Best Laptop Brands 2011

Looking for the best Laptop
Here's some of the best laptop brands out there that's worth your money

Acer: Though the features and innovation are not high here, Acer offers good value for money, thanks to its low pricing strategy. Performance is just average but satisfactory for the price you pay. One of the best laptop brands for college students.

Apple: Many people's favorite laptop brand since it offers great performance and great aesthetics. Can be a bit on the pricey side, but the advanced features are totally worth it.

ASUS: One of the most steadily improving brands that is making the big boys look over their shoulders. The transition from making netbooks to making notebooks is one that ASUS has handled very well indeed.

Dell: Definitely one of the best laptop brands around. Dell offers a lot of choices and its versatility is commendable. Designs need some work though, but this is an aspect that they are constantly striving to improve.

Fujitsu: Not one of the most well-known brands around, and they are more efficient at building tablets instead. Buy a Fujitsu laptop only if you are getting a really attractive deal for the machine.

Gateway: This is a subset brand of Acer and no one is really sure why they are still around. Their features and performance levels are the same as that of Acer, and their USP is value for money as well.

HP: This brand offers some great models and some impressive designs as well, but for some reason people are not very happy with their machines. This could be due to a lack of proper tech support and pretty unimpressive after sales support.

Lenovo: This is one of the best laptop brands around today, and the last year was a very good one indeed. Some stylish new machines have been developed by them, and they are going through a complete revival of their fortunes at the moment.

Samsung: In recent years, Samsung seems to have lost interest in their laptop division. Some new machines that are lined up for release this year seem promising, but the jury is still out.

Sony: Sony's VAIO series are some of the best laptop brands for gaming, and they offer very good performance levels, designs and customer satisfaction. These are great machines to buy and you will not regret your decision one bit.

Toshiba: Another lumbering giant, Toshiba offers good features but performance levels are disappointing. They need to take some impressive steps pretty soon before they are rendered obsolete.

Take your pick, which among them is the best?
Right now, I do have a Samsung Laptop, and so far I haven't encounter any issues yet.

ABS's of a Relationship

Here's an  ABC that can help make a relationship stay and last long.

A - Absolutely adore each other
B - Be best friends
C - Compromise
D - Discover new things together
E - Encourage each other
F - Forgive and forget
G - Gaze into each others eyes
H - Hold hands and hug a lot
I - Inspire and intrigue each other
J - Joke and laugh and have fun
K - Kiss Kiss Kiss ;-)
L - Love with all your hearts
M - Marvel at each other's talents
N - Nature each other's soul
O - Overcome problem together
P - Play games
Q - Quiet each other's fears
R - Remember the little things
S - Say "I love you" everyday
T - Take time for tenderness
U - Understand and care deeply
V - Value everything you share
W - Wish on stars together
X - X-press your true feelings
Y - Yearn for each other's touch
Z - Zzzzz in each other's arm

A Year of LOVE cycle

Now this is funny but I don't believe in this one.
If  there's a week of love, how about a year of love.
So here's the cycle. Enjoy reading.



Since it's almost Valentines, I've been into reading articles related to love.
And I just read an article about different types of kisses.

Here it goes.
Air Kiss - the act of touching cheek-to-cheek and kissing the air. May be accompanied by the onomatopoeic word 'Mwah'.
Eskimo Kisses - where two people rub their noses together.
French Kiss - a kiss involving the use of tongue, known as the 'baiser amoureux', or 'love kiss' or 'baiser avec la langue', 'kiss with the tongue'.
Woodpecker Kiss - more commonly known as a 'peck', a quick, in a hurry kiss.
Written Kiss - using 'x' in writing or typing to denote a kiss, eg, 'xxx' at the end of an email, sometimes added to written 'hugs', 'ooo'.
Virtual kiss - Used in some online chatrooms, a virtual kiss is given with this symbol :-*
Hershey's Kisses - bite-sized pieces of chocolate, though this is not a kiss but this could be given on Valentines Day.

How about you guys? Which type of kiss is your fave?
This Valentines, give lots of kisses,and  most specially love...

Must see 2011 MOVIES

Well, I do love watching movies and I just came across a list of Top 2011 Action Movies and I can't wait till to see them on the big screen.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

The famous pirate movie franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean is coming out with another addition, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides". This new addition will be released on the 20th of may 2011. It was previously supposed to be named the fountain of youth.

In this movie, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley won’t be appearing. The story is mainly about the fountain of youth and the journey towards finding it. Jack Sparrow and Barbossa finds out that Blackbeard and his daughter are also after the magical fountain.


With a huge list of superhero movies going to be released this year, Thor is one of the most awaited one, but surely after the Avengers and Captain America. Thor will be one of the superheroes in the movie "The Avengers", which is scheduled to release next year.

Thor is a story about a powerful and arrogant warrior who was unknowingly responsible for dark forces to enter into their kingdom and cause destruction. With an exciting trailer, we sure believe that this movie will be one of the best. Thor will be launched on the last week of April.

Transformers: The Dark Of The Moon

The transformer series is something that the world is not going to forget in a long time! It is like one of the best visually appealing movies complemented with a great story line. Transformers 3 will not be featuring Megan Fox as she had publicly insulted Michael Bay, which ended up with her getting fired. This movie will be released on the first week of July.

The Dark of the moon trailer just urges your anxiety to another level. The autobots on earth finds out about the Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon and so does the Decepticons. These two powerful groups might clash and end up in a final battle.

Fast Five

Fast five is the 5 part of the famous The Fast and The Furious franchise. The previous one didn’t go as well as expected but this movie is expected to make up for it. Fast Five consist of a huge star cast - Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, etc. With names like those, tickets will sell like hot pancakes.

Dominic and his crew once again end up in the wrong side of the law. A relentless federal agent makes his life difficult and is pressured from a ruthless drug lord. Fast Five is expected to release on the last week of April.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

The first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows went on to be a great hit with strong performance, great story and amazing visuals. Director David Yates wants the last part of the Harry Potter series to end with a bang. The second part of the Deathly Hallow will be released on the 15th of July 2011.

Harry, Hermione and Ron go in search of the final horcrux at Hogwarts to finally end the Dark Lords life. But it is obviously not going to be easy. The final battle will be really fun to see.

