September 25, 2008

The North Pole becomes an 'island' for the first time in history as ice melts !

The North Pole has become an island for the first time in human history.

Startling satellite pictures taken three days ago show that melting ice has opened up the fabled North-West and North-East Passages - making it possible to sail around the Arctic ice cap.

The opening of the passages has been eagerly awaited by shipping companies which hope they will be able to cut thousands of miles off their routes.

Blocked: The Arctic ice, showing as a pink mass in the 1979 picture, links up with northern Canada (on the left) and Russia (right)

But to climate change scientists it is yet another sign of the damage global warming is inflicting on the planet.

Mark Serreze, a sea ice specialist, described the images as an 'historic event' - but warned they added to fears that the Arctic icecap has entered a 'death spiral'.

The pictures, produced by Nasa, mark the first time in at least 125,000 years that the two shortcuts linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans have been ice-free at the same time.

In 2005, the North-East Passage around Russia opened, while the western one, across the top of Canada, remained closed, and last year the position was reversed.

But the satellite data shows that the North-West passage opened last weekend and the remaining tongue of ice blocking the North-Eastern one dissolved a few days later.

Professor Serreze, of the U.S. government-funded National Snow and Ice Data Center, told a Sunday newspaper: 'The passages are open. It is an historic event.

'We are going to see this more and more as the years go by.'

Thawing ocean: The North-West Passage (circled left) and the North-East Passage (top right) are clear of ice

Shipping companies are ready to exploit the new routes. The Beluga group, based in Bremen, Germany, plans to send the first ship through the North-East passage next year, cutting 4,000 nautical miles off the voyage from Germany to Japan.

If the ice continues to melt at current rates it will soon be possible to sail right across the North Pole.

Many scientists believe that the mass of ice that forms a jagged circle around the North Pole could vanish altogether in the summer by 2030.

Others believe it could take as little as five years for the Pole, currently frozen all year round, to be ice-free between mid-July and mid-September.

Four weeks ago, tourists had to be evacuated from Baffin Island's Auyuittuq National Park in northern Canada because of flooding from thawed glaciers.

The park's name means 'land that never melts'.

V4 Engined Ferrari Motorcycle

Ferrari motorcycle with tachskrin - control and suspension with variable height developed industrial designer Amir Glinik from Israel. To a motorcycle engine fits Ferrari V8 had to «reduce» 2 times. While, admittedly, charisma that creates a motorcycle engine and does not tachskrin and corporate red and a famous label

September 23, 2008

15 Hilarious Terms and Definitions From College Geek Dictionaries :D

  1. Absent - A protest against a very lousy teacher.
  2. Allowance- A force that motivates a student to go to school.
  3. Ballpen - The best-selling product in the bookstore.
  4. Bonus Points- The key to pass an exam.
  5. Identification tag- An alternative ruler to draw a straight line.
  6. Late and Tardiness- Happens when the teacher arrives earlier than the usual time.
  7. Studying- Causes sleepiness faster than a sleeping pill.
  8. School Uniform- Where you wipe your wet hands after going to the restroom.
  9. Clinic- Home of the best actors and actresses of all time.
  10. Eraser- Throwable weapon of an angry teacher.
  11. Tomorrow- deadline
  12. Cheating- An art unless caught.
  13. Recess- The most favorite subject.
  14. Notebook- Something to draw on when students are bored.
  15. Eyes- an implanted binoculars; used for cheating.

September 17, 2008

Why Muslims worship the Kaaba ?


When Islam is against idol worship why do the Muslims worship, and bow down to the Kaaba in their prayer?


Kaaba is the Qibla i.e. the direction Muslims face during their prayers. It is important to note that though Muslims face the Kaaba during prayers, they do not worship the Kaaba. Muslims worship and bow to none but Allah.

It is mentioned in Surah Baqarah:

"We see the turning of thy face (for guidance) to the heavens: now shall We turn thee to a Qiblah that shall please thee. Turn then thy face in the direction of the Sacred Mosque: wherever ye are, turn your faces in that direction."
[Al-Qur'an 2:144]

1. Islam believes in fostering unity

For instance, if Muslims want to offer Salaah (Prayer), it is possible that some may wish to face north, while some may wish to face south. In order to unite Muslims in their worship of the One True God, Muslims, wherever they may be, are asked to face in only one direction i.e. towards the Kaaba. If some Muslims live towards the west of the Kaaba they face the east. Similarly if they live towards the east of the Kaaba they face the west.

