Friday, August 10, 2012

Top 10 Dance Styles

Dance is the synchronization between the body, mind and the music. The body moves in rhythm to the music being played and it can be used as an expression, exercise or social interaction. Interestingly, dances are performed by different animals to attract the opposite gender as well. Over the period of time, dance has evolved and many different types have taken form. This particular list will discuss ten of the most popular dance styles from all around the world. Dancing is no easy thing; it is a profession, a profession that is fairly hard to master. I am sure you will be familiar with some of the styles, but this list discusses some dances from different cultures that are probably new to you. Enjoy the read.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

10 Countries With The Largest Armed Forces

Even with diplomacy being the backbone in  the international scenario nowadays, countries find the need to spend a sizeable percentage of their annual budget on the military, and for good reason. It’s called preparing for the worst. A look back at history reveals that disputes have seldom been settled on paper. With tensions peaking and ebbing unpredictably on several fronts and terrorist factions emerging within countries all over the world, the military is always in need of more able individuals. And though numbers may not win a war, they certainly matter. Following is a list of the ten countries that currently have the largest military forces in the world. [Stats via Wikipedia]

Battery Running Low? Just Add Water To Charge It Up!

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could recharge your Android phone with water? Powertrekk by myFC is a new fuel cell charger that does just that. This innovate charging system uses Powerpukks that contain sodium silicide which produce hydrogen gas when combined with any kind of water. “PowerTrekk Water Charger gives your mobile phone power anywhere at any time,” says Björn Westerholm, CEO at myFC. “From now on, you do not have to rely on having an electricity grid nearby.”

5 Common Misconceptions About Islam

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The religion of Islam is one of the oldest faiths still in practice today, with an estimated 1.53 billion followers… or almost a quarter of the world’s population. Man, if we had a quarter for each of those folks, we could afford to write a better joke here. Anyway, there are many, many, many misconceptions about the Islamic faith, but what follows are only five that generally relate to a Western viewpoint.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

13 Things To Try Out In An Elevator

An elevator has become indispensible now-a-days. What with high-rise buildings and numerous skyscrapers. We do spend a lot of time in elevators and it tends to become a bit boring. Here are some ways to spend your time effectively, lighten up your mood and entertain yourself during the process.

10 Most Precious Gems In The World

Gemstones have exerted a powerful influence over mankind ever since beginning. Their color, brilliance and sparkle captured the imagination of our ancestors. Each gemstone was also believed to possess remarkable healing properties, and magical powers. All of these extraordinary gemstones have gone down into the pages of history and continue to fascinate anyone who sees them. The passage of the time has only increased their mystique and their captivating beauty and fascinating origins have done the rest. Many of these legendary jewels can now be viewed by the public as they glitter coldly from their bullet-proof glass cases. Here is a list some of the world’s most precious, rare and valuable gems:

Monday, August 6, 2012

ICON A5 Amphibian Aircraft

The ICON A5 is an American amphibious light-sport aircraft being developed by ICON Aircraft. A concept aircraft was flown in 2008 but production has not started. The A5 is a high-wing flying boat-type amphibious monoplane with a carbon fiber airframe and retractable undercarriage. It seats two people in an enclosed cockpit and is powered by a single 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912 iS engine driving a three-bladed pusher propeller. Dornier-style sponsons provide hydrodynamic stability, housing the retracted main landing gear, and act as a step for crew and passenger. The wings can be folded aft for ground transport and storage. Equipment includes an angle of attack indicator, an unusual feature in general aviation aircraft. An airframe ballistic parachute is optional.

10 Fruit Juices Beneficial To Health

Not many people know that soursop fruit (and also part of the soursop tree, namely the leaves) keep hidden strength to fight cancer effectively than with treatment using medicines and chemo-therapy. Unfortunately, the good news is covered up by one of the world’s company which conducted the research and wanted the research funding plus generous benefits go to the company, before the pharmaceutical raw materials from soursop fruit thrown into the world market. Apart from soursop fruit, there are many other fruits that are greatly beneficial to health. All these fruits are also comfortable to consume and easily processed into healthy fruit juice.

Highest-Paid Actors 2012 – Hollywood’s Top-Earners

According to Forbes’ 2012 highest-paid actors, Mission: Impossible star Tom Cruise topped the list with $75 million between May 2011 and May 2012, which make him the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, thanks to the $700 million box office of the latest Mission: Impossible movie. Cruise is ahead of the two actors who tied for second place on our list: Leonardo DiCaprio and Adam Sandler with $38 million. Twilight stars Lautner Taylor and his Robert Pattinson made the tenth place with earnings of $26.5 million each.

