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Saturday, 22 December 2012

Unbelievable, Interesting and Funny Facts

"An average person laughs 13 times a day."
Start counting now!
"Dalmatians are born without spots."
They start getting them in a few weeks.
"Human hair and finger nails continue to grow after death."
My gosh!
"Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet within each jump."
They don't seem to be long legged. (lol)
"The only two animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are rabbit and parrot."
Why don't you try?
"Bats always turn left when exiting a cave."
"The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it's already been digested by a bee."
"The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet."
That is how powerful your heart is!
"When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red."
It seems it also feels shy, nervous and embarrassed.
Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries.Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself."
"There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower."
"Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair."
"It takes 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it."
The Mercedes-Benz is "Das Beste Oder Nichts" meaning, "The Best or Nothing."
"The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903 and used a tomato can for a carburetor."
"German Shepherds bite human more than any other breed of dog."
"The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing."
"Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die."
"When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red."
"Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born and 140,000 people die."
"The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids."
"It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body."
"The Lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney."

Monday, 17 December 2012

9 Dangerous Words Used By Women

1) Fine
This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

2) Five Minutes
If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

3) Nothing
This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

4) Go Ahead
This is a dare, not permission. Don’t Do It!

5) Loud Sigh
This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

6) That’s Okay
This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That’s okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

7) Thanks
A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you’re welcome. (I want to add in a clause here – This is true, unless she says ‘Thanks a lot’ – that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say ‘you’re welcome’ . that will bring on a ‘whatever’).

8 ) Whatever
Is a woman’s way of saying F– YOU!

9) Don’t worry about it, I got it
Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking ‘What’s wrong?’ For the woman’s response refer to #3.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Top 20 Tips for Glowing Skin

Dark skin is a bane or one can say a curse for people craving for fair pigmentation. The reasons for dark pigmentation may be many, ranging from sunburns to heredity to skin disorders. Here are some of the best home recommended tips to lighten the complexion and skin tone.
  1. A mixture of ground almonds and Oats with honey and yogurt should be applied on the face for around 5-10 minutes and then washed with lukewarm water, to get a smooth skin.
  2. Mash a banana and mix it with milk. Apply this mixture on your face and keep it for 20 minutes. After that, wash it with cold water to get a glowing skin.
  3. Honey is wholesome and all-natural. Hence, apply honey on face and neck for 20 minutes and wash it with cold water.
  4. For oily skin, a mixture of grapes, lemon and egg white should be applied on the face for around 15 minutes. This may cause a tingling sensation due to active ingredients. Wash with warm water. The mixture acts as a natural cleanser, softens the skin and tightens it.
  5. Make a home made scrub by using 1 tablespoon walnut powder, honey and lemon juice. Scrub your face with this and leave it to dry. Wash your face with cold water.
  6. For oily skin, buttermilk is dabbed on the skin for around 15 minutes. This will soak up the oil from the face without drying it.
  7. A paste of 2 tablespoon turmeric powder mixed in orange juice should be applied on the face. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash it with cold water.
  8. Mix 2 tablespoon of tomato juice with 4 tablespoon of curd and apply it on face. Leave for drying and wash away.
  9. Dry orange peels and powder them. Mix this with milk, apply on face and leave it for 25 minutes and wash off. This is natural bleach which will make the skin fairer.
  10. Boil cabbage or cauliflower in water. Wash the face with this water. This is a great remedy for warts.
  11. Mix egg white and polenta flour and apply the paste on your face. Keep it for half an hour and then massage your face with warm water using your fingers. Repeat the remedy every fortnight for a glowing skin.
  12. Wash your face with a mixture of carrot juice and pineapple juice. Keep for 15 minutes and wash away.
  13. Make a paste with ½ teaspoon of milk powder, ½ teaspoon lemon juice, and ¼ teaspoon egg white. Apply it on your face and wash off after drying.
  14. Wash your face with basin or green gram flour mixed with milk, instead of soap. This will impart a glow to your skin.
  15. For soft skin, apply a paste of red sandalwood powder and coconut milk on your face and wash after drying.
  16. Make a paste of egg yolk, olive oil and lemon juice. Apply the paste on the face for 15 minutes and wash off. This works wonders on dry skin.
  17. Rub a piece of papaya or banana on your face for 15 minutes daily. This will make your skin supple.
  18. Apply a mixture of milk and honey on your face. This will make your skin glow.
  19. Prepare a face mask by mashing a piece of pumpkin with egg yolk and milk. Allow the mask to set on your face for 30 minutes and wash off. This will give a glowing skin.
  20. Water therapy- drink lots of water daily for a healthy glowing skin.

