Top 10 Crazy things in Science!

Science is a wonder on its own but then again, no matter how many scientist get born in this century and the next, it is impossible to explain or even understand each and everything related to science! Please read below to find out some of the craziest examples of how eye-brow raising science can be at times!



10. ANIMAL RAIN

This is one of the most amazing science facts of all that I am sure you have not heard about. Did you know that there was a frog rain in London, Serbia, and India in the year 1998, 2005, and 2006 respectively? Then there was also a report about a frog rain in Wales in the year 2004. It might surprise you and you might think that frog rain is the name given to some kind of acidic rain but no, frog rain is what the name shows, a phenomenon where frogs actually do rain from the sky. It is scientifically proven that animal can rain down on us and the most common raining animals include frogs, fishes, and lastly, Birds. No one can exactly explain how this happens because certainly, there are no clouds that produce frogs or other animals for that matter. No this is science for you, as mysterious as ever!



9. COSMIC LATTE

There have been many instances where astronauts have explained what the universe actually looks like. In the year 2001 scientists and astronauts claimed that the color of the universe was greenish white but later they correct themselves in a paper published 2002. What they reported in that paper was that after a complete survey of the color of the galaxy, it turns out that it is in real a shade of beige white! In their survey, they included more than 200,000 galaxies just to ensure that they were on the right track and the consensus was generalized! The final color was later displayed in an article of the Washington Port. There was a joke that went around that a new name was needed for the color that was decided upon because it was neither white nor beige. Hence it was decided that universe was of a Cosmic Latte shade! I am sure that soon this would be one of the most touted colors in makeup palettes all over the world! It surely sounds very enchanting!



8. DANCING POISON

There was a weird phenomenon that occurred in middle Europe from the 14th to the 17th century. What happened was that people danced through the street of the towns and even of the cities. They kept on twitching and even had foam coming out of their mouths but they simply could not stop dancing. When their bodies got completely exhausted they would fall down on the floor and even then they kept on twitching! The dancers were seen screaming about wild visions and their bodies writhing in what seemed like pain inflicted by some invisible force! This scenario was first observed in 1374 in Germany. Later on, it spread through France and all of the Low Countries! This whole situation reached its peak in 1418. People were either dancing, or had fallen due to extensive dancing, or were assisting the dancers who had fallen, or were simply watching the dancers, all in all, everyone was involved in this.

Later they found out the cause of this weird happening and came to know that this happened when someone consumed rye that was infected with a small fungus known as Claviceps purpurea! This, although, is not a real consensus and is just what doctors found true in some affected parts!



7. GRADUAL INCREASE IN THE MOONS ORBIT

There have been many apocalypse theories that are related to the orbits of the earth changing their position. Some theories even suggest that the whole galaxy is shifting in position. Well I can’t really say for sure if that is true or not but get this, the Moon’s orbit is expanding at the rate of 3.8 centimeters every year! It is expected that this gradual increase in the size of the orbit will halt in around 1.5 billion years and it would be 1.6 times its present size! This would mean that a normal earth day would be 55 days long (the amount of time it will take for the Moon to orbit the earth)!

I hope the scientists are wrong about his one but then again, who will live to see 1.5 billion years eh?



6. BELLY BUTTON LINT


Ok so this one is a pretty gross one and I would leave out the finer details for you guys to Google later. I will merely skim through the fact that I found really shocking and which is that sometimes the collection of lint and what not that you find in your belly button, actually travels up from your boxer shorts instead of travelling down from your vest or your shirt! Mind boggling right? Feel free to Google it please! It is pretty harmless though so no need to worry!



5. FLY LARVAE HEALS WOUNDS

Remember how sometimes we have heard about people putting live larvae or maggots (that have been disinfected of course) on their wounds to help the healing process. Well this was discovered long ago by doctors that the soldiers who had live maggots on their wounds seemed to heal earlier than those who did not use the maggots. It was found that the maggots seemed to eat away the dead skin and also the bacteria that had accumulated! So if you introduce live and disinfected maggots or fly larvae onto a wound that is not healing, it can actually help! This was used long before the invention of antibiotics in case you are wondering



4. ANIMALS CAN EXPLODE NATURALLY

Another gross science fact coming up! Apparently animal explosions can occur anytime anywhere. And mostly it happens because of gases that are left off of a decomposing sperm! Major “ew” factor because where normal humans fart or burp, animals explode (pardon the pun please) !



3. AN ERECTION WHEN DEAD

Please do not be disgusted or think that the writer must be a major pervert. This is actually true for male patients who die facing downwards because after the heart stops, the natural distribution of blood also stops and thereby the force of gravity acts upon it. This explains about everything about this whole scenario! It cannot happen if a male dies in a position other than the one mentioned before!



2. MALE SEA HORSES GET PREGNANT

Remember in FRIENDS when Rachael is pregnant and Ross tries to comfort her by saying that “I wish I was a sea-horse”! Rachael looks at him in a WTF way and he explains by saying, “You see in sea horses, it is the male that gets pregnant”! So yes, it is true that with the sea horses, it IS the male that gets pregnant! I know some of you will have a lot of weird wished while reading this!



