Saturday, 30 June 2012

Astronauts can’t Burp in space, because gravity is too low, liquid do not separate from Gasses in the stomach, so belching is impossible.

Electric Spray Paint Could Turn Any Surface Into a Battery

Howz that
Paint-on Battery Rice University..:

Lithium-ion batteries work by stacking active ingredients in layers. In your laptop and phone, the layers are stacked into a block, but a new process could make that seem quaint: spray-paint the necessary layers onto any surface like paint, to make an instant battery anywhere.
Scientists at Rice University tested out different paints until they found a set that could work as the necessary components for a lithium-ion battery: two current collectors, a cathode, an anode, and a polymer separator. The layers can be airbrushed on and the resulting battery is fully rechargeable. To test it out, researchers put it on steel, glass, ceramic bathroom tiles, and (why not?) a beer stein. Batteries on the bathroom tiles wereable to send out a steady 2.4 volts--enough to power light-emitting diodes that spelledout "Rice" for a full six hours.

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Friday, 29 June 2012

Which country do you belong to?

Turtle with two heads

Two heads, four legs and a shell. This is the shortest description of a unique case of Siamese twins turtles. They were found in eastern Turkey, in a natural reserve near Izmir.

These days, visitors of the nature reserve ineastern Turkey take are coming to watch two turtles... Siamese twins. They share thesame armor, and the head of each is placed on the opposite sides. Each is controlled by two feet so they move quite problematically.
A group of people found them recently, and it is estimated that these twins are only a month old.

Underwater Orda cave, Russia!

** The biggest underwater gypsum cave in the world.

** Second in Eurasia and one of the biggest caves in the world regarding to volumes of its galleries.

** It is situated near Orda village (Perm region, Ural, Russia).

** There is extremely low water temperature – about 3C and 20C below zero on surface.

** The cave is extended - about 5 km. Under this circumstances shooting became very challenging.

Interesting facts concerning water

Water - the most simple and familiar substance on the planet. But at the same time, the water carries a lot of mysteries
March 22, is the International Day of Water Resources. This date was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations to remind mankind of the importance of water for the environment and social development.

Currently, 70% of our planet covered by water. But only 1% of Earth's Water is drinkable. Each year the problems of access to water resources becomes more acute

>> The purest water is in Finland. According to UNESCO, the purest water is in Finland. In total 122 countries took part in research of fresh natural water.

>> The water has more than 3 states. Even at school all know that the water has 3 Form: liquid, solid and gaseous. However, scientists have identified 5 different states of water in liquid form, and 14 states in the frozen form.

>> Water as glass. What happens if you take the frozen pure water and continue cooling? With water there will be miraculous transformations. At minus 120 degrees Celsius water becomes highly viscous , and at temperatures below minus 135 degrees it becomes a "glass" water. "Glass" water - it is solid, in which there is no crystalline structure, as in the glass.

>> The water is basis of life. Water is the basis of life. All the living animal and vegetable substance composed of water: animals - 75%, fish - by 75%, jellyfish - up to 99%, potatoes - by 76%, apples - about 85%, tomatoes - 90%, cucumbers - 95 %, melons - by 96%. Even a human consists of water. 86% of water contained in the body of a newborn and up to 60% in the elderly.

>>The water is the carrier of disease. Water not only gives life, but may take it away. 85% of all diseases in the world is transmitted by water. Every year 25 million people die from these diseases.

>> People dies without water. If a human loses 2% of water from the mass of his body, then he will feel strong thirst. If the percentage of lost water increase to 10, then the person will begin hallucinating. At loss in 12 % the person cannot be restored without the aid of the doctor. At loss in 20 % the person dies.

>> Water as a diet. By means of water it is possible to struggle with excess weight. If to drink only water, it is possible to lower the general caloric content of a diet sharply.

>> Water for healthy heart . Water helps to lower probability of heart attack. During researches scientists have found out that those people who drink about six glasses of water in day, are less subject to risk of the stroke unlike those who drinks only two glasses.

>> 35 tons of water for life. Without water the person can live not long. The requirement for water is the second after oxygen. Without meal the person can live about six weeks, and without water – five-seven days. The person drinks approximately 35 tons of the water for all life.

>> Water is the most expensive. Water can be free, and can be very expensive. The most expensive water in the world is on sale in Los Angeles. Manufacturers pack a precious liquid with the balanced taste and value ph in bottles with pastes "Swarovski". There Is such water 90$ for 1 liter.

>>There is a water which burns.There is also a dangerous water. So, for example, in Azerbaijan there is a water in which it is a lot of methane, therefore it can light up if to bring to it a match. And in Sicily in one of lakes there are underwater sources of acid which poison all water in this reservoir.

>>Protein in water. Sea water – rather nutritious substance. In 1 cubic sm of such water contains 1.5 г protein and other substances

100,000 monks praying for peace

Amazing view !!

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We Need Drinking Water and Not Coke & Pepsi in Rural India

The topic for today's discussion is "We need drinking water not pepsi and coke in rural India. " I would like to start the discussion by saying, "Water is life!". Life without water in unimaginable. Each and every minute task of our day to day life requires water in some or the other form. Hence water is a fundamental need of life.

Coming to the rural India, I find it quite amusing that even in a small hamlet in our country we could find a Cool Drink shop near the bus stand but we see women and children travelling long distances, in scorching heat, to get just a pot of drinking water. It has been found out that on an average, an Indian has to walk 3 km to get some drinking water. As always, averages conceal the reality of life.

So I would strongly suggest that we should collectively work towards procuring and making drinking water available to every nook and corner of our country. 

The Government has to provide basic facilities like water plants instead of giving permission to belt shops. No one can live without water but one can live without soft drinks like coke, pepsi.

A Concept For Future Aircrafts

Shabtai Hirshberg is an innovator who has done a great work in making up a design and subsequently writing a thesis over future commercial aircrafts. He has intelligently considered the design, comfort, fuel saving and greener environment for the future aircraft concept.

According to current predictions we will be having a 100% increase in flights by the end of 2030. Airlines are also well aware of the rising prices of fuel, and according to an estimate most of them will cut back the luxuries and increase passenger capacities since the business is becoming less profitable.

