Thursday, 26 April 2012

12 Worst Celebrity Wax Figures Fails

  The Seinfeld Cast

Somebody went to the trouble of making not one but three of the Seinfeld cast members before realizing that he or she sure needed a bit more practice. Or a better copy to work from. For once, George got lucky by being left out and doesn't need to jump out of the window in horror like the rest of them. 

  Tiger Woods

We didn't know Tiger Woods was actually an old white lady.

  Jennifer Lopez

  Jennifer Lopez's likeness has been immortalized (again) thanks to the help of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, who relaunched the singer's newly molded statue in Hollywood, California, on August 1, 2011. The recently single singer's wax figure was reworked and received a makeover (make-under?), complete with a brand new do, dress and apparently some facial reconstruction for the famous museum's Hollywood gallery.


  Taylor Swift

 The Madame Tussauds in New York City made a major boo boo on Taylor Swift's wax figure! It's like Barbie Taylor. 

  Jessica Alba


Jessica Alba meets

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber stood alongside his unveiled wax figure at Madame Tussauds in London. Two other wax statues of the 16-year-old popstar were also unveiled at Tussauds' New York and Amsterdam locations. It's debatable how much the duplicates resemble the real life Bieber. About two inches too short and with a more rounded baby face than the real Biebs, we're sure it's hard to translate swag into wax. 

  Drew Barrymore

 I didn't realize Drew Barrymore had been to prison...as this wax figure clearly captures.

 

  Lindsey Lohan

 It looks nothing like her… minus the freckles on her chest.

  Madonna

 This figure of Madonna speaks for itself, a total disaster, it seems to have had a very bad night out, the glasses were spent sprawled and ended there.

 

  Julia Roberts

 Julia Roberts looks more like Rupert Everett.


  Sandra Bullock

 She deserves better.

 

  Mel Gibson

 Mel Gibson in Braveheart in the Hollywood Wax Museum. Well, sort of.

 

Amazing Illusions At Its Best

An eye impression is always recognized by creatively recognized pictures, at least in wise practice conditions, inaccurate or deceptive. Therefore, the information accumulated by the eye is prepared by the mind to give, on the experience of it, a percept that does not count with a actual statistic of the incitement resource.

This is a list of few awesome amazing illusions:

1. A blivet, also known as a poiuyt, is an undecipherable determine, an eye impression and an difficult item. It seems to have three round prongs at one end which then surprisingly convert into two rectangle-shaped prongs at the other end.
 

2. One type of movement impression is a form of eye illusion in which a fixed graphic seems to be moving due to the mental effects of conversing shade differences and shape position. To properly view this effect, click the graphic above to see the full scaled edition.


3. Which God you discover in between these lines in below one of the amazing illusions (my best illusion)?


4. The impression below looks really terrifying when we see it at random. Some individuals see it as a go of a demon while most of the others think a lady is status, what do you see?


5. Vision scientists have come up with mind-bending new amazing illusions this season. Try to guess what exactly is happening in the below image.


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Sachin Tendulkar Birthday World Cricket Day - 24 April

He is easily the most-loved man in India. His fan following cuts across geography, religion and ideology. For 23 years he has given us immeasurable pleasure. We thought he had achieved everything, and then he helped India win the World Cup.
We thought the Cup would satisfy him, but then he did his quota of "TON" of hundreds. On his 39th birthday, in.com bring to you facets of his life off the cricket pitch. 


Sachin Tendulkar has mostly celebrated his birthdays in a quiet manner and away from the public eye over the years. On the eve of his 38th birthday too, the Little Maestro chose to make the occasion special in his own way by fulfilling the wishes of physically challenged soldiers based in Pune on Friday.

Since his cricketing commitments made it impossible for Tendulkar to meet them personally, he interacted with the soldiers undergoing rehabilitation at the paraplegic centre in Pune's Khadki cantonment via a video-conference which was lively and invoked lots of laughter.
 
