Sunday, June 30, 2013

Strange facts-How Hyundai tests its cars

40 baboons tested the strength of a Hyundai family hatchback. The Korean automaker decided to check whether the materials can withstand the rough and careless handling. Within ten hours baboons performed what they were capable of. The test result was quite satisfactory - with a few scratches and spattered salon, teeth imprints on the steering wheel and chewed door seals.


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Interesting facts-Birth control pioneer

Margaret Higgins Sanger, the birth-control pioneer, was one of eleven children.

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Harley Davidson lost in Japan tsunami found in Canada

Japanese media reported that a Harley-Davidson motorcycle lost in the tsunami of 2011 was seen washed up on a Canadian island about 4,000 miles away.

The rusted bike was found in a large white container where its owner, Ikuo Yokoyama, had kept it. He was located through the license plate number, Fuji TV reported.

“This is unmistakably mine. It’s miraculous,” Yokoyama told Nippon TV when shown photos of the motorcycle.

amazing-happenings-harley-tsunamiYokoyama lost three members of his family in the March 11, 2011, tsunami, and is now living in temporary housing in Miyagi prefecture.

The motorcycle is among the first items lost in the tsunami to reach the west coast of North America. In March, an Alaska man found a football and later a volleyball from Japan; their owners were located using names that had been inscribed on the balls.

amazing-happenings-harley-tsunami1Canadian Peter Mark, who found the bike and its container, told Fuji that he “couldn’t believe that something like that would make it across the Pacific.” The report said he found it April 18 on Graham Island, off the coast of British Columbia.

The motorcycle was caked with “a lot of corrosion, a lot of rust,” said Mark.

When he saw the Japanese license plate, Mark wondered if it might have drifted from Japan after the tsunami, and contacted a local TV station. The Fuji report said the motorcycle would be shipped back to Japan, and that the shop that sold it to Yokoyama would help with paperwork and storage.

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Did you know- Blueberry Jelly Bellies

Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for President Ronald Reagan.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Interesting facts-Three times

This Mormon love quartet from Salt Lake City is not what you call a regular family. Joe Darger, the owner of the construction company from Salt Lake City, Utah, lives in marriage with twin sisters Vicki and Valerie and their cousin Alina. Joe was dating Vicky and Alina at the same time and they held a joint wedding ceremony in 1990. Vicky's twin Valerie joined them in 2000 after divorcing her previous husband who had six wives. The Dargers attempted to keep their marriage in secret for years, until they have decided to overcome the public prejudices of their religious beliefs and lifestyle. Lately they've told their story in a biographic book called Love Three Times. Their Mormon family has 24 children.

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Did you know-Flink

Twelve or more cows are known as a "flink."

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Strange facts-Eiffel tower

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Interesting facts-Oak trees

Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Amazing transparent bodies-Zebrafish

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Did you know how SEGA got it's name

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Interesting facts-Tree pod restaurant in Thailand

Tree Pod dining at the Six Senses’ Soneva Kiri is a special restaurant which offers a unique dining experience. Located on the remote Thai island of Kood, guests have the chance to dine in their very own nest. Adventurous diners fasten a leather seat-belt and get hoisted 16 feet into the native massang trees, where there are spectacular aerial views of the surrounding beaches. Guests can relax and enjoy the panorama while their food and drinks are delivered by a “flying” Linkwaiter, harnessed to a zip-line.

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Did you know-Gorilla

Can you believe - a Gorilla's penis is only a third of that of an average man's.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Interesting facts-The story of Olympic and Titanic

Olympic and Titanic where nearly identical twins - sister ships designed to restore the White Star Line's domination of the North Atlantic trade route. Built side by side from the same plans, the sister ships were in turn the largest moving objects ever made by the hand of man. From their immense hulls to their four funnels, the vessels instilled a sense of safety and luxury unlike anything the oceangoing public had seen thus far.

With her maiden voyage in June 1911, Olympic became the world's biggest ship and unquestionably the most luxurious. She was like a floating hotel with a swimming pool and squash racket court, gymnasium and palm court, elevators and Grand Staircase.

Capt. Edward J. Smith was commodore of the fleet and attracted the wealthiest passengers to line's new flagship. It was all going as planned until an accident in Sept. 1911 in which the Olympic collided with a British cruiser, the Hawke.

interesting-facts-olympic-and-titanic1An investigation into the accident called the Olympic - and her captain - into question. Did the enormous Olympic induce suction that pulled the smaller craft into her side? Was the Southampton pilot - and by extension Captain Smith - responsible for the collision? Had ships gotten too big too fast?

