Monday, September 30, 2013

Did you know-Peeing in your dream

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Animal world-Dog breast feeds tiger cubs

Shar Pei dog Cleopatra breast-feeds one of the two adopted tiger cubs in the Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi. The two cubs, named Clyopa and Plyusha, were born late last month in Sochi zoo and adopted by their new mum.

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Amazing photographs-Attacked by a bull!

During the festival of San Fermin in Spain, one of the bulls attacked a photographer of the Reuters news agency. Before the photographer realized what was going on, he was thrown to the ground. He was lucky nothing serious happened and he got away with only some minor bruises. Another photographer took pictures of the entire incident.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

The driest country-Libya

With 99% of the country covered in desert, Libya is one of the most arid places in the world and in some regions decades may go by without a single drop of rain.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Interesting facts-The world's highest battlefield

The Siachen glacier, located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalaya Mountains, is one of the five largest glaciers in the Karakoram, situated at an average altitude of 18,000 feet above sea level. At 78 km long, it is the longest glacier in the Karakoram and second-longest in the world's non-polar areas. Most of the Siachen Glacier falls under the LoC (Line of Control), a hotly contested territory between Pakistan and India. Since 1984, both countries have been fighting intermittently for sovereignty over this region, because of which the Siachen glacier is sometimes called the highest battleground on earth.

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The conflict in Siachen stems from the incompletely demarcated territory on the map of this region. After the Indo-Pakistan war in 1971, an agreement was signed between the two countries in 1972, which came to be known as the Shimla Agreement, but it failed to clearly mention who controlled the glacier. UN officials presumed there would be no dispute between India and Pakistan over such a cold and barren region. They were wrong.

interesting-facts-the-worlds-highest-battlefield1In the 1970s and early 1980s, in the pretext of climbing the high peaks on this glacier, Pakistan sent expeditions with permits issued by the Government of Pakistan. The idea was to reinforce claim on the area, as these expeditions arrived with a permit obtained from the Government of Pakistan.
interesting-facts-the-worlds-highest-battlefield2In 1984, when the Pakistan army attempted to move into the region, India launched a successful military operation and has since maintained control over all of the Siachen Glacier and its tributaries. Between 1984 and 1999, frequent skirmishes took place between India and Pakistan. However, more soldiers have died in Siachen from harsh weather conditions than from enemy firing. Both India and Pakistan maintain permanent military presence in the region at a height of over 6,000 metres (20,000 ft), and continue to deploy thousands of troops in Siachen.

interesting-facts-the-worlds-highest-battlefield3Although a cease-fire went into effect in 2003, by then the two sides had lost an estimated 2,000 personnel primarily due to frostbite, avalanches and other complications. Together, the nations have about 150 manned outposts along the glacier, with some 3,000 troops each. Official figures for maintaining these outposts are put at ~$300 and ~$200 million for India and Pakistan respectively.

interesting-facts-the-worlds-highest-battlefield4The Siachen glacier also boasts of the world's highest helipad built by India at Point Sonam, 21,000 feet (6,400 m) above the sea level, to supply its troops. India also installed the world's highest telephone booth on the glacier.

interesting-facts-the-worlds-highest-battlefield5Aside from the Indian and Pakistani military presence, the glacier region is unpopulated. The nearest civilian settlement is the village of Warshi, 10 miles downstream from the Indian base camp. The region is also highly remote with limited road connectivity. On the Indian side, roads go only as far as the military base camp at Dzingrulma 72 km from the top of the glacier.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Amazing facts-Japanese sewage system

A land known for its creative beauty and artistic landscape, Japan’s sewage system stands apart from any other in the world. The most striking example can be found in the city of Saitama, which features a storm sewer system that is a true work of art.

Typhoons are a dreaded occurrence in this part of the world and to reduce the onslaught of their destruction, the sewer system of Saitama has some unique features.

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amazing-facts-japanese-sewage-system1Its construction includes giant concrete silos, which are 65 meters (213 feet) tall and 32 meters (105 feet) wide. They are connected by 6.4 kilometers (almost 4 miles) of underground tunnels that lie 50 meters (about 164 feet) below the city’s surface. The sewer system also has a giant tank with 59 concrete columns.

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amazing-facts-japanese-sewage-system3The construction of this incredible urban infrastructure began in 1992 and it is open to tourists. The result of centuries of practice, Japan’s first sewage system dates back more than 2,000 years.

