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Real Racing 3: Maximize Daily Bonus

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Running out of R$?

Play the last race (Suzuka Circuit) in Accolade Open with the BMW M3 GT2 ALMS.

Make sure both wifi & data are switched off for an easy victory! 🙂
With the daily bonus of 100% plus free agent to double the income, just one race can earn more than 126,000 R$.

Kevin Richardson – The Lion Whisperer

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Kevin Richardson (The Lion Whisperer)  is a South African zookeeper who has worked extensively with native animals of Africa. He has been accepted into several clans of spotted hyenas and prides of lions.

Richardson has worked with big cats and relies on intuition rather than static rules. He has slept next to, fed, and lived with lions. Along with lions, he has worked with cheetahs, leopards, and hyenas. He prefers lions to any other big cat. His relationship with the animals, however, has not been an instant one. He has known most of the lions he works with since they were cubs. He still continues his bond with Tau and Napoleon, the lion brothers who were his introduction to big cats.

His unique relationship with the genus Panthera has dispelled many myths concerning the care of lions. Richardson demonstrates that lions and animals in general, have personalities, feelings, and are social creatures. His interaction with them shows that, with mutual respect, many species can coexist. That does not mean there are no dangers; Richardson, throughout his career, has had many close encounters.

Richardson rejects the traditional notion that lions should be mastered and dominated, preferring to develop a relationship over time, based on love and respect. “A lion is not a possession; it’s a sentient being, so you must pay attention and develop your bond like with any relationship.”

 

Go Pro: Lions – The New Endangered Species?

“GoPro: Lions – The New Endangered Species?” is a short documentary, that was released November 20 of 2013 in conjunction with Kevin Richardson and the high definition digital camera manufacturer. The film was created exclusively as a part of GoPro’s nine-part adventure series promoting the HERO 3+ camera.

A team of videographers documented Richardson’s interactions with wild lions and spotted hyenas near Pretoria, South Africa This film exemplifies Richardson’s unique relationship with the animals and attempts to create a platform of understanding their distinct personalities.

 

Kevin’s website: http://www.lionwhisperer.co.za/

Text Source: Wikipedia.

Virgin MVR-02

The Virgin MVR-02 is a Formula One racing car designed by Wirth Research for Marussia Virgin Racing, and used by them during the 2011 Formula One season. Like its predecessor, the Virgin VR-01, the MVR-02 was designed entirely with computational fluid dynamics, with Nick Wirth’s design studio doubling their CFD capacity ahead of the 2011 season. The addition of the “M” in the car’s chassis designation reflected the team’s new owner, Russian sports car manufacturer Marussia Motors. The car was unveiled in London on 7 February 2011, and was driven during the racing season by returning driver Timo Glock and debutant JĂ©rĂ´me d’Ambrosio.

 

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Long Boat Racing

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Long Boat Racing along River Kwai at Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

 

Long Boat-Racing Festival is arranged every year during Thai Buddhist Lent Period (about September or October) on days that river tide is highest. The festival will be held by local people beside rivers from provinces which big rivers pass by such as Phisanulok province, Phichit province has Nan River and Ang-Thong province, Ayutthaya province, Pathum-Thani province has Chao-Phraya River. Boats, which they use on the festival, will be chosen and made from auspicious trees of each area’s believing. They train and prepare rowing-crews to be most fit and ready for being their agent of the festival.

Long Boat-Racing Festival is one of Thai traditions which has been arranged continuously since Ayutthaya time (about 600 years ago) for preparing and making morale, courage and strength to rowing-crews, as every Thai men were power of the country, for a war which could began anytime from aggression.

Text source: Link


Video of the race:

Thailand Road Trip – Part 3 – Phuket

Part 1  – Kanchanaburi

Part 2  – Khao Sok National Park

 

We continue our journey to Phuket and arrive at SansukoVille Bungalow Resort in Phuket Town to our resort – SansukoVille.

Day 6: John Gray’s Sea Canoe full day trip.

The rates quoted by this tour operator are too high compared to others. But, the only problem is in disparity they have in the rates!

They quote 3,900 THB per person for the Hong by Starlight trip on their website and if you contact them directly.
They offer the same trip at 3,450 THB (or even lesser) when you book through your resort or hotel!
In a way, they offer better rates when middlemen are involved!

Apart from the above, the trip is a unique experience, with less than 20 members in the boat!

read more…

Get off the merry-go-round!

Here is the situation

You are on a horse, galloping at a constant speed.

On your right side is a sharp drop-off.

On your left side is an elephant traveling at the same speed as you.

Directly in front of you is a galloping kangaroo, and your horse is unable to
overtake it.

Behind you is a lion, running at the same speed as you and the kangaroo.

What must you do to get out of this highly dangerous situation?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Get off the merry-go-round and go home 🙂

Rural Salesmen

Rural Salesmen – Salesmen with their wares and a loud speaker attached to their bicycles (for marketing) , cycling on the highway towards the next village, West Bengal, India.

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Link to photograph on Flickr.

Neighbors

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Small huts at the parking lot of a hotel in Kharagpur, India.

Probably for the hotel staff/guard.

Link to photograph on Flickr.

Fan Disease

Check out this product brochure image from an online shopping site – www.naaptol.com.

Ordinary Fan: Produce a violent wind flu impact is not smooth, easy to dizziness, occur fan disease.
Bladeless Fan: No trace of impact, more stable, more comfortable.

 

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Product Description: 

Change the structure of the traditional fan, wind focus zoom, soft air, close to the natural wind. It is safe and reliable touch worry. All the reach of mechanical rotating structure, worry free touch. A variety of functions, use of a machine. It has built-in stereo microphone, anytime, anywhere listening to music, carefree communicate. it is compact and convenient, at any time exclusive. It has USB interface for power supply to all digital equipment, convenient universal, applicable to a variety of place, at any time exclusive. Beautiful atmosphere, new fashion, Home design philosophy, both practical and beautiful. It is energy saving and environmental protection.

Some key features of the product: 

  • Safe and leaves
  • Simple, one-button star
  • 100% of the natural wind, containing oxygen ions
  • No leaves, wind sense without shocks, more comfortable and more healthy
  • Security, no high-speed rotary blade
  • Easy to clean, no shield and blade-free demolition clean

Pale Blue Dot

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The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 spaceprobe from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles, 40 AU) from Earth, as part of the solar system Family Portrait series of images.

In the photograph, Earth is shown as a fraction of a pixel (0.12 pixel in size) against the vastness of space. The Voyager 1 spacecraft, which had completed its primary mission and was leaving the Solar System, was commanded by NASA to turn its camera around and to take a photograph of Earth across a great expanse of space, at the request of Carl Sagan.

 

Carl Sagan:

From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

Image Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons.

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