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Killer is adorable….can you please find a home which can adopt him??
My house was broken into last night by two robbers who locked me in the bathroom, and proceeded to steal all they could carry. My watchdog, “Killer”, did not alert me, and for this reason I am giving him away. I no longer want a dog – I’m installing an electic fence and detection devices with alarms. They’re cheaper and more reliable. For those interested in adopting the dog please send an e-mail urgently.
Considering, for every carat of rough diamonds recovered, more than 250 tonnes of ore has to be blasted, crushed and processed, these diamonds then are priceless. You will be impressed to know that most of these famous diamonds had their origins in India and are now housed in famous Museums around the world. The most mysterious of them all is the-
1] How the HOPE DIAMOND, killed the hopes of all its owners:- Currently housed in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, 45.52 Carats, is ironically named Hope diamond (named for its purchaser, Henry Thomas Hope) became associated with a run of bad luck for its owners.
The diamond is said to bring misfortune to its possessors, because it is believed to be stolen from an eye of a Hindu idol of the goddess Sita in India. And indeed many who possessed the Hope diamond died young or went bankrupt or were killed. It is thought to be a part of the famous Blue Tavernier Diamond, brought to Europe from India in l642, mined at the Kollur mines of Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. The Blue was purchased by King Louis XIV who had it cut to 67.50 carats from 112 carats to bring out its brilliance.
The diamond was stolen during the French Revolution, and a smaller diamond of similar color was sold in 1830 to Hope, an English banker. After inheriting the diamond, Hope’s son lost his fortune. It was eventually acquired by an American widow,
Mrs. Edward McLean, whose family then suffered a series of catastrophes: her only child was accidentally killed, the family broke up, Mrs. McLean lost her money, and then committed suicide. When Harry Winston, the New York diamond merchant, bought the stone in 1949, many clients refused touch the stone. To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the diamond in the Museum, Smithsonian Channel invited the American public to cast their vote on a new commemorative setting for the Hope Diamond, from three designs created by Harry Winston Inc.
The new design unveiled on the 20th of November 2010 is called Embracing Hope , chosen from the pre short listed design shown above. Embracing Hope includes two intertwined platinum bands, studded with 300 baguette stones. The Hope will be displayed briefly in its temporary setting next spring, the museum said. The diamond will be returned to its original setting, a pendant circled by diamonds, on a diamond necklace
2] How did the Koh I Noor from India end up on Queen Elizabeths crown travelling through 600 odd years :- Legend has suggested that the stone may date from before the time of Christ; theory indicates the possibility of its appearance in the early years of the 1300s; history proves its existence for the past two and a half centuries.105.60 Carats, an oval cut gem, now part of the British Crown Jewels. The name of this diamond means “Mountain of Light” and its history, dating back to1304, is the longest of all famous diamonds.
It was captured by the Rajahs of Malwa in the sixteenth century by the Mogul, Sultan Babur and remained in the possession of later Mogul emperors. It may have been set in the famous Peacock Throne made for Shah Jehan.
After the break-up of the Persian empire the diamond found its way to India. It may have traveled to Afghanistan with a bodyguard of Nadir Shah, who fled with the stone when the Shah was murdered, to be later offered to Ranjit Singh of the Punjab in exchange for military help (which was never delivered). After fighting broke out between the Sikhs and the British, The East India Company claimed the diamond as a partial indemnity, and then presented it to Queen Victoria in 1850. When the stone came from India, it weighed l986 carats; it was later recut to l08.93 carats.
It was first worn by the Queen in a brooch. It was later set in the State Crown, worn by Queen Alexandra and Queen Mary, and 1937 was worn for by Queen Elizabeth for her coronation. It is kept in the Tower of London, with the other Crown Jewels.
3]Why CULLINANA the Star of Africa is the biggest diamond in the world :- The Cullinan diamond is the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found, at 3,106.75 carats.The largest polished gem from the stone is named Cullinan I or the Great Star of Africa, and at 530.4 carats. It was the largest polished diamond in the world until the 1985 discovery of the Golden Jubilee Diamond. It was found by Frederick Wells, surface manager of the Premier Diamond Mining Company in Cullinan, on January 26, 1905.
The stone was named after Sir Thomas Cullinan, the owner of the diamond mine who presented it to King Edward VII on his birthday. It was cut into three large parts by Asscher Brothers of Amsterdam, and eventually into 9 large gem-quality stones and a number of smaller fragments.
