Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Forest of suicides__Aokigahara Dzyukay

Forest of suicides - Aokigahara Dzyukay 

NOT FOR MINORS

Country of the rising sun, which is no longer just scared the whole world with its horror films, in fact, draws his subjects from the very peculiar myths.
They are based - the idea that a man who died a violent death, suicide, or just will not leave this world, but will remain and will be hard to avenge alive.


Legend, which makes many Japanese revive the word "Dzyukay", rooted in the Middle Ages. In the famine years of peasant families who could not feed the elderly and newborn babies, take them to the forest to die. Nowadays, the forest became a magnet for those who decided to commit suicide, largely because of the Japanese literature. One of the first timber glorified Seyte Matsumoto in the product "Dark Dzyukay. Then there was the sensational book "A detailed guide on how to commit suicide", where the forest was described as "ideal" for suicide. After only a short time after the publication of the works in the forest were found two bodies, and when they read out copies of the book.

Top 10 Youngest Internet Millionaires

 Top 10 Youngest Internet Millionaires


Internet has proved to be a good place of investment for many entrepreneurs, young and old. Some of the young entrepreneurs have earned huge success in their projects and have become millionaires at an early age.
This list includes 10 such young entrepreneurs who have become millionaires on the internet.

10) Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier-Smith


 Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier-Smith Tagged Inc. co-founded
Age: 28 years old
Project: Tagged
Wealth: $45 million
Tagged Inc. was co-founded by Harvard graduates and entrepreneurs Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier-Smith. Tagged.com was launched in October 2004 by Tagged Inc. and is privately owned.Tagged.com is a social networking site founded in 2004. Tagged is the subject of numerous customer complaints for sending deceptive bulk mail and is regarded as a phishing and spamming site and an "E-mail scam" by consumer anti-fraud advocates. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States

The Airport in Gibraltar

The Airport in Gibraltar


This airport is interesting because its runway crosses the road in Spain. When the plane was taxiing to the runway,
Highway on both sides overlap the gates, stopping the flow of traffic.


USSR from the train in 1975

USSR from the train in 1975




In 1975, French scientist Jacques Dyupake made his third trip to the USSR, this time having passed the whole country on the Trans-Siberian. In memory of the child he left a very interesting photo document:

Khabarovsk

Salt Hotels in Salar de Uyuni - Bolivia

 Salt Hotels in Salar de Uyuni - Bolivia


Salar de Uyuni attracts tourists from around the world. As it is located far from the cities, a number of hotels have been built for accommodation. Due to lack of conventional construction materials, many of them are almost entirely built with salt blocks cut from the Salar - including walls, roof and furniture. 

The first such hotel, Hotel de Sal Playa, was erected in 1993-1995 in the middle of the salt flat, and soon became a popular tourist destination. Many more hotels and hostels made out of salt were constructed later. Hotel de Sal Playa was previously covered on Amusing Planet. 

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

9 Best Edible Natural Oil Around the World

9 Best Edible Natural Oil Around the World 



 Gone are the days when all you had to do was choose between sunflower or olive oil. Now it seems you can by the oil from just about every plant, nut or seed out there but should we be adding them to our stir fries or drizzling them over our salads? Lets Find out...
Top rated - rapeseed oil
Rapeseed oil contains omegas 3, 6 and 9, essential fatty acids so it's great for heart health, brain health and joint mobility. It is also a rich, natural source of vitamin E � essential for healthy skin and a strong immune system. High in mono-unsaturated fats and with less than half the cholesterol raising, saturated fats of olive oil it is one of the few natural oils that can be heated to deep-frying temperature without its antioxidants, character, colour and flavour spoiling. In short, one of the best oils there is and what's more � some of the very best rapeseed oils are produced right here in Britain.

Biggest Feet

Biggest Feet



 Teenager Carl Griffiths may have the biggest feet in Britain, but he's taking it in his stride.

The 19-year-old, who stands at 6ft 8in, has feet that are a staggering 14.5in long - or a size 21. The UK average men's shoe size is a nine.

Unsurprisingly, he regularly has to put up with people accidentally standing on them and struggles to find shoes that fit so has to order them from overseas.


Mr Griffiths, from Trimsaram in south Wales said: 'My feet have always been huge - ever since I can remember.

'They grew so fast when I was at school my mum kept having to buy me new shoes every few months. Each year I would go through two or three pairs. I just wore them out really quickly.

Miss World 2011 Contestant in Swimsuits

Miss World 2011 Contestant in Swimsuits


That ended qualifying stage for the contest "Miss World 2011".
At this stage of the contest, beauty appeared before a jury in bathing suits. 


