MOVIE REVIEW: The Adventures Of Tintin – The Secret Of The Unicorn.

The movie starts with the purchase of a cheap model of a ship named the unicorn by Tintin and his dog snowy from in a marketplace. Evading offers for Ivan Ivanovich Sakharine and Barnaby who were desperately trying to buy the model, Tintin takes it home where it is broken during a chase of a neighbor’s cat by snowy. On breaking, a scroll falls out from within the ships mast which remains unseen by Tintin despite Snowy’s efforts to draw his attention to it.

Angry at snowy for breaking his model and somewhat perplexed by the behavior of the men who were so desperately trying to obtain the model, Tintin goes to the library where he finds out the mysterious past of the sunken ship which is said to carry tobacco and other hidden treasures.

on returning home from the library he finds his apartment in a mess and the broken model of the ship stolen and proceeds to meet the only person he could think of who stole it, Ivan Ivanovich Sakharine at his house, Marlinspike hall.  He sees an identical model, but gets convinced it’s a different one and returns home. Barnaby is then shot while trying to warn Tintin about the dangers he was getting into and Tintin is shot at as well.

after a conversation with Thomson and Thompson, Tintin was returning home when he was abducted and kidnapped by Ivan Ivanovich Sakharine’s men and kept prisoner on board the SS Karaboudjan.
on regaining his consciousness he escapes to captain haddock who is perpetually drunk and together along with snowy they escape the ship on a lifeboat. Ivan Ivanovich Sakharine’s tries to relocate them are in vain as they capture the plane sent by him to find them and head towards the Bagghar port in morocco but crash in a desert on their way.

Due to a lack of alcohol, Captn. Haddock starts hallucinating about his ancestor who was the captain of the unicorn ship and during a fierce battle between him and a pirate named Red Rackham – Ivan Ivanovich Sakharine’s ancestor – loses, and chooses to sink the ship along with the treasures it held instead of letting it fall into the hands of the pirate. He tells Tintin this story along with the information of there being three models of the ship, each containing a scroll which when put together reveal the location of the sunken ship.

In Bagghar, they learn the second scroll is with a rich, wealthy man named Omar Ben Salaad who has incased it in a bullet-proof box. Ivan Ivanovich Sakharine plots to hold a concert with a famous singer whose powerful voice would crack the glass after which his trained hawk would swoop down and obtain the scroll. Possessing two scrolls, Ivan Ivanovich Sakharine proceeds back to Europe where he is ambushed by Thomson and Thompson whom he escapes from. This is followed by a battle between Sakharine and Captn. Haddock who like their ancestors engage in swordfight using dockside cranes, swords, and even bottles of whiskey. Haddock is eventually victorious and Sakharine is promptly arrested by Thomson and Thompson.

They then visit marlinspike hall, the indicated location and together find the third scroll down in the wine cellar behind a false wall. They also find some of the treasure, and putting the three scrolls together, the location of the sunken ship with the remaining treasures. They agree to go on their final adventure to find the sunken ship and with this, the movie comes to an end.

(Reference source : Ishaan Mehra.)


Here’s a challenge for all you smart ones !

These are pretty clever. Don’t rush. Study each picture and try to determine what it represents before looking at the answer below the picture.

Put on your thinking caps.





Doctor Pepper


pool table


Tap dancers


Card Shark


The King of Pop


I Pod




Knight mare


Hole Milk


Light Beer


Get ’em all?
Com’on be honest!

Insane. I Can’t BELIEVE i didn’t get this one.


Which way is the bus below traveling?

To the left or to the right?

Can’t make up your mind?
Look carefully at the picture again.

Still don’t know?. Look again… 


Pre-schoolers all over the United States
were shown this picture asked the same question.
90% of the pre-schooler’s gave this answer.

‘The bus is traveling to the left.’

When asked, ‘Why do you think the bus is traveling to the left?’

They answered:
‘Because you can’t see the door to get on the bus.’ 

How do you feel now ???


I know, me too.

Must Read! 3-Minute Management Course.

