Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy Deepavali

To all the Hindu readers/members, I wish them Happy Deepavali / Happy Diwali. Being the Hindu Festival of Lights, let us pray that light will always prevail over darkness and that good will forever prevail over evil.
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Friday, November 1, 2013

How To Distinguish Between Chinese And Japanese

Europeans and Americans tend to think that Asian all look the same. During World War II, some American soldiers were fighting against Japan in the war zone in China. They published a pocket guide for helping American soldiers to spot Japanese. This booklet has 75 pages where cartoonist Milton Caniff illustrated the differences between Chinese and Japanese by means of humorous method. This pocket guide was only printed once, in 1942.

Top 10 Richest Soccer Players

It seems that football / soccer is the most famous game in the world and the players are the most paid professionals. Here is a list of 10 richest soccer players of the world.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Smoking [Infographic]

By Melissa Valliant

Putting down the cigarettes once and for all can be a daunting task. This infographic from Huffington Post UK provides the kind of motivation former smokers need to stay on track and reach their short-term and long-term goals of staying tobacco-free. Next time you consider lighting up again, remind yourself of all of the good that starts happening just 20 minutes after you've taken your last puff. The effects only get better after eight hours, 24 hours, three days, two months, one year, etc.

7 Steps To A Flatter Belly By The Weekend

by Nina Kate

If you're sporting a baby bump after lunch every day - but you're definitely not pregnant - you may be a victim of the bloat. Usually caused by gas or food in the belly or intestines, bloating can turn your favorite skinny jeans into your worst enemy and make you want to hide in your oversized hoodie for the day. And if you're forced to wear a slim dress or - gasp - a swimsuit, the bloat can be downright mortifying. Luckily, there are some clever ways to stop bloating in its tracks and help you get a flatter belly, fast.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Vintage Russian Gadget

What is it? Does anyone know what this monster is? What is it called? When was it produced?

Stress Makes People Do Weird Things

Teresa Widener, a 45-year-old care worker from Virginia, has one of the weirdest habits in the world. See what she does to curb her stress.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Most Hilarious Roommate Notes

Roommates are considered as family and for some people roommates turned into long run friendships and relationships. Here we have some hilarious roommate notes that show messages for their room fellows. Read, laugh and enjoy!

10 Amazing Extinct Animals

All of us have seen some animal or the other in our lifetime. But what about those animals that we’ve never seen simply because they existed before us or became extinct? This is the Top 10 Most Amazing Extinct Animals.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Boy With Record 31 Fingers And Toes

A 6-year-old boy shows his hands: one with seven fingers and another with eight, in Shengjing Hospital in Shenyang, capital of northeast China’s Liaoning province, on March 22, 2010. Ready to undergo an operation, the boy has a total of 31 fingers and toes, which outnumber the current world record of 25.

10 Living Fossils That You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

A living fossil is a living species (or clade) of organism that appears to be similar to a species otherwise known only from fossils, typically with no close living relatives. Normally the similarity is only apparent, between two different species, one extinct, the other extant. It is an informal non-scientific term, mostly used in the media. These species have survived major extinction events, and generally retain low taxonomic diversities. A species that successfully radiates (forming many new species after a possible genetic bottleneck) has become too successful to be considered a living fossil.

That's a short introduction so let’s get to the list...

Sunday, October 27, 2013

9 Most Complex Roads In The World

Sure, it feels fantastic to traverse the vast stretches of the best roads in the world via adrenaline pumping speeds. How about a complicated road, one that twists and turns, or has downright congested traffic, or unforgiving terrain? They might give you a headache, but it sure feels good when you’ve conquered them. Here is the list of the world’s most complicated and dangerous roads. Some of these complicated mountain passes can be dangerous if not negotiated with utmost caution, while others are complicated sets of roads and bridges, erected to ensure a streamlined flow of traffic at busy junctions.

Megapode - Incubator Bird

The megapodes, also known as incubator birds or mound-builders, are stocky, medium-large chicken-like birds with small heads and large feet in the family Megapodiidae. Their name literally means "large foot" (Greek: mega = large, poda = foot), and is a reference to the heavy legs and feet typical of these terrestrial birds. All are browsers, all but the Malleefowl occupy wooded habitats, and most are brown or black colored. Megapodes are superprecocial, hatching from their eggs in the most mature condition of any birds. They hatch with open eyes, bodily coordination and strength, full wing feathers and downy body feathers,and are able to run, pursue prey, and, in some species, fly on the same day they hatch.

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