Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tiger cubs fed by Shar Pei dog

Two baby tigers whose mother refused to feed them found an unusual wet nurse, a wrinkled, sand-coloured Shar Pei dog named Cleopatra. The cubs were born in late May in a zoo at the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.



Did you know how Vodafone got it's name



Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Motivational facts-Wheelchair bound bodybuilder

Once a promising football athlete, a near fatal traffic accident in 1998 changed Wheelchair Bodybuilder Champion Nick Scott's life. He was diagnosed as paraplegic, and was told that it would be physically impossible to ever walk again. Paraplegia is an impairment in motor or sensory function of the lower extremities. It is usually the result of spinal cord injury or a congenital condition which affects the neural elements of the spinal canal.

motivational-facts-wheelchair-bound-bodybuilderNick says, "What's the one thing you gain from losing everything? Perspective. At that point, it wasn't about if my glass was half empty or half full, I am just grateful I have a glass."

Weightlifting gave him something to strive for, to succeed in, and in doing so benefited him more then he could have ever imagined. Over the next few years he focused intensely on strength training and conditioning his body, and in doing so began to regain some of the sensation in his lower back and legs.

At first, bench pressing kept him motivated because he felt he couldn't do anything else and he wanted to be stronger than everyone. He desired to win bench press competitions in high school, which lead to bench press competitions out of high school and he just kept striving for more.

motivational-facts-wheelchair-bound-bodybuilder2Then after graduating college he went to Florida and competed for the first time in the 2006 Wheelchair Nationals.

motivational-facts-wheelchair-bound-bodybuilder3"We each have a story to tell, and if we choose to, the right and responsibility to use for good what we learn through overcoming our weaknesses and developing our strengths and abilities."
- Nick Scott


Bizarre events-17 year old tries to stop train with Kung fu

A young boy of 17 called Liang almost died when he tried to use a kung fu move to stop a train in Laibin Railway Station in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, reports China Daily.

Liang was pushed to safety by a railway policeman just as he was about to be knocked down. Liang jumped down to the tracks and wanted to use Xianglongshibazhang, a famous kung fu posturing described in many swordsman fictions, to stop the running train.

He was taken into custody for breaking railway rules and said he wanted to test whether or not he could use kung fu to stop the train. Liang is a great fan of swordsman fiction and has also learnt martial arts.


Monday, July 29, 2013

Interesting facts-The White temple in Thailand

The White Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand is a built in a modern contemporary style. It is located in Ban Rong Khun, about 13 kilometres south-west of Chiang Rai city. It is the creation of Thai artist Chaloemchai Khositphiphat who started building it back in 1998.

The attention to detail in the temple is amazing and needs a lot of time if you wish to observe the beautiful artwork. Inside the temple is a beautiful colored mural of the Buddha.



Country with the most lakes-Canada

With over 3 million lakes, 9% of Canadian territory is actually fresh water and over 60% of all the lakes in the world are found within its borders.



Sunday, July 28, 2013

Amazing facts-Dream school of every child

Finally, a school where every child would love to go. Architects at Rosan Bosch have designed the interiors of a Vittra school in Stockholm.

This school does not have any classrooms. The children are taught in groups according to their level of learning. They have concepts like "the cave" which serves as the theater. Concepts like 'the watering hole', 'campfire' create different types of learning and teaching environment. flexible labs make it possible to work hands-on with themes and projects. The school stresses on individual development and challenging learning environments.

amazing-facts-dream-school-of-every-child3The pictures give an insight into what the school has to offer.



The largest palace in the world

The largest palace in the world is the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania with more than 500 bedrooms, 55 kitchens and 120 sitting rooms.



Saturday, July 27, 2013

Inspirational facts-The story of Aimee Mullins

Aimee Mullins was born without fibula bones in her legs. When Aimee was just one year old doctors had to amputee her legs below the knees. But the girl never gave up.

