Monday, 16 May 2016

Astronauts Send Video Wishing The Human Race - from International Space Station

As people on Earth welcomed 2014, astronauts aboard the International Space Station joined in the celebrations by ushering the New Year in with a special video message. 

The video which was introduced and recorded by four astronauts wished New Yorkers as well as the world a very Happy New Year. It was broadcasted on the Toshiba Vision screen located in Times Square where people were celebrating the beginning of a New Year in a big way. 

Introduced by the astronaut Mike Massimino, three other NASA astronauts namely Rick Mastracchio, Mike Hopkins and the Koichi Wakata also wished their fellow Earthlings the very best for the New Year before floating out of view and into space.
These three, are members of the Expedition 38 crew, which also includes three Russian cosmonauts as well.

Karen Nyberg, who had just returned from a mission also wished the world, and especially New Yorkers, said that the earth is a beautiful and fragile place when seen from 260 miles above. She also mentioned that their time spent in living and working at the space station was for two purposes: learning more about Planet Earth while also working towards sending humans much further into the solar system that space explorers have gone before.

But that wasn’t the last time that the astronauts remembered us as in 2014. There were videos released in the following years: 2015 and 2016 as well.

On December 30, 2014, an interview was conducted with the crew members of Expedition 42 namely Commander Barry Wilmore and Flight Commander Samantha Cristoferetti. In sharing their plans for the New Year, they revealed a fruit juice toast was in order apart from making a few New Year resolutions too.

It must also be said that the crew carried out operations while the world was preparing to usher in a New Year. Most of these include experiments that range from human life sciences to observations on Earth and physics. Apart from this, they also perform routine maintenance on station systems as well. In addition to the interview, they also sent a gallery of six images titled “Our Beautiful Earth”.
As for 2016, it was the turn of the six-member crew of Expedition 46 who were led by Station Commander Scott Kelly to wish the people back home a Happy New Year while showcasing some images that they managed to take of our beautiful planet in space.

NASA Flight Engineer Tim Kopra and Flight Engineer Tim Peake from the European Space Agency also wished their fellow humans a very Happy New Year. However, the latter had something special in store since he enjoys the distinction of being the first Briton to be fully employed by a space station.

He greeted his fellow Britons by welcoming them warmly while also explaining that the station works on Greenwich Mean Time and which means that they would be welcoming the New Year at the same time as everyone else in the United Kingdom. After this, he wished everyone a fun New Year’s Eve as well as a happy, healthy 2016 too.

Right after this, he went on to perform a backflip and finished it with a flourish after which fireworks went off. It was a fitting end indeed to the message sent by ISS astronauts for the year 2016.

The 2016 New Year's Eve - Ball Drop in Tumblr GIFs

You cannot afford to miss out on the lively annual event of welcoming the New Year. These annual festivities have gone through exciting transformations. To date, no other festivity comes close to the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in terms of popularity and fun. Granted, you might not have the opportunity to be physically present and participate in this spectacular event on site. In any case the venue is usually packed with thousands of merry makers eager to welcome the New Year in the best style they know; the ball drop experience.

With all the eyes focused on the Times Square for the New Year’s ball, technology has not been left behind in these celebrations. Modern day state-of-the-art technology presents you with this grand opportunity to share in this ecstatic experience. It gives you this unique chance to Experience the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Tumblr GIFs. So you don’t have to whine about the location of the event being too far or being congested with merry makers. Thanks to the microblogging concept you can actually be part of the fun. Tumblr GIFs assures you of that; it gives you a novel way of ringing in the New Year in style. 

This year Tumblr is partnering with the renowned Times Square Alliance to stream live to ardent spectators the whole night’s glamour, spectacle and glitz. To ensure the viewers get top quality streaming, Tumblr has gone out of its way and identified three top notch GIF makers from within their community of bloggers. These three will create and upload the much cherished animated images as the events take place, call it real time if you so prefer.

These GIFs will then feature on quite akin to what happened during he Presidential debates when this site used memes to make an invaluable contribution to the conversation. All GIFs generated will be uploaded to from where Tumblr uses will be able to reblog and share their ultimate favorite moments in the form of GIF to an audience numbering to millions.
This year’s event presents yet another opportunity to Livestream to broadcast the much anticipated Times Square Party, definitely one of the largest and most popular New Year’s festivals in on the globe.

