Friday, May 31, 2013

Amazing facts-Art with pen

Joe Fenton's art with a humble pen

This huge work of art was created with a humble pen by an artist who definitely isn't quick on the draw.

Joe Fenton worked ten hours a day, seven days a week for ten months to painstakingly create his incredibly detailed work. Joe Fenton, who lives in Brooklyn, New York, drew this intricate and complicated drawing, aptly titled 'Solitude', with a 0.5 mechanical pen on a five metre tall and 2.5 metre wide piece of paper.


amazing-facts-art-with-pen4He created his artwork by drawing the characters and figures of his imagination on a small scale and then combined it all together on a giant piece of paper by tracing them all. But due to his hyper-detailed style the epic piece saw him having to spend long hours with pen in hand.

amazing-facts-art-with-pen2Joe says his drawing depicts his unhealthy fear of death and the unknown whilst also making various religious references from Buddha's to the crucifix.

He explains: 'This might seem strange, as I am not a religious person and I am not entirely sure whether I am mocking religion by having references to it in my work or if it comes from a deep desire to experience and explore what it has to offer.'

Joe's inspirations for the drawing come from early surrealists' Hieronymus Bosch and Bruegel. He is also influenced by the darker and more surreal books from his childhood, such as 'Ratsmagic' by Wayne Anderson.



Did you know-Common Starlings

Below picture shows a flock of Common Starlings roosting on power pylon in Rainham Marsh RSPB Reserve, Essex.

Did you know - A collection of starlings is known as a murmuration.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Interesting facts-Country with most people behind bars

Do you know which country has the most people behind bars?

It is the United States.

When it comes to imprisoning its population, the United States is the world’s uncontested leader. With 2.2 million people behind bars it has 5% of the world’s population but 25% of the world’s incarcerated population.



Funny facts-Woman claims to have got pregnant by watching 3d film



Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Amazing animal-European Ibex

This is the Diga del Cingino dam in Italy.

Can you see the little dots on the wall? You'll never guess what they are...


amazing-animal-european-ibex1They are European Ibex, and they like to eat the moss & lichen growing on the wall. They also lick the salt off the stone.



Interesting facts-Flying Observatory by NASA

NASA plans to start flight tests of an airship built on its own project. It will be used as a flying observatory, which will eliminate air pollution monitoring. In addition, the device will be useful for monitoring the earth’s surface. It will be equipped with a gas analyzer for the registration of methane emissions in the ground. The length of the airship is 75 meters, it has four propellers, giving it greater flexibility by managing with a single joystick.



Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Amazing facts-In style

Die In Style - The Last Ride

For crazy guys who want that even after living in style they should die in style, some die hard fans of Harley Davidson integrated a super Harley bike with the coffin car and here it is!

Its definite that all the people on the road will turn back to watch this fancy rocking dead person’s funeral. So if you are planning to leave a fancy mark even while leaving this planet, its the right time to book this ride for you.



Strange facts-Country most likely to disappear

The Country that is most likely to disappear beneath the waves is Maldives.

With all the talks of global warming and rising sea levels, it is the residents of the Maldives that have the greatest reason to fear. With an average height of around 1.8 meters above sea level their nation is the lowest on Earth.



Monday, May 27, 2013

Biggest insects-Goliath beetle

The Goliath beetles are among the heaviest insects on Earth. They are found in Africa. The heavily armored adults are so large that when flying, they produce a sound akin to a toy helicopter in flight. They are scavengers and eat rotting fruit, vegetables and animal feces off the jungle floor.



Strange facts-Lightening



Sunday, May 26, 2013

Amazing pictures-Two rivers merging

In this incredible photograph we see the junction of the Rhone and Arve rivers in Geneva, Switzerland. The river on the left is the Rhone, which is just exiting Lake Lehman. The river on the right is the Arve, which receives water from the many glaciers of the Chamonix valley (mainly the Mer de Glace) before flowing north-west into the Rhone on the west side of Geneva, where its much higher level of silt brings forth a striking contrast between the two rivers.



Did you know-Chocolate crisis

BITTER TRUTH: World on the verge of chocolate crisis!

The world is on the brink of a chocolate supply crisis owing to the instability in cacao growing areas and soaring demand in developing countries, an expert has warned.

According to David Guest from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, farming methods used by cacao bean growers are in dire need of modernization. He warns that global production of cacao, the raw ingredient in chocolate, must increase nearly a quarter by 2020 to keep up with demand from China and other rising economies.

However, cacao-growing regions remain some of the most undeveloped and unstable parts of the world and farmers face significant challenges in bringing production up to speed.


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Interesting facts about the Assassination of John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy was shot once in the back and once in head while riding with his wife Jacqueline in a Presidential motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested 45 minutes after the shots were fired. After hours of interrogation, in which none of the proper procedures were followed, he was accused of murder. He was killed by Jack Ruby in the garage of the police building on November 24 in front of hundreds of journalists.

tragic-happenings-kenedy-assassinationOn November 29, President Lyndon B. Johnson created the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination. It was headed by Earl Warren, the Chief Justice of the United States, and found that Oswald was the lone shooter and that he did it from the sixth floor of the Schoolbook Depository Building with an Italian Mannlicher-Carcano rifle.


Amazing pictures-Abandoned Salt Mine in Romania

The Salina Praid is situated 5 km from Sovata, in the Harghita County which is more famously known as the Salt Zone in Romania. Geographically, the basin of Praid can be found on the east coast of the Transylvanian basin, at the base of the Gheorgheni Mountains. The history is traced back to the middle ages around 2nd century AD, when the Romans exploited the salt. The excavations left by Romans were continued by Avars and by Bulgars later.

