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Antonov An-225, largest plane on Earth

Antonov An-225, largest plane on Earth

With a wingspan near a football field in length, the Antonov 225 is the world’s largest commercial airplane. The plane, which went into service in 1988 to transport the Soviet Union’s Buran space shuttle, was the only one of its kind ever made. It’s now operated by Ukrainian-based Antonov Airlines. At 275 feet and 7 […]

Brazilian footballers’ real names

Brazilian footballers’ real names

A guide to the names behind the nicknames Brazilian football history. Like many players in the Brazil 2014 World Cup team, Neymar simply uses his first name on his shirt. His full name is Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior. But other Brazilian players past and present have nicknames with a less obvious connection. Hulk = […]

What Will Happen If You Boil Coke?

You’ve probably never boiled a bottle of Coke. Why would you? It would surely just ruin the lovely cold crisp refreshing character of such a lovely beverage. Well, it’s actually quite enlightening as this happens…  

Sugary drinks can lead to infertility in men

Sugary drinks can lead to infertility in men

New York: Beware men, especially if you are lean! A new study has found that men who take more sugar-sweetened drinks such as soda can lower semen quality, leading to infertility. Researchers have found that high consumption of sugary drinks is associated with low sperm motility, or sperm movement in healthy, lean men. However, the […]

Teens prefer smartphones over sex

Teens prefer smartphones over sex

London: Internet-addicted students would rather give up coffee, eating and sex than their smartphones, a new UK research has found. Nearly a fifth of the students surveyed spend more than five hours online daily, researchers found. Almost half (44 per cent) use mobile devices to take notes in lectures, while seven in 10 use them […]

The world’s most expensive restaurant opens in Ibiza

The world’s most expensive restaurant opens in Ibiza

The party island of Ibiza is about to become home to the world’s most expensive restaurant. A 20-course tasting menu at Sublimotion, housed in the five-star Hard Rock Hotel, will – at $2,080 a head – take a hefty bite out of your chips-and-candyfloss budget. The hotel is due to open on 18 May. For […]

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