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8 Forbidden Places You Are Not Allowed To Visit

Here are 10 places you are absolutely, definitely, not allowed to visit — nor would you want to after you’ve read this list…

1. Area 51

The US is renowned for being highly secretive. But the efforts around Area 51, situated in Nevada, is on another level. The base’s current primary purpose is publicly unknown but is commonly thought to be used to develop and test experimental aircraft and weapons systems. Many conspiracy theorists believe the area houses UFOs and that aliens are studied here, but with no civilians able to enter, we will never know.
Beyond the gate, cameras see every angle. On the distant hilltop, there’s a white pickup truck with a tinted windshield peering down on everything below. Locals say the base knows every desert tortoise and jackrabbit that hops the fence. Others claim there are embedded sensors in the approaching road.

 2. RAF Menwith Hill

RAF Menwith Hill is a Royal Air Force station in North Yorkshire, England. It provides ‘communications and intelligence support services’ to the UK and the US military. Some of the satellites are controlled directly by the American NSA. It is thought to be the largest electronic monitoring station in the world, originally set up to intercept messages between the Soviet Union and the eastern bloc allies. Many now believe this original scope has widened.

3. Room 39

It’s hard enough getting into North Korea. Now imagine trying to get into Room 39, a secretive North Korean government facility home to several illegal operations including counterfeiting $100 bills, production of drugs (including methamphetamine and heroin) and international insurance fraud. Many claims that Room 39 is critical to Kim Jong’s continued power, enabling him to buy political support and fund North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.

4. Snake Island

About 90 miles from the city of São Paulo lies Ilha de Queimada Grande, or “Snake Island” — a place so filled with venomous serpents that it’s been called one of the world’s deadliest islands. Scientists estimate that up to 4,000 snakes live on the 110-acre island — that’s one snake for every six square yards.This just may be the most terrifying place on Earth — at least if you happen to suffer from ophidiophobia, aka fear of snakes.

5. Vatican Secret Archives

The Vatican Secret Archives only not actually so secret after all. They remained absolutely closed to outsiders until 1881 when Pope Leo XIII opened them to selected outsiders. These days thousands of researchers examine its documents each year, but given that the archives contain 52 miles of shelving, some have suggested dark secrets from the past could be lurking, waiting to be discovered. Documents in the archive include Henry VIII of England’s request for a marriage annulment, and letters from Michelangelo complaining about late payment for his work.

6.Mezhgorye

Mezhgorye is a closed town in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia. It is said that people living in the town work on highly-classified secret workaround Mount Yamantaw, which has been suspected to be the location of a nuclear program, a repository of Russian treasures, a bunker in case of war or a huge warehouse of coal. But really, who knows?

7. Mount Weather

The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center is a civilian command facility in Virginia, US. The facility is a major relocation site for the highest level of civilian and military officials in case of national disaster, playing a major role in US continuity of government.

8. Surtsey



Surtsey is is a volcanic island located on the southern coast of Iceland. It was formed in a volcanic eruption that began in 1963 and ended in 1967. No humans are allowed on the island — bar a few scientists — to allow for natural ecological succession to take place without outside interference. However, this has not been without its hiccups. In the early years, a tomato plant was found taking root, the result of a scientist going for a poo where they shouldn’t have. Naughty!

First Miss Wheelchair World beauty pageant wins hearts of still

In the first of its kind, a beauty hunt for the first Miss Wheelchair has managed to break down the barriers for disabled women and boosted the morale of the many.

Aleksandra Chichikova, a 23-year-old psychology student from Belarus was crowned the first ever Miss Wheelchair world.

“Fight your anxiety and your fears,” said the first ever Miss Wheelchair world.

The competition, which was organised by a Polish Foundation, held for the first time on a global scale.

Contest co-founder and jury president Katarzyna Wojtaszek-Ginalska told AFP the goal was the event was to “change the image of women in wheelchairs so they would not be judged solely by this attribute”.

Adding to the more, she said that the event was also focused on highlighting that a wheelchair is a luxury in many parts of the world.

Competitors were chosen either in national rounds or by non-governmental organisations.

Miss Wojtaszek-Ginalska added: “It is not the looks that matter the most…we have focused especially on the personality of the girls, their everyday activities, their involvement, social life, plans.”

The contestant spent eight days in the polish capital participating in rehearsals, photo shoots, conferences and visits.

The first-ever edition of the beauty pageant was held in Warsaw on Saturday.

The event featured contestants from countries including Brazil, Canada, France India, Italy, Mexico, Russia and the United States.

