Apr 23, 2011

The Largest Pair of Jeans Ever


 Guinness World Record for sewing the largest pair of blue jeans celebrated on Friday, one day after cranes buckled while trying to lift the giant 7.5-tonne pants.

Workers laid the pair on the ground and put big balloons inside the legs to show off the size of the jeans, which are 141 feet (43 m) tall and 98 feet (30 m) wide.
They have pockets, red buttons and a brown belt.
On Thursday, disillusioned crane operators gave up trying to lift the pants with three machines and went looking for a fourth. They wanted to lift the pants to display them. On Friday, workers had to scrap the idea of hoisting the jeans altogether.
The Colombian city of Medellin currently holds the record for the world’s largest pair of jeans, which is measured by size, according to the clothing company that organized the event in San Juan de Lurigancho, a district full of textile plants east of the Peru’s capital, Lima.
The previous Guinness record hold is Colombian pair and it were 114 feet (35 m) tall by 82 feet (25 m) wide.
The company’s chief executive said material from the pants will be cut to make backpacks for area school children.





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The Longest Underwater Tunnel in the World


This strange-looking beast in tokyo is an artificial island and tourist attraction by the name of umihotaru (translation: marine firefly) which forms part of the tokyo bay aqualine, a bridge-tunnel that connects kawasaki and kisarazu.




 Cars can either drive over the 4.4km bridge to the island and park in order to admire the view or drive straight through to the tunnel entrance where they will be taken under the water for 9.5km until they reach kawasaki.



The tunnel is apparently the longest underwater tunnel in the world.

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Where Did The Word ‘Robot’ Come From?

Firstly the word robot comes from the Czech word ‘robotnik‘ which means forced labour or even slave. Watching movies like IRobot, Wall-E and reading various sci-fi novels of the past you’ll quickly figure that robots have mostly always been portrayed as helpers and servents of humanity.

It’s only in recent years that the image of robots has been upgraded to sentient beings with minds of their own e.g. transformers and even IRobot.

Anyway the word was first introduced by Karel Capek in his play ‘RUR – Rossum’s Universal Robots‘ and it’s from there that the word and idea became popular. The first robot to be developed was by Joseph Engelberger and George Devol back in 1961. The first robot was basically a clawed arm that dropped hot steel car parts into water for cooling. If you’re imagining a robot is metallic being with 2 arms, 2 legs and a head, it’s wrong. It’s just only one kind of robots called humanoid robots (example: Asimo).

90% of robots today are used in factories, working on production lines and often handling dangerous materials that humans would find difficult or even impossible to handle. Other uses include exploration such as deep sea exploration and mining.

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Apr 18, 2011

GUL AHMED MENSWEAR COLLECTION 2011-12


GUL AHMED MENSWEAR COLLECTION 2011-12


Gul Ahmed always meet us with latest fashion every season. now they introduce some home wear kurta collection and official wear dresses. The collection introduce by stunning model Imran Abbas. Gul Ahmed Menswear collection 2011 is a handsome mélange of elegance and grace, presenting man at its best with its latest formal, casual and kurta collection. Gul Ahmed’s menswear collection 2011 features eccentric shades of color that are stitched into fine and crisp tailoring, breathes of royalty and exquisiteness.


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Useful Keyboard Shortcuts For Facebook

Useful Keyboard Shortcuts For Facebook


If you know keyboard shortcuts then you life becomes more easy and quick. Everyone knows some basic shortcut keys for windows, but do you know keyboard shortcut key for Facebook…? Nowadays Facebook is leading as the top most visited social networking website among all.
With the help of below provided hotkeys for Facebook you can navigate between homepage, access different setting pages and even can search with the help of these shortcut keys. Checkout the below provided list and implement this hotkeys, you will be easily remembering these keys once you get familiar to them.
List of Facebook shortcut keys:
Alt + 1 Return to Facebook Homepage
Alt + 2 To goto Wall tab of your profile page
Alt + 3 To view Friends Requests list drop down list
Alt + 4 To view latest Messages list in drop down list
Alt + 5 To view Notification list drop down list
Alt + 6 To goto Account setting webpage
Alt + 7 To goto Account privacy configuration webpage
Alt + 8 To open Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/facebook
Alt + 9 To open Facebook’s Statement of Rights & Responsibilities
Alt + 0 To open Facebook Help Center
Alt + m To create new message
Alt + ? For cursor control in the Search Box
Note: The above provided shortcut keys are used without the (+) key, it is only used to represent the combination. Firefox users need to press SHIFT key instead of ALT keys for the shortcuts to work.

