Month: December 2015

Strange new year customs worldwide

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Now in the current curriculum have only five subjects and no practical at all. The Home science subject that equipped students with the sewing and cooking skills has long since been scrapped from the syllabus. At the same time, the present system favors very few students since it gives no room for creativity.

Let’s hope that the government keeps the ball rolling and give our children the system of learning that they deserve for them to have a better future, some will be even able to start their own business with the welding training with a Used miller XMT 350 CC CV welder.

We all know that 2015 is almost going to end and we will most likely step inside a new year. Surprisingly, this New Year is not just new. There are many traditions which are followed since the ancient times as a celebration for New Year.

Different parts of world have different traditions to celebrate New Year. Some f them are scientific while some aren’t. Let us see them one by one.

Denmark plate tradition

People in Denmark believe that throwing plates at the doors of friends will bring good fortune.

Ecuador burning rule

In Ecuador, people burn scarecrows to bring happiness to their homes.

12 grape rule of Spain

The Spanish believe that only those who can keep 12 grapes in their mouths, then they can achieve good fortune.

GOD’s presence

People of South Asia believe that you should visit holy places (Temples, Mosques, Churches, Stupas, Gurudwaras etc.) during midnight if you wish to please GOD and have his blessings activated.

Underwear color

It is surprising to know that even Underwear colors can also determine new year fate. Usually, in South America, this tradition is followed. For example, if you are wearing gold underwear, you are likely to have wealth and white underwear shall guarantee peace.

War for peace

The Peruvian culture has a really funny belief. There is a saying that those who want peace should prepare for war. Peru believes in exactly this philosophy. By the last day, Peruvians do fight with each other so that they can settle their differences. Then start a fresh.

Water and evil spirits

Poerto Rico has the world’s most complicated rule. They consider that throwing water outside homes will kill evil spirits.

It is interesting to note that different part of world has different ways to celebrate new year. These traditions are practiced for fun.

The foot connection to health

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This is a really weird belief some people in this world particularly those from South Asia are witnessing.

The assumption

This is the assumption behind this belief: Some people are born straight and some are reverse. Actually, more than 92% of people are born straight and remaining ones are born in reverse manner.

This is what the belief actually says – if you are suffering from a back ache OR any other pain, then get yourself kicked by someone who is reverse born OR at least the reverse born must touch the foot to the pain sufferer. That “feet touch” acts like a painkiller and the backache shall be cured permanently within a minute.

No one really knows the science behind this belief. While it is true that some people are born straight and some are reverse born, there is no logic behind this assumption that backache can be cured by the foot of a reverse born.

Despite all this, people keep on finding those who are reverse born and get themselves kicked by such people. Surprisingly enough, the rule has not failed at all. Not even once.

The point to be noted here is that even scientists have tried their best to investigate but this seems something much away than the reach of science. The scientists have given up and concluded this to be “a natural miracle”.

I have seen and heard people travelling from their homes to distant places in search of these natural pain killers in a hope that their problems will be solved without any medicine. There is hardly any case when this hope is broken.

In case you are aware of science behind this weird belief, just let me know.

Really weird forest

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This post is about a really weird place called Hoia Forest located in Romania. This forest is often called as Bermuda Triangle of Romania and is strange due to various abnormal / paranormal activities happening here.

Geography

The forest is actually located in Cluj County in Transylvania, Romania. The area of this forest is about 1 square miles. There are many other tourist places to be seen near this like Tucului valley in the east and Mujai Forest in the west.

The real purpose of including that forest in this strange world website is that to show how weird and strange is this place. Here is some really weird nature of this wonderful place.

UFO

UFO stands for Unidentified Flying Object and is often considered as a spacecraft where aliens can live. UFOs were often spotted in this strange forest. However, no alien was spotted.

Death / ghost connection

There were various frequent cases of deaths occurring. People often concluded that this place is haunted. No ghosts were found but mysteries behind frequent deaths are also not solved yet. Several scientists went on to search for scientific reasons behind such accidents but could not reach on a consensus.

Some people have seen certain faces in the photograph which were not visible from the naked eye and they concluded that this is due to ghostly existence. However, scientists have called it paranormal electromagnetic radiation happenings.

Light appearance

The forest is strange for one more reason. Many orbs of light have found to have appeared all of a sudden. This had puzzled various scientists. In year 1999, scientists have found that this happens due to strange location of this forest. Further, the sudden appearance of light can be linked with electromagnetic phenomena happening here.

