Thursday, January 31, 2013

Amazing pictures-New Banksy Works

Interesting art by famous Banksy in London and Liverpool made in 2011.

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Interesting facts-Walking can control Alzheimer's

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Walking at least five miles per week can protect the brain against mental decline, according to a new report. The effect was seen across the board, in people with Alzheimer's, those with mild cognitive decline (MCI) and healthy adults.

As study author Cyrus Raji of the University of Pittsburgh explains:
"We found that walking five miles per week protects the brain structure over 10 years in people with Alzheimer's and MCI, especially in areas of the brain's key memory and learning centres. We also found that these people had a slower decline in memory loss over five years."

These results are important because as yet there is no cure for Alzheimer's, and treatment is focused on trying to slow the progress of the disease.

Walking actually affects the structure of the brain said Dr Raji - the study looked at people over a 10 year period after which they underwent 3-D MRI exams to identify changes in brain volume.

"Volume is a vital sign for the brain," Dr Raji said. "When it decreases, that means brain cells are dying. But when it remains higher, brain health is being maintained."

The findings showed across the board that greater amounts of physical activity were associated with greater brain volume. Cognitively impaired people needed to walk at least five miles per week to maintain brain volume and slow cognitive decline.

The healthy adults needed to walk at least six miles per week to maintain brain volume and significantly reduce their risk of cognitive decline.

Over five years, mental ability scores decreased by an average of five points in cognitively impaired patients who did not engage in a sufficient level of physical activity, compared with a decrease of only one point in patients who met the physical activity requirement.

The results of the study were presented at the 2010 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Funny facts-Burglar story

A burglar was caught after he fell down a chimney while escaping over the roof of a house he had just broken into. Police in Maastricht, Holland, arrested the 33-year-old after being called out by the house owners who heard his calls for help. The man had tried to flee out of a roof window with his booty of cash and jewellery, but tumbled in the dark and got stuck inside the chimney.

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Interesting facts-Somali Fishermen

Somali Fishermen

Everyone has heard about the Somali pirates, but the people in Somalia are used not only for ocean piracy. In the ocean a lot of fish are suitable for human consumption and for sale, even the sharks, this is one way to feed a family and earn some money.


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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Amazing facts-Robot that can play music

A Chinese university student has invented a robot that can play dozens of songs on an electronic organ. The robot keyboard player was invented by Meng Lin from Harbin Engineering University. Meng said it took her nearly a whole year working in the lab to invent the musical robot. She says the robot - called Hua Kui - recognizes the white keys easier than the black keys so it'll be a bit of a challenge for it to play more complex musical pieces.

"Sometimes it will also make small mistakes, but in general it can finish a song with 98% accuracy," said Meng. The robot now can play dozens of songs, including Edelweiss.

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Bizarre facts-Fear of the number THIRTEEN

Number Thirteen

Most cultures have superstitions centered on the number thirteen. Let us start with a Greek word, which will impress your friends: Paraskevidekatriaphobia, meaning an irrational, even morbid, fear of Friday the 13th.

The Greeks also have word for fears associated with number 13 Triskaidekaphobia [triss-ka-deck-ah-phobia]. Interestingly, the Greeks traditional rivals, the Turks have virtually removed 13 from their vocabulary.

The next time you visit one of those tall office blocks, see if they have a 13th Floor. In fact anytime you hail a lift, see if it has a button for the 13th Floor.

One superstition is that if 13 people sit down to dinner together, all will die within the year. One form of this legend dates back to the Norse god of mischief - Loki. The saga tells of Loki gate-crashing a party bringing the number of guests to 13. To cut a long saga short, Balder the good was killed. For this reason Norwegians believe that 13 at a dinner party is bad luck.

Beware naming your children with 13 letters in their name, they may be cursed for example, Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson.

Warning: count your women because there are 13 witches in a coven.

How many loaves are there in a 'Baker's Dozen'? It is superstition that prevents this number be mentioned by name, in fact the extra loaf, presumably the runt of the litter, was baked as a special bribe for the devil not to spoil the batch of loaves.

