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20 All Time Favorite Beauties

Vijaya May 22, 2011

In this article we present to you the list of 20 of our all time favorite beauties. These are women for whom men sigh for decades that are behind us.

ANGELINA JOLIE (1975-)

Angelina Jolie (born June 4, 1975) is an American actress. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. She has been cited as the world’s “most beautiful” woman. She promotes humanitarian causes, and is noted for her work with refugees. Jolie achieved wider fame after her portrayal of video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), and since then has established herself as one of the best-known and highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. Divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, Jolie currently lives with actor Brad Pitt, in a relationship that has attracted worldwide media attention. Jolie and Pitt have three adopted children, Maddox, Pax, and Zahara, as well as three biological children, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne.

We're worth $1 trillion: The world's richest dinner party

Sunny May 16, 2011

The heads of Apple, Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter - oh, and the U.S. President, too. Has there ever been a more powerful power lunch? And who got the bill?

Who would you invite to your fantasy dinner party?

It's difficult to imagine a wealthier set of guests than those invited to the home of Silicon Valley venture capitalist John Doerr earlier this year, in the mega-wealthy enclave of Woodside, California. Together they represent companies worth nearly $1 trillion.

By all accounts, Obama didn't have an easy ride - many of the diners are generous political donors and the President was criticised for slow progress on policy promises. The dinner lasted two hours, and is expected to be the first in a series that Obama holds with Silicon Valley's leaders.

So what was on the menu? Chef Yigit Pura would only reveal that Obama said, 'Banana cream pie was solid,' as he kissed his fingers.

Top 10 Tragedies in the Sky

Vijaya May 15, 2011

After Arunachal Pradesh chief minister death in a chopper crash, we take a look at some tragedies in the sky culminating in the death of some noteworthy people.

The body of Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu was found in an inaccessible village in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday. He took off in a Pawan Hans helicopter from Tawang at 9:50 am on April 30.

Last radio contact with the chopper was established at 10:10 am of the same day. The area where the chopper flew is notorious for extreme weather conditions and in case of an engine failure, chances of a safe landing are slim. Besides, the single-engine Pawan Hans helicopter he flew in is not a very reliable machine.

In India and in the world, several tragedies have struck in the sky. Despite advancements in the field of aviation, several helicopters and airplanes continue to crash land every now and then.

We take a look at some tragedies in the skies culminating in the death of some noteworthy people:

Beware Of Rubber Hair Bands and Slippers from China

Sunny May 15, 2011

Be careful about these Chinese products, Very important! Please spread the news!!

Be cautious of hair bands at open markets around the city – they are probably from China since they are purchased in bulk very very cheap !!!!

Take a good look before buying hair bands in future – specially like the following kind…..

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These Hair bands were made from used condoms and threads.

British India Issues

Cute Girl May 10, 2011

British India Issues commence with the Paper Currency Act of 1861 which gave the Government the monopoly of note issue in India. The management of paper currency across the geographical expanse of the Indian sub-continent was a task of considerable proportions. Initially the Presidency Banks were appointed as agents to promote the circulation of these notes in view of their existing infrastructure.

The Act of 1861 authorised the Presidency Banks to enter into agreements with the Secretary of State for becoming agents for the issue, payment and exchange of promissory notes of the Government of India. The problem of redemption of these notes over vast expanses of the Indian sub-continent led to the concept of 'Currency Circles', where these notes were legal tender.

These Currency Circles increased in number as the Government progressively took over the work. The agency agreements with the Presidency Banks were finally terminated in 1867. The Management of Paper Currency was subsequently, in turn, entrusted to the Mint Masters, the Accountant Generals and the Controller of Currency.

Difference Between 3G - 4G

Sunny May 9, 2011

Difference Between 1G, 2G, 2.5G, 3G, Pre-4G and 4G:

1G is the first generation celullar network that existed in 1980s. It transfer data (only voice) in analog wave, it has limitation because there are no encryption, the sound quality is poor and the speed of transfer is only at 9.6kbps.

2G is the second one, improved by introducing the concept of digital modulation, which means converting the voice(only) into digital code(in your phone) and then into analog signals(imagine that it flys in the air). Being digital, they overcame some of the limitations of 1G, such as it omits the radio power from handsets making life more healthier, and it has enhanced privacy.

2.5G is a transition of 2G and 3G. In 2.5G, the most popular services like SMS (short messaging service), GPRS, EDGE, High Speed Circuit switched data, and more had been introduced.

3G is the current generation of mobile telecommunication standards. It allows simultaneous use of speech and data services and offers data rates of up to 2 Mbps, which provide servcies like video calls, mobile TV, mobile Internet and downloading. There are a bunch of technologies that fall under 3G, like WCDMA, EV-DO, and HSPA and others.

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Virus Needles Be Careful

Ragini Khanna Apr 17, 2011

A few weeks ago, in a movie theater, a person felt something poking from her seat. When she got up to see what it was, she found a needle sticking out of the seat with a note attached saying:

"You have just been infected by HIV"...

The Disease Control Center (in Paris) reports many similar events in many other cities recently. All tested needles were HIV Positive..

The Center also reports that needles have been found in cash dispensers at public banking machines. We ask everyone to use extreme caution when faced with this kind of situation. All public chairs/seats should be inspected with vigilance and caution before use. A careful visual inspection should be enough. In addition, they ask that each of you pass this message along to all members of your family and your friends of the potential danger.

Short Neurological Test

Sunny Apr 17, 2011

1- Find the C below.. Please do not use any cursor help.

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What do the numbers on bottom of bottles indicate?

Ragini Khanna Sep 22, 2010

I recently came across another important thing, about the numbers below plastic bottles we use. Every plastic bottle has a number (generally within a triangle) written at the bottom, ranging from one to seven. Now this Hoax Chain Mail claims that the number indicates how many times that particular plastic is recycled in reverse order.

