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Interesting facts

December 31, 2009

1. If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.
2. If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
3. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
4. Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.
5. The Mercedes-Benz motto is “Das Beste oder Nichts” meaning “the best or nothing”.
6. The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.
7. The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something pleasing.
8. The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.
9. Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.
10. The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
11. Dalmatians are born without spots.
12. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
13. The ‘v’ in the name of a court case does not stand for ‘versus’, but for ‘and’ (in civil proceedings) or ‘against’ (in criminal proceedings).
14. Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right, but women’s shirts have the buttons on the left.
15. The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids.
16. The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it’s already been digested by a bee.
17. Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks.
18. The color blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones.
19. Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die.
20. Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
21. The verb “cleave” is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.
22. When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red.
23. When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.
24. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903, and used a tomato can for a carburetor.
25. The lion that roars in the MGM logo is named Volney.
26. Google is actually the common name for a number with a million zeros.
27. Switching letters is called spoonerism. For example, saying jag of Flapan, instead of flag of Japan.
28. It cost 7 million dollars to build the Titanic and 200 million to make a film about it.
29. The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples.
30. There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
31. The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.
32. Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death.
33. It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
34. The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
35. Most soccer players run 7 miles in a game.
36. The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air.
37. Every day 200 million couples make love, 400,000 babies are born, and 140,000 people die.
38. In most watch advertisements the time displayed on the watch is 10:10 because then the arms frame the brand of the watch (and make it look like it
is smiling).
39. Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command “go hang yourself.”
40. The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot.
41. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
42. The average person laughs 13 times a day.
43. Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are:Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru(Speak no evil)
44. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
45. German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog.
46. Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump.
47. Whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.
48. Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two hapless protesters to death.
49. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural cause.

Speech by Chetan Bhagat at Symbiosis

December 29, 2009

Don’t just have career or academic goals. Set goals to give you a balanced, successful life. I use the word balanced before successful. Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order.
There is no point of getting a promotion on the day of your breakup. There is no fun in driving a car if your back hurts. Shopping is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions.
“Life is one of those races in nursery school where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in your mouth. If the marble falls, there is no point coming first. Same is with life where health and relationships are the marble. Your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. Else, you may achieve the success, but this spark, this feeling of being excited and alive, will start to die. ……………….
One thing about nurturing the spark – don’t take life seriously. Life is not meant to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up? …………….
It’s ok, bunk a few classes, scoring low in couple of papers, goof up a few interviews, take leave from work, fall in love, little fights with your spouse. We are people, not programmed devices………” smile

“Don’t be serious, be sincere.”!!

ABC to Tamil Movies List 2009 – The Good, Bad and Ugly

December 14, 2009

Guru has given some awards to Tamil movies released this year. Its interesting …. read it up !!

What is the difference between “overloading” and “overridding”?

December 10, 2009

Function Overloading is the implementation of static polymorphism where same function name having different defenitions for different uses.

Function overriding is applicable for dynamic polymorphism where where the function name and the definition are same but the function call is decided at the run time according to the type of object reference.

College days!!!

December 9, 2009

20 things common to all colleges and Students

*1). The lecturers don’t teach. The students don’t study. The only guy who benefits is the one who owns the ‘tea stall ‘ next to the college.

*2).**Rules** are made to be broken.*

*3).**assignments** are made to be copied

*4).**Deadlines** are made to be extended…ALWAYS!*

*5).**Guys** **always think the girl in the other college are more beautiful.*

*6).The** **geeks* *are the most pampered lot during the internal exams.*

*7).The** **lab assistants** **are the most respected people(during the lab exams i.e.)*

*8).girls will always sit in the front rows

*9).notes are to be taken only during exam time n that too from girls for the sake of getting complete notes

*10).The **Director* *is the person most abused and insulted(behind the back i.e.)*

*11).getting supplementary in **subjects* *is ‘cool’

*12).There is always a **lecturer**in the college who cant speak proper ‘English’.*

*13).**Night-out** is the second most important tool to ace the exams.

*14).The most important tool. the** the ‘chit* *’ in which the words can be understood only by the person who wrote them(in most of the cases i.e.)

15).getting answers ready in the pen drive before the comp practical exams is a must

16).The** **second-years** **are the ones with the ‘I am the don-of-the-college’ feeling.

