– they are about 4 billion years old, more than 600 times than our oldest ancestor.
– the diamonds are purely made off, for all their rarity, from one of the most familiar element on earth: carbon.
– carbon is formed in the core of dying Red Giants; when the stars explodes, they fling billions of tons of carbon into space.
– diamonds were found in South Africa in the 19th century; hundreds of thousands have been mined there.
– the word diamond came from the ancient Greek word „adamas” meaning „unconquerable” or „invincible”.
– the world’s first synthetic diamond was produced, after 5 years of attempts and millions of dollars, by General Electric which succeded in 1955.
– there are several traits which does not affect a diamond’s value; theese are: cleavage planes, natural weak spots in diamonds. But there are few which does affect, and theese are: color, clarity, carat weight and cut.
– the first diamond wedding ring proposal was in the year of 1477; the Archduke Maximillian of Austria gave the first recorded diamond wedding ring to Mary of Burgundy.

The word mahout comes from the Hindi words mahaut and mahavat, derivatives of the Sanskrit word mahamatra, meaning „[one] having great measure”. In India especially Kerala, mahout use three types of device to control elephants: Thotti (hook) which is 3.5 feet in length and 3 inches thick, Valiya kol (long pole) which is 10.5 feet in length and 5.5 inches in thickness and cheru kol (short pole). But as you can see in the picture here, the man’s care and love is better than any device.

Se apropie 8 Martie, deci Ziua Mamei, si credeti-ma ca atunci n-am sa pot sa postez asa ceve. Ma reneaga mama! Dar pentru ca m-am distrat copios cand am primit-o azi de la sursa mea inepuizabila de buna dispozitie – Alexandra P., careia desigur ca ii multumesc – m-am gandit ca va voi smulge si voua macar un zambet. Have fun!

Ambasada Republicii Islamice Pakistan la Bucureşti în colaborare cu Ministerul Culturii, Cultelor şi Patrimoniului Naţional şi Muzeul Naţional al Satului “Dimitrie Gusti” organizează începând cu 26 februarie 2009 expoziţia de broderie pakistaneză “Vise ţesute în culori” (Dreams stitched in colors). Este pentru prima dată când broderii în culori vii, care au evoluat de-a lungul unei perioade de peste 4000 ani, provenind din zona deşertică a Pakistanului, sunt expuse în România.

Excuse me guys, it’s not Valentine’s, it’s not even my birthday … I don’t know what urge made me bring you today this article about the most beautiful rocks on the planet and the best friends of the girls – the diamonds – but enjoy theese beauties: These seven diamonds are among the most rare and valuable in the world. They are being displayed together for the first and only time through the collaborative efforts of the Smithsonian Institution, The Steinmetz Group, and the Gemological Institute of America.

Am primit astazi un email ce se voia o informare, dar care este indirect o reclama la un producator (si site-ul sau) de lapte. Pentru ca mi-a placut si prezentarea site-ului, si ideea producatorului de a ne „dota” orasul cu dozatoare de lapte la colt de strada (ambitioasa ideea!), dar si primul articol scris despre acest subiect (din care va dau mai jos si un fragment) am decis sa va arat si voua despre ce e vorba; asadar www.fermadelapte.ro si urmatorul fragment din textul de Lucian Avramescu.

Glow-in-the-dark light bulb trapped in a solid acrylic brick / designed by Alvaro Catalan De Ocon
Recharges from energy in natural light during the day. Glows at night. Made with a real light bulb! 85X85X105mm

Chiar daca in orasul nostru e mai bine sa nu existe acest fenomen meteorologic, din motive pe care sigur le cunoasteti si voi … mizerie, trafic infernal, gropi (implicit dus imbracat vrei-nu vrei), eu iubesc ploaia. Dar nu ma luati in seama, nu despre mine e vorba aici, ci despre un accesoriu destinat zilelor cu ploaie. Nu costa decat 50$, il puteti obtine cumparandu-l online de pe www.artlebedev.com si poate fi in acelasi timp si un mesajul potrivit indreptat catre administratie, catre prost-crescutii din trafic, sau pur si simplu pentru ca suntem cu totii niste rebeli uneori.

In my opinion one of the most aesthetically brilliant lighthouses you’ll find, the stark white knarrarós lighthouse was built in 1938 and is the tallest building in southern Iceland at 86ft. perched on top of a white base, the building is surrounded by grass, the color contrast just adding to its mystical appearance. The light is still active and flashes for a 3 second period every 1/2 minute.