Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Did you know ?

Here are somethings you may not know......

1. Coca-Cola was originally green.
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2. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
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3. The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.
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4. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
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5. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States .
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6. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters
only on one row of the keyboard.
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7. Women blink nearly twice as much as men!
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8. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath..
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9. It is impossible to lick your elbow.
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10. People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you
Sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.
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11. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
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12. The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the
toughest tongue twister in the English language.
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13. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to
Suppress a sneeze; you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck
and die.
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14. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from
History. "Spades" - King David; "Clubs" - Alexander the Great;
" Hearts" - Charlemagne; "Diamonds" - Julius Caesar.
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15. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321
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16. If a statue of a warrior on a horse has both front legs
in the air, the person died in battle. If the
horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received
in battle.
If the horse has a all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural
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17 What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and
laser printers all have in common?
Ans. - All invented by women.
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18. Honey - This is the only food that doesn't spoil.
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19. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
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20. A snail can sleep for three years.
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21. All polar bears are left handed.
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22. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive
from each salad served in first-class.
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23. Butterflies taste with their feet.
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24. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
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25. In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
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26. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
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27. Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'.
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28. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
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29. The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
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30. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
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31. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the
body to squirt blood 30 feet.
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32. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over
million descendants.
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33. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in
your ear by 700 times.
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34. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
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35. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
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36. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different
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37. And finally 99% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Brain's World

This is really amazing. Read the information and good luck, you will need it. This will drive people crazy for hours.


If you see this lady turning in clockwise you are using your right brain. If you see it the other way, you are using left brain. Some people do see both ways, but most people see it only one way. See if you can make her go one way and then the other by shifting the brain's current. BOTH DIRECTIONS CAN BE SEEN. Experimentation has shown that the two different sides, or hemispheres of the brain are responsible for different manners of thinking. The following table illustrates the differences between left-brain and right-brain thinking:

Left Brain --------- Right Brain
Logical -------------- Random
Sequential ---------- Intuitive
Rational ------------ Holistic
Analytical ---------- Synthesizing
Objective ---------- Subjective
Looks at parts ---- Looks at wholes

Most individuals have a distinct preference for one of these styles of thinking. Some, however, are more whole-brained and equally adept at both modes. In general, schools tend to favor left-brain modes of thinking, while downplaying the right-brain activities. Left-brain scholastic subjects focus on logical thinking, analysis, and accuracy. Right-brained subjects, on the other hand, focus on aesthetics, feeling, and creativity.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

गर्भ में ही तय हो जाता है मोटापा

एक शोध के अनुसार गर्भावस्था में ज़्यादा वसायुक्त भोजन करने से भ्रूण के मस्तिष्क में बदलाव आते हैं जिससे बच्चे की ज़िंदगी की शुरूआत में ही ज़्यादा खाने और मोटापे के लक्षण विकसित हो जाते हैं.
चूहों पर किए गए शोध बताते हैं कि जो बच्चे ऐसी माँओं से पैदा होते हैं जो ज़्यादा वसायुक्त भोजन करती हैं, उनके मस्तिष्क की कोशिकाएं ज़्यादा भूख लगाने वाली प्रोटीन का उत्पादन करती हैं.
रॉकफ़ैलर यूनिवर्सिटी की टीम का कहना है कि ये खोज यह बताने में मदद करती है कि क्यों पिछले कुछ वर्षों में मोटे चूहे बढ़ते जा रहे हैं.
इस अध्ययन के परिणाम न्यूरोसाइंस पत्रिका में प्रकाशित हुए हैं.
वयस्क जानवरों पर किए पिछले शोध बताते हैं कि ट्राइग्लिसरॉयड नाम के वसा कण जब रक्त में पहुँचते हैं तो वे मस्तिष्क में ओरेक्सीजेनिक पेप्टॉयड नाम की प्रोटीन का उत्पादन करते हैं जो भूख बढ़ाते हैं.

ताज़ा अध्ययन संकेत देते हैं कि माँ के भोजन के माध्यम से ट्राइग्लिसरॉयड पहुँचने से विकसित हो रहे भ्रूण के मस्तिष्क पर भी वही असर होता है और जिसका असर अगली पीढ़ी की पूरी ज़िंदगी पर पड़ता है.
वैज्ञानिकों ने दो सप्ताह तक चूहों के ऐसे बच्चों की तुलना की जिनकी माँओं ने ज़्यादा वसायुक्त भोजन किया और जिनकी माँओं ने साधारण भोजन किया था.
उन्होंने पाया कि ज़्यादा वसायुक्त भोजन करने वाली माँओं के बच्चों ने ज़्यादा खाया और पूरी ज़िंदगी उनका वजन ज़्यादा रहा.
साथ ही उनमें साधारण भोजन करने वाली माँओं के बच्चों के मुक़ाबले काफ़ी पहले वयस्कता के लक्षण भी देखे गए.
जन्म के वक्त उनके रक्त में ट्राइग्लिसरॉयड का स्तर भी ज़्यादा पाया गया और वयस्क होने के बाद उनके मस्तिष्क में ओरेक्सीजेनिक पेप्टायड का उत्पादन भी ज़्यादा हुआ.

