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2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S, fighting physics: Motoramic Drives


Since its birth from the pits of the Can-Am racing series in 1975, the Porsche 911 Turbo has stood for the idea that going fast meant putting yourself at risk. No matter the size of whale tail spoiler, or the skill of the driver, 911 Turbos were machines that could be tamed with practice but never fully domesticated.

Best Honeymoon Destinations

10 Best Honeymoon Destinations In The World

Honeymoons are a special time for newlyweds. This is the period when you get to abandon all other cares in the world and devote yourselves entirely to enjoying each other’s company. While love can certainly be enjoyed wherever you are, there are certain places across the planet that will make your honeymoon even more memorable. Check out the following best honeymoon destinations in the world:

01. Hawaii
Hawaii
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With all that it has to offer for just about any type of couple, Hawaii is never far from anyone’s mind when it comes to the top 10 honeymoon destinations in the world. Hawaii was (and is) hugely popular with tourists and honeymooners alike, even before the place became one of America’s fifty states in the year 1959. Numerous five-star resorts and beach villas offer total luxury, while rustic eco-resorts are also available for a more authentic Hawaiian experience.

Made up of hundreds of isles spanning the Pacific Ocean in about 1,500 miles, Hawaii’s most famous islands include the big island itself (Hawaii), Maui, and Oahu. Within these islands you’ll find every kind of attraction that might bring you and your loved one extreme pleasure – from water sports like scuba diving and parasailing to nature activities like volcano tours and mountain biking. Of course, a luau or traditional Hawaiian feast may be the perfect ending to a fun-filled day before you both retire to your room for a night of pure romance. 

Best Waterparks

10 Wettest, Wildest & Biggest Waterparks In The World

Whats the better way to celebrate the great warm weather brought by summer than visiting one of the wettest, wildest, and biggest water parks in the world? A water park is the best place to find amusement and cool relief from the hot weather. Thousands of water parks exist across the world, but which ones are the best? Each water park has its own unique and creative rides and people. You can be sure that each of the 10 water-parks on this list has their own special qualities that include exciting rides and fun water games. Check out our list of the 10 wettest, wildest, and biggest water parks in the world:

01. Sunway Lagoon – Malaysia
Sunway Lagoon – Malaysia
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Sunway Lagoon is made up of five separate theme parks that are all localized to one amazing destination. Sunway Lagoon is most people’s vote for the best attraction in Asia. It has won numerous awards and is recognized by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions as Asia’s Best Attraction. This award has been won for four years in a row from 2007 to 2010. The five parks are called Asia’s Best Water Park, Scream Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park, and Wildlife Park. There’s something for everyone at Sunway lagoon. 

Best Kitchen Counter Options

8 Kitchen Counter Options That Will Make You Forget Granite



Granite is great. No one is denying that.
Its use in residential applications has skyrocketed in recent years. A 2012 survey conducted byHarris Interactive on behalf of The Marble Institute, found that 75 percent of homeowners who intend to remodel their kitchens in the next two years indicated they want granite countertops.
Granite's durability, longevity and good looks make it ideal for kitchen countertops and other heavily used surfaces, including table tops and floors. Still, it's expensive (typically $60 to $100 per square foot installed), it's extraordinarily heavy (requiring reinforcement of base cabinets) and requires considerable upkeep.
Beyond granite, there are a multitude of countertop options available, and their number just increases over time. If you're in the market for a kitchen makeover, you may find that one of these great nongranite surfaces is just what you need:
Marble
Marble countertops are softer than granite, which means they stain and scratch. "But [marble] creates its own patina when it does that," says Alan Zielinski, immediate past president of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and president and CEO of Better Kitchens Inc. in north-suburban Chicago. "That aging process gives the marble a nice, warm look. That warmth appeals to some people – if you're not one of them, you probably should avoid marble."

