Jun 30, 2008

Plane landed on Villa Roof

Last week, a small plane crashed into Vezenobres, a small town in the Southern coast of France and landed on a villa roof. Take a look at the picture above. It is believed that engine failure forced the pilot to land on the roof. Luckily no one was hurt in the accident. Link

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The Buzzball

Take a look at the red ball in the picture above. This is Buzzball, an interesting product to play around. Wait, this is not like ordinary bikes or vehicles. The Buzzball delivers a thrill like no other interactive ride can, where the pilot has the power to create their own unique ride experience. The Buzzball is a future product that is right now in development.

At the heart of the Buzzball is a dual motor configuration, enabling the pilot to control the motion and direction of travel via left and right control triggers, which provides power to the driving wheels. The amount of power applied to each wheel will determine the direction the Buzzball moves. Powering one wheel will spin the pod and pilot on it's axis around the inside of the ball changing the direction of travel. If power is applied equally to both wheels the pod will rear up as the wheels climb up the face of the ball forcing the ball to rotate around the pod and powering the Buzzball forward. Link

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Jun 28, 2008

Galaxies of Coma Cluster

Take a look at the picture above. This is a picture of the Coma Cluster, a large cluster of galaxies that contains more than 1000 galaxies. Each of these galaxies houses billions of stars. The Coma Cluster is so big it takes light millions of years just to go from one side to the other! The cluster's mean distance from Earth is 99 Mpc (321 million light years). Light from the Coma Cluster takes hundreds of millions of years to reach earth.

Most galaxies in Coma and other clusters are ellipticals, although some are spirals. The central region of Coma Cluster is dominated by two giant elliptical galaxies: NGC 4874 and NGC 4889. Both dwarf, as well as giant ellipticals, are found in abundance in the Coma Cluster. NASA

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Tractors on Road

Last week, hundreds of farmers came out to the roads of Brussels, Belgium along with truckers and taxi drivers. They blocked the city center with their vehicles, in protest against the rising fuel price. The above image is from that protest.

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Jun 27, 2008

Casino De Venezia Ad

Take a look at these photographs. They shows how an interesting advertisement for "Casino De Venezia" was displayed in an airport. Creative idea. What you say?

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Chinese Flying Saucer

Finally, we will be able to see men-made flying saucers in our skies! A Chinese company has invented a prototype flying saucer that can hover in the sky at heights upto 3,200 feet and can be controlled remotely. The unmanned flying saucer is 1.2 metres (4 feet) in diameter and is able to take off and land vertically. Its top speed is 80 km (50 miles) per hour.

Harbin Smart Special Aerocraft Co Ltd, the company who invented this interesting flying saucer has successfully tested it in the skies above Harbin City in China's Heilongjiang Province. It is reported that the company has spent 28 million yuan (about 4.1 million dollars) in the project and it took them 12 years to develop the prototype flying saucer. This propeller driven, remotely controlled flying saucer can be used for aerial photography, geological surveys and emergency lighting. Link

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Jun 26, 2008

When a Panda Sneezes..

I am sure that you all love Panda. Ever seen a sneezing Panda? Take a look at this funny animal video, where a baby Panda sneezes and shocks it's mother. As the topic of Panda came out, you can also read my earlier post on Two Kissing Pandas!

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Toaster that pops toast to 8ft

Freddie Yauner, 26, from London, set a World Record by creating a toaster that pops toast 8ft 6ins high into the air. Can you believe this? This record was first of it's kind in the record books and an adjudicator who was present to witness the attempt confirmed it as an World record. Freddie Yauner is an art student and he used a high-pressure CO2 gas system and mechanical ram to create the toaster. He demonstrated his creation during the graduate show in the Royal College of Art. Link

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Jun 25, 2008

Sheep Advertising!

Take a look at the picture above. Back in 2006, Hotels.nl, an online hotel reservation company in Netherlands used the sheep for outdoor advertising. They displayed their logo on royal blue waterproof blankets worn by sheep.The company sponsored about 144 sheep in flocks throughout the country and spend 1 Euro per day per ship. It was a creative idea. But, I think that using animals as advertising billboards may not be an acceptable idea for all. What you think about it?

