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Friday, March 1, 2019

Eyebrows Raised After Bruises Are Found On The Hand Of The Queen Of England

3/01/2019 12:14:00 PM 0
The Queen sparked health concerns today after she was photographed with her hand noticeably purple at Buckingham Palace.

The 92-year-old monarch was pictured smiling as she joined with Princess Anne to host King Abdullah, Queen Rania and Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan yesterday. But eagle-eyed Twitter users noticed that Her Majesty's left hand appeared to be bruised as she posed for official photographs in London.

Royal fan Tracy Edgar tweeted: 'I'm concerned. Why does she have such a terrible bruise on her left hand? Did I miss something? But as always, she looks stunning!'

Catherine Longstaff said: 'The lady is 92. At that age any little knock unfortunately turns into what can look severe bruises. The Queen is rather fab though isn't she?'

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Colleen White added: 'Oh my... HM does look like she hurt her hand... Hope it heals quickly', while Nola Hennessy said: 'Best wishes for speedy healing.'

The Queen enjoys excellent health, although did have to pull out of a service at St Paul's Cathedral last June because she was feeling 'under the weather'.

One month earlier the Queen underwent eye surgery to remove a cataract and wore sunglasses in public to avoid having to cancel long-planned engagements.
The Jordanian royals began their UK visit at the Jordan Growth and Opportunity Conference, hosted by International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt.

Jordanian Prime Minister Omar Razzaz was also in attendance. They also met Prime Minister Theresa May at Downing Street as part of their visit yesterday. The conference was intended for global leaders of businesses, government and international agencies to get behind Jordan's plans for economic growth.

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Monday, February 25, 2019

PDP candidate rejects inconclusive election in Ondo South

2/25/2019 04:46:00 PM 0
Mr Nicholas Tofowomo has rejected the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission declaring election in Ondo South Senatorial District inconclusive. Tofowomo is the senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo South Senatorial District in the last Saturday Presidential and National Assembly elections.

 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Tofowomo polled 79,029 votes against his closest rival. Sen. Yele Omogunwa of the All Progressives Congress who scored 51,993. Prof. Kayode Onifade, the INEC Returning Officer for Ondo South declared the election inconclusive over what he described as various irregularities in the election. He also cited the cancelled votes of 28,047, which was higher than the leading margin of 27,036 votes as another reason for the decision to declare the election inconclusive.

However, in a statement on Monday by the Director of Media and Publicity of the Nicholas Tofowomo Campaign Organisation, Mr Olumide Akinrionlola, Tofowomo condemned the decision.

The PDP candidate alleged that INEC in conjunction with the APC were on course to subvert the will of the people of Ondo South. Tofowomo said that Onifade was unable to give a satisfactory account of the Polling Units where various irregularities occurred until he (Onifade) got to Akure.

 He noted that three House of Representatives members were declared winners in the same areas where the senatorial elections were held simultaneously, adding that something was fishy on the decision of INEC on the issue. The PDP candidate urged INEC, to as a matter of urgency, declare him as the winner of the senatorial seat without delay.

 He, however, urged his supporters to be calm and avoid taking laws into their hands. “We reject in it is entirety the inconclusive decision of INEC for the Ondo South Senatorial election because it is a ploy by INEC and APC to subvert the will of the electorate.

 “We challenge INEC to give a satisfactory account of areas of irregularities because the three members of House Representatives were declared winners of the same election held simultaneously in the same areas.

“It is worrisome for INEC Returning Officer to say he can only give names of troubled areas responsible for the inconclusiveness when he gets to Akure.

 “I hereby urge our supporters to be calm and ensure they are law-abiding because our victory cannot be shortchanged,” Tofowomo said.
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BREAKING: After 14 LGs, Buhari Topping Atiku In Lagos With Almost 70,000 Votes

2/25/2019 04:02:00 PM 0
President Muhammadu Buhari is leading according to results announced in 17 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Lagos State.
The difference in all these votes comes to almost 70,000.
Results are being announced by collating officers at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Office in Sabo-Yaba, Lagos.

