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10 Craziest Mental Disorders

January 6, 2013 Leave a comment

There has always been numerous cases of mental disorders in history and thanks to the advancement in medical, a lot of these disorders and now provided with a solution. A deeper look into the statistics for these tells us that one out of a hundred people in America suffer from a mental disorder.

After you have gone through the list below, you shall see that how affecting these disorders are on the lives of the people who go through them. Some of them actually have a huge impact on the people who are effected and the way they go through their everyday lives!

 

Type One Bipolar Disorder

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Categories: Persons, Science

10 Strange Road Signs That You Can Come Across

January 6, 2013 Leave a comment

Before you think that there isn’t possibly anything interesting about road signs, think again. Because I have compiled for you, some of the weirdest and most absurd road signs that you could ever have the honor to come across. Amuse yourself as you read on!

Tank Crossing

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Well, I understand if a sign says, ant crossing or even tortoise crossing, but in my opinion, putting up a sign that says “Tank Crossing” is uncalled for simply because a thing that huge is quite visible already. Read more…

Categories: Strange

10 Most Enigmatic Places on Earth

January 6, 2013 Leave a comment

I am sure all of you must have heard about various locations in the world but what I bring to you is a list of places about which there are still speculations and their existence is not entirely logical so to speak.

So compiled here is a list of some of the most enigmatic places on earth. Do share your thoughts in comment section.

 

Machu Picchu

This is one of the most preserved places of Peru and was apparently built in 1450 CE

Baalbeck

This place is famous for the three temples and the wall that surrounds them. The wall is built with the Stone of the Pregnant Woman, some of them weighing as much as 1000 tons!

Easter Island

It is famous for the stone structures that are present there. Some that weigh more than 86 tons. There were actually so many of these structures that they were later moved onto the perimeter of the island and places upon stone slabs!

Stonehenge

Built in 2500 BC, the Stonehenge is one of the most amazing prehistoric monuments. It has been remodeled quite a lot but it still maintains the same spell bounding factor in itself!

The pyramid of Ghiza and Sphinx

Although the pyramids have been the center of attention for quite sometime now, one still wonders and gets awed at the spectacular magnificence of these structures and what maths would have been involved when coming up with them!

Underwater ruins of Japan

In 1995 a swimmer in Japan went further across the shore and found what appeared to be a whole lot of man made structures under the water that were found to be 5000 years old! Amazing isn’t it!

The Stone Spheres

Since the 1930′s in Costa Rica, archeologists have been coming across these stone spheres in all different sizes and some as heavy as 16 tons!

Chichen Itza

This is supposed to be the place where the famous Mayan civilization presented the rain God with still-beating human hearts as part of a ritual of theirs. The same civilization that predicted the end of the world in 2012. Creepy eh!

Tiahuanacu

This particular structure in Bolivia is famous particularly because it has been standing for 17000 years now and apparently was made using some technology that no longer exists! Interesting I say!

The Nazca Lines

Considered to be one of the most amazingly mysterious places in the world, the Nazca lines in Peru are these huge pictures made in the plains apparently drawn by some giant hand. Given their form, they are certainly not man made!

Categories: Nature, Wonders

10 Amazing Things You Didn’t know About Dreams

January 6, 2013 Leave a comment

Dreams are a very important part of our lives because for some that is actually the real world (unfortunately) and then for some, it is an escape, and then for others it carries messages and signs. The science of dreams is very interesting but listed below are some even more unknown aspects of dreams that might interest you.

Epic Dreams

Dreams that completely changed a person after he or she woke up from it, are known as epic dreams. Some people who have seen epic dreams have also experienced dreams within dreams, and eventually a life altering phenomenon!

Marijuana and Dreams

Doctors have found that those taking marijuana had eventually suffered from a complete loss of dreams and after they stopped taking it, the experienced what could only be called vivid dreams. This proves that marijuana messes with the REM of a person.

