Thursday, 18 July 2013

[www.keralites.net] Khatte-mitten khabhrain frm around the world for 18/7/13

 

 
Woman to husband: "You never share your deepest thoughts and emotions with me. Thank you!"
 
Woman to husband: "Your medical tests revealed an underactive laundry gland and a defective cooking gene."
 
Woman to husband: "I'm unhappy with my marriage. I'm also unhappy with m coffee, my spoon and napkin… maybe it's just me."
 
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Most perceptive quote on democracy…
 
"Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve" – George Bernard Shaw.
 
(Me: Better than the other one, 'we get the government we deserve'. If in casteist India, democracy doesn't work it is largely due to the myriad castes and sub-castes that are watertight compartments and claim superiority over the others and not only do they not have anything in common but also they mistrust, and opposed to, one another. For examples, the Iyers, one of the higher castes and one which I belong to, have several sub-sects or –castes and often marriage alliances are sought from within the same sect. A Presidential form of government would have done a little better because the top man would be directly elected by the people and will have a mandate to be in office for 5 years uninterrupted and can select his/her ministerial colleagues from experts in respective fields, unlike the Parliamentary form where the Prime Minister wouldn't be in a position to withstand the pulls and pressures from within his party and from his coalition partners in the selection of his cabinet colleagues who could be – and who are – unfit or ill-suited for the job either because he is uneducated or he because he knows nothing about the portfolio s/he is allocated).
 
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Visiting the modern art museum, a lady turned to an attendant standing nearby. "This," she said, "I suppose, is one of those hideous representations you call modern art?"
 
"No, madam," replied the attendant. "That's called a mirror."
 
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Man excitedly tells his wife: "Yesterday I ate 43 potato chips. Today I only ate 40 potato chips. I feel healthier already!"
 
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From the world of science…
 
How effective are drugs at treating disease?
 
A top executive of the pharmaceutical company Glaxosmithkline confessed in 2003 that 'the vast majority of drugs – more than 90% - only work in 30 to 50 percent of the people." That suggests that most prescription drugs don't work for most people most of the time."
 
(Me: At least, the allopathy drug maker makes a candid admission. On the other hand, the practitioners of alternative therapy like Ayur vedh, homeopathy, etc. would never ever do that. I for one always doubt the efficacy of the homeopathy medicines where the potency of the chief ingredients are diluted a million times, yet they claim these are effective)
 
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Now, human pee can charge mobile phones…
 
London: Pee power! In a world first, UK scientists claim to have developed a novel method to charge mobile phones – using human urine. Scientists working at the Briton Robotics Lab have described the "breakthrough" finding of charging cell phone using urine as the power source to generate electricity.
 
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Chia seeds (sabja Hindi) are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which enhance cognitive performance and reduce high cholesterol.
 
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Pull-ups are good for abdominal muscles and help stabilize the entire core.
Mindchow
 
The world is but a perpetual see-saw..
 
(Me: ups and downs..)
 
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Line Maro
 
Be unique and different, say yes.
 
(Me: Yes, of course, I am..)
 
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Weird world…
 
Snake bites man's penis as he sits on toilet..
 
A man was rushed to a hospital after a snake bit his penis while he was sitting on a toilet. The 35-year-old told emergency workers he was reliving himself in the bathroom in Israel when he felt a strong burning sensation in his genitals. "This is the first time I've seen a snake bite like this," said the doctor treating him.
 
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Chinese woman held for 'fabricating' police firing…
 
A Chinese woman has been arrested for allegedly spreading rumours on her micro blog by saying that police firing at a tourist site has led to a stampede, critically injuring one.
 
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Mundane news of the day..
 
Mid-day meal toll rises to 27..
 
The Bihar mid-day meal tragedy worsened on Wednesday with the fatalities rising to 27. Meal suspected to have been cooked in a insecticide container…
 
(Me: Now everyone will start blaming the local civic body/administration, as it happens ALWAYS. See, the body is a faceless, nonentity, but manned by local people. When even awareness about the necessity of hygiene and cleanliness standards, let alone sticking to them religiously, for avoiding food-poisoning and better health is so abysmally low, what else can you expect?)
 
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Pun fun
 
"What explains undistributed laptops in UP? An Akhilesh with no day keeps the Apple away!" – Bachi Karkaria.

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