India Becomes The Highest Number Of User On Facebook In The World

India has overtaken the US to become Facebook’s largest country audience with a total 241 million active users, compared to 240 million in the US.

The change at the top of the platform’s country rankings comes just a few days after Facebook announced it has more than two billion monthly users around the world, a report in The Next Web on Thursday said.

The portal was quoting figures that the social media giant released to advertisers.

The figures indicate that active users in India were growing more than twice as fast as in the US.

“Active users in India are up 27% in the past six months alone, compared to growth of 12% in the US over the same period,” the report added.

What was puzzling is that despite being the platform’s largest country audience, the social media penetration in India remained low, with just 19% of its total population using Facebook in June.

The figures also lay bare the Facebook’s gender imbalance in India as men still represent three-quarters of the active Facebook profiles.

In contrast, in the US, 54% of the platform’s active users were women.

More than half of India’s Facebook users were below the age of 25.

These Pictures Of Annual Gay Pride Parade Across The World Is Delivering The Message Of Love And Acceptance.

Annual Gay Pride Parade hosted in countries across the world have one message to convey to the whole world, that of love and togetherness. Here are twenty colourful pictures showing the participants in different nations celebrating and spreading pride.

Pride this year is showing that people of LGBTQ community are not going to sit down for anything less than full rights, full equality.’

43 Of 55 McDonald’s Outlets To Shut Down Today, More Than 1700 Will Lose Jobs.

The Connaught Plaza Restaurants (CPRL) board took an unprecedented move, to shut down 43 out of 55 outlets of McDonalds in Delhi from Thursday.

The closure is because of the decision by the board of directors of the Connaught Plaza Restaurants Ltd, the 50:50 local joint venture between former managing director of CPRL Vikram Bakshi and McDonald’s, following a dispute between the two parties.

“It’s unfortunate, but operation of 43 restaurants operated by CPRL has been temporarily suspended,” said Vikram Bakshi. The decision to shut down the restaurants was taken during a board meeting on Skype on Wednesday.

The sources reported that CPRL board failed to get the mandatory regulatory health licences renewed because of the infighting between Bakshi and McDonald’s, resulting 1,700 to lose job.

Marketing and branding experts feel that the closure of 43 restaurants will hurt McDonald’s, which was overtaken by pizza chain Domino’s in 2013 as the largest quick service restaurant chain in the country. Ashita Aggarwal, head of marketing at SP Jain Institute of Management and Research said, “It’s a body blow for the brand” . Brand strategist Harish Bijoor said that unless McDonald’s sorts out its legal problems, its brand will decline further.

By: Simran Dhingra.

World’s Largest Telescope Goes Online In China

China begins operating world’s largest radio telescope. The radio telescope is nestled in a natural basin within a stunning landscape of lush green karst formations in southern Guizhou province. The telescope measures 500 meters in diameter. It took five years and $180 million to complete and surpasses that of the 300-meter Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, a dish used in research on stars that led to a Nobel Prize.

FAST would search for gravitational waves, detect radio emissions from stars and galaxies and listen for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life.

“The ultimate goal of FAST is to discover the laws of the development of the universe,” Qian Lei, an associate researcher with the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, told.
Qia “In theory, if there is any civilisation in outer space, the radio signal will send a similar signal we receive when a pulsar (spinning neutron star) is approaching us.”

Installation of the 4,450-panel structure, nicknamed Tianyan, or the Eye of Heaven, started in 2011 and was completed in July.

The telescope requires a radio silence within a 5-kilometer (3-mile) radius, resulting in the relocation of more than 8,000 people from their homes in eight villages to make way for the facility, state media said. Reports in August said the villagers would be compensated with cash or new homes from a budget of about $269 million from a poverty relief fund and bank loans.

CCTV reported that during a recent test, the telescope received radio signals from a pulsar that was 1,351 light-years from Earth.

China has also completed the construction of tourist facilities such as an observation deck on a nearby mountain, reports said. Such facilities can be a draw for visitors—the one in Puerto Rico draws about 90,000 visitors and some 200 scientists each year.

By: Drishti Gupta

His Filipino and Australian accent videos are spot on, watch the video here.

Mimicking is an art and the blessing directly from the god. It’s not an easy task, especially when you have to mimic people from the different country. But this guy has some extraordinary talent.  Shadi Tohme, famously known as ‘Mad Shadz,’ is a resident of Dubai and originally from Syria. He enjoys a huge fan following and can be termed as a ‘social media star’.

