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Feb 28, 2011

Top 10 Biggest Boozers in World Music

Rock'n'roll excess is all part of the job if you want to do it properly, and the biz is littered with tales – and casualties – of all manner of indulgences. But most seem to at least start with the demon drink. Here are ten examples of big boozers in music...

 

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Feb 24, 2011

Cowboys Stadium - The Most Expensive NFL Stadium

Cowboys-new-stadium 00 Jerry Jones’ $1.2 billion Stadium for the Dallas Cowboys offers fans experience like no other.

At the moment, the Dallas Cowboys have the most expensive stadium in NFL history.

It could be said, however, that the stadium represents the here and the now, considering that the NFL is the biggest revenue generator among the world’s pro sports leagues (and the Cowboys are the most valuable franchise). Designed by HKS Architects, Cowboys Stadium is 3 million square feet–the NFL’s largest indoor venue. It seats 80,000 spectators but can comfortably accommodate 100,000 thanks to fan-friendly, standing-room-only spaces among the 10 levels of the facility. The domed, retractable roof is the world’s largest at 660,800 square feet, yet takes a mere 12 minutes to open or close. The roof is supported by two steel arched trusses that run beyond the expanse of the Stadium and rise 292 feet above field level at their apex.

Feb 21, 2011

Just How Massive is Google? - INFOGRAPHIC

google Google is certainly one of the largest technology companies in the world. But just how massive exactly it is?

Well, according to the infographic created by computers school, Google is seriously strong financially and is the undisputed champion when it comes to indexing information on the web. One interesting fact highlights that the amount of data stored in Google totals 1.2 zettabytes, which is equivalent to everyone in the world posting on Twitter non-stop for a century.

Feb 15, 2011

10 Most Incredible Monster Trucks In The World

Monster Trucks The crazy world of monster trucks – those strange vehicles featuring large wheels and suspension systems placed underneath traditional pick-up bodies - is sometimes referred to as a mechanized version of professional wrestling. Certainly the two forms of all-American entertainment inspire larger-than-life personalities, superhero style names and are both wildly popular. Add to that the power rock chords and manic sounding commentary that resonate at races and car crushing events and it’s easy to see why the comparison is drawn. Monster truck fans dislike this image, however, and want to see it treated as a credible sport. For now, though, let’s take a look at the 10 most incredible monster trucks on earth.

Feb 9, 2011

20 Best Beer Towns in America

20080905-sarah11 Here’s Matador’s (matadornetwork.com) list of the 20 best American cities for beer drinkers. Cheers!

Feb 5, 2011

World’s Bizarre Catacombs: Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, Italy

world's bizarre catacombs 01 If you've got a secret yearning to join mummified cadavers, and your tastes lean to the bizarre, you should spend at least an hour at these catacombs under the Capuchins Monastery.

Some 350 years ago, it was discovered that the catacombs contained a mysterious preservative that helped mummify the d-ead. As a result, Sicilians from nobles to maids -- at least 8,000 in all -- demanded to be buried here. The oldest corpses date from the late 16th century. The last corpse to be buried here was that of 2-year-old Rosalia Lombaro, who d-ied in 1920. She still appears so lifelike that locals have dubbed her "Sleeping Beauty." Giuseppe Tommasi, prince of Lampedusa and author of one of the best-known works of Sicilian literature, The Leopard, was buried here in 1957. His body was not embalmed, but buried in the cemetery next to the catacombs instead.

Feb 3, 2011

The Most Powerful Colors on the Web

The Colors of the Web is a very cool infographic by ColourLovers.com.  Looking at the color distribution of the icons of the top 100 web brands.

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Feb 2, 2011

Seven of the Biggest Beasts of All Time

biggest-frog-picture We all know about the size of dinosaurs, of course, but how about a rodent the size of a bull, a sea scorpion bigger than a man, a frog as large as a beach ball, a penguin the size of a small adult human, a 1,000-pound ground-sloth-like marsupial, and a shark that may have grown longer than 50 feet and weighed up to 30 times more than the largest modern great white?

All these titans existed, although not in the same place or period.