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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Top 15 High Tech Dresses Drape Extreme Geeks

The technology that has invaded every part of our lives has made its way into high-end fashion too. So we went ahead and compiled a list of 15 other-worldly, geeky pieces of high end couture that will not fail to get excited yelps, or for that matter jeering boos, even from the most hardcore geeks.

Monday, March 29, 2010

10 Breathtaking Bridges Around the World

1 – Magdeburg Water Bridge
The Germans took over a century to build this water bridge. The 918-metre Magdeburg Water Bridge, is a navigable aqueduct water bridge in Germany, completed in October 2003. It bridges the River Elbe to connect two important German shipping canals; the Elbe-Havel Canal and the Midland Canal.
Plans for joining the two canals had been conceived as far back as 1919, and construction on such a project began during the 1930s,but first World War II and then the post-war division of Germany put the project on hold until after German reunification was achieved in the 1990s
The bridge site is open to visitors and includes a parking lot, bicycle and pedestrian paths and informational signs detailing the history and construction of the bridge. The bridge itself is located outside of Hohenwarthe near the city of Magdeburg and is known locally as the Wasserstrassenkreuz Magdeburg.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

water purification skyscraper, Jakarta

‘ciliwung recovery program’ by indonesian rezza rahdian, edwin setiawan, ayu diah shanti, leonardus chrisnantyo

continuing our coverage of the 2010 skyscraper competition here is indonesian rezza rahdian, edwin setiawan, ayu diah shanti, leonardus chrisnantyo second place winning entry. jakarta, the capital city of indonesia, was originally designed as a water city where thirteen rivers that crossed the city utilized completely as source of livelihood by the citizens. ciliwung river as the largest river that cuts right along the center of the city is the main river that supports the citizens’ life. unfortunately, today the river had become disaster for the citizens, because surge of water flooded the city, and the number of slums
along the riverbanks adds a new problem, namely the pollution of watershed’s surrounding.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

20 Most Creative Anti-Smoking Ad Campaigns

It appears that some of the most creative and inventive advertising is coming from nonprofits these days.
This month, I will be taking a look at the nonprofits and "for a good cause" marketing techniques. Today, we turn to the the advertising campaigns being used to increase awareness about the bad effects of smoking.
How would you urge people to stop smoking?
Over the years, the anti-smoking movement has had terrific and inventive print and television ads. They are now broadening to some pretty creative guerilla marketing techniques. If you remember, in June, I showed one example of a great stop smoking direct mail campaign , but the anti smoking movement has taken it to great lengths to get their message heard

This is one used in gyms around the country.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Extreme Babies

'Pregnant Man' Gives Birth to Girl

Thomas Beatie says he is just like any other normal father. 
But he is about as far as you could be from typical. He claims to have given birth to the child. 
Although born a woman, Beatie had his breasts removed and lives outwardly as a man after changing his gender to male. 
The 34-year-old says he retained his female sex organs because he intended to have children one day.(Link)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

10 Most Expensive Gifts

I originally intended to submit this as a Christmas list, but I got sidetracked and forgot about it. So I bring it to your attention now with a few amendments from my original list. Hope you enjoy the items I’ve selected, please feel free to add your own in the comments section. What would you buy if money was no object? Maybe a diamond ring a supercar or even a new house? The choice is yours. Below is a list of ten gifts that you may consider purchasing for yourself or loved ones. Prices are given in U.K pounds and U.S dollars and are approximate.

1.Bra£6.66 million/$10 million
Inspired by the Angels Collection from Victoria’s Secret, this fantasy bra is truly sent from heaven. The Fantasy Bra is the embodiment of the Victoria’s Secret Angels – with a design as dazzling and ethereal as Angel’s wings. The creation features 2,900 pavé-set white diamonds in 18k white gold weighing a total of 112 carats. The centerpiece of this once-in-a-lifetime piece is a stunning 70-carat, pear-shaped flawless diamond.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Top 10 Rooftop Bars In The World

Here is a guide to various rooftop bars situated in different cities, known for their mouth-watering and delicious food, pleasant environment and best city central view.

