Thursday, January 28, 2010

Longest tunnel in the world

Gotthard railway tunnel in Switzerland is the longest tunnel in the world. The tunnel is still under construction and will be released in use in 2016, and will be 57 kilometers (35 miles) long. Swiss say that this will be the safest tunnel in the world, with new systems for ventilation and rescue of people captured in a deep tunnel. This tunnel connects the northern Switzerland and Ticino area, right through the Alps.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Biggest mistake in music history

“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.”

“Guitar Groups are out of fashion, Mr Epstein”.

Decca Recording Company rejecting the Beatles in 1962.


Dick Rowe was an A&R man at Decca Records from the 1940s to the 1960s and the finger points at him for rejecting signing up the Beatles.

The Beatles signed up to Parlophone part of the EMI group, before eventually starting their own Apple Label.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Fastest animal in the world

Tiger Beetle is the fastest animal in the world. Some tiger beetles can run at a speed of 8 km/h (5 mph). You might think that this is not too fast, but if this bug was the size of man it would ran the speed of 400 km/h ( 250 mph ). These bugs for just one second manage to cross an amazing 2.5 meters ( 8 feet), or 170 lengths of there body. They run so fast that they do not see where they are running, their eyes can not follow their speed, therefore they have to stop every few meters to see where they are.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

One of the best warriors ever

The legendary chief of Zulu tribe Shaka Zulu, who is in the 19th century from a small tribe of only 2000 people made a nation of over a million people and is responsible for the deaths of several hundred thousand people was one of the most cruel dictator of all time.
At an early age Shaka Zulu became known as a very terrifying warrior. When the time came that young Saka prove that he became man, he went into the wilderness and killed an adult leopard with his bare hands.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

One thousand wins

Most successful car model that was designed by the famous Ettore Bugatti, and probably the most trophy car of all time is "Bugatti type 35".
More than a thousand times his riders opened celebration champagne! He won the World Grand Prix Championship 1926, after 351 victories with 47 records. It is reported that this car won even 14 times in just seven days.
First time on the runway "type 35" appeared 3 August 1924, on Lyon Grand Prix. It run the engine with three valves and two liters of displacement. Developed 90 horsepower at 6000 rpm. His length was 3680 mm, width 1320 mm and weight 6750 kg. Developed a maximum speed of 145 kilometers per hour.
Bugatti is specifically for this model, organized legendary race "Targa Florio", where "type 35" wins for five consecutive years from 1925 and 1929.

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