Archive for April 12th, 2012

The top 11 video social network sites


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YouTube

Broadcaster.com

Dailymotion

Metacafe

Vsocial

Springdoo

Hulu

Zannel

Veryfunnyads

Davetv

Vox

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An evil plot to destroy the world. Enjoy! (Logo for Hulu). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Biggest earthquakes since 1900


Area warned by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Cen...

Area warned by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center following the earthquake Español: Área advertido por el Centro de Alerta contra los Tsunamis del Pacífico tras el terremoto (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Area warned by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Cen...

Area warned by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center following the earthquake - The Easter Island littoral's is partially evacuated Español: Área advertido por el Centro de Alerta contra los Tsunamis del Pacífico tras el terremoto Français : Zone alertée par le Pacific Tsunami Warning Center suivant le tremblement de terre. - Le littoral de île de Pâques a été évacuée partiellement. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is a factbox showing the 10 strongest earthquakes recorded since 1900, by order of magnitude as Indonesia issued a tsunamiwarning after a huge 8.7 magnitude earthquakestruck off its westernmost province of Aceh on Wednesday.

May 22, 1960 – Chile - An earthquake of magnitude 9.5 struck Santiago and Concepcion, triggering tidal waves and volcanic eruptions. Some 5,000 people were killed and 2 million made homeless.

March 28, 1964 – Alaska – An earthquake and ensuing tsunami killed 125 people and caused about $310 million in property loss. The magnitude 9. 2 qu ake buffeted a large area of Alaska and parts of western Yukon Territory and British Columbia in Canada.

Dec. 26, 2004 - Indonesia – A magnitude 9.1 quake struck off the coast of Aceh province on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, setting off a tsunami that killed more than 226,000 people in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, India and nine other countries.

Nov. 4, 1952 – Russia - An earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 g enerated a tsunami that reached the Hawaiian islands. No lives were lost.

March 11, 2011 - An 9.0 magnitude quake struck Japan, causing many injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey verified the quake at a depth of 15.1 miles and located it at 81 miles east of Sendai, on the main island of Honshu.

— The quake was the strongest in Japan on record, and a big tsunami followed, which triggered the world’s worst nuclear crisis in the 25 years since Chernobyl. More than 15,000 people died from the combination of the earthquake and tsunami.

— The Philippines, Taiwan and Indonesia all issued tsunami alerts, reviving memories of the giant tsunami which struck Asia in 2004. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued alerts for countries as far away as Colombia and Peru.

Feb. 27, 2010 – Chile - An 8.8 magnitude quake and subsequent tsunami in Chile killed more than 500 people and caused some $30 billion in damage, wrecking hundreds of thousands of homes and mangling highways and bridges.

Jan. 31, 1906 – Ecuador - An earthquake with a magnitude of 8 .8 s truck off the coast of Ecuador and Colombia, generating a tsunami that killed up to 1,000 people. It was felt all along the coast of Central America and as far north as San Francisco and west to Japan.

April 11, 2012 – A huge 8.7 magnitude quake struck Indonesia’s Aceh province some 308 miles southwest of the province’s capital Banda Aceh.

— The quake was felt as far away as Singapore, Thailand and India.

Feb. 4, 1965 – Alaska - An earthquake of magnitude 8.7 g enerated a tsunami reported to be about 35 feet (10.7 metres) high on Shemya Island.

March 28, 2005 - A magnitude 8. 6 quake off Sumatra was estimated to have killed 1,300 people, many on Nias island off Sumatra’s west coast.

Source: Reuters/U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Web site – http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

Maruti launches Ertiga at Rs. 5.89 lakh


Maruti launches Ertiga at Rs. 5.89 lakh

Maruti has launched the Ertiga MPV with introductory prices of Rs. 5.89 lakh for LXi, Rs.6.60 lakh for VXi, Rs.7.30 lakh for ZXi, Rs.7.30 lakh for LDi, Rs.7.90 lakh for VDi, and Rs.8.45 lakh for ZDi. Powered by next generation K-series 1.4litre V V T engine, Ertiga will offer a mileage of 16.02 kmpl. It will be available in diesel variant as well, powered by the 1.3 DDiS engine inherited from SX4. It will give a mileage of 20.77 kmpl.

