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Telectroscope Connects New York & London

Telectroscope Connects New York & London

The Telectroscope was built by artist/inventor Paul St. George and connects New York and London via a massive tunnel you can look through and see out the other end. In all its optical brilliance and brass and wood, there stood the Telectroscope: an 11.2-meter-(37 feet) long by 3.3-meter-(11 feet) tall dream of a device allowing people on one side of ... Read More »

Autostadt – Volkswagen Car Tower in Germany

autostadt

The Autostadt, situated next to Volkswagen’s headquarter in Wolfsburg, Germany. The Autostadt is a visitor attraction, the company’s theme park, and distribution centre where daily 5,500 visitors view Volkswagen Group’s major brands (like VW owns Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti) and two incredible Car Towers. Photo by Bernd It features a museum, feature pavilions for the principal automobile brands in ... Read More »

Wright brothers – The first to invent successful airplane

wright brothers aeroplane

The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who were credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903. From 1905 to 1907, the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the ... Read More »

Animals that can see behind without turning

Parrot and Rabbit

In this world there are only two animals that can see behind without turning their heads. They are Parrot & Rabbit. Animals which have a very wide field of view that actually extends far enough around the head that they can see behind them. These animals would need to have eyes on the sides of their heads, rather than the front. ... Read More »

Kola superdeep borehole – Deepest hole in the world

kola superdeep borehole

The deepest hole ever made by humans is Kola superdeep borehole. It is located in Kola Peninsula in Russia, was completed in 1989, creating a hole 12,262 meters (7.6 miles) deep. The Kola Superdeep Borehole is the result of a scientific drilling project of the Soviet Union in the Pechengsky District, on the Kola Peninsula. The project attempted to drill as ... Read More »

Chop onions without crying

Cutting onions crying

Chewing gum or eating sugar cubes while peeling onions will keep you from crying. There are various methods, with proponents of each, it does work really and here’s why: Chew gum or eat sugar cubes (this causes you to breathe through your mouth, inhibiting the amount of gas that gets into your nose) Put the onion under water, then chop ... Read More »

100 lightning strikes occur worldwide every second

lightning

Average 100 lightning strikes occur worldwide every second.  Cloud-to-ground lightning bolts are a common phenomenon, yet their power is extraordinary. Each bolt can contain up to one billion volts of electricity. The average number of strikes varies with location, season, and many other variables. A number of studies have been done using lightning detection networks located in some countries and using ... Read More »

75 acres of pizza are eaten in U.S. everyday

Pizza

About 75 acres of pizza are eaten in the United States everyday. Pizza became most popular in America after soldiers stationed in Italy returned from World War II.  During the latter half of the 20th century, pizza in the United States became an iconic dish of considerable popularity. Often, “Americanized” foods such as barbecued chicken and bacon cheeseburgers are used ... Read More »

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