The new designed Shabtai Hirshberg commercial plane fits perfect in these circumstances since it reduces the fuel costby 30%. This newly designed aircraft can also be landed on water as well as land. The streamlined shaped body and great efficiency of features makes it a brilliant choice for future. The designer has ambitiously worked with aeronautical engineers to come up with optimized use of technology, material, propulsion and other features.

our Brain, By the Numbers

100: Number, in billions, of neurons in a human brain

100: Estimated number, in terabytes, of information it can store

1: Number, in terabytes, of information a typical desktop computer can store

2: Percentage of the body’s weight represented by the brain

20: Percentage of the body’s energy used by the brain

95: Number of diagnoses in the 1952 DSM-I, the first edition of psychiatry’s manual for diagnosing mental illnesses

283: Number of diagnoses in the 2011 DSM-IV-TR, the most recent edition

303: Highest number of random digits memorized at the 2012 USA Memory Championship, a record

10: Approximate percentage drop, in one study, in the accurate recall of random letters as a result of chewing gum

50: Percentage of times that human volunteers successfully recalled a sequence of five numbers presented briefly on a computer screen

80: Percentage of times that a chimpanzee named Ayumu succeeded at the same task

Thursday, 28 June 2012

10 Interesting Facts about Human Eyes

1) Eyes are composed of more than 2 million working parts

2) The average person blinks 12 times per minute - about 10,000 blinks in an average day

3) Eyes can process 36,000 bits of information every hour.

4) Only 1/6th of the eyeball is exposed to the outside world

5) Eyelashes have an average life span of 5 months.

6) The eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams.

7) Your eye will focus on about 50 things per second.

8) About half of our brain is involved in the seeing process. Humans are very much visual animals.

9) Under the right conditions, the human eye can see the light of a candle at a distance of 14 miles.

10) The external muscles that move the eyes are the strongest muscles in the human body for the job that they have to do. They are 100 times more powerful thanthey need to be.

did you know?? 2.5 terabits of information per second

How powerful is your wireless system? Can it smoothly transfer 4 movies at the same time or can it simultaneously stream loaded music files? Sounds crazy? Well, there is a Wi-Fi that can seamlessly do all of that and much more. A set of Israeli and American scientists have been working on a new way to transmit data wirelessly. The good news is that they can now transfer a scorching 2.5 terabits of information per second.

This wireless system is almost 8,000 times faster than your fastest wired home Internet connection that can only manage up to 300Mbps. Literally, the output is the same as transmitting seven full Blu-ray movies per second.

Nectar for Males... Blood for Females

Everyone knows that only female mosquitoes bites humans and drinks their blood. Doing so, they also transmit malaria, a fatal disease. Although male mosquitoes are much bigger than females, they are not harm full for humans, becuase they are nectar feeders. Since certain proteins are needed for reproduction, female mosquito uses blood to produce eggs. There is actually a species of mosquitoes that never drinks blood. Those are Toxorhynchites mosquitoes.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

50 Amazing but useless facts

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.
Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.

Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions!

What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.

"Almost" is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

"Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.

In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off!

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

There is a city called Rome on every continent.

It's against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland!

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!

Horatio Nelson, one of England's most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.

The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London.

Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.

Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, everytime you breathe!

The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump!

One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!

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.

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!

The present population of 5 billion plus people of the world is predicted to become 15 billion by 2080.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.

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.

Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."

Coca-Cola would be green if colouring weren’t added to it.

On average a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute.

More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

More people are allergic to cow's milk than any other food.

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' heads enables it to see all four feet at all times!

The six official languages of the United Nations are: English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

You're born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.

Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food!

Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is 9000 years old!

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.

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.

Slugs have 4 noses.

Owls are the only birds that can see the colour blue

A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

The average person laughs 10 times a day!

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain

One of these amazing, but useless facts is false. Do you know which one?

50 most romantic things to do with your Girlfriend / Boyfriend

1. Watch the sunset together.

2. Whisper to each other.

3. Cook for each other.

4. Walk in the rain.

5. Hold hands.

6. Buy gifts for each other.

7. Roses.

8. Find out their favorite cologne/perfume and wear it every time you're together.

9. Go for a long walk down the beach at midnight.

10. Write poetry for each other

11. Hugs are the universal medicine.

12. Say I love you, only when you mean it and make sure they know you mean it.

13. Give random gifts of flowers/candy/poetry etc.

14. Tell her that she's the only girl you ever want. Don't lie.

15. Spend every second possible together.

16. Look into each other's eyes.

17. Very lightly push up her chin, look into her eyes, tell her you love her, and kiss her lightly.

18. When in public, only flirt w/ each other.

19. Put love notes in their pockets when they aren't looking.

20. Buy her a ring.

21. Sing to each other.

22. Always hold her around her hips/sides.

23. Take her to dinner and do the dinner for two deal.

24. Spaghetti? (Ever see Lady and the Tramp?)

25. Hold her hand, stare into her eyes, kiss her hand and then put it over our heart.

26. Dance together.

27. Let your girl fall asleep with her head in your lap. (It looks real cute)

28. Do cute things like write I love you in a note so that they have to look in a mirror to read it.

29. Make excuses to call them every 5 minutes

30. Even if you are really busy doing something, go out of your way to call and say I love you.

31. Call from your vacation spot to tell them you were thinking about them. 32. Remember your dreams and tell her about them.

33. Always tell her how pretty she looks.

34. Tell each other your most sacred secrets/fears.

35. Be Prince Charming to her parents. (Brownie Points)

36. Brush her hair out of her face for her.

37. Hang out with his/her friends. (more brownie points)

38. Go to church/pray/worship together.

39. Take her to see a romantic movie and remember the parts she liked.

40. Learn from each other and don't make the same mistake twice.

41. Describe the joy you feel just to be with him/her.

42. Make sacrifices for each other.

43. Really love each other, or don't stay together.
44. Let there never be a second during any given day that you aren't; thinking about them, and make sure they know it.

45. Love yourself before you love anyone else.

46. Learn to say sweet things in foreign languages.

47. Dedicate songs to them on the radio.

48. Fall asleep on the phone with each other.

49. Stand up for them when someone talks trash.

50. Never forget the kiss goodnight. And always remember to say, "Sweet dreams."

Amazing Facts about Women


Ladies please forgive me if anything rude.......and guys just keep this in mind...
~ Women brush their hair before bed.

~ Women are paid less than men, except for one field: Modelling.

~ Women never have anything to wear. Don't question the racks of clothes in the closet; you 'just don't understand'.

~ Women need to cry. And they won't do it alone unless they know you can hear them.

~ Women will always ask questions that have no right answer, in an effort to trap you into feeling guilty.

~ Women need to feel like there are people worse off than they are. That's why soap operas and Oprah Winfrey-type shows are so successful.

