Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The World's hottest hacker, Kristina Svechinskaya

21-year-old Russian Kristina Svechinskaya is already known as the next Anna Chapman. The girl was among four New York students who are accused of stealing at least $3 million from US accounts and another $9.5 million from UK bank accounts. The group used Zeus Trojan, which when clicked on in an attached email would monitor people’s computer activity and steal their user names and passwords.

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Interesting facts-Difference Between Wheel and Tyre

Difference Between Wheel and Tyre

A Wheel is a device that allows heavy objects to be moved easily through rotating on an axle through its center, facilitating movement or transportation while supporting a load (mass), or performing labor in machines.

While Tyre is the outer part of the Wheel made-up with Rubber and mostly use in vehicles for smooth movement.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Did you know-Announced Dead

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Bizarre facts-Fleas

Fleas are known to engage in sex immediately after feasting on rabbit's blood specifically if the opportunity presents itself.

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Dark world-The woman responsible for HP CEO Mark Hurd’s Downfall

HP CEO Mark Hurd resigned from his post in one of the biggest multinational tech companies in the world and for what reason? Sexual Harassment! Well, that was the initial report people read but after further investigation it seems that those accusations were baseless.

Now, the woman “behind the iron mask” unveiled herself in public – contrary to the silent treatment made by her legal counsel to the press people and kept her mouth shut to disclose the complainant’s identity. The lady – or should we say actress – was none other than Jodie Fisher. You might be thinking, “Who the heck is Jodie Fisher”? Some folks even thought of “Jodie Foster” as the complainant but when the water became clearer, the not-so-famous name of this actress surfaced.

According to reports, Ms. Jodie Fisher revealed to the public that she and Mr. Hurd did not engage in any sexual acts nor had any sexual relationship – which is consistent with the earlier findings. The 50-year old actress and businesswoman knew Hurd via her contract jobs in HP. She get paid for $5,000 per event to greet people and make introductions among executives. Ms Fisher described her relationship with the former CEO as:

I first met Mark in 2007 when I interviewed for a contractor job at the company. At HP, I was under contract to work at high-level customer and executive summit events held around the country and abroad. I prepared for those events, worked very hard and enjoyed working for HP. I have resolved my claim with Mark privately, without litigation, and I do not intend to comment on it further.


dark-worldNow, Is this girl crazy or something? Why would she file a sexual harassment complaint if she and Mr. Hurd did not have any sexual contact in the first place?

In the end, Mr. Hurd walked away with over $40 million as a severance pay for his years of service with HP. The investigative committee found out that the former CEO was instead guilty of “falsifying documents” and not of any uncouth acts. On the other hand, news and blogs have its focus on the dumb blonde Jodie Fisher.

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Amazing dogs-Neapolitan Mastiff and Portuguese Water Dog

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It takes a pretty fierce dog to be the pet of ancient Romans, but the Neapolitan Mastiff was up for the challenge.


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Most breeders believe the Portuguese Water Dog originated in the Central-Asian steppe around 700 B.C.E


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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Interesting facts-Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island (sometimes informally referred to as simply Alcatraz or by its pop-culture name, The Rock) is a small island located in the middle of San Francisco Bay in California, United States. It served as a lighthouse, then a military fortification, then a military prison followed by a federal prison until 1963, when it became a national recreation area. The first European to discover the island was Juan de Ayala in 1775, who charted the San Francisco Bay and named the island "La Isla de los Alcatraces", which means "Island of the Pelicans".The discovery of gold in California in 1848 brought thousands of ships to San Francisco Bay, creating an urgent need for a navigational lighthouse. In response, Alcatraz lighthouse #1 was erected and lit in the summer of 1853. Because of its natural isolation in the middle of a bay, surrounded by cold water and strong sea currents, Alcatraz was soon considered by the U.S. Army as an ideal location for holding captives. Alcatraz was the Army's first long-term prison, and it was already beginning to build its reputation as a tough detention facility by exposing inmates to harsh conditions and iron fisted discipline. Due to rising operational costs because of its location, the Military Department decided to close this famous prison in 1934, and it was subsequently taken over by the Department of Justice and later became the famous federal prison and finally a recreation area.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

What the Iraq War could have bought instead-Healthcare

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Amazing facts-Expressions Explained

Expressions Explained

In George Washington's days, there were no cameras. One's image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are "limbs," therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the expression, "Okay, but it'll cost you an arm and a leg."