While the jawans asked him several questions, Tendulkar too had a few to ask one of them being, "When you (soldiers) go out on a mission there are no retakes. Where do you get the courage from, especially at times when it is a matter of life and death? To which, the jawans replied, "Whatever we do as soldiers is with the responsibility of serving the nation and when we are at the front it is about that and nothing else matters. One doesn't even think about whether you'll stay alive or not." The answer had Tendulkar moved.


On a lighter note, a jawan asked him about his trips to Dehradun and if the hill station was one of his favourite. Tendulkar said, "I have been there only once but the television channels keep showing the same footage. But it's a very nice place and I loved the long morning walks in solace there."

He was also asked about his love for tennis to which Tendulkar quipped, "For me as a kid the choice was between tennis and cricket and I feel that I didn't make a bad choice. Though, I still love tennis and watch it whenever I get time."

About every kid wanting to play cricket and be like him, Tendulkar emphasized that it was for every parent to allow their children to pursue their interests. "Children have their own choices, they should be encouraged. For the kids, it is important that they pursue their dreams with devotion."

Tendulkar promised to pay a visit to the jawans. "I would like to play table tennis with you and would like to learn to play basketball when I come to meet you," he said.

Tendulkar also cut a cake and exchanged bouquets with the soldiers on camera.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Gold


Used in dentistry and medicine, in jewelry and arts, in medallions and coins, in ingots as a store of value, for scientific and electronic instruments, as an electrolyte in the electro-plating industry. South Africa has about half of the world’s resources. Significant quantities are also present in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, and Russia. 


Background

Gold is described and known as a precious metal. The combination of gold’s relative scarcity and its obvious beauty has made it a very valuable commodity throughout the history of humanity. It is most probably the oldest precious metal known to man. Wars have been fought over it and countless numbers have died trying to gain it or protect it.
Scientifically speaking, gold is an element, a metal, with an atomic number 79. Its physical and chemical properties make it ideal for a number of applications. It is very stable and as a result seldom combines with other elements. In other words, it does not corrode or rust. It conducts electricity very well (only silver and copper are better conductors of electricity). It conducts heat very well. Gold is very malleable which means it can be hammered into shapes. Gold is so malleable that it can be hammered into a sheet so thin that light can pass through it. It is also ductile, which means it can be drawn into long, thin wires: a wire thread approximately 50 miles long can be drawn from a single troy ounce of gold (31.1 grams). It is also one of the densest metals: a cubic foot of gold weighs over 1,200 pounds.

Name

Gold’s chemical symbol is Au. It comes from the Latin word aurum which means shining dawn, a reference to its bright yellow color and shiny luster. The English word gold has its origins in Middle English.

Sources

Gold is found in two major types of deposits. Lode deposits are deposits where gold is found in cracks and veins in rocks. These are also called vein deposits. The second type of gold deposit is called a placer deposit. Placer deposits are formed by moving water that has eroded gold out of lode deposits. When the speed of the water in a river slows sufficiently, the heavy gold falls to the bottom and accumulates in the sand of the riverbed. A third major source of gold is as a by-product of copper and silver mining. Gold is so valuable that it is worth the effort to recover even minute amounts from copper and silver ore.
It is estimated that the total amount of gold yet to be retrieved from the Earth is 100,000 tons. South Africa is the world’s largest producer of gold and is estimated to have half of these gold resources. The United States and Brazil each have significant amounts of the world’s gold resources. Approximately one-fifth of the total resources of gold in the world is by-product from copper and silver ores.
In the United States, Alaska and Nevada are the main producers of gold. Nevada produces the majority of the gold produced in all of the United States. The remaining are from placer deposits in Alaska, and other gold deposits in western states. Most of the gold recovered in the United States is recovered by only about 30 mines. The largest gold mines in the United States today are located in northern Nevada.
Brazil and Canada export significant amounts of gold to the United States.

Uses

Most gold is used to make jewelry and other art items. Because it is chemically stable and conducts electricity so well, it is very important in electronics. Electronic applications represent a significant amount of the United States’ annual gold consumption, followed by dentistry and a variety of other applications.
Gold has been very important as the standard for currency. In 1792, the United States Congress established gold and silver as the standard for the nation’s money. The U.S. Department of the Treasury holds a major stockpile of gold.

