30 January 2014

Manchineel - World's Most Dangerous Tree

Manchineel (Hippomane mancinella) is a dangerously poisonous tree reaching up to 15 meters in height with alternate shiny green leaves and spikes of small green flowers. The fruit is greenish to yellow-green at ripeness. In less than an hour, severe dermatitis takes effect. This poisonous tree can be found in the Southern parts of Florida as well as many parts of the Caribbean, Central America, and Northern South America.

The manchineel’s milky white sap is incredibly caustic and poisonous as well – even a drop could cause skin blisters, dermatitis, swelling or burns. This happens a lot with unsuspecting travelers who use the tree for shelter from the rains. The sap is so caustic that even the rain drops coming from the branches can cause burns. The bark is poisonous too – burning it releases a smoke that causes temporary (and in some cases, permanent) blindness. Considering all the ways it can hurt you, it’s no wonder the manchineel currently holds the Guinness record for world’s most dangerous tree.

Paper Sculpture by Veska Abad

29 January 2014

Amazing Pencil Art

Amir Khan and Katrina Kaif on cover of Ishq Magazine

Chinese Students Tie Their Hair to the Ceiling to Prevent Falling Asleep

Now this is what I call pure genius. Why didn’t I think of this when I was a college student struggling to stay awake all night? As you can see in the pictures, these Chinese university students have resorted to tying up their hair using clothespins. Every time they nod off, the pins will pull on their hair, jerking them awake.

The technique became popular after two students at the Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University in Fujian province uploaded pictures of themselves on Weibo. Chen Tang, 20 and her roommate Huang Lu, 21, had been struggling with a huge workload and needed a quick fix to fight the urge to nap.

They had tried the regular methods – caffeine, push-ups and cranking up the air-conditioning – but none of that worked. That’s when they decided to hit the history books for a solution. Chen and Huang read about two famous Chinese scholars who practiced extreme methods to keep their minds alert.

Crazy Pant Idea

Lightning flash photography (22 Pics)

This photographer really is the master of flash photography... after capturing these incredible lightning bolts.
Michael Bath, from McLeans Ridges in New South Wales, Australia, estimates that in his lifetime he has taken more than 3,500 images of lightning bolts illuminating the sky.
The photographer said that he followed his first lightning storm in November 1988, and, on December 2, 1988, took his first images of the powerful bolts

28 January 2014

Artist draws Doodles on her thighs

Jody Steel draws detailed pictures on her thigh, often during lectures, and her tattoo-like artwork has attracted international attention, hundreds of thousands of views on the Web and even some job offers.

"It was a lot easier and faster to do the drawings on my legs," she told the Daily News.

26 January 2014

A Russian Mother Portrays Her Sons' Silent Communication With Animals

These beautiful photos capture the tender moments between two young boys who share a unique bond with animals.

Elena Shumilova, from Andreapol, Russia, began taking pictures of her sons Yaroslav and Vanya in early 2012 when she received her first professional camera.

The pair were immediately accepted by the animals from a young age and their incredible bond continues to strengthen as they get older.

Elena, 32, was able to capture images her boys playing with such animals as rabbits, dogs, cats and ducks as they become totally immersed in their communication with their furry friends.

23 January 2014

Meanwhile in America (18 Photos)

Amazing pictures – 18 pics

The Human Tree man *Warning Graphic* (13 photos)

Indonesian fisherman, Dede Koswara, has been suffering from a rare skin disease called Human Pappiloma Virus since he cut his leg as a teenager. HIs skin appears to have tree roots growing out if it. He has been dubbed the ‘Tree Man’ and doctors from around the world are working on a cure.

22 January 2014

Awesome Indian Kid Tears Up Stage

Celebrities, Then And Now – Pics

Google Crafting Contact Lenses for Diabetes

Google is working on contact lenses with special sensors to monitor diabetes blood sugar levels. The lens measures blood sugar levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and miniature blood-sugar sensor embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material.

“Uncontrolled blood sugar puts people at risk for a range of dangerous complications, some short-term and others longer term, including damage to the eyes, kidneys, and heart,” the project's co-founders, Brian Otis and Babak Parviz, write on Google’s blog. "A friend of ours told us she worries about her mom, who once passed out from low blood sugar and drove her car off the road."

21 January 2014

The Top 10 Tallest Dog Breeds in the World

These Are the Certified Tallest Dog Breeds in the World. Here you will find the tallest breed of dog or the tallest individual dog attained by a particular dog in a particular breed. Like for instance, you will see that the tallest breed of dog is the Irish Wolfhound but you noticed that a particular individual dog breed of Great Dane is taller.

This particular situation explains that on the average, Irish Wolfhound is the tallest although there are some individual dog breeds that can be taller. These dogs may not be the most expensive in the world, but you will sure spend a lot for their food consumption.
Here are the tallest dog breeds in the world.

1. Irish Wolfhound
On the average, the Irish Wolfhound is the tallest dog breed in the world. The minimum height of this breed is a stunning 82 centimeter tall. As it name Implies, it came from Ireland in Europe.

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20 January 2014

Ultimate Royal Guards Fail Compilation

Laxey Wheel : World's Largest Water Wheel - Laxey Village

The Laxey Wheel (also known as Lady Isabella) is a large waterwheel built in the village of Laxey in the Isle of Man. Designed by Robert Casement, it has a 72-foot-6-inch (22.1 m) diameter, is 6 feet (1.83 m) wide and revolves at approximately three revolutions per minute.

