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Tornado Of Fire Caught On Tape In Australia



An Alice Springs filmmaker managed to shoot one of the rarest natural phenomena! It is a fiery tornado that occurs when a "pillar" of the hot air down to the ground and causing a fire.
Chris Tangey of Alice Springs Film and Television was scouting locations near Curtin Springs station, about 80km from Ularu, last week when confronted by a fiery phenomenon.

A small fire was burning in nearby bushland, so Mr Tangey decided to start filming. He caught the sight of his life. A twister touched down on the spot fire, fanning it into a furious tower of flame. "It sounded like a jet fighter going by, yet there wasn't a breath of wind where we were," he told the Northern Territory News.

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Spassky Cave Church in Russia



On the banks of the Don River, in the picturesque Voronezh region of Russia lies one of the most fascinating tourist attractions this country has to offer - the Spassky Cave Church. It’s believed the first caves were dug into the cretaceous mounts of Kostomarovo before the adoption of Christianity in Russia. Hermit monks would use these austere cell-like spaces to hide from persecution, and it wasn’t until the 12th century that the first rock monastery was carved in the region. Because there is no any historical note, it is difficult to pinpoint the exact date the Spassky Cave Church appeared near the small Russian village of Kostomarovo, but it is now considered one of the most incredible monuments of ancient architecture in Russia.

The Svyato-Spassky Convent in Kostomarovo is an ancient cave monastery located about 150 kilometers south of the town of Voronezh, just 3-hours drive away. There are two churches in these caves: a big Spassky temple with columns and a small St. Seraphim Sarovsky church. The Spassky temple burrows deep into the chalky cliff to form a spacious interior that can house up to 2,000 people.
This church is unique, made by carving a rocky mountain. The style is influenced by Byzantine architecture, but the interior is much more Orthodox style.

This unique and amazing building has a sad story. In the past, the Spassky Cave Church is used as torture chambers the communists against the monks. During communist power they were expelled from church, even one from them was shot.

Those who have visited Spassky Church speak of a fantastic sense of easiness and divine bliss, and it also has a reputation for healing diseases and wounds, helping people make the right decisions and cleansing sins. In fact, there is even a Cave of Repentance inside the chalk church where condemned sinners were once confined to repent for their sins. The sense of easiness may also be influenced by the beautiful natural surroundings that the locals believe look so much like the Holy Land that they named them after it. There is a hill of Golgotha, a Mount Tabor and even a Gethsemane Garden. Local residents believe that place around Spassky Cave Church is a sacred place.

Although famous among Russia’s religious folk, Spassky Church and the cretaceous caves of Kostomorovo remain almost unknown to the rest of the world.















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Jesus’ Wife Mentioned on Fourth-Century Papyrus Fragment


A papyrus fragment dated to the fourth century written on it in the ancient Coptic language, contains a phrase: "Jesus said to them, my wife...". This discovery reopening the debate about whether Jesus was married, as some early Christians believed.

The faded papyrus fragment is smaller than a business card, with eight lines on one side, in black ink legible under a magnifying glass. Just below the line about Jesus having a wife. Below it is a second provocative clause that reportedly says: "She will be able to be my disciple."

The words on the honey-colored fragment are the first to show Jesus referring to a wife, according to Karen King, a professor of divinity at Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who has published several books about new Gospel discoveries and is the first woman to hold the nation’s oldest endowed chair, the Hollis professor of divinity. King presented the finding on Tuesday at the International Congress of Coptic Studies in Rome. The writing in black ink is in the language of Egyptian Christians, on a fragment of about 1.5 by 3 inches (4 by 8 centimeters).

“One of the things we do know is that very rarely in ancient literature was the marital status of men discussed,” King said in a conference call with reporters. “Silence in marital status is normal.” She said in a statement that the earliest claim that Jesus did not marry is from 200 A.D. Early Christians did not always agree on whether they should marry or be celibate.

The fragment does not prove that Jesus was married or that if he was that it was to Mary Magdalene, according to the draft paper. Only women were identified in terms of family relationships, as someone’s sister, mother, or wife, King said. The question of whether Jesus married came up later when people wanted to use him as a model for their lives, she said.

The provenance of the papyrus fragment is a mystery, and its owner has asked to remain anonymous. Until Tuesday, King had shown the fragment to only a small circle of experts in papyrology and Coptic linguistics, who concluded that it is most likely not a forgery. But she and her collaborators say they are eager for more scholars to weigh in and perhaps upend their conclusions.



