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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Why, Why, Why...

* Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting weak?
* Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough?
* Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
* Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?
* Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?
* Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
* Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?
* Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
* Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?
* If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
* Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?
* Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?
* Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?
* Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?
* Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?
* How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?
* When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, "It's all right?" Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, "That hurt, you stupid idiot?"
* Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?
* In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?
* How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

Wonderful Answers to Wonderful Questions...

Q. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
A. Concrete floors are very hard to crack! (UPSC Topper)

Q.If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
A. No time at all it is already built. (UPSC 23 Rank Opted for IFS)

Q.If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in the other hand, what would you have?
A. Very large hands.(Good one) (UPSC 11 Rank Opted for IPS)

Q. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
A. It is not a problem, since you will never find! An elephant with one hand. (UPSC Rank 14 Opted for IES)

Q. How can a man go eight days without sleep?
A. No Probs , He sleeps at night. (UPSC IAS Rank 98)

Q. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
A. It will Wet or Sink as simple as that. (UPSC IAS Rank 2)

Q. What looks like half apple ?
A : The other half. (UPSC - IAS Topper )

Q. What can you never eat for breakfast?
A : Dinner.

Q. What happened when wheel was invented ?
A : It caused a revolution.

Q. Bay of Bengal is in which state?
A : Liquid (UPSC 33Rank )

Interviewer said "I shall either ask you ten easy questions or one really difficult question. Think well before you make up your mind!" The boy thought for a while and said, "my choice is one really difficult question."

"Well, good luck to you, you have made your own choice! Now tell me this.

"What comes first, Day or Night?"

The boy was jolted into reality as his admission depends on the correctness of his answer, but he thought for a while and said, "It's the DAY sir!"

"How" the interviewer asked,

"Sorry sir, you promised me that you will not ask me a SECOND difficult question!"
He was selected for IIM!

"Technical Skill is the mastery of complexity, while Creativity is the master of presence of mind"

This is a famous paper written for an Oxford philosophy exam, normally requiring an eight page essay answer and expected to be backed up with source material, quotes and analytical reasoning. This guy wrote the below answer and topped the exam!

*OXFORD EXAMINATION BOARD 1987* * ESSAY QUESTION*

Question: What is courage? (50 Marks)
Answer: This is courage

Universal Law Of Love:

" Love Can Neither Be Created Nor Be Destroyed; Only It Can Transfer From One Girlfriend To Another Girlfriend With Some (or vice versa ) Loss Of Money "

First Law Of Love: " A Boy In Love With A Girl, Continue To Be In Love With Her And A Girl In Love With A Boy, Continue To Be In Love With Him, Until Or Unless Any External Agent(Brother Or Father Of The Girl) Comes Into Play And Break The Legs Of The Boy. "

Second Law Of Love: " The Rate Of Change Of Intensity Of Love Of A Girl Towards A Boy Is Directly Proportional To The Instantaneous Bank Balance Of The Boy And The Direction Of This Love Is Same To As Increment Or Decrement Of The Bank Balance. "

Third Law Of Love: " The Force Applied While Proposing A Girl By A Boy Is Equal And Opposite To The Force Applied By The Girl While Slapping."

Gas Pumping Tips

Gas Pumping Tips from someone in the Petroleum pipeline business!!

I've been in petroleum pipeline business for about 31 years, currentlyworking for the Kinder-Morgan Pipeline here in San Jose, CA. We deliverabout 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period from the pipe line; one dayit's diesel, the next day it's jet fuel and gasoline. We have 34storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons. Hereare some tricks to help you get your money's worth.

1. Fill up your car or truck in the morning when the temperatureis still cool. Remember that all service stations have their storagetanks buried below ground; and the colder the ground, the denser thegasoline. When it gets warmer gasolineexpands, so if you're filling up in the afternoon or in the evening,what should be a gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleumbusiness, the specific gravity and temperature of the fuel (gasoline,diesel, jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleumproducts) are significant. Eve ry truckload that we load istemperature-compensated so that the indicated gallonage is actually theamount pumped. A one-degree rise in temperature is a big deal forbusinesses, but service stations don't have temperature compensation attheir pumps.
2. If a tanker truck is filling the station's tank at the timeyou want to buy gas, do not fill up; most likely dirt and sludge in thetank is being stirred up when gas is being delivered, and you might betransferring that dirt from the bottom of their tank into your car'stank.
3. Fill up when your gas tank is half-full (or half-empty),because the more gas you have in your tank the less air there is andgasoline evaporates rapidly, especially when it's warm. (Gasolinestorage tanks have an internal floating 'roof' membrane to act as abarrier between the gas and the atmosphere, thereby minimizingevaporation).
4. If you look at the trigger you'll see that it has threedelivery settings: slow, medium and high. When you're filling up do notsqueeze the trigger of the nozzle to the high setting. You should bepumping at the slow setting, therebyminimizing vapors created while you are pumping. Hoses at the pump arecorrugated; the corrugations act as a return path for vapor recovery b"from gas that already has been metered. If you are pumping at the highsetting, the agitated gasoline contains more vapor, which is beingsucked back into th e underground tank b" so you're getting less gas foryour money .

