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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Top 5 Most Weird And Unusual Ancient Jobs

Today a person can choose from a wide range of jobs but in ancient times as the technology wasn't much advanced, only few jobs were available and people were recruited to these few jobs solely on the basis of their talent. We all are familiar with most of the ancient jobs related with military, religion, farming, politics, and arts but apart from these white collar jobs, certain bizarre and weird jobs also existed during the classical period of the Greeks and the Romans. People who were not talented enough to qualify for these white collar jobs were forced to do certain weird and repulsive jobs. Unlike today, these unlucky people were not offered with a choice, the rule was simple, either accept the weird job or die of starvation. Do you hate your current job? I can't help you to get a new job of your choice but this article will definitely change your attitude towards your current job. After reading about these weird ancient jobs, you will not only fall in love with your current job but you will also thank your stars that you were not born when these jobs existed.

1. Armpit Plucker

The title says it all but still I feel obliged to explain this weird job in detail. What do you hate most about your body? We hate unwanted hair on weird places in our body, especially women. The ancient people also had this same thinking about hairs but the problem was that they didn't had razors or any other device to help them to get rid of unwanted hair. We know that the ancient Romans were athletic people and they used to display their well toned naked bodies in public. During the 2nd AD in Rome, the ancient Romans realised the hard truth that their hairs on the armpits is a hindrance not only to their public display of beauty but the unpleasant odours emitted from these hairs can also cause embarrassment at the public baths. This hairy problem gave birth to a new job, the job of a armpit plucker. The armpit pluckers were not qualified in any manner and they were mostly found in the bath houses. As, the razors were not available, the pluckers used sickle-shaped hot iron and tweezers to remove unwanted hairs from their clients. During this period, the armpit pluckers were greatly in demand and majority of their clients were rich and popular people from the Roman society.

2. Groom Of The Stool

This is literally the most weird and repulsive ancient job. Have you ever imagined about a full-time job where a person has to wipe another person's bum after defecation? Definitely unimaginable but this job was practised during the early years of Henry VIII's reign. You will be surprised to know that this job was regarded as a symbol of higher social status. Why? Simply because the Grooms of the stool had the great and rare privilege of wiping the king's bum. The king's minions were often recruited as bum-wipers. Why? Because the recruitment of minions as Grooms of the stool ensured that the king doesn't have to bend to get his bum wiped. Obviously, the king bending in front of a servant is not only humiliating but also inconceivable. I think the social status associated with this job must have provoked many Grooms of the stool to boast about their job skills in public gatherings.

3. Funeral Clown

This weird job was also practised in the ancient Rome. How do you describe a present day funeral scene? We see friends and relatives of the deceased in appropriate funeral dresses and mourning over the dead. This is a simple present day funeral atmosphere but the ancient Romans didn't believed in this type of funeral scene. As a matter of fact, instead of mourning they enjoyed the funeral procession. How? To do this weird job they used to employ a funeral clown. The job requirement of a funeral clown was simple, he has to entertain the grieving relatives. How? A funeral clown was paid to dress like the deceased and a mask of the dead person was put on his face. After looking like the deceased, the next job of a funeral clown was to mimic the dead and to run around the corpse with other clowns. Why did the Romans indulged in this weird practise? Because they believed that this mocking the dead job will appease the spirit of the dead and will bring happiness and joy to the living. This job definitely helped ancient Romans to forget who had died and the funeral clown were well paid for their services.

4. Orgy Planner

This job is weird but I feel that Orgy planners were the luckiest guys on earth. Why? Let me tell you. Today, what you call a person who undertakes the job to organise a party, wedding or any other grand event. Yes, we call them a wedding planner or an event planner. I think most of you are familiar with the term "orgy". If not, then orgy means a wild party, especially one involving excessive drinking and unrestrained sexual activity. In ancient times, orgies were considered as the most common festivities. As the definition of an orgy signifies that it is not an simple activity but a lot of complex activities are involved. To make this complex event a little bit simpler, the ancient people recruited orgy planners to take care of orgy events. The job of an orgy planner was to take care of food, drinks, music and to find healthy and beautiful women for the event. During ancient times, orgies were sponsored by rich people and most often orgy planners were rewarded with any one or all of the above mentioned four things. Gaius Petronius Arbiter who wrote the satirical novel, "Satyricon", is regarded as the most popular orgy planner.

