Why toast lands butter-side down?

Is it a Math or a Myth?

Cracked! The Toast’s Butter-side Down Touchdown Mystery is Cracked!

Is there any definite reason why a buttered toast, if it slips out of the platter may tend to come in contact with the ground having its buttered face downward? Not convinced? You should consider wasting a real slice of your buttered toast by slipping it out of the plate you are holding and the moment it hits the floor, there, you will probably see how the buttered side of the toast smacks itself squarely on the floor surface.

This puzzling occurrence had also awakened the curiosity of Robert Matthews of Aston University in Birmingham. Can mathematics provide a precise clarification on this, or it will just fall alongside other unresolved lists of myths, let’s find out.

Motivated by this peculiar quandary, Robert Matthews conducted an experiment regarding this enigmatic occurrence and he was able to come up with this explanation. Matthews continued that this instance though a little bit mind-boggling yet it has an underlying solution.

He purposely assumed all the physical values of the buttered toast and all other pertinent factors that have one way or another contributed to the fall into a mathematical equation. He commented also that the equation he used could also be used if the toast happens to land on the floor on its other side.

The primary determining factor for this instance is the height of the fall itself. Of course, the presence of gravity is undeniable. Other determinants include the speed of the fall, the toast’s weight and the initial position of the toast on its container prior to and during the fall.

Assuming, that the toast slips out of its container accidentally, chances are high for one side of the toast to touch the rim of the plate or container before falling freely to the ground. Assuming again that the location where the accident occurred is inside an area wherein there is no strong wind movement present, the theory of aerodynamics in this experiment is set aside.

While the toast is undergoing its free fall and it is assumed that one side of it touches the rim of its container before the buttered toast slips out of it completely, it will surely take a spiraling or rotating downward movement, thus, giving us a picture that the odds were high for the toast not to land on its buttered side. But why it is more likely to land on its buttered side? Is there something special on the butter that attracts the floor or is it the other way around?

Well, the truth is, as the toast goes downward realizing that the other side of it was coated with butter, it definitely has more weight compared to the other side that does not have a butter coating. It is known that the law of gravity or the gravitational pull is stronger in heavier objects. Therefore, due to the added weight of the butter that was being applied on one side of the toast, the buttered side of the toast is more likely to touch the ground first.

Now if you’re still confused and do not agree with the conclusion, try something new. Put butter on both sides of the toast and let it go. Do you think the possibility for the toast landing on its buttered side is inevitable? Try it, its fun!

Why do we call a type of woman’s underwear a “G-string”?

G-string is nothing new, our ancestors used to wear loincloths which are very similar to the G-strings today. Underwear as we know it today, became popular during the 13th century, when it was tied at the waist and knees. Actually Greeks didn’t wear underwear, although the slaves had sort of loincloth. The actual style of G-string in reality comes from the loincloth worn by American Indians. The “g” in G-String actually stands for groin. As time moved loincloth style underwear become popular but in style of G-String as we see it today, but G-String became popular back in 1936 when it was an attire of strippers. Thus the word was first used during 1930’s when the underwear was mainly wore by the strippers as an exclusive and erotic attire.

Today we have different styles of G-string and one has to say “old is gold” after all old fashion is becoming more and more popular now a days.

Why is the book of Christian scriptures called “Bible”?

In order to answer this puzzling question, first we must know the etymology of the word “bible” as it will give you a good idea, why we say “Bible” instead of some other thing.

early 14c., from Anglo-L. biblia, from M.L./L.L. biblia (neuter plural interpreted as fem. sing.), in phrase biblia sacra “holy books,” from Gk. ta biblia to hagia “the holy books,” from biblion “paper, scroll,” the ordinary word for “book,” originally a dim. of byblos “Egyptian papyrus,” possibly so called from the name of the Phoenician port from which Egyptian papyrus was exported to Greece. The port’s name is a Gk. corruption of Phoenician Gebhal (modern Jbeil, Lebanon), said to mean lit. “frontier town” (cf. Heb. gebhul “frontier, boundary,” Arabic jabal “mountain”). The Christian scripture was refered to in Gk. as Ta Biblia as early as c.223. Bible replaced O.E. biblioðece “the Scriptures,” from Gk. bibliotheke, lit. “book-repository” (from biblion + theke “case, chest, sheath”), used of the Bible by Jerome and the common L. word for it until Biblia began to displace it 9c. Figurative sense of “any authoritative book” is from 1804. Bible Belt first attested 1926, reputedly coined by H.L. Mencken.

