Pranayama – Yogic Breathing

http://www.focalpointyoga.com/pranayam.htm

In Sanskrit the word for breath is the same as the word for life; “Prana”.  Yogis, medical doctors, healers and psychologists agree that the breath is an important link between our body, mind, and spirit, and that simple breathing techniques can significantly help reduce the effects of chronic stress, anxiety, and depression.

Regular practising of “Pranayama”, or yogic breath control, can calm the mind, boost the immune system, improve concentration, lower blood pressure, and benefit a wide range of mental, emotional, and physical ailments.  This cool website provides free information and instructions on “Basic” and “Advanced” breathing techniques, including “Ujjayi Breath”, “Alternate Nostril Breath”, and “Abdominal Breath”.

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Guantanamo Testimonials

The Guantanamo Testimonials Project is a site dedicated to assessing the effects of the U.S. war on terror on human rights in the Americas.

“The goals of this project are to gather testimonies of prisoner abuse
in Guantánamo, to organize them in meaningful ways, to make them widely
available online, and to memorialize them there in perpetuity.”

Read the testimonies of the prisoners themselves, lawyers, interrogators, physicians, chaplains and many other different individuals associated with the Guantanamo incarcerations.

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Emergency restraint chair (picture taken from the site)

20 Freak Car Accidents

http://www.quazen.com/News/Alternative/10-Freak-Car-Accidents.69675

http://www.quazen.com/News/Alternative/10-Freak-Car-Accidents-2.71373

A car accident can be one of the most horrifying experiences in a person’s life. They are sometimes inevitable and the moments before they happen with the feeling of helplessness can be very terrifying. However, some of them are just a
one in a million freak accident, to the point where they seem staged. Here are ten of the weirdest car accidents you will ever see.

and then there’s another 10…(see both links above)


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Typing at the Speed of Thought!

http://www.keybr.com/

As I wurk in IT now ti is a bit of an embarkassment that I do not know how to tuch-type. I’m a 2-finger wunder adn alweys have been but have recemtly been learneng the basics of touch – with not much suscess so far it has to be sed..

The web-app on this page is a good aid towards learning – it tells you what to type, times you and counts the number of mistakes that you make.

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Luciferous Logolepsy

http://www.kokogiak.com/logolepsy/

This is “a collection of over 9,000 obscure English
words. Though the definition of an “English” word might seem to be
straightforward, it is not. There exist so many adopted, derivative,
archaic or abandoned words in what we loosely define as the “English
Language”, that a clear-cut definition seems impossible. For the
purposes of this project though, words are included that may stretch
any basic definitions. Particular attention has been paid to archaic
words, as they tend to be more evocative – as if their very age lends
additional meaning or overtones.”

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You might find this site handy for this…

Useless Trivia

http://home.bitworks.co.nz/trivia/

Did you know…

-that it snowed in the
Sahara desert on 18 February 1979?

-that a ‘geep’ is the
resulting offspring of a sheep and a goat?

-the first recorded reference to
cricket dates back to 1272?

-or that Edison tried to
invent a gun-powder powered engine for a helicopter . . .he blew up his lab, and decided to stop work on that project?

these tidbits and many more equally useless bits of info available…

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A game of cricket…

What you could have accomplished by now

http://www.museumofconceptualart.com/accomplished/

Enter your age and see what other people managed to accomplish when they were your age.

At my age – “Physicist Georg Simon Ohm discovered Ohm’s Law.” and “Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon.”

and there’s more.

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Neil Armstrong actually did it a few weeks before I was born.