domingo, 29 de abril de 2007

Texto a Traduzir

Pessoal andei pensando, e achei legal periodicamente colocar alguma noticia interessante em ingles para vocês traduzirem, Vamos combinar o seguinte, cada um que entrar posta nos comentários a tradução do próximo trecho do artigo. Segue abaixo o artigo

Things Computers Can Do in Movies

Source : http://theprogrammingblog.com/jokes/things-computers-can-do-in-movies/

1. Word processors never display a cursor.
2. You never have to use the space-bar when typing long sentences.
3. Movie characters never make typing mistakes.
4. All monitors display inch-high letters.
5. High-tech computers, such as those used by NASA, the CIA or some such governmental institution, will have easy to understand graphical interfaces.
6. Those that don’t have graphical interfaces will have incredibly powerful text-based command shells that can correctly understand and execute commands typed in plain English.
7. Note: Command line interfaces will give you access to any information you want by simply typing, “ACCESS THE SECRET FILES” on any near-by keyboard.
8. You can also infect a computer with a destructive virus by simply typing “UPLOAD VIRUS”. (See “Fortress”.)
9. All computers are connected. You can access the information on the villain’s desktop computer even if it’s turned off.
10. Powerful computers beep whenever you press a key or the screen changes. Some computers also slow down the output on the screen so that it doesn’t go faster than you can read. (Really advanced computers will also emulate the sound of a dot-matrix printer.)
11. All computer panels operate on thousands of volts and have explosive devices underneath their surface. Malfunctions are indicated by a bright flash of light, a puff of smoke, a shower of sparks and an explosion that causes you to jump backwards.
12. People typing on a computer can safely turn it off without saving the data.
13. A hacker is always able to break into the most sensitive computer in the world by guessing the secret password in two tries.
14. You may bypass “PERMISSION DENIED” message by using the “OVERRIDE” function. (See “Demolition Man”.)
15. Computers only take 2 seconds to boot up instead of the average minutes for desktop PCs and 30 minutes or more for larger systems that can run 24 hours, 365 days a year without a reset.
16. Complex calculations and loading of huge amounts of data will be accomplished in under three seconds. Movie modems usually appear to transmit data at the speed of two gigabytes per second.
17. When the power plant/missile site/main computer overheats, all control panels will explode shortly before the entire building will.
18. If you display a file on the screen and someone deletes the file, it also disappears from the screen (See “Clear and Present Danger”).
19. If a disk contains encrypted files, you are automatically asked for a password when you insert it.
20. Computers can interface with any other computer regardless of the manufacturer or galaxy where it originated. (See “Independence Day”.)
21. Computer disks will work on any computer has a floppy drive and all software is usable on any platforms.
22. The more high-tech the equipment, the more buttons it will have (See “Aliens”.)
23. Note: You must be highly trained to operate high-tech computers because the buttons have no labels except for the “SELF-DESTRUCT” button.
24. Most computers, no matter how small, have reality-defying three-dimensional active animation, photo-realistic graphics capabilities.
25. Laptops always have amazing real-time video phone capabilities and performance similar to a CRAY Supercomputer.
26. Whenever a character looks at a monitor, the image is so bright that it projects itself onto their face. (See “Alien” or “2001″)
27. Searches on the internet will always return what you are looking for no matter how vague your keywords are. (See “Mission Impossible”, Tom Cruise searches with keywords like “file” and “computer” and 3 results are returned.)

sexta-feira, 27 de abril de 2007

Aaahh!! Lovely Dark Chocloate!!

Dark chocolate (as opposed to other kinds of chocolate) is considered healthy, and recommended for daily consumption in small amounts to maintain a healthy heart and lower cholesterol.

Dark chocolate is also an excellent energy source because it releases slowly into the bloodstream and does not elevate insulin levels. (Indeed, dark chocolate has a GI rating of a mere 22.) As a result, the sustained energy it provides is ideal for endurance activities and even weight training routines.

If you don't like dark chocloate, start with a very mild dark chocolate such as 45-55% cacao. A good example of this is Bournville, an easily available brand (in the UK) with distinctive packaging. Mild dark chocolate will taste similar to milk chocolate and won't be too bitter. If you are more adventurous, you can get dark chocolates that go all the way up to 100% cacao (i.e., unsweetened).

