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Don’t worry about typo’s

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid! Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.

The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? Yaeh, and I awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt.

Being annoyed on a flight?

If you are sitting next to someone who irritates you on a plane – and let’s be honest, we’ve all been there…… we’ve all had a jerk beside us on the plane that we wish we could shut-up…

well here’s how to do it… [make sure to hit the link last]

1. Quietly and calmly open up your laptop case
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2. Remove your laptop
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3. Boot it up
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4. Make sure the guy who won’t leave you alone can see the screen
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5. Open this message
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6. Close your eyes and tilt your head up to the sky
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7. Then hit this link: Here

Transparent public toilet in Basel, Switzerland

This toilet, called “Don’t Miss a Sec,” first shown in December 2003 by conceptual artist Monica Bonvicini, was immediately called “Loo with a View” by the press.

The photos show this transparent glass toilet at the Messeplatz in Basel, Switzerland at a major exhibition centre, were the largest exhibitions about watches & jewelry called ‘Basel World’ and the ‘Art’ (one of the biggest art exhibitions worldwide) take place.

From the outside looking in, it appears to be nothing more than a monolith made of mirrors; from the inside looking out, it’s a fully transparent 360-degree window on the world.
Although the stainless steel potty within the glass cube is fully functional, it’s still more a work of art than what you’d call an ‘official’ public toilet.

Nobody can see you during daytime, but what at night when the mirror is one-way in the other direction? People could also coming up to the wall and cupping their hands between their eyes and the glass, and then see quite alot of the action going on inside the toilet…

The “Don’t Miss a Sec” toilet originally stood on a bustling construction site facing the Tate Britain Museum in London.

Monica Bonvicini was born 1965 in Venice, Italy. The artist lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Los Angeles, USA.

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Hidden Symbols

I am not sure how many of you have noticed a hidden symbol in the Federal Express logo:

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Yeah, I am talking about the ‘arrow’ that you can see between the E and the x in this logo. The arrow was introduced to underscore speed and precision, which are part of the positioning of the company.

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The SUN Microsystems logo is a wonderful example of symmetry and order. It was a brilliant observation that the letters u and n while arranged adjacent to each other look a lot like the letter S in a perpendicular direction. Spectacular.

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The above logo is for an editing studio. I like the way the logo attempts to convey what they do.

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The above are two magazines from the Readers Digest stable. Again, the attempt to communicate what it is about quite figuratively through the logo catches my attention.

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I liked this logo of a hair stylist for the cheeky humour it brings to the (dressing) table.

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This was a logo created for a puzzle game called Cluenatic. This game involves unravelling four clues. The logo has the letters C, L, U and E arranged as a maze. and from a distance, the logo looks like a key.

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This logo is too good. For the name Eight, they have used a font in which each letter is a minor adaptation of the number 8.

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Eighty-20 is a small consulting company which does sophisticated financial modeling, as well as some solid database work. All their work is highly quantitative and relies on some serious computational power, and the logo is meant to convey it.

People first guess that 20% of the squares are darkened, but that turns out to be false after counting them. The trick is to view the dark squares as 1’s and the light squares as 0’s. Then the top line reads 1010000 and the bottom line reads 0010100, which represent 80 and 20 in binary.

Kinda like the surreal green screen of The Matrix, they want us to read stuff in binary

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This was a logo designed in-house for some internal event at IBM. I like that they are quite relaxed about the logo, unlike certain other companies who do not like the logo to be tampered with in any way even for internal promotions.

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You might think the arrow does nothing here. But it says that amazon.com has everything from a to z and it also represents the smile brought to the customer’s face. Wow, that is quite deep.

Interesting Facts

A zebra is white with black stripes.

All the planets in our solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

Hummingbirds are the only animal that can also fly backwards.


Insects do not make noises with their voices. The noise of bees, mosquitoes and other buzzing insects is caused by rapidly moving their wings.

The cockroach is the fastest animal on 6 legs covering a meter a second.

The word “listen ” contains the same letters as the word “silent”.

The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it’s head are the rabbit and the parrot.

A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

India invented the Number System . Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.

The whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.

A hippopotamus can run faster than a man.

India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.

‘Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia’ is the fear of long words.

Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school.

Phobatrivaphobia is a fear of trivia about phobias !!

It is impossible to lick your elbow. ( We know you gonna try this !!! )

A snail can sleep for 3 years. ( wow, lucky chap he ? )

The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start

In 1883 the explosion of the volcano Krakatoa put so much dust into the earth’s atmosphere that sunsets appeared green and the moon appeared blue around the world for almost two years.

“Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

Twenty-Four-Karat Gold is not pure gold since there is a small amount of copper in it. Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.

Electricity doesn’t move through a wire but through a field around the wire.

Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru (Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Say no evil ).

55 per cent of people yawn within 5 minutes of seeing someone else yawn. Reading about yawning makes most people yawn. Hello, zzzzz zzzz ?

Cool Inventions

CUP & COOKIES

Smart cup in which you can put 2-3 of your favourite cookies. You don’t need extra plates. It’s made for right handed and left handed.
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But I wonder how one can prevent biscuits from falling down when sipping the tea. lol

BANANA GUARD – Protect Your Banana!
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Are you fed up with bringing bananas to work or school only to find them bruised and squashed? Banana Guard allows you to safely transport and storage individual bananas letting you enjoy perfect bananas anytime, anywhere.

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LOCK-CUP
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Lock Cup – Anti-Theft Coffee Cup. Are you tired of others stealing your coffee cup? Well now there’s a solution. The Lock – Cup has a hole which prevents most people from using it. Only the owner of the cup can use his/hers shaped key to close the hole.

PENGUIN TEA TIMER
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Making tea, though easy to do, is also time consuming. Once you pour the hot water into the cup, you must patiently hover over it, waiting for the tea to steep. Well, the Penguin Tea Timer happily does the waiting for you.
Place your tea cup under the beak and set it to the desired time. As you turn the timer dial, the beak lowers the tea into the hot water. When time is up, a bell sounds and the penguin automatically lifts his beak, removing the tea bag from the water.

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TRANSPARENT TOASTER
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You love toast, but you always burn it? Than, this invention us for you.
This transparent toaster allows you to see the bread while it is toasting so you just have to take it out when the colour is right. This idea is based on a transparent heating glass technology.

BUTTER CUTTER
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One Click Butter Cutter controls your portion as an important part of staying healthy. This ingenious butter cutter delivers one standard pat with each click of the handle.

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GIANT REMOTE

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Never lose your remote again!
With giant buttons, this extra-large remote is easy to use and impossible to lose. It’s a 6-in-1 remote so you can use it to control your TV, VCR, DVD player, satellite, cable and auxiliary A/V device. It even features glow-in-the-dark buttons, so you can easily find the remote in the dark.

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DAYCLOCK
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What day is today? You don’t know? Then you need a DayClock. It’s uniquely designed to keep track of weekly events like your golf day, card night, movie night, and so much more. It’s ideal for vacations and cruises when it’s easy to lose track of the day.

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CRIME SCENE TOWEL
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Chalk outline crime scene beach towel – be the coolest person on the beach!

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LASER SCISSORS
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Laser ScissorsCutting a straight line has never been easier. Just aim the pin-point laser and follow the line. The scissor blades are stainless steel and cut very clean with a micro serrated edge.

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TOILET SEAT LIFTER
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‘Who left the Toilet Seat up?’ The PeaceMaker will end the battle of the toilet seat. Merely step on the pedal to activate the lifting mechanism. When finished, remove your foot from the pedal and the seat gently comes to a rest where it started.

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ILUMINATING CAR SLIPPERS
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Do you get up at night to drink water, go to the toilet…Do you wish you could see in the dark? Remarkably bright LED lights are triggered by your footsteps and light up the floor 30 feet in front of you; ultra-soft plush style are extra comfortable and cozy warm.

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“THE THING” – INFANT PILLOW
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The Zaky is an ergonomic infant pillow designed by a mom to mimic the size, weight, touch, and feel of her hand and forearm to help her baby with comfort, support, protection, and development. The Zaky can help calm your baby and help your baby sleep better through the night.

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TRAVELER’S PHRASE BOOK T-SHIRT
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If you are traveling a lot and don’t always know the language of the country you are visiting, then this T-shirt is for you. It has a phrase book printed on it so just point a finger at the pictogram you need and then point it twice at the question mark, which means, “Where is it?” and in no time you have found what you were looking for… or not.

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MODERN LADDER
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Realy cool modern ladder.

LATEST DESIGN WAITER/WAITRESS TRAYS
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Anatomic tray, for waiters. No more dropping trays. We just don’t know is it comfortable.


WHEEL-MOVING BENCH
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Whether you want to sit on the sun or in the shade, near the river or under the tree… now you have your movable bench, to sit wherever you like.

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