Monday, July 16, 2007

In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb".

Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.

You spend about 3 years of your life in the toilet.

Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

There are more chickens in the world than people.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king in history:
Spades - King David

Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs - Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321
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 causes.

Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?
A. One thousand

Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women.

Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
A. Honey

In Shakespeare' s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase...... ... " Good Night, sleep tight."

It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.

In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them "Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down." It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"

Many years ago in England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007


Solstice, from the Latin for sun stands still, in astronomy, either of the two points on the ecliptic that lie midway between the equinoxes (separated from them by an angular distance of 90°).

At the solstices the sun's apparent position on the celestial sphere reaches its greatest distance above or below the celestial equator, about 23 1/2° of arc. At the time of summer solstice, about June 22, the sun is directly overhead at noon at the Tropic of Cancer.

In the Northern Hemisphere the longest day and shortest night of the year occur on this date, marking the beginning of summer. At winter solstice, about December 22, the sun is overhead at noon at the Tropic of Capricorn; this marks the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. For several days before and after each solstice the sun appears to stand still in the sky, i.e., its noontime elevation does not seem to change from day to day.

Seasons for the Northern Hemisphere

  • Vernal Equinox: Mar. 20, 1:26 P.M. EST (18:26 UT*), Sun enters sign of Aries; spring begins.
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 8:26 A.M. EDT (12:26 UT*), Sun enters sign of Cancer; summer begins.
  • Autumnal Equinox: Sept. 23, 12:03 A.M. EDT (Sept. 23, 04:03 UT*), Sun enters sign of Libra; fall begins.
  • Winter Solstice: Dec. 21, 7:22 P.M. EST (Dec. 22, 00:22 UT*), Sun enters sign of Capricorn; winter begins.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

National Anthem of all Countries

This site is so easy to navigate and so much fun. Just click the letter of the country that you want to learn about then choose the country from the menu tree that drops down for that letter.
Not only can you learn the history of that country's anthem, but you can also listen to a .midi sound file, check out the lyrics, or view the sheet music, all which are downloadable.
However, the real gem of the section is the work put into the history of the anthems. Get ready to learn some interesting facts when you stop by.
If you want to know what was recently added or updated check out the What’s New link. If you want to find more information on anthems check out the Link’s section where you can, you guessed it, find links to other related sites.
They also have a Frequently Asked Question page where you can see some of the common questions that have already been answered on the site. You’ll find some great answers on anthems as a whole, such as how they got started, do all countries have them, etc.
Click here

Friday, May 18, 2007

LPG gas cylinder's expiry date.

Have U ever heard about LPG gas cylinder's expiry date.
How to find LPG cylinder's expiry date ?
Very important information.
Most of us do not know this.
Do you know that there is an expiry date (physical life) for LPG cylinders?
Expired Cylinders are not safe for use and may cause accidents. In this regard please be cautious at the time of accepting any LPG cylinder from the Vendor.
Here is how we can check the expiry of LPG cylinders:
On one of three side stems of the cylinder, the expiry date is coded alpha numerically as follows

A or B or C or D and some two digit number following

For e.g. A06.

The alphabets stand for quarters -
A for March (First Qtr),
B for June (Second Qtr),
C for Sept (Third Qtr), &
D for December (FourthQtr).
The digits stand for the year till it is valid.
Hence A06 would mean First qtr of 2006.

Share this message with everyone you know, your kind cooperation will save the life of many people and create awareness among the public.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

All about numericals

The numbers we all use always (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 8 , 9 and 0 ) are known as "ARABIC " numbers to distinguish them from the "Roman Numerals" (I, II, III, IV, V, etc). Actually the arabs popularized these numbers but they were originally used by the early Phoenician traders to count and keep track of their trading accounts.
Have you ever thought why ? 1 means "one", and 2 means "two"? The Roman Numerals are easy to understand but what was the logic behind the Phoenician numbers?

It's all about angles ! It's the number of angles. If one writes the numbers down (please see the figure) on paper in their older forms, one quickly sees why. Angles have been marked with "o"s.

For eg.
No 1 has one angle.
No 2 has two angles.
No 3 has three angles.
No. 4 has four angles
And so on……. and "0" has no angles

Did you know....

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

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

The average women consumes 6lbs of lipstick in her lifetime.

Only 7% of the population are left handed

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

A human brain weighs about 3lbs.

1/4 of the bones in your body are in your feet.

You blink over 10,000,000 times a year.

When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop ... Even your heart.

Koala and humans are the only animals with unique fingerprints.

The scent of apples and/or bananas can help you lose weight.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

On average a human will spend up to 2 weeks kissing in his or her lifetime A one-minute kiss burns 26 calories.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Why wedding ring should put on the fourth finger??

Why wedding ring should put on the fourth finger??

Thumb represents parents
Second finger represents brothers & sisters
Center finger represents own self
Fourth finger represents your partner
Last finger represents your children
Really interesting

Why wedding ring should put on the fourth finger??
Pls follow the below step, really god made this a miracle (this is from a Chinese excerpt)

Firstly, show your palm, center finger bend and put together back to back Secondly, the rest 4 fingers tips to tips

Game begins....follow the below arrangement,
5 finger but only 1 pair can split.

Try to open your thumb, the thumb represents parents, it can be open because all human does go thru sick and dead. Which are our parents will leave us one day.

Please close up your thumb, then open your second finger, the finger represent brothers and sisters, they do have their own family which is too they will leave us too.

Now close up your second finger, open up your little finger, this represent your children. Sooner or later they too will leave us for they got they own living to live.

Nevertheless, close up your little finger, try to open your fourth finger which we put our wedding ring; you will be surprise to find that it cannot be open at all. Because it represent husband and wife, this whole life you will be attach to each other.

Real love will stick together ever and forever. . ......... keep smiling

Video of Space Shuttle Discovery Launch