Monday, 16 January 2012

SOME OF THE AMAZING PICTURES OF THE WORLD

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay – meaning ‘Descending Dragon Bay’ in Vietnamese- is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It features thousands of limestone karsts and oddly-shaped islets rising from emerald green waters. The evolution of these limestone karsts has taken over 20 million years to form, under the impact of the tropical wet climate. With such biodiversity and ecologically-rich grounds, there is also a thick cultural and historical side to the country. Vietnam holidays often involve a perfect mixture of the two.




An Abyssinian Colobus baby yawns at the Nogeyama Zoological Gardens in Yokohama, Japan.




 


This is Thor's Well also known as "the gates of the dungeon" located on Cape 

Perpetua,

 Oregon.


This is a restaurant located on a cliff on the east coast of Zanzibar. It can be reached by foot or boar depending on the tide.



Lightning flashes around the ash plume of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos, 
Chile.








A colony of Gentoo penguins enters the water at the Sea Life London Aquarium in central London. The nine Gentoos are a new adition to the aquarium after being transferred from Edinburgh Zoo's thriving 
colony.



Shinmoedake volcano erupts between Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures, Japan.



Rapeseed blooms in a field near Prevonloup, Switzerland. 
Sunset in Spain

The Sunset Over Barcelona – Spain




The Monticello Dam is a dam in Napa County, California, United States most noted for its large circular spillway with a rate of 48,400 cubic feet per second.
Kimberley Diamond Mine, South Africa



flower

AMAZING FLOWER- Denis Collette

Thursday, 12 January 2012

10 Amazing Facts About Chocolate


Chocolate is made from beans derived from the cacao tree. These beans are very bitter, so the cocoa solids and the cocoa butter has sugar added to it, along with some other ingredients in order to make the chocolate that is available to the general public.

Chocolate is particularly popular at certain times of the year, such as Easter, Valentines Day and Christmas. As such, chocolate shaped gifts are popular. Hearts for Valentines day and cute bunnies at Easter are two high up on the gift selection list. Here are 10 interesting facts about chocolate:
1. Chocolate is lower in caffeine than tea, coffee and coca cola. A one ounce bar of chocolate contains about 6mg of caffeine, whereas a five ounce cup of regular coffee contains over 40mg.

2. Chocolate was regarded as an aphrodisiac by Aztec Indians.
3. Chocolate contains antioxidants which may help prevent cancer and heart disease.
4. Chocolate is the favourite flavour in the United States Of America.
5. The shelf life of a bar of chocolate is approximately one year.
6. In 1842 Cadbury's in England created the worlds first chocolate bar.
7. The Swiss eat the most chocolate. The average person eats 19lbs a year.
8. Chocolate contain theobromine, which is a mild relative of caffeine and magnesium. This chemical is found in some tranquilisers. Because coffee also contains caffeine, it both picks you up and calms you down.

9. It is widely believed that chocolate consumption releases a chemical into your body very similar to what is produced when you are in love.
10.Chocolate manufacturers use 20% of the worlds peanuts and 40% of the worlds almonds.
Chocolate is mildly addictive, but a bar now and again is not going to hurt. With all those great antioxidants it contains, it may even help you live longer. After all, as the saying goes, "A little of what you fancy does you good".

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Random facts about people


 1)You share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world.
 2)Approximately 365 million people in the world have computers while half of the world's 6.5 billion population has never seen or used a telephone.
3). Babies cry but they don't produce tears until one to three months after birth.

4) Women have a slightly higher average IQ than men
5) Women end up digesting most of the lipstick they apply.

6) Up to the age of six or seven months a child can breathe and swallow at the same time. An adult cannot do this.
7)  The average housewife walks 10 miles a day around the house doing her chores.
8) . Muhammad is the most common name in the world.
9) More boys than girls are born during the day; more girls are born at night.
10)  One in 500 humans has one blue eye and one brown eye
11) On average, a person will spend about five years eating during his or her lifetime.
12) Women mature much faster than men.
13)  Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day.

14)  Children's sense of smell is better than adults'.
15) Females learn to talk earlier, use sentences earlier, and learn to read more quickly than males

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Things that MICROSOFT Could not Explain!

