Jan 18, 2011

Red Is Men's Trend in 2011

Red is trend for men in 2011. This passionate color amalgamated in apparel bestows utmost strength and class along making you distinctive and trendy.
Red tie, red shirt and red blazer mark your personality. These simple pieces dipped in color red bring romance around driving you crazy till day long. Red checkered shirt, stripped shirt and dress shirt with red neck tie is best suited along versatile colored pants and jeans. A man in red looks innovative and trendy therefore many featured fashion designers have endeavored red as trend for men in 2011.
Red Shirts
Red is something cool about shirts and adds charisma to your wardrobe. Red indulged in various shirts supplies masculinity at higher level. Get any of your favorite sports shirt, dress shirt, team jersey, t-shirt, polo shirt or golf shirt dyed in red and make red your fashion statement for 2011.
Red Neck Tie
Pairing suitable tie with your dress is difficult task as ties very often go with selected attires. They undergo mix and match process to come across rightly. So, red is right choice to pair with any dress code. Neck tie with red grid lines on black and white base and with black dots compliment almost all types of dresses majestically and ease your selection.
Red Shoes
Red color makes your shoes smart and vintage. It provides magnificence and strength to your feet. A pair of smart red shoes in your shoe collection is worthy and fits for party, special events, dating and business trip generously.
Red Accessories
Red accessories distinguish your personality. They make you different and hip especially on ordinary days. So, get red for your fashion accessories like sunglasses, wallet and hats to mark style statement this winter.
Red heightens self-esteem it brings confidence in personality so walk with red this winter and grab attention by looking cool and chic on cold winter days.


Great Wall Of China (History)

Great Wall Of China (History)
The Chinese were already familiar with the techniques of wall building by the time of the Spring and autumn, which began around the 8th century BC. During the Warring States Period from the 5th century BC to 221 BC, the states of Qin, Wei, Zhao, Qi, Yan and Zhongshan all constructed extensive fortifications to defend their own borders. Built to withstand the attack of small arms such as swords and spears, these walls were made mostly by stamping earth and gravel between board frames.
Qin Shi Huang conquered all opposing states and unified China in 221 BC, establishing the Qin Dynasty. Intending to impose centralized rule and prevent the resurgence of feudal lords, he ordered the destruction of the wall sections that divided his empire along the former state borders. To protect the empire against intrusions by the Xiongnu people from the north, he ordered the building of a new wall to connect the remaining fortifications along the empire's new northern frontier. Transporting the large quantity of materials required for construction was difficult, so builders always tried to use local resources. Stones from the mountains were used over mountain ranges, while rammed earth was used for construction in the plains. There are no surviving historical records indicating the exact length and course of the Qin Dynasty walls. Most of the ancient walls have eroded away over the centuries, and very few sections remain today. Later, the Han, Sui, Northern and Jin dynasties all repaired, rebuilt, or expanded sections of the Great Wall at great cost to defend themselves against northern invaders. It is estimated that over 1 million workers died building the wall.
The Great Wall concept was revived again during the Ming Dynasty, following the Ming army's defeat by the Oirats in the Battle of Tumu in 1449. The Ming had failed to gain a clear upper-hand over the Manchurian and Mongolian tribes after successive battles, and the long-drawn conflict was taking a toll on the empire. The Ming adopted a new strategy to keep the nomadic tribes out by constructing walls along the northern border of China. Acknowledging the Mongol control established in the Ordos Desert, the wall followed the desert's southern edge instead of incorporating the bend of the Huang He.
Unlike the earlier Qin fortifications, the Ming construction was stronger and more elaborate due to the use of bricks and stone instead of rammed earth. As Mongol raids continued periodically over the years, the Ming devoted considerable resources to repair and reinforce the walls. Sections near the Ming capital of Beijing were especially strong
During the 1440s–1460s, the Ming also built a so-called "Liaodong Wall". Similar in function to the Great Wall (whose extension, in a sense, it was), but more basic in construction, the Liaodong Wall enclosed the agricultural heartland of the Liaodong province, protecting it against potential incursions by Jurched-Mongol Oriyanghan from the northwest and the Jianzhou Jurchens from the north. While stones and tiles were used in some parts of the Liaodong Wall, most of it was in fact simply an earth dike with moats on both sides.
Towards the end of the Ming Dynasty, the Great Wall helped defend the empire against the Manchu invasions that began around 1600. Under the military command of Yuan Chonghuan, the Ming army held off the Manchus at the heavily fortified Shanhaiguan pass, preventing the Manchus from entering the Chinese heartland. The Manchus were finally able to cross the Great Wall in 1644, when the gates at Shanhaiguan were opened by Wu Sangui, a Ming border general who disliked the activities of rulers of the Shun Dynasty. The Manchus quickly seized Beijing, and defeated the newly founded Shun Dynasty and remaining Ming resistance, to establish the Qing Dynasty.
In 2009, an additional 290 km (180 mi) of previously undetected portions of the wall, built during the Ming Dynasty, were discovered. The newly discovered sections range from the Hushan mountains in the northern Liaoning province, to Jiayuguan in western Gansu province. The sections had been submerged over time by sandstorms which moved across the arid region.
Under Qing rule, China's borders extended beyond the walls and Mongolia was annexed into the empire, so construction and repairs on the Great Wall were discontinued.