1. A FETUS CAN CARRY ITS TWIN

Fetus in fetu is a very rare medical case (only 91 in the whole world) where one fetus absorbs the other one into itself. The host fetus can actually grow into a normal human being the absorbed fetus still inside. It becomes very parasitic after a while which is when doctors normally intervene. The absorbed fetus cannot grow on it own because it does not have a brain but is touted to have organs and other things (albeit very weird and bizarre)!




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Beautiful but Undiscovered Places in the World

Traveling is one of the best things you can do to enrich your life, and it’s doubly pleasurable when you discover a hidden gem. There are plenty of spectacular places around the world which are somehow always missing the tourists’ “most visited” list. Perhaps it is just as well because these hidden gems might lose out on their charm if they have been overly exposed. For your traveling pleasure, though, you might want to think about including these spots in your itinerary.


Meknes Morocco

Meknes in Morroco is overshadowed by its sibling cities Fes and Marakesh. While it is low key compared to these more visited cities, Meknes actually has a very interesting share of architectural gems. Gaze at its historical 45 kilometer wall, gaze ate over fifty palaces located close to the city, and photograph the Roman ruins of Volubilis. You can also take pride in the fact that you’re among the first ones to visit this city before it got overly commercialized. Once word gets out, more and more travelers are bound to frequent this place.


Gujarat in India
This Indian state is at the very northwestern end of the country and is as off-beat as you can imagine. For some reason, it’s not in the itinerary of most travelers, but it’s actually quite interesting. In fact, the very few who have taken the time to explore it saw a side of India so enchanted they never thought could still be there. The island of Diu, which used to be inhabited by Portiguese settlers, is a must-see. There is a close-to dilapidated palace in the city of Bhuj which could give you so much in terms of India’s untold history.

If you need to know its significance, simply ask one of the charming locals in the area. If you’re looking for some local handicrafts, simply pick from any of the villages in Gujarat. There are still artisans there living their trade. The salt plains of the Little Rann of Kutch are also picturesque stops which no one must miss out on. Did you think flamingos resided in India? Here, they do, and you’ll get to see some wild ass too.


Aberdeen in Scotland

This Scottish city lives and breathes Old World Europe. It’s very charming with its Footdee village which would probably remind you of Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Also a must-see is the university which holds the famous King’s Chapel at the very heart of its campus grounds. The same university is fronted by a beach, which, just like the rest of Scotland, displays magnificent rock formations. The city itself is glittering, and there are plenty of cosmopolitan spots to visit here if you find yourself missing the conveniences of modern life. Most travelers who do find themselves in Aberdeen go beyond touring the city. The ruins of the Castle Dunottar, which was the setting of Zeferelli’s Hamlet, is only a short train ride away.


Trieste in Italy

This was originally where James Joyce lives, and the place was the first inspiration for the Ulysses before he moved to Dublin. Trieste is quite a melting pot of cultures, old European cafes, and seascapes. It’s located very close to Slovenia already, and still has the old Europe vibe. It’s definitely a place worth visiting if you want to taste as much central European food and experience the charm of Hapsburg.


Chongqing Province in China

Most people who go to China skip all the other provinces and go straight to Sichuan. If you do this too, you’re missing out on a lot. Locals can tell you that Chongqing is actually more worthy of the praises. The province overlooks the Yangzi River so if you’re looking for a picturesque place to visit, this is one of the best located spots in the country. If you’re into spicy food, you will also love their local delicacy. Don’t think, for a second, that this province is backward in any way. It’s actually a fine melding of the old and the new. While you have China’s cosmopolitan backdrop on the one hand, you’ll also see traditional steel boats and vendors balancing their goods on bamboo poles.


The Utrecht in The Netherlands

When you think about the Netherlands, you would probably automatically assume that the best city to visit here is the Amsterdam. While the over-trodden Amsterdam surely has its charm, those wishing to steer off the beaten path may want to visit the Utrecht. Those who got the chance to experience this city can’t figure out why it hasn’t been included in many “must-see” lists by travelers because it’s certainly very quaint. Imagine having a city surrounded by a medieval canal where you can take water taxis to the city’s best bohemian cafes. The townhouses in this place are also very impressively designed. Certainly, it’s the Venice counterpart of Netherlands, and it’s just as hip as its crowded cousin, Amsterdam.


Arras in France
This quaint little town is quite a surprise to travelers. It still has about 155 old gingerbread-like houses as if it’s been frozen in time. The confectionary sold here is also reminiscent of the 17th and 18th century Europe you would only read about in story books. If you’re wondering about the culture you’ll experience here, it’s a very traditional melding of Flemish and Spanish roots. You must also visit the town’s historical WW1 tunnels. These were used as routes by soldiers. If you want to take a photo of the picturesque town from the top, climb the bell tower.


