Wrestling match in the 1912 Olympics lasted 11 hours, and was fought by two middle weight wrestlers, Martin Klein from Estonia and Alfred Asikainen from Finland. On the day of fight, Klein wore the dress of tsarist Russia. The final winner in this fight was Martin Klein, this was the semifinal match. However, Klein was so exhausted that he could not take part in the final match next day with Claes Johansson from Sweden. Thus, the fight of 11 hours proved costly for Klein, as he won the silver and Johansson the gold.
As reported by BBC this strange mix of goat and sheep occurred in Botswana, Africa. Hybrids in almost all cases are sterile, but owner of this male geep reported that he was extremely sexually aggressive towards both sheep and goat that they had to castrate him. They called him a “Bemya” or rapist. There was another case of geep in Germany which produced healthy offspring called Lisa (photo of Lisa bellow). Today scientist can produce these hybrids in the lab, but still it is fun when it happens by pure romance.
Angler fish is a deep sea creature known by its lantern which attracts the pray in dark waters.For them to find a suitable partner can be a impossible quest. For this reason when male finds a female it latches on her and spends the rest of his life feeding from his female partner. After certain time the male loses his organs and their skin melt into each other’s becoming one organism. Scientists were puzzled by this discovery because consequently the male becomes a small lump on the female’s body. The lump that is always available source of sperm. The male angler fish finds a female by following her odor in the vast ocean. In sense it gives itself completely to became senseless creature that is no more than ordinary parasite.
First recorded biological warfare was recorded in 1347 in Feodosiya, Crimea during the Mongol conquests. Mongols were holding Crimean city Feodosiya under the siege. Catapulting infected bodies and sometimes even live plague victims over the city walls. Some theories suggest that this plaque traveled through Crime trading routes into Italy. Thus infecting the whole Europe and reaching its peak in 1950s. The plaque was called the Black Death and accounts for Europe’s population decline by one third. There are death estimates of this pandemic that go as far as 200 million deaths in Europe in the years 1346–1353.
Before Stanley Kubrick took over, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones were considered to play the “droogs” in the Clockwork Orange. Anthony Burgess the author of Clockwork Orange wanted to sell his novel rights to Mick Jagger for few hundred dollars. Luckily for the sake of film industry Malcolm McDowell got the main part in the movie and Stanley Kubrick directed what is considered to be the most controversial movie of all time. Most of the “unknown” words, like “droogs” are taken from the Russian language.
When shooting Alien Resurrection in 1997 there was a scene where Sigourney has to make a basketball shot, behind the back, 6 feet (2 meters) pass the 3-point line. Director wanted to drop the ball from the top and trick the viewers that Sigourney has actually made that shot. However, Sigourney insisted that she can make it and she did it on her first try.
It was assumed that shortest story ever told was written by Ernest Hemingway when his buddies bet him that he cannot write story with only six words. Hemingway took piece of napkin and wrote: “For Sale, Baby Shoes, Never Worn.” However, this short story dates back to 1917 written by William R. Kane: “Little Shoes, Never Worn.” William wrote this story before Hemingway and it had only four words.
Jeff Bezos coined the term Amazon.com from the earlier name Cadabra.com. It was the excellent way to present large volume online bookstore. But did he have hidden intentions? It is hard to believe but in the early Internet days, when Yahoo was dominant search engine, results were listed alphabetically. Amazon would always appear above its competition for a specific keywords. This could be a breaking point for Jeff to expand and became what it is today. To addition of many other things he did right.
A special type of cloud is often mistaken for a UFO. These clouds, known as ‘lenticular clouds’ form above a mountain when a breeze creates a number of ‘standing’ waves on the downwind side of the mountain. If the temperature is right the moisture will condense to produce a lens or saucer shaped cloud. These clouds can be dangerous for pilots of large planes who avoid flying over these planes due to the turbulence above them.
Sun gazing is perhaps one of the most mistaken-for and clouded practices pursued by fanatics across the globe! This is a classic example of the clash between science and spirituality. While spirituality claims that gazing at the sun for long periods of time improves your eyesight as well as decreases your appetite and makes you healthier, it is not seconded by science. On the contrary, science claims that the practice of sun gazing is extremely harmful to our eyes and may even cause permanent blindness.
Uma Karuna Thurman, daughter of Robert Thurman and Nena Thurman, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 29, 1970. Uma’s father was the first American to be ordained a Tibetan Buddhist monk. Her mother is a Swedish psychotherapist and former Vogue model once married to the LSD guru Timothy Leary. Uma’s mothers father, german baron, was held by Nazis because he didn’t want to reveal his Jewish friends hideout. Uma has been briefly married to Gary Oldman when she was nineteen.
The dragon blood tree is one of the most popular natural wonders growing in and around the Mediterranean region. The tree gives out a deep scarlet colored sap, which is why it is given the peculiar name. The sap is believed to have excellent healing qualities and is used by the locals to cure various diseases and wounds. It is a popular practice to use the gum extracted from the roots of these awe-striking trees in the manufacture of varnishes and toothpastes.
