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Yogi Pullavar – Self Levitation

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Yogi Pullavar’s attendants erected a small tent in an open area. Yogi Pullavar began by ritualistically pouring water in a circle around the tent. Shoes were prohibited within the area marked by the circle. Yogi Pullavar then entered the tent where he remained hidden from view for a few minutes. The attendants then removed the tent. Yogi Pullavar was seen suspended horizontally several feet above the ground. He was in a trance, lightly resting his hand on top of a cloth covered stick. He did not exert pressure on the stick. He apparently used the stick as a point of reference rather than for support. Many photographs were taken from various angles of this exhibition. Witnesses were permitted to thoroughly examine the levitation. They thoroughly searched for strings, props and any means of possible support above, below and around the levitating Pullavar. Nothing was found.
After four minutes the attendants erected the tent around Yogi Pullavar to shield him as he made his descent. P.Y. Plunkett positioned himself so that the sunlight enabled him to discern Pullavar through the thin cloth tent walls. Plunkett said that he noticed Yogi Pullavar gently swaying for a short time while still in mid-air. Then, he slowly sank in a horizontal position to the ground. The process took around five minutes to complete.
When the tent was again removed, Yogi Pullavar was laying on the ground, still in a deep trance. Volunteers were asked to try to bend Pullavar’s limbs. His arms and legs could not be bent from their position. Attendants had to splash water on Yogi Pullavar and rub him down for five minutes before he came out of his trance and was again able to use his limbs.


Swami Lakshmanjoo – Master over Nature

50_lgLakshmanjoo is a highly developed spiritual master who devoted his life to the study and mastery of the relatively unknown system of philosophy called Kashmir Shaivism. By the age of nineteen he had his first clear glimpse of God Consciousness. It was that touch of the Divine that impelled him to take a vow of lifelong celibacy and dedication to the realization of the highest truth. At an early age, as a result of his intense spiritual practice, Lakshmanjoo had achieved the eight great siddhi powers, mentioned in the ancient literature of Indian philosophy.


Devraha Baba – 250+years old

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An Indian saint named Devraha Baba, who passed away in 1989, was a yogi who lived just such a lifestyle. Devraha Baba was from the spiritual heritage of the Avatar Ramanandacharya, and lived beside the Yamuna river in Mathura. He lived on a 12-foot-high wooden platform where he usually remained stark naked. He never ate food. He only drank water from the Yamuna river. He claimed he could be in two places simultaneously (a siddhi described in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras). He was observed to have stayed underwater unaided for half an hour. He always radiated love. He was a Premaswarupa, an incarnation of love. He gave darshan (spiritual blessing) to devotees who came to pay homage. Many came to visit this great illustrious saint. People came from all over India and from all walks of life. He was a favorite among India’s senior politicians, and was visited by Mrs. Indira and Mr. Rajiv Gandhi. Ministers, saints, yogis, priests, rich and poor all came for Baba’s darshan.

It was rumored that Devraha Baba claimed that he had lived for over 700 years. Until I can substantiate this rumor I need to consider it just a rumor. Nevertheless, I make mention of this rumor because Devraha Baba’s family tree records place his age to be at least 250 years when he took mahasamadhi (relinquished his body) in 1989. If he was able to live to be 250, then it is possible that he lived for 700 years as well. Baba was called, “The Ageless Yogi.” Devraha Baba gained mastery over the khecheri state of yoga whereby he was able to control his hunger and the time of his death. Dr. Rajendra Prashad, who was the first president of India, verified Devraha Baba’s old age. He said that he personally attests to Devraha Baba being at least 150 years old. He said that when he was 73 years old, his father took him to see Baba, who was a very old man, and that his father already had known Baba for many years before that. An Allahabad High Court Barrister had stated that seven generations of his family had sat at the feet of Devraha Baba. Incidentally, Devraha Baba had predicted the time of his death five years in advance.


Prahlad Jani – No Food 65 Years

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“I feel no need for food and water,” states Prahlad Jani, a seventy-six year old Indian ascetic who lives in a cave near the Ambaji temple in the state of Gujarat. Mr. Jani claims that he has not had food or fluids to drink for the last sixty-five years. At the age of seven years he left home in search of spiritual unfoldment. Jani states that at the age of eleven years he was blessed by a goddess. He claims that since that blessing he has gained his sustenance from nectar that filters down through a hole in his palate, and has not passed urine or stools since then. Mr. Jani explained, “I get the elixir of life from the hole in my palate, which enables me to go without food and water.” Almost daily Mr. Jani enters a state of Samadhi characterized by extreme bliss and enormous light and strength. He says that he has never experienced medical problems. He says that he did not speak for a period of forty-five years.


Sri Sathya Sai Baba – Man of Miracles

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No book about amazing supernatural abilities would be complete without including a treatise about Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Man of Miracles. Sai Baba is considered to be Divinity in human form, an incarnation of God, an Avatar. Tens of millions of people from 160 countries have experienced his Divinity. He has performed many supernatural miracles. His supernatural powers defy description. He has raised people from the dead. He resurrected Walter Cowan, who died from a heart attack and was pronounced dead by doctors. As a result of the resurrection Walter’s diabetic condition and diseased kidneys were also cured. A detailed account of this amazing miracle as told by both Sai Baba and Mr. Cowan is reported in Dr. John S. Hislop’s Book, My Baba and I. Sai Baba also resurrected Mr. V. Radhakrishna, who was dead for several days. Rigor mortis had set in. The body had turned blue and had begun to smell in the normal course of decomposition.
Sai Baba has healed many people; the lame, blind and those suffering from a variety of diseases, both minor and terminal. Also, he always knows peoples’ minds and thoughts.
However, Sai Baba is best known for his routine materializations of vibhuti and any objects desired by him. Such supernatural materializations are produced out of the elements by Sai Baba’s will as evidence, not as exhibition of powers, in order to help bring people to faith, devotion, and inquiry and realization of their own reality. Hundreds of thousands of people have witnessed Sai Baba make a gentle wave of his hand and produce vibhuti (a white ash) for them to place on their tongue and forehead. The supernatural curative power of the vibhuti is well-known to devotees.


