A stray cat was discovered in the village of East Harling, U.K. He recently surprised his rescuers who claimed that they were shocked when they discovered he had three ears.
The “sneaky” 11-year-old cat has been dubbed Brian, after the owner of a local tire garage business, according to Molly Farrar, the manager of the rescue that helped catch Brain, called Feline Care Cat Rescue.
Farrar said, “We set up a trap, and when we caught him this past Monday, we were completely astonished to see he had an extra ear. I’ve seen all sorts of cats with missing or extra parts- cats with three legs, cats with a missing eye, cats with missing toes, but never an extra ear!”
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Everyone in the UK will have their internet activity stored for a year by service providers, due to its new surveillance law plans.
“Police and intelligence officers will have the ability to see the names of sites people that have visited without a warrant”, according to Home Secretary Theresa May.
However, there would be new safeguards over MI5, MI6 and the police spying on the entirety of individuals’ web content and use.
May told MPs the proposed law was necessary in fighting crime and terror.
Security services argue they must access large amounts of data in order to help them monitor any suspected foreign terrorists or criminals that could potentially pose a threat to the UK.
You don’t have to inherit your money to be wealthy nor successful. Some people work so hard to make a living, and end up really blessed to have their gifts shared with the world. Here are 6 of the wealthiest female entrepreneurs you didn’t know about:
Elizabeth Holmes is the CEO of Theranos, a blood test company. She founded the idea at just 19 years old, while studying chemical engineering at Stanford University. As of 2014, Holmes has a total of 18 US patents and 66 non-US patents in her name. She has an estimated net worth of $4.6 billion.
When we travel, we’re generally used to going through huge crowds of people, and moving to several corners of each airport, as though they were a city within a city. Thankfully, that isn’t the case with all of the airports in the world. In fact, some of them are so small, you won’t believe they’re actually real. Here are 5 of the smallest airports in the world:
The Barra Airport in the Barra Island, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, is the only beach runway in the world to that handles scheduled airline services. Although it’s a bit of a shack on the beach, Barra offers travellers plenty of parking, car rental facilities, as well as public transport that serves the remainder of the island. The shortest runway (of 3) at Barra is only 680 metres.
It’s generally thought that owning a car is the most expensive form of transportation that could possible be owned. In some parts of the world, however, even public transportation, especially trains, can be a huge burden on one’s wallet. Here are 7 of the most expensive forms of transportation:
New York City, United States
In the Big Apple, if you want to take the train, you’ll have to shell out $85.98 on a ticket, making this the most expensive train ticket on our list. New York City is known to be stupidly expensive, but it seems like taking the train is much more of a hassle than the metro, which is faster, anyway.
There’s no doubt that humanity is a dynamic and unique race. The fact that we accept and nurture mental disorders is a great thing. Everyone has their share of phobias and conditions alike, to various extents. However, there are some conditions that aren’t quite common, and therefore are seen as bizarre. Here are the 10 most bizarre mental disorders:
This disorder is characterized by the delusional belief that a place or location has been duplicated, and therefore either has been relocated, or exists in two or more places simultaneously. For example, a person with this condition may believe that they are in actually not in the hospital to which they were admitted, but rather an identical-looking hospital in a completely different part of the country, despite this thought being completely false.
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Not everyone has a knack for languages, and it’s not their fault either. However, for those of us who really seek intellectual challenges, it’s highly recommended to learn another language, especially those that are considered to be the most difficult…ever. Here are 7 of them:
Arabic is thought to be difficult mainly because of the fact that words are read and written from right to left, which is unlike a majority of languages. Pronunciation can sometimes be very difficult, and the vowels and script can take a while to pick up and use properly. Additionally, Arabic has root words, which permeate into other contexts and meanings of different words and can be confusing.
In today’s day and age, with equality and anti-discrimination laws, it is shocking to hear that women still need to work an extra 65 days per a year to earn the same salaries as men. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics with figures taken from its yearly report, states that this is the difference of a $284.20 per week.
A majority of employers aren’t aware of the fact that they aren’t paying equally to both genders in a similar roles. Some surveys have suggested that part of the reasoning behind this, is that 63% of men are more likely to ask for a raise, while just 48% of women are likely to do the same.
