Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Unique Daily Info : Fun Facts about Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, city in the Regional Municipality of Niagara, southeastern Ontario, Canada, a port on the Niagara River opposite Niagara Falls, New York. The city overlooks the Horseshoe, or Canadian, Falls cataract of Niagara Falls; the crescent-shaped cataract is 54 M (177 ft) high and carries nine times more water than its United States counterpart. Niagara Falls is an enormously popular tourist destination, and it also serves as a major source of electricity for Ontario.

Here let’s check it out fun facts about Niagara Falls :

  • The Falls at Niagara are about 12,000 years old.
  • Niagara Falls is made up of 3 waterfalls : the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. The 3 waterfalls combine to produce the highest flow rate of any waterfall on earth.
  • Fish travel down the Falls—and about 90% of them survive thanks to the foamy cushion on the way down.
  • The Niagara River flows at approximately 35 miles/hour (56.3 kilometers/hour).
  • 681,750 gallons of water flows over the Horseshoe Falls every second.
  • The first person to ever go over the Falls was a courageous 63-year-old teacher Annie Edson Taylor. She traveled down the Falls in a barrel.
  • About 20% of the fresh water in the United States passes over Niagara Falls.
  • The word Niagara comes from the word "onguiaahra" which means "a thundering noise".
  • About 28,000,000 (that’s 28 million!) liters of water travel down Niagara Falls every second.
  • Niagara Falls is not the highest waterfall in the world. There are actually about 500 waterfalls that are taller than Niagara. It’s actually the combination of height and large volume of water that makes Niagara Falls a great tourist destination.
  • Although Niagara Falls isn’t the tallest waterfall in the world, it may be the fastest moving waterfall on the planet.
  • Niagara Falls is the result of glaciers. (Niagara Falls was created by glacier activity around 10,000 years ago).
  • Niagara Falls is the collective name for three water Falls that overlap the international borders of Canada and New York.
  • Parts of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean were filmed at Niagara Falls. Superman and Niagara starring Marilyn Monroe were also filmed at the Falls.
  • At the current rate of erosion, scientists believe that Niagara Falls will be gone in around 50,000 years.
  • The first tightrope walker to cross Niagara Falls did so in 1859. Daredevil Nik Wallenda tempted fate with a highwire crossing of Niagara Falls in June 2012 before an audience of tens of thousands at the Falls and millions more on live TV.
  • You are almost always guaranteed to see a rainbow if you’re on the Canadian side of the Falls. To capture this beautiful phenomenon be sure grab your camera and visit from about noon until the sun sets.
  • Fish actually travel over the Falls. Don’t believe it? Visit the Cave of the Winds for $10. This place will prove the fact and you might even meet someone who has actually been struck by a fish on his journey down the Falls.
  • Approximately 90% of the fish that travel down Niagara Falls survive. It is believed that the white foam from the rushing waters acts like a cushion for the fish traveling down the waters.
  • Back in the 1800’s Niagara Falls was nearly frozen solid. The water was so frozen that only a small trickle of water traveled down the Falls.
  • About 20% of the drinking water in the United States goes through and over Niagara Falls. Yup, you have most likely drank water that came from the Falls.
  • Falls were formed when melting glaciers formed massive fresh-water lakes (the Great Lakes) one of which (Lake Erie) ran downhill toward another (Lake Ontario). The rushing waters carved out a river in their descent and at one point passed over a steep cliff like formation (the Niagara escarpment). From the original falls going over the Niagara Escarpment, the water began to wear its way back up the river. The path that it left is known today as the Niagara Gorge (a deeply-cut and very scenic river path).
  • Currently, Niagara Falls wears its way back another approximately 1 foot/year.
  • There are actually two waterfalls in Niagara, the American Falls and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls.
  • It is the combination of height and water flow that makes Niagara Falls so beautiful.
