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Archive: August 2012

Most Dangerous Roads in the World, Part 7 Crazy Routes in Tibet and India Huge Airborne Aircraft Carriers Planes on top of planes… with more planes inside! Love, Romance and Tight Finances (Pics) “Oh Darling, Let’s Be Adventurers!” Awesome Vintage Ambulance Cars Chromed & streamlined legendary vehicles Olympic Flame Torches & Cauldrons: A Retrospective Large and exciting collection of designs Hilarious Sports Pics! Soccer and gymnastics [...]

Most Dangerous Roads in the World, Part 7

“QUANTUM SHOT” #793 Link – article by Avi Abrams Crazy Routes in India and Tibet Today we present another (long-overdue) installment in our popular series The World’s Most Dangerous Roads, and we have to shudder showing you these vertigo-inducing images (although some hardened drivers may say “oh, shucks, it’s nothing [...]

The Top Ten Banned Video Games of All Time

It might not surprise you that Call of Duty 4 was banned in the Middle East or that Postal was banned in Australia, but some of these top ten banned games are a bit of a shock. For example, Mass Effect was banned in Singapore for its lesbian love scene. The most surprising item on [...]

World’s Most Expensive Dog

An 11-month-old Tibetan mastiff named Hong Dong (Big Splash) broke the record for dog prices, going to a new home in China for 10 million RMB, which is £945,000 or about $1.5 million US. Tibetan Mastiffs are huge and fierce guard dogs that have stood watch over nomad camps and monasteries on the Tibetan plateau for [...]

5000 Years of Board Games (Part Two)

This week, Keith Law is taking us though the evolution of board games. If you missed yesterday’s installment, you might want to read that first. While modern western board games trace their lineage through Europe to the Middle East, Asia has its own long history of board games, dating at least back to 300 A.D., where [...]

7 Modern Werewolves You Need To Know

Time to get in the mood for Halloween! While werewolves predate Greek mythology, the story of Lycaon is still one of the earliest examples of a man shapeshifting into an anthropomorphic wolf-like creature. If you recall, Lycaon was transformed into a wolf after eating human flesh. Skip ahead to our times and shapeshifters abound on [...]

The Amazing Monasteries Of Bhutan

The Kingdom of Bhutan is sometimes overlooked, locked between Tibet and India, but the Land of the Dragon as the Bhutanese call it is home to some of the most exquisite Buddhist monasteries in the word. Here, we take a fleeting visit to some of the over forty monasteries in Bhutan – quite a number [...]

Famous Men That Became Women

All these women were once men, and you can see the images before and after the gender change. It is really unbelievable. Some of these ladies look very beautiful and feminine, but some of them still have some male features. Dana International Singer, Entertainer April Ashley Model, Entertainer, Socialite Joan Roughgarden Biologist Melanie Anne Phillips TS Support-Site Authoress Jan Morris [...]

The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: How to Fake Your Own Death

All week I’ll be posting excerpts from my new book, The Sherlock Holmes Handbook, available at Amazon and at bookstores everywhere. Enjoy the preview — and please, don’t try this at home! How to Fake Your Own Death “I owe you many apologies, dear Watson, but it was all-important that it should be thought I was dead, [...]

Nun Pulls Car with Her Hair

(YouTube Link) Kung Fu artist Zhang Tingting of Kaifeng, China, decided to become a Buddhist nun. This required shaving her head. To mark the end of her secular life, she decided to pull a car with her hair: The 52-year-old artist has performed across China for decades, after taking up martial arts when she was 17. She [...]