Useful Keyboard Shortcuts For Facebook

Useful Keyboard Shortcuts For Facebook

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Saudi King Abdullah to buy Facebook for $150 billion to end the revolt

Saudi King Abdullah to buy Facebook for $150 billion to end the revolt

In what is being termed as pure Wall street Gordon Gecko tactics, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has decided to make an offer of $150 billion to buy out Facebook. Inside sources within the kingdom suggest that he is very upset with Mark Zukerberg for allowing the revolt to get out of control. In a personal meeting between Mark Zuckerberg and King Abdullah on Jan 25, 2011, Zuckerberg had promised that he would not allow any revolt pages to be formed on Facebook even while he allowed Egypt and Libya revolt pages to be formed. But little did King Abdullah know Zuckerberg. Had he seen the movie “Social Network”, he would have been better advised than to trust Zuckerberg.

Saudi King Abdullah to buy Facebook for $150 billion to end the revolt

Saudi King Abdullah to buy Facebook for $150 billion to end the revolt


Left with no option, Abdullah advised by Goldman Sachs has decided to buy out Facebook and “clean out the weeds”. The offer on the table is $150 billion. Facebook balance sheet was shown to King Abdullah and his kingdom advisors had mentioned that it is not even worth $1 billion given that it generates no profit. But the King threw the report into the dustbin and fired his advisors and decided to hand over the investment banking mandate to Goldman Sachs who put the value at $150 billion. The deal will be all cash. It is worthwhile to remind our readers that Goldman Sachs had invested into Facebook at an unimaginable $50 billion valuation.
Social networking site Facebook has raised USD 500 million from Goldman Sachs and Russian Internet investment group Digital Sky Technologies in a deal valuing the company at USD 50 billion, says a media report.
“Facebook, the popular social networking site, has raised USD 500 million from Goldman Sachs and a Russian investor in a deal that values the company at USD 50 billion,” the New York Times reported citing a source.
The deal makes Facebook now worth more than companies like eBay, Yahoo and Time Warner.

Under the terms of the deal, Goldman has invested USD 450 million, and Digital Sky Technologies, which has already sunk about half a billion dollars into Facebook, invested USD 50 million, the report noted.
According Goldman report, the many advantages of buying out Facebook far outweighs the cost of the transaction. Goldman Sachs made a presentation to King Abdullah of how the facebook could be used to cement his position for ever. Never again will his kingdom see another revolt. The presentation also involved some Facebook pages of bikini clad models profile among other profiles. Sources reveal that King Abdullah had made up his mind immediately and spoke to Lloyd Blankfein to complete the transaction as soon as possible.
We are yet to hear back from Mark Zuckerberg on the offer though. But most analysts believe that Zuckerberg will not take the offer and will wait for King Abdullah to up the offer to at least $500billion. In the meanwhile king Abdullah has now logged on the Facebook and was buzy profiling some of the models in the Goldman Sachs presentation.
Sunday Humor (Sunday Humor article at Dawnwires.com are meant to humor our readers. They may or may not be the truth.)
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Saudi King Abdullah to buy Facebook for $150 billion to end the revolt

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World Youngest Grandmother in Romania

World Youngest Grandmother in Romania


World Youngest Grandmother in Romania
A 23-year-old woman from Romania has claimed to have become the “world’s youngest grandmother”, a media report said. 
Mum-of-two Rifca Stanescu was 12 when she had her first child Maria. She urged her daughter not to follow her example – but Maria gave birth to son Ion while only 11,’The Sun’reported.
Rifca had married jewellery seller Ionel Stanescu when she was 11 and he was 13. They eloped because Rifca feared her father wanted her to marry another village lad in Investi in Romania. She was forgiven when she had her daughter- making her mum, also Maria, a great grandmother at 40.
Son Nicolae was born a year later. The young mum later tried to persuade Maria to stay at school. But Maria left to wed when she was 10 and had her baby six months later, the report said.
Rifca cuddled grandson Ion, now two, and said: “I am happy to be a grandmother but wished more for Maria.”
Britain’s previous youngest grandmother was an unnamed 26-year-old from Yorks. Her daughter, 12, gave birth in 1999.

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Apr 16, 2011

Rollerphone Bracelet

Rollerphone Bracelet

At first sight this rollerphone bracelet looks like a watch telling time in a more fashionable and futuristic way that projects time on your wrist. But it is actually a cellphone with a retractable transparent screen at the base reflecting perfect ergonomics and design. You can roll out the touch screen to the tips of your fingers delivering a proper position in between your mouth and ear. This rollerphone has a media center in itself like you can watch videos, play games, chat online, read e-books and listen to your music just on your wrist. I think this rollerphone will definitely spice up your entire digital world with its extraordinary specs and features.

Rollerphone Bracelet



Rollerphone Bracelet

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Fried Egg Flower

Fried Egg Flower

flower shaped omelette, so cool.

