If there’s an intractable urban problem, whether involving housing thousands of people or preparing for an attention-grabbing event, there is always a one-step solution: Make it float!
This is Qatar’s plan, at least, for the 2022 World Cup. Faced with mounting criticism of its preparations for the event, and worries that it will not be able to manage hosting the thousands of attendees, the Gulf state has decided to look into several floating hotels that together would be capable of handling upwards of 25,000 people. 08 more images after the break...
Designed by Sigge Architects in collaboration with Global Accommodation Management, the floating hotels would be linked to the mainland by boats and new transit lines. Ostensibly temporary, they would sit just offshore from Doha but would be equipped with their own utilities and power supply. Though this would undoubtedly be an expensive project, Qatar definitely has the resources to accomplish it. Just look at the plans for the Zaha Hadid-designed stadium—very spendy indeed.
While the designs may be luxurious, and their interiors draped in chic leathers and brocades, floating buildings are an inefficient solution to a temporary problem. When the event is over, will the hotels be towed to another location? Or will they sit offshore, slowly rusting like abandoned oil rigs?
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Horizontal Waterfalls in Australia
It is strange to hear this combination of words. However, it is a fact. In the Australian Talbot Bay are several unusual waterfalls that appear only at high tide, which makes the definition of waterfall controversial.
The maximum difference between the highest and the lowest point of the falls is only about five meters. In the same time, the width of the gorges through which rushes the water is in one case about 10 meters and in other about 20 meters. The two waterfalls are the connecting openings between the Talbot Bay and the Poulton Creek. The gorges are located on the McLarty Range on a distance of about 300 meters from each other.14 more images after the break...
Celebrities and Their Not-So-Famous Twins
Both Charlie Sheen's wife and Jenna Jameson had twin boys recently; they join the growing ranks of celebrity parents with multiples, including Julia Roberts and Brangelina. When these little twin bundles of joy grow up, will they be the next Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen? Or will one seek fame while the other chooses a quieter life? That's the path taken by a number of celebrities and their not-so-famous twins. In fact, we were surprised to find out how many stars have a twin sibling leading a very different life.
01. Scarlett and Hunter Johansson
Scarlett Johansson might have been e-mail buddies with then-Senator Barack Obama, but her twin brother Hunter helped get him into the Oval Office. In June 2008 ScarJo's twin left his job as a community organizer at Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer's office and became a campaign organizer for Obama in Denver. As everyone knows, Obama became President, while Hunter received an honor of his own: People magazine named him a "Hot Bachelor" in their "Single and Sexy Men of 2008" feature.
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02. Kiefer and Rachel Sutherland
Maybe it's because we think of him as the ultimate loner on the TV series "24," but we were shocked to find out that Kiefer Sutherland has a twin sister. Rachel is a post-production supervisor working in film and television in Toronto. But when her big brother, Kiefer, (he's seven minutes older) made his feature film directorial debut in 1997, Rachel was there for him. She acted as second assistant property master, grip, and costumer when Kiefer went behind the lens to shoot "Truth or Consequences, N.M."
03. Ashton and Michael Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher is a dashing (albeit goofy) leading man and the most famous cougar cub in history, but few people know that he has a fraternal twin. Michael Kutcher was born with cerebral palsy and had a life-saving heart transplant when he was 13-years-old. Always his twin's protector when the two were growing up, Ashton decided to move to Hollywood to pursue his acting career, while Michael stayed in Iowa and sells retirement plans.
04. Patricia and Gisele Bundchen
If Patricia Bundchen were the fraternal twin of anyone else on the planet, she would be the pretty sister. Unfortunately for Patricia, her twin is Gisele Bundchen: Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model, ex-girlfriend of Leonardo DiCaprio, the new Mrs. Tom Brady. So rather than live in her sister's perfectly curvaceous shadow, Patricia prefers to stay behind the camera, acting as Gisele's manager. She's good at it too: Gisele is the world's highest-paid supermodel, earning $35 million in 2008.
