Friday, January 30, 2009

Head Shot Goal

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Park If You Dare



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Norwegian Test

A Norwegian fella wants a job, but the dean won’t hire him until he passes a little math test.

Here is your first question, the dean said. ‘Without using numbers, represent the number 9.’

‘Without numbers?’ The Norwegian says, ‘Dat’s easy.’ and proceeds to draw three trees.

‘What’s this?’ the dean asks.

‘Vot! you got no brain? Tree and tree and tree make nine,’ says the Norwegian.

‘Fair enough,’ says the dean. ‘Here’s your second question. Use the same rules, but this time the number is 99.’

The Norwegian stares into space for a while, then picks up the picture that he has just drawn and makes a smudge on each tree. ‘Dar ya go.’

The dean scratches his head and says, ‘How on earth do you get that to represent 99?’

‘Each of da trees is dirty now. So, it’s dirty tree, and dirty tree, and dirty tree. Dat is 99.’

The dean is getting worried that he’s going to actually have to hire this Norwegian, so he says, ‘All right, last question. Same rules again, but represent the number 100.’

The Norwegian fella stares into space some more, then he picks up the picture again and makes a little mark at the base of each tree and says, ‘Dar ya go. Von hundred.’

The dean looks at the attempt. ‘You must be nuts if you think that represents a hundred!’

The Norwegian leans forward and points to the marks at the base of each tree and says, ‘A little dog come along and pooped by each tree So now you got dirty tree and a turd, dirty tree and a turd, and dirty tree and a turd, vich makes von hundred.’

‘So, ven do I start?

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Obama Look-Alike



Ilham Anas from Indonesia bares a striking resemblance to the president-elect Barack Obama. The security team might be interested in asking him to sign up as Obama's double should the real Obama requires a double to attend some meeting at some dangerous place.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Napping: The Expert Guide

In complement to the previous article on "Why We Sleep?" Here's an article on how to take a nap.



A nap of 60 minutes improves alertness for up to 10 hours. Research on pilots shows that a 26-minute "Nasa" nap in flight (while the plane is manned by a copilot) enhanced performance by 34% and overall alertness by 54%. One Harvard study published last year showed that a 45-minute nap improves learning and memory. Napping reduces stress and lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke, diabetes, and excessive weight gain.


Limit your nap to 45 minutes or less, if you need to spring into action after dozing. Otherwise, you may drift into slow-wave sleep. Waking from this stage results in sleep inertia, that grogginess and disorientation that can last for half an hour or more.

But you might want to take a long nap, at least 90 minutes. Many of us get about an hour to an hour-and-a-half less sleep a night than we need. One recent study shows that the sleep-deprived brain toggles between normal activity and complete lapses, or failures, a dangerous state of slowed responses and foggy inattention. Sound familiar?

Naps of 90 to 120 minutes usually comprise all stages, including REM and deep slow-wave sleep, which helps to clear your mind, improve memory recall, and recoup lost sleep. Longer naps in the morning yield more REM sleep, while those in the afternoon offer more slow-wave sleep. A nap that is long enough to include a full sleep cycle, at least 90 minutes, will limit sleep inertia by allowing you to wake from REM sleep.


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Study: Why We Get Sleepy

Scientists know we need sleep, but they don't know exactly why, and they've been pretty clueless about how the brain decides when to sleep.
Some of the mystery has been put to rest. A new study of mice finds that brain cells called astrocytes fuel the urge to sleep by releasing adenosine, a chemical known to have sleep-inducing effects that can be inhibited by caffeine.

The longer a person or animal is awake, the stronger the urge to sleep becomes. This is known as sleep pressure. Prior studies pointed to adenosine as a trigger for sleep pressure. The chemical accumulates in the brain during waking hours, eventually helping to stimulate the unique patterns of brain activity that occur during sleep.

The new study found "adenosine from astrocytes clearly regulates sleep pressure," said study team member Michael Halassa of Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.


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Simplify Your Emails In 4 Steps

Here's the longest entry so far. It talks about simplifying your emails in 4 steps. Hmm... Kinda ironic. Longest entry teaching people how to shorten their emails.

Anyway here are the excerpt from the book The Power Of Less posted in neatorama.


For many of us, email has become one of our standard modes of working. We live in our email inbox, doing everything from personal communication with family and friends to carrying out complete projects through email.

Unfortunately, email has also come to overwhelm us, taking us away from more important tasks, threatening to take over our lives.

There's a better way than living in your email inbox. Minimize your time spent doing email, transform your email effectiveness by setting limitations, and become an email master by getting your inbox to empty.


