10 Transportation Methods of the Future

It is somewhat safe to say that, without transportation, we wouldn’t have gotten anywhere. The discovery of fire, speech, writing, and all the other man-made inventions, have definitely brought us a long way. But without the ability to transport these inventions to other parts of the world, many of them would have simply faded back into obscurity. And many of them have, by the way. Nevertheless, transportation freed us up to become the dominant species on the planet, moving from one place to the other with relative ease, colonizing new places and meeting new cultures – sometimes with bad consequences.

We went from simply walking, to riding horses, to inventing the wheel, to crossing vast oceans, to flying over them entirely, and finally, to going into outer space. But even with how much transportation has evolved over the centuries, especially during the past several decades, innovation is only picking up steam. Who knows how people will be moving around in 20 years? Well, these examples might offer us a glimpse of what is to come.

10. Gliding Taxis

Up until the invention of flying, water was the fastest means of transportation. But even to this day, traveling by water is still the cheapest. In any case, by combining the benefits of both air and sea travel, two men, Alain Thébault and Anders Bringdal, have designed a water taxi that seems to be gliding right above the water surface. Known as Sea Bubbles, these transportation vehicles are perfect for overly-congested cities that also have a major river, or another body of water, passing through. Not only are they able to take you to, or close to, your destination in a fraction of the time, but they will do it in a completely clean way.

Each individual Sea Bubble can hold up to five people, and can be accessed via special docks along the river. They are battery-powered, and have a 50-62 mile range at speeds of up to 20 mph. What’s particularly interesting about these vehicles is their ability to glide over the water surface, thus reducing friction with the water, and improving both its speed and range in the process. They do this by making use of two wings submerged below the water surface. When in motion, the Sea Bubble lifts up from the water, with only its two wings making contact. Because of this, the ride will be less bumpy as compared to ordinary boats, and there will be little to no waves generated. And because it is battery-powered, the Bubble is completely silent.

They made their debut on Paris’ River Seine in the summer of 2017. Anne Hidalgo, the city’s mayor, said in a statement, “I really believe in the development of river transport. Most of the world’s big cities were built on riverbanks, an advantage we have to use to reduce our reliance on polluting cars.”

9. Hoverbikes

How long have we’ve been waiting for hoverbikes? Probably ever since we first saw them being used in Star Wars, at least. Well, they are finally here and they work. Looking more like a commercial drone on steroids, the Hoversurf Scorpion-3 is the brainchild of a Russian drone start-up. These hoverbikes are programmed to fly at altitudes of 16.4 feet for 25 minutes, and at maximum speeds of up to 44 mph. They are capable of going much higher than that, setting a record of 93.5 feet, but for safety reasons they are limited to only 16.4 feet. It weighs only 229 pounds, which luckily is below the 250-pound threshold – the maximum weight allowed before you would need a registration or a pilot’s license in most countries.

According to their website, these hoverbikes are made for extreme sports enthusiasts who don’t shy away from heights and high speeds. But someone else has shown interest in acquiring an entire fleet of them – the Dubai Police. With them, the officers could zip over traffic, or reach inaccessible areas, in a moment’s notice. But before they will unleash them onto the city streets, the Dubai Police will conduct further testing to explore what other possible uses these hoverbikes might have.

8. Flying Cars

If there are hoverbikes around, then flying cars shouldn’t be too far behind. Now, even though the project is still under development and has some way to go before it will become available to the general public, Uber and NASA have come together in order to make flying cars a reality. Known as Uber Elevate, this project involves the development of a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, which will most likely have a fixed-wing design. Mobile propellers at each end of the wings will be able to rotate up and down, thus allowing the VTOL to land and takeoff on the spot, without the need of a runway.

The aim of this project will be to bring an airborne version of present-day Uber taxis to large, congested cities all around the world. Uber is also aiming to make their vehicles autonomous, so as to eliminate the human error element. The hope is to have these flying cars take people from one place to another over the city and land on specifically-designed helipads or on the rooftops of certain buildings.

But in order to do that, a special system needs to be developed that will manage the airspace above the city. NASA has been working on a project called Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System (UAS in the NAS) which aims to achieve just that. In a statement, Uber’s Chief Product Officer said that “Uber Elevate will be performing far more flights over cities on a daily basis than has ever been done before. Doing this safely and efficiently is going to require a foundational change in airspace-management technologies.”

They hope that by 2020, some of these flying cars will be operational. The company has also announced that LA, Dallas, and Dubai will be the cities where this technology will be implemented first. Uber is not the only one with such grand plans in mind. Airbus is also developing its own CityAirbus program, which will work, more or less, on the same principles as Uber Elevate.

7. Personal Submarines

In recent years, Aston Martin, the British luxury car manufacturer best known as James Bond’s car-maker of choice, has entered the seafaring market with a 1,000-horsepower motorboat. More recently, however, they’ve designed and created a submarine. Together with Florida-based Triton Submarines LLC, Aston Martin has developed a high-end, luxury submersible, codenamed Project Neptune, and worth $4 million. Built around a platform specifically designed for super yachts, Neptune will only be 5.9 feet in height and with a total weight of about 8,800 pounds. It will be able to carry three people to a depth of 1,650 feet and at speeds of up to 3 knots, or about 3.5 miles per hour. Oh, and it’s also air conditioned.

Now, based primarily on its price, this submarine will not be for everyone. Like their cars, Aston Martin is providing for the higher-ups in society. With those super rich people in mind, Marek Reichman, the company’s chief creative officer, said in a statement that “what they want to experience is changing. It’s no longer about just having a launch or having your tender. It’s about having some other way of entertaining your guests.”

6. City-to-City Rockets

“If you build a ship that’s capable of going to Mars, what if you take that same ship and go from one place to another on Earth? We looked at that and the results are quite interesting,” said Elon Musk in an interview not that long ago. Over the past several years, Musk’s SpaceX has been experimenting with reusable rockets in an attempt at lowering the cost of going to Mars. If the cost of sending people and cargo into space was at around $10,000 per pound, after Musk’s many test flights and experimentation with reusable rockets, that price has dropped to around $1,000 per pound. This price reduction has ignited some debate about a possible intercontinental transportation system involving rockets.

Now, the plan is pretty out there and it may take some time before it could become a reality and available to the general public. Nevertheless, if it’s ever put into practice, it could connect any two cities anywhere on the face of the Earth. One such rocket would be able to transport 100 people from New York to Shanghai at speeds of 17,000 miles per hour and in just 39 minutes. It would, thus, take most people more time commuting to work every day than it would to travel half-way around the world.

5. The Self-Driving Monorail

Back in 2015, a company by the name of SkyTran opened a 900-foot test station near Tel Aviv, Israel. This station is used as a testing ground for a self-driving monorail system capable of transporting people 20 feet above the ground, and at speeds of 155 mph. The system involves a series of 300-pound pods traveling on a network of rails suspended above the ground. Together with NASA, SkyTran designed differently-sized pods that can accommodate two or four people, one for the disabled, and another, larger one used for transporting cargo. Somewhat similar to a Maglev train, these pods glide on the suspended rail by making use of electricity, gravity, and magnetism. Using the same amount of electricity as two hairdryers, each pod reaches a speed of 10 mph, after which it accelerates on its own, without any additional power.

Due to their small design, these pods can even go through buildings, with stations being located within the buildings’ lobbies themselves. Unlike normal public transport, SkyTran pods do not have a precise schedule. Passengers will get on the first pod that shows up and will input their destination of choice. They will then be taken there automatically in only a fraction of the time it would take traveling on the ground. The first such suspended rail system will be implemented in Lagos, Nigeria by 2020. There are also plans of building one in Abu Dhabi.

4. Self-Balancing Wheelchairs

An obvious sign of a developed society is how well it treats its weakest members. When we look at disabled people, for instance, that progress presents itself in the form of integrated infrastructure such as ramps, special platforms, toilets, and so on. But this infrastructure, especially if not built right from the start, can cost well into the billions nationwide. One other way to address this issue, while still providing for the disabled, is to redesign wheelchairs so as to get around without the need of this costly infrastructure. This is what four university students have managed to achieve by independently funding, designing, and creating the scewo wheelchair.

By making use of state of the art technology, this wheelchair uses two large wheels to drive on flat terrain, while two sturdy rubber tracks allow it to climb and descend stairs with ease. Thanks to its wide base, the wheelchair is also able to go up and down spiral staircases. Its design is also compact enough so as to maneuver easily indoors and fit through standard doors. It can also rotate on the spot, drive on slippery terrain such as snow or loose gravel, and can raise itself so as to bring the user at eye-level, as well as to reach overhead objects.

3. The Float

With the tremendous potential the Maglev system has when it comes to fast transportation, it is no wonder that more and more companies are looking to implement it in the coming decades. But while this system is still restricted to rail networks for the time being, some have envisioned it being used on our roads and highways. Short for magnetic levitation, the Maglev system makes use of two magnets – one that lifts the train off the tracks, and another that pushes it forward. The train is, thus, able to accelerate without actually making contact with the rails themselves. This way, it can reach speeds of up to 375 mph – making a trip from NYC to LA last only around 7 hours. Anyway, the Float is a car concept designed by student Yunchen Cai which makes use of the Maglev system.

The design makes the Float look like a bubble floating just above the street. Each individual pod is able to seat one or two passengers, but several of these pods can clamp up together (like bubbles in a bubble bath), allowing for more people to travel together. The Float also has bucket seats and sliding doors, making it easy for people of all ages to get in or out. And like several other entries on this list, the Float will not necessarily be private property, owned by individuals, but rather, they could be better seen as taxis which one could call upon anywhere, by using an app.

