I just got a new camera (Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS) last week and it is my first camera ever. It costs me around 200 bucks and blue in color. It is nice looking and weighted approximately around 4.41 oz./125g which is superlight for a compact camera. Few people think this camera will be a little less than other canon PowerShot series in term of features which is totally wrong since it features all of the last year most popular compact camera Canon PowerShot SD1100 plus IS(image stabilizer). It produces great quality image; minimal shutter lag; speedy performance; optical image stabilization; face detection; optical viewfinder and just about 125 g. This is a good camera for quick snap and easy to carry. So, overall I think this camera is an excellent camera with all its features and I recommend it to anyone who is thinking of getting his/her first camera and for those who want an easy operated light camera.
This is an amazing and interesting story since it happened recently (last month). Buying fossil on eBay has getting more interesting nowadays since it replaces the "real" work that a collector has to do to get a specimen and at the same time discovering a new species??. Unexpectedly, this man:Dr Richard Harrington, Vice President of the Royal Entomological Society and Deputy Science Director at the Centre for Bioenergy and Climate Change, Rothamsted Research in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, acquired the insect, an aphid, for £20 from eBay which then turns out to be a new species. His colleague Dr Colin Denholm initially spotted the item and made the purchase from an eBay member in Lithuania.
The fossilised insect is encased in Baltic amber approximately the size of a Smartie and this aphid (also known as plant lice, are small plant-eating insects, and members of the superfamily Aphidoidea. Aphids are among the most destructive insect pests on Earth). This "eBay" Aphid is thought to be dated back to around 35 to 50 million years ago and thought to be originated from tropical climate. The aphid is now housed in the Natural History Museum and a full description of the insect has been published in the Royal Entomological Society’s journal, Antenna. Dr Harrington said: “I wanted the aphid to be named Mindarus ebayi but flippant species names are frowned upon these days! I’m delighted to have a work of nature named after me – even if it is an extinct fossil!”
There you go, if you are interested with what aphid is and how this little creature is so destructive, you can always just google it with the keywords aphid and for futher reading about this eBay species go to this site Rothamsted Research
A man calls a company and orders their 5-day, 10 lb. weight loss program.
The next day, there's a knock on the door and there stands before him a voluptuous, athletic, 19 year old babe dressed in nothing but a pair of Nike running shoes and a sign around her neck.
She introduces herself as a representative of the weight loss company.
The sign reads, "If you can catch me, you can have me."
Without a second thought, he takes off after her.
A few miles later huffing and puffing, he finally gives up.
The same girl shows up for the next four days and the same thing happens.
On the fifth day, he weighs himself and is delighted to find he has lost 10 lbs. as promised.
He calls the company and orders their 5-day/20 pound program.
The next day there's a knock at the door and there stands the most stunning and beautiful woman he has ever seen in his life.
She is wearing nothing but Reebok running shoes and a sign around her neck that reads, "If you catch me you can have me."
Well, he's out the door after her like a shot.
This girl is in excellent shape and he does his best, but no such luck.
So for the next four days, the same routine happens with him gradually getting in better and better shape.
Much to his delight on the fifth day when he weighs himself, he discovers that he has lost another 20 lbs. as promised.
He decides to go for broke and calls the company to order the 7-day/50 pound program.
"Are you sure?" asks the representative on the phone. "This is our most rigorous program."
"Absolutely," he replies, "I haven't felt this good in years."
The next day there's a knock at the door; and when he opens it he finds a huge muscular guy standing there wearing nothing but pink running shoes and a sign around his neck that reads,"If I catch you, you are mine!!!"