Monday, December 13, 2010

Tattoos That Only Visible Under Ultraviolet Light! | 18 Jan 2011 | UV tattoos or blacklight tattoos are tattoos made with a special ink that is visible under an ultraviolet light (blacklight). Depending upon the ink, they can be nearly invisible in non-UV environments, thus they are a popular consideration for people seeking a subtler tattoo. They are particularly popular in the raver subculture.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Elena Martynenko: I Saw Killer Shark Tear Mum Apart! | 9 Des 2010 | A TREMBLING teenager told yesterday how she saw her mother being savaged by the killer shark stalking an Egyptian holiday resort.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Joe Guiso, Australian Who Marries His Pet Dog | 3 Dec 2010 | Joe Guiso, 20, married his 5-year-old pet, who was dressed in a white cape, in an elaborate ceremony in his local park in the Queensland town of Toowoomba.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Legend Of The Wem Ghost Solved | 19 May 2010 | The infamous photo of the Wem Ghost, showing a girl in the fire at Wem Town Hall in November 1995
It was an image hailed as compelling evidence for the existence of ghosts. As a town hall was being destroyed by fire, an apparition of a little girl - standing behind a rail and surrounded by flames - was apparently captured on camera.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Narcolepsy: A Case of the Body Attacking Itself? | 4 May 2009 | by Gisela Telis | The millions of people who suffer from narcolepsy might have their immune system to blame.

Researchers have tied the disabling sleep disorder to two immune system genes, suggesting that it's an autoimmune disease. The discovery may eventually lead to improved narcolepsy treatments.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mystery of the Bearded Lady Solved | 21 May 2009 | by Claire Thomas | Julia Pastrana was history's most famous bearded lady. In the 19th century, she fascinated spectators as part of a traveling circus, dancing and singing in clothes that showed off her hairy visage and limbs.

In 1857, The Lancet documented Pastrana as a "peculiarity," but modern medicine shows that she suffered from a real disorder known as congenital generalized hypertrichosis terminalis (CGHT), sometimes called "werewolf syndrome." Now, Chinese scientists have begun to unravel the genetic story behind her condition.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

After 33 Years Of Pain, A TOOTH Removed From His Ear | 18 Oct 2010 | For more than 30 years Stephen Hirst was in constant pain and partially deaf because of excruciating earache.

But that is all in the past now after doctors found a TOOTH lodged in the former miner's ear.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

How Elderly Survived From Swine Flu? | 6 Des 2010 | For more than 30 years Stephen Hirst was in constant pain and partially deaf because of excruciating earache.

The mystery of why swine flu killed many victims in the prime of life has been solved.

Normally, the very old and young are most vulnerable to flu.

Friday, December 3, 2010

FROGFISH, Weirdest Fish In the Ocean

Frogfishes, family Antennariidae, are a type of anglerfish in the order Lophiiformes. They are known as anglerfishes in Australia, where 'frogfish' refers to a different type of fish.

Frogfishes are found in almost all tropical and subtropical oceans and seas around the world, the primary exception being the Mediterranean Sea.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Smallest Kind Of Elephant In The World! | Bornean Pygmy Elephant, Kinabatangan Wildlife SanctuaryThe Bornean Pygmy Elephant is the smallest elephant in the world. The males rarely exceed 2.5m in height while a large female measures around 2m. Today they are only found in the North East of Borneo.

The Bornean Pygmy Elephant has other peculiar features when compared to other elephant species - they have long tails and straight tusks (only possessed by males). It is assumed that these features, including their small size, are adaptions to a dense forest environment.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Avoid Nicotine! It's Bad For You! | Oct 2008 | by Becky McCall | Why nicotine is bad for you?
• Nicotine is not carcinogenic, but it is highly addictive; after inhalation of smoke, nicotine reaches the brain within 20 seconds and its effects are felt within a minute.

• Nicotine is five to ten times more potent than cocaine or morphine in producing behavioural and psychological effects associated with addiction, including feelings of pleasure, according to a report produced by the U.K.’s Royal College of Physicians in 2007.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Garlic, Why It Is So Valuable? | Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | Alternative medicine has long touted the benefits of garlic, from its antibacterial and antifungal properties, to its positive cardiovascular effects. Now physiologists have figured out why it is so valuable.

