Friday, July 31, 2009

Interesting facts-Saturn

Saturn is a very windy place! Winds can reach up to 1,100 miles per hour. Saturn is also made of gas. If you could find an ocean large enough, it would float. This planet is famous for its beautiful rings, and has at least 18 moons.

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Strange Transparent fish!

With a head like a fighter-plane cockpit, a Pacific barreleye fish shows off its highly sensitive, barrel-like eyes--topped by green, orblike lenses--in a picture taken in 2004.
The fish, discovered alive in the deep water off California's central coast by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), is the first specimen of its kind to be found with its soft transparent dome intact.

strange-factsThe 6-inch (15-centimeter) barreleye (Macropinna microstoma) had been known since 1939--but only from mangled specimens dragged to the surface by nets.

strange-factsThe grayish, barrel-like eyes are beneath the green domes, which may filter light. In this picture the eyes are pointing upward--the better to see prey above in the darkness of the barreleye's deep-sea home. The barreleye lives more than 2,000 feet (600 meters) beneath the ocean's surface, where the water is almost inky.

strange-factsThe transparent- headed fish spends much of its time motionless, eyes upward, MBARI scientists discovered while watching the barreleye fish from a remotely operated vehicle.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Did you know-Sleep

A snail can sleep for three years

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bizarre facts-Mother's presence

In Cali, Colombia, a woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens, her mother must be in the room to witness the act.

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Amazing animal-Worlds largest LIGER (Lion+Tiger)

Know what's a Liger? It's a cross breed of a Lion male and Tiger female…
The 10ft Liger who's still growing...
He looks like something from a prehistoric age or a fantastic creation from Hollywood. But Hercules is very much living flesh and blood - as he proves every time he opens his gigantic mouth to roar. Part lion, part tiger, he is not just a big cat but a huge one, standing 10ft tall on his back legs. Called a liger, in reference to his crossbreed parentage, he is the largest of all the cat species. On a typical day he will devour 20lb of meat, usually beef or chicken, and is capable of eating 100lb at a single setting. At just three years old, Hercules already weighs half a ton.

amazing-animalHe is the accidental result of two enormous big cats living close together at the Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, in Miami, Florida, and already dwarfs both his parents.
"Ligers are not something we planned on having," said institute owner Dr Bhagavan Antle. "We have lions and tigers living together in large enclosures and at first we had no idea how well one of the lion boys was getting along with a tiger girl, then loo and behold we had a liger."

amazing-animalNot only that, but he likes to swim, a feat unheard of among water-fearing lions. In the wild it is virtually impossible for lions and tigers to mate. Not only are they enemies likely to kill one another, but most lions are in Africa and most tigers in Asia . But incredible though he is, Hercules is not unique. Ligers have been bred in captivity, deliberately and accidentally, since shortly before World War II.

amazing-animalToday there are believed to be a handful of ligers around the world and a similar number of tigons, the product of a tiger father and lion mother. Tigons are smaller than ligers and take on more physical characteristics of the tiger.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Amazing facts-Sound of Victoria falls

The sound made by Victoria falls in Zimbabwe can be heard 40 miles away.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Somalia
Plan to steal a phone in Somalia? Prepare to lose your limbs
It is a painful fact that should make headlines in the international news but it makes it here since it does have

something, slightly technically inclined. The fact the stealing cellophones can land you up losing your limbs in the presence

of a multitude is more alarming than the fact that this news hasn’t really made the headlines it should have. The punishment

was carried out by a terrorist group known as al-Shabab that amputated the right hands and left legs of the four accused

thieves. They were tried and found guilt by al-Shabab, a radical Islamist militia group. The execution took place in

Mogadishu, Somalia, in the presence of scores of onlookers.

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Interesting facts-Dead skin

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

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Fascinating events-Futuristic pyramid

Since 2006, Kazakhstan's new capital city of Astana, itself an enormous hub of construction since it inherited the title in 1997, has been home to one of the world's most impressive and visually futuristic pyramids, known as the palace of peace and reconciliation. It was designed by British super-architects foster + partners, cost 8.74 billion Kazakh tenge and was built to accommodate the triennial 'congress of world and traditional religions'. If there was ever a positive to be found for the existence of the idiocy we know and love as religion, this building could be it, as after an impressively rapid 2 years of design and construction, the end product is a masterpiece.

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Strange facts-Pajero

Mitsubishi launched it's 'Pajero' four wheel drive without realizing that 'Pajero' is Spanish for 'W*nker

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Biggest spider webs in the world

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Did you know-First in space

The fruit fly was the first animal in space

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bizarre structures

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Amazing roads around the world

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Bizarre facts-National Orchestra

Monaco's national orchestra is bigger than it's army

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Strange facts-Salt

Mongolians put salt in their tea instead of sugar.