Limit Your Time in Email
If you spend all of your day in email, or going back to email and checking for new messages, you'll never get much else done. Instead, make the decision to only check email at predetermined times, and leave it alone for the rest of the day -- that will allow you to work on more important stuff.

I recommend that you decide, in advance, how many times you'll check email, and what times. Here are some tips:

Number of times per day. How many times you check email per day is a function of the kind of work you do. If you can get away with checking email just once per day, that would be ideal -- you'd have very few email interruptions and your email habits would be most efficient. However, for many people, twice a day is probably more realistic. Others, who need to be able to get email more often because their job orders are sent through email (customer service, for example), might want to limit their email checking to once per hour (perhaps 10 minutes at the top of the hour). Still others might be able to get away with checking email less than once a day -- every other day, twice a week, or even once a week. If you can count yourself among these people, take advantage of this and limit yourself to the bare minimum.

Not first thing in the morning. A common productivity tip is not to check email first thing in the morning, and it's good advice. By checking email in the morning, you're allowing email to dictate the rest of your day, instead of deciding for yourself what your Most Important Tasks will be for today. You're putting yourself in danger of getting stuck in your email and not getting out of it. Focus instead on getting your important projects done first thing in the morning instead of checking email.

Turn off email notifications. Most email programs have a way to give you an alert (through a sound or a pop-up message or a blinking icon) that lets you know you've received a new email. If you use such an alert, I highly recommend that you turn it off. It interrupts whatever you're working on, and draws you back to email based on the schedule of anyone who chooses to email you, not at a time you determine. Instead, turn off alerts and only check email at predetermined times. You'll get a lot more done this way.

How to stick to this habit. It's easy to say that you should only check email twice a day, but much harder to stick with it when constantly checking email is an ingrained habit. How do you stick to the habit of checking email less? You make it a priority for a week or two. Put up a sign with the rule: "No email except for 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.!" (or whatever schedule you choose). Every time you find yourself habitually switching to email, stop yourself. Breathe. And focus on your work instead. Your reward: you'll get a lot more done.


Reduce Your Incoming Stream
One of the most important parts of any email strategy is to stop any unnecessary email from getting into your inbox in the first place. Although I get hundreds of emails a day, most of those emails never make it to the inbox. They go straight to the spam folder or the trash. You only want the essential emails in your inbox, or you’ll be overwhelmed.

Here are some essential ways to reduce your incoming stream of emails:
1. Junk. I recommend using Gmail, as it has the best spam filter possible. I get zero spam in my inbox. That’s a huge improvement over my previous accounts at Yahoo, Outlook and Hotmail, where I’d have to tediously mark dozens of emails as spam.

2. Notifications. I often get notifications from the many online services I use, from Amazon to WordPress to PayPal and many more. As soon as I notice those types of notifications filling up my inbox, I create a filter (or “rule” if you use Mail.app or Outlook) that will automatically put these into a folder and mark them as read, or trash them, as appropriate. So for my PayPal notifications, I can always go and check on them in my “payments” folder if I like, but they never clutter my inbox.

3. Batch work. I get certain emails throughout the day that require quick action (like 10-15 seconds each). As I know these emails pretty well, I created filters that send them into a “batch” folder to be processed once a day. Takes a couple minutes to process the whole folder, and I don’t have to see them in my inbox.

4. Joke emails. If you have friends and family who send you chain emails and joke emails and the like, email them and let them know that you are trying to lessen the huge amount of email you have to deal with, and while you appreciate them thinking of you, you’d rather not receive those kinds of messages. Some people will be hurt. They’ll get over it. Others will continue to send the emails. Create a filter for them that sends them straight in the trash.
5. Set expectations and publish policies. A great strategy for reducing emails is to pre-empt them by letting people know not to send you certain types of emails, and tell them where to go for commonly requested information. You can post policies and Frequently Asked Questions on your blog or website, email them to other people, publish them on the web, or send out a memo to co-workers.


Process to Empty
So now that only the essential emails come into your inbox, the question is how to get it empty in the least amount of time necessary? I'm usually able to empty my inbox in about 20 minutes, although your processing time may differ, depending on how practiced you are at the following methods, and how much email you get, and how focused you keep yourself. However, in any case, you should be able to get your inbox empty in a minimal amount of time using these methods.

1. Temporary folder. If you have a very full inbox (hundreds or thousands of messages), you should create a temporary folder (“to be filed”) and get to them later, processing them perhaps 30 minutes at a time until they've all been taken care of. Start with an empty inbox, and use the following techniques to keep it empty, in as little time as possible.