The formation of whitish spots, or bloom, on chocloate is due to a separation of some of the fat in the chocolate. While it affects the aesthetics of the chocolate somewhat, it isn't harmful to eat or use chocolate that has bloomed. Bloom is related to heat and humidity, so store chocolate in a cool, dry place free of odors.

Here are some excellent brands to try: Michel Cluizel, Perugina, Wedel, Domori, Amedei, Valrhona, Neuhaus, Marcolini, Lindt, Felchlin, Guittard, Scharffen Berger, Santander, Malagasy, Weiss, El Rey, Theo, Bonnat, Pralus, Castelain, Slitti, Dagoba, Green and Black's, and Ghirardelli.Fonte : http://infinitelycrazy.blogspot.com

Quote 14

"Isn't it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do practice? "
-George CarlinFonte: http://healthquotations.blogspot.com

quarta-feira, 25 de abril de 2007

Thursday Thirteen - I can't HELP thinking...

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are low?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars,but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?

What is the speed of darkness?

If you send someone "Styrofoam", how do you pack it?

If the temperature is zero outside today and it's going to be twice ascold tomorrow, how cold will it be?

If it's true that we are here to help others, what are the others doing here?

If someone with a split personality threatens to commit suicide, is it a hostage situation?

Since bread is square, then why is sandwich meat round?

Why do you have to "put your two cents in"...but it's only a "penny for your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going to?

What did cured ham actually have?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

If you drink Pepsi at work in the Coke factory, will they fire you?

Fonte : http://infinitelycrazy.blogspot.com

Gíria - asshole

Pessoal estamos aqui pra aprender tudo de inglês então me desculpem, mas vou ter que explicar o que significa uma das gírias mais usadas em filmes de ação e que causa muita confusão na interpretação.
Essa gíria significa Babaca, cretino....
Muito ao contrário do que parece a palavra.
Quero lembrar que não devemos separar as palavras para tentar interpretá-las, dividir essa palavra mudaria completamente o sentido assim como diversas outras palavras tanto em inglês como em português.
Só para exemplificar: Imaginem que vocês são americanos e estão tentando traduzir a palavra assoalho, o que vocês iriam entender?
Outros exemplos disso postem nos comentários Galera.

Abraço

terça-feira, 24 de abril de 2007

Disappearing Colours...



Stare at the centre - all the colours around will DISAPPEAR!!!

Happy Wordless Wednesday everybody!!

Fonte : http://infinitelycrazy.blogspot.com

segunda-feira, 23 de abril de 2007

Como você está?

Hoje vou falar sobre uma expressão muito conhecida!
Quando você encontra uma pessoa, e quer perguntar como ela está... o que você diz?

Aposto que você pensou:
"How are you?"

Esta frase esta certa... mas você já parou pra pensar, se essa é a forma mais usada? Você já deve ter visto que há outras formar de perguntar a mesma coisa. Como em português podemos dizer:
"Tudo bem?"
"Como você esta?"
"Como vai?"
"Como estão as coisas?"
"E ai? Beleza?"

A forma mais usada para se perguntar como alguém esta:
"How do you do?".

Há ainda algumas frases menos formais como:
"What's up?" que seria o nosso "E ai que que ta pegando?".
"Are you ok?" "Você esta bem?"

Quem lembrar de mais alguma pode postar nos comentários!

Obs:
Caso você queira dizer que é muito bom ver a pessoa pode usar uma das duas frases!
"Nice to see you" "Prazer em vê-lo"
"Glad to see you" "Prazer em vê-lo"

sexta-feira, 20 de abril de 2007

Top 10 Answering Machine Messages

These are the top 10 answering machine messages from The World Famous International Institute of Answering Machine Messages - they're simply fantastic. Enjoy!

10. My wife and I can't come to the phone right now, but if you'll leave your name and number, we'll get back to you as soon as we're finished. ... We're painting the hall.

9. Hello, you are talking to a machine. I am capable of receiving messages. My owners do not need siding, windows or a tub, and their carpets are clean. They give to charity at the office and don't need their picture taken. If you're still with me, leave your name and home phone number and they will get back to you.

8. This is not an answering machine - this is a telepathic thought-recording device. After the tone, think about your name, your number, and your reason for calling.... And I'll think about returning your call.

7. Hi! John's answering machine is broken. This is his refrigerator. Please speak very slowly, and I'll stick your message to myself with one of these magnets.

