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Thursday, July 23, 2009

interesting brain analysis

Women - Multiple process
Women's brains designed to concentrate multiple task at a time.
Women can Watch a TV and Talk over phone and cook the new recipe.

Men - Single Process
Men's brain designed to concentrate only one work at a time.. Men cannot
watch a TV and talking in phone same time. He stops the TV while Talking.
He can either watch TV or talk over phone or cook.

Women can easily learn many languages. Her brain set up. But cannot find
the solutions to problems Men cannot easily learn languages; he can
easily solve the problems.
3 year old gal has three times higher vocabulary than 3 year old boy.

Men's brain has lot of space for handling the analytical process. So easily he can analyze and find the solution for a process. He can design (blue print) a map of a building easily. If a complex map is viewed by women, she cannot understand it. She cannot understand the details of the map easily.
For her it is dump of lines in a paper.

While driving a car, men's analytical spaces are used in his brain.. He can drive a car fast. If he see an object at long distance, immediately his brain classifies the object (bus or van or car) direction and speed of the object and driving accordingly. Where as women take a long time to recognize the object direction/ speed. His single process mind stops the audio in the car (if any), then concentrating only on the driving. You can often watch, while men driving the car fast, the women sit next to him will shout, "GO SLOW" , "CARE FULL", "AAHHH", "OHH GOD.." .etc..

Many times, when men lie to women face to face, they got caught easily. Her super natural brain observes the facial expression 70%, and the body
language 20% and the words comes from mouth 10%. So he is easily caught while lying. Men's brain does not have this. Women easily lie to men face to face. So guys, while lying to your girls, use phone, or letter or close all the lights or cover your/her face with blanket.. Don't lie face to face.

End of day, if men have lot of problems, his brain clearly classifies the problems and put into individual rooms of brain, the problems in individual
room of brain and finding the solution one by one. You can see many guys looking on the sky's for a long times. If you disturb him, he gets irritated.
End of Day, if women have lot of problems, her brain cannot classify the problems. she wants someone to hear that. After telling everything to a
person she goes happily to bed. She does not worry about the problem solved or not.

Men want status, success, solutions, big process... etc Women want relationship, friends, family...etc. ..

If women unhappy with their relations, she cannot concentrate on work. If men unhappy with their work, he cannot concentrate on the relations.

Men can easily locate the place in a complex map. His analytical brain does this. While watching a cricket match in a stadium with full of crowd, men
can leave his seat to T shop and keeps everything in his mind and comes back to his seat without problems. He uses his analytical skills space of
brain. Women can't do this. They often lost their way to their seat.

Women use indirect languages in speech. Priya asked Vijay, "vijay do you like to have a cup of coffee?" This means, Priya really want a cup of coffee. In the morning..... .."Darling, do you think, will it be good to have an Omlette for breakfast"Men use direct language. "Priya, I want to have a cup of coffee, Pls stop the car when you see a coffee shop". In the morning...." Darling, Can you please prepare an omelet for breakfast".

Women talk a lot without thinking, if they are in emotion. Men act a lot without thinking. That's why many of prisoners are men all over the world ;).

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

interesting facts about friendship day


There is not much literature or history on Friendship Day. However, there are numerous folktales, biblical stories and several instance in mythological legends that shows that friends and friendship have been valued since the beginning of civilized world. For one of the bible verses states,

"Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends."

In the year 1935 the United States Congress announced the first Sunday of August as the National Friendship Day. It was initially declared a holiday in honor of friends. From then on, world joins together to celebrate Friendship Day with much enthusiasm and fervor.

Friendship Day in India

Friendship Day has been commercialized to a great extent in India. However, it is mainly limited to the to the youngsters as they are particularly marked in schools and colleges. Children make Friendship Day Cards or other special gifts to thank their friends for their on this occasion. Exchange of Friendship bracelets is one of the most prominent feature of Friendship Day celebrations. Sending SMS and Friendship Day e-cards is another popular way of greeting friends too.

