Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Epic Exam Answers

Really funny stuff!! And sometimes it’s hard to say who is more creative – students or teachers :)) Hope you like this, I like it so much :) Still laughing. Enjoy :)

Octopus Walking On Land

It’s not everyday that you get to see an octopus in a river… but then again, what’s weirder: an octopus in a river, or an octopus going out of the river and starting to walk on the land, with absolutely no water to assure oxygen for it? This little critter literally walked out of its natural environment, but even hough this seems surprising, you should know that these creatures are actually very smart. Octopuses in captivity actually escape their watery prisons with alarmingly frequency. They would let themselves caught on purpose and wait for the perfect timing to escape, thus being found on floors, or next to the book shelves or other weird places, where the last thing you’d expect to see is an octopus. Luckily, this family managed to catch the whole thing on tape.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The ANA Flight NH140 Incident

A Japanese airline says one of its jets nose-dived and rolled almost upside down on September 6, 2011 because the co-pilot hit the wrong controls while trying to open the cockpit door so the captain could return from a restroom break.

Two flight attendants were slightly hurt and four passengers got airsick when the All Nippon Airways Boeing 737-700 with 117 people aboard descended sharply, veered off course and went belly up over the Pacific on its way from southern Japan to Tokyo on September 6.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Who Is Mr. Bean?

Today I found out Rowan Atkinson, the guy who played “Mr. Bean”, has a master’s degree in electrical engineering.

Atkinson originally received an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering (EE) at Newcastle University before enrolling in an EE master’s program at The Queen’s College Oxford in 1975. While working towards this degree, he also pursued acting on the side with a variety of clubs, including the Oxford University Dramatic Society, the Oxford Revue and the Experimental Theatre Club.

Increase The Life Of Your Shaver Razor Blade Cartridges

Today I found out how to drastically increase the life of your shaver razor blades, such as Gillette or Schick Brand razors. This trick is incredibly simple and just as incredibly effective. It will also save you a nice chunk of change over time and make all your dreams come true…

For instance, Gillette Fusion Brand razor cartridge sets typically will run you about $27 per set of 12, which will typically only last you a few months and less if you actually go by their expiration “strip” in determining when the cartridge needs replaced. With the below method, I have now gone about eight months using the exact same cartridge and the blades on the cartridge are as sharp as when I first popped the cartridge on.

AquaDom - Largest Aquarium In The World

One of the finest creations – AquaDom in Berlin, Germany is the largest acrylic glass cylinder in the world. Situated in the Radisson SAS Hotel, the 25-meter high cylindrical formation stands on a 9 meters elevated platform, with over 11 meters of diameter. This marvelous aquarium contains 900,000 liters of seawater and hosts 2600 fish of 56 species.

Wire Soldiers To Conquer The World

The technological frontiers have broadened their reach and landscape. Gone were the days when humans controlled machines and their attack mode. Soon the Wired Soldiers and other similar mutants are all set to rule the computer tables and workstations. However, the good news is that this might take more time than thought by the directors of Terminator series and Universal soldiers.

They Really Need A Dentist

Except we use them for chewing food, teeth adorn the beautiful smile. Dazzling white pearls sparkle while listening to a good joke. However, teeth in these photos are definitely contributing to making the face ugly, so it might be better off not to joke about it; until they visit the dentist. :)

Inventors Killed By Their Own Invention

This is a collection of inventors whose deaths were in some manner caused by or related to a product, process, procedure, or other innovation that they invented or designed. A few of these are somewhat bizarre.....

1) Franz Reichelt
Reichelt announced to the press in early February 1912 that he had finally received permission to conduct an experiment from the Eiffel Tower to prove the value of his invention, the “parachute suit”. On Sunday, February 4, at 7 am, he arrived at the tower by car with two friends. The news footage of his jump shows him modelling his invention in its folded form. The suit did not restrict the wearer's movements when the parachute was packed, and Le Petit Parisien described the method of deploying the parachute as being as simple as extending the arms out to form a cross with the body. After adjusting his apparatus with the assistance of his friends and checking the wind direction by throwing a piece of paper taken from a small book, he placed one foot on the guardrail, hesitated for about forty seconds, then leapt outwards. His parachute, which had seemed to be only half-open, folded around him almost immediately and he plummeted for a few seconds before crashing to his death.

The 122 Super Yacht

Today, yachts are expression of power and richness. Not everyone can have a yacht especially luxury as this one is. This super luxury yacht is called 122 Super Yacht and is latest work of Strand Craft. It is special because it is designed to carry your car inside it so once you have docked your yacht you can easily use your car for traveling on the land.

10 Poorest Countries Of The World

The level of economy in countries around the globe is not even. It is somewhere very high and somewhere very low. GDP, literacy rate and employment rate are several parameters of a country to determine the level of its economy. According to a report of the United Nations, hunger causes the death of about 25,000 people everyday. Unfortunately, the number of children is greater than that of adults. Consider several facts of income disparity between rich and poor nations to measure the cleavage between the haves and the haves not. The combined income of the world’s richest individuals leaves far behind that of the poorest 416 million. 982 million out of 4.8 billion people in the developing world live on $1 a day. Another 2.5 billion live on below $2 a day. 40% of the poorest population made up 5% of world income while 20% of the richest population made up 75% of global income in 2005.

A country with a GDP per capita of $765 dollars or less is defined as a low-income or poor country. You may wonder why poor countries remain poor. Some interrelated factors like geography, industrialization, colonialism, education, resources, infrastructure, overpopulation, investment, government and debt make poor countries remain the heavy foot of poverty.

Look into the fragile features of the ten poorest countries of the world.

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