Tuesday, April 28

Pet sacrifice.

Don't be alarmed that some one is sacrificing his pet as part of a religious belief. This sacrifice is something else.

A woman is making clothes by recycling pet's fur. Her name is Danelle German. She lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

She owns a business of recycling cat fur. She sais she was inspired when her friend asked her to clip her pet's hair so that it could be spun into yarn.

It is not uncommon for owners of pet to shorn their fur during summer. Now, Danelle capitalizes on the shaved of pet fur.

Here, watch this YouTube video clip:

Here is book titled "Knitting With Dog Hair:" that tells you how to make a sweater made from dog hair.

It is for sale at Amazon for $13.67


Saturday, April 25

Camelback displays increases the sales.

Call me a conservative; I don’t care. I have a reason for going to the same hotel every year on our wedding anniversary. No, it is not because of the food but because of the way the food is displayed using highly attractive table covers.

The dessert area in the buffet room is my favorite spot. The range of ice creams and fruit salads decorate the circular table as seen in the picture here.

Even at the entrance of the restaurant, visitors to the hotel will stop at the Octagon shaped table top display that mentions the special food and beverages being served at the restaurant.

Like me, it seems the hotel too is firm on using creatively arranged trade show exhibits to mount nearly 50 courses of food and more than 15 varieties ice creams.

My husband who never fails to pass on his heart felt compliments to the hotel staff, will be received with remembrance and shown to the coolest spot in the restaurant.

So, we have to wait for exactly 30 more days to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary at.. yes, the same hotel that we have been going for the past 20 plus years.

Best syringe for insulin injections.

Needles that are called as syringes in the medical world came into vogue as early as 13th century but the fine syringes that we use to pierce the skin with minimum discomfort were developed by Charles Gabriel Pravaz and Alexander Wood in 1853.

The world’s largest syringe manufacturers are located in Britain and the world’s largest medical supplies dealer is AllegroMedical.com. They are probably the oldest online dealer of life enhancing products.

They later diversified their range of products to Exercise & Fitness Equipment, Nutritional Dietary Supplements, Maternity/Baby Supplies and Outdoor Gear.

Allegromedical.com offers extraordinary search facility of their products. You can search for products by brand name as well by category. Another unique feature of their search engine is you can use it to search for products by body condition.

It is a big website with over 55,000 medical, health and nutrition products. My husband buys syringes from them for his insulin shots.

Friday, April 24

361 intelligent civilizations in our galaxy .

We believe we are an intelligent civilization in the Milky way Galaxy. We also know that that there thousands of other such galaxies and we expect to find earth like civilizations in those galaxies.

As of February 2009, scientists have counted 361 intelligent civilizations in our galaxy alone. There may be more also.

What we fail to guess is we firmly believe we are the only intelligent life and so, we only look for similar form life. Human eyes and other senses are very inferior. We can't hope to see and identify other forms of life that surround us and in the space.

Our Milky Way Galaxy..Milky way Galaxy Image by Sir Mervs via Flickr

The discovery of more than 330 planets outside our solar system in recent years has helped refine the number of life forms that are likely to exist.

BBC news

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Tuesday, April 21

Do you know Shakuntala Devi?

Shakuntala Devi, the prodigal mathematician is believed to be a reincarnation of Ramanujam though both had different skills in mathematics.

While Ramanujam
saw mathematical relationships as expressed in equations and identities; Shakuntala Devi iss a genius in mental mathematics.

S. Devi is also a calendar calculator. If you give her a date in the past, she will tell you the day of that date in a few seconds. Remarkable!.

Do you know that Shakuntala Devi never attended school? In fact she never got training formally in math.

Do you know that her father was a lion tamer in a circus?

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Thursday, April 16

Do you know the four eyed fish?

Image of Four eyed fish from Google.
Anableps, a fish looks like it has four eyes. But it only has two eyes. Only the south Americans and Mexicans are fortunate to have seen the fish as it frequents the rivers and estuaries from southern Mexico to northern South America.

