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The Dangerous Snakes on Earth

Fearing snakes is more than a phobia. Deadly snakes are a reality. Their environments include land as well as the ocean. The sea snake evolved from the Australian land snake and is closely related to the cobra. It is a venomous reptile that lives in warm waters and tropical areas, from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific.

Their venom is one of the most powerful neurotoxins in the world. The bite is painless but symptoms such as spasms, stiffness and even respiratory paralysis occur within an hour. Although they won’t attack unless provoked, their poison is more potent than that of land snakes. However, they can become more aggressive in the mating season.
Rattlesnakes are native to the desert areas of the Americas. There are many species of rattlesnakes but their common trait is the rattles in their tails that are used to warn enemies. The reason why they are so deadly is the speed with which they can attack, which is often underestimated by victims, and the effects of their venom. The hemotoxic poison destroys tissue and degenerates organs. Some species have neurotoxic venom. This causes the nervous system to shut down. Both are fatal if left untreated.
The Inland Taipan is considered to be the most venomous snake of all. It lives in the dry plains of Australia. The toxicity of its venom has the potential to kill a human in less than 45 minutes. Luckily, this snake is shy and reclusive and there is anti-venom available.
However, the most venomous snake in the world is not necessarily the most dangerous. The Sri Lankan Russell’s Viper is more dangerous mainly because of the fact that Sri Lanka doesn’t manufacture an anti-venom for this species. This results in many fatalities.

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Craziest Dog get into a difficult situation

People believe that dogs are smart. But this one was stupid enough to get into a difficult situation.










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Cool and Craziest Concept Hats

Mmmm... Cheesy!
At the Royal Ascot annual horse races in England, a woman wears a hat shaped like a platter of blue cheese and grapes. Think this hat is insane? Scroll down the gallery for other weird ones..

King Kong Would Love This One
A model wears a felt hat shaped like a gorilla's hand.
Gooooooaaaal! Royal Ascot 2004
Yep, the Sink's in There Too: Royal Ascot '08
Just Say Neigh: Royal Ascot 2007
Someone Is Very Patriotic... Royal Ascot 2007
Guess Who's the Butt of the Joke: Royal Ascot '07
The Race Is On! Royal Ascot '06
Head Stands: Royal Ascot '06
We Bet This One Got a Great Reception: Royal Ascot 1992
All That Jazz
A model displays her headwear on the runway at the Basso & Brooke fashion show at London Fashion Week.
A Hat of Note
A model displays her headwear on the runway at the Basso & Brooke fashion show at London

How Dainty! Watercress Sandwiches, Royal Ascot '06

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Oman Builds World’s Wonderful and Largest Marble Mosaic

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s accession to the throne of Oman, his subjects commissioned the world’s largest marble mosaic.

The people of Oman consider Sultan Qaboos bin Said is considered responsible for the kingdom’s prosperity, so they decided to honor the anniversary of his rule by making a unique mosaic portrait. Measuring a staggering 8.30 meters in length and 5.30 meters in width, the spectacular masterpiece depicts the sultan in a position that best captures His Majesty’s humbleness. As the sultan rarely makes public appearances, the 15 artists who worked on the project had only a photograph, taken by his private photographer, to work with.

Apart from its size, the world’s largest marble mosaic impresses through the fact that it’s made up of 128,274 individual marble pieces, using 90 natural shades of marble mined from the mountains and sea beds of Oman. Blocks of marble were meticulously chosen and mined exclusively for the project.

The team of 15 artists from the UK and Bahrain spent around 120 days carefully placing each tile in the intricate mosaic, working an exhausting 12 hours a day. The face of the sultan is incredibly detailed, and his mustache and beard are made from the sultan’s favorite stone, brought all the way from Italy. The face alone took the artists 40 days to complete.



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