Sunday, October 8, 2017

10 Bizarre Restaurants Around the World

Next time you are looking for an unusual evening out, be sure to check out one of these restaurants. If you have any experience of any of them, be sure to let us know.

1. Nyotaimori Restaurants

Nyotaimori Restaurants

In Japan there are many restaurants that follow the Nyotaimori practice of serving food on human bodies usually naked.

Before becoming a living sushi platter, the person is trained to lie down for hours without moving. She or he must also be able to withstand the prolonged exposure to the cold food.

Body hair, including pubic hair, would also be shaved, as a display of pubic hair may be seen as a sexual act.

Before service, the individual would take a bath using a special fragrance-free soap and then finish off with a splash of cold water to cool the body down somewhat for the sushi.

2. Hitler’s Cross

Hitler’s Cross

Hitler’s cross a cafe in Mumbai, India, complete with swastika logo was the brainchild of Puneet Sabhlok, a novice restaurateur, who said he wanted a catchy café name to sell his $3 to $4 plates of crostini tonno, pear & ricotta salad and pannacotta.

So he went with Hitler’s Cross. “Hitler is a catchy name. Everyone knows Hitler,” he explained in an interview.

After intense pressure from the ADL, German & Israeli diplomats, and India’s Jewish community, the cafe’s name was changed to “The Cross”.

3. Modern Toilet

Modern Toilet

Modern Toilet, a restaurant in Taiwan, every customer sits on a stylish acrylic toilet (lid down) designed with images of roses, seashells or Renaissance paintings.

Everyone dines at a glass table with a sink underneath. The servers bring your meal atop a mini toilet bowl (quite convenient, as it brings the food closer to your mouth), you sip drinks from your own plastic urinal (a souvenir), and soft-swirl ice cream arrives for dessert atop a dish shaped like a squat toilet.

According to the manager, “it’s supposed to shock and confuse the senses”.

4. New Lucky

New Lucky

The bustling New Lucky Restaurant in Ahmadabad is famous for its milky tea, its buttery rolls and the graves between the tables.

Krishan Kutti Nair has helped run the restaurant built over a centuries-old Muslim cemetery for close to four decades, but he doesn’t know who is buried in the cafe floor.

Customers seem to like the graves, which resemble small cement coffins. The graves are painted green, stand about shin-high, and every day the manager decorates each of them with a single dried flower.

They’re scattered randomly across the restaurant. The waiters know the floor plan like a bus driver knows his route, and they’ve mastered the delicate dance of shimmying between graves with a tray of hot tea in each hand.

5. Christian Cafe

Christian Cafe

In Japan, Christianity is still a novelty, so they’ve turned it into a theme-restaurant in Shinjuku. This place looks like a church and is full of religious imagery and statues, which makes it an unorthodox venue for knocking back cocktails.

Worth a visit, (but you might feel compelled to behave yourself.) Christian Cafe is decorated with statues of saints, the Virgin Mary and thing mostly commonly found in Catholic churches.

6. Hobbit House

Hobbit House

Located in Manila’s one time red light district Malate, the Hobbit House, found at 1801 Mabini Street, at the corner of Remedios Street, is staffed entirely by midgets.

Billing itself as The only restaurant in the world owned, managed and staffed entirely by Hobbits, the Hobbit House has managed to survive in an ultra competitive area with its unique offer of fine dining, diverse offerings of live music and, of course, its unforgettable staff of Hobbits.

7. Dinner In The Sky

Dinner In The Sky

Dinner In The Sky is for people who expect more from their restaurants than four concrete walls and a solid floor.

Instead, diners perch around a massive table, which is suspended from a crane high up in the air. It sounds completely insane, but as the most unusual – and entirely legal – way of getting high over dinner, it is the new must-do experience for the super-rich and adventure-hungry who yearn for something a little more extreme at mealtimes.

Although based in Belgium, the “restaurant” can be driven to any destination in the world. There have already been dining events in Paris and Brussels, while New York and Niagara Falls are on the agenda.