05. Giovanni and Marissa Ribisi
When future actors Giovanni and Marissa Ribisi were born, they were delivered by Bibbe Hansen. Giovanni grew up to play Phoebe's brother, Frank, Jr., on "Friends" and Scarlett Johansson's photographer-husband in "Lost in Translation." Marissa appeared in "Dazed and Confused," "The Brady Bunch Movie," and "Felicity" before launching her own clothing line, Whitley Kros. And Bibbe Hansen? She ended up becoming Marissa's mother-in-law, when Ribisi married Bibbe's son, Beck Hansen, who is better known as indie rock darling Beck.
06. Jon and Daniel Heder
When identical twins Jon and Daniel Heder were kids, they would shoot home movies about books like "White Fang" rather than turn in traditional written book reports. Not surprisingly, they both decided to go into the film business when they grew up. After Jon became famous for his role in the 2004 film "Napoleon Dynamite," he and Daniel became partners in their own production company, "Greasy Entertainment." And while Jon was off shooting "Just Like Heaven" and "The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang," Dan worked as an animator on the movie "Monster House."
07. Isabella and Isotta Ingrid Rossellini
The daughters of silver screen icon Ingrid Bergman and legendary Italian director Robert Rossellini, fraternal twins Isabella and Isotta Ingrid Bergman took very different paths. Isabella used her flawless beauty to launch a modeling career, act in such films as "Blue Velvet" and "Fearless," and land famous lovers, like Martin Scorsese (her husband from 1979 to 1982), David Lynch, and Gary Oldman. Ingrid, on the other hand, chose to stay out of the spotlight. After earning a PhD in Italian Literature at Columbia University, Ingrid became a professor and has taught at Harvard and Princeton. And, proving that twins don't always think alike, the sisters had a very public rift in 2006 when Isabella screened her short film "My Dad Is 100 Years Old" prior to a retrospective of his work at the Tribeca Film Festival. Ingrid felt the short made a joke of her father's illustrious career and was hurt that Isabella would link it directly to his film during the festival.
08. Jill and Jacqueline Hennessy
In the States, Jill Hennessy is famous for her role on the crime drama "Law and Order." But head North and you'll find that her identical twin sister, Jacqueline, is a Canadian TV star who hosts the current affairs show "Medical Intelligence." While Jacqueline is a journalist by trade, she has dabbled in acting. Back in 1988 Jacq and Jill played twin call girls in the movie "Dead Ringers," and when Jill was double-booked during a "Law and Order"/"Homicide: Life on the Streets" crossover extravaganza, Jacqueline played her sister's role in a few courtroom scenes.
09. Alanis and Wade Morissette
Isn't it ironic that Alanis Morissette has a twin? No, not really, but neither were any of the things that Morissette talked about in her 1996 hit song "Ironic." But we digress. Wade played piano and guitar growing up, but it wasn't until he combined his passion for yoga with his love of music that he found his true calling. As a spokesman for lululemon athletica apparel, Wade joined the Yoga Pilgrimage in 2005 and toured to promote his debut album, "Sargam Scales of Music." He's been rocking the yoga circuit ever since. Maybe if Wade had taught Alanis how to align her chakras, "Jagged Little Pill" might have been a kinder, gentler album.
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The World’s Most Amazing McDonald’s Restaurants
Times Square, New York, USA
It is not a secret that the McDonald’s fast food chain is the largest in the history of food service, and its burgers have the same taste everywhere. However, each restaurants of the chain has a unique design in most cases. Very often, designers should come up with some original solution for a new restaurant. Sometimes it is due to the public opinion and other times this is a requirement of the authorities. Well, there are many variations of restaurants; we offer you a selection of the most extraordinary restaurants in the world. 28 more after the break...
Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan, Italy
New Hyde Park, New York, USA
Taupo, New Zealand
The world’s biggest McDonald’s, Olympic Park, London, UK
Piac utca, Debrecen, Hungary
Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Patershol, Ghent, Belgium
Independence, Ohio, USA
Orlando, Florida, USA
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA
Ulsan, South Korea
Freeport, Maine, USA
Vinita, Oklahoma, USA
Chinatown in New York City, USA
Darling Harbour, Australia
Floating Wooden Exbury Egg House
The association of SPUD Group, PAD Studio and Stephen Turner developed the project of a floating wooden house Exbury Egg. The tiny home offers the space designed to be a temporary laboratory. There is only the minimum necessary: a shower, a stove, a seat, small storage systems and a hammock bed. The Exbury Egg uses only the sun as a source of energy. The nice wooden color creates an atmosphere of relaxation and harmony with nature. The form of the house attracts attention, and, at the same time, it is perfectly adapted to the natural landscape of the riverbanks. 07 more images after the break...
