- Can’t keep your favourite Baby Name in Denmark- If you want to have a original and creative name for your baby, Denmark is not the right place for you.You have to choose from the list of 24,000 names approved by the government. In fact, the Danish government banned creative names altogether, and if you have your mind set on a name outside the list, you have to make a special request and ask for permission.
- Ketchup banned in France- France though that French teenagers were using excessive amounts of ketchup which made French cuisine lose its originality so ketchup got banned in school cafeterias but students are allowed to take a little ketchup when they eat French Fries.
- Cannot wear Yellow Clothing in Malaysia- And it’s not just T-shirts, but everything yellow, from belts to hats, wristbands, even shoelaces. In 2011, the Malaysian government banned the color yellow in clothing because it was the color of a group of opposition activists. The decision was particularly strange given the fact that yellow is a royal colour in Malaysia, and very popular because Malaysians tend to look good in it.
- Game Consoles in China- The Chinese government thought kids and youngsters were wasting too much time playing video games, so they decided to ban game consoles, hoping this would encourage them to study or work harder. The law involved restrictions in manufacturing and marketing game consoles. Nevertheless, non-console video games are still permitted, which makes the law pretty ineffective.
- Cant see Avatar in China- China did not like the idea so much about the theme of the movie. So they thought of a solution: to ban the movie in 2D. Since China has almost no 3D theaters, it was very simple to prevent the people from watching the movie.
- Time Travel in China- Even though time travel doesn’t exist it is still banned in China.The Chinese government feels that TV shows, movies, and books that focus on time travel tend to show an wrong image of history, making up myths and false events.
Recently I got the chance of interacting with Dr. Michael Meyer at the Nehru Planetarium in New Delhi. He is the head scientist of the Mars Exploration Program and an astro-biologist (who studies biology related to space) and he told us many facts about Mars which you cannot find on Google.
First of all I would like to answer the question which is Why is Water so much connected with Mars?
So basically, water is what started life on Earth. The first organisms on Earth (bacteria) originated in water and thats why if there is water in liquid form on Mars life can be made possible on Mars.
So what did Dr.Michael tell me?
Broadly he told me that:
- Water was there on Mars and then proved it through various evidences.
- How did Mars’s atmosphere vanish?
- About the various mission going to Mars in future and many which have went before and told us about the results they gave us.
How do we know Water was present on Mars?
Curiosity gave us information that water once existed on Mars. Sulphur, clay and carbonates were found on Mars. All three of these substances cannot exist without the presence of water so this definitely proves that water was once up there.
This picture gives us quite a nice explanation as to why there is water only in solid (ice) form on Mars. (Highest temperature on Mars is about 20°C). So this picture tells us that water can only exist in liquid form from 0 to 10 degree celsius but if we apply perchlorate-brine to it water can exist in liquid (drinking) form from -70 to 24 degree celsius, which is quite feasible on Mars.
How did Mars’s atmosphere vanish?
The atmosphere of Mars is less than 1% of Earth’s, so it does not protect the planet from the Sun’s radiation nor does it do much to retain heat at the surface. It consists of 95% carbon dioxide, 3% nitrogen, 1.6% argon, and the remainder is trace amounts of oxygen, water vapour, and other gases
Mars’s atmosphere was held together by the magnetic force in Mars. But due do solar storms the power of the magnetic force decreased which led to the disintegration of Mars’s atmosphere.
NASA is expected to send another rover with many more technologies than the present Curiosity rover in 2020. They are also sending another ExoMars Orbiter this year and another rover in 2018.
So what all did Curiosity tell us?
- That there are seasonal changes on Mars.
- Another water evidence – Curiosity also found that there were streambeds on Mars.
- It also bored holes into the Martian soil and we got to know that elements like Iron are down there and are not oxidised (rusted)
Comment below if you have any questions.
WhatsApp now having about a billion users. Who can still have that same old “Hey there! I am using WhatsApp”? So, I kind of understand the needs and make your work easier by letting you choose from these 10 WhatsApp Statuses.
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- Life is short… Don’t waste it reading my WhatsApp status.
- move on…
- My laziness is like 8, when I lie down it becomes infinity 🙂
- A black cat passing by the crossroad can stop hundreds of people what a RED LIGHT on traffic signal has failed to do for long time!!
- You are unique…….just like everybody else!
- The only time success comes before work is in dictionary.
- Life is short…smile while you still have teeth.
- Light travels faster than sound…that’s why people appear bright until they speak.
- Do not be afraid to step on people… Mario made a career from it.
- Hey there! WhatsApp is using me.
- Mosquitos are like family. Annoying but they carry your blood.
- God is really creative , i mean ..just look at me :p
- I am sure I have a defective iPhone, I keep pressing the home button and I’m still at work.
- All my life I thought air is free until I bought a bag of chips.
