Sunday, February 17, 2008

12 rules for good hand-writing

1. Good writing is based on a pattern of ovals and parallel lines.

2. All small letters start at the top.

3. All the downstrokes are parallel.

4. All similar letters are the same height.

5. All downstrokes are equidistant.

6. The space between words is the width of the small letter o.

7. Ascenders and descenders are no more than twice the height of small letters, preferably less.

8. Capital letters are no higher than the ascenders, preferably less.

9. Lines of writing are far enough apart for ascenders and descenders not to touch.

10. Letters which finish at the top join horizontally.

11. Letters which finish at the bottom join diagonally.

12. Letters which finish on a stroke moving left, are best left unjoined.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

32 Strange Things You Couldn't have known

1. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

2. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus
every two weeks or it will digest itself.

3. The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne
will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom
of the glass to the top.

5. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and
cannot find a mate.

6. A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.

7. A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2".

8. During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red
car can be seen in the distance (and Heston's wearing
a watch).

9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong
parents daily! (That explains a few mysteries....)

10. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland
because he doesn't wear pants.

11. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out
during World War II were made of wood.

12. The number of possible ways of playing the first
four moves per side in a game of chess is

13. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme
with orange, purple and silver.

14. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter
Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before.

15. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on
Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the
Berlin Zoo.

16. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a
scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to
death. (Who was the sadist who discovered this??)

17. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to
s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. That's
the opposite of the norm.

18. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce
Springsteen's "Born in the USA."

19. The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

20. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old
English law which stated that you couldn't beat your
wife with anything wider than your thumb.

21. The first product Motorola started to develop was
a record player for automobiles. At that time, the
most known player on the market was Victrola, so they
called themselves Motorola.

22. Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.

23. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your
back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

24. Celery has negative calories. It takes more
calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has
in it to begin with.

25. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie
Chaplin look-alike contest.

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

27. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear

28. An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it
illegal for a woman to take more than three steps
backwards while dancing!

29. The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

30. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for
being the book most often stolen from public

31. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before
they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit
damages them.

32. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Three Most Powerful Words

The following three-word phrases can enrich every relationship. Read them; contemplate on them; and use them. They are very powerful.

I'll Be There

If you have ever had to call a friend in the middle of the night, to take a sick child to hospital, or when your car has broken down some miles from home, you will know how good it feels to hear the phrase " I'll be there. " Being there for another person is the greatest gift we can give. When we're truly present for other people, important things happen to them & us. We are renewed in love and friendship. We are restored emotionally and spiritually. Being there is at the very core of civility.

I Miss You

Perhaps more marriages could be saved & strengthened if couples simply & sincerely say to each other "I miss you." This powerful affirmation tells partners they are wanted, needed, desired & loved. Consider how ecstatic you would feel, if you received an unexpected phone call from your spouse in the middle of your workday, just to say "I miss you."

I Respect You / I Trust You

Respect and trust is another way of showing love. It conveys the feeling that another person is a true equal. If you talk to your children as if they were adults you will strengthen the bonds & become close friends. This applies to all interpersonal relationships

Maybe You're Right

This phrase is highly effective in diffusing an argument and restoring frayed emotions. The flip side to "maybe you're right" is the humility of admitting maybe "I'm wrong". Let's face it. When you have a heated argument with someone, all you do is cement the other person's point of view. They, or you, will not change their stance and you run the risk of seriously damaging the relationship between you. Saying "maybe you're right" can open the door to further explore the subject, in which you may then have the opportunity to get your view across in a more rational manner.

Please Forgive Me

Many broken relationships could be restored and healed if people would admit their mistakes and ask for forgiveness. All of us are vulnerable to faults and failures. A man should never be ashamed to own up that he has been in the wrong, which is saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.

I Thank You

Gratitude is an exquisite form of courtesy. People who enjoy the companionship of good, close friends are those who don't take daily courtesies for granted. They are quick to thank their friends for their many expressions of kindness. On the other hand, people whose circle of friends is severely constricted often do not have the attitude of gratitude.

Count On Me

A friend is one who walks in when others walk out. Loyalty is an essential ingredient for true friendship; it is the emotional glue that bonds people. Those that are rich in their relationships tend to be steady and true friends. When troubles come, a good friend is there indicating "you can count on me."