2. Windowless Planes

At first glance, windowless planes (and definitely not windowless in the way you’re probably thinking) do not sound like a particularly good idea. But after seeing this new design, some may just change their minds. Conceptualized by Technicon Design, an international agency, this proposed idea was designed to make use of already existing technology, or one that will be available in the very near future. Instead of the standard plane windows, these private jets will have no windows whatsoever. Instead, they will make use of high-resolution, low-voltage screens located on the sides and ceiling of the plane. Cameras mounted on the outside will capture the surrounding views and will display them in real-time in the inside of the plane.

These screens will be powered by solar panels mounted on the roof of the plane. Now, besides making the flight a more pleasurable experience, this technology will make these private jets sturdier and less cumbersome. By removing the windows altogether, the overall weight of the plane will drop significantly, thus making it much more fuel efficient. And with a simplified fuselage, there is much more flexibility for the interior design, as well. These displays can also project other images, besides the outside view – changing the mood inside the jet, depending on preference. If desired, they can also display a traditional plane interior.

1. The Space Train

With so many proposed plans of colonizing the solar system these days, it would only be fair to address at least one means of future space travel. Hopefully, in the not-so-distant future, humans will begin forming a colony on Mars. If this ends up being the case, we will need to develop a means of transportation that is fast and reliable enough to get us to and from there in only a fraction of the time. Today, a manned mission to the Red Planet is expected to last somewhere around six months, or even more. During this prolonged period of time, astronauts and colonists will be exposed to microgravity which has a long series of negative effects on the human body. One proposed transport system is a hypothetical space train, known as the Solar Express.   

When it comes to space travel, the most expensive and time-consuming portions are the acceleration and deceleration phases. This proposed space train would, thus, never stop, going back and forth between Earth and Mars indefinitely. The Solar Express will first begin to accelerate by making use of rocket boosters. It will then use the planets’ gravity to continuously slingshot itself back and forth between the two. This way, the train would be able to reach 1% of the speed of light, or about 1,864 miles per second. This speed would reduce an Earth-to-Mars trip to just 2 days. Geez, Matt Damon would be pissed. 

Unmanned probes would mine for water or other resources from asteroids and would rendezvous back with the train on its return journey. Boarding the train from the planets would be done in somewhat the same fashion, without it ever needing to stop. We are still a long way away from developing one such space train – with much of the technology required not even existing at this point. Nevertheless, the entire concept is intriguing, to say the least.

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Top 10 Places To Visit In France

Europe is one of the best tourist attractions in the world with beaches, hills, deep valleys, scenic views, glaciers, historical monuments, forts and castles. It has a rich culture and heritage. If we read the history, the countries of European continent were the important ones in many revolutions and moments. This continent share some of the medieval and Renaissance culture. France is one such country of Europe where you can get everything you wished to see in your life.

It has romance, snow covered mountains, fashion, food, breathtaking nature, dance, art, music, literature and much more which we cannot just count. If you have one European country on your list of holiday destination then prefer going to France. We have listed Top 10 Places To Visit In France.

10 Beaujolais

Top 10 Places To Visit In France
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Starting with one of the most beautiful hill spots of France, Beaujolais is an amazing place for couples for spending their quality time. The delicious fruity wines and tasty food are the best attractions here due to which many visitors come here. You will enjoy the stunning greenery views all around this place.

The villages of Beaujolais province are very artistic and colorful with beautiful architecture. You can also see various Romanesque churches of mid-18th century. There are castle styled hotels for overnight stay where couples where they can get a feel of royal palace.


9 Brittany

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Brittany is surrounded on all sides by water. It has an interesting history and there are many historic structures here such as Barnenez cairn, Mane Braz tumulus, Gavrinis tomb and many others.

This place has a variety of medieval structures designed in French and Romanesque styles. The beautiful castles look amazing with bright colors and wonderful architecture. You can enjoy in the countryside of Brittany with stunning oceanic views and sea waves hitting your feet.


8 Cannes

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The next on the list is one of the best cities of France, Cannes. It hosts every year the Cannes Film Festival and Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The city has amazing villas which depict the Roman architecture. Cannes has museums, forested island and many wonderful castles of ancient times which some of the most amazing features.

Many events and shows are organized each year in Cannes in different sectors such as trade, games, property and many others. There are numerous royal hotels and restaurants for tourists.


7 Chambord

Top 10 Places To Visit In France
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The next one is one of the most colorful and elegant castles in France, Chambord castle. It has the combination of French and Renaissance culture and architecture. It is the biggest castle in Loire Valley. This castle was designed by Domenico da Cortona.

The restoration work of this castle was done by King Louis XIV but after some years, he abandoned this castle. It has 440 rooms, 84 staircases and 282 fireplaces. The large park, beautiful roof, artistic doors and walls make this castle a classy and royal castle to visit once.


6 Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Top 10 Places To Visit In France

Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz — Photo via tourisme-aquitaine.fr

Biarritz is the city which is located on the Bay of Biscay. You can enjoy the amazing sea beaches here with sunbath and drinks. There are many luxurious resorts here where you can take rest and enjoy various delicacies. Some of the best beaches here are Plage du Miramar and Grand Plage.

Further, you can head to a fishing port, Saint-Jean-de-Luz. The special kind of half-timbered Basque villages are the main features of this port. There are many sandy beaches, gourmet tapas here. The best time to visit these places in summer season as you can enjoy it to the fullest.


5 Lourdes

Top 10 Places To Visit In France
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Lourdes is a beautiful town of France famous for artistic structures and medieval forts and castles. Sanctuary of Lourdes is the famous pilgrimage spot here where more than 200 million people visit every year.

Ukrainian Church with 5 dome and wonderful interior designs is another good spot to watch. There are many museums in Lourdes where many historic antiques and articles are kept. You can also visit to many nearby tourist attractions such as Gavarnie Falls.


4 The Alsace Region

Top 10 Places To Visit In France
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The amazing Alsatian villages are one of the main characteristics of France. The houses here are made from timber walls and they have roofs made from flat tiles. The Gothic churches, canals, cathedral, narrow streets and balconies of houses with beautiful flowers make this region a worth one to watch during the time in France.

You can feel the nature at its best here with amazing hilly landscapes and green lush trees and patches of land covered in grass all over this region.


3 Lyon

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Lyon has many historic landmarks and sites. The rivers Rhone and Saone flow throughout this city. There are many old structures made in Renaissance architecture here. You can enjoy the views of La Croix-Rousse hills by the dark passageways. Lyon has many hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, night clubs, cafes and many other tourist attractions.

You can enjoy an array of delicious French and many other European dishes in different restaurants here. Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere and Place des Terreaux are some other popular tourist spots to visit.


2 The French Alps

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On number 2, it is the French Alps which are heavenly beauty of France. You can enjoy the high snow covered mountain peaks with lush green trees. The beautiful water of the lakes and deep valleys will give a breathtaking feel by visiting here. Many visitors come here for doing various activities such as hiking, mountain climbing and cycling.


1 Paris and Versailles

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How can you forget the city of love when you are in France? Paris, the most romantic city of the world has Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral and many boulevards and cafes. You can then enjoy at Chateau de Versailles which is a UNESCO world Heritage Site.

 

France is a country of love, history, culture and heritage and since mane years, it has been the land of most notable celebrities and personalities, artists, poets and writers. It is a must watch tourist destination.


Top 10 Places To Visit In France

1. Paris and Versailles

2. The French Alps

3. Lyon

4. The Alsace Region

5. Lourdes

6. Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz

7. Chambord

8. Cannes

9. Brittany

10. Beaujolais


10 Beastly Bat Species to Haunt Your Mind

Mislabeled in history as birds or flying mice, bats are a completely unique group of mammals that form a remarkable 20 percent of mammal species worldwide as the second largest order of the class Mammalia after rodents. Bats defy the statistical norm of mammals as land-bound or ocean-going, and birds as the primary flighted warm-blooded animals. While bats are bizarre enough as flying mammals, there are more particularly freakish species among their ranks that will stretch your imagination and keep you awake at night. We discover freaky fliers, including a bat that captures fish, a clinging bat with suction cup feet, and the eerily beautiful ghost bat…

10. Tube-lipped Nectar Bat

Hailing from Bolivia, the uniquely well adapted Tube-lipped Nectar Bat Anoura fistulata is a freak of mammalian evolution only known from three specimens. The remarkable bat was first discovered in a University of Miami expedition to Ecuador in 2003. Measuring just over 2.2 inches in length, the Tube-lipped Nectar Bat boasts a tongue measuring 3.3 inches in length, or 150 percent of the bat’s body length. While most mammals have their tongues anchored in the back of their mouth, the Tube-lipped Nectar Bat has a remarkably unique physiology. Evolving to give the bat access to nectar contained within deep flowers, the enormous tongue is the longest tongue in relation to its size of any mammal, anchored in the bat’s ribcage.

The placement of the tongue anchor point in the sternum resolves an important predicament faced by this bat. The Tube-lipped Nectar Bat requires a long tongue to feed on nectar which requires space to “store” the tongue. However, the bat feeds on hard, crunchy insects in addition to nectar, which requires a powerful bite to crunch through hard exoskeletons and get access to protein. If the bat had a long snout accommodate the tongue, leverage and biting force would be greatly reduced compared to the bulldog-like gripping and biting action of a short snout. With its tongue extending from a point between the sternum and the heart, the bat has both “bulldog jaws” to bite insects and an anteater-like tongue to sip nectar.

9. Hammer-headed Bat

Aptly named in both English and Latin, the Hammer-headed bat Hypsignathus monstrosus is the largest bat species in Africa. Brown in color and equipped with secondary finger claws and flexible thumb digits, Hammer-headed Bats inhabit forested areas in Equatorial regions of Africa. The beastly appearance of this strange fruit-eating mega-bat could be compared to a cross between a winged demon and a small dog. In a striking example of significant gender dimorphism, the males have a far more grotesque appearance than females with hanging lips, check pouches, fleshy facial flaps and an enlarged snout and larynx. While ugly to humans, these attributes all evolved in the name of sex appeal and mating.

