10 of the Most Memorable Manny Pacquiao's Fight

Manny Pacquiao top 10 fights
With the 52nd fight of his career coming up (against Shane Mosley), Pacquiao has chiseled his name alongside all-time pound-for-pound greats like Willie Pep, Henry Armstrong and Sugar Ray Robinson. There are have been many moments that have defined the career of arguably the world's current best pound-for-pound fighter.

Let’s take a look at his 10 best moments in the ring.

10 - Manny Pacquiao Vs. Joshua Clottey

The fight turned out to be quite a letdown, but one of the highlights of the night was Manny’s "Pompyang" punch. The Pompyang move is a double open-palm strike to the ears, resembling the clapping of cymbals. It's a trademark move popularized by the late Filipino actor, Fernando Poe, Jr., who used it in most of his action-movie fight scenes.

This illegal move may make Pacquiao seem arrogant by not taking his opponent seriously, but it demonstrates how easily the Filipino fighter can dominate in the ring.

Manny Pacquiao (145¾ lbs) beat Joshua Clottey (147 lbs) by unanimous decision in round 12 of 12.
9 - Manny Pacquiao Vs. Lehlohonolo Ledwaba

Pacquiao arrived in America in 2001 at 21 years old, weighing 112 pounds. On the second of three stops, he entered the gym of the trainer Freddie Roach. There, he formed an odd-yet-formidable combination with Roach, and one month later, Pacquiao entered the ring and defeated Lehlohonolo Ledwaba of South Africa.

The fight arguably put him on the radar, and from that moment, he went on to defend the title four times. He’s lost only one match since his American debut.

Manny Pacquiao (121 lbs) beat Lehlohonolo Ledwaba (122 lbs) by TKO at 0:59 in round 6 of 12.
8 - Manny Pacquiao Vs. Antonio Margarito

His recent destruction of Margarito, a fighter 17 pounds heavier than him, was extraordinary in many ways. Anyone who needs convincing now that Pacquiao has solidified his place among boxing's all-time elite (including Floyd Mayweather Jr.) is as blind as Margarito was on the night he was destroyed by the Filipino fighter.

Not since Erik Morales beat the Filipino superstar in 2005 has a Mexican boxer solved the Pac-Man riddle. But is Pacquiao’s nickname as the "Mexican Killer" justified? The answer seems to be a resounding yes.

Manny Pacquiao (144½ lbs) beat Antonio Margarito (150 lbs) by unanimous decision in round 12 of 12.
7 - Manny Pacquiao Vs. Erik Morales (3rd Meeting)

With the series split 1-1, Pacquiao and Morales locked fists for the third and last time.

It was this fight that marked a change in Pacquiao’s fighting style. As if he wasn’t already dangerous enough, Pacquiao began to use his right hand as a key element of his arsenal. Manny now applied tremendous power in both hands, helping to amplify an already stellar swarming style.

Manny Pacquiao (129 lbs) beat Erik Morales (129 lbs) by KO at 2:57 in round 3 of 12.
6 - Manny Pacquiao Vs. Marco Antonio Barrera (1st Meeting)

It was the first time Pacquiao went up to the Featherweight division. With this win, Pacquiao began to establish his legacy as the newest boxing superstar and the new "King of the Featherweight" division.

For Pacquiao to defeat Barrera was an achievement, but to demolish him in such conclusive fashion showed that he was to be taken seriously by his peers. As for Barrera, he managed to secure a rematch with Pacquiao (which he duly lost).

Manny Pacquiao (125 lbs) beat Marco Antonio Barrera (126 lbs) by TKO at 2:56 in round 11 of 12.
5 - Manny Pacquiao Vs. Erik Morales (2nd Meeting)

Pacquiao put his WBC International Super Featherweight title on the line in the rematch against Morales. Pacquiao had lost the first encounter with a 12th-round majority decision.

Morales escaped being knocked down twice early in the fight, once by holding on to the ropes and once by falling on the referee's body. But his resilience wasn't to last. It was the first time in his hall-of-fame career that Morales was knocked out.

Manny Pacquiao (128½ lbs) beat Erik Morales (130 lbs) by TKO at 2:33 in round 10 of 12.
4 - Manny Pacquiao Vs. Oscar De La Hoya

Can you imagine beating someone so conclusively that you actually cause them to retire? Well, that's exactly what Pacquiao did to Oscar de la Hoya. Pacquiao pummeled De la Hoya for eight rounds straight, and the fight had to be stopped because the Golden Boy was taking such a hard beating.

No title was exchanged when Pacquiao defeated de la Hoya via an 8th round technical knockout. But there was plenty of symbolism. Though very much in the twilight of his career, the much-decorated De La Hoya retired after the match and completed the passing of the torch to Pacquiao.

Manny Pacquiao (142 lbs) beat Oscar De La Hoya (145 lbs) by RTD at 3:00 in round 8 of 12.
3 - Manny Pacquiao Vs. Juan Manuel Marquez (2nd Meeting)

Four years in the making, this fight was dubbed "Unfinished Business" because of the controversial draw that ended their first encounter in 2004. This time, however, Pacquiao managed to edge out Marquez, but the result was not without controversy.

Their match was devastatingly hard-fought on both sides. Pacquiao escaped with a narrow split decision.

Manny Pacquiao (129 lbs) beat Juan Manuel Marquez (130 lbs) by split decision in round 12 of 12.
2 - Manny Pacquiao Vs. Ricky Hatton

The fighter from England went down to the canvas twice in the first round before he was knocked out for good in the second round. In the spirit of Muhammad Ali, Pacquiao looked like he was just biding his time. He then unleashed a left hook that sent Ricky Hatton to the canvas with less than 10 seconds left in the round.

I feel for Hatton, who will have to see this knockout time and again as it gets replayed on KO reels. It was one of those moments that takes your breath away.

Manny Pacquiao (138 lbs) beat Ricky Hatton (140 lbs) by KO at 2:59 in round 2 of 12.
1 - Manny Pacquiao Vs. Miguel Cotto

The most impressive Paquiao moment ever inside the ring has to be the night when he faced off against the lion-hearted Miguel Cotto.

In a legacy-cementing win, Pacquiao defeated Cotto to capture the WBO Welterweight title and WBC Diamond Belt. The win made him the first boxer ever to win seven different titles in seven different weight classes. His performance that night fixed the Filipino's reputation as one of the finest boxers of this -- and possibly other -- generations.

Pacquiao simply destroyed Cotto. Viewers could catch glimpses of Cotto’s wife wincing has he took shot after destructive shot.

Manny Pacquiao (144 lbs) beat Miguel Angel Cotto (145 lbs) by TKO at 0:55 in round 12 of 12.

Humor me? LOL!
Will Mayweather Ever Fight Pacquiao? Probably not after reading this list. To be fair, though, it's possible neither of them could compete with these Top 10: Pound-For-Pound Fighters in their prime.

