Famous People and Celebrities Who Faked Their Own Death

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1. Amelia Earhart

She became famously known for being an American female aviation pioneer and author. She was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She holds as a ton of aviation records. Amelia was also known to be the woman who just suddenly disappeared in a plane back in 1937. It wasn’t until 2 yrs later where she was pronounced dead. Well, there was a new history channel documentary that shows that Amelia might not have died that day in a plane crash over the Pacific ocean. Apparently there are many pictures of this woman still alive. Facial recognition experts looked into these cases and some conclude that its very possible that what they saw in the pictures is indeed Amelia Earhart and the pictures were taken well after the supposed plane crash.

2. Tupac Shakur

Tupac died back in 1996 which he attended a Mike Tyson boxing match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. A shooter approached Tupac and opened fire hitting him 4 times twice in the chest once in the arm and once in the thigh. One of the bullets went into Tupucs right lung causing it to collapse. He suffered from respiratory failure and cardiopulmonary arrest. He died while he was in the intensive- care unit. His body was cremated the next day but millions of people believe that Tupac death was a hoax and he survived at the hospital and a fake body was cremated. There have been many many pictures that have surfaced showing that Tupac is alive. Suge Knight was with Tupac the night of the shooting and even he has said that Tupac could still be alive this has become a really big mystery.

3. Kurt Cobain

Millions of people believe Kurt Cobain faked his own death and is living in South America. There was a video that recently surfaced that shows what people are saying to be Kurt Cobain performing in Peru. Kurt Cobain helped formed the group Nirvana. This band changed the world and helped inspired millions of people and other famous musicians and performers. Well at the age of 27 yrs old back in 1994 he was found dead at his home from a suicide. But many believe that he didn’t even kill himself he just didn’t want to be known anymore. There have been many pictures uploaded onto the internet of people who look exactly like Kurt.

4. D B Cooper

He has been known as the man who successfully pulled off one of the most significant plane heists of all time. The aviation mystery has been left unsolved for almost 50 years now, well experts believe they are very close to solving it. Apparently, there is new evidence that claims that DB Cooper might still be alive. DB Cooper high jacked a plane and parachuted out of the plane with millions of dollars. We don’t know the real identity is before this person just disappeared. This is a picture of what we think he looks like. Everyone believed that DB Cooper died while others believed he made great use of the millions of dollars and he is living a good life.

5. Paul Walker

Paul Walker died back in 2013 in a high-speed car crash which he was in a Porsche. His Family sued Porsche because they claimed the car had multiple design flaws. There is video footage of this crash and you can see his car on fire. Well here is a part of the footage and people claim that Paul Walker who is being circled right here was actually able to get out of his car and survive this attack. Which makes no sense because we would have seen him in the many footage walking away. And Paul Walker would have talked about the incident. He has no reason to trick the world he is dead. Well, let me just quickly list the reasons why people believe he is alive today and is just in hiding. Paul Walkers Autopsy results were placed on Security hold no one could see them, the license plate from the crash and Paul walkers license plate were different.

6. Jim Morrison


Rocker Jim Morrison found alive living as a homeless hippy in new york and then you have these pictures of what people believe to be Jim Morrison. Jim Morrison is known for being in the famous band The Doors. Jim died at the age of 27 yrs old but the remaining members of the band continued as a trio for another 2 yrs until they split up. Jim Morrison was found dead in a Paris apartment bathtub by his girlfriend Pamela Courson. It was from heart failure. But people believe that he didn’t die and is still alive. If you type his name into google you have articles like Did Jim Morrison really die? Huge news outlets have been doing stories on it, its almost like it’s the media trying to keep him alive.

7. Andy Kaufman

People believe he is still alive because his own brother claims he is alive still. A mysterious woman has also come forward saying that she is the daughter of Andy Kaufman. She said her father faked his own death because he doesn’t want to be famous anymore. If he was alive today he would be in his 60s. Well, most people believe that Andy Kaufman died from lung cancer. Andy was known to be a comedian and a prankster so this is another reason why people believed he faked his own death for a prank. There was also a feature-length documentary of how he faked his own death.

8. Adolf Hilter

Hitler has become one of the most iconic public figures in history for his outrages believes. Hitler died back in 1945 in Berlin Germany from a suicide. He killed himself so he wouldn’t be captured. Well, millions believed he actually escaped and survived the war.

Apparently, this is a picture of Hitler back in 1955 after his apparent death. This was newly declassified CIA files that have now been released to the public.

Also, this is probably more far-fetched but there was this picture of this 128 yr old man that went viral. Everyone believes that this was actually Hitler and the age would have been correct.

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Top 10 Most Scary Facts About Earth

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1. The Overdue Asteroid

65 million years ago, a 15km wide asteroid slammed into modern-day Mexico, starting a chain of events that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. An asteroid of this size hitting Earth is an extremely rare occurrence. Scientists estimate it happens every 50 – 60 million years. If you will remember though, the last one which wiped out the dinosaurs, was 65 million years ago. Some people say that means we are at least 5 million years overdue for another huge asteroid. Let’s just hope in doesn’t arrive in the next few years because there’s almost nothing we could do to stop it.

2. Earth Is Orbiting A Black Hole

Yes, it’s true. Not just Earth though. The Sun. All of our solar system. In fact, everything solar system in the milky way galaxy is thought to be orbiting a giant black hole. It is about 4.3 million times the mass of the sun. Sometimes, astronomers see it flare up – possibly after devouring an asteroid that got too close. That’s essentially what was orbiting around on a very big scale. The good news is that its over 25,000 light years away – meaning the light we see from it now left there when humans were still hunting wooly mammoths and didn’t know how to grow crops.

3. How Near Space Is

Space is 100km or 62 miles. If you think about it – that’s no very far. There are 62 miles of atmosphere that slowly gets thinner and thinner until it reaches space and then its space, forever. In every direction. Just icey darkness, lethal radiation, and no air. If you ever want to truly appreciate just how thin our bubble of the atmosphere is, NASA has a lot of cool but slightly unsettling pictures.

4. Global Warming

We all know that Global Warming is possibly the biggest threat to life on Earth at the moment. Human activity has led to 0.8-degree increase in the average global temperature. 16 of the 17 warmest years ever recorded have happened since 2001. We have seen an increase in extreme weather events and polar ice is melting at an alarming rate. Flooding and heat waves are ruining agriculture in some parts of the world. No food could destabilize international peace and cause instability. There’s no denying Earth is changing, it’s about what we can do to soften the blow.

5. The Ticking Clock

Earth is 4.5 billion years old – that’s pretty old. Every billion years, the suns brightness increases by about 10% as it burns through its hydrogen. If another 10% increase were to happen, Earth would no longer be in the habitable zone that has allowed life to flourish. Oceans would evaporate, creating a greenhouse gas that would trap heat and speed up the process even more. As far as we can tell – that’s going to happen within a billion years. Obviously, that’s a long way away, humans may be long extinct or out there in space but still – it’s disconcerting to think that the definite end is slowly approaching our planet.

6. The Supervolcanoes

There have been a number of Supervolcanos throughout Earths history – cataclysmic events that have brought all life on the planet to its knees sometimes ended it altogether. The most likely candidate for the next supervolcano is Yellowstone USA. The whole national park is sitting on top of one massive reservoir of magma. Scientists say it erupts every 600,000 years without fail. Something must be up because it been 640,000 years since the last eruption. That doesn’t mean its gone dormant. The ground at Yellowstone is 74cm higher than it was in 1923, indicating a massive swelling of magma.

7. Earths Speed

If you stand at the equator, you will be spinning with the Earth at over 1,000 miles per hour. At the same time, the Earth is also orbiting the Sun at about 67,000 miles per hour. That’s right, you are moving around the sun about 87 times the speed of sound. The reason you don’t go flying off is that, well, everything on Earth is moving together at this constant rate. Its like when you’re in a car, nothing seems like its moving inside because it’s all moving at the same rate. If the car stops suddenly though – your drink would go flying. Its the same with the Earth – if the Earth suddenly stopped spinning, we would all go flying.

8. Extinction

There have been 5 major mass extinction events in Earths history – where more than 75% of species disappeared. Scientists think we are currently living in the 6th – it called the Holocene extinction. It started at the end of the last ice age with the disappearance of large land animals like the mammoth. It continues today with species dying out over 100 times the normally expected rate – in fact, its thought we lose 150 species of plants, insects, birds and mammals every single day. Of course, species dying out is natural but scientists think that humans are a major contributor to this. Meat consumption, overfishing, and overpopulation are just some of the possible causes.

9. Moving On

If humans were to die out – Earth wouldn’t care. If we disappeared today, there would be almost no record that we ever existed in just a few hundred million years. The Earth would look completely natural. A handful of human fossils may remain but every city, every bridge, every piece of art, everything you have ever seen or used will have been broken down in time. Aliens visiting Earth may only know we were here at all because of what we left on the moon – those objects will still be there because there is no natural erosion on the moon.

10. 8 Minutes

Earth is 8 light minutes from the Sun. That means light from it takes 8 minutes to reach us – when you look at the sun, which you shouldnt, you are actually seeing how it was 8 minutes ago. Thats cool but theres another disturbing thought. If the Sun exploded or disappeared, we would’nt know anything had happened for another 8 minutes – even if we looked up at the sky, it would still appear to be fine because the light wouldnt have reached us yet. The effects of an explosion would then hit us soon after.

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Children Who Grew Way Too Fast

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1. Ontlametse Phalatse

Ontlametse captured the hearts of many South African’s as her brave battle with Progeria was televised in a documentary age 11. From then, the country stayed up to date with her progress as she turned 16, graduated from high school and spent her 18th Birthday with South African President Jacob Zuma. Sadly, she lost her life in April 2017, just months after her 18th birthday. When she was alive, she wanted to be known as a normal girl. The disease visibly aged the teen, but her growth in terms of height was severely stunted.

2. Kid with a beard

This child was likely born with hypertrichosis, giving him a much older appearance than he may otherwise have. It must be hard to be a baby with a beard.

