Sunday, November 4, 2012

Interesting Optical Illusions

I hope everyone knows what is an illusion.  An illusion is a kind of distortion of the senses, which reveals how the brain normally organizes and interprets sensory stimulation.   An optical illusion is always characterized by visually perceived images that are deceptive or misleading.  Here are some optical illusions which you may like.  See them and enjoy..

Spinning Dancer Illusion

This is another interesting illusion where you can see the dancer move both clock wise and anti clockwise.  This illusion is erroneously used as brain test to determine whether right or left hemisphere is dominant. 

If you either close the left or right image, and observe the other two images, you can see both of them rotating in same direction.

Otherwise let the rotating lady on right or left guide you.  If you look at the rotating lady on left, you will see all the three pictures are rotating left.  If you look at the rotating lady on right, you will observe that all the three ladies are rotating right.


Pacman Illusion  ( Rotating Dots optical illusion)

This is one of the fantastic illusions which is called as Pac Man Illusion.  In the Pac Man Optical Illusion, if you follow the rotating pink dot with your eyes, the dots will remain in only one color, pink.      But if you stare at the black  '+'  sign in the center, the moving dot will appear to be green in color.  


Please concentrate on the black '+' sign in the center, and you will see that the moving dot will appear to be green in color.   Keep on staring on the sign and after a short period, all the pink dots will slowly disappear and you will see only one green dot moving in the circle.


Same color Illusion

 This illusion is also known as Adelson's checker shadow illusion which shows something difficult to believe.  The square marked  B looks lighter than square marked A.  This is due to the shadow being cast on it.  But actually the color on both squares A and B  is exactly the same shade of grey.  If you cannot believe it, you can cut / print the squares to verify that both are exactly the same shade.  Look at the picture below.
If you can not believe that squares A  and  B are of same shade,  please see the video below which proves it.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

50 Amazing Facts about Food

Here are some of the funniest and amazing facts about food.  Read them and enjoy.

  1. 100 pounds of rain water is required to produce a single pound of food from earth.  
  2. 11.9 pounds of cereal are consumed by average American / Canadian per year
  3. Do you know that we get only one pound of coffee from one coffee tree?
  4. The fear vegetables is called as Lachanophobia
  5. Do you know that the French fries came from Belgium, but they are most popular in USA
  6. The number one selling snack in USA is the Potato chips
  7. Do you know that Russian children are given a birthday pie instead of birth day cake?
  8. There are 500 different types of bananas.  So if you start eating one type of banana each day, it would take one and half year to eat every kind of banana
  9. Banana is normally treated as a tree,  but it is not a tree but a herb. That means it does not have a woody trunk like a tree.  The stalk contains leaf sheaths that overlap each other and grow from underground stem called rhizome.
  10. The banana plant can grow as high as 20 feet tall.
  11. The Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza every day which means 350 slices per second.  Nearly 3 billion pizzas are sold in USA each year.
  12. Tomatoes were originally treated to be poisonous.
  13. During your life time,  you will eat around 60,000 pounds of food.  This is equal to weight of 6 elephants.
  14. Strawberries have more Vitamin C than Oranges.
  15. Coca Cola was the first soft drink to be consumed in outer space
  16. Do you know that grapes explode when you put them in microwave?
  17. The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
  18. An average French citizen eats 500 snails per year
  19. Watermelons can cost upto $100 in Japan!
  20. An egg will float in water in which sugar is added 
  21. The amount of wine that was destroyed in the 1906 San Franscisco earthquake was 15 million gallons.
  22. There are more than 10,000 varieties of tomatoes.
  23.  Carrot was purple in color in earlier days, it was not orange color
  24. Do you know that smokers eat more sugar than non smokers?
  25. Food gets into your stomach even if you are standing on your head.
  26. Do you know that a pound of potato chips cost around 200 times more than a pound of potatoes?
  27. One interesting fact about coconuts - Coconuts kill more people in this world than sharks do;  Nearly 150 people are killed by coconuts each year.
  28. In ancient China,  people used to commit suicide by eating a pound of salt.
  29. Do you know that dry swallowing one teaspoon of sugar will cure hic-ups?
  30. A recent study at Harward shows that eating chocolate will help you to live longer
  31. Do you know that Carrots have zero fat content?
  32. All the coffee in this world is grown within 1000 miles of the equator.
  33. Do you know that chocolates can kill dogs?  It directly affects their heart and nervous system
  34. Goat's milk is widely used in the world than cow's milk
  35. Butter milk does not contain any butter
  36. Rice is the main food for half of the world population
  37. Each pine apple plant produces only one pine apple per year!
  38. Apples are a part of rose family
  39. Pearls melt in vinegar
  40. The onions have no flavour but only smell
  41. The largest food item on a menu is a roast camel
  42. A cluster of bananas is called a 'Hand'.  And a single banana is called as 'Finger'
  43. When Cranberries are ripe, they bounce like a rubber ball
  44. Americans consume 16 billion jelly beans at Easter.  if all these jelly beans were lined end to end, they would circle the globe three times
  45. Apples are 25% air
  46. The apples are  more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in mornings
  47. Do you know that food can be tasted only if it is mixed with saliva?
  48.  Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
  49. The biggest mushroom is in Oregon which is more than 2400 years old, and covers 3.4 square miles of area and it is still growing!!
  50.  The Japanese liquor, Mam, uses venomous snakes as one of its main ingredients

Monday, October 22, 2012

Rare photo of old 1000 rupee note of India

Rare photo of old 1000 rupee note

Here is a photo graph of an old  1000 rupee note of India.   This note is very very old and it is a rare picture. 

