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What Are The Ten Highest Paying Jobs In The World?

Posted by Sandeep Kumar on March 6, 2011

(1) Chief Executive Officers: With the average annual earnings of more than 196,000 euros per annum, chief executives are the most earning of all professionals. Although it requires only a bachelor’s degree but your experience will ultimately decide the number of digits on your salary check. The openings are keenly contested because a lot qualified persons apply for these openings.

(2) Physicians and Surgeons: This is considered a very noble profession in many cultures and physicians and surgeons earn on an average more than 113,000 euros a year. It requires a bachelor’s degree in medicine and an internship period of more 3 – 7 years to earn decently. In many countries, there is often a licensing exam before a medical student can start practicing.

(3) Dentists: Dentists treat problems relating to the teeth or the mouth and their average income is about 109,000 euros per annum. There is a licensing exam after passing from a dental school.

(4) Lawyer: It normally takes a bachelor’s degree with three years at a law school to sit in a state bar examination before one can become a lawyer. The competition for openings is keen because a number of students graduate from law schools each year. Lawyers earn on an average around 103,000 euros per annum.

(5) Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers: It takes at least 250 – 1500 hours of flight experience to earn a commercial pilot’s licence. Bigger and more reputed airlines often present them with tough competition, so most of the newly-graduated opt for regional airlines. A typical airline pilot or a flight engineer earns more than 98,000 euros a year.

(6) Engineering Managers: The task of engineering managers is to supervise a team of technicians to develop new products. The average salary of engineering managers is about 92,000 euros per annum. A bachelor’s degree is required and professional experience matters a lot.

(7) Securities and commodities sales agents: There is a licensing exam to enter this profession. It takes a bachelor’s degree with an attitude towards business administration to sit in the licensing exam. A securities and commodities sales agent earns about 90,000 euros per annum.

(8) Computers and Information system managers: It takes advanced degrees in technology along with good knowledge of business to enter the field. Thorough technical knowledge is must. There are a lot of job opportunities in the field. The average salary in this field is about 86,000 euros per annum.

(9) Marketing and Sales Manager: These men are responsible for conducting market research, making market strategies and promoting their companies’ products. A master’s degree is normally preferred by reputed employers and liberal arts background is highly sought for. The average salary of a marketing and sales manager is around 81,000 euros.

(10) Optometrists: These are health care professional that treat eye and eye-related diseases. There is a license exam to be passed and one is eligible to sit for the exam after earning a bachelor’s degree and four years of study at an optometry school. The income of an optometrist on an average is 81,000 euros a year and the demand for optometrists is only going to increase in the coming years.

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What Ten Jobs Are Hardest To Fill?

Posted by Sandeep Kumar on March 6, 2011

(1) Engineer: An engineer is defined as a professional who applies the established principles of mathematics and science to find economical solution(s) to a technical problem. It normally requires a bachelor’s degree for an entry level job; however, some research positions may require advanced degrees.

(2) Machine Operators: Also known as machinists, their function is to operate heavy machines. Employers usually take contenders with high-school diplomas and basic computer education is also helpful in getting the employment. Machine operators work on machines which produce tools, transportation equipment and other kinds of machinery.

(3) Skilled Manual Trades: There is a stigma attached to the manual trades in many societies especially in the semi-developed societies of Asia and Africa. These trades are often held in low prestige and because of this many skilled artisans have already left the trade. But the art is highly appreciated by the collectors on the European continent and it is only because of this that few surviving artisans make their living. The recent economic boom in Asia has made the demand for the skilled manual artists to shoot up but they are in short supply.

(4) Technicians: A technician can be considered as someone in between a layman and an engineer. A person who has a thorough understanding of the theoretical principles along with the practical understanding is referred to as a technician. Technicians are found in a number of fields; from medicine to art industry.

(5) Sales Representatives: There are a multitude of jobs for the right kind of people but the employers usually find it hard to locate good sales representatives. The earnings of a sales representative are susceptible to market fluctuations. There is usually no formal education specified to become a sales person but many of the employers prefer a bachelor’s degree.

(6) Accounting and Finance Staff: These people are responsible for gathering information needed to do a particular job, process data, monitor and control how the resources are used, to organise and the plan work etc. It takes at least a bachelor’s degree with emphasis on business administration and accounting or finance as subjects; although some employers prefer to hire candidates with a master’s degree. With the economies of Asian and Latin American countries growing fast, the demand for the accounting and financial staff is going to remain high in the near future.

(7) Mechanics: A mechanic is a professional, who has been trained to repair and work on mechanical equipment. Mechanics are often considered as semi-engineers because although they are educated, their educational credentials aren’t as high as that of engineers. Mechanics can earn decent money given the scarcity of good mechanics.

(8) Labourers: Labourers are people who do physical work either by hands or using simple equipment. The advent of 21st century hasn’t exactly brought along with it machines which make manual labour totally redundant. There is no specified qualification to become a labourer; in this field experience is of prime importance.

