Although it is highly unlikely for a zombie epidemic to occur, it is likely for floods, strong winds, or hurricanes to wipe out your power for weeks at a time. This infographic provides handy tips and facts on how to survive natural disasters. It states that less than 55% of Americans have less than a three-day supply of food stocked in their homes. Three days worth of non-perishable food is what FEMA recommends everyone have prepared for emergency situations. Before food, however, having a sufficient amount of water is the top priority in any natural disaster or post-apocalyptic catastrophe. Like the infographic, FEMA also recommends face masks to filter contaminated air and a basic emergency supply kit filled with road flares, waterproof matches, flashlight, batteries, and more. And like the infographic shows, it may be helpful to surround yourself with others who have valuable professional experience, like doctors or farmers.
By the time the public is hit by a natural disaster or learns about an epidemic, chaos soon follows. By then, it is too late to make preparations. So, be sure to stock up and be prepared for any situation that may occur.
This infographic takes a look at the amount of tax payer money that goes into funding specific military equipment ranging from the ‘small’ items to the truly gargantuan in price. The graphic then compare these prices to things that the average American can relate to such as median income, cost of a college education, health insurance, or the price of buying a home. The goal of doing this is to show the viewer how their tax money is being used compared to various other things it could be used to achieve.
While we believe that there is a need to maintain US military supremacy, we also feel that the spending that goes on by the Department of Defense is often unjustified and is rather a consequence of the military-industrial complex that Dwight Eisenhower famously warned about.
The guys at Selectcarleasing.co.uk take a look at the many car model rip-offs that have recently come out of China.
In the motoring industry, a lot of pressure, trust and reliability falls upon the shoulders of the designers. The people who spend days, weeks, months, possibly years making cars better looking, faster, lighter, more eco-friendly and safer, so that we the consumers, can get that thrill we feel once we get behind the wheel of a car we’ve been saving our hard earned cash up for.
However, in China, a new breed of “designers” has risen. These designers are a little less imaginative then the other ones around the world. Why? Well, thanks to China’s notion of property, or lack of should we say.
As a result, China are copying cars and getting away with it. The cheek!
Take a look of some of China’s best/worst motoring rip offs.
A series of intensive gym visits or a summer fitness program can have great short-term effects for your health and well-being, but to make meaningful long-term improvements you may be better off integrating small changes to your daily routine. Adjusting the way you eat, work and rest — rather than concentrating on a fad diet or short-lived burst of workouts — can be the best way to sustain your new healthy outlook, so staying fit becomes a matter of fine-tuning your lifestyle, from breakfast until bedtime.
In fact, even before you prepare that healthy morning meal (ideally one quarter protein, one quarter carbs and the rest fruit or veg) you can set the tone for the day by getting up early to meditate or exercise. It has been shown that early-risers are more pro-active in general — although whether they get up because they’re pro-active, or are pro-active because they’re early-risers, is still in question.
If you have one of those jobs that puts you behind a desk for the best hours of the day, it’s time to fight back: our bodies weren’t designed to sit staring at a computer screen for eight hours in a row, so mix things up by taking an hourly stroll around the office (boss permitting), taking an ‘active’ lunch break and stretch those muscles while you’re working.
The layout of the stars was officially standardized in 1912, while the colors were standardized in 1934. In the guide above, I put the most typical flag of the period first, with alternate patterns and special flags listed after. Starting in 1818, the new flags were introduced on July 4th of the year listed.
In 1942, the Federal Flag Code was passed to provide uniform guidelines for the display of flags. One frequent complaint from flagophiles about many movies is the incorrect positioning of a flag in the vertical position. According to the code, the blue part should be on the left.
An infographic featuring the most noteworthy license plates from movies.
Over the years, cars in films have provided us with some of the great cinematic moments – the cork-screw jump in The Man with the Golden Gun, epic chases in Ronin & the Bourne Identity, Steve McQueen’s alliance with his Mustang in Bullitt, and of course… The Italian Job.
There’s no doubt that writers & directors will spend plenty of time agonising over which cars to use in a particular scene to have the biggest impact. But we’ve found some amazing examples of film makers going a step further and using personalised numbers plates for the main cars in their films to add that extra bit of interest to the story.
The DeLorean from Back to the Future, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Bluesmobile and of course the most famous car in film history – the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger… they’ve all got fascinating stories, and they’re all in our ‘Famous Fictional Licence Plates’ infographic.