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'Eye' at the center of the galaxy

Coiled Creature

Coiled Creature

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has imaged a wild creature of the dark -- a coiled galaxy with an eye-like object at its center.The 'eye' at the center of the galaxy is actually a monstrous black hole surrounded by a ring of stars. In this color-coded infrared view from Spitzer, the area around the invisible black hole is blue and the ring of stars, white.

The galaxy, called NGC 1097 and located 50 million light-years away, is spiral-shaped like our Milky Way, with long, spindly arms of stars.

The black hole is huge, about 100 million times the mass of our sun, and is feeding off gas and dust, along with the occasional unlucky star. Our Milky Way's central black hole is tame in comparison, with a mass of a few million suns.

The ring around the black hole is bursting with new star formation. An inflow of material toward the central bar of the galaxy is causing the ring to light up with new stars. And, the galaxy's red spiral arms and the sw…

Google Know It..

1.The reason the google page is so bare is because the founder didn't know HTML and just wanted a quick interface.

Due to the sparseness of the homepage, in early user tests they noted people just kept sitting staring at the screen, waiting for the rest to
appear. To solve the particular problem the Google Copyright message was inserted to act as an end of page marker.

2.Google started as a research project by Larry page and Sergey Brin when they were 24 and 23 years respectively. Google's mission statement is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.

The company's first office was in a garage, in Menlo Park, California. Google's first employee was Craig Silverstein, now Google's director of technology.

The basis of Google's search technology is called PageRank that assigns an "importance" value to each page on the web and gives it a rank to determine how useful it is. However, that is not why it is called Pa…

The Largest Hindu Temple

The Largest Hindu Temple
It is not in India but in Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
[1] Overview

Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat) is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. The largest and best-preserved temple at Angkor, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre- first Hindu, then Buddhist- since its foundation. The te mple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors drawn by its architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs and the numerous devatas adorning its walls.

[2] Main Entrance

The main entrance to the temple proper, seen from the eastern end of the Naga causeway

[3] History

An 1866 photograph of Angkor Wat by Emile Gsell
The initial design and construction of the temple took place in the first half of the …

Holi......Holi Festival of Colour

The ancient Hindu festival of Holi falls on late February or on early March. Allegedly named after the mythical demoness Holika, it is a day when the feast of colours is celebrated. The festival is of a week. However it's only the last day that is observed by all with colours. Phagu is another name for Holi where Phagu means the sacred red powder and Pune is the full moon day, on which the festival ends. People can be seen wandering through the streets either on foot or on some vehicle, with a variety of colours smeared over them.

Families and friends get together and celebrate the occasion with a lot of merry making. This spring time celebration is also an outburst of youthful exuberance in which throwing colours and water bolloons (lolas) on passer- by is acceptable.

Yoga ....Yoga

Yoga is a healing system of theory and practice. It is a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures, and meditation that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. [1][2]

While yoga evolved as a spiritual practice in Hinduism, in the Western world, a part of yoga, known as Asana, has grown popular as a form of purely physical exercise. Some Western forms have little or nothing to do with Hinduism or spirituality, but are simply a way of keeping fit and healthy.

Yoga was introduced to American society in the late 19th century by Swami Vivekananda, the founder of the Vedanta Society.[citation needed] He believed that India has an abundance of spiritual wealth and that yoga is a method that could help those who were bound by the materialism of capitalist societies to achieve spiritual well-being.

A survey released in May 2004 by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine focused on who used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), what was used, and wh…

The Greater Mithila.....

Maithili, an Eastern Indic language, is spoken in Mithila. Maithili has previously been considered a dialect of both Hindi and Bengali. Today Maithili, is recognized in the Eighth Schedule of Indian official languages. Maithili sounds sweet and soft to outsiders, who often cannot tell whether an argument is taking place.

