managing your success

One of the most critical decisions any CEO makes is who to include on the executive team. Most executives are willing to spend weeks developing a new product strategy that will add significantly to the company’s success, but then they spend only about 15 hours hiring the person who will implement the strategy.

Clearly, the higher in the organization new hires reside, the greater their potential impact. Ironically, these hires often receive less thoughtful attention than hires at lower level in the organization.

How does this happen? Primarily because the hiring manager often is the CEO, who has an overwhelmingly busy schedule. CEOs are often ill-prepared for interviews, having put little serious thought into what specific questions to ask the candidates and what specific skills they want to acquire.

Here are some important tips to keep in mind:

- Preparation is critical. Most executives are going from their gut reaction, rather than from empirical information gathered from the interview. This approach -"I´ll know a good person when I see them"- doesn´t take into account that some people are good interviewees and some aren´t. There is a real difference between someone you may enjoy in a brief meeting and someone who has the skills and experience you really need.

The hiring manager should think through and write down three lists of criteria: what critical skills are absolutely required; what are the desired secondary skills; and what is your "dream" list. Refer to the list during the interview.

- Personally conduct several reference checks for each candidate. Don´t rely entirely on the search firm.

- Demand well-balanced assessments of the strengths and weaknesses from your recruiter prior to meeting the candidate.

- Most senior level hires should involve three meetings. Use the first to set the hook. Many CEOs drag the candidates through days of half-hour meetings with groups of subordinates. This is a mistake, and it tests nothing but the candidate´s stamina. The first meeting should include a maxium of three people -the majority of time spent with the hiring manager, and some time with one peer and the hiring manager´s boss. Limit the second meeting to those few people who have the most to gain by hiring the new person- senior-level hirings have been derailed because of veiled jealousy.

- In the first meeting, let the candidate talk. It sounds so obvious, but many CEOs dominate the interview. Ask open-ended questions, and make certain that al least half the time allotted is given to the candidate.

- Be certain that the other people who will meet the candidate understand the criteria for hiring. The focus should not be whether they like the candidate. What matters is the successful track record and skills that would give your company the highest probability of success. And there will be plenty of time to get to like the candidate later.

- A surprising number of CEOs don´t bother to follow the basic rules of politeness. Be on time for interviews, be prepared, study the candidate´s background ahead of time and not during the interview, don´t accept phone calls during the meeting and don´t allow yourself to be distracted from the candidate.

Clients tend to forget that a majority of the people interviewed for top jobs will be in a position at some point to impact your company, through mergers, acquisitions, collaborations, licensing or just passing on information about your firm to colleagues.

Remember, what goes around, comes around.

- Plan to spend at least one and a half hours minimum of focused time. Don’t conduct an interview during a meal -it’s too distracting. I’ve had CEOs tell me, "Give me twenty minutes and I’ll tell you if they are right for the job". I could pose successfully as a brain surgeon for twenty minutes. Take the time to do it right.

- Don’t discuss compensation during the first meeting. Ninety percent of the decision should be based on whether there is a good fit between the candidate and the company. If you’ve found the right person, you can make the offer work.

- Demand immediate feedback via the recruiter following interviews from the candidate on his or her feelings about the company, the position, the chemistry of the various interviews so that future meetings can be more substantive.

Even more important, make sure that your company provides immediate feedback to the candidate. Fire off a short note after each interview, thanking the candidate for considering your company.

- Spousal issues can make or break a key hire. Candidates are likely to have working spouses. Address this issue early in the process.

Be realistic in your commitments to the candidates spouse -offer assistance, make introductions, commit resources, make honest efforts, build a marketing plan and don’t rely on your recruiter (they can help but can’t "create" a position). Invite the spouse to a social event, usually a casual dinner with three or four couples, prior to the final offer meeting. Most of the CEOs of our industry have contacts within their community and in the business world and can help integrate the spouse into the area quickly.

- Ethics are critical for all participants in the hiring process. There has to be trust between the involved parties. The CEO must fairly describe the opportunity by openly and honestly discussing the company, its financing, its opportunities and the potential downside. You are asking people to change their lives and devote themselves to a new opportunity -it impacts their entire life. You can´t earn that devotion without full disclosure. Also valid candidates will find out this information at some point anyway- and if they find out you’ve withheld important information, the relationship is poisoned.

Candidates must project their own credentials in a fair and honest way, treat the information they receive confidentially and with integrity. The recruiter has an obligation to present strong candidates with solid critiques of their strengths and weaknesses, provide immediate feedback from the candidate to the client, and conduct truthful objective reporting on the candidate and solid reference checking before, during, and after the search.

The key differentiating factor for your company is not the science or the money, it is the people. The fundamental variable in your success is the quality of the key people, who drive the company.

cosmetic laser hair transplant

Dr. Bishan Mahadevia, one of the most experienced doctor in the field of cosmetic surgery, has extended his services hair transplant to Cosmetic Laser Hair Transplant today.

Are you losing your original hair? Do people call you bald? Do not panic, here is a solution to your hair loss problem.

Dr. Mahadevia’s Cosmetic Laser & Hair Transplant Clinic; in the city of Ahmedabad at India has been offering Latest Follicular Hair Transplant treatment. He has got the latest equipments like Long and Short pulse Nd - YAG Laser and Intense Pulsed Light with the help of this latest technology, Dr. Mahadevia can also treat vast range of cosmetic surgery like permanent Hair reduction of unwanted hairs from any part of body, Facial rejuvenation by Photo facial, redness, dark and brown spot rectification, pimple or acne laser treatment, port wine stains, freckles, lentigines, melasma, pigmentation and fine wrinkle reduction etc.

Moreover, he is also offering his quality services for cosmetic surgery operations like liposuction, breast, ear or nose shaping and skin surgeries; all at affordable prices.

A qualified plastic surgeon with a specialized fellowship in Hair Transplantation from Kyungpook University, S. Korea, Dr. Bishan Mahadevia, has 13 years of experience in the practice of Plastic Surgery. His expertise is in Hair Restoration by “Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation”. He is serving many of the hospitals in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. He is famous for operations in Hair Restoration surgery, Follicular Hair Transplantation, Baldness Treatment by strip method, FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and also the latest BHT (Body Hair Transplantation). He is also a trained expert in Artificial Implant (Biofibre) for the Hair Loss.

Dr. Bishan Mahadevia
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Near Pritamnagar Akhada,
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50 amazing facts of 21st century

50 amazing facts of 21st century.......

1. Look at your zipper. See the initials YKK? It stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the world's largest zipper manufacturer.

2. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

3. A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.

4. 40 percent of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

5. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

6. On the average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.

7. Chocolate kills dogs! True, chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system. A few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog.

8. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

9. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as a medicine.

10. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

11. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

12. There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

13. Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.

14. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.

15. The original name for the butterfly was "flutterby"!

16. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.

17. Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

18. Dentists recommend that a toothbrush be kept at least six feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

19. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

20. The first owner of the Marlboro company died of lung cancer.

21. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

22. Marilyn Monroe had six toes on one foot.

23. Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.

24. The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

25. "Stewardesses" is the longest word that can be typed with only the left hand.

26. To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, prick your fingers into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly.

27. A mathematical wonder: 111,111,111 multiplied by 111,111,111 gives the result 12, 345, 678, 987, 654, 321.

28. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

29. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

30. The "pound" (#) key on your keyboard is called an octothorp.

31. The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.

32. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

33. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

34. "Dreamt" is the only word in the English language that ends in "mt".

35. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

36. In Chinese, the KFC slogan "finger lickin' good" comes out as "eat your fingers off".

37. A cockroach can live for 10 days without a head.

39. We shed 40 pounds of skin a lifetime.

40. Yo-Yos were once used as weapons in the Philippines.

41. Coca-Cola can be used as car oil.

42. Mexico City sinks abut 10 inches a year.

43. Brains are more active sleeping than watching TV.

44. Blue is the favorite color of 80 percent of Americans.

45. When a person shakes their head from side to side, he is saying "yes" in Sri Lanka.

46. There are mo re chickens than people in the world.

47. It's against the law in Iceland to have a dog.

48. The thumbnail grows the slowest, and the middle nail grows the fastest.

49. The only word in the English Language with all vowels in reverse order is "subcontinental".

50. There are more telephones than people in Washington, D.C.

a stupid language

A stupid language but its thoughtful

There is no egg in the eggplant No ham in the hamburger And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple. English muffins were not invented in England French fries were not invented in France.

We sometimes take English for granted But if we examine its paradoxes we find that Quicksand takes you down slowly Boxing rings are square And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

If writers write, how come fingers don't fing. If the plural of tooth is teeth Shouldn't the plural of phone booth be phone beeth If the teacher taught, Why didn't the preacher praught.

If a vegetarian eats vegetables What the heck does a humanitarian eat!? Why do people recite at a play Yet play at a recital? Park on driveways and Drive on parkways How can the weather be as hot as hell on one day And as cold as hell on another.

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy Of a language where a house can burn up as It burns down And in which you fill in a form By filling it out And a bell is only heard once it goes!

English was invented by people, not computers And it reflects the creativity of the human race (Which of course isn't a race at all)

That is why When the stars are out they are visible But when the lights are out they are invisible And why it is that when I wind up my watch It starts But when I wind up this poem It ends.

ten amazing things you wish you could say at work

"Ten Amazing Things You Wish You Could Say At Work"

1. I can see your point, but I still think you're full of crap.

2. I have plenty of talent and vision. I just don't give a hoot.

3. How about "never?" Is "never" good for you?

4. It sounds like English, but I can't understand a word you're saying.

5. I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.

6. Ahhh, I see the mess-up fairy has visited us again.

7. You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers.

8. I'm already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

9. Are you coming on to me or having a seizure?

10. The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist.

unknown women facts and habbits

ladies please forgive me if anything rude.......and guys just keep this in mind...

~ Women brush their hair before bed.~ Women are paid less than men, except for one field: Modelling.

~ Women never have anything to wear. Don't question the racks ofclothes in the closet; you 'just don't understand'.

~ Women need to cry. And they won't do it alone unless they knowyou can hear them.~ Women will always ask questions that have no right answer, in aneffort to trap you into feeling guilty.

~ Women need to feel like there are people worse off than they are.That's why soap operas and Oprah Winfrey-type shows are so successful.~ Women always go to public restrooms in groups. It gives them achance to gossip.

~ Women do not know anything about cars. 'Oil-stick, oil doesn'tstick?'~ Women love to talk. Silence intimidates them and they feel a needto fill it, even if they have nothing to say.

~ Women hate bugs. Even the strong-willed ones need a man aroundwhen there's a spider or a wasp involved.

~ Women can't keep secrets. They eat away at them from the inside.And they don't view it as being untrustworthy, providing they only tell two or three people.

~ Women love to shop. It is the one area of the world where theyfeel like they're actually in control.

~ Women especially love a bargain. The question of 'need' isirrelevant; so don't bother pointing it out. Anything on sale is fairgame.

~ Women never understand why men love toys. Men understand that theywouldn't need toys if women had an 'on/off' switch.

~ Women love cats. Men say they love cats, but when women aren'tlooking, men kick cats.

~ Women have better restrooms. They get the nice chairs and redcarpet. Men just get a large bowl to share.

~ The average number of items in a typical woman's bathroom is 437.A man would not be able to identify most of these items.

~ Women don't understand the appeal of sports. Men seekentertainment that allows them to escape reality. Women seek entertainment that reminds them of how horrible things could be.

~ Women can't refuse to answer a ringing phone, no matter whatshe's doing. It might be the lottery calling.

~ If a man goes on a seven-day trip, he'll pack five days worth of clothes and will wear some things twice; if a woman goes on a sevenday trip she'll pack 21 outfits because she doesn't know what she'llfeel like wearing each day.

~ Women keep three different shampoos and two differentconditioners in the shower. After a woman showers, the bathroom willsmell like a tropical rain forest.

~ Women are never wrong. Apologizing is the man'sresponsibility, 'It's there in the Bible'. Hmmm, who was it that gave Adam the apple?

21st century amazing definition

Have a reading to these 21st century definitions…

21st century...

Our communication – Wireless

Our dress – Topless

Our telephone - Cordless

Our cooking - Fireless

Our youth - Jobless

Our food - Fatless

Our labour - Effortless

Our conduct - Worthless

Our relation - Loveless

Our attitude - Careless

Our feelings - Heartless

Our politics - Shameless

Our Future - Hopeless

Our education - Valueless

Our follies - Countless

Our arguments - Baseless

Our boss - Brainless

Our Job - Thankless

Our Salary - Very less

amazing iq distinction

Amazing IQ Distinction

Your IQ 150 and above
If your IQ is "150" and above
Your talk about Global Warming factors, Quantum Physics Spirituality, Biomimicry, Environmental interconnectedness, String Theory, Nanotechnology, RFID, Rocket technology, Universe and Astronomy.

Your IQ between 100 and 150
You think and discuss
Football, Baseball, CricketNASCAR race, Supermodels,
Favorite fast foods, Eating and Drinking
Actor and Actresses, Guns and Girls

Your IQ between 50 and 100
You must have voted for President

amazing facts india - interesting facts about India

amazing facts india - interesting facts about India

The official Sanskrit name for India is Bharat.

INDIA has been called Bharat even in Satya yuga ( Golden Age )


The name `India' is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.

The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name `Hindustan' combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.

The number system was invented by India. Aryabhatta was the scientist who invented the digit zero.

Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all higher languages. This is because it is the most precise, and therefore suitable language for computer software. ( areport in Forbes magazine, July 1987 ).

Chess was invented in India.

Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies which originated in India.

The' place value system' and the 'decimal system' were developed in 100 BC in India.

The first six Mogul Emperor's of India ruled in an unbroken succession from father to son for two hundred years, from 1526 to 1707.

The World's First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara temple at Tanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The shikhara is made from a single ' 80-tonne ' piece of granite. Also, this magnificient temple was built in just five years, (between 1004 AD and 1009 AD) during the reign of Rajaraja Chola

India is.......the Largest democracy in the world, the 6th largest country in the world AND one of the most ancient and living civilizations (at least 10, 000 years old).

The game of snakes & ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called 'Mokshapat.' The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. Later through time, the game underwent several modifications but the meaning is the same i.e good deeds take us to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.

The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh.Built in 1893 after levelling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.

India has the most post offices in the world !

The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system, employing over a million people !.

The World's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The father of medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.

Although modern images & descriptions of India often show poverty, India was one of the richest countries till the time of British in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus was attracted by India's wealth and was looking for route to India when he discovered America by mistake.

The art of Navigation & Navigating was born in the river Sindh 6000 over years ago. The very word 'Navigation' is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word 'Nou'.

Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. His calculations was - Time takenby earth to orbit the sun: ( 5th century ) 365.258756484 days.

The value of "pi" was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century, which was long before the European mathematicians.

Algebra, trigonometry and calculus also orignated from India. Quadratic equations were used 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 ( i.e 10 to the power of 53 ) with specific names as early as 5000 B.C. during theVedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera: 10*12( 10 to the power of 12 ).

Until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world. ( Source . Gemological Institute of America )

The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.

Sushruta is regarded as the father of surgery. Over 2600 years ago Sushrata & his team conducted complicated surgeries like cataract, artificial limbs, cesareans, fractures, urinary stones and also plastic surgery and brain surgeries.

Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India medicine. Detailed knowledge of anatomy, embryology, digestion, metabolism, physiology, etiology, geneticsand immunity is also found in many ancient Indian texts.