A new study reveals that the pungent clove boosts the body's own production of a compound which relaxes blood vessels, increases blood flow, and prevents blood clots and oxidative damage.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Wesley 'Blade' Snipes Ordered To Jail | 20 Nov 2010 | The 48-year-old actor was ordered by a federal judge on Friday (19.11.10) to surrender to authorities immediately and begin serving a three-year prison sentence for tax-related crimes.

The 'Blade' star's lawyers had asked Florida Judge William Terrell Hodges to review his sentence and grant a new trial after he was originally found guilty of having "wilfully neglected" to file tax returns for the years 1999, 2000 and 2001 by a US court in April 2008.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Scientists Found A Way To Turn Skin Into Blood | Monday, 8 November 2010 | by Kerry Sheridan | Stem cell researchers have found a way to turn a person's skin into blood, a process that could be used to treat cancer and other ailments, according to a recent Canadian study.

The method uses cells from a patch of a person's skin and transforms it into blood that is a genetic match, without using human embryonic stem cells, said the study in the journal Nature.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wow! Did This Man Lose His Head? | 21 Nov 2010 | This mugshot of inmate #100087196 looks like a fake but a guard at a Florida criminal booking facility swears it's for real.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Mystery of D.B. Cooper, The Legendary Daredevil | By David Krajicek | The particulars of D.B. Cooper's clever airborne crime and daredevil getaway have been pondered, picked over and recapitulated for three decades now.

In 1971, D.B. Cooper hijacked and threatened to blow up an airliner, extorted $200,000 from its owner, Northwest Orient, then leaped from the airborne 727 with 21 pounds of $20 bills strapped to his torso.

Mystery of D.B. Cooper, The Legendary Daredevil - Part 2 | By David Krajicek | D. B. Cooper gained infamy on Thanksgiving Eve 1971, a dank, chilly day in the American Northwest. At 4 o'clock that Wednesday afternoon, a man wearing a modest businessman's suit stepped to the Northwest Orient counter at Portland International Airport and paid $20 cash for a one-way ticket to Seattle-Tacoma Airport. The man, roughly 45 years old, gave the name Dan Cooper. Ticket agent Hal Williams assigned him aisle seat 18C in coach aboard Northwest Flight No. 305, scheduled to depart at 4:35 for a half-hour journey to Sea-Tac.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

African Lungfish (Protopterus Annectens), Survive For Years Without Water!

The African Lungfish or Protopterus annectens is a fish that can literally survive for years without water! This fish has a special organs that are as close to lungs as any fish in the world.

During the dry season the African Lungfish will burrow in the moist ground and then secrete a mucus that covers all of its body except its mouth. This serves as a cocoon of sorts.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Chilli, World's Biggest Cow | 12 May 2008 | His name is Chilli and he's described as a gentle giant. Which is just as well for his handler, Tara Nirula, pictured by his side. His owners have contacted the Guinness Book of Records who are currently assessing his credentials and comparing them to other big bovines.

The black and white Friesian bullock weighs well over a ton and at the same height as a small elephant, casts a shadow over his cattle companions who are about 5ft.
Chilli the giant bullock stands at 6ft 6ins and weighs well over a ton

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Spider-Suit In Development | Friday, 27 April 2007 | An Italian researcher is working on a project that could lead to a real-life Spider-Man suit.

"It's a field that can have very interesting applications in science - like in space, for example," Said Nicola Pugno, at the Polytechnic University in Turin, Italy. "An astronaut could use a suit with a suction-cup adhesion system."

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Porn Star Jenna Jameson Quit The Industry to Give Her Twin Boys A 'Normal' Childhood | 13 November 2010 | Jenna Jamieson reveals why she gave up porn in the December issue of W Magazine, as pictured here with her twins Jesse and Journey

Jenna Jameson has revealed that giving birth to twins sparked her decision to quit her lucrative career as a porn star - and says she won't even do lads mags anymore.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Something About Blood Transfusions | Tuesday, 9 October 2007 | Blood transfusions may do more harm than good for many patients because banked blood begins to lose a key gas almost immediately after it is donated, claim researchers.

