After The Crisis part 2

After The Crisis part 1

Some People Look Alot Like Their Dogs

Ludicrously Expensive Celebrity Homes

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson: Neverland Ranch has got to be one of the most famous properties out there. Michael Jackson doesn’t own it any more, of course, not since the foreclosure. But this longtime haven of his is sure to fetch a pretty penny when it goes to auction in mid-May. Supposedly there’s $46 million in escrow right now as one of the bids. There’s no telling which celebrity with buku bucks might want to pay for this infamous property.

Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes

Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes: This couple loves collecting expensive homes so that they can have a few nice places to choose from when trying to escape the press. They own a 6-bedroom home in London that cost nearly $5 million and includes a greenhouse and a sports pavilion. They also have a nice home in Telluride, Colorado. But the real attention-getter is the $35 million home in Beverly Hills. Of course, now that we have seen what Cruise is really like we care less about Cruise’s wealth and look forward to his next video interview.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger: The bodybuilding actor who governs California is currently living in a ‘temporary’ home in Brentwood that cost him over $11 million. It’s 13,000 square feet in size and includes a screening room, a gourmet kitchen and a gym. Of course, the governor also has to spend a lot of time in the state capital for work; he doesn’t own a home there but reportedly pays $65,000 per year for a hotel suite.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump: Is it any wonder that a man famous primarily for being rich is the owner of a mansion that is one of the most expensive in the world? It’s located in Palm Beach, Florida and is on the market for $125 million. This 62,000 square foot behemoth has a library, home theater, wine cellar, fitness studio, 7 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms and a 100 foot long swimming pool. In other words: not subprime.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates: The Washington state property of tech genius Bill Gates was worth over $135 million at the last estimate back in 2005. Property taxes alone cost him over $1 million annually. The multi-million dollar home includes an underwater music system and a personal shower room for the pool. It’s been the site of numerous gatherings for influential people in the tech industry and the U.S. government.

Little Spice for your brain

Early to bed early to rise makes people suspicious.

If practice makes man perfect, nobody is perfect, why practice?

If quitters never win and winners never quit, what fool came up with," Quit while you are ahead"?

How is it possible to have a civil war?

Junk is something you have kept for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.

Diplomacy is an art of saying "Nice Doggie!" till you can find a rock.

If man evolved from monkey and apes, why do we still have monkey and apes?

What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

If you got into a taxi and the driver started driving backward, would the taxi driver end up owing you money?

If all the nations in the world are in debt, where did all the money go?

Why is a carrot more orange than an orange?

If olive oil comes from olive, where does baby oil come from?

How do you get off of a non stop flight?

Why the third hand on a watch is called the second hand?

If it's zero degree outside today and it's supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold is it going to be?

Is boneless chicken considered to be invertebrate?

Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of bottle?

If 'con' is the opposite of 'pro", what is the opposite of progress?

Why be difficult when with bit of effort you can be impossible?

Swearing was invented when as a compromise between running away and fighting.

Why don't you learn from my mistakes? It takes half a life to learn from yours.

The 'Google Phone'

T-Mobile's G1 is a little late to arrive (Apple's iPhone 3G has already been on the market for two months), but it's still pretty cool. A tad heavier and narrower than the iPhone, the G1 features a petite keyboard, a handy trackball, and a higher-resolution, three-megapixel camera (versus the two-megapixel camera on the iPhone). Along with its Google-designed browser, the G1 features a more powerful version of Google Maps with a built-in compass and 360-degree photos. And Gmail users get instantly notified when new messages arrive in their inbox, instead of having to check manually. The G1 goes on sale October 22 for $179 ($20 less than the iPhone) and will be available in white, brown or black.
T-Mobile's G1 will go on sale Oct. 22 for $179. It is the first mobile phone to run the Google operating system, Android.