The conclusions

Nevertheless, this forest remains a mystery for most of the world. The forest remains a good tourist place. However, if you want to visit here, it is recommended to take necessary precautions.

Air on my shopping list

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Don’t get shocked with the title. I was also shocked when I came to know of it. What will you shop for? Air? Why? Is air so scarce in your locality that you need to go to a market and buy it? You can even use an ebay coupon to buy this.

This post is actually about China. The Chinese are buying bottles of fresh air from international market especially Canada. The Canadians tried to sell a bottle of air and this idea was actually a prank to make fun of Chinese. But, the idea went big and sale is booming. The company name is Vitality Air. Due to growth of sales, it is quite likely that more and more people enter this industry and more companies start this fresh air selling business.

It is hard to digest this news. The fact is that this really happens. The company witnessed skyrocketing sales figures. If you want the proof, click here to know more.

Proof link

There are many theories behind this air purchase but the most obvious looks like a solution to China’s smog problem.

We all know that recently a climate change deal happened under advice of the United Nations and the European Union. It was an international assembly and plans were laid down to address this global phenomenon. I won’t go into detail of what really happened during the climate deal meeting.

The point to be noted is that due to growth of pollution problem, it is getting difficult for people to take fresh air. Looking at the current scenario, soon world might need to go for procurement of air.

By the way, what is your opinion? Should we opt for procurement of fresh air to save ourselves from growing problem of pollution?

The smoke law

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I need not discuss the ill effects of smoking. Almost every single packet of cigarette today comes with a message – smoking is injurious to health and leads to Cancer. Some people are often linking smoking with your sexual health. Despite all these, the population of smokers is on the rise.

The problem with smoking is that not only active smokers but also passive smokers are affected by this.

The difference

Active smokers are those who are themselves smoking. On the other hand, a passive smoker is not a smoker himself but is near to an active smoker.

WHO (World Health Organization) has declared that both active and passive smokers are equally affected by the ill effects of smoking. The reason is that when active smokers smoke, then that smoke might enter the body of passive ones too.

The law

Different countries have come up with different laws at different times. This refers to the case of Latvia.

Latvia has stated in their new law that from 2014 onwards, smoking in an environment where children are present shall be considered a case of physical violence. The law also banned smoking in a public place. Not only this, but the law also banned usage of electronic smoking devices to be used in the presence of a child. It does not matter whether they contain nicotine OR not.

The same has been taken to notice of World Health Organization and the health advisor giant had appreciated this move. The law is as per the guidelines set up by WHO’s FCTC (Framework Convention on Tobacco Control).

The organization also stated that they are keen towards looking such new & innovative developments to tackle smoking problem. Let us pledge for a smokeless world.

 

The Glass bridge

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The previous post was about a bridge made of rope while this post is about a bridge made of glass.

This bridge is called as brave man bridge and located in Central China. It is long enough as 3 football fields and spans 2 cliffs in Shiniuzhai National Geographic Park.

History

The bridge is called brave man because of its devastating structure. It is not recommended for the faint hearted men. The place undergoes various repairs and is often closed for many times during a year. Right now, it is open if you wish to experiment.

It offers vertigo inducing views. The Chinese name for the same is Haohan Qaio. In 2004, the bridge was made of wood but slowly in 2014, the idea of adding glass started. Now, the bridge is fully made of glass supported by a small glass frame.

Statistics

The width of glass being used in this bridge is approx. 3 centimetres. The bride is approx. 180 metres above the sea level and approx. 305 metre in length. The bridge has been declared as the longest glass bottom suspension bridge in the world.

Right now, China has decided to build another glass bottom bridge and has planned to compete with the existing one. The plan and architecture is already designed and implementation is under place. Who knows it is ready soon.

Want to visit this place? Well, you must be brave enough as this place is specially meant for the brave men.

Walking on the rope

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This article and the next shall focus on 2 great bridges across the world.

Well, this is about a bridge made of only ropes all around. Located on the outskirts of North Ireland, the bridge is called Carrick – A – Redy bridge and is built in County Andrim. The bridge links the mainland to the Carrickarede place in Ireland.

The term carrickarede literally means rock of the casting.

History

The bridge was made by fishermen of Ireland who used to do fishing during June to September to move along. Yet, these days they do not use the same. The reason is decrease in fish population in Irish river Bann and Bush.

Nevertheless the bridge remains a mystery for various tourists worldwide and is a place for attraction for many. Presently, it is owned and maintained by the National Trust of Ireland.