- I used to like my neighbors, until they put a password on their Wi-Fi 🙂
1. Bhangarh Fort – Ajabgarh, Alwar, Rajasthan
The ghost town of Bhangarh is one of the scariest, spookiest places you could possibly imagine, not to mention it is one of the most haunted places not only in India but the whole world. Situated near a popular forest, this town is now slowly luring visitors from around the area, and country, for all the wrong reasons. It should be noted that if you decide to visit this place after the sun has gone down, you won’t be allowed to. In fact, there is a strict warning about how dangerous this place becomes after sunset.
2. The Shaniwarwada Fort – Pune
This fort has witnessed various spooky occurrences. It is believed that the level of supernatural activity is on its zenith on every full moon night. The mysterious story behind the strange activities suggests that a young prince was brutally murdered here which is maybe why his spirit haunts the place and when the night falls, sounds of him shrieking can be heard. There are many locals who actually camp at night on the fort grounds just to hear the little boy’s scream.
3. GP Block – Meerut
GP Block in Meerut is also very notoriously known for all the paranormal activity it beholds. Despite being a popular zone, there have been reportedly a lot of strange sightings.
For instance people who pass this place claim to have seen four males sitting together and enjoying an alcoholic beverage by the light of a single candle. At first, this was not considered spooky for it could just be four friends having a good time but once it was established that it was indeed four ghosts, people in and around the area became increasingly interested. In addition, some claim to also witness a young girl coming out of the house in what many people believe to be a red dress.
4. Dumas Beach, Surat- Gujarat
Situated along the Arabian Sea in Gujarat, this beach is known for its black sand and mystical activities.
Many unexplainable and puzzling incidents have been known to occur like strange whispers being heard, people disappearing during night etc.
In fact, it is believed that a lot of people have lost their lives exploring this mysterious beauty.
If you are a brave heart, you can test the waters yourself by taking a midnight stroll along the beach, if you have company. If the testimonies are anything to go by, you will also be greeted by warnings asking you to not cross a certain line while on the beach. It is also believed that this beach was for long used as a Hindu burial ground, therefore, being the resting place of tortured souls. There have also been reports of people disappearing mysteriously and having never been found again.
5. Ramoji Film City – Hyderabad
Being one of the biggest film cities in the country, this place is home to a lot of hotels which have been projected to a lot of controversy because of the reported “supernatural activities” in and around them.
Witnesses report the lights kept on top keep falling off, the light men- who sit with the lights on top have been pushed so many times and many have had grievous injuries. The food left in rooms also gets scattered around the room and strange marks are left on the mirrors.
Females are more targeted by the ghosts than the males. Girls reported an invisible force tearing their clothes off, some said they felt someone knock their washroom doors while the rooms remain locked from the inside. They create havoc. Many preventive measures have been taken but in vain
I want to show you the headlines of some international newspapers on the 15th of December this year.
Above is The Washington Post and below is The Guardian
The world talked about Delhi CM calling the Prime Minister a “psychopath”. I think that Kejriwal was actually lucky that he was in India, had he been in Iran he would have gotten 74 lashes.
It’s not only Iran that gives such harsh punishments for insulting the ruler. There are many more countries which give following sentences like:
- Kuwait- Permanent Exile
- Venezuela and Poland- Upto 3 years in prison
- Turkey- 4 years in prison
- Netherlands and Indonesia- 5 years in prison
- Bahrain- 7 years in prison
- Thailand- A man recently faced 37 years in prison for insulting the King’s dog.
- Azerbaijan- 2 years of “corrective labour”
- Lebanon- Upto Rs. 50 lakh fine
In India ‘Democracy without Discipline’ is becoming the norm of the day. Ever since Modi government has come into power there is a splurge in people’s indiscipline (against Modi). Anyone can say anything and Anyone can do anything without any respect or dread. Kejriwal using such foul language for the PM of India has held our country in shame and sadly he can get away with it in the name of “democracy”. I strongly believe that democracy should also be disciplined. What about you? Do share your views.
- Steve Jobs was adopted- He was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs even though he always says “They (Paul and Clara Jobs) are 1000% my real parents”
- His biological father was Syrian- His fathers name was Abdulfattah Jandali and that basically means that he was also half-Syrian.
- He made the famous game Atari Breakout– He made the game Atari Breakout which I also mentioned in my other post saying that whenever you type “Atari Breakout” in google images this game always comes up.
- He lied to Steve Wozniak- When they made Atari Breakout, Wozniak and Jobs were going to split the pay 50-50. Atari gave Jobs $5000 to do the job. He told Wozniak that he got $700 so Wozniak took home $350 and Steve Jobs went with $4,650
- He never wrote a single line of code during his term at Apple
- He never ate any non vegetarian food except fish and was a Zen Buddhist.
- He threw the prototype of the iPod into an aquarium to prove that there were air bubbles and it could be made slimmer.
- His attention to detail- In January 2008 he called up Google’s vice president of engineering Vic Gundotra saying
So Vic, we have an urgent issue, one that I need addressed right away. I’ve already assigned someone from my team to help you, and I hope you can fix this tomorrow. I’ve been looking at the Google logo on the iPhone and I’m not happy with the icon. The second O in Google doesn’t have the right yellow gradient. It’s just wrong and I’m going to have Greg fix it tomorrow. Is that okay with you?