2. Kaaba is at the Centre of the World Map

The Muslims were the first people to draw the map of the world. They drew the map with the south facing upwards and north downwards. The Kaaba was at the centre. Later, western cartographers drew the map upside down with the north facing upwards and south downwards. Yet, Alhamdullilah the Kaaba is still at the centre of the world map.

3. Tawaaf around Kaaba for indicating one God

When the Muslims go to Masjid-e-Haram in Makkah, they perform tawaaf or circumambulation round the Kaaba. This act symbolizes the belief and worship of One God, since, just as every circle has one centre, so also there is only one Allah (swt) worthy of worship.

4. Hadith of Umar (may Allah be pleased with him)

Regarding the black stone, hajr-e-aswad, there is a hadith (tradition), attributed to the illustrious companion of the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh), Umar (may Allah be pleased with him).

According to Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, book of Hajj, chapter 56, H.No. 675. Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said, "I know that you are a stone and can neither benefit nor harm. Had I not seen the Prophet (pbuh) touching (and kissing) you, I would never have touched (and kissed) you".

5. People stood on Kaaba and gave the adhaan
At the time of the Prophet, people even stood on the Kaaba and gave the 'adhaan' or the call to prayer. One may ask those who allege that Muslims worship the Kaaba; which idol worshipper stands on the idol he worships?..

Pantun Ultraman ! :D

Dikatakan telah dikarang oleh Ultraman Nexus masa tengah lepak ngan Ultraman Tiga…

Pulau Hokkaido jauh ketengah
Gunung Fuji bercabang tiga

Hancur Raksaser dikandung tanah
Ultraman yg baik dikenang jua.

Dua tiga Raksaser berlari
Maner nak samer Raksaser Kero

Dua tiga Ultraman boleh kucari
Maner nak samer Ultraman Taro..

Kalau roboh Kota Narita
Papan di Tokyo Ultraman dirikan
Kalau sungguh itu keje Raksaser
Badan dan kepaler dier Ultraman 'fire'kan

Kajang Ultraman kajang berlipat
Kajang Raksaser mengkuang layu
Kalau Ultraman Ace tak cukup kuat
Ultraman Neos datang membantu.

Buai laju-laju
Sampai Pokok Sena
Apa dalam baju?
Lampu Ultraman yang nyala.

Mengata dulang paku serpih
Mengata Raksaser Ultraman pulak yang lebih-lebih.

Sudah gaharu cendana pula
Sudahlah kalah di'fire' pula.

Orang berbudi kiter berbahaser
'Fire' diberi pada raksaser

7 Star luxurious hotel in Dubai

Dubai has become notorious for its luxury architecture. Developers are said to be hovering over this unique 7-star hotel in Dubai designed by Sybarite Architects after a major hotel group showed interest in putting up the funds.The US$350m (£173m) 28-floor Aperiron building would be 300m from the Dubai coast and accessible only by boat or helicopter.

As well as 438 luxury suites, it would contain a spa, an art gallery, and an underwater restaurant with views into a surrounding lagoon.To top it off, the top two floors would house a temperature-controlled butterfly jungle with tropical species.Its unique structural design has not yet garnered a nickname, but Building staff have variously named it ‘The Rollmop’, ‘The Pringle’ and ‘The Funnel’.

September 16, 2008

Funny mom to son sayings ! :D

“Of course I’m proud that you invented the electric light bulb. Now, turn it off and get to bed!”

“Again with the stovepipe hat? Can’t you just wear a baseball cap like the other kids?”

“But it’s your senior picture. Can’t you do something about your hair? OY! Styling gel, Mousse, Something…?”

“I don’t care what you’ve discovered, You still could have written!”

“Can’t you paint on walls like other children? Do you have any idea how hard it is to get that stuff off the ceiling?”

“All right, if you aren’t hiding your report card inside your jacket, take your hand out of there and show me.”

“I’m not upset that your lamb followed you to school. But, I would like to know how he got a better grade than you.”

“The next time I catch you throwing money across the Potomac, you can kiss your allowance good-bye!”

“I don’t care where you think you have to go, young man, midnight is past your curfew.”

Kenapa Orang Melayu Makan Dengan Tangan ?

Setiap bangsa di dunia ini punya budaya tersendiri. Oleh sebab makan itu satu perkara yang wajib dalam hidup, cara makan juga merupakan satu budaya. Masing-masing bangsa ada budaya mereka tersendiri bagaimana mereka makan. Misalnya orang Cina menggunakan kayu (chopstick) dan orang Barat pula menggunakan sudu dan garfu. Tentu ada sebab yang rasional kenapa mereka amalkan cara itu. Orang Melayu makan biasanya menggunakan tangan kanan. Apakah rasionalnya dan kenapa orang Melayu makan dengan tangan ?