Olympic's repairs delayed work on Titanic, pushing her maiden voyage back until April 10, 1912. On that date, the two ships were in service together for the first time, realizing the White Star Line's plans for continuous service to and from New York and Southampton via their new super liners.


interesting-facts-olympic-and-titanicOn the night of April 14-15, Olympic was only one day out of New York harbor when she received a distress signal from Titanic, which had struck an iceberg and was sinking. Olympic's captain, Herbert J. Haddock, ordered his ship to speed toward the sinking sister ship.

As Olympic raced into the night, her passengers and crew prepared for a rescue operation that, tragically,they would never be close enough to enact.

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Amazing dog-Ruswarp

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Animal world-Pet giraffe

A family in South Africa adopted a giraffe called Fenne. The McRae family recollects when Fenne was three meters in height, she behaved like a playful puppy and responded to her name. She also loved to wear hats. She lived with the McRae family for 2 years, but after that, she became sick when she ate poisonous grass and ultimately died.


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Interesting facts-If Barbie were life-size

If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall and have a neck twice the length of a normal human's neck.

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Did you know-Rhyme

There is no word in the English language that rhymes with the words : month, orange, silver and purple.

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Amazing facts-Three poles challenge

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Did you know-Clinophobia

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Amazing pictures-Sagano Bamboo Forest

The Sagano Bamboo Forest is located to the northwest in Kyoto Basin, Japan, covering an area of 16 square kilometers. It is one of the most amazing natural environment in entire Japan, not only because of its natural beauty but also because of the sound the wind makes as it blows through the thick bamboo grove.

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amazing-pictures-sagano-bamboo-forest2"The sound of the wind in this bamboo forest has been voted as one of "one hundred must-be-preserved sounds of Japan" by the Japanese government. Back in the 1870s when Edison was looking for a good bamboo as a material of a filament for his early light bulb, the governor of Kyoto recommended two sources for bamboo, this being one of them. Edison used the other one."

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Amazing breed of dogs-Peruvian Inca Orchid

The Peruvian Inca Orchid Dogs were prized possessions among Inca families living in Mexico around 750 A.D

The Incas valued these hairless animals, calling them “dogs without clothes.” Europeans were introduced to the Peruvian Inca Orchid after Spanish explorers discovered them in the 16th century. The Spaniards called them “Flower Dogs,” a name that later developed into the Peruvian Inca Orchid.

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Interesting facts-Speed of information in brain

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Amazing facts-Beautiful craftsmanship

Anybody who has any sense of the dedication to a job done to the nearest level of perfection, who sees beauty in such purism of craftsmanship, who can appreciate the dedication and love of a person for such an impeccable job, who can relate to the ability of a single person to do what Lou has done with after years of dedication, all these people must applaud Mr. Louis Chenot for having accomplished such a task.

Louis Chenot has spent the past ten years building this incredibly detailed 1932 SJ Duesenberg LaGrande dual-cowl phaeton. Not only does it look good, but the engine runs, the lights work, the top mechanism functions and the transmission and driveline are complete. Lou started his research on this project over fifty years ago with the purchase of a book and through the following years collected many drawings and studied a number of Duesenbergs while they were being restored, taking photos and recording dimensions.

amazing-facts-beautiful-craftsmanshipLouᅵs 40 year career was spent as a mechanical engineer. In the 1960's he spent 7 years restoring a vintage 1930 Cadillac convertible that was on the show circuit for years, but now he prefers to work on smaller projects in the comfort of his home shop.

amazing-facts-beautiful-craftsmanship1The bodywork is all metal, not fibreglass. Here is the car in Lou's shop before the brass coachwork was primed or painted. Lou is not adverse to remaking a part that doesn't meet his standards. He started over on the especially difficult brass radiator shell nine times.

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amazing-facts-beautiful-craftsmanship3Most running models are built at larger scales like 1/3 or 1/4. Working in the smaller 1/6 scale magnifies the problems caused by miniaturizing certain parts. Remember that these scale parts are 1/6 as long, 1/6 as high and 1/6 as deep as real parts, making them 1/6 x 1/6 x 1/6 or 1/216th the volume of the original part. By comparison, a 1/3 scale model is 1/27th the volume and a 1/4 scale model is 1/64th the volume. Further complicating the prospect of building a running engine at that size is the fact that fuel molecules and electricity don't scale. It is very difficult to get tiny carburetors and little spark plugs to work like the big ones.

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Did you know-Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Amazing transparent sea creatures-Larvel shrimp

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A very pretty Norwegian blogger

This 17 year old pretty Norwegian blogger girl who calls herself Emilie “voe” is a pretty sight and has become very famous in Norway for he looks. Emilie blogs about fashion and a lot of other topics.

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