Saturday, December 31, 2011

Amazing pictures-Beehive Tombs

Beehive Tombs: The earliest stone-built tombs which can be called 'beehive', are in Oman, built of stacked flat stones which occur in nearby geological formations. They date to between 3,500 and 2,500 years BC, to a period when the Arabian peninsula was subject to much more rainfall than now, and supported a flourishing civilization in what is now desert, to the west of the mountain range along the Gulf of Oman.

No burial remains have ever been retrieved from these 'tombs', though there seems no other purpose for their building. They are built entirely above ground level and the entrances are usually an undifferentiated part of the circular walling of the tomb.

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Interesting facts-Difference between Knowledge and Information

Difference Between Knowledge and Information

The human mind's content is based on the kinds of things that one interacts with on a daily basis. Many a time people perceive things based on either what they have seen, experienced, heard, read, learned or inferred after some experimentation. These perceptions are then categorized in the mind as data, information, knowledge, understanding or wisdom. Unlike wisdom, information and knowledge perceptions are as a result of what the brain has recorded in the past. That said, we need to know how knowledge differs from information (if it does) and if one can exist without the other.

Information refers to data that has been given some meaning by way of relational connection. In computing terms it is data that has been processed. The 'meaning' applied to the data may not necessarily be useful. For instance, data stored in a database can be processed by a procedure or a program to give information about something, for example a banking application can determine how a particular account balance increased by returning the record of the credit that occurred to that account using data stored in a database somewhere, so 'information' would have been retrieved about that transaction. It is important to know that without information, you will not have knowledge.

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Friday, December 30, 2011

Amazing pictures-Hottest Athlete Allison Stokke

Allison Stokke from California is considered to be the hottest female athlete. Google confirms. There's no question she is an amazing athlete and very pretty girl, but do you know, how she became so famous on the Internet?

The story began in 2004, when someone posted to a web site her photos taken during high school track meet. Many other sites quickly picked up the image. Next day she received near 1000 messages on her social network site and YouTube video of her being interviewed became very popular. She wasn’t very happy because of such a success, but soon realized that she could do nothing with it.

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Amazing inventions-Thief proof chair

A new, thief-proof chair for restaurants and other establishments can hold a purse, bags, or any other personal belonging, keeping it away from bag-snatchers that are ready to take advantage of any distraction.

This new chair’s name is Stop Thief Chair and is marketed by Danish furniture manufacturer Dan-Form since September.

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Interesting facts about dogs

Facts about dogs

These are just fun facts! We cannot verify the authenticity of these facts

Greyhounds can run up to 45 miles an hour for very short periods.

Dogs have 42 teeth, cats about 30.

Dogs and humans are the only animals with prostates.

The dalmatian dog originate from Dalmatian coast of Croatia.

According to tests made at the Institute for the Study of Animal Problems in Washington, D.C., dogs and cats, like people, are either right-handed or left-handed --- that is, they favor either their right or left paws.

Domesticated cats are never mentioned in the Bible. Dogs are mentioned 14 times, lions 55 times.

The common belief that dogs are color blind is false. Dogs can see color but it is not as vivid a color scheme as we see. It is much like our vision at twilight.

There are 701 types of pure breed dogs.

The flea can jump 350 times its body length, that is like a human jumping the length of a football field.Anything over 45 minutes seems like forever to your dog. You will be greeted as enthusiastically coming back from a two-hour shopping trip as you will coming back from a two-day vacation.

A stray dog who is afraid of people will trust the people associated with the dogs it plays with.

The old rule -- multiplying a dog's age by 7 to find the equivalent human age -- is fallacious. A dog is able to reproduce at 1 year and has reached full growth by 2 years. To calculate a dog's age in human terms, count the first year at 15, the second year as 10, and each year after that as 5.

If a dog tolerates gentle handling between its toes, it probably is suited for children.

If two dogs are headed for a fight and they appear about evenly matched, the dog on his home turf will win easily.

