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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

THINKING OUT OF THE BOX

Q. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?

A. Concrete floors are very hard to crack!


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Q. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?

A. No time at all it is already built.


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Q. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in the other hand, what would you have?

A. Very large hands. (Good one)


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Q. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?

A. It is not a problem, since you will never find! an elephant with one hand.


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Q. How can a man go eight days without sleep?

A. No Probs , He sleeps at night.


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Q. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?

A. It will Wet or Sink as simple as that.


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Q. What looks like half apple ?

A : The other half.


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Q. What can you never eat for breakfast ?

A : Lunch and Dinner.


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Q. What happened when wheel was invented ?

A : It caused a revolution.


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Q. Bay of Bengal is in which state?

A : Liquid


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ONE EXTRA SHOT


Interviewer said "I shall either ask you ten easy questions or one really difficult question.


Think well before you make up your mind!" The boy thought for a while and said, "my choice is one really difficult question."


"Well, good luck to you, you have made your own choice! Now tell me this.


"What comes first, Day or Night?"


The boy was jolted into reality as his admission depends on the correctness of his answer, but he thought for a while and said, "It's the DAY sir!"


"How" the interviewer asked,


"Sorry Sir, you promised me that you will not ask me a SECOND difficult question!"

10 things in golf that sound dirty

1. Look at the size of his putter.

2. Oh, dang, my shaft's all bent.

3. You really wacked the hell out of that sucker.

4. After 18 holes I can barely walk.

5. My hands are so sweaty I can't get a good grip.

6. Lift your head and spread your legs.

7. You have a nice stroke, but your follow through leaves a lot to be desired.

8. Just turn your back and drop it.

9. Hold up. I've got to wash my balls.

10. Damn, I missed the hole again

TEN AMAZING COINCIDENCESS

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What's in a Name?



A computer error gave two women in America called Patricia the same social security number. When the two women were brought together in an office to rectify the blunder they discovered that



* They had both been born with the names Patricia Ann Campbell



* Both of their fathers were called Robert Campbell



* Their birthdays were on 13th March 1941



* They had both married military men in the year 1959 (within eleven days of each other)



* They each had two children aged 19 and 21



* They both had an interest in oil painting



* Both had studied cosmetics



* Both had worked as book-keepers




Bullet With Your Name on It



In 1893, Henry Ziegland ended a relationship with his girlfriend.



Tragically, his girlfriend took the news very badly, became distraught and took her own life.



Her distressed brother blamed his sister's death upon Henry, he went round to Henry's house, saw him out in the garden and tried to shoot him.



Luckily, the bullet only grazed Henry's face and embedded itself in a nearby tree.



In 1913, twenty years after this incident, Henry decided to use dynamite to uproot a tree in his garden. The explosion propelled the embedded bullet from the tree straight into Henry Ziegland's head - killing him immediately.




Lucky Hughs?



On December 5th 1660, a ship sank in the straights of Dover - the only survivor was noted to be Hugh Williams.



On 5th December 1767, another ship sank in the same waters - 127 lost their lives, the only survivor was noted to be Hugh Williams On 8th August 1820, a picnic boat capsized on the Thames - there was one survivor - Hugh Williams.



On 10th July 1940, a British trawler was destroyed by a German mine - only two men survived, one man and his nephew - they were both called Hugh Williams.




With a Quack Quack Here



Mr McDonald was a farmer who lived in Canada - nothing extra-ordinary in that - until you learn that his postcode contained the letter sequence EIEIO.




'Til Death Did Them Part



In 1996, Paris police set out to investigate a late night, high speed car crash, both drivers had been killed instantly.



Investigations revealed that the deceased were in fact man and wife.



Police initially suspected some kind of murder or suicide pact but it became apparent that the pair had been separated for several months - neither could have known that the other would have been out driving that night - it was just a terrible coincidence.




She's Behind You!



Michael Dick had been travelling around the UK with his family to track down his daughter, Lisa - who he had lost contact with ten years earlier.



After a long fruitless search, he approached the Suffolk Free Press, who agreed to help him by putting an appeal in their newspaper.



Fortunately, his long lost daughter saw the appeal and the pair were reunited.



The odd thing was, his daughter had been right behind him when the free paper took the photograph - shown in the photograph above. What are the chances of that!