It was built in 1854 to pump water from the mineshafts and named "Lady Isabella" after the wife of Lieutenant Governor Charles Hope who was the island's governor at that time. The Laxey Wheel is the largest working waterwheel in the world. The wheel was used to pump water from the Glen Mooar part of the ‘Great Laxey Mines’ industrial complex.

The Man Who Moved a Mountain

The mountain man – Late Dashrath Manjhi. Every morning, for 22 long years, a frail, diminutive man, barefoot and clad in a loin cloth, would trudge two kilometers to a hillock of solid rock and chip away at it with a hammer and chisel. His twenty two years of hard work was inspired by his love, his wife.


19 January 2014

A Homeless Dog’s Dying Wish Granted

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Things That Kill More People Than Sharks

Bet You Will See This Picture Twice

Nargis Fakhri Hot Photo Shoot For L Officiel Magazine

10 Innovative and Useful Gadgets

10. Wine Finer Aerator

Nuance Wine Finer Aerator. Four functions, one amazing invention. Serving wine gets a whole lot simpler with the Nuance Wine Finer Aerator. Danish designers combine an aerator, filter, non-spill pourer, and stopper into one do-it-all instrument the size of a fountain pen. Just insert the Nuance Wine Finer Aerator into your bottle and pour. Wine flows through 32 aeration vents while an inner stainless steel screen filters out sediment and cork. Stand your bottle upright and the pourer catches any drips.
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Shetland Ponies In Sweaters

These Shetland Ponies are official ambassadors of Visit Scotland tourism campaign. Photographer Rob McDougall captured two ponies -- Fivla and Vitamin dressed in traditional Scottish cardigans. Both Fivla and Vitamin are from Thordale Shetland Stud Centre.

18 January 2014

Voxan's Most Powerful Electric Motorcycle In the World

French motorcycle manufacturer Voxan introduced the Wattman, which it claims is the "most powerful electric motorcycle in the world," at the Paris Motorcycle Show on December 2. The Wattman is a big, beefy hulk of a machine, measuring 7.7 feet long and weighing in at 772 pounds. Its 200-horsepower motor can accelerate from 0-100mph in 5.9 seconds, with a top speed of 106mph.

10 most scariest places in Asia

10. Tat Tak School, Hong Kong

Said to be one of the most haunted locations in Hong Kong, the now-abandoned Tat Tak School is the subject of many frightening tales, including reports of suicide and the ghost of a woman in red. Some cabbies refuse to take the road that leads to the school, which is surrounded by graves and also reportedly haunted.
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11 January 2014

Most Beautiful Railway Stations Around the World

Antwerp Central Station, Belgium

Antwerpen-Centraal is the name of the main railway station in the Belgian city of Antwerp. The station is operated by the national railway company NMBS

Weird and Funny Beds

Vertical Bed

09 January 2014

Amazing Art Made on Dusty Cars (33 pics)

Innovative Kitchen Gadgets

Here are some strange ,creative and unusual kitchen gadgets ever made.These gadgets can make your kitchen work very easy and I hope you will like to have these unusual kitchen gadgets at your home.

06 January 2014

Yelena Gadzhievna Isinbayeva Photoshoot

Yelena Gadzhievna Isinbayeva born 3 June 1982 is a Russian pole vaulter. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist (2004 and 2008), a three-time World Champion (2005, 2007 and 2013) and the current world record holder in the event.

Isinbayeva has been a major champion on nine occasions (Olympic, World outdoor and indoor champion and European outdoor and indoor champion). She was also the jackpot winner of the IAAF Golden League series in 2007 and 2009.

Isinbayeva was named Female Athlete of the Year by the IAAF in 2004, 2005 and 2008, and World Sportswoman of the Year by Laureus in 2007 and 2009. She was given the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports in 2009. She is one of only eight athletes (along with Valerie Adams, Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jacques Freitag, Jana Pittman, Dani Samuels, and David Storl) to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior level of an athletic event.

Antogo: Crazy Fishing Ritual in Mali

Just beneath the village of Bamba, in the Northern part of Dogon country in Mali, lies a small, yet sacred lake, where fishing is permitted only once a year – during the unique ritual called Antogo.

In the past, Bamba was covered with lush green forests and the lake, the water of which was considered sacred and populated by good spirits, offered tons of fish to the villagers. But as time passed, the climate changed and the region transformed itself from a green zone into an arid, dry, infertile, rocky area. The small lake remained the last vestige of an once fertile land.

On the day of Antogo hundreds of Dogon come from all parts of the country to Bamba’s lake, a pond the size of an Olympic swimming pool. They crowd around the lake – kids, young and old men – armed with cone-shaped fishing baskets and other hand made tools to catch the fish. Women are not allowed to participate in the ritual as they are considered impure owing to their menstrual cycle. The rest get busy preparing for the celebration, braiding their hair and pounding millet for the big feast.

All of a sudden 400 bare-chested men jump wildly into the lake grabbing whatever they can. About 15 minutes later a gunshot marks the end of the ritual. All fish captured are put into a leather bag and given to the oldest man of Bamba, who will ensure proper distribution among all villages.


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