viernes, 27 de julio de 2007

Nice looking piggy bank

If you feel like your piggy bank design looks outdated then you can try this great looking one. It looks like a giant key from a computer keyboard, emblazoned with word ?Save?.


miércoles, 25 de julio de 2007

I posted this cute little girl with lovely voice in my previous post and it seemed like she was going to win the completion but alas she didn't. But she sure made it to the final. In the semi-final of Britain's Got Talent, 6 year old Connie Talbot performed Michael Jackson's 'Ben' and she got qualified for the final.
Here is the clip of the semi-final show.

And finally her clip from the final of Britain's Got Talent show.

I wish her all my best for her bright future !!

martes, 24 de julio de 2007

Nissan commercial: selling or making fun in Canada ?

Don't know if this new commercial will help in boosting the sales of Nissan vehicles in Canada. Or will it reduce sales? What do you think?

lunes, 23 de julio de 2007



One pop a day ... greater heart risk

People opt Diet version of Coke, Pepsi and other soft drinks thinking that they are the healthy alternative. But a recent research finding show that diet or not all soft drinks are great risk to cause heart problem.
Those who drink one or more softdrinks a day had about a 50 per cent higher risk of metabolic syndrome - a cluster of risk factors such as excessive fat around the waist, low levels of "good" cholesterol, high blood pressure and other symptoms.

"When you have metabolic syndrome, your risk of developing heart disease or stroke doubles. You also have a risk of developing diabetes," said Dr Ramachandran Vasan of Boston University School of Medicine, whose work appears in the journal Circulation.
Healthy 6,000 middle-aged men and women were observed over four years to get the following result:

31 per cent greater risk of becoming obese (with a body mass index of 30 or more).
30 per cent increased risk of adding on belly fat.
25 per cent higher risk of developing high blood triglycerides or high blood sugar.
32 per cent higher risk of having low HDL levels.

"The simple message is eat healthy, exercise regularly and everything should be done in moderation. If you're a regular soda drinker you should be aware that this study adds to the evidence that regular soda may be associated with metabolic consequences."
source of news

domingo, 22 de julio de 2007

Zhang Quan claps as loud as helicopter

Zhang Quan, 70, a Chinese man wants to get into the Guinness Book of World Records by clapping his hands. His claps are as loud as the sounds of helicopter blades.
According to the news reports from Chongqing Business News, his claps measured 107 decibels - only slightly lower than helicopter blades which measure 110 decibels.
Workers from the environmental protection bureau said that technically Zhang could face arrest for noise pollution if he clapped too often.
"When I am clapping, even my own ears feels painful, no mentioning of others. That's why I usually don't clap," Zhang was quoted saying. News source


jueves, 19 de julio de 2007

One month of paid posting

Last month I started writing for pay-per-post and I also got some money from it. It is in the PayPal account and as I haven't used it. It sure will be helpful in paying the server bills. I have to think about what to do with the remaining amount :)

Well, before starting to post paid posts in this blog I thought about it a lot. Some people told that it degrades our morality or it is like selling our soul and so on. But those same people were happily posting other advertisements like Google ads and talk proudly about sponsors in their websites. If you think in similar manner, all my paid postings are in "sponsored" category and you can easily skip them to read other postings. I am not forced to take every opportunity that come in my way. Also, I believe I have a moral compass that works well enough to tell me it?s wrong to post dishonestly just to make cash.

If you are blogging for at least 3 months and haven't been lazy enough in updating it regularly you can apply for payperpost account and get paid to blog about the things you like from its big pool of opportunities. Payperpost is a platform in which bloggers write posts linking to advertisers' websites, fitting within the advertiser's guidelines for the post. The bloggers get paid via PayPal once the post has been live for 30 days. Blogging opportunities range from few dollars to hundreds of dollars depending on ranking of your website based on various parameters. I would suggest you to give it a try if you haven't already.

miércoles, 18 de julio de 2007

Blogging Is Turning Ten on December 2007

It's going to be 10 years since the blog was born. Well, that is not a kid in the internet term. They've roiled presidential campaigns and given everyman a global soapbox. We are approaching a decade since the first blogger - regarded by many to be Jorn Barger - began his business of hunting and gathering links to items that tickled his fancy, to which he appended some of his own commentary.

