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How You Can Guarantee Winning The Lottery

Mar 31, 2012

Step 1:

Buy all of the tickets.


Facebook Photo Tag Etiquette

We've all gotten the notifications, "So and so has tagged you in a photo", pictures that you never thought you would see online or you just happened to be in the shot. It's essentially harmless socializing, but it can become irritating and unwanted if allowed to run-a-muck. Especially for individuals who are caught in embarrassing situations, regardless of the rest of their lives.

For the most part Facebookers demonstrate etiquette when posting content of others. But not everyone abide by the same level of courtesy so Facebook allows for users to remove their tag from a photo, also the option to customize security settings to some extent.

The biggest danger regarding photo tagging currently is due to the rise in popularity of employers asking potential employees for their Facebook log-in information, in this case a couple of high school pictures posted by someone the applicant hasn't seen in years could cast a negative light on the applicant and be enough to cost him/her the job. In a more mundane scenario, someone could find themselves in hot water if an incriminating photo entered circulation, for example, pictures from the movies taken when the person was supposed to be studying.

With the securities Facebook has implemented so far, and the common sense factor of etiquette, the possibility of trouble can still arise from photos. Perhaps an addition security settings that a tagger must have approval from the taggy before their name or whatever can be published.

National Cleavage Day


National Cleavage Day (abbreviated NCD) is an annual celebration held in either March or April and sponsored by the brassiere marketer Wonderbra. National Cleavage Day was started in 2002 and held at the beginning of April every year. Wonderbra together with the Cosmopolitan magazine and 5fm, a SABC radio station mainly based in Johannesburg, sponsored the National Cleavage Day.

According to Samantha Paterson, the brand manager for Wonderbra, the National Cleavage Day is started according to a design to solemnize women's independence and power in all facets of life, from their careers to their relationships to their own destiny. Anita Meiring, public relations consultant for Wonderbra, explained the event. "It is a day for women to realize that their cleavage is something unique and that they should be proud of it." Paterson explained "It gives women a chance to be beautiful and glow in the furtive, yet appreciative, glances their cleavage evokes from men".

In April 2009, references to National Cleavage Day were so popular on Twitter that the term "National Cleavage" was briefly number one on the website's top ten trend list.


Dr. Siqwana-Ndulo, provincial gender commissioner in Eastern Cape, condemned the celebrations, warning women not to be involved in the National Cleavage Day. Siqwana-Ndulo said "This is a pure marketing tool using people's bodies." She added, "The commission is against any person or advertising company, which uses people's bodies for marketing purposes be it advertising a car or anything of that sort."

A paper published by the Gender Links depicted an image of two women showing their cleavages during the occasion of the NCD on 5 April 2003, with a caption "These two bosom buddies were all part of the fun in yesterday’s National Cleavage Day, where a number of stunning beauties, their natural assets enhanced by Wonderbra, brought traffic to a standstill in many parts of Joburg."

The paper argued globalization of the media enforces "globalized norms" of gender and lowest single common denominator in "global" images of gender is "sex sells" which builds and reinforces stereotypes and bias—both male and female. Vanessa Raphaely, editor of the Cosmopolitan, argued the NCD is not intended to objectify women, but to celebrate in a fun manner.

Fun With Google

Mar 30, 2012

Put this into Google search: sqrt(x*x+y*y)+3*cos(sqrt(x*x+y*y))+5


British outsider artist SHOK-1. He started in graffiti writing and hiphop subculture in the summer of 1984 and over the next couple of decades produced thousands of wall paintings, drawings, characters, letter pieces, posters and other artworks. 

You can see more from SHOK-1 by visiting his Flickr page.

Plants VS Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies is a tower defense action video game developed and originally published by PopCap Games for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, and addition platforms have been developed since the game was released. Plants vs. Zombies director George Fan intended on balancing the game between a "gritty" game and a "sickeningly cute" game which I enjoyed and agree was achieved. Strong strategic elements were included to appeal to more experienced gamers, while keeping it simple to appeal to casual gamers, without many tutorials. He was inspired to make it a tower defense game after both thinking of a more defense-oriented version of a previous title of his, Insaniquarium, and playing some Warcraft III tower defense mods. While he was looking at the towers in Warcraft III, he felt that plants would make good towers. I greatly enjoyed and recommend Plants VS Zombies, the storyline game play is progressive and has many mini-games, challenges and additional content to keep the game entertaining and retaining replay value. Also, the endless survival mode is insane, the zombies, so...many...zombies, they can't be killed fast enough. 


