Saturday, April 5, 2014

10 Mysterious Airline Disasters

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Posted : April 2014
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With Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 still missing and shrouded in mystery, here are 10 other strange and unexplained airline disasters.

Friday, April 4, 2014

The 5 Worst Invasive Species In The World

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Posted : July 2009
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5. Feral pigs - Most places
Pigs were introduced in most regions of the world through livestock farming. All well and good, but a lot of them got out, and they eat like, well, pigs. They tear up huge chunks of land rooting around for food, which screws up local plants and hurts the native species that rely on the plants for food. They also love farmed cropland, causing millions of dollars of damage a year. In some places, they eat native species’ eggs or destroy their habitat with their rooting. On Santiago Island, for example, they dramatically reduced sea turtle and tortoise numbers by eating their eggs.

Top 10 World’s Richest Oil Countries That Are Still Poor

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Posted : September 2013
Author : Mary Mckee

These are the richest oil nations per-capita, but take a closer look and you’ll see that their real per capita income, unemployment, and national poverty level is poor. Certainly poorer than you would expect in countries with this much black gold.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Top 10 Health Dangers For Men

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Posted : June 2013
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There can be countless dangers to one’s health but these don’t get really dangerous until someone shows too casual an attitude towards these. Here is a list of top 10 dangers to the men’s health. If you take better care of your car or favorite electronic gadget than your own health, you are not alone. According to a latest research men’s overwhelmingly dismissive attitude towards their health can have dire consequences in the long run. Move from your man cave to a medical provider to significantly reduce top serious health risks like cancer, depression, heart disease, or even respiratory diseases.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

America's 10 Scariest Airports

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Posted : August 2012 
Author : Caroline Costello

What keeps pilots awake at night? Reduced visibility, congested runways, raging weather, and sharp turns. These are just a few of the conditions that trouble pilots in some of the most challenging airports in America. While all major hubs in the U.S. are considered safe (in the words of pilot Patrick Smith, "There is no such thing as an unsafe commercial airport"), some hubs are far more hazardous than others.
We interviewed several professional pilots to find out which spots are particularly demanding for even experienced aviators. Here are 10 U.S. airports where pilots - and passengers - are in for hair-raising takeoffs and landings.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10 Famous Space and Aviation Innovations Of 2010

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Posted : January 2011
Author : Ahsan Mukhtar

As the year 2010 finishes, it brought many innovations and technologies which will change the shape of the future. These innovations are the dawn of a new era of autonomous power where technologies will run our daily life thus making our work more efficient. 2010 has turned out to be one such year, when people from around the world have achieved their groundbreaking innovative milestones.
Compiled here is a list of ten most famous space and aviation innovations of 2010 which will surely widen the scope of aviation and space exploration.

French Tourists Are The Worst In The World

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Posted : September 2009
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French tourists are the worst in the world, coming across as bad at foreign languages, tight-fisted and arrogant, according to a survey of 4,500 hotel owners across the world. The Japanese ranked top of the Best Tourist survey, with the British and the Germans judged the best of the Europeans.

Monday, March 31, 2014

20 Amazing Pictures Of Camouflaged Animals

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Author : Stephanie

"Nature red in tooth and claw", said Alfred Lord Tennyson. For, out there in the vast and unforgiving expanses of the wild, life is simply currency to be circulated amongst its participants. Yet, the natural order does not always entail the ultimate triumph of size, speed and muscle power. In fact, over the billion years of Earth's evolution, it is the the smaller creatures that have somehow managed to scrape through and survive, while the gigantic and magnificent are often interred and ultimately converted into fossil fuel, ironically, to power modern human ambitions. One of the techniques that have held the following often overlooked survivors and hunters in good stead is the ability to become one with its surroundings. The fascinating and often deadly trick of camouflage is one of Nature's most perfect genetic ornamentations, and these 20 creatures have mastered the art.

Australians Are the Worst In The World Ecology

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Posted : August 2009
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Australia has been named the world’s worst polluter in a new global ranking list. The list was posted on the Carbon Monitoring for Action (Carma) website and looked at over 50,000 power stations worldwide to determine its rankings. The list ranked countries according to the amount of CO2 produced from generating power. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The 10 Worst Prisons In The World

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Posted : August 2009
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The thought of going to prison is enough to scare the living daylights out of anyone, especially with the horror stories that you can read in newspapers and books and those you see on TV. Stabbings, murders, violence, gang rape and any number of other horrors are all widely broadcast by people that have spent time on the inside. Of course, they’re not your run of the mill prison stories because you don’t tend to hear much about the ones that don’t see any action from one year to the next, but the same names do keep coming up time and time again. Certain prisons, both old and new, are notorious for violence and some easily out perform others in the horror stories stakes. The 10 worst prisons in the world are listed below. Read ‘em and weep!

A Plane In The Arctic Captivity

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Posted : January 2014
Author : the team

Several aircraft met their fate on Graham-Bell Island in Russia. This pictorial study is about one of them which had been there for dozens of years. It had been identified as an Antonov AN-12BP, registration number CCCP-11994, which crashed on 6 March 1973 (Phill McGinn).

Top 5 Catastrophic Shipwrecks

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Posted : June 2011
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5. RMS Titanic
Death Toll: 1,517
RMS Titanic was an Olympic-class passenger liner owned by the White Star Line and built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland. On the night of 14 April 1912, during her maiden voyage, Titanic struck an iceberg, and sank two hours and forty minutes later, early on 15 April 1912. At the time of her launching in 1912, she was the largest passenger steamship in the world. The sinking resulted in the deaths of 1,517 people, ranking it as one of the worst peacetime maritime disasters in history and by far the most infamous. The Titanic used some of the most advanced technology available at the time and was popularly believed to be “unsinkable” – indeed, in a 1910 White Star Line brochure advertising the Titanic; it was claimed that she was “designed to be unsinkable”. It was a great shock to many that despite the advanced technology and experienced crew; the Titanic still sank with a great loss of life. The media frenzy about Titanic’s famous victims, the legends about what happened on board the ship, the resulting changes to maritime law, and the discovery of the wreck in 1985 by a team led by Robert Ballard have made Titanic persistently famous in the years since.

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