8. Eternity Restaurant

Eternity Restaurant

The coffin restaurant, called Eternity, is the work of a funeral parlour in the town of Truskavets, in the west of the country near the Polish border.

The undertakers hope that their restaurant will be confirmed as the world’s biggest coffin, attracting tourists to a region best known for its mineral-rich bathing waters.

Morbid diners can browse the funeral paraphernalia before ordering from a menu that includes “Nine Day” and “Forty Day” salads – named after local mourning rituals – and an ominous-sounding dish called “Let’s meet in paradise”.

Single candles on the tables contribute to the funereal mood.

9. Dick’s Last Resort

Dick’s Last Resort

Dick’s Last Resort is a small bar and restaurant chain in the United States, known for its intentional employment of an obnoxious staff and the use of vulgar decor.

The chain consists of seven restaurants, including one near Petco Park, California and another inside the Excalibur Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, which is affectionately referred to as “The Shame O’ The Strip”.

The restaurant, which uses picnic-style tables and no tablecloths, has its origins in the owners’ original opening of a “fine-dining” establishment.

The establishment was a failure, which resulted in bankruptcy. Rather than continue with the upscale restaurant motif, the owners retooled their efforts and decided to “go sloppy”.

Patrons of Dick’s are expected to be insulted, or placed in uncomfortable situations. Adult bibs and larger paper hats, representing condoms in their shape, are given to diners to wear during their stay.

While there are no napkins on the tables, they are generally thrown directly at the customers by the serving staff.

10. Dans Le Noir

Dans Le Noir

BlackDans le Noir means “in the dark” in French, and that is exactly how you eat at this restaurant which can be found in Moscow, Paris, and London.

According to one review: Nothing can prepare you for the uniqueness of Dans Le Noir? It works like this; you meet in the tall-ceilinged entrance bar, put your phones and anything else that might emit light in a locker, then order from the ‘surprise’ menu where you don’t know what you’ll get.

Then you’re led through three sets of black drapes and to your table. You can’t see a thing. Nothing.

Leaving you to rely wholly on the remaining four senses, and the blind waiter or waitress assigned to you. You’ve never tasted food like this before, that’s for sure.

And because you can’t see who’s next to you, everyday judgments and fears are removed and chatting to your neighbors becomes irresistible. -listverse

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

10 Hottest Hollywood Actresses 2017

Sexy is seen through the eyes of lust while hotness is the attire of a personality. Sexy refers to only body while someone with a great sense of wisdom, style, and looks (with a bird eye view of body) is thought to be hot.

Majority of the women like to dress up short to look hot not to attract men but because they like their body that way. The sensuality is all about looking extremely attractive with feeling amazing about oneself.

The Hollywood industry is full of hot actresses with great self-worth and confidence.

Following is the list of top 10 hottest Hollywood actresses of 2017.

10. Francia Raisa

Francia Raisa

Francia is a phenomenal actress having all of the attributes of a young hot lady. Born in 1988, this hottie has appeared in so many big movies like “The Secret Life of American Teenager”, “Dirty Lies”, “Bring It On: All or Nothing” and “The Secret Life of Emily Blair”.

9. Amber Heard

Amber Heard

The killing hot looks of Amber could not save even Johnny Depp. The Rum Diary was the hit film on which Amber met Johnny and became Mrs. Depp until Jan 2017.

Amber was born in 1986, in Austin, Texas. With an English, Irish, Scottish, German, and Welsh ancestry, Heard comes at number 9 on our list of hottest Hollywood actresses of 2017.

She involved in social activism for causes such as LGBT rights and Habitat for Humanity. Also, she’s one of the most beautiful woman in the world today.

8. Imogen Poots

Imogen Poots

Imogen Poots is the new sensation that surely staying for decades now. This beautiful actress is originally from England and reserves 8th place on our list of top 10 hottest Hollywood actress of 2017.

Need for Speed are the most famous movies of her. Being born in the family of producers and models this young actress got her carrier all sorted out soon after the school.

Other than acting, the actress has been involved in certain fashion advertising activities.

7. Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

When beauty and hotness combine, something like Scarlett is born. Scarlet is one of the most rated and famous actress of the Hollywood family.

