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Ough…

The syllable OUGH can be pronounced in 9 different ways:

A rough, dough-faced thoughtful ploughman emerged from a slough to walk through the streets of Scarborough, coughing and hiccoughing.’

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It’s a simple world.. Let’s uncomplicate life.. For some time, at least.. Enjoy the video..

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Didi you know..

  • In the 1400’s a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have ‘the rule of thumb.’
  • Years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled ‘Gentlemen Only – Ladies Forbidden’. Thus, the word GOLF entered into the English language.
GOLF

GOLF

  • The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain's The adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
  • Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades – King David

Hearts  – Charlemagne

Clubs -Alexander, the Great

Diamonds – Julius Caesar

Are you up for a game? (Source: Matt Gerlach Photography)

  • If a statue in the park of a person 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 all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
  • What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?

    All were invented by women.

  • In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.

    When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase – ‘Goodnight, Sleep Tight.’

Shakespeare

Romeo goodnight.. Juliet, sleep tight!!!

  • It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the Honeymoon.
Just Married

Drunk on Love

  • In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them ‘Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.’

    It’s where we get the phrase ‘mind your P’s and Q’s’

Beer

Pour on more..

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Govindas have bid goodbye to come next year, while Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner. Bandra Fair will ask for attention and there won’t be time to practice Garba anymore.

MTV and Ishqbector bring you Garba steps, Christmas style. Afterall in India, festivals are all about diversity. So enjoi Jingle Bell aapnu Gujarati shtyle. Wonder if Ms. Pathak would like to do a cameo in it?

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Just for today, enjoy the 25th anniversary of Buckyball with Google’s logo. A buckyball is also known as a Fullerene – which is any molecule composed entirely of carbon. It’s the spherical ones that are called buckyballs.

Many association footballs have the same shape as the Buckminsterfullerene aka Buckyballs

(Source: Wikipedia)

For rotating your own ball, click here.

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I think..

n that’s it.. I simply keep on thinking.. Of writing a piece everyday.. So many ideas there to share, but my lazy mind just does one thing – Think!!!

My 360 degree Thoughts needs revamping. It calls for motivation from Farmville addicts – where urban computer agriculturists do their bit to save fields, albeit it’s Virtual. But, the emotion to play and go to the next level is so intense that if a player is stuck in traffic and is late to water his ‘watermelon’ farm – he dials a number and ‘a friend in need, is a friend indeed’ will take on his chores.

I may not give my chores to another, but definitely need to voice the thoughts more often. Before going back to thinking, here’s something new.

With the cafe culture mushrooming everywhere in India, it was an unusual revelation to read about Cat Cafe’s in Japan?!!!! Apparently, due to lack of space – a cafe is the place one can snuggle up to the furry, soft spoken creatures.

Let’s see who picks up this great idea and starts one right here. A cuppa with a lethargic cat can surely, brighten moods – rightly pictured by Katie.

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