Top Ten Characteristics of Love

Top Ten Characteristics of Love
There is no fear in love. Perfect love knows no fear. Its epitome is to lay down your life for another. You're doing well if these characteristics are in your life.
1. Love is not selfish.
This one deserves top spot. When loving others you will always looks for the interests of others before your own concerns.
2. It is not demanding.
When you love someone you will offer, you will give, you will ask but you will never force your way or demand anything.
3. It is patient.
When you love you will not be in a hurry for the first two reasons are already in effect.
4. It is kind.
Words will be sweet and put a smile on any face. Kindness has won more influence than anything else.
5. It is not rude.
Indeed rudeness works its way deep into the human spirit as a sharp stabbing sword. Love on the other hands brings the best out of a person.
6. It holds no grudges.
You will quickly forgets that a wrong has occurred. Indeed it is said of love that it covers the multitude of sins.
7. It rejoices in truth.
A true characteristic of love. Nothing is more delightful than knowing and hearing truth, while being appalled at lies and misrepresentations.
8. It is loyal.
You cannot love for a short time and then stop. Love continues on no matter what the costs. Loyalty is a true test of love.
9. It endures all things.
It matters not what the conditions are, you will put up with anything. It is expressed in the common phrase of the wedding vows which says, 'for richer or poorer, in sickness or in health, till death so us part'.
10. Love never fails.
It goes where none other dares to go; It will give its life


Roof snow cleaning WIN! : Funny Video

Roof snow cleaning WIN!
Getting ice off your roof can be a long and tedious task. However, the guy in the video below didn’t have that problem. He was lucky enough to remove all the ice at once while also getting a free ride down to the ground. It looks a little dangerous but could actually be pretty fun. Scroll down for the video.
As the video starts, the guy removing ice from his roof is tapping the ice with a large shovel. Moments later, an avalanche of ice and snow come rushing at him. He ducks his head as the snow throws him off the roof. Is he dead? No, you can see him wiping the snow off his face and laughing.
When all is said and done, you know the guy in the video is hoping that removing ice will always be that easy.
Here’s the video of the roof ice removal win:

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How To Impress A Girl

How To Impress A Girl

Do you keep drooling about this particular Girl but are not able to Impress her? The story may sound a little clichéd but is found even in recent times. Generations after generations have gone but the situation has not changed. Even in the 21st century guys find it hard to Impress a Girl. If you think that by saying sweet things you can Impress the Girl, you need to revise yourself. There are definite ways to Impress a Girl which you should keep in mind before you set out to astound her. In the following lines, we provide you information on how to Impress a Girl.

Tips on How to Impress a Girl

* It is very important to look well groomed before you set out to Impress the Girl. You should wear clean clothes, brush your hair well, clean shoes, etc. it is very essential to look great and feel the same.

* You must have an attitude to match your personality but take care not be a show off. Girls hate boys who put up a fake persona about their selves. Be your own and you would surely Impress the Girl.

* Girls love to be treated with respect and admiration. Do not overpower yourself when you are in the crowd. Treat females with compassion and kindness.

* Indulge in meaningful conversation with the Girls. Do not talk endlessly about things which matter least or are controversial in nature. Discuss on matters that will catch her attention and interest as well.

* Take interest in her interests. If she is talking about something which she finds interesting, make sure you are listening to her patiently. Respond quickly but make sure you direct the question back to her to let her do the talking.

* Compliment her but make sure you sound convincing. Do not make it too personal and stay on the surface complimenting on her attire, hairs, eyes, looks, talking style, etc. Do not go out to say she has a hot figure. You are sure to be looked upon as a creep.

* Girls are very emotional when it comes to their friends and are very possessive as well. Respect her friends, colleagues even if you do not like them much. This is important that you remain in the good books of her friends as well.

* Politeness and etiquettes can win any battle. Well mannered guys have an upper hand. So be courteous and nice to her but take care not to overdo the act of politeness. It should come naturally to you.

* Humor is one thing which every Girl looks in a boy. Crack some jokes and be hilarious. This would also add to your efforts in Impressing the Girl.

* Be polite to her parents. However, do not go over the top with the cordial ways. Be natural or else they would think you have something to hide.


