Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Amazing Facts about India and Indians!

India is the world's largest, oldest, continuous civilization.
India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.
India is the world's largest democracy.
Varanasi, also known as Benares, was called "the ancient city" when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C.E, and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.
India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
The World's first university was established in Takshashila in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software - a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987.
Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in our civilization.
Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack of development, India was the richest country on earth until the time of British invasion in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus was attracted by India's wealth.
The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindhu 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit 'Nou'.
Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days.
The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians.
Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10**53(10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 BCE during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera 10**12(10 to the power of 12).
IEEE has proved what has been a century old suspicion in the world scientific community that the pioneer of wireless communication was Prof. Jagdish Bose and not Marconi.
The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.
According to Saka King Rudradaman I of 150 CE a beautiful lake called Sudarshana was constructed on the hills of Raivataka during Chandragupta Maurya's time.
Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.
Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like cesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones and even plastic surgery and brain surgery. Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipment were used. Deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology, etiology, embryology, digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many texts.
When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization).
The four religions born in India, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world's population.
The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.
India is one of the few countries in the World, which gained independence without violence.
India has the second largest pool of Scientists and Engineers in the World.
India is the largest English speaking nation in the world.
India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built a super computer indigenously.
Famous Quotes on India (by non-Indians)
Albert Einstein said: We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.
Mark Twain said: India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.
French scholar Romain Rolland said: If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.
Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA said: India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.

The Door to Hell, 41 years and still burning!

While drilling in 1971, Soviet geologists tapped into a cavern filled with natural gas.The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of 70 metres (230 ft). To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided the best solution was burn it off.Geologists had hoped the fire would use all the fuel in a matter of days, bu
t the gas is still burning today. Locals have dubbed the cavern "The Door to Hell".

No one can estimate how much more gas there still is. When they first lit the gas crater on fire, they thought the fire would go out after a few days. It’s been more than a few day, it’s been more than a few weeks or months. It’s been decades and the gas crater is burning just as it did the day it was first lit. Putting all economical loses from wasted natural gas aside, imagine the ecological impact this burning gas has cause during decades of non stop burning!

Located in Darvaza, Turkmenistan.

A Nepalese teenager has invented a revolutionary new type of solar panel that uses human hair.

A Nepalese teenager has invented a revolutionary new type of solar panel that uses human hair.
18-year-old Milan Karki claims that hair is easy to use as a conductor within the solar panels! This breakthrough could replace silicon, a far more expensive component that drives up the cost of producing solar energy. Milan was originally inspired after reading a book by physicist Stephen Hawking that
discussed ways of creating static energy from hair.

Melanin, the pigment which gives our hair its color, can be used in this conversion of energy and likewise serves as a great conductor of electricity. This discovery is even more important in the face of global warming and limited natural resources.

It could be a miracle cure for dengue.

It could be a miracle cure for dengue. And the best part is you can make it at home.

The juice of the humble papaya leaf has been seen to arrest the destruction of platelets that has been the cause for so many deaths this dengue season. Ayurveda researchers have found that enzymes in the papaya leaf can fight a host of viral infections, not just dengue, and can help regenerate platelets and white
blood cells.

Scores of patients have benefited from the papaya leaf juice, say doctors.

Papaya has always been known to be good for the digestive system. Due to its rich vitamin and mineral content, it is a health freak's favourite. But its dengue -fighting properties have only recently been discovered.

Chymopapin and papin - enzymes in the papaya leaf - help revive platelet count, say experts. ...

Source : Times of India.

VTU students can submit MTech thesis online

The students ofVisvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) can now submit their final M Tech thesis online.
The university recently introduced the system of online submission to ensure quicker evaluation of the dissertations and timely issuance of the degree certificates to students.
So instead of submitting the findings of their six-month project work as a hard copy, students cangive it on a CD/pen drive or upload it onto the website themselves, a senior university official said. Previously, a hard copy of the thesis was sent to the internal evaluator after which it was sent to the external evaluator by post.
The university received the evaluated theses only after two to six months. This resulted in delay in the issue of degree certificates, the official said. Under the new system, after the thesis is uploaded onto the VTU website, the controller of examinations marks a copy to the internal and external evaluators.
The software used in the system helps the evaluators in entering the marks. After the external evaluators give the marks, the viva voce is conducted. The system is helping the university in clearing the backlog of at least 3,000 theses. The evaluation takes only 15 days. Viva of about 2,000 students has been conducted so far. “It is an effective and quick method,”SA Kori, registrar (evaluation), said.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Smoking and Your Heart :

If you smoke, your risk of heart disease is 2 to 4 times greater than a nonsmoker's. And if you smoke around loved ones, you're increasing their risk with secondhand smoke. Each year in the U.S., more than 135,000 people die from smoking-related heart disease. But it's never too late to quit. Within 24 hours of quitting, your heart attack risk begins to fall

Health Care Tips For Eid-ul-Azha

Eid-ul-Azha is an important and memorable event which Muslims of the world celebrated in the month of Zill Hajj. Since this demands the sacrifice of animal, so it is understood that the meat quantity will be in abundance.

Health care tips are important in this regard and one must take care of this to ensure better health in the time when there is abundance of meat. Eid-ul-Azha health care tips have serious direction towards the meat lovers. The list of given health care tips will enable you to ensure better health. Following are the Eid-ul-Azha health care tips.

1. Don’t Eat Excessive Meat:
Health care tips prioritize the ban on the eating of excess meat. Meat is something difficult to digest as compare to fruits and vegetables. Health care tips recommend you to avoid excessive meat.

2. Morning Or Evening Walk:
Health care tips cannot be completed without giving due importance to walk specially in the days of Eid ul Azha. The walk will enable your stomach to work properly and will make it able to digest food. Health care tips for Eid-ul-Azha includes walk as the most important part.

3. Fix Time of Meal:
One of the abuses we find in our society is lack of routine in eating food especially on the occasion like eid. Health care tips suggest you to keep your routine intact even in the days of eid when there is supply of meat. Health care tips should be considered while eating something.

4. Fruits and Green Vegetables:
Health care tips recommend the high use of fruits and green vegetables even in the days of Eid ul Azha. Health care tips included fruits and vegetable as vital component of health especially in the days of Eid ul Azha.

5. Less Use Of Cold Drinks:
Studies of health care tips have shown us that the impact of cold drinks is very temporary. One should avoid the use of cold drinks in the days of Eid-ul-Azha due to number of reasons. Health care tips discourage the use of any soft drink.

6. Green Tea:
Eid-ul-Azha health care tips include the use of Green tea at least after the meal. Health care tips have proved that the use of green tea would make digestion as an easy process. The lists of health care tips have regarded green tea with great importance.