Rare Indian coin with 150 grams weight

Rare Indian Coin

Here is a photograph of one of the rare coins of India.   The coin was manufactured in the year 1616.  The coin is very big of the size of a ladies bangle and has a weight of 150 grams.   This is an English East Indian coin.  See the photograph of the coin below.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Most amusing facts about animals

Here are some of the most amusing and interesting facts about animals

  • The lion was the most wide spread large land mammal after humans 10,000 years ago.
  • The night vision of tigers is 6 times better than that of humans
  • Do you know that there are more than 20,000 species of ants in our planet
  • Do you know that queen ants live up to 30 years where as ant workers live up to 3 years
  • It is a fact that Giraffe sleeps less than 2 hours per day on average
  • Almost all gorillas have same blood group type (B type)
  • The DNA of gorillas is 95 to 99% same as humans
  • A cheetah can reach a speed of 120 Km/h.  It is the fastest land animal
  • Some of the dolphin species have upto 250 teeth
  • Sharks have up to 3000 teeth
  • The largest dinosaurs weighed 90,000 to 1,00,000 Kilograms as per an estimate by Scientists
  • The smallest dinosaur was about the size of a chicken
  • Flies consume only liquid food as they have no teeth
  • A fly has a life span of only few days
  • Do you know that the smallest snake in this world is only 4 inches long and the longest snake can be more than 10 meters long.
  • The snakes cannot bite or tear their food to pieces,  so they just swallow the prey completely

Monday, August 20, 2012

Interesting facts about Milky Way Galaxy

Do you know that our solar system is inside the Milky Way Galaxy?  Yes, Milky Way Galaxy is the Galaxy in which our solar system is located.  Milky Way is one of the billions of other galaxies in this universe.  Here are some of the most amazing facts about Milky Way Galaxy.
  • There are more than 200 billion stars in Milky Way Galaxy
  • The largest neighboring galaxy to Milky Way galaxy is the Andromeda Galaxy
  • The oldest star in Milky Way Galaxy is 13.2 billion years old which is almost same as old as the universe
  • The diameter of Milky Way Galaxy is 100,000 light years
  • The galactic year is the time needed for solar system to complete one orbit around the galaxy.  In the case of Milky Way galaxy, it is abut 225 to 250 million years
  • The Andromeda Galaxy is approaching our galaxy at a speed of 140 kilometers per second which means Milky Way galaxy may collide with Andromeda in 3 to 4 billion years
  • There are black holes in Milky Way Galaxy
  • The milky way galaxy rotates clockwise

Amazing Facts about Hubble Telescope

Amazing Facts about Hubble Telescope

We all know that Hubble Telescope is the most famous telescope in this world and it has helped the astronomers by giving valuable information.  Hubble Telescope was launched into space on 24th April, 1990 by Space Shuttle Discovery.  Here are some of the most amazing facts about Hubble Telescope.

  • Length of Hubble Telescope is  43.5 Feet ( 13.2 meters)
  • Weight of Hubble Telescope is 24,500 pounds ( 11,110 Kg)
  • Hubble Telescope revolves around earth at a speed of  5 miles per second
  • The cost at the time of launch of Hubble Telescope was $1.5 Billions
  • The orbit of Hubble Telescope is at a height of 569 Kms. above the surface of earth and is inclined at 28,5 degrees to the equator
  • The time to complete one orbit by Hubble Telescope is 97 minutes
  • The speed of Hubble Telescope is 17,500 miles per hour ( 28,000 Kms / Hour)
  • Hubble telescope transmits about 120 Giga Bytes of science data every week to earth.
  • The Hubble Telescope does not consume much power.  It consumes about 2800 watts of electricity while a typical kitchen kettle is rated 2200 watts.  It gets the power from a couple of solar panels.
  • The Hubble Telescope is now in the final phase of its life.  Some of the vital systems of Hubble telescope will fail after 2014 and it becomes useless after that.  The Hubble telescope re enter the earth's atmosphere between 2019 and 2030 and will burn.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Happy Independence Day to all Indians

India is celebrating another year of Independence today.  India has achieved Independence from the British on 15th August,1947.  Indian Independence Day is a national festival all over India and it is celebrated with great enthusiasm. 

The Independence Day of India the most important day of Indian history.  Independence Day is celebrated on August 15 to commemorate India's independence from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation on that day in 1947. This is the 63rd Independence Day of India.  

India's Independence Day is the time to remember the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country's Independence.  Let us pay homage to all those great souls who laid their lives for the country.  

No Nation is perfect.
It needs to be made perfect.
Let us promise we will try our best to make India the perfect nation.

Wish all Indians a very Happy Independence Day

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Interesting Science Facts

Here are some of the most interesting science facts

  • There are more than 100 billion galaxies in this universe
  • Our own galaxy Milky way has about 200 to 400 billion stars.  So if an average galaxy has around 300 billion stars, you can imagine how many stars are there in this univers
  • People (and other hominids) have been using rocks for more than 2 million years
  • Scientists have identified more than 500 different dinosaur species till now   and the smallest  dinosaurs is of the size of a chicken. 
  • Our planet Earth was formed more than 4.5 billion years ago and it took around one billion years for life to develop on our planet.
  • 71% of earth is covered by oceans.
  • Africa is considered as the origin of today's modern humans.
  • Planet Mars is called as Red Planet because of the iron oxide which is more prevalent in it and gives it a reddish look.
  • The fastest wind speed ever recorded was 318 mph, in one of the tornadoes that hit the City in May, 1999.
  • The world's longest rain streak happened in Hawaii in Kaneohe Ranch, Oahu, where there was rain for 247 straight days from August 27 1993 to April 30 1994. 
  • The greatest volcano eruption in history occurred in Toba, Sumatra, around 71,000 years ago. This volcano eruption was so powerful that it produced some 2800 cubic kilometers of ash and it is also believed to have caused major decline of human population to around 10,000 individuals. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Amazing Largest Ant in the world

World's largest ant

Have you ever seen the world's largest ant before?  It is the Male driver ant or some times called as "sausage flies" due to their sausage like abdomens.  These are the largest known ants in the world.  Males leave the colony soon after hatching.  These largest ants are primarily found in central and east Africa and some times in tropical Asia.   The members of this ant family form temporary ant hills lasting few days to 3 months.  Each colony can contain 20 million ants.   The length of these giant ants is 50 mm  or 5 cm. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The World's most amazing and unbelievable facts

This article is about the most unbelievable facts happenings around the world.  We will be updating this article as when new unbelievable facts are known.

