Wednesday, August 23, 2006



Percaya atau tidak? Objek ini pernah suatu ketika dipamerkan sebagai ikan duyung tulen. Beribu-ribu orang membayar 25-sen untuk menontonya pada tahun 1842. Tapi sebanarnya ia merupakan pelakuran pintar antara kepala monyet dan ikan. Terkejut!!!

Ini bukan kereta biasa.. ia dibuat dari beribu-ribu duit syiling 1 sen. Percayakah anda?

Inilah kasut yang pernah dipakai oleh Robert Wadlow orang tertinggi di dunia. Percaya atau tidak saiznya adalah 37AA!!

Ini merupkan kembar siam Thailand. Percaya atu tidak mereka berkahwin dan mempunyai anak.

Anda nak jadi kaya???!!...duduklah dikerusi ini kerana ia digelar kerusi bertuah di dunia. Betul ke? entahlah....

Lihat pada cermin dan cuba gulungkan lidah anda......



Taking pictures with your mobile phone is no longer confined to what is visible through the view finder on the phone. Sony Ericsson’s new Bluetooth controlled camera, ROB-1, can move around freely, steered wirelessly by the joy-stick or keypad on your mobile phone or as for P900 / P910 with the touch screen, enabling you to see on your phone screen exactly what ROB-1 is looking at. You can than capture these images using your phone just as you would a normal phone. Visitors to Sony Ericsson’s stand at
ceBit can be first to try the Bluetooth Motion Cam ROB-1 when it makes its debut at the exhibition.



Sony’s latest digital compact is even smaller than the last one. Following in the footsteps of the T3 and T5, the DSC-T7 promises great photographs from an ultra thin body, but can it really achieve what it promises? Asks stuart miles.
The camera is, without a doubt, compact. It measures just 9.2 x 6.0 x 1.5cm. Even loaded with a battery and a Memory Stick Duo card it weight in at a mere 134g.
Like the T3, the biggest single element to the camera is the screen, and considering the dimensions above, it’s amazing Sony has managed to put a 2.5in, 230,000-colour screen on the back. The screen takes up most of the back of the unit and while this means that you have plenty of chance to see the photographic subject, it’s not without problems



This first project presented by STUDIOTORINO has been created in collaboration with Alois Ruf, who was developed the mechanical, performance and certification aspect.
Driving pleasure must take into consideration factors like road condition, air, sun and fear of driving in harsh weather conditions on curvy and slippery roads. Beyond being a passion, sports is a challen
ge. It is measure up to oneself; is pleasure. Speed is relative pleasure is intimate and personal.
It is understand and essential, never brash and yet aggressive in a minimalist manner. It is tailored to the pilot and co-pilot like an haute-couture dress. It is powerful, but not excessively. It’s power plant guarantees approx. 420 bhp (305kw), but mostly a very high torque at any RPM. Shall we talk about speed? Let’s say about 285Km/h. True and easy to easy to reach-but let’s forget legal speed limits.
Leading industry partners and services providers have designed,
manufactured and provided for the first time, purposely and for this off-set model only, technologically advanced components such as alloy wheels, tires, braking system, paints, luxury lather interiors and carbon-fiber seats.

Monday, August 21, 2006



Zion Guitar Technology Classic

A stalwart of the Zion Guitar Technology guitar line has been the Classic and now there is a very traditional Cherry Sunburst finish to go on its carved and figured maple top. Add the faux maple binding and you've got a great look. The very defined carving of the top gives the Zion guitar, its distinctive look.
Zion guitars are double cutaway, solid-body designs featuring carved figured tops on top of your choice of body woods. Tops come in AAA flame maple or quilted maple and body woods available are: swamp ash, alder, basswood, and mahogany. Premium exotic woods are also available.
The maple necks have rosewood fingerboards, 22 frets on a 25 1/2-inch scale and a twelve-inch radius.
Hardware is nickel/chrome with a Wilkinson VS-100 bridge and you can order any arrangement of humbuckers and single coil pickups using DiMarzio or Seymour Duncan pickups with a five-way blade switch along with master volume and tone controls. Other finishes are: Trans Amber, Amber Burst, Root Beer Burst, Tobacco Burst, Cherry Burst, Trans Red, Trans Blue, Black Burst, Stain-Like-Fire, and Tiger's Eye. Complete with custom tweed case, the Classic sells for $2,895 MSRP.



