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Try these Brain Teasers out !

1. There is one word in the English language that is alway pronounced
incorrectly. What is it?

2. A man gave one son 10 cents and another son was given 15 cents. What time is it?

3. A boat has a ladder that has six rungs, each rung is one foot apart.
The bottom rung is one foot from the water. The tide rises at 12 inches every 15 minutes. High tide peaks in one hour. When the tide is at it’s highest, how many rungs are under water?

4. There is a house with four walls. Each wall faces south. There is a
window in each wall. A bear walks by one of the windows. What color is the bear?

5. Is half of two plus two equal to two or three?

6. There is a room. The shutters are blowing in. There is broken glass on the floor. There is water on the floor. You find Sloppy dead on the floor. Who is Sloppy? How did Sloppy die?

7. How much dirt would be in a hole 6 feet deep and 6 feet wide that has been dug with a square edged shovel?

8. If I were in Hawaii and dropped a bowling ball in a bucket of water
which is 45 degrees F, and dropped another ball of the same weight, mass, and size in a bucket at 30 degrees F, both of them at the same time, which ball would hit the bottom of the bucket first? Same question, but the location is in Canada ?

9. What is th e significance of the following: The year is 1978,
thirty-four minutes past noon on May 6th.

10. If a farmer has 5 haystacks in one field and 4 haystacks in the other field, how many haystacks would he have if he combined them all in the center field?

11. What is it that goes up and goes down but does not move?

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1. The word “incorrectly. ”

2. 1:45. The man gave away a total of 25 cents. He divided it between two people. Therefore, he gave a quarter to two.

3. None, the boat rises with the tide. Googly 😉

4. White. If all the walls face south, the house is at the North pole, and the bear, therefore, is a polar bear.

5. Three. Well, it seems that it could almost be either, but if you follow
the mathematical orders of operation, division is performed before
addition. So… half of two is one. Then add two, and the answer is three.

6. Sloppy is a (gold)fish. The wind blew the shutters in, which knocked
his goldfish-bowl off the table, and it broke, killing him.

7. None. No matter how big a hole is, it’s still a hole: the absence of dirt.

8. Both questions, same answer: the ball in the bucket of 45 degree F
water hits the bottom of the bucket last. Did you think that the water in the 30 degree F bucket is frozen? Think again. The question said nothing about that bucket having anything in it. Therefore, there is no water (or ice) to slow the ball down…

9. The time and month/date/year American style calendar are 12:34, 5/6/78.

10. One. If he combines all of his haystacks, they all become one big stack.

11. The temperature.

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.’

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!

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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!

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:

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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”.

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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

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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.

Car with Allergy to Vanilla Ice Cream ?

Never underestimate your Clients’ Complaint, no matter how funny it might seem!

This is a real story that happened between the customer of General Motors and its Customer-Care Executive. Pls read on…..

A complaint was received by the Pontiac Division of General Motors:

‘This is the second time I have written to you, and I don’t blame you for not answering me, because I sounded crazy, but it is a fact that we have a tradition in our family of Ice-Cream for dessert after dinner each night, but the kind of ice cream varies so, every night, after we’ve eaten, the whole family votes on which kind of ice cream we should have and I drive down to the store to get it. It’s also a fact that I recently purchased a new Pontiac and since then my trips to the store have created a problem…..

You see, every time I buy a vanilla ice-cream, when I start back from the store my car won’t start. If I get any other kind of ice cream, the
car starts just fine. I want you to know I’m serious about this question, no matter how silly it sounds “What is there about a Pontiac that makes it not start when I get vanilla ice cream, and easy to start whenever I get any other kind?” The Pontiac President was understandably skeptical about the letter, but sent an Engineer to check it out anyway.

The latter was surprised to be greeted by a successful, obviously well educated man in a fine neighborhood. He had arranged to meet the man just after dinner time, so the two hopped into the car and drove to the ice cream store. It was vanilla ice cream that night and, sure enough, after they came back to the car, it wouldn’t start.

The Engineer returned for three more nights. The first night, they got chocolate. The car started. The second night, he got strawberry. The
car started. The third night he ordered vanilla. The car failed to start.

Now the engineer, being a logical man, refused to believe that this man’s car was allergic to vanilla ice cream. He arranged, therefore, to
continue his visits for as long as it took to solve the problem. And toward this end he began to take notes: He jotted down all sorts of data:time of day, type of gas uses, time to drive back and forth etc.

