Jul 31, 2008

World's First Practical Jet Pack

Glenn Martin, an inventor from New Zealand has designed a jet pack that could allow you to fly to up to a distance of 30 miles. The jet pack was unveiled in front of thousands of people at AirVenture Oshkosh 2008, a air show in Wisconsin. In the show, one person demonstrated it by flying 3 feet off the ground for 45 seconds.

Glenn Martin claims that this is the world's first practical jet pack, as it is capable of flying an average-sized pilot 30 miles in 30 minutes on a full tank of fuel. This jet pack is designed to conform the Federal Aviation Administration's definition of an ultra light vehicle. So, according to rules, it won't require a pilot's licence to fly. The inventor plans to start selling the jet pack next year, for around £50,000 per piece. Want to buy one? Well, before that have a look at the following video!

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Dog adopts White Tiger Cubs

A dog at Safari Zoological Park, zoo in Kansas has adopted three white tiger cubs, that were abandoned by their mother. The tiger cubs were born on Sunday. And a day after their birth, the mother tiger stopped caring for them. So, to save the cubs, zoo authorities put the cubs in the care of Isabella, a golden retriever. As you can see on the picture above, now the new mother takes proper care if the cubs.

This is really a heart touching news. And it proves that animals do have feelings like human and cares about other animals. Last year only, a dog in China adopted a piglet.

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Jul 30, 2008

Finding the Best Diet Pill

Dieting is a crucial but burning topic in our society. And it's importance increases when we lead a modern and busy life. To help busy people, that are worried about dieting, diet pills were developed. These pills can help people to live a tension free life. There are different types of diet pills available in the market. So, finding the best diet pill is surely a tough job. You will consult with doctors, friends and relatives. Then you will consult websites and other resources. But, how you are going to decide on the best?

If you want a quick list of best and effective diet pills, then you can visit PricesExposed.net. They offers a list of the top 10 best diet pills available in the market today. But, why only 10 products? They have reviewed over 200 different diet pills and shortlisted only the best to help the consumers. They have selected these products based on a number of factors including value for money, safety, effectiveness, quality of ingredients, extra benefits, company reputation, reorder rates and customer feedback.

Justs visit their site and you will see the list. This list comes with short product descriptions along with the ratings provided by Prices Exposed. They also lists the additional benefits that each product offers and provides links to online shops to buy those products at cheapest internet price.

So, if you want to stay ahead of others and buy the best diet pill, then visit PricesExposed.net today. Not sure about the suitable product out of those 10 listed on their site? Just read the product descriptions on the list and compare the ratings. Also give importance to added benefits that each product offers and decide on suitable one for yourself. Even you can buy that product directly through their website.

Get the right diet pill today and live a happy life. Because life is beautiful!

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World's First Grass Flip Flops

Famous doughnut firm Krispy Kreme has created the world's first grass flip flops, that is too with real and living grass. Each green flip flop will have over 5,000 blades of grass growing from its sole. Take a look at the picture above. With proper care and regular watering the world’s first grass flip flops can be kept for over four months.

Krispy Kreme is giving away these grass flip flops to stressed out commuters in London, so they can relax in their own green park. Just imagine about the feeling you will get by walking with a pair of these grass flip flops. A perfect accessory for stressed-out men and women. What you say?

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Accused Dog appeared in Court

A dog in India has appeared in the court, after it was accused of breaching the peace of locality. Chhotu, the dog, appeared in a crowded court on Thursday in the town of Purnea, Bihar.

According to a district official, the court was compelled to issue a summon to the seven year old dog, since police found that it was a threat to peace and law and order situation of the locality. In the court room, Chhotu behaved gently and did not bite or bark at anyone. Chhotu's lawyer Dilip Kumar Deepak said that jealous neighbours are trying to steal the land papers of Rajkumari Devi, the owner of Chhotu. So, the dog protects it's owner by biting those who tried to break into the house.

Well, the case will continue and Chhotu has been ordered to appear in court again on 5 August, together with his owner. Earlier in 2003, a magistrate sentenced Chhotu to death, as neighbours complained he had gone mad and bitten several people. Well, Chhotu was luck that time and animal rights activists saved his life. via BBC news

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Mystery of Northern Lights Solved?