Out of the 17 local governments, Buhari, candidate of the of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has won 14 LGAs while Atiku Abubakar has won in three LGAs.
There are 20 LGAs in Lagos State.

In Apapa LGA, APC secured 18,170 votes, while PDP polled 11,295 votes. In Ikorodu LGA, APC won overwhelmingly by 40,719 votes against the PDP’s 21,252 votes. In Ibeju-Lekki LGA, APC polled 12,179 votes while PDP polled 9,222 votes. For Lagos Island, APC polled 27,452 votes, while PDP polled 7,396 votes.

PDP won in Eti-Osa LGA with 25,216 votes, while APC got 20,962 votes. In Surulere LGA, PDP got 31,603 votes, while APC polled 30,621 votes. In Ojo LGA, PDP polled 29,019 votes, while APC polled 24,333 votes.

APC resumed its winning streak in Mushin LGA with 43,543 against PDP’s 20,277 votes. In Kosofe LGA, APC polled 39,216 votes, while PDP polled 28,715 votes. The difference in all these votes comes to almost 70,000.
Three LGAs — Alimosho, Ajeromi/Ifelodun and Amuwo Odofin LGAs — are being awaited.
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

70% of African Football Players Believe In ‘juju’ - Odemwingie

2/21/2019 11:18:00 AM 0

Former Super Eagles’ striker, Osaze Odemwingie, has explained how he received treatment from a herbalist, many years ago, when he was injured.
The Russian-born 37-year-old footballer said: ”I had a fall in training, I also hurt my shoulder and broke my arm. I was afraid to tell my mom so they took me to the local juju man.

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They poured hot water to relax the muscles. Somehow they returned the hand to the place, while I yelled, they twisted some small sticks. There was a rite with a chicken.”
In the interview with championat.com, Odemwingie revealed that most African players believe in juju treatment than going to see doctors, when injured. ”At least 70% of players believe in it. They think that some kind of salve will save them,” he added.

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#NigeriaDecides: Can Atiku finally actualize 27years Ambition Of Becoming The President

2/21/2019 10:36:00 AM 0

Atiku Abubakar was born on November 25, 1946 in a village known as Jada, in Adamawa State, Nigeria. He was named after his paternal grandfather, Atiku Abdulkadir as it was the wont, then, of the Fulani people to name their first sons after their paternal grandfathers. His father’s name was Garba Atiku Abdulkadir and his mother’s name Aisha Kande. Atiku Abubakar is the only child of his parents.

Being a devout Muslim and a disciplinarian, Atiku’s father was averse to western education, which he believed came with a baggage of laxity and immorality that could corrupt the impressionable minds of children. Atiku’s father wanted his son to be an Islamic scholar, an authority on Islamic theology who would be presiding over a madrassa. Garba Atiku wanted his only child to become a deep and inexhaustible well of Islamic knowledge that would always quench the thirst of the Muslim faithful known as Ummah for understanding God in the Islamic way.

He (Atiku’s father) himself was a renowned Islamic scholar in the village. He did all he could to shield the young Abubakar from the prying eyes and the proselytizing arms of the Native Authority officials, who had embarked on compulsory mass literacy campaign in the region but all his efforts proved futile. However, for trying to stop Atiku from going to school, his father was arrested, charged to an Alkali court and fined 10 shillings.             

Atiku started Primary School in January 1954 in Jada Primary School. He was registered by his mother’s elder brother as Atiku Kojoli.  After the completion of his primary education in1960 he was admitted into Adamawa Provincial Secondary School in Yola. He finished his secondary school in 1965 with Grade Three in West African School Certificate Examination. Atiku proceeded to Nigerian Police College, Kaduna. He left Police for a job to make ends meet at the home front for his mother, who was a widow. His thirst for knowledge acquisition later took him to the Ahmadu Bello University in 1967 to study for a Diploma in Law programme.