Nitric oxide facilitates the transfer of oxygen from red blood cells to tissues, but it begins to be lost within three hours of being banked, according to two studies from the Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina, USA.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Eating Chocolate Is Good For Your Heart | Friday, 17 November 2006 | A few squares of dark chocolate a day can almost halve the risk of heart attack death.
Chocolate may lower heart attack risk according to a new U.S. study which fulfills the dreams of chocaholics everywhere.

In a study of aspirin's effect on blood clotting in which abstinence from chocolate was required, a large proportion of participants broke the rules.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Brain Responsible For High Blood Pressure | Monday, 16 April 2007 | The brain, not the heart, may be responsible for high blood pressure, said British researchers yesterday. The find could give new clues to preventing and treating the disease.

Hypertension - which can lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney damage, may be an inflammatory vascular disease of the brain rather than the heart - as previously thought.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dracula Fish From Burma | March 2009 | The Dracula Fish or Danionella dracula was recently discovered by researchers at London's Natural History Museum. As you can see in the pictures above and below, this odd looking freshwater fish gets its name from the sharp fangs that protrude out of their mouth. As if that weren't weird enough, the Dracula Fish has a transparent body much like the babies or frys of other fish species! Don't worry though the Dracula Fish is quite small growing only to about 1" in length.

Discovered in stream in Burma or Myanmar their sharp fangs are thought to be used for fighting other male Dracula Fish and not for feeding purposes. The fangs in the female Dracula Fish are much smaller than those of their male counterparts. Dracula fish feed on very small invertebrates and crustaceans and even are said to accept flake food in an aquarium setting.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Microbot, Supertiny Robot That Can Swim Human Arteries | Wednesday, 21 January 2009 | In 1966, the movie "Fantastic Voyage" recounted the tale of doctors who are miniaturised along with a submarine and injected into the body of a Soviet defector, sailing up his bloodstream to destroy a brain clot that imperils the VIP's life.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Brush Your Teeth Because It Will Save Your Life! | Thursday, 11 September 2008 | Here's an additional reason to brush your teeth: Poor dental hygiene boosts the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a pair of studies report this week.

Heart disease is the number one killer worldwide, claiming upward of 17 million lives every year, according to the World Health Organization. Smoking, obesity and high cholesterol are the most common culprits, but the new research shows that neglected gums can be added to the list.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Alien Predator Shrimp Found | 9 September 2010 | The Environment Agency describes this species as 'particularly vicious and destructive'

An invasive species of predatory shrimp has been found in the UK for the first time.

The animal was spotted by anglers at the Grafham Water reservoir in Cambridgeshire and sent to the Environment Agency for identification.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Draisienne (Hobby Horse), The First Bicycle In The World | In 1817 The steerable bicycle called Draisienne (Hobby Horse) was invented.
Germany's Baron von Drais invented the Draisienne, a steerable bicycle.

It was almost completely made of wood, and having no pedals, riders propelled it by pushing their feet against the ground. At the time, the speed record for this bicycle was 15 km/h. It was used little by little until the 1830's. In 1842, it was equipped with solid rubber tires.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

China Planning To Connect High Speed Rail Lines All The Way To Europe | 15 March 2010 | China already has the most advanced and extensive high speed rail line in the world, and soon that network will be connected all the way to Europe and the UK! With initial negotiations and surveys already complete, China is now making plans to connect its high speed rail line through 17 other countries in Asia and Eastern Europe in order to connect to the existing infrastructure in the EU. Additional rail lines will also be built into South East Asia as well as Russia, in what will likely become the largest infrastructure project in history.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Beautiful And Venomous Red Bellied Black Snake (Paeudechis porphriacus) | The Red Bellied Black Snake is a dangerous snake species found in Australia. It is a red bellied snake, and black on top, hence the name. It inhabits mainly the east coast of Australia, close to a source of water. They can grow up to 1.5 metres in length. This snake usually gives birth to about 20 live snakes at one time.

The bite of a Red Bellied Black Snake is very dangerous and requires immediate medical attention.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Animal Cruelty: Eaten Alive! A Fried Fish. | 17 Nov 2009 | Eating "rare" delicacies just got to a new level. In China, chefs have figured out a way to keep a fish alive as it gets deep fried and then waits to be eaten.

