Monday, May 7, 2012

7 Thing Don't After a Meal...

Food is a source of energy for our human body. But we don't get all the nutrition from food that we eat, because we often do some simple thing after meal which are meant not to be done and in-turn spoil your health. Not only that the form of food that we take also matters. Anyway here are some seven simple thing that we should not do after meal, take a look...

1. Don't smoke

Experiment from experts proves that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarettes. So, chances of cancer is higher.

2. Don't eat fruits immediately

Immediately eating fruits after meals will cause stomach to be bloated with air. Therefore take fruit 1-2 hr after meal or 1hr before meal.

3. Don't drink tea

Because tea leaves contain a high content of acid. This substance will cause the Protein content in the food we consume to be hardened thus difficult to digest.

4. Don't loosen your belt

Loosening the belt after a meal will easily cause the intestine to be twisted & blocked.

5. Don't bath

Bathing will cause the increase of blood flow to the hands, legs & body thus the amount of blood around the stomach will therefore decrease. This will weaken the digestive system in our stomach.

6. Don't walk about

People always say that after a meal walk a hundred steps and you will live till 99. In actual fact this is not true. Walking will cause the digestive system to be unable to absorb the nutrition from the food we intake.

7. Don't sleep immediately

The food we intake will not be able to digest properly. Thus will lead to gastric & infection in our intestine.

World's Fastest Helicopter - Eurocopter X3 Hybrid

The Eurocopter X3, or popularly known as the X-cube, is a compound helicopter under experimental development by Eurocopter. Being the leader in the military and civil helicopter manufacturing, Eurocopter aims at a high aircraft performance for all utilities, and masters the innovation efficiently. The Eurocopter X3 is a milestone in the helicopter industry and is based on the concept of innovative rotary-wing aircraft. While still under development and flight testing procedure, the Eurocopter X3 is believed to reach the peak performance and efficiency in no time.

The design of the helicopter piloted a new approach to the location engine. Eurocopter X3 is driven by two engines, one of which rotates the rotor, the second - a pair of pull screws located on the small wings. Such constructive allowed to set a new speed record for helicopters, which now amounts to 430 kilometers per hour ( 232 knots ).


Crew: 2

Power plant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Turbomeca RTM322 turboshaft engines, 1,693 kW (2,270 hp) each

Propellers: 2-bladed five bladed tractor propellers gear driven off main engines.

Maximum speed: 430 km/h; 267 mph (232 kn) at 2,500 m (8,202 ft)

Cruising speed: 407 km/h (253 mph; 220 kn)

Service ceiling: 3,810 m (12,500 ft)

Rate of climb: 25 m/s (5,000 ft/min)

World's Most Expensive Sunglasses Made of 18K Gold

The price of gold may have been tamed in recent weeks, but this limited edition reading glasses promise to hold their glitter for a long time. Only 300 pieces are being made, each marked with a unique number and complete with a lifetime warranty.

This is no ordinary piece of eye-wear priced at Dh275,250 ( $75,000 ), they are pegged as the worlds most expensive reading glasses, and are set in 18K solid gold. Manufactured by the CliC Golds, this unique piece of optical jewelry will be hosted by Al Jaber Optical at its store in Dubai Mall.

Created by talented inventor Ron Lando, who will also be present at the showing on May 7th, the CliC Golds are sure to captivate audiences with their sleek design set in 18K solid gold; a rare hybrid of artistic genius and precise optical engineering.

The glasses inventor and worldwide patent holder for CliC eyewear, Lando worked with internationally renowned jewelry designer Hugh Power to bring this vision to life. Each reader is hand crafted in 18K solid gold by the master jeweler in the United States using traditional, strictly detailed techniques. This means that every single piece takes approximately 50 hours to complete, with each set finished off with Landos patented magnetic front connection system.

This system replaces the traditional temple and is an ultra-light moldable gold headband with 18K solid gold extendable sidepieces and an 18K solid gold expandable back made to ensure a custom fit. The glasses retail at $75,000 or approximately Dh275,250.