Towards the end of Atiku’s Diploma course, in June 1969, a team from the Federal Civil Service Commission came on a recruitment drive to the university and they recruited him into the Department of Customs and Excise. While at the Department of Customs and Excise he completed his training at the Police College in Ikeja, Lagos and at the customs training School in Ebute-Metta in Lagos.

Immediately after his training in Ebute-Metta he was posted to Idi Iroko border station. In 1972, Atiku was posted to Ibadan in 1975 and promoted to Superintendent of Customs. In 1976 he was transferred to Kano. He was transferred from Kano to Maiduguri command in 1977 where he rose to become Area Comptroller. Atiku was transferred to Kaduna in 1980 and back to Apapa Ports in 1982. In 1987, Atiku was promoted to the post of a Deputy Director in charge of Enforcement and Drugs. In April 1989, aged 43, Atiku voluntarily retired from customs as a Deputy Director.

This is the 27th year since Atiku Abubakar first tried to be President. In 1992, he sought the presidential ticket of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) but he was unsuccessful, coming third in the behind winner MKO Abiola and runner-up Babagana Kingibe.

Atiku had joined the People’s Front of Nigeria (PFN) in 1989 at the behest of Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, the party’s founder. He became one of the National Vice-Chairmen of the party and the party’s sole financier in the defunct Gongola State. When the party was disbanded by the then Head Of State, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, who came up with National Republic Congress (NRC) and Social Democratic Party (SDP), Atiku joined the SDP.

On August 21, 1991 Babaginda created Adamawa and Taraba States from Gongola State. Atiku constested for the governorship position of the newly created Adamawa State; he purportedly won  the primary election but the election was said to be marred by violence and so cancelled on the instruction of the head of state.

Atiku joined the Peoples Democratic Movement(PDM) when the military announced its transition programme in 1998. PDM would later come together with other groups to form what is now known as Peoples Democratic Party(PDP). He was chosen by Olusegun Obasanjo, who had defeated Alex Ekwueme to clinch the PDP presidential ticket, as his running mate. Before Obasanjo chose him as his running mate, Atiku had also defeated his perennial rival, Bala Takaya of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), to win the governorship election in Adamawa.
Together with Obasanjo they won the presidential election in 1999. They re-contested in 2003 and won again.

In 2007, he defected to the Action Congress(AC). He won the party’s presidential ticket. He contested and came third behind Umaru Yar’Adua of PDP and Muhammadu Buhari of ANPP, who came first and second respectively. After the election, he defected back to PDP.
In the buildup to the 2015 election, he defected to the newly formed ‘merger’ party – All Progressives Congress (APC).

His geo-political zone. Atiku’s influence in the politics of the Northern Nigeria generally is huge. His political clout in the North-East especially in Adamawa and Taraba, which used to form the old Gongola State, is immense and almost immeasurable. He is the Waziri of Adamawa State, the most senior kingmaker in the Adamawa emirate, which makes him a confidant and adviser of Lamido — the king of Adamawa. He will leverage this position to garner massive votes.

He has a network of friends that cuts across the nation. Atiku is a retired customs officer and successful businessman which has helped him to build a vast network of friends across the country. This is a big plus for his political ambition.

Political experience. He is a veteran on the political terrain of Nigeria. He’s been on the scene for the past three decades. He knows the lay of the political land and knows how to navigate his way through the torrid terrain. He is a two-time Vice-president; a former presidential aspirant of the SDP and Action Congress (AC). In fact, he came third in the 2007 election, polling 2,637,848 votes (7.45%) behind Muhammadu Buhari of ANPP who polled 6,605,299 (18.66%) and Umaru Yar’Adua, the winner who had 24,638,063(69.60%). This factor may make some people think he is the right man for the job.