Substitutes and Alternative Sources

Palladium, platinum and silver have been substituted for gold. Alloys (mixtures) of gold and other base metals are extensively used in jewelry and electronics to reduce the amount of gold used while assuring the positive features for which gold is desired.
Traditional mining of lode and placer deposits and by-product production of gold from copper and silver mining will continue to be the main sources of gold. There is gold in seawater, but recovering this gold is unlikely to ever be profitable. Recycling gold from used electronics will provide only a very small amount of gold, though some do find this venture profitable.

White Gold


White gold is an alloy of gold and some white metals such as silver and palladium. White gold can be 18kt, 14kt, 9kt or any karat. For example, 18kt yellow gold is made by mixing 75% gold (750 parts per thousand) with 25% (250 parts per thousand) other metals such as copper and zinc. 18kt white gold is made by mixing 75% gold with 25% other metals such as silver and palladium. So the amount of gold is the same but the alloy is different.
Traditionally nickel was used in white gold, however, nickel is no longer used in most white gold made today as nickel can cause reactions with some people. We do not use nickel in our white gold

When white gold rings are new they are coated with another white metal called Rhodium. Rhodium is a metal very similar to platinum and Rhodium shares many of the properties of platinum including its white color.
The rhodium plating is used to make the white gold look more white. The natural color of white gold is actually a light grey color. The Rhodium is very white and very hard, but it does wear away eventually. To keep a white gold ring looking its best it should be re-rhodium plated approximately each 12 to 18 months. Most local jewelers are able to rhodium plate jewelry for a cost effective price

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

10-Year-Old Girl Gives Birth to Daughter


A 10-year-old Colombian girl gave birth to a healthy baby girl, making her one of the youngest mothers ever.

The unnamed girl from Manaure, a town in the Colombian Department of La Guajira, arrived at the hospital in tears and “enormous pain” from the contractions, according to Univision’s Primer Impacto. She reportedly delivered her daughter, who weighed 5 pounds, by cesarean section.

Experts say a C-section delivery for such a young mother is not unusual.

“The baby’s head needs to come through a bony outlet. But in a young girl, the pelvis may not be ready or big enough to deliver a baby,” said Dr. Kimberly Gecsi, an OB/GYN at UH Case Medical Center in Cleveland.
Extremely young mothers also have a higher risk of pregnancy-induced high blood pressure known as preeclampsia, and their babies are at risk for fetal growth restriction, according to Dr. Frederick Gonzalez, a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at NYU Langone Medical Center.

“These girls are not ready to be pregnant. Their bodies are not mature,” said Gonzalez. “They may be able to get pregnant, but being able to have a baby is a whole other situation.”
The new mom is a member of the Wayuu people, an indigenous tribe in northern Colombia. The age of the father is unknown, but police can’t press charges because the tribe has its own jurisdiction, according to local reports.

“We’ve already seen several cases [of pregnancy] in girls of the Wayuu ethnicity,” EfraĆ­n Pacheco Casadiego, director of the hospital where the girl gave birth, told RCN La Radio noticias. “When in fact [the girls] should be playing with dolls, they are having to care for a baby. This is shocking.”
Pregnancy can occur as soon as a girl starts ovulating, which is happening at ever younger ages.
“The average age girls in the country start menstruating is about 12 and a half, but that age keeps dropping,” said Gecsi, adding that the age is even lower among Hispanic girls. ”But only about 13 percent of Hispanic girls menstruate younger than 11. And for them to have a sexual experience would be very unusual.”
Because ovulation precedes menstruation, girls can get pregnant before ever having a period.
“Typically, menstruation is the last thing that happens in puberty,” said Gesci, adding that girls typically go through a growth spurt and develop breasts and pubic hair before menstruating. “If you notice those things, you could be about to menstruate and you could get pregnant.”
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