Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Worlds Towers Then, Now and in the Future

Rasheed Noor forwarded to me these photos of the world towers.
It took more than a century to surpass the height of the Paris Tower.

Location : Paris
Height : 318 Meters
Floors :
Built : 1887

Location : Dubai
Height : 321 Meters
Floors :
Built : 1999

Location : Shanghai China
Height : 421 Meters
Floors : 88
Built : Built : 1998

Location : Chicago Illinois
Height : 443 Meters
Floors : 110
Built : 1973

Location : Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Height : 452 Meters
Floors : 88
Built : 1998

Location : Shanghai China
Height : 492 Meters
Floors : 101
To Be Completed : 2007

Location : Taipei Taiwan
Height : 508 Meters
Floors : 101
Built : 2004

Location : Guangzhou, Shanghai China
Height : 514.8 Meters
Floors : 131
To Be Completed : 2010

Location : Tokyo Japan
Height : 600 Meters
Floors : 130
To Be Completed : 2007

Location : WTC Manhattan NY
Height : 541 Meters
Floors : 69
To Be Completed : 2010

Location : Dubai
Height : 705 Meters
Floors : 160
To Be Completed : 2008

Location : Shanghai China
Height : 1228 Meters
Floors : 300
To Be Completed : 2020


Friday, April 20, 2007

Don'ts after Meal-Advice for Longer Life

Forwarded by bayi.

It has been the habit of so many to smoke after eating. Now read this.

Don't smoke- Experiment from experts proves that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarettes (chances of cancer is higher).

Don't eat fruits immediately - Immediately eating fruits after meals will cause stomach to be bloated with air. Therefore take fruit 1-2 hr after meal or 1hr before meal.

Don't drink tea - Because tea leaves contain a high content of acid. This substance will cause the Protein content in the food we consume to be hardened thus difficult to digest.

Don't loosen your belt - Loosening the belt after a meal will easily cause the intestine to be twisted & blocked.

Don't bathe - Bathing will cause the increase of blood flow to the hands, legs & body thus the amount of blood around the stomach will therefore decrease. This will weaken the digestive system in our stomach.

Don't walk about - People always say that after a meal walk a hundred steps and you will live till 99. In actual fact this is not true. Walking will cause the digestive system to be unable to absorb the nutrition from the food we intake.

Don't sleep immediately - The food we intake will not be able to digest properly. Thus will lead to gastric & infection in our intestine.


Thursday, April 19, 2007

Vasectomy the Third

Forwarded by bayi.

World's population is getting bigger and family planning awareness is a responsibility of the government.

Some newly married friends were visiting us when
the topic of children came up. The bride said she
wanted three children, while the young husband said
two would be enough for him.

They discussed this discrepancy for a few minutes until
the husband thought he'd put an end to things by
saying boldly, "After our second child, I'll just have a

Without a moment's hesitation, the bride retorted,
"Well, I hope you'll love the third one as if it's your own."

Monday, April 16, 2007

Fixing the Problem-Advice from a Kangaroo

Forwarded by bayi.

When the overlook what really is the problem, they can not get the right solution.

A kangaroo named Joey kept escaping from his enclosure at the zoo. Knowing
that he could hop really high, the zoo officials built a six-foot fence.
However, Skippy was out of his enclosure the next morning, roaming around
the zoo.

A nine-foot fence was put up. But again Joey got out.

When the fence was twenty feet high, a camel in the next enclosure asked
Joey the kangaroo, "How much higher do you think they'll build it?"

Joey replied, "They could build it half a mile high, but unless somebody
locks the gate at night, I am going to keep getting out of my enclosure."


Sunday, April 15, 2007

Strange Houses

Forwarded by bayi.

Do you find your house similar to these strange houses? I do. My grandparents house was similar to number seven.

1. House between two rocks. It looks more like a cathedral. What's with that ladder rope?

house between two rocks

2. The Castle on a rock. Where's the entrance? Is this Rapunzel's tower?

house on a rock

3. I call this stairway house. I saw one like this in Jet Li's movie filmed in China.
In Tagaytay, you will find similar houses that are designed to follow the rolling terrain of the place.

stairway house

4. House Hanging from a tree? No way would I be convinced to go inside that house. Ugh.

house hanging from a tree

5. This house is earthquake safe.
house between two boulders

6. The Titanic House. No need for centralized airconditioner.

house on ice

7. The house by the sea.
house between two posts
8. The house in an island. Enjoy the ocean waves.
house in an island

9. Is this a lighthouse?
house between two islands
10. A tree house for adults.

tree house
11. A house on a rock.
house on a rock


Saturday, April 14, 2007

Job Interview

Forwarded by bayi.

The Fastest Thing ...

An office manager was given the task of hiring an individual to fill a job
opening. After sorting through a stack of resumes he found four people who
were equally qualified.

He decided to call the four in and ask them only one question.

Their answer would determine which of them would get the job.
The day came and as the four sat around the conference room table the
interviewer asked:

"What is the fastest thing you know of?"

