Saturday, 31 December 2011

Tutankhamun - The Egyptian Pharoah

Tutankhamun - The Egyptian Pharoah

Tutankhamun (1341 BC - 1323 BC) was an Egyptian Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty 

(ruled 1333 BC - 1324 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history
known as the New Kingdom. His original name, Tutankhamun means Living Image of Amun
Often the name Tutankhamun was written Amen-tut-ankh, meaning “living image of Amun”, due to
 scribal custom which most often placed the divine name at the beginning of the phrase in order to 
honor the divine being. He is possibly also the Nibhurrereya of the Amarna letters. He was likely the 
eighteenth dynasty king ‘Rathotis’, who according to Manetho, an ancient historian, had reigned for
 nine years - a figure which conforms with Flavius Josephus' version of Manetho’s Epitome.

The 1922 discovery by Howard Carter of Tutankhamun’s intact tomb received worldwide press

 coverage and sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt, for which Tutankhamun’s
 burial mask remains the popular face. The cause of Tutankhamun’s death is unclear, and is 
till the root of much speculation.

$1,000,000 deer in a Texas farm

$1,000,000 deer in a Texas farm


A 7 years old deer in a deer farm in Leonard, Texas is valued at a whopping $1,000,000 (yes, 1 million dollars). This could be because this deer has got unusually beautiful set of antler (or deer horn). Antlers are the usually large, branching bony appendages on the heads of most deer species.


Thursday, 29 December 2011

Top 10 Tourist Destinations of 2011

Top 10 Tourist Destinations of 2011



A study by MasterCard lists the top tourist cities across the world in the year 2011. Here you go:

10. Rome, Italy
The city of endless art, churches and monumental museums has something to offer everyone.
 Check into The Hassler Roma, located at the top of the Spanish Steps, right in the heart of the city,
and shop till you drop at Via Condotti. Rome's a treat for the eyes as well with historic landmarks,
like the Pantheon, St Peter's Basilica, the Colosseum, the gardens of Villa Borghese and of course,
the Trevi Fountain.

New Zealand - World's Youngest Country

New Zealand - World's Youngest Country

New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (commonly called the North Island and the South Island), and numerous smaller islands. It is notable for its geographic isolation 


Hotel Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Canada

Hotel Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Canada

Located in Banff National Park, taken under the care of the world by UNESCO and is the oldest in Canada, Hotel Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is recognized as a favorite among those who care about the environment and selects a luxurious vacation. And do not be fooled into thinking that there can only rest in the winter. In the summer the National Park are popular activities such as hiking, canoeing, horseback riding and mountain biking, fishing and rafting.


Building Demolition in China

Building Demolition in China


There will be a new business center built on the place of this old 80-meter (262-feet) high office building that was demolished in Kunming, Yunnan Province of China, last weekend. 



Tuesday, 27 December 2011

ICQ Office

ICQ Office

ICQ is an instant messaging computer program, which was first developed and popularized by the Israeli company Mirabilis, then bought by America Online, and since April 2010 owned by Mail.ru Group. The name ICQ is a homophone for the phrase I Seek You

In April 2010, AOL sold ICQ to Digital Sky Technologies for $187.5 million. According to Time Warner, ICQ has over 100 million accounts registered.


Christmas around the World

Christmas around the World


 Pope Benedict XVI delivers his "Urbi et Orbi" (to the City and to the World) speech from the central loggia of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Dec. 25, 2011. Benedict XVI called for an end to the bloodshed in Syria and the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in his Christmas message. 

