Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Principles Of Life

  • Winning isn't everything but wanting to win is.
  • You would achieve more, if you don't mind who gets the credit.
  • When everything else is lost, the future still remains.
  • Don't fight too much or the enemy will know your art of war.
  • The only job you start at the top is when you dig a grave.
  • If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for everything.
  • If you do little things well, you'll do big ones better.
  • Only thing that comes to you without effort is old age.
  • You won't get a second chance to make a first impression.
  • Only those who do nothing do not make mistakes.
  • Never take a problem to your boss unless you have a solution.
  • If you are not failing, you're not taking enough risks.
  • Don't try to get rid of your bad temper by losing it.
  • If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
  • Those who don't make mistakes usually don't make anything.
  • There are two kinds of failures: Those who think and never do, and those who do and never think.
  • Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
  • All progress has resulted from unpopular decisions.
  • Change your thoughts and you change your world.
  • Understanding proves intelligence, not the speed of the learning.
  • There are two kinds of fools in this world.: Those who give advice and those who don't take it.
  • The best way to kill an idea is to take it to a meeting.
  • Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.
  • Friendship founded on business is always better than business founded on friendship.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Words To Live By

  1. Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.
  2. Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
  3. Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
  4. Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.
  5. Eat a live toad in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of the day.
  6. If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
  7. If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
  8. It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
  9. Never buy a car you can't push.
  10. Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you don't have a leg to stand on.
  11. Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
  12. The early worm gets eaten by the bird, so sleep late.
  13. The Second mouse gets the cheese
  14. When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
  15. Birthdays are good for you, the more you have, the longer you live.
  16. You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
  17. Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.
  18. Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
  19. We could learn a lot from crayons, some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors but they all have to learn to live in the same box.
  20. A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
  21. Happiness comes through doors you didn't even know you left open.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

A message every adult should read because children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.

  1. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.
  2. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.
  3. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life.
  4. When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.
  5. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.
  6. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.
  7. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't feel good, and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.
  8. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.
  9. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.
  10. When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.
  11. When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and wanted to say,'Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.'

Sunday, September 27, 2009

How To Handle Telemarketers & Junk Mails

(1)The three little words are: ‘Hold On, Please...’

Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that boiler room sales would grind to a halt.

Then when you eventually hear the phone company’s ‘beep-beep-beep’ tone, you know it’s time to go back and hang up your handset, which has efficiently completed its task.

These three little words will help eliminate telephone soliciting.

(2) Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on the other end?

This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and records the time of day when a person answers the phone.

This technique is used to determine the best time of day for a ‘real’ sales person to call back and get someone at home.

What you can do after answering, if you notice there is no one there, is to immediately start hitting your # button on the phone, 6 or 7 times, as quickly as possible This confuses the machine that dialed the call and it kicks your number out of their system. Gosh, what a shame not to have your name in their system any longer !!!

(3) Junk Mail Help:

When you get ‘ads’ enclosed with your phone or utility bill, return these ‘ads’ with your payment. Let the sending companies throw their own junk mail away.

When you get those ‘pre-approved’ letters in the mail for everything from credit cards to 2nd mortgages and similar type junk, do not throw away the return envelope.

Most of these come with postage-paid return envelopes, right? It costs them more than the regular 41 cents postage ‘IF’ and when they receive them back.

It costs them nothing if you throw them away! The postage was 39 cents before the last increase and it is according to the weight. In that case, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in these cool little, postage-paid return envelopes.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Interesting Traditions

Q: Why are many coin banks shaped like pigs?

A: Long ago, dishes and cookware in Europe were made of a dense orange clay called ‘pygg’. When people saved coins in jars made of this clay, the jars became known as ‘pygg banks.’ When an English potter misunderstood the word, he made a bank that resembled a pig. And it caught on.



Q: Did you ever wonder why dimes, quarters and half dollars have notches, while pennies and nickels do not?

A: The US Mint began putting notches on the edges of coins containing gold and silver to discourage holders from shaving off small quantities of the precious metals. Dimes, quarters and half dollars are notched because they used to contain silver. Pennies and nickels aren’t notched because the metals they contain are not valuable enough to shave..


Q: Why do men’s clothes have buttons on the right while women’s clothes have buttons on the left?

A: When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. Because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maid’s right.! Since most people are right-handed, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left. And that’s where women’s buttons have remained since.


Q. Why do X’s at the end of a letter signify kisses?

A: In the Middle Ages, when many people were unable to read or write, documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfill obligations specified in the document. The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous.


Q: Why is shifting responsibility to someone else called ‘passing the buck’?

