Friday, July 5, 2013

10 Baby Names Inspired By The Olympics

By Aela Mass

With Olympic athletes gearing up for the next meet, you’d think I’d be inspired to get out there and sweat. Not so much. Instead, these awesome athletes have inspired me to do what I currently enjoy the most: Search for baby names. There are a few that didn’t make my list simply because they are just a little too out there for a baby in today’s world. But their links to the Olympics are too strong to ignore, so here are some worthy of an honorable mention: Zeus, Hera, Hyleas, Appolo, and Vulcan (I mean, really. Who’s going to name their son Vulcan?).
Check out these 10 Olympics-inspired baby names that could be used for today’s tots.

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Printer Ink And Cartridges

by Nematoda

Printer ink and cartridges aren’t subjects which you usually give much thought to, are they? Well, maybe you should, because they are more interesting than you think in a number of ways. The following points are a few of the most unusual and intriguing facts about these essential printing components which you probably don’t know.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Self-Healing Smartphone Screens Now A Reality

by Nick

While there are people who treat their smartphones like a child, protect it with the utmost care, and making sure no one should ever put it in harms way, there are others who throw their phones around, leaving it naked and prone to a multitude of damages in use; the most common being screen damage. Now these irresponsible phone owners can worry less about the web of cracks that appear after a simple drop to the concrete because a group of Dutch researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology have created self-healing smartphone screens.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Smallest Chicken Egg In The World And Other Weird Eggs

Smallest Chicken Egg Ever And Even Stranger Eggs
Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O, and on his farm he had the chicken who laid the smallest egg in the world. The mini-egg is just 0.9 inches (2.5cm) long, its diameter is 0.79 inches (2cm) and weighs no more than 0.26oz (7.3g).

This is not the only strange egg in this amazing world, we’ve put together a collection of some of the most bizarre eggs in the world, so check them out right here.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Top 10 Deadliest Earthquakes In History

by Sidrah Zaheer

An earthquake is one of the natural agents of change on this earth which is caused as a result of a sudden release of energy in the earth’s crust that generates seismic waves. Many cultures believe that earthquakes happen as a result of the wrath of God upon the people of the area on which devastation takes place. The earthquakes could be measured with observations noted from seismometers and the scale is commonly known as the Richter Magnitude scale. Throughout history many earthquakes occurred. Here are the Top 10 deadliest earthquakes in history.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Gigantic 55 MB Hard Disk Drive In 1985 Costs $7500

Gigantic 55 MB HDD
All of us who have read about history of the evolution of the great computer know the fact that these machines in the beginning were giant and monumental sculptures of iron doing just simple calculations. So is the case with the HARD DISK. Once it was too a gigantic piece of antique art. An average 55 MB HDD measured 8-10 times the size of a regular 3.5” HDD we see today. The 1985 version of HDD was made entirely to fit your needs and not your desktop cabinet. Every level of storage added another level of recording disk which meant more space and money. The images given here compare an HP 7945A model of a 55 MB hard disk that was modeled in 1985 and cost around $7500.

Top 87 Bad Predictions About The Future


«We will bury you.»
Nikita Krushchev, Soviet Premier, predicting Soviet communism will win over U.S. capitalism, 1958. 

«Everything that can be invented has been invented.»
Charles H. Duell, an official at the US patent office, 1899. 

«I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should shock the religious sensibilities of anyone.»
Charles Darwin, in the foreword to his book, The Origin of Species, 1869. 

6 Abandoned Mega-Machines: Jumbo Jets, Space Shuttle Transporters & More

Mega-machines are quite simply the largest man-made mechanical objects ever built, designed to carry out tasks that even a century ago would have seemed like fantasy.  From ferrying hundreds or thousands of passengers and cargo by air and sea, clearing thousands of tons of earth with apparent ease, or transporting vast payloads bound for space, mega-machines have redefined the course of modern industry.  But when they become surplus to requirements, removing their immense bulk swiftly from the landscape becomes a task almost as challenging as their inception.  Many thus remain abandoned for years, as illustrated by these six varied examples from around the world.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Top 10 Craziest Science Stuff You Didn't Know

Published on 12/27/2005

You can Hypnotize Chickens
A chicken can be hypnotized, or put into a trance by holding its head down against the ground, and continuously drawing a line along the ground with a stick or a finger, starting at its beak and extending straight outward in front of the chicken. If the chicken is hypnotized in this manner, it will remain immobile for somewhere between 15 seconds to 30 minutes, continuing to stare at the line.

The Origin Of The Word "Soccer"

Today I found out the origin of the word “soccer”. For all you out there who love to complain when Americans, and certain others, call “Football”, “Soccer”, you should know that it was the British that invented the word and it was also one of the first names of what we now primarily know of as “Football”.

Winds Beneath Your Wings

By Captain Lim Khoy Hing
(This article was published in Air Asia inflight magazine, travel3sixty June 2013 edition)

There are different kinds of winds that aid or encumber aircraft on the ground and in the air, but good pilots always know what to do when one of them blows their way.

The Top 10 Dumbest Personal Names Ever

Optimus Prime has got you covered
Optimus Prime (born 1971) is a U.S. Army Ohio National Guard firefighter. His name is taken from the character of the same name in the Transformers cartoon series. He legally changed his name to Optimus Prime in May of 2001, on his 30th birthday, because the show character was like a "father figure" for him when he was growing up. His former name has not been disclosed. The name appears on his driver's license, military ID, and even his uniform. Maybe on his next birthday he'll be Megatron.

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