2 Weirdly Funny Laws In Prague, Czech Republic

Drinking in public is illegal (sort of) : Many people come to Prague thinking it’s legal to drink alcohol in public. No wonder, many guides, and YouTubers tell them it’s ok. Unfortunately, that is actually not entirely true. There are more than 831 locations, where it is not allowed to drink alcohol, including beer and wine. Ironically, it is forbidden to drink alcohol for example on Old Town Square or Wenceslas Square, but there are many stands, selling alcohol. The city ordinance does take this into account by stating, that drinking next to the stand that sold you alcohol is fine. How far is “next to” is not defined…

Writing on the John Lennon wall can result in 1 year in prison : Even us the Honest Guides told you to “tag yourself on the Lennon wall” in one of our videos. Well, times have changed and the owners of the wall are not happy with what the wall has turned into. So they repainted it and said it should only serve as an outdoor gallery with a specifically designated area to write on. Unfortunately, nobody knows what that “area” is, so in a way cops can get you for writing or tagging on the wall. And by the Czech law that is punishable by up to 1 year in prison.

It is forbidden to ride a bicycle in Prague : Well, it is actually true (partially). If you own a bicycle that is wider than 1.2 meters (that’s 3.93701 feet or 47.2441 inches – thank God for the metric system) you can’t ride it in the city center of Prague. Well, you may be asking yourself, is there such a thing as a bicycle that is wider than 1.2 meters? And the answer is yes. It’s these crazy beer bikes, that were serving tourists to drink beers and roam Prague at the same time. The city didn’t like the idea and the only restriction they could come up with to ban these beer bikes was a new traffic sign that prohibits bicycles that are wider than 1.2 meters (width of the beer bike) from entering the city center. The downside of this is thousands of new signs that had to be installed all around the city.

Ways To Build An Online Relationship With Bloggers

Well, this is a very simple thing to say how to do and not that easy to get done. But there are a few things that you can do and which I have done. The very first thing, is you are a new blogger, after you create your own blog and have atleast a few blog posts published, is to look for blogs that you would want to read more than just a handful of posts. One way is to use google for the topics or search for blogs in the particular niche that you are interested in. If it is not a niche but bloggers from a particular country, state or city that you are interested in then do a search for that. There is always a list for them.

Once that is done you start reading their posts and if you find that you enjoy reading them, start commenting on them. Ofcourse add your name and blog URL in the comments so that they can easily check your work out. Then create a blogroll and add the blogs that you have liked and keep adding to them until you have a good number. Keep reading their posts and commenting and replying to their comments. Ask them to check out your blog and when they comment reply back to them. Soon you will have atleast 10-15 (after you keep visiting maybe 30 to 40 blogs) and now you have a small group  of bloggers you have a relationship with.

Point to note, a lot of the bloggers I have create a bond and friendship with have stopped blogging altogether and instead use Facebook & Facebook groups to get their posts across to their friends. Some also use Twitter. I am friends with most of them still so I am happy that we keep in touch. A few seem to have disappeared. It happens.

Prompt from 121 LIFESTYLE BLOG POSTS IDEAS TO WRITE ABOUT IN 2022 at SheMeansBlogging

Getting Organized – Digital Files, Music, Photos, Emails

I have a problem with organizing files on my computer. Mainly to do with work but at times on my personal system too. About the only thing that I have arranged and organized the way that I want it is my extensive collection of musical files, mostly in mp3 format. They are arranged alphabetically and if the songs are all from the same musical album then it is in a folder. If I have more than one album from an artist, then the artist gets a folder and the albums are arranged in their sub folders but alphabetically not chronologically. Actually I once thought of adding the year of the album being released to the title of the album so they will be displayed chronologically but…..I can’t be bothered.

