Tuesday, April 28, 2009

True Test From a Good Dean‏

One night 4 college students were playing till late night and didn't study for the test which was scheduled for the next day.

In the morning they thought of a plan. They made themselves look as dirty and weird with grease and dirt. They then went up to the Dean and said that they had gone out to a wedding last night and on their return the tyre of their car burst and they had to push the car all the way back and that they were in no condition to appear for the test.

The Dean said they can have the re-test after 3 days. They thanked him and said they will be ready by that time.

On the third day they appeared before the Dean.

The Dean said that as this was a Special Condition Test, All four were required to sit in separate
classrooms for the test.

They all agreed as they had prepared well in the last 3 days.

The Test consisted ONLY of 2 questions with the total of 100 Marks.

Q.1. Your Name.........................( 2 MARKS )

Q.2. Which tyre burst?............... ( 98 MARKS )

a) Front Left

b) Front Right

c) Back Left

d) Back Right.....!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

17 Unusual and Creative Mailboxes

Creative and unusual mailbox designs that will spice up any neighborhood.

Star Wars R2-D2 Mailbox

In honor of Star Wars 30th anniversary, U.S. Postal Service has placed special “R2-D2″ mailboxes around the country. [link, imgs]

Tugboat Mailbox

Located along the South side of Kings Row in Port Maitland. The actual mailbox is homemade and welded inside the pipe. [link]

Hammer Mailbox [link]

Giraffe Mailbox

This creative mailbox belongs to someone in upstate New York. [link]

Apple Power Mac G4 Mailbox

Old G4 tower has been converted into a mailbox in Auckland, NZ. [link]

Thomas Train Mailbox

Beautiful train mailbox design from El Dorado Hills, CA. [link]

Microwave Mailbox

Creative mailbox near Alliance, NE, home of the Hoopers. [link]

Log Cabin Mailbox

Mailbox made from real logs with integrated newspaper holder. [link]

Turtle Mailbox [link]

Gun Mailbox

Located out on Route 52, west of Fosterburg, IL. [link]

Beer Keg Mailbox

Standard metal mailbox inside the keg. [link]

Front End Loader Mailbox

Cool mailbox design located somewhere in the Denver area. [link]

Motorcycle Mailbox [link]

Nikon Camera Mailbox

Located in Model City, along the 104, you can find this interesting mailbox out front of a residence. [link]

Grass Shack Mailbox [link]

Blue Lady Mailbox

Unusual mailbox design located somewhere in Miami. [link]

X-Wing Fighter Mailbox

Creative mailbox made from wood by Craig S. Made. [link]

Top 10 People Rumored To Be Alive After Death

History is full of faked deaths and re-appearances of people long thought dead, but there are also a small number of people who did most likely die, but become the center of theories that claim they live. This list looks at ten of the most well know deaths that have fueled the fires in the minds of conspiracy theorists.

10.Tupac Shakur (1971-1996)

Tupac, was a rapper who was killed in a drive-by shooting. The murder remains unsolved, inspiring many theories over who was responsible. In addition, many fans insisted that Tupac was still alive. The rumors were partly fueled by Tupac’s release of eight albums in the decade after his death. In a strange coincidence, the first of those albums included the song “Blasphemy” on which Tupac raps “Brother’s getting shot and coming back resurrected.”

9.Andy Kaufman (1949-1984)

The offbeat comedian, best known for playing Latka on the TV series Taxi, died from lung cancer at age 35. Partly because he had kept his illness a secret almost until the day he died, many fans thought the death announcement had been staged as an elaborate prank. Kaufman’s frequent collaborator, fellow comedian Bob Zmuda, admitted that he and Kaufman had discussed faking his death and he seemed “obsessed with the idea.” However, in a 1999 interview Zmuda declared, “Andy Kaufman is dead. He’s not in some truck stop with Elvis.” Just in case, Kaufman’s friends held a “Welcome Home Andy” party on the 20th anniversary of his death. The guest of honor failed to appear.

8.Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

There have been thousands of sightings of the King since his death. At the funeral, Elvis’ father Vernon allegedly acknowledged that the corpse in the coffin did not look like his son. He said that Elvis was “upstairs,” adding, “We had to show the people something.” Presley was also said to have been fascinated with The Passover Plot by Hugh Schoenfield, who speculated that Jesus’ resurrection was faked with a drug that temporarily made him appear dead. Presley, no stranger to prescription drugs, may have had the knowledge to pull off a similar scheme.

7.Jim Morrison (1943-1971)

In March of 1971, Morrison, lead singer of the Doors, moved to Paris to write poetry. On Friday, July 2, Morrison left his apartment, telling his girlfriend, Pamela Courson, that he was going to see a movie. On Monday, Courson called Elektra Records representative Bill Siddons and told him to come to Paris. When he arrived, Siddons found Courson, a sealed coffin and a death certificate saying that Morrison had died from a heart attack. Exactly what had happened that weekend remained a mystery. Despite the claim on the death certificate, rumors suggested that an overdose of drugs or alcohol had killed Morrison. Unconfirmed reports that the singer had been spotted boarding a plane that weekend fueled speculation that he was still alive. Even Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek said in a 1973 interview, “I don’t know to this day how the man died and in fact I don’t even know if he’s dead. Nobody ever saw Jim Morrison’s body … it was a sealed coffin. So who knows, who knows how Jim died.”