The enormous “hammer-head” facilitates the production of honking calls by the males as they gather in leks and perform to attract the interest of females, who make aerial passes amongst the displaying males. After selecting a mate, the female will sit beside the male, who responds by emitting a persistent buzzing sound upon being approved by the female as a mate. The wingspan of males may reach just over 38 inches in the largest individuals, with a body length of nearly 1 foot. A weight of just less than one pound may be reached by the largest males. This species is believed to be asymptomatically infected by Ebola virus, but it remains to be determined whether the bat functions as an incidental host or a reservoir.

8. Greater Bulldog Bat

As flying mammals, bats are the last creature you might associate with water. Yet, the Greater Bulldog Bat of Central and South America and the Caribbean is a highly adapted and formidable winged mammal turned fisherman. Equipped with remarkably specialized adaptations for fishing, the Greater Bulldog Bat possesses sharp, rear curving “talons” and a skin pouch placed between the legs that assist it in scooping up fish straight from the water. The Greater Bulldog Bat is maneuverable, precise and also well named, with formidable, and skin folds that lend a bulldog-like appearance. Hamster-like cheek pouches assist the bat in holding prey in its mouth.

Measuring up to five inches in length, the Greater Bulldog Bat have a disproportionately huge wingspan measuring up to 3 feet, making it one of the largest bat species in the Americas and giving it the bulk and power to seize fish from the water. A voracious eater, this bat fearsomely toothy bat with prominent canines may consume up to 40 individual fish in a night of fishing. Diverse in its habitat choices, the Greater Bulldog Bat may be found patrolling for prey wherever there are fish bearing waters with sufficient nearby roosting accommodations.  Ponds, estuaries, wetlands and even coastal lagoons may be selected as fishing sites. If the bat ends up in the water, it can not only swim, but even get back in the air for the next round through a water takeoff.

7. Spix’s Disk-winged Bat

Suction cups may seem to be a quintessential human innovation, or a unique adaptation seen in squid. Yet, a bat with working suction cups on its hands and feet is both an eerie idea that will cling to your imagination and a reality that evolution has brought into the riches of biological diversity. The remarkable Spix’s Disk-winged Bat Thyroptera tricolor of Central and South American rainforest environments is a remarkable creature displaying the function of suction cups as a means of taking advantage of otherwise unusable smooth, rainforest leaves roosting environments that also offer a refuge from predators and an easy escape in the event of disturbance.

Looking just like a man-made suction cup, fleshy cups are affixed to the thumbs and hind feet of the Spix’s Disk-winged Bat and allow them to hold onto smooth surfaces. Given their shape by cartilaginous material, the cups are frequently groomed by the bats to keep them in prime condition, while suction enhancing moisture is enhanced through sweat secreted by glands discharging into the edges of the disk. The 0.15 ounce bats control their suction superpowers through muscular means as they grip to the surface of leaves, able to hang securely in all possible positions. Encouraging the bat to roost in a glass container allows the suction effect to be seen firsthand.

6. California Leaf-nosed Bat

Being accidentally brushed by a bat is a fear that instinctively arises in many humans, but the California Leaf-nosed Bat is especially well equipped to hear you and avoid you far before you are aware of its presence. With a gargoyle-like appearance, the California Leaf-nosed Bat Macrotus californicus displays remarkably extreme body proportions that give it auditory superpowers. Measuring just 2.4 inches in length, the California Leaf-nosed Bat has grossly over-sized ears that are 1 inch or more long. That is well over a third of its body length, but worth carrying around due to the exceptional hearing capabilities that they provide.

With a wingspan of around 1 foot, this awkward looking bat actually holds the record for having the greatest in-flight maneuverability among North American bat species. In contrast to other bat species, the California Leaf-nosed Bat is almost hummingbird-like, standing out with its hovering capabilities included in its performance envelope. This flight mode allows the bat to feed by seizing insects from the ground, advancing from one hunting spot to the next.  While this species is maneuverable, nature is full of trade-offs. Lacking the long-distance endurance to migrate, the bats neither migrate nor hibernate, but take advantage of geothermally warmed roost sites to survive the winter.

5. Giant Golden-crowned Flying Fox

Bats have a tendency to look like goblins and gremlins of the night sky, but king of bats, the Giant Golden-crowned Flying Fox Acerodon jubatus could almost pass for a pet dog with wings. Restricted to the Philippines, the Giant Golden-crowned Flying Fox is the largest bat in the world with an impressive and well patterned fur coat. Meticulous in their self-care, Giant Golden-crowned Flying Foxes bath frequently to clean their bodies and fur through an intricate and remarkable self-washing ritual that should be witnessed first-hand to be fully comprehended. With their enormous, leathery looking wings, the flying foxes bend and gather up water from a pool and then douse themselves thoroughly, keeping clean and fresh in the process.

Roosting in rainforest and cave environments, these doglike, furry and colorful bats may weigh in at 2.6 pounds with a wingspan extending up to 5.6 feet. The wings are wrapped around the body like a cloak while the bats roost, typically hanging from rainforest vegetation or a foothold in a cave. Unfortunately, these fruit eating mega bats are at risk of extinction due to human predation and habitat disturbance. While they do not pose a threat to humans through aggression, they should be handled with caution by researchers due to their potential to carry disease. An endangered keystone species these bats act as distributor of tree seeds, thus playing a valuable role in regenerating forests.

4. Pied Bat

If pandas had wings, they might look something like a certain small African bat species. The forests of Ghana, Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South Sudan are home to a stunning and rare bat now known as the Pied Bat Niumbaha superba. Also called the badger bat, the strikingly patterned bat recalls a winged panda bear in its bold pattern that represents a sharp contrast to the typical drab brown small bat. Originally becoming known to science in 1939, the exceedingly rare species remained something of a mystery for decades. The only member of its genus, the 2013 collection of what was just the 5th ever specimen collected for this species allowed closer examination.

The research ultimately revealed that the spectacular looking creature deserved its own genus, named Niumbaha, which means “rare” or “unusual” in the Zande Language. Found to be completely unique in its physical characteristics and evolutionary history and not only distinctive in its appearance, the harmless but eye-stopping bat was moved from the genus Glauconycteris to the custom created genus Niumbaha. While seldom found, the wide distribution of this striking bat suggests many more sightings may await the lucky and diligent observer.

3. Northern Ghost Bat

While many beastly bat species such as vampire or hammer-headed bats are demonically grotesque, the Northern Ghost Bat Diclidurus albus makes for such a convincing real life ghost that it might as well be wrapped in a white robe and sent out on a Halloween errand to spook the unsuspecting. A beautiful contrast to the average drab small bat species, the spectacular Northern Ghost Bat is almost angelic in appearance with its snow white fur. Native to Mexico to Eastern Brazil, the Northern Ghost Bat also inhabits a selection of Caribbean Islands including Trinidad.

In support of its ghostly status, the bat retains mystique by being not only rare but also exceedingly hard to capture, even by the most determined and experienced researchers.

Northern Ghost Bats fly at such high elevations either far above or within the rainforest canopy that ensure they usually elude mist nets placed by researchers for capture and inspection. While beautiful in appearance, this ghostly rainforest bat is not a fruit eater but a predator of insects, which it dispatches with fearsome, somewhat forward angled canine teeth adapted to piercing arthropod exoskeletons. Being little studied, a number of mysteries still surround this species with a flesh colored face and black, gooey looking eyes that stare muse-like at any observer lucky enough to encounter an individual.

2. Madagascar Sucker-footed Bats

While the Spix’s Disk-winged Bat is a true suction user, two little known Madagascar bat species known as the Madagascar Sucker-footed bat Myzopoda aurita and Western Sucker-footed Bat Myzopoda schliemanni are actually profoundly misnamed. Instead, these bats represent an entirely different but equally startling evolved means of roosting on smooth plant material. Unlike the truly suction using Spix’s Disk-winged Bat Thyroptera tricolor, the Madagascar Sucker-footed Bats are equipped with disks on their wrists and ankles which secrete a gluey substance which aids them in holding firm to the sides of smooth plant material, particularly the species Ravenala madagascariensis  known as the Traveller’s Tree. Equipped with such innovative evolved superpowers, these little bats are not sucker bats but, essentially, a species of glue bats!

Holding to furled up leaves that form tubes well suited to roosting, the bats adhere to the leaves through the surface tension created by secretion of fluid from the bat’s wrist and ankle pads in a mechanism that Canadian evolutionary biologist and Madagascar Sucker-footed bat study author Daniel Riskin compared to wet paper being made to stick to a wind shield. To prove that suction was not involved, this enterprising researcher had the bats roost on metal plates that were peppered with holes, eliminating the potential for suction. Despite a lack of suction, the bats still clung to the smooth metal. While the Madagascar Sucker-footed bat Myzopoda aurita is well established in scientific literature, the discovery of the second species, The Western Sucker-footed Bat Myzopoda schliemanni in north-western Madagascar was fairly recent, being made in 2007.

1. Wrinkle-faced Bat

Too grotesque to imagine as reality, the nightmarish but remarkable Wrinkle-faced Bat Centurio senex of Central America and nearby jurisdictions is a peculiar bat that belongs to its own monotypic genus. Despite its bizarre, wrinkled appearance, the monstrous looking winged mammal with 28 teeth is actually a harmless fruit eater with a penchant for wolfing down mangos and bananas. While the face of this tiny bat is defined by enormous, convoluted wrinkles, the surface of the skin forming these convolutions is eerily smooth and leathery, almost greasy in appearance. To attract females, males do not engage in any dramatic displays but achieve sexual appeal by secreting an odor producing compound from glands located in their chins.

