Saturday, June 30, 2012

World Record Made By Animals-1

Giant Mutant Cows of Belgium
This enormous Belgian cow got its huge size and muscle mass from
natural mutation of the gene or sometimes called “double muscling,”
which results in accelerated lean muscle growth.

World’s Biggest Dog
Hercules, an English Mastiff is currently known as the biggest dog in the
Guinness Book of World Records, weighing in at 294 lbs (133 kg).

 World’s Tallest Dog
Certified by the Guiness Book of World Records, Gibson is currently the
world’s tallest living dog. He measures in at 180 lbs (81 kg), 3.5 ft (107
cm) tall, and is more then 7 feet (2.1 m) tall when standing up.

 Tallest Living Horse
Radar, a Belgian draught horse from Mount Pleasant , Texas is officially
the World’s Tallest Living Horse. [via worldsmostunique]
Belgian Draft horse gelding
Born in 1998 in Iowa , USA
19 Hands 3-1/2 inches tall (6′ 7-1/2″)
Weighs over 2,400 pounds (1,088 kg)
Eats 18lbs. of grain, 40lbs. of hay each day
Drinks 20 gallons of water each day

World’s Longest Goldfish
The world’s longest goldfish (Carassius auratus) is owned by Joris
Gijsbers in Hapert, The Netherlands. The fish is measured 18.7 in (47.4 cm) from snout to tail-fin end.

 Biggest Freshwater Fish Ever Caught
The official world record for the biggest freshwater fish ever caught is the
Giant Mekong catfish. This huge catfish was caught in Thailand in May
2005 and is measures in at 9 feet (2.7 m) long, weighed 646 lbs (293 kg),
and is 5 times bigger than the ‘world record’ catfish caught in North

 World’s Largest Rabbit
Try pulling a rabbit as large as this out of a hat. This gigantic rabbit
weighs 17 lbs (7.7 kg), has ears measuring at 8.2 in (21 cm), and is
almost 3.2 feet (1 m) tall. Herman could easily be the world’s biggest
rabbit, but Guinness World Records have stopped accepting entries
because of fears people were over-feeding their pets. 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

China Invents Ice Cream That Doesn't Melt(:):):))

For weeks, maybe even years now, here have been rumblings that the dessert engineers in China had come up with an ice cream that would not melt, even in direct sunlight. Obviously these rumors lead to someone from from
in Japan to investigate because a) Japan is the
champ at inventing weird sh*t no one asked for and don't want any other nation stepping on their turf, and b) because there is literally nothing else in Japan to investigate.
RocketNews24's journey ended at a 7/11, um, in China, where they found the forever-solid ice cream, simply called "Banana". This boring title passes up a lot of opportunities for puns, such as "Lasting Apeel" or "Bananever Ends".

So what was discovered? While the ice cream could sit in the sun for a few hours and not turn into a puddle, there is a pretty big asterisk to the whole "unmeltable" thing—the outside stays solid, but the vanilla core melts just like any other ice cream.

You laugh now, but in the future, after the war, most of the food will probably be incinerated in the blasts from the high-tech, future bombs. These Banana ice cream treats may be the only food we have. And trust me, when you're spending your third night hunched over in a field, hoping the android patrol won't notice you, you'll be glad to have a solid yellow hunk of edible plastic full of vanilla ooze to keep you nourished.

Unbelievable Facts That Are True

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Why Are Traffic Lights Red and Green?

