Funny & Meaningful Expression Change With Inverted Faces !!

Interesting two faces pictures. If you turn them upside down, you get another face.

Well, this is very interesting to see that the same face of a man can change his expression without changing his face muscles..all you have to do is either invert yourself or his face, and you could see the amazing change of expressions. See some funny faces and have fun :)

A smiling teenage boy could be turn out as a old man

You can get the queen cheerful queen if you could invert the face of the mighty King

Well, a bad guy could be turn out as a fun loving guy

I could be a funny man, but some times I get very angry too.

I could easily see the difference..can you too..!

Stop arguing with me. Don't you that we are same..?

I could easily see the differences between them..just in numbers. What you say?

Those images are really very funny but it teaches us some amazing true facts of life..! Can you imagine what are they? I think every individual has two faces in his/her life.A funny man always hide his serious part behind his great smile..

Share your views with me...!


NASA Planed To Save Future 'Armageddon' !!

It sounds like a Hollywood film script, but NASA has revealed plans to land a spacecraft on an asteroid. British scientists have designed a spacecraft which they claim is capable of saving Earth from a catastrophic asteroid collision.

A team at British space company EADS Astrium has made the spacecraft, called “gravity tractor”, which will be deployed when an orbiting rock is detected on a collision course with Earth — in fact, it will intercept the asteroid and position itself to fly alongside it, just 160 feet from its surface.And, from this position, the ten-tonne craft will exert a small gravitational force on the rock, pulling the asteroid towards it. By gradually modifying its course, over several years, the gravity tractor will slowly shift the asteroid’s trajectory enough to ensure it misses the Earth.

According to the scientists, the spacecraft could divert asteroids that are up to 430 yards across
— big enough to release 100,000 times more energy than the nuclear bomb dropped by the US on Hiroshima in 1945.
The plans were revealed in a NASA study by scientists at the Johnson Space Center in Houston and the Ames Research Center in California, which is due to be published next month.

The experts envisage sending a small team of astronauts on a three-month journey to the asteroid, spending a week or two on the rock’s surface. The capsule would have to attach itself because asteroids, unlike the moon, have almost zero gravity.

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has designed a nuclear-warhead-carrying spacecraft, to be launched by the US agency's proposed 's Ares V cargo launch vehicle, to deflect an asteroid that could threaten all life on Earth.The 8.9m (29ft)-long "Cradle" spacecraft would carry six 1,500kg (3,300lb) missile-like interceptor vehicles that would carry one 1.2MT B83 nuclear warhead each, with a total mass of 11,035kg.

A kinetic "bullet" version would use this interceptor design, but have an inert warhead instead of a nuclear one. In both cases the lidar would acquire the target NEO at 5,000km (3,100 miles) distance, with TRP closing velocities of up to 10,000m/s (1,968,503ft/min).

The Marshall study also has a solar collector option that has a very different vehicle design to the warhead and kinetic vehicles. The collector, which is more like an orbiter probe, would maintain station near the NEO and use a 100m-diameter inflatable parabolic collector membrane to focus sunlight into a "thruster" that directs that energy on to the NEO's surface. The heating of surface material evaporates it generating thrust and deflection.

The spacecraft's target near-Earth object (NEO) is the Apophis asteroid, which will pass by the Earth within the orbit of the Moon in April 2029.

For the study, however, its orbit was changed to bring it into a "dead-centre" collision course with Earth and its mass was assumed to be 1,000,000kg. The spacecraft's possible launch dates were 2020 and 2021.

By the 2020's NASA concluded that "the nuclear interceptor option can deflect NEOs of (100-500m diameter) two years before impact, and larger NEOs with at least five years warning".

Team member Ralph Cordey was quoted by the Daily Telegraph as saying: “Anything bigger than 30 metres across is a real threat to the Earth. Unfortunately it is a matter of when rather than if one of them hits us. The gravity tractor exploits the principals of very basic physics —every object with a mass has its own gravity that affects objects around it. It can move fairly large objects 300 metres to 400 metres across”.