A: In card games, it was once customary to pass an item, called a buck, from player to player to indicate whose turn it was to deal. If a player did not wish to assume the responsibility, he would ‘pass the buck’ to the next player.


Q: Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast?
A: It used to be common for someone to try to kill an enemy by offering him a poisoned drink. To prove to a guest that a drink was safe, it became customary for a guest to pour a small amount of his drink into the glass of the host. Both men would drink it simultaneously. When a guest trusted his host, he would then just touch or clink the host’s glass with his own.


Q: Why are people in the public eye said to be ‘in the limelight’?
A: Invented in 1825, limelight was used in lighthouses and stage lighting by burning a cylinder of lime which produced a brilliant light. In the theatre, performers on stage ‘in the limelight’ were seen by the audience to be the center of attention.


Q: Why do ships and aircraft in trouble use ‘mayday’as their call for help?

A: This comes from the French word m’aidez -meaning ‘help me’ -- and is pronounced ’mayday.’


Q: Why is someone who is feeling great ‘on cloud nine’?

A: Types of clouds are numbered according to the altitudes they attain, with nine being the highest cloud. If someone is said to be on cloud nine, that person is floating well above worldly cares.


Q: Why are zero scores in tennis called ‘love’?

A: In France , where tennis first became popular, a big, round zero on the scoreboard looked like an egg and was called ‘l’oeuf,’ which is French for ‘egg.’ When tennis was introduced in the US, Americans pronounced it ‘love.’


Q: In golf, where did the term ‘Caddie’ come from?

A. When Mary, later Queen of Scots, went to France as a young girl (for education & survival), Louis, King of France, learned that she loved the Scot game ‘golf.’ So he had the first golf course outside of Scotland built for her enjoyment. To make sure she was properly chaperoned (and guarded) while she played, Louis hired cadets from a military school to accompany her. Mary liked this a lot and when she returned to Scotland (not a very good idea in the long run), she took the practice with her. In French, the word cadet is pronounced ‘ca-day’ and the Scots changed it into ‘caddie.’

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Chinese farmer grows baby-shaped pears

A Chinese farmer is cashing in after managing to grow pears in the shape of babies.

Gao Xianzhang, of Hexia village in northern China's Hebei province, puts moulds on the fruit growing on the tree. And he says that after six years he has perfected his technique.



This year, he harvested more than 10,000 baby-shaped pears and sold them for the equivalent of £5 each.

Gao said: "I noticed people were selling shaped water melons for a good price, so I thought of doing something similar with my pears.



"It was more difficult than I expected. You have to test when the best time is to put the moulds on the pears is, and when to take them off again.

"If you leave the moulds on for too long, the pears start to rot inside. But I managed to work out the best way through trial and error."

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Two Moons On 27th August

27th Aug the Whole World is waiting for.............

Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August. It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will cultivate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles off earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons.

The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.

Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Some Misnomers

A misnomer is a term which suggests an interpretation that is known to be untrue. Here are a few examples:

* An inchworm is neither an inch long, nor a worm.

* Greenland is icy and Iceland is greener)

* Panama hats are not made in Panama, but Ecuador

* The “lead” in pencils is made of graphite and clay, not lead

* Northwestern University is in northeastern Illinois, a midwestern state.

* “Tin foil” is almost always actually aluminum.

* Catgut is made from sheep intestines.

* The Hundred Years’ War did not last for 100 years but 116.

* Head cheese is actually a meat product.

* “Horny toads” or “horned frogs” are actually lizards.

* Though a starfish is star-shaped, as the name suggests, it is not a fish.

* An inchworm is neither an inch long, nor a worm.

* The titmouse is a bird, not a mouse.

* Jellyfish are not fish.

* The Washington Redskins play in Landover, Maryland.

* The New York Jets and New York Giants play in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

* Scotland Yard is located in England.

* The “funny bone” is not a bone — the phrase instead refers to the ulnar nerve.

* During its peak, rush hour often lasts more than an hour, with very little, if any, movement.

* A parkway is a type of street or road where parking is generally prohibited.

* A residential driveway is intended for parking.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

This Is One Of The Kindest Things You May Ever See..

It is not known who replied, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office of the US postal service.

Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey.. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so she dictated these words:

Dear God,
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.
I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her You will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.
Love, Meredith

We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.

Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, ‘ To Meredith ‘ in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, ‘ When a Pet Dies.. ‘ Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey and this note:

Dear Meredith,
Abbey arrived safely in heaven.
Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away.
Abbey isn ‘ t sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don ‘ t need our bodies in heaven, I don ‘ t have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by..
Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.
I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much.
By the way, I ‘ m easy to find, I am wherever there is love.

