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Apr 29, 2010

The Top 10 Greatest Baseball Movies Off All Time

Every spring something magical happens when the new baseball season starts, everything starts anew. That is precisely what makes baseball so important to America. No matter what state the world is in, regardless of the economic climate, there's always the chance in April that your favorite team could compete for a World Series title this season. It's like being born every year. Yeah, it sounds a little corny, but tha's what baseball does to us. No movie solidified the fact that baseball is woven into the fabric of our national consciousness more than Field of Dreams. “The one constant through all the years…has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past…. It reminds us of all that once was good and could be again.” When James Earl Jones delivers these lines as writer Terence Mann near the end of the film he is succinctly and simply saying that baseball is America (and vice versa).

Apr 27, 2010

Top 10 Hottest Oscar Winners

oscar What can be sexier than when a stunningly beautiful woman reveals that she has a lot more going for her than just her beauty? These 10 Oscar-winning actresses are not only breathtaking to look at, they also happen to be among the very best Hollywood has ever seen. Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly anchor the legends while Kim Basinger, Halle Berry and Charlize Theron head the list of contemporary goddesses. It's going to be fun to see which talented lady—Kate Winslet? Anne Hathaway?—joins these legendary ranks with this year's Academy Awards.

Apr 25, 2010

Top 10 Biggest Tools on Twitter

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Do you call yourself a social media expert? Use the word "tweeple"? Retweet everything Ashton says? If so, you might be one of the biggest tools on Twitter.

Apr 24, 2010

Boy With Record 31 Fingers and Toes

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 Liaoning 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.

Boy With Record 31 Fingers and Toes

Apr 22, 2010

The 10 Best Office Fights Ever Recorded

Office Fights Do you ever feel like hitting your annoying coworker? Screaming at your boss? Smashing a printer or two, perhaps?

Chances are, you haven’t done it. But some people have. We’ve compiled a list of the ten best office fights ever. This list includes virals, movie scenes, and ads that reflect the pinnacle of office rage. A couple of the fights are even real, reminding us that anything is possible–even in an otherwise safe and boring office.

 

Apr 21, 2010

The 15 Greatest Athletes Of All Time

What makes an athlete great? Is it their natural born ability? Their grit determination?  Their heart and drive to be the greatest? Their love of the game? How about all of the above plus one extra “it” factor—that indefinable attribute that elevates talented athletes to once-in-a-lifetime legend status. And though we can’t definite exactly what that special trait is, we know one thing for sure—every one of the athletes we included in our list of the greatest athletes of all time has it.

American Ed Burns with 1501 piercings – New World Record

Ed Burns American Ed Burns from Wyoming breaks down piercing record. The old record was 304 piercings and Ed Burns breaks it down with amazing assault. It took him long 4 hours and 27 minutes to archive this queer achievement.

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewellery may be worn.

The word piercing can refer to the act or practice of body piercing, or to an opening in the body created by this act or practice. While the history of body piercing is obscured by a lack of scholarly reference and popular misinformation, ample evidence exists to document that it has been practiced in various forms by both sexes since ancient times throughout the world.

Apr 20, 2010

Top 10 Most Popular Team Sports In The World

Association Football 1. Association Football: Soccer, the world’s most popular game, has the largest fan following on the planet. Its origin is Chinese, where it was discovered by the English and is now the de facto sport in 93 countries - home to two billion people. It  has 208 member nations and thus is easily the world’s richest sport. It also has the largest contingent of diehard fans, players and professional leagues in the world’s largest economy, Europe. The English Premier League and the Champions League are the most popular football leagues, with the matches shown live to half a billion people in 202 countries. Manchester United is the richest club in the world with a valuation of $1.87 billion. The FIFA World Cup is the largest and most lucrative sporting event in the world. The 2006 tournament, with 64 matches featuring 32 nations and television coverage in 214 countries, had a cumulative television audience of 26 billion people. The final between defending champions Italy and France was watched by 700 million viewers.

Apr 18, 2010

The World's Highest Building BASE Jump

The “BASE” in “BASE jumping” stands for Buildings, Antennas, Spans (i.e. bridges) and Earth (i.e. cliffs). Therefore, to do the world’s highest BASE jump off a building, you need to be leaping off the world’s newest tallest building. So Nasr Al Niyadi and Omar Al Hegelan lept off the Burj Khalifa, 672 meters (2,204 feet) from the ground. This video shows the jump:

Apr 14, 2010

Big Bud - The World's Largest Farm Tractor

In 1977 the Big Bud 747 tractor was built in Havre, Montana. The tractor was built by Ron Harmon and the crew of the Northern Manufacturing Company. The tractor was built to produce 760 horsepower using a 16-cylinder Detroit Diesel engine. The tractor measures 27 feet long, 20 feet wide, and 14 feet tall. The tires were specially made by United Tire Company of Canada and are 8 feet in diameter. When the 1,000 gallon fuel tank is full the tractor tips the scales at over 100,000 pounds.