Lesson 1
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing
up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in
a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the
next-door neighbour.  Before she says a word, Bob says, “I’ll give you
£800 to drop that towel.”  After thinking for a moment, the woman drops
her towel and stands naked in front of Bob. After a few seconds, Bob hands
her £800 and leaves.  The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back
upstairs.  When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, “Who was
that?” “It was Bob the next door neighbour,” she replies. “Great!” the
husband says, “did he say anything about the £800 he owes me?”
Moral of the story:
If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with
your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable

Lesson 2

A priest offered a Nun a lift. She got in and crossed her legs,
forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After
controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg.The nun said,
“Father, remember Psalm 129?”  The priest removed his hand. But, changing
gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said,
“Father, remember Psalm 129?” The priest
apologized “Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.” Arriving at the convent,
the nun went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to
look up Psalm 129.  It said, “Go forth and seek, further up, you will
find glory.”
Moral of the story:
If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great

Lesson 3
A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to
lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes
out. The Genie says, “I’ll give each of you just one wish.” Me first! Me
first!” says the admin clerk. “I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a
speedboat, without a care in the world.” Puff!  She’s gone.  Me next! Me
next!” says the sales rep. “I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach
with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the
love of my life.” Puff!  He’s gone. “OK, you’re up,” the Genie says to the
manager.  The manager says, “I want those two back in the office after
Moral of the story:
Always let your boss have the first say

Lesson 4
An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing.  A small rabbit saw
the eagle and asked him, “Can I also sit like you and do nothing?” The
eagle answered: “Sure, why not.”  So, the rabbit sat on the ground below
the eagle and rested.  All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the
rabbit and ate it.
Moral of the story:
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be very, very high up.

Lesson 5

A turkey was chatting with a bull. “I would love to be able to
get to the top of that tree,” sighed the turkey, “but I haven’t got the
energy.”  “Well, why don’t you nibble on some of my droppings?” replied
the bull.  They’re packed with nutrients.”  The turkey pecked at a lump of
dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest
branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached
the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly
perched at the top of the tree.  He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who
shot him out of the tree.
Moral of the story:
Bullsh!t might get you to the top, but it won’t keep you there.

Lesson 6
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird
froze and fell to the ground into a large field.  While he was lying
there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him.  As the frozen bird lay
there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The
dung was actually thawing him out!  He lay there all warm and happy, and
soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird
singing and came to investigate.  Following the sound, the cat discovered
the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.
Morals of the story:
(1) Not everyone who sh!ts on you is your enemy
(2) Not everyone who gets you out of sh!t is your friend
(3) And when you’re in deep sh!t, it’s best to keep your mouth shut!

This ends the 3-minute management course
Have a great weekend

Some interesting information hidden in famous logos!


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This logo doesnt seem to hide much at first sight, but it gives you a little insight in the philosophy behind the brand. First of all, the yellow swoosh looks like a smile: want to have the best customer satisfaction. The swoosh also connects the letters a and z, meaning that this store has everything from a to z.




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This is probably one of the best known logos with a hidden meaning. If you look closely, youll see an arrow thats formed by the letters E and x. This arrow symbolizes speed and precision, two major selling points of this company.




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Continental is a manufacturer of tyres. You could actually see this in their logo, because the first two letters create a 3-dimensional tyre.




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Toblerone is a chocolate-company from Bern , Switzerland . Bern is sometimes called The City Of Bears. They have incorporated this idea in the Toblerone logo, because if you look closely, youll see the silhouette of a bear.


Baskin Robins


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The old logo of Baskin Robbins had the number 31 with an arc above it. The new logo took this idea to the next level. The pink parts of the BR still form the number 31, a reference to the 31 flavours.


Sony Vaio


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Sony Vaio is a well known brand of laptops. But did you know that the name Vaio logo also had a hidden meaning? Well, the first two letters represent the basic analogue signal. The last two letters look like a 1 and 0, representing the digital signal.




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Carrefour is one of the biggest European retailers, and its also French for crossroads. The logo symbolizes this word via two opposite arrows. They also added the first letter of the name, because if you look closely youll see the letter C in the negative space between the two arrows.




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Unilever is one of the biggest producers of food, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. They produce a huge amount of different products and they wanted to reflect this in their logo. Each part of the logo has a meaning. For example: the heart represents love, care and health – feeling good, a bird is a symbol of freedom. Relief from daily chores – getting more out of life.


Formula 1


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At first, this logo might not make much sense. But if you look closely, youll see the number 1 in the negative space between the F and the red stripes. I also love how this logo communicates a feeling of speed.


Sun Microsystems


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The Sun logo is one of the most famous ambigrams in the world. You can read the brand name in every direction; both horizontally and vertically. This logo was designed by professor Vaughan Pratt of the Stanford University .