The top ten most difficult Truth or Dare questions

The top ten most difficult Truth or Dare questions

Proceed With Caution

The following truth or dare questions can reveal more about your friends or colleagues than you ever wanted to know. Also, try to be cautious about who is present at the party. If a friend of someone’s current boyfriend is at a party, keep this in mind when you are asking the girlfriend particular “truth” questions. Inevitably, her answers will get back to her boyfriend, and if it’s something that she didn’t want him knowing, it could have a disastrous affect on the relationship.

Question 1:
Describe your First Intimate Experience
While this may often result in a fairly tame response, such as the typical intimate experimentation of school kids or younger kids, some people have somewhat traumatic experiences from their childhood. So exercise caution when asking this truth or dare question, because you may get far more than you bargained for.

Question 2:
What is the most annoying habit that your girlfriend/boyfriend has?
This question is great to ask the person who is constantly bragging about their boyfriend or girlfriend. It will force them to admit something about them that isn’t “perfect.” Be careful though, the answer to this question can sometimes be fairly disgusting!

Question 3:
How well “endowed” is your boyfriend or girlfriend?
This question is much more fun for a party of girlfriends, because with guys it is not quite as obvious which boyfriend is “well-endowed,” and which isn’t. On the other hand, guys will always know which girlfriend is better endowed than others. When girls get together and one of them is asked this very sensitive question, the answer you receive can sometimes be quite surprising!

Question 4:
Have you ever not made it to the bathroom in time and had an “accident?”
This question will be very hard for someone to admit if they are a “prude” or very self-conscious. However other people have absolutely no problem answering this question, and will sometimes give you far more information than you bargained for.

Question 5:
Have you ever been extremely “intimate” with someone in a public place?
The most common answers to this question, if the person is truthful, can range from in an airplane, an elevator, in a crowded theater, or in the same house (or sometimes the same room!) where parents or siblings are unaware.

Question 6:
What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done?
While this is often a fairly tame answer, sometimes people can really get themselves into trouble. If the answer is embarrassing enough, and someone in the room is unscrupulous enough, the answer can be potential ammunition for blackmail. Use this question with caution, and answer it with even greater caution!

Question 7:
Have you ever cheated on your boyfriend/girlfriend?
This is a very common truth or dare question, with very common consequences. If the boyfriend or girlfriend is a current one, they **inevitably** discover how this question was answered, and the relationship is destroyed. Avoid this question at all costs, and if you are asked it, and can’t answer with a “no” – chose a dare instead. The embarrassment of the dare will be far less than the damage from sharing such information with friends.

Question 8:
If you had only 24 hours to live, what would you do?
While this question isn’t dangerous at all, the answers to it can sometimes be very entertaining and unexpected.

Question 9:
What is the strangest dream you’ve ever had?
Almost everyone has a strange dream, and often it’s a recurring one. Hearing someone else’s dream is sometimes very surreal, and often it can tell a great deal about the person’s deepest fears.

Question 10:
If you could make anyone in the room your servant for the day, who would it be and what would you make them do?

The answer to this question runs the gamut from lame, to extremely provocative and sometimes very disturbing! If you are brave enough to ask this question, be prepared for anything.


The Girl who Cries Blood

The Girl who Cries Blood

The Girl who Cries Blood

This is the girl who has baffled top doctors because she spontaneously bleeds from her pores up to 50 times a day. Twinkle Dwivedi, 14, has strange disorder which means she loses blood through her skin without being cut or scratched. Terrified Twinkle has even undergone transfusions after pints of it seeped through her eyes, nose, hairline, neck and soles of her feet.

The Girl who Cries Blood

Dr. George Buchanan, a leading haematologist who has worked in Britain, travelled to India to look into the startling case. The teenager from Lucknar, Uttar Pradesh, has been suffering the frightening episodes up to 50 times a day for the last three years.
She said: "I bleed from my eyes, my hands, my head, from everywhere. From my ears, nose and eyes as well. "It doesn't hurt when the bleeding starts. But it makes me tired and sometimes I have headaches." Dr Buchanan, an American paediatric blood specialist, visited Twinkle's family at the Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai where he observed her bleeding.

The Girl who Cries Blood

He said: "I've never seen a case of someone who bleeds spontaneously from their scalp or their palms, or read about it in 
medical history.

"I was interested to see if I could help Twinkle."

The doctor was called to the family's hotel room to witness bleeding which began from her hair parting.

He was shocked to find no signs of cuts, bruising or redness.

Dr Buchanan said: "It doesn't seem physically possible for blood to seep through intact skin.

"But I saw no signs of cuts or bruising anywhere on her body."

Dr. Buchanan and his team carried out a series of tests including cutting Twinkle's skin to time how quickly the bleeding stops.

Tests show she may have a mild form of a clotting disorder, which means her platelets do not stick together properly. But this is not enough to explain the spontaneous bleeding.

