Friday, September 13, 2013

Human Behaviour


Saturday, August 31, 2013

Alarms : Before Invention Of Clocks


Truly Genus ....

Friday, August 30, 2013

Marie Curie's Notebooks Are Still Radioactive



Thursday, August 29, 2013

Teach Your Child Well

We have technology for a reason, but we also have nature for a reason.
Both can help each other. Teach them that, and may be they won't use one to ignore the other.


Monday, August 26, 2013

Famous Quotes

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. -Abba Eban

How many legs does a dog have - if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg. -Abraham Lincoln

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. -Albert Einstein

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. -Ellen Parr

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege. -Unknown

When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it’s only a minute. But when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it’s two hours. That’s relativity. -Albert Einstein

It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them. -Alfred Adler

Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. -Ambrose Bierce

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. -Barry LePatner

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone? -Bertolt Brecht

Some people make things happen, some people watch things happen, and some ask what happened. -Casey Stengel

If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to be a horrible warning. -Catherine Aird

A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it. -Albert Einstein

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. -Charles Wadsworth

One dog barks at something. And a hundred dogs bark at the sound. -Chinese Proverb

A committee can make a decision that is dumber than any of its members. -David Cobitz

The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it. -Dudley Moore

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. -Franklin P. Jones

Are people more violently opposed to fur rather than leather because its much easier to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs? -George Carlin

My Grandmother is over eighty and still doesn’t need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle. -Henny Youngman

No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other. -Jascha Heifetz

If it weren’t for my lawyer, I’d still be in prison. It went a lot faster with two people digging. -Joe Martin

The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable. -John Kenneth Galbraith

What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. -Lily Tomlin

If everything’s under control, you’re going too slow. -Mario Andretti

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. -Mark Twain

I’ve gone into hundreds of [fortune-teller's parlors], and have been told thousands of things, but nobody ever told me I was a policewoman getting ready to arrest her. -New York City detective

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. -Oscar Wilde

O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet. -Saint Augustine

Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped. -Sam Levenson

I have such a high regard for the truth that I use it sparingly. -Timothy Connor

Tell a man there are 300 Billion stars in the universe and he’ll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he’ll have to touch to be sure. -Unknown Author

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. -William Blake

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill

Never believe anything until it has been officially denied. -Claud Cockburn

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. -Albert Einstein

If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake. -Frank Wilczek

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. -John Wooden

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Dream Big


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Never Complain


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Carrot, Egg Or Coffee

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as when one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see." ?
"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg. Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked, "What does it mean, mother?" Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently.

The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.

The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened.

However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water."Which are you?" she asked her daughter. When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond?

Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean ?"

Think about it: Which am I like ? the coffee bean?

The coffee bean actually changes the boiling water with its rich aroma, when the water gets hot, coffee releases its fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, with your positive strength you can change the situation around you. When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest do you elevate yourself to another level

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Shanghai’s Transformation In Last 26 Years

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Life's Passbook

All married couples must read it

It's a lovely story read it carefully.. One of the lesson about life that one should not miss..

Monica married Hitesh this day. At the end of the wedding party, Monica's mother gave her a newly opened bank saving passbook with Rs.1000 deposit amount.

Mother: 'Monica, take this passbook. Keep it as a record of your marriage life.

When there's something happy and memorable happened in your new life, put some money in. Write down what it's about next to the line.

The more memorable the event is, the more money you can put in. I've done the first one for you today. Do the others with Hitesh. When you look back after years, you can know how much happiness you've had.'

Monica shared this with Hitesh when getting home. They both thought it was a great idea and were anxious to know when the second deposit can be made.

This was what they did after certain time:

- 7 Feb: Rs.1000, first birthday celebration for Hitesh after marriage

- 1 Mar: Rs.1000, salary raise for Monica

- 20 Mar: Rs.2000, vacation trip to Bali

- 15 Apr: Rs.3000, Monica got pregnant

- 1 Jun: Rs.2000, Hitesh got promoted

..and so on..

However, after years, they started fighting and arguing for trivial things. They didn't talk much. They regretted that they had married the most nasty people in the world.... no more love...Kind of typical nowadays, huh?

One day Monica talked to her Mother:-'Mom, we can't stand it anymore. We agree to divorce. I can't imagine how I decided to marry this guy!!!'

