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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Young Arnold Schwarzenegger

Dick Clark's House


An iconic celebrity needs an equally impressive home, and that is exactly what television legend Dick Clark has had. It looks just like the Flintstones' home in the famous cartoon. Sitting on top of a very steep hill, the specially designed home is on the market for $3.5 million, but its appearance from the outside is not the biggest selling point it has to offer.

The unusual architectural retreat has huge glass windows in every room which give amazing views of the nearby Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands, Boney Mountains and Serrano Valley.

Although the property only has one bedroom, it boasts two bathrooms and looks like a cavern throughout the whole house.
The cave like structure and high ceilings add to the Flintstones feel, as does the log
burning fire place and its wine cellar.
Set in a 23-acre estate, the luxurious and extrovert home is an architectural marvel and
is classed as one of Malibu's landmark buildings.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Underwater Art Gallery

Life Bellow the Surface Underwater Art

Austrian photographer Andreas Franke transformed old sunken ship into an underwater art gallery.






Brilliant Pencil Vs Camera

Young Elephant Plays Football

Two-year-old elephant wowing crowds with her football skills before Euro 2012

By Rob Preece
With Euro 2012 less than a fortnight away, England's footballers are doing all they can to impress before the big kick-off.
And judging by this hilarious video, it seems a two-year-old elephant called Donna has many of the ball skills that England coach Roy Hodgson is looking for.
The playful Asian elephant, one of the star attractions at Whipsnade Zoo, entertained crowds of tourists as she pelted a giant football about her paddock.

Close control: Donna traps the football under a hoof
Close control: Donna traps the football under a foot as she gets ready to start playing games
Heads up: Donna shows she is as impressive at heading as she is with the ball at her feet
Heads up: Donna shows she is as impressive at heading as she is with the ball at her feet
Her impressive display of ball control included heading, passing between her feet and a nifty step-over.
She even managed a cheeky backheel before eventually falling into a heap on the floor at the final whistle.
Stefan Groeneveld, senior keeper at the zoo in Bedfordshire, said animals enjoyed taking part in ball exercises.

Interesting facts about everything




01. If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.

02. If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

03. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.


04. Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.

05. The Mercedes-Benz motto is "Das Beste oder Nichts" meaning "the best or nothing".


06. The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.

07. The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing.

08. The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.

09. Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.

10. The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

11. Dalmatians are born without spots.

12. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

13. The 'v' in the name of a court case does not stand for 'versus', but for 'and' (in civil proceedings) or 'against' (in criminal proceedings).

14. Men's shirts have the buttons on the right, but women's shirts have the buttons on the left.

15. The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids.

16. The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it's already been digested by a bee.

17. Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks.

18. The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones.

19. Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die.

20. Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.

21. The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.

22. When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red.

23. When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.

24. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used a tomato can for a carburetor.

25. The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney.

26. Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros.

27. Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of Flapan, instead of flag of Japan.

28. It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it.

29. The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples.

30. There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

31. The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.

32. Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death.

33. It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.

34. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

35. Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game.

36. The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air.


37. Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born, and 140,000 people die.

38. In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watch (and make it look like it
is smiling).

39. Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself."

40. The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot.

41. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

42. The average person laughs 13 times a day.

43. Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are:Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru(Speak no evil)

44. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

45. German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.

46. Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump.

47. Whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.

48. Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two hapless protesters to death.

49. 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 cause.

 50. The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Awesome Playing Card Structures

NASA Space Photos from International Space Station [with some essay]

Incredible Space Pics from ISS by NASA astronaut Wheelock [29 Pics]

By Marcus Hirn on November 22, 2010 in Arial Photography, Featured, Nasa, Space
On September 22, 2010, with the departure of the Expedition 23 crew, Colonel Douglas H. Wheelock assumed command of the International Space Station and the Expedition 25 crew. He is also known as @Astro_Wheels on twitter, where he has been tweeting space photos to his followers since he arrived at the space station. We thought that we should put some of the space photos together as a tribute to him and the whole ISS crew. The space photos bring breathtaking views from our only off planet Vista point. The following space photos are all visible on Astro_Wheels' twitpic account, and we are eternally grateful to him for sharing these space photos with the world. Many have commented directly to him but we want to make it clear Triggerpit does not have any affiliation with Astronaut Wheelock nor NASA. The confusion might have been since all the captions are all his own words as can also be seen on his twitpic account.[29 Pictures]
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Go Discovery! It was October 23, 2007 at 11:40am EST when I had my first ride to space on Discovery. She's beautiful… just sad that this will be her last voyage. Looking forward to climbing aboard the flight deck when Discovery arrives at the Space Station in November. (9-23-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: Larry Tanner, NASA. Special thanks: Bethbeck's blog
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Incredible Photos from Space: 'Earthshine'… The Space Station basking in blue Earthshine as the rising sun pierces our razor-thin atmosphere to cover the Space Station with blue light. I'll never forget this place…seeing this makes the heart soar and the soul sing (11-7-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock
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Photo Art: "Playing with the Moon"

