Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Man hide life savings in oven, wife accidentally baked it

When it comes to hiding away large amounts of money in your house, the long-time favorite venue of choice has been underneath the mattress. But when an Australian man sold his Toyota Supra sports car for $15,000 , he thought he had come up with an even better place to stuff the cash. Opting not to squirrel away in a mattress or bury it in his backyard, he decided to hide them in..... his oven.


Since neither the man nor his wife ever cooked, he figured he could finally make use of the oven as a cash hideout. But that evening, his wife uncharacteristically turned on the oven to preheat some chicken nuggets for their two girls, baking perhaps one of the most expensive nuggets ever.

The money melted (Australia uses polymer cash notes) into a damaged mess. The man said that was everything he has. "I have got nothing to my name. That money was supposed to go towards my mortgage. I had a call from Westpac (bank) on Tuesday asking me when I would pay because I missed a payment on Monday," he said. "I told them I will pay tomorrow but now the money is burnt."

His distraught wife said she "couldn't stop crying" when she told her husband what had happened. "I struggled to breathe, I said 'I burnt the money, I burnt the money'. I felt like I was going to faint," she said.

$15,000 Australian dollar burnt in oven

With the melted cash he immediately set off to his bank in an attempt to deposit the money, but the counter refused to accept the cash, saying they are so badly damaged it could be difficult for bank tellers to analyze them. "I was quite insulted. I asked her to send it to the RBA (Reserve Bank of Australia), I told her 'please it's all I got' but she didn't want to." he said. 

The RBA has a clear policy on damaged and incomplete banknotes, and advises people to take their damaged notes to banks, which the RBA encourages to "accept all claims". "If several pieces of the same banknote are presented, the Reserve Bank's policy is for each piece to be worth a share of the value in proportion to its size," the RBA policy reads. "The combined value paid should be the face value of the original banknote."

If less than 20 per cent of the note is missing full face value is paid, but if between 20-80 per cent of the note is missing "value is paid in proportion with the percentage remaining, e.g. half face value if half the banknote is present". If more than 80 per cent of the banknote is missing no payment is made. 

How expensive can chicken nuggets be?

In the end, the bank agreed to send the damaged banknotes to be assessed at the RBA's Damaged Note Laboratory in Cragieburn, Melbourne, where analysts will carefully scrutinize them in accordance with RBA guidelines. A spokesman for Westpac said: "We will do whatever we can do within the guidelines to accept the damaged cash." He explained that the teller would not take his money because the notes were really shrunk and totally sticky. 

The man said he was forced to sell his sports car to pay bills because the slow-down in the building industry had affected his metal roofing business. "After a while it started to sink in, you've got kids, a mortgage, a family car to run and I'm thinking what am I going to do," he said. 

To make matters worse, the family's water was cut off today after failing to pay their bill. The Australian man said he was too embarrassed about the incident to have his identity revealed.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Words of Wisdom

Heavy rains remind us of challenges in life. Never ask for a lighter rain. Just pray for a better umbrella. That is attitude.  

When flood comes, fish eat ants & when flood recedes, ants eat fish. Only time matters. Just hold on, IMPERMANENCE gives opportunity to everyone!
Life is not about finding the right person, but creating the right relationship, it's not how we care in the beginning, but how much we care till the very end.  

Some people always throw stones in your path. It depends on you what you make with them.   A Wall or a Bridge? Remember you are the architect of your life.  
Search for a beautiful heart, but don't search for a beautiful face' coz beautiful things are not always good, but good things are always beautiful.  

It’s not important to hold all the good cards in life. But it’s important how well you play with the cards you hold.  

Often when we lose all hope & think this is the end, BE MINDFUL and says, `relax dear it’s just a bend, not the end. Have Faith and have a successful life.

One of the basic differences between ENLIGHTENED humans IGNORANT HUMANS is, THIS ENLIGHTENED HUMANS gives, gives and forgives. but IGNORANT human gets, gets, gets and forgets.  
                       Be thankful in life....

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises - Wallpapers

Viganella - A small Italian village builds giant mirror to end 83 days of darkness

Approximately 120 kilometers north-east of the Italian city of Turin is the village of Viganella. It is a small community of a couple hundred German Buddhists, is located near the Swiss border, in an alpine valley at the foot of high mountains. It was in this mountain, and was the main problem. Every year from November 11 to February 2, Village plunged into the gloom. 
On the whole 83 days the sun ceased its cover, hiding behind the mountain. The Village Square, which on ordinary days the children were playing and adults were collected, emptied, and life in the village like a standstill. This is very worried about the rural elder Perfranko Mead. The solution came up with the original: on the neighbouring hill found a giant mirror reflecting the sun's rays into the valley. Automation monitors the progress of the sun and turns the mirror to the desired angle. Fabrication and installation cost about 100,000 euros.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Amazing Spiderman - Wallpapers

An Italian MaMa

Mrs. Ravioli comes to visit her son Anthony for dinner.
He lives with a female roommate, Maria.

During the course of the meal, his mother couldn't help but notice how

pretty Anthony's roommate is.

Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she
started to wonder if there was more between Anthony and his roommate than
met the eye.

Reading his mom's thoughts, Anthony volunteered, "I know what you must be
thinking, but I assure you, Maria and I are just roommates.''

About a week later, Maria came to Anthony saying, "Ever since your mother
came to dinner, I've been unable to find the silver sugar bowl.
You don't suppose she took it, do you?"

"Well, I doubt it, but I'll email her, just to be sure."
So he sat down and wrote an email:

Dear MaMa,
I'm not saying that you "did" take the sugar bowl from my house ; I'm not
saying that you "did not" take it.
But the fact remains that it has been missing ever since you were here for
Your Loving Son

Several days later, Anthony received a response email from his MaMa which

Dear son,
I'm not saying that you "do" sleep with Maria, and I'm not saying that you
"do not" sleep with her.
But the fact remains that if she was sleeping in her OWN bed, she would
have found the sugar bowl by now.
Your Loving MaMa

Never Bulla Shita you MaMa

Friday, July 6, 2012

Chinese Duck Shepherd

Carrying just a long cane, a Chinese farmer led the flock through a main street in Taizhou, Zhejiang, weaving around vehicles and pedestrians. During the half-mile walk, the farmer says he didn’t lose a single duck!

Golden weapons from Saddam Hussein Armory

These gold-plated guns were found during the military clearance of Saddam Hussein’s buildings in Iraq.