Monday, December 31, 2012

Most-Complained-About International Airlines

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
65 complaints
Passengers were most annoyed about issues with baggage (22 complaints) and then refunds. The number is up from 61 complaints over the same period in 2010.

Most-Complained-About US Airlines

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, 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.

6 Weird Transportation Methods

by: Mark Hill

Driving your car around town is pretty tedious, walking takes forever to get anywhere, biking or skateboarding makes anyone who isn’t a teenager look weird and public transit is full of hobos. Is there no method of everyday transportation that’s both efficient and enjoyable? 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.

10 Tallest Buildings In The World

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

Amazing Restaurant Near Waterfall

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.

Most Bizarre Earrings

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.

Bizarre Schools of the Third World

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)

Only In Africa

A collection of pictures taken that can only happen in Africa; some bizarre, some funny and others weird.

Nissan Land Glider – Electric Concept Car

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!

Top 10 Most Peculiar Places In The World

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.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

15 Celebrities Who Changed Their Names For Fame

In order to be a successful person, and achieve the status of a celebrity, you should start with having a pretty cool name. Don’t worry if you weren’t born with the name you wanted, you can change it later, that’s what the upcoming celebrities did too – Carlos Irwin Estévez, it’s actually Charlie Sheen. Enjoy....

Mayans: France Will Survive The Apocalypse

By: Frank Lake

The  Mayans announced today that when the world ends on December 21, 2012, France will survive! Mayans predicted the end of the world – and they are convinced that they will be proved correct.  But WWN has learned that they also predicted that France will survive the apocalypse.

David And Joanne Are The Unluckiest Names

Research has found that David and Joanne are the unluckiest names in the UK and that people with those monikers are most likely to suffer personal injury. So according to case data released by a UK-based firm of personal injury solicitors anyone named David or Joanne should take extra care when leaving the house in the morning.

Ninja Star-Shaped Jet Flies Sideways At Supersonic Speeds

By : Benjamin Preston

Forget everything you know about flying wing aircraft like the B-2 bomber and the F-117 stealth fighter. Researchers at the University of Miami are working on a star-shaped jet that can fly in two different directions. And by that I don't mean forward and backward, but forward and another forward. The NASA funded design, which is still in the computer modeling phase, has a long axis, and a short axis perpendicular to the long one. There are two cockpits: on one end of the long axis, and on one end of the short axis. When it's taking off and cruising at low speeds, the plane can use the longer wingspan for lift, with the tips folded up, presumably for vertical stabilization. Then the plane rotates 90 degrees to use the short wingspan to travel really, really fast. Scientists figure change in direction will be super smooth; virtually unnoticeable from inside the plane.

Friday, December 14, 2012

These Are Real...

Believe it, all these are real and actually published for the public to read. Now I wonder, what is the function of an editor? Beats me....

Top 10 Strange And Forgotten Fruits

By : Greg Hayes

Despite what the nutritional experts have to say about getting people to eat more fruits and vegetables, we all know what an uphill battle that can be. Part of the challenge can be simple boredom due to lack of choices. For a little variety, check out these strange and forgotten fruits for fitness and health.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Amazing Mobile Library On The Streets Of Argentina

If you’re a bibliophile and just can not imagine life without books, then you will love this project. The car turned into a mobile library that travels through the streets of the Argentina cities. Artist Raul Lemesoff turned an old Ford Falcon 1979 release, one of the most popular means of transport among the armed forces of that time, into a mobile library. And do not be embarrassed that the whole structure is very similar to their outlines of tank! This is a unique car-library, called “Arma De Instruccion Masiva”, which can also be translated as “Weapons of Mass Expressions’, travels through the streets of Buenos Aires, taking advantage of the huge popularity among people who love books.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

10 Bizarre Beauty Treatments

Oh the things people do in the name of beauty! After several decades of repeated attempts (and failures) to find Fountains of Youth and Elixirs of life, the human race has finally settled for some less ridiculous solutions to their beauty problems… or have they? Well that depends on how you feel about bull-sperm hair conditioners and bird-poop facials. Here’s a list of 10 bizarre beauty treatments that are all the rage these days in various locations around the world. Anything for eternal beauty and youthfulness, my friend.

