Ever wondered how long cables are used for this Internet to work? We all know that we are connected to each other thanks to telephone lines or Internet cables, but never cared to find out how and where do these cables lie. Recently, I got a forwarded mail from my friend which had a picture showing what cables lie on this Earth land that makes it possible to connect to the Internet. That picture was titled as “The Internet’s Undersea World” and can be seen below.
Last month, Emaar Properties unveiled a world-class permanent water fountain project with an integral light and sound show for Downtown Burj Dubai. It will be the world’s largest fountain at over 900 ft (275 metres) in length, equivalent to that of over two football fields and it is about 25 per cent larger than The Fountains at Bellagio in Las Vegas in area. Powerful water nozzles will shoot water sprays to heights of over 500 ft (150 metres), equivalent to that of a 50-story building.
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The fountains – which are yet to be named – will feature over 6,600 lights and 50 colour projectors that will create a vibrant visual spectrum of over 1,000 different water expressions by shooting 22,000 gallons of water. The total cost to built this is AED 800 million (US$218 million)! This project is expected to draw over 10 million visitors annually.
From the press-release:
The fountain on Burj Dubai Lake is more than a visual spectacle that adds to the aesthetics of Downtown Burj Dubai. It is an engineering marvel and will further contribute to DubaiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s rich array of tourist attractions.
The fountain is positioned next to Burj Dubai, the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tallest building, and The Dubai Mall, one of the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largest shopping and entertainment destinations. As I have said before, these fountains are yet to be named, and a cash prize of $27,225 will be given to the person who suggests the perfect name for this water fountain project.
This fountain project is scheduled to be operational in 2009!
Don’t forget to check out my previous article on the 24 Amazing Future Projects Of Dubai which got on Digg’s frontpage!
Just now while browsing through a local forum, I came across this news that took my breath away: Osama Bin Laden Shot Dead In India. Do give it a read (link below), if you are curious to know where, how and who shot him.
I had a very tiring day today, and currently, it’s 5AM in the morning and I still haven’t got any sleep. I thought a bit of humour would make things better :) Ever wondered what are the first signs of computer geekiness? Well, I guess the photo below will explain everything.
XCM has developed a replacement shell for Xbox 360, which actually glow green when lights go out. This new shell replaces your entire exterior of Xbox 360 to produce a creepy-ish green-glowing effect in a dark room. And as this shell is partially transparent, you can even see what’s inside your Xbox 360 (screenshots below).
How about starting the new week with a laugh? :) I got a funny scrap in my Orkut scrapbook today. Thought I would share it with you all.
Starring: Father, son, President of World Bank and Bill Gates
Father: I want you to marry a girl of my choice.
Son: “I will choose my own bride!”
Father: “But the girl is Bill Gates’s daughter.”
Son: “Well, in that case… Ok!”
Next, Father approaches Bill Gates.
What you see below is a massive list of projects waiting to be initiated in Dubai. All of the following amazing Dubai projects have been started or are going to be started soon.
These future projects are all planned in Dubai, the city of dreams! Check out the whole list below that I compiled for the amazing Dubai projects you will soon find there!
What is Dubai?
Dubai, also known as, the City of Dreams, has always attracted business oriented people, but now they are attracting people for residence too! They are on their way to create a mini-universe of their own. The future is near.. Hahaha :)
Dubai in 2050
I remember, when I was in Dubai, in 1999 (not sure), an artist designed a poster that had an envisioned image of Dubai in 2050. You can check it out below:
And me and my friends used to laugh at the poster, that it’s impossible for Dubai to look like that. But now.. I think that’s going to be possible in just another 10-15 years!
I just saw the new Batman teaser… The movie looks cool.
Check out these amazing pictures of this miniature city made using two million of toothpicks. The city boasts some of the best replica structures from around the world. Nothing more to say, the 21 images below speaks for themselves :)
Click the image for the full-size view.