Here are some of the world's most unbelievable and amazing facts...

  • Mysterious moving stones of death valley:  There is an unsolved mysterious happening that is spotted in death valley.  The place is known as Racetrack Playa.  In this place, you can see huge stones which can weigh up to 350 pounds move themselves on their own.  These stones move in long tracks in the smooth death valley surface without any one touching them or moving them.   It is still an unsolved mystery, but people say that the stones move due to intense wind storms at a speed of 90 miles per hour during winter season, mixture of thin film of water and sand move them.   The activity was never filmed by any on or witnessed but you can see the traces of the stone movement on the sand.   See the picture shown on the side.
  • Amazing Women Tree :  Do you know that there is an amazing tree found in Thailand?  It is called as "Nareepol".   Nareepol Tree is an amazing tree that grows fruit in the shape of women show the tree in Thailand.  The meaning of Naree is "girl or woman" and Pol means plant or tree in Malay.   You can find these trees in reality near Petchaboon province which is 500 Kms from Bangkok.  The Nareepol tree in Thailand is drawing the attention of people all over the world.  This is an amazing tree which grows fruits in the shape of a woman.  The fruit of Nareepol tree is in the shape of a woman.   You can have a look at the photo of the tree here.  The fruit of this tree looks as if a woman is hanging on the tree.  You can see some of the photos of Nareepol tree here and also see a video of the tree uploaded in Youtube.   Many people believe that the Nareepol tree and its fruit in the shape of a woman is existing even though they did not see it.   Some people even regard it as a sacred object.  Even though I have not see the tree and the information posted here is only an information collected from internet and blogs.  

          You can see a video showing the Nareepol, the amazing women tree below.

  • Amazing Tiger Temple at Thailand The Tiger Temple or Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua is a Buddhist temple located in western Thailand where you can see lot of animals.  Among the animals that you see at this temple, there are tigers that walk around freely once a day and they can be petted by the visitors.  You can see the picture of visitors petting the tigers.    The Tiger Temple which is located in Saiyok district of Thailand's Kanchanaburi province was founded in 1994 as a forest and a sanctuary for wild animals.    According to the people at that place,  the temple received the first tiger cub in 1999 which was found by villagers and died soon after.   Several tigers were given to the temple later on and now there are around 12 adult tigers and 4 cubs.

    • Amazing floating water bridge over a river :  The amazing water bridge is in Germany and it took six years to build at an estimated cost of 500 million euros.  The length of this amazing floating water bridge is 918 meters.   This is a channel bridge over the river Elbe and joins the East and West Germany.  It is located in the city of Magdeburg near Berlin. The bridge is designed to withstand the weight of water alone.  It need not be designed to withstand the weight of the ships that travel on the water.  This is because a ship always displaces an amount of water  that weighs the same as the ship.  

    Monday, July 30, 2012

    Few Amazing Facts about Animals

    Here are a few amazing facts about various animals.  Read them carefully and enjoy.
    • A new born Chinese Water Deer is very very small.  It can be held in the palm of our hand.
    • Do you know that Ostriches can run faster than horses and the male Ostriches can roar like lions?
    • Gorillas also can catch colds and other illness like human beings.
    • The female lion does 90% of the hunting.
    • A lion normally does not make more than 20 killings in a year.
    • Half of the pigs in the world are kept by farmers in China
    • Dogs have better eye sight than humans.
    • Do you know that a deer does not have a gall bladder?
    •  You can find an average of 50,000 spiders in green areas.
    • Do you know that the chicken and fish are the only animals that are eaten before they are born and after they die?
    • A tarantula spider can survive for more than two years without food.
    • A gold fish kept in  a dark room becomes pale!!
    • Crocodiles can live upto 100 years
    • A single teeth of an elephant weighs 9 pounds.
    • Do you know that Americans trained bats to drop bombs during Second World War?
    • Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death!
    • A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.
    • Do you know that ants never sleep in their life?  One more thing is that ants do not have lungs.
    • A group of owls is called as parliament.
    • Do you know that a cow has 4 stomachs!!
    • The weight of a blue whale is equivalent to 30 elephants.  
    • A grass hopper can leap 20 times the length of its own body
    • Do you know that kangaroos at birth are only an inch long..   
    • There is a butter fly in Africa which has enough poison to kill 6 cats.
    • Do you know that scientists have performed brain surgery on cock roaches.
    • Most of the elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale.
    • An elephant can smell water upto 3 miles away.
    • If you cut a snail's eye, it will grow a new one.
    • A Butter fly has 12,000 eyes!!

    Sunday, July 29, 2012

    Man alive without food or water for 70 years

    Indian man is alive without food or water for 70 years

    Have you heard of a man who is still alive without taking food or even water for the past 70 years?   We all know that most of the people cannot survive without food or water for more than 50 days.  But this man is surviviug without any food or water for the past 70 years. Let us read about the man who lives without food or water for the past 70 years.