Miss Johansson is known as a ‘hottie’ not only in the acting industry but in fashion industry too. A lot of fashion magazines display her as their cover picture.

She has been mentioned in the list of the most hot and sexy women of Hollywood. This 31 year old actress has performed in hit movies like “The Avengers, Iron Man and Captain America”.

6. Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie

Well, who could forget the crazy, hot actress of Suicide Squad? Margot certainly has killing looks making the young and adults go crazy after.

She had a good leading role in The Wolf of Wallstreet alongside Leonardo di Caprio. Her other hits are “The Legend of Tarzan” and “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” and luckily both did great on the box office.

5. Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts

February 10, 1991 is the date of birth of multi-talented Emma Roberts. This great American singer and television actress started her carrier in film industry as well.

Her film in 2016 “Nerve” was quite a hit on box office. “The Billionaire’s Club” is the new thrilling movie everyone should watch of this hot actress.

From eyes to her feet everything about Emma Roberts has a sensation of hotness well-absorbed in it.

4. Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee is one of the most profound yet hottest Hollywood actresses of 2017. Having an extra ordinary height of 5’7 and a sharp body makes her much more desirable than any other woman.

Hailee started appearing in films since her early age making it to big movies like Romeo & Juliet soon after.

Steinfeld performed in the famous ever movie Pitch Perfect 3 as Emily Junk which was appreciated.

The best part about Hailee is she’s an ambitious woman who’d like to extend her carrier and experience multi-dimensional life as she looks forward to become a director.

3. Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum

The Day after Tomorrow, The Phantom of the Opera, Dragonball: Evolution are the movies Miss Rossum is best known for.

This dazzling and glaring actress is often the focus of youth all over the world. Rossum’s body shape is what every woman wants to adapt in.

2. Chloe Grace Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz

Deep eyes, sharp nose and beautiful lips are the sharpest features that define Chloe’s hot personality. The actresses is born in 1997 in Atlanta to nurse and surgeon parents respectively.

Other than having attractive features, her greatest quality is her height, is 5’4. Chloe’s first appearance was in The Guardian, though her biggest yet most famous role was in The Amityville Horror.

Kick ass, Kick ass 2 and The Hunger Games are the most famous movies of hers. The young actress continues to aspire her following.

1. Alexandra Daddario

Alexandra Daddario

Amazing eyes, sexy figures with 5’8 height, Alexandra Daddario top our list of hottest Hollywood actresses of 2017.

Alexandra is of Italian, English, Czech, and Irish descent. She’s one of the most beautiful actresses in the world as will as the most beautiful women in the world today. -wonderslist

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

10 Signs Aliens Could Have Influenced Ancient Egypt

Modern science still cannot explain some of the Egyptians’ accomplishments, one of them being the building of a perfectly structured pyramid.

Their development is actually so unusual that some people believe it’s a possibility that ancient Egypt was a potential destination for extraterrestrial life.

It would be a great explanation for every advanced methods that the Egyptians must have used to accomplish all they did.

Granted, definitive physical proof that aliens indeed visited Egypt in the past might very well be covered up by world governments, but there are still signs that point to alien contribution to ancient Egypt, and these are ten of the most exciting:

1. Ancient Artifacts

Ancient Artifacts

Ancient artifacts were allegedly found in the former home of Sir William Petrie, aka Flinders Petrie, who is considered one of the best Egyptologists in history.

The items found at his old house in Jerusalem were rumored to be of unearthly origin.

Among the items were two mummified bodies, allegedly of extraterrestrials, as well as items featuring symbols that could not be explained.

The artifacts were taken from Petrie’s home by Jerusalem’s Rockefeller Museum and are said to be kept secret by them.

Being one of the best archaeologists of all time, it is hard to imagine that Petrie would have hidden the items if they weren’t of massive importance.

His reputation has fueled the rumors of extraterrestrial life in Egypt even more.

In the end, physical proof is very hard to find, but we should always remember that evidence of high importance isn’t really accessible by the public.

However, these ten signs do help us form a strong argument that the Egyptian people didn’t score so many major accomplishments on their own.