Scientists at NASA have uncovered the mystery behind the spectacular northern lights or aurora borealis. It is the magnetic explosions about one-third of the way to the moon that powers geomagnetic storms and causes the northern lights. Five THEMIS (Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms) satellites of NASA have uncovered this secret.

How the scientists confirmed this theory? The five small THEMIS satellites observed the beginning of a geomagnetic storm in February and the ground observatories in Canada and Alaska recorded the brightening of the northern lights. The storm was triggered by a phenomenon known as magnetic reconnection at about 80,000 miles from Earth. The southern lights or aurora australis also brightened and darted across the sky at the same time.

What is magnetic reconnection? Earth's magnetic field lines are regularly stretched like rubber bands by the solar energy. But, suddenly these lines snaps and thrown back to Earth and it reconnects. This sudden change creates a short circuit and causes a burst of light and movement near the northern and southern poles. That's why we see the spectacular shapes and colors, that dances across the sky.

Scientists hopes that these findings will help in further research of the geomagnetic storms that can harm astronauts in orbit and disrupt power and communications on Earth. Well, want to see the northern lights? Take a look at this time lapse video of northern lights recorded in British Columbia, Canada..

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Blogging and Free WordPress Themes

I like Blogger platform because of it's simplicity and ease in blogging. This is the right platform to start blogging, without spending a cent. But, if you want to utilize the power of blogging, you will need some extra features that are absent on this platform. In my view, the best blogging platform in the world is WordPress. That's why, apart from this blog and a few other blogs, most of my blogs are powered by WordPress.

There are many advantages of the self-hosted WordPress blogging platform. Well, I am not going to discuss all those advantages on this post. Because you can check them by visiting WordPress.org. One thing I like about WordPress is the themes. They offers lots of options to personalize and optimize your blog. Even you can create a static portal or a news site with the help of a right theme, which is not possible with Blogger.

You can either choose a free theme or a premium theme for your WordPress blog. Premium themes comes with lots of features and customization options. But, to use them you need to spend some money. They are perfect if you want to create an unique and professional blog. On the other hand free themes means they are 'free' for use on blogs. There are thousands of free wordpress themes available in the web. All you have to do is to find the best and suitable theme.

But, how you are going to select the best free theme for your WordPress powered blog? Where you will find best free themes? Here, I would like to mention about Top WP Themes (www.TopWpThemes.com), a site dedicated to professionally designed free WordPress themes. On their site, you will be able to browse, test drive and download good quality themes for free. You can browse themes by category. For example, 2 columns, 3 columns, fixed width, right sidebar, widget ready etc.

Well, if you are new to WordPress and don't know how to install a new theme, then you must check their step-by-step guide on WordPress Theme Installation. This guide comes with some screenshot and nicely tells how to add a new theme to your blog. For any kind of help regarding themes, you can visit their support section.

My personal favorites regarding WordPress themes are the 2 column themes with right sidebar. What about you? Just browse the free themes on Top WP Themes. I am sure that you will find a suitable one for your blog.

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Jul 29, 2008

No bids for Seattle's Self-cleaning Public Toilets

Seattle's $5 million experiment with self-cleaning public toilets was a disaster. So, Seattle Public Utilities decided to sell them off via eBay auction. They have already listed the five self-cleaning public toilets on eBay. But, to their back luck, the auction failed to generate the minimum bids of $89,000 needed to win the toilets.

Interestingly, the city has already spent about $5 million on maintenance of the toilets since they were acquired in 2004. The toilets were removed as they became havens for crime at Pike Place Market, the waterfront, Pioneer Square, the Chinatown International District and Capitol Hill. Despite the failure, Seattle Public Utilities will try to sell the German-made public toilets on eBay.

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80 million year old fossil haddock

A 80 million year old fossil haddock has been discovered in a Maidstone garden pond. Interestingly, the fossil was being used by Peter Parvin, a retired policeman, as a display item in his garden pond for more than 15 years. According to Daily Mail, Mr. Parvin picked it up on a beach during a caravan holiday at Pevensey in East Sussex.