Captain America: The First Avenger

Chris Evans has acted in a bunch of action movies and is surely the best pick for Captain America. Set to launch in the last week of July, Captain America is another superhero movie which is lined up for 2011 launch. Captain America will also appear in the 2012 movie "The Avengers".

Steve Rogers was considered unfit to serve the military. So, he volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America. He was injected with a serum that enhances his human abilities to a great level.

Green Lantern

Green Lantern is another superhero movie which will impress many people. Green Lantern shows us a whole new side to the superhero arena. Unlike DCs other superhero movies, i.e fighting bad people to protect people, the green lantern shows how this person creates peace within the universe.

Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) is a test pilot who was chosen to receive a mystical green ring that bestows him with universal powers. He is allowed into an intergalactic squadron where peace within the galaxy is maintained. The Green Lantern is expected to release in the 3rd week of June.

Sherlock Holmes 2

The first Sherlock Holmes movies was unexpectedly an awesome movie. It shocked its audience with its strong cast performance, brilliant visuals, great story and screen play. Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law make a great team together.

The second movie is about Sherlock and Watson joining forces to defeat their greatest enemy Professor Moriarty. It would have been fun to see Brad Pitt as Moriarty, but Jared Harris is a great villain (coming from a Fringe Fan). The second Sherlock movie is to be released on the 16th December 2011.

Sucker Punch

From the creators of Sucker Punch and 300, comes this weirdly cool action movie, the Sucker Punch, starring Emily Browning, Jon Hamm and Vanessa Hudgens. This movie is an action filled visually appealing girl power enhanced packed thriller from Warner Brothers.

A young girl has brutally institutionalized by her stepfather where she finds only pain, suffering and sorrow. She envisions a strategy in her mind, reaches an alternative reality where she has superhuman strength and is on a quest to find her way out of the institution.

I am Number Four

From the directors of Eagle Eye and Disturbia, comes this teenage science fiction movie I Am Number Four. This has a similar story to the smallville series where alien kids have been sent to earth after their planet has been destroyed.

Can't wait for Transformers, Pirates of Caribbean and Harry Potter, they're on top of my list.
Also saw Thor and Green Lantern's trailers, and I must say, it's must see films, I guess all of them.
Hollywood keep them coming..... =D

Nurse Practitioners

As a registered nurse, I always wanted to be able to practice on my own, probably have a clinic so I did some research and read about becoming an NP

Nurse practitioner (NP) as defined is a registered nurse who has a license to work independently but has to maintain a close working relationships with surgeons and physicians.

So what are the main responsibilities of a Nurse Practitioner?
You can read more here

Hopefully one day, I'll be a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, how about you?


Here are 101 reason why we love..
And I can relate to almost all of them..
Enjoy reading guys...

1. I can be myself when I'm with you.
2. You fill up my senses, like the mountains in spring time.
3. You love me even with all my faults.
4. You are so beautiful to me.
5. I don't have to vacuum before you come over.
6. You're never boring.
7. Even when I'm grumpy, you still like me.
8. You let me give you a detailed description of how I spent my day.
9. Your idea of romance is dim lights, soft music, and just the two of us.
10. We both know that together we can work out anything.
11. You never make fun of me, even when I look like a clown.
12. Because you make me feel like I've never felt before.
13. I can tell you anything and you won't be shocked.
14. You never say, "Are you going to tell that story AGAIN?"
15. We can talk about everything or nothing--it's always okay with you.
16. You're the light in my life, you're the inspiration.
17. When you hold me tight, everything becomes alright.
18. I love sharing rainbow walks with you.
19. You always seem to know when things aren't going great.
20. Your undying faith is what keeps the flame of our love alive.
21. You never intimidate me.
22. You know how to bring a smile to my face.
23. You're always on my side.
24. We can talk over the telephone for hours together even if I've seen you the day before.
25. You're so dependable and trustworthy.
26. When I need to cry, you lend me a shoulder and a tissue.
27. When I'm with you, nothing else seems to matter.
28. 'Coz a smile from you can chase away all the blues.
29. When you listen, I know you're really listening and not just waiting for your turn to talk.
30. You and me together...we can make magic.
31. When you're around, everything's fun.
32. We're a perfect match.
33. We both really can't do without each other.
34. Thinking of you add a wonderful touch of love to my every day.
35. You've taught me the meaning of love and sharing. Our world is more complete because of it.
36. You understand me...even when I'm sobbing.
37. Every moment spent with you is one filled with fun.
38. Your idea of a big night out is just the two of us.
39. Your love gives me the feeling that the best is still ahead.
40. With you I feel, as if in a single lifetime, I have known the joy of a thousand years.
41. You at least pretend you're going to do what I suggest.
42. You never give up on me and that's what keeps me going.
43. You're as helpful as therapy, but you never charge me for it.
44. You're simply irresistible.
45. Sometimes you call just because you're thinking about me.
46. I can feel it, in the warmth of your touch, 'cause it touches my heart and soul.
47. For your sensitivity and support.
48. I love your smile...I really do. =)
49. Your terrific sense of know how to make me laugh.
50. I love you because you bring out the best in me.
51. You never get mad at me...even when I drive you up the wall.
52. 'Coz you're amazing, dazzling, and extra nice.
53. You understand if I forget something worth remembering.
54. In the story of my life, the best chapters are filled with you.
55. You always know just how to spoil me.
56. You're a good sport even when I'm not.
57. Every heartbeat belongs to you.
58. It's in the way you look at me and in your warm embrace.
59. Every time I look at you my heart misses a beat.
60. Every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure.
61. You're the one who holds the key to my heart.
62. I like sharing crazy times with you because you add the spice to my life.
63. When we're together, time just comes to a halt.
64. You can read my innermost thoughts.
65. Your loving gaze is enough to carry me through a long day.
66. You bring to me joy beyond measure.
67. Your idea of fun is laughing really hard and playing practical jokes.
68. You never snore while I'm talking to you.
69. Honey, you're that someone who makes happiness happen.
70. I feel so at ease in your arms.
71. Because of you, no matter what may come tomorrow, today my life is more complete.
72. Since the day you came into my life, everything's perfect.
73. We share the right kind of love.
74. You always say what I need to hear.
75. All I need to do is look at you and....
76. You're cool--no matter what the time, no matter what the place.
77. All the little things you do make such a big difference in my life.
78. I want to stay forever with you.
79. I can see my dreams come true in the ocean of your eyes.
80. You've taught me the meaning of love.
81. The softness of your voice is like satin on my soul.
82. You're so cuddlesome.
83. I love all the ways you give.
84. I just can't imagine being me without you.
85. You're my anchor in life's ocean and most of all, you're my best friend.
86. You're always on my mind. I just can't do without you.
87. Just a touch...and I lose my heart all over again.
88. You've seen me at my worst and you still love me.
89. You're so magnetic...I just keep coming back to you.
90. Love is what you mean to me...and you mean everything.
91. You are my theme for a dream.
92. You're someone I can be goofy with.
93. I enjoy being with you.
94. You'd give up your favorite pastime to be with me.
95. I can ask you a dumb question without feeling dumb.
96. Whenever I need it most you're there with your all-purpose hugs.
97. You excite me, delight me, ignite me.
98. You know all my secrets...and keep them.
99. You're too hot to handle.
100. I've had the time of my life and I owe it all to you.
101. There are endless reasons why I love you but the most important is...darling, knowing you is loving you.

