Wednesday, September 30, 2009

For Your Cranial Pleasure

Did you know elephants are the only mammals who can't jump. I don't know why God would rob them of such a joy as jumping. But they can't, this also means giraffes can jump and I would like to see that one day.
And I like making lists. Like today, I am going to make a list of things you don't know. I love crazy random facts and I am sure you like feeling smart.

1. The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

This is something Dan Brown should have told me but did not, why is it there? In the bushes of all places.

2. The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.

3. On the new hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.
4. Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

5. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

Try and remember this...just for fun. And you know those "handle" things on spectactles and glasses, what are they called??

6. Some individuals who claim never to have felt romantic love suffer from hypopituitarism, a rare disease that doesn’t allow a person to feel the rapture of love.
7. Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.
I am safe!! I will roam the Amazons without fear now.

8. Every year, 100 men are diagnosed with breast cancer

9. Number of chemical elements in the universe : 104. In a glass of New Jersey tap water : 98

10. According to Bible, God killed 2,038,334 people , compared with Satan's 10.
But remember, he loves you. (God, I mean..)

11. A woman uses about 20,000 words per day; a man uses about 7,000.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Listen Today



                    1. Penny Lane (The Beatles)                    

2. Speeding Cars (Imogen Heap)

3. Son's Gonna Rise (Citizen Cope)

Saturday, September 26, 2009


So, yes its been quite long, but I have decided to resurrect my blogger self. The problem was that for the past three months or so I actually acquired a life, so that any free time I found was dedicated to sleeping. Now suddenly I crave to write again about various inane random things.

Something for your loony bun
As you may have noticed I have a very deep appreciation for youtube and this is a video which will quite literally change your life. It is a translation of an indian song into english. Its amazing.

I think you should read the same things I am reading
For example I read 'The Lost Symbol', by Dan Brown which is again a fine piece of work. You will never think of DC or George Washington the same way. I will not ruin the book for you because its simply amazing and you will just wonder why nobody told you those things before.
Secondly I recommend that you read any book by Bill Bryson. He' s witty and funny. I would write an excerpt from the book only I don't know whether its a copyright violation. I am reading 'Notes from Big Country' which is about our amazing nation.
You learn a lot of things from the book...for instance, did you know Grover Cleveland (former president) used to "relieve" himself from the office window and that Zachary Taylor had never voted in a single election and did not even vote for himself? Better yet, did you know that 400,000 Americans suffer injuries involving beds, mattresses and pillows every year? Pillows! As I said, its a great book.

Some Brit spotted a UFO
Assuming he was not under the influence of an illegal substance (and i really hope he was not), this could mean many great things. Actually he saw something red and shiny and it was moving. It could be any number of things but I really hope he is right.