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Smoking Kills More Video

Take a look at this short video. It says "Smoking Kills More". What does it mean? It means that smoking kills more people than war. It was prepared by F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi of Brazil, for a Brazilian insurance company called UNIMED.

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Go for Blogging

Blogging is full of fun and I love it. You can do many things with your blog. In blogging you can open up, write and express yourself through words. So, it is a right medium to express your thoughts and feelings. Through blogging you can also know and meet a lot of like minded people. So, blogging can give you lots of enjoyment and mental support. Facing problem in life? Go for blogging and throw away all your mental stress, emotional breakdown, depression and other disturbances. I am sure that soon happiness will replace all your mental disturbances and you will start to enjoy blogging like me and thousands of other bloggers.

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Jun 24, 2008

Rap Music Videos on RapArtists.com

Love rap music? Want to watch some cool rap music videos? I think you should visit Rap Artists (RapArtists.com), a resourceful site dedicated to rap music. On RapArtists.com, you will find latest rap music news, rap album info, lyrics, rap music videos and anything related to hip hop scene. So, it is a one stop resource site for the fans of hip hop music.

I like their video section. The rap music videos featured on their site includes all kind of videos - from old favorites to latest releases by new hip hop artists. So, stay assured to get all your favorite rap music videos on their site. The quality of their videos are also good and you can easily find a video by searching with a keyword or artist's name.

Want to know more about your favorite hip hop artists? Check the 'artists listing' section on their site. They have individual pages for each of those artists. The artists page contains biography, discography, lyrics, videos, pictures, ringtones etc. Looking for the lyrics of your favorite songs? Don't worry! They also lists some popular Rap Lyrics on their site. I am sure that you will get the lyrics of your favorite rap songs on their database.

So, for any kind of information about your favorite hip hop music, hip hop artists and hip hop music related news, visit Rap Artists today. To enjoy all the benefits of their site, you can become a member of their community. Membership is free and as a member you will be able to meet new people and make new friends. I am sure that soon you will get addicted to their site! Because hip hop music really rocks!

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Zero Dollar Bill

Take a look at the picture above. This a zero value US Dollar bill, designed by Brian Romero. According to the artist, this zero dollar bill was inspired by high oil prices and a devalued dollar. In my view, this is a nice artwork. What you think? Link

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Wheelchair rider charged with Drunk driving

Australian police have charged a man in wheelchair with drunk driving. Why? The man was driving a motorized wheelchair in a major highway of Cairns, Queensland and was so drunk that he was asleep at the controls of his wheelchair. So, police arrested him and found that the man had a blood alcohol reading of 0.31. According to police, wheelchairs, bicycles, horses and skateboards are considered to be vehicles under the state's road laws. So, the man have been charged with drunk driving. Reuters

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International Space Station nearing completion

The construction of International Space Station (ISS) is gradually moving towards completion. Earlier this month, astronauts added the Japanese Kibo Science Laboratory to the space station. The above picture shows different modules of ISS, along with the big solar panels and a robotic arm. This picture was taken by the Discovery space shuttle crew, after leaving the ISS this month.

The construction of ISS was started back in 1998. Take a look at the following picture to see how ISS looked like seven years earlier. This picture was taken by Endeavor crew in December, 2001. There is definitely a big difference between these two picture.

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Jun 23, 2008

I love Cufflinks

I love to dress well. Though, I am not a big fan of formal dresses, I love to wear a formal when attending business meetings. By formal I mean, shirt and trouser with perfect matching tie. When I wear a formal dress, normally I avoid chains or other jewelery. But, I never forget to use the cufflink. Yes, cufflink. For me, it is not just a part of the regular clothing accessories, but a part of my style statement.

I love cufflinks and I have a good collection of cufflinks with different styles. Whenever I go for shopping in a new place, I love to buy cufflinks. So, I have a pretty good collection. The gold cufflinks are my favorite. They perfectly matches with my shirts and gives me comfort while I am on a formal dress. Well, I also use cufflinks made from stainless steel, crystal and stones.

So, what about you? Do you love cufflinks? What is your view about them as a part of style statement. Feel free to share your thoughts.

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Is this how people fall in Love?

