29 September 2013

10 companies profiting the most from war

The business of war is profitable. In 2011, the 100 largest contractors sold $410 billion in arms and military services. Just 10 of those companies sold over $208 billion.

These companies have benefited tremendously from the growth in military spending in the U.S., which by far has the largest military budget in the world. In 2000, the U.S. defense budget was approximately $312 billion. By 2011, the figure had grown to $712 billion. Arm sales grew alongside general defense spending growth. SIPRI noted that between 2002 and 2011, arms sales among the top 100 companies grew by 51%.

Here are the 10 companies that profit the most from war:

10. United Technologies (UTX)

Arm sales: $11.6 billion, total sales: $58.2 billionGross profit: $5.3 billion, total workforce: 199,900 United Technologies makes a wide range of arms — notably military helicopters, including the Black Hawk helicopter for the U.S. Army and the SeaHawk helicopter for the U.S. Navy.[logo]

Real Names of Bollywood Actors

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15 CelebritiesWho Were Ugly Ducklings?

We all have the misguided notion that celebrities must have had easy lives even as children but little do we know that many of them grew up as ugly ducklings!

Ryan Seacrest

Take Ryan Seacrest, who is nearly unrecognizable as the man he grew up to become. Not only did he have a bad haircut and ugly glasses but he was also a chubby child. Hard to believe!

Sarah Jessica Parker

Long before Sex and the City, Sarah was just a young lady with a head full of frizzy hair. Yet another Hollywood stylist miracle!

Kelly Osbourne
Most of us saw Kelly Osbourne grow up as an overweight teen as she was in the spotlight due to her famous father. Who knew she would lose weight and grow up to be quite an attractive young lady?

Kate Hudson
I'm just going to have to assume that Kate was caught at a bad moment making an awkward face because surely she couldn't have been that ugly as a child!

Adam Lambert
In high school, Adam didn't look anything like the flashy, flamboyant personality we know from American Idol. Believe it or not, he weighed 250 pounds back then!

Demi Moore
Talk about unrecognizable! You can hardly even tell that Demi Moore was a little girl in this childhood photo.

Eminem acts ultra cool now, but he wasn't always. Check out this picture of him as a teen when he was a big dork!

Charlize Theron
Who knew that the nerd in the huge glasses would one day grow up to become one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood?

Taylor Swift
Corn rows were not the look Taylor should have been going for when she was a kid. Even she has admitted that she was an ugly duckling as a child.

Avril Lavigne
You can't see any of the punk rocker that Avril became in the plain Jane childhood photo on the left. She wasn't exactly ugly, but she certainly wasn't a head turner.

Zac Efron
It's hard to imagine the hunky Zac as anything but handsome, but he definitely went through an awkward stage right around when puberty hit. Thankfully everything fell into place in the end!

George Clooney
One of Hollywood's hunkiest men looks like he cut his own hair as a child. He probably stole his grandpa's glasses, too.

Elle MacPherson
Long before Elle became a world famous supermodel, she was an ordinary little girl with a tomboy haircut! It's amazing what puberty and a stylist can do!

Matthew Lewis
In Matthew's case, we all know he was an ugly duckling as a child because we saw him grow up through the Harry Potter movies playing the role of Neville. The real surprise here is how handsome he turned out in the end!

Kristen Stewart
Say what you will about Kristen Stewart's acting, but you have to admit that she looks a lot better now than she did when she was a kid. Even though she was actually smiling, her shapeless haircut left her looking like a tomboy.


Julian Beever's 3d Street Art

Julian Beever is an English chalk artist who has been creating trompe-l'œil chalk drawings on pavement surfaces since the mid-1990s. He uses a projection technique called anamorphosis to create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the correct angle. It is often possible to position a person within the image as if they were interacting with the scene.

Julian Beever

27 September 2013

15 Facts You Did Not Know about Caffeine

#15 Caffeine Is Actually White

If you thought that caffeine is the same color as coffee, then you are wrong. Although most caffeinated beverages have a dark color, caffeine is actually white. It is a crystalline substance and bitter in taste. This description matches cocaine in a lot of ways as well.

15 Things Worth Knowing About Coffee

22 September 2013

This Guy Is a Successful Actor But We Bet You Won’t Recognise Him (19 pics)

Doug Jones has done many film roles but is usually cast in fiction, fantasy and horror movies that require him to play nonhuman characters in which he is completely transformed with costumes and makeup. Here are some of his roles…

World's most flexible girl comes from Russia

Julia Gunthel, a native of Naberezhniye Chelny, Russia, is considered the most flexible girl in the world. She is known to her fans as Zlata.

Funny Animal GIFs

I am head over heels for this kibble

10 Funny Photos of Fashion-Forward Animals

Photographer Yago Partal has concocted a hilarious series of portraits featuring well dressed wild beasts. These photos are sure to inspire both awe and your Friday night attire.

21 September 2013

Interesting Graphs

15 Worst Plastic Surgery Fails

Emma Watson GQ Magazine Photoshoot

For more than a decade, Emma Watson was known to the world as the clean-cut Hermione in the multi-billion-dollar Harry Potter franchise. Now, we're introducing the 22-year-old superstar as you've never seen her before. Watson talks stardom, sex and stalkers with Dylan Jones as well as poses for a stunning photo shoot in character as Nicki, her pole-dancing Valley vixen in Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring. 



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