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A brand New Year has just started. And with it, the forecast of 2012 will be revealed. So whether the doubts win or lose – 2011 promises to be an year of achievement. Or at least making your Dreams come true!!

And everyone should dream, because only when you take a far shot – you will land up nearer to the goal post.

Here’s  a short film of The One-Minute Fly – who wants an experience – obviously of everything. Hope this inspires you. Enjoy!!

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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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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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How I wish..

Am happy to see you happy.

But, you were never happy when I was around.

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This one from a fashion venue.. Love the quote..

Source: The Crew Design

It rhymes.. There is a Crack in Everything, that’s how Light gets In..

To all the Cracks in the world, the world needs to be more bright..

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Every morning in Africa a gazelle awakens knowing it must today run faster than the fastest lion or it will be eaten.

Every morning a lion awakens knowing it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve.

It matters not whether you are a gazelle or a lion, when the sun rises you had better be running.

It means, when the lion stops trying, it will starve or when the gazelle stops running, it will die. So, don’t lose hope and try, try and try more!!

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Hollywood movies have become a staple for me, these days. Each morning starts with a scan of the movie listings on Star, HBO, PIX, Studio and more. It makes me watch mushy romances or simply thrillers or a comedy.

And, one thing I love is a simple message I usually get through them. Few ring true, others make me want to think more on those words. So here are a few which I remember.

  • When a pristine white-attired God tells Bruce Almighty to ‘Be the Miracle.‘ The three words just give me hope and motivation, each time I think about giving up on a difficult task or a challenging relationship.

Bruce Almighty

To see the path, one has envisioned – choices are to be made and the outcome of decisions to be endured. So if you want your wish to be true, work on it – coz you can make it happen.

  • Jennifer Lopez’s Maid in Manhattan act didn’t win my heart, but one of its dialogues did.  When Lionel tells Marisa, Lopez’s screen name  – What we do, Miss Ventura, does not define who we are.  What defines us is how well we rise after falling.”

Maid in Manhattan

Just like a phoenix, who rises from the ashes. To fall is to learn. But remember, do not make all the mistakes yourselves. Sometimes, simply learn from others. 😉

  • Tom Cruise’s Jerry Maguire act had me drooling. But more than that, it was his never-give-up attitude that one admires. Renee Zellweger’s single mother act and the nerdy, bespectacled kid makes you fall in love with them.

It has one of the most romantic dialogues, to serenade your loved one.

This one’s for him : “I love him for the man he wants to be, and I love him for the man he almost is. I love him.”

Jerry Maguire

And, for her – read this and you will know what am talking of.

Jerry: Hello. I’m looking for my wife. Alright. If this is where it has to happen, then this is where it has to happen. I’m not letting you get rid of me. How about that? This used to be my specialty. I was good in a living room. Send me in there, I’ll do it alone. And now I just… I don’t know…but our little company had a good night tonight. A really big night. But it wasn’t complete, it wasn’t nearly close to being in the same vicinity as complete, because I couldn’t share it with you. I couldn’t hear your voice, or laugh about it with you. I missed my wife. We live in a cynical world, and we work in a business of tough competitors, I love you. You complete me. And I just…
Dorothy: Shut up. Just shut up. You had me at hello.
Well, these are just a few. Will add to the list, as they come up. Till that time, why don’t you write in your favourite movie dialogue? Why you like it? If there’s a story, share it. If not, it never hurts to share.

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