Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Miracle Happens



BP Oil Spill Pictures

Over one month after the initial explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, crude oil continues to flow into the Gulf of Mexico, and oil slicks have slowly reached as far as 12 miles into Louisiana's marshes. According to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, more than 65 miles of Louisiana's shoreline has now been oiled. BP said it will be at least Wednesday before they will try using heavy mud and cement to plug the leak, a maneuver called a "top kill" that represents their best hope of stopping the oil after several failed attempts. Based on low estimates, at least 6 million gallons of crude have spewed into the Gulf so far - though some scientists have said they believe the spill already surpasses the 11 million-gallon 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska as the worst in U.S. history. (39 photos total)

Rest of the pics here.


Cover your ears!

Yeah, with a gun


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Awesome Paint Job

2 weeks too late... Resprayed my car before I saw this....


Athletic Bilbao vs 200 Kids

In the name of charity, Spain's Athletic Bilbao played against 200 school kids at once! 2 teams of 100 kids each had to play half the game alternately against 11 players from Athletic Bilbao. As 100 kids seemed to be not enough, it was decided to let all the 200 kids play all together.
And if you think that 200 against 11 isn’t fair at all, well, it’s true…
The kids played in a ‘66-80-51’ formation (with 3 goalies), but it wasn't enough to win the game against the Athletic Bilbao, who by the way, won 5-3!
Yep, not fair for the kids… :))


Cat Vs Snakes

Watch the video here.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Unique Bird Dog

An avid duck hunter was in the market for a new bird dog.
His search ended when he found a dog that could actually walk on water to retrieve a duck. Shocked by his find, he was sure none of his friends would ever believe him. He decided to try to break the news to a friend of his, a pessimist by nature, and invited him to hunt with him and his new dog.

As they waited by the shore, a flock of ducks flew by.
They fired, and a duck fell.
The dog responded and jumped into the water.
The dog, however, did not sink but instead walked across the water to retrieve the bird, never getting more than his paws wet.

The friend saw everything but did not say a single word.
On the drive home the hunter asked his friend, “Did you notice anything unusual about my new dog?”

I sure did,” responded his friend.

“He can’t swim.


Flow Sink


Stephen Chow Classic

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Facebook In A Nutshell


May Look Closer Than They Are


Jupiter loses one of its stripes

Jupiter has lost one of its iconic red stripes and scientists are baffled as to why.

The largest planet in our solar system is usually dominated by two dark bands in its atmosphere, with one in the northern hemisphere and one in the southern hemisphere.

However, the most recent images taken by amateur astronomers have revealed the lower stripe known as the Southern Equatorial Belt has disappeared leaving the southern half of the planet looking unusually bare.

The band was present in at the end of last year before Jupiter ducked behind the Sun on its orbit. However, when it emerged three months later the belt had disappeared.

More here.


Mushroom Smoke


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Rapid O Rings From Smoke


Tiny Cuttlefish

“These bite-size cuttle fish born at a British aquarium have a big appetite – and can already eat prey twice their size. The school of 14 molluscs each measure just 1cm long and were hatched at Blue reef Aquarium in Newquay, Cornwall. But the tiny predators can already slay shrimp more than twice their size using their eight arms and a pair of feeding tentacles. The aquarium’s David Waines said the cuttlefish can also camouflage themselves to be able to ambush their prey. He said: ”We’ve already got more than a dozen babies and more are on their way. Although they’re each only a centimeter long you can already see them changing colors.”


Face Of Nightmare

More pics here.


Skates Accident

Somehow the reaction is funny, but it's sad to be in his shoes.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Game Training Room


Count on the boss

One afternoon, Harry Harrington walks into his supervisor's office. "Boss," he says, "we're doing some heavy house cleaning at home tomorrow, and my wife needs me to help with the attic and the garage, moving and hauling stuff."

"We're short-handed, Harry," the boss replies. "I can't give you the day off."

"Thanks, boss," says Harry. "I knew I could count on you!"


Forum Troll


Leave Me Alone Box


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pregnant Referee

Thanks Unreality

Super Mario Mashup

By now, Super Mario Bros. is old hat. The familiar levels are worn out and have lost their replay value. Fortunately, there's Super Mario Bros. Crossover. This awesome new flash game revives the classic Mario Bros. levels by letting you play as other Nintendo characters. You can be Link, Samus, Bill from Contra, Simon from Castlevania, or Mega Man.

All of these characters play like they would in their own games, so you can shoot as Mega Man, double jump as Simon, and so on. You can also go backward within each level, which is something that wasn't possible in the original Super Mario Bros. Basically, Crossover is the Mario game you probably dreamed of as a kid, come to life on the Internet. Score!

