Monday, December 29, 2008
Punch Hole Clouds may appear as a circular or oval holes in a layer of
supercooled clouds; sometimes they assume a form of a perfect circle and persist
for quite a long time, drifting together with the cloud layer. One explanation
seems to blame the air traffic (the jet contrail intersections) combined with a
thermal inversion (a circular motion of a rising warm air).
1. Breaking stories in many different pages to increase the number of impressions
2. Using splash pages with ads
3. Not linking to the sources or mentioned websites
4. Using pop-up ads
5. Requiring registration to access the content
Personally I felt that point number 5 is the most sickening habits that many websites practice. First of all, you risk them spamming mails to the email address you provided, waste your time waiting for the confirmation emails in order to finish the registration and after all the hassle, the content might be rubbish or requires you to pay in order to access it. (Students doing research works for their projects should be familiar with these)
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In a few days time, the year 2008 is coming to a close. Many things have happened in this eventful year, from the Wall Street financial crisis to the first black president to be elected in US.
Time.com have compiled a list of Top 10 Everything of 2008. Click on the links below to check what are albums, medical breakthrough, comics, etc, that are rated Top 10s in 2008.
Best Biz Deals
Campaign Video Moments
Fashion Faux Pas
Late Night Jokes
Oddball News Stories
Open Mike Moments
Plays and Musicals
T-shirt Worthy Slogans
Worst Biz Deals
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Friday, December 26, 2008
coming onto one of my interstates,
which was very busy with inferior cars.
First off, I couldn’t believe that the volume of traffic DIDN’T slow down for me
at all as I came off the exit ramp!
I had to squeeze into a barely big enough gap between
two cars in order to get onto my motorway!
The driver of the car behind me did realize his mistake though
and honked an apology to me with a long blast of his horn.
Unbelievably, I had to do the same again before I could get to the BMW Lane.
Anyway, once I was in the BMW Lane and posing along at 110 mph
enjoying the adulation that the inferior car drivers were giving me,
I noticed an inferior car ahead of me which was not only in the BMW Lane of my motorway,
but was driving at a ridiculous 70 mph!
Naturally, I got within a foot or so of his rear bumper
and flashed my headlights to remind him he
shouldn’t be in the BMW Lane of my motorway and to get out of my way.
Of course, once he realized it was a BMW behind him,
he did just that,
but I could hardly believe it when he pulled straight back out behind me!
He also tried to keep up with me and when he realized I would out-run him,
he put on some blue lights in his front grill and urged me to get onto the hard shoulder
so that he could congratulate me on my excellent car.
Needless to say, I was eager to oblige and when we had stopped,
the man gave me a piece of paper confirming what I already knew -
that my car goes fast!
Apparently he wants everyone to know what a superior car I have,
so I had to take my drivers license to a police station to be sent away
to have some points put on!
(They’re not free points either - they’re $20 each and I was only allowed 3.)
But the man at the police station said that because I drive a BMW,
it wont be much longer before I earn the full 12 points,
and then I won’t even NEED a driving license,
so they will take it off me!
See, now THAT’S the sort of respect you get when you own and drive a BMW!
The lawyer for the defense has paid me $15,000 to swing the case his way.
The lawyer for the plaintiff has paid me $10,000 to swing the case her way.
In order to make this a fair trial, I am returning $5,000 to the defense."
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The biggest hurdle they faced was that the teacher insisted on NO baby talk!
You need to use ‘Big People ‘ words,’ she was always reminding them.She asked John what he had done over the weekend.
‘I went to visit my Nana’.
No, you went to visit your GRANDMOTHER. Use ‘Big People’ words!’She then asked Mitchell what he had done
‘I took a ride on a choo-choo’.
She said. ‘No, you took a ride on a TRAIN. You must remember to use ‘Big People’ words’.She then asked little Alex what he had done?
‘I read a book’ he replied.
‘That’s WONDERFUL!’ the teacher said.
‘What book did you read?’
Alex thought real hard about it,
then puffed out his chest with great pride, and said……
‘Winnie the SHIT.’
Monday, December 22, 2008
1. Setting the wall paper of your digital camera with your personal information.
This allows the person who found your camera to be able to return it to you when you lost it. Or it can contain useful information such as blood type, medical conditions should you require some kind of emergency assistance.
