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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Online Degree: Advantages and Disadvantages

Getting an online degree through distance learning is an option that has become possible because of the increased availability of the Internet throughout the world. However, what are the actual benefits and disadvantages of distance education or online school?

Potential Benefits: The most compelling reasons for trying to get an online degree are time and money. With an online course, you can enroll in a class, do assignments on the Internet, and even communicate with classmates in chatrooms or on bulletin boards. Technology has even reached the point where students can interact with other students and the teacher through high-quality webconferencing. All of these activities can be done from the comfort of your home or laptop: any time, any place.

Man (40) suffers concussion and wakes up as a musical genius

 A man who suffered concussion after diving into a shallow pool has made a seemingly improbable discovery: it made him a musical genius.

Derek Amato, from Denver, Colorado, is just one of 30 people in the entire world suffering from Acquired Savant Syndrome, where people display profound abilities after suffering head trauma.

After years of failed jobs and homelessness, the 40-year-old is now enjoying a career in music and can play eight instruments - despite never having a lesson in his life.

He has now recounted the startling moment he felt drawn to a friend's piano after the October 2006 accident and immediately began playing.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Woman eats stones when she is depressed!

Everyone knows that women tend to have their little obsessions to which they stick when they feel depressed. Some like to eat chocolate, others to buy new shoes but Teresa Widener’s obsession is slightly different from others – she eats stones.

The 45-year-old woman from Bedford, Virginia eats 1.5 kilograms of stones weekly, report from Dailymail. She suffers from the disease Pica – the habit of eating non-edible objects. For her lifetime until now she had eaten around 1400 kilograms of stones. Every time she is depressed, Teresa reaches for her “tranquilizer”.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Protester sets himself on fire

 The man in his 40s poured flammable liquid over himself at a protest in Tel Aviv before setting himself alight in front of shocked onlookers

He was taking part in a protest to mark the anniversary of a wave of demonstrations against the high cost of living and other social issues

TV cameras and photographers have captured the dramatic moment an Israeli protester set himself on fire during a rally.

In Florence is discovered Mona Lisa`s skeleton?

 Archaeologists are convinced they've unearthed the secret behind the world's most famous painting, the Mona Lisa.

Buried beneath the floor of a convent in Florence, Italy they've found a skeleton they believe belonged to Lisa Gherardini, the model who posed for Leonardo's da Vinci's mysterious masterpiece.

Monday, July 16, 2012

The little girl who can't wear shoes: Her feet are too big

 As she moved slowly down the street, holding on tightly to her grandmother's hand it is clear to see that Yu Yu is having difficulty walking.

The three-year-old suffers from an undiagnosed condition which causes her feet to grow at an alarmingly rapid rate.

They are constantly swollen and heavy and make moving around for the child, who lives in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province of China, extremely difficult.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Who says that fishing is not fun?

One girl wanted to show her catch, but the shark ​​ripped her fish directly from the hooks.

Her father wanted to record his daughter how from the sea in southern California, is catching fish, but on this camera is recorded something more.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Italians made ​​a bulletproof armor from the 22th century!

Italian company made ​​the first bullet-proof armor for the man, who is able to stop all conventional ammunition. In order to demonstrate this, they stood in front of revolvers, pistols, rifles and automatic rifles, and after sifting walked away like it nothing had happened. Technical specifications of armor are not known, but the video footage clearly can be seen how effective it is.

'The Amazing Spider-Man' scores $140 million in six-day debut

That’s a lot of cash caught in Spidey’s web!

Sony’s $220 million reboot The Amazing Spider-Man debuted atop the box office with $65 million over its first weekend and a big $140 million in its first six days. The 3-D blockbuster played in 4,138 theaters and earned a $15,708 per theater average over the Friday-to-Sunday period. Of that $140 million, $14.3 million came from IMAX screens. Worldwide, the tentpole has already earned $341.2 million after two weekends of international release.

Friday, July 6, 2012

HTC defeats Apple in UK counts

HTC is claiming victory in a patent dispute with Apple after a ruling by the High Court in London.

The judge ruled that HTC had not infringed four technologies that Apple had claimed as its own.

He said Apple's slide-to-unlock feature was an "obvious" development in the light of a similar function on an earlier Swedish handset.

Apple has also cited the patent in disputes against firms using Google's Android system software.

Man takes 7,000th turn on roller coaster

A 70-year-old Ohio man has taken his 7,000th turn on a roller coaster at the famous Kings Island amusement park. Officials say Gary Coleman took his historic ride on the Diamondback roller coaster Wednesday during the Fourth of July holiday.

Mom accused of putting beer in her 2-year-old son's sippy cup

A Phoenix mother has been arrested after authorities say she put beer in her 2-year-old son's sippy cup.
Phoenix police were called to a pizza restaurant Tuesday night after witnesses say they saw 36-year-old Valerie Marie Topete pour beer from a pitcher into her son's cup and then the child drank some of it.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Jumping over a moving car

This kid is playing a dangerous game. He is trying to jump over a moving car and his video he posted on internet. Watch this video and see what happened.