Happy Birthday, WWW! Here are 25 things the Internet made obsolete.

Happy Birthday, WWW! Here are 25 things the Internet made obsolete The World Wide Web as we know it turns

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How the Flexible Straw Was Invented

The drinking straw was invented by 3000 B.C., as attested by Sumerian artifacts. Until very recently, these straws were tubes from plant stems, such as rye. Besides dissolving in water, these straws often added unwelcome plant flavors to drinks. In 1888, Marvin Chester Stone patented a waxed paper straw that didn’t add a grassy flavor to drinks, and these quickly replaced plant straws. But we would have to wait a few more decades before straws became flexible.

Flexible Straw Was Invented

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Proposed space shuttle missions that might have happened.

A look at some of the gutsier and goofier proposed space shuttle missions that might have happened.

But just imagine if they had.

 

Proposed space shuttle missions that might have happened.

 

The U.S. space shuttle fleet is set for retirement following the launch of Atlantis, scheduled for mid-July. In all, the fleet will have flown 135 missions, the first in 1981, but there were many more on the drawing board. With scrubbed missions that included daring rescues, in-orbit satellite snatches, and dangerous explosives, you can see why some of these didn’t make the cut. But just imagine if they had.

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Know your Drink – Single Malt, Blended Whisky, Cognac

What is single malt?

Single malt is so-called because the malt comes from a single distillery. It is a whisky refined by a single distillery, using malted barley as the only grain ingredient. Each distillery has its own distinct taste, flavour and style and single malts bear that. Some world-renowned single malts are Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie, Glenlivet, Glenkinchie and if you move into the rarevarieties, PortEllen ,Dalmore, Glenfarclas, IsleofJura, Knocdhu, Lagavulin,Laphroig, Macallan,
Oban,Taliskar, Cragganmore. Enjoying a single malt is a connoissseur’ s job and you have to learn to be one. A single grain, as distinct from a single malt, is a grain whisky made at one distillery, while the single malt is made with barley.

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Male-Female Brain Differences

Male-Female Brain Differences

What kind of brain do you have? There really are big differences between the male and female brain, says Simon Baron-Cohen, director of the Autism Research Center, Cambridge University. In his new book, the Essential Difference: Men, Women and the Extreme Male Brain (published by Penguin) Baron-Cohen shows that, indisputably, on average male and female minds are of a slightly different character.

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Why Does My Body Do That?

Learn the common causes behind your body’s little quirks

Whether uncomfortable, embarrassing or just plain weird, there are some pretty funky things that our bodies do. Curious about the causes of such reactions as hiccups, goose bumps and eye twitches….

Read on to discover the common reasons for peculiar bodily functions.

Yawns

Yawns

If your body is low on oxygen, your mouth opens wide and tries to suck more in. Yawning is a way to regulate the amount of carbon dioxide and oxygen in your blood. Unfortunately, yawns are nearly impossible to stifle.

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Certain aromas can help lift your mood and energise you

Certain aromas can help lift your mood and energize you.

Aroma can change mood.

Studies suggest that our sense of smell is 10,000 times more precise than our sense of taste. In fact when a scent is detected, it sends a signal to a part of the brain that controls memories and emotions. This is why the smell of popcorn reminds you of the movies or a whiff of coffee brings memories of early mornings. A scent can also help lower stress levels, improve mental and physical health, ease pain and curb insomnia.

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Needle Can Save The Life Of A Stroke Patient.

THE LIFE OF A STROKE PATIENT

From a Chinese Professor.

Keep a syringe or needle in your home to do this… It’s amazing and an unconventional way of recovering from stroke, read it through it can help somebody one day.

This is amazing. Please keep this very handy. Excellent tips.

Do take a minute to read this. You’ll never know, ones life may depend on you.

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Swine influenza-Transmission-Signs and symptoms-Prevention-Treatment

Swine influenza (also called swine flu, hog flu, and pig flu) is an infection by any one of several types of swine influenza virus. Swine influenza virus (SIV) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs. As of 2009, the known SIV strains include influenza C and the subtypes of influenza A known as H1N1, H1N2, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3.

Swine influenza virus

Swine influenza virus is common throughout pig populations worldwide. Transmission of the virus from pigs to humans is not common and does not always lead to human influenza, often resulting only in the production of antibodies in the blood. If transmission does cause human influenza, it is called zoonotic swine flu. People with regular exposure to pigs are at increased risk of swine flu infection. The meat of an infected animal poses no risk of infection when properly cooked.

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Siemens Unveils the First Custom 'Green' Electric Chopper

First Electric Bike Made by Famed Orange County Choppers;

Will Be Featured on Hit TV Show and Donated to Charity.

Siemens Unveils the First Custom 'Green' Electric Chopper

NEW YORK, Siemens on Aug 12, 2009 announced that it has teamed up with renowned custom motorcycle manufacturer Orange County Choppers to build the first custom electric motorcycle. The “Siemens Smart Chopper,” which will be featured on the hit TV show American Chopper, was unveiled in an event at the Time Warner Center.

“We wanted to build this unique chopper to raise environmental awareness and reflect what the 69,000 employees of Siemens USA are doing to help America stay on the cutting edge of tomorrow’s green economy,” said Daryl Dulaney, President & CEO of Siemens Building Technologies. “Siemens is already very much a part of the fabric of America, and our portfolio is one of the greenest in the business. Green is not marketing hype for us; it is in our DNA.”

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