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Alexander's last wishes

pavan Feb 24, 2010

Alexander, after conquering many kingdoms, was returning home. On the way, he fell ill and it took him to his death bed. With death staring him in his face, Alexander realized how his conquests, his great army, his sharp sword and all his wealth were of no consequence. He now longed to reach home to see his mother's face and bid her his last adieu.

But, he had to accept the fact that his sinking health would not permit Him to reach his distant homeland. So, the mighty conqueror lay prostrate and pale, helplessly waiting to breathe his last.

He called his generals and said, "I will depart from this world soon, I have three wishes, please carry them out without fail."
With tears flowing down their cheeks, the generals agreed to abide by their king's last wishes.

"My first desire is that", said Alexander, "My physicians alone must carry my coffin."

After a pause, he continued, "Secondly, I desire that when my coffin is being carried to the grave, the path leading to the graveyard be strewn with gold, silver and precious stones which I have collected in my treasury".

Men Spend A Year Staring At Women

Cute Girl Feb 13, 2010

Men spend almost a year of their lives oglingwomen
The average man will spend almost 43 minutes a day staring at 10 different women.
That adds up to 259 hours almost 11 days each year, making a total 11 months and 11 days between the ages of 18 and 50.

But researchers found that the males of the species are not the only ones admiring the opposite sex as women sneak a peek at six men for just over 20 minutes a day, on average.
That adds up to almost six months spent admiring men from afar between the ages of 18 and 50.

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For People who used to live in New Zealand read till the end

Rekha Feb 4, 2010

You have 2 cows.
You give one to your neighbour.

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and gives you some milk.

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and sells you some milk.

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and shoots you.

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pavani Feb 2, 2010


Please spare a couple of minutes here... for the sake of India ... our country.

I got this article from one of my friends, but it's true, I can see this in day to day life, Small example,

Before 5 months 1 US $ = IND Rs 39

After 5 months. Now it is 1$ = IND Rs 50

Do you think US Economy is booming? No, but Indian Economy is Going Down.

Our Economy is in u'r hands

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Myths about IT

Sunny Feb 1, 2010

After lots of meet ups with non-IT friends, relatives, strangers etc, you will notice that the moment you say that you are an IT guy, they have already made some assumptions about you.

Myth #1: If you haven't been onsite ...u are a loser

Uncle: "Tum 3 saal se IT company mein kaam kar rahe ho na?"
Me: Haan uncle ......bas ....."
Uncle: "Tum videsh nahi gaye?"
Me: "Nahi uncle project mein requirement nahi hai onsite kaa"
Uncle: "Lekin woh deepak ko toh maanna padegaa.... vo chote sheher se hai.....bade college se nahi hai ...fir bhi usne jamke mehnat ki aur usse company ne USA bheja!"

Aaaha! thats the problem. People think that the smarty pants are sent on site while the loser ones are the people left behind in India. So the assumption is that if you haven't been on site then you don't work hard nor you have any sincerity and... ok that's enough for now.

Myth #2: If you are not in the biggies... u are a loser

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lovely Jan 31, 2010

Letters 'a', 'b', 'c' 'd' do not appear anywhere in the spellings of 1 to 99, (Letter 'd' comes for the first time in Hundred)

Letters 'a', 'b' 'c' do not appear anywhere in the spellings of 1 to 999, (Letter 'a' comes for the first time in Thousand)

Letters 'b' 'c' do not appear anywhere in the spellings of 1 to 999,999,999, (Letter 'b' comes for the first time in Billion)


Letter 'c' does not appear anywhere in the spellings of entire English Counting


lovely Jan 30, 2010

God created the donkey and said to him:
"You will be a donkey. You will work un-tiringly from sunrise to sunset carrying burdens on your back. You will eat grass,
you will have no intelligence and you will live 50 years."

The donkey answered:
"I will be a donkey, but to live 50years is much. Give me only 20 years" God granted his wish.

God created the dog and said to him:
"You will guard the house of man. You will be his best Friend. You will eat the scraps that he gives you and you will live 30years.
You will be a dog."