Brazil

10 Dramatic Mountain Ranges of the World

10 Dramatic Mountain Ranges of the World


There are amazing mountain ranges in the world, many of which you may never have heard of. These ranges are relatively young, therefore their peaks are sharp and dramatic. Take a look and see if you can learn something new about some of the world's dramatic mountain ranges. 

 Dolomites, Italy
The Dolomites are a mountain range in the southern Alps in Italy. The mountains are paler and more granular than the sharp granite of more northern ranges in the Alps. They are named for the type of rock, dolomite, a carbonate rock that makes them up. The highest peaks are in the 10,000 foot range. The mountains were the scene of fighting during both the First and Second World Wars. Today they are popular hiking and skiing destinations.

World's Highest Tidal Waves in Qiantang River

World's Highest Tidal Waves in Qiantang River


The Qiantang River (also known as the Qian River) is a southeast Chinese river that originates in the borders of Anhui and Jiangxi provinces and passes through Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, before flowing into the East China Sea through Hangzhou Bay.

The river and bay are known for the world's largest tidal bore, which is up to 9 metres (30 ft) high, and travels at up to 40 km per hour (25 miles an hour). The tide rushing into the river from the bay causes a bore usually from 5 to 15 ft (1.5–4.6 m) high, which sweeps past Hangzhou and menaces shipping in the harbor. It is so dangerous that, until recently, no one attempting to surf it has managed to remain upright for more than 11 seconds.

On September 1, 2011, massive tidal waves exceeded 60 metres and damaged more than 100 metres of protective railings. Many people came to see this amazing natural phenomenon.


Monday, 28 November 2011

The Sealander Cara-boat

The Sealander Cara-boat


The Sealander Cara-boat is a newly designed travel entertainment container which suits a family requirement. This boat extends the enjoyment of camping and leisure. It has a double hull, meaning that if it springs a leak only the sub-floor will fill with water. A road trip doesn't have to be the end of the road; you can pull the Sealander into the water and continue on your holiday.

The Sealander include cooking, cleaning, eating and sleeping facilities and can move around on the water due to its electric motor. It promises to combine the pleasures of camping with cruising in a single holiday. There have been numerous designs for cars crossed with boats, but amphibious craft have been most commonly used for search and rescue, and in the military. 


Naughty Monkey

Art Or Mockery

Art Or Mockery

Masterpiece or modern day mock-up? The remarkable digital images which look like Renaissance classics

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 1:45 AM on 6th November 2011

At first glance these portraits look like timeless renaissance classics.
But these images are not the famous original paintings - but world famous actors in some famous pictures.
Angelina Jolie's face appears as the Mona Lisa while while another shows Friends star Jennifer Aniston in washerwomen's clothes.
Mona Lisa? The modern-day digital mock-up, left, shows Angelina Jolie in the famous Mona Lisa portrait painted by Leonardo da Vinci between 1503 and 1519

White Tigers

 White Tigers


The white tiger is a recessive mutant of the Bengal tiger, which was reported in the wild from time to time in Assam, Bengal, Bihar and especially from the former State of Rewa.

Currently, several hundred white tigers are in captivity worldwide, with about one hundred being found in India. Nevertheless, their population is on the increase. The modern white tiger population includes both pure Bengals and hybrid Bengal–Siberians, however, it is unclear whether the recessive white gene came only from Bengals, or if it also originated from Siberian ancestors.


1,000 Palestinian students form Dove of Peace

1,000 Palestinian students form Dove of Peace


Palestinian students from United Nations schools in the Jericho area, created an aerial image in the shape of Pablo Picasso's Peace Dove, at the foot of the Mount of Temptation just outside the West Bank city of Jericho. Some 1000 children took part in this project called Peace on Earth.


Sunday, 27 November 2011

Selena Gomez - Bikini Candids in Orlando

Selena Gomez - Bikini Candids in Orlando



Cloud covered island of Litla Dimun

Cloud covered island of Litla Dimun


Litla Dimun is a small island between the islands of Suouroy and Stora Dimun in the Faroe Islands. It is the smallest of the main 18 islands, being less than 100 hectares (250 acres) in area, and is the only uninhabited one. 

The southern third of the island is sheer cliff, with the rest rising to the mountain of Slættirnir, which reaches 414 metres (1,358 ft). The island is only inhabited by feral sheep and seabirds. Getting ashore is difficult, and can be performed only in perfect weather. The cliffs can be climbed with the aid of ropes placed by the owners of the sheep.

