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Old 14th July 2011, 23:30   #4906
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In google maps, search for route from China to taiwan,
It will tell you, at a point in the journey - Swim across the pacific ocean
Check it to believe it!
Whole 165 kms

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Old 15th July 2011, 13:49   #4907
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Revised Superhero names:

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Superkant
Batkant
Ironkant

vijaykant has been there for ages anyways !!
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In google maps, search for route from China to taiwan,
It will tell you, at a point in the journey - Swim across the pacific ocean
Check it to believe it!
Whole 165 kms
I tried similar trick with Seoul to Tokyo but Google Maps returned the following error:
Your search for transit directions from Seoul, South Korea to Tokyo, Japan appears to be outside our current coverage area. Please consult our list of participating public transit agencies.

So probably that swim across Pacific ocean from China to Taiwan is manifestations of Google humour. Maybe there is a passenger ferry route at the point of ocean crossing. Case in point, even if I search direction from Guangzhou, China to Tainan, Taiwan it still crosses the ocean at same point, even though it a very long roundabout route.

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In google maps, search for route from China to taiwan,
It will tell you, at a point in the journey - Swim across the pacific ocean
Check it to believe it!
Whole 165 kms
If you search for a route from USA to China, Google maps asks you to kayak across the Pacific for 2,756 miles and also jet ski for 486 miles .
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Old 16th July 2011, 00:16   #4910
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Came across this on fb:

"I luv walking in the rain, so that no one can see my tears..!" - This is old one.. :-D
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"I luv walking in the fog, so that no one can see me smoking..!" - This is new one.. ;-)
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Want to know what the latest version is..?
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"I luv walking, in all the seasons, because cost of petrol now is Rs.70 per litre..!"
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If you search for a route from USA to China, Google maps asks you to kayak across the Pacific for 2,756 miles and also jet ski for 486 miles .
Here's the link: Shanghai, China to San Francisco, CA - Google Maps
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Unusual monsoon pics: Car or boat? - Rediff Getahead

Do We need water around to prove that its a BOAT??

PS: We "happily" own one..
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After the couple of jokes on Google maps, I tried the route from Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu, India to Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka, and they do not have one. At least, i was expecting a "take a catamaran".
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got this from FB:

USA: Hamare Kutte Football Khelte Hai...
CHINA: Hamare Haathi Cycle Chalate Hai....
INDIA: HAMARE GADHE SARKAR CHALAATE HAI..

it happens only in INDIA




translated:

USA: Our dogs play football..
CHINA: Our elephants ride the bicycle..
INDIA: Our donkeys run the government..

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Old 18th July 2011, 16:27   #4915
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Harbhajan Singh sued UB over the second ad.
Harbhajan sues Mallya's UB Spirits over ad featuring Dhoni - Hindustan Times

Originial Ad:

McDowell's Ad:

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Someone posted this in fb.

How a BOY
withdraws cash from ATM.
1. Park the car
2. Go to ATM Machine
3. Insert card
4. Enter PIN
5. Take money out
6. Take ATM Card out
7. Drive away
How a GIRL withdraws cash from
ATM
1. Park the car
2. Check makeup
3. Turn off engine
4. Check makeup
5. Go to ATM
6. Hunt for ATM card in the purse
7. Insert card
8. Hit Cancel
9. Hunt in purse for chit with PIN
written on it
10. Insert card
11. Enter PIN
12. Take cash
13. Go to car
14. Check makeup
15. Start car
16. Stop car
17. Run back to ATM
18. Take ATM card
19. Back to car
20. Check makeup
21. Start car
22. Check makeup
23. Drive for 1/2 mile
24. Release handbrake
25. Drive on
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Old 18th July 2011, 21:33   #4917
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I could not make up my mind whether this one is a candidate for the Stock Market thread or the "good English" thread. I finally decided to post it here.

