Saturday, August 30, 2014

Beauval Zoo, France

Zoo Park Beauval in central France is a tourist attraction no one should miss to see. You can see some rare animals including white lions and white tigers. There are 410 big cats in this zoo. You can start your visit as early as 9am and leave at nightfall. In this zoo 160 babies are born each year. This zoo was opened in 1980 so can you count the number of baby-animals that came into world in this zoo.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hildegard von Bingens prophecies

St Hildegard – a polymath nun from the 12th century was very well known for her incredible contributions to classical music and literature, she is not so well known for her prophesies (of which there were many). In one prediction it appears she is referring to the destruction of the United States: “”Before the Comet comes, many nations, the good excepted, will be scoured with want and famine. The great nation in the ocean that is inhabited by people of different tribes and descent by an earthquake, storm and tidal waves will be devastated. It will be divided, and in great part submerged. That nation will also have many misfortunes at sea, and lose its colonies in the east through a Tiger and a Lion. The Comet by its tremendous pressure, will force much out of the ocean and flood many countries, causing much want and many plagues. [After the] great Comet, the great nation will be devastated by earthquakes, storms, and great waves of water, causing much want and plagues. The ocean will also flood many other countries, so that all coastal cities will live in fear, with many destroyed. All sea coast cities will be fearful and many of them will be destroyed by tidal waves, and most living creatures will be killed and even those who escape will die from a horrible disease.” She also predicted that peace would return to Earth when the French throne is restored (very interesting when you consider that it had not been destroyed at that time).

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tasmanian Devils

These famously ornery but truly misunderstood marsupials suffer through one of the harshest struggles of any newborn in nature; the female gives birth to up to FIFTY young at a time, but almost all of them are doomed to die. No larger than grains of rice, the young “joeys” are blind, hairless, slimy and almost maggot-like. As soon as they’re born, it’s a grueling, groping race to mother’s pouch – three inches away – where they will find only four teats. The first four to bite down on a nipple will remain there for the next three months, while the rest of their brothers and sisters starve to death within minutes.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Expansion into the West

In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase turned America’s attention to the west. The American government had no idea what it had bought from France, so President Thomas Jefferson got Congress to set aside $2,500 for an expedition, just weeks after the transaction was completed. It was to be led by US Army Captain Mariwether Lewis, who selected William Clark as his partner. They left St. Louis in May 1804 with 3 sergeants and 22 soldiers, as well as volunteers, interpreters and Clark’s slave. They began by heading up the Missouri River and wintering at Fort Mandan (now the site of Bismark, North Dakota). In the spring they continued to the headwaters of the river and then crossed the Continental Divide before following the Clearwater, Snake and Columbia Rivers west to the Pacific. At the mouth of the Columbia they built Fort Clatsop, which later became Astoria, Oregon. On their return journey, they split into three groups after crossing the Rockies to map more land. They reunited near where the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers converged and continued together to St. Louis. They arrived in St. Louis to a heroes’ welcome on September 23, 1806. Their 28-month journey proved that there was no transcontinental water route and they brought back a treasure trove of information, including maps of their route, descriptions of Plains Indian culture and observations of the environment.

The Guides

Lewis and Clark were guided from Fort Mandan (Bismark) by a young Shoshone Indian woman named Sacagawea. She guided the expedition thousands of miles carrying her infant son, Jean Baptiste on her back. Her knowledge and her relationship with her people were an invaluable addition to their mission.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fish-Swallowing Festival

At the outset, let us make it clear that this is not your “regular” food festival. Yes, the festival involves consuming fish but the difference is that they are still alive! The last Sunday of every February, residents of Geraardsbergen in Belgium celebrate during the Krakelingen festival, which commemorates an unsuccessful siege of the city. Besides throwing bread rolls, the locals gulp down small wriggling gray fishes called grondeling soaked in red wine. The ceremony draws protests from animal rights activists who want to substitute live fish with fish-shaped marzipan.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Girls Profiles from Indian matrimonial sites


Don’t know how true it is… BUT ITS FUNNY J

This is Ultimate….. I bet after reading u may want to try “SELF-SUICIDE”….

['self- ' ???...this is just a beginning]…HAPPY JOURNEY !

Below are profiles taken from .These are actual ads on a matrimony site.

Grammar and spelling errors have no place in these profile description as everything is-

Straight from the heart!

[watch out for the final few ones!

English lovers TAKE CARE ]

Hello To Viewers My Name is Gundumani , I am single i dont have male,If  any one whant to marrie to me u can visite to my ho me . I am not a good education but i working all field in bangalore .. if u like me u welco me to my heart… when ever u whant to me et pls visit my resident

or send u letter..


yours Regards ~*~

(Truly yours)


i want very simple boy. from brahmin educated family from Orissa state

she is also know about RAMAYAN, GEETA BHAGABATA, and other ho me work

What Ho me work???


