7 More Strange Things In India

8. Highest gold consumption in the world

849 metric tonnes of gold is consumed in India every year. The reason for this consumption is marriages and festivals.

9. Tallest statue in the world

India holds the record of possessing world’s largest statue that stands at a height of 182 meters and is known as “statue of unity”. The government spent INR 3000 crores for its construction. The interesting fact about the construction of statue is that around 3000 metric tonnes of iron was collected from all over India specially from villages but later it was cleared that those iron pieces were not used in the construction of the main project but for other parts of the project.

10. ID’s for cows

Wait! what? ID’s for cows? Yes, you read it right. In the West Bengal state of India, cows have their own ID cards this step was taken by the Indian border guards who photographed the cows in West Bengal so as to stop the smuggling of cattle to neighbouring Bangladesh

11. Six seasons

India is known to the world as the land of festivals but do you know no other country except India has 6 seasons a year. According to the Hindu scriptures, the 6 seasons are :

Vasant Ritu: Spring ( Feb-April)

Grishma Ritu: Summer (April- June)

Varsha Ritu: Monsoon ( June – August)

Sharad Ritu: Autumn ( August – October)

Hemant Ritu: Prewinter ( October – December)

Shishir or Shita Ritu: Winter ( December – Feb)

12. Home for most polluted cities

India stands at the first position in the list of world’s most polluted countries. The cities which are most polluted are Kanpur, Faridabad, Gaya, Varanasi, Delhi and the list does not end here. The fact that is scary and worth of your consideration is that the people living in Delhi are most prone to pollution and sources say that breathing in Delhi is equal to smoking 44 cigarettes a day. This literally scars me.

13. Largest Hub for spices

India is the largest producer of spices and produces more than 50 spices including chilli, turmeric, cumin and pepper. The interesting stuff here to notice is that the pepper is also used as a non-lethal weapon by the Indian Army. The armed forces use chilli grenade made up of chilli spices in a weaponized form.

14. Low divorce rate

The divorce rate in India is very low and the reason for this could be that people of India consider marriages a bond that does not break even after death. They believe that the person you marry should be your only partner throughout life. Getting divorced also creates an unhealthy image of that person in society.

7 Strange Things In India

1. Policemen are paid for keeping moustaches

The tradition of keeping long moustaches in India seems very pleasant. People from rural India have been following this tradition for long but do you know that in an Indian state policemen are paid INR 33 per month for keeping moustaches. The police chief in that state hit upon this idea because he observed people giving respect to policemen having moustaches and treating them pleasantly.

2. The nine unknown men

Have you ever heard about the nine unknown men? well, it is one of the biggest mysteries of the Indian subcontinent till date. The nine unknown men resemble a secret group of nine people which was created by the emperor Ashoka in 226 BC. The purpose of this secret society was to create, preserve and spread knowledge and to make sure that every creature lives peacefully, enjoys security and happiness. The identity of those men was kept a secret.

3. Magnetic hill of Ladakh

You must have planned to visit Ladakh because of its enchanting beauty but let me tell you one mysterious as well as the strange thing that exists in the beautiful area of Ladakh. “ Magnetic hill of Ladakh” it is called so because it pulls the vehicle up which are within its range because of a strong magnetic force that exists there. In fact, many Indian Air Force planes have diverted their routes because of this interference.

4. India has a spa just for elephants

Elephants are so lucky! There is an elephant camp located in Kerala where elephants enjoy a luxurious life and are massaged and cleaned by the locals there.

5. The largest number of veg in the world

Indians prefer veg Food over non-veg and this statement is backed by a report which stated that 31% Indians are vegetarians this is because people in India believe that no creature should be harm for our own personal pleasure and they follow the practice of ahimsa (non-violence) which means respecting the lives of other creatures.

6. World’s biggest gathering- Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela is the world’s biggest gathering where people from all over the globe gather and take a dip in the holy river, Ganga, as they believe that doing this will wash away all their sin. There are four Kumbh Mela: the Haridwar Kumbh Mela, the Prayag Kumbh Mela, Nashik simhastha and Ujjain simhastha. The interesting thing about the Kumbh Mela is that 75 million people gathered for Kumbh Mela in2011 and the crowd was so large that it was visible from space.

7. 31 doctors in a single family

Jaipur is famous for forts, right? But after reading the next few lines you will get to know what you can expect from Jaipur besides forts. A family in Jaipur consists of 31 doctors, there are 7 physicians, 5 gynecologists, 3 ophthalmologists, 3 ENT specialists, neurologists, urologists, surgeons, psychiatrists, pathologist and orthopaedic doctors in the family!

