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Shimizu Mega-City Pyramid, Tokyo

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Another example of the craziest construction projects, the Shimizu Mega-City Pyramid, would have housed around one million people. The proposal was to build a floating city in Tokyo’s harbor that would so big it could house 100-storey skyscrapers inside it. Whilst logically sound, especially for an overpopulated city like Tokyo, the technical difficulties ultimately spelled its doom. The design was to make the pyramid of up to five trusses stacked on top of one another, each about the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Whilst unrealized, this is something straight out of sci-fiction and remind the author of Hive Cities in the Warhammer 40,000 Universe, only on water! We make no apologies for the “geek out” moment!

Diving into 1,000 Mousetraps is Just as Painful as it Sounds

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Gavin and Dan of the Slow Mo Guys are known for pulling off some pretty painful stunts. They’ve been shot with paintballs, had fruit smashed in their face, and risked getting burned by rockets and flames. The latest video might be their most painful yet, made all the more cringeworthy thanks to 4K slow motion. The guys set up a trampoline full of mousetraps before jumping down to their doom.

As with other pain-inducing videos, Dan is the one tasked with risking injury for the sake of views. There’s something completely relatable with Dan’s yelp of regret as he leaps from a nearby ladder onto the trampoline. While the pressure from one mousetrap snap can sting, they’re normally an annoyance to a human who steps on it. However, a thousand traps will certainly leave a lot more bruises.

Most impressive from the video was seeing the pressure from Dan’s impact trigger the surrounding mousetraps. The guys compared it to sound vibrations from a speaker cone.

Dan surprisingly said he found it “kind of comfy” and was more worried about hitting the trampoline. Sure, Dan, sure.

Via The Slow Mo Guys

Katrina Kaif to reunite with Aamir Khan for Thugs of Hindostan

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One of the big projects, which will roll out soon, will be starring two of the biggest stars of the industry – Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. It was just recently confirmed that Dangal actress Fatima Sana Shaikh who played Aamir Khan’s daughter, has also been finalized for a pivotal role in the film.

The hunt for another actress is still on. It has been speculated that Katrina Kaif has been roped in for this big budget film. According to the reports, Aditya Chopra had loved Aamir Khan’s sizzling pairing with Katrina Kaif in Dhoom 3. The duo shared amazing chemistry in the film. It has also been learned that it was Salman Khan who recommended Katrina’s name to Aditya Chopra. It now seems like the film has landed on her lap.

Thugs of Hindostan is produced under the banner of Yash Raj Films. It is said to have a huge budget and is slated to release in Diwali next year. Apart from that, Katrina Kaif is gearing up for the release of Jagga Jasoos in July 2017. She is also starring in YRF’s Tiger Zinda Hai, a sequel to Ek Tha Tiger directed by Ali Abbas Zafar starring Salman Khan in the lead.

Source : BollywoodHungama

AbRam was claimed to be Aryan Khan’s son! Shah Rukh Khan talks about these disturbing rumours

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we had given you a glimpse of the TED Talks that Shah Rukh Khan gave in Vancouver after the actor was invited to share his inspirational journey with the audience. Amidst sharing his journey and while talking about the disadvantages of the fast growing internet, Shah Rukh Khan shared a rather shocking rumour that were doing the rounds about his son Aryan Khan that had left his family quite disturbed.

We all are aware that Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan became parents to their third child four years ago, AbRam. However, post the birth of AbRam, which was considered to be birth by surrogacy, there were several speculations and the high profile celebrity couple was subjected to extreme scrutiny.

From being trapped in a case regarding sex determination to moral policing revolving around surrogacy, the couple faced several setbacks. Amidst this, there were apparently reports claiming that AbRam was actually the son of Aryan Khan, Shah Rukh Khan’s eldest son who was then 15 years old.

Talking about the same, the actor said, “Four years ago, my lovely wife Gauri and me decided to have a third child. It was claimed on the net that he was the love child of our first child who was 15 years old. Apparently he had sown his wild oats with a girl while driving her car in Romania. And yeah, there was a fake video to go with it. And we were so disturbed as a family.”

