Saturday, October 22, 2011

Most interesting Pregnancy Facts

  • The world's first test tube twins are Stephen and Amanda Mays born June 5, 1981.
  • The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
  • Some people drink the urine of pregnant women to build up their immune system.
  • Every day, over 1,300 babies are born prematurely in the USA.
  • During pregnancy, the average woman's uterus expands up to five hundred times its normal size.
  • Changing a cat's litter box can be dangerous to pregnant women, as cat feces sometimes carry a parasite that can cause harm to the developing baby.
  • A pregnant woman's dental health can affect her unborn child.
  • May babies are on avearge 200 grams heavier than babies born in other months.
  • When a women is pregnant, her senses are all heightened.
  • Studies show that couples that smoke during the time of conception have a higher chance of having a girl compared to couples that do not smoke.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Most Expensive Mobile Phones in the World


This mobile is designed by Peter Aloisson. It has 138 diamonds with 17.75 Carats and 18 Carats of white gold. This iPhone was sold for $176,400.


This mobile is designed by Jaren Goh. It is made out of Titan and Polycarbonate spots which is a cutting edge mirror that finish cladding. Mobile is decorated with diamonds. This was sold for $300,000.


This phone is a product of French jeweler, Boucheron, This is a limited edition phone, So far only 8 pieces is made. It has 439 rubies and two emerald eyes to give a cobra look for the phone. This was sold for $310,000.


This phone was designed by peter Aloisson and produced by JSC Ancort. This smart phone has a platinum base and 50 diamonds out of which 8 are rare blue Diamonds. The navigation key and Ancort logo are made of 18 Carat rose gold. This was sold for $1.3 Million


This phone was designed by Emmanuel Gueit. This phone made it into the Guinness Book of world records in 2008. This phone has VVs1 (only microscopically flawed) diamonds and 18 Carat of white gold. This phone is available by individual order. This one was sold for $1.3 Million.


This was designed by Stuart Hughes. This was the most expensive phone of 2009. Goldstriker iPhone is encrusted with 271 grams of 22 carat pure solid gold. More than 200 diamonds added on the cell phone. Apple logo on the back has 53 gems and home button is made up of a single 7.1 carat diamond. The iPhone 3GS Supreme decorated as well in a chest carved from granite and Kashmir gold along with a lining made from top Nubuck grain leather. This phone was sold for $3.2 Million.

Most Expensive Cars in the World

5. Paganini C9 – Cost : $1,300,000

4. Maybach Landaulet – Cost : $1,405,000

3. Koenigsegg Agera – Cost : ~$1,500,000

2. Aston Martin One-77 – Cost : $1,870,000

1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – Cost : $2,600,000

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Mystery of Aurora lights

An aurora is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere (thermosphere). The charged particles originate in the magnetosphere and solar wind and are directed by the Earth's magnetic field into the atmosphere. Aurora is classified as diffuse or discrete aurora. Most aurorae occur in a band known as the auroral zone.
                          In northern latitudes, the effect is known as the aurora borealis (or the northern lights), named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas, by Pierre Gassendi in 1621. Auroras seen near the magnetic pole may be high overhead, but from farther away, they illuminate the northern horizon as a greenish glow or sometimes a faint red, as if the Sun were rising from an unusual direction. The aurora borealis most often occurs near the equinoxes.
                          Its southern counterpart, the aurora australis (or the southern lights), has almost identical features to the aurora borealis and changes simultaneously with changes in the northern auroral zone and is visible from high southern latitudes in Antarctica, South America and Australia.
Source: Wikipedia and NASA

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Most Expensive Diamonds in the World

5. De Beers Centenary Diamond

The De Beers Centenary Diamond is, at 273.85 carats (54.77 g).The Centenary Diamond is rated in color as grade D color by the Gemological Institute of America, which is the highest grade of colourless diamond and is internally and externally flawless. It was named the Centenary Diamond as it was presented in the rough for the Centennial Celebration of De Beers Consolidated Mines. Estimated value of this diamond is at least USD 100 million.
4. The Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond, also known as "Le bleu de France" or "Le Bijou du Roi",is a large, 45.52 carats (9.10 g),deep-blue diamond, housed in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C. It is blue to the naked eye because of trace amounts of boron within its crystal structure, but it exhibits red phosphorescence after exposure to ultraviolet light. This diamond is famous for supposedly being cursed, and it has a long recorded history with few gaps in which it changed hands numerous times on its way from India to France to England and to the United States. It has been described as the "most famous diamond in the world" and, after the Mona Lisa, it is the second most-visited artwork in the world. Estimated value of this diamond is $200–$250 million USD.
3. The Cullinan

The Cullinan diamond is the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found, at 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g).Estimated value of this diamond is over £200 million, $400 million. Right now it is in the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.
2. The Sancy Diamond