7. Less Spice and Peppers:
Major cause of health problems is the excessive use of spices. Eid-ul-Azha Health care tips have clearly marked that the use of spices should be minimized and for better health, as one of the main health care tips, boiled meat should be used.

8. At Least 6 Hours Break Between The Meals:
Health care tips have shown that the delay between two consecutive meals should not be less than 6 hours at least in Eid Days of Eid ul Azha. Eid-ul-Azha health care tips should be followed to enjoy better health in the glorious times of Eid.

9. Homemade Food:
Health care tips in context of Pakistan clearly marked the homemade food as an important ingredient to health. In the days of Eid ul Azha, try to cook every possible food in the home in the best possible hygienic way. Health care tips strongly urge you to avoid meals at hotels and restaurants.

10. Don’t Give Up Routine Activities:
It is highly recommended that don‘t give up daily routine activities. Health care tips include the very basic problem of the society that they take Eid a day for rest and eating only. Eid-ul-Azha health care tips have shown that the routine activities would make you healthy on Eid.

Dark Circles

Dark Circles~
Dark circles under the eyes are the commonproblem of both men and women..Due to stress, lack of sleep and nutrition deficiency.
Just massage gently around the eyes with few drops of almond oil for a minute. Wipe it off with cotton after 15 minutes. Mix cucumber juice and potato juice, apply it on the dark circles and wash it off after 20 minutes..!

Spitting Cobra :

A spitting cobra is one of several species of cobras that have the ability to eject venom from their fangs when defending themselves against predators. The sprayed venom is harmless to intact skin.

How Famous Companies Got Their Names?

Nike: Named for the greek goddess of victory. The swoosh symbolises her flight.

Skype: The original concept was ‘Sky-Peer-to-Peer’, which morphed into Skyper, then Skype.

Mercedes: This was actually financier's daughter's name.

Adidas: The company name was taken from its founder Adolf (ADI) Dassler whose first name was shortened to the nickname Adi. Together with first three letters of his surname it formed ADIDAS.

Adobe: This came from the name of the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the house of founder John Warnock.

Apple Computers: It was the favourite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He was three months late for filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call his company Apple Computers if the other colleagues didn't suggest a better name by 5 o'clock.

CISCO: It is not an acronym as popularly believed. It's short for San Francisco.

Compaq: This name was formed by using COMP, for computer and PAQ to denote a small integral object.

Corel: The name was derived from the founder's name Dr. Michael Cowpland. It stands for COwpland Research Laboratory.

Google: The name started as a joke boasting about the amount of information the search-engine would be able to search. It was originally named 'Googol', a word for the number represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros. After founders - Stanford graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page presented their project to an angel investor; they received a cheque made out to 'Google'. So, instead of returning the cheque for correction, they decided to change the name to Google.

Hotmail: Founder Jack Smith got the idea of accessing e-mail via the web from a computer anywhere in the world. When Sabeer Bhatia came up with the business plan for the mail service, he tried all kinds of names ending in 'mail' and finally settled for hotmail as it included the letters "html" - the programming language used to write web pages. It was initially referred to as HoTMaiL with selective uppercasing.

Hewlett Packard: Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.

Intel: Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name their new company 'Moore Noyce' but that was already trademarked by a hotel chain so they had to settle for an acronym of INTegrated ELectronics.

Lotus (Notes): Mitch Kapor got the name for his company from 'The Lotus Position' or 'Padmasana'. Kapor used to be a teacher of transcendental Meditation of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Microsoft: Coined by Bill Gates to represent the company that was devoted to MICROcomputer SOFTware. Originally christened Micro-Soft, the '-' was removed later on.

Motorola: Founder Paul Galvin came up with this name when his company started manufacturing radios for cars. The popular radio company at the time was called Victrola.

Sony: It originated from the Latin word 'sonus' meaning sound and 'sonny' as lang used by Americans to refer to a bright youngster.

SUN: Founded by 4 Stanford University buddies, SUN is the acronym for Stanford University Network. Andreas Bechtolsheim built a microcomputer; Vinod Khosla recruited him and Scott McNealy to manufacture computers based on it, and Bill Joy to develop a UNIX-based OS for the computer.

Apache: It got its name because its founders got started by applying patches to code written for NCSA's httpd daemon. The result was 'A PAtCHy' server - thus, the name Apache Jakarta (project from Apache): A project constituted by SUN and Apache to create a web server handling servlets and JSPs. Jakarta was name of the conference room at SUN where most of the meetings between SUN and Apache took place.

Tomcat: The servlet part of the Jakarta project. Tomcat was the code name for the JSDK 2.1 project inside SUN.

C: Dennis Ritchie improved on the B programming language and called it 'New B'. He later called it C. Earlier B was created by Ken Thompson as a revision of the Bon programming language (named after his wife Bonnie).

C++: Bjarne Stroustrup called his new language 'C with Classes' and then 'newC'. Because of which the original C began to be called 'old C' which was considered insulting to the C community. At this time Rick Mascitti suggested the name C++ as a successor to C.

GNU: A species of African antelope. Founder of the GNU project Richard Stallman liked the name because of the humour associated with its pronunciation and was also influenced by the children's song 'The Gnu Song' which is a song sung by a gnu. Also it fitted into the recursive acronym culture with 'GNU's Not Unix'.

Java: Originally called Oak by creator James Gosling, from the tree that stood outside his window, the programming team had to look for a substitute as there was no other language with the same name. Java was selected from a list of suggestions. It came from the name of the coffee that the programmers drank.

LG: Combination of two popular Korean brands Lucky and Goldstar.
Linux: Linus Torvalds originally used the Minix OS on his system which here placed by his OS. Hence the working name was Linux (Linus' Minix). He thought the name to be too egotistical and planned to name it Freax (free+freak+x). His friend Ari Lemmke encouraged Linus to upload it to a network so it could be easily downloaded. Ari gave Linus a directory called 'Linux' on his FTP server, as he did not like the name Freax. (Linus parents named him after two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling).

Mozilla: When Marc Andreessen, founder of Netscape, created a browser to replace Mosaic (also developed by him), it was named Mozilla (Mosaic-Killer, Godzilla). The marketing guys didn't like the name however and it was re-christened Netscape Navigator.

Red Hat: Company founder Marc Ewing was given the Cornell lacrosse team cap (with red and white stripes) while at college by his grandfather. He lost it and had to search for it desperately. The manual of the beta version of Red Hat Linux had an appeal to readers to return his Red Hat if found by anyone!

SAP: "Systems, Applications, Products in Data Processing", formed by 4 ex-IBM employees who used to work in the 'Systems/Applications/Projects' group of IBM.

