Top 10 Most Dangerous Guns In The World

A gun is a muzzle or breech-loaded projectile-firing weapon. There are various definitions depending on the nation and branch of service. The term "gun" has also taken on a more generic meaning, by which it has come to refer to any one of a number of trigger-initiated, hand-held, and hand-directed implements, especially with an extending bore, which thereby resemble the class of weapon in either form or concept. So here we bring you the 10 most deadliest gun in the world.

Richat Structure: Eye Of The Sahara

The Richat Structure, also known as the Eye of the Sahara, is a prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert of west–central Mauritania near Ouadane. Surrounded by thousands of square miles of nearly featureless desert, this 40-50 km in diameter series of concentric circles is readily visible from space. This prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert has attracted attention since the earliest space missions because it looks like a gigantic bull’s-eye.
Richat Structure is not the site of an ancient meteor crater, as many people originally postulated. These concentric circles are actually alternating layers of sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks that were pushed upward in a symmetrical anticline, geologic dome, from below due to a small incursion of magma. The structure is a deeply eroded. The sedimentary rock exposed in this dome range in age from Late Proterozoic (2.5 billion years) within the center of the dome to Ordovician (480 million years) sandstone around its edges.
Initially interpreted as an asteroid impact structure because of its high degree of circularity, it is now argued to be a highly symmetrical and deeply eroded geologic dome. Despite extensive field and laboratory studies, geologists have found a lack of any credible evidence for shock metamorphism or any type of deformation indicative of an extraterrestrial impact.

Qiandao Lake: The Thousand Island Lake and Ancient Submerged Cities

Qiandao Lake or the Thousand Island Lake is located in Zhejiang, China, about 150 kilometers from the city of Hangzhou. It is an artificial lake formed after the completion of the Xin'an River hydroelectric station. In 1959, in order to build the Xin'anjiang Reservoir the valley was flooded with water resulting in a lake or reservoir 573 square km in area and with a storage capacity of 17.8 cubic km. The lake is so called because it is dotted with 1,078 large islands and a few thousand smaller ones across it.
Qiandao Lake, known for its clear, and sometimes drinkable water, is used to produce the renowned Nongfu Spring brand of mineral water. It is also home to lush forests (over 90%), and exotic islands. In recent times, it's been turned into a tourist spot with themed islands that include Bird Island, Snake Island, Monkey Island, Lock Island (featuring supposedly the world's biggest lock), and the Island to Remind You of Your Childhood.
But what lies underneath the lake is perhaps more interesting and worthy than the lake itself.
Before the valley was flooded, there stood at the foot of the Wu Shi mountain (Five Lion Mountain) two magnificent ancient cities - Shi Cheng and He Cheng. Shi Cheng was built more than 1300 years ago in 621 AD during the Tang dynasty (AD 618-907) and was once the center of politics, economics and culture. He Cheng is even older: established in 208 AD during the Han dynasty (AD 25 - 200) as a business hub along the Xin'anjiang River.

Attractive Nature Photography By Riaad Algarei

Photographer Riaad Algarei imprisons fascinating and charming images from more than a few landscapes approximately the earth. Importance is place on the separate and vivacious colors fashioned by glow and dissimilar surroundings. Cavernous valley, out of this world views and surprising gorge and rock structure are in the middle of the subject in Algarei’s photo characteristic. An only one of its kind viewpoint is shown to every landscape through intensifying the actual grandness and immensity of the subject matter substance and importance the attractiveness in the piece of music of colors.  Check out these cool images.
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Astonishing Showcase of Nature Photography

cold mountain
Photography is considered to be an art and an owner of a camera can do amazing things with it, without any necessary native talent. Nature is all around us, and its beauties are unlimited. Nature photography is the photography of wildlife and the scenery surrounding it and can easily be captured with a quality digital SLR just by stepping outside. Good nature photography is about much more than just perfect lighting. There is also attention to detail, and creativity in composition. It often boils down to patience and how much effort you are prepared to make to get a result. Below we present to you a collection of nature photography shots that would really took your breath away. We hope you will enjoy your visit!

