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Fun Facts about Animals

Posted in Quizzies by dearestfriend on January 22, 2008

Bulls are color blind.

A cow’s only sweat glands are in its nose.

Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.

An elephant can be pregnant for up to 2 years

Chickens can’t swallow while they are upside down.

A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.

More people are killed annually by donkeys than in airplane crashes.

India has 50 million monkeys.

Americans spend around $3 billion for cat and dog food a year.

Pigs can cover a mile in 7.5 minutes when running at top speed.

The typical hen lays 19 dozen eggs a year.

The ostrich has a 46-foot long small intestine.

The left leg of a chicken in more tender than the right one.

The only dog that doesn’t have a pink tongue is the chow.

Zebras can’t see the color orange.

The smartest dogs are the Jack Russell Terrier and Scottish Border collie. Dumbest: Afgan hound.

A rat can go without water longer than a camel can.

A domestic cat can frighten a black bear to climb a tree.

In a fight between a polar bear and a lion, the polar bear would win.

The biggest bird in the world is the ostrich, which can grow up to nine feet tall.

According to hospital figures, dogs bite an average of 1 million Americans a year.

The study of ants is called Myrmecology

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food.

Fleas have changed history. More human deaths have been attributed to fleas than all the wars ever fought. As carriers of the bubonic plague, fleas were responsible for killing one-third of the population of Europe in the 14th century.

A cheetah can reach a top speed approaching 70 mph.

Greyhounds can jump a distance of 27 feet.

Current domestic cats were the result of genetic mutation so that they would be tame at birth

When two dogs approach each other, the dog which wags its tail very slowly is in charge.

Some lions can mate over 50 times a day.

Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

A rhinoceros’s horn is made of hair.


The hole that life is

Posted in QLP (QuickLilPoem) by dearestfriend on January 22, 2008

When I thought I am all done,
Life bounced me back.
When I wanted to cry,
Friends came in bunch with loads of jokes.
When I wanted to be with Crowd,
There was no one around.
Biggest controversy I see is,
You get whatever you dont ask.
So next time if you dont ask anything
You would get lots.
Try This out,
If you want to shop a lot,
Avoid going to Malls,
You will save a lot. And one day you will crash it out.

When you want big gang to surround you.
Just sit in your hole, People will come hunting for you..

My ACL injury

Posted in ACL Injury by dearestfriend on January 21, 2008

Its no fun to talk about this injury. Like all hurts you are better off without getting this one too.
But If your stars are bad, or you are too prone to push yourself and you have landed it . You will need loads and loads info to get over it.

I got my ACL torn in left on dec 16 2007. That makes it sixth week of my injury. I am much aware and settled with this now. Hence I can talk about it.
Day 1

How I got it.
I am a beginner Skiier and it was second day of my skiing. I was thinking I am improving. And little did I know I will be banned for whole season. 😦 Not good thing to happen. But like all unfortunate things, It happens.

So I was going downhill. and speed became too much. My binding didnot release and due to my constant attempt to stop it I twisted my knee way too much. And I landed on snow. Like all other previous falls, I got up and was trying to put the skii back. My knee didnot have strength to buckle up the ski. I thought of relaxing a bit. I sat down. Tried to get up after few minutes and felt like I will die with this pain. Finally got patrol people to help me. They had put me in the trolley and dragged me down. I had experience how it feels to be dead body and be driven around. One of bad things to experience.

As usual Ski-town clinic, I got x-ray done. Doctor didnot say much except suspected ligament injury. I got knee braced and crutches. I was so unaware of ligament injury, that I was telling my husband. we will be back next week here and then I will skii better. Little ignorant me.

Day 2

I was back at home. I got my doctor’s appointment and living in oblivion. There was lot of pain due to swelling and immobilizer. In nights I got up crying couple of times. Firstly immobbilizer will not let you sleep. Even if you get sleep, it will be distureb every few hours with pain. I could put any weight on injured knee. I had to use cructhes to go from one room to other. And restroom menace made me cry so many times. I used to be one of those to use restroom at last 0.000001 th second. And with crutches and brace I was misjudging my timing all the time.

