Nestled in a deep pocket of forest that lies off Thailand's electrical grid, villagers in Pa Deng have become early adopters and evangelists for an unusual alternative energy source: poop. After successfully lighting up their homes with solar panels and stoves fueled by cow dung, the villagers are now clean energy crusaders in a gas-guzzling country that overwhelmingly relies on fossil fuels. It was a friend from Myanmar who first told 44-year-old Wisut Janprapai that faeces could be used to power a cooking stove. "At first…
WASHINGTON: Apple's chief executive Tim Cook offered part of his liver for a transplant to Steve Jobs before the company co-founder died, but the offer was rejected, a new book states.
We have often heard stories of people claiming to come alive again after their death, stories of people turning to zombies, but this is one story which you can’t just call fiction. A Haitian man Clairvius Narcisse claimed that he was alive all these years even while he was being buried alive. The story goes that in 1962, Clairvius Narcisse went to the hospital to get a checkup after feeling extremely sick. Doctors diagnosed him with disorders including hypo-tension and pulmonary edema. Clairvius later said that he…
It is a folktale known to most people — the story of a man dressed in multi-color (“pied”) clothes who agreed to remove an infestation of rats from the German village of Hamelin and, after not being paid for his services, lured the children out of the village as revenge.
TEHRAN: A beggar arrested in Iran Wednesday had millions of rials (thousands of dollars) in his pockets and a great deal more in two bank accounts, an official said.
The brain is definitely the most complex organ in our body, and it is very hard to understand. By now, we have most of it figured out when it comes to this organ. Yet, there is so much information surrounding it that a person always gets to learn new things about it. This is why we decided to stray from the traditional facts surrounding the brain, and introduce you to 5 mind-boggling facts that you may not know. 1 - The Brain is More Active When You are Sleeping A lot of researches suggest that the reason why we dream is…
PARIS: Mountain-climbers have made a grisly discovery in the Mont Blanc range of the Alps - the body of a young climber preserved in ice for 32 years.