Choice Of running mate. Atiku’s running mate is Peter Obi, the two-time former Governor of Anambra State who is also an astute businessman and politician. Obi’s south-eastern bloc will massively give their votes to their son. Don’t forget they have always complained of marginalization in the scheme of things in Nigeria. Nnamdi Azikwe once served in the top echelons of government but it was as a ceremonial Governor General and titular president. The closest they ever got to the exalted seat of power, apart from Zik’s time, was when the late Alex Ekwueme served as a second in command to the late Shehu Shagari.  This, no doubt, is a grist to the mill of Atiku’s campaign machinery and by extension his political ambition.

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There is also the Association of Aggrieved Politicians (AAP). Atiku will be counting on the support and political clout of disgruntled politicians who defected from the APC to the PDP. The politicians are so desperate that they will stop at nothing — if they really want remain politically relevant — to ensure Atiku emerges victorious at the poll. This is because failure at the poll might sound their political death knell.

Unimpressive voter demography. Though Atiku is an influential politician in the North, his main stronghold is the north-east geopolitical zone. Unfortunately, his geopolitical zone and that of his running mate have the lowest number of registered voters, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The northeast has 11,289,293(13.44%) registered voters while the southeast has 10,057,130(11.97%) registered voters. This is a big minus for the Atiku camp.

His privatization drive. One of the thrusts of Atiku’s manifesto is privatization of public assets. He categorically said during one of his speeches that he would privatise the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Not that privatization is bad in itself but Nigerians cannot forget that Atiku presided, as head of the National Council on Privatization, over the sale of several public enterprises which have gone moribund. This privatization idea may be considered suspect in some quarters especially when Atiku’s alleged corruption baggage is reckoned in the political calculation. Privatisation may work against Atiku.

And, finally, corruption and the Obasanjo factor. No politician in recent memory has been accused of involvement in corrupt practices more than Atiku Abubakar. He has even been investigated on cases bordering on corruption on several occasions, and he has been found guilty on a couple of occasions. From Nigerian Ports Authority case to being linked with the US congressman William Jefferson who was sentenced to 13 years in a US jail for bribing Nigerian officials in 2007. In fact, a Senate investigation in 2006 found Atiku guilty of illegally taking funds belonging to the Petroleum Training Development Fund (PTDF).

His former boss wrote reams about Atiku, using unprintable words in his book ‘MY WATCH’. Though they seem to have buried the hatchet now, most Nigerians will not forget those words, believing it was a dispassionate assessment of Atiku by his former boss. This, of course, will count against him.

This post first appeared on SaharaReporters
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Friday, February 15, 2019

Breaking: IPOB Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Calls Off Election Boycott

2/15/2019 02:14:00 PM 0
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has called off the election boycott order he had issued his supporters in the South East. Mazi Kanu, in a statement by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said due to “our terms and conditions had been met by those wishing us to lift the ban on voting, it was unanimously agreed that the boycott should be lifted.”

The statement partly reads thus: “It’s important we notify the world at large and the indefatigable global IPOB family in particular that our supreme leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has called-off the election boycott in Biafraland. “After a brief emergency session of the Directorate of State late last night presided over by our leader, it was determined that all our terms and conditions had been met by those wishing us to lift the ban on voting, it was unanimously agreed that the boycott should be lifted.

“The signed document agreeing to IPOB terms and conditions are in our possession and will be made public in due course. “We can, therefore, state with utmost sense of responsibility and pride that IPOB has accomplished what no other people or group has been able to do in the history of our people.

Without prejudice, this will go down as the defining moment when the irreversibility of the restoration of Biafra was firmly entrenched in the subconscious of all and sundry. As a result of which we can state categorically that Biafra is a lot closer than we think as a result of this.”

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5 Creative School Interior Designs That'll Wow You

2/15/2019 01:53:00 PM 0
Interior designs they say, has a way of impacting positively in the life of students, whether at home or in the school. That explains why schools try as much as possible to put the best kinds of designs in the school premises.