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... is now only preferred bearing supplier as far as high end bearings are concerned is high end two wheelers like that of Harley Davidson, high end bikes of Hondas, in high end trucks etc. 2 years ago, it was hardly working with Maruti and today it is a preferred vendor for new platform of some of the cars like Alto and A-Star.
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http://www.indiainfoline.com/Markets...dia/3749851644
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Santa: I married Gurshinder. She's like Google.
Banta: Eh ?
Santa: Ask 1 question and you get 10 answers.
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Got this as a forward:

Facebook addiction


The 76-year-old woman walked down the hallway of Clearview Addictions Clinic, searching for the right department. She passed signs for the "Heroin Addiction Department (HAD)," the "Smoking Addiction Department (SAD)" and the "Bingo Addiction Department (BAD)." Then she spotted the department she was looking for: "Facebook Addiction Department (FAD)."

It was the busiest department in the clinic, with about three dozen people filling the waiting room, most of them staring blankly into their Blackberries and iPhones. A middle-aged man with unkempt hair was pacing the room, muttering,"I need to milk my cows. I need to milk my cows."

A twenty-something man was prone on the floor, his face buried in his hands, while a curly-haired woman comforted him.

"Don't worry. It'll be all right."

"I just don't understand it. I thought my update was LOL-worthy, but none of my friends even clicked the 'like' button."

"How long has it been?"

"Almost five minutes. That's like five months in the real world."

The 76-year-old woman waited until her name was called, then followed the receptionist into the office of Alfred Zulu, Facebook Addiction Counselor.

"Please have a seat, Edna," he said with a warm smile. "And tell me how it all started."

"Well, it's all my grandson's fault. He sent me an invitation to join Facebook. I had never heard of Facebook before, but I thought it was something for me, because I usually have my face in a book."

"How soon were you hooked?"

"Faster than you can say 'create a profile.' I found myself on Facebook at least eight times each day -- and more times at night. Sometimes I'd wake up in the middle of the night to check it, just in case there was an update from one of my new friends in India . My husband didn't like that. He said that friendship is a precious thing and should never be outsourced."

"What do you like most about Facebook?"

"It makes me feel like I have a life. In the real world, I have only five or six friends, but on Facebook, I have 674. I'm even friends with Juan Carlos Montoya."

"Who's he?"

"I don't know, but he's got 4,000 friends, so he must be famous."

"Facebook has helped you make some connections, I see."

"Oh yes. I've even connected with some of the gals from high school -- I still call them 'gals.' I hadn't heard from some of them in ages, so it was exciting to look at their profiles and figure out who's retired, who's still working, and who's had some work done. I love browsing their photos and reading their updates. I know where they've been on vacation, which movies they've watched, and whether they hang their toilet paper over or under. I've also been playing a game with some of them."

"Let me guess. Farmville?"

"No, Mafia Wars. I'm a Hitman. No one messes with Edna."

"Wouldn't you rather meet some of your friends in person?"

"No, not really. It's so much easier on Facebook. We don't need to gussy ourselves up. We don't need to take baths or wear perfume or use mouthwash. That's the best thing about Facebook -- you can't smell anyone. Everyone is attractive, because everyone has picked a good profile pic. One of the gals is using a profile pic that was taken, I'm pretty certain, during the Eisenhower Administration. "

"What pic are you using?"

"Well, I spent five hours searching for a profile pic, but couldn't find one I really liked. So I decided to visit the local beauty salon."

"To make yourself look prettier?"

"No, to take a pic of one of the young ladies there. That's what I'm using."

"Didn't your friends notice that you look different?"

"Some of them did, but I just told them I've been doing lots of yoga."

"When did you realize that your Facebooking might be a problem?"

"I realized it last Sunday night, when I was on Facebook and saw a message on my wall from my husband: 'I moved out of the house five days ago. Just thought you should know.'"

"What did you do?"

"What else? I unfriended him of course!"
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Got this on FML for Android:

Today, I was driving home with my dad after buying a new truck. We were on the freeway and the engine wasn't revving up very much. My dad thought that something was wrong with my transmission, so he reached over to change gears. Most cars won't go into reverse at high speeds. Mine does. FML
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