Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Most convicted man in the world

Forty-nine-year old Baldwin Paul from Portsmouth, England continued to record-breaking, he was arrested 154th time in June 2010. British, and perhaps a world record in the number of arrests, 154th time ending up behind bars because he had stolen a crate of beer. His list of offenses, otherwise is infinite, and there is just few offenses that he was not arrested for. Never, however, has not made a serious crime such as murder or armed robbery. A year and a half after he was arrested for stealing a can of beer, which costs one pound, and had to pay a fine of 5,000 pounds, that has been replaced by the prison. A few days after being released from prison he got fight in the pub, which is why he was arrested 153rd time and sentenced to one year in prison. Before the 154th arrest, he spent the entire two weeks at freedom.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

The best sniper shooter ever

Vasily Zaitsev Russian peasant from the Siberian steppes is the best sniper shooter ever, his famous battle with the German Major Erwin König, was adapted in several popular films, although in the German documents were never found evidence of the existence of Major König.

Late in the summer of 1942 he reported voluntarily to the service on the front lines on which he was put into the 1047th Defense Regiment of the 284th Defense Division. This was put into the 62nd army in Stalingrad. During the Battle of Stalingrad after the Soviet assigned him a sharpshooter Zeitsev killed about 225 German soldiers between November 10th and December 17th, 1942. After his own assignment until January 1943 twenty-seven more were to be added.

Soviet war reporters report that Zeitsev killed forty Germans with precise shots in the first ten days after the landing of his union on the western banks of the Volga. Moreover he led a sharpshooter school in the ruins of the Lazur chemical factory in which he trained 28 soldiers, who themselves supposedly killed 3000 German soldiers.

To the famous Noble-Shooter (name of a sharpshooter of the Red Army with more than 40 fatal hits) belonged "Zikan" with 224 dead German soldiers and officers, Nikolai Ilin (185 [dead]), Under-officer Studentov (170), Sergeant Passar (103), Viktor Medvedev, Anatolij Tschekow (17 dead Germans in just 2 days), Tanja Tschekowa (40), the Ukrainian man Kucherenko (19) and a Usbek with unknown name, who shot 5 Germans dead in 3 days.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Skeletal Facts

Big collection of human skeletal facts for kids.

The largest bone of the human skeletal system is the pelvis bone or hip bone. The pelvis is made up of six bones that are joined to each other firmly.

Your nose and ears are not made up of bones. They are made up of cartilage or 'gristle'. It is more lighter and flexible than the bone. Try bending your ear and nose, you will be able to bend them with ease.

Ever wondered, why skeletons have their ears and noses missing? Well, the cartilage in the ears and nose decompose quickly than the bones, thus, leaving the poor skull without ears and nose.

There are 27 bones in the human hand and 14 bones make up your face.

The number of bones in your neck and the number of bones in a giraffe's neck is the same! Do you want to know more about the neck. The article on anatomy of neck will prove useful.

There are about 230 movable and semi-movable joints in your body.

The only bone without a joint is your body is the hyoid bone present in your throat.

Did you know your height depends on the growth of your bones. If you are a girl, your bones will keep growing till you are about 16 years old and the bones of boys grow till they are about 18 years old. Therefore, if you wish to be a tall individual, it is very important to eat healthy foods and drink as your bones need nourishment to grow. If you give your bones the right nourishment, they will grow well, making you tall and good looking.

When you were born you had about 350 brand new bones. Now if you could peek inside yourself you'd count around 206 or so. That's 90 less then what you started with. You know darn well you haven't had any surgery that removed 90 of your bones, and you also know that you were born perfectly healthy. This truly is a mystery, and now you're curious. Well actually it really isn't all that much of a mystery. Many of our bones simply fuse together throughout out lifespan. Part of the reason this happens is so those bones fusing together, can perform the functions we need as adults, which we didn't require as children.

Of the 206 bones in the skeletal system, 52 of them make both our feet.

Our bone is six times stronger than steel if both are of the same weight.

Some of the bones in a child's skeleton are made of cartilage. As children  grow, bone tissue replaces the cartilage. Children's skeletons continue to grow and change until they are about 25 years old.

Unlike an adult skull, the bones of an infant's  skull are separate. The bones eventually grow together as the child develops and immovable joints hold the skull bones together.

A baby's  skeleton is made of about 300 bones at birth. By the time a child reaches adulthood, many of the bones that were separate have fused together. As a result, the adult skeleton has only 206 bones.

