Greatest technological inventions of the past 25 years

Hybrid Cars
1. The history of hybrid cars goes back to the year 1900, when legendary engineer Ferdinand Porsche (yes, the guy that started Porsche) built the Mixte which used individual wheel motors. But it wasn t until 1997 that improved lithium ion and nickel metal hydride battery tech allowed the first mass produced hybrid the Toyota Prius to hit the streets. Though plagued with problems at first, the Prius got better and an entire market was born. Every automaker either builds one, or plans to bring one to market. And it s easy to see why: In 2009, hybrids accounted for 2.5% of all American car sales. It s big business, kid. .....
MiniDisc
2. Though a major hit in Japan, the MiniDisc never got the respect it deserved here in the States. Maybe it was because Sony insisted on using its proprietary ATRAC format. Maybe it s because only a handful of artists chose to release their albums on MiniDisc. Or, it could have been the dominance of CDs. Whatever the case was, Sony s MD delivered HD sound in a small package and allowed you to record high def sound. At least they got Blu ray right. .....
Color Plasma Display
3. It used to be that if you wanted the best possible picture from a flatscreen television, you would cop a plasma. The blacks were richer, the action was faster, and the colors were brighter. We can all thank the University of Illinois for that. It developed the technology Fujitsu used to build the first color plasma display. See, Lincoln s home produced more than shady politicians. Hold ya head, Blago! .....
Optical Computer Mouse
4. Remember when you had to buy a special cleaner to wipe your (mouse) ball down every time it got a little grimy? If you don t, thank you for making us feel super old. If you do, then you also remember how crazy an optical mouse was. Optical mice work using either an LED or laser diode along with a image processor to track the surface it s sliding across. Developed in the 80s by two teams one at MIT and one at Xerox it wasn t until 1998 when Travis N. Blalock, Richard A. Baumgartner, Thomas Hornak, and Mark T. Smith at HP Labs patented the technology that it became a hit with the masses. .....
LED Headlights
5. Light emitting diodes (LED) have been used for taillights, turn signals, and cabin lights for some time now. With the technology advancing to the point where an LED setup can produce more light than a traditional incandescent headlight while using less energy and producing less heat, carmakers like Audi are starting to use LED bulbs as their main source of illumination. What this means is greater, cleaner visibility, with a design way iller than anything we ve seen so far. .....
Electronic Tolls
6. Like a lot of other useful consumer tech, electronic toll collection (ETC) came from the armed forces. It was derived from the military spec identification technology known as friend or foe (IFF), which allowed access for certain vehicles to enter certain areas. First implemented for regular people in Norway in 1986, ETC has spread around the world, making drivers still paying with hard currency pissed to all hell when they have to wait in a congested cash lane when the E ZPass lanes are wide open. .....
OLED TV
7. Sony may have jumped the gun with its 10 inch OLED monitor, but we still think organic light emitting diode may be the future of display technology. Well, it will be, as soon as someone figures out how to produce it for cheap. OLED is basically a thin film made up of organic compounds that come to life when an electric current passes through it. This allows devices based on the tech to be super thin. And because it doesn t use a backlight, colors come out bright and sharp. It has a faster response time than LCDs. Though there are a host of burdens to overcome besides the cost of production five year average life spans, outdoor viewing the possible applications are limitless. .....
Blu ray
8. We have to admit, we at Complex still rock with regular ol DVDs. However, that doesn t mean we don t appreciate the huge step forward the Blu ray disc represented for digital media. With the ability to store 25 gigs of data on one disc, the amount of cool shit that movie and video game companies can give to the consumer is limitless. Yeah, many thought HD DVD was better, and many more believe there s no future in solid state media, but thanks to the PS3, damn near 40 million people own a Blu ray player. Combine that with the fact that 3 D content will be strictly Blu ray and you have a format that we think is here to stay. Maybe we ll make the switch...to Blu ray, not to PS3. .....
Satellite TV
9. Yeah, it s not ideal to have when there s a Nor easter wrecking shit outside your window, but the ability to have afforable and practical premium television trasmitted to your crib via satellite was kind of a big deal when it hit our shores in 94. That s not so great, you say? Well, you probably had cable available in your area. For those living in the sticks or in a locale where Comcast or Time Warner weren t available, satellite TV was your only option. Plus, with its plethora of exclusive sports packages (word to Season Ticket), DirecTV became the must have for fans (and degenerate gamblers) nationwide. .....
