Sunday, August 24, 2014

NASA's video shows a human figure walking on the surface of the moon on 5th August, 2014

A YouTube video which has now gone viral on the internet,  claims to show what looks like a humanoid figure walking on the surface of the Moon.  The image seems like an alien and its shadow according to the user who has put up the video.  The video from a user named Wowforreel and has been seen over two million times in less than a month. The images used to create the lunar images for Google's moon series come from NASA.
See the NASA image at the right side carefully.  You may agree to see that it looks like a humanoid figure walking on the surface of the moon.  NASA is yet to confirm about what this image is all about  but for YouTube users the image is an alien and its shadow on moon.  The image is a part of YouTube video which is now on the internet.

It should be noted that Wowforreeel's YouTube channel is full of mysterious phenomena. The owner of the video started investigating the shadow after receiving an online tip from another web user, Australia's 9News reported.  The video was created using Google Earth images. Previously wowforreel had claimed to discover an alien spacecraft or lunar ship on the moon.

See a video showing alien walking on Moon surface...  




Thursday, August 14, 2014

Amazing facts to know about India on 68th Independence day

India is celebrating its 68th Independence day on 15th August, 2014.  India has a long history to tell about itself since independence till now.  On the occassion of 68th Independence day celebrations in India....    I wish all  Indians in India and abroad  a
  "Happy  Independence Day".

On the occassion of 68th Independence day celebrations of India,  Here are some of the interesting and unknown facts related to India and independence.

  • The name `India' is derived from the River all Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the first inhabitants of India. The Sanskrit name for India is Bharat Ganarajya. That is the reason why it is also called Bharat. The name “India” comes from the Indus River, which is where earliest settlers made their homes. 
  • National flag was hoisted first on August 7, 1906 at the Parsee Bagan Square in Calcutta. The flag was composed of horizontal strips of red, yellow and green. The red strip at the top had eight white lotuses embossed on it in a row. The green strip had a white sun on the left and a white crescent and star on the right. 
  • The current flag has three colours in it. The top strip saffron stands for courage and sacrifice; the middle portion white for peace, truth, purity and green for faith, fertility and chivalry. The Ashok Chakra at the centre of the flag — righteousness. 
  • India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history. 
  • The first version of the current national flag was made by Pingali Venkayya at Bezwada in 1921. It was made up of two colours-red and green-representing the two major communities. Gandhiji suggested the addition of a white strip to represent the remaining communities of India and the spinning wheel to symbolize progress of the Nation.
  • The World's largest road network is in India which covers 1.9 million miles ( 3057750 Kilometers ) all over the country.
  • Cherrapunji in Meghalaya state is the wettest spot in the world.  The place receives at least 425 inches ( 1079.5 cm) of rain every year which is more than 5 times than the tropical rain forests of South Afrtica!
  • There are around 1555618 post offices and over 566000 employees in Indian postal network which is the largest in the world.
  • Indian railways is the single largest  civilian employer in the world, with nearly 1 million employees.
  • The State Bank of India has the largest number of branches in the world with 15,000 branches and more..
  • India is one of the only three countries which make super computers ( the USA and Japan are the other two ).
  • The value of "pi" was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, who also explained the Pythagorean Theorem.
  • The largest planned township in the world is the Navi Mumbai which was developed in 1972.
  • India produces more movies than any other countries in the world.  Bollywood is the largest film industry in the world.
  • There are 500000 active mosques in India, more than any other country in the workd including the Muslim countries.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Delicious Facts about Chocolates

We all know that Chocolate is one of the best things on earth.  We eat chocolates when we are depressed, hungry or when we feel good.  Chocolates are inseparable part of our daily life but there are few delicious facts about these chocolates.  Here are some of the delicious chocolate facts.