~ Women always go to public restrooms in groups. It gives them a chance to gossip.

~ Women do not know anything about cars. 'Oil-stick, oil doesn't stick?'

~ Women love to talk. Silence intimidates them and they feel a need to fill it, even if they have nothing to say.

~ Women hate bugs. Even the strong-willed ones need a man around when there's a spider or a wasp involved.

~ Women can't keep secrets. They eat away at them from the inside. And they don't view it as being untrustworthy, providing they only tell two or three people.

~ Women love to shop. It is the one area of the world where they feel like they're actually in control.

~ Women especially love a bargain. The question of 'need' is irrelevant; so don't bother pointing it out. Anything on sale is fair game.

~ Women never understand why men love toys. Men understand that they wouldn't need toys if women had an 'on/off' switch.

~ Women love cats. Men say they love cats, but when women aren't looking, men kick cats.

~ Women have better restrooms. They get the nice chairs and red carpet. Men just get a large bowl to share.

~ The average number of items in a typical woman's bathroom is 437. A man would not be able to identify most of these items.

~ Women don't understand the appeal of sports. Men seek entertainment that allows them to escape reality. Women seek entertainment that reminds them of how horrible things could be.

~ Women can't refuse to answer a ringing phone, no matter what she's doing. It might be the lottery calling.

~ If a man goes on a seven-day trip, he'll pack five days worth of clothes and will wear some things twice; if a woman goes on a seven day trip she'll pack 21 outfits because she doesn't know what she'll feel like wearing each day.

~ Women keep three different shampoos and two different conditioners in the shower. After a woman showers, the bathroom will smell like a tropical rain forest.

~ Women are never wrong. Apologizing is the man's responsibility, 'It's there in the Bible'. Hmmm, who was it that gave Adam the apple?

50 Amazing Earth Facts to Know - Part I

We live on a sphere of extremes and oddities. In fact it's not really a sphere, but it is a wild planet, mottled with deadly volcanoes, rattled by killer earthquakes, drenched in disastrous deluges. But do you know which were the worst?

Some of Earth's valleys dip below sea level. Mountains soar into thin air. Can you name the lowest spot? The tallest peak? Do you know how far it is to the center of the planet or what's there?

Where are the planet's hottest, coldest, driest and windiest places?

The following list of Earth's extremes and other amazing facts is presented in Q&A format, so you can cover the answers to test your knowledge of the home planet.

1. What is the hottest place on Earth?

Count one wrong if you guessed Death Valley in California. True enough on many days. But El Azizia in Libya recorded a temperature of 136 degrees Fahrenheit (57.8 Celsius) on Sept. 13, 1922 -- the hottest ever measured. In Death Valley, it got up to 134 Fahrenheit on July 10, 1913.

2. And the coldest place around here?
Far and away, the coldest temperature ever measured on Earth was -129 Fahrenheit (-89 Celsius) at Vostok, Antarctica, on July 21, 1983.

3. What makes thunder?

If you thought, "Lightning!" then hats off to you. But I had a more illuminating answer in mind. The air around a lightning bolt is superheated to about five times the temperature of the Sun. This sudden heating causes the air to expand faster than the speed of sound, which compresses the air and forms a shock wave; we hear it as thunder.

4. Can rocks grow?

Yes, but observing the process is less interesting than watching paint dry. Rocks called iron-manganese crusts grow on mountains under the sea. The crusts precipitate material slowly from seawater, growing about 1 millimeter every million years. Your fingernails grow about the same amount every two weeks.

5. How much space dust falls to Earth each year?

Estimates vary, but the USGS says at least 1,000 million grams, or roughly 1,000 tons of material enters the atmosphere every year and makes its way to Earths surface. One group of scientists claims microbes rain down from space, too, and that extraterrestrial organisms are responsible for flu epidemics. There's been no proof of this, and I'm not holding my breath.

6. Where is the world’s highest waterfall?

The water of Angel Falls in Venezuela drops 3,212 feet (979 meters).

7. Is Earth a sphere?
Because the planet rotates and is more flexible than you might imagine, it bulges at the midsection, creating a sort of pumpkin shape. The bulge was lessening for centuries but now, suddenly, it is growing, a recent study showed. Accelerated melting of Earth's glaciers is taking the blame for the gain in equatorial girth.

8. What would a 100-pound person weigh on Mars?
The gravity on Mars is 38 percent of that found on Earth at sea level. So a 100-pound person on Earth would weigh 38 pounds on Mars. Based on NASA's present plans, it'll be decades before this assumption can be observationally proved, however.

9. What is the largest volcano?

The Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii holds the title here on Earth. It rises more than 50,000 feet (9.5 miles or 15.2 kilometers) above its base, which sits under the surface of the sea. But that's all volcanic chump change. Olympus Mons on Mars rises 16 miles (26 kilometers) into the Martian sky. Its base would almost cover the entire state of Arizona.

10. What was the deadliest known earthquake?
The world’s deadliest recorded earthquake occurred in 1557 in central China. It struck a region where most people lived in caves carved from soft rock. The dwellings collapsed, killing an estimated 830,000 people. In 1976 another deadly temblor struck Tangshan, China. More than 250,000 people were killed.

11. What was the strongest earthquake in recent times?

A 1960 Chilean earthquake, which occurred off the coast, had a magnitude of 9.6 and broke a fault more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) long. An earthquake like that under a major city would challenge the best construction techniques.

12. What is the highest mountain?

Climbers who brave Mt. Everest in the Nepal-Tibet section of the Himalayas reach 29,035 feet (nearly 9 kilometers) above sea level. Its height was revised upward by 7 feet based on measurements made in 1999 using the satellite-based Global Positioning System.

13. Where is the lowest dry point on Earth?

The shore of the Dead Sea in the Middle East is about 1,300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Not even a close second is Bad Water in Death Valley, California, at a mere 282 feet below sea level.

14. What is the longest river?

The Nile River in Africa is 4,160 miles (6,695 kilometers) long.

15. What's the driest place on Earth?

A place called Arica, in Chile, gets just 0.03 inches (0.76 millimeters) of rain per year. At that rate, it would take a century to fill a coffee cup.

16. What causes a landslide?

Intense rainfall over a short period of time can trigger shallow, fast-moving mud and debris flows. Slow, steady rainfall over a long period of time may trigger deeper, slow-moving landslides. Different materials behave differently, too. Every year as much as $2 billion in landslide damage occurs in the United States. In a record-breaking storm in the San Francisco area in January 1982, some 18,000 debris flows were triggered during a single night! Property damage was over $66 million, and 25 people died.

