Friday, July 24, 2015

Snow Mowing - Innovative use of remotely controlled gadgets

Remotely controlled gadgets are fun to handle - specially flying small to big and even very big air planes - I have shared videos of some very big air planes models being remotely flown. But this is all for fun for hobbyists who take a day off, after assembling their gadgets and planes and go to green pastures to enjoying a flying day.

But this is only hobby. But what if a utility is also added to these remotely controlled gadgets to help in assisting one's manual work? Say when it snows and one has to shovel one's drive way froma sheet of snow?

I recently came across a video on Facebook and was fascinated by the innovative use of a RC gadgets - in this case a small RC earth mover assisting in clearing the driveway from the snow. Although this small gadgets cannot remove snow piled up over the night - but keeping in view its size and capability, the idea is not bad at all. Rather I would say extremely innovative and creative.

See the video below:

¡Así lo hace cualquiera jajaja! #CircoMEGA
Posted by El Circo on Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Well this is one small effort - and as I said far larger air planes are being flown by hobbyists, this tiny snow mower can also be built bigger for more strenuous work and removal of far heavier pile of snow. 

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Be attractive - build your muscles

A few weeks ago, I shared a post about body building and body shaping. The post was a instant hit because many around the world take pains to shape their bodies to look attractive and handsome. And surely, a well shaped body always draws attention, specially in high schools when boys are growing and want the prettiest girl to be their closest friends.

In my previous, I shared a diagram which elaborated the tips about the entire body as a whole. The post today specifically centres on muscle building with peculiar reference to the biceps, triceps and forearms. 

If you are trying to build your arms and biceps, do not forget to follow the tips given in the diagram given below:

Master Your Muscles Best Arm Exercises

If you want to know more about body shaping, do visit the site: Decibel

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Innovative flower pots

Gardening is one of the most loved and adopted hobbies around the world. My wife too is an avid Gardner and is always looking for novel, creative, artistic, aesthetic and innovative ways to make her garden look attractive and beautiful.

While she knows much more than I how to garden, I use my skills at computer to find new ways and methods to help her design her garden.  Recently I came across some very imaginative and creative flower 'pots' which I thought I must share for all my readers who love gardening to try some of these at their home to make their gardens adorable and attractive.

Here are some of the creative flower pots I found at Funzug and am sure you would like these to try:

These are just a few - for more see here

Photo credit: All photos have been shared with exclusive permission of

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

First ever hi-definition image of Pluto show huge mountains made of water ice

Good news for sky gazers and hobbyists who love astronomy - Image of Pluto with 10 times the resolution of anything ever seen before has been unveiled by NASA reveal huge 11,000 feet high  mountains mad of water ice.

NASA's New Horizons, that made its closest approach to Pluto on 14th July after 3 billion-mile journey that took 9.5 years, has sent back these amazing HD images of the distant planet Pluto.

The remarkable image, released alongside new pictures of Pluto's moons Charon and Hydra, provides evidence that geological activity is still taking place on the icy world.

Pluto (right) and its moon Charon (left)

Scientists were awe-stricken to see these huge mountains mountains as high as those in the Rockies that likely formed 100 million years ago - mere youngsters relative to the 4.56-billion-year age of the solar system.

NASA says they may still be in the process of building.

Watch the video below:

Photo | Video: NASA
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Friday, July 3, 2015

Handstand at the edge of 3000 feet high cliff

Man has always been restive all along his life. It is his this inborn ability that makes him undertake amazing feats of physical fitness and endurance that amaze the onlookers. Whether it is climbing the Everest or jumping down from a skyscraper or wandering in the wilderness to test his physical enduring limits - we find man everywhere with awe inspiring experiences every now and then.

Just today, I came across one such man whose video was shared at the Facebook who did a handstand - not on plain ground, but on the edge of a 3,000 feet rugged cliff and then parachuting down and landing on the edge of a lake below. 

Now this is some test of one's abilities as such a feat over rugged mountains with stone boulders jutting out, which could be fatal and dangerous for anyone attempting the feat right from the edge of the cliff. But it is people like this dare devil that we see some of the most exciting and dangerous acts to our amazement.

Watch the video below and see how someone could gather guts to do a handstand from the edge of a cliff and then have a free fall over the boulders which could cause him bones breaking fatalities - but he still dared!!

Who likes doing hand stands :) Do you think you would want to do one on the edge of a 3,000 foot cliff :)
Posted by Jeb Corliss on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Patrick Macnee - The John Steed of The Avengers dies at 93

Macnee with Diana Rigg - the main stars of The Avengers

Those who watched TV in the 60s would remember Patrick Macnee - the main character of the TV serial The Avengers. Well if you remember him, he is no more as he dies at 93.

Patrick Macnee starred in the Avengers as John Steed, a secret agent, just like the 007. His female co partner Diana Rigg appeared as Miss Emma Peel. Both made an outstanding pair in the serial that ruled the TV world throughout the 60s - in black and white. 

Patrick Macnee was educated at Eton College, he served in the Royal Navy during World War Two, working on torpedo boats in the English Channel and the North Sea. After the war, he worked as an actor, taking on a number of small roles in film and TV.

