Sunday, August 14, 2011

Fiercest Super Yacht in the World

What a sleek-looking yacht! Adastra was born after five years of design and discussion between a Hong Kong couple and West Sussex-based John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs. Very experienced at voyaging the ocean, the couple wanted to create a trimaran that was designed for efficient long range cruising. The super yacht boasts a maximum speed of 22.5 knots and can cover 4000 miles at a range of 17 knots. It also provides a level of comfort and style that would be expected in a yacht of this class and size.


Every part of the boat is custom built to make it light weight. The superstructure is made of carbon fiber and the hull from Glass/Kevlar foam. The vessel has a fully automated fuel management system, including an Alfa Laval system that cleans the fuel for efficient performance.


A saloon area is located on the main deck, which offers superb panoramic views and accommodates a lounge area, dining table and navigation station. The master’s cabin is located toward the stern, while two guest cabins, and accommodation for the crew are located below the deck. Adastra offers comfortable accommodation for nine guests and up to six crew members.

Top 10 Foods for Healthy Hair

"Lather, rinse, repeat" may be standard advice, but shampoo and conditioner alone won't give you the healthy hair you crave. For the most luxurious locks possible, you'll need to step out of the shower, and into the kitchen. "Your hair grows about 1/4 to 1/2 inch every month, and the foundation of all of our new hair, skin, and nail growth is the nutrients we eat," says Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, a Chicago-based dietitian. "If you eat a healthy diet, you will grow stronger and healthier cells throughout your entire body -- inside and out."


1: Salmon


When it comes to foods that pack a beauty punch, it's hard to beat salmon. Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, this high-quality protein source is also filled with vitamin B-12 and iron. "Essential omega-3 fatty acids are needed to support scalp health," says Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD, a dietitian in Los Angeles and a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. "A deficiency can result in a dry scalp and thus hair, giving it a dull look." Vegetarian? Include one or two tablespoons of ground flaxseed in your daily diet for some plant-based omega-3 fats.

2: Dark Green Vegetables


Popeye the Sailor Man didn't eat all that spinach for healthy hair, but he could have. Spinach, like broccoli and Swiss chard, is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which your body needs to produce sebum. The oily substance, secreted by your hair follicles, is the body's natural hair conditioner. Dark green vegetables also provide iron and calcium.

3: Beans


Beans, beans, they're good for your...hair? Yes, it's true. Legumes like kidney beans and lentils should be an important part of your hair-care diet. Not only do they provide plentiful protein to promote hair growth, but ample iron, zinc, and biotin. While rare, biotin deficiencies can result in brittle hair. Blatner, who is also a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, recommends three or more cups of lentils or beans each week.

4: Nuts


Do you go nuts for thick, shiny hair? You should. Brazil nuts are one of nature's best sources of selenium, an important mineral for the health of your scalp. Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that may help condition your hair. They are also a terrific source of zinc, as are cashews, pecans, and almonds. A zinc deficiency can lead to hair sheddig, so make sure nuts are a regular on your healthy hair menu.

5: Poultry


Chickens and turkeys may have feathers, but the high-quality protein they provide will help give you the healthy hair you crave. "Without adequate protein or with low-quality protein, one can experience weak brittle hair, while a profound protein deficiency can result in loss of hair color," Giancoli tells WebMD. Poultry also provides iron with a high degree of bioavailability, meaning your body can easily reap its benefits.

6: Eggs


When it comes to healthy hair, it doesn't matter whether you like your eggs scrambled, fried, or over easy. However they're served up, eggs are one of the best protein sources you can find. They also contain biotin and vitamin B-12, which are important beauty nutrients.

7: Whole Grains


Sink your teeth into hearty whole grains, including whole-wheat bread and fortified whole-grain breakfast cereals, for a hair-healthy dose of zinc, iron, and B vitamins. A whole-grain snack can also be a great go-to food when your energy is zapped halfway through the afternoon, and you've still got hours to go before dinner.

8: Oysters


Oysters may be better known for their reputation as an aphrodisiac, but they can also lead to healthy hair -- and who doesn't love that? The key to their love and hair-boosting abilities is zinc -- a powerful antioxidant. If oysters don't make a regular appearance on your dinner plate, don't despair. In addition to getting it from whole grains and nuts, you can also get zinc from beef and lamb.

9: Low-Fat Dairy Products


Low-fat dairy products like skim milk and yogurt are great sources of calcium, an important mineral for hair growth. They also contain whey and casein, two high-quality protein sources. For some healthy hair foods "to-go," try throwing a yogurt or cottage cheese cup in your bag when you head out in the morning to snack on later in the day. You can even boost their hair benefits by stirring in a couple of tablespoons of ground flaxseeds or walnuts for omega-3 fatty acids and zinc.

10: Carrots


Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes a healthy scalp along with good vision. Since a healthy scalp is essential for a shiny, well-conditioned head of hair, you'd be wise to include carrots in your diet as snacks or toppings on your salad.

Performing Street Monkeys of Indonesia

Dozens of Macaque monkeys are chained to a cage in monkey village, where their owners train them to perform on the streets of Jakarta, Indonesia. The Performing Street Monkeys, which you can see in the gallery below, earn nothing more than small change as they mimic humans in silly outfits and masks. These kinds of monkeys can be seen in many countries of south Asia. Kids take them as fun, owner take them serious business. People passing by give coins to monkeys owners.

10 Funny jokes for you to laugh...


1 stone is enough to break a glass.
1sentence is enough to break a heart.
1sec is enough to fall in love.
But y d hell 1chapter is not enough to pass in exam...???