Mr. Parvin came to know about it's importance only after he mentioned about it to a volunteer from the local museum in Maidstone, Kent. The haddock will be sent to Poland for better analysis by researchers, after which Parvin will donate it to the local museum.

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Jul 28, 2008

How Fasting Helped Me?

Recently, I was advised by my doctor to go for fasting! Sounds odd? A doctor is advising a patient to go for fasting? Why? I was having some minor stomach related complications. So, I went to a family doctor, who is also a good friend of mine. He examined me complications and found that it is not a serious problem. My liver is healthy and working nicely. But, the problem is that my digestion process is running too fast and gas is developed too often in my stomach. So, he advised me to go for fasting!

What is fasting? In simple words, fasting is a process of abstaining for food and or drink for a specific period of time. The reasons of fasting may be different for different individual. Some people may go for fasting due to religious reasons, while some people may wan to fast due to personal conviction or advise. But, one thing is right that, for ages fasting has been used as an effective treatment to many common diseases and illnesses. I have found the evidence of it's effectiveness after following one month of fasting schedule.

As advised by my friend, I started my fasting on the first Monday of June. I escaped food during the day and took light food during night. This continued for the next three Mondays. And now, after fasting for four consecutive Mondays, I am feeling much better. I think, my metabolic processes are working fine and there is no sign of earlier complications. So, fasting helped me to recover from those complication, without taking any medicines.

Note: Though fasting is being used and advised for ages, it may harm you, if followed without proper guidance. In some cases fasting may result in bad effects. So, never try to go for fasting without the advise of an expert. Because, for a good health, food is necessary!

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Jul 27, 2008

Fish Pedicure with Doctor Fish

Want to go for pedicure? Cool. What about a fish pedicure? Ever heard of that kind of pedicure? Go to Yvonne Hair and Nails salon in Alexandria, Virginia, where you will get an odd pedicure treatment that is given with the help of a special type of carp called Garra rufa, or doctor fish. Take a look at the picture above and watch the video.

Actually doctor fish feed on affected and dead areas of skin. So, it is believed that it will help in growth of health skin and normally used in treatment of patients with psoriasis. But, for the first time I have heard about it's use in pedicure! Want to get your pedicure done by doctor fish? It will cost you $35 for 15 minutes and $50 for 30 minutes treatment. Image: AP

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Vinci's Mona Lisa in Lawn

Tania Ledger, a gardener from Croydon, is so obsessed with art and her garden that she has recently brightened up her lawn with the famous smile of Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. How? She had the Mona Lisa mown into her lawn in Croydon. Take a look at the pictures below.

How Tania Ledger created this beautiful garden art? He employed Chris Naylor, a 3D art expert who reconstructed the famous painting for the "The Da Vinci Code" film to do the same in her garden. The expert took two days to replicate Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa in grass, using a small lawnmower and some other garden tools.

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CLEVER - Compact Low Emission Vehicle for Urban Transport

Take a look at the vehicle in the picture above. This is CLEVER, a compact city vehicle for two with a tandem seat constellation and very low emission. It's length is 3066 mm, the width is 998 mm and the height is 1388 mm. The wheelbase is 2450 mm, the track width is 835 mm. The gross weight of CLEVER is less than 400 kg.

At the front there is a 17" wheel whilst at the rear there are two 18" wheels. As a result of its low width the vehicle is designed to tilt when cornering and has a computer-controlled hydraulic rolling system which results in a driving experience with zero lateral forces at tilting angles of up to 45°, similar to riding a motorcycle.

Its low kerb weight and a front-end surface area of just 1 m2 means that a gas-powered engine of just 15 kW can be used to power CLEVER. This will generate CO2 emissions of less than 60 g/km. Its top speed is approx. 100 kph, acceleration from 0 - 60 kph is less than 7 seconds and its range is approx. 200 km. Though it has a plastic body, an aluminum space frame construction will provide passive safety to the riders. via www.clever-project.net

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Six-legged Deer found in Georgia

A six-legged deer has been discovered after being attacked by two dogs in Everett Springs, Georgia, US. The deer has got two distinct pelvises and uses one leg from each to walk. It had two tails. But now, due to the injuries caused by the dogs, one of its two tails had to be amputated.