ASKING “WHY” CAN BE DANGEROUS

A DIALOGUE WITH SARAH, AGED 3: IN WHICH IT IS SHOWN THAT IF YOUR DAD IS A CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR, ASKING “WHY” CAN BE DANGEROUS

By Stephen McNeil
SARAH: Daddy, were you in the shower?
DAD: Yes, I was in the shower.
SARAH: Why?
DAD: I was dirty. The shower gets me clean.
SARAH: Why?
DAD: Why does the shower get me clean?
SARAH: Yes.
DAD: Because the water washes the dirt away when I use soap.
SARAH: Why?
DAD: Why do I use soap?
SARAH: Yes.
DAD: Because the soap grabs the dirt and lets the water wash it off.
SARAH: Why?
DAD: Why does the soap grab the dirt?
SARAH: Yes.
DAD: Because soap is a surfactant.
SARAH: Why?
DAD: Why is soap a surfactant?
SARAH: Yes.

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Human Evolution is still going on

5 Signs Humans Are Still Evolving

When we think of human evolution, our minds wander back to the thousands of years it took natural selection to produce the modern-day man. But are we still changing as a species, even today? New research suggests that, despite modern technology and industrialization, humans continue to evolve. "It is a common misunderstanding that evolution took place a long time ago, and that to understand ourselves we must look back to the hunter-gatherer days of humans," says Dr. Virpi Lummaa from the University of Sheffield's department of animal and plant sciences.
But not only are we still evolving, we're doing so even faster than before. In the last 10,000 years, the pace of our evolution has sped up 100 times, creating more mutations in our genes, and more natural selections from those mutations. 

Growing older is mandatory, Growing up is optional - Story Time


I absolutely love this story........ It made me cry. Very touching.



"The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know.

I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned round to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?”
I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze.
“Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked.
She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…”
“No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

Complete Story after The Break....

Facts about hot air balloons

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1. A ROOSTER, A DUCK, AND A SHEEP WERE THE FIRST HOT AIR BALLOON PASSENGERS.
You think the Wright Brothers were impressive? Hot air balloons were carrying people through the air almost a century before the Wright Brothers were even born. Here are some oddities from the oldest form of human flight.
In 1783, the first hot air balloon was set to fly over the heads of Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the French court in Versailles. Like monkeys in space, this odd assortment of animals was chosen to test the effects of flight. Sheep, thought to be similar to people, would show the effects of altitude on a land dweller, while ducks and roosters, which could already fly (albeit at different heights), would act as controls in the experiment. The balloon flew on a tether for 8 minutes, rising 1500 feet into the air and traveling 2 miles before being brought safely to the ground. The animals were unharmed.

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Most Cruel Prisons

25 Most Cruel Prisons In The World

While some prisons are actually quite nice with televisions, work out rooms, ping pong tables, and hearty servings of food, there are numerous prisons (primarily in underdeveloped nations) that are very rightfully called “hell on Earth”. Of course, there are those of you who will say, the prisoners should have thought twice before committing a crime. Fair enough, but remember…most of the worst prisons in the world are not in democratic, fair trial countries. If you scroll down to number 1 we can guarantee you that a disproportionate number of people in that place are there for simply trying to put food on the table. Get ready because these are the 25 most brutal prisons in the world.

25. Stanley Prison, Hong Kong
One of the six maximum security facilities in Hong Kong built in 1937, it was a popular place of execution before the Hong Kong government lifted capital punishment in 1990. Between 1946 and 1966, about 122 criminals were executed in the gallows of the prison. It also became part of the Stanley Internment Camp during the Japanese occupation, as a place of torture and execution where 600 prisoners were killed. Refugees from China who tried to cross the border were also imprisoned there making its population grow to 3,000, well over its limits.

One of the six maximum security facilities in Hong Kong built in 1937, it was a popular place of execution before the Hong Kong government lifted capital punishment in 1990. Between 1946 and 1966, about 122 criminals were executed in the gallows of the prison. It also became part of the Stanley Internment Camp during the Japanese occupation, as a place of torture and execution where 600 prisoners were killed. Refugees from China who tried to cross the border were also imprisoned there making its population grow to 3,000, well over its limits. 

