Tuesday, December 23, 2008

20 Interesting Facts On Obesity

1. Child-safety seat manufacturers are starting to make bigger models after a recent study showed that over 250,000 U.S. children age 6 and under are too fat to use them.

2. According to a study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University, nearly half the 4,000 people responding to an online survey about obesity said they would give up a year of their life rather than be fat.

3. Between 15 percent and 30 percent also said they would rather walk away from their marriage, give up the possibility of having children, be depressed, or become alcoholic rather than be obese.

4. Five percent and 4 percent, respectively, said they would rather lose a limb or be blind than be overweight.

5. From 1991 to 2000, the average weight of Americans increased by 8.5 pounds.

6. In 2004, the Federal Aviation Administration increased its estimate of the weight of the average male from 170 to 184 pounds.

7. Airlines spent $275 million on 350 million additional gallons of fuel in 2000 to compensate for the additional weight of their passengers. Now we know why the peanuts are no longer free!

8. Stand by your man: More than a decade ago, Manuel Uribe, now weighing 1,200 pounds (the equivalent of five baby elephants) and bedridden for the past five years, was abandoned by his wife because she was frightened by his increasing size.

9. Virgin Atlantic paid Barbara Hewson from Wales the equivalent of US$24,100 in 2002 as compensation after she was squashed by an obese person sitting next to her on a transatlantic flight. Barbara suffered a blood clot in her chest, torn leg muscles, and acute sciatica and was bedridden for a month.

10. Duke University Medical Center found that women and men who lost 10 percent of their total body weight reported a significant improvement in their sexual quality of life.

11. Obesity ranks second among preventable causes of death. Tobacco use is number one.

12. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, of the 7.5 million veterans who receive their health benefits from the agency, more than 70 percent are overweight and 20 percent have diabetes, which may lead to blindness, amputations, and kidney and heart problems.

13. Two years ago, the Hardee’s fast-food chain introduced the 1,420-calorie 107-fat-gram “Monster Thickburger.” It contains two 1/3-pound slabs of Angus beef, four strips of bacon, three slices of cheese, and mayonnaise on a buttered sesame-seed bun.

14. Mississippi is the home of the mud pie, Cajun fried pecans, sweet potato crunch, fried shrimp, and catfish. Mississippi is also home to the country’s fattest people—more than 25 percent of adult Mississippians are obese. Coincidence?

15. Recent studies have shown that obesity can cause you to lose sleep.

16. On the other hand, a lack of sleep may result in obesity.

17. It’s a vicious cycle.

18. Never forget your past: Aborigines and the Pima indians of Arizona developed obesity, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension after transitioning to a Western lifestyle.

19. If the entire morbidly obese population of the U.S. lived in one state, it would be the 12th highest-populated state, with more people than Virginia.

20. A 2003 study reported that 21 percent of all New York City elementary students from all income levels are obese.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Angelina Jolie Before She Became Famous


More childhood picture of famous personalities

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Awesome Anagrams

This has got to be one of the cleverestE-mails I’ve received in awhile. Someone out there is deadly at Scrabble.(Wait till you see the last one)!

DORMITORY:When you rearrange the letters: DIRTY ROOM

ASTRONOMER:When you rearrange the letters:MOON STARER

PRESBYTERIAN:When you rearrange the letters:BEST IN PRAYER

DESPERATION:When you rearrange the letters:A ROPE ENDS IT

THE EYES:! When you rearrange the letters:THEY SEE

GEORGE BUSH:When you rearrange the letters:HE BUGS GORE

THE MORSE CODE :When you rearrange the letters: HERE COME DOTS

SLOT MACHINES:When you rearrange the letters: CASH LOST IN ME

ANIMOSITY:When you rearrange the letters:IS NO AMITY

ELECTION RESULTS:When you rearrange the letters: LIES - LET’S RECOUNT

SNOOZE ALARMS: When you rearrange the letters:ALAS! NO MORE Z ‘S

A DECIMAL POINT:When you rearrange the letters:IM A DOT IN PLACE

THE EARTHQUAKES:When you rearrange the letters:THAT QUEER SHAKE

ELEVEN PLUS TWO:When you rearrange the letters:TWELVE PLUS ONE

AND FOR THE GRAND FINALE:
MOTHER-IN-LAW:When you rearrange the letters: WOMAN HITLER