The holy book of Christian was first called the Bible by the Greeks. But that is not all, it all started when the Phoenicians had found a way to make paper out of papyrus plant in the city of Byblos. And that is why later the Greeks called the paper Biblios. As the time passed somewhere between 350 AD and 400 AD the word bible had originated and was used to describe soley the Christian scriptures.

Greeks play a role in almost everything we see in our daily life.

Phobia? Which one? List of weird ones.

Check out the list and see if you have any of the following Phobias, I have none of them by the way just in case you wanted to know. Before we jump into the list, a small history of the word Phobia and its meaning, just in case some of you don’t know what is Phobia.

Definition – Source Wikipedia

A phobia (from Greek: φόβος, phobos, “fear”), is an irrational, intense, persistent fear of certain situations, activities, things, or people. The main symptom of this disorder is the excessive, unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. When the fear is beyond one’s control, or if the fear is interfering with daily life, then a diagnosis under one of the anxiety disorders can be made.

Etymology

1786, “fear, horror, aversion,” Mod.L., abstracted from compounds in -phobia, from Gk. -phobia, from phobos “fear,” originally “flight” (still the only sense in Homer), but it became the common word for “fear” via the notion of “panic, fright” (cf. phobein “put to flight, frighten”), from PIE base *bhegw- “to run” (cf. Lith. begu “to flee,” O.C.S. begu “flight,” bezati “to flee, run,” O.N. bekkr “a stream”). Psychological sense attested by 1895; phobic (adj.) is from 1897.

My collection –

Paedophobia is a fear of Children.

Phonophobe is a fear of noise.

Telephonophobia is the fear of telephones.

Lachanophobia is the fear of vegetables.

Gynaephobic man who fears women.

Tonsurphobia is the fear of haircuts.

Xenophobia is the fear of strangers.

Zoophobia is the fear of animals.

Triskaidecphobia is the fear of number 13.

Clinophobia is fear of beds.

Nycrophobia is fear of darkness.

Last but not least one of my favorite ones and which will be your favorite one.

Phobatrivaphobia is a fear of trivia about phobias.

If you want to to check out more Phobias then Visit Phobia List

Collection of Fun and Informative Statistical Facts that will blow you away

Disclaimer – I am not sure how well researched are these facts, most of them are correct others I have no idea about. But that is with every statistic fact out there. I have added a little comment after each fact just for fun. They are all SUPER DUPER hilarious share them with friends if you like it…

Here goes the list —

1. Traveling by air is the safest means of transportation. You are more likely to get killed in a car accident or by an animal.

Next time you are traveling by plane, feel comfortable and have a good sleep.

2. A car is stolen almost every minute in the United States.

Next time you are parking your car make sure you have a lock system plus some additional security system

3.  It will take a person more than 100 years + to drive a car to Sun.

Forget about going to Sun by car.

4. More than 50% of the accidents happen during the weekend.

Make sure you drive safely on weekends.

5. A person on average spends almost 10 minutes in shower.

My aunt goes for 2 hours, she loves taking shower.

6. An average person speaks about 30,000+ words per day.

WoW just lots of work, If I were to ask someone to write those 30,000 words he will pass out.

7. The average person spends about 2 years of their life talking over the phone.

I swear to god my mom talks well more than 10 hours a day over phone.

8. An average person spends about 2-3 weeks of his life waiting for the traffic light to change.

That is why I never wait for the light to change and just cross the road.

9. Law of Right – 90% of people who enter a store turn to the right.

I am going for the left side from today

10. 1% of the world population at any given time of a day is drunk

My uncle is drunk 24/7, he is one of them.

