Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Formula XL1- Concept from Volkswagen

Concept two-seater Volkswagen Formula XL1 consumes only 0.9 liters of fuel per 100 km, and CO2 emissions equal to 24 grams per kilometer.
Similar results novelty helps to achieve a unique hybrid setting: two-cylinder diesel engine of 800 cm3, outstanding 48 horsepower electric motor at 27 hp and Lithium-ion batteries and seven-speed gearbox DSG.

High Voltage Job - An Extreme Profession In The World

Hotel for Chicken Opens Up in Cornwall

The Chicken Hotel created by 31-year-old David Roberts, from Boskenwyn, Helston, is almost just like any other hotel out there, with one big difference – instead of people, it offers accommodations for chicken. I know it sounds like a joke, but this place is for real, and apparently it’s also very successful.

“With more people looking to escape the rat race and move out in the country with a little bit of land, keeping chickens is becoming more and more popular. But what do you do if you go away on holiday? Who looks after the chicken?” asks Mr. Roberts, who opened his unusual establishment to encourage people to raise their own chicken. A former cabinet-maker, David Roberts built the chicken coops himself and now rents them for 2 pounds each, plus 75 pence per chicken.

Each coop in the Chicken Hotel holds up to eight chicken and the current offer includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner of local produce, served in open-air. Guests are allowed to roam around the hotel grounds all day, before being gathered to roost at night. According to Mr. Roberts, the hotel was fully booked over Christmas time, and he hopes half term and Easter will be just as successful.

Dubai in record books again - With 1,233 logos on a single wall

DUBAI — With 1,233 logos on a single wall, Dubai has made it to the record books yet again.

The ‘Most brands advertised on a single billboard’ were officially unveiled at Dubai Festival City after being certified as a world record by Guinness World Records, on Sunday.Measuring over 10 metres high and 100 metres wide, the massive billboard is Dubai’s latest entry in the record books.

“Dubai is synonymous with the world’s largest, world’s biggest and the world’s most expensive. This is the 78th world record in the UAE and the country is certainly among some of the top record-breakers in the world,” said Adam Wide, Creative Director, Guinness World Records who presented the official certificate to Discovery Exhibition Organisers.

Working for over a year, a team of 70 staff from Discovery Exhibition Organisers set out to persuade brands to advertise on the billboard and make ‘UAE Logos’ a successful project. “This record is particularly significant because it’s not just about the number of logos on display but it is about the co-operation between thousands of companies who made the feat possible. The scale is absolutely phenomenal and there are a lot of logistics involved in making such a record possible,” said Wide.

Salim Al Khayyal, CEO, Discovery Exhibiton Organisers attributed the success of ‘UAE Logos’ to his team.
“It took a lot of hard work and persuasion to bring together all the brands and make them part of such a record. There had to be no repetitions and every logo present on the billboard belongs to a brand in the UAE,” said Salim.

A representative from Guinness World Records individually verified each of the 1,233 logos on the billboard as the official verification took over four hours to complete.

The advertising billboard is open for public viewing outside the Festival Centre concert arena.

Functional Sofa Out of 8,000 Chopsticks

Sofa is the creation of German designer Yuya Ushida, is a unique expandable sofa made from 8,000 wooden chopsticks.

Showcased during the Designers Fair at the IMM Cologne 2011 exhibition, Sofa attracted a lot of attention because of the unusual medium Ushida used, and its ingenious folding mechanism. The expandable and retractable sofa was created from 8,000 wooden chopsticks, individually cut to four different lengths and sanded to just the right angle, connected with metal rings and plastic joints. German-based designer Yuya Ushida spent three months working on the Sofa project, but the stunning end result was definitely worth the effort.

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about this one-of-a-kind chopstick sofa is that it can actually support up to three 70-kg-heavy people at any one time.

Colombian Chef Creates Edible Wedding Dresses

Juan Manuel Barrientos, a talented young chef from Colombia, has created two fully edible wedding gowns and showcased them during the Colombiatex fashion show in Medellin.

Barrieto admits he didn’t know much about fashion, let alone edible fashion, until someone asked him about clothes that you could eat. He started doing some research on the subject and didn’t stop until he was able to create two beautiful wedding gowns exclusively out of edible materials.

Wedding dresses are usually just something pretty for people to look at, so Juan Manuel Barrieto decided to use his newly acquired knowledge to give them a whole new purpose. Instead of just eye-candy for the wedding guests, his beautiful creations are real candy for the groom to enjoy on his wedding night.

The original wedding dresses are made of 2,000 sugar-glazed rose petals and champagne clothe and come with edible accessories such as bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings made of candy, and a bouquet made of edible flowers.

Barrieto showcased his sugary gowns during a textile fair for professionals that takes place between Januarry 25 and 27, in the Colombian city of Medellin.

World's Most Flexible Woman - The Rubber Women

Meet Zlata - the world's most flexible woman.Zlata also known as the rubber girl is a Russian-born former gymnast. She is 24 years old and is one of the world's most extreme contortionists. For many people it can be a struggle just to touch their toes but for this Russian contortionist squeezing and bending her body into a mind-boggling array of shapes just comes naturally.

Pictured here on the streets of London, the contortionist drew crowds in the UK capital displaying her wiry skills. The Russian national has been performing her contortionist act for 10 years wowing the public with her eye-watering positions.

Zlata performs during Erotica 2010 at Olympia Exhibition Centre on November 19, 2010 in London, England.

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