In 1905, transport from South Africa to England posed a security problem. Detectives from London were placed on a steamboat that was rumored to carry the stone, but this was a diversionary tactic. The stone on that ship was a fake, meant to attract those who would be interested in stealing it. The actual diamond was sent to England in a plain box via parcel post, albeit registered
4] How Darya-Ye-Noor found its way to Persia from the Mughal Empire :- Darya-ye Noor Diamond is recognized as the possession of the first Mogul emperor of India and is ranked as the most eminent diamond among the Iranian Crown Jewels. ‘Darya-ye Noor’ is a Persian word meaning “Sea of Light”. The Darya-ye-Noor is known as one of the largest diamonds in the world and has a body mass of 182 carats (36.4 g) The diamond has a unique pale pink color that makes it a rare diamond. The extraction of this diamond was in India at the Golconda mine, which is in the southern India. The diamond was a precious possession of the Mughal knights.
The invasion of the adventurer, Nader Shah of Persia occurred in 1739 and the adventurer congregated a lot of possessions from the wealthy Mughal treasury that included the Darya-ye Noor, which were carried to Persia leaving the country of origin forever. The Darya-ye Noor presently forms part of the Iranian Crown Jewels and is on display at the Central Bank of Iran in Tehran
5] The symbol of love between Liz Taylor and Richard Burton:-The original diamond was found in the Premier mine in South Africa in 1966 and weighed 240.8 carats. The Taylor-Burton diamond was cut into a pear shape by jeweller Harry Winston and weighs 69.42 carats. Actor Richard Burton purchased the diamond for his wife Elizabeth Taylor to celebrate her 40th birthday in 1972 In 1978 Elizabeth Taylor sold the Taylor-Burton diamond after her divorce with Richard Burton. The diamond is now owned by Mr. Robert Mouawad who had the diamond slightly recut.
6] Why the Green Diamond from India is called the The Dresden Green :- The Dresden Green diamond originally from India, has got its name from Dresden, a city in Saxony in Germany, where it has been displayed for more than 200 years. The first time the diamond was mentioned was in the 1700’s.
In 1741 King Augustus III. purchased the green diamond, which is the largest natural green diamond of the world with a weight of 41 carats. Augustus had the green diamond set in a Golden Vlies Ornament. Only a few years later the ornament was rearranged, because Augustus was no member of the Order of the Golden Vlies. The Dresden Green was worked into a hat clasp along with other diamonds. This ornament is now on display in the Green Vault in the Dresden Castle.
(source: firstname.lastname@example.org )Considering, for every carat of rough diamonds recovered, more than 250 tonnes of ore has to be blasted, crushed and processed, these diamonds then are priceless. You will be impressed to know that most of these famous diamonds had their origins in India and are now housed in famous Museums around the world. The most ...
- I Believe…
That just because two people argue, It doesn’t mean they don’t love each other.
And just because they don’t argue, It doesn’t mean they do love each other.
That we don’t have to change friends if, We understand that friends change.
That you can do something in an instant, That will give you heartache for life.
That it’s taking me a long time, To become the person I want to be.
That you should always leave love ones with, Loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
That you can keep going long after you think you can’t.
That we are responsible for what, We do, no matter how we feel.
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs
To be done, regardless of the consequences.
That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down Will be the ones to help you get back up.
That sometimes when I’m angry, I have the right to be angry,
But that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had And what you’ve learned from them and less to do with
How many Birthdays you’ve celebrated.
(From: mohan <email@example.com>I Believe… That just because two people argue, It doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, It doesn’t mean they do love each other. I Believe… That we don’t have to change friends if, We understand that friends change. I Believe… That true friendship continues to grow, Even over the longest distance.Same goes for true love. I ...
on Jan 18, 2011 at 11:53)
A guy is browsing in a pet shop, and sees a parrot sitting on a little perch.
It doesn’t have any feet or legs.
The guy says aloud, ‘Jeesh, I wonder what happened to this parrot.?’
The parrot says, ‘I was born this way. I’m a defective parrot.’
‘Holy crap,’ the guy replies.
‘You actually understood and answered me. !’
‘I got every word,’ says the parrot.
‘I happen to be a highly intelligent, and a thoroughly educated bird’
‘Oh yeah?’ the guy asks.
‘Then answer this, how do you hang onto your perch, without any feet.?’
‘Well,’ the parrot says, ‘this is very embarrassing, but since you asked, I wrap my weenie around this wooden bar, like a little hook.
You can’t see it, because of my feathers.’
‘Wow,’ says the guy.
‘You really can understand, and can speak English, can’t you.?’
‘Actually, I speak both Spanish and English, and I can converse with reasonable competence on almost any topic, politics, religion, sports, physics, philosophy.
I’m especially good at ornithology.
You really ought to buy me, I’d be a great companion.’
The guy looks at the $200.00 price tag.
‘Sorry, but I just can’t afford that.’
‘Pssssssst,’ says the parrot, ‘I’m defective, so the truth is, nobody wants me, because I don’t have any feet.
You can probably get me for $20, just make the guy an offer.!’
The guy offers $20, and walks out with the parrot.
Weeks go by.
The parrot is sensational.