While most of us know that the best way to lose weight is to cut out booze, science suggests otherwise. Red wine drinkers, listen up, because this information is beyond relevant to you…and to that belly of yours. Here are 6 reasons why you should be drinking red wine to lose weight:
Keep Blood Sugar At Bay
According to a 10-year study by Harvard Medical School, it has been proven that premenopausal women who drink 1-2 glasses of wine a day are 40 percent less likely than women who don’t drink wine to develop type 2 diabetes. While the reasons aren’t entirely clear, wine seems to reduce insulin resistance in those who are diabetic.
You may think that your home is clean and you and your family are the only residents, except for the occasional spider. A closer look will probably reveal that your home is infested with a variety of creepy creatures that may just leave you cleaning obsessively for weeks. Here are 7 of the most common creepy creatures that live in you home with you.
Also known as a common house borer, this beetle burrows into wood and feeds on starch in wood grain. Adult furniture beetles lay their eggs into cracks in wood or old exit holes. The eggs hatch after about 3 weeks and the long, white larva spend the next 3 to 4 years burrowing through the wood before bursting to the surface to lay eggs and continue the cycle. These beetles don’t seem to like live or fresh wood and, instead, prefers seasoned sapwood timber.
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When people hear about Germany, they probably think of delicious beer and excellent cars. From an outsider’s point of view, Germany is the land of perfect streets and flawless infrastructure. With a population of more than 82 million people, the residents are extremely patriotic, too. Not many people would leave Germany to work or live someplace else. With nearly 700 zoo gardens, aquariums, parks, animal reserves, safari parks and bird parks, Germany is a country with diverse fauna and flora. Here are a few of the things we think Germans do best.
The Zoologischer Garden in Berlin is the largest in the world. Germany is also famous for its philosophers – Nietzsche, Kant and Hegel. Here are 7 things that Germans do better than other people.
Germany designs, engineers, manufactures and produces some of the world’s finest cars. With a yearly output of almost 6 million cars, Germany is Europe’s leader in car manufacturing since 1960. Right now, the country’s production is the 3rd highest in the world. Vehicles designed by Germany won many international awards over the years, including ‘International Car of the Year’, ‘European Car of the Year’, and ‘World Car of the Year’. Porsche 911 and Volkswagen Beetle won 4th and 5th place for ‘Car of the Century’.
Why is Germany so acclaimed for its car engineering? Whether you drive a used BMW, used Mercedes or even a Mercedes convertible or a sleek new Audi convertible, you probably already know that two brilliant German engineers basically created the modern day car back in the 19th century. Everything started when Nikolaus Otto and Karl Benz developed the internal 4-stroke combustion engine. By 1901, Germany was making 900 cars per year, and in 1926 Daimler-Benz emerged. It was the predecessor of Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz, and they started producing the acclaimed Mercedes-Benz.
In the present day, 7 marques and 5 German companies dominate the auto industry in Germany: BMW AG, Volkswagen AG (with subsidiaries Porsche and Audi), Daimler AG, Ford, and Adam Opel AG. On an annual basis, Germany produces 6 million cars and nearly 5.5 million are manufactures outside of the country by German brands. Next to China, US and Japan, Germany is the 4th car manufacturer in the world.
Corruption thrives in all countries around the world. Many people are cynical and they are rarely surprised at the thought that a nation has a disappointing government. In fact, we all know that the world is packed with dishonest people who have purely selfish intentions. Over 50% of the world’s population strongly believes that corruption is a severe problem and less than one third don’t believe that something can be done to ward if off.
Here are 7 of the world’s most corrupt countries in 2014.
Somalia has been home to all sorts of pirate groups that kept attacking ships off Africa’s Horn. Traveling to this country is not encouraged, and most ships boating in the area are advised to avoid sailing near the coast.
In September 2014, the government of Somalia launched a campaign called “The Public Awareness Campaign”, meant to prevent corruption and bribery in the public sector and reinforce good governance.
When you think of Russia, what comes to mind? Perhaps you imagine colorful buildings in Red Square, the ice and snow of Siberia, and extremely cold temperatures.
Russia is the largest country in the world, and perhaps most intimidating when you think about its size. Consisting of 6.6 million square miles, its landmass is almost twice that of the United States. Russia spans across Asia and into Europe, touches sixteen other countries and shares two maritime borders. Only China has a longer border. Russia is home to the ninth largest population, and it operates the eighth largest economy.
A land of wealthy natural resources, Russia has vast stockpiles of uranium (about 50% of the world’s supply), natural gas, oil, diamonds, coal, and gold. Imagine reaching out across that many miles to collect those resources in one place!
