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I'll be sharing with you my researches about many diverse subjects, some of them Science, Business, Nature, Spirituality, health, personal improvement, and others. I will also try my best to give my personal touch and opinion.

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Here I will also share parts of my personal life, dreams and adventures. I'll talk about my lifestyle, hobbies, favourite software and games, my favourite movies, my personal thoughts and personal experiences, my likes and dislikes...

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Some Beautiful Orchids :)

Did you know that there are about 25,000 different species of orchids in the world?

Some are edible, others live underground, some grow on rocks and others on soil. However, most grow on trees and other plants. Orchids are found in almost all countries of the world, except Antarctica.




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Amazing luminous mushrooms

Mushrooms that emit a greenish bright light to attract insects.

This phenomenon was recently discovered and is common in some regions of Japan in May and July.

The present scenario is charming, for the light spots that cover the tree trunks and moist soil.


As the action of man in these forests is still restricted, makes it easy the appearance of these works of art of nature.
It's amazing the power that nature has created such unique things.

Stone Sour - Through Glass Lyrics


I'm looking at you through the glass.
Don't know how much time has passed
Oh, god it feels like forever
But no one ever tells you
That forever feels like home
Sitting all alone inside your head

How do you feel? That is the question
But I forget you don't expect an easy answer
When something like a soul becomes initialized
And folded up like paper dolls and little notes
You can't expect a bit of hope

So while you're outside looking in
Describing what you see
Remember what you're staring at is me

'Cause I'm looking at you through the glass.
Don't know how much time has passed
All I know is that it feels like forever
And no one ever tells you that forever feels like home
Sitting all alone inside your head

How much is real? So much to question
An epidemic of the mannequins
Contaminating everything
With thought came from the heart
It never did right from the start
Just listen to the noises
(Null and void instead of voices)

Before you tell yourself
It's just a different scene
Remember it's just different from what you've seen

I'm looking at you through the glass.
Don't know how much time has passed
And all I know is that it feels like forever
And no one ever tells you that forever feels like home,
Sitting all alone inside your head

'Cause I'm looking at you through the glass.
Don't know how much time has passed
All I know is that it feels like forever
And no one ever tells you that forever feels like home,
Sitting all alone inside your head

And it's the stars
The stars
That shine for you
And it's the stars
The stars
That lie to you, yeah-ah

I'm looking at you through the glass...
Don't know how much time has passed
Oh, god it feels like forever
But no one ever tells you that forever feels like home,
Sitting all alone inside your head

'Cause I'm looking at you through the glass.
Don't know how much time has passed
All I know is that it feels like forever
But no one ever tells you that forever feels like home,
Sitting all alone inside your head

And it's the stars
The stars
That shine for you, yeah-ah
And it's the stars
The stars
That lie to you, yeah-ah

And it's the stars
The stars
That shine for you, yeah-ah
And it's the stars
The stars
That lie to you, yeah-ah, yeah

Oh when the stars
Oh oh when the stars that lie


Friday, August 29, 2014

Gentle Kisses...


The Island of the swimming pigs


Big Major Cay is one of the paradise islands of the Bahamas.
Crystal clear water, white sand... a true paradise!

So far so normal because it is a common thing in the Bahamas, but this island has something interesting about it...

The only difference is that this island is completely uninhabited, I mean uninhabited by humans, because this island, for a totally unknown reason, is inhabited only by pigs.

A swimmer pig in Big Major Island
Surely a boat with pigs must have been shipwrecked near the island and the pigs, as excellent swimmers, managed to get there.
In fact, if even elephants can swim, why shouldn't a pig?


The island became a tourist attraction because when a boat approaches, the swimming pigs come looking for food, near the tourists.

swimming pig searching for food
The three little piggies?
Pigs taking a nap on the beach
And they are cute!
An interesting detail is that we think pigs are dirty, but notice how clean is this island, uninhabited by humans ...
A true paradox for an island full of pigs, I'm sure it would be different if it was full of humans.

