Amazing Data

A Blog on amazing stuff: Amazing pictures, amazing world, amazing people, funny and cool stuff, etc.

The Top 10 Telescopes of All Time

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Gemini Observatory Two eyes are better than one. The Gemini Observatory’s twin optical/infrared telescopes are an ocean apart, yet together they can access the entire sky. Gemini South is located at almost 9,000 feet in the Chilean Andes; Gemini North (pictured) sits atop the dormant volcano Mauna Kea, home to an international community of telescopes […]


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The 10 weirdest items sold on Amazon

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Think Amazon’s just a cheap way of getting hold of bestsellers and DVDs? Think Again. We’ve uncovered 10 absolutely incredible items for sale on the online emporium. 1. Wolf Urine Lure-32 oz The blurb says: “Use our 100% urine lures to create the illusion predators are present in the area you wish.” Reviewer Glenn Berkemeier says: ”Today is […]


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5 Truly Bizarre Historical Theories

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From subterranean Martians to female hysteria, people have been known to believe some pretty bizarre things. What does it take to make a believable scientific hypothesis out of a strange idea like Hollow Earth theory, what suspension of believe is needed to agree with the Intelligent Design nutjobs? Apparently, not much. Here are five of […]


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10 Excruciating Medical Treatments from the Middle Ages

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Surgery: Crude, blunt and horribly painful Surgery in the Middle Ages was crude and blunt and … PAINFUL! Surgeons had a very poor understanding of human anatomy, anesthetics and antiseptic techniques to keep wounds and incisions from infection. It was not a pleasant time to be a patient, but if you valued your life, there […]


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5 Things You Didn’t Know about North Korea

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When Ex President Bush vilified North Korea as part of the “Axis of Evil,” many Westerners needed no further convincing. What little we already thought we knew seemed plenty persuasive; North Korea — ruled in principle by a dead man and in practice by a character cartoonish enough for The Simpsons, were it not for […]


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The 10 Biggest Intellectual Fights Of All time

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In our modern, scientific world it is sometimes easy to forget that human progress often comes attached to some spectacular intellectual clashes between different ways of looking at things and differing interpretations of what is seen. There have been some notable intellectual mind-fights over the millennia, the following are ten such fights, the outcome of […]


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Psychodelic fish caught in Indonesia

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JAKARTA, Indonesia — A funky, psychedelic fish that bounces on the ocean floor like a rubber ball has been classified as a new species, a scientific journal reported. The frogfish – which has a swirl of tan and peach zebra stripes that extend from its aqua eyes to its tail – was first discovered by […]


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Sports funny faces

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In the heat of the moment, sportsmen and women sometimes pull some very strange faces. Here’s a selection of sportsmen and women caught off guard Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus pulls a strange face after losing a point during his quarter-final match against Carlos Moya of Spain at the Sydney International tennis tournament, on 11 January […]


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10 Things You Should NOT Do In Las Vegas

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You often hear of travel guides telling you about things that you must do or see when you are in Vegas but we’re taking a different track here.  Here is list of Ten Things You Should NOT DO in Vegas. 1. Use The Casino ATMs: Most casino ATMs charge anywhere from $2 – $6 (plus […]


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The 10 Coolest Places to Swim

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1. Bioluminescent Bay Located in Puerto Rico, on Vieques Island, there is a shallow body of water with a narrow inlet known as Mosquito Bay. In each gallon of the bay there are 720,000 phosphorescent single-celled organisms that glow when they are agitated. It is a defense mechanism — the glowing is designed to daze […]


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Wackiest beds around the world

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They say that your bedroom says a lot about you as it is the place where all your belongings are kept, where you can shut yourself away from the rest of the world and be your true self…whatever that may be! We have done some scouting and found you the wackiest beds in the business! […]


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