5. Vestal Virgin

Vestal Virgins were the priestesses in the ancient Roman religion. So, you will be thinking why did I added a religious job in this section? Because the severity of punishment associated with this job was really weird and brutal. In the ancient Rome, "Vesta" was regarded as the goddess of the hearth and to become a priestess of Vesta, a girl had to follow certain rules. The first rule for this religious job was that a girl should accept priesthood before she attains puberty. The second rule was a bit harsher, after becoming a Vestal Virgin, the girl should sworn to celibacy for a period of 30 years. The job requirement was simple, the Vestal Virgins had to keep the sacred flame in the temple of Vesta burning all the time. The burning flame was considered as a symbol of virginity. The Vestal Virgins enjoyed many privileges. Allowing the sacred flame of Vesta to die out due to laziness on the part of a Vestal Virgin was considered a crime and that Vestal Virgin was punished severely. Laziness was punished by whipping the Vestal Virgin till she bled. If a Vestal Virgin was caught having a sexual relationship with anyone during her 30 years then she was burnt alive. The rules of this job were simple, you can't sleep and you can't have sex for 30 years.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Top 5 Most Weird And Terrifying Ancient Birth Control Methods

Most of us know that birth control has dual advantages. Personal as well as social advantage. A person can use birth control methods or devices to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Socially, birth control helps to keep the growth of population in check. Today many contraception methods are used such as barrier devices like condoms, oral contraceptive pills, implantable devices, and surgical sterilisation. Continuous abstinence is also a good method but our hormones really make it impossible to follow this method. Birth control methods are really a boon to human beings but do you know about the history of birth control methods? I'm sure that after reading this article most of the ladies will breathe a sigh of relief and will feel lucky to be living in the modern era. Why? Simply because these weird, crazy, and disgusting ancient birth control methods will not only blow your mind but it will definitely provoke you to think twice before making love.

1. Crocodile Dung

The first thing that comes into our minds when we hear the name of Egypt is Pyramids and mummies. Ancient Egyptians invented many things including condoms. They invented condoms in around 3000 B.C. So, before they invention of condoms, how did the ancient Egyptians prevented unwanted pregnancies? By inventing the world's first contraceptive method in 1850 B.C. As, the ancient Egyptians were intelligent people they found out the simple truth that pregnancy could be avoided through blockage or a barrier. Their concept was great but their method was weird and disgusting. Why? Because they used dried Crocodile dung as a pessary (medical device inserted into the vagina). Shocked? They made their sperm barriers by mixing crocodile dung, honey, and sodium carbonate. The ancient Egyptian ladies used to insert this weird mixture into their vagina to block or kill sperm. I know you are wondering whether this weird method did really worked? It might have worked but it is still impossible to grasp the logic behind this method.

2. Weasel's Testicles

This concept is really weird and this method was followed in the Medieval Europe. This method has nothing to do with science but is based on mere superstition. During the sixteenth century, women used to tie weasel's testicles around their inner thighs. If this wasn't enough, they also used to wear weasel bones around their necks. Do you know why they decorated their bodies with these dead objects? Because they believed that these dead parts will make them inconceivable. So, how can the severed testicle's of a weasel make a woman inconceivable? I literally don't have any idea about their logic but one thing is sure, the sight of severed testicles around a women's inner thighs can force any man to take the path of celibacy.

3. Beaver Testicles

This is another weird ancient birth control method which involves testicles. This method was practised in Canada during the 16th century but unlike the above method, this one was not superstitious. To prevent pregnancy, Canadian women used to ingest beaver testicles. Disgusting but effective. How? At the beginning, they brewed a tea with beaver testicles and consumed it to prevent pregnancy. Later, when alcohol was available, the Canadians slightly changed this method. Still, the main ingredient was beaver's testicles but this time the testicles were dried and ground up into a fine powder. Whenever it was needed, they mixed this powder with grain alcohol and drank it. What is the ingredient that is present in a beaver's testicles which has the power to prevent pregnancy? It is still unknown and I think will remain unknown. So, why the Canadians experimented with beaver's testicles is not clear but they might have enjoyed the taste of dried beaver testicles with alcohol better than the brewed tea.

4. Animal Intestines

Currently, condoms are regarded as one of the best birth control methods. We know that condoms are made up of latex but do you know that ancient condoms were made from animal intestines? Condoms were used in ancient Egypt but according to the historians, the first and the most oldest known condom was made from the intestine of a pig. I know it is hard to digest but there are evidences to support this weird fact. This oldest condom was found at Dudley Castle in England with some Latin inscriptions. These Latin inscriptions suggested that this condom is from the 1640s. You will be surprised to know that these Latin inscriptions were actually a user manual on how to use this pig intestine condom. According to this manual, the user should immerse this condom in warm milk prior to its use to avoid diseases. I can't even imagine, how the ancient people used these animal intestine condoms dipped in warm milk.