Superbus Wubbo Ockels
The first Superbus prototype, designed by former astronaut Wubbo Ockels and his team, is loaded into a KLM cargo plane at Schiphol airport, Amsterdam. The Superbus prototype will be presented in Dubai at the International Association of Public Transport exhibition. The electric Superbus is said to reach a speed of up to 250 kilometres per hour with up to 23 people on board. 10 more images after the break...
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Oil Paintings By Paul David Bond
Paul Bond's art lives in the spaces between dreaming and reality. Drawing from the Latin American genre of Magic Realism where symbolic, surreal and fantastic elements blend with realistic atmospheres, they remove the veil on a world where everything is possible. 07 more images after the break...
10 Jobs That Pay Well Without College Degree
Were you told you need to go to a 4 years university in order to land a high paying career?
While there are lots of good reasons to go to college, you don’t need a bachelor’s degree to have access to jobs that pay well. In fact, rising tuitions costs has meant that college isn’t an option for a lot of people unless they have generous parents, are willing to take on massive student loans, or have a coveted scholarship.
If you’re looking for a high paying job that doesn’t require a college degree, check out these 10 potential career options:
01. Alaskan Crab Fisherman
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Average salary:$27,000 for approx. 2 months of work.
Top 10% salary: $100,000+
Job description — As far as high paying jobs without college go, Alaskan crab fishing has to be near the top of the list. Once at the top of the list of most dangerous jobs, Alaskan crab fishing has gotten significantly safer in recent years, and more profitable as well. Thanks to new government regulations and quotas, this profession that saw an average of 7.3 fatalities per year in the 1990s experienced only 1 death in the past 6 years.
Alaskan Crab fisherman only work for around 4-8 weeks of the year during the king and snow crab seasons, but this can involve long shifts of 21 hours on average. It can also involve grueling, arduous physical work that includes:
Setting and retrieving crab pots
Sorting the catch and returning small catch into the ocean
Removing dead crabs from the tank
Cleaning and maintaining the deck of the ship
Experience and training: No formal experience required, though crab fisherman usually need to work a few seasons as a deckhand before becoming a fisherman who shares in the crew’s profits.
Additional qualifications: Alaskan crab fisherman need to be extremely physically fit to manipulate the heavy crab pots and perform physical labor for long shifts, often up to 21 hours. Mental toughness is also a must. 09 more after the break...
02. Air Traffic Controller
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Average salary: $108,040
Top 10% salary: $165,660+
Job description — Air traffic controllers direct the movement of air traffic and help planes land and take off safely. They’re responsible for coordinating flight schedules, issuing take-off and landing instructions to pilots, authorizing flight path changes, offering weather updates, and co-ordinating with airport staff in cases of emergency. While the pay is significant, it can be a demanding, stressful position that requires strong mental acuity.
Experience and training: Air traffic controllers must complete an air traffic management degree from an FAA certified school, past the pre-employment test, and complete an FAA training course. Prospective air traffic controllers also need to be under 31 years old, unless they’ve had previous experience in the military.
Job prospects (New positions expected in 2010-2020): -800
03. Elevator Installers and Repairers
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Average salary: $70,910
Top 10% salary: $101,390+
Job description — Elevator installers and repairers install, repair and maintain elevators, escalators, moving walkways, and even chairlifts. Installers generally follow standard procedures to install elevator and escalators, while repairers focus more on troubleshooting and preventative maintenance such as greasing and oiling parts, replacing old and worn parts, and running diagnostics on computerized systems.
Experience and training: Elevator installers and repairers need a high school diploma or a GED. The majority of their training is through a 4 year apprenticeship program, where apprentices must perform at least 2,000 hours of on-the-job training as well as 144 hours of technical instruction. In order to qualify for an apprenticeship, potential apprentices usually need to pass basic aptitude tests in math, reading, and mechanical skills.
