Sunday, 25 May 2014

Scientists discover 'one weird trick' used by ancient Egyptians to build the pyramids

There are many mind blowing things about the pyramids, from the fact that Cleopatra lived closer to the Moon Landings than the construction of the Great Pyramid to the idea that they remained the tallest man-made structures on Earth for more than 3,800 years.                            
                                                                                                                                                                   However, one of the most basic and staggering facts about these colossal constructions is that they were even built in the first place. Just how did the ancient Egyptians shift stones weighing as much as 2.5-tonnes with technology no more complex than a sledge?
Now, a group of physicists say that they’ve uncovered that ‘one weird trick’ that helped ancient engineers drag the huge stones across the desert. The magic ingredient? A little water.
Researchers from the University of Amsterdam and the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter found that by wetting the ground in front of their sledges, ancient Egyptians would have been able to pull large blocks of stones and statues across the desert read more

Is this the real life Alien? Worm explodes out of body of praying mantis

 This unbelievable footage shows the gruesome moment a worm bursts through the dead corpse of a praying mantis in a scene akin to the classic Sci-Fi film .
The video shows the praying mantis walking across the floor while the person holding the camera prods it before killing it with insect repellant. 
But seconds later something can be seen moving at the rear of the insect and then a huge worm bursts out and wriggles across the floor.
Experts shown the video by German newspaper Bild said it was clearly a parasite that had been eating alive the praying mantis.
They said it appeared to be a horsehair worm or Nematomorpha.
The praying mantis is a protected insect in Germany where it is extremely rare but it is not clear where the video was shot. read more

Strippers, skeletons and the Grim Reaper: Weird and wonderful gnomes taking over UK

Gnome comforts: The garden ornaments are flying off virtual shelves
Who doesn't love a garden gnome? But, it seems, our passion for the funny little men in red hats has now spiralled to new heights.
Sales of the cheery critters on eBay have soared by an astonishing 400% in the last month. But we're not just talking about the traditional kind, humble fishing rod in hand looking like butter wouldn't melt.
One of the best sellers is 'zombie gnome' – and there's a whole host of other gnomes out there who aren't nearly as innocent-looking as their traditional counterparts.
It's not all gnome sweet gnome any more.
Why a flamingo is the chosen victim of these three hungry zombie gnomes we have no idea – but they seem to be having a great time.
Not sure about the flamingo though.
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Sunday, 18 May 2014

According To Actual Science If You Have Weird Semen, You’re Probably Going To Die Soon

SpermyNobody panic but – okay, maybe panic. In something-that-scientists-actually-studied news, researchers have just determined that if you have weird semen, you’re way more likely to die young than everyone else. Yeah, you. Weird semen guy. I’m talking to you.
Scientists at Stanford University studied the medical records of 12,000 men aged 20 to 50 who’d come in to have their semen analyzed between 1989 and 2011 (for potential infertility reasons, not just for kicks). The team compared semen abnormalities – including sperm volume, count, motility, and shape – with mortality rates and discovered a correlation.
Apparently, men with two or more of these semen abnormalities were more than two times as likely to die during the eight years immediately following their semen analysis, compared to men with “normal” semen. The median age of death for dudes with weird swimmers was 36, despite most of them having better-than-average diet, education, access to health care, and income. The study also took into account health differences, age differences, and unknown diseases – and the results stayed the same.
So I guess you better hope that your semen isn’t abnormal or you’re probably going to die read more

Cricket ball launched to the edge of space for first time

A cricket ball has been launched to the edge of space for the first time.
Footage shows the ball rising from Edgbaston Stadium, in Birmingham, through the clouds and to the upper reaches atmosphere while attached to a helium balloon.
It endured temperatures of -54C and reached a peak altitude of 110,000 feet - three times the cruising height of commercial aeroplanes - before plummeting back to Earth.
The official match ball hurtled back down at 500 mph but thanks to a parachute, it reached the ground safely and intact, landing in almost perfect condition in Newbury, more and watch video

