Monday, December 28, 2009

The Governor's bodyguards!

A day after resigning as Andhra Pradesh governor in the wake of a sex scandal he was allegedly involved in, N D Tiwari quietly left Hyderabad on Sunday......The 86-year-old leader had resigned Saturday citing health reasons. The resignation came a day after a Telugu television channel showed pictures of a man purported to be Tiwari in a compromising position with three women. [Link]

The Governor ND Tiwari was over eighty

Allegedly had a weakness for girls pretty

Oh! More trouble is brewing

And Press is now showing

His bodyguards were girls of twenty!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Sound of Earworm

Earworms are those songs that get lodged in your cranium, playing over and over and over. There's been surprisingly little published research on the phenomenon, although that hasn't stopped popular science writers like Oliver Sacks from speculating about it. There's an 'expert' in the form of Professor James Kellaris at the University of Cincinnati, but his investigations all appear to be unpublished. That hasn't stopped Kellaris' university from hosting a website devoted to earworms. And there's also an online earworm exhibition at San Francisco's Exploratorium. [Link]

A scientist James Kellaris invented a term

My humming song he called an 'Earworm'

Imagine someone who hums

A song when earworm squirms!

Zoologist are you, James? Let's confirm!


Friday, December 18, 2009

Faster methods

Demands for smaller states across the country. Leaders adopt "fasts unto death". (LINK)

Bundelkhand, Harit Pradesh and Purvanchal from Uttar Pradesh

A state each for Garos and Khasis from Meghalaya
Gorkhaland from West Bengal
Bodoland from Assam
Coorg in Karnataka
Vidarbha in Maharashtra
Saurashtra in Gujarat
Mithilanchal in Bihar
Mahakosala in Orissa
Ladakh & Jammu in J&K

Want your own kingdom ? Just undertake a fast,
The threats have always worked in the past,
Have guys run helter skelter,
Aided by maybe a stone pelter,
Burn some buses and maybe have a blast....

Leaders in ICCUs, oxygen at the nose,
Thinking what a great victory over all the foes,
With Z seciurity cover,
And the Doctors hover,
They sleep as outside others come to blows...

Yet what of the farmer, troubled by the rain,
Sometimes none, and then a flood yet again,
Its another interminable wait,
Nothing achieved by a new state,
The ordinary man just carries on with the pain.....

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cathedral statues replace shoes as weapons

Italian Premier hit by a statue of the Milan Cathedral . Now in hospital with a broken nose, broken teeth and cut lips. LINK

First the fashion was throwing shoes,
Then the definition turned a bit loose,
Now statues are the latest,
For impact they're the greatest,
From where to hurl, you can always choose

A cathedral statue is real dense,
As a weapon it makes good sense,
The Italin PM sure has foes,
They threw and broke his nose,
Captured nicely on a telephoto lense....

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Dirty Truth About Health

It's said that cleanliness is next to godliness -- but super-clean parenting can put kids at risk of developing heart disease, a new study has revealed. Researchers have carried out the study and found that assiduous attention to cleanliness depresses a developing immune system, which can lead to cardiovascular problems in kids later in life. [Link]

There was a beauty from Adelaid

Who never saw her Doctor, she said

"You're healthy and pretty

'Cause you are so dirty"

Says the research of Thomas McDade!