How about you? 
Anymore reason why you love your girl/man?

Internet Addiction

Internet addiction is now a "Clinical Disorder".

Obsessive internet use is a public health problem which is so serious that time has come that it should be officially recognised as a clinical disorder, according to a leading psychiatrist. Sufferers spend unhealthy amounts of time playing online games, viewing pornography or emailing.

They suffer these common symptoms:

1. They forget to eat and sleep;
2. they need more advanced technology or more hours online as they develop "resistance" to the pleasure given by their current system;
3. if they are deprived of their computer, they experience genuine withdrawal symptoms;
4. And in common with other addictions, the victims also begin to have more arguments, to suffer fatigue, to get lower marks in tests and to feel isolated from society.

So are you an internet addict?
I also came across an internet addiction test.
You can check it here:  "Internet Addiction Test"

Laugh your hearts out

Comics, are one of a thousand ways that could entertain us especially on those boring and lame afternoons, and the the web is one rich source too.
Way back while I was looking for comics that could make me LOL,  I came across a list of pretty well establised comics.

I might as well share this list with you guys, they are worth checking out.

XKCD - XKCD is one of the most well-known web comics on the Internet. The web comic’s artist, Randall Munroe, describes it as a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.
One thing that’s easy to miss is that the last line of each comic is hidden in the picture’s caption. To see it, just hold your mouse over the picture and wait a second or two.

Garfield Minus Garfield - A unique adaptation of the long-running Garfield comic strip. The web comic’s creator describes the comic below:
“Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness in a quiet American suburb.”
This popular web comic even has the blessing of Jim Davis, Garfield’s creator.

The Perry Bible Fellowship - The Perry Bible Fellowship is a web comic created by Nicholas Gurewitch. Don’t let the name of the site fool you: The Perry Bible Fellowship is not focused on religion. Instead, the artist aims his unique sense of humor at a wide range of topics. As an added bonus, each comic is beautifully illustrated and full of color.

Married To The Sea - Married To The Sea combines old-timey drawings with modern wit. It is drawn by the husband and wife team of Drew and Natalie Dee.
They each have their own comics as well. Toothpaste For Dinner is Drew’s comic and you can find Natalie’s drawings at Natalie Dee.

F Minus - F Minus is a comic that started on the web and has since become syndicated in newspapers across the country. Artist Tony Carrillo’s style is often compared to Gary Larsen’s “The Far Side”.

3 Simple Words that can go a distance

These might be just simple words, but they surely goes a distance.
Words that could mean a lot, words with much meaning in them, words that could touch one's life.

I MISS YOU - Perhaps more marriages could be salvaged and strengthened if couples simply and sincerely said to each other, "I miss you." This powerful affirmation tells partners they are wanted, needed, desired and loved.

I RESPECT YOU - Respect is another way of showing love. Respect conveys the feeling that another person is a true equal. It is a powerful way to affirm the importance of a relationship.

MAYBE YOU'RE RIGHT - This phrase is highly effective in diffusing an argument and restoring frayed emotions. The flip side of "maybe you're right" is the humility of admitting "maybe I'm wrong."

PLEASE FORGIVE ME - Many broken relationships could be restored and healed if people would admit their mistakes and ask for forgiveness. All of us are vulnerable to faults, foibles and failures. A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.

I THANK YOU - Gratitude is an exquisite form of courtesy. People who enjoy the companionship of good, close friends are those who don't take daily courtesies for granted. They are quick to thank their friends for their many expressions of kindness. On the other hand, people whose circle of friends is severely constricted often do not have the attitude of gratitude.

COUNT ON ME - "A friend is one who walks in when others walk out," Loyalty is an essential ingredient for true friendship; it is the emotional glue that bonds people. Those who are rich in their relationships tend to be steady and true friends. When troubles come, a good friend is there, indicating "you can count on me."

LET ME HELP - The best of friends see a need and try to fill it. When they spot a hurt they do what they can to heal it. Without being asked, they pitch in and help.

I UNDERSTAND YOU - People become closer and enjoy each other more if they feel the other person accepts and understands them. Letting others know in so many little ways that you understand him or her is one of the most powerful tools for healing your relationship.

GO FOR IT - Some of your friends may be non conformists, have unique projects and unusual hobbies. Support them in pursuing their interests. Rather than urging your loved ones to conform, encourage their uniqueness-everyone has dreams that no one else has.

Lastly the most special one . I LOVE YOU. Always make it to a point everyday to let them feel how much you love them. =D


Now we have an actual Geforce Squad in the making.
I just read an article about mice being trained to detect would-be bombers and drug couriers at airports.

Funny tough, why won't they use hamsters or Guinea pigs? They're much cuter and adorable.

But the technology is in it's early phase, but who knows one day, these mice can work side by side with the bomb sniffing dogs, possibly saving millions of lives. Then we can have an "Animal Bomb Squad Unit"? How cool is that.

More on this Story.

Mice trained for airport security


I just read this article about scientists developing cyberhug...
Sounds weird but the concept is that computers can do such by using electrical sensors. This I guess would be perfect for those who are miles apart, and cyberhugs can potentially bridge the distance.

Here's the full article. Scientists develop the 'cyberhug'

If this is for real, I'd like to give you all a very warm hug..
I wonder, would there be a cyberkiss too?

and let the hugging begin....

De-Stressing ourselves..