Mother: 'Sure, girl, that's no big deal. Just do whatever you want if you really can't stand it. But before that, do one thing first. Remember the saving passbook I gave you on your wedding day? Take out all money & spend it first. You shouldn't keep any record of such a poor marriage.'

Monica thought it was true. So she went to the bank, waiting at the queue and planning to cancel the account.

While she was waiting, she took a look at the passbook record. She looked, and looked, and looked. Then the memory of all the previous joy and happiness just came up her mind. Her eyes were then filled with tears.

She left and went home.

When she was home, she handed the passbook to Hitesh, asked him to spend the money before getting divorce.

The next day, Hitesh gave the passbook back to Monica. She found a new deposit of Rs.5000. And a line next to the record: 'This is the day I notice how much I've loved you thru out all these years. How much happiness you've brought me.'

They hugged and cried, putting the passbook back to the safe.

Do you know how much . they had saved when they retired? I did not ask. I believe the money did not matter any more after they had gone thru all the good years in their life.

"When you fall, in any way, Don't see the place where you fell, Instead see the place from where you slipped.

Life is about correcting mistakes."

I think this is applicable in all relationship

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Eveything Falls Down To "Time-Money-Energy"



Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Take Care Of Your Heart

Conversation with Dr. Devi Shetty, Narayana Hrudayalaya (Heart Specialist) Bangalore
 
Ques: What are the thumb rules for a layman to take care of his heart?
Ans:
    1. Diet - Less of carbohydrate, more of protein, less oil
    2. Exercise - Half an hour's walk, at least five days a week; avoid lifts and avoid sitting for a longtime
    3. Quit smoking
    4. Control weight
    5. Control BP - Blood pressure and Sugar

Ques: Is eating non-veg food (fish) good for the heart?
Ans: No

Ques: It's still a grave shock to hear that some apparently healthy person
gets a cardiac arrest. How do we understand it in perspective?
Ans: This is called silent attack; that is why we recommend everyone past the age of 30 to undergo routine health checkups.

Ques: Are heart diseases hereditary?
Ans: Yes

Ques: What are the ways in which the heart is stressed? What practices do you suggest to de-stress?
Ans: Change your attitude towards life. Do not look for perfection in everything in life.

Ques: Is walking better than jogging or is more intensive exercise required to keep a healthy heart?
Ans: Walking is better than jogging, since jogging leads to early fatigue and injury to joints

Ques: You have done so much for the poor and needy. What has inspired you to do so?
Ans: Mother Theresa, who was my patient.

Ques: Can people with low blood pressure suffer heart diseases?
Ans: Extremely rare.

Ques: Does cholesterol accumulates right from an early age (I'm currently only 22) or do you have to worry about it only after you are above 30 years of age?
Ans: Cholesterol accumulates from childhood.

Ques: How do irregular eating habits affect the heart ?
Ans: You tend to eat junk food when the habits are irregular and your body's enzyme release for digestion gets confused.

Ques: How can I control cholesterol content without using medicines?
Ans: Control diet, walk and eat walnut.

Ques: Which is the best and worst food for the heart?
Ans: Fruits and vegetables are the best and oil is the worst.

Ques: Which oil is better - groundnut, sunflower, olive?
Ans: All oils are bad.

Ques: What is the routine checkup one should go through? Is there any specific test?
Ans: Routine blood test to ensure sugar, cholesterol is ok. Check BP, Treadmill test after an echo.

Ques: What are the first aid steps to be taken on a heart attack?
Ans: Help the person into a sleeping position, place an aspirin tablet under the tongue with a sorbitrate tablet if available, and rush him to a coronary care unit, since the maximum casualty takes place within the first hour.

Ques: How do you differentiate between pain caused by a heart attack and that caused due to gastric trouble?
Ans: Extremely difficult without ECG.

Ques: What is the main cause of a steep increase in heart problems amongst youngsters? I see people of about 30-40 yrs of age having heart attacks and serious heart problems.
Ans: Increased awareness has increased incidents. Also, sedentary lifestyles, smoking, junk food, lack of exercise in a country where people are genetically three times more vulnerable for heart attacks than Europeans and Americans.

Ques: Is it possible for a person to have BP outside the normal range of 120/80 and yet be perfectly healthy?
Ans: Yes.

Ques: Marriages within close relatives can lead to heart problems for the child. Is it true?
Ans: Yes, co-sanguinity leads to congenital abnormalities and you may NOT have a software engineer as a child

Ques: Many of us have an irregular daily routine and many a times we have to stay late nights in office. Does this affect our heart? What precautions would you recommend?
Ans: When you are young, nature protects you against all these irregularities. However, as you grow older, respect the biological clock.