11. More than 15 people annually get killed trying to steal from vending machine.

That is why I will always steal from local grocery story. Safe and convenient.

12. Chances of you being murdered is one in twenty thousand.

Now I know why there are so many murders, you can just escape this small margin.

13. Odds of being killed by a dog is one in six hundred thousand.

This is false in case of BullDog

14. Odds of being killed by Blizzard or Tornado is one in a million.

I will be having fun in next Tornado. I have chances of survival.

15. Odds of being killed by falling of the bed are one in three million.

That is why I always sleep on floor.

16. Odds of ending up in mars after waking up are 1 in 5 billion.

I wouldn’t mind the free ride.

17. Odds of being Killed in a car accident is one in ten thousand.

LoL not the case if you are in India.

18. Odds of dying in a bath tub is one in a two million.

I am not taking shower anymore.

19. Only 3 out of 5000 husbands tell their wives daily that they love them.

I never heard my dad say I love you to my mom.

20. Married men tip better than unmarried men.

Ya they come to bar because they are pissed .

21. One out of every 12 people are arrested every year in the US.

I am not walking on the streets of the US again.

22. Believe it or not women shoplift more often than men, the stats are 5 to one.

Always wondered how come my History class teacher wore different wrist watches every day year long.

23. One out of every five people do not know what their astrological sign.

I think I know mine, Oh what was it?

24. Fifty percent of teenager boys say they would rather be RICH than SMART.

Ya very true, everyone wants to be 50 cents or Justin Timberlake now.

25. Most of the population in the US believe in ghost and devil.

I always see ghosts when i am in the US. Now I know why.

26. 55% of men who are divorced feel they are happier after the divorce.

Guess why my uncle divorced.

27. 80% of women who are divorced feel they are happier after the divorce.

Women Women, can’t live with them, can’t live without them.

28. 80% of the WORLD’s population believe that there is a life after death “afterlife”

I do not want to live and afterlife. It is enough for me to live once on this Earth.

29. 200-400 babies are born worldwide every minute.

Control the population people. No doubt why population is so high.

30. 10 babies will be given to wrong parents each day.

I think i was given to wrong parents.

31. 10 million other people share the same birthday as yours.

Wish I knew all these guys.

32. Safest age of life is when you are 10-11years old.

Ya because parents are always over you.

33. You are more likely to get attacked by a walker by than a shark.

I aint walking outside anymore. Gonna do only swimming

34. You are more likely to get killed by a cow than a shark.

This could be true. I have seen it.

35. The percentage of men who wash their hands after using a toilet is only 52%.

I never wash my hands lol, So I wasn’t the only one, nor my friends.

36. The percentage of women who wash their hands after using a toilet is 85%.

I knew my girl is clean, way to go.

37. More than 500 people get injured by their jewelry every month.

My mom is a good example.

38. About 500,000 credit cards in circulation will turn out to have incorrect cardholder information.

My dad name is incorrect on his CC.

Last but not least my favorite of them all.

98% of all the statistics are made up.

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Why do we say Bless You after a sneeze?

Ahh-chooo – Bless you!!

We have all heard the saying “bless you” in fact we hear it almost everyday, further it is not something that only english speakers say, but almost every culture and language. But why? What is so special about it? Why is it that almost every culture use the word when someone sneeze?

English – Bless you

Farsi – Pir Shavi “Get old”

Hindi – Khush Rahi Hoon “be happy”

Persian – “Elahi shokr”(means Thanks god for be health).

For a list of Sneezes around the world – Check out this Site.

As you can see it is not something just around US, Canada, UK or Australia but many other places. Time to answer the puzzling question. But why do we say Bless You instead of something else.

To answer this question we have to go back at early times, because there are many possible answers for this certain question. First of all, the word bless you was actually God Bless you or May God Bless You, over time people start using bless you.

First possible answer is that in medieval times people believed that when someone sneezed their body was rejecting demons. by saying “god bless you” they were hoping to guard against the evil spirits entering the body again.