If you want to be friends with somebody else's dog, let the dog make the first move, and don't be too quick to respond.

A kennel should be two times the length of the dog you are building it for. Measure the dog from its nose to the tip of its tail.

The best time for taking a puppy from its litter -- psychologically and physically -- is when it is 49 days old.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Amazing facts-The Legend of El Dorado

The Legend of El Dorado originates from the Muisca, who lived in the modern country of Colombia from 1000 to 1538 AD. In a ritual ceremony for their goddess, the tribal chief would cover himself in gold dust and jump into a lake as an offering. This spawned the legend of a lost golden city, which led Spanish conquistadors on a wild goose chase to nowhere.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Animal world-Difference Between Rat and Mouse

Difference Between Rat and Mouse


Rat and mouse are actually not scientific classifications. These words are common names for rodents that look alike to the casual eye.

Rat is used to describe medium-sized rodents with long thin tails. There are many species of rodent that are called rats -- kangaroo rats, cotton rats, Norway rats, black rats, African pouched rats, naked mole rats, wood rats, pack rats, Polynesian rats, and many others. These different rodent species may not be closely related to each other at all!

Mouse is used to describe tiny, sparrow-sized rodents with long thin tails. As with rats, there are many species of rodents called mice which may or may not be closely related to each other: house mice, field mice, deer mice, smoky mice, spiny mice, and dormice are all called mice.

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Amazing inventions-Underwater diving without getting wet

Sometimes ideas allow us to imagine fantastic things, and this concept is like that. Its name is Beriscope and it allows us to dive without getting in the water.

Who knows if designer Jaewon Choi’s dislike for cold water made him come up with this idea, but the fact is Beriscope saves us from experiencing those small inconveniences related to underwater diving or snorkeling. It also brings the marvels of the seabed to people who would otherwise have no access to them, be they elderly people, small children, or disabled people who cannot dive.

It has a camera at the end of a long cable that is thrown into the water as if fishing, once the camera is inside the water, all that is left is to enjoy all that is hidden in the bottom of the sea.
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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Interesting facts for Kids-Difference between Occupation and Profession

Difference Between Occupation and Profession


The words occupation and profession are interchangeable. Profession and occupation are almost the same, with only minor differences between them.

The difference between occupation and profession can be stated with a simple example: Designing a building would be called a profession, whereas, constructing a building is an occupation.

A profession needs extensive training and specialized knowledge. On the other hand, an occupation does not need any extensive training. A person with an occupation need not have specialized knowledge of his trade.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Amazing facts-The World’s Tiniest Baby

Rumaisa Rahman was born on 19th September 2004 with 10 inches height and 8.6 ounces weighty. His mother Mahajabeen Sheikh was pregnant only for 25 weeks and six days.

The baby was born at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. He weighs less than a can of beer.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Strange facts-The lost city of Atlantis

The Lost City of Atlantis was introduced to the West 2,400 years ago by Plato, who claimed it to be the island home of an advanced society. Legend says it was sunk by an earthquake, with later interpretations as an underwater kingdom protected by mermaids. Its whereabouts still a mystery, recent underwater evidence suggests it was once a part of a larger landmass in Cyprus off the Mediterranean (c.)

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Interesting facts-Eight different meanings by repositioning one word

Professor Ernest Brennecke of Columbia is credited with inventing a sentence that can be made to have eight different meanings by placing ONE WORD in all possible positions in the sentence: "I hit him in the eye yesterday."

The word is "ONLY".