A week before the festival, gift marketers run an extensive campaign to lure people to buy cards and gifts for their friends. Restaurateurs offer special discounts on holding bashes on this day. However, such a campaigning has gained much criticism They feel commercialization has marred the refined idea behind observing Friendship Day by making it a formal business to be followed. Some people however feel that advertising campaign has helped to generate awareness about Friendship Day festival dedicated especially to their ever loving friends.

What ever may be the controversy or the thinking, just remember that the day is especially for the one who walked in your life when the rest of the world opted to walk out. So enjoy your day with great fun and cherish the moment for the years to come.

Friendship is one relation that has survived on earth since its existence. Even when there was no understanding of a lawful marital relationship, the feeling of companionship always existed. This feeling of companionship is actually the feeling of friendship. It is not merely a relationship rather a unique blend of affection, trustworthiness, care, respect, and loads of fun. In present time, when people do not get enough time from work, the importance of friendship is being understood. This is the reason why people decided a special day to reciprocate this special relationship on a special day in a special way. To know more about Friendship's Day history, read on this article.

The tradition of celebrating Friendship Day has been prevalent since a very long time. However, you may not find much written literature about the history and origin of Friendship Day as for a long time no formal date was assigned top this occasion. Humans have been friends ever since civilization came into existence. As a social animal, a human being needs companionship and friendship. Thus one can say that friendship has existed even in pre-historic times. So, the celebration of an occasion specially meant for friendship is really special.

In the year 1935 the United States Congress announced the first Sunday of August as the National Friendship Day. From then on it has caught up with the rest of the world and today everyone celebrates Friendship's Day with much enthusiasm and joy. A special day dedicated just for friends is something that everyone looks forward to. The beautiful idea of honoring one of the most pious relations of all, i.e. Friendship, is appreciated by people all over the world. It has assumed the proportion of being celebrated as a festival. Friends all over the world pay tribute to their chums by giving those gifts and other tributes. The best way to celebrate this beautiful day is by spending the entire day with your special pals.

Though till last few decades, this celebration was popular with people of western countries. It is only with the phase of globalization that people in the other parts of the world came to know about this wonderful celebration. This occasion has been commercially much promoted and now, even the smallest suburban area of a third world country is aware of this occasion. The celebrations are also more or less the same everywhere. People go out with friends and celebrate this occasion by having a gala time together. Exchange of gifts, flowers and cards are popular trends of this occasion. It is estimated that this is one of the most commercially benefiting occasions for the gift and card galleries as millions of gifts, cards and chocolates are bought on this occasion throughout the world. Once started as a small event, this occasion has become as grand as a festival.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

interesting facts about South Carolina Peanut Party

Located about 20 miles south of Columbia in Pelion, South Carolina, this annual event offers good ole country fun, usually including a craft show, concessions and souvenirs, a parade, book sale, entertainment, Cooking Contest, amusement rides, lots of peanuts and more

interesting facts about independence day of india

With the decision by Britain to withdraw from the Indian subcontinent, the Congress Party and Muslim League agreed in June 1947 to a partition of India along religious lines. Under the provisions of the Indian Independence Act, India and Pakistan were established as independent dominions with predominantly Hindu areas allocated to India and predominantly Muslim areas to Pakistan.

After India's independence on August 15, 1947, India received most of the subcontinent's 562 widely scattered polities, or princely states, as well as the majority of the British provinces, and parts of three of the remaining provinces. Muslim Pakistan received the remainder. Pakistan consisted of a western wing, with the approximate boundaries of modern Pakistan, and an eastern wing, with the boundaries of present-day Bangladesh.

The division of the subcontinent caused tremendous dislocation of populations; inter-communal violence cost more than 1,000,000 lives. Some 3.5 million Hindus and Sikhs moved from Pakistan into India, andabout 5 million Muslims migrated from India to Pakistan. In Punjab, where the Sikh community was cut in half, a period of terrible bloodshed followed. Overall, the demographic shift caused an initial bitterness between the two countries that was further intensified by each country's accession of a portion of the princely states.

Adding to the tensions, the issue of the polities Kashmir, Hyderabad, and the small and fragmented state of Junagadh (in present-day Gujarat), remained unsettled at independence. Later, the Muslim ruler of Hindu-majority Junagadh agreed to join to Pakistan, but a movement by his people, followed by Indian military action and a plebiscite (people's vote of self-determination), brought the state into India.