UNIX: When Bell Labs pulled out of MULTICS (MULTiplexed Information and Computing System), which was originally a joint Bell/GE/MIT project, Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie of Bell Labs wrote a simpler version of the OS. They needed the OS to run the game 'Space War' which was compiled under MULTICS. It was called UNICS - UNIplexed operating and Computing System by Brian Kernighan. It was later shortened to UNIX.

SCO (UNIX): From Santa Cruz Operation. The company's office was in Santa Cruz.

Xerox: The inventor, Chestor Carlson, named his product trying to say 'dry' (as it was dry copying, markedly different from the then prevailing wet copying). The Greek root 'xer' means dry.

Yahoo: The word was invented by Jonathan Swift and used in his book 'Gulliver's Travels'. It represents a person who is repulsive in appearance and action and is barely human. Yahoo! founders Jerry Yang and David Filo selected the name because they considered themselves yahoos.

3M: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company started off by mining the material corundum used to make sandpaper. It was changed to 3M when the company changed its focus to Innovative Products.

Monday, October 22, 2012


A man caught having sex with a goat was forced to marry her as a punishment in Sudan.

The goat's owner, Mr Alifi, said he surprised the man with his goat and took him to a council of elders.
They ordered the man, Mr Tombe, to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars ($50) to Mr Alifi.
"We have given him the goat, and as far as we know they are still together," Mr Alifi said.
Mr Alifi, of Hai Malakal in Upper Nile State, told the Juba Post newspaper that he heard a loud noise around midnight on 13 February and immediately rushed outside to find Mr Tombe with his goat.
"When I asked him: 'What are you doing there?', he fell off the back of the goat, so I captured and tied him up."
Mr Alifi then called elders to decide how to deal with the case.
"They said I should not take him to the police, but rather let him pay a dowry for my goat because he used it as his wife," Mr Alifi told the newspaper.

The best-known goat in Sudan has died months after being "married" to a man in the South Sudan capital, Juba, the BBC has learned.
Local elders ordered a man found having sex with the goat, later called Rose, to "marry" on the end of the month.
"The idea was to publicly embarrass the man," says Tom Rhodes, editor of the Juba Post, which first ran the story.

The BBC's story of the "wedding" caught the public imagination and became one of the most read internet stories.

Rose, black and white, is believed to have died after choking on a plastic bag she swallowed as she was eating scraps on the streets of Juba.

After the marriage, Rose had a male kid - but "not a human one" - Mr Rhodes said, hastily.

The "husband", Charles Tombe, said he was drunk at the time but has since refused to comment on the issue. The kid is owned by Mr Tombe.

Making it historically one of the biggest-hitting stories the BBC News website has published.



Whether you are a consumer of Lipton tea, Walls Ice-cream, Ponds cream or Axe deodrant, you must be acquainted with the unique ‘U’ shaped icon printed on the back of these products. This legendary icon is a trademark of one of the most recognized and prominent brands in the UK market…Unilever. It’s distinctively ‘U’ shaped creative typographic logo has mystified
the customers for years.
For all of the brand loyal fans of Unilever, who have been anxious to find out the meaning behind this mysterious logo, the explanation has been finally revealed. Unilever, on its website, has finally disclosed the logic behind all icons used to create their remarkable logo.

Unilever’s current mysterious company logo was unveiled in 2004. It was created by the famous UK design firm Wolff Olins and is made up of 25 different icons amalgamated into a ‘U’ shaped logo design. Each of these icons symbolizes Unilever’s diverse brand portfolio. The whole identity system revolves around the idea of "adding vitality to life”.

1.Sun- Sun evokes Unilever’s origins in Port Sunlight and can represent a number of brands. Flora, Slim•Fast and Omo all use radiance to communicate their benefits.

2.Hand-A symbol of sensitivity, care and need. It represents both skin and touch.

3.Flower-Represents fragrance. When seen with the hand, it represents moisturizers or cream.

4.Bee-Represents creation, pollination, hard work and bio-diversity. Bees symbolize both environmental challenges and opportunities.

5.DNA-The double helix, the genetic blueprint of life and a symbol of bio-science. It is the key to a healthy life.

6.Hair-A symbol of beauty and looking good. Placed next to the flower it evokes cleanliness and fragrance; placed near the hand it suggests softness.

7.Palm Tree-A nurtured resource. It produces palm oil as well as many fruits – coconuts and dates – and also symbolises paradise.

8.Sauces or Spreads- Represents mixing or stirring. It suggests blending in flavors and adding taste.

9.Bowl-A bowl of delicious-smelling food. It can also represent a ready meal, hot drink or soup.

10. Spoon-A symbol of nutrition, tasting and cooking.

11.Spice & flavors-Represents chili or fresh ingredients.

12.Fish-Represents food, sea or fresh water.

13.Sparkle-Clean, healthy and sparkling with energy.

14.Bird-A symbol of freedom. It suggests a relief from daily chores, and getting more out of life.

15.Tea-A plant or an extract of a plant, such as tea. Also a symbol of growing and farming.

16.Lips-Represent beauty, looking good and taste.

17.Ice cream-A treat, pleasure and enjoyment.

18.Recycle-Part of our commitment to sustainability.

19.Particles-A reference to science, bubbles and fizz.

20.Frozen-The plant is a symbol of freshness, the snowflake represents freezing. A transformational symbol.

21.Container-Symbolises packaging – a pot of cream associated with personal care.

22.Heart-A symbol of love, care and health.

23.Clothes-Represent fresh laundry and looking good.

24.Wave-Symbolizes cleanliness, freshness and vigor.

25.Liquid-A reference to clean water and purity.

Morning Glory Clouds

The Morning Glory cloud is a rare meteorological phenomenon. A Morning Glory cloud is a roll cloud that can be up to 1000 kilometers long, 1 to 2 kilometers high, and can move at speeds up to 60 kilometers per hour. The Morning Glory is often accompanied by sudden wind squalls, intense low-level wind shear, a rapid increase in the vertical displacement of air parcels, and a sharp pressure jump at the surface. In the front of the cloud, there is strong vertical motion that transports air up through the cloud and creates the rolling appearance, while the air in the middle and rear of the cloud becomes turbulent and sinks.

Akrit Jaswal : The Seven Year-Old Surgeon

Akrit Jaswal : The Seven Year-Old Surgeon

Akrit Jaswal is a young Indian who has been called the worlds smartest boy and its easy to see why. His IQ is 146 and is considered the smartest person in his age in India ”a country of more than a billion people".

Akrit came to public attention when in 2000 he performed his first medical procedure at his family home. He was seven. His patient ” a local
girl who could not afford a doctor ” was eight. Her hand had been burnt in a fire, causing her fingers to close into a tight fist that wouldnt open. Akrit had no formal medical training and no experience of surgery, yet he managed to free her fingers and she was able to use her hand again.

