Saturday, 26 December 2015
There’s no argument that vending machines are awesome. After all, a machine that will let you buy food and drinks without having to interact with a human being is really where all (or at least most) technology should be headed. Apparently, the very first vending machine was referenced by a first-century Greek mathematician who talked about a machine that dispensed holy water. While we’ve come a long way since then, some of these examples of weird and wonderful vending machines from around the world will make you question whether society’s actually advanced at all.READ MORE -http://www.gadgette.com/2015/12/24/10-weird-things-you-can-buy-from-vending-machines
Saturday, 19 December 2015
If you travel to the 15th-century monastery town of Sergiyev Posad on the outskirts of Moscow, drive down a couple of dirt roads and take a sharp left after the pink house with a giant hammer-and-sickle flag out front, you’ll see an unassuming green gate with signs warning of a guard dog and 24-hour video surveillance.
Through that gate, you will enter a different world. Inside a large white hangar are two giant vats filled with the brains and bodies of three-dozen humans from nine different countries and a menagerie of pets (cats, dogs and birds). Watching over them is Danila Medvedev, a 35-year-old who believes Russia will soon outpace the US in the world of anti-ageing, biomedicine and the science of living for ever. He is one of the founders of KrioRus, Russia’s first cryonics organisation.
Pale with red hair and a matching ginger beard, Medvedev is the son of a Soviet scientist and grew up reading the science fiction of Arthur C Clarke and Robert Heinlein. He has worked at an investment bank, hosted his own television show and helps run an anti-human-trafficking organisation but his day job is freezing people. Early on he became fascinated by the belief that humans — if cooled to -196C at the time of clinical death — could later be resuscitated at a time when science had -READ MORE -http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/d634e198-a435-11e5-873f-68411a84f346.html
Sunday, 13 December 2015
BARSIK IS NOT JUST A CAT ,WHY IS THAT YOU MAY ENQUIRE DEAR READER .THIS CAT IS RUNNING FOR MAJOR IN A REAL ELECTION IN BARNAUL ,RUSSIA,DUE TO WINNING 90 PER CENT OF VOTES IN ONLINE POLL.
Saturday, 12 December 2015
When you sit down to tuck into your turkey with a silly hat on your head, spare a thought for countries in the world who have to endure even stranger traditions. In Brazil, children are locked in a room and not let out until the Christmas tree is decorated. While in Guatemala, instead of having advent calendars to count down to the big day, people banish the devil from their homes by cleaning every dusty corner. They then pile the rubbish in a heap and burn it, so their houses are free of evil spirits for the big day. In Palestine, there's a parade featuring bagpipes before the big day while in Japan they neglect turkey in favour of KFC.READ MORE -http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/christmas-traditions-around-globe-truly-6995959
Sunday, 6 December 2015
Saturday, 5 December 2015
Carrots, 'duck tape', 'mature stuff' and world peace: Children list the weird and wonderful things they want for Christmas in this year's funniest and most heartfelt letters to Santa
While kids around the world have begun sending their letters to Santa the old-fashioned way, via snail mail, it seems like the quickest way to reach jolly 'ol Saint Nick these days might actually be Instagram.
Parents have been sharing snapshots of their children's pleading epistles to the man who lives at the North Pole along with hashtags like #lettertosanta.
Though the heartfelt notes certainly offer some insight into the hottest toys this holiday season, the ones that truly stand out are those that are unexpectedly sweet and unintentionally hysterical.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3346620/Carrots-duck-tape-mature-stuff-world-peace-Children-list-weird-wonderful-things-want-Christmas-year-s-funniest-heartfelt-letters-Santa.html#ixzz3tSN035aO
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