Tuesday, 9 April 2013

[www.keralites.net] Khatte-mitten khabhrain from around the world for 9/4/13

 

 
What appears as random bursts of light when people hit their heads is actually caused by a jolt to the brain cells responsible for vision.  Stars most often appear following a blow to the back of the head because that is the location of the visual cortex.
 
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Having a purpose helps you live longer.  Those with a strong sense of direction in their lives are less likely to suffer a stroke, says research.
 
New research suggests having a sense of purpose is good for our health, too.  In a study of 7,000 people, those with the strongest sense of direction in life over 70% less likely to suffer a stroke.
 
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Health tips…
 
Consumption of just one banana anytime through the day pump you with energy.
 
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Strong soaps and detergents can strip oil from your skin.  Choose mild cleansers, instead.
 
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Shop assistant to female customer: "If you husband doesn't nibble your ears like he used to, try these chocolate earrings!"
 
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A teacher, a garbage collector, and a lawyer would up together at the Pearly Gates.  St Peter informed them that in order to get into Heaven, they would each have to answer one question.  St Peter addressed the teacher and asked, "What was the name of the ship that crashed into the iceberg?  They just made a movie about it."
 
The teacher answered quickly, "The Titanic."
 
St Peter let him through the gate.  He turned to the garbage man and figuring Heaven didn't need all the odours that this guy would bring with him, decided to make the question a letter harder: "How many people died on the ship?"
 
Fortunately for hi, the trash man had just seen the movie and answered, "about 1,500."
 
"That's right!  You may enter."  ST Peter then turned to the lawyer, "Name them."
 
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Tongue very much in cheek…
 
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.
 
(Me: can't agree more!)
 
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You haven't experienced awkward unless you try to tickle someone who isn't ticklish.
 
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Line Maro
 
I was wondering if you had an extra heart mine seems to have been stolen.
 
(Me: your 'head' is stolen, too)
 
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Weird world..
 
Police mugshot prompts marriage proposals
 
A woman's police mugshot has gone viral, prompting declarations of love and even proposals of marriage from around the world.  Meagan S, 28, of Thampa, Florida was arrested for drink-driving in 2010 and the mugshot of her in an orange jumpsuit was recently posted.  And the separated mother-of-four has since received an avalanche of gentlemanly attention, including dozens of marriage proposals.  Social media sites were overtaken by comments from men wanting to marry her.  Men added their own corny captions to the mugshot such as 'GUILTY – of taking my breath away', and 'Arrested for breaking and entering – YOUR HEART'.
 
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Thieves steal 5 tons of chocolate spread…
 
Berlin: On Monday an unknown number of culprits made off with 5 metric tons of Nutella chocolate-hazel-nut spread from a parked trainer in the central German town of Bad Hersfeld over the weekend.  The thieves had previously stolen a truckload of Red Bull energy drinks from the same location several weeks ago.
 
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Quote of the day…
 
Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in short a time" – Bill Gates.
 
(Me: Absolutely, e.g. the IT industry alone has produced so many billionaires around the world in a short span of about 2 decades)
 
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World news…
 
Thatcher passes away…
 
The finest tribute on her, "She didn't just lead our country, she saved our country… I believe she'll go down as the greatest British peacetime prime minister" – David Cameron, British PM
 
(Me: she was the one of the very few greatest world leaders one admired most…)
 
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A woman helped set up a blind date for her daughter.  When the girl got back, she said: "That was the worst night of my life!"
 
"What is that?" her mom asked.
 
"He owns a 1936 Rolls Royce!"
 
"Isn't that a good thing?"
 
"He's the original owner, mom!"
 
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Teachers vs. other government servants.
 
A friend protested my comment yesterday was unduly harsh on government school teachers because in his opinion the other government servants and the rest of our society are equally bad or worse.
 
It isn't quite right to equate teachers with the rest.  One's reasoning… (1) Teachers are role models for the young and impressionable minds of millions of kids; that's why they are reverently referred to as Gurus.  (2)  Teachers themselves proudly call their profession noble.  (3)  if good education is to be imparted to pupils, the school teachers need to meet minimum eligibility criteria.  If pupils need to work hard to score well at their exams, the teachers should also prepare themselves to get through the entrance test and upgrade their rather poor teaching skills. (4) there must also be a comparison government school teachers vs. private school teachers: why do the government school pupils fare so poorly in spite of so many freebies and their teachers being better paid – the major grouse of private school teachers is their salary is much lower in spite of being better equipped and giving far superior results to their pupils.  So, in one's humble opinion, the government school teachers' grouses and/or excuses for poor results don't wash.

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