¿Por qué hay fruta de tantos colores?

Detrás de los llamativos colores de la fruta hay una lucha encarnizada por la supervivencia

¿Superó la barrera del sonido Baumgartner?

Un gran evento publicitario que merece ser analizado más profundamente

Los helados y el dolor de cabeza

Ahora entenderás por qué te duele la cabeza al comerte rápido un helado

Otras formas de beber

Algunos insectos disponen de sistemas alternativos muy curiosos

Uno de los suicidios más famosos

Detrás de los azucarillos alargados se esconde una gran tragedia

miércoles, 4 de enero de 2012

The city of ice of Harbin


Every year, during this week, we get pictures of these wonderful ice buildings. They are more spectacular at night, when lights give them different colors.

It is the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. It takes place every 5th January since 1963. Harbin is located in the northwest of China, a very cold area with average winter  temperatures of -16,8ºC. With this temperature ice doesn't have risk to melt.

The size of the ice structures is awesome. In 2007 entered the Guinness Book thanks to the world's largest snow sculpture: 250 meters long and a volume of 13.000 cubic meters of snow.

What always catch the eye are the long ice slides. Slide is never a problem here.

I attach some of the most awesome pictures of the festival.

 



Source:
-Wikipedia

martes, 3 de enero de 2012

The safest mode of transport: the elevator


When someone of my family is afraid to take a plane, I always repeat the same phrase: "it's more dangerous when you are on the way to the airport than traveling on the plane"

There are many statistics published every year about dangers of transportation. What is sure is that plane is always the safest way to travel.

The list of safest means of transportation is this:

1.Plane
2.Ship
3.Train
4.Bus
5.Van and truck
6.Car
7.Motorbike

But there is one thing statistics do not consider: vertical transport. The elevator is also contemplated as a mean of transportation. It is also used daily by millions of people. If you take into account the mortality data of elevator, it would become the safest mean of transport of the world .

Where would be the donkey here?

Source:
Transportation mode comparisons
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