Once a single mother was late for work because her car broke down. The result? Steve Jobs threw her the keys of his brand new Jaguar.
- He didn’t know about his biological sister, Mona Simpson until she was 25 and she was a famous author.
Today on the auspicious event of Diwali, I wanted to blog about something related to it. So here, I present 6 things you didn’t know about Diwali.
1. The word Diwali comes from a sanskrit word Deepavali which means “row of lamps”.
2. The lights and candles put on the way are meant to help Goddess Laxmi find her way into our homes and businesses so that she can shower wealth and prosperity.
3. It is a celebration of 5 days, Diwali falls on the third day and is also the main day which falls on the night of the new moon.
4. Not only Hindus but Jains, Sikhs and some of the Buddhists also believe and celebrate the festival.
5. On this day Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya and according to Jains, Lord Mahavira attained Nirvana on this day.
So, this Diwali burst crackers with all your might because Diwali comes only once a year.
- Dreamt is the only word in english that ends with ‘mt’
- Hold it… English isn’t the most spoken language in the world… it’s succeeded by Mandarin and Chinese
- “Go!” is the shortest, in the number of words, complete English sentence that directly answers your question.
- The alphabet got it’s name from the first two letters of the greek alphabet, Alpha and Beta.
- There are 2 billion words in the English language. You only know around 50 thousand of them.
- Titin is the largest known protein. It holds the record of the longest word and consists of 189,891 letters and takes approximately 3.5 hours to pronounce it.
- ‘Drunk’ has the most number of synonyms that is, 2000 synonyms.
- ‘Who’ is the oldest english word.
- ‘The’, ‘Be’, ‘To’, ‘Of’, ‘For’, make up 25% of the words you speak. Swears make up 3%.
- Most people believe that no word rhymes with ’orange’ but ‘sporange’ does.
- Italian banks accept parmesan cheese as collateral for loans.
- Buying or selling chewing gum is illegal in Singapore.
- Chad and Romania have identical flags just like Indonesia and Monaco.
- Every house in Bermuda produces it’s own water supply by using rain-catching roofs.
- Between Egypt and Sudan, there is a strip of land that neither country will claim. It is one of the unclaimed regions on Earth.
- Baharin’s government banned Google Earth because it allowed Baharaini citizens to see discrepancies between rich and poor areas.
- Norway has no minimum wage, but it’s McDonald workers make $16 – 24 per hour. (Thats 2.4 lakhs per month).
- In Switzerland it’s LEGAL to download copyrighted material.
- Netherlands is planning to construct glow in the dark road
- Apple sold 5,20,000 iPhones per day in 2013.
- iPad’s retina display is manufactured by Apple.
- Apple’s co-founder sold all his shares for $800. Today, they would have been worth $35 billion.
- Smoking near Apple computers voids the warranty.
- Apple headquarter employees earn an average of $125,000 per year.
- Apple earns more than $320,000 per minute.
- Everything you say to Siri is sent to Apple, analyzed and stored.
- There was a man in Japan who started waiting in line for the iPhone 6… 7 months in advance.
- If you had bought an iPhone in 1991, and built it part by part, it would have costed you $3.5 Million
- Apple has more operating cash… than the US Treasury
- The iPhone has higher sales than everything microsoft has to offer.
- Every Apple iPhone ad displays the time as 9:41 AM, the time Steve Jobs unveiled it in 2007.
- The creator of the iPod first offered the idea to Philips and RealNetworks, but they failed to see its potential.
- If you use iTunes, you have already agreed not to use Apple products to create nuclear weapons. (It is present in the terms & conditions).
- Samsung makesabout 30% of the A8 chips that go into Apple’s iPhone 6.\
- In the first quarter of 2014, Apple earned more than Google, Facebook, and Amazon combined.
- Apple is worth more than the whole Russian Stock Market.
- Apple’ iPhone consumes $0.25 worth of electricity per year if it’s fully charged once a day.
- You have a better chance of getting accepted to Harvard University than getting a job at the Apple Store.
- When the first prototype of the iPod was shown to Steve Jobs , he dropped it in an Aquarium and used the air bubbles coming out to prove it had empty spaces and it could be made smaller.
- The battery of an Apple MacBook could save you from a gunshot. It’s bulletproof.
- 60% of apps in the apple AppStore have never been downloaded.
- Siri was supposed to be for Android and Blackberry phones until Siri Inc. was bought by Apple back in April 2010.
- When Steve Jobs accused Bill Gates of stealing from Apple, Gates said, “I think it’s more like we both had this rich neighbour named Xerox and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found out that you had already stolen it.”
- When Apple began designating employee numbers, Steve Jobs was offended that Wozniak received #1 while he got #2. He believed he should be second to no one, so he took #0 instead.
- A rare Apple-1 computer built in Steve Jobs’ garage in the summer of 1976 was sold at an auction in 2014 for US$905,000.
- In 1986, Apple launched a clothing line.
- Jony Ive sticks to the same shirt every time.
- Apple made the first mass-market colour digital camera.
- The name iPod was inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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