Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Power of Punctuation


This is a quiz for people who know everything!

These are not trick questions.

They are straight questions with straight


1. Name the one sport in which neither the

spectators nor the participants know the

score or the leader until the contest ends.

2. What famous North American landmark is

constantly moving backward?

3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce

on their own for several growing seasons.

All other vegetables must be replanted every year.

What are the only two perennial vegetables?

4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy,

with a real pear inside the bottle.

The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is


it hasn't been cut in any way.

How did the pear get inside the bottle?

6. Only three words in standard English begin

with the letters 'dw' and they are all common words.

Name two of them. (dweeb is not an answer)

7. There are 14 punctuation marks in

English grammar.

Can you name at least half of them?

8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never

sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked,

or in any other form except fresh.

9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear

on your feet beginning with the letter 'S..'

Answers To Quiz:

1. The one sport in which neither the spectators

nor the participants know the score or the leader

until the contest ends: Boxing

2. North American landmark constantly

moving backward. Niagara Falls..

The rim is worn down about two and a half feet

each year because of the millions of gallons of

water that rush over it every minute.

3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce

on their own for several growing seasons:

Asparagus and rhubarb.

4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside:


5. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle?

It grew inside the bottle.

The bottles are placed over pear buds when they

are small, and are wired in place on the tree.

The bottle is left in place for the entire growing


When the pears are ripe, they are snipped

off at the stems.

6. Three English words beginning with dw:

dwarf, dwell and dwindle.

7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar

Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen,

apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point,

quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces,

and ellipses.

8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen,

canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form

but fresh: Lettuce

9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet

beginning with 'S': Shoes, socks, sandals,

sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes,

stockings, stilts.

If you've ever wondered what Carrot Top would look like in Kabuki makeup, all your dreams just came true.

First pictures of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carteras the Queen of Hearts, and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland:




Alice in Wonderland (2010) More atIMDbPro »

Hi-tech Joke!

An American, Japanese, and a Sardar were sitting in the sauna
Suddenly there was a beeping sound. The American pressed his forearm and the beeping stopped. The others looked at him questioningly."
That's my pager," he said, "I have a microchip under the skin of my arm.
A few minutes later a phone rang. The Japanese lifted his palm to his ear. When he finished he explained, "That's my mobile phone. I have a microchip in my hand.
The Sardar felt low-tech and inferior. He didn't know what to do to be as impressive as the American & the Japanese. He decided to take a break in the toilet. When he returned, he didn't realize that there was a piece of toilet paper got stuck and hanging from his backside.
The others raised their eyebrows and said, "Wow! What's that?" Instead of being embarrassed, inspiration struck his mind.

The Sardar explained, "I'm getting a FAX"...

Top 7 World's Most Expensive Bottles of Alcohol

$1,060,000 - Diva Vodka

diva vodka
diva vodkadiva vodkadiva vodka
diva vodkadiva vodka

This bottle of vodka hails from Scotland and its price is the result of how much "bling" you want your bottle to have. The bottle can be encrusted with precious gems: diamonds, rubies, sapphires, etc. Blackwood Distillers makes this triple distilled vodka that is ice-filtered through Nordic birch charcoal and then for some reason is passed through a sand of crushed diamonds and other gems. Absolutely ridiculous, so let's move on to the next item, which is almost just as ridiculous, but then after that it's smooth sailing.

$255,000 - Spluch Tequila

A bottle of tequila.

The bottle is made of solid platinum and white gold which was unveiled in Mexico City on October 26, 2006. The bottle was purchased by a private collector on July 20, 2006. As a result of the sale, the Tequila Ley .925 company broke the Guinness World Records for the most expensive bottle of liquor sold.

$160,000 - Chateau Lafite 1787


This bottle originally purchased from France by Thomas Jefferson, who was an avid wine collector.
This bottle is a Bordeaux and was sold at an auction in 1985 to Christopher Forbes. Much of the value comes from the fact that Thomas Jefferson
once owned this bottle — his initials are etched into it. You can read more about this wine and others (some on this list) here at Forbes.