5. Blacksmith Water

This method was a little bit effective but with horrendous side effects. I think everyone is familiar with a Blacksmith's water. Yes, the water a blacksmith uses to cool the materials he was working with. According to the history of birth control, a Greek gynaecologist named Soranus who was practising during second century AD suggested that women were told to drink blacksmith's water as a method to prevent pregnancy. The most horrifying fact is that this weird and crazy method was practised by women for more than 1,800 years. It is still not clear why women indulged in this practise but it is believed that most of the women thought that the lead in a blacksmith's water has the power to prevent pregnancy. Even during the first World War, most of the women considered this contraception practise as a boon because during the war a majority of the women volunteered to work in factories. Why? Because they believed that the magical atmosphere of a factory filled with lead would keep them sterile. These women never thought about the side effects associated with lead poisoning such as kidney failure, seizures, coma, and even death.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Top 5 Most Shocking Documentaries

We all love feature films but documentaries are the least explored form of media. Why? Because documentaries are not fictitious but they tell the real story of real people. We avoid watching documentaries because we are afraid to confront reality. Unlike feature films a documentary showcases the real tragedy and brutality associated with life. Most of the documentaries are based upon social causes and they are considered as a catalyst for social change. We want to make ourselves believe that life is as beautiful as it is portrayed in most of the feature films but if you want to confront the stark realities of life then you should watch these most shocking documentaries. Warning: Most of the following documentaries contain graphic and disturbing content.

1. Child Of Rage

This documentary was released in 1992 and it tells the true story of a brown-haired six year old girl, Beth Thomas who suffers from reactive attachment disorder. How did the girl acquired this disorder? This happened as a result of horrific physical as well as sexual abuse on her by her own sadistic father. This no holds barred documentary is in the form of an interview between Beth and her clinical psychiatrist. She describes how her father sexually abused her after the death of her mother. The abuses were so cruel and horrific that Beth herself turned into a sociopath without any sympathy for anything. She describes how she turned into a remorseless and brutal child by engaging in sadistic and sexual acts upon her own brother and animals. She confesses that she wants to kill her father and brother. Throughout this documentary you can see that Beth talks in a laid back and nonchalant manner. It expresses the horrific truth that the brutal sexual assaults has made Beth a child without conscience. This documentary is not only too shocking and horrifying but it is also a tearjerker.

2. Interview with a Cannibal

Have you seen the movie, "Cannibal Holocaust"? If yes, then you will be surprised to know that this documentary is much more shocking and horrifying than the movie. This documentary is an interview with the infamous cannibalistic Issei Sagawa who murdered an innocent woman and spent three days eating her flesh. Sagawa was arrested but he was declared insane and unfit for trial. On August 12, 1986, he was discharged from a psychiatric hospital in Tokyo and since then he has been a free man. This documentary is not only a proof that cannibals exist among us but it also explains what human beings are truly capable of.

3. Atomic Wounds

Atomic Wounds is a shocking documentary which tells the tragic story of the sufferings of the survivors of the bombs. This documentary is not only helpful to the people who are interested in nuclear science but also to the people who still have some humanity left in them. We all are familiar with the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States during the World War II. We know that lakhs of people died during this inhuman attack but do you know what happened to the victims who survived the bomb drops? The people who died during the bombarding were damn lucky because the people who survived it are currently dying a slow and horrific death. Watching this documentary will make you realise that humanity doesn't exist in this world. The victims of these atomic wounds can't speak but they are silently asking a question to each and everyone of us. Why?

Atomic Wounds

4. The Iceman Tapes

Feature films based on the real life story of contract killers and serial killers are always a hit among people. Why? We know that these killers are maniacs and lunatics but still we adore them because of their irrational thinking. The ruthlessness and brutality are other factors which attracts people to serial killers. So, have you ever heard about a contract killer nicknamed Iceman. If you had watched the 2012 flick, "The Iceman", then you will know who I'm talking about. The Iceman Tapes is an interview between the notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski and a psychiatrist, Michael Baden. This documentary is extremely intriguing and gripping. In this interview, for the very first time Kuklinski describes about his evil deeds in detail. He explains about how he committed his first murder at the young age of 13 and how his tally of murders increased to 250 by the age of 51. This documentary will take you into the mind of a cold-blooded psychopath. Be prepared to get yourself shocked and stunned.

5. Aokigahara Suicide Forest

Aokigahara which is also known as the "Sea of Tress" is a forest that lies at the northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan. It is also known as the suicide forest. Why? Because it one of the most popular and deadliest suicide points in the world. If the stories are true then Aokigahara is a home to quite a number of ghosts. Several instances of paranormal activity have been reported in this forest. If we go along with the statistics, then this suicide point is really a hot destination for people who are suffering from depression because each year more than 70 suicides are reported in this haunted forest. This documentary is truly disturbing. It is about a geologist who takes a walk through this haunted forest where he witnesses dead bodies hanging from tress. If you think hanging looks funny in feature films then you have no idea what you are getting into.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Top 5 World's Most Weirdest Statues And Sculptures