On Dec. 23, 1997, on his site, Robot Wisdom, Jorn Barger wrote: I decided to start my own webpage logging the best stuff I find as I surf, on a daily basis. The Oxford English Dictionary regards this as the primordial root of the word 'weblog.'

To mark this Blogiversary, The Wall Street Journal published an article where twelve commentators - including Tom Wolfe, Newt Gingrich and actress-turned-blogger Mia Farrow tell what they think of blogging.

Well, if you want to know more about Jorn Barger you can visit his wikipedia page or visit his blog.
Tags: blog history blogiversary "jorn barger" "Robot Wisdom"


martes, 17 de julio de 2007

Bao Xi-shu has probably become one of the most famous of all the tallest men before him. And he knows how to do it.
This is my fourth post on the guy! First post was about his marriage, then his wedding ceremony, and he decided to meet a short guy.
After his marriage he couldn't find bed big enough to fit him. But luckily due to all the publicity it received, he actually received a free bed from Quan?U, a furniture company based in Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia.

The wedding dress to fit the World?s Tallest Man was also had to be custom made.

Around 30 tailors worked for three consecutive days to complete two wedding dresses for the 2.36-meter (7.74 feet) giant from northern China?s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

All these photos and story are taken from another this weird Blog.



lunes, 16 de julio de 2007

Sleep whenever you like and wherever you like with Pillowig

Joo Youn Paek with "ultimate goal to deliver laughs and twists to our daily lives" created this pillow wig for his Independent Study's project. I think it is cool and useful when you have to take a long bus or train ride everyday.

"Pillowig" is hand made wearable pillow comforting trieness of people in daily lives, enabling users to sleep comfortably whenever and whenever they?d like. When user test is done in public spaces - subway, airplane, library, class room and laundromat, viewers commented: ?I would like to have it for my trip.?, ?Very funny.? ?This is practical, but a laugh, too." I made 50 limited editions and sold 47 pieces at the exhibition of the work and gained ?Pillowig? fans. Two months later fans did a group performance piece at the Old Palace, Seoul.
Source | Via


domingo, 15 de julio de 2007

Periodic Table Of The Internet

Wellington Grey had a great idea and created a cool periodic table of the Internet.

It is cool how each block contain site link URL, symbol, and Alexa rank.


sábado, 14 de julio de 2007






World's tallest man meets world's shortest man

I was not wrong in telling in the previous post this tallest man in the world wants to be in headlines. Or is it the shortest man who wants to be in the headline? In the latest news he met a person who thinks himself as the the shortest man in the earth.
Bao Xishun, the tallest man shakes hands with He Pingping, who is currently aiming for a place in the Guiness Book of Records as the world's shortest man.

The historic meeting between Bao, who stands 2.36 meters (7.9 feet) tall, and He, who only reaches 73 centimeters (2.4 feet) in height, took place in Baotou, in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Friday.
Bao became officially recognised as the world's tallest man last year, beating the previous record holder, Radhouane Charbib of Tunisia, by just 2mm.

Mr Pingping was born in Wulanchabu city, Inner Mongolia. His father claims he was only the size of an adult's palm at birth.
He is now seeking to be registered as the world's shortest man by the Guinness Book of Recrods. He could be in for a disappointment though. While Mr Pingping is 73cms tall, the current holder of the title Lin Yih-Chih was measured as 67.5cm.
Well, 73 cm doesn't seem to make the shortest and in another news I found that Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal is 14 years old, is only 20 inches (50 centimeters) tall and weights 4.5 kilograms (10 pounds). (china daily )

Metro news, factsbucket
Tags: tallest, shortest, word record, Guiness Book of Records

viernes, 13 de julio de 2007

Beautiful Rainbow during Jasper Tour

We went to Jasper in the Canada Day (July 1) weekend and it was a great tour. I am a bit busy to write all about it but I couldn't resist posting a rainbow I saw there. This is the most incredible rainbow I ever witnessed in my life. The full semi-circle, double layered rainbow was so beautiful that people in the street stopped by to look it as if something strange was going-on at the horizon. I couldn't capture the full semi-circle in a single photo so I am posting two photos to make it complete. The second bigger semi-circle in the first photo is not that clear but it can be seen more clearly in the second photo.

