Saturday, October 31, 2009


         Strawberries grow close to the ground and spread by sending out runners. Berries are borne in clusters underneath the leaves.The strawberry flower is about an inch in diameter with five white petals and a yellow center.the strawberry also provides iron and other minerals. It is eaten fresh as a dessert fruit, used as a pastry or pie filling, and may be preserved in many ways.

           There are 600 strawberry varieties found today stem from five or six original wild species and are a member of the rose family. Sample different varieties at your local farmers market. You will be surprised how different they are in shape, color and taste.their types are as follows,

  •  Oso Grande – University of California (UC) cultivar; high yields in March and April; large average size; fruit color and flavor tend to be variable; fruit are usually conic to wedge shaped with a distinctively rounded tip.

  •   Selva – UC cultivar; can produce ripe fruit within 30 days of planting; fruit is firm, but generally has a dry, bland flavor; fruit shape varies from medium conic to flat and wedgy. Fruit skin color is a deep red.

  • Camarosa – UC cultivar; fruit are very firm and large, with uniform deep red color and high acidity, but they tend to vary in sweetness and flavor intensity. Fruit shape: long wedge.

  • Rosa Linda – A new UF cultivar; produces many medium-sized, conically shaped berries; mature fruit frequently have white tips early in the season, but otherwise ripening is uniform; external fruit color is bright red with a deeper red blush around the achenes (seeds); internal fruit color is mostly bright red, which makes fresh slices of this fruit very attractive; fruit are slightly firmer than the fruit of Sweet Charlie; fruit flavor is full-bodied and aromatic.

  • Carlsbad - Relatively high February yield, compared to other University of California cultivars. Produces firm, deep red fruit. Fruit is low in flavor and sweetness and is prone to rain damage.

  • Gaviota - New cultivar from the University of California. Less vigorous than 'Camarosa'. Produces large fruit which can become seedy in hot weather.

  • Diamante - New cultivar from the University of California. Day neutral fruiting type, like 'Selva'. More resistant to powdery mildew and spider mites than 'Selva'. Produces large fruit and has an open canopy.

  • Aromas - New cultivar from the University of California. Day neutral fruiting type, like 'Selva'. More resistant to powdery mildew and spider mites than 'Selva'. Produces large fruit on an erect, vigorous plant. May have pollination problems early in the season.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

About "Free Christmas Music"

Hi friends, I hope you all are doing well and I would like to share about the festive eves, one of which is Christmas. Christmas is celebrated by millions of people all over the world. During the Christmas season, it will be more delightful and eventual like games, parties and gifts. Music makes the complete sense of Christmas parties and other. Today I was browsing and found an interesting website about Christmas Music like Northern Light Orchestra(NLO), suddenly I came across the site This NLO especially dedicated for the people who look for Free Christmas Music. NLO is a new music band orchestra group website where you can listen and download music’s. I'm tempted to listen NLO’s music often that was simply rocking. I hope you all will enjoy NLO music a lot friends. NLO is not only highlights majestic qualities but also enlights the ethnic values and evergreen rocking music’s. Their music gives us a whiff of traditionality and a touch of modernity. I downloaded some music’s from the website, the quality is really good. For more information please visit the above link to enjoy the NLO music. Here also watch live performance and to get Free Christmas Music Downloads through their web site.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

how are diamonds formed?

               Hello frnds,hey i hope all of u like diamonds let me say some information about diamonds.Diamonds are formed between 120-200 kms or 75-120 miles below the earth's surface.The scientific reasons says thay,the carbon that makes diamonds, comes from the melting of pre-existing rocks in the Earth's upper mantle.the temperature varies in the upper mantle.
Hey are you guys with me?theres lot of information is there for you.The carbon atoms to go deeper where it melts and finally becomes new rock, when the temperature reduces. If other conditions like pressure and chemistry is right then the carbon atoms in the melting crustal rock bond to build diamond crystals.If the temperature rises or the pressure drops then the diamond crystals may melt partially or totally dissolve. Even if they do form, it takes thousands of years for those diamonds to come anywhere near the surface.
       Diamond deposits are called Kimberlite Pipes or Blue Ground. These are also called Primary Mines. On the other hand, diamonds are also found at river beds. These are Alluvial Deposits. Diamond prices work on the basis of these 4 C's and they are all interdependent. 
                    The color of a diamond is determined by examining it face up and then face down. Now the color classification. According to G.I.A. standards, diamonds are classified from D to Z. D being colorless and Z, the most yellow or brown. Anything afterZ is considered to be Fancy Colored in yellow or brown colors.

let me tell you how diamonds are being classified as types,

i hope you all like this post my dear frnds.i feel great to share this valuable infromation to you all.