Al Jaber Optical, who are presenting the CliC Golds to the public, are no strangers to innovation, and have a long-standing reputation as leaders in the regions optical market.

"We are overjoyed to host such an exclusive piece of optical jewelry at our Dubai Mall store and it is an honour to have Mr. Lando and Mr. Power at the store to show off their creation to our customers. We always strive towards the new and exciting at Al Jaber Optical, and the CliC Golds are definitely that", said Ahmed Al Jaber, Managing Director, Al Jaber Optical

Smithsonian Magazine's 9th Annual Photo Contest

The editors of Smithsonian magazine have just announced the 50 finalists in their 9th annual photo contest. They've kindly allowed me to share several of the final contenders below, including some amazing images from each of the competition's five categories - Americana, The Natural World, People, Altered Images, and Travel. Here are some amazing photos from the 50 finalists of the 9th annual photo contest in each category. ( For more visit )

Altered Images

Girl on top of a teddy bear pyramid

By Paulo Bortolini (JundiaĆ­, San Paulo, Brazil)
Photographed September 2011, Campinas, Brazil

Color palettes

By Janwalai Kusuwan (Hillsborough, New Jersey)
Photographed October 2011, New York City, New York

Tubes inverted

By Pamela Maiato (Chelsea, Massachusetts)
Photographed July 2011, Taunton, Massachusetts

Where the soul meets the body

By Laura Diliberto (Wantagh, New York)
Photographed November 2011, New York City, New York

Flight path of the white collared kingfisher

By C.S. Ling (Singapore)
Photographed July 2011, Sabah, Borneo


Dog watching tourists on the street

By Peter Jacobson (Dresher, Pennsylvania)
Photographed August 2009, Ketchikan, Alaska

Wanting to see her big brother during his baseball game

By Stephanie Fox (Mobile, Alabama)
Photographed March 2011, Mobile, Alabama

Brooklyn Bridge

By Wayne Bennett (Bronx, New York)
Photographed February 2011, New York City, New York

Ranch dog taking a break from work

By Jamie Illian (Dallas, Texas)
Photographed April 2011, Ellsworth, Nebraska

The Natural World

Moonrise over Northern Lights

By Ben Hattenbach (Los Angeles, California)
Photographed March 2011, northern Alaska

An anhinga emerges to swallow his dinner

By Savannah Whitwam (Jacksonville, FL)
Photographed June 2011, Jacksonville, FL

Blue Ice Cave

By Jamie Scarrow (Bruce, Canberra, Australia)
Photographed December 2011, Antarctica

Shrimp within vase sponge

By William Goodwin (Birmingham, Alabama)
Photographed September 2011, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

A praying mantis as the sun rises over the Everglades

By Paul Marcellini (Miami, Florida)
Photographed November 2010, Everglades National Park, Florida

Neighborly dispute

By Donald Montemorra (Swampscott, Massachusetts)
Photographed July 2009, Katmai National Park, Alaska

Snow and Sand

By Leon Lee (Chicago, Illinois)
Photographed January 2009, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Steam from Mammoth Hot Springs

By Steven Ross (Nixa, Missouri)
Photographed October 2009, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming


Teala above and below water

By Bridget Bailey (Redding, California)
Photographed July 2010, Redding, California

A homeless boy sleeping inside the train

By Budi Prakasa (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Photographed August 2009, Jakarta, Indonesia

Village boys relaxing

By Nimai Chandra Ghosh (Kolkata, India)
Photographed November 2009, West Bengal, India

Disguised fun

By Somnath Mukherjee (Kolkata, India)
Photographed April 2009, Kolkata, India

The invisible chase

By Afshin Javadi (Rockville, Maryland)
Photographed November 2011, Santa Monica, California


House collage

By Shyamal Das (Kolkata, India)
Photographed October 2010, Sikkim, West Bengal

The Kara women are the backbone of the tribe

By Nicholas Wiesnet (Garden Grove, California)
Photographed September 2011, Omo River Valley, Ethiopia

