Friday, June 21, 2013

Top 10 Most Winning Countries In The Olympics Ever

I don’t know about you, but for me, the Olympics get better every year. Started in 1896, this international gathering is commonly referred to as the world’s premiere sports competition. Now split and alternating between both Summer and Winter Olympic events, it includes more than 200 nations around the world. So who are the top competing countries of all time? I did a little research to bring you the top ten winners in Olympic History.

Creative Sushi Art

In a world where you can express your creativity and talent in any way or form, here are some examples of sushi dishes that have an artistic edge to it. It has received a fair bit of popularity and more Chef's are testing their creative side with this art form.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

10 Most Disgusting Food Ingredients That You Probably Eat On Daily Basis

One phrase that we frequently read on the “contents list” of various food items is “natural flavors”, which is quite intriguing. They say it is a way of protecting the secret formula or recipe of the food item under question and a way of protecting the product’s uniqueness. Can you imagine that FDA could approve regurgitated secretions produced in an animal’s digestive system to be used as food additives? Another couple of examples of disgusting food additives include secretions produced by the beaver’s sacs and civet absolute which is derived from the unctuous secretions from the receptacles between the anus and genitalia of both the male and female civet cat hence watch out for those “natural flavorings & flavors”! Lanolin, which  is  used to soften chewing gum, is actually secreted by the sebaceous glands of wool-bearing animals. Animal ingredients are not contained in sugar itself, but most companies decolorize sugar with the help of bone char (animal charcoal) in filters. Regulatory bodies’ requirement is that the bones must come from cattle, which have died of natural causes. Main suppliers of these bones include countries like Pakistan, Brazil, Nigeria, India and Morocco. Hence what you actually are consuming and paying for, may not only be surprising but disgusting (if you know what actually the ingredients are).
Here is the list of 10 most disgusting food ingredients:

The 5 Worst Charities In America

No doubt, there's a special place in Hades for those who bilk the generous goodwill and donations of others in order to line their own pockets. The Tampa Bay Times and The Center for Investigative Reporting have conducted an exhaustive year-long investigation into the worst charities in America, based on how much money they collect versus how much they actually spend on their causes. These tax-exempt organizations all spend only pennies on the dollar of their fundraising coffers to help the causes they purport to serve, while squandering millions on professional for-profit solicitation companies to raise such donations.
Here's a look at the top five worst charities in America.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

9 Bad Habits: Are These Worrisome?

A bad habit is like a prominent red light so it is immediately noticed even from a great distance, such as smoking? Ugh! Being lazy and lying sedentary all the time? Duh! Churning on sugar coated sweets? Very bad! But what about, something like, eating lunch at your desk in the office? Well well! It can be worse for you than you’d think (and there you were just trying to be extra productive). Knowing what’s good for us and what’s not is not an easy task, especially because of the continuously changing medical advice due to newly emerging research. But just don’t worry we have narrowed down along and wide list of adversely affecting habits down to 9 potentially worrisome everyday habits so you will know just when you can - and can’t - relax.

Pink Handfishes That Don’t Swim But Walk

Fishes are strange enough as they are, but what about fishes with hands? Weird! The pink handfish, as it is called, is a part of the handfish family, and is last seen in 1999. It is now one of the newly named species of the handfishes, among nine others. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

10 Common Plants You Didn’t Know Were Toxic

Throughout time, plants have provided us with many things: Food, shelter, warmth, fuel, medicine, clothes, textile, entertainment and a love of nature. With many of the species of plants around today, toxicity is an important aspect that must be addressed – especially when the toxicity involves a plant you are already quite familiar with. I am proud to present to you a list addressing some common plants that also have a hint or two of toxicity. A list of the 10 Common Plants You Didn’t Know Were Toxic.

6 Worst Soccer Injuries

The biggest fear of a footballer is to get injured while doing what he loves, playing football. An injury at any time could potentially be the end of a promising career. A slide tackle too early or too late, a misjudged volley, a collision of heads while going for a header, anything could lead to some serious damage. Here are 6 of the worst injuries suffered by footballers.

Monday, June 17, 2013

World's 5 Biggest Oil Spills

Over two decades after the devastating Exxon Valdez oil spill off the coast of Alaska, significant quantities of oil can still be found covering the state's shores and beneath gravel beaches, a new study has discovered. Over 21,000 gallons of crude oil remains of the 11 million gallons of crude oil that gushed from the stranded tanker Exxon Valdez on the night of 23 March 1989. Traces of Valdez's oil have been detected as far as 724km away from the spill-site in Prince William Sound, and the toxic film that coats Alaska's shores remain a danger to wildlife, entire eco-systems and the lives of local people.

5 Interestingly Coloured Beaches

Ever seen beaches with black, green, white, red or multicolour sand? See this amazing nature phenomenon below!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

30 Craziest Lawsuits

Sued Michael Jordan, because he looks like him
Allen Heckard sued Michael Jordan and Phil Knight on July 2006. Heckard claims he has suffered emotional trauma because he looks like Michael Jordan. Heckard has filed his look-alike case at the Washington County Court in Oregon and with a $832 million dollar head. Allen Heckard believes his life has been rough since people continually think he is Michael Jordan. Heckard says when he plays basketball, people are constantly telling him he plays like Michael Jordan and this has been difficult for him. Heckard is only six feet tall, so obviously those who assume he is Michael Jordan have little regard for height. Heckard even wears Air Jordan shoes, he says that they're the most comfortable.

New Plasma Device Considered The Holy Grail Of Energy Generation And Storage

Scientists at the University of Missouri have devised a new way to create and control plasma that could transform American energy generation and storage. Randy Curry, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering, and his team developed a device that launches a ring of plasma at distances of up to two feet. Although the plasma reaches a temperature hotter than the surface of the sun, it doesn’t emit radiation and is completely safe in proximity to humans.

Nano Life Looks A Lot Like Stuff We Use

 One structure looks more like a toilet

Old VHS Tapes Turned Into Slightly Less Old Hard Drives

by: Paul Strauss

Need some additional storage for your computer? Then you might want to check out these wacky hard drives, fashioned out of old VHS tapes. Sure, VHS tape tech is definitely obsolete, but aren’t hard drives on their way out too? It just begs the question: why not a Betamax cassette with a 3.5″ floppy drive inside; or a U-Matic tape with a punch card reader built in?

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