Friday, May 28, 2010

Inferior education

Another Brick In The Wall II, the famous Pink Floyd number with its chorus of kids chanting ’’We Don’t Need No Education’’ was banned by the South African government since black children, upset about inferior education, adopted the song as their anthem. The government said in a statement that the song was ’’prejudicial to the safety of the state.’’

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Alcohol overdose

Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham died of alcohol overdose. It is said that he downed 18 bottles of whisky before he passed away in his sleep.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Most expensive cheese

The most expensive cheese in the world is produced Zasavica company from Serbia, 1 kg (2 lb) of this cheese cost 1000 euros (1400 US dollars). Reportedly, this cheese is so expensive because it is made from donkey milk, and for one kg of cheese need 25 liters of milk. This does not look impressive but when you know that donkey for the whole year produce 25 liters of milk, then you understand why this cheese is so expensive.

Donkey milk is highly valued in the pharmaceutical industry because donkey milk has beneficial effect on the skin, and apparently rejuvenated. It was noted that Cleopatra bathed once a week in donkey milk, and that is why her skin was perfect.

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Alpha Herculis

The Star Alpha Herculis is twenty five times larger than the circumference described by the earth's revolution around the sun. This means that twenty five diameters of our solar orbit would have to be placed end to end to equal the diameter of this Star.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Symbol of life

The tulip, a symbol of life, love and immortality, actually dates back to the time of Confucius. By the late 1600’s in Holland, bulb prices often exceeded the price of precious metals. A single bulb is said to have sold for more that $2,000.

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hitler faforite actor

Adolph Hitler reportedly liked Clark Gable  more than any other actor. When Gable was flying combat missions in World War II, it was said that the German dictator offered a large reward to anyone who could capture Gable and bring him to Hitler alive and unharmed.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Toilet crisis

Group of South Korean toilet activists ( yes this group really exist, could you believe), conducted research and found that as many as 40 percent of the world's population has no toilet.In protest they made a home in shaped of toilet seat.

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Deepest hole ever drilled

The deepest hole ever drilled by man is the Kola Superdeep Borehole, in Russia. It reached a depth of 12,261 meters (about 40,226 feet or 7.62 miles). It was drilled for scientific research and gave up some unexpected discoveries, one of which was a huge deposit of hydrogen – so massive that the mud coming from the hole was “boiling” with it. The borehole is pictured above.

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