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A diamond-encrusted dress valued at £3.5 million ($5.67m) unveiled in Ukraine



One of the world's most expensive dresses has sparkled on the catwalk in Ukrainian capital Kyiv.

The £3.5million ($5.67m) dress was created by British designer Debbie Wingham, who embroidered the piece with 50 two carat black diamonds, and weighs 29lb (13 kilograms).

Presented at a show featuring several other diamond-encrusted dresses from Ms Wingham's collection, the black diamond dress received a mixed response from the audience in Kiev. The shimmering number received mixed reviews from the crowd; some said it was ugly whilst others felt it was a real beauty. And whilst the jewels may be impressive, so is the price tag of £3.5million ($5.67m).


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Fisherman survives day at sea in crate after boat capsizes


Defying fate and an end that could have been as tragic as that of Titanic passengers, Ryan Harris of Alaska survived icy waters inside a small plastic fish crate for more than 24 hours before he was rescued.

A 19-year-old fisherman was rescued off the coast of Alaska Saturday after spending more than 24 hours adrift in a 4-by-4 foot plastic fish crate after his boat sank off Alaska. Young fisherman says he gave himself pep talks and sang “Rudolf, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” to keep his spirits up.
His fellow crewmember managed to get into a survival suit and washed ashore on a beach after his own night afloat. A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted Ryan Harris, 19, of Sitka, from his plastic “lifeboat” on Saturday, more than 24 hours after the boat sank on Friday, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported Monday.

Harris and his fishing buddy, 40-year-old Stonie “Mac” Huffman were fishing for salmon two miles off Cape Edgecumbe on Friday. Their 28-foot aluminum boat experienced hydraulic failure, which the men repaired, but they decided to head back to shore anyway.
On the way back, the waters became choppy and their boat was slammed by an eight-foot wave. The boat overturned and the men were thrown into the icy waters with no lifeboat, no life vests and no radios to call for help.

All the men had were two survival suits, a type of waterproof dry suit that protects a wearer from hypothermia in cold water.
Huffman was able to shimmy into a suit after two hours of effort as he held onto a plastic lid. Harris climbed into a four-by-four-foot plastic fish crate, but soon the two were separated by eight-foot tall waves.

The U.S. Coast Guard was notified by relatives of the pair after they did not return to dock that night. Four boats and four helicopters searched throughout the early morning and next day.
Huffman was found by authorities on a beach about 25 miles northwest of Sitka, wearing a survival suit he found in the water and struggled for two hours to put on while losing hold of the plastic lid. Huffman was able to point rescuers in the direction of Harris. Two hours later, and 26 hours their boat first sank on Friday, a Coast Guard helicopter hoisted Harris to safety.

“It’s truly a miracle they survived,” said Sitka Mountain Rescue Director Don Kluting, who helped in the search.
“I never thought I was going to die, but I was worried about Mac,” Harris told the newspaper Monday. “I’m glad to be here.”



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American robot that can run faster than Usain Bolt


The latest version of the Pentagon's robot Cheetah was able to run faster than a man, and not any man - faster than athletes Bolt Useini!
Cheetah Robot is a fast-running quadruped developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA.

During a recent test enhanced prototype Cheetah achieved a speed of 45.54 kilometers per hour (28.3 mph) without losing stability. The fastest man in the world, Usein Bolt, reached a top speed of 44.71 kilometers per hour (27.8 mph) 2009th when setting the world record.

The latest prototype is still powered from an external source using overhead cables, but Boston Dynamics, the company that the Pentagon is working on the development of advanced robots, believes the field test version of the robot in early 2013. year.

"The fact that we have achieved 45 km/h (28 mph) on the treadmill was a challenge and a great achievement, for which we congratulate our team of robotics," said Dr Alfred Rizzi, technical project leader Cheetah.

"Our goal is to create robots that can move freely in the open field and running quickly. Exactly the right version of the open ground we call Wildcat, which should be ready for testing early next year, said Rizzi.



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Scientists are getting closer to the solution of the mystery of invisibility


Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas is one step closer to creating an invisibility cloak like Harry Potter in a movie, using carbon nanotubes (carbon nanotubes - CNT).


