Monthly Archives: March 2009

Tata Nano, World’s Cheapest City Car To Date at US$2000

At approximately US$2,000 (Rs.100,000), the Tata Nano is the world’s cheapest car to date. This city car is manufactured by Tata Motors of India and aimed primarily for the Indian market (too bad for the US market). It was presented on January 10, 2008, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, India and will be available in on March 23, 2009 to the Indian consumers.

With a dimension of 122 in. X 59.1 in. X 63 in. (LxWxH), it’s amazing that this car has a capacity of four passengers and have four doors.

yellow Tata Nano, Worlds Cheapest city Car To Date

The prefix “nano-” derives from the Greek root ‘nanos’, meaning dwarf. “Nano” also means “small” in Gujarati, the native language of the Tata family, founders of the Tata Group.

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Snailfish, World’s Deepest Living Fish

Snailfish is the world’s deepest living fish. In this video, scientists were able to film several snailfish nearly five miles below the surface of Japan Trench in the Pacific ocean. This is the first time snailfishes are filmed at this depth.

This video was taken by the a UK-Japan team using a remote-operated landers designed to withstand immense pressures to comb the world’s deepest depths for marine life.

Canned Pork Brains with 3500mg Cholesterol

If you have a heart problem, this canned pork brains could be your last meal. With 3500mg cholesterol per serving, a can of this “delicious and nutritious” brain matter constitutes to up 1170% of your daily cholesterol recommended dietary allowance.

Canned Pork Brains with 3500mg Cholesterol

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Cha, Korean Woman Failed Driving Test 771 Times

A Korean woman named Cha has failed the driving test for 771 times. Since 2005, she has been taking the preliminary written section of the driving test but has never passed, averaging only 30-50, while the passing mark is 60 out of 100. It is estimated that, Cha has spent more or less five million won for all the exams. If she pass, she plans to buy a car for her door-to-door food selling business.

driving woman cartoon

“I feel sorry every time I see Cha fail. When she passes, I’ll make a commemorative tablet myself and give it to her,” one officer was quoted as saying.

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Hippopotamus, Africa’s Deadliest Animal

Hippopotamus is considered as Africa’s deadliest animal. This seemingly gentle giant of the river has killed more humans than all of Africa’s most dangerous mammals combined. Hippopotamuses are very violent-tempered animals specially when there are calves around. Crocodiles are no match to this river giant.

Hippos are very aggressive towards humans and are often considered one of the most dangerous animals in Africa. It is claimed that they kill more people than any other animal except mosquitos.

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