17. Do things inside Earth flow?

You bet. In fact, scientists found in 1999 that molten material in and around Earth's core moves in vortices, swirling pockets whose dynamics are similar to tornadoes and hurricanes. And as you'll learn later in this list, the planet's core moves in other strange ways, too.

18. What is the wettest place on Earth?

Lloro, Colombia averages 523.6 inches of rainfall a year, or more than 40 feet (13 meters). That's about 10 times more than fairly wet major cities in Europe or the United States.

19. Is air mostly oxygen?

Earth's atmosphere is actually about 80 percent nitrogen. Most of the rest is oxygen, with tiny amounts of other stuff thrown in.

20. What is the highest waterfall in the United States?
Yosemite Falls in California is 2,425 feet (739 meters).
21. What percentage of the world’s water is in the oceans?

About 97 percent. Oceans make up about two-thirds of Earth's surface, which means that when the next asteroid hits the planet, odds are good it will splash down.

22. Which two landmasses contain the vast majority of the Earth’s fresh water supply?

Nearly 70 percent of the Earth's fresh-water supply is locked up in the icecaps of Antarctica and Greenland. The remaining fresh-water supply exists in the atmosphere, streams, lakes, or groundwater and accounts for a mere 1 percent of the Earth's total.

23. Which of the Earth’s oceans is the largest?

The Pacific Ocean covers 64 million square miles (165 million square kilometers). It is more than two times the size of the Atlantic. It has an average depth of 2.4 miles (3.9 kilometers).
24. How much surface area does Earth contain?

There are 196,950,711 square miles (510,100,000 square kilometers).

25. What is the largest lake in the world?

50 Amazing Earth Facts to Know - Part II

25. What is the largest lake in the world?
By size and volume it is the Caspian Sea, located between southeast Europe and west Asia.

26. What three countries have the greatest number of historically active volcanoes?

The top three countries are Indonesia, Japan, and the United States in descending order of activity.
27. How many people worldwide are at risk from volcanoes?

As of the year 2000, USGS scientists estimated that volcanoes posed a tangible risk to at least 500 million people. This is comparable to the entire population of the world at the beginning of the seventeenth century!

28. Does all of Earth spin at the same rate?

The solid inner core -- a mass of iron comparable to the size of the Moon -- spins faster than the outer portion of the iron core, which is liquid. A study in 1996 showed that over the previous century, the extra speed caused the inner core to gain a quarter-turn on the planet as a whole. So the inner core makes a complete revolution with respect to the rest of Earth in about 400 years. Immense pressure keeps it solid.
29. How much of the Earth’s land surface is desert?

About one-third.

30. What's the deepest place in the ocean?

The greatest known depth is 36,198 feet (6.9 miles or 11 kilometers) at the Mariana Trench, in the Pacific Ocean well south of Japan near the Mariana Islands.
31. How much fresh water is stored in the Earth?

More than two million cubic miles of fresh water is stored in the planet, nearly half of it within a half-mile of the surface. Mars, too, appears to have a lot of water near its surface, but what's been detected so far is locked up as ice; nobody has estimated how much might be there.
32. How old is Earth?

Our planet is more than 4.5 billion years old, just a shade younger than the Sun. Recent evidence actually shows that Earth was formed much earlier than previously believed, just 10 million years after the birth of the Sun, a stellar event typically put at 4.6 billion years ago.
33. What is the world’s largest desert?

The Sahara Desert in northern Africa is more than 23 times the size of southern California’s Mojave Desert. [Several readers have e-mailed to suggest that arid Antarctica technically tops this category; true, some researchers put it there, but most lists of deserts don't include it.]
34. What is the world’s deepest lake?

Lake Baikal in the south central part of Siberia is 5,712 feet (1.7 kilometers) deep. It's about 20 million years old and contains 20 percent of Earth's fresh liquid water.
35. What is the origin of the word "volcano"?

It derives from Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.

36. What is the total water supply of the world?

The total water supply of the world is 326 million cubic miles (1 cubic mile of water equals more than 1 trillion gallons).

37. What is the world’s largest island?
Greenland covers 840,000 square miles (2,176,000 square kilometers). Continents are typically defined as landmasses made of low-density rock that essentially floats on the molten material below. Greenland fits this description, but it's only about one-third the size of Australia. Some scientists call Greenland an island, others say it's a continent.
38. What volcano killed the most people?

The eruption of Tambora volcano in Indonesia in 1815 is estimated to have killed 90,000 people. Most died from starvation after the eruption, though, because of widespread crop destruction, and from water contamination and disease.
39. Is ice a mineral?

Yes, ice is a mineral and is formally described as such in Dana's System of Mineralogy.

40. What is the longest mountain chain on Earth?

The Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which splits nearly the entire Atlantic Ocean north to south. Iceland is one place where this submarine mountain chain rises above the sea surface.
41. How much gold has been discovered worldwide to date?

More than 193,000 metric tons (425 million pounds). If you stuck it all together, it would make a cube-shaped, seven-story structure that might resemble one of Donald Trump's buildings. First you'd have to find all those rings that have gone down the drain.
42. What are the two major gold-producing countries?

South Africa produces 5,300 metric tons per year, and the United States produces more than 3,200 metric tons.
43. On average, how much water is used worldwide each day?

About 400 billion gallons.

44. What is the highest, driest, and coldest continent on Earth?

That would be Antarctica.

45. Where are the oldest rocks on Earth found?

Since the ocean floor is being continually regenerated as the continental plates move across the Earth’s surface, the oldest rocks on the ocean floor are less than 300 million years. In contrast, the oldest continental rocks are 4.5 billion years old.

46. What percentage of the world’s fresh water is stored as glacial ice?

About 70 percent. And if you had to replace it all, you'd need 60 years of the entire globe's rainfall, and then you'd have to figure out a way to freeze it all.

