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Aug 30, 2008

Interesting Tricks of the Body

Body tricks to try out when you are bored. I really like the toothache one!

1. If your throat tickles, scratch your ear.

When you were 9, playing your armpit was a cool trick. Now, as an adult, you can still appreciate a good body-based feat, but you're more discriminating. Take that tickle in your throat; it's not worth gagging over. Here's a better way to scratch your itch: "When the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it creates a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm," says Scott Schaffer, M.D., president of an ear, nose and throat specialty center in Gibbsboro, New Jersey. "This spasm relieves the tickle."

2. Experience supersonic hearing!

If you're stuck chatting up a mumbler at a cocktail party, lean in with your right ear. It's better than your left at following the rapid rhythms of speech, according to researchers at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. If, on the other hand, you're trying to identify that song playing softly in the elevator, turn your left ear toward the sound. The left ear is better at picking up music tones.

3. Overcome your most primal urge!

Need to pee? No bathroom nearby? Fantasize about Jessica Simpson. Thinking about sex preoccupies your brain, so you won't feel as much discomfort, says Larry Lipshultz, M.D., chief of male reproductive medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine. For best results, try Simpson's "These Boots Are Made for Walking" video.

4. Feel no pain!

German researchers have discovered that coughing during an injection can lessen the pain of the needle stick. According to Taras Usichenko, author of a study on the phenomenon, the trick causes a sudden, temporary rise in pressure in the chest and spinal canal, inhibiting the pain-conducting structures of the spinal cord.

5. Clear your stuffed nose!

Forget Sudafed. An easier, quicker, and cheaper way to relieve sinus pressure is by alternately thrusting your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then pressing between your eyebrows with one finger. This causes the vomer bone, which runs through the nasal passages to the mouth, to rock back and forth, says Lisa DeStefano, D.O., an assistant professor at the Michigan State University college of osteopathic medicine. The motion loosens congestion; after 20 seconds, you'll feel your sinuses start to drain.

6. Fight fire without water!

Worried those wings will repeat on you tonight? "Sleep on your left side," says Anthony A. Star-poli, M.D., a New York City gastroenterologist and assistant professor of medicine at New York Medical College. Studies have shown that patients who sleep on their left sides are less likely to suffer from acid reflux. The esophagus and stomach connect at an angle. When you sleep on your right, the stomach is higher than the esophagus, allowing food and stomach acid to slide up your throat. When you're on your left, the stomach is lower than the esophagus, so gravity's in your favor.


7. Cure your toothache without opening your mouth!

Just rub ice on the back of your hand, on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger. A Canadian study found that this technique reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared with using no ice. The nerve pathways at the base of that V stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.

8. Make burns disappear!

When you accidentally singe your finger on the stove, clean the skin and apply light pressure with the finger pads of your unmarred hand. Ice will relieve your pain more quickly, Dr. DeStefano says, but since the natural method brings the burned skin back to a normal temperature, the skin is less likely to blister.

9. Stop the world from spinning!

One too many drinks left you dizzy? Put your hand on something stable. The part of your ear responsible for balance—the cupula—floats in a fluid of the same density as blood. "As alcohol dilutes blood in the cupula, the cupula becomes less dense and rises," says Dr. Schaffer. This confuses your brain. The tactile input from a stable object gives the brain a second opinion, and you feel more in balance. Because the nerves in the hand are so sensitive, this works better than the conventional foot-on-the-floor wisdom.

10. Unstitch your side!

If you're like most people, when you run, you exhale as your right foot hits the ground. This puts downward pressure on your liver (which lives on your right side), which then tugs at the diaphragm and creates a side stitch, according to The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Men. The fix: Exhale as your left foot strikes the ground.

11. Stanch blood with a single finger!

Pinching your nose and leaning back is a great way to stop a nosebleed—if you don't mind choking on your own O positive. A more civil approach: Put some cotton on your upper gums—just behind that small dent below your nose—and press against it, hard. "Most bleeds come from the front of the septum, the cartilage wall that divides the nose," says Peter Desmarais, M.D., an ear, nose, and throat specialist at Entabeni Hospital, in Durban, South Africa. "Pressing here helps stop them."