Play it here.

Monday, May 10, 2010

How To Cheat In Exam


Botswana Music Guitar - Ronnie -"Happy New Year"!

Young doctor

A young doctor had moved out to a small community

to replace a doctor who was retiring.

The older doctor suggested that the young one accompany him on his rounds,

so the community could become used to a new doctor.

At the first house a woman complains

, 'I've been a little sick to my stomach

.'The older doctor says, 'Well, you've probably been overdoing the fresh fruit.

Why not cut back on the amount you've been eating
and see if that does the trick?

'As they left, the younger man said,

'You didn't even examine that woman?

How'd you come to the diagnosis so quickly?'

'I didn't have to. You noticed I dropped my stethoscope on the floor in there?

When I bent over to pick it up, I noticed a half-dozen banana peels in the trash.

That was what probably was making her sick.''

Huh,' the younger doctor said 'Pretty clever,

I think I'll try that at the next house.

'Arriving at the next house,

they spent several minutes talking with a younger woman.

She complained that she just didn't have the energy she once did and said,

'I'm feeling terribly run down lately

.''You've probably been doing too much work for the Church,'

the younger doctor told her

.'Perhaps you should cut back a bit and see if that helps

.'As they left, the elder doctor said,

'I know that woman well, your diagnosis is almost certainly correct,

but how did you arrive at it?''

I did what you did at the last house,

I dropped my stethoscope and when I bent down to retrieve it,

I noticed the preacher under the bed.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mario Manga


Firefox Frozen


Planned Pregnancy

The bride said she wanted three children, while the young husband said two would be enough for him.

They discussed this discrepancy for a few minutes until the husband thought he'd put an end to things by saying boldly,

"After our second child, I'll just have a vasectomy."

Without a moments hesitation, the bride retorted, "Well, I hope you'll love the third one just as if it's your own."


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Majestic Birds


Obama $100 Million cut visualise


Lightning Strike Eiffel Tower


How Old Is Grandpa?

Stay with this — the answer is at the end. It will blow you away.

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current events. The grandson asked his grandfather what he thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general..

The Grandfather replied, “Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:

‘ television

‘ penicillin

‘ polio shots

‘ frozen foods

‘ Xerox

‘ contact lenses

‘ Frisbees and

‘ the pill

There were no:

‘ credit cards

‘ laser beams or

‘ ball-point pens

Man had not invented:

‘ pantyhose

‘ air conditioners

‘ dishwashers

‘ clothes dryers

‘ and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and

‘ man hadn’t yet walked on the moon
Your Grandmother and I got married first, .. …. . and then lived together..

Every family had a father and a mother.

Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, “Sir”.
And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, “Sir.”

We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.

Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.

We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.

Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege.

We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.

Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.

Draft dodgers were those who closed front doors as the evening breeze started.

Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends – not purchasing condominiums.

We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.

We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President’s speeches on our radios.

And I don’t ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.

If you saw anything with ‘Made in Japan ‘ on it, it was junk.

The term ‘making out’ referred to how you did on your school exam..

Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, and instant coffee were unheard of.

We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.

Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.

And if you didn’t want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.

You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, . .. . but who could afford one?
Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.

In my day:

‘ “grass” was mowed,

‘ “coke” was a cold drink,

‘ “pot” was something your mother cooked in,

‘ “rock music” was your grandmother’s lullaby.

‘ “Aids” were helpers in the Principal’s office,

‘ ” chip” meant a piece of wood,

‘ “hardware” was found in a hardware store and

‘ “software” wasn’t even a word.

And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.

No wonder people call us “old and confused” and say there is a generation gap. And how old do you think I am?

I bet you have this old man in mind…you are in for a shock!

Are you ready ?????

This person would be only 59 years old


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Testing Human To Destruction

We have an irrepressible urge to push our boundaries and set records. How much further can we go, physically and mentally, before we reach our ultimate limits?

What's the human speed limit? How long could you survive without food or drink? How long can you go without sleep? How much can a human lift? and other questions are answered in 'The Astounding Limits of Endurance.'


Saturday, May 1, 2010

50 Body Language Secrets

A professor from UCLA performed a study that indicates 55% of communication comes from body language and only 7% from the words we use. In light of this study, it makes sense for anyone, whether a student just starting out in life or a seasoned business professional, to pay attention to what their body language is telling others as well as learning to read non-verbal cues from others. The following 50 body language secrets will provide you with tips you can use in job interviews, boosting your career, enhancing your social life, learning how to read other people’s body language, and what you should not do when it comes to body language.