I am a happy-go-lucky kind of person. Enjoys every mo me nts of life. I

love to make friendship. Becauese friendship is a first step of love.

I am looking for my dreamboy who will love me more than i. Because i

love myself a lot. If u think that is u then why to late co me on

……..hold my hand forever !!!

(The dil effect)


i am simple girl. I have lot of problem in my life because of my

luck. now
i am looking one boy he care me and love me lot lot lot

(I don’t know why but this is one of my favorites)


i want a boy with no drinks if he wants he can wear jeans in house but

while steping out of house he should give recpect to our cast

(???????????????? What the hell…)








(all of us are loughing {laughing})


whatever he may be but he should feel that he is going to be so me one

groom and he must think of the future life if he is toolike this he

would be called the man of the lamp

(I am clueless, I feel so lost. Can anyone tell me what this girl wants)

Infact she doesn’t know wat she wants ?.. ? A LAMP ? ?


i love my patner i marriage the patner ok i search my patner and I

love the patner ok thik hai the patner has a graduate ok

(I am again clueless but I liked the use of ‘ok’. The person is

Suffering from ‘Ok-syndro me ‘)


iam pranati my family histoy my two brother two sister and father &

Mother. sister completely married

(so me body please explain how to get married

( Confused ????? )


my na me is devi and i am unmarried. pleaes you marrige me

pleaes pleaes pleaes pleaes pleaes pleaes pleaes

Height of desperation!


iam kanandevi. i do own sistar.he was marred.

(No com me nts)

(Plz for gods sake ask so me body’s help in framing sentence )


hello i am a good charactarised woman. i want to run my life happily.

i divorced my first husband. his charactor is not good’. i expect the

good minded and clean habits boy who may be in the sa me caste or other

caste accepted …

(but credit cards not accepted..???)

(Perhaps Debit Cards accepted ?…)


I am Sharmila my colour is black, but my heart is white. i like social



(Gosh!!!!!!!! she knows her heart color)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Dwarf Family - 1

The Kotzian family from Thornton, Colorado like other people with dwarfism (a rare genetic disorder of bone growth), has worked very hard to overcome social and physical barriers and can now live normal lives. The Kotzians work with Little People of America. It’s the only dwarfism support organization that helps little persons across the US. They went through a lot as there are many Americans who treat little persons like a circus act.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Centralia, Pennsylvania

The town of Centralia, Pennsylvania is a location that was built around the coal mining industry. In the past, the area was served by two separate railroads. However, all rail services ended in 1966 when the coal mining industry went out of business. Centralia once held seven churches, five hotels, twenty-seven saloons, two theatres, a bank, a post office, and fourteen general stores. In 1962 a fire was ignited in one of the large mines below Centralia. The fire quickly spread throughout the vast mining system, ultimately making the town practically uninhabitable.

It is not fully understood how the fire was started, but one theory suggests that the event occurred in May of 1962 when the Centralia Borough Council hired five people to clean up the town landfill, which was located in an abandoned strip-mine pit. The men did not extinguish the fire correctly and it spread through a hole in the rock pit and then into the abandoned coal mines beneath Centralia. In the late 1960s and 1970s dozens of town residents were hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning. Sink holes began to appear in the city limits and steam ports were often reported.


The town’s population has dwindled from over 1,000 residents in 1981 to 12 in 2005, and 9 in 2007. Centralia is now the least-populous municipality in Pennsylvania. In 1984, the U.S. Congress allocated more than $42 million for relocation efforts and most people accepted a buyout and moved. In 1992, all property in the borough was claimed under eminent domain by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This means the government took ownership of all land in the town.

In 2002 the U.S. Post Office revoked Centralia’s zip code. Few homes remain standing in Centralia and most of the abandoned buildings have been demolished by humans or nature. The borough is littered with signs warning of unstable ground and carbon monoxide poisoning. Smoke and steam can be seen rising from various locations in the town. The underground fire is still burning and will continue to do so for a predicted 250 more years. Interestingly, Centralia was the inspiration for the 1991 cult film Nothing But Trouble, which was written by Dan Aykroyd.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Burger Museum

If you spent all day thinking of the unusual items that people collect, we bet you'd never think of hamburgers. Harry Sperl, a German immigrant living in America (where else?), has collected more than one thousand hamburger-related items. including a hamburger waterbed and a hamburger motorcycle. The collection includes more than 500 different hamburgers and some pretty unusual burger material. There are banks, biscuit jars, clocks, hats, trays, erasers, badges, magnets, music boxes, a pencil holder, salt and pepper shakers and, of course, the waterbed, which is complete with a sesame seed covered spread and matching pillows. There are signs, posters, glasses, cups, bowls, stuffed toys, T-shirts, towels, calendars and postcards. Most of the material was picked up at flea markets and garage sales, where Harry trawled for burgers with friend and fellow enthusiast Ron Baynton. When Baynton decided to give up collecting hamburgers, Harry bought his collection and added it to his own.