Tat Wale Baba – Youthful at Age 85

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Tat Wale Baba was born of spiritual parents who were middle-class farmers in Punjab, India. Tat Wale Baba received little formal education, spending most of his early childhood assisting his parents with farm work. At about the age of eight or nine years Tat Wale Baba’s innate spiritual nature led him to begin meditating. This he did ardently whenever time permitted between chores. As he grew into his teenage years Tat Wale Baba took on a mesomorphic stature. Because of his physical prowess his friends encouraged him to join the Army, which he did. He did not like military life. Therefore, after just two months of military service he left and sought the reclusive, sadhu life-style for himself. His search for a guru to guide him was fulfilled when he met Sri Jagannath Dasji at Ayodhya. This guru named him Sri Mahavir Dash Ji. However, later, when Tat Wale Baba started wearing jute people called him Tat Wale, meaning “one who wears jute.” The sobriquet stuck.

Tat Wale Baba lived at the ashram with his guru for about three months during which time he was initiated into Raja Yoga. He then left in search of a reclusive retreat for himself. He was intutively led to Manikut mountain where he came upon an old, emaciated man with very long gata (hair) living in a secluded cave. Tat Wale Baba approached the man and was invited to sit and talk. At the conclusion of their talk the old man left saying that his time was finished, and that he was going to the Himalayas to take mahasamadhi. He left the cave for Tat Wale Baba to occupy.

The cave was conveniently located near a fresh water spring. Tat Wale Baba lived off kandamulo leaves and roots, and fruits he found in the ambient forest. He preferred spending time in long meditations instead of doing asanas. His schedule of meditating was from 2:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. From 10:00 a.m. until noon he would eat and rest. Then, from noon until 4:00 p.m. he would again meditate. He would exercise for about two hours, until 6:00 p.m. For exercise he usually took long walks of about ten kilometers, collected firewood, and worked hard at expanding the dimensions of his cave.

People coming into the forest to gather leaves and sticks for sale in Rishikesh occasionally spotted Tat Wale Baba emerging from his retreat. Word soon spread that a yogi was taking long periods of silence in a cave. As a result, pilgrims began to come by the hundreds to try to visit Tat Wale Baba. Because of the demand for his time he altered his schedule to include some visitor time.

Tat Wale Baba had a cobra for a pet. He regularly fed it milk from a cup. The cobra liked to stay in the cave where Tat Wale Baba meditated. Tat Wale Baba is said to have contacted the King of the Cobras and asked that no cobra harm any of the people passing through the nearby jungle foothills. It is said that there have been no accounts of people being bitten by cobras in the area since then.

Tat Wale Baba was credited with performing miracles. There were three couples that could not bear children. Each couple came to see Tat Wale Baba, and from his blessings each had a child born to them. He also gave pilgrims darshan, performed healings, and gave spiritual guidance. Further, Tat Wale Baba predicted his own death. He said that he would be shot to death. He said that a rogue, who was very jealous of him, and living nearby in the forest, would sneak up and shoot him in the back. He told this to his closest disciple on June 22, 1971, several years before he took his mahasamadhi. Also, just two days before he was shot, Tat Wale Baba reminded his disciple of this prediction.

On December 2, 1974, as he went to take his bath at 4:00 a.m., Sri Tat Wale Baba was murdered by a crazy gunman. He was killed by a man operating a small ashram near Tat Wale Baba’s cave.

No known records exist of Tat Wale Baba’s age. However, a man who was a classmate of Tat Wale Baba’s in elementary school, and who had seen Tat Wale Baba later in life, commented that Tat Wale Baba had stopped aging when he was about thirty-five years old. By assuming that Tat Wale Baba was of equal age as this classmate, Tat Wale Baba’s year of birth was about 1890. That would place Tat Wale Baba’s age at about eighty-five years when he was killed. Had he not been killed perhaps he would have lived to his rumored age of 120.

What gave Tat Wale Baba his youthfulness and stopped his aging at mid-life?
Perhaps research done on long-term meditators provides a hint. According to a study published in theInternational Journal of Neuroscience 16 (1): 5358, 1982, the longer people had been meditating the lower their biological age became as compared with their chronological age (as measured by blood pressure, and visual and auditory performance). As a group, long-term meditators who had been practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique for more than 5 years were physiologically 12 years younger than their chronological age. Short-term Transcendental Meditators were physiologically 5 years younger than their chronological age. The study controlled for the effects of diet and exercise.
Another study, which researched elderly meditators, was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 57(6): 950-964, (1989). It reported that people in their eighties showed a marked improvement rather than deterioration in their mental and physical health and well-being over a three year period of practicing Transcendental Meditation. Benefits for the meditating elderly included: reversal of aging; increased longevity; increased cognitive flexibility (including increased learning ability and greater perceptual flexibility); increased word fluency; improvements in self-reported measures of behavioral flexibility and aging; greater sense of well-being; improved mental health; and reduction of blood pressure to more ideal levels.
Since Tat Wale Baba was an advanced meditator who spent most of his time in extended deep meditation, this may explain how he retained his youthfulness.

