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Are You Ready To Take The Earth Hour Challenge?

By Meera Dolasia on March 25, 2011
Are You Ready To Take The Earth Hour Challenge?

This Saturday, don't surprised or alarmed if your city, neighborhood or street suddenly goes dark for an hour, starting at 8.30pm, local time. It is not because of a natural disaster nor is it because these people haven't paid their electricity bills - They are simply joining the millions of people to celebrate Earth Hour, by turning off their lights and other electrical devices for 60 minutes.

Meet Drew Beaumier - The Human Transformer

By Meera Dolasia on March 25, 2011
Meet Drew Beaumier - The Human Transformer

Drew Beaumier has been an avid Transformers fan every since he can recall. Therefore, it was not surprising that a few years ago, when he was between jobs, he toyed with the idea of making money by entertaining tourists, dressed up one of the alien robots.

Brave Nine-Year Old's Heroic Act Saves Sister

By Meera Dolasia on March 24, 2011
Brave Nine-Year Old's Heroic Act Saves Sister

To say that nine-year old Anaiah Rucker is a hero is an understatement, because there are truly no words to describe this young girl, who saved her younger sister from sure death, while putting her own life on the line.

Panama Surfer's Amazing 41.3 mile Wave Ride!

By Meera Dolasia on March 23, 2011
Panama Surfer's Amazing 41.3 mile Wave Ride!

Anyone who has ever tried surfing, knows how taxing it is to ride a wave that lasts just a few minutes. Therefore, you can only imagine how hard it must have been to ride one that lasted for an astounding 41.3 miles, whilst battling some pretty rough water and wind conditions.

700-Year Old Chinese 'Mummy' Looks Surprisingly Spiffy!

By Meera Dolasia on March 23, 2011
700-Year Old Chinese 'Mummy' Looks Surprisingly Spiffy!

While preserving or mummifying the dead is normally associated with the ancient Egyptians, it seems to have been a ritual followed by many other cultures too. Earlier this month, Chinese workers digging to expand a road near the city of Taizhou, in China's Jiangsu Province, stumbled upon an exciting discovery - three wooden tombs, which when opened not only revealed treasures from the past, but also, an amazingly well-preserved mummy - complete with face, hair and even eyelashes.

Let's Celebrate World Water Day

By Meera Dolasia on March 22, 2011
Let's Celebrate World Water Day

Happy World Water Day! Celebrated on March 22nd each year, this day highlights the importance of fresh water, a basic necessity that is still elusive for over a billion people all over the world. Initiated by the United Nations in 1992, the theme changes each year, to highlight the most pressing water issues.

Video Of The Week - A Day Made Of Glass

By Meera Dolasia on March 21, 2011
Video Of The Week - A Day Made Of Glass

We all know that life in the future will be full of interactive gadgets. However, will they be as cool as what Corning Inc., the world leader in specialty glass and ceramic products has envisioned in the video below? We sure hope so!

Former US Sumo Wrestling Champion Completes The Los Angeles Marathon

By Meera Dolasia on March 21, 2011
Former US Sumo Wrestling Champion Completes The Los Angeles Marathon

While a marathon time of 9 hrs, 48 min and 52 seconds may not seem that impressive, it is when you consider that it was done by a man whose primary sport used to be Sumo wrestling. In fact, just the fact that he completed it, has earned 40-year-old Kelly Gneiting, who weighs 400lbs, a place in the Guinness Book of Records, for the heaviest person to ever complete a marathon.

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