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360 degree view from Mt Everest !

This is a 360 degree view from atop Mt. Everest! Fantastic!
Most of us would never have seen this save for the computer!

What would it be like to stand atop the tallest mountain on Earth?

Visible are snow peaked mountains near and far, tremendous cliffs, distant plateaus, the tops of clouds, and a dark blue sky.

Fire Rainbow

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A rare Fire Rainbow seen recently on Idaho -Washington border in USA for about an hour.
Clouds are cirrus, some twenty thousand feet up in the air,
formed right amount of ice crystals and
the Sun hitting at exactly fifty eight degrees.

What will you say about this expression?

This crowd make those guys more Exited
What’s going on between them ?

The Top 10 Languages Spoken In The World

10. French

Number Of Speakers: 129 Million

Often called the most romantic language in the world, French is spoken in tons of countries, including Belgium, Canada, Rwanda, Cameroon, and Haiti. Oh, and France too. We're actually very lucky that French is so popular, because without it, we might have been stuck with Dutch Toast, Dutch Fries, and Dutch kissing (ew!).

To say "hello" in French, say "Bonjour" (bone-JOOR).

9. Malay-Indonesian

Number Of Speakers: 159 Million

Malay-Indonesian is spoken - surprise - in Malaysia and Indonesia. Actually, we kinda fudged the numbers on this one because there are many dialects of Malay, the most popular of which is Indonesian. But they're all pretty much based on the same root language, which makes it the ninth most-spoken in the world.

Indonesia is a fascinating place; a nation made up of over 13,000 islands it is the sixth most populated country in the world. Malaysia borders on two of the larger parts of Indonesia (including the island of Borneo), and is mostly known for its capital city of Kuala Lumpur.

To say "hello" in Indonesian, say "Selamat pagi" (se-LA-maht PA-gee).

8. Portuguese

Number Of Speakers: 191 Million

Think of Portuguese as the little language that could. In the 12th Century, Portugal won its independence from Spain and expanded all over the world with the help of its famous explorers like Vasco da Gama and Prince Henry the Navigator. (Good thing Henry became a navigator . . . could you imagine if a guy named "Prince Henry the Navigator" became a florist?) Because Portugal got in so early on the exploring game, the language established itself all over the world, especially in Brazil (where it's the national language), Macau, Angola, Venezuela, and Mozambique.

To say "hello" in Portuguese, say "Bom dia" (bohn DEE-ah).

7. Bengali

Number Of Speakers: 211 Million

In Bangladesh, a country of 120+ million people, just about everybody speaks Bengali. And because Bangladesh is virtually surrounded by India (where the population is growing so fast, just breathing the air can get you pregnant), the number of Bengali speakers in the world is much higher than most people would expect.

To say "hello" in Bengali, say "Ei Je" (EYE-jay).

6. Arabic

Number Of Speakers: 246 Million

Arabic, one of the world's oldest languages, is spoken in the Middle East, with speakers found in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Egypt. Furthermore, because Arabic is the language of the Koran, millions of Moslems in other countries speak Arabic as well. So many people have a working knowledge of Arabic, in fact, that in 1974 it was made the sixth official language of the United Nations.

To say "hello" in Arabic, say "Al salaam a'alaykum" (Ahl sah-LAHM ah ah-LAY-koom).

5. Russian

Number Of Speakers: 277 Million

Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, and Yakov Smirnoff are among the millions of Russian speakers out there. Sure, we used to think of them as our Commie enemies. Now we think of them as our Commie friends. One of the six languages in the UN, Russian is spoken not only in the Mother Country, but also in Belarus, Kazakhstan, and the U.S. (to name just a few places).

To say "hello" in Russian, say "Zdravstvuite" (ZDRAST-vet-yah).

4. Spanish

Number Of Speakers: 392 Million

Aside from all of those kids who take it in high school, Spanish is spoken in just about every South American and Central American country, not to mention Spain, Cuba, and the U.S. There is a particular interest in Spanish in the U.S., as many English words are borrowed from the language, including: tornado, bonanza, patio, quesadilla, enchilada, and taco grande supreme.

To say "hello" in Spanish, say "Hola" (OH-la).

