Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:19:49 PM
1. Forty percent of American adults cannot fill out a bank deposit slip correctly.
2. Women mature much faster than men.
3. Each year, around 24,000 Americans are bitten by rats!
4. If a native Hawaiian woman places the flower on her right ear, she is available. (The bigger the flower, the more desperate!)
5. In a lifetime, an average person walks the equivalent of 5 equators
6. Approximately 4 to 5% of the U.S. population has one or more clinically significant phobias in a given year. Specific phobias occur in people of all ages. The average age of onset for social phobia is between 15 and 20 years of age, although it can often begin in childhood.
7. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
8. Thrity-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
9. The average bra size today is 36C. Ten years ago it was 34B.
10. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
11. Babies cry but they don't produce tears until one to three months after birth.
12. Approximately 365 million people in the world have computers while half of the world's 6.5 billion population has never seen or used a telephone.
13. You share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world.
14. Women who are romance novel readers are reported to make love 74% more often with their partners than women who do not read romance novels.
15. Women have a slightly higher average IQ than men.
16. Women end up digesting most of the lipstick they apply.
17. Up to the age of six or seven months a child can breathe and swallow at the same time. An adult cannot do this.
18. The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
19. The name "Wendy" was made up for the book Peter Pan!
20. The Japanese commonly put ketchup on their rice.
21. The higher the income, the more likely an American man will cheat on his wife.
22. The average single man is one inch shorter than the average married man.
23. The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime
24. The average person laughs 13 times a day!
25. The average housewife walks 10 miles a day around the house doing her chores.
26. The average American/Canadian drinks about 600 sodas a year!
27. The average American eats at McDonalds more than 1,800 times in their life.
28. The average American consumes 9 pounds of food additives every year.
29. Someone on Earth reports seeing a UFO every three minutes.
30. Senegalese women spend an average of 17.5 hours a week just collecting water.
31. Roughly a quarter of the world's people live in China.
32. People with blue eyes are better able to see in the dark.
33. People who are lying to you tend to look up and to the left (their left).
34. People in parts of Western China put salt in their tea instead of sugar.
35. Over 98 percent of Japanese people are cremated after they die.
36. Over 50% of lottery players go back to work after winning the jackpot.
37. One in 500 humans has one blue eye and one brown eye.
38. On average, a person will spend about five years eating during his or her lifetime.
39. On average women can hear better than men.
40. Nearly 30% of female lottery winners hide their winning ticket in their bras.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 11:57:00 AM
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen
Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth.
Martin H. Fischer
To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.
Be nice to people on your way up because you'll need them on your way down.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 6:22:12 AM
1. Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.
2. Almost half the newspapers in the world are published in the United States and Canada!
3. 203 million dollars is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S.
4. In 2005, the US government spent on average over $20,000 for each household.
5. Saint Augustine, Florida, is the oldest European settlement in North America.
6. Singapore has only one train station.
7. Organized crime is estimated to account for 10% of the United States' national income.
8. Suicide is the leading cause of death among South Koreans in their 20s and 30s.
9. The United States consumes 25% of all the world's energy.
10. Iceland has the most Internet users per capita of any country in the world with over 86 percent of people using the Web, compared with only 69 percent of Americans.
11. Somalia, a north-African country, boasts the highest percentage growth of Internet users in the world going from a mere 200 in 2000 to 90,000 in 2007
12. Wyoming was the first state to allow women to vote.
13. Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!
14. Washington, D.C. has one lawyer for every 19 residents!
15. Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it's known as Tennessee!
16. Three Mile Island is only 2 1/2 miles long.
17. There is a town called Paradise and a town called Hell in Michigan!
18. There is a city called Rome on every continent.
19. There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones!
20. There are more female than male millionaires in the United States.
21. There are 10 towns named Hollywood in the United States.
22. There are 10 towns named Hollywood in the United States!
23. The Zip Code 12345 is assigned to General Electric in Schenectady, New York.
24. The University of Alaska stretches over 4 time zones.
25. The United States produces more tobacco than it does wheat.
26. The United States Postal Service handles over forty percent of the world's mail volume.
27. The United States has the highest minimum drinking age in the world.
28. The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.
29. The state of Wyoming is named after a valley in Pennsylvania.
30. The state of Florida is bigger than England.
31. The Pacific island of Nauru's economy is almost entirely based on bird droppings.
32. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado!
