Sunday, September 16, 2012

Snake with Foot

This snake was discovered in China in 2009 with a single clawed foot growing out from its body. The 16 inches long mutant reptile was found by Duan Qiongxiu clinging to the wall of her bedroom in suining with its talons. Mrs. Duan was so scared that has beat the snake to death with her shoe. Growing a foot is a very rare mutation for a snake they more frequently grow two heads and scientists are working to find out if the foot evolved from changes in the snake's environment.

The Haunted Island

Teshuilo Lake lies among the canals of Xochimilco near Mexico City and on the lake there is a tiny island known as Isla De Las Munecas. Many years ago a young girl drowned there and it became a haunted area that people were afraid to enter. A homeless man, julian Santana lived on the island for over 50 years and began to collect and display children's dolls to remember the dead girl and keep her spirit happy. Santana would trade fresh vegetables, which he grew on the island with local people for their discarded dolls. Although Santana died in 2001 there are still thousands of dolls scattered around the area mostly hung in the trees.

Friday, September 14, 2012

The God Fruit

More than six years of work Gao Xianzhang from Hebei, China has managed to modify a crop of pears to look like little Buddhas. In 2009 after a lot of effort and rotten fruit he perfected a technique and was able to mold 10,000 pears into edible Buddha shaped fruit. Selling them for $10 each the pears which resemble baby Buddhas are grown in special plastic molds on the tree branches from an early stage.     

Half Red and Half Green Apple

This apple truly is one a one of a kind grown in the village of Colaton   Raleigh in Devon, England by retired painter Ken Morrish, the apple colours are thought to have appeared owing to a random genetic mutation that has a million to one chance of occurring. People were desperate to see the half and half apple and even lined up outside his house to take a picture of it.  

A man who paints with his eyes

Leandro Granato, an artist from Buenos Aries, Argentina, paints pieces of art using only his eyes as a paintbrush. He puts the paint into his nose, next he forces the paint up through his eye and finally he squirts it onto a canvas. He achieves by using his nose sinus cavities, which empty into the eye through small vents. When he puts pressure on his nose the paint can escape into his eye.

A work done by squirting paint from his eye

Monday, January 23, 2012

Most Expensive Pens in the World

1.Aurora Diamante Fountain Pen (Rate: $1.47 Million)
From one of the finest makers of luxury writing instruments, Italy based Aurora, comes the most expensive pen called Aurora Diamante Fountain Pen. The magnificent fountain pen is said to the first and only 30 carat pen in the world and features 2,000 diamond encrusted throughout its body.

2.Caran d’Ache 1010 Diamonds Limited Edition Fountain Pen (Rate: $1 Million)

Designed and developed by Caran d’Ache, the Swiss makers of some of the finest writing instruments in the world brings the million dollar luxury fountain pen, Caran d’Ache 1010 Diamonds Limited Edition Fountain Pen.The cap of this luxury writing instrument has been given a 26 lines of 22 baguette-cut diamonds and the pen itself carries a price tag of $1 million.

3.Heaven Gold Pen (Rate: $995,510)

It is Designed and developed by the renowned International designer, Anita Tan, this one of the most expensive luxury pen that has been covered in 161 brilliant color diamonds, as well as 43 carat Tsavorite gemstones. Heaven Gold Pen has been crafted from pink gold and Tsavorite gemstones embedded in it are said to be about two billion years old. It is the world’s first pen designed by a woman for women.

4.Limited Edition Mystery Masterpiece (Rate: $730,000)
 Celebrating the respective completion of 100 years of success, two of the most renowned names in the luxury industry, Mont Blanc and Van Cleef & Arpels, came out with the stunning Limited Edition Mystery Masterpiece pen. This one of a kind luxury pen comes in three offerings, where in the customers can choose from rubies, sapphires or emeralds, while all three variants are studded with exquisite diamonds. It is embedded with 840 diamonds.