The findings create a pattern that is consistent with logic and are attracting more people every day to invest in the mysteries of ancient Egypt.

2. Hieroglyphs On Spaceships

Hieroglyphs On Spaceships

Another important factor that has raised more questions regarding aliens in ancient Egypt is the alleged finding of Egyptian hieroglyphs on both the Roswell UFO and the one witnessed at Rendlesham Forest.

The symbols found in the Roswell UFO, which supposedly crashed in 1947, apparently match up with those seen on the Rendlesham object in 1980.

In particular, a triangle with two spheres was allegedly found on both these UFOs.

Why would two UFOs that crashed 33 years apart share similar, if not the same, ancient symbols?

If information was disclosed and the symbols were proven to be linked, it would be more than a coincidence, and it would present some serious implications about ancient Egyptian society.

However, the hieroglyphs on these two UFOs still reinforce the suspicion that has risen on the subject of extraterrestrial influence in ancient Egypt.

3. Tulli Papyrus

Tulli Papyrus

The Tulli Papyrus is potentially the best primary source that suggests an alien presence in ancient Egypt.

The papyrus supposedly contains sightings of UFOs during the time when Thutmosis III ruled Egypt.

In his description of the events, the person who wrote the papyrus says that a circle of fire approached from the skies.[8] The objects—which seem to have been some form of alien discs—increased in number but eventually left.

The papyrus is said to have been found by the former director of the Egyptian section of the Vatican Museum, Alberto Tulli.

When he died, Tulli’s belongings passed to his brother, but before long, the brother died, too, and the papyrus could not be located.

One of the most important original sources that could change a lot of things we know about human history went missing just like that—or at least that’s what they want us to believe.

Although a lot have questioned the authenticity of the document, the Tulli Papyrus remains a major indicator of extraterrestrial life in ancient Egypt.

4. Akhenaten

Akhenaten

Akhenaten was potentially one of the biggest religious innovators in human history. The Egyptian pharaoh who lived and ruled during the 18th Dynasty is famous as the one who switched Egypt from a polytheistic society into a monotheistic one.

The god that the pharaoh worshiped was called Aten or the Sun Disk. Akhenaten’s devotion for his god even pushed him to build a whole city for Aten.

In poetry of the time, the pharaoh is portrayed as being visited by beings from the sky. Some have even indicated that he was one of these beings himself.

Akhenaten brought religious and social revolution in Egypt and started a new era for the nation.

To do so in a traditionally polytheistic civilization adds to the suspicion that he wasn’t doing it alone but was guided.

5. The Astonishingly Placed Pyramids Of Giza

The Astonishingly

The pyramids of Giza are positioned in a way that is more than coincidental. Three pyramids perfectly match with the stars in Orion’s belt. Even the pyramids’ sizes are related to the brightness of the stars.

Where two pyramids are identical with the third being half as high as them, two stars are equally bright with the third half as bright. The pyramids are even positioned in an almost perfect line with the North Magnetic Pole.

Coincidence? Think again.

This positioning of the pyramids would have required massive knowledge in science, geometry, and astronomy, to say the least—knowledge comparable to today’s capacities.

How did an ancient civilization acquire such knowledge?

6. Unusual Mummy

Unusual Mummy

Another sign that excites supporters of the claim that ancient Egypt was visited by aliens is a mummy recently discovered in a small pyramid near Senusret II’s pyramid.

The structure of its skeleton does not resemble that of a human’s body. The face is what looks especially different.

The mummy was uncovered by Dr. Victor Lubeck, a retired professor from the University of Pennsylvania.

The remains were found surrounded by unusual objects that could not be identified.

An anonymous source claimed that the mummy does not originate from Earth and that it has greatly troubled Egyptian authorities, who want to keep it a secret.

According to the source, in life, the mummy served as an advisor to Pharaoh Osirunet.

Governments refuse to admit the implications that such a discovery has for human history, but they still fail to provide the world with significant explanation for it.

This mummy isn’t the only discovery that has reinforced the alien rumors.