47. How much volcanic ash can fall in a day?

I can only give an example. During the 9-hour period of most vigorous activity on May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens dumped more than 540 million tons of ash over an area of more than 22,000 square miles (56,980 square kilometers). It was the most destructive volcanic eruption known to occur in the United States. Fifty-seven people were killed by the eruption including USGS scientist Dr. David Johnston, who was at a monitoring site 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the volcano. An estimated $1 billion damage was caused by the eruption, through mudflows and landslides as well as what fell from the sky.
48. What are the most extreme locations in the United States, compass-wise?
This one is a bit tricky, and as it turns out three or even four of the answers may catch you off guard. The westernmost point is the aptly named West Point of Amatignak Island, Alaska. The northernmost point is Point Barrow, Alaska. The southernmost point is the southern tip of the island of Hawaii. The easternmost point -- go ahead, take a guess! -- is Pochnoi Point at Semisopochnoi, Alaska. Huh? Look at a world map. The tip of the Aleutian Islands lies on the other side of the 180-degree longitude line --- the International Dateline -- putting Pochnoi Point barely but officially in the Eastern Hemisphere.

49. If you were to arrange Earth, the Moon and Mars like Matryoshka nesting dolls, how would they be ordered?

Mars would nest inside Earth, and the Moon would fit neatly inside Mars. Earth is about twice as big as Mars, which is about twice as big as the Moon.
50. Will Earth always be here?

Astronomers know that over the next few billion years, the Sun will swell so large as to envelop Earth. If we're still here, we'll probably fry and the planet will be vaporized. There's a chance, however, that the changing mass of the Sun will cause Earth to move into a more distant and pleasant orbit. One mathematical calculation shows it would be theoretically possible for humans to engineer such a move before it's too late.

Funny Leave Applications - $Amazing$

This is a collection of leave letters and applications written by people in various places of India..
Its really Cool man!! It made me laugh I hope make you smile atleast!!

1. Infosys, Bangalore: An employee applied for leave as follows: Since I have to go to my village to sell my land along with my wife, please sanction me one-weekleave.

2. This is from Oracle Bangalore: From an employee who was performing the "mundan" ceremony of his 10 year old son: "as I want to shave my son's head, please leave me for two days.."

3. Another gem from CDAC. Leave-letter from an employee who was performing his daughter's wedding: "as I am marrying my daughter, please grant a week's leave.."

4. From H.A.L. Administration dept: "As my mother-in-law has expired and I am only one responsible for it, please grant me 10 days leave."

5. Another employee applied for half day leave as follows: "Since I've to go to the cremation ground at 10 o-clock and I may not return, please grant me half day casual leave"

6. An incident of a leave letter "I am suffering from fever, please declare one day holiday."

7. A leave letter to the headmaster: "As I am studying in this school I am suffering from headache. I request you to leave me today"

8. Another leave letter written to the headmaster: "As my headache is paining, please grant me leave for the day."

9. Covering note: "I am enclosed herewith..."

10. Another one:"Dear Sir: with reference to the above, please refer to my below..."

11. Actual letter written for application of leave:"My wife is suffering from sickness and as I am her only husband at home I may be granted leave".

12. Letter writing: -"I am in well here and hope you are also in the same well."

13. A candidate's job application: "This has reference to your advertisement calling for a ' Typist and an Accountant - Male orFemale'... As I am both(!! ) for the past several years and I can handle both with good experience, Iam applying for the post.

I Love You in 100 Languages

How to say I Love You in 100 Languages!!!

English - I love you
Afrikaans - Ek het jou lief
Albanian - Te dua
Arabic - Ana behibek
Armenian - Yes kez sirumen
Bambara - M'bi fe
Bangla - Aamee tuma ke bhalo aashi
Belarusian - Ya tabe kahayu
Bisaya - Nahigugma ako kanimo
Bulgarian - Obicham te
Cambodian - Soro lahn nhee ah
Cantonese Chinese - Ngo oiy ney a
Catalan - T'estimo
Cheyenne - Ne mohotatse
Chichewa - Ndimakukonda
Corsican - Ti tengu caru (to male)
Creole - Mi aime jou
Croatian - Volim te
Czech - Miluji te
Danish - Jeg Elsker Dig
Dutch - Ik hou van jou
Esperanto - Mi amas vin
Estonian - Ma armastan sind
Ethiopian - Afgreki'
Faroese - Eg elski teg
Farsi - Doset daram
Filipino - Mahal kita
Finnish - Mina rakastan sinua
French - Je t'aime, Je t'adore
Gaelic - Ta gra agam ort
Georgian - Mikvarhar
German - Ich liebe dich
Greek - S'agapau
Gujarati - Hoo tane prem karoo choo
Hiligaynon - Palangga ko ikaw
Hawaiian - Aloha wau ia oi
Hebrew - Ani ohev otah (to female)
Hebrew - Ani ohev et otha (to male)
Hindi - Hum Tumhe Pyar Karte hae
Hmong - Kuv hlub koj
Hopi - Nu' umi unangwa'ta
Hungarian - Szeretlek
Icelandic - Eg elska tig
Ilonggo - Palangga ko ikaw
Indonesian - Saya cinta padamu
Inuit - Negligevapse
Irish - Taim i' ngra leat
Italian - Ti amo
Japanese - Aishiteru
Kannada - Naanu ninna preetisuttene
Kapampangan - Kaluguran daka
Kiswahili - Nakupenda
Konkani - Tu magel moga cho
Korean - Sarang Heyo
Latin - Te amo
Latvian - Es tevi miilu
Lebanese - Bahibak
Lithuanian - Tave myliu
Malay - Saya cintakan mu / Aku cinta padamu
Malayalam - Njan Ninne Premikunnu
Mandarin Chinese - Wo ai ni
Marathi - Me tula prem karto
Mohawk - Kanbhik
Moroccan - Ana moajaba bik
Nahuatl - Ni mits neki
Navaho - Ayor anosh'ni
Norwegian - Jeg Elsker Deg
Pandacan - Syota na kita!!
Pangasinan - Inaru Taka
Papiamento - Mi ta stimabo
Persian - Doo-set daaram
Pig Latin - Iay ovlay ouyay
Polish - Kocham Ciebie
Portuguese - Eu te amo
Romanian - Te ubesk
Russian - Ya tebya liubliu
Scot Gaelic - Tha gra\dh agam ort Sign Language - ,\,,/ (represents position of fingers when signing'I Love You')
Serbian - Volim te
Setswana - Ke a go rata
Sindhi - Maa tokhe pyar kendo ahyan
Sioux - Techihhila
Slovak - Lu`bim ta
Slovenian - Ljubim te
Spanish - Te quiero / Te amo
Swahili - Ninapenda wewe
Swedish - Jag alskar dig
Swiss-German - Ich lieb Di
Tagalog - Mahal kita
Taiwanese - Wa ga ei li
Tahitian - Ua Here Vau Ia Oe
Tamil - Nan unnai kathalikaraen
Telugu - Nenu ninnu premistunnanu
Thai - Chan rak khun (to male)
Thai - Phom rak khun (to female)
Turkish - Seni Seviyorum
Ukrainian - Ya tebe kahayu
Urdu - mai aap say pyaar karta hoo
Vietnamese - Anh ye^u em (to female)
Vietnamese - Em ye^u anh (to male)
Welsh - 'Rwy'n dy garu
Yiddish - Ikh hob dikh

Classic Definitions & Amazing Meanings

Classic Definitions & Amazing Meanings:
1. Cigarette : A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end & a fool at the other.