The tradition of saying Bless You also comes from the plague of 1665 when sneezing was first symptoms of the disease. The plague was so life-threatening that infection of the disease meant certain death. Thus the symptoms was greeted with the prayer God Bless You, and through time it became popular and people started using it.

To know more about the Black Plague of 1665 please try Google or Wikipedia. It was one of the most dangerous diseases to hit to date.

How the word “buck” came to mean dollar?

Now we have all heard it right? You go to a store and you buy a pepsi or something and at the counter the Cashier says “its 2 buck” or in daily life when you ask a friend or someone asks you, they always use this expression: do you have a buck or two? My point is we use the word “BUCK” a lot in place of a dollar.

But have you every wondered why do we call a dollar a BUCK?

Hold your horses, today you will learn another piece of Killer tidbid that I doubt any normal person knows out there but its always a fun one to talk about, at party or somewhere and you can always show yourself as the “know it all kinda guy“.

Before, I answer the question, we have to know a bit about the word Dollar and Buck.

Dollar according to Etymology Dictionary, (for those of you that do not know what is Etymology here is a short definition “the history of a linguistic form (as a word) shown by tracing its development since its earliest recorded occurrence in the language where it is found, by tracing its transmission from one language to another, by analyzing it into its component parts, by identifying its cognates in other languages, or by tracing it and its cognates to a common ancestral form in an ancestral language“)

Dollar

1553, from Low Ger. daler, from Ger. taler (1540, later thaler), abbrev. of Joachimstaler, lit. “(gulden) of Joachimstal,” coin minted 1519 from silver from mine opened 1516 near Joachimstal, town in Erzgebirge Mountains in northwest Bohemia. Ger. Tal is cognate with Eng. dale. Ger. thaler was a large silver coin of varying value in the Ger. states (and a unit of the Ger. monetary union of 1857-73 equal to three marks); it was also a currency unit in Denmark and Sweden. Eng. colonists in America used the word in ref. to Spanish pieces of eight. Continental Congress July 6, 1785, adopted dollar when it set up U.S. currency, on suggestion of Gouverneur Morris and Thomas Jefferson, because the term was widely known but not British. But none were actually used until 1794. The dollar sign ($) is said to derive from the image of the Pillars of Hercules, stamped with a scroll, on the Spanish piece of eight. Phrase dollars to doughnuts attested from 1890; dollar diplomacy is from 1910.

Buck according to Etymology Dictionary

O.E. bucca “male goat,” from P.Gmc. *bukkon (cf. M.Du. boc, O.H.G. boc, O.N. bokkr), perhaps from a PIE base *bhugo (cf. Avestan buza “buck, goat,” Arm. buc “lamb”), but some speculate that it is from a lost pre-Gmc. language. Apparently O.E. also had buc “male deer.” The two words (if truly separate) were fully merged by c.1100. Verb is 1848, apparently with a sense of “jump like a buck.” Meaning of “dollar” is 1856, Amer.Eng., perhaps an abbreviation of buckskin, a unit of trade among Indians and Europeans in frontier days, attested in this sense from 1748. Buckshot is first recorded 1447; buck up “cheer up” is from 1844. Pass the buck is first recorded in the lit. sense 1865, Amer.Eng.:

Now, that we know the history behind the two words, it is time to answer the actual question – Why do we call a dollar a buck?

It is said that the Indians taught the European settlers the value of a buck, because just like goat, gold or other lifestock buckskin was used as a unit of trading, and from buckskin came the word buck, but that is not the reason why a dollar is called a buck. It became popular from the expression “the buck stops here” which was a well known used line in the game of frontier poker, in which the back was a knife made of buckhorn and that was passed around the table to indicate the person who was dealing, each time a hand was finished the dealer passed the buck to the next player and this is where the word BUCK became popular and was used as dollar.

Point to be noted

The dollar sign ($) is said to derive from the image of the Pillars of Hercules, stamped with a scroll, on the Spanish piece of eight. Phrase dollars to doughnuts attested from 1890; dollar diplomacy is from 1910.