6. Hi. This is Bart. If you are the phone company, I already sent the money. If you are my parents, please send money. If you are my bank, you didn't lend me enough money. If you are my friends, you owe me money. If you are a female, don't worry, I have LOTS of money.

5. A is for academics, B is for beer. One of those reasons is why we're not here. So, leave a message.

4. Hello! If you leave a message, I'll call you soon. If you leave the right kind of message, I'll call sooner.

3. Hi. Now YOU say something.

2. Hi. I'm probably home, I'm just avoiding someone I don't like. Leave me a message, and if I don't call back, it's you.

And the Number 1 Actual Answering Machine Message Recorded and Verified by The World Famous International Institute of Answering Machine Messages. Okay, this last one was too suggestive, some of the words have been changed changed (those are in brackets).

1. Hello, you've reached Jim and Sonya. We can't pick up the phone right now, because we're (busy doing something very special). So leave a message, and when we're done brushing our teeth, we'll call you back.

Hmmm.....Fonte : http://infinitelycrazy.blogspot.com

quinta-feira, 19 de abril de 2007

Cockroaches!! Ugh!!!!!

Roaches by the numbers...
6 -- Number of legs on a cockroach
18 -- Number of knees on most cockroaches (at least!)
40-- Number of minutes cockroaches can hold their breath
75 -- Percentage of time that cockroaches spend just resting (how lazy can you get?)
5,000 -- Number of species of cockroaches worldwide
280 million+ -- Years ago that cockroaches are thought to have originated

A cockroach can live a week without its head. The roach only dies because without a mouth, it can't drink water and dies of thirst.

Roaches can live without food for a month, but will only survive a week without water.

A cockroach heart is nothing but a simple tube with valves. The tube can pump blood backwards and forwards in the insect. The heart can even stop moving without harming the roach.

Crushed cockroaches can be applied to a stinging wound to help relieve the pain.

Roaches use their feelers, or antennae, as noses. Their sense of smell is so great, they recognize family and friends by their distinctive odors.

Some female cockroaches incubate their egg cases in their bodies until they are ready to hatch. These babies stay with their mothers a day or two after they are born.

Cockroaches can climb walls because they are equipped with a set of little claws on their feet designed for that very purpose.




Fonte : http://infinitelycrazy.blogspot.com

quarta-feira, 18 de abril de 2007

Getting a Job II

Continuando o artigo Getting a job, hoje vamos falar sobre coisas que você pode dizer durante a entrevista.

Para falar sobre sua experiência de trabalho, você pode usar frases como:
I have three years’ experience as a French teacher.

Você pode dizer também:
“I have a lot of experience as a child minder.”
“I have considerable experience as an electrician.”
“I have many years’ experience as a computer programmer.”

A estrutura da frase é:
I have…experience as a…

E para dizer o que você esta procurando e esperando do emprego???
Você pode usar uma dessas frases:
I’m looking for office work / factory work / bar work.
I’m looking for - Eu estou procurando por... eu quero encontrar... você tem que completar com o tipo de trabalho que você esta procurando:
office - Escritorio / Factory - Fabrica, Manufatura / Bar

Outra forma de dizer isso é:
I’m looking for a job in computing / in management / in accounting.

E quando ao tempo de trabalho? Você quer trabalhar meio periodo, ou integral?
I’m looking for part-time work / full-time work.
Full-time work - Trabalha 40 horas semanais.
Part-time work - Pode ser 4 horas por dia, ou 2 dias por semana.

Provavelmente a melhor maneira de encontrar a Part-time work é indo na em uma employment agency (Agencia de Empregos).
Um dos mais comuns sites pra se procurar empregos na Inglaterra é http://www.jobs1.co.uk/.

Agora vamos falar um pouquinho sobre coisas que você gosta e sabe fazer. Vejam alguns exemplos de frases:
I’m fully trained as a nurse in my own country.
I’m fully trained - quer dizer que você estudou e esta habilitado para fazer esse tipo de trabalho.
as - como: as a nurse/ as an accountant / as a chef / as a telephone engineer...
In my own country - No país que você nasceu.

Pontos Fortes e Fracos
What are your strengths and weaknesses?” (i.e. “What are you good at / bad at?”)

Claro que você vai querer falar mais sobre seus strength do que seus weaknesses.

