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List: 7 Weird Post-death Rituals
June 30, 2009, 00:03
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CemeteryThere are over a million tribe in our world, and you can only imagine the rituals and traditions of said tribes. Here’s a list of  7 of the weird ways tribes deal with death.

Mountains7. Mountains of Silence
Zoroastrians believe the body is impure and shouldn’t pollute the earth after death through burial or cremation. Instead, the deceased are brought to a ceremonial “tower of silence”, usually located on an elevated mountain plateau, and left exposed to the animals and elements. When the bones have been dried and bleached by the sun, they are gathered and dissolved in lime.

Tree6. Tree Burials
Because ground burials are passé, Indigenous tribes in many parts of the world discovered that the best way of disposing the dead was to put them up high. Groups in Australia, British Columbia, the American southwest and Siberia were known to practice tree burial, which involved wrapping the body in a shroud or cloth and placing it in a crook to decompose.
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List: UK Girlbands Guide, vol.1
June 24, 2009, 00:05
Filed under: Music | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

GBANDWhenever someone mentions the word girlband, the first thing that must come to your mind is.. well, Spice Girls. The UK have always been the place-to-be if you’re an aspiring girlband, after all, the UK spawned two of the most successful girlbands of our time, Sugababes and Girls Aloud. The success of those two caused the origination of many girlbands, some stayed, some dissolved. I consider UK’s girlbands a dominant players in Pop music, and as a pop lover, I can’t help but love them, maybe some more so than others. I’ve compiled some of my favorite songs of each of the two prominent girlbands, one song from each album. Don’t be fooled by the term “girlband”, they deliver the goods, trust.

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A trip down memory lane
June 24, 2009, 00:04
Filed under: Apparel, Books, Gossip, Movies, Music, Nature, Personal, Pretty, Tech, TV, Videogames | Tags: , , , , ,

5114_1019518024663_1726532121_36036_5474163_nThere is this group in Facebook that has a lot of pictures related to our (most of us) childhood, it’s bound to get you nostalgic and all

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GEMS!

SpringJewelsThis is my favorite post to do, and the one that takes the longest time, so hopefully it’s your favorite to read :p

KickingHaroldGasoline – Kicking Harold [Download]
I’m not a big fan of rock, but this song definitely entered my Most Played playlist because of its brilliance. Perfect for blasting out the car when driving at night, immense experience!

LittleBootsNew In Town – Little Boots [Download]
Little Boots, the lesser Lady GaGa, this is her official first single, it’s catchy as hell and definitely a highlight in pop music so far this year.

MimiMiss You – Mariah Carey [Download]
I have no idea why I like this song too much, it’s very funky, need I mention that the intro is my favorite part? Get it.

katewalshGoldfish – Kate Walsh [Download]
I’ve previous mentioned Kate Walsh and how beautiful her voice is, this is one of the song that would make it or break it for you, it’s beyond beautiful.

KatI Lost You – Katharine McPhee [Download]
I have loved this girl’s voice ever since I saw her auditioning for American Idol, and this song perfectly showcases her voice over a thumping beat.

MJBEnough Cryin’ – Mary J. Blige [Download]
My favorite MJB song.

JasonYou In A Song – Jason Reeves [Download]
This is definitely one of the cutest love songs ever, recommended for each and all.



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MelodyGardot-04-bigWho? Melody Gardot. Genre? Jazz. About: My dear friend @Nasque of Loft956 makes monthly compilations, and each month he introduces us (me) to at the very least two new artists I didn’t know before, last month’s star is Melody Gardot a jazzy singer for the fans of Norah Jones (except she’s a bit better). Her voice is distinctive it’s like a mixture of the best of Duffy and Adele. I chose theses 5 songs specifically for you to download and enjoy. Frist, Baby I’m A Fool the album opener, her voice will immediately capture your attention, the lyrics are great as well “Baby I should hold on just a moment and be sure it’s for vanity, look me in the eye and tell me love is never based upon insanity“. If The Stars Were Mine is the song to download if you’re only downloading one, it’s the song that introduced me to Ms. Gardot. It’s definitely the cutest song I have heard all year, no doubts, seriously download it and see for yourself. Our Love Is Easy is epic, from the musical instruments to her deliverance, nothing not to like about the song, the lyrics “Our love is easy, like water rushing over stone, our love is easy, like no love I’ve ever known“. Now we go back in time to her debut album Worrisome Heart. The title track will compel you, trust. Some Lesson is probably my favorite off that album, “Why do the hands of time, so easily unwind?“.
Download the songs, listen to them, and give me your feedback!

Melody Gardot:
Baby I’m A Fool
If The Stars Were Mine
Our Love Is Easy
Worrisome Heart
Some Lessons



List: 7 Shocking Snake Facts
June 21, 2009, 00:03
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Python_regius-coffee_001Here are 7 facts about snakes that should make you.. feel more comfortable around snakes now that you know them.

7. Snakes go months without food, and STILL GROW!

6. World’s smallest snake could curl up on a quarter (of a dollar).

5. Cobra’s aim for your eyes.

4. Pythons eat entire prey, BONES AND ALL.

3. Paradise tree snakes can fly (glide) up to 50 feet!

2. Snakes eat their offsprings.. freaks!

1. A snake can eat a longer snake!!!

PS: This goes to Abdullah of p0ach ;)



List: The Most Incredible Animal Journeys!
June 19, 2009, 13:44
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JourneyHere’s a list of the 10 most bizarre animal journeys.. Hope you enjoy, and tell me what you think!

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humpbackwhale10. The Humpback Whale
They hold the world record for the longest mammalian voyage. They spend their days eating tons of food in the warmer months of the year, come wintertime they swim 5,000 miles away to calm breeding grounds near Columbia and the Equator

freshwatereels9. Freshwater Eels
After hatching in the salty Sargasso Sea, the eels swim to freshwater rivers in the United Kingdom and the East Coast of North America. On the way, their kidneys adapt to the change in salinity. When it’s time to lay eggs, the eels and their kidneys will return to their beginnings.

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