2. Have an external to-do system. Many times the reason an email is lingering in our inbox is because there is an action required in order to process it. Instead of leaving it in your inbox, and using the inbox as a de facto to-do list, make a note of the task required by the email in your to-do system … a notebook, an online to-do program, a planner, whatever. Get the task out of your inbox. Then archive the email and be done with it.

3. Process quickly. Work your way from top to bottom, one email at a time. Open each email and dispose of it immediately. Your choices: delete, archive (for later reference), reply quickly (and archive or delete the message), put on your to-do list (and archive or delete), do the task immediately (if it requires 2 minutes or less — then archive or delete), forward (and archive or delete). Notice that for each option, the email is ultimately archived or deleted. Get them out of the inbox. If you practice this enough, you can plow through a couple dozen messages very quickly.

4. Be liberal with the delete key. Too often we feel like we need to reply to every email. But we don’t. Ask yourself, “What’s the worst that will happen if I delete this?” If the answer isn’t too bad, just delete it and move on. You can’t reply to everything. Just choose the most important ones, and reply to them. If you limit the emails you actually reply to or take action on, you get the most important stuff done in the least amount of time. The 80-20 rule at work.

5. Process to done. When you open your inbox, process it until you're done. Don’t just look at an email and leave it sitting in your inbox. Get it out of there, and empty that inbox. Make it a rule: don’t leave the inbox with emails hanging around. Now your inbox should be empty and clean. Ahhh!


Write Less
Another key to spending less time in email but to make the most of every email you send is to write short but powerful emails. So after all the screening and spam filters, you’ve chosen the few emails you’re actually going to respond to … now don’t blow it by writing a novel-length response to each one. I limit myself to five sentences for each reply (at the maximum — many replies are even shorter). That forces me to be concise, to choose only the essentials of what I want to say, and limits the time I spend replying to email. Keep them short, but powerful.

Your limit might be different -- perhaps a seven-sentence limit works better for you. Experiment with your limit for a few days to find your ideal length, and then do your best to stick to the limit. The key is in limitations: it forces you to only convey the key concepts while limiting the amount of time you spend writing emails.

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OnePlusYou Quizzes and Widgets



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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What Do You Use Google For?



I use it as an Internet Search Engine to find useful information of course.

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Saved By A Tree

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The marshal has to thank the person who planted the tree which saved his life.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

26 January 2009, Solar Eclipse in Singapore



After many tries. Finally able to take a semi-decent photo using a noob camera on the solar eclipse which happened today. Click on the photo to enlarge it.

Inappropriate Questions



This shows that an inappropriate question is enough to set a close friend off.

A Short Story



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Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Reason For Shaving



What's your reason?

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Quick Thinking

In a shop a man asked for 1/2 pound of butter.

The salesperson, a young boy, said that only 1 pound packages were available in the shop, but the man insisted on buying only 1/2 pound.

So the boy went inside to the manager’s room and said “An idiot outside wants to buy only 1/2 pound of butter”.

To his surprise, the customer was standing behind him. So the boy added immediately, “And this gentleman wants to buy the other half!!!!!!”.

After the customer left, the manager said “You have saved your job by being clever enough at the right time. Where do you come from?”.

To this the boy said, “I come from Mexico. The place consists of only prostitutes and football players!!!!!”.

The manager replied coldly, “My wife is also from Mexico”.

To this the boy asked excitedly, “Oh yeah? Which team does she play for?”

The Most Expensive Dinner

Friday, January 23, 2009

Top 10 Comics Villian

Comic book characters have taken off recently, especially with the popularity of the movies and animation on television. Even more so it appears the comic villains get a bigger spotlight than the heroes themselves. In a way this makes sense as the villains are often more interesting. Here is the top ten list of comic book villains. Criteria takes into account how important the villains were in the life of “their” hero, how powerful they were (raw power and brain power), and are they interesting. In the end it came down to this: Would I want to read a story with this comic book villain if there were no heroes in the story.


10. Kingpin
Most heinous crime: Ordered a hit on Spider-Man’s Aunt May.

9. Galactus
Most heinous crime: He has tried to devour Earth many times and his most famous feeding came at the expense of the Skrull home world, leaving the planet a lifeless rock.

8. Thanos
Most heinous crime: His villainy was seen at an early age when he attacked his home world with nuclear weapons, killing thousands, including his own mother. Now that is cold.

7. Doomsday
Most heinous crime: He killed Superman. Really, he killed Superman

6. Dr. Doom
Most heinous crime: He actually sent Franklin Richards, the child of Reed and Sue Richards of the Fantastic Four, to Hell seeking to torment his parents

5. Green Goblin
Most heinous crime: Killed Gwen Stacey in front of Spider-Man.

4. Venom
Most heinous crime: Pushed Spider-Man in front of a train and turned Peter Parker into a ultra-violent vigilante while trying to bond with him.