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Brandi Carlile - The Story Lyrics


All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I've been
And how I got to where I am
But these stories don't mean anything
When you've got no one to tell them to
It's true... I was made for you

I climbed across the mountain tops
Swam all across the ocean blue
I crossed all the lines and I broke all the rules
But baby I broke them all for you
Because even when I was flat broke
You made me feel like a million bucks
You do and I was made for you

You see the smile that's on my mouth
It's hiding the words that don't come out
And all of my friends who think that I'm blessed
They don't know my head is a mess
No, they don't know who I really am
And they don't know what I've been through like you do
And I was made for you...

All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I've been
And how I got to where I am
But these stories don't mean anything
When you've got no one to tell them to
It's true... I was made for you

Oh yeah, well it's true... that
I was made for you...


182 Years Old Giant Turtle


Although it may not be as fast as it used to be, 182 years old Jonathan, the giant tortoise,  is still going strong. He may be the oldest living turtle, or even living land animal, in the world.


It is thought that Jonathan was taken to the island of St. Helena in 1882. A photo from 1902 shows his adult size.
It can take 50 years for a giant tortoise to reach its adult size, meaning that he could have been born in 1832! 

Connor Scott - The Voice UK


Performing "Starry Eyed" in a way that I had never seen before. With this blind audition, Connor became a favorite of the public of The Voice UK.
He's definitively one of my favorite auditions, ever.


Capture your best friend with GoPro Fetch



GoPro Fetch is an essential accessory for fanatic dog owners, by GoPro. With it you can record all the vicissitudes of man's best friend.
The accessory works with dogs 7-54 kg, and allows you to mount the camera facing forward, and thus capture the racing and digging, or facing backwards, stable for jumps, stunts and happiness of the dog when he wags his tail.


The holder can be used in mud or underwater to the delight of Labradors and Golden Retrievers.

The price of the GoPro Fetch is $ 60, learn more at GoPro.


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

HUGE WASPS KILLING PEOPLE

     In China, giant wasps are attacking people and doing many victims. More than 1600 people have been attacked in three months in which 42 people have died 205 were hospitalized.




The Asian wasp known as Giant Hornet,  is the largest in the world.

      The explanation of the recent attacks, would be that with the extinction of certain wasp predators such as certain birds or spiders, linked to climate change as the high abnormal heat in these last months that are the wasps specially nervous.

THE ARM OF ONE OF THE VICTIMS

      They mainly attack people who are running. In group, the wasp is known to be a ruthless hunter, the giant hornet attacks typically large insects like crickets and bees and is able to tear the heads of insects in a few seconds with their massive jaws.

        The venom of the wasp and it's sting are extremely painful, and deaths are usually caused by an allergic reaction to the venom.


Watch this video of a battle between giant hornet bees and european bees


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Cute Little Owls (Video)



Staind - It's been a While Lyrics

And it's been awhile
Since I could hold my head up high
And it's been awhile
Since I first saw you
And it's been awhile
Since I could stand on my own two feet again
And it's been awhile
Since I could call you

And everything I can't remember
As fucked up as it all may seem
The consequences that I've rendered
I've stretched myself beyond my means

And it's been awhile
Since I can say that I wasn't addicted
And it's been awhile
Since I can say I love myself as well
And it's been awhile
Since I've gone and fucked things up just like I always do
And it's been awhile
But all that shit seems to disappear when I'm with you

And everything I can't remember
As fucked up as it all may seem
The consequences that I've rendered
I've gone and fucked things up again

Why must I feel this way?
Just make this go away
Just one more peaceful day!

And it's been awhile
Since I could look at myself straight
And it's been awhile
Since I said I'm sorry
And it's been awhile
Since I've seen the way the candles light your face
And it's been awhile
But I can still remember just the way you taste

And everything I can't remember
As fucked up as it all may seem to be I know it's me
I cannot blame this on my father
He did the best he could for me

And it's been awhile
Since I could hold my head up high
And it's been awhile
Since I said I'm sorry

#002 - Eggs!


"Tales of an Elf Bard" Is a section where I write a fantasy story, post by post, about Kharis, the teen elf. Enjoy!
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#002 - Eggs!


         I expect to climb the humble and wise tree, the branches seen strong enough to handle my weight, Hopefully I've always had great success in climbing, well, most of the times...