3. Hindustani

Number Of Speakers: 497 Million

Hindustani is the primary language of India's crowded population, and it encompasses a huge number of dialects (of which the most commonly spoken is Hindi). While many predict that the population of India will soon surpass that of China, the prominence of English in India prevents Hindustani from surpassing the most popular language in the world. If you're interested in learning a little Hindi, there's a very easy way: rent an Indian movie. The film industry in India is the most prolific in the world, making thousands of action/romance/musicals every year.

To say "hello" in Hindustani, say "Namaste" (Nah-MAH-stay).

2. English

Number Of Speakers: 508 Million

While English doesn't have the most speakers, it is the official language of more countries than any other language. Its speakers hail from all around the world, including the U.S., Australia, England, Zimbabwe, the Caribbean, Hong Kong, South Africa, and Canada. We'd tell you more about English, but you probably feel pretty comfortable with the language already. Let's just move on to the most popular language in the world.

To say "hello" in English, say "What's up, freak?" (watz-UP-freek).

1. Mandarin [Chinese]

Number Of Speakers: 1 Billion+

Surprise, surprise, the most widely spoken language on the planet is based in the most populated country on the planet, China. Beating second-place English by a 2 to 1 ratio, but don't let that lull you into thinking that Mandarin is easy to learn. Speaking Mandarin can be really tough, because each word can be pronounced in four ways (or "tones"), and a beginner will invariably have trouble distinguishing one tone from another. But if over a billion people could do it, so could you. Try saying hello!

To say "hello" in Mandarin, say "Ni hao" (Nee HaOW). ("Hao" is pronounced as one syllable, but the tone requires that you let your voice drop midway, and then raise it again at the end.

Coca-Cola Trade Secrets 'Stolen'

Coca-Cola trade secrets 'stolen'
US prosecutors have charged three people with stealing secrets from soft drinks company Coca-Cola and trying to sell them to its main rival PepsiCo.

According to the claims, administration worker Joya Williams went through files and stuffed a new Coca-Cola product and documents into her personal bag.

Also accused of stealing trade secrets are Ibrahim Dimson and Edmund Duhaney.

PepsiCo said it cooperated with the FBI and Coca-Cola after being contacted by someone looking to sell information.

Coca-Cola said the secret formula of its main drink - sold in the distinctive red and white cans - had not been compromised.

Its chief executive, Neville Isdell, said that "information is the lifeblood of the company".

Mr Isdell said that Coca-Cola would be reviewing its security procedures.

Dave DeCecco, a PepsiCo spokesman, said that the company was happy to have helped out its rival.

"Competition can sometimes be fierce, but also must be fair and legal," he said.

'Valuable secrets'

According to investigators a letter was sent to PepsiCo in May from someone calling themselves "Dirk" and claiming to be a high-level employee at Coca-Cola with information to trade.

An undercover FBI agent claims to have met with Mr Dimson, who was said to be posing as "Dirk", at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta in June.

During that meeting, Mr Dimson is alleged to have handed over an envelope containing documents and a glass bottle containing a liquid sample.

The undercover officer claims to have paid "Dirk" $30,000 (£16,000) and promised to pay another $45,000 at a later date.

On 27 June, another agent offered to buy the remaining trade secrets for $1.5m, and it is alleged that two of the suspects opened a bank account in order to receive the funds.

The three suspects were arrested on 27 June.

Investigators say they have footage showing Ms Williams going through files and "holding a liquid container with a white label, which resembled the description of a new Coca-Cola product sample, before placing it into her personal bag".

Ms Williams, Mr Dimson and Mr Duhaney are due to appear before magistrates in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday.

"We are committed to protecting the intellectual property that is so critical for our corporate citizens to remain successful in the 21st century economy," said US Attorney David Nahmias said.

"Theft of valuable trade secrets will not be tolerated, not by the Justice Department and not even by competitors, as this case shows," he added.

‘Naomi Needs Help’

Naomi Campbell may proclaim that love has sobered her famous temper, but the maid who allegedly suffered the fiery models fury, has spoken for the first time about her ordeal. Battered housekeeper Ana Scolavino believes Campbell’s violent rages could kill. “she is so crazy you never know when she will hit out. Anything can send her into a frenzy. There is not a single nice bone in Naomi’s body. She is a psychotic monster. On the catwalk she might look beautiful but apart from her face in person she is the ugliest person I have met,” she was quoted by the news of world, as saying. “she need serious psychological help before she hurts or even kills someone. I should know I am lucky to be alive. Every day she was like a wild, caged animal ready to pounce on any victim, screaming and swearing at everyone.”