India also celebrates the birthday of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, former President and Vice-President and great statesman, as "Teachers' Day".

Born on September 5, 1888, at Tiruttani, 40 miles to the north-east of Madras, Radhakrishnan grew to become the most famous Indian teacher and philosopher of all times. In his honour, this day is celebrated as Teacher's Day.

He was also the Vice-President of India from 1952-1962. He held the office of the Chancellor, University of Delhi, before taking over as the President of Indiain May 1962.

"What makes a nation, is the past, what justifies one nation against others is the past", says the noted historian Eric Hobsbawm.

Hence, when talking of a nation, it becomes very imperative that the past should also be talked about. And the past of India is as fascinating and interestingas it is momentous.

microsoft =rand() - bug, fun or amazing

Like jokes, urban legends, and virus hoaxes, tips about Word’s little-used or undocumented features periodically makes their way around the Internet, occasioning a wave of postings in Word newsgroups. One of these is =rand(), which is sometimes represented as an Easter egg, sometimes feared as a possible virus. It is neither. It is a Word function (undocumented in the online Help but documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base) that can be useful in certain circumstances.
The rand function

The Microsoft Knowledge Base article How to Insert Sample Text into a Document in Word [212251] explains the use and syntax of the function:

Microsoft Word allows you to quickly insert sample text into a document. To do this, type =rand() in the document where you want the text to appear, and then press ENTER.

The inserted text is that hardy perennial: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog,” which contains every letter in the English alphabet.

By default, the sample text contains three paragraphs, each containing five sentences. You can control how many paragraphs and sentences appear by adding numbers inside the parentheses, for instance:


The first number is the number of paragraphs, and the second the number of sentences per paragraph. If you omit the second number, you get five sentences in each paragraph. So, for example:


inserts three, four-sentence paragraphs, while:


inserts ten, five-sentence paragraphs

The maximum number for either parameter is 200 and may be lower depending on the number of paragraphs and sentences specified. For instance, if you specify 200 paragraphs, then the maximum number of sentences per paragraph you can specify is 99:

=rand(200, 99)

If you specify 200 sentences per paragraph, then the maximum number of paragraphs you can specify is 99.

Admittedly, this function serves a useful purpose for filling a page when you’re designing a template and want to see how it will look with text in it. It’s also easy to see how users can be alarmed and fear this is a virus when someone suggests they try “=rand(200,99),” which quickly blows up into a giant document! (Incidentally, part of the instructions in some versions is to “Make sure there is a space between = and rand and a space between rand and (200,99).” This actually makes no difference: the function works equally well with and without spaces.)

A better method of creating dummy text

Although the rand function is quick and easy, the text it produces is not very natural. All the paragraphs are the same length, and, because every sentence is the same, the lines will tend to break in the same places. The result is that some possible formatting problems may be masked. Another, more useful, possibility, therefore, is to use “Greek“ or “lorem ipsum” text.

Because this kind of dummy text is very commonly used by designers (because it gives a natural look without distracting content), you’ve probably seen examples of it. Microsoft even used it in the Microsoft TrueType Font Assistant (version 1.1) in Windows 3.x. According to the Microsoft Knowledge Base article: What ‘lorem ipsum dolor sit amet’ Means (Q114222):

The phrase “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet” appears in Microsoft TrueType Font Assistant for each example of the fonts available. This phrase has the appearance of an intelligent Latin idiom. Actually, it’s nonsense .... It's used because the letters involved and the letter spacing in those combinations reveal at their best the weight, design, and other important features of the typeface.

“Although the phrase is nonsense,” the article continues, “it does have a long history.” If you’re curious about that history, follow the link above.

The Lorem ipsum text is also discussed at The Free Online Dictionary of Computing, which adds that: “The point of using this text, or some other text of incidental intelligibility, is that it has a more-or-less normal (for English and Latin, at least) distribution of ascenders, descenders, and word lengths, as opposed to just using ‘abc 123 abc 123’, ‘Content here content here’, or the like.”

If you want to use the text, here’s how:

1.A sample of “lorem ipsum” text is provided below. Copy it and paste it into a Word document.

2.You may want to duplicate the text (to expand it) and edit it to create longer and shorter paragraphs, add some dummy headings, or the like. (The chunk I have saved is about a page long, which is a useful size; you can always truncate it as needed.) Needless to say, you can break the text anywhere – not just between sentences.

3.To keep Word’s spelling checker from going crazy when you use this text, do it (and yourself) a favor by selecting the text and choosing “(no proofing)” as the language under Tools Language Set Language.

4.To save the text as an AutoText entry, select it, press Alt+F3, and type in a name for your AutoText entry. (After some experimentation, I settled on “lorem”; now whenever I type “lore” and press Enter, the text is inserted.)

Here’s the text:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.

Duis autem vel eum iriure dolor in hendrerit in vulputate velit esse molestie consequat, vel illum dolore eu feugiat nulla facilisis at vero eros et accumsan et iusto odio dignissim qui blandit praesent luptatum zzril delenit augue duis dolore te feugait nulla facilisi. Nam liber tempor cum soluta nobis eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet doming id quod mazim placerat facer possim assum.

One caveat about the above sample: it does not contain every letter in the English alphabet. If it is important for testing purposes that you include every letter, then you are better off with quick brown foxes.

Rumer : At Microsoft the whole team couldn't answer why this happened and they add a prize of $1,00,000 to the person who could answer this...

crazy confusion - amazing story

A psychiatrist visited a California mental institution and asked a patient, "How did you get here? What was the nature of your illness?" He got the following reply.

"Well, it all started when I got married and I guess I should never have done it. I married a widow with a grown daughter who then became my stepdaughter.

My dad came to visit us, fell in love with my lovely stepdaughter, then married her. And so my stepdaughter was now my stepmother. Soon, my wife had a son who was, of course, my daddy's brother-in-law since he is the half-brother of my stepdaughter, who is now, of course, my daddy's wife.

So, as I told you, when my stepdaughter married my daddy, she was at once my stepmother! Now, since my new son is brother to my stepmother, he also became my uncle. As you know, my wife is my step-grandmother since she is my stepmother's mother. Don't forget that my stepmother is my stepdaughter. Remember, too, that I am my wife's grandson.

But hold on just a few minutes more. You see, since I'm married to my step-grandmother, I am not only the wife's grandson and her hubby, but I am also my own grandfather. Now can you understand how I got put in this place?"

After staring blankly with a dizzy look on his face, the psychiatrist replied: "Move over!"

jackie chan buy lucky license plate at hong kong auction

Hong Kong Superstar and Kung Fu King Jackie Chan paid 1.5 million dollars (192,000 U.S.) for a lucky car license plate, marking the highest price reached at auction this year.

Chan walked away with plate number "123" at the auction last week following frenzied bidding. He said he had his eyes on the special number plate because of the birthdays of his wife and son, a press report said Monday.

Chan's wife Lin Feng-Jiao was born on January 23, while his son Jaycee Chan was born on December 3.

"When I saw the license plate... I really liked it, so I wanted to win it at the auction," said the action star of Hollywood comedy "Rush Hour", adding he will give the plate to either his wife or son

amazing mathematical love latter

My Dear

Yesterday, I was passing by your rectangular house in trigonometriclane. There I saw you with your cute circular face, conical nose andspherical eyes, standing in your triangular garden.

Before seeing you, my heart was a null set, but when a vector ofmagnitude (likeness) from your eyes at a deviation of theta radiansmade a tangent to my heart, it differentiated.

My love for you is a quadratic equation with real roots, which onlyyou can solve by making good binary relation with me. The cosine of mylove for you extends to infinity. I promise that I should not resolveyou into partial functions but if I do so, you can integrate me byapplying the limits from zero to infinity.

