5 Dangerous and Crazy Diets People Follow

Ah, the subject of dieting, this ever – expanding topic that sometimes explores human lack of self preservation, desperation, some sick dark corner nobody admits they have and self – torture. Why the harsh tone and language? Because even if we live in a world where science starts to explain everything that was once mysterious and unknown, even if we live in a world where technology can actually save our lives and offer us a better future, there are still some people who seem to live under the rocks in a cave sometimes in the prehistoric era who just don’t get that following a diet isn’t the same thing with erasing willingly everything that medicine, chemistry and science in general have been teaching us for the past… 100 years, let’s say? Statistic show that a greater number of scientists are making efforts to demonstrate women (mostly) that some styles of life are quite detrimental and against any healthy diet’s principles. Lists have been issued, interviews were taken, paper articles were written and yet, instead of witnessing an increase in the population’s awareness, we have our news feeds bombarded with new “miraculous” diets which promise fabulous weigh loss in a blink of an eye. Today we will take a look over 5 dangerous and crazy diets people follow and let you decide what’s right and wrong between eating more fruits and vegetables and engaging in sports activities versus eating cotton balls.

5. The Paleolithic Diet

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It sounds all good and healthy, doesn’t it? Base your life regimen on those products that were available to humans prior to their brilliant idea of starting to farm. Why do you think they started to farm anyway? The wild meat, fish, nuts, some fruits and some vegetables should have been enough to live long and prosper, right? This diet contains a lot of good stuff, but it lacks also the better stuff like whole grains, a lot of vegetables and fruits, a lot of dairy products and a lot of nutrients as well.

4. The bio-typing diet

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These people eat certain groups and categories of foods and products in order to tamper with their hormone balance and thus lose fatty tissue and weight in certain areas. Depending on their bio-type, they carefully select what to eat and what to avoid, in order to keep themselves fit and hip. The British Dietetic Association calls this “pseudo – science” and even if it would be hard science, remember the key concept: tampering with hormones, adding nutritional supplements (mostly in the shape of pills and powders). What part of this sounds truly safe and healthy?

3. The Tapeworm Diet

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Thank Goodness it was banned by the FDA, otherwise our hospitals would have been filled with tapeworm – infested brain scenarios they would break even doctor House’s self confidence in the success of hard science based medicine. People, at some point, thought that ingesting a tapeworm (inside a pill) is somehow a sane thing to do in order to lose weight, as the tapeworm allegedly was feeding on the food people ate on a regular basis. It didn’t take long to understand that tapeworms ate also people’s nutrients and if not eliminated, they could produce incommensurable damage.

2. The cotton ball diet

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Among all the dangerous and crazy diets people follow, this one must originate out of a torture movie or something. Imagine people eating cotton balls dipped in some juice or lemonade to full their bodies and brains that they are not hungry anymore. A wise observation was made by scientists: those cotton balls usually are not made 100% of bio cotton and can also contain bleach and other chemicals. So why is this better than having tea or light yoghurt, if you’re obsessed with some kind of volumetric diet?

1. Breatharian Diet

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Some people referred to the Dukan diet in terms of “idiotic” and “dangerous” so imagine a bunch of people who actually believe they can survive with air and sunlight and don’t need to consume nor food nor water. We wish them a happy, healthy life and praise natural selection, as it never fails to straight things up on this planet!

Oh, don’t you for a second believe that these are the only dangerous and crazy diets people follow, not by far! Read, get informed and get out of under the rock. Nowadays, we can diet, we can practice all sorts of sports with the help of all sorts of awesome gadgets, we can thrive and we can eat all we like, without becoming victims of so called miracles, scams with good marketing and promises to inherit the world after the upcoming zombie apocalypse.

8 Most Spectacular Roads in the World

As beautiful as an exotic paradise, or secluded mountain resort can be, it is sometimes the road that is more interesting than the destination. Sometimes, it is not only about getting somewhere, but also about the road that takes you there. Drivers and intrepid travelers know how breathtakingly beautiful they can be. In the following list we want to present to you the most spectacular roads in the world. These roads are not your typical roads, but those that offer a remarkable panorama of stunning nature. Here are our top 8 choices:

1. Transfagarasean, Romania

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You may not have heard about this road, and if you didn’t it is a shame. The Transfagarasean is one of the most spectacular roads in the World. It is only accessible for a limited amount of months throughout the year, due to harsh conditions, but the road that traverses the Carpathian Mountains will send chill down your spine, especially when you reach the top. The crooked serpentine, viaducts and pristine wildlife will have you gasping for air. The Transfagarasean deserves a place among the most beautiful roads in the world.