It is a good thing that I myself am learning few new things, I did not know where the $ signed came from, now I know it. In a sense we are all learning and everyday we learn a new thing.

Stumblers on Beauty – How to look beautiful?

Is beauty for everyone? From the days of the Queen of Sheba to the days of the Jersey Lily, beauty has played a role in the power struggle among dynasties and in the lives of the most powerful of men. The question of how to be beautiful also answers the question of how to be powerful. This question is far more important to the female than any other kind of abstract subject. If women are to control, influence, and govern the adoration of their fathers, brothers, lovers, husbands, or even cousins, they must be able to look their best at all times.

It is a fact that not all women are born with good features; despite this, they can look pretty well. That is, deformities can be corrected and they can develop a more beautiful physique. The first step towards beauty deals with having good health and its first element is cleanliness. Keep everything clean, wash yourself, and bathe consistently. All the skin wants is action and it will take care of itself. In bathing, it is not recommended to plunge directly into ice-cold water because it takes a woman with strong constitution and grit to endure such. And if hot bath is preferred, it should be taken prior to sleeping because there is less potential of taking cold after.

Using a flesh-brush can provide benefits and you should thoroughly rinse off any leftover soap-suds afterwards by rubbing yourself with coarse bathing gloves. The most essential aspect in bathing is the act of drying; the whole body must be rubbed until it becomes glowingly red. A crash towel should be used to finish off the drying. If inadequate friction is given, using bay rum at the palm of the hand can be efficacious. The ladies who have enough leisure time can take a sponge bath thrice a week and a sun bath daily. In order to aid this practice, living in the east or south of the apartment is preferred. When the woman denudes herself and sits close to the winder, she will be able to get the warm rays of the sun.

The effects of these rays can be delightful. But if she is restless, she can dance in the sunlight instead. On the other hand, if she does not like to dance, an alternative would be to brush her hair using pulverized borax and sulfur water. She will be able to wipe off the dust from the previous day from her locks. Such care is not necessary for the head but it is good for the hair.

A highly useful item in the toilet is ammonia. Putting a few drops of this into the water will clean out the pores. Wash the face using flesh-brush and putting this on the lips will tone its color. It would be great to bathe the eyes as well because it will increase its brightness. Remember to always rub the eyes towards the nose when washing. And if the eyebrows are irregular, make it a point to pinch the hair where they are the thickest. But if the eyebrows show the tendency to meet, you need to avoid this by pulling out the hair.

Orientalism can turn a woman’s attention to her eyelashes; it must be long and drooping because otherwise, it is worthless. The desire for this feature is so prevalent that make-up artists and hairdressers inevitably have a lot of customers who want to invigorate their lashes and eyebrows. In order to obtain the beautiful results you want, put a balsam of nitric oxid mixed with a leaf of lead into its roots. After the application, wash it with camel’s brush dipped in milk. Tiny scissors must be used to trim the lashes every other day. Once you get the results, avoid touching the lids with your finger. More beauty is contained in the eyebrows and in the sweeping lashes than most people are aware of. Usually, lusterless eyes can achieve beauty when it is fringed with elongated lashes. Many women have this habit of rubbing their eyes to remove dust; but unless this action is done with minimal friction, the hair will become space. It may be necessary to pencil the eye’s corners. And instead of putting perfume on your handkerchief, put the perfume on the earlobes and in the eyebrows.

If you have a problem with thick lips, it can be reduced through compression. On the other hand, if you have a problem with thin lips, it can be modified through suction. This will draw blood to the surface which will produce inflation. There is a mistaken perception that biting your lips will redden them but the skin there is actually very thin. Biting then will make it susceptible to derangement, parchment, and even scarring. But above all things, keep in mind to have good breath all the time.

It is impossible for everyone to have beautiful hands but there is no reason why it should be ill-kept. Red hands can be resolved by putting the feet into hot water regularly. And if your skin is dry and hard, use oat-meal soap and tar; saturate it with glycerine. Make it a point to wear gloves when you go to sleep as well. Remember not to bathe your hands in hot water and don’t wash when it is unnecessary. There are many women who have while, soft hands; they do not put them into water. Instead, they use rubber gloves when using the toiler. Their hands are cared for using glycerin and it is dried by using cotton flannel or chamois-skin. The same treatment can also be applied to the face with similar results. If these methods are used, it might be best to keep it from men.

