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)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rat Carcasses Headdress At London Fashion Week | 26 Feb 2009 | Mice look ... French designer Charlie Le Mindu, 22, made a headdress out of real mice and rat skin / AFP Source: Image supplied
A DESIGNER has unveiled a full face headdress made of real mice and rat carcasses on the fringes of London Fashion Week.

A model paraded up and down the catwalk in the headdress, which covered her whole face except her eyes, complete with rat tails dangling down at the front and whiskers tickling her skin.

The creation was designed by French-born hairdresser and wigmaker Charlie Le Mindu, 22.

“I really like mice and rats. But everybody doesn't like them and I just wanted to show people it could be really beautiful," he said after the show.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Elisany Silva, World's Tallest Teen Girl | August 26, 2010 | A 14 year old Brazilian teen is looked up to by just about everyone around her. Standing at an amazing 6ft 9 in, she is the tallest girl there.

Elisany Silva (Elizane Cruz Silva, Silva da Cruz Elizane) is a Brazilian girl who was born September 27, 1995 and has a height of 206 cm (6'9") tall. She now ranks among the world's highest youth.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Beluga Caviar, One Of The World’s Most Expensive Foods | March 18, 2010 | According to the expert in food there, I dig a little into the world of black caviar and just to explain some things about this divine food and give some caviar useful information when you purchase.

Each caviar has its defining quality or essence, can not recognize you have before you: Beluga, Sevruga or Oscietra. Here are some basic characteristics:

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Atlantic Road, The World's Best Road Trip | April 23, 2010 | In fierce competion with world renowned attractions such as Northern Ireland's Antrim Coast Road, the Himalaya stretch between Manali and Leh and Australia's Gibb River Road, the Atlantic Road, on the west coast of Norway, comes first on the list.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sugar Glider, The Flying Squirrel | Sugar Glider, scientifically called Petaurus breviceps "short-headed rope-dancer" is a small arboreal gliding possum, and a type of marsupial mammal.
Their name came from early bushman who found they liked sweet things like honey and sugar and from their ability to glide between trees

They are silvery blue grey in colour (dark stripe on back) , very light (100 to 160g), their body length is around 200mm long with a similar length tail
It is thought that Sugar gliders live for 9 years in their natural habitat
The sugar glider makes a variety of noises ranging from shrill yapping ( predator is near), a sharp shriek (when fighting)to a "gurgling chatter" when in their nest.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

"Island Of The Dolls" In Mexico | 16 December 2009 | A world renowned tourist destination is “La Isla de la Munecas”- a Spanish name which means the Island of the dolls. This Island of dolls is situated in Mexico and as the name suggests, one expects to see a beautiful world which will leave an everlasting impression. But the reality is exactly opposite and very harsh when one discovers the thousands of mutilated ugly dolls hanging from every tree on the island.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tasmanian DEVIL, Largest Carnivorous Marsupial | The Tasmanian Devil is the largest carnivorous (eats meat) marsupial (a mammal that has its babies in a pouch) in Australia. Tasmanian Devils are a nocturnal (active at night) animal. lives alone and prefers its own company hence it is a relatively shy animal

Tassie devil on the move DESCRIPTION
The Tasmanian Devil is usually black with a white "collar" or patch around its neck. It is the size of a small terrier dog very solid and "stout" and weighs in between 6 and 8 kgs It has a tail of between 9 to 12" long. Tasmanian Devils have an extremely

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Forgotten Disney Water Park | Nov 6th, 2009 | You’d have thought a fur coat would have been the ultimate bear necessity.But not for the unfortunate Dolores who has lost all her body hair and has just been left with a few tufts around her head.Vets have been left baffled by the condition of the bespectacled bear, who lives at a zoo in Leipzig.