10 of the Most Famous Male Vampires in Movies and Literatures

Vampires - We all know them as the viscous, blood-sucking demon whom usually from ancient times as well the major villain of an action-pack horror movies, well including the new transition from the first description to a sparkling and brooding model (twilight) pale stuff (from Twilight Movies, *which makes me irritated). I recently read a book entitled "Vampires", found this list and decided to add this stuff on my collection.

This is the list of the top 10 most well-known male vampires in movies and literatures:
1 - Dracula

Dracula is an 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, featuring as its primary antagonist the vampire Count Dracula. It was first published as a hardcover in 1897 by Archibald Constable and Co.
Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. Structurally it is an epistolary novel, that is, told as a series of letters, diary entries, ships' logs, etc. Literary critics have examined many themes in the novel, such as the role of women in Victorian culture, conventional and conservative sexuality, immigration, colonialism, postcolonialism and folklore. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, the novel's influence on the popularity of vampires has been singularly responsible for many theatrical, film and television interpretations since its publication.

2 - Count of St. Germain

The Count of St. Germain has been variously described as a courtier, adventurer, charlatan, inventor, alchemist, pianist, violinist and amateur composer, but is best known as a recurring figure in the stories of several strands of occultism – particularly those connected to Theosophy and the White Eagle Lodge, where he is also referred to as the Master Rakoczi or the Master R and as one of the Masters of the Ancient Wisdom, is credited with near god-like powers and longevity. Some sources write that his name is not familial, but was invented by him as a French version of the Latin Sanctus Germanus, meaning "Holy Brother."

3 - Henry Fitzroy

Henry Fitzroy is a character in the Blood novels: (Blood Price, Blood Trail, Blood Lines, Blood Pact, and Blood Debt) and the Smoke novels: (Smoke and Shadows, Smoke and Mirrors, and Smoke and Ashes) by Tanya Huff.
He is also a TV character in the 2007 television series Blood Ties, based on the Blood novels, that aired on Lifetime in the United States. On television, Henry is portrayed by Kyle Schmid.

4 - Mitchell

Mitchell, the tortured soul trying desperately to be human.

5 - Don Simon Christian Xavier Morado-de la Cadena Ysidro

Don Simon Christian Xavier Morado-de la Cadena Ysidro (Those Who Hunt the Night, Traveling with the Dead), old, world-weary and ruthless.

6 - Lestat de Lioncourt

Lestat de Lioncourt is a fictional character appearing in several novels by Anne Rice, including The Vampire Lestat. He is a vampire and the main character in the majority of The Vampire Chronicles, narrated in first person.

7 - Viktor

Who the Bloody-hell is Viktor? Viktor (Underworld) is one of the fictional Vampire Elders in the gothic horror-action Underworld mythos, portrayed by Bill Nighy. Viktor was a Hungarian general and warlord. As he was nearing the end of his life, Markus Corvinus, the first true Vampire, came with an offer: Immortality in exchange for Viktor's military expertise and army in dealing against the werewolf Lycans, spawns of Markus' own twin brother, William. When Markus converted Viktor, the general became a Vampire Elder. The Death Dealers were created from Viktor's army.

8 - Edward Cullen

Edward Cullen (né Edward Anthony Masen) is a fictional character in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. He is featured in the books Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn, as well as the Twilight film, and the as yet unfinished novel Midnight Sun - a re-telling of the events of Twilight from Edward's perspective. Edward is a vampire who, over the course of the series, falls in love with, marries, and has a child with Bella Swan, a human teenager who later chooses to become a vampire also. In the Twilight film series, Edward is played by actor Robert Pattinson.

9 - Angel

Angel (also known as Angelus, previously Liam) is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt for the television programs Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. He is played by actor David Boreanaz in the TV series and by Zach Hanks in the motion comic series. Angel is a vampire who is cursed with a soul, a punishment designed to make him suffer for his past crimes committed under the name Angelus. Like many characters in the Buffyverse, Angel goes through drastic changes. He starts out as a reluctant hero who stayed in the shadows, and ended up a dark, flawed, yet altruistic champion of mankind, seeking to voluntarily atone for his sins. In addition to the two television series, the character appears in the comic book continuations of both series.

10 - Barnabas Collins

Barnabas Collins is a fictional character, one of the feature characters in the ABC soap opera serial Dark Shadows, which aired from 1966 to 1971. Originally played by Canadian actor Jonathan Frid, Barnabas Collins is a 175-year-old vampire who is in search of fresh blood and his lost love, Josette. The character of Barnabas Collins was introduced to the serial in a last-effort attempt to resurrect the flagging ratings. The role of Barnabas Collins was originally intended to be a brief one, to run but a mere 13 weeks, but the popularity of the character and the quick spike in ratings resulted in his continuing on and becoming virtually the star of the show.
In the 1991 NBC revival series of Dark Shadows, British actor Ben Cross played the role of Barnabas Collins and in the recent series of audio dramas produced by Big Finish Productions he was portrayed by Andrew Collins. He will be played by Johnny Depp in the 2011 film by director Tim Burton.

10 of the Scariest Urban Stories you might knew

Scariest Urban Stories
It's Almost Halloween! Time to tell stories...

Most of us love horror stories and goosebumps in the gut, supporting these are the evidence of block buster Hollywood films like Saw series, Japanese films such "The Grudge" or "The Ring" and there's a lot I could think of. When I was a child way back 1990's, I used to watch "Regal shockers" and "Shake Rattle and Roll" movie series which I think is the best horror-thrillers on those times.

Today, I am inspired to post a Top 10 list from scary urban stories around the globe gathered to freak your heart out.(Warning: This top 10 post is not for fainter and cowards! LOL)

1 - "Humans Can Lick, Too!"

A young girl named Lisa was left alone on several accounts as her parents worked late. Her parents bought her a dog to keep her company. One night Lisa was awoken by a constant dripping sound. She got up and went to the kitchen to turn off the tap properly. As she was getting back into the bed she stuck her hand under the bed and the dog licked it.

The dripping sound continued, so she went to the bathroom and turned off the tap properly in there, too. She went back to her bedroom and stuck her hand under the bed, and the dog licked it again. But the dripping continued, so she went outside and turned off the taps out there. She came back to bed, stuck her hand under it, and the dog licked it again. The dripping continued, drip, drip, drip.

This time she listened and located the source of the dripping — it was coming from her cupboard. She opened the cupboard door, and there was her dog hanging upside down with its neck cut, and written on the window on the inside of the cupboard was, "HUMANS CAN LICK TOO!!!"

As told by Liz Langridge (Australia)...

2 - The Hook (The Hook Man)

A teenage boy drove his date to a dark and deserted Lovers' Lane for a make-out session. After turning on the radio for mood music, he leaned over and began kissing the girl.