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Amazing pictures-Would You Dare to Walk on This?

Glass Bridge will be suspended 4,000 feet above the Colorado River on the very edge of the Grand Canyon . On May 2005, the final test was conducted and the structure passed engineering requirements by 400 percent, enabling it to withstand the weight of 71 fully loaded Boeing 747 airplanes (more that 71 million pounds). The bridge will be able to sustain winds in excess of 100 miles per hour from 8 different directions, as well as an 8.0 magnitude earthquake within 50 miles.
More than one million pounds of steel will go into the construction of The Grand Canyon SkyWalk.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Amazing happenings-Car tower

A Volkswagen Polo is loaded in the car towers of the VW Autostadr in Wolfsburg, Northern Germany. The Autostadt, situated next to Volkswagen's headquarters is the company's theme park, and distribution centre where daily 5,500 visitors view Volkswagen brands like Bentley, Audi, Lamborghini

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Amazing facts-Unsold cars around the world!

Look at the unsold cars around the world. But not a single Riyal or Dirham or Dinar is reduced in the Gulf region, as they have to support the western economies during this crisis.

amazing-factsNissan has announced plans to cut its Sunderland workforce by 1,200. Thousands of unsold cars are stored around the factory's test track Honda is halting production at its Swindon plant in April and May, extending the two-month closure announced before Christmas to four months. Honda and Japanese rival Toyota are both cutting production in Japan and elsewhere.

amazing-factsPictured, Hondas await export at a pier in Tokyo Earlier this week Jaguar Land Rover said 450 British jobs would go.

amazing-factsThe open car storage areas in Corby , Northamptonshire, are reaching full capacity Imported cars stored at Sheerness open storage area awaiting delivery to dealers Newly imported cars fill the 150-acre site at the Toyota distribution centre in Long Beach , California

amazing-factsThe build-up of imported cars at the port of Newark , New Jersey Stocks of Ford trucks in Detroit , Michigan
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amazing-factsSales of new cars in the UK have slumped to a 12-year-low and production of cars at Honda in Swindon has been halted for a unprecedented four-month period because of the collapse in global sales and represents the longest continuous halt in production at any UK car plant.

amazing-factsThe announcement comes on a day when the EU's Industry Commissioner Guenter Verheugen warned the outlook for the European car industry was 'brutal' and predicted not all European manufacturers would survive the crisis

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Amazing facts-World's longest legs

The world’s smallest man, He Ping Ping, met up with the woman with the longest legs, Svetlana Pankratova, for photos for the latest Guinness Book of World Records in Trafalgar Square in London. Little He Ping Ping is just 29.37 Inches tall.

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Did you know-Testify in Court

In ancient Rome,when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles.

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Interesting facts-Tongue twister

The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

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Bizarre facts-How many dead bodies on Mount Everest

Mount Everest is both the highest mountain and the highest graveyard in the world. As of 2002, 175 climbers had died on the mountain, and the vast majority of these bodies were left behind. There are reported to be at least 41 bodies on the north side of Everest.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Amazing facts-Awe inspiring swimming pools

Hanging Pool

This architecturally- daring pool, designed by Architexas , sits atop The Joule hotel in Dallas, Texas. Ten stories above the ground, the pool projects eight feet over the edge of the building and hangs directly above Main Street, giving dippers dazzling downtown views. Photo Credit: Gadling.com

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Private Bay Overlook
Shown below is one of many private infinity pools at Six Sense Hotel in Koh Yao Noi, Thailand (northeast of the better-known island of Phuket). The pool deck offers a magnificent view of Phang Nga Bay and its limestone monoliths, but the best part? Butler service upon request. Photo credit: Newsdesk.se

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Pantheon Pool
The Homestead Crater—a 55-foot-high dome filled halfway with 96°F mineral-rich spring water—is a favorite among local water skiers, snorkelers and scuba divers. Located at the Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah, this natured-inspired pool is lit during the evenings to illuminate the mineral deposits that decorate the chamber’s walls. Photo Credit: HomesteadResort. com

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Blood-Red Pool
Appropriately set in Marrakesh, Morocco—known as the “Red City” due the city buildings’ crimson-colored mud walls—this 105-foot-long pool sits at the center of the Murano Oriental Resort. Paved with red enamel and similarly-hued mosaic tiles, the pool water gives off a rosy tint, providing a visual allusion to the city’s nickname. Photo Credit: OUTNEXT.com


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