5. Caran d’Ache Gotica Pen (Rate: $406,453 )
It is launched in China in 2006, the Caran d’Ache Gotica Pen is still considered to be one of the most expensive pens and carries a fascinating design, as well as a limited edition sale model.The Caran d’Ache Gotica Pen carries a price tag of $406,453 and the company has manufactured only 1140 pieces of this magnificent pen.

Costliest Lighter in the World 2011

  • Part of the company’s Prestige Collection, the Ligne 2 lighter comes in four distinct varieties.
  •  While the solid gold, white gold and the “Rose” pink gold and diamond lighters are all exquisite in their own ways, the Ligne 2 Champagne is truly exceptional. 
  • It is Made of 18-karat white gold and decorated with 462 diamonds (5.2 carats) of GVS quality, the Ligne 2 Champagne positively glitters with excess.
  • The most expensive lighter in the world can be had for $79,000.
  •  Its companion piece, a pen with another 502 diamonds, commands a mere $74,000 price tag.

Costliest Dog Breeds in the World

5. Maltese: $ 1500 – $ 2500 
The Maltese is a small breed of dog in the toy group. It descends from dogs originating in the Central Mediterranean Area.Maltese are bred to be cuddly companion dogs, and thrive on love and attention. They are extremely lively and playful, and even as a Maltese ages, his or her energy level and playful demeanor remain fairly constant. Malta has a white coat and weighs 2-7 kg and height from 7.5 to 10 inches high.

4. Pharaoh Hound: $ 2000 – $ 3000
The Pharaoh Hound is a breed of dog and the national hound of the Mediterranean nation of Malta.At first glance, the Pharaoh Hound should appear both graceful and elegant as well as powerful and athletic.It stands between 21 to 25 inches at the withers and weighs between 40 to 60 lbs. Males are typically larger than females.The Pharaoh Hound is an intelligent, trainable, playful, and active breed. It is sociable with other dogs and with people; however, it can be aloof or reserved with strangers. It is typically very open and affectionate with its family and those it knows.

3. Yorkshire terrier: $ 4000 – $ 7000 
The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed in the 19th century in the county of Yorkshire, England to catch rats in clothing mills.The defining features of the breed are its size, 3 pounds (1.4 kg) to 7 pounds (3.2 kg), and its silky blue and tan coat.A newborn Yorkie puppy is born black.It may take up to three years or more for the coat to reach its final color.

2. Rottweiler: $ 10,000 – $ 15,000 
The Rottweiler is a medium to large size breed of domestic dog that originated in Rottweil, Germany.Some records indicate that earlier Rottweilers may have also been used for hunting, although the modern Rottweiler has a relatively low hunting instinct. Rottweilers are now also used in search and rescue, as guide dogs for the blind, as guard or police dogs, and in other roles.Technically a "medium / large" breed, a stands 61 to 69 cm (24"-27") at the withers for males, 56 to 63 cm (22"-25") for females.

1. Tibetan Mastiff: (approx) $ 350,000 
The Tibetan Mastiff is an ancient breed and type of domestic dog originating with nomadic cultures of Central Asia.Life Expectancy Unlike most large breeds, its life expectancy is long, some 10–14 years.Like all flock guardian breeds, they are intelligent and stubborn to a fault, so obedience training is recommended since this is a strong-willed, powerful breed. 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Stainless Steeel Video Watch

Stainless Steeel Video Watch with a massive 8GB of internal flash memory as well as a full colour 1.8" LCD Colour screen is one of the latest gadgets available in the market. High pixel count and high frames per second make viewing a joy. Plus this watch has a built-in voice recorder, multiple OSD languages to choose from, a built-in high quality speaker as well as a earphone jack.The watch can show JPEG pictures and play music at the same time.It also has an earphone jack.
It includes:

  • 160×128 of video Resolution it is equipped with MTV video Format
  • 20fps
  • Supported with built in MIC, speaker and watch displaying digital Time
  • Dimensions: 45×55x13mm (LxWxD) 
  • Built-in Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • Efficient music format- MP3, WMA, WAV 
  • 2.0 USB
  • Conversion formats include AVI, MP4, WMV, ASF, MPG, MPEG, DAT, RM,MOV
  • WAV: Record Format
  • Time, Date and Day display.

