Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Interesting facts-Now this is a real Eco toilet

You probably thought eco-toilets are those plastic boxes set in public spaces where you just go in and handle your business, huh? Well, no, you were wrong and these photos prove it. As you can see, apart from the toilet bowl, everything is natural. And before you say “this is just stupid” you might like to know people build bars in trees too and place restaurants on them.


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Monday, November 29, 2010

Amazing facts-World's largest pool

World's largest pool

Already drawing the crowds in the South American resort of San Alfonso del Mar in Chile, this artificial lagoon and swimming pool is eight hectares in size and contains an incredible 250,000 cubic meters of water.

Acknowledged by Guinness World Records as being the world’s largest swimming pool, the lagoon trounces all other record holders in the category, including the Orthlieb pool in Casablanca, Morocco, itself a huge 150 meters by 100 meters – the San Alfonso pool is 1km in length.


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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Extraordinary talent-Cleopatra Stratan

Cleopatra Stratan: A 3 year old singer who earns GBP 1,000 per song

Clepotra was born October 6, 2002 in Chisinau, Moldova and is the daughter of Moldovan-Romanian singer, Pavel Stratan. She is the youngest person ever to score commercial success as a singer, with her 2006 album La vârsta de trei ani. She holds the record for being the youngest artist that performed live for two hours in front of a large audience, the highest paid young artist, the youngest artist to receive an MTV award and the youngest artist to score a #1 hit in a country (Ghita in Romanian Singles Chart).

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Animal world-Monkey adopts kitten

A long tailed macaque monkey adopts a kitten in the forests of Bali, Indonesia

A young long tailed macaque monkey has been spotted in a forest protectively nuzzling and grooming a ginger kitten and making sure no harm came to it. The extraordinary sight was captured by amateur photographer Anne Young while on holiday at the Monkey Forest Park, in the Ubud region of Bali, Indonesia.

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During the remarkable moments the monkey would become agitated if Anne ventured too near to take pictures and at one point used a huge leaf to try and cover the kitten from view
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The monkey was even wary of other macaques and would not allow other young males to get too close

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Throughout the session the kitten enjoyed the attention being lavished on it by its protective carer and made no effort to leave.

The reserve is inhabited by about 340 monkeys in four groups. It is considered sacred by locals and visited by about 10,000 tourists each month

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Amazing pictures-Bursting a bubble

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Interesting facts-World's biggest Easter egg

The Easter egg or Ukrainian ‘Pysanka,’ was constructed in 1975 to commemorate early Ukrainian settlements in an area east of Edmonton.

Professor Resch was responsible for the entire Pysanka concept which required the development of new computer programs.

The Pysanka is really an immense jig-saw puzzle containing 524 star patterns, 2,206 equilateral triangles, 3,512 visible facets, 6,978 nuts and bolts, and 177 internal struts.


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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Amazing happenings-China traffic jam: 100 km long, 13 days old

Believe it or not: A traffic jam that's entered 13th day! Stretches 100km; may take as long as mid-Sept to clear.

Beijing: Baffled by the world's longest traffic jam, the Chinese government has mobilised hundreds of policemen to clear the 100-km long stretch of the Beijing-Tibet highway, riddled with vehicles for 13 days, with the pile-up almost reaching the outskirts of the capital. There have been no reports of road rage, and the main complaint has been about villagers on bicycles selling food and water at 10 times the normal price.


amazing-happeningsThe snarl up on the highway, on a section that links the capital to the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia was triggered by road construction and repair. While all sorts of vehicles appeared to have been caught up in the jam, it was mostly caused by lengthy coal carrying trucks, which brings fuel for the industries around the capital.

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The traffic jam was currently noticed about 60 km outside Beijing and officials hope to clear it in the next few days with the deployment of large traffic police at various places. The government has mobilised hundreds of policemen to clear the massive pile-up that has caused embarrassment here.

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In the worst-hit stretches of the road in northern China, drivers pass the time sitting in the shade of their immobilized trucks, playing cards, sleeping on the asphalt or bargaining with price-gouging food vendors. Many of the trucks that carry fruit and vegetables are unrefrigerated, and the cargoes are assumed to be rotting.


On Sunday, the eighth day of the near-standstill, trucks moved just over a kilometer (less than a mile) on the worst section, said Zhang Minghai, a traffic director in Zhangjiakou, a city about 150 kilometers (90 miles) northwest of Beijing. China Central Television reported Tuesday that some vehicles had been stuck for five days.


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No portable toilets were set up along the highway, leaving only two apparent options -- hike to a service area or into the fields. At several places, drivers, sick and tired of the snarl up, were bitter and angry as temperatures soared during the day and dipped in the nights. Many complained that local vendors were fleecing them for food and water, charging heavy rates, by selling water for 10 yuan as against 1 yuan.

