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Friday, May 23, 2014

32 Interesting Facts About Ferdinand Magellan, The First Circumnavigator of The Earth

A list of significant and interesting facts about Ferdinand Magellan.

Undeniably, Ferdinand Magellan is one of the most popular navigators/sailors in the world. This daring Portuguese voyager, who served for the Spanish monarchy, proved to the whole world that the Earth is indeed round. He proved this by reaching the East by sailing west.

Here are some important and interesting facts about Ferdinand Magellan.

1. The expedition led by Magellan was the first to sail all the way around the world proving that the Earth is round.
2. Although Sebastian De Elcano is regarded as the first circumnavigator of the Erath, it was Ferdinand Magellan who first circumnavigated the Earth in two sailings.
3. He attained this firstly, by sailing east to Asia from Spain via Cape of Good Hope in Africa; and secondly by reaching the East from Spain via Atlantic and Pacific Ocean by sailing west.
4. Ferdinand Magellan was originally a Portuguese and was born in Portugal in 1480. His Portuguese name is Fernao Magalhaes.
5. He was 25 years of age when he first went to the sea and joined the Portuguese fleet and served in India, Indonesia and Malaysia.

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Weirdest and Bizarre Male Genital Defects or Anomalies

Here are some of the most unusual and absurd congenital disorders of males which could hinder a happy relationship and satisfying sexual life.


In order for humans to reproduce normally, both male and female must be normal physically, mentally and sexually. People with physical, mental or sexual disorders or defects seem to encounter problems in reproduction.

Hypospadias

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Hypospadias is an unusual congenital defect in males in which the urethral meatus opens on the underside of the glans penis.

Phimosis

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Phimosis can be considered a minor congenital condition. The male penis is normal except for the fact that the foreskin of the penis cannot be fully retract over the glans penis. It can be corrected through minor surgical operation. Notable people who suffered from phimosis include Louis XVI of France and Canadian Prime Minister Richard Bedford Bennett.

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Freakiest and Weirdest Female Genital Anomalies or Defects

Here are some of the most bizarre and peculiar defects in female genitalia.

Some women can not reproduce normally because of absurd or abnormal medical conditions such as defects in their reproductive organs.

Here are some of the most bizarre and peculiar defects in female genitalia.

Mullerian Agenesis

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One truly weird congenital anomaly is the Mullerian Agenesis. This condition is characterized by the absence of uterus and fallopian tubes because of the failure of the mullerian ducts to develop. It is also known as MRKH or Mayer-Rokitansky-K├╝ster-Hauser Syndrome. Occurrence is 1 in 5,000.

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15 Interesting Facts About The Indian Red Scorpion: World’s Most Lethal Scorpion

The Indian Red Scorpion is one of the deadliest animals in the world. It is feared by many in India where it lives. Here are some interesting facts about the India Red Scorpion.

 Here are some interesting facts about one of the deadliest scorpions in the world – India Red Scorpion.

1. The Indian Red Scorpion is the deadliest scorpion in the sub-continent of India and in the world.
2. If not treated, a person bitten by this deadly scorpion will die within 72 hours.
3. Its scientific name is Hottentota tamulus and is also commonly known as Eastern Indian Scorpion.
4. This deadly creature can also be found in Nepal and in Pakistan.
5. Eastern Indian Scorpion often lives close to or in human settlements, especially in rural areas.

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Bizarre Sex Organ: A Male with More Than Two Testicles

We all know for a fact that a normal man has two testicles. Have you ever learned or heard of a man with more than two testicles?

 This weird congenital disorder is called Polyorchidism. A man who has Polyorchidism is known as a Polyorchid.

What is the ratio of occurrence of this medical condition?

This medical condition is very rare with less than 200 cases reported in medical literature. A male person with this condition is usually diagnosed by means of ultrasound.

What is the commonest form of Polyorchidism?

The most common form is Triorchidism, or Tritestes, where three testicles are present. The condition is usually asymptomatic which means a patient is a carrier for a disease or infection but experiences no symptoms.

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There are two primary forms of Polyorchidism: Type A and Type B.

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15 Interesting Facts About James Cook, One of The Greatest Explorers

A list of historically significant facts about James Cook.

Captain James Cook is undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest explorers in history. He is considered as the greatest navigator of Great Britain. Although Portugal and Spain were the leading colonizers during the 16th century, many parts of the world were still left undiscovered and unexplored. These remote places were discovered by James Cook for Great Britain.