(9) IT Staff: Sometimes, it is jokingly said that the Soviet Union collapsed because of the lack of trained IT professionals who could keep up with the Americans. Although a joke, it does indicate how important a role does the IT technology play in the modern world. It is a multi billion dollar industry and it growing by leaps and bounds, which makes the requirement for the trained IT staff to shoot up and makes these kinds of jobs among the hardest to fill.

(10) Production Operators: These people are responsible for operating the machinery on the production line. The term ‘production operator’ is a generic term which encompasses a wide range of machinery and products. The qualification usually depends upon the kind of work that the employer needs.

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Facts For Your Knowledge

Posted by Sandeep Kumar on October 27, 2010

The average American kid will eat approximately 1.500 peanut butter sandwiches by high school graduation

Goats do not have upper front teeth

It has been suggested that shepherds are responsible for inventing the game golf. It is said that they used to use their staffs to hit the stones

There are about 6,800 languages in the world

Studies have shown that by putting on slow background music it can make a person eat food at a slower rate

By walking an extra 20 minutes every day, an average person will burn off seven pounds of body fat in an year

Ironically, when doctors in Los Angeles, California went on strike in 1976, the daily number of deaths in the city dropped 18%

Octopus and squid are thought to be the most intelligent of all invertebrates

On average, a beaver can cut down two hundred trees a year.

The name of the first menthol cigarette in the United States was “Spud.”

A world record 328 pound ovarian cyst was removed from a woman in Galveston, Texas, in 1905. updated

The fastest shark is the “Shortfin Mako,” which can swim as fast as sixty miles per hour

The flatulation from domesticated cows produce about 30% of the methane on this planet

Ironically, watermelons, which are 92% water, originated from the Kalahari Desert in Africa

The first tattoo machine was invented by Samuel O’Reilly. He did this by using equipment

that Thomas Edison used to engrave hard surfaces.

In a lifetime, an average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva

A slug has four noses

Chili Powder was invented in the 19th century in the American Southwest

The sea cucumber spills its internal organs out as a defense mechanism

Approximately 25,000 workers died during the building of the Panama Canal and approximately 20,000 of them contracted malaria and yellow fever

Braces were first invented by Pierre Fauchard in 1728. The braces were made by a flat strip of metal, which was connected to the teeth by thread.

Marilyn Monroe had six toes

There is a town in Texas called Ding Dong. In 1990, the population was only twenty-two people

The total volume of mail that went through the Canadian postal system in 1950 was 1,362,310,155 items

The highest toll paid by a ship to cross the Panama Canal was by the Crown Princess on May 2, 1993 in the amount of $141,349.97 U.S. funds

The name of the famous snack “Twinkies” was invented by seeing a billboard in St. Louis, that said “Twinkle Toe Shoes.”

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Facts For You

Posted by Sandeep Kumar on October 24, 2010

The Roman emperor Domitian took great pleasure in being secluded in his room for hours and catching flies and stabbing them with pens

Tarantulas can live up to 30 years

On average redheads have 90,000 hairs. People with black hair have about 110,000 hairs

More than half the time spent in United States courts is cases that involve automobiles

One barrel of petroleum holds 42 gallons

The smoke that is produced by a fire kills more people than a burn does because of carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases

The Saguaro Cactus, found in South-western United States does not grow branches until it is 75 years old.

In Belgium, 172,000 tons of chocolate are produced in a year

The word Nike comes from Greek Mythology. Nike is the goddess of victory and was often depicted as a small winged figure whom the goddess Athene carried

The biggest bug in the world is the Goliath Beetle which can weigh up to 3.5 ounces and be 4.5 inches long

Leaving the water running while brushing your teeth can waste four gallons of water in a minute

Steve Fletcher holds the record for the largest gum wrapper collection. His collection has 5300 gum wrappers from all across the world

There was once a country called Prussia. After World War II, it was divided among Poland, Germany, and the USSR

The word Spain means “the land of rabbits.”

In 1936, the first practical helicopter was invented. It was the German Focke-Wulf Fw 61.

The word tulip comes from the Turkish word for turban

Psychokinesis refers to the ability of moving objects through psychic power

The fat that comes from sheep, which is called tallow, can also be used to produce soap and candles

In Britain, one out of every four potatoes is eaten in the form of french fries

In the movie Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock, chocolate syrup was used for blood in the shower scene

The movie “Chicken Run” made in 2,000 had the most plasticine used in an animated movie. They used 2,380 kg of plasticine for the movie

During WWII, because a lot of players were called to duty, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become The Steagles

The titan arum flower is the largest flower in the world and gives off a horrible odor that smells like rotting flesh when it blooms

Every day, the average person swallows about a quart of snot

When the only queen ant dies, so does the entire colony, because no new workers are born

The Dutch people are known to be the tallest people in Europe

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Do You Believe GOD…

Posted by Sandeep Kumar on September 28, 2010

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World Map

Posted by Sandeep Kumar on September 3, 2010

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You May Not Know……

Posted by Sandeep Kumar on September 2, 2010

1. Coca-Cola was originally green.

2. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

3. The name of all the continents ends with the same
letter that they start with.

4. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

5. There are two credit cards for every person in the
United States .

6. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made
using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

7. Women blink nearly twice as much as men!

8. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath..