Why do you think statues and sculptures are important to us? Yes, apart from being photogenic, statues and sculptures are the most important part of our culture. Think about this, if our ancient ancestors had not built any statues or sculptures, then how would we know about our ancient cultures? So, what do they represent? Simple, they represent artistic expressions. It means that, a particular statue or a sculpture is created based upon the mood, feelings, and imagination of the creator. They express the feelings of the creator in an artistic form. Everyone knows about world famous statues and sculptures such as The Statue of Liberty, Christ the Redeemer, and Michelangelo’s David. So, it is not worth bragging about but how many of you are familiar with world's most weirdest statues and sculptures. In ancient times weird statues and sculptures were a rare sight but today any weird form of art is considered normal. I think modernisation has deeply affected the thought process of most of the artists. I'm not blaming them but as a matter of fact I envy them because behind these wild and weird art forms lies the great unimaginable thinking. People love beautiful things but when they see weird things they fail to grasp the idea behind its weirdness. Some statues and sculptures are not only weird but they are also utterly obscene and because of this they are damn controversial. As my blog is not an adult site and I'm not planning to change this status in the nearby future, I can't add obscene sculptures in this list but you can enjoy the sight of these weirdest statues and sculptures.

1. The Amazing Bull Fart Sculpture


Before you make any stupid assumptions, I would like to add that this great piece of art is also named as “What You see Might Not Be Real”. So what do you see? A farting bull! Yes, I can't blame you because you don't know the story behind this art. This is an awesome sarcastic art which is designed by the Chinese artist Chen Wenling. He created this art to mock global financial crisis. In Chinese slang fart means to bluff or lie. We know that Charging Bull represents the Wall Street. The man who is shoved into the wall is Bernard Madoff who was sentenced to 150 years in prison because of Ponzi scheme. So, after reading this, now you know the truth behind this farting Wall Street bull. If you still have no idea, then I'm sorry to say that you are really a bluffer.

2. Charles La Trobe Statue

This statue is literally weired because of its upside down position. This statue was made by an Queensland based artist called Charles Rob. This statue is a statement in itself. It is asking a question to each and every one of us. Do you know what? It wants to know what purpose does statues and public monuments serve in this contemporary society? It is asking whether people should be remembered only through public monuments? The person in this upside down statue is Charles La Trobe. He was the first Governor of  Victoria and he was responsible for establishing Melbourne University, the Botanical Gardens, and the State Library. Even after doing such great deeds, he remains unrepresented in Melbourne's public monuments. The truth is that historically he has been forgotten. This statue really makes us think. A public monument doesn't make a person great but the greatness lies in a lifetime of great deeds.

3. Head On


Head on is not a single statue or a sculpture. It is an installation by one of the most prominent artists in the world, Cai Guo-Qiang. This installation consists of ninety-nine life like wolves constructed with metal wires and painted sheepskins. Head on is as beautiful as it is weird. This art is not only moving and gorgeous but it is also tragic because it represents the condition of human beings in the future. In the recent times, no other art has described human struggle and the survival of the fittest better than Head On. The wolves are suspended in the air and it looks like a huge pack of fiercely moving stream of wolves. Their graceful movement comes to a sudden halt when they crash head on into a thin pane of glass. That is the tragedy and the beauty of this art. The brutality of the crash is simply breathtaking with limbs and heads twisted and some broken in unnatural positions. The rest of the wolves who have survived the crash join the tail end of the herd again. The message is simple, this brutality and madness continues till the bones of each and every one of them is shattered.

4. The Healer

The Healer by Rene Magritte is one of my personal favourites because of the mystery associated with it. I think nobody has been able to interpret the idea behind this sculpture. Many of us might have tried to come up with something but failed miserably. The problem with this statue is that every time you look at it a new thought sprouts in your mind and it gets impossible for you to reach a conclusion. This sculpture has the power to challenge a observer's preconditioned perceptions of reality. The healer is a headless figure in a seated position with a straw hat where the head should be. There is no upper part of the body and the chest cavity is open to reveal a cage containing two white doves. If the white doves represent peace then why is it caged? Without a head a man can't see, hear, smell, and think. So what is the connection between this cage and the body without a head? I don't have any clue behind the interpretation of this sculpture and I think poets might be able to pour some light on this mystery. The weirdness associated with the healer is amazing but overindulgence can turn you insane.

5. Würsa 18000Km From Earth

Würsa sculpture by Daniel Firman shows gravity at its best and worst. This sculpture shows what an elephant can do at 18,000 km from earth gravity. The elephant is seen balancing its body on its trunk. The first reason I choose this sculpture is that it is not only weird but the concept associated with it is a possibility. The second reason is quite simple, most of the people haven't seen an elephant balancing its body on its trunk. I hope such a day never comes when we encounter real elephants flying around us.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Top 5 Latest Innovations That Will Change Future

We are currently in the 21st century and the most awesome thing about this is that we are constantly bombarded with the latest technology and gadgets. The competition between different companies has given birth to hundreds of new innovations daily. After the innovators, the techies and the geeks are the first people who come to know about these latest innovations. Simple minded people like you and me only know about these gadgets after they have become a sensation. Now, lets take a look at some simple latest innovations. I have not added any complicated innovations in this article because these simple innovations are enough to create a revolution in the nearby future.

