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Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Rat Story


This article is Originally written by Amna Munir. It was posted in her blog Enchanting Heaven.

© Emmy▪

This is a true story, all characters are real except for a little bit additions by me.

On the other corner of the city, I have a friend. I asked him to write this down himself but he totally refused saying " that's disgusting". But if you ask me,
i think " It's really cute."
Now you guys must be curious what is so special which has got two contradictory opinions.
So here I share the unforgettable experience of my friend with you in his pen.

One night I was sitting on my couch relaxing after a hectic day at university when I heard a rasping sound in my ears, ignoring it and thinking that it might be some strayed cat munching on my waste basket I switched on the TV. My favorite show was being aired so forgetting everything I was endorsed in the captivating cast and twisty story. I never know when I was lost in beauty sleep when I was woke up by something damp creeping over my foot. Suddenly opening eyes,scared, I looked around if there was some froggie or its mate but there was nothing like that.Everything went fine later that night but I couldn't get more sleep and spent the night guessing what i could be.

They look cute, but trust me they are disgusting =p

Einstein: Greatest Frank-ish Mind!

If you'd ask me a couple of months ago I had no interest in Einstein what so ever. I actually hated him because of his loads work in the field of science. I hated him because its the students like me who have to suffer in the end. Learning what's Thermodynamic fluctuations, What's the Speed of light ( Do you know what's your speed? I bet you don't), Memorize unheard terms such as Cosmology, Wormholes, even the Energy momentum pseudo tensor, also the 'easiest' of things such as 10 Equations of Field Motion. In short half the tensions in the world are due to Einstein.

But then this FRANK-ISH thing happened! I was forced to love Einstein and in this deep feeling of love I'm writing this masterpiece. Its a tribute to Einstein and a dedication for Muneestein! :D

Here are five facts about Einstein that will make you love him even more :)

1. Einstein was mad.
After his death in the year 1955, Einstein's brain was preserved for research purposes as he was considered the foremost genius of all times and this fact was only revealed 23 years after his death in 1978. But the research revealed some interesting stuff about Einstein. In addition to the Glial cells, which are helpful in calculations and numerical, he had some unknown germs in his brain. After further research It was revealed that these cells are helpful in making people go mad. It also revealed that Einstein had the first attack of insanity when he first joined school, the second attack when he joined college and then these attacks were a regular routine whenever he tried to experiment or thought of an equation. This disease was named as 'Einsteiaria'. These germs are still being transferred both genetically and physically to the students all over the world but no cure has yet been discovered!


Almost 60% of Einstein's Brain was Madness Germs
2. Einstein loved new hair style.
Instead of going to hair saloons he used his laboratory for all the new hair styles. Whenever he wanted a new hair style he would just blow up a vessel or the related equipment and that was it! He had a new hair style. Same was the case with dyeing hairs, he used to try variety of colors by just mixing different chemicals and stuff! Generally the reason is thought to be the brain cells which were present that helped his hairs grow such beautiful but It is speculated that his latest and the last hair style was after the famous character 'Larry' from the show 'Three Stooges'. Have a look for yourself! 


Einstein------------------------------Larry
3. Einstein Failed in Mathematics: 
The world is divided into two over this question. Did Einstein Failed Mathematics? All our lives we have been advised to follow Einstein who failed in Mathematics but still became a great Scientist. When I did further research and Interviewed Einstein just before his death that's what Einstein told me " Umm Well the relation between me and mathematics has always been a tenuous one. I considered becoming a mathematician, but choose physics because I felt it could lead to more significant truths about reality and here's a secret! Don't you dare tell anyone! I hated mathematics and never understood even a single word, you see my hairs? thanks to Mathematics'. Some of Einstein lovers also say that Einstein learned differential equations and Integration at the age of 15 here's what Einstein had to say " LMAO!! I had the solution manual to the course books I was studying, and yeah Maths was easy whenever the manual was with me! ' A fact also remains that he frequently enlisted the aid of other mathematicians, including his first wife, to check his work for errors, and they were frequently found.