I’m very hard working and reliable.
I’m very hard working
- significa que você sempre trabalha muito e faz o melhor.
I’m reliable - significa que a pessoa pode confiar em você, que você sempre vai pro trabalho, sempre no horário, e sempre faz as coisas certas.

I’m extremely organised and have good interpersonal skills.
I’m extremely organised - quer dizer que você é muito organizado, que gosta de ter as coisas sempre arrumadas.
Good interpersonal skills - é bom em relações interpessoais, é bom pra conviver com as pessoas.

Lembre-se que em uma entrevista você esta tentando vender seu trabalho, por isso use sempre palavras positivas como extremely / excellent...

O que você gostaria de fazer?
I enjoy working with children.

Nesta frase você esta dizendo que gostaria de trabalhar com crianças... mas você também poderia dizer: I enjoy working outdoors (outside) / in an office / in a busy environment / with the public / under pressure...

A estrutura é
to enjoy + verb + ing

Espero que isso ajude bastante vocês!
Qualquer dúvida postem nos comentários!

Wordless Wednesday...Yummy Sushi!!










I love Sushi...especially when served like this!!!





Fonte : http://infinitelycrazy.blogspot.com

segunda-feira, 16 de abril de 2007

Exceção à regra!!!!

Hy!
Sábado aprendi uma coisa interessante.
Sempre aprendemos que em inglês na afirmativa não devemos usar verbos auxiliares.
Mas em algum livros podemos encontrar :

Do you go to English class today?
Yes, I do go!!!

Isso quer dizer que você com certeza vai... o auxiliar na afirmativa é usado para enfatizar o que você esta dizendo.

Bom agora você já sabe... quando encontrar algo do tipo por ai, não se desespere... é normal...

sexta-feira, 13 de abril de 2007

Getting a Job

Olá!
Hoje vou dar algumas dicas na hora de procurar um emprego!
Vamos imaginar que você veja um anuncio de emprego em um jornal o site, e resolva ligar para saber mais informações!
Você pode dizer algo como:

Hello, I'm calling about the job you advertised in the local paper.

Note I'm calling about você esta explicando por que esta ligando, como nós dizemos, eu estou ligando sobre, ou eu estou ligando para...
Quando dizemos the local paper, é um jornal sobre a cidade... e não sobre o pais, este é um national paper.

Você já disse que tem interesse no trabalho, e agora você quer agendar uma entrevista!
A forma mais simples seria:

When can I come for an interview?

Ou ainda:

Would it be possible to come for an interview?

Você com certeza vai querer fazer algumas perguntas como:

How much does it pay an hour?
Para saber o valor da hora.
It = the job!

O mesmo pode ser perguntado assim:
"How much money will I earn every hour in this job?"

O valor que agente recebe por hora é tambem chamado de "hourly rate", sendo assim você tambem pode perguntar "What’s the hourly rate?" .

Alguns empregos não possuem valor por hora, mas são "salaried", ou seja você recebe um valor fixo por mês.

A pessoa com quem você esta falando pode dizer:
We need you to bring a copy of your CV and two references to the interview.

We need you to bring - Precisamos que você traga...
A copy of your CV - CV = curriculum vitae.

References - são cartas de empregos anteriores, falando que você trabalhava bem, chegaca no horário, tinha muitas habilidades...


Caso a pessoa não peça, você pode perguntar:
Do you need references?

Bom por hoje é só, no proximo artigo, falarei sobre possiveis perguntas e respostar na entrevista!

quarta-feira, 11 de abril de 2007

Antarctica Facts

If Antarctica's ice sheets melted, every one of the worlds oceans would rise by 60 to 65 metres

Antarctica is pushed into the earth by the weight of its ice sheets. If they melted, it would "spring back" about 500m (1 625 ft). Scotland and Scandinavia are still rebounding today after the last ice age - at the rate of half a meter a century in the Northern Baltic - the fastest place.

The cold and dry conditions in the "Dry Valleys" region of Antarctica are so close to those on Mars that NASA did testing there for the Viking mission. It has not rained in the dry valleys for at least 2 million years.

One of the biggest icebergs ever (maybe the biggest) broke free from the Ross ice shelf in Antarctica in 2000.It was 295km long and 37km wide, with a surface area of 11,000 sq km (4,250 square miles) above water - and 10 times bigger below. Its size is equivalent to that of the Bahamas, or Connecticut.