Hope this will help ease your 'pain at the pump'

Never lick an envelope !!!

CAUTION!!!

One day a girl licked the envelopes and postage stamps instead of using a sponge. That very day the lady found a cut on her tongue. A week later, she noticed an abnormal swelling of her tongue. She went to the doctor, and they found nothing wrong.. Her tongue was not sore or anything. A couple of days later, her tongue started to swell more, and it began to get really sore, so sore, that she could not eat. She went back to the hospital, and demanded something be done. The doctor took an x-ray of her tongue and noticed a lump. He prepared her for minor surgery. When the doctor cut her tongue open, a live cockroach crawled out!!!!

There were cockroach eggs on the seal of the envelope. The egg was able to hatch inside of her tongue, because of her saliva. It was warm and moist...

This is a true story reported on CNN..

Andy Hume wrote:

Hey, I used to work in an envelope factory. You wouldn't believe the....things that float around in those gum applicator trays. I haven't licked an envelope for years!" I used to work for a print shop (32 years ago) and we were told NEVER to lick the envelopes. I never understood why until I had to go into storage and pull out 2500 envelopes that were already printed and saw several squads of cockroaches roaming around inside a couple of boxes with eggs everywhere. They eat the glue on the envelopes.

PLEASE PASS THIS INFO TO YOUR FRIENDS.

After reading this you will never lick another envelope or stamp

Bitter Facts but important for all

FOR EVERYONE THIS IS IMPORTANTTO KNOW.

Cotton Ear Buds.... (Must read it)
Please do not show sympathy to people selling buds on roadside or at Signals..... .... Just wanted to warn you people not to buy those packs of ear buds you get at the roadside... It's made from cotton that has already been used in hospitals... They take all the dirty, blood and pus filled cotton, wash it, bleach it and use it to make ear buds. So, unless you want to become the first person in the world to get Herpes Zoster Oticus (a viral infection of the inner, middle, and external ear) of the ear and that too from a cotton bud, DON'T BUY THEM!

Mobile Phone
Don't put your mobile closer to your ears until the recipient answers, Because directly after dialing, the mobile phone would use it's maximum signaling power, which is: 2watts = 33dbi. Please Be Careful. Please use left ear while using cell (mobile), because if you use the right one it may affect brain directly. This is a true fact from Apollo medical team

Appy Fizz
Do not drink APPY FIZZ. It contains cancer causing agent.

Mentos
Don't eat Mentos before or after drinking Coke or Pepsi coz the person will die immediately as the mixture becomes cyanide. Please fwd to whom u care.

Kurkure
Don't eat kurkure because it contains high amount of plastic if U don't believe burn kurkure n u can see plastic melting. Please forward to all!!!!!!!!! !! .News report from Times of India .

Tablets
Avoid these tablets as they are very dangerous…
* D cold
* Vicks action500
* Actified
* Coldarin
* Co some
* Nice
* Nimulid
* Cetrizet-D

They contain Phenyl- Propanol -Amide PPA.Which Causes strokes, and these tablets are banned in U.S.

BENEFITS OF DRINKING WATER ON EMPTY STOMACH

DRINK WATER ON EMPTY STOMACH

It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases: Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear, nose and throat diseases.

METHOD OF TREATMENT:
1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water
2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minute
3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.
4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours
5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.
6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.

The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/ reduce main diseases:
1. High Blood Pressure (30 days)
2. Gastric (10 days)
3. Diabetes (30 days)
4. Constipation (10 days)
5. Cancer (180 days)
6. TB (90 days)
7. Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards – daily.

This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.

It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life. Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.

This makes sense…The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain...

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.

Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks:
· Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting,
· Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.
· You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.
· Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.
· 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.
· Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive...

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to everyone they know, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life.

Please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about

Hope it will be of benefits to you & others.