Take a look at the picture above. These two cute babies are exchanging their thoughts while their parents were busy in shopping. When I look at these two babies, lots of questions arises on my mind. What they are talking? Is this how people fall in love? I don't have the answer to these questions. But, I love this picture and hope that you will also like it.

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Singing Wolves of China

Wolves in a Chinese zoo can sing a song. Can you believe this? Sounds strange, but it is true. All 30 wolves at the Chongqing Wild Zoo, China can sing to a rhythm and now they are ready to learn disco dancing!

How all these started? Luo Yong, who works at Chongqing Wild Zoo, told local media that he discovered the wolves' talents by accident, when he was playing guitar and singing the song 'I Am A Wolf From The North'. Listening to his song, a wolf walked up to him and howled with the rhythm. The wolf also patted the guitar strings with his claw. It gave Luo a hint and he started to teach the wolves to sing.

Now all the 30 wolves can sing. Luo is searching someone to write a song for the wolves and teach them some disco dancing!

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Jun 21, 2008

The Phone Car

Take a look at "the Phone Car"! This unique car was created by businessman Howard Davis as a way to promote his telephone company, Datel Communications. The Phone Car is built on a 1975 model Volkswagen Beetle chassis. It has an aluminum body and a tinted windshield which allows the driver to see clearly. As a horn, this phone car has a telephone ringer! Link

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Ban on "Brainstorming"

No more brainstorming! Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in Kent has banned the use of term "brainstorming" and replaced it with "thought showers". Why? Because the officials of the council thinks that the term "brainstorming" might offend epileptics or the mentally ill people.

Now, council staff have been sent memos about the change and even sent on training courses to start using the term. But,many people are not happy with the change and thinks that "brainstorming" is a clear and descriptive phrase. Well, only time will tell us about the results of this change.

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Jun 20, 2008

Ice found in polar region of Mars

Scientists of NASA said that they have discovered ice in the polar region of planet Mars. The ice was discovered when the Phoenix Mars lander was digging a trench in the soil of Martian arctic region. During the digging process, chunks of bright material were exposed, which later vanished. Take a look at the photograph above. So, scientists believes that the chunks of bright material was frozen water, that vaporized after being exposed. NASA

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Blogging with Laptop

HP Pavilion zv6115EA.Image via Wikipedia

Recently, I bought a Lenovo laptop for my personal use. It is not a costly one. But it has all the functions, latest processor and enough memory. Now I am using this laptop to write and update my blog posts. It is really a good tool for blogging. It not only gives me freedom to blog from anywhere but also takes up very small space on my desk. Now my home is Wi-Fi enabled and I can blog from anywhere.

Why I am telling all these? I am not writing this post to endorse any product. I just want to say that having a laptop is beneficial for bloggers. It gives you freedom to work. So, if you are a blogger and you can afford a laptop, then you must buy one. I can bet it, a laptop will help you to take your blogging experience to next level.
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Jun 19, 2008

EMA : The Girlfriend Robot

Finally a girlfriend robot has arrived! Sega Toy's, a Japanese firm has developed a female humanoid robot that can kiss on command! They call it EMA (Eternal Maiden Actualisation) and it will go on sale in September 2008, for around $175. This battery powered robot can also hand out business cards, sing and dance. The firm hopes that it will be a perfect toy for lonely men. Pic. Reuters

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Food, Vitamins and Your Health

Vitamins are essential for a healthy body. That's why we must know about the amount of vitamin necessary to take per day. The majority of people actually refer to nutrients when they use the word vitamin and food manufacturers are aware that a person is looking at minerals and other items when they are considering their good food health vitamin intake. So, the food health vitamin intake amounts of certain foods are included in the nutritional labelling. This labelling is meaningful for a person to toss around and helps confirm that they are taking the correct food health vitamin intake from the foods that they eat. The nutritional information is often represented as a percentage of the recommended daily allowance of each vitamin and mineral and can help assess the value of the foods in the quest for good food health vitamin intake.

There are also a number of items that a person may want to restrict in their diet as part of their good food vitamin intake program. Again, the nutritional labelling of certain foods can help a person to see how high a product is in these undesirable contents. Salt and fat, for example, may be items that a person wants to consider limiting as part of their good food health vitamin intake even though they are not strictly vitamins. Fiber is another element that many people are more aware of as forming an essential part of a balanced diet and is necessary for good food health vitamin intake.

