The center of the rainbow’s arc is directly opposite the sun.

When you see a rainbow the sun is always behind you

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Venus is bright enough to be sometimes seen during the day without binoculars or a telescope. Like the Moon, it is capable of showing its crescent phase.

This picture was taken in Budapest, Hungary in 2004, when the Moon and Venus shared a similar crescent phase for a few minutes.

via nasa.gov

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Dragonflies are capable of flying up to 60 kilometers per hour (38 miles per hour) due to their double set of wings.

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Hearing is a group effort involving a number of human organs including ears, eyes and also skin which seances and interprets air vibrations.

via scientificamerican.com

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This happens because the air is fully saturated and evaporation cannot take place. The friction of moving air heats up the target skin instead of cooling it down.

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Chilean artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz created a dress made entirely of zippers. Any zipper can be unzipped and therefore the dress can be customised in various ways.

dress made of zippers

It is pretty creative, although it is hard to imagine anyone wearing it outside a fashion show.
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Earlier, I wrote about a man who has kept his arm raised for 38 years to please Shiva deity. I think I have just found his soulmate.

Kailash Singh, a 65 year old farmer, has not bathed or cut his hair since 1974. He stopped washing or cutting hair soon after he married, when a local priest told him this would help him to have a son. Sadly, the man has had 7 daughters since then and not a single son.

Man has not taken a shower for 37 years

Man has not taken a shower for 37 years

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The trader told the BBC audience that Goldman Sachs rules the world and not governments; he said that people should learn how to make money on the imminent market collapse, and that they should protect their assets now. This jaw-dropping insight left me thinking whether I should wait for another 3 months before buying a house.

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The 11-meter high statue known as The Middle Finger is created by the Italian contemporary artist Maurizio Cattelan, whose provocative works also include a sculpture of Pope John Paul being hit by a meteorite. The sculptor granted the statue to the city of Milan on the condition that it would always remain in front of the Stock Exchange building.

The middle finger statue by Milano Stock Exchange building

Despite the installation has fuelled criticism among local politicians and intellectuals who are calling to remove it, Milan city council has decided to keep the statue where it is at least until May 2012. According to Ste­fano Boeri – Milan city plan­ner – most Milanese want to keep the sculpture because it makes them think and provokes controversial emotions.

I’d keep it for honesty.

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