Beautiful Pics

10 Amazing Facts about Brain

1.Your brain uses less power than your refrigerator light
The brain uses 12 watts of power. Over the course of a day, your brain uses the amount of energy contained in two large bananas. Curiously, even though the brain is very efficient, it's an energy hog. It is only 3 per cent of the body's weight, but consumes 1/6 (17 per cent) of the body's total energy. Most of its energy costs go into maintenance; the added cost of thinking hard is barely noticeable.


Artistic Architecture


♥~♥ANGELS     ~♥

Beautiful Pictures From Around the World

Awww Yeah Flowers!

2012 Guiness world records

2012 Guiness world records.
Most number of people to fit into a pair of underpants

Most number of people to fit into a pair of underpants

Top 10 Aptly-Named Shots And Cocktails

Ever since man first realized alcohol could be made better-tasting (and looking) when mixed with other alcohol, he has constantly tried to top himself.  Today, there are thousands of different recipes; here are the top ten that live up to the name they have been given.

10.  The American Flag

How To Make:
1 part grenadine
1 part white cream de Cacao
1 part blue curacao
Layered, for AMERICA!
Layering is an essential skill for shot making, and what better way to celebrate a new-found skill than with a big ol’ shot of America.  The only reason it doesn’t score higher is simply because making it wrong may accidentally convince people that you’re French.  Which is kind of the opposite of what you’re going for.

Top 10 Evil People From Ancient Times

History is replete with tales of evil people performing evil acts. Sadly they are so many in number that Listverse has been able to feature many top 10 lists of evil humans – men, women, and even children. This list looks at ten people from history who were especially cruel and who, in many cases, are remembered for that reason alone.
Empress Wu
Empress Wu
Wu Zetian was empress of China from October 690 to February 705. She is the only woman in Chinese history to rule in her own right. She was a ruthless, cruel, sadistic and sexually depraved murderess who drove her people into chaos. She ordered tortures, executions and forced suicides on a daily basis. She had all of her rivals exiled or executed including the ex empress Wang. She also had members of her family executed including her niece, nephews and killed her newly born daughter. Other family members were exiled including her sons, in which one was eventually ordered to commit suicide. Wu had thousands of her people poisoned, strangled, mutilated, burned and boiled alive. Others had their noses, ears, feet and legs cut off. She died in December 705 at age 81.


Might want to take a look it this --- evidently the maternal instinct knows almost no boundaries!

White Tigers get New Mom ... Incredible!!!

When Hurricane Hannah separated two white tigers from their mother, Anjana came to the rescue. Anjana, a chimp at TIGERS in South Carolina, became surrogate mom and playmate to the cubs, even helping with bottle feeding, according to The Sun. But here's the truly amazing part: This is something Anjana does all the time, having helped raised leopard and lion cubs on several occasions.

These pictures are truly gorgeous.

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Are You A Mosquito Magnet?

Take these tips to your next BBQ along with your party favors and watch your level of enjoyment rise. Enjoy the rest of your hump day and pass this on to all your outdoorsy friends! [via]

वर्जिन गर्ल्स के साथ सेक्स से ठीक होता है एड्स

आज के मॉर्डन युग में भी दुनिया के कई देशों के कुछ हिस्से अंधविश्वास से ऐसे घिरे हुए हैं कि कई मासूम इसकी भेंट चढ़ रही हैं। जवान और कुंआरी लड़की के साथ सेक्स करने पर एचआईवी एड्स जैसी गंभीर बीमारी खत्म हो सकती है। इस अंधविश्वास ने साउथ अफ्रीका के ग्रामीण ईस्टर्न केप इलाके में इन दिनों जोर पकड़ लिया है। इसी चक्कर में कई जवान लड़कियों का अपहरण किया जा रहा है और उन्हें एड्स मरीजों के साथ शादी करने के लिए मजबूर किया जा रहा है। कुछ ऐसे भी केस देखे गए कि इन मासूमों के साथ जबरन शादी के लिए किडनैपर्स इन मासूमों के माता-पिता को पैसे भी दे रहे हैं। साउथ अफ्रीका के जोशा इलाके में इस प्रथा को उखुतवाला नाम से जाना जाता है।