Job prospects (New positions expected in 2010-2020): 2,300
04. Power Plant Operators Distributors and Dispatchers
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Average salary: $65,360
Top 10% salary: $88,330+
Job description — Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers work in power plant facilities to ensure that they’re generating electricity and distributing it to the grid. Some of their duties include:
- Starting or stopping generators, turbines, and other equipment
- Controlling power-generating euipmqnet
- Monitor power flow by reading gauges and charts
- Regulating power flow
- Checking equipment and indicators and looking for signs of operating problems
- Experience and training: Power plant operators, dispatchers, and distributors need at least a High school diploma or GED. They also need to undergo long-term, rigorous on-the-job training and technical instruction. The training process can take several years before the worker is fully qualified. Once qualified, operators still need to take regular training courses to keep up to date on technical systems and procedures. They also need to pass the appropriate licensing exam, which depends on the type of power reactor they’re working on.
Job prospects (New positions expected in 2010-2020):-1,100
05. Locomotive Engineer
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Average salary: $52,940
Top 10% salary: $79,340
Job description — Locomotive engineers drive trains. These might be electric, diesel-electric, gas-trubine-electric, or steam locomotives. They interpret train orders from headquarters, follow railroad regulations, and ensure that their train runs smoothly, safely, and on-time.
Experience and training: High school diploma or GED is required, though this depends on the rail company. Locomotive engineers generally need to start by working as a train conductor for a number of years. Locomotive engineers usually receive around 2-3 months of on-the-job training before they’re permitted to operate a train on their own. Railroad companies also provided additional training that allows engineers to keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date. Depending on the type of train, locomotive engineers may also need to apply for additional licensing. All locomotive engineers must be certified by the Federal Railroad Administration (FAA).
Job prospects (New positions expected in 2010-2020): 500
06. Real Estate Broker
Real estate broker (Photo Credit — Jerad Hill Photographer)
Average salary: $54,910
Top 10% salary: $95,220+
Job description — Real estate brokers help clients sell, buy, and rent real estate. They manage every aspect of the sale, including marketing, determining market prices, advising clients on mortgages, prices, market conditions, handling negotiations, filing the right paperwork, and much more. In addition, they’re also licensed to manage their own brokerage firms, allowing them to hire sales agents to work for them.
Experience and training: Real estate brokers need a high school diploma or GED. They must also pass the licensing course/exam in their jurisdiction. To obtain the brokers license, most jurisdictions also require that potential brokers work for at least 1-3 years as real estate sales agents before applying for licensing.
Job prospects (New positions expected in 2010-2020): 52,500
07. Home Aides Supervisor
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Average salary: $63,400
Job description — Home aide supervisors manage home health aides and ensure that they’re delivering a high level of care for their patients. They’re also responsible for hiring and training new health aides and managing patient care.
Experience and training: No high school diploma necessary. Home aide supervisors usually start off working as home health aides themselves.
Additional qualifications: Home aide supervisors need to be good with people, compassionate, patient, and cheerful.
08. Casino Gaming Manager
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Average salary: $67,400
Job description — Casino gaming managers are responsible for co-ordinating the action on the gaming floor. This can include managing security operations, managing dealers, setting policies, resolving customer complaints, and ensuring that operations are running smoothly and profitably.
Experience and training: There are no formal education requirements, but some employers might want casino managers to have at least a 2 year associates degree. Specific requirements will depend on each casino operator and local state rules. All casino workers need to be licensed from a state regulatory board. Most managers start working as entry-level casino gaming workers, and need to be familiar with the ins-and-outs of casino operations before being promoted.
Additional qualifications: Communication skills are paramount. Casino managers need to have an outgoing personality and must have the patience to remain calm even when dealing with irate or demanding customers.
09. Ship Captain
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Average salary: $64,180
Top 10% salary: $99,690+
Job description — Ship captains command water vessels. This can range from small fishing boats, to tugboats or ferry boats, to private yachts, and even large cruise ships or military vessels. Ship captains must navigate their ship and manage crew members to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the ship.
Experience and training: Ship captains almost always start off as deck hands or officers before being promoted to captain. Deck hands often have at least a bachelor’s degree in marine transportation, where they learn about seamanship, navigation, and maritime business. Ship captains also undergo an apprenticeship under another ship captain, and must also obtain Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) and Transportation Worker Identification Certification (TWIC) from the United States Coast Guard.