The nizam of Hyderabad, also a Muslim ruler of a Hindu-majority populace, tried to maneuver to gain independence for his very large and populous state, which was, however, surrounded by India.

After more than a year of fruitless negotiations, India sent its army in a police action in September 1948, and Hyderabad became part of India.

The Hindu ruler of Kashmir, whose subjects were 85 percent Muslim, decided to join India. Pakistan, however, questioned his right to do so, and a war broke out between India and Pakistan. A cease-fire was arranged in 1949, with the cease-fire line creating a de facto partition of the region.

The central and eastern areas of the state came under Indian administration as Jammu and Kashmir state, while the northwestern quarter came under Pakistani control as Azad Kashmir and the Northern Areas. Although a UN peacekeeping force was sent in to enforce the cease-fire, the dispute was not resolved.This deadlock has intensified suspicion and antagonism between the two countries.

In 1971, Pakistan was itself subdivided when its eastern section broke away and formed Bangladesh. Border disputes continue to embitter Pakistani-Indian relations, as Pakistan has produced a series of autocratic military rulers, while India maintained a parliamentary democracy.

Solar eclipse 2009 in america -- Interesting facts about Solar eclipse 2009 july 22

The solar eclipse of July 22, 2009, is the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting at most 6 minutes, 39 seconds. It has caused tourist interest in eastern China, Nepal and India.

The eclipse is part of saros series 136, like the record-setting solar eclipse of July 11, 1991. The next event from this series will be on August 2, 2027.[ The exceptional duration is a result of the moon being near perigee, with the apparent diameter of the moon 8% larger than the sun (magnitude 1.080) and the Earth being near aphelion where the sun appears slightly smaller.

This will be the second in the series of three eclipses in a month, with the lunar eclipse on July 7 and the lunar eclipse on August 6.


It will be visible from a narrow corridor through northern Maldives, northern Pakistan and northern India, eastern Nepal, northern Bangladesh, Bhutan, the northern tip of Myanmar, central China and the Pacific Ocean, including the Ryukyu Islands, Marshall Islands and Kiribati.

Totality will be visible in many large cities, including Surat, Vadodara, Bhopal, Varanasi, Patna, Dinajpur, Siliguri, Tawang, Guwahati, Chengdu, Nanchong, Chongqing, Yichang, Jingzhou, Wuhan, Huanggang, Hefei, Hangzhou, Wuxi, Huzhou, Suzhou, Jiaxing, Ningbo and Shanghai, as well as over the Three Gorges Dam. According to some experts, Taregana in Bihar is the "best" place to view the event.

A partial eclipse will be seen from the much broader path of the Moon's penumbra, including most of Southeast Asia (all of India and China) and north-eastern Oceania.


This solar eclipse will be the longest total solar eclipse that will occur in the 21st century, and will not be surpassed in duration until June 13, 2132. Totality will last for up to 6 minutes and 39 seconds, with the maximum eclipse occurring in the ocean at 02:35:21 UTC about 100 km south of the Bonin Islands, southeast of Japan. The uninhabited North Iwo Jima island is the landmass with totality time closest to maximum, while the closest inhabited point is Akusekijima, where the eclipse will last 6 minutes and 26 seconds.

interesting facts about boys

When a GUY is quiet and is
He's is thinking how good you're, Miss

When a GUY is lying on his bed,
He is thinking deeply why he loves you.
When a GUY looks at you in your eyes,
He wants to tell you how much he loves
you and
how important you're.
When a GUY answers "I'm Fine" after
a while,
He is not and feels hurts.

When a GUY keep asking you the same
He is wondering why you are lying.

When a GUY hugs you while sleeping,
He is wishing that you belong to him

When a GUY calls you everyday,
He Miss's You and wants your attention.
When a GUY wants to see you everyday,
He cares for you and wants to know how
are you

When a GUY sms's u everyday,
He wants you to know he is fine.