The Message:
1. ONLY I hit him in the eye yesterday. (No one else did)
2. I ONLY hit him in the eye yesterday. (Did not slap him)
3. I hit ONLY him in the eye yesterday. (I did not hit others)
4. I hit him ONLY in the eye yesterday. (I did not hit outside the eye)
5. I hit him in ONLY the eye yesterday. (Not other organs)
6. I hit him in the ONLY eye yesterday. (He doesn't have another eye)
7. I hit him in the eye ONLY yesterday. (Not today)
8. I hit him in the eye yesterday ONLY. (Did not wait for today)


This is the beauty and complexity of the English language.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Amazing facts-The largest Invention Factory in America

The Largest Invention Factory in America

Talk about a creative workspace! Inventionland, America's largest invention factory, brings 2,000 ideas to life each year. Just how does the company do it? Look inside their offices and you'll find a huge hint.

Founder and CEO George Davison built a 70,000 square-foot wonderland to inspire and delight his employees. Walk around and you'll experience 16 unique themed sets, including a shipwrecked pirate ship, cave, giant robot, and a castle complete with turrets and drawbridge. The Disneyland-esque space includes three running waterfalls, life-like trees and butterflies and chirping birds. In the rear of Inventionland is a red carpet that leads to a state-of-the art audio, video, and animation studio complete with a sound room and one of the largest green screens in the tri-state area.

Who wouldn't want to work here?

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bizarre facts-Smelly corpse flower

Switzerland: Smelly corpse flower draws thousands

Thousands of people are flocking to the northern Swiss city of Basel to see a giant, stinky flower bloom for the first time. The amorphophallus titanum - known as corpse flower because it exudes a smell of rotting flesh - is the first to blossom in Switzerland in 75 years.

The Basel Botanical Gardens expects the 6.6ft (2m) plant to attract 10,000 people whilst in bloom. Worldwide, there have been only 134 recorded blooms from artificial cultivation, according to AP news agency.

The flower first began to poke out of the soil in March, and in the past few days it had been growing at about six centimetres a day, according to Swissinfo news website.

Its mother plant last bloomed in the Frankfurt Palm Garden in 1992. Originally native to the tropical rainforests on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the plant requires a humid climate to grow and rarely blossoms, even in the wild.The flower's smell, said to be a cross between burnt sugar and rotting flesh, is designed to attract insects for pollination.



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Monday, December 19, 2011

Interesting facts-Difference Between Lending and Financing

Difference Between Lending and Financing


Lets deal with lending first. A bank or even your neighbour can lend you money. You may or may not have to put up collateral to secure the loan. Say you borrow $100 from your mate and promise to repay the $100 in 2 weeks time. He may ask you to give him something of similar value that he can "hold" until you repay him, this is collateral. He is not interested in why you want the $100. He just wants his money back in 2 weeks or he will sell your collateral and recover his $100 loan to you.


In financing, you buy a specific item usually with a specific interest rate over usually a specific time frame. The best example here may be a car or house or similar asset. If you default (miss payments) before the end of the payment period, the person / bank that financed your specific asset can (within reason) take away the specific asset that you financed and sell it to recover his / their debt.


So in a nutshell, financing (often called asset based financing) is the funding for a specific item and lending is generally non specific i.e. simply a loan

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Amazing facts-The Nazca lines

The Nazca Lines cover more than 190 square miles in the southern deserts of Peru. The mysterious shapes etched into the land rival football fields and predate the Incan Empire. The ‘Las Manos’ figure (above) is 2,000 years old. Little is know about why the Nazca people constructed such vast pieces of sand art, some believe they are extraterrestrial in nature, while others claim they may have carried and pointed to sources of water.


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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Interesting facts-Machine producing brick roads

Tiger-Stone is a Dutch paver laying machine that can produce brick roads. Paving bricks are put onto the angled plain. As the electric crawler moves forward along a sand base layer, all the stones are packed together by gravity.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Amazing pictures-Palace of White Roses, Sochi, Russia

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Friendly whales

Grey whales in Mexico are the friendly whales.

