Dec 24, 2011

The 12 Facts of Christmas [INFOGRAPHIC]

Welcome to our “12 Facts of Christmas” Infographic for 2011. Just a little something to wish you a Merry Christmas, give you some fun facts to use at your office party and to say a big thank you for being so inspiring to work with in 2011. We hope you have a great Christmas and a prosperous new year!

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Dec 23, 2011

Project Mercury Space Capsule Configuration [INFOGRAPHIC]

Glenn62Project Mercury was the first human spaceflight program of the United States. It ran from 1959 through 1963 with the goal of putting a human in orbit around the Earth. The Mercury-Atlas 6 flight on February 20, 1962, was the first American flight to achieve this goal. (image source)

The program included 20 unmanned launches, followed by two suborbital and four orbital flights with astronaut pilots. Early planning and research were carried out by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), but the program was officially conducted by its successor organization, NASA. Mercury laid the groundwork for Project Gemini and the follow-on Apollo moon-landing program.

Dec 22, 2011

Top 10 Kim Jong-Il Conspiracy Theories

Dec 16, 2011

50 Worst Christmas Pictures Ever

It’s amazing the torture a family will put its members through come holiday time, especially when the memories can’t be erased thanks to some fool snaping a picture to document the humiliation for posterity. On the plus side, at least everyone who got one of these pictures in a holiday card got a good laugh.


 

Dec 14, 2011

How 20 Popular Websites Looked When They Launched

Have you ever wondered how your daily used/favorite websites such as Facebook, Google, Youtube, Wikipedia, and Flickr look like when they were first launched? Below are the screenshots of the most popular websites while they were still in their earliest incarnations. With comparison to their design today, they have definitely evolved greatly and will continue to improve. While, Google had recently rolled out a makeover for all of its products & services in an attempt to unify its products & services.

Thanks to the waybackmachine internet archive, we’re still able to see some of the Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 pioneers looked in their earliest forms.

 

1. Google.com - launched in 1996

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Dec 11, 2011

Tennis: Top Five Biggest Comebacks Of 2011

ATPWorldTour.com reviews the Top 5 comebacks of the 2011 season, beginning with No. 5:

 

5. Robin Soderling vs Lleyton Hewitt, 6-7(5), 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4, Wimbledon 2nd RD

Robin Soderling came back from a two-sets deficit for the third time in his career.Lleyton Hewitt had to feel good about his chances after jumping out to a 7-6(5), 6-3 lead against World No. 5 Robin Soderling at Wimbledon. The former World No. 1 had established a two-sets lead 94 times in Grand Slam competition and won all but one of those matches, his sole loss coming to Tommy Robredo at Roland Garros back in 2003.

Soderling, meanwhile, had battled back from a two-sets deficit twice before, most recently in 2005 at Roland Garros. “I tried not to think about the scoreline,” he said. “Instead, I tried to keep looking forward. I know I was playing pretty well. I served well. And if I could just start to move a little bit better, start to return a little bit better than the first two sets, I knew I had a good chance.”

Two games away from defeat at 5-5 in the third set, Soderling broke Hewitt for the first time to begin his comeback, and he broke the Australian at the end of a tight fourth set to level the match.

Shark Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]

Interesting shark infographic with some unusual facts.

Dec 6, 2011

15 Weird Covers Of The Yugoslavian Science Magazine ‘Galaksija’

Yugoslavian science magazines turned dry inquiry into psychedelia.

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In the Seventies and Eighties, Yugoslavian science magazine Galaksija pumped out dozens of mind-blowingly weird covers that could easily be mistaken for prog rock LPs. Here's but a sampling of the many triptacular designs that hit Balkan newstands several decades ago.

Dec 4, 2011

‘Sovereign’: The Luxury Superyacht by Gray Design

Cruising a luxurious superyacht with your own custom-built limousine onboard, ready for offshore jaunts, sounds like an experience fit only for royalty.

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Likewise, lounging in your very own salon designed by one of the biggest fashion houses in the world could perhaps come with a lifestyle limited to supermodels.

Dec 2, 2011

The Biggest Animal In The World - Blue Whale

biggest animal in the world 01The Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen whales (called Mysticeti) At up to 32.9 metres (108 ft) in length and 172 metric tons (190 short tons) or more in weight, it is the largest animal ever known to have existed.

Long and slender, the Blue Whale's body can be various shades of bluish-grey dorsally and somewhat lighter underneath. There are at least three distinct subspecies: B. m. musculus of the North Atlantic and North Pacific, B. m. intermedia of the Southern Ocean and B. m. brevicauda (also known as the Pygmy Blue Whale) found in the Indian Ocean and South Pacific Ocean. B. m. indica, found in the Indian Ocean, may be another subspecies. As with other baleen whales, its diet consists almost exclusively of small crustaceans known as krill.