Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Over 115 Million Widows Around the World Live in Poverty

Afghan widows wait in line next to a barbed wire fence to receive their food rations.
At least 245 million women around the world have been widowed and more than 115 million of them live in devastating poverty, according to a new study launched Tuesday night by Cherie Blair, wife of the former British prime minister. The most dire consequences are faced by 2 million Afghan widows and at least 740,000 Iraqi widows who lost their husbands as a result of the ongoing conflicts; by widows and their children evicted from their family homes in sub-Saharan Africa; by elderly widows caring for grandchildren orphaned by the HIV/AIDS crisis, and by child widows aged 7 to 17 in developing countries, the report said.

A flying car that converts from Automobile to Airplane

The Terrafugia
 flying car received FAA approval this week.

The Terrafugia flying car received FAA approval this week. 

It’s a car, it’s a plane…it’s both?
The Terrafugia Transition, a light aircraft that can convert into an automobile, will soon go into production.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Girl Who Must Eat Every 15 Minutes To Stay Alive

An American girl, who suffers from a rare and undiagnosed syndrome that prevents her from putting on weight, has to eat every 15 minutes in order to stay alive.

Lizzie Velasquez, 21, from Austin, Texas, who is a communications student, weighs just four stone and has almost zero percent body fat, but she is not anorexic.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Top 10 Photos of the Week

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Don’t let this innocent little baby’s looks deceive you. He is one conniving little bastard

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, which is what I do. And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Aqua Tower – Inspired by Rock Formations Around the Great Lakes

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Aqua Tower
Destined to be one of the most instantly recognized buildings in the world the Aqua Tower in Chicago has the simplest of ideas behind it.  The idea for the tower came from the eroded rocks that can be found around the Great Lakes.

British Soldier of the Future

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British soldier of the future.
Armed to the teeth with the latest in technology, this is the new face of the British soldier.  And if he looks a little familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen something very similar in the Star Wars movies.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Amazing Marina Bay Sands Skypark Hotel Opens in Singapore

Infinity pool at the Marina Bay Sands Skypark.
55 storeys up, this infinity pool could glide you straight over the edge of Singapore, if not the world. It’s part of the $6 billion Marina Bay Sands Skypark hotel, which just opened this week. 

Friday, June 25, 2010

Tips On How to Prevent Your Computer From Overheating

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Keeping your computer running within safe temperatures is important, especially as the temperature rises outside. Here’s how to make sure your computer’s not overheating—and how to fix it if it is.

The cooling system of your computer is one of the most important features of the device. Without the cooling system, the electrical components of your computer wouldn’t be able to function; overheating would damage the integral parts of what makes your computer work. The heat has to be dissipated in order to keep everything working within safe operating temperatures.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

10 Amazing Land Art Pieces

“Ancient Language,” Atacama Desert, Chile
From high plains to deep gorges, deserts to rural fields, sculptor Andrew Rogers uses rock walls to outline the forms of symbols important to cultures around the world. Over the past decade, his massive land art pieces have spanned five continents.
The world’s largest land art exhibit he debuted in Turkey’s Cappadocia region is just part of his ambitious “Rhythms of Life” project. Here are 10 of his awe-inspiring artworks.

How Much Are Your Body Organs Worth?

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How much are my organs worth? A lot, but is it worth the risk? Each year in the U.S roughly 7000 people die waiting for an organ transplant. This may be reason enough for those in need of a transplant to try and purchase one elsewhere. Perhaps unsurprisingly, organ trafficking is on the rise. Here are some facts and figures surrounding this bloody trade…

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Top 10 Photos of the Week

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These are indeed desperate times

For those of you who think you have all the answers, you’re not asking the right questions. Those of you who think you know the right questions, well, clearly you’re not finding good answers. This has forever been life’s big dilemma.  Problem spotters don’t talk to the problem solvers, and by solving the wrong problem, the problem solvers are creating new problems for the problem spotters to spot. If only we had a solution for that.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

World’s Most Expensive Model Car

The Bugatti Veyron Diamond Ltd is on sale for two million pounds – twice as much as the real thing. Liverpool-based designer Stuart Hughes took two months to create the intricate 1:18 scale model in partnership with Swiss luxury model car maker Robert Gulpen.

Friday, June 18, 2010

The World’s Most Dangerous Operating Bridge

The world’s most dangerous bridge is located between two Pakistani cities Passu and Husaini.
People living in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Northern Pakistan were cut off from the rest of Pakistan until 1978 due to the mountainous terrain and lack of roads. You could take a small airplane, but that was reserved for only the richest citizens.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Remarkable Photos of Kids and Their Pets – Part 2

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If only either one of them could read
Occasionally we come across photos that are beyond exceptional. Here are a set of photos of kids and their pets that fall into the remarkable, and breathtaking range.

Remarkable Photos Of Kids And Their Pets

Remarkable Photos Of Kids And Their Pets
“No symphony orchestra ever played music like a two-year-old girl laughing with a puppy.” Bern Williams
A child’s first pet has become accepted knowledge in recent years that children with pets receive numerous benefits including increased kindness toward other children, increased self-esteem, even stronger physical and emotional development.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Man Has Extra Bones Growing In His Body

By the time we reach middle school, one of the facts we learn in science class is that the average adult has 206 bones, give or take a few.Yet Danbury resident Dan Aziere has more than that in his body.


