Tuesday, July 28, 2009

World saddest photographs

உலகப் புகழ் பெற்ற சோகப் புகைப்படங்கள்

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போபால் விஷவாயுத் துயரம்

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கொடுங்கோலன் ஹிட்லரின் கொலைக்களம் (Gestapo Concentration Camp)

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ஆட்சியாளர்களின் கொடூரம் காரணமாக பற்றியெரிந்த வியட்நாம் துறவி

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யுத்தத்தின் சத்தம் வெட்கத்தைப் போக்கிய தருணம் - வியட்நாம் சிறுமி

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நைஜீரியாவுக்கும் பயாபிரான் நாட்டுக்கும் ஏற்பட்ட போரினால் ஏற்பட்ட விளைவில் உருத்தெரியாதுப் போன குழந்தைகள்

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சீனத் துயரம் - மாசடைந்த காற்று

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சூடான் குழந்தையும் காத்திருக்கும் கழுகும். யார் ஜெயித்தார் தெரியவில்லை. இப்புகைப்படத்தை எடுத்து உலகின் அரிய விருதான புலிட்சர் விருதுப் பெற்ற புகைப்படக்காரர் கெவின் கார்ட்டர் துயரம் தாங்காமல், அடுத்த 3 மாதங்களில் தற்கொலை செய்துகொண்டார் என்பதுதான் துயரத்திலும் துயரம்..

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சுனாமி 2006 - கடல் வாங்கிய காவு

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உகாண்டா நாட்டுக் குழந்தையின் பரிதாபம்

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ஹிரோஷிமா அணுகுண்டு வீச்சிற்கு சில நொடிகள் முன்பு

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அணுகுண்டு வீச்சிற்கு பின்பு

குறிப்பு: இலங்கைக் கொடுமைகள் இன்னும் முழுதாக வரவில்லை என்பதால், தற்போதைக்கு இவை மட்டுமே உலகின் சோகப்படங்கள்!

World's 10 most expensive watches

Awatch is a watch after all, you wear it to learn the time. Well, there is no doubt about that, but to some people it's more than just a 'time machine'.
You wear it to make a statement -- about your social and financial status.
Guessing, and quite correctly too, that there is a niche market for obscenely expensive watches, some manufacturers have gone out of their way to design watches that cost many thousand dollars.




1. Zadora Timepieces


Manufacturer: Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof

The latest offering by Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof is a bee of oxidised palladium and micro pave. The bee is adorned with black and canary yellow diamonds, pear-shaped emerald eyes with a baroque south sea pearl in its mouth.

Price: $150,000

Image: A Zadora Timepiece

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2. Titanic Watches


Manufacturer: Romain Jerome

A Swiss jeweller is now offering watches made from the hull of the Titanic.

The metal has been mixed with shipbuilding steel to make the casing. The black dials have been made by mixing the recovered coal burned in the Titanic's furnaces with ceramics.

Price: $152,435

Image: Titanic watches




3. Double Tourbillon


Manfacturer: Breguet

The Breguet Double Tourbillion comes hand-engraved with an image of the solar system.

This double-tourbillon watch has a 95 per cent pure platinum case while the blued-steel Breguet hands are wound manually and do not contain springs.

Price: $329,000

Image: A Double Tourbillon watch





4. Opera One

Manufacturer: Girard-Perregaux

This beautiful platinum timepiece includes an alligator band and features a Westminster minute repeater and tourbillon with three gold bridges, manual winding, 75-hour power reserve and a see-through backing.

The watch has a power reserve indicator, a subsecond complication, a minute repeater and a truly elegant face.

What differentiates Girard-Perregaux's Opera Three from other luxury watches is its ability to sound passing hours not with a beep but with actual tunes.

Price: $495,000

Image: Opera One watches





5. Grande Complication


Manufacturer: Blancpain

This wristwatch has a minute repeater, split-seconds chronograph, tourbillon, perpetual calendar, moon phase and an automatic winding mechanism.

The sleek crocodile wristband further adds to the look. It takes the maker eight to 10 months to piece together all 740 components and only 18 of a limited run of 30 watches have been assembled till now.

Price: $785,000

Image: A Grande Complication watch





6. Tecnica Skeleton Chronograph

Manufacturer: Parmigiani Fleurier

This watch hit the market early this year.

Each unit of the watch includes a platinum case and other interesting features like a minute repeater, tourbillon and chronograph, as well as a cathedral chime.

Price: $850,000

Image: A Tecnica Skeleton Chronograph watch






7. Classical Billionaire Tourbillion

Manufacturer: Corum

The shimmering wristwatch is adorned with 850 diamonds and boasts a dazzling skeleton dial with skeleton hour and minute hands. The watch is manually wound with 90-hour power reserve and features Caliber CO-372 by Corum and La Joux-Perret.

Rightly named so, the Billionaire Tourbillion comes in many versions with price ranging from $325,000 to $998,000. Only 10 pieces are in production.

Price: $998,000

Image: Classical Billionaire Tourbillion watches





8. Big Bang Chronograph

Manufacturer: Hublot, Bunter SA

The renowned watchmaker, Hublot, in alliance with a diamond-setting workshop, Bunter SA, designed and developed an elite watch dubbed Big Bang.

The $1-million Big Bang boasts a fully invisible setting that makes the material disappear. Only things that can be seen are the diamonds.

The credit goes to the craftsmen who accomplished the tedious job of making this exclusive watch, which was not feasible a few years ago.