You are as essential to me as an element to a set. The geometry of mylife revolves around your acute personality. My love, if you do n otmeet me at parabola restaurant on date 10 at sunset, when the sun ismaking an angle of 160 degrees, my heart would be like an unsolvedpolynomial of degree 10. With love from your higher order derivativesof maxima and minima, of an unknown function.

Yours ever loving,
De-Morgan's Law,
7th Cross. Binomial Avenue,
India of Matrices - (a+b) ^2

30 million dollar diamond bikini


The 2006 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue to feature custom made 30 million dollar diamond bikini

History has been made! The most expensive piece of diamond apparel ever made is making its debut in the 2006 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. The 30 million dollar Diamond Bikini, designed by Susan Rosen whose designs have been worn by Madonna, Lebron James and Gwen Stefani worked with Steinmetz Diamonds to create the ultimate bikini, a special commission in collaboration with the editors of Swimsuit.

The bikini is made up of over 150 carats of D Flawless diamonds, some of the rarest in the world including a 51ct D Flawless Pear Shape, a 30ct D Flawless Emerald Cut, a pair of 15ct D Flawless Rounds and a pair of 8ct D Flawless Pear Shapes. All of the diamonds are free of inclusions, or nature’s birthmarks, making the sparkle and brilliance unsurpassable. That, coupled with perfect D colored stones, which are set in platinum, makes the bikini truly extraordinary.

Diamonds represent many things in our culture; however, the diamond bikini is the ultimate in fine body jewelry reflecting women’s true mystical and eternal beauty.

About Susan Rosen
Susan Rosen has been designing brilliant individual pieces of jewelry that are often termed "dazzling works of art" for her devoted customers for close to ten years. Her exquisitely produced breathtaking pieces embellished with diamonds are timeless, unique and imaginative.
With a fast growing celebrity clientele including Madonna, Elizabeth Taylor, Sharon Stone, Britney Spears, and Liz Hurley one of jewelry's most exciting young designers is no longer a well kept secret. Rosen's diamond designs were recently seen on the Today Show and worn by Gwen Stefani and Dixie Chick Natalie Maines at this year's Grammy Awards.

Rosen's exquisite diamond peace symbol earrings will be seen in Madonna's much anticipated new video AMERICAN LIFE and her platinum PEACE bracelet is expected to be seen on the Oscar red carpet by "at least" one major star.

"Whatever a person's political view, it's always a good time to wear a peace symbol," commented Rosen whose various "peace" and peace symbol designs are flying out of stock in record numbers.

The Susan Rosen collection also includes her signature hearts and crowns in l8-karat white & yellow gold as well as platinum pieces bejeweled with diamonds, Burmese rubies, turquoise and sapphire.

Owner and designer Susan Rosen received a Master of Fine Arts degree with honors from The Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of FIne Arts degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She also studied design extensively with craftsmen in Europe for several years. A resident of Manhattan with a design studio New Hope, Pennsylvania, Susan's passion for adornment is reflective in each of her very special creations.

amazing 3d optical illusions

Check this out. amazing 3d optical illusions

actually. The pictures attached are used to test the level of stress a person can handle. One teacher said, "I felt like they were all moving...but slowly. Kind of like, they were breathing." The slower the pictures move, the better your ability of handling stress. Alleged criminals that were tested see them spinning around madly; however, senior citizens and kids see them standing still. FYI ... None of these images are animated - they are perfectly static!

amazing beauty tips

amazing beauty tips

1) Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.

2) Cut some beet root into small pieces and grind them. Squeeze juice from beet root and massage to your face for 5 minutes. Shower after 10 minutes with mild soap or gram flour.

3) Mix sandalwood powder with rose water and add 4 to 5 drops of milk in it and apply on to your face and body. Shower after 15 minutes with warm water.

4) Mix honey in water and drink daily in the morning to keep your skin shiny and smooth.

5) Warm honey and mix with lemon juice and apply on to face. Wash after it dry.

6) Mix Turmeric, sandal powder and olive oil and apply to body. Shower after 10 minutes.

7) Massage your skin with milk. Milk has moisturizer, it will keep your skin smooth.

8) Use humidifiers and keep room temperature moderate to keep your skin away from dryness.

9) Hot water blushes your skin and you don't feel fresh unless you have bath with little cold water. If you have shower for a longtime, dead skin will be automatically be removed. Do not rub with towel, be gentle on your skin.

10) Take food which contains more A and C vitamin.

11) Grate carrot and boil. Massage that mixture to body to get fair and smooth skin.

12) For natural bleaching: - mix milk and lemon juice. The milk will break as soon as you mix the lemon juice in it. Use that mixture to massage on your body. It works as natural bleaching.

13) Mix turmeric and cream on the top of milk, massage that mixture to body.

14) If you go into sun your skin will lost the fair ness. To get your skin color to normal take equal quantities of cucumber juice and tomato juice and apply on to skin. Shower after 10 minutes.

15) Massage mustard oil to your skin for 5 minutes and have shower with gram flour or mild soap.

16) Mix cream on the top of milk and all-purpose flour and apply that paste on to your skin avoid eyes, eyebrows and lips. Shower after 5 minutes. This will make skin smooth.

17) Mix curds (yogurt) with wheat flour and apply to your skin and take shower after 5 minutes. r ead more tips

18) Grind rose petals and mix with cream on the top of milk and apply to your body. Shower after 10 minutes.

19) Scaly skin is a result of fluorine deficiency. Fluorine is the anti-resistant element of the human body, the absence of which creates problems in the blood and spleen. Since cooking and heating foods destroys fluorine, it is better to eat uncooked raw fruits and vegetables. Other foods rich in fluorine are goat milk and cheese, rye flour, avocados, sea plants and cabbage, cream whey and cottage cheese.

20) Wrinkle skin is a result of Sodium deficiency and makes skin sticky. Cucumbers are ideal for combating and preventing sodium deficiency because they are not only high in sodium, but also help in keeping the body cool, a great summer's treat.

21) Skin rashes are the result of silicon deficiency. To avoid pus and rashes, eat plenty of sprouts, alfalfa, barley, tomatoes, spinach, strawberies and figs.

22) Skin eruptions are the result of Chlorophyll. And are found in wheat grass and other green leafy vegetables

Top 10 Hacking Incidents History of Hackers

Top 10 hacking incidents of all time — instances where some of themost seemingly secure computer networks were compromised

Early 1990s

Kevin Mitnick, often incorrectly called by many as god of hackers, broke into the computer systems of the world's top technology andtelecommunications companies Nokia, Fujitsu, Motorola, and SunMicrosystems. He was arrested by the FBI in 1995, but later releasedon parole in 2000. He never termed his activity hacking, instead he called it social engineering.

November 2002

Englishman Gary McKinnon was arrested in November 2002 following anaccusation that he hacked into more than 90 US military computersystems in the UK. He is currently undergoing trial in a British court for a "fast-track extradition" to the US where he is a wanted man. Thenext hearing in the case is slated for today.


Russian computer geek Vladimir Levin effected what can easily becalled The Italian Job online - he was the first person to hack into abank to extract money. Early 1995, he hacked into Citibank and robbed$10 million. Interpol arrested him in the UK in 1995, after he hadtransferred money to his accounts in the US, Finland, Holland, Germany and Israel.


When a Los Angeles area radio station announced a contest that awardeda Porsche 944S2 for the 102nd caller, Kevin Poulsen took control ofthe entire city's telephone network, ensured he is the 102nd caller, and took away the Porsche beauty. He was arrested later that year andsentenced to three years in prison. He is currently a senior editor atWired News.


Kevin Poulsen again. A little-known incident when Poulsen, then just a student, hacked into Arpanet, the precursor to the Internet was hackedinto. Arpanet was a global network of computers, and Poulsen tookadvantage of a loophole in its architecture to gain temporary controlof the US-wide network.