Job prospects (New positions expected in 2010-2020): 16,700
10. In-Flight Service Manager
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Average salary: $72,200
Job description — The in-flight service manager is the flight attendant in charge of the cabin. They’re responsible for managing flight attendants and ensuring that customers receive a comfortable experience while in the air. They’re also responsible for ensuring that the cabin is safe for take off and landing.
Experience and training: High school diploma or GED is required. On the job training is provided by the airline. In-flight service managers are promoted from flight attendant.
Job prospects (New positions expected in 2010-2020): -200
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The Castle of Krak des Chevaliers in Syria
Krak des Chevaliers, also Crac des Chevaliers, is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world. The site was first inhabited in the 11th century by a settlement of Kurds; as a result it was known as Hisn al Akrad, meaning the "Castle of the Kurds". In 1142 it was given by Raymond II, Count of Tripoli, to the Knights Hospitaller. It remained in their possession until it fell in 1271. It became known as Crac de l'Ospital; the name Krak des Chevaliers was coined in the 19th century.
The Hospitallers began rebuilding the castle in the 1140s and were finished by 1170 when an earthquake damaged the castle. The order controlled a number of castles along the border of the County of Tripoli, a state founded after the First Crusade. Krak des Chevaliers was amongst the most important and acted as a centre of administration as well as a military base. After a second phase of building was undertaken in the 13th century, Krak des Chevaliers became a concentric castle. This phase created the outer wall and gave the castle its current appearance. The first half of the century has been described as Krak des Chevaliers' "golden age". At its peak, Krak des Chevaliers housed a garrison of around 2,000. Such a large garrison allowed the Hospitallers to extract tribute from a wide area. From the 1250s the fortunes of the Knights Hospitaller took a turn for the worse and in 1271 Krak des Chevaliers was captured by the Mamluk Sultan Baibars after a siege lasting 36 days, and then purportedly only by way of a forged letter purportedly from the Hospitallers' Grand Master that caused the Knights to surrender. 29 more images after the break...
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20 Breathtaking Images of Deserts from Space
Sugar — Located in North Africa
20 Breathtaking Images of Deserts from Space, 19 more after the break...
Dasht-i-Kavir desert in Iran
The desert Rub al-Khali (the Middle East), which covers 583,000 square kilometers.
The Namib Desert
Oases in the United Arab Emirates
Rocks, located in the Sahara
Lut Dasht-E - sand and saline desert. Located in the central part of the Iranian plateau in the east of Iran.
Desert in Egypt
Dust storm in a desert (Chad)
Unianga lake in the Sahara Desert (Chad)
The white lines of the Gobi Desert
River in the Taklamakan Desert
Rub al-Khali desert - a vast sandy desert in the Middle East, occupying the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula.
Meteor Crater Aorounga. Located in the state of Chad
Uluru in Australia
The Namib Desert (Africa)
Structure Richat (Guell-Aire Richat) - a geological formation located in the Mauritanian Sahara desert.
Brandberg Mountains, located on the edge of the Namib Desert
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The Wild Wadi Water Park — Dubai
The Wild Wadi Water Park is an outdoor water park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Situated in the area of Jumeirah, next to the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the water park is operated by Jumeirah International, a Dubai-based hotelier. Wild Wadi has a heated/cooled wave pool, multiple water slides and two artificial surfing machines. In addition, the park had the largest water slide outside of North America, but recently it was removed to make space for two other rides . Another feature of the park is an 18 m (59 ft) waterfall that goes off every ten minutes. The water park also has two gift shops, three restaurants and two snack stands. It was featured in The Amazing Race 5 and The Amazing Race Asia 1, in which teams had to slide down a 21 m (69 ft) drop. It was later featured in The Amazing Race Australia 2, but instead, the teams had to ride the Surf Machine and use boogie boards to surf their way to the end where they will get their next clue. 23 more images after the break...
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8 Most Dangerous Insects
In the ongoing holiday season every tourist advise to read and meetings with which insects are avoid in the overseas countries.