He focused his phenomenal intelligence on medicine and at the age of twelve he claimed to be on the verge of discovering a cure for cancer. He is now studying for a science degree at Chandigarh College and is the youngest student ever accepted by an Indian University.

Eucalyptus Deglupta, rainbow colored Tree

There is a rainbow colored Tree. . .

The Eucalyptus Deglupta is a tall tree, otherwise known as the rainbow eucalyptus. It is found in the northern hemisphere, in places like New Britain, new guinea etc.

The tree sheds patches of its bark and exposes a fresh bright-green bark. Eventually the color and then darkens. It it will through blue, purple orange and maroon hues. The tree sheds its bark at various times throughout the year, which gives it its rainbow color.

Facts About Christ The Redeemer :

# This statue was built in the 1931. Construction started in 1922 and was completed in 1931. It took a span of nine years to complete it.

# The cost of the monument was $250,000.

# This statue is one of the biggest statues in the world.

# It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone.
It takes about 220 steps to see the statue up close.

# The statue stands 38 metres tall weighs 700 short tons (635 tonnes)

# The left arm points to the Rio de Janeiro's north zone, the right to the south zone, while the saintly perch offers spectacular views of Ipanema, the Maracana soccer stadium and the Serra do Órgãos mountain range.

# The original design for this statue was made by a man named Oswald. He had designed it to have a globe in one, and standing over a pedestal symbolizing the world. This design was not agreed on.

# In October 2006, on the statue's 75th anniversary, Archbishop of Rio Cardinal Eusebio Oscar Scheid consecrated a chapel, named for the patron saint of Brazil - Nossa Senhora Aparecida, under the statue. This allows Catholics to hold baptisms and weddings there.

On July 11th, 2011 Neptune completed its first full orbit since it was discovered in 1846

On July 11th, 2011 Neptune completed its first full orbit since it was discovered in 1846

Neptune is about 4.50 billion km from the Sun, and it completes an orbit every 164.79 years. Since it was discovered in 1846, that means it just completed its first full orbit last year. It was not, however, in the same spot in our sky, because the Earth was in a different position at both times.

Another interesting fact about Neptune is that it has a similar tilt as Earth and Mars, which means that all three planets experience similar seasonal changes. However, because of how much slower Neptune's orbit is, each season lasts about 40 Earth years ! Despite this, Neptune's days are roughly 16 hours.

Your spit contains a painkiller that can be 6 times more powerful than morphine.

 . .

Human saliva contains a natural painkiller called opiorphin. Due to its powerful painkilling ability, scientists are trying to synthesize a new natural painkiller from opiorphin. It is great, because it doesn’t have the same addicting attributes that morphine does and would work better with the body.

In a study

, 1 milligram of opiorphin gave the same results as 3 milligrams of morphine did. In another study, involving rats standing on pins, they needed 6 times more morphine than opiorphin to make them oblivious to the pain.

Opiorphin works in the nerve cells of the spine. It stops the usual destruction of natural pain killing opiates in the spine called enkephalins. It is such a simple molecule, that scientists believe it’ll be possible to synthesize it and produce large quantities of it without needing to isolate it from saliva. Another approach is to find a drug that will make the body produce more opiorphin to manage pain.

n 1936 the Russians made a computer that ran on water

 Russian scientist Vladimir Lukyanov built a computer that ran on water in 1936. Back then, computers were a little different of course. They ran on levers and gears that automated counting in some way or another. Lukyanov’s computer was the first in the world that could solve partial differential equations. In case you don’t know what those
are, it is important to know that they are a pain to solve by hand. To solve the issue of differential equations, Lukyanov fiddled around with a series of interconnected, water-filled glass tubes.

The levels in certain water-filled tubes gave the answers, while adjusting taps and plugs changed variables. The computer device was actually used to solve problems related to cracks in the concrete. It inspired other devices and applications to be invented and created. The same technology was then used in geology, thermal physics, metallurgy and rocket engineering. It was a pretty inventive instrument.

sea slug

There is a sea slug that can eat algae and gain the ability to photosynthesize, so it never has to find food again for the rest of its life cycle.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A man carved a tunnel through a mountain so his village could have access to a doctor 70km away.

His name was Dashrath Manjhi, and he lived in a village near Gaya in Bihar, India. When his wife, Falguni Devi, passed away due to a lack of medical treatment, he decided to do something about it. The nearest doctor was 70km away through mountains, and Manjhi had no desire to see anyone suffer the fa
te his wife did, so he single handedly cut his way through a mountain in the Gehlour hills.

He carved a 360 foot long, 25 foot high, and 30foot wide road, so that vehicles could get through. It took him 22 years, from 1960 to 1982. Thanks to him, the closest doctor was then only 1km away. He was given international acclaim at the time, and when he died in 2007, he was given a state funeral by the Government of Bihar.

In July 2010, director Manish Jha announced a film, Manjhi, based on the life of Dashrath Manjhi. The film is produced by Sanjay Singh, who previously produced Udaan (2010) and Manoj Bajpai is slated to play the lead. Dashrath Manjhi's inspirational story was shown on Aamir Khan's show Satyamev Jayate. Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been roped in to play the lead role in the film Mountain Man,which is based on life of Dashrath Manjhi.

insomniac and/or hypochondriac

There is a disease where you eventually
stop sleeping and then die.

There is no cure. Hopefully you’re not an insomniac and/or hypochondriac. It’s called fatal familial insomnia, or FFI, and is a very very rare brain disease. It’s caused usually by a mutation to the PrPC protein, but can also happen spontaneously.

It begins with progressively worsening insomnia, followed by hallucinations, delirium, and then dementia. Once the symptoms begin, the average lifespan is anywhere between 7 and 18 months. Most often it’s genetic, and is so rare that it’s been found in just 40 families and about 100 people total since its discovery in 1765.

While one might think sleeping pills would help, but they’ve been proven to actually worsen the situation. Even an induced coma doesn’t work; it was attempted on a man in 1991 and his brain just wouldn’t shut down. In that case, when the man died, he hadn’t slept in 6

$330,000 found in Japan vacant house demolition

Construction workers dismantling a vacant house in rural Japan discovered $330,000 cash stuffed in a tin box underneath the living room floor, press reports said. The house, in a farming town on the northern island of Hokkaido, had been empty since its elderly male owner died two years ago, the reports said.

The cash -- about 2,600 notes each worth 10,000 yen ($127) bundled together or put in envelopes -- will be handed over to the dead man's relatives on the main Japanese island of Honshu, the reports said. "Because the cash was discovered at an individual's house, it is clear whose money it is," a spokesman for the local police station said by telephone. "So we don't treat it as a lost-and-found case."