Recordable DVDs
10. Developed by Pioneer in 1997, DVD R allowed consumers to record high def content to DVDs and send em out to family members whether they wanted them or not. It also let burgeoning porn companies catch up to the digital age. Power to the people! .....
Lithium Rechargeable Batteries
11. Complex loves Mother Earth. We know the batteries disposed of by millions of people does more harm than good. That s why we try our hardest to use only rechargeable batteries. That, and the fact that it saves us mad dough throughout the year. Never having to buy new batteries for your remote controls? Priceless. .....
DVD
12. In 1993, there were two competing digital video disc standards duking it out for industry domination: Multimedia Compact Disc, backed by Sony and Philips (the guys behind Blu Ray), and Super Density disc which was backed by Toshiba, Time Warner, Pioneer, and JVC. Thankfully, looking to avoid another format war, dudes at IBM decided to convince the two warring sides to come together and develop a single standard. What we got was the more acronym friendly digital video disc. Able to hold up to 9.4 GB (double layer), it changed the way we watched video. .....
CD R
13. The ability to record CDs was the first chink in the RIAA s armor. The CD R empowered an entire generation of bootleggers. Canal St. and Jamaica Ave. owe a lot to Philips and Sony for introducing what was once called the CD WO (write once). Though developed and released in 1988, it wasn t until 1990 that consumer systems able to record to blank discs were made available. .....
Online Stock Trading
14. Looking to take the middle man out of stock trading, companies that gave power to the individual began to sprout up in the mid 90s. Now average Joes able to research their own stocks and bonds had the ability to invest in whatever they felt was about to pop. Who needs Wall St.? .....
Doppler Radar
15. If weather channels never moved over to pulse Doppler radar technology a system that sends out multiple microwave bursts to determine density and severity of storms knowing whether or not to wear your Jordans would be a complete guessing game. And, yes, they wouldn t be able to accurately predict where large storms would hit. So, it s a win/win. .....
MPEG 4
16. Though still a developing standard, the last codec to come out of the Moving Pictures Expert Group allowed for people to compress HD video and send it around the Net. Think of any popular online HD video store, and you ll find it uses a form of MPEG 4. .....
Flash Memory
17. People thought Steve Jobs was crazy when he announced Apple computers would stop being built with floppy disk drives. They also thought he was crazy when his MacBook Air had no CD drive. He knew that eventually we would all be using solid state memory for our storage needs. And he was right. As the price goes down on flash memory, we ll no longer only use it to transfer files between computers it will replace traditional hard drives in our computers. The lack of moving parts means smaller applications and better durability. Sounds like the future to us. .....
Bluetooth
18. Developed by Ericsson back before the brand became irrelevant in America, Bluetooth was meant as a way to wirelessly send files between your phone and your computer. Since then it s gone through seven iterations and can now be used to stream music through wireless headphones. You can find it in everything from phones to fridges. And, of course, in the ears of every self important douche bag able who can afford a wireless earpiece. Thanks, Ericsson! .....
Commercialized GPS
19. This is another military technology brought to the masses. A space based series of satellites that connect together to provide accurate location detailing, it was developed in 73 so the armed forces could have better navi while overseas. It wasn t until 1996, though, that it became available to us civilians when Billy Clint issued a policy calling for a dual use GPS system. Fast forward to 2010 and navigation is a billion dollar industry. No more getting lost in the hood for you. .....
Home Audio Editing
20. Some music historians say recorded music was the death of the real musician. Well, if that s the case, digital audio workstations like Pro Tools must have finished the rest of them off. It gave you the power to professionally mix, master, and record, all from a single computer for a sliver of the price of an old studio. Wild, right? And it s probably the single reason the music industry, with its yearly budget cuts, is still able to function today. Here s a fun fact: Livin la Vida Loca was the first No. 1 single to be completely made in Pro Tools. .....
Home Video Editing
21. Spike Lee has said the reason he went to film school was because it was the only way for him to get time with editing machines and other equipment. If only he had Final Cut Pro. Computer based non linear video editing systems allowed users to ability to edit their video with the same precision as licensed professionals. Nowadays, even professionals use digital non linear systems like Final Cut and Avid, replacing an editing system that s been in place since Ben Hur broke box office records. .....