I know I am a human but listen to my complaints first:

Sunny Jan 29, 2010

I sleep like a dog thinking about my work load whole night.
I get up in the morning like a horse
I go to work running like a deer
I work all the day like a donkey
I run around for 11 months like a bull without any holiday.
I wag my tail in front of all my bosses
I play with my children like a monkey if I get time.
I am like a rabbit before my wife

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Doctor who charges only Rs 2.00

pavan Jan 29, 2010

Doctor who charges only Rs 2.00

'If you want to serve mankind, go and work among the poorest and most neglected.'.........Dr Ravindra Koelhe, who has been serving the tribals of Melghat, Maharashtra , for 24 years.

Dr. Ravindra Koelhe, MD, lives and runs a clinic in Melghat, Maharashtra . His fee is Rs 2 for the first consultation and Rs 1 for the second. Not only is he a doctor and social worker, Dr Koelhe has also taken the government to court for having failed in
its duty to protect the Korku tribals of the region.

After completing his MBBS, he worked in Melghat for a year-and-a-half only to realise that he needed more expertise to handle the problems of the tribals. So he went back to medical college for an MD in preventive and social medicine.

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Interesting Facts - V

Shilpa Jan 26, 2010

A two-inch garden hose will carry four times as much water as a one-inch hose.

A type of rabbit can mate 12 hours after giving birth

A typical American eats 28 pigs in his/her lifetime.

A typical bed usually houses over 6 billion dust mites.

A typical lightning bolt is two to four inches wide and two miles long.

A vexillologist is an expert in the history of flags

A volcano can shoot its debris as high as 50km into the sky.

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Interesting Facts - IV

Shilpa Jan 26, 2010

A person who is lost in the woods and starving can obtain nourishment by chewing on his shoes. Leather has enough nutritional value to sustain life for a short time.

A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks.

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Interesting Facts - III

Shilpa Jan 26, 2010

A hippopotamus can run faster than a man can.

A Holstein's spots are like a fingerprint or snowflake. No two cows have exactly the same pattern of spots.

A honey bee must tap two million flowers to make one pound of honey

A honey bee travels an estimated 43,000 miles to gather one pound of honey. A pound of honey consists of 29,184 drops.

A honeybee can fly at fifteen miles per hour.

A horse can sleep standing up.

A Horse has 18 more bones than a Human.

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Interesting Facts - II

Shilpa Jan 26, 2010

A diamond will not dissolve in acid. The only thing that can destroy it is intense heat.

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. A quarter has 119.

A dog can hear high frequency sounds, which a human ear cannot.

A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule will not.

A dragonfly can fly 25 mph.

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

A dragonfly is also known as "devil's darning needle", "horse stinger" and "devil's steelyard".

A Fag is to work hard or to tire by strenuous activity and cigarettes are sometimes called Fags

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Interesting Facts - I

Shilpa Jan 26, 2010

A "2 by 4" is really 1 1/2 by 3 1/2.

A "Blue Moon" is the second full moon in a calendar month (it is rarely blue).

A "hairbreadth away" is 1/48 of an inch.

A "jiffy" is actually a proper time unit for 1/100th of a second

A "quidnunc" is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip.

A 1,200-pound horse eats about seven times it's own weight each year.

A 1.5 oz. milk chocolate bar has only 220 calories. A 1.75 oz. serving of potato chips has 230 calories.

A 10-gallon hat actually only holds about 3/4 gallon.

A 14-year old French girl had extraordinary electrical power. With a gentle touch she could knock over heavy pieces of furniture and people in physical contact with her received an electrical shock.

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Microsoft's Calculator Failed

Sunny Jan 25, 2010

Microsoft's Calculator failed in following calculation.

Go to

Start-->Run-->type Calc and Check the following... .

2704/50 = 54.08 Works Fine
2704/51 = 53.01960784 Works Fine
2704/52 = Try yourself Doesn't Work
2704/53 = 51.01886792 Works Fine
2704/54 = 50.07407407 Works

Fine Microsoft Calculator Failed. Try it

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