The man was the subject of two separate investigations looking into his strange condition. Some would say the potential for productivity one man can have utilizing all 24 hours in the day without sleep would be an immense boon while others say it is a cruel curse placed on him by nature. The investigations operating out of the United Kingdom and Thailand both independently concluded that Thai Ngoc was the genuine article as they followed him for several days independently with cameras around the clock.
Creature comfort: the British 'safari jet' that transforms into a plush viewing platform
There are some people who want the comforts of home with them - even when 'roughing it' on safari in Africa. For these five-star campers, BAE Systems and Design Q have come up with the ultimate in travel luxury. The four-engined Avro Business Jet Explorer Four has been designed to land on short runways and uneven landing strips, delivering its wealthy passengers directly into wildlife areas.
Then, with the flick of a switch, a door on the side of the jet opens and a viewing platform extends from the fuselage - offering spectacular open-air views.
They walk, talk and amaze the experts. Krista and Tatiana - conjoined twins, fused heads. Girls three and a half years, they go - awkwardly, but pretty quickly - talk and charm all around. Even before his birthday on Oct. 25, 2006 Twins spotlight. The family signed a contract with the company «National Geographic» and channel «Discovery» to shoot a documentary. My mother and grandmother had seen some scenes from the movie and were pleasantly surprised by "valid, scientific approach", which had directed them to the problem. That is why the family refused to participate in the popular reality show - they do not want fame, just a documentary about conjoined twins can help many who have faced the same problem.
1. Box Jellyfish
The remarkable array of new species - which also include a bat that feeds on jungle nectar, a 'gargoyle-like gecko' with yellow eyes, and a giant woolly rat - were discovered in Indonesia's Foja mountains.
The creatures were identified during a four-week survey of the rainforest wilderness by Conservation International.
The discoveries include several new mammals, a reptile, an amphibian and a dozen insects.
Among them were a new imperial pigeon and a tiny forest wallaby that is believed to be the smallest member of the kangaroo family documented in the world.
Conservation International said the frog's Pinocchio-like protuberance on its nose pointed upwards when it called - but leaned downwards when it was less active.
The Foja Mountains, classified as a national wildlife sanctuary, are in the Indonesian province of Papua on the island of New Guinea and encompass more than 300,000 hectares of pristine rainforest.
Solo sailor Jessica Watson, 16, completes globe-circling feat
Watson sails into Sydney Harbor after her seven-month voyage, and is feted by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who calls her 'Australia's newest hero.'
With all the discussion around the net regarding the new 7 wonders of the world, I thought that a nice complement to that would the be the 7 wonders of the technological world. I searched around for inspiration and was surprised to find that no one has put together a really decent list. One of the prominent lists I did find included Microsoft Surface – how ridiculous! (I wonder who owns that newspaper). So, without further ado, here is the list of the Top 7 Wonders of the Technological World.
1. The Internet
The USSR’s launch of Sputnik spurred the United States to create the Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as ARPA, in February 1958 to regain a technological lead. After much work, the first node went live at UCLA on October 29, 1969 on what would be called the ARPANET, one of the “eve” networks of today’s Internet. The first TCP/IP-wide area network was operational by January 1, 1983, when the United States’ National Science Foundation (NSF) constructed a university network backbone that would later become the NSFNet. It was then followed by the opening of the network to commercial interests in 1985. Important, separate networks that offered gateways into, then later merged with, the NSFNet include Usenet, BITNET and the various commercial and educational networks, such as X.25, Compuserve and JANET.
Kurt Wenner came up with some street art that are some amazing 3D optical illusions. They look so real it is difficult to believe that they were painted. With a person standing next to one of them you would swear that the art next to them as real as they are. The man is a scientist as well as an artistic genius.