Tourists are greeted by a friendly grey whale whilst whale watching in San Ignacio Lagoon, Mexico.

amazing-animalThese wildlife enthusiasts were shown the impressive beasts by famous zoologist and BBC presenter Mark Carwardine who has been visiting the area for over 25-years.

amazing-animalMark Carwardine said: "To have a huge, friendly whale willingly approach your boat and look you straight in the eye is without doubt one of the most extraordinary experiences on the planet."


amazing-animal"Sometimes they even let people rub their huge tongues or kiss them on the top of the head," said Mark, who co-presented the BBC 2 series Last Chance to See with Stephen Fry.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Interesting facts for kids-Difference between Round, Circle and Eclipse

Difference Between Round, Circle and Eclipse


Round
The shape of a closed curve with no sharp corners, such as an ellipse, circle or rounded rectangle etc.

Circle
Circle is type of Round whose have fixed radius.
It means that all circles are Round shape but not all Round shares are circle.
Like CD-Rom Circle Shape

Eclipse
Ellipse is also a type of Round where the set of all points in a shape whose sum of the distance from each of two distinct points is constant. It means all eclipse are round but not all round are eclipse.
For Example: Egg has Eclipse Shape

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Strange facts-Fountain of youth

Don Juan Ponce de Leon completed Spain’s claim on America in 1509, and soon after was made governor of Puerto Rico. Six years later, following Indian rumors, he traveled north to the island of Bimini in search of the Fountain of Youth. Bimini turned out to be the peninsula of Florida, and the fountain remained hidden until July 2006, when famed magician David Copperfield claimed the waters on his $50 million Exumas Island (c.) had healing properties.


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Monday, December 12, 2011

Amazing facts-Black parents with white baby

Nigerian couple Ben and Angela Ihegboro gave birth to a fair skinned, blue-eyed, blonde-haired baby girl which surprised all experts. The baby is not an albino. The scientific test also dispels any rumor of wife’s unfaithfulness.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Brilliant inventions-Portable chair

Take a seat wherever you like with this portable seat

What a great idea it would be to always have a seat at hand to sit down and rest, something light and easy to carry. That’s just what Dolmen is, this clever seat made of cardboard, which as always comes from Japan .

It weighs only 360 grams and folds so that it can be carried in a purse or briefcase. Whenever you feel like sitting down and taking a breather, all you need to do is unfold it. For the time being, we can unfortunately only buy it in Japan , for the equivalent of approximately 7.50€, in 4 different colors.
Until it’s available elsewhere, we’ll just have to sit down and wait.

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Bizarre facts-Pregnant at 5

Lina Medina, is the youngest confirmed mother in medical history, who was born on September 27, 1933 in the small village of Paurange and was only 5 years 8 months old to give birth to her child on May 14, 1939. To be specific, Lina Medina’s parents thought their 5-year-old daughter had a huge abdominal tumor and when her father carried her to a hospital. However, it turned out that she was pregnant, and the baby weighed 2.7 kg.

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Amazing pictures-Easter Island

Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, is remotely located 2,000 miles off the coast of Tahiti. The original settlers of the island were Polynesians who migrated to the far-off land between 400 and 600 BC. They built many shrines and statues, called moai, from stones quarried throughout the island including a volcano site. Researchers still question exactly how the large stones were moved.


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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Amazing facts-Black and White Twins

There is a million-to-one survival chance of twins born with different skin and eye colors. Marcia and Millie Biggs, both 4 years old, astounded all doctors, teachers and other people when they were born as twins. Marcia, the blonde hair, takes after the mother while Millie, the black one, is like the father.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Interesting facts-Difference Between Explore and Discover

Difference Between Explore and Discover

You can't explore an island before you've discovered it.
You generally won't discover gold or oil unless you explore for it.

Basically, "explore" means to look for something (oil, gold), or look around (island) while "Discover" means to find something - uncover it.