2. Love affairs : Something like cricket where one-day internationals are more popular than a five day test.

3. Marriage : It's an agreement in which a man loses his bachelor degree and a woman gains her master.

4. Divorce : Future tense of marriage
5. Lecture : An art of transferring information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of the students without passing through "the minds of either".

6. Conference : The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.
7. Compromise : The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece.

8. Tears : The hydraulic force by which masculine will-power is defeated by feminine water-power.

9. Dictionary : A place where divorce comes before marriage and success before work.

10. Conference Room : A place where everybody talks, nobody listens & everybody disagrees later on.

11. Ecstasy : A feeling when you feel you are going to feel a feeling you have never felt before.

12. Classic : A book which people praise, but do not read.

13. Smile : A curve that can set a lot of things straight.

14. Office : A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life.

15. Yawn : The only time some married men ever get to open their mouth.
16. Etc. : A sign to make others believe that you know more than you actually do.

17. Committee : Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide that nothing can be done together.

18. Experience : The name men give to their mistakes.

19. Atom Bomb : An invention to end all inventions.

20. Philosopher : A fool who torments himself during life, to be spoken of when dead.
21. Diplomat : A person who tells you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.

22. Opportunist : A person who starts taking bath if he accidentally falls into a river.
23. Optimist : A person who while falling from Eiffel Tower says in midway "See I am not injured yet."

24. Pessimist :- A person who says that O is the last letter in ZERO, Instead of the first letter in word OPPORTUNITY.

25. Miser : A person who lives poor so that he can die rich.

26. Father : A banker provided by nature.

27. Criminal : A guy no different from the rest... except that he got caught.

28. Boss : Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early.
29. Politician : One who shakes your hand before elections and your Confidence after.

30. Doctor : A person who kills your ills by pills, and kills you with his bills.

Amazing Information

Did u know This...???

Q) What is the expansion of YAHOO?
A. Yet Another Hierarchy of Officious Oracle.

Q) What is the expansion of ADIDAS?
A. ADIDAS- All Day I Dream About Sports.

Q) Expansion of Star as in Star TV Network?
A. Satellite Television Asian Region.

Q) What is expansion of "ICICI?"
A. Industrial Credit and Investments Corporation of India.

Q) What does "baker's dozen" signify?
A. baker's dozen consists of 13 items - 1 more than the items in a normaldozen.

Q) The 1984-85 season. 2nd ODI between India and Pakistan at Sialkot- India210/3 with Vengsarkar 94*. Match abandoned. Why?
A. That match was abandoned after ppl heard the news of indira gandhi beingkilled.

Q) Who is the only man to have written the National Anthems for twodifferent countries?
A. Rabindranath Tagore who wrote national anthem for two differentcountries one is our 's National anthem and another one is forBangladesh-(Amar Sonar Bangla).

Q) From what four word ex-pression does the word `goodbye` derive?
A. Goodbye comes from the ex-pression: 'god be with you'.

Q) How was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu better known?
A. Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu is none other Mother Teresa.
Q) Name the only other country to have got independence on Aug 15th?
A. South Korea.

Q) Why was James Bond Associated with the Number 007?
A. Because 007 is the ISD code for Russia (or the USSR, as it was knownduring the cold war).

Q) Who faced the first ball in the first ever One day match?
A. Geoffrey Boycott
Q) Which cricketer played for South Africa before it was banned frominternational cricket and later represented Zimbabwe?
A. John Traicos

Q) The faces of which four Presidents are carved at Mt.Rushmore?
A. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and AbrahamLincoln.

Q) Which is the only country that is surrounded from all sides by only onecountry (other than Vatican)?
A. Lesotho surrounded from all sides by South Africa.

Q) Which is the only sport which is not allowed to play left handed?
A. Polo.

21 Suggestions for Success

They are really very good, and I think that everyone could benefit by them.
Enjoy them ...

1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90 of your happiness or misery.

2. Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent.

3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.

5. Be forgiving of yourself and others.

6. Be generous.

7. Have a grateful heart.

8. Persistence, persistence, persistence.

9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.

10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.

11. Commit yourself to constant improvement.

12. Commit yourself to quality.
13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power, or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.

14. Be loyal.

15. Be honest.

16. Be a self-starter.

17. Be decisive even if it means you'll sometimes be wrong.

18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.
19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did.

20. Take good care of those you love.

21. Don't do anything that wouldn't make your mom proud.

Amazing Tips - How to get a DATE

Step #1
The first impression. Before you approach a girl or women, you need to know a few obvious formalities. Be clean - be sure you are wearing attractive cologne, clean clothes, and fresh breath. Woman notice the smallest details, so bad breath or B.O . will be one of the first impressions of you and you don't want that. Depending on what kind of girl you want to go after, you should always wear clean, fitting clothes; stains or overlarge clothes are a indication of what kind of lifestyle you live and you want to give her the best impression possible. Right before you approach her, you should put your confident but not cocky and witty but not corny cap on because that is the next thing that girls will be attracted to after your looks.

Step #2
The Actual Date. Be a gentleman, open the door for her, take her coat and be considerate. This will be an indication to her that you care about her and that you know how to treat a woman. Take her out somewhere where both of you enjoy going. Having the same common interests is important in a relationship because you will be able to hold a conversation on a topic you and her agree on. This way you will avoid fights.

If you are taking her out somewhere to eat, split the price in half between the two of you since this is your first date. By doing this, she will realize that she is an equal to you. If she is one that is very 'high class', pay the bill but next time offer to split the bill because if you don't, she might think of you as 'the supplier'. Try to hold conversation and let her talk about herself.

Ask questions about her career, school or personality, woman love to talk about themselves, simply because they know themselves the best! Don't mumble, make sure to speak clearly because that might be a sign of an insecurity. If you guys have a conversation where both you of enjoy it, it is a sure way to make plans for your next date. Which brings me to my next point.