This is why you should grab the chance this year to prepare to ring with liveliness and plenty of looped images and be an active participant in the celebrations. Though you can also follow this grand event on social media, Tumblr GIFs offer you an experience like no other. Revelers round the planet are assured of experiencing the Times Square New Year Eve Celebration through a six hour live and absolutely commercial-free webcast of this spectacular event. Expect additional features such as: interviews with revelers who made it to Times Square to experience this great celebration, live chats with viewers across the globe and behind-the-scenes interactions and interviews with the producers of this spectacular celebration.

Irrespective of geographical location, the worldwide audience will have the ability to conveniently watch, participate and chat in the live events at Times Square New Year’s Eve festivities.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

10 Places You Can’t Visit for this New Year Even If You Are Millionaire

1. Area 51

Area 51 is a United States Air Force facility in Southern Nevada. The primary purpose of the base is unknown. According to some reports its used for development and testing of aircraft and weapons. According to some conspiracy theories it held UFOs or maybe even actual aliens.

2. RAF Menwith Hill

RAF Menwith Hill is a Royal Air Force base in England. It provides intelligence services to the United Kingdom and the United States of America.


3. Room 39

Room 39 is based on North Korea and is a secret North Korean government organization believed to be involved in counterfeiting, productions of drugs and international insurance frauds.

4. Snake Island (Ilha da Queimada Grande)

Snake is a 43-hectare island off the coast of the Brazil. The Island houses 1 snake every square metre.

5. Vatican Secret Archives

The Vatican Secret Archives is located in Vatican City.The Vatican Secret Archives contain 84 km of shelving.

6. North Sentinel Island

North Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman Islands. A group of people called Sentinelese live on the North Sentinel Island. Their population is between 50 and 400 individuals and are among the last people to remain virtually untouched by the modern world.

7. Metro-2

Metro-2 in Moscow, Russia is believed to be secret underground metro system for top government officials and the Russian secret service.

8. Mezhgorye Town

Mezhgorye is closed to town in Russia and is been permanently closed by the Russian Government.

9. Mount Weather

The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center in Virginia.

10. Surtsey Island

Surtsey is a volcanic island located in the southern coast of Iceland is arguably the world’s most untouched natural habitat.

25 Weird New Year’s Traditions From Around The World

One of the greatest things about living on planet earth is the fact that so much diversity exists. We are a world full of various cultures and customs that are each unique and quirky in their own way. We have different fashion trends, forms of entertainment, foods, and anything else you can think of that goes into creating a culture. We even have different holidays. And although it's rare for one holiday to be celebrated by everyone, it seems bringing in a new year is universally significant. Living in America, most of us only know one tradition: counting down to midnight and kissing the lucky person next to you. Well just like us, people around the world also have their own special New Year's traditions.
1. Belarus

On New Year’s in Belarus, single women place piles of corn on the ground in front of them, and then a rooster is set loose. The first woman whose pile of corn the rooster approaches will be the next to get married.

2. Brazil

In Brazil, partiers wear white on New Year’s to scare away bad spirits. Brazilians also jump over seven waves — one for each day of the week — while making seven New Year’s wishes. Those who aren’t near the beach jump three times on their right foot. Brazilians also offer a tribute of flowers to Iemanja, the goddess of water.

3. Bolivia

In Bolivia, people will cook a coin into a cake. The person who finds the coin while eating the cake gets good luck in the next year.

4. Chile

Chileans looking to make a lot of money over the next year will eat a spoonful of lentils on New Year’s Eve. In the Chilean city of Talca, locals will spend the night in the cemetery with their dead relatives.

5. Colombia

Want to spend the next year traveling? Do as the Colombians do: walk around the block once with your empty suitcase.

6. Denmark

Danes throw dishes at the front doors of their close friends. It’s considered lucky to have a lot of broken dishes at the foot of your door at the end of the night, as it’s a sign of a lot of friends.

7. Ecuador

In many South American countries (also Bolivia, Venezuela, and Brazil) you’re supposed to wear colorful underwear on New Year’s Eve. Wear yellow undies if you want to make lots of money next year, and red undies if you want to fall in love.

8. El Salvador

An hour before midnight, Salvadorans crack open an egg into a glass of water. They let it sit as the year changes, and then the next morning, they’ll try and interpret the shape of the egg, and what it might foretell in the New Year.