Ques: Will taking anti-hypertensive drugs cause some other complications (short/long term)?
Ans: Yes, most drugs have some side effects. However, modern anti-hypertensive drugs are extremely safe.

Ques: Will consuming more coffee/tea lead to heart attacks?
Ans: No.

Ques: Are asthma patients more prone to heart disease?
Ans: No.

Ques: How would you define junk food?
Ans: Fried food like Kentucky , McDonalds , Samosas, and even Masala Dosas.

Ques: You mentioned that Indians are three times more vulnerable. What is the reason for this, as Europeans and Americans also eat a lot of junk food?
Ans: Every race is vulnerable to some disease and unfortunately, Indians are vulnerable for the most expensive disease.

Ques: Does consuming bananas help reduce hypertension?
Ans: No.

Ques: Can a person help himself during a heart attack (Because we see a lot of forwarded e-mails on this)?
Ans: Yes. Lie down comfortably and put an aspirin tablet of any description under the tongue and ask someone to take you to the nearest coronary care unit without any delay and do not wait for the ambulance since most of the time, the ambulance does not turn up.

Ques: Do, in any way, low white blood cells and low hemoglobin count lead to heart problems?
Ans: No. But it is ideal to have normal hemoglobin level to increase your exercise capacity.

Ques: Sometimes, due to the hectic schedule we are not able to exercise. So, does walking while doing daily chores at home or climbing the stairs in the house, work as a substitute for exercise?
Ans: Certainly. Avoid sitting continuously for more than half an hour and even the act of getting out of the chair and going to another chair and sitting helps a lot.

Ques: Is there a relation between heart problems and blood sugar?
Ans: Yes. A strong relationship since diabetics are more vulnerable to heart attacks than non-diabetics.

Ques: What are the things one needs to take care of after a heart operation?
Ans: Diet, exercise, drugs on time , Control cholesterol, BP, weight.

Ques: Are people working on night shifts more vulnerable to heart disease when compared to day shift workers?
Ans: No.

Ques: What are the modern anti-hypertensive drugs?
Ans: There are hundreds of drugs and your doctor will chose the right combination for your problem, but my suggestion is to avoid the drugs and go for natural ways of controlling blood pressure by walk, diet to reduce weight and changing attitudes towards lifestyles.

Ques: Does dispirin or similar headache pills increase the risk of heart attacks?
Ans: No.

Ques: Why is the rate of heart attacks more in men than in women?
Ans: Nature protects women till the age of 45. (Present Global census show that the Percentage of heart disease in women has increased than in men )

Ques: How can one keep the heart in a good condition?
Ans: Eat a healthy diet, avoid junk food, exercise everyday, do not smoke and, go for health checkups if you are past the age of 30 ( once in six months recommended) ....

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Flying Like Eagle


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fun Facts to Know







Monday, March 25, 2013

Is It?


Friday, March 22, 2013

Amazing Fact To Know


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

101 Dalmatians


Monday, March 18, 2013

Upset ANd Red???


Friday, March 15, 2013

Go Hang yourself


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

"Honey Honey"


Monday, March 11, 2013

Please note that some of the 'facts' below have been proven false myths.


