-Male Siberian tiger can weigh up to 320 kilograms (850 pounds), and they are the biggest cats in the world.
-They are length from 3 to 3.5 meters (10 to 12 feet).
-Their height measures 3 to 3½ feet till the shoulders when in a standing position.
-Siberian tiger can jump as far as 23 feet.
-Siberian tigers need 20 pounds of meat for their daily diet.
-On an average, only 1 out of their 10 hunting attempts are successful.
-As per records, a tiger is known to have traveled more than 600 miles in search of food.
-A full grown tiger can eat even 200 pounds of meat in a single day, and as much as 100 pounds at one sitting.
-They need to come within 30 to 80 feet distance of their prey in order to launch an attack.
-Some Siberian tigers live on areas being greater than 4000 square miles.
-Siberian tigers that live in the wild survive for as long as 15 years, but those in captivity have a smaller life span.
-In case of a fight, they warn the intruders beforehand by rattling their tail.
-According to the National Geographic Website, Siberian Tigers are currently endangered, having a total of 300 to 400 individuals that form the stable, wild population.
- During winter months, the fur can measure 21 inches long and 3,000 hairs per centimeter.
-A further unconfirmed report tells of a male tiger shot in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in 1950 weighing 384.8 kg (846.6 lb) and measuring 3.48 m (11.5 ft).
-After a gestation period of three to three and a half months, three or four blind cubs are vorn is a sheltered den. they are nursed by their mother, who rarely leaves them. At about two weeks old their eyes open and their first teeth begin to grow.
-The cubs are less than a year old when they start to hunt for themselves. At two years old they can kill large prey, but they will not leave their mother until they are three to five years old.
-Depending on the type of tooth, the size can vary from > 1 inch to 3 inches (canine teeth are typically the longest).
-Like all other animals, a tiger's whiskers are senstive and are used in sensory perseption. A tiger's whiskers average around 6 inches (15 cm), and are around 1/8 inches (3.0 mm) thick at the base. Male whiskers are typically longer than female's.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
-Male Siberian tiger can weigh up to 320 kilograms (850 pounds), and they are the biggest cats in the world.
Friday, December 25, 2009
The biggest shark ever lived was "Megalodon". Lived up to 1.5 million years ago. These sharks were the real monsters, compared with them, great white sharks are as aquarium fish.
It is assumed that they were up to 25 meters long (82 ft), and were weight up to 50 tons. This is of course assessment, because the only bone in the shark body are teeth. This tooth has a slant height of 7.37 inch (18.73 cm) and a root width of 5.5 inch (13.97 cm). Jaws of this sharks were so large that could fit a grown man.
Scientists still lead the debate on these sharks. Some believe that is still hiding in the dark depths of the ocean, others believe that they extinct, and third, that they are actually great white sharks that have adapted the new situation.
To show you how big these sharks rely was, on picture you can see fossilized tooth of this shark.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sharks are the only fish that can roll head above water. They do that, so they can better observe their surroundings and detect prey. Some species have even developed eyes so they can see perfectly well, out of water.Read More......
Friday, December 18, 2009
African wild dogs are the most efficient hunters in the world,they are perfect hunters. The percentage of success is 85 percent, and all thanks to their body built. They were built so that the body is quite light weight and long legs, that enabling them to maintain the same speed for a long time. Unlike cats, which hunt on the strength and speed, wild dogs chase their victim until tired. They are able to pursue their victim, until simply fall from tired. This is why, they are the most efficient hunters in the world.Read More......
Monday, December 14, 2009
Perhaps you did not know and neither noticed, that none of aquatic animals has no neck, but directly from the head goes the body, except mammals, in which the neck is so small, that will probably disappear in the future (this applies only to animals that never come to land).
This is because aquatic animals don't need neck, because it is much simpler and more efficient to turn the whole body. Unlike terrestrial animals, aquatic animals have a much more flexible skeleton or have no skeleton, which makes them much maneuverable and faster in water.