Sportsmen are notoriously superstitious and many teams avoid using number 13 in their squads. Dan Marino broke most of the quarterback's records, he fearlessly wore number 13 throughout his career with the Miami Dolphins. However, some say his number was his undoing and is responsible for his epithet, 'The greatest quarterback never to win a Super Bowl'. Fate played it's part in Super Bowl XIX, where Dan Marino (13) was beaten by his nemesis Joe Montana who preferred number 16 on his back.

In the Bible, Luke's Gospel Chapter 22, tells us that there were 13 present at the Last Supper. There is evidence that this Last Supper was held on a Friday, and of course this is when Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus Christ to the Romans.

Some people are so afraid that they refuse to get out of bed, or go to work on Friday 13th. A study in the BMJ [British Medical Journal] in 1993 looked into the relationship between driving and road accidents in the UK on two separate Fridays: the 6th and the 13th. This study was carried out over a period of years. They eventually concluded that, "Friday 13th is unlucky for some. The risk of hospital admission as a result of a transport accident may be increased by as much as 52 percent. Staying at home is recommended."

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Amazing pictures-Angel Falls

At fifteen times the height of Niagara Falls , Angel Falls is the highest in the world. Just how tall is it? How did it get its name? Did someone seriously BASE jump from the top? Littered amongst the stunning images below you will find the answers.

Angel Falls is the world’s highest waterfall, with a height of 979 meters (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 meters (2,647 ft). It is located in the Canaima National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage site in the Gran Sabana region of Bolivar State , Venezuela . It is one of the country’s top tourist destinations despite its isolated location.

Did you know the height of the falls is so great, that before getting anywhere near the ground, the water is atomized by the strong winds and turned into mist? The mist can be felt a mile (1.6 km) away!

The base of the falls feeds into the Kerep River (alternatively known as the Rio Gauya), which flows into the Churun River , a tributary of the Carrao River.

Apparently, the falls were not known to the outside world until American aviator Jimmie Angel flew over them on November 16, 1933 during a flight searching for a valuable ore bed. Returning on October 9, 1937, Angel tried to land his Flamingo monoplane, El Rio Caroni atop the mountain, but the plane was damaged when the wheels sank into the marshy ground. He and his three companions, including his wife Marie, were then forced to descend the mountain on foot. It took them 11 days to make their way back to civilization, but news of their adventure spread, and the waterfall was named Angel Falls in his honor. Angel’s plane remained on top of the mountaintop for 33 years before being lifted out by helicopter. It was restored at the Aviation Museum in Maracay and now sits outdoors on the front of the airport at Ciudad Bolívar.


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Funny facts-Talking parrot

Police called out to investigate reports of a young child left home alone found a talking parrot instead. Police were called to the house in Koblenz, Germany, by an elderly lady who said she could hear a child next door constantly screaming, "Mama, Mama". The woman felt the child must have been left home alone as nobody was answering the cries. When officers broke into the house they found the cries were coming from a 25-year-old talking parrot.

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Amazing facts-Seed bank for Global crisis

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seedbank located on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near the town of Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, about 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) from the North Pole.

The facility preserves a wide variety of plant seeds in an underground cavern. The seeds are duplicate samples, or "spare" copies, of seeds held in gene banks worldwide. The seed vault will provide insurance against the loss of seeds in genebanks, as well as a refuge for seeds in the case of large-scale regional or global crisis.


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Funny facts-Stopping to ask for directions

To all those who smirked at this week's news that male drivers waste six million hours a year by refusing to admit they are lost, we reply with the salutary tale of Michael Chapman, arrested and charged with stealing a car after stopping to ask for directions at the house of the car owner's father.

Chapman, 54, allegedly stole the motor in Hopedale, some 130 miles from Columbus, Ohio, and drove it for three miles before stopping randomly to ask the way at the house of Thomas Eltringham, who instantly recognized the gold Buick as his daughter Norma's and got Chapman arrested.

See where admitting your ignorance gets you?

