Posted on 20 May 2013.
Recently, Gmail has been giving problems to its users. All of a sudden, you may find that you have signed out of your Gmail even without your knowledge! The reason behind this thing is not so clear to us. After all, why should we know about it? Since we are the end users, we just need prompt service and nothing more to it.
So what are the things that you can do when Gmail lets you down all of a sudden? Here we shall see some of the best options for you to spend time effectively without cribbing about how Gmail has turned out these days.
1. Go to Twitter
You can happily go to Twitter and crib or curse about the nasty Gmail servers that ditched you all of a sudden. In fact, this is one of the best options as you can kill your boredom too while you simultaneously complain about your problem. We are human beings and cribbing about things is our birthright, isn’t it?
2. Choose Facebook or Orkut
If not Twitter, you can always choose Orkut (err! It is also prone to problems too) or Facebook for this purpose. You could also play some petty games there. You can also blindly take those Facebook quizzes that are best time pass solutions ever.
3. Blog about the problem
You can also blog about this problem of yours caused by Gmail and express your anger and other emotions. In fact, blogs are the best since no one can question you about your expressions. Thus, it is the best place to put all your feelings right there and watch what people have to say.
4. Get some exercise
Tell yourself that you have been sitting in front of the computer for very long so you should consider a small walk in your lane. You can also take your dog along. Get some exercise for your body that has been up all day.
5. Clean your room
Care to clean your room, which has never received your attention for over a month or two. Else, you can also try to wipe your PC clean with a cloth or even use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dirt.
Posted in Featured, Technology
Posted on 04 January 2011.
Everybody is scared of getting buried alive and the following people had these nightmares transformed into reality when they were declared dead prematurely.
1. Virginia Macdonald
Virginia Macdonald died in 1851 after she had been ill for a long time. After she was buried, her mother was sure of the fact that Virginia was not dead. Unfortunately, when the coffin was taken out, it was found that the poor girl’s hands were bitten and the body showed other traces of having been buried alive.
2. Madame Blunden
Madame Blunden was declared dead in 1896 and was buried under a school. The coffin was opened up after complaints from children about noises and those who were around managed to watch her take her last breath.
In 1886, New York Times carried an article about a young girl named Collins who died suddenly and was then buried. When her body was being shifted, it was discovered that her knees were pulled till her chin, her arm was turned in an unnatural manner and her face was twisted in such a manner that it was obvious she had been through dreadful torture.
4. Unknown man
The Daily Telegraph carried an article in 1889 about a man who had been buried in Grenoble. Because he stayed intoxicated for 20 hours, it was assumed that he was dead. However, when the sexton was placing the thick coffin in the grave, he heard loud moans and frantic knocks. By the time he opened it up, the man had died and his head was badly mutilated.
5. Unknown man
The Sunday Times carried an article in 1838 about a man in Tonneins who was buried alive. When the coffin was being lowered into the Earth, the grave-digger heard loud noises and sure enough, the man had been declared dead prematurely.
Posted in Featured, People
Posted on 13 November 2009.
Among the several recreational sports that exist today, Soccer and Football are two famous games that have received good acceptance from the people worldwide. Also, they have existed since several decades and have made an impact all over. Call it Soccer or Football, this sport is the world famous and is enjoyed by all age groups of people over the world. The nature of both the games is almost the same with a thin line of difference between them.
They both are literally the same. Soccer is more of a crude form of Football. Both the games involve the feet to play the ball around. Here, we shall see some reasons what makes Soccer differ from Football. American Football is something that is more formal to Soccer.
1. Soccer was invented first:
Soccer was the first kind of game that had involved kicking the ball around without touching it by any part of the body. In fact, the idea was to just kick the ball and make it reach the goal. This was the most primitive kind of a sport which comes with originality.
2. While the whole world plays Soccer, only America plays Football!!!
Every other country plays Soccer and holds it to be something very sacred and also consider that its dignity lies in the game. Soccer is less popular in the United States and Canada due to several reasons of which one may be that they did not invent this game!
