Monday, May 31, 2010

Miss USA 2010

Miss Michigan Rima Fakih is crowned MISS USA 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

World’s Tallest Model

At 2 meters and 5 centimeters (6 ft 7 in), Eve may be an incredibly tall, but she’s also incredibly hot. Yup, I do have a thing for “taller than thou” babes.

Eve, a successful American model and the tallest model in the world will grace the cover of Zoo Weekly, an Australian men’s magazine, with her extraordinary physique. This the first time a woman of her size appears on the front of such a publication and to better show off her tallness, she posed beside a 1.62 meters-tall Australian model.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sania Bhabi Gutka

SANIA BHABHI has become quite popular in Pakistan. The tennis star and Pak cricketer Shoaib Malik’s bride has appeared on packets of a gutka brand in the country.

Friday, May 28, 2010

The girl who sneezes 12,000 times a day has doctors baffled

Lauren Johnson is a typical 12-year-old girl - except that she can't stop sneezing.
It is so bad that she sneezes up to 20 times a minute, or 12,000 times a day.
The non-stop sneezing began two weeks ago when Lauren from Virginia in the U.S. caught a cold.
Lauren can't go to school and is even struggling to eat.
Lauren Johnson, 12, can't stop sneezing
Lauren Johnson, 12, can't stop sneezing
Lauren Johnson, 12, can't stop sneezing
The sneeze: Lauren Johnson is like this 12,000 times a day

The only relief she gets is when she falls asleep each night. Her condition has left doctors baffled.

During a five-minute interview on the Today Show in the U.S. Lauren sneezed hundreds of times, her speech interrupted every few seconds.

The 12-year-old - dubbed the 'Gesundheit Girl' said: 'I can't stop.
'I thought it wouldn't last this long but it's been two weeks now.'

She said she is not in pain - simply in discomfort.
'It's primarily the sneezing,' she added.
'Maybe I'll get a raw nose from the tissues but that's it.'
Lauren with her mother Lynn Johnson on the Today Show in a bid to find someone who might be able to cure her non-stop sneezing

One expert believes she is suffering from a syndrome known as 'machine gun sneezing', in which victims sneeze incessantly.
Lauren told the Today Show that she felt 'miserable'.

'It's been a long two weeks. I've seen my friends here and there but I haven't been to school.'

Her mother, Lynn Johnson, has spent the past week going to a variety of doctors looking for a diagnosis and relief for her daughter - and has now gone on television in a bid to find a cure or a specialist who can help.

They have tried 11 different medications so far.

'Life for her has stopped. Everybody is baffled. Nobody really knows how to treat it,' Ms Johnson said.

She added: 'It turns off when she sleeps. Only in a deep REM sleep it turns off.'

Lauren and Lynn Johnson on the Today Show talking about her sneezing

They tried hypnosis but it did not work.

Lauren has also seen a therapist in case a psychological factor is triggering the physical reaction.

She has been unable to go to school because it puts other students off - and she struggles to eat between sneezes.

Lauren told a local news website: 'The hard part is missing school and when people stare.

'It's very hard.'

Doctors believe it may be that she is suffering from an 'irretractable psychogenic disorder' that could be triggered by stress.

Her mother added: 'There's less than 40 cases ever documented ever in the entire world. Nobody really knows how to treat it, what's going to work, and even in the cases where it might have worked or turned the sneezing off for awhile, a lot of times it comes back again and then you're right back to where you started.'

Neither Lauren nor her mother say she is stressed out.

Her sneezing is not contagious.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Eco friendly pest control

You don't have to suffer with pests or harm the environment trying to get rid of them just to enjoy all of the outdoor activities of the season. There are many eco-friendly ways to approach pest control, whether the problem is slugs on your patio or a snake in the pool. We no longer have to rely on harsh chemicals to enjoy the summer.

Natural Insect Repellants



Cedar oil is a natural, non-toxic insect repellent. It can be used to repel mosquitoes, fleas, ants, cockroaches and other insects. It's safe for your skin and even has a pleasant smell. Pets and pet bedding can also be treated with cedar oil to control fleas. Citronella oil is another natural mosquito repellent and is often used in outdoor candles, while the Mosquito Plant, or Citrosa Geranium, is often grown on patios for its mosquito-repelling qualities.

Beneficial Insects



Beneficial insects are natural predators of other insects that can cause damage in the garden. Live specimens and eggs are available commercially, but by providing a favorable habitat through plantings that provide cover for these insects, you can attract them to your property. Create the right environment and you can have an army of beneficial insects go to work for you.

Solar-Powered Repellents



Solar powered pest control products are a relatively new green product on the market. Solar panels on the top of the unit collect energy from the sun while the spike is buried underground. The device periodically shakes, sending vibrations through the ground to disturb and frighten animals. Models are available to repel moles and other vermin and at least one company makes a solar powered snake repellent. However, many gardeners are happy to see snakes in the garden, as they are natural predators of the smaller mammals that cause the most damage.

