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  • Guavas

    Guavas are a small tropical fruit that can be round, oval or pear-shaped (see more photos). They’re not all that common, but if you can track them down, it’s more than worth it. Guavas contain more of the cancer-fighting antioxidant lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable, and nearly 20 percent more than this popular fruit.
    Lycopene protects our healthy cells from free radicals that can cause blocked arteries, joint degeneration, nervous system problems and even cancer. Lycopene consumption is associated with significantly lower rates of prostate cancer; and men with prostate tumors who consumed lycopene supplements showed significant improvements. Lycopene has also been found to inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells, and research suggests that this antioxidant may also help protect against coronary artery disease.
    Guavas are also packed with vitamin C and other antioxidants. Serving for serving, guava offers more than 60 percent more potassium than a banana.
    How much: Aim to eat fresh guavas as often as you can when you can find them in stores. They’re not commonly available in the freezer section, and most guava juices are processed and sweetened, so they don’t provide the same superior nutrition that the whole, fresh fruit does. One to two guavas a day is a good goal.
  • Gorgeous Birds !!

    1. Himalayan Monal

    2. Formosan Magpie  

    3. Flamecrest 

    4. Golden Pheasant  

    5. Green Jay

    6. Kingfisher

    7. Lady Amherst’s Pheasant  

    8. Bleeding Heart Pigeons  

    9. Nicobar Pigeon

    10. Quetzal 

    11. Winson’s Bird Of Paradise

    12. No Idea What Bird This Is, But It’s Totally Rad  

    13. Peacock

    14. Sup, Polish Chicken  

    “Every sunrise delivers opportunities, while every sunset asks what we did with those opportunities.” 

    (contributed by: Mohan Rao on 22.03.2012)

  • New Year Quotes

    In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want.

    Irish Toast

    An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in.
    A pessimist stays up to make sure the Old Year leaves.

    Bill Vaughan

    For eleven months and maybe about twenty days each year, we concentrate upon the shortcomings of others, but for a few days at the turn of New Year we look at our own. It is a good habit.

    Arthur H. Sulzberger

    A new beginning is perhaps the best time to say…
    It’s so nice to know you…
    And here’s wishing our friendship
    continues to grow in the days to come.

    Author Unknown

    The secret for success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

    Benjamin Disraeli

    Be always at War with your vices,
    at peace with your neighbors,
    and let each New Year find you
    a better person.

    Benjamin Franklin

    Cheers to New Year and another chance for us to get it right.

    Oprah Winfrey

    I don’t really have a New Year’s resolution to go on a diet or anything like that. I am who I am, and I don’t want to be somebody else.

    Karolina Kurkova

    If it didn’t Bring you Joy,
    Just Leave it Behind.

    Let’s Ring in the New Year
    With Good Things in Mind.

    Let Every Bad Memory Go
    That Brought Heartache and Pain.

    And let’s Turn a New Leaf
    With the Smell of New Rain.

    Let’s Forget Past Mistakes
    Making Amends for This Year.

    Sending You These Greetings
    To Bring you Hope and Cheer

    Happy New Year!

    Author Unknown

    Many people look forward to next year for a new start on old habits.

    Author Unknown

    Year old has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. New Year in possession of hours of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the next twelve months!

    Edward Payson Powell

    Year-end is neither an end nor beginning, but it happens with all the wisdom, experience can instill in us.

    Hal Borland

    The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.

    G. K. Chesterton

    We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.

    Edith Lovejoy Pierce

    Let fall Showers of Love
    and Romance Bloom,
    A Romantic Year Ahead.

    Author Unknown

     Friends are not beautiful as they look and they walk as they talk. Friends are beautiful as they are sincere as they care and as they remember.
    Happy New Year!

    Author Unknown




  • Karnataka Home Minister rewards two traffic corps

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  • World Situation

    If a man cuts his finger off while Slicing salami at work, 
    He blames the restaurant. 
    If you smoke three packs a day for 40 years and die of lung cancer, 
    Your family blames the Tobacco company. 
    If your neighbor crashes into a tree while driving home drunk, 
    He blames the bartender. 
    If your grandchildren are Brats without manners, 
    You blame television
    If your friend is shot by a Deranged madman, 
    You blame the gun manufacturer.
    And if a crazed person breaks into the cockpit and 
    tries to kill the pilot at 35,000 feet,
    and the passengers Kill him instead, 
    The mother of the crazed deceased blames the airline. 
    Any problem in your computers,
    I want all of you to  blame Bill Gates .

    (contributed by:Mohan Rao on 29.04.2011)

  • The Man Who Thinks He Can – Poem

    ” The Man Who Thinks He Can”


    If you think you’re beaten, you are.
    If you think you dare not, you don’t.
    If you’d like to win, but think you can’t,
    It’s almost a cinch you won’t.

    If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost.
    For out in the world we find,
    Success begins with a fellow’s will,
    It’s all a state of mind.

    If you think you’re out-classed, you are;
    You’ve got to think high to rise.
    You’ve got to be Sure of yourself,
    If you ever want to obtain a prize.

    Life’s battles does not always go,
    To the stronger or faster man.
    But, soon or late, the man who wins,

    ‘The Man Who Thinks He Can’


    (contributed by: Joseph Epstein)

  • Things to Know

    If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on the right side of your mouth. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on the left side of your mouth.

    To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million individual flowers

    Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by ‘Bayer’.

    Communications giant Nokia was founded in 1865 as a wood-pulp mill by Fredrik Idestam.

    Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult! In America tipping is forced upon customer at 15 to 18%.

    People in nudist colonies play volleyball more than any other sport.
    Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.

    Astronauts can’t belch – there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.

    Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies often used urine as mouthwash.

    The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.

    The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion to shave them off!

    Because of the speed at which Earth moves around the Sun, it is impossible for a solar eclipse to last more than 7 minutes and 58 seconds.

    The night of January 20 is “Saint Agnes’s Eve”, which is regarded as a time when a young woman dreams of her future husband.

    There are over 25 million bubbles waiting to burst out of each bottle of Champagne

    Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros

    It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

    The heat of peppers is rated on the Scoville scale

    Gold is the only metal that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in the ground for thousands of years
    Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end

    If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

    Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related diseases.

    When it originally appeared in 1886 – Coca Cola was billed as an Esteemed Brain Tonic and Intellectual Beverage.

    Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals

    Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.

    The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.

    For every real Christmas tree harvested, two to three seedlings are planted in its place.

    Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent

    Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke unless it’s heated above 450°F

    The Shell Oil Company originally began as a novelty shop in London that sold seashells

    The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

    Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean

    The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man

    Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density
    Fish and Chip selling officially remained an offensive trade until 1940 due to the smell it produces

    The University of Alaska spans four time zones

    The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

    In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.

    Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru (Hear no evil) and Mazaru (Speak no evil).

    Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.

    Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

    A comet’s tail always points away from the sun

    The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent

    Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.

    The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.

    If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.

    When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight

    Trivia in Roman mythology was the goddess who haunted crossroads, graveyards and was the goddess of sorcery and witchcraft. She wandered about at night, and was seen only by the barking of dogs who told of her approach.

    In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed

    Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside

    Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams

    It cost the soft drink industry $100 million a year for thefts committed involving vending machines

    The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year

    The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust

    Due to earth’s gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters

    Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right, but women’s shirts have the buttons on the left

    Mickey Mouse is known as “Topolino” in Italy

    Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down

    The painting that won second place in a competition held by the US National Academy of Design was hanging upside down when it was judged

    Everything weighs one percent less at the equator

    For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off

    The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.



    (Contributed by : Amr on 29.09.2012)



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