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I am all ears!

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I am all ears!


You'd probably have heard of William Shakespeare's: Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.The evil that men do lives after them;The good is oft interred with their bones; So let it be with Caesar... That's an excerpt from William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. 'I am all ears' by the way, means, 'I am listening carefully'.

Trapped!

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Trapped!



Do you know that there is a number of films with the title 'Trapped'? The first is a 1931 crime drama starring Lina Basquette. The second is a 1949 semi-documentary. There are different television television versions in 1973, 1989, 2001 and 2006 respectively. The one in 1973 stars James Brolin and Susan Clark.

Do not step on the grass!

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Do not step on the grass!



It is so easily said: To maintain a beautiful lawn, you just need three steps - feed it, control the weeds and the insect and would you add, too - don't step on it!

There must be some greenery somewhere!

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There must be some greenery somewhere!

Greenery, green foliage - is what our world need. Keep our world green!

Animal Talk: Cats with Nine Lives

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The local paper reported that pet shop boys,Shahrul Azuwan Adanan and Yushairi Khairuddin, who own the Petknode Online Store had gone missing. Their parents believed that the boys or rather men, were frightened. Just a few days ago, I remember there was a report that the two were planning to sue some pet owners who had broken into their premises. The thing is cats left under their care had been neglected and even abandoned for over a period of 9 days. Pet owners went teary eyes (inset) as not only were the cats been found starved, dehydrated and covered with their own waste but as many as 16 had been found dead. No wonder the chairman of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Christine Chin had called for the men to be put behind bars and no wonder the men were frightened. A cat may have 9 lives but it need not have to suffer!

I am playing dead!

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I am playing dead!

Which animal will play dead when in danger? Opossums reportedly could curl and lay on their sides with their eyes glazed over and their teeth bared and tongues hung out when there are predators around. They could also make themselves smell dead by secreting a green liquid from the glands under the base of their tail. Cats, of course, can't do that!













I am going to pee on this!

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I am going to pee on this!

I remember while traveling by bus in Northern India. It was winter and cold and many times the bus would have to stop to allow the travellers to pee. Unfortunately, there was no toilet around, which is a norm, and travellers would have to do their business beside the roads behind trees and bushes. There are always proper places to pee!




If you are going to pee now, which of these places would suit you













We remind you of cotton candy, don't we?

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We remind you of cotton candy, don't we?

Cotton candy or candy floss are usually found in funfairs and circuses but definitely not on trees. The trees you see in the pictures are actually a side-effect of floods in Pakistan. Millions of spiders reportedly climbed up the trees to build their homes there to avoid the rising flood waters.