1. Sirocco  Bangkok, Thailand
Located on the 63rd floor of The Dome at lebua, Sirocco is the world's highest al fresco restaurant and one of Bangkok's most coveted dining choices. It never fails to leave one mesmerized with a breathtaking view of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya river, an amazing Skybar and quality Mediterranean fare with ingredients from the world's best markets. Live jazz music featuring vocalists of international repute, adds to its captivating ambiance for a perfect evening.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

15 Creative & Clever Billboard Advertising Campaigns

Billboards are so ubiquitous in the modern world, many people barely even notice them anymore. So, some advertisers have gotten ultra-creative with their outdoor advertising, relying on eye-catching imagery and unusual proportions to grab the attention of the public. From shocking props like sliced pigeons to a billboard you can eat, these 15 clever advertising campaigns expand outside the box to interact with the world outside.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Most Amazing Hot Spring's In The world

How many of you like bathing in hot spring? How many of you have been to the place listed below. Don’t miss them if you have a chance to see those amazing places.

1.Grand Prismatic Spring
The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States, and the third largest in the world, next to those in New Zealand. It is located in the Midway Geyser Basin.The vivid colors in the spring are the result of pigmented bacteria in the microbial mats that grow around the edges of the mineral-rich water. The bacteria produce colors ranging from green to red; the amount of color in the microbial mats depends on the ratio of chlorophyll to carotenoids. In the summer, the mats tend to be orange and red, whereas in the winter the mats are usually dark green. The center of the pool is sterile due to extreme heat.

Friday, March 19, 2010

5 Most Strangest Tunnels

A tunnel is typically an underground passageway, built in an effort to address the growing needs of roads, highways and bridges to handle a large volume of traffic. The exact definition of a tunnel has been twitched many times in the past. Irrespective of that, tunnels are the results accomplished by a magnificent feat of engineering, with boring giant holes in mountains, or laying several feet of pathway under the ocean. Let us have a look at the world’s strangest tunnels-

Channel Tunnel

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Five of the World’s most dangerous rivers

The sight of a river fascinates everyone. We always think about a river as calm flowing water that brushes more than stones at the bottom of the river. May be we envision some fishes in it too. Whatever we think, not all the rivers are calm, and there are some dangerous rivers in the globe as well.

Let’s have a look at 5 of the World’s most dangerous rivers.

1. Amazon River
Amazon River: The first to top the list is the Amazon River. The Amazon River located in South America is the largest and most dangerous river in the world because of its length, width and sheer volume. It accounts for about 20% of the world’s river flow into the oceans. Because of its vast dimensions, it is sometimes called the River Sea. It is so big that there aren’t any two points which can be crossed by a bridge. It is more than 150 feet deep. During a flood season, the Amazon widens to cover its banks and the islands in the middle of the river. The Amazon River is known for high tidal waves as well.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives

Eduardo Ravelo
 Eduardo Ravelo (Possibly born October 13, 1968[1]) — also known as Tablas— was indicted in Texas in 2008 for his involvement in racketeering activities, conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, and conspiracy to possess heroin, cocaine and marijuana with the intent to distribute. On October 20, 2009 he was named by the FBI as the 493rd fugitive to be placed on the Ten Most Wanted list.
Ravelo heads the Barrio Azteca gang operating out of Juarez, Mexico. In addition to the charges in the 2008 indictment, Ravelo and his gang members are allegedly hit men for a Mexican drug cartel and are responsible for multiple homicides. Ravelo is described by the FBI as “a ruthless killer who has absolutely no respect for human life.”His alleged criminal activities began in 2003. The reward for information leading to Ravelo’s capture is $100,000.(Link)
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Eduardo Ravelo.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wally Hermès floating island luxury yacht

WHY Wally-Hermès Yachts
all images courtesy Hermès
WHY Wally-Hermès Yachts is the new company created by french luxury brand 
Hermès and monaco based yacht maker Wally, dedicated to a new lifestyle of living on the sea. designing a boat with a new concept is not an utopia. at every turn the yacht offers maximum space, durability and cutting-edge technologies. the exchange with Wally and Hermès was rooted deeply in terms of know how and sharing the same philosophy of this new concept. Hermès was involved in every step of the process from concept to realization, considering both the outside and inside were just one of the many things. as always just like with all their designs they paid special attention to detail, developing the overall architecture of the vessel evaluating issues of speed and spaciousness.