3. Soccer players are very handsome compared to Football players:
For instance, David Beckham is the heartthrob of several women out there. After him, Christiano Ronaldo lives this quote.
4. Better game environment:
Football fans can be really amazing with their wonderful facial paints and also the huge flags of their teams. But soccer has another section of fans called the hooligans singing their team’s anthem and light up camp fires while cheering outrageously for their team make the game much more interesting and absolute fun.
5. Among the footballers and Soccer players, Soccer players are considered to be far more fit than their counterparts:
The time duration of a soccer game can go up to about 90+ minutes while football just lasts for 60 minutes. Thus, this explains why soccer players are at their peak fitness level all the time.
Posted in Featured, Sports
Posted on 11 November 2009.
There is a fascination worldwide to own exotic, bizarre or dangerous pets even though it is considered illegal to capture or breed such animals. The following are some of the bizarre pet animals that are owned, sold, and traded worldwide regardless of the consequences.
Kinkajous have cute and adorable little furry bodies and really big eyes. Also called a sugar bear, it looks like a cross between a hamster, a squirrel and a chinchilla. Its life span is about 23 years. They are very cute animals which can also attack you fiercely. They have remarkable manipulatory abilities. This animal owned by Paris Hilton attacked her and sent her for treatment at least a couple of times. Hence this animal can be one of the dangerous pets.
2. Big Cats
These are cute pet animals that do not drive you crazy. They are irresistible creatures especially when they are babies. However the risk is that they can turn on you in a second even if they are well trained or young. All cats are carnivores and excellent predators.
3. Crocodiles and Alligators
People generally own alligators and crocodiles when they are really small and make cute pet animals. But when fully grown they can be really hard to manage and also pose a risk for life. Fully grown crocodiles have really big jaws. There is risk and danger in owing such pets.
4. Venomous Snakes
These animals are poisonous and can bite. A man in Cincinnati a man was bitten by his rhinoceros viper snake, one of the deadliest snakes in the world. He survived after taking an anti-venom, but will everyone be ready for such a risk?
5. Chimps and Monkeys
They have a great resemblance to humans and are adorable. They also tend to attack and bite animals and humans alike. When they become agitated they can really attack their enemy fiercely.
Posted in Featured, Mis
Posted on 10 November 2009.
The following is a list of sports films which is a compilation of films in the genre covering sports activities. Most of these movies now have their main characters idolized in local gyms around the world – the most popular being Sylvester Stallon as Rocky.
This is a boxing saga of prominent films written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, who plays the role of Rocky Balboa. The films are, by order of release date: Rocky (1976), Rocky II (1979), Rocky III (1982), Rocky IV (1985), Rocky V (1990) and Rocky Balboa (2006). The films series have made more than $1 billion worldwide.
2. Remember the Titans
Based on a true story, this movie is an American sports drama. It is directed by Boaz Yakin and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer for Walt Disney Pictures and was released in 2000. The role of Coach Herman Boone is played by Denzel Washington. The movie centers on the football team of the newly integrated T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia.
3. A League of Their Own
This is a 1992 United States comedy-drama film that is actually a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). The movie stars Tom Hanks, Madonna, Lori Petty, Geena Davis and is directed by Penny Marshall.
Directed by David Anspaugh, Rudy is a 1993 film. It narrates the life of Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger who nurtured dreams of playing football at the Notre Dame University in spite of great obstacles. It was the first movie the Notre Dame administration allowed to be shot on campus since Knute Rockne, All American in 1940.
5. Slap Shot
Starring Michael Ontkean and Paul Newman, Slap Shot is a 1977 that was directed by George Roy Hill. The film is partly based on writer Nancy Dowd’s brother Ned Dowd’s experiences playing minor league hockey in the United States in the 1970s.
Posted in Entertainment, Featured
Posted on 06 November 2009.
There are some ridiculous patents awarded to some of the inventions that were absolutely ridiculous. In fact, some of the patents were withdrawn after some period of time due to certain reasons. Here we will try to include about ten ridiculous patents that were offered by the USPTO. For USPTO, the patent seeking inventions have to be something new and never before. Also, they should be useful to the community. They don’t consider how crazy it is going to be when patented, but still proceed with the patent offering just like that. Here are some funny patents that will be rib-tickling for you to read.