1. A mobile phone and a hands free kit are seen in the rectum on an X-ray of a 58 year old Sri Lankan prisoner, who tried to hide his mobile phone during a search of his cell.000-Del6192213-jpg_033111


2. When doctors examined an X-ray image of the knees of a woman experiencing severe joint pain, they found a gold mine: hundreds of tiny gold acupuncture needles left in her tissue.ec21db3c-75fe-4b1f-acf5-65a8b7f722b3_gold_acupuncture_scan 


3. Chicago’s Dante Autullo unknowingly shot a nail into his skull and posted a picture of the X-ray on Facebook during his ambulance ride between hospitals for surgery. Autullo underwent surgery to remove the 3-1/4-inch nail lodged in his brain and is recovering.shocking-x-ray-02-300112-630-jpg_041321


4. This image provide by the University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona shows the x-ray of an 86 year-old man, Leroy Luetscher, who was accidentally impaled through his eye socket with pruning shears at his home on July 30, 2011. While working in his yard, Luetscher dropped a pair of pruning shears, which landed in the ground point-side down. When Mr. Luetscher went to pick up the shears, he lost his balance and fell face-down on the handle. The shears handle penetrated his eye socket underneath his eye and went down into his neck. Mr. Luetscher was taken by ambulance to University Medical Center’s Level 1 Trauma Center. University of Arizona surgeons, including trauma surgeon Julie Wynne, MD, oculoplastic specialist Lynn Polonski, MD, and vascular surgeon Kay Goshima, MD, were able to remove the shears, rebuild his orbital floor with metal mesh, and save his eye.Shocking-X-rays-220911-02_044354


5. Six nails embedded in the skull of construction worker Isidro Mejia, 39, after an industrial incident caused a nail gun to shoot nails into his head and brain on April 19, 2004, are seen in this X-ray image from Providence Holy Cross Hospital in Los Angeles. Five of the six nails were removed in surgery that day and the sixth was removed from his face on April 23, after the swelling went down.Shocking-X-rays-220911-03_044301


6. An X-ray showing a 17centimeter (6.7 inches) pair of surgical scissors in the abdomen of 69-year-old Pat Skinner in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, April 20, 2004. Mrs Skinner had an operation at St.George hospital in Sydney’s south in May 2001, but continued to suffer intense pain and it was only when she insisted on an x-ray 18 months later that she discovered the scissors inside.Shocking-X-rays-220911-04_044302


7. The X-ray picture shows a 5-centimeter nail stuck in an unidentified South Korean patient’s skull Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004. According to a Seoul hospital, doctors found the nail after the man came to the hospital, complaining about a severe headache. They speculate that the nail stuck in the man’s head four years ago in an accident but the man didn’t know about it.Shocking-X-rays-220911-05_044234


8. This X-ray released by New York’s Montefiore Medical Center, Monday, July 16, 2007, shows a screw that was inserted in the broken neck of Paul Robinson, of Kirkland, Wash. Robinson, 53, was in the steep upper deck of Yankee Stadium with his wife and son July 8, 2007, when an unidentified man above him fell down several rows of seats, breaking Robinson’s vertebra.Shocking-X-rays-220911-11_044248


9. In this undated photo, an X-ray image of Chinese woman, Luo Cuifen, 29, released by Richland International Hospital, needles are seen in her body. Chinese surgeons planned to begin removing 23 needles from Luo, possibly imbedded under her skin by grandparents trying to kill her so that a baby boy might take her place, a hospital spokesman said Monday, Sept. 10, 2007. In many parts of China, baby boys are still heavily favored over girls because they are bound by tradition to support their parents in their old age, and because they carry on the family name.Shocking-X-rays-220911-12_044315


10. An undated X-ray shows steel balls and magnets inside of 8-year-old Haley Lents, after the Huntingburg, Ind. child swallowed the pieces from a magnetic toy set on May 8, 2008. The child required emergency surgery and was hospitalized for two weeks.Shocking-X-rays-220911-13_044234


11. In this undated Metropolitan Police handout, x-ray images show how a teenage boy cheated death when a five inch knife was plunged into his head. The 16-year-old and two other young men were injured when they tried to stop a friend being robbed at a bus stop. He was rushed to hospital with the kitchen knife still stuck in his forehead after the attack in Walworth, south London.Shocking-X-rays-220911-14_044314


12. In this undated photo released by the New South Wales Police on Friday, April 24, 2009, an X-ray image of the skull of Chinese man Chen Liu is shown. Liu’s badly decomposed body was found in marshland in Sydney’s south, Nov. 1 2008, after being shot repeatedly in the head with a high-powered nail gun.Shocking-X-rays-220911-15_044328


13. This photo taken aug. 6, 2011 and released Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 by the Cicero Police Department shows an x-ray revealing a diamond ring inside Wilfredo Gonzalez-Cruz, 30, of Chicago, that he allegedly stole from the home of a women in Cicero, Ill., and then and swallowed. Gonzalez was arrested Friday, aug. 5 and authorities recovered the ring after waiting for it to complete its journey through his body.Shocking-X-rays-220911-16_044248


14. An X-ray showing a spear that has pierced through the head of 16-year-old Yasser Lopez is seen in this handout photo from Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida provided to Reuters June 19, 2012. Lopez was spear fishing with a friend when he was accidentally shot in the head. The spear entered just above his right eye, and penetrated through his brain to the back of his skull. Miraculously, no vital brain structures were damaged by the harpoon, and Lopez is now recovering from the incident.xray-accident-220612-630-jpg_055959

A Japanese man, who worked as a janitor at a university, secretly created the huge puzzle over seven years and it has now been revealed.