Clouds often cover the island and thick snow can also be seen on it during winters. 


Caster Semenya and male-female controversy

Caster Semenya and male-female controversy





I'm sure you know the story.

South African runner Caster Semenya, 18, won the 800 meters at the world championships with a stunningly dominating run.
By now Caster Semenya, has been reported as a potential disqualification on the grounds that the IAAF had conducted tests on her to establish her sex, and that she might be male.
The problem is that Caster Semenya looks like a man (does she?) and she can be a hermaphrodite. And this means she is not "entirely female". 
And her "not "entirely female"" status means that she may not compete against another female athletes.
Her family is outraged at suggestions that Semenya, who has a muscular build and a deep voice, isn't a woman.
What do you think, when you see these photos? Does she look more like a man or a woman? 


Caster Semenya and male-female controversy  (21 pics)

The bionic leg that gave my life a lift

The bionic leg that gave my life a lift: Amputee fitted with limb that lets him cycle, walk backwards and even go SKIING




It has 10 settings varying from cycling and cross-country skiing to golf

£50,000 cost includes prosthesis, fitting appointments and six year warrantyMatthew Newbury is first UK patient fitted with the leg prosthetic system



Last updated at 12:19 AM on 10th November 2011




Matthew Newbury, the first UK patient to receive a new bionic prosthetic leg system 'Genium'

Matthew Newbury, the first UK patient to receive a new bionic prosthetic leg system 'Genium'
He lost a leg in a motorcycle accident but property developer Matthew Newbury has no trouble scaling the ladders and scaffolding on his building sites.He is the first Briton to be fitted with the latest state-of-the-art bionic limb and says it has transformed his life.

The world's scariest ski runs

 The world's scariest ski runs

The world's scariest ski runs
Corbet's Couloir, Jackson Hole
Corbet's has a worldwide reputation as the run that every hard-core skier must do once in a lifetime. It is easily reached from the top of the new cable-car up Rendezvous Mountain. More people come to look than leap and it usually takes several visits before you pluck up courage.
The run does not exceed an angle of 40 degrees and is a comfortable 15m (49ft) wide – a piece of cake, relatively speaking. The terror lies entirely in the start.
The "easy" way is a vertical jump from the left-hand side. If lots of snow has accumulated, this turns into a controlled slide and you are left wondering what the fuss is about. More commonly, you must leap three to four metres. Once your skis make contact with the snow you need to throw your weight forward immediately to regain control and turn sharply to avoid a large rock.
The alternative entry is a jump of at least six metres (20ft). It is scarier, but you avoid the rocks.
By Peter Hardy

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Katy Perry - 39th Annual American Music Awards

Katy Perry - 39th Annual American Music Awards



Jennifer Lopez - Candids in Argentina

Jennifer Lopez - Candids in Argentina 



Scariest path in China



There are some world's roads on which travel is not something that is terrible - terrible even to watch. If anyone ever made a hit parade on such roads, the Chinese "Road to Heaven" in the Tien Shan mountains of Maine, Hunan Province, would be at the top of the list. The lowest section of 200 m below sea level, while the highest - above 1,300 meters., 07 more images after the break...

Red Beach is located in Panjin China

Red Beach is located in Panjin China



Red Beach is located in Panjin, Liaoning Province, in northeastern China. It is the largest and best protected wetland in the world with rare and precious red reed marshes. The ebb and flow of the sea forms the beach, while the infiltration of salts and alkali contributes to its red appearance. The 100 square kilometers of reed marshes turn color during September, becoming spectacular vistas. The well-preserved wetlands are also home to large numbers of wild birds, including red-crowned cranes and Saunders' gulls.  The beach is a popular tourist site for those who live inside and outside Liaoning Province. 10 more images after the break...

Top 10 Fastest and most Powerful Motorcycles in the World

Top 10 Fastest and most Powerful Motorcycles in the World


Ten fastest and most powerful motorcycles in the world. Average cruising speed of jet aircraft is about 950 kilometers per hour, which is only a thirty percent larger than reported in the data sheet of the most powerful motorcycle in Tomahawk. Just the thing, planes fly, and the bikes - no. Producers are after record-breaking results, because there are people who want all the same-thing. For the extreme limits of permitted lie on the edge of the possible, otherwise how to explain the dispersal of two-wheeled iron horse to a point five hundred miles an hour.