Difference between aquatic mammals and fish
One of the main differences between fish and aquatic mammals is: fish have vertical tail, while mammals have horizontal tail. Both tail are very efficient, fish tail is a good speed and maneuvering, while the tail of mammals gives more power, which allowed mammals to grow larger than fish, such as the whales, the largest animals that ever lived.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Worlds biggest cat that ever lived were called "smilodon". These were the saber teeth cats that are dead out with last ice age, 10,000 years ago. They were weight between 250 and 360 kg (550-790 lb). It was 1.2 m (47 in) tall, 2.1 m (83 in) long, Its upper canines reached 28 cm (11 in) and protruded up to 17 cm (6.7 in) out of the lower jaw.
Today, the largest cats are "Siberian tigers". Males can weight up to 320 kg (700 lb), The male with largely assured references was 350 cm (138 in) "over curves" (3,30 m/130 in. between pegs) in total length. The largest tiger ever was male shot in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in 1950 weighing 384.8 kg (846.6 lb) and measuring 3.48 m (11.5 ft). Unfortunately, this cat is on the verge of extinction, excessive catching, for fur and for traditional Chinese medicine, led to the fact that today only a few thousand left in the wild, and western parts of Siberia was completely extinguished.
Today, the largest single cat is a "Liger", it means that his father was a lion and mother was a tiger. It weight almost 450 kg (900 lb), and is 12 feet long. It can eat up to 50 kg (100 lb) in one meal, since this kind occurred in a zoo or a reserve only, feed them every day, and eat only 10 kg (20 lb) per day. Valley of the Kings animal sanctuary in Wisconsin had a male liger named Nook who weighed around 550 kg (1.213 lb), and died in 2007 at 21 years old, it was the largest cat ever confirmed.
It is interesting that if father is a lion and mother is a tiger, then the offspring are called "Liger", and offspring's are giants as these are above. But if father is tiger and mother lioness, then the offspring are called "Tal", and they are dwarfs.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
- Did you know that your foot length approximately equal to the length of your forearm.
- King Henry introduced first introduced yard as longitudinally unit. Although the yard has three feet, he decided that yard is, the distance from the top of his nose to his thumb when his hand is stretched out.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
- Perhaps you did not know, but bamboo is a type of grass.
- Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world. Some species have actually been measured to grow over 4 feet in 24 hours.
- Bamboo fruits born every 48 years, leading to the invasion of rats and big hunger, especially in India.
- When a bamboo tree in a short time keep in fire become stronger than steel. There fore bamboo is most used material in Asia.
- Bamboo is one of the plants that are spreading fastest, for only four years can get 10 000 trees.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
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Friday, November 27, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The first self-propelled car was invented by Nicolas Cugnot in 1769th It was designed with three wheels and an engine in the front along with the Boiler. The car was able to run at a speed of 6 km / h (3.75 mp/h). The first self-propelled car was first used by French Army to move Cannons.Read More......
Saturday, November 21, 2009
In Rome, there were people who specialized in plucking armpit. Somewhere around 1 AD Roman aristocrats interested in fashion, removed all of their body hair. Requirements for the profession were tweezers, a strong arm and the ability to deal with their customer's pain.Read More......
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The Amazon Rain Forest produces more than 20% of the world's oxygen supply. The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river one can dip fresh water out of the ocean. The volume of water in the Amazon River is greater than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States.Read More......
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
The arrangement of stones at Stonehenge, Neolithic likely the most famous religious site, on the Salisbury Plain in southern England, results from several phases of construction that occurred between 2.500 BC to around 2.000 B.C. The stones used in its construction came from two places. The Bluestone, Which form the inner, earliest, semicircle, came from the Preseli Mountains around 385 kilometers (616 miles) away. The larger sarsens, weighing up to 45 tonnes, were brought to Stonehenge from the Marlborough Downs, 30 kilometers (48 miles) to the north.Read More......
The most expensive coffee in the world comes from civet poop. Kopi Luwak are coffee beans that come from Civet (a cat sized mammal) poo. The animals gorge on only the finest ripe berries, and excrete the partially-digested beans, which are then harvested for sale. Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world, selling for between $120 and $600 USD per pound, and is sold mainly in Japan and United States, but it is increasingly becoming available elsewhere. My question is: who the hell discovered that it tasted good?Read More......
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Horo were stiffened cloaks and silk worn by Messengers (tsukai) and bodyguards (yojimbo) on the Battlefields of feudal Japan. Their primary purpose was to improve the visibility of the wearer on the battlefield, but they also served as arrow-catchers. A few years ago historians have tested this shield, from ten arrows, only three have passed through the shield, but none managed to inflict serious damage. They were so happy with the results that they decided to tested on humans. Now the results were even better, no arrows of fifteen managed to pass through the shield, and not to mention fatal injuries.Read More......