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As incredible as it sounds, men and women took baths only twice a year (May and October)! Women kept their hair covered, while men shaved their heads (because of lice and bugs) and wore wigs. Wealthy men could afford good wigs made from wool. They couldn't wash the wigs, so to clean them they would carve out a loaf of bread, put the wig in the shell, and bake it for 30 minutes. The heat would make the wig big and fluffy, hence the term "big wig." Today we often use the term "here comes the Big Wig" because someone appears to be or is powerful and wealthy.

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In the late 1700s, many houses consisted of a large room with only one chair. Commonly, a long wide board folded down from the wall, and was used for dining. The "head of the household" always sat in the chair while everyone else ate sitting on the floor. Occasionally a guest, who was usually a man, would be invited to sit in this chair during a meal. To sit in the chair meant you were important and in charge. They called the one sitting in the chair the "chair man." Today in business, we use the expression or title "Chairman" or "Chairman of the Board."

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Personal hygiene left much room for improvement. As a result, many women and men had developed acne scars by adulthood. The women would spread bee's wax over their facial skin to smooth out their complexions. When they were speaking to each other, if a woman began to stare at another woman's face she was told, "mind your own bee's wax." Should the woman smile, the wax would crack, hence the term "crack a smile." In addition, when they sat too close to the fire, the wax would melt...therefore, the expression losing face."

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Ladies wore corsets, which would lace up in the front. A proper and dignified woman, as in "straight laced," wore a tightly tied lace.

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Common entertainment included playing cards. However, there was a tax levied when purchasing playing cards but only applicable to the "Ace of Spades." To avoid paying the tax, people would purchase 51 cards instead.

Yet, since most games require 52 cards, these people were thought to be stupid or dumb because they weren't "playing with a full deck."

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Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones, TV's or radios the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs, and bars. They were told to "go sip some ale" and listen to people's conversations and political concerns. Many assistants were dispatched at different times. You go sip here" and "You go sip there." The two words "go sip" were eventually combined when referring to the local opinion and, thus we have the term "gossip."

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Amazing pictures-Bees take control of bicycle

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Strange facts-SOPA

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Amazing facts-Natural Wonder of the World - Halong Bay

In the Official New 7 Wonders of Nature, Halong Bay is one of 28 finalists in a global vote on the seven most spectacular natural spaces in the world.

it's been no small thing for Halong Bay to be culled from, first 440 different locations in 220 countries, and then from among 77 locations to be among the 28 finalists.

No wonder the colonial French used to consider Halong Bay the eighth wonder of the world.

Here's how the British journalist Jon Swain describes the bay in his remarkable memoir, The River of Time:
"My French journalist friends who had covered the Indo-China war used to talk with a far-away look in their eyes about the beauty of Ha Long. The bay had the ethereal quality of a Chinese silk screen: towering rocks covered with vegetation jutted like dragon's fangs out of fifty miles of emerald water. Coastal junks with their bat wing sails, reddish-brown, glided through the rock-studded bay; the whole composition so peaceful and unusual that it seemed not of this world."


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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What the Iraq War could have bought instead-Relief for Middle class

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Interesting facts-The world's first MP3 player

World's First MP3 Player (1998): MPMan 32MB

Released in 1998, the Eiger Labs MPMan was the world's first MP3 player, boasting 32MB of internal memory - expandable to 64MB. Available in F10 or F20 models, the latter boasting SmartMedia compatibility, this player set you back a mere $69 + shipping. It measures a slim 91 x 70 x 16.5 mm.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Strange happenings-Wedding drama

In Chinese Town ChangChun, a young girl dressed in wedding dress decided to kill herself after she found out that the man who she was about to marry had left her and got married with someone else. She was eventually saved by rescuers.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

What the War in Iraq could have bought instead-Fight AIDS

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Interesting facts-Why invest in laughter

Why invest in laughter

It is impossible to worry while you're laughing.