“These asteroids are hurtling around our solar system at 10km per second, so when you scale that up, you just need a tiny nudge to send it off course”, he added.

The team has designed the gravity tractor and planned details of the mission. The craft can be built in a relatively short time, using existing technologies, if an asteroid were detected on a collision course. But, it is likely that it would require an international agreement to send a mission in space.

“We’ve designed the mission using the technology we currently have available, so it could be put into practice at any time,” Christian Trenkel, who has worked on the mission plans, said.

The Lander would have a constant thrust motor to keep it in contact with the NEO's surface in the low-gravity environment and have three seismic sensors on the end of three long legs with surface penetrating spikes. The seismic sensors would detect the effect of the observer's impactors' arrival.


Catastrophy Tightens Grip As 100 Children Melts !!

Greenpeace put ice sculptures of 100 children -- made with glacial melt water -- at the Temple of Earth in Beijing.

100 child-sized ice sculptures sit in Beijing’s Temple of Earth to represent the 1 billion lives that will be lost in Asia due to water shortages caused by climate change. The art installation marks the launch of the TckTckTck Campaign, a campaign that works to raise awareness of the importance of a fair and ambitious agreement at the upcoming United Nations Copenhagen Climate Summit, taking place from December 7 to 18, 2009, where world leaders will gather to establish a plan to protect the world’s population from climate change.

The Temple of Earth was chosen because Chinese emperors used the temple to pray for the good harvests and the well-being of Earth.

Greenpeace China Climate and Energy Campaign Manager, Yang Ailun says, “We are here today to highlight the catastrophic danger faced by our planet. The disappearance of the Himalayan glaciers threatens the fresh water supply of the one fifth of the world’s population who live in their watershed. If world leaders don’t agree to stop runaway climate change, children of today will grow up facing a constant struggle to secure reliable access to drinking water.”

TckTckTck is a global alliance that is using an open campaign model to empower others to educate others to demand a fair agreement at the Copenhagen Climate Summit, more information can be found here. A week-long campaign will take place from September 20 to September 26, 2009 in New York City, residents can find out what is going on during Climate Week NYC here.

Why 100? The United Nations Copenhagen Climate Summit — when world leaders will put together the successor to the Kyoto Treaty — happens this December, 100 days from today. That’s why today also marks the launch of the TckTckTck campaign, which urges governments “to agree a fair, binding and ambitious deal at the Summit.” If our governments fail to set serious goals, we could be saying bye-bye to a lot more than “just” glaciers.

The sculptures in China were made from glacial melt water from the source of Yangtze, Yellow and Ganges rivers — and judging from the photos, didn’t last too long under the sun. Save the glaciers from a similar fate by joining up with other TckTckTck activists. Time’s running out!

The sculptures were made from glacial melt water from the Ganges, Yangtze and Yellow rivers in Asia as a warning to the one billion people in Asia threatened by global warming. The melting Himalayan glaciers threatens the water supply of one fifth of the worlds population, say Greenpeace.

If world leaders don't agree to stop runaway climate change, children of today will grow up facing a constant struggle to secure reliable access to drinking water," said Greenpeace China Climate and Energy Campaign Manager Yang Ailun.

TckTckTck’s a project of the Global Campaign for Climate Action, an initiative that brings together a number of national and global organizations to mobilize people toward “rapid action to save the planet from dangerous levels of climate change.”

"The future prosperity of India and China is literally melting away," Yang Ailun added. "With only 100 days to go before the Copenhagen Climate Summit, leaders around the world must take personal responsibility for averting climate chaos and stop the greatest threat to all of humanity."

"It's real concern about climate change impacts like the threat to our water supply that is driving China and India to pursue a low-carbon development path that balances development and environmental protection," said Greenpeace India Climate and Energy Manager Vinuta Gopal. "If the developed world doesn't take the opportunity to support developing countries to both adapt to and mitigate climate change, then that balance won't hold and we will suffer an environmental catastrophe."

Source: clickgreen,mnn,Telegraph


Bizzare Contest Where Beauty Achieved Through Cosmetic Surgery !!