This is Walt Disney world’s first water park. It was closed in 2001 and has been untouched ever since. From the then-popular Whoop N’ Holler slide to now unmoving water wheel, in the pictures, everything seems so old and forsaken. The swimming area must have been popular in its time with the tyre swing, the boom swing and the cable ride.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Bald Bear From Leipzig | Nov 6th, 2009 | You’d have thought a fur coat would have been the ultimate bear necessity.But not for the unfortunate Dolores who has lost all her body hair and has just been left with a few tufts around her head.Vets have been left baffled by the condition of the bespectacled bear, who lives at a zoo in Leipzig.

And Dolores isn’t the only one. The sudden hair loss has affected all female bears at the zoo.Some experts believe it could be due to a genetic defect though the animals do not seem to be suffering from any other affliction.The bears, which originate from South America, normally have fluffy dark brown fur and would now be growing a thicker fur coat to keep warm during the winter.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

New Species Of Giant Rat Discovered In Papua New Guinea | September 8th 2009 | Think the New York subway system is home to the biggest rats around? Think again.
Scientists have discovered a new species of giant rat in the Papua New Guinea rainforest that measures 82 centimeters from tip to tail and weighs about 3.3 pounds -- roughly the size of a small dog or cat.

The discovery was made by a team from the BBC Natural History Unit inside the crater of the extinct Mount Bosavi volcano, CNN reports. The team included crew for the BBC documentary "Lost Land of the Volcano."

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Biggest Baby From North Sumatra, Indonesia | Thursday, September 24th 2009 | A woman in Indonesia has given birth to a 19-pound baby boy, the heaviest birth ever recorded in the country, according to Agence France-Presse.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Sony Futuristic Computers | 27 May 2010 | Developed to be worn as a bracelet, this computer concept is constructed out of a flexible OLED touchscreen. Designer Hiromi Kiriki taps Sony for this spectacular Nextep wrist computer that does just about anything full-sized computers can do today.

Earmarked for the year 2020, features like a holographic projector (for screen), pull-out extra keyboard panels and social networking compatibility, make the concept plausible. Ten years from now is not too far away, so how many of you think we’d be buying such gadgets?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Indian Yogi Lives Without Any Food and Water for Over 70 Years | 13 May 2010 | Prahlad Jani, an 82 year Indian yogi is used to living with empty stomach. He claims that he receives his energy from space.
At first medics thought him to be a swindler, but when they examined him they were of a different opinion. The unique yogi was placed in a hospital for observation. The first results shocked scientists and now they are trying to find out if other people can be taught to live without food and water.

Prahlad Jani says he has been living without food and water for over 70 years. He said that when he was eight he was homeless and lived in a cave near a Hindu temple where he was allegedly visited by an Indian goddess. She felt sorry for the child and bestowed these wonderful capabilities on him. Since then all he needs to survive is a drop or two of magic nectar sent to him by a goddess every day. The nectar penetrates his body through a special channel on the roof of his mouth. Scientists have no comments about it.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Victorinox SwissMemory With 128 MB USB Storage Device | 14 Jun 2010 | Victorinox, in partnership with Swissbit, the renowned Swiss electronics firm, has created the SwissMemory, a handy 2-1/4-inch (58 millimeter) tool.

This high-performance, portable data storage device provides a convenient way to transport pictures, music, and data files from home to office. It’s also very convenient while traveling on business and you need a backup for an important presentation, as it can be readily available and attached to your key chain.

Tamandua Mexicana, Half Bear Half Armadillo | Anteaters are the four mammal species of the suborder Vermilingua commonly known for eating ants and termites. Together with the sloths, they compose the order Pilosa. The name "anteater" is also colloquially applied to the unrelated aardvark, numbat, echidna, and pangolin.

Species include the Giant Anteater Myrmecophaga tridactyla, about 1.8 m (6 ft) long including the tail; the Silky Anteater Cyclopes didactylus, about 35 cm (14 in.) long; the Southern Tamandua or Collared Anteater Tamandua tetradactyla, about 1.2 m (4 ft) long; and the Northern Tamandua Tamandua mexicana of similar dimensions.
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