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
According to Nielsen NetRatings average surfer has a habit: Each month you usually visit 59 domains, view 1.050 pages allocating 45 seconds for each page and spend about 25 hours doing all this net activity! Each surfing session Lasts 51 minutes.Read More......
Friday, October 23, 2009
You probably thought that saber teeth is extinct with the last ice age, but you are wrong. In the North East Asia still live Siberian musk deer. It is a small deer, which that weighs 7-17 kg (15-38 lb), male has canine teeth which grow to a length of 8 cm (3 "). It is hunted for its musk gland, which fetches prices as high as $ 45,000 per kilogram.Read More......
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
French manufacturer of liqueurs Chambord presented an exclusive breakfast which costs an incredible 22 thousand pounds, all in order to attract media attention occasion of the premiere of "Breakfast at Tiffany's". This breakfast set includes a very famous French raspberry liqueur, who served in the bottle decorated with gold and diamonds and pearls (bottles worth around 2.4 million dollars). Besides liqueurs, in the menu was croissant with diamonds, covered with edible gold, cup Kopi Lywak coffee and the best champagne in the world. This breakfast can be order directly from manufacturer, but there is no data how many of them is sold.Read More......
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Google receives about 200 million search queries each day. More than half of which come from outside the United States. During the traffic heaviest more than 2.000 search queries are answered each second?Read More......
Saturday, October 17, 2009
The largest bear ever recorded in the world was a polar bear, shot in Alaska in 1960. When stood up on hind legs was more than 365 centimeters tall ( 12 feet ), and i weight 1002 kilograms ( 2210 pounds ).Read More......
Friday, October 16, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
The Sun loses up to a billion kilograms a second due to solar winds. Solar winds are charged particles that are ejected from the upper surface of the sun due to the high temperature of the corona and the high kinetic energy particles gain through a process that is not well understood at this time. Also, did you know that 1 pinhead of the sun's energy is enough to kill a person at a distance of 160 kilometers (256 mph)? [Sourced from Planet Science]Read More......
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
- Your brain uses 20% of your body's energy, but it makes up only 2% of your body's weight.
- Your cerebral cortex is about as thick as a tongue depressor. It grows thicker as you learn and use it.
- Your brain is about 1300-1400 cubic centimeters in volume, about the size of a cantaloupe and wrinkled like a walnut.
- The brain feels like a ripe avocado and looks pink because of the blood flowing through it.
- Your brain generates 25 watts of power while you're awake --- enough to Illumina a light bulb.
- A newborn baby's brain grows almost 3 times in course of first year
- Humans have the most complex brain of any animal on earth.
- Your brain is divided into two sides. The left side of your brain controls the right side of your body, and, the right side of your brain controls the left side of your body.
- Toxins in commonplace items such as carpeting and shower Curtains May be Contributing to memory loss over time?
- Overexposure to aluminum compounds-in foil, cookware, Deodorants, antacids, toothpaste-can affect brain function
- Lavender can help you sleep
- A cooked potato can jump-start your brain when you're feeling foggy.
- The essential oil of Jasmine can quickly restore mental alertness
- Eating foods rich in vitamin E, beta-Carotene, and Vitamin C may help lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease.
- Certain prescription and nonprescription drugs may dramatically affect your ability to concentrate.
- Food and intelligence. A study of one million students in New York showed that students who ate lunches that did not include artificial flavors, preservatives, dyes and 14% did better on IQ tests than students who ate lunches with these additives.
- Seafood. In the March 2003 edition of Discover magazine, and the report describes how people in a 7-year study who ate seafood at least one time every week had a 30% lower occurrence of dementia.
- Estrogen and memory. Estrogen (found in both men and women) has been shown to promote better memory functions.
-Insulin. Insulin works to Regul blood-sugar in the body, but recently, scientists have discovered that its presence in the brain also helps promote memory.
- Symbolism. As those who invest in dream dictionaries can Attest dreams almost never represent what they actually are. The unconscious mind strives to make connections with concepts you will understand, so dreams are largely symbolic representations.