I've been getting a lot of stress lately. Stress from work, problems and all sort of things around me. Stress as defined are simply forces from the outside world affecting the individual that in turn could affect us physically, mentally and spiritually . We need to cope up and sometimes de-stress ourselves. Here are some practical ways to free yourselves from stress.

1. Breathing Exercises
Breathing exercises can help get rid of stress almost instantly. The extra breathing will benefit the body in several ways but adding more oxygen to the blood and therefore, keeping the brain alert. This in turn will relax stiff muscles and keep the mind quiet. The best part is that these exercises can be done anywhere, anytime!

2. Meditation
If the breathing exercises will benefit you, mediation will take you a level higher. It has been said the meditation will allow your brain to enter a certain zone which the body enters when it is asleep. Add benefits include the release of such hormones which help to get rid of health problems. When you are meditating, your mind focuses on nothing at all, making it easier for you to de-stress.

3. Guided Imagery
While perfecting this de-stressing technique may take a while, fact is that it will help you leave all your troubles behind in no time. All you have to do is think of an image that soothes you and focus on that for a few minutes.

4. Visualizations
Another great way to de-stress is imagine yourself doing such tasks that you have been trying to perfect for a long time. When you see yourself doing them well, your mind will immediately relax itself and you will feel so much better!

5. Self-hypnosis
This de-stressing technique includes some of the features of visualization and guided imagery. It will allow your body to communicate with your mind when it is subconscious. Studies have shown that you will be able to then give up all your bad habits, find it easer to live a healthy life and feel less pain. Even though it may take some time to perfect this method, it is definitely worth it.

6. Exercise
People usually exercise to lose weight and build muscle, but some also do it to get rid of stress. This is because when you run, jog or walk, your brain releases “endorphins” which make you feel happy and positive within a few minutes. A great way to de-stress and stay fit!

7. Progessive Muscle Relaxation
If you focus on all your muscle groups by tensing and relaxing the muscles, you will be able to keep tension at bay and de-stress effectively. It requires no training at all. For example- if you grimace for ten seconds and then let it go repeatedly, you will be massaging the muscles in your face. Doing the same with your shoulders, neck and arms, will undoubtedly help you.

 8. Sex
Sex is an extremely effective tension reliever. Research has revealed that those who have sex frequently are less stressed than those who do not have sex at all.

9. Music
It has been said that music can help you get rid of stress by lowering blood pressure levels, calming the mind and relaxing the body. Music therapy is a very important aspect of stress management.

10. Yoga
Yoga has been in practice for over 5,000 years and is certainly the best way to get rid of stress. While it includes the benefits of almost all the above mentioned techniques, it focuses mostly on meditation and breathing exercises.

Now, free from stress?  Let's chillax....

Common Facts turned Myths

Some of the common facts but now appears to be only myths.
At least now we know..

1.    The Great Wall of China is the only man-made formation which visible from space – Not true. In fact, there is nothing man made that can be seen, even the Great Wall, by the time you are a few thousand miles away from the earth.

2.    No two countries with MacDonald’s franchises have ever fought each other in a war – Not true. This is just pure marketing stunt for the fast food outlet. There are several instances that debunked such claim. Russia and Georgia recently went for each other’s throat, and Israel and Lebanon had their own share of skirmishes.

3.    Polar Bears are always left-handed. Not true. Where this silly idea came from, nobody is sure by now. This misnomer is even perpetuated in a lot of Google results. In reality, Polar bears are ambidextrous. This has been proven by a lot of scientific studies.

4.    NASA is the inventor of the DustBuster. Not true. In fact, how do you vacuum dust in a vacuum? Obviously, you don’t!  The real story about the DustBuster is that Black and Decker actually teamed up with NASA to develop another tool, the battery-operated drill. The technology for this device was then adopted in the design and development of the DustBuster.

5.    You can buy a product at the posted price even if it is found later to be erroneous by the shop owner – Not true. This is a nefarious practice by some to get consumers to buy their products by posting a price which is not the actual selling price.

6.    One year of a dog’s life is equivalent to seven years of human’s – Not true. This is again pure hogwash. The numbers don’t add up. The average life expectancy of humans us 78 while the life expectancy of dogs ranges between 6 to 13 years.

7.    Elephants are the mammals that don’t have the capability to jump – Not true. We define jumping as the state of position where all four feet are off the ground after being propelled from a stationary position. There are actually other mammals that join the elephant under this category. These include the sloth, rhino and the hippopotamus.

8.    Folding a paper in half for more than seven times is physically impossible – Not true. Actually, we might easily accept this as fact as we actually verify this by trying it ourselves. However, Britney Gallivan proved this to be a wrong premise as she successfully broke the seven mark barrier with the use of tweezers.

9.    A free fall on an elevator can kill its occupants – Not true. One documented mishap is that of the airplane crash on the empire state building in 1945. The crash caused the elevator cable to snap that led to the free fall of one of its elevator from the 75th floor. The occupant survived the ordeal mainly because of the sufficient air pressure underneath the car that softened the fall.

10.    Traces of 100 unique urine specimens are found in peanuts – Not true. There are several scientific studies conducted to verify such claim. Results showed that there is no scientific basis for such fantastic claim.

Have more facts turned myth? Share it with us..

Super Mario

Super Mario Bros. Mario and Luigi, I guess everyone knows who they are.
I could recall my childhood years where I used to play Mario on my NES system.Then came Mario in Gameboy, and all other gaming consoles, indeed, Super Mario is one of the all time favorite video games. Have you ever asked yourselves how Super Mario was created? HOw it all began?

Let's get to know more about our favorite character.
10 things about our favorite video game character Mario:

Mario was first seen in the video game Donkey Kong, but he was called "Jumpman." He was also a carpenter then, not a plumber.

Mario was named after Mario Segale, the landlord of Nintendo of America’s office, who barged in on a company meeting demanding an overdue rent.

Shigeru Miyamoto drew Mario as wearing a cap because he found drawing hair difficult. He also drew in the moustache, because it was easier to see than a mouth in the crude video game screen resolution back then.

Mario and his younger brother Luigi are known as the "Mario Brothers." This means that Mario’s last name is also Mario, so his full name is Mario Mario.

Mario is voice-acted by Charles Martinet, who crashed the audition for "an Italian plumber from Brooklyn" character. Here’s an interview with the man:

Mario’s nemesis is Wario (a combination of “warui”, the Japanese word for bad, and Mario). Similarly, Luigi’s rival is Waluigi. Both are also voiced by Charles Martinet.