Last Days of the Canadian Penny

Canada is scrapping the penny, ending production this year of a coin that weighs down consumers’ pockets while adding little to their purchasing power.

The government announced in Thursday’s federal budget that it will shortly jettison the one-cent coin – a casualty of Ottawa’s drive for efficiency and thrift.

“It costs taxpayers a penny-and-a-half every time we make one,” Finance Minister Jim Flaherty told the Commons, adding the move will save taxpayers $11-million annually.

Mr. Flaherty, whose department described the penny as a “nuisance” in budget documents, said the 2.35-gram coin is now more trouble than it’s worth. “Pennies take up too much space on our dressers at home,” Mr. Flaherty added. “They take up far too much time for small businesses trying to grow and create jobs.”

The last one-cent coin will be minted this April, ending what federal officials say is close to 150 years of Canadian penny production. The Royal Canadian Mint will stop distributing pennies to financial institutions in the fall of 2012 and the government will work to withdraw one-cent coins from circulation. The increasing scarcity of pennies means Canadians will have to get used to cash transactions being rounded off if they’ve got no pennies on hand.

A study by one Canadian financial institution, Desjardins Group, estimates the economic costs of the penny for the private sector total $150-million annually. This includes counting, storing and transporting the coins.

The government had no estimates Thursday on how many pennies remain in circulation, including those piling up in jars or cans. It noted that the study by Desjardins Group estimates Canadians could be hoarding several billion pennies.

Federal officials said more than 35 billion pennies have been minted in Canada in the past 104 years. This, they noted Thursday, would weigh 94 million kilograms – or as much as 1,500 Leopard 2 tanks.
The federal government says it will encourage charities to collect pennies from Canadians and redeem them through banks and the mint as a fundraising venture.

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Car of the Future

Mar 29, 2012

Introducing the first post in what I plan to be many regarding ZOMBIES we all hate them and we all love them. But why? Some say it has to do with how they reflect our humanity but at the same time are utterly void of any human qualities, they are us, but stripped down to bare hunger, similar to the human ID. And the fact that they are scary fun to shoot, chase and fight. I'm a big fan of the zombie genre; movies, games, television, etc.

 Now on a more serious note, I want as many humans as possible to be prepared for the possible Zombie Apocalypse so remember this. And you will be one step closer to joining the survivors.

Be aware that a survivor can never be prepared enough for an oncoming horde.

Breakfast Time

Poetry truly is food for the mind.

Indeed the breakfast of champions. But I am looking forward to the days when they grow meat in the lab, it is some interesting stuff, I hope it still tastes like the real stuff but it isn't supposed to be in the consumption testing phase for another year.

Which One is Which?

Has anyone noticed that some dogs resemble their owners and vise versa ? I wonder if it's done on purpose or it just happens sometimes. Perhaps it's a case where the owner doesn't want to buy dog shampoo so they just wash the dogs hair with the same stuff as their own. Do you think it has anything to do with when a person is deciding what breed of dog they like he/she will pull towards one that resembles themselves.
A goofy example I came across.


Mar 28, 2012

The Succubus is the spawn of a human and a demon. They are believed to infect their victims by a touch, for example a hand shake. Soon the victim will dream of the creature and will fall deeper into the monster's trance. The longer the victim remains in the Succubus' presence the stronger the infatuation becomes. Fortunately it is believed the infatuation can be neutralized by producing distance between the Succubus and victim. Not too long after the infection, approximately three days at most, the victim will stop at nothing in order to impress the creature, including but not limited to vanquishing anyone that stands in his way and taking his own life. Once the Succubus has completely taken over her victim's freewill she will drain the life energy until he is no more. Succubus are females but males of the species also exist, they are called Incubus.