7. Photogenic Aliens On Ancient Money

Aliens On Ancient Money

Of all the possible indications of potential extraterrestrial life in ancient Egypt, this one would be the weakest, but that, however, doesn’t make it unworthy of consideration.

During a house renovation in Egypt, coins were found that had unusual portraits on them.

One resembles the head and shoulders of an alien. The images on the other coin show an alien spaceship—or at least that is what it looks like.

People have opposed this theory by suggesting that the carvings have been manipulated by passionate believers in alien life.

However, these coins are still very possibly from ancient Egypt. And if that is the case, few can oppose the theory that aliens did indeed populate or at least help Egypt back in the day.

8. Visionary Hieroglyphs

Visionary Hieroglyphs

If you thought the light bulb glyph is the only interesting ancient Egyptian hieroglyph that has survived, then you’re wrong.

Another is said to show far more advanced technology. The figures in it are very similar to images of a helicopter and a plane.

The hieroglyph, which has gone viral, raises even more questions about the development of Egyptian technology.

How did the ancient Egyptians have any ideas of flying instruments back in their day?

There is always a possibility that the hieroglyph is being interpreted the wrong way, but the chances of that are very low, given how accurate the image of the helicopter in particular is.

It is certainly one the biggest indicators of the presence of a more advanced species.

9. Electricity

Electricity

Ancient Egyptians left behind a lot of hieroglyphs that have great historical and artistic value. But that isn’t the most significant thing about them.

There are drawings that have created a lot of amazement among people, especially among those who are curious about ancient Egypt.

One case is that of a hieroglyph appearing to show the Egyptians in possession of electricity. It depicts people holding what seems to be an electrical lamp or light bulb.

That has raised a lot of suspicion. If the hieroglyph is really portraying an electrical lamp, then how did they discover electricity back then?

The hieroglyph may indicate the scientific and technological capacities that ancient Egyptians potentially possessed.

10. Pyramids

Pyramids

Let’s start with the obvious. How on Earth did the ancient Egyptians build the pyramids? Their spectacular design and structure required tremendous skill.

Yet the Egyptians somehow found a way to build not one but several pyramids across Egypt. They were the burial places of dead pharaohs.

The building of these pyramids required millions of blocks of stone, each weighing tons.

According to specialist Richard Coslow, only one stone would require ten men to lift 400 kilograms (900 lb) each. That is practically impossible.

Even if the workers all had Superman’s powers, how does that explain the amazing precision of the pyramids? The blocks were cut so precisely that you would think computers and machines were used to do so.

The ratio of the Great Pyramid’s circumference to its original height is equal to the value of pi.

So how did they do it? Unless there was indeed a mutant breathing at the time like X-Men: Apocalypse indicates, there is no possible explanation of such accomplishment without the use of an extremely advanced technology that we are not aware of.

source: listverse

Friday, July 28, 2017

10 Biggest Historical Mysteries That May Never Have Definitive Explanations

There are some historical mysteries that may never be solved. Sometimes, that's because the relevant excavated material has been lost or an archaeological site has been destroyed.

Other times, it's because new evidence is unlikely to come forward or the surviving evidence is too vague to lead scholars to a consensus.

The lack of answers only makes these enigmas more intriguing. Takes a look at 10 of these historical questions that may never have definitive explanations.

1. Who was Jack the Ripper?

Jack the Ripper

In 1888, Jack the Ripper killed at least five women in London, mutilating their bodies. A number of letters, supposedly from the Ripper, were sent to police taunting officers' efforts to find the Ripper.

(Whether any of them were actually written by the Ripper is a matter of debate among scholars.)

The name "Jack the Ripper" comes from these letters.

Needless to say, the Ripper was never found, and over the years, dozens of people have been brought up as possible candidates.

A recent book suggested that a woman named Lizzie Williams was the Ripper, although other Ripper experts cast doubt on it.

It appears unlikely that the true identity of the Ripper will ever be known for sure.

2. Where is Jimmy Hoffa?

Jimmy Hoffa

The teamster union leader known for his involvement in organized crime disappeared in Oakland County, Michigan, on July 30, 1975, and is now presumed to be dead.

