Saturday, July 31, 2010

Two-headed Albino Rat Snake | August 17th 2006 | Officials of the World Aquarium at the City Museum subscribe wholeheartedly to the maxim that two heads are better than one. If they're on the same animal, that is.

Aquarium officials hope an exhibit that opens next week and runs through Sept. 5 will prompt the creation of a Guinness World Record for the most two-headed animals on display.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Tramontana, One Of the Most Expensive Cars In The World | Here’s one of the most expensive cars in the world, worth about 2 million euros, or around 2,6 million dollar. And the brand was not very well known in the automotive world. The car is the Tramontana. The results of the European car manufacturers claim based on the Costa Brava, Spain. Tramontana become one of the world’s most expensive brands coupled with premium brands such as Bugatti, Rolls Royce or Mclaren.

Worldcarfans quoted as saying on Wednesday (4/11/2009) sports car with two seats open on the hood of the car that created the top artists from Spain, Fernando Leal-Audirac. Tramontana itself is a combination of Formula 1 cars with jet engines!. This car has tremendous power because of the appearance of a twin engine turbo V12 with 760 hp of power that can be pulled from 0-100 km / h in just 3.6 seconds. That’s from the engine innards.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Winged Cat From Xianyang | May, 23rd 2007 | This Chinese woman claims her cat has grown two 4 inch long wings.
"At first, they were just two bumps, but they started to grow quickly, and after a month there were two wings," she said. Feng, of Xianyang city, Shaanxi province, says the wings, which contain bones, make her pet look like a 'cat angel'.

Her explanation is that the cat sprouted the wings after being sexually harassed. "A month ago, many female cats in heat came to harass him, and then the wings started to grow," she said. However, experts say the phenomenon is more likely down to a gene mutation, and say it shouldn't prevent the cat living a normal life.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Clock That Powered By Water and Lemon Juice | April, 17th 2010 | They say Water Is Life, and as far as this cool Bedol Clock is concerned I must say the above mentioned fact has reached it’s ultimate limit, it has granted life to a non loving thing, a clock to be precise.

The Bedol Eco-Friendly clock is powered by just plain water and and a dash of lemon juice and nothing else, no batteries, no spring loaded mechanisms or any external source of electricity.Bedol Eco friendly Clock1The Bedol water clock is one of the many new age devices that are here to save the planet and make it a bit more greener and sustain it for a bit longer, since it runs on just plain water it cannot be polluting in nature or even harm Mother Nature in any way!Bedol Eco friendly Clock3

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

2 Years Old Cat Was Born With 4 Ears | 19th August 2008 | If Batman had a cat, it would probably look something like this. The household pet, named Yoda, was born with an extra set of ears.

Valerie and Ted Rock took him in two years ago after visiting a bar near their home in Chicago, where he was being passed round by curious drinkers.

He was one of a large litter and the owners were looking for a home for him. A good listener: Two-year-old house cat Yoda was born with four ears

The couple immediately fell for the freaky feline and asked the owner if they could adopt him. He agreed and the couple named the cat Yoda, after the pointy-eared Jedi knight in Star Wars.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Zephyr Solar Plane Lands After Over 2 Weeks In the Air | July, 23 2010 | A week ago we wrote about the Zephyr "Eternal Aircraft", an unmanned solar plane that had just broken many records by staying up in the air for 7 days.

Well, the Zephyr has finally landed at the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona after 14 days and 24 minutes, setting a new record that will no doubt be broken the next time the Zephyr decides to take off (at this point, breaking records seems to only be a matter of being patient enough, since the solar plane doesn't need refueling anyway) (Nino Guevara Ruwano)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Monowheel - A One-wheeled Bicycle | May, 24th 2008 | Although the concept isn't new and various monocycles of this kind had already been built, it's unlikely you'll find one for sale, even in special stores. That's what happened to british designer Ben Wilson, who, consequently, decided to build his own one-wheeled vehicle, which he simply named Monowheel.

Like many others, the Monowheel is powered by pedals, however, in this case, the rider sits within the wheel, in an almost lied down position. It's not a very confortable position, but this is not an utilitary vehicle of any kind, merely a demonstrative one, ordered for the "XXI Century Man" exhibition in Tokyo. (Nino Guevara Ruwano)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fossil Of Mega-toothed Killer Whale Was Found In Peru | Thursday, Jul 1, 2010 | The fossil of a giant whale called Leviathan for having teeth bigger than a grown man's forearms has been found in Peru by paleontologists who on Thursday said it may have been the largest predator to ever roam the seas.

Leviathan Melvillei, which was named after the sea monster in the Bible and the author of "Moby Dick" Herman Melville, is an ancestor of the modern day sperm whale, said Rodolfo Salas, a paleontologist at Peru's Natural History Museum who took part in the study.

Exercise As Meditation: 5 Techniques For Success | Thu, May 20, 2010 | There is a stereotypical image that meditation can only be performed sitting cross-legged on the floor, eyes closed, and without movement.

Proper breathing is the common denominator in both exercise and meditation. While meditation is all about the breath, these same breathing techniques can be applied to enhance your exercise routine.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Seven Legged Calf | May, 25 2009 | A seven-legged calf was born in Steamboat Springs, Colorado on Thursday.
Veterinarian Lee Meyring delivered the animal and called its condition a birth anomaly.

“I’ve been in practice for 14 years, and I’ve only seen one other calf with a fifth leg,” Meyring said. “And so this one’s definitely the most bizarre I’ve seen. It’s just a twinning process that had an incomplete splitting of the embryo, then the fetus.”