The very first traffic light, installed outside the Houses of Parliament in London in December 1868, had red and green gas lamps for nighttime use. The device was pretty crude, and less than a month after it went operational, it exploded and killed the unfortunate traffic cop who was operating it.
Obviously, we’ve come a long way in traffic light technology, but we’ve stuck with the same color scheme. What is it about red and green that gave them such lasting power?The guys who made that first traffic light borrowed their palette from the railroads. British railwaymen of the time often used red, green, blue, black and white flags, semaphores and lamps for signaling. In January 1841, faced with Parliamentary investigation over a number of accidents, the major railroad managers met to discuss safety issues. Henry Booth of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway was a driving force at the meeting and recommended standardized hand signals and color schemes. The colors adopted were those used by Booth’s lines: red to indicate danger, white to indicate safety and green to indicate “proceed with caution.”Booth’s use of these colors, in turn, seems to have come from a common practice in heavy industry of the era. Many motors and other industrial equipment had indicator lights that were red when the equipment was stopped and green when it was running. Since people were already familiar with this color scheme and its meaning, it makes sense that it was handed down into the railroad industry and then to traffic lights.As for why the early industrialists chose red to mean stop and green to mean go, we can only speculate. In color symbolism, red generally evokes danger and makes it a good choice for a warning signal. Green, on the other hand, is calming. While that doesn’t seem to lend itself well to “go,” it may have been chosen for a more practical reason – it contrasts well with red and is highly visible without being harsh or distracting.

World’s Biggest Biceps(woooooooooooooooooooo)

Greg Valentino has the world’s biggest biceps! Greg Valentino has been bodybuilding since the age of 14. One day Greg Valentino said to himself “Well I’m not going to get any taller so I’m going to get wider”. That’s when Greg started out his quest for the biggest bicep muscles in the world. Greg Valentino has been working his huge bicep muscle for over 30 years now! So how much can Greg bicep curl? A whopping 300 pounds! The last measurement of Greg Valentino’s arms put them at over 28 inches!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Panjin Red Beach, China.(Coooooooooooollllllllll)

The Red Beach is located in the Liaohe River Delta, about 30 kilometer southwest of Panjin City in China. The beach gets its name from its appearance, which is caused by a type of sea weed that flourishes in the saline-alkali soil. The weed that start growing during April or May remains green during the summer. In autumn, this weed turns flaming red, and the beach looks as if it was covered by an infinite red carpet that creates a rare red sea landscape. Most of the Red Beach is a nature reserve and closed to the public. Only a small, remote, section is open for tourists.

One-of-a-Kind Places on the Earth

From the hottest deserts to the iciest mountains , the world is a many-splendored place. But some spots are one-of-a-kind, with sights that can't be seen anywhere else on the planet. Here, we list some of these amazing places. Let's go exploring.

Where the Clouds Roll By

A rare tubular cloud formation occurs with regularity only one place on Earth: Northern Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria. Here, ultra-long “roll clouds” form regularly in fall months. The phenomenon even has its own, geographically specific name, the Morning Glory cloud. Elsewhere in the world, roll clouds pop up only very occasionally, usually associated with sea winds or sometimes thunderstorm downdrafts.

Where the Snow Is Like Knives
These sharp snow formations make the white stuff look uninviting. They’re called penitentes, and although they can form at high altitudes anywhere, there’s no place better to see them than in the Dry Andes of Chile and Argentina, way up past 13,000 feet (about 4,000 meters).

Penitentes, named after pointy hats worn by people doing penance for their sins in Christian traditions, form in very cold, dry air, where the water in snow sublimates, or turns directly into vapor without melting first. Sublimation randomly occurs faster in some areas than in others; once uneven pock-marks form in the snow, they focus the sunlight, causing those areas to sublimate ever faster. Spiky penitentes get left behind, unmelted. The tallest penitentes can reach 12 feet (4 meters) high.

Where the Lakes Explode
To see a lake that can kill you without you even dipping in a toe, visit Africa. In Cameroon and on the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are three deadly lakes: Nyos, Monoun and Kivu. All three are crater lakes that sit above volcanic earth. Magma below the surface releases carbon dioxide into the lakes, resulting in a deep, carbon dioxide-rich layer right above the lakebed.

In 1984, Lake Monoun abruptly exploded, releasing waves of water and a cloud of carbon dioxide. Thirty-seven people who lived near the lake asphyxiated in the CO2 cloud, though the cause of their deaths remained a mystery until two years later, when Lake Nyos let out its own burst of carbon dioxide. This time, 1,700 people died when the carbon dioxide, which is heavier than oxygen, displaced the breathable air in their villages.

Venting pipes have been installed in Lake Nyos and Lake Monoun in an attempt to release the carbon dioxide gas slowly and prevent future disasters. Kivu, which has never erupted, is not being vented, although local companies do extract dissolved methane from the lake to use for power generation.

