Saturday, 31 December 2011

Some weird facts about human body

Weird but interesting facts about human body... 

  • The brain doesn’t feel pain: Even though the brain processes pain signals, the brain itself does not actually feel pain.
  • Your brain has huge oxygen needs:Your brain requires 20 percent of the oxygen and calories your body needs — even though your brain only makes up two percent of your total body weight. 
  • 80% of the brain is water: Instead of being relatively solid, your brain 80% water. This means that it is important that you remain properly hydrated for the sake of your mind. 
  •  Males sweat 40% more then females.
  • Your brain comes out to play at night: You’d think that your brain is more active during the day, when the rest of your body is. But it’s not. Your brain is more active when you sleep.
  • Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than Left-handed people do.
  • Your brain operates on 10 watts of power: It’s true: The amazing computational power of your brain only requires about 10 watts of power to operate.
  •  A higher I.Q. equals more dreams: The smarter you are, the more you dream. A high I.Q. can also fight mental illness. Some people even believe they are smarter in their dreams than when they are awake. 
  •  Testosterone in males decreases 10% every 10 years.
  • Adrenaline gives you super strength: Yes, with the proper response in certain situations, you really can lift a car. 
  • Women smell better than men: Women are better than men at identifying smells.
  • The brain changes shapes during puberty: Your teenage years do more than just change how you feel; the very structure of your brain changes during the teen years, and it even affects impulsive, risky behavior. 
  • Your brain can store everything: Technically, your brain has the capacity to store everything you experience, see, read or hear. However, the real issue is recall — whether you can access that information. 
  • Information in your brain travels at different speeds: The neurons in your brain are built differently, and information travels along them at different speeds. This is why sometimes you can recall information instantly, and sometimes it takes a little longer. 
  • Your smell is unique: Your body odor is unique to you — unless you have an identical twin. Even babies recognize the individual scents of their mothers. 
  • Humans use echolocation: Humans can use sound to sense objects in their area using echolocation. It is thought that those who are blind develop this ability to heightened effectiveness.
  • Your nose remembers 50,000 scents: It is possible for your nose to identify and remember more than 50,000 smells. 
  • Your hearing decreases when you overeat: When you eat too much food, it actually reduces your ability to hear. So consider eating healthy — and only until you are full. 
  • Your sense of time is in your head: How you experience time is all about your perception. Some speculate that stress can help you experience time dilation. Apparently, time manipulation isn’t just for superheroes.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Facts about Sunflower

The national flower of Russia; dates back to nearly 3000 years. The Great Russian ruler Peter while visiting Holland was so fascinated by the sunflower, that he took the seeds back to Russia. It has been found that in Peru, the Aztecs worshipped sunflowers. They did so by placing sunflower images made of gold in their temples and crowning princesses in the bright yellow flowers. Interesting??

  • Sunflowers are native to the Americas.
  •  A sunflower head is made up of 1,000 to 2,000 individual flowers that are joined together to a base. The large petals that are found around the edge of a sunflower are individual ray flowers, these do not develop into seeds.
  • The sunflower plant can grow from 3 to 18 feet tall.
  • A sunflower only requires 90 to 100 days to grow.
  • A single sunflower can have up to 2000 seeds.
  • Growing sunflowers is a great way to attract birds to your yard.
  • More than sixty different varieties of sunflowers can be found in the world. Out of all these, the most common one is bright yellow, with dark brown centers filled with seeds.
  • The giant flower on sunflowers is actually made up of many tiny blooms? The center of the sunflower, where the seeds develop, is made up of tiny blossoms that bees absolutely love.
  •  Sunflowers typically grow between five and twelve feet tall (not counting cute little dwarf sunflowers.)
  • At the bud stage, sunflowers exhibit a unique trait called heliotropism -- the bud of the sunflower faces the sun at all times throughout the day, starting the day facing east, and ending it facing west.
  • In the last few years, a new form of low-pollen sunflower has been created. This method will not only help reduce the risk of asthma for pollen suffers, but also increase the life of the flower itself.
  • A domesticated sunflower has a single-stem and a large seed head. This is in contrast to the wild variety that is highly branched with small heads and seeds.
  • A distinguishing quality of the sunflower is that its flowering head tracks the sun’s movement. This occurrence is known as "heliotropism."
  • Sunflower seeds are used to produce numerous things like cooking oil, medicine, paint, animal feed and biodiesel.
  • New kinds of sunflowers that range from orange, tan, maroon or striped petals are being created. Not only are they different in color but, their centers are also green and yellow instead of the original sunflower color we all love.
  • The tallest sunflower was grown in the Netherlands by M. Heijmf in 1986 and was 25' 5.5" tall.
  • Kansas city has been nicknamed "The Sunflower State."
  • 32.5", was the size of the largest sunflower head which had been grown in Canada.
  • The Bonsai technique was used to make the shortest mature sunflower record. The sunflower was grown and was just over 2" tall.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Weirdest hairstyles