If you are on a restricted diet for any reason then you need to pay even more attention to the vitamin intake. Obviously, some foods contain different nutrients to others and this is applicable to vitamins as well and it may be more difficult for a person to achieve their good food health vitamin intake if they are unable to eat certain foods. Vitamin supplements can form an essential part of a good food health vitamin intake for people who are unable to obtain their vitamins from their normal diet.

Also keep it on your mind that the good food health vitamin intake for a person varies throughout their life depending on their general health. So, decide it yourself how much you need to take and go for good nutritious foods that contains enough vitamin to supplement your daily needs.

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Jun 18, 2008

Trouble : World's Richest Dog

This is 'Trouble', the World's richest dog. How? New York hotel billionaire Leona Helmsley (in the pictures above), left £6million for Trouble after her death. Mrs Helmsley stated it on her will. She had a soft spot for her dog and also mentioned on her will that the dog must be buried next to her in Helmsley mausoleum.

But relatives of Mrs Helmsley challenged the will and succeeded in reducing the dog's inheritance to just £1m. Judge Renee Roth, of the Manhattan Surrogate Court, accepted a settlement between Mrs Helmsley's heirs and the New York State Attorney General's office. The deal awarded £3m to Mrs Helmsley's two grandchildren who had been cut out of her will due to some unknown reasons.

Carl Lekic, the general manager of a Helmsley hotel in Florida is the new caretaker of Trouble. He said that £1m would be enough money to pay for the dog's maintenance and welfare at the highest standards of care for more than 10 years. The money would cover annual costs of £50,000 for full-time security, £4,000 for grooming and £600 for food. He will be paid a £30,000 annual guardian fee under the terms of the inheritance. Link

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Expensive Door Lock Ad

This meaningful print ad was prepared for Schlage. It tells "Expensive. . . for many reasons" and shows a door hand-lock with a price tag and tells how much you will save from it! By this, they mean that you will protect your home by using this expensive safe door lock. It was done by Ongoing, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Jun 17, 2008

Pond's Facial Scrub Live Billboard

Take a look at the picture above. It shows a live billboard prepared to advertise Pond's Anti-Bacterial Facial Scrub in Philippines. In this interesting billboard a real man cleans the pore area where pimples grows in our skin. It says "Cleans pores. Fights pimples." This billboard was prepared by advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather. Creative Director was Gavin Simpson. Watch the video to get a closer look at the working man.

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Jun 16, 2008

The Angel Sword Guitar

Take a look at this piece of custom-made guitar. It is called "Angel Sword Guitar" and it was created for the popular Japanese rock band Alfee's guitarist Takamizawa. It was definitely a remarkable design. But, I am sure that it will require some special practice sessions to play it on a concert! What you say?

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WWF Rainforest Print Ad

A simple but meaningful print ad for World Wildlife Fund (WWF). It tries to depict the scene after felling of trees in rain forest and says: "250 000 hectares of rainforest are mown down every week. Preserve forests by only buying wood that carries the FSC label."

Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris, France
Creative Director: Olivier Altmann
Art Director: Reza Behnam
Copywriter: Reza Behnam
Photographer: Vincent Dixon

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Cat adopts a Rat in China

A pet cat in Yantai City, China has adopted a rat and shocked everyone in the locality. Sun Shujun, the owner of the cat said that the rat has been living with the female cat since four kittens were born. The rat not only drinks cat's milk, but also plays with the kittens. It is now the 4th week of their odd relationship and all of them are happy! Similarly last year, a dog in China adopted a piglet.

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Jun 15, 2008

Vaccines, Our Life and Vaccinated

Do you think that our World is a safer place to live? I don't think so. In fact, our World is a dying planet with lots of sins like deadliest, infectious diseases. So, how can we call it safe? Today we are alive on this planet only because of the hard work of thousands of researchers around the World. I am talking about the researchers who dedicated their lives to develop vaccines against the deadly diseases.