Monday, December 10, 2012

10 Of The Best Internet Hoaxes

Remember the tourist of death? That guy standing on the World Trade Center with a plane incoming behind him, supposedly this is the moment when 9/11 happened. That photo did a hell lot of rounds on the internet. But well, it turned out to be a hoax but it did fool many people before being torn down and declared as fake. Today, we take a look at ten such famous internet hoaxes.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Top 5 Horror Movies Based On Horrifyingly True Stories

What is it about seeing the words "based on a true story" flash across a movie screen that sends an extra shiver down your spine? Even knowing that any "true story" used in a scary movie has been exaggerated and embellished within an inch of its life doesn't take away from the terror we feel: Omg, this actually happened to somebody! This could actually happen to me! But you know what's really freaky? Sometimes one incredibly disturbing real-life person or event can spawn several different horror flicks. Yikes! How messed-up is that? And just wait till you find out which of your favorite frightening films are based on the same "true" story!

The 15 Deadliest Human Caused Disasters

If there’s one thing humanity is disturbingly good at, it’s killing its own. We have an unparalleled ability to destroy ourselves and everyone around us, via war, famine, and the occasional attempt at collectivization. These 14 examples show just how adept we’ve become at self-slaughter over the past 2000 years, and are the most deadly punishments we’ve inflicted on ourselves.

28 Awesome Gadgets That We Should All Have

Industrial designers are visionaries who make our future look better by building gadgets to help us in different activities that we have on a daily basis. Not all their concepts are built and commercialized because of various reasons and that’s a shame cause our world would look a whole lot different. In this article there are 28 gadgets that are really useful or really neat or both.


Friday, December 7, 2012

32 Random Interesting Facts

Just some trivia to share....

10 Beloved Banned And Recalled Products

By Allison T. McCann

Everybody's stocking up on those entertaining Buckyballs before a ban against them enters into force. But they're far from the first beloved product to earn the wrath of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Lawn Darts
Summer Saturdays were never the same once darts were taken off the market back in 1988. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) banned the sale of the metal-tipped lawn darts after numerous head, eye, and ear injuries, especially in children. Some companies have skirted the ban by selling the metal tips and plastic fins separately.

10 New Cars With The Highest Theft Rates In The US in 2010

Is your car popular for the wrong reasons? It could be if you drive a Dodge Charger, which tops the latest list of most stolen new cars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Autos continue to be hot properties among thieves, with 379,677 of them pilfered last year according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Fortunately, NHTSA says increased use of parts marking, anti-theft devices and technology like coded keys, along with heighted public awareness and improved law enforcement have helped reduce this number steadily since 2001, with vehicle thefts now at their lowest rate since 1967. Still, the FBI figures one car was pinched last year for every 555 members of the U.S. population, to the tune of around $4.5 billion in annual losses.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

US Fresh Fish Guide

Here's a list of seafood you can eat without worry or harm

By Barbara Loecher

You can get high-quality protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids found in fish - but not the high quantities of mercury, dioxins, and PCBs - by shopping smart. According to the Environmental Working Group, which analyzed the mercury content of popular fish for its 2001 report "Brain Food," the following fish are low enough in the toxic metal for even pregnant women to enjoy them on a regular basis:

12 Fish You Shouldn't Eat (In US)

By : Emily Main

Yes fish, no fish, red fish...OK fish? Our oceans have become so depleted of wild fish stocks, and so polluted with industrial contaminants, that trying to figure out the fish that are both safe and sustainable can make your head spin. "Good fish" lists can change year after year, because stocks rebound or get depleted every few years, but there are some fish that, no matter what, you can always decline.
The nonprofit Food and Water Watch looked at all the varieties of fish out there, how they were harvested, how certain species are farmed, and levels of toxic contaminants like mercury or PCBs in the fish, as well as how heavily local fishermen relied upon fisheries for their economic survival. These are the 12 fish, they determined, that all of us should avoid, no matter what.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Top 20 Economies In Africa

Africa is by far the world’s poorest inhabited continent, though parts of the continent have made significant gains over the last few years. The decolonization of Africa was fraught with instability aggravated by cold war conflict. Since the mid-20th century, the Cold War and increased corruption and despotism have also contributed to Africa’s poor economy. The biggest contrast in terms of development has been between Africa and the economy of Europe. The African Economic Outlook report specifically mentions that Africa’s trade with China has multiplied by 10 since 2001, reaching over USD 100 billion in 2008.
While no African nation has joined the ranks of the developed nations in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) yet, the entire continent is not utterly impoverished and there is considerable variation in its wealth. North Africa has long been closely linked to the economies of Europe and the Middle East. South Africa is by far the continent’s wealthiest state in total GDP, accounting for 30% of the continent’s GDP in nominal terms and 24% by PPP. The small but oil-rich states of Gabon and Equatorial Guinea round out the list of the ten wealthiest states in Africa.
This entry below gives the gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