         And so I jump, I hold, I upswing and I pierce through the tree crown! Birds and squirrels flee, alarmed by the creaks and squeaks caused due to all of the excitement I gave the tree's branches and leaves, on my ascent.

        I'm now at the top of the tree, standing close to the yellow bird's nest I saw from the ground. It's bigger than I Imagined! mother bird flew away, because of the disturbance I created, leaving behind her fluffy, bushy nest, with 3 of her rather huge eggs, resting in it...

I feel it may be wrong to take any of the eggs, I can feel each one of those little living creatures inside of them...

       From the top of the canopy I see a blueberry bush, filled with delicious berries, and... a friend!

Yellow River, the Wild River


Stunning images of the Yellow River in China, during the "sand washing".

The Yellow River is the second longest river in China that has the particularity to be very rich in a type of mud formed from the erosion of rocks of the great Chinese plains. The river is filled with yellow sand that ends up giving this color to the river.

To prevent the river from rising too much because of this excess mud and sand, the Chinese government decided to "empty" the river in the Yellow Sea. Millions of cubic meters of water are dumped, this way, getting rid of the excess mud of the river.

When this happens in the Yellow River offers stunning images:





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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Let It Fly!


The Colorful Azaleas in Japan


Shiofune Kannon-ji is a 1,300 years old Buddhist temple in Ome City, Japan.The temple is surrounded by hills covered with bushes of azalea.
Between April and May, the hills are covered with the colors of 20,000 bushes in full bloom.
The azalea festival is held during this period and the temple is visited by thousands of tourists who come to enjoy the view.

Check out some photos of the temple full of colors:





Assassin's Creed, the Movie



    The film Assassin's Creed will be loyal to the game, according to Michael Fassbender.

    In an interview with IGN, the actor and producer of the adaptation talked about the long production process:

    "We want to respect the game. There are so many cool things in it that actually, we are full of options to put in adaptation, but we also want to introduce new elements and perhaps show our version of what already exists in the game" he said.

     Fassbender, who was in the United States releasing the film Frank, said that the script of the film is still being written." After this tour, I will meet with the writers when I return to Europe. "
Michael Fassbender

    Assassin's Creed's script is being rewritten by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, responsible for Exodus: Gods & Kings, the new project of Ridley Scott. So far, we know that the plot of Assassin's Creed is not based on a specific game, but will have a unique story, based on the mythology of the franchise.

     In the first Assassin's Creed, the game, follows the story of Desmond Miles, a bartender in 2012 that learns to be part of a lineage of assassins. 
Desmond is placed in a machine that awakens the memories of his ancestors and allows you to relive them personally.

    This year, the franchise gets two new games: Assassin's Creed Unity, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and Assassin's Creed Rogue, for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The film is coming on August 7, 2015.

Nickelback - Lullaby Lyrics

Well, I know the feeling
Of finding yourself stuck out on the ledge
And there ain't no healing
From cutting yourself with the jagged edge
I'm telling you that, it's never that bad
Take it from someone who's been where you're at
Laid out on the floor
And you're not sure you can take this anymore

So just give it one more try to a lullaby
And turn this up on the radio
If you can hear me now
I'm reaching out
To let you know that you're not alone
And if you can't tell, I'm scared as hell
'Cause I can't get you on the telephone
So just close your eyes
Oh, honey here comes a lullaby
Your very own lullaby

Please let me take you
Out of the darkness and into the light
'Cause I have faith in you
That you're gonna make it through another night
Stop thinking about the easy way out
There's no need to go and blow the candle out
Because you're not done
You're far too young
And the best is yet to come

So just give it one more try to a lullaby
And turn this up on the radio
If you can hear me now
I'm reaching out
To let you know that you're not alone
And if you can't tell, I'm scared as hell
'Cause I can't get you on the telephone
So just close your eyes
Oh, honey here comes a lullaby
Your very own lullaby

Well, everybody's hit the bottom
Everybody's been forgotten
When everybody's tired of being alone
Yeah, everybody's been abandoned
And left a little empty handed
So if you're out there barely hanging on...

