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Most Expensive Piece Of Art Ever Created!!!


This piece of art, entitled “For the Love of God”, was created by Damien Hirst and will be on display at White Cube Mason’s Yard. It’s a skull made out of platinum, diamonds, and human teeth. The total thing has 8,601 diamonds and comes in at 1,106.18 carats. It’s the most expensive piece of art ever created, costing between $16 and $20 million to make, and $99 million to buy.

Who said Skulls are scary ??

The Difference Between Focusing On Problems And Focusing On Solutions

Case 1

When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that the pens wouldn’t work at zero gravity (ink won’t flow down to the writing surface). To solve this problem, it took them one decade and $12 million.

They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down, underwater, in practically any surface including crystal and in a temperature range from below freezing to over 300 degrees C. And what did the Russians do…??

They used a pencil…

Case 2

One of the most memorable case studies on Japanese management was the case of the empty soap box, which happened in one of Japan ‘s biggest cosmetics companies. The company received a complaint that a consumer had bought a soap box that was empty.

Immediately the authorities isolated the problem to the assembly line, which
transported all the packaged boxes of soap to the delivery department.

For some reason, one soap box went through the assembly line empty. Management asked its engineers to solve the problem. Post-haste, the engineers worked hard to devise an X-ray machine with high-resolution monitors manned by two people to watch all the soap boxes that passed  through the line to make sure they were not empty. No doubt, they worked hard and they worked fast but they spent a whoopee amount to do so.

But when a rank-and-file employee in a small company was posed with the same problem, he did not get into complications of X-rays, etc., but instead came out with another solution.

He bought a strong industrial electric fan and pointed it at the assembly line. He switched the fan on, and as each soap box passed the fan, it simply blew the empty boxes out of the line.


Always look for simple solutions. Devise the simplest possible solution that solves the problems :-)

World’s Oldest Mother

She was utterly determined to have a son. The fact that to do so would make 70-year-old Omkari Panwar the world’s oldest mother didn’t even cross her mind. Her resolve was matched by her husband Charan Singh Panwar, 77.

Grandmother Omkari Panwar has given birth to twins at the age of 70

Proud parents: Omkari Panwar, 70, with her husband Charan, 77

Omraki Panwar recovers in hospital after delivering her twin via Caesarean section

The world’s oldest mum, who gave birth to twins at 70 after IVF, proudly showed off her son, then admitted:

Now I’ve got another daughter to feed too. Omkari Panwar, and her husband Charan Singh Panwar, 77, underwent IVF all for the sake of producing a male heir to take over the family’s smallholdings. The elderly Indian couple, who already have two daughters in their thirties, and five grandchildren, are near destitute after mortgaging their land, selling their buffalo and taking out a loan for the £4,400 fertility treatment.

Omkari and her twins (a boy with white hat and a girl) on the day after they were discharged from hospital, Now the pensioner parents will rely on family handouts and the charity of fellow villagers to bring up the little boy they so wanted, and the little girl they didn’t.

But the Panwars, who live in a tiny community in Uttar Pradesh, North India, were delighted to finally see and hold their two babies, now weighing a healthy 4lbs, six weeks after they were born on June 27. ‘We have not been able to see or hold them all this time,” said frail Omkari.

“They had to stay in the hospital because they were so small.’We could not afford to stay there, so we had to leave them.’ And she added: ‘We paid all this money to the doctors for a son, but now we have the extra burden of another daughter as well.’

Boys are cherished in India because daughters are not allowed to inherit property but leave to marry and become part of their new husband’s family. The twins were born at 34 weeks by emergency caesarian section at a hospital in the nearest town of Muzaffarnagar. They weighed just 2lbs each and had to be rushed to the Jaswant Roy Speciality Hospital which has a neonatal intensive care unit.

The twins were born at 34 weeks by caesarian section and weighed just 2lb eachOmkari, who saw her babies just once, a week after their birth, said: ‘I could only just touch them lightly with my fingers. ‘They were so tiny, they would have fit into the palm of my hand.’ The Panwars had to scrape together a further £500 to pay for part of their children’s medical care and are now almost penniless.

Their little boy is now likely to take over a tiny piece of land with a large mortgage still to pay on it.But Charan insists the cost was worthwhile, after he became a laughing stock in his village because he had no son to carry on the family name. ‘I’ve finally got what I wanted and I can die a happy man now,’ said Charan.

