Judging by the number of commercially successful movies of the cataclysms and catastrophes, pop-culture fascinated with the idea of doomsday. The film "28 Days Later," Danny Boyle’s Britain and its neighborhood devastated virus. In "2012" and "Armageddon," threatens the Earth a huge meteorite. "The Day After Tomorrow" tells of the terrible sudden climate change.
In fact, life arose on Earth about 3.5 billion years ago, very fragile, and death – a normal part of its history. Of the four billion species have existed on the planet, 99% have disappeared. Over the past 500 million years mass extinctions have occurred five times – in these times, the reasons are not fully understood, disappeared more than 75% of cash.
At least one mass extinction occurred partly because of what might be called the end of the world in Hollywood style. If a large asteroid hit the Earth, it could cause earthquakes and tsunamis around the globe. In addition, the explosion in the atmosphere has risen so much dust that the sun would have been closed for several years, and then the plants would die, and with them, and those who ate them. It is believed that 65 million years something like this took place after the fall of the meteorite with a diameter of 10 km in the area of modern Mexico. Read more »
In this very hard to believe even those who in that fateful day standing on Westminster Bridge and saw it svoimisobstvennymi eyes a man walking on water! Some of them tried to rub his eyes, thinking that it’s an optical illusion, the other on the contrary enjoyed the sight and tried to put it on everything that caught his arm – on the phone, camera, and even the registrar. What else should people? Bread and circuses. Bread for the British slihvoy enough, but the spectacle is not so much pleased with the power people.
Unconventional Briton Steve Frain, known for his magic bells and whistles-illyuzionisticheski long famous as the identity of the mysterious ibezumno talented. That Steve Frain, known in his many talk show under the stage name – Dynamo, decided to indulge in this day people with their unusual new trick. But that day it just hit the audience, forcing the British to pick up their saggy jaw along the bridge …
Last week, in front of Parliament in London right on the river Thames was possible to observe a fascinating spectacle. Perhaps it was the only day for many years, when the crowd was not in line for tickets to the famous London Eye (London Eye), and all the locals mixed with tourists occupied the whole of Westminster Bridge and watched as the man walks by the Thames.
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In the past few years in Japan, rumors of the existence of ice in Antarctic waters, giant humanoid, called ningyo. Even though these rumors are sometimes referred to a genre of legends, information itself is rather curious.
Opening the whalers
The story begins with the fact that the Internet forum 2channel in Japan was posted a few posts with information that a blogger learned from a friend working at a government research program lives of whales. This program, called JARPA, launched in 1987, when Japan was under pressure from the International Whaling Commission ended in Ceske waters antarkti commercial whaling.
Opponents of JARPA argue that its true purpose – extraction of whale meat for Japanese restaurants and supermarkets. Indeed, within the framework of the rising sun kills in the Antarctic and north-western Pacific Ocean more than 800 whales. And so, disguised as scientists whalers allegedly met in the southern latitudes rusalkopodobnyh huge cetaceans.
In November 2007 edition of Japanese magazine «My», devoted to the study of supernatural phenomena, published an article which contained reflections on the possibility of living in the southern seas unknown giant creatures. Thus, the problem was recognized. Read more »