Mythbusters Draws Mona Lisa Using Paint Balls

MythBusters first showed how a CPU drew a smiley face one paint ball at a time and then proceed to show how a GPU used parallel processing to draw an actual Mona Lisa drawing in 80 milli seconds. Add a slow motion version at the end and you get a sensational technology demonstration.

MonaLisa Illusion

Can you figure out which one is the real Mona Lisa painting upside down?

Things look fine when recognising Mona Lisa upside down. After turning it the right way up, our brains perceive that Mona Lisa looks terrible. Why was it so difficult to recognise the altered Mona Lisa when the paintings were upside down? Your mind is not familar with the way an upside down face should look like and therefore didn’t noticed the oddness of the painting.

World's Fastest Computer

Scientists unveiled the world's fastest supercomputer on Monday, a $100 million machine that for the first time has performed 1,000 trillion calculations per second in a sustained exercise. The computer, named Roadrunner, is twice as fast as IBM's Blue Gene system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which itself is three times faster than any of the world's other supercomputers, according to IBM. To put the computer's speed in perspective, if every one of the 6 billion people on earth used a hand-held computer and worked 24 hours a day it would take them 46 years to do what the Roadrunner computer can do in a single day. The interconnecting system occupies 6,000 square feet with 57 miles of fiber optics and weighs 500,000 pounds. Although made from commercial parts, the computer consists of 6,948 dual-core computer chips and 12,960 cell engines, and it has 80 terabytes of memory.

The Funniest Jokes in the World

Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn't seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other man pulls out his cell phone and calls emergency services.

He gasps to the operator: "My friend is dead! What can I do?" The operator in a calm, soothing voice replies: "Take it easy. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead." There is a silence, then a shot is heard.

Back on the phone, the hunter says, "OK, now what?"

The Funniest Joke in England and the United Kingdom:

A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says: “That’s the ugliest baby that I’ve ever seen. Ugh!” The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her: “The driver just insulted me!” The man says: “You go right up there and tell him off – go ahead, I’ll hold your monkey for you.”

The Funniest Joke in the U.S.

A man and a friend are playing golf one day at their local golf course. One of the guys is about to chip onto the green when he sees a long funeral procession on the road next to the course. He stops in mid-swing, takes off his golf cap, closes his eyes, and bows down in prayer. His friend says: “Wow, that is the most thoughtful and touching thing I have ever seen. You truly are a kind man.” The man then replies: “Yeah, well we were married 35 years.”

The Funniest Joke in Canada

When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300 C. The Russians used a pencil.

The Funniest Joke in Austria

This woman rushed to see her doctor, looking very much worried and all strung out. She rattles off: “Doctor, take a look at me. When I woke up this morning, I looked at myself in the mirror and saw my hair all wiry and frazzled up, my skin was all wrinkled and pasty, my eyes were bloodshot and bugging out, and I had this corpse-like look on my face! What’s WRONG with me, Doctor!?”
The doctor looks her over for a couple of minutes, then calmly says: “Well, I can tell you that there ain’t nothing wrong with your eyesight….”

The Funniest Joke in Belgium.

Why do ducks have webbed feet?
To stamp out fires.
Why do elephants have flat feet?
To stamp out burning ducks.

Chance of...

Chance of an American home having at least one container of ice cream in the freezer: 9 in 10.

Chance of dying from intentional self-harm: 1 in 9,380

Chance of dying from an assault: 1 in 16,421

Chance of dying from a car accident: 1 in 18,585

Chance of dying from any kind of fall: 1 in 20,666

Chance of dying from accidental drowning: 1 in 79,065

Chance of dying from exposure to smoke, fire, and flames: 1 in 81,524

Chance of dying in an explosion: 1 in 107,787

Chance that Earth will experience a catastrophic collision with an asteroid in the next 100 years: 1 in 5,000

Chance of dying in such a collision: 1 in 20,000

Chance of dying from exposure to forces of nature (heat, cold, lightning, earthquake, flood): 1 in 225,107