Apr 13, 2010

The Biggest Nose in the World

In July 6, 2007, the Guinness Book of Records recorded the nose of Mehmet Ozyurek as the biggest nose in the world. It measured 8.8 centimeters or 3.5 inches. He currently resides in the City of Artvin in Turkey. However, an individual named Faizan Agha recently broke this record. He hails from the City of Rawalpindi in Pakistan. His nose has a measurement of 12.19 centimeters or 4.8 inches.

Apr 12, 2010

The World's Biggest Bugs

Giant Isopod 2_resize Bugs tend to freak us out. Mosquitoes, spiders, wasps, centipedes... you name it. If it crawls, bites or buzzes (especially anywhere near our faces), then we squirm, swat and run. But what's worse than a little bug crawling on, or biting you? How about a really, really big one?

Here are some pictures of the biggest bugs on Earth. Enjoy!

Apr 11, 2010

Shen Xiaojing’s Unusual Giant Feet

Shen Xiaojing, 21, lives in Nong'an County. When she was born, her feet were unusually large. Her right foot is 32 centimetres long and 12 centimetres wide; her left foot is 30 centimetres long and 11 centimetres wide. The big toe of her right foot is as large as a baby's foot of a baby at 7.5 centimetres long and 4.5 centimetres; her second toe is 9 centimetres long and 3.5 centimetres wide.

World's Most Bravest Uniformed Ladies

Soldiers are one of the most wanted and paid profession in the world but women hasn’t been soldiers until now. So here is some of women soldiers from around the world. You will find that some of them are really hot ;) Enjoy!

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Apr 9, 2010

The World’s Oldest Solar Panel

Hibernating for some 60 good years, the world’s oldest solar panel built by a British science teacher has come out of the standby mode. Antique dealer Fred Nickson unveiled it at yesterday’s Antiques for Everyone show at Birmingham’s NEC. Still in working condition, the crystal-ball-shaped panel produces 1.5 volts of electricity that is just enough to power a digital watch.

The World's Oldest Solar Panel

Apr 8, 2010

The 12 Greatest Apocalyptic Novels Of All Time

Lucifers-Hammer_resize After scouring book reviews and Wikipedia, a list of the Top 12 Best Apocalyptic Novels was born. The books on this list take you down the darkest paths in uncivilized worlds, from cannibalistic gangs to vampire infected corpses. If this list doesn't get you thinking on the quickest way stock your basement full of water, canned goods and rifles, I don't know what will! Enjoy!

Apr 7, 2010

Top 10 Bizarre Fears and Phobias

Top 10 Bizarre Fears & Phobias 00 A phobia is an irrational, intense, persistent fear of certain situations, activities, things, or people. According to the American Psychological Association, phobias are one of the most common mental disorders, affecting over 11% of men and women in the world.  They can extremely diminish an individual’s social, economic, and personal life. Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders. There are thousands of bizarre and unusual disorders in the world.  Here is a list of 10 bizarre and unusual, but serious world phobias.

Apr 6, 2010

The 9 Most Complex Roads In The World

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 busy junctions. Without further ado, we present our top 9 list…

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 Many sport utility vehicle owners just love being at the wheel of a larger vehicle. It provides a sense of stability on the road, great visibility, and of course having a healthy ground clearance is great for all-weather driving conditions and off-roading. However, the “bigger is better mentality” could also reach incredible levels of stupidity.

Apr 4, 2010

World's Largest Digital Photographs

The following are the digital photographs that have held the record for being the largest, beginning with the most recent:

1. Paris 26 Gigapixels

  • Name of project/picture: Paris 26 Gigapixels
  • Claimed by: Kolor Autopano / Arnaud Frich / Martin Loyer
  • Photograph of: Paris, France
  • Dimensions: 354159px (W) × 75570px (H)
  • Pixels: 26,763,795,630
  • Year: shooting: september 2009, public availability: March 2010

Paris 26 gigapixels Full size zoomable image

Paris 26 Gigapixels is an interactive image showing a view of the French capital and its famous monuments, from the Eiffel Tower to the Pantheon. It was shot by photographer Arnaud Frich using a custom-made panoramic head and 2 Canon 5D Mark II DSLR cameras with 300mm f4.0 lenses and two 2x tele converter (equivalent 600mm f8.0). The 2346 images of the project were then assembled using Kolor Autopano Giga software. The website was created using several technologies: Kolor Autopano Tour, KRpano and Microsoft Research's HDview.

