>> Feb 16, 2009
Some infos chipping in for ya peeps. Enjoy reading:
1) Longest English Word:
Praetertranssubstantiationalistically has 37 letters. [ This is Under investigation, will do a separate post with the investigation results. :)]
2) Book Without Letter "e":
GADFY, written by Earnest Wright in 1939 is a 50,000+ word book, which doesn't contain a
single word with 'e' in it
3) Words without Vowel:
4) Human Brain:
Organ of body which has no sensation when dissected.
Only animal & reptile which sheds tear while eating.
6) No of Alphabets, which SOUND AS WORDS:
B >> *Bee*
C >> *Sea*
G >> *Zee*
I >> *Eye*
Q >> *Queue*
R >> *Are *
S >> *Yes *
T >> *Tea* **
U >> *You *
Y >> *Why*
7) Fascinating facts about Animals, Birds, Trees:
1) SNAILS have 14175 teeth laid along 135 rows on their tongue.
2) A BUTTERFLY has 12,000 eyes.
3) DOLPHINS sleep with 1 eye open.
4) A BLUE WHALE can eat as much as 3 tones of food everyday, but at the same time can live without food for 6 months.
5) The EARTH has over 12,00,000 species of animals, 3,00,000 species of plants & 1,00,000 other species.
6) The fierce DINOSAUR was TYRANNOSAURS which has sixty long & sharp
teeth, used to attack & eat other dinosaurs.
7) DEMETRIO was a mammal like REPTILE with a snail on its back. This acted as a radiator to cool the body of the animal.
8) CASSOWARY is one of the dangerous BIRD, that can kill a man or animal by tearing off with its dagger like claw.
9) The SWAN has over 25,000 feathers in its body.
10) OSTRICH eats pebbles to help digestion by grinding up the ingested food.
11) POLAR BEAR can look clumsy & slow but during chase on ice, can reach 25 miles / hr of speed.
12) KIWIS are the only birds, which hunt by sense of smell.
13) ELEPHANT teeth can weigh as much as 9 pounds.
14) OWL is the only bird, which can rotate its head to 270 degrees.
Hope you enjoyed this week's TidBitz.
>> Feb 15, 2009
Tirana to Elbasan Road in Albania:
This is a hairy route, very high, badly maintained with high volume of heavy truck traffic - count on these Albanian drivers to be dare-devils, too. Whatever pictures we could get, look pretty serious: The cool thing about this road is that it leads to various interesting "rabbit trails" with ancient ruins at the end:
The Skippers Canyon Road near Queenstown:
This road is made from a very narrow cut in the middle of a sheer cliff face. The large tourist buses go along it, and it's so narrow that if two vehicles have to pass each other, one vehicle might have to reverse for anything up to 3 kilometres of winding narrow road to get to a place wide enough to pass. It is the SCARIEST road you could imagine...
Stelvio Pass Road - redefining switchbacks - A Scenic yet Dangerous Road! - Height - 2757 meters
Location - in the Italian Alps, near Bormio and Sulden, 75 km from Bolzano, close to Swiss border. (The road connects the Valtellina with the upper Adige valley and Merano)
Claim to fame - "the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps, and the second highest in the Alps, after the Col de l'Iseran (2770 m)"
HOW TO RECRUIT THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB?
Put about 100 bricks in some
Particular order in a closed
Room with an Open window.
Then send 2 or 3 candidates in
The room and close the door.
Leave them alone and come back
After 6 hours and then analyze
=>If they are counting the Bricks.
Put them in the Accounts Department.
=>If they are recounting them..
Put them in Auditing.
=>If they have messed up the
Whole place with the bricks.
Put them in Engineering.
=>If they are arranging the
Bricks in some strange order.
Put them in Planning.
=>If they are throwing the
Bricks at each other.
Put them in Operations.
=>If they are sleeping.
Put them in Security.
=>If they have broken the bricks Into pieces.
Put them in Information Technology.
=>If they are sitting idle.
Put them in Human Resources.
=>If they say they have tried Different combinations, yet
Not a brick has Been moved. Put them in Sales.
=>If they have already left for The day.
Put them in Marketing.
=>If they are staring out of the Window.
Put them on Strategic Planning.
And then last but not least.
=>If they are talking to each
Other and not a single brick
Has been Moved.
Congratulate them and put them
In Top Management. :P
>> Feb 12, 2009
Its Thursday and its time for teh WOTW. This week's wallpaper is
Please click the image to enjoy the art in full resolution.
This very cool wallpaper is from the Photoshop Master Justin Maller. Some info about teh author Justin Maller:
Justin Maller is a freelance graphic artist based in Melbourne, Australia. He has been creating digital art for over seven years, and has been producing professionally for the last 24 months. In July 2007 he released his first Solo Exhibition, which opened to a warm reception in Windsor, Australia. Justin is also the Creative Director of depthCORE, a world renowned international digital art collective established in june 2002. More information about Justin on his website at http://www.superlover.com.au/
Hope you enjoyed this week's edition.
>> Feb 8, 2009
Tehnewz’s site of the month is freethemelayouts.com.
This site offers premium quality WP [that’s read as WordPress] themes. And the good newz for all of us is they offer them all for FREE. Freethemelayouts.com is NOT just another say-so-premium-themes-offering sites. This unique site offers gamut of themes ranging from clean & neat to grunge & artistic type to choose from, each of which are one of its kind and inimitable. These themes are worth $60-$100 when purchased outside but FTL offers them free of cost.
The exquisite WP themes are designed by FTL team[FreeThemeLayouts Team]. The team has excellent and talented designers and expert WordPress coders. Together they constitute a perfect group for catering to the needs of the cyber world by giving away premium wordpress themes for free.
They offer the themes in two broad categories: Business & Personal.
All themes are displayed professionally and each templates can be previewed in a window when the mouse is hovered above the thumbnail, facilitating a user-friendly view.
All the themes are
- Compatible with the latest WP release,
- Widgets-ready and
- Contains the photoshop files (.psd files) of the designs involved.You can even edit the design according to your taste.
The themes are a product of FTL and if you are interested in buying the complete rights for a theme, you may contact them through this form.
Hope this site is useful to you, fellow bloggers. Meet you with another beautiful site next month.
>> Feb 7, 2009
Here is another strip in the series.
This comic strip was published on 23-Nov-1985.
© Bill Watterson
The following poem is sent by my dearest friend to me. This poem reminds me of my college days, the most cherished part any student's life. I'm sharing this with you people.
The day starts with loads of energy and ends with loads of fun
That’s college life!
When I sit on my couch and doze off
I think of those class bunk, breaking rules,
When will I return to those days?
College days are really precious.
Studying a day before the exam,
Shedding unwanted tears for results,
Writing infinite class tests,
Eating during the class hours,
Fighting with friends,
Playing pranks on others,
Creating nicknames for faculties,
Oh god! why did I come out of those days?
You might have won good friends
You might have been betrayed
Thank god for showing you the true people.
If I get a time machine, I would return to those days,
And I enjoy those precious moments as much as I can.
Hope it comes!
Hope you enjoyed it. While reading the poem, if your college days and time spent with your friends comes to your mind: then this poem has achieved its purpose! :)
>> Feb 4, 2009
Here comes the third wallpaper in the series.
Illustrator based in Limerick, Ireland.
Original post here.