Cave with Glowing Worms

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

  • The Waitomo Glowworm Caves in New zealand is known for its population of glowworms
  • .These glowworms are found exclusively in New Zealand and around the size of an average mosquito.
  •  This cave is part of the Waitomo Caves system that includes the Ruakuri Cave and the Aranui Cave.
  • There are organized tours that include a boat ride under the glowworms.
  • The local Māori people had known about the caves for quite some time before the local Māori Chief Tane Tinorau and an English surveyor, Fred Mace, did an extensive exploration in 1887.
  • Their exploration was conducted with candlelight on a raft going into the cave where the stream goes underground.  
  • As they began their journey, they came across the Glowworm Grotto and were amazed by the twinkling glow coming from the ceiling. 
  • As they travelled further into the cave by poling themselves towards an embankment, they were also astounded by the limestone formations. 
  • .The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are located in the southern Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand, 12 km northwest of Te Kuiti. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Longest Bike in the World

  • The motorcycle which you can see in the following photo is claimed to be worlds longest motorcycle with its length of 31.4 feet. 
  • It has 15 seats. 
  • It’s creator Oleg “Leshij” Rogov was from Tver city, a small town near Moscow city. 
  • This record has been entered into Guiness books of records as well.

Kepler 22b New Planet Found


  • Kepler-22b is the first confirmed extra solar planet found by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope to orbit within the habitable zone of a Sun-like star. 
  • Kepler-22b, a possible super-Earth, is 600 light years away from Earth, in orbit around Kepler-22, a G-type star.
  • The discovery was announced December 5, 2011.
  • The average distance from Kepler-22b to its host star Kepler-22 is about 15% less than the distance from Earth to the Sun but the luminosity (light output) of Kepler-22 is about 25% less than that of the Sun.
  • Even the fastest new horizons spacecraft, which is on its way to Pluto, would take over 6 million years to get there. 
  • What makes it really exciting is that its about as far away from its star as the earth is from our sun. Its not so close to be super hot and its not so far to be cold and frozen.
  •  It means that Kepler 22b is the first planet found where liquid water and even life might exist on its surface.

Most Expensive Hotel rooms in the World

5.Greece - Royal Villa at Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens 
(Rate: $32,000)

The Royal Villa at Athens' Grand Resort Lagonissi sits on a private beach and includes its own heated pool and steam room. The price is steep but the suite is full service, with its own butler, chef, and pianist.

4.France - The Penthouse Suite, The Hotel Martinez, Cannes (Rate: $35,000)

It is located on the sea front, on the famous boulevard de La Croisette in Cannes, the Hotel Martinez has established itself over the decades as the flagship hotel on the Riviera. On the 7th floor, the 10,000-square-foot Penthouse Suite is a haven of luxury. The suites have a jacuzzi, plasma screen televisions, DVD library, kitchen, open bar, private butler on call 24/7, and an option to join both suites into one big apartment.

3.USA - Ty Warner Penthouse, Four Seasons Hotel, New York (Rate: $35,000)

The Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons was designed by legendary architect I.M. Pei, Peter Marino and hotel owner Ty Warner. It is accessible only by private elevator, which take up the entire 52nd floor, and is decorated with specially commissioned artwork and furniture, including a grand piano in the library, a waterfall in the Zen Room and an infinity soak tub. Located on the 52nd floor of New York’s tallest hotel with floor-to-ceiling bay windows offering a breathtaking 360 degree view of the City, it includes full spa treatments, a personal trainer and a 24/7 butler.