- Adenosine. Caffeine works to block naturally occurring adenosine in the body, creating alertness. Scientists have recently discovered this connection and learned that doing the opposite-boosting adenosine-can actually help promote more natural sleep patterns and help eliminate insomnia.
-Dream showings. Japanese researchers have successfully developed a technology that can put thoughts on a screen and may soon be able to screen people's dreams.
- Albert Einstein. Einstein's brain was similar in size to other humans except in the region that is responsible for math and spatial perception. In that region, his brain was 35% wider than average.
- London taxi drivers. Famous for knowing all the London streets by heart, these drivers have a larger than normal hippocampus, especially the drivers who have been on the job longest. The study suggests that as people memorize more and more information, this part of their brain continues to grow.
- VI Lenin. After his death, Lenin's brain was studied and found to have an abnormally large and numerous neurons in a particular region that may explain his "strikingly acute and penetrating mental processes" for which he was famous.
Monday, October 5, 2009
A Roman scientist of the first century AD named these stately flowers. Struck by the resemblance between the sheath of the flower and the weapon that was carried by Roman soldiers, he called the flower "gladiolus" from the Latin word "gladius" which means sword.Read More......
Saturday, October 3, 2009
It all started with the time-sharing of IBM computers in the early 1960s at universities such as Dartmouth and Berkeley in the States. People would share the same computer for their computing tasks. The Internet also received help from Sputnik! After this Russian Satellite was launched in 1957, President Eisenhower formed ARPA to advance computer networking and communication.
Plus, we will not even mention that whole industry where people show their naughty bits.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
The Worlds longest traffic jam was 110 miles (176 kilometers) long, between Paris and Lyon on the French Autoroute in 1980. A more recent Contender for the title was a 100 mile (160 kilometers) long traffic Jam, near Hamburg in Germany in 1993.Read More......
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
One wrestling match in the 1912 Olympic lasted 11 hours, and was fought by two middle weight wrestlers, Martin Klein from Estonia and Alfred Asikainen from Finland. There is an interesting fact between Russia and Finland that they must know, Russia ruled over Finland for a long time. On the day of fight, Klein Wore the dress of tsarist Russia. The final winner in this fight was Martin Klein, this was the semifinal match. However, Klein was so exhausted that he could not take part in the final match next day with Claes Johansson from Sweden. Thus, the fight of 11 hours proved Costly for Klein, as he won the silver and Johansson the gold.Read More......
Monday, September 28, 2009
Japanese farmers, after removing the Hulls from their rice crop and sorting out the white kernels, take the Hulls from the leftover rice, mix them into a kind of paste, mold the substance into brick-shaped blocks, and build houses with them. Such buildings are known in Japan as "houses of rice skin"Read More......
Saturday, September 26, 2009
The sex of a crocodile is determined on the basis of its temperature. Males are produced at around 31.6 deg C and females, at slightly lower or higher temperature.
It often happens that one year bore more females than males, which depends on whether the year was wet and warm or cold and dry. That whether allowing leaves from which the nest was made
to be fast or slow separation, and thus achieves a higher or lower temperature in the nest, which directly determines the sex of crocodiles.
Friday, September 25, 2009
The single largest flower in the world is the Rafflesia or "Corpse Flower".Rafflesia is a huge speckled five-petaled flower with a diameter up to 106 cm ( 3 feet ), and weighing up to 10 kg. Rafflesia flower has a small life of 5-7 days. Rafflesia, a native of rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo in the Indonesian Archipelago, is the largest flower in the world. Interestingly, Rafflesia is a parasitic plant without any leaves, stems and roots (It has only nutrient-absorbing threads to absorb nutrients from the host on which it lives) but for the largest flower.
It is believed that this plant has one of the most unpleasant smell in the world, because its flower has a smell of rotten meat.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
The first German serviceman killed in World War II was killed by the Japanese (China, 1937), the first American serviceman killed was killed by the Russians (Finland 1940), the highest-ranking American killed was Lt. Gen. Lesley McNair, killed by the U.S. Army Air Corps – so much for allies.Read More......
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Did you know that a nuclear powered ship or submarine actually is STEAM POWERED. The nuclear energy is used to heat water, and those ships and subs actually function on engines that work exactly like a steam trains engine works, except - there's no smoke! So those engines are actually powered by STEAM, which is merely WATER... and that is as eco-friendly as you can get!Read More......