इसकी ज़्यादा विस्तृत समीक्षा बताती है कि जन्म से पहले भी वसायुक्त भोजन करने वाले चूहे के बच्चे में ऐसी मस्तिष्क कोशिकाओं की संख्या ज़्यादा थी जो ओरेक्सीजेनिक पेप्टायड का उत्पादन करती थीं और ऐसा पूरी ज़िंदगी होता था.
उनकी माँओं का वसायुक्त भोजन इन कोशिकाओं का उत्पादन बढ़ाने वाला प्रतीत होता है.
दूसरी ओर इसके विपरीत साधारण भोजन करने वाली माँओं के बच्चों में ये कोशिकाएं बहुत कम नज़र आईं और वे भी जन्म के काफ़ी समय बाद दिखीं.
प्रमुख शोधार्थी डॉ सारा लीबोविज़ ने कहा, "हमें इस बात के सबूत मिले हैं कि गर्भावस्था के दौरान माँ के रक्त की वसा कोशिकाएं भ्रूण में जन्म के बाद ज़्यादा खाने के लक्षण और वजन बढ़ाना भी तय करती हैं."

शोधार्थी संकेत देते हैं कि भ्रूण का मस्तिष्क इस तरह प्रोग्राम हो जाता है कि आने वाली पीढ़ियाँ अपनी माँ की तरह ही भोजन करें. वे मानते हैं कि मानव में भी ऐसा ही हो सकता है.
डॉ लीबोविज़ कहती हैं, " हम ही अपने बच्चों को मोटापे के लिए प्रोग्राम करते हैं."
चेरिटी वेट कंसर्न के मेडिकल डायरेक्टर डॉ इयान कैंपबैल करती हैं, " यह तो मालूम है कि गर्भावस्था में ज़्यादा वसायुक्त भोजन करने से बच्चे में भी ज़्यादा वसायुक्त खाने की इच्छा आती है लेकिन यह अभी स्पष्ट नहीं है कि ऐसा क्यों होता है."
उन्होंने कहा, " स्पष्ट है कि हमारी आदतें सिर्फ़ अपने भोजन पर ही आधारित नहीं हैं बल्कि काफ़ी हद तक हमारी आदतें अपनी माँ के भोजन पर आधारित हैं."
उनका कहना है कि अपने बच्चे को स्वस्थ भोजन कराने का समय गर्भावस्था से ही शुरू हो जाता है।