3. Magneto
Most heinous crime: He ripped Wolverine’s adamantium metal skeleton from his body and physically reduced the X-men to the level of a two-year old while leaving their minds in tact. Oh, and he killed Jean Grey.

2. Joker
His most heinous crime: He is a mass murderer killing hundreds of people. He killed the 2nd Robin, Jason Todd, Sarah Essen (Commissioner Gordon’s second wife), and crippled Batgirl.

1. Lex Luthor
Most heinous crime: Lex activated a “Doomsday Plan” to destroy Metropolis and burned the city to the ground killing thousands. He also had an affair Perry White’s wife, fathering a child.

Details on the villians here.

Avoid The Ducks

Three women die together in an accident and go to heaven.

When they get there, St. Peter says, “We only have one rule here in heaven: don’t step on the ducks!”

So they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally steps on one.

Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw.

St. Peter chains them together and says, “Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man!”

The next day, the second woman accidentally steps on a duck and along comes St. Peter, who doesn’t miss a thing. With him is another extremely ugly man. He chains them together with the same admonishment as for the first woman.

The third woman has observed all this and, not wanting to be chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps.

She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, but one day St. Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on … very tall, long eyelashes, muscular, and thin.

St. Peter chains them together without saying a word.

The happy woman says, “I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity?”

The guy says, “I don’t know about you, but I stepped on a duck!”

SalesMan

A little old lady answered a knock on the door one day, only to be confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum cleaner.

‘Good morning,’ said the young man. ‘If I could take a couple of minutes of your time, I would like to demonstrate the very latest in high-powered vacuum cleaners . ‘

‘Go away!’ said the old lady. ‘I’m broke and haven’t got any money!’ and she proceeded to close the door.

Quick as a flash, the young man wedged his foot in the door and pushed it wide open. ‘Don’t be too hasty!’ he said. ‘Not until you have at least seen my demonstration.’ And with that, he emptied a bucket of horse manure onto her hallway carpet. ‘If this vacuum cleaner does not remove all traces of this horse manure from your carpet, Madam, I will personally eat the remainder.’

The old lady stepped back and said, ‘Well let me get you a fork, ’cause they cut off my electricity this morning.’

This is what you can expect from Female Drivers...



The website which hosted the video did not provide a link to embed the video. Anyway, click here to watch the things that a female can do behind the wheels.

Funniest Sport Moments You’ve Ever Seen

Seeing Stars


Spit Out The Ball


In His Face!


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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Street fight: Man beats 4 guys

For those who have watched Ip Man, you will properly wow at the scene where Ip Man challenges 10 Japanese Black Belts to a fight. But that's a movie. Anything can happened on the silverscreen.

Now watch this man take on at least 4 people in real life and kicked their asses.



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Pass The Message



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How to spot a guy carrying a gun

A useful infographic that shows you how to spot people carrying concealed handguns.



Maybe they should put this infographics on the MRT to educate the passenger instead of just asking the passenger to spot people with suspicious behaviour and items.

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10 Ways To Deal With Fever At Workplace

Fever, by all means, causes discomfort, even during its latter stages. You’ll feel numb and heavy (sometimes accompanied by a headache and a bad cold), and it gets worse when you try to move. Your goal is to find a way for your fever to subside, or to at least conceal the sore feeling induced by the symptom. Once you do, you’ll be able to concentrate on your work better while your fever will be nothing more than a mere inconvenience. Curious? Here are 10 of the niftiest fever-busting strategies for the workplace.


1. Spice Up Your Workday
2. Have a Break Every Couple of Hours
3. Look Pitiful
4. Winter Gear
5. The Power Nap
6. Puking
7. Walk Around
8. Drown Yourself with Encouraging Words
9. Meditate
10. Ginger Tea

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12 of the Most Surprising Uses for Mustard

Mustard, known for enhancing the flavor of many meat products, is quite a popular condiment. It blends well with snacks like hamburgers and hotdogs, and formal entrees like steaks and salads. Given its ability to turn simple dishes into tasty delights, mustard is one of the most common items found in the cupboard. What most people don’t know is mustard doesn’t only enhance flavors, it can also make your domestic life a bit more convenient.