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Most Expensive Car

This is the world’s most expensive model car. The Bugatti Veyron [ad300] Diamond Ltd is on sale for two million pounds – twice as much as the real thing. Liverpool-based designer Stuart Hughes took two months to create the intricate 1:18 scale model in partnership with Swiss luxury model car maker Robert Gulpen. Weighing in at 7kg, it has been created with platinum, solid 24ct gold, and a 7.2ct single cut flawless diamond on its front grill. The 10 inch car also boats functional steering and a highly detailed engine. In a limited edition of three, owners also get a certification of authenticity, an aluminium case and photo documentation of the manufacturing process.

Most Expensive Bicycle

The Aurumania Gold Bike Crystal edition is plated almost entirely plated with 24 karat gold… right down to the spokes. This unique bicycle can be purchased for a mere €80,000 (US $114,464), and delivered anywhere in the world.

Most Expensive Jeans

The Spin Jeans comprise of only 8 instances worldwide with a suggested retail price of ¥2,625,000 JPY (approximately $27,000 USD).

Most Expensive Suit

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Made from cashmere wool, skill, and studded with 480 high quality diamonds it’s easy to see why the suit is expensive.  But at a whopping £599,000, the price-tag could be enough to make even the most wealthy Russian oligarch think twice before handing over his credit-card.

Most Expensive Whisky

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The Macallan Fine and Rare Collection, 1926, 60 Years Old Price: $38,000.

Most Expensive Omelette

A London restaurant is offering what it claims is the world’s most expensive omelette, a £90 dish made from gulls’ eggs.

Most Expensive Wine

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$500,000 (for charity) – Screaming Eagle Cabernet 1992. An imperial (six-litre bottle) of Screaming Eagle Cabernet 1992 technically fetched the highest price ever paid for a bottle of wine. However, the price must be discounted as its purchase, at the Napa Valley Wine Auction in 2000, was for charitable purposes.

Most Expensive Beer

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A London restaurant has brought out a bottle of what is believed to be the world’s most expensive beer, costing £700 a bottle. The 12-litre bottle of Vieille Bon Secours ale has been stored for the last 10 years and has an alcoholic volume of 8 per cent.

Most Expensive House

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Antilia is a residential complex built by Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, in Mumbai, India. It is reported to be the most expensive home in the world and includes a staff of 600 to maintain the residence.

Most Expensive Hotel Room

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Royal Villa at Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens (doubles from £30,500 per night)  Featuring a dedicated butler, chef and pianist, the Royal Villa overlooks the Aegean Sea, which you can view from a private pool with a hydro massage device.

Most Expensive Phone

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The world’s most expensive iPhone to date is the 32 GB iPhone 4 Diamond Rose by Stuart Hughes. With a price of about $8 million the phone’s bezel is made of rose and approximately 500 individual flawless diamonds that total over 100ct.

Costa Verde, Quepos, Costa Rica

Unusual hotels: Costa Verde

To create a hotel that’s more like a scene from the TV show Lost, the Costa Verde team transported and refurbished a 1965 vintage Boeing 727 fuselage to create a fantastic two-bedroom suite on a coastal rainforest bluff. A favourite for weddings, honeymoons and romance, it’s set on a concrete plinth that juts up 15m into the jungle canopy, so looking out of the windows feels like flying. There’s a wooden cabin built around the aircraft, with furnishings in hand carved teak, and the rear bedroom has a handcrafted deck on the wing, from which guests can watch toucans, sloths and monkeys. The site has bungalows and a guesthouse too.
From $250 a night, room only

Neemrana Fort Palace, Alwar, near Delhi, India

Unusual hotels: Neemrana

The once-proud Neemrana Fort Palace, built in 1464, fell into decay after India’s independence in 1947, but the ruins were acquired for restoration in 1986. In a stunning redevelopment, faithful to its rich cultural past, Neemrana Fort Palace, near Delhi, opened as one of India’s most beautiful heritage properties in 1991 and is a vast complex of seven palace wings built in 12 tiers up a hill, with hanging gardens, two pools and India’s first zipwires.
Doubles from £54 a night, including breakfast

V8 Hotel, Böblingen, Germany

Unusual hotels: V8 Hotel im Meilenwerk Stuttgart auf dem Flugfeld Boeblingen.

The V8 Hotel has 34 car-themed bedrooms, including Mercedes, Morris Minor and VW versions, with cars made into beds, plus car wash, mechanic’s workshop and petrol station-style rooms. Part of the Meilenwerk classic car restoration complex, in a Bauhaus-style building on a former Zeppelin airfield, it is handy for Porsche and Mercedes Benz factory tours, and guests can also watch historic car restoration in progress.
Doubles from €170 a night, breakfast €15pp

Verana, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Unusual hotels: Verana

Luxurious and surrounded by unadulterated nature on all sides, Verana is an amazing spa with 10 guesthouses on a five-acre plot. Recently added are four “V-house” buildings that offer views from their upstairs balconies, above the forest canopy and overlooking the Bay of Banderas. Buildings taper towards the ground, creating tiny building footprints that minimise ecological damage. There’s an infinity pool and a spa offering facials, massage and yoga.
From $320 a night for two, full-board $80pp for extra nights, open Nov-June

Hüttenpalast, Berlin, Germany

Unusual hotels: Hüttenpalast

Hüttenpalast is a reto treasure trove in the central Berlin district of Neukölln. Inside a former vacuum-cleaner factory, guests can sleep in a cute cosy caravan surrounded by potted trees, or in smart wooden cabins with “outdoor” picnic tables. With the amenities of a modern building, including guaranteed warmth spring, summer, autumn and winter, visitors can enjoy an outdoor lifestyle, while still indoors.
From €65 a night for two including coffee and croissants