33. The Greek National anthem has 158 verses!
34. The country of Brazil is named after the brazil nut.
35. The city of Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world.
36. The Canary Islands were not named after a bird called the canary. They were named after a breed of dogs!
37. The average U.S. farm has 467 acres; the average Japanese farm has 3 acres.
38. Switzerland has the highest per-capita consumption of soft drinks in the world.
39. Sweden has more telephones per capita than any country on earth.
40. Streets in Japan do not have names.
Thursday, February 10, 2011 6:34:21 AM
Snake venom is ninety percent protein
Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature
Pizza Hut is the world's largest pizza restaurant serving close to 1.7 million pizzas a day
Beer foam will go down by licking your finger then sticking it in the beer
Those stars and colors you see when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes
A full-moon is nine times brighter than a half-moon
If all of the blood vessels in your body were placed end to end, they would stretch 12,000 miles
If you were to roll a lung from a human body and out flat it would be the size of a tennis court
Everyone's tongue print is different, like fingerprints
Two-thirds of the people in the world have not made a phone call
Contrary to popular belief, a swallowed chewing gum doesn't stay in the gut. It will pass through the system and be excreted
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket
The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts 3 naked men with their hands on each others shoulders
Earth is traveling through space at 660,000 miles per hour
In 1643, the British Parliament officially abolished the celebration of Christmas
Santa's Reindeers are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen
In 1875 the director of the US patent office resigned. He said that there was nothing left to invent
The Channel between England and France grows about 300 millimeters each year
The average person's field of vision encompasses a 200-degree wide angle
Offered a new pen to write with, 97% of all people will write their own name
On average, a person has two million sweat glands
Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.
The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples
97% of the earth's water is undrinkable
The Earth gets heavier each day by tons, as meteoric dust settles on it
All babies are color blind when they are born
Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old
14 million people were killed in World War I, 20 million died in flu epidemic in the years that followed
There are more than 40,000 characters in the Chinese script
Vision requires more brain power than the other four senses
On average, men are 40% muscle and 15% fat; women are 23% muscle and 25% fat
There are no public toilets in Peru
Urine and tears have the same basic ingredients
The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it's already been digested by a bee.
Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die.
Historically, a blue ribbon has been awarded for first prize
The motto of M-G-M movie studios is Art for Art's Sake
The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named "Volney"
It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it
The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.
The Mercedes-Benz motto is 'Das Beste oder Nichts' meaning 'the best or nothing'.
The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones.
There are more Rolls Royce cars in Hong Kong than anywhere else in the world
X-ray technology has shown there are 3 different versions of the Mona Lisa under the visible one
The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing.
It takes only about 8 minutes for the Space Shuttle to accelerate to a speed of more than 27,359 km/hour
Hydroponics is the technique by which plants are grown in water without soil
Time magazine named the computer its "Man of the Year" in 1982
Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a person from producing tears
Your left lung is smaller in size than your right lung, it is like that in order to make room for your heart.
Until babies are six months old, they can breathe and swallow at the same time
Male human brains are about 10 percent heavier than female brains
Before 1800 there were no separately designed shoes for right and left feet
The glossy look to lipstick comes from fish scales, which are iridescent
To find out if a watermelon is ripe, knock it, and if it sounds hollow then it is ripe
Honey is used as a center for golf balls and in antifreeze mixtures
The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'
Your body weight is lower at 9 A.M. than at any other time of the day
The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night
40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals
Without any greenhouse effect, Earth would be cold and lifeless with an average temp of 0.4ÂºF
The primary purpose of growing rice in flooded paddies is to drown the weeds surrounding the young seedlings. Rice can, in fact, be grown in drained areas
Not a single new livestock animal has been domesticated in the last 4,000 years
Bone China is so called because powdered animal bone is mixed with the clay to give it translucency and whiteness
The original reason for tablecloths was as a towel to wipe one's fingers and hands on after eating
Mount Everest moves approximately 2.4 inches (10 cm) in a Northeasterly direction every year
Mickey Mouse has four fingers on each hand
The bark of a redwood tree is fireproof. Fires that occur in a redwood forest take place inside the trees
Friday, February 4, 2011 10:15:42 AM
this is a collection of Royal Enfield Posters.