The six-legged deer is now recovering at West Rome Animal Clinic in Rome, Georgia. Once it has recovered, it is likely to be to be taken the deer facility at the University of Georgia.

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Jul 26, 2008

Tom Grizzard wins Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest

Tom Grizzard, a white-bearded man from Leesburg, Florida, won this year's Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest. The contest was organized at Sloppy Joe's Bar, in honor of the late Nobel Prize-winning author. Hemingway would have turned 109 on Monday.

Tom Grizzard, who is now 69, won the competition by defeating 141 other contenders. During the preliminary rounds that was held on Thursday and Friday, the Ernest Hemingway look-alike contenders paraded across the stage at Sloppy Joe's in sportsman's attire, before a judging panel of former winners. The competition's final round was held on late Saturday. via AP

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Cars and Car Repair Estimates

I love cars and driving is my passion. So, I love to keep my knowledge about cars updated. Recently, I found an interesting online service called RepairPal, that provides independent car repair estimates, reviews and advice. Moreover, it offers all the relevant information related to car repairing and maintenance. RepairPal was created in 2007 and ever since it has helped thousands of people by providing accurate and free car repair estimates and expert advice. If you are in US, then you must check this online service.

RepairPal have the most comprehensive auto shop directory in US. Auto repair shops can be located in your area, by entering the city name or ZIP code on their search tool. You can also refine your search by entering some keywords related to your car or shop name. The search results are great and shows the shop locations on Google maps. Those maps will help you in understanding the route and exact location about the shop.

Their RepairPrice Estimator is a cool and handy tool, that you can use to get an estimate for a upcoming service or repair on your car. Just enter the make, model, year of manufacture and service type along with your correct ZIP code. The estimator will give you the best Car repair estimates along with a list of auto shops in your area. The good thing is that they also provides some expert recommendations for your repair. You can save all your car services to your own page on RepairPal, that you can access any time.

Need some expert advice for your car? Just take a look at the "Expert Advice" section on their site and you will get to know about some common problems associated with your car. In case of critical questions or problems, you can take help from their experts by asking direct questions. This is really a helpful feature and I am sure that you are going to love it.

Not familiar with all the auto related terms? Need some explanations about auto repair terms? Take a look at their auto repair encyclopedia. I had very little knowledge about car Brakes. So, I used their auto repair encyclopedia and found some good information about car Brakes and Brake Pads replacement.

RepairPal is not affiliated with any car manufacturer, dealership or shop. But, it provides the most accurate and unbiased information about the auto repairs and auto ownership. You can use it to find relevant auto repair information or to store all your auto repair records in an online location. They will inform you about the upcoming oil change or auto service via email. So, RepairPal is definitely a handy tool for better management of your time and auto repair records. And the most interesting point is, you are getting all these services free of cost! Use RepairPal today.

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Jul 25, 2008

Worth of a Bed Tester's Bottom

A bed tester in UK has just got his bottom insured for £1million. A bottom worth a million! Can you believe this? Sounds strange, but it is true. Graham Butterfield, 54, works as a sales director for Silentnight, a Lancashire-based bed firm. But, now he has became official "Bed Bouncer" at the factory in Barnoldswick after it emerged that his bottom was more responsive than the norm.

Butterfield's bosses said that his hypersensitive rear was so reliable in recognizing the different fillings in their mattresses that product developers began to consult him on new products. So, the bed firm got the bottom insured for £1million. It means that, in the event of Mr Butterfield's buttocks being damaged in an accident, insurance company Zurich will pay up to £1million.

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Hollywood's Best-Paid Actors by Forbes

According to the famous US business magazine Forbes, Will Smith was the highest-paid actor in the Hollywood last year. In all total, Will Smith made $80 million (£40m) between 1 June 2007 and 1 June 2008. It was obvious, as he gave some of the best blockbusters like I Am Legend, Hancock and The Pursuit of Happyness.

But Will Smith only ranked 21st on the value-for-money list, with a gross income return of $5.64 for every dollar spent on the big-budget superstar. Dodgeball star Vince Vaughn proved the best value for money, raking in $14.73 for every dollar he was paid. Johnny Depp stayed in second position with total $72million (£36m).