12. Make your heart stand still!

Trying to quell first-date jitters? Blow on your thumb. The vagus nerve, which governs heart rate, can be controlled through breathing, says Ben Abo, an emergency medical-services specialist at the University of Pittsburgh. It'll get your heart rate back to normal.

13. Thaw your brain!

Too much Chipwich too fast will freeze the brains of lesser men. As for you, press your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as much as you can. "Since the nerves in the roof of your mouth get extremely cold, your body thinks your brain is freezing, too," says Abo. "In compensating, it overheats, causing an ice-cream headache." The more pressure you apply to the roof of your mouth, the faster your headache will subside.

14. Prevent near-sightedness!

Poor distance vision is rarely caused by genetics, says Anne Barber, O.D., an optometrist in Tacoma, Washington. "It's usually caused by near-point stress." In other words, staring at your computer screen for too long. So flex your way to 20/20 vision. Every few hours during the day, close your eyes, tense your body, take a deep breath, and, after a few seconds, release your breath and muscles at the same time. Tightening and releasing muscles such as the biceps and glutes can trick involuntary muscles—like the eyes—into relaxing as well.

15. Wake the dead!

If your hand falls asleep while you're driving or sitting in an odd position, rock your head from side to side. It'll painlessly banish your pins and needles in less than a minute, says Dr. DeStefano. A tingly hand or arm is often the result of compression in the bundle of nerves in your neck; loosening your neck muscles releases the pressure. Compressed nerves lower in the body govern the feet, so don't let your sleeping dogs lie. Stand up and walk around.

16. Impress your friends!

Next time you're at a party, try this trick: Have a person hold one arm straight out to the side, palm down, and instruct him to maintain this position. Then place two fingers on his wrist and push down. He'll resist. Now have him put one foot on a surface that's a half inch higher (a few magazines) and repeat. This time his arm will fold like a house of cards. By misaligning his hips, you've offset his spine, says Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., co-owner of Results Fitness, in Santa Clarita, California. Your brain senses that the spine is vulnerable, so it shuts down the body's ability to resist.

17. Breathe underwater!

If you're dying to retrieve that quarter from the bottom of the pool, take several short breaths first—essentially, hyperventilate. When you're underwater, it's not a lack of oxygen that makes you desperate for a breath; it's the buildup of carbon dioxide, which makes your blood acidic, which signals your brain that somethin' ain't right. "When you hyperventilate, the influx of oxygen lowers blood acidity," says Jonathan Armbruster, Ph.D., an associate professor of biology at Auburn University. "This tricks your brain into thinking it has more oxygen." It'll buy you up to 10 seconds.

18. Read minds!

Your own! "If you're giving a speech the next day, review it before falling asleep," says Candi Heimgartner, an instructor of biological sciences at the University of Idaho. Since most memory consolidation happens during sleep, anything you read right before bed is more likely to be encoded as long-term memory.
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Aug 29, 2008

Sweet Facts About Chocolates

Everybody likes chocolates. Here are some sweet facts about chocolates.

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1. Chocolate is a good source of magnesium, potassium and calcium. Chocolate acts as a natural anti depressant.
2. Chocolate contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, which help in preventing cancer and heart diseases
3. Phenyl ethylamine in chocolate enhances endorphin levels in the body
4. Eat chocolate three times a month which will be able to add a year to your life
5. As chocolate is lower in caffeine than tea, coffee and coca cola, it stimulates our brain and makes it to work active
6. Chocolate contains Theo bromine, which enhances the nerve impulses faster
7. Chocolate works like energy booster because chocolate consumption releases a chemical into the body. This chemical is similar to what is produced when you are in love.
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Five Mysterious Historical Artifacts

Occasionally, archaeologists come across finds which are "out of time" - that is, they do not fall in line with our current history books.

1.Pre-Historic Aeroplanes from South America
Pre-Historic Aeroplanes

These objects shown in the photographs above have caused controversy.

Some believe that they are nothing more than highly ornate, stylised sculptures of flying insects, others believe that the objects are depictions of flying aircraft.

Why the controversy?

These artefacts, two inches long, made from gold, found in Peru are estimated to be 800 - 1000 years old!