Hotel Parchi del Garda, Lake Garda, Italy

Unusual hotels: Hotel Parchi del Garda

It seems the walls are alive at this resort hotel on the shores of Lake Garda, where four animatronic theme rooms feature Hollywood-style animation effects that will fascinate children. (There are also 233 normal rooms.) One has a talking parrot; another, on a meadow theme, has special effects to make nature come to life; while in Aki’s Cave the wall has a mouth and eyes, and talks. The hotel is 10 minutes’ drive from the Gardaland theme park, and offers children’s games, dances and shows during the day.
Doubles from €210 a night including breakfast; connecting themed room for two children from €128

Sala Silvermine, central Sweden

Unusual hotels: Silvermine

Guests can sleep 155m underground in a suite in historic Sala Silvermine, one of the world’s best preserved mines and the world’s deepest bedroom. Its dark winding galleries, vast caverns and magical lakes can be explored with a guide on arrival, and basic refreshments are provided in the suite, plus breakfast in the morning. Corridors are cold, damp and dark but the bedroom is heated to a comfortable 18C and features silver candelabra and silver leather chairs. The site also has an (above-ground) hostel, and a high-wires adventure course.
Underground suite £414 a night for two, including breakfast

Magic Mountain, Panguipulli, Chile

Unusual hotels: Magic Mountain

In this enchanting hotel, the rooms are hidden inside a conical stone tower from whose roof a waterfall cascades down past the windows. In the Huilo Huilo reserve in the Los Rios region of southern Chile, Magic Mountain was originally a place for friends of the creators to stay while they enjoyed hunting and fishing in the reserve.
Doubles from $300 a night including breakfast

The Mirrorcube, Harads, Sweden

A lightweight aluminum 4 x 4 x 4–meter box suspended around a tree trunk and covered in mirrors. Accommodates two people at a time, with a double bed, a small bathroom, a living room and a roof terrace. Access to the cabin is by a rope bridge connected to the next tree. Camouflaged within the tree canopy, the one-way mirrors provide a 360-degree view of the surroundings. To prevent birds from colliding with the reflective glass, an ultraviolet color visible only to birds is laminated onto the glass.

ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

ICEHOTEL is the world’s largest hotel made from snow and ice. Guests can sleep in a bed made of snow and ice (like most of the other furniture), at temperatures around minus 5 degrees C. The entire building melts and gets reconstructed every year. Each November, a team of architects rebuilds the rooms, bar and chapel from several hundred tons of ice. If your ideal vacation consists of walking around in snow pants and fur, ICEHOTEL is worth a repeat visit—it is, after all, a different hotel every year.

Dog Bark Park Inn, Cottonwood, ID

A beagle-themed B&B that sleeps up to four guests at a time. Guests enter the body of the giant dog through a balcony. The dog’s head houses a loft bedroom and an alcove within the muzzle, with a toilet disguised as a fire hydrant. The larger beagle, named Sweet Willy, is 30 feet tall, 34 feet long and 14 feet wide. It’s made of wood (the owners are chain-saw artists) and painted stucco, with flaps of carpeting for ears.

Tianzi Hotel, Hebei Province, China

Built in 2000, this 10-story building depicts Fu, Lu and Shou—Chinese gods symbolizing good fortune, prosperity and longevity. The Tianzi Hotel is the largest image hotel in the world. Shou, on the left, is holding a peach that contains a suite. Enter the hotel through his right foot.

Attrap Reves, France

Attrap Reves Top 10 most Unique Hotels in the World

Have you ever imagined sleeping out for a night under the stars, but without all the hassles of camping outdoors and rather with all the comfort of a hotel room if you may; well if you have then your wish has already been answered and even that, way back in February, 2010. Attrap Reves is perhaps the only hotel in the world that has huge glass bubbles instead of rooms which certainly provide the truest definition of an intimate night under the stars with your loved one. The Hotel promises to be a cosmic experience and an unusually romantic souvenir for both married and unmarried couples alike.

Taj Mahal, India

This beauty was 23 years in the making (1630-53) and is remarkable for its perfect symmetry. The Taj was commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his wife, Arjumand Banu Begum (also known as Mumtaz Mahal). Made from white marble, this majestic mausoleum features intricate details that were inlaid with precious lapis lazuli — pilfered in the 19th century. Its exterior reflects the changing colours of the day, and its beauty on a full-moon night is legendary.

Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

For the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu, back in 2560 BC, the notion of digging your own grave transposed elaborately into constructing the Great Pyramid. Around two million stone blocks, each weighing 2 tonnes, were brought together to serve as his tomb. The Great Pyramid is the planet’s original tourist attraction — counting Antony (Cleopatra’s beau) and Napoleon among its many early visitors — and keeps company with three other pyramids and that other illustrious attraction, the Sphinx.

Great Wall, China

Hordes hit the Wall, as they have for centuries. Built from the end of the 15th century to the start of the 16th (using an existing wall dating back 2000 years), it stretches an incredible 6350km (3946m). Though not really visible from space, its jagged, snaking presence across the mountains between China and Mongolia always impresses, and is a tribute to the manic energy we apply to systems of war and defence. The touristed parts of Badaling are not recommended; try instead a walk from Simatai to Jinshanling.

Eiffel Tower, France

How many electricians does it take to change a light bulb on the Eiffel Tower? A whole team is required to maintain the 10,000-odd light bulbs that illuminate the 324m (1060ft) tower. Built in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition and to celebrate the French Revolution, Paris’ tower was designed by Stephen Sauvestre and was named after Gustave Eiffel — who specialised in iron construction including the Statue of Liberty and portable bridges sold around the world in kits.

