Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Chef's Hands Made Of Steel

Don't try this at home! 
'Superhands' chef takes cooking to the extreme by dipping his bare hands into BOILING fat. Kann 'Superhands' Trichan can bury his hands in boiling fat and sieve fried chicken with his own fingers. Amazingly the 50-year-old - a world record holder - walks away with no blisters at all. Mr Trichan, from Chiang Mai, in Thailand, said: 'When I put my hands into the oil it feels hot but it doesn't burn or blister my skin. I can fry rice, chicken, and many things with just my bare hands.'

Monday, September 5, 2011

Bizarre Deaths In History

Steve Irwin (1962 – 2006)
Stephen Robert Irwin, known simply as Steve Irwin and nicknamed “The Crocodile Hunter”, was an iconic Australian television personality, wildlife expert, and conservationist. He achieved world-wide fame from the television program The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series co-hosted with his wife Terri Irwin. Together, they also co-owned and operated Australia Zoo, founded by his parents in Beerwah, Queensland. He died in 2006 after his chest was fatally pierced by a stingray barb whilst filming in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship MV Steve Irwin was named in his honour, christened by his wife Terri, who said “If Steve were alive, he’d be aboard with them!”
On 4 September 2006, Irwin was fatally pierced in the chest by a stingray spine while snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef, at Batt Reef, which is located off the coast of Port Douglas in Queensland. Irwin was in the area filming his own documentary, Ocean’s Deadliest, but weather had stalled filming. Irwin decided to take the opportunity to film some shallow water shots for a segment in the television program his daughter Bindi Irwin was hosting, when, according to his friend and colleague, John Stainton, he swam too close to one of the stingrays. “He came on top of the stingray and the stingray’s barb went up and into his chest and put a hole into his heart,” said Stainton, who was on board Irwin’s boat the Croc One. The events were caught on camera, and a copy of the footage was handed to the Queensland Police. After reviewing the footage of the incident and speaking to the cameraman who recorded it, marine documentary filmmaker and former spearfisherman Ben Cropp speculated that the stingray “felt threatened because Steve was alongside and there was the cameraman ahead”. In such a case, the stingray responds to danger by automatically flexing the serrated spine on its tail in an upward motion. Cropp said Irwin had accidentally boxed the animal in. “It stopped and twisted and threw up its tail with the spike, and it caught him in the chest. It’s a defensive thing. It’s like being stabbed with a dirty dagger.” The stinging of Irwin by the bull ray was “a one-in-a-million thing,” Cropp told Time magazine. “I have swum with many rays, and I have only had one do that to me…

5 Coolest Classic Cars

Pontiac Bonneville Special (1954)
The Pontiac Bonneville Special was a purpose-built concept car unveiled at the General Motors Motorama in 1954, the first 2-seater sports car Pontiac ever produced. Designed by renowned designer Harley J. Earl and hand built by Hommer LaGassey and Paul Gilland, the Special was an experimental car, a two door, grand touring sport coupé that incorporated innovative breakthrough styling like an all-plexi canopy with gull-wing panels on a sleek fiberglass body. Two Special prototypes, one painted metallic bronze and one emerald green, were built with the intention of unveiling them simultaneously at the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf in New York and the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1954.
The design of the Special drew its visual impetus from America’s fascination with aeronautic and rocket design in the 1950s, employing a wind-tunnel inspired profile and high-tech bright work throughout the body, hood and grill. Glass covered recessed headlights, like those on the 1953 Corvette, two rows of louvers on the fenders and twin “silver-streaks”[2] on the hood that lead to functional air scoops were it’s most distinguishing features. The rear end styling was its most over-the-top visual cue. Featured between two rather bold fender fins were ultramodern twin exhaust chrome-ports, similar to today’s Porsches, and a custom spare tire enclosure with space-age wheel disc that gave the car a jet-powered appearance.
Interior styling in the Special was state of the art for its time, and indeed would pass muster against today’s computer-designed automobiles. The dashboard was a sleek, wing like design that incorporated a clean horizontal layout of working instruments that gave the interior a futuristic cockpit look. Even underneath the dash, the gauges were sealed in by a contoured metal facia with brushed finish, assuring by Earl that no detail would go unnoticed. Between unique, parabolic shaped, leather bucket seats lay a matching metal, center console with functionally modest gear shift handle, twin vent-control levers, and ignition key slot. Centered over the three spoke, Corvette-style steering wheel was a single, large speedometer that read a top speed of 120 mph.
As of 2006, both cars still exist, belonging to Joseph Bortz of Highland Park, IL. One of the 2 existing 1954 Bonneville Specials was last seen in 2006 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, selling for $2,800,000 (+8% commission).