  • The Horseshoe Falls are 180 feet (57 meters) high and allow 6 million cubic feet (168,000 cubic meters) of water over the crestline every minute during peak daytime tourist hours (that is about a million bathtubs full of water every minute!).
  • Man-made attractions of Niagara Falls include Maid of the Mist, Table Rock Scenic Tunnels, Spanish Aero Car, Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum, Marineland, Casino Niagara, IMAX Theatre, and the new Butterfly Conservatory.
  • In 1959, the face of Niagara was changed when Louis Tussaud's English Wax Museum was opened.
  • Niagara Falls was an area early settled and vigorously active in Canada's formative years.
  • The Minolta Tower rises 325 feet above the Horseshoe Falls.
  • Skylon Tower rises 775 feet above the Falls.
  • In 1960, Roger Woodward was the boy who had survived a descent over the Falls after a boating accident above the Falls.
  • Hydro Electricity generated in Niagara Falls at the Sir Adam Beck 1 and Sir Adam Beck 2 power stations from redirected waterflow serves the electrical needs of Southern Ontario and Western New York.
  • Blondin was a funambulist (tight-rope walker) who performed numerous crossings of the gorge in Niagara Falls during the mid 1800s.
  • Blondin performed endless stunts on the high-wire, from crossing blindfolded to carrying a cooking stove and preparing an omelet on the high wire.
  • Most spectacularly, was the stunt during which Blondin carried on his back Harry Colcord his 148-pound manager August 19, 1859.
  • Annie Taylor "Queen of the Mist" , a school teacher from Bay City Michigan was first person to travel over the Falls in a barrel on October 24, 1901.
  • Since her feat, many stunt artists have challenged the mighty Falls usually in home-made barrel-like contraptions.
  • More recently, a couple of foolhardy individuals have attempted to survive a plunge over Niagara Falls in a kayak and a jetski - they both perished.
  • Niagara Falls' night time illumination makes a visitation to Niagara a spectacular event at all times of the day.
  • Ice bridges form below the Falls when ice floes travel over the edge and collect at the base of the Falls.
  • Niagara Falls Ontario Canada is known as the Honeymoon Capital of the world.
  • "Uncle Toms Cabin", a famous novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe was partly inspired by the writers trip to Niagara Falls and her subsequent interest in Reverend Josiah Henson who smuggled runaway slaves across the Niagara River into Canada.
  • Until 1886, when the Statue of Liberty was erected, the Falls at Niagara were the symbol of America and the New World. Visitors from all over the world targeted Niagara as a must-see during a visit to North America.
  • The Spanish Aero car ride provides a spectacular trip across the famed Whirlpool Rapids a few miles down from the actual waterfalls.
  • Water is redirected from traveling over the Falls in order to drive large hydro-electric turbines that produce electricity for Southern Ontario and Western New York State.
  • An "Old Scow" (a steel barge) remains stranded a few hundred meters above the Falls and has been marooned there since August 6, 1918 when a near tragedy was averted by three men who opened the dumping hatches of the barge to let water in and ground the out-of control boat.
  • One of the largest Butterfly Conservatories in North America has been added to Niagara's growing list of attractions.
  • Water that flows over the Falls at Niagara ultimately ends up in Lake Ontario - from there, water drains by way of the St. Lawrence River in to the Atlantic Ocean.
  • One of the bloodiest battles of the War of 1812 took place on July 25, 1814 at Lundy's Lane in Niagara Falls, Ontario... A total of 7500 Americans and Canadians fought for six hours. At the end, 1,000 soldiers lay dead or wounded.
  • In March of 1848, the waters stopped flowing over Niagara's famous cliff when the Niagara River was plugged temporarily at the mouth of the river in Fort Erie, Ontario.
  • Niagara Falls is steeped in history and was one of the most popular and busiest New World visiting spot.
  • Water painting artists embraced this City's natural wonders as a source for their artistic inspirations - there exists hundreds of these early impressions - consult your local library for reference to these early images.
    Now that you’re armed with many interesting facts about Niagara Falls, it’s time to go enjoy the beautiful views. Book a room at one of the beautiful and luxurious Niagara Falls resorts and build memories that will last a lifetime.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Tips Sehat : Manfaat Bawang Putih