3. Old Man Baby

Images of this baby born in Bangladesh went viral in 2017 and were picked up by sites like TMZ. In this picture, he is just one day old. It was confirmed by the hospital he was born at in Dhaka that he has Progeria.

4. Bayzid Sikder

Bayzid is just four of these pictures, but he has the appearance of an elderly man. Bayzid lives in Bangladesh with his family, but doctors at te Magura hospital have no idea what is causing his condition. Unlike a lot of the other children on this list, it is not thought to be a case of Progeria, instead, it is thought that it is a skin condition that makes his skin sag and wrinkle.

5. Newborn

Parents abandoned this baby girl when she was two weeks old because she looked like an old woman. The newborn made headlines in 2015 when she was found abandoned in India. Despite being the size of a can of beer at birth, the tiny baby had an aged appearance. She weighed just 800 grams at birth. The girl was taken in by her grandfather who said that people in the village have been running from the baby in fear.

6. Overjoyed

In September 2016, a baby was born who looked like an 80-year-old. The infant, born in Bangladesh, stunned doctors with his wrinkled appearance. It seems, like many on this list, the baby was born with Progeria. The baby’s father, Biswajit Patro said he was ecstatic with his miracle baby.

7. 40-Year-Old Boy

This 8-year-old boys body thinks that he is 40. Canadian Alex Whitford behaves like any other normal young boy; he loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and playing games with his family. However, doctors say his body is aging 8 times faster than it should be. Alex suffers from Progeria, which means he suffers from premature aging. He gets aches and pains like a person in middle age and he has to have his heart checked out every 6 months. Sadly, Alex is not expected to live into adulthood.

8. 114 Year Old

This teenager has the body of a 114-year-old. Incredibly, Ali Hussain was one of 6 siblings with the same rare disease. Sadly two of his brothers and three of his sisters died from Progeria. His parents are first cousins who were wed through an arranged marriage. Ali weighs just pounds.

9. Broc Brown

Broc doesn’t have Progeria and may live a longer life than a few of the people on this list, but he is definitely a person who has been aged too fast. Broc is on par to become the tallest man in the world. He was already 5ft 2 when he started kindergarten and 7ft when he started middle school. This made people treat him differently, a lot of people treated him like he was much older than he was. Now he is 20 and 7ft 8 inches.

10. Lina Medina

Lina Medina is the youngest person in medical history to have ever given birth. She was just five years, seven months and 21 days when she gave birth via cesarean section to her son Gerardo in 1939. Gerardo was healthy at 6 pounds, and he grew up believing his mother was his sister until he was age ten. It is reported that Lina started her period age 3 and developed breasts age 4.



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People Who Have Gone The Longest With No Food

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1. James Scott.

Back in 1991, James went hiking with his friends in Nepal but he got lost and separated from his group. Unfortunately, he didn’t have a lot of survival tools with him. He only had some layers of clothing, a sleeping bag, books and a first aid kit. He also had two chocolate bars but he ate them within the first two days of being lost. So, in total, he spent 43 days trapped in a snowstorm eating nothing but snow. His body was extremely dehydrated and weak. Fortunately, he was found by a search party and he lived to write a book about his near-death experience.

2. David Blaine

In September 2003, David Blaine started an endurance stunt in which he was sealed inside of a transparent glass case that was suspended 30 feet in the air next to the River Thames in London. This stunt lasted 44 days and it involved David Blaine drinking 4.5 liters of water per day and not eating a single thing. A lot of people believe that this stunt was just an illusion so they would constantly taunt him and make his experience a living nightmare. They flew a hamburger on a remote-controlled helicopter around his box, they would throw food at his box and someone even tried to cut the cable that supplied water to his box.

3. Brendan Hughes

He was involved in a hunger strike in which they protested for their right to be treated as prisoners of war rather than criminals. Brendan Hughes and six other inmates refused food for 53 days before Hughes ordered the hunger strike to end because their demands were not being met. Brendan Hughes died at the age of 59 due to illnesses associated with his failure to fully recover from the hunger strike.

4. Barry Horne

He was an animal rights activist who gained international attention when he participated in a 68-day hunger strike in an effort to persuade the British Government to review their laws on animal testing. The hunger strike caused him to suffer from kidney damage and he died of liver failure three years later.

5. Brother Yun

He was arrested numerous times and was imprisoned three times for promoting gospel in communist China. During his first imprisonment, he said that God wanted him to fast without food and water until he could see his family again. His fast lasted 74 days and he became severely malnourished and came very close to dying.

6. Mohammed al Qiq

This Palestinian reporter was accused of belonging to an Islamic terror group and he was arrested. Four days within being taken into custody, he refused to eat because he was being detained without knowing the charges or evidence that they had against him. Within three months of his hunger strike, his body looked like a skeleton, he was in excruciating pain, his speech was slurred and his vision was fading. After 92 straight days of not eating, prison guards tied him to his bed, forcibly examined him and put an IV line in his arm against his will.

7. Buddha Boy

A teenage boy in South Central Nepal meditated for ten months and he didn’t consume food or water for the entire time. He gained international attention and even the Discovery Channel flew a film crew to Nepal to determine if this was even possible for a human to survive without food or water for this long. A lot of people believed that this was an elaborate hoax so the film crew set up the camera for 96 straight hours where they observed his every move. They determined that there were no hidden water pipes or food sources.

8. Science Experiment Patient.

Back in 1965, a man who was morbidly obese went to the Department of Medicine and told them that he wanted to lose weight by starving himself and living off of his body fat. He told the hospital that he is going to do this regardless what doctors say, so they might as well monitor and study him during his dangerous fast. He didn’t eat any food but the hospital staff gave him yeast for the first ten months and a multi-vitamin every day. He continued this fast for a total of 382 days and his weight dropped from 456lbs to 180lbs however, this was extremely dangerous and he could have easily died.

9. Giri Bala

A woman who lived without food or water for over 56 years. Giri Bala was teased about her weight ever since she was a young girl. After constant ridicule and torment, she decided to stop eating all together. She practiced religious prayers and taught herself breathing exercises and practiced this technique consistently and has apparently never eaten since. Giri hasn’t eaten for 56 years but again, I find this extremely hard to believe.

10. Prahlad Jani

Prahlad Jani who hasn’t eaten in 70 years. In 2010, he was being held in isolation at a hospital where he was closely examined and monitored. He is being referred to as a breatharian who believes that it is possible that through meditation, they can reach a level of consciousness where they don’t need to fuel their body with food. They can live off of air and sunlight.


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Smartest Countries In The World With Most Intelligent People

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1. Switzerland 

In comparison to the global average IQ of 90, Swiss citizens, by comparison, have an average IQ of 101. Their higher intelligence may be a result of their famously unique education system, that specifically tailors programs according to a student’s needs and abilities. This way of teaching clearly works well for the country, as the 2016 World Economic Forum rated Switzerland’s school system the second best in the world. The country has also helped to pave the way for many notable Nobel Prize laureates including the world-famous physicist Albert Einstein, who developed his special relativity while working in Bern.

2. Sweden

Sweden excels in most socio-economic categories such as quality of life, health, education, civil liberties and economic competitiveness. So it’s no wonder this Scandinavian country ranks 9th among the most intelligent nations of the world. In October 2015, The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, also known as the OECD, released its Science, Technology, and Industry Scoreboard report, which ranked Sweden 3rd, with 28% of its students graduating with a STEM degree. Swedes are also very conscious of the environment. In fact, they’re so good at recycling that, for several years, the country has imported rubbish from other countries to keep its recycling plants going.

3. Italy

Italy has made an enormous contribution to the world in many different areas from science and technology to arts, so it comes as no surprise that this country is within the top 10 smartest in the world according to IQ research. Education in Italy is free and mandatory from ages six to sixteen. In 2012, the Italian secondary education was evaluated as slightly above the OECD average, with a strong and steady improvement in science and mathematics results since 2003. Intelligence is about more than just IQ though. From the artwork and inventions designed by Leonardo da Vinci such as the helicopter to the fashion houses of Milan, Italy’s cultural influence has always been profound.

4. Netherlands

Reflecting its high quality of life and prosperity, Dutch children were found to be the happiest in the world in a 2013 Unicef study, leading the way globally in education and well-being. Schools typically don’t give much homework until secondary level and students report little pressure and stress. The lack of stress makes education fun and therefore students are more likely to stay on to pursue further education. The Programme for International Student Assessment ranks the education in the Netherlands as the 9th best in the world as of 2008, being significantly higher than the OECD average. The Netherlands has also provided other breakthroughs, including the invention of the microscope, the thermometer, and the submarine.

5. Germany

Home to more than 82 million people with an average IQ of 102, Germany is a highly developed country with an outstanding standard of living and a very effective education system. The concept of kindergarten, the transition to mandatory education, was introduced in Germany by Friedrich Froebel in 1840, providing educational environments for children at a very young age. After completing primary education in four grades, German students are placed in one of three tracks based on academic performance: gymnasium for those headed to college, Realschule for white-collar careers and Hauptschule for trade professions. By placing children on designated career paths it helps them focus on their education. Many German students then go onto one of the many prestigious, tuition-free universities. And students overseas join them. According to an OECD report in 2014, Germany is the world’s third leading destination for international study.

6. Austria

In terms of both population and area, Austria is much smaller than its northern neighbors Germany, but in terms of living standards, prosperity, and education, it is very similar. Austria has the second-highest number of working-age PhDs in the world, with 6.7 female and 9.1 male doctorate holders per 1,000 people. The nation also has a rich tradition of being a continental cultural center. Vienna, the nation’s capital, became Europe’s center for classical music innovation. Famous composers such as Franz Schubert and Johann Strauss were born in Vienna, and both Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart spent much of their lives in the city.