The identity of his killer(s) and the location of his body are ongoing mysteries. Police and forensic anthropologists have searched a number of sites in Detroit and Oakland County to no avail.

One popular theory was that Hoffa's body was buried beneath Giants Stadium in New Jersey.

However, this theory has been debunked. The identity of his killer is also unclear.

Before his death in 2006, Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski, a hit man, claimed to have killed Hoffa and dumped his body in a scrap yard.

An author named Philip Carlo visited Kuklinski in prison before he died and wrote a book on Kuklinski's confessions.

After the book came out a number of police officers cast doubt on the confession in media interviews. As the years go by, it appears increasingly unlikely that Hoffa's remains will ever be found.

3. Where is Cleopatra's tomb?

Cleopatra's tomb

Ancient writers claim that Cleopatra VIIand her lover, Mark Antony, were buried together in a tomb after their deaths in 30 B.C.

The writer Plutarch (A.D. 45-120) wrote that the tomb was located near a temple of Isis, an Egyptian goddess, and was a "lofty and beautiful" monument containing treasures made of gold, silver, emeralds, pearls, ebony and ivory.

The location of the tomb remains a mystery. In 2010, Zahi Hawass, Egypt's former antiquities minister, conducted excavations at a site near Alexandria now called Taposiris Magna, which contains a number of tombs dating to the era when Cleopatra VII ruled Egypt.

While many interesting archaeological discoveries were made, Cleopatra VII's tomb was not among them Hawass reported in a series of news releases.

Archaeologists have noted that even if Cleopatra's tomb does survive to this day, it may be heavily plundered and unidentifiable.

4. Who killed JFK?

Who killed JFK

This is probably the biggest mystery in American history that will never be resolved to everyone's satisfaction.

On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald (although some speculate that he wasn't the only one shooting).

On Nov. 24, 1963, before Oswald could stand trial, Oswald was fatally shot by nightclub owner Jack Ruby. Ruby died of lung cancer on Jan. 3, 1967.

The most widely accepted explanation is that Oswald killed JFK on his own and Ruby killed Oswald, on his own volition.

Ruby's stated motivation was to spare Jacqueline Kennedy "the discomfiture of [Oswald] coming back to trial."

However there are still a significant number of professional historians, along with many amateurs, who do not agree with this explanation and since JFK's death, numerous alternative explanationshave been brought forward by historians and amateurs.

Given that significant new evidence is unlikely to appear, a firm consensus will probably never be reached.

5. Is there a money pit on Oak Island?

Oak Island

For more than two centuries, stories have circulated that Oak Island, located off Nova Scotia, Canada, held a money pit of buried treasure — supposedly left by the pirate Capt. William Kidd(1645-1701).

Over that time, numerous expeditions costing millions of dollars have traveled to the island searching for the lost treasure, to no avail.

Despite centuries of searching no treasure has been found on Oak Island. Nevertheless that doesn't stop people from trying to find it.

A History Channel show called the "Curse of Oak Island" follows a modern-day expedition; the show was just renewed for a fourth season in 2016.

6. Is the Copper Scroll treasure real?

Copper Scroll

Another treasure tale that will probably never be resolved is more ancient. In 1952 a copper scroll was found by archaeologists in a cave, along with other Dead Sea Scrolls, at the site of Qumran.

As its name suggests, the writing was engraved onto a copper scroll. The scroll records a vast amount of hidden gold and silver treasure — so much, in fact, that some scholars believe that it is impossible for it to exist.

The scroll dates back more than 1,900 years to a time when the Roman Empire controlled the Qumran area.

There were a number of revolts against Roman rule at the time the scroll was written, and scientists have hypothesized that the treasure was hidden to prevent its capture by Roman forces.

Whether the treasure is real, where exactly it was hidden, whether it was ever found and whether it could still exist today are all mysteries that will likely never be solved.

7. What's the fate of the Ark of the Covenant?

Ark of the Covenant

In 587 B.C., a Babylonian army, under King Nebuchadnezzar II, conquered Jerusalem, sacking the city and destroying the First Temple, a building used by the Jewish people to worship god.