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The NBC (National Broadcasting Company) is one of the biggest American television networks. I think most of you have already seen the peacock in this logo. The peacock has 6 different tail feathers, referring to the six divisions at the time that this logo was created. The peacocks head is flipped to the right to suggest it was looking forward, not back.

An incident of Lateral Thinking :)

Many years ago in a small Indian village, a farmer had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to a crooked village moneylender & having a very fit daughter.
The moneylender, who was old and mingy, fancied the farmer’s beautiful daughter. So he proposed a bargain. He said he would forgo the farmer’s debt if he could marry his daughter. Both the farmer and his daughter were horrified by the proposal.
So the cunning money-lender suggested that they let Providence decide the matter. He told them that he would put a blackpPebble and a white pebble into an empty money bag. Then the girl would have to pick one pebble from the bag.
1) If she picked the black pebble, she would become his wife and her father’s debt would be forgiven.
2) If she picked the white pebble she need not marry him and her father’s debt would still be forgiven.
3) But if she refused to pick a pebble, her father would be thrown into  jail.
They were standing on a pebble strewn path in the farmer’s field. As they talked, the  moneylender bent over to pick up two pebbles. As he picked them up, the sharp-eyed  girl noticed that he had picked up two black pebbles and put them into the  bag.
He then asked the girl to pick a pebble from the bag.
Now, imagine that you were standing in the field. What would you have done if you were the girl? If you had to advise her, what would you have told her?
Careful analysis would produce three possibilities:-
1. The girl should refuse to take a pebble.
2. The girl should show that there were two black pebbles in the bag and expose the  money-lender as a cheat.
3. The girl should pick a black pebble and sacrifice herself in order to save her father from his debt and imprisonment.
Just take a moment to ponder over the story. The above story is used with the hope that it will make us appreciate the difference between lateral and logical thinking.
The girl’s dilemma cannot be solved with traditional logical thinking. Think of the consequences if she chooses the above logical answers.
What would you recommend to the girl to do?
Well, here is what she did………
The girl put her hand into the moneybag and drew out a pebble. Without looking at it, she fumbled and let it fall onto the pebble-strewn path, where it immediately got lost among all the other pebbles.
“Oh, how clumsy of me….” she said, “but never mind, if you look into the bag for the one that is left, you will be  able to tell which pebble I picked.”
Since the remaining pebble is black, it must be assumed that she had picked the white one.
And since the money-lender dared not admit his dishonesty, the girl changed what seemed an impossible situation  into an extremely advantageous one.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Most complex problems do have a solution. It is only that we don’t attempt to think. 

Now you know more!

 Interesting Little Thoughts…

‘Stewardesses’  []  is the longest word typed with only the left hand .. 

And ‘lollipop’  []  is the longest word typed with your right hand.  (Bet you tried this out mentally, didn’t you?) 

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple. [] []


‘Dreamt’ is the only English word that ends in the letters ‘mt’. (Are you doubting this?)
Our eyes  []  are always the same size from birth, but our nose [] and ears  []never stop growing.


The sentence: ‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’ uses every letter of the alphabet.   (Now, you KNOW you’re going to try this out for accuracy, right?) 

The words ‘racecar,’  []  ‘kayak’  []  and ‘level’  [] are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).   (Yep, I knew you were going to ‘do’ this one.) 




There are only four words in the English language which end in ‘dous’: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. (You’re not doubting this, are you?) 

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: ‘abstemious’ and ‘facetious.’ (Yes, admit it, you are going to say, a e i o u) 
TYPEWRITER   []   is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.   (All you typists are going to test this out) 

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.     []

A goldfish  []  has a memory span of three seconds. (Some days that’s about what my memory span is.) 

A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. []

A shark  []  is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail  []  can sleep for three years.   (I know some people that could do this too.!) 
Almonds are a member of the peach  []  family.

An ostrich’s eye[] is bigger than its brain. 
(I know some people like that also)

Babies [] are born without kneecaps.  They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age. 
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.  []

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated. 

If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction. 

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors 

Peanuts  []  are one of the ingredients of dynamite! []

Rubber bands[] last longer when refrigerated. 
The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing. []

The cruise liner, QE 2, []moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The microwave  []  was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.   (Good thing he did that.)

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls  []  froze completely solid. 

There are more chickens [] than people in the world.

Winston Churchill []was born in a ladies’ room during a dance. 

Women blink[] nearly twice as much as men.
Now you know more than you did before!! 

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