Thursday, July 30, 2015

How Not To Open Hapiness

"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions"- Dalai Lama XIV


So, If you think you can #OpenHappiness by opening a bottle of Coke and sipping like Alia Bhatt then my dear friend this news can come as a shocker to you.

According to Wikipedia, the Ingredients of Coca-Cola includes:

  • Carbonated water
  • Sugar (sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) depending on country of origin)
  • Caffeine
  • Phosphoric acid
  • Caramel color (E150d)
  • Natural flavorings[53]

    A typical can of Coca-Cola (12 fl ounces/355 ml) contains 38 grams of sugar (usually in the form of HFCS),[54] 50 mg of sodium, 0 grams fat, 0 grams potassium, and 140 calories.[55] On May 5, 2014, Coca-Cola said it is working to remove a controversial ingredient,brominated vegetable oil, from all of its drinks.[56]

    But nobody till date knew what happens to you after you sip a whole can of coke.
    Here's what happens exactly:
    So what exactly happens when you drink it?

    In the first 10 minutes of Coke consumption:

    Huge amount of sugar hits your system. The phosphoric acid cuts the flavour so you don't puke it all out.

  • In 20 minutes of the consumption:
    Your blood sugar spikes due to the high level of sugar. It makes your liver turn it into fat.

    In 40 minutes of Coke consumption:
    Caffeine gets completely absorbed in your system. Your pupils dilate and blood pressure rises. There is high sugar stream in your blood which makes the adenosine receptors in your brain to prevent drowsiness.

    In 45 minutes of Coke consumption:Your body's dopamine production boosts and stimulates the pleasure centres of your brain. This is the same way your body reacts to heroin.

    In 60 minutes of Coke consumption:The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine which provides a boost to your metabolism.

    After 60 minutes of Coke consumption:The caffeine’s diuretic properties make you want to pee and you evacuate necessary nutrients of your body, like bonded calcium, magnesium, zinc, sodium, electrolyte and water. The nutrients which leave your body could have been used to keep you hydrated and your bones stronger .

    So, Do You think a Can of Coke will follow the same fate as of Meri Maggi in India?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Are You Siri-ous :D

Siri /ˈsɪri/ is a part of Apple Inc.'s iOS which works as an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator. The feature uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of Web services such as Wolfram Alpha. The software, both in its original version and as an iOS feature, adapts to the user's individual language usage and individual searches (preferences) with continuing use, and returns results that are individualized. In short it is your iPhone's personal call center.                                        Siri iOS 7.png

But more often than not, people have asked it weird questions to which Siri's comebacks were nothing short of Epic.

Here are few of them:

1. . Do you believe in God?

2. Do you know Steve Jobs?

3. Where to buy drugs?

4. When will pigs fly?

5.  I love you, Siri! 

6. Hey, Siri! How do you feel about that iOS 8?


7. Mira Mira on the wall who's the fairest of them all ?

8. Do you have any pets ?             


9. Can you murder someone for me ?

10. Call me an ambulance


What are you wearing, Siri?

Source: Quora/Wikipedia

Monday, July 20, 2015

What are some psychological tricks and hacks?

The following hacks will take your threshold of pain to another level:

1. Take a crocodile pin and do this

Next grab a pair of binoculars and see the mark

Stopped hurting,right? It can also be done with a glass.

It works because your brain thinks that your hand is detached as the image is formed far away. Thus the blood flow to the part stays the same and your brain is tricked.

2. This is one of the best hacks because it deals with

Next time you get an injection,cough at the same time the injection is administered.

This happens because different sensations take different time to reach the brain.

Yellow is cough
Red is syringe
The brain gets involved in the cough and does not feel the pain of the syringe.

3. When you wish to get rid of anxiety, hypertension, elevated heartbeat do this

Plunge your head into ice cold water for 20 secs and voila you are relaxed.
This has to do with vargus nerve in mammals, causing  a reflex action on plunging it in cold water which helps use the oxygen you have ,in a more efficient way. The colder the water the lesser it takes for your heart to get relaxed.

4. Obscenities help you. Next time you are in a painful situation vent away your anger and frustration with obscenities it will help you tolerate more pain as was with these people who were tested in ice cold water and stayed longer when they spoke their mind freely for the experimenters who had put them there.
%#^&*$@   your way through pain.

5. This is last but not the least.

next time you have brain freeze stick your tongue to the roof of your mouth it will bring it down quickly.

This provides warmth to your brain and turns down the effect of brain freeze.

P.S. This answer is a total ripoff of the amazing NatGeo TV pain and gain episode of the series  You Can't lick your Elbow
. It's awesome; watch it, to learn more tricks and hacks. 

Source: Quora

Monday, July 13, 2015

Inspirational Monday!

Monday is here, and the blues are not far away. Why not read something inspirational to kickstart the week! Here's one from the life of a great leader.


On his first day in office as President, when Abraham Lincoln entered to give his inaugural address, one man stood up. He was a rich Aristocrat. He said, “Mr. Lincoln, you should not forget that your father used to make shoes for my family.” And the whole
 Senate laughed; they thought they had made a fool of Lincoln.
But certain people are made of a totally different mettle. Lincoln looked at the man directly in the eye and said, “Sir, I know that my father used to make shoes for your family, and there will be many others here. Because he made shoes the way nobody else can, he was a creator. His shoes were not just shoes; he poured his whole soul into them. I want to ask you, have you any complaint? Because I know how to make shoes myself. If you have any complaint I can make you another pair of shoes. But as far as I know, nobody has ever complained about my father’s shoes. He was a genius, a great creator and I am proud of my father”.
The whole Senate was struck dumb. They could not understand what kind of man Abraham Lincoln was. He was proud because his father did his job so well that not even a single complaint had ever been heard.
No one can hurt you without your consent.”
“It is not what happens to us that hurts us. It is our response that hurts us.
Be excellent at your work no matter what work you do, Happiness is always yours."Pic Source: FineArtsAmerica