Monday, September 28, 2020

Incredible Pakistan, yet not much known — Part II

Rukn-ud-Din Abul Fatah 1251 to 1334 was a widely loved scholar and became head of Suhrawardiya Sufi sect founded by his father Baha-ud-Din Zakaria. The structure is built entirely of red brick and timber. The building has two octagonal lower storey’s strengthened by buttresses an supporting massive spired dome almost 20 metres in diameter, and has a total height of over 30 metres. The interior and exterior are decorated with garters of glazed tiles in blue and turquoise laid in regular geometric bas-reliefs.

Incredible Pakistan, yet not much known.

The Noor Mahal is a beautiful palace built in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. It was built in 1872 like an Italian chateau on neoclassical lines, strangely at a time when modernism had set in. There are various stories regarding its construction. According to one belief, Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan IV had the palace made for his wife. However, she was there for one night, only as she happened to see the adjoining graveyard from her balcony, and refused to spend another night there and so it remained unused during his reign.

Divinely Designed Churches.

Jesus Christ didn't need fancy churches, but thank goodness that some people didn't listen too well and built magnificent buildings to glorify God. Today, there are thousands of churches: some small and simple, whereas others are humongous and ornately decorated.

World’s Weirdest Record Holders.

World’s Weirdest Record Holders


Brazilian Elaine Davidson, who holds the Guinness world record for being the woman with the greatest number of body piercings - 1903 altogether - pokes her finger through her tongue at the Tate Modern art gallery in London, November 11, 2003. The gallery held an event on Tuesday to mark the release of the 100th millionth copy of the Guiness World Records books.

Things You Never You Never Thought had Names.

COLUMELLA NASI - The bottom part of the nose between the nostrils. DRAGÉES - Small beadlike pieces of candy, usually silver-coloured, used for decorating cookies, cakes and sundaes. FEAT - A dangling curl of hair. FERRULE - The metal band on a pencil that holds the eraser in place. HARP - The small metal hoop that supports a lampshade.

George Carlin – comedian – could write something so very eloquent.

This is a masterpiece. If you have not read it, take the time to read it now. GEORGE CARLIN (His wife died a short time ago .....and George followed her, dying July 2008) Isn't it amazing that George Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so very eloquent...and so very appropriate. A Message by George Carlin: The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints.

Montana resident now world's oldest man.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – Walter Breuning learned to read by kerosene lantern, remembers his grandfather telling him about fighting in the Civil War, and cast his first presidential ballot for Woodrow Wilson. The 112-year-old resident of Great Falls, Mont., apparently became the world's oldest man when 113-year-old Henry Allingham of England died Saturday. Breuning was born Sept. 21, 1896.

Noah's Ark has been found

- By Martin Wrote for The Observer, January 16th 1994. LONDON -- Noah's Ark has been found on the Turkish-Iranian border, 32 kilometres from Mount Ararat, according to the leader of a team of scientists that has been investigating the site for six years. The Turkish government is so convinced by the findings that, after years of intransigence, it has designated the site one of special archaeological interest and agreed to its excavation next summer. The remote site contains a buried, ship-like object, resting an altitude of 2,300 metres. At 170 metres long and 45 metres wide, it conforms almost exactly to the 300 cubit by 50 cubit boat that God told Noah to build, according to Genesis 6 in the Bible. On surrounding terrain, the American and Middle Eastern scientists have identified huge stones with holes carved at one end, which they believe are "drogue-stones," dragged behind ships in the ancient world to stabilise them (See Pic 3.) . Radar soundings indicate unusual levels of iron-oxide distribution.

Cases of Extreme Weather Changes.

Most people have experienced their fair share of “strange weather.” It may have been a snow flurry in May or 70-degree afternoon in December, but either way unnatural weather often catches us off guard. This is a list of ten cases of extreme weather, all of which resulted a new record, and it covers a broad spectrum of weather such as temperature, rain, snow, wind, and ice. The picture above is from an advanced Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model that was developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and it shows a 36-hour precipitation estimate from Tropical Depression Ernesto in 2006.

Bermuda Triangle Mystery.

In an article in the Sunday Times, Norman Miller has stated that the conditions responsible for the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle ( which lies between the West Indies islands and the south-eastern coast of USA could provide the answer to the world’s energy crisis. The energy source is methane gas and there are no alien spaceships or suburbs of Atlantis here.
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