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Thursday, August 30, 2012

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Japan toilet maker unveils 'poop-powered' motorbike | theSundaily

ECGMA says: What would the exhaust smoke smell like?

Posted on 30 August 2012 - 05:30am

TOKYO (Aug 30, 2012): Japan's best-known toilet maker on Wednesday unveiled a "poop-powered" motorcycle that can travel as far as 300 kilometres (180 miles) on a tank filled with animal waste.

Billed as the world's first waste-powered vehicle, the three-wheeler has a toilet in place of a regular seat and huge paper roll at the back.

But as a young female model climbed aboard for a test drive Wednesday, toilet giant TOTO was quick to point out that she would not supply the "gas".

"The biogas it uses as fuel is not made from human waste. It's made from livestock waste and sewage," Kenji Fujita, a company spokesman, told reporters in a Tokyo suburb.

"We hope to raise awareness among customers about our green campaign through development of environmentally-friendly products such as water-saving showerheads and water-saving toilets," Fujita added.

The company -- which makes toilets equipped with an array of features including heated seats, water jets with pressure and temperature controls, and ambient background music -- has no plans to commercialise the motorcycle. – AFP

Sorry bro, you're too young!

BBC News - Sitcom Citizen Khan prompts 185 complaints to the BBC

The six-part series follows a Muslim community worker in Birmingham

29 August 2012 Last updated at 12:06 GMT

Sitcom Citizen Khan prompts 185 complaints to the BBC

The BBC has been accused of stereotyping Muslims in its new sitcom, Citizen Khan.

The broadcaster has received 185 complaints since the first episode aired on BBC One on Monday, with some claiming it was a "tasteless depiction of Islam".

Complaints have risen overnight, however, the BBC said it has evidence of a lobbying campaign.

The six-part series follows a Muslim community worker in Birmingham.

It was created by British Muslim, Adil Ray, who also stars in the show.

Other members of the cast include My Family star Kris Marshall as a mosque manager and Shobu Kapoor, who played Gita in EastEnders, as Mrs Khan.

The media watchdog, Ofcom, said it received in the region of 20 complaints about the programme.

One viewer who complained to the BBC said the show "insulted" and "ridiculed" Islam.

"We feel though as if this show has crossed the line and we expected a comedy show but now we have witnessed a mocking show," said the viewer.

Another wrote that the content was "bigoted" and "offensive".

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It is good to change the stereotyped image of Muslims always being serious and shouting that has appeared so often in the media"

Yousuf Bhailok
Former Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain
But others, commenting on a BBC messageboard following Monday night's broadcast defended the show.

Referring to a scene in which a teenage daughter hastily changed her attire before her father entered the room, one said: "People are reading too much into Citizen Khan, especially the hijab thing, it happens!"

Comedian Humza Arshad, star of the hit internet comedy Diary of a Badman, told the BBC's Asian Network that he felt some of the jokes went "a bit too far".

"I wasn't offended but I think some other people might be. For example, the scene with the Quran. Personally I'd play it safe. Some people might complain about it - I've got similar feedback myself by the audience, the Muslim community is one of the most sensitive communities out there."

Former Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, Yousuf Bhailok said the show was "the best thing the BBC has done recently".

"It is good to change the stereotyped image of Muslims always being serious and shouting that has appeared so often in the media," he said.

"There is great humour among Muslims. I am glad it has been made."

'Split opinion'

The six-part series was created by British Muslim, Adil Ray, who also stars in the show.
Independent reviews of the show have been mixed, with the website, Asian Image saying it split opinion.

"Asians will easily identify with the over-emotional Mrs Khan, the daughter who lives a double life and the sensitive Amjad," said reviewer Amjad Malik

"It was stereo-typical because in many respects that is what comedy is about.

"The jokes were a little poor in parts but I sense the criticism is a little unfair."

Arifa Akbar, writing in The Independent said it wasn't a bad comedy, "it just wasn't new".

"Comedy doesn't have a duty to represent real people, but it does need to be funny, and while a family comedy requires a broad appeal, this is no reason to unspool recycled jokes that worked a treat 40 years ago," said Akbar.

The criticism was echoed in the Daily Star, which added: "The show's weakness isn't so much that it's a niche comedy but the fact that its style feels incredibly dated, like an old-fashioned studio sitcom from 20-odd years back."

Meanwhile, a review in The Guardian described the sitcom as "un-bold" and "safe".

The BBC said the first episode of Citizen Khan was watched by 3.6 million viewers, which it described as a "very positive start".

A spokeswoman said: "We're delighted that so many people enjoyed this new comedy and we have received a number of appreciations from members of the Muslim community and beyond in praise of the show and for creator Adil Ray, who like the family portrayed, is a British Pakistani Muslim.

"Alongside these appreciations, a small percentage of viewers have complained to the BBC regarding the show's portrayal of the Muslim community.

"New comedy always provokes differing reactions from the audience and as with all sitcoms the characters are comic creations and not meant to be representative of the community as a whole," she added.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


for all those who are into elementary science
Here are 9 great mechanical principles and inventions, which show the greatness of the human mind.

Simple animation to explain complex principles:

1: Aircraft Radial Engine

2: Oval Regulation

3: Sewing Machines

4: Malta Cross movement -
Second hand movement used to control the clock

5: Auto Change file mechanism

6: Auto Constant Velocity Universal Joint

7: Gun Ammunition loading system

8: Rotary Engine - an internal combustion engine,
the heat rather than the piston movement into rotary movement

9: Boxter Engine -
it's cylinders lined up side by side

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Why Chinese Lead In Olympics

Subject:           Why Chinese Lead In Olympics.
Here you go for the struggle of these young Chinese..

The Chinese have always been well trained physically and showed high results in sports competitions. It is not surprising, just look how they exercise, starting from an early age. It is painful just to look at these kids.