When a GUY says I love you,
He really means it.
When a GUY says that he can't live
without you,
He has made up his mind that you are his

When a GUY says "I Miss You",
He wants to see you immeditely

Monday, July 20, 2009

interesting facts about uk (United knigdom)

Background facts and figures are always useful to get a feeling for a place, here are a few eclectic odds and ends about England and the rest of the UK:

The United Kingdom (UK) is an island nation in north-western Europe, composed of the countries of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (also known as Ulster). To the south it's bordered by the English Channel; to the east by the North Sea; to the west by the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

Full Name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Geographic Coordinates: 54 00 N, 2 00 W
Flag: The Union Flag (Union Jack)
Type of Government: Constitutional monarchy
Head of State: Queen Elizabeth II
Capital City: London (population: 6,770,400) is the capital of the UK and of England. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland. Cardiff is the capital of Wales.
Main Cities: London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff
Highest mountain: Ben Nevis in Scotland, at 1,343m (4,406 ft)
Longest river: The Severn, 322 km long, which rises in central Wales and flows through Shrewsbury, Worcester and Gloucester in England to the Bristol Channel.
Largest lake:Lough Neagh (153 sq miles)
Deepest Lake:Loch Morar in the Highlands of Scotland, 310 m (1,017 ft) deep
Highest waterfall: Eas a'Chual Aluinn, from Glas Bheinn, also in the Highlands of Scotland, with a drop of 200 m (660 ft)
Deepest cave: Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, Powys, Wales, 308 m (1,010 ft) deep
Most northerly point on the British mainland: Dunnet Head, north-east Scotland
Most southerly point on the British mainland: Lizard Point, Cornwall
Most easterly town in England: Lowestoft, Suffolk
Temperate, normally not going much below zero even in the depths of winter, and never much above 25 degrees centigrade in summer. Most of the time it is between 10 and 20 degrees centigrade during the day.
Annual mean temperature: London 9.7C
Annual mean rainfall: London 753mm

Total land area ( 244,110 sq km (94,251 sq miles) Just under half the size of France
Coast Line: 12,429 km
Length: Just under 1,000 km (600 miles) from North to South
Width: About 480 Km from east to west
Agricultural land: 76% (farming)
Forests: 11%
Other land use: 13%
Natural Resources: coal, petroleum, natural gas, tin, limestone, iron ore, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, lead, silica, arable land.
Nationality: Briton(s), British.
Major languages: English, Welsh, Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic.
Main Religion: Church of England, Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh
Major ethnic groups: Anglo-Saxons, Scots, Welsh, Irish, West Indians, Pakistanis, Indians
Total population 60,975,000 (2007)
Annual population growth rate: 0.29%. (2004 est.)
Average age: 39 years
Population density per 245
Population by region:
- Scotland 5,119,000
- England 49,753,000
- Wales 2,937,000
- N. Ireland 1,692,000
Top 5 populous cities:
- London 7,285,000
- Birmingham 1,018,000
- Leeds 725,000
- Glasgow 611,000
- Sheffield 529,000

Everyday Life
Average area of home (sq. m): 97.6
Percentage of homes owned: 68%
Life expectancy: men 76.9, women 81.3
Passenger cars: 24 million
Consumer durables owned (% of households, 2006)
- Mobile Phones 80%
- Satellite/cable TV 71%
- Video Recorder 82%
- DVD players 83%
- Home computers 67%
- Internet Connection 59%
- Cars 76%
- Central Heating 95%
- Washing Machine 96%
- Microwave 91%
Average household weekly income: £642
Household expenditure (% of weekly household budget, 2006: £455.90)
- Transport 13.6%
- Recreation and Culture 12.8%
- Housing, fuel and power 10.4%
- Food and non-alcoholic drinks 10.3%
- Restaurants and hotels 8.3%
- Miscellaneous goods and services 7.9%
- Household goods and services 6.6%
- Clothing and footwear 5.1%
- Communication 2.6%
- Alcoholic drinks, tobacco and narcotics 2.4%
- Education 1.6%
- Health 1.3%

interesing facts about USA ((united states of america)

Ghandi's ashes can be found in the Lake Shrine near Los Angeles.

Juneau, Alaska covers 3,000 square miles. Larger than any other US city.

Martin Luther King, jr., was first named Michael. His father later changed it.

Amelia Earhart designed clothes.

Degas once lived in New Orleans.

