Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tragic happenings-Super typhoon causing flood in nearby cities of Greater Manila

tragic-happenings
tragic-happenings
tragic-happenings
tragic-happenings
tragic-happenings
tragic-happenings
tragic-happenings
tragic-happenings
tragic-happenings

Read more...

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fascinating events-The Grape Fight of Binissalem

The Grape Fight of Binissalem

One of the most fun events of September took place in the village of Benissalem, on the island of Majorca, during Fiesta of La Vermada.

Over one thousand people, both locals and tourists, gathered in Binissalem, a village known for the quality of its wines, for what may have been the biggest grape fight in the world. Every year, at the end of September, the people of Binissalem organize a fiesta, to celebrate a successful grape harvest. The highlight of Fiesta of La Vermada is the grape fight that attracts people from all over the world, just like La Tomatina festival, held in Bunol, Spain.

The grape fighters gather in Plaza de l’Esglesia, in the center of the village and wait for a rocket to be fired. Once that happens everyone stampedes into a field outside Binissalem and a human circle is formed around a huge pile of grapes. When the whistle blows, the madness begins and grapes start flying.

fascinating-events
fascinating-events
fascinating-events
fascinating-events
fascinating-events

Read more...

Interesting facts-Largest school

The world's largest Montessori school is in India, with 26,312 students in 2002.

Read more...

Friday, January 29, 2010

Strange happenings-Alligator at doorstep

Snap goes the alligator: What one woman saw when she opened her front door


An American woman was forced to make a snappy retreat after an 11-foot alligator took up residence on her doorstep.Concerned neighbours phoned Belinda Donaldson to warn her not to leave her house when they spotted the giant reptile.

strange-happenings
strange-happenings
strange-happenings
strange-happenings
strange-happenings
strange-happenings

Read more...

Did you know-Sound

Sound is sent from the radio station through the air to your radio by means of electromagnetic waves. News, music, Bible teaching, baseball games, plays, advertisements- these sounds are all converted into electromagnetic waves (radio waves) before they reach your radio and your ears.

Read more...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Amazing pictures-Pilot's holiday home

amazing-pictures
amazing-pictures
amazing-pictures
amazing-pictures
amazing-pictures
amazing-pictures
amazing-pictures

Read more...

Interestng facts-Ten words from a word

There is a seven-letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters,
"therein": the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.

Read more...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Amazing facts-Elderly robbers

Elderly robbers

Two pensioners believed to be Scotland's oldest robbers have admitted stealing more than £2,000 in cash and goods from a newsagents in Glasgow.

Richard Mulhearn, 70, and 72-year-old James Adams raided MK Co newsagents, on Byres Road, in October last year. Glasgow Sheriff Court heard how Mulhearn distracted the shop assistant by asking her about light bulbs while Adams made off with the goods. Sentence on both men was deferred for reports and they were released on bail.
Mulhearn and Adams, both from the city's Maryhill area, admitted stealing cash, stamps, mobile phone top-up cards and power cards on 16 October.
Prosecutor Mark Allan told the court that the 57-year-old shop assistant was working on her own at about 1300 BST when Mulhearn came into the shop.
He said: "Richard Mulhearn entered the shop and asked the shop assistant for help in purchasing light bulbs.
"The light bulbs were at the rear of the shop while the till area was at the front of the shop next to the entrance and she was distracted away from it.

amazing-facts"Meantime, Mr Adams had entered the store and the shop assistant began to form the impression that Mr Mulhearn was trying to stall her at the rear of the shop and take her attention away from what was happening at the front.The goods and cash were stolen from the newsagents on Byres Road.
"What was happening was the removal of goods from that area, goods amounting to several thousands of pounds."
The shop assistant later alerted the police after noticing that goods were missing.
The court heard that police later recovered £700 in cash from underneath a cushion in Mulhearn's living room as well as a mobile top-up card.
He tried to claim he had been saving his pension for Christmas but was arrested and charged.
Adams was apprehended after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Sheriff Linda Ruxton told the men that a jail sentence was "utmost" in her mind.

Read more...

Did you know-Muscles to frown and smile

You use an average of 43 muscles for a frown. You use an average of 17 muscles for a smile.

Read more...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bizarre facts-Chinese upbringing

Chinese schoolchildren of 10 years have to wash the windows outside the building without any security equipment, standing on a windowsill of 10 cm!

It is considered that it teaches children will power and courage

bizarre-facts
bizarre-facts
bizarre-facts
bizarre-facts
bizarre-facts
bizarre-facts

Read more...