In a short time, he had a clue: the man took less time to buy vanilla than any other flavor. Why? The answer was in the layout of the store.Vanilla, being the most popular flavor, was in a separate case at the front of the store for quick pickup. All the other flavors were kept in the back of the store at a different counter where it took considerably longer to check out the flavor.

Now, the question for the Engineer was why the car wouldn’t start when it took less time. Eureka – Time was now the problem – not the vanilla ice cream!!!! The engineer quickly came up with the answer: “vapor lock”.

It was happening every night; but the extra time taken to get the other flavors allowed the engine to cool down sufficiently to start. When the man got vanilla, the engine was still too hot for the vapor lock to dissipate.

Even crazy looking problems are sometimes real and all problems seem to be simple only when we find the solution, with cool thinking.

World’s Easiest Quiz

1. How long did the Hundred Years’ War last?

2. Which country makes Panama hats?

3. From which animal do we get cat gut?

4. In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

5. What is a camel’s hair brush made of?

6. The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?

7. What was King George VI’s first name?

8. What color is a purple finch?

9. Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

10. What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?

Remember, you need 4 correct answers to pass.

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ANSWERS TO THE QUIZ

1. How long did the Hundred Years War last? 116 years

2. Which country makes Panama hats? Ecuador

3. From which animal do we get cat gut? Sheep and Horses

4. In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? November

5. What is a camel’s hair brush made of? Squirrel fur

6. The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal? Dogs

7. What was King George VI’s first name? Albert

8. What color is a purple finch? Crimson

9. Where are Chinese gooseberries from? New Zealand

10. What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane? Orange

Top 10 Most Unusual College Degrees

1. Master Ranching – Showing up to college wearing spurs and riding a horse probably isn’t the best idea, unless you go to Texas A&M-Kingsville;’s Institute for Ranch Management. The university is offering the first ever master degree program for ranchers. What was once a profession passed on from generation to generation is now getting sophisticated enough that it may actually require an MBA. Go figure. Graduates can expect salaries in the $50,000-$75,000 range.

2. Astrobiology – ET phone home. The University of Glamorgan in the UK offers a degree in Astrobiology, which is the search for life beyond earth. So if hunting for alien life is your thing consider a career in Astrobiology.

3. Retail Floristry – I bet you never thought working at your local flower shop required a college degree. Well, it probably doesn’t, but that doesn’t mean you can’t major in Retail Floristry anyway. Career opportunities are a step above working the cash register and include wholesaling, special event designing, and display gardening. This program is offered through Mississippi State University and graduates can expect a 90% job placement rate.

4. Professional Nanny – Sullivan University in Louisville Kentucky offers a professional nanny program, which prepares graduates to work in private residences, day care centers, children’s hospitals, and country clubs. This is a perfect career for those girls who grew up babysitting all the neighborhood kids that now want to make more than $2 per hour.

5. Sports Ministry – Graduates from this program are prepared for positions in non-profit organizations seeking to use sports as an avenue for teaching religion. This program is offered through Campbellsville University in Campbellsville Kentucky.

6. Adventure Recreation – Do you like snowboarding, scuba diving, ice climbing, or whitewater rafting? If you answered yes, perhaps you should consider doing what you love for a job and start by making it your college major. Green Mountain College in Vermont is offering major and minor programs in Adventure Recreation, which aims to place graduates in a variety of outdoor recreation careers such as those listed above.

7. Golf & Sports Turf Management – Just because you were never good at football doesn’t mean you can’t make it your job. Only you’ll be repairing the grass they tear apart every week. The course curriculum offered by Mississippi Sate University will prepare you for a career as a golf superintendent or a sports turf manager at city, school, and professional sports arenas. Graduates in this field also enjoy a 90% job placement rate.

8. Comedy: Writing and Performance – Here’s a degree program that actually requires “ a great sense of humor” as an admission requirement. Humber College in Canada offers this program to help naturally talented students hone their craft and learn the commercial side of the business. Students learn stand-up, improv, scriptwriting, and sketch comedy.

9. Organic Agriculture – Organic foods make up more than 2.5% of all food and drink sales nationwide and have been increasing by 20% per year since 1990. This makes organic farming an attractive career opportunity. This is the first organic agriculture major in the nation and is offered through Washington State University.

10. Fishing Sciences and Management – This masters program is offered by Colorado State University and focuses on fish populations for recreational and commercial fishing purposes to ensure adequate conservation and utilization. If nothing else the courses on fish psychology should at the very least help you catch more fish.

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