Thursday, April 5, 2012

Past is your Best Teacher

BILL GATES in a restaurant.
After eating, he gave 5$ to the waiter as a tip. The... waiter had a strange feeling on his face after the tip.
Gates realized & asked.What happened?
Waiter: I'm just amazed Bcoz on the same table ur son gave Tip Of... 500$...
& u his Father, richest man in the world Only Gave 5$...?
Gates Smiled & Replied With Meaningful words:
"He is Son of the world's richest man, but i am the son of a wood cutter..."

( Never Forget Your Past. It's Your Best Teacher. )

Friday, March 30, 2012

World's most famous Photograph


Afghan Girl [1984]
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And of course the afghan girl, picture shot by National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry. Sharbat Gula was one of the students in an informal school within the refugee camp; McCurry, rarely given the opportunity to photograph Afghan women, seized the opportunity and captured her image. She was approximately 12 years old at the time. She made it on the cover of National Geographic next year, and her identity was discovered in 1992.
Photographer: Steve McCurry

Omayra Sánchez [1985]
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Omayra Sánchez was one of the 25,000 victims of the Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia) volcano which erupted on November 14, 1985. The 13-year old had been trapped in water and concrete for 3 days. The picture was taken shortly before she died and it caused controversy due to the photographer's work and the Colombian government's inaction in the midst of the tragedy, when it was published worldwide after the young girl's death.
Photographer: Frank Fournier

Portrait of Winston Churchill [1941]
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This photograph was taken by Yousuf Karsh, a Canadian photographer, when Winston Churchill came to Ottawa. The portrait of Churchill brought Karsh international fame. It is claimed to be the most reproduced photographic portrait in history. It also appeared on the cover of Life magazine.
Photograph from: Yousuf Karsh

The plight of Kosovo refugees [1999]
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The photo is part of The Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize-winning entry (2000) showing how a Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, is passed through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at a camp run by United Arab Emirates in Kukes, Albania. The members of the Shala family were reunited here after fleeing the conflict in Kosovo.
Photographer: Carol Guzy

Stricken child crawling towards a food camp [1994]
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The photo is the "Pulitzer Prize" winning photo taken in 1994 during the Sudan Famine. The picture depicts stricken child crawling towards an United Nations food camp, located a kilometer away. The vulture is waiting for the child to die so that it can eat him. This picture shocked the whole world. No one knows what happened to the child, including the photographer Kevin Carter who Left the place as soon as the photograph was taken. Three months later he committed suicide due to depression.
Photographer: Kevin Carter

Segregated Water Fountains [1950]

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Picture of segregated water fountains in North Carolina taken by Elliott Erwitt.
Photographer: Elliott Erwitt, Magnum Photos

Burning Monk - The Self-Immolation [1963]

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June 11, 1963, Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk from Vietnam, burned himself to death at a busy intersection in downtown Saigon to bring attention to the repressive policies of the Catholic Diem regime that controlled the South Vietnamese government at the time. Buddhist monks asked the regime to lift its ban on flying the traditional Buddhist flag, to grant Buddhism the same rights as Catholicism, to stop detaining Buddhists and to give Buddhist monks and nuns the right to practice and spread their religion. While burning Thich Quang Duc never moved a muscle.
Photographer: Malcolm Browne

Bliss [2000]

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Bliss is the name of a photograph of a landscape in Napa County, California, east of Sonoma Valley. It contains rolling green hills and a blue sky with stratocumulus and cirrus clouds. The image is used as the default computer wallpaper for the "Luna" theme in Windows XP. The photograph was taken by the professional photographer Charles O'Rear, a resident of St. Helena in Napa County, for digital-design company HighTurn. O'Rear has also taken photographs of Napa Valley for the May 1979 National Geographic Magazine article Napa, Valley of the Vine. O'Rear's photograph inspired Windows XP's US$ 200 million advertising campaign Yes you can.
Photographer: Charles O'Rear

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire [1911]

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Picture of bodies at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. Company rules were to keep doors closed to the factory so workers (mostly immigrant women) couldn't leave or steal. When a fire ignited, disaster struck. 146 people died that day.
Photographer: International Ladies Garmet workers Union

Portrait of Karl Marx - The Father of Communism

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Why We Shout In Anger

"Why We Shout In Anger"

A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples smiled and asked.

'Why do people shout in anger shout at each other?'

Disciples thought for a while, one of them said, 'Because we lose our calm, we shout.'

'But, why should you shout when the other person is just next to you? You can as well tell him what you have to say in a soft manner.' asked the saint

Disciples gave some other answers but none satisfied the other disciples.
Finally the saint explained, .

'When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other to cover that great distance.

What happens when two people fall in love? They don't shout at each other but talk softly, Because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is either nonexistent or very small...'