Let Me Help :p

The best of friends see a need and try to fill it. When they spot a hurt they do what they can to heal it. Without being asked, they pitch in and help.

Go For It

We are all unique individuals. Don't try to get your friends to conform to your ideals. Support them in pursuing their interests, no matter how weird they seem to you. Everyone has dreams, dreams that are unique to that person only. Support and encourage your friends to follow their dreams. Tell them to "go for it."

I Love You
Perhaps the most important three words that you can say. Telling someone that you truly love them satisfies a person's deepest emotional needs. The need to belong, to feel appreciated and to be wanted. Your spouse, your children, your friends and you, all need to hear those three little words "I love you."

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Shops in China !

A man went on a business to China and wanted to buy some gifts for his
kids. He went to a shop and found a nice looking CD player. Wary of
buying inferior goods, he asked the shopkeeper, 'What would happen if
this does not work?'

The shopkeeper quietly points to the only sign in English that reads,

Feeling assured, he paid for the CD player and returns to his hotel. He
tried to use the CD player after returning to the hotel but it would not
even switch on.

He quickly return to the shop and asked for a refund or an exchange for
another unit. When the shopkeeper refused to give either, the man
pointed to the sign assuring him of a guarantee.

The shopkeeper then said, 'Brother, you are in China, we read from the
right to the left' !

Sunday, February 10, 2008

5 ways to check if some one is lieing

1. Eye Contact
If a liar has a conscience, they will avoid eye contact with you; they may look down at the floor or glance at nothing in particular the moment they tell the lie. If a liar doesn't have a conscience, it will be harder to detect that you're being deceived. However, if a story fits together almost too well, if they look a little too sincere, watch out...

2. Sudden hand movements to hide the face
Another common sign involves the involuntary body movement of moving a hand up towards the face. In doing this, a lier is essentially attempting to cover their mouth almost as if it could hide the lie. Studies show that lying can cause a rise in blood pressure and this can cause facial flushing or even itching. The liar will instinctively move their hand to their face to hide the change.

3. Talking quickly
Liars will often tell their stories quickly in an effort to get it over with. They want to change subjects with little time for questions and hope that you won't notice any inconsistencies. Watch out for portions of a conversation that proceed rapidly and compare them to other parts of the discussion that you're having.

4. The avoidance of details
Liars tend to avoid revealing too much detail in order to protect themselves. A lie can be spun on and on, if the original details were vague enough, without too much danger of it catching the liar out. If you suspect someone of lying, ask for more details. Listen for inappropriate pauses in the conversation or a loss of train of thought. If the person is lying an increase in the number of "ums" and "ahs" will almost certainly indicate that they are thinking whilst talking...

5. Your instincts
This is often the most overlooked clue. If you feel like you're being lied to, you're most likely right. Don't ignore your feelings even if you think that you don't have enough evidence. If you know the person well, compare how they are acting at present to how they acted in the past. A desperate liar may even try to turn it all on you and make wild accusations ("Don't you trust me?" "Are you paranoid or something?" "You need help." "You're hurting me because you don't trust me.").

An honest person shouldn't have a problem with answering you if you're interested in their life.

Start checking ! ! !

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Award winning ads, but funny !

Save Trees - Trees Saves: -

Advertisement of the Year.......... Fevicol !!!!!! : -

An ad for karate school!: -

Power of Milk! : -

Hands free brushing - An idea to Chew! (Chewing Gum)

Music Power Demoed: -

Big Bazar Women's Day Celebrations....... They have gone.... what about

Monday, February 4, 2008

Gauss's Invention of the Formula

Do U know how Gauss arrived at the formula n(n+1)/2 to get the sum of n

Gauss was a very great mathematician who has contributed extensively to
the field of mathematic..

One day when he was doing 7th standard ...all his classmates were shouting in the class...

suddenly, the teacher came in and got so much irritated that he gave a
very tough punishment for them all....

The teacher wrote down a problem to find out the sum of "1+2+3+4+............10,0000".

When everybody started to work out this problem....

Mr. Gauss thought for a while and came up with the following Invention..


