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Thomas Beati, 34, a Filipino-American born and raised in Hawaii, also known as Tracy Lagondino when he was a female is a female transgender with a male persona now. Married with his wife Nancy and now lives in Oregon. They have decided that Thomas would carry their child since his wife Nancy can’t bear a child after her womb was removed from an operation. Read the full story here.
Below shown photos are of the two rivers flowing in southern part near Cape Town , South Africa.
These rivers flow together and there nature came to know in the starting of 20th century where as ALLAH (SWT)mentioned the nature of these two rivers in Holy Quran around 1400years Back.
These two river flow together and finally settle down in the Ocean,taste of one river is extreamly sweet whereas the taste of another river is extreamly opposite (that is bitter) but they never mix.There is nothing in between these rivers which stops them from mixing together but its is the will & order of the Almighty ALLAH.
Although there are large waves, strong currents, and tides in these seas, they do not mix or transgress this barrier.
The Holy Quran mentioned that there is a barrier between two seas that meet and that they do not transgress. God has said:
“He has set free the two seas meeting together. There is a barrier between them. They do not transgress. ” (Quran, 55:19-20)
Modern Science has discovered that in the places where two different seas meet, there is a barrier between them. This barrier divides the two seas so that each sea has its own temperature, salinity, and density. For example, Mediterranean sea water is warm, saline, and less dense, compared to Atlantic ocean water. When Mediterranean sea water enters the Atlantic over the Gibraltar sill, it moves several hundred kilometers into the Atlantic at a depth of about 1000 meters with its own warm, saline, and less dense characteristics.
Modern science has discovered that in estuaries, where fresh (sweet) and salt water meet, the situation is somewhat different from what is found in places where two seas meet. It has been discovered that what distinguishes fresh water from salt water in estuaries is a “pycnocline zone with a marked density discontinuity separating the two layers. This partition (zone of separation) has a different salinity from the fresh water and from the salt water.
Unfortunately, it’s not in my mailbox at all but it was in a mailbox of an unemployed Japanese man! Read on:
TOKYO (AFP) – An unemployed man in Japan had an unexpected windfall in his mailbox when he found one million yen (10,000 dollars) in cash from an anonymous benefactor, police said Friday.
The 61-year-old man discovered the wad of cash last week along with a slip of paper with the message, “Please make use of this in your everyday life,” written with a black ballpoint pen.
But instead of following the advice, the jobless man in the ancient capital of Nara in western Japan turned over the gift to police.
The sender has until June 27 to claim the money or the unemployed man will get it.
Along with the letter, the envelope contained a partial photocopy of a map of nearby Osaka without any address marked or further explanation.
“He has absolutely no clue who it is,” a police official said.
Read the details of the story here.
What about you, what will you do if you found large sum of money in your mailbox?
Giraffe Manor in Langata, Kenya. The five-room property is arranged so that roaming giraffes can poke their heads into any open window or doorway and lick guests with their sticky, prehensile tongues.
Das Park Hotel in Ottensheim, Austria, offers three 10-ton segments of drainage pipe, each 6.5 feet in diameter. You get a lamp, a mattress, a few sleeping bags, and a lockable door.
Here’s the Harbour Crane, at Harlingen, a port city an hour outside of Amsterdam, Netherlands. You and your guest can jump into the cockpit, seize the controls, and turn the 143,000-pound crane a full 360 degrees
Peer inside the Harbour Crane. Since 2003, the massive crane has housed a luxury hotel room for two roughly 55 feet above the harbor docks.
Dog Bark Park Inn is a two-story, beagle-shaped B&B in Cottonwood, Idaho. And, yes, pets are allowed. If they weren’t, well, that’d be something strange.
At Dog Bark Park Inn, guests enter the structure from the deck that’s constructed along the pup’s rib cage. The sleeping loft is in the pooch’s head.
Hotel Everland – a one-room inn that will be in Paris on the roof of the Palais de Tokyo museum through 2008. It offers heart-swelling views of the Seine, 100 feet below, and the Eiffel Tower, in the near distance.
Created by Switzerland-based installation artists Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann, Hotel Everland is mobile, like a trailer home, but it’s fancy, too, with pastel walls playfully painted with swirls, swoops, and waves.
The Marmara Antalya, in sunny Antalya, Turkey, features two dozen rooms in a building that slowly spins. Guests are rewarded with ever-changing views of the Mediterranean Sea.
One of the “treesorts” at Out ‘n’ About Treesort & Treehouse Institute, just outside of Cave Junction, Ore. It’s one of 18 unorthodox treehouses—some enclosed, some open to the air and the Douglas firs (and the bugs). Some units are perched more than 30 feet above the ground. of the rooms have modern conveniences such as sinks and refrigerators.
Wagon Stays in Christchurch, New Zealand, features rooms with queen-size beds, computer-controlled showers, flush toilets, fully equipped kitchens, and satellite TV.
At Wagon Stays, the carriage rooms have balconies—perfect for kicking back with a pint of ale after a long day of going absolutely nowhere.
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