Tahukah Anda bahwa selain digunakan sebagai bumbu/bahan masakan bawang putih ternyata mempunyai banyak khasiat lain loh. Berikut ini silahkan Anda apa saja manfaat lain bawang putih yang wajib Anda ketahui :

Friday, May 17, 2019

Fakta Unik Tentang Kopi

Kopi, minuman panas yang paling populer saat ini adalah penemuan tidak disengaja. Kopi mengandung kafein yang memiliki beberapa efek positif pada sistem saraf, antara lain dapat menyegarkan pikiran. Sekitar delapan puluh tiga persen orang dewasa di Amerika adalah peminum kopi. Kopi menjadi komoditas kedua yang paling diperdagangkan di dunia. Di Indonesia sendiri kopi menempati peringkat keempat terbesar di dunia dari segi hasil produksi dengan berbagai jenis kopi Indonesia dari ujung Sumatera hingga Papua.

Namun, ada beberapa fakta menakjubkan mengenai minuman ini yang mungkin tidak Anda ketahui. Berikut mari kita simak beberapa fakta unik dan menarik tentang kopi :

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Unique Daily Info : Manfaat Yoga

Manfaat yoga sebagai olahraga paling cocok dilakukan oleh semua umur tentu sangat penting bagi semua orangMelakukan yoga sebagai olaraga rutin sangat penting, ia efektif membantu para menula, ibu hamil, serta berbagai keluhan kesehatan lainnya. Yoga cocok dilakukan oleh semua usia, jenis kelamin, dan segala kondisi medis (dengan petunjuk dokter). Yoga sendiri sebenarnya sudah diperkenalkan sangat lama sekali, kira-kira 2000 tahun sebelum masehi. Nah, pada saat ini yoga merupakan salah satu alternative olahraga yang banyak diminati, karena manfaatnya yang sangat banyak, yoga juga tidak membutuhkan kekuatan fisik prima seperti olahraga lainnya, yaitu berlari, sepakbola, tinju, dan sebagainya

Sebenarnya apa saja manfaat yoga ini? Ada banyak sekali. Berikut ini beberapa manfaat yoga bagi yang perlu Anda ketahui


Yang pertama, gerakan-gerakan yang terdapat pada yoga merupakan bentuk gerakan-gerakan tubuh dan anggota badan secara perlahan-lahan. Gerakan badan secara perlahan lahan ini akan membuat tubuh anda menjadi rileks dan santai. Selain itu, biasanya backsound atau suara latar pada saat melakukan yoga adalah suara-suara alam, seperti aliran air atau hembusan udara yang sangat membuat diri anda menjadi sangat rileks. BIsa juga gerakan yoga diiringi dengan music-musik bertempo lambat, yang akan membuat anda menjadi tenang, santai dan rileks pada saat melakukan yoga.

 Menjaga Kebugaran Tubuh

Dengan melakukan yoga, secara otomatis anda akan merasa lebih sehat dan bugar. Hal ini dikarenakan, selain adanya relaksasi, gerakan-gerakan pada yoga juga menstimulus bagian tubuh anda untuk tetap bergerak secara aktif, sehingga anda akan merasa lebih bugar dari sebelumnya

 Melancarkan Peredaran Darah

Sama dengan berbagai jenis olahraga yang dapat ditekuni, yoga juga dapat bermanfaat untuk memperlancar peredaran darah. Hal ini dapat membantu anda agar terhindar dari beberapa penyakit, seperti jantung dan penyumbatan pembuluh darah

Memperindah Bentuk Tubuh

Bagi para wanita yang ingin memperindah bentuk tubuhnya, cobalah melakukan olahraga ini. Yoga efektif dalam membentuk tubuh anda. gerakan-gerakan pada yoga akan membantu anda dalam mebentuk tubuh anda. hal ini terjadi sebagai akibat dari terbakarnya lemak dan terbentuknya otot-otot tertentu yang tentunya dapat mempercantik tubuh anda.