Maruti Suzuki SX4 with Genuine Sports kit

Maruti Suzuki SX4 with Genuine Sports kit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Maruti Suzuki Alto

Maruti Suzuki Alto (Photo credit: MikeSense80)

Maruti Suzuki Swift @ Chulliar Dam

Maruti Suzuki Swift @ Chulliar Dam (Photo credit: dotcompals)

The old logo of Maruti Suzuki India Limited. L...

The old logo of Maruti Suzuki India Limited. Later the logo of Suzuki Motor Corp. was also added to it (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Uttaranchal Tourism: Trekking to Panch Kedar


Linga

Linga (Photo credit: Deadly Tedly)

Tungnath Hut

Tungnath Hut (Photo credit: clara & james)

Rudranath Temple

Rudranath Temple (Photo credit: myth_drinker)

Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Best season : May to October
Destination Covered : Rishikesh – Kedarnath – Madmaheshwar – Tungnath -RudranathKalpeshwarJoshimath

Cradled in the Garhwal Himalaya’s ranges are five of Hinduism’s most important temples inspired by the five religious forms of Lord
Shiva, known as the Panch Kedar.

Kedarnath (3584 m) / Madhmaheshwar (3289 m) / Tungnath (3810 m) / Rudranath (2286 m) / Kalpeshwar (2134 m),sprawled over the vast Kedar Valley with altitudes ranging from 1500m to 3680m.

The Panch Kedar trek includes all the shrines associated with these legends. Kedarnath is situated at the head of the Mandakini River, where the Linga is a natural rock that resembles the hump of a bull. Madhmaheshwar, at the base of the Chaukhamba Peak, is at the altitude of 3500 m. The Linga is here worshipped in the form of a navel. Tungnath, where the arm of Shiva appeared, is the highest temple in Garhwal (3810 m).
500 m above the temple at Tungnath is Chandrashila, with a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. Rudranath is situated where the face of Shiva is said to have appeared. There is a natural rock temple in which the Shiva Mukha is worshipped. Nearby the temple, there are many little lakes like the Surya Kund, Tara Kund and Manas Kund. Kalpeshwar is situated in the beautiful valley of Urgam. There is a cave temple and Shiva is worshipped in his matted hair form, when He tried to flee from the Pandavas at Kedarnath.

Rishikesh Temple, Uttaranchal TourDay 1: Rishikesh – Gaurikund by motor road (209 km), check and overnight in hotel.
Situated on the Rudraprayag – Kedarnath road, Gaurikund (1981 m.)
provides a breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges.

Day 2: 14 km trek to Kedarnath (3581 m.), sightseeing and overnight in camp.
Lunch at Rambara enroute.

Day 3: Trek back to Gaurikund, + 40 km drive to Guptkashi, overnight in camp.

Day 4: 9 km trek to Gaundhar, overnight in camp.

Day 5: 10km trek to Madmaheshwar (3289 m.), overnight in camp.

Day 6: trek back to Gaunduhar with packed lunch, overnight in camp.

Day 7: 12 km trek to Jagasu + 16 km drive to Ukhimath, overnight in Hotel.
Rishikesh Tours & Travels
Day 8: 35 km drive to Chopta (2900m.) and 4 km trek to Tungnath (3886 m.).
Back to Chopta, overnight in camp.

Day 9: 30 km drive to Sagar + 10 km trek to Panargupha (meadow), overnight in camp.

Day 10: 12 km trek to Rudranath, overnight in camp.
The trek goes through alpine meadows and huge dense forests with a panoramic view
over the Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nanda Ghunti peaks.

Day 11: 18 km trek to Dumak (village), overnight in camp.