A short while later, the music suddenly stopped and an announcer's voice came on, warning in an urgent tone that a convicted murderer had just escaped from the state insane asylum — which happened to be located not far from Lovers' Lane — and that anyone who noticed a strange man lurking about with a hook in place of his right hand should immediately report his whereabouts to the police.

The girl became frightened and asked to be taken home. The boy, feeling bold, locked all the doors instead and, assuring his date they would be safe, attempted to kiss her again. She became frantic and pushed him away, insisting that they leave. Relenting, the boy peevishly jerked the car into gear and spun its wheels as he pulled out of the parking space.

When they arrived at the girl's house she got out of the car, and, reaching to close the door, began to scream uncontrollably. The boy ran to her side to see what was wrong and there, dangling from the door handle, was a bloody hook.

As told by David Emery...

3 - The Bloody Mary

When I was about 9 years old, I went to a friend's for a birthday/slumber party. There were about 10 other girls there. About midnight, we decided to play Mary Worth. Some of us had never heard of this so one of the girls told the story.

Mary Worth lived a long time ago. She was a very beautiful young girl. One day she had a terrible accident that left her face so disfigured that nobody would look at her. She had not been allowed to see her own reflection after this accident for fear that she would lose her mind. Before this, she had spent long hours admiring her beauty in her bedroom mirror.

One night, after everyone had gone to bed, unable to fight the curiousity any longer, she crept into a room that had a mirror. As soon as she saw her face, she broke down into terrible screams and sobs. It was at this moment that she was so heartbroken and wanted her old reflection back, that she walked into the mirror to find it, vowing to disfigure anybody that came looking for her in the mirror.

After hearing this story, which was told very scarily, we decided to turn out all of the lights and try it. We all huddled around the mirror and starting repeating "Mary Worth, Mary Worth, I believe in Mary Worth". About the seventh time we said it one of the girls that was in front of the mirror started screaming and trying to push her way back away from the mirror. She was screaming so loud that my friends mom came running into the room. She quickly turned on the lights and found this girl huddled in the corner screaming. She turned her around to see what the problem and saw these long fingernail scratches running down her right cheek.

I will never forget her face as long as I live!!

As told on the Internet, Feb. 16, 1994...
4 - The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs

A married couple were going out for the evening and called in a teenage babysitter to take care of their three children. When she arrived they told her they probably wouldn't be back until late, and that the kids were already asleep so she needn't disturb them.

The babysitter starts doing her homework while awaiting a call from her boyfriend. After awhile the phone rings. She answers it, but hears no one on the other end — just silence, then whoever it is hangs up. After a few more minutes the phone rings again. She answers, and this time there's a man on the line who says, in a chilling voice, "Have you checked the children?"


At first she thinks it might have been the father calling to check up and he got interrupted, so she decides to ignore it. She goes back to her homework, then the phone rings again. "Have you checked the children?" says the creepy voice on the other end.

"Mr. Murphy?" she asks, but the caller hangs up again.

She decides to phone the restaurant where the parents said they'd be dining, but when she asks for Mr. Murphy she is told that he and his wife had left the restaurant 45 minutes earlier. So she calls the police and reports that a stranger has been calling her and hanging up.
"Has he threatened you?" the dispatcher asks. No, she says. "Well, there's nothing we can really do about it. You could try reporting the prank caller to the phone company."

A few minutes go by and she gets another call. "Why haven't you checked the children?" the voice says.

"Who is this?" she asks, but he hangs up again. She dials 911 again and says, "I'm scared. I know he's out there, he's watching me."

"Have you seen him?" the dispatcher asks. She says no. "Well, there isn't much we can do about it," the dispatcher says. The babysitter goes into panic mode and pleads with him to help her. "Now, now, it'll be okay," he says. "Give me your number and street address, and if you can keep this guy on the phone for at least a minute we'll try to trace the call. What was your name again?"


"Okay, Linda, if he calls back we'll do our best to trace the call, but just keep calm. Can you do that for me?"

"Yes," she says, and hangs up.

She decides to turn the lights down so she can see if anyone's outside, and that's when she gets another call. "It's me," the familiar voice says. "Why did you turn the lights down?"

"Can you see me?" she asks, panicking.

"Yes," he says after a long pause.

"Look, you've scared me," she says. "I'm shaking. Are you happy? Is that what you wanted?"


"Then what do you want?" she asks.

Another long pause.

"Your blood. All over me."

She slams the phone down, terrified. Almost immediately it rings again.

"Leave me alone!" she screams, but it's the dispatcher calling back. His voice is urgent.

"Linda, we've traced that call. It's coming from another room inside the house. Get out of there! Now!!!"

She tears to the front door, attempting to unlock it and dash outside, only to find the chain at the top still latched. In the time it takes her to unhook it she sees a door open at the top of the stairs. Light streams from the children's bedroom, revealing the profile of a man standing just inside.

She finally gets the door open and bursts outside, only to find a cop standing on the doorstep with his gun drawn. At this point she's safe, of course, but when they capture the intruder and drag him downstairs in handcuffs, she sees he is covered in blood. Come to find out, all three children have all been murdered.

As told by Andy B., Sep. 3, 2003...
5 - The Clown Statue or The Clown Doll

So-and-so's friend, a girl in her teens, is babysitting for a family in Newport Beach, Ca. The family is wealthy and has a very large house — you know the sort, with a ridiculous amount of rooms. Anyways, the parents are going out for a late dinner/movie. The father tells the babysitter that once the children are in bed she should go into this specific room (he doesn't really want her wandering around the house) and watch TV there.

The parents take off and soon she gets the kids into bed and goes to the room to watch TV. She tries watching TV, but she is disturbed by a clown statue in the corner of the room. She tries to ignore it for as long as possible, but it starts freaking her out so much that she can't handle it.

She resorts to calling the father and asks, "Hey, the kids are in bed, but is it okay if I switch rooms? This clown statue is really creeping me out."

The father says seriously, "Get the kids, go next door and call 911."

She asks, "What's going on?"

He responds, "Just go next door and once you call the police, call me back."

She gets the kids, goes next door, and calls the police. When the police are on the way, she calls the father back and asks, "So, really, what's going on?"

He responds, "We don't HAVE a clown statue." He then further explains that the children have been complaining about a clown watching them as they sleep. He and his wife had just blown it off, assuming that they were having nightmares.

The police arrive and apprehend the "clown," who turns out to be a midget. A midget clown! I guess he was some homeless person dressed as a clown, who somehow got into the house and had been living there for several weeks. He would come into the kids' rooms at nights and watch them while they slept. As the house was so large, he was able to avoid detection, surviving off their food, etc. He had been in the TV room right before the babysitter right came in there. When she entered he didn't have enough time to hide, so he just froze in place and pretended to be a statue.

As told by Tamra S., Dec. 22, 2004...
6 - "Buried Alive!"