In reality the number registered has nothing to do with the number of times plastic has been recycled. It’s just the type of plastic which is used for that particular bottle. 5 is polypropylene and 1 is PET that is polyethlyene terephthalate etc etc. The numbers below is useful while sorting the collected bottles while recycling. In other words it is plastic identification number.

1 – PET, polyethlyene terephthalate
2 – HDPE, high-density polyethylene
3 – PVC, polyvinyl chloride
4 – LDPE, low-density polyethylene
5 – PP, polypropylene
6 – PS/PS-E, polystyrene / expanded polystyrene
7 – OTHER, resins or multi-materials

when cell phone becomes alive,....................

vijay Aug 4, 2010

My day starts with a look on my mobile screen to check out my special calls and msgs. I get ready and look in my mobile screen than I leave home and catch a train for my office with ear phones plugged so that the hectic journey should conclude peacefully. Than I take an auto to my office again I checkout my cell for any msg or missed call. I reach office and have tea listening music on my phone which makes me more energetic to work.

Than I start my work and as we have lunch time I take my phone and call my girl friend n have a sweet conversation with her, and as I leave office I switch on music in my cell to feel relaxed and as I reach home I take food. Before sleeping I send some msgs to my girlfriend to say her how much I love her...and keep my cell aside me n sleep. The daily count of my msgs was minimum 65 per day 45 with girlfriend and remaining with friends sometimes it crossed 150 msgs per day also.

The ten most extravagent weddings Ever

Ragini Khanna Mar 13, 2010

1. Liza Minnelli and David Gest (March 17, 2002)

Cost: £1.8 million

The Oscar-winning actress’ wedding was a real cabaret, with fleets of black limousines sweeping guests to the Marble Collegiate Church where Minnelli (56) and Gest (48) tied the knot in true Manhattan style. Gest, who compulsively collects memorabilia of Minnelli’s mother, Judy Garland, wed the actress in an extravagant ceremony orchestrated by world-famous wedding planner Preston Bailey. The wedding was attended by hordes of celebrities including Michael Jackson as best man and Elizabeth Taylor as maid of honour, who enjoyed a twelve-tier wedding cake and sixty-strong live orchestra. One bridesmaid described the event as “the night of 1,000 facelifts.”

2. Princess Elizabeth Windsor (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Prince Philip (November, 20 1947)

Cost: unknown

The Most Expensive Car Crashes Ever

Sunny Mar 11, 2010

#10. Bugatti EB110 - $500,000
This 1992 $500,000 super-exotic Bugatti EB110 was being driven by a mechanic as part of its annual checkup. He claims there was an oil slick on the road which caused him to lose control and crash into a pole. The owner of the Bugatti is a famous "feel good" guru named Emile Ratelband. Not sure how good he was feeling after this wreck.

#9. Pagani Zonda C12 S - $650,000
Only 15 Zonda C12 S were ever built, but that didn't stop this owner from driving it like a madhatter. He crashed this beauty in the wee morning hours while driving in Hong Kong.

#8. Mercedes Benz SL 300 - $950,000
The SL 300 "Gullwing" represents the very finest of Mercedes. The owner thought it would be a good idea to race this million dollar car on the streets of Mexico, at the annual "La Carrera Panamericana" race - limited to classic cars produced before 1965.

Neat Facts About Alexander Graham Bell

Sunny Mar 9, 2010

Wednesday would have marked the 163rd birthday of Alexander Graham Bell, were he still alive. While his invention of the telephone has always been subject to controversy, there is no denying that the man was quite a genius. To celebrate the life of this great inventor, let's take this opportunity to get to know Mr. Bell a little better.

He Wasn't Always Alexander Graham Bell
At first, he was just Alexander Bell. When he turned ten though, he begged his parents to give him a middle name like they had given to each of his brothers. It wasn't until his 11th birthday that the famous "Graham" was added to his name. His father chose the name in honor of a family friend, Alexander Graham, who had boarded with the family.

Of course, his family continued to just call him "Aleck" throughout his life. When he was married to his wife (seen with him in the above image) though, she insisted that he begin calling himself "Alec" and from that point on, he started signing his name as "Alec Bell."

Chilean Earthquake Shifted Earth's Poles

Priyamani Mar 4, 2010

The 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile apparently had some profound effects on this giant spinning rock we live on. NASA calculated that the figure axis, along which Earth's mass is balanced, shifted by about eight centimeters.

Perhaps more impressive is how much the quake shifted Earth's axis. Gross calculates the quake should have moved Earth's figure axis (the axis about which Earth's mass is balanced) by 2.7 milliarcseconds (about 8 centimeters, or 3 inches). Earth's figure axis is not the same as its north-south axis; they are offset by about 10 meters (about 33 feet).

It also disrupted the Earth's rotation, shortening each day by 1.26 microseconds. No worries, though, because at that rate we shouldn't notice any real effects for a while, but in 500 years or so, sunrise will be around 10:30 PM.

Did YOU know about This..?

Sunny Mar 1, 2010

A sealed envelope - Put in the freezer for a few hours, then slide a Knife under the flap. The envelope can then be resealed.. (hmmm..)
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Use Empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords. It keeps them Neat and you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to.
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For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: get warm water and put Dawn dish washing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won't Refreeze. (wish I had known this for the last 40 years!)
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To remove old wax from a glass candle holder, put it in the freezer for A few hours. Then take the candle holder out and turn it upside down. The Wax will fall out.
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Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully! A damp rag, dipped In baking soda. Comes off with little effort (elbow grease that is!).
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Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (like store receipt BLUE!) rubbing alcohol on paper towel.

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