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Girls With X Rays Eyes

Sat, 02 Apr 2011 17:18:00 +0000

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A pretty teenager has stunned experts with her bizarre white eyes – which let her see through solid stone and metal!

Laura Castro, 14, was born normal but developed pure white eyes at the age of 10. The Miami, Fla., child has been studied by eye doctors and other experts, but none can explain what causes her rare condition.

“The doctors say they’re never seen anything like this,” said the child’s mother, divorcee Anabel Castro. “My daughter can see anywhere in daylight or in darkness, and she can easily see through solid objects. The doctors say she may have been hit on the head or exposed to chemicals or something.

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“All I know is that this came on gradually and that as her brown eyes got lighter and lighter her vision got stronger and stronger.”

Scientists who have studied the X-ray girl anonymously confessed that she can see clearly through 4-inch thick concrete, a steel safe, solid rock walls and thick layers of wood, plastic and paper, including a telephone book!

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Amazing The R/P FLIP

Sat, 26 Mar 2011 16:09:00 +0000



The R/P FLIP (Floating Instrument Platform) is an open ocean research vessel. The ship is a 355 feet (108 meters) long vessel designed to partially flood and pitch backward 90 degrees, resulting in
. only the front 55 feet (17 meters) of the vessel pointing up out of the water, with bulkheads becoming floors. When flipped, most of the buoyancy for the platform is provided by water at depths below the influence of surface waves, hence FLIP is a stable platform mostly immune to wave action. At the end of a mission, compressed air is pumped into the ballast tanks in the flooded section and the vessel returns to its horizontal position so it can be towed to a new location.[1] The ship is frequently mistaken for a capsized ocean transport ship.

History

The Marine Physical Laboratory of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography created FLIP with funding from the Office of Naval Research (TRF). The Gunderson Brothers Engineering Company in Portland, Oregon launched FLIP in June 1962. (In 1995, FLIP received a $2,000,000 modernization.)

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Japanese Dog Refuses to Leave Injured Friend Behind

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 18:22:00 +0000

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Here is an English translation of the voiceover exchange between the two reporters in the clip (translation courtesy of Toshiyuki Kitamura):

We are in Arahama area. Looks like there is a dog. There is a dog. He looks tired and dirty. He must have been caught in the tsunami. He looks very dirty.

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He has a collar. He must be someone's pet. He has a silver collar. He is shaking. He seems very afraid.

Oh, there is another dog. I wonder if he is dead.

Where?

Right there. There is another dog right next to the one sitting down. He is not moving. I wonder. I wonder if he is alright.

The dog is protecting him.

Yes. He is protecting the dog. That is why he did not want us to approach them. He was trying to keep us at bay.

I can't watch this. This is a very difficult to watch.

Oh. Look. He is moving. He is alive. I am so happy to see that he is alive.

Yes! Yes! He is alive.

He looks to be weakened. We need to them to be rescued soon. We really want them rescued soon.

Oh good. He's getting up.

It is amazing how they survived the tremendous earthquake and tsunami. It's just amazing that they survived through this all.

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Japan tsunami and earthquake 2011 pictures

Sun, 13 Mar 2011 13:11:00 +0000

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Photos Of National Geographic In February 2011

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 17:04:00 +0000

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Stranges Japanese Sushi

Tue, 01 Mar 2011 01:54:00 +0000

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Unbelievable Pictures

Sun, 27 Feb 2011 14:21:00 +0000

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The Tallest Tower

Wed, 16 Feb 2011 15:48:00 +0000

Guangzhou TV Tower - the tallest tower in mire.Vysota tower is 610 meters. To a height of 450 meters of the tower was built as a combination of hyperboloid carrier retina and the central nucleus.Retina of the tower made of steel pipes of large diameter. The tower is crowned by a steel spire height of 160 meters. The tower is designed to broadcast TV and radio signals as well as to review a panorama of Guangzhou and is designed to receive 10,000 tourists a day.Read More[...]



Worlds Largest Passenger Cruise Ship

Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:20:00 +0000

Worlds Largest Passenger Cruise Ship - Royal Caribbean"Freedom of the Seas" M/S Freedom of the Seas is a Royal Caribbean International cruise ship. The world's largest passenger vessel, she can accommodate over 4,300 passengers on her fifteen passenger decks, served by over 1300 crew.Read MoreShe is about 229 ft. longer, about 108,000 gross tons larger, and can accommodate 2,147 more passengers than RMS Titanic. Her operating costs are $1 million per day. Rooms for the maiden voyage were priced from $1,900 to $22,000 for the week. As routine service continues, starting room rates are expected to descend as low as $700 for cruises scheduled in the autumn of 2007. The ship consumes approximately 28,000 gallons of fuel per hour.Facilities -The ship features three swimming areas; an interactive water park, a dedicated adult pool and the main pool. There are 2 whirlpools cantilevered out from the ship's sides. The Royal Promenade sports a coffee shop, Sorrento's Pizzeria, a Ben and Jerry's ice-cream shop, Vintage's winery, the Bull and Bear Irish pub, and many Duty-free shops. The 13th deck features a sports area with amenities such as a rock climbing wall, the FlowRider (an onboard wave generator for surfing), a miniature golf course and a full size basketball court. Other items include an ice skating rink, a casino, a Johnny Rockets, Wi-Fi capabilities throughout the ship, flat panel televisions in all staterooms, and cell phone connectivity.[...]



