Monday, September 28, 2009

Amazing Finger Art & Painting

It was more than a decade ago - when the Internet was not as ubiquitous as it is today - and the only way to share some interesting, useful (and also, not all meaningful) stuff - was via email.

It was during one of such exchanges, that I was first introduced to some amazing finger art/paintings. I'm not sure if i'll be able to locate those old emails - but recently, I found some more of these amazing pieces of art work.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Amazing Icebergs

Amazing striped icebergs:

Icebergs with colored stripes. God's wonderful creation AGAIN !
(Click on an image to view pics in full size)

Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions.

Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with meltwater and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form.

When an iceberg falls into the sea, a layer of salty seawater can freeze to the underside. If this is rich in algae, it can form a green stripe.

Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea.

[Received via email: Sorry, it's hard to determine the source of these wonderful pics - but if you like them, pass it on to others to enjoy too]

Butterfly Nebula - Pics from Hubble Telescope

Hubble does it again - yet another stunning picture from the depths of our universe!

Read the details here.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Google launches Monopoly City Streets:

Google has teamed up with Hasbro, the maker of the board version of the famous Monopoly game, and has launched (on Sept 9, 2009) an online version of this game: Monopoly City Streets.

Powered by Google Maps, this is pretty cool, because players can buy property anywhere across the world - any continent, state or city. Players start with 3 Million Monopoly dollars and can buy any street in the world, in a live, worldwide version.

Players can build hotels, houses, football stadia, castles and skyscrapers - or if you are the one who wants to win at any cost, you can sabotage someone else's property by constructing things like a hazardous factory or a sewage plant.

It's only the third day when I checked this today - and what's amazing is that so many of the prime localities are already grabbed! This sure seems to have sparked of a race (or is it rage!) in this (increasingly) virtualized world to become the top ranking property magnate.

If you try this, it is likely to be pretty addictive! Enjoy, yet another Google creative!