Curiosities

Giants

Posted on January 12, 2012

The mythology and legends of many different cultures include monsters of human appearance but prodigious size and strength. “Giant” is the English word (coined 1297) commonly used for such beings, derived from one of the most famed examples: the gigantes Greek mythology.

In various Indo-European mythologies, gigantic peoples are featured as primeval creatures associated with chaos and the wild nature, and they are frequently in conflict with the gods, be they Olympian, Nartian, Hindu or Norse.

There are also accounts of giants in the Old Testament, most famously Goliath. Attributed to them are extraordinary strength and physical proportions.

Fairy tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk have formed our modern perception of giants as stupid and violent monsters, frequently said to eat humans, and especially children. However, in some more recent portrayals, like those of Roald Dahl, some giants are both intelligent and friendly like from Gulliver’s Travels.

Illuminati

Posted on January 12, 2012

The Illuminati (plural of Latin illuminatus, “enlightened”) is a name given to several groups, both real (historical) and fictitious. Historically the name refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on May 1, 1776. In more modern contexts the name refers to a purported conspiratorial organization which is alleged to mastermind events and control world affairs through governments andcorporations to establish a New World Order. In this context the Illuminati are usually represented as a modern version or continuation of theBavarian Illuminati.

It is believed that such artists as Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West, Lady Gaga and so many other celebrities, the list is endless! The reason for this is because their videos or life style may contain devil worshipping or illuminati symbolism. Wether this is just a coincidence we dont know, but it is interesting to read about it and how peoples imaginations can take over.

There is also a list called ‘Club 27′, which is a group of celebrities which have passed during the age of 27 and has a connection to the illuminati. here is a website that lets you know all about it

http://allilluminati.wordpress.com/2011/07/23/musicians-whove-died-at-age-27/

 

http://whatistheilluminati.com/

Space

Posted on January 12, 2012

Space is the boundless, three-dimensional extent in which objects and events occur and have relative position and direction. Physical space is often conceived in three lineardimensions, although modern physicists usually consider it, with time, to be part of a boundless four-dimensional continuum known as spacetime. In mathematics one examines “spaces” with different numbers of dimensions and with different underlying structures. The concept of space is considered to be of fundamental importance to an understanding of the physical universe although disagreement continues between philosophers over whether it is itself an entity, a relationship between entities, or part of a conceptual framework.

Debates concerning the nature, essence and the mode of existence of space date back to antiquity; namely, to treatises like the Timaeus of Plato, or Socrates in his reflections on what the Greeks called khora (i.e. “space”), or in the Physics of Aristotle (Book IV, Delta) in the definition of topos (i.e. place), or even in the later “geometrical conception of place” as “spacequa extension” in the Discourse on Place (Qawl fi al-Makan) of the 11th century Arab polymath Alhazen. Many of these classical philosophical questions were discussed in the Renaissance and then reformulated in the 17th century, particularly during the early development of classical mechanics. In Isaac Newton’s view, space was absolute – in the sense that it existed permanently and independently of whether there were any matter in the space. Other natural philosophers, notably Gottfried Leibniz, thought instead that space was a collection of relations between objects, given by their distance and direction from one another. In the 18th century, the philosopher and theologian George Berkeley attempted to refute the “visibility of spatial depth” in his Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision. Later, the metaphysician Immanuel Kant said neither space nor time can be empirically perceived, they are elements of a systematic framework that humans use to structure all experiences. Kant referred to “space” in his Critique of Pure Reason as being: a subjective “pure a priori form of intuition”, hence it is an unavoidable contribution of our human faculties.

In the 19th and 20th centuries mathematicians began to examine non-Euclidean geometries, in which space can be said to be curved, rather than flat. According to Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, space around gravitational fields deviates from Euclidean space.Experimental tests of general relativity have confirmed that non-Euclidean space provides a better model for the shape of space.

In 1905, Albert Einstein published a paper on a special theory of relativity, in which he proposed that space and time be combined into a single construct known as spacetime. In this theory, the speed of light in a vacuum is the same for all observers—which has the result that two events that appear simultaneous to one particular observer will not be simultaneous to another observer if the observers are moving with respect to one another. Moreover, an observer will measure a moving clock to tick more slowly than one that is stationary with respect to them; and objects are measured to be shortened in the direction that they are moving with respect to the observer.

Over the following ten years Einstein worked on a general theory of relativity, which is a theory of how gravity interacts with spacetime. Instead of viewing gravity as a force field acting in spacetime, Einstein suggested that it modifies the geometric structure of spacetime itself. According to the general theory, time goes more slowly at places with lower gravitational potentials and rays of light bend in the presence of a gravitational field. Scientists have studied the behaviour of binary pulsars, confirming the predictions of Einstein’s theories and non-Euclidean geometry is usually used to describe spacetime.

A galaxy is a massive, gravitationally bound system that consists of stars and stellar remnants, an interstellar medium of gas and dust, and an important but poorly understood component tentatively dubbed dark matter. The word galaxy is derived from the Greek galaxias (γαλαξίας), literally “milky”, a reference to the Milky Way galaxy. Examples of galaxies range fromdwarfs with as few as ten million (107) stars to giants with a hundred trillion (1014) stars, each orbiting their galaxy’s owncenter of mass.

