Thursday, April 30, 2009

Did you know-The rocket

The first steam powered train was invented by Robert Stephenson. It was called the Rocket.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Amazing pictures-Air conditioned bus stop in Dubai



Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Strange facts-Equivalent

Prostitutes in Roman times charged the equivalent price of 8 glasses of red wine


Monday, April 27, 2009

Fascinating events-Cage of Death, Australia

Pictured: The theme park's 'cage of death' that drops tourists into a crocodile's lair

fascinating-eventsWithout the cage you wouldn't stand a chance swimming with a massive saltwater crocodile. But for brave punters who still want to get cosy with a feisty croc, a new Australian tourist attraction is offering the chance for a close encounter in the safety of a clear acrylic box dubbed the 'cage of death'.
interesting-factsJust 4cm of acrylic, a pair of goggles and a swimsuit, will separate thrill-seekers from the jaws of Choppa, a saltwater crocodile. The cage has no bars, unlike cages used in shark dives, which prevents the reptiles from gripping on but deep teeth scratches are visible on the sides, deterring some hesitant participants. Top End tourists climb into the clear box before being lowered into Choppa's lair. They then spend 15 minutes inside the 9ft high cage and watch Choppa, who lost both front feet while fighting other crocodiles, trying to take a bite out of them.

fascinating-eventsThe attraction at Crocosaurus Cove in the heart of the city of Darwin in the Northern Territory has been given high marks by adrenaline-junkies. 'This is it!' said self-confessed thrill-seeker Mark Clayton from Darwin after spending 20 minutes face-to-face with the crocodiles. 'I dive with sharks, large rays, moray eels ... but it's not this close. It's exhilarating to get that close to a crocodile of that size.'

fascinating-events about crocodileSaltwater crocodiles, known locally as "salties," are the largest crocodile species, with the males growing up to 19.6ft long and weighing up to 2,204lbs. They are found in across Southeast Asia but the highest numbers are found in northern Australia . Michael Scott, who opened the attraction in July, said there was plenty of demand for the £35 thrill.
'In the Northern Territory , the saltwater crocodile is an icon and is part of our life. They are always in the news, either in someone's swimming pool or killing someone's favourite horse,' Mr Scott said. The most famous crocodile to be housed at the park is Burt, who starred as the beast that nearly ate Linda Koslowski's character in Crocodile Dundee.
Although saltwater crocodiles are dangerous, fatal attacks on humans are rare in Australia with only one or two reported a year. Warning signs are displayed at rivers, lake and beaches in areas inhabited by crocodiles.


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bizarre facts-Pills

Human birth control pills work on gorillas


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Strange happenings-Dicephalic conjoined twins

Abigail "Abby" Loraine Hensel and Brittany "Britty" Lee Hensel (born 7 March 1990, Carver County, Minnesota, United States), are dicephalic conjoined twins.

interesting facts
amazing facts
strange-happeningsThey have two spines which join at the pelvis. They have two stomachs, four lungs (two partially conjoined pairs), and two arms. (A third, underdeveloped and unusable arm between their heads was amputated in infancy.


Friday, April 24, 2009

Did you know-Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa used to hang on the wall of Napoleon´s bedroom.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Amazing facts-World's Largest Butterfly

The Atlas moth (Attacus atlas) is a large saturniid moth found in the tropical and subtropical forests of Southeast Asia, southern China, common across the Malay archipelago, Thailand to Indonesia.



Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bizarre events-Child with beard and moustache

On 3oth September 1977, in the Liaoning region of the North-East of China, a child was born at a farmer's place, having a beard and mustache. He had hair all over his body except for the lips, palms and base of feet. His head had hair 3 inches long.
A scientific study was made on the child.



Bizarre facts-Attracted

Mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Animal world-Two nosed dog

This is Xingu, the two nosed dog, who was found living in a village deep in the Bolivian jungle by explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell. He is an Andrean double-nosed tiger hound and is thought to come from a line of hunting dogs used because they have an amazing sense of smell thanks to their dual noses. Tests on the dog proved that it was not a physical malformation but a specific breed of double-nosed dog.

animal-worldColonel Blashford-Snell' s theory is that the dog is descended from hunting dogs found in Spain at the time of the Conquistadors. "I think it's highly likely some of these were taken to South America and they've continued to breed," he said.
"They're very good hunting dogs. Xingu was quite an aggressive little chap, about 15" to 16" in height and very friendly with us, and he loves salt biscuits."
"Not a terribly handsome dog, but he's certainly very intelligent, " Col. Blashford-Shell added.
Xingu sired two puppies who were born with four noses between them. The puppies unfortunately did not survive.



