Monday, February 28, 2011

Funny 1st grade kids respond to proverb...

1st grade school teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the 1st half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first-graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is a classic!

1. Don't change horses ------------  until they stop running.
2. Strike while the ------------ bug is close.
3. It's always darkest before ------------ Daylight Saving Time.
4. Never underestimate the power of ------------ termites.
5. You can lead a horse to water but ------------ How?
6. Don't bite the hand that ------------ looks dirty.
7. No news is ------------ impossible
8. A miss is as good as a ------------ Mr.
9. You can't teach an old dog new ------------ Math
10. If you lie down with dogs, you'll ------------ stink in the morning.
11. Love all, trust ------------ Me.
12. The pen is mightier than the ------------ pigs.
13. An idle mind is ------------ the best way to relax.
14. Where there's smoke there's ------------ pollution.
15. Happy the bride who ------------ gets all the presents.
16. A penny saved is ------------ not much.
17. Two's company, three's ------------ the Musketeers.
18. Don't put off till tomorrow what ------------ you put on to go to bed.
19. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and ------------ You have to blow your nose.
20. There are none so blind as ------------ Stevie Wonder.
21. Children should be seen and not ------------ spanked or grounded.
22. If at first you don't succeed ------------ get new batteries.
23. You get out of something only what you ------------ See in the picture on the box
24. When the blind lead the blind ------------ get out of the way.
25. A bird in the hand ------------ is going to poop on you.

And the WINNER and last one! 

26. Better late than ---------------- Pregnant...

And a bonous drawing form the 1st grade kids....

Mind Blowing Facts About India

India hopes this will be the year it returns to a pre-crisis growth rate of 9%-- on its way to becoming the world's fastest growing country by 2014. But to reach this goal, the world's largest democracy will have to stave off threats of price inflation, asset bubbles and civil unrest.It will almost certainly be a bumpy ride.

In the next three years, up to 25% of the world's new workers will be Indian

42% of the world's poor live in India
That's over 450 million people living below the international poverty line of $1.25 a day, according to the World Bank.

India's GDP per capita will quadruple from 2007 to 2020, according to Goldman Sachs

Property prices in Mumbai and Delhi have more than doubled in the past 18 months

India's tech capital, Bangalore, has increased its office supply by six times since 2006, and now has more Grade-A offices than Singapore

Half the worlds outsourced IT services come from India, amounting to a $47 billion dollar industry

Walmart alone outsources $1 billion in IT contracts to India

India is the world's second largest importer of arms and has spent $50 billion on defense purchases in the last decade

India grows 12 million tons of mangoes in a year, the weight equivalent to 80,000 blue whales

India's Cherrapnuji is the wettest places on earth, receiving 425 inches of rain every year
That's 6.3 times the rainfall of continental America's rainiest city, Mobile.

A bigger movie market than America and Canada combined, India sold 3.2 billion tickets last year

The average Indian is nearly 20 years younger than the average Japanese (26 vs 45)
Indians are also around ten years younger than rival China, which was limited in growth by its one-child policy.

In recent decades, 500,000 female births have gone missing each year due to (illegal) sex selection and abortion
This estimate comes from The Lancet via The Boston Globe and is based on 1986-2006.

India has 568 million more registered voters than the US -- and a better turnout rate too

India used to account for 33% of the world's GDP; then fell to 3%; now may rise to 25%

India led the world in GDP before the industrial revolution, when population meant productivity, and India had the largest population. Following the end of British rule, India entered a long period of economic stagnation.The future outlook comes from Goldman Sachs, which sees India passing the U.S. Economy in 2050, trailing only China.

Funny Taxis Around The World

Creative Lips Art

Artist Paige Thompson had a foxy idea when she puckered up in front of the mirror and started to paint these amazing animal designs - on her own lips.

Now her unique take on face-painting has become an Internet sensation, attracting thousands of followers to her website and sparking demand for new creations.

The 21-year-old was feeling bored when she stumbled across some Halloween make-up she had as a child and began to paint colourful and cute animals on her mouth before photographing them.
She started with a bumblebee, then a fox, and as her menagerie grew she christened them 'Animal-ipsticks'.

Paige takes half an hour in front of a mirror to paint each creation, starting with a base colour and adding details such as stripes, eyes and ears.

So far Paige has created a bumblebee, black cat, fox, crab, caterpillar, hippo, chameleon and panda, sticking to a basic pallette of red, blue, yellow, green, black and white.

Her childhood set of water-based paints came with a small brush but she has since bought other brushes to allow her to get better detail. But she refuses to spend money on expensive branded make-up.

Paige, from Texas, was inspired to try her own lipstick art after admiring the face-painting of other artists.

'I had virtually nothing to do around the house, so I tried my luck with some old Halloween face paint that we had used since I was a kid,' she said.

'My first animal-lipstick, the bumblebee, wasn't even formed as an idea until I painted my lips yellow and added some random black stripes. It was then apparent that a face was needed.

'I thought the result was cute, so I made a few more. I never imagined so many people would love these photos.'

Paige continued: 'I chose to do animals because I had already done the bumblebee, so I thought I could expand upon the animal kingdom.

'After all, there are so many animals, I don't think I'll ever run out of ideas.

'My personal favourites are the bumblebee and the fox since those were two of my first, and most adorable, Animal-ipsticks.

'I'm not a huge makeup fan, but I am an art student and working with different mediums is fun and comes naturally to me.'

The next animals in line for Paige's lip-smacking treatment are be a jaguar, zebra, monkey, parrot and a dog.
A red crab: Paige takes half an hour in front of a mirror to paint each creation

A red fox: An early creation and one of Paige's favourites

A bumble bee: The first of Paige's 'Animal-ipstick' creations

A caterpillar and a hippo: Paige starts with a base colour and adds details such as stripes, eyes and ears

A panda: 'There are so many animals I don't think I'll ever run out of ideas,' says Paige

A black cat: Paige's creations have left thousands of fans wanting more

A colourful Chameleon: 'Animnal-ipsticks' stem from boredom and an old set of Halloween paints