My mother swears this is true:

My great-great grandmother, ill for quite some time, finally passed away after lying in a coma for several days. My great-great grandfather was devastated beyond belief, as she was his one true love and they had been married over 50 years. They were married so long it seemed as if they knew each other's innermost thoughts.

After the doctor pronounced her dead, my great-great grandfather insisted that she was not. They had to literally pry him away from his wife's body so they could ready her for burial.

Now, back in those days they had backyard burial plots and did not drain the body of its fluids. They simply prepared a proper coffin and committed the body (in its coffin) to its permanent resting place. Throughout this process, my great-great grandfather protested so fiercely that he had to be sedated and put to bed. His wife was buried and that was that.

That night he woke to a horrific vision of his wife hysterically trying to scratch her way out of the coffin. He phoned the doctor immediately and begged to have his wife's body exhumed. The doctor refused, but my great-great grandfather had this nightmare every night for a week, each time frantically begging to have his wife removed from the grave.

Finally the doctor gave in and, together with local authorities, exhumed the body. The coffin was pried open and to everyone's horror and amazement, my great-great grandmother's nails were bent back and there were obvious scratches on the inside of the coffin.

As told by Emily...
7 - "Aren't You Glad You Didn't Turn on the Light?"

Two dormmates in college were in the same science class. The teacher had just reminded them about the midterm the next day when one dormmate - let's call her Juli - got asked to this big bash by the hottest guy in school. The other dormmate, Meg, had pretty much no interest in going and, being a diligent student, she took notes on what the midterm was about. After the entire period of flirting with her date, Juli was totally unprepared for her test, while Meg was completely prepared for a major study date with her books.

At the end of the day, Juli spent hours getting ready for the party while Meg started studying. Juli tried to get Meg to go, but she was insistent that she would study and pass the test. The girls were rather close and Juli didn't like leaving Meg alone to be bored while she was out having a blast. Juli finally gave up, using the excuse that she would cram in homeroom the next day.

Juli went to the party and had the time of her life with her date. She headed back to the dorm around 2 a.m. and decided not to wake Meg. She went to bed nervous about the midterm and decided she would wake up early to ask Meg for help.

She woke up and went to wake Meg. Meg was lying on her stomach, apparently sound asleep. Juli rolled Meg over to reveal Meg's terrified face. Juli, concerned, turned on the desk lamp. Meg's study stuff was still open and had blood all over it. Meg had been slaughtered. Juli, in horror, fell to the floor and looked up to see, written on the wall in Meg's blood: "Aren't you glad you didn't turn on the lights!"

As told by Whorton...
8 - The Boyfriend's Death

A girl and her boyfriend are making out in his car. They had parked in the woods so no one would see them. When they were done, the boy got out to pee and the girl waited for him in the safety of the car.

After waiting five minutes, the girl got out of the car to look for her boyfriend. Suddenly, she sees a man in the shadows. Scared, she gets back in the car to drive away, when she hears a very faint squeak... squeak... squeak...

This continued a few seconds until the girl decided she had no choice but to drive off. She hit the gas as hard as possible but couldn't go anywhere, because someone had tied a rope from the bumper of the car to a nearby tree.

Well, the girl slams on the gas again and then hears a loud scream. She gets out of the car and realizes that her boyfriend is hanging from the tree. The squeaky noises were his shoes slightly scraping across the top of the car!!!

As told by Isabel Espaldon, 02/06/00...

Here's a story my mom told to me and my friends when I was about seven years old. You can imagine I was scared to death...

A woman and her boyfriend were on their way home from somewhere (not important) one night, and suddenly his car ran out of gas. It was about one in the morning and they were completely alone in the middle of the nowhere.

The guy stepped out of the car, saying comfortingly to his girlfriend, "Don't worry, I'll be right back. I'm just going to go out for some help. Lock the doors, though."

She locked the doors and sat restlessly, waiting for her boyfriend to come back. Suddenly, she sees a shadow fall across her lap. She looks up to see... not her boyfriend, but a strange, crazed looking man. He is swinging something in his right hand.

He sticks his face close to the window and slowly pulls up his right hand. In it is her boyfriend's decapitated head, twisted horribly in pain and shock. She shuts her eyes in horror and tries to make the image go away. When she opens her eyes, the man is still there, grinning psychotically. He slowly lifts his left hand, and he is holding her boyfriend's keys... to the car.

As told by Shirley Pugh, 02/06/00...
9 - The Killer in the Backseat

One night a woman went out for drinks with her girlfriends. She left the bar fairly late at night, got in her car and onto the deserted highway. She noticed a lone pair of headlights in her rear-view mirror, approaching at a pace just slightly quicker than hers. As the car pulled up behind her she glanced and saw the turn signal on — the car was going to pass — when suddenly it swerved back behind her, pulled up dangerously close to her tailgate and the brights flashed.

Now she was getting nervous. The lights dimmed for a moment and then the brights came back on and the car behind her surged forward. The frightened woman struggled to keep her eyes on the road and fought the urge to look at the car behind her. Finally, her exit approached but the car continued to follow, flashing the brights periodically.

Through every stoplight and turn, it followed her until she pulled into her driveway. She figured her only hope was to make a mad dash into the house and call the police. As she flew from the car, so did the driver of the car behind her — and he screamed, "Lock the door and call the police! Call 911!"

When the police arrived the horrible truth was finally revealed to the woman. The man in the car had been trying to save her. As he pulled up behind her and his headlights illuminated her car, he saw the silhouette of a man with a butcher knife rising up from the back seat to stab her, so he flashed his brights and the figure crouched back down.

The moral of the story: Always check the back seat!

As told by Emily Dunbar...
10 - The Fatal Hairdo

My mother told me a variation on this one, which proves this to be an international urban legend:

My mother grew up in Ostersund, Sweden. When she was in her early teens, when beehive hairdos were popular, she was told about a girl in her school who wrapped her hair around bread dough to achieve maximum height to her beehive.

After about three weeks of her winning hairdo she began to suffer severe headaches. She was finally taken to an emergency room, almost unconscious, where it was discovered that the dough, and consequently her scalp (really believable, that!), was totally infested with maggots.

So it's not just Americans who are gullible...

As told by Jen Rasi...

That's all folks... Happy Halloween! 8X
  • Reference/Source: About.com by David Emery, About.com Guide

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10 - Ehustleonline.com

Free work at home resource chalked with information about legitimate online jobs and home based business ideas. This site also features a free directory which helps others find work at home with benefits.
About E-hustle Online (Work from your Home) Free resources to help individuals work from their home. This site will allow others to find legitimate work at home jobs with benefits. No fees or registration required.

10 of the Must-haves Construction Drilling and Cutting Tools

must have construction tools for drilling and cutting
Having your own tools for construction (Drilling and Cutting) is important since it may lessen the budget for a certain projects and will also help shorten the time frame of the construction project. Now, do you know what are the best construction tools in the market such as drilling concretes and masonry (boulders, granites, lime stones,bricks and other masonry stuff) as well furnishing and finishing gadgets?