Y2K didn't cause many problems, but an internet virus did.

Remember the Y2K scare thing back in that year?? Most of us think that will be the end of the world.But tht virus made a huge impact all over the world..
It damaged all 'jpeg' and 'mpg' files on computers all over the world. It was traced back to a guy in the Phillipines. The name of the virus was? I love you & I love you virus or love

bug. The writer of the virus was never convicted, because 'the law didn't allow it' in the Phillipines.

The worm originated near Manila in the Philippines on May 5, 2000 local time and to thereafter have spread westward across the world, moving first to Hong Kong, then to Europe, and finally the US as people reported to their offices that Friday morning. The outbreak was later estimated to have caused US $5.5 billion in damages worldwide. Already ten days later 50 million infections had been reported. Most of the damage cited was the time and effort spent getting rid of the infection and recovering damaged files from backups. To protect themselves, The Pentagon, CIA, the British Parliament, and most large corporations were forced to completely shut down their mail systems.

A war veteran's secret revealed after his death

The family of a war hero only discovered the full weight of his bravery after his death when his cremation left behind a huge pile of shrapnel.

Ronald Brown stepped on a land mine while on a mission in France in August 1944. The blast peppered his left leg with red-hot fragments and he was forced to crawl two miles to safety. But because of medica
l conditions of the day it was thought safer to leave shrapnel in his body. He survived the war but only ever told his family the basic story and said the accident had left him with a 'bad knee'. Mr Brown told loved ones he still had a 'bullet' in his leg and asked his grandchildren not to sit on his knee because of the pain it caused. But when he died last week aged 94 his family had him cremated and were stunned when staff handed them back a big bag of shrapnel.

The bag contained a whopping 6oz of bomb shrapnel that he had been carrying around for 60 years. Daughter Jane Madden, 55, of Exeter, Devon said her father told her there was a bullet in his knee from the war, never mentioning the pile of fragments. She said: "I don't think he ever realised all that was in his leg - it weighed about six ounces. "He'd said there was a bullet in his leg but I was imagining one romantic piece of metal. "But when we went to scatter his ashes we asked whether the bullet had been found and they gave us this bag full of metal. "It's just macabre really and amazing because he never used to complain about the pain. It just shows how brave he was." Mr Brown, of Exeter, joined the East Yorkshire Regiment at the age of 21 and was a quartermaster when he suffered his injury.

He stepped on the booby trap while on manoeuvres in August 1944, two months after D Day. Following his death of a chest infection last week workers at Exeter and Devon Crematorium carefully sifted through his ashes and found the metal pieces. His granddaughter, Holly, 22, said her grandfather "never spoke much about the war". She said: "When we were very young he used to tell us not to sit on his knee because of the wound. "He would travel overseas to Australia and America and he was always setting off scanners as he walked through. "We always thought it was a bullet in the knee but when the funeral directors gave us this bag of shrapnel they had taken out we were shocked at how much there was. "We are all very proud of him and what he did for all of us.

The bits of metal in him just show how horrible the war was. "I suppose it's a bitter-sweet memory for us because it symbolises everything he did and how he suffered." After the war grandfather-of-five Ronald became a tax inspector.

His wife Gwendoline died 24 years ago. Holly, one of five grandchildren, said her grandfather kept a journal of his wartime experiences. In the diary he claims he introduced the British delicacy of egg and chips to people in France. But he also spoke of how of the 900 original members of his regiment, only 29 came home from the front. Jane said: "He had a good life and did a lot in his time. We all so proud of him."

Friday, October 19, 2012

Making your own cloud:

 If you have a jet fighter and a few minutes to spare, why not make your own cloud? All you have to do is fly the plane at high speed through fairly moist air. As it flies, the plane creates shock waves, which alternately squeeze up the air (making it higher pressure) and stretch it out (making it lower pressure). When you lower the pressure of moist air, you get a cloud - and that's what creates the amazing *condensation clouds* you see in photos like this. It gives a whole new meaning to that old song lyric: "Everywhere you go, you always take the weather with you." [U.S. Navy photo by Ensign John Gay.]

Moon Magic!

Why are people so interested in the Moon? One astronaut who went there, Frank Borman, seemed very unimpressed: "It's a vast, lonely... expanse of nothing." Another Apollo astronaut, William Anders, said: "It's all beat up... just a lot of bumps and holes." But look at the Moon in the right way and you'll get a different picture. This image was made using 30 different pictures from the
Galileo spacecraft, exactly 20 years ago. The red areas are the lunar highlands, while the orange and blue bits are the mares (lunar "seas"). The very blue area on the right is Mare Tranquillitatis (the Sea of Tranquility) where the first Apollo astronauts landed in 1969. It's super-rich in valuable titanium - a material from which we make airplanes, toothpaste, and false teeth (among other things). Maybe next time we go to the Moon, it'll be with the intention of mining valuable minerals and bringing them back home to Earth?

Satellites are (sometimes) simple

: Communications satellites are those tin cans whistling round space, helping us send phone calls, TV programs, and Internet data round the world. They must be amazingly complex, right? Not really! The basic idea is simple: satellites are little more than mirrors in space. Just zap your phone call up to the satellite ("uplink") and it reflects the signal back down
to another part of the world moments later ("downlink"). To get an idea how simple satellites really are, take a look at this great picture of Echo, the first basic communications satellite, launched in the early 1960s. It was nothing more than a giant (30m or 100ft) plastic balloon, covered in metal, that sat up in space. Scientists fired signals up to it and it reflected them straight back again. Modern communications satellites do the same job but cost hundreds of millions of dollars more! [You can get an idea how big this thing is by looking for the people and cars underneath it, which I've highlighted in yellow.]

Are the aliens laughing at us

? If you're under the age of about 25, it's possible you've never seen or used one of these: it's an LP record - the way most people listened to music before music CDs and MP3s came along. In the 1970s, NASA launched two spacecraft called Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 to explore remote parts of the solar system. Onboard, they were carrying golden LP records with various soun
ds recorded on Earth for aliens to listen to and (probably) laugh at.... including greetings in 60 Earth languages and music tracks by Mozart and Chuck Berry! Now aliens might well like Mozart, but what would they make of this very primitive way of recording sound? You can just imagine some green-eyed Martian blob wondering how to fit this thing into his or her iPod. Interestingly, the Voyager spacecraft are still blasting through space. In June 2012, NASA revealed that Voyager 1 is close to leaving our solar system. It now holds the record for the furthest human-built object from Earth!

Wonders and Health Benefits Of The Neem Tree

Many Wonders and Health Benefits Of The Neem Tree

The Neem tree is a fast growing evergreen that is native to Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar. This amazing tree is claimed to treat forty different diseases. All the parts of the tree is used for treating illness, the leaves, fruit, seeds and even the bark all contain medicinal properties.