She learned to walk on prosthetics, then to run - competing at the national and international level as a champion sprinter, and setting world records at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta.

inspirational-facts-the-story-of-aimee-mullins3At Georgetown, where she double-majored in history and diplomacy, she became the first double amputee to compete in NCAA Division 1 track and field.

inspirational-facts-the-story-of-aimee-mullins2She acted in a couple of movies, has done modeling including a legendary show for Alexander McQueenand and even worked at the Pentagon. In 2008 she was the official Ambassador for the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival.

inspirational-facts-the-story-of-aimee-mullins1She has 12 prosthetic legs for any occasion.



Interesting facts-The first smartphone

IBM Simon was launched in 1993 and introduced as a device that uses advanced wireless technology and can function as a pager, email application, calendar, date book, address book and calculator. It also had a completely touchscreen-based interface -3″ inches on the diagonal with a resolution of 160×293 pixels - with a touch keyboard that sported a very early predictive typing algorithm. It was also possible to expand the memory with a PCMCIA laptop memory card.



Friday, July 26, 2013

Amazing facts-Jewelery made from forks

Nick Greco is an artist who specializes in a unique art - making jewelery from old forks. Below pictures show the detailing with which forks are used to create different shapes and patterns. All these rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets, you will never believe that they are made of forks.



Unsolved mysteries of the world-Lost cities under Sahara desert

Lost cities have been found beneath sands of the Sahara.

Ruins from a long-lost civilization have been revealed beneath the desert sands of the Sahara. Evidence of the advanced Garamantes civilization had remained mostly undocumented due to the strict regime of Colonel Gaddafi, but now due to recent events in Libya archaeologists have a chance to finally investigate in full the secrets of this long lost ancient culture.

unsolved-mysteries-of-the-world-saharaProfessor David Mattingly says, “These settlements had been unremarked and unrecorded under the Gaddafi regime.”


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Haunted places in USA-Jonesboro

Jonesboro is the largest city in Northeast Arkansas, bordering the Ozark mountains. While visiting the local Craig’s Lake, beware of the ghost of a person who drowned while swimming with three teenage friends. He is often spotted swimming in the water, yelling for help.



Bizarre laws-Fine for inaccurate weather forecast



Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Did you know how Verizon got it's name



Health facts-Mind body connection

In an evening class at Stanford the last lecture was on the mind-body connection - the relationship between stress and disease. The speaker (head of psychiatry at Stanford) said, among other things, that one of the best things that a man could do for his health is to be married to a woman whereas for a woman, one of the best things she could do for her health was to nurture her relationships with her girlfriends. At first everyone laughed, but he was serious.

Women connect with each other differently and provide support systems that help each other to deal with stress and difficult life experiences. Physically this quality “girlfriend time" helps is to create more serotonin - a neurotransmitter that helps combat depression and can create a general feeling of well-being. Women share feelings whereas men often form relationships around activities. We share from our souls with our sisters/mothers, and evidently that is very GOOD for our health. He said that spending time with a friend is just as important to our general health as jogging or working out at a gym.

There's a tendency to think that when we are "exercising" we are doing something good for our bodies, but when we are hanging out with friends, we are wasting our time and should be more productively engaged—not true. In fact, he said that failure to create and maintain quality personal relationships with other humans is as dangerous to our physical health as smoking!


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Funny facts-Rules on laying eggs



The most amazing McDonald's property

This is the most amazing McDonald's in the world. The house is located in New York, near New Hyde Park. It was built in 1795 when it was constructed as a farm house by Joseph Denton, a descendent of the founder of the village of Hempstead. In 1860, it was given a Georgian makeover and throughout the 1900′s, found commercial use as a funeral home and a series of restaurants.

most-amazing-mc-donaldsBy 1986, it was abandoned and on the verge of falling down.

McDonalds bought the property in 1987 and converted it into the most amazing restaurant.

most-amazing-mc-donalds2This is how the house looked like in the beginning of 20th century.


