Sunday, March 31, 2013

Interesting facts-Youtube

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Amazing facts-Electric camper

San Francisco based designer Jay Nelson created electric camper out of plywood, fiberglass, and bicycle parts. Powered by electric motor, the vehicle has a top speed if 20 mph and can drive 10 miles on a single charge. It is equipped with comfortable bed, kitchen, toilet, and integrated storage compartments. Controls are on the steering wheel and the driver sits cross legged while operating the car.

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Amazing pictures-A forgotten school in a Ghost town

Goldfield, Nevada, used to be a mining town with many gold mines. By 1904 there lived 30,000 citizens and it was the largest city in Nevada. The local Tex Rickard’s Northern Saloon had a bar so long it required 80 bartenders to run it. In 1920s gold began to run out. In 1923 a fire destroyed most of the town's wooden buildings. Today about 400 people still live in Goldfield, that became a ghost town. Below are some amazing pictures of an old forgotten school in Goldfield.


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Strange facts-Bicycle faster than car

In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes.

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Unsolved mysteries-Bigfoot

Bigfoot (aka Sasquatch)

Bigfoot is world-famous for spooking the bejesus out of hikers and hunters in North America and Scientists consider Sasquatch to be the result of folklore, misidentification and a whole lot of hoaxes. However, many people still believe these humanoid creatures exist around the world, just like the Yeti of the Himalayas.

One of the most infamous unexplained mysteries in the world today, Bigfoot has been described as an ape-like creature, some 6-10 feet tall, weighing more than 500 pounds, and covered in dark brown or reddish hair. Witnesses give him large eyes, a heavy brow ridge and a crested head, much like a male gorilla. Footprints allegedly belonging to Bigfoot are 24 inches long.

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Interesting facts-Bieber and Cobain

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Amazing facts-Storseisundetin Bridge

Storseisundetin Bridge

This is a bridge on one of Norway's most scenic and popular tourist roads - the Atlantic Ocean Road (Atlanterhavsveien in Norwegian). The bridge named Storseisundet makes a sharp bend as it jumps over a number of small islands and waterways. The approach to the bridge looks scary as the bridge seems to end abruptly and as if any attempt to proceed would result into the vehicle flying out and dropping into the waters below.

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What the Iraq War could have bought instead-Universal literacy

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Amazing pictures-Work of Satirical graffiti artist Banksy

In continuation of earlier posts in this blog on British satirical graffiti artist who goes by the pseudonym Banksy, given below are some more examples of his brilliant street art.

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Strange facts-One Olive

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Amazing facts-Labour of love

Amateur gardener creates his own masterpiece after 20-year labour of love.

It does not have a team of gardeners toiling over it, but is the labour of love of retired GP Tony Newton and his wife Marie, who have worked on it almost every day for the past 20 years. They showed it off surrounded by a kaleidoscope of colours from their autumn shrubs such as acers, azaleas and conifers.

They said it was at its best due to the recent spell of warm weather. ‘It’s so unusual not to have had a frost by this time of year’, Mr Newton said.

‘Normally frosts can kill of autumn colour but we’ve been frost-free and the colours are stunning. They’ve all come together, and you can’t plan that, it’s like herding a bunch of unruly kids.’



amazing-factsResplendent in crimson, bronze and every conceivable shade of green, this manicured garden looks like it belongs to a stately home or national park.

In fact, it is nestled behind an unassuming suburban home in Walsall.

amazing-factsThe couple moved to the four-bedroom home in suburban Walsall in 1982 and began landscaping the neglected garden 10 years later when their four children no longer used it as a play area. Self-taught, they drew up meticulous drawn-up plans for the layout to make it a ‘four seasons’ garden which would look dazzling all year round. They alternated deciduous and evergreen trees, found blue and yellow conifers and a variety of bedding plants.