Colorful Droplets Captured In High Speed

There is so much scope in High Speed Photography that no matter how many times we explore we are sure to find something new and interesting. In reality there is hardly possible to catch the very moment: to see a splash of water or glass smash. And high speed photography helps us to enjoy these subtle things. But we just keep wondering how skillfully these photographs are done.

This blog post is a great source of inspiration as it presents the freshest collection of colorful droplets captured in high speed. Enjoy the time!

Nokia 500 Unveiled

Nokia 500 unveiled : 1GHz chip with Symbian OS

Nokia has introduced a new model with Symbian Anna shipping in the latter part of 2011. This is the 500 series aimed at entry level touch screen 3.2-inch 1 GHz processor.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Bizarre Predictions That Might Turn Out To Be True

1. Invisibility cloak

According to scientists, invisibility cloaks are not only possible but they are a few years away from being created. The creation of invisibility cloak is based on metamaterials, tiny structures smaller than the wavelength of light, that allow light not to reflect but to bend around an object and re-form on the other side. So far, the technology works on a microscopic level and in only two dimensions.

Comic Comparison - America vs Japan

Fun comic introducing some curious differences between the Japanese and the Americans. I’m sure it was created by someone from Japan.

Some Nasty Parasites Found In The Body

You'd probably seen the horror that is the leech named T Rex who gets into girls' nostrils. Now prepare to see even more nasty things that live inside humans…

An infestation of hookworm can cause nasty blisters and lesions on the skin. You might also get a fever and vomit a lot. It's really not pleasant - and they infect over 500 million people a year.

Top 10 Most Evil Pope

Evil is a familiar and ugly face. Rearing and peeking around dimly lit cities and alley ways at night, evil stealthily rapes, murders and tortures its victims. While a majority of black-hearted, evil men and women are brought to justice in today’s world, it is sad to know that some sources of evil cannot be vanquished as easily as a court verdict. Perhaps more abhorrent than that, is the fact that evil still hides away waiting to take more victims. Worse still is the plagued history of truly evil acts that have been committed throughout all nations. When evil deeds are done in the name of God, they not only scar our histories with shame, they blaspheme in the highest against our benevolent creator. It is only at the very pit of evil where all things are frozen in Hell from the constantly lamenting, flapping wings of Satan do we find places for the men described here. Those who’ve propagandized and spread evil throughout the world while sitting on the Throne of Peter have claimed justification through the Lord. Evil Popes have riddled the history of the Vatican more frequently than most nations have ever seen a tyrant ruler. What is to follow may disturb you, upset you and ideally cause you to shed a tear over the tragic misdirection of the evil that has been demonstrated within the office of the papacy.
*Note: As a disclaimer for this somewhat controversial topic, the statements following have been verified across several esteemed informational sites and books. Though the information presented is widely accepted as fact, not all sources will cite the exact information presented, if they cite information on these topics at all. The List Cafe and author’s opinions are not expressly represented in what is to follow. Thank you.

10 Habits That Can Kill Your Brain

The brain is a vital organ which is the controlling center of the central nervous system. Brain organize and coordinate most of the movement, behavior and homeostatic body functions such as heartbeat, blood pressure, body fluid balance and body temperature.

The brain is also responsible for functions such as recognition, emotion, memory, motor learning and all other forms of learning. It is indeed a lot and a very complicated task. Here is a list of 10 activities that can damage our brains and its proper functioning.

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