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News Flash! Ancient Penguins Were Red!

By Meera Dolasia on October 4, 2010
News Flash! Ancient Penguins Were Red!

Paleontologists in Peru, who recently unearthed an almost complete skeleton of a penguin that used to inhabit the earth about 36 million years ago, have revealed that the flightless bird used to be reddish-brown and grey, not black and white!

One Million Giraffes

By Meera Dolasia on October 3, 2010
One Million Giraffes

What began as a silly bet between two friends, has morphed into a website with 6 million hits, a 32-page book and most importantly, become a testament to the collaborative powers of the internet.

Surprise! Boat Made From Ice, Melts In Its Inaugural Voyage

By Meera Dolasia on October 3, 2010
Surprise! Boat Made From Ice, Melts In Its Inaugural Voyage

Geoffrey Pyke, a British journalist turned inventor, came up with many wacky ideas. His most famous one was a proposal to build an aircraft carrier from Pykrete - A mixture of water and sawdust - during World War II, when steel supplies were running low. While it was not possible to build it then due to technical difficulties, some brave souls have recenly tried to bring it to life. Unfortunately, the results have been quite disastrous.

Crayola And Coca Cola Join the Green Wagon!

By Meera Dolasia on October 2, 2010
Crayola And Coca Cola Join the Green Wagon!

It appears as though Corporations are increasingly becoming aware of the need to pitch in to try reverse the effects of Global warming. Puma and Frito-Lay started it with their green packaging. Now, Crayola and beverage giant Coca Cola, have joined in with some big initiatives.

Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold - Have Scientists Finally Found The 'Goldilocks' Planet?

By Meera Dolasia on October 1, 2010
Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold - Have Scientists Finally Found The 'Goldilocks' Planet?

It's not too hot, not too cold, not too large, not too small, not too far from its star, not too close . . . . . . In short, it is perfect, should we dare say it? To harbor life! At least that's the opinion of two smart astronomers - And many others seem to agree with them.

This Lizard Runs On Water - Really!

By Meera Dolasia on September 30, 2010
This Lizard Runs On Water - Really!

On a sunny day the Basilisk, named after a mythical Greek character with magical powers, looks like any common lizard as it basks in the tropical forests of South and Central America. Only when startled by a predator, do you see its unearthly ability to run over the surface of water.

A Peak Inside The 2011 Guinness World Records

By Meera Dolasia on September 29, 2010
A Peak Inside The 2011 Guinness World Records

When started as a quest to find the fastest game bird in Europe had today become the world's most sold copyrighted book (a record by itself)! This is not surprising, given that the Guinness World Records is an amalgamation of the most amazing, bizarre, funny and outrageous collection of achievements - human or otherwise. Below, is a sneak peak inside the recently released, 2011 edition.

Video Of The Week - Ready, Steady, Fall!

By Kavi Dolasia on September 27, 2010
Video Of The Week - Ready, Steady, Fall!

Ready, Steady, Fall! Have you ever run in high heels? Think it's impossible? Don't tell that to the 500 contestants, who gathered at New York's Central Park to compete in the 2nd annual High-Heel-A-Thon competition, sponsored by Live With Regis and Kelly.

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