On the other hand, Cameron Diaz topped in the highest-paid Hollywood actress list by Forbes, with $50m (£25m) made during last year.

Here is the quick check list:

Top Highest-paid actors in Hollywood:
  • Will Smith - $80m (£40m)
  • Johnny Depp - $72m (£36m)
  • Eddie Murphy - $55m (£27.5m)
  • Mike Myers - $55m (£27.5m)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio - $45m (£22.5m)

Top Highest-paid actress in Hollywood:
  • Cameron Diaz - $50m (£25m)
  • Keira Knightley - $32m (£16m)
  • Jennifer Aniston - $27m (£13.5m)
  • Reese Witherspoon - $25m (£12.5m)
  • Gwyneth Paltrow - $25m (£12.5m)
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Jul 24, 2008

Catching the Baseball Bat

This is mine! No, I am getting it! Every one was trying to catch the bounced baseball bat. Who was lucky enough to catch it? Any guess?

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Cancer treatment with Tobacco

Tobacco is injurious to heath and it may cause cancer. I think, every people know this fact. But a recent work by researchers from Stanford University in California reveals that tobacco may actually offer the means to treat cancer! What? Is it possible? Read on.

The researchers used the tobacco plants as factories for an antibody chemical specific to the cells which cause follicular B-cell lymphoma. Then, these antibodies are put into a patient newly-diagnosed with the disease, to "prime" the body's immune system to attack any cell carrying them. If successful, this would mean the body would then recognize and destroy the lymphoma cells.

Dr Ronald Levy, who is leading the research, said: "It's pretty cool technology - and it's really ironic that you would make a treatment for cancer out of tobacco. That appealed to me."

Well, this experimental vaccine has only been tested on a limited number of patients to check for any side-effects of using plant-produced antibodies. So, its effectiveness at fighting the deadly disease is still uncertain. Link

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Missing Dog reunited after 5 years

The dog in the picture above is Rocco, who went missing in New York five years ago and has been reunited with it's owner Natalie Villacis (in the picture above) recently. The interesting point is that the dog was found more than 850 miles away from it's home. The identity microchip that was embedded under Rocco's skin, helped in the reunion. Watch the video to know more about the interesting tale.

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Fuel-saving Aircraft designed by Students

NASA announced last week the results of 2008 Fundamental Aeronautics Student Competition. This year students were asked to think about a revolution in aircraft, a vehicle that could become a next generation DC-3 type of transport vehicle. A team of 8 students from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta won the graduate student section of the competition. And the Undergraduate team awards went to a team of 6 students from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg.

The contest asked students to create a future subsonic transport aircraft that could carry up to 50,000 pounds, operate on runways between 1,500 and 3,000 feet long, and cruise at speeds between 595 and 625 mph - about the average speed of airliners today. The competition also stressed that the concept planes should be powered by alternative fuels and be quieter and more environmentally friendly than present commercial aircrafts.

The above picture shows the concept energy-efficient aircraft designed by the winning team. This concept plane will use battery power during take off. It will reduce noise and the electric propellers used for an initial boost would fold into the plane after takeoff to reduce drag. Definitely, we need some fuel-saving aircrafts, that are both eco-friendly and powerful.

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Saddam's Rolls Royce on eBay

A convertible Rolls Royce that was owned by former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, has gone up for sale on eBay. The maroon colored car has a price tag of £185,000 and comes with legal papers confirming its ownership by Saddam Hussein. Steven Brown, the owner of a car dealership in Surrey, says the Rolls Royce will be shipped from Baghdad to the home of winning bidder within the next 28 days.

The Saddam's Rolls Royce car boasts heated, brown leather seats with red piping, a CD multi-changer and a climate control system. Before the buyer takes possession, the car will be refitted with a new stereo to replace the one US soldiers allegedly removed when they found the car in the basement of Saddam's capital city palace.

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Rabbit saves couple from Fire

A pet rabbit in Melbourne, saved a couple from getting into fire. How? According to Associated Press reports, the husband returned home from a night shift early Thursday and heard the pet, named "Rabbit", scratching their bedroom door. It was just half an hour after the husband had gone to bed.

