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......