Difference in dreams of different genders

So here are the amusing differences between the dreams of men and women. Where women have longer dreams, filled with emotions, and with places and people they know, men’s dreams are shorter, void of emotion and normally involving places and people unknown to the dreamer!

Dreams and Psychosis

Here is a thought, if a person has a continuously disturbed REM, it can eventually lead to psychosis. REM is the Rapid Eye Movement Sleep, for those who didn’t know.

Dreams of the Blind

There is something you did not know, even the blind people have dreams. They only dream sense and sounds, no images unfortunately.

Dreams inspire great ideas

Vincent Van Gogh claimed that he dreamed his paintings and then he painted those dreams and this stands true for a lot of different great inventions. They were dreamed first!

Children’s Nightmares

Believe it or not, children have more nightmares than adults, specially in the age where they cannot speak. Some people also believe that when children cannot speak, they see the exact future in their dreams! Creepy no?

Dreams are forgotten

More than 90% of the dreams are forgotten! Yes, no wonder we do not remember what goes on when we sleep most of the times.

Dreams of Animals

It seems hard to believe but yes, animals also dream. The pattern varies from dogs to cats to birds ofcourse but doctors claim that all mammals can dream period.

Brain Activity during dreams

Now this is a rather interesting find, that the cortex of the brain is more often than not, more active then it is when a person is asleep! A very bad case of this is when the brain does not shut off at all even if coma is induced, which then causes fatal insomnia!

Categories: Best of Best, Science, Strange

10 Bizzarre Guiness World Records

January 6, 2013 Leave a comment

Going through the Guinness book of world records is a favorite pass time hobby for a lot of us. I am sure that not all of us remember all of the weird records that are listed there. We have all seen various kinds of records that were made and then broken but in this article, I will be bringing to you some of the strangest world records ever!

Read on to find out exactly to what extremes people go to get on the Guinness Book of World Records! Do share your thoughts in comment section.

The Worlds Longest Diary

Robert Shields of Washington, is in the habit of writing a diary everyday from 1972 to 1996! The diary is more than 35 million words long and considered to be the longest diary in the world!

1016 Piercings

Robison who graduated from a high school in Ottawa decided to get 1200 but found it so painful that he just settled for breaking the record after which all but the record breaking piercing was left in his body! The previous record was that of 1015 so he just got 1016 done!

Most T-shirts worn

Wearing the most T-shirts at one time is a record that is held by David Alexander who wore exactly 121 t-shirts to break the previous record.

Largest Display of Star Wars Clone Troopers

LEGO® in the U.K built the largest collection of Star Wars troopers clones which are entirely built up of plastic lego bricks and nothing else. The collection was displayed in 2008 and there are as many as 35,310 models of Star Wars troopers in there!

Largest Smurf Collection

Steven Parkes who is a British national started collecting stuff toys and key chains of the Smurfs when he was merely a child and it soon became a habit! He now has more than 1100 pieces now that include Chritmas Smurfs, Smurfs dressed as historical figures, and Smurfs related to Easter!

Maximum number of people dancing to Thriller

Hector Jackson, an impostor of the original Micheal Jackson decided to throw him a tribute! So what he did was that he performed at the Monument of Revolution in Mexico City, the song titles “Thriller”, the same year that Michael had died. It is estimated that the number of people were around 13597!

The World’s Biggest Miser

Miss Hetty Green, however, she was a very rich lady and I certainly do mean very rich because she has nearly 107 million dollars in adjustment. The extent of her miserliness can judged from the fact that once her son broke a leg and she spent so much time looking for free medical treatment that the leg was amputated! Talk about being a miser, this woman is a total biaatch!

Tightest Frying Pan Roll

The record is held by Scott Murphy who rolled an aluminum frying pan with his bare hands into a circumference of 30 centimeters. It was a 12 inch aluminum pan. I would surely not like to be on the receiving end of a punch from those hands!

Eating an Airplane

The man called Michel Lotito ate up a Cessna 150 which is an airplane for those of you not in the know. It took him two years to eat the whole plane, the years in question being 1978 to 1980.