The history has in fact witnessed the Szekler rising in the year 1562. The Szeklers were Hungarians in origin, lived in the northern-central regions of Transylvania as pastoralists. And their livelihood here made this place more famous for the Szekler Salt that allowed them to mine the salt 3 times in a year without any taxes or restrictions.

Geologically speaking, the Praid is the salt hill, 567 meter tall and called as Dealul Sarii, where you can find the salt deposits in abundance which are as thick as 2000m, and which are estimated to contain about 3 billion tons of salt. The Praid is termed as the natural centre of the Szekely Salt Country. One can find different sorts of recreation too, for instance, the underground playgrounds for children, the billiard-tables for adults, a buffet, salt-spas & salt swimming pools (for wellness and relaxation, rheuma treatment, and skin diseases), salt museum, salt exhibition and sculptures, and of course a church too called ecumenical chapel.

amazing-pictures-turda-salt-mine-romania3The most attractive feature of this salt mine is the Speleotherapy that amounts for great number of visitors daily, around 2500 to 3000 per day. This therapy also called as halo therapy, is a special therapy used to deal with the respiratory problems like bronchitis, asthma and allergies, etc. A highly ionized air and a higher atmospheric pressure than on the surface 735-738 mmHg on average are concentrated on for this kind of treatment. A very famous treatment in some countries that takes about 18 days’ time.

amazing-pictures-turda-salt-mine-romania2The mine tours take around the people through all these places in the salt mine, accumulating 25 visitors in a trip, and thus making about 100 such trips daily.


Friday, May 24, 2013

Did you know-Largest painting



Amazing facts-Knive throwing record



Thursday, May 23, 2013

Amazing animal-Okapi

This animal is called an Okapi and it was first discovered in 1901. Although scientists say it is closely related to the giraffe, it looks like the result of a love story between a giraffe and a zebra. The Okapi can only be found in the Ituri forests, north-east of Congo, in Africa.



Interesting facts-Most time Zones

Did you know which country covers the most time zones? It is France.

If you count everything, including overseas territories, then France claims the title by covering 12 time zones. The United States would be the runner-up with 11 and then Russia with 9.



Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Biggest insects-Giant Weta



Funny facts-Farting energy



Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bizare events-The death of Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey, the Jamaican publisher, entrepreneur and key figure in many Pan-African movements, was killed by somebody pretending he’d already died.

Legend has it that Garvey expired as the result of several heart attacks induced by the shock of reading a premature and highly negative obituary of himself published in the Chicago Defender. The offending article described him as “broke, alone and unpopular”, flying in the face of the dictum “never speak ill of the dead.” (Although, at the time it was written Garvey was actually still alive, so perhaps they can be let off…)

strangest-deaths-marcusThere are many theories that media coverage actually creates the reality it is supposed to report on. Being killed by reading your own obituary is a rather extreme example of said phenomenon.


City of Petra - Half as old as Time

Situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Nabatean city of Petra is considered among the Seven Wonders of the World . In the description of the “universal outstanding value” of this World Heritage Site, UNESCO describes the ancient city as a “major caravan centre for the incense of Arabia, the silks of China and the spices of India , a crossroads between Arabia , Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia.” The poet John William Burgon memorably described the spellbinding ruins of Petra as “a rose-red city half as old as time.” Around AD 663, an earthquake destroyed parts of Petra and choked water supply, leading to its abandonment. The city remained lost to the world until the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, in the guise of an Arabic scholar, rediscovered it for the Western world.

amazing-facts-petra3Petra, a world hidden within the mountains of Jordan , was built several centuries ago. This ancient "caravan city" was the capital of the Nabataean Arabs, an ancient Semitic race of people who inhabited Jordan . They were mostly traders and agriculturists.

amazing-facts-petra2Perhaps the most stereotyped image of Petra is Al Khazneh or the Treasury. Entry is through the Siq, a long narrow gorge, no more than 3 meters wide in some places, which gives the impression that the mountain has parted ways to allow you to enter it. Back in the day, caravans made their grand entry to Petra via the Siq.

Tombs, caves, temples, monasteries, amphitheatres, gates, street facades – you need at least a couple of days to explore Petra .

amazing-facts-petra1The rock-cut architecture takes your breath away. Animals, deities and mortals, mostly carved in rock, greet you everywhere in this World Heritage Site. The architecture is heavily influenced by Assyrian, Egyptian, Hellenistic and Roman styles.



Monday, May 20, 2013

Strange facts-Trees of terror

These terrifying trees are unlikely to attract children keen on climbing them.

With their haunting frame and looming arms, they look like they have just leapt out of a set for the smash-hit movie Lord Of The Rings.

A spooky specimen, suspected to be an oak, was spotted by Charlotte Laurie on a quiet country lane at Boxted, near Colchester, Essex.

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strange-facts-trees of terror1Artist Laurie, known as Busky, spotted the monstrous tree and said it appeared to be marching across fields to terrorise the roads.

‘It’s a wonderful thing to look at. The head is down and the arms are stretched out, it’s a wonderfully old tree.

strange-facts-trees of terror
strange-facts-trees of terror3If the ghost-like shape of the tree was not spooky enough, Miss Laurie said her neighbour often spots a small owl on it on her way home from work.

The Hammer Horrors tree, which sits on Sky Hall Hill, is not the only terrifying tower of timber in the area.


Bizarre facts-Longest jail sentence



Sunday, May 19, 2013

Amazing facts-Marinelli bend



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