Chanakya's Quotes

"A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are victimised first." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC 75 BC)
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"Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275 BC)
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"The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody. ! It will destroy you." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275 BC)
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"There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no Friendship without self-interests.This is a bitter truth." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275 BC)
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"Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275 BC)
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"As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275 BC)
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"Once you start working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275BC)
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"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275BC)
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"A man is great by deeds, not by birth." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275BC)
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"Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them.. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends."Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275BC)
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"Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275BC)
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"Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275BC)
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Terror Help-line "1090"

Dear All,

In case you come across any suspicious activity, any suspicious movement or have any information to tell to the Anti-Terror Squad, please take a note of the new ALL INDIA TOLL-FREE Terror Help-line "1090 ". Your city's Police or Anti-Terror squad will take action as quickly as possible.

Remember that this single number 1090 is valid all over India.

This is a toll free number and can be dialed from mobile phones. Moreover, the identity of the caller will be kept a secret.

Please forward this mail to as many people as possible, and tell everyone individually also.
Community Service Council

'49-O' - I VOTE NOBODY

Did you know that there is a system in our constitution, as per Rule 49-O of the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961, that a person can go to the polling booth, confirm his identity, get his finger marked, and convey the presiding election officer that he / she doesn't want to vote anyone!

Yes, such a feature is available, but obviously these seemingly notorious leaders have never disclosed it. This is called '49-O'.

Why should you go and say 'I VOTE NOBODY'? ... Because, in a ward, if a candidate wins, say by 123 votes, and that particular ward has received '49-O' votes more than 123, then that polling will be cancelled and will have to be re-polled. Not only that, but the candidature of the contestants will be removed and they cannot contest the re-polling, since people had already expressed their decision on them.

This would bring fear into parties and hence look for genuine candidates for their parties for election. This would change the way, of our whole political system... it is seemingly surprising why the election commission has not revealed such a feature to the public.... Please spread this news to as many as you know... Seems to be a wonderful weapon against corrupt parties in India... show your power, expressing your desire not to vote for anybody, is even more powerful than voting... so don't miss your chance.

Reference: http://lawmin.nic.in/ld/subord/cer1.htm search for '49-O'.

WHO OWNS KASHMIR ?

An ingenious example of speech and politics occurred recently in the United Nations Assembly that made the world community smile. A representative from India began:

'Before beginning my talk I want to tell you something about Rishi Kashyap of Kashmir, after whom Kashmir is named. When Rishi Kashyap struck a rock and it brought forth water, he thought,'What a good opportunity to have a bath.' He took off his clothes, put them aside on the rock and entered the water. When he got out and wanted to dress, his clothes had vanished. A Pakistani had stolen them.

The Pakistani representative jumped up furiously and in support of Pakistan , he shouted, 'What are you talking about? The Pakistanis weren't there then.'

The Indian representative smiled and said, 'And now that we have made that clear, I will begin my speech saying that Kashmir has been an integral part of India all along.'

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Have a smoke-free electronic cigarette!

BEAT THE BAN.

P.T. Jyothi Datta

Mumbai, Sept. 30 Smokers can now light up in public places and yet, not attract Union Health Minister, Dr Anbumani Ramadoss’ ire, thanks to electronic-cigarettes finding their way into local markets.

Pitched as cigarette-alternatives or smoking-substitutes, the product looks and is held like a cigarette, but has no tobacco or smoke.

Instead, it consists of a high-tech silicon chip, an atomising chamber and lithium batteries, among other micro-electronic components. And diluted nicotine gets vapourised to give the smoker his smoke (read vapour) rings!

Anti-tobacco advocacy workers, though, are not amused with the product, as it comes when the Centre looks to completely snuff out smoking from public places from October 2.

The product falls in the regulatory gap between a tobacco product and a tobacco-cessation product, say health-workers from India, the UK and the US, where similar products are being sold over the last several months.

Chennai-based SPK Consumer Solutions Pvt Ltd, in collaboration with an undisclosed overseas company, is selling the product in Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, said Mr Sunil Kumar, who told Business Line he was a director with SPK. He was, however, guarded on other details regarding the product, company and the overseas alliance.

Cost of alternative

The product is being marketed as an alternative to smoking and a quit-smoking device, he confirmed. The quitters’ pack is Rs 3,600, where the smoker can gradually decrease the quantity of nicotine he inhales, till he quits. As a smoking alternative, the device is priced at Rs 1,000, Mr Kumar said.

The World Health Organisation, however, warns electronic cigarettes not to claim to be safe and effective anti-smoking therapies, as there is inadequate scientific evidence.