Galaxies contain varying amounts of star systems, star clusters and types of interstellar clouds. In between these objects is a sparse interstellar medium of gas, dust, and cosmic rays. Dark matter appears to account for around 90% of the mass of most galaxies. Observational data suggests that supermassive black holes may exist at the center of many, if not all, galaxies. They are thought to be the primary driver of active galactic nuclei found at the core of some galaxies. The Milky Way galaxy appears to harbor at least one such object.

Galaxies have been historically categorized according to their apparent shape; usually referred to as their visual morphology. A common form is the elliptical galaxy,  which has an ellipse-shaped light profile. Spiral galaxies are disk-shaped with dusty, curving arms. Those with irregular or unusual shapes are known as irregular galaxies and typically originate from disruption by the gravitational pull of neighboring galaxies. Such interactions between nearby galaxies, which may ultimately result in a merging, sometimes induce significantly increased incidents of star formation leading to starburst galaxies. Smaller galaxies lacking a coherent structure are referred to as irregular galaxies.

There are probably more than 170 billion (1.7 × 1011) galaxies in the observable universe.  Most are 1,000 to 100,000 parsecs in diameter and usually separated by distances on the order of millions of parsecs (or megaparsecs). Intergalactic space (the space between galaxies) is filled with a tenuous gas of an average density less than one atom per cubic meter. The majority of galaxies are organized into a hierarchy of associations known as groups and clusters, which, in turn usually form larger superclusters. At the largest scale, these associations are generally arranged into sheets and filaments, which are surrounded by immense voids.

Mummies

Posted on January 12, 2012

A mummy is a body, human or animal, whose skin and organs have been preserved by either intentional or incidental exposure to chemicals, extreme coldness (ice mummies), very low humidity, or lack of air when bodies are submerged in bogs, so that the recovered body will not decay further if kept in cool and dry conditions. Some authorities restrict the use of the term to bodies deliberately embalmed with chemicals, but the use of the word to cover accidentally desiccated bodies goes back at least to the 1730s.

Mummies of humans and other animals have been found all around the world, both as a result of natural preservation through unusual conditions, and as cultural artifacts. Over one million animal mummies have been found in Egypt, many of which are cats.The oldest known naturally mummified human corpse is a decapitated head dated as 6,000 years old, found in 1936 at the site named Inca Cueva No. 4 in South America.

In addition to the well-known mummies of Ancient Egypt, deliberate mummification was a feature of several ancient cultures in areas of South America and Asia which have very dry climates. There are more than 1000 mummies in Xinjiang, China. The oldest-known deliberate mummy is a child, one of the Chinchorro mummies found in the Camarones Valley, Chile, and dates from around 5050 BC

http://motomom.tripod.com/index-3.html This website is a photographic trip to the Capuchins’ Catacombs located in Palermo, Italy, where there are thousands of corpses lined on the walls like paintings.

Time travel

Posted on January 11, 2012

Time travel is the concept of moving between different points in time in a manner analogous to moving between different points in space. Time travel could hypothetically involve moving backward in time to a moment earlier than the starting point, or forward to the future of that point without the need for the traveler to experience the intervening period (at least not at the normal rate). Any technological device – whether fictional or hypothetical – that would be used to achieve time travel is commonly known as a time machine.

Ive always wondered what it would be like to travel back into different eras and experience what life really was like. I would like to know what it was like to walk with dinosaurs or how life was like in medieval and victorian times. I would avoid travelling to the future. I would’nt want to see how my life is going to turn out all of a sudden.

Posted on January 11, 2012

The ancient civilization of the Mayans was once one of the most advanced cultures of the ancient world. The mysteries of the Mayan Pyramids, Mayan Crystal Skulls and Mayan Legends have endured for millennia. Now, there is a renewed interest in Mayan culture, particularly regarding the Mayan Calendar and ritual artifacts like the crystal skulls.

According to Mayan Legend, there will come a time when 13 ancient crystal skulls are reunited that can affect the Earth and the course of humanity. The story of Creation according to Mayan culture plays an integral part in daily Mayan living, so it is no surprise that the day the calendar ends plays an equally important role. This date is calculated as December 21, 2012 and there are many interpretations of 2012 Mayan prophecies.

Mayan culture specialist and Guatemalan crystal skull caretaker Lydia Trauttenberg travels the world sharing with people the importance of the Mayan heritage and what message it offers us for today. Lydia Trauttenberg believes, along with many Mayan elders, that crystal skulls may play a vital role in the reawakening of humanity.

 

http://www.crystalskulls.com/

Karma

Posted on January 11, 2012

I believe in the saying ‘what goes around, comes around’. I not religious but im not ignorant to religions and enjoy learning about peoples beliefs. I think that if we do bad stuff in life it can reflect and come back to us in a bad way. In Buddhist teaching, the law of karma, says only this: `for every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first, and this second event will be pleasant or unpleasant according as its cause was skillful or unskillful.’ A skillful event is one that is not accompanied by craving, resistance or delusions; an unskillful event is one that is accompanied by any one of those things. (Events are not skillful in themselves, but are so called only in virtue of the mental events that occur with them.) Therefore, the law of Karma teaches that responsibility for unskillful actions is born by the person who commits them.