1. Wearable Wireless Mouse

If you are fed up with your traditional or the trackball computer mouse then the wearable wireless mouse is the perfect solution for you. Mouse is one of the most important parts of a computer but it is also the most painful part. A majority of wrist pains in this world are caused due to using a mouse because we have to hold it in an unnatural position. The main advantage of this wearable wireless mouse is that it works only when your hand is in a flat and neutral position. So no more worries about wrist pain and wearing this mouse on your hand will not slow down your typing speed.

2. LifeStraw


Global Water crisis is one of the most worst problems in this world now. Even today, many people from different parts of the world are not getting enough drinking water. According to the United Nations, dirty water is killing more people than war or general violence. In the future, this humanitarian crisis can be avoided with the help of LifeStraw. It is a water filter which is designed to be used by one person. The terrific feature of this water filter is that it can remove 99.9% of waterborne bacterias and parasites. This means that using LifeStraw people can drink unclean water and can protect themselves from pandemics of cholera, diarrhoea, and typhoid. LifeStraw can filter a maximum of 1000 litres of water which is enough for a person for one year. LifeStraw Family is also available which can filter 18,000 litres of water.

3. Load Carrier For Labor

This is an awesome innovation which will definitely save thousands of people from occupational hazards who carry or push load on daily basis. This extremely useful product is designed by Vikram Dinubhai Panchal from India. This simple product can be used in three different ways to carry something. The cost of this product is only $6 dollars. This equipment will not only increase productivity but it will also improve the working conditions of labourers and workers at many places globally like construction sites, factories, ports, railway stations, etc.

4. Money-Shredding Alarm Clock

Making people lazy is one of the side effects of technology. Today we are becoming more and more lazy. We all are familiar with the proverb, "Time is Money" but when laziness overwhelms us, then nothing else matters. Money-Shredding Alarm Clock is the perfect solution for laziness in the future. When we feel most lazy? Yes, in the morning. The morning laziness is dangerous because you are risking your whole day for a few minutes of sleep. Normal alarm clocks can't wake up lazy people but money-shredding alarm clock can do this impossible task. This alarm clock will not only wake you up but you will also feel the rush of adrenaline through your body. Why? Because this alarm clock will shred your hard earned money if you don't wake up on time. Simple as that. After the alarm goes off, you have ten seconds to save your money from getting shredded. If you snooze, then you lose.

5. 3Doodler

Have you ever seen the television series "Shaka Laka Boom Boom"? Yes, the same series about a boy and his adventures with a magic pencil. 3Doodler is not a magical pencil but a magic pen because it is the World's first "3D" pen. It means that you can draw anything in the air. If you know how to move your fingers then you can draw a real three dimensional object. The process associated with this 3D pen is very simple. The ink of this 3D pen is heated plastic which cools quickly and solidifies into a strong stable structure. To operate this pen you don't have to perform any complicated algorithms. You simply have to connect this pen into a power socket and can start drawing anything within minutes. This pen will bring new innovations in the field of art and design.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Top 5 Most Popular Villain Turned Hero Fictional Characters

Every story has a beginning and an end. In every story, there is an protagonist (hero) and an antagonist (villain). The central concept of most of the stories is the epic rivalry between a hero and and a villain. It is a fact that everyone loves a hero and half of the time the villains are the one character that everyone loves to hate. In the past, most of the villain characters were literally evil with shades of black but today the character of an villain is much more complex and interesting with shades of grey. Today the line between a hero and a villain is blurred. It means that a hero is not always right and a villain is not always wrong. A few years back, people hated villain characters from deep down their hearts but today people are willing to understand the tragedy associated with a villain. They are willing to sympathise with him and deep down in their hearts they hope and pray to see a ray of redemption in him. I must say that all villains doesn't arouse such motherly feelings in people. Once in a while some villains are born who are hated by the people at the beginning but before the story ends, the same people who hated them starts to love and adore them. Why? The reason is simple because we all have shades of grey in us and none of us is as perfect as a hero. So, sometimes we feel more connected to a villain character. Lets take a look at some of the most popular villain turned hero characters.