Acknowledging the first man on his right, the man replied,

"A THOUGHT. It just pops into your head. There's no warning that it's on the
way; it's just there. A thought is the fastest thing I know of."

"That's very good!" replied the interviewer.
"And now you sir?" he asked the second man.
"Hmm....let me see. A blink!

It comes and goes and you don't know that it ever
A BLINK is the fastest thing I know of."

"Excellent!" said the interviewer. "The blink of an eye
... that's a very popular cliché for speed."
He then turned to the third man who was contemplating his reply.

"Well, out at my dad's ranch, you step out of the house
and on the wall there's a light switch. When you flip that switch,
way out across the pasture the light in the barn comes on in less than
an instant.

TURNING ON A LIGHT is the fastest thing I can think of."
The interviewer was very impressed with the third answer
and thought he had found his man. "It's hard to beat the speed of
light" he said.

Turning to the fourth and final man, the interviewer
posed the same question.

It's obvious to me that the fastest thing known is

"WHAT!?" said the interviewer, stunned by the response.

"Oh I can explain." said the fourth man.

"You see the other day I wasn't feeling so good and I ran
for the bathroom.

But, before I could THINK, BLINK, or TURN ON THE LIGHT, I
had already sh*t in my pants!"

Friday, April 13, 2007

Hair Spray Restores Dead Hare

Forwarded by bayi

A man was blissfully driving along the highway, when he saw the Easter Bunny
hopping across the middle of the road. He swerved to avoid hitting the
Bunny, but unfortunately the rabbit jumped in front of his car and was hit.
The basket of eggs went flying all over the place.

The driver, being a sensitive man as well as an animal lover, pulled over to
the side of the road, and got out to see what had become of the Bunny
carrying the basket. Much to his dismay, the colorful Bunny was dead. The
driver felt guilty and began to cry.

A blonde driving down the same highway saw the man crying on the side of the
road and pulled over. She stepped out of her car and asked the man what was

"I feel terrible," he explained, "I accidentally hit the Easter Bunny and
killed it. There may not be an Easter because of me. What should I do?"

The blonde told the man not to worry. She knew exactly what to do. She went
to her car trunk, and pulled out a spray can. She walked over to the limp,
dead Bunny, and sprayed the entire contents of the can onto the little furry

Miraculously the Easter Bunny came to back life, jumped up, picked up the
spilled eggs and candy, waved its paw at the two humans and hopped on down
the road. 50 yards away the Easter Bunny stopped, turned around, waved and
hopped on down the road another 50 yards, turned, waved, hopped another 50
yards and waved again!

The man was astonished. He said to the woman, "What in heaven's name is in
your spray can? What was it that you sprayed on the Easter Bunny?" The
blonde turned the can around so that the man could read the label. It said:
"Hair spray. Restores life to dead hair. Adds permanent wave."


Thursday, April 12, 2007


Forwarded by bayi

An Englishman went next door to welcome his new Indian neighbor.
He was shocked to see the man from India in his nice backyard chasing ten
chickens around like mad. "Must be an Indian custom," he thought to

Deciding he could put off the welcome till a later date, he went home.

The next day, he decided he was going to welcome the Indian man again.
When he looked through his window, he saw the Indian man urinate
into a cup and drink it." Must be an Indian custom," he thought to
himself. Deciding he could put off the welcome till tomorrow, he went on
with other stuff.

The third day, he was determined he had to welcome the Indian man. At
his gate, he saw the Indian man with his ear pressed against a cow's big
fat butt. He became angry and went up to the Indian man.

" I'm sorry sir, I want to wish you a welcome, but I cannot stand your
crazy Indian customs!" He yelled in the Indian man's face.

The Indian man looked confused and answered." Sorry sir, I think you are
mistaken. These are actually English customs.

I was told to be English you have to chase chicks, get piss-drunk, and
listen to bullshit."


Saturday, April 07, 2007

Truck Advertisements

Outdoor advertising includes signages on top of cabs and other moving vehicles.
Advertising geniuses revolutionized these media by using 3-d effect to make the ads more eye-catching.

Careful with that bottle.

bottle in a truck

A big bag of truck
A mobile library for bookworms.

books in truck
Wow, aquarium in a truck. Cool!!!

aquarium in a truck
Half-filled truck of soda. Not cool!!!

Advert of soda
Truck on truck. Which is the front and which the tail? Cool!!!

truck advert on truck

Hot and spicy that it can burn?
truck advert on spice

Forwarded by bayi.


Friday, April 06, 2007

Century-old fish found off Alaska

Forwarded by bayi.

Alaska Fisheries Science Center expert holds a 38in ruler to a giant rockfish
An ear bone containing growth rings helped determine age
A commercial fishing boat has caught what may have been one of the oldest creatures in Alaska - a giant rock-fish thought to be about 100 years old.

The 44in (1.1m), 60lb (27kg) female shortraker rock-fish was hauled in by a Seattle-based vessel, trawling for pollack in the Bering Sea last month.

photocredit AP

Scientists estimate the fish was between 90 and 115 years old.