Just give it one more try to a lullaby
And turn this up on the radio
If you can hear me now
I'm reaching out
To let you know that you're not alone
And if you can't tell, I'm scared as hell
'Cause I can't get you on the telephone
So just close your eyes
Oh, honey here comes a lullaby
Your very own lullaby
Oh, honey here comes a lullaby
Your very own lullaby


Animal Crossing with Photoshop...


The creativity of a person combined with Photoshop can be spectacular. Check out Gyyp's work, the virtual crossing of animals:


Friday, August 22, 2014

Sewing Machine's Needles: lethal weapons in World War II

You know that old Singer sewing machine that used to be in grandma's house?

Well, the needles of these contraptions have been used as lethal weapons.

       On December 23, 1941, the factory of Singer sewing machines, located in Bristol, England, received a strange request: the largest order of sewing machine needles in the whole story. But they were no ordinary needles.The request was full of specifications and conditions. An executive of Singer, intrigued, asked.

     "We do not know exactly what they want. According to the specifications, it seems that they need needles for another purpose other than sewing machines."
      He was right: the same request had REALLY nothing to do with sewing. To begin with, the request was made by the Research Center of the British  Ministry of War, where they did experiments with chemical and biological weapons.



     Researchers there led by British bacteriologist Paul Fildesy, working with Canadian and American scientists - developed a kind of "non-destructive" weapon. Meaning, not in the sense of big explosions. They wanted a highly lethal weapon to be used in open field against enemy troops, but that would not destroy the location as conventional bombs and mustard gas did.

     The idea was to develop darts with needles – ordered at Singer – with antrax or ricina. The needle had a small compartment with the toxin and it would be sealed with cotton and wax.
To calculate the percentage of hits, tests were conducted on animals. The results impressed:
     90% of enemy soldiers, in horizontal position, and 17% of those in the trench would be hit.
The effects of a dart were fatal.




       If the soldier plucked the needle out after 30 seconds, he would be dead in less than 30 minutes. If the dart was withdrew before 30 seconds after the hit, within five minutes the victim would collapse incapacitated
      Despite the proven destructive effectiveness and low production cost, the Ministry of War aborted the project. The justification was that this weapon was ineffective when it came to hitting targets in buildings or vehicles, something that would be no problem with conventional bombs.

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Nvidia Shield, The Tablet Created Specially for Gamers


  
     Nvidia introduced the Nvidia Shield tablet, which is equipped with the processor Tegra K1 with Kepler architecture, and will certainly please gamers. The tablet has an 8 inch screen with 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution, and has front speakers, a  5 megapixel front camera and  GameStream technology, so you can play your favorite PC games wherever you are.

      The tablet has an optional wireless controller that fulfills even more the experience, and can be used on Android or PC. The controller also has a microphone, so you can give voice commands or search without typing. The tablet also has a Stylus pen that is stored in a compartment in the back, and a slot for microSD cards of up to 128 GB.



      The cover of the Shield protects the tablet and allows you to position it in three different ways, to be used for playing games or watching movies. Learn more about it in the official Nvidia site:


Check below to see a video and more images of Nvidia's Shield.




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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - Your Guardian Angel Lyrics

When I see your smile
Tears roll down my face I can't replace
And now that I'm strong I have figured out
How this world turns cold and it breaks through my soul
And I know I'll find deep inside me I can be the one

I will never let you fall (let you fall)
I'll stand up with you forever
I'll be there for you through it all (through it all)
Even if saving you sends me to heaven

It's okay. It's okay. It's okay.
Seasons are changing
And waves are crashing
And stars are falling all for us
Days grow longer and nights grow shorter
I can show you I'll be the one

I will never let you fall (let you fall)
I'll stand up with you forever
I'll be there for you through it all (through it all)
Even if saving you sends me to heaven

Cuz you're my, you're my, my, my true love, my whole heart
Please don't throw that away
Cuz I'm here for you
Please don't walk away and 
Please tell me you'll stay woah, stay woah

Use me as you will
Pull my strings just for a thrill
And I know I'll be okay
Though my skies are turning gray

I will never let you fall
I'll stand up with you forever
I'll be there for you through it all
Even if saving you sends me to heaven
[to fade]


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