CNT has unique properties, such as air density and the strength of steel. They were the subject of constant study and placed into operation in numerous applications. His exceptional ability to conduct heat and transmit it to the surrounding area makes it an ideal material to be used for so-called "Mirage effect", which you can see in the deserts.

Block of lined highly transparent carbon nanotube are heated to high temperatures, with electrical stimulation. They then have the ability to transfer that heat to its surroundings, causing sharp temperature gradation.

Like a mirage, the sudden change in temperature makes light rays to bend around an object by hiding what is behind devices, making it invisible.




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Giant Earthworm Discovered In China



In a province Binchaun County in southwest China was found a snake-like earthworm measuring over 19 inches (a half-meter) long in a house gutter. Li Zhiwei, a Forestry Bureau worker, made the discovery and eventually decided to keep the worm. "It looked like a snake, I looked carefully and found it was actually a huge earthworm," said Li. Li’s neighbors who came to see his unusual find said they had never seen an earthworm that long in their area before.


Biologists said they plan to study the giant earthworm found in Li’s backyard to find out why it was able to grow to such an enormous length. An adult earthworm's measurements vary by species and can range anywhere from 10mm long and 1mm wide, to 3-meters long and over 25mm wide. Environmental factors also influence an earthworm's body size, and they tend to grow longer and larger during humid seasons if they take in sufficient nutrition and have no natural enemies. Biologists plan to study the earthworm found by Li to classify it and identify the reason it was able to grow to its current length.

The discovery is especially cool for Li. He said he plans to keep the giant earthworm in his backyard and raise it as a pet.


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Through the power of the body Terry Crews plays a bunch of instruments!



Some have the talent to play an instrument, some do not. And some just have a bunch of muscle and to know how to use them.



And after you tell how effective vatanje not worth it. And this man, you have to admit, is really phenomenal, no matter how much hearing may or may not he have.



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Strangest Bars in the world



Bar owners have always tried in all ways to attract a larger number of guests. Some believe that the key to success in the authentic decoration or program without equal anywhere.
Many have succeeded in their intentions, and their pubs have become a great attraction for visitors, on the other hand, there are bars that have "missed the topic".
Whatever the case, today can sip a drink in the hospital setting, the tree trunk, a spaceship, the toilet... The waiters were masked as librarians, nurses... In a pub in Birmingham just go fearless guests, as waiters and visitors for years claiming to be terrorized by the ghost who nipping them, and when is Halloween party he smashing bottles of wine, which he does not like!
The Russian edition of the magazine "Forbes" has chosen 10 most unusual bars on the planet.

1. HR Giger Bar (Switzerland)
Drinks with alien
"Alien" in 1980. won an Oscar for special effects, and eight years later, in the Swiss town of Grujere opened one of the most unusual museums of contemporary art. Behind these two projects is the name of Hans Rudolf Giger (HR Giger). It was he who created the alien creatures in Ridley Scott's film, after which he founded the museum which exhibits his best work, as well as works by other painters of fantasy and surrealism. One of the most impressive parts Gigerovih is bar in 2003. made within the museum. Here, they say, drink in order to have the courage. The bar, tables and chairs are made of imitation bone. Every detail makes visitors feel that they are in space or alien spaceship from the movie "Alien"...




2. The Brandy Library (United States)
Librarians at the bar
In New York there are bars for every taste, ancient and modern, in the basement or on the top of a skyscraper ... And at least The Brandy Library and Library of brandy attracts attention with its authenticity. It is arranged as a library. But its not adorn shelves books for more than 900 different types of brandy, rum, whiskey, brandy and liqueurs. The collection includes bars and rare specimens of drinks, such as Armagnac Lagarde 1900. Pierre Ferrand, and Cognac in 1914. The true connoisseurs of drinks can make their own choices about what to drink, and choice can help and professional "librarians". This picture is complemented by the beautiful jazz evenings. With that kind of music and good spirits immerse guests in an atmosphere of old New York.




3. Baobab Tree Bar (South Africa)
Refreshments at the Baobab
Sober is hard to imagine they sit and sip a drink in the tree trunk! But it can be done. This pub is a farm in Limpopo Province in South Africa. It can accommodate up to 60 guests at a time. Family Van Hirden opened the bar in 1993. in a natural hollow baobab tree. Large baobab in Limpopo Province, was no less than 6,000 years! Circumference of 33 to 47 meters, the height is 27 meters and the ceiling in the bar reaches a height of four meters. A selection of drinks, the truth is not very big, and is best-selling beer. In this unusual bar, located in the south of the hottest continent, plus is constant temperature of 22 degrees, and is therefore a popular haven for tourists, but also locals.