Where the Rocks Walk
At Racetrack Playa in Death Valley, it’s not horses or stock cars that make the rounds — it’s rocks. This pancake-flat dry lakebed is marked by tracks of large rocks that seem to have wandered from here to there under their own power.

In fact, the rocks (some of which weigh tens or hundreds of pounds) may require a perfect storm to get moving. According to lunar and planetary sciences researchers at NASA Goddard, wind pushes the rocks around. But for the wind to move huge boulders, there has to be little friction between the rock and the ground. Most likely, ice-encrusted rocks get inundated by meltwater from the hills above the playa, according to NASA researchers. When everything’s nice and slick, a stiff breeze kicks up, and whoosh, the rock is off.

Where Tectonic Plates Meet
Deep in the ocean, underwater mountains form as tectonic plates spread apart, with the boundary between these spreading plates forming a mid-ocean ridge as molten rock from below rises up to fill in the gap. To see a mid-ocean ridge with your own eyes, though, travel to Iceland, the only place where the mid-Atlantic ridge runs on land. This geologically active spot, also known as the Reykjanes Ridge, marks a rather fuzzy boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Because of unusually active volcanism at the ridge below Iceland, the area is like a blister on the top of this gash, oozing (and sometimes erupting) lava to the surface, which hardens into new crust

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

What is Your Skin Telling You : Face Mapping

According to dermatologists who specialize in the ancient art of face mapping, it could tell you more about your health than you know.
Alex Gariano over at U Look Haute shared a fascinating look at "face mapping"--the art of unlocking the mysteries of problematic skin. Hailing from ancient Chinese medicine, Gariano writes, "face mapping is a type of skin analysis that explains why and how certain areas of your face are connected to other parts of your body. ...Think of your blemishes as X’s on a map that is your face. Different zones correspond to different problems. With this 'map' as your guide, you can address the underlying causes of blemishes and correctly determine how to prevent them from recurring."
So, what are your breakouts, dull spots and dark circles trying to tell you? Here's a quick guide from Gariano:
Zone 1 & 3: Bladder & Digestive System — Improve your diet and drink more water.
Zone 2: Liver — Try cutting back on alcohol, heavy food or dairy. This area can also indicate a food allergy.
Zone 4 & 10: Kidneys — Make sure you’re keeping yourself hydrated with water and cut back on liquids that dehydrate you. This means nix the soda, coffee and/or alcohol.
Zone 5 & 9: Respiratory system — Those who smoke or have allergies tend to have acne here.
Zone 6 & 8: Kidneys — Dark circles are usually a result of dehydration. Drink up!
Zone 7: Heart — Check your blood pressure and make sure you’re not using makeup that irritates your skin.
Zone 12: Stomach — Consider a detox or adding more fiber to your diet to help with digestion.
Zone 11 & 13: Hormones — Stress and hormonal changes can sometimes be alleviated with more water and a few extra servings of dark, leafy greens but if breakouts in this area persistent, make an appointment with your doctor to look into a possible hormonal imbalance. Additionally, breakouts in this area also indicate when you are ovulating (and which side).
Zone 14: Illness — Can be a sign of your body fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Take a breather and drink plenty of fluids.

Of course, not everyone believes in face mapping--and the mainstream medical community would likely disagree that your face can predict anything about your overall health

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Don’t Eat The Broccoli In China

China has the worst pollution problems in the world. And it is getting worse as the utterly unchecked rush to industrialization continues. Much of this is pollution is linked to coal mining and power generation, but the sources of toxins are myriad.While air and water pollution are highly visible and overwhelming on an everyday basis, the worst long-term toxic buildup may be lurking quietly underfoot in the soil. Nowhere is the global push to restore degraded land likely to be more important, complex and expensive than in China, where vast swaths of the soil are contaminated by arsenic and heavy metals from mines and factories.There are dire consequences for food production and human health. On top of having the highest cancer rate in the world China has the highest rate of birth defects. No one disputes that this is the result of pollution. It could be argued that the country is fast on the way to killing itself as it grows.
Literally at the root of this epidemic of poisoning is tainted soil that sends toxins and carcinogens to the dinner table, where people unknowingly eat them. Where does this lead? Will parents tell their children not to eat vegetables? It seems that perhaps they should.