Some 1300 years ago, the city of Heijo-kyo had a drainage system network that ran throughout its borders and five centuries ago, a stone culvert, called the Taiko Sewerage, was built around Osaka Castle and is still in use today.

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amazing-facts-japanese-sewage-system5The Kanda Sewerage, which was built in the Kanda area of Tokyo in 1884, represents the first modern sewerage system in Japan. It wasn’t until the end of World War II, however, that it became a national project to initiate the construction of sewerage systems throughout Japan.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Did you know-Words

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Animal world-Ugliest animal in the World

The Naked Mole Rat

The world's ugliest animal is the naked mole rat of East Africa. It is a hairless pink rodent with wrinkly pink skin, beady black eyes, and giant protruding teeth that it uses to dig with.

They are found in parts of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, and have some rather strange habits. They live for 30 years, are immune to cancer and, apart from one solitary queen mole rat who mates with two or three studly males, are largely sexually repressed.

They live in colonies of up to 300, where the small mole rats take on the jobs of workers doing colony maintenance activities whilst being protected by the larger animals.

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Funny facts-Stealing from the Police

Kentucky man Michael Baker, 20, stole gas from a Jenkins City Police Cruiser and then posted a picture of his theft on Facebook. Police arrested the thief after the photo began circulating in Jenkins.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Most educated country-Canada

With 50% of its population having been educated at the post secondary level, Canada easily has the most educated populace in the world. It is followed by Israel at 45% and Japan at 44%.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Bizarre facts-Upside down house in Austria

In the Austrian village of Terfens, there is a new attraction – it is a house that is upside down, which was created by Polish architects. Irek Glowacki and

Marek Rozanski turned everything in the new house on its head – not just the furniture and other items, but even a car in the garage. Touring the house turns out to be a very interesting experience!


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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Did you know-DW

Only three words in standard English begin with the letters "dw."
They are - Dwarf, dwell, and dwindle.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Funny facts-Maximum people in a pair of underpants

57 people from the group Pants to Poverty stuffed into a giant pair of underpants in West India Quay, London on November 17, 2011 to set a Guinness World Record.


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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Haunted places in USA-Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia

A visit to Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia – which is located on the property of the the only remaining intact Revolutionary battlefield – has two ghosts of its own. Visit the fort and you can meet The Screaming Woman and The Man Without a Face. The Screaming Woman frequents the officer quarters and the Man Without a Face haunts the casements where the unlucky prisoners were once housed.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Amazing pictures-Rural Olympics in India

Every year since 1933, thousands of people gather in the Kila Raipur village of Punjab, India, to watch Kila Raipur Sports – aka, “The Rural Olympics” – in which farmers and villagers compete in many different rural sports to prove their strength, skills, and endurance.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Interesting facts-Airport hotel

Arlanda Airport Hotel is located in Stockholm. It’s built inside an old Boing-747. There are 25 rooms inside Arlanda Hotel and the most expensive is the one inside the cockpit.


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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Funny facts-700 words

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Amazing animal-Balancing glass of water

This Australian Shepherd has walked down 10 steps while balancing a glass of water.

The most steps walked down by a dog facing forwards while balancing a 141 g (5 oz) glass of water is 10, achieved by Sweet Pea, an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie owned by Alex Rothacker (USA), at the Sport und Schau Show, Verden, Germany, on 05 January 2008.


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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Amazing pictures-Salt mine

Deep underground in Poland lies something remarkable but little known outside Eastern Europe. For centuries, miners have extracted salt there, but left behind things quite startling and unique. Take a look at the most unusual salt mine in the world.

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amazing-pictures-salt-mine1From the outside, Wieliczka Salt Mine doesn’t look extraordinary. However, over two hundred meters below ground it holds an astonishing secret. This is the salt mine that became an art gallery, cathedral and underground lake.

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amazing-pictures-salt-mine3Situated in the Krakow area, Wieliczka is a small town of close to twenty thousand inhabitants. It was founded in the twelfth century by a local Duke to mine the rich deposits of salt that lie beneath. Until 1996 it did just that but the generations of miners did more than just extract.

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amazing-pictures-salt-mine5They left behind them a breathtaking record of their time underground in the shape of statues of mythic, historical and religious figures. They even created their own chapels in which to pray. Perhaps their most astonishing legacy is the huge underground cathedral they left behind for posterity.

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