Licensed To Thrill



A fifteen year old pupil at Argoed High School in North Wales was to sit his GCSE examinations in 1990.



His name was James Bond - his examination paper reference was 007.




What Goes Around….



In 1965, at the age of four, Roger Lausier was swimming off a beach in Salem - he got into difficulties and was saved from drowning by a woman called Alice Blaise.



In 1974, on the same beach, Roger was out on a raft when he pulled a drowning man from the water - amazingly, the man he saved was Alice Blaise's husband.




Lightning Never Strikes Twice?



British cavalry officer Major Summerford was fighting in the fields of Flanders in the last year of WW1, a flash of lightning knocked him off his horse and paralysed him from his waist down.



He moved to Vancouver, Canada, six years later, whilst out fishing, Major Summer field was struck by lightning again and the right side of his body became paralysed.



After two years of recovery, it was a summers day and he was out in a local park, a summer storm blew up and Major Summerfield was struck by lightning again - permanently paralysing him.



He died two years after this incident.



However, four years after his death, his stone tomb was destroyed - it was struck by lightning!




Practice What You Preach



Businessman Danie de Toit made a speech to an audience in South Africa - the topic of his speech was - watch out because death can strike you down at any time.



At the end of his speech, he put a peppermint in his mouth, and choked to death on it!

Top 10 Countries Without Military Forces

As said by famous French statesman George Clemenceau, “War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military,” and even today, his statement still stands true. While most countries have large military forces that are able to deploy and protect at any given time (the largest and most notable being China, at about 1,600,000 army personnel), some countries have no military at all.

Below is a list of ten countries that have no set military forces, each of them with varying reasons why; some because of the country’s history other because of its location. While many people believe that a military force is a necessity, there are countries that see or have no need for them; however, in many cases, there is a back-up plan in the case that the country is attacked or war is declared upon that country.

10. Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands, surprisingly, is not made up of just a few islands, but totals ranging in the thousands. Ever since the U.K. became the country’s protectorate in 1893, the country hasn’t had much of a military defense. During WWII the country did have the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Defense Force. Then, in 1976 the Solomon Islands were able to establish a government that was stable up until about 1998. During 1998-2006, the country was plagued with misconduct within the government, crime, and ethnic conflict. To properly resolve these issues, New Zealand and Australia both stepped in to restore peace and eventually disarm. Today the country internally has the Solomon Islands Police Force.

So who’s the protector?

There is no set protector of the Solomon Islands; however, the country had paid Australia for certain defense items. If a war were to ever be declared upon the islands, Australia would probably be one of the first countries to provide a defense. (Image: “Captain Warren Frederick Martin Clemens, British Solomon Islands Protectorate Defense Force (BSIPDF), with six members of the BSIPDF Scouts,” www.leatherneck.com.)

9. Costa Rica

Though the country did once have an army, today, Costa Rica stands as one of many countries without a formal standing army. On December 1, 1948, José Figueres Ferrer, president at the time, signed legislation that would abolish the military after the fatal Costa Rican civil war that killed almost 2,000 people. To properly represent this abolishment, the president himself was able to break a wall of the Cuartel Bellavista, which was once an army headquarters location. Today the country has the Fuerza Pública which provides law enforcement, ground security, border patrol, and many other common duties held by a police force.

So who’s the protector?

Thanks to the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance of 1947, if any country were to ever attack or declare war upon Costa Rica, the country can depend on 21 other countries, including the U.S., Chile, and Cuba to provide some sort of military force to provide defense. The treaty stands that if any of the signed countries were attacked, those other countries would be looked upon to help provide some sort of military defense.

8. Samoa

Today, Samoa has no set military force that could be used if ever necessary. Instead, the country would have to rely on outside friendships with other countries to find protection and defense in wartime. The country does have a Samoa Police Force, but of course, this is definitely not considered to be a military force for the entire country.

So who’s the protector?

Samoa has a friendship treaty with New Zealand, made in 1962. In the event of a war or other foreign invasion, Samoa can call upon New Zealand for any sort of necessary military aid. However the agreement does state that either country can pull out of the treaty at any time if wanted.

7. Palau

Despite the lack of a national military force, Palau does have a Palau National Police section that was created to provide the necessary protection for civilians. Like most police forces, the Palau National Police force is needed to keep the peace and attend to any internal unrest that may occur. If war were to ever arise, Palau would have to reach out for help from other countries to provide some sort of defense system.