    A team of doctors and scientists are studying about the strange case of Mr. Prahlad Jani who is alive without food and water for the last 70 years.   Mr. Prahlad Jani claims to have left home at the age of 7 years and lived as a wandering sadhu or holy man in Rajasthan in India.  He lives on spiritual life force alone.  

    Prahlad Jani  is now 83 years old and he says that he never took food or water during the past 70 years.  The long haired and bearded yogi, Prahlad Jani has been under 24 hours surveillance by a team of 30 specialist doctors during three week tests at Ahmedabad.  During the test at Ahmedabad, Jani never went for toilet.  The Doctors said that his body has not shown any symptoms of  hunger, fatigue or dehydration in spite of not drinking or eating.   Several tests were conducted on the body of Prahlad Jani in 2006 but Doctors could not find any thing.

    Prahlad Jani grew up in Charod village in Gujarat.  Prahlad Jani says that the power of survival comes to him from a goddess when he was 8 years old.  He said that the goddess pours a magic elixir into a hole in his palate and it enables him to survive without food or water.

    Prahlad Jani was born with a name Chunriwala Mataji grew up in Charada village in Mehsana district in Gujarat.  He left home in Rajasthan at the age of 7 years and lived in jungle.

    Investigations done on Jani

     Two observations and studies were conducted on Jani in 2003 and 2010 respectively.  Both these studies were conducted under involvement of Dr. Sudhir Shah, neurologist at the Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad.  Dr. Sudhir Shah studies people with exceptional spiritual abilities.
     It is common in India for Jains and Hindus to fast, sometimes for up to eight days, without any adverse affects, as part of their religious worship.    Most humans cannot survive without food for 50 days.    The longest hunger strike recorded was 74 days.

    As per Dr. Sudhir Shah, who has examined Jani in the year 2003,  he went without food or water for 10 days in which urine seems to be reabsorbed by his body after forming in his bladder.  His weight fell slightly at the end of the investigations.

    Some of the photographs of Mr. Prahlad Jani are given below.


    Thursday, July 26, 2012

    Amazing Facts about Honey

    Honey is the only non-man made sweet and is considered to have healing effects.   Most of the people do not know much about honey and what are the health benefits of honey.  It is very amazing that honey has lot of health benefits which our mother nature has given to us by herself.   By simply adding natural food like honey instead of sugar can make your body feel fresh.  Here are some of the interesting facts about Honey.
    Here is a list of the most amazing facts about honey.

    • Do you know that honey never spoils and there is no need to refrigerate it.
    • Honey is the only non man-made sweet which has very good health benefits.
    • Honey consists of 18% of water.  It has a PH level of 3 to 4.  So honey can last for hundreds of years if properly stored.
    • Honey can reduce fat deposits in our body.
    • Honey is the best choice as a fuel to burn fats in our body during sleep.
    • Honey is the simplest possible molecular form of sugar which cannot be broken down further.  This will allow honey to travel directly from small intestine to the blood stream so does not cause any problems to the digestive system like sugar.
    • Honey is the best substance for treatment of burns.  
    • Some studies have shown that athletes who consumed honey before or after a physical activity recovered  faster than those athletes who never consumed honey at all.
    • Honey is the effective and safe solution for childrens' cough and other minor health problems compared to normal medicines.
    • Honey bees have been producing the honey for the last 150 million years
    • Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water.

    Saturday, June 30, 2012

    Man eating Red Haired Giants found in Neveda's Mysterious Caves

    Do you know that once upon a time there lived giant humans on Earth who were man eaters?  These giant humans were more than 12 feel tall.  Here is a story of the Red Haired Giant Humans who lived thousands of years ago on this Earth.  I have read about these red haired giant humans in one of the websites and reproducing the details her.  

    Thousands of years ago, giant humans roamed the west.  Those giants terrorized the early native settlers in North America.

    Most of the Americans alive today are not aware that once real giant humans roamed the land - the Red Haired Giant Humans.  Most of the Americans believe that the native Americans were the first to inhabit the North American continent.  But there were giant humans who inhabited North America.  These people are the man eating red haired giants.

    The native tribal people still speak of those ancient days when their ancestors fought against the man eating red haired giants who were 12 feel or more taller who roamed the land attacking the settlements and brutally carrying off screaming women and children and eating children for food.

    The Red haired giants were 12 feel tall.

    The Paiutes,  a native American tribe indigenous to parts of Nevada, Utah and Arizona,  told about their ancestors' battles with the ferocious race of white, red-haired giants.  According to Paiutes, the giants were already living in the area.   

    The Paiutes named these giants as 'Si-Te-Cah' which literally means "tule eaters".  The tule is a fibrous water plant which the giants wove into rafts to escape the Paiutes continuous attacks.  They used the rafts to navigate across the Lake Lahontan.  

    As per the Paiutes, the red haired giants stood more than 12 feel tall who killed and ate captured Paiutes as food.  

    The Legend

    The Paiutes after many years of warfare with the giant man eaters joined together to rid themselves of the giant man eaters.  

    One day as the Paiutes and other tribes were chasing the remaining red-haired giants, the fleeing enemies took refuge in a cave ( near Neveda).   The Paiutes and other tribal warriors demanded the red haired giants to come out of the caves to fight,  but they never came out of the caves due to fear because they were small in number and the tribal people were large in number.

    The Paiutes waited for few days for the red haired giants to come out of the caves but they did not come out. Frustrated with this, the trial chief ordered the trial warriors to fill the entrance of the cave with brush and set it on fire so that giants would come out of the cave.  But unfortunately only few red haired giants came out of the cave after setting the cave on fire.  Those few man eating giants were killed with lot of arrows by the Paiutes.   The red haired giants who remained inside the caves died due to starvation as they did not get food for many weeks and also due to suffocation.  The tribals waited for few weeks after setting the caves on fire but none of the giants came out.

