Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

What Amazes Me!

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Oldhand, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Oldhand

    Oldhand Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    7,541
    Likes Received:
    121
    Occupation:
    Broadcast Systems Integration
    Location:
    Asia
    Hnoselty, I tohuhgt tihs was one of tohse rgeluar pstos by our goegre :D
     
  2. george@chongwei

    george@chongwei Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    30,013
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    MIA
    ho, si ti?:D:rolleyes:
    I tohuhgt fi I psto tihs, 1 merbem nmeda odhland iwll dleete tihs psto ofr em.:p:rolleyes:
     
  3. hahahalol

    hahahalol Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    toronto
    It's funny how you see some flooring on the lower floors, yet they're still having lunch on the beam.
     
  4. cooler

    cooler Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    22,050
    Likes Received:
    13
    Occupation:
    Surfing, reading fan mails:D, Dilithium Crystal hu
    Location:
    Basement Boiler Room
    lucky he didnt go hahahalol or he'll fall off, hahahalol
     
  5. cooler

    cooler Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    22,050
    Likes Received:
    13
    Occupation:
    Surfing, reading fan mails:D, Dilithium Crystal hu
    Location:
    Basement Boiler Room
    well, MJ looks a bit better than her because his face was wrecked by professionals;) She was just a DIY'er:D
     
  6. Oldhand

    Oldhand Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    7,541
    Likes Received:
    121
    Occupation:
    Broadcast Systems Integration
    Location:
    Asia
    Double Harmony

    Magical voices :)

    Koreans Sumi Jo and Lee Ah-Kyung performing The Flower Duet (from the opera Lakmé by Léo Delibes)... truly amazing!

    And I thought no one did it better than Joan Sutherland and Marilyn Horne :eek:
     
  7. Fidget

    Fidget Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    3,302
    Likes Received:
    46
    Occupation:
    something far too busy for my badminton needs
    Location:
    Canada
    That's some right pretty singing.:)
    But their facial expressions could scare a boatful of Somali pirates!:eek:
     
  8. cooler

    cooler Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    22,050
    Likes Received:
    13
    Occupation:
    Surfing, reading fan mails:D, Dilithium Crystal hu
    Location:
    Basement Boiler Room
    what kind of wine would u suggest to go with that video?:)
     
  9. Dato A

    Dato A Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2007
    Messages:
    2,358
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    GENERAL MANAGER
    Location:
    Kuala Lumpur
    Amazing Snails .......
     

    Attached Files:

  10. Dato A

    Dato A Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2007
    Messages:
    2,358
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    GENERAL MANAGER
    Location:
    Kuala Lumpur
    Amazing Snails 2
     

    Attached Files:

  11. chris-ccc

    chris-ccc Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2006
    Messages:
    26,910
    Likes Received:
    11
    Occupation:
    Professional Badminton Coach & Badminton Promoter
    Location:
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    "That's not amazing", says the snail

    .
    "That's not amazing", says the snail. "That's hard work". :D:D:D
    .
     
  12. cooler

    cooler Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    22,050
    Likes Received:
    13
    Occupation:
    Surfing, reading fan mails:D, Dilithium Crystal hu
    Location:
    Basement Boiler Room
    this explains alot

    US officials flunk test of Amerian history, economics, civics
    Thu Nov 20, 2:24 pm ET

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US elected officials scored abysmally on a test measuring their civic knowledge, with an average grade of just 44 percent, the group that organized the exam said Thursday.

    Ordinary citizens did not fare much better, scoring just 49 percent correct on the 33 exam questions compiled by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI).

    "It is disturbing enough that the general public failed ISI's civic literacy test, but when you consider the even more dismal scores of elected officials, you have to be concerned," said Josiah Bunting, chairman of the National Civic Literacy Board at ISI.

    "How can political leaders make informed decisions if they don't understand the American experience?" he added.

    The exam questions covered American history, the workings of the US government and economics.

    Among the questions asked of some 2,500 people who were randomly selected to take the test, including "self-identified elected officials," was one which asked respondents to "name two countries that were our enemies during World War II."

    Sixty-nine percent of respondents correctly identified Germany and Japan. Among the incorrect answers were Britain, China, Russia, Canada, Mexico and Spain.