1. The Joker

Joker is the greatest and the most complicated villain I've ever known. I think most of you will also agree with me. He can never be a hero but for most of the people he is an antihero. I think most of you are familiar with Batman comics and "The Dark knight" movie. Now lets see why he is the most popular villian? I know this article is not about popular villains but according to me Joker is an antihero, so the hero part is still there. Most of the villains indulge in evil and selfish acts because of some reason. For example, take the character of "Ra's al Ghul" from the Batman series. He can't be called a pure villain but his purpose is to eliminate human beings from the surface of the Earth because he thinks that human beings are destroying this planet. That's his purpose, so what is Joker's purpose? None and this is what makes him most interesting. The character of Joker can be described as humanity at its most worst state. He never feels guilt or shows any human emotions and he is a void in himself. Joker has so many fans because watching him makes us feel connected to our own inhuman side. Nothing describes him more than these words, "Some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn".

2. Severus Snape

I am guessing that most of you have read "Harry Potter" series. If not, then I don't want to ruin your suspense because this article contains spoilers. So, Severus Snape is a name familiar to all Harry Potter fans. From the very beginning of this series, there was always a sense of suspense surrounding this lank haired and creeping character. The events associated with him always made me suspicious and I really thought that he was the bad guy. I think every Harry Potter fan thought so because Severus Snape disliked Harry Potter and his friends and every time something awry happened , Snape seemed to have a hand in it. I became more suspicious of him when I learnt that he and Harry's father were actually enemies in school. Then the unthinkable happened, Snape kills Dumbledore and at this point I was damn sure that Severus is an hardcore villain but after reading the final book, I realised I was an utter fool to consider Snape as an villain. Kudos to J.k Rowling for creating the greatest twist in this series. While dying, Snape admits that Dumbledore actually asked Snape to kill him because he was already dying due to Voldemort's curse. So, here it is, he is not a villain but why did he disliked Harry? Because Snape had loved Harry's mother, Lily Evans and whenever he saw Harry, it made him realise his past mistakes. Ultimately, Snape became a hero when he sacrificed his life to help Harry triumph over Voldemort.

3. Jaime Lannister

I'm a great fan of the "Game of Thrones" series by George R. R. Martin. I had finished reading all the books and eagerly waiting for the next book "The Winds Of Winter". I would recommended this series to anyone who is interested in knowing the complexity of human behaviour. This serious have numerous characters and every character has a shade of grey in them. Jaime Lannister was never my favourite character and because of him and his sister, Cersei Lannister I hated the Lannister Family apart from Tyrion Lannister. He is one of my favourite. So who is Jaime Lannister? He is the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. That is his identity. From the very beginning of this series I hated him for pushing Bran, an seven year old boy from a tower because the boy saw Jaime making love to his own sister. Jaime is also notoriously known as the "Kingslayer" because he murdered his king in cold blood and broke all the sacred vows associated with an Kingsguard. As you sow so shall you reap. So, ultimately Jaime also paid the price for his sins when his right sword hand was chopped off. Here comes the transformation in his character. If you had read the books then you will know that Jaime has no woman in his life other than his sister. So, you can feel the change in his soul when he jumps into a pit barehanded (one handed) to save an ugly woman, Brienne from a bear. This one act of selfless courage turned him into a real Kingsguard from a despicable character. After reading all the books, you will like him more but I don't want to discuss it here because it contains spoilers.

4. MegaMind

MegaMind is one of my most favourite animated movies. The tag line of this movie is enough to describe his character, "MegaMind is the most brilliant super–villain the world has ever known" but before this movie ends, he becomes the superhero. In this movie, the big blue headed MegaMind has a deep rivalry with the saviour of the Metro City, MetroMan. Finally, he succeeds in getting rid of Metro Man and becomes the evil ruler of Metro City. Very soon, he looses his interest in doing evil as he realises that no one is there to stop him. He understands that every yin has its ying. This understanding leads him to unimaginable consequences but eventually in the climax scene he saves the city and turns into a superhero. This movie has a great message.

5. Darth Vader

Darth Vader is considered to be one of the most iconic characters of the "Star Wars" franchise. If you haven't seen all the movies in this series, then the character of Darth Vader will be a villain for you. So you know what I am getting at. If you don't want to get hit by spoilers then leave this page. Darth Vader is a big hero for Star Wars fans like me who have seen all the movies. I accept that in the first few movies he did terrible things like destroying an entire planet and thus killing millions of people. Why did he did this? Because he was a Sith Lord and Servant to the Dark Side of the Force. Do you know why did he become a Sith Lord? If you have seen the movies, then you will know that Vader started out as "Anakin Skywalker". He was definitely one of the most talented Jedi ever to serve the Galactic Republic. Then what went wrong? Anakin was not only talented but he was also a man of justice and humanity. Our common sense tells us that men like him will definitely fall and that is what happened with him when he lost his one and only true love Padma. Then he switched off his humanity and took over as a Sith Lord. So, till now he is a villain but in the end he proved himself to be a Jedi again when he killed Darth Sidious, thus expelling Sith Lords from the galaxy once and for all. Thanks to his son, Luke Skywalker who encouraged Vader to see the difference between darkness and light.