However, these schools went extra mile in their quest for a great school designs, and you know what ― we love them! And that's why we've made a compilation of the most creative school designs.

1. The Book Lockers

Well, these kids must count themselves lucky that they attend a school where the authorities thinks about creativity. This school painted the lockers of the student into books to encourage them to read.

2. Vending Library

 We'd say that this school's creativity is topnotch, they provided the student with a vending machine that has books in it instead of drinks. The students would have to 'earn' free tokens for them to have access to those books.

3. The 'Little Village' Hallway 

Back in the day, our hallways were filled with names of our crushes, rubbish stuff and immature drawing all on the wall, but in this school, they made sure to convert this regular hallway into a little village leading to the woods — a masterpiece!

4. Reflector Mirror For The 'Back Benchers'

They made sure that every student is carried along — even the 'back benchers'. The mirror is strategically placed above the table in front, in such a way that it perfectly reflects what's on the table to the rest of the class — especially those at the back of the class. Great innovation right?

5. The Basket Bin

We all had fun doing this where we used to imagine a trashcan as a basketball goal and we literally threw our trash in that way. This school however, went out of their way to install a basket ball net just above the trashcan, to encourage the students to always use the trashcan. After all, trashing waste shouldn't be boring, a little fun won't hurt.

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So we'd appreciate that you tell us what you think in the comment section. Come on, don't be shy. ;)
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Weird Scientific Excuses Why Humans Haven't discovered Aliens Yet

2/13/2019 05:19:00 PM 0
Aliens! Aliens!! Aliens!!! We often hear about them and the space exploration for the discovery of alien life on other nearby planets. But each passing day, brings fourth no answer to quench our thirst for answers on where and how we can actually find alien life and then 'scientific' excuses to back it up.

Nevertheless, a phycist who goes by the name Enrico Fermi looked up into the sky, about 60 years ago and asked, "where is everyone". He was talking about aliens.

Today, scientists know that there are millions, perhaps billions of planets in the universe that could sustain life. So, in the long history of everything, why hasn't any of this life made it far enough into space to shake hands (or claws … or tentacles) with humans? It could be that the universe is just too big to traverse.

It could be that the aliens are deliberately ignoring us. It could even be that every growing civilization is irrevocably doomed to destroy itself (something to look forward to, fellow Earthlings).

Find Some OF The Reasons Below:

1. They May Not Be Detectable By Sound and Light Waves

In a small study, the researchers asked 137 people to look at pictures of other planets and scan the images for signs of alien structures. Hidden among several of these images was a tiny man in a gorilla suit. As the participants hunted for what they imagined alien life to look like, only about 30 percent noticed the gorilla man.

In reality, aliens probably won't look anything like apes; they may not even be detectable by light and sound waves, the researchers wrote. So, what does this study show us? Basically, our own imagination and attention span limit our search for extraterrestrialsy. If we don't learn to broaden our frames of reference, we could miss the gorilla staring us in the face.

2. Humans will kill all the aliens (or already have).

The closer we get to finding aliens, the closer we get to destroying them. That's one likely eventuality, anyway, said theoretical physicist Alexander Berezin.

"What if the first life that reaches interstellar-travel capability necessarily eradicates all competition to fuel its own expansion?" Berezin wrote in a paper posted in March to the preprint journal arXiv.org. "I am not suggesting that a highly developed civilization would consciously wipe out other life-forms.

Most likely, they simply won't notice, the same way a construction crew demolishes an anthill to build real estate because they lack incentive to protect it." (Whether humans are the ants or the bulldozers in this scenario remains to be seen.)

3.The aliens couldn't evolve fast enough (and died).

File another excuse under "the aliens are dead already" category. The universe may be teeming with hospitable planets, but there's no guarantee they'll stay that way long enough for life to evolve. According to a 2016 study from Australia National University, wet, rocky planets like Earth very unstable when they start their careers; if any alien life hopes to evolve and thrive on such a world, it has a very limited window (a few hundred million years) to get the ball rolling.