Top 10 Most Expensive Hotel Suites

Niche, expensive, class, and grandeur. We have explored the ten most, lavish, exquisite hotel suites around the globe. France, Switzerland being the obvious but a surprise entry by an Indian hotel, makes the article all the more interesting. The Beach, the mountains, the dessert, all seem glorious and out of this world with the presence of these 10 magnificent and mind boggling priced suite.

Keret House / Centrala

In Warsaw, Poland in the district of Wola lies a small crack of space between the buildings on 22 Chłodna Street and 74 Żelazna Street.  Jakub Szczęsny of Centrala, recognized the potential to create something unique within this narrow area, and derived a design of an art installation entitled Keret House. The house upon completion shall become the narrowest house in Warsaw, measuring an interior that will vary between 122 centimeters and 72 centimeters in its narrowest spot.

10 Tips For Good Night's Sleep

Insomnia? Having trouble sleeping at night? Or you just can't sleep tight? Take these tips to try help you get the sleep you want...

Stick to a schedule. Erratic bedtimes do not allow for your body to align to the proper circadian rhythms. Mum was right when she set a time we always had to go to sleep as kids. Also, make sure you try to keep the same schedule on weekends too, otherwise the next morning, you’d wake later and feel overly tired.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

First Time In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This is my 1,000th published posting in this blog; thank you all for the advice and support. As stated, my aim is to share information to all...

March 2009: I left my home around 4AM and took a taxi to EDSA Pasay. There’s a bus station there that goes to Clark Airport everyday. I can’t remember how much exactly I paid for the bus ride but it’s definitely not that much. For those who’re not familiar with Clark, it used to be a US base and now it’s a commercial airport for both passengers and cargoes. It serves budget airlines, perfect for cost conscious travelers and backpackers like you and me. There are a lot of cheap flights to Kuala Lumpur. You can choose from Air Asia and Cebu Pacific if you’re flying out of Manila.

The bus wasn’t full and it left after an hour of waiting. I was still early for my flight so I wasn’t worried at all. However, the bus stopped again at SM Megamall to pickup more passengers and stayed there for more than thirty minutes. I was worried, so I asked the driver if we’re going to arrive on time at the airport. He gave me an assurance that we’ll be there on time because we’re still ahead of the schedule. I just hate missing my flight because of the hassle and unnecessary expense that it had cost me in the past. Yeah, I’ve already missed some flights before.

Another 7 Concept Motocycles

This is in reference to another posting several months ago which you can read here:

This article is dedicated to all the bike lovers & thrill chasers out there!! We love these machines for their extreme designs, the smell of burnt rubber tyres, the pleasure of being on the edge and most of all the adrenaline pumping rush. To many, motorcycles are their first love and they are ready to go over the edge to own them. However for a few bike aficionados, they love to design and create these machines from scratch so that they can be the probable bikes of tomorrow.  These bikes are a blend of style, technology, and functionality that defies all traditional concepts of bike designs. Concept bikes have become a huge craze with the manufacturers all over the world, Honda, Ferrari, Dodge, to name a few, they are all vying for a spot in top ten. Check out the potential contenders.

4 Mistakes Men Make When Dealing With Women

It’s a known fact that women are complex creatures. We, as women understand that too. But that does not excuse some of the behavior that comes our way. We may not know exactly what we want but we definitely know what we don’t want.  From men who come on too strong to the nonchalant breed, we’ve seen it all and come out stronger. In addition, times have also evolved drastically.  More than the feeling of wanting to be independent and have our own careers and opinions (yes we have them) we feel as if we deserve all that and much more.  Men receive a lot of dating advice, from friends to mothers.  Some of it is useful while the rest is useless.  If you don’t want to send a woman screaming in the opposite direction, then don’t commit any of the following mistakes.

Fastest Trains In The World

A list of the fastest trains in the world from China's CRH2 to France's TGV!

Top 10 Pervasive Tech Myths That Are Only Wasting Your Time

Ever been told that you should fully discharge your battery to prolong its life? Or that jailbreaking your phone is illegal? Or that you should wait for the newest Intel processor because it’s going to be “so much faster”? These are tech myths we hear all the time, and likely spread to our friends - but most are just a waste of your time (and in some cases, they can actually harm your gadgets). Here are some of the worst offenders.

3 Steepest Streets In The World

These are 3 of the steepest streets in the World, includes the Guinness record setting Baldwin Street in Dunedin New Zealand, Canton Street in the US and the picturesque Waipio Valley road in Hawaii!

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