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ten Rules to Live By

  1. Realize your own worth. Avoid comparing yourself with others. Each of us is special, because we are different one from the other.
  2. Set your own goals based on what is important to you, not what others think is important. Only you know what is best for you.
  3. Treasure the things that are closest to your heart. Cherish them as you would your life, without them life is meaningless.
  4. Live your life one day at a time, in the present, each day to its fullest. Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future.
  5. Be relentless when you have something to offer; never give up. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
  6. Embrace risk; don’t be afraid. We learn how to be brave by taking chances.
  7. Love deeply, freely, and with all your heart. The quickest way to receive love is to give love; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; the best way to keep love is to give it wings.
  8. Live your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope; to be without hope is to be without purpose.
  9. Slow down. Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you have been, but also where you are going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savoured, each and every step of the way.
  10. Surrender to your destiny; have faith that it will unfold as it should. Choose to be happy, at peace and one with the universe.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Amazing and Powerful Thoughts to Live By

  1. You have to want it.
  2. You have to make it a priority.
  3. Eliminate old ways and create new and better ways.
  4. Start doing good things to yourself and for yourself.
  5. Plan your work.
  6. Record your progress.
  7. Share your success.
  8. Think great.
  9. Be great.
  10. There are no limits to greatness.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Talk To Your Self - The 'I' Is Important

  1. A sharp tongue can cut my own throat.
  2. If I want my dreams to come true, I mustn’t oversleep.
  3. Of all the things I wear, my expression is the most important.
  4. The best vitamin for making friends..... B1.
  5. The happiness of my life depends on the quality of my thoughts.
  6. The heaviest thing I can carry is a grudge.
  7. One thing I can give and still keep...is my word.
  8. I lie the loudest when I lie to myself.
  9. If I lack the courage to start, I have already finished.
  10. One thing I can’t recycle is wasted time.
  11. Ideas won’t work unless ‘ I ‘ do.
  12. My mind is like a parachute...it functions only when open.
  13. The 10 commandments are not a multiple choice.
  14. The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime! It is never too late to become what I might have been

‘Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle..’

Monday, December 1, 2008

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Height Of Recycling - Turning Urine Into Drinking Water

Two hundred and fifty miles above the Earth puts you a long way from the nearest kitchen tap. And at $15,000 a pint, the cost of shipping fresh water aboard the space shuttle is, well, astronomical.


So astronauts on the International Space Station have to recapture every possible drop. That includes water evaporated from showers, shaving, tooth brushing and hand washing, plus perspiration and water vapor that collects within the astronauts’ space suits. They even transfer water from the fuel cells that provide electric power to the space shuttle.

Until now, however, NASA has not attempted to tap one major potential source of water: urine. That will soon change with the deployment of the new Water Recovery System.

It was taken up on the last shuttle launch on November 14th.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Unusual Churches Around The World

The Church of Hallgrímur, Reykjavík, Iceland


The Church of Hallgrímur is very very unusual, never seen anything like that.
This Lutheran parish church is also a very tall one, reaching 74.5 metres (244 ft) height. It is the fourth tallest architectural structure in Iceland.

It took incredibly long to build it (38 years!) Construction work began in 1945 and ended in 1986. The Architect of this building is Guðjón Samúelssondesign.




Cathedral of Brasilia in Brasilia, Brazil




This is a very famous Cathedral of Brasília designed by Oscar Niemeyer. It looks really modern but somehow childish to me. These columns, having hyperbolic section and weighing 90 t, represent two hands moving upwards to heaven.

The construction was finished in 1970.




Paoay Church (St. Augustine Parish) in Philippines


Paoay Church reminds me of Aztec architecture. It looks very massive and strong. The walls of the church are 1.67 meters thick and are supported by 24 carved and massive buttresses.

Its construction started in 1704 and was completed in 1894 by the Augustinian friars led by Fr. Antonio Estavillo. It is said, that Its construction primarily was intended to withstand earthquakes. And it could test the strength of the walls very soon, because the church was damaged by an earthquake in 1706 and 1927.