Among the e-cigarettes sold overseas is Ruyan E-cigarette from Ruyan America Inc, a US-based joint venture partner of Ruyan Holdings Ltd of Hong Kong. There are 35 manufacturers of e-cigarettes, say health workers, and 60 per cent are from China.

Source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2008/10/01/stories/2008100152650100.htm

Birth certificates can be downloaded

CHENNAI: A click of the computer mouse is all that is required now to get copies of birth and death certificates issued by the Chennai Corporation.

Local Administration Minister M.K. Stalin on Sunday launched the Corporation's online facility to issue birth and death certificates. He said the certificates could be downloaded from any part of the world free of cost.

"The facility is easy to use and people can save a lot of time," he said. The Corporation's website ( www.chennaicorporation.gov.in) has a link for 'online civic services.' The user can click the link and choose the birth or death certificate option. The search criteria include name, registration number and parents' names. Any two criteria need to be filled to launch the search. Once the certificate is found online, it can be printed out. About 1.06 lakh births and 41,000 deaths are registered in the city every year.

Corporation Commissioner Rajesh Lakhoni said the website had received thousands of clicks recently in response to the online services offered.

"About 92 per cent of the clicks are to view birth, death and property tax details," he said. The Corporation will soon inaugurate online booking for community halls and mortuary vans

Only great minds can read this !

If you can read the following paragraph, forward it on to your friends and the person that sent it to you with 'yes' in the subject line.

Only great minds can read this
This is weird, but interesting!

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FORWARD ONLY IF YOU CAN READ IT

BEWARE GUYS…..If you have a car…..!!!!!!

Just last weekend on Friday night we parked in a public parking area. As we drove away I noticed a sticker on the rear window of the car. When I took it off after I got home, it was a receipt for gas. Luckily my friend told me not to stop as it could be someone waiting for me to get out of the car. Then we received this email yesterday:

'WARNING FROM POLICE - BEWARE OF PAPER ON THE BACK WINDOW OF YOUR VEHICLE--NEW WAY TO DO CARJACKINGS (NOT A JOKE)'

Heads up everyone! Please, keep this circulating. ..

You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside. You start the engine and shift into Reverse. When you look into the rear-view mirror to back out of your parking space, you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window. So, you shift into Park, unlock your doors, and jump out of your car to remove that paper (or whatever it is) that is obstructing your view. When you reach the back of your car; that is when the carjackers appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off. They practically mow you down as they speed off in your car. And guess what, ladies? I bet your purse is still in the car. So now the carjacker has your car, your home address, your money, and your keys. Your home and your whole identity are now compromised! BEWARE OF THIS NEW SCHEME THAT IS NOW BEING USED. If you see a piece of paper stuck to your back window, just drive away. Remove the paper later. And be thankful that you read this e-mail. I hope you will forward this to friends and family, especially to women. A purse contains all kinds of personal information and identification documents, and you certainly do NOT want this to fall into the wrong hands. Please keep this going

This might happen to you, take care!!!

50 VERY INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE THINGS

1 If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.

2 If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

3 Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

4 Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.

5 The Mercedes-Benz motto is 'Das Beste oder Nichts' meaning 'the best or nothing'..

6 The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.

7 The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing.

8 The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.

9 Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.

10 The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

11 Dalmatians are born without spots.

12 Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

13 The 'v' in the name of a court case does not stand for 'versus', but for 'and' (in civil proceedings) or 'against' (in criminal proceedings)

14 Men's shirts have the buttons on the right, but women's shirts have the buttons on the left

15 The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids

16 The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it's already been digested by a bee

17 Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks

18 The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones

19 Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die

20 Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.

21 The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate

22 When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red

23 When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red

24 The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used a tomato can for a carburetor

25 The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney

26 Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros

27 Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of Flapan, instead of flag of Japan

28 It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it

29 The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples

30 There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower

31 The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting

32 Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death

33 It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body

34 The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets

35 Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game

36 The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air

37 Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born, and 140,000 people die

38 In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watch (and make it look like it is smiling).

39 Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself."

40 The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot

41 Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair

42 The average person laughs 13 times a day

43 Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are:Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru(Speak no evil)

44 Women blink nearly twice as much as men

45 German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog

46 Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump

47 Whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound

48 Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a
slaughterhouse in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two hapless protesters to death

49 If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural cause.

50 The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

சிந்தனைக்கு!

