Friday, January 13, 2012

Famous People Painting

Historical Painting with Wikipedia Links & Mouse Over Tagging

Chinese Artists Dai Dudu, Li Tiezi, and Zhang An, 2006, oil on canvas.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Awesome Answers In IAS Examination

Q. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
A. Concrete floors are very hard to crack! (UPSC Topper)

Q. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
A. No time at all it is already built. (UPSC 23rd Rank Opted for IFS)

Q. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in the other hand, what would you have?
A. Very large hands. (Good one) (UPSC 11 Rank Opted for IPS)

Q. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
A. you will never find an elephant with one hand. (UPSC Rank 14 Opted for IES)

Q. How can a man go eight days without sleep?
A. No Probs, He sleeps at night. (UPSC IAS Rank 98)

Q. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
A. It will Wet or Sink as simple as that. (UPSC IAS Rank 2)

Q. What looks like half apple ?
A: The other half. (UPSC - IAS Topper )

Q. What can you never eat for breakfast?
A: Dinner.

Q. Bay of Bengal is in which state?
A: Liquid (UPSC 33 Rank)

Interviewer said "I shall either ask you ten easy questions or one really difficult question. Think well before you make up your mind!" The boy thought for a while and said, "my choice is one really difficult question." "Well, good luck to you, you have made your own choice! Now tell me this.
"What comes first, Day or Night?"
The boy was jolted into reality as his admission depends on the correctness of his answer, but he thought for a while and said, "It's the DAY sir!"
"How" the interviewer asked.
"Sorry sir, you promised me that you will not ask me a SECOND difficult question!"
He was selected for IIM!

Question: What is courage? (50 Marks)
Answer (After 7 blank pages, at the end of the last page…): This is courage.

How To Fail A Test With Dignity

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Millau Viaduct

Would you feel a little nervous about driving across this bridge?

There's something just not right
about driving above the clouds.

The Millau Viaduct is part of the new E11 Expressway connecting Paris and Barcelona and features the highest bridge piers ever constructed.

The tallest  is 240 metres (787 feet) high  and the  overall height is an impressive 336 metres (1102 feet), making this
the highest bridge in the world. It's taller than the Eiffel Tower. 
Interestingly, the Millau Viaduct is not straight.  

It's because a straight road could induce a floating sensation as you drive across it. So, a slight curve remedies that feeling. The curve is 20km in range. Moreover, the road has a light incline of 3% to improve the visibility and reassure the driver. 

An amazing engineering feat!  

The bridge during construction.