Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Amazing pictures-Leaf cutter ants

It looks as if these leaf cutter ants are in Valentine's Day mood, as they carry red hearts back to their nest. But their keeper, at Marwell Wildlife near Winchester, Hants, lent a hand, by cutting the ants' favourite foods into the right shapes for them...

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Interesting facts-Fastest wheelie

The world's fastest wheelie was recorded on July 11, 2006 at 108 mph (173,81 km/h)
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Bizarre events-Safety demonstrator plunges to death

A lawyer, demonstrating the safety of windows in a skyscraper, crashed through a pane and plunged to his death.

Garry Hoy, a 38-year old lawyer and a senior partner at the Holden Day Wilson Law firm in Toronto, Canada, fell to his death on July 9, 1993, after he threw himself against a window on the 24th floor of the Toronto-Dominion Centre, in an attempt to prove that the glass was "unbreakable" to a group of visiting law students. He had apparently attempted this stunt many times in the past, having previously bounced harmlessly off the glass. His first attempt failed to damage the glass at all. On his second attempt the glass still didn't break but instead actually popped out of the window frame, and he fell over 300 feet to his death.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Strange facts-Rule of thumb

In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb.

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Amazing facts-Longest skis

The longest skis are 534 m (1,751 ft 11 in) long and were worn by 1,043 skiers in an event organized by Danske Bank on Drottninggatan in Örebro, Sweden, on 13 September 2008.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Interesting facts-Astrology fails scientific mega test

Astrology fails scientific mega test

A detailed scientific long-term study by researchers in Britain proves the central principle of astrology invalid and baseless. It puts an end to the fantastic old claim that the constellation of stars and planets at the time of birth could influence or even determine the development of an individual’s character and course of life.

The “Time Twin Study” was started in London in 1958 as a medical research project. Registering more than 2000 babies, born within minutes of each other on a day in early March, it had the objective to compare the time twins’ health development. The field of investigation was soon extended. The research team monitored the test persons over several decades, recording observations about more than 100 parameters in connection with health, occupation, marital situation, anxiety level, aggressiveness, sociability, IQ levels, abilities in music, art, sport, mathematics, language etc. They tried to collect evidences for similarities between the time twins. However, no similarities could be identified.

“The test conditions could hardly have been more conductive to success but the results are uniformly negative”, stated Dr. Geoffrey Dean, astrologer turned scientist from Perth, Australia, in a report about the study, published in the current issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies. Carrying out an analysis of the study, Dr. Dean and his colleague Prof. Ivan Kelly, Psychologist at the University of Saskatchewar, Canada, found that there was no special trait or tendency shared by the time twins. They were just as different as people born on any other day under any other planetary constellation.

The claim that stars and planets could influence character and life of human beings has long been dismissed by rationalists and scientists as there is according to all known scientific principles no kind of mechanism imaginable by way of which this influence could possibly work. Here is empirical proof that it does not work at all. The study shows clearly that astrological predictions based on the coordinates of birth do not correspond with reality. They are nothing but exercises in deception.

This should be the end of one of the oldest superstitions. But it is not hard to predict that the show will still go on. There are obviously too many people, who like to be deceived and too many. Who make enormous money by deceiving them.

Periodical : Rationalist Voice Nov-Dec. 2003, Hyderabad ( India )

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Amazing pictures-Two and three dimensional art forms

Artist Shaka (Marchal Mithouard) has explored a wide range of art techniques such as painting, sculpting, graffiti, photography, tattooing, and more. His work is refreshing to see because of the way he combines two-dimensional imagery with three-dimensional forms.


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Bizarre facts-Fishhooks in eye sockets

The Space Cowboy (real name: Chayne Hultgren), Lo Show Dei Record performer, set a world record of the longest distance pulling 400 kg by fishhooks in his eye sockets in Milan on April, 25, 2009

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dark world-A Sad picture

Tsunami Dead Bodies:

The Boxing Day Tsunami that struck Thailand in 2004 caused approximately 350,000 deaths and many more injuries.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bizarre events-Man dies after bee attack at his wife's funeral

Jaam Singh Girdhan Barela, a 50-year-old man, died after being stung by a swarm of honeybees while he was cremating his wife in a Madhya Pradesh village. The bees were disturbed after flames from the funeral pyre enveloped their nest in Naya Bilwa village in Khargone district, 330 km from there. While others fled, Barela could not, as he was performing the rituals. He died following multiple stings.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Amazing pictures-Lego Star Wars Clone Troopers

