Thursday, December 11, 2008

Spanish tradition: caganers

The US president-elect is the top seller among this year's "caganers", ceramic figurines which show affectionate disrespect for famous personalities from home and abroad.

The statuettes show the personalities with their trousers down in the act of defecating. They have been sold in Catalonia around Christmas since the 18th century, when they were placed in nativity scenes in the hope of bringing good luck and a rich harvest. The price range is between 12 and 14 euros (15 to 18 dollars)

The original caganer, which literally translated from Catalan means "the fertilizer", was a man wearing a red and black hat and peasant costume shown performing his biological functions. It was believed that his fertile deposits in the soil of the nativity scene would bring a rich harvest.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

whats the boot up time of ur machine?

Couldn't stop laughing after reading this:

Employees Sue to be Paid for Time Spent Booting Up

Is booting up a computer work, or a work break?

1 comment on first blog :

Now I know where the term "frivolous lawsuit" came from

some other comments are also good :)


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

So, you thought inflation in India was a problem?

[As mentioned in my other blog: VNA Unleashed: few questions, here is the mail that I had received regarding the high inflation rate]

1.00 INR = 434,637,557. 63 ZWD
India Rupees Zimbabwe Dollars

1.00 ZWD = 0.00000000230077 INR

The amazing story of Zimbabwe from our colleagues covering the story...

A street vendor holds a recently issued Zimbabwe $250-million note in the capital Harare May 10, 2008. The Zimbabwe's central bank released the new Z$100-million and Z$250-million notes this week in its latest attempt to ease the effects of hyperinflation. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo (ZIMBABWE)

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe attends a U.N. crisis summit on rising food prices at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome June 3, 2008. World leaders opened a conference on the global food crisis on Tuesday with the World Bank and humanitarian agencies demanding action to curb soaring prices that could push up to 100 million people into hunger. REUTERS/Alessandro Di Meo/Pool (ITALY)

A man shops inside a clothing shop in central Harare May 13, 2008. Traders in Zimbabwe--which has the highest inflation rate in the world above 165,000 percent, are now selling clothes in millions and billions of Zimbabwe dollars. The Zimbabwe dollar, which had been officially pegged at 30,000 to the United States dollar before the rules were changed, traded at an average Z$165 million to the greenback. The interbank exchange rate was significantly lower than black market rates, which hovered around Z$130 million to the United States dollar. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo (ZIMBABWE)

Emily Moyo buys tomatoes at a market in the capital Harare March 21, 2008. Her husband Tendai is a school teacher earning 500 million Zimbabwe dollars a month. Tomatoes at this stall are normally sold at 3 million dollars for three. Zimbabwe is suffering an economic meltdown with inflationofficially pegged at over 100,000 per cent per annum. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo (ZIMBABWE)

Zimbabwe opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) supporters show old worthless bank notes at an election rally in Chitungwiza, near the capital Harare, March 27, 2008. REUTERS/Howard Burditt (ZIMBABWE)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

termite ate 2.25 lakhs

this is an interesting news...
1 person kept his money in bank locker which he had put aside for his daughter's marriage...
and half of it got destroyed by termite...
he wants bank to repay him the money and bank is saying, by rules, you are not supposed to put money in bank lockers.

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

anti-social networking

Parody sites start anti-social networking trend

TORONTO (Reuters) - Tired of phony online friends? Make enemies instead. Riding on the popularity of social networks such as Facebook and MySpace, new Web sites are poking fun at online friendships that connect you to the people you like, by turning attention to the ones you don't.

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Modern Toilet Diner

most weird thing has to come first... so here it is..
can you imagine toilet bowl and dinner at a time??? here it is [quoted from]:

Customers dine at the Modern Toilet diner in the Shilin district in Taipei November 9, 2007. All 100 seats in the crowded diner are made from toilet bowls, not chairs. Sink faucets and gender-coded "WC" signs appear throughout the three-storey facility, one of 12 in an island-wide chain of eateries with a toilet theme. [Agencies]

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