Monthly archives: June 2015

Science teacher from India holds 48 individual world records for stuffing objects into his mouth, including five golf balls, 79 grapes and 92 pencils

Dinesh Upadhyaya holds 48 individual records for putting objects in mouth This includes records for holding 92 pencils, 79 grapes and 12 lit candles The 6ft, 6in tall science teacher said daily practice was key to his success He aims to ‘break all possible mouth stuffing records as soon as possible’ A man nicknamed ‘Maximouth’ for his ability to stuff huge amounts of objects into his mouth has broken another […]

Great Wall of China disappearing: Reports

Beijing: A considerably long stretch of the Great Wall of China has disappeared due to natural erosion and unchecked human activity in the absence of preservation measures, says a report in Beijing Times. Research conducted by the China Great Wall Society showed that only around eight percent of the Great Wall built in Ming dynasty — the most visible section of the Great Wall today — are well-preserved. The report […]

A year of terror: ISIS kills over 3,000 in Syria since declaring ‘caliphate’ – report

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has executed more than 3,000 people in Syria alone, of which 1,700 were civilians, since the group proclaimed themselves as a caliphate on the territories of Syria and Iraq as of June 29, 2014, a monitor group said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group told AFP it had documented a total 3,027 confirmed executions by IS, including 1,787 civilians, 74 among of […]

Geneva beer the world's most expensive

Geneva: With an average price of $6.32 for a 330 ml bottle, Switzerland’s second largest city of Geneva has the most costly beer on the planet, a media report said on Tuesday. According to a study conducted by travel website GoEuro, Hong Kong ranked second with $6.16 per 330 ml bottle, Tel Aviv came third with $5.79, Oslo followed at $5.31 and New York with $5.20, The Local news portal […]

Can't get enough sleep? You may have calcium deficiency

  If you are having trouble getting a sound sleep, you may be having calcium deficiency, according to a new study. The study, which finds that calcium channel is a key to deep sleep, also gives clarity on both normal and abnormal waking brain functions. “It is the same brain, same neurons and similar requirements for oxygen and so on. So what is the difference between these two states?” asks […]

Clamorworld Exclusive: Impact Of Greek Crisis On India

  As the deadline for the first payment tranche ends today, global markets are in a state of flux. Fears of Greek exit from the EU and uncertainty about the outcome of the referendum that the Greek Govt has decided to hold on July 5 has resulted in wide spread risk aversion and flight to safety across global markets. From Japan to US, the risk of contagion and the strategies […]

Dog days no more: Saket strays find mother figure in rag-picker

New Delhi: Adjacent to the PVR Anupam miltiplex in south Delhi’s Saket neighbourhood stands a tin shack on wooden slabs and decorated with a few torn rugs. In and around this shanty, stray dogs can be seen walking around like disciples of a holy saint. The shanty belongs to Pratima Devi, who looks older than her 61 years. She has lived here for more than three decades and is a […]

June 30 will be a second longer: Scientists explain why

Strictly speaking, a day lasts 86,400 seconds. On June 30, the day will officially be a bit longer than usual because an extra second or “leap” second will be added and Nasa has an explanation for this. “The Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing down a bit, so leap seconds are a way to account for that,” said Daniel MacMillan, Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. This is the […]

Tanned. Rested. Ready' - Bobby Jindal's 2016 US Presidential Campaign Slogan

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: “Tanned. Rested. Ready.” That is Indian-American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s new 2016 presidential campaign slogan and the “tanned” part is supposed to be a reference to his skin tone. “The liberal media that developed this week was disgusting: Apparently Bobby isn’t brown enough for them,” wrote Timmy Teepell, Mr Jindal’s campaign manager, in an email to supporters. Well, this will make the left even more upset. We […]