Friday, February 4, 2011 6:31:03 AM
Cookies & milk, tea & biscuits. These are pairs that should never be too far apart. With the adorable Face Mug, sold exclusively at Uncommon Goods, they don’t have to be. The mug’s hungry mouth cubby is perfect for holding sweet treats. So pick out your favorite combinations and start snacking.
Wearable Hummingbird Feeder
If for some reason you have a desire to get up close and personal with a hummingbird, this is something you need to see. This unusual feeder unit is built into a full face shield mask. Its bright colors are designed to look like red rhododendrons in order to attract the little guys. And it goes without saying that you’ll have to learn to sit very, very still if you hope to see any results.
Do you fantasize about falling asleep to you favorite tunes, but can’t disturb those around you? SleepPhones are just what you need to get a little lullaby action…or to block out some snoring. The audio headphones are embedded in a nice comfy headband. Developed by a doctor, the product is apparently safe enough to be worn all night long.
ChumBuddy Sleeping bag and Body Pillow
From designer Kendra Phillips “It’s a sleeping bag! It’s a stuffed toy! IT’S A SHARK! In an effort to make sharks (a very misunderstood animal that also happens to be one of my favorites) more cuddly, I designed and produced a prototype for the ChumBuddy. This 7 foot monster plush was 100% hand sewn (sewing machines hate me) from fleece and felt & contains about 30 lbs of poly-fill.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:54:00 PM
Mid 19th century England. The firm of George Townsend & Co. opened its doors in the tiny village of Hunt End, near the Worcestershire town of Redditch. A firm specializing in sewing needles and machine parts.
In the first flush of enterprise, flitting from one opportunity to another, they chanced upon the pedal-cycle trade. Little did they know then that it was the beginning of the making of a legend.
Soon, George Townsend & Co. was manufacturing its own brand of bicycles. And in 1893 its products began to sport the name ‘Enfield’ under the entity Enfield Manufacturing Company Limited with the trademark ‘Made Like a Gun’.
The marque was born.
The name Royal Enfield lived on with its full life, as Indian bought the denomination rights. However, in the year 1986, Raja Narayan, a civil servant from Britain created an Export arm for Royal Enfield India, and as of now, it’s the most famous model Bullet that is being marketed in Britain.
Thus, Royal Enfield claims to be the “world’s oldest motorcycle” still striving to stride well in the global as well as Indian market nevertheless been enticing Enfield enthusiasts but more importantly has become a benchmark standard for other bike manufacturers and still dedicating to the biking in the truest sense!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 10:50:05 AM
Again we have come with another tip to make your garden a distinct one in the community. Imagine small shapely vibrantly colored plants blooming in your garden with the fresh sunny morning at its backdrop. If the view inspires your mind then here is an interesting section for you.
There has been a fashion nowadays to plant a mixed border of flowers instead of making a flowerbed with the same type of flowers. The reason behind this trend is because nowadays there is an scarcity of space. So people are now more inclined to home shrub gardening. While thinking of the shrub garden the picture that come to mind is a heap of green leaves. But here we want to tell about flowering shrubs. The well-known flowering shrubs that bloom with vibrant colored flowers are crabapples, lilacs and hydrangeas. You can also make a flower shrub bed if there is enough space in your garden.
Crabapple - are blooming at its height either in spring or in fall. In spring the deep rosy flowers attracts the bees and in fall it is so fruitful that the beautiful birds like robins and mockingbirds make these trees their favorite hangout. During the other season it is a cool shade and also gives a pictorial view to the garden with its shapely structure.
There is a wide variety in this crabapples species. Some are abundant with beautiful flowers some with fresh leaves while others with luscious fruits. `Narragansett,' is a type of shrub plant in crabapple species, which is not easily infected by disease. The crab flowers later mature into fuits, which peep out bright, gold and orange leaves. Another type of flower among crabapple shrub plant is `Brandywine' which blooms with rose like flowers have a gentle essence and leaves have a burgundy shade in it, which changes to russet-orange during the fall.