सामने आया साइबरवर्ल्ड का सबसे बड़ा वायरस

मास्को. एक ऐसे साइबर वायरस का पता चला है जो कंप्यूटर पर हमला करके उसे जासूस बना देता है और बिना पकड़ में आए तमाम जानकारियां चुरा लेता है। यह बेहद खतरनाक वायरस पिछले दो साल से साइबर स्पेस में मौजूद था लेकिन इसे हाल ही में पकड़ा गया है।

मीडिया रिपोर्टों के मुताबिक यह वायरस अब तक के सबसे चर्चित कंप्यूटर वायरस 'स्टक्सनेट' और 'डूकू' से भी खतरनाक है। इस वायरस को सबसे पहले मास्को स्थित केस्परस्काई लैब के सुरक्षा विशेषज्ञों ने पकड़ा है।

माना जा रहा है कि इस बेहद खतरनाक वायरस को किसी देश ने बनाया है। केस्परस्काई के विशेषज्ञ एलेक्सेंडर गोस्तोव ने अपने केस्परस्काई की वेबसाइट पर ब्लॉग पर लिखा, 'डूकू और स्टक्सनेट ने मिडिल इस्ट में चल रहे साइबर युद्ध को और भीषण कर दिया था लेकिन अब हमें साइबर स्पेस का सबसे खतरनाक वायरस मिला है।'

spectacular bird's eye view of Britain

This collection of aerial photographs giving a spectacular bird's eye view of Britain from above has been released to mark the Queen's Jubilee year.
Bustling cities contrast with serene stretches of glorious countryside as sites that might seem ubiquitous from the ground are transformed into unique and wonderful images when viewed from above.
The heart-stopping shots are the work of aerial photographer Jason Hawkes who developed a love of Britain 's varied landscape since taking his first flying lesson 20 years ago.
Perfect location: The Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland featured in the Harry Potter films
Perfect location: The Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland featured in the Harry Potter films.


 given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions: 

Why did God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the sticky tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born. 

20 Most Venomous Fishes in the World

Not all fish are edible. There are fishes that are not suitable for human consumption. There are more venomous fish than venomous snakes. There are at least 1,200 species of venomous fish in the world but some venomous fish are also edible.

1. Antennata Lionfish (Pterois antennata)

The Antennata Lionfish is the first in our list. Look at her; she's really such a beauty to admire. This species of beautiful but venomous fish also known as the Ragged-finned Firefish or Spotfin Lionfish, has red, white, and black vertical stripes along the body; large, fan-like pectoral fins; and tall, quill-like dorsal fins. Lionfish in general are notable for their extremely long and separated spines, and have a generally striped appearance, red, brown, orange, yellow, black, maroon, or white. Lionfish have venomous spines that are deadly to their prey, but usually not to humans (though the venom is used purely for defense, not attack). If a human is envenomated, that person will experience severe pain and possible headaches and vomiting. A common treatment is soaking the afflicted area in hot water, as very few hospitals carry specific treat-ments. However, immediate emergency medical treatment is still advised, as some people may be more susceptible to the venom than others.

The poisonous beauties............

Insane Festivals From Around The World

From birthdays to new years every culture has its fair share of things to celebrate. While in most parts of the world you’ll find that the celebrations have at least a few things in common (eating, drinking, dancing) many times the similarities stop there. Where some people like to complement the festivities with throwing goats out of towers others prefer driving skewers through their faces. Whatever helps you get your party on right? Well prepare for some culture shock because these are the 25 most insane festivals from around the world.


10 Weird Flags of the World

A country’s flag should be something that explains about the country’s customs, traditions or uniqueness. It is an important factor for the country and it should be taken seriously unlike some of the countries which use their flags as an art experiment
Here we have collected 10 weird flags of the world. They had no time to think of something creative for their poor country flags.
Like seriously? Even I could’ve made Libya’s flag because all I had to do was  go to the paint in windows XP and paint the background green -_- . The flag was used between 1977 – 2011. It has been changed now THANKGOD.

Camouflage Animals Did You See

When Rivers Collide: 10 Incredible Confluences Around the World

In geography, a confluence is the meeting of two or more bodies of water. Known also as a conflux, it refers either to the point where a tributary joins a larger river, called the main stem, or where two streams meet to become the source of a river of a new name, such as the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania creating the Ohio River.