9. Estonia

Traditionally, Estonians try to eat seven times on New Year’s Day, to ensure strength and plenty of food in the New Year.

10. Finland

Similar to El Salvador’s egg tradition, Finns throw molten tin into a glass of water, and then try to interpret the shape of the tin as an omen for what will happen in the New Year.

11. Germany

Germans watch the British comedy sketch Dinner For One every New Year’s. The sketch is so popular that its catchphrase, “Same procedure as every year,” has now entered the German lexicon.

12. Ireland

Single women in Ireland sleep with a mistletoe under their pillow on New Year’s in the hopes of finding a husband in the next year.

13. Italy

In Rome, divers jump from the Cavour Bridge into the Tiber River. The tradition started back in 1946.

14. Japan

In Japan, people dress up as the zodiac animal of the upcoming year (2015 is the Year of the Sheep), and attend a temple where the bell is rung 108 times — a lucky number.

15. Panama

Panamanians like to burn effigies on New Year’s of anyone famous. The idea is that the effigies — called muñecos — are representative of the old year, and you are burning them to move on.

16. Peru

Residents of Chumbivilcas Province in Peru celebrate the festival of Takanakuy. The festival — which happens on December 25 — involves dancing and, most notably, fighting. People will get into fistfights to settle old beefs so that the slate is clean when the New Year rolls in.

17. Philippines

In the Philippines, it’s considered lucky to eat round foods on New Year’s. This is because round shapes are supposed to represent coins — so eating a lot of round foods means you’ll make a lot of money in the New Year. Children in the Philippines will also jump up and down as the New Year rings in, in the hopes that it will make them taller in the coming year.

18. Romania

Romanians participate in a 2,000-year-old tradition where a young man dresses up in a bear costume and dances around to scare off bad spirits.

19. Scotland

Possibly the best (and least safe) celebration is Hogmanay, in which residents swing fireballs around their heads. The fire is said to bring sun and purification in the New Year. Scots also partake in “First-Footing,” where the first person to step over the threshold of a home brings good luck. Tall, dark men are the most lucky; red-haired and blonde men and women are less lucky. First-footers are also supposed to bring whisky and bread into the home.

20. Serbia

In Belgrade, it’s tradition for an Eastern Orthodox priest to throw a crucifix into the icy waters of the Danube. The first person to dive in and retrieve it will be blessed with a healthy year.

21. Siberia

In Siberia, divers cut a hole into the ice on Lake Baikal and dive to the bottom of the lake with a tree trunk to “plant a tree” at the bottom of the lake.

22. Spain

At midnight, Spaniards try to eat a single grape for each toll of the bell at midnight.

23. Thailand

In Thailand, for April’s Southeast Asian New Year, people throw buckets of water on each other, and smear each other with talc.

24. United States

The most universal tradition in the United States is have someone to kiss when the New Year rolls in at midnight. The tradition is very nice if you’re in a relationship, but can be super depressing if you’re not.

25. Vietnam

In Vietnam, “Little New Year” is celebrated on January 23 in honor of the Kitchen God. Because the Kitchen God is said to ride to heaven on a carp to report on each family on the day of the festival, families keep a bowl of carps set aside as they eat a meal and decorate the Kitchen God’s altar.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

15 Facts About Chinese New Year… #12 Is Reason Alone To Visit China.

Lunar New Year, also called Chinese New Year and Spring Festival, is just around the corner. Many of us know about the red envelopes, or “hong bao,” and have seen the stunning dragons made of bamboo, paper, and silk, but it is also to important to note that this holiday is celebrated in a variety of different ways. With candy boxes, dumplings, and a focus on family, there are many reasons to join in on the annual festivities if you haven’t already.

Below you’ll find a refresher of 15 facts about the Lunar New Year but keep in mind that some of your friends may have their own special beliefs and traditions. Perhaps you can start some of your own!

#1. The date is based on the Chinese lunar calendar and varies each year. This year, the holiday officially begins on Monday, February 8.

#2. Spring Festival is not just celebrated in China but by 2 billion people around the world in countries such as Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam (for reference, the Chinese population is about 1.357 billion). London holds their own big celebration as well.

#3. Nearly 4% of the world’s population travels during this time, with 200 million Mainland Chinese traveling long distances.