2.USA - Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, The Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas (Rate:$40,000)

The Hugh Hefner Sky Villa in The Palms Casino Resort is designed by Hugh Hefner, which was
built to model the original playboy mansion. Located one-mile off the Las Vegas strip, the two-story suite includes a number of amenities such as guests lounge in the media room, fully-equipped gym, steam sauna, spa treatment room, eskew stairs for a personal glass elevator, multiple bars, and an 8-foot rotating bed. But the most unique amenity is the cantilelvered jacuzzi pool, which extends outside of the suite and gives a clear view of the city.

1.Royal Penthouse Suite at the President Wilson Hotel – Geneva

Royal Penthouse Suite at President Wilson Hotel in Geneva is probably the most expensive hotel room in the world. If you are willing to spend $65,000 per night, the suite will offer you all the luxuries of the world.
Only private elevator leads to the Imperial Suite, which is actually an entire top floor of the hotel. Decorated in a contemporary style, with marble and hardwood floors, the suite has a gorgeous view through the bulletproof windows of the picturesque city of Geneva, Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc. The suite consists of four bedrooms, six bathrooms with mosaic marble floor, a cocktail lounge and a terrace. The living room has a billiards table, a library and a cocktail lounge with a view of the water fountain, and can accommodate around 40 guests. A large mahogany table can invite 26 guests in the dining room. The suite may be ideal for world leaders and celebrities visiting the United Nations, as its security is known to be the best in the world.

African Naked mole rat

  • The naked mole rat also known as the sand puppy or desert mole rat, is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa and the only species currently classified in the genus Heterocephalus.
  • It has a highly unusual set of physical traits that enables it to thrive in an otherwise harsh, underground environment, including a lack of pain sensation in its skin and a very low metabolism.
  • Typical individuals are 8 to 10 cm (3 to 4 in) long and weigh 30 to 35 grams (1.1 to 1.2 oz). Queens are larger and may weigh well over 50 grams (1.8 oz), the largest reaching 80 grams (2.8 oz).
  • Their eyes are quite small, and their visual acuity is poor. 
  • Their legs are thin and short; however, they are highly adept at moving underground and can move backward as fast as they can move forward.
  •  Their large, protruding teeth are used to dig, and their lips are sealed just behind the teeth to prevent soil from filling their mouths while digging. 
  • They have little hair (hence the common name) and wrinkled pink or yellowish skin.
  • The skin of naked mole rats lacks a key neurotransmitter called substance P that is responsible in mammals for sending pain signals to the central nervous system. 
  • When naked mole rats are exposed to acid or capsaicin, they feel no pain.
  • Because of their extraordinary longevity, an international effort was put into place to sequence the genome of the naked mole rat. 
  • A draft genome was made available in 2011.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Most Expensive Weddings Ever

5. Delphine Arnault and Alessandro Vallarino Gancia

Delphine is the daughter of a French businessman, her wedding dress was created by a famous designer John Galliano and the venue was decorated with 500 white roses.
4. Wayne Rooney and Colleen McLaughlin
12 June, 2008 was the wedding date and 15 million dollars, their wedding was quite expensive and it was a four day celebration on a yacht with 64 guests flown in on five private jets. The oddest thing about this wedding is that they served pizza at the reception.
3. Vikram Chatwal and Priya Sachdev
Their marriage date was 18 February, 2006 and the cost was $20 million. It was a 10 day celebration with six hundred guest, guests from 26 countries were invited on private jets.
2. Aleksandra Nikolic and Andrei Melnichenko
This marriage had a cost of $30 Million.Andrei is a Russian billionaire and their wedding ceremony included performances by Christina Aguilera and Whitney Housten, and both of these women were flown in on private jets.
1. Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia
Their wedding cost was $78 million, this one is the most expensive weddings of the world, it is also listed in Guinness Book of World Records. It was a five day celebration with 1000 guests. Totally awesome wedding!