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Amazing pictures-Migrating Hummingbirds stop for Water

This woman resides in a zone where a lot of lives in a zone where a lot of Hummingbirds are found flying. As the Hummingbirds migrated, about 20 of them stopped in her yard. She took a little red dish, filled it with sugar water and this is the result. The woman is Abagail Alfano of Pine, Louisiana - she has been studying them daily and one morning held the cup with sugar water in her hand; as they had gotten used to her standing by the feeder they came over to her hand. She says they are as light as a feather.

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Did you know-Having a lark

You've heard the expression "having a lark."

Those who are interested in language might want to know that group of larks is called an exaltation.
A group of owls is called a parliament.
A group of ravens is called a murder. (Edgar Allen Poe would have understood that one.)
A group of rhinos is called a crash, which also seems to make some sense.
But here's the best of all: a group of Unicorns is called a blessing.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Interesting facts-The Legend of Pania of the reef

The Legend of Pania of the Reef

Pania of the Reef was a beautiful maiden who lived in the sea on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. By daylight she swam about with creatures of her reef world but after sunset would go to a stream that ran into the bay where the city of Napier now exists. She would travel up the stream to an area where she could rest among the flax bushes. Karitoki, the very handsome son of a Mâori chief, quenched his thirst every evening at the stream where Pania rested because it had the sweetest water. He was unaware she was observing him for many weeks until one night she whispered a faint spell. It carried on the wind to Karitoki who turned around to see Pania emerge from her hiding place.

Karitoki had never seen someone so beautiful and instantly fell in love. Pania fell in love also, and they pledged their lives to each other and were secretly married.

Pania and Karitoki went to his whare (house), but because it was dark no-one saw them enter. At sunrise, Pania prepared to leave but Karitoki tried to stop her. She explained that as a creature of the ocean, when the sirens of the sea called her each morning, she could not survive if she did not go to them. She promised to return every evening and their marriage continued on that basis.

Karitoki boasted to his friends about his beautiful wife, but no one believed him because they had never seen her. Frustrated by this, Karitoki consulted a kaumatua (wise elder) in the village who believed Karitoki as he knew ocean maidens did exist. The kaumatua told Karitoki that being a sea creature, Pania would not be allowed to return to the sea if she swallowed cooked food.


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That night, as Pania slept, Karitoki took a morsel of cooked food and put it in Pania's mouth. As he did so, Ruru the morepork (owl) called a loud warning and Pania was startled from her sleep. Horrified that Karitoki had put her life in jeopardy, Pania fled from the whare and ran to the sea. Her people came to the surface and drew her down into the depths as Karitoki swam frantically about the ocean looking for her. He never saw her again.

When people now look deep into the water over the reef, some say they can see Pania with arms outstretched, appealing to her former lover. It is unknown whether she is imploring him to explain his treachery, or expressing her continuing love.

The sea off Napier is now protected by Moremore, the son of Pania and Karitoki. He is the kaitiaki (guardian) of the area, a taniwha (spirit) who often disguises himself as a shark, a stingray or an octopus.

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Funny facts-Dog Ice Cream Van opens in London

Dog Ice Cream Van Opens in London

An ice cream van for pampered pooches is opening in London, with bizarre icy flavors including gammon and chicken. Scientists created the ice cream treats to be ideal for doggy tastes by finding the perfect combination of temperature, texture and taste for them.

Now the K99 van will appear at parks across London over the summer, starting with the Boomerang Pets Party in Regents Park in July 2010. While bosses appear to have planned the 99p charity donation doggy delights down to the smallest detail there's one thing they forget… dogs have nowhere to carry change.

According to Sally Bezant, spokesperson for Boomerang Pets Party, 'On a hot summer's day, everyone loves to hear the familiar chimes of an ice cream van, but our pets often miss out on these icy treats. We wanted to give our furry friends the chance to enjoy their own refreshing snack, and an ice cream van for dogs seemed like the perfect answer.'