7. Singapore

The top four is dominated by Asian countries exclusively, with the fourth spot being claimed by Singapore. A sovereign city-state, Singapore is known as one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, with an average IQ of 103. According to the influential Programme for International Student Assessment rankings, Singapore has the highest achieving students in international education rankings, even above China and Japan, with its teenagers coming top in tests in maths, reading and science. In 2015, over half of International Baccalaureate top scorers were from Singapore.

8. Taiwan

Heavy investment and a cultural value for education have propelled this resource-poor nation to consistently top the global education rankings. In 2015, Taiwanese students achieved one of the world’s best results in mathematics, science, and literacy, just behind the leaders Singapore, as tested by Programme for International Student Assessment. The country has also been praised for its high further education entrance rate, where the university acceptance rate has increased from around 20 percent before the 1970s to 49 percent in 1996, and over 90 percent since 2006, among the highest in Asia.

9. Japan

In 2016, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development tested literacy skills among graduates from all over the world and the high-flyers were not, as you’d probably guess, in the US or UK, but in Japan. As the Japanese economy is largely scientific and technological based, the labor market demands people who have achieved some form of higher education. About 75.9 percent of high school graduates attended a university, junior college, trade school, or other higher education institution. This figure is nearly 10% higher than students in the US. The two top-ranking universities in Japan are the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University, which jointly created 16 Nobel Prize laureates.

10. South Korea

South Korea is known for its strict emphasis on education, so it’s no surprise to see it in the top spot. The country invested heavily in education during the second half of the 20th century, and in 2010, spent 7.6% of its GDP on all levels of education – significantly more than the OECD average of 6.3%. This investment had a positive effect on the numbers of South Koreans going to university. According to OECD figures, 69% of 25-34 year-olds in South Korea have a college degree and 32% of those students graduate with STEM degrees. Entrance into a top-tier higher educational institution in South Korea leads to a prestigious, secure and well-paid white collar job with the government, banks, or a major South Korean conglomerate such as Samsung, Hyundai or LG Electronics.

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How Many Bones Human Body Have And Their Scientific Importance

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Silly weight loss schemes aside, could you actually live without bones? I know this sounds like a crazy question, Obviously, your bones are a pretty important part of your body.

But why? There are 206 of them on the average adult and babies are actually born with even more, around 300 or so.

Some bones are long and thick, with the longest being the femur or the thigh bone, while others are thin and flat, like shoulder blades.

The smallest bones in your body are in your ear. Bones have two types of bone tissue; compact bone and spongy bone. Compact bone is dense and heavy since it needs to be strong as it’s the outside layer of the bone.

Ear Bones Anatomy Ear Bone Anatomy Human Anatomy Diagram – Human Anatomy

Spongy bone is lighter and less dense. Bone marrow is also found inside of your bones, and it’s a soft tissue with two types; red and yellow.

Redbone marrow is where red and white blood cells are made and yellow bone marrow is mostly made of fat. So could you live without bones?
At least with the way our bodies currently function, I’d have to say no… unless you want to be a lifeless pool of human goop on the floor.

In which case, then go for it? Since your muscles are attached to the bones of your skeleton, without them, you simply wouldn’t be able to move! Just the spine itself, which is made up of 24 small bones called vertebrae, is necessary if you want to keep yourself upright or even stand at all.

Maybe that’s okay for a lazy day of watching TV but other than that I’d have to get Someone to carry me around on his back all the time. Beyond that, there wouldn’t be anything to protect your vital organs and your brain would especially be in danger!

You’d be one heavy metal concert away from kicking the bucket. However, it is possible to live without some of your bones. For instance, some people with the condition Cleidocranial dysostosis are born without their collarbones or have them abnormally developed.

There are a bunch of animals though that don’t have a skeleton at all and get along just fine. The octopus is one of my favorites, but others include jellyfish and spiders, who have a hard outer shell called an exoskeleton instead of a skeleton inside their bodies.
So were you surprised to learn about how important bones are to the human body?

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6 Psychology Fun Tricks That Works For Everyone

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1. Stalker Detector

Have you ever had that awkward moment when you glance at someone, and they are looking at you? What if you glanced more than once, and they are still staring? It may be a coincidence, but sometimes it can be uncomfortable. You may even think this person is watching you. if that thought pops into your head, there is an easy way to figure it out without embarrassing yourself or the other person, Just yawn. That’s right, take a long yawn, and when you are finished, look at the person. if they yawned, there is a good chance they are watching you. This comes down to the fact that yawning is contagious. So if someone is watching you, over 50% of the time if you yawn, so will they. On the flip side, you could use this trick to see if someone is interested in you. Chance is if someone has a crush on you, they are going to notice when you walk in the room.


2. Part The Sea.

Ok, we admit, you won’t actually be able to part the sea with this trick. you will have the capacity to part pedestrian activity in a swarmed territory, which by and large is so much better. If you are at a crowded party or social event, this trick can come in handy if you are trying to cross the room. All you have to do in this circumstances is look into the direction you want to go. You will be shocked to see there is a path that opens up for you. the trick has to do with the other people around you. When in crowded areas, it’s common for people to watch other’s eyes as a sign of where they are headed. To avoid running into this person, they go the opposite way. now there are some things to remember when you are trying this trick out. It isn’t going to work if you are wearing sunglasses because people obviously can’t see your eyes. It also won’t work if you have your eyes glued to your smartphone. If that if the case, put your phone down and pay attention to where you are going!


3. Snackman Effect

Though this next trick is nothing new, it gained popularity thanks to a cell phone video that went viral. In 2013, a man was boarding New York City subway, which doesn’t seem out of the ordinary right? The only difference is, there was a fight involving a man and a woman on this subway cat. not knowing what to do, the man stepped between the people fighting. He acted calm and collected, while he snaked on Pringles and gummy bears. Luckily, there was someone on the same subway car smart enough to record the whole thing. pretty crazy right? you are probably wondering “how did he stop the fight by just waking between the fighters?” Well, in this case, the man calms the situation down by eating. people associating eating to being calm. when you see someone in what would otherwise be a tense situation eating, it makes them appear to be relaxed. How many times has someone been attacked by a stranger while they were eating? we are willing to bet very few! the good Samaritan in the video was quickly dubbed “Snackman” and the trick is now called “the snack man effect.” Thank you, Internet!


4. Appease Confrontation

Unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury of having a peaceful work environment. sometimes you may do something wrong, and it can disrupt the workflow. Or, you may just have a bully at work who has it out for you. Either way, there is a trick that can help you take matters into your own hands. When you head a meeting where you think you might be a part of a confrontation, sit next to the person you think is going to initiate the aggression. Though you may want to be as far away from this person as possible, hear us out. When you sit next to someone who is angry at you, it makes it awkward for them to show aggression towards you. Not only will they to move their whole body to face you, but it also just puts them off. The great thing about this trick is that you might be able to ease the situation completely without an argument. This also works when you think someone just bad-mouths you. sitting close to the person you think spoke poorly of you will make them feel guilty about what they said. After that, leave the rest up to karma!


5. Shoot For The Stars

You have probably heard people tell you to shoot for the stars when it comes to your dreams. That isn’t the only time to shoot for the stars because you can also do the same when you want something from someone. Science has proven that if you want something from someone, aim high. well, aim ridiculously high that is. By asking someone for something ridiculously out of their grasp, and following up with a smaller amount later, they are more likely to oblige your second offer. For instances, say you have a friend who works for your favorite band. You may want to go to the show, so you ask them for tickets for you and your friends. You should break the ice by asking for a ridiculous amount of tickets to the show. Of course, don’t be surprised when this person says no. instead, follow it up by asking for the actual amount of tickets you wanted. They are much more likely to not blow you off this time. This trick worked because the person feels bad for saying to your first proposition. By agreeing to the second one, they think they are helping you out.


6. Eye Contact For Dummies.

We know making eye contact isn’t always easy. And, no, we don’t think you are dummy if you are one of those people who are uncomfortable with eye contact. Don’t worry; we are here to help! first, you should probably know why eye contact is so important when you meet someone.
It doesn’t matter what the situation is, if you aren’t able to look someone in the eye while they are taking, they may think you aren’t interested in the conversation. This may mean you will miss out on some pretty awesome connections. Keeping good eye contact can also help communicate understanding with another person. They will feel like you see them and accept what they are saying. You should never let your social anxiety associated with eye contact get in the way of your relationships. To combat this, try this little trick. when you meet someone, try to remember the color of their eyes. this will trick them into thinking you are making eye contact, and it will keep your mind off the intimacy of locking eyes with a stranger. Just make sure it isn’t obvious, and keep a smile on your face while doing so!

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The 10 Extremely Dangerous And Life Risking Jobs In The World

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1. Underwater Welder

Underwater welders face a series of dangers on the job, every day. Including a risk of shock, explosion, decompression sicker, and even wear on their dental fillings. About 30 workers die out 200 welders on the job, annually.


2. Crab Fishermen

128 Alaskan crab fisherman died in 2007 alone which is 26 times more dangerous than an average job. 80% of the fatalities are due to hypothermia or being thrown overboard and drowning. Crab fisherman also suffers from serious injuries due to heavy machinery and gear.


3. Loggers

The logging industry has some of the highest work-related fatalities in the country. With loggers being 30 times more likely to die on the job than in most other career fields. The majority of logging-related deaths comes from equipment on trees falling on workers.


4. Microchip Manufacturers

Computer chips are created with numerous hazardous chemicals including arsenic. And keeping in mind that assembling chips may not be instantly lethal. there are long-haul impacts to wellbeing. Such promotion high rates of unsuccessful labors, birth deformities, growth, and respiratory sicknesses.


5. Bramble Pilots

Bramble pilots have more dangers in their vocation for less pay than normal business pilots. With a rate of 13.59 mischances for each 100,000 flight hours. The general aviation rate for pilots in Alaska is two times higher than pilots in the rest of the US.

6. Bull Riders

Bull Riding has surged in popularity since the 1990s with promises of big money for an 8-second ride. Yet, bull riders can endure no less than one noteworthy damage for every 15 occasions they share in. Counting blackouts, broken bones, and cracks which may not be justified regardless of the potential money payout.