Job Interview

Pay attention to your body language using these tips to ensure you are giving the best impression during a job interview.

1.Handshake. Everyone knows that a handshake is an important element of first impressions. Offer a firm handshake that shows confidence in yourself.

2.Don’t cross arms and legs. Crossing your arms or legs is seen as a defensive position and is not what you want to present to your prospective employer.

3.Sit or stand with legs slightly apart. When you sit or stand with your legs slightly apart, this gives the impression that you are self-confident.

4.Keep your hands and legs still. Fidgeting exudes nervousness. Instead, keep your hands relaxed in your lap and be aware of what your legs are doing.

5.Chair movement. If you are sitting in a chair that swivels, be sure you aren’t accidentally turning back and forth as it can be distracting and also makes you appear nervous.
6.Voice tone. Be aw
are of your voice tone qualities. Don’t be monotonous, yet don’t let your voice tone vary to such extremes that you sound excited or nervous. One helpful tip is to take a deep breath before speaking.

7.Be aware of the interviewer’s body language. Pay attention to what the person interviewing you is saying through her body language. Not only can you determine if she is interested in what you have to offer, you can also match your body language to the level of formality.

8.Palms up. Use hand gestures that keep your palms up, which indicate you are open and friendly. Gestures with palms down tell the interviewer that you may be dominant or aggressive.

9.Keep eyes focused. Shifty eyes moving all around the room will give your prospective employer the feeling that you are being dishonest, or at best, uncomfortable.

10.Active listening. Be an active listener during the interview. Make eye contact, nod your head while others are speaking, and interject a few verbal acknowledgements such as "yes" or "I see."

Business and Career

What you say with your body language can convey as much to your business colleagues as your words. Learn how to manage your body language in a business setting to help promote your career.

11.Relax your shoulders. When many people feel tension, they pull up their shoulders. Be conscious of this and relax your shoulders. Not only will this help prevent neck and back pain, it makes you appear less stressed, too.

12.Be mindful of your head position. Holding your head level both vertically and horizontally indicates confidence and asks others to take you seriously. If you want to show that you are listening and open to the other person, tilt your head slightly to one side.

13.Use your hands. Hanging your hands down by your side during a presentation indicates depression. Instead, keep your hands active and use gestures to show involvement and energy.

14.Remove the opportunity for eye contact in conflict. If negotiations have turned sour or co-workers are disagreeing, moving them to a different form of communication that does not involve eye contact, such as email or IM, may diffuse the situation and allow for a better flow of communication.

15.Keep your hands out of your pockets. Standing with your hands in your pockets may send several signals to those around you, probably none of them what you intend. Unless you are trying to look less confident, as if you are holding yourself back, you are bored, or you are hiding something, then take your hands out of your pockets.

16.Women, learn the "business gaze". For women, a key element to being taken seriously is the "business gaze" or holding your line of sight on the area from the eyes to the mid-forehead. A gaze held lower indicates a more "social gaze."

17.Make eye contact with everyone. If you are in a meeting or giving a presentation, make it a point to make eye contact with each one of the people involved (unless it’s a packed house and physically impossible to do).

18.Watch your stance. Standing in a commando stance, with legs spread and hands on hips, tells others you are feeling disapproving, superior or are arrogant.

19.Keep your hands from behind your head. Sitting back with your hands clasped behind your head is another position that communicates arrogance or superiority.

20.Interruptions. If you are in the middle of a conversation with a superior or in a meeting that has been interrupted, it is best to look away from the person dealing with the interruption in an effort to give them privacy and to indicate you have disengaged yourself from something that is not your business.

Relationships and Dating
Whether you want to improve your love life or your social life, study these body language techniques so you are sure you set the right tone in any social setting.

21.Make eye contact, but not too much. This one may feel a bit tricky, but it is important to make eye contact, yet you don’t want to go overboard on it. Not making eye contact appears weak, but staring too long makes others feel uncomfortable.

22.Smile. Smiling while in conversation with others shows you are welcoming, relaxed, and interested in what they have to say.

23.Give personal space. Don’t stand or sit too close to others. Personal space is important, and when you breech that invisible boundary, others feel incredibly uncomfortable. How much space you give depends on the situation, how well you know the person, and cultural expectations. In the US, good friends should be about 1.5 to 4 feet away and acquaintances, 4 to 12 feet.

24.Good posture. This is another body language with a fine balance. You want to stand or sit up straight to give off that look of confidence, but standing or sitting ramrod straight just looks odd.