Chelsea 4 Arsenal 1

It was a victorious night for Chelsea and their fans, as the team beat Arsenal 4-1 to win the Europa League final in Baku, Azerbaijan on Wednesday night. Man of the match went to Chelsea’s Eden Hazard after he scored two goals and helped a third. After a goalless first half, the Blues started the second much stronger with former Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud scoring the opening goal against his old team mates with a powerful near-post header in the 49th minute. Pedro took a cross from Hazard and scored the second goal of the match. Five minutes later Hazard bought the score to 3-0 from the penalty spot.

With Arsenal trailing, Alex Iwobi was brought on for Lucas Torreira in the 67th minute. Two minutes later, he briefly gave the Gunners hope with their first goal in the 69th minute. But Hazard returned with his second – and Chelsea’s fourth – goal, ensuring victory for the Blues. After the game, Hazard told BT Sport “I think it’s a goodbye, but in football you never know.” Some people have taken this to mean he has played his final game for Chelsea, after being linked with a move to Real Madrid. If it is goodbye after seven years at Chelsea, what a way to go out!

Chelsea’s triumph brought them their fifth European title and their first since they won the Europa League in Amsterdam in 2013. The victory also gave manager Maurizio Sarri the first trophy of his career. The next time Uefa wants to take a showpiece club final to a new footballing outpost, they could always try the moon. It cannot be that much more inaccessible than Baku proved to be for UK-based Chelsea and Arsenal fans, and the atmosphere will surely be better than it was at the half-empty Olympic Stadium on Wednesday too.

How Much of a Daredevil Are You?

How Much of a Daredevil Are You?

Apparently not at all. I am the opposite of a daredevil. I’m more like a boreangel. If that could be the opposite of a daredevil. I checked out this list of things to do that a daredevil wants to do, according to the website Whiskeyriff, and I gotta say that I haven’t even come close to doing any of these things.

  • Skydiving.
  • Bungee jumping.
  • Scuba diving.
  • Cage diving.
  • Cliff jumping.
  • Bull riding.
  • Powerboating.
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Hot air ballooning.
  • Go zero-gravity

Out of these I would love to go on a hot air balloon and definetely go zero-gravity. The latter is something I have wanted to do for a very long time. Other than that I don’t want to try any of the others.

Prompt from The Living Network at The New York Times

10 Dirty Jokes

1. What does the sign on an out-of-business brothel say?

Beat it. We’re closed.

2. Why was the guitar teacher arrested?

For fingering a minor.

3. What’s the difference between a tire and 365 used condoms?

One’s a Goodyear. The other’s a great year.

4. Why does Santa Claus have such a big sack?

He only comes once a year.

5. What did the banana say to the vibrator?

Why are you shaking? She’s gonna eat me!

6. What’s the difference between a Catholic priest and a zit?

A zit will wait until you’re twelve before it comes on your face.

7. What do a penis and a Rubik’s Cubes have in common?

The more you play with it, the harder it gets.

8. What’s the difference between your wife and your job?

After five years, your job will still suck.

9. What’s the difference between anal and oral sex?

Oral sex makes your day. Anal makes your hole weak.

10. How is a push-up bra like a bag of chips?

As soon as you open it, you realize it’s half empty.

Netflix Binging

Netflix is not good for me man! It’s so fucking addictive that I feel exactly like a junkie now. It’s so easy when you have a complete show uploaded on there and you can stream it so easily and just chill out on your couch, or as in my case, the bed and watch episode after episode.

Now it wouldn’t be the same for a show that I have already seen once or more than once. Since I already know what happens I would not have the same urge, no matter how much I love the show. But when it is a new show or a show / season that I have never seen before and I like it, then I want to watch the whole thing as quickly as I can. When it is a serial type show in which each episode just continues from where the previous one left off and it has a mystery or “who dun it” style storyline, fuck I just want to binge watch it and stay in bed until I finish it.

That is not good for me or anyone. I need to be careful or I will just let the day or days go by. I understand that this is appeal of Netflix but still I need some space. I just binged watched an 8 episode show, 4 episodes last night at 1:30am and then 4 today. Yikes! I need to go to work and back to the land of the living.

Nothing Rhymes With Orange?

My whole world has come crashing down.

Apparently, the ageless rumor that orange doesn’t rhyme with any other word is (unfortunately?) incorrect. Orange rhymes with Blorenge  (a mountain in Wales) and sporange (a technical word for a sac where spores are made). Now I don’t know how well those would go in a song or a poem.