The Succubus is typically related to Vampires for the main points that they are hybrids of human and demon, predatory creatures that hunt humanity and the isolation that comes from being a solitary predator. Vampires are most commonly created by the spread of the vamperic gene, with the gene originating from some sort of demonic entity. Succubus are bred by a human and demon intermingling, as mentioned above. The Succubus feasts on human men, and her contra-creature the Incubus is a male succubus that feasts on human woman. Vampires drink the blood of any human but all around feed on the innocence of humanity. Lastly because these creatures are both depicted as extremely aggressive hunters, they are incapable of living within large groups within proximity of each other. The Succubus and Incubuses are born and thus have two parents, despite the demon when the male abandoning the child early on it is possible to be summoned by a member of its bloodline. Vampire to can live in small groups to serve the purpose of providing protection or support. Alliances do not need to be restricted by bloodlines, in most stories this is because inevitably the creator and offspring will turn on each other and must decide between separating paths to protect each other the only way they can, or fight to the death that always ends the same because a maker cannot kill its offspring. However a common story trait revolves around a Vampires strength is drawn from old age and purity of blood this would mean an offspring will be incapable of harming its maker.

The offspring between a Demon and Human has also been known as the antichrist, a creature more powerful than demons or angels, although these sort of stories are far less popular.

Now that you know what to look for, you have a better chance to protect yourselves.

Star Wars Episode 7: Jar Jar of the Galactic Empire

Please enjoy an exclusive selection from the upcoming Star Wars project.

Poor Jar Jar died, but it was nice that he became one with the force and can spend ALL DAY with Vader from now on. In addition Jar Jar can help Darth be extra terrifying because he's a ghost and can scare the pants off the rebels, Wookies to but they don't wear pants so there's that.

In case anyone doesn't recognize the clip it's from Robot Chicken and I don't know anything about a seventh edition, but there are a lot of alternative timelines through the Star Wars Universe; books, graphic novels, games, etc.

The Age of Information Junkies

Are you an information junky?

Well? Will you remember what you learned here today? Will you turn off your communication devices anytime today? Are you going to practice being a better multitasker.

Share your thoughts below.

Emotions, Yay or Nay?

Mar 27, 2012

Rage, its in you to use. But never let it use you, because the moment humans become subject to their emotional cues in a flash you can wind up right in the middle of a blood stained floor taking a keyboard nap.

A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.  
 - Socrates                  

 Take a page from this poor fellows book. 

Holy Week

Holy Week begins Sunday, April 1, 2012, and ends Saturday, April 7, 2012.

Holy Week from the Greek meaning Greater Week in Christianity is the last week of Lent and the week before Easter. It includes the religious holidays of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday), Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. It does not include Easter Sunday. In Eastern Orthodox tradition, Holy Week starts on Lazarus Saturday, the day before Palm Sunday. (Easter Sunday, for context, is the first day of the new season of the Great Fifty Days, or Eastertide, there being fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday.)

So Holy Week is also supposed to be the hottest week of the year down in Mexico, it's a national holiday and the vacation plans are cheep. All inclusive all week is supposed to be about seven hundred dollars. But the resorts are very crowded. But the more expensive resorts shouldn't have any locals because its like three thousand dollars a week. 

Popcorn is Good For You

Mar 26, 2012

If you like snacking but can only eat healthy foods, popcorn can be your solution. Popcorn contains more of an antioxidant substance called polyphenols than fruits and vegetables and the popcorn hulls have a high concentration of polyphenols and fiber. It's the only snack that is 100% unprocessed whole grain. Even whole grain cereals are processed. Now don't get too excited yet, adding butter and salt to popcorn loads it up with calories and cholesterol. Also air popped popcorn is the healthiest option, microwave and oil popped are prepared with preservatives and what not so be sure to check what popcorn your getting.

The Ocean Floor

James Cameron piloting the  DeepSea Challenge became the first person to make a solo dive to the deepest place on Earth. The endeavor was one of scientific discovery in a new age of exploration, and its success will give us a better understanding of this least explored environment and the secrets and lessons it holds.

