Monday, August 15, 2011

Top 10 Dangerous Volcanoes In The World

10 Most Dangerous & Biggest Volcanoes In The World

Hey Readers, Here we have this interesting post about the top 10 biggest volcanoes of the world. This article will be really helpful for you people to know about the world’s biggest volcanoes
Volcanic mountains are the opening in the earth’s crust from which the hot LAVA or magma and gases escape from below the surface of the earth. Sometime Volcanic Mountains appear and erupt in a short time and on the other hand there are permanent volcanic mountains which erupt lava time by time and they are erupting LAVA  for thousands of year, if we look back into history volcanoes had killed thousands of people and devastated hundreds of towns.
So let us take a look on these top 10 biggest volcanoes in the world.

10. Mount Pinatubo, Philippines

mount pinatubo 10 Most Dangerous & Biggest Volcanoes In The World
It came out in 1991 killing 800 people and 10,000 homeless. When it came out, it emitted smoke and as over 19 miles high.

9. Nevada del Ruiz, Columbia

nevada del Ruiz 10 Most Dangerous & Biggest Volcanoes In The World
It came out on 13th November, 1985 and caused death of 23,000 people.

8. Mount St. Helens, Washington

Mount St. Helens 10 Most Dangerous & Biggest Volcanoes In The World
It came out on 18th May, 1980 but it emitted smoke since March, 1980. Almost 80 people died from the eruption.

7. Paricutin, Mexico

paricutin volcano 10 Most Dangerous & Biggest Volcanoes In The World
It came out in February, 1943 and made a mountain of 1,200 feet in a year. Only three people died in the whole eruption.

6. Mount Pelee, Martinique

Mount pelee 10 Most Dangerous & Biggest Volcanoes In The World
It came out on 8th May, 1902 and caused death of 2900 people and destroyed the land near it. In the whole town only 2 people survived.

5. Mount Krakatau, Indonesia

Mount KRAKATAU 10 Most Dangerous & Biggest Volcanoes In The World
It came out on 27th August, 1883 and was heard over 2000 miles away even in Australia. It killed 36,000 people.

4. Mount Tambora, Indonesia

mount tambora 10 Most Dangerous & Biggest Volcanoes In The World
It came out on 10th November, 1815 and killed almost 92,000 people. Due to the agricultural devastation 80,000 of the people killed.

3. Mount Vesuvius, Italy

mount vesuvius 10 Most Dangerous & Biggest Volcanoes In The World
This came out in 79 A.D. and covered the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

2. Mount Etna, Sicily

Mount Etna 10 Most Dangerous & Biggest Volcanoes In The World
It occurred in December, 1991 and Etna is called the highest active volcano and is after a Greek legend of Hesiod and Pindar.

1. Mount Mazama, Crater Lake, Oregon

Mount Mazama 10 Most Dangerous & Biggest Volcanoes In The World
It came out in 1902, and the interesting thing about this volcano is that it was 12,000 feet high and when the whole eruption was over, all of it was replaced by a 1900 feet deep crater.
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Top 10 Dangerous Cities In America

Well guys you have already read the post about the top 10 safest cities in America. Now this post is about the top ten most dangerous cities to live in USA where the crime rate is very high and the law and order situation is not equal to the standards like in other USA cities. Like I mentioned in my other post that the war between the good and the evil is far from over, these cities have a large number of evil activities like robberies, extortion, murder, rapes etc. So let’s find out the top 10 most dangerous cities in America.

10. Baltimore, Maryland

baltimore Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities In America
Population: 2,652,974
Violent Crime Rate: 791 per 100,000 people.

9. Nashville, Tennessee

nashville Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities In America
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Population: 1,492,983
Violent Crime Rate: 817 per 100,000 people.

8. Charleston, South Carolina

charleston Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities In America
Population: 616,999
Violent Crime Rate: 824 per 100,000 people.

7. Little Rock, Arkansas

little rock Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities In America
Population: 659,776
Violent Crime Rate: 831 per 100,000 people.

6. Orlando, Florida

orlando Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities In America
Population: 2,020,346
Violent Crime Rate: 845 per 100,000 people.

5. Stockton, California

stockton Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities In America
Population: 684,406
Violent Crime Rate: 885 per 100,000 people.

4. Las Vegas, Nevada

las vegas Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities In America
Population: 1,834,533
Violent Crime Rate: 887 per 100,000 people.

3. Miami, Florida

miami Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities In America
Population: 2,401,971
Violent Crime Rate: 988 per 100,000 people

2. Memphis, Tennessee

memphis Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities In America
Population: 1,295,670
Violent Crime Rate: 1,218 per 100,000 people

1. Detroit, Michigan

detroit Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities In America
Population: 1,951,186
Violent Crime Rate: 1,220 per 100,000 people.
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Top 10 Dangerous Plants In The World

1. Most likely to eat a rat

Giant Pitcher Plant: Nepenthes attenboroughii

Discovered more than 5000 feet above sea level on Mount Victoria in the Philippines, the giant, carnivorous pitcher plant secretes a nectar-like substance to lure unsuspecting prey into a pool of enzymes and acid. A series of sticky, downward ribs makes it nearly impossible for trapped prey to escape. The plant's 30-centimeter diameter is large enough to trap unlucky rodents, but insects are its most common meal. Pitcher plants, of which there are about 600 different species, tend to grow in nitrogen-deficient environments, and therefore get their nutrients from decaying victims.