‘My wife will look after the babies when I am gone, and after she dies my other daughters will care for them. ‘It will be an honour for them to raise their new brother. ‘Now my daughters will have a family home to return to on religious days and special occasions.’

It is tradition for sons to remain in the parental home with their wives. On festival days the daughters of the family come to visit with their own husbands and children. Villagers welcomed the jubilant pair back to the village, which lies 20km from Muzaffarnagar, with numerous gifts for the new babies. The twins will be named at a special Hindu ceremony next week when the whole community will celebrate their arrival into the world.

‘It is customary to name the babies after two weeks,” said Omkari, who does not have a birth certificate, but insists she is 70-years-old. ‘We have not seen the babies all this time, so we haven’t been able to hold the naming ceremony. ‘Now, we can arrange one, but cannot reveal their names until that day.’ Omkari suffered a personal heartbreak more than 40 years ago as a much younger woman, when she miscarried a baby boy.

‘For more than 40 years I have thought God did not think I was fit to produce a boy,’ she said. ‘But fate works in funny ways. It must have been meant to be that I waited all this time.’ The couple do not even understand the fertility procedures carried out to allow Omkari to give birth so long after going through the menopause.

It is likely donor eggs were used to allow her to carry a child, but the Panwars simply do not know what happened when they went to a fertility clinic in Meerut last year. Omkari, who remembers being nine when India gained independence in 1947, said: ‘We saw a doctor at the Baby Shastri Nursing Home and I was given treatment. ‘Later we were told I was carrying twins, a boy and a girl.’ Screening embryos to discover the sex of the baby is illegal in India, following the outlawing of female foeticide – the aborting of girls – more than 10 years ago.

The couple do not even know such medical techniques exist and they do not think anything was specifically done to ensure they would have a boy. ‘We just count ourselves blessed that we have a boy. We prayed for it to happen,’ said Charan. ‘We don’t know how. We’re just glad the doctor was right, and we do have a son.’

The world’s previous oldest mothers were Romanian Adriana Iliescu, who gave birth to a daughter, aged 66 and 320 days in May 2005, and Spanish woman Carmela Bousada, who was 66 and 358 days old when her twins were born in December 2006.

Omkari does not care that she has broken the world record and said: ‘If I am the world’s oldest mother it means nothing to me.’I just want to be with my new babies and care for them while I am still able.’

Scary Coincidence

Another coincidence like the Lincoln & Kennedy

This is actually really freaky!! (Mainly the end part, but read it all first)

1) New York City has 11 letters
2) Afghanistan has 11 letters.
3) Ramsin Yuseb (The terrorist who threatened to destroy the Twin Towers in 1993) has 11 letters.
4) George W Bush has 11 letters.

This could be a mere coincidence, but this gets more interesting:
1) New York is the 11th state.
2) The first plane crashing against the Twin Towers was flight number 11.
3) Flight 11 was carrying 92 passengers. 9 + 2 = 11
4) Flight 77 which also hit Twin Towers, was carrying 65 passengers. 6+5 = 11
5) The tragedy was on September 11, or 9/11 as it is now known. 9 + 1+ 1 = 11
6) The date is equal to the US emergency services telephone number 911. 9 +1 + 1 = 11

Sheer coincidence? Read on and make up your own mind:

1) The total number of victims inside all the hi-jacked planes was 254. 2 + 5 + 4 = 11.
2) September 11 is day number 254 of the calendar year. Again 2 + 5 + 4 = 11.
3) The Madrid bombing took place on 3/11/2004. 3 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 4 = 11.
4) The tragedy of Madrid happened 911 days after the Twin Towers incident.

Now this is where things get totally eerie:

The most recognized symbol for the US, after the Stars & Stripes, is the Eagle. The following verse is taken from the Quran, the Islamic holy book:

“For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced: for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah and there was peace.”
That verse is number 9.11 of the Quran.

Unconvinced about all of this still ..?

Try this and see how you feel afterwards, it made my hair stand on end:

Open Microsoft Word and do the following:

1. Type in capitals Q33 NY. This is the flight number of the first plane to hit one of the Twin Towers.

2. Highlight the Q33 NY.

3. Change the font size to 48.

4. Change the actual font to the WINGDINGS

What do you think now?!!