Chrysler Building, USA

Architect William van Alen planned the dramatic unveiling of New York City’s Chrysler Building’s ornate tower by assembling it inside the building. Made of stainless steel and modelled on the hubcaps used on Chrysler cars of the late 1920s. Completed in 1930, the Art Deco building’s 77 floors and ornamental top made it the world’s highest structure — not just scraping the sky but piercing it at 319m (1046ft).

Big Ben, England

‘Big Ben’ is the common name for the Palace of Westminster’s clock and bell tower in London, and speculation reigns as to just which Benjamin was big enough to give his name to it. Perhaps it was Ben Hall, the Chief Commissioner of Works when it was built in 1888. Or maybe Ben Caunt, a heavyweight prizefighter — in reference to the heavyweight bell within: 13.76 tonnes. The tower has a slight lean — approx 22cm (8.7in) northwest — due to ground conditions.

Machu Picchu, Peru

The ‘Lost City of the Incas’, Machu Picchu (literally ‘old peak’) sits at a lofty elevation of 2350m (7710ft) and is invisible from below. The secret city contains the ruins of palaces, baths and temples, and is believed to have served as a country retreat for Inca royalty. Rediscovered in 1911, construction of this ancient city is thought to have started in around 1440. Partly constructed without mortar, the precise joins won’t allow even a credit card between them.

Mount Rushmore, USA

In the Black Hills of South Dakota, this massive monument marks the first 150 years of American history. Carved into a mountain face are the 18m (60ft) faces of four former presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt. The brainchild of Doane Robinson, the original concept was to immortalise figures of American folklore. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum (a student of a Rodin) thought devoting his life’s work to folklore too trivial – hence the resulting busts, built between 1927 and 1941.

Stonehenge, England

No one knows exactly why these 50-tonne stones were dragged from South Wales 5000 years ago. What we do know is that it would have taken about 600 people to move one more than half an inch, and that the complex was constructed between 2500 BC and 2000 BC. Consisting of a ring of stones topped by lintels, an inner horseshoe, an outer circle and a ditch, Stonehenge likely had dual astrological and religious purposes.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

This temple complex, built early in the 12th century by a succession of Khmer kings, formed part of a larger administrative and religious centre. Built to honour the Hindu god Vishnu and abandoned in the 15th century, many of the stone structures have since been grasped by giant banyan tree roots or covered by the surrounding forest. Apparently the layout of the temples architecturally mirrors the constellation Draco in 10,500 BC to harmonise the earth and the stars.

Frane Selak: Escaped from a derailed train, a door-less plane, a bus crash, a car into flames, another 2 car accidents… then won Million Dollar lottery!

Luck has always been on his side or vice versa for croatian music teacher Frane Selak (born in 1929), who is well known around the world for as many fatal accidents as spectacular escapes. The first of his numerous near-death experiences began on a cold January day in 1962, when Selak was on a train to Dubrovnik: it suddenly derailed into an icy river, killing 17 passengers. He managed to escape with a broken arm, minor scratches and bruises. A year later, Selak was flying, from Zagreb to Rijeka, when a door abruptly blew away from the cockpit of the plane, as he was blown off the plane. The accident killed 19 people, however, Selak was lucky enough to land on a haystack, and wake up some days later in hospital, with minor injuries.

It was in 1966 that he met with the third misadventure while traveling on a bus that crashed and plunged into a river. There were four people dead. Astonishingly, Selak managed to escape unharmed again.

In 1970, Selak was driving along when, all of a sudden, his car caught fire. He was fortunate again to have left the car before the fuel tank exploded. Three years later, another of Selak’s car caught fire, blowing flames through the air vents. To a greater dismay, Selak’s lost most of his hair.

In 1995, Selak was in Zagreb when he was hit by a bus, again leaving nothing but a few injuries. The following year, while driving through a mountain road, Selak drove off a guardrail to escape an oncoming truck and landed on a tree to watch his car explode 300 feet below.

In a surprising turn of events in 2003, Selak won the million-dollar Croatian lottery, turning the man into either the world’s unluckiest man, or the world’s luckiest one.

Anatoli Bugorski: The Man Who Survived a Beam from a Particle Accelerator

As a researcher at the Institute for High Energy Physics in Protvino, Bugorski used to work with the largest Soviet particle accelerator, the Synchrotron U-70. On July 13, 1978, Bugorski was checking a malfunctioning piece of equipment when an accident occurred due to failed safety mechanisms. Bugorski was leaning over the piece of equipment when he stuck his head in the part through which the proton beam was running. Reportedly, he saw a flash “brighter than a thousand suns”, but did not feel any pain. The beam measured about 200,000 rads when it entered Bugorski’s skull, and about 300,000 rads when it exited after colliding with the inside of his head.

The left half of Bugorski’s face swelled up beyond recognition, and over the next several days started peeling off, showing the path that the proton beam (moving near the speed of light) had burned through parts of his face, his bone, and the brain tissue underneath. As it was believed that about 500 to 600 rads is enough to kill a person, Bugorski was taken to a clinic in Moscow where the doctors could observe his expected demise. However, Bugorski survived and even completed his Ph.D.. There was virtually no damage to his intellectual capacity, but the fatigue of mental work increased markedly. Bugroski completely lost hearing in the left ear and only a constant, unpleasant internal noise remained. The left half of his face was frozen, due to the destruction of nerves, and does not age. He is able to function perfectly well, save the fact that he has occasional petit mal seizures and very occasional grand mal seizures.

