Sunday, May 5, 2013

How about being swallowed by a hippo and being saved?

Yes, as the title suggest.. It is a story of a person who was swallowed by a hippo and yet survived in the end losing his colleague.

In Peter Hoffman's words:

" The hippo who tried to kill me wasn't a stranger – he and I had met before a number of times. I was 27 and owned a business taking clients down the Zambezi river near Victoria Falls. I'd been working this stretch of river for years, and the grouchy old two-ton bull had carried out the occasional half-hearted attack. I'd learned to avoid him. Hippos are territorial and I knew where he was most likely to be at any given time."

I was aware that my legs were surrounded by water, but my top half was almost dry. I seemed to be trapped in something slimy. There was a terrible, sulphurous smell, like rotten eggs, and a tremendous pressure against my chest. My arms were trapped but I managed to free one hand and felt around – my palm passed through the wiry bristles of the hippo's snout. It was only then that I realised I was underwater, trapped up to my waist in his mouth.
I wriggled as hard as I could, and in the few seconds for which he opened his jaws, I managed to escape. I swam towards Evans, but the hippo struck again, dragging me back under the surface. I'd never heard of a hippo attacking repeatedly like this, but he clearly wanted me dead."
To read full  part of the story.. read here. It is worth a read. 

When age is just a Number

Hey Guys..
How's it going?
How are you coping with the heat if you are based in India?

Last time, we had talked about one of the bravest man in Indian army who is now gone-Sam Manekshaw.

Now, how would you feel if you were in different planets of the solar system and wanted to know your age.

I have not studied Physics that much, but we all know that our age calculation differs and is different from that of earth when we are on different planets.

On this website I am going to give here, You will get your age in days and years when you are on different planets. As an example, I saw that , on present age of mine-28 years, my most old age was that on Mercury of about 119 years.
I am shown very young in my days of Jupiter and Pluto. About 15 and  0.115 years respectively.
Check it out on this website.  You will love it.
Also, you will get an explanation down below, on why your age seems to be different. For all those science guys.. there are kepler laws listed with examples. A great website. Try it.

Someone has rightly said. Age is just a number, 

See ya Guys
Share your age..