1. பேசும்முன் கேளுங்கள், எழுதும்முன் யோசியுங்கள், செலவழிக்கும் முன் சம்பாதியுங்கள்

2. சில சமயங்களில் இழப்புதான் பெரிய ஆதாயமாக இருக்கும்

3. யாரிடம் கற்கிறோமோ அவரே ஆசிரியர். கற்றுக்கொடுப்பவரெல்லாம் ஆசிரியர் அல்லர்.

4. நான் மாறும்போது தானும் மாறியும், நான் தலையசைக்கும்போது தானும் தலையசைக்கும் நண்பன் எனக்குத் தேவையில்லை. அதற்கு என் நிழலே போதும்!

5. நோயை விட அச்சமே அதிகம் கொல்லும்!

6. நான் குறித்த நேரத்திற்குக் கால்மணி நேரம் முன்பே சென்று விடுவது வழக்கம். அதுதான் என்னை மனிதனாக்கியது.

7. நம்மிடம் பெரிய தவறுகள் இல்லை எனக் குறிப்பிடுவதற்கே, சிறிய தவறுகளை ஒப்புக்கொள்கிறோம்!

8. வாழ்க்கை என்பது குறைவான தகவல்களை வைத்துக்கொண்டு சரியான முடிவுக்கு வரும் ஒரு கலை.

9. சமையல் சரியாக அமையாவிடில் ஒருநாள் இழப்பு. அறுவடை சிறக்காவிடில் ஒரு ஆண்டு இழப்பு. திருமணம்பொருந்தாவிடில் வாழ்நாளே இழப்பு.

10. முழுமையான மனிதர்கள் இருவர். ஒருவர் இன்னும் பிறக்கவில்லை. மற்றவர் இறந்துவிட்டார்.

11. ஓடுவதில் பயனில்லை. நேரத்தில் புறப்படுங்கள்

12. எல்லோரையும் நேசிப்பது சிரமம். ஆனால் பழகிக்கொள்ளுங்கள்

13. நல்லவர்களோடு நட்பாயிரு. நீயும் நல்லவனாவாய்

14. காரணமே இல்லாமல் கோபம் தோன்றுவதில்லை. ஆனால் காரணம் நல்லதாய் இருப்பதில்லை

15. இவர்கள் ஏன் இப்படி? என்பதை விட, இவர்கள் இப்படித்தான் என எண்ணிக்கொள்

16. யார் சொல்வது சரி என்பதை விட, எது சரி என்பதே முக்கியம்

17. பலமுறை சிந்தியுங்கள். ஒருமுறை முடிவெடுங்கள்

18. பயம்தான் நம்மைப் பயமுறுத்துகிறது. பயத்தை உதற் எறிவோம்

19. நியாயத்தின் பொருட்டு வெளிப்படையாக ஒருவருடன் விவாதிப்பது சிறப்பாகும்

20. உண்மை புறப்பட ஆரம்பிக்கும் முன் பொய் பாதி உலகத்தை வலம் வந்துவிடும்

21. உண்மை தனியாகச் செல்லும். பொய்க்குத்தான் துணை வேண்டும்

22. வாழ்வதும் வாழ்விடுவதும் நமது வாழ்க்கைத் தத்துவங்களாக ஆக்கிக்கொள்வோம்.

23. தன்னை ஒருவராலும் ஏமாற்ற முடியாது எனச் செருக்கோடு இருப்பவனே கண்டிப்பாக ஏமாந்து போகிறான்

Pay Your Credit Dues Regularly

Pay Your Credit Dues Regularly otherwise your name will be listed in CIBIL ..... CIBIL ?????

Anuradha Nayaab lives in Bangalore. When she needed some money, she decided to knock on the bank's door for a loan. She decided to mortgage her house worth Rs 30 lakh for a loan of Rs 15 lakh. She applied for a Loan against Property (LAP) with a public sector bank; sadly it got rejected. Not wasting any time, she approached another bank; the loan application got rejected again! It was tough luck.

Surprised with the turn out of things, Anuradha enquired with the banks to reason out. She was told that her name was listed with the Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited, also known as CIBIL.

What is CIBL?

CIBIL is a repository of information that contains credit history of borrowers. It generates credit report of borrower’s repayment history, settlement, defaults, contact details. Lenders have access to it.

How did this happen?

On probing further into the matter, Anuradha found out that she had defaulted payments on her two credit cards. She had taken credit cards from two different banks in the year 2004. Until the end of 2008, she was disciplined in her repayments but when emergencies crept up, credit card payments slipped her priority list.

Consequence— her name was listed with the CIBIL as a defaulter.

Anuradha decided to resolve the matter. She got in touch with the credit card companies. She was told that one of her credit card was deactivated and the amount on second one was written off because she had ignored her payments.