35,310 Lego Star Wars Clone Troopers in the UK.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Did you know-Coin Operated Machine

The first coin operated machine ever designed was a holy-water dispenser that required a five-drachma piece to operate. It was the brainchild of the Greek scientist Hero in the first century AD.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bizarre facts-Suicidal killer

Man dies crushed by Suicidal woman

A suicidal woman who jumped from an eighth floor window crushed a passer-by to death in a horrific accident. The woman hurled herself from the balcony in Viladecans, near Barcelona, and landed on top of a 50-year-old pedestrian who was walking below. The jumper died instantly, and the man, from the Ukraine, died in hospital shortly afterwards from his injuries. His wife, who was walking with him at the time, escaped with minor injuries in the incident, which happened at 5.45 on a Monday evening.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Amazing facts-Unique record with swim fins

The fastest 100m hurdles wearing swim fins is 19.278 seconds and was achieved by Veronica Torr (New Zealand) on the set of New Zealand Smashes Guinness World Records at the Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.
Photograph: JohnWright/Guinness World Records


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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Strange facts-Longest hair sprouting from ear

Anthony Victor (India) has hair sprouting from the centre of his outer ears (middle of the pinna) that measures 18.1 cm (7.12 in) at its longest point.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tragic happenings-Woman gets smashed by huge Taco Bell sign

Diana Durre, of Chambers, Nebraska, died after a 75-foot (23 m) Taco Bell sign fell on top of the truck cab she was in. The pole broke at a welded joint about 15 feet (4.5 m) above the ground owing to strong winds. The sign fell right on top of the quad-cab pickup. Diana was meeting a Wyoming couple to sell them some dogs. They had agreed to meet in North Platte, Nebraska, at about 1 p.m., “right underneath the big Taco Bell sign.” North Platte's Animal Control Division took two Yorkie dogs to the shelter. The Wyoming couple showed up after the accident

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Amazing facts-Wave rock

Wave Rock At Hyden, Australia

This interesting natural rock is called Wave Rock and located to the east of the town of Hyden in Western Australia. It got its name from the fact that it is shaped like a tall breaking ocean wave. The rock formation is composed of granite and the total outcrop covers several hectares. The rock is about 15 meters high and approximately 110 meters long.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Fascinating events-Largest gathering of Santa Clauses

Thousands descended on Guildhall Square in Derry City, Northern Ireland, on September 9, 2007, to help break the world record for the Largest gathering of Santa Clauses. A total of 12,965 people dressed up as Santa or Santa’s helper to smash the previous record of 3,921, which was set during the Santa Dash event in Liverpool City Centre.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Amazing facts-Postcard delivered after 94 years

The last post! First World War soldier's card home is finally delivered... 94 years late.

A First World War postcard has finally been delivered - a staggering 94 years after it was sent.
Soldier Alfred Arthur, 19, sent the card to his sister Ellen, known as Nell, in January 1916 at the height of the Great War.
Tragically the hero was killed in the brutal fighting which killed millions from all sides in the blood-soaked trenches on the Western Front in France.
Alfred's card poignantly ended up with Lauren Bleach, 61, and her partner Jill Liversidge more than nine decades on.
They decided to find out where it had come from after it arrived at their home in Lakenham, Norwich.
Mrs Bleach said: 'When we read it we were so emotionally taken because it's from a soldier who was obviously at a training camp waiting to go away to his sister.
'He lived in this street presumably all that time ago and it's only just arrived.
'The postcard is dated 1916 and bears a cartoon picture of a newly-recruited soldier on the front.
Thoughtful Alfred has written to his beloved sister: 'Dear Nell, Just a postcard to let you know I have not forgotten you.
'On the other side you will see our orders for next week. I will need your pity.Drop me a line, your brother Alfred.'
The front of the card, referred to in Alfred's note, displays a poster which says 'Orders of the day: Eight hours drill, eight hours route march, eight hours trenching' and the recruit saying 'And then we have the rest of the day to ourselves!'
Alfred was born in Lakenham and went to school nearby a century ago.One of his descendants is his great-nephew Brian Buxton, 68, of Salhouse, Norfolk.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Amazing happenings-Swimming with Polar bears

Children can swim with polar bears in Canada. The Polar Bear Habitat is a water zoo in northern Ontario that allows kids experiencing an outdoor swim with these beasts since 2004. Of course, humans and bears are in two different pools that are separated by a layer of bullet proof glass that is about 9-10 cm thick. Still it is a real shock for those people who see such a scene for the first time in their life.