Mario has appeared in over 200 video games so far, and counting

TV Schmeve, you’re nothing till there’s an opera done on you. In 2003, Jonathan Mann of California Institute of Arts created The Mario Opera, a rock opera:

Super Mario Bros. theme music, written by Koji Kondo, is known worldwide. It has inspired countless fan-renditions, including one played by Zack Kim on two guitars , played by Jean Baudin on 11 string bass, beatboxed by Greg Patillo on the flute, and played by the Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra on the trombones.

Super Mario is the most famous character in the history of video games, and perhaps is the most famous character ever. In a 1990 poll by Marketing Evaluations, Mario was found to be more popular among children than Mickey Mouse.

Love love love....

It's February and it's love month and definitely love is in the air, Valentine's day is just around the corner.
So I did a little digging over the net, trying to find some nice ideas for my girl when I stumbled on to these facts about Valentine's day. Enjoy

  • About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged in US each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.
  • Women purchase 85% of all valentines.
  • In order of popularity, Valentine's Day cards are given to teachers, children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets.
  • Parents receive 1 out of every 5 valentines.
  • About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets.
  • Valentine's Day and Mother's Day are the biggest holidays for giving flowers.
  • Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine's Day each year.
  • California produces 60 percent of American roses, but the vast number sold on Valentine's Day in the United States are imported, mostly from South America. Approximately 110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a three-day time period.
  • 73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine's Day are men, while only 27 percent are women.
  • Men buy most of the millions of boxes of candy and bouquets of flowers given on Valentine's Day.
  • In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.
  • The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day.
  • Richard Cadbury invented the first Valentines Day candy box in the late 1800s.
  • Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent on the telephone, an "Improvement in Telegraphy", on Valentine's Day, 1876.
  • The oldest surviving love poem till date is written in a clay tablet from the times of the Sumerians, inventors of writing, around 3500 B.C
  • Amongst the earliest Valentine's Day gifts were candies. The most common were chocolates in heart shaped boxes.
  • In some countries, a young woman may receive a gift of clothing from a prospective suitor. If the gift is kept, then it means she has accepted his proposal of marriage
  • If an individual thinks of five or six names considered to be suitable marriage partners and twists the stem of an apple while the names are being recited, then it is believed the eventual spouse will be the one whose name was recited at the moment the stem broke.
  • In Medieval times, girls ate unusual foods on St Valentine's Day to make them dream of their future husband.

First in line...

Meet the first placers

Hilary Rodham Clinton
 2000 --- elected to the US. Senate, becoming the 1st First Lady ever elected to national office.

Colin Powell
 2000 --- 1st African American secretary of state.

Condoleezza Rice
 2001 --- 1st woman to serve as US national security adviser.

Halle Berry
 2002 --- 1st African American woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress.

Vonetta Flowers
 2002 --- 1st African American female US athlete to win a gold medal in a Winter Olympics. She wins in the women's bobsleigh event on February 19th.

Steve Fossett
 2002 --- 1st balloonist to fly solo around the world when he landed in Australia on 4th July 2002.

Tom Ridge
 2003 --- 1st US Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Gene Robinson
 2003 --- 1st openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church in US.

Condoleezza Rice
 2005 --- 1st African American woman to serve as US secretary of state.

Anousheh Ansari
 2006 --- 1st female "space tourist," on September 18, 2006, she paid $20 million to ride on the Russian Soyuz TMA-9 capsule.
also: 1st Iranian in space and 1st Muslim woman in space.

Effa Manley
 2006 --- co-owner of the Negro Leagues team Newark Eagles, becomes the 1st woman elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Tony Dungy
 2007 --- 1st African-American coach to win a Super Bowl.

Keith Ellison
 2007 --- 1st Muslim member of US Congress (He took the ceremonial oath with a Quran once owned by Thomas Jefferson.)

Drew Gilpin Faust
 2007 --- 1st woman president in Harvard University's 371-year history.

Nancy Pelosi
 2007 --- 1st female Speaker of the US House of Representatives.

Hillary Rodham Clinton
 2008 --- 1st woman to be a Presidential Candidate in every primary and caucus.

Ann Dunwoody
 2008 --- 1st female four-star general in the United States military.

Fahmida Mirza
 2008 --- 1st female National Assembly speaker in Pakistan’s 60-year history.

Sarah Palin
 2008 --- Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska - 1st Republican woman in US history to be nominated for vice president.

Danica Patrick
 2008 --- 1st woman to win an Indy Car Race - the Indy Japan 300.

Barack Hussein Obama Jr.
 2009 --- 1st African-American US President.

Michelle Obama
 2009 --- 1st African-American US First Lady.

Friday, the 13th?

How did Friday the 13th become unlucky at all?  I bet there could be some explanation or history on how we derived at such notion. Oh well, I did found some interesting points as to why 13 and Friday became not so lucky at all. Here it goes.

Fear of Friday the 13th is rooted in ancient, separate bad-luck associations with the number 13 and the day Friday. The two unlucky entities combine to make one super unlucky day.

There is a Norse myth about 12 gods having a dinner party at Valhalla, their heaven. In walked the uninvited 13th guest, the mischievous Loki. Once there, Loki arranged for Hoder, the blind god of darkness, to shoot Balder the Beautiful, the god of joy and gladness, with a mistletoe-tipped arrow. Balder died and the Earth got dark. The whole Earth mourned.

There is a Biblical reference to the unlucky number 13. Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th guest to the Last Supper.
A particularly bad Friday the 13th occurred in the middle ages. On a Friday the 13th in 1306, King Philip of France arrested the revered Knights Templar and began torturing them, marking the occasion as a day of evil.
In ancient Rome, witches reportedly gathered in groups of 12. The 13th was believed to be the devil.

 Both Friday and the number 13 were once closely associated with capital punishment. In British tradition, Friday was the conventional day for public hangings, and there were supposedly 13 steps leading up to the noose.

It is traditionally believed that Eve tempted Adam with the apple on a Friday. Tradition also has it that the Flood in the Bible, the confusion at the Tower of Babel, and the death of Jesus Christ all took place on Friday.