How did her name appear on CIBIL list?

Anyone who has borrowed from a lender will have his/her name with CIBIL. This list includes even those who make their payments on time. "The issue arises when the repayment history against your name shows defaults such as in Anuradha's case. When your name appears as a defaulter, it effectively shuts off your access to future credit except for fully secured loans," says Harsh Roongta, CEO of apnaloan.com.

Simple Solutions

The Difference between FOCUSING on PROBLEMS and FOCUSING on SOLUTIONS

Case # 1 : When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that the pens would not work at zero gravity (ink will not flow down to the writing surface).

Solution # 1 : To solve this problem, it took them one decade and $12 million. They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, underwater, in practically any surface including crystal and in a temperature range from below freezing to over 300 degrees C.

Solution # 2 : And what did the Russians do...?? They used a pencil.

Case # 2 : One of the most memorable case studies on Japanese management was the case of the empty soapbox, which happened in one of Japan 's biggest cosmetics companies. The company received a complaint that a consumer had bought a soapbox that was empty.

Immediately the authorities isolated the problem to the assembly Line, which transported all the packaged boxes of soap to the delivery department. For some reason, one soapbox went through the assembly line empty.

Management asked its engineers to solve the problem.

Solution # 1 : Post-haste, the engineers worked hard to devise an X-ray machine with high-resolution monitors manned by two people to watch all the soapboxes that passed through the line to make sure they were not empty. No doubt, they worked hard and they worked fast but they spent a whoopee amount to do so.

Solution # 2 : But when a rank-and-file employee in a small company was posed with the same problem, he did not get into complications of X-rays, etc., but instead came out with another solution.

He bought a strong industrial electric fan and pointed it at the assembly line. He switched the fan on, and as each soapbox passed the fan, it simply blew the empty boxes out of the line.

Moral
· Always look for simple solutions.
· Devise the simplest possible solution that solves the problems.
· Always focus on solutions & not on problems

HIV Knowledge -- very Imp--- quite informative

This mail has been written by Mayank who works in Ranbaxy. So go through it and know about the actual causes of HIV(AIDS).

The purpose of sending this mail to U is to be aware of the nonsense stuff from the net, don't panic if you find a Needle in the Theatre or some threatening note of infection.

Dear Friends!!!
Its good to be well informed about HIV. There was a story on junk some days back where it is said that a boy got infected by HIV virus by eating pani-puri. And there have also been rumors where people are affected by the HIV virus when they got pricked by an HIV infected needle in theaters which is rubbish.

So read along!

I have seen this below mentioned mail floating across group email & I feel its my moral responsibility to correct all misconceptions regarding HIV /AIDS.

I can do this because I am educated enough to comment on this and for those who don't know my profession ... I am serving as Brand Manager (Product Manager) handling anti HIV/AIDS portfolio (called as Antiretroviral Drugs) in Ranbaxy.

Please read following points carefully & don't send emails related to Medical ailments without having complete knowledge about it (even partial knowledge could be grossly dangerous).

* HIV (virus) requires *ONLY* *Blood or Semen* as medium to transmit from one body to another.

* HIV *can not* transmit even through *Saliva*(mucous) i.e . even if HIV-infected patient coughs or smooches and another person is exposed to his sputum (cough) or saliva, the virus still can not transmit because concentration of virus particles in sputum is almost NIL & exposure to air anyway kills virus in fraction of seconds.

* In case an HIV-infected person gets an injury (like the cut in below mentioned story) and he is bleeding, the virus can transmit to another person only if another person has a cut/wound in his body & that too when blood from both person comes in contact with each other* (this is also very very rare unless bleeding is very high) and not otherwise.

* HIV can *never survive in any other liquid * medium also other than blood or semen (& please for God sake ... never in Pani Puri wala pani)

* Even if one drinks an HIV infected blood (or semen) of someone (ingest through Gastro Intestinal track), the virus can not survive in the acidic pH of stomach*. Highest extent of acidity is 0 (practically not possible) so imagine 1 as pH which is in our stomach. (This pH can burn your own finger in less than a second if you dip in that acid).

* Exposure of less than 1 second in AIR KILLS the HIV virus*( hence story of needle pricks in Cinema theatres is a crap). Even if blood from a wound (of infected person) dries up (*blood clot*), *the virus dies*and can not infect anyone else

* HIV transmission is *ONLY* an *INFECTION* i.e.entrance of virus in one's body. It *DOES NOT MEAN AIDS*.

