Monday, February 28, 2011

Just For Laughs - Reality TV

Just For Laughs - Reality TV

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Largest flower in the world; born in Estado Veracruz , México

Largest flower in the world; born in Estado Veracruz , México

Amorphophallus titanum, also called cadaverous flower, grown in Río Blanco, Veracruz, México,
is the largest flower in the world, towering two meters high and weighing 75 kilos. It blooms for only three days every 40 years.

I love nature

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Warning from the British Ministry of health regarding Energy Saving Bulb

英國衛生部關於節能燈泡作出警告/ Warning from the British Ministry of health regarding Energy

Warning from the British Ministry of health about Energy Saving bulbs
These type of bulbs which are called Energy Saving or low Energy bulbs, if it broken i t causes serious danger! As much that everybody will have to leave the room for at least 15 minutes.

Because it contains Mercury (poisonous) which cause migraine, disorientation, imbalances and different other health problems while inhalation.

And many people with allergies, causes them severe skin condition and other diseases just by touching this substance or inhaling it.

Also the ministry! warned by NOT cleaning the debris of the broken bulb with the vacuum cleaner, because it would spread the contamination to other rooms in the house while using the vacuum cleaner again.
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It must be cleaned through normal broom or brush and be kept in a sealed bag and thrown right away from the house in the ban for hazardous materials.

Notice: Mercury is dangerous, more poisonous than lead or arsenic!!!!

英國衛生部關於節 能燈泡作出警告

這種類型的燈泡被稱為節能燈泡或省電 燈泡,如果打破後,它會導致嚴重的危險!盡可能每個人都必須離 開房間至少15分鐘。
因為它含有汞(毒),若吸入體內會造成偏頭痛, 定向障礙,不平衡和不同的其他健康問題。
僅僅通過觸摸或吸入這種物質,有許多人有過敏反 應,導致他們患上嚴重的皮膚病和其他疾病。
該部還警告!不要用真空吸塵器清 理碎片及破碎的燈泡,因為它會蔓延到其他房間,污染家裡的環境。

必須通過正常的清潔刷和掃帚及保存在密封袋,馬 上扔到禁止危險材料的收集處。

Tiger Wood

Sunday, February 13, 2011

More Carrefour stores caught overcharging

More Carrefour stores caught overcharging
(China Daily)
Updated: 2011-02-09 10:17

BEIJING - Two more Carrefour stores were found to have overcharged customers, after 11 of the French retailer's stores in China were fined 500,000 yuan ($76,000) each in a government campaign to crack down on price manipulation during the Spring Festival holiday.

Guangzhou-based New Express Daily reported on Sunday that during a Spring Festival inspection, the Guangzhou price bureau found that Carrefour's Xinshi and Tianheyuancun stores were selling goods for more than the tag prices.

"An investigation is under way but the illegal pricing practices have been confirmed," Wu Linbo, deputy director of the Guangzhou price bureau, was quoted by the newspaper as saying. According to the newspaper, the local government will soon publicize the penalty it decides upon.

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced on Jan 26 that 11 Carrefour stores and three Wal-Mart stores were found to be overcharging customers and urged local authorities to act.

The practices included referring to normal prices as sales prices, charging more than what was listed on price tags, and misleading customers with price figures typed in different sizes.

Following the statement, the 11 Carrefour stores in six cities were fined 500,000 yuan each.

While China is combating inflation, overcharging practices during Spring Festival have become a focus of price regulators.

New Express reported Carrefour's Guangzhou branch did not respond to a telephone request for comment but said in a text message that it would cooperate with investigators and take appropriate action.

Carrefour released a statement in late January, after the NDRC announcement, saying it "sincerely apologizes".

The NDRC said in a statement before the Spring Festival that all supermarkets in China must avoid overcharging customers, and it added that it would step up price monitoring over the Lunar New Year.

Carrefour China has promised customers it would refund five times the difference between the advertised prices and incorrect prices charged.

The refund policy will be permanently implemented at Carrefour's 182 outlets in China. However, China Central Television reported that many customers cannot clearly remember how much they were overcharged in the supermarket or find it not worth the effort to collect refunds of less than 100 yuan.

Chen Bo, a spokesperson with Carrefour China, said in an interview with Xinhua News Agency on Jan 30 that the company has established short-term and long-term measures addressing the issue, including setting up a group to conduct internal price inspections "widely and frequently".

Wu Gaohan, former vice-secretary general of the China Consumers' Association, said multinationals, such as Carrefour and Wal-Mart that have been found to have intentionally overcharged customers, should face stiffer penalties, according to the People's Daily.

The newspaper also quoted Liu Junhai, a commercial-law professor at Renmin University of China, as saying that overcharging scandals will seriously harm the stores' reputations.