It took two years to create, snatching time during evenings and weekends while they were both were working full-time, Mrs Newton as a transport planner. Since retiring two years ago they devote up to eight hours every day to its upkeep, and now open it to the public several times a year to raise money for charity. They do not know the exact number of plants in their garden - which measures 50 by 180ft - but say it is several thousand and they plant new bulbs every Spring.

Mr Newton said: ‘We just don’t think of it as work because we enjoy it so much and love spending time there. And other people enjoy it and we have raised £25,000 for charity. So it’s a win, win, win situation.

‘Even when we were working we would be out there into the night with head torches. People ask if we spend all our time weeding but we don’t - we catch them when they are so miniscule it is not really a problem, we’ve beaten them.’

Mrs Newton added: ‘You don’t get bored because its always different. People just don’t expect this at the back of a 1930s house. They walk down the hallway and there’s a point when they just stop and say ‘wow’.'

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Did you know-International Caps Lock day

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Interesting facts-Colorful

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Strange facts-Valcono that has been erupting since 3 decades

Kilaue is a volcano located on Hawaii. It has been erupting for 30 years since 1983. It's hard to believe, but it's true. Its lava has already destroyed numerous homes and scared local residents away.

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Disgusting food dishes from around the world-Whole Sheep’s Head

Whole Sheep’s Head

This dish can be served with or without brains: the head, of course. It is considered to be a delicacy even in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe areas.

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Did you know-Misconceptions about White chocolate

Misconception: White chocolate is chocolate

White chocolate is a relatively new invention—it was first produced in the 1930s, almost 90 years after the introduction of the first solid dark chocolate bar. Despite being named white chocolate, it is officially not recognized as chocolate because it does not contain cocoa liquor. Cocoa liquor, a substance with a slightly ‘bitter’ quality that is a necessary ingredient for both milk and dark chocolates, is replaced entirely in white chocolate with cocoa butter.

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Amazing happenings-High wire balancing

High wire balancing artist Freddy Nock walks up the cable of a Feuerkogel cable car, as part of his new world record by doing seven summits in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in seven days. Wearing his shirt while on cable walk is his great feat.

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Amazing pictures-The perfect wave

A Surfer rides the perfect wave just as an astonishing rainbow breaks out around him. Christian Redongo surfs a wave with a rainbow in background in Teahupoo, Tahiti, French Polynesia.

Photographer Zak Noyle snapped the rare natural phenomenon of a rainbow touching down above the head of Christian Redongo off the coast of paradise island Tahiti. Zak Noyle, from Honolulu, Hawaii, scooped the Surfer Magazine 2011 best photo of the year competition for his picture.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Amazing facts-Korean Twin Towers

Architects have designed a pair of apartment towers in South Korea that are unbelievably reminiscent of the 9/11 attacks on New York's World Trade Centre. These incredible pictures show how Dutch architecture firm MVRDV somehow managed to design the eerie 260-metre and 300-metre towers next to each other, connected by a ‘pixelated cloud’.

And in a good contender for quote of the year, a company statement insists they did not ‘see the resemblance during the design process’ for the buildings - due to be completed in Seoul in 2015.


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amazing-factsThe luxury residential towers have been named ‘The Cloud’, with one reaching 260 metres or 54 floors and the other covering 60 floors over 300 metres. The total surface area is 128,000 sq metres.

The ‘cloud' is housed in a 10-floor tall structure positioned halfway up the structures, and the towers feature a fitness studio, pools, restaurants, cafes and a conference centre.

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Did you know-Banana

The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bizarre events-Pictures of Leopard attack

In India, Leopard attacks have become common in areas where people have encroached on wildlife territory. Below pictures show a particular incident of a leopard attacking people in Guwahati. It resulted in the death of a man and three others were wounded.

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amazing-picturesThe leopard scalped one of the victims with a single stroke. A photographer from a local newspaper, who was present at the spot, took these pictures. The man in the pictures, in an act of self-defense, tried to push away the leopard with an iron rod. This is what happened in the next moment. The man miraculously survived.

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