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#2071 [Permalink] Posted on 6th May 2014 10:27

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In UK you have VAT on just about everything we buy and in USA we have Sales Tax on things we buy. The amount of Sales Tax differs from state to sate.

In UK on top of VAT you pay extra Tax, for example Fuel Duty which the Government adjusts for cleaner enviornment etc. Barack Obama last year introduced a Carbon Tax which will impact a lot of things including Microwave Ovens so those opposed to it are popularising the matter as "Microwave Tax"  You in UK also pay Carbon Tax but only not on goods but Electricity etc

So you (in UK) pay on energy while Americans will pay it on "Goods" which use the energy.

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#2072 [Permalink] Posted on 6th May 2014 19:34

Fish rain down on Sri Lanka village

Many of the fish that rained down were still alive when villagers collected them

Villagers in west Sri Lanka have said they have been surprised and delighted by an unusual rainfall of small fish.

The edible fish fell during a storm and are believed to have been lifted out of a river during a strong wind.

Villagers in the district of Chilaw said they heard something heavy falling and found scores of fish with a total weight of 50kg (75lbs).

It is not the first such incident in Sri Lanka - in 2012, a case of "prawn rain" was recorded in the south.

Analysis

The most likely cause of this unusual event probably relates to the formation of a tornado. Tornadoes tend to form in areas where large differences in both temperature, humidity and wind speed and direction occur.

Complex meteorological processes result in a rapidly rotating column of air spinning out of the base of storm clouds, often causing huge damage and acting like vacuum cleaners, sucking up any material in their path.

In the Sri Lankan storm, a tornado probably formed over land, drifted over river systems or coastal waters and sucked up light fish that were lifted all the way into the base of the storm cloud. Later the fish were rained out of the cloud.

So why don't we see similar events occurring over places such as the infamous "Tornado Alley" in the USA?

Tornadoes there usually form well away from any mass expanses of water, reducing the likelihood of any fish being sucked up. The stronger tornadoes also tend to form more frequently across large land masses where huge temperature and humidity differences are more commonplace.

Scientists say that "fish rain" usually occurs when swirling whirlwinds over relatively shallow water develops into waterspouts and sucks in almost anything in the water including fish, eels and even frogs.

The marine life can be carried long distances by buffeting clouds even when the waterspout stops spinning.

Villagers say that the "fish rain shower" took place on Monday with the creatures falling on the village green, roads and roofs.

Some of the fish - each three to five inches (5cm-8cm) in length - were still alive and were put in a buckets of water by villagers who ate them later.

This is the third time this has happened in Sri Lanka, but not from the same area.

In addition to the reported "prawn rain" of 2012 in the south, there was yellow and red "meteor rain" the same year - a weather development that is reportedly still being investigated by US and British scientists.

Fish is a valued commodity in Sri Lanka.

Villagers in the Chilaw district of Sri Lanka collect fish that fell in the rain Villagers collected the contents of the "fish shower" into buckets and enjoyed an unusual free meal

On Monday the Sri Lankan Daily Mirror reported that a fish trader was robbed of 450,000 rupees ($3,450/£2,030) by four men - one disguised as a policeman - who intercepted his lorry.

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#2073 [Permalink] Posted on 6th May 2014 20:23
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Mashaallah, a free meal from the skies. Mind you everything we get is never through our own efforts. Allah provides. Alhumdulillah
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#2074 [Permalink] Posted on 6th May 2014 20:27

Longtime since Bhai Desi Tadka posted.. hope he is alright Insha Allah..
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#2075 [Permalink] Posted on 6th May 2014 20:37
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Agree, I've been thinking the same almost every other day.
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#2076 [Permalink] Posted on 6th May 2014 20:40
Did anyone read about the postman (and his accomplices) who stole millions from the post. Unfortunately this was a Muslim from London and what makes it worse is that many locals know him....

Can't post link because of the nonsense on the website.

He stole 2.3m allegedly.
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#2077 [Permalink] Posted on 7th May 2014 17:00
You have some rubber bands.
You melt them in a container.

Turn off the flame.

1.the rubber is slightly melt
2.the rubber is half melted

NOW You put water in the container.
What hapens?

Would the water mix and become a part of the rubber ?
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#2078 [Permalink] Posted on 7th May 2014 17:06
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Water would boil, but doubt if the rubber would melt by being boiled....no idea!
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#2079 [Permalink] Posted on 7th May 2014 17:19
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#2080 [Permalink] Posted on 7th May 2014 17:23
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Muaafi. My question wasnt clear.
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#2081 [Permalink] Posted on 7th May 2014 17:51
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I believe water will not mix with molten rubber. Rubber is hydrocarbon polymer, and usually hydrocarbons do not mix with water.
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#2082 [Permalink] Posted on 7th May 2014 17:53
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In fact nothing can be melted by boiling, because for something to 'boil' it has to be already in its molten state.

Melting= change in state of matter from solid to liquid. Eg: Ice to water.
Boiling= change in state of matter from liquid to gas. Eg: Water to Water vapour.
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#2083 [Permalink] Posted on 7th May 2014 17:59
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Whats with those 'boko haram' idiots in africa, kidnapping girls in the name of Islam.
May Allah Destroy such groups that do such atrocities in the name of Islam.
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#2084 [Permalink] Posted on 7th May 2014 18:23
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Aameen.
So true, more and more girls being kidnapped and people being slaughtered, terrible and sad news.
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#2085 [Permalink] Posted on 7th May 2014 19:08
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والسلام

I think their leader was high on marijuana when he claimed that God inspired him to do such a thing.


Sometimes I worry about people, especially crack pots like these.

Ameen to your dua
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