Monday, March 15, 2010

The 5 World’s Biggest Prison Riots

Often associated with seizure of control, violence, prison riots are extreme ways in which prison inmates voice their grievances against prison administrators, authorities. Prisoners resort to such manner when they believe that only a defiance or disorder can get their unfair condition noticed by public and government. Some of the riots in the history have made correction practitioners take measures to prevent any such activity from occurring.
Let’s have a look at five of the biggest prison rites:

New Mexico Penitentiary Riot
The New Mexico Penitentiary Riot, which took place on February 2 and February 3, 1980, in the state’s maximum security prison south of Santa Fe, was one of the most violent prison riots in the history of the American correctional system: 33 inmates died and more than 200 inmates were treated for injuries. None of the 12 officers taken hostage were killed, but seven were treated for injuries caused by beatings and rapes.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

World's Most Dangerous Countries

15. Georgia/North Caucasus, Russia
The country Georgia and bordering Russian provinces in the North Caucasus region continue to be unstable in the wake of Moscow's advances last summer. Islamic militants and criminal gangs are now fighting for a land wracked by poverty and governmental heavy-handedness. To make matters worse, Russian authorities are preparing for the release of thousands of inmates who are completing lengthy sentences for violent crimes committed during the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

12 Sci Fi Surprises of the year 2009

Over the years, Sci Fi flicks have given us many a gadget to drool upon. And along the way, many gadgets, which were fat first a preserve of the movies, became an integral part of our daily lives. In this feature, we bring you a few oh-so-wow gadgets that could soon change the way we live. Sit back and enjoy the show.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Top 10 most expensive homes from around the world

Price - $1 billion

The gizmo-filled posh pad, named “Antilla,” is a 27-story, 40,000 sq/ft tower that belongs to the head of Mumbai-based petrochemical giant Reliance Industries. The building will stand 570-ft tall above the ground and will have 400,000 sq. ft. of interior space. The home has six stories of parking space alone after which the living quarters with nine elevators and a host of storage rooms and lounges begin. Mostly glass, it has a staff of 600 servants, but at the rate this palatial home is getting blinged out, we won’t be entirely surprised if the number increased by a couple of hundreds more!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Top 10: iPhone Travel Apps

Though most iPhone owners may view their device as a critical tool for handling the details of their everyday lives, thanks to a bevy of incredibly useful applications, this pocket-size wonder can also be a tremendous help whenever it's time to get up and go. Spanning the entire gamut of the trip -- from packing to making your flight to finding a hotel to changing money -- these 10 apps will, without question, improve your overall travel experience. In fact ,we're willing to bet after one trip you'll start to wonder how you ever managed to travel without them.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Most Strangest Glass Box Balcony Of The World

If you're scared of heights, it may be time to look away now.
Not content with having the tallest building in America, the owners of Sears Tower in Chicago have installed four glass box viewing platforms which stick out of the building 103 floors up.
The balconies are suspended 1,353 feet in the air and jut out four feet from the building's Skydeck.
Floating on air: Visitors get their first view from The Ledge, four glass balconies suspended from the 103rd floor of Chicago's Sears Tower

l'hélicoptère par hermès

If the black-and-white Versace helicopter wasn't your color scheme check out l'Hélicoptère par Hermès, a Eurocopter EC 135 helicopter designed by the French luxury brand in rich brown with classic Hermes orange accents. The EC135 is a twin engined multimission helicopter which can hold five passengers plus a pilot and luggage. The gorgeous interior has Hermès calf leather seats and leather trimmed controls and the entire cabin is enclosed in Hermès canvas and comes with binoculars so the passengers can view the scenery from above. I particularly love the neat little cubbies for your reading material. Certification is expected by next summer and there are already several interested buyers but they will have to wait until next October for their new toy.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Moving houses: Living on wheels!

At HomeQN, we love to introduce our readers to incredible housing structures. First the amazing stone houses, then the Glass houses and today, we are here with the houses on wheels. Mobility is something which is most talked about in today’s gadgetry world. Dwellings are no longer behind in the battle of mobility and offer a truly progressive living. Home on wheels hit the list when we talk about the mobility and portability. Here are some of the best moving houses.

La Tomatina Fight Festival 2009

La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Buñol in the Valencia region of Spain. Tens of thousands of participants come from all over the world to fight in a brutal battle where more than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets in exactly one hour.
The week-long festival features music, parades, dancing, and fireworks. On the night before, participants of the festival compete in a paella cooking contest. It is tradition for the women to wear all white and the men to wear no shirts. This festival started in a casual way in 1945, but wasn't officially recognized until 1952.
Approximately 20,000–50,000 tourists come to find out more about the tomato fight, multiply by several times Buñol's normal population of slightly over 9,000. There is limited accommodation for people who come to La Tomatina, and thus many participants stay in Valencia and travel by bus or train to Buñol, about 38 km outside the city. In preparation for the dirty mess that will ensue, shopkeepers use huge plastic covers on their storefronts in order to protect them. They also use about 150,000 tomatoes, just about 90,000 pounds.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