During the feeding season in Antarctica, a full grown blue whale eats about 4 million krill (shrimp-like creatures) per day , that's 4 tons - every day for 6 months. What they eat daily would feed a human for 4 years!

Antarctic fish have lived at between +2°C and -2°C for 5 million years (-2°C is the freezing point of sea water, below zero because of the salt).

The freezer at your house runs at about -20°C. The mean summer temperature on the great East Antarctica icecap is -30°C and mean winter temperature around -60°C. The lowest ever temperature recorded was at the Russian Vostok station: - 89.6°C

When the Antarctic sea-ice begins to expand at the beginning of winter, it advances by around 40,000 square miles (100,000 square kilometres) per day, and eventually doubles the size of Antarctica, adding up to an extra 20 million square kilometres of ice around the land mass. That's 1.5 USA's, 2 Australia's or 50 UK's worth of ice.

Snow falling at the South Pole takes about 100 000 years to "flow" to the coast of Antarctica before it drops off the end as part of an iceberg.

The Antarctic ice cap has 29 million cubic kilometres of ice. This is 90% of all the ice on the planet and between 60 and 70 % of all of the world's fresh water. Only about 0.4 percent of Antarctica is not covered by ice.

Antarctica has a peculiar group of fish called the ice fish. These have no haemoglobin. The temperature is very low and oxygen dissolves better in cold temperatures, so there's no need. They just have a larger volume of clear blood instead and this gives them an unusually ghostly white colour, particularly their gills. They have antifreeze in their blood so they don't accidentally get frozen solid!

The largest land animal in Antarctica is an insect, a wingless midge, Belgica antarctica, less than 1.3cm long.

Samples of ice known as ice cores are regularly drilled through the ice in Antarctica by scientists. They are removed as a long cylinder of ice that gives an indication of the past going back tens of thousands of years. The properties of the ice, of dust trapped in the ice, and even of air bubbles trapped in the ice give valuable information about the earth's climate at various times in the past. Now you know exactly where you can get a drink of water that was frozen during the life of Christ.





Fonte : http://infinitelycrazy.blogspot.com

On restaurants I

Vamos imaginar que você esteja em um país de língua Inglesa, e vá a um restaurante.

Você saberia o que dizer???

Aqui apresento algumas dicas

Você acaba de chegar ao restaurante, e deseja ver o menu... Como pedir?

Do you have a drinks menu / dessert menu?
Menu, é uma palavra igual em várias linguagens, é uma listagem com os pratos servidos no restaurante... o nosso cardápio.
Em alguns restaurantes este menu pode estar dividido para “Drinks” (Bebidas) e “Desserts” (Sobremesa).
Você tambem pode querer a “wine list”:
Do you have a wine list?
Wine list” também é um menu, mas com os vinhos (wine) servidos pelo restaurante.


Como você faria para pedir algo ao garçom?
A formar mais educada de pedir é usando o Could you...
Por exemplo, o garçom traz um prato, e este esta frio... Você pode dizer:

Could you heat this up a bit for me please?

Could you” como já foi explicado é a forma mais educada de se pedir algo.
To heat something up” é esquentar alguma coisa que não esta quente o suficiente.
A bit” mostra que isto esta muito frio... Uma forma também educada de falar.

Em um restaurante ou um barzinho (pub), você esta com pouca fome, e quer uma bebida, e algo pequeno para acompanhar... Um aperitivo.
Você pode perguntar ao barman:
Do you have any bar snacks?
Pode ser um “small plate of seafood” (pequeno prato de frutos do mar), a “sandwich” (um lanche), “peanuts” (amendoins) ou “crisps” (torradas).

Espero ter ajudado!
Dúvidas, sugestões ou informações adicionais Comentem!

terça-feira, 10 de abril de 2007

The Art of Using Matchsticks










A beautiful way of using matchsticks...





Fonte : http://infinitelycrazy.blogspot.com

Comprem seus Hot Dogs!

Muitas vezes pensamos em por que isso é chamado assim? de onde veio esse nome???
Hoje li a origem de alguns nomes, e achei interessante postar aqui!