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Amazing illusions by French artist

It looks like this guy went down the rabbit hole. Paris-born artist Jean-François Fourtou uses a Linkmix of his childhood memories and inspiration from Alice in Wonderland to create a surreal series of his own entitled Mes Maisons (My Houses). The contemporary artist, who currently lives and works in Marrakech and Madrid, produces illusionary images that play with one's perception of scale.

Rather than using technology to do the optical trick, Fourtou chooses to create environments around his subjects that alter their size ratios. By creating extremely large or dollhouse-sized furniture, he gives the impression of distorted proportions. Some images visualize a giant in a tiny room, while other scenes depict a pint-sized man living amongst towering furniture. The subjects aren't doing anything extraordinary. In fact, Fourtou's works featuring mundane, everyday activities are enlivened by his effective technique of presenting uneven size relations.


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Funny facts-Woman lets her dog drive her car

Woman lets her dog drive her car

A Chinese woman has been involved in a car crash - because she let her dog drive. The accident happened in the city of Hohhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia region, Xinhua news agency has reported.

The woman, named only as Li, decided to let her dog drive when she noticed how he was of crouching on the wheel. She let the dog steer while she operated the accelerator and the brake. The experiment resulted almost immediately in a collision with another car.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Amazing animals-Dog and Cat share responsibility of litter

A dog and a cat which gave birth in China are taking it in turns to look after the children for each other. Both animals are owned by Gao Shunhong, of Fushun, Liaoning province, China, who adopted the dog two years ago and the cat one year ago.

'They get along together incredibly well for a cat and dog,' he told the Fushun Daily newspaper. Two weeks ago, the cat gave birth to a litter of two kittens, and three days later, the dog produced a litter of six puppies.

'Both mothers put their cubs together in the same box, and rotate in nursing them,' said Gao. 'When the dog is out, the cat will lie down and nurse the kittens and puppies, and when the dog came back, the cat would go out, leaving the nursing job to the dog. If both mothers are in, the cubs can get quite mixed up, with the cat nursing the puppies, and the dog nursing the kittens. It's really odd - but a great picture of harmony.'

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Amazing facts-Ranakpur temple in Rajasthan, India

Ranakpur Temples are acclaimed world-wide for their intricate and superb architectural style. These temples form one of the five major pilgrimages of the Jains. Located in village of Ranakpur near Sadri town in the Pali district of Rajasthan, Ranakpur temple lies at a distance of 95 kms in the north of Udaipur city. The temple is easily accessible from the city of Udaipur as regular buses are easily available. Built in the 15th century, Ranakpur temples are known for being the largest and most important temples of the Jain cult.

The temple is said to have been built with the aid of Rana Kumbha, who ruled Mewar in the 15th century. Ranakpur got its name after the name of the Rajput Monarch and likewise the temples. The temple complex is positioned in an isolated valley on the western side of the Aravalli Range. The Jain Temples of Ranakpur are certainly creditable for their splendid architecture. This temple is wholly constructed in light colored marble and comprises a basement covering an area of 48000 sq feet. There are more than 1400 exquisitely carved pillars that support the temple.

The temple is a masterpiece of architecture and boasts of not less than four additional shrines. It has 24 pillared halls with 80 domes that are supported by 400 columns. The upper and lower parts of the domes are linked by brackets that have deities' sculptures. Above all, you would be amazed to see at a height of 45 feet engraved nymphs playing the flute in various dance postures. Each column is intricately carved and it is surprising to know that no two columns have the similar design.

Apart from this, another stunning fact about these columns is that they change their color from golden to pale blue after every hour during the day. In the mandap (prayer hall), the two big bells of 108 kg each produce a harmonious sound on the movement. Chaumukha temple is formed like a Nalinigulm Vimana (heavenly aircraft) and provides this whole structure a celestial appearance. Conceivably, it is due to the intricacy of the structure that the temple took approximately 65 years to complete.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Did you know-Hot dogs

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Amazing facts about Snow

Top 10 Amazing Facts About Snow

Did you know that each winter one septillion (1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) of snow crystals drop from the sky and that it takes about a million little droplets to make one snowflake? As common as it might seem at first glance, snow is actually a very complex type of precipitation. If you are wondering which is the world’s largest snowflake or what is the record for the greatest snowfall in the United States, Here are the Top 10 fascinating facts about snow:


