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kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!!Posts: 7,272 mod
edited April 2016 in Chit Chat

Created as requested by: @Sange

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  • shasha96shasha96 Posts: 426 ✭✭✭
    @Sange good job!! I was thinking about it, too. :)
  • SangeSange Posts: 548 ✭✭✭
    Which is the tallest grass in the world ?
  • SangeSange Posts: 548 ✭✭✭
    edited April 2016
    The relationship!
    *Pencil:* I’m sorry….
    *Eraser:* For what? You didn’t do anything wrong.
    *Pencil:* I’m sorry cos you get hurt bcos of me. Whenever I
    made a mistake, you’re always there to erase it. But as you
    make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself. You
    get smaller and smaller each time.
    *Eraser:* That’s true. But I don’t really mind. You see, I was
    made to do this. I was made to help you whenever you do
    something wrong. Even though one day, I know I’ll be gone
    and you’ll replace me with a new one, I’m actually happy
    with my job.. So please, stop worrying. I hate seeing you
    sad.
    I found this conversation between the pencil and the eraser
    very
    inspirational. Parents are like the eraser whereas their
    children are the pencil. They’re always there for their
    children, cleaning up their mistakes. Sometimes along the
    way… they get hurt, and become smaller (older, and
    eventually pass on). Though their children will eventually
    find someone new (spouse), but parents are still happy with
    what they do for their children, and will always hate seeing
    their precious ones worrying, or sad.
    This is for all parents out there…..

    Must Share @kindgnice
  • SangeSange Posts: 548 ✭✭✭
    When I got enough Confidence,
    the Stage was gone..
    When I was sure of Losing,
    I Won..
    When I needed People the most,
    they Left me..
    When I learnt to dry my Tears,
    I found a shoulder to Cry on..
    When I mastered d Skill of Hating,
    Someone started Loving me from the core of the Heart..
    And While waiting for Light for Hours when I fell asleep,
    the Sun came out..
    That's LIFE !!
    No matter what u Plan u never know what Life has Planned
    for u..
    "Success introduces u to the World,
    But Failure introduces the World to you .."
    - Always b Happy !!
    Often when we lose Hope and
    think this is the End,
    God Smiles from above and says,
    "Relax, Sweetheart;
    It's just a Bend, not the End !
  • SangeSange Posts: 548 ✭✭✭
    Worlds best 7 Superb
    Sentences
    Shakespeare.
    "Never Play With The Feelings Of Others Because U May
    Win The Game But The Risk Is That U Will Surely Lose The
    Person For A Life Time".
    Napoleon.
    "The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad
    people, But because of the silence of good people!"
    Einstein.
    "I am thankful to all those who said NO to me It's because
    of them I did it myself."
    Abraham Lincoln.
    "If friendship is ur weakest point then U are the strongest
    person in the world."
    Shakespeare.
    "Laughing Faces Do Not Mean That There Is Absence Of
    Sorrow! But It Means That They Have The Ability To Deal
    With It".
    William Arthur.
    "Opportunities Are Like Sunrises, If You Wait Too Long You
    Can Miss Them".
    Hitler.
    "When You Are In The Light, Everything Follows You, But
    When You Enter Into The Dark, Even Your Own Shadow
    Doesn't Follow You."
    Shakespeare.
    "Coin Always Makes Sound But The Currency Notes Are
    Always Silent. So When Your Value Increases Keep Quiet.
  • shasha96shasha96 Posts: 426 ✭✭✭
    [quote="Sange;142680"]Which is the tallest grass in the world ?[/quote]

    I don't know about it! You tell please. :)
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,272 mod
    @shasha96 wrote: »
    @Sange wrote: »
    Which is the tallest grass in the world ?

    I don't know about it! You tell please. :)

    Coconut tree? Just kidding. :lol:
  • SangeSange Posts: 548 ✭✭✭
    I know you guys are kidding. Please guys answer it. Its very simple. @shasha96
  • shasha96shasha96 Posts: 426 ✭✭✭
    edited April 2016
    Lol how's it grass? :D @kindgnice is it grass? :o

    I really don't know!! :( @Sange
  • SangeSange Posts: 548 ✭✭✭
    Yes, Bro. you gave me the correct answer.
  • shasha96shasha96 Posts: 426 ✭✭✭
    Well done!! :)
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,272 mod
    @Sange wrote: »
    Yes, Bro. you gave me the correct answer.

    Thanks Buddy. :)
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 23,489 mod
    Have you come across the game 'Trivial Pursuits' @kindgnice? This is a very good game to test your general knowledge. When I compete in quizzes I'm pretty hopeless on sport and pop music, but do okay on other subjects.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,272 mod
    @shasha96 wrote: »
    Well done!! :)

    @yeah! :lol:
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 3,647 mod
    mheredge said:

    Have you come across the game 'Trivial Pursuits' @kindgnice? This is a very good game to test your general knowledge. When I compete in quizzes I'm pretty hopeless on sport and pop music, but do okay on other subjects.

    I have played this game many times, and I find that it has helped a lot with my general knowledge, because I have learned a number of things that I never knew before.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 23,489 mod
    Quiz evenings can be fun too @GemmaRowlands, especially if you are in a team where you can help eachother.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,490 mod
    I have lots of useless knowledge, trivia sticks in my brain. The problem is I can never remember the really important stuff.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,272 mod
    @mheredge wrote: »
    Have you come across the game 'Trivial Pursuits' @kindgnice? This is a very good game to test your general knowledge. When I compete in quizzes I'm pretty hopeless on sport and pop music, but do okay on other subjects.

    Apologies for the late response. What was that? Do you have a link for that exam or quiz?
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,272 mod
    edited November 2016
    Did you know??? (TRIVIA # 1)

    Grand Central Terminal, Park Avenue, New York is the world's largest railway station.

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  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,272 mod
    edited November 2016
    Did you know??? (TRIVIA # 2)

    Entomology is the science that studies insects.

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  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,272 mod
    Did you know??? (TRIVIA # 3)

    First China War was fought between China and Britain.

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  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,272 mod
    Did you know??? (TRIVIA # 4)

    Famous sculptures depicting art of love built some time in 950 AD – 1050 AD are Khajuraho temples

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  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,272 mod
    Did you know??? (TRIVIA # 5)

    India has largest deposits of mica in the world.

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  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 23,489 mod
    Really @kindgnice? I was staggered by the size of Tokyo Station. But I wonder what criteria are used for measuring the 'biggest' railway station. Is it by the area it covers, the lines it has or size of the building?
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,272 mod
    edited November 2016
    Good point @mheredge. Upon browsing through Google, it's stated that the biggest railway station was known based on the total number of platforms.

    The world's largest station by number of platforms is Grand Central Terminal, Park Avenue and 42nd Street, New York City, USA, built from 1903–13 which has 44 platforms. They are situated on two underground levels with 41 tracks on the upper level and 26 on the lower. The station covers 19 ha (48 acres), and on average some 660 Metro North trains and 125,000 commuters use it every day. There is also a secret platform below the Waldorf Astoria hotel, next door to Grand Central Station. The belief is that this was used by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to leave the hotel (after giving a speech) in his wheelchair, but hidden from view. This abandoned platform was never used in regular service, but as a loading point, coincidentally under the hotel.
    Of the 19,000 items which are collected in Lost and Found each year, 60% are returned to their owners. Perhaps the most unusual items include a basset hound, a pair of prosthetic earlobes and a deadman's ashes (left there on purpose by his widow as he used to use the excuse of falling asleep on the trains to cover his extramarital affairs!).


    http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-railway-station-(no-of-platforms)
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