Makarov pistol is acknowledged to be one of the best 20th century pistols in the world, along side with Browning, Walter, Beretta, and Astra. Mak’s serial production has been going on for over 50 years on mechanical factory in the city of Izhevsk, Russia.
During that time, entire family of weapons were derived from Makarov. They are gas, pneumatic and models made specifically for export. They all have wide spectrum of application that vary from military, law enforcement and secret service down to sporting and casual practice shooting.
Makarov is currently the only pistol in the world that successfully passes so called “combined conditions” testing. That test consists of field trials in dirt, rain, snow. Combination of qualities such as size, weight, magazine capacity, barrel energy, recoil and cost makes Makarov a leader amongst majority of handguns available on the market even today.
Izhevsk factory produces three export caliber flavors: 9x18 Makarov, 9x17 Kurtz, 9x19 Parabellum. All modifications of pistols can have either fixed or adjustable sights. Magazine capacities are 8 or 12 rounds for 9x17 and 9x18, and 8 for 9x19. These models come in two possible finishes - oxidated and nickel-plated. There is also a .380 ACP version of Makarov that is exclusively sold by "B-West" company.
There were 20,000 Makarovs imported into USA in 1993, and that number reached whopping 150,000 in 1994. Due to various legal and political factors number of Makarov inflow has dropped significally. But even at that, PMs were able to hijack almost 10% of total American handgun market!



When the Football League was founded in 1888, Anfield was one of League's original grounds. On September 8th 1888 the very first Saturday of League football, Anfield welcomed as visitors Accrington to play not against the 'Reds', but the 'Blues' of Everton Football Club.
The blue and white quartered shirts of Everton FC made quite a name for themselves at Anfield winning the League Championship in 1891, but this is to run ahead slightly. Both teams owe their existence to a Reverend Chambers of the then newly constructed and now, totally demolished, church - St Domingo, and to John Houlding - Tory MP and Mayor of Liverpool who ultimately caused Everton FC to leave Anfield and who created Liverpool Football Club.
St Domingo's football team was a strictly amateur affair created amid the belief that young lads could better be kept on the path of religious well-being through a healthy passion for competitive team games. After only a year or so of enthusiastic play in Stanley Park, they renamed themselves Everton Football Club in honour of the location of their founding church.
The St Domingo's team met however not at Church, but the Queen's Head Hotel in Village Street adjacent to "Ye Anciente Everton Toffee House". From this Everton F.C. gained their curious nickname of "The Toffees". In adopting the name Everton, the team ensured that they would permanently struggle to be located with confidence by those from outside of the city and lead to Royalty asking "Tell me, from which part of the country is the city of Everton?" nearly a century later.
The fledgling Everton played in a number of locations but settled in a greenfield site between Anfield Road and Walton Breck Road. So was born one of the great names in world football - Anfield. The team prospered and became financially sound with astute guidance from their President Mr John Houlding. John Houlding was a brewer, local council member and later Mayor of Liverpool.
Despite this he has become a largely forgotten figure in the city, although a bronze plaque outside the Directors' Lounge in Anfield and a fine oil portrait hanging within the Club museum preserve his likeness.
For a man responsible for the development of Everton and the creation of Liverpool Football Club, it is amazing how little he is remembered. There are however a few landmarks in the area where Houlding was known as "King John of Everton". The very short 'Houlding Street' has on it's corner the 'Sandon' pub. This pub was once owned by Houlding and he led many meetings of Everton Football Club from here in the bowls pavilion that existed to the rear. The place was also used as a dressing room by the players for many years. Both Everton and later Liverpool football teams were first photographed in front of this bowls pavilion.
It can be questioned whether Everton would have been one of the founding members of the Football League in 1888 without Houlding's assistance. He brought Everton to Anfield in 1884. They previously rented a little field in Priory Road, north of Stanley Park, but they were unwelcome because of the noisy crowds on match days.
So Houlding went to his friend and fellow brewer, Mr. Orrell, who owned a place in Anfield Road and conducted the business to get a new home ground. But it was from this point on that criticism of the club President started to grow from some members of the Everton board, building up to a crisis in 1892.It was not the rent alone that annoyed the board members. Houlding also wanted only his sparkling ales to be sold at the ground, and he of course profited very considerably from this arrangement. However it was still John Houlding that helped the club out when they need money to buy players and rebuild the ground.
The Sandon's use as dressing room was an arrangement that really only suited Houlding as he again benefited from his players drinking his products. A letter in the Liverpool Echo in January 1892 suggested that Houlding didn't want the club to move out of the pub. The writer says: "It's a disgrace that at a big club such as Everton, players have to walk through hordes of people on match days." The conflict on how the club should be managed and conduct its business came to a to a head in 1889-90. The rent at Anfield went up again. Everton FC paid £100 in 1884. By 1889-90 Houlding was charging them £250. Houlding had many practical and realistic solutions on how they could solve this situation. One was to transform Everton into a plc. On the 15th of September 1891 he chaired a meeting about the issue.

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