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Celebrated mango grower comes out with 'Modi mango'

Celebrated mango grower Haji Kalimullah has come out with a new "Modi mango" variety and wishes that it will reach Prime Minister Narendra Modi so that he can taste this royal fruit named after him.
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"I had kept the first fruits of the Modi mango variety solely for the Prime Minister but I do not have a medium to send them to him," Kalimullah, a Padma Shri awardee famous for growing scores of mango varieties and naming them after celebrities, told PTI.

"It is my wish that I can offer him the king of fruits myself and I am confident that he will love it," Kalimullah said, adding that it would be an honour if the Prime Minister finds the taste of the fruit to his liking.

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It has a good tatste and is also beautiful to look at, he said, adding the fruit skin bears lines of crimson giving it a very rare and appealing hue.

"All those who have tasted it, be it officials or the connoisseur of the fruit, have found it very delicious and delectable," Kalimullah who has orchards in the mango belt of Malihabad on the outskirts of the state capital Lucknow said.

The noted mango grower, who has become an institution in his own right having a particular tree bearing fruits of 300 different vareities, said he has prepared five saplings of 'Modi mango' and wants to present them to the Prime Minister for planting in his home state Gujarat.

"I want that the vareity grows in Gujarat," he said, adding that it is a cross between Kolkata's Husn-e-Aara and Lucknow's Dussehri.


Tags: Narendra Modi, Lucknow, Malihabad, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, Padma Shri, Prime minister, Sachin Tendulkar, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, T. V. Rajeswar, All India Muslim Personal Law Board

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The Truth About the Origin of Floating Soap

Ivory has been producing their uniquely floating soap for the well over a century now and in that time they’ve become one of the most popular soap brands in the world. For many years, the company has maintained that the discovery of its trademark floating soap was a complete accident, but exactly how true is this?

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For those of you who aren’t familiar with Ivory brand soap, in a nutshell its two key selling points are that it is incredibly pure (99.44% pure) and that it floats, making it superior to all other kinds of soap because you don’t need to grope around on the bottom of the bath to find it. These two traits have made Ivory soap one of the most popular and enduring brands and both features have been played up to by the company itself in its advertising for almost as long as it has existed.

If anyone is curious about why Ivory soap floats, the soap is produced in such a way as to ensure air is whipped into the soap mixture before it sets; as a result, the final product contains numerous tiny air bubbles which work together to make the soap ever so slightly less dense than water, allowing it to float. These air bubbles also serve a dual function of making the soap produce a more consistent and bubbly lather when used, another fact the company has historically drawn attention to in its advertising. Something you can easily see for yourself by popping a bar of Ivory into your microwave; you know, for science.

As for how this discovery came about, for over a century, Ivory has insisted that the invention of floating soap was a happy accident that occurred as a result of an unnamed employee accidentally leaving a batch of soap mixture to mix for too long while he was on his lunch break. The story continues that when the employee returned and realised his mistake, he reasoned that since nothing new had been added to the mixture, there was no reason to throw out the batch.

In some versions of the story, the employee told his manager about the mistake, who came to the same conclusion. In both versions of the story, the mixture was then sent to be set and cut into bars at which point it was promptly forgotten about. That was until a few weeks later when orders began flooding in for “floating soap” which confused the workers at Ivory who had no idea such a product existed, let alone that they sold it. After receiving dozens of orders for this mythical product, the company conducted an internal investigation until the tainted batch was found, at which point they came to the realization that the extra mixing must have added air to the mixture, making the soap light enough to float.

While this may sound a little too convenient, there are well documented cases of such happy accidents happening. For example, artificial sweetener was discovered because a researcher ate a sandwich after forgetting to wash his hands; Super Glue was invented by accident, not once, but twice;  the Slinky was originally supposed to be used as a tension spring in horsepower meters in battleships before the inventor accidentally knocked one off his desk… the list of famous accidental inventions goes on and on and on. And as Ivory has insisted that that’s how it happened for 12 decades or so, case closed right?

Not exactly.

Perhaps the first tip-off should have been the “unnamed employee.” These sorts of stories that are vague on specifics on names and dates while overly detailed and elaborate on the rest often tend to be false or wildly exaggerated.  But the nail in the coffin came in 2004, when this accidental floating soap origin story was officially debunked. In a strange twist, it just so happened to be debunked by one of Ivory’s own archivists while they were researching for a book about the history of Proctor & Gamble Co (the company that owns Ivory). According to the archivist, a notebook from 1863 was found, in which a chemist working for P&G nonchalantly noted, “I made floating soap today. I think we’ll make all of our stock that way.“

But here’s the weirdest part, the chemist who made that discovery was none other than James Gamble, the son of the man who co-founded the company, James Gamble Sr. Yet, somehow, the fact that he invented one of the company’s most famous and enduring products was forgotten about for over a century.