10 Accidental Discoveries That Generated Great Wealth

Everyone who’s been successful knows that more often than not the success comes down to a combination of hard work and luck. Ideas and skill are important too. But ultimately it’s the people who increase their chances of success through perseverance and hard work who are successful. Of course there are some people who owe their success more to luck than anything else (and we’ll look at ten of those people later in this article). The fact is we’re always going to have to let some of the puzzle pieces fall into place. We can’t micromanage the world. We can’t perfectly execute every detail down to the sub-atomic level of reality. What we can do as business people, is to create the best possible set of circumstances to achieve our goals, and then to let luck work itself out from there.
When I started out my online business I didn’t know what I was doing. I had some technical skills and I had a dream: to work for myself. I took a lot of stabs in the dark. The learning curve was steep. And I failed a whole lot. But I persevered and learned what works and what doesn’t work. The perseverance allowed me to learn how to improve my chances of “getting lucky.” And eventually I got “lucky” with a few small successes. And then duplicated the “luck” a few times and got even more lucky. It turns out that in business, “luck” can be controlled.
Because of the huge respect I have for the “luck” aspect of success, I decided it would be fun for BusinessPundit to put together a list of accidental discoveries that made people rich. And here’s that article:
Sometimes the most lucrative business discoveries come about by sheer chance. Here we bring together ten resourceful men whose incidental discoveries are a template for budding entrepreneurs looking to make a quick buck. While these finds may have come about by accident, it is no coincidence that they went on to generate huge profits. Each discovery exemplifies how with ingenuity, prudent investment in R&D and a bit of good fortune, companies and individuals can make billions. Most of these discoveries found many applications, which, with some skillful marketing, were able to take the world by storm. They offer valuable lessons in business that can help anyone to start a company.

Famous Black Eyes

Shiny and oh so pretty!

John Cleese - English actor, comedian, writer and film producer

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Top 10 Countries On Earth, As Voted By Aliens

By Mark Ball

Where do aliens go on holiday? Well, the Earth would be an obvious answer, but where on the Earth? Thanks to TV and film, many people believe that aliens visit the U.S.A almost exclusively, but this is simply not true. UFOs have been spotted right around the globe, from Orkney to Auckland and Panama to Pyongyang. While the U.S.A clearly holds the monopoly on flying saucers, they do not own the exclusive rights.

Awal Muharram In Malaysia

Awal Muharram is a national holiday in Malaysia and is celebrated by Muslims as the day symbolises two important events in the Muslim year. Awal means beginning in English and Muharram is the name of the first month in the Muslim calendar.

Images Of The Hindu Festival Diwali

By : Anna North

Around the world, people get ready to celebrate the five-day festival with costumes, flowers, and lots of lights.

1. Diwali, which begins November 13, is celebrated throughout India and around the world. Traditions include lighting lamps, candles, and fireworks and decorating with flowers and lanterns. Diwali celebrations often honor Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth. Here, a young girl is dressed like her for a Diwali parade in Paramaribo, Suriname, November 10. 
Image by Ranu Abhelakh / Reuter

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

10 Famous X-Planes

By : Ahsan Mukhtar and Assad

Aviation industry has grown rapidly in the past couple of decades. Some experiments turned into huge leaps of innovation in aviation industry. Providing such assistances X-plane projects were one such example. These X-planes are series of experimental United States airplanes, helicopters and rockets used for the testing and evaluation of new technologies and aerodynamic concepts in aviation industry. Most of these X-planes have been operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA), often in conjunction with the United States Air Force.

5 Edibles Invented By Accident

By Ben Dennison

Preparing food is an art, and like all arts it requires room for experimentation. What follows are five everyday edibles that were made (or discovered) purely by accident.

Antivirus Pioneer John McAfee Wanted for Murder

By Kevin Spak,

Police in Belize are on the hunt for John McAfee - the man who lent his name to the famous antivirus company - because they suspect him of murder. According to Gizmodo, which just last week ran a stunning piece about McAfee's weird transformation into a jungle gangster, McAfee is suspected of killing American expatriate Gregory Faull, a longtime rival who was found dead yesterday, apparently of a gunshot wound.