10. Funny Snow Terminology

Not all snow is the same and who knows this better than skiers and snowboarders? Skiers created in the early 1900s their own terminology to describe various types of snow. The crazy lingo used by them includes funny terms such as “pow pow,” “mashed potatoes,” “champagne snow (powder),” “cauliflower,” “sticky snow,” “dust on crust” and many other descriptive terms. Slang adds humor, color and personality to any vocabulary. Did you know that “pow pow” or simply pow (from powder) is the fresh powder snow, which is actually a soft, fluffy type of snow? “Champagne snow” has such an extremely low moisture content that you can’t even make a snowball with it. While “champagne powder” is great for skiing because it’s smooth and dry, “mashed potatoes” is an old, dense and heavy snow that is hard to turn skis in.



09. The World’s Largest Snowflake

According to specialists, “snowflakes are agglomerates of many frozen ice crystals, most snowflakes are less than one-half inch across”, NSIDC. The water content of snowflakes is more variable than we think. An average snowflake is made up of 180 billion molecules of water, but the snow-water ratio depends on various factors such as temperature, crystal structure, wind speed etc.

Even if there aren’t any images of the biggest snowflake ever recorded, the Guinness Book of World Records states that a giant snowflake was found at Fort Keogh, Montana on January 28, 1887. It was 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.



08. The Colors of Snow

While many think that snow is either white or blue, its ‘colors’ range from yellow and orange to green and even purple, but…believe it or not, snow is actually colorless. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, “the complex structure of snow crystals results in countless tiny surfaces from which visible light is efficiently reflected. What little sunlight is absorbed by snow is absorbed uniformly over the wavelengths of visible light thus giving snow its white appearance.”

Cold-tolerant algae are small, photosynthetic organisms which grow on snow and ice in the polar and alpine regions. Different strains of algae can color the snow yellow, red, orange, brown, green. Of course, the snow acquires its color after it has fallen. You may see snow that falls pink, brown, orange or red, if the air is filled with dust, pollutants or sand. Orange snow fell over Siberia in 2007 and Krasnodar (Russia) was covered by pink snow in 2010.



07. Snowfall Record

If you ever wondered where did the most snow fall in one year, here is the answer. Mount Baker, in the North Cascades of Washington State, holds this amazing world record, a reported 1,140 inches accumulated during the 1998-99 snowfall season. It is the youngest volcano of the Mount Baker volcanic region and the most heavily glaciated of the inhospitable Cascade volcanoes. Mount Baker (10,775 feet) is for sure one of the snowiest places on earth.



06. Snowfall Record Within 24th

The greatest amount of snow to fall within 24 hours in U.S. occurred in Silver Lake – Colorado in 1921: 76 inches of snow. Another impressive record of 63 inches was registered in Georgetown, Colorado on December 4, 1913. It can never be toO cold to snow. Actually, it can snow even at incredibly low temperatures “as long as there is some source of moisture and some way to lift or cool the air.” (National Snow and Ice Data Center). However, major snowfalls occur in relatively warm temperature climates. If you are curious to know how much snow falls where you live, check out the Snowfall Table provided by the National Climatic Data Center.



05. The Longest Winter Road in the World

Constructed each January on ice and snow, the ‘Wapusk Trail’ road has a length of 467 miles and links Gillam, Manitoba with Peawanuk, Ontario, Canada. ‘Wapusk Trail’ is the longest seasonal winter road in the world. It even got a Guinness World Records certificate. This type of ‘temporary highways’ have a crucial role in enabling goods to be delivered to communities without permanent road access. Warm weather forces the closure of the winter road staring with March, early April. Air transportation is an alternative, but it’s quite expensive.