2. Parking Lot
Ever found yourself walking around Suntec City or Vivocity carpark looking for your car? Simply snap the carpark landmark/ lot number instead of trying to remember them.
3. Things that you will be repairing
When you decided disassemble your computers or remote control car to fix it, be sure to take a picture on how it look before you started working on it. This will allow you to at least revert any damages that is caused by you "fixing it".
4. License plate numbers
If your car doors kept getting dented by unconsiderate drivers or passenger of the car parking beside you. Take a picture of your "car neighbours". What you want to do to car owner/passenger is up to your imagination.
If you are making a trip to the supermarket to buy the necessary ingredients for your baking, take a photo of the ingredients list.
Finally as a mirror just to make sure there are no stucked vegetables in between your teeths.
BMW - Big Money Waste
BUICK - Big Ugly Indestructible Compact Killer
CHEVROLET - Can Hear Every Valve Rattle On Long Extended Trips
CHEVY - Cheapest Heap Ever Visioned Yet
DODGE - Drips Oil Drops Grease Everywhere
FIAT - Fix It Again Tomorrow
FORD - Found On Road Dead
GM - Grinding Metal
GMC - Gotta Mechanic Coming
HONDA - Hold On, Not Done Accelerating
JEEP - Just Enough Engine Power
KIA - Killed In Action
MAZDA - Made At Zoo by Demented Apes
MG - Mostly Garaged
OLDSMOBILE - Old Ladies Driving Slowly Making Others Behind Increasingly Late Everyday
PINTO - Powerful Incendiary, Neatly Toasts Occupants
PLYMOUTH - Please Let Your Mother Out from Under The Hood
PONTIAC - Poor Old Nebraskan, Thinks It’s A Cadillac
PORSCHE - Piece Of Rusty Scrap, Cost Highly Expensive
SUBARU - Still Usable But All Rusty Underneath
TOYOTA - The One You Ought To Avoid
VW - Virtually Worthless
1. TV Watching
2. Eating Too Fast
3. Task Snacking
4. Frequent Fast Food Consumption
5. Eating To Manage Feelings
6. Too Busy To Exercise
7. Your Friends Can Make You Fat
8. Lack Of Sleep
9. Unaware Of Calories And Fat
10. Credit Cards
11. Missing Meals
12. Uncomfortable Clothing
13. Neglecting Scales
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
She approached and asked if the girl was all right. The girl said she was fine.
A little while later, however, the counselor noticed the girl was in the same spot, still by herself.
Approaching again, she offered, “Would you like me to be your friend?”
The girl hesitated, then said, “Okay,” looking at the woman suspiciously.
Feeling she was making progress, the counselor then asked, “Why are you standing here all alone?”
The little girl heaved a sigh of great exasperation and said, “Because . . . I’m the goalie!”
Myth 1: Sugar makes kids hyperactive.
Myth 2: Suicides increase over the holidays.
Myth 3: Poinsettias are toxic.
Myth 4: You lose most of your body heat through your head.
Myth 5: Eating at night makes you fat.
I guess its good news for those who believed in the myths mentioned here. Now that they are busted, we have at least 5 less worries this holiday. =D
Oh, since Myth 5 is busted, supper anyone?
Details on the myth here.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
10. Plica semilunaris - An organ that forms the wierd stuffs or in Singapore context 'eye shit' in our eyes when we wake up.
9. Arrector Pili - Muscles that causes our hairs to stand. (Goose bumps) Not that we have much hairs left on our body.
8. Wisdom teeth - The extras that reminds you of the pain you experience when you are young.
7. Coccyx - This is commonly known as the tailbone. Where our tail used to be?
6. Tonsils - Another pain causing organ found in your mouth.
5. Adenoids - Masses of lymphoid tissue that are located at the very back of the nose that helps to fight air-borne bacteria when you are young. It shrinks as you grow and becomes completely useless when you are an adult.
4. Sinuses - Headache causing and infection heaven.
3. Male nipples - Nothing more than decorations
2. Gall bladder - Use to store bile and aids in digestions. But when stones starts forming inside it, we can do without it.
1. Appendix - One of the most common surgical procedure is to remove this tiny tip of the large intestines that aids in digesting cellulose which isn't in our main diet anymore.
More details here
These are some of the award winning laptops designs that we might be seeing in the near future if they ever made it to the market. From the look of it, it seems like conventional keyboard (those with keys that bounce back after pressing it) will be join the obsolescence tech in this post soon.