US hacker Timothy Lloyd planted six lines of malicious software codein the computer network of Omega Engineering which was a primesupplier of components for NASA and the US Navy. The code allowed a "logic bomb" to explode that deleted software running omega's manufacturing operations. Omega lost $10 million due to the attack.


Twenty-three-year-old Cornell University graduate Robert Morris unleashed the first Internet worm on to the world. Morris released 99lines of code to the internet as an experiment, but realised that hisprogram infected machines as it went along. Computers crashed acrossthe US and elsewhere. He was arrested and sentenced in 1990.


The Melissa virus was the first of its kind to wreak damage on aglobal scale. Written by David Smith (then 30), Melissa spread to morethan 300 companies across the world completely destroying theircomputer networks. Damages reported amounted to nearly $400 million.Smith was arrested and sentenced to five years in prison.


MafiaBoy, whose real identity has been kept under wraps because he is a minor, hacked into some of the largest sites in the world, includingeBay, Amazon and Yahoo between February 6 and Valentine's Day in 2000.He gained access to 75 computers in 52 networks, and ordered a Denial of Service attack on them. He was arrested in 2000.


They called themselves Masters of Deception, targeting US phonesystems. The group hacked into the National Security Agency, AT&T, andBank of America. It created a system that let them bypass long-distance phone call systems, and gain access to private lines.Top 10 hacking incidents of all time — instances where some of the most seemingly secure computer networks were compromised

Early 1990s

Kevin Mitnick, often incorrectly called by many as god of hackers, broke into the computer systems of the world's top technology andtelecommunications companies Nokia, Fujitsu, Motorola, and SunMicrosystems. He was arrested by the FBI in 1995, but later releasedon parole in 2000. He never termed his activity hacking, instead he called it social engineering.

November 2002

Englishman Gary McKinnon was arrested in November 2002 following anaccusation that he hacked into more than 90 US military computersystems in the UK. He is currently undergoing trial in a British court for a "fast-track extradition" to the US where he is a wanted man. Thenext hearing in the case is slated for today.


Russian computer geek Vladimir Levin effected what can easily becalled The Italian Job online - he was the first person to hack into abank to extract money. Early 1995, he hacked into Citibank and robbed$10 million. Interpol arrested him in the UK in 1995, after he hadtransferred money to his accounts in the US, Finland, Holland, Germany and Israel.


When a Los Angeles area radio station announced a contest that awardeda Porsche 944S2 for the 102nd caller, Kevin Poulsen took control ofthe entire city's telephone network, ensured he is the 102nd caller, and took away the Porsche beauty. He was arrested later that year andsentenced to three years in prison. He is currently a senior editor atWired News.


Kevin Poulsen again. A little-known incident when Poulsen, then just a student, hacked into Arpanet, the precursor to the Internet was hackedinto. Arpanet was a global network of computers, and Poulsen tookadvantage of a loophole in its architecture to gain temporary controlof the US-wide network.


US hacker Timothy Lloyd planted six lines of malicious software codein the computer network of Omega Engineering which was a primesupplier of components for NASA and the US Navy. The code allowed a "logic bomb" to explode that deleted software running mega's manufacturing operations. Omega lost $10 million due to the attack.


Twenty-three-year-old Cornell University graduate Robert Morris unleashed the first Internet worm on to the world. Morris released 99lines of code to the internet as an experiment, but realised that hisprogram infected machines as it went along. Computers crashed acrossthe US and elsewhere. He was arrested and sentenced in 1990.


The Melissa virus was the first of its kind to wreak damage on aglobal scale. Written by David Smith (then 30), Melissa spread to morethan 300 companies across the world completely destroying theircomputer networks. Damages reported amounted to nearly $400 million.Smith was arrested and sentenced to five years in prison.


MafiaBoy, whose real identity has been kept under wraps because he is a minor, hacked into some of the largest sites in the world, includingeBay, Amazon and Yahoo between February 6 and Valentine's Day in 2000.He gained access to 75 computers in 52 networks, and ordered a Denial of Service attack on them. He was arrested in 2000.


They called themselves Masters of Deception, targeting US phonesystems. The group hacked into the National Security Agency, AT&T, andBank of America. It created a system that let them bypass long-distance phone call systems, and gain access to private lines.

amazing routine of software engineer

Daily routine:

8:30AM: wake up
8:45AM: Tough decision ; To bath or not.
8:50AM: Have To.
9:15AM: Punch in.
9:20AM: Check Mail.
9:25AM: Check Again just in case...
9:30AM: Since It is already
9:30 wait for tea(9:45AM).
9:45AM: TEA party.
10:00AM: Check Mail.
10:05AM: Check again. can't Believe that no mail has come. Is every bodydead or what ? 10:20AM: Sudden feeling of loneliness and desperation turn around tolook for some body (Any body) to talk to.
10:30AM: Found a guy testing something. Feel real pity for his pathetic,boring and useless existence.
10:40AM: Sudden urge to get some work done and fast. Start looking forthe file.(Can't remember it's name)
11:00AM: Boss summons in his office. Bad sign.
11:30AM: How the hell ! am I suppose to remember everything. Why shouldI be responsible for everything that goes bad.
11:45AM: Try to locate a scapegoat. No body around.
12:00AM: Mood is really bad decide to postpone work till after lunch.
12:30AM: lunch
1:00PM: Lunch over.
1:10PM: Go for a smoke. Can't even smoke in this god forsaken place.
1:35PM: Back from a smoke. It was good. I even did not paid for the cig.the other chap is so foolish.
1:50PM: Mood is good. Decide to go to cool web sites. Real sleazythoughts.
2:30PM: Feeling real sleepy after such a mammoth mental effort.
2:45PM: Tea Time.
3:00PM: Chat and discuss with colleague on the bad state of the company.Blame everybody for incompetence and laziness.
4:00PM: A guy from testing comes for help.(Jerk) 4:11PM: Try to look busy.
4:12PM: He is asking for a techn! ical help.(Real jerk).
4:15PM: After really making him beg for help decide to take a look.
4:50PM: No solution found. really angry on the guy for getting myselfinvolved.
4:55PM: Suddenly boss is spotted in the neighbouring area. Try make asmuch loud noise as possible with some obscure technical jargon thrownin.
5:00PM: Boss has gone back to his den. Coast is clear.
5:05PM: Blame the problem on RnD.
5:10PM: Check mail. "Yes" a mail has finally arrived.
5:13PM: It's a silly joke and old too. But it felt good.
5:14PM: a quick dash for gate.
5:15PM: Third in punching out.
5:25PM: Reached Room.
5:26PM: TV on. No worth while program.
8:30PM: Still no worth while program. Every body is getting lazy andirresponsible what will happen to this world GOD help us. Cursegovernment and RnD.
8:45PM: Food arrives. Pret! ty bad and stinking.
8:48PM: Dinner finished.
8:50PM: Bay watch. At last some quality.
11:30PM: Mtv Grind. Hmm things are looking up.
12:45AM: Today there were really good programs.
1:46AM: Decide to sleep. Tough day ahead. 4 days still remaining for sunday.

It can happen only in indian movies bollywood

It can happen only in Indian Movies - Mistakes in Bollywood movies.

Baghban : Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini are separated right after Holi remember Amitabh singing Holi khele Raghubeera?). They are said to be separated for six months, ie from March to September. Within that six-month period, they celebrate Valentine's Day, which falls on February 14, and karva chauth, which is usually observed in October. There is no way these two occasions could come between March and September!

Lagaan : Lagaan was shot in the late 19th century. At the time, an over in cricket used to consist of 8 balls. But in this movie, an over has 6 balls. Maybe modern cricket learnt from the movie.

Amar Akbar Anthony : Three men donate blood at the same time to the same person.

Awwal Number: Dev Anand is an omnipotent genius -- former cricketer,captain, army chief, commissioner, you name it. And Aamir Khan carries a huge transistor in his pocket while batting!