    Later on an earth quake rocked the region and the Nevada cave entrance collapsed. 

    How the giant man eaters were discovered?

     Hundreds of years later archeologists explored the caves near Lovelock, Nevada and found the mummified remains of the red haired giants.  

    Evidence of the giant humans who were 8 to 12 feet tall still exists in fossil records, tools and other artifacts recovered from archaeological digs. Giant skeletal remains have frightened researchers.

    According to the San Diego Union,  August 5, 1947, the mummified remains of giants were discovered buried near the Arizona-Nevada-California wasteland. The giants' remains were still clothed in strange leather garments. The team of explorers tentatively dated the remains as nearly 80,000 years old.  Here is a photo graph of the Nevada cave where red haired giant humans' skulls and mummies were found.    You can also see a photo graph of the giant red haired mummy discovered at Nevada caves.


    Confirmation about red haired giants

     As the excavation of the Nevada caves progressed, the archaeologists came to a conclusion that the Paiutes myth was not a myth but it was true.  They discovered lot of broken arrows that had been shot into the cave to kill giants and a dark layer of burned material.

    One of the important artifacts which was recovered from these caves of red giants is what some scientists are convinced is a calendar -  a dough nut shaped stone with exactly 365 notches carved  along its outside rim and 52 corresponding notches along the inside.  This was not the final chapter of red haired giants in Nevada.

    Again in February and June of 1931, two very large skeletons were found in Humboldt dry lake near Lovelock, Nevada.  One of these skeletons measured 8.5 feet tall and was later described as having been wrapped in a gum covered fabric similar to Egyptian mummies.  The second skeleton was more than 10 feet long. 

    Red haired giants discovered in China too!!

    There is nothing more known about these red haired giants of North America but there is one more interesting fact about the giant humans.

    There is a news that the giant humans were discovered in China too..    About twenty years ago in Northern China a University's archeological dig stumbled upon the burial grounds of 22 strange gigantic men.  Each giant seems to be almost 12 feet long and each was garbed in strange leather armor;  long strands of hair was hung along their skulls ..  red hair.  Here is a photograph of a 9-foot red haired female mummy discovered in China!

    Who were these mysterious people that roamed America long before the Woolly Mammoths became extinct? Were they our ancestors or another race of humans like the Neanderthals? Some researchers notice strong similarities with large brained Cro-magnon man.

    Sunday, June 24, 2012

    Mishka, the Talking Dog

    Have you heard of a talking dog?  Yes there is a dog whose name is Mishka which can talk like humans.  It is really true that a dog can talk.  Mishka is now 12 years old.  Mishka started talking since her childhood.  Mathew Gardea is growing this pet dog Mishka.  Mathew still remembers the Mishka's first words "I Love You!".

    Mishka is a siberian dog.  During the last 10 years, Mishka has learned a lot of words and can utter words like humans.  There are lot of videos uploaded by Mathew Gardea on YouTube about Mishka talking words.  The videos has generated more than 20 million hits in YouTube.

    One amazing thing about Mishka is that the dog has a Twitter account and a Facebook account.  Mishka has more than 1700 followers in her Twitter account.

    Lot of videos are uploaded in YouTube about Mishka.  Watch some of the videos of Mishka below.

    Mishka saying  "I Love You"

    Video of Mishka saying 12 words


    If you want to see more Videos of Mishka,  please watch Mishka's YouTube channel.

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012

    Watch Transit of Venus on 6th June, 2012 - Your last chanc to see it before 2117

    What is Transit of Venus?

    The Transit of Venus is one of the rarest astronomical event which happens when the planet Venus passes between Sun and Earth and appears as a black spot on the face of the Sun.

    The Transit of Venus happens in pairs of eight years. The last one happened in 2004 and now the Transit of Venus will happen on 6th June, 2012. There are two Transits of Venus in December which repeat every 121.5 years and another two in June which repeat every 105.5 years.

    Now we are going to see the last Transit of Venus of the 21st Century on 6th June,2012. The Transit starts at 11:04 PM BST on Tuesday, when it is visible from USA and the final hour of the Transit of Venus will be visible from UK just before 5 AM BST on Wednesday.

    In India we are going to see the Transit of Venus on 6th June,2012 from 3:40 AM IST till 10:22 AM IST. But the sun rise in India is at 5:41 AM IST so we can see the beginning of the Transit of Venus only at 5:41 AM on 6th June,2012.

    Many people in India are planning to watch the Transit of Venus but you should take extra precautions ( like in a solar eclipse). In the USA and Canada, the Transit of Venus will begin when the dark disk of Venus first touches the outer edge of the Sun, which is called as Contact I. The Contact I will occur at around 6:03 PM EDT ( 2203 GMT) from eastern US and eastern Canada.

    The safest way to watch the Transit of Venus is to view it through a pin hole camera. A Pin hole camera is used to form an image of the sun on a screen that is placed about 3 feet behind the small opening. You can also use Binoculars or small telescope to project the magnified image of the sun onto a white card. Please do not look at the sun directly by Binoculars or a telescope.

    Here is an image which shows the exact date of visibility of Transit of Venus at various places on Earth.

