January 30, 2012
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In 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, managing director of Guinness Breweries, was involved in a drunken argument about which of Europe’s many game birds could fly the fastest. Unable to settle the argument even after consulting a well-stocked library, he commissioned a new reference book that would be filled with the sort of facts that people routinely argue about over beer — the fastest, furthest, most expensive, largest, and so forth.
Thus was Guinness World Records born, and it has continued to this day.
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January 18, 2010
Avatar: The Plot, the Controversy, the Irony
Reading this post I just feel, that the thinking minds sometimes don’t see things at its face value. They possibly see things in a way that every action has a motive (covert or overt).
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By saying so, I’m not denying that James Cameroon might have taunted the big corporations and power-hungry countries through his movie Avatar. But then its a movie, James Cameroon has told a simple story in a superb fashion.
The controversy is the result over-analyzing a simple story-line. I’d say go enjoy Avatar as a movie not as a medium that is trying to prove a point.
October 2, 2009
Wondering what was wrong with this guy to keep is 2 daughters and wife locked for seven years. Probably some kind of a mental patient. And over all that the guy has the audacity to claim that he did not do anything wrong. Locked up for 7 years, what was the man thinking !!! And over all that neighbours were totally unaware of this. Feel sorry for the folks who get stuck up in this kinda mess for no mistake of thiers. Really sometimes feel blessed to have all good people around.
August 26, 2009
The moment I shared this news with a friend, she was quick to point out we will get back to being monkeys. Yes big fat old monkeys. The only thing that differentiates us from the rest is the big lazy brain we are all blessed with. If that start shrinking we might get back to being monkeys, reverse evolution. Older one gets, more the monkey he or she will be.
Fatness can lead to ‘brain shrinkage’ – Health – Health & Fitness – LIFE & STYLE – The Times of India
The research involving 94 people in their 70s showed that people with higher body mass indexes had smaller brains on average, with the frontal and temporal lobes – important for planning and memory, respectively – particularly affected.
March 19, 2008
Suffering from stress and anxiety, own a cat says the study !!!
A team of international researchers has found that owning a cat helps in relieving stress and anxiety, which is known to help protect against cardiovascular problems by lowering blood pressure and reducing the heart rate.
“The logical explanation may be that cat ownership relieves stress and anxiety and subsequently reduces the risk of heart disease,” The Daily Telegraph quoted lead author Prof Adnan Qureshi of the Minnesota University as saying.
According to the researchers, one reason could be that stroking the pet could cut the level of stress-related hormones in the blood.
The team came to the conclusion after analysing a data of 4,435 adults, aged between 30 and 75, about half of whom owned a cat. Subsequently, the team tracked rates of death from all causes, including heart and stroke.
The cat owners “appeared to have a lower rate of dying from heart attacks” over 10 years of follow-up compared to feline-free folk, Prof Qureshi said, adding the magnitude of the effect — a 30 per cent reduction in heart attack risk — “was a little bit surprising”.
Cat owners were still found to have a much reduced chance of developing strokes or heart attacks when the team took factors known to trigger heart disease, including high cholesterol levels, smoking and diabetes, into consideration.
Express India :: Meow…owning a cat cuts stroke risk by third
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