Below is the shocking video of a deep-fried fish that's still living and moving on a plate. Warning, this may be too graphic for some readers.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Chewing Gum Material's Sculptures | 12 Oct 2010 | Probably no-one had ever imagined to use chewing gum to make sculptures. That's a pity, because it seems to be a material full of ductile and expressive possibilities. The effect made by Maurizio Savini is really astonishing. But, besides the aesthetical qualities, there's some significance and irony in his work.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Venomous Six-eyed Sand Spider | 3 May 2009 | The Six-eyed Sand Spider whose binomial is Sicarius hahni means Hahn’s assassin or murderer. It is a medium-sized spider found in deserts and other sandy places in southern Africa and close relatives may be found in both Africa and in South America.

It is also distantly related to the recluses (Loxosceles) which are found worldwide. Studies of its venom have led some to recognize this spider’s bite as the most dangerous on record.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Skinny Jeans Are Dangerous? | 27 May 2009 | Though skinny jeans look great doctors say they can be dangerous for our health. According to some experts tight jeans might cause a nerve problem called meralgia paresthetica.

Together with high stilettos skinny jeans put great pressure on the femoral cutaneous nerve that runs through the thigh. As a result ladies often feel tingling and burning through the leg.

The affliction has already been named as “tingling thigh syndrome. A woman who developed the one said:
"It felt really strange – it felt like my leg had gone to sleep.”

However, the condition is not new and has largely appeared in construction workers, pregnant women and obese people; even young, fit women do suffer it sometimes.

Dr. John England of the American Academy of Neurology said:
"The nerve, in some people, is susceptible to compression. It is a pure sensory nerve – it doesn’t go to muscles or provide strength. Anything that is tight around there could potentially compress the nerve that goes there.”

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Almost Invisible: The Incredible Glasswing (Greta oto) Butterfly | 6 April 2010 | A butterfly with transparent wings? Surely not. Yet there is a species that exhibits this trait. Take a close look at the incredible Glasswing, an enchanting species that confounds science.

Greta oto may sound like the name of a silent movie star from Eastern Europe but is, in fact, the scientific name for one of the most exquisite – and little known – species of butterfly on the planet. This butterfly’s claim to fame is that its wings, spanning up to six centimeters, are almost completely transparent. That’s right, you can see just about right through them.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Chinese (Homemade) Submarine | Senin, 31 August 2009 | A Chinese labourer with only a basic school education has made a submarine at home. Tao Xiangli made the 1.6 tonnes submarine mostly from metal barrels and improvised parts by hand. Tao said the basic submarine cost him £2,200, the equivalent of a year’s pay. Tao is now in the final phase of debugging the submarine and hopes it will make its maiden voyage within the next week in Beijing. He says it can dive to a maximum depth of 10 meters, and should be quite safe.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Belgium Lionhead Rabbit | 3 May 2009 | This animal, originally from Belgium, is certainly unique. It is called Lionhead Rabbit, one of the newest breed of domesticated rabbits that has a normally furred body but with Angora-like wool surrounding the face, reminiscent of the mane of a male lion, hence the name. Lionheads come in many colors as other breeds. However, the wool on the mane and flanks diffuses the color, so that black rabbits will often have gray-looking manes and flank wool.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Instan Photo Stamp With Stampy Digital Camera | 17 Jul 2010 | Is that will be fun if your digital camera that doubles up as a rubber stamp? As of now digicams offer a variety of options and modes (sepia, landscape etc.) to take pictures and edit them. Stampy Digital Camera gives you the option of creating a rubber-stamp version of your photograph, so that you stamp it onto any sheet of paper or surface.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cyclopteropsis Jordani, The Smooth Lumpfish | 13 April 2002 | The smooth lumpfish is a mysterious species of which very little is known. Only a few specimens have ever been caught and so nothing is known of its biology.

This species can be distinguished from other lumpfish by the gill opening above its pectoral fin, and by the five blunt tubercles found on the anterior part of its body. Its first dorsal fin is rounded and fleshy with 6 spines while the second has 12–13 soft rays. The caudal and anal fins are rounded, with the anal fin containing 10–12 rays. Its pectoral fins are large and fan-like with 23–24 rays. Its body is shaped much like a tennis ball with fins, mouth and eyes. Its overall body colour is likely brownish-grey, and it grows to a length of just 6.1 cm

Friday, September 24, 2010

Genetic Condition That Made Him A Superkid | 2 April 2009 | A three-year-old Michigan boy is super-strong. He can move furniture, hold five-pound weights, and do sit-ups with ease.