Soalan ini dijawab dengan mudah di akhir abad ke 19 oleh seorang kerabat diraja Kedah yang menetap di Selangor bernama Tengku Kudin. Perkara ini diceritakan oleh seorang isteri pegawai tinggi British yang berkhidmat di Selangor pada masa itu dalam bukunya "Chersonese – The Guilding Off" oleh Emilly Innes.
Pada suatu hari Tengku Kudin telah dijemput oleh British Resident menghadiri satu jamuan makan malam di rumah resident tersebut. Ketika semua tetamu jemputan telah bersedia untuk menghadapi hidangan, Tengku Kudin tiba-tiba bangun menuju ke arah paip air dan membasuh tangannya. Tanpa menghiraukan orang lain semuanya menggunakan sudu dan garfu, beliau dengan selamba menyuap makanan ke mulutnya dengan tangannya.

Telatah Tengku Kudin ini diperhatikan oleh seorang wanita Inggeris yang kebetulan duduk di sisinya. Merasa tertarik dengan perlakuan Tengku Kudin itu wanita tersebut lantas bertanya: "Kenapa anda makan dengan tangan ? Bukankah menggunakan sudu dan garfu itu lebih bersih dan lebih sopan ?" Dengan selamba Tengku Kudin menjawab lantang dan dapat didengari oleh orang lain.
"Saya makan dengan menggunakan tangan saya sekurang-kurangnya ada tiga sebab:

Pertama: Saya tau tangan saya lebih bersih dari sudu dan garfu sebab saya sendiri yang membasuhnya – bukan orang lain. Sudu dan garfu itu dibasuh oleh
orang lain yang belum tentu cukup bersih.
Kedua: Saya yakin tangan saya lebih bersih kerana tangan saya hanya saya
seorang saja yang menggunakannya, tidak pernah dipinjam oleh orang lain, sedangkan sudu dan garfu itu ramai yang pernah menggunakannya
Ketiga: Saya percaya tangan saya lebih bersih kerana ia tidak pernah jatuh dalam longkang.

Jawapan Tengkun Kudin ini menjadikan semua orang yang mendengarnya terlopong. Kalau sebelum itu ada antara mereka yang tersenyum sinis melihat Tengku Kudin menyuap makanannya dengan tangan tapi selepas itu masing-masing mengangguk mungkin kerana memikirkan ada logiknya jawapan tersebut.

Moralnya: Kita jangan lekas menghina atau memandang jijik perlakuan orang lain yang berlainan dengan budaya kita. Masing-masing ada rasionalnya kenapa mereka berbuat begitu.

Cool Nike Transformers !!

Optimus Prime


Nice chrome plate BMW !!

I love you in 100 language

We wish you that your love prosper in such a way, that the below 100 expressions become insufficient for you to express yourself...

English - I love you
Afrikaans - Ek het jou lief
Albanian - Te dua
Arabic - Ana behibak (to male)
Arabic - Ana behibek (to female)
Armenian - Yes kez sirumen
Bambara - M'bi fe
Bangla - Aamee tuma ke bhalo aashi
Belarusian - Ya tabe kahayu
Bisaya - Nahigugma ako kanimo
Bulgarian - Obicham te
Cambodian - Soro lahn nhee ah
Cantonese Chinese - Ngo oiy ney a
Catalan - T'estimo
Cheyenne - Ne mohotatse
Chichewa - Ndimakukonda
Corsican - Ti tengu caru (to male)
Creol - Mi aime jou
Croatian - Volim te
Czech - Miluji te
Danish - Jeg Elsker Dig
Dutch - Ik hou van jou
Esperanto - Mi amas vin
Estonian - Ma armastan sind
Ethiopian - Afgreki'
Faroese - Eg elski teg
Farsi - Doset daram
Filipino - Mahal
Finnish - Mina rakastan sinua
French - Je t'aime, Je t'adore
Gaelic - Ta gra agam ort
Georgian - Mikvarhar
German - Ich liebe dich
Greek - S'agapo
Gujarati - Hoo thunay prem karoo choo
Hiligaynon - Palangga ko ikaw
Hawaiian - Aloha wau ia oi
Hebrew - Ani ohev otah (to female)
Hebrew - Ani ohev et otha (to male)
Hiligaynon - Guina higugma ko ikaw
Hindi - Hum Tumhe Pyar Karte hae
Hmong - Kuv hlub koj
Hopi - Nu' umi unangwa'ta
Hungarian - Szeretlek
Icelandic - Eg elska tig
Ilonggo - Palangga ko ikaw
Indonesian - Saya cinta padamu
Inuit - Negligevapse
Irish - Taim i' ngra leat
Italian - Ti amo
Japanese - Aishiteru
Kannada - Naanu ninna preetisuttene
Kapampangan - Kaluguran daka
Kiswahili - Nakupenda
Konkani - Tu magel moga cho
Korean - Sarang Heyo
Latin - Te amo
Latvian - Es tevi miilu
Lebanese - Bahibak
Lithuanian - Tave myliu
Malay - Saya cintakan mu / Aku cinta padamu
Tamil - Nan unnai kathalikaraen
Telugu - Nenu ninnu premistunnanu
Thai - Chan rak khun (to male)
Thai - Phom rak khun (to female)
Turkish - Seni Seviyorum
Ukrainian - Ya tebe kahayu
Urdu - mai aap say pyaar karta hoo
Vietnamese - Anh ye^u em (to female)
Vietnamese - Em ye^u anh (to male)
Welsh - 'Rwy'n dy garu
Yiddish - Ikh hob dikh
Yoruba - Mo ni fe

