Showing posts with label AMAZING FACTS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label AMAZING FACTS. Show all posts

Monday, December 12, 2016


To live a more balanced existence, you have to recognize that not doing everything that comes along is okay. There's no need to overextend yourself. All it takes is realizing that it's all right to say no when necessary and then focus on your highest priorities.

Habit 1 says, "You're in charge. You're the creator." Being proactive is about choice. Habit 2 is the first, or mental, creation. Beginning with the End in Mind is about vision. Habit 3 is the second creation, the physical creation. This habit is where Habits 1 and 2 come together. It happens day in and day out, moment-by-moment. It deals with many of the questions addressed in the field of time management. But that's not all it's about. Habit 3 is about life management as well--your purpose, values, roles, and priorities. What are "first things?" First things are those things you, personally, find of most worth. If you put first things first, you are organizing and managing time and events according to the personal priorities you established in Habit 2.


So, what do you want to be when you grow up? That question may appear a little trite, but think about it for a moment. Are you--right now--who you want to be, what you dreamed you'd be, doing what you always wanted to do? Be honest. Sometimes people find themselves achieving victories that are empty--successes that have come at the expense of things that were far more valuable to them. If your ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step you take gets you to the wrong place faster.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


People have been coming to the wise man, every time complaining about the same problems. One day he told them a joke and everyone roared in laughter.
After a couple of minutes he told them the same joke and only a few of them smiled.
When he told the same joke for the third time no one laughed anymore.
The wise man smiled and said:

You can’t laugh at the same joke over and over. So why are you always crying about the same problem?

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Heart Touching Story #184 - Mount Everest

Mount Everest

Sir Edmund Hillary was the first man to climb Mount Everest. On May 29, 1953 he scaled the highest mountain then known to man-29,000 feet straight up. He was knighted for his efforts.
He even made American Express card commercials because of it! However, until we read his book, High Adventure, we don’t understand that Hillary had to grow into this success.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Top 10 Greatest ODI Captains of all Time

10. Imran Khan (Pakistan) – 75 wins

Imran Khan is seen as one of the best all-rounders to have played cricket ever. But there is more to him than just being one of the best players to have come out from Pakistan. He was equally proficient as a leader and hopes to thousands of Pakistan cricket fans. He was like an emperor, his leadership was paternal. He was a father like figure to every member in the Pakistan team. He had a vision and set his eyes on the prestigious World Cup. In 1992, in the World Cup jointly held in New Zealand and Australia he accomplished the dream. He led from the front and brought home their first ever World Cup trophy. Imran Khan goes down in the history as one of the best captains in one day internationals. He has 75 wins from 139 matches as captain at a win percent of 53.96%. He is no.10 in the list of Top 10 Greatest ODI Captains of all Time.

9. Sourav Ganguly (India) – 76 wins

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Some of the greatest examples of presence of mind

What are some of the greatest examples of presence of mind?

At the Ruparel college (Mumbai), the science lecture hall has benches placed such that the front benches are on the ground, the next 2 rows are placed on an elevated platform and so on. Pretty standard arrangement so that all the students can see the professor and the chalk-board.
Once, the back-benchers sent small glass marbles down these steps. The bouncing sound and the resulting laughter right in the middle of a lecture annoyed the professors to no end, and it was near impossible to locate the students playing this mischief.
The very next lecture was by the famous Prof. Bhide, who used to teach chemistry. In the middle of the lecture, this rolling of marbles happened - but as soon as the initial laughter died down, the professor remarked: "Looks like somebody has lost his property!"
Thunderous laughter followed and thereafter the marbles were never rolled down.

Submitted by:- Rajiv Bhagwat, Software developer for too long!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Most Toxic Places on Earth - Amazing Fact

Along with the ten places mentioned in the video, here are other toxic places in the world that deserve an (dis)honorable mention.