Love,
God

Friday, August 14, 2009

Bizarre Death Scenario

The following story is not an actual case, but the scenario will make you think about the difficulty of assigning guilt by motive.

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

“On 23 March 1994, the medical examiner viewed the body of Ronald Opus and concluded that he died from a shotgun wound of the head. The decedent had jumped from the top of a ten-story building intending to commit suicide (he left a note indicating his despondency). As he fell past the ninth floor, his life was interrupted by a shotgun blast through a window, which killed him instantly. Neither the shooter nor the decedent was aware that a safety net had been erected at the eighth floor level to protect some window washers and that Opus would not have been able to complete his suicide anyway because of this.”

“Ordinarily,” Dr. Mills continued, “a person who sets out to commit suicide ultimately succeeds, even though the mechanism might not be what he intended. That Opus was shot on the way to certain death nine stories below probably would not have changed his mode of death from suicide to homicide. But the fact that his suicidal intent would not have been successful caused the medical examiner to feel that he had homicide on his hands.

“The room on the ninth floor whence the shotgun blast emanated was occupied by an elderly man and his wife. They were arguing and he was threatening her with the shotgun. He was so upset that, when he pulled the trigger, he completely missed his wife and the pellets went through the window, striking Opus.

“When one intends to kill subject A but kills subject B in the attempt, one is guilty of the murder of subject B. When confronted with this charge, the old man and his wife were both adamant that neither knew that the shotgun was loaded. The old man said it was his long-standing habit to threaten his wife with the unloaded shotgun. He had no intention to murder her - therefore, the killing of Opus appeared to be an accident. That is, the gun had been accidentally loaded.

“The continuing investigation turned up a witness who saw the old couple’s son loading the shotgun approximately six weeks prior to the fatal incident. It transpired that the old lady had cut off her son’s financial support and the son, knowing the propensity of his father to use the shotgun threateningly, loaded the gun with the expectation that his father would shoot his mother. The case now becomes one of murder on the part of the son for the death of Ronald Opus.”

There was an exquisite twist. “Further investigation revealed that the son had become increasingly despondent over the failure of his attempt to engineer his mother’s murder. This led him to jump off the ten-story building on March 23, only to be killed by a shotgun blast through a ninth story window.

“The medical examiner closed the case as a suicide.”

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Great Truths About Growing Old

  1. Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
  2. Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
  3. When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you’re down there.
  4. You’re getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
  5. It’s frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
  6. Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician
  7. Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Great Truths That Adults Have Learned

  1. Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree..
  2. Wrinkles don’t hurt.
  3. Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with a few nuts
  4. Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground..
  5. Laughing is good exercise. It’s like jogging on the inside.
  6. Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Life Is For Living : Live It

  1. Never be awful to anyone, that person you were awful to may teach you the most.
  2. Always remember...you are a somebody, God didn't take the time to create a nobody.
  3. Always smile, you never know whose day you might be making.
  4. Never 'forget' to say hi to anyone, never miss the chance to laugh or smile, never get too caught up in yourself that you forget to help others.
  5. Never forget that you aren't the only one with problems, and most of all...never forget that when you feel like you only have one friend, that friend will remind you of all the others.
  6. If you forget about all the bad things in life, the good will take over.
  7. If fear is staring you in the face, close your eyes so you don't have to look at it.
  8. Be yourself, you can't be anyone else...The best you can be is you!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

World’s Only Bald Gorilla


A gorilla in Congo has attracted attention from around the globe as the only primate of his kind to have no hair on his head. But Kadogo is not aging, or even old before his time. In fact, the Silverback has been hairless on his crown since his birth in 2000. Rangers at the Virunga National Park where he lives are unable to explain the reason for the nine-year-old’s bald patch, but say he has earned a celebrity status among visitors.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

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Monday, July 13, 2009

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Albert Einstein's View On Problem Solving

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Psycho Test

Read this question, come up with an answer and then scroll down to the bottom for the result. This is not a trick question. It is as it reads. No one I know has gotten it right, including me .


A woman , while at the funeral of her own mother, meets a guy whom she did not know. She thought this guy was simply ' amazing' , very much of her dream guy, she believed him to be just that! She fell in love with him right there, but never asked for his number and could not find him.

.........A few days later she killed her FIRST sister.
Question: What is her motive in killing her sister?

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Answer: She was hoping that the guy would appear at the funeral again.

If you answered this correctly , you think like a psychopath . This
was a test by a famous American Psychologist used to test if one has
the same mentality as a killer. Many arrested serial killers took part
in the test and answered the question correctly. If you didn't answer
the question correctly, good for you.

Monday, July 6, 2009

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