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Friday, August 12, 2011

Bizarre events-Thai couple's Cliff hanging marriage

Newly married Thai couple, Kittiaht Kanchai and his bride Amonrat Sanrach, hang on a sling during a cliff marriage registration ceremony to celebrate Valentine's Day in Prachinburi province, Thailand.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Amazing pictures-The World's biggest cave

World's Biggest Cave Discovered In Vietnam

The world's largest cave passage was discovered deep within a remote Vietnamese jungle. The Son Doong cave measures 262 feet by 262 feet (80 meters by 80 meters) and at least 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) deep, making it the largest single cave passage ever discovered, according to National Geographic News, where the discovery was announced. The previous record holder, Deer Cave in Malaysia, is 300 feet by 300 feet (91 m by 91 m) in parts, but is only about a mile (1.6 km) long.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Interesting facts-The fastest ride on a skateboard

Douglas da Silva from Brazil holds the record for the fastest ride on a skateboard at an with amazing speed of 70.2 mph (113 km/h).

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bizarre facts-Girl who loves to eat soap

Tempestt Henderson, a 19-year-old girl from Florida, has a rather peculiar addiction – she can’t help eating soap bars and washing powder. There are worst things to be addicted to, but this has to be one of the strangest.

The young girl remembers she loved the smell of washing powder on her mother’s cardigan and on her bed sheets, and so do many other people, but that doesn’t make them want to stuff their face with the toxic substance. But that’s exactly what Tempestt felt when she first dipped her fingers in washing powder and licked it off. ‘I dabbed the powder onto my tongue and it tasted so sweet, and salty…it just felt so right. I was hooked straight away.’ says the young nursing student.

She knew that stuff was hazardous to her health, but she loved it so much she couldn’t stay away from it. From the moment she woke up, she would give in to her washing powder craving, ignoring the warning labels. Before she knew it, Tempestt began licking off the soap bubbles of her skin in the shower, and popping tiny chunks of soap in her mouth and suck on them. Eating soap felt much cleaner than just washing with it, and the young girl claims that at one point she would go through five bars of soap in a week.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Amazing facts-Largest hamburger

The largest commercially available hamburger is 74.75 kg (164.8 lbs) and is available for US$399 (£271.55) on the menu at Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar in Southgate, Michigan, USA,


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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Interesting facts-The World's First Concept Car

World's First Concept Car (1938): Buick Y-Job

Designed in 1938 by the famous General Motors designer Harley Earl, the Buick Y-Job is considered by most to be the first concept car. The car had power-operated hidden headlamps, "gunsight" hood ornament, wraparound bumpers, flush door handles, and prefigured styling cues used by Buick until the 1950s.

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Strange facts-Chicken Hotel

It's a hotel - but with a major difference. Instead of booking in guests in human form, Cornwall's newest hotel only takes chickens. The aptly-named CHICKEN HOTEL recently opened for business at Boskenwyn, Helston. The venture was set up to give chicken owners a place to check-in their birds while away from home.

David Roberts, a maths teacher who keeps his own chickens as a hobby, runs the hotel. He said: With more people looking to escape the rat race and move out in the country with a little bit of land, keeping chickens is becoming more and more popular.


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Friday, August 5, 2011

Amazing animal-Hippo helping wildebeest

This photo seems to show that compassion for another might not just be a human emotion, as a hippo tries to save a wildebeest which broke its back while crossing the Masai River in Kenya during the annual migration. Wildlife photographer Mitchell Krog captured a hippo trying to help the wildebeest which became stuck on a submerged rock in the river. He says: "One of the more mature hippo bulls eventually came very close to the wildebeest and tried nudging him a few times to see if he could free the animal from the rocks. This proved useless and eventually this same hippo grabbed the wildebeest on his back using his mouth and dragged it clear of the rocks and into a deeper section of river where he then released it into the river flow. Due to the fact the wildebeest's back was broken from the fall he could not swim and took his last few breaths and disappeared underwater. It was tough to watch a struggling animal, it always is, but it was consoling to see the animal put to rest humanely by the hippo."

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Interesting facts-Naked wedding

An engaged couple sit on a bicycle as they pose for wedding photographs on the theme of "naked wedding", on Valentine's Day in Beijing. "Naked wedding" is a popular new expression in China which means young couples get married with no houses or cars and little bank savings.


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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tragic happenings-Earthquakes

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bizarre events-Walking between balloons

Mike Howard from Britain walked the beam between two balloons at an altitude of 6522 m. near the city Yovil, County Somersetshir, UK, September 1, 2004.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Amazing pictures-Magnificent Air show

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