17).The** **third years** **are the ones with the ‘so-many-backlogs’ feeling and the poor souls get down to studying after bossing around in the college for so long.. but the fun still continues.

18).The** **fourth years** **have no connection with the college whatsoever…with no interest in ragging, pulling each other’s legs, the bday parties, the bday bums et al which they enjoyed so much till now. All they want is a good placement and a ‘1st-class’ tag attached to their memo.

19).The** **first three years** **are spent in cursing the college, the people there, the system et al.

20).But towards the** **end of the fourth year**, people tend to feel nostalgic abt the pure unadulterated fun they have had for 4 years. Now the very system they disliked, the very canteen they cursed, the time that they spent there, the bday bums they suffered. all these seem like heaven to them.

Oh!! I miss my college so much !!

The ultimate Dictionary Of Madras Tamil !!!

December 8, 2009

Allwa – To cheat
Aatha – Mother
Abase – Loot adiththal
Alppam – A silly/cheap dude
Anna – The elder brother
Anni – Anna’s figure
Appeettu – Unsuccessful
Asaththal – Kalakkal
Bajari – A not-so-friendly figure
Bandha – Pillim
Bekku – Fool
Body – Muscular Machi
Chithee – Aunty Figure
Dapsa/Doop – Lie
Desi Gujili – An Indian figure in US
Dhil – Courage
Dhool – Super
Dham – To smoke
Daavu – Site seeing
Dickielona – A friendly game played in Delhi (courtesy Movie : Gentleman)
Damaram – Deaf
Dori – Squint-eyed Figure item – Young/Attractive Lady/Women/Girl
Freeyaavidu – Forget it
Gaali – Appeettu
Gujili – Figure
Guru – Head of the gang
Gujaals – Having fun with Gujilis
Gaanapaattu – Rap song sung by Machis
Galeej – Dirty
Gilli, Goli – Traditional games played in Madras
Goltti – A dude from Andhra
Jakku – An exclamation on seeing a not-so-Takkar figure (see Jil below)
Jollu – Bird watching
Jilpaans – Gujaals
Jute – Escape when caught up by girlfriend’s father.
Jujubi – Easy
Jil – An exclamation on seeing a Takkar figure
Jalsa – Same as Gujaals
Kaattaan – Uncivilized/ Rude Machi
Kenai – Idiot
Kikku / Mabbu – Intoxicated/under influence
Kalakkalls – To cause a flutter
Kanai pakri – Friend of ushar pakri
Kindal – To make Fun
Kaka adikarathu – applying ‘soap’ on someone
K M L – Kedacha Mattum Labam
Kutti – Figure
Kudumba figure – Homeloving Gujli
Kudumba paatu – A song with which machis identify themselves
Kulls – A short machi
Laddu – Allva
Loot adiththal – to steal
Maams – One cool dude
Maanga – Fool
Machi – Maams
Mandai – A sharp guy
Mary – feminine of Peter
Mavu – refer O B.
Nachunu – Bull’s eye
Nambitten – I don’t believe you
Naattu Kattai – A well-built village figure
Naattan – Villager
Naamam – To cheat
Naina – Father (courtesy Telugu)
Kadalai – Machi talking to a Gujili or vice versa
OB- To waste time
Ottal – To make fun of some one
Ondrai anna – Worthless
Pattaani – Machi talking to Machi or Gujli talking to Gujli
Peter Party – Machi trying to show off by talking in hi-fi english
Pathni – A figure who goes around the block
Pakkri – A shrewd dude
Petta – Area
Pisaaththu – Cheap
Pillim – Show-off
Peela – To lie
Rambo – A manly figure
Sister – Often used by Machis while approching ‘figures’ for the first time
Songi – Lazy
Saanthu pottu – Possibility of getting beaten by a stick (courtesy
Movie :Thevar Magan)
Takkar figure – Semma figure
Thanni – Liquor
Thalaivar – Leader
Tin katrathu – Getting into trouble (courtesy Movie: Anjali)
Ushar pakri – Smart pakri
Vennai – Fruit
Weightaana figure – A very attractive/rich figure
Wrong kaatrathu – Acting indifferently

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