04. Snowstorms and Bombs

Did you know that a single snowstorm can drop more than 39 million tons of snow, carrying the energy equivalent to 120 atomic bombs? ‘The Great Blizzard of 1888’ was one of the most devastating snowstorms to hit New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. The storm dumped up to 50 inches of snow. ‘The Great Snow of 1717’, ‘The Washington and Jefferson Snowstorm’, ‘The Long Storm of November 1798’ and the ‘Portland Storm’ are other major snowstorms that struck America.



03. The Fastest Ever Half-Marathon Run Barefoot on Snow

Dutch daredevil Wim Hof holds the world record for running the fastest half marathon barefoot on snow and ice. He completed the marathon in 2 hr 16 min 34 sec near Oulu, Finland, on 26 January 2007. Hof’s stunning abilities to withstand harsh winds, snow, ice and freezing temperatures won him the nickname ‘Ice Man’.By courageously swimming 80 meters under the North Pole ice, Wim Hof earned another Guinness World Record.



02. The Largest Snow Sculpture

A team of 600 amazing sculptors unveiled at the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival held on December 20, 2007 – ‘Romantic Feelings’ – the world’s largest snow sculpture. The Olympic Games were the source of inspiration for the staggering 656 ft long and 115 ft tall sculpture. This magnificent ‘landscape’ was the centerpiece of the festival opened in the Heilongjiang Province, one of China’s coldest places.



01. The Snowflake Man

Throughout time, snowflakes have fascinated many eminent scientists and philosophers such as René Descartes, Johannes Kepler and Robert Hooke, but the man who literally devoted his entire life to showing us the diversity and beauty of snowflakes is American Wilson A. Bentley (February 9, 1865 – December 23, 1931).

This ‘snowtastic’ Top 10 list is a tribute to Wilson Bentley, the first man to capture snow crystals on film. Known as “The Snowflake Man”, Bentley captured more than 5000 photographs of snowflakes. He received international acclaim in the 19th century for his pioneering work in the fields of photomicrography, because he perfected a process of photographing snowflakes before they either melted or sublimed.

Bentley’s legacy is an extraordinarily rich one: a vast library of detailed journals, books, published articles and over 5000 photographs of “tiny miracles of beauty”, as he often referred to snowflakes.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Strange facts-Hand made Predator

This 8'2, 1102-lb steampunk Predator is crafted from recycled metal, useless auto parts, and various machines.

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Interesting facts-Tricks to fool your body

15 Spectacular tricks to fool your body

1. If you've got an itch in your throat, scratch your ear. When the nerves in the ear get stimulated, they create a reflex in the throat that causes a muscle spasm, which cures the itch.

2. Having trouble hearing someone at a party or on the phone? Use your right ear it's better at picking up rapid speech. But, the left is better at picking up music tones.

3. If you need to relieve yourself BADLY, but you're not anywhere near a bathroom, fantasize about RELATIONS. That preoccupies your brain and distracts it.

4. Next time the doctor's going to give you an injection, COUGH as the needle is going in. The cough raises the level of pressure in your spinal canal, which limits the pain sensation as it tries to travel to your brain.

5. Clear a stuffed nose or relieve sinus pressure by pushing your tongue against the roof of your mouth then pressing a finger between your eyebrows. Repeat that for 20 seconds it causes the vomer bone to rock, which loosens your congestion and clears you up.

6. If you ate a big meal and you're feeling full as you go to sleep, lay on your left side. That'll keep you from suffering from acid reflux it keeps your stomach lower than your esophagus, which will help keep stomach acid from sliding up your throat.

7. You can stop a toothache by rubbing ice on the back of your hand, on the webbed area between your thumb and index finger. The nerve pathways there stimulate a part of the brain that blocks pain signals from your mouth.

8. If you get all messed up on liquor, and the room starts spinning, put your hand on something stable. The reason: Alcohol dilutes the blood in the part of your ear called the cupula, which regulates balance. Putting your hand on something stable gives your brain another reference point, which will help make the world stop spinning.

9. Stop a nose bleed by putting some cotton on your upper gums right behind the small dent below your nose and press against it hard. Most of the bleeding comes from the cartilage wall that divides the nose, so pressing there helps get it to stop.