    Monday, June 4, 2012

    Cool facts about internal organs of human body

    The internal organs in human body are very important because they allow us to walk, eat, breath etc. But most of us do not bother much about internal organs. Here are some interesting facts about internal organs of human body.
    • The small intestine is the largest internal organ in human body: Even though you call it as small intestine, it is actually 4 times as long as the average height of a human.
    • The pressure created by human heart can squirt blood 30 feet away : It is very amazing to know that pumping blood through your body creates some pressure which results in strong contractions of the heart and the thick walls of the ventricles which push blood to the body
    • The acid in the stomach can dissolve even razor blades: The acid inside our stomach is so strong that it can even dissolve razor blades. The Hydrochloric acid that is inside your stomach dissolves the food you eat and at the same can also dissolve many types of metals.
    • A new stomach lining is formed every 3 to 4 days: Do you know that the mucus like cells lining the walls of the stomach would dissolve due to strong digestive acids inside your stomach if they are not replaced. So you get new stomach lining every 3 to 4 days
    • The surface area of a human lung is equal to that of a tennis court: Do you know that the surface area of your lung is almost equal to the area of a tennis court.
    • Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart: If you are asked to draw the picture of your lungs, normally you will draw the lungs with same size. But the human heart is slightly tilted to the left which occupies some space on left side which reduces the size of left lung.
    • You can survive even if a large part of your internal organs are removed: Do you know that you can survive even with the removal of the stomach, the spleen, 75% of the liver, 80% of the intestines, one kidney, one lung, and almost every organ from the pelvic and groin area.

    Cool Facts about Human Body

    Here are some of the cool facts about Human Body. Please read them and enjoy. We all know that Human body is very complex system that still is a mystery to the doctors. Here are some of the interesting facts related to human body.
    • If you take a square inch of our skin, you will find 4 yards of nerve fibers, 1300 nerve cells, 600 pain sensors, 36 heat sensors, 75 pressure sensors, 3 million cells, 100 sweat glands and 3 yards of blood cells.
    • Each one of us are color blind at the time birth.
    • Do you know that blood is a liquid organ.
    • Do you know that food gets into your stomach even if you are standing upside down on your head.
    • More than 50,000,000 of the cells in your body will have died and been replaced with others, all while you have been reading this sentence
    • Human body is 70% water
    • Human body has around 600 muscles
    • If 2/3 of your liver is removed by surgery, it will grow to normal size within 4 weeks time
    • the number of bacteria in your mouth is more than the human population of US and Canada together
    • Each cell in your body has an estimated 6 to 8 feet of DNA.
    • The human heart beats about 3 billion times in a person's life time
    • The number of bones in a new born baby is 350 where as a fully grown human has only 206 bones
    • Your brain itself can not feel pain
    • 80% of your brain is nothing but water
    Amazing facts about Human Body.

    Interesting facts about human body

    Cool facts about Human Body

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

    Baby born without blood

    I was reading some magazine and read an article about a baby born without blood in her body. I want to share the information for all. Olivia Norton is a baby born with a very very low hemoglobin count. The fluid pumping through her veins can not be considered as blood. The normal hemoglobin level is 18 but Olivia's level was only 3. The baby was born to parents at Broomfield Hospital in Essex. Olivia was born as six weeks premature baby during the month of September, 2011 and she stopped moving in her mother's womb. Her weight was 5 lbs at the time or birth. The mother of Olivia noticed that there were no movements in the baby. She went to meet the doctors and they said it is an emergency case. The doctors said a baby born without blood cannot survive for more than 2 days. But Olivia was given series of blood transfusions and she was alive. After giving lot of blood transfusions, the baby came out of danger and is safe now.

    Thursday, May 3, 2012

    Birth day magic

    Maths magic trick - Birth day date calculation

    School children might be enjoying their summer vacations now as their examinations are completed. Here is a maths trick to play for calculating your birth day date. You can surprise your friends with this magic trick and enjoy the fun. Here is the trick.
    • Step 1: Add 18 to your birth month.
    • Step 2: Multiply by 25.
    • Step 3: Subtract 333.
    • Step 4: Multiply by 8.
    • step 5: Subtract 554.
    • step 6: Divide by 2.
    • step 7: Add your birth date.
    • step 8: Multiply by 5.
    • step 9: Add 692.
    • step 10: Multiply by 20.
    • step 11: Add only the last two digits of your birth year.
    • step 12: Subtract 32940 to get your birthday!.
    Example: If the answer is 123199 means that you were born on December 31, 1999. If the answer is not right, you followed the directions incorrectly or lied about your birthday.

    Funny maths interesting facts

    Please read the following funny maths interesting facts. All the tricks given below are based on sequential manipulation of numbers.
    Sequential 1's with 9
    1 x 9 + 2 = 11
    12 x 9 + 3 = 111
    123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
    1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
    12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
    123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
    1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
    12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
    123456789 x 9 + 10 = 1111111111

    Sequential 8's with 9
    9 x 9 + 7 = 88
    98 x 9 + 6 = 888
    987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
    9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
    98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
    987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
    9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
    98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

    Sequential Inputs of 9
    9 x 9 = 81
    99 x 99 = 9801
    999 x 999 = 998001
    9999 x 9999 = 99980001
    99999 x 99999 = 9999800001
    999999 x 999999 = 999998000001
    9999999 x 9999999 = 99999980000001
    99999999 x 99999999 = 9999999800000001
    999999999 x 999999999 = 999999998000000001

    Sequential Inputs of 6
    6 x 7 = 42
    66 x 67 = 4422
    666 x 667 = 444222
    6666 x 6667 = 44442222
    66666 x 66667 = 4444422222
    666666 x 666667 = 444444222222
    6666666 x 6666667 = 44444442222222
    66666666 x 66666667 = 4444444422222222
    666666666 x 666666667 = 444444444222222222

    Amazing prime numbers in Maths

    Here is a list of amazing prime numbers which are unbelievable. Here are some of the funny interesting facts about amazing prime numbers. Please read them and enjoy the facts about amazing prime numbers. Here is a list of the amazing prime numbers. 31 331 3331 33331 333331 3333331 33333331 One amazing thing is that the next number 333333331 is not a prime number. Because when we multiply 17 X 19607843 = 333333331. Hope you enjoyed the amazing prime numbers. If you have any such amazing things related to maths, please post as a reply.