The design of the church is a mixture of Gothic, Oriental and Baroque influence.

Duomo (Milan Cathedral) in Italy



Duomo looks incredibly tall and majestic. It even has an evil and scary look in this picture. After checking the Wikipedia for more info I found there were more photos of this cathedral, but they don’t look as cool as this photo here. Maybe its just an illusion made by a good photographer that this building is so amazing.

On the other hand, Mark Twain said the following of the Duomo in Milan in his work, Innocents Abroad:
"They say that the Cathedral of Milan is second only to St. Peter’s at Rome. I cannot understand how it can be second to anything made by human hands."


Church Ruins in Goreme, Turkey



The rock cut ruins of a church by persecuted Christians.
Not sure when it was built, but definitely look very ancient. How did those guys carved the inside of these rocks?

The Cappadocia valley, where this church stands, is very popular for its rocks that the people of the villages at the heart of the Cappadocia Region carved out to form houses, churches, monasteries.

There are an estimated 150 churches and several monasteries in the canyon between the villages of Ihlara and Selime.

Those rocks are volcanic deposits, so that means they are soft rocks, making it possible to carve such structures.

Green church, Buenos Aires, Argentina



Don’t have info about this church, nevertheless it’s very unusual. I have never seen a church so green, have you?


Michael: “a parish church in Buenos Aires, Argentina known as the “Huerto de Olivos”, or “Garden of Olives,” most likely a reference Gethsemane, on the Mount of Olives”

Borgund Stave Church, Lærdal, Norway



Stave churches may have been very usual all over medieval northwestern Europe but now you can only find them in Norway. Well ok, there is one one in Sweden, but nowhere else.

Borgund stave church located in Borgund, Lærdal, Norway is the best preserved of Norway’s 28 extant stave churches. This wooden church, probably built in the end of the 12th century, has not changed structure or had a major reconstruction since the date it was built.

Interesting fact: the church is also featured as a Wonder for the Viking civilization in the video game Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings.

Paraportiani Church, Mykonos, Greece


I will just cite, what the author of this picture wrote about it:

"Paraportianí Church is one of the most famous architectural structures in Greece. Its name means secondary gate, because it was built on the site of one of the gates of the Medieval stone walls. Some parts of this beautiful church date from 1425 and the rest was built during the 16th and 17th centuries. "


Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain




I have never seen anything as incredible as this building! Never been to Spain, but if I ever happen to do so, I will definitely include Sangrada Família on the must-see list. I wonder, how does it look in reality?

Sagrada Família is a very massive Roman Catholic basilica under construction in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Construction began in 1882 and continues to this day. A very famous architect Antoni Gaudí worked on the project for over 40 years, devoting the last 15 years of his life entirely to this endeavour.

In the center there is going to be a tower of Jesus Christ, surmounted by a giant cross; the tower’s total height will be 170 m (557,7ft).

There is so much info on this one, that you should check Wikipedia.

St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia



Cathedral of Saint Basil the Blessed , is a multi-tented church which stands on the Red Square in Moscow.

This church looks really cool, because It has very unusual onion domes which look playful and colorful. Sometimes people even say, that they remind them of lollypops.

The cathedral was built in 1555 -1561 by Ivan IV (a.k.a Ivan the Terrible) to celebrate the capture of the Khanate of Kazan.

A legend says that Ivan had the architect, Postnik Yakovlev, blinded to prevent him from building a more magnificent building for anyone else. In fact, Postnik Yakovlev built a number of churches after Saint Basil’s.

More info: Saint Basil’s Cathedral

Basilica de Higuey, Dominican Republic



Basilica de Higuey is located in the city of Higuey, Dominican Republic. Its unusual look reminds me of a basket.

The church is one of the most respected monuments of the Dominican Republic. The basilica was inaugurated on January 21, 1971, and was built by French architects.

Grace Fellowship Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD, USA




This strange building is actually a church. Once it was famous for being "Detroit’s most beautiful Chinese-American restaurant". Later it closed down and became the Omega Baptist Church and then the Grace Fellowship Baptist Church. Located at 265 Baltimore, MD, USA.
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Las Lajas Cathedral in Columbia





Las Lajas Cathedral looks unusual to me because one side of it seems to be a part of a bridge across the river and the other side rests on the hill. The overall look is really fascinating.

