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6 Billion variations on a theme……

Thought for the day…” You will never find a rainbow if you are looking down”s

” Go to Heaven for the climate, and to Hell for the company”.

It is amazing the variations that are possible with just 2 eyes, one nose and one mouth.      And add to that emotions and the variations become endless.    The English language has more than 400 words which describe emotions and sentiments, and studies have shown that when people are trying to conceal emotions, that they subconsciously show ‘micro emotions’ very rapidly.    For smiles, there are around 18 different types of smile, ranging from polite to cruel and false.   And body language also reflects our emotions, for instance, touching the nose often indicates that the person is hiding something.    Studies have estimated that the human face can make over 10 000 facial expressions, although most are too small to notice.      Few people are said to posses the perfect face, that is where both halves of the face have perfect symmetry, yet there are some 6 billion faces worldwide.   6 billion variations on 2 eyes, one nose and a mouth……here is one of them, a few years ago in Pakistan….

LOW-RES-Pak-faceand another photo from the archives…




The Streets of Pakistan – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…” Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity”

” If you want to shine like the sun, then you have to burn like it”.

Off to Pakistan for today’s photo, and to Peshawar, the capital of the Khyber area of the North West Province.   This area is a centre for tribal groups, and because it is not far from the Khyber Pass into Afghanistan, then traders from Afghanistan are often seen on the streets there.   Once part of the British colony, it became part of the newly created Pakistan in 1947, although due to its position on the routes into Afghanistan and northern Pakistan, then it has seen conflicts for centuries.   Hot and dusty, with temperatures reaching into the 40 degrees during the summer.  Despite a population of around 2.5 million people, it is mostly men that are seen on the streets of Peshawar (as in much of Pakistan).  Pakistan is still very much a male orientated country, except in the Hunza province in the far north, where things are much more equal.    Seen here in the photo are Afghani street traders, a common sight on the pavements in Peshawar.


and a photo out of the archives….a Ground Eagle seen in Zambia……..



Photo of the Day Sunday 20th January 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…..” Life does not get easier, you just get stronger”.

“I will not say I failed 1000 times, I will say that I discovered that there are 1000 ways that can cause failure (Thomas Edison).”

“Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intention of throwing it at someone else, you are the one that gets burnt”.

A nice animal photo today, and the Rothschild Giraffe. There are estimated to be only 670 of the Rothschild Giraffe left, and it is found only in Zambia.   The lifespan of a giraffe is between 20 and 25 years, with tree leaves and bushes being their main diet.  Males can weight up to 1600 kg and have a very large heart, which can pump up to 16 gallons of blood a minute.   The sleep only about 2 hours each day, often in short naps of 10 minutes.  Lions are their main predators.


Photo of the Day Friday 28th December 2012 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell

Thought for the day….” Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons, we act without thinking, or we keep thinking without acting”.

Did you know that the world’s longest place name is in New Zealand….Taumata­whakatangihanga­koauau­o­tamatea­turi­pukakapiki­maunga­horo­nuku­pokai­whenua­kitanatahu     Wonder how many points that would get if you could use it in Scrabble.   The word that has scored the most points in Scrabble is “BENZOXYCAMPHORS” which, when placed on the edge of the board (to use triple word scores) earned a whopping 1970 points.    For a single word, try caziques, which earns 392 points.

And for the photo today, a male baboon in Zambia.  Baboons can live up to 30 years, and live in large groups which are called “troops”.  Lions and hyenas are their main predators.

LOW RES ZAMBIA South Luangwa Nat Park 10 Nov 2012 (118)