Classified as “Sinu” a pre-Inca culture

The controversy was so great that in 1997, a prototype of the exact (scaled-up) shape of the object was re-created, a propeller and engine added, and it was proved to be an effective flying machine.

2.Micro-fine Russian Metal Screws

Micro-fine Russian Metal Screws

The objects photographed above were discovered by gold prospectors, between 1991 and 1993 in numerous sites along the river Narada in Russia.

They are spiral in shape and range in size from 0.003mm to 3cm.

They are made from various metals - copper, tungsten and molybdenum.

Tungsten and molybdenum have high melting points (6100 deg F and 4750 deg F) and are primarily used today for highly stressed weapon parts and vehicle armour.

Tests upon the objects date them at between 20,000 and 318,000 years old!

The burning question therefore is who made them, are what they were for?

3.The Piri Reis Map
Piri Reis Map

The map shown above was drawn out on Gazelle skin by Piri Reis, a famous Admiral of the Turkish fleet in 1513.

He used information from the Imperial Library of Constantinople from information he found which dated back to 4000 BC.

What makes this map remarkable is that it accurately depicts the entire Antarctic region before it was covered in ice.

Something that modern day cartography only managed to do (from above the ice) in 1949.

Scientists have various predictions in respect of the last time that the Antarctic was without ice - the earliest prediction is 4000 BC - the latest 13000 BC.

So which civilisation between 13000 BC and 4000 BC were capable of such detailed cartography!

Modern cartographers have also commented that to compile such a detailed and accurate map, information would have had to have been taken from an aerial view - which only serves to deepen the mystery.

4.Mexican Dinosaur Statues

Mexican Dinosaur Statues

These statues pictured above, along with 33,000 other similar ones (all of varied but known dinosaur species) were discovered in 1945 during an archaeological dig in Acambaro, Mexico.

They are thought to have been made by the Chupicuaro Culture who lived in this region of Mexico between 800 and 200 BC.

Yet archaeologists assert that dinosaurs became extinct around 65 million years ago and that mans knowledge of them is limited to the last 200 years.

5.The Kingoodie Hammer

Kingoodie Hammer

The object pictured above is believed to be a hammer, made of nailed iron and wood.

It was discovered in 1844 in the Kingoodie quarry in Scotland, within a slab of red sandstone.

This all sounds very ordinary until it is explained that the sandstone encasing the hammer has been studied and dated by geologists, and is known to be between 360 and 408 million years old.

To get some measure of the enormity of this find, homo sapiens are said to have evolved just 400 thousand years ago.
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Aug 28, 2008

Duracell Battery Illusion

Duracell Battery Illusion
This is one of the most powerful battery in this world Duracell. This is actually a painting at the backside of the bus but it looks so real.
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Aug 27, 2008

Student's Corner:- Brain Strain

Each of the following questions has a paragraph from which the last sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way:

Q.1.

In some ways Freud can be regarded as a modern Hobbesian. Hobbes had insisted that at bottom humans are savage brutes whose natural impulses would inevitably lead to murder, torture and pilferage, if left unchecked. To curb this beast within, they entered into a social contract in some distant past and subordinated themselves to a larger social unit, the state. Like Hobbes, Freud regarded the basic human instincts as a seething cauldron of pleasure-seeking that blindly strives for gratification regardless of the consequences.

(a) This savage, munificent human nature has to be unrestrained by civilisation.

(b) This savage, atavistic human nature has to be unfettered by civilisation.

(c) This savage, egocentric human nature has to be tempestuous by civilisation.

(d) This savage, selfish human nature has to be tamed by civilisation.

Q.2.

I move now to my substantive notion of free will. I claim that we choose a large number of things. To begin with, we choose our beliefs. Secondly, we choose many of our bodily movements. Thirdly, we choose many of our mental processes (by analogy, mental movements) such as whether we will think and what we will think about. A more precise breakdown would be difficult, but fortunately everyone already has a pretty clear idea of the boundaries: the pumping of the heart is involuntary, whereas speaking is; accepting a belief is voluntary, but having an emotion is not.

(a) Unfortunately, many a soul does not have a clear idea about the differentiation between the two.

(b) Hence, life is more of a choice than a chance.