"Life may be rare in the universe not because it is difficult to get started, but because habitable environments are difficult to maintain during the first billion years.

4. The Effects Of The Dark energy

The universe is expanding. Slowly but surely, galaxies are moving farther apart, with distant stars appearing dimmer to us, all thanks to the pull of a mysterious, invisible substance that scientist call dark energy.

Scientists speculate that within a few trillion years, dark energy will stretch the universe so much that Earthlings will no longer be able to see the light of any galaxies beyond our closest cosmic neighbors. That's a scary thought: If we don't explore as much of the universe as possible before then, such investigations may be lost to us forever.

5. The Plot Twist 

What if we're the aliens? What if the aliens we've spent billions of dollars looking for, has been us all these while? What if the 'real creatures' found us 'aliens' first and has had us under surveillance for ages and has, in some way, been manipulating our politics, lifestyle etc? Scary right?

Well, in a nutshell, the hypothesis says that much of the life we see on Earth today didn't originate here but was "seeded" here millions of years ago by meteors carrying bacteria from other worlds.

Proponents of this theory have variously suggested that octopi, tardigrades and humans were seeded here from other parts of the galaxy — but unfortunately, there's no real evidence to back up any of that.

One big counterargument: If bacteria carrying human DNA evolved on another nearby planet, why haven't we found traces of humanity anywhere besides Earth? Even if this hypothesis turns out to be plausible, it still doesn't help us answer Fermi's nagging question … Where is everybody?

Reference: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
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Man Falls Off Cliff After Completely Putting His Trust On Google Map

2/13/2019 02:05:00 PM 0
Sounds really weird and funny right? Well, it does to me too.
A widely known thought or notion about male drivers is that they’re loath to stop and ask for directions when lost.

The stereotype has just been made concrete by a truck driver named Agus Tri Pamungkas, 23, who recently became a victim of Google map, was tasked with the transportation of a payload of rocks from Banyuwangi, East Java to Singakerta village in Ubud, Bali.

According to a report by The Jakarta Post, Agus lost his way upon reaching Ubud, and then he figured consulting his phone instead of the locals was much better(we all know better now), and then faithfully followed the directions provided by Google Maps.

Unknown to him, the route he was taking was meant only for light vehicles, such as motorcycles.
Despite realising that the road he was on was very narrow, Agus pressed on and even traversed a rickety bridge over the Wos River near Banjar Gelogor (hey, who is he to question Google Maps?)
Agus and his truck miraculously made it to the other side of the bridge, but the road – which was poorly maintained – suddenly turned into a steep, uphill climb.

Perhaps realising that it had been bamboozled by Google Maps, the truck decided to rebel. It stalled, slid backwards over the cliff and plunged into the Wos River.
Incredibly, Agus survived the horrific crash and was rescued and taken to hospital by residents of nearby Lodtunduh village.
Note to all motorists – having blind faith in an app is as potentially hazardous as a blind person consulting Google Maps (and driving!).

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

8 Ancient Inventions Far Ahead Of Their Time And Beyond Modern Understanding

1/26/2019 07:47:00 AM 0
The ancient times were further ahead than we presume them to be there has been many discoveries that proved that the ancient Greeks, Romans, and other civilizations had devised numerous technologies to accomplish day-to-day work. Our imagination is what takes us to the first step of advancement and our past generation is a good example of how we became so advanced using the technologies and all the creativity.

However, historians are digging up evidence that shows some ancient humans had their shit together in ways modern humanity can still barely manage.

Find some of them below

1. The 1,600-year-old Roman chalice, the “Lycurgus Cup,”

The Roman artisans were nanotechnology pioneers. Scientists believe that the Romans may have been the first ones to come across the colorful potential of nanoparticles by accident, but they sure perfected it! This amazing property of the Lycurgus Cup puzzled scientists for decades when the cup was acquired by the British Museum in the 1950s. It was not until 1990 that the mystery was solved.