So, I think no one is born a villain nor a hero but circumstances force them to chose what they want to be. Sometimes one last noble act can make up for so many years of evil.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Top 35 Most Ridiculous Yahoo Questions Ever Asked

We all know that Yahoo! Answers is a great site where we can not only submit our questions but we can also answer questions asked by other users. Many people use this site to find answers to their simple as well as complicated questions. People find Yahoo! answers as the most user friendly and informative Q&A site because their questions are answered by hundreds of different people and this increases their chances of getting more information out of their questions. Thousands of genuine questions are asked on this site daily. Among these genuine questions you can also find some funny and ridiculous questions. Most of these ridiculous questions are genuinely asked by dumb ass people who have no knowledge about what they are asking and some of them are just asked for fun. After reading some of these ridiculous questions, I'm really wondering how these people who ask such questions manage to survive in this world. Lets take a look at some of these ridiculous Yahoo questions and their answers. I'm sure these questions will make you think twice before you post a question on Yahoo! Answers. I don't have any personal grudges against the people who posted these questions. I just want to give my readers a good face and belly muscles workout.

1. My house is on fire? What do I do?

Best Answer: You get off the computer and out of the house. That usually works for me.

2. Could you do me a summary of the second world war?


3. Atheists: If you believe the universe was created by the big bang, what do you think happened before it?

Best Answer: The big foreplay, obviously.

4. How long does it take for men to grow a condom? (Asked by a 12-year-old boy)

Best Answer: I was born with my condom...so something must be wrong with you.

5. How did I get rid of oily face?

Best Answer: Getting rid of your face is not recommended, no matter how oily it is. The face serves many functions and you should not try to remove it.

6. How can you find out how tall you are without a measuring tape?

Best Answer: Find someone in a crowd the same height as you. Steal his wallet and read the height on the driver's license.

7. I usually sit on the computer 12 hours a day...is that bad?

Best Answer: That can't be comfortable. Try a chair.

8. Will my laptop get heavier if I put more files on it?

Best Answer: Yes, mine has tons of files now, I need a forklift to take it to the next room.

9. How big is the specific ocean?

Best Answer: Can you be more pacific?

10. Do you think humans will ever walk on the sun?

Best Answer: Well, if they do, it would have to be at night.

11. How do you get YouTube to film you?

Best Answer: They were here yesterday. Just keep calling for your appointment.

12. Can your baby get pregnant if you have sex while pregnant?

Best Answer: The baby can get pregnant only if it's a female. If you suspect that your baby is pregnant, try not to have sex again. You run the risk of getting your baby's baby pregnant and that can lead to complications like an infinite loop.

13. How do I download the Internet?

Best Answer: Yes. The download link is actually here.

14. How to turn on a lamp?

Best Answer: Do the world a favour and walk in front of a train.

15. Americans: Do you actually think Australians ride to school on kangaroos?

Best Answer: Not ON kangaroos. They aren't horses, and we aren't idiots. We know perfectly well you ride IN their pouches.

16. My girlfriend farted while we were kissing. Should I breakup with her?

Best Answer: Tyler?? Call me when you get this. We need to talk...

17. If I eat myself would I become twice as big or disappear completely?

Best Answer: That just blew my mind.

18. What can I buy that will definitely detect a gas leak?

Best Answer: A lighter.

19. I pee when I poo but I don't poo when I pee?

Best Answer: Normal...now go and play.

20. My husband had a vasectomy  3 years ago and didn't tell me. I conceived 4 children at that time. how much trouble do you think I'm in?

Best Answer: If he didn't figure it out four kids ago, I would say you are free and clear.

21. How many flights of stairs does it take to cause a miscarriage?

Best Answer: Walking up or falling down?

22. Where can I buy an YouTube?

Best Answer: This is a long and dangerous quest you seek. Few have tried, fewer have succeeded in this dangerous quest. Good luck on your journey and Godspeed!!

23. How was the routine of milking cows for milk discovered?

Best Answer: Guessing, there was a cow molester.

24. How do I successfully become a Justin Bieber Fan?

Best Answer: Lose all brain functions. Maybe sustain a pretty substantial blow to the head.

25. Why are babies so ugly when they are born?

Best Answer: How about you stay under water for 9-10 months then squeeze through a straw and see how you look??

26. Why do I feel i have butterflies in my stomach?

Best Answer: Have you been eating caterpillars.

27. Is Rainbow-Trout a good name for a baby girl?

Best Answer: I think Sockeye Salmon is a lot nicer, how about Alaskan Cod, or simply Prawn for your spawn.

28. My wife changed Facebook status from "Married" to "Widowed". Should I be worried?

Best Answer: LOL!!! Yeah mate start runnin!!!