The term is also used to describe the meeting of tidal or other non-riverine bodies of water, such as two canals or a canal and a lake. Below is a collection of 10 incredible confluences around the world. For more, there is a fascinating list of notable confluences on Wikipedia that I recommend you check out.

The confluences below were selected for their dramatic visual contrast. Thus, culturally significant confluences such as the Sangam near Allahabad, India, where the sacred rivers Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati meet to create one of the holiest places in Hinduism, were not included for this reason. Please enjoy the list below and let us know of any other interesting confluences you are aware of. Perhaps we can do a follow-up post if there is interest!

1. Confluence of the Rhone and Arve Rivers in Geneva, Switzerland

In this incredible photograph we see the confluence of the Rhone and Arve rivers in Geneva, Switzerland. The river on the left is the Rhone, which is just exiting Lake Lehman. The river on the right is the Arve, which receives water from the many glaciers of the Chamonix valley (mainly the Mer de Glace) before flowing north-west into the Rhone on the west side of Geneva, where its much higher level of silt brings forth a striking contrast between the two rivers. 

Amazing Facts About Our Human Body

Our bodies are truly amazing things. But in these busy life, we sometimes forget just how amazing they are. However, the human body is a truly revolutionary machine of evolution and while we don’t have wings, armor, venom, or claws, but there are some truly cool things about our bodies that some people will hardly believe.

1. You Can Live Without Many of Your Internal Organs

Unique Moments Of Life

Life is amazing because every person has his unique moments and some of them have enough luck to have photos of it. Being ready to capture great pics takes a lot of patience but when you accomplish that, the results will be amazing. 

Interesting Facts

Team of the IPL 2012

1. Chris Gayle
Runs 733, strike rate 161, sixes 59
A no-brainer at the top of the order. Let's move on.
2. Gautam Gambhir (capt)
Runs 590, strike rate 144, 50s 6
Edged out Virender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane for the other opener's slot because of his consistency and ability to score on difficult Eden Gardens pitches. Gambhir's passion trumped MS Dhoni's cool, so he's our captain. Also because of this legendary line, "We did it for Balaji."
3. Suresh Raina
Runs 441, strike rate 136, wickets 2, economy 7.50
Had an average season before a blitz in the final, during which he pulled bouncers and successfully attacked Sunil Narine. Made the cut because he can chip in with a couple of overs of spin if one of our bowlers has an off day. Raina was expectedly exceptional at cover.

Japanese Man cooks his own Genitals for Dinner – Serves them to Guests

This is without a doubt going to be the most bizarre/grotesque story you will ever read…probably.
This is the tweet illustrator Mao Sugiyama sent out to his followers a day before a colossal disaster in good taste occurred.

माहेश्वरी जाति का उत्पति दिवस.....

महेश नवमी 30 मई, 2012 (बुधवार) को : माहेश्वरी जाति का उत्पति दिवस.....

मयाध्यछेन्न प्रकृति: सूयते सचराचरम l हेतुनानेन कौन्तेय जगद्विपरिवर्तते ll (गीता अ.६/१०).
(मुझ अधिष्ठाता संकास से प्रकृति चर-अचर सहित सर्वजगत को रचती है l हे कौन्तेय ! इस हेतु यह संसार आवागमन रूप चक्र में घूमता है l 

माहेश्वरी जाति का उत्पति-प्रकाश.....