popular foods of each state in India

India is federal union of 28 states and 7 territories. Food of each state is influenced by the neighboring state, the geography, climate, and the culture.

I have grouped the 28 states into 5 major regions: North, Mid-India, South, Northeast, and East. I have created Mid-India by combining Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, and Maharashtra

In addition, I have created two additional regions: Delhi, and 'Indian restaurants in UK'. Delhi has its own Muslim and Punjabi foods. The Indian restaurants in UK have their own brand of Indian British curries originated in UK.

It was a challenge to create this list. Every state has a large selection of foods, how to limit the selection. How to credit a state for a given food that originated in another state. Some selections were easy, the red-ant chutney was made famous by chef Ramsey. Many readers will not agree with the selections, but it is just one set of selections.


North India

- Jammu Kashmir: Rogan Josh, Tabak Maaz, Gustaba, Dum Aloo, Haak Saag, Yakhni, Kahava (Green tea Latte)

- Punjab: Makki-Roti and Sarson-Saag, Rajma and Chawal, Cholay and Bhature, Amritsar Machhli, Makhani Dal, Kulcha, Sooji Halwa (Parsad), Lassi (whipped yogurt)

- Haryana: Kachri Subzi, Cholia, Chach (Matha, natural skimmed buttermilk), Bajra Khichri

- Rajasthan: Dal-Baati-Choorma, Ker-Sangari, Lal-Maas, Gatta, Piyaz Kachori, Ghewar, Kalakand. Bhang available at state stores. You might be able to find Ganja and even Afeem

- Himachal Pradesh: Sidu, Aktori and Dham, Apples

- Uttarkhand: Aloo Gutke, Kaapa, Jhangora kheer, Chainsoo
- Uttar Pradesh: Shami Kebab, Awadh Biryani, Aloo Kachori, Moong Dal Halwa, Benaras Chaat, Jalebi and Dahi breakfast


Mid India

- Madhya Pradesh: Lapsi, Bafla, Bhutte Kheer, Bhopali Kebab

Chhattisgarh (Eastern part of Madhya Pradesh) is known for Bafauri, Kusli, and Red ant chutney made famous by chef Gordon Ramsey

- Gujarat: Thepla, Dhokla, Khandvi, Handvo, Panki, Dhansak, Ankoori, Nankhatai

- Maharashtra: Shrikhand. Thalipeeth, Vada Pao, Modak, Upma

- Goa: Vindaloo, Xacuti, Bibinca, Prawn Balchao

Vindaloo is oldest hottest dish made with red chilies in Indian food history


South India

- Karnataka: Bisi Bele Bhaat, Kesari Bath, Mysore Pak, Dharwad Pedha, Chiroti

- Kerala: Sadya meal, Avial, Malabar Parotha, Payasam, Irachi Stew

- Andhra Pradesh: Hyderabadi Biryani, Mirchi salan, Ghongura pickle, Korikoora
- Tamil Nadu: Appam, Dosai, Idli, Sambhar, Rasam, Chettinad chicken, Pongal

Northern part of Tamil Naidu (Pondicherry) is known for Kadugu Yerra, Vendakkai Patchaddy