Amazing and delicious facts about Chocolates
  • The chocolate contains phenylethylamine, which is a naturally occuring amino acid which has aphrodisiacal effects and is even said to be able to cure hang overs.
  • The first chocolate bar suitable for wide spread consumption was produced by the Fry's chocolate factory which is located in Bristol in England in the year 1847.
  • Nearly 17,000 people are employed in the Chocolate industry in Belgium.
  • Do you know that one chocolate can give you enough energy to walk upto 150 feet?
  • The American army together with Hershey improved the heat resistance of chocolates in order to with stand the hot sun during desert storms. These chocolate bars remained solid even at temperatures of up to 140 degrees F.
  •  The first machine-made chocolate was produced in Barcelona, Spain in the year 1780.
  • The main ingredient for chocolate are technically cacao beans, but they are know throughout the cocoa industry as cocoa beans because of mis spelling.
  • Chocolate was included in World War-II soldier rations.  According to army specifications, it was designed to taste just " a little better than a boiled potato" so the soldiers would not eat it too quickly.
  • Switzerland had the biggest chocolate consumption per capita in 2012.  Each swiss person ate an average of 25 pounds of this.  Americans ended up 15th with just 12 pounds chocolate per capita.
  • The cacao has been around millions of years and is one of the oldest of the natural foods. 
  • The Ivory coast is by far the world's leading producer of cocoa beans.  Nearly 37% of all the cocoa production in the world comes from Ivory Coast.
  • The most valuable chocolate bar in the world is a CAdburry's chocolate that is over a 100 years old and went on Captain Robert Scott's first Discovery expedition to the Antarctic. The bar which was 4 inches long wrapped and uneaten was bought for $687 by an anonymous buyer at Christie's, London in 2001.
  • The largest and oldest chocolate company in the USA is Hershey's founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1894.  This company produces one billion pounds of chocolate products each year.
  • The largest chocolate weighed 12,770 pounds and was created by Thomtons pic in Alfreton, Derbyshire, UK on 7th October, 2011.  The chocolate bar was 13 feet 1.48 inches long and same width and was 1 foot 1.78 inches thick.
  • Chocolate is full of anti oxidants.  Especially the dark chocolate which is rich in flavenoids - anti oxidants that help to prevent heart diseases.
  • Cocoa trees can live upto 200 years but they only produce usable cocoa beans for 25 years.




Monday, January 6, 2014

Cool Facts about Human Body


Here are some of the most amazing and cool facts about Human Body.

  • The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood to 30 feet.
  • There are 100,000 hairs on the head of an average person.  Each hair grows to 5 inches every year.
  • The total length of blood vessels in each human being is around 97,000 Kms. 
  • The part of our body which does not have blood supply is the cornea of the eye. The cornea takes oxygen directly from the air.
  • An average adult person can read 150 to 200 words per minute and an average person has a vocabulary of only 5000 - 7000 words
  • The ear in human has more than 25,000 tiny hair cells to help us hear each and every sound!
  • Do you know what is "Glablla"?  It is the space between the eye brows!
  • Another interesting word 'Borborygmi' -it is the noise or sound which our stomach makes when we are hungry!
  • Another fact about blood :An average human adult has between 4.7 and 5 liters of blood in their body. Blood accounts for about 7% per cent of our total body weight!
  • The strongest bone in your body is the femur (thighbone), and it’s hollow!
  • The width of your arm span stretched out is the length of your whole body.
  • The farthest you can see with the naked eye is 2.4 million light years away! (140,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles.) That’s the distance to the giant Andromeda Galaxy. You can see it easily as a dim, large gray “cloud” almost directly overhead in a clear night sky. 
  • Your forearm (from inside of elbow to inside of wrist) is the same length as your foot.
  • A human’s small intestine is 6 meters long.
    The human body is 75% water.
  • In one day your heart beats 100,000 times.
  • Half your body’s red blood cells are replaced every seven days

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Some Curious Facts

Here are some amazing and interesting facts.....  