Ice pack used to help tremendously. i was doing it as often I could.
Day 3

Visited Orthopaedic surgeon
He looked at swelling and observed range of motion (how much I could bend the knee). And he declared its ACL tear and it would need surgury for sure. I was not happy with the quickness he arrived at decision. But before My husband and I could settle with reality. Doc mentioned we should also get MRI done to know about other tissue damage.
We booked appointment for MRI, we didnt any until Day 11.
Doc suggested to do stationary bike and leg up excercises.

Day 4-10

Pain was reducing every day. I was able to put some weight on my left knee.

Day 11.

I got my MRI done. It feels irritating to hear those blurring sounds for 90 minutes. You wonder what happened to accoustic advancements. I asked assistance if she can run through quickly to tell me something positive. She said she doesnot how to read these. I was surprised to know assistant didnot want to enhance her own knowledge.
I had to wait impatiently for doctor’s appointment on day 16.

Day 12 -15

Pain had almost gone. And I could sleep though night easily. And I was able to walk without cructhes. But I was definitely limping.

Day 16

I visited doctor, he had already studied my MRI. His diagnosis, ACL is completely torn. No aparent damage to meniscus. But he didnt rule out surgury. He said my knee was far from ready for surgury.
He suggested to continue to bike and leg ups.

Day 17 – day 27

I have been biking for 30 minutes per day. And Leg ups around 30 or so. Knee was getting better. But it always felt unstable and hanging types. Before goign ahead with surgury I decided to take second opinion from other doc.

Day 28

Visted second doctor. He also suggested the same. He made me feel my lost ligament. Which was very educative experience.

Day 30

I visted my primary surgeon for his review on my knee. He found my knee progressing well this time. He gave go ahead for surgery on Feb 1.

Day 31 -38

Its virtually painless knee. But definitely unstable knee. I can walk short distances. But if try to stand longer times. Knee starts paining.

So that was update so far. From here I will update this info more often.
For now , I am all set to get the surgery on feb 1. I have read up a lot on knee injuries. One thing I had observed reading other’s stories. It s very subjective healing. So I definitely anxious on my own healing. But I am not worried per say. Just waiting to be normal back.

Me bad bad.. Bad..

Posted in Chit-Chat by dearestfriend on January 21, 2008

Hello folks..

Sorry for abandoning my dear blog and its readers. I am surprised to see several readers even after three months of inactivity.
Thanks folk, at least someone care about what I think 😉
First and foremost…

Wish you all a very happy happy Dashing New year.
I didn’t do much on celebration per say. But you see I got my left knee broken (Torn ACL) in December second week. So I had excuse to lie lazy. Now those who are new to ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament), Worry not.. I spent decades without knowing about this useful piece.

I am going to start a journal for my journey with ACL injury so far and recovery there on. I have a surgery scheduled on First of feb.. So will Update.. Lemme first create my ACL injury category.

Now coming back to normal life. I have loads to share.. So much that doesn’t know where to start from.

Let’s start from last movie I saw.. The game (Anthony Hopkins and some other people) .. It was a weird chain of mysterious event happening to this old, bored banker. And in the end they tried to connect the jigsaw with a moral lesson…”You should live your fears first to release yourself totally” I liked the message. But didn’t like the way it was made..

I have been glued to ESPN for last week, thanks to Australian Open. I usually avoid TV like plague otherwise. I have got new favorites so far..

“Nadal” – Fierce player with a lot of attitude
“Tipsarvic” – What a strong character in sports.. I mean the guy Gave Rogere federer a total run for his game.
“Baghdatis” – Wonderful Sports man. You need to watch his last game with Hewitt to know why I am saying so.
I have not found new favorite in Women’s game so far.. Will add more later