Price: $1 milllion

Image: A Big Bang Chronograph watch






9. Tour de l'Ile

Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Costantin's Tour de l'Ile was designed in 2005. The collectible piece is also the most complicated double-face watch, and only produced in a limited edition of seven.

This 834-part watch took over 10,000 man-hours to be made and features an 18-carat silver gold dial with a hand-sewn alligator leather band and pink gold buckle.

It touts an original combination of horological complications and astronomical indications forming 16 different points, including a minute repeater, sunset time, perpetual calendar, second time zone, and a tourbillon device.

Price: $1.5 million

Image: Tour de l'Ile watches






10. Joaillerie 101 Manchette

Manufacturer: Jaeger-LeCoultre

In this watch, a unsystematic series of polished or gem-set links (a jewellery puzzle) hides the exalted Calibre 101.

It'ss wonderful to look for the time through the gold, diamonds and onyx cabochons.

The wristwatch is festooned with 576 diamonds and comes in 18-carat white gold. The versions with Onyx have 400 diamonds and 11 onyx cabochons.

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நவீன சீனா அகோரிகள்










































வெண் பாஸ்பரசை பயன்படுத்தி பள்ளியை அளித்த கொடுர காட்சிகள் !


இவைகள் வானவேடிக்கைகள் அல்ல !....
காசா நாட்டில் அரங்கேறிய கொடுரம்
இவை அனைத்தும் வெண் பாஸ்பரஸ் தான்.
அறிவியல் கண்டுபிடிப்பு அளிப்பதற்கு பயன்படுத்திய அட்டகாசம் ..























Monday, July 27, 2009

Most Expensive Cars In The World: Top 10 List 2009-2010

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 (World's Costliest Car)

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is currently the fastest, most powerful, and most expensive street-legal full production car in the world, with 1001 horsepower, though several faster or more expensive vehicles have been produced on a limited basis. It reached full production in September 2005. The car is built by Volkswagen AG subsidiary Bugatti Automobiles SAS in its Molsheim (Alsace, France) factory and is sold under the Italian/French Bugatti marque. It is named after French racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939 while racing for the original Bugatti firm.

This supercar which equivalent in power to F1 sports car costs at least $1.5 million. As the quickest production car to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) with an estimated time of 2.5 seconds and with top speed of over 400 km/h and W16 engine that has 16 cylinders in 4 banks of 4 cylinders, Bugatti Veyron has always been a WOW, especially when you manage to turn one of the only 300 available worldwide into a scrap, with the car lost control and spun 3 times due to patch of water on rainy condition, and then hit the into another vehicle before colliding and wrecking into a tree.













1. Bugatti Veyron $1,700,000.
This is by far the most expensive street legal car available on the market today. It is the fastest accelerating car reaching
0-60 in 2.6 seconds. It claims to be the fastest car with a top speed of 253 mph+. However, the title for the fastest car
goes to the SSC Ultimate Aero which exceed 253 mph pushing this car to 2nd place for the fastest car.






2. Lamborghini Reventon $1,600,000.
The most powerful and the most expensive Lamborghini ever built is the second on the list. It takes 3.3 seconds to reach
60 mph and it has a top speed of 211 mph. Its rarity (limited to 20) and slick design are the reasons why it is so expensive
and costly to own.






3. McLaren F1 $970,000.
In 1994, the McLaren F1 was the fastest and most expensive car. Even though it was built 15 years ago, it has an
unbelievable top speed of 240 mph and reaching 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. Even as of today, the McLaren
F1 is still top on the list and it outperformed many other supercars.







4. Ferrari Enzo $670,000.
The most known supercar ever built. The Enzo has a top speed of 217 mph and
eaching 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. Only 400 units were produced and it is currently being sold for
over $1,000,000 at auctions.








5. Pagani Zonda C12 F $667,321.
Produced by a small independent company in Italy, the Pagani Zonda C12 F is the 5th fastest
car in the world. It promises to delivery a top speed of 215 mph+ and it can reach 0-60 in 3.5 seconds.







6. SSC Ultimate Aero $654,400.
Don't let the price tag fool you, the 6th most expensive car is actually the fastest street legal car in the
world with a top speed of 257 mph+ and reaching 0-60 in 2.7 seconds. This baby cost nearly half as much
as the Bugatti Veyron, yet has enough power to top the most expensive car in a speed race. It is
estimated that only 25 of this exact model will ever be produced.







7. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo $555,000.
The first true American production certified supercar, this cowboy is also rank 3rd for the fastest
car in the world. It has a top speed of 248 mph+ and it can reach 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. If you are a
true American patriot, you can be proud to show off this car.






8. Koenigsegg CCX $545,568.
Swedish made, the Koenigsegg is fighting hard to become the fastest car in the world. Currently, it
is the 4th fastest car in the world with a top speed of 245 mph+, the car manufacture Koenigsegg
is not giving up and will continue to try and produce the fastest car. Good luck with that!








9. Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren Roadster $495,000.
A GT supercar, the SLR McLaren is the fastest automatic transmission car in the world with a
top speed of 206 mph+ and reaching 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. It is a luxurious convertible with a
really powerful engine, which results in outstanding performances and style.








10. Porsche Carrera GT $440,000.
A supercar with dynamic stability control and a top speed of 205 mph+ and it can reach 0-60
in 3.9 seconds. The Porsche Carrera GT applies the absolute calibers of a true racing car to offer
an unprecedented driving feeling on the road.




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