22 Photos of World’s Craziest Mud Festival 2009

The Boryeong Mud Festival is an annual festival which takes place during the summer in Boryeong, South Korea. The first Mud Festival was staged in 1998 and, by 2006, the festival attracted 1.5 million visitors to Boryeong.
The mud is dug up near Boryeong, trucked to the Daecheon beach area, and dumped at a 'Mud Experience Land'. The mud is considered rich in minerals and used to manufacture cosmetics.
Some of the final weekend participants are foreign tourists, and especially American GIs, but most of the participants during the week are Koreans, attracted by clever marketing by the town. The town fathers and mothers discovered that the mud is more lucrative as a tourist attraction than using the muddy fields for agriculture.The economy generated from the festival supports the many hotels and restaurants along the waterway and several blocks inland. There is also a great deal to see and do in the vicinity and a free tourist bus takes visitors to local sites, including an impressive coal mine and a famous Buddhist shrine.
In 2008 the festival took place between 12-20 July. In 2009 it took place from July 11-19.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

10 Strangest Restaurants Of The World

Sushi Restaurant Los Angeles
Located in the heart of West Hollywood on Sunset strip this “Adults Only” Sushi restaurant, bar and lounge is equal parts exotic and delicious. Putting a new spin on sushi is an understatement. Where else could you order Nyotaimori “body sushi”? Which is the practice of eating sashimi or sushi from the body of a women or man. The food never touches the model and is presented on banana leaves draped artfully on the body.Well this is the only first one and after a little jump you will find some more strange and unusual restaurants of the world.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The World’s Top 5 Criminal Tattoos

Throughout modern history, Tattoos have been associated with Criminality. Over the centuries tattoos have been the indelible marks of royalty, of loyalty to a gang, of religious devotion and pledges of love. Among criminals, Tattoos can be used to show membership of gangs and record the wearer’s personal history – such as his or her skills, specialties, accomplishments and convictions. They are also used as means of personal expression. Of late certain designs have been developed to recognize coded meaning. The code systems can be quite complex and, because of the nature of what they encode, they are often not widely recognized.Bellow is list with no specific order:
Mara Salvatrucha Tattoos 
Mara Salvatrucha a.k.a  MS, Mara, and MS-13 is a criminal gang that began to operate in Los Angeles in the 1980s. The MS has spread across the United States and Central America with startling speed, boasting tens of thousands of members. They deal ruthlessly with competing gangs and any members who display disloyalty, often leaving a trail of dismembered corpses in their wake. They are poised to surpass the Mafia as the country’s most organized criminal network. And by operating within the insular Central American immigrant communities, the Mara Salvatrucha has been able to easily elude law enforcement agencies. Many Mara Salvatrucha members cover themselves in tatoos. Common markings include “MS”,”13″, “Salvatrucha”, the “Devil Horns”, the name of their clique.(Link)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Top 10 Modern Addictions

 Celebrities and addiction continue to be media’s favorite cocktail. But it’s not the Courtney Loves and Nicole Richies that excites them anymore. Alcoholics and drug addicts do get coverage on the inside pages and the last sections of news bulletins, but the headlines have now been grabbed by other modern addictions.
Don’t we all want updates on Tigers Woods’ sex addiction, Lindsay Lohan’s shopping sprees and Donatella Versace’s “want-to-look-like-an-alien” addiction? Sorry, we messed up with Versace- addiction to plastic surgery would be a more apt description.
But it’s not just the celebrities bringing these addictions to the headlines, are you a victim to any of the ten listed below?

10. Workaholism (Work Addiction)

Workaholics often earn respect in the modern commercial world, where every second is your chance to earn more. But this excessive commitment to labor draws every bit of energy from the addict. The lines between hard work and workaholism begin to blur. Workaholics, like other addicts, get a reality jolt only when something critical happens to their health and relationships.
In Japan, they have a word for that fatal blow. It’s called Karoshi or “death by overwork”. The phenomenon created a stir when in 1980’s a few Japanese executives died without any history of illness.
Workaholic Anonymous, a self-help group, provides a 12-step treatment plan for workaholics.