We know less about the deepest points on our planet than we do about the surface of Mars. The DeepSea Challenge team is dedicated to advancing the world’s understanding of our ocean’s vast range of biological and geological phenomena. The historic expedition to the Mariana Trench’s lowest point, the Challenger Deep, which lies 6.83 miles (10.99 kilometers) below the ocean surface, is the first extensive scientific exploration in a manned submersible of the deepest spot on Earth. Piloting the DeepSea Challenge , which is outfitted for scientific exploration, James Cameron was able to conduct tests, collect samples, and document the experience from the pilot sphere.

A Reason Not To Smoke

We all know smoking is bad for many reasons, yet people still do it, so if you're someone who smokes and the health warnings haven't changed your mind read on or pass this article along.

Smoking is an expensive habit, more expensive than you would think.

An average smoker smokes a pack a day, in Canada a pack is like $9.50 (Canadian) so in one year that comes to $3,467.50 (before taxes, and not including lighters, etc..), humans of all ages smoke but lets use someone doing it steadily for 10 years for this example, 10 yrs x $3467.50 = $34,675.00. Now, thats a lot of lettuce. Even after the tenth year cigarettes don't get any cheaper, chances are they will cost more, so every year, everyday, every cigarette is eating more of your hard earned money, it doesn't matter if you throw it away half way through, the price is to get it in your pocket.

Some fun for you, plug in your stats and see what comes up.

(Number of cigarettes smoked in a day) X (Cost of ONE pack) = Cost of Smoking Per Day
                (Cigarettes in a pack)                                                              (CSPD)

To see the cost for longer periods of time:

Week: 7 X Cost of Smoking Per Day (CSPD)
Fortnight: 14 X Cost of Smoking Per Day (CSPD)
Month: 31 X Cost of Smoking Per Day (CSPD)
Year: 365 X Cost of Smoking Per Day (CSPD)

... you get the idea.

To top it off, consider if you would have invested your money spent on cigarettes in a savings account or stock market, with a compounded interest rate, wouldn't it be nice to have that money available for you? Just imagine when you go smokefree, how much extra money will be in your pocket. It's amazing to think about how much money you have wasted over the years on smoking.

So go ahead and imagine smoking had no impact on your health for minute, just take a moment to think of how extra cash you would have today if you never started smoking, or look forward ten years, would you rather have a pile of cash or the memory of cigarettes?
Just some food for thought.

Share with someone this can be useful to. 


Mar 25, 2012

Swagbucks referral link is a search engine dedicated to helping you earn digital dollars called "Swag Bucks", which can be redeemed for exclusive Swagbucks merchandise. Do what you do everyday plus earn free stuff at the same time. 

How it works!
  • Searching the Web
  • Trusted Surveys
  • Voting in the Daily Polls
  • Sending In Prize Photos and Videos
  • Watch Videos
  • Invite Your Friends to Join
  • Completing Special Offers
  • Finding Swag Codes
You are awarded Swag bucks from these activities and more.

Redeem your Swag Bucks for exclusive products and more in the SwagStore. Tons of prizes to choose, ranging from trading cards to iPhones, clothes to jewelery and a lot more.

I think Swagbucks is definitely worth checking out, because I search the web very often and never before was I able to accumulate currency for things I would actually want. The arcade and community are also cool and there is always stuff happening.

Blackberry 10

Mar 24, 2012

March 23 (Bloomberg) -- Research In Motion Ltd. plans to give software developers prototypes of a new BlackBerry in early May, signaling RIM is a step closer to the debut of a handset it’s betting on to revive slumping sales.

As many as 2,000 of the BlackBerry 10 test models will be given out to developers at RIM’s BlackBerry Jam conference in Orlando, Florida and they are designed to allow developers to build applications using the underlying operating system, Alec Saunders, RIM’s vice-president developer relations, said in an telephone interview today.“It’s a huge step forward on our path to eventually launching BB10,” Saunders said. “It’s tangible evidence of the company making progress to finally shipping the device.”