  1. It is impossible to lick your elbow
  2. A crocodile can't stick it's tongue out.
  3. A shrimp's heart is in it's head.
  4. People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze,your heart stops for a mili-second.
  5. In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.
  6. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  7. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  8. More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
  9. Rats and horses can't vomit.
  10. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.
  11. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
  12. If you keep your eyes open by force when you sneeze, you might pop an eyeball out.
  13. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
  14. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  15. In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
  16. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  17. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  18. A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
  19. 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
  20. In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.
  21. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  22. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
  23. Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
  24. A crocodile can't move its tongue and cannot chew. Its digestive juices are so strong that it can digest a steel nail.
  25. Money notes are not made from paper, they are made mostly from a special blend of cotton and linen. In 1932, when a shortage of cash occurred in Tenino, Washington, USA, notes were made out of wood for a brief period.
  26. The Grammy Awards were introduced to counter the threat of rock music. In the late 1950s, a group of record executives were alarmed by the explosive success of rock ‘n roll, considering it a threat to "quality" music.
  27. Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water. The tea bag was introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan of New York.
  28. Over the last 150 years the average height of people in industrialised nations has increased 10 cm (about 4 inches). In the 19th century, American men were the tallest in the world, averaging 1,71m (5'6"). Today, the average height for American men is 1,75m (5'7"), compared to 1,77 (5'8") for Swedes, and 1,78 (5'8.5") for the Dutch. The tallest nation in the world is the Watusis of Burundi.
  29. In 1955 the richest woman in the world was Mrs Hetty Green Wilks, who left an estate of $95 million in a will that was found in a tin box with four pieces of soap. Queen Elizabeth of Britain and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands count under the 10 wealthiest women in the world.
  30. Joseph Niepce developed the world's first photographic image in 1827. Thomas Edison and W K L Dickson introduced the film camera in 1894. But the first projection of an image on a screen was made by a German priest. In 1646, Athanasius Kircher used a candle or oil lamp to project hand-painted images onto a white screen.
  31. In 1935 a writer named Dudley Nichols refused to accept the Oscar for his movie The Informer because the Writers Guild was on strike against the movie studios. In 1970 George C. Scott refused the Best Actor Oscar for Patton. In 1972 Marlon Brando refused the Oscar for his role in The Godfather.
  32. The system of democracy was introduced 2 500 years ago in Athens, Greece. The oldest existing governing body operates in Althing in Iceland. It was established in 930 AD.
  33. A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.
    If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you'll feel thirsty.
    If it's reduced by 10%, you'll die.
  34. According to a study by the Economic Research Service, 27% of all food production in Western nations ends up in garbage cans. Yet, 1,2 billion people are underfed - the same number of people who are overweight.
  35. Camels are called "ships of the desert" because of the way they move, not because of their transport capabilities. A Dromedary camel has one hump and a Bactrian camel two humps. The humps are used as fat storage. Thus, an undernourished camel will not have a hump.
  36. In the Durango desert, in Mexico, there's a creepy spot called the "Zone of Silence." You can't pick up clear TV or radio signals. And locals say fireballs sometimes appear in the sky.
  37. Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox, Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T.
  38. Bill Gates' first business was Traff-O-Data, a company that created machines which recorded the number of cars passing a given point on a road.
  39. Uranus' orbital axis is tilted at 90 degrees.
  40. The final resting-place for Dr. Eugene Shoemaker - the Moon. The famed U.S. Geological Survey astronomer, trained the Apollo astronauts about craters, but never made it into space. Mr. Shoemaker had wanted to be an astronaut but was rejected because of a medical problem. His ashes were placed on board the Lunar Prospector spacecraft before it was launched on January 6, 1998. NASA crashed the probe into a crater on the moon in an attempt to learn if there is water on the moon.
  41. Outside the USA, Ireland is the largest software producing country in the world.
  42. The first fossilized specimen of Australopithecus afarenisis was named Lucy after the paleontologists' favorite song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," by the Beatles.
  43. Figlet, an ASCII font converter program, stands for Frank, Ian and Glenn's LETters.
  44. Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
  45. Every year about 98% of atoms in your body are replaced.
  46. Hot water is heavier than cold.
  47. Plutonium - first weighed on August 20th, 1942, by University of Chicago scientists Glenn Seaborg and his colleagues - was the first man-made element.
  48. If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there's no air pressure.
  49. The radioactive substance, Americanium - 241 is used in many smoke detectors.
  50. The original IBM-PCs, that had hard drives, referred to the hard drives as Winchester drives. This is due to the fact that the original Winchester drive had a model number of 3030. This is, of course, a Winchester firearm.
  51. Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than through the air.
  52. On average, half of all false teeth have some form of radioactivity.
  53. Only one satellite has been ever been destroyed by a meteor: the European Space Agency's Olympus in 1993.
  54. Starch is used as a binder in the production of paper. It is the use of a starch coating that controls ink penetration when printing. Cheaper papers do not use as much starch, and this is why your elbows get black when you are leaning over your morning paper.
  55. Sterling silver is not pure silver. Because pure silver is too soft to be used in most tableware it is mixed with copper in the proportion of 92.5 percent silver to 7.5 percent copper.
  56. A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber. A ball of solid steel will bounce higher than one made entirely of glass.
  57. A chip of silicon a quarter-inch square has the capacity of the original 1949 ENIAC computer, which occupied a city block.
  58. An ordinary TNT bomb involves atomic reaction, and could be called an atomic bomb. What we call an A-bomb involves nuclear reactions and should be called a nuclear bomb.
  59. At a glance, the Celsius scale makes more sense than the Fahrenheit scale for temperature measuring. But its creator, Anders Celsius, was an oddball scientist. When he first developed his scale, he made freezing 100 degrees and boiling 0 degrees, or upside down. No one dared point this out to him, so fellow scientists waited until Celsius died to change the scale.
  60. At a jet plane's speed of 1,000 km (620mi) per hour, the length of the plane becomes one atom shorter than its original length.
  61. The first full moon to occur on the winter solstice, Dec. 22, commonly called the first day of winter, happened in 1999. Since a full moon on the winter solstice occurred in conjunction with a lunar perigee (point in the moon's orbit that is closest to Earth), the moon appeared about 14% larger than it does at apogee (the point in it's elliptical orbit that is farthest from the Earth).

