Saturday, October 22, 2011
A man was seated next to a boy in an airplane. He was feeling bored so he turns to the boy and says, Lets talk.
The boy, surprised, asks "What do we talk about?"
Man replies, how about the nuclear power?
Confused, the boy says, before that let me me ask you a question...
The boy continues, "Horse, Cow and Deer, all eat the same grass. Yet deer excretes pellets, cow flat potty and horse clumps. Why?"
Surprise over boy's knowledge, the man simply says "I don't know".
The boy asks, "Do you really feel enough qualified to discuss nuclear issues when you don't even know shit?"
Moral: Don't judge a person by appearance. Some times, even kids might be more knowledgable than adults
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Statue of Liberty's index finger is eight feet long
Rain has never been recorded in some parts of the Atacama Desert in Chile
A 75 year old person will have slept about 23 years.
A Boeing 747's wing span is longer than the Wright brother's first flight. the Wright brother's invented the airplane)
There are as many chickens on earth as there are humans.
One type of hummingbird weighs less than a penny
The word "set " has the most number of definitions in the English language;192
Slugs have four noses
Sharks can live up to 100 years
Mosquitoes are more attracted to the color blue than any other color.
Kangaroos can't walk backwards
About 75 acres of pizza are eaten in in the U.S. Everyday
The largest recorded snowflake was 15in wide and 8in thick. It fell in Montana in 1887
The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that the sound it makes is actually a tiny sonic boom.
Former president Bill Clinton only sent 2 emails in his entire 8 year presidency
Koalas and humans are the only animals that have finger prints
There are 200,000,000 insects for every one human
It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery had in it to begin with.
The world's largest Montessori school is in India, with 26,312 students in 2002
Octopus have three hearts
If you ate too many carrots, you'd turn orange
The average person spends two weeks waiting for a traffic light to change.
1 in 2,000,000,000 people will live to be 116 or old
The body has 2-3 million sweat glands
Sperm whales have the biggest brains; 20 lbs
Tiger shark embryos fight each other in their mother's womb. The survivor is born.
Most cats are left pawed
250 people have fallen off the Leaning Tower of Pisa
A Blue whale's tongue weighs more than an elephant
You use 14 muscles to smile and 43 to frown. Keep Smiling!
Bamboo can grow up to 3 ft in 24 hours
An eyeball weighs about 1 ounce
Bone is five times stronger than steel.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Google's corporate headquarters, fondly nicknamed the Googleplex, is located in Mountain View, California. Today its one of many offices Google have around the globe. While Google offices are not identical, they tend to share some essential elements. Here are a few things you might see in a Google workspace:
- Local expressions of each location, from a mural in Buenos Aires to ski gondolas in Zurich, showcasing each offices region and personality.
- Bicycles or scooters for efficient travel between meetings; dogs; lava lamps; massage chairs; large inflatable balls.
- Googlers sharing cubes, yurts and huddle rooms and very few solo offices.
- Laptops everywhere- standard issue for mobile coding, email on the go and note-taking.
- Football, pool tables, volleyball courts, assorted video games, pianos, ping pong tables, and gyms that offer yoga and dance classes.
- Grassroots employee groups for all interests, like meditation, film, wine tasting and salsa dancing.
- Healthy lunches and dinners for all staff at a variety of cafes.
- Break rooms packed with a variety of snacks and drinks to keep Googlers going.