    Forty percent of respondents, meanwhile, incorrectly believed that the US president has the power to declare war, while 54 percent correctly answered that that power rests with Congress.

    Asked about the electoral college, 20 percent of elected officials incorrectly said it was established to "supervise the first televised presidential debates."

    In fact, the system of choosing the US president via an indirect electoral college vote dates back some 220 years, to the US Constitution.

    The question that received the fewest correct responses, just 16 percent, tested respondents' basic understanding of economic principles, asking why "free markets typically secure more economic prosperity than government's centralized planning?"

    Activities that dull Americans' civic knowledge include talking on the phone and watching movies or television -- even news shows and documentaries, ISI said.

    Meanwhile, civic knowledge is enhanced by discussing public affairs, taking part in civic activities and reading about current events and history, the group said.
     
  13. Oldhand

    Oldhand Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    7,541
    Likes Received:
    121
    Occupation:
    Broadcast Systems Integration
    Location:
    Asia
    This explains the phenomenon named George W Bush ;)
     
  14. ctjcad

    ctjcad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2004
    Messages:
    19,144
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    u.s.a.
    Hmm..

    ..hmm, sounds like the latter is what the U.S.' government is headed towards in the next 4 yrs??..:p
     
  15. MandyDance

    MandyDance Guest

    Space and time.
     
  16. ctjcad

    ctjcad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2004
    Messages:
    19,144
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    u.s.a.
    Here's one..aboard the space station..

    a snippet from this article:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081124/ap_on_sc/space_shuttle:p

    "...Managers wanted to give the astronauts more time to fix a machine that's supposed to turn urine into drinking water and more repair work was on tap Monday for the fifth day in a row.
    ..."


    EEEEEEUUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!
     
  17. Pete LSD

    Pete LSD Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    6,304
    Likes Received:
    11
    Occupation:
    Soul Searching
    Location:
    Canada
    Kevin Rudd said to George W. Bush, "Sir, will you attend the G20 meeting?" :D George W. Bush said, "what is the G20?"
     
  18. taneepak

    taneepak Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2004
    Messages:
    6,527
    Likes Received:
    6
    Occupation:
    Designing and producing quality feather shuttlecoc
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Actually this was Bush's second big gaffe. The first big one was when he proposed a G7 or G8 to solve the financial crisis but was told that G7 was actually the ones in trouble and they had to get a G20 to help save the sinking G7. Hence we now never hear about the G7 when it comes to the financial crisis. Rudd was just giving Bush a second rubbing.
     
  19. ctjcad

    ctjcad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2004
    Messages:
    19,144
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    u.s.a.
    Surf's Up!!..

    (some of you guys have probably seen pics of this place, maybe even been there; jhirata, have you been here before??)..:confused:;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtUAuPKnUOc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj2heWCf4eE

    Unbelievable- Made in Japan -
    Here's another nice piece of engineering and construction. This time the locale is JAPAN. Here's the exterior shot of the building. Note the surrounding area . . mountains, sea shore, golf course, residential area.


    What do you think is inside this building?

    [​IMG]

    AH SO!

    It's an 'OCEAN DOME'

    It is the world’s largest indoor water park: Seagaia Ocean Dome, Miyazaki

    Imagine a beach where the sky is always blue, it's never too hot or cold, the water isn't filled with salt and pollution, and the surf is always perfect - welcome to Ocean Dome, the world's only indoor beach.

    Ocean Dome has its own flame-spitting volcano, crushed white marble 'sand', and it also boasts the world's largest retractable roof, providing a permanently blue sky. Temperature, wind and humidity are closely controlled to provide an ultra-safe 'sea-side' experience. Every hour, the volcano erupts and the hi-tech wave machines start up, starting a few minutes of sanitized surfing. Entrance cost is US $50 per person, which seems especially expensive given that there is a free, natural beach only 300 meters away (5 min. away!:p).
    The roof is retractable . .
    so the SURF'S UP . . .rain or shine!

    When the roof is closed, you still get blue sky and puffy white clouds .

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    too bad it's now closed (as of 2007).. :p
     
  20. phandrew

    phandrew Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Messages:
    3,342
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Racquet breaker
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Why is it closed?
     

Share This Page