In finding great tools means consulting a top of the line experts (professional in terms of handy matters) that are well experience like Gilatools.com. I created a 10 list construction tools and devices for Always10 that a handy man should have. These are the tools that you can't stop yourself from telling your friends and end up buying them for your work crews or co-workers - in short, tools for getting your building homes easier.

1 – Diamond Core Bits and Drilling Machine

A perfect circle is never created by chance or by luck, and this holds true most especially in the world of construction. While in the past, spear-point bits worked wonders in creating holes, these old-fashioned tools can no longer penetrate through new types of materials. Enter diamond core bits, a diamond tool used for drilling concrete, blocks, bricks, tiles, granite, marble, porcelain, stone, and other hard aggregate materials. A perfect circle or a perfect core can be seamlessly created through top-grade diamond core bits.

Core bits are designed with a high diamond concentration for superior cutting performance, enhanced productivity, and longevity. Because of its hollow center, core bits can easily bore a circle in any aggregate material to create a hole. The result is a hole the size of the drill and a smaller “core” coming from the center. The core holds the material in place, allowing the diamond core bit to cut a clean hole all throughout the material.

2 - Wet Concrete Core Bits

You may need a specially formulated professional quality segments that provide fast cutting and long life in a variety of materials including cured concrete and reinforced concrete. It should be full range of sizes for virtually any job. This type should be use on core drilling machines and hand-held drills.

3 - Dry Masonry Core Bits

These are counterpart of wet concrete core bits with laser-welded individual segments to hold up under extreme heat and cutting pressure. A barrel vents increase air flow to dissipate heat and cool the core bit and is specially formulated professional quality segments provide fast cutting and long life in a variety of materials including concrete, reinforced concrete, brick, block and masonry. This core bit is intended for drilling on a variety of soft brick and concrete block.

Caution: not recommended on concrete and reinforced concrete.

4 – Diamond Cup Wheel

Even when you think you have encountered the toughest compound around, there is always a tool available that can tame it. In the world of construction, individuals are faced with a countless number of materials and surfaces that seem almost impossible to penetrate. But remember, with the right tools, nothing is impossible. This is when a diamond cup wheel come in handy. Diamond cup wheels are diamond tools that are used for cutting, grinding, polishing, finishing, shaping, flattening and smoothing extremely hard surfaces and materials.

A diamond is one of the hardest and toughest types of material to crack. That being said, a diamond cup wheel is a grinding wheel bonded with industrial diamonds on its periphery. The main feature of these industrial-strength cup wheels is its turbo style arranged segments, best used for faster grinding. Additionally, diamond cup wheels also have big holes for efficient dust collection. Known for its strength and agility, a cup wheel is able to withstand the pressure it gets from its revolutions, providing remarkable results.

5 - Concrete Saws

According to wiki, a concrete saw (often known as a consaw or road saw) is a power tool used for cutting concrete, masonry, brick, asphalt, tile, and other solid materials. It can be a small hand-held cut-off saw, a big walk-behind saw or other styles, and it may be powered by gasoline, hydraulic or pneumatic pressure, or electric motors.

The saw blades (see also Wood Blade) used on concrete saws are often diamond saw blades to cut concrete, asphalt, stone, etc. Abrasive cut-off wheels can also be used on cut-off saws to cut stone and steel. The significant friction generated in cutting hard substances like concrete usually requires the blades to be cooled to prolong their life and reduce dust.

6 – Safety Goggles

Goggles or safety glasses are forms of protective eye wear that usually enclose or protect the area surrounding the eye in order to prevent particulates, water or chemicals from striking the eyes. They are used in chemistry laboratories and in woodworking.
Goggles are often worn when using power tools such as drills or chainsaws to prevent flying particles from damaging the eyes. Many types of goggles are available as prescription goggles for those with vision problems.

7 - Low Angle Block Plane

These angle block planes are arguably the single most useful hand tools in the woodworking shop. Handy for trim work, end grain planing, fine surfacing of difficult woods and much more. The compact size of these planes makes them perfect for one handed work where a full size tool would be bulky and awkward. Accurately machined from fine cast iron with brass adjusting knobs.

8 - Retractable flexible rule or tape measure

Rulers have long been made of wood in a wide range of sizes. They are not however all wood. Plastics have been used since they were invented; they can be molded with length markings instead of being scribed. Metal is used for more durable rulers for use in the workshop; sometimes a metal edge is embedded into a wooden desk ruler to preserve the edge when used for straight-line cutting.

9 – A complete Wet Stone or Masonry Saw Set

This wet stone cutter is powerful to cut through hard materials like engineered stones and has built-in water feed system that eliminates the harmful dust particles which are common in dry cutting applications. It also has a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter safety feature which GFCI goes off when water enters inside the tool's housing preventing the operator from receiving electric shocks and sides handle for more stability and control.

It is able to provide perfect straight cuts which is required for quality fabrication and installation which can be use a contour/concave blades which for curve cutting operations.

10 - Stone Core Bits

This tool is specially designed supreme quality segments provide smooth and clean cutting in granite, marble, stone, tile, porcelain and similar materials and is used for wet drilling only. Of course, this tools is applicable on core drilling machines and hand-held drills for granite, marble, porcelain, artificial and natural stone.

  • Reference/Source: Images used in this post courtesy of Gilatools.com and Wikipedia.org
  • About Adrix Merkado, the author

    I'm Adrix or call me Drix from Manila, Philippines. I work for a Construction Firm's Service Quality Control Dept. Somewhere in Makati City. I am also a blogger (Newbie) and my blog Core Bit Drills is all about construction tips and tricks.

10 of the Possible Reasons why Google wants Yahoo!

A report yesterday [Oct-22-11] freaks me out this early Halloween. I mean, is this a joke? [Mashable] according to The Wall Street Journal, The Great Google is mulling purchasing Yahoo and has contacted at least two venture capital firms to help buy the company’s core business, according to a report.
Google and prospective partners have held discussions, but haven’t put forth a formal proposal to buy the search giant, according to The Wall Street Journal, which cited “a person familiar with the matter...”

Hmmm... kinda interesting topic for this week so I research and found these few reasons why Google might buy yahoo!

Here's 10 of the Possible Reasons why Google wants Yahoo!