Example: Captain Cook didn't discover Australia, the Dutch discovered it 170 years earlier. But Captain Cook explored its western coasts in great detail.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Bizarre facts-Chupacabra

Phylis Canion holds the head of what she is calling a Chupacabra at her home in Cuero, Tex. The strange-looking animal, first reported in Puerto Rico in 1995, apparently has a taste for chicken and goat blood. Although many pictures like the above might prove its existence, biologists assure none such creature exists.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Amazing facts-Mom with no legs and one arm

Melek, 24, becomes a mother of nine-months-old Semih. Despite having no legs and only one arm, she still had a successful delivery.


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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Did you know-The difference between Fruit Juice and Fruit Nectar

Difference Between Fruit Juice and Fruit Nectar

We all know that fruit juice is the fresh juice extracted from the pulp of fruits and we expect to get just that when we buy a bottle of cold drink labeled as a fruit drink. Those who have some knowledge of botany know that nectar is a sweet liquid secreted by flowers that attract pollinating insects. But in beverage industry, nectar has come to mean a type of non-carbonated soft drink made with fresh juice. It is differentiated with any drink that has been labeled as fruit juice by the industry as it is not 100% fruit juice, and can and does contain many other ingredients including water, sweeteners, and preservatives. There are no industry standards and so you can have a fruit nectar having fruit juice from anywhere in the range of 0-100%. Fruit juice on the other hand is a natural drink prepared by crushing the pulp of a fresh fruit. It contains no preservatives and flavors.

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Amazing facts-Smallest petrol engine

Scientists have built the smallest petrol engine, tiny enough to power a watch. The mini-motor, which runs for two years on a single squirt of lighter fuel, is set to revolutionize world technology. It produces 700 times more energy than a conventional battery despite being less than a centimeter long not even half an inch. It could be used to operate laptops and mobile phones for months doing away with the need for recharging. Experts believe it could be phasing out batteries in such items within just six years. The engine, minute enough to be balanced on a fingertip, has been produced by engineers at the University of Birmingham.

Dr Kyle Jiang, lead investigator from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, said:We are looking at an industrial revolution happening in peoples pockets. The breakthrough is an enormous step forward. Devices which need re- charging or new batteries are a problem but in six years will be a thing of the past.

Other applications for the engine could include medical and military uses, such as running heart pacemakers or mini reconnaissance robots. At present, charging an ordinary battery to deliver one unit of energy involves putting 2,000 units into it. The little engine, because energy is produced locally, is far more effective. One of the main problems faced by engineers who have tried to produce micro motors in the past has been the levels of heat produced. The engines got so hot they burned themselves out and could not be re-used. The Birmingham team overcame this by using heat-resistant materials such as ceramic and silicon carbide.

Professor Graham Davies, head of the university's engineering school, said: We've brought together all the engineering disciplines, materials, chemical engineering, civil engineering, and mechanical engineering. What better place to have the second industrial revolution in nano-technology than where the first took place, in the heart of the West Midlands.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Interesting facts-The Cardrona Bra Fence of New Zealand

The Cardrona Bra Fence of Central Otago, New Zealand, began in 1999 some time between Christmas and New Year 1999, when four women's bras were found attached to the wire fence alongside the road. It's unknown who did it and why. The news spread and soon more bras began to appear. By the end of February 2000 there were some 60 bras on the fence. At this time somebody took offence to it and removed them. The local press reported this and soon more bras began to come in.

By October 2000, the number of bras had reached around 200, and again some unknown persons cleared the fence of bras. By this time, the fence had become a tourist attraction and the media gave the story of the second attack a wider coverage. This resulted in even more inflow of garments. By early 2006, the number of bras attached to the fence stood at close to 800.

Although some locals welcomed the fence, others viewed it as an eyesore and embarrassment and also as a potential hazard to drivers using the road. Frequent attempts were made to remove the bras and some 200 bras were removed in early 2006 and another 1500 in September the same year. But that didn't stop people from adding bras. Later that year, an attempt to make the world's longest bra chain was made. The world record fell woefully short by more than 100,000 bras but managed to raised over $10,000 for charity.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tragic happenings-Poor duck!

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