A lot more.
He estimates he has about 50 extra bones.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Top 25 Finalists in the 2010 Electrolux Design Lab Competition

Refrigerator of the future.
It’s not always easy to predict the future, but if we are asked to design for a particular scenario, then the job gets easy. For its 2010 competition, Electrolux Design Lab went with the theme: The 2nd Space Age; this essentially translating to designing a home environment for the year 2050, when 74% of the global population are predicted to live in urban areas. Student designers had to predict how people will prepare and store food, wash clothes, and do dishes. Quite a task but plenty of surprises from across the globe! Here are the Finalist 25, the countdown has begun!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Top 10 Photos of the Week

Sorry, but the rest of the world is laughing at you, not with you
Gloomy days often give you a gloomy outlook on life. Much like too much time in the sun will give you a sunburn, too much time in the gloom will give you a “gloomburn.” The only way to fix a gloomburn is to rub a mixture of apple pie and sunshine on the inside of your mind. Very few doctors know why it works, they just know that it does.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

What’s the Difference Between Viruses, Trojans, Worms, and Other Malware?

How much do you really know about viruses, spyware, scareware, trojans, and worms? Here’s a helpful guide to understanding all the different types of malware.
The point of today’s lesson, of course, is to help you teach your friends and family more about the different types of malware, and debunk a few of the common myths about viruses. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn a thing or two as well…

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World’s Oldest Leather Shoe Found

Three years ago, a 3,000-year old shoe was found. It was then thought to be the oldest ever found. Now archaeologists have found one about 5,500-years old in a cave in Armenia:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The World’s Most Advanced Electric Motorcycle

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The future on two wheels.
The technology behind the MotoCzysz E1pc isn’t just the future for motorcycles, it’s the future of electric vehicles. When you have 10x the battery power of a Prius and 2.5x the torque of a Ducati it’s easy to see why.Michael Czysz, the man behind the machine, has made the MotoCzysz E1pc so advanced that all the major parts of the E1pc—from its motor to its battery packs to even its aerodynamics—are all new and class leading.

7 People Who Made Millions From Trash

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“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”
Whoever said “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” might not have been speaking literally — but these seven dumpster divers prove that a little luck, a lot of patience, and a high tolerance for ickiness could mean big financial rewards.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Is The Sun About To Destroy Every Single Piece Of Electronics You Own?

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Is The Sun About To Change Our Lives Again?
We, and by “we” I mean all life on Planet Earth, owe our very existence to the Sun. It’s nothing more than a typical star, really, but without it, this planet would be as barren as the day is long. (CG: Your home for old-timey phrases.) With that in mind, here’s what could become a pretty important story as we move forward…

The Breathtaking Beauty of Lexiaguo, China

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A place so secret, few tourists know of its existence
A place in south west of Kunming, Capital city of Yunnan Province. Because of remoteness and lack of infra structure and lodging etc. This place is not listed in the tourist map of China.
The red land of the eastern river is a place where one almost can not find it in China’s tourist maps. Even if  there is, it has only a few words to introduce it.
A place in south west of Kunming, Capital city of Yunnan Province. Because of remoteness and lack of infra structure and lodging etc. This place is not listed in the tourist map of China. The red land of the eastern river is a place where one almost can not find it in China’s tourist maps. Even if  there is, it has only a few words to introduce it.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Top 10 Photos of the Week

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Always remember, your food is judging you as much as you are judging your food
Yesterday I heard someone raking their fingernails across a chalkboard and remember the hair standing up on the back of my neck. A while later I heard a young baby let loose with a blood-curdling primal scream that made my face turn pale. Then after dinner, I head the worst sound of all – dead silence. What is this world coming to? What ever happened to just-right?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Remarkable Photos of Special Forces Teams Around the World

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In this compilation of photos you can see  Special Forces teams from around the world in action. Spectacular photographs.

Incredible Sinkholes Around the World

Taichung, Taiwan, 1999: earthquake-opened sinkhole filled with molasses spilled from nearby storage tanks.
Sinkholes tend to appear suddenly, and while particular regions are famously prone to sinkholes they happen all over the world.  Sinkholes form when the bedrock or soil underneath subsides, forcing the topsoil (or in many cases concrete) to collapse. They can be exceptionally large (several hundred meters in diameter and depth) and can swallow everything directly above.  They’ve been known to “swallow” cars, homes, businesses, and other structures.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Gigantic Sinkhole Opens Up In Guatemalan City

This can’t be real” was my first thought. Then I checked the source: The Guatemalan government. What you are looking at here is a sinkhole that just appeared in the Zone 2 of Ciudad de Guatemala. And it’s very real.

Top 10 Photos of the Week..

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Where do you go when your body gets broken? Apparently to this guy
It’s been a tough week. I started off by saying, “Boy this is going to be a tough week!” and it most certainly was. Last week I started off by saying, “Wow, this is going to be an easy week,” and that was also true. So this week I’m going to start off by saying, “Hey, this looks like a terrific week for jumping off cliffs.” Self-fulfilling prophecy, or a new member of the Dead-Editors Society? You decide.

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