" 1 + 2 + 3 + 4+..............................................+N = S

(where S is the sum ) .............................Equation 1

N + (N-1) + (N-2) + (N-3 ) +............................................ + 1 = S (writing Equation 1in Reverse Order)...Equation 2

Adding the above two equations

(N+1)+ (N+1) + (N+1) + (N+1)+............................................ +(N+1) = 2S

equation 3

Now taking (N+1) outside as it is common to all the n terms, we get

(N+1)(1 + 1+ 1 +1................................................ .............................+1)= 2S


(N+1) * N = 2S ----------------------> S (Sum)= (N+1)*N/2

--------------------> Equation 4..

Now Gauss calculated S= (10000*10001/2)= 50005000 ......

within 5 minutes, Gauss calculated the sum and said to his teacher , "I
have found the answer and If u want U can cross check this".The teacher
got so much offended but could not disprove Gauss's solution

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Top 11 Underground Transit Systems in the world

When you're traveling around the world, it's good to know that there are
public transit systems available to help you get where you want to go.
Underground subway systems offer the convenience of getting where
you want when you want without the hassle of having to flag down a
taxi or rent a car. In just about all cases, it's the most cost effective option.

There are some beautiful, modern, and vast rapid transit systems
throughout the world. The most popular and diverse international
underground transit systems are listed below, but are merely a
sample of the quite eye-catching transit systems that exist throughout the world.

1. London, England
The London Underground is Europe's largest metro subway system
and is the world's oldest underground system (it was inaugurated in 1863).
It covers 253 miles of track and transports 976 million people yearly.
The Underground is also connected to a variety of rail services to
London's surrounding areas (including the Eurostar to Paris). Among
these services is the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), a popular driverless
light rail extension, which offers many scenic views of the Thames river and surrounding areas.

Highlights: Cushioned seats. LED time displays hanging from the ceiling
in stations indicate the number of minutes you need to wait before the
next train. Eclectic station artwork (such as
this January 1st photograph of the Gloucester Road station). Oyster cards allow you to touch against a subway turnstile and go -- and you can pay as you ride.

The London Tube. Photo taken by Brian Weinberg.

The Docklands Light Rail by Canary Wharf, London. Photo taken by Brian Weinberg.

[Photo montage of a typical, yet scenic, commute on the London tube stystem.]

2. Paris, France
The Paris subway system is the second oldest in the world (the initial system was completed in 1900) and aids roughly 1.365 billion people with their daily commutes. Running over 133.7 miles of track and stopping at 380 stations, it has a great amount of coverage throughout the city.

Highlights: Excellent coverage: every building in the city is within 500 meters (1600 feet) of a subway station. Many stations were designed with the distinctive unique art noveau style. Modest fares.

underground symmetry II. Photo taken by phil h.

Making choices. Photo taken by manu_le_manu.

[Family video of Paris views of Paris and subway coverage.]

3. Moscow, Russia
The Moscow subway system has the biggest ridership of all metro systems throughout the world, with 3.2 billion riders annually traveling on 12 subway lines to 172 stations. In total, the Moscow Metro covers approximately 178 miles. On an average weekday, the subway itself carries about 8.2 million passengers. While most of the Moscow trains run underground, some lines cross bridges and provide scenic views of the Moskva River and the Yauza River.

Highlights: Ornate architecture (at least 44 of these stations are rated as architectural sights). The system has many trains that stop frequently (trains stop at stations approximately every 90 seconds during peak hours). Fastest worldwide system (120km/h or 75mph).

Moscow Metro. Photo taken by borya.

Platform Novoslobodskaya metro station in Moscow. Photo taken by davesag.

[Informational video about the Moscow subway system, with English subtitles]

4. Madrid, Spain
The Madrid Metro is the second largest underground system in Europe and the sixth largest system in the world. It has 141.7 miles of track and an additional 27.5 miles are expected to be completed by the end of this year. The Madrid Metro is the densest metro network in the world.

Highlights: Very clean and is implementing an ecologic cleaning system. Fast rides. Affordable fares. Great progress in system expansion (47 miles of new subway lines were built between 1999 and 2003). Modern stations.

nuevos ministerios metro station. Photo taken by davidkane.

moooove. Photo taken by _guu_.