Chance of dying in an airplane accident: 1 in 354,319

Chance of dying from choking on food: 1 in 370,035

Chance of dying in a terrorist attack while visiting a foreign country: 1 in 650,000

Chance of dying in a fireworks accident: 1 in 1,000,000

Chance of dying from overexertion, travel or privation: 1 in 1,428,377

Chance of dying from food poisoning: 1 in 3,000,000

Chance of dying from legal execution: 1 in 3,441,325

Chance of dying from contact with hot tap water: 1 in 5,005,564

Chance of dying from parts falling off an airplane: 1 in 10,000,000

Chance of dying from ignition or melting of nightwear: 1 in 30,589,556

Chance of dying from being bitten by a dog: 1 in 700,000

Chance of dying from contact with a venomous animal or plant: 1 in 3,441,325

Chance of dying from being bitten or struck by mammals (other than dogs or humans): 1 in 4,235,477

Chance of dying from a shark attack: 1 in 300,000,000

Chance of having a stroke: 1 in 6

Chance of dying from heart disease: 1 in 3

Chance of getting arthritis: 1 in 7

Chance of suffering from asthma or allergy diseases: 1 in 6

Chance of getting the flu this year: 1 in 10

Chance of contracting the human version of mad cow disease: 1 in 40,000,000

Chance of dying from SARS in the United States: 1 in 100,000,000

Chance of American man developing cancer in his lifetime: 1 in 2

Chance of an American woman developing cancer in her lifetime: 1 in 3

Chance of getting prostate cancer: 1 in 6

Chance of getting breast cancer: 1 in 9

Chance of getting colon / rectal cancer: 1 in 26

Chance of beating pancreatic or liver cancer: 1 in 9

Chance of beating thyroid or testicular cancer: 9 in 10

Chance of dying from FALLING COCONUT: 1 in 250,000,000


Chance of dying from food poisoning: 1 in 3,000,000

Chance of dying from falling a ladder: 1 in 2,300,000

Chance of dying after falling out of bed: 1 in 2,000,000

Chance of being killed in a train crash: 1in 500,000

Odds of being...

Odds of winning an Olympic medal: 662,000 to 1

Odds of injury from fireworks: 19,556 to 1

Odds of injury from shaving: 6,585 to 1

Odds of injury from using a chain saw: 4,464 to 1

Odds of injury from mowing the lawn: 3,623 to 1

Odds of fatally slipping in bath or shower: 2,232 to 1

Odds of drowning in a bathtub: 685,000 to 1

Odds of being killed on a 5-mile bus trip: 500,000,000 to 1

Odds of being struck by lightning: 576,000 to 1

Odds of being killed by lightning: 2,320,000 to 1

Odds of being murdered: 18,000 to 1

Odds of being the victim of serious crime in your lifetime: 20 to 1

Odds of dating a supermodel: 88,000 to 1

Odds that a first marriage will survive without separation or divorce for 15 years: 1.3 to 1

Odds that a celebrity marriage will last a lifetime: 3 to 1

Odds of being born a twin in North America: 90 to 1

Odds of being on plane with a drunken pilot: 117 to 1

Odds of having your identity stolen: 200 to 1

Odds of dating a millionaire: 215 to 1

Odds of dating a supermodel: 88,000 to 1

Odds of writing a New York Times best seller: 220 to 1

Odds of finding out your child is a genius: 250 to 1

Odds of becoming a pro athlete: 22,000 to 1

Odds of a person in the military winning the Medal of Honor: 11,000 to 1

Odds of getting a royal flush in poker on first five cards dealt: 649,740 to 1

Odds of spotting a UFO today: 3,000,000 to 1

Odds of becoming president: 10,000,000 to 1

Odds of winning the California lottery: 13,000,000 to 1

Odds of becoming a saint: 20,000,000 to 1

Odds of a meteor landing on your house: 182,138,880,000,000 to 1

The World’s Biggest Spiderweb

This might be one of the biggest, if not the biggest spiderweb ever found. This huge web was found covering 180 meters of trees and bushes by the employees of park Lake Tawakoni in Texas. It’s not yet clear if this “work of art” has been made by a single or a colony of spiders. The web was initially white, but turned dark when all the mosquitoes got caught in it.