सूर्यवंशी राजाओं में चौहान जाति के खड्गल सेन राजा खंडेला नगर में राज्य करते थे l वाह बड़े दयालु और न्यायप्रिय थे l उनके राज्य में प्रजा बड़े सुख से रहती थी l मृग और मृगराज एक घाट में पानी पीते थे l राजा को हमेशा एक ही चिन्ता रहती थी कि उनके एक भी पुत्र नहीं था l एक समय राजा ने बड़े आदर भाव से जगतगुरु ब्राह्मणों को अपने यहाँ बुलाकर बड़ा सत्कार किया l राजा की सेवा भक्ति से ब्राह्मण लोग बड़े संतुष्ट हुए l ब्राह्मणों ने राजा को वर मांगने को कहा l तब राजा ने कहा कि मेरे पुत्र नहीं है, कृपा करके मेरी इच्छा पूरी करायें l तब ब्राह्मणों ने राजा से कहा कि यदि आप भगवान् शिव की उपासना करोगे तो आपको एक होनहार, पराक्रमी और चक्रवर्ती पुत्र प्राप्त होगा, परन्तु उसे सोलह वर्ष तक उत्तर दिशा में मत जाने देना और जो उत्तर दिशा में 'सूर्य कुण्ड' है, उसमें स्नान मत करने देना l यदि वाह ब्राह्मणों से द्वेष नहीं करेगा तो चक्रवर्ती राज करेगा, अन्यथा इसी देह से पुनर्जन्म लेगा l इस प्रकार ब्राह्मणों का आशीर्वाद प्राप्त कर राजा बड़ा प्रसन्न हुवा l राजा ने उनको वस्त्र, आभूषण, गाय आदि देकर प्रसन्नचित विदा किया l राजा के चौबीस रानियाँ थी l कुछ समय बाद उनके एक रानी चम्पावती के पुत्र जन्म हुवा l राजा ने बड़ा आनन्द मनाया और नवजात शिशु का नाम सुजान कुँवर रखा l सात वर्ष का होते ही राजकुमार घोड़े पर चढ़ना, शस्त्र चलाना सीख गया l जब वह बारह वर्ष का हुवा तो शत्रु लोग उससे डरने लगे l वाह चौदह विद्या पढ़कर होशियार हो गया l राजा उसके काम को देखकर संतुष्ट हुए l राजा ने इस बात का ध्यान रखा कि सुजान कुँवर उत्तर दिशा में न जाने पाये l 

Hanging Monasteries

On a wing and a prayer: The extraordinary hanging monasteries that cling to the sides of cliffs 

  • When you're trying to connect with your god, it helps to find some peace and quiet, if you can.
But that was, indeed, no such problem for the architects of these impossibly built monasteries.
Constructed at dizzying heights on the sides of mountains, they ensured only the most devoted - and vertigo-free - followers would join them for prayer.
Gripping: This gravity-defying hanging monastery clings to the side of Mt Huashan in China and is only accessible via steep and dangerous pathsGripping: This gravity-defying hanging monastery clings to the side of Mt Huashan in China and is only accessible via steep and dangerous paths


एक ही बार निर्विरोध हुआ है राष्ट्रपति चुनाव

नई दिल्ली। अगले राष्ट्रपति पद के चुनाव के लिए सभी राजनीतिक दलों में किसी एक के नाम पर आम सहमति बनाने की हलचल बनी हुई है। सभी दल एक दूसरे से मुलाकात करके अपना चुनिंदा उम्मीदवार बनाने के प्रयास कर रहे हैं। लेकिन आजादी के बाद से सिर्फ एक बार ही ऎसा हुआ है कि कोई व्यक्ति इस सर्वोच्च पद पर निर्विरोध चुना गया। वह थे डा. नीलम संजीव रेड्डी।

1977 के राष्ट्रपति चुनाव में रेड्डी को निर्विरोध चुन लिया गया था। ऎसा नहीं है कि उनके खिलाफ कोई चुनाव में नहीं उतरा था। राष्ट्रपति पद के इस सातवें चुनाव में कुल 37 उम्मीदवारों ने नामांकन पत्र भरे थे। जिनमे से 36 के पर्चे खारिज हो गए और रेड्डी निर्विरोध चुन लिए गए।

चौथे राष्ट्रपति चुनाव में सबसे अधिक उम्मीदवार
राष्ट्रपति के चुनाव में उम्मीदवारों की संख्या को देखा जाए तो सबसे अधिक 15 उम्मीदवार चौथे राष्ट्रपति चुनाव में खड़े हुए थे। इस चुनाव में कांग्रेस उम्मीदवार डा. जाकिर हुसैन विजयी हुए थे। यह पहला चुनाव था जिसमें विपक्ष ने एकजुट होकर न्यायमूर्ति कोटा सुब्बाराब को संयुक्त प्रत्याशी बनाया था। इस चुनाव में जीत का अंतर अन्य चुनावों की तुलना में सबसे कम था और सर्वाधिक आठ उम्मीदवारों का खाता भी नहीं खुला था1 डा. जाकिर हुसैन अल्पसंख्यक समुदाय से पहले राष्ट्रपति थे। इसी चुनाव में पहली बार कोई महिला राष्ट्रपति चुनाव में उतरी। वह थी मनोहरा होल्कर।