Cat saves boy from dog attack: YouTube video shows family pet rescue child

A brave feline has proven that cats can be just as loyal as man's best friend, by saving its young owner from a dog attack on a California street on Tuesday.
In the footage entitled My cat saved my son, which appears to have been shot by a CCTV camera, a young boy is seen riding his bike on a driveway next to a parked car.
A shot taken from a different angle then shows a sandy-coloured dog trot into view on the opposite side of the stationary vehicle, and run up to the child.
Suddenly, the animal viciously bites into the boy’s leg and drags him from his bike onto the tarmac.
Within seconds, the boy’s cat hurtles towards the dog and chases it away, while the boy’s mother tends to her sonread more

Saturday, 17 May 2014


1-Tower Of London-Raven Master-caring for 7 resident ravens. 2-London Dungeons Actor-to add atmosphere to tourist attraction.3-Swan Maker-welfare of all swans in U.K rivers 4 - Aeroplane Wing-walker-daredevil circus-like act.5-Queens Piper-to play everyday at 9.00 am for 15 minutes  under queen,s window.6-Tea Taster-used to rank teas before  blending. 7- Crown Jeweller-care for jewels and supply royal gems. 8- Window Cleaner for The Gherkin-744 windows takes 9 men  10 days to clean.9 -Beefeater-Queens Yeoman Warders-Tower of  London guides and tourist attraction.10- Intelligence-spies -responsible for countering the threat of terrorism.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Being a zombie is weird for Bevan

In The Flesh star Emily Bevan has revealed that she sometimes feels like an outsider when she is in character.
The actress, who plays spirited zombie Amy Dyer in BBC Three's supernatural drama, admitted she has been on the receiving end of some odd looks while they film on location, but said she doesn't mind because the experience allows her to identify with her character.
"It's quite interesting being dressed as a zombie and standing around in a village in Lancashire. You get a lot of kids go past [looking shocked]," she said.
"Most of the time, you're just like 'Whatever' but sometimes, you think, this is what it feels like to be 'other', really really 'other' and to be pointed and looked at. It was really uncomfortable and that was very useful to experience."
Emily, who stars alongside Luke Newberry in the show, revealed her alter-ego Amy will return to the fictional village of Roarton as a different person than before.
"At the beginning of this series, she's found out that she is part of this organisation that has made her feel good about herself and has given her a sense of purpose," she said.
"There's this incredibly charismatic character, played by Emmet J Scanlan, who she is very under the influence of and who she's excited by. She's coming back stronger to Roarton, newly indoctrinated with a new set of ideologies."
She said the show's success is because it tackles subjects that are familiar: "The characters we are portraying are not glossy and perfect model teenagers. They are confused, and that's very real stuff that people can relate toREAD MORE

Frank review – a weird, wonderful movie that dances to a different beat

If you've ever wondered what would happen if you transplanted the method of Captain Beefheart and the madness of Daniel Johnston into the gigantic papier-mache head of Frank Sidebottom (and frankly, who hasn't?) then this surreally comic – and yet poignant – oddity has the answers. Investing the frame of Chris Sievey's madcap creation with the tortured soul of avant garde rock, Frank manages to get beneath the mask and the skin of its eponymous antihero in a manner that bridges the gap between absurdist laughter and all-too-tender tears. The result is something weird, wonderful, and utterly unique – a cracked classic which takes its place alongside the Barbie-doll animation Superstar and the conjoined twins mockumentary Brothers of the Head in the pantheon of genuinely unexpected pop movies.
The roots of Frank lie in a newspaper article by Jon Ronson detailing his time as keyboard player in Frank Sidebottom's Oh Blimey Big Band. As with The Men Who Stare at Goats, Ronson's real-life reportage provided the springboard for a screenplay (co-written with Peter Straughan) which spins fantastical tall tales from stranger-than-fiction fact. To be clear: this is not the Frank Sidebottom story, in the same way that Todd Haynes'sI'm Not There was not a Bob Dylan biopic. Rather, it inhabits an alternative universe in which mimicry and tribute (the film is dedicated to Sievey) form their own kind of strangely sincere (un)truth; in which characters try on one another's clothes, haircuts, and heads while striving to be somebody else; and in which it's not entirely unusual for someone to be sexually attracted to mannequinsREAD MORE