Researchers studied broken fragments of the cup under the microscope and discovered that the ancient Romans had created the glass with silver and gold particles that were ground to be as small as 50 nanometers in diameter.
This suggests that the Romans knew what they were doing, meaning they had knowledge of nanoparticles!

2. The Sunstone and Uunartoq Disc That served As A Compass For Ancient Vikings

Often regarded as ruthless robbers, the Vikings were also impressive mariners capable of traversing the North Atlantic along a nearly straight line. Now, new interpretations of a medieval compass suggest the sea robbers may have skillfully used the sun to operate the compass even when the sun had set below the horizon.
The remains of the supposed compass — known as the Uunartoq disc— were found in Greenland in 1948 in an 11th-century convent. Though some researchers originally argued it was simply a decorative object, other researchers have suggested the disc was an important navigational tool that the Vikings would have used in their roughly 1,600-mile-long (2,500 kilometers) trek from Norway to Greenland.

3. The 2000 year Old Computer “Antikythera mechanism”, Developed by Ancient Greeks

The Antikythera computer was used to predict the position of the planets and stars in the sky depending on the calendar month.
The mechanism is like a great astronomical clock — or like a modern analog computer which uses mechanical parts to save tedious calculation. The logic behind calling it an analog computer is that similar to a computer, the user can provide an input and get the desired output based on some calculations.

4. The Ancient Refrigerator

During the winters, the Persian people used to bring ice from nearby mountains and store them in pits they created in the middle of the desert. The ice pits, known as “yakhchal,” were one of the most ancient refrigerators known to mankind. They were also used to keep food cool and healthy during the intense summers.

The structures were as tall as 60 feet. Below the dome lies a large underground space with excess storage area. The underground space was as large as 5,00 cubic meters. The underground space was connected to a “qanat,” or wind catch. The wind catch consisted of multiple windcatchers that had the ability to bring down the temperature to frigid levels during the summers.

5. The Ancient Roman Concrete

This is not a modern-day concrete but a 2000-year-old Roman concrete which is stronger and better than the ones that are used nowadays. Not only is the Roman concrete is more durable than modern cement, it even gets stronger with time!

Modern concrete is a typically a mixture of silica sand, limestone, clay, chalk and other ingredients that are melted together at insanely high temperatures. The final product is made inert so that no chemical reactions can take place that might lead to erosion. This is the reason why concrete does not last as long as natural rocks. On the other hand, ancient Roman concrete was created with volcanic ash, lime, and seawater. The Romans took advantage of the chemical reactions they may have observed in tuff rocks, which are naturally cemented volcanic ash deposits.

6. Drills and Natural Gas Pipelines in Ancient China

Salt was a highly valuable resource in the ancient world, both as a preservative before refrigeration and as the only weapon keeping the slug people away. The Chinese had no choice but to dig down into the ground in search of that savory white gold.
Their drilling methods weren't just ingenious, they were also sophisticated. They designed a whole catalog of drill tips for different circumstances, and even had a protocol for repairing cave-ins underground from the safety of the surface.

7. Ancient Baghdad Batteries

The artifact – thought to be a 2,000-year-old electric battery – was found in 1936 by railroad workers in the area of Tel Khujut Rabu, south of Baghdad.
Most sources date the batteries to around 200 BC, but the first known electric battery – the Voltaic pile – was not invented by Italian physicist Alessandro Volta until 1799.

The bottoms of these mysterious cylinders were capped with copper discs and sealed with bitumen or asphalt. Another insulating layer of bitumen sealed the tops of the pots and held in place iron rods suspended into the center of the copper cylinders.

8. Advanced Ancient Chinese Robot

Researchers discovered ancient Chinese highly advanced robots that could sing, dance, act like servants and perform many other surprising tasks.
Some of these remarkable robots are even said to have possessed life-like organs such as bones, muscles, joints, skin and hair.