The use of neem as a medicinal herb dates back ove
r 5,000 years. Today it’s benefits have been proven by scientific research and clinical trials. And, although few of us have access to a neem tree, it can be purchased in the form of oil, powder and pills.

To give you an idea of the healing powers of the neem tree, here are a few names that the people of India have given it, “Divine Tree”, “Village Pharmacy”, “Heal All” and “Nature’s Drugstore”. With the almost ending list of uses for neem, I think it could be called, ” The Tree of Life”!

1. In treating diabetes, neem has been found to actually reduce the insulin requirements by as much as 50% without altering the blood glucose levels. Take 3 to 5 drops internally each day.
2. Neem cleanses the blood, stimulates antibody protection and strengthens theimmune system which improves the bodies resistance to many diseases.
3. Used as a mouth wash it treats infections, mouth ulcers, bleeding sore gums and will even help prevent tooth decay!

Want to feel your pulse?

Step 1
Turn your left hand palm-side up, then place the first two fingers of your right hand along the outer edge of your left wrist just below where your wrist and thumb meet.((In the figure: Examiner's left hand is on patient's right hand--Dont get confused with the picture given))

Step 2
Slide your fingers toward the center of your wrist. You should feel the pulse between the wrist bone and the tendon.

Step 3
Press down with our fingers until you feel your pulse. Do not press too hard, or you will not be able to feel the pulsation. Feel free to move your fingers until the pulse is easiest to feel.

Step 4
Continue to feel your pulse for a full minute. Concentrate on whether the beats are evenly spaced, or whether they are erratic, with missed beats, extra beats, or beats that are too close together.

Sometimes the pulse is difficult to locate. Here are some tips that might help:

Try holding your arm pointing down toward the floor, if you have been holding it up toward your face.

-Try using your fingertips to feel the pulse instead of laying your fingers across your wrist. Put your fingertips in different places, stopping for about five seconds in each position to try to feel the pulse before moving to another location. Lift, place, and feel; lift, place, and feel, until you find a spot where you can feel the pulsations well.
-Try varying the pressure of your fingertips on your wrist. You may need to lighten up or press a little harder to feel the pulse.
-Try these steps on the other wrist.
-If you still have difficulty, ask a friend to follow the steps and find your pulse.

((In the figure: Examiner's left hand is on patient's right hand))

Hemophilia A (Factor VIII deficiency)..!!

Hemophilia A is a hereditary bleeding disorder caused by a lack of blood clotting factor VIII. Without enough factor VIII, the blood cannot clot properly to stop bleeding.

Causes, incidence, and r
isk factors

Hemophilia A is caused by an inherited X-linked recessive trait, with the defective gene located on the X chromosome. Females have two copies of the X chromosome, so if the factor VIII gene on one chromosome doesn't work, the gene on the other chromosome can do the job of making enough factor VIII. Males, however, have only one X chromosome, so if the factor VIII gene on that chromosome is defective, they will have hemophilia A. Thus, most people with hemophilia A are male.

If a woman has a defective factor VIII gene, she is considered a carrier. This means the defective gene can be passed down to her children. In a woman who carries the defective gene, any of her male children will have a 50% chance of having hemophilia A, while any of her female children will have a 50% chance of being a carrier. All female children of men with hemophilia carry the defective gene. Genetic testing is available for concerned parents.

Risk factors for hemophilia A include:

Family history of bleeding

Being male

Rarely, adults can develop a bleeding disorder similar to hemophilia A. This may happen after giving birth (postpartum), in people with certain autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, in people with certain types of cancer (most commonly lymphomas and leukemias), and also for unknown reasons (called "idiopathic"). Although these situations are rare, they can be associated with serious, even life-threatening bleeding.

10 tips for a healthier heart

Are you concerned about your heart health?

Here are some tips to help you look after your heart.

1. Quit smoking now. Twelve months after quitting, your increased risk of dying from heart disease will be half that of a continuing smoker.

2. Improve your diet. Include wholegrain cereals, legumes, fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts in your diet and lower your risk of heart disease.

3. Exercise regularly. Walk briskly for 30 minutes a day and reduce your risk of heart attack by one third.

4. Maintain your friendships. People with supportive friendship networks are at less risk of heart disease.

5. Eat more fish. Oily fish like tuna, sardines or salmon are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and will boost your good cholesterol.

6. Switch your chocolate choice. Switch from milk chocolate to dark chocolate. When eaten in moderation, dark chocolate is good for your heart.

7. Limit your alcohol. It is recommended you Don't drink alcohol this is better for your heart.

8. Avoid salty and high sodium foods. Don’t add salt when preparing or eating your meals.

9. Have a diabetes test. Uncontrolled diabetes can damage your artery walls and contribute to heart disease.

10. Make fitness fun. Choose activities that combine exercise and socializing like Pilates, water aerobics, dancing, cycling or yoga



A couple lost their 25 year old son in a fire at home on June 4th. The son who had graduated with MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison two weeks earlier had come home for a while. He had lunch with his dad at home and decided to go back to clean up his hostel room. His father told him to wait, to meet his mother, before he went back for a few days. He decided to take a nap while waiting for his mom to come back home from work. Some time later their neighbors called 911 when they saw black smoke coming out of the house.

Scoliosis or Spinal curvature.

Scoliosis or Spinal curvature...!!

Scoliosis is an abnormal curving of the spine. Your spine is your backbone. It runs straight down your back. Everyone’s spine naturally curves a tiny bit. But people with scoliosis have a spine that curves too much. The spine might look like the letter “C” or “S.”

Most of the time, the cause of scoliosis is unknown. This is called idiopathic scoliosis. It is the most common type. It is grouped by age.

In children age 3 and younger, it is called infantile scoliosis.
In kids age 4 - 10, it is called juvenile scoliosis.
In older kids age 11 - 18, it is called adolescent scoliosis.
Scoliosis most often affects girls. Some people are just more likely to have curving of the spine. Curving generally gets worse during a growth spurt.

Other types of scoliosis are:

Congenital scoliosis: This type of scoliosis is present at birth. It occurs when the baby’s ribs or spine bones do not form properly.
Neuromuscular scoliosis: This type is caused by a nervous system problem that affects your muscles, such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, and polio.

Usually there are no symptoms. But symptoms can include:

Backache or low-back pain
Tired feeling in the spine after sitting or standing for a long time
Uneven hips or shoulders (one shoulder may be higher than the other)
Spine curves more to one side
Kyphoscoliosis is another type of abnormal curving of the spine

Treatment depends on many things:

The cause of scoliosis
Where the curve is in your spine
How big the curve is
If your body is still growing
Most people with idiopathic scoliosis do not need treatment. However, you should be checked by a doctor about every 6 months.

