Monday, January 16, 2012

Why Wedding Ring Is Worn Over 4th Finger

Why should the wedding ring be worn on the fourth finger? There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese.
Thumb represents your Parents
Second (Index) finger represents your Siblings
Middle finger represents your Self
Fourth (Ring) finger represents your Life Partner
Last (Little) finger represents your Children

Sunday, January 15, 2012

World's Most Bizarre Food

Armed only with his vast knowledge of all things edible, Andrew Zimmern is on a quest to find the world’s most bizarre foods. As a food writer, dining critic, radio talk-show host, TV personality, chef, and teacher, Zimmern is one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world. He is game for anything and knows the most interesting food is found closest to the source. So whether he’s chasing down large water rodents in the Louisiana bayou, fishing for piranha in the Amazon or flushing out cave bats in Malaysia, you can be sure the guy with the iron stomach will dish up the unimaginable.

We asked Zimmern to compile a list of the top 10 most bizarre (but palatable) foods he has ever eaten, listed in order from least palatable to most surprisingly tasty.

Drawing vs Photography : Ben Heine

Today we are listing incredibly creative and amazing pencil drawings vs photography work of Ben Heine from Belgian, who is a painter, illustrator, portraitist, caricaturist and photographer. Ben Heine was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and currently live and work in Brussels. He studied graphic arts and sculpture and also have a degree in journalism.

All the creations you see below come from his own production. His project title is "Pencil vs Camera", which is also called as "Drawing vs Photography" or "Imagination vs Reality". He has been taking photos and drawing since almost 10 years. This "Pencil Vs Camera" series is nothing but the result of several years of graphic exploration and a logic consequence of his artistic evolution.

10 English Words With Shameful Past

by Rick Raule

Words. Some of us interact with them almost every day. They’re inexpensive, portable and let us communicate our feelings rather well (like, say, the feeling of wanting sex.) Sure, you could always come up to someone and repeatedly jam your finger through a circle made with your other hand (while furiously raising and lowering your eyebrows) but words are so much more efficient. Unfortunately, it turns out that some of the words that we thought we could trust were lying to us about who they really are. Just like finding out that the lovable elderly man from down the street used to be a Nazi, so will the origins of these 10 English words surprise the pants off of you:

10. Wife
There is something inherently wholesome about the word “wife,” isn’t it? It makes you think of love, weddings, and picket fences or perhaps “wife-swapping,” depending on your preferred life style. (You know, the good things in life.) There’s definitely nothing shameful about being a wife. Or is it?
The precise origin of the word is uncertain, though some linguists have suggested that it might come from the root *ghwibh-, which means “shame,” as in “Dear God, look at yourself, woman. You married ME of all people? You should be ashamed of yourself.” Pretty sure that’s exactly how we got the word.

What Your Gym Outfit Says About You

By Brooke
Nov 5, 2011

So December break is right around the corner and you’re starting to hit the gym You know that those thirty minutes of cardio feel like they’ll never end and the easiest way to pass the time is to watch everyone else around you. You look them up and you look them down and try to figure them out. Who they are, what they’re into, what they’re like. And you can tell alllll of this from what they wear to the gym. So what does this mean? They’re trying to figure you out too!

Here’s a list of what people wear to the gym and what people think about you:

10 Most Spoken Languages

by Justin Jurek

The development of spoken languages is probably the most significant development in communications in the history of the world. Since mankind first developed language, languages have developed into a multitude of varieties, a diversity which endures to this day. Here is a list of the top ten languages, grouped by the number of native speakers.

10. German (over 90 million speakers)
German is a member of the West Germanic language family, alongside English. German is primarily spoken, as its name suggests, in Germany, where it is the official language. However, it is also the official language of Austria, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg, and is one of three official languages of Belgium (alongside Dutch and French) and one of four official languages of Switzerland (alongside French, Italian, and Romansch) and is the official language of Italian province of Bolzano-Bozen. In addition, it is recognized as a minority language in several countires, including Poland, Denmark, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
Common German phrases include Guten tag (Good day), Sprechen sie Deutsch? (Do you speak German?), and auf wiedersehen (Goodbye).

Funny Cats Sleeping Positions

by Justin Thomas
January 11, 2012

Cats sleep for 18 hours a day, and when you sleep that much you really have to have a good arsenal of sleeping positions. Luckily, these cats have found some pretty good ones. Whether it’s upside down, laying across hangers in a closet, or twisted into a pretzel, cats can sleep in some pretty funny positions. Check out these 25 creative cats sleeping funny:

Real Or Sculptures?

Are these really sculptures?

Believe it, they are really just sculptures....

Email received July 2010

The Loving Husband During FIFA

A man had two of the best tickets for the FIFA World Cup Final. As he sits down, another man comes along and asks if anyone is sitting in the seat next to him.

"No", he says, "the seat is empty."

"This is incredible!" said the man, "who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the FIFA Cup Final, the biggest sporting event of the year, and not use it?"

Be Happy With Your Job

If you don‘t like your job, just be glad that ...

... you are not an electrician in China ...

… or a plumber in Hungary …

Don't Die After Reading These

Too Good!!!
China/Korea/Japan are the places to be for English teachers...


Exist? Ok ok got it......
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