So who’s the protector?

Standing as an associated state, Palau will be protected by the U.S. in the event that the country is attacked or if another country decides that war with Palau is a must. This is because of the Compact of Free Association of 1983 that basically made the U.S. the protectorate of Palau.

6. Andorra

Despite not ever having a true organized military, the tiny country of Andorra was bold enough to declare war on Germany in 1914 and join the so called Great War. With a 10-man strong army, the country did not do much and was not taken seriously. Even though the country did officially pick sides, Andorra was not invited to the Versailles Peace Treaty negotiations. In 1931 the group of men roughly called an army was replaced by the Andorran National Police. This group, made up of about 240 men, was created to help keep the peace and is even trained to provide hostage rescue. Joining the police force is a must if you’re a man who owns a firearm.

So who’s the protector?

Andorra has not one, not two, but three protectors. France and Spain have both pledged to be the militaristic protectors of the 181 sq mi. country because of its location (landlocked). In fact in 1933, France militaristic force was needed to help settle civil unrest in the country. Besides these two countries, NATO forces would also take part in protecting the country if ever necessary.

5. Grenada

Ever since the American-led invasion of Grenada, the country has not been able to establish a standing army. The invasion was mostly started because of a military coup and a power struggle within the government that led to the execution of the Grenadian Prime Minister, Maurice Bishop. Because of this invasion which successfully turned a communist state back into a democratic nation, the country does not have a standing army, but relies on the Royal Grenada Police Force as well as the Regional Security System.

So who’s the protector?

There is no set country that is set out to protect Grenada with a military force. Because of the Regional Security System, the country can look to Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines for some sort of military support; however, most of these countries do not have a big enough defense system to be of great assistance. It seems that inevitably the U.S. would run to the rescue.

4. Marshall Islands

Under the Compact of Free Association of 1983, the Marshall Islands was granted the status of a sovereign nation. Also involved in the pact is the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau. Under this agreement, the three countries would be free, but would stand as associated states to the U.S. This means that the U.S. will serve as the protectorate and that the Marshall Islands would have no regular military force, or any sort of responsibility for the country’s defense during wartime. The country created the Marshall Islands Police to carry out common police duties within the country.

So who’s the protector?

Since the Marshall Islands are considered to be an associated state to the U.S., the U.S. is fully responsible for the country’s defense and security. If the islands were ever attacked, the U.S. would have to provide the necessary military support to assist in the war.

3. Liechtenstein

Like a few others on the list, Liechtenstein is another country that decided to completely abolish its standing army. Liechtenstein got rid of its army in 1868 after the Austro-Prussian War because it was said to be too expensive for the country to afford. After the country was freed from the German Confederation, it was obligated to maintain its own army, but the funding just wasn’t available. However, to keep peace within the country, there is a police force known as the Principality of Liechtenstein National Police.

So who’s the protector?

There is no set country that would have to defend Liechtenstein in the event of a war or some other sort of attack. It is said that the country is allowed to rally up an army in the case of a war, but this army would probably be futile and help from Switzerland just might come. There have been talks of Switzerland being responsible for Liechtenstein’s defense, but neither country have proven or denied this claim. (Image: www.landespolizei.li.)

2. Nauru

Nauru, known as the smallest island country in the world at just 8.1 sq miles is definitely unique in many ways, though like plenty others on the list, has no set standing army or any other type of military force. The country, possibly due to its size, doesn’t even have a capital. Though extremely small, the country does have a Nauru Police Force that is utilized to ensure that the country is able to maintain stability. Located in a group of thousands of small islands called Micronesia, the country is heavily relied upon for its readily accessible phosphate. Today the country keeps close contact with nearby Australia and other Micronesia islands.

So who’s the protector?

It is said that through an informal agreement made between Nauru and Australia that Australia would supply militaristic needs or basic country defense. In fact, in December 1940 when Germany attacked Nauru, the Australian Navy was called upon to defend the country as necessary.

