Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Shape Of A Nissan In The Future

Nissan ESFLOW – a powerful electric sports car that can travel 240 kilometers without charge. Debut of the economy car took place at the 2011 International Motor Show in Geneva. Price of a new electric car is not mentioned.

Who decided red means "stop" and green means "go"?

What a normal person sees vs what a color-blind would see
Who decided, back in the mists of time, that red was the color for "stop" and green the color for "go"? The commonest form of color blindness makes the colors totally useless. A warning sign that is near-invisible to a significant portion of the population strikes me as a bad idea.
- Barbara T., Los Angeles

The Origin of the Green, Yellow, and Red Color Scheme for Traffic Lights

Today I found out the origin of the green, yellow, and red color scheme for traffic lights.
This color scheme derives from a system used by the railroad industry since the 1830s. At this time, railroad companies developed a lighted means to let train engineers know when to stop or go, with different lighted colors representing different actions. They chose red as the color for stop, it is thought, because red has for centuries been used to indicate danger. For the other colors, they chose white as the color for go and green as the color for caution.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Masters Of Disguise

Mother Nature has given these animals the gift to be “invisible” at the right moment. Some of them need it to hide from predators, others, on the contrary – to hunt. Look attentively at these pictures, it is really difficult to spot some of them.

How Does The Owner Climb Home?

Who would want to build a house at the peak of a stone mountain? And what are the reasons for doing so? But the most immediate question would be, how does the owner climb home?

Email received December 2009 from "khair isma"

Who Is Responsible (Joke)

A couple had two little boys, ages 8 and 10, that were excessively mischievous. The two were always getting into trouble and their parents could be assured that if any mischief occurred in their town their two young sons were in some way involved. The parents were at their wits end as to what to do about their sons' behavior.

The mother had heard that a clergyman in town had been successful in disciplining children in the past, so she asked her husband if he thought they should send the boys to speak with the clergyman.

The husband said, "We might as well. We need to do something before I really lose my temper!"

Paper Bags

Some innovative ideas behind designing these paper / plastic bags would cause heads to turn ....

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Famous Movie Cars

You will probably recognize most of these cars and trucks as they were used in different movies. Some are very rare and beautiful, some look old and ratty, but they all are special.

1960 Peterbilt 281 from the movie Duel

Boston Police The Surrogates Movie Car

Cymothoa Exigua – Weird Parasite

Cymothoa exigua (Tongue eating louse) attaches itself to a fish’s tongue. It starts to suck blood through the claws on its front legs. As it grows, less blood can reach the tongue and it atrophies. That’s when the parasite replaces the tongue attaching his body to the muscles. The fish uses it like a normal tongue.

Transparent House

Transparent House - the original project designer Carlo Santambrogio and Ennio Arosio

On occasion of Milan Design Week Italian company Santambrogiomilano showcased the evolution of the Simplicity project, which in 2009 set itself an ambitious goal: architecture. Glass, the absolute protagonist, shapes the load bearing beams, floors, roofs and the colorless walls, the material principle justifies the conception of the whole habitat. The glass reflects the flash of the flame, the green of the vegetable garden, the pink of the seafood, the red of the cuts of meat. A meeting of transparencies that heightens the senses!

Million-dollar finds

It’s awful to lose something you value and when that thing is expensive and quite rare you can usually kiss it goodbye. But actor Nicolas Cage was able to uncover a valuable comic book stolen more than 11 years ago. How much is it worth? Check out these ordinary folks who made extraordinary finds.

Top Ten Strangest Foods From Around the World

They say one man's trash is another man's treasure. The same could be said about food: one man's nightmare may just be another man's delicacy. From cow's tongue and pig's snout to chicken's feet, from fried worms and frog's legs to sautéed snails, the list of weird stuff we eat is endless (and often quite tasty). If you've been indulging lately and need a reason to diet, take a read, you may just lose that appetite. Here is the list of the ten strangest foods from around the world.

10. Fried - brain sandwiches
Long before the era of Mad-Cow Disease, a sandwich made from fried calves' brain, thinly sliced on white bread was a common item on the menus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The sandwich is still available in the Ohio River Valley, where the brains are now heavily battered and served on hamburger buns. In El Salvador and Mexico beef brains, lovingly called sesos in Spanish, are used in tacos and burritos. The brains have a mushy texture and very little flavor on their own so the addition of copious amounts of hot sauce definitely helps.

Which Underwear Should I Wear Today?

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