Friday, April 29, 2011

World's largest natural mirror

Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt flat. It is located in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes. When it is covered with water, the Salar de Uyuni reflects the sky. The salt is over 10 meters thick in the center. In the dry season, the salt planes are a completely flat expanse of dry salt, but in the wet season, it is covered with a thin sheet of water which makes the most beautiful reflections.

Unusual way of fishing

In a small village called Weligamma (Sri Lanka), local fisherman have adopted an almost unique way of fishing. Each fisherman has a long pole with a crossbar that is stuck in the seabed close to the shore. The fishermen swim out to these poles and then perch on the crossbar, cast out their lines, and wait patiently for a nibble. The origin of this unusual fishing technique is unknown, but it is so successful that each stilt position is highly prized and handed down from father to son.

Woman with horn

101-year-old Zhang Ruifang has a strange growth appearing on her forehead. It has reached more than two inches long.. Another one is also spotted growing on the other side.

World's deadliest caterpillar

Lonomia Obliqua is the world’s deadliest and most poisonous caterpillar.

Monkey festival


Every year the people of Lop Buri, Thailand, hold a party for the hundreds of macaques that live around the Prang Sam Yot temple.  The annual monkey festival takes place in the last weekend of November and is a major attraction for locals and tourists. The monkeys have become such a part of the local life that the party is held to thank them for drawing tourism to the town. The foods weighing around 2000 kg are provided by locals who believe donating the food to the monkeys will bring them good fortunecakes.

Amazing animal: The punk turtle

Highlights of the Royal Wedding 2011

source: BBC news

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Facebook updates via post

Imagine this. Your parents, your cousins and everyone else in the family is active on Facebook but for your grandparents who either don’t use a computer yet or find Facebook too confusing and therefore stay away from it. Well, the good old way is to print your status updates and any photos that you may have recently uploaded to Facebook on paper and send them to her via snail mail just like a newspaper. There’s an interesting Facebook service called PostEgram that will automatically create full-colored printed newsletters of your status updates and your Facebook photos and it will send them to your loved ones via post.

It works something like this. You authorize the app with Facebook Connect so that it can access your pictures and status updates. Then select profiles of your Facebook contacts who you want to include in the newsletter. Finally, pay via PayPal and you are done. The service starts at $5 per month.

Bizarre cakes

World's longest hair

According to Guinness the world's longest documented hair belongs to Xie Qiuping (China) at 5.627 m (18 ft 5.54 in) when measured on May 8, 2004. She has been growing her hair since 1973 from the age of 13.

Amazing wooden gadgets

This is a Russian made mobile , a man builds new cases for mobile phones from apple tree wood. He fully disassembles the new devices and carve a piece-of-art wooden cases for them, each small part gets its own wooden case – the antenna, the sim-card, the battery.

Made in Ukraine.  all the exterior metal parts from the car are removed and replaced them with wooden panels which are used for the floor parquet.
The wooden bodies are made of different finewoods such as ebony (Diospyros celebia), sapele (Entandophragma 
cylindricum) and merbau (Intsia palembanica).
If you live in Russia you can get a wooden PC. It is made of you finest mahogany with each smallest detail precisely curved and polished.

unusual color picks for hair

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