Interesting facts-Separate shoes

Before 1800 there was no such thing as separate shoes for left and right feet.

Read more...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Amazing animal-Ashes, the hairless monkey

Ashes, the hairless monkey

Ashes is a 13 year old chimpanzee that has literally no hair on its body. When he was born, Ashes had a beautiful fur, but by the time he turned one, he was completely bald. Looking at his arms you can understand why a chimp could easily rip a human’s arms off if it wanted to, he’s just a huge pile of muscles.

amazing-animal
amazing-animal
amazing-animal
amazing-animal
amazing-animal

Read more...

Dark world-Suicides

There is an average of 90 suicides a day in Japan.

Read more...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

World´s 15 Most Highest-Paid Sportsmen

Tiger Woods
$110 million

Woods has earned almost $900 million in prize money, endorsements and appearance fees during his 13-year professional golf career and next year is poised to become the first athlete to earn $1 billion during a career. Woods racked up more than twice the earnings of any other athlete over the past 12 months despite being sidelined for eight months after knee surgery thanks to lucrative endorsement deals with Accenture, Gillette and Nike as well as a thriving golf course design business.

Kobe Bryant
$45 million

Bryant secured his place among the NBA´s all-time greats when he won his fourth NBA title with the Los Angeles Lakers in June. The Black Mamba´s popularity is at its zenith as his No. 24 jersey is the top seller in the U.S., Europe and China. Bryant pads his $21 million Lakers salary through endorsement deals with Nike, Upper Deck, Activision and VitaminWater.

Michael Jordan
$45 million

MJ retired as a player for the third and presumably final time six years ago, but he is still the most famous athlete in the United States. The Jordan Brand is approaching $1 billion in sales for Nike which turned Jordan into a marketing phenomenon. Jordan is on the short list of potential buyers for the Charlotte Bobcats where he is head of basketball operations and a minority owner.

Kimi Raikkonen
$45 million

Formula One´s highest-paid driver finished a disappointing third in the World Championship standings last year after winning the title in 2007. This year has been even worse for the Iceman who sits in 10th place in the current standings. Ferrari resigned Raikkonen in September to a one-year contract extension keeping the Finn behind the wheel for Ferrari through 2010.

David Beckham
$42 million

Becks is far from the best player on the pitch, but he is still the most famous which is why companies like Adidas, Giorgio Armani and Motorola pay him millions for his endorsement. Beckham spent five months on loan this year playing for AC Milan before his planned return to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy in July when the MLS season is half over.

LeBron James
$40 million

The NBA´s MVP led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the league´s best record and had a playoff performance for the ages this year, but his team was bounced from the playoffs by the Orlando Magic in the Conference Finals. His free agency next summer has teams maneuvering to get under the salary cap in hopes of signing King James. The Cavs can offer the biggest contract under NBA salary rules, but James might go in search of a bigger market.

Phil Mickelson
$40 million

Playing second fiddle to Tiger Woods has proven very lucrative for the world´s second-ranked player. His most lucrative deal is with Callaway, which signed Mickelson to a five-year extension this year. Other sponsors include Barclay´s, Exxon, KPMG and Rolex. Mickelson has won $54 million in prize money during his career, third all-time behind Woods and Vijay Singh.

Manny Pacquiao
$40 million

Pac-Man hogged the boxing spotlight over the past year with victories in two blockbuster fights against Oscar De La Hoya in December and Ricky Hatton in March that combined generated more than $100 million in pay-per-view revenue in the U.S. A member of Time magazine´s 100 Most Influential People, Pacquiao plans to run for political office when his days in the ring are over.

Valentino Rossi
$35 million

The Doctor won his eighth World Championship in 2008 after two straight years of falling short of the title. The biggest star in motorcycle racing earns $16 million annually from his contract to ride for Yamaha and his earnings more than double when you count licensing income, bonuses and endorsement deals with the likes of energy drink Monster.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.
$34 million

Earnhardt was chosen as Nascar´s most popular driver for a sixth straight year in 2008 despite winning only one race during the past two seasons. His merchandise sales were twice the total of any other driver. Earnhardt´s biggest personal sponsorship deals are with Adidas, Chevrolet, Polaris, Wrangler and Nationwide Insurance, which he added this year.

Roger Federer
$33 million

Federer cemented his position as the greatest tennis player ever when he won his 14th Grand Slam title and completed a career Grand Slam by winning the French Open this month. Federer also passed Pete Sampras in October to become the all-time leader in career prize money and has earned $48 million since turning pro in 1998.