Do you ever think about taking part in a beauty contest? Had lots of plastic or cosmetic surgery?

Plastic surgery has long been a taboo topic among beauty pageant contestants. But, an upcoming contest in Hungary aims to break new ground by featuring only women who have had some form of cosmetic surgery.
Miss plastic Hungary is the first ever contest where plastic surgery treated women can participate only

Women competing in the "Miss Plastic Surgery" pageant, which celebrates beauty achieved through cosmetic surgery, must submit their medical records along with their vital statistics.

The contest is open to women between 18 and 30 years old who have undergone at least one cosmetic procedure that involved general or local anaesthesia.

The contest was started to boost the plastic surgery industry in Hungary, where cosmetic procedures still carry a stigma of artificiality. Pageant officials said the beauty of the contestants would demonstrate how the industry had advanced in recent years.

A team of judges drawn from the country's best plastic surgeons will judge the peageant, the final
of which is on October 9. The winner will receive a new flat, the runner up a new car, and the
bronze prize recipient will win a trip for two to Kenya.

In 2004, Chinese women competed in a Miss Artificial Beauty pageant.

Feng Qian, China's Miss Artificial Beauty winner, holds her trophy at the country's first beauty
pageant for the surgically enhanced in Beijing December 18, 2004.

Ms Feng said she was proud of her glamorous, albeit artificial looks, achieved through botox
injections and surgery to widen her eyes and remove fat from her cheeks and waist.

"I think this contest offered a platform for all the girls who have undergone plastic surgery and
aren't willing to talk about it," Ms Feng - who is training to be a plastic surgeon herself .

Winner of China's Miss Artificial Beauty pageant, Feng Qian, models a swimsuit at the pageant in
Beijing December 18, 2004. China chose its first Miss Artificial Beauty on Saturday, giving the
crown to a 22-year-old from the northeastern city fo Jilin who couldn't have done it without the
help of her plastic surgeon.

Feng Qian received gifts worth 50,000 Yuan ($6,000) after beating 19 other finalists aged 17 to 62 in Beijing.

To prevent cheating, all contestants - who included one transsexual - had to provide a doctor's
certificate to prove that they had indeed had surgery.

Miss Plastic Surgery Beauty Pageant To Be Held in Hungary:-

A “Miss Plastic Surgery” beauty pageant celebrating cosmetic surgery is being held on Qctober 9, 2009 in Budapest, Hungary.

Contestants can be now judged on cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, facelifts and liposuction.

Women competing in the “Miss Plastic Surgery” pageant, must submit their medical records along with their vital statistics.The contest is open to women between 18 and 30 years old who have undergone at least one cosmetic procedure that involved general or local anesthesia.The contest was started to boost the plastic surgery industry in Hungary, where cosmetic procedures
still carry a stigma of artificiality. Pageant officials said the beauty of the contestants would
demonstrate how the industry had advanced in recent years.

The judges are chosen from the best plastic surgeons in the country. There will be five judges
choosing 24 finalists from a narrowed field of 50 women who have received cosmetic surgery.
Internet users and media representatives get to choose one of the 24 heading to the finals as

The contest includes separate categories for:

1. Contestants between 18 and 30
2. Entrants over 30
3. The Joan Rivers category

The winner receives a new apartment. The first runner up gets a new car and the second runner up wins a vacation in Kenya.

Women Lead India 3rd To The Death Journey...A Shocking Truth !!

Few months ago we submitted a brief report on smoking, where we clearly mentioned about the bad side of the cigarette smoking. But after watching this I'm quite sure that,our all effort to aware people about the bad impact of smoking, failed. The implementation of the post is 'Zero'. It is very shocking to me and I think as well as to the whole of the World !!

Here, in a latest survey report, it's revealed that India holds the third position in smoking and guess who made them..Third!! None other than women of India. I must say, the power of women in India is really impressive ! Cheers to the Indian Women :)

Indian women are among the worst in the world when it comes to smoking. According to the latest Tobacco Atlas, the country ranks third in the top 20 female smoking populations across the globe.