While this incident had left many surprised as we wondered about the source of such reports on the net, Shah Rukh Khan mentioned that listening to these stories were indeed disturbing for them as a family. However, knowing his impeccable sense of humour he was quick to add, “My son who is 19 now, even now when you say ‘Hello’ to him, he just turns around and says, ‘But bro, I didn’t even have a European driving license’”.

Although the last bit was added in good humour, Shah Rukh Khan showcased the kind of effect that such maligning reports could have on one’s life.

Besides this, Shah Rukh Khan also shared some deeper insights about his life as he also spoke about how he is perceived as the Baadshah of Bollywood yet admitted about how he failed when it came to reinventing his image.

Source : BollywoodHungama

YALGHAAR – A HASSAN RANA FILM TO HIT CINEMAS WORLDWIDE THIS EID

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HUM Films and Mindworks Media Production hosted a special meet and greet session with the star cast and crew of the most anticipated and biggest action-packed thriller movie of Pakistani cinematic history Yalghaar, written, produced and directed by the showman Hassan Rana, who has previously produced box-office record-smasher Waar. Yalghaar is all set to hit theatre screens worldwide on Eid-ul-Fitr 2017 and the press conference also raised the curtain on the much awaited trailer of the movie amidst thunderous applause by the attendees.

Yalghaar boasts a stellar cast including the industry’s stalwarts Shaan Shahid, Humayun Saeed, Bilal Ashraf, Adnan Siddiqui, Ayub Khoso, Atiya Khan, Ayesha Omar, Sana Bucha, Armeena Rana Khan, Gohar Rasheed, Umair Jaswal, Uzma Khan, Ali Rehman and many others. Yalghaar will feature Humayun Saeed in an avatar role with spectacular display of acting by veteran Shaan Shahid, Adnan Siddiqui and the ever charming Bilal Ashraf along with the other cast members that will stand the test of times.

The press conference, organized for select media personnel, not only gave an insight into the movie but also provided the star cast an opportunity to share their experiences and memories created on the sets. Set to release this Eid, Yalghaar’s plot displays patriotism, dedication and devotion of Pakistan army in the inferno of war against terrorism. With its engaging script, action-packed thrill and edge-of-seat entertainment, the story will keep the audiences engaged till the very last second. The much-awaited trailer of the movie was also screened, after which the floor was opened for questions and answers.

Speaking about the film, Dr Hassan Rana said, “Yalghaar is a labour of intense passion, love and pain for me personally. I literally had to put my life on the line to get that one perfect shot, the reason was simple, to capture the true essence of my characters. Some people will love the film and some won’t, but one thing which I am sure is that my bosses (viewers) would not fault the efforts of my team and my actors. They have literally put their sweat and blood into it.”

Sultana Siddiqui, President HUM Network said, “HUM Network has always focused on giving the best to people and strives to improve with each presentation. The image of Pakistan plays an important role in our dramas, films and awards programmes. We have distributed many films and Yalghaar is one of best films so far, with a large number of stellar artists taking part in it, and who have all done extremely well. We are proud to be the distributor of this film. We must all strive to take our films further ahead and make it popular with the masses. This is Hassan Rana’s second film, his first one being the very popular Waar and now this mega thriller film Yalghaar. ”

Distributed by HUM films across Pakistan and produced under the banner of Mindworks Media Production, Yalghaar – a Hasan Rana film is sure to exceed the audiences’ expectations with its engaging script, good direction, immaculate production and spectacular display of acting. It is a one-of-its-kind movie with the biggest production crew and budget in the history of Pakistani cinema, and will surely leave an everlasting impact on its audiences around the globe and further raise the bar of filmmaking in Pakistan.

MAHGUL luxury lawn for Al Zohaib Textiles set to launch May 08 2017

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The much anticipated debut Mahgul for Al Zohaib Textiles luxury lawn collection is set to launch nationwide on Monday, May 08 2017.