25.Lean in or away. While talking with someone, lean in to them to indicate you are interested in what they have to say. Leaning a bit back shows self confidence.

26.Mirroring. Mirroring is an unconscious act that people do when they have a connection with each other. Pay attention the next time you are sitting down with a good friend or close family member. Do you see how when one of you leans in, the other does too, or when one of you picks up your drink, the other will also? This is mirroring and is an indication to the other person that you share a connection.

27.Face the other person. Whether sitting or standing, face the person squarely to indicate you are engaged and paying attention to them. Turning your body away or looking away for long periods indicates you are not interested in them.

28.Learn signs of flirting. Flirting body language may include casual touches, leaning in toward you, and women touching or playing with their hair.

29.Start a conversation. Use body language to start a conversation. Something as simple as a smile or the expression in your eyes can start a conversation as easily as words.

30.Facial expressions. Your emotions are easily communicated via your facial expressions. If you are trying to communicate happiness, surprise, fear, anger, or any other emotion, learn what the face looks like while experiencing these emotions.

Reading Body Language

Understanding the body language you observe in others is as important as managing your own body language. Brush up on these secrets to learn what others are saying.

31.Going from open to closed. If someone starts out in a conversation with you in an open way–with arms relaxed, leaning forward slightly, and nodding in agreement–to a more closed presence that may include folded arms, leaning away, and steepling fingers, then you have lost your audience.

32.Scrunching forehead. If you see someone sitting still and scrunching his forehead, he is probably deep in thought or concentrating hard on something.
33.Hand over mouth. If someone is covering their mouth, they are either feeling insecure or may be lying.

34.Lying. Learn a few simple ways to recognize when someone is lying, such as avoiding eye contact, scratching their nose or behind their ear, gestures and expressions don’t match, and stiff arm and hand motions.

35.Palm position. If someone offers you a handshake with their palm down, they are demonstrating their sense of dominance or authority. Likewise, a handshake or a significant-other’s hand-hold with the palm facing up indicates they are open and more submissive.

36.Take it in context. One single element of body language may not tell the whole story, so be sure to take into consideration several different non-verbal cues, the social situation, and any cultural differences that may affect body language.

37.Precision grip. When someone is speaking to you and uses a precision grip, or the thumb and forefinger touching with the other fingers closed on the palm, they are trying to relate something to you that they want you to understand.

38.Body turned away. If someone turns their body away from you while you are talking, they are telling you that they want to leave and are finished talking to you. Ignoring this signal means you will irritate them further if you continue to talk.

39.Walking away while talking. This is probably a sign that the person is in a hurry and is trying not to be rude. If you see this, let them go with an acknowledgement that you can catch up later.

40.Embodied cognition. The idea of embodied cognition is that the body reacts to what the brain is thinking in a literal way. If someone is thinking about the past, they may lean back slightly as opposed to leaning forward when thinking about the future. Also, someone holding a warm mug of tea may react differently to the same situation as someone holding a glass of iced tea.

What Not to Do

In order to make the best impression in any circumstance, stay away from these actions that may impart a negative image of yourself.

41.Lean way back. Leaning too far back while engaged in conversation puts off a negative signal, saying you are too confident in yourself.

42.Touch your face. Touching your face appears insecure and can also be distracting to those talking to you.
43.Cover your heart. Don’t hold a drink or anything else right in front of your heart as this indicates a guardedness that you probably don’t intend to project to others.

44.Blank stare. If you have stopped listening to someone and have let your thoughts take you away, it will show as a blank stare, indicating you are no longer listening. If you feel yourself drifting away, at least try to keep your face animated in an attempt to indicate you are still listening.

45.Tap your feet. Tapping your feet indicates boredom, so unless you are trying to drop a not-so-subtle hint, then make sure to keep your feet still.

46.Clench you fist. Fist clenching is an overt sign that you are angry, frustrated, or holding back your opinions.

47.Slouch. Slouching down in your chair tells others that you are not interested in what is going on. Whether sitting in a business meeting or listening to someone talk, sit up straight to show you are paying attention and engaged.

48.Drumming fingers. Nothing shows boredom like drumming your fingers on a table or desk. Well, except maybe rubbing the back of your neck or pointing your body or feet toward the door.

49.Bright red lipstick. Ladies, if you want to make a professional impression in business, save your bright red lipstick for your night on the town and opt for a more muted shade instead.

50.Coughing or yawning. While it may be difficult to suppress these physical reactions, they usually indicate restlessness or boredom.


European Airspace After Volcanic Ash

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