Tesco made it possible for people to shop without leaving the subway in South Korea. They recreated virtual displays in the subway, exact copies of those in the store. With the help of a smartphone and QR codes, people scan all items they want into the shopping cart and get them delivered to their homes by the time they get back from work.
Located 5 meters underwater and surrounded by swarms of exotic fish, this suite with a glass roof will cost you and your partner €1,240 EUR per night. In my humble opinion, it is a great place for a honeymoon.
Here is good example of sustainable use of nature by people for common good.
For decades, biomedical companies have been collecting blood from horseshoe crabs. The blood is collected form the animals’ hearts. It contains protein in the cells and therefore acts like a primitive immune system, enabling scientists to test vaccines and bacterias that can be fatal to humans. For example, the crabs’ blood coagulates instantly when it touches pathogens like E. coli and Salmonella.
Once harvested (for approximately 20% of their blood), the crabs are released back into the sea. Estimates of mortality rates following blood harvesting vary from 3% to 15%.
About 500,000 horseshoe crabs are collected annually along the U.S. East Coast under interstate regulations. In a laboratory, blood is drawn from the crab’s primitive equivalent of a heart… The blood’s blue color comes from copper in its oxygen-carrying protein, hemocyanin— akin to the iron-based hemoglobin in humans.
In 1958, a 3,400-kg (7,600-pound) hydrogen bomb was lost in the Atlantic ocean. It was carried by a US B-47 bomber when it collided in midair with an F-86 fighter plane. Despite being damaged, the B-47 remained airborne and purposefully jettisoned the bomb into the water to reduce the aircraft weight and prevent the bomb exploding during the emergency landing.
Following a number of unsuccessful searches (latest in 2004), the exact location of the bomb remains unknown. While there is little threat of explosion, if not found, sooner or later the bomb will decompose and release the enriched uranium, which will contaminate the surrounding environment with radiation. The bomb sits somewhere in the waters off Tybee Island near Savannah, Georgia, USA.
This short-sighted 91-year-old man has been posting his letters into a dog poo disposal box for two years. Only when a passer-by tapped him on the shoulder and pointed at his mistake, the man realised what he was doing wrong.
The man thought he was posting his letters into a Post Office box.
There is a competition by Mazda on Facebook where everyone is invited to participate and win extraordinary prizes. Answer four simple questions to enter the draw. One of the prizes is an aerobatic adventure, which you can see below.
The winner will be taking the controls in an aerobatic flight with the British Aerobatic Champion, Gerald Cooper – ranked seven in the world.
2.6 % of Brits in the age of 15-64 take cocaine, according to UN Office on Drugs and Crime, as shown on the chart below. The street price of the drug in Britain is £60 per gram. In Norway, to compare, you’d pay more than double this amount (ca. $150).