Some of the top listed crazy patents are as below:
1. Dad Saddle:
This particular crazy invention is devoted to dads to carry their grown up children around. The description of this invention has it that while there are bags to carry your newborns and infants, there is nothing that can facilitate you in carrying your grown up children. Hence, this invention concentrates on how a dad can carry his grown up child who can actually walk!
2. Gerbil Shirt:
This invention allows you to carry your pets “in” your shirt. Instead, it could be better if you took your tiny rodent pet on a walk so that he could get some fresh air and also face some direct sunlight, which would do him, good.
3. Flatulence Deodorizer:
This is nothing but a pad that you need to place between your buttocks. It helps in absorbing the bad odor that arises when you fart. This crazy invention promises to save you from a humiliating situation when in public. Hope they had realized that the slightest revealing of the pad can cause much more humiliation to the one who is wearing it.
4. Device to Sense if a Pedestrian Was Hit:
This craziest patent can be installed in your car’s bumper. It is nothing but a sensor that senses if the thing you hit was a pedestrian or not. Why is it even needed when the person is already hurt? This is supposed to be the silliest inventions that ever got patented.
5. Animal Ear Protector:
If your dog has long ears and it always falls into the dog food when he or she is eating, then you might probably consider these animal ear protectors, which are nothing but tubes that hold their ears in place. Plain funny!
Posted in Featured, Technology
Posted on 31 October 2009.
Olympics sport event is one of the most important sports events that happen once every two years. These sports events are meant for all the countries in the entire world. Victory in Olympics is the biggest honour to any of the athletes. This prestigious event is held in different countries every term. Recently it was held in Beijing in the year 2008.
There is a whole range of games organized in this event. Winning in this event is definitely not an easy task as it might seem to be. Some of the athletes have managed to grab medals for more than one sport. Thus, their contribution is something that needs to be shown to the world. Often, we might wonder that if winning a single medal itself is so difficult, how people can manage to do the same continuously for a period of time over and over again. Thus, here are the names of a few amazing athletes who have achieved so much in more than one sport.
1. Clara Hughes:
She was born in Winnipeg on September 27, 1972. She is an athlete who is not just a Canadian Cyclist but also a speed skater. She has won Olympic medals in both the games. This implies that she has won both the summer and winter games of Olympics. By 2006, she was the only person to have won medals in both summer and winter games.
2. Paavo Johannes Aaltonen (1919-1962):
Born on December 11th, he was a Finnish gymnast. He has also won Olympic medals three times. In fact, he is regarded as the 2nd most successful gymnast in the Olympics event that was held in 1948. He has also won in Pommel Horse, Vault, etc.
3. Kjetil Andre Aamodt:
Born on September 2nd, 1971, he has achieved some amazing titles in the alpine skiing. He has also ended up winning about 8 Olympic medals in all which combine 4 Gold medals, 2 Silver, and 2 Bronze medals.
4. Cindy Klassen:
She was born in the year 1979. She is a Canadian Skater and has won several Olympic medals in this sport. Also, she started her career as an Ice Hockey player.
5. Carl Lewis:
He was born on July 1st of 1961. He was a multi-sport Olympian and has won about ten Olympic medals of which 9 were gold. He is a dominant sprinter and also a long jumper.
Posted in Featured, Sports
Posted on 30 October 2009.
These days, website servers often fail. It is nothing new. But when you are fully into it and find for yourself that your Twitter ditched you all of a sudden, you can’t do much but sit on your chair abusing the nasty servers that did it this time. The reason why a website goes down is not necessary to us. All that we are here for is to have fun.
Never mind, now that your Twitter has gone down, you need to find out ways to get out of this incident and do something fun-filled and exciting. Here are some funny ways to cope with the Twitter going down incident. It is not meant to be offensive in any way and requested to be taken on a lighter note only!