At work I have the same issue. I have been meaning to arrange the monthly and yearly reports of the tests that I conduct on a monthly basis. However I have yet to do that; I just send the reports out and the files are saved on my system. This as irritated me for a while but I have yet to go ahead and do anything about it. Same for a lot of other things I am not sure why I haven’t gotten round to doing that. Whenever I create a new file that I should have added to an existing file, I keep thinking that I should just add it but I don’t. And then there is a scramble to go and get the full data when it is needed.

So I guess this year will be the year that I try to fix that. I dunno how that can be done for old stuff – you still need the time to do that – but atleast going forward I should be able to do that. Fingers crossed!

Prompt from January 2022 Content Calendar Ideas at Issuu Blog

Some Maintenance Tips For Your Washer

The average household of three or four creates anything from five to eight loads of laundry per week. When the washing machine doesn’t work as it should, what happens? It can wreak havoc on the tight schedule of everyday living. Having a reliable service like Capital Appliance Repair Winnipeg within your reach is always a smart thing.

The overall cost to repair a washing machine averages $150 to $400. The average homeowner pays $300 for replacing the transmission or the gaskets, both common fixes. The lowest cost to fix issues like a damaged coupling or lid switch is $85, including labor and parts. The highest cost to repair a washer could be upwards of $575 for labor and parts for an agitator replacement.

Washing machine maintenance can help you avoid breakdowns that could put the appliance out of commission — or worse, lead to leaks and costly water damage. Replace the water hoses. Check hoses regularly for bulging, cracking, fraying, and leaks around the ends. See if you need a drain vent. Make sure the door gasket stays dry between loads. Leave the door open for air circulation when the machine is off. Clean your washing machine often to limit mold spores.

8 Washing Machine Maintenance Tips
  1. Inspect the hoses.
  2. Don’t overload it.
  3. Use the right type of detergent.
  4. Use the right amount of detergent.
  5. Clean the interior and dispensers.
  6. Wipe down the drum, door and gasket.
  7. Leave the door ajar after a load.
  8. Transfer clean laundry to the dryer as soon as it’s done.

Some Tips For Maintaining Your Home Oven

Easily prevent an expensive and troublesome breakdown with regular cleaning and upkeep. You also get the most out of your home warranty contract this way, as most policies assume you do basic maintenance already. If your oven has stopped working, the problem is most likely with the gas line, and will require professional oven repair. Looking out for reliable appliance repair & services like ASAP Appliance Repair in your area is the safest best.

However here are some maintenance tips:

1. Gas Cooktop : For a gas cooktop, remove the covers off the burners. Wash the covers with dish soap and use a towel soaked with vinegar for the burners. Do not spray any cleaning solution onto the burners, as it can damage them.

2. Lubricate the Blower Motor : The blower motor controls a fan that blows hot air around inside the oven during cooking. Lubricate the motor with oil at least twice a year to keep internal temperatures constant. Your owner’s manual tells you what type of oil to use and how to apply it properly.

3. Be Careful with the Glass Window : The transparent window on most ovens can shatter if struck and exposed to heat for too long. Be careful not to impact the window during use by pushing pans all the way in before closing the door.

4. Ensure Airflow : Avoid having dirt, debris, or other obstructions blocking the airflow and keep the motor running efficiently by vacuuming the back of the appliance occasionally.

5. Check for Defects : General troubleshooting is an essential oven maintenance tip. Check your manual for details and remember there exist separate processes for gas and electric ovens. For example, if one heating element shines brighter than the others, it may be damaged and reduce the lifespan of your oven.

6. Cleaning Without Heat : As mentioned, the self-cleaning option can cause component failure. Instead, try cleaning without heat.

Six Weird Laws In Japan

1. It’s illegal to make clones: Having a clone of yourself might sound cool and dandy, but in Japan, it has been against the law to experiment with human cloning since 2001. If you make a clone, you will be sentenced to 10 years in prison or fined ¥10,000,000 (~USD94,633.50). As amazing as it sounds, clones are unethical – just look at the debacle surrounding Dolly the Sheep. This law was put in place to deter scientists from dabbling in human cloning research.

