Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fact about Coconut Water...

'It's a natural isotonic beverage, with the same level of electrolytic balance as we have in our blood. It's the fluid of life, so to speak.'

During the Pacific War of 1941-45, both sides in the conflict regularly used coconut water - siphoned directly from the nut - to give emergency plasma transfusions to wounded soldiers.

Most coconut water is still consumed fresh in tropical coastal areas - once exposed to air, the liquid rapidly loses most of its organoleptic and nutritional characteristics, and begins to ferment.

Coconut Water is More Nutritious than whole milk - Less fat and NO cholesterol!

Coconut Water is More Healthy than Orange Juice - Much lower calories

Coconut Water is Better than processed baby milk- It contains lauric acid, which is present in human mother's milk

Coconut water is naturally sterile -- Water permeates through the filtering husk!

Coconut water is a universal donor-- Its identical to human blood plasma

Coconut Water is a Natural Isotonic Beverage - The same level we have in our blood.

Coconut water has saved lives in 3rd world countries thru Coconut IV.

Coconut water is the very stuff of Nature, biologically Pure, full of Natural Sugars, Salts, and Vitamins to ward off fatigue... and is the next wave of energy drinks BUT natural!', according to Mortin Satin, Chief of the United Nation's Food & Agriculture Organization.

Coconut water contains more potassium (at about 294 mg) than most sports drinks (117 mg) and most energy drinks..

Coconut water has less sodium (25mg) where sports drinks have around 41mg and energy drinks have about 200mg!

Coconut water has 5mg of Natural Sugars where sports and energy drinks range from 10-25mg of Altered Sugars.

Coconut water is very high in Chloride at 118mg; compared to sports drinks at about 39mg.

17 Awesome Photoshop by La Souris sur le Gateau Studio...

Some cool Transparent Screens photos...

English Skills by Prime Minister Mori - too funny...

This is a true story from the Japanese Embassy in US!!!

A few days ago, Prime Minister Mori was given some Basic English conversation training before he visits Washington and meets president Barack Obama...

The instructor told Mori Prime Minister, when you shake hand with President Obama, please say 'how r u'.
Then Mr. Obama should say, 'I am fine, and you?' Now, you should say 'me too'. Afterwards we, translators, will do the work for you.'

It looks quite simple, but the truth is...

When Mori met Obama, he mistakenly said 'who r u?' (Instead of 'How r u?'.)

Mr. Obama was a bit shocked but still managed to react with humor: 'Well, I'm Michelle's husband, ha-ha...'

Then Mori replied 'me too, ha-ha....'

Then there was a long silence in the meeting room....

Lion and Tiger are the close Friends of Mr.John Reinke...

We're loving lions: How a cuddle with a big cat helped a thrill-seeking double amputee live on the wild side again ...

Lions and tigers arent usually the sort of animals youd want to get close to, but thats exactly what double amputee John Reinke likes to do.

In fact, hes discovered an incredible ability to get so close to such animals that he can cuddle them. He only released his sensitive skill after a bungee jump accident caused him to lose both legs.

The dad-of-two has a particularly special bond with Bonedigger, a seven-foot male lion, who like John also suffers from a disability due to brittle bones.

Double amputee John Reinke has an amazing ability and can cuddle big cats including seven-foot male lion Bonedigger

Bonedigger wont act like this with anyone else, says John as he sits with the 320lb lion draped across his lap. He never shows me aggression at all. When I am having a bad day with my legs, just being with him makes me feel better. I know he knows that we are both disabled.

John, 43, first came into contact with the big cat through his work at the G.W Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. He bottle-fed Bonedigger, now 18 months old, from birth, and the pair are now the closest of pals.

Speaking about this special bond John added, Hes like a dog and when he hasn't seen me for ages he gets all excited and runs up to me. Nothing about the relationship between the pair is normal; Bonedigger was hand-reared by John along with a tiger named Tony.

Cub love: John says of his disability: 'Bringing up Bonedigger and Tony helped me recover'

They used to live with me in the house. I raised them both with bottled formula and raw meat until they grew too big for the house, said John.

And even though theyve moved out Tony and Bonedigger arent far from John - the cats share an enclosure next to the house John usually lives in with the other keepers. Tony is perfectly healthy, but is a bit too playful. When Bonedigger senses that I am losing control of the play, he snarls at Tony and you can tell he is being protective and telling him to stop.

Father-of-two John lost his legs as a result of a bungee-jumping accident

Bonedigger, a seven-foot male lion, also suffers from a disability due to brittle bones.

Living on the wild side has always been on Johns agenda, when doing a bungee jump in April 1994, he fell through a faulty trap door from 55 feet, crushing both his legs. I pierced my side with a six inch metal stake too and I asked my friends to call my wife because I thought that was it, said the ex-turbine engineer. I broke my hip, my back, and shattered both feet and raked my intestines. Needless to say, I was in a coma for eight days after I reached the hospital. My wife Kristi couldnt recognise me when she first saw me.

John, who works at the GW Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, bottle-fed Bonedigger from birth

Bonedigger was hand-reared with a tiger named Tony, and the pair of big cats now have a joint enclosure next to the house shared by John, the owner and other keepers

When I finally woke up the doctors told me that I would never walk again.

But John was determined to prove them wrong and not let this terrible accident prevent him from enjoying life, I wasnt going to accept that fate, he added

After five years of painstaking rehabilitation, John learned to use his legs again, and he began to rebuild his life. He and his wife Kristi, 45, had a second son Peyton, 15, six years after their first son, Nathan, 21, was born.

But in the years that followed, John suffered from repeated infections in his left leg and, in 2005, made the incredibly difficult decision to have it amputated below the knee.

I was at an all-time low then, but in 2006, on a family holiday, we came across the G.W Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma and everything changed, he said.

It was at this park that John bonded with a nine-foot Grizzly bear called Ozzie, little did John know then that this meeting would turn his life around.

John soon began visiting the park once a week from his home in Texas to see Ozzie and spend time with the other animals.

Three's no crowd: When Bonedigger senses John is losing control of the play, he protectively snarls at Tony and tells him to stop.

After spotting his frequent visits, a year later, park director Joe Schreibvogel asked John to as a park manager.

In 2009 John suffered another devastating blow, he had an infection in his remaining right leg and chose to have a second amputation.

That was another low moment for me because I value my independence highly, said John.

Bringing up Bonedigger and Tony helped me recover, especially my relationship with Bonedigger.

Defiant and brave, John was quickly back at work after his second amputation, using high-tech metal legs built by Scott Sabolich Prosthetics and Research.

And John hasnt looked back since, At the moment I am bringing up three-month-old tiger cubs named Tippy and Orlando. They are keeping me busy and they need to be entertained every day.

Tippy likes to play tug of war with my prosthetic legs, which is good, because I guess that would hurt otherwise!

John is currently at home in Texas with his family as he undergoes further medical treatment for his legs and shoulder but that wont be the last of his time with the big cats.

While John is away park staff are looking after Bonedigger and Tony. But everyone is looking forward to the return of their inspirational keeper as clearly John is irreplaceable.

5 Water Art pics...

Professionalism is always held in high esteem, even if we are talking about ordinary things. It would seem that every Photoshop user passed through the creation of water effects. But not everyone can do it so that the audience said WOW! Only such a word can describe art works of Alexandra Zaharova & Ilya Plotnikov from Doberman studio. Their flowers or a butterfly look like if they actually made of living water.

Dog Photographer of the Year 2011