They say it's a joke, but, is it?

sljivovicaA biology teacher wished to demonstrate to his students the harmful effects of alcohol on living organisms. For his experiment, he showed them a beaker with pond water in which there was a thriving civilization of worms. When he added some alcohol into the beaker the worms doubled-up and died.
“Now,” he said, “what do you learn from this?”

An eager student gave his answer.
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Piano stairs at Stockholm metro

A giant piano keyboard lays on the stairs of Stockholm’s Odenplan metro station.

”Take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator and feel better” is something we often hear or read in the Sunday papers. Few people actually follow that advice. Can we get more people to take the stairs over the escalator by making it fun to do?

Volkswagen’s “Fun Theory”

So what’s the result? See for yourself:

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Dust cloud over Sydney

sydney dust cloudThe inhabitants of Eastern Australia, Sydney amongst others, woke up to find themselves involved in an unexpected orange dust cloud caused by desert winds that complicated the daily activities.

The health department urged people to stay home as far as possible and predicted that the chaos will continue tomorrow.

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22. Belgrade Marathon tomorrow

Some 1200 contestants from 40 countries have applied for tomorrow’s 22. Banca Intesa Belgrade Marathon, one of the most popular marathons in Europe. They will be joined by at least 20 thousand citizens participating in the Trka zadovoljstva (Fun Run) race that has a humanitarian goal – buying a ticket that costs about 2,5 € (3$) helps an UNICEF program School free of violence. Besides the Fun Run race there are the half marathon (20 km) and marathon (40 km). Same as previous years, the favorites are Kenyan athletes.

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San Alfonso del Mar – biggest pool on Earth

World’s largest swimming pool is the 1km long artificial lagoon at San Alfonso del Mar resort, Algarrobo, Chile. This giant pool has a few brilliantly designed private beaches made to resemble a tropical surrounding, with numerous palms and white sand. The beaches have small docks for sailboats and kayaks, and it the water is pumped from the Pacific ocean. Part of the resort is the Blue Spa, the first spa center in Chile. Continue reading

Breast Cancer – Young Women

Although many people believe that young women don’t get breast cancer, the fact is they can and they do. One in every 229 women between the ages of 30 and 39 will be diagnosed with breast cancer within the next 10 years.

The statistics that surround younger women and breast cancer are frightening. Although only a small percentage of all new breast cancer cases each year involve women aged 40 and younger, breast cancer is still the leading cause of death for women between the ages of 15 and 54. The number of young women diagnosed each year with breast cancer is between 11-12,000. Close to 1400 of those women will die each year. A lot of young women and their doctors do not realize that they too are at risk for this disease. Continue reading

Golfing in Puerto Vallarta

Seemingly overnight, Puerto Vallarta has become a world-class golf destination, boasting seven outstanding golf resorts. Some of the world’s greatest golf course architects have designed courses for this tropical paradise in the last decade, including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf and Robert von Hagge, who with 11 courses south of the border has become Mexico’s most esteemed golf course designer. Continue reading