Monday, March 5, 2012

10 Really Disgusting Food Facts You Didn’t Know

If you’re hungry right now, you won’t be after you read this article. There are some pretty horrendous facts about fast food and other food favorites out there if you’re willing to dig a little. Keep reading to learn about 10 disgusting food facts that McDonald’s and other food giants likely don’t want you to know about.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

People Who Look Exactly The Same As When They Were Kids

I have my own theory, which is pretty proven for me, that every human being forms his personality in very early ages of its life. It is amazing to see photos of some people who are in their 30's or 40's and to compare them with the photos of them while they were very young, almost babies. You will see that the most of people do really look like the same they did when they were young.
The skin or hair color and similar things may have changed a little bit but the look of eyes seems to be pretty same in most of cases. Of course this cannot be applied to everyone because some people do change.

The amazing collection of following photos made by combining old and new portraits of different people should amaze you when you see that all of them look almost exactly like they have looked while they were young. The photos were made by New York based professional photographer Bobby Neel Adams who also has created a self-portrait using this technique.

Tattoo Cover Ups

What do you do if you’re one of those ‘smart’ people who go out and get the name of someone tattooed on yourself only to later end up despising that person and wanting that name excised from your skin? Here’s a gallery showing some clever and funny tattoo cover ups. Tattoos are to be driven with great conviction and not made for mere fun. Any tattoo disaster eventually becomes the most visible mistake on your body and it is there to stay with you for life. Unless, you are ready to bear the pain once again for getting a cover up, you have to sulk all your life looking at your disastrous ink experience. Check out these cover ups. Enjoy.

Child Stars Behind Bars

Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins
Famous at the age of 14 for his role as a troubled teen in the 1989 film Lean on Me, Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins went on to star alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Queen Latifah in Juice as well as make appearances on TV shows like Murder One and Moesha. On December 12, 2011, the 38-year-old actor was pulled over in Arizona and arrested for allegedly arranging to buy 200 pounds of marijuana. The arrest came as part of a sting operation; Hopkins allegedly tried to buy the drugs from an undercover officer. Police say Hopkins traveled to Arizona from his home state of North Carolina to make the deal. A search of his SUV allegedly revealed $100,000 in cash. According to police, 100 pounds of marijuana was discovered at the actor's Arizona apartment. He was jailed on suspicion of two felony counts of possessing, transporting and trying to sell marijuana.

Top 10 Places You Don’t Want To Visit

Today we are looking at the bottom ten; these are ten places you don’t want to visit! Having said that, maybe the curious would get a thrill from visiting some of these strange and dangerous places, but for most of us, reading about it is quite enough. Feel free to mention any other contenders for the list in the comments.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch – Pacific Ocean
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also described as the Pacific Trash Vortex, is a gyre of marine litter in the central North Pacific Ocean located roughly between 135° to 155°W and 35° to 42°N. Most current estimates state that it is larger than the U.S. state of Texas, with some estimates claiming that it is larger than the continental United States, however the exact size is not known for sure. The Patch is characterized by exceptionally high concentrations of pelagic plastics, chemical sludge, and other debris that have been trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre. The patch is not easily visible because it consists of very small pieces, almost invisible to the naked eye, most of its contents are suspended beneath the surface of the ocean. This is not a place the average Joe would want to visit.

Sculptures Made Of Human Hair

Huang Xin, a young Beijing barber, has created replicas of famous monuments and buildings around the Tiananmen square, using human hair. He wanted to celebrate the 60th anniversary of People’s Republic of China “in a unique way" and used his talent to do so. Using hair cut from his customers, the majority of them are women, and spending almost an entire year, he managed to create some very impressive models which are exhibited in the Tiananmen Square.

The Story Of A Plane

There was once a Soviet fighter aircraft flying, fighting against the Nazis as enemies. Then one day it was shot down and crashed into a lake. After more than 60 years, historians stumbled into this site and lifted the aircraft from the lake. Surprisingly enough, the aircraft was well preserved and they even found canned food carried by the pilot in the aircraft. They had the remains of the pilot buried properly.