10 Fascinating Facts About Castles

Castles aren’t the popular form of residence they once were. Mostly because advancements in civilization have rendered them obsolete. But there was a time when castles were a practical real estate choice, as both a sign and means to protect wealth. Now these sort of accommodations are much more discreet, yet there are plenty of ways to let the world know you’re successful than to build a pile of stone that is visible from far distances (Donald Trump notwithstanding). Let’s go back in time to when castles were in and technology was out. Here are ten interesting castle facts.
Fact: No Toilets (at least not as we know them).
This is perhaps one of the most uncomfortable features of the castle, as if the castle weren’t uncomfortable enough; there were no toilets, but rather little constructions called “garderobes,” a hole through which users would aim their waste products, which would ultimate go through shoots which wound up in the surrounding moats. Adding to the wretchedness, these “bathrooms” were often cold and breezy, hardly conducive to progress. Another gross detail: the “garderobe” was called such as residents would keep their clothing inside, as the odor would repel insects (and any human with a sense of smell, most likely).

Glorious Macro Photography of Nature By Magdalena Wasiczek

Colour Striped Icebergs

Icebergs are formed when large blocks of ice breaks off from glaciers ice shelf and is floating in open water. Because glaciers are built up from snow falling on the Antarctic continent over millennia, this ice consists of pure fresh water. This floating chunk of freshwater ice then interacts with seawater beneath them it.
As seawater is drawn deep under the ice shelves by the oceanic currents, it becomes supercooled and freezes to the base of the ice shelf. Because this ice is formed from seawater that contains organic matter and minerals it causes variety of colour and texture to the iceberg. As the bergs become fragmented and sculpted by the wind and waves, the different coloured layers can develop striking patterns.
Striped icebergs in a variety of colours, including brown, black, yellow, and blue has been spotted in freezing waters around Antarctica. These following images were photographed by Norwegian sailor Oyvind Tangen, on board a research ship around 1,700miles south of Cape Town and 660miles north of the Antarctic in 2008. Photo credit.

Skellig Michael and the Ancient Monastery in the Middle of the Ocean

Skellig Michael, which means Michael's rock in Irish language, also known as Great Skellig, is a steep rocky island in the Atlantic Ocean 12 km off the coast of south-west Ireland. Perched high at the summit of a 230-metre-high rock is an ancient monastery probably founded during the 7th century. For 600 years the island was a centre of monastic life for Irish Christian monks. The monks lived in stone 'beehive' huts perched above nearly vertical cliff walls totally cut-off from the rest of the world by vast expanse of water, except for the occasional Viking invaders who raided the monastery from time to time.
Skellig Michael is an outstanding example of an early religious settlement deliberately sited on a pyramidal rock in the ocean, preserved because of a remarkable environment. The very spartan conditions inside the monastery illustrate the ascetic lifestyle practiced by early Irish Christians. Because of the extreme remoteness of Skellig Michael, the island has until recently discouraged visitors. This kept the site exceptionally well preserved.

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Some of the World’s Smallest Animals

This is the list of some of the smallest animals on the planet. Even the most ferocious animals look cute when they are tiny. They look adorable even when they are all grown up. Take a look at these cute mini-animals.
Some of the Worlds Smallest Animals
Ducky(short-coat Chihuahua)- 1.4 pounds, 4.9 inces tall

Bunny's Ideas For Suicide

Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death. Over one million people die by suicide every year. There are different reasons for suicide and there are different ways in which suicide occurs. Here are some funny methods to get oneself killed which is demonstrated by a bunny. This drawing is just for fun anyway, all I could say is - "DO NOT TRY THIS"


Birds' Nests In Unusual Places (12 Photos)
A mother thrush laid five eggs in the engine of a hired minibus at Claro Barracks, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire. The Army had been renting the vehicle for 30 pounds a day and have to wait for the birds to fly the nest before they can return it; it has cost them about £1,000 so far.