Monday, 26 December 2011

Breathtaking Views From New World Trade Center

Breathtaking Views From New World Trade Center

Ninety floors... and counting: The breathtaking views from One World Trade Center (and there's still 14 storeys to go)

By Louise Boyle
Last updated at 1:15 AM on 16th December 2011

When it is completed, it will be the tallest building in Manhattan and one of incredible poignancy for New York City. 
One World Trade Center reached its 90th floor this week - with just 14 more floors to go until the top. The structure can now be seen from all five boroughs of the city. 
Stunning pictures showed how the area has been reborn since the 9/11 attacks more than a decade ago where almost 3,000 people lost their lives in the worst ever terrorist attack on American soil. 
Towering symbol: The fog rolls out across downtown Manhattan, captured from the 80th floor of One World Trade Center
Towering symbol: The fog rolls out across downtown Manhattan, captured from the 80th floor of One World Trade Center

Hyper Realistic Paintings

Hyper Realistic Paintings 




Hyper Realistic Paintings (21 pics)

Top 10 Amazing Facts About Snow

Top 10 Amazing Facts About Snow

Did you know that each winter one septillion (1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) of snow crystals drop from the sky and that it takes about a million little droplets to make one snowflake? As common as it might seem at first glance, snow is actually a very complex type of precipitation. If you are wondering which is the world’s largest snowflake or what is the record for the greatest snowfall in the United States, you have landed on right page. Here are my Top 10 fascinating facts about snow:


10. Funny Snow Terminology


Not all snow is the same and who knows this better than skiers and snowboarders? Skiers created in the early 1900s their own terminology to describe various types of snow. The crazy lingo used by them includes funny terms such as “pow pow,” “mashed potatoes,” “champagne snow (powder),” “cauliflower,” “sticky snow,” “dust on crust” and many other descriptive terms. Slang adds humor, color and personality to any vocabulary. Did you know that “pow pow” or simply pow (from powder) is the fresh powder snow, which is actually a soft, fluffy type of snow? “Champagne snow” has such an extremely low moisture content that you can’t even make a snowball with it. While “champagne powder” is great for skiing because it’s smooth and dry, “mashed potatoes” is an old, dense and heavy snow that is hard to turn skis in.

Beautiful Creation of God

Beautiful Creation of  God


Styling Your Garage Doors for Christmas

Styling Your Garage Doors for Christmas 

 

Styling Your Garage Doors for Christmas (10 pics)

4-Year-Old Model Kristina Pimenova

 4-Year-Old Model Kristina Pimenova
 
Kristina Pimenova is only 4 years old but she is already a very well known girl in the fashion industry.

4-Year-Old Model Kristina Pimenova (28 pics)

Big day for a little lady

Big day for a little lady

2ft tall Jyoti dreams of Bollywood acting career after being crowned world's shortest woman

  • Jyoti Amge crowned world shortest woman at just 62cm tall
  • She weighs only 12lbs - just 9lbs more than she did at birth
By Chris Parsons
Last updated at 1:24 AM on 17th December 2011

Celebrating your 18th birthday is a momentous occasion for anyone, but for tiny Jyoti Amge the milestone is even bigger news.
The 2ft teenager is already a mini celebrity in her hometown of Nagpur, India, but is now set for a huge record when she is officially declared the world's smallest woman.
And despite her miniature stature, 61.95cm-tall Jyoti hopes to celebrate being crowned the world's shortest woman by launching a Bollywood movie career.
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Big news: Jyoti is measured at 62.8cm on her 18th birthday by Guinness World Record officials, making her the world's shortest woman
Big news: Jyoti is measured at 61.95cm on her 18th birthday by Guinness World Record officials, making her the world's shortest woman

Traditional Christmas Decorations



                  Traditional Christmas Decorations


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White Christmas

 White Christmas

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Saturday, 24 December 2011

Illusion Paintings

Illusion Paintings


Ukrainian artist Oleg writes Shuplyak oil paintings with optical illusions.
Oleg Shuplyak 44 years and he is an architect by training. He worked as a teacher of drawing in his native village, now teaches drawing and painting at a children’s art school in a small Ukrainian town Berezhany. A parallel Shuplyak is a member of Artists Union of Ukraine, works in the genres of associative symbolism, surrealism and abstract art, and participates in group and solo exhibitions suits in Ukraine and Europe.

10 Animals, Which we are Most Afraid Of

10 Animals, Which we are Most Afraid Of

10. Wolves

There are many people who are afraid of wolves. A wolf can cause fear even the most calm and rational person. In addition, they run twice as fast as Olympic champions, and can knock down a predator that weighs five times as much to themselves, that is to say about the man. Despite these daunting facts, the threat of human life posed by a wolf - a fairy tale. There are no documented cases of wild wolf killing a person, in fact, they fear us more than we do. For all that, do not yet test this theory in practice.