Camcorders
22. But what good would home video editing be without the ability to record your own content? Sony attempted to give consumers a camcorder based on its Betamax standard, but... it was Betamax. The camcorder as we know it popped off two years later when VHS camcorders hit the scene. Porn would never be the same. .....
Digital SLR
23. Ever since Kodak modified a Nikon SLR body and passed it off as its own, the digital SLR field has grown tremendously. It s the de facto standard for all photographers worth their weight in developer fluid. Working like a regular single lens reflex camera, light enters the lens, reflects off the pentaprism, and hits the image sensor instead of film. DSLRs brought down the cost of being a photographer, making dark rooms, sadly, a thing of the past. .....
Multi Core Processors
24. What s better than one processor? More than one processor. Duh. The only problem with having multiple processors in your comp is the amount of heat the two chips can produce. This is where multi core processors come in. The core of a processor is the part that does all the work, so a chip with two cores can do double the work. That is, if the software can support it. And in 2010, most do. .....
Satellite Radio
25. Who still listens to the radio? Well, we do when we re on the road, but even then we wish we had satellite radio. Being powered by a geostationary space based satellite means you can listen to the same Sirius or XM radio station from New York to Miami without hearing the same Taio Cruz song 18 times along the way. .....
Flip Phone
26. We may be showing our age with this one, but fuck it. Every time we see a StarTAC, we think about how crazy it was the first time we saw one. It was so small, so futuristic, so damn fly. After General Telephone & Electronics lost the patent for its Flip Phone a house phone with a flip down microphone Motorola tried to snatch it up before launching the phone that would change the game. .....
Digital HDTV
27. It may seem like digital HDTV is just now starting to take off, but it s been around since the mid 90s when MIT, working along with a group of TV companies, developed a standard for digital high definition broadcasting. It s changed the way people watch TV. Imagine having your big ass TV with no HD channels to support it? .....
Instant Messaging
28. There was a time when people used to only verbally communicate with each other. Then came instant messaging. The earliest form of IM ing came about with Internet relay chat, which allowed people to communicate in forums and channels. Building onto that were peer to peer systems like ICQ and AOL Instant Messenger, which allowed people to connect directly to each other. It also gave guys the courage to spit game to girls they would never even look at it in real life. Play on, playas. .....
Consumer Digital Cameras
29. It took a while for digital cameras to catch on, but once prices dropped in the mid 90s, the market exploded. What used to cost a couple stacks now costs a couple c notes. It has become one of the most viable consumer tech segments, with brands offering entire multi tiered lineups and a camera for each and every price point. The only bad thing about everyone having a digital camera? It s increasingly hard to get drunk and not have it wind up on the Internet the next day. .....
JPEG
30. True photo philes may decry the lossy image file format that has come to dominate digital photo distribution, but where would we be without it? Without the JPEG there would be no Facebook, no online photo galleries, no easy way to save the photos you took with your digital camera, and no easy way to download porn. We owe a lot to the JPEG. .....
Microblogging
31. Who would have thought that combining a blog format with the direct connectedness of instant messaging would be so big? Obviously Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and the 75 million users of Twitter. Microblogging services like Twitter that usually come with their own social network have begun to usurp traditional media delivery services. You won t hear anyone ask, Did you catch the news today? Only, Did you check Twitter today? .....
Caller ID
32. Many of you probably can t fathom a time when you had to answer the phone without knowing who was on the other line, but before 1988 that s the way it was. After a Brazilian inventor wasn t able to secure a patent, Bell Laboratories, AT&T, and Western Electric came together to release what their marketing departments called Caller ID. Bill collectors have been pissed ever since. .....
Mobile Broadband
33. Without International Mobile Telecommunications 2000, or 3G as we know it, the current state of mobile computing would be vastly different. 3G brought with it the ability to simultaneously talk on the phone while surfing the web or sending a text message. It also allowed people to surf the web at a much faster speed than they were used to. Although 4G is expected to take off within the next year or two, it was 3G that showed us that we can surf the web wherever the hell we pleased. .....
Blogs
34. Call them what you want: web logs, online diaries, wastes of online space. We call em game changers. Blogs, by giving regular users the same sized soapbox from which to preach, have completely turned the media game upside down. .....