 Membakar Lemak Dalam Tubuh

Pada umumnya semua gerakan-gerakan pada semua olahraga akan membantu anda membakar lemak di dalam tubuh anda, begitu pula dengan yoga. Gerakan gerakan yang terdapat pada yoga akan membantu anda dalam membakar lemak di tubuh. Hal ini dapat anda lihat dari banyaknya keringat yang keluar ketika anda melakukan yoga. Keringat adalah bukti bahwa sedang terjadi pembakaran lemak yang terjadi di dalam diri anda

Mengencangkan Otot

Banyak gerakan-gerakan dalam yoga yang dapat membantu anda untuk mengencangkan otot-otot. Pada umumnya, otot perut, punggung dan dada merupakan bagian bagian yang dapat mengencang karena melakukan yoga. Dan hal ini sudah terbukti dari banyak sekali orang yang sudah melakukan yoga, hampir semua merasakan bertambah kencangnya otot-otot tubuh mereka

Meningkatkan Fungsi Pernafasan

Selain mengoptimalkan kerja jantung, yoga juga dapat mengoptimalkan kerja paru – paru, yang berujung pada fungsi pernapasan yang akan meningkat. Teknik-teknik pernapasan dan relaksasi pada olahraga yoga akan membantu anda mengoptimalkan kerja paru-paru, dan membuat anda memiliki fungsi peranapasan yang lebih baik lagi.

Meningkatkan Fleksibilitas Tubuh dan Persendian

Yoga juga dapat bermanfaat bagi keluwesan atau fleksibilitas tubuh serta persendian anda. Gerakan-gerakan pada yoga membutuhkan fleksibilitas tubuh, seperti gerakan memutar, menyilangkan kaki, ataupun gerakan kayang. Semakin sering anda melakukan gerakan-gerakan yoga, maka keluwesan dan fleksibilitas tubuh serta persendian anda akan terjaga dan semakin meningkat

 Meningkatkan Konsentrasi dan Daya Ingat

Ya, gerakan-gerakan dalam yoga terdiri dari gerakan-gerakan kecil dari anggota tubuh anda. anda dituntut untuk berkonsentrasi penuh agar bisa melakukan gerakan-gerakan yoga tersebut dengan baik. Selain itu, ketika akan melakukan relaksasi anda juga akan terlatih untuk meningkatkan konsentrasi anda. Konsentrasi akan berbanding lurus dengan kemampuan daya ingat anda. Apabila anda sudah mampu meningkatkan konsentrasi anda, maka dapat dipastikan daya ingat anda pun akan lebih baik setelah melakukan yoga.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Unique Daily Info : Crazy Things That Happen When You’re Falling in Love

We sing about it, write about it and watch movies about it, but when you think about it, falling in love is crazy and maybe even weird ^.^
It makes us feel and do things we usually wouldn't under any other circumstances.
First of all, it physically affects our hormones and brain. In fact, scientists have shown that love affects the brain in a way similar to cocaine addiction. Not only that, it also affects us psychologically and behaviorally.
Here are 10 crazy, weird symptoms you may experience when falling in love:

1. You wake up and go to sleep thinking of someone other than yourself.
From the moment you wake up in the morning to the moment you go to sleep at night, the person you love occupies at least some part of your mind. How does your brain even know to think of that person first thing in the morning? Doesn't it have other more important things to worry about?
The truth is this phenomenon is usually subconscious and automatic, almost like your mind is programmed to do so. Even throughout the day, that person stays staunchly in the back of your mind.
As crazy as it may be, it is nice to think of someone beside you every once in a while.

2. You smile when you're alone.

We've all seen them: the smile texters. Smile texting is the perfect example of what happens when you're falling in love. You experience weird, giddy feelings of happiness, even when you're not physically with that special person.
You might smile when he or she texts you, when you hear a certain song, see a picture on Facebook or when you just think of that person.
In general, little things like that will make you smile more than usual because you are just so blissfully in love (and because of all those happy hormones flowing through your bloodstream).
People may look at you funny and wonder why you're so happy, but you don't even mind.