    Monday, April 16, 2012

    Amazing facts about Formula 1 Cars

    I think every one of you may be knowing about f1 cars or the Formula 1 cars. Formula 1 is nothing but a type of open wheel automotive racing. Formula 1 is considered as the most prestigious car racing series in the world. Here are some interesting facts about f1 cars.
    • a F1 car can pick up speed from 0 to 160 kmph and back to 0 within 4 seconds.
    • Do you know that smaller aeroplanes takes off at lower speed than F1 cars on the track
    • When a F1 car is racing on the track, the down force produced provides enough suction to lift a manhole cover. So all the man hole covers on the roads are to be welded down to prevent them being lifted by the cars
    • A F1 car's tyres lose weight during a race. Each type of an f1 car loses about 1/2 Kg. due to wear
    • The normal cars last for 60,000 Km to 1,00,000 Kms. But the f1 cars are designed to last only for 90 to 130 Kms.
    • At the highest speed, f1 car tyre rotates at a speed of 50 rotations per second
    • When a driver of f1 car hits the brakes on his car, he experiences a deceleration comparable to a regular car driving through a brick wall at 300 Km per hour.

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    Happy Mahavir Jayanthi to all

    Mahavir Jayanthi is one of the important festival of the Jain community. The Jain community celebrates the birth anniversary of the 24th and the last Tirthankara, Vardhman Mahavir, the founder of Jainism as Mahavir Jayanthi every year.

    Mahavir was born in the 7th century BC and his birth anniversary is celebrated by Jain Community in a grand way. The shrines and temples are decorated with flags on the occasion and the idol of Mahavir is given a ritual bath before being taken out for a grand procession. Jains donate money, food and clothing to the poor on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanthi. In some places Jains organize free food and drinks for all the passersby.

    We wish all Jain community a very Happy Mahavir Jayanthi 2012.

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012

    Facts which you can not believe

    Here are some interesting facts which you cannot believe.

    • The Eiffel tower is 15 cm. taller in summer
    • The largest painting on our planet is 72400 square feet smiley face.
    • An average human body contains enough iron to make a 3 inch nail
    • Beavers teeth never stop growing
    • The longest jail sentence that was passed till now was 10000 years
    • If a shark goes upside down, it goes into coma
    • The Neanderthal man's brain was bigger than the modern man's brain
    • The slowest fish in this world is the Sea Horse
    • Do you know that chickens in Virginia can not lay eggs before 8:00 AM and after 4:00 PM
    • The pupil in our eye dilates 45% when looking at something pleasant
    • It takes 595 oranges to charge an iPhone
    • Do you know that Giraffes clean their ears with their 18 inch tongue
    • Do you know that an earth worm has up to 9 hearts.
    • It is interesting to know that some ribbon worms eat themselves if they do not find any food
    • Nose prints are used to identify dogs similar to finger prints used for identifying humans
    • Do you know that the world's oldest dog died at the age of 29 years
    • Men are more likely to get struck by lightning than women
    • A blue moon comes every 2.7 years
    • The strongest substance in our body are the teeth

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012

    Some interesting Science facts

    Here are some of the interesting science facts.

    * An average male brain is larger than female brain.
    * It is a surprise to know that the little mosquito has 47 teeth.
    * Do you know that ants are so much hardworking that they do not even sleep.
    * Our finger nails grow faster than the toe nails. The growth rate is 4
    times that of toe nails.
    * A cockroach can live without its head for 9 days.
    * Do you know that humans are not the only creatures that cry but elephants
    also cry.
    * Do you know that snails can sleep for three years continuously.
    * The highest temperature produced in a laboratory was 511,000,000 degrees
    celcius at the Tokamak fusion test reactor in Princeton, New jersey, USA.
    * A hurricane can produce an energy equal to 8000 nos. of 1 Mega tonne bombs.
    * A Polar bear can run 25 miles per hour and can jump 6 meters in the air.
    * Giraffees do not have vocal chords so they do not make any loud noise.
    * Humans need at least 12 hours to digest the food.
    * Brain cells are the longest living cells in our body. They can live for
    an entire lifetime of a person.
    * The biggest human brain weighed 2.3 Kg.
    * Do you know that Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system. The
    surface temperature of Venus is 450 deg. celcius.
    * Whether you believe it or not, there are 50,000,000,000 galaxies in the
    * Our moon is extremely dry. It is one million times drier than the famous
    Gobi desert.
    * The highest recorded temperature on our earth is 58 deg. celcius which was
    recorded in Libya. The lowest recorded temperature was -89.6 deg. C which
    was recorded in Antarctica.
    * Star fish do not have brain.
    * Our eyes always remain the same size from our birth till death, but the
    ears and nose are growing continuously growing throughout our life.
    * 80% of our brain is water.
    * Sharks are totally immune to cancer. They never get cancer.
    * Our Sun loses 360 million tonnes of material each day.
    * Hot water freezes quicker than cold water.

    Friday, February 10, 2012

    Webcam Software

    Accurate Webcam Stream Studio

    This new program is great!!! It doesn’t require anymore a lot of time to manage all those many cameras installed within your site or perimeter, in your office or in your work. On that will help you manage your security cameras with precision that requires only this program and it will do the rest. Amazing work for the creator, it even records videos with the High Definition quality, thus giving you the best output. It is easy to use, it can be done through the use of your webcam or any camera attach to a computer. it will do all the rest so there is no need for you to manage it every time. It can be also use as a surveillance camera around your computer. Truly, the use of this program is worth it. Never underestimate and it will do the rest.