Por que as Batatas Fritas são chamadas de French Fries???
Por que as batatas fritas foram criadas na França!
Não essa não é a resposta certa. O French não vem do pais mas sim da forma como a batata esta. Um alimento cortado em tirar é um alimento "frenched".
Assim, são tiras (French) de batata (potatoes) fritas (fried), conhecidas como "French Fries Potatos", ou simplesmente "French Fries".

Por que Hamburguer?
A primeira vista parece uma mistura de Ham, com Burger, mas por que se ele não tem ham (Presunto)? Na verdade esse nome surgiu na cidade de Hamburgo na Alemanha, como "Hamburg steak" quando chegou nos Estados Unidos o nome foi encustado para Hamburguer.

E finalmente
Por que Hotdog?
No inicio o hotodog era chamado de "Frankfurter" pois surgiu na cidade de Frankfurter na Alemanha.
Desde o começo o pessoal o chamava de "daschund sausage" (salsicha daschund),
daschund era um cachorrinho magro e comprido, e o Frankfurter parecia muito com ele. Nos Estados Unidos a salsicha alemã era muito famosa, e o pessoal comprava o novo lanche dos ambulantes que gritava Comprem seu "daschund sausage" enquanto eles estão "red hot" (Aquecidas ao rubro). Ted Dorgan, um cartunista famoso da época, achava isso tão engraçado que em seu cartum mostrou os ambulantes vendendo cães daschund em um pão e gritando compre seus cachorros quentes! Depois disso o nome pegou!

quinta-feira, 5 de abril de 2007

Chocolateism

There are about 5 to 10 milligrams of caffeine in one ounce of bittersweet chocolate, 5 milligrams in milk chocolate, and 10 milligrams in a six-ounce cup of cocoa; by contrast, there are 100 to 150 milligrams of caffeine in an eight-ounce cup of brewed coffee. You would have to eat more than a dozen Hershey Bars, for example, to get the amount of caffeine in one cup of coffee.

Chocolate has great value as an energy source. A single chocolate chip provides sufficient food energy for an adult to walk 150 feet; hence, it would take about 35 chocolate chips to go a mile, or 875,000 for an around-the-world hike.

Although chocolate is not an aphrodisiac, as the ancient Aztecs believed, chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), a natural substance that is reputed to stimulate the same reaction in the body as falling in love. Hence, heartbreak and loneliness are great excuses for chocolate overindulgence.

It is reported that Napoleon carried chocolate with him on his military campaigns, and always ate it when he needed quick energy.

While solid chocolate certainly is high in fat, just over half the calories in bittersweet, semisweet, and milk chocolate come from fat. And even though the cocoa butter in chocolate is mostly saturated fat, studies have shown that it doesn't appear to raise blood cholesterol.

It's a common myth that chocolate aggravates acne. Experiments conducted at the University of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Naval Academy found that consumption of chocolate - even frequent daily dietary intake - had no effect on the incidence of acne. Professional dermatologists today do not link acne with diet.

Ten percent of U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance of iron is found in one ounce of baking chocolate or cocoa.

Lecithin is an emulsifier used to reduce the viscosity of chocolate. It serves to lessen the amount of cocoa butter required in the manufacturing process.

Chocolate can be lethal to dogs. Theobromine, an ingredient that stimulates the cardiac muscle and the central nervous system, causes chocolate's toxicity. About two ounces of milk chocolate can be poisonous for a 10-lb puppy.

Chocolate syrup was used for blood in the famous 45 second shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's movie, "Psycho" which actually took 7 days to shoot.

Chocolate has over 500 flavor components, more than twice the amount found in strawberry and vanilla.Fonte : http://infinitelycrazy.blogspot.com

quarta-feira, 4 de abril de 2007

Thursday Thirteen - Monkey Facts

Monkeys don't eat the peals of their bananas.

Monkeys do not catch colds.

A group of monkeys is called a troop.

The Marmoset is the smallest monkey.

The Baboon is the largest monkey.

The male Howler monkey is the loudest land animal. It can be heard a distance of ten miles.

There are about 125 different species of monkeys.

A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.

Monkeys live most of their lives in trees.

In captivity, monkeys can live up to 45 years.

A mother monkey will grab a young monkey's tail to keep it from straying too far.

A monkey uses it's tail just like it uses it's hands and feet.

Sea Monkeys are not monkeys, but shrimps.