More pics over here.
The incident, set to be published in the medical journal Sleep
Medicine, involves a 44-year-old woman observed by doctors at the University of
Toledo. The woman, they say, got up two hours after dozing off and went right to
her computer. She powered up, logged on, and sent three separate messages.
Things that people while sleeping is getting increasing complex. It used to be sleep-walk, sleep-talk and the most outrageous sleep-sex. (Yup, engaging in sex while sleeping) Now its sending emails. It could be due to the increasing workload we are facing in our daily life, which forces our brain to work even while we are resting.
But hey! Won't it be cool if we can work while we are sleeping, and do the things that we really want to do while awake?
Monday, December 15, 2008
An owner of a Fuji apple orchard printed up custom stickers of iPods and the Apple logo.
He then put the stickers on his Fuji apples while they were still young and on the trees. A month later after the apples had matured, he removed the
As you can see the lack of sun reaching the apple cause them to keep the stickers original design.
I didn't know that the skin of an apple turns red due to sunlight. Works just like a human having a tan!
Albinism is a form of hypopigmentary congenital disorder, characterized by a partial or total lack of melanin pigment in the eyes, skin, and hair. Albinism results from inheritance of recessive alleles (genes), and the condition is known to affect mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
As far as I remember, I've seen only white tigers, white rabbits and white mice before. Life in the fast lane has a great post on 35 rare albino animals. Head over there for more spectacular pictures.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Dad says, ‘Well son, let me try to explain it this way:
I am the head of the family, so call me The President.
Your mother is the administrator of the money, so we ca ll her the Government.
We are here to take care of your needs, so we will call you the People.
The nanny, we will consider her the Working Class.
And your baby brother, we will call him the Future.
Now think about that and see if it makes sense.’
So the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what Dad has said.
Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check on him.
So the little boy goes to his parent’s room and finds his mother asleep.
The woman rushed down to the man, and immediately began to apologize.
‘Please allow me to help. I’m a Physical Therapist and I know I could relieve your pain if you’d allow me,’ she told him.
‘Oh, no, I’ll be all right. I’ll be fine in a few minutes,’ the man replied. He was in obvious agony, lying in the fetal position, still clasping his hands together at his groin.
At her persistence, however, he finally allowed her to help.
She gently took his hands away and laid them to the side, loosened his pants and put her hands inside.She administered tender and artful massage for several long moments and asked, ‘How does that feel’?
He replied: ‘It feels great, but I still think my thumb’s broken.’
“I’m the Boss!”
The little girl, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly and said to the stranger, ‘What would you like to talk about?’
‘Oh, I don’t know,’ said the stranger. ‘How about nuclear power?’ and he smiles.
‘OK,’ she said. ‘That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff- grass - . Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?’
To which the little girl replies, ‘Do you really feel qualified to discuss nuclear power when you don’t know crap ?
Since the time of fire, man has had arguments – rare or well done? Of course,
arguments depend on your point of view, or in the case of husbands and wives,
what the wife thinks. Some arguments are never-ending. Over the centuries, there
have been some doozies that have kept philosophy students and teachers debating.
To be included on this list of Arguments That Can’t Be Won, the argument
must have no clear answer that cannot be countered with another opposing view.
The topics are as follows:
Evolution or Creation?
Nature vs. Nurture
The Death Penalty
Abortion or Pro-life?
Free will or Destiny?
Morals – Relative or Universal?
The chicken or the egg?
Does God Exist?
Now, try arguing with someone on one of these topics.
Details of arguments here
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Motor Vehicle Accident*
Intentional Self-harm (suicide)
Assault by Firearm
Fire or Smoke
Natural Forces (heat, cold, storms, quakes, etc.)
Wonder what are the odds of striking Toto in ones lifetime.
Click here for the full list.
The holiday season is meant to be a time of joy and celebration, but there don't seem to have any positive news on the media these days.
Cancer will overtake heart disease as the world's top killer by 2010, part of a trend that should more than double global cancer cases and deaths by 2030, international health experts said in a report released Tuesday.
An annual rise of 1 percent in cases and deaths is expected — with even larger increases in China, Russia and India. That means new cancer cases will likely mushroom to 27 million annually by 2030, with deaths hitting 17 million.
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