McDonald's Job Application ! :D

This is an actual job application that a 17-year-old boy submitted at a McDonald's Restaurant in Florida, and they hired him because he was so honest and funny!

NAME: Greg Bulmash

SEX: Not yet. Still waiting for the right person.

DESIRED POSITION: Company's President or Vice President. But seriously, whatever's available. If I was in a position to be picky, I wouldn't be applying here in the first place.

DESIRED SALARY: $185,000 a year plus stock options and a Michael Ovitz style severance package. If that's not possible, make an offer and we can haggle.


LAST POSITION HELD: Target for middle management hostility.

SALARY: Less than I'm worth.

MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: My incredible collection of stolen pens and post-it notes.


AVAILABLE TO WORK: Of course! That's why I'm applying.

PREFERRED HOURS: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Monday Tuesday and Thursday.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?: Yes, but they're better suited to a more intimate environment.

MAY WE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER?: If I had one, would I be here?


DO YOU HAVE A CAR?: I think the more appropriate question here would be "Do you have a car that runs?" HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY SPECIAL AWARDS OR RECOGNITION?: I may already be a winner of the Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes.

DO YOU SMOKE?: On the job, no; on my breaks, yes.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?:Living in the Bahamas with a fabulously wealthy dumb sexy blonde super model who thinks I'm the greatest thing since sliced bread. Actually, I'd like to be doing that now.



Tounge Twister !!

Dare to read it .. I bet you will mistake !

Esau Wood sawed wood. Esau Wood would saw wood. All the wood Esau Wood saw, Esau Wood would saw. In other words, all the wood Esau saw to saw, Esau sought to saw. Oh, the wood Wood would saw! And, oh the wood-saw with which Wood would saw wood! But one day, Wood’s wood-saw would saw no wood, and thus the wood Wood sawed was not the wood Wood would saw if Wood’s wood-saw would saw wood. Now, Wood would saw wood with a wood-saw that would saw wood, so Esau sought a saw that would saw wood. One day, Esau saw a saw saw wood as no other wood-saw Wood saw would saw wood. In fact, of all the wood-saws Wood ever saw saw wood, Wood never saw a wood-saw that would saw wood as the wood-saw Wood saw saw wood would saw wood, and I never saw a wood-saw that would saw as the wood-saw Wood saw would saw until I saw Esau Wood saw wood with the wood-saw Wood saw saw wood. Now Wood saws wood with the wood-saw Wood saw saw wood.

New car from Proton: MPV (Malaysian)

New Proton car will be released soon with the name of MPV. This is the first MPV type from Proton. It looks like Toyota Wish a bit.

September 15, 2008

Olympic medal evolution from 1896 to 2008

From top: Athens 1896, Paris 1900, St. Louis 1904, London 1908, Stockholm 1912, Antwerp 1920, Paris 1924, Amsterdam 1928, Los Angeles 1932, Berlin 1936, London 1948, Helsinki 1952, Melbourne 1956, Rome 1960,
Tokyo 1964, Mexico City 1968, Munich 1972, Montreal 1976, Moscow 1980, Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988,
Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008.