The males are equipped with extra scent glands amongst facial skin folds, which hold and disperse the scent as it is produced. An uncommon bat species throughout its range, the Wrinkle-faced Bat can stretch folds of skin from their chin right over their face, with translucent sections where the eyes are locating letting the bats rest while still remaining able to detect any activity nearby. A uniquely shaped skull adapted to increase available biting force is believed to allow this species to collect nourishment from tougher fruits. With a bite force 20 percent stronger than that of other bats their size, this chomp-ready species gains a survival advantage, especially when food supplies are short.

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Top 10 Football Teams With Most Trophies

Sports are just perfect source of entertainment anytime. The games and sports are the means by which people unite to cheer up for their countries irrespective of caste and creed. The magic of sports is just awesome and we cannot even imagine our life to be beautiful with the touch of sports in it. Sports are a respect of a nation and the sportsman is the hero in the sports.

Football has always been the most popular sport in the world. Various football teams such as FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and many other such teams have made some of the outstanding records in the history of football. The trophy is the symbol of victory for any team who wins it. Let us have a glance on the Top 10 Football Teams With Most Trophies.

10 Atletico Madrid

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At number 10, it is a Spanish football club, Atletico Madrid. The home games are played by this team at the Wanda Metropolitano. It is one of the highest winning football teams in the world with 10 La Liga titles, 10 Copa del Rey titles, 2 Supercopas de Espana and 1 Copa Eva Duarte.

This team has also won the European Cup Winner’s Cup, Champion League and Europa League. Various famous celebrities such as Dani Martin, Leiva, Alvaro Bautista and many others are supporters of Atletico Madrid.


9 Inter Milan

Top 10 Football Teams With Most Trophies
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The next on the list is Italian football club, Inter Milan. It is one of the best football teams in the football history. It has got 18 league titles, 7 Coppa Italia and 5 Supercoppa Italiana and many other championships and titles such as UEFA Cups, Intercontinental Cups and FIFA Club World Cup.

Inter Milan is 2nd highly supported team in Italy and the 6th most-supported team in Europe. It has won total 39 trophies in the football history. Inter Milan is regarded as one of the valuable football teams in the globe. The major rival of this team is A.C Milan.


8 Arsenal

Top 10 Football Teams With Most Trophies
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Arsenal is an English professional football team. It has won many titles such as 13 League titles, 2 League Cups, League Centenary Trophy, UEFA Cup and many more championships. The first national trophy was won by Herbert Chapman. He introduced the white sleeves and red Arsenal kit.

This club is one of the most earning football clubs in the world. The estimated value of Arsenal is $2.0 billion making it 2nd most valuable football team in the world. It has won total 44 trophies.


7 AC Milan

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The next on the list is again an Italian football team, AC Milan. It has got 18 UEFA as well as FIFA titles and it has an excellent international record. This club has won 3 Intercontinental Cups, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 7 Champions League titles.

AC Milan has jointly won Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana titles with Juventus. It is the richest football club in Italy. It has gained the right to put its star on the jersey which is the symbol that they have got 10 scudetti.


6 Liverpool

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Liverpool F.C is an English football club which has won numerous titles and cups. The total trophies won by this club are 59 consisting of 5 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cups,3 UEFA Super Cups, 18 league titles, 7 FA Cups, 8 League Cups and 15 FA Community Shields. The annual income of this club is 424 million euros.

With a valuation of $1.492 billion, Liverpool is the 8th most valuable football club in the globe. This club is very famous and appeared in many editions and the fans of Liverpool are shown in some of the songs.


5 Juventus

Top 10 Football Teams With Most Trophies
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Juventus is an Italian football club which was founded in the year 1897. The home matches of this team are played in Italy. It has got total 33 league titles including 12 Coppa Italia titles and 7 national Super Cups titles, 2 Intercontinental Cups, 2 European Champion Clubs’ Cup and UEFA Cups, 2 UEFA Super Cups and 1 UEFA Intertoto Cup.

Juventus is 4th best international team in Europe. It terms of value, profit and revenue, Juventus is the 10th richest football club in the globe.


4 Manchester United

Top 10 Football Teams With Most Trophies
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Manchester United is one of the most popular football teams in the world. It has got each and every title and cups in football history such as 20 league tiles, 5 League Cups, 12 FA Cups and 21 FA Community Shields.

In addition to this, this club has won 3 UEFA Champions leagues, 1 UEFA Europa League and many other World Cups. Manchester United was the first team in England to get the treble of the Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League.


3 Bayern Munich

Top 10 Football Teams With Most Trophies
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A German sports club, Bayern Munich is next on the list. It is the greatest football team in German football history. It has got 27 national trophies and 18 national cups. This club was formed in the year 1900 by 11 football players. The performance of this club was exceptionally good when Franz Beckenbauer served as the captain.

It has won 5 European Cup/UEFA Champions League tiles. The total trophies won by Bayern Munich are 67 and it is one of the highest-earning football clubs with revenue 587.8 million euros.


2 Real Madrid

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Real Madrid is a Spanish football club founded in the year 1902. The club has always been owned by its members. The revenue of Read Madrid club is around 674.6 billion euros. This club has some of the highest fans in the globe. It has won total 64 trophies in domestic football including 33 La Liga titles, 19 Copa del Ray, 10 Supercopa de Espana, 1 Copa Eva Duarte and 1 Copa de la Liga.


1 FC Barcelona

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At number 1, it is best football club, FC Barcelona. It is owned by the supporters. It ranks 2nd in the list of most valuable sports team of the globe. Barcelona has got 24 Laliga titles, 29 Copa del Rey titles, 12 Supercopa de Espana, 3 Copa Eva Duarte and 2 Copa de la Liga trophies making total 85 trophies in the football history.

These teams are the leading ones till today in the history of football with greatest records.


1. FC Barcelona

2. Real Madrid

3. Bayern Munich

4. Manchester United

5. Juventus

6. Liverpool

7. AC Milan

8. Arsenal

9. Inter Milan

10. Atletico Madrid

10 More Objects Clearly Invented to Annoy Physics

A while ago we personified the nebulous concept of physics and wrote an article about 10 objects we feel were seemingly invented just to annoy it. Join us today as we discuss another 10 inventions that thumb their nose at physics and slaps its friend science right in the chops.

10. Vantablack – AKA super-black paint

Vantablack is, to put it simply, a man-made substance that absorbs over 99% of the visible light that touches it, making anything coated in it look like a hole in space-time. Like all cool future stuff, Vantablack is made using carbon nanotubes and has numerous theoretical applications, such as coating the inside of space-telescopes and potentially being used to create skinny jeans that never fade.

3D objects coated in Vantablack absorb so much light that it’s largely impossible to make out any surface detail on any object covered in it. As a result, most objects coated Vantablack look 2D. So for example, a mannequin coated in the substance would look like a free-standing shadow you could manipulate with your bare hands, or alternatively, a secret character you’ve not yet unlocked.

Amazingly, Vantablack is so black that most people’s eyes have trouble adjusting to what they’re seeing and some people simply cannot deal with looking at an object coated in it for any length of time, admitting that it simply looks “wrong.” Sadly, Vantablack is rather expensive, which means our dream of doing donuts in a car covered in it will remain just that.

9. Graphene Aerogel – AKA a material lighter than your farts

Aerogel is the name of a subset of synthetic materials that can be made from a variety of base ingredients. Incredibly light and a fantastic insulating material, a piece of aerogel weighing less than a feather could protect your hand from the heat of a blowtorch indefinitely, and a regular adult male could easily lift a piece bigger than a house without trying… or a piece as big as two houses while only trying a little if girls were watching.

Seemingly just to show they could, Chinese scientists recently created graphene aerogel, which is literally lighter than air itself. So light is this new form of aerogel that a cubic meter of it would weigh just 5 ounces and a reasonably sized block can rest effortlessly on a single blade of grass without bending it.

As an insulating material that weighs virtually nothing there’s a lot of interest from scientists to use aerogel as a space-age insulator for rockets, though personally we’d prefer duvets that rise 3 feet in the air when we fart too hard.

8. Programmable Ferrofluid – AKA the T-1000’s granddaddy

In the simplest sense, Ferrofluid is just nanoscopic iron fragments suspended in oil. While this doesn’t sound all that complicated, with careful manipulation of magnetic fields it’s possible to “program” ferrofluid to perform rudimentary actions or even take on specific shapes. The actual uses of ferrofluids are limited with most applications being theoretical in nature, such as using it as a rocket fuel in a zero gravity environment. As a result, the primary use of most ferrofluids is to demonstrate what exactly a ferrofluid is, usually by manipulating it ever more intricate and elaborate ways using magnetic fields.

You could say that this is a waste of a frankly marvelous creation, but tell us you wouldn’t pay good money to see someone program a pool of ferrofluid to assume the form of Robert Patrick’s face for just a second before turning into a giant, revolving steel middle finger as the Terminator theme played on a boombox.

7. Anechoic Chambers – AKA the room where sound is measure in negative decibels

Anechoic chambers are special rooms designed to absorb as much sound as possible, making them totally and utterly silent. In fact, anechoic chambers are so quiet that the ambient noise level inside them is measured in negative decibels. How is this possible, you ask? Well, 0 decibels, contrary to common wisdom, doesn’t mean something is silent, it just means it doesn’t make enough noise for a human ear to detect. In other words, 0 decibels is the limit at which sounds become wholly imperceptible to the average human. For anyone interested, you can read a more comprehensive and science-y overview here. Due to the way anechoic chambers are constructed there is no ambient noise whatsoever, making them useful for testing exactly how loud given products are or allowing astronauts to adjust to the silence of space.