The first person to become president who was born in a hospital was Jimmy Carter.

Arlington National Cemetery was once Gen. Robert E. Lee's plantation.

The S in Harry S. Truman stands for nothing. It's just S.

The London Bridge was transplanted to Lake Havasu, Arizona, in 1968.

The Missouri River is longer than the Mississippi.

American Indians were not US citizens until 1924.

Interesting facts about gaming

US computer and video game software sales grew six percent in 2006 to $7.4 billion – almost tripling industry software sales since 1996.
Sixty-nine percent of American heads of households play computer and video games.
The average game player is 33 years old and has been playing games for 12 years.
The average age of the most frequent game buyer is 40 years old. In 2006, 93 percent of computer game buyers and 83 percent of console game buyers were over the age of 18.
Eighty-five percent of all games sold in 2005 were rated "E" for Everyone, "T" for Teen, or "E10+" for Everyone 10+. For more information on ratings, please see
Eighty-seven percent of game players under the age of 18 report that they get their parents’ permission when renting or buying games, and 89 percent say their parents are present when they buy games.

Thirty-five percent of American parents say they play computer and video games. Further, 80 percent of gamer parents say they play video games with their kids. Sixty-six percent feel that playing games has brought their families closer together.
Thirty-eight percent of all game players are women. In fact, women over the age of 18 represent a significantly greater portion of the game-playing population (30%) than boys age 17 or younger (23%).
In 2005, 25 percent of Americans over the age of 50 played video games, an increase from nine percent in 1999.
Forty-four percent of game players say they play games online one or more hours per week.

Friday, July 17, 2009

interesting facts about watch--Eco Watch

Technological revolution has gifted as many gadgets which have totally changed the ways of living. Previously it was the regular wall clocks, alarms and wrist watches that used to work on batteries, later there are more sophisticated versions which worked on Solar power and finally the latest mantra being chanted all around the world is eco-friendly living !!

Bedol (what's next) company has come up with the most innovative design of a clock, which was never introduced before. Yes , it is 'Eco Watch' which strangely works on water that is mixed with a splash of lime juice.

No batteries and chemicals and no more winding it to work every morning or waiting for the solar cells to get charged up. Add water and watch it working for 6 to eight weeks non-stop and the best part about it is that the time is lost while changing water as it has an inbuilt memory chip.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

interesting facts about girls


Guys never notice differences in their friend's appearance unless the difference is too obvious (like a very poor haircut that leaves the scalp like a partially mowed lawn). But with girls, it's not the case... Try walking to your friend who is a girl (the phrase girl friend avoided for obvious reasons) with a small stain on your shirt which is usually unnoticeable. Chances are that you would get caught within the first couple of minutes.


Guys try their best to be caring but come on... they are not designed for that! Girls often tend to care more than what you want them to and often that makes them question every 10-15 seconds about your wellness. If you are down with fever and you let your best friend who is a girl (quite funny to type) know, chances are that you'll end up answering the phone at least 20 times that day!


Almost everyone has some childishness in him/her. The famous quote "There is no point growing up if you cannot be a child at times" is an illustration of that fact. However, the proportion of girls I've observed to be childish is much higher than what I observed in guys!


Even the most silent girl is highly talkative within her group. With guys a reserved guy is a reserved guy wherever he is but with girls, a reserved girl acts differently when she is with her friends and when she is in a larger gang.


I might be generalizing a bit too much here. But many girls are possessive about their friends and belongings! At least that is my observation.


A girl who stays at home knows much more than a guy who is hanging out most of the day!

Independently dependent:

Girls seem to depend on someone way too much either emotionally or personally but at the same time they easily switch preferences. Someone who was inevitable a couple of years back becomes a good friend today and a good contact tomorrow. At any point, a person who shows a lot of interest on her is always considered the best by a girl! Again, may be I'm generalizing... But that's something I observed out of my experiences.

Emotional handicap:

With the brain being locked in an emotional trap, girls usually end up taking decisions purely out of their heart which in most cases will not be correct. Ironically, even after realizing that they made a mistake, it is next to impossible for them to correct that.