(c) Thinking about free will is voluntary, but seeing what is in front of my face when my eyes are open is not.

(d) Fourthly, we choose many of our day-to-day decisions.

Q.3.

"There is one thing that worries me, Mr. Hill", said the cargo egghead. "It’s Steve," said Hill. The company has always maintained the tradition of first names, from the highest to the humblest, with the sole exception of the Chief himself.

(a) The Chief considers himself to be above all and sundry.

(b) Steve brought in the concept of first-name greeting.

(c) The informality underwrites the one-team ethos.

(d) Steve was deliberately being humble so as to achieve the deal.

Q.4.

Nature is regulated not only by a microscope rule base but by powerful and general principles of organisation. Some of these principles are known, but the vast majority are not. New ones are being discovered all the time. At higher levels of sophistication the causeand-effect relationships are harder to document, but there is no evidence that the hierarchical descent of law found in the primitive world is superseded by anything else. Thus if a simple physical phenomenon can become effectively independent of the more fundamental laws from which it descends, so can we. I am carbon, but I need not have been.

(a) I may have been silicon, but nature seems to have other ideas.

(b) I have a meaning transcending the atoms from which I am made.

(c) The fundamental laws will remain independent irrespective of which I am made.

(d) I may have descended from other phenomena, but the fundamental laws never change.

Q.5.

The man from the Tora Bora spoke of the destruction of his family by an American rocket and of his joy that he would soon see them again while bringing justice at last to the Great Satan. As he spoke, he realized that none of this was ever going to reach any shore in physical form. It would all have to be transmitted by Suleiman in data-stream before he too died and his equipment with him. What no one seemed to know was how they would die and what justice would be visited upon the USA - the exception being the explosives expert and Suleiman himself.

(a) Every cloud has a silver lining; Suleiman is bribable.

(b) Nevertheless, the revenge of the man from Tora Bora is soon to be realised.

(c) But they revealed nothing.

(d) But the explosives expert and Suleiman hate the Great Satan far more than the man from Tora Bora does.
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Aug 26, 2008

20 Greatest lightning shots

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25 of Lovely Knobs and Knockers You Will Want to Touch

The world is full of lovely knobs and knockers. Here is a broad selection of the big, the bold, the brassy and the beautiful. A word of warning though, they are accompanied by some of the most excruciating knock knock jokes of all time.

Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Kean u

Kean u Who?
Kean u let me in? It's getting cold out here!
Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Scott

Scott Who?
Scott nothing to do with you.

Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Buddha

Buddha Who?
Buddha this slice of bread for me, will you?
Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Tad

Tad Who?
Tad Ol' devil called love again
Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Ivan

Ivan Who?
Ivan my money back, give me my money back!
Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Juicy

Juicy Who?
Juicy what I just saw, juicy it?
Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Zizi

Zizi Who?
Zizi when you know how!
Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Julie

Julie Who?
Julie your door unlocked all the time?
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Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Ida

Ida Who?
Ida your face, you're way too ugly!
Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Candy

Candy Who?
Candy cow jump over the moon?
Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Sadie

Sadie Who?
Sadie Pledge of Allegiance and be a good American!
Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Maida

Maida Who?
Maida Force be with you!
Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Eamon

Eamon Who?
Eamon in a good mood today, come right in!
Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Doris

Doris Who?
Doris locked, that's why I'm knocking!
Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Norma Lee

Norma Lee Who?
Norma Lee I don't go around knocking on doors but do you want to buy a vacuum cleaner?
Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Tank

Tank Who?
You're welcome!
Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Wendy

Wendy Who?
Wendy red red robin comes bob bob bobbin'
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Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Dexter

Dexter Who?
Dexter halls with boughs of holly!
Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Aardvark

Aardvark who?
Aardvark a million miles for one of your smiles!
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Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Hawaii

Hawaii who?
I'm fine thanks, Hawaii you?
Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Pecan

Pecan who?
Pecan someone your own size
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Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Annie

Annie who?
Annie thing you can do, I can do better!
Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Donna

Donna who?
Donna sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me!
Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Amos

Amos who?
A mosquito bit me on my ankle!
Lovely Knobs and Knockers

Knock Knock!

Who's there?
Police

Police who?
Police stop telling these awful knock knock jokes!
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