Monday, July 22, 2013

Amazing facts-Portraits made from coffee stains

When you think of a portrait, the first thing that occurs to you is brush, canvas and paints, but artist Hong Yi thought of doing something different. She made portraits using the stains of coffee which is left in the dirty bottom of the cup.

amazing-facts-portraits-made-from-coffee-stains1Hong Yi, who is nicknamed “Red” says it takes 12 hours for her to complete a masterpiece because its not only about painting with the coffee cup, but she also has to ensure that the coffee mixture is just perfect, as the ring stains are permanent as soon as they touch the canvas.



Polish wife makes husband sleep in kennel

Zdzislaw Bukarowcz, a seventy-five year old Polish man from Scinawa, lived in a dog's kennel for three weeks in January. It was all the doing of his wife, Mrs Bukarowcz, her reason for dishing out this punishment was because Zdzislaw repeatedly came home drunk.

She chained him to the kennel and fed him on dog food; Zdzislaw was given water from a dog bowl. At night the temperatures often dropped to minus 20 degrees Celsius.

Mrs. Bukarowcz told reporters that she was sick of him wasting all their money on vodka. His drinking companions, worried by his non-attendance in the pub, eventually freed him from his imprisonment and called the police.


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Flying fish

Flying fish live in all of the oceans, particularly in tropical and warm subtropical waters. Their most striking feature is their pectoral fins, which are unusually large, and enable the fish to hide and escape from predators by leaping out of the water, taking short gliding flights through air just above the water's surface. Their glides are typically around 50 metres (160 ft).

flying-fish1To glide upward out of the water, a flying fish moves its tail up to 70 times per second. It then spreads its pectoral fins and tilts them slightly upward to provide lift. At the end of a glide, it folds its pectoral fins to reenter the sea, or drops its tail into the water to push against the water to lift itself for another glide, possibly changing direction.



Funny facts-Pub bans old man's trilby

An old man in Hereford, UK was banned from wearing his trilby in a pub.

Colin Osborne was ordered to remove it so CCTV cameras could film his face, reports the Mirror. And staff threatened to bar him if he refused. Colin, 64 - who has worn a hat for 20 years, said "It's madness. They're branding everyone who wears a hat a troublemaker."

Journalist Colin was tackled as he sipped a glass of coke with son Mark, 40, at The Monument in Hereford. Brewers Greene King said the ban was policy in all 800 of their UK outlets.

A spokesman added: "Hats obscure customers' faces from the cameras."


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Amazing dog Heidi



Amazing facts-The great wall of China

The Great Wall of China is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is indeed great because it can be observed by man even from outer space. This wall measures more than 1500 miles in length and is also referred to as the "Ten Thousand Li Wall" with each Li being equivalent to 500 metres.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Interesting facts-Most languages spoken in a country

Although English is the official language of Papua New Guinea, only 2% of the population actually speak it. As the most linguistically diverse country in the world, over 820 languages are spoken in Papua New Guinea which amounts to 12% of the world’s total.



Haunted places in USA-Garden of the Gods

Colorado Springs, Colorado is located in the Rocky Mountains. The most haunted place in Colorado is believed to be the Garden of the Gods, which was once an Indian burial ground. Some visitors have said that they feel a presence in their cars when driving through the park. Tourists have also reported loss of breaks and engines stalling.



Thursday, July 18, 2013

Strange facts-Bathroom with glass floor

Below pictures are of a bathroom with glass floor constructed on top of an illuminated elevator shaft of a 15-story building in Guadalajara, Mexico.

This creative bathroom was designed by Hernandez Silva, architects for the owners and guests of the penthouse apartment.

The bathroom is sure to give you the jitters when you look through transparent floor.



The world's biggest hotel-MGM Grand



Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Biggest insects-Queen Alexandra's Birdwing

Queen Alexandra's Birdwing (Ornithoptera alexandrae) is the largest butterfly in the world. The species was named by Lord Walter Rothschild in 1907, in honor of Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom. Female Birdwings can reach a wingspan of about 14 inches, a body length of 3-4 inches and a body mass of up to 1/2 ounce.



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