Three Gorges Dam on Yangtze River [China]

Urs-2012-Sultan-E-Hind Khwaja Gharib Nawaz


Nizam Gate

Buland Darwaza

Nizam Gate
Mir Osman Ali Khan, The Nizam of Hyderabad Deccan,erected the main gate of the Dargah Sharif in 1911 A.D.

Beautiful flowers

Beautiful flowers? Look a little closer and you'll see these stunning bouquets are actually drops of paint 

At first glance, these incredible images look like still-life portraits of flowers.
But far from being drawn in the traditional way, they are created by photographing fast-moving droplets of paint as they fall through the air.
Artist Jack Long, 53, spends months painstakingly planning and testing each work before capturing them with a high-speed camera.
Blooming marvellous! This stunning floral picture was created by photographing a droplet of paint falling through the air after months of painstaking planning and testingBlooming marvellous! This stunning floral picture was created by photographing a droplet of paint falling through the air after months of painstaking planning and testing

Moon Bridge In Taipei

Stunning and serene: Incredible images of the Moon Bridge in Taipei capture this magical, misty landscape

Morning mist hangs in the calm, still air adding to the dream-like magic of this tranquil setting in Taiwan. 
The crystal clear water allows for a perfect reflection of an upside down world, almost playing tricks on the mind.
With scenery like this, it is no wonder that Taiwan was formerly known as the Beautiful Island - Ilha Formosa - to the West. 
These remarkable, soft blue, monochrome pictures of The Moon Bridge, in DaHu (Big Lake) Park in Taipei, northern Taiwan, were taken by an arguably talented photographer, known simply as bbe022001 on Flickr. 
The park itself in fact sits close to the industrial centre of Taiwan. The northern Neihu district of Taipei is famous for its IT industry and large shopping complexes. 
But its parks and impressive mountains, dotted with temples and holy shrines, are unforgettably breathtaking.
Taiwan has more than 200 mountains that soar above 3,000 meters in height, and the unique geology and topography have created countless alluring landscapes and coastal scenes.
Stunning: The sun cuts through the mist at DaHu park, Taipei, creating a photograph that looks more like a perfect paintingthe mist at DaHu park, Teipei, creating a photograph that looks more like a perfect paintingStunning: The sun cuts through the mist at DaHu park, Taipei, creating a photograph that looks more like a perfect painting

Sankore Masjid - Timbuktu

Skirt Length Guidelines

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5 famous giants

Gigantism has been viewed differently throughout recorded history, but starting around the 1800s those afflicted started earning something of a celebrity status. What follows are five famous cases.
Trijntje Keever (1616 – 1633)
Given the charming nickname of De Groote Meid (“The Big Girl” in English), Keever is believed to be the tallest female in recorded history. Her last measuring put her at 8 feet and 4 inches. However, at age nine she was already 6 feet and 7 inches, making her taller than most adults in Europe. Think about that for a second: she wasn’t even a teenager and she could dunk over most of the NBA.
When she was younger her parents decided to cash in on God’s interesting design by taking her to carnivals wherepeople had to pay for the simple privilege of looking at her. While that may seem like a scam by today’s sideshow standards (couldn’t they have made her dance at least?), the gimmick seemed to work: at one point the royal family of Bohemia paid her a visit because they simply couldn’t believe what they were hearing.
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They were not disappointed.
Unfortunately, Keevermania stopped running wild at age seventeen when she died of cancer. Her original shoes (which are still on display) measure at fourteen inches long. Based on an anonymous painting of Keever (above), it’s been suggested that she may have suffered from acromegaly.