10. Nervous?
Slow your heart rate down by blowing on your thumb. The vagus nerve controls your heart rate, and you can calm it down by breathing.

11. Need to breathe underwater for a while??? Instead of taking a huge breath, Hyperventilate before you go under, by taking a bunch of short breaths. That'll trick your brain into thinking it has more oxygen, and buy you about 10 extra seconds.

12. You can prevent Brain freeze by pressing your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as much surface area as possible. Brain freeze happens because the nerves in the roof of your mouth get extremely cold, so your brain thinks your whole body is cold. It compensates by overheating which causes your head to hurt. By warming up the roof of your mouth, you'll chill your brain and feel better.

13. If your hand falls asleep, rock your head from side to side. That will wake your hand or arm up in less than a minute. Your hand falls asleep because of the nerves in your neck compressing so loosening your neck is the cure. If your foot falls asleep, that's governed by nerves lower in the body, so you need to stand up and walk around.

14. Finally, this one's totally USELESS, but a nice trick. Have someone stick their arm out to the side, straight, palm down. Press down on his wrist with two fingers. He'll resist, and his arm will stay horizontal. Then, have him put his foot on a surface that's half an inch off the ground, like a stack of magazines, and do the trick again. Because his spine position is thrown off, his arm will fall right to his side, no matter how much he tries to resist.

15. Got the hiccups?
Press thumb and second finger over your eyebrows until the hiccups are over - usually shortly.

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Amazing facts-Natural bridge

This place is called Fairy Bridge it is located in China, in the province of Guangxi. Until recently, this place was not known outside of China. This bridge is the world's largest natural bridge. Its length is 138 meters and a height 71 metre.

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Interesting facts-Top 10 Healthiest Fruits

Top 10 Healthiest Fruits

Fruits provide lots vitamins and carbohydrates to nourish the body and also add variety to the diet. Apples are a great source of vitamin C, they prevents the growth of harmful bacteria and help fight cancer. Bananas are handy for problems like constipation and diarrhea. Blueberries have a number of health benefits including anti-cancerous, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Mango are other sources of vitamin C. Research has also indicated that these fruits are beneficial for arthritis and other anti-inflammatory conditions because they have a cooling affect on the body. Here are top ten healthiest fruits to keep you fresh, healthy and full of life.

1. Strawberries
Strawberries have high levels of ellagic acid and anthocyanins, and are rich in vitamin C (95 mg per cup) and fiber (3.8 g per cup).

2. Apples
An apple’s 3 g of fiber help you meet your fiber goal of 20 g to 30 g daily. High-fiber diets can lower heart disease risk

3. Bananas
Bananas are a great source of potassium, which plays a key role in heart health and muscle function. Plus each one has 2 g of fiber.

4. Blackberries
This fruit boasts a whopping 10 g of fiber in a single cup.

5. Cherries
A good source of perillyl alcohol, which helps prevent cancer in animals. Heart-protective anthocyanins give cherries their color.

6. Blueberries
Blueberries help prevent and treat bladder infections by making it hard for bacteria to stick to urinary tract walls.

7. Mangoes
A single mango has enough beta-carotene to cover your RDA for vitamin A while racking up 57 mg of vitamin C.

8. Oranges fruits
One orange provides an impressive 50 mg to 70 mg of vitamin C, 40 mcg of folic acid and 52 mg of calcium.


9. Purple grapes
Offer three heart-guarding compounds: flavonoids, anthocyanins and resveratrol (green grapes are not rich in them)

10. Raspberries
Teeming with 8 g of fiber per cup, they also boast vitamin C, ellagic acid and anthocyanins.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Amazing facts-Small apartment made with imagination

182-Square-Foot Apartment

Even a 182-square-foot (16.9 square meters) apartment may have enough space for everything if its owner has a good imagination. Here is a good example. It is an apartment of Seattle resident Steve Sauer who has made the most of his 182-square-foot home.

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Events in pictures-Aircraft hits fuel tanker

Pictures of aircraft hitting a fuel tanker - lucky it did not result into an explosive disaster!

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