Monday, July 11, 2011

Fun in the mud at Glastonbury Festival

Festival goers gather at the Stone Circle to see the sun set at the Glastonbury Festival site at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 22, 2011 in Glastonbury, England. Heavy rain and mud greeted music fans as the gates to the five-day festival opened to the public. This year the festival will feature headline acts U2, Coldplay and Beyonce. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, has grown into Europe's largest music festival attracting more than 175,000 people over five days.

5 Nutritional Values Of Potato Skin

Potato skins are usually peeled but do you know how nutritious they are?. There is a misconception that potato skins contain dirt and need to be peeled from the vegetable but the peels contain various vital nutrients that are essential and can be a part of the balanced diet. Today we will talk about the nutritional values of the potato skins. Cooking potatoes with the skin is very nutritious to health than eating scrapped potatoes. Then if that is the case, we don't need to waste our time and energy peeling them.

5 Nutritional Values Of Potato Skin -

1. Potato skin contains a lot of fiber that supports easy digest when consumed with other food. If potatoes are fatty foods then have them with the skin as the fibre will digest the vegetable.

2. The flesh of the potato contains very less fat and calories (If a large potato contains 2000 calories then the will would contain merely 275 calories).

3. The potato and skin are a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, copper, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber.

4. Potato and the skin contain upto 20% iron and 8 grams of protein which is comparatively higher than other fiber rich vegetables.

5. It contains phytonutrients that are natural sources of antioxidants and repair cell damage. The variety of phytonutrients include carotenoids, flavonoids, and caffeic acid.

But not all potato dishes are healthy to eat. The unhealthy french fries, wedges, dipped in various other fatty products contribute to heart disease so using the tuber vegetable in salads and eating them with other fresh vegetables can be the right way.

Volkswagen introduces world's most economical car

This $600 car is no toy and is ready to be released in China next year. The single seater aero car totes VW (Volkswagen) branding. Volkswagen did a lot of very highly protected testing of this car in Germany, but it was not announced until now where the car would make it's first appearance.

The car was introduced at the VW stockholders meeting as the most economical car in the world is presented. The initial objective of the prototype was to prove that 1 liter of fuel could deliver 100 kilos of travel. Spartan interior doesn't sacrifice safety

The aero design proved essential to getting the desired result. The body is 3.47 meters long and just 1.25 meters wide, and a little over a meter high. The prototype was made completely of carbon fiber and is not painted to save weight.

The power plant is a one cylinder diesel positioned ahead of the rear axle and combined with an automatic shift controlled by a knob in the interior. Safety was not compromised as the impact and roll-over protection is comparable to the GT racing cars.

From conception to production: 3 years and the company is headquartered in Hamburg , Germany.

Price = 4000 Yuan ( US$ 600 )

Gas tank capacity = 1.7 gallons

Speed = 62 - 74.6 Miles/hour

Fuel efficiency = 258 miles/gallon

Travel distance with a full tank = 404 miles