To see what's the matter, the man discovered a fire in a back room of the house. The smoke was already spreading quickly through the house. So, the couple escaped the fire, without any injury, only because of their pet rabbit. The fire caused substantial damage to their house before it was extinguished by firefighters.

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Jul 23, 2008

Crossing on a single Wire 850ft above ground

Two high wire walkers in China have set a record after crossing on a single wire more than 850ft above ground. Adili, vice-chairman of the China Acrobatic Artists Association, and his apprentice, Ya Gebu, 19, completed the stunt without help of any safety wires or nets. Take a look at the picture above. Can you do this?

The wire used inn this performance was more than 1.1 kilometres long, and it was stretched over a valley in Muhe Big Valley, Gansu province, China. To complete this deadly task, the two men started at the opposite ends of the wire and then climbed over each other in the middle of the wire to finish the journey.

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Spray Blasts Off Apartment

A man in New Jersey ended his fight against household pests by blowing up his own apartment! What? Isias Vidal Maceda, the man, was actually spraying some chemicals in his kitchen. But due to his ignorance or any other reason, the spray ignited a blast that blew out his apartment's front windows.

The blast also triggered fire that quickly spread and destroyed 80% of Maceda's apartment at Eatontown, New Jersey. Police told the New York Daily News that the Saturday blaze also caused some smoke damage to the apartment above. Luckily, the man escaped the blast without any injury.

So, next time, when you go for spraying, don't forget to call the fire fighters! Just kidding. At least try to stay away from the possible sources of ignition and gas leakage. This will save both you and your house.

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Jul 22, 2008

The Serengeti Migration

The Serengeti is an ecosystem located in north-western Tanzania and extends to south-western Kenya between latitudes 1 and 3 S and longitudes 34 and 36 E. It spans some 30,000 km and about 70 larger mammal and some 500 avifauna species are found there. The word "Serengeti" is derived from the Maasai language, Maa; specifically "Serengit", meaning "Endless Plains". It contains several national parks and game reserves with different ecosystems including riverine forests, swamps, kopjes, grasslands and woodlands. Serengeti is well known in the world, for it's mass animal migration. In fact, the Serengeti Migration is the largest and longest overland migration in the world.

What is Serengeti Migration? Around October, nearly 2 million herbivores travel from the northern hills toward the southern plains, crossing the Mara River, in pursuit of the rains. In April, they then return to the north through the west, once again crossing the Mara River. This is Serengeti Migration in brief. During the migration, herds of animals move in a circular route in a clockwise direction. So, this phenomenon is sometimes called the Circular Migration.

Why this migration occurs annually? Animals in Serengeti migrates because of rain or the lack of rain. When a seasonal drought dries up grass and water supplies in one area, the grazing animals move on to the next area along the Serengeti migration route where seasonal rains are falling. Migrating animals spend more time in the Serengeti National Park than in the Masai Mara and Ngorongoro Conservation Area during their annual circular journey.

Over a million wildebeests participate in the Serengeti Migration. Hundreds of thousands of zebra and Thomson's gazelles join them. Although lions and other carnivores do not migrate with the grazing animals, they feast on them when their paths cross. Over 250,000 wildebeest alone will die along the journey from Tanzania to Masai Mara Reserve in upper Kenya, a total of 500 miles. Death is often caused by injury, exhaustion, or predation.

The Serengeti Migration is known as one of the natural travel wonders of the world. In your life, you must try to see it. Well, before that watch a video on Serengeti Migration. It shows wildebeests crossing river Mara and more.

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$1000 Reward for finding a Missing Cat

This is Dipity, a grey female cat, who was last seen in the parking lot of the Second Cup in South Edmonton Common on June 24. Yes, Dipity is a missing cat and now for her safe return, $1,000 is up as reward!

Kelley Abercrombie, the owner, said Dipity had squeezed out of her car through a window, while she was in the coffee shop for a business meeting. The cat was wearing a pink dress at the time of missing and weighs about five kilograms. Dipity was also wearing an ID collar with Abercrombie's name and phone number, as well as a microchip with identifying information.