1. Sore Throat Relief
2. Bottle Deodorizer
3. Chest Decongestant
4. Cosmetic Mask
5. Skunk Smell Remover
6. Stink Bomb
7. Muscle-Relaxing Bath
8. Relief for Tired Feet
9. Backache-Treating Bath
10. Weed Growth Prevention
11. The Unwanted Scent of Men
12. Hair Conditioner

Details here.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Modern Father And Son



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2 Silly Man With A Silly Car



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One Billion Dollars



Just give me one pallet.

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Amazing rhythmic gymnast

Bulgarian gymnast Boyanka Angelova at the 14th European Championships in June 2008.



This amazing gymnast has better ball trapping skills than most soccer players in the EPL.

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How to Decide Who to Marry: By Kids

Some interesting responses from kids on the topic of marriage.

What do you think your mom and dad have in common?
Both don’t want any more kids.
Lori, age 8

How would you make your marriage work?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck.
Ricky, age 10

What is the right age to get married?
No age is good to get married at. You got to be a fool to get married.
Freddie, age 6 (very wise for his age)

More questions and answers here.

Six Reasons We Have Bad Dreams

Having nightmares lately? Here are 6 reasons for having bad dreams at night. Luckily 4 out of 6 are caused by what we put into our body. Simply eliminate them and you can enjoy sweet dreams through the night.

1. Anxiety and Stress
Anxiety and stress, often as the result of a traumatic life event, are sometimes the cause of nightmares and bad dreams. Not all nightmare triggers have to be traumatic, however. Everyday stressors, such as job or financial anxiety, or major life transitions such as moving or divorce, can also cause nightmares.

2. Spicy Foods
When and what we eat may affect our nighttime rest, if not our tendency toward bad dreams. A small study published in the International Journal of Psychophysiology had a group of healthy men eat spicy meals before bed on some evenings and compared their quality of sleep on nights where they had non-spiced meals. On the spicy nights, the subjects spent more time awake and had poorer quality sleep. The explanation is that spicy food can elevate body temperatures and thus disrupt sleep.

3. Fat Content of Food
A small study published in 2007 in Psychological Reports found that the dreams of people who ate a high amount of organic food differed from those who ate “junk foods.” The authors hypothesize that certain foods may negatively influence dreaming.

4. Alcohol
Though alcohol is a depressant that will help you fall asleep in the short term, once its effects wear off, it can cause you to wake up prematurely. Excess consumption can also lead to nightmares and bad sleep; nightmares are also a common occurrence for those going through alcohol withdrawal.

5. Drugs
Some drugs, including antidepressants, barbiturates, and narcotics, can cause nightmares as a side effect. Nightmares usually cease once the drug is cleared from the system.

6. IllnessIllnesses that include fever, such as the flu, can often trigger nightmares. And other sleeping disorders, including apnea and narcolepsy, may also increase the incidence of bad dreams and nightmares.

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The 5 O'clock Symdrone

One CEO always scheduled staff meetings for 5:00 on Friday afternoons. One of the employees finally got up the nerve to ask why, the CEO explained, “I’ll tell you its very simple – it’s the only time of the week when none of you seems to want to argue with me.”

Monday, January 19, 2009

Amazing 3D Sidewalk Art

They are amazing because they 1) look real 2) are completely flat but look 3 Dimensional 3) drawn only with chalk.

The author of these great drawing is a super creative person also known as Pavement Picasso whose name is Julian Beever. Here's some of his works on the pavement.




Amazing? More of his works here.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

New Alphabets

We are know A is for Apple, B is Boy, C is Car, but that is outdated.

Now
The New Alphabet
A is for arthritis,
B is the bad back,
C is the chest pains? Perhaps car-d-iac??
D is for dental decay and decline.
E is for eyesight, can't read that top line!
F is for fissures and fluid retention,
G is for gas which We'd rather not mention?
H High blood pressure--We'd rather it low;
I For incisions with scars you can show.
J is for joints, out of socket, won't mend,
K is for knees that crack when they bend?
L is for libido, what happened to sex?
M is for memory, We forget what comes next.
N is neuralgia, in nerves way down low;
O is for osteo, bones that don't grow!?
P for prescriptions, We have quite a few, just give us a pill and We'll be good as new!
Q is for queasy, is it fatal or flu?
R is for reflux, one meal turns to two?
S is for sleepless nights, counting our fears,
T is for Tinnitus; bells in our ears!
U is for urinary; troubles with flow;
V for vertigo, that's 'dizzy' you know?
W for worry, NOW what's going round?
X is for X ray, and what might be found.
Y for another year We are left here behind,
Z is for zest WE still have-- in OUR minds?