Dwelling in the Asian hornet has the largest size among the beings of this kind - as much as 7 inches. But as impressive as the size of the insect, as the size of his huge sting that can dig into the victim's body many times, rewarding him with the strongest portions of poison that causes severe swelling and pain. These monsters are inhabit in the KITAEV and of India , meet a they can be also in the seaside Krai. Each year, between bites of these insects die a hundred people. Special causes damage hornet bee apiaries, which he ruins to eat larvae. 07 more after the break...
This animal lives in every corner of the planet earth and it can occur anywhere. This is a particularly nasty beast loves sunny slopes of hills with small bushes, where he waits for his victims. In the event that runs past the bush person or animal, the tick clings to your legs, choose a place softer, pierces the skin and begins to drink blood. But it is not so dangerous tick as illness, which he carries. Tick-borne encephalitis can result in death or serious damage to the central nervous system, which may result in paralysis.
In the United States was imported fire ant from South America. Habitat conditions were much more favorable than at home, and they began to multiply in large numbers every year bringing in billions of dollars in damage. These are called fire ants away without reason - their bites are incredibly painful, there are spots like burns. Be aware that if on your way there with a fire ant hill dwellers, keep it away: they eat everything that comes their way.
Karakurt - one more inhabitant of the of North of America. Also called steppe spider. He has a very beautiful and attractive color of the world's most dangerous poison. Widow Venom is much more dangerous than a rattlesnake venom and its bite is almost one hundred percent death. Hazards include only large females, males simply can not bite through human skin.
Lon dubbed the most dangerous creature on the planet Earth. It is surprising that it is much inferior to the toxins of power snake venom, but cause numerous internal bleeding and can cause bleeding in the brain, causing irreversible consequences. This caterpillar is also called "lazy clown" for its unusual motley attire and excessive tardiness. This animal lives in South America, and should be wary of traveling through Argentina, Uruguay , Paraguay and Brazil. Very often, this slow killer gets to the residential areas and orchards. Intrigue caterpillars that hide behind moss and bark of trees, which makes it invisible and extremely dangerous. Covering her body spikes can easily pierce the skin and reward portion of deadly poison. Fortunately there is an effective antidote, in which case, it may save your life.
One of the largest species of tropical ants that can cause serious damage to the offenders. The damage they cause to their powerful sting and powerful jaws that can easily cut the flesh of mammals. They live in colonies of several hundred individuals, have a body length of about two and a half centimeters. This ant stings are the most painful of all insect bites. Bullet named him for the reason that before the attack, he makes a pretty strong squeal like the sound of a flying bullet.
Africanized Honey Bee
This kind of bees was placed geneticist Warwick Kerr, who, at the request of beekeepers brought from Africa honeybees. They are different off-scale aggression and bite any creature that approaches their hive at a distance closer than five meters, and pursue prey several kilometers. Every year, from the bites of these monsters are killed thousands of people and killed domestic animals number in the thousands. Areol habitat of bees all the time, and spreads it slowly seizes North America.
Nomadic ant Eciton Burchelli
This is a huge ants that live in the mainstream of the Amazon. Their feature is the constant movement: in colonies consisting of several thousand ants, there is no permanent place of residence, and it is on the move, looking for their own food. Ants have this kind of no sting, no poison, moreover, they are blind. But if these monsters will attack you, you will not find it: they gnaw the flesh, and can kill even large animals. These ants do not pay attention to attack anyone, and they are not afraid of meeting even the most large mammals.
Maria Menounos Outdoor Photoshoot
Maria Menounosis an American actress, journalist, and television presenter known in America for her appearances as a correspondent for Today, Access Hollywood, Extra, and abroad for co-hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, Greece. 09 more images after the break...
The Monarch Butterfly Dress by Luly Yang
The Monarch Butterfly dress, created by Seattle, WA based couture designer Lily Wang, is part of her Metamorphosis collection. The structure of the dress is designed to make the wearer appear as if they are a butterfly floating over a blossom. It’s absolutely stunning and incredible. Getting that butterfly feeling in my tummy – you know, the one you get when you are in love?!! Pun intended.
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Top 5 Places for a First Date
The first appointment should take place in a comfortable atmosphere, as in the initial stage of a relationship is very important to get to know each other better. In order not to spoil the meeting, you must assign it to a good place. Where to arrange a first date? Top 05 Places for a First Date after the break...