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With 22 unique designs and an additional 2 designs in two distinct colour ways, Mahgul Lawn for Al Zohaib Textiles stays true to the fashion houses’ aesthetic and embraces the essence of lawn and its plurality as a pure and simple fabric. To this end, Mahgullawn for Al Zohaib textiles S/S’17 speaks of a restrained aesthetic with a more defined sense of design and motifs within a range of refreshing colour combinations.

Speaking about her lawn collection, creative director of her eponymous brand Mahgul Rashid has said“There is a certain insouciant feel in the prints with a down to earth spirit and I hope that comes through in the designs. I have tried not to fuss too much or to reinvent what’s been done for decades but rather I have aimed to introduce a fresh perspective for S/S 2017 Lawn in terms of colours, layouts and original design. We look forward to launching this new venture with our partners at Al Zohaib, a textile house that is well respected for quality and who have a reputation for innovation. They have a fresh and forward thinking vision for lawn in the future and it fits right in with what we imagine the future of lawn to be. Together, we hope our debut S/S’17 lawn collection introduces a fun and fresh lawn perspective for women.”

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“We at Al Zohaib Textiles specialize in producing high quality lawn and have a reputation for innovation, be this within our in house collections or designer collaborations. This year we are pleased to announce our collaboration with MAHGUL; we believe in the brands distinct designer aesthetic and creativity; Mahgul’s uniqueness is the simplicity and edge in their designs; they always strike a unique chord and are never unnecessarily cluttered or overworked and that is what appeals to us, most specifically within the clutter of the lawn arena. We are excited to see the response of patrons to the collection and endeavour to present a collaboration which fuses our textile quality and strength with Mahgul’s signature aesthetic.” Said Zohaib Nagda, director at Al Zohaib Textiles.

MAHGUL Lawn for Al Zohaib Textiles will retail nationwide as unstitched three-piece outfitsin 08 May 2017 with information on pre booking to be released soon.

For more information, please visit: www.mahgulonline.com, www.facebook.com/MAHGULOfficial

This Indonesian bakery creates the worlds most elaborate wedding cakes

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When it comes to celebrations, lavish cakes are a given. While the majority of us would love to gorge on a luscious piece of cake at any point in time, the rare one percent of the non-cake loving clan would also change their minds after seeing the decadent, spectacular and jaw-dropping creations at LeNovelle Cakes – a family run bakery in Jakarta, Indonesia that specializes in epic wedding cakes. From fairy-tale castles to glazed cathedrals and pagodas up to 7 meters tall, the bakery creates impressive cakes that are as much a treat for the eyes as or the taste buds.


Founded in 1993 as a neighborhood cake business selling birthday cakes to friends and family, the now world-famous bakery has grown at an enormous rate, creating masterpieces that take up to 24 people working 12 hours a day for over a month to complete. Most of their creations measure around 7-meters-tall and can weigh dozens of pounds, often needing a truck to be carried around! The largest of their cakes, in fact needed five trucks and a total of eight man hours for transportation and assembly! Further, to make the cakes look all the more eye-catching, LeNovelle often fits them with lighting and bulbs.


However, sadly enough, these breathtaking castles are only party edible as many of the detailed elements are made from Styrofoam which is then coated with fondant icing and decorated with sugar paste flowers. Prices for LeNovelle Cake’s elaborate creations start at $5,000, but the most expensive one they’ve ever made was sold for a whopping $500,000. Fancy some castle cake?

[Via:Odditycentral]

L’Oréal Professionnel brings IT LOOKS 2017 to Lahore in collaboration with International Technical Consultant TarekRizk

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Rehmat Ajmal at IT LOOKS 2017 in Lahore 2 (Large)L’Oréal Professionnel, the Parisian house of hairdressing, brought itslook2017 (1)the global IT LOOKS for 2017 to Lahore on 19th April 2017 in collaboration with International Technical Consultant TarekRizk. The tailor made hair colors for the Spring Summer shows were Copper Foilyage and Nude Beige. Last year’s incredibly popular IT Girl and recently announced Local Spoke person for L’Oréal Professionnel Hareem Farooq walked the show sporting the Copper Foilyage along with model Rehmat Ajmal who was seen sporting the Nude Biege as the second IT Girl.

