Monday, April 30, 2012

Interesting facts for kids-Thirsty

If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

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A happy house

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Amazing animal-Hibernating Hazel dormouse

Picture of Hazel dormouse hibernating in a nest box, Kent. A dormouse sleeps so soundly during hibernation that it can be handled without being woken.

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Strange facts-Amazing difference in weight of twin sisters born 10 minutes apart

When Pamela Sutherland fell pregnant with twins, she was worried that people wouldn’t be able to tell them apart. But as soon as they were born, she and husband Barry knew that it wasn’t going to be a problem. Because at 8Ibs 1oz, twin Daisy dwarfed her sister Poppy, who weighed in at just 5Ibs 7ozs, when they were born at Elgin Maternity Hospital five weeks ago. It is the biggest size difference between twins ever recorded in the UK.

Mrs Sutherland, 30, who lives in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, with husband Barry, also 30, said: ‘We just couldn’t believe it when they were born and they looked so different. ‘Even the midwife was shocked when she weighed Daisy. She did a double take.’

Size differences between twins can sometimes be caused by a life-threatening condition called Twin to Twin transfusion syndrome, where one twin takes more nutrients from the other. The condition can be life-threatening and surgery can be carried out whilst the babies are still in the womb to separate the vessels conjoining them to even out the blood supply. But baffled doctors told the couple that their twins didn’t have the condition and luckily the pregnancy went smoothly.

The twins were born naturally within ten minutes of each other after Mrs Sutherland went in to labour - and when they were born, it showed the staggering three and a half pound size difference between the two.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Facts that motivate-Dai Guohong

Dai Guohong from China lost his legs in 2008 during the Wenchuan earthquake when the roof of his school fell on him and buried him and 52 of his classmates. Only 26 of them survived. But Dai Guohong never gave up. He started swimming and succeeded. Now he is preparing for 2012 London Paralympics.

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Funny facts-Intellectual Beverage

When it originally appeared in 1886 - Coca Cola was billed as an Esteemed Brain Tonic and Intellectual Beverage.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Archie gang goes for a gender change

Archie Comics has a new plot twist that might send you into a freaky Friday frenzie.

interesting-facts-archie-gang-gender-change1Comics Alliance reports that in Archie #636, Sabrina the Teenage Witch will be teaching the Riverdale kids a lesson or two. No, she won't be opening up demonic portals and selling their souls to the devil like all those other witches we know and love. Instead, she'll be causing a gender bender by switching everyone's sexes.

interesting-facts-archie-gang-gender-changeArchie will become Archina—because tons of girls have that name—while Betty will become Billy and Veronica becomes Ronnie. It's the kind of switch that's been seen in the Freaky Friday movies and book series, where everyone learns that life isn't always easier when you're walking in someone else's shoes. The big switch here, of course, is that gender is involved. Sadly, it seems like Archie (seen above as Archina and sitting between the boy versions of Betty and Veronica on the comic's variant cover) still can't pick which person he likes best.

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Amazing facts-Capilano Suspension Bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of Vancouver, British Columbia's most popular tourist attractions. The reason is simple, there are so many things to see and do! Just minutes from the bustle of downtown Vancouver, the attractions at Capilano Suspension Bridge offers a unique mix of adventure, history and culture making this Vancouver tourist attraction a complete British Columbia experience and an essential on your list of things to do in Vancouver, BC.


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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Amazing facts-Glass recycling

It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

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Interesting facts-Iron

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Did you know-Pupil

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Amazing pictures-Futuristic bicycles

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Interesting facts-Fuel on space flight

For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-of.

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Transparent bodies-Ice fish

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Amazing facts-The World's Longest and Deepest Lake

Lake Baikal is located in Siberia,this lake have fresh water it is the most voluminous freshwater lake in the world, containing roughly 20% of the world’s surface fresh water that is unfrozen. This lake is deepest with an average depth of 744.4 meters. Baikal is home to more than 1,700 species of plants and animals, two thirds of which can be found nowhere else in the world and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.The lake is completely surrounded by mountains. Lake Baikal is rich in biodiversity. It hosts 1,085 species of plants and 1,550 species and varieties of animals. More than 80% of the animals are endemic. Epischura baikalensis is endemic to Lake Baikal and the dominating zooplankton species there make up 80 to 90 percent of total biomass.

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Did you know-First decade

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Interesting facts-Heroin

Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by 'Bayer'.

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Tragic happenings-The Titanic myth

The Titanic Myth

"There is no danger that Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable and nothing but inconvenience will be suffered by the passengers."
- Phillip Franklin, White Star Line vice-president, 1912.

Design and technology innovations may have revolutionized ship safety in the 100 years since the Titanic’s fateful maiden voyage, but no-one will dare repeat the foolhardy boast!

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Moon jellyfish

Hundreds of moon jellyfish babies have been born at the Weymouth Sealife centre in Dorset. Aquarists say they have never seen so many jelly babies of all shapes, sizes and colours from many different species at one time - but even though they may look cute many of them are highly poisonous as well.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

More on Banksy's art

More pictures on the art of British graffiti artist Banksy whose satirical street art is interesting and intriguing. His art portrays several social and political issues.

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Interesting facts-Volleyball

People in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other sport.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bizarre events-The death of Brandon Lee

In 1993, Brandon Lee lost his life in the course of plying his trade, when reality and artifice traded places. On the film set of The Crow, Brandon Lee, son of famous martial artist and actor Bruce Lee, was himself killed whilst attempting to film his character’s death scene. Weeks before the accident the crew had been filming a scene in which a hand gun was shown being loaded. They used cartridges with just a bullet and a primer, however, when, off stage, somebody messing with the prop squeezed the trigger, the primer exerted enough force to move the cartridge into the barrel of the gun, where, unknown to anyone, it remained lodged. 



When the time came to film the scene in which Lee’s character is shot, the same gun was loaded again with a blank cartridge, this time containing a propellant and a primer, in order to give the visual effect of gunfire. Nobody checked the barrel and, when the gun was fired, the explosion from the newly inserted blank sent the cartridge lodged in the barrel into Lee’s abdomen, killing him. To this day even the most dedicated method actors avoid working with that particular crew.

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Bizarre facts-People with tails

In the below photographs, you will find some children with developed tails. Scientists say this is a very rare growth abnormality caused during very early development of a child inside a woman's womb. However in some countries like India many believe that people with tails are Gods or the children of their Gods.


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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tragic happenings-Pet hippo kills

A South African farmer, Marius Els used to have a pet hippo called Humphrey. Photos of Marius and Humphrey have been doing rounds on Internet early this year. The farmer had said: "Humphrey’s like a son to me, he’s just like a human."

But on Saturday night the hippo attacked and killed Marius Els proving the fact that hippo is one of the most dangerous species in Africa.


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Did you know-The military salute

The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Biggest insects-Giant Isopod

The Giant Isopod isn't technically an insect. It falls under the Crustacean class along with crab, shrimp and lobster. It's aquatic, l,ike a giant sea roach.

Although rarely found on food menus in most of the world, it's not uncommon in some Eastern Asian countries to find seaside restaurants serving boiled Giant Isopods.

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Even though the Giant Isopod is a deep sea dwelling creature, it might look strangely familiar to you. A close cousin of the Giant Isopod is the much smaller terrestrial Woodlouse (3-30 mm). But you might know the Woodlouse by one of its more common nicknames like pill bug or roly-poly. Woodlice are usually found in damp, dark places, rotting logs and typically eat decaying plant material.

Genetically, Woodlice and Giant Isopods have been unchanged for over 160 million years.

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