In this particular video, Mad Shadz is seen impersonating types of flirts, and boy he is great. His accent is brilliant and I bet you cannot figure out his true nationality. His Filipino and Australian English are sure to give you fits of laughter.

The video has so far garnered 16M views. Check it out here:

Different types of flirters, experienced any? 🤔Instagram: madshadz Snapchat: shaditohme

Posted by Mad Shadz on Saturday, 31 December 2016

 

 

Here’s A List Of Services That Are Free In India, But Maybe Paid In Other Countries.

As an Indian, you are used to say the phrase “Bhaiya, aek aur dena.” This complimentary phrase works efficiently all over India, be it a ‘Gol Gappe vaala’ aur High-end shopping complex. This “Bhaiya, aek aur dena” phrase seems not to end anytime soon.

The problem arises; when this mentality flies off to a different country. The economic crisis they trapped into, and delay to adapt the economic changes. It may be a shock, or annoying, as too many of the people for paying for the same service which is free in their home country.

Yes! When you fly to a different country, you may be charged for the service you are getting free in India, or vis-à-vis.

Here, we brought you the list of services that are free (or paid) in India but are paid (or free) in another country

 

Education: if you’re a Malaysian; at least until you finish high school. And you’re good and eligible for scholarships, then you’d be studying for free wherever and at whatever stage (including postgraduates).

 

Health: Again, if you are a Malaysian; Government hospitals basically provide free services and supply free medications for all citizens of any age. Even procedures and surgeries are free though some special instruments (for example in spine surgeries) needed might have to be paid by the patients. Services are as good (if not better) than private hospitals here.

 

Food: Ever heard of “Open Houses“, where you come from? Malaysians are huge when it comes to food and giving. “Open Houses” are a tradition in Malaysia where strangers, foreigners, and locals alike are all invited to these houses to enjoy free food and socialize. You can even do takeaways. No kidding. A heaven for Indians, as they like ‘free’ stuff a lot

 

 

Hot drinks at petrol stations: Takes place during festive seasons for long distance road travelers. This is to encourage drivers to stop and rest; done in good faith to reduce the number of deaths/motor vehicle accidents that happen every goddamn festive season.

 

Internet: If you are in The US, feel lucky. Unlike India, The US government (or the Internet Service Provider) doesn’t charge their customer for accessing the public WiFi. In India, we have wifi hotspot which connects for about 30 mins and then you have to buy if you like.

 

Contacting the government in Canada: If you try to send mail to any government official in Canada, you don’t have to pay postage. Canada Post will take it for free.

 

Airport Luggage trolleys: At Indian airports, you can use trolleys for baggage and don’t have to worry about paying in foreign currency coins.

 

Toilets: You can use toilets at a shopping mall, museums without paying anything. While in other countries 1 or 2 euro need to be paid.

 

World’s first ‘Electric Road’ Inaugurated in Sweden!

The world’s first ‘electric road’ goes on trial in Sweden on Wednesday 22 June, aiming to halve energy consumption and eliminate local emissions. It consists of 2km of overhead power lines on the E16 motorway outside the city of Gävle, close to the Baltic in central Sweden. The system is similar to the overhead power supply for rail lines and involves lorries with pantographs connecting to overhead contact lines and drawing power from them.

The project is a collaboration between Region Gävleborg (the regional authority), with funding from the Swedish Government, technology firm Siemens and truckmaker Scania. It is ‘the first electric highway on the public road in the world,’ the regional authority said.

The purpose of the section is to perform a two-year test of how the infrastructure works functions under normal traffic conditions and different weather conditions

Eva Lindberg, chair of Region Gävleborg, said the electric road would lead to significant development for the entire county and had attracted interest from many other countries.

‘I am incredibly proud of our success with Project E16 Electric Road, and now we are really at the forefront of the work on climate and environment. The E16 Electric Road is a symbol of environmental care, quality of life, cooperation and innovation,’ she said.

According to Siemens, the pantograph can be easily connected to and disconnected from the contact wire, either automatically or at the push of a button, at speeds ranging from 0 to 90 km/h.

The company said steering a lorry connected to the overhead lines is no different from driving a normal diesel lorry, as the active pantograph compensates for any shifts in position within the lane and automatically disconnects in the event of evasive maneuvers or if the vehicle’s indicators are used.

It said lorries using the new system, which operates as hybrid vehicles when not on the electric road, reduce energy consumption by half, as well as eliminating local emissions.

The Swedish Government has set a goal for the country’s vehicles to be fossil-fuel free by 2030.

Siemens is currently constructing similar scheme in California in collaboration with Volvo Group. This will be two miles long and is due to open by the end of the year.