Speaking of which, few people can physically stand in an anechoic chamber for more than a few minutes at a time due to the fact it allows you to hear things like the sound of your own heart beating, or your eyeballs scratching the inside of your skull as you move around. This understandably makes many people uncomfortable to the point even people who work with anechoic chambers on a daily basis refuse to physically step inside them lest the sound of their own bones straining under gravity drives them mad.

6. Non-Newtonian Fluids – AKA punch-proof liquids

Non-Newtonian fluids are, as their name suggest,  fluids that don’t obey the traditionally established rules physics; specifically, Newton’s law of Viscosity. In a nutshell, most well-known non-Newtonian fluids like Oobleck (a substance commonly made from cornstarch and water) become more viscous and harden when a direct physical force is exerted upon them. In practice this results in a fluid that near-instantly repels physical damage by hardening like a rock in response to extreme trauma, like the creature from The Thing or the Symbiote from Spider-Man. In short, it’s a liquid that would break your hand if you tried to punch it.

The practical applications of non-Newtonian fluids are admittedly limited, but a potential use would be body armor that instantly hardens upon being shot but remains malleable during everyday wear. A problem, however, is that if too much force is applied to a non-Newtonian fluid it shatters like glass before melting into a big pool of goop, meaning a person wearing body armor made of it could potentially have their organs skewered by hypersonic shards of mystery fluid if they were hit by a car or something. Which, as you can imagine, isn’t ideal.

5. Prince Rupert’s Drops – AKA naturally formed bulletproof glass

Prince Rupert’s Drops are curious, tadpole-looking pieces of glass that display an unusual property in that the tail end is almost shockingly sensitive. So much so that that the lightest touch can cause it to explode like a tiny tadpole-shaped grenade. In contrast, the “head” of the drop is virtually indestructible, being able to shrug off most forms of damage including hits from a sledgehammer and bullets.

Largely considered a scientific curiosity more than anything, Prince Rupert’s Drops are made by dripping molten glass into cold water, and they serve no real purpose beyond being kind of cool to watch explode. For anyone curious about how they work, as the molten center of the “head” of the drop cools, it draws the already solidified outer layer inward, hardening itself considerably and turning the drop into a natural kind of tempered glass. The whole thing is in a delicate state of flux with both extreme tensile and compressive stress being in near perfect balance inside the drop. This balance is near-impossible to upset with physical force to the drop’s head but can be effortlessly displaced by little more than a gentle tap to the tail. Meaning while one end is literally bulletproof, the other can’t survive being hit with by a Nerf gun.

4. BAM – AKA a material more slippery than a non-stick frying pan and harder than diamond

BAM is a material created entirely by accident in the late 1990s. Tougher than a diamond plated T-Rex skull and nearly impossible to cut, polish, or shape in any way, BAM was created by combining boron, aluminum, and magnesium with titanium boride. The original intention behind BAM was to create a material that generated electricity when it was exposed to heat; instead they created a material that is simultaneously harder than diamond and more slippery than Teflon.

There are countless possibly applications for BAM, though the most exciting would be an “eternal lubricant” for machinery that provided an everlasting non-stick surface that never wore away. As the coefficient of friction for BAM is only marginally worse than lubricated steel, it could theoretically be used in motors to provide a permanently lubricated surface. This is because, for reasons experts can’t quite explain, BAM continually replenishes its own non-stick surface, meaning a gear or joint made with it would never need to be lubricated. Outside of the energy industry (where it’s estimated BAM could save hundreds of millions of dollars per year) it has more mundane applications in home appliances where it could be used to create non-stick pans that never scratch or cars that bird poop slides right off of.

3. Superabsorbent Polymers – AKA magic water-drinking balls of plastic

Superabsorbent polymers are an unusual material capable of absorbing their weight in water a hundred times over and then some. This property allows clear polymer crystals that absorb exactly the right amount of liquid to take on the same index of refraction as pure water. In lay terms this means that upon being placed into water they totally disappear.

Due to their ability to absorb water almost infinitely (a pound of these things can absorb like 50 gallons of water) superabsorbent polymers are used extensively by the diaper and sanitary towel industry to create lightweight products that can absorb a substantial amount of liquid while remaining bone-dry to the touch.

More frivolously, they can be used to make people believe you’re some kind of wizard due to their afforemention ability to instantly disappear the moment they’re submerged in water. While this ability is admittedly less impressive than the ability to absorb its weight in water a hundred times over from a physics standpoint, theoretically if you filled a pool with these things you could moonwalk across the surface dressed like Prince, and you know what? That’s kind of awesome too.

2. LiquiGlide – AKA ketchup’s worst nightmare

LiquiGlide is essentially a hyper-non-stick coating so effective even the most viscous and sticky liquid cannot hope to cling to any surface covered in it. Described as having “limitless” potential applications by its inventor, the most visually impressive example of LiquiGlide in action arguably is among its most simple: a LiquiGlide treated ketchup bottle.

As the video above shows, when poured from a LiquiGlide-treated bottle, ketchup flies out like it’s possessed, leaving no residue whatsoever on the inside of the bottle itself. In addition to making it – to use the technical term – “piss-easy” to use every last drop of a bottle of ketchup, LiquiGlide could theoretically save consumers millions by reducing food waste and even help save the world by completely negating the need to clean packaging that has been recycled.

In a world where LiquiGlide is used in everyday products, common, eternally annoying problems like running out of mascara because it dried up and stuck to the inside of the bottle will be totally eliminated. Also, because LiquiGlide also non-toxic and cheap it could be theoretically used inside of anything. Jars of peanut butter you don’t need to scrape the inside of with a knife when they’re half finished, cans of paint that won’t stick to the inside of the lid, and tubes of toothpaste you can squeeze from the middle would all be a reality in a world where LiquiGlide is commonplace. So of course, nobody seems to want to pay to use it because we don’t deserve a world that perfect.

1. The Standard Kilogram – AKA the world’s roundest ball

Sitting in a vault somewhere under the watchful eye of labcoat-wearing scientist is a hunk of silicon so round and smooth that if you scaled it to the size of the Earth, its highest peak would only be about 30-feet high. Crafted from a single silicon crystal, the sphere is designed to be a replace a similar, but not as smooth, sphere of platinum used to define the kilogram.

As mundane as the ball looks, it cannot be overstated how impressive a feat of engineering this is. For starters, the silicon was purified in a Soviet centrifuge originally used to refine nuclear material before being artificially aged by a German meteorological institute to create a giant, 10-kilo hunk of material. Finally, the silicon was cut in half before each half was painstakingly smoothed, atom by atom, into a near-perfect sphere by a guy who spent his entire life making very round objects, who they dragged out of retirement, named Achim Leistner. Leistner calls the resulting orbs of silicon his “masterpieces” and due to their uniqueness, they’re considered to be priceless by the scientific community.

Understandably, each orb is kept under lock and key and few people are even allowed to see them, let alone touch them. Which is fair, because we know for a fact if we ever had a chance to touch one we’d coat it in Vantablack and roll it into Stephen Hawking’s office.

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Top 10 Stunning Places You Really Love To Sit There

Thoughts and expressions act like a mirror to judge any person in the earth. The writers, artists and the painters often choose the open spaces for reciprocating their ideas on the paper. Sometimes, it is such a lovely feeling to be with ourselves leaving behind all the negative memories and bad experiences. We always choose one day in a week for a lonely walk or enjoying the solitude.

The nature is the best thing which gives immense joy and happiness to humans. The lush green trees covered woods, sea beaches and bays are some of the places which give you complete peace and comfort. If you love sitting somewhere alone then these are awesome places in this beautiful world which will make you feel good. We have listed out Top 10 Stunning Places You Really Love To Sit There.

List of Contents

  • 10 Pamukkale, Turkey
  • 9 Wisteria Tunnel, Japan
  • 8 Kayak in Glacier Bay, Alaska
  • 7 Hanging Hammock on Dedon Island
  • 6 The Cave Pool, Santorini
  • 5 Sunken Alcove Garden, New Zealand
  • 4 Infinity Pool, Singapore
  • 3 Sea Restaurant in Bora Bora
  • 2 Tiny Peninsula, Mykonos, Greece
  • 1 Porch, Thousand Islands, Canada
  • Top 10 Stunning Places You Really Love To Sit There

10 Pamukkale, Turkey

Top 10 Stunning Places You Really Love To Sit There
Pamukkale —
Photo via audleytravel.com

The heavenly looking Pamukkale terraces are one of the best places for traveling. The site of snowy white pools with clear blue waters just fills you with enthusiasm to roam there for long hours. The terraces are formed from travertine. The climate near this region is also pleasant which will give a relax feel throughout the year.

Pamukkale has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the beautiful travertine pools and blue lovely waters. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the globe.


9 Wisteria Tunnel, Japan

Top 10 Stunning Places You Really Love To Sit There
Wisteria Tunnel — Photo via YouTube

The next on the list is Wisteria Tunnel which has colorful flowers. Situated in the Kawachi Fuji gardens, Japan, this tunnel gives a soul soothing feel. You will get each kind of flower under this tunnel. The various colorful flowers fill the tunnel and you can get a variety of flowers here.

You can sit for long hours with your best buddies near this tunnel. Enjoy the awesome views of nature and lavish green trees all over the region.


8 Kayak in Glacier Bay, Alaska

Top 10 Stunning Places You Really Love To Sit There
Kayak Glacier — Photo via adventures.is

Kayak Glacier has boundless beauty with ice covered uneven formations and blue deep waters. It is one of the best places for people who love kayaking. There are many kayaking adventures and outfitting. There is also Glacier Bay National Park where you can see many types of species of animals, birds and reptiles. Kayak in Glacier Bay offers good kayaking opportunities in the world. It is such as breathtaking experience to do kayaking in Kayak.


