Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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10 World's Most Deadliest Snakes - Top 10 Snakes

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 11:44 AM PST

10 World's Most Deadliest Snakes

1. Inland Taipan Or Fierce Snake - Oxyuranus Microlepidotus
Size : To 2M
Distribution : Central Australia
Habitat : Dry Plains And Grasslands
Food : Frogs , Small Mammals
Breeding : Egg-Laying
Appearance : Brown Or Olive Colors , Black Markings On The Head Or Uniformly Black Head
World's Number 1 Venomous Snake

2. The King Cobra :

Weight : 6 kg (13.2 lb)
Distribution : South and South-east Asia
Size : length up to 5.6 m (18.5 ft)
Diet : The King Cobra's diet is mainly composed of other snakes
Habitat : It lives in dense highland forests,[1][7], preferring areas dotted with lakes and streams.

3: King Brown Snake - Pseudechis Australis
Size : To 2M
Distribution : Whole Australia
Habitat : Forests To Deserts
Food : Frogs , Small Mammals
Breeding : Live-Bearing
Appearance : Dark Reddish To Brown Colors , The Colors Become Paler On The Sides And Undersides

4. Taipan - Oxyuranus Scutellatus
Size : To 2M
Distribution : NE And Extreme North Australia , New Guinea
Habitat : Forests , Open Woodlands
Food : Small Mammals
Breeding : Egg-Laying
Appearance : Lightly Keeled Scales , Light Or Dark Brown Fading To A Paler Shade On The Sides And Underside . Head Is Usually Lighter In Colour

05. MainLand & Eastern Tiger Snake
Size : To 2M
Distribution : Australia
Habitat : Forests , Open Grasslands
Food : Small Mammals , Birds
Breeding : Live-Bearing
Appearance : These 2 Tiger Snake Species Are World's Most Venomous Tiger Snakes

6. Sea Kraits - Laticauda Colubrina
Size : To 2M
Distribution : NE Australia
Habitat : A Marine Species
Food : Fish , Eels
Breeding : Egg
Appearance : Wide Head , Some Species With Bands

Tiger Snake7. Tiger Snake - Notechis Scutatus :
Size : To 1.2M
Distribution : Australia : The Eastern Side Of Australia
Habitat : Forests , Open Grasslands
Food : Frogs
Breeding : Live-Bearing , Usually 30 At Onetime
Appearance : It Can Be Olive Or Even Reddish And Usually Has A Series Of Lighter Crossbands , It Flattens Its Neck When It Is Angry

Black Tiger Snake8. Black Tiger Snake - Notechis Ater
Size : To 1.2M
Distribution : Australia : Tasmania , Islands In The Bass Strait
Habitat : Rocky Places , Dunes , Beaches , Tussock Grass
Food : Small Mammals , Frogs , Seabird Chicks
Breeding : Live-Bearing
Appearance : Large Body , Usually Black Sometimes Has Traces Of Lighter Crossbands, When Alarmed It May Spread Its Neck

Death Adder Snake9 Death Adder - Acanthophis Antarcticus :
Size : To 40-50Cm
Distribution : Most Of Australia Except Central Desert Region
Habitat : Dry , Rocky , Or Scrubby Places
Food : Small Mammals , Birds And Reptiles , It Uses The Tip Of Its Tail To Lure The Prey To Within Striking Distance
Breeding : Live-Bearing
Appearance : Broad , Triangular Head , Short Tail , Colors Grey To Brown Or Red , It Has A Number Of Irregular Crossbands Over The Body

10. Western Brown Snake - Pseudonaja Nuchalis :
Size : To 1.5M
Distribution : Most Of Australia Except Extreme SW And Se
Habitat : From Forests To Grasslands , Gravelly Plains And Deserts
Food : Small Mammals And Reptiles
Breeding : Egg-Laying
Appearance : Narrow Black Head And Black Neck Or Many Narrow Dark Crossbars , Colors Light Brown To Black Or May Have A Series Of Lighter Bands Around The Body

10 Strange Buildings of the World - Amazing

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 10:45 AM PST

10. Hang Nga Guesthouse a.k.a Crazy House (Vietnam) :

" The house is owned by the daughter of the ex-president of Vietnam, who studied architecture in Moscow. "

It does not comply with any convention about house building, has unexpected twists and turns, roofs and rooms. It looks like a fairy tale castle, it has enormous "animals" like a giraffe and a spider, no window is rectangular or round, and it can be visited like a museum.