Idli is the oldest technically most sophisticated in Indian food history


North East

- Bihar: Litti, Sattu, Khaja, Khubi ka Lai, Anarasa, Tilkut

- Jharkhand: Thekua, Pua, Pittha, Marua Roti

- Sikkim: Momos, Thukpa, Gundruk, Phagshapa and Sael Roti

- Arunachal Pradesh: Apong (Beer)

- Assam: Maasor Tenga, Pitha

Home of world's hottest Chili pepper 'Bhut'

- Nagaland: Momos, Rice beer, Cherry wine

- Manipur: Iromba, Kabok, Chakkouba
- Meghalaya: Jadoh, Kyat (Beer)
- Tripura: Chakhwi, Mwkhwi, Muitru
- Mizoram: Zu (Tea)


East India

- West Bengal: Bhapa llish, Rasgulla, Mishti Doi, Machhli Jhoal
- Orissa: Fish Orly, Khirmohan, Rasabali, Chennapodapitha

Rasgulla actually originated in Orissa.



Chaat, Paratha (Paranthe wali gali), Cholay and Bhature, Nihari, Seekh kebab, Haleem, Korma, Mutton Pulao, Moti-choor Laddoo, Kulfi and Falooda, Sohan Halwa

Makhni chicken and Tandoori Chicken originated at Daryaganj in Delhi


Indian Restaurants in UK

- Phall Curry, Hottest curry

- Tindaloo, Extremely hot curry based on Vindaloo

- Balti a cooking style

- Chicken Tikka Masala

- Dhansak with Pineapple

- Rogan josh with tomatoes

- Do-Piyaz, modified version of Bhuna

- Jalfrezi, Anglo-Indian food originated in West Bengal

- Mulligatawny soup, Anglo-Indian food originated in South India

Thursday, 13 December 2012

10 tips to gain weight

The basic principle of weight gain is simple: You need to consume more calories than you expend. Follow these 10 tips.

i. Eat more calories

This involves some calculation. The approximate normal daily caloric requirement for an average male who performs light activity is 2,200; for a female, it is 1,900.You need to eat around 1,000 extra calories per day to gain less than half a kilo a week.
Do the math. Eat larger portions and eat at least five meals a day.
Your actual caloric requirement can differ depending on your height, weight, activity level and your body's metabolic rate.

ii. Make smart choices

For example, choose dairy products, fish and meat over bread. Choose eggs over vegetables.
Eat foods with high protein content such as beans, pulses and peas, and foods with high starch content such as potatoes, rice and tapioca.

iii. Protein is important
Increase your protein intake. Your body needs a lot of protein to build new muscle. But since most of the calories for weight gain comes from carbohydrates and fats, do not replace them with protein.

iv. Snack a lot
Consume a lot of high-calorie snacks (not junk food) such as cheese sticks, milk shakes, muffins, dried fruits, yoghurt and breakfast bars.

v. Fluids help too
Drink a lot of fluids that supply nutrients and calories; milk, fresh fruit juices and energy drinks are good examples.

vi. Intensify workouts
Aerobics are great, right? Not for weight gain!
You need to exercise really hard and intensely to gain muscle mass. 

vii. Weights are the way to go
Focus on free weight exercises (which do not require machinery) that target your large muscle groups. For example, you need dumbells, not fancy gym machines.

Free weights put the most stress on muscles and stimulate the maximum number of muscle fibres.