Featuring the hair looks for Spring/Summer, the idea wasto inspire salons to learn the high fashion, edgy and inspirational IT LOOKS for 2017. The event was held in Pearl Continental, Lahore.

The event was opened by Emaan Ahmad Brand Manager L’Oreal Professionnel Hair Color and TanzilaHashwani, Education Manager at L’Oreal Professionnel where she talked about the latest trends that came together to create IT LOOKS 2017. She spoke about how hair color is the new make-up and how the latest hair coloration trends are now inspired by make-up techniques like contouring, strobing amongst others. She then went to reveal the IT LOOKS 2017 with official images of HareemFarooq in Copper Foilyage and RehmatAjmal in Nude Beige followed by a short beauty film introducing IT LOOKS 2017.

TarekRizk took the stage after and went on to discuss international trends and them started a live demonstration by showing before images of models and then inviting them on stage to reveal their after looks followed by live styling and cutting before sending each model forward to walk down the ramp. The models with the same color family walked in pairs to demonstrate variations. The hair maestro styled 9 looks live on stage before inviting the IT GIRLS to the stage and styling their final looks before taking a grand final walk down the ramp with each IT GIRL on either side. Both IT GIRLS were dressed in Mango Pakistan which was the official wardrobe partner for the campaign.

The Copper Foilyage was created taking into account the fact that copper is the color of the season as spotted on the runways for Alexander Wang, Noon by Noor and Leanne Marshall. The colorists worked with a palette of red, gold and copper shades to sublime facial features and complexion. The Nude Beige has been inspired from the no make-up look trend that has taken the international fashion scene by storm as seen on ramp for designers like Dior, Chanel and Elie Saab who sent out their models in nude make up looks for a chic and natural effect.

The event was attended by multiple partnering salons like Asma T Salon, Ruby’s Splitends, Samya’s ,Amina Z. and Toni Guy amongst others. The event was also attended by social media bloggers from Lahore along with print journalists and broadcast channels.

The IT LOOKS Roadshows that kicked off in Islamabad on 17th April and continued in Lahore, will be followed by a final event in Karachi on the 24th of April 2017.

L’Oréal Professionnel’s IT LOOKS for 2017 can be achieved at selected L’Oréal Professionnel partner hair salons across the country from 25th April and onwards. For further information about the IT LOOKS and partner Salons, log on to: www.facebook.com/LOrealProfessionnelPakistan

To see the IT LOOKS reveal video of HareemFarooq and RehmatAjmal:
https://www.facebook.com/lorealprofessionnel.pk/videos/1589294701121464/

L’Oréal Professional all set to reveal IT LOOKS 2017

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L’Oréal Professional, the Parisian house of hairdressing, is all set to launch the global IT LOOKS for 2017 through a series of roadshows in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi starting 17th April 2017 in collaboration with International Technical Consultant Tarek Rizk. The tailor made hair colors for the Spring Summer shows are Copper Foliage and Nude Beige. Last year’s incredibly popular IT Girl and recently announced Local Spokeperson Hareem Farooq will be walking the shows sporting the Copper Foliage. Model Rehmat Ajmal will be seen sporting the Nude Beige as the second IT Girl.

Featuring the hair looks for Spring/Summer, the idea isto inspire salons to learn the high fashion, edgy and inspirational IT LOOKS for 2017. The IT LOOKS Roadshows will kick off in Islamabad on 17th April which will be followed by Lahore on the 19th of April and Karachi on the 24h of April 2017.

Salman Amjad, General Manager Division of Professionnel Products of L’Oréal Pakistan, said; “IT LOOKS is all about the latest looks, trends and hair styles from across the globe. Our aim is to inspire and encourage our partnering salons to recreate these looks locally. We are really excited to showcase the IT LOOKS with local IT Girls – HareemFarooq, our recently announced Local Spokesperson & fashion model RehmatAjmal.”