2. Pacific Coast Highway, USA 

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Pacific Coast Highway may not be as popular as the infamous Route 66, but the 1055 km that accompany the Pacific Ocean, and connects the southern cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Santa Cruz is definitely a sight for sore eyes. At first glance, it may seem like a boring, lean, almost boring road, but this isn’t at all true. Architects have come up with ingenious ways of surpassing obstacles (water, rocky formations etc.) that will definitely offer strong sensations to drivers. On foggy days, it can actually feel like you are drifting on top of clouds.

3. Stelvio Pass, Italy

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Personally, I find the Stelvio Pass one of the most beautiful roads in the world. This is probably because it has managed what not many roads in this world has: to tame one of the steepest mountains in Europe, which has an altitude of 2757 meters. After a drive test, members of Top Gear actually said that it is without a doubt the most beautiful road that they have ever had the pleasure of driving on. As you can already imagine, the scenery is majestic, the ascension riveting, and the panorama from the top surreal.

4. Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Austria

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Number four on our most spectacular roads top is the Grossglockner High Alpine Road in Austria. It was nicknamed “Cyclist’s Heaven” because it unfolds a jaw-dropping panorama of the Alpine mountains. If you follow this road you will reach Kaiser Franz Josefs Hofe Visitor Center, which offers a huge panorama of the tallest mountain in the area (Austria Grossglockner – 3798 m), and its glacier, Pasterze. 

5. White Rim Road, USA

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The number five contender on our most spectacular roads in the World list, is the 165 km long White Rim Road, in the United States. It is actually one of the most challenging mountain roads in the world, which passes through the Canyonlands National Park in Utah. What gives it its unique appeal is the red rocks from the canyon, and the brick-like texture of the terrain. It is also not paved, which means that you can only pass it with a 4×4.

6.  Troll’s Ladder, Norway

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The Troll’s ladder is one the main tourist attractions in Norway, and it is actually a marvel of engineering. It passes through three mountains: Regal, Queen and Bishop, by zig-zaging through them The six kilometers that make the largest portion of the road have 11 dangerous coils with a 9% inclination. It is definitely worthy of a spot in our most spectacular roads in the world top.

7. Ring Road, Island

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You have probably already heard about the beauties of Island, but have you heard about the circular experience that is the Ring Road? It is without a doubt the best way to experience the rugged wildlife of this country, the gheizers, waterfalls, fjords and endless fields. If you want to explore the lands of Vikings, you should definitely take your little ones with you.

8. Icefields Parkway, Canada 

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Canada is the epitome of pristine wildlife, and the best way to experience it is by travelling deep into the savage forests of the Canadian Rockies. The Icefields Parkway road is simply spectacular. It is also known under the name of Alberta Highway 93, and it connects lake Louise with Jasper City. As if this wasn’t enough, it also passes through the national treasure that is Banff National Park, a fairy-tale land filled with snowy peaks, crystal clear lakes and green valleys.

Most Fascinating Mysteries of the World -part 2-

A while back, we  decided to talk about some of very interesting mysteries that have yet to be deciphered by scientists, in an article entitled “Most Fascinating Mysteries of the World -part 1-“. We could not leave it at that, especially considering that there are so many, other mysteries, waiting to be uncovered by humankind. We give to you four other mysteries of the world, which you may, or may not have heard of, but which will definitely catch your interest. So without further ado, we give to you, the sequel to our first post, and one which we hope, will make you want to learn even more about the inexplicable phenomena that occurred throughout history, and also in modern times.

1. Mary Celeste 

According to stories, Mary Celeste was a brigantine ship, which was discovered in December 1872 in the Atlantic Ocean. Nothing unusual up until now, right? Wrong. The ship was found without a crew, but in perfect working condition. One year later, two boats were discovered in Spanish waters. The first had a body of a man with an american soldier, and the other one held seven dead bodies in it. Legend has it that the boat was cursed, because the captain died after no more than one day on board of it.

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Mary Celeste’s story is the greatest mystery in the history of the Navy. Some say that it was nothing more than a pirate ship, while others prefer to believe in fantastic explanations. The first name of the ship was Amazon, and it was apparently involved in a series of accidents. In the end it became property of some Scottish folk during 1860-1870. In the end, the ship was claimed by Americans for the price of 3000 dollars. Since then, its crew and captain where nowhere to be found, and 130 years later, people still do not understand why.

2. Jack the Ripper 

There have been so many movies and stories about Jack the Ripper that it is almost impossible to discern truth from fiction. What we know for sure is that during 1888, London was terrorized by Jack the Ripper, who was apparently a serial killer from Whitechapel. The name was first used, after the murderer sent a letter to the press, which he signed under this name. All of Jack’s victims were prostitutes. They would usually be found with their throats cut open, and bodies mutilated.

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The horrid thing about this case is that, in most situations, the bodies were left to be found only minutes after their death. It was speculated that prince Albert Victor was behind the murders, but not enough evidence was gathered during that time to fuel a conviction. Investigations started again in modern times, but they still did not manage to shed some light on the case.

3. Tao Hum 

Apparently, Tao Hum is a humming sound which can be sensed in quiet areas, where people experiment a sensation similar to the sound of a Diesel motor-cycle. It is basically an annoying sound that people hear when they sit in silence for too long, and we are positive you have also experienced it. There is nothing horrid or jaw-dropping about this mystery, but the truth is that scientists have no idea why so many people experience it.

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In areas where it was first encountered, specialists found no trace of eletromagnetic waves, or sound signals that might explain the symptoms, of Tao Hum, which usually included nausea, dizziness, or headaches. In 1994, a study was conducted on people susceptible to this sound, but no conclusion was drawn. Similarly, in 2005, there was an attempt to record the sounds on an aparatus, but they still didn’t understand what exactly it is. We may never know.

4. The Zodiac Murderer

Since we have already discussed about one of the most popular bloody mysteries of the world, why not continue our list, with a similar case, that of the Zodiac murderer? This particular individual has also inspired many bloody movies. According to stories, the Zodiac murderer operated in California, for 10 months, during the 1960′s. His first two victims were shot near Benecia, and the next two near Vallejo. One of the victims miraculously escaped even if she/he was shot in the neck and head. Nearly an hour after that crime, the police received a call in which the criminal confessed to his crimes. One month later, three letters reached the press. The deciphered messages sounded something like this:

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I like killing people because it is very entertaining, it is more fun than killing wild animals in forests because man is the most dangerous animal of all to kill. It is even better than when you have sex with a girl. The best part is when I die, and I will be reborn in paradise and those who have killed will become my slaves. I will not tell you my name because you will try to slow down or I stop my collecting of slaves for the afterlife”

 

Some of his messages were never deciphered, while others held valuable information about the Zodiac Killer’s next victims. The only suspect that the police had was Arthur Leigh Allen, but there was not enough evidence to convict him. To this day, authorities do not know who the zodiac Killer is. Talk about fascinating mysteries of the world.

5 Awesome New Gadgets to Have Fun with in the Future

In a world almost addicted to technology, producers and manufacturers are in a constant race to prove imagination and originality know no boundaries when it comes to inventing new gadgets, high – tech products and equipment that make our lives better, more efficient, more satisfactory and, why not, more amusing. We covered pretty interesting facts in the technology field in the past and today we will resume some interesting news on the subject, by taking a look over what was hot and top notch at CES 2014 event and some other news in the industry which may sound a bit odd to you, but nonetheless interesting. Let’s see five awesome new gadgets to have fun with in the future and if some of them look or sound too bizarre to you, well, take your complaints to the tech developers!

5. Fujitsu Haptic Tablet

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Now we all have all sorts of tablets, ultrabooks and even smartphones to make our lives better, smarter, more connected to the surrounding reality, more adapted to the fast – paced world we’re living in. But the guys from Fujitsu took things to a whole new level, as they very recently announced a new tablet to let people feel texture and tactile sensations with the helps of ultrasound vibrations. Children could feel safely the texture of an animal’s skin or fur, you could feel the texture of a material and thus have a deeper sense of the surrounding reality. Awesome or what?

4. Sensoria, the Smart Sock

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Coming from Heapsylon, the Smart Sock is among the most awesome new gadgets to have fun with, especially if you are a runner or a fitness aficionado. It has some sensors that transmit to an app and thus you can have a lot of feedback and jogging indicators to control and improve your activity performance. It calculates the number of steps, the force of your step against the ground, improper technique and so on. It is one of the most useful gadgets presented at CES 2014, according to some specialists, and given the fact that Heapsylon plans even more awesome new gadgets for runners, such as the smart shirt and bra with embedded heart monitor. The target clientele is quite wide, specialists say and this is a good thing.