    Thursday, February 2, 2012

    Top film stars attend Sangeet Ceremony of Ritesh - Genelia D'Souza marriage

    The much awaited marriage of Bollywood film stars Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza is all set for 3rd February,2012.  The Sangeet ceremony of Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza was held on 31st January,2012 at Taj Land's End in Bandra in Western Mumbai. 

    Top bollywood film stars like Sanjay Dutt, Abhishek Bacchan, Jackky Bhagnani, Aftab Shivdasani, Aashish Choudhary and many more gathered at the Sangeet Ceremony of Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza.  The flim actors performed on the occasion on various Bollywood songs. 

    Some thing that is really interesting is that Ritesh and Genelia are getting married twice.  Since Ritesh is a Maharashtrian and Genelia is a Christian, they decided to marry twice.  So they will have a church wedding and then a Maharashtrian wedding.

    Thursday, January 26, 2012

    Happy Republic Day wishes to all Indians

    We all know that India celebrates Republic Day  on 26th January every year. This day is one of the most important national events for India. The constitution of India came into existence on Republic Day and India became truly Sovereign, Democratic and Republic state.

    Freedom in Mind,
    Faith in Words,
    Pride in our Heart,
    Memories in our Souls.
    Lets Salute the Nation on


    Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    Most interesting facts

    Here is a collection of the most interesting facts.  Read and enjoy them..

    • The University of Alaska stretches over 4 time zones.
    • Tsunamis ( tidal waves) travel as fast as Jet planes.
    • Rubber bands last longer if they are refrigerated.
    • President Bush and Saddam Hussein both have their shoes made by the same Italian shoemaker! 
    • Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a precaution!  
    • There are approximately 3,500 astronomers in the U.S. - but over 15,000 astrologers. 
    • The ice cream is a chinese food
    • The Hippo milk is in pink color
    • Alaska experiences more than 5,000 earth quakes per year!!
    • You are about 1 centi meter taller in the morning than in the evening
    • Do you know that Jupiter's magnetic field is so massive that it pours billions of watts into earth's magnetic field every day.
    • Smelling bananas or green apples can help you to reduce your weight.  ( smelling only and not eating).

    Some interesting and funny facts

    Here is a collection of funny and interesting facts.  Enjoy the collection of funny facts.

    • 9 victims out of 10 victims in lightning strike survive!
    • Do you know that a ball of glass will bounce more than a ball made out of rubber?
    • Do you know that a bird  'chews' with its stomach.?
    • An ounce of platinum can be stretched to a length of 10,000 feet!!
    • Do you know that butter milk does not contain any butter?
    • Every Alaskan citizen above the age of 6 months receives an oil dividend check of $1000 per year!!
    • Highly pressurized water can easily cut through a steel beam.
    • The seconds hand on an authentic Rolex watch doesn't tick, it moves smoothly.  If it ticks, then you can say that the watch is a fake one and not Rolex.
    • Do you know that in the year 1956, 80% of US citizens had refrigerator in their houses, where as only 8% of British house holds had one!
    • Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents. 
    • Do you know that it is possible to see a rainbow at night times too..
    • The months that begins on sunday always have a "Friday the 13th".
    • Do you know that Muhammad is the most common name in the world. 

    Saturday, January 7, 2012

    Step-By Step Guide On Creating A Blog And Making Your Money 1

    Step-By Step Guide on Creating A Blog and making your money 1. You can create a blog by visiting a blog and clicking the “create blog” icon on it; or, you can log onto and sign in. 2. Next, you will be required to create a Google account which you will use to access your blog and other operations related to it. 3. You choose a template. There so many templates to choose from depending on what you need. 4. You now go on to setting. Here fill in the required fields which will determine the look and feel of your blog. 5. Next is the “monetize” section where you set up your ad-sense and state how you want the adverts to be i.e. whether banner or not, whether they should be at the side bar or under each post or both. You will also state your contact detail, including how you will be paid. 6. Then you move to the “design” section. This is basically the section where you add the various features earlier mentioned. HOW TO ADD FEATURES ON YOUR BLOG To customize your blog with features, go to the “design” section and click. This will display all the gadgets in the blog. To add a feature, simply click on “Add gadget” and that will bring out a drop-down that displays all the features in blogger. Click on the one you want and when you are done with it, click on “Add” and it is done. Not only do you create these features, you can actually draw and pull them down and position them in the order in which you want them to appear on the side bar.

    Step-By Step Guide On Creating A Blog And Making Your Money 1

    Step-By Step Guide on Creating A Blog and making your money 1. You can create a blog by visiting a blog and clicking the “create blog” icon on it; or, you can log onto and sign in. 2. Next, you will be required to create a Google account which you will use to access your blog and other operations related to it. 3. You choose a template. There so many templates to choose from depending on what you need. 4. You now go on to setting. Here fill in the required fields which will determine the look and feel of your blog. 5. Next is the “monetize” section where you set up your ad-sense and state how you want the adverts to be i.e. whether banner or not, whether they should be at the side bar or under each post or both. You will also state your contact detail, including how you will be paid. 6. Then you move to the “design” section. This is basically the section where you add the various features earlier mentioned. HOW TO ADD FEATURES ON YOUR BLOG To customize your blog with features, go to the “design” section and click. This will display all the gadgets in the blog. To add a feature, simply click on “Add gadget” and that will bring out a drop-down that displays all the features in blogger. Click on the one you want and when you are done with it, click on “Add” and it is done. Not only do you create these features, you can actually draw and pull them down and position them in the order in which you want them to appear on the side bar.