9. It is impossible to lick your elbow.

10. People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because
when you Sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.

11. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up
into the sky.

12. The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is
said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

13. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.
If you try to Suppress a sneeze; you can rupture a blood vessel in
your head or neck and die.

14. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents
great king from History. “Spades” – King David; “Clubs” – Alexander
the Great; ” Hearts” – Charlemagne; “Diamonds” – Julius Caesar.

15. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

16. If a statue of a warrior on a horse has both
front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the
horse has one front leg in the air, the person died
as a result of wounds received in battle.
If the horse has a all four legs on the ground, the
person died of natural causes.

17 What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes,
windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common?
Ans. – All invented by women.

18. Honey – This is the only food that doesn’t spoil.

19. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

20. A snail can sleep for three years.

21. All polar bears are left handed.

22. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by
eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

23. Butterflies taste with their feet.

24. Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

25. In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been
domesticated.

26. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

27. Shakespeare invented the word ‘assassination’ and ‘bump’.

28. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only
the left hand.

29. The ant always falls over on its right side when
intoxicated.

30. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

31. The human heart creates enough pressure when it
pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

32. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two
rats could have over million descendants.

33. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase
the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

34. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

35. Most lipstick contains fish scales.

36. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different

37. And finally 99% of people who read this will try
to lick their elbow.

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Some More Amazing Facts

Posted by Sandeep Kumar on August 24, 2010

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Al Capo ne’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the
back of the $5 bill.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

Babies are born without kneecaps; they don’t appear until the child
reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.

“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full
moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line
would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an
average of 6 months waiting at red lights.

It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears
never stop growing.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand and
“lollipop” with your right.

The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.

The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of die! sel
that it burns.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely
solid.

The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are
read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”:
tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in
order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”

There’s no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewable Vitamins.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks;
otherwise it will digest itself.

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Amazing Earth Facts 1

Posted by Sandeep Kumar on June 27, 2010

1. What is the hottest place on Earth?

Count one wrong if you guessed Death Valley in California. True enough on many days. But El Azizia in Libya recorded a temperature of 136 degrees Fahrenheit (57.8 Celsius) on Sept. 13, 1922 — the hottest ever measured. In Death Valley, it got up to 134 Fahrenheit on July 10, 1913.

2. And the coldest place around here?

Far and away, the coldest temperature ever measured on Earth was -129 Fahrenheit (-89 Celsius) at Vostok, Antarctica, on July 21, 1983.

3. What makes thunder?

If you thought, “Lightning!” then hats off to you. But I had a more illuminating answer in mind. The air around a lightning bolt is superheated to about five times the temperature of the Sun. This sudden heating causes the air to expand faster than the speed of sound, which compresses the air and forms a shock wave; we hear it as thunder.

4. Can rocks float?

In a volcanic eruption, the violent separation of gas from lava produces a “frothy” rock called pumice, loaded with gas bubbles. Some of it can float, geologists say. I’ve never seen this happen, and I’m thankful for that.

5. Can rocks grow?

Yes, but observing the process is less interesting than watching paint dry. Rocks called iron-manganese crusts grow on mountains under the sea. The crusts precipitate material slowly from seawater, growing about 1 millimeter every million years. Your fingernails grow about the same amount every two weeks.

6. How much space dust falls to Earth each year?

Estimates vary, but the USGS says at least 1,000 million grams, or roughly 1,000 tons of material enters the atmosphere every year and makes its way to Earths surface. One group of scientists claims microbes rain down from space, too, and that extraterrestrial organisms are responsible for flu epidemics. There’s been no proof of this, and I’m not holding my breath.

7. How far does regular dust blow in the wind?

A 1999 study showed that African dust finds its way to Florida and can help push parts of the state over the prescribed air quality limit for particulate matter set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The dust is kicked up by high winds in North Africa and carried as high as 20,000 feet (6,100 meters), where it’s caught up in the trade winds and carried across the sea. Dust from China makes its way to North America, too.

8. Where is the worlds highest waterfall?

The water of Angel Falls in Venezuela drops 3,212 feet (979 meters).

9. What two great American cities are destined to merge?

The San Andreas fault, which runs north-south, is slipping at a rate of about 2 inches (5 centimeters) per year, causing Los Angeles to move towards San Francisco. Scientists forecast LA will be a suburb of the City by the Bay in about 15 million years.

10. Is Earth a sphere?

Because the planet rotates and is more flexible than you might imagine, it bulges at the midsection, creating a sort of pumpkin shape. The bulge was lessening for centuries but now, suddenly, it is growing, a recent study showed. Accelerated melting of Earth’s glaciers is taking the blame for the gain in equatorial girth.

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