Humane Relocation: Trap and Release


A very humane way of dealing with a pest problem is the trap and release method. There are a variety of no-kill traps available to safely capture an unwanted animal so that it can be relocated in the wild. Special care must be taken when relocating animals to ensure their survival. They should be relocated early in the day to an area that provides plenty of food, water and shelter. Glue traps are also available to help capture and relocate snakes. When it is time to release the snake, vegetable or mineral oil loosens the glue.

Wash Bad Bugs Away



Aphids can often be removed from ornamental plants simply with a blast of water from the hose. The tiny mouths of the aphids remain stuck to the plant, while the bodies wash away. To control scale and other parasitic insects in the garden, Neem oil or insecticidal soap can be sprayed directly on the plant and insect-infestation. These products are safe for the plants and the environment.

Banish Snails and Slugs



Snails and slugs can destroy delicate plants overnight. These soft-bodied pests come out after dark and wreak havoc in the garden. To control the population, a shallow dish of beer can be placed among the plants that need protection. Slugs especially love beer and will fall in and drown. Diatomaceous earth and crushed eggshells sprinkled among plants also help prevent slug and snail damage as they will not cross a barrier that will damage their soft undersides.

Attract Birds



Many wild birds are natural predators of the insects we wish to eliminate. You can attract wild birds to your home by creating a favorable habitat for them. By providing water in a bird bath, hanging bird feeders filled with food for the bird species you wish to attract and planting brightly colored flowering plants for hummingbirds, who like nectar, you can lure birds in to do your dirty work for you – naturally.

Skunks: Handle with Caution



If you have a skunk problem, there may be no pleasant way to solve it. Baby skunks have a functioning scent gland from the time they are born, so care must be taken not to startle them. Skunks are nocturnal animals and usually will visit you in the night to find a meal. You can discourage skunk activity on your property by making sure all garbage is secure inside a lidded trash can and putting away all petfood before turning in for the night.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Powerful Volcanic Eruptions

Volcanoes are some of the most amazing natural formations in the world. When these sleeping powerhouses wake up they can literally blow their tops. As the ash and lava settles, any damage and destruction the eruption has left behind can be evaluated. In ideal circumstances, people and structures are protected at a safe distance and the firey beauty of the volcanic eruption can be observed, filmed and photographed.

Kilauea: A Name That Just Spews Confidence


Considered by most to be the world's most active volcano, Mt. Kilauea in Hawaii certainly lives up to its name. Meaning "spewing" or "much spreading," Kilauea has been continually erupting since early 1983. Not including its current activity, Mt. Kilauea has erupted 33 times since 1952, leaving lava trails and spectacular images in the process.

Timing Is Everything with Chile's Chaiten Volcano


Located in the Gulf of Corcovado in Southern Chile, the Chaiten Volcano is currently in an eruptive phase that began in early May 2008. According to some researchers, the Chaiten Volcano last erupted in 7420 B.C. (+/-75 years). Not only has the Chaiten Volcano woke from its slumber, it's gone off at some quite interesting times. Note the captivating photos showing the volcano letting out some stress during the middle of a thunderstorm.

Tonga, Tonga


On March 19, 2009, a submarine volcano near Tonga in the South Pacific Ocean began shooting smoke, steam and ash into the air. Taking place between the twin islands of Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha'apai, the appropriately named Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano was so powerful that it created a new land surface. While it thankfully did not put any lives at risk during its eruption, the volcano did leave Hunga Ha'apai covered in black ash.

Smoker's Delight: Mount Etna in Sicily

Mount Etna

With a summit elevation of 10,922 feet, Mount Etna is one of the largest active volcanoes in Europe and helps define the natural beauty of Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Believed to be the oldest active volcano in the world, Mt. Etna has erupted a handful of times this decade. In the 1970s and earlier this decade, Etna erupted smoke rings, an extremely rare event.

"The Perfect Cone": The Mayon Volcano in the Philippines


Renowned for its almost perfect conical shape and overall beauty, Mount Mayon is located on the Philippine island of Luzon. The Mayon Volcano has erupted nearly 50 times in the last 400 years. One of its more famous eruptions occurred in June 1897, when the Mayon Volcano rained fire for seven straight days.

Hell's Bells: Iceland's Hekla


While not the largest formation around at 4,892 feet, the stratovolcano Hekla has certainly intimidated Icelanders, who have dubbed it the "Gateway to Hell" since the Middle Ages. Hekla has erupted more than 20 times since the year 874, which is pretty modest when compared to other volcanoes in this article. Its last eruption was in February 2000.