Waterloo, Ontario-based RIM fell 0.5 percent to $13.72 at 1:44 p.m New York time. The stock fell 75 percent last year and is down 5 percent this year. RIM is looking to generate buzz with developers who, like consumers, have drifted away from the BlackBerry platform because of the lack of a consistent operating system and recent losses in market share. Eighty-nine percent of developers in a January survey by Appcelerator and IDC said they were “very interested” in developing for the iPhone. For Android phones, the figure was 79 percent, while only 16 percent of developers polled were “very interested” in building apps for the BlackBerry phone.

RIM had the best market share being the first in the game with Smartphones but they lost the battle when everyone else came out with their own Smartphones. With superior leadership and organization RIM can till get back into the game, the war is not over.

Return of Darth Maul

Darth Maul and his brother Savage Opress
Thats right Darth Maul is back. It seams being cut in two and plummeting to certain death isn't enough to stop this Sith Lord. Maul's debut return was on the Clone Wars TV series as the season finale. He went diabolically insane having to live underground in a junk yard planet, using scorpion-like robotics to move. But was discovered by his brother Savage Opress. Savage took Maul to their home world Dathomir where he was restored to his former mentality and given more suitable robotic legs. Together the brothers set out to exact revenge on Obi-Wan Kenobi for almost killing Maul and taking away his life. The brothers capture and torture Kenobi however Asajj Ventress, a Dathomir woman trained as a Sith by Count Dooku fought off the brothers together but were no match for Asajj and fled.

Ventress & Opress Star Wars - The Clone Wars
Ventress & Opress
Darth Maul Robot Legs Star Wars - The Clone Wars
Maul underground

Fight Scene Obi-Wan Kenobi Savage Opress Asajj Ventress Darth Maul Star Wars - The Clone Wars

45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011

An article I can across on BuzzFeed. I added a few selections but I would suggest you take a look at the actual articles. I've included a link at the bottom.

DUSK No More

Mar 23, 2012

Dusk (branded as DUSK) was a Canadian English language Category B specialty channel owned by Corus Entertainment and Shaw Media that was launched in September 2001. The channel primarily aired movies along with television series from the thriller, suspense and supernatural genres.

Licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in November 2000, the channel launched less than a year later on September 7, 2001 as Scream under the ownership of Corus Entertainment and Alliance Atlantis. Programming on Scream focused primarily on horror, thriller and suspense films and television series.

On January 18, 2008, a joint venture between Canwest and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners known as CW Media bought Alliance Atlantis for an estimated $2.3 billion (CAD); included in that deal was Alliance Atlantis' 49% stake in Scream.

On September 9, 2009, Scream re-launched as Dusk. With the re-launch, the channel began to focus more on supernatural and suspense programming and less on "gore" in an effort to appeal to a broader viewer demographic.

On October 27, 2010, Shaw Communications completed its acquisition of Canwest, and Goldman Sachs' interest in CW Media, giving it control of CW Media's 49% interest in Dusk. Both companies are controlled by J. R. Shaw and his family, but are operated as separate businesses.

On February 10, 2012, Dusk revealed through an announcement via its official Twitter and Facebook accounts, that it would be ceasing operations on March 23, 2012.

Today DUSK went off air. What does it mean? I think they are restructuring since a few billion is a lot of money to dump and the station has a good following. However, in my opinion the revamped channel most likely wont air for a year.

Jim Yong Kim to Be Named to World Bank Post

President Barack Obama picked Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim as the U.S. nominee to lead the World Bank, choosing a global-health expert to head the development institution. Dr. Kim, an American physician who was born in South Korea, moved to and raised in Iowa at five.

"Jim has spent more than two decades working to improve conditions in developing countries around the world," Mr. Obama said Friday. "It's time for a development professional to lead the world's largest development agency." Dr. Kim, 52, became Dartmouth's president in July 2009. He is a former director of the Department of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organization, where he launched an initiative to treat 3 million patients living with HIV. He holds a medical degree and a doctorate in anthropology, both from Harvard University, and an undergraduate degree from Brown University.

The White House's pick is nearly certain to become the next World Bank president after its current leader, Robert Zoellick, steps down as planned in late June after a five-year term.