01. Dodge Tomahawk

Four-wheel bike accelerates to 97 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds. If you forget about the counter-resistance, then, according to the developers, the bike will be able to develop 640 kilometers per hour. True, this is only theoretical value, which is taken from the real parameters of the power plant: 8.3-liter ten-cylinder and 500 hp

Friday, 25 November 2011

Underwater Internet Cables

Underwater Internet Cables

The deep web: Incredible new map of the undersea cables that keep 99 per cent of the world clicking

By Rob Waugh

Last updated at 8:11 PM on 21st September 2011

The only time the world is even aware of the undersea cables that carry internet signals around the world is when they are cut off - such as when a cable connecting Europe to the Middle East failed last year, or when a trailing ship's anchor cut through a cable under the Indian ocean.

Now, a new interactive map from Telegeography should help ships to steer clear of the multi-billion-dollar network of high-power cables through which 99 per cent of global internet traffic travels.
Broadband under the sea: The cables that connect the continents

The map - using info from the Global Bandwidth Research Service - shows the position of cables (both planned ones and ones currently on the sea bed), and lets you know their landing stations, who owns them, how long they are, and when they'll come into operation if they are not already. The version on Telegeography's site lets you click on any cable who find out more.

Tim Stronge, of Telegeography, who created the map, says, 'Submarine cables are very expensive to build (generally ranging from $100m - $500m) but they deliver a huge amount of capacity.'


'Some of the older cables deliver only 20 Gbps - most of the new ones can deliver several terabits (terabit = 1,000 gigabit) of capacity,' says Stronge - home internet connections are typically between one and 50 megabits per second (a megabit being 1/1000th of a gigabit.

Germany returns skulls of Ancestors to Namibia

Germany returns skulls of Ancestors to Namibia


Germany repatriated to Namibia Tuesday 20 African skulls taken from the area about a century ago when it was under its colonial rule and sent to Germany for questionable racial studies.

 A skull from Germany on display in the city of Windhoek, Namibia, Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011. With warriors on horseback and teary-eyed women ululating their joy, hundreds of Namibians on Tuesday welcomed home the skulls of ancestors taken to Germany for racist experiments more than a century ago. The skulls are "testimony to the horrors of colonialism and German cruelty against our people," Prime Minister Nahas Angula said at an airport ceremony, "The Namibian nation accepts these mortal remains as a symbolic closure of a tragic chapter."

Venice of Punggol

Venice of Punggol


Punggol New Town is a Housing and Development Board (HDB) new town in Punggol, within the North-East Region of Singapore. 

Located in the vicinity of the Punggol Jetty, Punggol was believed to have existed 200 years ago before Sir Stamford Raffles founded Singapore. The Punggol area used to be a well-established rural district dotted with farmhouses and farm structures, which were serviced by roads and dirt tracks. It was one of the oldest settlements in Singapore. The original settlers were predominantly Malays.

A new 4.2 km-long Punggol Waterway is built at a cost of S$225 million. 


Butchart Gardens, British Columbia (Canada)

Butchart Gardens, British Columbia (Canada)


The Butchart Gardens is a group of floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, located near Victoria on Vancouver Island. The gardens receive more than a million visitors each year. The gardens have been designated a National Historic Site of Canada due to their international renown.

Spread over an area of 50 acres, the Butchart Gardens is placed close to Vancouver Island. Theres never a dull season at Butchart Gardens, which keeps itself vibrating all throughout the year from the summers to the chilly winters. 



Al Ain Paradise Garden in UAE

Al Ain Paradise Garden in UAE




Thursday, 24 November 2011

Top 10 Legal Addictions

Top 10 Legal Addictions


In the Eighties, Nancy Reagan led a militant campaign to do away with drugs, from the backs of schoolyards to the cartels of Columbia. However, when her husband ultimately succumbed to Alzheimer’s, you didn’t see her telling him to “just say NO” to his medication. There’s a clear double-standard on how drugs are handled in this country, but there seems to be one unifying principle: if they government can somehow make a profit, it’s a-okay as far as the law goes. Nonetheless, substance abuse and addiction rages at full force on both sides of the law, and feigning an injury is a much less risky way to acquire an opiate than to cross the border and smuggle a plastic-wrapped portion of suspicious black goop. Addiction is good business for all involved. Here are ten of the leading example of those which the law doesn’t frown upon...

10. Shopping


Compulsive shopping is a disorder, and one that can keep the economy churning, that is if the afflicted member is a responsible credit card owner. More often than not however, a frequent credit card swiper will live in bottomless debt with nothing but a household of canoes and flatscreen T.V.’s to show for it. Of course the government would encourage spending at inadvisable times if it means economic stimulation (and of course sales tax revenue), but the compulsive shopper needs more counseling than trips to the mall to right this wrong.

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