Thousands of sky lanterns released in search of good luck

Thousands of sky lanterns released in search of good luck
February 13, 2011

TAIPEI--Chilly rain did not dampen the enthusiasm of 2011 Pingsi Sky Lantern Festival-goers yesterday, as thousands of sky lanterns in search of good luck for the coming year filled the skies over New Taipei City's Pingsi district in northern Taiwan.

total of 2,000 gift lanterns were distributed within just 90 minutes of the noon opening to people in the huge crowds attracted to the annual extravaganza held in the grounds of Pingsi Junior High School.

To celebrate the Republic of China's centennial, a gigantic sky lantern bearing 16 Chinese characters written by President Ma Ying-jeou wishing the country a prosperous, harmonious and lucky 2011, took the lead, soaring into the heavens at 6 p.m.

Like the president, 28-year-old Przemek Jura from Poland was among the 200 people who lit and released the first wave of lanterns.

“Letting off a sky lantern is a very unusual cultural experience for a Catholic like me,” said Jura, who has lived in Taiwan for two-and-a-half years.

“I usually watch the festival on TV, but decided to experience it in person this year,” he said, pointing at the words in Polish he had written on his lantern: “May I have good health.”

As the lanterns rose gently into the sky, the crowds burst into exclamations of encouragement, as according to tradition, the higher the miniature hot-air balloons rise, the more good luck they will bring to their releasers.

By 8 p.m., according to the New Taipei City Tourism Bureau, which organized the event, at least 100,000 people were estimated to have visited the mountain district.

The sky lantern, also known as the Kongming lantern, is said to have been invented by Zhuge Kongming during the Three Kingdoms period of 220-280 A.D.

A noted sage and military strategist, Zhuge used the lanterns, which work by trapping hot air produced by a burning wick — like a modern-day hot-air balloon — to deliver military information when his troops were trapped by the enemy.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Jokes - Mahathir, Queen Elizabeth, and Vladimir Putin

Mahathir, Queen Elizabeth, and Vladimir Putin all die and go to hell.
While there, they spy a red phone and ask what the phone is for. The devil tells them it is for calling back to Earth.
Putin asks to call Russia and talks for 5 minutes. When he is finished the devil informs him that the cost is a million dollars, so Putin writes him a cheque.
Next Queen Elizabeth calls England and talks for 30 minutes. When she is finished the devil informs her that the cost is 6 million dollars, so she writes him a cheque.
Finally Mahathir gets his turn and talks for 4 hours. When he is finished the devil informs him that the cost is $5.00.
When Putin hears this he goes ballistic and asks the devil why Mahathir got to call Malaysia so cheaply.
The devil smiles and replies: "Since Najib took over, the country has gone to hell, so it's a local call."

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Understand my Penis

What is oarfish?

Here is a picture of Giant Oarfish caught at the US Navy SEAL training center on Coronado Island, just off the coast of San Diego, California.




Texas Beer Joint Sues Church MT.Vernon, Texas Drummond's Bar began construction on an expansion of their building to increase their business.

In response, the local Baptist Church started a campaign to block the bar from expanding with petitions and prayers. Work progressed right up until the week before the grand reopening when lightning struck the bar and it burned to the ground!

After the bar burning to the ground by the lightning strike, the church folks were rather smug in their outlook, bragging about "the power of prayer", until the bar owner sued the church on the grounds that the church ... "was ultimately responsible for the demise of his building, either through direct or indirect actions or means."

In its reply to the court, the church vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection to the building's demise.

The judge read through the plaintiff's complaint and the defendant's reply, and at the opening hearing he commented, "I don't know how I'm going to decide this, but it appears from the paperwork that we have a bar owner who believes in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that now does not."

True story.

Beautiful Air Stewardess Lion Air

Coolest Christmas Festival of China

These impressive ice sculptures are part of a display for the upcoming Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival.

The festival officially begins on January 5, when 800,000 tourists are expected to visit the freezing city in northern China.

As well as the colourful life-sized ice buildings, which reflect traditional Chinese architecture, there is also a 160m high Father Christmas sculpture, said by organisers to be the world's largest.

Harbin, which fringes Siberia, plays host to the festival each year, but organisers have revealed that the effects of global warming are taking a toll as the snow and ice now melt more rapidly than in the past.

Unseasonably warm temperatures have made the job especially challenging, said Tang Guangjun, one of the sculptors.

'The weather swings between warm and cold, so it becomes very wet and slippery on the ice. It is very dangerous for us,' he said.

The display is expected to boost local trade during the economic downturn.

'It can stimulate the economy and consumption. When people feel happier, they will want to spend more, so it will lift the economy of the city and even the country,' said Li Qingsheng, a tourist from Beijing.

Officials in Harbin remained optimistic about the tourist outlook for the winter.

Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province on the edge of Siberia, is one of China's coldest places. Winter temperatures can drop to below minus 35 degrees Celsius.

Coolest Christmas Festival of China

An estimated 800,000 tourists, 90 per cent of them Chinese, were expected to visit the ice festival, said Jia Yan, director of the local tourism bureau.

The festival traditionally runs from mid-December to early February.