Built in 1916 inside the canyon of the Guaitara river where, according to local legend, the Virgin Mary appeared.

You can find this church in southern Colombian Department of Nariño, municipality of Ipiales, near the border with Ecuador.

Jubilee Church in Rome, Italy



Jubilee Church has very distinctive curved walls which look like sails to me. Designed in 1996 by architect Richard Meier, the church has curved walls which serve the engineering purpose of minimizing thermal peak loads in the interior space.

The walls are made from a special cement, which contain titanium dioxide, so it destroys air pollution.

According to Borgarello "When the titanium dioxide absorbs ultraviolet light, it becomes powerfully reactive, breaking down pollutants that come in contact with the concrete."


St Joseph Ukrainian Catholic Church in Chicago, IL, USA



Maybe I’ll better don’t tell what those domes remind me (haha). Very very unusual looking building I must say. Its massiveness and gray color looks like Soviet architecture. I was amazed when I read that it was actually in USA and not somewhere In Soviet Union.

St. Joseph Ukrainian Catholic church is a is most known for its ultra-modern thirteen gold domed roof symbolizing the twelve apostles and Jesus Christ as the largest center dome.


It is celebrating its 52 years, so it was built in 1956 (if my calculations are right).


Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France




Someone told that the roof of this building looks like Elvis’ hair.

Informally known as Ronchamp, the chapel of Notre Dame du Haut was completed in 1954 and is considered one of the finest examples of architecture by the late French/Swiss architect Le Corbusier.

Most interesting fact to me is that, when it rains, water pours off the slanted roof onto a fountain, creating a dramatic waterfall.


Odd Church in Huntington Beach, CA, USA



Don’t have info on that one, only this photo and the location: Huntington Beach, CA, USA.

As far as I understand it must be sponsored by Shell, because it has a huge SHELL logo on it (this statement can be absolutely different from the reality). Looks terrible overall.



Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro looks like a Pyramid of Egypt or Aztecs.

It was built between 1964 and 1979. Conical in form it has internal diameter of 96 metres (315 ft) and an overall height of 75 metres (246 ft). The church has a standing-room capacity of 20,000 people.

Four rectilinear stained glass windows soar 64 metres (210 ft) from floor to ceiling.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Advice From Old People

From a collection of advice from old people….

  • People in power only hold that power because you allow them to. If they abuse that power, you can take it away from them. This applies to relationships, employers, landlords, councils and the Government.
  • When you think “I’ll just have one more drink” - don’t have it.
  • If there is something in your life you love doing - try to find a job where they will pay you to do it.
  • “It’s easier to get a girlfriend when you already have a girlfriend”
  • “Don’t be surprised when people are not pleased for your success and are happy when you fail”
  • “Remember to fuck around a lot, when I was growing up we weren’t allowed to” (Granny – aged 89). She’s also advised me never to do cocaine, and also that marijuana brownies are great.
  • My great uncle also once told me to never try shitting in a wicker waste paper bin.
  • “Never look at your mom when she’s eating a banana.”
  • “Son, now you are married, you must learn this important lesson on dealing with a Wife.. if you are going out for a night on the ale, tell her you are coming home an hour or two later than you actually intend to.. that way, when you arrive home ‘early’ she’ll be delighted that you’ve cut short your night out to be with her”
  • “Never chase after a bus or a girl - another one’ll come along soon enough!”
  • No one wins in a fight. If you hit him 20 times and he hits you once it still fucking hurts.
  • Always kick a man when he is down because you probably won’t have the balls to hit him if he gets back up.
  • Genuine good advice from my Grand dad - ‘Don’t listen to your mother, she never has known what she’s talking about’
  • Never trust a man whose tie is lighter than his shirt.
  • My nan tells me spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down… I’m a fucking diabetic.
  • “Life is like riding a bike. If you look down or look back, you’ll fall off. The only way to get where you want to go is to look forward.”
  • The best advice I ever received was written on the side of a box of matches, it said “Keep dry and away from children”
  • Never trust a man with a beard, he’s hiding something.
  • “If you take longer strides when you’re walking, your shoes will last longer”.
  • Never sleep with a woman who’s problems are worse than your own.
  • “Never skimp on spending money on a good pair of shoes and a decent bed. If you’re not in one, you’re in the other”.
  • “Never get separated from your lunch”
  • “life is like a shit sandwich, the more bread you got the better it tastes”
  • “always leave a party while you’re still having fun, you’re a young lad now but later you’ll understand, never forget”
  • Women are like cowpats, the older they are, the easier they are to pick up…
  • “He who is scared and runs away, lives to run another day!”
  • “Never trust a dog with a curly tail”
  • Always take a dump when you’re at work, you’re getting paid for it
  • Don’t eat gravy and ice-cream at the same time.