Shaquille O´Neal
$33 million

Shaq experienced a renaissance on the court this year returning to the All-Star game where he shared the MVP Award with former teammate and nemesis Kobe Bryant. Off-the-court Shaq continues to pile up sales of his low-cost Shaq and Dunkman brands of shoes, which now top 75 million pairs since he launched the first line in 1996. Shaq has reached a new audience through Twitter where he has 1.2 million followers.

Oscar De La Hoya
$32 million

Boxing´s Golden Boy hung up his gloves after one last mega-fight in December against Manny Pacquiao that earned De La Hoya $30 million. He retires with the record for all-time pay-per-view buys of 14.1 million and PPV revenue of $696 million.

Lewis Hamilton
$32 million

Hamilton is often compared to Tiger Woods for his breakout performance at an early age as a black athlete in a predominantly white sport. Hamilton won the 2008 Formula One World Championship by a single point and became the youngest driver to win the title at 23. Last summer, Reebok inked Hamilton to a multimillion- dollar deal to be a "global brand ambassador."

Alex Rodriguez
$32 million

A-Rod earns little off the field these days but makes the cut thanks to his historic 10-year, $275 million contract he signed with the Yankees after the 2007 season. The deal paid A-Rod $27 million last year and is worth $32 million this season. He also got $1 million in January as part of the $10 million signing bonus in the deal.

Read more...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Strange happenings-Storm of Apocalypse in Sydney

Storm of apocalypse in Sydney

It is a city that usually wakes to brilliant blue skies. But dawn broke with a dramatic difference in Sydney. Pulling back their blinds, residents were greeted with an eerie reddish-orange cloud cloaking all around them. Early-morning commuters stared in disbelief at the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, whose normally striking outlines were rendered ghostly by the shroud of dust.

strange-happenings

strange-happeningsThe gale force winds - measuring in excess of 60mph - also fanned bush fires in the state. By noon on Wednesday the storm, carrying an estimated 5 million tonnes of dust, had spread to the southern part of Australia's tropical state of Queensland.

strange-happenings
strange-happeningsThe dust storms stripped valuable topsoil from farmlands. At one stage up to 75,000 tonnes of dust per hour was blown across Sydney and dumped in the Pacific Ocean.
'We've got a combination of factors which have been building for ten months already - floods, droughts and strong winds,' said Craig Strong from DustWatch at Griffith University in Queensland.
strange-happenings
strange-happeningsThe outback dust storm has swept across eastern Australia, shrouding Sydney in a dramatic red glow. It's also been wreaking havoc, disrupting transport and placing health authorities on alert for widespread respiratory illness.

strange-happenings
strange-happenings
strange-happeningsInternational flights were diverted from Sydney, ferries on the harbour were suspended, and motorists were warned to take care on roads as visibility was dramatically reduced.

'It did feel like Armageddon because when I was in the kitchen looking out the skylight, there was this red, red glow coming through,' one resident told Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio.
The blanket of dust stretched hundreds of miles along the coast, from the coal port of Newcastle north of Sydney to the steel city of Wollongong in the south, and hundreds of miles inland to farming towns like Dubbo and Tamworth.
Weather officials said the blanket of dust would remain for several hours, until winds eased.
Further cold fronts are expected later in the week and could bring not only more strong winds, with the chance of dust storms, but also snow falls higher up on Australia's mountain region, said weather officials.

Dust storms in Australia are not uncommon but are usually restricted to the inland. Occasionally, during widespread drought, dust storms reach coastal areas. Australia is the driest inhabited continent and only Antarctica is drier.
strange-happenings
strange-happenings
strange-happenings
strange-happenings
strange-happenings
strange-happenings
strange-happenings
strange-happenings
strange-happenings
strange-happenings
strange-happenings
strange-happeningsThe NSW state government recently cut the state's 2009/10 wheat crop estimate by 20 per cent because of hot, dry weather across the grain belt.
The country is one of the most vulnerable nations to climate change, but also the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter per capita as it relies on coal-fired power stations for the bulk of its electricity.
Australia is battling one of its worst droughts and weather officials say an El Nino - a periodic change in the atmosphere and ocean of the Pacific - is slowly developing which will mean drier conditions for eastern states.
The country is one of the most vulnerable nations to climate change, but also the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter per capita as it relies on coal-fired power stations for the bulk of its electricity.

Read more...

  © Blogger templates Newspaper III by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP