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Kesaria, World's Largest Buddhist Stupa

Kesaria is located in the district of East Champaran 40 km from its headquarters Motihari. It is reported to have the tallest and the largest Buddhist Stupa in the world, following its discovery in 1998 through excavation by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

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Rising to a height of 104 feet, and much reduced than its reported original height, it is still one foot taller than the famous Borobodur Stupa in Java. The Stupa is located near the town of Kasaria, 120 km from Patna, capital of Bihar. Via bestcoolfun




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World's Fastest Shopping Cart by Ryan McFarland

What a useless but funny gadget, but still... people invent these. This invention of Ryan McFarland (also known as Lord of the Homeless) is made especially for those who likes sports and shopping but have no free time for both. The secret is simple: the inventor took the front tire off his bike and replaced it with a shopping cart. So now you can enjoy outdoor sports! More than that, this funny construction looks very sweet and raises yours spirits and those of surrounding people.

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This simple gadget makes it possible to haul big amounts of products that you usually purchase in the market. Though the cart is in front of the bike it doesn't limit your view. It is also important to mention that the steering is limited that makes it possible to keep the balance and not fall over. So you can begin learning to ride the bike with this one and don't be afraid of a wonky wheel.

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You can take it with you on a picnic. Just imagine: a whole family riding these gadgets. Healthy, funny and comfortable! So I can propose a name for such invention: Healthy body & Healthy soul!

I could also advise those people who travel around the world by bikes to use this invention of Lord of the Homeless, because the cart can hold a lot of things that are necessary for this kind of trip but you will say no to it when you ride it for the first time. GadgetReview




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The Most Used Shortest Word in English

the English language might enjoy this. It is yet another example of why people learning English have trouble with the language. Learning the nuances of English makes it a difficult language. (But then, that's probably true of many languages.)

There is a two-letter word in English that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is 'UP.'

It is listed in the dictionary as being used as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v].

It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?

At a meeting, why does a topic come UP ? Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends and we use ! it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car.

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At other times the little word has a real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.

To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.

And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is choked UP.

We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP !

To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP , look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions

If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.

When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP . When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it wets UP the earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP.

One could go on & on, but I'll wrap it UP , for now........ my time is UP, so time to shut UP!

Oh...one more thing:
What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you do at night?
U P

Don't screw UP. Send this on to everyone you look UP in your address book. Now, I'll shut UP.

Via : funzug.com




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World’s Largest Ice-Cream Cake

Yesterday, Canadian company Dairy Queen has set a new world record by making the world’s largest ice-cream cake in Yonge and Dundas Square, Toronto.

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It took 100 people over a year to plan the event, but after 30 years and 52 million ice-cream cakes sold, this was the perfect way to celebrate, according to Denise Hutton, vice-president of marketing at Dairy Queen Canada. Dozens of chefs worked around the clock using over 9,000 kg of ice-cream, 91 kg of sponge cake, around 136 kg of icing and Oreo crumbles, to beat the former world record, a nearly 8,000 kg ice-cream cake made by China, in 2006.

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After the cake was completed and acknowledged by the Guinness Book of Records, pieces of it were served to the crowd gathered in Yonge and Dundas Square, with 100% of suggested donations going to Children’s Miracle Network. “When else can eating ice cream cake help to fund medical care, research and educational programs so that Canadian kids have access to world-class care? It’s the best of all worlds – a delicious treat and a great cause.” said the charity’s Paul Lethbridge.



Via : Odditycentral.com




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World’s Most Expensive Popsicle

Marquis Los Cabos luxury resort, in Baja California Sur, Mexico, offers its guests the most exclusive popsicle they’ve ever tasted, priced at 1,000 US dollars.

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So what makes a simple popsicle cost so much money, apart from the chance to savor poolside in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Well, rich people tend to have a soft spot for gold, so the world’s most expensive popsicle contains 24 carat gold and Tequilas Premium Clase Azul Ultra, a special brand of tequila which sells for $1,500 a bottle. The frozen treat is served poolside, on a classic plastic stick, with some gold chocolate coins. Although salt would have been much more appropriate for a tequila popsicle, this one contains sugar, to take the edge off.

If you don’t have a sweet tooth and real gold flakes don’t impress you enough to throw a whole grand on a popsicle, the guys at Marquis Los Cabos will gladly serve you a simple shot of Tequilas Premium Clase Azul Ultra for a mere $500.

Via : Odditycentral.com




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World's Smallest Car Made By Perry Watkins

World's smallest car made by British inventor Perry Watkins, the “Wind Up” measures just 41 inches high, 51 inches long and 26 inches wide and is now listed in the Guinness Book of World Records with a license to drive on public streets. It can drive 37 miles per hour and even has seat belts.

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Watkins used a coin-operated children's ride, which he repainted, for the body and repurposed a chassis from a Shanghai Shenke quad bike. He used rear tires and wheels from a Honda Monkey motorcycle.The front wheels were custom-made to fit tires from a 1939 Brockhouse Corgi paratrooper’s mini motorcycle. Watkins has even affixed a revolving key to the back of the car to give it the appearance of a wind-up toy.

Watkins is not new to building odd vehicles; he has also invented the “Flatmobile,” the world’s lowest car.

Via : vigltd.blogspot.com




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The Widest Mouth on the Planet

Francisco Domingo Joaquim, a 20-year-old man from Angola, has a shockingly elastic mouth. It’s so stretchy, in fact, that Joaquim has earned a Guinness World Record for possessing the widest mouth on the planet.

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The word “wide” almost fails to do this mouth justice. It measures 17 centimeters — 6.69 inches — across. Joaquim, also known as “Chiquinho,” can fit an entire soda can in there — sideways! — with ease. Not only that, he’s got enough room to spare that he can even spin the can with his tongue and quickly pop the can in and out of his mouth.

Talent-scouting Guinness World Record researchers discovered Chiquinho’s special abilities and almost swooned when they had an opportunity to measure his gaping maw. Chiquinho’s jaw seems to unhinge, python-like, exposing rows of straight white teeth.

Via : msnbc




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QTvan Caravan, World's Smallest Caravan

It can be towed by a mobility scooter, measures just 2m by 75cm and is being suggested as a way of bagging a spot for the Royal Wedding… meet the world's smallest caravan. Despite the diminutive measurements the £5,500 QTvan caravan still boasts a full-sized bed, a 19 inch television, a drinks cabinet and tea making facilities.

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Optional extras include solar roof panels, a SKY TV satellite dish, a games console, extra-wide wing mirror for mobility scooter and custom paint jobs. And makers say the mini caravan is so small that if you need anything else, you could even tow it into a supermarket… though don't expect to get there too quickly, it has a top speed of 6mph.

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A spokesperson for the firm said: "Elderly spectators hoping to bag the best spot on the Royal Wedding procession route, but unwilling to spend a night camping on the pavement, can now buy a caravan designed to be towed by a mobility scooter.

"The QTvan is the world’s most environmentally-friendly caravan. Using a conventional caravan for a ‘staycation’ within Britain remains a relatively green way of taking a holiday.

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"But if the electricity used to charge the mobility scooter is bought from a green provider, the QTvan is entirely carbon neutral." Developed by Environmental Transport Agency (ETA), the caravan was designed to highlight the 220,000 people who use a mobility scooter without breakdown cover.

Via : http://newslite.tv/




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Chapultepec Park, Largest City Park in Latin America

Chapultepec Park, more commonly called the “Bosque de Chapultepec” (Chapultepec Forest) in Mexico City, is the largest city park in Latin America measuring in total just over 686 hectares.

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Centered on a rock formation called Chapultepec Hill, one of the park’s main functions is to be an ecological space in the vast megalopolis. It is considered the first and most important of Mexico City’s “lungs,” with trees that replenished oxygen to the Valley of Mexico.

The park area has been inhabited and held as special since the pre-Hispanic period, when it became a retreat for Aztec rulers. In the colonial period, the Chapultepec Castle would be built here, eventually becoming the official residence of Mexican heads of state.

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It would remain such until 1940, when it was moved to another part of the park called Los Pinos. Today, the park is divided into three sections, with the first section being the oldest and most visited. This section contains most of the park’s attractions including its zoo, the Museum of Anthropology, Rufino Tamayo Museum and more.

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It receives an estimated 15 million visitors per year. This prompted the need for major rehabilitation efforts which began in 2005 and ended in 2010.

Via : forum.xcitefun.net




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World's Biggest Barbeque Grill

“An engineer has spent three months and $12,800 creating the world’s largest barbecue which weighs two tonnes and measures a whopping 16ft across. The gargantuan BBQ – understandably dubbed ‘God-grilla’ – is so big makers say it could be used to simultaneously cook 1,000 sausages, 500 burgers or (if you prefer) two whole cows.

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It’s the brainchild of 31-year-old Jack Henriques who runs the Bespoke BBQ Company and says he already has plans to make a bigger one. However you might want to think about it before ordering one to outdo your neighbors… it takes 14 bags of coal to ignite and can heat up to 500 degrees centigrade.” Uniquedaily




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Smallest Playable Drumset

At the Kansas City Mini Maker Faire, Taylor Jessee introduced me to his one of his latest creations, the Mini Drumset. Dissatisfied with plastic miniatures that look authentic but lack the full sound of real drums, he decided to design his own.

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He spent lots of time perfecting the snare sound with multiple layers of wrap, wire, and sugar, and finding the appropriate materials to produce a good symbol crash- in this case, a sawed-off candlestick holder. Walowa




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The Most Expensive Golf Cart in the World

The name of this expensive golf cart is Garia Soleil de Minuit. The owner the the golf cart is the family of Monaco’s royal. This golf cart has front double-wishbone suspension, cooling drink box, and painted with the colors of consumer choice.

The most special about this golf cart because it was created by the maker Porsche Boxter and Cayman, assembled in Finnish, gearbox was made by companies that produce Ducati gearbox, and the profile of aluminum are made by suppliers to Aston Martin, Jaguar and Volvo, and even four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes have.

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the Garia Soleil de Minuit Edition has features like a roof made of carbon fiber, special paint, leather seats are stitched by hand, and the Alcantara roof lining. Garia starting price for the standard U.S. $ 17,499, it is not including shipping and tax.

The price of this golf cart becomes more expensive if there added refrigerators, film-coated windshield, and various other extra. Well, from the explanation of the most expensive golf cart above, do you interested to buy this limited edition golf cart? Walowa




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The Largest Fountain in the World

The Dubai Fountain is a record-setting choreographed fountain system set on the 30- acre man-made Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of theDowntown Dubai development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was designed by WET Design, the California-based company responsible for the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas.

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Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 25 colored projectors, it is 275 m (902 ft) long and shoots water 150 m (490 ft) into the air, accompanied by a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and world music. It was built at a cost of AED800 million (USD 218 million).

The name of the fountain was chosen after a contest organized by the developer Emaar Properties. The result of which was announced on 26 October 2008. Testing of the fountain began in February 2009, and the fountain was officially inaugurated on 8 May 2009 along with the official opening ceremony of the Dubai Mall.

On 2 January 2010 the height of Dubai fountains has been increased to 275 m (902.2 ft),so the Fountains can reach a height of 275 m (902.2 ft). (Walowa)




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World’s Smallest Postal Service

Operating in San Francisco, the World’s Smallest Postal Service will send your tiny letter to any address of your choice. It will cost you $8. First, your letter will be re-written in small letters. Then it will be placed in a tiny envelope. An the tiny envelope will be packed in transparent envelopes equipped with a magnifying glass for identifying the mailing address. Then it will be sent with the traditional mail.

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Via Walowa