Step #3
Conclusion of the date. If she is smiling and giving good body language, you might be in for a next date. If you guys were different and different opinioned, it might be a sign to look for another girl. Ask her directly if she would like to go out with you again and if she is making excuses, she isn't interested, but if she responds positively, get her number and plan a next date.
So Guys NJoy ur Date
Good Luck

Amazing Facts about "The Domain Name Industry"

Here are some thought provoking, perhaps even amazing & unbelievable facts about the domain name industry - and they're all true!!

A single individual owns over 200,000 domain names!
This is an astonishing but true story: Dr. Lieven P. Van Neste owns well over 200,000 domain names. He has been in the media several times regarding his collection - and most recently has been making waves with his attempts to sell off his collection at truly fire-sale prices via Afternic and other third party brokers.

The highest publicly reported domain name earned the domain name's owner $7.5 million! was sold for $7,500,000 to eCompanies, a business incubator. The company promptly went out and secured over $60 million in venture capital funding, so all things are relative... Note that many sales, particularly high-value ones, go unreported - so this is only the highest publicly known sale.

Technically, you might also consider the $50 million paid by DotTV, inc. to the island nation of Tuvalu for the rights to the ".tv" top-level domain space as the most expensive domain name transaction ever!

There is a top-secret discussion board where key domain players exchange inside information!
For obvious reasons, I am not going to provide details! Let me just say this: the discussion board does exist, and it counts some of the most powerful domain name owners in the world (judging by their domain portfolios) among its members.

Every single 3-character .com domain name has long since been registered!

There are over 50,000 possible 3-character .com domain names (counting a-z, 0-9 and the "-" character). Every one of these has long since been registered; most 3-character .com domains fetch 3 to 4 figure prices at auction.

This is one of the most common questions surrounding domain names, asked on bulletin boards and in chat rooms with almost alarming regularity. The short answer is almost always: "Not as much as you think!" - but there is more to this issue than meets the eye.

Every single "all a's" domain name from to (63 characters) has been registered!
I have no idea who would want them, but every .com domain name from 1 to 63 characters long, consisting entirely of the letter "a", has been registered.

Can you understand this amazing sentences

You Think English is Easy???
1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present .
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let's face it - English is a crazy language.
There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, or meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all That is why, when the stars are out, they are visib le, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

PS. - Why doesn't "Buick" rhyme with "quick"

You lovers of the English language might enjoy this .
There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is "UP."
It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP ? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report ?

We call UP our friends. And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car. At other times the little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.

And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP . We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.

We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP , you may wind UP with a hundred or more. When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP.

When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes thingsUP.

When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dryUP.
One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP , for now my time is UP, so........... Time to shut UP.....! more thing:
What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you do at night? U-P

The Most Amazing 101 Romantic Ideas

1. Remember to say "I love you" and "I need you" often.
2. Walk hand in hand in the rain.
3. Write a love poem.
4. Call a radio station and dedicate a favorite song.
5. Write "I Love You" in lipstick or shaving cream on the mirror.
6. Hide love notes in a lunch box, briefcase or purse.
7. Make heart-shaped cinnamon toast for breakfast.
8. Place a love note in the personals section of the newspaper.
9. Take a carriage ride around the city.
10. Plan a surprise getaway.
11. Do your mate's household chores.
12. Write notes on future dates in their date book ("I love you," I miss you," etc.)
13. Make reservations at a favorite restaurant.
14. Let them choose the movie.
15. Give a foot massage.
16. Make a heart-shaped bookmark, and place it in their book.
17. Pop in a romantic music CD and slow dance.
18. Throw a just-because surprise party for two.
19. Buy a stuffed animal for your honey.
20. Read each other's horoscopes.
21. Make a list of the top 10 things you love about your partner.
22. Display it in a prominent place.
23. Tattoo your mate's name on your body.
24. Make an album or scrapbook of your favorite memories together.
25. Go camping together and only take one sleeping bag.
26. Send a mushy message in a bottle...a balloon...a sandwich...Cut out a silly cartoon that you know they'd enjoy.
27. Shower together.
28. Dim the lights, and snuggle together on the couch.
29. Be the first to say "I'm sorry" and kiss and make up.
30. Give each other a full-body massage.
31. Kiss every hour on the hour all day long.
32. Send a gift basket of indulgent items.
33. Write "I'm hot for you" in the steam on the bathroom mirror.
34. Ribbon wrap your bed with a big bow.
35. Fill up the gas tank of your partner's car.
36. Act like teenagers.
37. Maybe even pierce something!
38. Show up with a bouquet of flowers -- for no reason at all.
39. Play Scrabble® together, using as many "love" words as you can.
40. Run a warm bubble bath for your partner, with lots of lit candles.
41. Meet in the park for a picnic.
42. Hold hands.
43. Leave a trail of rose petals through the house, leading to a romantic candlelight dinner.
44. Make a donation in your mate's name to a special cause or charity.
45. Pick up their clothes from the floor -- without saying a word about it.
46. Watch an old black and white romantic movie and share a bowl of popcorn.
47. Reenact your first date.
48. Surprise your partner with tickets to a special event.
49. An unexpected hug can brighten any day.
50. Buy a silly, impromptu gift.
51. Send an email just to say "I'm thinking of you."
52. Bring home a balloon bouquet.
53. Serve breakfast in bed.
54. Make an ornament with a picture of both of you for the Christmas tree.
55. Play tag.
56. Wash and wax your partner's car, and leave a little note on the dashboard.
57. Plant a garden together.
58. Leave a mushy message on voicemail.
59. Stay at a hotel for the night, just because.
60. Make angels in the snow.
61. Every time you say "hello" or "goodbye", seal it with a hug and a kiss.
62. Take a drive in the country.
63. Spend the evening looking at the stars -- and make a wish together.
64. Cast a playful wink any time, anywhere.
65. Think up a list of silly little pet names for times when you're alone together.
66. Read poetry to each other.
67. Celebrate your half-birthdays together.
68. Put a picture of both of you in your wallet.
69. Buy that favorite book or CD for no reason at all.
70. Send a care package to work filled with treats like food, photos, candy, a love note, heart-shapedconfetti, etc.
71. Go out for the evening and tell people you're on your honeymoon.
72. Take a hike together and carve your initials in a tree.
73. Write a thank you note for all the things you take for granted.
74. Make a fire in the fireplace and roast marshmallows.
75. Tape your favorite TV show and spend the evening talking.
76. Do the dishes together, then apply hand lotion to each other's hands.
77. Write a love letter to your partner and cut it into jigsaw puzzle pieces.
78. Decide on secret signals and use them to communicate with each other in large groups of people.
79. Schedule a regular mid-week "date night" for just the two of you.
80. Do the laundry together.
81. Romance Theater Weekend: reenact each other's favorite love scene - hers on Friday, his on Saturday.
82. Call your partner at work and ask for a date.
83. Pretend you haven't seen each other for a month.
84. Act accordingly.
85. Send a written invitation to do something special.
86. Take turns reading to each other.
87. Stand outside the window and sing a romantic song.
88. Hide favorite candy in your partner's coat pockets.
89. Put a tape recording of your voice (saying anything) in the car stereo and turn it on so it plays when the car starts.
90. Go to a drive-in movie.
91. Get up to turn off the last light after you're both comfy-cozy in bed.
92. Hold each other tight during a thunderstorm.
93. Make a tape recording of favorite love songs.
94. Leave a bunch of bananas on the kitchen table with a note, "I go bananas over you!"
95. Hide love notes in a magazine.
96. Declare your undying love via a telegram.
97. Make a romantic dinner together, and serve it on your finest china.
98. Surprise your partner with a big kiss on the neck.
99. Share an ice cream cone.
100. Have a picnic on the living room floor.
101. Draw a silly picture of the two of you.