With spl.Thanks to BBC

Saturday, October 25, 2008

अब सॉफ्टवेयर देगा होम्योपैथी की दवा

देश के तमाम होम्योपैथिक डॉक्टर अपने मरीजों को अब कम्प्यूटर की मदद से दवा दे सकेंगे। ऐसे डॉक्टरों की सहायता के लिए एक सॉफ्टवेयर कम्पनी ने ‘हिन्दी होमपाथ’ नामक कम्प्यूटर सॉफ्टवेयर बाजार में उतारा है।होम्योपैथिक डॉक्टरों को ध्यान में रखकर बनाए गए इस सॉफ्टवेयर को एक होम्योपैथिक चिकित्सक ने विकसित किया है। मुम्बई के होम्योपैथिक चिकित्सक डॉ. जवाहर जे. शाह द्वारा बनाया गया यह सॉफ्टवेयर पूरी तरह हिन्दी में है।भारत में होम्योपैथी से कैंसर का इलाज करने की तकनीक में अब विदेशी भी खासी रुचि ले रहे हैं।स्पेन के तीन सदस्यीय शोध दल ने हाल ही में कैंसर के होम्योपैथी से इलाज की तकनीकी जानकारी प्राप्त करने के लिए ‘प्रशांत बनर्जी होम्योपैथी रिसर्च फाउंडेशन’ (पीबीएचआरएफ) का दौरा किया।दल की सदस्य और बार्सिलोना में कैंसर पर शोध कर रहीं नतालिया एरिस ने अपने अनुभव बांटते हुए आईएएनएस से कहा, “हम ‘बनर्जी प्रोटोकॉल’ नाम से प्रसिद्ध इलाज की तकनीक का खुद जायजा लेने आए हैं। हमारी रुचि स्पेन में भी इसी तर्ज पर रोगियों का इलाज करने में है।”फिलहाल एरिस स्पेन में कैंसर और होम्योपैथी से जुड़ी एक विशेष योजना पर काम कर रही हैं। इस योजना का उद्देश्य कैंसर पीड़ित रोगियों को वैकल्पिक चिकित्सा सुविधा और इससे जुड़ी उपयोगी जानकारी मुहैया करवाना है।उन्होंने कहा, “हमने पाया कि कीमोथेरेपी की अपेक्षा कैंसर पीड़ितों के लिए यह विधि अधिक कारगर है और स्पेन में होम्योपैथी उपचार भी धीरे-धीरे लोगों की पहली पसंद बनता जा रहा है। हम लोग चाहते हैं कि यहां उपचार की जो विधियां अपनाई जा रही हैं उसकी जानकारी केवल स्पेन में ही नहीं बल्कि दुनिया भर में रहने वाले अधिक से अधिक स्पेनिश बोलने वालों तक पहुंचे।”दल का छह दिवसीय दौरा सोमवार को समाप्त हो गया है। इस दौरान एरिस सहित दल के सदस्यों ने पीबीएचआरएफ में भर्ती कैंसर रोगियों से मुलाकात की और उनके उपचार की वैकल्पिक विधि को देखा।गौरतलब है कि वैज्ञानिकी और औद्योगिकी शोध विभाग (डीएसआईआर) ने पीबीएचआरएफ को भारत के प्रतिष्ठित होम्योपैथी संस्थानों में से एक माना है।
विश्व का यह पहला हिन्दी होम्योपैथिक सॉफ्टवेयर मरीजों के लक्षणों को डालते ही होम्योपैथी के नियमानुसार सबसे सटीक दवा का नाम चन्द मिनटों में ही स्क्रीन पर दिखाने लगेगा।इस सॉफ्टवेयर का लोकार्पण करते हुए होम्योपैथिक मेडिकल एसोशिएशन ऑफ इंडिया की उत्तरप्रदेश की इकाई के महासचिव डॉ. वी. के. पांडे ने बताया कि इस सॉफ्टवेयर के आ जाने से होम्योपैथिक चिकित्सकों को काफी सहूलियत होगी।उन्होंने कहा कि जहां पहले डॉक्टरों को किसी खास दवाई को देने के लिए आवश्यक लक्षणों को अपने दिमाग में याद रखना पड़ता था, वहीं अब सॉफ्टवेयर के जरिए यह काम पलक झपकते ही किया जा सकता है। इससे मरीज को सबसे उपयुक्त दवा देने में मदद मिलेगी।

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

दिमाग के लिए वरदान है मछली

दिमाग के लिए वरदान है मछली

Friday, August 1, 2008

How to View a Solar Eclipse

How to View a Solar Eclipse

Eclipses used to be considered portents for all kinds of catastrophes, such as earthquakes, pestilence and breakfast cereal name-changes. However, the tragedies they foretold most accurately were large numbers of people being partially blinded by staring at the eclipse for too long. Fortunately that happens less often now, as these days the hype that leads up to eclipses usually contains plenty of safety warnings.
But what is it about eclipses that can damage your eyes so badly? Well, it's plain old sunlight. Normally you hardly spend any time looking directly at the sun (usually not more than a second) but since an eclipse is a major spectacle, you'll want to stare at it for a couple of minutes. If you've ever looked at a strong light, looked away and seen the image of the light still glowing in your vision, you've experienced retina burn-in. The retina's at the back of your eye, and it's covered in millions of light-detecting sensors that translate the light that's hitting them into an image to send to your brain. When very strong light hits them they effectively get bruised, and they'll still be reporting the light even when you're not looking at it any more. Usually it only takes a few seconds for them to recover, but that's after looking at a strong light bulb for a minute, or the sun for a couple of seconds. Looking at the sun for a whole minute, however, can cause much worse damage those sensors, possibly even permanently. (If you've ever magnified the sun's light and used it to set fire to something, you've seen how powerful it can be.) And you can't rely on your pain sensors to tell you when you've had enough, either.
So looking at the eclipse directly without any form of protection is obviously a bad idea. The other options we're going to discuss are:
Not looking at it at all.
Looking at it through special dark glasses.
Projecting the image of the eclipse onto something else and looking at that.
Forget option 1. Eclipses are just too interesting to ignore.
Option 2 can be a bit risky. Firstly, normal sunglasses won't do the job properly - you'll need lenses that are much darker than that. Around eclipse time there are usually special sunglasses on sale, specifically meant for totality viewing. These are probably okay to use, but you'd be forgiven for thinking that safety is rather lower on the manufacturers' priority lists than cashing in on a stellar event, and so you may want to move on to option 3.
Image projection is the method that all the smart astronomers bang on about, so it's the one we'll explain in depth. The two main components of a projector are a hole to focus the light, and a screen to project the image on to. The focus hole should be in a thin but opaque surface - aluminium foil's good, especially if you make a cardboard frame for it. (It's easy: get a sheet of cardboard, cut a hole in it, cover the hole with foil, you're done.) The hole itself should be tiny; make it with a pin. (The smaller the hole, the more focused the image will be.) A piece of white cardboard will be fine for the projection screen.
To get a decent-size image, you'll need to hold the focus hole quite far from the screen. The image diameter will be approximately one-hundredth of the distance from the hole to the screen, so if you hold the hole three metres from the screen, the image will be about three centimetres across.
That's the basic principle, but there are many ways of making a projector. You can be fancy about it: take a very long cardboard box or tube, put the focus hole at one end and use the inside of the other end as the screen (you've have to cut a hole in the side so you can see it). Alternatively you can go in the opposite direction, forget about the foil and pin and just cross your fingers at right angles, using the gaps as focus holes.
There you go! All you need now is:
Some card, foil and a pin.
Something fun to do while everyone else is blinded.
A primitive civilisation that you can trick into believing that you're some kind of sun god.
A clear sky.