Note: This fighter aircraft is a US-made P-39 Airacobra. It was used during the Second World War with mediocre performance by the Americans in the Pacific, but with great effectiveness by the French in North Africa and Italy. It had proven to be especially effective in the hands of the Soviets (who received the majority of the production).

All That You Want to Know About Japanese Maple Bonsai

Bonsai is unique hobby pursued by an esoteric lot which requires immense interest as well as artistic will. People pursue bonsai as a hobby so that they can give a decorative looks to their outdoors as well as indoors, offices, terraces, etc. One has to have a great love and care for plants coupled with little creativity in order to carry along with bonsai odyssey.

Amongst all the forms of bonsai the maple bonsai is one the most famous. Maple trees specially the Trident Maple tree and Japanese maple tree are famously used for bonsai purpose. Trident Maple is a deciduous tree usually found only western countries. Trident Maple trees usually grow upright and can be beautifully shaped. Trident Maple is considered as a robust plant whose bonsai can be done in all places irrespective of the vicinity being urban or rural surroundings. Though Trident Maple is pollution resident it needs due care. Trident Maple can thrive in shallow pots which dry out quickly and are regarded more drought resistent as compared to other varieties of same species.

Things You Need To Know About Durian Fruit

Durian is basically a large Malaysian spiked fruit that has gained a lot of negativity especially from the foreigners who say that the smell of this fruit is disgusting and its taste is even worse. This is the reason why public transport systems and hotels throughout the Southeast Asia have put a ban on this fruit fearing that it might tick off the tourists badly. So is this decision fear enough of banning a fruit just because people hate its smell and taste or should we be delighted that another fruit far from the east called durian exists and avail it?

Breaking News – 35 Pulitzer Awarded Photographies

The Pulitzer Prize play is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. It was established by American publisher Joseph Pulitzer in the year 1917 and is administered by Columbia University in New York City. Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of these, each winner receives a certificate and a US$10,000 cash award. The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal, which always goes to a newspaper, although an individual may be named in the citation. The Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, has been awarded since 2000. Before 1968, there was only one photography category, the Pulitzer Prize for Photography, which was divided into the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography (later renamed breaking news) and feature categories. The Pulitzer Committee issues an official citation explaining the reasons for the award.

Treepods - Artificial Trees

Trees naturally filter and clean our air, but in today’s heavily polluted world, it’s just too huge of a task to expect Mother Nature to take care of herself. Taking this into account, designers Mario Caceres and Cristian Canonico have designed a set of beautiful air-filtering trees for the Boston Urban Intervention Contest. Called TREEPODS, the designs harnesses biomimicry to efficiently emulate the carbon filtration qualities of trees. Check them out, it looks amazing. Enjoy.

Difference Between 5Mb and 2Gb

This unit would be used to store information, not unlike your memory stick, thumb drive, or camera memory card. The hard drive pictured above weighed over 1 ton, and was capable of storing only 5 Mb or data.

In The Wreck

If you're an avid scuba enthusiast, you'd like to visit places where wrecks are known to be. An experienced diver would tell you of the various things that you would discover when diving in the wreck...

Celebrities Caricatures

Some caricatures of famous celebrities. Let's see how many you can identify...

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People With Unbelievable Medical Conditions

We are all different from one another in many ways but on some level we are all like one another. But the people on this list are different from the rest of us. But they have something in common. They all suffer from rare medical conditions that seem too weird to be real. However, the reality is that they are different but they found a way to cope with their unorthodox condition. Being unique is not always the thing one would wish upon himself/ herself but when you are, you have to make the best of it.

1. The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep for Years
Rhett Lamb is like any other boy in all respects except for one. He cannot sleep. He stays awake torturing his parents with insomnia 14 hours a week every day of the year. His parent’s couldn’t figure out why that was so. After a series of tests he was diagnosed with an extremely rare medical condition called chiari malformation. It is a case when one’s brain literally is squeezed into the spinal column.

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