The First Temple contained the Ark of the Covenant, which carried tablets recording the 10 Commandments.

The fate of the Ark is unclear.

Ancient sources indicate that the ark was either carried back to Babylonor hidden before the city was captured.

It's also possible that the ark was destroyed during the city's sacking. In any event, the ark's location is unknown.

Since the disappearance, a number of stories and legends about the ark's fate have been told.

One story suggests the ark eventually made its way to Ethiopia, where it is kept today.

Another story says the ark was divinely hidden and will not appear until a messiah arrives.

8. Were the Hanging Gardens of Babylon real?

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Ancient writers describe a fantastic series of gardens constructed at the ancient city of Babylonin modern-day Iraq.

It's not clear when these gardens were built, but some ancient writers were so impressed by the gardens that they called them a "wonder of the world."

Around 250 B.C., Philo of Byzantium wrote that the Hanging Gardens had "plants cultivated at a height above ground level, and the roots of the trees are embedded in an upper terrace rather than in the earth."

So far, archaeologists who have excavated Babylon have been unable to find the remains of a garden that meets this description.

This has left archaeologists with a question: Did the hanging gardens really exist? In ­2013, Stephanie Dalley, a researcher at the University of Oxford, proposed in a book that the gardens were actually located at the Assyrian city of Nineveh.

Over the past two decades, both Babylon and Nineveh have suffered damage from wars and looting, and it seems unlikely that this mystery will ever be fully solved.

9. Is there a City of Atlantis?

City of Atlantis

Writing in the fourth century B.C., the Greek philosopher Plato told a story of a land named Atlantisthat existed in the Atlantic Ocean and supposedly conquered much of Europe and Africa in prehistoric times.

In the story, the prehistoric Athenians strike back against Atlantis in a conflict that ends with Atlantis vanishing beneath the waves.

While no serious scholar believes that this story is literally true, some have speculated that the legend could have been inspired, in part, by real events that happened in Greek history.

One possibility is that the Minoan civilization(as it's now called), which flourished on the island of Crete until about 1400 B.C., could have inspired the story of Atlantis.

Although Crete is in the Mediterranean, and not the Atlantic, Minoan settlements suffered considerable damageduring the eruption of Thera, a volcano in Greece.

Additionally, archaeologists found that the Minoans were eventually overcome (or forced to join with) a group of people called the Mycenaeans, who were based on mainland Greece.

It's unlikely that this debate will ever be fully settled.

What was Jesus really like?

Jesus

The earliest surviving gospels date to the second century, almost 100 years after the life of Jesus (although recently, it was announced that a possible first-century fragmenthad been found).

The lack of surviving first-century texts about Jesus leave biblical scholars with a number of questions.

When were the gospels written? How many of the stories actually took place? What was Jesus like in real life?

Archaeological investigations of Nazareth, Jesus' hometown, reveal more about the environment where he grew up.

More recently, scientists discovered a first-century housethat, centuries after Jesus' time, was venerated as being the house that Jesus grew up in, but whether it was actually Jesus' house is unknown.

Although new research will provide more insight, scholars think it's unlikely they will ever fully know what Jesus was really like.

source: livescience

Monday, August 1, 2016

10 Hackers Who Wrote the History

In our hit-list, we are presenting the 10 most famous people, which can be described as a hacker. They entered either in computer or telephone systems and used these systems according to their own wishes, due to their knowledge and technical skills.

The top 10 Hackers of the world Who Wrote the History:

1. Konrad Zuse


It all started with Konrad Zuse, the very first computer hacker. He might not be in the literal sense, but no hacker could make a difference without his work at all.

Zuse Z3 has developed the first programmable computer in the world. He actually began with the Z1, which he constructed in the living room of his parents and completed in 1938.

The Z3 was completed in 1941. Often regarded as inventor of modern computer.

2. John “Captain Crunch” Draper


John Draper started hacking computers before they really went up the hill. He implemented the programming language Forth and the first word processor for Apple computers, called “Easy Writer”.