If you are still growing, your doctor might recommend a back brace. A back brace prevents further curving. There are many different types of braces. What kind you get depends on the size and location of your curve. Your health care provider will pick the best one for you and show you how to use it. Back braces can be adjusted as you grow.

Back braces work best in people over age 10. Braces do not work for those with congenital or neuromuscular scoliosis.

Sometimes, surgery is needed.

Scoliosis treatment may also include:

Emotional support. Some kids, especially teens, may be self-conscious when using a back brace
Physical therapy and other specialists to help explain the treatments and make sure the brace fits correctly.

Outlook (Prognosis):
How well you do depends on the type, cause, and severity of the curve. The more severe the curving, the more likely it will get worse after you stop growing.

People with mild scoliosis do very well with braces. They usually do not have long-term problems. However, scoliosis can make you more likely to have back pain when you get older.

The outlook for those with neuromuscular or congenital scoliosis varies. Patients with neuromuscular scoliosis have another serious disorder (like cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy) so their goals are much different. Often the goal of surgery is simply to allow a child to be able to sit upright in a wheelchair.

Congenital scoliosis is difficult to treat and usually requires many surgeries.

Possible Complications:
Complications of scoliosis can include:

Breathing problems (in severe scoliosis)
Low back pain
Lower self-esteem
Persistent pain if there is wear and tear of the spine bones
Spinal infection after surgery
Spine or nerve damage from an uncorrected curve or spinal surgery

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Health Benefits of Pomegranate/ Pomegranate Juice: The Top Ten

Health Benefits of Pomegranate/ Pomegranate Juice: The Top Ten
1. Antioxidants – These help to wrangle the hoards of free radicals in your system. Free radicals have an uneven number of electrons and like to balance themselves out by stealing from other molecules and cells in your body. These cells are oftentimes very important ones dealing with your DNA, and when they are destroyed, disease steps
in. Pomegranate juice is an excellent source of antioxidants that work to help you stay disease-free.
2. Blood Thinner – Pomegranate juice helps your blood circulation, making it easier for blood to travel to your heart, brain, and the rest of your body.
3. Cancer Fighter – Pomegranate has been known to reduce and prohibit the growth of cancer cells and tumors in your body.
4. Digestion Aide – Pomegranate juice is a natural remedy for diarrhea, dysentery, and great number of other digestive problems.
5. Anemia Relief – With a high content of iron, pomegranate juice is a great home cure for anemia because it promotes higher levels of hemoglobin.
6. Anti-Inflammatory – Pomegranate juice has properties that help treat sufferers of arthritis. It can also help cure a cough or sore throat.
7. Neonatal Care – It has been proven that pomegranate juice ingested by pregnant women can help protect the neonatal brain.
8. Artery Protection – It helps keep plaque from building up in your arteries.
9. Cartilage Protection – It works to prevent the deterioration of cartilage in your body.
10. Cholesterol Reducer – Pomegranate juice is capable of lowering blood pressure by as much as 6% in daily drinkers.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012



☛ The Google Driverless Car is a project by Google that involves developing technology for driverless cars.

☛ The system combines information gathered from Google Street View with artificial intelligence software that combines input from video cameras inside the car, a LIDAR sensor on top of the vehicle, radar sensors on the front of the vehicle and a positi
on sensor attached to one of the rear wheels that helps locate the car's position on the map.

☛ The system drives at the speed limit it has stored on its maps and maintains its distance from other vehicles using its system of sensors. The system provides an override that allows a human driver to take control of the car by stepping on the brake or turning the wheel, similar to cruise control systems already in cars.

☛ It is said to have navigated 180,000 miles of California roads — though never without a team of two human back-seat drivers — without an incident.

☛ The project team has equipped a test fleet of at least eight vehicles, consisting of six Toyota Prius, an Audi TT, and a Lexus RX450h

☛ Nevada passed a law in June 2011 concerning the operation of driverless cars in Nevada, which went into effect on March 1, 2012.

☛ A Toyota Prius modified with Google's experimental driverless technology was license by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in May 2012. This was the first license issue in the United States for a self-driven car.

☛ License plates issued in Nevada for autonomous cars will have a red background and feature an infinity symbol (∞) on the left side, which according to the DMV Director "...using the infinity symbol was the best way to represent the 'car of the future'."

World's Highest Bungee Jumping Location - Royal Gorge Bridge

◆◆ World's Highest Bungee Jumping Location - Royal Gorge Bridge ◆◆

At 1053 ft above the River Arkansas is the world's highest Suspension Bridge. The only vehicles permitted over are those belonging to the company who operate the bridge. The bridge is longer than it is high at around 1233ft and 18ft wide and the surface is constructed with wooden planks so the fact that you can see through the gaps and that it sways in the wind just adds to the aprehension of the jump! Very few people have ever done this jump and most of those belong to the AJ Hackett Bungee Jump company.

Flame: World's most complex computer virus exposed

ø Flame: World's most complex computer virus exposed ø

A powerful new virus has been uncovered which has been sabotaging government systems for at least five years in the Middle East. The 'Flame' program is claimed to be at least 20 times more powerful than any previously known cyber warfare programs including the 'Stuxnet' virus and could only have been created by a state.

Flame was discovered by security company Kaspersky, which claims it has been mining Middle East government systems since at least 2010. Flame can gather data files, remotely change settings on computers, turn on computer microphones to record conversations, take screen shots and copy instant messaging chats.

Why Does Your Nose Run When You Cry?

ø Why Does Your Nose Run When You Cry? ø

Your nose runs when you’re crying because the tears from your tear glands not only drain out onto your face, but there is also a passage way in the inner corner of your eye that leads into your nose. Specifically, the tears drain into your nose via the nasolacrimal duct which drains into the inferior nasal meatus. Once in your nose, the tears mix with mucus to form very liquidy snot.

This is actually happening all the time, but when you cry, there is simply a lot more moisture from your eyes going into your nose than normal, making the mucus in your nose even more liquidy than it would otherwise be.

☼☼ Sun is more White than Yellow ☼☼

☼☼ Sun is more White than Yellow ☼☼

What color is the Sun when looked at from Earth and from outer space? Everybody knows that the Sun is a very hot star. It gives out light and electromagnetic waves. These waves have colours ranging from violet to red. The colour yellow is what most people associate the Sun with.

One should first know the spectral of the Sun’s light. If the red, blue and yello
w in the spectrum of the Sun are of the same amount then the colour that it should bring forth is white. The Sun is so strong, bright and hot that it emits these wavelengths. Thus it gives the appearance of being white. But it also has very strong lines of yellow that is why it looks yellowish.

