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 18 November 2009.
People who are interested in having pets are everywhere. While some of them take great care about their pets, some others may not even provide the love and affection the pets long for. The life of a pet entirely depends on how the masters treat them. If they are taken care with the best amenities they require, then their life expectancy increases by far.
Pets don’t just make your life happy and enthusiastic. They take part in your happy as well as sad moments. When you feel really lonely, you can find comfort in them. They know nothing but to give you unconditional love and faith. They are the best stress busters.
1. Box Turtle
A box turtle can live up to a maximum life span of about 123 years. This is probably the longest living pet in the whole world. If you want to have a giant turtle as your pet, then, well! It can live up to about 150 human years. They actually do not feed much too. You will have to pass it on to the next generation to take care of it.
If you have a small pond in your garden, you will surely love to have a swan there. They can live up to 102 years when you take good care of them. It is not just about feeding them. You need to give them the attention and care too.
Ordinary turtle pets can live up to a whopping 100 year span. In fact, your life span won’t last till then. So if you are worried that your pet turtle might not get the attention it needs once you are through, then it is better you don’t buy one.
Parrots are really sweet bird pets. However, if you think that by imprisoning it, you are doing injustice to it then it is better that you don’t have that as your pet and don’t have to put it in your cage any longer. However, parrots are capable of living up to 70 years. They can be your life long companions.
If you are planning to have an aquarium or a tiny fish tank, then catfish is the best choice of pet. It can live up to about 60 years and clearly shows that it can be your pet for life.
Posted in Education, Featured
Posted on 17 November 2009.
Nothing should stop you from achieving what you wish to achieve. Even if it means you are a diabetes sufferer. People diagnosed with diabetes have climbed mountains, won Olympic medals and even held high positions. The following are the top 10 diabetics who have taken control over their condition and become famous athletes.
1. Wasim Akram – Pakistani Cricketer
Wasim Akram is a former Pakistani cricketer. He was a left handed batsman and a left-arm fast bowler, who represented the Pakistani cricket team in Tests and One Day Internationals. Inspite of being a diabetic he achieved several milestones as far as the sport of cricket is concerned.
2. Arthur Ashe – Tennis – Wimbledon Winner
Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr, born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, was a professional tennis player. He won 3 three Grand Slam titles during his career. In spite of being a diabetic he is remembered vividly for furthering social causes.
3. Walter Barnes – Football and Actor
An American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, Barnes played college football at Louisiana State University. He played professional football for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles before pursuing his acting career.
4. Sarah Bina – Championship Clogger
Sarah Bina in spite of being a diabetic became a champion clogger. An American folk dance, clogging is similar to tap dancing. It involves making rhythmic tapping sounds with the feet. The tapping sounds are emphasized with the use of special shoes. These usually are soft leather shoes with hard soles and attached metal taps
5. Ayden Byle – Runner
A world-famous runner, Byle is one of the most well known diabetics in North America after having run 6521.5 km’s across it. He was the first insulin dependent diabetic to achieve this feat. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been donated by him for cure research and he is popular for his contributions to his non-profit charity – The Ayden Byle Diabetes Research Foundation.
Posted in Featured, Sports
Posted on 16 November 2009.
The following are some of the biggest killer diseases in the developing world which are ranked according to the annual death tolls. Some of these diseases are silent killers because the symptoms do not manifest itself until a later stage.
1. Lower Respiratory Infections
At least more than 4 million people are killed each year by lower respiratory infections such as pneumonia and other diseases of the bronchial tubes, windpipe or lungs, including Legionnaire’s disease. This infection spreads through laughing, exhaling, coughing or sneezing.
In 2004, over 3 million deaths were attributed to AIDS. Some 39.4 million people in the world live with HIV. HIV is the abbreviation for “human immunodeficiency virus”. It damages the immune system. HIV infection is the root cause of AIDS, which stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
The death toll as a result of malaria is between 1 million and 5 million each year. According to WHO, the number of people affected by Malaria annually is 300 millions. The disease spreads through mosquito infestation.
Diarrhoea kills around 2.2 million people each year. There are at least 4 billion cases of infected people every year. Caused by cholera, dysentery and other scourges, Diarrhoea is a symptom of infection viral, bacterial and parasitic organisms such as microscopic worms. Dehydration causes the maximum amount of diarrhoea-related deaths in children.
Over 2 million people die of TB every year. Over 8 million new cases develop each year and about 2 billion people are infected with TB. A chronic cough, chills, fever, weight loss and weakness are the main symptoms of this disease. The disease spreads through sneezing or coughing. Directly Observed Therapy Short-course – DOTS – is the internationally recommended approach to TB control.
Posted in Featured, Health
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 09 November 2009.
While technology and new inventions in the field of medicine has been marvelously moving ahead, there are still certain diseases that do not consist of a cure at all. In addition, most of the diseases turn out to be as deadly as anything else, which can erase the entire human race when not handled with care.
Pandemic diseases are the diseases that spread wide over an entire geographical area and killing thousands of innocent people on the go. There are some most deadly diseases that are listed below. Learning about them is really important since we should be aware of what has to be taken serious and also to understand that nature always has the upper hand and can destroy us in no time.
1. Salmonella as well as E.coli:
This disease is food borne. In fact, most of them enter our body system through the animals that we feed on. The current scenario holds that people who breed these animals tend to give them strong medicines irrespective of their health condition. This is the reason why our immune system seems to become less reactive to the antibiotics that we receive later on.
2. Yellow Fever Viruses:
Aedes mosquito is responsible for this sort of a disease. It will soon take effect and move quicker than you can imagine. This is nothing but the deadly malaria. Though it seems to have been held under control, caution should definitely be exercised.
This virulent virus was one of the deadliest airborne diseases so far. In fact, the number of lives claimed by it is also huge. This disease is caused by corona viruses. This infection hit the world in the year 2003.
4. Ebola Liver Infection:
This is nothing but the hemorrhagic fever that is deadly and also a quick destroyer. This causes the patient to excessively bleed internally and then finally approach death. This causes the capillary walls to cut and start bleeding. Hence, it is really very dangerous.
This is a mutant variant that causes something similar to the staph infection that is so commonly seen in hospitals and nursing homes. It cannot be treated with any kind of antibiotic. Hence, it can turn out to be a vicious killer. It is a common disease in places where close contact exists. Some of the most commonly infected areas are schools, offices, shopping malls, etc.
Posted in Featured, Health
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