The fish was brought up from a depth of 2,100ft (640m), south of the Pribilof Islands, AP news agency reported.

Reproductive potential

The discovery was made by the crew of the Kodiak Enterprise, owned by Trident Seafoods, when they pulled up an estimated 75 tons of pollack and 10 rock-fish in March.

Map of Alaska
The huge specimen was handed over to scientists at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle where it was measured, photographed and documented.

The age of the fish was determined by removing an ear bone, known as the otolith, which contains growth rings similar to those in tree trunks.

The estimated age was between 90 and 115 years old - which is towards the upper end of the known age limit for the species, said scientist Paul Spencer.

The contents of the rock-fish's stomach were also examined and tissue samples were taken to measure its reproductive potential.

"The belly was large. The ovaries were full of developing embryos," Mr Spencer said.

However, scientists said the specimen was not the biggest - a 47in (1.19m) shortraker rock-fish has been recorded.


Thursday, April 05, 2007

Professional Courtesy

A violent tropical storm enveloped a sailing yacht off the southern coast of Florida lasting all night and most of the next morning.

As the sky cleared and the seas calmed, the people on the yacht realized they were grounded on a coral reef about a mile from shore in shark infested waters.

Most of those aboard the yacht were badly injured from their ordeal. The only able bodied that were on board were a doctor, a priest, and a lawyer.

The doctor says, "Someone is going to have to swim ashore and get some help. I would volunteer but most of the crew and passengers are in pretty bad shape and I am needed here to care for them."

The priest replies, "I would volunteer to go also but I might be needed to comfort the injured or perform last rights."

The lawyer says, "No problem." He immediately strips off his shirt and dives into the shark infested water. There is a great turbulence in the water and then the doctor and priest notice that all of the sharks have formed a double line from the yacht to the beach allowing the lawyer to swim between them.

"My Goodness," says the priest. "It is a miracle!" The doctor looking at the lawyer swimming to shore says, "No, Father. It is not a miracle. It's professional courtesy.


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Legal Sex Discrimination

Women complain of discrimination. What about this?

sex discrimination

Forwarded by bayi.


Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Monday, April 02, 2007

World Bank loan for Porsche ambulances

forwarded by bayi from Ananova

Bulgaria's cash strapped health ministry is using a World Bank loan to buy a fleet of luxury Porsche Cayennes to serve as ambulances.

Health Minister Radoslav Gaydarski said the 32 four wheel drive vehicles would be used in remote areas where normal vehicles normally could not travel.

He confirmed the cars had been purchased with a loan by the World Bank. The ministry said they had chosen the Porsches after the company offered what he insisted was the lowest bid in a tender offer.

But critics say the claim is rubbish, as each vehicle has a retail price of £80,000.

Locals are outraged by the news and claim the money could have been better spent.

Bulgaria's health sector is millions of pounds in debt and hospitals and clinics often blame a shortage of supplies and services on lack of funds.


Sunday, April 01, 2007

Facts that you might want to know

Forwarded by bayi.

Interesting Facts

1. Look at your zipper. See the initials YKK? It stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the world's largest zipper manufacturer.
2. A raisin dropped in a glass of freshchampagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
3. A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why.
4. 40 percent of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
5. 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
6. On the average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.
7. Chocolate kills dogs! True, chocolate affects a dog's heart and nervous system. A few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog.
8. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
9. Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as a medicine.

10. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
11. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
12. There are no clocks in Las Vegas g@mbling casin0s.
13. Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.

14. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.
15. The original name for the butterfly was "flutterby"!
16. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.
17. Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.
18. Dentists recommend that a toothbrush be kept at least six feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

19. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
20. The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
21. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than the entire Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
22. Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.
23. The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

24. "Stewardesses" is the longest word that can be typed with only the left hand.
25. To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, prick your fingers into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly.
26. A mathematical wonder: 111,111,111 multiplied by 111,111,111 gives the result 12, 345, 678, 987, 654, 321.
27. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

28. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
29. The "pound" (#) key on your keyboard is called an octothorp.
30. The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.
31. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
32. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
33. "Dreamt" is the only word in the English language that ends in "mt".
34. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
35. In Chinese, the KFC slogan "finger lickin' good" comes out as "eat your fingers off".
36. A cockroach can live for 10 days without a head.
37. We shed 40 pounds of skin a lifetime.

38. Yo-Yos were once used as weapons in the Philippines .
39. Coca-Cola can be used as car oil.
40. Mexico City sinks abut 10 inches a year.
41. Brains are more active sleeping than watching TV.
42. Blue is the favorite color of 80 percent of Americans.
43. When a person shakes their head from side to side, he is saying "yes" in Sri Lanka .
44. There are more chickens than people in the world.
45. It's against the law in Iceland to have a dog.
46. The thumbnail grows the slowest, and the middle nail grows the fastest.
47. The only word in the English Language with all vowels in reverse order is "s ub c ont in ent al".
48. There are more telephones than people in Washington, D.C.