Hypocrisy when it comes to guys:

Girls enjoy guys falling for them but many do not want to reveal that. A beautiful girl almost always confirms that the guys around her are interested in her through unnoticeable gestures. Guys however strong just start shaking at the sight of a beautiful girl staring at them and get caught. But a girl never reveals anything more than a smile at the corner of her lips... Gets hard for the guys to assess her pulse

interesting facts about valcanoes (Volcanic )

1. There are three major kinds of volcanoes
Although volcanoes are all made from hot magma reaching the surface of the Earth and erupting, there are different kinds. Shield volcanoes have lava flows with low viscosity that flow dozens of kilometers; this makes them very wide with smoothly sloping flanks. Stratovolcanoes are made up of different kinds of lava, and eruptions of ash and rock and grow to enormous heights. Cinder cone volcanoes are usually smaller, and come from short-lived eruptions that only make a cone about 400 meters high.


2. Volcanoes erupt because of magma escaping from beneath the Earth's crust
About 30 km beneath your feet is the Earth's mantle. It's a region of superhot rock that extends down to the Earth's core. This region is so hot that molten rock can squeeze out and form giant bubbles of liquid rock called magma chambers. This magma is lighter than the surrounding rock, so it rises up, finding cracks and weakness in the Earth's crust. When it finally reaches the surface, it erupts out of the ground as lava, ash, volcanic gasses and rock. It's called magma when it's under the ground, and lava when it erupts onto the surface.

3. Volcanoes can be active, dormant or extinct
An active volcano is one that has had an eruption in historical times (in the last few thousand years). A dormant volcano is one that has erupted in historical times and has the potential to erupt again, it just hasn't erupted recently. An extinct volcano is one that scientists think probably won't erupt again.

4. Volcanoes can grow quickly
Although some volcanoes can take thousands of years to form, others can grow overnight. For example, the cinder cone volcano Paricutin appeared in a Mexican cornfield on February 20, 1943. Within a week it was 5 stories tall, and by the end of a year it had grown to more than 336 meters tall. It ended its grown in 1952, at a height of 424 meters. By geology standards, that's pretty quick.

5. There are 20 volcanoes erupting right now
Somewhere, around the world, there are 20 active volcanoes erupting as you're reading this. Between 50-70 volcanoes erupted last year, and 160 went off in the last decade. Geologists estimate that 1,300 erupted in the last 10,000 years. Three quarters of all eruptions happen underneath the ocean, and most are actively erupting and no geologist knows about it at all. One of the reasons is that volcanoes occur at the mid ocean ridges, where the ocean's plates are spreading apart. If you add the underwater volcanoes, you get an estimate that there are a total of about 6,000 volcanoes that have erupted in the last 10,000 years.

6. Volcanoes are dangerous
But then you knew that. Some of the most deadly volcanoes include Krakatoa, which erupted in 1883, releasing a tsunami that killed 36,000 people. When Vesuvius exploded in AD 79, it buried the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, killing 16,000 people. Mount Pelee, on the island of Martinique destroyed a town with 30,000 people in 1902. The most dangerous aspect of volcanoes are the deadly pyroclastic flows that blast down the side of a volcano during an eruption. These contain ash, rock and water moving hundreds of kilometers an hour, and hotter than 1,000 degrees C.

7. Supervolcanoes are really dangerous
Geologists measure volcano eruptions using the Volcano Explosivity Index, which measures the amount of material released. A "small" eruption like Mount St. Helens was a 5 out of 8, releasing a cubic kilometer of material. The largest explosion was on record was Toba, thought to have erupted 73,000 years ago. It released more than 1,000 cubic kilometers of material, and created a caldera 100 km long and 30 kilometers wide. The explosion plunged the world into a world wide ice age. Toba was considered an 8 on the VEI.

8. The tallest volcano in the Solar System isn't on Earth
That's right, the tallest volcano in the Solar System isn't on Earth at all, but on Mars. Olympus Mons, on Mars, is a giant shield volcano that rises to an elevation of 27 km, and it measures 550 km across. Scientists think that Olympus Mons was able to get so large because there aren't any plate tectonics on Mars. A single hotspot was able to bubble away for billions of years, building the volcano up bigger and bigger.

