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  • Tree Shaping – unique tree stems.

     

    Tree Shaping – Unique Tree Stems”

    You might find this interesting, if you haven’t already seen it.

    Peter and Becky of Australia have mastered the art of Tree Shaping.

    Pooktre, as they have called it, has perfected a Gradual shaping method,

    which is the shaping of trees as they grow along predetermined designs.

    Designing and setting up the supporting famework are fundamental to

    the success of a tree. Some are intended for harvest to be high quality.

    Indoor furniture and others will remain living art.

     

     

     

     

    (CONTRIBUTED BY: mohanrao on  19.11.2011)

     

  • Haiti – Africa

    Haiti Beach

    Haiti Beach

    Water Fall Haiti

    Water Fall

    Jacme View Haiti

    Jacme View Haiti

    Cathédrale de Cap-Haïtien

    Cathederal of Cap Haitian

    Carrefour Haiti

    Carryfour Haiti

    Gommier Haiti

    Gommier Haiti

    Haiti

    Cap Haitian

    Port AU Prince View Haiti

    Port AU Prince Haiti

    Peacekeeping - MINUSTAH

     

    Haitian National Palace After Earth Quake

  • Karnataka Home Minister rewards two traffic corps

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  • Before & after Marriage.

     

    Before & after Marriage

     

    Before Marriage…


    Boy: Yes. At last. It was so hard to wait.

    Girl: Do you want me to leave?

    Boy: No! Don’t even think about it.

    Girl: Do you love me?

    Boy: Of course! Over and over!

    Girl: Have you ever cheated on me?

    Boy: No! Why are you even asking?

    Girl: Will you kiss me?

    Boy: Every chance I get!

    Girl: Will you hit me?

    Boy: Are you crazy! I’m not that kind of person!

    Girl: Can I trust you?

    Boy: Yes.

    Girl: Darling!

    After marriage…

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    Now just read it from bottom to top

  • Apology to all lawyers.

     

     Apology to all lawyers

    And you think lawyers don’t have hearts?

     

    The United Way realized that it had never received a donation from the city’s most successful lawyer. So a United Way volunteer paid the lawyer a visit in his lavish office. The volunteer opened the meeting by saying, ‘Our research shows that even though your annual income is over two million dollars, you don’t give a penny to charity. Wouldn’t you like to give something back to your community through the United Way?’.

    The lawyer thinks for a minute and says, ‘First, did your research also show you that my mother is dying after a long, painful illness and she has huge medical bills that are far beyond her ability to pay?’

    Embarrassed, the United Way rep mumbles, ‘Uh… no, I didn’t know that.’

    ‘Secondly,’ says the lawyer, ‘ did it show that my brother, a disabled veteran, is blind and confined to a wheelchair and is unable to support his wife and six children?”

    The stricken United Way rep begins to stammer an apology, but is cut off again.

    ‘Thirdly, did your research also show you that my sister’s husband died in a dreadful car accident, leaving her penniless with a mortgage and three children, one of whom is disabled and another that has learning disabilities requiring an array of private tutors?’

    The humiliated United Way rep, completely beaten, says, ‘I’m so sorry. I had no idea.’

    And the lawyer says, ‘So, if I didn’t give any money to them, what makes you think I’d give any to you?

    (contributed by : Samy Narayana on 15.09.2012)
  • Marriage

    Marriage is good, otherwise we may have nobody to quarrel with.

     

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    Permanent waves are increasing, but permanent wives are decreasing.

     

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  • Watch Out for These 12 Dangerous Vegetables

    1. Kidney Beans

    If you eat undercooked or raw kidney beans, the toxin phytohaemagglutinin (a lectin, known to interfere with cellular metabolism) can cause extreme nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and in some cases you may need to be hospitalized. Sometimes known as Red Kidney Bean Poisoning, this condition is caused by eating raw, soaked kidney beans or beans that have been cooked in a crock pot without being boiled (or heated to a high enough temperature first). In fact, heating kidney beans to 176 degrees F may increase their toxicity five-fold compared to eating the raw, which is why outbreaks have been associated with slow cookers or crockpots. Illness can occur from just four or five undercooked cooked or raw beans. In order to make kidney beans safe for consumption, you must soak them for at least 5 hours, get rid of the water and then boil them briskly in fresh water for at least 10-30 minutes.