2. You can be jailed for putting ice cream in mailboxes : Putting ice cream in mailboxes may sound like a harmless prank, but in Japan, you may be imprisoned for up to 5 years or fined a maximum of ¥500,000 (~USD4731.68) for doing so. The law isn’t limited to just ice cream – Article 78 of the Postal Law protects all postal property against damage. In 2006, a 42-year-old postman from Saitama Prefecture was arrested for putting chocolate ice cream inside a mailbox. So yes, this weird Japanese law is actually enforced.

3. Drivers will be fined for splashing pedestrians with rainwater : Most of us can relate to the misfortune of getting horribly drenched thanks to passing cars who refuse to slow down on a rainy day. Such careless driving is not acceptable in Japan and drivers can be fined up to ¥7,000 (~USD66.24) for splashing someone. The law also states that vehicles should install mud flaps or drive slower when it rains so that the safety of pedestrians isn’t compromised. Next time you get rudely splashed, snap a photo of the vehicle and make them pay.

4. You cannot take out the trash too early : Living in Japan means adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle. This involves sorting out your trash at home and being a pro at the 3Rs – recycling, reducing, and reusing. There are many rules to follow, such as bringing out your trash for the pickup truck to collect on the designated days. You may think that it’s helpful to take the trash out the night before sanitation workers visit your area, but that’s not true. In fact, it may do more harm than good – Japan has wild raccoons that will rummage through trash, causing a mess. Also, it could pose a fire hazard.

5. It’s illegal to hand your neighbour’s misaddressed mail to them : Passing your neighbour’s mail to them when it accidentally appears in your mailbox sounds like a normal and helpful thing to do, but Article 42 of the Postal Law begs to differ. The law was put in place to protect the privacy of both the sender and recipient. If any misaddressed mail appears in your mailbox, send it back and let the post office handle it. In all seriousness though, you probably won’t get charged for giving your neighbour their letter, unless they intentionally sabotage you.

6. It’s illegal for married couples to live separately unless there is a “just cause” : If you are married, you have to stay together. The only exception is if you have a justified reason, such as work or health-related issues. The law was passed to ensure that married couples work together to bear the costs of living and to prevent divorce rates from increasing due to prolonged separation. However, most Japanese couples don’t have a reason to live apart after marriage, so they may not even be aware that this law exists.

Calum Chambers Leaves Arsenal To Join Aston Villa

Aston Villa have signed defender Calum Chambers from Arsenal. The 27-year-old, who can play in both central defence and at right-back, has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal at Villa Park. His arrival follows those of Philippe Coutinho, Lucas Digne and Robin Olsen as Steven Gerrard re-shapes his squad. Chambers told Aston Villa’s club website: “It’s a massive club and they’re in a great moment at this moment in time. “It’s a very exciting place to be and everyone can see that from the outside. Things are happening here and it’s definitely moving in the right direction.

Joining Arsenal from Southampton in July 2014 as a 19-year-old, Calum soon became a full England international, having previously starred for the Under-21s. The defender made 122 appearances in all competitions during his time with the Gunners, winning both the FA Community Shield on his debut in August 2014 and the Emirates FA Cup in 2015. Calum also enjoyed two loan spells during his time as a Gunner, at Middlesbrough in 2016/17 and at Fulham in 2018/19, where he won their Player of the Season award for his excellent performances in a defensive midfield role.

Udinese have signed Arsenal defender Pablo Mari on loan until the end of the season, the Italian club announced on Thursday. The 28-year-old Spaniard has struggled for game time with the English Premier League side this season, making three appearances in all competitions. Mari initially joined Arsenal on loan from Brazilian side Flamengo in January 2020 before the move was made permanent six months later, but he has made only 22 appearances in two years in London.

Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup

Whether it’s a cold winter’s night or a rainy night or if you are just battling a bad head cold, a good hot soup usually sounds very appealing. A spicy chicken noodle soup sounded just right to me due to me suffering from a cold since this morning. So for dinner that’s what I ordered in; however if you want to make it on your own, here is a recipe I found.