Only the US with 2.3 crore female smokers and China with 1.3 crore women smokers are worse off than India in this chart. However, as far as percentage of women smoking is concerned, it is below 20% for India.

Among India's immediate neighbors, only Pakistan figures in this infamous list, but right at the
bottom at 20th with around 30 lakh female smokers.

Published by the American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation, the Atlas makes another serious observation -- female smokers in India die an average eight years earlier than their non-smoking peers.

According to the Atlas, about 250 million women in the world are daily smokers -- 22% being from high resource countries and 9% from low and middle resource countries.

Releasing the potential of this growing market, the Atlas said the tobacco industry has been
marketing cigarettes to women using seductive but false images of vitality, emancipation, slimness,sophistication and sexual allure.

Reacting to the report, Dr P C Gupta, director of Healis Sekhsaria Institute of Public Health, told
TOI that this finding had very serious implications for India. "Even though the percentage
prevalence of women smoking in India isn't that high, the number is huge. In addition to all the
harm that tobacco causes to men, women are additionally exposed in a special way because of their reproductive function."

Dr Gupta added that tobacco consumption reduced birth weight of the fetus, decreased their
gestational age leading to premature babies, increased the risk of still births and heightened
chances of anemia among adult pregnant women.

"The government isn't focusing on anti-tobacco campaign that specially targets women. Smoking is definitely increasing in young college going women showing that the tobacco industry is targeting them very strongly," Dr Gupta added.

The Atlas said tobacco killed some six million people each year -- more than a third of whom will
die from cancer -- and drained $500 billion annually from global economies.

As 25% of smokers die and many more become ill during their most productive years, income loss devastates families and communities. In 2010, 72% of those who die from tobacco related illnesses would be in low- and middle-income countries. By 2030, 83% of these deaths will occur in low and middle-income countries.

Unveiled at the Global Cancer Summit on Wednesday, the Atlas said 2.1 million cancer deaths per year will be attributable to tobacco by 2015. "The Atlas is crucial to helping advocates in every nation get the knowledge they need to combat the most preventable global health epidemic," said John R Seffrin, CEO of American Cancer Society.

Now it is upto you whether you will ruin your future in the smoke of Death or stretch your hands to welcome the cheerful life.


Shocking Video Revealed 'Real Execution' In Srilanka : A Report

Just three months after the Sri Lankan government declared the country liberated from the Tamil Tigers, video footage has emerged apparently showing government troops summarily executing Tamils.

The Sri Lankan High Commission denied its army was involved in atrocities against the ethnic Tamil minority after British television aired video Tuesday allegedly showing a soldier executing two men.

Channel 4 News showed disturbing footage of a man dressed in army uniform shooting a naked, bound and blindfolded man in the back of the head, while the bodies of several other men were seen nearby in a muddy field.

Another man was also shot in the same way towards the end of the video.

Tonight, the Sri Lankan High Commission denied the government had carried out atrocities against the Tamil community.

The Sri Lankan government launched a large scale military offensive in January capturing the Tamil Tiger held town of Kilinochchi. The army then steadily pushed the rebels into an small area of the north-east.

Be warned - there are extremely disturbing scenes in this report from our foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Miller.

The United Nations has estimated that between 80,000 and 100,000 people have been killed in Sri Lanka's drawn out Tamil separatist conflict which the security forces declared ended in May.

The decades-long ethnic conflict ended after the military took control of all rebel-held territory and killed the group's leader, Velupillai Prabhakaran.

Journalists were barred from the conflict zone in the country's northeast where rights groups said a "humanitarian crisis" unfolded without a media presence.

Sri Lanka High Commission response:-

"The High Commission of Sri Lanka categorically deny that the Sri Lankan armed forces engaged in atrocities against Sri Lankan Tamil community. They were only engaged in a military offensive against the LTTE.

"The High Commission has noted that in many instances in the past, various media institutions used doctored videos, photographs and documents to defame the Sri Lankan government and armed forces. Therefore, we request you to verify the authenticity of the video footage before the telecast".


The Feel Good Factor In Human Life !!