MP3 Player
35. Now that they re available at every available price point, MP3 players have replaced CD players as the default portable music player. And it only took 14 years. Yeah, there were other MP3 players before the iPod. Nathan Schulof and his Audio Highway company dropped the first MP3 player in 1996. And there were plenty of other dope ones that came after. Remember the Rio? Or the Creative Nomad? They all set the way for Apple s grand entrance into the market. .....
Electronic Word Processing
36. If you ever had to write a 15 page paper using a typewriter or an old fashioned word processor, programs like Microsoft Word were a godsend. Instead of waiting until you ve typed an entire page to see how it turned out, these new programs let you edit the page in real time, go back and correct mistakes, and even told you when you spelled a word incorrectly. We wonder if this did more damage than good to our scholastic discipline. .....
DVR
37. Live television sucks. We prefer recording our favorite shows and watching them when we re good and ready. Thanks to digital video records, we re able to do that. Introduced by TiVo and ReplayTV at the 98 Consumer Electronics Show, these set top boxes allowed users to watch TV on their on terms which, of course, pissed off big money advertisers because they felt people would not see their commercials. They were right. We can t remember the last commercial we watched in its entirety. .....
DNA Profiling
38. CSI owes a debt of gratitude to Sir Alec Jefferys. Without his genetic fingerprinting technique, a big chunk of their show would be mission. Thanks to Sir Jefferys, law enforcement can identify people based on any bit of DNA left behind at a crime scene. Though he made the technology commercially available in 1987, it took a few years for it to catch on. Even today, convicts can be released from prison if the DNA evidence proves them innocent. .....
Social Networking Service
39. You may not think of it as such, but Geocities was one of the first big social networks. Yeah, it was crude, but it sparked the idea that would help change the way people interact online. From there, services let people really express themselves with visible profile pages, and let them search for and invite friends. It also made everyone really, really easy to find and get in contact with. Hey, there s two sides to every coin. .....
Genetic Sequencing
40. Though not an invention, the sequencing of the human genome was one of the biggest technological advancements in human history. The Human Genome Project, led by John Craig Venter, discovered a way to completely sequence the human genome, unlocking an unlimited amount of data about who we all are. Somebody clap for this dude. .....
Webmail web based email
41. It s a testament to how important electronic mail is that it s still rocking, alive, and well in an age where people can text, instant message, and tweet each other faster than they can email. It s been the backbone of online communication since it emerged in 1995 and, despite other companies best efforts, we don t see it going anywhere. Unfortunately, we can t say the same thing for Google Wave. No shots! .....
Search Engine
42. There was WebCrawler, Lycos, Infoseek, AltaVista, Dogpile, Ask Jeeves, and a bunch of other also rans that helped us find what we were looking for on the Net. Technically virtual robots, web crawlers take your query and scan a series of links and web pages looking for anything that matches your search. The Web would have been untamable without such services. Imagine trying to find Kim Kardashian ass shots without a browser? Well, you would just have to come to us but still, it d be difficult. .....
Smartphone
43. What makes a phone smart? Is it the keyboard? Or the operating system that allows you to write memos, surf the web, and manage your calender? Or is it the ability to connect you to certain networks? Well, it s all three. Since the early 90s, mobile phones have been transforming into mini computers, letting us do things we were once only be able to do from a desktop or laptop. With mobile operating systems and hardware getting more advanced, the line between phone and mobile workstation is about to blur even further. .....
SMS Text Messaging
44. According to Nielsen reports, texting among people aged 18 to 24 has outpaced that of voice call minutes used in 2009. That means people are now texting more than they speak to each other. For some it s the default mode of communication. How else would you holler at the girl you met last weekend? .....
Wi fi
45. The 802.11 standard set us free. No longer did we have to sit at computers or tether ourselves to a certain area to surf the web. With a wi fi router installed in your house, you could roam around as you pleased. However, the real big deal will be when entire cities are completely covered in wi fi Internet. Imagine that. .....
MP3
46. Brought to you by the people responsible for MPEG 4, MPEG 2 Audio Layer 3 let people make song files over 10 times smaller, making them easy enough to transfer over the Internet. We can get into the whole new age bootlegging that the MP3 gave birth to, but we ll focus on the fact that without MP3s, a lot of these rappers wouldn t have record deals. .....
