Apple’s iPad came out as the big winner based on a quick analysis of Black Friday sales at the Target retail chain today, according to InfoScout.
The top-selling items at Target on Black Friday. Apple's iPad comes out on top.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
Football icons Diego Maradona and Thierry Henry have both been spotted in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday celebrating the country’s 42nd national day.
Both Maradona and Henry dressed in traditional clothes for the festivities, while video footage has also come out now of the Argentine dancing with locals.
Below are a series pictures of Diego Maradona and Thierry Henry celebrate UAE’s 42nd national day, plus video of Diego dancing.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Chapel of St. Kinga Wieliczka Salt Mine Wieliczka, Poland
Before going down into the dark, many miners pray. (So would you.) It’s not uncommon for them to build chapels in the caverns they create, and the workers in this Polish salt mine took that task seriously, carving a 10,400-square-foot chapel into the crystalline walls. Józef Markowski started work on this particular chamber in 1896, handing it off to his brother Tomasz in 1920. Nearly everything in the room—from the chandeliers to the bas-reliefs—is carved out of rock salt. Wieliczka, which was a working mine from the 13th century until 1996, holds some 2,000 excavation chambers on nine underground levels, many decorated by miners with carvings and chapels dedicated to saints—and to those who lost their lives digging sodium chloride out of the earth.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records after four long years of work with his approximately 40-foot (12,3 meters) long wooden sculpture carved from one single log, the longest continuous wooden sculpture in the world.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Automatons the first computers in the world. Automatons, or Machine Dolls by Jaquet-Droz family were created between 1768 and 1774 as advertising in order to help his firm sell watches and mechanical birds. They are still working and considered to be the first computers in the world. Wherever they have been shown they have always produced a sensation. His astonishing mechanisms fascinated the world's most important people: the kings and emperors of Europe, Russia, China, India and Japan. Today automatons can be seen at the Museum of History and Art in Neuchatel (Switzerland).