World's Shortest Women

Jyoti Amge was declared the world's shortest living woman by the Guinness World Records.Rob Molloy, adjudicator for GWR, said, "Jyoti was measured by an accreditated medical doctor under GWR supervision and her height has been noted at 62.8 cm. The record was held by Bridgette Jordan, an American, who stands at 69cm. Today Jyoti also became an adult legally, on account of her turning 18, hence we declare her as the shortest living woman in the world.
"The process of measuring Jyoti's height was a complex one. GWR gave the charge to Wockhardt Hospital in Nagpur. Dr Manoj Pahukar, consulting orthopaedician at Wockhardt Hospitals who conducted the measurements, said, "There is a medical logic to measuring a candidate thrice. After a night's sleep, a person's height increases marginally due to the spine being in a straight position for a long time. It goes back to normal after a while. Also, any human error is ruled out when you repeat the process more than once.
"Amarilis Whitty, senior PR manager for GWR, told Times of India in an email that "Jyoti was the current holder for shortest living teenager. Now that she is 18, she is the shortest living woman." Earlier this year she appeared for her SSC exam and secured 73% marks. She is now taking a break from studies for sometime due to her hectic work schedule. Her father Kisanji said, "Jyoti has been booked for shooting for a Kannada movie in Mysore. Also, she will be in Europe for two months coming summer."

Top 5 Best Beaches in the World

5.Nudist Camp Beach - Croatia

This naturalist beach is in Vrboska.It is Surrounded by vineyards, pine groves and olive trees, this is incredibly beautiful spot for nude sunbathing. The beach has a plethora of rock outcroppings which can provide a secluded spot for sunbathing in your birthday suit, if you prefer privacy. If the full naturalist experience is more your style, then you may want to camp at the naturalist camp nearby complete with a small restaurant, store and gas station.
4.Hanalei Bay Beach - Hawaii

Hanalei Bay is the largest bay on the north shore of Kauaʻi island in Hawaii. The town of Hanalei is at the mid-point of the bay.Hanalei Bay consists of nearly two miles of beach, surrounded by mountains. In the summer, the bay offers excellent mooring for sailboats, stand up paddle boarding and swimming.  During the winter the surf becomes large and is a favorite surf location.
3.Ocracoke Island - North Carolina

If privacy and seclusion are what you look for in a sunbathing location, then look no further. This little gem of a spot can only be reached by boat, private plane or ferry. While modern electronics (ie: phones and computers) have reached this island paradise, they are still frowned on. The wilderness beach on Ocracoke has some of the most pristine sand to be found. Relax, get that book out you’ve been wanting to read and enjoy the rays.
2.Ipanema Beach - Brazil

This beach is made famous by the song! Actually, Ipanema became famous in the 1970s when women first started wearing tangas (precursor to today’s thong bathing suit) on its shores. It is famously known for its elegance and social qualities.Beer is sold everywhere on the beach along with the traditional cachaça. There are always circles of people playing football, volleyball, and footvolley, a locally invented sport that is a combination of volleyball and football.
1.Santa Cruz Beaches - California

Santa Cruz is classic California sunbathing. With almost 30 miles of oceanfront beaches to choose from, you can’t go wrong in Santa Cruz. If you are a big wave surfer, or just like to watch them, then Steamer Lane is the beach for you. If you want privacy and romance , try catching some rays at Seascape Beach. If you want some fun mixed in with your sun worship, then Main Beach is the place to be. Main Beach has an old fashioned boardwalk and amusement park, complete with rides, games and food just steps from the beach. Santa Cruz has something for everyone and a beach to suit everyone’s style.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Walkable Roller Coaster in Germany

  • Since November 13, the new large-scale sculpture dubbed “Tiger and Turtle - Magic Mountain" was opened in Duisburg, Germany, after a year of construction.
  • The sculpture, which has a 220-meter track and is made of zinc-plated steel and grates, gives tourists an impressive view over the Rhine, according to German artists Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth.
  • LED lights are integrated in the handrails and highlight the flight of stairs so the sculpture is accessible at night, they added.
  • "Visitors can climb on the curved sculpture and walk around, taking in the surrounding views from the spiral walkways - but not at the breakneck speed usually associated with roller coasters," it said.
  • On the other hand, tech site Gizmodo noted the sculpture was built at a cost of $2.7 million.

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