7. Steel Workers

Despite the fact that security saddles have been executed steelworkers still hazard a tumble from incredible statures. The job also includes the risk of serious injury from steel beams or walls collapsing on workers. In 2005, steelworkers still had a fatality rate of 56 deaths per 100,000 workers.

8. Oil Riggers

Most offshore oil riggers work 16-hour shifts, often with very little sleep. Fires and oil rig explosions top the list of job-related dangers. With a rate of 27.1 deaths per 100,000 offshore workers, annually.

9. Prostitutes

Prostitutes always run the risk of being arrested for selling sexual favors to johns. But even more dangerous are the threats of STD’s, rape, and even physical assault or death. The death rate for prostitutes is 204 deaths for every 100,000 prostitutes per year.

10. Snake Milkers

Snake milking is a dangerous yet completely necessary job that saves numerous lives per year. While there are safety procedures in place, each milling procedure has a high-risk factor. In fact, snake milking has a low rate of people who have not been bitten at all while on the job.

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How Does Playing Video Games Can Change Our Brain

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When I’m playing Assassin’s Creed or Call of Duty, my brain is totally absorbed in this virtual environment. But what happens to my brain when I come out of it?

Is it different? This WEEK, we humans will spend 3 billion hours playing video games; 1.2 billion people play regularly… 99% of boys and 94 percent of girls under 18 lock their eyeballs on a video game quote “regularly” according to game designer and author Jane McGonigal.

That’s an incredible amount of time living in what amounts to an alternate reality for the brain. Looked at the brains of gamers while playing and offer another alleged turn in the thumb screws of action games.

Their study found that video game players have a less robust striatum nucleus — the part of the brain that constructs an internal representation of the outside world.

Essentially, games aren’t helping people learn to map the real world, at least according to this study. Action gamers are using something called “response learning” instead of the more advanced “place learning.”

To simplify, imagine you’re trying to get to a familiar place like a friend’s house or your favorite restaurant: “response learning” is when your brain creates a map using landmarks; but “place learning” is an advanced internal map so you know to turn based on distance and direction — it’s the difference between associating lots of little bits of information.

“I have to turn when I see the gas station” as opposed to combining that information into an understanding of the external world.
These researchers think the action video game players are under-developing their striatum to such a degree that it might affect them throughout their lives; they may even develop a neurological disorder! Some news outlets have called this a risk of Alzheimers, but that’s a pretty damn big jump.

Here’s the thing: for every study of games negatively affecting our brains there are plenty of studies saying the opposite. A study in July of last year in Molecular Psychiatry put gamers into magnetic resonance imagers to reveal how grey matter was developing in their Cabezas.

They found a correlation in the size of the entorhinal cortex, and left occipital cortex/inferior parietal lobes related to their ‘joystick years’ or the amount of time they played certain video games.

According to their results, people who played more logic, puzzle, and platform games had a larger entorhinal cortex, but action-based role-playing games had a smaller one.

The entorhinal cortex works with the hippocampus to create memories and maps of your life — so you know when and where something happened as well as how it fits in with what happened the day before, or last time you met that person.

Another study in that journal from February of the same year found similar results using games like Commander Keen and Super Mario 64. Science is saying, platformers and logic games are great for the entorhinal cortex, even while action-based games aren’t.

That being said, however, the hippocampus and grey matter in ALL video game players had added plasticity overall! Plasticity is the ability for the brain to adapt and change neural pathways.

More plasticity is better! And it’s not just the plasticity, a study done with chimpanzees published in Science News last month assessed how chimps brains responded to video games.

After teaching them to play a cooperative game, the researchers found cells in the chimp’s brains predicted what the next move of the OTHER chimp 79.4 percent of the time! These chimps understood what was going on in the brains of their co-op players.

We KNOW video games change how our brain works, but whether that’s a good or bad thing seems to change as new research comes out… We cover this research all the time. For instance, do video games make you more aggressive? Share your views in the comment section.

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From Dreams To Bicycle, Even Science Can’t Explain How These Things Works

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We live in a magical world of interactive technology, space probes landing on comets, and refrigerators That judge you on what you are eating for dinner. But despite man’s many technological advancements… there are some devastatingly simple things which we still don’t understand. From what goes on in your head, to what’s lurking at the bottom of the ocean here are 7 things science can’t explain it.

1. Why Do We Dream?

What did you do during your last dream? Maybe you fought a giant purple dragon beast with the face of Rosie O’Donnell and the body of… Rosie O’Donnell.
Whatever it was it’s likely to have some relevance to your day’s activity or your psychological makeup, but what science can’t tell you about your dreams is what’s the point?
Through the detection of Rapid Eye Movement we can tell precisely when someone is dreaming and using brain. Imaging technology, we may even be able to view your dreams one day whilst dreaming your brain’s electrical patterns are just as active as when you are awake so clearly something important is going on.
Is your brain indexing the day’s thoughts? Perhaps your self-conscious is trying desperately to erase embarrassing memories or could it be that when we dream we experience some form of an alternate reality.


2. Are We Alone In The Universe?

Aside from a few exciting moments such as the set wow signal and the occasional flashing light in the sky science is yet to prove conclusively the presence of extraterrestrial life but nor has it proven that such life definitely doesn’t exist there are 40 billion habitable planets in our galaxy.
And that’s only if we can consider what carbon-based organisms like ourselves need to live on. The conditions which created life on earth are incredibly rare but, given the vastness of space and the diversity of conditions in which creatures live on earth.
It’s a long shot to say that there’s no chance of an alien life somewhere in the universe. we also need to consider our definition of extraterrestrial life because even though NASA predicts we may find something in the next 2 decades.
Its likely to be in the form of minuscule organisms that aren’t really capable of holding a conversation. 1 man who doesn’t want to wait 2 decades is Stephen Hawking who’s teaming up with Russian billionaire Yuri Milner to launch a project called breakthrough listen.
A plan which will help astronomers search 10 times the amount of sky previously surveyed and with 50 times the sensitivity enabling us to detect signals from 100 closest galaxies with greater accuracy than ever before.


3. What Is Human Consciousness?

If you’re watching this video you’re probably conscious. If someone hits you with a baseball bat you’ll be rendered temporarily unconscious and if they hit you a few more times before burying you in a shallow grave in the woods you should have been conscious of your bookie’s loan percentages.
But what is consciousness? and what happens to it when we die? at its most basic level consciousness is an awareness of your physical surroundings. something many living things also possess.
But what we don’t know is if our human level of consciousness is truly unique or if other organisms such as animals and plants are aware of their existence to. Human consciousness has developed far beyond knowing where food lives and where to take a whiz, but could every organism potentially develop this ability?
The electrical activity which occurs within the brains network of over a hundred billion nerve cells is a distinctly physical process. but the advanced consciousness it creates is something much more than a series of biological survival instincts.
So whilst at present neuroscience can tell us which parts of the brain are responsible for human consciousness. we really have no clue as to how it works?


4. What Lives At The Bottom Of The Ocean?

It is often said that we know more about space than we do the ocean and whilst this is hardly something you can accurately measure. It is true that we have a huge knowledge gap when it comes to the earth soggy bottom.
At present 95% of the ocean remains unmapped to a high degree of resolution and it is estimated that anywhere between one and two-thirds of all marine life has yet to be identified.
Of course, the easiest way to identify these creatures is to visit them but that’s not easy. The deepest part of the known ocean is Challenger Deep an area located in the Pacific in the southernmost part of the Mariana Trench.
At a depth of 30 6,200 feet, this place has only been visited four times by humans as supposed to six manned missions to the moon. But every time we do go we seem to make amazing discoveries.
On a recent visit in May 2016 by the unmanned deep Discoverer, we encountered a previously unknown new jellyfish species. So what else could be lurking down there in the murky depths of the ocean?


5. How Many Planets Are In Our Solar System?

As far back as Pluto was given an offensive release for being too little and diminutive you may think the response to this is basically right. 8 or 7 in the event that you trust the intrigue that Venus is a mystery blazing Death Star holding up to obliterate every one of us.
But in actual fact whatever number astronomers give us is just their best guess. Because despite our ability to detect galaxies light-years away we are still unable to accurately measure the number of planets in our solar backyard. There are two major areas of uncertainty in our solar system.
The first is the area between the Sun and Mercury which is far too bright to accurately analyze without going blind. One upright of attempting to map this area involves plotting the trajectory of Asteroids and using this data we’ve noticed that there is a suspiciously planet shaped gap in the asteroid belt 50 astronomical units beyond Pluto.
Oh and also there’s potentially a planet four times the size of Jupiter further beyond that. and one more thing, a theory posited by physicist Richard a Mueller claims there might even be a second Sun.
So regardless of how many objects there are in our solar system, it seems the one certainty is at some point we’re going to need a brand new song to remember them all.


6. How Do Bicycles Work?

Unless you’re a certifiable moron you know that to make a bicycle go forward you get on it and you pedal really hard. In any case, as far as real material science engaged with influencing a bike to remain upright.
The logical conclusion appears to differ with itself with each passing week. At in the first place, we thought a law of material science called the preservation of precise force was included.
Which is where your bicycles wobbling or leaning is canceled out by the steering axis which makes up your bike’s handlebars, in a way similar to how a gyroscope works. But in a 2011 edition of the science journal engineers proved that gyroscopic effects were not needed to make a bicycle stay upright.
Another theory called the trail effect was also ruled out by the experiment. so at this moment in time, we can tell you with accuracy the genetic makeup of a human being, but put that on a bicycle and make it deliver newspapers and we got nothing.


7. Why Do We Have Blood Types?

Do you know your own blood type? If not, there’s a very easy way you can find out. simply extract two liters of blood jump up and down repeatedly until everything goes grainy.
And when you wake up in the hospital just ask the nurse she’ll easily be able to tell you what blood type you are. But she can’t tell you why there’s such a thing as a blood type at all.
There are more than 20 different blood types which we believe that humans evolved around 20 million years ago. And whilst we don’t know why we do know that they all have different properties.
People with type A are more susceptible to smallpox whereas those with type B are more easily affected with E Coli infections. There seems to be a definite link between your vulnerability to disease and blood type.
But is there more to it than that. For example, there’s a theory that those with RH blood are actually aliens are you one you’ll have to bleed, find out.