Fonte : http://infinitelycrazy.blogspot.com

Japanese Manhole Cover Art























Fonte : http://infinitelycrazy.blogspot.com

Dogs - News

Ler em inglês pode ajudar muito a desenvolver nosso vocabulário e nos acostumar com a língua.
Assim como no português, quando mais lêmos, mais aprendemos a escrever e falar. Vou postar sempre algumas noticias em inglês! Ai vai a primeira!

Cães farejadores são ameaçados de morte na Malásia

The Malaysian sniffer dogs

The Malaysian authorities say that they've received death threats against two sniffer dogs used to combat movie piracy. This report from Jonathan Kent:

Ouça a reportagem


Lucky and Flo are marked dogs. The canine crime fighters were recruited by the Hollywood-based Motion Picture Association, or MPA, to help Malaysia in its campaign against piracy and since arriving here two weeks ago they've acquired a fearsome reputation.

On Tuesday the two black labrador retrievers spearheaded a raid in the southern city of Johor Baru that resulted in the seizure of around three million dollars worth of illegally copied movies. Now domestic trade officials have told the MPA that they believe the piracy syndicates have put out a contract on the dogs. Industry sources told the BBC that the threats may be the criminals' way of signalling their displeasure to the authorities who've steadily been increasing pressure on their operations.

Malaysia's been among the top exporters of pirated films, music and software to Africa, Europe and North America. Lucky and Flo's early successes notwithstanding, the dogs do have their limitations. They can't distinguish between legitimate discs and pirated ones and despite their super-sensitive noses they still can't tell the difference between movies that are worth watching and the real stinkers.

Jonathan Kent, BBC News, Kuala Lumpur

Escute as palavras

marked dogs
cães marcados (aqui, jurados de morte)

acquired a fearsome reputation
adquiriram uma fama ameaçadora

spearheaded
lideraram

seizure
apreensão

domestic trade officials
autoridades nacionais de comércio

piracy syndicates
grupos de pirataria

put out a contract
ofereceram um contrato (aqui, uma oferta pela morte dos cães)

not withstanding
não obstante

despite their super-sensitive noses
apesar de seus focinhos super sensíveis

stinkers
gíria para algo muito ruim
fonte: BBC.com

"Amor" é a palavra favorita dos Britânicos

Uma pesquisa para saber as palavras favoritas dos britânicos revelou que o vocábulo preferido da nação é love, ou amor.

Se analisados de acordo com o sexo, no entanto, os resultados variam.

As mulheres preferem love, mas a palavra favorita dos homens britânicos é a mais longa da língua inglesa: antidisestablishmentarianism, em voga no século 19.

Ela dá nome a um movimento de pessoas que se opunham a propostas para que a Igreja Anglicana fosse separada do Estado.


PALAVRAS FAVORITAS DOS BRITÂNICOS
1 – Love (amor)

2 - Serendipity (dom de fazer descobertas felizes, em lugares inesperados, por acaso)

3 – Family (família)

4 - Sunshine (raio de sol)

5 - Chocolate

6 - Smile (sorriso)

7 – Antidisestablishmentarianism (movimento de pessoas que se opunham a propostas para que a Igreja Anglicana fosse separada do Estado)

8 - Holiday (feriado, férias)

9 - Hope (esperança)

10 - Happy (feliz)

A pesquisa foi uma iniciativa da organização beneficente I CAN, que auxilia crianças com problemas de fala e de comunicação.

Mais de 50 mil pessoas participaram da pesquisa, intitulada Wall fo Words, pela internet.

Outras palavras classificadas entre as dez primeiras posições da lista foram family (família), chocolate, holiday (férias ou feriado) e hope (esperança).

Entre os participantes do sexo masculino, a palavra football (futebol) aparece em sexto lugar.

Comentando o resultado, o especialista em lingüística David Crystal disse: "É bom verificar que, apesar das nossas pressões e preocupações diárias, tantas palavras positivas e carregadas de emoção estão aparecendo na lista".

"Me parece que não somos apenas românticos - somos brincalhões também".

Entre as diferentes nações e regiões britânicas também houve variações na lista.

A palavra preferida no País de Gales é cwtch, vocábulo galês para carinho ou cafuné.

Os escoceses escolheram numpty, abreviatura de numbskull ou numskull, que quer dizer pateta.

Na República da Irlanda, a campeã foi sunshine (raio de sol).

Fonte: BBC.com