Ever wondered how Shahrukh paid a tax of Rs 27 Crore last year by starring in just two movies. Well it is to nobody’s surprise that brand Shahrukh is the hottest thing in the Indian advertising industry. According to estimates King Khan’s income is close to Rs 150 crore during the current financial year. This mammoth amount is the highest for any star endorsing products.
Big B is the brand ambassador for more products but his pay is Rs 120 crore which is far behind SRK. Other stars like Hrithik and Aishwarya manage to reach a figure of Rs100 crore occasionally. The star earns around Rs 5 to 6 crore or at times even more from one endorsement which is equivalent to the sum he charges for one movie. Last year the actor made filled his wallet by hosting Kaun Banega Crorepati where he got a renumeration of Rs 1 crore per episode.
Shahrukh however maintains a fixed rate of Rs 5 to 6 crore per movie and maintains this irrespective of his success or failure. He is different from many other stars who double their fees overnight after giving a hit. It may be mentioned that Shahrukh has not increased his fees after the success of Om Shanti Om. Shahrukh is also one of the most professional stars on the sets and does not carry his stardom with him during shoot.
The actor however behaves like a star during the shooting of commercials. He does not compromise on his price for the ads. The actor argues that he boosts the sales through his image and thus he has every right to charge good fees from advertisers. Shahrukh also says that he can today ask for high renumeration as he has established himself in the industry with his hard work over the years.
Macropinna macrostoma (common name “barreleyes”) can rotate its eyes to a vertical position; because its head is transparent, it can then see predators or prey above itself without moving its body!
Two net-caught individuals contained fragments of jellyfish, which must have been their last meal. Such a potentially painful dinner requires incredible stealth, so it’s now thought that barreleyes carefully maneuvers its body near such stinging organisms, keeping its “eyes on the prize,” as the researchers said, throughout the entire hunt. Its tiny mouth then picks at the victim while a transparent shield protects the fish’s eyes.
They were together in the House.
Just the two of them.
It was a cold, dark, stormy night. The storm had come quickly
each time the thunder boomed he watched her jump.
She looked across the room and admired his strong appearance…and
wished that he would take her in his arms, comfort her and protect her
from the storm.
She wanted that…more than anything.
Suddenly, with a pop, the power went out… She screamed…
He raced to the sofa where she was cowering.
He didn’t hesitate to pull her into his arms.
He knew this was a forbidden union and
expected her to pull back.
He was surprised when she didn’t resist but instead clung to him.
The storm raged on..as did their growing passion And
there came a moment when each knew that they had to be together.
They knew it was wrong…
Their families would never understand… So consumed were
they in their passion that they heard no opening
of doors…just the faint click of a camera……
Always Remember How To Smile..!!!
Japan is, of course, famous for its efficient use of space, but it never ceases to amaze me how much entertainment the tiny Tokyo Dome City Attractions (formerly Korakuen) manages to crowd into such a tiny plot of land. It’s got a roller coaster, Ferris wheel, drop tower, water ride, and much, much more. Admission is free.
You have two cows. You create a website for them and advertise them in all magazines. You create a Cow City or Milk Town for them. You sell off their milk before the cows have even been milked to both legitimate and shady investors who hope to sell the non-existent milk for a 100% profit in two years time. You bring Tiger Woods to milk the cows first to attract attention.
You have two cows. They’ve been sitting there for decades and no one realizes that cows can produce milk. You see what Dubai is doing; you go crazy and start milking the heck out of the cows in the shortest time possible. Then you realize no one wanted the milk in the first place.
You have two cows. Some high government official steals one, milks it, sells the milk and pockets the profit. The government tells you there is just one cow and not enough milk for the people. The people riot and scream death to the government and carry Iranian flags. The Parliament, after thinking for 11 months, decides to employ ten Bahrainis to milk the cow at the same time to cut back on unemployment.
They do not have cows. Milk is imported since no locals can or would milk a cow.
Since milking the cow involves nipples the government decides to ban all cows in public. The only method to milk a cow is to have a cow on one side of the curtain and the guy milking the cow on the other.
You have two cows. After a huge public speech in which you declare cow milking as a landmark initiative and appointing a new government body in charge of cow milking. You first spend a year doing nothing, then you spend 1 year on planning to milk them properly and safely, another one year to get the proper ministry approvals to milk them. By the time you actually get around to milking the cows, the cows are dead.
A temple has been built by monks in northeast Thailand who used over a million recycled beer bottles to make the walls and roof.
Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew, also known as Wat Lan Kuad or ‘the Temple of a Million Bottles’, is in Sisaket province near the Cambodian border, 400 miles from the capital Bangkok.
The Buddhist monks began collecting bottles in 1984 and they collected so many that they decided to use them as a building material.
They encouraged the local authorities to send them more and they have now created a complex of around 20 buildings using the beer bottles, comprising the main temple over a lake, crematorium, prayer rooms, a hall, water tower, tourist bathrooms and several small bungalows raised off the ground which serve as monks quarters.
The bottles do not lose their colour, provide good lighting and are easy to clean, the men say.
A concrete core is used to strengthen the building and the green bottles are Heineken and the brown ones are the Thai beer Chang.
The monks are so eco-friendly that the mosaics of Buddha are created with recycled beer bottle caps.
Altogether there are about 1.5 million recycled bottles in the temple, and the monks at the temple are intending to reuse even more.
Abbot San Kataboonyo said: “The more bottles we get, the more buildings we make.”
The beer bottle temple is now on an approved list of eco-friendly sight-seeing tours in southeast Asia.
Continental Express flight 3407 crashed into a home outside of Buffalo, possibly due to ice buildup on the plane’s wings and/or tail.
