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One family couple came to visit their friends at the other end of the country.

Their friends took them to the races. Fascinated by overlooking the horses raced around the racecourse, the husband and wife were playing sweepstakes all the evening, while only two dollars have left in their pocket.


20 of the World’s Fascinating Micro nations!

A micro nation is any entity or state that claims its independence and sovereignty, but, which is usually not recognized by other world governments or international organizations. In order for a country to be legitimately recognized, it must fit certain criteria of the United Nations, such as having its own territory and being acknowledged by other states.

These 20 micro nations did not make the country cut, but, the stories behind their founding are fascinating!

Amazing Bottle Tree Brachychiton Rupestris

The Queensland Bottle Tree  Brachychiton Rupestris originally classified in the family Sterculiaceae, which is now within Malvaceae, is native of Queensland, Australia. Its grossly swollen trunk gives it a remarkable appearance and gives rise to the name. As a succulent, drought-deciduous tree, it is tolerant of a range of various soils, and temperatures.

It can grow to 18-20 meters (59-65 feet) in height and its trunk has the unique shape of a bottle. Its swollen trunk is primarily used for water storage. On every tree the leaves are variable from narrow and elliptic to deeply divided. Clusters of yellowy bell shaped flowers are hidden within the foliage, and are followed by woody boat-shaped fruits.

The Honey Hunters Of Nepal

Honey hunting is one of the many activities that form part of the ancient culture of numerous civilizations. Scientists have estimated through rock painting documentation that honey hunting was practiced as far back as 13 000 BC. In Nepal, honey hunting has been practiced for thousands of years and is a vital part of the Nepali culture.


Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable
deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We know we take
responsibility for all we have done and do not blame others.

HOWEVER, upon reflection, we would like to point out that it was NOT the
senior citizens who took

The melody out of music,

The pride out of appearance,


Check Your Fingernails



On my recent trip to India, two of the specialist doctors I consulted for Gout at SHALBY, Amdavad first and foremost checked my fingernails and with the formation of slight ridges on my finger nails indicated my lack of Iron (which was proved with positive with the blood test) and of course early stages of Arthritis…..


The soldier stood and faced God,
which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.