The jam which some in Beijing say was not new in that particular section has also brought the spotlight back on China's soaring auto sales. The congestion is set to peak in five years, when the total number of cars is expected to nearly double, the Beijing Transportation Research Centre said in its new report.


If people continue to purchase vehicles at the current rate of 1,900 new cars a day, the total will reach seven million in 2015 in Beijing alone, reducing average speeds in the city to below 15 km an hour, the report said.



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Traffic arrangements built up over generations in the U.S. are lacking in much of China, said Bob Honea, director of the University of Kansas Transportation Research Institute, who has visited China. "We'll see this problem more and more often. It's true of every developing country," he said.

"Beijing's already a big parking lot!" complained a taxi driver Gan during a traffic jam on the East Third Ring Road. "We're making another Great Wall, it's just that this one is made of cars," he said.

By the end of 2009, Beijing had four million cars, a growth of 17 per cent over 2008. Experts say the urban layout forces people to buy cars and the city planning leaves people no choice but to travel.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Amazing facts-World's biggest cheesecake

On 25 January 2009, in Mexico City, Mexico, Philadelphia of Kraft Foods Mexico was recognized by Guinness World Records as the creator of the largest cheesecake ever made.

The colossal confectionery weighed 2,133.5 kg, had a diameter of 2.5 m and was 56 cm tall.

The recipe for the world’s largest cheesecake included 800 kg of Philadelphia cream cheese, 800 kg of yogurt, 350 kg of cookies, 250 kg of sugar, 150 kg of butter and 100 kg of strawberries, along with other ingredients.



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Monday, November 22, 2010

Bizarre events-Barracuda jumps into boat and bites

14-year-old Koral Wira was sitting on her family's yacht while her dad was fishing for sharks near Venice, Florida.

Suddenly a 30 pound, 45 inch long barracuda large barracuda leapt out of the sea and latched on to her arm. Koral's dad was able to kill the fish with a fillet knife.

Koral said the barracuda flew into the boat and chomped down on her left arm. It then flopped around until her father was able to catch it. But the girl still needed 51 stitches afterwards.


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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Interesting facts-World's smallest gun

Ring Gun


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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Strange facts-Drunken

Street signs warning Romanian drivers to be careful of drunken pedestrians lying on roads were erected by road safety chiefs, worried about the "despairing" levels of accidents.

The 10 bright red signs were erected by worried road safety officials in popular areas of the town of Pecica. Photo: CEN

Officials in Pecica, a village 13 miles from the Hungarian border, ordered the bright red signs, complete with the phrase “Attention - Drunks”.

The 10 road signs, which also show a person crawling on their knees while clutching a glass in one hand, were erected in popular nightspot areas close to the city's bars and restaurants.


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Peter Antal, the Mayor, said the idea came after he visited an unnamed town in Germany, which had installed similar signs.

He said officials took action after a “despairing” number of accidents in the town, which has a population of about 13,000, caused by drunken revellers, with some even resulting in fatalities. He said it was not motorists’ fault but blamed the town’s pedestrians, many of whom were not able to look out for themselves as they staggered or crawled around the town.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Amazing animal-Giant frog

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Amazing facts-World's biggest Lily

Flaming Red Giant was erected in 1990 by Ralph Korody, as a symbol of community recognition to a pioneer and long time resident of our district, DR. A. J. (Bert) Porter.

This represents one of many varieties developed at Honeywood Nursery. Home town of this flower is Parkside, Saskatchewan.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Animal world-Punk turtle

It looks like an aquatic version of Johnny Rotten in his punk heyday after a heavy night on the tiles. But that spiky green quiff isn’t gelled hair - it’s growing algae.And the creature sporting the spectacular coiffure is the Mary River Turtle, one of the most unusual reptiles of its type on the planet.

The Mary River Turtle has become a popular figure with Australian environmentalists who say the endangered creature is being further threatened by Queensland State Government’s plans to build a dam on the river.It is one of the more unusual species of turtles as it breathes through lung-like structures in its tail and needs shallow water to survive. It was described formally by scientists only in 1994 and little is known about it.The hairsute creature was captured by amateur photographer Chris Van Wyk as it quietly waded in the shallows.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Amazing pictures-Mummies of the world

10-month-old, who lived in Peru 6420 years ago, an aristocrat of the 17 th century South African woman with a tattoo on each breast and face, the woman with tuberculosis, a child with heart disease and another with a tumor on his face. "Mummies of the world" - traveling exhibition of mummies, the largest we've ever had in history. 45 mummies and 95 artifacts from 15 museums in seven countries. The exhibition opened in the Science Museum of California at Los Angeles. Soon she will depart for a three-year tour in the U.S..

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