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Compliment Machine On The Streets In Washington D.C. USA

You’re having a bad day. Your car wouldn’t start, so you got to work an hour late. Shortly after your arrival, you promptly spilled your caramel latte all over your new shirt. And by the way? It looks like your water-cooler nemesis got the promotion you were after.

Just when it seems like nothing can salvage this torrentially awful day, you’re walking down the street and hear someone say, “Hey, nice shoes!” Suddenly, all is right with the world.

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Your savior isn’t some random fashionista — it’s actually the brand-new “Compliment Machine,” created as a public work of art by artist Tom Greaves. The machine is nothing more than an iPod Nano in a large red-and-white striped box that’s been hooked up to speakers at a busy intersection in Washington, D.C. Greaves loaded up the iPod with more than 150 random compliments, and every time someone passes by, they get a pleasant surprise.

Initially, Greaves considered recording some darker quotes to go along with the sweet ones. But he had a change of heart: “Why not make it completely positive? Everyone deserves to have a compliment paid to them,” he told The Washington Post.

Even the shady politicos and other black-hearted folks on the D.C. streets could learn a thing or two from the Compliment Machine, said Greaves. “Maybe if the compliment doesn’t apply to them, they’ll want to change that.”

Common Things – Unknown Facts

1. Coca-Cola was originally green.
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2. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
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3. The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.
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4. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
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5. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States .
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6. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters
only on one row of the keyboard.
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7. Women blink nearly twice as much as men!
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8. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath..
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9. It is impossible to lick your elbow.
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10. People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because when you
Sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.
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11. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
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12. The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the
toughest tongue twister in the English language.
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13. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try toSuppress a sneeze; you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck
and die.
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14. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from History.

“Spades” – King David; “Clubs” – Alexander the Great;” Hearts” – Charlemagne; “Diamonds” – Julius Caesar.
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15. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
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16. If a statue of a warrior on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.

If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle.

If the horse has a all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural
causes.
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17 What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and
laser printers all have in common?
Ans. – All invented by women.
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18. Honey – This is the only food that doesn’t spoil.
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19. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
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20. A snail can sleep for three years.
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21. All polar bears are left handed.
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22. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive
from each salad served in first-class.
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23. Butterflies taste with their feet.
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24. Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.
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25. In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
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26. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
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27. Shakespeare invented the word ‘assassination’ and ‘bump’.
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28. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
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29. The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
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30. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
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31. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the
body to squirt blood 30 feet.
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32. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over
million descendants.
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33. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in
your ear by 700 times.
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34. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
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35. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
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36. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different
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37. And finally 99% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow and will search for the letters TYPEWRITER in the keyboard

Funny Insults!

1. Any similarity between you and a human is purely coincidental!

2. Are you always so stupid or is today a special occasion?

3. As an outsider, what do you think of the human race?

4. I’d like to kick you in the teeth, but why should I improve your
looks?

5. At least there’s one thing good about your body. It isn’t as ugly as
your face!

6. Brains aren’t everything. In fact, in your case they’re nothing

7. Careful now, don’t let your brains go to your head!

8. I like you. People say I’ve no taste, but I like you.

9. Did your parents ever ask you to run away from home?

10. If I had a face like yours. I’d sue my parents!

11. Don’t feel bad. A lot of people have no talent!

12. Don’t get insulted, but is your job devoted to spreading ignorance?

13. Keep talking, someday you’ll say something intelligent!

14. Don’t you love nature, despite what it did to you?

15. Don’t think, it may sprain your brain!

16. Fellows like you don’t grow from trees; they swing from them.

17. He has a mechanical mind. Too bad he forgot to wind it up this
morning.

18. He has a mind like a steel trap-always closed!

19. You are a man of the world-and you know what sad shape the world is
in.

20. He is always lost in thought-it’s unfamiliar territory.

21. He is dark and handsome. When it’s dark, he’s handsome.

22. He is known as a miracle comic. if he’s funny, it’s a miracle!

23. He is listed in Who’s Who as What’s That?

24. He is living proof that man can live without a brain!

25. He is so short, when it rains he is always the last one to know.

26. He is the kind of a man that you would use as a blueprint to build
an idiot.

27. How come you’re here? I thought the zoo is closed at night!

28. How did you get here? Did someone leave your cage open?

29. How much refund do you expect on your head now that it’s empty.

30. How would you like to feel the way you look?

31. Hi! I’m a human being! What are you?

32. I can’t talk to you right now; tell me, where will you be in the
next 10 years?

33. I don’t want you to turn the other cheek; it’s just as ugly.

34. I don’t know who you are, but whatever you are, I’m sure everyone
will agree with me.

35. I don’t know what makes you so stupid, but it really works.

36. I could make a monkey out of you, but why should I take all the
credit?

37. I can’t seem to remember your name, and please don’t help me!

38. I don’t even like the people you’re trying to imitate, if you are
at all.

39. I know you were born silly, but why did you have a relapse?

40. I know you’re a self-made man. It’s nice of you to take the blame!

41. I know you’re not as stupid as you look. Nobody could be!

42. I’ve seen people like you, but I had to pay admission!

43. Why are you so stupid today? Anyway, I think that’s very typical of
you.

44. Do u practice being this ugly?

Value of Time

To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.

To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a pre-mature baby.

To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of ONE DAY, ask a daily wage laborer with kids to feed.

To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.

To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.

To realize the value of ONE MILLI-SECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time.

And remember that time waits for no one.
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That’s why it’s called the present!

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.

Moral

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

Unusual business idea on Portuguese travel market

As we all know more then 80% of information we receive through the eyes. If due to some reasons this channel is closed, then other organs of sense become much more sensible. We try to form a true notion of the world by using sense of touch, smell, hearing and taste. This well-known physiological fact was used to create a very special tourism product – sensorial walking tours in Lisbon, Portugal.

The tour presented by local travel agency Cabracega is called Sensorial Lisbon. Tourists get blindfolded and blind guides take them for a walk to Alfama district – the ancient part of the city. During the tour guide tells a story about Lisbon’s history and tourists carefully follow their feelings: catch the smell of fried sardines from street cafes, touch hot stone walls of ancient houses, taste local specialities in restaurant, lend an ear to a mysterious sounds of national song – fado etc.

Tour costs 120 EUR for 1.5 hour and you should order it in advance as groups are rather small – up to 10 persons. The idea is so innovative and tempting that these tours gained popularity not only among tourists, but also among local citizens. People enjoy unknown feelings and travel agency’s owners – growing profits!

Have You Seen Day And Night At Single Time?

THIS PHOTO IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. BE SURE TO READ THE TEXT BELOW TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT YOU ARE VIEWING. IT IS HISTORIC TOO AS THIS IS THE LAST MISSION FOR COLUMBIA ..

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The photograph attached was taken by the crew on board the Columbia during its last mission, on a cloudless day.
The picture is of Europe and Africa when the sun is setting.
Half of the picture is in night. The bright dots you see are the cities’ lights.

The top part of Africa is the Sahara Desert .

Note that the lights are already on in Holland , Paris , and Barcelona,
and that’s it’s still daylight in Dublin , London , Lisbon , and Madrid .

The sun is still shining on the Strait of Gibraltar . The Mediterranean Sea is already in darkness.

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean you can see the Azores Islands;
below them to the right are the Madeira Islands ; a bit below are the
Canary Islands; and further South, close to the farthest western point of Africa , are the Cape Verde Islands.

Note that the Sahara is huge and can be seen clearly both during
day time and night time.

To the left, on top, is Greenland , totally frozen.

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