The Mithila region is rich with culture and traditions. People respect their parents, believe in peaceful life and have a strong belief in God. They worship the goddess of Power Durga. Every home of Mithila has own God or Goddess named Kuldevta. They generally live in larger families. The Hindu festivals are widely celebrated: Holi, Diwali, Durga Puja, Chhath and Shivratri.
A Mundan ceremony in Mithila.

The Mundan ceremony is a very popular tradition in Mithila. A child's hair is shaved for the first time, accompanied by bhoj (a party) and (sometimes extravagant) celebrations.

The Maithili marriage traditions are important to the people and unique to the region. The c…

Workout Motivation Tips

There will be days (everyday?) when you don’t feel like doing your workout.

Sometimes you don’t want to get out of bed.

Sometimes you don’t want to leave your office because you feel like there are too many deadlines (but this is when you need a workout the most!).

Sometimes you don’t want to end story time with the kids only to head down to the basement gym.

It even happens to me.

But I knew how I’d feel like a million bucks after the workout.

And in the end, I know I can’t let myself become “soft” and start skipping workouts. I have to lead by example.

But if you are set on achieving a goal, then when it’s workout time, come heck or high water you’ve got to bear down and do the job.

Workout Motivation Tips

1) Reward yourself. Finish your workout and treat yourself to a magazine, a TV show, some extra time with your family, some new songs for your IPOD, or even a little extra time for yourself.

2) Or set up a punishment for missing workouts. Skip the workout, put Rs.100/$20 into a jar to spend…

5 rules for a long and healthy life.

1. Eat A Variety of Foods especially Fruits and Vegetables.
It's ok to eat cake and ice cream sometimes but your best choice it to eat a lot of different things. Then you are more likely to get all the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Try this to get your 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day: 1/2 cup of strawberries on your cereal in the morning, 10 baby carrots and two broccolis at lunch, a cup of fruit juice and a 1/2 cup of salsa and chips for snack.

2. Drink WATER and MILK most of the time.
When you are thirsty, cold water is the best to drink. You also need a lot of calcium in your diet and milk gives you that. It is ok to have 100% juice but don't drink too many sodas or sugary drinks.

3. Listen to your Body.
When you eat make sure you know when you are full. Eating too much can make you uncomfortable and make you weigh too much. If you are full - then don't eat.

4. Limit your Screen Time.
This means don't spend too much time in front of the TV, playing video…

The 11 Rule

You likely all know the 10 rule (to multiply by 10, just add a 0 behind the number) but do you know the 11 rule? It is as easy! You should be able to do this one in you head for any two digit number. Practice it on paper first!

To multiply any two digit number by 11:

* For this example we will use 54.
* Separate the two digits in you mind (5__4).
* Notice the hole between them!
* Add the 5 and the 4 together (5+4=9)
* Put the resulting 9 in the hole 594. That's it! 11 x 54=594

The only thing tricky to remember is that if the result of the addition is greater than 9, you only put the "ones" digit in the hole and carry the "tens" digit from the addition. For example 11 x 57 ... 5__7 ... 5+7=12 ... put the 2 in the hole and add the 1 from the 12 to the 5 in to get 6 for a result of 627 ... 11 x 57 = 627

Multiply Up to 20X20 In Your Head

In just FIVE minutes you should learn to quickly multiply up to 20x20 in your head. With this trick, you will be able to multiply any two numbers from 11 to 19 in your head quickly, without the use of a calculator.

I will assume that you know your multiplication table reasonably well up to 10x10.

Try this:

* Take 15 x 13 for an example.
* Always place the larger number of the two on top in your mind.
* Then draw the shape of Africa mentally so it covers the 15 and the 3 from the 13 below. Those covered numbers are all you need.
* First add 15 + 3 = 18
* Add a zero behind it (multiply by 10) to get 180.
* Multiply the covered lower 3 x the single digit above it the "5" (3x5= 15)
* Add 180 + 15 = 195.

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Feet.......... the best part of the body.....