The Girl who Cries Blood

Dr Buchanan is also investigating whether Twinkle or her mum cause the bleeding themselves.

Twinkle, a Hindu, said: "I am not causing this. Why would I want to make myself bleed?

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The 10 Oldest Churches in the World

The 10 Oldest Churches in the World

1. Dura-Europos church
The Dura-Europos church  is the earliest identified Christian house church. It is located in Dura-Europos in Syria and dates from 235 AD. The site of Dura-Europos, a former city and walled fortification, was excavated largely in the 1920s and 1930s by French and American teams. Within the archaeological site, the house church is located by the 17th tower and preserved by the same defensive fill that saved the nearby Dura-Europos synagogue.

The designation of the oldest church in the world requires careful use of definitions, and must be divided into two parts, the oldest in the sense of oldest surviving building, and the oldest in the sense of oldest Christian church congregation. Even here, there is the distinction between old church buildings that have been in continuous use as churches, and those that have been converted to other purposes; and between buildings that have been in continuous use as churches and those that were shuttered for many decades. In terms of congregations, they are distinguished between early established congregations that have been in continuous existence, and early congregations that ceased to exist.
2. Megiddo church

Megiddo church in Tel Megiddo, Israel is one of the oldest church buildings ever discovered by archaeologists, dating to the 3rd century AD. In 2005, Israeli archaeologist Yotam Tepper of Tel-Aviv University discovered the remains of a church, believed to be from the third century, a time when Christians were still persecuted by the Roman Empire. The remains were found at the Megiddo Prison, which is located a few hundred meters south of the Tel. Among the finds is an approx. 54-square-metre (580 sq ft) large mosaic with a Greek inscription stating that the church is consecrated to “the God Jesus Christ.” The mosaic is very well preserved and features geometrical figures and images of fish, an early Christian symbol.
3. Monastery of Saint Anthony

The Monastery of Saint Anthony is a Coptic Orthodox monastery standing in an oasis in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. Hidden deep in the Red Sea mountains, it is located 334 km (207 miles) southeast of Cairo. It is one of the oldest monasteries in the world, and was established by the followers of Saint Anthony, who is considered to be the first ascetic monk. The Monastery of St. Anthony is one of the most prominent monasteries in Egypt and has strongly influenced the formation of several Coptic institutions, and has promoted monasticism in general. Several patriarchs have been pulled from the monastery, and several hundred pilgrims visit it eachday.
4. Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains basilica

Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains basilica is a historic church building in Metz, France that was built in 380 AD and is one of the oldest churches in Europe. The building was originally built to be part of a Roman spa complex, but the structure was converted into use as a church in the 7th century becoming the chapel of Benedictine monastery. A new nave was constructed in the 1000s with further interior renovations. In the 16th century the building became a warehouse and remained so until the 1970s when it was restored and opened for concerts and exhibitions.
5. Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion

Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is the most important church in Ethiopia. The original church is believed to have been built during the reign of Ezana, the first Christian emperor of Ethiopia, during the 4th century AD, and has been rebuilt several times since then. The church is in the town of Axum in the Tigray Province. Its first putative destruction occurred at the hands of Queen Gudit during the 10th century. Its second, confirmed, destruction occurred in the 16th century at the hands of Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi, after which it was rebuilt by the Emperor Gelawdewos, then further rebuilt and enlarged by Fasilides during the 17th century.
6. Cathedral of Trier

Cathedral of Trier is a church in Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is the oldest cathedral in the country. The edifice is notable for its extremely long life span under multiple different eras each contributing some elements to its design, including the center of the main chapel being made of Roman brick laid under the direction of Saint Helen, resulting in a cathedral added on to gradually rather than rebuilt in different eras. Its dimensions, 112.5 by 41 m, make it the largest church structure in Trier. Since 1986 it has been on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
7. Church of Saint Simeon Stylites

The Church of Saint Simeon Stylites is a well preserved church that dates back to the 5th century, located about 30 km northwest of Aleppo, Syria. It is built on the site of the pillar of St. Simeon Stylites, a famed hermit monk. It is popularly known as Qalat Seman the ‘Fortress of Simeon’.

8. Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as the cathedral of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Patriarch of Constantinople of the Western Crusader established Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1934, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.

9. Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai

Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinaiies on the Sinai Peninsula, at the mouth of a gorge at the foot of Mount Sinai in Saint Katherine city in Egypt. The monastery is Orthodox and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to the UNESCO report (60100 ha / Ref: 954), this monastery is one of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world together with the Monastery of Saint Anthony, situated across the Red Sea in the desert south of Cairo, also lays claim to that title.
10. Church of the Nativity

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The structure is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth, and thus it is considered sacred by Christians. The site is also revered by followers of Islam.
Src: Wikipedia

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