2. Most likely to be in your garden now

Castor Bean Plant: Ricinus communis

Castor-bean plants can be purchased at just about any garden center, despite containing the deadly poison ricin. Amy Stewart, author of Wicked Plants and poisonous plant expert, has an affinity for the plant and grows several in her poison garden. Concerned gardeners can simply pluck the seeds off the plant, Stewart says, which is where the ricin is stored. Though the process to extract enough ricin and process it into a weapon is complex, Las Vegas authorities have discovered the toxin in a hotel room in February 2008, and the KGB used it to permanently silence opposition.

3. Most violently toxic plant in North America

Western Water Hemlock: Cicuta douglasii

Deemed the most "violently toxic plant that grows in North America" by the USDA, the water hemlock contains the toxin cicutoxin, which wreaks havoc on the central nervous system, causing grand mal seizures--which include loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions--and eventually death, if ingested. Water hemlock is different from poison hemlock, Socrates' notorious killer, in that it contains coniine alkaloids that kill by paralyzing the respiratory system. Both are members of the carrot family.

4. The plant that killed a president's mother

White snakeroot: Eupatorium rugosum

Drinking milk from a cow that decided to chow down on white snakeroot could lead to deadly milk sickness, as was the case with Abraham Lincoln's mother Nancy Hanks. Every part of this perennial plant contains tremetol, an unsaturated alcohol that can cause muscle tremors in livestock before killing them. "People were trying desperately throughout the 19th century to figure out what was poisoning their animals," Stewart says. It wasn't understood until the turn of the century, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture pinpointed the cause and quickly got the word out. Now, white snakeroot still grows wild, but more control in the agricultural industry has helped to prevent cows from eating it.

5. The best plant to murder a dinner guest with

Monkshood: Aconitum napellus

Stewart was once asked what the best plant would be to murder a dinner guest with--after much deliberation she landed on monkshood. "You could just chop up the roots and make a stew," she says. "You don't need a chemistry plant to do it." The vibrant purple plant, commonly found in backyard gardens, is loaded with the poisonous alkaloid aconite, which tends to cause asphyxiation. While Stewart is certainly joking about cooking up a batch of monkshood stew, she urges anyone who has the plant in their garden to wear gloves when handling it.

6. Most gruesome killer

Common Bladderwort: Utricularia macrorhiza

This aquatic meat eater relies on several submerged bladders to capture prey such as tadpoles and small crustaceans. An unsuspecting passerby will brush against an external bristle-trigger, causing the bladders to spring open and capture it. Once inside, the victim dies of suffocation or starvation and then decays into a liquid that is sucked up by cells on the walls of the bladder.

7. Most animal-like

Venus flytrap: Dionaea muscipula

With the ability to clamp shut in a half-second, the Venus flytrap's reaction time seems fit for the animal kingdom. Insects need to touch two of the flytrap's hairs consecutively in order for the plant to react, but the precise mechanism that shuts the trap remains unclear. The Botanical Society of America notes that early theories suggested that a sudden change in the water pressure of cells triggered the response, but this theory has since been abandoned. It now seems that when the plant is touched, the electrical potential of the leaf is altered, triggering a host of cellular-level events.

8. The most likely plant to turn a person into a zombie

Angel Trumpet: Brugmansia

The droopy, gorgeous angel trumpet, native to regions of South America, packs a powerful punch of toxins, containing atropine, hyoscyamine, and scopolamine. As documented in the 2007 documentary "Colombian Devil's Breath," criminals in Colombia have extracted scopolamine from the plant and used it as a potent drug that leaves victims unaware of what they are doing but entirely conscious. Scopolamine can be absorbed through the skin and mucous membranes, allowing criminals to simply blow the powder in a person's face. The documentary is filled with scopolamine-related horror stories, including one account of a man moving all of his possessions out of his apartment (and into the hands of his robbers) without remembering any of it.

9. The most enticing poison

Oleander: Nerium oleander

This extremely common evergreen shrub is one of the most poisonous plants in the world. "If I were a parent and covering every electrical outlet in the home to protect the kids, I would really have to ask myself why I had an oleander plant growing," Stewart says. The leaves, flowers and fruit contain cardiac glycosides, which have therapeutic applications but are likely to send someone into cardiac arrest should he eat part of the plant. Stewart points out that there is a woman in California currently on death row for trying to poison her husband with the plant, and two young boys were found dead after ingesting oleander a few years back. "People tend to be blasé, because the flowers are bright and pretty, sort of candy-colored. But it is a very poisonous plant that will stop your heart."

10. Best home-security system

Mala Mujer: Cnidoscolus angustidens

Stewart describes this garden plant as more painful than poisonous. Mala mujer, which translates to "bad woman," can be found in parts of the southwest and Mexico and is covered with nasty thorns, which could be turned into makeshift barbwire if needed. The real danger, however, comes from the caustic, milky sap that can leak from the plant. The sap, a common feature among many plants in the Euphorbia genus, can cause painful skin irritations and unsightly discoloration. "I've had several people tell me they had euphorbia saps in their eyes," Stewart says. "And they had pretty surprisingly long-term eye damage." © 2010-2012 The Little Ganesha® All Rights Reserved. Subscribe in a reader