Friday, 28 June 2013

[] Khatte-mitten khabharain from around the world for 28/6/13


Does long distance running have cardio benefits?
To the contrary, long-distance running has been shown to cause premature aging of the heart, as well as arrhythmia problems. Long-distance runners are now known to have an increased risk of congestive heart failure and heart attacks.
Why do the people of Kitava never suffer from heart attacks?
The people of Kitava, one of the islands of Papua New Guinea, have been found to have no heart disease, no stroke, no diabetes and no dementia within their population. He die of the Kitavan people – root vegetables, vegetables, fruits, fish and coconuts – is thought to be the source of their vital health.
Living in damp houses tied to asthma, eczema…
The largest ever worldwide study of the link between damp homes and respiratory and allergic conditions, involved 46,000 children in 20 countries and provided extensive evidence that living in damp or mouldy homes is tied to asthma, allergies, hay fever and eczema.
Green beans are high in anti-inflammatory enzymes – compounds that help flush excess water weight out of cellulite-prone areas.
(Me: If you didn't know it, cellulite-prone areas are your butt and thighs…!)
Artificial sweetener could help cure Parkinson's Disease.
Washington: An artificial sweetener produced by fungi, bacterial, and algae could help treat those suffering from Parkinson's disease. Mannitol hat is present in sugar-free gum and candy has been approved by the FDA as a diuretic to flush out excess fluits and used during surgery as a substance that opens the blood/brain barrier to ease the passage of other drugs.
(Me: There is a needless scare, one would say artificially created, that all synthetic things are bad for health…)
Since coffee helps lower blood glucose levels, drinking coffee regularly reduceds risk of type 2 diabetes.
Silver can make antibiotics more effective…
Scientists at Harvard University found treating bacteria with a silver-containing boosted the efficacy of a broad range of widely used antibiotics and helped them stop otherwise lethal infections in mice. The silver made the antibiotics 10 to 1,000 times more effective.
Applying menthol on your temples can relieve you of that nagging headache.
Women in red attract men like magnets: study
Women are more likely to wear red when they are at their peak of fertility. Consciously or subconsciously wearing red could be seen as attempt to draw attention.
(Me: It is of course known that red and pink are the most attractive colours from the behavior of insects that are most often attracted to red/pink-coloured flowers)
Rob: Dr. please help. I broke my arm in two places.
Dr: Don't go back there again then!
Man to wife: "My boss treats us like children. We'd complain, but we kind of enjoy the puppet show staff meetings."
A little girl was sitting on her grandpa's knee playing with his long beard and patting his baldhead, and asked, "Did God make me?"
"Yes my dear" he replied.

"Did God make you?" she asked.
"Yes he did," he replied again.
She then said, "Well he sure does a better job these days doesn't he?"

$680,000 Mortgage


For his birthday, little Johnny asked for a 10-speed bicycle.

His father said, 'Son, we'd give you one, but the mortgage on this house is
$680,000 and your mother just lost her job. There's no way we can afford it.'

The next day the father saw little Johnny heading out the front door with a suitcase.
So he asked, 'Son, where are you going?'

Little Johnny told him, 'I was walking past your room last night and heard you telling mom you were pulling out. Then I heard her tell you to wait because she was coming too.

And I'll be damned if I'm staying here by myself with a$680,000 mortgage and no f*#kin' bike.
Laughter is an instant vacation.
Spine chilling news…
NZ burglar bumps into hanging corpse in house.
Wellington: A terrified New Zealand burglar handed himself in after breaking into a darkened house and bumping into a hanging corpse, waking neighbours with his blood—curdling screams. Inspector Greg Nicholis said it was the most unusual case he had encountered in his 28-year police career.
Weird world…
Airline forgets toilet paper on 10 hour flight..
An airline forgot to restore toilet paper supplies before a ten-hour flight, and encouraged passengers to use the materials from their hand luggage. Passengers on a flight from San Francisco to London were left angered after crew told to make do without any loo roll while in the air or to make use of materials from their hand luggage. Flight attendants were then forced to stock the cabin toilet with napkins.
Brit MP misspells 'learn' in tweet on English language…
London: A Tory MP made himself a laughing stock when he botched a message welcoming the government's benefits clampdown, a plan under which people who cannot speak English will have their benefits cut unless they learn the language. Andres S, Conservative MP for South West Bedfordshire, took to Twitter to welcome the idea. However, he typed: "Strongly support the loss of benefits unless claimants lean English"
US mogul celebrates $250mn (about Rs.1,300 crires!) divorce with sex tape.
(Me: He was sooooooooooo happy at having been able to jettison for good his wife of 43 years!)
4,000-year-old statue in UK moves on its own…
London: Curse of the spinning statue! In some eerie news, a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue has puzzled curators at Manchester museum after the relic started to mysteriously spin 180 degrees on its own. The 10-inch tall relic, which dates back to 1800 BC, was found in a mummy's tomb and has spent 80 years at the Manchester Museum. However, the curators were spooked recently after they kept finding the statue facing the wrong way.
Man robs fish tank, is held when he returns to buy goldfish…
London: A man whole stole a fish tank from a pet shop was caught when he went back to the same shop to buy goldfish to put in it. Nigel B had gone to the shop in Yorkshire, UK, on May 29, picked up a Pound sterling 50 hexagonal tank from the shelf and walked away with it. Staff only discovered the fish tank was missing later. Ball, however, returned to the shop to buy goldfish for the tank. When staff asked him what kind of fish tank he had at home, he pointed to the spot where the stolen tank had been and identified one of a similar design. The staff grew suspicious and called cops.
Retired constable held for posing as cop, duping people…
Mumbai: Baliram Rathod, 59, had retired from the police force a year ago. He came under the scanner in January, when a businessman complained that a cop took Rs.2.95 lakhs cash from him.
(Me: Kya karen, old habits die hard…)
"Violence is not funny"
Tweet of the day: "You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist… so just keep walking…"
(Me: absolute truisms)
What all modern men want…
All modern men really want two things – to feel like men and to feel they've earned a great woman!
(Me: that doesn't stop men foul-mouthing their hard-earned women – for public consumption and evoking guffaws..)
One woman to another: "Stanley and I broke up seven times before we got married – twice during the wedding ceremony."
Tongue very much in cheek joke…
Bob and Ron were standing in the queue at a fast food joint, waiting to place their order.
There was a big sign board that read "No bills larger than $20 will be accepted.'
The woman in front of them, pointing to the sign, remarked, "Believe me, if I had a bill larger than $20, I would not be eating here."
I have an unfortunate personality!
Time is what keeps things from happening all at once.
"Wisdom comes at the end"
(Me: More often at a heavy cost!)
Under every stone lurks a politician.
"Cinema is matter of what's in the frame and what's out" – Martin Scorsese
(Me: Nothing but the naked truth!).
News of the week…
Mostly partners kill Indian women…
London: Over half of all cases of homicide against women in India are carried out by their current or former partners, says a global survey published by the British prestigious medical journal Lancet.
(Me: A dubious record for the country whose people 'worship' the Devi/Kali/Durga, Laxmi, Parvati and Saraswati…)
News: Chickens smarter than our babies!
London: Chickens are no bird brains! Young chicks may be even cleverer than human toddlers, mastering complex skills like numeracy and self-control: new study..
(Me: that's why we so much relish chomping down chicken-made dishes. Of course the human variety of chicks are very sexy/attractive, too..!)
"People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude" – John C. Maxwell.
(Me: yep, people distinguish between milk and water sooner than later…)

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