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Interesting facts

1. MOPED is the short term for ‘Motorized Pedaling’.
2. POP MUSIC is ‘Popular Music’ shortened.
3. BUS is the short term for ‘Omnibus’ that means everybody.
4. FORTNIGHT comes from ‘Fourteen Nights’ (Two Weeks).
5. DRAWING ROOM was actually a ‘withdrawing room’ where people withdrew after Dinner. Later the prefix ‘with’ was dropped..
6. NEWS refers to information from Four directions N, E, W and S..
7. AG-MARK, which some products bear, stems from ‘Agricultural Marketing’.
8. JOURNAL is a diary that tells about ‘Journey for a day’ during each Day’s business.
9. QUEUE comes from ‘Queen’s Quest’. Long back a long row of people as waiting to see the Queen. Someone made the comment Queen’s Quest..
10. TIPS come from ‘To Insure Prompt Service’. In olden days to get Prompt service from servants in an inn, travelers used to drop coins in a Box on which was written ‘To Insure Prompt Service’. This gave rise to the custom of Tips.
11. JEEP is a vehicle with unique Gear system. It was invented during World War II (1939-1945). It was named ‘General Purpose Vehicle (GP)’.GP was changed into JEEP later.
12. Coca-Cola was originally green.
13. The most common name in the world is Mohammed..
14. The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
15. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
16. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row ! of the keyboard.
17. Women blink nearly twice as much as men!!
18. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.
19. It is impossible to lick your elbow.
20.. People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.
21. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
22. The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
23. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.
>> Spades – King David
>> Clubs – Alexander the Great,
>> Hearts – Charlemagne
>> Diamonds – Julius Caesar.
24. Horse Statue in a Park…
>> If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.
>> If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle
>> If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
25. What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common? Ans. – All invented by women.
26. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
27. A snail can sleep for three years.
28. All polar bears are left handed.
29. Butterflies taste with their feet.
30. Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.
31. In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
32. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
33. Shakespeare invented the word ‘assassination’ and ‘bump’.
34. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
35. The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
36. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
37. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
38. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.
39. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
40. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
41. The cigarette lighter was invented before the matchbox.
42. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Detect HIDDEN CAMERA in trial rooms

How to detect HIDDEN CAMERA in trial rooms?
Infront of the trial room take your mobile and make sure that mobile can make calls……..
Then enter into the trail room, take your mobile and make a call…..
If u can’t make a call……!!!!
There is a hidden camera……
This is due to the interference of fibre optic during the signal transfer……
Please forward this to your friends to educate this issue to the public……
To prevent our innocent sisters and ladies from HIDDEN CAMERA…………

How to detect HIDDEN CAMERA in trial rooms……….

Infront of the trial room take your mobile and make sure that mobile can make calls…….. Then enter into the trail room, take your mobile and make a call….. If u can’t make a call……!!!! There is a hidden camera……
This is due to the interference of fibre optic during the signal transfer……   Please forward this to your friends to educate this issue to the public…… To prevent our innocent sisters and ladies from HIDDEN CAMERA…………

What Ratan Tata did for the Mumbai victims

What Ratan Tata did for the Mumbai victims every Indian  should know.
Ratan Tata is the chairman of Indian Hotels who own the Taj Mahal Hotel Mmbai, which was the target of the terrorists last year.
Hotel President a 5 star property also belongs to Indian Hotels.
The following is really touching.
What Ratan Tata did for the Mumbai victims…. Don’t miss!!!!!!


All category of employees including those who had completed even 1 day as casuals were treated on duty during the time the hotel was closed.
Relief and assistance to all those who were injured and killed
The relief and assistance was extended to all those who died at the railway station, surroundings including the “Pav- Bha ji” vendor and the pan shop owners.
During the time the hotel was closed, the salaries were sent by money order.
A psychiatric cell was established in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences to counsel those who needed such help.
The thoughts and anxieties going on people’s mind was constantly tracked and where needed psychological help provided.
Employee outreach centers were opened where all help, food, water, sanitation, first aid and counseling was provided. 1600 employees were covered by this facility.
Every employee was assigned to one mentor and it was that person’s responsibility to act as a “single window” clearance for any help that the person required.
Ratan Tata personally visited the families of all the 80 employees who in some manner – either through injury or getting killed – were affected.
The dependents of the employees were flown from outside Mumbai to Mumbai and taken care off in terms of ensuring mental assurance and peace. They were all accommodated in Hotel President for 3 weeks.
Ratan Tata himself asked the families and dependents – as to what they wanted him to do.
In a record time of 20 days, a new trust was created by the Tatas for the purpose of relief of employees.
What is unique is that even the other people, the railway employees, the police staff, the pedestrians who had nothing to do with Tatas were covered by compensation. Each one of them was provided subsistence allowance of Rs. 10K per month for all these people for 6 months.
A 4 year old granddaughter of a vendor got 4 bullets in her and only one was removed in the Government hospital. She was taken to Bombay hospital and several lacs were spent by the Tatas on her to fully recover her.
New hand carts were provided to several vendors who lost their carts.
Tata will take responsibility of life education of 46 children of the victims of the terror.
This was the most trying period in the life of the organisation. Senior managers including Ratan Tata were visiting funeral to funeral over the 3 days that were most horrible.
The settlement for every deceased member ranged from Rs. 36 to 85 lacs [One lakh rupees tranlates to approx 2200 US $ ] in addition to the following benefits:

a. Full last salary for life for the family and dependents;

b. Complete responsibility of education of children and dependents – anywhere in the world.
c. Full Medical facility for the whole family and dependents for rest of their life.
d. All loans and advances were waived off – irrespective of the amount.
e. Counselor for life for each person
B. Epilogue
How was such passion created among the employees? How and why did they behave the way they did?
The organisation is clear that it is not something that someone can take credit for. It is not some training and development that created such behaviour. If someone suggests that – everyone laughs
It has to do with the DNA of the organisation, with the way Tata culture exists and above all with the situation that prevailed that time. The organization has always been telling that customers and guests are #1 priority
The hotel business was started by Jamshedji Tata when he was insulted in one of the British hotels and not allowed to stay there.
He created several institutions which later became icons of progress, culture and modernity. IISc is one such institute. He was told by the rulers that time that he can acquire land for IISc to the extent he could fence the same. He could afford fencing only 400 acres.
When the HR function hesitatingly made a very rich proposal to Ratan – he said – do you think we are doing enough?
The whole approach was that the organisation would spend several hundred crore in re-building the property – why not spend equally on the employees who gave their life?

Ratan Tata is the chairman of Indian Hotels who own the Taj Mahal Hotel Mmbai, which was the target of the terrorists last year.

If someone threatens you at ATM


If you are ever forced by a robber or someone to take money out of an ATM machine, enter your pin number in reversed order. Suppose your number is 1254 enter 4521 instead. The ATM machine will give you your money, but will automatically recognize this as a call for help and will alert the police. This option is in all ATM machines, but not many people know this. Please pass this information on to others. No harm in keeping this in mind .