Saturday, 24 December 2011

World's Largest Snake

 World's Largest and beautiful Snake:
The world’s largest snake is the green anaconda. Anaconda is found in Amazon rain forest of South America. The river Amazon in a home to most of the anaconda snakes in the world.
 Anaconda can grow as long as 8 meteres long and wide as a fully grown men. It can reach the weight as much as 250 kilograms.
  Male anacondas wrap themselves around the female anacondas in an attempt to mate. Females are stronger than males so they can decide on which males to mate with regardless of its size and strenght. Anacondas gestation period is seven months and their litter size is about 20 to 50.
 Anacondas are members of the boa constrictor family. They wrap themselves around the prey to kill and then swallow the victim whole.
 Anacondas in the wild spend most of their time hanging out in rivers hunting for their food. They are solitary creatures that are somewhat shy and not many of them are easily seen.
 Anacondas like to hang out in rivers so it would be difficult to estimate the length of one seen swimming without seeing the entire snake. It's the anaconda's ability to remain partly hidden in the water that makes it difficult to accurately find a specimen that exceeds the current world's record.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Beautiful Cats

Amazing facts about Cats:
  • A cat uses it's whiskers to tell if the space they are contemplating entering is big enough for them.
  • Cats not only walk on their toes but they have 5 toes on their front paws and 4 toes on the their back paws.
  • Cats are born with blue eyes. They change at approximately 12 weeks of age.
  • Sometimes your cat will find it difficult to find the treats you throw him on the floor. The reason is because cats can't see directly under their own nose.
  • Cats can jump between 5 & 7 times as high as their tail.
  • Ailurophobia: the hate or fear of cats
  • 80% of all cats, big and small, have the same reaction to catnip, due to their feline genes. Cats that are younger than 6 months and tigers however, do not react to catnip.
  • Just like fingerprints on humans, the nose pad of cats is rigid in a pattern that is completely unique.
  • Start a garden inside your home. Cats love to eat grass, parsley, catnip, and sage. However, consult your Vet before

  •  Cats step with both left legs, then both right legs when they walk or run. The only other animals to do this are the giraffe, camel and the maned wolf.
  • Sir Isaac Newton is credited for inventing the cat door.
  • Don't put planting a garden for your cat to eat. Many plants are harmful or even fatal to cats.
  • Cats prefer their food at room temperature.
  • Pet owners live longer, happier lives with less stress and less heart attacks.
  • your cat's collar on too tight. Make sure you can slip 2 fingers between the collar and the cat.
  • Killing a cat was punishable by death in acient Egypt.
  •  Domestic cats purr at about 26 cycles per second, the same frequency as an idling diesel engine. A domestic cat hears frequencies up to about 65 kHz, humans up to 20 kHz. Its sense of smell is about 14 times stronger than that of humans
  • The tails of wild cats almost never lift higher than their backs

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

New Seven Wonders of World

Chichen Itza (Yucatan-Mexico):
Chichen Itza which means “at the mouth of the well of Itza “, is the 2nd most visited archeological site of Mexico today. The Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen-Itza which known as “El Castillo” (the castle), is one of the new seven wonders of the world elected in 07.07.2007. It is exactly 24 m. high considering the upper platform. Apart from the Kukulkan Pyramid, in Chichen Itza there many other archaeological sites to visit, all carrying traces from Mayan Culture in many ways.
Chichen-Itza, now including one of the new 7 wonders of the world; the Kukulkan Pyramid, is located in the Peninsula of Yucatan, in the Yucatan State; Mexico, between Valladolid and Merida and is just120 km from Merida.

Rio de janeiro:
The Portuguese name for this statue is Cristo Redentor. The Christ monument is awe-inspiring in person. If you haven’t seen it in person, then you should at least see it through the eyes of photographers who have been given a gift to share a shot for the world to enjoy. Cristo Redentor took nine years to construct and is considered the second largest Art Deco statue in the world.

Rome-Italy (Colosseum):

The monumental structure has fallen into ruins, but even today it is an imposing and beautiful sight.
The elliptical building is immense, measuring 188m by 156m and reaching a height of more than 48 meter (159 ft). The Colosseum could accommodate some 55,000 spectators who could enter the building through no less than 80 entrances.
Above the ground are four storeys, the upper storey contained seating for lower classes and women.
The lowest storey was preserved for prominent citizens. Below the ground were rooms with mechanical devices and cages containing wild animals. The cages could be hoisted, enabling the animals to appear in the middle of the arena.
The Colosseum was covered with an enormous awning known as the velarium. This protected the spectators from the sun. It was attached to
large poles on top of the Colosseum and anchored to the ground by large ropes. A team of some 1,000 men was used to install the awning.
 Hundred-day games were held by Titus, Vespasian's successor, to mark the inauguration of the building in AD 80. In the process, some 9,000 wild animals were slaughtered.
 The southern side of the Colosseum was felled by an earthquake in 847. Parts of the building - including the marble facade - were used for the construction of later monuments, including the St. Peter's Basilica.

Beijing China(The Great wall of China):
The Great Wall of China, one of the greatest wonders of the world, was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching approximately 8,851.8 kilometers (5,500 miles) from east to west of China. With a history of more than 2000 years, some of the sections are now in ruins or have disappeared. However, it is still one of the most appealing attractions all around the world owing to its architectural grandeur and historical significance.