Tags: rainbow, travel


miércoles, 11 de julio de 2007

Tallest man marriage - still being news after 4 months

I posted about the marriage of the world's tallest man in my previous post, World?s tallest man gets married. But I was surprised to see the same news posted today in offbeat news section of USA today and thought he might have married again. When I went through the news, there was nothing new and it was the same stale news. (EDIT: At least I thought so.)

July 12 - The world's tallest man has married a woman from his hometown in a traditional Mongolian ceremony.
EDIT: "The couple got married in March but plan to held a wedding ceremony in July." Well, that was the marriage and this is wedding ceremony! I hope they will have some more ceremonies coming up to keep themselves in the headlines!
Anyway, I found a nice photo of the wedding ceremony by Jason Lee from Reuters and a video link in the news to share with you:

And there is a video of the marriage wedding ceremony if you are interested to see.

Airport Security - Computers

I came across a funny photo taken at an airport somewhere. It really doesn't sound funny when you are taking this terminal for your travel. The message shows that the computer does not have firewall turned on and there is no antivirus installed. I believe, all the computers in airport are connected by some sort of networking and if one computer is vulnerable all others should be.
Don't know the dates and details of the airport but it sounds alarming to me.

Well, that is not a lone computer. People have found many pop-ups and errors being displayed on the information terminals. Here are some of such photos from different locations around the world.

Well, all of the above pictures seem to be running in windows system and you might suggest them to be run on relatively secure Linux system. But wait, here is another picture showing errors in a Linux system of Kiruna (Sweden) airport.

sources: sirbrett84|steve portigal|nion|krusha






lunes, 9 de julio de 2007


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Julie's Journal review

Today I was reading Julie's journal. She is a sweet writer who writes every little things in her life and they are sort of easy going and enjoyable. Well, the blog has some posts that she is paid for but still they don't stand-out, everything just go along smoothly and I enjoy reading all of her posts.
... Our wedding was part of a contest promotion that PayPerPost did, and we had a blast. The whole thing was broadcast live on the internet, and we had over 1500 viewers.
I wish her a great married life!