Unusual small business idea: tiny mobile post office

What can be better then having a business that brings joy to yourself and make your clients happy? The small business idea that I describe below is just perfect: catchy idea, low budget, interesting and unusual business!


The World’s Smallest Postal Service (WSPS) is a company founded by Lea Redmont.

She sets her tiny mobile post office in different cafes, restaurants and shops where clients and passers-by can write a small letter to their friends and relatives.

But this won’t be a simple note, Lea turns it into “world’s smallest letter”: it is transcribed on a miniature desk in the tiniest of script, sealed with a miniscule wax seal with the sender’s initial pressed into it, packaged up with a magnifying glass in a glassine envelope, and finished off with a large wax seal.

I’m sure recipients are always delighted to receive such a chef d’oeuvre!

What does your dream mean?

What does your dream mean? Do you know if your dream gave you a hint of a better or not so better tomorrow? Are you curious to know what did you see in your dream? If yes, find your dream below.

Dreaming of acorns predicts pleasant things & that much gain is to be expected.

For a woman to dream of eating acorns denotes that she will rise to a position of ease & pleasure.

To dream of shaking acorns from a tree means that you will rapidly attain your wishes in business or love.


In a dream the sight of a busy airport represents the desire for freedom and/or travel.

If the airport is empty and deserted your own travel plans will be changed or delayed.


If you see almonds in your dream you’ll have a temporary sorrow.

If you ate and enjoyed them, you’ll be lucky, but if they tasted bitter, you should delay any contemplated changes for as long as possible.


A favorable dream forecasting success, protection, happiness, and rewarding friendships.


To see a baby in your dream signifies innocence, warmth and new beginnings. A love affair may be blooming for you in your near future. You will also make new and fun friends.

If a woman dreams she is nursing a baby, she will be deceived by the one she trusts the most

Seeing balloons in your dream indicates a dashing of hope on any and all fronts, business or love, as well as a general falling off of all kinds of businesses you may be involved in.

If you are ascending in a balloon this is an omen of especially frustrating conditions in your life.


To dream of killing a bear foretells liberation from entanglements.


To dream of a clean, white bed denotes the end of worries.

If a woman dreams of making a bed, there will soon be a new lover in her life.


To dream of riding a bicycle uphill signifies bright prospects.

To dream of riding downhill calls for care – misfortune is near.


Flying birds are a sign of prosperity to the dreamer.


If you dream of death it’s a sign of a birth, if you dream of birth, it’s a sign of death.


To see a butterfly among flowers indicates prosperity.

To see butterflies flying around denotes news from absent friends by letter or from someone who has seen them.


To see candles burning with a clear and steady flame denotes the constancy of those around you and a well-grounded fortune.


Dreaming of a cat is a generally unfortunate omen and it shows treachery as well as a run of bad luck.

Cats attacking you represent enemies; if you succeed banishing them you will overcome great obstacles and rise in fortune and fame.


Seeing a crow in your dream means disappointment in everything, grief and misfortune.


To dream of a crown predicts a change in your life. The dreamer will travel a long distance from home & form new relationships.


If you dream of death it’s a sign of a birth, if you dream of birth, it’s a sign of death.


To dream that you are dancing means that some unexpected good fortune will come to you.


If you should dream of a deceased person and this person speaks only to you, pay close attention to what the spirit is telling you as it could be very important to you.

To dream of seeing a deceased person is normally a dream of warning, and it tells you that the influences around you at this time do not bode well for your affairs, and you should not enter into any binding contracts or verbal agreements.


To dream of owning diamonds is a very promising dream signifying great honor and recognition from high places.


To dream about a dog indicates great gain and constant friends.

To hear the barking of dogs foretells news of depressing nature. Difficulties are more likely to follow.


If you dream that a dragonfly lands on your body then you will have excellent news from someone far away from home.

If you see a dead dragonfly, then the news will be bad.

A dragonfly perched gracefully on some other object shows that you will soon be having guests that may be hard to get rid of.


If you dream that you are driving a vehicle it is a sign that you should be careful to take no chances with your money, such as gambling, in the next two weeks or so.

If someone else is doing the driving you will find yourself in luck, money wise.