It’s a quite remarkable considering it is only recently our modern civilization has started to develop human-like robots.
There is no doubt mechanical engineering in ancient China reached a very high level.

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References: 1, 2, 3, 4 , 5 and 6

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Study Shows That Men Who Marry Smart/Intelligent Women Live Longer

1/25/2019 07:59:00 AM 0
Encouraging  men to value a female’s brains over her beauty is a tricky business. This has long been an important feminist issue, and one that is well understood by most people. Up until now, only men were expected to be educated and working. But the time has changed and the need for women's smartness is equally important. It is finally time when men should look beyond beauty and search for brains in the girl.

Let's discuss how smart women help men to live longer and happier.

Helps Stimulate And Prevent Some Mental Diseases

Researchers revealed that intellectually challenging games such as crossword puzzles can help to ward off dementia and Alzheimer’s by stimulating the brain, so it would make sense that a wife who engages and challenges her husband’s mental faculties could benefit him in the same way. Shockingly, some men who were married to these clever women even showed physical signs of dementia in a brain scan but didn’t suffer from any symptoms of the disease. In fact, they were determined to be “highly intelligent” and fully functional.

Mind Stimulation

If you marry a smart woman, she'll have a way of stimulating your mind when you engage her in intellectual conversations. She can always have a good conversation with you. You'll always feel a sense of comfort and relaxation whenever you feel stuck in a situation ― because you're rest assured your wife will always have a smart contribution and a possible way out.

Helps to reduce stress

We all feel stressed at some point in time. The burden of family and work life often causes severe stress. However, if you have a smart and intellectual wife, she will understand you and will try to handle the things in a better way. She will guide you the way to reduce your stress.

A Sense Of Independence and Responsibility

The study also revealed that intelligence can make your partner look at you with pride and being smart can make a woman more responsible and independent. This is because a smart and intellectual woman will always pay attention towards your work or hers. She will never ask you to neglect your work and will understand the priorities in a better way.

Good support system

We all need a supporting partner in our life. If you marry a smart woman, you get that support without even asking. She will be there by your side in all the ups and downs of your life.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

This Is What Happens To Your Poop When You Defecate In A Plane's Lavatory.

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If you've flown before, I can bet my right balls that you've at one time thought of where your poop finally ends up when you flush it. Or perhaps, how the toilet on a modern aircraft work? Aircraft lavatories have come a long way since the early days of commercial air travel. Early flyers used slop buckets, and WWII pilots tossed piss-filled bottles out of unpressurized windows.

Train lavatories still adopts this method of poop landing directly on the ground when you flush, but we sure are not here[on this post] to talk about trains - so back to our planes.
Airplane toilet has a machine that goes to waste management system and here we will be explained how it goes.

The Airplane Belly

Airplane belly is just one of several tanks found inside the plane. These tanks get filled with waste, through the use of suction. Pressing the flush button in the airplane's toilet is the first step of the process. Pressing that button opens a valve on the bottom of the bowl, which in turn exposes the contents of the bowl to a pneumatic vacuum.

The Suction and Holding Tank

There are two types of tanks in the plane - suction and holding tanks.The suction tank is the tank that the waste first lands the toilet is flushed. This tank can't hold a lot of waste. When the suction tank filled, the holding tank then takes up from where it stopped, thus the name.

The brain behind the invention  

All innovators need to be remembered by name, and James Kemper is no different - he is the guy that invented the vacuum toilet system used in modern airplanes. He invented the system during the 1970s, with the system still being in use today.

The blue liquid used in the airplanes toiler system is called Skykem, and it works as a deodorant and purifying the waste. The liquid is non-sticky, which helps the suction process to properly "grab" all of the waste you drop in the toilet.

How The tanks Are Cleaned And Maintained

For every land the an airplane makes, there is always a crew with a lavatory service truck that hooks up with the tank and empties its content into the truck.
What happens to the excess waste that is poured into the truck? Unfortunately, that answer is a mystery.

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