Posted in December 2012

Lake Retba

Lake Retba

This amazing pink lake exists!!! The type of bacteria reacts with the salt (its’ a salty lake) and voila! you get kool-aid like lake.   FYI… Nothings lives it the water there’s just salt and bacteria. .

The original carrot.

The original carrot.

Had NO Clues about carrots. Carrots in Afghanistan are used for alcoholic beverages. Carrot-tini? Rabbits shouldn’t eat too many carrots. 1 for them is like 20 for us, too much sugar! Carrots are the second most popular vegetable after potatoes. There are over 100 species of carrots. The biggest carrot recorded is more than 19 pounds and the longest is over 19 feet! The name “carrot” … Continue reading

What does telephone have to do with the word “Hello”?

What does telephone have to do with the word “Hello”?

hello. 1883, alteration og “Hallo“. “Holla” and “Hollo”, a shout to attract attention, first recorded 1588. Perhaps from holla! “stop, cease.” Popularity as a greeting coincides with use of the telephone, where it won out over Alexander Graham Bell‘s suggestion, ahoy. (Can you imagine saying “Ahoy” when you answer the phone?) Central telephone exchange operators were known as hello-girls … Continue reading

The Pinochio effect

The Pinochio effect

Proven! When you lie your nose, doesn’t get  bigger, but it does get warmer! On the contrary a lot brain effort makes your nose colder, and anxiety makes the whole face warmer. The experimental psychology unit at The University of Granada, using termography (termal image) came to this conclusion after a series of experiments with this technology. Another cool thing they … Continue reading

How hot is your birthday?

How hot is your birthday?

According to this info graph. Some interesting trends are evident in the data: -People like to make babies around the winter holiday season (large proportion of babies are born in September) Most common birthday September 16th, least common birthday February 29. Find the exact ranking of your bday here 

Birds of paradise

Birds of paradise

Where is Paradise? Birds of paradise are found ONLY from eastern Australia to New Guinea and surrounding islands. With abundant food, varied habitats and few predators, the birds have been free to evolve with great diversity and exaggerate their most attractive traits to a degree that they look absurd.     There are 39 species identified and photographed … Continue reading

The original Keep Calm poster

The original Keep Calm poster

Produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of WWII (ended in 1945)  in order to boost morale of the public in case of a wartime disaster (in case of a Nazi invasion). This particular poster has been used a lot lately for almost anything (see below image). More wartime posters Related articles Keep Calm and Carry … Continue reading