To dream of a smiling face signifies pleasant new friends, experiences, and/or financial gains.

To dream of unpleasant or grotesque (unless amusingly so) faces portend loss.

To dream you are washing your face denotes a necessity to atone for some past indiscretion; better make amends!

To see the faces of strangers signifies an approaching change of residence.


To dream of falling indicates a loss of emotional equilibrium or self-control. It may represent your insecurity, a lack of self-confidence, a fear of failure or an inability to cope with a situation.

If you fall a long distance in your dream and get hurt, be prepared for really hard times ahead; but if you fall and are not injured your upsets will be minor and temporary.


To dream that you are confronted or threatened by a gang signifies circumstances or situations in your waking life which are overwhelming and you feel have ganged up on you.


To see a vegetable garden in your dream symbolizes increased prosperity will come your way through diligence and care. It also suggests of stability and inner growth.

To see a flower garden in your dream foretells of tranquility, comfort, true love and happy home in your future.

To see a sparse, weed-infested garden denotes that you have neglected your spiritual needs.


To dream of gloves means that you will have a lawsuit or business troubles, but you will settle them in a manner that satisfies you.

To find a pair of gloves denotes a marriage or new love affair.


Dreaming about hair means that you are careless in your personal affairs and will lose advancement by neglecting mental application.


For a woman to dream of going to a hairdresser shows she will soon be entangled in some family scandal concerning the morals of a member of her family. Should she have her hair dyed, she will narrowly escape imprisonment.

For a man to dream of a hairdresser will presage much gossip or a need to dominate a beautiful woman.


If you dream of eating ham then you will lose something that means a lot to you.


To dream of eating honey foretells that you will attain wealth and love.


Sitting on ice in your dreams is a dream of the contrary.


Eating, making, selling or serving ice cream suggests that you are feeling contentment and satisfaction in your life.


To dream that your lover is in jail signifies that this lover is deceitful and untrustworthy.

To dream that you are in jail signifies your feelings of confinement and suffocation.


If you dream of eating jam you will suffer embarrassment at the hands of a woman through no fault of your own.


Seeing a kangaroo in your dreams foretells unexpected and exciting trips.


To dream of keys denotes unexpected change. If the keys are lost, unpleasant adventures will affect you. To find keys means domestic peace and success in business.


If you dreamed of killing someone, whether intentionally or by accident, it signifies a period of severe emotional stress during which you must make a heroic effort to control your temper.


To dream of receiving a letter from a friend foretells their arrival or that you will hear from them soon.


A light shining out of the dark, or a flashlight beam, shows that you will finally find the truth in a situation or the answer to a personal problem that you have been
searching for. If the light is dim, you will only find part of the solution.


Any form of magic in a dream predicts unexpected changes.

To dream of being mystified and/or amused by a magician indicates a reunion with a long-lost friend or the rekindling of a past love affair.


Dreaming of a marriage, or a wedding, is the sign of a death in the family. If the marriage was between strangers, then the death pertains to a not too close acquaintance or friend.


Dreaming of mice foretells domestic troubles or that business affairs will assume a discouraging tone.

If you dream of a mouse jumping on you or getting in your clothing, then you will be involved in a scandal with a friend.


To dream of a monkey denotes that you have deceitful friends who will flatter you to advance their own interests.


A dream featuring the neck is a sign of approaching money, unless the dream concerned a broken neck, in which case it is a warning against mismanagement of your affairs.


If you dream of losing a necklace you will soon be suffering bereavement of a loved one.

If you dream your loved one places a necklace around your neck or that you are wearing one, it shows an early marriage and a happy domestic life.


To find a needle predicts that you will have friends who appreciate you.

To look for a needle foretells useless worries.


To dream of an old, spreading oak means long life and prosperity. If it is filled with acorns you are due a promotion or some type of increase in your life.

If a newlywed sees many oak trees in a forest it foretells a long marriage and many children.


If you dream you are standing on shore and watching the waves foam up as they break over the beach foretells that you will have some narrow escape from an accidental injury.

If you are far out on the ocean and hear the waves as they lap against the hull of the ship, you will have setbacks in your business and a troubled domestic scene.

To sail on a calm ocean is always a good omen for all concerned.


To dream of an owl denotes a narrow escape from desperate illness or death.