4. Bar Faraday (Antarctica)
The most southern pub in the world
British Faraday research station, which began operation 1950th The Galintes the island, was transferred in February 1996. to Antarctica, where he was handed over to the National Antarctic Scientific Center of Ukraine and is given a new name - Scholar Vernadskij. On it for 11 to 15 researchers. But the station is not only famous for his scientific work, but also as the southernmost bar in the world, which is the most difficult to reach. He also became an important stop for tourists, and regularly organize excursions. The bar is equipped with wooden furniture. The choice of drinks is not very big, but there is no place for the discerning, because this is the only bar on the continent. 


 
5. Clinic Bar (Singapore)
Whiskey on the infusion
Damien Hjorsta part admirers, one of the richest contemporary artists of today can be addressed directly to the "clinic". Of course, it is not a right but a Singapore hospital, restaurant, nightclub and bar Clinic. Its design and concept devised Hjorst, extravagant author of diamond skull "For the love of the Lord." The entrance to the bar looks like a morgue, the room look like a hospital room, with curtains of gauze. Chairs replace wheelchairs, waiters dressed in medical uniforms, and dance floor Morphine is made in the form of capsules. Drinks are served in bottles away for infusion, and the food is served in a special medical containers...




6. Hobbit House Bar (Philippines)
Dwarves serve cognac
Restaurant and bar Hobbit House Bar (Hobbit House) opened its doors to visitors 1973rd year. Professor and former Corps volunteer Jim Turner of the world was inspired by Tolkien's trilogy "The Lord of the Rings." Turner was intended to work in a bar people dwarfism and his idea come to life.
The object is changed locations several times, most recently in 2007, and is now in Manila. On the walls hung pictures and posters, inspired by the works of Tolkien, and work as waiters "hobbits." And Beverages and menu are very diverse.



7. Sean's Bar (Ireland)
Beer from 11th centurie
Walking through the streets of Dublin it may be that you do not pay attention to Sean's Bar. From the outside it looks like all the other pubs in Ireland. When you enter, you will see the Guinness World Records certified that this is the oldest bar in Ireland and Europe, and possibly in the entire world. Among its walls people drink for 11 centuries. Namely, when the bar renovated in 1970, during the restoration were found wooden walls, which archaeologists say dates back to the 10th century. In all other respects, this is a normal Irish pub with loud, traditional music, which for hundreds of years, the most popular beverage drinks - beer. 


8. The Bar in Hostel Celica (Slovenia)
Spree in prison
Mansion Hostel Celica in Ljubljana was built in 1882. as a military prison during the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He served in a variety of modes, more than 100 years, until 1991. After the breakup of Yugoslavia was planned to demolish the building, but by a group of 200 people are still preserved. They have received approval from the authorities for the reconstruction, which lasted for 10 years, since 1993. to 2003. Thanks to them, the building received a new look and a new purpose. Was turned into a hostel, and to join forces 80 Slovenian and foreign artists from society Sestava. Bars on the windows remain, but are now painted and decorated. The cells were converted into rooms, each painted by another artist. The yard is a stylish bar.



9. Lagoon Bar (Iceland)
Icy cocktail in the hot bath
Blue Lagoon is major tourist attraction in Iceland due to its healing hot waters. No visit is only those who want to get better, but all the others who love to relax, rest and spend quality time. Within the lagoon there is a bar that serves guests during bathing in the lagoon, offering the widest variety of cold beverages such as energy drinks and various cocktails and other refreshments - ice cream, fruit cups, vitamin cocktails... Such a truly uplifting year, bearing in mind that the water temperature here is around 40 plus, even in winter.




10. Das Klo Bar (Germany)
A toast in the bathroom
Bar, whose name translates as Toilet, fully justifies its name. This is not just sitting on chairs and benches, but also on the WC cups, napkins instead of used toilet paper, food is served from the so-called shovel (vessel in which immobile patients defecate), and sip drinks from the "goose" and tubes. WC cup brushes, and other similar items for the toilet integral part of the interior. This bar has been around for 40 years! Until then, in Berlin there are two such bars, but were sealed. Prices herein are little more than ordinary bars in the German capital, and since that is set in the heart of the city it attracts mainly tourists. 



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