Tuesday, November 22, 2011

5 Accidental Inventions

For centuries, man has been on an upward trend when it comes to inventions and novel discoveries. This is very true in the world of science and technology where some of the things we hardly pay attention to came into being because of an accident. So what are some of these inventions? Below are the famous five.

1. Super Glue
Goes back to 1942 when people were thinking about guns and weapons. Dr. Harry Coover was working with cyanoacrylate in Eastman Kodak labs when he discovered the material was too sticky. He threw it away. After the war the cyanoacrylate containers was still stuck where he had thrown it in frustration and he could not remove it in any way. After convincing his superiors in 1958 about the product, Krazy Glue, as commonly known, went to the market as Eastman 910.

10 Places You Don't Want To Live In

The world is a giant jigsaw puzzle, spotted with both exquisitely beautiful and potentially dangerous places. While you may dream of spending a lifetime in some of the true paradises-on-earth, you should be equally wary of stepping up in some real hell spots for your own safety. But not everyone is fortunate enough to get a cozy and safe home and there are places on earth where people are actually living on the edge of peril. Here are top 10 such nightmarish places on earth where you would never want to live:

Dharavi in Mumbai, India
The slums of Mumbai / Photo from sarahlane
Roughly half the residents of Bombay live in crowded slums such as these / Photo from bwillen

Monday, November 21, 2011

10 Unknown Facts About World War II

We've all studied World War 2 and its far-reaching consequences in school. While almost everything about this epic war is common knowledge (or should be!), there are still several details that have eluded popular culture. Here are 10 things you never knew about World War 2:

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Voyage Through The Human Body

CORPUS is a journey through the human body during which the visitor can see, feel and hear how the human body works and what roles healthy food, healthy life and plenty of exercise plays. CORPUS offers a variety of information and provides education and entertainment with this journey as well as a vast number of permanent and variable exhibitions. CORPUS has been realised in a 35-meter high transparent building with the contours of the human body projecting from it. The eye-catching building is situated along the A44 highway between Amsterdam and The Hague.

14 Cool Concept Motorcycles

We love to show you the latest cool rides available, but if you’ve been wondering what kind of awesome motorcycles may be on the horizon then check out these cool concept bikes. Some are functional, but not practical yet for mass production, while others really push the envelope in terms of creative design.

Mach Ness
Motorcycle manufacturer Arlen Ness crafted this metal monster powered by a gas-turbine helicopter engine. The aluminum outer shell with noticeably large rivets gives it a sort of steam punk edge that you just won’t get from carbon fiber and plastic. The body has been shaped entirely by hand, which lends to why it’s not being mass produced.

How UPS Was Started

UPS was started by two teenagers with one bicycle and $100 borrowed from a friend.

The date was August 28, 1907 and the two kids were 18 year old Claude Ryan and 19 year old Jim Casey. The two had one bike between them and $100 borrowed from a friend to found the “American Messenger Company” in Seattle, Washington. The company was initially run in a hotel basement at Second Avenue and Main Street in Seattle.

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