Humor cuts stress levels in half.

Laughing helps you to stay happy and healthy and helps you return to good health when ill.

Laughter increases, by 20%, the activity of killer cells within the body which serve to destroy viruses and tumor cells.

Train yourself to look for the comedy in your chaos.

A sense of humor is the number one survival skill.

George Bernard Shaw once said, "When you find something funny search it for hidden truth."

Humor helps us cope, conquer, and carry on.

A good laugh is not only the result of humor, it is often also the cause.

The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter and the spirit heals with joy.

The best exercise is jumping for joy.

We begin to solve our problems when we begin to see the humor in them.

When we feel like laughing the least , we need it most.

If it feels good to laugh, then laugh to feel good.

A sense of humor is not inherited, it is learned.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Did you know-Burning junk food

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Amazing facts-Extreme weight loss

It's hard to believe but this girl lost more than 111 lbs (50 kg) over one year. She used to weigh 214 lbs (93 kg), then she went to 103 lbs (47 kg) and realized that this weight loss was to extreme for her and she looks very skinny and unhealthy. So now she is trying to gain back some weight.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Disgusting food dishes from around the World-Bat soup

Bat Soup

Even though bats are considered to be notorious disease carriers, they are still served in soups cooked mainly in Thailand and Guam, and even in some parts of China.

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Did you know-Compact discs

Compact discs read from the inside to the outside edge, the reverse of how a record works.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Amazing pictures-Venice, knee deep in water

See what climatic changes have done to Venice. St. Marks Square is now under knee deep in sea water. See the coffee tables half submerged. it is predicted that Venice will be gone by 100 years due to the sea level getting higher and higher.

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Strange facts-Penguin girl

Ruth Davis, the penguin girl had seal limbs a disease called phocomelia. It is what gave her the penguin appearance.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day special-The broken hearted

What becomes of the broken-hearted?

A hospital clinic for the broken-hearted has been set up in Germany to give emergency treatment to those who have been dumped.

Set up by Munich based Doctor Birgit Delisle, the clinic in the Schwabing Hospital is aimed primarily at lovesick teenagers who do not know how to cope with a broken heart. "Having your heart broken can lead to physical and psychological problems, from loss of appetite which leads to sudden weight loss to unbelievable pain that drives many people to take drastic measures."

The free clinic in the Bavarian capital will have experts on hand to advise both sexes on how to cope with being single.

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Bizarre facts-World’s first male mother

World’s First Male Mother

Thomas Beatie was born as a woman before she went through a surgery to be a man ten years ago. When his 34-year-old wife Nancy could not conceive due to hysterectomy, Thomas Beatie decided that he had the baby himself through artificial insemination.

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Interesting facts-Accounts of Dead people

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Amazing pictures-Moving big houses in Germany

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Amazing animals-Rare breeds of dogs

Lhasa Apso
Lhasa Apsos’ flowing hair and big brown eyes may make them look pretty sweet, but these dogs definitely have a tough side.

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Komondor
The Komondor is a Hungarian breed of dog that has a very distinctive, corded coat that closely resembles dreadlocks.
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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Amazing Horseshoe lakes

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Created due to meandering of Colorade River, it is almost an ox bow lake. The magnificent lake is at the downstream of Lake Powell in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

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Horseshoe Lake, Canada

This lake is formed due to wide meanders cutting Main River. The lake is of thee shape of a horse shoe and is located along the Red River in Morris.

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Strange facts-Mobile phone gun

This is what Airport Security found in a cell phone.

When you see the pictures below, you will understand why they want our cell phones to go through the x-ray machine.

Cell phone GUNS have arrived. Beneath the digital phone face is a .22 calibre handgun capable of firing four rounds in rapid succession - using the standard telephone keypad. European law enforcement officials are stunned by the discovery of these deadly decoys.

Only when you have one in your hand do you realize that they are heavier than a regular cell phone.


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