Patent US6368227 - Method of swinging on a swing
A method of swing on a swing is disclosed, in which a user positioned on a standard swing suspended by two chains from a substantially horizontal tree branch induces side to side motion by pulling alternately on one chain and then the other.
Nature News Blog: Buddhist ‘Iron Man’ found by Nazis is from space : Nature News Blog
A Buddhist statue brought to Germany from Tibet by a Nazi-backed expedition has been confirmed as having an extraterrestrial origin. Read more
Project Clean For Peace. #MuslimLove
"Here's the other side of Newsweek's Muslim Rage photo. Something the mainstream media wouldn't be too keen to show you in highlighted characters and red strips.…
Dashrath Manjhi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dashrath Manjhi(1934-August 17, 2007) was born into a poor labourer family in Gahlour village nearGayainBihar,India.He is also known as Mountain Man.Dashrath Majhi's wife, Falguni Devi died due to lack of medical treatment because the nearest town with a Doctor was 70 km away from the...
Real life Minecraft:
"Dashrath did not want anyone else to suffer the same fate as his wife, so he single-handedly carved a 360-foot-long (110 m), 25-foot-high (7.6 m) and 30-foot-wide (9.1 m) road by cutting through a mountain in the Gehlour hills, working day and night for 22 years from 1960 to 1982."Posted on 2012-09-23T04:14:22+0000
Russia reveals shiny state secret: It's awash in diamonds
'Trillions of carats' lie below a 35-million-year-old, 62-mile diameter asteroid crater in eastern Siberia known as Popigai Astroblem. The Russians have known about the site since the 1970s.
Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond?
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The Distress of the Privileged
In a memorable scene from the 1998 film Pleasantville (in which two 1998 teen-agers are transported into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV show), the father of the TV-perfect Parker family re...