Fried Egg Flower

Fried Egg Flower

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Why it’s become impossible to leave Facebook


I think I want to leave Facebook. It’s been brewing for a while, but I have been using it less and less for the past year and now I don’t think I really need it anymore. Why on earth, I hear you ask, would you want to leave Facebook – it is so much fun! It is so convenient! Well, it is not really all that fun anymore, and for convenience… let’s just say the no-Facebook experiment has gone on for about a month now and I am no worse off for it.
Facebook used to be fresh and fun, but now… I think the problem is that it is become an “everyone” platform. My wall is dominated by updates about TV, fishing and babies from people I went to school with – people I haven’t seen since school and have no particular need to catch up with. I log in, scroll down the screen, and log out – these are not my people anymore and Facebook is starting to represent nostalgia.
Then I move on to Twitter and all of a sudden the conversation is interesting again – it lets you fill the stream with people you want to listen to. If I want to say something private there is email – still the best way of communicating anything over 140 characters, I think. I have some friends, who like using Facebook’s private messaging system, and I don’t understand why – email is so much easier to search through later when you are looking for something.
What originally drew me to Facebook was the concept of sharing photos with people – you upload an album and everyone can see it. Then I discovered Flickr, which is probably the most amazing picture-sharing tool out there, and I have never looked back. So then, I have gone through the things I liked about Facebook and realised I can change all the functions with something else that I like better. Does that mean I am leaving? I don’t think so.
There is one function Facebook still has that nothing else can replace, and this stems from the fact that pretty much everyone uses it. Parties are organised on Facebook all the time, and I have heard of several instances where the friends who are not on Facebook are not invited because the host forgot. Not to mention if you want to find someone, anyone – you run a Facebook search. You can send them a message even if they are not a contact, and you don’t need to know their email address. Maybe I should not care about staying on the map like this, but that’s a separate discussion. The truth is that Facebook is becoming the new phonebook, and you leave at your peril.

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Two Brothers Share One Wife

Two Brothers Share One Wife

HIMACHAL PRADESH, India (CNN) — Amar and Kundan Singh Pundir are brothers. Younger brother Amar breaks rocks in a mine for a living. Kundan farms their small piece of inherited land. They live in a beautiful but remote hillside village in the clouds of Himachal Pradesh, India

Two Brothers Share One Wife

Both aged in their 40′s, the two brothers have lived together nearly their whole lives. They are poor and share just about everything: Their home, their work and a wife. “See we have a tradition from the beginning to have a family of five to ten people. Two brothers and one wife.” Kundan says.
They practice what is known as fraternal polyandry — where the brothers of one family marry the same woman. Why…? Tradition and economics.
Life is hard here. The village is precariously perched on the side of a very steep hill about 6,000ft up. Most of the villagers survive off tiny plots of cropland. In this difficult terrain there is not enough land to go around. So, instead of finding separate wives and splitting up their inherited property, the brothers marry the same woman and keep their land together.
Wife Indira Devi says life with two husbands is not easy. “We fight a lot.”
But like any married couple they fight mostly over mundane stuff, except there are three spouses instead of two. “Usually it’s about chores, why didn’t you do this…? Why didn’t you do that…?” she says. But one thing they agreed on was the need to have children; they have three. So how does a married trio deal with sex…?
“We make shifts, change shifts and sleep on alternate days. We have to make shifts otherwise it won’t work,” Kundan says. “To run our families we have to do this, overcome the hurdles as well and then we have to control our hearts from feeling too much,” Amar adds.
To outsiders their arrangement may seem odd, but in the village of about 200 it is the norm.
Typically the marriages are arranged and women have two husbands. But some wives have three or four depending on how many brothers there are in a family. Polyandry is illegal in India but socially acceptable here. No one from the government seems to bother the villagers about the law. “It’s been going on for ages. My sister in law has two husbands, my mother in law also has two husbands,” Indira says.
And as to the question of which husband is the biological father of the children — the Pundir’s don’t know and don’t care. “For me everyone is the same, my mother and my fathers are the same. My mother and my fathers are like God to me,” 17-year old daughter Sunita Singh Pundir says. Even as modern society arrives in this ancient village through satellite dishes and mobile phones, the Pundirs say they want their age-old tradition to continue with their children. “Absolutely,” eldest son Sohna says.
He and his younger brother have already discussed it and will marry the same woman.
Daughter Sunita is not so sure.
“I would like one husband,” she says.
But when asked if she will marry for love or tradition, Sunita’s answer makes it clear the tradition of marrying more than one man will continue with the next generation. “I will never leave our tradition even if I have to forgo love. I will never spoil my parents’ reputation and my brothers.”

