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Now, vodka that comes in a pill

11 December 2009, 4:33 pm ISTFiled under: Off the beat

MOSCOW: Good news for vodka lovers as you can consume your favourite drink just like any other solid food, without the hassle of carrying heavy glass bottles.

Russian professor Evgeny Moskalev of Saint Petersburg Technological University has evolved a technique that allows turning alcohol into powder and packing it in pills. The new technique can solidify any kind of alcohol, including whisky, cognac, wine and beer.

"Dry" vodka can be wrapped in paper and carried around in a pocket or a bag. Vodka in form of a pill would come handy at parties when "consumers" would be able to calculate their exact required dosage.

"Three Cheers" would be the first words that may comes out of your mouth after reading this news! But after second thought it is hard to imagine popping two pills while on a night out with friends. Because, drinking with friends is more of a social activity rather than a activity with a deadline.

Then who will it benefit ? I guess heart patient, because doctors can now (or will) say "Take these 2 pills daily". Now perhaps we can say "Three Cheers".

[ Via Times of India ]

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Kind of puts things in perspective of how small, insignificant we are ...

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Watch the video and be amazed!

I know it is still a prototype and a work in progress, but damn I want one!

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For all those of you drunk-holics. (And I mean drunk), here is how to Create Perfect Ice Spheres For Perfect Cocktails. So that you can get wasted even more faster.

Great Balls of Ice ... :-)

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Life: Explained

13 April 2008, 8:16 pm ISTFiled under: Off the beat

A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.

"Not very long," answered the Mexican.

"But then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" asked the American.

The Mexican explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family.

The American asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"

"I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta with my wife. In the evenings, I go into the village to see my friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs. I have a full life."

The American interrupted, "I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you! You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat."

"And after that?" asked the Mexican.

"With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers. Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant. You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico City, Los Angeles, or even New York City! From there you can direct your huge new enterprise."

"How long would that take?" asked the Mexican.

"Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years," replied the American.

"And after that?"

"Afterwards? Well my friend, that's when it gets really interesting," answered the American, laughing. "When your business gets really big, you can start buying and selling stocks and make millions!"

"Millions? Really? And after that?" asked the Mexican.

"After that you'll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take a siesta with your wife and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends."

And the moral of this story is: ......... Know where you're going in life... you may already be there.



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