Monday, April 20, 2009

Strange facts-Sneeze

When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop, even your heart!


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Amazing pictures-Lighthouse

The wonders of nature with extremely high waves smashing against a lighthouse in this weird weather pic. With the whitecaps cresting one very dangerous walkway.



Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bizarre facts-Related

Crocodiles are more closely related to birds than they are to reptiles


Friday, April 17, 2009

Amazing pictures-Man trampled by running bulls

Matador seriously wounded by bulls



Thursday, April 16, 2009

Did you know-The first time

The first time women and men used separate toilets was in 1739 at a Paris ball.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bizarre pictures of 2-headed animals



Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Strange happenings- Naples sex strike over fireworks

New Year's Eve could go off without a bang for some Neapolitan men.

New Year's Eve could prove to be something of a damp squib for some men in the Italian city of Naples.
Hundreds of Neapolitan women have pledged to go without sex unless their men promise to refrain from setting off dangerous illegal fireworks.
Local authorities are backing the women and have sent out text messages urging the men to "make love, not explosions".
The women say it is the only way to persuade their partners that they are serious about their concerns.
"Setting off illegal fireworks isn't celebrating, it's dangerous," Carolina Staiano, a founder of the campaign, told La Stampa newspaper. She told women that if their man did not understand the dangers they should "take action and make him sleep on the sofa".
'If a sex strike is what it takes in order to get the attention of our men, husbands, partners and sons, then we're ready for it," Mrs Staiano, 44, told Italy's Ansa news agency.

'Sensitive issue'
Mrs Staiano, who has the support of local churches, speaks from personal experience when warning of the dangers of fireworks.
She has spent her life caring for her father, who was left partially paralysed and with epilepsy after a firework exploded next to him at New Year's Eve party before she was born.

But the campaign, which started as a small-scale pledge in her home town of Lettere, about 40km (25 miles) from Naples, now has hundreds of supporters and has generated massive media interest.
''I'm receiving phone calls all the time from people who want to join. To be honest, I really wasn't expecting this level of interest,' said Mrs Staiano.
The move was inspired by the ancient Greek play Lysistrata, in which the women of Athens refuse to have sex unless their men folk forge a truce with their rivals from Sparta.
Doctor and local councillor Vincenzo Sorrentino, who has long campaigned against the illegal fireworks, said a sex ban was "an issue that men are particularly sensitive to''.
''The idea of no sex is not exactly popular and polls among local men have suggested they plan to make much greater efforts this year to prevent illegal fireworks being let off," he said.
Previous attempts to prevent the New Year's Eve mayhem had proved unsuccessful, said Mr Sorrentino, but he hoped the women's threat would do the job.
"They are more convincing and they always achieve their goals," he said.
The BBC's Duncan Kennedy in Rome says if the men of Naples fail to get the women's message, an awful lot of them could be waking up on sofas on New Year's Day.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Amazing sports injuries pictures

Picture of running bull and a man that's about to be trampled. This cruel tradition has stampeding animals attacking spectators for fun.



Sunday, April 12, 2009

Strange facts-Tomato can

The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburetor.


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tragic happenings-Commercial plane disaster

A commercial jet disaster of an airplane on fire putting the passengers in peril in this runway catastrophe picture. The flames engulf the cockpit area too.



Friday, April 10, 2009

Did you know?

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Amazing happenings-Oldest man in the US dies in Sacramento at 112

By JASON DEAREN, Associated Press Writer Jason Dearen, Associated Press Writer

SAN FRANCISCO – George Francis, the nation's oldest man, who lived through both world wars, man's first walk on the moon and the election of the first black president, has died. He was 112.
Francis died Saturday of congestive heart failure at a nursing home in Sacramento, his son, Anthony Francis, said Sunday.
"He lived four years in the 19th century, 100 years in the 20th century, and 8 years in the 21st century. We call him the man of three centuries," said the younger Francis, 81.
UCLA gerontologist Dr. Stephen Coles, who maintains a list of the world's oldest people, said Francis lived 112 years and 204 days.
With Francis' death, Walter Breuning of Montana, who is 112 years, 98 days old, becomes the country's oldest living man. At 114, Gertrude Baines of Los Angeles is the nation's oldest living person. The world's oldest person is Maria de Jesus of Portugal, who is 115 years, 109 days old, and the oldest man is Tomoji Tanabe of Japan, who is 113 years, 101 days, Coles said.
Francis, who at his prime barely weighed more than 100 pounds, was born June 6, 1896, in New Orleans. As an African-American in the South, he felt the sting of the Jim Crow-era segregation laws in his early life.