The trend is recent and something that picks up from the frantic pace of urban living. Often hectic schedules and lack of socializing leaves one feeling adrift and sidelined. Thus people draw support in whichever form they can or so observes, psychologist Surendra Mehta, Care clinic, "Casual sex is on the rise because of factors like loneliness, peer pressure, living away from one's home. It happens when there's no faith left in oneself. Think of someone who doesn't have a great job or a fulfilling relationship or lacks friends to bail him/her out in times of crisis. It is then that they fall on measures that they assume can lift their spirits for some time. Sex is more like an addiction just as people tend to eat a lot when depressed."

Hollywood too swears by the benefits of casual sexual encounters. Leading actress Cameron Diaz for instance recently stated that there isn't a better way to get back in shape than hitting the sack. Studies too have revealed that women are less likely to regret an impromptu fling, if they feel gratified sexually afterwards. Most women don't equate a romp in the sack with a walk down the aisle. Surveys reveal that over 52 per cent believe their most recent casual encounter to be 'just a one-time thing'.

Actress Sherlyn Chopra confessed her need for casual sex as a boost to her self worth. The starlet was quoted as saying she doesn't mind a one-night-stand and if the sex is great, she would feel good about herself.

Doctors claim that a session in bed with an unknown face can actually spice up your personal life.
Although none would advise it, but the fact remains that it jolts you back out of your boredom and pushes you to being innovative. Says a doctor on condition of anonymity, "I have had patients who find no interest in having sex with their husbands/wives. In fact, they complain of being turned off by the very thought of it. However, a torrid fling outside marriage breathes new life into a sagging relationship with one's spouse. Does it really matter if you get back your stamina and feel good about yourself, even if your spouse was unaware of what went on behind his back?"

Manish Singh, a software professional, points out, "I think the key is that everyone wants to
matter, especially to their sex partners. We have created a world in which we treat sex as a
private recreational activity, with no moral or social significance. But when sex is a recreational
activity, my partner becomes equivalent to a consumer good. And we all know what we do with
consumer goods that cease to satisfy us beyond a point, we get rid of them. In this world of
consumer sex, it is socially acceptable to find pleasure with people you don't love. But yes, no
one likes to end up feeling used."

A recent study done by the University of Chicago on the sexual lives of adults reveals that
housewives bored by their routine look for affairs outside their marriage. In fact, a one-night-stand often reignites the lost spark that may have gotten snuffed out due to marriage and monotony, a la Tabu who played the rebellious wife in the Mahesh Manjrekar's film Astitva.

According to psychologist Suparna Puri, women often get attached while having sex. The hormone Oxytocin or the attachment hormone makes them feel closer to their partner. So she advises, "Be clear about who you want to indulge yourself with". Puri believes it's alright to be daring and adventurous, but warns that the high doesn't last for long. Soon there is a sense of wanting to pull out and starting again.

The balance though is heavily tilted towards women. And though the freedom of body is a heady
feeling, yet there are certain precautions to be kept in mind:
1. Get yourself checked for AIDS and STD frequently if you are indulging in casual sex.
2. Always, always use a condom or other precautions while having sex.
3. Having a one-night-stand is okay as long as you are consciously aware of what you are doing. You don't want to fall into the wrong hands and get beaten up.
4. Steer clear of strangers who you think come across as "weird". It is better to follow your gut than being sorry later.
5. If you are someone who gets carried away emotionally, then such affairs are definitely not for you.
6. Men take heed and check the background of the person you are going out with. You could easily be led to drugs if you don't watch out.
7. If you feel any kind of discomfort physically after an intercourse, see a doctor immediately.
8. Visit a psychiatrist if you think you are going through an emotional vacuum and need help.
9. Speak to friends, family and close ones if you think your loneliness is the reason for you to
hunt partners.
10. Believe in love and care because nothing works better than these.