Although Gamble discovered the process to make soap float way back in 1863 and seemingly had plans to “make all our stock that way”, the idea was shelved for quite some time, further demonstrating that the eventual launch was purposeful, not accidental. The first bar of Ivory floating soap sold to consumers happened in 1879, advertised from the beginning as the soap that floats.

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The World is backing the Proteas even when they lost

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Duckworth - Lewis Screwing South Africans Since 1992 World Cup
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Grant Elliott stops celebrations and console Dale Steyn
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Tags: United States, The Washington Times, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Alcohol intoxication, Alexander Prokhanov, Allstate, Apprenticeship, Aurora (astronomy), BBC, Barack Obama,Duckworth–Lewis method, Grant Elliott, South Africa, Cricket World Cup, New Zealand, AB de Villiers, Brendon McCullum, Faf du Plessis, New Zealand national cricket team, Afghanistan

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Science GIFs Will Give You Plenty To Think About

So you aren't sure if you love science? I don't know how that could be possible - but then again - maybe the only thing that comes to mind when science is brought up is how incredibly hard your science teacher was on you in school. But there is so much science going on around you everyday; and it's part of everything you love.

So I have a little experiment for you: Watch these science GIFs and see if your interest can't be piqued even just a little. Goggles on? Then lets go!

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1. 100 black balloons go toe-to-toe with a pocket Blu-ray laser. They didn't stand a chance!
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2. Injecting a 3D printed organ with human liver cells. This may be a very important step for creating manufactured organs.
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3. At first glance this cup of coffee looks like your morning pick-me-up, but then suddenly you realize it's actually a combination of concentrated sulfuric acid and p-nitroaniline. Easily confused.
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4. Ferrofluid, the magnetic liquid under demonstration. All I can think of is Venom from Spider-man.
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5. Soy Sauce poured on a dead cuttlefish. The soy sauce is very high in sodium and causes the nerves to become active and spasm. Dig in!
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6. This is what hemotoxic snake venom does to your blood. You can see why it's so deadly.
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7. Robert Boyle Self flowing flask, this is pretty cool. I'm considering doing something like this with a keg of beer.
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8. Though they have six legs, you'll see that an ant walks with two sets of 3 legs. I guess there's much less chance of tripping this way.
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9. Iron wool being set on fire using nothing more than a 9V battery.
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10. Solar power being used to melt steel. We've turned the sun into a weapon.
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11. Super slow-mo of what it looks like to take a water balloon to the face. You're going to need a towel.
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12. Every teenage boy on the planet should have this shared with him...for science purposes.
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13. This is what happens when you fill a bubble with smoke instead of air. I don't recommend taking up smoking to try this.
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14. Visual proof that not all gases have the same density. Looks like an experiment any mime would enjoy.
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15. Blood added to hydrogen peroxide. This reaction occurs due to an enzyme in blood called catalase. It will also happen to a cut potato.
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16. In zero gravity (space) your tears will not fall, instead they will just pool around your eye as you see here. Further proof there is no crying in space.
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How South Africa earned their 'Chokers' tag?

How South Africa earned their 'Chokers' tag?
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In 1992 World Cup semi-final v England, Sydney:
Not technically a choke, more of a robbery. South Africa, chasing 253, needed 22 from 13 balls when the heavens opened but under the controversial pre-Duckworth/Lewis rain rule, which deducted the opposition’s two least productive overs from the target, they needed 21 from just one ball.
In 1996, South Africa were the favourites to win the World Cup after they won all five of their group games with ease, topping Group B. In the quarter-final, they were pitted against the West Indies, who could only manage 2 wins out of 5 games in the group stage. Everyone thought that it would be a walk in the park for the Proteas, but West Indies stunned everyone, with Brian Lara scoring a brilliant 111 off 94 balls.
In 1999 World Cup, semi-final v Australia, Edgbaston:
Needing a manageable nine runs to win from the final over, Lance Klusener hit the first two balls for four, leaving just one run from four to seal his side’s place in the final. However, a horrific mix-up with last man Allan Donald led to a dramatic run out which cost the Proteas their final wicket and a place in the final.
In 2003 World Cup, group match v Sri Lanka, Durban:
Another rain-interrupted game saw Mark Boucher block out what turned out to be the final ball thinking the hosts were ahead on Duckworth/Lewis calculations. Instead, the teams were tied, Boucher was the victim of an incorrect message from the Proteas dressing room.
In 2007 they crashed out in the semi–finals after being dismissed by Australia for 149, their lowest World Cup score.
In 2011 World Cup, quarter-final v New Zealand, Dhaka:
The most recent ‘choke’ saw Graeme Smith’s men throw away a place in the last four as they buckled under the pressure of chasing 222. Cruising on 108 for two, South Africa lost eight wickets for 64 to collapse to a humiliating defeat.
In 2015 World Cup, semi-final v New Zealand, Auckland:
Rain interrupted cause New Zealand favour when South Africa were cruising at 216-3 in 38 overs. The match was reduced to 43 overs and South Africa scored 281-5 and the DL adjusted target for New Zealand is 289 in 43 overs. Brendon McCullum got his side off to a flier before 4 wickets in no succession dented them back. Corey Anderson and Grant Elliott stitched together a vital pertnership. When the Kiwis were cruising on with the match, AB de Villiers fell over the stumps after failing to gather the ball cleanly to run Corey Anderson out. Quinton de Kock did the same to Grant Elliott before Farhaan Berhardian dropped a catch in the penultimate overas the Kiwis sneaked home with a ball left.