They have eyes raised above the top of the head and divided in two different parts, so that they can see below and above the water surface at the same time.

The top half is for seeing in the air; the bottom half is for underwater.

Monday, April 13

Amusing list of rare facts.

Wonderful and amazing rare facts. Enthrall your children. Entertain your friends. Show off your knowledge.

* There are between 50,000 - 60,000 spiders in the average suburban acre.
* A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans!
* The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapiki maungahoron- ukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill.
* King Henry III of France, Louis XVI of France and Napoleon all suffered from ailurophobia--fear of cats.
* A flute made of bone is the oldest playable musical instrument in the world. It’s a flute carved from a bird’s wing bone more than 9,000 years ago. The flute was discovered with other flutes at an ancient burial site in China.
* The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.

Data and image courtesy: Google

Thursday, April 9

Do you know Aquas del Amor?

El Dorado Royale - Riviera Maya, MexicoEl Dorado Royale - Riviera Maya, Mexico

“Aquas del Amor” means outdoor, ceiling-free showers.

If there is still some romance left in you, you might have imagined taking shower with your spouse beneath nothing but star filled sky.

For that, you should plan a cancun family vacations and at El Dorado Royale Resort in Riviera Maya. Yes, I mean a family vacation that should expose your children to heavenly luxuries that only the ancient Moghul Kings indulged in.

El Dorado Royale Resort developed by Karisma Hotels is no ordinary beach resort set in amidst crowded buildings. It is set on over a mile of unspoiled beach in 450 acres of tropical rainforest where whims are predicted and solutions ready to indulge and pamper.

While you let your children enjoy scuba diving or snorkeling, you can experience milk baths and aromatic massages in the dedicated spa.

For reservations, call Pamela Johnston 212-629-8445 or email her at pamela@pjinc.net

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Tuesday, April 7

Do you know US Anthem has 3 verses?

How many of the US citizens know that their country's anthem has three verses? I read that everyone knows only the first one. Is it true?

I know only this much:
* The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States of America.
* The lyrics come from a poem written in 1814
* It was written by a 35-year-old amateur poet named Francis Scott Key.

I want to know the details. I searched the web but could not find what I was looking for. I need to know the answers immediately for a specific purpose.

Antone to help me please?

Saturday, April 4

Fire walking made easier.

I am actually under firm opinion that only certain Indian can walk on fire. Even near my house, there will be an annual fire walking ceremony will be held in front of a Amman Temple. Fire walking is regarded as a highly religious ritual in Tamilnadu.

Just 15 minutes ago, my impression was shattered when I read that fire walking ceremony is also held in other parts of the world.

In 1969, at San Pedro Manrique in Spain, the author of a newspaper column found the bed of simmering coal too hot even to stand near the fire bed. He witnessed with awe, two members of a French TV crew remaining behind walk across the coals with no adverse effects.

The author, an American was egged on to walk on fire. He was asked to
make sure his feet are brushed free of grass and twigs. He then placed his feet firmly on the fire bed and walked across without any further hesitation and exited without any discomfort.

His uttered only this: "What a spiritual experience!"

Wednesday, April 1

Trees talk and kill.

But don't worry, trees that I am talking about won't kill humans but their predators only.

I happen to read an 18 year old issue of Science Frontiers that mentioned about killer trees that talk. By 'talk', I mean they send out signals to other trees of their own species that there is a predator at large.

The predators are 'Antelopes'.
The trees are Acacia.
The talking method is sending out a signal through air not in the form of sound buy by a unique method.

Here it is:
Antelopes nibble at Acacia trees. The trees then produce tannin in quantities that are sufficient to kill the antelopes within two weeks of eating the leaves.

To warn other acacia trees, the first victim tree emits ethylene into the air which can travel up to 50 yards. The ethylene warns other trees of impending danger, which then step up their own production of leaf tannin within just five to ten minutes.

Hunab Ku-The Great Mayan God.

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