Numerologists consider 12 a "complete" number. There are 12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 labors of Hercules, 12 tribes of Israel, and 12 apostles of Jesus. In exceeding 12 by 1, 13's association with bad luck has to do with just being a little beyond completeness.

40 things to do in the elevator

Imagine yourself in an elevator, people so silent, deafening silence, well then, here's some suggestions on what sort of "stupid, crazy, funny, annoying things you can do in the elevator. Try some and take note of the people's reaction.

40. Make racecar noises when anyone gets on or off.

39. Blow your nose and offer to show the contents of your Kleenex to other passengers.

38. Whistle the first seven notes of "It's a Small World" incessantly.

37. On a long ride, sway side to side at the natural frequency of the elevator.

36. Bring a chair along.

35. Take a bite of a sandwich and ask another passenger: "Wanna see wha in muh mouf?"

34. On the highest floor, hold the door open and demand that it stay open until you hear the penny you dropped down the shaft go "plink" at the bottom.

33. Do Tai Chi exercises.

32. Give religious tracts to each passenger.

31. Meow occasionally.

30. Sing "Mary had a little lamb" while continually pushing buttons.

29. Walk on with a cooler that says "human head" on the side.

28. Play the harmonica.

27. Say "Ding!" at each floor.

26. Lean against the button panel.

25. Stare at another passenger for a while, then announce "You're one of THEM!" and move to the far corner of the elevator.

24. Ask each passenger getting on if you can push the button for them.

23. Wear a puppet on your hand and talk to other people "through" it.

22. Start a sing-along.

21. Crack open your briefcase or purse, and while peering inside ask: "Got enough air in there?"

20. Offer name tags to everyone getting on the elevator. Wear yours upside-down.

19. Stand silent and motionless in the corner, facing the wall, without getting off.

18. When arriving at your floor, grunt and strain to yank the doors open, then act embarrassed when they open by themselves.

17. Lean over to another passenger and whisper: "Noogie patrol coming!"

16. Greet everyone getting on the elevator with a warm handshake and ask them to call you Admiral.

15. One word: Flatulence!

14. When at least 8 people have boarded, moan from the back: "Oh, not now, darn motion sickness!"

13. Bet the other passengers you can fit a quarter in your nose.

12. Show other passengers a wound and ask if it looks infected.

11. When the elevator is silent, look around and ask "is that your beeper?"

10. Listen to the elevator walls with a stethoscope.

9. Grimace painfully while smacking your forehead and muttering: "Shut up, blasted, all of you just shut UP!""

8. Carry a blanket and clutch it protectively.

7. Make explosion noises when anyone presses a button.

6. Wear "x-ray Specs" and leer suggestively at other passengers.

5. Stare at your thumb and say, "I think it's getting larger."

4. Announce in a demonic voice: "I must find a more suitable host body."

3. Stare, grinning, at another passenger for a while, and then announce: "I've got new socks on!"

2. Frown and mutter "gotta go, gotta go" then sigh and say "oops!"

1. Draw a little square on the floor and announce to the other passengers that this is your "personal space."

What's your top pick? hahahaha
Mine are those that creeps the hell out of you...
But just be careful, others might find it funny and others might not...

Dumb Facts about Men

  • It is said that a man's beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex or thinks about it.
  • Women don't make fools of men, most of them are the do-it-yourself types.
  • Give a guy a hanging message, something vague like "You know what?!..uh…never mind!" and he is sure to come to a conclusion which is far from what you are thinking.
  • What do you call an intelligent man in America? - A tourist.
  • No matter how strong a man is, he cannot fold a piece of paper (no matter how big) into half more than 8 times.
  • If you want to get rid of a man and that too, without hurting his masculinity; well it could be a problem.
  • Most men hate to shop. That’s why the men’s department is usually on the first floor of a department store, two inches from the door.
  • Men can read smaller print than women.
  • On male shirts the buttons are on the right side, on female shirts the left side.
  • Men stay good looking while going to bed and wake up still looking good! Wonder how?
  • Men have a strong passion to change but do not have a will power that strong.
  • Men love to be the first to read the newspaper in the morning. Not being the first is upsetting to their psyche!

There it goes, so do you agree  guys? I guess we are really dumb sometimes... 

15 Facts about Dreams

1. You Forget 90% of Your Dreams

Within 5 minutes of waking, half of your dream is forgotten. Within 10, 90% is gone.

2. Blind People also Dream

People who became blind after birth can see images in their dreams. People who are born blind do not see any images, but have dreams equally vivid involving their other senses of sound, smell, touch and emotion.

3. Everybody Dreams

Every human being dreams (except in cases of extreme psychological disorder). If you think you are not dreaming – you just forget your dreams.

4. In Our Dreams We Only See Faces That We already Know

Our mind is not inventing faces – in our dreams we see real faces of real people that we have seen during our life but may not know or remember. We have all seen hundreds of thousands of faces throughout our lives, so we have an endless supply of characters for our brain to utilize during our dreams.

5. Not Everybody Dreams in Color

A full 12% of sighted people dream exclusively in black and white. The remaining number dream in full color. Studies from 1915 through to the 1950s maintained that the majority of dreams were in black and white, but these results began to change in the 1960s. Today only 4.4% of the dreams of under-25 year-olds are in black and white. Recent research has suggested that those changing results may be linked to the switch from black-and-white film and TV to color media.

6. Dreams are Symbolic

If you dream about some particular subject it is not often that the dream is about that. Dreams speak in a deeply symbolic language. Whatever symbol your dream picks on it is most unlikely to be a symbol for itself.

7. Emotions

The most common emotion experienced in dreams is anxiety. Negative emotions are more common than positive ones.

8. You can have four to seven dreams in one night.

On average you can dream anywhere from one or two hours every night.

9. Animals Dream Too

Studies have been done on many different animals, and they all show the same brain waves during dreaming sleep as humans. Watch a dog sleeping sometime. The paws move like they are running and they make yipping sounds as if they are chasing something in a dream.

10. Body Paralysis

Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is a normal stage of sleep characterized by rapid movements of the eyes. REM sleep in adult humans typically occupies 20-25% of total sleep, about 90-120 minutes of a night’s sleep.
During REM sleep the body is paralyzed by a mechanism in the brain in order to prevent the movements which occur in the dream from causing the physical body to move. However, it is possible for this mechanism to be triggered before, during, or after normal sleep while the brain awakens.