 

2. Gigapixel Dresden

  • Name of project/picture: Gigapixel Dresden
  • Claimed by: A.F.B. media GmbH / Sächsische Zeitung (local newspaper)
  • Photograph from: Haus der Presse, Dresden, Germany
  • Dimensions: 297,500px (W) × 87,500px (H)
  • Size: 102 GB (raw data)
  • Pixels: 26,031,250,000
  • Year: 2009

Dresden Gigapixel Full size zoomable image

 

3. Yosemite-17-Gigapixels/Glacier Point

  • Name of project/picture: Yosemite-17-Gigapixels/Glacier Point
  • Claimed by: Gerard Maynard, New York, NY, USA
  • Photograph from: Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, CA, USA
  • Dimensions: 214,414px (W) × 80,571px (H)
  • Size: 96.5 GB
  • Pixels: 17,275,550,394
  • Year: 2008

Yosemite-17-Gigapixels - Glacier Point Full size zoomable image

 

4. Megeve valley 16.71 Gigapixels (2009)

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Shot took place on February 20th, 2009 on the terrace of the 1st floor of the restaurant "Le Super Megève ", located in Rochebrune, 1754 meters (Megève, Haute Savoie, France). The panorama stretches in 180°, from left to right, from the Torraz (1930 metres) to the Aiguille du Midi (2487 meters). Are visible the village of Megève, the Aiguille du Midi, the Mont-Blanc... Assemblage of 2321 pictures of 12 million pixels stitched into a picture of 16,71 billions pixels. (217452x76846 = 16,710,316,392 Pixels).

 

5. The Last Supper (2007)

  • Name of project/picture: The Last Supper
  • Claimed by: HAL9000 Srl - Novara - Italy
  • Photograph of: Last Supper in the back halls of the dining hall at Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy.
  • Dimensions: 172,181px (W) × 93,611px (H)
  • Size: 94.4 GB
  • Pixels: 16,118,035,591
  • Year: 2007

The Last Supper Full size zoomable image

The 16.1 Gigapixel size was reached by HAL9000 Srl. The project "The Last Supper" was claimed to be the largest digital panoramic photo, it is a stitched photograph created merging 1677 shots from a single point into one photograph, each shot 12.2 Megapixel in size.

 

6. Harlem 13 Gigapixels (2007)

  • Name of project/picture: Harlem 13 Gigapixels
  • Claimed by: Gerard Maynard
  • Photograph of: Harlem, New York
  • Dimensions: 279,689px (W) × 46,901px (H)
  • Size: 48.8 GB
  • Pixels: 13,117,693,789
  • Year: 2007

Harlem 13 Gigapixels Full size zoomable image

The 13 Gigapixel size was reached by Gerard Maynard.

The 2045 images were taken with a Nikon D2X with 300 mm lens mounted on a modified Peace River Studios PixOrb. The stitching and exporting was done automatically by Autopano Pro.

 

7. Parete Gaudenziana (2006)

  • Name of project/picture: Parete Gaudenziana
  • Claimed by: HAL9000 Srl - Novara - Italy
  • Photograph of: Parete Gaudenziana in Santa Maria delle Grazie Church in Varallo (Italy)
  • Dimensions: 96,679px (W) × 89,000px (H)
  • Size: 51.6 GB
  • Pixels: 8,604,431,000
  • Year: 2006

Parete Gaudenziana (2006)Full size zoomable image

The 8.6 Gigapixel size was reached by HAL9000 Srl.

The project Parete Gaudenziana was claimed to be the largest digital panoramic photo, it is a stitched photograph created merging 1145 shots from a single point into one photograph, each shot 12.2 Megapixel big. A story of the picture has been published by Rob Galbraith.

Credited to Wikipedia

Apr 3, 2010

World's Fastest Muscle (In the tongue of a salamander)

World's Fastest Muscle (In the tongue of a salamander) 01 We all know chameleons, especially for some of their performances, like the ability of changing color or for their special hunting technique.

While the ability of changing color is not so singular in the animal world (many fishes, cephalopods like octopuses and squids, or even other lizards have it), their technique of projecting an enormously long sticky tongue is regarded by many as very specific.