... Ravi

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sixth Sense

Do we really have Sixth Sense?

Humans have five basic senses, which enable them to interact with the outside world. These are: hearing, smell, sight, taste, and touch. Many people seem to possess a sixth sense (psychic sense). This (sixth sense) helps people to sense information beyond the domain of five senses, and have claimed to predict the future, sense spirits and read others mind.
The term sixth sense was coined by the German scientist Dr Rudolf Tischner in 1920. He defined this as an Extra Sensory Perception (ESP) which include telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, retrocognition and psychometry.

Telepathy refers to mind-to-mind communication. Clairvoyance is the ability to see things not available by known senses. Precognition is the power to foresee future events, Retrocognition is the strength to see past events and psychometry is the power to know the history of an object.
Every person has experienced sixth sense at some point or other during his or her lives. The degree varies from individual to individual. It is still not known how the sixth sense operates, and it is not associated with any of the body organs. This leads to the conclusion that the process is entirely mental involving human soul or the subconscious mind.
Scottish researchers claim to have found scientific proof for communication among spiritual mediums. Prof Archie Roy concludes that mediums communicate using more than the five normal senses. In his experiments the communication was established using a microphone and the identities of all involved were physically separated in different rooms and kept confidential. The research is still on to prove how the medium actually transmits this information. If there is an emotional tie between two individuals, the medium can pick the signals. This can be compared to the transmission of radio signals.

The only person who can certify this phemomenon is the one who actually receives the message. Researchers at Germany’s Freiberg University seem to have evidence in support of the existence of sixth sense.
Some researchers refer sixth sense to be an instinct. Animals and the insects use it all the time. The intuitive human mind wants empirical evidence for all the traits. Further, the empirical evidence is not separated from other five senses.

There are lot of examples, like radio waves, where we cannot perceive things with our five senses. Certain high pitch voices are there, which only the dogs can hear. It took years of research to prove that there exist things called "germs". These are beyond the purview of the five basic senses. We cannot see, taste, feel, hear or smell germs on our hands.

There are number of evidences, where the dogs have warned their masters of some potential mishappening. Many animals get nervous before an earthquake is to occur. This may be attributed either to their sixth sense or vibration sensory powers, more sensitive than humans.
It has been reported that the animals’ "sixth sense" saved them from recent tsunami disaster. Sri Lankan wildlife officials have said the giant waves that killed over 24,000 people along the Indian Ocean island’s coast seemingly missed wild beasts, with no dead animals found. The waves washed floodwaters upto two miles inland biggest wildlife reserve of Srilanka, hosting hundreds of wild elephants and leopards, but not a single body of any animal was found. There are many reports of birds detecting impending disasters.

There are numerous stories of people having dreams that later came true to some extent. Abraham Lincoln is said to have dreamt of his death, days before he was assassinated. A completely blind Britisher has been shown to possess "sixth sense" which enables him to recognise emotions on people’s faces. Brain scans of the blind person revealed that when the man looked at faces depicting emotion, it activated a part of his brain called the right amygdala, which responds to non-verbal emotional signals.

The research to prove the existence of sixth sense is going on. For verification, the phenomenon must be measurable and repeatable. The drawback with sixth sense is that it is impossible to repeat experiments with it. The more the person attempts to use his sixth sense, the less it seems to work.

All the medical explanations have failed for near death experiences. "Cybersense" has already emerged as a weak link between the five senses and the sixth sense. The inventions of modern times were research topics a few years back. The research on sixth sense will pave the way for facts and conclusions related to this intuitive sense.

With Spl.Thanx to Deepak,


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