Just check this out……
The Organs of your body have their sensory touches at the bottom of your foot, if you massage these points you will find relief from aches and pains as you can see the organs are on right and left foot, the heart is on the left foot.

This time, it put organs on the feet as they are. Typically they are shown as points and arrows to show which organ it connects to.

It is indeed correct since the nerves connected to these organs terminate here.

This is covered in great details in Acupressure studies or textbooks.

God created our body so well that he thought of even this. He made us walk so that we will always be pressing these pressure points and thus keeping these organs activated at all times.

So, keep walking..........

Useful Info about Blood Group...

Useful Info about Blood Group...

Ten things God won't ask:

1...God won't ask what kind of car you drove;

He'll ask how many people you drove who didn't have transportation.

2...God won't ask the square footage of your house,

He'll ask how many people you welcomed into your home.

3...God won't ask about the clothes you had in your closet,

He'll ask how many you helped to clothe.

4...God won't ask what your highest salary was,

He'll ask if you compromised your character to obtain it.

5...God won't ask what your job title was,

He'll ask if you performed your job to the best of your ability.

6...God won't ask how many friends you had,

He'll ask how many people to whom you were a friend.

7...God won't ask in what neighborhood you lived,

He'll ask how you treated your neighbors.

8...God won't ask about the color of your skin,

He'll ask about the content of your character.

9...God won't ask why it took you so long to seek Salvation,

He'll lovingly …

Drinking cold water after a meal.

Drinking cold water after a meal.

This is a very good article. Not only about the warm water after your
meal, but about people and their heart attacks.

This makes sense.... the Chinese and Japanese dr ink hot tea with their
meals...not cold water... maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit
while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain...

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to
you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal.
However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just
consumed. It will slow down the digestion.
Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be
absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the
intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer.
It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks: Not every heart attack symptom is

going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw



To find LPG cylinder's expiry date

To find LPG cylinder's expiry date----IMPORTANT
Have u ever heard about LPG gas cylinder's expire date. i also didn't know.

How to find LPG cylinder's expiry date

Very important information.
Most of us do not know this.
Do you know that there is an expiry date (physical life) for LPG
Expired Cylinders are not safe for use and may cause accidents. In this
regard please be cautious at the time of accepting any LPG cylinder
from the

Here is how we can check the expiry of LPG cylinders:
On one of three side stems of the cylinder, the expiry date is coded
numerically as follows A or B or C or D and some two digit number
this e.g. D06.
The alphabets stand for quarters -
A for March (First Qtr),
B for June (Second Qtr),
C for Sept (Third Qtr), &
D for December (FourthQtr).
The digits stand for the year till it is valid.
Hence D06 would mean December qtr of 2006.

Beauty of Mathematics !!!!!!!

Absolutely amazing!

Beauty of Mathematics !!!!!!!

1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 1111…

BBC says about Taj Mahal---Hidden Truth

BBC says about Taj Mahal---Hidden Truth - Never say it is a Tomb
Aerial view of the Taj Mahal

The interior water well

Frontal view of the Taj Mahal and dome

Close up of the dome with pinnacle


No one has ever challenged it except Prof. P. N. Oak, who believes the
whole world has been duped. In his book Taj Mahal: The True Story, Oak says
Taj Mahal is not Queen Mumtaz's tomb but an ancient Hindu temple palace of
Lord Shiva (then known as Tejo Mahalaya ) . In the course of his research O
ak discovered that the Shiva temple palace was usurped by Shah Jahan from
then Maharaja of Jaipur, Jai Singh. In his own court ch ronicle,
Shah Jahan admits that an exceptionally beautiful grand mansion in Agra
was taken from Jai SIngh for Mumtaz's burial . The ex-Maharaja of Jaipur
retains in his secret collection two orders from Shah Jahan for
surrendering the Taj building. Using captured temples and mansions, as a
burial place for
dead courtiers and royalty was a common…