$90,000 - Chateau d'Yquem 1787


This bottle is a white and was sold recently (2006) to an "American Client". This wine is from the same year as the most expensive red ever sold
(the Chateau Lafite above). "One must remember that there is considerable nostalgia associated with such a bottle. In 1787 when peasants in Bordeaux were picking these grapes George Washington became the first President of the United States, Marie Antoinette was about to have her head chopped off in the French Revolution, and James Watt was developing the steam engine." (Antique Wine News)

$75,000 - The Macallan Fine and Rare Collection, 1926


62 Years OldOriginally listed at $38,000, a bottle was sold to a South Korean businessman in 2005 for $75,000.
The oldest and most sought-after of Macallan's revolutionary Fine & Rare Collection is now sold out. It is still possible to taste this
totally unique Scotch whisky at the Old Homestead Steakhouse in the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. However, it sells
for a nosebleed-inducing $3,300 per dram (1/8th of an ounce/shot). I could create a separate list of better things to do with $3,300.
And I thought I was crazy when I bought two lowballs of Johnnie Walker Blue for $30 each…

$51,000 - Wray and Nephew Jamaican Rum (1940)


The bottle shown top, bottled in the 1940s by the Jamaican distillers Wray and Nephew, and containing blends that date back as far
as around 1915 has the honor of being what is believed to be the world's most expensive bottle of rum. The bottle which is being
displayed at Europe's first rum festival, RumFest, is valued at £26,000. The bottle, which is one of four unopened bottles of the stuff
in the world, represents the lost tradition of the Wray and Nephew Rum. The popularity of the Mai Tai cocktail drained their rum supplies in
the 1930s. In order to keep up with demand, the distillery changed their production methods. The bottle therefore represents the chance to
the Mai Tai as it was originally conceived. That is, if anyone ever opens the bottle.

$43,500 - 1775 Sherry from the Massandra collection


This bottle sold at Sotheby's London (an auction house) in 2001. The Massandra collection is one of the finest in the world and has been
around since the mid 19th century. There is nothing special about this particular wine other than its age. It is also pre American revolution.

Once I had to walk on a rope bridge. It was very high, i was scared.

i saw my frnd on the other side and called him out for help but there was no reply .

i somehow managed and crossed the bridge.

der i was shocked to see my frnd holding the end of the broken bridge...,sometimes we think why our frnd is quite when we call for help .

he may not help you in crossing the bridge but he might be holding the broken bridge for you ...

just trust your friends in every situations, bcoz they are your real asset.


A Mom came to visit her son Kumar for Dinner.....who lives with a girl
Roommate Sonia.
During the course of the meal, his mother couldn't help but notice how
Pretty Kumar's, roommate was.

She had long been suspicious of a relationship between the two, and
this had only made her more curious. Over the course of the evening,
while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was
more between Kumar and his roommate that met the eye.
Reading his mom's thoughts, Kumar volunteered, "I know what you must
be thinking, but I assure you, Sonia and I are just roommates."

About a week later, Sonia came to Kumar saying," Ever since your
mother came to dinner; I've been unable to find the silver chutney
jar. You don't suppose she took it, do you?"
Kumar said,"Well, I doubt it, but I'll email her, just to be sure."
So he sat down and wrote:

Dear Mother:
I'm not saying that you 'did' take the chutney jar from my house, I'm
not saying that you 'did not' take the chutney jar. But the fact
remains that it has been missing ever since you were here for dinner.
Love, Kumar

Several days later, Kumar received an email from his Mother which read

Dear Son:
I'm not saying that you 'do' sleep with Sonia, and I'm not saying that
you 'do not' sleep with Sonia.
But the fact remains that if she was sleeping in her OWN bed, she
would have found
the chutney jar by now under her pillow...

Lesson of the day: Don't Lie to Your Mother...... .....especially if she is Indian!