Re-Punks in Indonesia

Re-Punks in Indonesia


Photographer - Loser

Photographer - Loser

One photographer took photos of the plane of the sky and dropped his camera for 5000 bucks.
Like a shell, he flew down and struck the roof of an apartment house, nearly hitting a woman


Friday, 23 December 2011

Christmas Tree of Plastic Bottles in Haifa

Christmas Tree of Plastic Bottles in Haifa


Is plastic ecological material, But at least one live Christmas tree saved ...
5480 plastic bottles left on a Christmas tree installed in Haifa. 

Lunar Eclipse around the world

Lunar Eclipse around the world

Photos of the Lunar Eclipse of Saturday December 10, 2011 from around the world.

India Gate, New Delhi (India)

Beautiful Rain and Wind bridge in Sanjiang

Beautiful Rain and Wind bridge in Sanjiang



Rain and wind bridge across the river Sanjiang — Bridge of wind and rain in the Chinese countryside Chenyan (Guangxi Province) lies across the river and Sanjiang is made of wood and stone. During the construction of this three-story wonder was not used a single nail. 

Steel Line

Steel Line



5 Things You Must Know About Your Body Temperature

5 Things You Must Know About Your Body Temperature




Body temperature is an important indicator of our health. What is normal body temperature?
What part of the body gives the most accurate readings? Find out the answers to these and other
 questions regarding body temperature. 


Facts About McDonald's That Will Blow Your Mind


Facts About McDonald's That Will Blow Your Mind





PM Julia Gillard's surprise visit to Afghanistan!!!

PM Julia Gillard's surprise visit to Afghanistan!!!

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, where she met with Australian troops.



Toy Story Land opened in HK Disneyland

Toy Story Land opened in HK Disneyland


Disney Hong Kong has opened its newest attraction - Toy Story Land. It is the first of three new themed areas planned for the amusement park within the next two years. Grizzly Gulch will be opened to public in 2012, while Mystic Point will open in 2013. 


Royal Look Lehenga Choli

Royal Look Lehenga Choli


Tom Cruise visited Taj Mahal in India

Tom Cruise visited Taj Mahal in India

Hollywood actor Tom Cruise visited India to promote Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol.
This being the first trip to India, the 49 year old Hollywood heartthrob, landed in New Delhi and was
greeted by Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, who also has a supporting role in Mission Impossible 4.

The two then visited the Taj Mahal in Agra. The premiere of Mission Impossible was held in
Mumbai on
December 4th and an exclusive party of 150 A-listed Bollywood celebrity guests.

Mission Impossible 4 will release in India on December 16th in both 2D and 3D. 


Thursday, 22 December 2011

A Lucky Dog

A Lucky Dog


Kai, a two-year-old Shiba Inu, was born lucky. The story about this dog's adventures is right after the jump. This dog had a miraculous escape after leaping off a roof and falling 50 feet on to a ledge at an apartment block on the Upper West Side of New York. The animal bounded over the side of the roof garden after its owner Tracy Aron, a Broadway theater producer, took him up for his morning exercise.

The protective fencing that usually surrounds the edge of the building had been removed due to renovation work. The pup had been jumping over the connected rooftops when it took a wrong turn and fell four floors on to a ledge below at the townhouse.

Kai survived this accident. The dog miraculously did not break any bones. 




A baby weighing less than 2 iPhones

A baby weighing less than 2 iPhones


14-week-old Melinda Star Guido lies in an incubator at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical
Center in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. At birth, Melinda Star Guido tipped the
scales at only 9 1/2 ounces, a tad less than the weight of two iPhone 4S. Most babies her
 size don't survive, but doctors are preparing to send her home as soon as the end of the
month. Melinda is believed to be the second smallest baby to survive in the United States
and the third smallest in the world.


Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Natural Hot Water Pond in Iceland

Natural Hot Water Pond in Iceland


Blue Lagoon in Iceland is truly a one-of-a-kind. Situated in the middle of a large lava field and created by geothermal seawater. The hot water comes from holes as deep as 2000 meters/6000 feet and is used to fill the natural spa with warm and comfortable water but is also used for powering the nearby natural energy station. 

Transport Strike in Philippines due to Oil Price hikes

Transport Strike in Philippines due to Oil Price hikes


Several public transport groups and militants staged a strike against sky-rocketing fuel prices in Philippines. Protesters shouted slogans and lied on the busy roads to block traffic on major roads in Manila, capital city of Philippines, as part of a nationwide transport holiday after continued oil price hikes.

Petrol prices in the Philippines are not subsidised and have risen 14 times in less than six months. Protest leaders want the government to scrap an oil deregulation law and remove the consumption tax that have helped oil prices reach to record highs.

Currently petrol is priced at Peso 58 (Rs.69) and diesel cost Peso 44 (Rs.53) in Philippines.


New Zealand Oil Spill - Country's Worst Environmental Disaster

New Zealand Oil Spill - Country's Worst Environmental Disaster


The Rena is a container ship owned by the Greek shipping company Costamare Inc. The oil spill occurred off the coast of Tauranga in New Zealand due to grounding of MV Rena on the Astrolabe Reef. The spill has been described as New Zealand's worst maritime environmental disaster. 
The ship was carrying 1,368 containers, eight of which contained hazardous materials, as well as 1,700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil and 200 tonnes of marine diesel oil. Initially the ship listed 11 degrees to port, with the front stuck on the reef. By Sunday, 9 October 2011, a 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) oil slick threatened wildlife and the area's rich fishing waters.





France during the German occupation

France during the German occupation


Top 10 Most Amazing Temples of World

01. Wat Rong Khun
 Wat Rong Khun: – Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai, Thailand is all white temple which is highly ornated with mosaic mirrors to shine. Wat Rong Khun temple is still under construction and is expected to take another 90 years making it a wonder of coming years.

Here are 10 most amazing temples of the world. These temples are from Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Taoism. These religious people worship in temples, which are architecturally as diverse as the religions are different from each other.

Top 10 Places to Visit

Top 10 Places to Visit


1. Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The world's largest coral reef is also one of its most threatened destinations. The reef is a place that will fill you with wonder on seeing its breathtaking beauty. An ability to dive will be an added advantage as you can see the real abundance of marine life in its true form.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

List of records broken by Virender Sehwag during his 219 runs inning

List of records broken by Virender Sehwag during his 219 runs inning

 
Virender Sehwag scored the highest individual score of 219 runs which came in just 149 balls with a world record-equalling 25 fours and seven towering sixes. He also crushed a number of records during the milestone event. This came on December 8, 2011 in 4th ODI match against West Indies in Indore.

Inside the White House


Inside the White House





President Obama and first lady Michelle wear 3-D glasses while watching the Super Bowl with
 family, friends,  staff members and members of Congress in the family theater of the White House, 
February 1, 2009 . 

70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor


 December 7, 2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan. The assault killed 2,390 Americans and drew the U.S. into World War II.

This captured Japanese photograph shows the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii December 7, 1941. In the distance, the smoke rises from Hickam Field. December 7, 2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack in which over 2,400 members of the United States military were killed. Picture taken December 7, 1941.

Monday, 19 December 2011

The Longest Straight Staircase in the World

The Longest Straight Staircase in the World



The longest straight staircase in the world is on the island of St. Helena — On the island of St. Helena, where the very living out his days Napoleon, is one of the steep staircases in the world. This long straight staircase was built back in 1829 and still serves as a true faith, residents and visitors of the island. It 699 steps, drop height of 200 meters. Has built its railway company to lift loads from the port of Jamestown. 05 more images after the break...

Banyan Tree — Seychelles

Banyan Tree — Seychelles


Banyan Tree Seychelles is a luxury hotel located on Seychelles. The hotel has 60 5 star villas with an amazing view.19 more images after the break...

Steve Jobs’ Most Profound Quotes

Steve Jobs’ Most Profound Quotes


Steve Jobs’ Most Profound Quotes — 40 more Quotes after the break...
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