Broken bones range from a hairline fracture to a complete fracture, where the bone is broken into two separate pieces. According to KidsHealth, a bowing fracture is a type of fracture that occurs only in children; the bone bends but does not break.

In the Pediatrics article, "Physical Activity and Bone Measures in Young Children: The Iowa Bone Development Study," researchers correlated physical activity to bone-mineral density in young children ages 4 to 6. Children who were more physically active had greater bone mass than their less-active peers. Increased bone mass can result in fewer broken bones.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Largest numerical denomination bill ever

Largest numerical denomination bill ever is 1 Milliard Hungarian Pengő (1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) in 1946. It was only worth twenty cents US! Hyper-Inflation is rough.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Glass recycling

For every 2,000 pounds of glass that is recycled, we save more than 2,000 pounds of other resources (1,330 pounds of sand, 433 pounds of soda ash, 433 pounds of limestone, and 151 pounds of feldspar).

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Oldest currency bills known to have existed

The oldest currency bills known to have existed come from China and the Han and Tan Dynasties. The earliest bills to still exist (as in not disintegrated) come from the Ming Dynasty and were issued between 1368-1399.

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Eye facts

 This is a larger list of the most interesting facts about the human eye on the Internet.

* Under the right conditions, can discern the light of a candle at a distance of 14 miles.

* Utilize 65% of all the pathways to the brain.

* Can instantaneously set in motion hundreds of muscles and organs in your body.

* In a normal life-span, will bring you almost 24 million images of the world around you.

* The adult eyeball measures about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter. Of its total surface area only one-sixth is exposed -- the front portion.

* The eye is the only part of the human body that can function at 100% ability at any moment, day or night, without rest. Your eyelids need rest, the external muscles of your eyes need rest, the lubrication of your eyes requires replenishment, but your eyes themselves "never" need rest. But please rest them!

* Eyes are your most precious sense... care for them properly!

* Your eyes are the most complex organs you possess except for your brain.

* Your eyes are composed of more than 2 million working parts

* The average person blinks 12 times per minute - about 10,000 blinks in an average day

* Your eyes can process 36,000 bits of information every hour.

* Only 1/6th of your eyeball is exposed to the outside world

* The external muscles that move the eyes are the strongest muscles in the human body for the job that they have to do. They are 100 times more powerful than they need to be.

* Color blind people do see color but confuse certain colors in certain conditions.

* Red and Green are the most commonly confused colours among colour blind people.

* Color blindness is 10 times more common in males than females

* Your eyelids and  the external muscles of your eyes need rest, the lubrication of your eyes requires replenishment, but your eyes themselves never need rest.

* Your eyelashes have an average life span of 5 months.

* The eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams.

* The eye of a human can distinguish 500 shades of the gray.

* People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen than from paper.

* Men are able to read fine print better than women can.

* The reason why your nose gets runny when you are crying is because the tears from the eyes drain into the nose.

* It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

* The space between your eyebrows is called the Glabella.

* Your eye will focus on about 50 things per second.

* Your retina contains 120 million rods for "night vision", and 8 million cones that are colour sensitive and work best under daylight conditions.

* Your Eyes contribute towards 85% of your total knowledge.

* About half of our brain is involved in the seeing process. Humans are very much visual animals.

* Under the right conditions, the human eye can see the light of a candle at a distance of 14 miles.

* That modern cataract operations have been made possible thanks to the second world war? Sir Harold Ridley, who was an ophthalmic surgeon in London, found that pilots came back from their missions with little pieces of perspex in their eye(shattered screens of the planes they were flying in), to which the eye did not seem to "object": no inflammation of any significance was found in their eye.This material was modified and further developed into artificial lenses that are used in cataract operations.
* Eyes can be transplanted.

* A cataract must be ripe before it can be removed.

* It is not harmful to watch a welder or look at the sun if you squint, or look through narrowed eyelids.
* the entire length of all the eyelashes shed by a human in their life is over 98 feet (30 m).

Your Eyes As You Grow

* Your eyes begin to develop 2 weeks after conception

* Your eyes are always the same size from birth, but your nose and ears never stop growing

* The adult eyeball measures about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter.

* The older we are the less tears we produce.

* Babies don’t produce tears in their eyes until they are one to three months old.

* All babies are colour blind when they are born.

* Your eyes will never wear out

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