Beautiful Flowers? Look a little closer and you'll see these stunning bouquets are actually drops of paint

Beautiful flowers? Look a little closer and you'll see these stunning bouquets are actually drops of paint 

By Daily Mail Reporter

At first glance, these incredible images look like still-life portraits of flowers.
But far from being drawn in the traditional way, they are created by photographing fast-moving droplets of paint as they fall through the air.
Artist Jack Long, 53, spends months painstakingly planning and testing each work before capturing them with a high-speed camera.
Blooming marvellous! This stunning floral picture was created by photographing a droplet of paint falling through the air after months of painstaking planning and testing
Blooming marvellous! This stunning floral picture was created by photographing a droplet of paint falling through the air after months of painstaking planning and testing
Paint-ently clever: Artist Jack Long uses water mixed with thickeners and dyes and then   uses a flash to capture the right moment as the mixture falls through the air
Paint-ently clever: Artist Jack Long uses water mixed with thickeners and dyes and then uses a flash to capture the right moment as the mixture falls through the air
Another of Jack Long's paint-drop images

Moon Bridge In Taipei


Stunning and serene: Incredible images of the Moon Bridge in Taipei capture this magical, misty landscape

By Helen Collis
Morning mist hangs in the calm, still air adding to the dream-like magic of this tranquil setting in Taiwan.
The crystal clear water allows for a perfect reflection of an upside down world, almost playing tricks on the mind.
With scenery like this, it is no wonder that Taiwan was formerly known as the Beautiful Island - Ilha Formosa - to the West.
These remarkable, soft blue, monochrome pictures of The Moon Bridge, in DaHu (Big Lake) Park in Taipei, northern Taiwan, were taken by an arguably talented photographer, known simply as bbe022001 on Flickr.
The park itself in fact sits close to the industrial centre of Taiwan. The northern Neihu district of Taipei is famous for its IT industry and large shopping complexes.
But its parks and impressive mountains, dotted with temples and holy shrines, are unforgettably breathtaking.
Taiwan has more than 200 mountains that soar above 3,000 meters in height, and the unique geology and topography have created countless alluring landscapes and coastal scenes.
Stunning: The sun cuts through the mist at DaHu park, Taipei, creating a photograph that looks more like a perfect paintingthe mist at DaHu park, Teipei, creating a photograph that looks more like a perfect painting
Stunning: The sun cuts through the mist at DaHu park, Taipei, creating a photograph that looks more like a perfect painting
Anther world: The dead calm water coupled with the smokey soft atmosphere give an almost perfect reflection int the lake
Anther world: The dead calm water coupled with the smokey soft atmosphere give an almost perfect reflection int the lake
Breathtaking: The detail in these magnificent, mesmerising pictures allows you to escape into a magical world
Breathtaking: The detail in these magnificent, mesmerising pictures allows you to escape into a magical world

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The amazing story of Ratan Tata ...!!!!!!

The amazing story of how Ratan Tata built an empire...!!!!!


He's packing his bags -- again. December 2012, when he turns 75, is the third scheduled retirement for Ratan Tata.

The Tata Group has been at this inflection point twice earlier, and stepped back both times. In 2002, when Tata was to retire at 65, the Tata Sons board promptly redesignated him non-executive chairman, which meant he could continue for another five years.

Three years later, the board upped the retirement age of non-executive directors to 75. The message is clear: Ratan Tata is indispensable.

And it's not just the board that feels that way. There were loud cries of support from shareholders at the Tata Steel AGM in August, held soon after the announcement that Tata Sons had created a panel to find Tata's successor. 

"We can't lose our ratan (jewel)," said one shareholder, while others asked him to stay on as chairman emeritus.

