The three ellipses seen in the logo for Toyota represent three hearts: the heart of the customer, the heart of the product, and the heart of progress in the field of technology
Yes, the “M” for McDonald’s and there really isn’t another meaning. In the 60′s, McDonald’s wanted to change the logo but their design consultant and psychologist Louis Cheskin insisted that they left the golden arches. According to BBC, he said customers will unconsciously recognize the logo as “symbolism of a pair of nourishing breasts.” Whether this is true or not, their logo is one of the most recognizable in the world.
The importance of this logo is in its colors. The red is said to represent strength and the blue represents faithfulness and security that the company provides.
Pepsi’s old logo is the one on the left. The new logo on the right cost Pepsi $1 million. They hired Arnell Associates to come up with it. As a result, Pepsi had to spend millions more to rebrand everything. Then Arnell’s 27 page document was leaked and it was entitled, “Breathtaking Design Strategy.” It proposes that the new logo is some sort of Da Vinci Code. The logo draws on Feng Shui, the Renaissance, the earth’s Geodynamo, the theory of relativity, and much more.
BMW has a history in aviation and its logo stays true to its roots. The blue and white represent a propeller in motion with the sky peeking through. In fact, BMW had a role in World War II as a creator of aircraft engines for the German military.Via 24/7 Bebenta Sa'yo
Brinicles are the underwater equivalent of icicles. They form beneath ice when a flow of saline water is introduced to ocean water.
Volcanic plumes produce immense amounts of electrical charge and static. In rare cases, this can spark a violent lightning storm.
Sprites, Elves and Blue Jets
These colourful shapes are the result of electrical discharges in the atmosphere.
Fire Rainbows are formed by light reflecting from ice crystals in high level clouds. The halos are so large, they often appear parallel to the horizon.
These rainbows form in fog, rather than rain. The condensation reflects little light, and as a result, the rainbow is made up of very weak colors - like white - rather than the vibrant colors of a traditional rainbow.
Fire whirls are whirlwinds of flame. They occur when intense heat and turbulent wind conditions combine.
At the mouth of the Catatumbo River in Venezuela, a very unique mass of storm clouds swirl, creating the rare spectacle known as Catatumbo lightning. The storm occurs up to 160 nights a year, 10 hours per day and 280 times an hour.
Moonbows are rainbows produced by light reflected off the surface of the moon, rather than the sun. Due to the small amount of light reflected off the moon, moonbows are quite faint.
ei or EI – Examples: bale = “beil”; whale = “hweil”
æ or Æ – Example: ban = “bæn”
ee or EE – Example: be = “bee”
igh or IGH – Example: tie = “tigh”
i or I – Examples: tip = “tip”
oh or OH – Examples: code = “cohd”; soul = “sohl”; bowl = “bohl”
o or O – Examples: law = “lo”; order = “OR dur”; chocolate = “CHOK lit”
au or AU – Example: out = “aut”
yoo or YOO – Example: duty = “DYOO ti”
oo or O – Example: rule = “rool”
u or U – Example: book = “buk”
oo or OO – Example: moon = “moon”
ur or UR – Example: curve = “kurv”
th or TH – Example: thick or “thik”
Unaccented vowel – uh – Example: fistula = “FISH chuh luh”
zh or ZH – Example: measure = “MEZH ur”
1. abalone. “æb’ uh LOH nee” (not “AH buh lohn”). A delicious seafood.
2. accessory. “æk SES uh ree” (not “æk ses SOH ree”). Subordinate part.
3. acknowledge. “æk NAH lij” (not “æk NOH lej”). Admit; give credit to.
4. acoustic. “uh KOOS tik” (not “uh KOHS tik”). Pertaining to hearing.
5. admirable. “ÆD muhr uh buhl” (not “æd MIR uh buhl”). Worthy of admiration.
6. adolescence. “ad’l ES ens” pronounced minus the “o” (not “uh DOL luh sens”). Period between youth and maturity.
7. advocacy. “ÆD vuh kuh see” (not “uhd VO kuh see”). Active support, especially for a cause.
8. affidavit. “æf i DEI vit” (not “æf i DÆ vit”). A sworn statement in writing.
9. allegedly. “uh LEJ id lee” (not “uh LEJD lee”). Supposedly.
10. almond. “ÆM uhnd” (not “ÆL muhnd”). A delicious nut.
11. alms. “ahmz” (You don’t pronounce the “l”). Money or goods given in charity.
12. alumnae. “uh LAHM nee” (not “uh LAHM nei”). Feminine of alumnus.
13. amoebiasis. “æm’ uh BIGH uh sis” (not “uh mib YAH sis”). Infection caused by the amoeba Entamoeba histolytica.