Biggest Motorcycle in the World

Mon, 24 Jan 2011 14:56:00 +0000

A group of enthusiasts headed by Tilo Niebel of the East German village of Zillah has shown his motorbike monster assembled by hand. Monster weighing nearly five tons and a length of five and a half meters, is equipped with an engine from the Soviet tanks T55 power of 800 hp!Officials from the Guinness World Book of Records recorded the weight of the motorcycle-4740 kilogram. Tilo Niebel made this bike, using shell Soviet car and the engine from a Russian tank T55

To control the giant biker need to learn to use the two-meter drive. The vehicle engine installed by Soviet tanks T-55 with capacity of 800 horsepower. The frame, springs, suspension – all the details collected from military scrap. Where did they get the engine from a Soviet tank, the makers say have refused, but said that it was new, 1986 model year.



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Amazing Cakes

Wed, 19 Jan 2011 18:16:00 +0000

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The Coolest Coffee Tables

Tue, 18 Jan 2011 15:47:00 +0000

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One Legged Soccer

Sun, 16 Jan 2011 16:32:00 +0000

Football is not just for normal people only. People with disabilities can play the most popular sport. As performed one-legged people in Haiti.







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This friendly match was held to commemorate the one year earthquake Haiti, 12 January 2010.


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Most unusual mirrors

Sat, 01 Jan 2011 17:03:00 +0000

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Cave City

Wed, 29 Dec 2010 17:41:00 +0000

Cave City Vardzia amazing. Located in Georgia, on the border of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, it has a 800-year history.











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Horrible and disgusting alien creature

Tue, 21 Dec 2010 11:49:00 +0000


Some people will always tastes increasingly rare. You buy pets very rare, exotic and, in some cases, horrendous.
What you see in the pictures below are of a creature "alien" quite horrible and disgusting.

Looks like a sea urchin or a giant caterpillar species.

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Japanese Highways, Bridges & Interchanges

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 17:18:00 +0000





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Rarely Seen Cloud Formations

Sat, 11 Dec 2010 18:59:00 +0000

There seems to be no end to strange cloud formations! From Punch hole clouds to cloud vortices, enjoy these rarely seen cloud formations!MorePunch Hole Clouds may appear as a circular or oval holes in a layer of supercooled clouds; sometimes they assume a form of a perfect circle and persist for quite a long time, drifting together with the cloud layer. One explanation seems to blame the air traffic (the jet contrail intersections) combined with a thermal inversion (a circular motion of a rising warm air). Here is one, observed over the Gunnison Valley in Colorado:(image credit: Cuerling)Another strange hole in the cloud, reported from Mobile, Alabama USA, Dec. 2003 (and covered by BBC News):(images credit: Joel Knain and Weatherlings)Photo taken in Melbourne, Australia in 2003:(images via)It seems both rising and sinking air currents can create the same effect. Sometimes a very stable, uniform layer of high-altitude clouds can get "punched though" by a pocket of cold air, which sinks toward the ground - creating the circular hole formation. (image credit: Neil Johnson(The Tampa Tribune) and Gwen Swinburne)These "cloud holes" can look like the footprints of some celestial being (UFO enthusiasts rejoice!) or can be amazingly round, like this pair observed in Gallatin, Tennessee by Wayne Carter:(image credit: Wayne Carter)NASA takes satellite images of this phenomenonNASA Terra satellite equipped with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) has captured these images over Acadiana area in southern Louisiana - a splattering of round holes actually stretched over several states: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Some were elongated, some appeared to have smaller clouds inside them. Cloud Vortices: another "holey" sky phenomenaTheodore von Karman's "Cloud Vortices" are something else, again: they form when the wind encounters a barrier - such as the Aleutian islands, in this case - and the flowing eddies of cloud create a weird pattern. The image you see below was photographed from the International Space Station, and the animation shows the double row of vortices, which rotate opposite from each other.(image credit: NASA)More Incredible and Fascinating Clouds...that make our sky worthy to look at from time to time (those who only look at the computer monitor, take note). Here is an extremely strong thunderstorm cloud that brewed over northwest Calgary:(images credit: D'Arcy Norman)Another supercell cloud in Alberta skies, this time over Edmonton:(image credit: Greg)'shrooms:(image credit: Cloud Appreciation Society)Another cloud "wave", similar to the one over South Dakota Badlands (see here):(image credit: Barry Slade)Roll clouds... get into a small plane and start "surfing" them! -(image credit: Russell White)[...]



Creative advertising on buildings

Tue, 30 Nov 2010 16:26:00 +0000

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Egg House

Mon, 29 Nov 2010 12:49:00 +0000

This house looking like a hard boiled egg is made by the Belgian architectural firm "dmvA". It was actually meant to be a an extension for the "Xfactoragencies" office, but was rejected several times by local building regulations, so instead "dmvA" made a mobile office that didn't look anything like the old "Xfactoragencies" offices.More[...]



Weird Hair styles

Tue, 23 Nov 2010 18:02:00 +0000

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Master of Origami

Fri, 19 Nov 2010 18:37:00 +0000

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Awesome Jeeps

Sun, 14 Nov 2010 17:31:00 +0000

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