7 Hanging Hammock on Dedon Island

Top 10 Stunning Places You Really Love To Sit There
Hanging Hammock on Dedon Island — Photo via outoftownblog.com

The next on the list is a beautiful place near Siargao Island. It is actually a stunning resort where you spend whole day with friends and family. There are many facilities in this resort which give you a paradise feeling.

Hanging Hammock has an awesome nature in the surrounding which gives your mind as well as body a cool effect. The hanging beds and green trees will just drag you into the world of imagination far from the noisy routine life.


6 The Cave Pool, Santorini

Top 10 Stunning Places You Really Love To Sit There
The Cave Pool — Photo via poolforhome.com

Santorini in Greece is slowly gaining much popularity due to white caves, blue waters and sophisticated facilities for tourists.  The amazing terraces and the luxurious suites near the breathtaking nature of Santorini will give you a paradise like feeling.

The whitewashed walls of the hotels will give a cool feeling as such. You can swim in the pools and have a glass of wine with your partner to make the day more beautiful in romantic terraces and suites of Santorini. You can also enjoy the sight of endless sea from the pools.


5 Sunken Alcove Garden, New Zealand

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Sunken Alcove Garden — Photo via worldfortravel.com

Sunken Garden in New Zealand is one of the most awesome places to visit if love sitting in a calm and quiet place. There are amazing designs in this garden and pohutakawa trees are grown on the footpath which will give you entry into the garden.

The pond has beautiful fencing of lush green short trees on all sides. Sunken Alcove Garden was made in the mid-19th century and further construction work took place in the year 2001. You will feel very fresh by visiting this garden.


4 Infinity Pool, Singapore

Top 10 Stunning Places You Really Love To Sit There
Infinity Pool — Photo via Wikipedia

Infinity Pool gives you an amazing swimming experience from a great height. This pool is situated on the 68th floor of the Marina Bay Sands. You can swim for many hours in this pool and then take a sunbath and rest for some time on the lounger. Swimming in the blue waters of the pool and simultaneously watching the city of Singapore is one of the greatest features of Infinity Pool.

You can enjoy some delicious food and champagne and enjoy the sunset too. The pool has beautiful series of palm trees to add to the beauty of this pool.


3 Sea Restaurant in Bora Bora

Top 10 Stunning Places You Really Love To Sit There
Sea Restaurant in Bora Bora — Photo via travel.viralcreek.com

There are many water resorts in Bora Bora which give the tourists a nice experience. You can enjoy the view of vast sea from this resort. Vaitape is one of the most stunning places to visit near Bora Bora. The tall coconut trees, crystal clear waters of the sea and delicious sea food make Bora Bora a worth place to see in your life once. The suites and rooms of the resort have luxurious facilities for all the tourists who visit Bora Bora.


2 Tiny Peninsula, Mykonos, Greece

Top 10 Stunning Places You Really Love To Sit There
Mykonos — Photo via telegraph.co.uk

Mykonos is one of the most romantic places for couples. A candle light dinner in the midst on the sea with your partner makes your moment special. The amazing dinner arrangements with small artistic lamps add to your romance. Tiny Peninsula is far in the middle of the sea away from the chaos of the city which gives you a relaxing feel.


1 Porch, Thousand Islands, Canada

Top 10 Stunning Places You Really Love To Sit There
Thousand Islands — Photo via boatingtales.com

At number 1, it is Porch which is situated in middle of the blue waters. There are many beautiful cottages to stay near these islands. It is just like a fairy tale experience with small colorful house in the middle of the blue water and greenery all around the region. You can spend the whole life in Porch with breathtaking scenic beauty.

Which one will you choose now to sit with your best buddies or spouse?


Top 10 Stunning Places You Really Love To Sit There

1. Porch, Thousand Islands, Canada

2. Tiny Peninsula, Mykonos, Greece

3. Sea Restaurant in Bora Bora

4. Infinity Pool, Singapore

5. Sunken Alcove Garden, New Zealand

6. The Cave Pool, Santorini

7. Hanging Hammock on Dedon Island

8. Kayak in Glacier Bay, Alaska

9. Wisteria Tunnel, Japan

10. Pamukkale, Turkey

How Did These 10 States Get Their Names?

The study of place names and their origins, known as toponymy, can reveal a lot about human society as a whole. Did you know that almost every country in the world can place the origin of its name in one of only four categories? These are either a directional description of the country, a feature of the land, a tribe or ethnic group that lived there, or after an important person. Now, let’s see if the same thing applies to some of the United States.

10. Arizona

There’s a bit of a mystery surrounding the name of Arizona, with two versions of the story circulating out there. One says that Arizona comes from the Basque aritz onak, which translates to ‘good oak’. The name is said to have been given due to the many oak trees in the area, which reminded the Basque settlers of their home country. The other version says that the word actually comes from the Spanish, who called the region Arizonac, which itself was a corruption from a word in the native Tohono O’odham language, spoken in the area.  Ali-shonak loosely translates to ‘small spring’ and is in reference to the 1736 discovery of some rich silver veins located near some clear springs in the area. That silver didn’t last for long, but it made people aware of the existence of a place called Arizona.

After the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, when the boundary between the US and Mexico was drawn at the Rio Grande and the Gila River, Arizona was part of New Mexico. But soon after its annexation, people living in what is now Arizona wanted a separate status from New Mexico. Several names were suggested for the new state, among which was also “Gadsonia.” It was proposed as a means to honor James Gadsden, the man who negotiated the purchase of land south of the Gila River. Nevertheless, in 1863, the name Arizona won out, and the rest is history.

9. Maine

Did you know that Maine is the sole state whose name contains just one syllable, and it’s the only one in the lower 48 to border only one other (New Hampshire)? Anyway, people aren’t entirely sure where its name comes from. The first time it appeared in writing was in 1622 when it was mentioned in a charter of the Council of New England as a province. The region was to be given to two English Royal Navy veterans, Sir Ferdinando Gorges and Captain John Mason. Captain Mason called his portion of the province New Hampshire, while Gorges proposed New Somerset for his. New Somerset was strongly disliked by King Charles I, who in 1639 issued another charter saying that it “shall forever hereafter be called and named the Province or County of Mayne and not by any other name or names whatsoever.” Nevertheless, some other names were being proposed in 1819, such as Yorkshire, Lygonia and Columbus, which were to be some other potential candidates for when the province became a proper state one year later as part of the Missouri Compromise.

As of 2001, the state legislature officially adopted the version in which the state draws its name from the no-longer-existing French province of Maine. Up until 1845, historians believed that the connection between the American and French regions was through King Charles’ wife, Queen Henrietta Maria. It was believed that the queen had once owned the French province, but subsequently discovered evidence shows that there was no connection. Furthermore, the king and queen married three years after the name Maine appeared in that previously mentioned charter. Another possible origin story says that Gorges proposed the name himself as a means to honor the village where his ancestors once lived in England. That village is now called Broadmayne, but in a 1086 manuscript, it appears under the name Maine – which in primitive Welsh or Brythonic meant ‘rock’. The most generally accepted version, however, is that the state name was based on a practical nautical term. As its coast is littered with many islands, sailors call the mainland simply “the main” or sometimes “Meyne” – so as to easily distinguish between it and the islands. This practice is still in use today within the Navy.

8. Oregon

Of all the states, Oregon’s name may be the most hotly debated in regard to its origins. There are several theories out there, each of which has its own share of plausible arguments. The most probable among them, however, is that it originated with the Spanish. In fact, the first mention of the term orejón in relation with the region comes from a historical chronicle dated in 1598, written by Spanish explorers who made their way into the area at the time. The term translates to “big-eared” and may be in reference to the natives they encountered there. Another possible Spanish root is that the name comes from oregano, which grows in the southern regions of the state.

Others believe that it comes from oolighan – the Chinook word for the eulachon, a smelt fish found on the Pacific coast and a valuable food source for the native tribes that lived there. Another possible Native American connection would be with the Sioux tribe, who referred to the Columbia River as the “River of the West.” The Sioux may have borrowed some words from the Shoshone, another tribe living in what is now Nevada, among other places, and whose words for river and west are Ogwa and Pe-On respectively.

A different theory talks about the French and their word for hurricane – which is ouragan. It’s believed that French explorers in the area called the Columbia River ‘le fleuve aux ouragans’ or “Hurricane River” because of the strong winds blowing through its gorges. The first use of the word Ouragon appeared in a 1765 petition by Major Robert Rogers to the Kingdom of Great Britain where he asked for an overland expedition as part of the search for the so-called Northern Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Back then, people believed that the Columbia River began somewhere in Minnesota and flowed all the way to the Pacific. In an 18th century French map, the Ouisiconsink (Wisconsin) River was misspelled as “Ouaricon-sint” and broken into two lines, with the “-sint” written below. This incomplete map gave the impression that a river called Ouaricon was flowing westward – and could have possibly been the “River of the West” that spilled into the Pacific.

7. Pennsylvania

If you’ve ever felt that there’s a connection between Pennsylvania and Transylvania, then you’d be right. But the connection has nothing to do with vampires or the two lands themselves, but through the way they were named in the first place. The word Transylvania can be broken down into three parts as follows: trans (which is Latin for over or beyond), sylva (Latin for woods), and nia (which is a common suffix used for nouns and countries). In other words, Transylvania translates to ‘Lands beyond the forest’. Now, when it comes to Pennsylvania, the difference is with the word Penn. Pennsylvania was named in honor of British Admiral William Penn, father to William Penn, the founder of the state. William Penn (senior) actually loaned some money to King Charles II of England, and in return, the king gave his son a tract of land for him to found a Quaker settlement in America.