Recently I came to know about a book named "Vaccinated: One Man's Quest to Defeat the World's Deadliest Diseases", which was written by Dr. Paul Offit. This book gives us a better view of the real condition of World. It is an inspirational tale of the medical history of vaccines and the fight of humankind against the deadly diseases. Dr. Paul Offit is a renowned expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. He has written many scientific research papers and books on vaccines and other related areas.

The book Vaccinated tells us about the life and work of Maurice Hilleman, an American microbiologist who developed dozens of vaccines and protected lives of millions of people. If you want to know more about him, you must read Vaccinated.

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World's Youngest Tattoo Artist

Meet Emilie Darrigade, 5, the World's Youngest Tattoo Artist! She etched the detailed picture of a bumble bee surrounded by a laurel crown on her dad Dave's forearm at a tattoo parlour. Under the watchful eye of professional tattooist Robin Labreche, Emilie filled in color on the design. Now she has already designed the next tattoo for her dad - a flaming skull and crossbones. Link

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Jun 14, 2008

New Spacesuits for Astronauts

NASA has chosen a new contractor to build it's new spacesuits for the post-space shuttle Constellation program. The current space shuttle fleet will retire in 2010, and the Constellation missions are set to begin in 2015. The current spacesuits used by spacewalking astronauts were designed for floating in weightlessness, not walking on the moon. So, to build new spacesuits for use in the future space missions, NASA has chosen Oceaneering International Inc of Houston.

Oceaneering International Inc defeated a bid by Exploration Systems and Technology, a joint venture of current lead spacesuit contractors United Technologies Corp's Hamilton Sundstrand of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, and ILC Dover of Frederica, Delaware. The contract, worth up to $745 million, includes design, testing, evaluation and production of two types of spacesuits. One would be worn by astronauts traveling on NASA's new Orion spaceships and be used for emergency spacewalks, and another for astronauts working on the lunar surface.

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Why I am with Blogger?

Why still I am with Blogger? Many people ask me this question. Even some of my readers gave me advice to move to my own domain. Then also I am with Blogger - the most popular free blogging platform. Why?

I am with Blogger due to a number of reasons. Let's talk about a few of them:
  • I love the Blogger platform. It is simple and easy to manage, though some popular features are missing here.
  • Blogger helps me to get some good quality traffic. It naturally drives some traffic towards me.
  • Search engines loves this platform and indexes pages very fast. I think the permalink structure is one of the reason.
  • Blogger templates are very easy to modify and there are lots free resources about Blogger over internet.
  • Though it is a sub domain, I am happy with it.
There are some others reasons that I can't share here. Well, I am happy with Blogger and I will continue blogging with Simple Browser on this free platform.
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Jun 13, 2008

What Blogging gave Me?

Why I blog? What I got from blogging? People used to ask me this type of questions. I simply give them a simple. Because I know what I got from blogging and why I blog. And they will never understand the importance and impact of blogging in my life.

I started blogging when Blogger was launched. I continued for a few months and moved towards websites. And with time my blog died. But I was never satisfied with websites. Because blogs are extremely dynamic and comes with a personal touch. So, I returned to blogging in 2006. I have created uncountable blogs. Some for my own use and some for friends. Some blogs are still alive and some lost due to inactivity. Still I love blogging and now it is my profession.

Yes, I have taken blogging as my profession and quit my managerial level job. It shocked my family members and friends. I don't care. Because this is what I love to do. Thanks God, my life partner supported me and encouraged to continue.

Now, I am a happy person. Blogging is now supporting my life and I seems like I can't live without it! Am I addicted to it? I don't know. Blogging also gifted me some nice friends. And I am sure that these friends will stay with me forever.

What about you friend? Do you love blogging? What is your story? Feel free to share it.

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104 years old Sweeps Roads for Free

Ding Youzhen, 104, has been cleaning the streets near her home in China for 84 years. According to People's Daily, she got into the habit in her twenties when she and her husband ran a teahouse. They used to sweep the roads from the port to their tea house. The tea house of her husband closed several years ago but still she sweeps roads. Interestingly she does it as a social service and never takes a fee! We think that now Ding Youzhen needs some rest and the new generation should take inspiration from this lovely grandmother.

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