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Monday, March 19, 2007

Surprising Rock


A huge rock in a village of Al-Hassa region, SAUDI ARABIA raises 11 cms. from the ground level once in a year during the month of April and stays elevated for about 30 minutes!!!

They say that 17 years ago, one terrorist was shot dead behind this rock as he was hidden there. This encounter happened in the month of April 1989.

You can see the fresh blood stains on the rock. Most surprisingly, when the rock raises from the ground, these stains become darker, fresher and wet.

Local residents tried to wipe off the stains several times, but after some time it appears again on the rock automatically.

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Monday, March 5, 2007

March 03, 2007

Was 1 am, in the morning ;-)

I just arrived at my stop after 6 tiring hours of an arse cramping journey. It was the Sector 19-20-32-33 round-about crossing. It's not a code for some secret facility.

I was so fortunate that I didn't find any conveyance to reach my place. Called up my dad in the middle of the night, who himself was asleep after an 8 hour journey, to come and pick me up. Obviously I couldn't walk my 3 km way home at that cold hour. Decided to cover some distance till the time dad arrived.

A black road, another black night, and a biting breeze to freeze me to death. I saw a pack of stray dogs howling.

I noticed the lovely beasts frothing at mouth at something on the road. As I approached the pack, I found nothing else other than my own self that was being growled at by the dogs. It scared the shit out of me. I saw some cyclists coming by to gimme some confidence. It was a sense of security and relief.

Rare vehicles past by before another thing caught my eye. The moon. It was full.

It had a white ring around it. Something like a circle of white smoke creating a faded circumference at a distance from the moon. It was beautiful and astounding. Strange.


The ring around the Moon (HALO) is caused by the refraction of Moonlight from ice crystals at different angles in the upper atmosphere. The shape of the ice crystals results in a focusing of the light into a ring. Since the ice crystals typically have the same shape, hexagonal, the Moon ring is almost always the same size.

Weather Folklore has it that a ring around the moon signifies bad weather is coming, and in many cases this may be true. It is believed that the number of stars within a moon halo indicate the number days before bad weather will arrive. Give it a try the next time you observe a moon halo.

It was a Lunar Eclipse Yesterday. Felt great to witness the marvel.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Beautiful Ice Festival

Here are spectacular Ice Festival pictures. These pictures are from the Lake Placid, NY Ice Festival. Enjoy!

Lake Placid is a village in New York, near the center of the Town of North Elba and named after an adjacent lake. While the village is a year-round resort, it's likely most known as the site of the 1980 Winter Olympics.Lake Placid also hosted the Winter Olympics in 1932.












Thursday, March 1, 2007

Numbers...

The numbers we all use (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.) are known as "arabic" numbers to distinguish them from the "Roman Numerals" (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, etc). Actually the arabs popularized these numbers but they were originally used by the early phonecian traders to count and keep track of their trading accounts.

Have you ever thought why ......... 1 means "one", and 2 means "two"? The roman numerals are easy to understand but what was the logic behind the phonecian numbers?

It's all about angles !


It's the number of angles. If one writes the numbers down (see below) on a piece of paper in their older forms, one quickly sees why. I have marked the angles with "o"s.
No 1 has one angle. No 2 has two angles. No 3 has three angles... etc. and "O" has no angles



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