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Most Bizarre Suicide

At the 1994 annual awards dinner given by the American Association for Forensic Sciences, AAFS President Don Harper Mills astounded his audience in San Diego with the legal complications of a bizarre death. Here is the story...

On March 23 the medical examiner viewed the body of Ronald Opus and concluded that he died from a gunshot wound of the head caused by a shotgun. Investigation to that point had revealed that the decedent had jumped from the top of a ten story building with the intent to commit suicide. (He left a note indicating his despondency.) As he passed the 9th floor on the way down, his life was interrupted by a shotgun blast through a window, killing him instantly. Neither the shooter nor the decedent was aware that a safety net had been erected at the 8th floor level to protect some window washers, and that the decedent would not have been able to complete his intent to commit suicide because of this...

Ordinarily a person who starts into motion the events with a suicide intent ultimately commits suicide even though the mechanism might be not what he intended. That he was shot on the way to certain death nine stories below probably would not change his mode of death from suicide to homicide, but the fact that his suicide intent would not have been achieved under any circumstance caused the medical examiner to feel that he had homicide on his hands...

Further investigation led to the discovery that the room on the 9th floor from whence the shotgun blast emanated was occupied by an elderly man and his wife. He was threatening her with the shotgun because of an interspousal spat and became so upset that he could not hold the shotgun straight. Therefore, when he pulled the trigger, he completely missed his wife, and the pellets went through the window, striking the decedent.

When one intends to kill subject A, but kills subject B in the attempt, one is guilty of the murder of subject B. The old man was confronted with this conclusion, but both he and his wife were adamant in stating that neither knew that the shotgun was loaded. It was the longtime habit of the old man to threaten his wife with an unloaded shotgun. He had no intent to murder her; therefore, the killing of the decedent appeared then to be accident. That is, the gun had been accidentally loaded...

But further investigation turned up a witness that their son was seen loading the shotgun approximately six weeks prior to the fatal accident. That investigation showed that the mother (the old lady) had cut off her son's financial support, and her son, knowing the propensity of his father to use the shotgun threateningly, loaded the gun with the expectation that the father would shoot his mother. The case now becomes one of murder on the part of the son for the death of Ronald Opus...

Further investigation revealed that the son became increasingly despondent over the failure of his attempt to get his mother murdered. This led him to jump off the ten story building on March 23, only to be killed by a shotgun blast through a 9th story window.

The medical examiner closed the case as a suicide.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Air Traffic Worldwide

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Amazing 3D Picture On Sidewalk






Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Religious Logic


With so much advancement in science it is almost impossible to prove existence of god.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Funny Thoughts On Life

  1. A penny saved is a government oversight.
  2. The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
  3. The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.
  4. The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.
  5. He who hesitates is probably right.
  6. Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are ‘ XL.’
  7. If you think there is good in everybody, you haven’t met everybody.
  8. If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.
  9. The sole purpose of a child’s middle name is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble.
  10. There’s always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don’t hurt.
  11. Did you ever notice: When you put the 2 words ‘The’ and ‘IRS’ together it spells ‘Theirs.’
  12. Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
  13. The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
  14. Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know ‘why’ I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way and some of the roads weren’t paved.
  15. When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.
  16. You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
  17. One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.
  18. Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
  19. First you forget names, then you forget faces. Then you forget to pull up your zipper. It’s worse when you forget to pull it down.
  20. Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today, it’s called golf…

Sunday, November 9, 2008

How Internet Content Spreads


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Friday, November 7, 2008

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