This page is intended to provide the reader an insight into the functionality of a perpetually whimsical mind.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Stunning video of the Peekskill Meteorite

Take a look at this video.

Friday, September 29, 2006

A house I'd like to own someday

Scientists develop more powerful nuclear fuel

By Scott DiSavino

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. researchers have designed a reactor fuel that they believe can make nuclear power plants 50 percent more powerful and safer, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said.

Researchers say their new technology should be ready for commercial use in existing reactors in about 10 years.

In a nuclear reactor, the fission of uranium atoms provides heat used to produce steam for generating electricity.

Already, one pickup truck full of uranium fuel in a nuclear reactor can supply a city with enough electricity for a year. The MIT scientists believe they have found a way to make the fuel go even further, boosting output by about 50 percent.

Uranium fuel typically is formed into cylindrical ceramic pellets about half-inch in diameter. The pellets look like a smooth, black version of food pellets for small animals. [...]

White House turns away "Kazakh reporter" Borat

Image Courtesy: Reuters

Jagshemash! Sasha Baron Cohen, the star behind the characters Ali G, Borat and Bruno, was turned away when he tried to enter the White House dressed up as his character, Borat, pretending to be a Kazakh reporter. Read about it here.

Satellite Images as Wallpapers

This is fascinating. Check it out here.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

Truth about Pakistan

A lovely video on what Pakistan really is about. Perhaps this will educate people who think Pakistan is a 'terrorist state', etc. Pakistan is a powerful, swiftly developing, sovreign nation. Pakistan Zindabad. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

A Ramadan Message

A Ramadan message from the chairman of the Fiqh Council of North American on the calcuation of the full-moon and consequentially the declaration of the beginning of Ramadan on the 23rd of September, 2006.

Ramadan Kareem

I'd like to wish everyone a warm Ramadan greeting. Ramadan is an austere time, the purpose of which is to help an individual learn discipline, tolerance and strength, both of the mond and the body. A muslim is to fast from sunrise until sunset during which time he/she may not eat or drink, apart from a few other prohibitions. During the fast, one must learn to restrain one's anger, eating habits, and increase tolerance for others. After 30 days of living through this daily cycle of restraint and order, one's mind and body become strong. Hence, this is a time for accomplishing many personal goals. Once again, Ramadan Kareem to all the Muslim brothers and sisters. Before I leave, I'd like to share this important Ayat with you all.

"O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint,-" (2:183) - The Holy Qur'an.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Hadiqa - Mehr Ma

Hadiqa Kiani's new song, Mehr Ma. The video isn't extraoordinary, but Hadiqa looks stunning in the video. The beats are pretty catchy as well. Enjoy!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Stunning nature discovery in Indonesia

An Epaulette Shark

Discoveries of hugely diverse fish and coral species in the Indonesian archipelago have amazed researchers.

The Bird's Head region in Papua may be the most biologically diverse in all the oceans, say scientists from Conservation International (CI). Among 50 species believed to be new are bottom-dwelling "walking" sharks and "flasher" wrasse, which feature colourful male courting displays. CI is working with the Indonesian government to protect the ecosystem.

"Five years ago we ran our first expedition to Raja Ampat [islands off the Bird's Head], and this revealed what we felt to be the epicentre of marine biodiversity on the planet," said Mark Erdmann, a CI scientist on the project. [...]

Nissan Anuncio 4x4 - The Mechanical Creature

This commercial is amazing. It's a must see! Thanks to Jason for this.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

First Woman Space Tourist takes off

Anousheh Ansari
Image Courtesy: BBC
The first woman space tourist has taken off abroad a Russian designed "Soyuz" rocket. The rocket took off from the launching pad in Kazakhstan located in the city of Baikonur. The woman, Anousheh Ansari, is a 40-year old Iranian-born US citizen. The rocket was also carrying additional crew members for the International Space Station (ISS). Ms. Ansari is reported to have paid an amount around $20 million for the space tour.

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Quote of the Day

Baha'u'llah - born Mírzá
Ḥusayn-`Alí (1817 - 1892)
"... man's glory lieth in his knowledge, his upright conduct, his praiseworthy character, his wisdom, and not in his nationality or rank."

--- Baha'u'llah

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Matt Damon's outburst on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Matt Damon gets extremely upset on Jimmy Kimmel's show when he is invited on stage Kimmel runs out of time without saying a word to Matt. Previously, in several shows, Kimmel had invited Matt on the show, but had always run out of time before he could get Matt on stage. This was the last straw when Matt was finally invited on stage, but didn't get a chance to say a single word! Check it out.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Politically Savvy girl

This little girl is six years old, and she knows more about politics than I would know in my entire life. She may become the first female US president someday!

Genius Girl - video powered by Metacafe

India's 'monster eater'

Restaurant owners in the town of Trissur in the Indian state of Kerala can breathe a huge sigh of relief - the "monster eater" is retiring. They can now think again about launching "eat as much as you like" lunches and buffets. That is because Rappai - the man with the giant appetite - has been warned by medics to curb his food intake. In his prime it would have been an under-statement to describe Rappai's appetite as voracious.

'Unlimited meals'

This was a man who quite easily could plough his way through two buckets of rice and accompanying chicken and vegetable dishes. For breakfast it was said he could devour 75 idlies (rice cakes) and still have room for more. On one famous occasion, the man who locally became known as Theeta (monster eater) took advantage of a local restaurant's "unlimited meals" coupon. He reputedly scoffed three bucketfuls of rice, one bucket of fish curry and 10 kgs of cooked meat. [...]

Monday, September 11, 2006

Woman wins $1 million lotto twice!

What are the odds of winning a lottery twice? The number I would assume, is too minute to be worth mentioning. Read on...

Wilson, 56, beat some long odds to pull off her double victory.

In 2002, her winning ticket in the Cool Million scratch-off game, which has since been discontinued, was a shot of 1 in 5.2 million, according to the New York State Lottery. Last month, she beat odds of 1 in 705,600 when she got the $1 million prize in the New York lottery’s Jubilee scratch-off game.