6.Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)

Hitler and his bride of one day, Eva Braun, committed suicide in the bunker under the Reich Chancellery on April 30, 1945. The next day, German radio announced that the fuehrer had died leading his troops in battle. The Soviet news service Tass picked up the report but added that “by spreading the news of Hitler’s death, the German Fascists apparently wish to give Hitler the means of leaving the stage and going underground.” During the Potsdam Conference in July, Joseph Stalin insisted that Hitler had escaped to either Spain or Argentina. In fact, by this time the Russians possessed the remains of Hitler and Braun, having recovered them from the bomb crater they had been buried in. When Soviet autopsy reports on the pair were released in 1968, they showed that the bodies had been positively identified as Hitler and Braun from dental records. Despite this evidence, alleged sightings of Hitler continued.

5.Grand Duchess Anastasia (1901-1918)

The youngest daughter of Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia, was shot with the rest of the royal family by a Communist firing squad. Over the years, several women declared themselves to be Anastasia. The most famous was Anna Anderson, who began making her claims after being rescued from a Berlin canal in 1920. She later lost a lawsuit in which she sought to be recognized as a Romanov heir, married Jack Manahan and settled in Virginia, where she died in 1984. A decade after her death, DNA testing established that Anna Anderson Manahan was not related to the Romanovs but instead came from a Polish family, the Schanzowskis, as her detractors had long claimed.

4.Jesse James (1847-1882)

In 1948, a 100-year-old Oklahoma man named J. Frank Dalton announced that he was Jesse James, who officially had been killed by Robert Ford 66 years earlier. Dalton convinced writer Robert Ruark and Rudy Turilli, an acknowledged expert on James, of his claims. The man allegedly killed in James’ stead was another outlaw, Charlie Bigelow. Reportedly, when James’ mother was first shown the body of the man Ford had shot, she blurted out, ‘No, gentlemen, that is not my son.’ However, in 1995, the body buried in Jesse James’ grave was exhumed for DNA testing. The results confirmed that it was the famed outlaw.

3.Alexander I (1777-1825)

Towards the end of his reign, the Russian tsar expressed to his family and close friends a desire to give up his throne. During an inspection tour of the Crimea in the winter of 1825, Alexander died suddenly of either malaria or pneumonia. He was buried in a closed casket. The hazy circumstances of his death fed rumors that Alexander had faked his death and secretly abdicated. Feodor Kuzmich, a wandering holy man who died in Siberia in 1864, was rumored to have been the former emperor. Further enhancing the mystery around the Tsar, in 1925 the Soviets opened Alexander’s tomb and did not find a body.

2.Louis XVII (1785-1795)

The dauphin, heir to the throne of France, died in prison of tuberculosis during the French Revolution. Even before the death was announced, rumors circulated that royalist sympathizers had freed him and replaced him with a double. Madame Simon, the wife of the jailer, asserted that Louis had been smuggled out of prison in a basket of dirty laundry and replaced by a child with rickets. Eventually, over a hundred royal pretenders claimed his identity, a situation Mark Twain satirized in the duke and “dolphin” sections of Huckleberry Finn.

1.Jesus Christ

Obviously this is a complicated item as many people (over 1 billion in fact) believe that Jesus rose from the dead. But we are not talking about the resurrection aspect of Christ - we are talking about what happened later. According to Christianity, Jesus ascended into heaven after his resurrection - and was henceforth gone from the world. But some people believe that he continued to live for a longer period of time and, believe it or not, went to America and taught the people there a new gospel. It is, of course, the Mormons who believe this. There are even some people who believe that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and lived a long life bearing many children.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Modern Magic Wooden Mirror: More than Meets the Eye

This wonderful mechanical wooden mirror looks deceptively simple. In reality, it is technologically complex - the hundreds of blocks in the matrix respond to input from carefully concealed cameras that tell them when to shift and rotate. Subtle shades emerge out of the combination of reflected light, cast shadows and the soft wood grain.

Changing with its environment in real time, this mirror is an animated and ghostly reflection of whatever is put in front of it. We see small bits and pieces of ourselves reflected in all kinds of accidental mirrors all the time - opaque images shop windows, distorted forms in a curved metal hand rail - but this takes a particularly unusual material, not known for its reflectivity, and makes it into a larger-than-live reflector.

In the video, you can see just how fast the mirror responds to what the camera sees - and below you can see its creator reflected in his unique innovation.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Pacman Trashes Supermarket

Remember this old game that we used to play? Now this is the "live" version, enjoy the video,it's funny! LOL

Saturday, April 18, 2009

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15 Multipurpose Uses Of Aluminium Foil In Kitchen

Aluminium foil is not only used to wrap food, it also has many other wonderful uses. This post features 15 multipurpose uses of aluminium foil in kitchen, enjoy :

1. Bake a perfect piecrust

Keep the edges of your homemade pies from burning by covering them with strips of aluminum foil. The foil prevents the edges from getting overdone while the rest of your pie gets perfectly browned.