1 - Google would be interesting to bring in Google’s very own social networking service Google+ to Yahoo’s audience of nearly 700 million unique visitors a month.
2 - The deal will help Google to get a closer access with the current Yahoo’s “premium” content publishers like ABC News.
3 - Part of Google’s attempt to bid up prices to make the acquisition more difficult for competitors such as Microsoft.
4 - Google wants to increase it current ads revenue by selling the ad space across Yahoo sites. Yahoo’s display-ad business including graphical, interactive and video ads is worth a whopping $2 billion annually. Google is the No. 1 player in Web search but in the display-ad market, Facebook is dominating the overall market with projected $2 billion in net revenue this year, with Yahoo generating $1.6 billion and Google generating $1.1 billion.
5 - Part of Google’s strategy to get in the Chinese market’s big giant Alibaba. Currently Yahoo has an approximately 43% stake in Alibaba.com with pre-tax value that worth more than $12 billion dollars.
6 - Google has pile of cash sitting in its coffer – $42.56 billion so buying Yahoo might just be another good idea to diversify its investment.
7 - Google aim to add Yahoo own’s Flickr to their existing portfolio and integrate it into Google+.
8 - Google will be able to lessen their US Corporation Taxes by gradually transfer functions from US Google search to a foreign owned Yahoo.
9 - Google aims the right answers for Yahoo!Answers.
10 - Google wants to show he's always the big daddy!

Thoughts: Well, I like the idea. You know why? I'm a big fan of Google and it will makes life easier for me. *LOL...Ciao!

10 of the World's Most Bizarre Traditions and Culture Practice

Ancient tradition may part or nonetheless buried within history books are somehow still in effect in the lives of many places around the world. Some may present barbaric or evil and some may be a product of social politics in ancient or not so distant past.

So here’s the 10 of the most bizarre traditions or culture practice around the world. (Warning: Contains adult material.)

1 - Tibetan Sky Burial

Sky burial or ritual dissection was once a common practice in Tibet. A human corpse is cut into small pieces and placed on a mountaintop, exposing it to the elements and animals – especially to birds of prey. In one account, the leading mok cut off the limbs and hacked the body to pieces, handing each part to his assistants, who used rocks to pound the flesh and bones together to a pulp, which they mixed with tsampa (barley flour with tea and yak butter or milk) before the vultures were summoned to eat.

In several accounts, the flesh was stripped from the bones and given to vultures without further preparation; the bones then were broken up with sledgehammers, and usually mixed with tsampa before being given to the vultures. In another account, vultures were given the whole body. When only the bones remained, they were broken up with mallets, ground with tsampa, and given to crows and hawks that had waited until the vultures had departed.
The Communist government of China outlawed it in the 1960s so it was nearly a lost tradition, but they legalised it again in the 1980s.

2 - Self-Mummification

Sokushinbutsu were Buddhist monks or priests who allegedly caused their own deaths in a way that resulted in their being mummified. This practice reportedly took place almost exclusively in northern Japan around the Yamagata Prefecture. Between 16 and 24 such mummifications have been discovered.

For three years the priests would eat a special diet consisting only of nuts and seeds, while taking part in a regimen of rigorous physical activity that stripped them of their body fat. They then ate only bark and roots for another three years and began drinking a poisonous tea made from the sap of the Urushi tree, normally used to lacquer bowls. This caused vomiting and a rapid loss of bodily fluids, and most importantly, it killed off any maggots that might cause the body to decay after death. Finally, a self-mummifying monk would lock himself in a stone tomb barely larger than his body, where he would not move from the lotus position. His only connection to the outside world was an air tube and a bell. Each day he rang a bell to let those outside know that he was still alive. When the bell stopped ringing, the tube was removed and the tomb sealed. You can read more about this practice here.

3 - Sati

Sati was a Hindu funeral custom, now very rare and a serious criminal act in India, in which the dead man’s widow would throw herself on her husband’s funeral pyre in order to commit suicide. The act of sati was supposed to take place voluntarily, and from the existing accounts, most of them were indeed voluntary. The act may have been expected of widows in some communities. The extent to which any social pressures or expectations should be considered as compulsion has been the matter of much debate in modern times. It is frequently stated that a widow could expect little of life after her husband’s death, especially if she was childless. However, there were also instances where the wish of the widow to commit sati was not welcomed by others, and where efforts were made to prevent the death.

4 - Foot Binding

Footbinding was a custom practised on young females for approximately one thousand years in China, beginning in the 10th century and ending in the early 20th century. In Chinese foot binding, young girls’ feet, usually at age 6 but often earlier, were wrapped in tight bandages so that they could not grow and develop normally; they would, instead, break and become highly deformed, not growing past 4-6 inches (10-15 cm). Today, it is a prominent cause of disability among some elderly Chinese women.

First, each foot would be soaked in a warm mixture of herbs and animal blood. This concoction caused any necrotised flesh to fall off. Then her toenails were cut back as far as possible to prevent ingrowth and subsequent infections. To prepare her for what was to come next the girl’s feet were delicately massaged. Silk or cotton bandages, ten feet long and two inches wide, were prepared by soaking in the same blood and herb mix as before. Each of the toes were then broken and wrapped in the wet bandages, which would constrict when drying, and pulled tightly downwards toward the heel. There may have been deep cuts made in the sole to facilitate this. You can read more about the terrible practice of foot binding here.

5 - Human Sacrifice

Human sacrifice is the act of killing a human being for the purposes of making an offering to a deity or other, normally supernatural, power. It was practiced in many ancient cultures. The practice has varied between different cultures, with some like the Mayans and Aztecs being notorious for their ritual killings, while others have looked down on the practice as primitive. Victims were ritually killed in a manner that was supposed to please or appease gods or spirits. Victims ranged from prisoners to infants to Vestal Virgins, who suffered such fates as burning, beheading and being buried alive.

Over time human sacrifice has become less common around the world, and sacrifices are now very rare. Most religions condemn the practice and present-day laws generally treat it as a criminal matter. Nonetheless it is still occasionally seen today, especially in the least developed areas of the world where traditional beliefs persist.

6 - Seppuku

Seppuku (Hara-Kiri) was a key part of bushido, the code of the samurai warriors; it was used by warriors to avoid falling into enemy hands, and to attenuate shame. Samurai could also be ordered by their daimyo (feudal lords) to commit seppuku. Later, disgraced warriors were sometimes allowed to commit seppuku rather than be executed in the normal manner. Since the main point of the act was to restore or protect one’s honor as a warrior, those who did not belong to the samurai caste were never ordered or expected to commit seppuku. Samurai women could only commit the act with permission.

A Samurai was bathed, dressed in white robes, fed his favorite meal, and when he was finished, his instrument was placed on his plate. Dressed ceremonially, with his sword placed in front of him and sometimes seated on special cloths, the warrior would prepare for death by writing a death poem. With his selected attendant (kaishakunin, his second) standing by, he would open his kimono (clothing), take up his tantō (knife) and plunge it into his abdomen, making a left-to-right cut. The kaishakunin would then perform daki-kubi, a cut in which the warrior was all but decapitated (a slight band of flesh is left attaching the head to the body).

7 - Concubinage

The photograph here shows a group of concubines standing behind their protectors (usually Eunuchs). Concubinage is the state of a woman or youth in an ongoing, quasi-matrimonial relationship with a man of higher social status. Typically, the man has an official wife in addition to one or more concubines. Concubines have limited rights of support from the man, and their offspring are publicly acknowledged as the man’s children, albeit of lower status than children born by the official wife or wives.