China's 'Sky Train’ chugging to Tibet – Its Amazing

You may call it the newest Wonder of the World, because it is awe-inspiring to watch. The Qinghai-Tibet Railway, which begins operation today, is like an iron dragon soaring on the Roof of the World. It is rightly called the "Sky Train." The 1,142-kilometer railway, which took four years to complete, is the last section of the 1,956-km Qingzang (Qinghai-Tibet) Railway from Xining to Lhasa, respectively the capital of Qinghai and Tibet. The first section, from Xining to Golmud, has been in operation since 1984.

Tickets for the inaugural run, from Beijing to Lhasa, were sold out a couple of hours after they were put for sale on Wednesday. For many people, the trip is one to Wonderland.

It is the world's highest railway. Most parts of the new track from Golmud to Lhasa are located more than 4,000 meters above sea level, with the highest points at 5,072 meters. Construction of the US$5.5 billion railway was difficult because of the formidable challenge of frozen tundra, thin air and environmental protection.

It's nothing short of a miracle that these problems were overcome. Now, Tibet, which sits on the roof of the world, is no longer an isolated Shangri-la. It is integrated into the rest of the world culturally, socially and economically. It is estimated that nearly 3,000 passengers will arrive in Lhasa each day by train equipped with sealed, oxygenated cars manufactured by Canada's Bombardier Inc. Tibet will never be the same with the operation of the Sky Train -- the first railway to one of China's Autonomous Regions.

It goes without saying that the railway will "hugely boost local development and benefit the local people," as Beijing claims, but it is also true that this strategically-situated region on mainland China's southwest border will come under closer and tighter control of Beijing. More Han people outside Tibet will move to the region dominated for centuries by Tibetans who had enjoyed de facto independence before its "liberation" in 1950 by Mao Zedong's People's Liberation Army.

"Sky Train" is not an ordinary railway. It is going to bring changes in Tibet that will benefit indigenous Tibetans. Beijing's influence over the region and its neighboring areas, including India, Nepal and Bhutan, will increase. India, in particular, could become a closer ally of China in a new world order following the rise of China and India.

Mainland China's infrastructure buildup in the past two decades is stunning. It took only four years to build the Sky Train, the new wonder of the world. Or look at the Three Georges Dam, which is bound to become another wonder on this planet. Or the 32.5 kilometer Donghai bridge near Shanghai, the world's longest sea-crossing bridge. New York Times' Pulitzer prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof has noted that the crane is everywhere in China and it has become the country's "national bird."

Here in Taiwan, there has been no significant construction project since the completion of the 10 Major Projects more than 20 years ago. Except, of course, the just-dedicated 12.9 km Snow Mountain Tunnel, which took 15 years to build. The situation in Taiwan today seems like the mainland's Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, while the mainland today is similar to Taiwan's in the 1970s when miracles were created one by one. It's sad to note that the situation is now reversed.

Amazing Rules of Flirting

Rules of Flirting...

Frankly speaking flirting is an art and you need special skills to master it. You do not have to be some beauty queen or a celebrity to make guys fall for you and go gaga over you. All you need is your gorgeous smile and few guaranteed flirting tips like the ones you'll find below to attract the opposite sex.

Rule 1 # Eyes have it all:
Look in the eyes with the person you're flirting with for a full five to six seconds, then smile and drop your gaze. Please don't stare at him and make him feel embarrassed. Just give him a soft smoldering look and look away. Do this at least three times in a ten to fifteen-minute period. This way you will make him know that you are interested and approachable.

Rule 2 # Smile:
Smiling is absolutely the most effective tool in your flirting toolbox. Psychology and body language experts agree that one of the most important things you can do to make yourself more attractive (and approachable) is to smile.

Rule 3 # Expose your neck:
One of the most winning flirting techniques a woman can use is the exposure of her neck. This can be done with a head tilt to one side, the classic hair flip or the over-the-shoulder glance. According to body language experts this asymmetrical position attracts attention, exposes your neck, and makes a woman very attractive and sexy. The over-the-shoulder move also sends a signal to your target that he is worth a second look.

Rule 4 # Lip Service:
Both men and women are subconsciously attracted to red, moist lips because they signal youth, sex and fertility. Always wear a red lipstick which not only gives your lips that youthful colour, but also makes your smile more visible and your teeth whiter. A super-shiny lip gloss can also give you an advantage, making your lips look moist and kissable.

Rule 5 # Focus, Focus, Focus:
Once you and your flirting target have started talking, use these tips to deepen the attraction. First, smile and maintain eye contact as you are speaking, and focus all of your attention on what he is saying. If you aren't listening then that shows that you are not interested. Smiling and laughing are crucial here - it's the quickest, easiest way to put another person at ease and make a connection. Finally, another effective flirting technique is low-level touching such as brushing the shoulder or elbow.

"We forget that forgiveness is greater than revenge. People make mistakes. We are allowed to make mistakes. But the actions we take while in a rage will haunt us forever."

Pause and ponder. Think before you act. Be patient. Forgive & forget. Love one
and all.

Never take some one for granted, Hold every person Close to your Heart because you might wake up one day and realise that you have lost a diamond while you were too busy collecting stones." Remember this always in life.
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