As you all know the latest edition of the Guinness World Records 2012 book has just been published, so here we thought of coming up with the list of ‘weird world records 2012’ that made it into the Guinness World Records.
Every time the Guinness World Records book is published one expects it to contain some really amazing records and people. The 2012 edition of the book is now in its 57th year and as the trend goes on, it includes illustrious record holders that have left the spectators amazed with their acts and deeds.
The latest issue of Guinness World Records 2012 book includes people like Rob Hull, owner of the world’s largest collection of Daleks, the owner of the world’s largest afro and many more. From the world’s most pierced man, the longest tongue and the world’s fastest wedding chapel lot many records have been made.
Wish to know about strange, fascinating and somewhat pointless records within the pages of Guinness World Records book? Here, we have listed some of the best and silliest records.
Lennart Nilsson is a Swedish photographer and scientist who is well noted for his photographs of in vivo human embryos and other medical subjects which at one point of time were considered un-photographable.
Considered to be among Sweden’s first modern photojournalists, Nilsson has done a great job in the field of photography. His pioneering images have made him win the hearts of millions. Beginning his career in photography in the early 1940s he has always tried to a story through his photographs.
‘A Child is Born’ which is the collection of images of infant development is the incredible work by Lennart Nilsson who pioneered the use of endoscopy and took pictures inside the human body. Starting in 1965, the unbelievable pictures in utero fetuses and zygotes when published in magazines all over the world left the spectators amazed.
Throughout the years, Nilsson has devoted special attention to capturing the creation of a human being from conception to birth and has given it the name-‘A Child Is Born’. Not to mention it is the fascinating blend of science and art. The incredible work by this ingenious photographer is kept in print for over 40 years.
Barack Obama (Barack Hussein Obama) is the 44th and current President of the United States. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama has during his tenure of the Presidency has achieved a lot and has brought the revolution. Personally, I admire him a lot for the changes he has brought as the President of the United States.
Politics is one interesting sphere which catches the attention of all because we all are interested in the changes being brought about at the large scale that effects each one of us directly or indirectly. Let me not spend more words talking about the politics and directly come to the point.
Every day when we pick up the newspaper to know about the major happenings around the world, some of us tend to look for the day’s cartoon that is usually the political one. Political cartoons are for composed of two elements-caricatures which parodies the individual and allusion which creates the situation or context into which the individual is placed.
There are lot many ingenious cartoonists all over that come up with the political cartoons using humor and satire to bring current events alive. Politics indeed is a heavy subject that at times seems boring but the cartoons make it light to be understood in fun and humorous way.
Large and visually unusual holes have been known to us since the ancient times. A natural depression or hole in the Earth’s surface caused for one or the other reason has been the topic of interest for human beings since ages.
Man has always been in the quest to search for mineral wealth thereby creating many enormous holes. Not only this, nature too has played a major role in creating these gigantic holes.
Few good number of holes can be found scattered across the globe. While some of them are smaller in size there are lot many that are so huge that they can be seen by astronauts with the unaided eye. Some of them signal a subterranean fire, open pit diamond mines, and others are sinkholes.
From Chand Baori in India to Great Blue Hole in Belize; there are lot many massive holes- brought about by mankind, made by nature like craters or collapsed cave systems. Here we have listed 10 most spectacular natural and manmade holes on the Earth.
“Home is where the heart is”, “Blood is thicker than water”, “A family that prays together sticks together”; these few quotes about families somehow hint at what’s coming next. This article is dedicated to family photographs.
Family photographs are the means of communication; they tell a story. A photograph can be a mini-slice of a particular occurrence but the pictures one after the other reveal threads of consistent themes and patterns. Infact, they become an informal photo essay telling the tale.
The family pictures also indicate relationships within and among the family. The family members choose about who, what, when and where to photograph. Its not only the recording of events that the camera captures but also records what the photographer chooses to see.
The photographer isn’t the only person who shapes the family photographs instead depend on lot many other things and people (family members for example). Choice of what to keep, what not to and what to display can provide valuable information about the family.
Dressing up on this special occasion is of great importance, you simply won’t want to go in your jeans and t-shirt or whatever dress you wish to. I mean its Halloween guys and you deserve the cool dress designed specifically for this day.