Secrets of Beauty

“Fashion” is also evident in complexion as it is in boots and bonnets. Sometimes, it is seen as nature; other times, it is seen as art. In the latter case, there is an inferior phase that has not yet reached the point of “concealment”. This is the point where extremes and artifice perfection meets to present artlessness. No person with an observant mind, ones who are used to English matrons and maids, can possibly deny that make-up has an amateurish aspect. Reds and whites will glow one week after another in the unskilled hands of a wearer of these “false colors”. This is a person who dislikes asking for advice on such as delicate subject because asking might not be well-received.

The prevalent narrow-mindedness of our times is partly because of the excessive use of powder and rouge. The wearer of the powder sees herself far away; she knows she is incapable of judging her complexion when it is almost touching a mirror. And when she is standing far away, she accentuates her flowers in a way that looks pleasing rather than starting a person with a long sight. She also cannot tone down the rouge and her powdered hair. But take note that powder is only to be used in the evening because it will look dreadful in the morning.

On the other hand though, there are also some women who are clever enough in using make-up on their faces that a person is inclined to permit the practice because of the result. However, these types of women are the minority and it is highly likely that this will be the prevailing trend because they will not share their secrets.

Confidence can also reveal new beauty. One of the clever ones asked her friend at a party who was rubbing her cheeks thoroughly with a coarse towel, “Must you always do that?”

“Of course, every time I come in after walking or riding. Why?”

“It is no wonder that you look older than you are. You are wearing out your skin!”

“But I need to wash.”

“Of course you need to wash but not like that. Now, listen to my advice; don’t wash before or after you go out for fresh air because it will injure the skin. Look into this mirror; do you see the streakiness of your skin and the lines around your eyes? That is the result of your assault on your complexion. You already look older at this moment than when you did ten minutes ago at the park.”

“Well, I do. I now look enough to be your mother. You always looked so young.”

“It is because I try to take care of my skin. I use rain-water and if it is impossible to get, I try to use filtered water. And when I go to dinner, I use milk for my face and add hot water to make it pleasant. And a fine towel and soft sponge take the place of the coarse towel you are using.”

About two or three years ago, there was a lady of Oriental descent. She spent a season in London, she has a brownish complexion with a tinge of yellow and her features were irregular. But it was redeemed by lovely and very expressive eyes and her perfect taste in clothes that she attracted attention wherever she went. She was always dressed in the dullest russets, crimsons, or rich brown colors; she managed to give off hints and suggestions. Brilliant amber and scarlet will appear where they should to impact brilliance to her coloring and abstract the yellow from the skin. There is also a knot of gold satin at her throat, the rim of her bonnet, and even at the lace at the wrists which brightens up her subdued costume. Her clothes always look as if it had been designed by a colorist and her rouge is really unnecessary. The surroundings seem to be arranged for her complexion instead of the other way around.

Aside from the disagreeable feeling of having make-up on the face though, you must remember that using white powder can destroy the skin’s texture. It will make it dry and rough later on. The author of “Book of Perfumes”, Rimmel, actually said that rouge itself is actually harmless but that white cosmetics can consist of other substances that can damage the health. So he advices any actors or actress to choose cosmetics will utter care in order to preserve their complexion. They should also observe the following routine: rest, open air, exercise, and cold water.

In another chapter of the book, the author states that schonada which is the cosmetic popular among Arabs is innocuous and effective at the same time. It consists of sublimated benzion which acts as a stimulant to the skin. It gives natural colors without the inconveniences associated with European cosmetics. It is a well-know fact that a white powder named bismuth can injure the nerves when used constantly; it can even cause paralysis because of its lead content.