Roy Sullivan: Struck by Lightning 7 Times

Roy Sullivan was a Virginia Forest Ranger who had an incredible attraction to lightning… or rather lightning had an attraction to him. Over his 36-year career as a ranger, Sullivan was struck by lightning seven times – and survived each jolt, but not unscathed. His seventh strike put him in the Guinness Book of World Records:
  • In 1942, the first lightning strike shot through Sullivan’s leg and knocked his big toenail off.
  • In 1969, a second strike burned off his eyebrows and knocked him unconscious.
  • In 1970, another strike left his shoulder seared.
  • In 1972, his hair was set on fire and Roy had to dump a bucket of water over his head to cool off.
  • On August 7, 1973, another bolt ripped through his hat and hit him on the head, set his hair on fire again, threw him out of his truck and knocked his left shoe off.
  • On June 5, 1976, a sixth strike in 1976 left him with an injured ankle.
  • On June 25th, 1977, the last lightning bolt to hit Roy Sullivan sent him to the hospital with chest and stomach burns in 1977.

Truman Duncan: Cut in Two by a Train

Railroad switchman Truman Duncan fell off the front of a moving train car. He was swept underneath and cut in two. Despite losing both legs and a kidney, Duncan called the paramedics on his cell phone, survived a 45-minute wait, and then persevered through 23 surgeries.

Aron Ralston: Amputated his lower right Arm to Survive the Mountains

On May 2003, while Aron Ralston was on a canyoneering trip in Blue John Canyon (near Moab, Utah), a boulder fell and pinned his right forearm, crushing it.

After trying for five days to lift and break the boulder, desperation took him to great measures like carving his name, date of birth and date of death into the boulder, drinking his own urine because of lack of water and videotaping his last goodbyes to his family. Finally, a dehydrated and delirious Ralston decided to bow his arm against a chockstone and snap the radius and ulna bones. Using the dull blade on his multiuse tool, he cut the soft tissue around the break. He then used the tool’s pliers to tear at the tougher tendons. After Ralston was rescued, his arm was retrieved by park authorities and removed from under the boulder. It was cremated and given to Ralston. He returned to the boulder and left the ashes there.

Mauro Prosperi: Survived 9 days in the Sahara Desert

Prosperi, a keen endurance runner, took part in the 1994 Marathon des Sables (Marathon of the Sands) in Morocco. Part way through the 6-day 233 kilometre event a sandstorm caused Prosperi to lose his way. He ended up disoriented and ran in the wrong direction, ultimately running several hundred kilometres into Algeria. After 36 hours he ran out of food and water. He survived by drinking his own urine and eating bats resident in an abandoned mosque and the occasional snake found in the desert.

Not wishing to die a long drawn out death, Prosperi attempted to commit suicide in the mosque by slitting his wrists with a pen knife he had with him. The attempt failed – lack of water had caused Prosperi’s blood to thicken and clotted the wound before he died. After nine days alone in the desert he was found by a nomadic family and taken to an Algerian military camp and from there to a hospital. He was 186 miles off route, and reportedly had lost between 30 and 40 pounds (18 kg) in body weight.

View the below video and checkout with your own eyes :

1. A woman gave birth to nonuplets(9) but none of them survived, Karla Vanessa Perez of Coahuila.

2. There’s one that gave birth to octuplets(8) and 7 of them survived, Monday, 26th Jan, 2009, a woman gave birth to octuplets at a Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Bellflower, Los Angeles, California.

3. And one gave birth to septuplets(7) and all of them survived, Thursday, July 12, 2001, a Muslim woman from Virginia gave birth to septuplets – five boys and two girls – in the world’s third septuplet birth in which all babies survived.

What are nuclear weapons?

nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission or a combination of fission and fusion. Both reactions release vast quantities of energy from relatively small amounts of matter.

1. Tsar Bomba

This nuclear weapon is one of the most powerful nuclear weapons ever made. It was detonated and developed by Soviet Union in 1961. It was 1400 times powerful than Little Boy and Fat Man combined. It detonation took place on October 30, 1961. Its blast yield was 50 mega ton. It mushroom cloud was 64 km high and could be seen from 1000 km. This bomb is in the first position in the Top 10 List of Nuclear Weapons.

 

2. B-41 or Bassoon

This nuclear weapon is in the second position in the Top 10 List of Nuclear Weapons. It was with a blast yield of 25 mega ton. It was made and tested by United States in 1960. In two years 500 of this bomb was made. The US claimed that its blast can yield up to 35 mega ton.

 

3. B-53

It is one of the destructive and efficient nuclear weapons. It was with the blast yield of 9 mega ton. Parachute drop mechanism was used for this bomb. 5 parachutes were used. It was intended to be a bunker buster. Total of 340 of this bomb were made. This nuclear weapon is in the third position in the Top 10 List of Nuclear Weapons.

 

4. Castle Bravo

This nuclear weapon is in the third position in the Top 10 List of Nuclear Weapons. It was mainly a nuclear hydrogen bomb. It was detonated at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands in 1954. It was with 15 mega tons of blast yields. It had a fireball with the diameter of 7 miles and the mushroom cloud was 14 kilometer.

 

5. Mk-36

It was the updated version of MK-21. It is much more dangerous and efficient than the predecessor. 920 of these bombs were produced. It was used for five years. In the year 1962, these bombs were retired. This nuclear weapon is in the fifth position in the Top 10 List of Nuclear Weapons.

 

6. Mk-21

This bomb is the first nuclear gravity bomb of United State. 275 of these bombs were made. Mk-21 was with the blast yield of 4 mega ton. Later they converted this bomb to a nuclear weapon which is Mark-36. This nuclear weapon is in the sixth position in the Top 10 List of Nuclear Weapons.

