Saturday, May 5, 2012

Top 5 Interesting Floating Markets in the World

A floating market is a market where merchandise is sold from boats. Originating in times and places where water transport played an important role in daily life, most floating markets operating today mainly serve as tourist attractions. Now, lets check out the top 5 famous floating market in the world.

1 ) Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Thailand

2 ) Vinh Long, Vietnam

3 ) Nativitas, Xochimilco – South of Mexico City, Mexico

4 ) Banjarmasin – Kalimantan

5 ) The Floating Market, Punda Side, Willemstad in Curacao

Land Cruiser Fell Down Into a 60m Well in Saudi Arabia...

You'd think that they'd at least put up a flag to let people know there's a 100 meter hole there. Well! This happened in Saudi a few days ago. In areas where there is fresh water under ground the locals dig wells and support the sides with concrete and stones to keep the sand from falling back in to the well. Some of these are up to 100 meters deep.

This particular one was 60 meters deep and 4 meters wide, located outside the town of Riyadh in the center of Saudi Arabia. The guys went out in the desert for a bit of 4X4 fun on a Thursday, when one of them drove into the well and dropped 60 meters to the bottom with his V8 Cruiser. But, rescue workers retrieved the car and the driver had a mild concussion from hitting his head against the wind screen. Take a look at the photos of this rescue operation.

Fully Transparent House In Tokyo

Japanese company Sou Foujimoto Architects designed this unbelievable building on the request of their clients, a young couple with no children from Tokyo.

Located on a small side street in a very lively and ‘hip’ part of Tokyo, the 85 sq. m (914 sq. ft.) house has 21 individual floor plates arranged at different levels above the ground. The plumbing facilities are located in the thick wall at the rear of the building. Whenever the owners want some privacy, they simply draw the curtains to hide from the outer world. Here are some more photo of such a strange building...

Top 5 Strongest Alcoholic Drinks in the World

An alcoholic beverage is a drink containing ethanol, commonly known as alcohol. They are legally consumed in most countries, and over 100 countries have laws regulating their production, sale, and consumption. The production and consumption of alcohol occurs in most cultures of the world, from hunter-gatherer peoples to nation-states.

Alcohol is a psychoactive drug that has a depressant effect. A high blood alcohol content is usually considered to be legal drunkenness because it reduces attention and slows reaction speed. Alcohol can be addictive. Depending on the type and concentration of alcohol in the drinks the strength of these alcoholic beverage various. Here is a list of top 5 strongest alcoholic beverage in the world.

1. Everclear

Available in potency up to 95% alcohol by volume (190 proof), this stuff is banned from sale in 13 states in the U.S. However, in those states you can buy the weaker, 151 proof variety. Short of home-distilled sour-mash moonshine, you don’t legally get much stronger than Everclear. Everclear is flavorless, like good vodka is supposed to be. It is odorless as well, so it can basically be added to any drink or cocktail to give it a different taste.

2. Devil Springs Vodka

Typical vodkas, in keeping with the Russian, Lithuanian, and Polish vodka traditions, is typically proofed somewhere between 76 (38% alcohol by volume) and 100 (50% by volume). New Jersey decided to say ‘Fuck you, tradition’ and came out with a rather rebellious 160 proof (80% alcohol by volume) vodka, Devil’s Springs Vodka. According to their sources, they claim it is a great proof for flavoring with your own preference, then diluting it with 50% water, bringing it back down to vodka standards.

3. Absinthe

Absinthe, also known as the Green Fairy, comes in at number three on our list. Banned from sale in the United States since 1913, it took a Frenchman with a desire to succeed and affinity for being uncharacteristically unFrench by not giving up to get this ban overturned in 2007. Made from the Wormwood herb, alleged to possess psychedelic properties, this green liquor had gained a cult following, thanks primarily to its banning and the nickname. Ranking at 144 proof, this potent potable is typically consumed mixed with water. The water is generally poured over an Absinthe spoon with a sugar cube on it to take away the bite. The reason this drink beats out some of the 150 proof spirits is because, due to its cult following, and the hallucinogenic properties attributed to it.

4. Bacardi 151

This 151 proof rum is used for making rum-based cocktails stronger, and lighting your shots on fire before downing them. Not coincidentally, Bacardi is the only manufacturer of strong rums to employ a flame arresting cap on every bottle. If, however, you appreciate a strong, healthy tradition of rich, strong drinks, than you’d enjoy something more along the lines of STROH Rum, a 160 proof Austrian rum, who totes the ability to spread the Austrian rum traditions.

5. Sierra Silver Tequila

Beaten out by the Bacardi 151 by exactly ½% alcohol by volume, here’s the final entry on our list. Sierra Silver, also known as “The Rock That bites” claims to be the heart of Mexico. While the bottle DOES have some crazy, kick-ass looking sombrero for a lid, anything that’s 150 proof can’t claim to be the heart of anything, nor the stomach. That much high octane juice inside you, anywhere, is likely to cause spontaneous awesome, bouts of a mysteriously sexy Mexican accent, and chronic sexy parties. That’s right, we’re officially nominating the Sierra Silver as the sexiest high-proof drink out there.

World's Most Expensive Rifle - VO Falcon Edition

The Swedish company VO Vapen, specializing in the manufacture of a wide range of exclusive weapons, decided to raise the notion of an exclusive weapon to a new stage firing rifle VO Falcon Edition.

The VO rifles are all handmade by Mr. Master Gunsmith Viggo Olsson and his son Gunsmith Ulf Olsso using a patented takedown system, which allows the person to use several different calibers to the same rifle. The house also has the honor of being the makers of the VO Falcon Edition, the world’s most expensive rifle that costs about $820,000. The rifle, featuring engravings of Peregrine and Saker falcons, honors the falconry traditions in the Arabian world.

The octagon barrels of the VO Falcon Edition rifle are made of Damascus steel, which complements perfectly the stock done in the world's finest walnut root. The production of VO Falcon Edition modes is limited to five units, with each marked with beautiful embellishments and has its own unique design. They have completed the first one, with four to follow. The Falcon is the first VO takedown rifle that has been made with a full stock.

VO Vapen makes rifles in a limited run every year, and they deliver Limited Editions, Exclusive Collections and Tailor Made Rifles to royalties and celebrities all over the world. The firm has had a royal appointment to H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. The list of VO enthusiasts also includes H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi's Royal Family.