Weird Architecture – Strange & Unique Buildings in the USA

Architecture is an important part of travel.  It is the postcard out your window that lets you know you are here.  You’ve arrived.  You know you are in Russia when surrounded by onion domes, New York when you can only see skyscrapers and Seattle when you can’t see anything because there is rain in your eyes.  That’s the role of architecture, and to a lesser extent, weather.

Here is a group of ten fantastic, incredible and weirdly, wonderful buildings in the U.S. that are worthy of a visit if you are on vacation or just happen to be in the neighborhood.  More than one of them make me think of Star Wars.

Longaberager corporate Headquarters is a picnic basket.
1. Let’s start with my favorite which is found in Newark, Ohio, the picnic basket aka Longaberger corporate headquartersThis fanciful creation was the dream of the Longaberger Basket company’s founder Dave Longaberger.  It is said, most people (employees, bankers, architects and builders) didn’t take him seriously at the time.  I wonder why.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

19 Weird but Real Gadgets and Gizmos

Take a walk on tech's wild side with some of the strangest, most original, and most bizarre gadgets you've ever seen. We've got vacuums for your lawn, swimwear that can charge your iPod, and grenades that don't explode but still go boom. 

Grassy Charging Station

 Think Geek has a great little solution that organizes your gadgets and brings a little bit of green into your office. The Grassy Lawn Charging Station uses soft artificial grass to cushion your camera, smartphone, or iPod while they're charging. The cables sit underneath the grass in a hidden compartment, and all you need to do is run your extension cord into the base of the charging station. Get it from Think Geek for $25.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Top 10 Most Dangerous Roads in the World

At one time or another, most drivers encounter unsafe road conditions. Hazards can appear in many different forms; for instance, poor weather, drunk drivers, and simple human error can all complicate an otherwise uneventful journey. On the other hand, sometimes the condition of the road itself can put your life in jeopardy.

Some of the following roads appear normal, but actually have high death rates. Others just look outrageously insane. And, of course, some roads fall into both categories.

This list is dedicated to all the white-knuckled, terrified drivers who are forced to brave dangerous roads – and to all the crazies who navigate them for fun.

1. Old Yungas Road (Bolivia)
According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, the title for World’s Most Dangerous Road goes to Bolivia’s old Yungas Road, which twists and turns for about 40 miles between the capital city of La Paz and the town of Coroico in the Yungas jungle region. If other roads seem risky, the old Yungas Road is nothing less than a suicide mission.

Stunning Pictures Of Animals Inside Womb

These amazing embryonic animal photographs of dolphins, sharks, dogs, penguins and elephants are from a new National Geographic Documentary called “Extraordinary Animals in the Womb”. The show’s producer, Peter Chinn, used a combination of three-dimensional ultrasound scans, computer graphics and tiny cameras to capture the process from conception to birth. They are the most detailed embryonic animal pictures ever seen.
10 Photos

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Hottest Celebrities on Twitter

Does Your Favorite Celebrity Have a Twitter Page?
Are your favorite celebrities tweeting on Twitter pages? Everyone from Britney Spears to John Mayer is jumping on the Twitter bandwagon. Does your favorite celebrity have a Twitter page? Find out how to follow celebrities on Twitter right here.
Britney Spears 
Britney Spears uses Twitter to thank her fans for their constant support and keep them updated. She posts new photos of herself with the kids and talks about going bowling with her dancers after shows. She mentions going on regular shopping sprees, spending time with the family, and rehearsing her music.
Follow Britney Spears on Twitter

10 Crazy Celebrity Hairstyles

Check out this gallery of celebrities with some of the wildest hairstyles in Hollywood. From Gwen Stefani's blonde swirl to Amy Winehouse and her beehive hairdo, the stars sure do love to express their creativity.

1.Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani has found success in everything from singing to fashion design. As we've all seen by the paparazzi photos, her sons are quite possibly two of the best dressed children in all of Hollywood. While she gets points for creativity, I'm not sure that this hairstyle is one of her best.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sleep Boxes: Coming to an Airport Near You?

It's hard not to get excited about Sleepbox, an office workstation and resting pod designed for public places like train stations, airports and bus terminals. These small pods are rental units that provide travelers peace and quite as well as a place to work. More aggressive urban areas may even consider these for use on the streets or as a solution for the homeless. Sleepbox comes equipped with wi-fi, electric plugs, TV, a ventilation system and charging sockets for cell phones. The bed linen is changed automatically to ensure proper hygiene standards are kept. Currently, there is construction of these units in the Dubai airport with hopefully more places to follow. More information: here.

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