11. Dream Incorporation

Our mind interprets the external stimuli that our senses are bombarded with when we are asleep and make them a part of our dreams. This means that sometimes in our dreams we hear a sound from reality and incorporate it in a way. For example you may be dreaming that you are in a concert while your brother is playing a guitar during your sleep.

12. Men and Women Dream Differently

Men tend to dream more about other men. Around 70% of the characters in a man’s dream are other men. On the other hand, a woman’s dream contains almost an equal number of men and women. Aside from that, men generally have more aggressive emotions in their dreams than the female lot.

13. Precognitive Dreams

Results of several surveys across large population sets indicate that between 18% and 38% of people have experienced at least one precognitive dream and 70% have experienced déjà  vu. The percentage of persons that believe precognitive dreaming is possible is even higher – ranging from 63% to 98%.
*Precognition, also called future sight, refers to perception that involves the acquisition of future information that cannot be deduced from presently available and normally acquired sense-based information.

14. If you are snoring, then you cannot be dreaming.

This fact is repeated all over the Internet, but I’m a bit suspicious whether it’s really true as I haven’t found any scientific evidence to support it.

15.You can experience an orgasm in your dream

You can not only have s e x as pleasurable as in your real life while dreaming, but also experience an  o r g a s m  as strong as a real one without any wet results. The sensations felt while lucid dreaming (touch, pleasure and etc..) can be as pleasurable and strong (or I believe even stronger) as the sensations experienced in the real world.

Now, tell me, what was your recent dream?

Do and Dont's with babies

I really find these funny...
I wonder if someone out there is really doing the dont's...
Anyways, just make sure to follow the do's or else, it's a disaster


Why is blue for boys and pink for girls?

In ancient times, it was believed that certain colors could combat the evil spirits that lingered over nurseries. Because blue was associated with the heavenly spirits, boys were clothed in that color, boys then being considered the most valuable resource to parents. Although baby girls did not have a color associated with them, they were mostly clothed in black. It was only in the Middle Ages when pink became associated with baby girls.

Fast facts about our body

The length from your wrist to your elbow is the same as the length of your foot.

Your heart beats 101,000 times a day. During your lifetime it will beat about 3 billion times and pump about 400 million litres (800 million pints) of blood.

It is impossible to lick your elbow. Well, for almost everyone… but a few can.

Your mouth produces 1 litre (1.8 pints) of saliva a day.

The human head contains 22 bones. More on the head and brains

On average, you breathe 23,000 times a day.

Breathing generates about 0.6g of CO2 every minute.

On average, people can hold their breath for about one minute. The world record is 21 minutes 29 seconds, by David Merlini.

On average, you speak almost 5,000 words a day – although almost 80% of speaking is self-talk (talking to yourself).

Over the last 150 years the average height of people in industrialized nations increased by 10 cm (4 in).

In the 19th century, American men were the tallest in the world, averaging 1,71 metres (5’6″). Today, the average height for American men is 1,763 m (5 feet 9-and-half inches), compared to 1,815 m (5’10″) for Swedes, and 1,843 m (5’11″) for the Dutch, the tallest Caucasians.

The tallest nation in the world is the Watusis of Burundi: 1.98 m (6 feet 6 inches) tall.

If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you’ll feel thirsty.

It is impossible to sneeze and keep one’s eyes open at the same time.

55% of people yawn within 5 minutes of seeing someone else yawn.

Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, suggested that a woman could enlarge her bust line by singing loudly and often.

A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.

You’ll drink about 75,000 litres (20,000 gallons) of water in your lifetime.

After a certain period of growth, hair becomes dormant. That means that it is attached to the hair follicle until replaced by new hair. Hair on the head grows for between two and six years before being replaced. In the case of baldness, the dormant hair was not replaced with new hair.

Men loose about 40 hairs a day. Women loose about 70 hairs a day.

In the Middle Ages the length from the tip of the middle finger to the elbow was called an ell.

A person remains conscious for eight seconds after being decapitated.

The first successful human sex change took place in 1950 when Danish doctor Christian Hamburger operated on New Yorker George Jorgensen, who became Christine Jorgensen.

The muscle that lets your eye blink is the fastest muscle in your body. It allows you to blink 5 times a second.

On average, you blink 15 000 times a day. Women blink twice as much as men.

A typical athlete’s heart churns out 25 to 30 litres (up to 8 gallons) of blood per minute.

We have four basic tastes plus umami. The salt and sweet taste buds are at the tip of the tongue, bitter at the base, and sour along the sides; umami is a mixture of tastes sensed along the center of the tongue.
Not all our taste buds are on our tongue; about 10% are on the palette and the cheeks.
Unless food is mixed with saliva you cannot taste it.

The liver is the largest of the body’s internal organs. The skin is the body’s largest organ.

On average a hiccup lasts 5 minutes.

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
Your middle fingernail grows the fastest.
Your finger nails grow at 1 nanometre per second (0.000 000 001 m/s). Your hair grows at 4 nanometres per second (0.000 000 004 m/s).

It takes about 3 months for the transplanted hair to start growing again.

About 13% of people are left-handed. Up from 11% in the past.

In 1900, a person could expect to live to be 47. Today, the average life expectancy for men and women in developed countries is longer than 70 years.

A newborn baby’s head accounts for one-quarter of its weight.

King Henry I, who ruled in the England in the 12th century, standardized the yard as the distance from the thumb of his outstretched arm to his nose.

The bones in your body are not white – they range in color from beige to light brown. The bones you see in museums are white because they have been boiled and cleaned.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth.

Every person has a unique tongue print.

If all your DNA is stretched out, it would reach to the moon 6,000 times.

Approximately two-thirds of a person’s body weight is water. Blood is 92% water. The brain is 75% water and muscles are 75% water.

The colored part of the eye is called the iris. Behind the iris is the soft, rubbery lens which focuses the light on to a layer, called the retina, in the back of the eye. The retina contains about 125 million rods and 7 million cones. The rods pick up shades of gray and help us see in dim light. The cones work best in bright light to pick up colors.
We actually do not see with our eyes – we see with our brains. The eyes basically are the cameras of the brain.

Our eyes can detect sound

Business Lingo: Employee's Lingo

I've used Microsoft Office.

I pilfer office supplies.

I hope you don't ask me about all the McJobs I've had.

I blame others for my mistakes.