#4. Each year is named after an animal in a 12-year cycle. 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, the ninth sign of the zodiac, and people born in this year are believed to be curious, innovative, mischievous, and quick-witted. Some famous people born under this sign include Charles Dickens, Eleanor Roosevelt, Yao Ming and more recently, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and Selena Gomez. It is widely believed that those facing their zodiac year will experience more hardships and obstacles.lifebuzz-76b3269270a81d94801bc869d8d9136c-limit_2000[1]

#5. Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, is the longest public holiday. It officially lasts 3 days in China, but the festival spans for 15 days. Many employees have a week break and schools have one month off.lifebuzz-721b310343554ca8f5ee9908199c2589-limit_2000[1]

#6. Billions of red envelopes are exchanged (or gifted from older to younger generations) on this holiday as a way to share blessings. According to tradition, unmarried folks are not expected to gift red packets. As you know, each packet contains money and the amount depends on the giver’s income. Some believe the crisper the bill, the luckier it is. According to CNN, however, this gift giving tradition is starting to go digital.

#7. Candied lotus seeds and other treats are popular to give to families wishing to have children. Pictured here is a Chinese New Year candy box, or Tray of Togetherness.

#8. According to China Highlights, this day sees the world’s biggest annual use of fireworks. Fun Fact: Did you know that China produces about 90% of all the fireworks in the world? These spectacular displays are used to ward off evil spirits.lifebuzz-5634d09f6d1df3c2f84d5b8bfd5c73d1-limit_2000[1]

#9. Dumplings are viewed as a symbol of wealth.lifebuzz-3d32596d14e536b5cdb3d0fb6ed02497-limit_2000[1]

#10. Most Chinese lanterns are red, oval, and embellished with red or golden tassels, but there are many different varieties. They were originally made as a practical alternative to the open flame. Even though they are not needed today, they are still used for aesthetic purposes. The celebrations usually end with a Lantern Festival on the eve of day fifteen.lifebuzz-b9e5f1249059539cd11094a2a8dd547e-limit_2000[1]

#11. Fruits are common gifts during the Lunar New Year, harvest festival, and other special occasions. Fresh fruit in the New Year means life and a new beginning while sugared ones wish the recipient a sweet year. Gifting oranges and tangerines is a wish for good fortune because they sound like “gold” and “luck” in Mandarin.lifebuzz-32f79de2b565a34c74221860cb577823-limit_2000[1]

#12. Pork-filled sticky rices cakes known as Banh Chung (square) and Banh Tet (cylindrical) is popular for Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebrations.

#13. To greet someone Happy New Year, say “Xīnnián kuàilè! (新年快乐),” pronounced “sshin-nyen kwhy-luh.” The Vietnamese phrase is “Chúc mừng năm mới!”lifebuzz-79d14805ddb7920785cd160bb68ccb92-limit_2000[1]

#14. Dancers, artists, and members of the community prepare for live performances several months in advance. The pictured shown here is from the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival in 2014.lifebuzz-d15e7d9c9375fc003e2cd42cae985f83-limit_2000[1]

#15. Chinese New Year typically begins with a family gathering replete with fish dishes, which bring good luck, chicken dishes, and other special treats.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Happy Valentines Day 2016 Whatsapp Status SMS Messages Wishes

 Happy Valentines Day 2016 Status : Latest Valentines Day Wishes Messages and Greetings for your Lover,EX, BF,GF,Wife and Husband are given here.Send these Happy Valentines day whatsapp Status SMS and Messages to your loved ones and make them happy and win your love.

Happy Valentines Day 2016 Whatsapp Status SMS Messages Wishes :

Valentines day is celebrated every year on 14th of February.Valentines day is celebrated around the world in many countries.On this day you can see people exchanging cards with their loved ones to express their love towards each other.Below we have collected few valentines day cards check them out.

Happy Valentines Day 2016 Whatsapp Status SMS Messages Wishes :

When I see my phone light up, I always hope that it's a text message from you

I forgot your name. Can I call you mine? And, in case you forget my name too, call me yours!

Love doesn't need to be equal or be fair, it only needs to be real

Its hard to forget the past with someone you want a future with..

I’m not addicted to texting, I’m addicted to the person I’m texting

 Every once in a while, someone comes into your life and you will wonder how you ever lived life without him. That’s love.