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A boy's eye is Faster than Google in searching a Beautiful girl in crowd...
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A boy's heart is slower than a Governments bus while Proposing a Girl whom he truly Loves.

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"COLLEGE n SCHOOL are d nickname of HEAVEN"
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Hmmm.....
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That's why it is said that "COUPLES are made in HEAVEN.

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My Teacher pointed at me with a Ruler & said:
At the End of this Ruler is an Idiot I still don't get why I got rusticated.
I only asked him, Which End Sir?

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Father to son: why don't u just go and study?
Son: what for?
Father: U'll get good marks...
Son: then?
Father: U'll get good job.
Son: then?
Father: U'll have big house, new car.
Son: so what after that?
Father: after that U'll relax.
Son: so what do u think I m doing right now???

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An Ugly Truth:

In Bed,
It's 6AM,
You Close Your Eyes for 5 mins...
...& it's 7:45

But in Office,
It's 9:30am
You Close Your Eyes for 5 mins...
& It's Still 9:31


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A Man having no children, no money, no home and a blind mother.

Prays sincerely to God for improving his life style.

God is very pleased with his prayer, and............

Grants him one wish........... just one !!!!!!!!!!!!

The Man says OK God, thanks, my one and only wish is- 'I want my Mom to SEE my wife putting, twenty million worth of diamond around on my CHILD's neck, in my Mercedes Benz parked near the swimming pool of our new 5 acre bungalow in Beverly Hills.'

GOD: Damn it ! I still have a lot to learn from these Humans.

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A lady manager of a big reputed office noticed a new man one day and told him to come into her cabin.

"What is your name?" was the first thing she asked the new guy.
"John," the new guy replied.

She scowled, "Look... I don't know what kind of a namby-pamby place you worked before, but I don't call anyone by their first name. It breeds familiarity and that leads to a breakdown in authority. I refer to my employees by their last name only ... Smith, Jones, Baker ...that's all. I am to be referred to only as Mrs. Robertson. Now that we got that straight, what is your last name?"
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The new guy sighed, "Darling............ My name is John Darling."
"Okay John, the next thing I want to tell you is . . .."

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Prospective husband: Do you have a book called ‘Man, The Master of Women’?

Salesgirl: The fiction department is on the other side, sir.


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A Sardar sees lot of guys running on the highway. Asks a bystander as to who’re the guys?

The bystander : A Marathon race is going on.

Sardar : What do they get from that?

Bystander : The winner will get a prize

Sardar : Then why are the others running?

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Patient to Nurse: I Don’t Want To Get Well Because I Love U and I want see u everyday!

Nurse : U won’t get well either, bcoz doctor has seen u kissing me & he loves me too!

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Crazy doctors jokes


He treated one woman for yellow jaundice for three years.
Before he realized she was Chinese.

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Another time, he gave a patient six months to live. At the end of the six months, the patient hadn't paid his bill, So, the doctor gave him another six months.

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While he was talking to me, his nurse came in and said,

"Doctor, there is a man here who thinks he's invisible."

The doctor said, "Tell him I can't see him."

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Another time, a man came running in the office and yelled,

"Doctor, doctor! - my son just swallowed a roll of film!" The doctor calmly replied, "Let's just wait and see what develops."

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One patient came in and said, "Doctor, I have a serious memory problem."

The doctor asked, "When did it start?" The man replied, "When did what start?"

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I remember one time I told my doctor

I had a ringing in my ears. His advice: "Don't answer it."

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My doctor sure has his share of nut cases.

One said to him, "Doctor, I think I'm a bell." The doctor gave him some pills and said, "Here, take these - If they don't work, give me a ring."
 
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Another guy told the doctor that he thought he was a deck of cards.

The doctor simply said, "Go sit over there. I'll deal with you later."

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When I told my doctor I broke my leg in two places,

He told me to stop going to those places.

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You know, doctors can be so frustrating.

You wait a month and a half for an appointment, Then he says, "I wish you had come to me sooner."

Top 10 Pets in the World


Jonathan Wateridge's Ultra-realistic Photos

The Londoner Jonathan Wateridge exposes in a selection of visual his absolutely incredible paintings. Ultra-realistic, its works seek to explore the ideas of group, identity and to collect collective moments while questioning the spectactor on the details.

The Hotel Bill - A funny short story...


An elderly lady decided to give herself a big treat for her significant birthday by staying overnight in one of London's most expensive hotels.

When she checked out next morning, the desk clerk handed her a bill for £250.00.

She explode and demanded to know why the charge was so high. "It's a nice hotel but the rooms certainly aren't worth £250.00 for just an overnight stop without even breakfast."

The clerk told her that £250.00 is the 'standard rate' so she insisted on speaking to the Manager.

The Manager appeared and forewarned by the desk clerk announced: "the hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference centre which are available for use."
'But I didn't use them," she said.
''Well, they are here, and you could have," explained the Manager.

He went on to explain that she could also have seen one of the in-hotel shows for which the hotel is famous. "We have the best entertainers from Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen performing here," the Manager said.

"But I didn't go to any of those shows," she said.
"Well, we have them, and you could have," the Manager replied.

No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, she replied, "But I didn't use it!"

The Manager was unmoved, so she decided to pay, wrote a cheque and gave it to the Manager.

The Manager was surprised when he looked at the cheque. "But madam, this cheque is only made out for £50.00." ''That's correct. I charged you £200.00 for sleeping with me," she replied.

"But I didn't!" exclaims the very surprised Manager.

"Well, too bad, I was here, and you could have."

- Don't mess with Senior Citizens -

The Folding Art