7 Examples of Misguided Superhero Casting

Wife Blames Husband For Election, Runs Him Over: Cops

By Neal Colgrass

President Obama's re-election? It was all the fault of one man, according to his wife - who allegedly ran him over and left him in critical condition, reports ABC 15. Holly Solomon, 28, got into a shouting match with her husband Saturday in a parking lot in Gilbert, Arizona, because he hadn't voted, police say. She apparently thought her family would suffer hard times because Mitt Romney had failed to win the White House.

5 Most Bizarre Accidental Deaths

By: Alexa Lyons

Who knew that soup, cacti, and balls of yarn could be so hazardous to your health?
Ilda Vitor Maciel, an 88-year-old Brazilian woman who was staying in a hospital after having a stroke, died in September 2012 after a nurse carelessly injected her with…soup. That’s right, soup. Not cyanide, not some potent painkiller, just some delicious canned broth. It got us thinking about other unusual causes of death. Here are five of them.

Ilda Vitor Maciel, 88, Dies After Allegedly Being Injected With Soup

By David Moye

A woman suffering from a stroke was allegedly injected with soup. Ilda Vitor Maciel of Rio de Janeiro died Sept. 28 at the age of 88 and her family alleges the death was caused when one of the nursing technicians injected soup into the woman’s vein instead of her feeding tube, according to

Monday, November 12, 2012

Creative Bookshelf Designs

Some fancy and creative bookshelf designs worth looking at. Some might be just perfect for your house.

1. The Invisible Book Shelf

Sunday, November 11, 2012

What The M’s Stand For In “M&M”s

In 1941, Forrest Mars Sr., of the Mars candy company, struck a deal with Bruce Murrie, son of famed Hershey president William Murrie,  to develop a hard shelled candy with chocolate at the center.  Mars needed Hershey’s chocolate because he anticipated there would be a chocolate shortage in the pending war, which turned out to be correct.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

10 Largest Known Stars Of The Universe

By Sameed Khan

The study of the vast and enigmatic universe, the phenomena at work within it and the unfathomably large heavenly bodies that it encompasses makes one feel so tiny, so insignificant. We are mere specks compared to the size of our planet which is only a fraction of the size of the Sun. But there are stars out there that make even our Sun look like an insignificant fleck. So here we have compiled a list of some of the largest known stars of the universe. The size of each star has been mentioned in solar radii, where one solar radius (1 R) is equal to the radius of the Sun.

Where The Words "GEEK" And "NERD" Came From

By Daven Hiskey

The first documented case of “geek” dates all the way back to 1916.  At the time, the term was used to describe sideshow freaks in circuses.  Specifically, it was typically attributed to those circus performers who were known for doing crazy things like biting the heads of various small live animals or eating live insects and the like.  These performances were often called “geek shows”.  The word itself, “geek”, came from the word “geck”, which was originally a Low German word which meant someone who is a “fool/freak/simpleton”.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ten Most Horrible Places On Earth

1. The Mutter Museum of Medical History.
The museum was founded to educate future doctors about anatomy and human anomalies. It is a museum of pathologies, ancient medical tools and biological exhibits. The museum is known for its extensive collection of skulls. It also has various unique exhibits, for example, the dead body of a woman which turned into soap in the ground where she was buried. One can also see there the Siamese twins sharing only one liver, the skeleton of a two-headed child and other hideous exhibits.

6 Extraterrestrial Disasters That Make Us Glad We Are On Earth

Earth has plenty of natural disasters and tragedies; we have tornadoes that rip up the Midwest yearly, hurricanes that flatten and drown cities, and volcanic eruptions that evacuate entire island nations. But the rest of the solar system is a much harsher place, with disasters that would end life as we know it if they happened here.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Alcohol Makers Want Their Brand Names Out Of Hit Movie “Flight”

Anheuser-Busch wants Paramount Pictures to remove or hide the Budweiser logo from its film Flight, in which Denzel Washington portrays a highly functioning alcoholic pilot.

Hidden Messages In The US Dollar Bills

Hidden messages in the US Dollar bills? Sounds odd, but then someone proves that they are there. Let's take a look at some of these messages...
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