14. analgesic. “æn uhl JEE zik” (not “æn uhl JE sik”). Pain reliever.
15. any. “EN ee” (not “EY nee”). One chosen at random.
16. applicable. “ÆP li kuh buhl” (not “ahp LEE kuh buhl”). Able to be applied; appropriate.
17. appreciate. “uh PREE shee eit” (not “AHP ree sheit”). To recognize the quality, significance, or magnitude of something or someone.
18. associate. “uh SOH shee eit” (not “AH soh sheit”). Colleague.
19. asthma. “AHZ muh” (not “AHST muh”). A respiratory illness often arising from allergies.
20. attaché. “ah tuh SHEI” (not “ah TAT chee”). One assigned to the staff of a diplomatic mission to serve in a given capacity.
21. attorney. “uh TURN nee” (not “uh TOR nee”). A legal agent qualified to act for persons in legal proceedings.
22. awardee. “uh wor DEE” (not “uh WAHR dee”). One that receives an award.
23. bamboo. “bæm BOO” (not “BÆM boo”). Any of various woody mostly tall tropical grasses including some with strong hollow stems used for building, furniture, or utensils.
24. beneficiary. “ben uh FISH ee er ee” (not “buh ne’ fish YAHR ee”). Receiver of benefits.
25. bicuspid. “bigh KAHS pid” (not “BIGH kuhs pid”). Having two points or cusps.
In 1885, Reidl, an employee at an Austrian foundry, discovered the mysterious Salzburg Cube (also known as the Wolfsegg Iron). He cracked open a seam of coal to find a strange-looking iron cube inside it. It had many cracks and little holes in it, as well as a strange color and a deep fissure down the middle. Reidl had never seen anything like it before, so after showing it to his boss, they turned it over to the Heimathaus Museum.The next year, a professor at the museum named Adolf Gurlt studied the cube and determined it to be part of a meteorite. But further studies by the Natural History Museum in Vienna proved that it was not in fact a meteorite, but artificially manufactured from an unknown source. It is thought that the coal that “produced” the Salzburg Cube was at least 60 million years old.Adding to the mystery of the Cube is how some people actually believe it to have vanished. The reasons for this range from it being part of a shadowy conspiracy to it simply being debunked as a worthless piece of rock and tossed away as such. This, of course ignores the fact that the Cube does in fact exist, and can be found safely on display at its usual home, the Heimathaus Museum in Vienna.
Discovered in 1886, a mummy with an agonized expression on his face has long since been the object of speculation. This mummy has all his organs intact, which is not customary with mummification. Many interesting theories have arisen, though none have been proven right or wrong.Bob Brier, a University of Long Island archaeologist, speculated that two parties were responsible for the mummy’s agonized expression. One was the murderer, while the other ensured full preservation of the body (possibly due to a personal relationship with the victim). Other researchers and archaeologists have come up with theories ranging from cold-blooded murder to poisoning to being buried alive. A 2008 National Geographic documentary special investigated the possibility that the mummy could be Prince Pentewere (son of Pharaoh Ramses III), who was suspected of planning his father’s murder. Ancient documents from the 12th century claimed one of Pharaoh Ramses III’s wives was tried for conspiring to kill him, due to her desire for Pentewere to take over the throne. It is thought that when this plan was discovered, she poisoned Pentewere as punishment and rolled him up in sheepskin after being mummified. If that was the case, the “scream” could have been due to the pain from the poison ingested. However, only a CT scan had been done of the screaming mummy, and it remains pure speculation whether the mummy was in fact Prince Pentewere.Less sensational theories suggest that the mummy’s jaw is open simply because his head most likely rolled back after death occurred. But even that bit of realism is as good a guess as anybody else’s.
Lamps that kept on burning without using any fuel were discovered all over the world during the Middle Ages. These lamps were sealed into tombs, supposedly to ensure the deceased had light to guide them on their way to the afterlife. Some of these tombs were opened years later, and the lamps were still burning.Superstitious types became terrified of this phenomenon, destroying any ever-burning lamp they came across. People accused pagan priests of trickery. Others simply refused to believe that a lamp could burn for an indefinite period of time. The vast majority claimed that the Devil was to blame.Speculation was also rife that Hebrew communities had discovered and preserved what today is known as electricity. According to the legend, a French rabbi named Jechiele possessed a lamp that could light up by itself, with no fuel or wick. Jechiele, according to this tale, invented a special button that would discharge an electric current to his metal door knocker. If someone touched the door knocker at the same time the rabbi touched the nail, the person would receive a shock and double over.Even with electricity being a common thing nowadays, all who have tried to replicate the ever-burning lamps have failed. Therefore the question remains: How were these lamps able to keep burning for hundreds of years without fuel?