The saint continued, 'When they love each other even more, what happens? They do not speak, only whisper and they get even closer to each other in their love. Finally they even need not whisper, they only look at each other and that's all. That is how close two people are when they love each other.'

He looked at his disciples and said.

'So when you argue do not let your hearts get distant, Do not say words that distance each other more, Or else there will come a day when the distance is so great that you will not find the path to return.'

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Where Heaven Touches The Earth


Monday, February 13, 2012


Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die?
Ans: his last battle
Q2. Where was the Declaration of independence signed?
Ans: At the bottom of the page
Q3. River Ravi flows in which state?
ans: Liquid
Q4. What is the main reason for divorce?
ans: ...Marriage 
Q5. What is the main reason for Failure?
Q6. What can you never eat for breakfast?
ans: Lunch and Dinner 
Q7. What looks like Half an Apple?
ans: the other Half. 
Q8. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
ans: It will simply become wet 
Q9. How can a man go eight days without sleeping?
ans: No problem, he sleeps at night. 
Q10.How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
ans:You will Never find an elephant that has only one hand... 
Q11. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three Oranges in other hand, what would you have?
Ans: Very large hands. 
Q12. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
ans: No time at all, the wall is already built. 
Q13. How can you drop a raw egg onto a conrete floor without cracking it?
ans: Any way you want, concrete floors are very hard to crack. 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Nice story

A turtle family decided to go on a picnic.
Turtles, being naturally slow about things, took seven years to preparefor their outing.
Finally the turtle family left home looking for a suitableplace. Duringthe second year of their journey they found a place ideal for them at last!For about six months they cleaned the area, unpacked the picnic basket,and completed the arrangements. Then they discovered they had forgottenthe salt.
A picnic without salt would be a disaster, they all agreed.
Aftera lengthy discussion, the youngest turtle was chosen to retrieve the saltfrom home. Although he was the fastest of the slow moving turtles, thelittle turtle whined, cried, and wobbled in his shell. He agreed to goon one condition: that no one would eat until he returned. The family consentedand the little turtle left.
Three years passed and the little turtle hadnot returned. Five years... six years...then on the seventh year of hisabsence, the oldest turtle could no longer contain his hunger.
He announcedthat he was going to eat and begun to unwrap a sandwich. At that pointthe little turtle suddenly popped out from behind a tree shouting, "See!I knew you wouldn't wait. Now I am not going to go get the salt."

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Original Country



This is a list of the most original of which are specific for its natural beauty, some demographic characteristics, and some of the tourist features.

A country with 3 million lakes - Canada
In Canada, there are more than 60 percent of lakes in the world, they are so numerous that their exact number is unknown. In some regions,for every 100 square meters. km for more than 30 lakes.

The country in which more than 17,500 islands - Indonesia
Indonesia consists of more than 17 500 islands with a total coastline of 81,350 km. Approximately 6,000 of the islands are inhabited. The largest islands - Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Bali, Lombok and Flores. Indonesia contains 10-15 per cent of coral reefs in the world.

Country Desert - Libya
Libya - a country with the highest percentage of the Desert (99%). Libyan Desert, which covers most of Libya, is one of the driest places on Earth. In some areas can go decades without rain, and even in the high rainfall are rare, once in 5-10 years.

The country with the lowest population densities - Mongolia
The country with the lowest population density in the world is Mongolia, population density, about 4.4 people per square mile (1.7 pers. / Km). In Mongolia, the 2.5 million people occupy more than 600,000 square miles of land. Most of this population lives in urban areas as the development in the vast deserts of Mongolia grassland is difficult, particularly because of the drought and dust storms, resulting in some parts of the country almost as well as desert and in time of Genghis Khan.

Country in the jungle - Suriname
The forest area is 14.8 million hectares (57 000 square miles), representing 91% of the total land area of Suriname (16.3 million hectares, or 63 000 square miles). The extensive forest of Suriname and the low population, about 400 thousand in the capital and coastal cities, give him one of the lowest rates of deforestation in the world. Only 5 percent of the population lives in tropical forests, it is indigenoustribes and six blacks - descendants of runaway slaves who recreated forest communities centuries ago and today retain their traditional West African style.

Dying is the country - Ukraine
Country with the highest fertility decline is Ukraine, with the natural population decline 0.8% each year. Ukraine is expected to lose 28% of its population in 2050 (from 46.8 million today to 33.4 million in 2050).

The country below sea level - the Netherlands
Half of the Netherlands lies below sea level. Live below sea level to more than 60 percent of the population of 15.8 million. Only in the area south of the Netherlands increased to 30 yards or more.