Most of our energy comes from a tiny little energy factory in our cells. This tiny little factory was essentially a small bacterium called mitochondrion that our ancestral cells swallowed when they had a little microscopic stand-off. Eventually they got to know each other over the years and are now running the multibillion cell industry that is our body. In order to handle the beast, cells had to tame down their protein synthesis capability down to a strict minimum where the mitochondria produce energy but nothing more. A proof of that is the poor quality of mitochondria protein synthesis system compared to the regular cell’s one.
Female koalas have become infamous for engaging in lesbian sex. Females often overlook males and participate in sexual acts with other females, sometimes in orgies with up to 5 female koalas. This behavior has only observed in captive koalas though, who surprisingly engage in only one heterosexual mating act for every 3 homosexual mating acts. There are many theories as to why this occurs, from ‘turning the males on’ and to relieve stress. The most probable one though, is an impairment of hormones in captivity. In sex society term “koala sex” is when male is overly aggressive to the female. Holding her from the back and pushing her face down. Maybe this is why female koalas mate with each other.
Google is launching balloon in stratosphere to deliver internet to places where internet connection is not possible by other means. They are using wind calculation to propel balloons to proper locations. Project started in New Zealand’s remote parts, but it will spread throughout the world with thousands of balloons. Even Google thinks that this is crazy idea and they called it Project Loon. Balloons will be circling at around 24KM altitude.
Have you ever wondered why when someone yawns, the other person follows suit? Yawning is caused due to low levels of oxygen in the air, which makes the body intake large amounts of oxygen. The reason why yawning is said to be contagious is because when we do so, we are actually activating our nervous system. This has something to do with the survival instinct we have inherited in the course of evolutionary past. In the primitive years, when someone would yawn, the whole group would become alert and get better at sensing danger.
Hexagram is a geometrical figure that looks like a star and has 6 edges and vertices. It is also refereed to as a six-pointed star. The way the hexagram can be formed is with the help of two overlapping triangles which are both equilateral. The unique thing about a hexagram is that one side points upwards and the other one is downwards. The hexagram has such an importance in Judaism and is often referred to as the Star of David.rnrnIn fact, every ancient religion has some or the other mention of this star in its history be it Hinduism which has this symbol on its temples.rnrnThe identity of a Jewish house is symbolized with the use of the Star of David in the form of a Hexagram. This symbol has been in used since times immemorial. There are other eastern religions like Jainism and Buddhism that has also made use of the Hexagram. Most of these symbols of the Hexagram have been used not only by religious heads but by artists as well to depict various things. rnrnThe Hexagram goes on to depict the connection between man and the universe and how a harmony needs to be formed between the two in order for man to survive. Array
Man has forever been captivated by photography and the ability to be able to capture images and memories forever. The question that arises is whether the use of Kirlian photography can be used to capture ghosts and spirits on camera. The right use of equipment and technique in Kirlian photography will enable one to capture the aura that exists around all living creatures. This gives a person who is well-versed ability to read the auras of people and tell them their interpretations. This way the use of Kirlian photography can lead one to be able to do more than just take photographs. rnrnThis method has been invented in 1939 by Semyon Kirlian by placing a film on metal plate that has been applied with high voltage current. Any object placed on the film would show auras or halo around the object. It was believed that this is something supernatural, but in reality it is just moisture and temperature that is released from the object into photographic film.
Roger Williams found the Rhode Island and established the first Baptist church in America in 1638. It occupies the land area of 1045 square miles. Though it is the smallest state in America in size but it still attracts number of tourists due to its extensive shoreline and pleasant weather. Rhode Island is the smallest island with the longest name The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Rhode Island entered the list of the union on 29th of May, 1790 and became the 13th and the last state to do so. Rhode Island has no interference of government only 39 municipalities exercise their control. It got its name from the Greek Island of Rhodes and was nicknamed the Ocean State. The state has 15 state parks and 10 state beaches. It has a very less land area, dense population but still 60% of it is covered with forests. It is the main jewelry making center of the America that makes fine silver jewelry and wares. The Rhode Island is well known for its shoreline and moderate climate; making it a point of tourist attraction. It was here that Polo was played for the first time near Newport in 1876 and year 1774 witnessed the first circus of the United States in Newport. In 1899 it hosted the Lawn Tennis played at National level for the first time. The population of the state is a combination of the Italian, the Irish, the English, the French and the Portuguese and the religions practiced here are mainly Christianity and the Jewish.
One of the major points that Facebook scored over all of the other social networking sites, at least initially, was its stringent in privacy settings that gave you a sense of security and safety regarding the contents of your profile on Facebook. However, with the advent of Twitter and other such sites, Facebook might be in a mood to keep up with the growth of its competitors – and this might be why now Facebook content is easily accessible to strangers and gone are the days when you had a sense of privacy that only you and your exclusive friends shared on the network.