1. Park — A wonderful place where you can leisurely stroll along shady paths, ride a bike or walking commercials. Cotton candy, ice cream, rides and cozy cafes will make a date easily.
2. Movies — Bring together the various joint experiences, and in a dark room you can take the girl by the hand or by accident allegedly put his arm on a nearby. You should not try to persuade people to go to the movies, if you do not want that. Date should bring joy to both and to be interesting.
3. Quay — The breeze blowing from the water and flowing hair, funny duck, which you can feed bread and sunflower seeds, couples walking around the handle - what could be more romantic? You will be understood as a whole.
4. Concert — Summer - time for fun street, so you can combine a first date with a live performance of what - something good group. You only have to take into account the musical preferences of the person that was a pleasant surprise, and not vice versa.
05. Cafe — This option is great for rainy days. You can talk quietly in a cozy atmosphere with a cup of coffee and get to know each other better. Better to choose neshaminy institution with a small amount of visitors. Live music is welcome.
Digital Art — Cynthia Decker
Cynthia Decker is an artist living in the beautiful North Carolina mountains who created the realistic artwork rendered in 3D effect, using the artistic techniques of pixels instead of painting. 17 more images after the break...
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Top 5 world's most famous aquariums
June 8 is World Oceans Day. We suggest you visit the most impressive aquariums around the world where you can meet amazing, breathtaking underwater world of the ocean and its inhabitants, without sinking into the deep ocean.
01. The largest aquarium in the world The Georgia Aquarium is located in Atlanta, USA. This object is the main attraction of the capital of the American South. The volume of water of this amazing aquarium is about 31 thousand cubic meters, and lives in it for more than 120,000 live exhibits belonging to five hundred species. The largest animals aquarium beluga whale is, as well as several species of dolphins, whale sharks, skates and rays.
Seaquarium offers five themed exhibitions, during a visit where you are immersed in the different ecosystems of the ocean. In 2012, the aquarium opened a thematic exhibition of frogs. The most impressive is the exhibition that recreates the life of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, where the aquarium is home to over one hundred thousand living beings. Visitors examine their lives from a transparent tunnel at the bottom of the aquarium, the length of which more than thirty meters.
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02. Sydney Aquarium. opened after a major renovation, which spent about $ 10 million in 2012. Now the aquarium is one of the main attractions of Australia. Exposure aquarium includes about seven hundred species of animals. Especially convenient to observe the aquarium visitors to this the life of sharks that live in the aquarium "Open Ocean".
Sharks swim so close to the visitors who are at the bottom of the Sydney aquarium in a glass tunnel that captures the spirit of fear and delight. Some of the sharks weigh three hundred pounds and reach a length of three meters. Seaquarium has interesting displays such as the "Abode of fur seals," "The Great Barrier Reef," "South Pacific."
03. Dubai Aquarium & Discovery Center - a huge shopping and entertainment center in Dubai, which opened in 2008. Part of this center is a large aquarium with a capacity of about 33 thousand fish species and marine animals more than eighty-five species. Live here, and several species of sharks, including sand and a giant shark. This aquarium is known for its viewing window is listed in the "Guinness Book of Records" as the largest acrylic viewing window in the world. Its area is about 273 square meters, and it holds back thousands of tons of water. And the aquarium is the largest indoor aquarium in the world.
Adventurers offered an unusual attraction - a dive with sharks. Certified divers can dive without preparation, and all the others are a short course of study. Over the oceanarium is "Discovery Center" where you can learn more about the life of marine animals, their biology and behavior. Not far from the aquarium is a fish restaurant. In addition to the aquarium, located in the heart of more than 1,200 stores, cultural and entertainment facilities.
04. OceanÃ¡rio de Lisboa is located in Lisbon, Portugal . Located in the Park of Nations. This is the largest aquarium in Europe, as it is created by American designers. Oceanarium consists of five giant glass aquariums, each of which simulates the habitat of the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, the Arctic (or Southern) Oceans. Because of this, visitors can learn about the life of the world's oceans, see the brightest inhabitants of oceanic waters. Sharks, rays, barracuda, tuna, moray eels and other feel at home here.