Amazing underwater adventures

10 amazing underwater adventures

The best part of a destination may be what lies beneath its waters, whether you're diving ruins, palling around with sea life or peering out from a wacky-looking submersible. Grab your bags, masks, and fins 
— we're going deep for these 10 unique underwater adventures. | By Dara Continenza, SmarterTravel


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Atlantis Submarine Tours
Various Destinations

Since 1986, Atlantis Submarines has been plunging passengers into seas around the world, from the shallow reefs of Curacao to the warm waters of Waikiki. The 48- and 64-passenger submersibles are powered by batteries and don't release pollutants into the water — a big draw for ecotourists. Dive to depths of 100 feet or more to explore coral reefs, shipwrecks, sponge gardens and entire ecosystems of marine life, all without getting even the slightest bit wet.
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Madonna's Men till now

Madonna Turns 55: 10 Former Flames We Won't Forget

On August 16, 2013 Madonna celebrates her 55th birthday. Over the years she has dominated the art of the shock - undergoing countless changes in both her style and personal aesthetic. Her legendary music career aside, Madge has also been known to shed her romantic relationships with the seasons as well. Here's an overview of some of the men who have rocked the Queen of Pop's wild world.

 - By Marisa Okano (@okrissy)



Madonna's Former Flames - Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Madonna told Rolling Stone in 2009 of her infatuation with little M.J. when she was growing up. "I was madly in love with him, totally smitten…he was mind-bogglingly talented. The songs he sang were not childlike at all," she said. The two met for the first time in the early 80s, then put the press on major alert after a few hangouts they had shortly after.

Cadillac Elmiraj

Cadillac’s Elmiraj concept: a 500-hp, 21st-century Eldorado




For all the success Cadillac has enjoyed in recent years — reviving itself from a purveyor of slightly nicer Buick into a credible challenger of German luxury makes — there's always been something missing from its showrooms. As good as its new smaller cars are, the most famous Cadillacs dominated the road, from the V-16s of the '30s to the last gasps of the '70s road yachts. Cadillac execs never say such cars are gone forever, but neither do they vow to revive their dinosaurs.

Disney Infinity

Disney takes on toymakers with massive ‘Infinity’ game hybrid

Captain Jack Sparrow attending Monsters University? Lightning McQueen racing The Lone Ranger? What the heck is going on at Disney these days?
Previously confined to the imagination of children, these sorts of mashups will become reality on August 18, when Disney's long-awaited Disney Infinity hits shelves.
The game, which blends real-world toys with a video game, removes the walls that have previously separated its franchises.

Luxury Hotel in the middle of Sea

Abandoned Sea Fort Transforms Into Luxury Hotel

The Spitbank Fort adventure in one of the most unusual hotels in England, it’s safe to say that Mike Clare and his team have created a highly imaginative property that has definitely piqued both our interest and our travel imagination.

With defense embedded in its DNA so to speak, the Spitbank Fort is sure to disarm any qualms as to why it shouldn’t be the luxury property of choice for those thinking of visiting Hampshire. The adventure begins when the fort's skipper promptly picks guests up from the departure lounge at the Royal Clarence Marina in Gosport. Days at the fort itself begin with an unforgettable breakfast served on the copper roof of the 1890’s ''Lighthouse'' with views over the Solent, Portsmouth, and the famous Spinnaker Tower followed by a bracing dive into the open air ''Hot Pool'' or a total face and body treatment at the Spa. If you’re fond of billiards or poker, the ''Recreation Rooms'' offer the perfect space to play for hours. Later on in the day, an aperitif awaits in the ''Victory Bar'' which is sure to whet one’s appetite for chef Nikolaus Boyle’s culinary creations under the historic arched brickwork ceiling of "The Officer's Mess" restaurant. Afterwards, a range of digestifs can be enjoyed in ''The Fire Pit'' with its unobstructed views towards the Isle of Wight. And to follow? Being lulled to sleep by the sound of the sea on a super-king size bed in one of the previous gun emplacements which have been magnificently transformed into sumptuous bedroom suites. 

Weird Guinness World Records

The 15 Weirdest Guinness World Records

By Megan Willett, Business Insider

Most world records are pretty standard — the world's smallest man (21.5 inches tall), the world's oldest twin sisters (103 years old), or the world's highest standing jump (4 feet 10 inches onto a platform) are all interesting factoids to know.

But other records are totally wacky, like the biggest jigsaw puzzle made of tents or the largest gathering in Sumo wrestler suits (seriously). These categories are often completely invented and submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records. Sometimes, they even make it into the official book itself.

