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Phenomena of the Sailing stones

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The sailing stones, also referred to as sliding rocks or moving rocks, are a geological phenomenon found in Racetrack Playa, Death Valley. The stones are assumed to slowly move across the surface of the playa, inferred from the long tracks behind them, without human or animal intervention. They have neither been seen nor filmed in motion and are not unique to The Racetrack. Similar rock travel patterns have been recorded in several other playas in the region but the number and length of travel grooves on The Racetrack are notable.

Racetrack stones only move once every two or three years and most tracks last for just three or four years. Stones with rough bottoms leave straight striated tracks while those with smooth bottoms wander. Stones sometimes turn over, exposing another edge to the ground and leaving a different-sized track in the stone's wake.

BUT, the mystery's slove, you can watch the follwoing video to learn more.

source [wikipedia] [onemansblog]

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most expensive coffee is the most ..

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The most expensive coffee is the most .. well, you'll decide..
Kopi Luwak, or Civet coffee is an Indonesian originated type of coffee, it's made from coffee berries which have been eaten by and passed through the digestive tract of the Asian Palm Civet. The raw, red coffee berries are part of its normal diet. The animal would select the good beans and digest them where the enzymes in the stomach of the civet add to the coffee's flavor by breaking down the proteins that give coffee its bitter taste

Selling for between $120 and $600 USD per pound, and is sold mainly in Japan and the United States. It is increasingly becoming available elsewhere, though supplies are limited: only 1,000 pounds (450 kg) at most make it into the world market each year


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Make Money Online: Blogging

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The idea of wanting to earn money online comes to our mind once in while, we stumble upon many methods and scams, ending up not getting any or the worst, paying costs to earn.

I'll guide you trough a very practical way of earning money online ,blogging. Without taking any risks, but we can't eliminate the need for putting effort into it. so yes, it's not too easy yet not too difficult. It's a good thing if you're already a blogger and reading this article to start earning out of it. Start with the following.

1. Choose a topic for your blog, something not too specific or too general, it's better to be something you're naturally interested in and have a wide knowledge in it's field.

2. Get a free account with a blog provider such as blogger.com that allows you to install and use external codes for AdSense, you could also use wordpress which is more advanced and easy to use but you'll need to pay for it to be able to use Google AdSene, so lets try to cut costs first.

3. if you're willing, buy a domain related to your topic and make sure it's as short and easy to remember as possible.

4. Choose a nice looking theme, easy to navigate and fast when loading, there's plenty of free themes offered with bogger, and you can find much more on 3rd party websites.

5. Google Adsens, get an account with them, insert Ads into your blog, and place them wisely. ( you earn when people view your blog, and earn more when they click them, and be careful not to click on your own ads, they'll block you for doing so).

6. Start blogging and keep doing that, constantly update your blog and write lots of contents targeting your readers, leave them wanting more.

7. Watch out for what your readers like, and view others blogs and comment them.

8. Allow you're readers different methods to subscribe to your feeds.

9. Enjoy what you're doing, and keep improving, you'll see good results with time.

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struck by lightning seven times and survived them all

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Roy Cleveland Sullivan (February 7, 1912 – September 28, 1983) was a U.S. park ranger in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Sullivan was hit by lightning on seven different occasions and survived all of them. In his lifetime he gained "Human Lightning Rod" as a nickname. On September 28, 1983, Sullivan died at age 71, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reportedly distraught over an unrequited love. Two of his ranger hats are on display at two Guinness World Exhibit Halls in New York City and South Carolina. There is a road side plaque on Tanner's Ridge in Page County, Virginia that talks about Sullivan.

The seven lightning strikes:

  1. 1942: Sullivan was hit for the first time when he was in a fire lookout tower.[3] The lightning bolt struck him in the leg and he lost a nail on his big toe.[4]
  2. 1969: The second bolt hit him in his truck when he was driving on a mountain road.[3] It knocked him unconscious and burned his eyebrows.[4]
  3. 1970: The third strike burned his left shoulder[4] while in his front yard.[3]
  4. 1972: The next hit happened in a ranger station.[3] The strike set his hair on fire. After that, he began to carry a pitcher of water with him.[4]
  5. August 7, 1973: A lightning bolt hit Sullivan on the head, blasted him out of his car, and again set his hair on fire.[4]
  6. June 5, 1974: Sullivan was struck by the sixth bolt in a campground,[3] injuring his ankle.[1] It was reported that he saw a cloud, thought that it was following him, tried to run away, but was still struck.[3]
  7. June 25, 1977: The seventh and final lightning bolt hit him when he was fishing.[3] Sullivan was hospitalized for burns on his chest and stomach.[4]

According to National Geographic's Flash Facts About Lightning, the odds of being struck in a lifetime is three-thousand to one. If the different events of "being struck by lightning" were statistically independent, the chances of being struck seven times in a lifetime are about sixteen-septillion to one (sixteen followed by 24 zeros). However, this number heavily relies on the assumption that the odds of being struck are valid uniformly across the United States, which does not take into account the local weather or Sullivan's possible predisposition to thunderstorm sites due to his work as a park ranger.


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Windows XP RAM upgrade using a Flash/pen drive

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windows vista came with a few interestin things that i could mention, and having the feature of being able to use your pen/flash drive as a RAM to speed up your windows vista with Readyboost is just astonishing isn't it?

it's much cheaper compared to physically upgrading your RAM, especially if you're using laptops or DDR1 for example which im using, in fact pen drives are quite affordable nowadays.

on the other hand eBoostr speeds up your PC and improves application responsiveness by using flash memory and free RAM as an extra layer of performance-boosting cache for your PC. Use up to four inexpensive flash devices to speed up your system. Add more speed to your PC without any hardware upgrade!

the trial version will give you 4 hours of full functionality each time you boot up, and the full version is available at around $29

[download eBoostr]

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Fuel hike in Malaysia and cash rebates

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7am and 500 people queuing up to claim their flue rebate [the star]

how much time and patience you'll need before claiming you're RM625 (USD195)?
Pos Malaysia Berhad (PMB) claims that it will only takes you up to 3 minutes to process and get your money order. It appeared that those who renewed or bought their road tax from April 1 until May 31 this year were the ones eligible to start claiming the rebate beginning July 14 until March 31 next year.

Owners of private pickup trucks and jeeps with engine capacity of 2,500cc and below will also receive the rebate. Owners of motorcycles of 250cc and below are eligible for a RM150 rebate.

and for more good news, On June 4, the Government announced a RM200 reduction in road tax for private vehicles above 2000cc and RM50 for private motorcycles above 250cc.
Road tax will be reduced gradually and they're studying the possibility of abolishing road tax.

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Don't try This at Home

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Funny Creative Advertisements

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here's a little collection i've made over the web, enjoy it.

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now science's able to make things invisible or float.

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Levitation has been elevated from being pure science fiction to science fact, according to a study reported today by physicists.

In theory the discovery could be used to levitate a person

In earlier work the same team of theoretical physicists showed that invisibility cloaks are feasible.

Now, in another report that sounds like it comes out of the pages of a Harry Potter book, the University of St Andrews team has created an 'incredible levitation effects’ by engineering the force of nature which normally causes objects to stick together.

Professor Ulf Leonhardt and Dr Thomas Philbin, from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, have worked out a way of reversing this pheneomenon, known as the Casimir force, so that it repels instead of attracts.

check out this video on YouTube where Japanese testing Optical Camouflage (Invisible Cloak)

full article at [telegraph.co.uk]

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