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Two Brothers Share One Wife

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Apr 14, 2011

Nokia uncovers the X7, Symbian Anna updated on April 12, 2011

Say hello to a new business phone from Nokia and a new music-minded one too – the Nokia X7 just went official. Also, the much awaited Symbian^3 update has arrived and it’s called Anna...
Nokia X7 is the perfect phone for gaming. The 4" Amoled screen display makes browsing the web, watching videos or gaming a real pleasure.


Symbian Anna on Nokia X7


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HTC Sensation Launched in London on April 12, 2011

HTC unveils HTC Sensation, a multimedia superphone -- a premium unibody aluminum design with true widescreen qHD display, rich high-fidelity audio, advanced entertainment capabilities with HTC Watch, full HD video recording, instant capture camera and an immersive HTC Sense experience that sets a new multimedia high for smartphones. Highlights of launch event in London on April 12, 2011 with Florian Seiche, President of HTC Europe and Philip Blair, VP of Products and Services.


HTC Sensation Launched in London on April 12, 2011


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Apr 12, 2011

Kids Talking in Their Language [3.2 million views in 45 days]

One of the things that most parents know is that we should talk to our children. But what I didn’t know when I became a mother was why this was so important and what the impact of talking to my child was.  I didn’t know how much was enough and  whether there were particular topics I should be talking to my child about? These were the questions I set out to answer.


Kids Talking in Their Language [3.2 million views in 45 days]


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Apr 10, 2011

Missing The Old City Of Karachi

The city once known as “City of Lights”, has literally turned into a city of sheer darkness. This is not just another usual rant, that you get to read, here and there, but heartfelt and real.
The Karachi I grew up in was devoid of the linguistic and ethnic demarcation. It was 70’s, we were all multi ethnic in the neighborhood. Sindhis, Punjabis, the Pathans and Muhajirs (back then refered as Urdu speaking), use to band together as one. Of course you had to know the Karachite slang to fit in. Without that you were like a fish out of water. As we used to say, that you needed “super sharp antennas” to keep up with the slick Karachites. Any relative from Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad used to come to Karachi and it was hard for them to keep up with its hustle and bustle. But they were in total awe of the glitz and charm of the beach and neons.
Heck at school, it was like the entire United Nations of religions. Christians, Parsis, Hindus, Bahais we were all Pakistanis. There was something magical about those days. Some spirit of nationalism, which was like a gel, bringing us altogether. Ah yes it was the ZAB era and we were all trying to elevate the remaining Pakistan.
Back in those days, I remember right after the infamous 1971 war, Shahnaz Begum sang Aali Sahib’s song like,
“Mauj barhey ya aandhi aayey, diya jalayey rakhna hai
Ghar ki khatir sau dukh jhailey, ghar to aakhir apna hai
Well then came the 1974 Islamic Summit and our city was glowing, even though the actual summit was being held in Lahore. Spectacular illumination, were seen around Karachi like Inter Con, Baradari Gardens, Beach Luxury, PIDC House, Saddar and Clifton were literally glowing.
The decade of 80’s was not so blissful for the city. From the 1977 post election unrest to Bushra Zaidi incident, I believe it was 1985 or 1986 and the city literally transformed. We used to have occasional Shia Sunni bout in the 70’s, which was reprehensible and shameful. The Karachi University had a firing incident in late 70’s which or very early 80’s which was a major turning point.
From mid 80’s on it seems like the city went to dogs. The unity that we had as typical Karachite has been lost. Today’s Karachi has been divided and subdivided into linguistic turfs. Extortionist literally run the city and the first question that is on everyone’ s mind is, “Will I make it back to my home safely or not?”
BTW, with shrinking world and people reaching far away lands, the thrill of Port City has taken major toll as well. The relatives from other cities want to stay away from Karachi and they tend to say, “No way, do you think I am crazy to take this kind of risk to come to Karachi?”
Sad but true…..

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World's Best Intelligence Service is Pakistan's ISI

We are best being an Intelligence service, as we are ranked by the analysts as Number 1 ranked agency. This should not be taken as granted for any reason, as we have proved it many times in past and recent present as well. We are preferred in UN as service member, where UN intelligence service got strong relying on the skills of Pakistanis.

Pakistan is quite best in the aroung the World. We should potray this to our youngsters, elders, collegues, mates, buddies, neighbours, etc.




Inter-Services Intelligence Best Service in Pakistan


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Apr 7, 2011

Some Nice Books About Pakistan

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Reforming Pakistan Police: Possible?

Engaging the Muslim World

Pakistan Can Defy the Odds

Report on Police Reforms

CTC - Defining Punjabi Taliban

CTC Sentinel: A Profile of TTP

Obama's Policy Options in FATA

Sources and Reports on FATA

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