Saturday, August 27, 2011

18 Funny Universal Laws

1. Law of Mechanical Repair - After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.

2. Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

3. Law of Probability - The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

4. Law of Random Numbers - If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.

5. Variation Law - If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).

6. Law of the Bath - When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

7. Law of Close Encounters - The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

8. Law of the Result - When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

9. Law of Bio-mechanics - The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

10. Law of the Theater or sports Arena - At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle, always arrive last. They are the ones who will leave their seats several times to go for food, beer, or the toilet and who leave early before the end of the performance or the game is over. The folks in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies and stay to the bitter end of the performance. The aisle people also are very surly folk.

11. The Coffee Law - As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

12. Murphy's Law of Lockers - If there are only 2 people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

13. Law of Physical Surfaces - The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor, are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug.

14. Law of Logical Argument - Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

15. Brown's Law of Physical Appearance - If the clothes fit, they're ugly.

16. Oliver's Law of Public Speaking - A closed mouth gathers no feet.

17. Wilson's Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy - As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.

18. Doctors' Law - If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you'll feel better.. But don't make an appointment, and you'll stay sick.

Thailand Elephant Day

Elephants are fed with banana trees, sugarcane and fruit during a feeding ceremony on the grounds at the Maesa elephant camp in Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand. The ceremony was held to mark the country's 'Elephant Day' participated by nearly 100 elephants. Elephant are recognzied as the national animal of Thailand.

29 Interesting Facts that you hardly know !

'Stewardesses' is the longest word typed with only the left hand . And 'lollipop' is the longest word typed with your right hand.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

'Dreamt' is the only English word that ends in the letters 'mt'. ?

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose  and ears never stop growing.

The sentence: 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog' uses every letter of the alphabet.

There are only four words in the English language which end in 'dous': tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: 'abstemious' and 'facetious.' 

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

The cruise liner, QE 2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

What is eaten in one week around the world?

Take a good look at the family size & diet of each country, and the availability & cost of what is eaten in one week.

Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07

United States:The Revis family of North Carolina.
Food expenditure for one week: $341.98

Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11

Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca
Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09

Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27

Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo
Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53

Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo
Food expenditure for one week: $31.55

Bhutan: The Namgay family of ShingkheyVillage
Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03

Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23

World Tallest Lord Ganesh Statue at Kolhapur

The World’s biggest idol of Lord Ganesha at Kolhapur, Maharashtra –  
66 foot tall...

All Hindus worship idols of Lord Vinayaka during the 10 day festival of Vinayaka Chaviti. The tallest Vinayaka statue in the world is situated at Kolhapur, Mumbai. The name of this statue is ‘Chinmaya Ganadhish Idol’. The actual height of the statue is 66 feet and it is seated on throne of 24 feet high. Weight of this statue is 800 metric tons. The statue is built with concrete. 50 crafts men worked for 18 months to complete this idol. This was built by Chinmaya Mission, marking the completion of 50 years of their organization in 2001.

One more famous place in Kolhapur is the Binkhambi Ganesh Mandir. This temple was built without pillars in 1882. A small stone Ganesh idol was found while disilting a well and the temple was built around the idol. The architecture of this temple is amazing. Every year Archaeology students from various states come here to research on this temple.

The system of keeping Ganesh idols in street and worshipping them was started by Bal Gangadhar Tilak. In 1893, he worshipped the pictures of Lord Vinayaka in the streets. This practice is continuing till today.

A Ganesh temple and the idol in the temple at Lal Bagh, Mumbai were insured for Rs.2 crore 65 lakhs and Rs.1 crore respectively. Nearly one crore devotees visit this temple annually.

Sekhar from Andhra Pradesh collected 11,000 idols, 14,000 pictures, 1094 poster, 157 key chains, and 100 audio and video cassettes of Lord Ganesha and is in the Limca Book of World Records.
Vinayaka chaviti is a national holiday in Mauritius. Most of the citizens there are Hindus.
Roads around the temples of Lord Ganesh are washed on Ganesh chaturdhi day in Paris.

Ganesh idols made of mud should be used for worshipping. But most of the idols are made with plaster of Paris. Plaster of Paris is a made from Calcium Hemi Hydrate produced from Gypsum. When the plaster of Paris idols are immersed in water, it does not dissolve in water easily. Not only that, while melting in water it releases poisonous substances. The chemicals in the artificial colours like Mercury and Cadmium dissolve in water and kill the fishes and other creatures. This damages the ecological balance.