Broadband Internet
47. Remember when you had to wait for images to download bit by slow ass bit? Thankfully, those dial up days are in the past. America may not have country wide blazing fast Internet like Japan and some European nations, but since hitting our shores in 1996, cable connections and DSL have taken over as the dominant way of getting online. .....
Personal Computers
48. OK, OK. So, personal computers have been around since the 70s, but computers as we know them today didn t come into their own until the mid 80s. It was Apple and IBM that brought affordable, easy to use machines to the masses, allowing everyone to enter the digital age. .....
The World Wide Web
49. Despite what we may think of it today, the World Wide Web a system of linked hypertext pages accessed over the Internet was developed to be a pool of human knowledge, and human culture, which would allow collaborators in remote sites to share their ideas and all aspects of a common project. Now, more than ever, that dream has been realized, with news stories breaking around the globe, people sharing photos and projects, and people using it, in lieu of their phone, to communicate with friends and family. .....
Android
50. One of the most significant inventions of our times, Android took Symbian and Java powered devices by storm. Almost all smart phones use Android operating system, with app developers flooding the play store! So far about 1.5 million applications are available for download in the Android market. .....
Youtube
51. Youtube is the brainchild of former PayPal employees, Karim, Steve Chen and Chad Hurley. The worldwide famous video sharing site was developed over a time of six months and later acquired by Google for a whopping $1.65 billion. Since inception, many agreements have been made between YouTube and companies like CBS, Vevo, BBC and Lions Gate Entertainment, which allow YouTube to publicly post full length movies and shows. .....
GitHub
52. Introduced in 2008, a revision control and repository hosting system has been a revolutionary idea. GitHub offers a web based graphical interface and desktop as well as mobile integration, enabling users to share their codes, apps, etc. .....
Touch Screen revolution
53. Do you recall the days of the past when you and many other used the buttoned phones! Touch screens have completely taken over the world of computing. From school going kids to elderly, everyone has a touch screen device now. The wave has influenced even the world .....
Prius Google s Self Driving Car
54. Toyota introduced US to the Prius (commercially hybrid car). It was in 2008 that Google started a self driving car project. The driverless Toyota Prius has no brake pedal, accelerator or a steering wheel. It does not require any form of user interaction and is powered by electric motor. Prius makes use of special software, a combination of sensors and very accurate digital maps to make the driverless ride safe and smooth. .....
iPad
55. Another ground breaking invention from Apple, the iPad was invented in 2010. As a tablet computer, it can be used to do a number of activities including surfing internet, reading, watching movies, playing games. Close to the size of modern smart phones, iPad offer the functionality of installing software, streaming media and usage of Wi Fi and 3G data connectivity. .....
Jogging Tips and Guidelines
Be Patient. This is so true. You may want to try out your new jogging gear. Or, you will find that your heart and lung capacity increases faster than your leg strength. Particularly true when you remain active on your non jogging days. You must be patient and no .....
Valentines Day Cake Ideas
Mini Hearts Cake. Decorated with tons of tiny hearts, this cake will add a lot of love to any celebration. Decorating is simple using Sugar Sheets. and tools. Pretty roses top this cake for a festive touch. .....
Richest Tennis Players in the world
Maria Sharapova. Russian pro tennis player who has a net worth of $90 million dollars. Maria Sharapova was born April 19, 1987 in Nyagan, Russia. Sharapova is a 3 time Grand Slam Singles Champion and one of the highest paid female athletes of all time. Sharapova comp .....
Rules to play Snow Shoeing
Staying found. If you plan to venture away from a patrolled ski area, be sure you and your companions are prepared. Carry a topographic map of the area, a compass and possibly an altimeter or a GPS to help you navigate. Know how to use them, because the backcountry .....
Crazy Bike Designs
Treadmill Bike. The treadmill bicycle takes the treadmill out of your home and takes you out into the great outdoors. .....
Weird Insects
Brazilian Treehopper. The image shown here is a model created by Alfred Keller, a German sculptor, in the 1950?s. But dont let the fact that its a model fool you .....
Most Beautiful Flowers In The World
Alstromeria. Alstromeria is also known as Peruvian Lily because of its striking resemblance to miniature lilies. This beauty is named after Baron Claus von Alstromer who discovered this flower while collecting its seed on his visit to Spain. This flower is found .....