Eye Popping record

I reserved the weirdest for the last place so here goes. There is a guy from Belo Horizonte named Claudio Pinto. He is the first man in the world who can pop both of his eyes out nearly 95% or what would roughly be one and a half inch out of their respective sockets! YIKES!

Categories: Best of Best

10 Famous Celebrities Who Died of Drugs

December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

You must have heard many stories of celebrities who have died of drug overdose. So many famous people including film stars, musicians and artists have lost their lives tragically with substance abuse. Some people even say it’s a occupational hazard.

Compiled below is a list of some of the famous celebrities who died of drug overdose.

Michael Jackson

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The king of pop, the person who changed the world with his dance, the singer who broke and made records in his music career, died because of overdose of drugs. However his doctor was arrested after the investigation and there is a possibility that it was a murder.

Amy Winehouse

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Amy Winehouse, the great singer and many award winner, died in her apartment due to excessive drinking. At the time of death, her blood alcohol content was more than five times the legal drink-drive limit.

Heath Ledger

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“ And I thought my jokes were bad. “ The actor who stunned the world with his acting in the film The Dark Knight sadly died of overdose of the drugs. It is believed that he was so involved in his acting that he could not control his dose.

Jimi Hendrix

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Known as one of the greatest electric guitarists in the world. He was also well known for his use of drugs and on September 18, 1970, drugs took them away from this world.

Jim Morrison

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Lead singer of the band, The Doors. Died of heart attack at the age of 27 due to an accidental Heroin overdose.

Elvis Presley

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One of the greatest and popular singer of the 20th century, Elvis’ death cause was also drugs, sadly.

Anna Nicole Smith

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A playboy model and an actress, Anna was found dead on 8th Feb, 2007 due to alcohol and drug overdose.

Brittany Murphy

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American actress who starred in the films 8 Mile, Girl Interrupted and Clueless, collapsed in the bathroom on December 20,2009. The causes of the death was pneumonia with multiple drug intoxication.

Marilyn Monroe

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Actress who did films like How to Marry a Millionaire and Some Like it Hot. Her death was considered to be suicide in which she used overdose of the drugs. The reasons given were her illness and problems she was facing in her life.

River Phoenix

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A great actor who starred in great films like Stand By Me, Little Nikita, The Thing Called Love and many other. Died as a result of use of cocaine and heroin at the age of 23.

Categories: Persons

10 Strangest Hobbies in the World

December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Was there ever a moment in your life where you thought you had a weird hobby, something that you might be embarrassed of  like collection comic books at the age of 20. Well rest assured that there are people out there who have hobbies that are even more bizarre than your little acts of innocence. Read on to find out more about the random weird acts of people around you, acts more commonly known as hobbies!

Riding Roller Coasters

There is a 78 year old who has a ridden a roller coaster for like 4000 times in his life, a maximum daily total of roller coaster rides is 90 for this old dude. I am sure most of us freak out at the thought of sitting in the topsy turvy ride!

Milk Bottle Collecting

You might not think so but this actually is a justified hobby. Look at it this way, the designs of milk bottles change with time right, so if one starts collecting and actually makes a museum of milk bottles, they can proudly show of the various trends in milk bottles! Paul Luke has more than 10,000 milk bottles!

Doodling on Cars

There is a guy in Taiwan named Li Zongxiong who lives on pension. This guy has covered all of his vehicles with script from various Buddhist editions and sayings. Each and every part of his rides is covered in writing and he claims that the police, sometimes, finds it hard to believe that someone would do such a thing to their own vehicle!

Tape Art

This mind sound a little out there but people are actually making quite impressive art renditions out of tape. The normal practice is that you take the tape out of the cassette and then try making an image of the singer of the tape, using the flimsy tape itself! Now that is something one can actually adopt!

Extreme Dog Groomin

All of you who currently own pets, or have had pets in the past must know that pet grooming is something very essential. Some people just make it a hobby to take pet grooming, or should I say Dog grooming (to be specific) to such an extreme level that the dogs start looking like some other animal!