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Smack Down

Newly wed to Shunsuke, eldest son of the historied Tsubakikoji family, Reiko suffers the loss of her husband the very next day. Under the cruel and unceasing mockery of the aristocrats, Reiko's common-born blood sets to boil. Clutching the rose Shunsuke gave her to her bosom, Reiko issues a defiant challenge to the house. "I am the widow of the eldest son of the Tsubakikoji family. This house is mine!" ...This is the elegant art of feminine conflict.






Yeah, smack that evil sister here!

Teen racks up 14,528 texts in one month

In California a 13 year old girl was able to rack up an astounding 14,528 text messages in one month. For those keeping track that's 484 a day which breaks down to 20 an hour or 1 every three minutes, for the entire month!


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Punctuation

Here's another example why punctuation is important. It saves you time writing a rejection letter.

Dear John:

I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we’re apart. I can be forever happy –will you let me be yours?

Gloria


Dear John:

I want a man who knows what love is . All about you are generous, kind, thoughtful people, who are not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever. When we’re apart, I can be forever happy. Will you let me be?

yours,

Gloria

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Blind Man And A Dog

A blind man was walking down the street with his dog. They stopped at the corner to wait for the passing traffic. The dog, at this point, started pissing on the man’s leg. As the dog finished, the man reached into his coat pocket and pulled out a doggie treat and started waving it at the dog.

A passerby saw all the events happening and was shocked. He approached the blind man and asked how he could possibly reward the dog for such a nasty deed.

The blind man replied, “Oh I’m not rewarding him, I’m just trying to find his head so I can kick his ass.”

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Choose Your Companion

Friday, January 16, 2009

Husband Whereabouts

One day three women were at a beauty parlor talking about their husbands.
The first woman says,
''Last night my husband said he was going to his office,
but when I called they said he wasn't there!''
''I know!'' the next woman says,
''Last night my husband said he was going to his brother's house
but when I called he wasn't there.''
The third woman says,
''I always know where my husband is.''
''Impossible!'' both women say,
''He has you completely fooled!''
''Oh no,'' says the woman. ''I'm a widow.''

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Now Boarding



In this cute little game, you are there to take charge on the running of the airport and the flights and make sure the passengers are happy. Enjoy

Play it here

Man Made Paradise With Plastic Bottles



Ever feel like leaving the crowd in Singapore and live on an paradise island like the one above? It is possible! With 250,000 used plastic bottles, you can build a floating island like the one above. Richie Sowa did that back in 1998, however his island was destroyed by hurricane. No fears about hurricane in Singapore, however your island might get reclaimed by the authorities.

More on the island here.

Hack Your Brain!



Wow, now we can mess with our brains without drugs. Have fun hallucinate on your lunch break.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Two Google searches 'produce same CO2 as boiling a kettle'

Making two internet searches through Google produces about the same amount of carbon dioxide as boiling a kettle, it has been estimated. A typical search through the online giant's website is thought to generate about 7g of carbon dioxide. Boiling a kettle produces about 15g.

The emissions are caused both by the electricity required to power a user's computer and send their request to servers around the world.

Dr Wissner-Gross believes that Google's unique structure - which sees it send searches to multiple servers around the world and give which ever response is returned quickest - causes its searches to produce more emissions than some other sites.

He said: "Google operates huge data centres around the world that consume a great deal of power. A Google search has a definite environmental impact. Google are very efficient but their primary concern is to make searches fast and that means they have a lot of extra capacity that burns energy."


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Ancient Chinese Torture

A young man was lost wandering in a forest, when he came upon a small house. He knocked on the door and was greeted by a very old Chinese man with a long, grey beard.

“I’m lost,” said the man. “Can you put me up for the night?”

“Certainly,” the Chinese man said, “but on one condition. If you so much as lay a finger on my daughter, I will inflict upon you the three worst Chinese tortures known to man.”

“Ok,” said the man, thinking that the daughter must be pretty old given her father’s age, and entered the house. Before dinner, the daughter came down the stairs. She was young, beautiful, and had a fantastic figure. She was obviously attracted to the young man since she couldn’t keep her eyes off him during the meal.

Remembering the old man’s warning, he ignored her and went up to bed alone. But during he night, he could bear it no longer, and sneaked into her room for a night of passion. He was careful to keep everything quiet so the old man wouldn’t hear. Near dawn he crept back to his room, exhausted, but happy.

He woke to feel a pressure on his chest. Opening his eyes he saw a large rock on his chest with a note on it that read, “Chinese Torture 1: Large rock on chest.”