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The Asian movie Audition had a rather severe effect on some of its viewers. One woman confronted the director at a film festival and accused him of being evil, while showings at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin caused viewers to pass out from shock (with one audience member being admitted to the hospital).Read More......
Monday, September 21, 2009
A bridge built in Lima, Peru around 1610 was made of Mortar that was mixed not with water but with the whites of eggs 10.000. The bridge, appropriately called the Bridge of Eggs, is still standing today.Read More......
Saturday, September 19, 2009
The main innovation in terms of military technology in the early middle ages was the stirrup. From 100 to 500, there was a seemingly never-ending wave of nomad Horsemen armed with swords, spears, and bows coming out of the Central Asian steppe. The Archers would fire volley after volley into the foot troops. Then, when the Defenders seemed suitably weakened, mounted lancers would charge in. With the aid of the stirrup, the shock effect of these horse lancers was nearly irresistible. Germanic and other European Tribes adopted these Oriental techniques, and out of this came not only the destruction of the Western Roman Empire, but also the development of a mounted, armored "man-at-arms." This included the legendary "knight in shining armor," but most of these men were simply well-trained and experienced swords for hire.Read More......
Friday, September 18, 2009
The lowest lake is the Dead Sea (it's considered a lake but called a sea), which is in the Jordan Valley of Israel. The surface of the water is 1.340 ft (408 m) below sea level. The Dead Sea is also the saltiest lake in the world. Almost nothing can survive in it besides simple organisms like green algae. Salt concentration is so great that you can not sink.Read More......
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Jaws is considered the father of all summer blockbusters. Due to its success in advance screenings, studio execs decided to give it a greater-than-normal release. When it proved a major hit films such as Star Wars and The Omen would follow suit. This led to the tradition of big-budget action and adventure films being released in the summer months.Read More......
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Did you know that we are moving through space at the rate of 530km a second.
Our Galaxy – the Milky Way is spinning at a rate of 225 kilometers (306 miles) per second. In addition, the galaxy is travelling through space at the rate of 305 kilometers per second. This means that we are traveling at a total speed of 530 kilometers (330 miles) per second. That means that in one minute you are about 19 thousand kilometers away from where you were. Scientists do not all agree on the speed with which the Milky Way is travelling – estimates range from 130 – 1,000 km/s. It should be said that Einstein’s theory of relativity, the velocity of any object through space is not meaningful.
Monday, September 14, 2009
When the famous explorer Marco Polo returned to his homeland of Italy, from China in 1295, I brought back a recipe (among other things). The recipe, was a Chinese recipe for a desert called "Milk Ice." However, Europeans substituted cream for the milk, and voila ... "Ice Cream." Ice cream has been a hit ever since!Read More......
Saturday, September 12, 2009
The world's deadliest and poisonous mushrooms is the Amanita phalloides, the death cap. The five different Poisons contained by the mushroom cause diarrhea and vomiting within 6 to 12 hours of ingestion. This is followed by damage to the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system - and, in the majority of cases, coma and death.Read More......
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Google’s index now stands at 8 billion pages. Roughly 812 million surfers and growing. Using email (67%) and doing research (45%) are the main activities, followed by getting info about products/services (41%), and checking news, weather, etc. (40%).Read More......
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Long known that genes are to "blame" for behavioral disorders.
What is so far only assumed was recently officially confirmed-that is a thin line between Genius and Insanity, as originating from the same gene, neuregulin 1. Sabolt Carey from the University in Budapest tests measure the creativity of people, and then studied their genetics and noted that most are creative which mutate the genes that is associated with schizophrenia and other personality disorders.
In the Prologue that tells the fact that many scientists, Composers, Designers and writers had a vision and on the basis of them realized their projects.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Europeans have had dark skin, until a 5500 years ago, claim Norwegian scientists. Our ancestors got the light skin when they change diet and from hunters became mostly farmers. The lack of meat and less sunlight in the northern parts caused shortage vitamuna D in the body, and dark skin pigments block UV rays, which allow his creation in body.
Scientists from the University of Oslo believe that a change in diet caused skin become whiter, to improve the creation of vitamin D. This thesis was confirmed studies by British Joanne Moen.
Recently, a study in the USA showed that half of African American hawe too low levels of vitamin D in the body.