Friday, September 2, 2011

10 Fascinating Facts About Cats

By: PetMD

Got a cat? While you probably know lots about the furry feline, we bet there are some fantastically fun facts you don’t know.

Top Causes Of Death In Human

Death, it is as inevitable and inescapable as…well, there is nothing with which it compares. There is just no way around it. Without death, however, there would be no human race. There would be no room for it. We have one planet, just one. As part of a checks and balances system we have to die in order to continue to exist as a species. Every human being understands this, deep down, at our core. With our population growing faster than our life spans can check our growth, we will very soon outgrow our living space so without knowing it, we help death along by killing enough of our own to try to maintain the balance. Nature does her part as well. Here are the top ten things that kill people most in the world so that we do not become extinct as the dinosaurs before us that faced a similar problem (and you see how that turned out).
All numbers are approximations taken from various sources and refer to worldwide deaths.

Gun "Silencers" Don't Make Them Anywhere Near Silent

“Silencers”, also known as “suppressors”, on guns don’t make them anywhere near silent. Silencers primarily only suppress the noise due to the pressure wave from the rapidly expanding propellant gases. This is only a portion of what makes a gunshot loud. The primary other source of noise in a gunshot is the sonic crack created by the bullet (for bullets that exceed the sound barrier, which is a large majority, unless they are modified to specifically be subsonic).

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Lunartic Cycle

A bike that’s got a really unique combination of different wheel sizes, a toothed belt drive and hub less rear wheel! The USP being the gyroscopic effect of a large wheel aiding speed and more road-surface contact adding stability. The small front wheel saves space and enhances maneuverability. For a change, here is a concept that goes into a working prototype to prove its point.

Seriously Overloaded

Looking at these photos, you'd think they might have more space....

American-British Translation Guide

American English or British English; are they the same? Well, they're not actually the same hence you'd find the choice of choosing either one when using the computer. So what's the difference? The following picture might help you....

American English vs British English

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Microorganisms Under A Microscope

Are you used to having seen one of these creatures? Yes, if you are a lover of microbiology, and “swallow” everything that has to do with this topic. Otherwise, they are all around us, but you can not see them because they are too small. Hidden, tucked, this small but very complex beings live their lives. Their external structure reminiscent of the animals much larger than them. The diversity of microorganisms is really amazing and interesting, and these photographs enable us to learn more about the world around us, which is incredible.

10 Strangest Laws Around The World

Actually, not all are strange. All have perfectly good reasons why they existed in the first place; probably the difference in culture, believes and understanding made us think that they are weird...

01. Singapore
In a bid to keep the streets of this super-efficient city clean, the authorities in Singapore decided in 1992 to ban chewing gum completely. Stick to a mint.

8 Popular Myths Busted

Myth: Muscles Turn Into Fat When We Quit Exercising

This is impossible simply because muscle and fat are composed of totally different cells. While exercising you do not produce more cells (hyperplasia) but only increase the volume of the existing ones (hypertrophy). When you quit exercising your muscle cells just relax. Muscle mass maintaining requires very small amount of energy, 13 calories per kilogram daily. The persons who exercise have more needs for food so they can maintain and increase their muscles. When they suddenly quit doing exercises their need for food decrease and their muscles stop increasing as well. In other words, it is true that the food they eat after they quit exercising turns into fat because they are not active anymore, but it is not true that the same thing happens with their muscle cells. It will be more like… a magic.

Logo Dan Tema Hari Kebangsaan

1970 - Tema : Muhibah dan Perpaduan
1971 - Tema : Masyarakat Progresif
1972 - Tema : Masyarakat Adil
1973 - Tema : Masyarakat Berkebudayaan Malaysia
1974 - Tema : Sains dan Teknologi Alat Perpaduan
1975 - Tema : Masyarakat Berdikari 

Lima lembaga manusia melambangkan lapisan rakyat yang berganding bahu membentuk satu tujuan dan cita-cita kemakmuran dan keselamatan negara. Tema "KETAHANAN RAKYAT" ditulis melengkung di atas menjadikan rekabentuk ini bulat dan bertangkup melambangkan keteguhan negara.
Rekabentuk ini juga berupa rebana ubi menggambarkan satu masyarakat yang berkebudayaan. Bulatan tadi membendung perkataan '31 Ogos' sebagai Hari Kebangsaan. Lima lembaga manusia juga mencerminkan lima prinsip Rukunnegara yang menjadi landasan kepada matlamat negara. Warna yang digunakan ialah warna-warna daripada bendera Malaysia.