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10 Weird & Absolutely Unknown Facts About Earth We Should Know

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1. The Name Comes from the Anglo Saxons.

Every other planet in our solar system is named after a Greek or Roman God. Like Mars would derive from the Roman God of War and Pluto the ruler of the underworld to name a few examples. All planets except our planet. The word Earth comes from the Anglo-Saxon word Erda, which means “ground” or “soil” and is thought to be 1,000 years old.

2. The Antarctic.

Researchers have confirmed that Antarctica contains most of the earth’s fresh water as it holds about 70% of it and around 90% of that is frozen. Earth had a twin planet.

3. Earth is the only planet with Plate Tectonics.

Scientists believe the Earth is made up of 7 major plates of “crust,” which move in different directions up to 4 inches each year. When they collide with each other, it is said that mountains are made. As they are made, they pull separated making valleys. On the drawback, in any case, This additionally makes quakes and springs of gushing lava eject.

4. Earth Twin Planet.

Scientists and researchers now believe that at one point in time, weren’t alone when orbiting the Sun. It is reported that we had a “twin” planet we call Theia, which was the size of Mars and was 60 degrees either in front or on our planet. Around 4.5 billion years back, Theia collided with the Earth; the greater part of the planet was absorbed, yet bigger portions were brushed off and converged with material from our planet to make the Moon.

5. There are NOT 24 hours in a day.

You’ve probably said to yourself one time or another that there’s not enough hours in the day. Well, you’re right because there aren’t even 24 hours in a day. That’s right, the actual time it takes the planet to rotate on its axis is 23 hours 56 minutes and 4 seconds. I’d be annoyed too if I lost out on 4 minutes of sleep!

6. The Moon’s Almost Perfect Orbit.

So besides the fact that it’s NOT made of cheese (I know, Shocking), there are some things we don’t know. One thing being that the lunar focus is 6,000 feet nearer to the Earth, which should make its circle be all the more flimsy/unpredictable, in any case, it is consummately round. It’s a significant fortuitous event that the Sun happens to be both 400 times greater than the Moon and furthermore 400 times more remote far from Earth, influencing them to show up a similar size in the sky. Soon enough, people are going to start making conspiracy theories out of this!

7. Hottest and Coldest Temperatures Recorded.

While the coldest place on Earth is Antarctica with its temperature coming in at a staggering -100 Degrees Fahrenheit, the coldest spot was recorded in July of 1983 was at Vostok Station in Antarctica, where sensors recorded – 128.6 degrees F. Also, for correlation, The most smoking spot was recorded in September of 1922 in Libya, With the temperature being recorded at a rankling 136 degrees Fahrenheit.

8. The Earth is Not Round.

Don’t worry, this isn’t another “The Earth is flat argument”. No, the Earth is undoubtedly a circle, yet because of its gravitational powers, it isn’t a flawless circle. Indeed, there is a lump around the equator along these lines. The Earth’s Polar span is 3,949.99 miles, while its Equatorial sweep is 3,963.34 miles.

9. 90% of the sea is unexplored.

So it has been expressed that we have just scratched the tip of the surface with regards to finding out about our own particular planet. “In what manner or capacity” you may inquire? Well, we have barely swept the vast depths of our own oceans. Truth be told, under 10% of the dark blue oceans have been investigated. The sea contains 97% of our water and 99% of the living zone. While we have distinguished more than 200,000 marine species, there are conceivably 25 million increasingly that we have NOT found. Possibly the film Sharktopus depends on genuine animal types!

10. Most astounding Point in the World.

Due to opposite conviction, many individuals assume that Mount Everest is the tallest point in the whole world. All things considered, it is the tallest mountain as it comes in at 29,035 ft. above ocean level. In any case, considering we now realize that the Earth isn’t round as we have beforehand expressed, anything that goes over the equator is probably going to be higher. This makes Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador a higher point on the planet than Mount Everest, despite the fact that it’s tallness is 20,564 ft. above ocean level. The reason it’s classed as a higher point in the world is that its placement is on one of the earth’s bumps giving it a height advantage of 1.5 miles.

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10 Planet Earth Facts You Never Knew

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1. Secret Ocean.

Researchers have found an immense treasury of water found 660 kilometers underneath the Earth’s surface. The underground ocean is hidden inside a blue rock called Ringwoodite, which acts like a sponge, trapping hydrogen and water. There is sufficient water underneath the Earth’s surface to fill the Earth’s seas three times finished. Researcher Steve Jacobsen proposes that the Earth’s surface seas were first framed when caught water was headed to the surface by geographical action. This discards the generally acknowledged hypothesis that cold comets kept water onto Earth.

2. Uneven Gravity.

Many individuals accept that gravity is conveyed uniformly on Earth, yet there are sure places, for example, Hudson Bay in Canada, that really encounter less gravity than different districts of the globe. In Hudson Bay, this happens in light of the fact that there is just a little measure of land mass, because of withdrawing ice sheets at first glance and twirling magma in the Earth’s center. A satellite called the ‘Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer’ was sent into space in 2009 to create a map of the planet’s gravitational field. It mapped Earth’s gravity with extraordinary accuracy and is used by geophysicists to measure ocean circulation, sea-level change, and ice dynamics.

3. Longer Earth Days.

Around 620 million years prior, there were just 21.9 hours in a day. Ocean tides generated by the Moon and Sun’s gravity have added 1.7 milliseconds to the length of a day each century because they alter the planet’s rotational momentum. The length of the day can also be affected by natural events such as the 2011 earthquake in Japan, which actually shortened the length of each Earth day. The quake changed the distribution of the Earth’s mass causing it to rotate slightly faster, decreasing our day by about 1.8 microseconds.

4. Pangaea.

Pangaea was a supercontinent that existed amid the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic periods, 300 million years prior. Shaped by the development of Earth’s structural plates, it started to break separated around 175 million years back. As of now, the majority of the day arrive on Earth was participated in one immense land mass that secured about 33% of the planet’s surface. Geologists trust that because of structural plate developments, in 250 million years the Earth’s mainlands will be blended again into one goliath arrive mass, shape ‘Pangaea Ultima.’ Currently, each year Hawaii, which sits on the Pacific Plate, moves nearly three inches closer to Alaska.

5. Hot In Here.

Over the next 1.1 billion years, scientists predict that the Sun will get progressively brighter and hotter by about 10% compared to now. In 4 billion years, our seas will vanish, bringing about a runaway nursery impact that will send temperatures taking off over 750 degrees Fahrenheit, rendering life on Earth unthinkable. In 7.5 billion years, Earth will turn into a huge betray like Mars today and the Sun will venture into a red goliath. Now, researchers anticipate that the Sun will inundate Earth inside and out, which means the unequivocal end of our planet.

6. Earth Used To Be Purple.

There is an astrobiological theory that recommends that Earth used to be purple. Researchers trust that before plants as we probably are aware they wound up noticeably overwhelming, old microorganisms may have utilized a particle other than chlorophyll to bridle the Sun’s beams. The atom, called retinal, gave Earth’s living beings a violet tone. According to Shil DasSarma, a microbial geneticist from the University of Maryland, chlorophyll gradually replaced retinal because it is more efficient at absorbing light, and thus purple became green.

7. How Did Life On Earth Begin?

There are around 8.7 million different species on Earth, but scientists are still not entirely sure how life on Earth began. Most researchers trust that living things created from atoms that could repeat themselves, rather like DNA does. These particles either originated from someplace farther in space, or they were delivered by the conditions on Earth at the time. Another examination proposes the last mentioned and contends that the building squares of life, for example, the intensities that would be important to make DNA, existed on Earth preceding the making of the primary living things.

8. Earth Is A Bumpy Globe.

In spite of innumerable photographs of Earth portrayed as an impeccable circle, Planet Earth is really a defective uneven globe.
This is because the force of Earth’s rapid rotation on its axis causes it to push outwards at the equator, making it look like a squashed ball. Due to the Earth’s uneven shape, Mount Everest isn’t actually the tallest mountain. If measured from sea level, Everest would top the list, but measuring from the center of the Earth, Mount Chimborazo takes the crown.

9. Underwater Mountain Range.

The longest mountain range on Earth is actually 90% underwater. It is called the mid-ocean ridge system and was formed by the movement of plate tectonics. Surveyed in detail in the 1950s, it stretches for 80,000 kilometers all around the world and is nearly 20 times longer than the longest range on the surface, the Andes Mountains. Furthermore, it consists of thousands of individual volcanoes that sporadically erupt. Around 20 volcanic eruptions occur each year and this causes the formation of 2.5 kilometers of new seafloor.

10. Geomagnetic Reversal.

The Earth’s magnetic field is becoming less stable. Researchers believe that the planet’s inner core is slowly growing, as the outer core cools and solidifies, resulting in more frequent flips of Earth’s magnetic field. In other words, if the polarity of today’s magnetic field were reversed, the North and South markings on all compasses would be 180 degrees wrong. Using fossil records from hundreds of past magnetic polarity reversals, scientists have determined that the reversal of the magnetic poles should not have a dramatic effect on human life. However, some animals, such as pigeons and whales, use the Earth’s magnetic field for a sense of direction. Along these lines, if an inversion happens in their lifetime, they may need to create diverse techniques for the route.