As per a witness,a blonde, petite woman between 17 and 21 years old scooped the cat up, saying that a feline shouldn't be wearing a dress. Abercrombie is asking that her cat be returned to any shelter or veterinarian's office, or that anyone who knows where Dipity is call Crime Stoppers or the Edmonton police. CBCNews

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I am bored...

I am bored. Can you do something else for my entertainment?

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Big Dee-Dee : The Giant Lobster

This is Big Dee-Dee, a 10 kg giant lobster that was caught by fisherman Denis Breau from the Bay of Fundy, Canada. Since July 10, the giant lobster has been held in a lobster tank at a local fish market for auction. An offer of 5,000 Canadian dollars (about 5,000 U.S. dollars) has been put in from an Ontario organization that wanted to have the lobster for a banquet.

Then on Friday, Breau agreed to accept 3,000 Canadian dollars from Vancouver resident Laura-Leah Shaw and two anonymous Ontario donors who wanted to release the creature into the Bay of Fundy between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. But, on Sunday, Breau changed is mind and has decided to hand over the lobster to the Huntsman Marine Science Center in New Brunswick province.

Now, the creature will be placed in one of the aquariums at the marine center and monitored closely to see how it adjusts to captivity. If Dee-Dee does not adjust to being held in the new tank, the marine center will look at ways to release it back in the Bay of Fundy. They hopes that this gradual process will help to increase the chances of survial of the giant lobster.

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Deer created chaos in Italian City

A wild deer created chaos in the Italian city of Bolzano by running and jumping over tables at local cafes, overturning potted plants and destroying products in the local shops. A number of policemen and hunters spent several hours to catch the wild deer. But they failed in their all attempts. Later, the animal was shot when it got trapped in a car park. In the incident, at least two people got injured with cuts and bruises. Link

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Jul 21, 2008

How the Kid fall out of Car on busy road?

Take a look at this video. One women is driving a car and takes a quick on a busy road. Suddenly a kid falls out of the car's right door and grounded on the road. But, the kid quickly gets up and start walking towards the car. Then only the women comes out of the car and picks the kid. A nice example of irresponsible or careless driving. The question is how the kid fall out of the car?
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Babies will be Babies!

Yes, babies will be babies. Take a look at these two photographs. This baby is hungry and wants some milk. But, how could the baby understand that it is just a statue? It looks funny? But I think that it is more than funny and tells us that babies will be babies. We can't force them to learn something or to do something. Rather, they needs our support to explore and understand the things around. Am I right?

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Highest air ever attained on Motorcycle Record

Love motor sports? I will love this news! Last Friday, freestyle motocross star Ronnie Renner established a Guinness World Record for highest air ever attained on a motorcycle at the pier in Santa Monica, USA. Renner set the record by jumping 59 feet, 2 inches on a quarterpipe, in front of an estimated 20,000 people. Take a look at the picture. Want to try it?

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North Pole Marathon

The North Pole Marathon is one of the world’s most extreme marathons! It is run at the top of the World, that means at the exact Geographic North Pole. The length of the race route is 26.2 miles (42 km) and is run on the frozen Arctic ice floor with only about 6-12 feet of ice separating the runners from 12,000 feet deep Arctic Ocean. This is the only marathon in the world that is not run on any land.

The first North Pole Marathon occurred in 2002 when the race director covered the distance alone. In 2003, the first exploratory competitive race was advertised and attracted ten competitors. There were further races in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008 making five competitive events to date. The race is now an annual fixture on the international marathon calendar and 127 people in all have successfully completed the event.

Well, running in the North Pole Marathon is not so easy. You will need to run at wind chill temperature of –30C or even below. The whole course will move with the direction of the Ocean current during the race. So, you will feel like running on land at the exact same longitude and latitude coordinates where you began. So, you will need good training, proper gears and a good health to complete the 26.2 miles distance. Well, the race organizer wants everybody to finish this amazing race. So, there is generally no cut-off time of major significance.

The next North Pole marathon is provisionally scheduled to take place on 8th April 2009. Competitors will leave Spitsbergen on 7th April and return to Spitsbergen on 9th March, therefore spending about 36-48 hours in the polar region. Want to join them? Visit www.NorthPoleMarathon.com or www.NPMarathon.com for more information.

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