To dream of a raccoon warns you to be on your guard.. To see a raccoon in your dream shows that people are presenting false faces to you in your everyday life.

To be chased by a raccoon shows that a person you thought a friend has turned on you and now works behind your back for your downfall.


Take this dream as a warning. Take precautions, protect yourself emotionally and physically and don’t engage in careless behaviors.


If a woman dreams of receiving a rose and places it in her hair then will she be deceived by someone thought of as a good friend.

If she receives a bouquet of roses in the Springtime she will find true love but if it is winter her search will be fruitless.

To see a rose bush in full foliage denotes a wedding in the family.


Dream of running: a sign of a big change in your life.


To see a lone snake and feel threatened by it shows that you have a bad enemy that is working against you, it also a warning against bodily harm from an enemy.

To dream of many snakes in a pit is the foreboding of much bad luck in love or business.

Should you overcome and kill a threatening snake in your dream shows that you will overcome your adversary and win out.


All spiders except tarantulas are omens of good luck. The larger the spider, the bigger the rewards.

If you see a spider climbing the wall you will have your dearest wish come true.

If you see a spider spinning a web you will have an increase in your income due to hard work.


If you dream you are a tattoo artist and you are tattooing someone’s body you will soon break with friends or family over strange practices.

If you dream you are the one being tattooed you will become the target for a strangers jealousy but if you see someone else with tattoos then you will take a long, hard journey from home.


To dream that you are thirsty for tea means that you will be surprised with uninvited guests.


If you dream of having false teeth this indicates that you will have unexpected help on a problem.

To dream of rotten teeth shows that you have been telling someone a lie or using your smooth words for getting your own way.

If your teeth are rotten, crooked, and/or falling out this means that your lies are hurting someone very badly and that you will soon be found out.

If you dream you have swallowed a tooth you will soon have too ‘eat your words’


Carrying a closed umbrella in the rain is highly unfortunate for the dreamer and his business plans.

To dream of carrying an open umbrella in the rain is a very fortunate sign that speaks of good luck in most endeavors.

A leaky umbrella denotes quarrels with loved ones.


Dreaming of clear water is a sign of great good luck and prosperity, a dream of muddy water foretells sadness or sorry for the dreamer through hearing of an illness or death of someone he/she knows well.

Dirty water warns of unscrupulous people who would bring you to ruin.


To dream of yarn shows you will soon become the wife of a wealthy man.

The Swimming Oranges and the Floating Bananas

The last day of Chinese New Year (its called Chap Goh Meh in Hokkien – a Chinese dialect) is also known as the Chinese Valentine’s Day. For most Malaysian Chinese, they knew well of this certain ritual that happens every year on this day. Originated from Penang, Malaysia, this interesting ritual involves tossing tangerine/mandarin oranges or bananas by the singles into the pond or sea or river or any place with water in hope that their future partner will pick up their fruits.

And this year in Malaysia, it was the most happening event for the single men and women in more than 3 places in the state of Selangor itself.
Yes, they literally throw the tangerines and bananas into the pond. Like this:


How does it work, you may wonder. nst-2

Well, its pretty simple actually, single women writes their names, phone numbers and some messages on tangerine oranges while the men does the same on bananas. Some women will write names and phone numbers while the more expressive ones will write messages, draw cute smileys or perhaps even their star sign.Men are probably more straight-to-the-point, minus the mushy messages.“See you”? Maybe on the other side is “I hope you will find me”.


So after the writing and tossing, the fruit fishing starts! And boy, they are so well prepared! Some brought long poles with net to fish out the fruits! Some of them brought a small note book or phones so they could fish out a few oranges or bananas and jot down the necessary details on it. Then they toss the fruits back to the pond! How clever.

Miniatur Wunderland

Part of the Miniatur Wunderland is pictured here




A pair of twin brothers, Gerrit Braun and Frederik Braun, have spent nine years painstakingly putting together the world’s biggest train set in Hamburg, Germany – it spans an astonishing 1,150sqm and has almost six miles of track.

The mammoth set features detailed models of some of the world’s most famous landmarks, from the mountains of Switzerland to the hotels and casinos of Las Vegas. The ‘Miniatur Wunderland’ has six regions including America, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Germany and the Austrian Alps.

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