2. Create special-shaped cake pans

Make a teddy bear birthday cake, a Valentine’s Day heart cake, a Christmas tree cake, or whatever shaped cake the occasion may call for. Just form a double thickness of heavy-duty aluminum foil into the desired shape inside a large cake pan.

3. Soften up brown sugar

To restore your hardened brown sugar to its former powdery glory, chip off a piece, wrap it in aluminum foil, and bake it in the oven at 300°F (150° C) for five minutes.

4. Decorate a cake

No pastry bag handy? No problem. Form a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil into a tube and fill it with free-flowing frosting. Bonus: There’s no pastry bag to clean — simply toss out the foil when you’re done.

5. Make an extra-large salad bowl

You’ve invited half the neighborhood over for dinner, but don’t have a bowl big enough to toss that much salad. Don’t panic. Just line the kitchen sink with aluminum foil and toss away!

6. Keep rolls and breads warm

Want to lock in the oven-fresh warmth of your homemade rolls or breads for a dinner party or picnic? Before you load up your basket, wrap your freshly baked goods in a napkin and place a layer of aluminum foil underneath. The foil will reflect the heat and keep your bread warm for quite some time.

7. Catch ice-cream cone drips

Keep youngsters from making a mess of their clothes or your house by wrapping the bottom of an ice-cream cone (or a wedge of water-melon) with a piece of aluminum foil before handing it to them.

8. Toast your own cheese sandwich

Next time you pack for a trip, include a couple of cheese sandwiches wrapped in aluminum foil. That way if you check into a hotel after the kitchen has closed, you won’t have to resort to the cold, overpriced snacks in the mini-bar. Instead, use the hotel-room iron to press both sides of the wrapped sandwich and you’ll have a tasty hot snack.

9. Polish your silver

Is your silverware looking a bit dull these days? Try an ion exchange, a molecular reaction in which aluminum acts as a catalyst. All you have to do is line a pan with a sheet of aluminum foil, fill it with cold water, and add two teaspoons of salt. Drop your tarnished silverware into the solution, let it sit for two to three minutes, then rinse off and dry.

10. Keep silverware untarnished

Store freshly cleaned silverware on top of a sheet of aluminum foil to deter tarnishing. For long-term storage of silverware, first tightly cover each piece in cellophane wrap — be sure to squeeze out as much air as possible — then wrap in foil and seal the ends.

11. Preserve steel-wool pads

It’s maddening. You use a steel-wool pad once, put it in a dish by the sink, and the next day you find a rusty mess fit only for the trash. To prevent rust and get your money’s worth from a pad, wrap it in foil and toss it into the freezer. You can also lengthen the life of your steel-wool soap pads by crumpling up a sheet of foil and placing it under the steel wool in its dish or container. (Don’t forget to periodically drain off the water that collects at the bottom.)

12. Scrub your pots

Don’t have a scrub pad? Crumple up a handful of aluminum foil and use it to scrub your pots.

13. Keep the oven shiny clean

Are you baking a bubbly lasagna or casserole? Keep messy drips off the bottom of the oven by laying a sheet or two of aluminum foil over the rack below. Do not line the bottom of the oven with foil; it could cause a fire.

14. Sharpen your scissors

What can you do with those clean pieces of leftover foil you have hanging around? Use them to sharpen up your dull scissors! Smooth them out if necessary, and then fold the strips into several layers and start cutting. Seven or eight passes should do the trick. Pretty simple, huh?

15. Make a funnel

Can’t find a funnel? Double up a length of heavy-duty aluminum foil and roll it into the shape of a cone. This impromptu funnel has an advantage over a permanent funnel — you can bend the aluminum foil to reach awkward holes, like the oil filler hole tucked against the engine of your lawn tractor.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Beautiful and Creative High Speed Photography

High speed photography[wiki] can be described as the science of taking pictures of very fast phenomena. It allows photographers to “freeze time” and capture spectacular images.

This post features 20 beautiful examples of high speed photography.

Petrified Rose by GS Imagery [link]

Apple Deep Splash by Starmag [link]

Last Crayon Standing by Alan Sailer [link]

Last M&M Standing by Alan Sailer [link]

Orange Juice by Richard Dumoulin [link]

Strawberries and Milk by Leo [link]

Apple by Jasper Nance [link]

Sound02 by bajolagua.es ><(((º> [link]

Scientific Breakthrough by Jasper Nance [link]

High Speed Photography by Aksveer [link]

Sugar Balls and Globe by Alan Sailer [link]

Lemon by Jasper Nance [link]

Rose by GS Imagery [link]

Water Ballon vs. Airsoft BB by ttstam [link]

Tomato Juice by Alan Sailer [link]

Tea by Najwa A. Marafie [link]

Lights Out by James Neeley [link]

Experiment by Josefrancisco Salgado [link]

Strawberries on Black by Rich Legg [link]

Water Fun by Richard Dumoulin [link]


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