How big our Earth Is?

Interesting. Now, THIS is really fascinating – it’s rather dazzling to see it presented this way.

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I certainly thought this was enlightening. beyond our sun … It’s a big universe.

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Antares is the 15th brightest star in the sky. It is more than 1000 light years away.

Now how big are you? And how big are the things that upset you day to day? Or for that matter, the things that are important? Keep life in prospective..!



The Best U.S. Rose Gardens

I just saw a post in which has the list of best Rose Gardens to visit in United States.

Flowers are something which excites everyone. This is something which I can not afford to miss. I will surely visit all these places mentioned.

Here’s the details.

1. International Rose Test Garden Washington Park – Portland, Oregon
2. Rose Garden in Woodland Park Zoo – Seattle, Washington
3. Lyndale Park Rose Garden – Minneapolis, Minnesota
4. McKinley Park Rose Garden – Sacramento, California
5. The Centennial Rose Garden, Schmidt Mansion – Tumwater, Washington
6. Elizabeth Park Rose Garden – Hartford, Connecticut
7. Mesa Community College Rose Garden – Mesa, Arizona
8. Chicago Botanic Gardens – Glencoe, Illinios – north of Chicago, Illinois
9. The John E. Voight Trial Garden – Hales Corners, Wisconsin
10. Tyler Rose Garden – Tyler, Texas


The World’s Party

It’s Party Time! – The Rough Guide World Party is a detailed guide to the world’s best events and festivals. If you’ve ever thought of partying in Rio, throwing tomatoes in Spain or riding a camel in Pushkar, this guide is for you.

Full-color throughout with detailed accounts of each major festival and insider tips on how best to enjoy each one. The useful ‘festival keys’ will help you to find the perfect world festival, from the best music, food and arts festivals to long-established religious celebrations to less ancient raves and fruit-throwing events. The guide comes complete with a festival map and calendar with background details and timings for each event.

If you love a party The Rough Guide World Party is for you.

Top 20 Festivals
These are the top 20 festivals around the world, as voted for by users of the Rough Guides website.

1. Rio Carnival, Brazil
2. Fantasy Fest, Florida
3. Fiesta de San Fermin, Spain
4. Glastonbury Festival, England
5. Oktoberfest, Munich
6. Love Parade, Berlin
7. Mardi Gras, New Orleans
8. Trinidad Carnival, Trinidad and Tobago
9. Queen’s Day, The Netherlands
10. Burning Man, Nevada
11. Notting Hill Carnival, England
12. Crop Over, Barbados
13. Ati-Atihan, The Philippines
14. Westmann Islands Festival, Iceland
15. Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica
16. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Australia
17. Las Fallas, Spain
18. St Patrick’s Day, Ireland
19. Rustler’s Valley Festivals, South Africa
20. Il Palio, Italy

EU Approves Open Skies Agreement

European Union ministers approved the Open Skies agreement yesterday in Brussels. As a result, airlines flying between Europe and the U.S. have fewer restrictions about where they must depart and land. For example, only certain U.S. airlines are allowed to land at London Heathrow International Airport at present. The new agreement would open gates up to airlines that have traditionally lacked access to this busy airport. And European airlines will be allowed to fly to U.S. cities from locations outside their home nations. The way things stand right now, European airlines, say Air France for example, can only fly to the U.S. from an airport in their own country – in Air France’s case, from France.

What does this mean for travelers? A greater variety of flight options between the U.S. and Europe, as well as lower fares on popular routes. But don’t expect to see any changes right away. Originally slated to take effect in October, the date has been pushed back to March 30, 2008.

Airbus 380 Makes Historic Landings

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Yesterday was the historic day in aviation industry. The world’s largest passenger airplane, the double-decker Airbus 380, landed in the United States for the first time. There were two landings, one at JFK that was operated by Lufthansa and another operated by Qantas landed in Los Angeles. The video on this historic landing can be found in Popular Mechanics. Each Airbus 380, which can hold approximately 550 passengers, costs a reported $300 million.

Safest Place to Live

Everyone looks for a safe, secure place to live, and when it comes to making a shelter, these two points become important factors. And I am not an exception, so I started to search for such a place. And its important, as if you don’t feel secure you will not be happy 😦

In US, one of the most secure places to live is St. George, Utah. St. George is a small town having a population of 110,515 and a climate which sees mild winters and low precipitation. You will be thinking how these factors makes it safest place in US, its because it has the lowest crime rate and lowest unemployment rate.

How you’ll like my find? 🙂