9. The tallest and biggest volcanoes on Earth are side by side
The tallest volcano on Earth is Hawaii's Mauna Kea, with an elevation of 4,207 meters. It's only a little bigger than the largest volcano on Earth, Mauna Loa with an elevation of only 4,169 meters. Both are shield volcanoes that rise up from the bottom of the ocean. If you could measure Mauna Kea from the base of the ocean to its peak, you'd get a true height of 10,203 meters (and that's bigger than Mount Everest).

10. The most distant point from the center of the Earth is a volcano
You might think that the peak of Mount Everest is the most distant point from the center of the Earth, but that's not true. Instead, it's the volcano Chimborazo in Ecuador. That's because the Earth's is spinning in space and is flattened out. Points at the equator are further from the center of the Earth than the poles. And Chimborazo is very close to the Earth's equator.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

interesting facts about Michael Jackson

His crown may have slipped somewhat in recent years, but there's still a lot of love for Jackson around the world.

Skin diseases, child molestation charges, baby dangling and cosmetic surgery aside, there's a lot to celebrate about the man nicknamed Wacko Jacko.

So here's a few facts, stats and figures about Jackson that may have passed you by:

1. Jackson's Billie Jean was the first video by a black artist to air on MTV.

2. Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State Anthem South Carolina on My Mind, recorded by Hank Martin and Buzz Arledge.

3. Jackson's waxwork features in five Madame Tussauds museums across the world. Only Elvis Presley and Madonna have more Tussaud figures - they have six each.

4. Jackson's total lifetime earnings from royalties, solo recordings and music videos, revenue from concerts and endorsements have been estimated at $500 million (#271 million).

5. Jackson has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for radio play, located at 1541 Vine Street, and one for recording at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard.

6. Jackson received a Presidential Humanitarian Award from Ronald Reagan in 1984 for his support of charities helping people overcome alcohol and drug abuse.

7. Michael Jackson is the seventh of nine children.

8. Jackson fought fellow 50 year old Madonna on MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch - he lost.

9. Three of Jackson's albums - Bad, Dangerous and Thriller - are among the bestsellers of all time.

10. Thriller remains the biggest-selling album since records began.

11. Jackson has sold more than 300 million records worldwide.

12. Jackson wears his trademark black armband to remind fans of the suffering of children around the world.

13. Jackson's favourite superhero is Morph from the X-Men.

14.Jackson picked up his iconic moonwalk moves, which he debuted at the Motown 25th Anniversary show in 1983, from streetdancers he spotted performing outside a hotel.

15. MC Hammer once challenged Jackson to a dance-off. He was told to Beat It. Jackson reportedly responded, "I've seen your videos and every single dance move you use, you got off of me."

16. Little Richard wanted Jackson to play him in a biopic.

17. Bubbles the chimp and Ben the rat are two of Jackson's most famous pets, but he also befriended a ram called Mr Tibbs, a python called Crusher and Louie the llama.

18. An obsessed French Jackson superfan committed suicide in 1984 after his mother refused to allow him to undergo surgery to look like the star.

19. In 1984, a U.S. library accused Jackson of owing it over $1 million in overdue book fines. Officials said they would scrap the fines if he returned the books autographed.

20. Jackson dedicated his 1997 Blood On The Dancefloor album to Sir Elton John.

21. Jackson is a vegetarian.

22. Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Jackson 5 on May 6, 1997. He was inducted as a solo artist on March 19, 2001.

23. Jackson once dated Brooke Shields and Tatum O'Neal.

24. Jackson has several media nicknames. They include The Gloved One, Wacko Jacko, Jacko, The King of Pop, and MJ. Close friends call him Smelly!

25. Jackson's music video for Thriller was voted the greatest music video of all time in a recent Channel 4 (UK) poll.

26. Jackson won an MTV Movie Award for Best Movie Song in 1994 for his song Will You Be There from the movie Free Willy.

27. The Scream music video Jackson made with sister Janet is the most expensive promo ever made, costing more than $7 million (#3.8 million).