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10 Most Dangerous Borders In World That You Are Unknown About

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1. Mexico/US

Unless you live under the largest rock, it’s unlikely you’ve managed to get through the last few years without hearing about the US/Mexico border. The 3,201-kilometer border is the most frequently crossed in the world and provided one of the main discussion points in America’s 2016 Presidential Election. While the stretch is manned by 20,000 patrol guards, they’re mostly located in the major cities of each country, meaning that the large stretches of desert remain mostly unguarded. This means that the 500,000 immigrants a year who try to cross the border illegally are pushed into dangerous areas like the El Paso-Juarez. Notorious for its drug, weapon and human trafficking, you may recognize the area as it was featured heavily in AMC’s Breaking Bad. Due to less regulated criminal activity and a general lack of resources, several hundred lose their lives In these desert regions each year. At an estimated cost of between $20 and $70 Billion, the strong debate is ongoing over how effective President Trump’s Border wall will be in combating these dangers. But these questions will soon be answered, with construction set to begin in 2018.

2. India/Pakistan

‘The Radcliffe Line’, which separates India and Pakistan is one of the only borders that can be seen from space, because of the high voltage floodlights used along the Indian side of its 2900 Kilometer stretch. These measures give an impression of just how closely guarded the border is, with some considering it the most militarized border in the world. The border has existed since the 1947 partition of India, where casualties reached hundreds of thousands. The two countries have fought in three wars since and spent at least 25 years in a dispute over the Kashmir province with fatalities estimated anywhere between 40,000 to 100,000. The tension of this split has made for a hostile border in the years following, with the effects having worldwide ramifications. In the 1990s, Pakistan helped create the fundamentalist group The Taliban in a move to undermine India’s allies in Afghanistan. The development each country has made in their nuclear armament is also a serious cause for global concern.

3. North/South Korea

The Korean Demilitarized Zone that separates the country’s North and South regions comes complete with barbed wire, landmines, and heavily armed troops. At 250 Kilometers long and 4 Kilometers wide, the Demilitarised Zone was established to quell the volatility of the border between the two countries. But regular outbreaks of violence suggest this was unsuccessful. Those who live near the Demilitarized zone report stray bullets frequently flying past and even into their houses. The two nations have been warring for over 60 years, with each refusing to acknowledge the other’s independence as a sovereign state. Violence regularly occurs when people try to smuggle information into North Korea with balloons – which will be shot down and replied to with artillery fire – and when North Koreans try to cross the zone to defect, activating the shoot on sight policy for crossing without permission. Because of the secrecy and lack of information leaving North Korea, exact statistics from both sides of the border are hard to ascertain. Hundreds of casualties have been reported as a direct result of military action since the establishment of the Demilitarized Zone, including around 50 Americans. On top of this, regular disappearances and unclaimed assassinations are reported in the region.

4. Israel/Syria

The Golan Heights, between Israel and Syria, has been subjected to almost 100 years of contestation. This and other land disputes have led to three major wars between the two countries. This conflict is alive today, with bullets and shells flying on either side and many tipping the two countries to break into another war imminently. Israel officially regards Syria as an enemy state. They have no diplomatic relations, limited movement of people and trade is limited to a few apples delivered to the Golan Druze villages, located on both sides of the ceasefire line.
This ceasefire line has been a constant source of volatility, with control slipping significantly since the start of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, which is ongoing as of 2017. Since the start of the war, around 40 soldiers have been killed at the ceasefire line, mostly Syrian, as well as 9 civilian casualties, only one of which was Israeli.

5. Bangladesh/India

At 4,096 Kilometres long, the border between Bangladesh and India is one of the longest in the world and provides a strong argument in America for those who oppose plans for a border wall. The whole stretch of land bordering the two countries is marked by a fence, which costs the country a lot to maintain and most believe has little to no effect on the influx of Indian terrorists into Bangladesh, as was the intention.
Along the border are several confusing areas, where Indian land is surrounded by Bangladeshi territory within Indian territory. This means that inhabitants of the area face the regular struggle of having to cross the dangerous border for work or to visit family. Because of hostility between the countries, and guards’ inability to properly deal with illegal immigrants and smugglers, Indian Border Security Forces have a shoot on sight policy for any suspicious individuals, which they regularly abuse. According to a study by Human Rights Watch, this led to over 1,000 Bangladeshi deaths between 2000 and 2010, some of whom were simply approaching the border to cultivate their own land.

6. China/North Korea

With everything you know about North Korea, it shouldn’t surprise you to know they don’t have friends on any of their borders. Unlike the South-Korean border, the security at their Chinese border is limited, making it a popular exit for North Koreans fleeing the country. Despite the fact the two countries are officially allies and trade partners, this influx of immigrants has to lead to numerous territorial debates over where the border should lie. Since Kim Jong Un inherited North Korean leadership from his father in 2011, reports of defectors committing thefts and murders have risen, and in 2015 one rogue North-Korean soldier killed four Chinese citizens of Korean descent. Crimes like these are frequent as the Korean Border guards are often underfed and underpaid, and so regularly cross the border to steal food. Tensions were especially high in April 2016, when reports of nuclear testing in the Korean city of Pyongyang lead China to deploy 2,000 troops to the border. Tests like these have continued into 2017, with one School in the Chinese border city of Yanji having been evacuated because of the shaking ground caused by a nearby Nuclear test.

7. Yemen/Saudi Arabia

For over 65 years, the 1,800-kilometer border between Saudi Arabia and Yemen was an area of sporadic violence between the two warring nations. In 2000 however, things seemed to be improving, as the countries reached a border treaty. This calmed violence for some time, until the increasing smuggling of weapons, refugees, and terrorists, as well as the partial building of a border wall, stoked tensions again. When Saudi Arabia attempted to intervene in the Yemeni Civil War, the border became an area of intense danger for soldiers and civilians alike, and as of 2015, the countries were officially at war again. Asked about the condition of the border, one Saudi general stated: “Now our rules o engagement are: you are close to the border, you are killed”. This lead to an estimated 375 Civilians having lost their lives in the conflict as of 2016.
But the blame lies on both sides, with 15 missiles and 130 mortars being launched into Saudi Arabia every day of the war.

8. Nigeria/Chad

Nigeria and Chad’s relations have been strained in the past, with most border conflicts arising over bids for oil, but in general, these two countries have a considerably stronger relationship than most entries on this list. What makes their border so dangerous is the insurgency of Boko Haram, one of the deadliest terror groups in the world. Attacks by the group in Nigeria have taken around 20,000 lives and sent millions of people fleeing across the border to seek refuge in Chad. But stationed Boko Haram fighters at the border make this a dangerous trip to make, with violence in the border town of Bosso alone having sent 17,000 Nigerians into Chad to escape. To combat the terror, the two countries have had joint army operations since 2015, and Chad has deployed thousands of soldiers to fight the terrorist group. Sadly, of these troops, 32 have lost their lives since their arrival in Nigeria. The only silver lining here would be the fact that this number is lower than the 55 terrorists who the forces have also died.

9. Colombia/Ecuador

After Columbia’s 44 years Civil War, military forces began in 2008 to overpower the rebel group The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
But in doing so, many of the group’s forces have made camps in Ecuador along the San Miguel River. The group, who were responsible for over 200,000 deaths in 2016 have caused a significant increase in conflict on both sides on the border, using mortars and landmines to force indigenous inhabitants to leave their tribal land. In 2016 the murder rates in these border towns rose as high as 96 in 100,000 people, compared to a global rate of 6.2 as reported by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in 2012. The situation has only been exacerbated by the intervention of the Colombian Military, who frequently cross the border to combat the rebel group. The Ecuadorian president took issue with this, stating that the Colombian military had no permission to do so, to which Colombia responded by accusing Ecuador of harboring terrorists.
This indecision over the treatment of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia has meant that conflict at the Columbia/Ecuador border is ongoing as of 2017.

10. Pakistan/Afghanistan

Established by British Diplomat Sir Mortimer Durand in 1896, the ‘Durand Line’, which separates Pakistan and Afghanistan was intended to fix diplomatic relations between the two countries. This was ultimately a failed attempt, with Afghanistan only once having officially recognized the border and every leader since having refuted it. Their former President even went on record in 2017 to say that the Afghan people will never recognize the Durand Line. The border has since become a regular site for violent encounters between the two countries’ militaries, as well as regular interventions from the Taliban and the US Government. Since George Bush’s presidency began in 2001, America has carried out thousands of drone strikes concentrated at the northwest border of Pakistan, with leaked military documents revealing in that only 13% of deaths incurred were the intended targets. 81% of losses were other “militants”, and the remaining 6% were civilians. In 2007, Pakistan began constructing a fence at the border to stop the advancements of the Taliban and other Afghan military groups, but acts like these often aggravate Afghanistan. Most recently, in 2017 a dispute over a Pakistani-constructed gate lead to a skirmish which left at least 15 dead on both sides, including 5 women and children.

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Whta If We Don’t Have Food And Water To Survive

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Conservation is something we’re hearing a lot about these days. Because Earth has finite resources and we’re kind of using them up really fast. But, what if we didn’t conserve? what would happen? if the earth ran out of food and water.

So the good news is Earth isn’t going to run out of water any time soon. What do we have doesn’t exactly do a disappearing act it just changes. States evaporating into the atmosphere then raining or snowing back down.

The problem is most of that water about 77% is saltwater and the fresh water we need is mostly frozen at the poles. But some exists in rivers and streams which is good for us and those sources get replenished from rainfall which is even better. But as populations grow and more people rely on these sources we have to start literally digging into other resources.

Namely underground aquifers these subterranean wells carry us through droughts, so we don’t have to curb our habits. But new climate data is showing that we’re draining the largest water reserves in Africa Eurasia. And the Americas faster than they’re replenished by rain. So much of the groundwater we use is lost to evaporation or ends up in the oceans.

Meaning it doesn’t get reused and that’s leaving billions of people without clean water. Not only is there less water but these dwindling resources don’t exactly abide by geographic boundaries. So nations are fighting for control over limited resources and it’s sparking Wars.

The conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan began as a local dispute over access to clean water between African farmers and Arab pastoralists. Communities then it escalated into an all-out war that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives and displaced a million.

Since 2003 Yemen is also seeing increased riots over access to water in both cases. Water will solve the conflict but that magical peace bringing water doesn’t exactly exist. So, Who is the biggest user of water and the people?