Three fishermen on Inle Lake

By David Lazar (Brisbane, Australia)
Photographed January 2011, Inle Lake, Myanmar

The golden rock

By David Lazar (Brisbane, Australia)
Photographed February 2010, Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar

Jabulani the elephant greeting his caretaker

By Paula Durham (Cave Creek, Arizona)
Photographed September 2011, Kapama private game reserve, South Africa

Burmese novices playing soccer in the evening

By Kyaw Kyaw Winn (Yangon, Myanmar)
Photographed April 2011, Myanmar

50 Best Facts About Diego Maradona

Diego Armando Maradona Franco is a retired Argentine football player, and current manager of Al Wasl FC in Dubai. Many people, experts, football critics, former and current players consider Maradona as one of the greatest football player of all time. He won FIFA Player of the Century award which was to be decided by votes on their official website, their official magazine and a grand jury. Despite of up and down in his career, Maradona is considered one of the sport's most controversial and newsworthy figures. Here are 50 selected facts about such a great football player...

1. Diego Armando Maradona was born on October 30, 1960 on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

2. Maradona made 91 appearances for Argentina, scoring 34 goals.

3. He played in four World Cup tournaments for his country.

4. He helped Boca Juniors to the league championship in 1982 before making a move to Barcelona. But in 1984, he transferred to Napoli and helped them win their only two Serie A titles to date – in 1987 and 1990.

5. Maradona holds the record for making the most number of appearances as captain of any country in a World Cup. He skippered Argentina on 16 occasions.

6. In total, however, he made 21 appearances in World Cup tournaments.

7. A 15-year-old Maradona made his professional debut on October 20, 1976 for Argentinos Juniors.

8. Maradona was part of the Argentina youth squad that won the 1979 Youth World Cup in Japan.

9. On February 27, 1977, a 16-year old Maradona made his international debut against Hungary at the Bombonera stadium in Buenas Aires.

10. He has a tattoo of Che Guevara on his arm.

11. Maradona holds the record for suffering the most number of fouls in a World Cup – 53, during the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

12. He also holds the record for the most number of fouls suffered in one game in a World Cup, when Italy fouled him 23 times in the 1982 edition of the tournament.

13. Maradona skippered Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986, beating West Germany 3-2 in the final.

14. Diego also won the Golden Ball for being the tournament’s outstanding player.

15. Diego scored using his hand in the quarter-final of the 1986 World Cup against England. When he was quizzed about the incident, he said: “The goal was scored a little bit by the hand of God, a little by the head of Maradona.”

16. He won the Serie A with Napoli in 1987, a feat that would be repeated in 1990. He also won the Uefa Cup in 1989.

17. In the 1994 World Cup in USA, Maradona played only two games – scoring one goal against Greece – as he was sent home after failing a doping test.

18. Maradona married Claudia Villafane on November 7, 1989 in Buenos Aires, but the pair divorced in 2004.

19. In 2005, Maradona started hosting a talk show on Argentinian television. Pele was his main guest on his very first show.

20. Was confirmed as the manager of Argentina in October 2008.

21. During his reign as manager, Argentina equalled their worst ever defeat by losing 6-1 to Bolivia in the World Cup qualifiers. This led to Maradona taking a fair amount of criticism. And when his side did qualify for the tournament, he launched into an infamous “keep sucking” rant. FIFA then banned him for two months after the outburst.

22. Maradona’s managerial debut for Argentina was on November 19, 2008. On that day, his side took on Scotland at Hampden Park and emerged victorious with a 1-0 scoreline.

23. On June 22, 2010, Maradona said of the Jabulani ball: “I would ask all FIFA directors to stop talking about me and to start working on having a proper football. This ball is useless. It’s impossible to control.”

24. In a press conference prior to the first knockout round in the 2010 World Cup, Maradona jumped over the barrier to embrace former Napoli team-mate Salvatore Bagni, a footballer turned pundit. Following the gregarious greeting, Bagni said: “Even knowing him as I have done all these years, Diego always does something to surprise you.”

