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Elephants march through hotel lobby after it was built on their migration trail!   The Mfuwe Lodge in  Zambia   happens to have been built next to a mango grove that one family of elephants have always visited when the fruit ripens. When they returned one year and found the luxury accommodation in the way, they simply ...
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    A doctor was addressing a large audience in Oxford …

    “The material we put into our stomachs should have killed most of us sitting here, years ago.
    Red meat is full of steroids and dye. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG.
    High trans fat diets can be disastrous and none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water.
    But, there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all and most of us have, or will eat it.
    Can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?”

    After several seconds of quiet, a 70-year-old man in the front row raised his hand, and softly said, “Wedding Cake.”

     

     

    (contributed by:Mohan Rao on 27.07.2011)

     

      A doctor was addressing a large audience in Oxford … “The material we put into our stomachs should have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is full of steroids and dye. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. High trans fat diets can be disastrous and none of us ...
  • New Year History

    The New Year is one of the oldest festivals of the world, dating back to the pre historic era. The New Year History itself forms an extensive area of study. The history of New Year has undergone a series of changes over the ages to achieve its global form. The urge of celebrating New Year as a vibrant festivity emerged at the dawn of civilization. At present, New Year is celebrated on January 1 and it had been an essential part of the cultural and traditional practices of the different communities inhabiting the world. This had been the practice for the last few centuries but the New Year History had its root to yet far off times. Therefore, this is the principal reason that the New Year traditions vary from country to country.

    The earliest instance of New Year is found in Mesopotamian culture. It was about 2000 BC, when the people of Babylon used to observe New Year celebrations on the day of the Vernal Equinox that is during the middle of March. It was the Romans, who recognized March 1 as New Year Day in their calendar. At that time there were only ten calendar months beginning from March. The relevance of this fact can still be seen in the names of some months, which were been set according to their respective sequences in the calendar. As in the calendar of the present time the months from September to December are placed as the ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth months respectively, previously they were positioned as the seventh, eighth, ninth and the tenth months. In Latin, ‘Septem’ means, seven, ‘Octo’ means, eight, ‘Novem’ means, ninth and ‘Decem’ means ten.

    The Roman calendar also passed through an array of rectifications. The calendar was attributed with the months of January and February in 153 BC, by Numa Pontilius, the second Roman king. Thus the festival of New Year got shifted to the month of January for the first time, although people carried on observing New Year on March 1 for quite a long time after that.

    This is still not the end of the New Year History. Several new calendars were been devised. Julius Caesar implemented the Julian calendar which was created based on the solar system whereas the previous calendar were based on the lunar cycle. The Christianity has added up new meaning to the New Year Celebration by lionizing the Christmas Day, the Annunciation Day and The Easter as New Year Day at various times. There had also been times when January 1 had been abolished to be celebrated as New Year altogether.

    It was in the Gregorian calendar established by Pope Gregory XII , New Year was firmly positioned on January 1. It was readily accepted by the Catholics and then by the Protestants and soon became a holiday recognized by the entire world slowly and steadily.

     

    (source:http://www.123newyear.com/history/)

    The New Year is one of the oldest festivals of the world, dating back to the pre historic era. The New Year History itself forms an extensive area of study. The history of New Year has undergone a series of changes over the ages to achieve its global form. The urge of celebrating New ...
  • 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

     

     

    (source:http://quoteocean.com/happy-new-year-quotes/1)

    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 ...



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