 

Aliens/ UFO’s

Posted on January 11, 2012

UFOs exist, the proof is undeniable. Thousands of people make reports yearly of strange lights performing impossible maneuvers that traditional earth-bound aircraft, commercial, military, etc; could never accomplish. While most of the world’s governments try to deny the reality of their existence, they blame the sightings on natural aerial phenomenon, the planet Venus, swamp gas, weather balloons or mass hysteria. There is one ultimate truth that the world is afraid to accept…the reality that we are not alone in the universe.

Superhumans

Posted on January 10, 2012

Have you ever seen the tv series ‘Stan Lee’s Superhumans’?( Stan Lee being the creator of Marvel Comics). Its a show that tests weather humans that have extra abilities really are superhuman or weather its just mind of matter. This can fascinate anyone, especially those who are in to comics.

Here are just some of the superhumans from the series:

Electro Man
Daniel meets Rajmohan Nair of Kollam, India, who can withstand being shocked by electricity 30 times the amount that can kill an ordinary man; Scott Flansburg of San Diego, California, a “human calculator” who can perform complex arithmetic in his head; Juan Ruiz of Los Angeles, California, a blind man who can see the world around him with bat-like echolocation; and Dennis Rogers of Houston, Texas, the strongest man in the world. 

Human Wolf
Daniel meets Patrick Musimu, of Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean who can free dive to nearly 700 feet and hold his breath for over 8 minutes; Miroslaw Magola of Brighton, England who exhibits telekinetic powers; Shaun Ellis of Devon, England who lives and communicates with wolves; and Eskil Rønningsbakken from Trondheim, Norway, who performs incredible feats of balance. 

Killer Punch
Daniel meets Bob Munden of Las Vegas, Nevada, the fastest and most accurate gunslinger alive; Finland’s Timo Kaukonen, whose body can withstand near-boiling temperatures; Shi Yan Ming, a Shaolin monk who defected from China and who takes Bruce Lee’s infamous “one-inch punch” to a new level; and Darren Taylor “Professor Splash” of Denver, Colorado, who can survive a 35-foot belly flop into 1 foot of water. 

Hammer Head
Daniel meets Dean Karnazes of San Francisco, California, who can ignore extreme fatigue and ran 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days; John Ferraro of Boston, Massachusetts, whose thick skull can withstand the blow of a sledgehammer; Chris Robinson of Edinburgh, Scotland who believes his dreams can predict the future; and Kenny Muhammad of New York City, “The Human Orchestra”, who can mimic complex beatbox rhythms with his mouth. 

 

 

Bermuda Triangle

Posted on January 10, 2012

The mysterious disappearance of ships and aircraft in the area of the North Atlantic waters has led to the belief that the region is the host of strange and powerful hostile forces. It has been the subject of many films, books, novels and newspaper articles.

Large and small boats  and aircraft have disappeared without any trace of wreckage and as if their crews have been snatched into a different dimension. The disappearances leave an alarming worry.

Bermuda has had an evil reputation for generation. Its 300 islands were founded by Jaun de Bermudez in 1515. Despite the equitable climate, plentiful food and fresh water, and the ideal location of mid ocean refuge and provisioning base, the island was shunned for almost a century after the discovery. They were feared by the tough Elizabethan sailors, Shakespeare called them ‘ the still-vex’d Bermoothes’, and they gained an evil reputation. Nobody knows why but maybe the only reasonable explanation os that then, as now, the region as we know as the home of inexplicable forces made men and ships disappear.

According to writers on the subject, the modern catalogue of losses in the region begin in 1800. It begins with the disappearance of the uss pickering. In 1854 the british ship Bella disappeared. 1866 The triangle claimed the Swedish barque Lotta and two years later the spanish merchantman Viego vanished. In 1872 the crew of Mary Celeste disappeared and the vessel was found drifting between the Azores and Gibraltar.

It is said that in 1902 the German barque Freya, was found in the heart of the triangle. Its crew were nowhere to be found. The vessel itself was listing badly. It showed signs of being caught in a bad storm, but ther had been no records revealing that there was a storm. The weather had only showed light airs had prevailed.

In 1918 the large collier Cyclops mysteriously vanished. She had carried a radio but no distress calls were received. In 1925 message was sent from the japanese freighter Raifuku Maru, but it only intensified the mystery because the radio operator is reported as saying ” Danger like daggers now. Come quick!”. Years later in 1938, the blue skies were cloudless and the sea stood still when the steamship Anglo- Australian radioed an “all’s well” message whilst sailing into The Bermuda Triangle. The ship was never to be seen again.

This is just a small percentage of the missing ships and also a wide majority of aircraft was also claimed by The Bermuda Triangle. It is said that no technology functions properly and the island carry a nickname’ the dead lands’ . Nobody can explain what has happened and still stands as a big question to be explained!

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