If you all know, Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after supernatural figures like monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. The first mass-produced Halloween costumes appeared in stores in the 1930s when trick-or-treating became popular in the United States. I still remember the Halloween costume in which a lady was wrapped up in cell phone dummy. Since then I have witnessed the great change and over the years, the selection of Halloween costumes has included varied characters from fiction, celebrities, generic archetypes and many more.
Halloween costume parties generally fall on or around 31 October on the Friday or Saturday prior to the Halloween and you certainly have started planning as to which one would you pick for yourself.
Call them unexploded munitions or ordnance (UXOs/UXBs, UO), not many of us are well aware of the fact that is that it’s not an ordinary term. Let me give you the bit of idea as to why I am calling these risky. Ordnance are explosive weapons like bombs, bullets, shells, grenades, land mines and naval mines that didn’t explode when they were employed and pose a risk of detonation till date.
Unexploded ordnance from far back to the American Civil War pose a hazard worldwide in many areas where sometimes at unexpected sites. The major issue with these unexploded ordnance is that over the years the detonator and main charge deteriorate which makes them all the more sensitive to disturbance resulting into hazards.
The recent pasts have witnessed innumerable scenarios where civilians tampering with unexploded ordnance have faced hazardous effects with fatal results. Unknowingly how hazardous these can be, these were handled without extra care and the result was the explosion killing or severely injuring them.
A few years ago in London a 2,000-pound unexploded bomb was unearthed. Its not just one incident but lot many such incidents are reported. Such finds are common in places like London.
All those of you who have keen interest in the history and keep reading the books that are endowed with immense knowledge of historical events, characters that ruled the world and much more, here is an interesting write up you would love reading.
Scroll down for checking out what we have in store for you all today. Did you all know that the body parts of some real life characters went missing for one or the other reason? Undeniably their bodies were buried but for different reasons of some notorious people, it was not let to rest down beneath the ground instead some of their body parts were persevered and some were sent from one place to another.
During the Middle Ages, the body parts of many saints, and others attracted people from all around the world so much so that these persuaded some people to steal for miscellaneous reasons of their own.
Some of the body parts that went missing some hundred years were found at different places while some still are missing.
Throughout the year lot many events, competitions, festivals take place that draw a pull towards ingenious, freaky people from around the world. Not to forget the 11 Most Bizarre Festivals Around The World we came up with a few months back. Amazing bizarre festivals/events were listed down and I am pretty sure you all loved checking them out.
Well, today I have come up with not weird but the artistic festival that magnetizes talented people from around the globe at one place to show their creativity. The most awaited Nuart annual international contemporary street and urban art festival is here once again and ingenious artists from around the globe have gathered under the same roof to exhibit their artistic skills.
Established in 2001, the festival is based in Stavanger on the West Coast of Norway and begins from the first week of September. The international team of street artists starts to leave their mark on the city’s walls, both indoors and outdoors, creating one of Europe’s most dynamic and constantly evolving public art events.
This year at Nuart, a dark installation that needed an entire room was a highlight. With the help of a crane, they overtook a large wall with paintings of a caged monkeys and a disgruntled prince that said these sad words, “I had to cage you because I envied you..too much.”
Engineering as it sounds is difficult stream not only till the time one is studying and has to pass the exams but throughout. Constructing any architecture or any other structure is one intricate job that involves detailed planning, engineering knowledge and complete coordination. If one of these is missing it results in unusual sometimes disastrous.
So predictably, the engineering team has to be in total co-ordination so as to get the desired results. The larger the projects, more are the chances of miscommunication and eventually, epic fails that sometimes might bring smile on the spectator’s face while sometimes these are sure to leave them wide mouth opened.
Lack of coordination or some kind of miscommunication; whatever be the reason, the fact remains that there are lot many times we witness the scenario where people stand gazing at them and wondering. Today, I planned to jot down the amazing epic construction fails that will actually keep you pondering as to why and how these happened and what could be the smart way out.
Throughout the time of collecting these pictures of epic construction fails I kept wondering that not even a single moment while constructing these, the engineering team understood that there was a major blunder. Didn’t anyone ever think during the long, laborious construction period notice?