29. Why does my arm shake and turn bright red when I'm eating dirt?

Best Answer: Why are you eating dirt?

30. How do I convince my wife to allow the maid to sleep between us at night?

Best Answer: Tell your wife you are on a top level secret mission for Homeland security and if she complains she will be arrested and sent to the work camp in Siberia.

31. Instead of simply worshipping "God", why not worship Godzilla.

Best Answer: I choose to worship God because I prefer worshipping real things over movie characters anytime.

32. Why doesn't the Earth fall down?

Best Answer: Because it can fly.

33. My eye ball falls out, is this normal? Do I need medical attention?

Best Answer: No, this is actually 100% normal. You may be a pirate.

34. How does a blind person know when to stop wiping after a bowel movement?

Best Answer: We just know when we feel clean. It's that simple.

35. Why do stupid people breed?

Best Answer: They wanted company?

I hope you all enjoyed these ridiculous questions as well as their sarcastic answers. If you come across any other such questions then please share it.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Top 5 Most Viral And Hilarious YouTube Challenges

Each and everyone of us is familiar with YouTube and use it for different purposes. YouTube is also a source of income for people who have the ability to attract viewers. Thousands of videos are uploaded daily but only few of them get the attention from the public. Not everyone is talented like Psy, so some people do hilarious and unimaginable things to garner publicity. Videos of people performing hilarious challenges is the latest trend to hit YouTube. These videos are uploaded by the challengers themselves. The popularity of these kind of videos is rapidly increasing. We love these videos because they are performed by normal people like you and me. There is no celebrity tag attached with them. These videos are not only hilarious but they also show the physical as well the mental strength of a Challenger. If you have already tried your hands on YouTube to earn some quick bucks and failed drastically then feel free to perform any of these popular viral challenges and upload it. Warning: Never try to perform these challenges when you are alone because some of these challenges can literally take the breath out of you.

1. Cinnamon challenge

The  cinnamon challenge is the most famous viral Internet challenge. The objective of this challenge is to swallow a spoonful of ground cinnamon within a minute without drinking anything. Sounds simple, isn't it. How can a so popular challenge be so simple? Here comes the tricky part, the main ingredient in this challenge is cinnamon powder which can quickly dry your mouth and you will end up coughing, gagging, and vomiting. These are the mild risk factors associated with this challenge. Death can also occur while performing this challenge but so far no casualty have been reported. You have all the ingredients in your home to try this challenge but make sure that you don't end up being the first victim of this challenge.

2. The Mouse Trap Challenge

In this challenge you don't have to eat or swallow anything. You just have to save your finger from the deadly grip of a mouse trap. To perform this challenge, you will need a spring loaded bar mousetrap. You can't use a live-catching mousetrap which comes with a cage. The challenge is simple, you have to take the bait without getting a finger crushed in the mechanism. If you failed then I can promise you that you will not die like a mouse but you will end up screaming like a banshee.

3. The Ghost Chili Challenge

Have you ever heard about "Bhut Jolokia"? If you are a fan of the reality show MTV Roadies then you will know what I am speaking about. Bhut Jolokia which is also known as ghost chili pepper is the hottest pepper in the world which is cultivated in the Indian states of Nagaland and Assam. On the Scoville scale, this pepper has a rating of 855,000 heat units (SHU). This rating means that eating even one Bhut Jolokia will give you a literal glimpse of hell. Many people have tried their hands on this challenge but most of them have failed ridiculously. If you really want to spent a week shitting fire then you can take up this challenge.

4. The Ipecac Challenge

Warning: The above video contains vomiting. So, watch it only if you have a cast-iron stomach. This is an vomit inducing challenge. To complete this challenge you need to take Ipecac syrup, an expectorant which is derived from the dried rhizome and roots of the ipecacuanha. It is mainly used to clear and wash up stomach if someone had accidentally swallowed poisons or chemicals. It is available everywhere and it is a strong vomit inducer. So, before taking this challenge make sure that you are familiar with all the side effects associated with this syrup.

5. The Raw Onion Challenge

We eat onions daily. So, this challenge may seem easy to us. Peter Czerwinski from Canada holds the world record for eating a raw onion in 43.53 seconds. Oh! so simple. Want to give it a try, go on but don't blame me if you end up crying like a widow. Have you ever tasted acid? No. Then this is the golden opportunity to check the enduring powers of your mouth, nose, and eyes. There are some rules to follow before you take up this challenge. You must use a standard yellow/brown onion. Red or salad onions are not allowed. The onion you use must weigh at least 210 gm after peeling, topping and tailing and the most important rule, only when one mouthful has been swallowed, then only you can take the next bite.

These five are my most favourite YouTube challenges. If you come across any such hilarious challenges, please share it.