For 2017, the Roadshows will be conducted by TarekRizk, an International Hair Technical Consultant who is partnering with L’Oréal Professionnel Pakistan for a second time to bring the international IT LOOKS for 2017 in Pakistan. Hailing from Lebanon, Tarek is a renowned hairdresser with extensive experience of working in the beauty industry having styled various Lebanese celebrities at his salon in Beirut. An ambassador for L’Oréal in the Middle East, Tarek is also a member of Haute Coiffure Francaise in France.

The IT LOOKS for 2017 were created on a designer collaboration with Vanessa Bruno whose vision for IT LOOKS was to create looks that look so natural that they end up seamlessly enhancing the natural beauty of a client. Inspired by her vision the looks created by 2 top stylists were technical, fashionable and tailor made total looks intertwining color, cut and styling.

The Copper Foilyage was created taking into account the fact that copper is the color of the season as spotted on the runways for Alexander Wang, Noon by Noor and Leanne Marshall. The colorists worked with a palette of red, gold and copper shades to sublime facial features and complexion. It is also the era for red hair in Hollywood as seen on stars like Julianne Moore, Amy Adams and Emma Stone amongst others. The Nude Beige has been inspired from the no make-up look trend that has taken the international fashion scene by storm as seen on ramp for designers like Dior, Chanel and Elie Saab who sent out their models in nude make up looks for a chic and natural effect.Cara Delevigne andSuki Waterhouse are the best examples for making natural hair color trendy.

L’Oréal Professional’s IT LOOKS for 2017 can be achieved at selected L’Oréal Professional partner hair salons across the country from 25th April and onwards. For further information about the IT LOOKS and partner Salons, log on to: www.facebook.com/LOrealProfessionnelPakistan

To see the IT LOOKS reveal video of HareemFarooq and RehmatAjmal:
https://www.facebook.com/lorealprofessionnel.pk/videos/1589294701121464/

2018 Mercedes S-Class is here and it can almost drive itself

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The refreshed 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan has been revealed ahead of its debut at the 2017 Shanghai auto show that begins this week. The German automaker’s flagship luxury limo comes in several flavors from the base model all the way to the top-spec AMG variants and this is the first major upgrade the sixth-generation S-Class has received since its launch in 2013. The mid-cycle refresh has brought subtle changes to the external design, but the revised Mercedes-Benz S-Class has undergone a massive transformation under the skin.


The Mercedes-Benz S-Class gets redesigned front fascia and revised headlights. The V12 model’s front grille is now standard across the lineup. At the back, there is a new rear bumper and new taillights. A choice of two new 20-inch wheels complete the changes on the outside. Inside the cabin, three new upholstery choices have been added including Silk Beige/Deep-Sea Blue, Magma Grey/Espresso Brown, and Mahogany/Silk Beige. The luxury sedan’s new three-spoke steering wheel and the new generation of the automaker’s COMAND multimedia system were revealed by Mercedes ahead of the launch.


A range of new engines have been added to the line-up. Under the hood, the S450 gets a new 3.0-liter V6 that makes 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The S560, on the other hand, gets a new 4.0-liter V8 which makes 463 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque and features cylinder deactivation to improve fuel economy. The S-Class AMG twins, the S63 and S65, benefit from new engines, transmissions, and an all-wheel drive system. Both the models have been given revised brakes, fresh wheels, a new exhaust system, adaptive sports seats, and performance apps built into the infotainment system. The cars get updated suspensions, with the S65’s based on Mercedes’ Magic Body Control.


Changes to the opulent Mercedes-Maybach line are minimal except for the Maybach logo making its way to the front grille. The biggest technological upgrade comes in the form of the brand’s latest Intelligent Drive suite of active safety and driver assistance tech. The automaker says the new features bring the S-Class closer to autonomous driving. There is no information on the pricing as of yet and it is expected to be revealed closer to its on-sale date in the U.S. in late 2017.

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