    Since the Earth is also several million miles closer to the sun at that time of the year than in the summer, sunlight striking the moon was about 7% stronger making it brighter. Also, this was the closest perigee of the Moon of the year since the moon's orbit is constantly deforming. In places where the weather was clear and there was a snow cover, even car headlights were superfluous.
  62. According to security equipment specialists, security systems that utilize motion detectors won't function properly if walls and floors are too hot. When an infrared beam is used in a motion detector, it will pick up a person's body temperature of 98.6 degrees compared to the cooler walls and floor.

    If the room is too hot, the motion detector won't register a change in the radiated heat of that person's body when it enters the room and breaks the infrared beam. Your home's safety might be compromised if you turn your air conditioning off or set the thermostat too high while on summer vacation.
  63. Western Electric successfully brought sound to motion pictures and introduced systems of mobile communications which culminated in the cellular telephone.
  64. On December 23, 1947, Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., held a secret demonstration of the transistor which marked the foundation of modern electronics.
  65. The wick of a trick candle has small amounts of magnesium in them. When you light the candle, you are also lighting the magnesium. When someone tries to blow out the flame, the magnesium inside the wick continues to burn and, in just a split second (or two or three), relights the wick.
  66. Ostriches are often not taken seriously. They can run faster than horses, and the males can roar like lions.
  67. Seals used for their fur get extremely sick when taken aboard ships.
  68. Sloths take two weeks to digest their food.
  69. Guinea pigs and rabbits can't sweat.
  70. The pet food company Ralston Purina recently introduced, from its subsidiary Purina Philippines, power chicken feed designed to help roosters build muscles for cockfighting, which is popular in many areas of the world.
  71. According to the Wall Street Journal, the cockfighting market is huge: The Philippines has five million roosters used for exactly that.
  72. Sharks and rays are the only animals known to man that don't get cancer. Scientists believe this has something to do with the fact that they don't have bones, but cartilage.
  73. The porpoise is second to man as the most intelligent animal on the planet.
  74. Young beavers stay with their parents for the first two years of their lives before going out on their own.
  75. Skunks can accurately spray their smelly fluid as far as ten feet.
  76. Deer can't eat hay.
  77. Gopher snakes in Arizona are not poisonous, but when frightened they may hiss and shake their tails like rattlesnakes.
  78. On average, dogs have better eyesight than humans, although not as colorful.
  79. The duckbill platypus can store as many as six hundred worms in the pouches of its cheeks.
  80. The lifespan of a squirrel is about nine years.
  81. North American oysters do not make pearls of any value.
  82. Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
  83. Many sharks lay eggs, but hammerheads give birth to live babies that look like very small duplicates of their parents. Young hammerheads are usually born headfirst, with the tip of their hammer-shaped head folded backward to make them more streamlined for birth.
  84. Gorillas sleep as much as fourteen hours per day.
  85. A biological reserve has been made for golden toads because they are so rare.
  86. There are more than fifty different kinds of kangaroos.
  87. Jellyfish like salt water. A rainy season often reduces the jellyfish population by putting more fresh water into normally salty waters where they live.
  88. The female lion does ninety percent of the hunting.
  89. The odds of seeing three albino deer at once are one in seventy-nine billion, yet one man in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, took a picture of three albino deer in the woods.
  90. A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.
  91. Cats often rub up against people and furniture to lay their scent and mark their territory. They do it this way, as opposed to the way dogs do it, because they have scent glands in their faces.
  92. Cats sleep up to eighteen hours a day, but never quite as deep as humans. Instead, they fall asleep quickly and wake up intermittently to check to see if their environment is still safe.
  93. Catnip, or Nepeta cataria, is an herb with nepetalactone in it. Many think that when cats inhale nepetalactone, it affects hormones that arouse sexual feelings, or at least alter their brain functioning to make them feel "high." Catnip was originally made, using nepetalactone as a natural bug repellant, but roaming cats would rip up the plants before they could be put to their intended task.
  94. The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans ages the equivalent of five human years for every day they live, so they usually die after about fourteen days. When stressed, though, the worm goes into a comatose state that can last for two or more months. The human equivalent would be to sleep for about two hundred years.
  95. You can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth. Most males have 40, females have 36.
  96. Money isn't made out of paper; it's made out of cotton.
  97. The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottle represents the varieties of pickle the company once had.
  98. Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks - otherwise it will digest itself.
  99. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
  100. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
  101. Susan Lucci is the daughter of Phyllis Diller.
  102. Every person has a unique tongue print as well as fingerprints.
  103. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
  104. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
  105. During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small red car can be seen in the distance.
  106. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
  107. Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
  108. (removed, duplicated)
  109. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear any pants.
  110. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
  111. Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters.
  112. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
  113. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
  114. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
  115. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan, there was never a recorded Wendy before!
  116. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!
  117. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.
  118. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