Direct From WSJ

New Job Interview?

Mar 18, 2012

Some points you should remember.

  • Don’t enter salary negotiations without doing your homework.
  • Do try to negotiate (employers may start at the lower end of a salary range to leave room for negotiation).
  • Don’t be the first to bring up salary during the interview.
  • Do ask about the pay range for a position if salary requirements are requested.
  • Don’t overlook the value of benefits.
  • Do get it in writing.
  • Don’t let salary negotiations turn negative or burn bridges.

The Million Dollar Coin – a true milestone in minting

Mar 17, 2012

Million Dollar Coin

Incredible, but true: in 2007 the Royal Canadian Mint produced the world's first million dollar coin. The 100 kg, 99999 pure gold bullion coin with a $1 million face value was originally conceived as a unique showpiece to promote the Mint's new line of 99999 pure 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf bullion coins. After several interested buyers came forward, the Mint decided to make a very limited quantity available for sale. To date, five of these majestic gold bullion coins, weighing 3,215 troy ounces each, have been purchased by investors from Canada and abroad.

In October 2007, the Million Dollar Coin was certified by Guinness World Records to be the world's largest gold coin. The coins are manufactured at the Mint's Ottawa facility, where the Mint operates world-class gold and silver refineries, securely stores gold bullion and mints all Royal Canadian Mint gold bullion products and collector coins.

The reverse features an elegant, hand-polished maple leaf design by Royal Canadian Mint artist and senior engraver Stan Witten, and the obverse bears the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by celebrated Canadian portrait artist Susanna Blunt.

Why did the Royal Canadian Mint make the world's purest and largest gold bullion coin?
Because we can.

Face value: $1,000,000
Composition: 99999 fine gold
Weight (in troy oz.): 3215
Weight (kg): 100

Definition of 99999 purity  
Gold (Au) which is 99.999% pure is defined as having a total of less than 10 parts per million of the following elements: Ag, Al, As, Bi, Cr, Cu, Fe, In, Mg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Pd, Pt, Sn, Si, Ti, Zn and Zr. This refers to the bulk material below the coin surface.

Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick 
Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick") is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It commemorates Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. Saint Patrick's Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century, and has gradually become a celebration of Irish culture in general.

The day is generally characterized by the attendance of church services, wearing of green attire and the lifting of Lenten restrictions on eating, and drinking alcohol, which is often proscribed during the rest of the season.

Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador and in Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora, especially in places such as Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand, among others. Today, St. Patrick's Day is probably the most widely celebrated saint's day in the world.

The Man
Saint Patrick was born in Roman Britain in the fourth century, into a wealthy Romano-British family. His father and grandfather were deacons in the Christian church. At the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken captive to Ireland as a slave. It is believed he was held somewhere on the west coast of Ireland, possibly Mayo, but the exact location is unknown. According to his Confession, he was told by God in a dream to flee from captivity to the coast, where he would board a ship and return to Britain. Upon returning, he quickly joined the Church in Auxerre in Gaul and studied to be a priest.

In 432, he again said that he was called back to Ireland, though as a bishop, to Christianise the Irish from their native polytheism. Irish folklore tells that one of his teaching methods included using the shamrock to explain the Christian doctrine of the Trinity to the Irish people. After nearly thirty years of evangelism, he died on 17 March 461, and according to tradition, was buried at Downpatrick. Although there were other more successful missions to Ireland from Rome, Patrick endured as the principal champion of Irish Christianity and is held in esteem in the Irish church.

Why Green & Shamrocks
Originally, the color associated with Saint Patrick was blue. Over the years the color green and its association with Saint Patrick's day grew. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick's Day as early as the 17th century. Saint Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish, and the wearing and display of shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs have become a ubiquitous feature of the day. In the 1798 rebellion, to make a political statement, Irish soldiers wore full green uniforms on 17 March in hopes of catching public attention. The phrase "the wearing of the green", meaning to wear a shamrock on one's clothing, derives from a song of the same name.

Everybody's on a Boat

The original I'm On A Boat with T-Pain.