The mother seemed to be OK, Lynn said. The calf lived only 10 minutes, she said. One of the seven legs had two hooves. The calf had two spines but just one head. The veterinarians don’t plan to examine its organs. (Nino Guevara Ruwano)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tree That Charge Your Phone | June 25th, 2010 | Plants have an excellent process to produce clean energy and make their own food. The leaves trap light energy, which they receive from the sun, and convert it into chemical energy. This chemical energy uses water and carbon dioxide (that enters the leaf through the stomata) in a chemical reaction that produces sugar – food for the plant. The by-product of this reaction is oxygen, which is released in the atmosphere.

Plants are able to produce clean energy without disrupting the balance of Earth’s ecosystem, and providing us with an important life support in the form of oxygen.

Human beings are the most advanced species on this planet. However, in spite of all our progress, we have not been able to produce clean energy on a mass scale as the plants do. In fact, the energy produced by photosynthesis is six times more than the power consumption of our entire planet.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

AGV, High-Speed Train From France | May 2, 2008 | French President Nicolas Sarkozy made a speech, all kinds of bigshots stood around smiling. The event had all the pomp and circumstance of royalty coming to town, but this isn't about some monarch; it's the unveiling of the extremely fast AGV (Automotrice Grande Vitesse), Alstom's new train.

It's such a big deal for Alstom because the company was this close to bankrupt not long ago. They even compares the AGV to Airbus' A380 in importance and technological innovation. So what's the big deal?

Smallest Cat In The World | August 29, 2006 | Meet Mr. Peebles. The world's smallest cat lives in a veterinary clinic (with the employees as a collective owner of him) in Illinois. He is 2 years old (yep, full grown!) and weighs about 3 pounds! He has been officially listed in the Guinees Book Of World's Records.

Mr. Peebles has a genetic defect that has caused him to be so small, but yes he is done growing. He has to be fed four times a day to sustain his weight.

Three Eyes Piglet | March 7, 2007 | In the odd animals hall of fame, this little piggy takes the cake.

Pigs are a sign of fertility in China, and in the Year of the Pig, this piglet got more than his fair share, being born with two mouths, two noses and three eyes.

Liu Shuping, a farmer specialising in raising pigs, presented the new-born piglet in Xi an, in north-west China's Shannxi province yesterday.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Jessica Cox has Two Black Belts, One Pilot's License, and Zero Arms | 11 October 2008 | Jessica Cox, who has no arms, stands up in an airplane cockpitJessica Cox, 25, earned a license to fly airplanes on October 10, 2008. Jessica also has two black belts in Tae Kwon-Do, a college degree in Psychology, and a thriving career as a motivational speaker. What doesn't Jessica Cox have? Arms.

A bilateral congenital limb deficiency doesn't stop Ms. Cox from achieving and surpassing her goals. From birth on, her feet became her hands. She can drive a car, type 25 words per minute, and fly an airplane using her feet, without any special adaptations. She is the first woman without arms to earn a license to fly.

In China UFO Remains a Mystery | July, 10th 2010 | An unidentified flying object is seen in this photo taken by a resident in Xiaoshan district of Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, at 9 pm on Wednesday.(Source: China Daily)

BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhaunet) -- The unidentified flying object that disrupted air traffic in Hangzhou for an hour on Wednesday remains, well, unidentified.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Why You'll Never Have To Pay For Using Facebook | Fri, June 18, 2010 | Millions of Facebook addicts worldwide worry that someday soon they'll have to pay to use the site.

If you go to and search for the terms "Facebook free" or "Facebook charge," you'll find hundreds of groups with names like, "If 1 Million People Join Before 9th July 2010 Facebook Will Stay Free!" or "If Facebook Charges A Fee We Will Discontinue Using It." Some of these groups have dozens of users, others have thousands.

Sharks Carrying Some Drug-Resistant "Bacterial Monsters" | Wed, June 23, 2010 | Our leftover medicines are spawning drug-resistant "bacterial monsters" that thrive inside sharks, scientists say.

The finding suggests antibiotics such as penicillin may be leaching into the environment and spurring drug-resistant bacteria to evolve and multiply in the oceans.

JENNY WOOD ALLEN, The Oldest Female Marathon Runner In The World | Gareth A Davies | March 22, 2001 | JENNY WOOD ALLEN, 88, from Aberdeen, the oldest female marathon runner in the world, was feted yesterday at London's Savoy Hotel, receiving the Help The Aged NOJO (Not Old Just Older) Award for outstanding sporting achievement, presented by Robin Cousins, the 1980 Olympic figure-skating champion.

Wood Allen was afforded the greatest applause at the celebrity-studded occasion, as her accomplishments were listed to an astonished audience by MC Angela Rippon.

The "Lost" Amazon Complex Found; Shapes Seen by Satellite | Mon, Jan 4, 2010 | Hundreds of circles, squares, and other geometric shapes once hidden by forest hint at a previously unknown ancient society that flourished in the Amazon, a new study says.

Satellite images of the upper Amazon Basin taken since 1999 have revealed more than 200 geometric earthworks spanning a distance greater than 155 miles (250 kilometers).

South African Doctor Invents Female Condoms With 'teeth' To Fight Rape | Mon, June 21, 2010 | South African Dr. Sonnet Ehlers was on call one night four decades ago when a devastated rape victim walked in. Her eyes were lifeless; she was like a breathing corpse.

"She looked at me and said, 'If only I had teeth down there,'" recalled Ehlers, who was a 20-year-old medical researcher at the time. "I promised her I'd do something to help people like her one day."
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