The best weight training exercises for building muscle mass are free weight exercises like squats, dead lifts, bench presses, barbell rows, pull ups and bar dips.
These exercises are best done under supervision, but they don't need machinery. 

viii. Space out your workouts
If you have a high basic metabolic rate -- which means you expend a lot of energy even at rest -- you need short intense workouts instead of long periods of low-stress activity.

ix. Creatine?
Creatine supplements can help some athletes gain weight. It is not known if it is because it gives them spurts of energy or because it adds water weight.
More research is needed in this area before Creatine becomes that magic pill. Creatine supplements are available at all major health food stores, but do not take it without consulting your doctor.

x. Be consistent
It might take a long time, usually a few months, for the weight to actually show. Some people get frustrated and quit when they fail to see drastic results.
Your body will only responds to a consistent schedule. No weight gain programme will work for you if you are not regular.
Heredity does pay a major role in determining your weight. Effective weight training and a smart diet can help you exceed your genetically predetermined weight.

daily life science general knowledge question answers

No. Question Answer
1. Name the parts which on removal or destruction may cause the death of plant Roots
2. The cover of air around the earth is called Atmosphere
3. Air occupies Space & mass
4. Plants and animals maintain the balance of what in air Gases
5. The supporter of combustion in air is Oxygen
6. What forms the earth's atmosphere Air
7. The major components of air are Nitrogen & Oxygen
8. Water is one of the basic constituents of all Living
9. The scientific name of Lotus is Nelumbo
10. No two human beings are completely Alike
11. The process of preparation of food by plants is called Photosynthesis
12. All living objects consist of Cells
13. The vegetables such as carrot,beet root and radish that you
eat are
14. Leaves are green because they have Chlorophy II
15. Plants manufacture food by the process of Photosynthesis
16. From the heart,the blood is transported to all the organs of
the body by
17. Which teeth are replaced by the permanent teeth Milk teeth
18. The reproductive cell of male is called the Sperm
19. The plants use which part of air for their food Carbon dioxide
20. Water is one of the basic constituents of all Plant
21. Water freezes into ice at 0 degree C.
22. Water boils at 80 degree C.
23. The torch cell is a source of which energy Electrical
24. Which source of energy wind is? Renewable
25. Which energy is released by a transistor Sound
26. Energy is always required for doing Work
27. Electrical energy is converted mainly into light energy in Filament
28. The energy hidden in atoms is called Atomic
29. Balance in nature is the balance between the population of Species
30. A famous mathematician of ancient India is Aryabhatta
31. A substance which can exist as solid,liquid and gas Water
32. The power of an electric bulb is marked in Watts
33. Water stored in a high-level dam has Potential energy
34. The dry cell produces electric energy from Chemical energy
35. The unit used for measuring distances between heavenly
Light Year
36. Musical instrument in which sound is produced by the vibration
of air is
37. Carbohydrates are present in Cane Sugar
38. The gas used for disinfecting water is Chlorine
39. Sand is a compound of Silicon
40. A mixture of salt and camphor can be separated by Sublimation
41. A magnet can be used to seperate a mixture of Iron scrap and sulphur
42. The chemical which is not used for purifying water is Washing soda
43. A bird which is active during night is Owl
44. Hydrilla is a plant that grows in Water
45. A plant which stores food in the root is Ginger
46. In most flowers the most colorful part is the Petal
47. The temperature of the surroundings is detected by The Skin
48. The number of kinds of living organisms on this earth is about Two & half million
49. A species of animals means A group of similar animals
50. There are some plants which do not have Leaves
51. An animal without a special organ for hearing is Snake
52. The sense organ in man which are sensitive to chemicals are Skin & nose
53. The tallest tree in the world is The redwood tree
54. Normally, a housefly lives for about One year
55. In the human body urine is formed in The kidneys
56. The pancreas in our body is a part of The digestive system
57. The blood vessels that we can see just below the skin on the
back of our palm are
Arteries & veins
58. The presence of starch in the leaf is shown by Iodine
59. All the cells are similar in structure and function in A tissue
60. The source of energy for all living things is The sun
61. An animal which cannot take solid food is Butterfly
62. Anaemia is usually caused by Glucose
63. The simplest form of carbohydrate is Aminoacid
64. The smallest unit of a protein is 80-90
65. The percentage of weight of water in our body is about C
66. Scurvy is caused by lack of vitamin Vitamins
67. Vegetables are included in our diet because mostly they supply Vitamins
68. The most widely seen minerals in the bones are Calcium and Phosphorus
69. Disgested food is mostly absorbed through the Small intestine
70. The diet of a 2-year old baby should contain more Protein
71. Tobacco plant makes nicotine in The leaves