The most unfrequented country - Tuvalu
This is one of the smallest countries in the world. Tuvalu is located halfway between Australia and Hawaii, and is projected to be the first country to disappear under water when global warming will raise sea levels high enough. In addition, here it is very difficult and very expensive to get flights out of Fiji. Tuvalu visited a total of 1,100 tourists a year.

Country-continent - Australia
Australia is the only country in the world, which embraces the whole continent, in any other continent has more than one country. This is the only country which is a continent and a continent which is the country. This is the sixth largest country in the world, with a total area of 7686850 sq km (2967909 sq. miles), it is a little less than 48 U.S. states and in 31.5 times more than the United Kingdom.














Saturday, January 7, 2012

Customer Care in 2020 (funny)


Operator: Hello Pizza Hut!
Customer: Hello, can you please take my order?

Operator : Can I have your multi purpose card number first, Sir?
Customer: Yeah! Hold on..... My number is 889861356102049998-45-54610

Operator : OK... you're... Mr Singh and you're calling from 17 Jalan Kayu. Your home number is 4094! 2366, your office 76452302 and your mobile is 0142662566. You are calling from you home number now.
Customer: (Astronished) How did you get all my phone numbers?
Operator : We are connected to the system, Sir.

Customer: May I order your Seafood Pizza...
Operator : That's not a good idea Sir.

Customer: How come?
Operator : According to your medical records, you have high blood pressure and even higher cholesterol level, sir.

Customer: What?... What do you recommend then?
Operator : Try our Low Fat Hokkien Mee Pizza. You'll like it.
Customer: How do you know for sure?
Operator : You borrowed a book entitled 'Popular Hokkien Dishes' from the National Library last week, sir.

Customer: OK I give up... Give me three family size ones then.
Operator : That should be enough for your family of 10, Sir. The total is Rs. 2,450.

Customer: Can I pay by! credit card?
Operator : I'm afraid you have to pay us cash, Sir. Your credit card is over the limit and you owe your bank $1,51,758 since October last year. That's not including the late payment charges on your housing loan, Sir.

Customer: I guess I have to run to the neighbourhood ATM and withdraw some cash before your guy arrives.
Operator : You can't Sir. Based on the records, you've even your overdraft limit.

Customer: Never mind just send the pizzas, I'll have the cash ready. How long is it gonna take anyway?
Operator : About 45 minutes Sir, but if you can't wait you can always come and collect it on your motorcycle.
Customer: What?
Operator : According to the details in system ,you own a motorcycle registration number 1123.
Customer: " ????" (hmmm.. these guys know my motorcyle number too!)

Operator : Is there anything else, sir?
Customer: Nothing.! .. by the way... aren't you giving me that 3 free bottles of cola as advertised?
Operator : We normally would sir, but based on your records you're also diabetic... In the best interest of your health, we are holding this offer for you.

Customer: (now pissed) ***%&$%%### You $##$%%@!)))
Operator: Better watch your language sir. Remember on 15th July 2007 you were imprisoned for 2 months and fined Rs.5,000 for using abusive language against a policeman...?

Customer: Faints...


Friday, January 6, 2012

Unanswered Questions

  1. If all the nations in the world are in debt (am not joking. even US has got debts), where did all the money go? (weird)
  2. When dog food is new and improved tasting, who tests it? (to be given a thought)
  3. What is the speed of darkness? (absurd)
  4. If the black box flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn't the whole airplane made out of that stuff? (very good thinking)
  5. Who copyrighted the copyright symbol? (who knows)
  6. Can you cry under water? (let me try)
  7. Why do people say, "you've been working like a dog" when dogs just sit around all day? (did they mean something else)
  8. Why are the numbers on a calculator and a phone reversed? (God knows)
  9. Do fish ever get thirsty? (let me ask and tell)
  10. Can you get cornered in a round room? (by ones eyes)
  11. Why do birds not fall out of trees when they sleep? (tonight i will stay and watch)
  12. What came first, the fruit or the color orange? (seed)
  13. If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from? (No comments)
  14. What should one call a male ladybird? (No comments)
  15. If a person suffered from amnesia and then was cured would they remember that they forgot? (can somebody help)
  16. Can you blow a balloon up under water? (yes u can)
  17. Why is it called a 'building' when it is already built? (strange isn't it)
  18. If you were traveling at the speed of sound and you turned on your radio would you be able to hear it? (got to think scientifically)
  19. If you're traveling at the speed of light and you turn your headlights on, what happens? (i don't have a chance to try)
  20. Why is it called a TV set when there is only one? (very nice)
  21. If a person owns a piece of land do they own it all the way down to the core of the earth? (this is nice)
  22. Why do most cars have speedometers that go up to at least 130 when you legally can't go that fast on any road? (stupid, break the law)