* An HIV-infected person (after entrance of virus) can progress to a condition of AIDS only after *8 to 10 YEARS *(not in 15 days as in the Pani Puri story)

* It is *not HIV (virus) that kills a human* .....the virus attacks immune cells (cells that fight against foreign pathogens/antigens) and hence a person's ability to fight against infections & diseases slowly diminishes and person ultimately dies of a disease which could be as simple as TB

* Most importantly, HIV is no longer a dreadful disease ... it is "*CHRONIC MANAGEABLE DISEASE*" just like Diabetes or Hypertension.

* If there is anything you need to be careful from to prevent HIV is Unsafe sex*, *Blood transfusion* (check before taking) /Blood donation (use sterilized needles only) and any *blood contact during an accident *or so where amount of bleeding is very high.

PLZ O PLZ spread this message to avoid rumors and to educate people.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Hindu Culture

1. The Effect of Going to the Temple.

In the temple, the Sanctum sanctorum is completely enclosed on three sides. The effect of all energies is very high in here. The lamp that is lit radiates the heat and light energy.

The ringing of the bells and the chanting of prayers gives the sound energy. The fragrance from the flowers, the burning of camphor and incense sticks give out the chemical energy.

The effect of all these energies is activated by the positive energy that comes out of the idol. The water that is used for the Pooja is called "holy water" or "Theertham" because it receives the positive of all these energies. When people go to the temple for the Deepaaraadhana, and the doors open up, the positive energy gushes out onto the people who are there. The water that is sprinkled onto the people passes on the energy to all.

That is the reason why, men are not allowed to wear shirt to the temple and ladies have to wear more ornaments because it is through these jewels (metals) that positive energy is absorbed in ladies.. It is proved that Theertham is a very good blood purifier, as it is highly energised. Hence it is given as prasadam to the devotees.

2. Worship of Tulasi and Peepal Tree {Aalamaram}

Tulasi should be worshipped by prostrating before it. As it is not tall the oxygen passed out from the plant, along with its positive energy, can be obtained only at the lower level.

Whereas the Peepal tree should be worshipped by going around it, to get the full effect of the oxygen and the positive energy. The oxygen layer is very close to the leaves of the tree and as these leaves shake at the slightest breeze, it passes the energy more effectively. While going round the tree, our negative energy passes out of us through our right side and is absorbed by the tree and transformed into positive energy. This is passed on to us when we go round the tree.

3. Measuring the energy.

[This is measured with a pair of 'l' shaped rods held horizontally facing the object to be tested]

a. All flowers that are used in the temple for Pooja are proved to have positive energy.

b. Gingerly oil [Nallennai] is proved to have more positive energy than other medium. Hence, best for lighting the lamp.

c. The fresh sandalwood paste given from the temple has more positive energy than the one, which is kept for a day or two.

d. The use of the traditional wick lamps is very effective in passing out the energy, as there is a regular movement for the flame. The energy is passed out through the waves of movement.

So the lighting of electric lamp does not serve the purpose of passing the energy.

4. Aura and its Measurement.

There are various rings around us that form the aura of our body.

The first is our 'SAREERA' or the BODY itself.

The next is 'AATHMA' or the SOUL.

The third is 'M! ANAS' or the MIND.

The fourth is ' VIGNYANA' or KNOWLEDGE.

And the last is 'ANANDAM' or HAPPINESS.

This aura can be measured scientifically by the rods.

A person's aura was measured and was found to be of one-foot radius. The same person was asked to chant prayers for a few minutes. Then, again, his aura was measured. The radius of the aura had increased by another foot and showed two feet.

This proves the positive effect of prayers/mantras.

5. Aspects regarding sleep..

Normally children are found rolling a lot in their sleep. It is proved that they do so because their bodies can detect the positive energy even in sleep. When they roll they move to the place where there is positive Energy. If their cot is moved permanently to this place, they stop rolling.

This is applicable to older people also. We are asked to sit and chant prayers before we go to bed and also chant them before getting up. It has been proved that 23% of the heart attacks occur when people lie down. This is because a person who has been vertical the whole day suddenly lies down causing an irregularity in the heartbeats.

So, to stabilise this, it is proved that sitting on the bed and chanting prayers for two minutes will be effective. And it has the same effect when done before getting up also.

It is proved that chanting 'Narayana naamam' 108 times comes to exactly two minutes.

6. Why is it considered a bad omen when a cat crosses our path when we go out?

Cat is an animal, which has only negative energy. When a cat crosses, it leaves behind, the negative energy in its path.