Movies for Valentines Day
Fever Pitch. Now, as he assumes the mantle of The Tonight Show, it may be a good time to finally give Jimmy Fallon his due although his film career has more than its fair share of bad movies Taxi, anyone?, he put together an oddly endearing performance in this un .....
Globe Dial
Jamaica. Exit Country Code + 876 + Area Code + The Number The Jamaica country code is 876. The nationality of Jamaica is Jamaicans.The capital of Jamaica is KingstonLargest Cities in Jamaica by population: Kingston, Montego Bay, Spanish Town, Portmore, May P .....
Valentine Day Cards
Block Print Valentines. Dating back to ninth century China, block printing involves transferring an ink impression of a design carved in wood, linoleum, or other engravable medium to another surface. Once a design is chosen and then carved, it can be used to make an unlimit .....
Benefits of Oranges
Dietary fiber. Orange peels are a rich source of dietary fiber, particularly pectin. The dietary fiber provided by 100 grams orange peels is 28% of the recommended dietary allowance. Research shows that drying orange peels actually increases the production of pecti .....
Ways To Live Differently
Become cell phone free. You dont have to disconnect your service, but why not try Cell Phone Free Sundays? There is no one more important than those you spend your Sundays with. Do yourself and/or your family a favor and disconnect. .....
Human Body Facts
Muscles. About 200 muscles are required to just take a single step. .....
Worlds Biggest Islands
Devon Island Canada. Devon Island, claimed to be the largest uninhabited island on Earth, is located in Baffin Bay, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. .....
Benefits of Pumpkins
andBest Way to Consume Pumpkin Seeds. In order to preserve the healthy fats present in the seeds, pumpkin seeds should be eaten raw. If you choose to purchase seeds from a bulk bin, make sure they smell fresh .....
Benefits of Peaches
Pregnancy. Greediness expectant mother, still had better eat less peach .some people constitution is bad, easy to have loose bowels, and the risk of miscarriage. So avoid peach during time between pregnancy. sliced peach fruit sections turns brown (enzymatic br .....
Marriage Tips
The biggest waste of effort in a marriage is trying to change your spouse. since the problems you have with your spouse are generally problems you have in yourself. When you try to change your spouse you come across as a nag and wind up sending the message that who you are is not enough. Nobody likes getting that message, a .....
Celebrities Who Had Unbelievable Jobs
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Cartoons Characters That You Wish Were Real
Johnny Bravo. The cartoon Joey Tribbiani, and what seems to be every males childhood idol, Johnny Bravo has been wittingly pretentious, faultlessly selfabsorbed and the perfect womanizer since 1997. And we wouldnt have it any other way. Man, hes pretty! .....
Rules to play Bull Fighting
Encierros. An encierro or running of the bulls is an activity related to a bullfighting fiesta. Before the events that are held in the ring, people usually young men run in front of a small group of bulls that have been let loose, on a course of a sectionedoff .....
Incredible Meals You Can Make In A Mason Jar
Peach and Chia Parfait. Create this layered breakfast for a meal you can travel with and eat at work. .....
Tarot Cards
THREE OF SWORDS. The Three of Swords serves as a reminder that if you can start to see pain as a learning opportunity, life will suddenly become less painful. Challenges remain but once they are no longer perceived as negative or ‘bad’, they lose a lot of their impac .....
Best Shopping Malls of India
R City Mall Mumbai. Again, a new arrival in Mumbai city, but has every thing that a shopper wants. Excellent food, great entertainment, and lot of shopping awaits you at the R city mall. .....
Most Beautiful Flowers In The World
Gladioli. Gladioli are tall flowers and are composed of multiple flowers. They stand up to 4 feet tall. It is mainly grown in South Africa, Europe and Mediterranean regions of Europe. This flower is available in a variety of colors like white, pink, purple, ye .....
Human Body Facts
Skin 01. Our skin is the largest organ of our body. It covers roughly 2 square metres of area. It constantly keeps replenishing throughout the life. In the process it sheds about 80 kg of dead skin cells. .....
Ten Ball Billiards
Opening Break. In 10 ball billiards, players lag, or coin flip to determine who will take the opening break shot. In professional tournaments, players always lag for break. It may also be determined before beginning play, that the winner or loser of the previous ga .....