1. Immediately when you notice that Twitter is down, you can recollect all that you did today in your kitchen and think if you took a bath at all. If you haven’t, then it is time to hit the shower right away. Spend more time in the shower so that you can pamper your body with all the care it needs.
2. Play some games that you have on your computer or even try the online games that are silly but fun. There are also certain girly games that you might be interested in playing if you are a girl.
3. So what if Twitter is not there, you can log into Yahoo Chat and get into one of the chat rooms that are full of stalkers and have fun by pulling their legs just like they do to others.
4. Turn on the television and watch your favourite show. If nothing worth it is on the TV, then choose a movie you want to watch from your collection and go for it right away. You can also take your dog out to the lawn and start playing with him or her. This is the best past time activity according to me.
5. Wash your clothes and dry it in your yard. If you haven’t taken care of your garden for long, you need to consider doing it now. Also, you might require washing your car or bike that has never received attention at all.
Posted in Featured, Technology
Posted on 29 October 2009.
Wondering how to pull off a con job successfully? Here is the perfect inspiration as you take a look at the “jobs” pulled off by the top ten con men of all times.
1. William Thompson – Mid 19th Century
Often known as “The Confidence Man”, William Thompson was the first of his kind, a con man. His appearance as a highly civilized gentleman was the most instrumental factor in pulling off his jobs successfully. His modus operandi would be to get acquainted with the target and take him into confidence to relieve him of his precious watches or jewels and then make escape.
2. Ben Marks – 1870s
Highly skilled in card games, this man prepared the blueprint for the biggest con jobs in the recent times. A ‘shill’ (a disguised partner) was used by the dealer, who would bet and win therefore attracting big players to the ongoing game. Although it was not highly profitable, Ben Marks perfected it in his times and set the foundation for con jobs in card games.
3. Phillip Arnold & John Slack – 1880s
Responsible for the diamond hoax of 1882, these men claimed to have found a perfect diamond site by scattering some poor quality jewels at the site to lure potential investors. Many highly reputed firms including Tiffany’s were duped by this near-perfect scam and lost a great deal of money in it. Later apprehended, the matter was solved outside the court.
4. Charlie & Frederick Gondorf – Early 20th Century
Gondorf brothers upped the level of the “big store” scam by playing the “wire” job. They made the target bet on races after they had finished by making him believe that they could prolong the time between the end of race and announcing of results.
5. George C Parker – 1920s
This clever man devised an ingenious way to dupe people by selling those fake landmarks and famous monuments which included the Statue of Liberty, Madison Square Garden’s and the Booklyn Bridge. His greatest assets were a smooth talking tongue and an impressive personality which made the target believe his ingenuity.
Posted in Featured, People
Posted on 28 October 2009.
A recent survey carried out across the globe revealed some facts on the current status of charitable and philanthropic organizations in the world. This list compiles the Top Ten Charities who received the most votes. They have done a fantastic job by getting a large number of supporters to spread the word about their various causes.
1. Love/Avon Army of Women
The Love/Avon Army of Women is driven by two main partnerships which will propel research to prevent breast cancer: the partnership between Avon Foundation for Women and Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, and the partnership between women and scientists.
2. Best Friends Animal Society
Founded in 1986, Best Friends Animal Society is an American nonprofit 501c3 organization that is one of the most popular animal welfare rescue groups in America. Best Friends works with other rescue groups, shelters and members nationwide to promote spay-and-neuter services, pet adoption and education programs around the country.
3. Soldier’s Angels
Soldiers’ Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides comfort and iad to women and men of the United States Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force and their families. It is a volunteer-led, international organization supporting America’s men and women in uniform.
4. Mobile Loaves and Fishes
Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Inc. (MLF) is a social outreach organization for the indigent working poor and homeless people. Started in 1998 as a ministry of St. John Neumann, it became a nonprofit in 2000. The mission helps to provide clothing, food and dignity to humanity in need.
5. Adopt A US Soldier
Adopt A US Soldier is a volunteer based program aimed at honoring active US military personnel. It helps to connect deployed soldiers with supportive Americans and is a way by which encouragement and gratitude can be communicated to the brave men and women serving our nation.
Posted in Education, Featured