Read more about Patrick Macnee at The Independent

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The last surviving U-Boat 995 Type VII-C

While in Kiel , Germany, I am always looking for historical places to visit. Since Kiel was, and still is, a major shipping port of Germany during the WW-II and was also home to one of the biggest ship building city, specially the submarines or the famous U-Boats. And I was happy to know that one of the last surviving U-Boat 995 type VII was docked near the naval museum in the town of Laboe, not far from Kiel. So on a rather cold and windy day, we boarded the bus to Laboe to visit the U-Boat.

 The welcome sign to Laboe - that reads: Laboe harbour is more than just sea

We reached Laboe alright - but the language problem was one big hurdle in getting to know the directions to the U-Boat. This consumed a lot of time to finally find someone who could point in the direction - but that was a long walking along the beach in cold and windy almost evening. Had we known that there was a lot of walking, we could have come earlier. 

So we walked and walked and when finally reached the Naval Museum, the museum had closed and so the boat too. So we had just time before the evening to see the museum (below) and the boat from the outside.

Laboe Naval Memorial (above), also known as the Laboe Tower - the 72 meters high tower wit an observation deck on top was constructed by 1937 in the memory of German sailors who died during WW I 

And the U-Boat: This particular U-Boat 995 Type VIIC class was commissioned in 1943 and had the honour of sinking three ships, one auxiliary ship, one war ship and one another. At the end of the war, the boat was at the Norwegian port Trondheim and surrendered to the British. It then became part of the Norwegian Navy, called Kaura. It retired from the active service in 1965 and was sold to Germany, and thus became part of the Laboe Naval Memorial in 1971.

 Posing in  front of the massive boat

While for me the U-Boat was a thriller, the youth was enjoying para gliding in the windy Baltic Sea. We hurried back as it was almost evening and we had a bus to catch to reach back Kiel.

However, we had time to visit a few souvenir shops - and from one of these I bought a replica of U-Boat that now lies atop the computer speakers of my desktop - reminding me of a memorable visit!!

Originally posted in my blog Jaho Jalal at:
Jaho Jalal: Laboe, Germany – home to the lone surviving U-Boat

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Keep your camera ready always - you may catch something stunning (Video)

Photography is one of the most adopted hobbies around the world. Everyday tons of photos are shot and uploaded on the net, some really stunning, awesome and leave the viewers awe stricken.

However, the best photos are those which are taken when many like to watch a catastrophe happening or an accident taking place. There are few who choose to freeze the moment or even make a video.

It takes seconds for an aviation disaster to occur and withing a few seconds more, the debris fall on the ground or sea - the moment is too short to capture. But those who always keep their cameras ready, may capture a moment of lifetime.

It is not necessary that any viewing may end up in an accident, but a casual viewing, shooting or a video may become priceless if an accident occurs.

I just came across this video by an amateur photographer, who made a video of two aircraft performing a routine above the skies of Alba Adriatica  on Italy's east coast.

While one of the pilots of the aircraft was lucky to survive, the other wasn't and perished, sadly.

Watch the video below:


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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The hobby of body shaping

[Photo: Pixabay]

Yes - body shaping and making it muscular is hobby of many around the world. Not only men, but a large number of women too like to tone their bodies into muscles to have a well toned bodies. Sometimes this hobby turns into many opting for professional body building and become world famous body builders and exhibitionists.

However, this hobby is not that simple as body toning and muscling requires strenuous exercises and routine to adhere to. Besides it also requires proper diet that aids in making and maintaining muscles for long time.

But how to go about it - if you are thinking to kick start a muscle building and toning programme? Well if this is done methodically after knowing how many muscles our body has and how each requires a different technique to shape and build.

See the diagram below and know how each muscle is build and how each muscle requires a skilled exercise programme:

Master Your Muscles

Amazing isn't it? This is the world of body building and muscle making - take it step by step under professional guidance to shape up yourself!!

Diagram courtesy: Decibelnutrition

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The remotely controlled battlefield

The RC hobbyists have fathomless imagination and innovative mind. We have been sharing the remotely controlled fighters, ships and cars in our previous posts - but this video on a remotely controlled battlefield stopped me and thought of sharing it with my readers who love remotely controlled gadgets.

See how a battlefield has been simulated with tanks rolling, crushing the objects that come their way and airplane bombing. 

One can see the battlefield smoke and cannon firing. This is really classic.

Watch the video below:

Video courtesy: FinalCutKing

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Five pre world war antique cars found in Texas barn

Vintage cars are always a a fantasy for the art collectors around the world. But what if someone finds five perfectly preserved cars in a barn?

Well as luck would have had it, a Texas car collector has made the discovery of a lifetime in an Austin barn - a trove that might fetch $700,000 if pout to auction.

As reported, the unique collection consists of three Cadillac built between 1932 and 1938, a 1923 electric model from the defunct maker and a 1908 REO Model G Boattail Roadster.

The cars found in the barn are owned by a man who moved to Texas from Wisconsin in the 70s. It is said that the owner always intended to fix up the vehicles, but never found the time.

Watch the video below:

Read more at Daily Mail

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