  • 2 Pints (1L) Water
  • 1 (7g) Reduced Salt Stock Cube (Vegetable Or Chicken)
  • 2 medium sized (160g) Carrots
  • 4 (40g) Spring Onions
  • 2 reduced salt Teaspoons (10g) Soy Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon (3g) Ground Ginger
  • 1 (3g) Garlic Clove
  • Chilli Flakes
  • 2 (200g) Skinless And Boneless Chicken Thighs
  • ½ Head (85g) Broccoli
  • 10 (100g) Button Mushrooms
  • ½ Bag (175g) Rice Noodles


  1. Make the stock by dissolving the stock cube in 1 litre of boiling water
  2. Wash, peel and grate the carrots. If you don’t have a grater, slice the carrots very finely.
  3. Wash and slice the spring onions.
  4. Wipe the dirt off the mushrooms and slice them.
  5. Separate the broccoli into small florets
  6. Peel and crush, or finely chop, the garlic
  7. Add the stock, chicken thighs, soy sauce, ginger and garlic to a large saucepan, and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the chicken is cooked.
  8. Remove the chicken thighs from the pan and chop into bite size pieces
  9. Add the carrots, broccoli, spring onions and mushrooms to the pan and cook for 5-10 minutes
  10. Add the noodles to the pan and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
  11. Return the chicken to pan and serve hot. 

(source: My Recipes)

10 Ways Other Than Drinking Water To Stay Hydrated

Water is ofcourse the best way to keep yourself hydrated. Water is non-caloric, it plumps up your skin, and it hydrates your muscles and therefore you see a lot of people walking around with a bottle of water with them and sipping on it from time to time. Sodas, iced tea, coffee, and other drinks that contain caffeine are second best to good old-fashioned water when you’re trying to stay hydrated though caffeine pulling a little extra fluid from your body. Maybe instead drink more plain water or fruit drinks.

As for other sources of hydration, many fruits and other foods contain water. Amazingly, meat contains a high percentage of water — as much as 60%.

Some good alternative sources of water include:

1. Hamburger

2. Chicken breast

3. Soup, stew, broth

4. Jell-O

5. Grapefruit

6. Grapes

7. Watermelon

8. Fruit juice

9. Sports drinks or flavored waters

10. Smoothies (source: Webmd)

My Current Morning Routine

Well this prompt says to share morning routine and I know that my morning routine usually changed every time my shift timing does. I am currently doing a 4:30 pm to 1:30 am shift timing and I usually wake up around 10 or 10:30 am.

First thing I do is to put my clothes on (since my bathroom is outside of my bedroom and I usually sleep in the nude) and then clear my swivel chair of my phones and my asthma inhaler and place it next to my pillows on my bed. Then I pick up my glasses from my desk and then go and open the window. That done, I place my laptop and laptop table on my bed and switch on the laptop. As it boots up I then open the door and go to the bathroom, take a leak and then wash my hands and face with water and then brush my teeth. Once that is done, it’s to the kitchen I go (after a quick wiping of the face with my towel) and get the first cup of hot coffee of the day.

After that I sit with coffee and browse the internet, mainly Youtube and Facebook. I usually eat a very light breakfast, like today it was just a small fruit bun. By 11:30 or 11:45 am I go and mix an ORS orange flavoured packet of powder with a 1litre of water in a bottle and bring it to my bedroom. I try to finish that bottle of ORS mix by 1:30 pm (this is mainly to help me stay hydrated). Usually a bit after 1:30 pm is when we eat lunch and then I watch tv until it is time for work.

Prompt from 121 LIFESTYLE BLOG POSTS IDEAS TO WRITE ABOUT IN 2022 at SheMeansBlogging

5 More Kinds Of Permanent Work From Home Careers To Opt For

6. Web Developer

Web developer roles used to be on-site roles, not long ago. However, with the popularity of digital nomads and remote roles, web developer positions are now suited best for a work from home career. As a web developer or a programmer, your job is to create software and applications by writing code, debugging it, and deploying it. You employ one or more programming languages to build a product or service, or specific parts of it. While web developers operate in agile teams, everyone has specific tasks they are assigned to.