In total, the aquarium inhabited by 16,000 individual animals over four hundred and fifty species. Lisbon Oceanarium is proud to have on display a fish-moon, which can not boast of other aquariums, as well as rare spider crab and sea otters.
05. The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (Tyuraumi) is located in Japan, in Okinawa. Before the construction of the aquarium in Atlanta Tyuraumi was the world's largest such facility. Seaquarium has four floors and is designed to be able to fully display the life of the Japanese islands.
Initially, visitors get acquainted with shallow waters and coral reefs, and then dive deeper into the ocean, going down deep into the aquarium until they are at the very back of the inhabitants of the mysterious depths of the ocean. Near the main aquarium are a few objects with marine life. This dolphin theater, an aquarium with manatees, as well as a separate turtle aquarium with five well-known large species of sea turtles.
Aquariums are not only the amenities, but real science labs that allow for a lot of work on the study and conservation of oceanic species.
The Kissing Dinosaurs of Erenhot in China
In the far north of China on the Sino-Mongolian border, near the town of Erenhot (also known as Erlian), you will find the statues of two towering Brontosauruses. The two dinosaurs are located on either side of the main highway, their long necks stretching to the other, until the two dinosaur's mouth meet as if to share a kiss. Each dinosaur statue is 34 meters wide and 19 meters high. The span of the two together reaches 80 meters. The ground near the kissing couple is littered with many dozen smaller statues of dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes.
Erenhot is located in the Gobi Desert, in the Xilin Gol league of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The city was established as the only train trade route between Inner and Outer Mongolia back in the 1950's, but the area has been gaining international attention since the 1920's with the discovery of dinosaur fossils in the Erlian Basin. 14 more images after the break...
Called the "Dinosaur City", Erenhot was once the home of dinosaurs. In the Cretaceous Period 70 million years ago, Erenhot was a paradise of lakes, marshes, and thick forests. More than 20 kinds of dinosaurs flourished there but the most famous is Gigantoraptor erlianensis, an 8 meter-long birdlike predator that was discovered in 2005.
Many fossils have been discovered in the area, including the biggest and best-preserved dinosaur fossil in Asia. Besides the scenic boulevard, the city also has a dinosaur museum and a theme park called “Dinosaur Fairyland”. The arch of the kissing dinosaurs was built in 2007 to showcase the region's reputation as a fossil hot-spot.
The Best Ads Print in May 2013
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Here is a selection of the most interesting print ads from around the world, published over the past month. 31 more images after the break...
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Save the Beaches "In our beaches every day as Tienanmen Square." Advertising is done based on the famous photo "The Unknown Rebel" made during the riots in Tienanmen Square in June 1989.
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Guide dogs Guide dogs are vital for blind people.
Advertisement against child sexual abuse , "One day ... then twice, three times ..."
Advertise on healthy eating Do not let fast food to win. Lose himself.
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Lollipops Vicks Regain your voice.
Pepsodent Toothbrush He takes all the most impossible places.
Advertising agency NMilc Employees have mixed their heads to show how they are working together to brilliant ideas.
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The Shortest Man in the World — Chandra Bahadur Dangi
Chandra Bahadur Dangi (born on November 30, 1939) is the shortest man in the world, measuring 0.546 m (1 ft 9 in). Dangi is a primordial dwarf. He broke the record of Gul Mohammed (1957-1997), the shortest adult human whose height was 0.5715 m (1 ft 11 in). Chandra came to news highlights of local media when a wood contractor saw him in his village. All of his family members are of usual size.
He was awarded the title of Shortest adult human ever recorded after measuring his height three times in 24 hours. The chief editor of Guinness Book of World Records said that Chandra is the only person in Guinness' 57 years history to record the title of the shortest man at the age of 73. Dangi lives with his nephews in a remote village of Nepal which is some 400 km away from the country's capital. He wishes to travel all parts of his country and the world. He stated that with him being the shortest man of the world and belonging to Nepal, he wants to popularize his village and his country through the medium of this title.
In 2012, he met the world’s shortest woman, Jyoti Amge of Nagpur, India. The pair posed together for the 57th edition of the Guinness World Records 2013. It is currently unknown what medical condition has restricted Dangi’s height. 19 more images after the break...
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