Day 12: 14 km trek to Urgam (village) + 2 km trek to Kalpeshwar Mahadev, overnight in camp.

Day 13: 9 km trek to Helang + drive 13 km to Joshimath, overnight in hotel. And rest!


TOUR ENDS WITH SWEET MEMORIES TAKE HOME

Cheapest Places to Live in America


First Calvalry Div. U.S. Army, Fort Hood TX

First Calvalry Div. U.S. Army, Fort Hood TX (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cookeville High School

Cookeville High School (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cookeville Mall

Cookeville Mall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3d Acr Unit Patch

3d Acr Unit Patch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

photo of Darnall Hospital, Fort Hood, TX

photo of Darnall Hospital, Fort Hood, TX (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gallows at Ft Smith Historical site

Gallows at Ft Smith Historical site (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cookeville, Tennessee

Cookeville, Tennessee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Doughboy World War I memorial in Fort Smith, A...

Doughboy World War I memorial in Fort Smith, Arkansas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Map of Bell County Texas highlighting Fort Hoo...

Map of Bell County Texas highlighting Fort Hood CDP (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This fountain is in downtown Fort Smith, Arkan...

This fountain is in downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas, after a freeze. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As busy at it gets in downtown Catarina, Texas...

As busy at it gets in downtown Catarina, Texas - catarina051 (Photo credit: mlhradio)

Pueblo, Colorado

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas

Harlingen, Texas

Waco, Texas

Fayetteville, Arkansas

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When Was The United States Founded


Betsy Ross Flag. This was the first flag of th...

Betsy Ross Flag. This was the first flag of the United States. Legend states it was created by Betsy Ross. The stars all face outward and represent a new constellation. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Portuguese explorer called Christopher Columbus discovered America. Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic Ocean and reached the Americas in 1492.

There is an ongoing debate on when the United States was founded. Many historians opine the United States of America was founded when Thomas Jefferson drafted and proclaimed the “Declaration of Independence“. All the delegates who signed the draft of the declaration are known as the founding fathers of the United States.

While others believe, the United States was never founded but it was a country that was discovered by explorers and ruled by the foreign rulers including the French and the British.

On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colony states revolted against the British rule and declared independence. The American Revolutionary War was fought against the British under the able leadership of George Washington.

The United States of America was formed or founded on March 1, 1781 under The Articles of Confederation. John Hanson became the first President of the United States under the Articles of Confederation. However, George Washington became the first President of the United States under the Constitution of America in the year 1789.

In the 19th century, the US expanded its territory westwards by acquiring the land from the France, Spain, Russia, Mexico and the UK. At the time of annexation of the states to the Union, American Civil War broke out in 1860s between the southern agricultural states and the industrial states of the north. As a result of the war, Abraham Lincoln legally ended the slavery. Today, fifty US states, along with one federal district form the United States of America.

I believe this abstract has given you a brief insight into when the United States was founded.

America’s Most Dangerous Cities


Detroit at the Central Library

Detroit at the Central Library (Photo credit: eliaspunch)

Susitna Elementary, Anchorage, Alaska

Susitna Elementary, Anchorage, Alaska (Photo credit: djwudi)

Overview: Anchorage, Alaska

Overview: Anchorage, Alaska (Photo credit: djwudi)

Landscape of the skyline of Lubbock, Texas tak...

Landscape of the skyline of Lubbock, Texas taken from the shoulder of Interstate 27. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Burglary statistics per 1,000 for various coun...

Burglary statistics per 1,000 for various countries over various years. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The amount of serious crime in Over-the-Rhine ...