Top Billionaires
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud. Owning a company called Kingdom Holding, this Saudi Arabian Prince holds major stake at 95% and also owns shares in management companies for hotels such as Four Seasons, Movenpick Hotels, Hotel George V in Paris and a stake in the Savoy Hotel in Lond .....
What to Eat in Goa
Papadum. Papadam, pronounced as poppadum is a thin, crisp discshaped Indian food typically based on a seasoned dough made from black gram (urad flour), fried or cooked with dry heat. Flours made from other sources such as lentils, chickpeas, rice, or potato, .....
Healthy Stomach
Will eating smaller meals curb my hunger. Contrary to what youve heard, the five-small-meals-a-day mantra doesnt work for everyone. The new thinking? Youll eat healthiest if you eat your waymeaning, if you prefer substantial meals fewer times a day, theres no reason to force yourself to do t .....
Types of love in your Life
The Love That Would Remind You How Simple It Is To Feel. The kind of love that would take you back to a boy in your high school halls and how you quietly gush about how cute he is when he smiles and how you write creepy entries on your diary that one day he might drive you home and you .....
Precaution while using Microscope
Positioning and focusing. Begin with the stage in the lowered position. Rotate the nosepiece of the microscope until the 4X objective is in the locked position.. Place the slide into the holder and use the coarse focus to raise the stage to the highest position. NOTE. do NOT .....
Most Precarious Places On Earth
Cliffs of Moher Ireland. Located in County Clare these cliffs cater to millions of visitors every year with everyone from die hard adrenaline junkies to laid back photographers enjoying the view. .....
Nelson Mandela
Prison release and presidency. Upon his release from prison, Nelson Mandela immediately urged foreign powers not to reduce their pressure on the South African government for constitutional reform. While he stated that he was committed to working toward peace, he declared that the .....
Weird Vegetables
Nopales. These delicious veggies are made from a plant you d probably never think to bite into: a certain kind of cactus. The succulent flesh is made edible after the spines have been carefully peeled off. It is a popular vegetable in Mexico, and because it i .....
Rules to play Checkers
Touching Pieces. Before the first move is made, either player can adjust the position of any piece on the board. After the first move, no player can adjust any piece without intimation. In other words, you just need to say youre going to adjust a piece before you do .....
Precautions while using Securing Email
You may not have been hijacked after all. There s another way to send out email messages that seem to be from you. And it doesn t require hacking your account. It is possible for a spammer to use what is called a spoofed email address. It s trivially easy to send out emails in another person .....
Men Like in Women
Wearing a baggy tee to bed. Stay casual and he'll be more comfortable in your company. Don't intimidate him by being prim always or sounding like a know it all. .....
Precautions while using Securing Email
Gmail accounts. Gmail accounts, on the other hand, use a secure connection during log-in and all the way until you log out. You can confirm this along the way by looking at the address bar and observing the URL starting with https , where the s denotes a secure c .....
Awesome Gifts For Christmas
Spinning Hat Social Shower Curtain. For that social media fan on your list, check out the Social Shower Curtain. Hop in the shower to complete your profile. .....
Tips for Best Student in the class
Support At Home. Another intriguing find from my survey most top students dont have socalled .....
Parking Rules
Parking Pass. Daily parking pass purchased at provided by one of USCs entrances at either UPC of HSC. Typically purchased by guests or visitors, or provided for by a department Alt: Permit. .....
Homemade Christmas Food Gifts
Salted Caramel Bark. Sweet, salty, and crunchy, you ll want to make this addictive bark in big batches it s sure to go quickly With only 5 ingredients and a quick prep time, this is the perfect gift to make on short notice. .....
Avataars of Lord Vishnu
Prithu Avatar. Lord Vishnu in his tenth incarnation as Prithu came into existence after the body of King Vena . Lord Vishnu took this incarnation as per the wishes of the sages. The earth had concealed all the vegetation s within her and as a result the whole la .....
Weird Books
How to Avoid Huge Ships. Originally published under the full title, How to Avoid Huge Ships, or I Never Met a Ship I Liked, Captain John W. Trimmers Howto guide delivers readers exactly what it promises. Though it was named worst book ever by Publishers Weekly, its garnered .....
Teachers Day
Australia Last Friday in October. On Australias celebration of World Teachers Day, the NEiTA Foundation and the Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) is proud to announce the national teaching recipients of the ASG Community Merit Awards. World Teachers Day was started by UNESCO and is .....
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