Khalnayak : The police tracks the villain from an MS Word Document screen! something that office team will be interested in)

Pyar To Hona Hi Tha : Kajol gets off the train to use the public toilet at the railway station and the train chugs off without her. Poor girl,little did she know that every train compartment has four toilets inside.

Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi : Akshay Kumar boards a Jet Airways flight to America. Well, well, some promotion for our Indian Jet Airways. Since when did they start flying international?

Raja Hindustani : Navneet Nishan has short hair before marriage. After tying the knot, she acquires waist-length hair overnight. What a hair-raising experience!

Raja : Dilip Tahil empties a can of petrol over Madhuri Dixit. Minutes later, Sanjay Kapoor takes the same can and pours it over Dilip Tahil. That's what I call an autofill!

Guddu : Manisha Koirala and Shah Rukh Khan are seen hanging on a parachute during a song. But when the song ends, they land on a glider. What a switch above sea level!

Tere Mere Sapne : Priya Gill is doing her BA. But at the bus stop, she is carrying an electrical technology thesis by B L Theraja. What an electrifying interest!!!

mind of indian - amazing indian story


Indian man walks into a bank in New York City and asksfor the loan officer.

He tells the loan officer that he is going to India onbusiness for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000.The bank officer tells him that the bank will needsome form of security for the loan, so the Indian manhands over the keys to a new Ferrari parked on thestreet in front of the bank. He produces the title andeverything checks out.

The loan officer agrees to accept the car ascollateral for the loan. The bank's president and itsofficers all enjoy a good laugh at the Indian forusing a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral against a $5,000 loan. Anemployee of the bank then drives the Ferrari into thebank's underground garage and parks it there.Two weeks later the Indian returns, repays the $5,000and the interest, which comes to $15.41.

The loan officer says, "Sir, we are very happy to havehad your business, and this transaction has worked outvery nicely, but we are a little puzzled.

While you were away, we checked you out and found thatyou are a multi-millionaire. What puzzles us is, whywould you bother to borrow $5,000'".The Indian replies: "Where else in New York City can Ipark my car for two weeks for only $15.41 and expectit to be there when I return'"

Ahhh, the mind of the Indian...Too Good

Latest Trojan Ransoms Virus, Demands $300

The Trojan archives 44 file types with a ZIP library, then password-protects the files and deletes the originals. But some have discovered the password needed to free the files.

A Trojan is loose that locks up files and then demands a $300 ransom to return access, several security firms said Thursday, but at least two have discovered the password needed to free the files.

Dubbed "Cryzip" by some anti-virus vendors and "Zippo.a" by others, the Trojan archives 44 file types -- including .doc (Microsoft Word), .pdf (Adobe Acrobat), and .jpg (images) -- with a ZIP library, then password-protects the files and deletes the originals.

A "ransom note" is left on the machine, and reads in part: "Do not try to search for a program what encrypted your information - it is simply do not exists in your hard disk anymore. If you really care about documents and information in encrypted files you can pay using electonic [sic] currency $300.

"Reporting to police about a case will not help you, they do not know password."

At least two security firms, however, have dug up the password, which was left in plain view within one of the DLL files dropped by the Trojan. According to both Sophos and LURHQ, the password is:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VC98

"Because this string often appears inside projects compiled with Visual C++ 6, the author likely figured anyone who found the infecting DLL and examined its strings looking for the password would simply overlook it," LURHQ wrote in its Cryzip advisory.

"There should be no need for anyone to pay the reward," said Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant with Sophos, in a separate statement. "It looks like this password was deliberately chosen by the author in an attempt to fool analysts into thinking it was a directory path instead."

Victims can use any ZIP utility to unlock the files with the password.

Ransom-like attacks, labeled "ransomware," are rare. The last full-fledged attack was in May 2005 when another security company, California-based Websense, spotted a Trojan that demanded $200 for a decryption key.

Other, and more common, forms of ransomware-style attacks are used by bogus spyware vendors, who claim that users' PCs harbor massive amounts of adware and spyware, and try to sell their phony products to spooked consumers.


Amazing facts about bananas

Many persons, especially young people, are unaware of the benefits of indulging in this protein, carbohydrate, potassium and phosphorus-filled fruit. Did you know that bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose, which when eaten, gives instant boosts of energy?

Yes, bananas have the potential to provide enough energy for strenuous activities, like studying or playing sports. However, they also help to control and fight off a large number of illnesses and diseases. So, let us add a few fingers of ripe bananas to our daily diet.

Amazing and Interesting facts about Banana

(1) Bananas contain vitamin B6 that controls the level of glucose in your blood, which eventually impacts upon one's mood. So females, eating bananas can aid with those mood swings and other PMS emotions. Thank God for bananas!

(2) Bananas contain iron which stimulates the production of haemoglobin in the blood thus helping anaemic patients.

(3) Bananas help to "free-up" bowel action because they are high in fibre. Forget those costly laxatives and say bye-bye to that overbearing constipation.

(4) Bananas are perfect for mosquito bites! Can you believe it? Instead of going out of your way to purchase insect bite creams, you could try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Yes, they do aid in reducing swelling and irritation.

(5) Eat at least one banana a day, they are said to contain everything humans need and they contain all the 8 amino acids our body cannot produce itself.

mobile phone and gas pump fumes - put your cell phone off while fueling


The Shell Oil Company recently issued a warning

after three incidents in which mobile phones (cell > phones) ignited fumes during fueling operations.

In the first case, the phone was placed on the car's trunk lid during fueling; it rang and the > ensuing fire destroyed the car and the gasoline pump.

In the second, an individual suffered severe burns to their face when fumes ignited as they answered a call while refueling their car.

And in the third, an individual suffered burns to > the thigh and groin as fumes ignited when the phone, which was in their pocket, rang while they were fueling their car.

You should know that: Mobile Phones can ignite fuel or fumes

Mobile phones that light up when switched on or when they ring release enough energy to provide a spark for ignition Mobile phones should not be used in filling stations, or when fueling lawn mowers, boat! , Etc.

Mobile phones should not be used, or should be turned off, around other materials that generate flammable or explosive fumes or dust, (i.e. solvents, chemicals, gases, grain dust, etc.)

To sum it up, here are the: Four Rules for Safe Refueling

1) Turn off engine
2) Don't smoke
3 ) Don't use your cell phone - leave it inside the vehicle or turn it off
4) Don't re-enter your vehicle during fueling

Bob Renkes of Petroleum Equipment Institute is working on a campaign to try and make people aware of fires as a result of"static electricity" at gas pumps. His company has researched 150 cases of these fires.

His results were very surprising: >
1) Out of 150 cases, almost all of them were > women.
2) Almost all cases involved the person getting back in their vehicle while the nozzle was still pumping gas. When finished, they went back to pull the nozzle out and the fire started, as a result of static.
3) Most had on rubber-soled shoes.
4) Most men never get back in their vehicle until completely finished. This is why they are seldom involved in these types of fires.
5) Don't ever use cell phones when pumping gas
6) It is the vapors that come out of the gas that cause the fire, when connected with static charges.
7) There were 29 fires where the vehicle was re-entered and the nozzle was touched during refueling from a variety of makes and models. Some resulted in extensive damage to the vehicle, to the > station, and to the customer.
8) Seventeen fires occurred before, during or immediately after the gas cap was removed and before fueling began.

Mr. Renkes stresses to NEVER get back into your vehicle while filling it with gas. If you absolutely HAVE to get in your vehicle while the gas is pumping, make sure you get out, close the door TOUCHING THE METAL, before you ever pull the nozzle out. This way the static from your body will be discharged before you ever remove the nozzle.

As I mentioned earlier, The Petroleum Equipment Institute, along with several other companies now, are really trying to make the public aware of this danger. You can find out more information by going to . Once here, click in the center of the screen where it says "Stop Static".