The amount of serious crime in Over-the-Rhine (blue) has decreased since 2006, but crime still remains higher than the citywide neighborhood average (red). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Flint

Flint (Photo credit: doyoubleedlikeme)

Moose in yard in Anchorage, Alaska

Moose in yard in Anchorage, Alaska (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mormon Temple Lubbock Texas

Mormon Temple Lubbock Texas (Photo credit: More Good Foundation)

Lubbock Lodge, Lubbock, Texas

Lubbock Lodge, Lubbock, Texas (Photo credit: Boston Public Library)

Peak Three, near Anchorage, Alaska

Peak Three, near Anchorage, Alaska (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Aerial view of the Port of Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

Aerial view of the Port of Anchorage, Alaska, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lubbock High School, Lubbock, Texas

Lubbock High School, Lubbock, Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Crime increased after the 2001 riots, but has ...

Crime increased after the 2001 riots, but has been decreasing ever since. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Flag of the city of Lubbock, Texas

Flag of the city of Lubbock, Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

US Property Crime Rate

US Property Crime Rate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A graph showing the distribution of Part 1 cri...

A graph showing the distribution of Part 1 crimes in Cincinnati, Ohio neighborhoods. Part 1 crimes consist of murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, and auto theft. In this chart East Westwood has the highest percentage of Part 1 crimes of all Cincinnati neighborhoods, while Mount Adams has the lowest percentage. Data was collected from http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/police/pages/-5304-/ and the pie chart was generated using Microsoft Excel 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I Myke Waddy took this photo. Canada. Myke Wad...

I Myke Waddy took this photo. Canada. Myke Waddy the creator of this work, hereby releases it into the public domain. Part of 3 street crime photos. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Property crime rates in the United States, 198...

Property crime rates in the United States, 1986-2005 (Source: FBI UCR data, which only shows reported crime) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Shattered glass marks the spot where a parked ...

Shattered glass marks the spot where a parked vehicle was broken into, this type of theft is referred to as "theft without keys". (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Abandon vehicle after joyride in winter. Edmon...

Abandon vehicle after joyride in winter. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I Myke waddy took this photo. Canada Myke Wadd...

I Myke waddy took this photo. Canada Myke Waddy the creator of this work, hereby releases it into the public domain. Part of 3 street crime photos. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Flint

Flint (Photo credit: ifmuth)

Flint arrowheads

Flint arrowheads (Photo credit: Thomas Small)

America’s Most Dangerous CitiesRankCityStateViolent Crime Rate*Murder*Forcible Rape*Aggravated Assault*Robbery*Burglary*Property Crime*Arson*Motor Vehicle TheftLarceny/Theft*1DetroitMichigan1,887.434.5451,192.2615.71,900.15,312.9120.31,401.1

City Violent Crime Rate 2010 (Per 100,000 Citizens)
Camden, New Jersey 2,328
Saginaw, Michigan 2,232.5
Wilmington, Delaware 1,909.4
St. Louis, Missouri 1,747.1
Pontiac, Michigan 1,698.8
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 1,641.8
Irvington, New Jersey 1,606.6
Spartanburg, South Carolina 1,597.1
New Haven, Connecticut 1,595.4
Oakland, California 1,529.6
Little Rock, Arkansas 1,522.9
Baltimore, Maryland 1,455.8
Trenton, New Jersey 1,433.8
Buffalo, New York 1,357.5

2,011.82MemphisTennessee1,541.513.262.6985.2480.41,943.76,255.248.7583.43,7283SpringfieldIllinois1,237688.6854.5287.91,846.16,446.448.6204.54,395.94FlintMichigan2,207.948.584.21,461.9613.33,339.35,709.2314597.71,772.25AnchorageAlaska837.74.590.9585.9156.4421.23,51829.6280.02,816.86LubbockTexas878.14.439.9689.9143.91,3535,437.823.7222.13,862.87StocktonCalifornia1,380.916.836.6843.7483.81,534.75,539.221.2698.93,305.68TallahasseeFlorida1,032.67.474.5668.7281.91,673.24,915.9122003,042.79Las VegasNevada8937.646556.8282.69763,051.316.9505.81,569.510RockfordIllinois1,454.713.470.41,053.9316.91,520.74,997.457280.43,196.3

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