sábado, 7 de julio de 2007

New seven wonders of the world

The New 7 Wonders of the World announced during the Official Declaration ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, July 7, 2007 are:
1.The Taj Mahal Agra, India
The Taj Mahal (sometimes called "the Taj") is generally considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements of Persian, Turkish, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the most familiar part of the monument, the Taj Mahal is actually an integrated complex of structures. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 when it was described as a "universally admired masterpiece of the world's heritage.
2. Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Christ the Redeemer is a large Art Deco-style statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue stands 32 m (105 feet) tall, weighs 1000 tons and is located at the peak of the 710-m (2330-foot) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park, overlooking the city. As well as being a potent symbol of Christianity, the statue has become an icon of the city.
3. The Colosseum in Rome, Italy
The Colosseum or Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium, Italian Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo), is a giant amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Originally capable of seating around 50,000 spectators, it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. It was built on a site just east of the Roman Forum, with construction starting between 70 and 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian. The amphitheatre, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire, was completed in 80 AD under Titus, with further modifications being made during Domitian's reign.
4. Great Wall Of China, China
The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire during the rule of successive dynasties. Several walls, referred to as the Great Wall of China, were built since the 5th century BC, the most famous being the one built between 220 BC and 200 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. That wall was much further north than the current wall, built during the Ming Dynasty, and little of it remains. The Great Wall is the world's longest human-made structure, stretching over approximately 6,400 km (4,000 miles) from Shanhai Pass in the east to Lop Nur in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia. It is also the largest human-made structure ever built in terms of surface area and mass. This is the only man made structure visible from space.
5. Chichen Itza in Yucatan, Mexico
Chichen Itza (from Yucatec Maya chich'en itza', "At the mouth of the well of the Itza") is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site, an ancient city built by the Maya civilization, located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula, present-day Mexico.Chich'en Itza was a major regional center in the northern Maya lowlands from the Late Classic through the Terminal Classic and into the early portion of the Early Postclassic period. The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles.
6. Petra, Jordan
Petra is an archaeological site in Jordan, lying in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. It is famous for having many stone structures carved into the rock. The long-hidden site was revealed to the Western world by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. It was famously described as "a rose-red city half as old as time" in a Newdigate prize-winning sonnet by John William Burgon. Burgon had not actually visited Petra, which remained accessible only to Europeans accompanied by local guides with armed escorts, until after World War I.
7. Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Perú
Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian city created by the Inca. It is located at 2,430 m (7,970 ft) on a mountain ridge. Machu Picchu is located above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, about 70 km (44 mi) northwest of Cusco. Forgotten for centuries by the outside world, although not by locals, it was brought back to international attention by archaeologist Hiram Bingham in 1911, who made the first scientific confirmation of the site and wrote a best-selling work about it. Peru is pursuing legal efforts to retrieve thousands of artifacts that Bingham removed from the site.
UPDATE: Just to remind you the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World :

The Great Pyramid of Giza: A gigantic stone structure near the ancient city of Memphis, serving as a tomb for the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon: A palace with legendary gardens built on the banks of the Euphrates river by King Nebuchadnezzar II.
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia: An enormous statue of the Greek father of gods, carved by the great sculptor Pheidias.
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus: A beautiful temple in Asia Minor erected in honor of the Greek goddess of hunting and wild nature.
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus: A fascinating tomb constructed for King Maussollos, Persian satrap of Caria.
The Colossus of Rhodes: A colossus of Helios the sun-god, erected by the Greeks near the harbor of a Mediterranean Island.
The Lighthouse of Alexandria : A lighthouse built by the Ptolemies on the island of Pharos off the coast of their capital city.
Sources: wikipedia | new 7 wonders
Tags: seven wonders, new wonders, ancient wonders

Thanks to harsh US immigration rules, Microsoft going Vancouver Canada

It seems Canada is going to attract big business due to its immigration policy. In a recent news, Microsoft is opening a new office in Vancouver this fall to develop software programs and locate new talent.
Reason given for the new establishment sounds like businesses in US are not happy enough with their immigration policies. "There's a restriction on the number of visas the company can get for foreign employees in the U.S.," Sharif Khan, vice president of human resources of Microsoft Canada said "Canada's slightly more inclusive in that respect."
Canada is currently the third-largest source of recruits for Microsoft outside the United States, after India and Japan.
Sources: CBC|turkish press
Tags: Microsoft, Vancouver, Canada


Lucky Seven Generation

Yes that is us!
We have lived through six 7s day: July 7th, 2007, 7 Minutes, 7 seconds or 07:07:07:07 /07/07. And it can only happen once in a thousand years.
That is:
1. July ? 7
2. Date ? 7
3. Hour - 7
4. Minutes - 7
5. Seconds - 7
6. Year, 2007 ? 7
7. Saturday, being 7th day - 7

miércoles, 4 de julio de 2007

Funny Fingers

Fingers are unique and their imprints can tell a person's faces. The photos I am presenting here won't tell about the face of the owner but they will surely tell you about the creativity of the creator.
Paints on fingers should have been around for a long time. Girls in India paint their hands and fingers by Mehendi to enhance their beauty. People all over the world paint their fingers in election. Well, I am not going to talk about such paintings. Following are completely different and funny faces that can be made by our own little fingers.
Here are some photos of fingers showing human faces in different postures.

I don't know who made these funny fingers. However, inspired by these pictures, I made my own finger-faces.