7. Social Media Manager

With almost all companies now having dedicated social media accounts, social media managers are in demand. Companies hire them to maintain their accounts or develop a complete social media strategy involving everything from social media campaigns to brand voice development. If you’re creative, have fresh ideas, and are great with new tools and digital mediums, social media management could be a good fit. You’ll be responsible for increasing engagement, social media traffic, and building brand recognition. Many social media managers work for a number of companies, as the position is flexible and remote.

8. Online Educator

The role of an online educator is identical to traditional teachers in developing curriculums, monitoring student performance, and providing instruction on specific subjects and specializations. The key difference lies in the medium in which the educators operate. Perfect for anyone with a teaching degree or specialization in core competency, online educators teach students via online platforms like Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams.

9. Graphic Designer

As most companies are trying to increase their digital presence, the demand for good graphic designers in computer systems designs and related services is on the rise. Almost all graphic design jobs are going remote, thus giving designers the flexibility to work from a place of their choice. You can also create and sell templates, be a design consultant for a number of companies, or design fonts, pre-made logo packages, and printable items.

10. Product Reviewer

You can make a decent living, and that too from home—reviewing products that you use. So, you must begin by picking a niche and registering yourself in a site that provides product review gigs. You have to come up with ideas for new products, review products, provide opinions on advertising campaigns, and more. Companies also hire product reviewers to review products that are in the testing phase. They ship you the products and pay you an amount that’s mutually agreed upon in return for real user feedback.

The Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities In The World

Based on a report released by the Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice, the article lists the top 10 most dangerous cities in the world that have the highest homicide rates per 100,000 inhabitants. They are as follows:

  1. Celaya, Mexico – 109.39 Homicides/100K
  2. Tijuana, Mexico – 105.15 Homicides/100K
  3. Ciudad Juarez, Mexico – 103.61 Homicides/100K
  4. Ciudad Obregon, Mexico – 101.13 Homicides/100K
  5. Irapuato, Mexico – 94.99 Homicides/100K
  6. Ensenada, Mexico – 90.58 Homicides/100K
  7. St. Louis, United States – 87.83 Homicides/100K
  8. Uruapan, Mexico – 72.59 Homicides/100K
  9. Fiera De Santana, Brazil – 67.46 Homicides/100K
  10. Cape Town, South Africa – 64 Homicides/100K

I cannot believe that Mexico is this dangerous. 7 of the most dangerous cities out of the top 10 are from Mexico? Maybe I or 2 at the most is what I would have expected and I did think that maybe places in Columbia would be on the list. None from Asia, I see. This list was compiled on December 3rd, 2021 so it is very recent.

– source (The Most Dangerous Cities In The World)

Missing The Nectar Of The Gods

It has been a little over 5 months now since I have had any alcohol and it has been over 6 months since I have had any beer. I had stopped going out for a while and hence when my last supply of beer was over, I moved to rum which I had. Then in September I stopped drinking all alcohol since I went on a diet and then 5 weeks later I had the medical issue and since then I haven’t had anything at all.

Now I feel like drinking a beer and have been missing it for a while now but I haven’t been out too much. Hence I haven’t gone to buy any beer. I have wanted to but in October – no way was I gonna buy anything to drink other than juice. You know keeping it all healthy like with fruits and fruit juice. It was only by December that I started craving some alcohol and beer in particular but I still hesitated to get any. I was planning to go the week after the 25th to perhaps go and buy some but then I did hurt my knee and because of the swelling and the pain, I was sure I wouldn’t be able to get into a car.

Now that it is gone, I am thinking of getting some beer again. Realizing how long it has been since I had some is staggering to think off. I am not a daily drinker at all but I do like my weekly 2 beers along with some good food and relax on a Saturday night. I miss that a lot. I hope to go and buy some in a few day.