Just an hour after his masterpiece

Einstein's Masterpiece 
4. Why did Einstein stick His Tongue out?
There are many theories about this but I can safely tell you people that the real answer to this question is that He never brushed his teeth. Although the story goes like this..  On Einstein's 72nd birthday on March 14, 1951, His friend Arthur Sasse, who was also a photographer was trying to persuade him to smile for the camera, but having smiled for photographers many times that day, Einstein stuck out his tongue instead. For no reason at all this photograph became one of the most popular ever taken of Einstein, often used in merchandise depicting him in a 'lighthearted' sense. After extensive research and meeting his wife and family members I was able to find out the exact reason. His wife was also present when this 'Incident' took place. ' Einstein was a lazy man. He only brushed his teeth twice a month or at most only on weekends. I still remember that on his birthday when he was smiling, all the photographers were disgusted to see his dirty teeth and a few of them even pictured his dirty teeth.' So after all this humiliation he decided to stick out his tongue instead of showing his teeth.
After the Humiliation
Einstein's Teeth
5. Einstein was a thief.
Einstein was fond of stealing. His hobbies include, Stealing, plagiarizing, copying, teasing, taunting, sticking his tongue out. In his autobiography, 'Einstein: The bald with Sticky Tongue Out' he revealed that he had lots of chances to practice his hobbies, especially stealing and plagiarizing. Most of the people know that Einstein had most of his Ideas while sleeping (Let me tell you, the Ideas I have while dreaming are too Wicked to practice in real life, so how could Einstein could?! :D ) Is that Possible? For the most Intelligent person of the 20th Century to have all his Ideas, theories, laws while sleeping and dreaming? Pffffttt!
  • His photon theory of light was stolen from James Maxwell who wrote an article to this effect for the 1878 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
  • The explanation of Brownian motion in liquids; This movement had first been observed by the Scottish botanist Robert Brown in 1827.
  • The special theory of relativity was stolen from Henri PoincarĂ©, who was the foremost expert on relativity in the late 19th century and the first person to formally present the theory of relativity.

Here is a photographic proof of how Einstein fooled the world.


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mawaz Khan Mirza's Work!

This Beautiful work is done by Mirza Mawaz Khan. For more of his work do visit his Deviantart Gallery and to contact him, here is his Facebook Profile. 

Hope you like and appreciate this work because when I saw it for the first time I loved it! =)





Aalia

His first female illustration done completely in Photoshop CS5, keeping in view that this is a completely fictional creation.
                              





 2 Shots, converted to HDR presenting the green fields during the crop season in Sialkot.

Stirling Engine

The Stirling engine is basically a heat engine that is vastly different from the internal-combustion engine. It was Invented by Robert Stirling in 1816, the Stirling engine has the potential to be much more efficient than a gasoline or diesel engine. A Stirling engine uses the Stirling cycle,­ which is unlike the cycles used in internal-combustion engines.

Working:
The engine is designed so that the working gas is generally compressed in the colder portion of the engine and expanded in the hotter portion resulting in a net conversion of heat into work. An internal Regenerative heat exchanger increases the Stirling engine's thermal efficiency compared to simpler hot air engines lacking this feature.

Here is a look at the three main types of Stirling Engine and their working.

Alpha Type Stirling Engine:
An alpha Stirling contains two power pistons in separate cylinders, one hot and one cold. The hot cylinder is situated inside the high temperature heat exchanger and the cold cylinder is situated inside the low temperature heat exchanger. This type of engine has a high power-to-volume ratio but has technical problems due to the usually high temperature of the hot piston and the durability of its seals. In practice, this piston usually carries a large insulating head to move the seals away from the hot zone at the expense of some additional dead space.

Alpha type Stirling Engine



Sunday, June 26, 2011

Three Rules for a Happy Life

Three rules for a happy Life!



1) Make others happy ...

2) Stay sincere from the heart ...
3) Never lie ...



Monday, June 20, 2011

The Chukchi People (Habitants of Ice)

At the very North of Russia (Siberia) there are many Paleo-Siberian, small and old group of people who have lived on the white lands for many years. Among those one group of people are called Chukchi who live near the Chukchi Peninsula and the shores of the Chukchi Sea and the Bering Sea region of the Arctic Ocean within the Russian Federation.