In putting make-up to the eyes, the most important thing to remember is not to put anything that can injure it. Using kohl or kohol may be quite harmless. Egyptian ladies use kohol that is created by burning almonds. A small bag of kohol and a rounded-point pin are part of the toiletries of beautiful women in Cairo. However, women in Cairo make the mistake of beautifying their eyes the exact same way and their sisters in England also make the same mistake. The hairpin that is soaked in lampblack is often the method of darkening the eyes in England. Cologne is also sometimes dropped to the eyes in the effort to make them brighter; this method can be quite painful and it is believed that half dozen whiskey of the same quantity can be quite as effective when ingested with a lump of sugar.

High Heels

Women will look taller and slimmer when she wears a long dress compared to when she is dressed in a short costume. In addition, there is always a way of showing her week by making the front of the dress shorter; this also gives a youthful appeal to any train dress. The greatest attention must be concentrated at the feet of the train dress. However, high heels are quite forbidden by fashion because only boots are cheap shoes can be worn by the common people. In fact, a good boot-maker is not making any high heels right now even if they are paid almost double to do so.

If you are wearing boots, you can wear stockings because no one will see them anyway. But if you decide to wear shoes, you should match your stockings with your dress. Scotch thread, floss silk, or even cotton stockings can be used for walking. Meanwhile, the silk stockings are best for evening wear. Day stockings need to be the same color as the dress you’re wearing but you can wear it dotted, stripped, and shaded depending on your preference. Take note that white stockings are forbidden during daytime.

Appear Graceful when Walking

The real secret of walking and standing erectly is the keep the chin away from the breast. You need to throw your head in a backward and upward position; the shoulders will naturally straighten to their natural position when you do this as well. People who stoop when walking will generally look downward but the proper way is actually to look straight ahead at eye level. If you have the tendency to stoop though, you need to look above instead of below eye level. It is said that mountaineers are “straight as an arrow” because they need to look upward most of the time. It is impossible to stoop when walking when you follow this rule. You will notice that round-shouldered people have their chin pointing downward and they are carrying it near their breast. So heed the warning this time and follow your grandmother’s advice; this is because bad habits are more easily prevented than cured.

Caspian Sea is not a sea get your facts right

You would be amazed to know that contrary to popular belief Caspian Sea is not a SEA. A short extrait from Wikipedia on Caspian Sea.

The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed body of water on Earth by area, variously classed as the world’s largest lake or a full-fledged sea. It has a surface area of 371,000 square kilometers (143,244 sq mi) and a volume of 78,200 cubic kilometers (18,761 cu mi). It is an endorheic body of water (has no outflows), and lies between the southern areas of the Russian Federation and northern Iran. It has a maximum depth of about 1025 meters (3,363 ft).

Now to the belief, first of all one has to know what is Sea and what goes into the category of a Sea. A sea is a body of water connected to the ocean, like Mediterranean Sea or Caribbean Sea or the Arabian Sea. Whereas the ever so popular Caspian Sea is a body of water that is surrounded by land.

It is amazing that almost everyone gets this wrong, probably because of popular belief. Next time you pissed at your teacher throw this one at him/her see if they can get it.

Sometimes I feel like that my blog in a way is a weapon for those kids that want to challenge their teachers knowledge, which was always something of a hobby to me, to know how much my teachers knew about some stuff.

Shortest English sentence using all the letters of the alphabet

You already know the longest name, the longest English word, the hairiest family and many other stuff. But this time around I want to share with you guys, the shortest English sentence ever using all the letters of the alphabet. There are 26 letters in the English alphabet. A complete English sentence must have a subject and predicate. You cannot have a complete sentence without them. Thus coming up with the shortest English sentence that uses all the letters of the alphabet is not an easy task. By the way, a sentence that contains all letters of the alphabet is called Pangram. Such sentences are also called holalphabetic sentences. Further to clear up things, the shortest complete sentence using all the English alphabet is not “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” which is stated by WikiAnswers. The fact that it is not the shortest is because it is 35 letters whereas the shortest one is 31 letters only.

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Next time you are talking to your english teacher make sure that you throw this one on him/her. A good one for class discussion.