Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bicycle Repair Vending Machine

This vending machine is actually a self-service bicycle repair station situated in Minneapolis. Bike Fixtation allows a cyclist to do basic repairs to their own bicycle. One can even buy bicycle parts from such machines and even pump in air to deflated tyres. Seems pretty cool, don't you think so?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Today


Today I will delete from my diary
two days: yesterday and tomorrow
Yesterday was to learn
and tomorrow will be the consequence
of what I can do today.

10 Ways You Can Help Prevent A Heart Attack

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. For those over 65 years of age, the risk is even greater: eight out of ten people who die of heart disease are 65 or older. Although these statistics sound dire, take heart: With these strategies, you can help your loved ones reduce their risk - and reduce your own at the same time.

5 Surprising Signs Of An Unhealthy Heart

We've all read the signs of a heart attack listed on posters in the hospital waiting room. But what if there were other, earlier signs that could alert you ahead of time that your heart was in trouble?

It turns out there are. Researchers have done a lot of work in recent years looking at the signs and symptoms patients experienced in the months or even years leading up to a heart attack. "The heart, together with the arteries that feed it, is one big muscle, and when it starts to fail the symptoms can show up in many parts of the body," says cardiologist Jonathan Goldstein of St. Michael's Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey. Here are five surprising clues that your heart needs checking out. Any of these signs - and particularly two or more together - is reason to call your doctor for a workup, says Goldstein.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Hanging Flower Baskets Park in UAE

The first park in Guinness World Record having largest number of hanging flower baskets is found in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

SUV!



Two old guys were talking.

One said to the other: "My 69th birthday yesterday. Wife gave me an SUV".

The Pencil

Perhaps, you have already read this story. If so, this would be a reminder; if not, then I would like to request you to read it in your leisure time.

The Pencil

The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box. "There are 5 things you need to know," he told the pencil, "Before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be."

"One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in Someone's hand."

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

School - 1970 vs 2010

Scenario:
Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.
1970 - Crowd gathers. Johnny wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best mates for life.
2010 - Police called, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Mark started it. Both children go to anger management programs for 3 months. School board hold meeting to impliment bullying prevention programs.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Stroboscopic Effect

video
The stroboscopic effect is a visual phenomenon caused by aliasing that occurs when continuous motion is represented by a series of short or instantaneous samples. It occurs when the view of a moving object is represented by a series of short samples as distinct from a continuous view, and the moving object is in rotational or other cyclic motion at a rate close to the sampling rate. It also accounts for the "wagon-wheel effect", so called because in video or motion pictures, spoked wheels on horse-drawn wagons sometimes appear to be turning backwards.
(Wikipedia.org)

Dragon Fruit - Good For High Blood Pressure

Also known as the Dragon Fruit, the Pitaya/Pitahaya is a stunningly beautiful fruit with an intense colour and shape, magnificent flowers and a delicious taste. The fruit, apart from being refreshing and tasty, contains a lot of water and minerals with many different nutrition ingredients. It tastes light sweet and it's good for liver, laxative, supplementing fiber and very suitable for diet.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Green School In Bali

Welcome to the green school in Bali, Indonesia. It provides its students with an education about the amazing environment that we live in. It is a holistic and relevant education. During the construction, only bamboo, elephant grass and clay were used. Cement was used just in some places in the foundation. The central and the most important building is the "heart of the school." It is perhaps the largest building in the world built entirely from bamboo. Its dimensions are 18 meters high and 64 meters long. General area of the school includes a variety of structures: apartment buildings, classrooms, office building, and cafes. The school gets electricity from environmentally friendly sources of energy: hydraulic turbine generators and installed solar panels. It seems that considering the way we are polluting the earth, everyone should attend.

Facebook Addiction

If u r on Facebook, I am sure u will find this hilarious.

The 76-year-old woman walked down the hallway of Clearview Addictions Clinic, searching for the right department. She passed signs for the "Heroin Addiction Department (HAD)," the "Smoking Addiction Department (SAD)" and the "Bingo Addiction Department (BAD)." Then she spotted the department she was looking for: "Facebook Addiction Department (FAD)."

It was the busiest department in the clinic, with about three dozen people filling the waiting room, most of them staring blankly into their Blackberries and iPhones. A middle-aged man with unkempt hair was pacing the room, muttering,"I need to milk my cows. I need to milk my cows."

Some Health Tips


Little Secrets In Daily Life

VERY GOOD INFORMATION AND TIPS …!

Using salt to wash fruits and vegetables is worse
Salt is sodium chloride. Therefore, washing fruits and vegetables with salt will make pesticides more stable. Fruits and vegetables should be washed with water first, then clean with water again by adding a little low gluten flour (or starch). This will remove the pesticides.

A test done in the Inspection Agency pointed out: salt compound will stabilize pesticides. It is better off to let the vegetables sit at room temperature for half a day, then rinse with water. The advertisement "Washing vegetables with salt is healthy" is incorrect.

3 Stupid Stages Of Life

We have 3 stupid stages of life.....!!! !!

Teen age:
Have Time + Energy …but No Money

Another Truck Without A Wheel

So yet another one. Now in Ukraine. Is it getting like cool among truckers to drive without one wheel in some parts of Russia? Like, you know, “I am so tough so I can go without one wheel, don’t even try to mess with me?”

Don't Mess With Women?

A woman was out golfing one day when she hit the ball into the woods. She went into the woods to look for it and found a frog in a trap. The frog said to her, "If you release me from this trap, I will grant you 3 wishes."

The woman freed the frog and the frog said, "Thank you, but I failed to mention that there was a condition to your wishes; that whatever you wish for, your husband will get 10 times more or better!"

Tips To Improve Fuel Economy

Here are some very good tips on improving your vehicle's Fuel Economy/ Increase Fuel Efficiency/Mileage. With increasing fuel prices it is becoming more and more prudent to use them.

Use your gears wisely.
Driving in the highest gear possible without labouring the engine is a fuel-efficient way of driving. A vehicle travelling at 60kmph in third gear uses 25 percent more fuel than at the same speed in fifth gear.

Wonderful Thoughts

Some wonderful thoughts that might inspire you...


Amazing Events In Pictures

The faces of Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting and vice-captain Michael Clarke are projected onto the Big Ben clock tower at the Palace of Westminster in London to publicise the upcoming Ashes cricket series in Australia

Man, Oh Man!

When without money, eats wild vegetables at home
When has money, eats same wild vegetables in fine restaurant.

When without money, rides bicycle;
When has money, rides exercise machine.

When without money, walks to earn food
When has money, walks to lose the fat

Man O Man ! Never fails to deceive thyself !

10 Things To Learn From Japan

Japan was hit by a massive earthquake that measured 8.9 on the Richter scale, on March 11. This was followed by a 10 meters high Tsunami wave that washed away Northern Japan. The nearest city to the epicenter is the coastal city of Honshu, 130 km (80 miles) from the quake center. Japan’s capital city Tokyo is situated 373 km (231 miles) away. Yet the population endured these with a sense that can become a lesson to us all:

Healthy Food For Your Heart

Foods loaded with heart-healthy nutrients that help protect your cardiovascular system

Dietary advice for reducing heart disease risk includes eating a balanced diet with less saturated fat from red meats, more fresh fruits and vegetables, more fish, less sugar, more fiber and for many people, fewer total calories. We can reduce our chances of developing heart disease by eating a diet that is high in fruit and vegetable content. Add these foods to your diet to make your cardiovascular system more healthy.

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