To all the Hindu readers/members, I wish them Happy Deepavali / Happy Diwali. Being the Hindu Festival of Lights, let us pray that light will always prevail over darkness and that good will forever prevail over evil.
Europeans and Americans tend to think that Asian all look the
same. During World War II, some American soldiers were fighting against Japan in the war
zone in China. They published a pocket guide for helping American soldiers to spot
Japanese. This booklet has 75 pages where cartoonist Milton Caniff illustrated the
differences between Chinese and Japanese by means of humorous method. This
pocket guide was only printed once, in 1942.
Putting down the cigarettes once and for all can be a
daunting task. This infographic from Huffington Post UK provides the kind of motivation
former smokers need to stay on track and reach their short-term and long-term
goals of staying tobacco-free. Next time you consider lighting up again, remind
yourself of all of the good that starts happening just 20 minutes after you've
taken your last puff. The effects only get better after eight hours, 24 hours,
three days, two months, one year, etc.
If you're sporting a baby bump after lunch every day - but
you're definitely not pregnant - you may be a victim of the bloat. Usually caused
by gas or food in the belly or intestines, bloating can turn your favorite
skinny jeans into your worst enemy and make you want to hide in your oversized
hoodie for the day. And if you're forced to wear a slim dress or - gasp - a
swimsuit, the bloat can be downright mortifying. Luckily, there are some clever
ways to stop bloating in its tracks and help you get a flatter belly, fast.
Roommates are considered as family and for some people
roommates turned into long run friendships and relationships. Here we have some
hilarious roommate notes that show messages for their room fellows. Read,
laugh and enjoy!
All of us have seen some animal or the other in our
lifetime. But what about those animals that we’ve never seen simply because
they existed before us or became extinct? This is the Top 10 Most Amazing
A 6-year-old boy shows his hands: one with seven fingers and
another with eight, in Shengjing Hospital in Shenyang,
capital of northeast China’s
province, on March 22, 2010. Ready to undergo an operation, the boy has a total
of 31 fingers and toes, which outnumber the current world record of 25.
A living fossil is a living species (or clade) of organism
that appears to be similar to a species otherwise known only from fossils,
typically with no close living relatives. Normally the similarity is only
apparent, between two different species, one extinct, the other extant. It is
an informal non-scientific term, mostly used in the media. These species have
survived major extinction events, and generally retain low taxonomic
diversities. A species that successfully radiates (forming many new species
after a possible genetic bottleneck) has become too successful to be considered
a living fossil.
That's a short introduction so let’s get to the list...
Sure, it feels fantastic to traverse the vast stretches of
the best roads in the world via adrenaline pumping speeds. How about a
complicated road, one that twists and turns, or has downright congested
traffic, or unforgiving terrain? They might give you a headache, but it sure
feels good when you’ve conquered them. Here is the list of the world’s most
complicated and dangerous roads. Some of these complicated mountain passes can
be dangerous if not negotiated with utmost caution, while others are complicated
sets of roads and bridges, erected to ensure a streamlined flow of traffic at
The megapodes, also known as incubator birds or mound-builders,
are stocky, medium-large chicken-like birds with small heads and large feet in
the family Megapodiidae. Their name literally means "large foot"
(Greek: mega = large, poda = foot), and is a reference to the heavy legs and
feet typical of these terrestrial birds. All are browsers, all but the
Malleefowl occupy wooded habitats, and most are brown or black colored.
Megapodes are superprecocial, hatching from their eggs in the most mature
condition of any birds. They hatch with open eyes, bodily coordination and
strength, full wing feathers and downy body feathers,and are able to run,
pursue prey, and, in some species, fly on the same day they hatch.