-By Brendan Borrell
Last Thursday, Continental Express flight 3407 was just five miles (eight kilometers) short of the runway in Buffalo, N.Y., when it suddenly pitched, rolled, and plunged into a house outside of town, killing all 48 passengers and crew and one man inside the house.
Media reports have suggested that the pilot may have violated company guidelines—but no federal laws—by engaging autopilot on the propeller-driven Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 airplane under severe icing conditions. In December, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) had warned that “using the autopilot can hide changes in the handling qualities of the airplane that may be a precursor to premature stalling or loss of control.” The Federal Aviation Administration has not made such recommendations mandatory.
The pilot of flight 3407, which was operated by Colgan Air, had turned on the de-icing system just 11 minutes after taking off from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and had discussed “significant” ice buildup on the windshield and wings of the plane. One other plane on the same route landed after flight 3407 without incident, after reporting severe icy conditions. Still, NTSB member Steven Chealander warned yesterday against “jumping to conclusions” about icing being the primary cause of the crash, which occurred just 26 seconds after an antistall system disengaged the autopilot.
Ice typically builds up when tiny cloud droplets impact and freeze on the leading edges, or front surfaces, of the plane. The ice alters airflow over the wing and tail, reducing the lift force that keeps the plane in the air, and potentially causing aerodynamic stall—a condition that can lead to a temporary loss of control. The Dash 8 was fitted with pneumatic de-icing boots that inflate and deflate to break off the crust that forming on the wing’s leading edge during flight, but if the plane is pelted with larger droplets, they may freeze farther back on the wing where ice cannot be effectively removed. (The IceController, a device not yet in use on planes, zaps ice off with a pulse of electricity).
To find out more about the dangers of icing, we spoke to Thomas Ratvasky, who has worked as an engineer at the Icing Branch of the NASA Glenn Research Center for the last 19 years.
How does ice build up on airplanes?
Ice builds up on aircraft in two ways: in flight or on the ground. On the ground, precipitation falls onto the airplane and freezes on upper surfaces much like what happens if you leave your car out overnight. On planes, ground icing forms on the upper surfaces of the wing and tail. That type of ice is managed by de-icing the plane with a fluid [typically propylene glycol] at the airport.
In flight icing is where the airplane is flying through clouds made up of small liquid water droplets. These liquid water droplets can be sustained as liquid below the freezing point. Everybody knows that 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degree Celsius) is where water freezes. It turns out that if the water is very pure—if it is condensed out of the atmosphere—and there is nothing for that water to freeze on, it can be sustained below the normal freezing point. What we find in the wintertime is clouds that are made up of small water droplets where the water temperature can be as low as negative 40 degrees C. Here comes this plane flying through the cloud, and the water droplets impact the airplane and then freeze because now they have a surface to freeze on. Ice builds up in flight on the frontal surfaces: leading edge of the wings, the nose and the tail surfaces. There are systems to prevent ice or to remove ice. The de-icing system works on the basis of allowing ice to form before being broken off [using pneumatic boots that inflate to crack the ice]. The anti-icing system prevents ice from forming by blowing hot air from within the compressor of the engine.
We have here at NASA an Icing Research Program with folks who do computer codes to predict ice growth, and we have a wind tunnel in which we can recreate icing conditions on a model.
Why is ice a problem for airplanes?
Ice reshapes the surface of the lift-producing parts of the airplane: the wings and the tail. That roughness is enough to change the aerodynamics of the wing such that there’s more drag and less lift.
The amount of lift a wing creates depends on the relative angle that the airstream has to the airfoil. As you increase that angle—the angle of attack—you generate more and more lift. But at some point air cannot flow over upper surface, and you have aerodynamic stall. The point at which aerodynamic stall takes place has to do with the contour of the airfoil. If the surface is contaminated with slight roughness—sandpaper roughness—it will reduce the lift and change the point at which stall takes place.
For scheduled air carriers [including commercial passenger airlines] icing has been a contributing factor in 9.5 percent of fatal air carrier accidents.
How are pilots trained to handle aerodynamic stall?
As you go through pilot training—without icing involved—you practice wing stalls. You bring the nose up and the airplane shakes around because of separated flow. To recover from that, you push the nose down to reduce the angle of attack on the wing and recover. What happens with ice is same principle, but it is happening at a lower angle of attack.
Why would having a plane on autopilot interfere with a pilot’s ability to prevent stall?
If a person is hand-flying an airplane and the airplane has a reversible control system, then for every action the pilot makes on the control there is some reaction on the control. There is the ability for the airplane to talk to you.
When the autopilot is engaged, that information isn’t being passed onto the pilot. The National Transportation Safety Board recommends against flying with autopilot under icing conditions. [The Federal Aviation Administration recommends against autopilot only under severe icing conditions.] Companies make their own choices on how to present that information to the pilot.
My dad is a prefessional Graphics designer, these days due to the recession period, he lost his job an is sitting home searching a job.
My mom is very fond of photography, so she takes a lot of snaps of mine,
A SPANISH Teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine.
‘House’ for instance, is feminine: ‘la casa.’
‘Pencil,’ however, is masculine: ‘el lapiz..’
A student asked, ‘What gender is ‘computer’?’
Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether computer’ should be a masculine or a feminine noun. Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.
The men’s group decided that ‘computer’ should definitely be of the feminine gender (‘la computadora’), because:
1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic;
2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else;
3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval; and
4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.
(THIS GETS BETTER!)
The women’s group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine (‘el computador’), because:
1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on;
2. They have a lot of data but still can’t think for themselves;
3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem; and
4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model.
The women won.