World's most beautiful woman

Introducing Carlizina Jolectron, the latest Hollywood beauty. On closer inspection, the stunning actress appears rather familiar. In fact, Carlizina isn't even a real woman - she's a digital combination of Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron and Carmen Electra.

This stunning brunette has Angelina Jolie's lips and hair, Carmen Electra's eyes and Charlize Theron's nose. Carlizina is just one of the entries in Photoshop website's contest to find the ultimate celebrity.

Oasis In the Middle of Nowhere

This amazing place is built in the middle of the desert, around a small lake. Located in the Ica Province, near the city of Ica, Huacachina is known as the oasis of America, where many tourists come for the huge sand dunes and sandsurfing. The legend says the place was created by a princess caught bathing by a local hunter. The pool of water she left became a lagoon, while her mantle transformed into sand dunes. It is said that the princess inhabits the lagoon as a mermaid.

This amazing place is built in the middle of the desert, around a small lake. Located in the Ica Province, near the city of Ica, Huacachina is known as the oasis of America, where many tourists come for the huge sand dunes and sandsurfing. The legend says the place was created by a princess caught bathing by a local hunter. The pool of water she left became a lagoon, while her mantle transformed into sand dunes. It is said that the princess inhabits the lagoon as a mermaid.

Some Amazing Hand Arts

Creative Food Sculptures

Most Expensive Watch

Fetching aprice of $1.5 million, Vacheron Constantin's Tour de l'lle was made in commemoration of the Swiss company's 250th anniversary. It is double face watch with features like horological complications and astronomical indications. There were only 7 produced and the original took over 10,000 man hours to develop. It features 18-carat gold dial with a hand-sewn alligator leather band and pink gold buckle.

Why are DVDs sold in larger packages than CDs, even though the discs are the same size?

CDs come in cases that are 148mm wide and 125mm high. By contrast, DVDs are sold in cases that are 135mm wide and 191mm high. Why use such different packaging for discs of identical size?

A little digging reveals the historical origins of this difference.

Prior to the appearance of digital CDs, most music was sold on vinyl discs, packaged in close-fitting sleeves that measured 302mm square. The racks on which vinyl discs were displayed were just wide enough, in other words, to accommodate two rows of CD cases with a divider between them.

Making the CD cases a little less than half as wide as the record sleeves they were replacing thus enabled retailers to avoid the substantial costs of replacing their storage and display racks.

Similar considerations seem to have driven the decision regarding DVD packaging. Before DVDs became popular, most film rental stores carried videotapes in the VHS format, which were packaged in form-fitting boxes that measured 135mm wide and 191mm high.

These videos were typically displayed side by side with their spines out. Making DVD cases the same height enabled stores to display their new DVD stocks on existing shelves, while consumers were in the process of switching over to the new format.

Making the DVD package the same height as the VHS package also made switching to DVDs more attractive for consumers, since they could store their new DVDs on the shelves they used for VHS tapes.

Personalized google search page

If any of you guy's interested, here's how you can personalize google search page it:

Type the url you'll be redirected to the page
type any text you want to display and choose the color and text style
then click on 'Create My Search Engine' and bingo, you have your own search engine. you can even make it your homepage.

9/11 Coincidence, Conspiracy Or Prophecy on $20 bill!

Fold a $20 bill in half in such a way that you see the top half of the reverse side.

Next fold the left half as shown.

Now fold the right half so that the burning Pentagon is revealed.

Flip the bill over to see the World Trade Center.
Note: As it turns out in many of these circulated information, folding a series of US bills from $5 to $100 yields almost similar results.

Amazing Stone Arts