Being the Extra-Extr

We see extra’s in the movies and in television shows all the time. Well there is this guy in south London called Paul Yarrow, who likes appearing as an extra- extra on TV. For those of you who know not, an extra-extra would be the person you see, randomly standing behind the anchor or newscaster during a live road show etc.

Faking Death

When he could not make it as an actor, Chuck Lamb decided he would play dead to earn a living and he is very successful at faking his own death! His fake death pictures and videos have attracted quite the crowd.

Mooing

Believe it or not, mooing is actually a hobby enjoyed by the young and  the old equally. All you need to do is brace yourself, stand straight, and moo like a cow! Sounds like fun right?

Navel Fluff Collection

This hobby right here takes the cake for being the weirdest but trust what you see people because there exists as person by the name of Graham Barker, who likes collection his own navel fluff and has been gathering it over the years!

Suing

Last but certainly not the least, Jonathon Lee has a hobby of filing law suits despite being in prison! He was named in the Guinness book of world records for most law suits ever filed, in response to which, he sued Guinness claiming that they have no right to publish his lawful masterpieces!

Categories: Strange

Top Ten Tourist Spots in Scotland

December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

You know how sometimes one finds themselves in a certain country or a city and has no idea where to go and what to see? Well, incase you are planning to go to Scotland anytime soon (which I would personally highly recommend based on personal experience) then I have just the thing for. Skim through the pictures below and you will be shocked to see how intrigued you actually are by the time you reach the end of the list.

Kelvin Grove Art Gallery

Art galleries do not come as pretty as this one, the Kelvin Grove Art Gallery. If you are an admirer of art then this place would be a breath taking haven for you. The architecture, the built of it, the ambiance, it is all simply spell bounding. I bet you, you’ll be lost before you know, in a good sense that is.

Melrose Abbey

If you are in the mood of visiting a romantic ruin then the abbey is the place for you. Melrose Abbey is considered to be one of the hottest tourist spot and although now it is just a ruin, it is touted as one of the most beautiful buildings in Scotland. A must see for all the love birds on a honeymoon! Love is actually felt in the air, kudos to the history of the place of course!

The Island of Arran and Orkney

The place is definitely as must see for all visitors. The island is situated in the cold sea of Scotland and is keeper of the most secret of all Scottish history. Beautiful landscape and a lot of scenic locations make this a wonderland for tourists!

Holyrood Palace

Isn’t the palace just breathtaking even in a picture? This is the residence of the King of Scotland and if you haven’t visited this place, you haven’t really visited Scotland. The place is used for all the royal celebrations and official gatherings and rightfully so i say!

Edinburgh Castle

So one end of a mile has the Holyrood Palace and at the other end you have the Edinburgh Castle and this is one mile that will take you atleast a week to complete because it is filled with various attractions on either sides! I would like to repeat here that if you haven’t seen this, you haven’t been to Scotland! It is such a sight to behold at night specially.

Glasgow Science Center

This is one of those locations that were given a five star rating as far as tourist attractions are concerned! The place has over 200 amazing exhibits, hold various workshop and exhibitions, and even for non-science people, it is massively attractive!

Edinburgh Zoo

So I know you might say that “oh all the zoo’s are nearly the same” and true that I say. But you really need to visit the Edinburgh Zoo to know that difference! It has nearly all animals that you can imagine off! A beautiful place to see!

Eilean Donan

This little island that is known as Eilean Donan, is connected to the mainland via a footbridge. This castle that rests on Eilean Donan is one of the most photographed places and structures in all of Scotland and once you visit it, you will know exactly why. Perhaps no other place can offer you such a euphoria, its exhilarating.

Loch Ness

A trip to Scotland will be complete if you miss out the oppurtunity to witness with your own eyes, the resting place of the legendary monster of Loch Ness. Yes, you guessed right, it is Loch Ness itself, something that deserves a thorough observation!