Sleeing these shortages the most that would be farmers the people who also bring us food. As water becomes more scarce the price will go up which will in turn drive up food prices and when we’re in the same position with groups fighting for access to a vital but commodity.

We’re going to seafood Wars the same way we’re seeing water wars and war has a nasty habit of destroying land. Meaning we can destroy all our crops in the process leaving us with nothing at all to share. Once there is peace but don’t worry too much, scientists are already thinking about protecting us from ourselves.

With seed vaults there are vaults all over the world that store seeds to preserve genetic diversity of food and the global back up. Is the small barred global Seed Vault in Norway this will not only give us diverse food but it will give us a way to preserve our ecosystem so we can grow the crops that sustain us.

Because without some forethought into preserving our ecosystem well, we could go the way of the dinosaurs the earth will be fine our planet is pretty resilient us and the environment. That sustains us not so much so unless we want a future of wars over the snacks on your desk right now we should probably start taking conservation initiatives very seriously.

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Top 10 Most Controversial Shows Of Indian Television

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1. Bigg Boss

Big Boss is one of the reality show that is a complete package of entertainment mixed with emotions and snubs that definitely can’t be ignored. Bigg Boss has always been surrounded by controversies.


2. Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao

‘Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao’ is the Indian version of the popular British reality game show I’m a celebrity… get me out of here!.


3. MTV Splitsvilla

MTV Splitsvilla is an Indian television reality show that broadcast on MTV India. there are a lot of fights, jealousy, hatred, friendship, backstabbing, and love.


4. Emotional Atyachar

Emotional Atyachar is a reality show. There are which a person who doubts his/her boyfriend’s/girlfriend’s loyalty, can ask for a loyalty test on him/her.


5. Superstud – School Of Flirt

Superstud is an Indian reality TV show on UTV bindaas, this show was host by Ashmit Patel and Natasha Suri. Featuring male contestants who perform a series of tasks, mostly with females to impress them and the judges. they guide 13 young men on the path to becoming India’s first superstud.


6. MTV Roadies

MTV Roadies is a youth-based popular reality television show on MTV India. when asked about the show, executive producer said, “Roadies has travel, adventure, drama, the touch of voyeurism”.


7. Pati Patni Aur Woh

‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ is an Indian reality television programme. it is the Indian version of the baby borrowers. On the programme 1000 celebrity couples were tested in parenting.


8. Sach Ka Saamna

the show is based on the same format as the moment of truth. the show was hosted by Rajeev Khandelwal. The show first encountered controversy when the information and broadcasting.


9. Bani-Ishq Da Kalma

the controversy about the title, the show title was previously decided by the directors as “Gurbani – Ishq Da Kalma’. But some of the Sikh associations were completely opposed to the shows caption.


10. Jodha Akbar

Jodha Akbar was always a topic of discussion since its execution. the tv show ran into controversy.

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Here Are 10 Amazing and Mind Blowing Facts About Twins

by rajatwaghare on / Facts Buzz, Science Facts

10. Bonding.

Scientists in Italy watched 3D ultrasound recordings of twins and found that, at 14 weeks’ growth, twins started correlating with each other. The twins would go after each other and at 18 weeks’ growth would invest around 30% of their energy in physical contact. More importantly, the twins would touch each other’s eyes with the same care that they would touch their own which could mean that they understand treating another human being with care.

9. Shared Senses.

The conjoined twins Krista and Tatiana Hogan are attached at the head through the thalamic bridge. And it is theorized that the twins can taste and feel with the other eats and sees based on their physical connection. Suzan Dominus observed the twins and made observations of one twin who was turned away from the television laughing at what the other was watching or the twin that hated ketchup attempting to wipe the taste from her mouth as her sister who loves ketchup was eating it.

8. Massachusetts

Massachusetts has the highest rate of twin births at a whopping 4.5 per every live birth within the state. Researchers believe that this has less to do with genetics and more to do with the fact that these affluent towns have more women waiting to have children due to their career paths. Who later opt for reproductive assistance like in vitro fertilization.

7. Fingerprints.

Identical twins do not have identical fingerprints due to the fact that fingerprints are not solely caused by DNA. At conception, twins do have identical fingerprints but by the sixth week of pregnancy, they are capable of interacting with their environment. Specifically, the amniotic sac which has effects on the formation of fingerprints.

6. Different birth years.

Catalan and Valentin are twins from Romania who do not share the same birthday. Catalan was born prematurely in December and Valentin was born in February of the following year. This rare birth is attributed to a rare congenital condition in which their mother has a double uterus. One in every 50,000 women has a double uterus but it is believed that this is the first case in which a woman was pregnant in both her uteri at the same time.

5. The twin gene.

While a large portion of twins are born with reproductive assistants a twin gene has been discovered. The twin gene causes a woman to hyper-ovulate which would result in more eggs release during ovulation increasing the chance of having fraternal twins. However, there is no known twin gene for identical twins so it seems that only fraternal twins are hereditary.

4. The Rise in births.

Since 1980 the birthrate of twins across the globe has increased by 76%. This phenomenon is due in part to women waiting until they are in their 30s to have children. The rise in multiple birds may also be linked to fertility drugs and reproductive assistants which increase a woman’s chance of conceiving twins. But the likelihood of having identical twins is still a 1 in 285 chance.

3. Twin talk.

40% of twins develop their own language referred to as autonomous languages. Scientists theorize that this is due to babies using each other as models in developing language skills. In other words, two babies raised alongside one another we’re learning the same language we’ll practice that language and develop their own that mainly consists of inverted words and gibberish. Their twin talk will usually disappear once they’ve learned a real language.

2. Black and white.

Twins Lucy and Maria Aylmer were born in 1997 – to their half Jamaican mother and their white father. Lucy is the fair-skinned redhead while Maria is the darker-skinned brunette. While twins being born as different races may be rare it is possible. Especially if one of the parents is biracial because twins do not always have the same exact genetics as one another. It is also rare but possible for twins to have different fathers.

1. Similar lives.

Due to the nature versus nurture argument, twins who have been separated at birth have received a lot of attention from researchers over the years and the findings are eerie. The majority of separated twins have led similar lives even though they had never met and were raised in different environments. For example, two male twins named James were separated at birth and adopted into different families as children they both had dogs named toy loved math and hated spelling. As adults, they both married and divorced women named Linda and later remarried women named Betty both had sons named James Allen and James Allen.

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Awesome Scientific Reasons Behind Smiling

by rajatwaghare on / Facts Buzz, Science Facts

It’s safe to say that kinesiologists disagree upon the exact amount of muscles needed to create each expression, there are many reasons for us all to break into a smile each day!

1. It Makes You Feel Better

When your smile is innate and real, certain muscles in your body are affected, which in turn makes you feel happy or joyful. This is because of a release of endorphins, which are “happy signals” delivered to the brain.

2. Your Immune System Gets A Boost

Smiling a lot can actually have a positive effect on your physical health. This is because your body is more relaxed when you smile, leading to improved health and a tougher immune system.

3. . You Can Provoke Others Into Smiling With You

A study conducted in Sweden found that participants had trouble frowning they were looking at a smiling subject. In fact, the participants’ muscles twitched into smiles all by themselves.

4. It’s A Stress – Reliever

Even if you break into a forced smile rather than a real one, endorphins are released in the brain, changing your mood instantly, thus making you feel better and releasing stress.

5. It’s a universal sign of happiness

Handshakes, hugs, and bows can be interpreted differently depending on where you are in the world, but a smile means the same thing anywhere you go. It’s a universal sign of happiness and acceptance.

6. It Takes As Little As 5 Muscles

While some smiles can use up to 53 facial muscles, others can use just five. Simple!

7. You’re Born With The Ability To Smile

While most behaviors and expressions are learned, scientists believe that all of us are actually born with the ability to smile.

8. It’s The Most Easily-Recognizable Facial Expression

When you smile, someone can recognize that you’re doing so from up to 300 feet away!

9. It’s More Attractive Than The Best Make-Up

Laughing woman smile with great teeth.

A recent study conducted by a chewing-gum brand found that 69% of respondents were inclined to say that a woman smiling was more attractive than when she was wearing make-up.

10. Try One Of 19 Types Of Smile

Research at the University of San Francisco found that smiles can be split into two categories – polite and sincere. Sincere smiles were found to use more muscles on the sides of the face.

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10 Space Facts That Will Both Terrify And Amaze You

by rajatwaghare on / Facts Buzz, Science Facts

1. The Speed Of Light.

Everybody loves to imagine themselves flying through the galaxy at the speed of light, That roughly 299,792,458 meters per second. However, the reality might be less fun and a lot more fatal when coming into contact with an object moving at light speed. Hydrogen atoms transform into intensely radioactive particles that could easily wipe out the crew of a starship and destroy electronics in seconds. Just a few stray wisps of hydrogen gas floating through the cosmos could have a radioactive output equivalent to a proton beam created by the Large Hadron Collider.

2. The Moon.

Every year our moon gets about 4 centimeters further away from the earth and while this might not seem like much. At first, it could have devastating effects on our planet in the future although the Earth’s gravitational field should be enough to keep the moon from spiraling into space for good. The increasing distance between it and Earth will eventually slow the rotation of our planet down to the point where a single day will take longer than a month and our ocean’s tides are locked in place.

3. Black Holes.

Typically formed out of the death of massive stars black holes are super dense regions of space. With so much gravitational pull that they trap light and warp time just a small black hole. In our solar system would throw planets out of orbit and tear our Sun to pieces if that wasn’t scary enough on its own. Black Holes can hurtle across the galaxy at several million miles per second leaving trails of destruction in their wake.

4. Gamma Rays.

The most powerful type of explosion in the universe gamma-ray bursts is intense high-frequency bursts of electromagnetic radiation. That carries as much energy in milliseconds as our Sun will give off in its entire lifespan. If one of these rays were to hit Earth it could strip the atmosphere of ozone in seconds and some scientists even attribute a mass extinction 440 million years ago to gamma-ray bursts hitting the earth.