February  7: Rose Day - Rs.25(Red Rose)
February  8: Propose Day -Rs.200(Card + Ice Cream)
February  9: Chocolate Day -Rs.400(Cant Give A Low Price Chocolate)
February 10: Teddy Day - Rs.900(That S The Lowest Price)
February  11: Promise Day - Rs.180(Again,few Food Expenses )
February 12: Hug Day - Rs.320(You Have To Hug After Applying ADeo)
February  13: Kiss Day - Rs.200(Spray Mint Before Kissing) .
February 14: Valentine Day ___ Rs.2225(You Cant Handle Lesser Than ThisAmount)
Congratulations -Singles,,,You Just Saved Nearly Rs.4000 In AWeek.. …….

You Hold the Key of my heart.

Don't be much closer To anyone Bcz a small change In their behaviour Hurts a lott

Love is cute when it's new, but love is most beautiful when it lasts.

Don't judge someone's life until you've felt their pain

My "last seen at" was just to check your "last seen at".

Not always "Available".. Try your Luck..

Some Dreams Weren't Meant To Come True….I Learned That From You.

 If a kiss could tell you how much I love you, I am sure we would be kissing forever.

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.

Our relationship is meant to be. Something that was written in the stars and drawn into our destiny.Famous Love Quotes

Ever since I met you, I can’t believe how much my luck has changed. You’re mine now.

The only wish I have on Valentine’s Day is to be with you and only you for this day and every Valentine’s Day from here until forever.

Everything in life is just a little bit sweeter knowing that I get to share it with you.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all the couples, wish your love last forever and to all single people wish your batteries last forever…  

Happy Valentines Day Wishes and Sayings :

“You should be kissed, and often, by someone who knows how.” –Gone with the Wind

It’s been said that you only truly fall in love once, but I don’t believe it.

Every time I see you, I fall in love all over again.~ Anon

I will never get tired of loving you and I hope you don’t too

“If you were a Transformer, you’d be Optimus FINE.” 

“Good thing I brought my library card, because I’m checkin’ you out.”

I've fallen in love many times... always with you.

A life with love will have some thorns, but a life without love will have no roses."

"Love asks nothing in return, but seeks those who need it. And who needs our love more

"Tell me how much you know of the sufferings of your fellowmen
and I will tell you how much you have loved them."

Love is the warm hug that extinguishes an argument.

I forgot your name. Can I call you mine? And, in case you forget my name too, call me yours!

Love is the only gold. – By Lord Alfred Tennyson

What I need to live has been given to me by the earth. Why I need to live has been given to me by you.

“I am weird, you are weird. Everyone in this world is weird. One day, two people come together in mutual weirdness and fall in love.”

You don’t know who you truly are
until you find the other half of your
heart and put them together. Unconditional
love makes your eyes open to a whole new you.

I am waiting at the end of the
rainbow for you, my Prince
Charming. Our carriage awaits

Baby, every time I look at you it’s like the first time, I get butterflies, feel like I’m on cloud 9 and know it’s true love! I love you with all my heart and all my mind. 

Happy Valentines Day Poems and Sayings :

It's the way you say I love you and the way you hold my hand 
There's just so much about you I completely understand
It's the twinkle in your eye that I only see when you look at me
It's the warmness of your hands it sends a shock straight to my feet 
It's how you always amaze me, you surprise me all day long
This I know is true
Baby, I'm in love with you!

My days are filled with yearning;
My nights are full of dreams.
I’m always thinking of you;
I’m in a trance, it seems.

You’re all I ever wanted;
I wish you could be mine;
And so I have to ask you:
Will you be my Valentine?

You are my everything, Valentine.
As a desert creature longs for water,
my thirst for you can never be slaked.
In a ho-hum day dragging on,
thoughts of you bring excitement, joy and pleasure.
As a child opens the birthday gift he most wanted,
I see everything I want in you.
You are my everything, Valentine.

Every day with you
is Valentine's Day, my love.
Every day is filled with romance,
with love, with sharing and caring.
Every day I am reminded
how blessed I am to have you
as my Valentine, my sweetheart,
my lover, my friend,
my playmate, my companion.
No Valentine card,
no words at all could express
how much I love You,
how ecstatic I feel
to know that you are mine.
My Valentine,
every day, I'll try to show you
that every day I love you more.