In the 1970s, Draper worked with hacking techniques and was a pioneer of circumvention of technical barriers.

He made ​​the phone – phreaking using the well known Blue Box, so one could make free calls to analog telephones.

At that time the system was controlled by analog tone sequences, with which one could also initiate free long distance or international calls. This hack technique was called “phreaking”.

One of the most important tools for phone hacking is a Pennywhistle from the cereal box of Cap’n Crunch.

Draper developed the Blue Box, a device with which one could produce numerous control sounds of telephone companies.

3. Steve Wozniak


Wozniak is a contemporary of John Draper and knew phreaking as well. After Draper published on a computer club meeting the details of his Blue Box, Wozniak built his own version.

Steve Jobs recognized the market potential of the device and the two Steves started their first company. From the sale of Wozniak HP calculators they gained enough revenue to build the Apple I.

4. Robert Tappan Morris


A graduate student at Cornell University, Robert Morris developed the first computer worm. According to his own statements, he wanted to capture the size of the Internet.

After he set the software on November 2, 1988 free, he infected 6,000 computers -which were then about 10 percent of Internet-connected computers.

Due to a programming error, the worm multiplied excessively and made sure that many computers were overloaded. 1989, Morris was the first to be convicted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986.

5. Mark “PhiberOptik” Abene


Most computers experts probably know Mark Abene,. He had the phone company AT &T. As a member of the hacker group Masters of Deception Abene played often around at the AT & T systems.

Through his hacking skills, he crashed the AT& T system and 60,000 customers remained without a phone for about 9 hours, Abene was quickly identified as the culprit.

The Secret Service confiscated his equipment. AT & T had to later admit that the crash was due to an error. Nevertheless, Abene was convicted and landed for a year in jail.He was the first hacker who was detained.

6. Kevin “Dark Dante” Poulsen


Poulsen led by one of the coolest hacks of all time. All the radio lines of L.A radio station KIIS-FM. This radio station promised the 102nd caller of the program would win a Porsche 944 S2.

Poulsen took over all telephone lines and the transmitter and thus ensured that his call was the right one. The telephone line went out later on during the broadcast.

Later, he went into hiding and was wanted by the FBI. He even landed in the American so called unsolved “File number XY … unsolved.” . 1991 Poulsen was under arrest and numerous offenses against him pleaded guilty.

Later he made a 180-degree turn and worked for the elucidation of many computer crimes.

7. Kevin Mitnick


Kevin Mitnick is probably the most famous hacker in the world. He managed to be the first to get on the FBI’s list of most wanted people in the world. He broke into the systems of Nokia and Motorola.

He hacked the punch card ticketing system of Los Angeles bus system through which he could travel in any bus throughout the state.

Through a phone number given by his friend he hacked DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) main software.

In 1979, at the age of 16, he hacked a computer for the first time and copied proprietary software. After two and a half years, he was arrested and spent five years in prison. He now runs his own security company.

8. Tsutomu Shimomura


Not all hackers are “evil”. Tsutomu Shimomura made sure that Kevin Mitnick was convicted. He helped and collaborated with FBI to get the famous hacker Mitnick arrested.

In 1994 Mitnick stole some personal files of Shimomura and published them online. Shimomura managed to trace it back to Mitnick. Some authors consider his involvement in Mitnick case/arrest as dubious.

9. Richard Stallman


Stallman was a student and programmer at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab. He was already open source and retaliated at MIT against the restriction of computer use in the laboratory. In the university a password-protected computer system was established for students.

He decrypted the passwords and sent to the users in plain text, and proposed to give up the password to again in the future to enable anonymous access.

Later Stallman developed the GPL General Public License and the GNU operating system, a completely free Unix system.

10. Linus Torvalds


Linus Torvalds began his hacking career on an old Commodore VIC-20 and the Sinclair QL, which he greatly improved. On the QL, he programmed his own Text Editor and even a Pac-Man clone named Cool Man.

In 1991, he got hold of an Intel 80386 PC and started working on Linux, which he first published under its own license, but later, under the GNU GPL.

He was the principal force behind the development of Linux Kernel.

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