Machu Picchu,Peru:
Machu Picchu is located on a remote secondary road in nearly impassable terrain high above the Urubamba River, Machu Picchu sits nearly 2438 meters (8000 feet) above sea level, on top of a ridge between two peaks of different size. The name "Machu Picchu" comes simply from its geography. It literally means "old peak", just as "Huaynapicchu" is "young peak". The more accurate translation relates, however, to the concept of size, with Machu Picchu as the "bigger peak" and Huaynapicchu, the "smaller peak".
Machu Picchu, the most famous citadel of the Incas, is accessible by train from Cusco or traveling along the Camino Inca. The city was never discovered by the conquerors Spanish and remained lost for centuries. Machu Picchu is an architectural jewel, which combine perfectly the architectural style with the beautiful natural environment that surrounded it. The Beauty and the Mystery of its walled ruins that once was the palace the thinnest Inca of stone surrounded by the virginal landscapes, the flora and green jungle bathes its abrupt topography. 
Machu Picchu was done constructed and used by Inka Pachakuteq, that was the greatest statesman of the Tawantinsuyo, Pachakuteq ruled from 1438 for 1471, called the great age of the Inca empire; unfortunately it lasted less than 100 years, because the empire collapsed under the Spanish invasion. Although the citadel is located only about 50 miles from Cusco, Machu Picchu, it was never found and destroyed by the Spanish, as were many other Inca sites.

 Petra|Ma'an Governorate-Jordan|Asia:
Petra, the new world wonder, is without doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction.
It is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago, turning it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome.
Petra is located just outside the town of Wadi Mousa in southern Jordan. It is 260 kilometers from Amman via the Desert Highway and 280 kilometers via the King’s Highway.
The city was the capital of the Nabateans -Arabs who dominated the lands of Jordan during pre-Roman times- and they carved this wonderland of temples, tombs and elaborate buildings out of solid rock.
The Victorian traveler and poet Dean Burgon gave Petra a description which holds to this day -”Match me such a marvel save in Eastern clime, a rose-red city half as old as time.” Yet words can hardly do justice to the magnificence that is Petra.

Taj Mahal-Agra|India:
Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful and costly tombs in the world. The Mughal Emperor Shahjahan ordered it built in memory of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1629A.D.
         Islamic architecture, in its purest form, is epitomized by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan's Taj Mahal. Work started on this movement in 1634 continued for almost 22 years. Situated in the city of Agra in India, on the banks of the river Yamuna, the Taj is enclosed in a garden amongst fountains and ornamental trees.The walled complex includes two mosques and an imposing gateway. The tomb is encased in white marble which is decorated with flawless sculptures and inlaid design of flowers and calligraphy cut from precious gems. Below the dome in a dimly lit chamber lie the mortal remains of Shahjahan and beloved wife,queen Mumtaz Mahal, reminding the world of their undying love. It rests on a platform of red sandstone At each corner of the platform stands a slender minaret (prayer tower). Each tower is 133 feet high .

Beautiful Landscapes and mountains

 Beautiful landscapes are the great places to spend weekend very peacefully and naturally.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Beautiful places in Uttarpradesh

Beautiful places to visit in Uttarpradesh:
According to a legend, Raja of Orchha was sitting on the roof of his palace with his friend, the Raja of Jaitpur asked the latter whether he could discern this new fort that he built on Bangara hill, he replied that he could see it 'Jhainsi' (meaning rather indistinct). This 'Jhainsi' in course of time became corrupted to Jhansi. It was one of the most strategically situated forts of central India being built on an elevated rock rising out of the plain and commanding the city and the surrounding country.

Underwater beauty..

Underwater scenic beauty..
With the development of the advanced diving technologies humans have begun to discover all wonders of underwater world. Despite the fact that humans have improved their diving technologies which are allowing us to explore deeper than ever, we have still very limited knowledge about what is really hiding in the dark deeps of the Earth's seas and oceans.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Beautiful Transparent animals

It is one of the beautiful thing to see is the transparent animals. They are so beautiful and amazing that nature has given us...

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Beautiful city-country San Francisco

World beautifulest city-country in the world is San Francisco

The earliest archaeological evidence of human habitation of the territory of the city of San Francisco dates to 3000 BC. It is well known that the earliest inhabitants of what we now know as San Francisco referred to it as "The City". The Yelamu group of the Ohlone people resided in several small villages when a Spanish exploration party, led by Don Gaspar de Portolà arrived on November 2, 1769, the first documented European visit to San Francisco Bay. Seven years later, on March 28, 1776, the Spanish established the Presidio of San Francisco, followed by a mission, Mission San Francisco de Asís (Mission Dolores).

Beautiful reptiles all around the world

Reptiles are members of a class of air-breathing, ectothermic (cold-blooded) vertebrates which are characterized by laying shelled eggs (except for some vipers and constrictor snakes that give live birth), and having skin covered in scales and/or scutes. They are tetrapods, either having four limbs or being descended from four-limbed ancestors.