He has a great sense of humor, he’s interesting, he’s a great pal, he understands everything, he sympathizes, and he’s insightful.
The guy is delighted.
One day the guy comes home from work, and the parrot goes, ‘Psssssssssssst,’ and motions him over with one wing..
‘I don’t know if I should tell you this or not, but it’s about your wife, and the Austpost man.’
‘What are you talking about,?’ asks the guy.
‘When he delivered a package today, your wife greeted him at the door, in a sheer black nightie.’
‘WHAT???’ the guy asks incredulously.
‘THEN what happened?’
‘Well, he came into the house, and lifted up her nightie, and began petting her all over,’ reported the parrot.
‘NO!’ he exclaims, ‘and she let him.?’
Then he continued taking off the nightie, got down on his knees, and began to kiss her all over.’
Then the frantic guy demands, ‘THEN WHAT HAPPENED.?’
DUNNO?!? I got an erection, and fell off my perch.!’
If this doesn’t make you laugh, you’re having a really bad day
(contributed by : Amr on 06.08.2012)A guy is browsing in a pet shop, and sees a parrot sitting on a little perch. It doesn’t have any feet or legs. The guy says aloud, ‘Jeesh, I wonder what happened to this parrot.?’ The parrot says, ‘I was born this way. I’m a defective parrot.’ ‘Holy crap,’ the guy replies. ‘You actually understood and answered me. !’ ‘I got ...
- Toothpaste is one item that nearly everyone uses today, but what makes this concoction so special? Whether you brush your teeth once per day or three times per day, chances are that you’ve never taken the time to read that ingredient list. Some believe that the ingredients contained in a standard package of toothpaste are essential – others believe that water may be just as effective. In the end, there’s a good reason why most toothpaste packages warn: “Do Not Ingest!”
Formaldehyde:That same ingredient that coroners can’t live without can be found inside of your toothpaste tube. Formaldehyde kills all of those small bacteria that climb onto your teeth after eating or sleeping. If a large amount of formaldehyde is accidentally ingested, the result could be fatal. Severe formaldehyde ingestion results in jaundice, kidney damage, liver damage, and death.
Foam, suds, activation! What would toothpaste be without that satisfying soapy feeling? Manufacturers use regular detergent in order to appease the masses that prefer bubbly toothpaste. While bubbles may be fun, be careful if you accidentally ingest a large amount of this stuff – swallowing detergent can cause digestive tract burning.
Stretchy and slimy, seaweed holds that paste together. Without this green stuff, toothpaste would simply fall apart! The good news is that seaweed isn’t toxic. Infact, seaweed has a number of nutritional benefits, though hitting the sushi bar is a better way of gaining those benefits.
Minty, minty, minty! Fresh breath can only be kept fresh with the help of peppermint oil! While refreshing when brushing your teeth using toothpaste, peppermint oil can cause a slow pulse, heartburn, and muscle tremors if it is consumed.
As slick as the petroleum that it is derived from, paraffin creates a smooth paste that oozes onto your toothbrush using toothpaste. As you might imagine, paraffin wasn’t meant to be eaten. If you happen to swallow this ingredient, you may end up with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and severe constipation.
Never heard of this ingredient before? Sure about that? Glycerin glycol is added to toothpaste in order to prevent the paste from becoming too dry – it’s also found in antifreeze. Even though glycerin is not toxic, this additive may cause nausea if swallowed.
That’s right – chalk. Thanks to the fact that chalk is made from exoskeletons, it’s hard enough to remove all of that caked on gunk from your pearly whites. Chalk dust may cause lung problems if inhaled via toothpaste, and swallowing a bit of chalk could cause bleeding.
This is another common toothpaste ingredient, though it’s usually found in white paint. When added to toothpaste, titanium dioxide has the safe effect on your teeth as it does on walls – it keeps them nice and white (for a few hours, at least!). Ingesting titanium dioxide won’t hurt you, but it isn’t recommended either.
Something has to combat that terrible detergent taste! Saccharin is sweet, but not too sweet – just the way that most people like their toothpaste! Saccharin has been a hot topic of debate every since Theodore Roosevelt was in the White House. The USDA tried to ban the substance in 1972, though it is considered “safe” to ingest today.
One last ingredient to add a minty note to your breath. Without menthol, toothpaste might taste like, well, chalk, glycerin, paraffin, detergent, titanium dioxide, and seaweed! Go ahead and ingest menthol if you like, but sipping some tea containing menthol is a far better idea than chewing on your tube of toothpaste.
(source:http://www.worldamazinginformation.com/2011/01/10-amazing-dangerous-toothpaste.html)Toothpaste is one item that nearly everyone uses today, but what makes this concoction so special? Whether you brush your teeth once per day or three times per day, chances are that you’ve never taken the time to read that ingredient list. Some believe that the ingredients contained in a standard package of toothpaste are ...