Here are some interesting and important facts about Captain James Cook.

1. Captain James Cook is an English sailor who was born in 1728 in Northern England.
2. He worked for a shipping company when he was 18 years of age and joined the British Royal Navy when he was 27 years old in 1755.
3. His notable work in the navy was making maps of land in Canada that Britain conquered from France.
4. James Cook has sailed the world twice and was the first European to reach Hawaii and New Zealand.
5. He was the first European to know about kiwis, kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and penguins.

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The 20 Bloodiest, Deadliest and Most Horrifying Massacres Ever in History

A list of the top 20 incident of massacres in history where thousands to million people were indiscriminately and brutally slaughtered.

Human beings, like many animals, are cruel and merciless in many occasions. Human brutalities have been written down in history so many times.  The word “massacre” is truly a horrific term and there were countless incidents of massacres in human history. Victims of massacres are different from casualties of battles or wars. Massacre is the intentional, brutal and indiscriminate killing of unarmed people.
Here are the top 20 incident of massacres in history where thousands to million people were indiscriminately and brutally slaughtered.

1. Bodo League Massacre – 1.2 million

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One of the most brutal and horrifying massacres in human history is the anti-communist mass killing that occurred on June 28, 1950 in South Korea known as Bodo League Massacre. The estimated number of victims range from 100,000 to 1,200,000. These communist sympathizers were massacred during the Korean Warof 1950s.

2. Yangzhou Massacre – 800,000

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The Yangzhou Massacre that occurred in Yangzhou, China of 1645 CE is probably one of the bloodiest massacres in human history with up to 800,000 deaths. The Qing troops of the Qing Dynasty slaughtered residents of Yangzhou within 10 days as punishment for resistance.

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The Best Recipes for Galunggong or Gg

Galunggong is a historic fish in the Philippines and is eaten in many ways. It used to be one of the cheapest and most consumed fish in the Philippines. It is also the most common fish species used by Filipinos in making “tinapa”, a kind of smoked fish which is very popular in the entire archipelago.

Galunggong or GG is perhaps the most popular fish in the Philippines. It is one of the most abundant fish in the ocean. Being an archipelago, it is one of the basic foods eaten by majority of Filipinos. It was once tag as the national fish of the Philippine during the presidency of Corazon Aquino where she campaigned during the 1986 Snap Elections to make it the cheapest fish available to all Filipinos but she never achieve such promised and in fact it became one of the most expensive common fish in the archipelago.


Galunggong (Photo credit: Roberto Verzo)

During the elections, the fish is worth P16 pesos per kilo which used to be P5 pesos only. But during the presidency of Aquino, the price of galunggong soared high to P80 pesos and has never gone down since then.

Sweet and Sour Fish Ball

Although it is not the best fish species for sweet and sour fish ball, galunggong can be prepared also in such a way. The meat of the fish are ground or chopped finely and mix with ingredients such as finely chopped garlic, onion and carrots, salt, seasoning and flour. After mixing well, they are shaped into little balls and boiled or simmer in a pot with flour, finely chopped red bell pepper and seasoned with salt, sugar, vinegar, catsup and paminta (black pepper).

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The Top 10 Greatest Seven Footers in The National Basketball Association

NBA or National Basketball Association is the most prestigious professional basketball association in the world. It is every basketball player’s dream to play in the NBA. In basketball, height is might. Taller players have great advantage that is why tall players in basketball are among the most popular.

Here are the 10 greatest NBA players with a height of 7 feet or more. Most of them played the “center” position. These players are considered NBA’s greatest centers.
1.) Kareem Abdul Jabbar

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Name: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.)
Born: April 16, 1947
Team: Milwaukee Bucks, LA Lakers
Height: 7’ 2”
Major awards/achievements
  • 6 NBA Champion
  • 6x NBA Most Valuable Player
  • 19 NBA All Star
  • 2x NBA Finals MVP
  • 1970 NBA Rookie of the Year
  • Career points: 38,387
  • Career rebounds: 17,440
  • Career blocks: 3,189
  • Pro career: 1969 – 1989
  • One of the “50 Greatest Players in NBA History
  • He is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, with 38,387 points.
  • Abdul-Jabbar was the NBA’s all-time leader in points scored, games played, minutes played, field goals made, field goal attempts, blocked shots, defensive rebounds, and personal fouls.

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