Oakleaf hydrangeas (Hydrangea quercifolia)
It blooms in clusters that are shaped long grape like with serene white flowers, in the middle of summer. It also has rich green leaves of four to eight inches with a silver border on it slowly changing to some mild color of wine gives a heavenly picture to your garden.
This flower shrub plant need plenty of space as it grows about six feet tall and spreads before flowering into beautiful clusters. It also needs thoroughly drained soil fertile enough with the nutritious fertilizers.
Before growing shrubs at home make a thorough study of the flowering shrub plants and its requirements and plant them according to the suitable atmosphere.
Saturday, January 22, 2011 6:29:58 AM
When gardening is your hobby why not try out something adventurous in gardening. Here by adventurous gardening we mean to say winter gardening. It is really interesting to see fresh green leaves or tiny leaves coming out of stalks that too when the surrounding is loaded with snow.
Tips on plant care in winter
Time of plantation
The ideal time for planting the winter plants is late summer. As they get enough time to become strong to bear the merciless pangs of winter.
Plants grown in cold weather
If you have a warm greenhouse you can grow summer vegetables like tomato or squash in chill climate. For winter you can grow Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Collards, Brussel Sprouts and Cauliflower. You can both plant them in July and get the crops by late fall or if you want to grow them in winter sow them in September and see the results in winter or early spring. Similarly Garlic, Leeks also called as carefree crops that can be grown in the cold weather. In you are looking for the ingredients for your salad dish then you can grow Lettuce, Spinach, Mustard, Chard, Kale, Collards Beets and Carrots.
If you want to improve the soil or keep the weeds out of your garden you can plant cover crops. Some cover crops are planted in spring and others are in fall. Fava bean is the most common natural cover suitable for this cold weather.
Vegetables like Kale will survive without protection from the cold weather. Plants that need protection form the cold can be given by making a cold frame. You can buy a cold frame or make it yourself
Some vegetables such as Kale will survive in winter without any protection; others are more likely to survive if they are covered. You can make or buy a cold frame to protect crops. To make a cold frame, which is, a bell-shaped cover you have to
Bend some pipes of ½ or ¾ inch and put it on the top of a raised bed.
Cover the top of the pipes with clean plastic.
It can provide some protection to the plants from cold weather but it may not work in extreme cold.
The best winter garden fertilizer is compost and mulch. Compost provides minerals to the plant and mulch prevents the soil to freeze easily. You can also mix compost with the soil and sow your cold weather plants and seeds. Don't put too much artificial nitrogen fertilizer, as it will increase the plant growth. This new growth is very much affected when the temperature goes down. You can find the preparation of mulch in our other section. There is also a disadvantage on the application of mulch. It creates a warm moist environment that helps the slugs to grow.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 5:53:59 AM
Vaastu stands in Earth. Earth depends on water-water is balanced by Agni, Agni is controlled by air (either). Air movements are possible in Akasha. Similarly the Purusha - living beings. The body (earth) depends on the water, contents in the body balanced by the Agni (98.6 Degree in the body). Agni-heat is controlled by the air. Breathing which is possible only if we are having space (Akash) inside the human body. Human body is under gravitational rotational and magnetic influence of the nine Planets. In fact it is governed and controlled by all these nine planets. Therefore Vaastu called as Vaastu Purusha Mandala.
So the Vaastu and the building must be considered as a lively place and structure, became it will be having all the qualities and drawbacks of the earth so as in the Sourayudha. Vastu is in harmony with earth's magnetic properties. Now all the ingredients or parts of Sourayudham directs to the Sun, the face is to the centre of the Sourayudham i.e. Earth as a mass directs to or makes darshan to the Sun. Continents to its center Country to its center Similarly State, Village to their center. Therefore each Vaastu as whole in the village to the center of the village, but the part and places of the Vaastu direct to the center of the vast which is called the Nabhi or brahmasthram of Vaastu. If we consider one vaastu all the materials or contents facing towards the center of Vaastu which means whatever the West faces, East, South-North, West-East, North-South.
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