I give lots of unsolicited personal advice to co-workers.

I carry a Day-Timer.

I've changed jobs a lot.

I'm never at my desk.

The minute I find a better job, I'm outta there.

Business Lingo: Employer's Lingo

We remain competitive by paying less than our competitors.

We have no time to train you.

We don't pay enough to expect that you'll dress up; well, a couple of the real daring guys wear earrings.

You'll be six months behind schedule on your first day.

Some time each night and some time each weekend.

Anyone in the office can boss you around.

We have no quality control.

Female Applicants must be childless (and remain that way).

If you're old, fat or ugly you'll be told the position has been filled.

We've filled the job; our call for resumes is just a legal formality.

You'll need it to replace three people who just left.

You're walking into a company in perpetual chaos.

You'll have the responsibilities of a manager, without the pay or respect.

Management communicates, you listen, figure out what they want and do it.

Did you know .....

  • If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  • The strongest muscle in proportion to its size in the human body is the tongue.
  • Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
  • The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
  • Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
  • A person cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva. For example, if strong-tasting substance like salt is placed on a dry tongue, the taste buds will not be able to taste it. As soon as a drop of saliva is added and the salt is dissolved, however, a definite taste sensation results. This is true for all foods. Try it!
  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  • Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself
  • Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.
  • Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  • It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
  • Dogs have four toes on their hind feet, and five on their front feet.
  • The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
  • A cockroach will live nine days without it's head, before it starves to death.
  • Butterflies taste with their feet.
  • Elephants are the only mamals that can't jump.
  • Starfish don't have brains.
  • Polar bears are left handed.
  • A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
  • An ostrich's eye is bigger that it's brain.
  • The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
  • The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
  • Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating
  • Porcupines float in water.
  • Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that can get leprosy.
  • Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
  • A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  • The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
  • A male emperor moth can smell a female emperor moth up to 7 miles away.
  • A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
  • Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into to shark's stomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.
  • Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.
  • The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
  • The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter in the alphabet. (Developed by Western Union to Test telex/two communications)
  • The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable".
  • Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.
  • "I am" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  • The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.
  • 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  • If you spell out consecutive numbers, you have to go up to one thousand until you would find the letter "a"
  • Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better than men.
  • Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women.
  • The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
  • The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)
  • Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts - Charlemagne; and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
  • Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  • Pearls melt in vinegar.
  • Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil.
  • If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.
  • Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
  • It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of its mouth.Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.
  • If NASA sent birds into space they would soon die; they need gravity to swallow.
  • Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building, it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realise what is occurring, relax and correct itself.
  • Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.
  • The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  • More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in aircrashes.
  • Certain frogs can be frozen solid, then thawed, and survive.
  • Cat's urine glows under a black light.
  • A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.
  • A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
  • To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs - it will let you go instantly.
  • If you toss a penny 10000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times,but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.
  • Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
  • The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
  • Coca Cola was originally green.
  • 40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
  • Every person has a unique tongue print.
  • The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
  • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
  • The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
  • The youngest Pope was 11 years old.
  • Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.
  • Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
  • Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson".
  • In "Casablanca", Humphrey Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam".
  • A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time: 1/100th of a second.
  • Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th."
  • First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer
  • The mask used by Michael Myers in the original film "Halloween" was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
  • James Doohan, who plays Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott on Star Trek, is missing the entire middle finger of his right hand.
  • All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
  • Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.
  • During the chariot scene in 'Ben Hur' a small red car can be seen in the distance.
  • The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
  • Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
  • Every day more money is printed for monopoly than the US Treasury.
  • The city with the most Roll Royces per capita: Hong Kong
  • Percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% Percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
  • Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33
  • Cost of raising a medium-sized dog to the age of 11: £4000
  • Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
  • The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.
  • The term "whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got the "whole 9 yards."
  • The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  • The US Interstate road system was designed so that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.
  • The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of fuel that it burns.
  • A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
  • The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
  • Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  • Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear trousers.
  • Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine
  • You can tell from the statue of a mounted horseman how the rider died. If all four of the horse's feet are on the ground, he died of natural causes. One foot raised means he died from wounds suffered in battle. Two legs raised means he died in action.

Women: simple, yet so complex; weak, yet so powerful; confusing, yet so desirable

If you Kiss her, you are not a gentleman
If you do not, you are not a man.
re lying If you do not, you are good for no
If you Praise her, she thinks you athing. If you agree with all her likes, you are abusing
ance, you are an experienced man If you d
If you do not, you are not understanding. If you make ro mo not, you are half a man. If you are well dressed, she says you are a playboy
boring If you do not, she accuses
If you do not, you are a dull boy. If you visit her too often, she thinks it is you of double-crossing. If you are jealous, she says it is bad
ttempt a romance, she says you did not respect her If y
If you are not jealous, she thinks you do not love her. If you aou do not, she thinks you do not like her. If you are a minute late, she complains it is hard to wait
she is visited by another, Oh, it is natural,
If she is late, she says that is a womans way. If you visit another, she accuses you of being a heel I f we are women. If you Kiss her once in a while, she professes you are cold If you Kiss her too many times, she yells that you are taking advantage.
he accuses you of flirting If she is stared at by others, she s
If you fail to help her in crossing the street, you lack ethics If you do, she thinks it is just one of mans tactics. If you stare at another woman, say that they are just admiring. If you talk, she wants you to listen If you listen, she wants you to talk.

What women say and what they really mean

"Yes" = No
"No" = Yes
"Maybe" = No
"I'm sorry" = You'll be sorry
"We need" = I want
"It's your decision" = The correct decision should be obvious by now
"Do what you want" = You'll pay for this later
"We need to talk" = I need to complain
"Sure go ahead" = I don't want you to
"I'm not upset" = Of course I'm upset, you moron!
"You're so manly" = You need a shave and you sweat a lot
"Be romantic, turn out the lights" = I have flabby thighs
"This kitchen is so inconvenient" = I want a new house
"I want new curtains" = and carpeting, and furniture, and wallpaper
"I heard a noise" = I noticed you were almost asleep
"Do you love me?" = I'm going to ask for something expensive
"How much do you love me?" = I did something today you're going to hate
"I'll be ready in a minute" = Just going to wash my hair
"You have to learn to communicate" = Just agree with me
"Are you listening to me!?" = Too late, you're dead

Any comment girls? hahahaha
I guess pretty much here are all true, so guys, lets be sensitive to what they say...