So in honor of the release of the Guinness Book of World Records 2013, here are the 15 weirdest records broken by people around the world.

Guinness World Record
On July 28, 2013, 1,213 people broke a Guinness World Record by applying facial masks for 10 minutes at the same time in Taipei.

Stories Behind the Famous Car Logos

Every brand has a unique logo and definitely there is even a small story around the design. Here are some of the most famous super car brands’ logos which has been selected as per the popularity around the logo’s story.

Every brand has a unique logo and definitely there is even a small story around the design. Here are some of the most famous super car brands’ logos which has been selected as per the popularity around the logo’s story. 

Job Interview Mistakes

Top 10 Job Interview Mistakes

With the sorry state of today’s economy, more and more men are finding themselves on the lookout for new career opportunities. Unfortunately, landing a new and desirable job is easier said than done. In addition to needing a stellar resume, you also have to beat out a rising tide of qualified candidates in the dreaded interview process. Luckily for you, we can help. Learn hw to land a new position by reading our comprehensive list of the top 10 job interview mistakes.
“When you go in for a job interview, I think a good thing to ask is if they ever press charges.”
- Jack Handy

With the sorry state of today’s economy, more and more men are finding themselves on the lookout for new career opportunities. Unfortunately, landing a new and desirable job is easier said than done. In addition to needing a stellar resume, you also have to beat out a rising tide of qualified candidates in the dreaded interview process. Luckily for you, we can help. Learn hw to land a new position by reading our comprehensive list of the top 10 job interview mistakes. 

Mayan Temple water slide

The Mayan Temple water slide in the Bahamas

The Mayan Temple water slide in the Bahamas, a detailed replica of the Temple of Doom, is the ultimate ride for Indiana Jones-style thrillseekers

The Mayan Temple water slide in the Bahamas, a detailed replica of the Temple of Doom, is the ultimate ride for Indiana Jones-style thrillseekers, 

Fact about Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy


Have a history teacher explain this if they can.

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.

John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.

John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.

Both wives lost a child while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.

Both Presidents were shot in the head.

Now it gets really weird....

Top 10 Young Computer entrepreneurs

Top 10 ultra wealthy technopreneurs

This is a list of the top 10 ultra wealthy technology entrepreneurs aged 30 and under.The men in the list have accumulated a massive US$25 billion between them, according to Wealth-X data, through growing their companies, mostly within the last decade.
(Source: Wealth-X)





Top 10 ultra wealthy technopreneurs
1. Mark Zuckerberg
Age – 29
Net worth (US$ million) – 17,300
Position – Co-founder, Chairman and CEO
Company – Facebook


Honey's Treatment


It is found that a mix of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a plus.Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm even diabetic patients. Researched by western scientists:


HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart attack. Also, even if you have already had an attack studies show you could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.

Most expensive diamonds in the world

10 of the most expensive diamonds in the world

India can rightly be called the birthplace of diamonds, as the precious stone was first recognised and mined here.

Here's a look at the world's most highly valued stones, representing timeless beauty and unparalleled prestige.

1. The Kohinoor
The ‘Kohinoor’ is considered to be the most expensive diamond in the world. Originally found in Golconda, Andhra Pradesh, the diamond means as “Mountain of Light” in Persian. It’s a 105 carat (21.6 grams) diamond that was owned by various Sikh, Mughal and Persian rulers that fought each other from time to time. The stone was found to measure 36.00 × 31.90 × 13.04 mm. British rulers acquired it through the British East India company and it has been part of the British crown since. It is kept in HM Tower of London and is a popular tourist attraction. It’s total value is unknown but it is estimated to be worth between 10-13 billion pounds.


Unbelievable Facts

Celebrities: Then & Now

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Milla Jovovich


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Cranky Old Man - Poem



When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.
Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.

One nurse took her copy to Melbourne. The old man's sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas editions of magazines around the country and appearing in mags for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem.

And this old man, with nothing left to give to theworld, is now the author of this 'anonymous' poem winging across the Internet.

Places with the Shortest Life

10 Places with the Shortest Life Expectancy

There are many places in the world that suffer from short life expectancy. However, ten of the shortest are all found in Africa. Here is a rundown of the ten countries in the world with the shortest life line expectancy.

