Friday, December 30, 2011

Honda Destroyed More than 1,000 cars

Worst flooding in Thailand during the last 50 years this year killed 610 people and caused damages in the billions. Among the affected companies and Honda factory in Ayutthaya province. In order to ensure that cars do not come flush to the consumers, control the company decided to destroy more than 1,000 new vehicles. With the construction and crushing machinery at the plant will be destroyed in 1055 new cars Honda ...

The best photos of National Geographic in December

Seagull-kittiwake flies above the surface of the iceberg in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. Islets of glaciers and ice shelves are floating latest oasis, where they find refuge birds, seals and other representatives of Arctic wildlife.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

3D Street Art In New Book

Extra dimension: artist's stunning 3D street art in new book

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 2:11 PM on 17th December 2011

It may look as though a rainforest has appeared on London's Embankment - but this is just an illusion created by renowned street artist Kurt Wenner.The former NASA space illustrator turned street artist has drawn Spiderman swinging from the buildings in Japan and a scene from adventure horror film The Mummy in Waterloo station. And now hundreds of drawings from Wenner's 25-year career have been published in a new book 'Asphalt Renaissance'.

Monkeying around: 'St Paul's and London craning skyward' is one of the illusions in street artist Kurt Wenner's new book 'Asphalt Renaissance'

A Wenner wonder: Spider-man beckons to passers-by in the Japanese city of Osaka

Street party: Islington residents are treated to a giant picnic complete with sandwiches and cakes courtesy of Wenner.

Wenner invented a new geometry that creates compositions that appear to rise from or fall into the ground.

Using his homemade pastels, he can take up to seven days to complete his intricately detailed large-scale drawings, sometimes longer depending on the weather.Wenner's innovative style draws on religion and classical mythology.

Wenner began his career in Rome, inspired by the city's centuries-old tradition of street art.Wenner explains: 'The pieces look real because they are calculated to be perfectly and mathematically accurate.'

Guess what I saw on my way home: Wenner's Incident at Waterloo puzzles London commuters
The Italian job: Children appear to fly through the spires that have sprung up in Bettona, Italy.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Facts About McDonald's That Will Blow Your Mind

In 1992 when Rutgers professor Benjamin Barber coined the term "McWorld," there were 12,700 McDonald'sworldwide.Today there are over 33,000.The relentless spread of McDonald's over the past 61 years is an incredible business success story. In some markets the burger chain is just getting started, with plans to open 200 stores in China this year

McDonald's serves 1% of the world's population every day

McDonald's sells more than 75 hamburgers every second

McDonald's' $24 billion in revenue makes it the 90th-largest economy in the world

Counting $32 billion in revenue from franchise stores, McDonald's claims the 68th biggest economy, bigger than Ecuador

McDonald's hires around 1 million workers in the US every year

According to company estimates, one in every eight American workers has been employed by McDonald's

McDonald's is the world's largest distributor of toys, with one included in 20% of all sales

McDonald's' iconic golden arches are recognized by more people than the cross

A survey by Sponsorship Research International found that 88 percent could identify the arches and only 54 percent could name the Christian cross, according to Fast Food Nation

The Queen of England owns a McDonald's nearBuckingham Palace as part of her vast real estate portfolio

For the next three years, McDonald's is going to open one restaurant every day in China

McDonald's delivers -- in 18 countries

The only place in the lower 48 that is more than 100 miles from a McDonald's is a barren plain in South Dakota

Americans alone consume one billion pounds of beef at McDonald's in a year -- five and a half million head of cattle

Sorry to gross you out but... McDonald's chicken nuggets used to be made of this pink goop

UPDATE: According to Snopes, McDonald's stopped using mechanical separation for McNuggets in 2003.