The Chukchi are traditionally divided into two main types, Maritime Chukchi, who had settled homes on the coast and lived primarily from sea mammal hunting and are shepherds, or the Reindeer Chukchi, who nomadised in the inland tundra region with their herds of reindeer. The name "Chukchi" is a Russian word which is derived from the Chukchi word Chauchu (rich in reindeer), which was used by the 'Reindeer Chukchi' to distinguish themselves from the 'Maritime Chukchi,' called Anqallyt (the sea people). The indigenous name for a member of the Chukchi ethnic group as a whole is Luoravetlan (literally 'true person').
The known history of Chukchi people start from the early 15-16th centuries when the Chukchi People were driven away from their lands by the Yukaghir tribes. They had to move to the very East of the country where the Asian Escimos lived and shared the land with them. Their relations were always quite peaceful and very soon their peoples mixed together and started speaking the mixed Chukchi-Escimo language.



Then in the year 1729, Russia started severe Military actions against the Chukchi people but that lead to no result at all due to which in the year 1760 it was realized that lots of ammunition and money has been wasted to finish these people so the Military operation was stopped..

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Egg First or Hen? (The Answer)

Egg first or hen

Egg First or Chicken First? This is a question that must have been asked from you several times, and that's for sure, you would never have been able to answer it..

If you would say that the egg came first then you would find it difficult to answer that how did it came without a hen? If you wanted to answer that the hen came first, you will have no logical explanation of how that could be possible without an egg.

Its very Interesting actually that this question has a long history and people, even philosophers have been unable to answer it. For many ancient philosophers, this question was related to how life and the universe started. Aristotle was of the view that 'If there has been a first man he must have been born without father or mother – which is repugnant to nature. For there could not have been a first egg to give a beginning to birds, or there should have been a first bird which gave a beginning to eggs; for a bird comes from an egg.'

Friday, June 17, 2011

Top 10 Fastest Animals

Cheetah

1 - Cheetah (71 mph / 114 kmh)

A member of the cat family, the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) leads the way as the world's fastest mammal. Capable of speeds between 70-75 miles per hour, the cheetah can run at this speed for up to 1,500 feet (460m), and has been recorded accelerating from 0-60mph in just 3 seconds - faster than most sports cars.


Pronghorn Antelope

2 - Pronghorn Antelope (57 mph / 95 mph)

The Pronghorn Antelope (Antilocapra americana), or Pronghorn Buck, is a hoofed mammal native to North America. It is built for maximum predator evasion, with speeds recorded varying from 40-57mph. Although slower than the cheetah, the Pronghorn is capable of maintaining its top speed over much longer distances due to its large heart and lungs.

Blue Wildebeest

3 - Blue Wildebeest (50mph / 80kmh)

One of two species of wildebeest, the Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) is a grazing animal found in Southern and East Africa. With so many natural predators including lions, hyenas, cheetahs and crocodiles, the blue wildebeest move in large migratory herds and are capable of speeds up to 50mph when necessary.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Love Quote

‎"We all want to fall in love. Why? Because that experience makes us feel completely alive. Where every sense is heightened, every emotion is magnified, our everyday reality is shattered and we are flying into the heavens. It may only last a moment, and hour, an afternoon. But that doesn't diminish its value. Because we are left with memories that we treasure for the rest of our lives."

Friday, June 3, 2011

Peaceful Pakistan Project

What is Abracadabra?

I have seen the magicians casting this spell whenever I watch a magic show or something related to magic, and it made me really interested to find out what this word means and has this word any sort of significance anywhere in the history or is it just a formal phrase used by magicians. I found out that it actually does have some significance in the earlier times. Here are a few myths and details about this word.







In Aramaic this word roughly translates into "I will create as I speak.

The very first origins of the word abracadabra are found in the in a Latin medical poem, De medicina praecepta, by the Roman physician ‘Quintus Serenus Sammonicus’ in the second century AD. 


Serenus Sammonicus was a roman servant who worked as doctor at that time. Although this poem is incomplete and the translation can be confused the surviving work, ‘De medicina praecepta’ in 1115 hexameters, contains a number of popular remedies, borrowed from Pliny and Dioscorides, and various magic formulae, amongst others the famous Abracadabra, as a cure for fever and ague. He said that whoever will wear an amulet around the neck, a piece of parchment inscribed with a triangular formula derived from the word, will stay safe as it acts like a funnel to drive the sickness out of the body, this amulet diminishes the hold over the patient of the spirit of the disease.