Tamil -80s Movie Stars Picture Gathering

October 12, 2009 at 9:30 pm | Posted in Movie | 3 Comments
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Instead of sniping at each other on the basis of movie star gossip, these Tamil star pictures present a delightful gathering.


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Three Weeks From Anywhere

October 12, 2009 at 4:39 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
The most remote place on planet earth.
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Very little of the world’s land can now be thought of as inaccessible, according to a new map of connectedness.

The maps are based on a model which calculated how long it would take to travel to the nearest city of 50,000 or more people by land or water.

Plotted onto a map, the results throw up surprises. First, less than 10% of the world’s land is more than 48 hours of ground-based travel from the nearest city.
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Nowhere, three weeks from anywhere

It’s official, the world’s most remote place is on the Tibetan plateau (34.7°N, 85.7°E).

From here, says Andy Nelson, a former researcher at the European Commission, it is a three-week trip to the cities of Lhasa or Korla – one day by car and the remaining 20 on foot.
Rough terrain and an altitude of 5200 metres also lend it a perfect air of “Do Not Disturb”.

When I say “I’m hungry!”, Damn it, I MEAN IT!

October 12, 2009 at 4:37 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
I never grow tired of the marvel of my polar cousins.
clipped from www.dailymail.co.uk
A group of wildlife enthusiasts were looking forward to their lunch during an expedition to the Arctic island of Svalbard.
But they soon discovered a hungry polar bear was also rather keen to try their cauliflower soup.

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The giant predator poked his head through the open porthole into the kitchen of the ship, which had weighed anchor so the passengers could enjoy the fabulous icy landscape.

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Polar bears are the largest land based carnivores and treat all animals as potential prey

A Polar Bear wanders away

Defeated: The polar bear wanders away after failing to secure a quick and easy lunch

He stayed by the boat for another couple of hours and even stood on his hind legs to better investigate any scavenging potential.

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The incredible shots were taken by wildlife photographer Andy Rouse, who led an expedition on the M/S Stockholm.

Hymens: Now Made in China

October 12, 2009 at 4:34 pm | Posted in Lifescape | 1 Comment
In places where honor killings are practiced against women who can’t prove they were virgins on their wedding nights, this little, seemingly innocuous sex toy has opened quite a can of worms.
clipped from www.motherjones.com
Egypt may be up
in arms
over the latest stroke of Chinese manufacturing brilliance—a
synthetic hymen
currently sold by a Chinese company called Gigimo, the product promises to give
women back their first time for a cool
$29.90
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conservative officials across the Muslim world fear it might find more nefarious
uses in countries where virginity is a prerequisite for marriage. Egypt has gone
so far as to attempt a ban against the artificial hymen, calling peddlers
“bandits”
and charging that the device will corrode the moral standards of the
country. 
The BBC calls it a
cheap and easy alternative
to hymen repair surgery. When inserted into the
vagina, the device expands to fit the wearer, providing resistance and a small
squirt of blood-like substance when punctured. In places where honor killings are
practiced against women who can’t prove they were virgins on their wedding
nights, this little, seemingly innocuous sex toy has opened quite a can
of worms

Amazing Tree Houses

October 12, 2009 at 4:27 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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This guy is amazing

October 12, 2009 at 4:16 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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Amazing Art

3D murals painted on the sides of buildings

artist John Pugh

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Main Street, Los Gatos , California. Even the woman peering into the ruin is part of the mural.

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Taylor Hall, California State University, Chico , California . The Doric-style columns are actually nothing but paint.

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Honolulu, Hawaii. This mural took two months of studio work to plan and another six months to execute with the help of 11 other artists. Featured are Queen Liliuokalani, the last monarch of the Hawaiian Islands , and Duke Kahanamoku, the ultimate father of surfing.

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This mural at the Cafe Trompe Loeil, San Jose , California , is entitled Art Imitating Life Imitating Art Imitating Life. This customer doesn’t leave at closing time
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Twenty-nine Palms, California . Valentine the bull and a patient buzzard are waiting for the artist to awake.

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Bay in a Bottle, Santa Cruz , California . The passer-by is part of the mural.

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Looks like a nice spot to rest your weary feet on a sidewalk in front of the Sarasota County Health Center, Florida.

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Onam Pulikkali 2009

October 12, 2009 at 3:59 pm | Posted in Lifescape | 1 Comment
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“Once a year in September, the small town of Thrissur in Kerala

(in south-western India, a state just west of Tamil Nadu) comes alive with swarms of “tigers.”

The display, called Pulikkali, meaning tiger play or tiger dance,

has been taking place annually for over a century. It is part of the

larger festival of Onam, which is especially popular in Kerala.

Hundreds of men, and a few young boys, spend hours getting their

body painted from head to toe to resemble a tiger. Some don tiger

face masks or attach tiger masks to their bellies. They then prance

through the town in a choreographed, exuberant display, sometimes

mimicking a tiger moving on its hind legs, at other times doing

a frenzied dance to the beat of indigenous drummers.

This spectacular display is crowded and rowdy but great fun.

” Below, a selection of scenes from tiger-play.

Onam Pulikkali 2009
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