The Best Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz is, perhaps the single most identifiable symbol of luxury and style in the automotive world. Mercedes has been leading the field with a delicate balance between style and technology since 1881, which makes it the oldest car manufacturer in existence today. While it is often said that you can tell what cars will look like in 20 years by looking at a Mercedes-Benz today, this list is a look back at Stuttgart powerhouse’s best designs.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Malaysia Independence Day

Hari Merdeka (Independence Day) is a national day of Malaysia commemorating the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule on 31 August 1957. In a wider context, it is to celebrate the formation of Malaysia.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

10 Costliest Catastrophes in the U.S.

By Michael DeSenne,

10. Hurricane Rita
Year: 2005
Areas affected: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas
Insured losses (then): $5.6 billion
Insured losses (in 2011 dollars): $6.5 billion

Eid ul-Fitr
Eid ul-Fitr, Eid al-Fitr, Id-ul-Fitr, or Id al-Fitr (Arabic: ‎عيد الفطر ‘Īdu l-Fiṭr), often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity," while Fiṭr means "breaking (the fast)". The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the thirty days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The first day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month Shawwal.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Deadliest Places To Swim

Swimming is an excellent way to pass time on a hot summer’s day on vacation. But be careful where you decide to cool off. Here are the ten deadliest vacating spots where swimming is ill-advised, as listed by AOL Travel News.

1. Queensland, Australia
Louring in the waters outside Queensland, are a whole army of deadly aquatic animals. There you’ll find blue-ringed octopus, cone shells, box jellyfish, scorpion fish and the small but highly venomous irukandji jellyfish. Of all these unpleasant sea creatures the box jellyfish ranks as the dealiest, killing anywhere between 100 to 200 people every year. In the Box jellyfish family, the Chironex fleckeri, Carukia barnesi and Malo kingi are considered among the most venomous creates in the world. It can grow up to ten foot long and is the sole cause for many beaches’ closing every year.

Do not swim during jellyfish alert and make sure to always wear a full body swim suite especially made to protect against jellyfish stings (stinger-suite). Or, just don’t swim.

Most Amazing Natural Phenomena

A natural phenomenon is a non-artificial event in the physical sense, and therefore not produced by humans, although it may affect humans (e.g. bacteria, aging, natural disasters, death). Common examples of natural phenomena include volcanic eruptions, weather, and decay. Most natural phenomena, such as rain, are relatively harmless so far as humans are concerned.
Various types of natural phenomena include (but are not limited to) meteorological phenomena (like hurricanes, thunderstorms, and tornadoes) and geological phenomena (like volcanic activity and earthquakes).
And some of them are just amazing.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Deadliest Places In The World

Below we list ten places you should avoid visiting. If you absolutely must go, make sure to pack a gas mask, one of those creepy yellow protective suits and gum-shield. Here are the ten currently most polluted and unfriendly places in the world.

1. Karachay, Russia
Between 1949 and 19651 the little lake Karachay functioned as primary dumping site of radioactive waste. Visits longer than an hour may lead to certain death due to the high level of radiation.

World's Most Extreme Public Transportation

Where is the world’s most extreme public transportation service is located? We can easily assume that to be in Norilsk city, Russia. Norilsk people would boast “We have seen snowings in June; our parents are going to work in the column of the buses lead and followed by special snow clearing machines; our city was built by prisoners; when we hear that the weather is going to be warmer it would mean to be -10; and we don’t have any homeless wandering around - just none would survive at -54″. This photos were made in the buses of Norilsk city.

How Much Sugar In Food And Drinks

7 Most Lethal Rifles Of The World

A weapon that has become the icon of the 21st century. Invented in 1947 it was named after its inventor, the Soviet icon Kalashankov. AK-47 stands for Automatic Kalashankove 47. AK-47 is he lord of war, it has caused most deaths that a single weapon system produced ever. With over 75 million built worldwide, the AK-47 is a firearms legend that has probably inflicted more lethal results than any other single weapon system ever produced. The AK-47 was not only easy to produce and relatively cheap, is also proved remarkably easy to maintain and virtually immune to conditions that could easily take out other guns. Accuracy is average, but the Kalashnikov compensates for this with its ability to unleash a lethal wall of lead. AK-47 and M16 came face to face in Vietnam war and AK-47 proved its supremacy. Even after almost 60 years,it could be heard spitting out shells in every corner of the world.

Famous Logos With Hidden Messages

You’ve seen these famous logos countless times, but have you seen the hidden images and messages within them? There’s more to brand designs for Toblerone, FedEx, Tostitos, and other companies than meets the eye.

Check out the white space between the E and x in “Ex.” Can you spot the arrow? Now you’ll never be able to look at a FedEx truck or box without seeing it.

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