Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Magic Mountain Hotel

Location: Huilo Huilo, Chile

The Magic Mountain Hotel in located in Huilo Huilo, a private Natural Reserve in the Los Rios region of Chile. The antique appearance ends with the exterior however, as the interiors are done up in luxury. There are only 9 rooms, named after bird species found in the area. Each of them overlooks the thick forest and wildlife outside, including toucans, iguanas, pumas and lizards. Guests even get a glimpse of a real-life volcano from the hotel – the enormous Arenal Volcano. Outside the rooms the special services provided to guests are definitely worth a mention. Hot tubs made out of huge tree trunks, overlooking the forest are a major tourist attraction at Magic Mountain, as is the world’s longest zip line running through the grounds

Did you know...?

Chinese Soldiers stick needles to their shirt collars to keep ideal postures during military parades...!!


In Japan, farmers of the Zentsuji region found a way to grow cubic watermelons, by growing the fruits in glass boxes and letting them naturally assume the shape of the receptacle. The square shape is designed to make the melons easier to stack and store.

BRAVE PEOPLE - The operation on himself (!)

Leonid Rogozov was born in a remote village in Eastern Siberia, just 17 km from the Soviet border with Mongolia and China, near Manzhouli. His father was killed in World War II in 1943. In 1953 he completed his studies at a secondary school in Minusinsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai and was admitted to the Leningrad Pediatric Medical Institute (now Saint Petersburg). After graduating in 1959 as a general practitioner, he started clinical training to specialise in surgery. In September 1960, at the age of 26, he interrupted his training and joined the sixth Soviet Antarctic Expedition as a doctor.

From September 1960 until October 1962, Rogozov worked in Antarctica, including his role as the sole doctor in a team of thirteen researchers at the Novolazarevskaya Station, which was established in January 1961.

On the morning of 29 April 1961, Rogozov experienced general weakness, nausea, and moderate fever, and later pain in the lower right portion of the abdomen. All possible conservative treatment measures did not help. By 30 April signs of localised peritonitis became apparent, and his condition worsened considerably by the evening. Mirny, the nearest Soviet research station, was more than 1,000 miles from Novolazarevskaya. Antarctic research stations of other countries did not have an aircraft. Severe blizzard conditions prevented aircraft landing in any case. Rogozov had no option but to perform the operation on himself.

The operation started at about 22:00 on 30 April with the help of a driver and meteorologist, who were providing instruments and holding a mirror to observe areas not directly visible, while Rogozov was in a semi-reclining position, half-turned to his left side. A solution of 0.5% novocaine was used for local anaesthesia of the abdominal wall. Rogozov made a 10–12 cm incision and proceeded to expose the appendix. General weakness and nausea developed about 30–40 minutes after the start of the operation, so that short pauses for rest were repeatedly needed after that. According to his report the appendix was found to have a 2x2 cm perforation at its base. Antibiotics were administered directly into the peritoneal cavity. By about midnight the operation was complete.

After a brief period of postoperative weakness, the signs of peritonitis disappeared. Rogozov's temperature returned to normal after five days, and the stitches were removed seven days after the operation. He resumed his normal duties in about two weeks. The self-surgery captured the imagination of the Soviet public at the time. In 1961 he was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour.

In October 1962 Rogozov returned to Leningrad and started doing a PhD (kandidat nauk) at his alma mater. He was awarded the PhD degree in September 1966 with the thesis "Resection of the esophagus for treating esophageal cancer". In later years he worked as a doctor in several hospitals in Leningrad/Saint Petersburg. From 1986 until 2000 he served as the head of the surgery department of Leningrad/Saint Petersburg Research Institute for Tubercular Pulmonology (Санкт-Петербургский научно-исследовательский институт фтизиопульмонологии).

Rogozov died on 21 September 2000 from lung cancer.

A poor boy loved a rich girl.....!!

One day the boy proposed her. Then the girl said, "listen! your monthly salary is my daily hand expenses. Should I be involved with you? How could you thought that? I will never love you. So, forget me 'n get engaged with someone else of your level."

But somehow the boy could not forget her so easily.

10 years later.

One day they became face to face in a shopping center. The lady said, "Hey! you! How are you? Now I'm married. Do you know how much is my husband's salary? Rs. 2 lac per month! Can you imagine? 'n he is also very smart."
The guy's eyes got wet with tear by hearing those words.
After few minutes her husband came before the lady could say something to the guy, her husband started to say by seeing the guy.
"Sir! You here? Meet my wife." Then he said to her wife, "I'm going to assist a project of sir, which is of Rs. 200 crore. 'n do u know a fact? Sir loved a girl but he didn't get her. That's why still he is unmarried. How much lucky the girl was. Isn't it? Now a days who can love like that way?"
Moral: Life is not so short. So, don't be so proud of yourself and damn others. Situations change with time. Every one should respect others love. — with Girish Bhardwaj and 21 others.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cinema on the water (3 photos)

On the island of Yao Noi, in southern Thailand, opened a cinema right on the water. It consists of two platforms and is nestled in a quiet bay in the cliffs.

The French village of the time of Galileo

La Roque-Gageac - a village located in the region of Aquitaine. The village is part of the association's most beautiful villages in France. La Roque-Gageac located along the Dordogne River, 8 km south-west of Sarlat-la-Canéda.
People came here in prehistoric times. In memory of themselves they have left carvings on the stones.
In the Middle Ages in La Roque Gageac had 1,500 residents. At the time, lived mostly fishermen. In this village is the mansion of the family Tarde, surrounded by a circular tower. Here lived the Italian Giovanni Tarde, a botanist, a friend of Galileo. The estate was built in the 12th century. During the Hundred Years' War, the village has suffered a bit, but the castle is still challenging time.
January 17, 1957 part of the rock falls on the village of La Roque-Gageac, destroying six houses and a barn, blocking the road. Three people were killed.
January 9, 2010 piece of rock fell on the house again.
June 3, 2010 at the beginning of tourist season, there was a threat drop 320 tons of rocks, hanging over the village. Was made evokuatsiya people and made ​​the tension networks on the rocks. Following the work done in La Roque-Gageac rediscovering July 10, 2010, and people were able to return home. But it is still opastnost falling rocks.
Villages have their own special micro-climate because of the rocks, which obscures the province from north winds. This allows to grow tropical plants in the street, creating a special charm to this place.