Zhou Jianmin, director of the China Soil Association, estimated that one-tenth of China’s farmland was affected. “The country, the government and the public should realize how serious the soil pollution is,” he said. “More areas are being affected, the degree of contamination is intensifying and the range of toxins is increasing.”
Other estimates of soil pollution range as high as 40%, but an official risk assessment is unlikely to be made public for several years.Mining is largely to blame, though lead and heavy metals from factories and overuse of pesticides and fertilizers by farmers are also a factor.Chen Tongbin of the Chinese Academy of Sciences said the worst contamination was in Yunnan, Sichuan, Hunan, Anhui and Guizhou, but there were also parts of Beijing where the soil is tainted.Unlike in Europe where persistent organic pollutants are the main concern, Chen said China’s worst soil contamination is from arsenic, which is released during the mining of copper, gold and other minerals. Roughly 70% of the world’s arsenic is found in China – and it is increasingly coming to the surface with horrendous consequences.“When pollution spills cause massive die-offs of fish, the media usually blames cadmium, but that’s wrong. Arsenic is responsible. This is the most dangerous chemical,” he said. The country’s 280,000 mines are most responsible, according to Chen.Chen estimated that “no more than 20% of China’s soil is seriously polluted”, but he warned that the problem was likely to grow because 80% of the pollutants in the air and water ended up in the earth.“The biggest environmental challenge that China faces today is water pollution, but there are efforts underway to control that. In the future, the focus must be on soil pollution because that is much harder to deal with. Soil remediation is an immense and growing challenge.”

Saturday, June 16, 2012

World's Greatest Gurner

World's greatest 'gurner' offers $15,000 reward to anyone who can twist their face up more than him.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Coronation chicken ice-cream, anyone?

When Heston Blumenthal came up with his famous bacon and egg ice-cream, it was far and away the most bizarre flavour around.

But now a Soho gelateria is offering something even stranger - a frozen scoop of coronation chicken.
Chef Jacob Kenedy said he created the unusual flavour of ice-cream as a 'light-hearted' celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
London eatery Gelupo describes the limited-edition gelato - served in a tub or in toasted brioche for a twist on the popular sandwich - as 'perversely delicious'.

It is based on a high-quality, intensely flavoured chicken jus, permeated with mild curry undertones and balanced by the sweetness of marsala soaked sultanas.
The curry taste comes from a mix of turmeric, cumin and cayenne pepper.
'It started out as quite a light-hearted experiment in a recipe development session, but we got really excited when the flavours came together so beautifully,' said Mr Kenedy.

'I said "why don’t we do this?" When I tasted it I couldn’t stop laughing, I didn’t expect it to be so delicious, I thought it would just come out strange.

'As with our pig’s blood sanguinaccio dessert - which is now a bestseller and permanent fixture on our menu - it has to be tasted to be believed but we’re confident it will change people’s perceptions.'
Coronation chicken, which was invented for the Queen’s coronation banquet in 1953, consists of cold chicken, curry cream and raisins in mayonnaise.
Gelupo claim the snack transcends sweet and savoury for the ultimate jubilee-themed dessert.
The 32-year-old, son of an American mother and Hungarian Jewish father, added: 'I don’t have a drop of English blood in me but I’m very proud of our country and the royal family is a very important part of that.

'It’s not the most respectful thing I could have done, but I believe the whole city will come alive and get behind this family that is integral to the nation.'
Whatever will Her Majesty think?

  • The Coronation Chicken gelato will be available in-store at Gelupo and online at for a limited time from 21 May to 25 June. It will also be available at a Gelupo concession in Selfridges from 25 June.

Friday, June 8, 2012

40-Pound Cat(meet GARFIELD)

Meet Garfield, the fattest cat in a U.S. Animal Shelter. 40-pound (18 kg) Garfield was brought to the shelter after his elder owner passed away.