Saturday, April 21, 2007

First Space Tourist

Charles Simonyi gestures shortly after his landing in Russian Souyz TMA-9 space capsule about 500 km (310 miles) south-west of the Kazakh town of Karaganda, Saturday, April 21, 2007. A Russian cosmonaut and an American astronaut returned to Earth on Saturday along with a U.S. billionaire whose paid voyage to the international space station ended with a landing on the Kazakh steppe.

Pictures for the day

Joke for the day

The preachers' convention
The newly-hired bellhop is asking an older employee what the tips were like. The senior bellhop tells him, "Just wait for the Preachers' Convention."

"Why? Are they generous?"

"Let's put it this way. Last year they showed up with the Ten Commandments in one hand and a ten dollar bill in the other, and when they left they hadn't broken either."

Something to think about

If quitters never win, and winners never quit, than who is the fool who said,
"Quit while you're ahead"?

Video of the day

How to Celebrate Earth Day

The celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd began in the United States in 1970 which is now celebrated in various countries of the world. Earth Day is a perfect time to reflect about what you are doing to help protect the environment. There are many ways that you can celebrate alone and with others.
Plant trees. As the date also roughly coincides with US Arbor Day, over time Earth Day has taken on the role of tree-planting. Planting trees helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, clean pollution, secure soil in place to prevent erosion, and provide homes for a lot of biodiversity.
1. Make nature crafts at school or home.
2. Learn more about the environment.
3. Reduce, reuse and recycle all day long.
4. Get children to recycle their old toys and games.
5. Sing or listen to "Earth" songs.
6. Hold an Earth Day fair.
7. Teach others about the environment.
8. Wear green and/or brown.
9. Engage others in conversations about your environmental concerns.
10. Clean up after the thoughtless messy ones. Cleaning up part of your local area can be a great way to celebrate Earth Day, but make sure all participants are properly attired or outfitted. Gloves are an absolute must and if you are collecting litter, sticks with prongs for picking it up are useful. Warn participants to be careful of sticking their fingers into dark places where biting animals might reside and to be careful of syringes and other dangerous items.

Remember: Every day is Earth Day. Anything to help our environment is a perfect thing to do on Earth Day and every day. Don't restrict yourself to just one day a year; learn about how you can make a difference to environmental protection all the time. And put it into practise - every day!

To learn more