    2. Mushrooms

    Though technically a fungus, many species of wild mushrooms contain poisons that can cause illness ranging from mild to deadly. In some cases, symptoms don’t appear for hours, days or even weeks after the mushroom is eaten, and by that time permanent organ damage may have already occurred. Toxins in wild mushrooms cannot be made “safe” by any from of cooking, freezing or processing, and it can be extremely difficult to discern a poisonous mushroom from a safe one. To be safe, unless you’re a trained expert on mushroom identification, don’t eat any mushrooms you find in the wild.

    3. Corn

    Corn can be contaminated with aflatoxin, a toxin produced by fungus that can grow on certain foods. Aflatoxins are known to cause cancer as well as liver and immune-system problems. Although a human illness outbreak related to aflatoxin has not been reported in the United States, they have occurred in other countries, and aflatoxin-contaminated pet foods have caused outbreaks and deaths among dogs and cats in the United States. It is, however, difficult to prove that a disease such as cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer is caused by aflatoxin, even though there is reliable evidence that it is an important danger to public health (particularly when unregulated). Other foods that may contain aflatoxin include peanuts, rice, dried coconut meat, cocoa beans, figs, ginger and nutmeg.

    Corn

    4. Potatoes

    If a potato is green or sprouted, it’s a sign that it contains solanine, a compound that is toxic even in small amounts. Eating a green potato, or potato sprouts, can cause what’s known as potato plant poisoning or solanum tuberosum poisoning, leading to symptoms ranging from diarrhea and vomiting to delirium, paralysis, shock and, in extremely rare cases, death.

    5. Tomatoes

    The leaves and stems of the tomato plant contain glycoalkaloid, a toxin that can lead to stomach upset, headache and dizziness. Green tomatoes do contain some alkaloid poison as well, but generally in too small of quantities to be dangerous. That said, tea made from tomato leaves should be avoided.

    Tomatoes

    6. Rhubarb

    Rhubarb stalks, which are actually stems of a perennial plant, are quite tasty when used in pies or crumbles, but the leaves of this plant are very poisonous. If you eat rhubarb leaves, it can cause vomiting and diarrhea, along with seizures, difficulty breathing, kidney problems, coma and even death due to the oxalic acid salts they contain.

    7. Lima Beans

    Lima beans contain the deadly poison cyanide, which is produced to prevent predators from eating them. Eating large amounts of raw lima beans may cause violent illness and death, so be sure they are thoroughly cooked (soaked and then boiled in fresh water for at least 10 minutes) before eating.

    8. Parsnips

    Parsnips contain naturally occurring chemicals called psoralens, which cause genetic mutation and cancer in animals when exposed to ultraviolet light. These toxins are not destroyed by normal cooking, leading researchers to question whether they may have toxic consequences in humans.[ii]

    9. Alfalfa Sprouts

    Alfalfa sprouts have made the news many times due to contamination with salmonella and e. coli, however even when not contaminated they contain a natural chemical called canavanine that has been found to cause a lupus-like autoimmune disease in an animal study. There is some evidence that people with lupus may want to avoid alfalfa sprouts as they may aggravate the condition.

    10. Spinach

    Spinach contains compounds called oxalates, which can bind to calcium in your body. If eaten in large quantities, there is some evidence that suggests it may contribute to the formation of kidney stones (most kidney stones in U.S. adults are calcium oxalate stones). However, some believe restricting dietary oxalates will not reduce kidney stone formation. Other vegetables that contain oxalates include Swiss chard, beet greens, okra, parsley, collard greens and leeks.

    11. Fava Beans

    In people with G6PD deficiency, a hereditary abnormality, eating fava beans (and certain other legumes) may destroy red blood less and cause hemolytic anemia — a condition known as favism. This deficit is most common in people from Africa, followed by those from the Mediterranean and southeast Asia.

    12. Celery

    Though ordinarily healthy, celery topped the Environmental Working Group’s 2011 list of fruits and vegetables most contaminated with pesticides. Coming in at #2 (apples were #1), celery was found to be highly contaminated and tested positive for 57 different pesticides.[iii] If you’re going to eat celery, buying organic makes sense.

     

     

    (source: http://www.losethebackpain.com/blog/2012/05/16/dangerous-vegetables/)




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