November 28, 2007

Henry Ford

Henry Ford's inspiration to assembly-line production came from a visit he made as a young man to a Chicago slaughterhouse."The idea came in a general way from the overhead trolley that the Chicago packers use in dressing beef."

November 27, 2007

World's first Rich Media Ad

HP's Pong Ad useing Rich Media considered to be world's first rich media ad..the ad banner was used in way back 1996/1997

November 21, 2007

Thursday Trivia - 8 General Trivia

Initially they are no restrictions on the size n width of cricket Bat, but one day(in 1771) a smart alec came to bat with a bat width of the stumps.Thus came a new rule that the bat be officially limited to a maximum of four and a quarter inches in width

chao gu" or stir frying stocks - Chinese slang for trading.

Pit trading traces its roots to 1848, when the Chicago Board of Trade was founded to protect farmers by creating a marketplace to hedge against extreme price swings brought about by droughts and bumper crops.

Li ka shing, founder of Hutchison started his career as a salesman selling watches at his uncle’s store,and then selling high quality plastic flowers at bargain prices.He then entered into real estate because he couldn’t renew the lease for his factory and was forced to purchase and develop a site himself..n the rest is history.

Roman Abramovich, richest Russian and owner of Chelsea Football club also owns a huge collection of luxury Yatch's dubbed as "The Abramovich’s Navy"

November 10, 2007

funda behind high heels

In 16th century aristocratic, French women used to wear high-heeled shoes, so high they were literally standing on there toes and could not walk on them and servants were hired to help the women. The fashion reportedly owed much to the Venetian husband's desire to make sure his wife didn't travel far while he was away.

What an idea!

November 08, 2007

$25,000 hot choclate

Serendipity 3 a restaurant in Newyork, partnered with luxury jeweler Euphoria New York to create the "Frrozen Haute Chocolate," a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most expensive and exotic from around the globe.

The dessert, spelled with two Rs, is infused with 5 grams (0.2 ounces) of edible 23-karat gold and served in a goblet lined with edible gold. At the base of the goblet is an 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat of white diamonds.

The sundae is topped with whipped cream covered with more gold and a side of La Madeline au Truffle from Knipschildt Chocolatier.

The restaurant - a setting for the John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale movie "Serendipity" - already holds the record for the most expensive drink, the $1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae

What the hell is edible gold?? This is absurd, but the whole point is to generate PR and media loves to cover such monkey deeds.

On other side –

Every day around 24,000 people die directly from hunger or hunger related diseases and some 800 million people in the world suffer from hunger and malnutrition,and 1 billion people across the globe living on less than $1 a day.

Nearly one in four people, 1.3 billion - live on less than $1 per day, while the world's 358 billionaires have assets exceeding the combined annual incomes of countries with 45 percent of the world's people

3 billion people in the world today struggle to survive on US$2/day.

November 06, 2007

Think Different

The script of the ad goes like this

” Here’s to the crazy ones.

The misfits.

The rebels.

The troublemakers.

The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently.

They’re not fond of rules.

And they have no respect for the status quo.

You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.

They push the human race forward. And while some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.

Because the people who are crazy enough to think
that they can change the world… are the ones who do

which term..

Which term was coined by The Economist in 1977 to describe the decline of the manufacturing sector in the Netherlands after the discovery of natural gas in the 1960s

Click here for answer

November 04, 2007

loo problems

The World Health Organisation has estimated that around the globe up to 2.6 billion people – one third of the planet’s entire population – do not have access to proper toilet facilities. More than half of them live in China and India.

700 million Indians dont have access to toilets!!!

pity :(

November 01, 2007

Thursday Trivia

South African Airlines is the first non-Saudi airline to fly a direct Hadj service to Medina in Saudi Arabia.

Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh, is the first Indian, or maybe even Asian, to have an airplane

Pit trading traces its roots to 1848, when the Chicago Board of Trade was founded to protect farmers by creating a marketplace to hedge against extreme price swings brought about by droughts and bumper crops. The concept evolved into today’s futures and options trading

At his death in 1937, Rockefeller was worth $20.3 billion, representing one fifty-second of 1937 U.S. GDP

Stock exchanges originally came about from trading in agricultural and other commodities during the Middle Ages at what were called Euro-Fairs