“Well, that’s pretty pathetic,” he thought. “If that’s the best the old man can do then I don’t have much to worry about.” He picked the large rock, walked over to the window and threw it out. As he did so he noticed another note on it that read: “Chinese Torture 2: Rock tied to left testicle.” In a panic he glanced down and saw the rope was already getting close to the end. Figuring that a few broken bones was better than castration, he jumped out of the window after the boulder. As he plummeted downward he saw a large sign on the ground that read, “Chinese Torture 3: Right testicle tied to bedpost.”

Back Up Technology



In the event where the phone fails, use the pigeon.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Woman set fire to husband's genitals

An Australian woman who allegedly set fire to her husband's genitals because she believed he was having an affair appeared in court on a murder charge Monday.

After the fire spread through the family home, Rajini Narayan, 44, told neighbours she had only wanted to burn her husband's penis "so it belongs to me and no one else," prosecutors said.


Jealous women are dangerous creatures. Unfortunately for her husband, he loses more than his penis to the fire.

Detail here

Saturday, January 10, 2009

How Spiders Spin Their Webs



During the process of making a web the spider will use its own body for measurements, a very practical and ergonomic design feature of any web. This will allow the spider to move quickly around its own web with very few faults.

MacBook Wheel


Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

They must be joking right? Replacing the keyboard with a wheel? How am I going to play Left 4 Dead with that crap?

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Cross Word Puzzle



Now where are the hints to the puzzle?

Angry Face Moth

Top 10 Worst Questions from Your Girlfriend

Your girlfriend's mind is a perpetual motion machine. It is constantly moving, always working and it never stops. It can calculate complex equations, delicate problems and multifaceted situations and questions in a matter of seconds. So to make sure your brain stays on its toes, these are the most common girlfriend questions that should trigger a red alert.



10. What are you thinking about?
9. Where do you see us in the future?
8. What do you want to do tonight?
7. Don’t you think our married friends seem so happy?
6. Does this make me look fat?
5. What would you do if I died?
4. Do you want kids?
3. Do you think she is attractive?
2. Is that what you’re wearing?
1. Did you go to the gym?

Details here

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Head Shot!

Laughing Spider



LOL

Subway Map Of Human's Digestive System



Simplified diagram of a human gastrointestinal system using subway map.

Best and Worst Jobs



Wow, not bad! I got the 5th best job! But my pay scale is no where near the figure stated.

Full list here
Article here

Study: Exercise Won't Cure Obesity

More confusing studies from the scientific world. First it was diet soda has the same effect as normal soda. Now they are saying exercise won't make you thin.

Here's an extract:
Researchers from Loyola University Health System and other centers compared African American women in metropolitan Chicago with women in rural Nigeria. On average, the Chicago women weighed 184 pounds and the Nigerian women weighed 127 pounds.


Researchers had expected to find that the slimmer Nigerian women would be more physically active. To their surprise, they found no significant difference between the two groups in the amount of calories burned during physical activity.


Details here

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Camouflage

Dogs or Kids




You decide.

Citibank Customer Service

A lady died this past January, and Citibank billed her for February and March for their annual service charges on her credit card, and added late fees and interest on the monthly charge. The balance had been $0.00, now somewhere around $60.00. A family member placed a call to Citibank.

Here is the exchange:

Family Member: “I am calling to tell you she died in January.”

Citibank: “The account was never closed and the late fees and charges still apply.”

Family Member: “Maybe, you should turn it over to collections.”

Citibank: “Since it is two months past due, it already has been.”

Family Member : So, what will they do when they find out she is dead?”

Citibank: “Either report her account to frauds division or report her to the credit bureau, maybe both!”

Family Member: “Do you think God will be mad at her?” (I really liked this part!!!!)

Citibank: “Excuse me?”

Family Member: “Did you just get what I was telling you - the part about her being dead?”

Citibank: “Sir, you’ll have to speak to my supervisor.” (Duh!)

Supervisor gets on the phone:

Family Member: “I’m calling to tell you, she died in January.”

Citibank: “The account was never closed and late fees and charges still apply.” (This must be a phrase taught by the bank!)

Family Member: “You mean you want to collect from her estate?”

Citibank: (Stammer) “Are you her lawyer?”

Family Member: “No, I’m her great nephew.”

(Lawyer info given)

Citibank: “Could you fax us a certificate of death?”

Family Member: “Sure.” (Fax number is given)

After they get the fax:

Citibank: “Our system just isn’t setup for death. I don’t know what more I can do to help.”

Family Member: “Well, if you figure it out, great! If not, you could just keep billing her. I don’t think she will care.”

Citibank: “Well, the late fees and charges do still apply.” (What is wrong with these people?!?)

Family Member: “Would you like her new billing address?”

