Contrary to what many may think, only 45% of China’s land is properly populated. Roughly speaking, 55% of China’s land is empty.
Of the total population of 1.33 billion people, as many as 1.26 billion live in the South and Southeast, while the North and Northwest are hardly populated at all. This translates into 45% of China’s territory being home to 95% of people, with the remaining 55% of the territory containing only 5% of the population. To illustrate my point, light coloured areas on the map below comprise 55 percent of the country’s land area, but contain only about 5 percent of its population:
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National Trust is running a number of exciting family events every year. Together with Cadbury they organised a number of Easter events as part of Easter Egg Trail.
These events have been taking place from the end of March and will continue into mid April – a great opportunity for families to have fun with their kids at over 240 special National Trust places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
This is the Moon.
But imagine for a second that the Moon switched places with other planets. This is what you would see (subject to staying alive, of course):
A 24-year-old software engineer Rob Rhinehart thought that he spent too much time and money on food. So he came up with a cocktail that includes all necessary ingredients that our bodies need to function properly.
Your brain is a marvel of nature. It is the most complex, powerful machine on the planet and it’s made from organic tissue and membrane. Your mind can go from happy to sad to angry in just seconds and there is so much yet to be discovered about the human brain. Research is being done into the brain and the things that affect it and new strides of progress are being made yearly.
One direction that has been embarked upon in the last decade is the relationship of music to cognition and learning. Music is one of the most powerful languages that exist today, and the way the melody, harmony, and lyrics of every song affects your brain is nothing less than marvelous.
Massoud Hassani invented a low-cost land mine detonator powered by wind. It’s called Mine Kafon. I look at this machine and think of a robotic vacuum cleaner. Mine Kafon works in a similar way except for it does not use electric power to do the the job. And it works for a much greater cause than cleaning an apartment.
The project recently got funding through Kickstarter and found many supporters. You can read more about it here. It’s going on the fields in Afghanistan this summer. As Massoud puts it, “one less land mine means one saved life”.
Unless you specifically ask for no milk in your tea, you will get a cup of tea with milk in Britain. In most places in the world, however, you get your tea without milk, unless you ask for milk. Brits like their tea with milk.
Archie Karas is known as the greatest gambler of all times. Born in 1950, this Greek-American gambler started his gambling career in December of 1992 as he drove to Las Vegas with just a tiny $50 in his pocket. Before making his fortune, Archie was just a regular guy who works as a waiter in one of the restaurants in downtown Los Angeles. From being a waiter to pool player, Karas thinned out his opponents and then entertained the idea of playing poker in one of LA’s card rooms.
With just a small amount of money to wage, his $50 has turned him into a millionaire as he had continuous wins from the time he started gambling. His bankroll increased and reached $40 million. His lucky hand of poker brought such fat account into reality, not knowing that it all started from one 50 dollar bill.
Archie has inspired a number of people and they tried their luck in Vegas and a new online casino but no one was able to repeat his success. His story is considered the best gambling story in history because he took the risk and never gave up until he was able to earn his millions. No one on this planet has ever gotten into this kind of fortune in just a few years. But with new online casino, one can somehow follow his footsteps.
One of cult hit GhostBuster’s biggest stars, Slimer was never actually named in the first movie. The smelly green ghost was referred to as Onion Head by the cast and crew due to his foul stench.
image via thegreenhead.com
It was actually the audience that christened him Slimer, and after growing in popularity, the name stuck faster than his slime trails. You will now find everyone’s favourite green ghost credited as Slimer in the GhostBuster movie sequel, cartoon series, MoneyGaming slot and just about every toy and game of him released after the original film.
Slimer is arguably a more fitting title for the ghost than John though. Dan Aykroyd jokingly referred to Slimer as the ghost of the late John Belushi, who was in mind for a lead role in the film before he died during the writing process. Director and voice of Slimer, Ivan Reitman said: “He’s just a party guy looking to have a good time.”
I have always wanted to know how exactly a key engages with the lock, but of course I never bothered to do any research. This is how.