1. Vatican City

Named the smallest country in the world, Vatican City, unsurprisingly, is a country that does not have a de jure military; however, this hasn’t always been the case. In the past, there were numerous militaristic groups that were created to protect the country and most importantly the Pope. Notably the Noble Guard and the Palatine Guard did exist, but Pope Paul VI abolished both groups in 1970. Today, Vatican City’s best example of a militaristic force would be the Pontifical Swiss Guard. This group is meant to protect the Pope as well as the Palace of the Vatican. There is also the Gendarmerie Corps, but this group is considered to be a civilian force rather than military. They are responsible for keeping public order, traffic control, border control, and investigating criminal activity.

So who’s the protector?

Well, since Vatican City is located in Rome, Italy is fully responsible for protecting the tiny country within its own country’s capital. Italy has an organized armed force of about 186,798 men and women with 109,703 personnel in the Army and 43,882 in the Navy. The country also has an Air Force that can provide protection as needed.

100 Manusia Yang paling Berpengaruh dalam Sejarah

Penulis amat tertarik dengan sebuah buku yang dikarang oleh Michael H. Hart yang merupakan seorang berbangsa yahudi dan juga ahli astronomi di dalam bukunya yg bertajuk:

The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History (100 Manusia Yang Paling Berpengaruh di Dalam Sejarah)..

Apa yang menarik Michael H. Hart meletakkan Nabi Muhammad S.A.W di ranking yang pertama yang menyebabkan buku ini menimbulkan kontroversi di kalangan yahudi sendiri. Antara alasannya ialah Nabi Muhammad S.A.W mampu mencari pengaruh bilionan manusia di seluruh dunia melalui peranan Agama dan Pemerintahan..

Yang menghairankan saya orang yahudi boleh mengiktiraf Nabi S.A.W sedemikian tetapi yang wujud di zaman sekarang adalah orang islam sendiri yang tidak 'respect' pada Rasulullah S.A.W..

mari kita perhatikan 100 ranking manusia berpengaruh dalam sejarah..

1 Muhammad
2 Isaac Newton
3 Jesus Christ
4 Buddha
5 Confucius
6 St. Paul
7 Ts'ai Lun
8 Johann Gutenberg
9 Christopher Columbus
10 Albert Einstein
11 Louis Pasteur
12 Galileo Galilei
13 Aristotle
14 Euclid
15 Moses
16 Charles Darwin
17 Shih Huang Ti
18 Augustus Caesar
19 Nicolaus Copernicus
20 Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
21 Constantine the Great
22 James Watt
23 Michael Faraday
24 James Clerk Maxwell
25 Martin Luther
26 George Washington
27 Karl Marx
28 Orville and Wilbur Wright
29 Genghis Khan
30 Adam Smith
31 Edward de Vere a.k.a. William Shakespeare
32 John Dalton
33 Alexander the Great
34 Napoleon Bonaparte
35 Thomas Edison
36 Antony van Leeuwenhoek
37 William T.G. Morton
38 Guglielmo Marconi
39 Adolf Hitler
40 Plato
41 Oliver Cromwell
42 Alexander Graham Bell
43 Alexander Fleming
44 John Locke
45 Ludwig van Beethoven
46 Werner Heisenberg
47 Louis Daguerre
48 Simon Bolivar
49 Rene Descartes
50 Michelangelo
51 Pope Urban II
52 'Umar ibn al-Khattab
53 Asoka
54 St. Augustine
55 William Harvey
56 Ernest Rutherford
57 John Calvin
58 Gregor Mendel
59 Max Planck
60 Joseph Lister
61 Nikolaus August Otto
62 Francisco Pizarro
63 Hernando Cortes
64 Thomas Jefferson
65 Queen Isabella I
66 Joseph Stalin
67 Julius Caesar
68 William the Conqueror
69 Sigmund Freud
70 Edward Jenner
71 Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen
72 Johann Sebastian Bach
73 Lao Tzu
74 Voltaire
75 Johannes Kepler Lutheran
76 Enrico Fermi
77 Leonhard Euler
78 Jean-Jacques Rousseau
79 Nicoli Machiavelli
80 Thomas Malthus
81 John F. Kennedy
82 Gregory Pincus
83 Mani
84 Lenin
85 Sui Wen Ti
86 Vasco da Gama
87 Cyrus the Great
88 Peter the Great
89 Mao Zedong
90 Francis Bacon
91 Henry Ford
92 Mencius
93 Zoroaster
94 Queen Elizabeth I
95 Mikhail Gorbachev
96 Menes
97 Charlemagne
98 Homer
99 Justinian I
100 Mahavira

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