amazing-happeningsHis son said Francis tried to enlist in the U.S. Army during World War I but was turned down because of his stature.
"We always attributed his longevity to his mental and physical toughness," Anthony Francis said.
George Francis quit school after the sixth grade, became an amateur boxer as a young man and later worked as a chauffeur, an auto mechanic and a barber.
He and his wife, Josephine Johnson Francis, had a son and three daughters. Josephine Francis died of cancer in 1964.
Even in his waning days, Francis never lost his passion for politics, his family said. He voted for Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930s and for Barack Obama in 2008.
In an interview with The Associated Press after Obama's victory, Francis, who used a wheelchair, said he felt like jumping up and down.
"He is going to give black men a break in the world, and give them a better opportunity to live and make more money," he said. "For people who say voting doesn't matter, I think that's crazy."
Anthony Francis said his father was devoted to his family and that he attributed his longevity to them.
"He said `My children and my friends, I live off of them,'" he said.
Besides his four children, Francis is survived by 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bizarre events-A Murder or a Suicide?

At the 1994 annual awards dinner given for Forensic Science, AAFS President Dr Don Harper Mills astounded his audience with the legal complications of a bizarre death.

Here is the Case:
On March 23, 1994 the medical examiner viewed the body of Ronald Opus and concluded that he died from a shotgun wound to the head.
Mr. Opus had jumped from the top of a ten-story building intending to commit suicide. He left a note to the effect indicating his despondency. As he fell past the ninth floor his life was interrupted by a shotgun blast passing through a window, which killed him instantly. Neither the shooter nor the deceased was aware that a safety net had been installed just below the eighth floor level to protect some building workers and that Ronald Opus would not have been able to complete his suicide the way he had planned.
"Ordinarily," Dr Mills continued, "A person, who sets out to commit suicide and ultimately succeeds, even though the mechanism might not be what he intended, is still defined as committing suicide." That Mr. Opus was shot on the way to certain death, but probably would not have been successful because of the safety net, caused the medical examiner to feel that he had a homicide on his hands.
In the room on the ninth floor, where the shotgun blast emanated, was occupied by an elderly man and his wife. They were arguing vigorously and he was threatening her with a shotgun.
The man was so upset that when he pulled the trigger he completely missed his wife and the pellets went through the window striking Mr. Opus. When one intends to kill subject "A" but kills subject "B" in the attempt, one is guilty of the murder of subject "B".
When confronted with the murder charge the old man and his wife were both adamant and both said that they thought the shotgun was unloaded. The old man said it was a long-standing habit to threaten his wife with the unloaded shotgun. He had no intention to murder her.
Therefore the killing of Mr. Opus appeared to be an accident; that is, if the gun had been accidentally loaded. The continuing investigation turned up a witness who saw the old couple's son loading the shotgun about six weeks prior to the fatal accident.
It transpired that the old lady had cut off her son's financial support and the son, knowing the propensity of his father to use the shotgun threateningly, loaded the gun with the expectation that his father would shoot his mother.Since the loader of the gun was aware of this, he was guilty of the murder even though he didn't actually pull the trigger. The case now becomes one of murder on the part of the son for the death of Ronald Opus.

Now comes the exquisite twist. Further investigation revealed hat the son was, in fact, Ronald Opus. He had become increasingly despondent over the failure of his attempt to engineer his mother's murder. This led him to jump off the ten-story building on March 23rd, only to be killed by a shotgun blast passing through the ninth story window. The son had actually Murdered himself, so the medical examiner closed the case as a suicide.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Amazing facts-Hymens

Only two female mammals possess hymens - humans and horses.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Bizarre events-The Nine Emperor Gods Festival in China

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival, also known as Vegetarian festival, a Chinese festival to celebrate the return from heaven to earth of the Nine Emperor spirits. The festival falls on the ninth day of the ninth moon in the Chinese lunar calendar. You can witness extreme body piercing at the festival.



Sunday, April 5, 2009

Strange facts-Survival

Only one out of a thousand baby sea turtles survives after hatching.


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Amazing pictures-Sports injury pictures

Sports injury picture of a broken arm while weightlifting. This weightlifter breaks bones in this competition picture and drops the barbells then pops his elbow out.



Friday, April 3, 2009

Did you know-Water

The water we drink is 3 billion years old.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bizarre events-Peeing on photograph

An army soldier peeing on Saddam Hussein in this military picture. A patriotic service man from the Iraq war showing what all the foreign fighting is for.



Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Amazing facts-Accidental plantation

Millions of trees are accidentally planted by squirrels that bury their nuts and then forget where they left them.


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