Helsinki in Finland

While probably not as ambiguous as the places we’ve mentioned above, Finland’s capital is still considered humble and a bit low key. It is, however, a good place to visit, with its art nouveau buildings, unassuming fa├žade, generous share of art galleries, and quaint restaurants which have retained their 1930s vibe. You might want to visit this city during its “sunny nights”. This phenomenon happens between June and August. You can ask any travel agency for a calendar to make sure you’re visiting at the right dates.




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The Guinness World Records 2013

Guinness World Records has launched the latest edition of its best-selling book documenting global achievement, including new entries for the shortest bull, the oldest gymnast and the lowest ever car. The 57th version of best-selling reference book also features new verified entries for the world's heaviest sportswoman and the most conquests of Mount Everest, as well as the tallest ever dog.

Being published in 22 languages in more than 100 countries, the 2013 Guinness World Records is expected to sell around 2.7 million copies and documents numerous new extremes relating to the human body. Let’s take a look a some of the new entries.


The world's largest biceps belong to Mostafa Ismail (Egypt) and were measured for left arm flexed at 64.77 cm (25.5 in) and non-flexed 62.23 cm (24.5 in) and for right arm flexed at 63.5 cm (25 in) and non-flexed 60.96 cm (24 in). The measurements were taken in Franklin, Massachusetts, USA which is where Mostafa now resides.



The heaviest competing sportswoman living is sumo wrestler Sharran Alexander (UK) of London, UK, who weighs 203.21 kg (448 lbs).



The oldest gymnast is Johanna Quaas (b 20 November 1925, Germany) who, at the age of 86 years, is a regular competitor in the amateur competition Landes-Seniorenspiele, staged in Saxony, Germany. She performed a floor-and-beam routine on the set of 'Lo Show dei Record' in Rome, Italy.



The tallest mohican measures 113.5 cm (44.68 in) and belongs to Kazuhiro Watanabe (Japan). The length was verified at Bloc de l'art hair salon, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.



The tallest living dog is ‘Zeus’ (USA) a Great Dane, who measured 1.118 m (44 in) tall and is owned by Denise Doorlag and her family, of Otsego, Michigan, USA.Zeus also takes over the 'Tallest dog ever' title from previous holder 'Giant George'.



The tallest living horse is Big Jake, a nine-year-old Belgian Gelding horse, who measured 20 hands 2.75 in (210.19 cm, 82.75 in), without shoes, at Smokey Hollow Farms in Poynette, Wisconsin, USA.



The shortest bull is Archie, a 16-month-old Dexter Bull, fully registered in the Northern Ireland livestock inventory, in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, who measured 76.2 cm (30 in) from the hoof to the withers.



The tallest donkey living is Oklahoma Sam, a four-year-old American Mammoth Jackstock, who measured 15.3 hands (155.45 cm; 5 ft 1 in) tall on 10 December 2011, and is owned by Linda Davis of Watsonville, California, USA.



The heaviest rideable bicycle weighs 750 kg (1650 lb) and was built by Wouter van den Bosch (Netherlands) and ridden in Arnhem, Netherlands.



Largest collection of Barbie dolls : Bettina Dorfmann (Germany) has 15,000 different Barbie dolls. She has been collecting Barbies since 1993.



Largest collection of Hello Kitty memorabilia: Asako Kanda (Japan) has 4,519 different Hello Kitty items. Her house is filled with Hello Kitty items, such as a Hello Kitty frying pan, a Hello Kitty electric fan and a Hello Kitty toilet seat.



The youngest professional drummer is Julian Pavone (USA) (b. 14 May 2004). As of 21 March 2010, he was five years, 10 months, three days old.



The largest drum set is comprised of 340 pieces, is owned by Dr Mark Temperato (USA) and was counted in Lakeville, New York, USA. Dr Mark Temperato is a member of the band called Jesus the Soul Solution. He transports the drum set in a custom-built trailer.



The most balls juggled is 11 and was achieved by Alex Barron (UK), who managed 23 consecutive catches in what is known as a qualifying” juggling run. This feat was achieved at Roehampton Squash Club, London, UK.



The largest mining truck body by volume is the Westech T282C Flow Control Body which has a volume of 470.4 cubic metres at a coal density of 0.86 tons/m3. It was designed and manufactured by WESTECH (USA) an Austin Engineering LTD company and was presented and measured at the North Antelope Rochelle Mine, Wyoming, USA.



Largest hotdog: This 7lb, 16in monster on sale in Chicago will set you back £24





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Animals with Different Colored Eyes

In anatomy, heterochromia refers to a difference in coloration, usually of the iris but also of hair or skin. Heterochromia is primarily the result of the relative excess or lack of melanin (a pigment). However, it may also be inherited, or caused by genetic mosaicism, disease, or injury.

Below you will find a gallery of animals (mainly cats and dogs) with two different colored eyes. These are all examples of heterochromia and give each animal a very unique and memorable look.





















































































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