  119. The mask used by Michael Myers in the original "Halloween" was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
  120. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  121. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with apples!
  122. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
  123. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
  124. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
  125. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages them.
  126. The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
  127. Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.
  128. Of all the words in the English language, the word ’set’ has the most definitions!
  129. What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.
  130. "Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.
  131. "Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.
  132. In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child
  133. A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.
  134. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
  135. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath
  136. There is a city called Rome on every continent.
  137. It’s against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland.
  138. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
  139. Horatio Nelson, one of England’s most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.
  140. The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London
  141. Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people
  142. Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!
  143. The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump!
  144. One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!
  145. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different!
  146. The first known transfusion of blood was performed as early as 1667, when Jean-Baptiste, transfused two pints of blood from a sheep to a young man
  147. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
  148. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
  149. The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.
  150. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  151. Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.
  152. Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.
  153. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."
  154. Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.
  155. On average a hedgehog’s heart beats 300 times a minute.
  156. More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
  157. The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.
  158. More people are allergic to cow’s milk than any other food.
  159. Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
  160. The placement of a donkey’s eyes in its’ heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!
  161. The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
  162. Earth is the only planet not named after a god.
  163. It’s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.
  164. You’re born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.
  165. Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food!
  166. Dolphins sleep with one eye open!
  167. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
  168. The worlds oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!
  169. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds
  170. Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness. She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not
  171. Slugs have 4 noses.
  172. Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue.
  173. A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
  174. A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
  175. The average person laughs 10 times a day!
  176. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain
  177. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  178. If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
  179. The human heart! creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
  180. A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
  181. A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death!
  182. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories a hour
  183. The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
  184. The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.
  185. The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
  186. Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
  187. Butterflies taste with their feet.
  188. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
  189. A cat's urine glows under a black light.
  190. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
  191. Starfish have no brains.
  192. Polar bears are left-handed.
  193. Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

7 Rules Of Life


Saturday, January 12, 2013

We Are Missing A Lot In Life

"A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?"

What Matters The Most ?


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Reason ?


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Nature Bridge - Netherlands

This is a wildlife bridge in the Netherlands. Wildlife bridges are designed to help animals cross busy highways in safety. They don't just protect wildlife from being hit by cars - they also connect fragmented habitats and help populations intermingle and breed.

The Netherlands is leading the way in designing these bridges. The country is home to more than 600 similar crossings.



Sunday, January 6, 2013

Love Is Caring


Saturday, January 5, 2013

40 WAYS TO BETTER HEALTH IN 2013

1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants, and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
5. Make time for prayer and reflection
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books than you did in 2012.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for at least 7 hours.

Personality:
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day —- and while you walk, smile.
11. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don’t over do; keep your limits.
14. Don’t take yourself so seriously; no one else does.
15. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
18. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Community:
25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time with people over the age of 70&under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:
32. Do the right things.
33. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. Forgiveness heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come.
38. When you awake alive in the morning, don’t take it for granted – embrace life.
39. Your inner most is always happy. So, be happy and ENJOY LIFE!

Last but not least:
40. Grow your relationship with God !!


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