  •  The universe became the size of a pea one million, million, million, million, millionth of a second after the Big Bang and kept on growing!
  • Your skin has more living organisms than the total people living on earth.  In fact the human body itself is like a planet
  • A vehicle travelling at the speed of light can travel around the world in 0.13 seconds.  That means if you were in such a vehicle, you would have travelled around the world even before you finish reading this sentence
  • It is estimated that one in every 2000 babies is born with teeth!
  • The largest living structure on Earth is the Great Barrier Reef.  It extends over 2300 Kms, along the Australian Coast and covers a huge area of 35 million hectares.  Astronauts can actually see it from the Moon!  They have described it as 'fine white line in the blue ocean'.
  • A typical hurricane produces energy equivalent to 8,000 one megaton bombs.  It is really a great wonder that hurricanes cause so much destruction
  • There are some rain bows which are colorless. They are called as fog bows, and are formed when sun shines through a fog.  The drops of water in a fog are too small to split up light into different colors, so the fog bow is white in color
  • Some times if you look at the sky, you see what appears to be three Suns.  This happens when there are thin clouds high in the sky.  The clouds are actually made up of bits of Ice that bend Sun rays so that it appears that there are two more Suns present.  That false Suns ar only an illusion, and it is called as Sun Dogs
  • The Blue Whale is the loudest animal on Earth.  It produces sound of 188 decibels which can be detected 800 Kms away.  The blue whale is much louder than a jet plane engine, which reaches only 140 decibels
  • Snakes do not have eye lids like us.  Instead, they have a transparent moist shield over their eyes.  So the snakes can never blink their eyes or close its eyes.
  • Cheetahs are so fast that they can reach a speed of 1132 Km/hour within few seconds. Their eye sight is so incredible that they can spot their prey which is 5 Kms away!
  • Your body has miles and miles of blood vessels.  if they were laid end to end, they would stretch for 99,000 Kilometers.  This is enough to circle the Earth 2.5 times.


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Thursday, December 12, 2013

World's first bionic human walks, talks and breathes

He walks, he talks and he has a beating heart, but he's not human — he's the world's first fully bionic man.

Scientists have developed the world's first robot human made up of entirely artificial parts and he can talk, walk and also has a beating heart.  The robot costed about 1 million US dollars was assembled from prosthetic body parts and artificial organs donated by laboratories around the world,   Roboticists Rich Walker and Matthew Godden of Shadow Robot Co in England put together the bionic man.

"You put a prosthetic part on a human who is missing that part. We had no human; we built a human for the prosthetic parts to occupy," Walker said. 

The robot was modelled in some physical aspects after Bertolt Meyer, a social psychologist at the University of Zurich, in Switzerland, who wears one of the world's most advanced bionic hands.

The bionic man has nearly complete set of artificial organs including artificial heart, blood, lungs ( and wind pipe), pancreas, spleen, kidney and also functional circulatory system.  However, he lacks a few major organs, including a liver, stomach and intestines, which are too complex to replicate in a lab.

The bionic man's brain can mimic certain functions of human brain.  He has speech recognition and speech production systems.  The engineers have equipped the bionic man with a sophisticated chat bot program which can carry on a conversation.  The only problem is that it has the voice of a 13 year old boy.

The bionic man simulates about two-thirds of the human body but he lacks few major organs like liver, stomach and intestines which are very difficult to replicate in a lab.


The bionic man made his U.S. debut at New York Comic Con Oct. 10-13, and he will be on display at Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. this fall.






Robot commits suicide - fed up with tedious work

This is the world's first case of a 'Robot suicide'.  A house robot fed up with its tedious job of cleaning works in the house ended its life by climbing onto a kitchen hotplate and destroyed itself in the flames.

The robot was used for cleaning up some split cereal when it has climbed onto a kitchen hotplate and destroyed itself.  The robot was tired of being forced to clean the same house every day, according to reports in Austria.


"It seems to have reactivated itself and made its way along the work surface where it pushed a cooking pot out of the way and that was the end of it", explained a fireman who was called to tackle the blaze at Hinterstoder in Austria.   The robot quickly started to melt underneath and then stuck to the kitchen hotplate and then caught fire.  By the time the fireman has come, there was a pile of ash.

The entire building was to be evacuated as there was severe smoke in the flat where the robot was being used.  It is a mystery how the robot came to be activated and ended up its life on the hot plate.  This is because the house owner says that the robot was switched off.