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ACT Scores out today!! ACT Students click here!

ACT Scores are out Today!!!!

ACT scores were published today for the national and international ACT tests conducted on 25 October 2008.

If your result is not out today , do not panic. The results are released in batches and you should check back every few days at the following website:

https://services.actstudent.org/OA_HTML/actibeCAcdLogin.jsp

or

http://www.actstudent.org and navigate from there.

You will need to sign up in order to check your score on this site.

All the best!! What’s your score eh?

What is ACT?

The ACT is the college entrance examination taken by high school students in America. The ACT tests Science, Maths, English and reading.

The ACT score can be any number between 1 (which is the lowest) to 36 (which is the highest) for each of the four subjects tested. A “Composite” score is also given, which is the average of the scores in the four individual tests.

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Buddha reincarnation Ram Bahadur Bamjan – 18 year old miracle boy!

Who is Ram Bahadur Bomjon?

(or Ram Bahadur Bomjan or Banjan or “Buddha Boy” or Palden Dorje?)

Ram Bahadur Bomjon - Reincarnation of Gautam Buddha?
Ram Bahadur Bomjon – Reincarnation of Gautam Buddha?

In brief:

Ram Bahadur Bamjan – now an 18 year old boy, was born in Nepal (a Himalayan nation that borders northern India) and gained massive popularity after he acquired what people believe is the ability to disappear and appear anywhere.  In May 2005, he started meditating (worshiping) at his home village Ratanapuri, then disappeared and appeared on two occasions for 10 and 4 months respectively.

In March last year (2007) he was found by the police, meditating in a 7 feet deep underground bunker.

In August 2007, he addressed a large gathering and said some things about international peace and spiritualism. <I’m pretty impressed with his speech, which you can read at wikipedia here>

2 days ago – On the 10th of November 2008, Bamjan appeared again. Since then, people are visiting in their tens of thousands, just to get a look at the “reincarnation of Gautam Buddha”, as he’s widely believed to be.

Ram Bahadur Bamjan after reappearing in Nov 08
Ram Bahadur Bamjan after reappearing in Nov 08

People need proof!

However, Nagarjuna Instt. of Exact Methods in Nepal has said that Ram Bahadur Bomjon needs to be assessed before he can claim to be the reincarnation of Gautam Buddha.

“Meditating without food does not prove that he is reincarnation of Buddha. There is much study needed to be done.”

<How can you scientifically determine if one is a reincarnation of someone?!!!>

Why is Bomjan being called a reincarnation of Buddha?

There are various similarites between Gautam Buddha’s and Ram Bahadur Bomjan’s lives.

Gautam Buddha

gautam_buddha_in_meditation
Gautam Buddha meditating

Brief biography: Gautam Buddha was born a prince, somewhere around 500 B.C. When he was born, his father, the king ,was told  that should Gautam ever realise the true state of the world with its poverty and pain, he would renounce all worldly desires and become a sage. The king hid the outside world from Gautam Buddha, but one day Buddha saw everything that had been hidden from him. He left behind his wife and child, renounced the throne and spent many years meditating for months at a time. He practiced spirituality and with hard work and persistence converted himself from a normal human being to someone who could appear and disappear. He developed capabilities to read and control people’s minds, carried a weapon for self-defense. He was seen to perform miracles like standing in the air, making things appear in his hands etc.

His views were so powerful and motivating, that his teachings became widely respected and one of the oldest religions of the world, Buddhism,  was born.

Ram Bahadur Bomjan’s powers:

Ram Bahadur Bomjan, has things common to Gautam Buddha. Bomjan carries a sword for self-defense, can meditate for months without food or water, has appeared and disappeared on a few occasions and has views very similar to those of Buddha.

Only time will tell what Ram Bahadur Bomjon does for human kind, but as I write this, people are lining up to get a glimpse of who they believe is the reincarnation of Gautam Buddha. The Buddha Boy!

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Jennifer Aniston blasts Angelina Jolie for a 2006 Vogue interview!

Jennifer Aniston gets back at Angelina Jolie with her Vogue interview opportunity

Old Vogue covers with Aniston
Old Vogue covers with Aniston

The former F.R.I.E.N.D.S. star Jennifer Aniston said Angelina Jolie shouldn’t have revealed details of her romance with Brad Pitt during shooting of the movie “Mr and Mrs Smith” as Pitt and Aniston were married at that time.

Jolie on Vogue cover 2006
Jolie on Vogue cover 2006

In an interview with Vogue magazine in 2006, Angeline Jolie mentioned details of her romance with Brad Pitt who was then married to Jennifer Aniston. And Jennifer has

“There was stuff printed there that was definitely from a time I was unaware it was happening,” Jennifer was quoted saying.

Pitt and Aniston divorced after 5 years of marriage in Oct, 2005.

“I felt those details were a little inappropriate to discuss, that stuff about how she couldn’t wait to get to work every day? That was really uncool.” Jennifer Aniston had said in her interview for Vogue magazine’s December 2008 issue, about to come out soon.

