Ever hear about the many water-powered vehicles? Or, what about the General Motors EV1, the world's first mass produced electric car that made its debut in 1996? Those are just two of the strange technologies that are alleged to have been suppressed by powerful person(s), companies, government, etc. Continue reading to see more.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Stars in the making
Most celebrities seem like they were born to be famous, so it’s hard to imagine them before they embarked on the road to stardom. But as these pictures show, some have undergone a major transformation along the way.
Actress Charlize Theron’s yearbook photo and attending the 2012 Golden Globe Awards.
It's time to welcome the new year with fresh hopes and fresh expectations. Forget the past; let those be history and lessons to us to improve ourselves in the coming year. Think ahead and plan your success...
Monday, December 31, 2012
This is a continuation of the previous article which discussed the most-complained-about US airlines. Here we’d be looking into the International carriers
From August 2011 By Everett Potter
No. 1 - British Airways
From August 2011 By Everett Potter
Lost luggage and rude attendants may make you want to scream. Here are the U.S. airlines that people complained about the most.
When Andrew Schrage discovered that his seatback TV wasn’t working on his JetBlue flight from Chicago to Boston, he didn’t wait until he landed to complain to the airline. Schrage, an editor at the website MoneyCrashers.com, tweeted @JetBlue before the plane took off, and the airline responded - with a $50 voucher.
Twitter may be changing how we complain to the airlines, but there’s still a lot to complain about. According to the latest Department of Transportation (DOT) report, the agency received nearly 3,600 complaints about airlines from January to June, 2011. That’s a lot of complaints, even if it is an improvement from the nearly 4,000 received over the same period last year. Not surprisingly, complaints about flight delays and cancellations, rude or incompetent service, and baggage handling led the list.
But what these stats don’t tell you is that legions of consumers are now voicing their complaints directly with the airlines via Twitter. And the airlines - or at least some of them - are listening, responding, and in some cases being proactive and fixing the issues. Stephanie Dressler, a senior associate at Manhattan-based Montieth & Company, missed her Delta flight to Miami in August 2011 because of an exceptionally slow-moving check-in line at New York’s JFK. So she tweeted pictures of the line to her followers. By the time she arrived in Miami, Delta had apologized to her via Twitter, and on her way home she was upgraded to Delta priority - and coveted exit-row seats.
Clearly, it’s faster to broadcast a complaint in 140 characters or less than to call customer service or log a complaint with the DOT. But not all airlines are listening - some, like Skywest, have Twitter pages that are mere bookmarks. Others, like American Airlines, have eight rotating community managers on Twitter and receive 30,000 tweets per month, according to the airline’s social media communications director, Jonathan Pierce. Of course, anyone can tweet anything; lodging an official complaint with the DOT means you have a serious gripe. Here are the U.S. airlines the DOT says have had the most - and least - complaints.
by: Mark Hill
Nope, there isn’t. Trust us, we checked. However, there are plenty of extremely weird methods that make up for their inefficiency with their complete lunacy. So the next time you’re stuck in an hour long traffic jam and the stereo in the car next to you is blasting “Dinosaur” on repeat, you should consider one of these alternatives.
On a cloudy day, we feel like flying up to the sky and touching the clouds. Well that might not be so impossible to do anymore! You can just go and stand on the top floor of one of these skyscrapers. From Burj Khalifa to Kingkey 100, here is the latest list of the Tallest Skyscapers in the World!
Sunday, December 30, 2012
On very hot days you might visit this amazing restaurant near waterfall. Location is in Villa Escudero plantations and resort in San Pablo City, Philippines. Here people can sit on bamboo chairs near the beautiful waterfall. Air is very clean and fresh and while you are eating your legs are in pleasantly cold water. This place is great tourist destination and it is worth of visit and refreshening up. Here are some pictures that we have for you.
Enter into the world of fashion where anything and everything can be considered art, if presented correctly and at an appropriate time. Clothes are no longer seen as just attire, but a fashion statement. Moreover, accessories have become a rage and complete an outfit. Without further ado, below is a list of the top 10 most bizarre earrings.
Published on 3/12/2008
Afghan girls go back to school
An Afghan girl learns the letters of the Dari alphabet on a blackboard in an outdoor classroom, during a lesson on the first day of the official school year in Kabul March 23, 2002. For the first time in six years schoolgirls, who were banned by the Taliban from getting an education are attending classes. (Photo by Natalie Behring)
With the concept of Land Glider, Nissan was leader of the competition for the most advanced concept car at Tokyo Motor Show. Car is able to automatically lean into the turns at 17 degrees. Also the Land Glider “Dutchman” is an electric drive powered by lithium-ion batteries. The steering wheel has been replaced with a “flight yoke”. The rear view mirrors have been replaced by cameras and monitors. The dashboard looks like it’s from a vehicle of the future. It’s all digital and looks astonishing!
Sealand: a micronation on the waters of the North Sea
Sealand is a micronation located six miles (10 km) off the coast of Suffolk, England. Sealand is occupied by the family and associates of Paddy Roy Bates. The population of the facility rarely exceeds five, and its inhabitable area is 550 m2.
Although Sealand's claims to sovereignty and legitimacy are not recognized by any country, it is probably the world's best-known micronation, and is sometimes cited in debates as an interesting case study of how various principles of international law can be applied to a territorial dispute.