I went hiking up Mount Blorenge,

in search of the elusive juicy orange,

but I ended up getting deadly ill

as I stepped into a sporange

But there are words without a rhyming partner. Bulb comes from the Ancient Greek word for onion, bolbas. In the early 1800s, the word was applied to scientific instruments of a similar shape, including the thermometer bulb and the light bulb. It still hasn’t found a word to rhyme with though.

And, then there’s the rhymeless angel, which comes from the Greek word, angelos, which meant “messenger of God.” Finally, the common -th ending takes on many different pronunciations, but the one used for the word month renders it without a rhyming partner.

5 Weird German Laws & Rules

1) Cycling whilst drunk: Getting caught cycling whilst under the influence of alcohol (blood alcohol level of 1.6 percent or more) has serious implications in Germany. Not only can German authorities confiscate your driving license, they may also order an MPA (medical-psychological assessment). If you fail to pass the MPA, the authorities will automatically revoke your license. And good luck trying to get it back – it can take years (of therapy) before you pass the annual MPAs.

2) Masks worn at demos: It is illegal to wear masks if you go on strike or to a political demonstration. The law says that you are not allowed to mask your face when you go to a protest. Police often need to arrest people at demonstrations and if someone is wearing a mask, their identity can be easier concealed. So think again before you don your balaclava – a policeman could arrest you, even before you’ve started throwing eggs at them.

3) No pillows: A pillow can be considered a “passive” weapon, according to German law. A passive weapon is something used to protect yourself against another weapon, like a bullet proof vest. So be warned, the next time you engage in a pillow fight with a German, be sure not to whack them too hard with your pillow, as hitting them could lead to charges of assault.

4) Windows in offices: Every office must have view of the sky however small. In other words, all offices should have a window with good ventilation. The law does not exactly stipulate as such, but according to employment law, employers are legally obliged to set up their offices so that employees health and lives are not in danger, which according to Germans is not possible in a windowless office.

5) No drilling on Sundays: Germans take their day of rest very seriously. Shops are shut, people take leisurely walks and there will be absolutely no domestic drilling thank you very much. It is against the law to drill at any time on a Sunday. And it doesn’t stop with DIY either, take note that throwing away bottles in the recycling bins is also strictly forbidden outside certain hours – if you don’t believe us check the containers.

When Do You Lie?

We all lie from time to time. Or exaggerate the truth. Sometimes its for fun or for comical pleasure. I do that a lot, just to get a laugh from people and make things seem even more hilarious than they are. It’s harmless and makes story-telling a lot of fun.

I try not to say outright lies though. Sometimes it is hard but at times I feel, in the way that our society is, we are forced to make up a straight white lie. Just to get out of a spot of trouble or hardship, we make up a story or an excuse and we lie our way through it. That’s just the way our cruel world works.

However I would suggest that you keep it as less as possible and keep it simple. Otherwise, you will be telling one lie to balance the previous lie and on and on it goes and it will be hard to unravel the mess of lies. And it is hard to keep a track of all of it.

Prompt from The Learning Network at The New York Times

Coffee Cake Receipe

Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Line and grease 2 x 18cm sandwich tins. Add the sugar and butter to a bowl and whisk until very fluffy and pale.

Whisk the eggs in a mug with a fork, then add them gradually to the mixture with 1 tbsp of flour each time. (Make sure you don’t use all the flour.) When the eggs have been fully combined into the mix, add the rest of the flour and the baking powder and fold it in gently.

Add the dissolved coffee to the mixture, still folding. Divide into the sandwich tins and cook for 25-30 min until risen and firm and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 mins then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Can be frozen at this stage.

Meanwhile make the icing by beating the icing sugar with the butter until light and fluffy, then add the dissolved coffee. Whisk then cover and put to one side until ready to ice the cake.

Once the sponges have completely cooled, spread half the icing on the bottom of one (leaving around half for the top) and spread the strawberry jam on the bottom of the other, if using. Sandwich together, spread the remaining icing on top. Decorate with walnuts, or cherries if you prefer.

From The BBC Good Food

Top Tips For Looking After Your Tech

It goes without saying that pretty much every household now has some sort of the latest tech in their home whether it’s a mobile phone, laptop, television or something like a hoover you are bound to find something. This means that everyone has tech that they should be looking after.

Not a lot of people know that they should be taking care of their technology, you can insure items and have services by professionals but it is also just as easy to look after your tech at home. Have a look here at some of the top tips for looking after your tech at home.


One of the most cost-effective and easiest ways you can look after your tech is to protect it with things such as cases and screen protection. A lot of mobile phones and tablets are very fragile and it’s often unavoidable to have that accidental drop, by having a protecting case and screen cover you are definitely helping the situation. It can be very expensive to replace screens on this sort of tech however you can look for Phone Remedies that will help you to repair these yourself at a fraction of the cost.