Luskentyre Beach

Last but definitely not the least, the Luskentyre Beach. Nature in its purest and more serene form is at your service. After a day of roaming around, cool off in the crisp waters under and endlessly blue sky. Trust me, this beach is all you will be needing if its relaxation that you are looking for, your very own Nirvana!

Categories: Nature

10 Laws that are NEVER Obeyed!

December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

10 Laws that are NEVER Obeyed!

You know how we have always read that rules are supposed to be followed and that laws should always be obeyed. Well beleive it or not, there are some rules and laws in this world that are hardly ever followed or must I say, laws that are always broken. Smile all you want but read on and you shall be astonished!

So compiled below is a list of 10 laws that are never or hardly obeyed. Do share with us in comment section if we have missed out any.

 

No Reading in the bookstore

There are so many signs in bookstores that say that if you are not going to buy a book, please do not read it. Skimming through it is different, but whenever you walk into a book store, you will find people actually bunked around on the floor reading the books they never intend to buy.

Using the left lane to cross

If any of you reading this has a drivers license (which I am sure most of you do have actually) then I am sure that you must be aware of the fact that the left lane on the road is specifically for over taking- after which you are supposed to move back into the right lane! Be honest, how many times have you yourself followed this law?

No gambling at home

There are perhaps a gazillion laws that do not allow or forbid gambling of any sorts at home but be it christmas or easter, you shall see a lot of people actually having a game of poker or something else, but certainly gambling away after all that booze!

Washing hands before work

There are certain jobs that require that before people come back to work they should wash their hands. Nearly all of the food joints actually say this, but trust me, as gross as it might sound, this is also one of those rules that are hardly ever followed unless utmost necassary (deemed by the person himself ofcourse).

Shower before Swimming in the Pool

Same as the above one perhaps, but there are signs near every swimming pool insisting that the swimmers take a shower before they enter the pool just to ensure proper hygenic conditions of the pool water for the other swimmers but not only is this rule completely ignored by most of the people, it is increasingly violated as well, if you know what I mean ofcourse!

Don’t drive a car with the R sign

Now there are certain states in the world that require cars to  pass a certain, test, if you will, in order to qualify that the said vehicle is safe to drive. Incase they do not clear the test, a symbol R is placed on their front windows that is supposed to stand for “Rejected Inspection”. One cannot drive a car in such a situation but people still do, claiming, more often than not, that if they won’t drive it then how will they take it for repairs and maintenance! Score for them I say!

No Jaywalking

Now the law against Jaywalking is for the safety of the pedestrians, but more often than not, they are not only found jaywalking in the middle of a busy street but apparently dancing to tunes unknown to the people in the cars! Funny how they say the roads are dangerous then eh?

No Piracy

I think for this particular rule it will suffice to say that if it weren’t for piracy, most of the teenagers would spend their entire pocket money paying for online movies and music! That nearly sums it all up.

The Liscense to Sell

So you know how they say that you need to a license to sell anything and everything? Well that goes true for even a lemonade stand and judging by the fact that there are too many of those and other similar stands that one cannot even keep count, do you really believe that this law is being obeyed? Hell no people!

Cash Register Balance

And the last spot goes to the law that needs all the business and retail people out there to maintain a certain amount of cash in their register at all time. For various reasons, which includes random robberies as well, a very few people actually obey this law and most of them aren’t even aware that such a law even exists! Figure that!

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10 Tallest Skyscrapers of the World

May 29, 2012 Leave a comment

If we look around the world, we’ll see many tall buildings. Elite are in a battle with each other, trying to make tall buildings to gain fame and to be at the top. Almost everybody knows the name of the tallest skyscraper. But the second tallest ? the third tallest ?

Here is the list of 10 Tallest Skyscrapers of the World. Every single of them is amazing and beautiful. I mean why wouldn’t they be? You don’t spend millions and make crap. You spend millions to get a beauty.

 

Burj Khalifa – UAE

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