Historically, concubinage was frequently voluntary (by the girl and/or her family’s arrangement), as it provided a measure of economic security for the woman involved. Involuntary, or servile, concubinage sometimes involves sexual slavery of one member of the relationship, typically the woman.

8 - Eunuchs

First off, in case you are confused, the photograph above is of a male Eunich. A eunuch is a castrated man; the term usually refers to those castrated in order to perform a specific social function, as was common in many societies of the past. In ancient China castration was both a traditional punishment (until the Sui Dynasty) and a means of gaining employment in the Imperial service. At the end of the Ming Dynasty there were 70,000 eunuchs in the Imperial palace. The value of such employment—certain eunuchs gained immense power that may have superseded that of the prime ministers—was such that self-castration had to be made illegal. The number of eunuchs in Imperial employ had fallen to 470 in 1912, when their employment ceased
Eunuchs castrated before puberty were also valued and trained in several cultures for their exceptional voices, which retained a childlike and other-worldly flexibility and treble pitch. Such eunuchs were known as castrati. Unfortunately the choice had to be made at an age when the boy would not yet be able to consciously choose whether to sacrifice his sexual potency, and there was no guarantee that the voice would remain of musical excellence after the operation.

9 - Dueling

As practised from the 15th to 20th centuries in Western societies, a duel was a consensual fight between two people, with matched deadly weapons, in accordance with rules explicitly or implicitly agreed upon, over a point of honor, usually accompanied by a trusted representative (who might themselves fight), and in contravention of the law.

The duel usually developed out of the desire of one party (the challenger) to redress a perceived insult to his honor. The goal of the duel was not so much to kill the opponent as to gain “satisfaction,” i.e., to restore one’s honor by demonstrating a willingness to risk one’s life for it.

Duels could be fought with some sort of sword or, from the 18th Century on, with pistols. For this end special sets of duelling pistols were crafted for the wealthiest of noblemen. After the offence, whether real or imagined, the offended party would demand “satisfaction” from the offender, signalling this demand with an inescapably insulting gesture, such as throwing the glove before him, hence the phrase “throwing down the gauntlet”.

10 - Geisha

The full traditions of the Geisha have now been replaced with a modern system. Once Geisha were plentiful in number. In 1900s, there were over 25,000 geisha. In the early 1930s, there were 80,000 geisha. Most geisha were in Kyoto, the old capital city of Japan. Nowadays, there are less than 10,000 geisha left. In Tokyo, there are only 100 geisha left. However, true geisha are much more rare. Modern geisha are not bought from poor families and brought into the geisha house as children. Becoming a geisha is now entirely voluntary, and women who are not the children of geisha can now become geisha. However the training remains as rigourous as before. Young girls have to be very committed to learn the art of traditional Japanese dancing, singing, music, and much more.

Traditional Geisha did not offer the services of prostitution, though some modern ones are rumoured to.

10 of the Best Alternatives to Google AdSense (Monetize Online)

Alternatives to Google AdSense
Making money online is one of the many reasons why fellow bloggers keeps on blogging. As bloggers, we aim to share information that we think is something to be shared as well as to get traffic in respected blogs. Of course, bunch of visitors means a great conversion to our online revenues as a take back from giving or spreading valuable info’s throughout the web.

Recently, I meet someone online talking about his site or blog being dismissed or banned by Google Adsense. For those who don’t know what this Adsense is. Google Adsense is a service of Great Google to help blogs/website owners and counterpart to monetize or earn something from their blogs/website by putting some ads on them. (See 10 of Google Adsense Do's and Don'ts for Web Publishers)

Going back to the story, Google Adsense dismissed the Adsense account of this inconsequential friend of mine. He was earning good amount in Adsense for almost 2 years and now he feels so low though still striving. He asked me if there are other alternatives aside from Google Adsense and so *Click!

So here’s my new post for this week – 10 of the best alternatives aside from Google Adsense.

1 - AdBrite

AdBrite is the largest independent ad exchange, reaching 300 million global unique visitors every month, including more than 150 million in the U.S. With site-level transparency and an open platform for data providers and real-time bidders to plug into, we maximize selection and control for advertisers and publishers. Leveraging first- and third-party audience data for advanced targeting is dead simple, and results can be closely monitored through our superior real-time reporting and analysis.
2 - Bidvertiser

In 2003, Bpath spotted the need of website owners to sell their ad space directly to advertisers, overcoming the disadvantages of automated systems, like Google's AdSense and Overture' Content Match, where neither the advertiser nor the publisher has any control of the advertisements' quality, pricing and timing. Bidvertiser On-Site Bid Per Click offers website owners with the ability to sell their ad space, automatically, to the highest bidder, on a price-per-click basis, where the price is mostly effected by the quality and popularity of their website. Advertisers can place ads directly on sites of their choice and pay only when a visitor clicks-through their site. Bidvertiser serves text ads in all types of standard ad units, including banners, buttons, skyscrapers and inline ads.
3 - Chitika

Chitika is a data analytics company in the business of on-line advertising. Through the application of data and innovative technology in the fields of mobile, local and search Chitika has developed a vast global network that maximizes yield for both publishers and advertisers.

When Chitika co-founders, Venkat Kolluri and Alden DoRosario left Lycos in 2003 to start their own company, they sought a name that would suggest the speed with which its customers would be able to put up ads on their Web sites. Chitika, which means "snap of the fingers" in Telugu (a South Indian language), captured this sentiment and Chitika Inc. was born. Chitika introduced its online-ads service in January, 2004.
4 - Infolinks

Established in 2007 and backed by Primera Capital, we combine advanced internet technologies with advertising strategy and extensive buyer-behavior analysis to bring premium advertising to pre-screened websites and blogs worldwide. Advertisers reach global markets with local precision, via 300 million unique views across 50,000+ premium sites that work exclusively with Infolinks.
5 - Pocket Cents

The PocketCents pay per click banner advertising network is built from the ground up so we can focus on the most important aspects of internet marketing. Target markets of your industry at fixed PPC rates! Choose a local audience to place your advertisement in front of and invest in solid results. We are the next generation of online advertising.
6 - Kontera

An advertising network, providing in-text advertising and information services.
Kontera's technology is based on several proprietary semantic, statistical, linguistic, and yield-maximization algorithms that analyze online content, extract and rank topics and keywords, and then match them to relevant advertisements, content, and information. The company's flagship product is called ContentLink.

Kontera was founded in 2003 by co-founders Yoav Shaham, Assaf Henkin, and Henit Vitos. The company is privately held and backed by Sequoia Capital and Carmel Ventures. Kontera is based in San Francisco, with offices in New York City and Herzliya, Israel.