Things that MICROSOFT Could not Explain!

TRY this.... 

MAGIC #1 

Found that nobody can create a FOLDER anywhere on the Computer which can be named as "CON". This is something funny and inexplicable? At Microsoft the whole Team, couldn't answer why this happened! TRY IT NOW, IT WILL NOT CREATE A "CON" FOLDER


MAGIC #2

For those of you using Windows, do the following:
1.) Open an empty notepad file
2.) Type "Bush hid the facts" (without the quotes)
3.) Save it as whatever you want.
4.) Close it, and re-open it.
Noticed the weird bug? No one can explain!


MAGIC #3

Again this is something funny and can't be explained?
At Microsoft the whole Team, including Bill Gates, couldn't answer why this happened!
It was discovered by a Brazilian. Try it out yourself?
Open Microsoft Word and type
=rand (200, 99)
And then press ENTER And see the magic?..!


Magic #4

Did you know that a flight number from one of the planes that hit one of the two WTC towers on 9/11 was Q33N. In Notepad / WordPad or MS Word, type that flight number i.e Q33N. Increase the font size to 72. Change the font to Wingdings. ..... u will be amazed by the findings!!!



Friday, 30 December 2011

10 Interesting Facts About The Human Brain


Human Brain 10 Interesting Facts About The Human Brain
arrow 10 Interesting Facts About The Human Brain The human brain is made up of about 75% water and consists of about a hundred billion neurons.
arrow 10 Interesting Facts About The Human Brain The human brain is the fattest organ in the body that may consists of at least 60% fat. Amazingly, human skin weighs twice as much as human brain. While an elephant’s brain is physically larger than a human brain, the human brain is 2% of total body weight (compared to 0.15% of an elephant’s brain), which means that humans have the largest brain to body size. Starting from within the womb, fetal brain development begins that leads to a well-developed brain at birth, which contains most of the brain cells for the whole life and continues to grow till age 18. A newborn human baby’s brain grows about three times its size in the first year. Left-handed people or ambidextrous have a corpus collosum, which is the part that bridges the two halves of the brain, is about 11% larger than right-handed people.
arrow 10 Interesting Facts About The Human Brain There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the brain. Information can be processed as slowly as 0.5 meters/sec or as fast as 120 meters/sec (about 268 miles/hr). The average number of thoughts that humans are believed to experience each day is 70,000. While awake, human brain generates between 10 and 23 watts of power which could be enough energy to power a light bulb. It is thought that a yawn works to send more oxygen to the brain either to cool it down or wake it up. The human brain uses 20% of the total oxygen as well as uses 20% of the blood circulating in human body. If human brain loses blood for 8 to 10 seconds, a person will lose consciousness. The human brain can live for 4 to 6 minutes without oxygen, and then it begins to die. No oxygen for 5 to 10 minutes will result in permanent brain damage.
arrow 10 Interesting Facts About The Human Brain The neocortex makes up about 76% of the human brain and is responsible for language and consciousness and it is much larger than in other animals. The cerebral cortex grows thicker as humans learn to use it. A stimulating environment for a child can make the difference between a 25% greater ability to learn and 25% less in an environment with little stimulation. Juggling has shown to change the brain in as little as seven days. Music lessons have shown to considerably boost brain organization and ability in both children and adults. Reading aloud and talking often to a young child promotes brain development. The study indicates that learning new things helps the human brain to change very quickly. Studies have shown that child abuse can damage development of the brain to the extent permanently affecting it. The capacity for such emotions as joy, happiness, fear, and shyness are already developed at birth. The specific type of nurturing a child receives shapes how these emotions are developed. The first sense to develop while in utero is the sense of touch. The lips and cheeks can experience touch at about 8 weeks and the rest of the body around 12 weeks.
arrow 10 Interesting Facts About The Human Brain For years, medical professionals believed that tinnitus was due to a function within the mechanics of the ear, but newer evidence shows that it is actually a function of the human brain. The old adage of humans only using 10% of their brain is not true. Every part of the brain has a known function. Laughing at a joke is no simple task as it requires activity in five different areas of the human brain. Excessive stress has shown to “alter brain cells, brain structure and brain function.” Frequent jet lag can impair memory, probably due to the stress hormones released. Boredom is brought on by a lack of change of stimulation, is largely a function of perception, and is connected to the innate curiosity found in humans.