Whether or not he acknowledges it openly, Tata must be feeling vindicated by this public recognition of his worth. When he took over as Tata Group chairman on March 25, 1991, critics were loud and unrestrained in their disapproval and scepticism.

Ratan Tata was considered to have gained his position purely on the strength of his surname; he was incompetent, raged opponents both within and outside Bombay House, and he didn't possess an iota of the charisma of his uncle and predecessor, JRD Tata.

Nearly 20 years later, Ratan Tata has achieved almost everything on his 1991 agenda. At Rs 3.46 lakh crore (Rs 3.46 trillion), Tata Group revenue is 40 times the 1991 level, while net profit has gone up four times.


It is the largest Indian multinational conglomerate; more than 65% of the group's income comes from overseas and it has 98 operating companies (28 listed) spread across 56 countries in six continents. 

In the past decade -- the decade that marked the glorious years of Ratan Tata -- nearly $18 billion was shelled out to acquire 22 companies worldwide, including Tetley Tea and Corus Steel in the UK, New York's Pierre Hotel and Jaguar Land Rover. 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Pictures taken from just the right angle...



Friday, May 25, 2012

Buffalo Whisperer

Buffalo whisperer RC Bridges at home with his pet bison in Texas

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RC Bridges, nicknamed 'The Buffalo Whisperer' and his wife Sherron, share their Texas home with two enormous bison - 2,400 pound 'Wildthing' and recent 900-pound arrival 'Bullet'.


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Wildthing, who is seven years old, acted as the best man when his owners renewed their wedding vows in 2006, after five years of marriage. RC, 63, said: "He carried the rings on his horns and threw them off one at a time for us to catch." 


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RC, who is a cowboy and horse trainer, has worked with bison - or buffaloes, as he refers to them - most of his life. After losing an eye in 2004 he had to sell his herd - except for one young male, Wildthing, who he decided to keep as a pet. 

World's FIRST ever..

World's First Digital Camera (1975): Created by Kodak's engineer Steve Sasson



In December 1975, Kodak engineer Steve Sasson invented something that would, decades later, revolutionize photography: the world's first digital camera. It was the size of a toaster, and captured black and white images at a resolution of 100×100 - or 0.01 megapixels in today’s marketing terminology. The images were stored on cassette tape, taking 23 seconds to write. The camera uses an ADC from Motorola, a bog-standard (for the 1970s) lens from a Kodak movie camera, and a CCD chip from Fairchild Semiconductor - the same technology that digital cameras still use today. To playback the images, a special computer and tape reader setup (pictured below) was built, outputting the grainy images on a standard TV. It took a further 23 seconds to read each image from tape.
World's First Digital Camera

World's First Motel (1925): Motel InnWorld's First Motel



Motel Inn in San Luis Obispo, California, is the world's first motel. It was built in 1925 by LA architect Arthur Heineman, who coined the term motel meaning "motor hotel." Motel Inn was originally called the Milestone Mo-Tel. Back then, one night stay was $1.25. Heineman couldn't afford the trademark registration fee, so his competitors were able to use the word "motel." The motel is still in operation today.


World's First Album Cover (1938): Smash Song Hits by Rodgers and Hart



Before Alex Steinweiss, then a 23-year-old designer, invented album covers in 1938 for Columbia Records, albums were sold in plain brown wrappers. The album "Smash Song Hits by Rodgers and Hart" was the very first album cover in the world.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Top 10 Tech Innovations of 2012

Top 10 Tech Innovations of 2012

Predicted Innovations in Technology:

1. Touch Computing:

Touch Computing
Touch Computing
Using graphical user interface is more in demand, thus using desktop computers will be outdated by touch screens.

2. Social Gestures:

Social Gestures
Social Gestures
It is also called as frictionless sharing that was introduced by Facebook. The user need not click a button when sharing media instead any relevant app that you approved will be posted in your profile.

3. Mobile Payments:

Mobile Payments
Mobile Payments
This innovation in technology replaces the credit card payments.

The Croc Whisperer

Have You Ever Seen Such a Tame Lion??? Unbelievable

Have You Ever Seen Such a Tame Lion??? Unbelievable!
They have adopted this lion since he was a cub, fed him, took good care of him and look at the result!
I have always said that animals know the meaning of love more than some humans... 




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