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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Sunday, November 4, 2012

25 Amazing Gadgets To Make Your Life More Interesting

I think that there is not a single person to have not watch at least a single episode from the Start Track series, and the various fictional gadgets used by the actors amazed everyone. Fortunately, what was at that time unimaginable is nowadays coming true but obviously there are still some items that aren’t practical; but it won’t be long till these will became true too.

20 Misconceptions That People Still Believe

From radio hosts to teachers to text books to school kids to email forwards to motivational speakers. The same tried and true tales come out that are meant to prove a point - except many of them are completely wrong. These 20 cases are all common misconceptions that continue to be bandied about, despite having been proved wrong over and over - and no matter how many times we point them out, people still believe them.

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