Kontera ads are well represented on the internet and used in over 1% of the top 10,000 websites ranked by traffic.
7 - Clicksor

Clicksor is a contextual advertising network which functions by allowing advertisers to match pre-selected keywords or channels within particular internet content. The advertising formats include inline text links, banners, graphical and rich media banners and pop-under ads. Payment for these ads may be on a CPC, CPV or CPM basis. The minimum charge for advertisers is $20, and the minimum payout for web-content publishers is $50.[4] Clicksor claims to be able to target via time-targeting and geographical targeting, in addition to their keyword based system.
Website owners seeking to earn revenue based on their web traffic can sign up for an account and are given the ability to place Clicksor ad code to display on their sites. Based on the advertisers’ selections of keywords, ads are distributed to these websites based on their site content and relevancy, and ads are matched to the appropriate websites. Clicksor Publishers can place an assortment of text/image banners, rich media banners, full page pop-unders and interstitial ad codes that best suit the design of their website.
8 - Exit Junction

A service of DynamicOxygen Revenue Network which enables publishers of all sizes to realize their full revenue potential without compromising their site's user experience! Our innovative ad solution provides exceptionally targeted ads with high eCPM for your ENTIRE traffic! Yes, we accept international traffic too! As our publisher you get access to a variety of unique ad formats not found elsewhere, such as Interstitials, Layer Ads, Peeler Ads, Anchor Ads, and more... And best of all you also enjoy timely payments and superb support!
9 - Dynamic Oxygen

DynamicOxygen is an online technology company with a mission to disrupt the current search-advertising market! Our company is completely technology driven and we are obsessed with constantly improving our product offerings and build our products based on customer feedback and requests. Since our founding we never lost a sight of our goal: To Lead by Innovation!

We believe in cutting edge innovation and rapid product development. No task is too big and no goal is unachievable for us! We believe in making a difference by building new products that shift the balance of power in the online advertising market! We are passionate about our technology and strongly believe in the value proposition we provide for advertisers and publishers!
10 - AdBull

AdBull, a proprietary division of Lexos Media, provides a contextual-based cursor advertising vehicle that allows content publishers of all sizes the ability to increase monetization up to 500% over other forms of contextual advertising; without displacing space on a page or affect other existing revenue streams. Adbull has been tested to provide higher engagement rates for advertisers than any other contextual advertising vehicle available!

The patented AdBull contextual based cursor ad unit is a unique and revolutionary way for publishers to add a new and non-cannibalistic revenue stream. Similar to other contextual or pay-per-click solutions, publishers enable AdBull by signing up and pasting a simple script into the pages of their websites. AdBull then conducts a semantic page analysis to determine the real-time context of each page and delivers a relevant ad directly to the user's cursor. As a publisher's content changes, AdBull automatically matches the most appropriate ads from its inventory of advertisers and advertiser feeds.

AdBull's automated advertiser interface, advertisers, like publishers stated above, have the ability to sign up and choose relevant keywords that would describe their products/services. Once approved, their ads are then served directly to their most relevant audience.

AdBull ads are only displayed for a few seconds after a user arrives... at a time when 98% of Internet users have their eyes tied to their cursor.

10 of the Best Cocktail Party and Everyday Rings (Fashion Jewelry)

Fashion and Jewelry Unite
All the latest and hottest designs in wholesale fashion jewelry will be showcased in this blog post. "This are my top 10 fashion rings which is divided into the everyday casual wear rings and the attention grabbing cocktail rings you usually see in the movies, events, even in magazines. The list composes of my subjective view as to what amazed me most. I really find these rings to be astoundingly charming and will definitely be a sure fire hit to the fashionable girls out there."

This post will only talk about fashion rings and will be followed by the top bracelet, necklaces, brooches, and earring designs. They all came from one source which is Cerijewelry.com who happens to sell wholesale fashion jewelry. As part of the fashion jewelry category, I will be detailing each subtype in separate posts. This post listed the fashion rings in no particular order. They’re just included in my ten most outstanding jewelry design. Enjoy reading and get ready to be mesmerized!

First stop would be the oh so lovely cocktail rings which as you can see are very audacious. You can spot them immediately for they are designed to be bigger and more histrionic. They are cute and as charming as any baby can be!

1 - Black Genuine Nature Stone Butterfly Ring

Combine boldness and femininity in this fashion ring. Black genuine nature stone surrounds a rhodium plated band accented with a dazzling butterfly on top, exuding style and drama in a fashion ring. Totally unique, absolutely gorgeous.

2 - Gold Plated Lemon Drop Cocktail Ring

Accent your outfit with this lemon colored fashion ring. Ring features high quality clear CZ stones that surrounds the center synthetic gemstone perfectly.

3 - Black Epoxy Sterling Silver Ring

Be fashionably forward with this chic and stylish fashion ring. A striped pattern of black epoxy and sterling silver decorates this sterling silver ring making it perfect for the young at heart. Truly gorgeous, truly in vogue.

4 - White Rose Cocktail Ring

Exhibit your love of flowers with this fashion cocktail ring. This lovely ring features an epoxy style ring that is shaped into a white colored rose and accented with champagne colored CZ stones, which is placed atop 14K gold plating. Get this beautiful ring for your amazing fashion jewelry collection.

5 - White Heart Gold Cocktail Ring

This adorable heart shaped fashion ring is perfect to show your fashionable style. Featuring a heart-cut white synthetic stone surrounded by CZ stones. In addition, the band is plated with 14K gold. Show off your style with this heart ring.

And now, its time for the everyday casual fashion rings. They complete our everyday get-up and accentuate our already beautiful physique. They are the lovely ornaments you usually see in the beautiful ladies in the subway, bus, and on the street.

6 - Rhodium Plated Black Rope Ring

This stoneless ring features a rhodium plated band. The center of the ring creates links of black ropes that gives it a modern look.

7 - Rhodium Plated Faux Sapphire Heart & Clear CZ Ring

Exhibit your amazing elegant sophisticated style with this dazzling fashion ring. This ring magnificently features a sapphire stone, which is placed atop a beautifully rendered rhodium plated band. The person wearing this ring will surely be the talk of the evening.

8 - Rhodium Plated Cubic Zirconia Bow Ring

Ribbons have never been this sweet! This rhodium silver finish ring design features a ribbon bow design. The ring is set with high quality clear CZ stones that add youth to a luxurious look.

9 - Rhodium Plated Black Epoxy & CZ Heart Ring

10 - Rhodium Plated Multicolor Cubic Zirconia Ring

This eye-catching ring features mutli- CZ stones lined side by side atop a rhodium-plated ring. Two lines of clear CZ stones are embedded on each side to add sparkle and elegance. Be fashion forward with this piece of jewelry.

  • Reference/Source: Images courtesy of Cerijewelry.com
  • About Amanda Kru, the author

    I'm a fashion jewelry blogger who loves to explore different fashion jewelry that catches my attention. I have keen eyes for beauty and sophistication and considers myself a fashion jewelry expert. Follow me on twitter!