It's all about a Healthy Relationship:-

In this entire cry about women and sex, it seems men are completely pushed away from the limelight. Could the reason be that sex gets easily associated with men and thus requires not much thought? Says Atul Suri,a consultant with an MNC, "A general conception is that men are more interested in sex. However, I think nowadays women are also free spirited while men are becoming conservative. I can indulge in sexual activities with anyone, but I don't want to. My friends of course do, but I think their outlook is changing as well. Today a guy wants to be just a one-woman-man, both physically and mentally."

Explains Puri, "For men it is no longer about sex and affairs. Men today concentrate on developing healthy relationships with the opposite sex. That could also arise from the fact that they are aware that the society is open to men having casual sex, so it isn't a big deal. However for women to do the same there is the pleasure of breaking barriers and also a sense of power. So it's more of women wanting to try out new things and explore areas so far a taboo to them."

Source : Times of India

Jessica Biel Tops Brad Pitt - Internet’s Most Dangerous Search This Year

Actress Jessica Biel has overtaken Brad Pitt as the most dangerous celebrity to search in cyberspace, according to Internet security company McAfee Inc.

For the third consecutive year, McAfee surveyed which A-list celebrity was the riskiest to track on the Internet after Pitt topped the list last year and Paris Hilton came in first in 2007.

Biel, 27, who shot to fame in the TV show “7th Heaven” and most recently starred in “Easy Virtue,” was deemed the most dangerous, with fans having a one-in-five chance of landing at a website that has tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, and viruses.

“Cybercriminals are star watchers too — they latch onto popular celebrities to encourage the download of malicious software in disguise,” McAfee’s Jeff Green said in a statement.

“Consumers’ obsession with celebrity news and culture is harmless in theory, but one bad download can cause a lot of damage to a computer.”

“Every day, cybercriminals use celebrities’ names and images, like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna, to lure surfers searching for the latest stories, screen savers and ringtones to sites offering free downloads laden with malware,” the statement added.

Coming second in the list for the second year running was pop star Beyonce, with McAfee finding that putting “Beyonce ringtones” into a search engine yielded a dangerous website linking to a distributor of adware and spyware.

Actress Jennifer Aniston was third, with more than 40 percent of the Google search results for “Jennifer Aniston screensavers” containing nasty viruses.

Young Hollywood stars Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale and Lindsay Lohan all edged out Heidi Montag and Jessica Alba who appeared on last year’s list.

They also ranked higher than other young personalities including “Twilight” stars Robert Pattinson who came 30th and Kristen Stewart who was 20th, the Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Lauren Conrad, Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron.

Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie tied as the eighth most dangerous celebrities on the Web while newlyweds Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen came in fourth and sixth respectively.

However, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, who have featured on most celebrities list this year, were not at the top of risky public figures to search.

The Obamas ranked in the bottom-third of this year’s results, at No. 34 and No. 39 respectively.

Brad Pitt came 10th in the list this year.

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Most Miserable Day Of The Week..It's Not Monday !!

Monday was always assumed to be the day we are most miserable, but in a recent market research it turns out that, Wednesday is the worst day of the week...!

That’s the claim of two American mathematicians, who analyzed words used in 2.4 million internet blogs such as Twitter, giving a score out of nine depending on how positive they were.

Christopher Danforth and Peter Dodds, of Vermont University, gave words like free, fun, rainbow and sex an eight plus score, while words such as betray, cruel, hatred and suffocate all scored less than two.

Saturday and Sunday rated predictably well but, most shockingly, Monday came out as the second happiest day of the week, partly because people were still reminiscing about the weekend, the British newspaper Daily Telegraph reported on Sunday.

However by Wednesday, these feelings had subsided. Christopher Danforth said: “People’s daily experience is being reflected somewhat in what they’re saying. And this is more of a story, we think, for Twitter messages, which we’ve just started to pay attention to, about a year ago.

“They think that they are communicating with friends, but since blogs are public we’re just looking over their shoulders. The weekends tend to be fairly happy and Wednesday turned out to be the saddest day in our study.”

The expert added: “What we’re attempting to do is measure collective happiness on a much larger scale, similar to measuring the temperature outside.

“The energy of a few molecules bouncing around doesn’t give a good indication of heat, you need billions or more.”


Amazing Radiological Scanned Images..!!