Tags: AB de Villiers, South Africa, 2010 FIFA World Cup, Auckland, FIFA World Cup, Kumar Sangakkara, New Zealand, Cricket World Cup, Faf du Plessis, Sri Lanka, AB de Villiers, 2010 FIFA World Cup, New Zealand, South Africa, Auckland, Kumar Sangakkara, South Africa national cricket team, 2010 FIFA World Cup knockout stage, Brendon McCullum, Dale Steyn

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Quotes By MS Dhoni Which Will Give You An Insight About How He Looks At Cricket, Love And Life

How do you describe somebody like MS Dhoni in words?

He captains a country that treats cricket like a religion. Apart from being their best-ever captain, he is also the best finisher in the sport and one of the highest rated keepers. He has won a World Cup by hitting a six, he has won another by trusting a hitherto unknown player. He captains, bats and keeps, in all 3 formats, for club and country. And when he's not playing for either, he plays for India Cements; and there too, he captains, bats and keeps wickets. Let's just say, this guy loves cricket. It doesn't end there; cricket likes him too. He has conquered the world in T20s and ODIs, and in a week's time, he might just have done it twice.

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So what goes on in this man's head? How does he see cricket? How does he read the game so well? And how does that change the way he looks at love, and life in general. And how do you explain something like that in words? Well maybe his own words can.

These 22 quotes by Mahendra Singh Dhoni might give you a better insight about what goes on inside his head:
1. Captain Cool. That's the name we've given him because of the ease at which he seems to cope with pressure. Here's his take on handling the hopes of 1.2 billion people.
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2. Taking the blame. Another hallmark of a great captain.
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3. You always need to be focussed on the task at hand. Just a week before the World Cup started, Dhoni's firstborn kid, a daughter named Ziva, was born. He was asked if that was playing on his mind.
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4. Dhoni doesn't give up midway. Halfway through a series, he was asked if India were beaten already.
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5. A big reason for his success as captain is that he is able to understand each individual in the team.
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6. And he understands that they won't all look at life the way he does. And he accepts that.
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7. Not just "his boys", he is in sync with the woman in his life too. Having your personal life sorted is very crucial if you have to be in charge of the toughest job in world cricket.
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8. And he doesn't make false promises either. He says it like it is.
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9. Asked about India's tail failing yet again after a batting collapse, this is what he said.
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10. He accepts defeats with a pinch of salt. After a series loss, he was asked if his team was tired and 'over-cooked'.
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11. What's personal stays personal. And he makes sure it is.
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12. In his own words: it's always been about serving the country.
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13. MS Dhoni was asked which series whitewash hurt more, the 2011 tour of England or the one of Australia later that year. This is how he responded:
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14. But remember, his victories outnumber the defeats. Having won the World Cup in T20s and ODIs and also having won the Champions Trophy final, he was asked what he was left with.
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15. Half the battle is in your head.
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16. Reads the game better than anyone else and yet, isn't afraid to admit what he doesn't understand.
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17. On one of the rare occasions where he sat out due to injury.
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18. If only understanding the sport was as easy for the rest of us. No wonder he's the most successful captain in Indian history.
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19. Someone asked him about a reported dressing room scuffle between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. What a way to play down the incident!
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20. He really doesn't have time for unnecessary details.
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21. He knows what goes into building a winning unit. Here he stresses on the importance of a fielding coach.
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22. Every decision of his is justified. And he stands by them.
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23. From the most loved man in the country to the most hated, India's affection towards Dhoni turns like the tide. And it's something he understands:
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Tags: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Australia, FIFA World Cup, India, India national cricket team, One Day International, Cricket World Cup, Gurgaon, Ricky Ponting, Sydney Cricket Ground

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