What you don’t know is there’s more to Russia than frozen tundra, elaborate architecture, and beautiful onion-shaped domes on buildings.
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The odds are you’ll see cars that are worth about $20,000 to $40,000 on average when you’re at your local car dealership. You’ll also see some options that are less expensive when you go out to used car lots.
But have you ever noticed how expensive some cars can really be? There are many cars on the market right now that are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Naturally, you might not be able to actually afford one of these cars. You may not even be able to find them as they are often in limited production.
Of course, these cars have their own special reasons as to why they are so expensive. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the most expensive cars in the world.
Bear in mind that we didn’t include classic cars that were on the auction block. Also, the cars on the list are all street-legal vehicles. In other words, the $3.3 million McLaren P1 GTR is not on the list because it was designed with racing purposes in mind.
Porsche 918 Spyder – $929,000
The Porsche 918 is a hybrid sports car that was first introduced in 2013. It is a limited-production vehicle as there are about 918 units on the market right now.
The 918 Spyder is the most expensive variant as it comes with a value of $929,000. This car has a V8 engine at 608 horsepower and uses a seven-speed auto-shift manual transmission. It also features twenty-inch magnesium wheels and an all-wheel drive feature. The rear wheels can adjust themselves while the vehicle is turning. Cruise control is included alongside a built-in navigation system that can be found right on the car’s dashboard.
This vehicle is a hybrid gasoline-electric unit. It can travel as far as nineteen miles off of its battery before it has to use any gas. The vehicle can still go at 20 mpg on city roads and 24 mpg on the highway.
This vehicle also has a carbon fiber polymer body, thus making it light in weight while keeping the drag down.
Everyone wants to get rich fast, although some people’s expectations are just impossible to meet. Believe it or not, there are effective ways to become wealthy and enjoy a comfortable lifestyle, however some sacrifices must be made for that happen. Are you willing to make sacrifices? Do you have what it takes to get over failure, get up and move on? Because the road to prosperity is paved with a lot of obstacles and the pursuit of wealth can be destructive, especially when you don’t know how to handle it.
How do you become a millionaire quickly? Whether we want to admit it out loud or not, most of us believe that money CAN buy happiness. Wealth gives people stability; it helps them feel protected and secure. Here are 10 smart money tips that will help you become rich sooner than you expected.
Save and invest, don’t just save for the sake of saving
Many people save money for the sake of saving. They keep it someplace at home and they don’t want to invest because they don’t want to lose it. Of course you can lose money if you make bad investments. Fortunately, there are smart ways of boosting your initial amount without having to take unnecessary risks. Start by placing your money in a secured account with a good interest rate. The more you can put away, the more you will be able to save over time. Don’t use it for anything, no matter what happens, and you will quickly build a healthy fund for your new life.
If you choose to invest in a venture, be careful and consult with a financial or business advisor in advance. Talk about the good, the bad and the ugly, and be aware of the risks of investing in different types of funds. Usually the funds with higher returns are riskier.
Investing recklessly or based on fear will often result in you losing your money.
Asia, the world’s largest and most spectacular continent in the world covers 30% of the Earth’s land area. Packed with majestic travel attractions, abundant wildlife and diverse people, Asia is a unique travel portal that will leave you speechless. Breathe in deeply and allow your senses to explode with excitement.
From India’s farming villages to the extravagant cityscape of Tokyo, the beautiful Asian continent offers spectacular contrast and variety. Unlike any other continents, Asia is a spiritual region; infused with gods of the present and gods of the past, this land’s ancient spirits will draw travelers into a world they didn’t even know exists.
Throughout Asia’s countries you’ll come across the wisdoms of Buddhism, the rules of Islam and the deities of Hinduism and Christianity; packed with incredible shrines, temples and scared places, Asia is a peaceful place where tourists come to relax, unwind, meditate and pray. Ancient wonders abound – from China’s Great Wall and Angkor’s temples to the marvelous hidden attractions of Afghanistan, Myanmar and Nepal, Asia is a buzzing continent with a lot more to see and explore than meets the eye. Considering everything we just said above, here are 14 of the most incredible Asian countries you must visit before you die.
Asia’s most dreamlike country, Indonesia, is an archipelago that boasts nearly 17,000 islands. The people here speak 300 languages, so let’s just say we’re talking about a nation that’s quite intriguing. Whether you’re thinking of exploring Java’s territories or you’d like to walk through the wild regions of Bali, Indonesia’s diversities will definitely leave you speechless. On your adventure throughout the country’s islands you’ll see unusual lands, incredible scenery and even far-fetched attractions.
