Friday, 26 February 2016

Worlds Most Mysterious Manuscript

Voynich Manuscript

Can you figure out the plant or decode the writing? Well scientists could not managed to do yet!

This manuscript is named after the Polish-American antiquarian bookseller Wilfrid M. Voynich, who acquired it in 1912, the Voynich Manuscript is a detailed 240-page book written in a language or script that is completely unknown. Its pages are also filled with colorful drawings of strange diagrams, odd events and plants that do not seem to match any known species, adding to the intrigue of the document and the difficulty of deciphering it. The original author of the manuscript remains unknown, but carbon dating has revealed that its pages were made sometime between 1404 and 1438. It has been called "the world's most mysterious manuscript."

Religions around the world

According to some estimates, there are roughly 4,200 religions in the world.

Religious symbols in clock-wise order according to the image:
Judaism, Christianity, Islam , Bahá'í Faith, Hinduism, Taoism , Buddhism , Sikhism, Slavic neopaganism , Celtic polytheism, Heathenism (German paganism), Semitic neopaganism , Wicca , Kemetism (Egyptian paganism) , Hellenism , Italo-Roman neopaganism .

Hinduism is the oldest religion still being practiced today. Christianity is the most practiced religion today, however followed by highest growing religion Islam and Hinduism.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Anandabazar patrika 15th August 1947

Here is the rare first page of famous bengali newspaper  Anandabazar Patrika in the day of independence of India. You can read the whole paper here.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Methods of Death Penalty or Capital Punishment

There are different types of methods for capital punishment all over the world.

1. Hanging till death
2. Lethal injection (injecting a          combination of poisons)
3. Stoning ( a group throws stones till death)
4. Firing bullets
5. Electric shock
6. Gas chamber (putting the prisoner into a sealed chamber filled with hydrogen cyanide, carbon dioxide,  carbon monoxide)

The most interesting method is of Sudan. Here the culprit punished in the same manner in which the offender caused death.