I ask you to please send this information to ALL your family and friends, especially those who have kids in the car with them while pumping gas. If this were to happen to them, they may not be able to get the children out in time.

Please pass this message through this blogs.

amazing historical facts of america

Have a history teacher explain this----- if they can.
Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.

Now it gets really weird.

Lincoln 's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.

Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.

Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Now hang on to your seat.

Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford.'
Kennedy was shot in a car called ' Lincoln' made by 'Ford.'

Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse. Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

And here's the kicker...

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

Creepy huh? Send this to as many people as you can, cause: Hey, this is one history lesson people don't mind reading

chiken eggs architecture - amazing pictures, amazing photos

chiken eggs architecture - amazing pictures, amazing photos

most qualified prime minister all over the world - amazing resume


EDUCATION /Qualification:

1950: Stood first in BA (Hons), Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh,
1952; Stood first in MA (Economics), Panjab University, Chandigarh,
1954; Wright's Prize for distinguished performance at St John's College,Cambridge,
1955 and 1957; Wrenbury scholar, University of Cambridge,
1957; DPhil (Oxford), DLitt (Honoris Causa); PhD thesis on India'sexport competitiveness

OCCUPATION /Teaching Experience:

Professor (Senior lecturer, Economics, 1957-59;
Reader, Economics, 1959-63;Professor, Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1963-65;
Professor, International Trade, Delhi School of Economics,University of Delhi,
1969-71; Honorary professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University,New Delhi,
1976 and Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi,
1996 and CivilServant

Working Experience/ POSITIONS
1971-72: Economic advisor, ministry of foreign trade
1972-76: Chief economic advisor, ministry of finance

Director, Reserve Bank of India; Director, Industrial Development Bank of India;
Alternate governor for India, Board of governors, Asian Development Bank;
Alternate governor for India, Board of governors, IBRD

November 1976 - April 1980:
Secretary, ministry of finance (Department of economic affairs); Member, finance, Atomic Energy Commission; Member,finance, Space Commission

April 1980 - September 15, 1982: Member-secretary, Planning Commission

1980-83: Chairman, India Committee of the Indo-Japan joint studycommittee

September 16, 1982 - January 14, 1985: Governor, Reserve Bankof India

1982-85: Alternate Governor for India, Board of governors,International Monetary Fund

1983-84: Member, economic advisory council to the Prime Minister

1985: President, Indian Economic Association

January 15, 1985 - July 31, 1987: Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission

August 1, 1987 - November 10, 1990: Secretary-general and ommissioner,south commission, Geneva

December 10, 1990 - March 14, 1991: Advisor to the Prime Minister oneconomic affairs

March 15, 1991 - June 20, 1991: Chairman, UGC

June 21, 1991 - May 15, 1996: Union finance minister

October 1991: Elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam on Congress ticket

June 1995: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha

1996 onwards: Member, Consultative Committee for the ministry of finance

August 1, 1996 - December 4, 1997: Chairman, Parliamentary standingcommittee on commerce

March 21, 1998 onwards: Leader of the Opposition, Rajya Sabha

June 5, 1998 onwards: Member, committee on finance

August 13, 1998 onwards: Member, committee on rules

Aug 1998-2001: Member, committee of privileges 2000 onwards: Member,executive committee, Indian parliamentary group

June 2001: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha

Aug 2001 onwards: Member, general purposes committee

India's Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth - clarendonPress, Oxford University, 1964; also published a large number ofarticles in various economic journals.

Adam Smith Prize, University of Cambridge, 1956
Padma Vibhushan, 1987
Euro money Award, Finance Minister of the Year,
1993;Asia money Award, Finance Minister of the Year for Asia, 1993 and 1994


1966: Economic Affairs Officer
1966-69: Chief, financing for trade section, UNCTAD
1972-74: Deputy for India in IMF Committee of Twenty on InternationalMonetary Reform
1977-79: Indian delegation to Aid-India Consortium Meetings
1980-82: Indo-Soviet joint planning group meeting
1982: Indo-Soviet monitoring group meeting
1993: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Cyprus
1993: HumanRights World Conference, Vienna

Gymkhana Club, New Delhi; Life Member, India International Centre, New Delhi

Name: Dr Manmohan Singh

DOB: September 26, 1932

Place of Birth: Gah (West Punjab)
Father: S. Gurmukh Singh
Mother: Mrs Amrit Kaur
Married on: September 14, 1958
Wife: Mrs Gursharan Kaur
Children: Three daughters

Indian Prime Minister seems to be the most qualified PM all over the world.

Real Beer - amazing story of the king of beer

After the Great Britain Beer Festival, in London, all the brewery presidents decided to go out for a beer. The guy from Corona sits down and says, "Hey Senor, I would like the world's best beer, a Corona."

The bartender dusts off a bottle from the shelf and gives it to him.

The guy from Budweiser says, "I'd like the best beer in the world, give me 'The King Of Beers', a Budweiser."

The bartender gives him one.

The guy from Coors says, "I'd like the only beer made with Rocky Mountain spring water, give me a Coors." He gets it.

The guy from Guinness sits down and says, "Give me a Coke."

The bartender is a little taken aback, but gives him what he ordered.

The other brewery presidents look over at him and ask, "Why aren't you drinking a Guinness?"

The Guinness president replies, "Well, I figured if you guys aren't drinking beer, neither would I.

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India National Leaders in Amazing Tree Painting: Find Carefully - TEN INDIAN NATIONAL LEADERS.

funny bumper stickers

Funny Bumper Stickers

"I is a college student."
I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.
"Your kid may be an honor student but you're still an IDIOT!"
"I souport publik edekasion"
As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in public schools.
We have enough youth, how about a fountain of SMART?
I majored in liberal arts. Would you like fries with that?
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
"Time is the best teacher; Unfortunately it kills all it's students!"
History does not repeat itself, historians merely repeat each other.
"Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?"
Does your train of thought have a caboose?
Circular Definition: see Definition, Circular.
Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.

amazing school excuses from parents

Amazing School Excuses

The following are excuse notes from parents (including original spellings) collected by the University of Texas: They were collected from Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Mississippi.

My son is under a doctor's care and should not take P.E. today. Please execute him.
Please excuse Lisa for being absent. She was sick and I had her shot.
Dear School: Please ekscuse John being absent on Jan. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32,and also 33.
Please excuse Gloria from Jim today. She is administrating.
Please excuse Roland from P.E. for a few days. Yesterday he fell out of a tree and misplaced his hip.
John has been absent because he had two teeth taken out of his face.
Carlos was absent yesterday because he was playing football. He was hurt in the growing part.
Megan could not come to school today because she has been bothered by very close veins.
Chris will not be in school cus he has an acre in his side.
Please excuse Ray Friday from school. He has very loose vowels. (Squirts)
Please excuse Tommy for being absent yesterday. He had diarrhea and his boots leak.
Irving was absent yesterday because he missed his bust.
I kept Billie home because she had to go Christmas shopping because I don't know what size she wear.
Please excuse Jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the Sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it Monday, we thought it was Sunday.
Sally won't be in school a week from Friday. We have to attend her funeral.
Please excuse Jason for being absent yesterday. He had a cold and could not breed well.
Please excuse Mary for being absent yesterday. She was in bed with gramps.
Gloria was absent yesterday as she was having a gangover.
Please excuse Burma, she has been sick and under the doctor.
Maryann was absent December 11-16, because she had a fever, sore throat, headache, and upset stomach. Her sister was also sick, fever and sore throat, her brother a low grade fever and ached allover. I wasn't the best either, sore throat and fever. There must be something going around, her father even got hot last night.
And the best one...
Please excuse Jimmy for being. It was not his fault.

amazing tips for life - amazing facts about life

1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
2. Memorize your favorite poem.
3. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
4. When you say, "I love you," mean it.
5. When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.
6. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
7. Believe in love at first sight.
8. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
9. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
10. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
11. Don't judge people by their relatives.
12. Talk slowly but think quickly.
13. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask "Why do you want to know?"
14. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
15. Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.
16. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
17. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.
18. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
19. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
20. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
21. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
22. Spend some time alone.
23. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
24. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
25. Read more books and watch less TV.
26. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time.
27. Trust in God but lock your car.
28. A loving atmosphere in your home is so important.
29. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
30. Read between the lines.
31. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
32. Be gentle with the earth.
33. Pray. There's immeasurable power in it.
34. Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
35. Mind your own business.
36. Don't trust a man/woman who doesn't close his/her eyes when you kiss.
37. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
38. If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living. That is wealth's greatest satisfaction.
39. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
40. Learn the rules then break some.
41. Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other.
42. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
43. Remember that your character is your destiny.
44. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

million to one odds - amazing true story

When Kylie Hodgson gave birth to twin daughters by caesarean section, she was just relieved that they had arrived safely. It was only when the midwife handed them over for her to hold that she noticed the difference between them.