The Death Metal Cover by GoatMill and Evil Genius as T-Pain.

And Fall To The Queen's Metal Cover

African Rock Python

African Rock Python Florida

Python sebae, commonly known as the African rock python, is a large, nonvenomous snake of Sub-Saharan Africa. The African rock python is one of seven species in the genus Python. It has two subspecies: one found in Central and Western Africa, the other in Southern Africa.

Africa's largest snake, specimens may approach or exceed 6 m (20 ft). The southern subspecies is generally smaller than its northern relative. The animal has a pattern of colored blotches on its body. It has dual lungs and vestigial hind limbs, which show it is less advanced in evolution than other snakes.

The snake is found in a variety of habitats, from forests to near deserts, although usually near sources of water. The African rock python kills its prey by constriction and often eats animals up to the size of antelope, occasionally even crocodiles. The snake reproduces by egg-laying. Unlike most snakes, the female will protect her nest and sometimes even her hatchlings.

African Rock Python AmericaThe snake is widely feared even though it only very rarely kills humans. Although the snake is not endangered, it does face threats from habitat reduction and hunting.

The snake varies considerably in body size between different areas. In general, it is smaller in highly populated regions, such as in southern Nigeria, only reaching its maximum length in areas such as Sierra Leone, where the human population density is lower. Males are typically smaller than females.

The African rock python is found throughout almost the whole of sub-Saharan Africa, from Senegal east to Ethiopia and Somalia and south to Namibia and South Africa. Python sebae sebae ranges across central and western Africa, while Python sebae natalensis has a more eastern and southerly range, from southern Kenya to South Africa.

In 2009, the African rock python was found in the Florida Everglades. It is feared to be establishing itself as an invasive species alongside the already-established Burmese Python. In 2010, a 14 foot, 140 pound male was captured. Feral rock pythons were also noted in the 1990s in the Everglades.

African Rock Python FenceThe African rock python inhabits a wide range of habitats, including forest, savanna, grassland, semi-desert, and rocky areas. It is particularly associated with areas of permanent water and is found on the edges of swamps, lakes and rivers, The snake also readily adapts to disturbed habitats and so is often found around human habitation, especially cane fields.

Hulk vs Thing

Mar 16, 2012

Incredible Hulk vs The Thing

Who would win in the battle between The Hulk and The Thing? Two super heros who's key assets are brute force and energy. The Hulk using the power of green and the Thing using the power of orange.

I say the Hulk because he is driven by pure rage and is an unstoppable war machine while The Thing is split between the monster and the man which will ultimately put him at a disadvantage. Secondly, The Thing is made of stone, the Hulk is made of some sort of bulletproof self-regenerating armor which is far better. So yes, the Hulk would beat the Thing every time. Sorry Ben.

Incredible Hulk vs The Thing

However, if The Thing was being backed up by the whole Fantastic Four team it might be a different story. But taking teams into account, The Hulk has a son, a daughter and a bunch of other genetic offspring so the brawl of that magnitude would be awesome.

Do you know the etiquette of your own county?

Mar 14, 2012

So this is a cool site I found called International Business Etiquette, Manners, and Culture (IBEMC) it has a bunch of information on the countries all around the world, starting with an introduction about the Country in questions. Like how Canada has just less than 30 million people twice the size of the United States.  Fun facts are also detailed. The Geert Hofstede Analysis goes over some neat data and compares the country to others in important detail. Next is the appearance criteria, for business, casual, dress for weather and more, this one is interesting to me, especially for someone who travels to new places.  Another cool one is the regional behavior, this part is great and has stuff I never knew. Also communication, this part is cool, like how in Canada a firm handshake and good eye contact  are so important in North America but in a lot of places in the world it is thought of as confrontational  or else. Lastly a list of Resources are given at the end, which is great for someone doing research for schools or business or what ever. And for the general information seekers such as myself I've spent loads of time reading on IBEMC.

Introduction to An Introspective World

What can I say? From this blog you can expect a wide arrange of topics, reviews, news, things I find interesting, both good and bad and just whatever I think will be of interest.