28. Jackson's double album HIStory is the biggest selling double album ever released in the U.S.

29. Jackson's Blood on the Dance Floor is the biggest selling re-mix album of all time.

30. Jackson really is a King in West Africa - he was given a royal title by villagers in Gabon, Ivory Coast in 1992.

31. Jackson's pre-concert ritual includes drinking Ricola candy dissolved in hot water. He claims the beverage helps to keep his throat and his singing voice clear.

32. Jackson owns the patent for a stage shoe device that allows performers to lean forward and appear to defy gravity.

33. Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana in 1958. The town is planning a tribute museum to the pop superstar.

34. Movie star Macauley Culkin is godfather to Jackson's two eldest children, Paris and Prince Michael.

35. Culkin helped Jackson design the amusement park at his Neverland Valley Ranch home in California.

36. Lisa Marie Presley's former brother-in-law and his wife were the witnesses at her Dominican Republic wedding to Jackson in 1994.

37. Jackson shares the record for the most Grammy Awards won in one year with Carlos Santana and Norah Jones - they each won eight.

38. Jackson co-wrote charity anthem We Are The World with Lionel Richie.

39. Jackson is godfather to Nicole Richie, Bee Gees star Barry Gibb's son Michael, and Oliver star Mark Lester's kids.

40. Jackson and brother Tito were best men at Liza Minnelli and David Gest's wedding.

41. Jackson's performance during the 1993 SuperBowl half-time show drew the largest TV audience in American history.

42. The directors of Jackson's videos have included Martin Scorsese, John Singleton and John Landis.

43. In 1999 Jackson paid $1.5 (#810,000) for the 1939 Best Picture Oscar, which was presented to producer David O. Selznick for Gone With The Wind.

44. Jackson appeared on a postage stamp in the Virgin Islands in the mid-1980s after locals voted him the superstar they'd most like to honour.

45. An extensive 1997 survey declared Jackson was the Most Famous Person in the World.

46. Jackson helped plan neighbour Gregory Peck's funeral.

47. Jackson once described close friend Elizabeth Taylor as "a warm cuddly blanket that I love to snuggle up to and cover myself with.”

48. Jackson provided a voiceover on The Simpsons - but it remained a secret for 12 years. He voiced a character in a mental institution in the Stark Raving Dad episode, which aired in 1991, but, because of a contractual problem, Jackson had to be credited as John Jay Smith. His contribution to the classic cartoon series remained a rumour among fans until The Simpsons creator Matt Groening confirmed it really was Jackson when the episode was released on DVD in 2003.

49. Jackson shares the same birthday as U.S. Republican presidential candidate John McCain, who turns 72 today. Other celebrities who share Jackson's birthday include moviemakers Sir Richard Attenborough and William Friedkin, and actresses Rebecca DeMornay and Carla Gugino.

50. Jackson's comeback plans have been scuppered by a new online poll - 71 per cent of 59,000 people voting on website answered `Not a chance' to the question 'Can the King of Pop make a comeback?'

Michael's grandmother suggested his name to his mother.

Michael is the seventh of nine children, and the fifth son of 6 boys.

Joseph Jackson (Michael's father) performed with a group called 'The Falcons'.

Michael's mother Katherine played the clarinet, piano, and guitar when she was younger.

Gladys Knight discovered The Jackson Five.

Michael gave his first public appearance at the age of 5 singing 'Climb Every Mountain'.

The Jackson 5's first paying gig was at a place called Mr. Lucky's. They were paid US$ 1 each for their performance.

When Michael was younger, he enjoyed hiding spiders in his sister LaToya's bed.

Tatum O'Neal was Michael's first date.

Michael is very ticklish.

Michael's nickname is "Smelly"

Michael subscribes to Disney Adventure.

Michael favorite Disneyland ride is 'Pirates of the Caribbean'.

'Come Together' is one of Michael's favorite Beatles song.

Michael's drawing of Mickey Mouse is included in a book called 'The Art of Mickey Mouse'.

On November 20, 1984, Michael received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

In 1987, Michael embarked upon his first solo tour for his BAD LP.

When touring, Michael loses about 10 pounds of water weight during his performances.

To help keep his voice clear, Michael would normally put 2 Ricola drops in a cup of hot water and drink this.

In 1992, Michael was crowned 'King Sani' in a West African village in Gabon, Ivory Coast.