Monday, October 12, 2009


        hi frnds,let me share some interesting stuffs with u all.i like to know alot about the nature and history of the world.Now,i found a topic about the tornadoes,one of the most worst natural disaster in the world.Let me tell u wht i know, Tornadoes is one of the most violent storms and it is spawned from powerful thunderstorms.A tornado is funnel-shaped clouds and with rotating winds extends to the ground that can reach 300 milies per hour.It causes fatilities and demoilitions our neighbourhood within few seconds.Damages pathscan be in excess of one mile wide and one mile long.
      Some tornadoes are clearly visible, while rain or nearby low-hanging clouds obscure others.Occasionally, tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible.Before a tornado hits, the wind may die down and the air may become very still.A cloud of debris can mark the location of a tornado even if a funnel is not visible.Tornadoes generally occur near the trailing edge of a thunderstorm. It is not uncommon to see clear, sunlit skies behind a tornado.

The following are facts about tornadoes:

  • They may strike quickly, with little or no warning.
  • They may appear nearly transparent until dust and debris are picked up or a cloud forms in the funnel.
  • The average tornado moves Southwest to Northeast, but tornadoes have been known to move in any direction.
  • The average forward speed of a tornado is 30 MPH, but may vary from stationary to 70 MPH.
  • Tornadoes can accompany tropical storms and hurricanes as they move onto land.
  • Waterspouts are tornadoes that form over water.
  • Tornadoes are most frequently reported east of the Rocky Mountains during spring and summer months.
  • Peak tornado season in the southern states is March through May; in the northern states, it is late spring through early summer.
  • Tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m., but can occur at any time.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


                   A mermaid is a mythological aquatic creature with a human head and torso and the tail of an aquatic animal such as a fish. The word is a compound of mere, the Old English word for "sea," and maid, a woman. The male equivalent is a merman, however the term mermaid is sometimes used for males. Various cultures throughout the world have similar figures, typically depicted without clothing.

       Much like sirens, mermaids would sometimes sing to people and gods and enchant them, distracting them from their work and causing them to walk off the deck or run their ships aground. Other stories have them squeezing the life out of drowning men while attempting to rescue them. They are also said to take humans down to their underwater kingdoms.
       The first known mermaid stories appeared in Assyria, ca. 1000 BC. Atargatis, the mother of Assyrian queen Semiramis, was a goddess who loved a mortal shepherd and in the process killed him. Ashamed, she jumped into a lake to take the form of a fish, but the waters would not conceal her divine beauty. Thereafter, she took the form of a mermaid — human above the waist, fish below — though the earliest representations of Atargatis showed her as being a fish with a human head and legs, similar to the Babylonian Ea. The Greeks recognized Atargatis under the name Derketo. Prior to 546 BC, the Milesian philosopher Anaximander proposed that mankind had sprung from an aquatic species of animal. He thought that humans, with their extended infancy, could not have survived early on. This idea reappeared as the aquatic ape hypothesis in the twentieth century.
        Mermaids are said to be known for their vanity, but also for their innocence. They often fall in love with human men, and are willing to go to great extents to prove their love with humans (see mermaid problem). Unfortunately, especially with younger mermaids, they tend to forget humans cannot breathe underwater. Their male counterparts, mermen, are rarely interested in human issues, but in the Finnish mythology merpeople are able to grant wishes, heal sickness, lift curses, brew magic potions and sometimes can carry a trident. Mermaids share some of the same characteristics.

Friday, October 9, 2009

"Ancient Mayans destroyed themselves by deforesting their landscape"


     In a new research, NASA funded scientists have determined that the ancient Mayans were themselves responsible for the demise of their civilization, by deforesting and destroying their landscape in efforts to eke out a living in hard times.For 1200 years, the Maya dominated Central America. At their peak around 900 A.D., Maya cities teemed with more than 2,000 people per square mile.
       Even in rural areas, the Maya numbered 200 to 400 people per square mile.But suddenly, all was quiet.The profound silence testified to one of the greatest demographic disasters in human prehistory - the demise of the once vibrant Maya society.As to what may have happened, some NASA-funded researchers think they have a pretty good idea.
"They did it to themselves," said veteran archeologist Tom Sever.
"The Maya are often depicted as people who lived in complete harmony with their environment," said PhD student Robert Griffin.
       "But like many other cultures before and after them, they ended up deforesting and destroying their landscape in efforts to eke out a living in hard times," he added.A major drought occurred about the time the Maya began to disappear.At the time of their collapse, the Maya had cut down most of the trees across large swaths of the land to clear fields for growing corn to feed their burgeoning population.They also cut trees for firewood and for making building materials."They had to burn 20 trees to heat the limestone for making just 1 square meter of the lime plaster they used to build their tremendous temples, reservoirs, and monuments," explained Sever.He and his team used computer simulations to reconstruct how the deforestation could have played a role in worsening the drought.
        They isolated the effects of deforestation using a pair of proven computer climate models: the PSU/NCAR mesoscale atmospheric circulation model, known as MM5, and the Community Climate System Model, or CCSM."We modeled the worst and best case scenarios: 100 percent deforestation in the Maya area and no deforestation," said Sever."The results were eye opening. Loss of all the trees caused a 3-5 degree rise in temperature and a 20-30 percent decrease in rainfall," he added."The Maya stripped large areas of their landscape bare by over-farming," said Griffin."Not only did drought make it difficult to grow enough food, it also would have been harder for the Maya to store enough water to survive the dry season," he added.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


