Posted in Do You Know, English, Idols, Story, Vocabulary, World

Pin Drop

Can you hear a pin drop?
What is the meaning of pin drop silence?
Following are some instances when silence could speak louder than voice. 
Take 1:
Robert Whiting, 

an elderly US gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. 
At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.
“You have been to France before, Monsieur ?”, the Customs officer asked sarcastically.
Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.
“Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.” 
The American said, 

“The last time I was here, 

I didn’t have to show it.”
“Impossible.  

Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France !”, the Customs officer sneered.
The American senior gave the Frenchman a long, hard look. 
Then he quietly explained 
“Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach, 

at 4:40am, on D-Day in 1944, to help liberate your country, I couldn’t find a single Frenchman to show a passport to…. ” 
You could have heard a pin drop

Take 2:
Soon after getting freedom from British rule in 1947, the de-facto prime minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru called a meeting of senior Army Officers to select the first General of the Indian army.
Nehru proposed, “I think we should appoint a British officer as a General of The Indian Army, as we don’t have enough experience to lead the same.”

Having learned under the British, only to serve and rarely to lead, all the civilians and men in uniform present nodded their heads in agreement.
However one senior officer, Nathu Singh Rathore, asked for permission to speak.
Nehru was a bit taken aback by the independent streak of the officer, though, he asked him to speak freely.
Rathore said, “You see, sir, we don’t have enough experience to lead a nation too, so shouldn’t we appoint a British person as the first Prime Minister of India?”
You could hear a pin drop.

After a pregnant pause, Nehru asked Rathore,

“Are you ready to be the first General of The Indian Army?”..
Rathore declined the offer saying “Sir, we have a very talented army officer, my senior, Gen. Cariappa, who is the most deserving among us.”
This is how the brilliant Gen. Cariappa became the first General and Rathore the first ever Lt. General of the Indian Army.
(Many thanks to Lt. Gen Niranjan Malik PVSM (Retd) for this article.)

Worth reading?!

Posted in Amazing Facts, Biology, Do You Know, Science

Medical Fitness

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
           *BLOOD PRESSURE*

          ———-

120/80 — Normal

130/85 –Normal (Control)

140/90 — High

150/95 — V.High

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           *PULSE*

          ——–

72 per minute (standard)

60 — 80 p.m. (Normal)

40 — 180 p.m.(abnormal)

—————————-
          *TEMPERATURE*

          —————–

98.4 F (Normal)

99.0 F Above (Fever)

*BLOOD GROUP COMPATIBILITY*
What’s Your Type and how common is it?
*O+* 1 in 3 37.4%

(Most common)
*A+* 1 in 3 35.7%
*B+* 1 in 12 8.5%
*AB+* 1 in 29 3.4%
*O-* 1 in 15 6.6%
*A-* 1 in 16 6.3%
*B-* 1 in 67 1.5%
*AB-* 1 in 167 .6%

(Rarest)

*Compatible Blood Types*
O- can receive *O-*
O+ can receive *O+, O-*
A- can receive *A-, O-*
A+ can receive *A+, A-, O+, O-*
B- can receive *B-, O-*
B+ can receive *B+, B-, O+, O-*
AB- can receive *AB-, B-, A-, O-*
AB+ can receive *AB+, AB-, B+, B-, A+, A-, O+, O-*
This is an important information which can save a life! A life could be saved…

What is ur blood group ?

Posted in Do You Know, World

Important Days

1. World Book Day – April 23

2. Red Cross Day – May 8

3. National Technology Day – May 11

4. World Environment Day – June 5

5. Ozone Day – September 16

6. World Tourism Day – September 27

7. Day of the Elderly – October 1

8. World Food Day – October 16

9. World Thrift Day – October 30

10. World Aids Day – December 1

11. Human Rights Day – December 10

Posted in Do You Know, World History

World History

1. The American War of Independence was fought during the years – 1775 – 1783 AD

2. Stalin became the Premier of USSR in – 1924 AD

3. Lenin was succeeded by – Stalin
4. In the Second World War, atomic bombs were dropped in Japan which destroyed – Hiroshima

5. Leningrad was built by – Peter I

6. White House, the residence of the President of the USA is located at – Washington DC

7. In European History, the year 1848 is known as – Year of Revolution

8. The first Prime Minister of Israel was – David Ben-Gurion

9. The English King who was prepared to exchange his kingdom for a horse was – Richard III

10. Nixon was succeeded by – Gerald Ford

11. Nixon resigned in the year – 1974 AD

12. The First World War broke out in – 1914 AD

13. In the year 1959, Chinese occupied – Tibet

14. A big Naval expedition sent by Philip II against England was known as the – Spanish Armada

15. Magna Carta is also known as the – Bible of English Constitution

Posted in Do You Know, Geography, Our Planet, World

Epithets of Country

#Epithets

1. Land of Five Rivers – Punjab, India

2. Land of Thousand Lakes – Finland

3. Land of white Elephant – Thailand

4. Never Never Land – Prairies of N.Australia

5. Pearls of the Antilles – Cuba

6. Playground of Europe – Switzerland

7. Playground of India – Kashmir

8. Powder Keg of Europe – Balkans

9. Quaker City – Philadelphia (U.S.A)

10. Queen of the Adriatic – Venice, Italy

11. Queen of the Arabian sea /Venice of the East – Kochi, India

12. Roof of the World – Pamir’s, Central Asia

13. Pink City – Jaipur, India

14. Sick Man of Europe – Turkey

15. Sorrow of China/Yellow River – River Hwang Ho

Posted in Do You Know, Our Planet, Our Solar System

Space Firsts

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#SpaceFirsts

1. The first person to land on the moon – Neil A. Armstrong

2. The first to launch search Satellite or “artificial moon” – U.S.S.R.

3. The first man to enter space – Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin

4. The first person to space as tourist – Dennis Tito

5. The first woman cosmonaut in the world – Valentina Tereshkova

6. The first woman Astronaut pilot – Lt. Col. Eileen Marie Collins

7. The first person to float in space – Alexey Leonov

8. The first American astronaut (2nd in world) to float in space – Edward White

9. The first country to launch a cosmic space rocket towards moon – U.S.S.R.

10. The first man to stay long in space – Valery Ryumin

11. The first space shuttle – Columbia

12. The first spacecraft to leave solar system – Pioneer-II (U.S.A)

13. The first manned spaceship longest stay in space for 11days – Apollo-7(U.S.A)

14. The first Russian cosmonaut to make two space flights – Colonel Vladimir Komarov

15. The first manned spaceship to space flight round the moon – Apollo-8(U.S.A)