3. Your hormones go wild.
When you fall in love, your cheeks flush, your heart beats faster, your palms are sweaty and your head starts spinning. This is all thanks to a rush of chemicals and hormones that flood your brain and body when you fall in love.
This leaves you with feelings of euphoria similar to an endorphin-induced “runner's high.”
here's nothing you can do about this; love physically makes you crazy.

4. You become a little obsessive.
People in love, love to think about each other. They somehow manage to relate even the smallest things to the person they love. If your life is the universe, then chances are, your love is the sun, and everything revolves around that.

5. You do embarrassing things.
Ever heard those sappy stories of boys in the olden days throwing rocks at a girl's window, and playing her songs on their guitar? That was then, but today, there are videos all over YouTube of men proposing to their fianc├ęs with elaborate flash mobs that take place in front of hundreds of people.
Love will make you do embarrassing things because when you're falling in love with someone, you will do almost anything to make him or her happy, no matter what other people may think.
6. You do things outside of your comfort zone.
Along the same lines, falling in love will make you do things you never even considered doing before. Boys, that may mean taking a yoga class or going to get a pedicure with your girlfriend (they feel really good, it's okay to admit it).
Girls, that may mean watching “SportsCenter” for two hours or playing a couple games of FIFA. Of course, doing these things can open your mind to new activities you might enjoy. Doing them with the one you love is a great bonding experience, too.

7. You suddenly care more about your appearance.
Before, you may have rolled out of bed and thrown on some athletic shorts and a t-shirt, but you now have a reason to try to look good.
You might comb your hair more often, double check to make sure you didn't forget deodorant, shave more meticulously and go to the gym, instead of falling asleep on your couch after work.

8. You sing.
When you're falling in love, you feel so happy and carefree, you can't always keep it inside. Whether you sound like William Hung or Ariana Grande, sometimes, you just have to sing at the top of your lungs to let it all out.

9. You go out of your way.
You may find yourself driving out of the way to pick up your love's favorite dinner, or calling in sick to work just to hang out with him or her.
The crazy part is that even though these things may inconvenience you, you're happy and excited to do them. You actually take joy in making that extra effort to please your SO and show him or her how much you care.

10. You go blind.
As the old adage goes, love is blind. When you're falling in love, everything your love does and says is interesting and amazing. Every word uttered from his or her mouth, and every move he or she makes, is magical.
Love blinds you to faults and screwups, and even when you do notice them, you're quick to forgive because your love can do no wrong. As it turns out, Ke$ha might be right about this one: Love is a drug.
It makes us crazy, but it also makes us happy. Love is exciting; it's addicting, it's confusing and it's weird.


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Tips Mengatasi Nyeri Haid

Menjelang mau dapet atau istilah biologinya menstruasi, rasanya tubuh menjadi kurang fit, emosi naik turun…bawaannya pengen marah terus, bete, perut nyeri ples kram dan sebagainya. Hal yang tidak menyenangkan ini sering banget dialami wanita kalau mau dan pada saat menstruasi. Tapi tenang saja, hal ini bisa diatasi kok.
Nyeri saat menstruasi adalah hal yang normal, selama Anda masih bisa mengerjakan aktivitas harian. Walau begitu, rasa nyeri ini kadang mengganggu dan membuat konsentrasi menurun. Berikut silahkan anda simak beberapa tips untuk meredakan nyeri saat menstruasi :

Friday, May 10, 2019

Tips Sehat : Penyebab Diet Gagal

Diet Anda tidak berhasil? Setelah menjalani program diet begitu lama berat badan Anda turun 3 kilo tetapi hanya bertahan sebentar dan seminggu kemudian naik 4 kilo??
Anda tidak perlu bersedih karena Anda tidak sendiri. Menurut penelitian Loyola University Health System tahun 2013 hanya 20 persen wanita yang berhasil melakukan dietnya. Sistem metabolisme tubuh setiap orang berbeda-beda sehingga walaupun program dietnya sama tetapi hasilnya akan berbeda.

Berikut ini silahkan Anda simak beberapa faktor yang bisa menyebabkan diet Anda tidak maksimal :