Linfen, China: Los Angeles smog would be considered a ‘good day’ compared to the air pollution in Linfen and it’s considered the “most polluted city in the world.” The reason behind the pollution is credited to industrial manufacturing and automobile pollution. The air here is apparently so bad that leaving your clothes out to air dry can turn them black!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Why you should stop drinking bottled water

Why you should stop drinking bottled water

Do you tend to consume too many bottles of packaged drinking water? Here’s a good reason to stop doing so. A study performed at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) reveals that you are exposed to a host of harmful chemicals when you drink packaged water. 
How was the study conducted?
The study was carried out at 18 different bottled water companies in Mumbai, where 5 samples  of 1 litre bottles were analysed.
Which harmful chemicals were found in the samples?
The study revealed the presence of harmful chemicals like bromate in samples where 1 litre of packaged water contained 27% bromate. (Read:Warning: Avoid reusing plastic mineral water bottles!)
How does packaged water harm your health?
Drinking of packaged water with high amount of bromate could cause diseases like cancer, stomach infection and hair fall.
What is the limit of exposure?
Ideally, only 10% bromate is supposed to be present in bottled water and, according to WHO, only 4 mg of bromate is needed for packaged water. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that they will go through the report and will take necessary steps to make packaged water safer for consumption.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Inspirational Stories #176 - The Gift of Forgiveness – Christmas Story

The Christmas of 1949 we didn’t have a tree. My dad had as much pride as anybody, I suppose, so he wouldn’t just say that we couldn’t afford one.
When I mentioned it, my mother said that we weren’t going to have one this year, that we couldn’t afford one, and even if we could – it was stupid to clutter up your house with a dead tree.
I wanted a tree badly though, and I thought – in my naive way – that if we had one, everybody would feel better.

Amazing Facts about Food (It's too funny !!!)

Here are some of the funniest and amazing facts about food.  Read them and enjoy.

100 pounds of rain water is required to produce a single pound of food from earth.  
ü  11.9 pounds of cereal are consumed by average American / Canadian per year
ü  Do you know that we get only one pound of coffee from one coffee tree?
ü  The fear vegetables is called as Lachanophobia
ü  Do you know that the French fries came from Belgium, but they are most popular in USA
ü  The number one selling snack in USA is the Potato chips
ü  Do you know that Russian children are given a birthday pie instead of birth day cake?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Rohit Sharma smashes highest ODI score 264 India against Sri Lanka

Records Rohit Sharma broke during his knock of 264

India’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma smashed a brilliant 264 from 173 balls to register the highest score in the history of ODI cricket. In the process, he also broke a number of other records. He was dropped by Thisara Perera after playing a loose shot early on in his innings, but that did not deter the confidence of the Mumbai Indians captain. He went from strength to strength and took just 15 balls to get from 200 to 250.
Here are some records Rohit broke during the knock:
#1 Highest individual score in an ODI innings - 264

Rohit Sharma broke the record for the highest ODI individual score of all time today. He didn’t just beat Virender Sehwag’s 219, but also bettered Belinda Clark’s 229 against Denmark, making this the top individual score in an innings across all one-day internationals.

1) ROHIT SHARMA (India) 264 (173 balls) v Sri Lanka, November 13, 2014
2) VIRENDER SEHWAG (India) 219 (149 ball) v West Indies, December 8, 2011
3) ROHIT SHARMA (India) 209 (158 balls) v Australia, November 2, 2013
4) SACHIN TENDULKAR (India) 200* (147 balls) v South Africa, February 24, 2010
5) CHARLES COVENTRY (Zimbabwe) 194* (156 balls) v Bangladesh, August 16, 2009
6) SAEED ANWAR (Pakistan) 194 (146 balls) v India, May 21, 1997
7) VIV RICHARDS (West Indies) 189* (170 balls) v England, May 31, 1984
8) MARTIN GUPTILL (New Zealand) 189* (155 balls) v England, June 2, 2013
9) SANATH JAYASURIYA (Sri Lanka) 189 (161 balls) v India, October 29, 2000
10) GARY KIRSTEN (South Africa) 188* (159 balls) v UAE February 16, 1996