There are many places in the world that suffer from short life expectancy. However, ten of the shortest are all found in Africa. Here is a rundown of the ten countries in the world with the shortest life expectancy. 

Celebrities Real Names

Real Names of Celebrities

Many celebrities come up with pseudonyms for easier pronunciation and to better remember their name.
I propose to find out the real names of famous people. celebrity, star, actor, singer, 
24 images after the break..

Find Your Android

Finally! Google unveils Android Device Manager to protect your misplaced phone


Fears about rogue apps and mobile malware may snag all the headlines, but when it comes down to brass tacks, the odds of contracting a digital disease on your phone are pretty low as long as you stick to official app stores and don't download things found in the darker corners of the Internet. A much more tangible risk ties into your phone's physical nature. Simply put: If you lose it, you're screwed.

Anger and Love have no limits - Story Time



While a man was polishing his new car, his 6 yr old son picked up stone and scratched lines on the side of the car. In anger, the man took the child's hand and hit it many times; not realizing he was using a wrench. At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers due to multiple fractures.

When the child saw his father.....with painful eyes he asked,

“Dad when will my fingers grow back?”

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Historical unique Photos

30 Unique Photos From Our Past

Photographs have long been used to record special and unique moments – birthdays, weddings and the occasional selfie are all commonplace. But these next 30 photographs go beyond the norm – they encapsulate the mood, tone and values of yesteryear, a compelling account of the evolution of our values if you will. From landmarks in history, strange feats of physical endurance through to peculiar devices & oddball characters we hope this series of images will astound, confound and enthrall you.

01. Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty delivered June 17, 1885
Photographs have long been used to record special and unique moments – birthdays, weddings and the occasional selfie are all commonplace. But these next 30 photographs go beyond the norm – they encapsulate the mood, tone and values of yesteryear, a compelling account of the evolution of our values if you will.  From landmarks in history, strange feats of physical endurance through to peculiar devices & oddball characters we hope this series of images will astound, confound and enthrall you.

How To Choose The Right Keyboard


The power user’s guide to picking the perfect keyboard


Look down at your fingers for a second, then look back up here. Chances are you’re still using the same cheap plastic keyboard that came with your PC, and that’s a pity.
The keyboard is your primary tool, the unsung workhorse of your day. Without it, you couldn’t get anything done—but I’ll bet you haven’t spent 5 minutes thinking about how you could improve your typing experience. If you’re willing to pay for premium PC hardware, finding the perfect keyboard can be worth the investment in time and cash.
Keyboard manufacturers have been refining their craft since IBM made the first Model M, and today the market is chock-full of premium hardware. 

Reasons You’re Not Rich Yet

10 Reasons You’re Not Rich Yet



As a financial advisor, I have spent many years helping other people overcome financial stumbling blocks so they can become rich. Ironically, the one person I have had the most trouble helping is myself. 
Being “rich” can mean different things to different people, but I believe it means having the financial freedom to achieve your goals and live the life you want. I am great at giving advice; I am not always so great at taking my own advice (know anyone like that?). So, when it came to helping my clients understand why they weren’t rich yet, the easy part was explaining the culprits, because I was all too familiar with most of them.
Regardless of our upbringing, education, profession or lifestyle, most of us are not where we want to be financially and our reasons are probably more similar than different. The good news is that it is never too late to become rich if you, like me, are ready to own up to the reasons you’re not and do something about it.

Most Beautiful Cars 2013

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What makes a car beautiful?

Sometimes it's undeniable--a lissome look, a crushworthy stance, a peerless cabin. In other cases, it's a purity of form that's as close to ideal as possible, given the chosen duty.

We define it both ways at The Car Connection. As we review more than 250 new vehicles every year, we rate them all across six categories, including styling. Among those new and continuing models, we give only a handful a perfect score of 10 for styling.

This year, the list cars that earn those perfect scores covers some of the most exquisite machinery on the road from Aston Martin, Audi, Maserati, MINI, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Porsche and SRT (nee Dodge). Beautiful? Each one earns the tag, even if some shapes aren't as hormonal or as naturally elegant as other body styles.

According to The Car Connection's editors, these are most beautiful vehicles of 2013:
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