The Sancy, a pale yellow diamond of 55.23 carats (11.05 g), was once reputed to have belonged to the Great Moguls of antiquity, but is more likely of Indian origin owing to its cut which is unusual by Western standards. Current owner is The Louvre, Paris, France. Its price is not estimated yet.
1. Kohinoor
The Kohinoor which means "Mountain of Light" in Persian, is a 105 carat (21.6 g) diamond (in its most recent cut) that was once the largest known diamond in the world. The Kohinoor originated in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India .It has belonged to various Hindu, Mughal, Turkic, Afghan, Sikh and British rulers who fought bitterly over it at various points in history and seized it as a spoil of war time and time again. It was finally seized by the East India Company and became part of the British Crown Jewels when Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India in 1877.Its price is not estimated. 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Mysterious Moving stones of Racetrack Playa

  •  Racetrack Playa is a dry lake with Moving stones or Sailing stones. It is located in Death Valley National park of California.
  • It is believed that the rocks are moved by wind blowing up to 90 Miles per hour. They have never been seen or filmed in motion. Racetrack stones only move once every two or three years and most tracks last for three or four years. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Most Expensive Engagement Rings


This Diamond is studded on a De Beers platinum engagement ring. It is a 9 carat diamond but costs 1.83 million Dollars. The cost is for the flawlessness of the stone and the color.


Whether you prefer round extravagance or a more angular glamour, Tiffany has you covered. On the left is the famed jeweler’s oval diamond micromelee split shank ring. Both rings are set in platinum.
The 14.79-carat creation retails at $1.465 million. On the right, you’ll find Tiffany’s 12.03-carat cushion diamond ring, which sells for $800,000.

The platinum diamond ring type is a collection of Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry House, Los Angeles. In the middle of the ring there are 5.98 carat oval diamond and 3.96 carat diamond surrounded by ten round fruit, thus forming a flower. It cost around $ 1.3 million.
The soccer star David Beckham has put a diamond ring to Victoria Beckham in their wedding party. Watch the ring, there are purchases amid 0.8 carat pink diamond surrounded by 4.15 carat of white that makes it very luxurious, and this beautiful ring costs $ 525,000.

Friday, August 19, 2011

One Million Dollar Worth Jackpot Phone

Gresso, a company that makes luxury devices, has outdone itself in packaging opulence, its latest creation, the Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot, is a phone priced at a cool one million dollars, In return, you get a 180-gram pure gold instrument, encrusted with 45.5K black diamonds. Just 12mm thick, it has a kepayd build of saphires and a back carved out of 200 year old black african wood. Only three jackpots have ever been manufactured.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Worlds most Luxurious Bus Stop



Britain's most luxurious bus stop has been given a football-themed makeover. 

Kitted out with a sofa, cushions, a TV, a phone and flowers, the shelter attracts thousands of tourists every year - and even boasts a hot snacks stand.Bobby Macaulay helped to start what has now become one of the island's biggest tourist hot spots.

The 21-year-old said: ‘It started with a sofa and since then there's been so much stuff donated it has to be regulated.

‘People are bringing their unwanted furniture to the shelter instead of taking it to the skip.

‘It didn't start as a project - in the beginning it wasn't organised. It just kind of started itself.

‘Now people come from all over the world to see it - we even had to install a traffic island there because so many tour buses were visiting.

‘I'm very proud of being a part of starting it up.

‘We've made something really quite impressive out of something very small.

‘It relies on tremendous community spirit and trust, the kind you would only find on an island such as Unst.’ 

Rare Parrot Flower from Thailand

Impatiens psittacina, known variously as the "parrot flower" or "parrot balsam" is a species of balsam from Southeast Asia that was described by the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker and was noted for its flowers that resemble a "flying cockatoo". It is known from Thailand, Burma and parts of India. The species grows in the wild in a small region of north Thailand (near Chiang Mai), Burma, and in the north-east Indian state of Manipur. It is called the parrot flower because its flower bears a resemblance to a parrot in flight when viewed from the side.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Weird Facts

Earth is the only planet not named after a God.
black death  
In the 14th century the Black Death killed 75,000,000 people. It was carried by fleas on the black rat.
dice cube

The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.
dirty car  
It is a criminal offence to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.

There are more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the world every year.

An average human heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Pearls melt in vinegar.
The largest eggs in the world are laid by a shark.

Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.
speaker of the house

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
statue on a horse If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Tornado Derails a Train

Shortest Man in the World

SINDANGAN, Philippines:
Junrey Balawing  a poor blacksmith's son was declared as the world's shortest man by Guinness World Records on his 18th birthday Sunday, sparking a celebration in his hometown.
Balawing measured 23.6 inches during the ceremony attended by about 100 villagers and journalists.
Guinness World Records representative Craig Glenday presented Balawing with official recognition of his status as the shortest adult man in the world, with the framed certificate.
He took over the title from Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal, who is 26.4 inches tall.

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