           History of Halloween, like any other festival's history is inspired through traditions that have transpired through ages from one generation to another. We follow them mostly as did our dads and grandpas.
And as this process goes on, much of their originality get distorted with newer additions and alterations.
It happens so gradually, spanning over so many ages, that we hardly come to know about these distortions.
At one point of time it leaves us puzzled, with its multicolored faces.
Digging into its history helps sieve out the facts from the fantasies which caught us unaware.
Yet, doubts still lurk deep in our soul, especially when the reality differs from what has taken a deep seated root into our beliefs. The history of Halloween Day, as culled from the net, is being depicted here in this light.
             This is to help out those who are interested in washing off the superficial hues to reach the core and know things as they truly are.'Trick or treat' may be an innocent fun to relish on the Halloween Day.
But just think about a bunch of frightening fantasies and the scary stories featuring ghosts,
witches, monsters, evils, elves and animal sacrifices associated with it. They are no more innocent. Are these stories a myth or there is a blend of some reality? Come and plunge into the halloween history to unfurl yourself the age-old veil of mysticism draped around it.
               Behind the name... Halloween, or the Hallow E'en as they call it in Ireland ,means All Hallows Eve, or the night before the 'All Hallows', also called 'All Hallowmas', or 'All Saints', or 'All Souls' Day,
observed on November 1. In old English the word 'Hallow' meant 'sanctify'.Roman Catholics, Episcopalians and Lutherians used to observe All Hallows Day to honor all Saints in heaven, known or unknown.They used to consider it with all solemnity as one of the most significant observances of the Church year. And Catholics, all and sundry, was obliged to attend Mass.
                     The Romans observed the holiday of Feralia, intended to give rest and peace to the departed.Participants made sacrifices in honor of the dead, offered up prayers for them, and made oblations to them. The festival was celebrated on February 21, the end of the Roman year. In the 7th century, Pope Boniface IV introduced All Saints' Day to replace the pagan festival of the dead.
It was observed on May 13. Later, Gregory III changed the date to November 1.
The Greek Orthodox Church observes it on the first Sunday after Pentecost. Despite this connection with the Roman Church, the American version of Halloween Day celebration owes its origin to the ancient (pre-Christian) Druidic fire festival called "Samhain", celebrated by the Celts in Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Samhain is pronounced "sow-in", with "sow" rhyming with cow.
             In Ireland the festival was known as Samhein, or La Samon, the Feast of the Sun.In Scotland, the celebration was known as Hallowe'en. In Welsh it's Nos Galen-gaeof (that is, the Night of the Winter Calends. According to the Irish English dictionary published by the Irish Texts Society:
"Samhain, All Hallowtide, the feast of the dead in Pagan and Christian times, signalizing the close of harvest and the initiation of the winter season, lasting till May, during which troops (esp. the Fiann) were quartered.
Faeries were imagined as particularly active at this season. From it the half year is reckoned,also called Feile Moingfinne (Snow Goddess).
            The Scottish Gaelis Dictionary defines it as "Hallowtide. The Feast of All Soula. Sam + Fuin = end of summer." Contrary to the information published by many organizations, there is no archaeological or literary evidence to indicate that Samhain was a deity.
             The Celtic Gods of the dead were Gwynn ap Nudd for the British, and Arawn for the Welsh.
             The Irish did not have a "lord of death" as such. Thus most of the customs connected with the Day are remnants of the ancient religious beliefs and rituals, first of the Druids and then transcended amongst the Roman Christians who conquered them.

Monday, October 5, 2009


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Friday, October 2, 2009


Signs and symptoms of breast cancer may include:
  • A breast lump or thickening that feels different from the surrounding tissue
  • Bloody discharge from the nipple
  • Change in the size or shape of a breast
  • Changes to the skin over the breast, such as dimpling
  • Inverted nipple
  • Peeling or flaking of the nipple skin
  • Redness or pitting of the skin over your breast, like the skin of an orange
  • When to see a doctor
  • If you find a lump or other change in your breast — even if a recent mammogram was normal — make an appointment with your doctor.
It's not clear what causes breast cancer. Doctors know that breast cancer occurs when some breast cells begin growing abnormally. These cells divide more rapidly than healthy cells do. The accumulating cells form a tumor that may spread (metastasize) through your breast, to your lymph nodes or to other parts of your body.

Breast cancer most often begins with cells in the milk-producing ducts. Doctors call this type of breast cancer invasive ductal carcinoma. Breast cancer may also begin in the lobules (invasive lobular carcinoma) or cells within the breast.
Doctors estimate that 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers are linked to gene mutation passed through generations of a family. A number of inherited defective genes that can increase the likelihood of breast cancer have been identified. The most common are breast cancer gene 1 (BRCA1) and breast cancer gene 2 (BRCA2), both of which increase the risk of both breast and ovarian cancer.