बाबा जय गुरुदेव

बाबा जय गुरुदेव का परिचय: 

बचपन का नाम तुलसीदास। जन्म (तारीख का पक्‍का ज्ञान नहीं) इटावा जिले के भरथना स्थित गांव खितौरा नील कोठी प्रांगण में। जय गुरुदेव नामयोग साधना मंदिर के प्रकाशन में इस साल उनकी उम्र 116 साल बताई गई। वह हिंदी, उर्दू और अंग्रेजी में पारंगत थे। उन्होंने कोलकाता में पांच फरवरी 1973 को सत्संग सुनने आए अनुयायियों के सामने कहा था कि सबसे पहले मैं अपना परिचय दे दूं- मैं इस किराये के मकान में पांच तत्व से बना साढ़े तीन हाथ का आदमी हूं। इसके बाद उन्होंने कहा था- मैं सनातन धर्मी हूं, कट्टर हिंदू हूं, न बीड़ी पीता हूं न गांजा, भांग, शराब और न ताड़ी। आप सबका सेवादार हूं। मेरा उद्देश्य है सारे देश में घूम-घूम कर जय गुरुदेव नाम का प्रचार करना। मैं कोई फकीर और महात्मा नहीं हूं। मैं न तो कोई औलिया हूं न कोई पैगंबर और न अवतारी। 
सात साल की उम्र में ही तुलसीदास के मां-बाप का निधन हो गया था। तभी से वह मंदिर-मस्जिद और चर्च जाने लगे। कुछ समय बाद घूमते-घूमते अलीगढ़ के चिरौली गांव पहुंचे। वहां घूरेलाल शर्मा को उन्‍होंने अपना गुरू बना लिया। 

Queen Victoria's Last Love..

Royal loyal ... Abdul and Queen Victoria in the 1880s
Royal loyal ... Abdul and Queen Victoria in the 1880s

BRITAIN is set to go Diamond Jubilee crazy as the Queen marks 60 years on the throne.

London from 1887 to Present Day

It’s amazing what a difference 115 years can make. See how much  (and sometimes how little)  London has changed.
 London from 1897 to Present Day

Penitentes: Peculiar Spikey Snow Formation in the Andes

On very high-altitude glaciers, such as those in the Andes mountains, where the air is dry, snow can grow into spectacular narrow blades of ice up to several metres high. They are called Nieves Penitentes or simply Penitentes. They take the form of tall thin blades of hardened snow or ice closely spaced with the blades oriented towards the general direction of the sun. They usually formed in clusters and range from a few centimetres to 2 meters but penitentes as high as 5 meters has been recorded. These pinnacles of snow or ice grow over all glaciated and snow covered areas in the Dry Andes above 4,000 meters. Penitentes are a common sight in the regions between Argentina and Chile.
Penitentes were first described in the literature by Darwin in 1839. On March 22, 1835, he had to squeeze his way through snowfields covered in penitentes near the Piuquenes Pass, on the way from Santiago de Chile to the Argentinian city of Mendoza, and reported the local belief that they were formed by the strong winds of the Andes.
Snow penitents can be hell if you have to cross them. Photo credit

10 World’s Tallest Lighthouses

lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire, and used as an aid to navigation for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways. Here are the tallest ones.

10. Storozhenskiy Light 233 feet (71 m)

Storozhenskiy Light, also known as Storozhno Light, is an active lighthouse in Lake Ladoga, Russia. It is located on a headland on the eastern side of the lake, separating the Svirsky lip of the lake from the Volkhov Bay, at the village of Storozhno. At a height of 233 feet (71 m) it is the seventh tallest “traditional lighthouse” in the world, and the fourth talleststone lighthouse. It is a twin of the slightly shorter Osinovetsky Light.

Vintage Cigarette Ads

Go back just one generation and you're in an alternative universe where smoking was promoted as a suitable pass time for doctors, and a young Ronald Reagan claimed he would send cigarettes to his friends at Christmas.
However, a backlash was brewing even while these glamorous posters were in their heyday. In 1962 the Royal College of Physicians were recommending stricter laws on the sale and advertising of tobacco and TV adverts were banned by 1965.

In 1971 the first health warnings appeared on cigarette packets and by 1986 you could no longer show a person smoking on a tobacco advert. A general advertising ban came into force in 2003.

Husband and Wife

This is the best and most civil way to have a fight between husband and wife instead of resorting to physical force...
Poems written by WIFE andHUSBAND.

The alphabet of friendship


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