Monday, August 31, 2009

Amazing facts-Largest book

The world’s largest book has been commissioned for the world’s tallest building, the Burj Dubai. The book, which will chronicle the construction of the Burj, will be 16ft tall and made of some of the world’s finest silk-threaded paper. It will first tour 15 cities around the world before becoming a centrepiece in the Burj and will tell the stories of over 100 people who worked on the tower.

The tome, which will cost more than dhs5.25 million has been commissioned from Kraken Opus, a UK-based company that specalises in manufacturing high-quality outsized books. The company previously completed a giant book on the history of Manchester United football club that was recently sold at auction for over £1 million (dhs5.25 million). Chief Executive Karl Fowler said that book would be accompanied by a print run of 750,000 giant books with covers measuring half a sqm. The paper will be threaded with silk, which helps the print and photo quality and the binding will be hand-stitched so that 98 per cent of the page surface can be seen by turning the page. “With cheaper binds, the book is bound so tightly that you have to press the page down to read the print. We use the best materials because it makes reading more pleasurable,” Fowler said.

The giant book’s pages will be turned using a giant paddle. Fowler said that the money spent on the project was justified, even during the economic downturn. “Some of Hollywood’s most lavish, expensive films were made during the Great Depression. People need escape. We’re not making the book just for the here and now, we’re making it so that it can be read 50 years from now.” The book will be released shortly after the Burj opens later this year.



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Did you know-Venus

Venus is the only planet in the solar system that rotates clockwise

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Interesting facts-Vowels in order

Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning "containing arsenic."

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Bizarre events-Biggest loser

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tragic happenings-When you drive too close to a container

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Amazing facts-Crisis & Opportunity

In Chinese the words for 'crisis' and 'opportunity' are the same.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Strange happenings-Longest eyelashes in the world

An eyelash is one of the hairs that grow at the edge of the eyelid. Eyelashes protect the eye from debris and perform some of the same function as whiskers do on a cat or a mouse in the sense that they are sensitive to being touched, thus providing a warning that an object (such as an insect or dust mite) is near the eye (which is then closed reflexively).
Wonder how she is going to see this beautiful world with that long eyelashes.

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Interesting facts-Longer

Every day is about 55 billionths of a second longer than the day before it.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Amazing pictures-Statue of Christ

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Bizarre facts-Reproductive organs

A snail's reproductive organs are in it's head.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Interesting facts-Checkmate

The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead."

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Inspirational events-Life is short!

The girl in the picture is Katie Kirkpatrick, she is 21 . Next to her, her fiancé, Nick, 23. The picture was taken shortly before their wedding ceremony, held on January 11, 2005 in the US .
Katie has terminal cancer and spend hours a day receiving medication.

amazing-happeningsIn the picture, Nick is waiting for her on one of the many sessions of chemo to end.

amazing-happeningsIn spite of all the pain, organ failures, and morphine shots, Katie is going along with her wedding and took care of every detail. The dress had to be adjusted a few times due to her constant weight loss
amazing-happeningsAn unusual accessory at the party was the oxygen tube that Katie used throughout the ceremony and reception as well.
The other couple in the picture are Nick's parents. Excited to see their son marrying his high school sweetheart.
amazing-happeningsKatie, in her wheelchair with the oxygen tube , listening to a song from her husband and friends

amazing-happeningsAt the reception, Katie had to take a few rests. The pain did not allow her to stand for long periods
amazing-happeningsKatie died five days after her wedding day. Watching a woman so ill and weak getting married and with a smile on her face makes us think...Happiness is reachable, no matter how long it lasts.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Did you know-Disney world

Disney world is bigger than than the world's five smallest countries

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Amazing facts-Hanging trains in Germany

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Animal world-Vocal sounds

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

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Amazing happenings-Undersea eruptions near Tonga

Scientists sailed out to have a closer look at the eruptions of an undersea volcano off the coast of Tonga in the South Pacific Ocean today. Tonga's head geologist, Kelepi Mafi, said there was no apparent danger to residents of Nuku'alofa and others living on the main island of Tongatapu. Officials also said it may be related to a quake with a magnitude of 4.4 which struck last March 13 around 35 kilometers from the capital at a depth of nearly 150 kilometres.
An undersea volcano erupts off the coast of Tonga, sending plumes of steam, ash and smoke up to 100 meters into the air, on March 18, 2009, off the coast of Nuku'Alofa, Tonga. (Dana Stephenson/Getty Images)
An undersea volcano erupts about 10 kilometers off the Tongatapu coast of Tonga sending plumes of steam and smoke hundreds of meters into the air. (LOTHAR SLABON/AFP/Getty Images)

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