3. Mother, the awesome new gadget that replaces your mother’s nagging

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Don’t forget to brush your teeth, did you drink enough water today, are you wearing clean underwear? (God, we hope it doesn’t ask / tell this!). Mother is a cool gadget for people who, despite being grown – ups, still need their mommies to nag them on some basic life skills. Laugh all you want, but this gadget made a riot at CES this year and besides its nagging part, it also has a useful part, reminding people when to take their medication or when to solve household problems and errands.

2. The Crock-Pot

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Don’t mistake it for some crack – pot, alright? This is serious technology from Belkin and this year’s CES showed that only sky is the limit when mixing house hold appliances with smart technology. Cooking technology, WI-FI technology and smartphones, what could ladies ask for more when it comes to managing kitchen issues and prepare a healthy dinner for their loves ones? Although, if Belkin makes cooking so easy and so hi-tech, there will be plenty of guys who will love to give it a try…

1. The Electrical Condom

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Now let’s not get jumpy before learning what is this all about. According to the news, two tech – savvy students from Georgia Tech University invented an electrical condom, which goes by the name of “Electric Eel” that stimulate men during… you know… so they get some benefits of wearing condoms, as the general attitude is that condoms take away their pleasure. If these guys manage to turn the prototype into a selling popular product, no more excuses for men to avoid the rubber. More about this exciting product here.

Do you know other awesome new gadgets to have fun with in the future? Have you tested one of them or are interested to? Let us know and maybe we will come back with more ideas for your to play with!

The Bad Eyebrows You Can’t Help Laughing At

You might think that your eyebrows are the one part of your body which you can’t really screw up. You would be wrong. All over the world there are people walking around with ridiculously bad eyebrow fashion.

Tattoos Instead of Eyebrows

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This guy had a clever thought once. Why, he thought to himself, don’t I get my eyebrows shaved off? Inspired by the surreal genius of this bold idea he went one step further and got Laugh Now tattooed over one eye and Cry Later over the other. So as not to leave any doubts about his taste and discretion he then got Hated By Many tattooed onto his neck.

The Weird Eyebrows

Bad Eyebrows

What on Earth went wrong here? Actually, it is far more worrying to consider that maybe nothing went wrong and that this was the weird eyebrow look she was really after all the time.

The Dotted Eyebrows

Bad Eyebrows

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it once again; “The world has gone utterly mad”. At least this woman has the good sense to look completely embarrassed about sporting horrible dotted eyebrows.

More Tattoos

Bad Eyebrows

This is what I believe experts called a Dapper Gentleman. Our hero decided to replace his god-given brows and replace them with a tattoo saying “wrongfully…convicted”. I wonder if the hair eventually grows back over the words when you do this.

The Wide Eyebrows

Bad Eyebrows

Wow, those beasts are big, aren’t they? In case you weren’t already aware, eyebrows are useful for keeping things like rain and sweat out of your eyes. With beauties like these, this lady will have dry eyes even if she stands under Niagara Falls for a couple of hours non-stop.

The Complete Package

Bad Eyebrows

This is the kind of face which fathers see in their nightmares, accompanied by their daughter’s sweet voice saying, “So, this is, like, my new boyfriend. Isn’t he a honey?” The most intriguing thing about this hunk of manliness is that his eyebrows aren’t even the scariest bits of hair on his face.

The Fish Eyebrows

Bad Eyebrows

I have called these fish eyebrows but I’m not even sure that’s what they are. No matter what they are, this fine young lady decided that they would be a good addition to her natural charms. Who am I to argue?

The Painfully Thin Eyebrows

Bad Eyebrows

As a rule of thumb, having eyebrows which are thinner than your earrings isn’t a great look. It’s not rocket science or anything; just putting your brain into gear before pencilling on really bad eyebrows like these.

The Bushy Eyebrows

Bad Eyebrows

I love these eyebrows. In fact, if eyebrow transplants ever become a feasible beauty treatment option I will rush to my nearest surgeon with this photo. Actually, I‘ve just checked it out and discovered that eyebrow transplants really exist. Hold me back. Please.

The Plant Eyebrows

Bad Eyebrows

I’m all for going back to nature and being green, I really am. I even hugged a tree at the weekend and got a warm glow from it. However, I don’t believe that it is completely unreasonable to draw the line at replacing my eyebrows with plants. In this case, the plants in question help to bring out the, err, the alluring green eye makeup, I guess.