25. Maradona vehemently defended a goalless Lionel Messi on July 2, 2010, when he said: “Anyone saying he didn’t have a great World Cup is an idiot.”

26. Former team-mate Jorge Valdano said of him in 2006: “He is someone many people want to emulate, a controversial figure, loved, hated, who stirs great upheaval, especially in Argentina… Stressing his personal life is a mistake. Maradona has no peers inside the pitch, but he has turned his life into a show, and is now living a personal ordeal that should not be imitated.”

27. The Argentine Football Association (AFA) put in a request to FIFA to retire the No.10 shirt in honour of Maradona. The request was denied.

28. Argentinos Juniors have named their stadium after Maradona – Estadio Diego Armando Maradona.

29. Maradona after beating England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final: “It was as if we had beaten a country, more than just a football team.”

30. Maradona in 1996: “I was, I am and I always will be a drug addict. A person who gets involved in drugs has to fight it every day.”

31. In 2000, FIFA decided to do a one-off Player of the Century award for the new millennium. After eventually arriving at the decision that Pele and Maradona would share the award, the Brazilian said: “If he thinks he’s the best player of the century that’s his problem.”

32. Asked once to name his starting XI in 1990, Argentina manager Carlos Bilardo famously said: “Maradona and ten others.”

33. Maradona was appointed the sports vice-president of Boca Juniors in 2005. He quit a year later.

34. Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica has made a documentary about Maradona, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008.

35. In 1986, former England manager Sir Bobby Robson famously said: “With Maradona, Arsenal could have won the World Cup.”

36. Ex-England defender Phil Neal said of an 18-year-old Maradona in 1978: “The kid is just unbelievable – he is the best I have ever seen.”

37. Fans started a “Church of Maradona” in Buenos Aires in 1998. The year is marked by Maradona’s birthday every year. October 30, 2010 is 50 D.D [“despues de Diego”],” or ‘After Diego’.

38. Maradona’s second goal against England – which came just four minutes after the ‘Hand of God’ – in the quarter-final of the World Cup in 1986, saw the diminutive footballer dribble past opposition defenders to eventually beat Peter Shilton to make the score 2-0. FIFA called this the Goal of the Century.

39. Maradona has a lookalike puppet in the French show ‘Les guignols de l’info’.

40. He is good friends with Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

41. Maradona had to leave Napoli in 1991 after failing a drug test for cocaine.

42. The Argentine refused to go into the opening ceremony of the 2006 World Cup in Germany, saying: “I’m not here to look at bloody Pele walking around.”

43. In an ongoing war of words with the Brazilian this year, Pele said during Maradona’s reign as national team boss: “But it isn’t Maradona’s fault. It is the fault of whoever put him in charge.” The Argentine hit back later, saying: “Pele should go back to the museum. And stay there.”

44. Italian officials revealed last year that Maradona owes them €37 million (£32.2m). More than half this sum is interest on the original debt.

45. Maradona averaged 0.526 goals-per-game in domestic club competitions.

46. He is the third highest goal scorer for Argentina, behind Gabriel Batistuta and Hernan Crespo.

47. The Tartan Army have a chant in praise of Maradona for sending their neighbours out of the 1986 World Cup.

48. Maradona on World Cup ’98: “The players have all got square feet. They are like Robocops, they have more need of lubricant than massage. I don’t believe the tournament could be worse.”

49. The IIMSAM (Intergovernmental Institution for the Use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition) appointed Maradona as its Goodwill Ambassador in 2006.

50. In a book on Maradona in 1997, Argentinian psychologist and author Gustavo Bernstein noted: “Maradona is our maximum term of reference. No one embodies our essence better. No one bears our emblem more nobly. To no other, in the last twenty years, have we offered up so much passion. Argentina is Maradona, Maradona is Argentina.”

Collection of Creative Stadiums Made With Snacks

So we all know, foods can be creative. There are lots of artwork based on food which is designed by famous artist and designers. But these creative stadiums are made by ordinary people, who like to do it just for fun. Here is a collection of 25 creative stadiums made just with snacks...