Hang Nga Guesthouse a.k.a Crazy HouseHang Nga Guesthouse a.k.a Crazy House

9. Cubic Houses (Rotterdam, Netherlands) :

The original idea of these cubic houses came about in the 1970s. Piet Blom has developed a couple of these cubic houses that were built in Helmond.

The city of Rotterdam asked him to design housing on top of a pedestrian bridge and he decided to use the cubic houses idea. The concept behind these houses is that he tries to create a forest by each cube representing an abstract tree; therefore the whole village becomes a forest.

Cubic HousesCubic Houses

8. Habitat 67 (Montreal, Canada) :

Expo 67, one of the world's largest universal expositions was held in Montreal. Housing was one of the main themes of Expo 67.

The cube is the base, the mean and the finality of Habitat 67. In its material sense, the cube is a symbol of stability. As for its mystic meaning, the cube is symbol of wisdom, truth, moral perfection, at the origin itself of our civilization.

354 cubes of a magnificent grey-beige build up one on the other to form 146 residences nestled between sky and earth, between city and river, between greenery and light.

Habitat 67Habitat 67

7. Wonderworks (Pigeon Forge, TN, United States) :


6. Kansas City Public Library (Missouri, United States) :

This project, located in the heart of Kansas City, represents one of the pioneer projects behind the revitalization of downtown.

The people of Kansas City were asked to help pick highly influential books that represent Kansas City. Those titles were included as 'bookbindings' in the innovative design of the parking garage exterior, to inspire people to utilize the downtown Central Library.

Kansas City Public LibraryKansas City Public Library

5. The Basket Building (Ohio, United States) :

The Longaberger Basket Company building in Newark, Ohio might just be a strangest office building in the world. The 180,000-square-foot building, a replica of the company's famous market basket, cost $30 million and took two years to complete. Many experts tried to persuade Dave Longaberger to alter his plans, but he wanted an exact replica of the real thing.

The Basket BuildingThe Basket Building

4. Ferdinand Cheval Palace a.k.a Ideal Palace (France) :

Ferdinand Cheval Palace a.k.a Ideal PalaceFerdinand Cheval Palace a.k.a Ideal Palace

3. The Torre Galatea Figueras (Spain) :

" Torre Galatea, an annexed building of the Museum, named in honour of Gala, Dali's wife. "

The Torre Galatea Figueras SpainThe Torre Galatea Figueras Spain

2. Forest Spiral – Hundertwasser Building (Darmstadt, Germany) :

The Hundertwasser house "Waldspirale" ("Forest Spiral") was built in Darmstadt between 1998 and 2000. Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the famous Austrian architect and painter, is widely renowned for his revolutionary, colourful architectural designs which incorporate irregular, organic forms, e.g. onion-shaped domes.

The structure with 105 apartments wraps around a landscaped courtyard with a running stream. Up in the turret at the southeast corner, there is a restaurant, including a cocktail bar.

Forest Spiral Picture
Forest Spiral Picture

1. The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland) :

Construction of the building started in in January 2003 and in December 2003 it was finished. House architecture is based on Jan Marcin Szancer (famous Polish artist and child books illustrator) and Per Dahlberg (Swedish painter living in Sopot) pictures and paintings.

The Crooked House PhotoThe Crooked House Photo

inside the crooked house sopotinside the crooked house sopot
inside the crooked house sopot

> This crazy looking building is situated in Sopot, at Bohaterów Monte Cassino Street. The architecture of the building is based on drawings by Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg. There is also unusual roof covered with sheet metal with enamel roof tiles coloured with green shades, see blue and Parishian blue, which gives the illusion of dragon scales.

It's a popular tourist destination and inside are a number of pubs and restaurants.

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