Jennifer also commented on her and Brad Pitt’s current status:

We have exchanged a few very kind hellos and wishing you wells and sending you love and congratulations on your babies. I have nothing but absolute admiration for him, and I’m proud of him! I think he’s really done some amazing things!”Aniston said

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Las Vegas is the brightest city in the world as seen from?

These Marriott World of Rewards questions are becoming simpler and simpler and I’m losing the whole “what’s the next challenge” feeling. Yesterday they asked where Mozart was born, the day before what are people from Beunos Aires called. I mean c’mon, an online quiz has gotta be ridiculously tough to look up. Dunno what you guys feel. Anyway,

Today’s Question:

Las Vegas is the brightest city in the world as seen from?

Answer:

Space

It had to be either space or moon. It can’t be moon, because it’s too far away and the only man made structure seen from the moon is Great wall of China. Wikipedia confirms this. For those who thought about airplanes, there’s a rating of brightest cities as seen from airplanes and even in that listing, Las Vegas closely follows London.

Because Las Vegas is situated in the middle of nowhere, when aircrafts fly over Las Vegas, the pilots see a big blob of light in the middle of darkness. It’s not the same from space. Generally infrared or other technology is used to find which is the brightest city.

Las Vegas has heavy external lighting all through the strip and this Sin City is thus the brightest city in the World, when seen from space!

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I’m a WordPress top blogger! again! Thanks for the hawt post wordpress!

When I first blogged about becoming a WordPress top blogger, I was excited as a child at getting into the top blogs, top posts and growing blogs category on WordPress. After that day, it became a pretty regular thing. There have been 7 more days, including today when CafeArjun.com appeared in the top bloggers page and my posts on top posts and a couple of them as “Hawt posts” (ones that appear as the main post on WordPress.com) on the WordPress.com homepage (max honor for any blogger).

Here are some trophies in form of images, of which, thanks to WordPress (I’m in love with you WordPress !! 🙂 ), I’m very proud of:

My top blogging stats - CafeArjun.com
My top blogging stats - CafeArjun.com
Hawt post on WordPress.com
Hawt post on WordPress.com

There are various other screen shots with different posts on the WordPress.com homepage, but really can’t be bothered to upload all.

Highlights:

Top Blog number 71 – 4th of November 2008

Top Blog number 54 – 5th of November 2008

Top Post number 93 – 5th of November 2008 – Did Katt Williams die in a plane crash?

Top post number 79 – 6th November 2008 – Bobby Jindal 2012

Top blog number 73 – 6th of November 2008

Top blog #53 on 7th Nov 2008

Top post #91 on 7th November 2008 – Bobby Jindal – President 2012

Top blog #41 on 8th November 2008

Top post #12 on 8th Nov 08 – Compaq review

Top blog #34 on 9th of November 2008

Top post #50 on 9th Nov 2008 for HP Compaq review

Top blog #58 on the 10th of Nov 2008

Top post #64 – 11th of November 2008 = Bobby Jindal

Top blog number 54 on the 11th of November 2008

Just want to thank WordPress for giving me a great platform to blog and super solid, robust interface, hosting and services. I have blogged with Blogspot, Blogger, Hubpages, Live pages and many more (as I work in the SEO industry), but have never come across something as brilliant as WordPress. Plus, with the brand new WordPress 2.7, this is just going to improve.

I’ll soon write an article about external tools I use when I blog. A post called “How to blog successfully”. Hopefully real soon.

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In what other Austrian city was Mozart born?

This is today’s question on Marriott world of rewards, and for those like me, looking for the answer to the question:

In what other Austrian city was Mozart born?

The answer is:

Salzburg

Beautiful Salzburg in Austria, where Mozart was born.
Beautiful Salzburg in Austria, where Mozart was born.
Mozart
Mozart

A little about Mozart: Mozart (Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – full name) was born in the fourth largest Austrian city of Salzburg. He’s most popular for his symphonic classical music compositions. Born into a professional music loving family, Mozart was a child prodigy and could read and write music at the age of 5. In his middle years, he moved to Vienna (called the City of music) where he found mass acclaim and popularity. The musical genius died at a young age of 35.

Beethoven, who later went on to become a historical musician, initially wrote much of Mozart’s music, but all under Mozart’s name.

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Which theme park can be found in Orlando? Walt Disney World

Welcome back participants of Marriott World of Rewards. If you’re new, welcome to the group. Today’s city is Orlando, USA and the question is pretty simple:

Which theme part can be found in Orlando?

Answer is:

Walt Disney World

This is one of the easiest to find answers, unlike ones about Honk Kong and Moscow, which were a bit tricky.

Walt Disney World - Most visited resort in the world - In Orlando, Florida.
Walt Disney World - Most visited resort in the world - In Orlando, Florida.

Few facts about Walt Disney World

  1. Most visited collection of theme parks and water parks in the world.
  2. Largest recreational resort in the world.
  3. Technically speaking, Walt Disney World is not a theme park, it is a resort that contains 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, 23 hotels, various shopping places, restaurants and entertainment venues.
  4. It’s located in South west Orlando.