But Liam Hoekstra, of Roosevelt Park, appears to have a rare genetic condition -- one that presents special challenges to him and his parents, Early Show Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton said Thursday.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

CitySailer, Cool Scooter From BMW | August 2008 | The CitySailer concept looks familiar to BMW’s Solo Scooter, and that is probably the effect designer Christopher Kuh was looking for. The BMW logo sits at the center, between the wheels of the concept. This two-wheeler powered by fuel cells is environmentally friendly, plus its small footprint for the road will keep traffic problems to a minimum.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Amazing Little Mechanical Robo Dog | 13 Apr 2010 | Building robots definitely shows signs of the most advanced scientific technologies put together, but creating robots for military defense justifies the existence of mechanic lives’ worthiness. If you are spellbound with the robots and the adorable way they copy the human movements, you will love this Little Robotic Dog, that’s on its way to serve its country for a national purpose.Little Mechanic Dog

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Baby Was Diagnosed Pregnant | 6 June 2010 | A year old Chinese girl who is to be operated soon was diagnosed with her twin in her womb.

When Kang Mengru abdomen was seen protruding day by day she was taken to hospital for ultrasound after which the doctors were amazed to find a baby in the womb the child’s twin brother. (Nino Guevara Ruwano)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Swimming In The Sky | 28 June 2010 | Marina Bay Sands is the world’s most expensive hotel, it’s boat-shaped ‘SkyPark’ perched atop the three 55 storey towers. This three towers are connected with a one hectare roof sky park offering 360-degree views of Singapore’s skyline and featuring beautifully sculptured gardens, restaurants and a swimming pool.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sannakji, Raw Squid For Dinner | 23 Feb 2009 | With sashimi and sushi readily available the world over, eating raw seafood is no longer considered a dining adventure. The Korean delicacy sannakji however, is something quite different, as the seafood isn't quite dead.

Live baby octopus are sliced up and seasoned with sesame oil. The tentacles are still squirming when this dish is served and, if not chewed carefully, the tiny suction cups can stick to the mouth and throat. This is not a dish for the fainthearted. (Nino Guevara Ruwano)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Titanic Didn't Send Signal For 45 Minutes After It Struck Ice | 13 Apr 2010 | Time was spent assessing the damage from the iceberg when nearby ships could have been steaming to the rescue, research from author Tim Maltin said.

His work - 101 Things You Thought You Knew About The Titanic... But Didn't - is published on Thursday and claims no alert was sent from the ailing vessel for 47 minutes because the ships' officers wanted to keep the disaster quiet.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Eating Insects And Worms In Thailand | 23 Feb 2009 | The practice of eating insects for food is called entomophagy and is fairly common in many parts of the world, with the exceptions of Europe and North America (though bugs are apparently a favorite with the television show "Fear Factor").

It is not uncommon to find vendors selling fried grasshoppers, crickets, scorpions, spiders and worms on the streets of Bangkok, Thailand. Insects are high in protein and apparently consist of important fatty acids and vitamins.

In fact flour from drying and grinding up mealworm can be and is often used to make chocolate chip cookies. So next time you think there is a fly in your soup, it may actually just be part of the presentation. (Nino Guevara Ruwano)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Handfish, Australian's New Species | 24 May 2010 | Using its fins to walk, rather than swim, along the ocean floor in an undated picture, the pink handfish is one of nine newly named species described in a recent scientific review of the handfish family.

Only four specimens of the elusive four-inch (ten-centimeter) pink handfish have ever been found, and all of those were collected from areas around the city of Hobart (map), on the Australian island of Tasmania.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Casu Marzu, Insect Larvae In A Cheese | 23 Feb 2009 | Found in the city of Sardinia in Italy, casu marzu is a cheese that is home to live insect larvae. These larvae are deliberately added to the cheese to promote a level of fermentation that is close to decomposition, at which point the cheese’s fats are broken down.

The tiny, translucent worms can jump up to half a foot if disturbed, which explains why some people prefer to brush off the insects before enjoying a spoonful of the pungent cheese. (Nino Guevara Ruwano)
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