The younger Penn proposed the name Sylvania, but King Charles II wanted Penn’s name to be included – thus the name Pennsylvania (which translates to Penn’s Woodland). The story goes that William Penn felt embarrassed about it, fearing that people would think that he named it after himself, and petitioned the name be changed to New Wales. But the King’s secretary, who was a devout Christian from Wales, was completely against it – not wanting any connection between his homeland and the Quakers whatsoever.

6. Texas

Texas also goes by the name of The Lone Star State. This is as a way to represent and signify its former status as an independent republic, as well as its struggle for independence from Mexico. That lone star can still be found on the state flag, as well as its seal. But when it comes to its actual name of Texas, its origins can still be linked to the Spanish and by extension, Mexico. The name actually comes from the Caddo – a sedentary tribe of Native Americans who lived in the area around the time when the Spanish made it there.

The Caddo, as well as other tribes that lived in the region, all had the same word, or a similar variation of it, to refer to “friends” and “allies.” That word was teysha, which the Caddo also used as a greeting in the form of “hello, friend.” This greeting was similarly used on the Spanish, who later named the Natives after it. Over the years, that word went through several changes including Tejas, finally settling on Texas. Interestingly enough, Texas’ official motto is “Friendship.”

5. Rhode Island

Back in 1524, an Italian explorer by the name of Giovanni da Verrazzano, working in service for the French crown, was heading towards Florida as part of an expedition to find a way to the Pacific Ocean and establish a trade route with Asia. On his way there, he had to make a stop in North Carolina for some ship repairs. But once he was back on the move, he no longer stuck to the original plan and began heading north instead of south. He went past the Hudson River and Long Island, ending up in Narragansett Bay, which opens up in what is now the Rhode Island Sound. As he was exploring the many islands within and around the bay, he kept a record of his discoveries. In a letter he wrote back to France in July of that same year, he said that he “discovered an Ilande in the form of a triangle, distant from the maine lande 3 leagues, about the bignesse of the Ilande of the Rodes.” Now, Verrazzano originally named that particular island Luisa, in honor of the Queen Mother of France, but in his letter he described the island as being reminiscent of the Island of Rhodes in Greece.

For almost 100 years, his letter was the only description people had about that part of the New World. Over the following decades, his letter was translated and printed into Italian and English, further distributing the idea of a Greek-looking island in North America. Now, there has been some debate about which of the many islands Verrazzano was actually referring to in his letter, and for a time it was believed that it was Aquidneck Island – the largest in Narragansett Bay. Modern-day scholars believe that there’s a better chance that he was actually talking about Block Island, which is also part of the state of Rhode Island today, and better fits Verrazzano’s description. In 1637, Roger Williams, a political and religious leader who also founded the state of Rhode Island, established a settlement on Aquidneck Island. The name was officially given to the island in a 1644 declaration saying: “Aquethneck shall be henceforth called the Isle of Rodes or Rhode-Island.”

4. Idaho

When it comes to state names, Idaho does seem like the kind that sounds Native American, doesn’t it? That’s the main reason why the name was chosen in the first place. Now, Idaho was originally given to the Colorado Territory at the suggestion of George M. Willing, an eccentric lobbyist and industrialist. He claimed that the word comes from the Shoshone language and meant something along the lines of “gem of the mountains” or “light on the line of the mountains.” And it seemed appropriate, given the fact that the name was to be chosen for a new territory around the Pikes Peak region, close to present-day Colorado Springs – a mountainous area. During the debate in the Senate, several other names were proposed, among which were Colorado, as well as Jefferson. But most senators seemed to favor Idaho instead. Luckily, Sen. Joseph Lane, from Oregon, brought to light the fact that no Indian tribe in the area has that word, or something resembling it. As it turned out, and what Willing himself reportedly confirmed some years later, is that he actually invented the word, as well as the meaning he gave for it. The name Colorado was then given instead.

This could have simply been the end of that story, but as it turns out, the word Idaho didn’t fade into obscurity. In fact, it gathered great momentum and vitality among the people living in those parts of North America. In 1861, the same year the Colorado Territory was created, Idaho County was also being established in the Washington Territory. It was christened after a steamship with the same name, which was launched on the Columbia River one year prior. With the whole affair seemingly forgotten, Idaho Territory was nevertheless created in 1863, which also included the previously mentioned Idaho County and other parts of the Washington Territory. Funnily enough, even well into the 20th century, many school books gave Willing’s version for the word Idaho as fact. In any case, there’s another theory circulating out there in regards with the name. Some people attribute it to the Plains Apache whose word for enemy is “ídaahe.”

3. Florida

Juan Ponce de León is a name that should sound at least somewhat familiar, even if you don’t really know what he was famous for – it just has that ring to it, right? Anyway, Ponce de León was a possible crewmember in Christopher Columbus’ 1493 voyage to the New Word – though nobody is really sure. A decade later, he served as governor of the eastern part of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present-day Dominican Republic). During his time as governor in Hispaniola, he also explored the nearby island of Puerto Rico and became governor of that too. Following some rumors of other possible islands to the northwest of Hispaniola, Ponce de León received exclusive rights from the King of Spain to become governor for life on whatever lands he might discover in that region. In return, he was expected to finance the voyage and future settlements himself. On April 2, 1513, the three ships part of the expedition came across an island, or what they thought to be an island, and named it La Florida.

The name was chosen because of the incredibly verdant and flowering landscape, and because it was the Easter season, which the Spanish called Pascua Florida or Festival of Flowers. Nobody is really certain where they made their first landing in La Florida, but they stayed there for five days before they left. A second voyage took place in 1521 with the intention of colonizing the newly discovered lands. But before the colonists could establish the settlement, they were attacked by the native Calusa warriors. Ponce de León was severely wounded in the skirmish and the colonizing attempt was abandoned. Historians believe that he was hit by a poison-tipped arrow, and died in Cuba. Now, legends have it that he was actually looking for a rumored Fountain of Youth when he discovered Florida, and this is probably why his name is so familiar. Unfortunately, however, there was no mention of any such fountain in any documents at the time, and the story was only attached to him after his death. Furthermore, it’s also believed that he wasn’t the first European to set foot in Florida either. Spanish slavers looking for new prisoners may have made it there in the years prior.

2. Delaware

The state of Delaware is named after the Delaware River. That’s it – that’s the whole story! Well fine, we’ll expand on this a little further. The river itself was first discovered by the Dutch in their attempt to find an alternative route to China in 1609. The leader of that expedition was Henry Hudson, an English navigator under the service of the Dutch East India Company. His discoveries along the East Coast ignited instead the Dutch colonization of North America, and not a new trade route to China. Both Dutch and Swedish settlers established themselves on the lower sections of the river.

Prior to the English expelling the Dutch from their New Netherland colony in 1664, the Delaware and Hudson Rivers were generally known as the South and North Rivers, respectively. After this, however, the North River was officially named after its discoverer, Henry Hudson, while the South River was named after the first governor of Virginia, Sir Thomas West 3rd Baron De La Warr. The South River may have been known to the locals as Delaware prior to the Dutch expulsion, though.

Nevertheless, this De La Warr title is pronounced the same as Delaware, but with a different spelling. Located in Sussex, England, the barony’s name has an Anglo-Norman origin. Now, there are several possibilities as to where this title actually draws it roots from. One possible connection would be with the French La Guerre, which translates to The War. It could also come from the Latin word ager which means field or land. Or from the Breton Gwern – which was a figure in Welsh tradition. The most plausible of these, however, is the French La Guerre – which would make the state of Delaware mean something along the lines of “Of the war.”

1. California

Did you know that some people are naming their kids after popular Game of Thrones characters? Well, naming people and places after fiction isn’t something new. In fact, California was named in the exact same manner. Its name was given by two Spanish sailors, Diego de Becerra and Fortun Ximenez, who landed on the southernmost tip of Baja California in 1533. The two were sent there by Hernán Cortés to claim that land on his behalf. The name was chosen based on a fictional island called California that appeared in a romantic novel at the time, written by Spanish author Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo in the early 16th century. Known as Las Sergas de Esplandián (The Adventures of Esplandián), the novel mentions a mythical island located east of Asia and “very close to the side of the Terrestrial Paradise; and it is peopled by black women, without any man among them, for they live in the manner of Amazons.

In the book, this island was ruled over by Calafia, a warrior queen who once led an army of women and a flock of mythical griffins from the island of California to aid a Muslim army battle against the Christians, who were defending Constantinople. Her name, and by extension the name of the fictional island, are based on the Arabic word Khalifa which is a religious state leader, and known as Caliph in English. The two Spanish navigators named the place California, thinking that the Baja California peninsula they landed on was an island. To be fair, we should also mention that some people believe that California actually comes from an indigenous phrase, kali forno, which means ‘high mountains.’ But equally as important is the fact that many other places and settlements around the world, including in South America, Europe, Australia, and the Philippines, are named California – something which makes the indigenous phrase being the actual origin seem highly unlikely.

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Conspiracy theories will always fire up the imaginations of even the most reasonable of us. It’s fascinating to imagine a bunch of people in a dark room, controlling actions from their chairs and encouraging events that change the course of the world, with no one truly being the wiser. Now, most conspiracy theories are flimsy nonsense that are obviously full of holes and not true at all. However, some conspiracy theories have more truth than most people would ever imagine. In some situations, there really was a group of people in a dark room conspiring to massively pull the wool over the eyes of others, in order to change the course of the world.