5. Zero Gravity.

Scientifically referred to as microgravity this condition occurs when an object is in a state of freefall and appears weightless. Although it may look like fun to float around like astronauts prolonged time in zero gravity conditions can have long-term mental and physical effects on humans.

6. Cold Welding.

Here on earth gases in the atmosphere react with metals to create a thin layer of oxidization the vacuum of space, however, has no atmosphere and therefore causes no oxidation to form on metals leading to an interesting reaction this reaction is called cold welding and it occurs when two metals of the same molecular makeup are pressed together and fuse together permanently as if they were one piece while this may sound neat it caused quite a few problems on the first satellites and can make in space repairs very tricky.

7. Alien Life.

The universe is massive and unbelievably old so the chances of other planets similar to Earth evolving life is not unlikely at all. According to Fermi’s paradox, the high probability of extraterrestrial life out in space is contradictory to the lack of apparent evidence. Supporting it at this point we aren’t sure which is scarier the fact that we might not be alone in the universe or the possibility that we are.

8. Rogue Planets.

Launched into space after the formation of their planetary system rogue planets our planetary bodies. They’re free to roam the cosmos crash into things as they go because they do not orbit a Sun rogue planets often have freezing surface temperatures. However, due to their molten cores and icy insulation, some scientists theorize that these free-roaming planets could contain massive subterranean oceans that support life.

9. Travel Times.

In 1969 it took the Apollo 11 lunar module three days to land on our own natural satellite the moon. Since then our technology has increased rapidly we could expect to reach Mars in seven to nine months and reaching Pluto would only take about ten years. Distances outside of our solar system become even more extreme even traveling at the speed of light. It would take us over four years to reach the nearest star Alpha Centauri on and over 100 thousand years to reach the galactic center of the Milky Way.

10. Extreme Temperatures.

Depending on where you are in space chances are you’re going to find yourself in some pretty extreme conditions the heat put off by a supernova can reach temperatures of 50 million degrees Celsius or more. Five times that of a nuclear explosion on the opposite end of the spectrum the cosmic background temperature of space measures minus 270 degrees Celsius. Just slightly warmer than absolute zero you definitely won’t want to forget your jacket.

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About India

by rajatwaghare on / Country Facts, Facts Buzz

Hello friends today we’re looking at incredible facts you didn’t know about the seventh largest country in the world India. With a population of over a billion people. India is one of the most influential and powerful countries in the world. Its cultural history is particularly complex and details spanning 4,500 years of predominantly Hindu philosophy and theology. Thousands of years later modern India is profoundly different with its own colossal film industry. A diverse population and an astonishingly big workforce.

1. Bollywood

Bollywood’s highest-grossing film made 27 times more than Hollywood’s highest-grossing films. For every 600 films Hollywood produces Bollywood will make 1000. They’re the most profitable films, when you compare the numbers. Hollywood’s highest grossing film was 2009’s avatar which made 2.8 billion dollars at the box office. In stark contrast the Bollywood film 3 idiots brought in 88 million billion now that’s a profit.

2. Shampoo

Shampoo was invented in the 16th century India. Derived from the Sanskrit shampoo which means massage. The concept of shampooing was invented in India in the 16th century. Herbs and natural ingredients were used then rather than today’s combination of modern chemicals and fragrances. In particular gooseberry satin dews and fruit pulp. When colonial visitors came to India they brought the practice of shampooing and hair washing back with them to Europe.

3. Diamonds

Diamonds were first mined in India and it was the world’s greatest producer. India was the most productive diamond mining country in the world until diamonds were found in Brazil in the 18th century. There are now three active diamond mines in India. And the famous Kohinoor diamond was found in the 13th century. The 793 carats stone went from person to person and was eventually acquired by Queen Victoria during the British Raj in India.

4. Kumbh Mela

The largest religious gathering in India can be seen from space. Kumbh Mela is a Hindu pilgrimage which takes people to the banks of the Ganges every 12 years. The major event involves ritualistic bathing devotional singing religious discussion and feeding the poor. The attendance figures had to be capped at 75 million making it the largest pilgrimage on earth.

5. Civilization

Ancient Indian civilization is the oldest in the world we often look to ancient Greece and ancient Egypt. But Indian civilization dates back to 2400 BC when it was split into 16 monarchies known as the mahajanapadas. There are even authenticated human remains that date back to 30,000 years in South Asia. The oldest Hindu texts were written between 2,000 and 500 BC as well as the first texts on science medicine and astronomy. We actually owe the number 0 to Indian mathematics who created the concept.

6. Religion

India is home to every major world religion and doesn’t have a national language. Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and Sikhism all have a place in Indian society. With the most dominant being Hinduism and Islam covering 80% and 14% of the population respectively. Judaism has existed in India for the last two thousand two hundred and fifteen years and some of these smaller religions also featured including James Zoroastrian and Baha’i. India also doesn’t have a single national language because 1652 dialects are spoken across the different region.

7. Taj Mahal

The Indian government has used scaffolding to hide the Taj Mahal when air strikes are predicted. During the Second World War and the Indian Pakistan Wars scaffolding was put up around the distinctive domes of the Taj Mahal to make it less obvious from above. They feared strikes by the Japanese air force during World War two so hid their most famous landmark. More recent threats to the Taj Mahal include the rising levels of the Yamuna River which has cracked the tomb underneath the structure. There have been predictions that the tombs could collapse at any time.

8. Inventions

Indians invented navigation yoga the world’s cheapest car and thorium-based nuclear power. Indian society can take credit for some of the most important inventions in the world. They were the first to create the concept of navigation over six thousand years ago using rivers and seas. Yoga was created 5000 years ago and has roots in Hinduism Buddhism and Jainism. The world’s cheapest the Tata Nano which costs around 100,000 rupees the equivalent of $1,400 and India is the home of the first next generation thorium reactor. The country is aiming to produce 30% of its electrical power with thorium by 2015.

9. Royal Residence

You can stay at the former Indian royal residence for eighty-eight thousand dollars a night. If you want to stay at the lap of luxury forget Paris and forget Dubai. India is the home of the most stunning palaces in the world. Once the home of the Maharajah’s there are opulent palaces throughout the country with some dating back hundreds of years. The kumarakom Lake Resort hosted Prince Charles’s 65th birthday and the 450 year-old Samode Palace in Jaipur has hosted famous faces from all over the world.

10. King JaySingh of Alwar

King Jaysingh of Alwar nabbed Rolls-Royce in the best possible way. India has a long and colorful history of quirky monarchies and extravagant kings and queens. The king of Alwar in northeast India was insulted by a Rolls-Royce salesman when he visited a showroom in London. A very proud man he ordered a whole fleet of Rolls-Royce cars and gave them to the cities a waste department so they could use them to transport rubbish throughout the city.

11. Wealth

1 million Indians are millionaires. India has one of the most dramatic wealth gaps in the world. With 35% of the country living below the poverty line those who live way above it lives a very different kind of life. The richest Indian in the world is Mukesh Ambani who has a net worth of fifty-three billion dollars. The 59-year-old made his money in the oil and gas industry and his billion-dollar home recently made headlines because he chose to build a 27 story skyscraper instead of a sprawling mansion.

12. History

The first account of plastic surgery was found in an ancient Sanskrit text. One of the first medical texts was the Sushruta Samhita which can be dated back to the 6th century CE. It’s one of the very first examples of a medical and discussing surgery incisions skin grafts and nose reconstruction. Britain’s first nose job wouldn’t be performed until 1814 whirring 80 years before the Sushruta Samhita would be translated.

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10 Roads You Would Never Want to Drive On

by rajatwaghare on / WTF Buzz

1. Passage De Gois, France

this 4.3 kilometer stretch of road links the French mainland with island of noirmoutier, here on France’s Atlantic coast. At first glance you might think that’s not a bad road to drive on. wait a few hours and your opinion will change as the tide comes in and causes the entire route to vanish. twice a day this road is underwater and any cars that mistimes their crossing is going with it. even if you time the tides just right, driving this road can be a challenge because it’s wet and covered with seaweed which can make it as slippery as ice.


2. Patiopoulo-Perdikaki Road, Greece

Over the 23.5 kilometres greek road, the elevation changes almost 500 metres. This might not sound so bad to you right now, but throw in a lot of potholes, significantly tight twists and turns, heavy truck, pedestrian and livestock traffic and the fact that there are very few. If any, guardrails and you have one hell of a dangerous road. The icing on the cake for this particular route is that there are often no lines or markings which means many nighttime travelers drive straight off the road and to their death.


3. Luxor Al-Hurghada Road

This stretch of road between the ancient city of Luxor and the Red Sea. Resort city of Hurghada is one which many will tell you to stay away from. But why you ask? First, the road goes through some rather remote areas where a breakdown can mean big trouble depending on what time of day it is. Second, this area is known to be patrolled by bands of criminals and terrorists who generally strike at night. This has led many people to drive without their headlights on at night resulting in a significant number of fatal head-on collisions. If you want to drive at night, buy some high-end night-vision goggles.


4. Taroko Gorge Road, Taiwan

Part of taiwan’s highway number 8, the taroko gorge road is widely considered to be the country’s deadliest stretch of roadway. Carved into, and sometimes through, the mountainous terrain, this road faces significant erosion and landslides thanks to heavy rain and earthquakes. It has made all the more challenging by the fact that the road is extremely narrow in spots and has numerous blind corners which can be full on surprises. Lose control or get bumped by another car? There’s a good bet you are plummeting down the side of the mountain and becoming the latest victim of this infamous stretch of road.


5. Skippers Canyon Road, New Zealand

When your rental insurance won’t cover you for driving on a road, you know it must be dangerous. Located in Southwest New Zealand, skippers canyon Road has all the characteristics you’d expect of a dangerous route. It is carved into the side of a mountain, has very little in the way of safety features and barriers and is extremely narrow. In fact, this 16.5 mile stretch is so narrow that if two vehicles meet, one will often have to back up for some distance to find a part wide enough to let the other pass safely.

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