A radiologist has turned scans of his patients' ears, teeth,eyes,noses and other body parts into works of art.

'Curves in the ear'

Kai-hung Fung maps various organs using 3D computed tomography (CT) scans.

'Moire Eggs'

After feeding the data into a computer, he adds colour to his works using a method he invented
called the 'rainbow technique'. But he makes no other alterations, preferring a pure picture of
what body parts really look like.


He said: "The pictures I create are generated directly from the medical 3D workstation,
representing what I see on it. I do not use software such as Adobe Photoshop to further change the image.

'What lies behind our nose'

"My aim is to preserve the direct relationship between the data and the artwork.

"It is a true integration of art, science and technology and can be studied both scientifically and
enjoyed as a visual art.

'Eye in the big hole'

"The imagery is packed with information. Each line or point represents specific anatomical
structures in the body in normal or diseased state. It creates an unusual perspective."

'Nose from the inside'

Since he started producing his works at Pamela Youde Nethersole Easter Hospital in Hong Kong they have been shown in galleries across the world.

Proceeds from sales of his pieces are donated to charity.


Increasing Sound Might Cause Ecologycal Imbalance

A recent research has reviled that number of frogs are declining in Australia,scientists are very much confused in search of the reason of it.But after a long discussions and research they all they all concluded to the fact that increasing traffic noises of Australia is the main reason behind it..!!

Traffic noise could be ruining the sex lives of urban frogs by drowning out the seductive croaks of
amorous males, an Australian researcher said.

A well-projected and energetic croak is the male frog's most important asset in the quest to
attract mates to his pond, Melbourne University ecologist Kirsten Parris said.But competition from traffic noise in Melbourne could be a reason why frog numbers have declined in Australia's
second-largest city since her survey of more than 100 ponds began in 2000, she said.

"If there are a number of different males calling, the one that sounds the best often gets the
girl," Parris told The Associated Press. "You have to be pretty clear about your assets if you're a
male frog."

Generally, if he's putting a lot of energy into calling — if he's calling loudly or quickly or for
a long time or all those things combined — it shows he's fit and strong and generally those things
tend to correlate with female choice," she added.Parris found the distance at which a frog suitor
can be heard by a potential mate is slashed by city noise.

"This makes it much harder for frogs to attract mates and this could then mean that their breeding success is reduced," Parris said.

Frog species with low-pitched croaks are most disadvantaged because they are competing against the low-pitched rumble of traffic and machinery such as air conditioners, she said.The southern brown tree frog has adapted by raising the pitch of its croak in areas where there is traffic din, she found.

In the noisiest parts of Melbourne, the frog's usual pitch cannot be heard by other frogs beyond 21 yards (19 meters). At the higher pitch, the croaks carry an additional 16 feet (5 meters).The
popplebonk frog's call can be heard by females from 875 yards (800 meters) without background noise. That range shrinks to only 46 feet (14 meters) near busy roads.

Parris presented her research on Thursday to the 10th International Ecology Congress in the eastern city of Brisbane.Ken Thompson, a University of Sheffield ecologist who edits the British journal, Functional Ecology, described Parris' findings of reduced mating because of traffic noise as "highly plausible."

"There is accumulating evidence that noise in urban habitats is having an effect on the behavior of animals," Thompson said.He said his own university's research found British birds were singing at night because their habitats had become too noisy during the day.

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Wondering 3D Art On The Pavement...Truly Amazing !!

Master street artist Kurt Wenner's creations on cobbles and pavements across the world may look like they have been dug into the ground...

amazing trick of the eyes...

Using a style known as anamorphic street painting, the artist is able to create convincing illusions

Over 25 years ago the pioneering artist was influenced by centuries-old frescoed ceilings...

..Kurt has been able to create a staggering collection of work...

..and has appeared on pavements in over 30 countries

Merging the ideas of awe-inspiring murals like Michelangelo's works at the Sistine Chapel with16th century madonnari, the Italian name for street artists...

Former Nasa employee Kurt, armed with just pastels and paint, can transform the ground into living art

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