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Top 10 Best TV Shows To Binge Right Now On Netflix

Television is the most amazing discovery of man till today. It gives numerous TV channels, sports, movies and TV shows to enjoy. It is the solution to all the problems of life certainly. But as it is, we cannot take TV everywhere and so the smartphones and tablets have comes these days so that we can enjoy our favorite movies, TV shows and sports anywhere. TV shows are gaining a lot of popularity nowadays and Netflix is one such TV App which has it all which you need every hour.

The various TV shows are not for entertainment but also convey a good message to all the happening in the world. If you love watching TV shows and want to watch badly some of them right now the list of Top 10 Best TV Shows To Binge Right Now On Netflix is as follows.

10 3% (2016)

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On number 10, it is 3% which is a Brazilian thriller TV series which has Bianca Comparato and Joao Miguel in leading roles. The show is in the future time where there is a division of a world into progress and affluence. It describes about the devastation and poverty in Inland.

The series got good reviews from both the audience as well as critics. The director Cesar Charlone created a beautiful story in 3%. He was also nominated Academy Award for his cinematography.


9 30 Rock (2006)

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30 Rock is one of the best American TV shows which started in the year 2006. It is based on the experiences of Tina Fey when she worked as a head writer for Saturday Night Live. It is kind of comedy show which describes the working of NBC and the Parent company General Electric.

This show has been awarded several times with Emmy Awards and nominated for 103 times. 30 Rock is named as one of the greatest TV shows by many magazines and publications.


8 The 4400 (2004)

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The next show on the list is one of the most amazing TV shows, the 4400. It is a nice fiction show starring Joel Gretsch and Jacqueline McKenzie. This show is about a group of 440 people who has disappeared in the white light since 1946.

They lost their memory over the time and remember nothing about their return. Many books have been written taking the concept of TV series such as The Vesvuvius Prophecy, Wet Work and others.


7 American Crime (2015)

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American Crime is a kind of crime show made by John Ridley starring Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton and Regina King. This series is based on the concepts of caste and race and the politics. The show started in the year 2015 and then some changes were made in the 2nd season.

Every episode consists of new plot and this TV series has been nominated 10 times with Primetime Emmy Award and won an award for the category of Supporting Actress. American Crime received good reviews for its script and direction.


6 American Horror Story (2011)

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American Horror Story is a small TV series with the story dividing into “beginning, middle and end”. It is based on real incidents. This TV show stars Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson in lead roles. American Horror Story consists of different haunted experiences.

It has got 2 Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. This TV show has fetched high ratings for the FX network. It has got 11 Satellite Awards nominations.


5 Archer (2009)

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Archer is an animated spy series made by Adam Reed. The plot of the show is about the group of secret agents and the 7 colleagues. The show depicts a systematic chain of incidents. Archer has got many nominations for excellent script writing, voice acting and direction.

This show has got many compliments for its voice acting by TV critics. It has been ranked as one of the best shows in 60 TV cartoons. It is a good show for spending your idle time.


4 Arrested Development (2003)

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Arrested Development is an American TV series consisting of 3 seasons made by Mitchell Hurwitz. The story is about Bluth family which is very rich and dysfunctional family. It is a series presenting the events in a continuous manner. It has also included comedy in some of the episodes.

Arrested Development got many positive reviews and 6 Primetime Emmy Awards and 1 Golden Globe Award. This TV show has been defined as one of the best TV shows by popular magazines such as All-Time and Entertainment Weekly.


3 Being Mary Jane (2013)

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The next on the list is Being Mary Jane which is a drama series made by Mara Brock Akil. It stars Gabrielle Union and Lisa Vidal. It is about the professional as personal life of TV anchor Mary Jane Paul staying in Atlanta, Georgia.

This TV show was viewed by over 4 million viewers. It has got good reviews for acting, writing and direction. Being Mary Jane has received many awards for its story and acting. It has also got 9 NAACP Image Awards nominations.


2 Better Call Saul (2015)

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Better Call Saul is an American crime series made by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. The story is about a lawyer James Morgan and his past experiences when he appeared on Breaking Bad as Saul Goodman. The acting and direction of the show have been praised by many critics. This show has won 23 awards and nominations for several categories. It has achieved the highest ratings in TV history.


1 Breaking Bad (2008)

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On number 1, it is Breaking Bad which is made by Vince Gilligan. It is a story about chemistry teacher who has lung cancer. He produces crystallized methamphetamine and later sells it for the sake of his family.

It is one of the best TV shows and most watches shows in the history of TV. Breaking Bad has got many awards as well as nominations for different categories. It has been listed in the Guinness World Records.

These TV shows still remain some of the best ones till today and they have won hearts of billions.


Top 10 Best TV Shows To Binge Right Now On Netflix

1. Breaking Bad (2008)

2. Better Call Saul (2015)

3. Being Mary Jane (2013)

4. Arrested Development (2003)

5. Archer (2009)

6. American Horror Story (2011)

7. American Crime (2015)

8. The 4400 (2004)

9. 30 Rock (2006)

10. 3% (2016)

 

 

Top 10 Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is the most precious moment in life of any woman. It is a period of care and love which you need for yourself as well as for your coming baby. The nine months are not at all easy for any woman to bear the labor pain and various other things which go inside her body. There are various differences taking place within the body of a woman while she is pregnant.

The food plays a vital role during the pregnancy as what a woman east ultimately reaches her child in the womb. Anything wrong with the diet plans can lead to major consequences in the delivery period. So, the elders as well as doctors stress on the healthy foods which need to be consumed during the pregnancy. Let us see Top 10 Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy.

10 Frozen meats and salads

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Don’t consume the hot dogs and roast beef which are stored in the refrigerator for many days. These foods produce certain bacteria which can be harmful to the baby. If you love eating Russian salads, ham salad, potato salad then you should heat them to certain temperature which burn the germs and other harmful toxins in them which cause dangers to the pregnant women.

So, if you are fond of eating the sea food and meat spreads then heat them in over up to certain degrees and then you can consume them without any worries.


9 Raw Eggs

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The next on the list are raw eggs. The raw eggs contain salmonella which is not good for the body of a pregnant woman. However, you can consume mayonnaise, homemade ice cream, custards made from raw eggs as they are cooked and reduce the amount of salmonella in them.

You can consume eggs either by boiling them or by making a variety of delicious dishes from them such as omelet, hollandaise sauce and several dressings which are not only tasty but also beneficial for pregnant ladies.


8 Soft cheeses

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Cheese is a fantastic thing but not during pregnancy. Soft cheeses have larger amount of listeria which is very toxic for the bodies of pregnant women. The worst part is that different cheeses such as Roquefort, feta, Mexican and brie cheeses are prepared sometimes from unpasteurized milk which is again not safe for drinking for pregnant women. Avoid eating any kind of cheese and also unpasteurized milk as they are harmful to both mom and child.


7 Raw sprouts and unwashed vegetables

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Raw sprouts contain bacteria which are present in the cracks of the shell. You should not consume raw sprouts when you are pregnant. Instead you can consume them by cooking in oven. Heating will kill all the bacteria which then can be consumed.

You should also take care while consuming raw fruits and vegetables because if they are not washed properly, a bacteria called toxoplasma cab ne present on them which can be killed only by washing them in hot and clean water. Always wash the fruits and vegetables during pregnancy before eating.


6 Seafood containing mercury

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Mercury is one of the most dangerous substances if consumed. The pregnant women should avoid consuming various kinds of fishes such as shark, tuna, tile fish and many other fishes as they contain higher amount of mercury which can harm your body as well as your child’s growth.

You can consume some other seafood while you are pregnant. Some of them contain fatty acids which play an important role in development of brain of your child. You can delete fish from your diet list but can include some seafood such as canned tuna.


5 Energy drinks

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The next on the list are energy drinks which should be strictly avoided during pregnancy. They contain higher amount of caffeine which can raise the level of your blood pressure and also result in abnormal heartbeats.

Energy drinks such as ginseng, yerba mate and green tea extract should be avoided while you are pregnant as they cause harm to you and your baby also. The stimulants should not in any way enter your body during pregnancy.


4 Coffee

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Coffee is not a thing you should consume while you are pregnant. The caffeine has proven to be harmful for the overall development of your child’s nervous system. The excessive consumption of coffee during pregnancy can lead to miscarriages. Doctors suggest a certain limit on the consumption of coffee during pregnancy.

Coffee also reduces the amount of water and calcium loss in your body. There are many hazards of drinking coffee during pregnancy such as low birth weight, premature delivery and others.


3 Sweets

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Sweets are sweet in your pregnancy. You should avoid consuming eatables containing higher amount of sugars such as ice cream, cakes, pastries, cookies and the foods which you generally love to consume. If you have diabetes, you should take care more not to consume such items in pregnancy.

These food items increase the sugar levels in your body which can harm you as well as your baby in the womb. The consumption of sugar has been recorded high in the countries like USA and India.


2 Papaya

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Papaya should not be eaten during pregnancy and especially the one which in not fully ripen. The unripe papaya has a substance called latex in it which can cause uterine contractions. It can also cause the start of labor pain. These unripe papayas can also cause several other problems in the body of pregnant women and so it is suggested to avoid papaya in pregnancy.


1 Alcohol

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At number 1, it is alcohol. It harms the nervous system of your baby. It can also lead to miscarriages and causes many hazards in the delivery period. You face alcohol syndrome in pregnancy by drinking alcohol and it is also harmful during breastfeeding.

These foods are highly dangerous for body during pregnancy. Still, there are many other factors which can be harmful in your pregnancy such as stress, depression and anxiety to you as well as your child.


Top 10 Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

 

1. Alcohol

2. Papaya

3. Sweets

4. Coffee

5. Energy drinks

6. Seafood containing mercury

7. Raw sprouts and unwashed vegetables

8. Soft cheeses

9. Raw Eggs

10. Frozen meats and salads