So, when we cross this path, we are affected by the negative energy and will not succeed in our venture.

7. Any object's energy could be measured.

One such object is the cell phone. This is a thing with negative energy. This can be made positive. A picture of a God was placed on the cell phone, in such a way that the picture was facing the phone. The energy was still negative. Then the picture was turned and kept so that it faced the user. The energy immediately became positive. A small sticker of any God is sufficient to make it positive.

8. Aspects regarding energy in houses.

a. In the present living conditions, people mostly live in small houses or in flats. In such situations it is difficult to follow the 'VAASTHU SASHTRA'. It is proved that it is enough if the house has a Pooja room. This room will be able to cover the whole area of the house and harmonise the energy. Whereas in a big house the area is too much for just a small Pooja room to harmonise the energy. In such cases the 'VAASTHU SASHTRA' should be followed.

b. Pictures of Gods or Goddesses, if kept in the entrance of the house, is proved to ward off all negative energy.

c. In a person's life of 60yrs, he spends nearly 20 years in bed. So the bedroom should be kept clean and bathroom must be kept closed always. This is because we eliminate all our wastes in the bathroom. The wastes are full of negative energy. When the door is kept open, this negative energy passes out into the bedroom and affects the occupants.

d. Keeping a flower vase with plastic or artificial flowers in the corner of a room is equal to the garbage bin. It is proved that these flowers absorb all negative energies in the room caused due to arguments or ill thoughts. So, the flower vase with plastic flowers should not be kept in the centre of a room or on the dining table. This is a harmoniser of energies. Garbage bins are never kept in the centre of a room.

e. Chanting prayers in a group is very good for the house. It activates the positive energy and spreads to all parts of the house. If this is not possible, keeping tapes of devotional songs, melodious music and! prayers will also give the same effect.

Please pass on this to all whom U think are interested in knowing about our culture.

A Conversation with God

God : Hello. Did you call me?

Me: Called you? No.. who is this?

God : This is GOD. I heard your prayers. So I thought I will chat.

Me: I do pray. Just makes me feel good. I am actually busy now. I am in the midst of something.
God : What are you busy at? Ants are busy too.

Me: Don't know. But I cant find free time. Life has become hectic. It's rush hour all the time.

God : Sure. Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you results. Activity consumes time. Productivity frees it.

Me: I understand. But I still can't figure out. By the way, I was not expecting YOU to buzz me on instant messaging chat.

God : Well I wanted to resolve your! fight for time, by giving you some clarity. In this net era, I wanted to reach you through the medium you are comfortable with.

Me: Tell me, why has life become complicated now?

God : Stop analyzing life. Just live it. Analysis is what makes it complicated.

Me: why are we then constantly unhappy?

God : Your today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday.You are worrying because you are analyzing. Worrying has become your habit. That's why you are not happy.

Me: But how can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty?

God : Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional.

Me: But then, there is so much pain due to uncertainty.

God : Pain is inevitable able, but suffering is optional.

Me: If suffering is optional, why do good people always suffer?

God : Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don't suffer. With that experience their life become better not bitter.

Me: You mean to say such experience is useful?

God : Yes. In every terms, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.

Me: But still, why should we go through such tests? Why cant we be free from problems?

God : Problems are Purposeful Roadblocks Offering Beneficial Lest Enhance Mental Strength. Inner strength comes from struggle and endurance, not when you! are free from problems.

Me: Frankly in the midst of so many problems, we don't know where we are heading..

God : If you look outside you will not know where you are heading.Look inside. Looking outside, you dream. Looking inside, you awaken. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides insight.

Me: Sometimes not succeeding fast seems to hurt more than moving in the right direction. What should I do?

God : Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you. Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying than knowing you rode ahead. You work with the compass. Let others work with the clock.

Me: In tough times, how do you stay motivated?

God : Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.

Me: What surprises you about people?

God : when they suffer they ask, "why me?" When they prosper, they never ask "Why me" Everyone wishes to have truth on their side, but few want to be on the side of the truth.

Me: Sometimes I ask, who am I, why am I here. I cant get the answer.

God : Seek not to find who you are, but to determine who you want to be. Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here. Create it. Life is not a process of discovery but a process of creation.

Me: How can I get the best out of life?

God : Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.

Me: One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.

God : There are no unanswered prayers. At times the answer is NO.

Me: Thank you for this wonderful chat.

God : Well. Keep the faith and drop the fear. Don't believe your doubts and doubt your beliefs. Life is a mystery to solve not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live. "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that took our breath away!

Note :

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