Man Vs Weird, a sneer-free search for the superhuman

Simon Farnaby
Simon Farnaby with Yang Guanghe, owner of the worlds strongest eye sockets
"I'll never forget the atmosphere in that room as a million volts ripped through his strange body," says Simon Farnaby, reflecting on human electricity conductor Biba Struja. Simon is on a global rummage for people with superhuman powers, and as Biba happily plugs himself into the mains to cook a Serbian sausage with his hands, I think he might have found one.READ MORE

Saturday, 10 May 2014

3d praying mantis


Highwayman Inn,Sourton,edge of Dartmoor is the last place you expect to find Art Deco in a toilet.For a fee which goes towards Devon Air Ambulance men are charged a £1 a pee and woman go free.


When Ozzy Ozbourne  wanted to convert a 17th century barn on his land.He was refused on the grounds  that the barn had Brown Long Eared Bats-endangered species and as you know in 1982 Ozzy  drunkenly bit the head off a live bat as he thought it wars a toy rubber one during a show-Des Moines,IOWA.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Police 'disappointed' to find heroin surprise in Kinder Egg

Police who picked up a Kinder Surprise egg on a Manchester street this week were shocked to find it did not contain a wind-up toy car or a small statue of Snow White, but wraps of crack cocaine and heroin.
It appears dealers were using the snacks' plastic inserts to conceal drugs, with the benign-looking shells transporting illegal substances worth hundreds of pounds.
The capsules were discovered by officers on patrol on St Mary's Hall Road in Crumpsall on Monday, with a Greater Manchester Police spokesman saying it was "a surprise" to find the Class A drugs inside.
According to the BBC, he added that it was a "disappointment" that the egg had not contained a toy.
Police say they want to hear from anyone who may have information about the drugs.
The incident echoes another case of drugs being concealed in mass-produced food items earlier in the year, when a McDonald's read more

Tyler the Creator, Nick Cave, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Katy Perry Cover 1892 Song for Benefit LP

See if you can wrap your head around this one: Today, a benefit album has been released in which Tyler the Creator, Nick Cave, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Katy Perry, Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, and Danny Elfman all perform the same 1892 song, according to The Hollywood Reporter
The song is "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)" and the LP is called The Gay Nineties Old Tyme Music: Daisy Bell. It was put together by Mark Ryden, the artist behind Tyler's Wolfartwork (and covers for Michael JacksonRed Hot Chili PeppersAerosmith, and others). The album has been released as part of his new exhibit "The Gay 90s", which opened today at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles.
The album was pressed on 180-gram red vinyl in a pressing of 999. It costs $99.99, and the proceeds go to Little Kids Rock. Half of the LPs have been made available at the gallery, while the other half will be sold online via Ryden's website on May 13.
Now, enjoy the most famous rendition of "Daisy Bell"read more


Weibo finger trap
An example of the 'finger trap' beauty test
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Forget selfies, social media has a new way of telling you if you are beautiful.
A simple 'finger test' to find out if you are has recently become popular on social networking sites.
If your lips touch your finger after you put it against your chin and nose then you are officially attractive, according to the exam.
The ‘Beauty and Ugliness Identification Method’, as it’s also known, recently became popular on Chinese social network Weibo, with celebrities even trying it out.
But if you fail do not be disheartened experts say it’s not full proof, although they admit it does count.
Speaking to the Mail Online Dr Mark Holmes said: "This is actually a bone fide test for lower facial symmetry and proportions. It is called Rickett’s E-line
"Is it a sign of beauty? That’s a stretch. But part of beauty is determined by symmetry and correct proportions. However, it takes no account of someone’s energy and personality.

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