Citibank: “That might help.”

Family Member: “Odessa Memorial Cemetery , Highway 129, Plot Number 69.”

Citibank: “Sir, that’s a cemetery!”

The Conversation ended here but I wonder if Citibank is still sending credit card statements and collection staff to this address.

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Marketing Gimmicks by Supermarket

"Supermarkets are places of high impulse buying for both sexes -- fully 60 to 70 percent of purchases there were unplanned, grocery industry studies have shown us," according to Paco Underhill in Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping.


Some of the tactics includes:
Rat in a maze. The main aim of this tactic is to slow you down. They do this by reorganizing their shelves every few months to send you scrambling to find your favorite food. Also, displays are stuck in the middle to create bottlenecks to slow you down and have you ever wonder why the trolleys always have one broken wheels?

Using Your Kids Against You
Candy, cookies and all the diabestest cereals are usually grouped together in a single aisle feared by mothers everywhere, with the most expensive stuff all shelved at kiddie eye-level.

More at Shakeleg

Kiss A PIG!



I can't imagine how Singaporean parents will react when they see their children doing this.

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Artic Animals

While albino animals might be out of place in their natural habitat. It is extremely important for animals living in the artic to be white in color in order to blend in with the environment. The amazing thing is that, these artic animals are of cos, not albina and are not always white in color all the time. They possessed this amazing ability to turn themselves white during winter almost overnight.

Here is an example of an Artic Fox.





4 others artic animals here.

Hoop-A-Loop on Rings



I guess she doubled pwned many of us.
1. For doing hoop-a-loop on the swinging rings which many of us can't even do it on firm ground.

2. For swinging to and fro the rings which looks simple but is actually quite tiring.

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Diet Soda Makes You Fat As Well

Just because diet soda is low in calories doesn’t mean it can’t lead to weight gain.

It may have only 5 or fewer calories per serving, but emerging research suggests that consuming sugary-tasting beverages–even if they’re artificially sweetened–may lead to a high preference for sweetness overall. That means sweeter (and more caloric) cereal, bread, dessert–everything.


So why bother about drinking diet soda? Originals are still the best.

Link

Urban City Hurts Your Brain!

Scientists have found out that being in a urban area can affect our mental processes. For spending as short as a few minutes on a crowded city street causes the brain have a reduced capacity to hold things in memory.

The reason being a lack of nature, which is beneficial for the brain. And studies have demonstrated, that hospital patients recover more quickly when they can see trees from their windows, and that women living in public housing are better able to focus when their apartment overlooks a grassy courtyard. Even glimpses of nature improve brain performance, as nature provide a mental break from the urban roil.

Details here.

Tin Man Playground



Tim Otterness created this cool tin man playground as private commission. This tin man makes the playground seems so much fun to play compared with the plastic ones we had in between our HDB blocks.


Felt the differences?

More Tin man pics here.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

10 Dumbest Tech Support Calls Of All Time

Those who worked in the Tech Support line will find these familiar. Yup, some users are really that dumb. Just look at the questions they ask! What do they expect the poor IT tech support to do when the elevator is broken?

Here's a list compiled by techcult.

1.“How do I get my computer’s coffee-cup holder to come out again?”
2.“Why isn’t my wireless mouse connected to the computer?”
3.“Can you install cable TV on my PC?”
4.“Can you fix my typewriter?”
5.“My computer is telling me to press any key to continue. Where is the ‘any’ key?”
6.“Can you reset the Internet for me?”
7.“Can I open the bank safe using my computer?”
8.“A server went down, and I found a lizard had crawled into it and died.”
9.“The elevator is broken.”
10.“How long does it take to bake a potato in a microwave?”

Read their comments for more.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Return of the Gremlins

Warning! Do not feed them after midnight, do not get them wet and do not shine bright lights on them!



The cute creature above was last seen in 1921, the "Gremlins" were thought to be extinct until its recent discovery in Indonesia. Well let's hope the Indonesian don't voilate the three rules above.

News from National Geographics

5 Tips: How to Keep Your New Year's Resolution

Seems like we need to do more than just vowing to change for 2009. John O'Neill, director of Addiction Services for The Menninger Clinic in Houston advise that we should evaluate what is motivating the change and how are we going to carry out the new year resolution.

Here are the five tips he offered.

1. Develop a strategy.
2. Keep resolutions to a minimum.
3. Develop accountability partners.
4. Appreciate the changes you are attempting and reward yourself throughout the process
5. Many resolutions center around things we do to help us cope with stress, so attend to it!

Follow those tips or end up like the women in the comics.


More details at Livescience