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mail sent by Narayan Murthy to all Infosys staff

Mail sent by Narayan Murthy to all Infosys staff:

It’s half past 8 in the office but the lights are still on… PCs still running, coffee machines still buzzing… And who’s at work? Most of them ??? Take a closer look…
All or most specimens are ?? Something male species of the human race…
Look closer… again all or most of them are bachelors…
And why are they sitting late? Working hard? No way!!! Any guesses??? Let’s ask one of them… Here’s what he says… ‘What’s there 2 do after going home…Here we get to surf, AC, phone, food, coffee that is why I am working late…Importantly no bossssssss!!!!!!!!!!!’
This is the scene in most research centers and software companies and other off-shore offices.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Some very good and interesting points about Japanese

Some very good and interesting points about Japanese
.. Read it till the end.

1 - Did you know that Japanese children clean their schools every day for a quarter of an hour with teachers which have led to the emergence of a Japanese generation who is modest and keen on cleanliness.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Who owns the Internet? The Internet's Owners

The Internet's Owners
So who actually owns the Internet? There are two answers to this question:
1.    Nobody
2.    Lots of people

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Why I Stop drinking CocaCola - 20 Shocking Facts That’ll Make You Never Drink Coca-Cola Again!

20 Shocking Facts That’ll Make You Never Drink Coca-Cola Again!


1) Coca-Cola will clean your toilet bowl to perfection

Sachin Tendulkar - 50 Interesting Facts about LEGEND Little Master

Sachin Tendulkar - 50 Interesting Facts about LEGEND Little Master

1. Sachin Tendulkar started off with centuries in his debut matches in the Ranji, Duleep and Irani Trophy. No other domestic cricketer has been able to break this record till now.
2. Sachin Tendulkar was done in by a sharp bouncer from Zimbabwe’s Henry Olonga in a league match at Sharjah in 1998. In the final match against the same opposition, Tendulkar had his revenge as he smashed the bowler all around the ground and belted an unbeaten 118 runs.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

35 Things You Might Not Know About Vin Diesel - Fast and Furious 7 Lead Acter

35 Things You Might Not Know About Vin Diesel

1. His real name is Mark Sinclair Vincent.
2. He changed his name to Vin Diesel while working as a bouncer at a nightclub called Tunnel in New York City.

Amazing Facts - You Probably Didn’t Know That Will Blow Your Mind

Amazing Facts - Probably Didn’t Know That Will Blow Your Mind

1. A new policy has been introduced in Washington to reduce the crime rate. As per that policy, the person who wants to do robbery or a crime has to inform the police in advance about the crime. Otherwise if he is caught after the crime, the police will treat it as additional crime.

2. In Alabama state in America, if someone knowingly or unknowingly throw salt on rail tracks, he will be hanged.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Lord Jagannath and the English Word Juggernaut

Lord Jagannath and the English Word Juggernaut

The English Word Juggernaut, which means ‘a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way’, is derived from the name of Lord Jagannatha. Actually from the Puri Jagannath chariot procession. The chariots pulled during the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatraare really huge and earlier people used to get crushed under the big wheels while pulling it. Friar Odoric, a Franciscan missionary, witnessed one such accident in 14th century and wrote about the huge chariot in a European journal.

About the Puri Jagannath Ratha Yatra Chariots

About the Puri Jagannath Ratha Yatra Chariots

The three chariots (Raths) used for the annual Puri Jagannath Ratha Yatra are newly constructed each year. A particular family of carpenters owns the hereditary right to construct the chariots. The construction of the chariots begins on the Akashya Tritiya day, which is around three months before the actual Ratha Yatra day. Each chariot used in the Rath Yatra has specific size and dimensions. The chariots are a classic example on indigenous engineering marvel.