Everything about Indonesia is spectacular. With a number of people that goes beyond 245 million (the 4th largest in the world), Indonesia is a territory of many people, cultures, artworks, customers and traditions, foods and more. Most people associate Indonesia with Bali; one of the more prominent islands. Everything about Bali is exquisite – the tropical land, the beaches, the water activities, the accommodation facilities, and the people. The diverse culture and rich wildlife of Bali will make your trip to Indonesia become a memorable travel experience.
The essence of this beautiful region lies in its myriad of temples, traditional people and customary dances.
Rail transport has revolutionized urban development and the spread of ideas for generations. Railway networks are almost ubiquitous and they remain popular options for billions of people who rely on them to commute to work; transport goods to markets and reconnect with friends and family.
Some regions have more developed railway networks than others and, in this article, we’ll tell you about the 7 busiest train stations in the world. These train stations are intersections of ideas, communities and cultures. Interestingly, each of the top 7 busiest train stations are in Japan.
7. Nagoya, Japan
The Nagoya train station is the 7th busiest train station in the world and one of the largest train stations by floor area. This station hosts the Central Japan Railway Company’s headquarters and features two towers. The office tower rises to 55 floors with the hotel tower rising to 59 floors.
The current station complex was completed in December 1999. Both it and the area surrounding it are officially called Meieki in Japanese. This station is one of the busiest terminals for the high-speed Tokaido Shinkansen train with more than 200 000 passengers for that train each day.
This station accommodates 17 lines with six island platforms for the Tokaido Main Line which is one of the biggest railway lines in Japan and operates in parallel with the Shinkansen line.
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There are people in life that want peace and quiet, a house, a family and regular 9-5 job. There is nothing wrong with this lifestyle, yet there are many people that dream of pursuing a less conventional life. If you are one of those people that want to move away from the regular career choices, you are likely to be a free spirited, confident person that is more interested in internal rewards over making money. If your soul is getting nourished you are happy.
If you are in a 9-5 job and wishing you could follow your dreams, there is a way! Find out what type of unconventional careers you can have and see where your passion lies.
Most of us remember being young and telling our friends or family that we were going to be a famous singer when we get older. For most of us, we stop pursuing this dream and get lost in the more conventional career thoughts of being a lawyer or doctor.
However, the music scene can be an extremely attractive lifestyle. If you have money to chase your dream then this might be your next career move. Late nights, dark bars and lots of experimentation with your music and style is what a lot of musicians experience when they are starting off.
This isn’t a career that you need the best education or the most privileged backgrounds, being able to play music is a talent and that is priceless. With more and more TV talent shows being made to help people achieve their dream, it has become much easier to actually become a musician these days.
If you have the courage to stand on stage and potentially get ridiculed in front of millions of viewers by mean judges, then you might just have what it takes to become a musician.
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The fast food industry has boomed over the past two decades and has caused more health problems than ever before. Diabetes, cholesterol, depression and heart attacks are just a few that have been linked to poor diets. Obesity is no longer a growing concern, it is a dangerous concern for many countries around the world.
Previously only attributed to Western countries, the obesity problem has shifted to many developing countries that adopt the Western lifestyle. Put away your chips and chocolate, here are 9 of the worst affected countries with the highest obesity rates in the world.
Trinidad and Tobago
This beautiful set of islands actually has some of the worst obesity rates in the world. In a paradise location, it is estimated that around 30% of the population are overweight, especially in children.
Worryingly, this obesity problem has increased in a very short period of time.These types of health problems are causing huge debts in the Caribbean island, which is now reported to reach $5billion a year in medical expenses.
The rich food diet and the laid back island lifestyle has all impacted on this young generation’s weight problems.
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Do you live in a country that provides its citizens with the best healthcare in the world? We researched which countries offer the best healthcare and the results will probably surprise you because many of the countries you’d expect to see on this list of 7 Countries with the Best Healthcare in the World, don’t make the grade.
Like other countries on this list, Israel has universal healthcare and all citizens are required to be members of a medical insurance plan. Citizens join one of four health care funds and have the option of purchasing additional health cover.
Despite only passing its National Health Insurance law in 1995, Israel has maintained a socialized healthcare system since the State of Israel was founded in 1948. All citizens are entitled to the same basic Uniform Benefits Package, regardless of which fund they are members of. Treatment is available to all citizens, regardless of whether they can afford it.