Statistics

The bridge spans around 100 feet in height above sea level and little more than 65 feet in length.

Not only this, but the tourist base is growing exponentially since 2005.

Also, scientists worldwide have decided to research on this area and explore its rich flora and fauna. It is also considered a center of volcanic exploration in Norther Ireland. Several erosions and explosions were noted in that place and this was agreed by various scientists.

So, wish to go there? Well, this is a nice place to visit at least once.

What a law!

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This post is about Iowa. Iowa is a state in United State. It is a city of great geographical beauties because both the Eastern and Western borders are formed by rivers, yet a city of various unknown things.

This post speaks about one complicated law. It just states that a man having moustache can never kiss any woman in public. Yes, it might sound complicated but is a reality. It is allowed for a man without any moustache to kiss a woman in public but not for a man having one.

You might wonder the logic. Well, it is very simple. Women might shout because women in that country don’t like the touch of moustache. Well, a man having moustache can kiss a girl in home. The law only bans public kissing.

This is a really surprising rule. The rule seems containing various loopholes. After all, who bans public kissing but allows private kissing for same individual?

While some Americans have got up against this rule, some argue that this does not exist. The reality is that there is no documentation to this rule yet this is to be followed in practice.

If this does not surprise you enough, then let me tell you that even winking at another lady is not allowed. Any violation of this rule will neither get you fined nor busted but still you could be insulted.

Just for your information, strange rules regarding love making form an integral part of American lives. For example, in Colorado, you can never kiss a sleeping lady.

So, if you want to celebrate love making in America, it is better and always recommended to take a close look at the local laws.

 

Count your coins

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This post is a bit complicated. It is about a really strange and complicated law in Canada. The law limits the usage of coins in a tender. It is strange to know coin limited in a tender. Well, that is a part of the Canadian Currency Act of 1985.

The coins are defined under Point No. 7(1) and 7(2) and the usage is defined under section 8(1) and 8(2) of the law.

Coin structure

As per the section 7(2) of the Act, the coin to be used should not be bent or mutilated or defaced. It shall be considered illegal if it is made to be reduced in weight.

The coin is defined as current under Royal Canadian Mint Act.

The limitations

As per section 8(1), only current coins could be used as coins in currency. The only other accepted currency is official notes issued by the Bank of Canada.

Section 8(2) describes the limitations of coins in detail.

  1. If the value of the coin is 1 cent, then those cannot be used in tender involving more than 25 cents.
  2. If the value of the coin is 5 cents, then those cannot be used in tender involving more than 5 dollars.
  3. If the value of the coin is between 10 cents and less than 1 dollars, then those cannot be used in tender involving more than 10 dollars.
  4. If the value of the coin is 1 dollar, then those cannot be used in tender involving more than 25 dollars.
  5. If the value of the coin is between 2 dollars and 10 dollars, then those cannot be used in tender involving more than 40 dollars.
  6. If the value of the coin is more than 10 dollars, then those cannot be used more than once in any tender and that tender should not have value more than that coin.
  7. If more than one amount is to be payable on the same day, then the total of all amounts shall be considered.
  8. There is no limitation on usage of notes.

No one really knows the reason behind implementing those limitations.

 

 

Check your modem

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Internet! We all know that it is an interesting and really helpful tool. In today’s advanced cyber world, if you happen to meet someone who does not has an internet modem, you are likely to call him a nomad OR an uncivilized barbarian.

GOD often works in a balance. Good is always accompanied by a bad and fraudster means could be developed to hinder the growth of a really helpful technology and internet is not an exception to this rule. Due to this, possibility of deception has also increased in the usage of internet. We shall study the repercussions of that in detail. This post is about Burma. Also known as Myanmar, Burma is a South East Asian country and shares direct border with India and Bangladesh, China and Thailand.

The law in place here is called as anti – modem law and is simply stated as:

Using internet modem without official permission can lead to a prison term of up to 15 years.

Yes, that is true. By law, you need to get your internet modem censored. Well, this is not enough. Burma has implemented self – censorship in internet usage. However, that does not include anonymous commenting on blogs.

The purpose of implementing anti modem laws is to put a check on unauthorized access. The Burmese believe that they can catch the criminals of internet this way and can make the cyberworld better.

Due to such restrictions in place, internet market in Burma is getting limited. Only 5.5 hundred thousand were able to use internet as of June 2012 and that is only 1% of the Burmese population. Several reforms to boost internet market in the country are in place. Trials of Fiber To The Home (FTTH) are also happening

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