 

7. Ivy Mike

This nuclear bomb is in the seventh position in the Top 10 List of Nuclear Weapons. Ivy Mike is the first Hydrogen Bomb test of United States. It was tested in 1952. This bomb was with the blast yield of 10.4-12 mega ton. Its fireball was 3.25 miles and the mushroom cloud was 33km.

 

8. Hurricane

This test was conducted in 1952. Its code name was Operation Hurricane. It was similar to Fat Man although the design was modified. Its blast yield was increased to 25 kilo tons. It was again updated to Trident missiles. It was Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile. This nuclear weapon is in the eighth position in the Top 10 List of Nuclear Weapons.

 

9. Fat Man

It is that notorious bomb which was dropped on Nagasaki. It happened on 9th August 1945. It was the second nuclear that has used in any war. It was 10 times powerful than the Little Boy which was dropped on Hiroshima. Fat Man’s blast yield was 12-22 kilo tons. This nuclear weapon is in the ninth position in the Top 10 List of Nuclear Weapons.

 

10. Little Boy

This nuclear weapon is in the last position in the Top 10 List of Nuclear Weapons. It was used by United States against Japan in Hiroshima. It blast yield was 20 kilo tons. At least 194,566,000 people were killed by Little Boy. For both Fat Boy and Little Boy the B-29 bomber of USA Air Force was used.

As a reader, do you agree that this weapons can bring end to the human race, if used in this generation?

Over the centuries there have been many natural disasters or “acts of God” that have stolen human lives and left destruction and havoc for the survivors. Sometimes these incidents are ranked based on damage, loss of lives or the amount of money that it cost to rebuild. Therefore defining the 10 worst natural disasters of all times is subjective and depends on the criteria used. However, these ten natural disasters resulted in over one hundred million deaths over the years.

 

1. The Deadliest Earthquake in History

The Deadliest Earthquake in History

In July 5, 1201 in Egypt and Syria, the deadliest earthquake in recorded history struck making it one of the 10 worst natural disasters of all times. This disaster rocked the eastern Mediterranean and killed over 1.1 million people, destroying countless homes. Nearly every major city within the near east felt the effects of this quake.

 

2. The Black Plague

The Black Plague

The bubonic plague or “Black Death” killed almost 33 percent of the entire population of Europe when it struck between 1347 and 1350. It also affected millions in Asia and North Africa. Scientists believe that the plague was a zoonotic disease caused by Yersinia pestis bacterium and spread due to poor hygiene and fleas carried by rats.

 

3. Indian Famine

Indian Famine

In 1769 in India, a great famine took over ten million people’s lives. This was nearly one third of the population of India at the time. It was caused by a shortfall in crops followed by a severe drought. As populations were devastated by the deaths, many areas returned to jungle, further decreasing food supplies. This famine lasted until 1773.

 

4. The Potato Famine

The Irish Potato Famine

The Irish Potato Famine of 1845 to 1848 took over a million lives. Irish farmers were dependent on their potato crops and most of the rural poor relied on these crops for nourishment. When a late blight water mold fungus struck, the crops were ruined and the British provided little aid. In addition to the lives that were lost, the Irish Potato Famine also caused as many as two million people to immigrate to other countries.

 

5. The Deadliest Drought

The Deadliest Drought

In 1876 to 1879, China recorded the deadliest drought in history making it one of the 10 worst natural disasters of all time. The rivers ran dry killing crops and livestock. Over 9 provinces were affected by the lack of food production and the drought ended up killing over nine million people.

 

6. The Flu Pandemic

In 1918 and 1919, the flu struck across the world resulting in between 35 million and 75 million deaths. Some reports even estimate that this viral illness killed nearly a 100 million people. In India alone, there were over 16 million deaths. The hardest hit by this were young children and the elderly.

 

7. The Yangtze, Yellow and Huai River Floods

The Yangtze, Yellow and Huai River Floods

After experiencing a severe drought from 1928 to 1931 in China, torrential rains suddenly appeared from July to August 1931. Because of this, the Yangtze, the Yellow and the Huai rivers flooded killing nearly 4 million people and affecting 51 million people by destroying the rice crops and creating famine and disease which ultimately killed even larger numbers of the population.

 

8. Chinese Famine

Chinese Famine

Over 20 million people died of famine from 1959 to 1961. This incident is debated as a natural disaster though and may in fact be a result of politics rather than decreased food production. This is because the Mao government reported inflated food production and then took 50 percent of the harvests. However, because the reported harvest was inflated, it resulted in the government taking the entire production leaving the people to starve.

 

9. African Drought

African Drought

In 1981 to 1984 Africa suffered from severe drought in twenty nations. As rivers and lakes dried up, crops and livestock died resulting in up to 20,000 people starving to death each month. Other nations saw the need and came to Africa’s aid. However, by the end of the crisis, over a million people had succumbed to death.

 

10. North Korea Famine and Floods

North Korea Famine and Floods

A combination of political problems and natural disasters resulted in over 3 million deaths in North Korea from 1995 to 1998. With a period of industrial decline, North Korea was unable to keep up with food production and began rationing food consumption. Soon the distribution channels began to collapse though and a series of floods devastated nearly 40% of their farm land. This led to starvation throughout many of the rural areas.

Natural disasters often affect millions of lives through disease, devastation and starvation. Human behavior can also contribute to how severe the problem is and may add to the death toll. These 10 worst natural disasters of all time each stole over a million lives.

As a reader, have you came across any natural disaster?