arrow 10 Interesting Facts About The Human Brain Humans can’t tickle themselves because the brain distinguishes between unexpected external touch and a person’s own touch. Without any words, humans may be able to determine mood of a person just by reading the face. A small area in the brain called the amygdala is responsible for the ability to read someone else’s face for clues to how they are feeling. There are no pain receptors in the brain, so the brain can feel no pain. Scientists have discovered that men and women’s brains react differently to pain, which explains why they may perceive or discuss pain differently. There is a class of people known as supertasters who not only have more taste buds on the tongue, but whose brain is more sensitive to the tastes of foods and drinks. In fact, they can detect some flavors that others cannot. Some people are much more sensitive to cold and actually feel pain associated with cold. Research has shown that the reason is due to certain channels that send cold information to the brain.
arrow 10 Interesting Facts About The Human Brain Memory is formed by associations, so to remember things one should create associations to recall. Memories triggered by scent have a stronger emotional connection that is why they appear more intense than other memory triggers. Anomia is the technical word for tip-of-the-tongue syndrome when you can almost remember a word, but it just won’t come out. During sleep at night memories from the whole day are consolidated and lack of sleep may actually hurt the ability to create new memories. Insulin works to regulate blood-sugar in the body, but recently, scientists have discovered that its presence in the brain also helps promote memory.
arrow 10 Interesting Facts About The Human Brain Most people dream about an hour or two at night and have an average of 4-7 dreams each night. Studies show that brain waves are more active while dreaming than when awake. Five minutes after a dream, half of the dream is forgotten. Ten minutes after a dream, over 90% is forgotten. If someone awakes during a dream, it is much more likely to remember the dream than if one slept until a full night’s sleep. Since dreams are more than just visual images, so blind people do dream. Whether or not they dream in pictures depends on if they were born blind or lost their vision later. Some people (about 12%) dream only in black and white while others dream in color. While asleep, human body produces a hormone that may prevent them from acting out their dreams, leaving them virtually paralyzed. If someone is snoring, they are not dreaming. Dreams almost never represent what they actually are as the unconscious mind strives to make connections with concepts one will understand, so dreams are largely symbolic representations. Caffeine works to block naturally occurring adenosine in the body, creating alertness. Scientists have recently discovered this connection and learned that doing the opposite, that is boosting adenosine can actually help promote more natural sleep patterns and help eliminate insomnia.
arrow 10 Interesting Facts About The Human Brain Each time humans blink, their brain kicks in and keeps things illuminated so the whole world doesn’t go dark each time they blink, which is about 20,000 times a day.
arrow 10 Interesting Facts About The Human Brain A study of one million students in New York showed that students who ate lunches that did not include artificial flavors, preservatives, and dyes did 14% better on IQ tests than students who ate lunches with these additives. A report described how people in a 7-year study who ate seafood at least once every week had a 30% lower occurrence of dementia.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

5 interesting facts about your pencil............


 
Interesting Facts about Pencils
 
 
How many pencils does a tree produce?


On an average, a 14-year-old 'pinus caribaea' tree can produce upto 2,500 pencils!!!
 
 
What is the size of the biggest pencil ever made and where is it?


The biggest pencil in the world is 20m high and is located in Malaysia. The pencil is part of the Faber-Castell Malaysia production site.
 
 
What does the worlds smallest pencil look like and where is it?


The world’s smallest pencil is displayed at a Faber-Castell Shop-in-Shop in Singapore.
 
 
What does the worlds oldest pencil look like?


The oldest pencil in the world; found in timbered house built in 1630 is now a part of the Faber-Castell achieve.
 
 
How much does the worlds most expensive pencil cost and what does it look like?


The Graf von Faber-Castell Perfect pencil (Limited Edition) is the worlds most expensive pencil, and it costs Euro: 9,000 per piece.