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All the best winning!

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Related Searches: Which theme park can be found in Orlando, Orlando theme park, Orlando theme parks, Walt Disney world, Disney World, Walt Disney World resorts Orlando, Walt Disney world Orlando Florida, Disney World Orlando Florida.

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Misspelled keywords costitute 1% of the all market. Reddif? No damnit, it’s Rediff.com

Hillary Clinton speaking - Check the spelling of tomorrow in the background! ;)
Hillary Clinton speaking – Check the spelling of tomorrow in the background! 😉

Misspelled words – keywords, keyphrases market a whopping 1%!

On coming across some top searches today, I saw “reddif.com”, which is a common misspelling of the popular site rediff.com. The other day I attended an internet marketing seminar. They talked about the importance of optimising a site for misspelt keywords. It is estimated that the misspelled keywords’ market is approximately 0.9% to 1%.

Now image, if you start a business, where all you do is, get the top 1000 most searched keywords or keyphrases world-wide, do your research on what are the most obvious and most recurring misspelt versions of those keyphrases are, and create different web sites or blogs dedicated to those mis-spelt (well, it’s misspelled in the US, misspelt in the UK, just so you know I’m not misspelling it 😉 ) keywords. According to our estimate in the seminar, you’ll target about 1% of the entire top 1000 most keywords or keyphrases’ market. HUGE!

A misspelled road sign
A misspelled road sign

If you do that, and further monetise (UK) or monetize (US) it using Google Adsense or any other ads, you’ll be a millionaire in less than 6 months! Now how’s that for a business eh?

There is a catch! – With almost 80% people using Google, and Google becoming more and more intelligent by the day, if you do search for a commonly misspelled word, you’ll be most often shown results with the correct spelling. I hope everyone knows about domain squatting? That’s when mean people book and keep every possible spelling permutation & combination of a popular domain name. How about trying a few combinations for Rediff?

Redif.com – Squatted.
Reddif.com – Squatted, has a page rank 2 (people have linked to the wrong url)
Redifff.com – Squatted, has a PR 1

Can you think of another combination? Go ahead, if it is a possible misspelling, it’ll be squatted. If it isn’t go ahead and squat it. You never know when they come banging on your door, offering you money for that domain, furthermore, by showing relevant ads, you’ll make perennial money anyway.

A common misspelling of facebook.com – FACEBOOOK.com (3 Os) has an alexa rank of under 2000. Thats over a million people every year!!

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Big Ben became functional in London on 7th September 1859

There is a question that rules the Google trends charts every morning. Where it originates from is still a mystery, but AMERICA wants to know the answer.

Today’s question is:

What happened in London on September 7th, 1859?

Answer:

Big Ben became operational

A gigantic time machine that sits inside the houses of Parliament in London and is the icon for which London is most famous. The hours hand is 9 feet long and minutes hand is 14 feet long.

Big Ben and the London Eye (slightly visible) at night. Majestic!
Big Ben and the London Eye (slightly visible) at night. Majestic!

My Question!

Why is Big Ben called Big Ben? Lets see if you can find that out. 😉

Related searches:

London September 7 1859, Big Ben, London September 7th 1859, London on september 7th 1859, september 7th 1859, what happened in London on september 7th 1859

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Moscow has the world’s greatest number of Billionaires! What??

Talking of most Billionaires in a city, people think of either New York or London, but the city with the most Billionaires is Moscow!

Moscow has 74 billionaires as of the 1st of May 2008. What’s amazing is that the average worth of these 74 billionaires is 6 billion US dollars! Now where do these Russians make their money from? How do they have these massive palaces? Are these people who inherited the money or are they self made billionaires?

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Moscow’s top 10 richest people (billionaires)

  1. Mikhail Khodorkovsky – Worth $15.2bn
  2. Roman Abramovich – Worth $12.5bn
  3. Victor Vekselberg – Worth $5.9bn
  4. Mikhail Prokhorov – Worth $5.4bn
  5. Vladimir Potanin – Worth $5.4bn
  6. Mikhail Friedman – Worth $5.2bn
  7. Vladimir Lisin – Worth $4.8bn
  8. Oleg Deripaska – Worth $4.5bn
  9. Alexsei Mordashov – Worth $4.5 bn
  10. Vagit Alekperov – Worth $3.9bn

Top 10 cities with most billionaires

  1. Moscow (Russia)- 74 billionaires (highest)
  2. New York (United States of America) – 71 billionaires
  3. London (United Kingdom) – 36 billionaires
  4. Istanbul (Turkey) – 34 billionaires
  5. Hong Kong (China) – 30 billionaires
  6. Los Angeles (United States of America) – 24 billionaires
  7. Mumbai (India) – 20 billionaires
  8. San Francisco (United States of America) – 19 billionaires
  9. Dallas (United States of America) – 15 billionaires
  10. Tokyo (Japan) – 15 billionaires

More at: http://www.forbes.com/2008/04/30/billionaires-london-moscow-biz-billies-cz_cv_0430billiecities.html