If you ever take your tech such as laptops out of your home it’s definitely wise to provide some sort of protection for these too. Try having a look at laptop cases, wire cases and camera cases for this sort of tech, it may also be a good idea to insure any items that you are going to be taking out on a regular basis. Try having a shop around for the best insurance deals you will find that there are sometimes offers where you can insure more than one item on the same policy rather than needing to find one for each item. It’s definitely worth checking your home insurance and any insurances that you have free with a bank account too as it’s often the case that tech is covered on these policies and all you need to do is inform them that you own the tech.


Much like a car or bike your tech needs to have regular service to keep up to date and in tip-top working condition. With items such as mobile phones, tablets, computers, laptops, and cameras it is a good idea to run regular updates to ensure they have to best operating system and updated services to hand. Companies regularly release things called bug fixes that will fix any problems you may be having with your tech running smoothly.

It’s also a good idea to run services on techs like your hoovers, fridges, and cookers on a regular basis too but obviously, these are going to be a different type of service as you cant plug them in to receive an update or bug fix. To give this tech a service you will need to manually do it, giving them a regular clean and treatment is going to make this sort of tech have a much longer lifespan. Some items such as washing machines may need to be serviced by a professional but you can always use protects to prevent things like limescale in between services.

Look After The Battery

Everyone has heard about the fact that batteries can be temperamental and with the ways that tech is designed now it pretty much spells the end of its life if the battery is to become faulty. Gone are the days where you can just replace the battery and carry on using the device. By using your battery carefully and charging with manufacturing instructions you are giving your device the best chance of having a long lifespan.

The best way to look after your tech devices is to never leave your items to run completely out of charge and only charge until it is full. Most people will charge their devices overnight however this could spell problems for your tech so it’s best to be avoided. If you are out and about you can get handy devices to charge your tech while out and about and there is even new tech that’s started to be released where you are able to share your charge with other devices. Another piece of advice to help look after your battery is to keep your phone out of the sun, having your phone in the sun for a long time can not only damage the quality of the screen but can also damage your battery and cause overheating.

General Care

By this, we mean to keep your items clean and protected from things such as viruses. By making sure you are cleaning your tech regularly you are making sure you are giving it a longer lifespan as dust and dirt can be detrimental to how a device keeps on working. There are all sorts of handy tools and tips that you can use to keep your techs clean such as using keyboard putty or brushes to get into the nooks and crannies. Your keyboard can be one of the worst areas to keep clean. It may be worth having a shop around for specialist wipes or cleaning tools for your more expensive tech as sometimes cleaning with water can be damaging.

It’s important to run regular virus scans on all of your tech, especially those that connect to the internet and yes, this does include things such as tablet and mobile phones, you will most likely find an onboard virus scanner for these devices in your settings and it’s recommended to scan at least once a month to keep on top of your device, they often have settings where you can scan for apps that are running in the background and files that aren’t needed anymore. For a desktop home computer or laptop, though it’s advisable to use virus protection such as Norton as it will be left running in the background and notify you instantly if there are any threats, it will even stop them until you instruct it what to do.

Do you have any other tips for looking after your tech? Please share them in the comments section below.

Arsenal : Some Rumours For Transfers

Arsenal legend Ian Wright says Ben Chilwell and Youri Tielemans are ‘dream’ signings for Arsenal this summer. Chilwell, the Leicester left-back, and midfielder Tielemans, who spent part of 2018/19 on loan with the Foxes, are two of the most highly-rated young players in Europe. The Gunners are reported to have looked at them, and Wrighty told the Mirror they would be on his summer dream list for Arsenal.

Arsenal are keeping tabs on £18million-rated Mario Hermoso as Gunners look to strengthen defensive options – reports. Spanish outlet Sport have identified Hermoso as a potential replacement for Shkodran Mustafi. But the Espanyol defender is also being tracked by Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus and also has a buy-back clause with Real Madrid. Espanyol would reportedly be willing to do business for Hermoso for around £18m.

Arsenal could make a move for Roma defender Kostas Manolas this summer. The Greek centre-back has been one of Serie A’s best for several years and has often caught the eye of Premier League clubs. Calciomercato report that Arsenal have held discussions with the player’s agent, Mino Raiola, and they are not put off by his £32million release clause. Arsenal are also in the hunt for a new goalkeeper, with Petr Cech retiring at the end of the season. Reports in Germany say Emery is keen on 20-year-old Markus Schubert, who is leaving Dynamo Dresden this summer. The youngster is available on a free transfer, and the Gunners want him as back-up to Bernd Leno.