[An advertisement for the Madrid Metro]

5. Tokyo, Japan
The Tokyo subway system carries approximately 2.8 billion people per year to 282 subway stations. In addition to underground subways, the Tokyo transit system consists of the Toden Arakawa light rail line and the Ueno Zoo Monorail.

Highlights: Extremely clean. Trains are on time. The seats are heated. Trains always stop in the same place alongside markers. Subway stops are announced in both Japanese and English. Modern system. The system has underground malls and customer amenities.

Tokyo, Japan. Photo taken by CW371.

Shimbashi from Dai-Ichi hotel. Photo taken by garyhymes.

[Video of the overcrowding on Tokyo trains.]

6. Seoul, Korea
The Seoul Metropolitan Subway is one of the most heavily used subway systems in the world with more than 8 million daily trips. It is also one of the biggest subway stations worldwide, running 179.4 miles in length. The trains mostly run underground, but 30% of the system is above ground.

Highlights: Beautiful architecture. Growth of the system has been incredible over the past few years. Utilizes T-money, a prepaid transportation card for transport throughout the city.

Koreans apart Subway
. Photo taken by jeremyallen35.

Korean subway tunnel
. Photo taken by mikeswe.

[A view of a commute as a train travels from one station to another in Seoul.]

7. New York City, USA
The New York City rapid transit system is one of the most extensive public transit systems worldwide. It has grown from 28 stations when it was founded in October of 1904 to 462 stations presently. The subway carries 4.9 million people daily.

Highlights: Offers express services that run on separate tracks from local trains. The MTA is currently testing out LED displays in subway stations to let commuters know when the next train is expected to arrive. 24 hour service. Unique and distinct artwork (mosaics) throughout the system.

NYC Platform Subway. Photo taken by Brian Weinberg.

Modern L Train. Photo taken by Brian Weinberg.

[On-subway Elvis entertainment.]

8. Montreal, Canada
The Montreal Metro is a modern system that was inaugurated in 1966. It is a small (37.8 miles reaching 65 stations on four lines) yet unique and modern system that was inspired by the Paris Metro.

Highlights: Diverse, beautiful architecture and unique station art (each station is designed by a different architect). Pleasant riding experience (smooth rides: the trains run on a rubber surface to reduce the screech of train cars). Trains are frequent and fairly comfortable.

Montreal Metro. Photo taken by F-i-L.

metro tunnel 1. Photo taken by Flowizm.

[Musicians playing within a modern Montreal Metro station.]

9. Beijing, China
The Beijing Subway is a relatively new subway system that opened in 1969 and serves Beijing and the surrounding suburbs. It is currently being expanded upon in a 7.69 billion USD (63.8 billion yuan) project to prepare for the 2008 Olympic Games. The expansion project is expected to bring the current length of the subway station from approximately 71 miles to nearly 300 miles.

Highlights: Fairly easy subway to navigate (especially if you're a foreigner). Cheap fare (3 yen for most trips). Interesting architecture on the newer subway lines. A very ambitious expansion project is in the works.

Next stop, Torino. Photo taken by xiaming.

xie yan. Photo taken by jiankun.

10. Hong Kong
The Hong Kong subway, also known as the Mass Transit Railway (which translates to "underground railway" in English), was established in 1979. Despite its relatively small size compared (56 miles) to other transit systems, the MTR transports an average of 2.46 million rides per day. The Hong Kong system is based on a British design.

Highlights: Efficient. Frequent service, High-capacity cars. Extremely affordable. Clean and modern system with air-conditioned cars. Uses the Octopus contactless smart card for subway currency, allowing travelers to swipe their card near the turnstile for easy access to train platforms.

Disney MTR Station. Photo taken by ianong.

Hong Kong MTR 2007. Photo taken by Michael Kwokstyle.

[A view of a modern-style Hong Kong train from outside and then inside.]

11. Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Sao Paulo Metro is the first underground transit system in Brazil. It works alongside a larger company called the Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos (CPTM) and together they cover 187 miles of track and transport approximately 3.7 million people daily.

Highlights: Known as one of the cleanest and safest systems in the world. Affordable fare.

R. Pamplona, Al. Casa Branca. Photo taken by Elton Melo.

Untitled. Photo taken by Rubira

Friday, February 1, 2008

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