Saturday, 8 December 2012

30 Interesting Facts about Engineering Science

1.      220 million tons of old computers and other technological hardware are trashed in the United States each year.
2.      A diamond will not dissolve in acid. The only thing that can destroy it is intense heat.
3.      According to Moore’s Law, microchips double in power every 18 to 24 months.
4.      Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1921.
5.      Although the famous first flight at Kitty Hawk took place on December 17, 1903, the secretive Wright Brothers did not demonstrate the technology to the broader public until August 8, 1908.
6.      As of early 2009, there have been 113 space shuttle flights since the program began in 1981.
7.      Bill Clinton’s inauguration in January 1997 was the first to be webcast.
8.      Chuck Yeager blasted through the sound barrier at Edwards Air Force Base in 1947.
9.      Einstein received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921 for his explanation of the photoelectric effect, the phenomenon by which electrons are knocked out of matter by electromagnetic radiation such as light.
10.   In 1901, the Spanish engineer Leonar do Torres-Quevedo was responsible for the earliest developments in the remote control with his Telekine that was able to do “mechanical movements at a distance.”
11.   In their Miyagi, Japan laboratories, beginning in 1924, Professor Hidetsugu Yagi and his assistant, Shintaro Uda, designed and constructed a sensitive and highly-directional antenna using closely-coupled parasitic elements. The antenna, which is effective in the higher-frequency ranges, has been important for radar, television, and amateur radio.
12.   Marie Curie was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes for Science
13.   No one has received more U.S. patents than Thomas Edison – 1,093 to be exact.
14.   On 11 July 1962, France received the first transatlantic transmission of a TV signal from a twin station in Andover, Maine, USA via the TELSTAR satellite.
15.   On 9 June 1906 the Winnipeg Electric Railway Co. transmitted electric power from the Pinawa generating station on the Winnipeg River to the city of Winnipeg at 60,000 volts. It was the first year-round hydroelectric plant in Manitoba and one of the first to be developed in such a cold climate anywhere in the world.
16.   On December 12, 1901, a radio transmission of the Morse code letter ‘S’ was broadcast from Poldhu, Cornwall, England, using equipment built by John Ambrose Fleming.
17.   One third of the world population has never made a telephone call.
18.   Samuel Morse, the inventor of the Morse code, was a painter as well. One of his portraits is of the first governor of Arkansas and hangs in the governor’s mansion of that state.
19.   Telecommunications satellites, and other satellites that need to maintain their position above a specific place on the earth, must orbit at 35,786 kilometers and travel in the same direction as the earth’s rotation.
20.   The circumference of the earth is about 25,000 miles. Its surface area is about 200,000,000 square miles and it weighs 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
21.   The Ericsson Company first produced cellular phones in 1979.
22.   The first computer mouse was introduced in 1968 by Douglas Engelbart at the Fall Joint Computer Expo in San Francisco.
23.   The first Japanese-language word processor was developed in Tokyo between 1971 and 1978.
24.   The first laser was made in California in 1960.
25.   The first two video games copyrighted in the U.S. were Asteroids and Lunar Lander in 1980.
26.   The Internet is the fastest-growing communications tool ever. It took radio broadcasters 38 years to reach an audience of 50 million, television 13 years, and the Internet just 4 years.
27.   There have been 113 space shuttle flights since the program began in 1981.
28.   Tim Berners-Lee coined the phrase “World Wide Web” in 1990.
29.   U.S. President Bill Clinton’s inauguration in January 1997 was the first to be webcast.
30.   Valdemar Poulsen, a Danish engineer, invented an arc converter as a generator of continuous-wave radio signals in 1902.