Remee, who weighed 5lb 15oz, was blonde and fair skinned. Her sister Kian, born a minute later weighing 6lb, was black.

"It was a shock when I realised that my twins were two different colours," said Kylie, 19. "But it doesn't matter to us - they are just our two gorgeous little girls."

The amazing conception happened after two eggs were fertilised at the same time in the womb.

Both Kylie and her partner Remi Horder, 17, are of mixed race. Their mothers are both white and their fathers are black.

According to the Multiple Births Foundation, baby Kian must have inherited the black genes from both sides of the family, whilst Remee inherited the white ones.

Kylie, from Nottingham, discovered she was pregnant in the summer of 2004 and a scan at the Queen's Medical Centre revealed that twins were on the way.

"It was a shock at first to discover I was expecting as we hadn't been trying for a family," she said I had my 14-week scan and the sonographer ran the scanner over my stomach and announced that I was carrying twins.

"We couldn't believe it. Neither of us could take our eyes off the scanner - you could just see two of everything, even the outline of their little noses. We were both overwhelmed."

The twins were born by caesarean in April last year because one of the girls was lying in an awkward position in the womb.

"I didn't see them at first," added their mother. "They were both whisked away to be checked over and then the midwife came back and placed them both in my arms.

"I noticed that both of them had beautiful blue eyes, but whilst Remee was blonde, Kian's hair was black and she had darker skin.

"It seemed strange, but I was feeling so ill that I didn't really take it in at that stage."

The next day she mentioned the colour difference to her mother, who told her that Remee's skin would darken as she grew older.

But as the weeks passed, Remee became lighter still while Kian went darker. And while Remee's eyes stayed blue, Kian's turned brown.

"There are some similarities between them," said their mother. "They both love apples and grapes, and their favourite television programme is Teletubbies.

"If they haven't seen each other for a few hours, they are so pleased to see each other and will hold out their arms, wanting to hug each other. And their smiles just light up their faces.

"I'll explain it all to them when they get older about why they look so different."

Million to one odds

The odds against of a mixed race couple having twins of dramatically different colour are a million to one.

Skin colour is believed to be determined by up to seven different genes working together.

If a woman is of mixed race, her eggs will usually contain a mixture of genes coding for both black and white skin.

Similarly, a man of mixed race will have a variety of different genes in his sperm. When these eggs and sperm come together, they will create a baby of mixed race.

But, very occasionally, the egg or sperm might contain genes coding for one skin colour. If both the egg and sperm contain all white genes, the baby will be white. And if both contain just the versions necessary for black skin, the baby will be black.

For a mixed-race couple, the odds of either of these scenarios is around 100 to one. But both scenarios can occur at the same time if the woman conceives non-identical twins, another 100 to one chance.

This involves two eggs being fertilised by two sperm at the same time, which also has odds of around 100 to one. If a sperm containing all-white genes fuses with a similar egg and a sperm coding for purely black skin fuses with a similar egg, two babies of dramatically different colours will be born.

The odds of this happening are 100 x 100 x 100 - a million to one.

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A Wish for All of the Difficult People in Your Life - amazing funny picture

amazing tips of good driving habits

1. Limits your driving speed between 45-55 km/hr. This will give extra mileage of 40 % as against driving speed of 80 km/hr.

2. Avoid accelerating or decelerating unnecessary.

3. Tune your vehicle regularly. This will save fuel up to 6 %.

4. Use of bi-metallic spark plugs saves over 1.5 % of fuel and reduces exhaust emissions too.

5. Drive in correct gear to save about 20 % fuel consumption.

6. Usage of choke briefly only when necessary

7. Stop - and - go driving waste fuels.

8. Usage of clutch only during change of gears. Riding on clutch causes loss of energy.

9. Maintain tyre pressure.

10. Use the recommended grade of engine oil. Improper selection can burden you 2 % extra fuel consumption.

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lollipop to dairymilk - sweetest poem

Lollipop to Dairymilk"
I think we r the sweetest pple on earth"
Dairymilk replies
" Wait, U havn't seen the person reading this mail
More sweeter than us !"

We all have the extraordinary coded within us,
waiting to be released.

Dream what u want to dream,go where u want to go, be what u want to be,because u have only one lifeand one chance to do all the things u want to do.

Life is traveled once.
Today's moment becomes tomorrow's memory.
Enjoy every moment, good or bad bcoz
the gift of life is life itself.

Life is a game
sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.
But no matter what your cards in life,
whether club, spade or diamond.
Always remember
never play with out a Heart!

To handle others, use your heart.
To handle yourself, use your head;

The truth of the matter is
that you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.

If we fight,
we may not always win,
but if we don't fight,
we will surely lose

Obstacles can't stop you
Problems can't stop you.
Most of all, other people can't stop you.
Only you can stop you.

Fortune will never come if u invite it to come ,
u must have to bring it.

If you wish to travel far and fast,
Take off all your envies,
jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.
Travel light.

Perfection is expensive
and mistakes are excellent feedback!.
Dont make thebest the enemy of better.
Just start doing it.Take the first step now !

No one can go back and make a brand new start .
Any one can make start from now and make a brand new ending

Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing,
you will be successful.

For a moment , life could be still ,
But never in lifetime , can a moment be still.
Live every moment !

To meet n depart is d way of life.
Bt to depart n meet is d hope of life.
V meet 2 create memories.
Bt v depart to preserve it n that's life...

the value of a smile - amazing poem

A smile cost nothing, but gives much.
It enriches those who receive,
without making poorer those who give.
It takes but a moment,
but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it,
and none is so poor but that he can be made rich by it.
A smile creates happiness in the home,
fosters good will in business,
and is the countersign of friendship.
It brings rest to the weary,
cheer to the discouraged,
sunshine to the sad, and is nature's best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen,
for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away.
Some people are too tired to give you a smile.
Give them one of yours,
as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.

dont copy if u cant paste - amazing morality story

Don't copy if you can't paste - Amazing Morality Story

Not too long ago, a large seminar was held for ministers and reverends in training. Among the facilitators were many well-known motivational speakers. One such speaker boldly approached the pulpit and, gathering the entire crowd's attention, said, "The best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman who wasn't my wife!"

The crowd was shocked! He followed up by saying, "That woman was my mother!" The crowd burst into laughter and he gave his speech, which was well received.

About a week later, one of the ministers who had attended the seminar decided to use that joke in his sermon. As he shyly approached the pulpit one sunny Sunday, he tried to rehearse the joke in his head. It was a bit foggy to him.

Getting to the microphone he said loudly, "The greatest years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman who was not my wife!"

His congregation sat shocked, murmuring.

After standing there for almost 10 seconds trying to recall the second half of the joke, the pastor finally blurted out "...and I can't remember who she was!"

Moral of the story: Don't copy if you can't paste.


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