What color is the Sun from space? It is whiter in colour with a slight tint of yellow. Compared to the Sun being observed from Earth, it would look more whitish and bright. That is because there is no atmosphere to disseminate the blue and the background from space is black. There is no contrast to make it look more yellow.

What color is the Sun from Earth? If one is looking at the Sun from Earth then the Sun would look more yellow than when viewed from space. The atmosphere of our planet actually has something to do with this. The blue light actually scatters once it reaches the atmosphere thus, making the colour yellow more prominent. The sky, which is blue, has this contrasting effect on the Sun’s yellow colour and enhances it more.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Reflexology is an ancient healing art based on the principles of reflexes in the hands and feet that correspond to every part, organ and gland in the body.

- Relieve Stress and Tension
- Help Relieve Pain
- Improve Flexibility in Feet and Hands
- Restore Vitality
- Stimulate or Calm All Systems of the Body
- Help with Foot and Hand Problems
- Eliminate Toxins from Lifestyle Changes
- Create Body/Mind/Heart Connection
- Make You Feel Like You had a Massage without Cream and Oils applied to the Skin

For aerobic lovers

Regular aerobic exercise can help you live longer and healthier. After all, aerobic exercise reduces health risks, keeps excess pounds at bay, strengthens your heart and boosts your mood. Healthy adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity — or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity — a week. That doesn't have to be all at one time, though. Aerobic exercise can even be done in 10-minute increments. So what are you waiting for?

For many people, walking is a great choice for aerobic exercise. In fact, walking is one of the most natural forms of exercise. It's safe, it's simple — and all it takes to get started is a good pair of walking shoes and a commitment to include aerobic exercise in your daily routine.

Of course, there's more to aerobic exercise than walking. Other popular choices include swimming, bicycling and jogging. Activities such as dancing and jumping rope count, too. Get creative.

some knowledge about strength training

Strength training can help you tone your muscles and improve your appearance. With a regular strength training program, you can reduce your body fat, increase your lean muscle mass and burn calories more efficiently. Better yet, strength training doesn't have to take as long as you might think. For most people, one set of strength exercises for major muscle groups performed two to three times a week is sufficient.

Strength training can be done at home or in the gym. Free weights and weight machines are popular strength training tools, but they're not the only options. You can do strength training with inexpensive resistance tubing or even your own body weight. With proper technique, you may enjoy noticeable improvements in your strength and stamina in just a few weeks.

Top 3 health benefits of hugging

Hugging is an extremely positive form of communication. It expresses the values of love, approval, gratitude and forgiveness. Hugging is a great form of emotional satisfaction, but it also has some surprising health benefits. In this article we will share with you the health benefits of hugging – the ones you probably haven´t thou
ght about.

1. Hugging reduces the risk of heart diseases
High blood pressure is one of the main risk factors for heart disease. Studies have also shown that hugging lowers blood pressure and with it reduces the risk of heart diseases. For people with weak hearts or high blood pressure, this one is probably the most important one from all the health benefits of hugging.

2. Hugging relieves stress and makes you feel calmer
Several studies have shown that hugging makes you happier (what a surprise!). Hugs increase the level of hormone called oxytocin. This hormone is a trigger for bonding and caring responses. This hormone makes you feel calmerand less anxious.

3. Hugging is good for your relationship
When you think about it – it´s pretty obvious. But do you know, how hugging is good for your relationship? Hugging releases the hormones serotonin and dopamine. Those hormones make you feel good and lift your mood. As a result you feel more closer to the person who makes you feel good. Good relationship has also a positive effect on your overall health.

Those were the top 3 health benefits of hugging. But there are also other health benefits of hugging that should inspire you to hug more – longevity, stronger immune system and higher self-esteem. Some studies have even shown that hugging reduces some symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

Inspire other people to hug more and share this article about the health benefits of hugging.

How to Improve Your Posture

How to Improve Your Posture

Good posture is an easy, and very important way to maintain a healthy mind and body. When you practice correct posture, your body is in alignment with itself. This can alleviate common problems such as pack pain, headaches, and fatigue. Being in good general health and standing (or sitting) tall will also boost your bearing and self confidence. We'll show you several ways you can develop and maintain good posture

Consumption of Grape

Consumption of Grapes can help an individual in dealing with the following

*.Heart diseases
*.Kidney disorders
*.Breast cancer.
*.Alzheimer ’s disease
*Maculardegener ation
*.Prevents cataract
*.Blood cholesterol
*.Antibacterial activity
*.Anticancer properties

9 health benefits of eggs:

1. Improve Concentration
Good nutrition affects a child’s ability to learn. Research has shown that eating a balanced breakfast that include eggs can improve children:
• Concentration level
• Math and reading skills
• Attendance
• Behaviour
• Test scores

2. Maintain Healthy Weight
Eggs are the best source of complete protein which contain all essential amino acids for human body. They helps control the rate at which the body absorbs calories. When managing your weight, choose foods that provide the maximum amount of nutrition for the least amount of calories. Eggs are a great nutritional value for those trying to lose weight and maintain healthy weight.

3. Brain Development
Choline, a substance found in egg yolk, stimulating brain development and function. Since it necessary for brain development, but is not produced by our bodies in sufficient amount, a continuous new supply must be provided by our diet. Two large eggs provide the adult with the recommended daily intake of choline.

4. Improve Eyesight
Lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidants found in egg yolk and are believed to help improve eyesight and reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (leading cause of blindness in people over age 65 years) as well as the risk of cataracts.

5. Prevent Blood Clots
Eating eggs may help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by prevent blood clots. An important antioxidant called selenium found in eggs inhibit clot formation in a dose-dependent.

6. Healthy Pregnancy
Choline is an essential nutrient that contributes to fetal brain development and helps prevent birth defects. Two eggs provide about 250 milligrams of choline, or approximately half of the recommended daily intake for pregnant and lactating women.

7. Strengthen Bones
Egg is an important source of vitamin D, which is important in bone strengthening and improving immunity.

8. Maintain Healthy Hair and skin
Eggs contain protein and sulfur which together help in the promotion of healthy hair and skin.

9. Prevent Breast Cancer
A study found that women who consumed at least 6 eggs per week have 44% less risk of developing breast cancer.



You have flatfeet when the arch on the inside of your feet is flattened, allowing the entire sole of your foot to touch the floor when you stand up.

A common and usually painless condition, flatfeet may occur when the arches don't develop during childhood. In other cases, flatfeet may develop after an injury or from the simple wear-and-tear stresses of age.

Flatfeet can sometimes contribute to problems in your ankles and knees because the condition can alter optimal alignment of your legs. If you aren't experiencing any pain, no treatment is usually necessary for flatfeet.