Know : FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Facts

Totally 204 Countries across the world aimed for a spot to play the FIFA World Cup 2014, played 820 matches and scored 2350 Goals! Finally 32 countries made it to the Group Stages! No Wonder why Football has more fans around the globe.

 Group A
Brazil
Croatia
Mexico
Cameroon
 Group B
Spain
Netherlands
Chile
Australia
 Group C
Colombia
Greece
Côte d’Ivoire
Japan
 Group D
Uruguay
Costa Rica
England
Italy
 Group E
Switzerland
Ecuador
France
Honduras
 Group F
Argentina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iran
Nigeria
 Group G
Germany
Portugal
Ghana
USA
 Group H
Belgium
Algeria
Russia
Korea Republic

Qualifiers

Continent wise Qualified / Unqualified Teams

(Click on the link of the countries for more details)

AFRICA

QUALIFIED TEAMS (5)

  1. AlgeriaAlgeria
  2. CameroonCameroon
  3. Côte d'IvoireCôte d’Ivoire
  4. GhanaGhana
  5. NigeriaNigeria

NOT QUALIFIED TEAMS (47)

  1. AngolaAngola
  2. BeninBenin
  3. BotswanaBotswana
  4. Burkina FasoBurkina Faso
  5. BurundiBurundi
  6. Cape Verde IslandsCape Verde Islands
  7. Central African RepublicCentral African Republic
  8. ChadChad
  9. ComorosComoros
  10. CongoCongo
  11. Congo DRCongo DR
  12. DjiboutiDjibouti
  13. EgyptEgypt
  14. Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea
  15. EritreaEritrea
  16. EthiopiaEthiopia
  17. GabonGabon
  18. GambiaGambia
  19. GuineaGuinea
  20. Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau
  21. KenyaKenya
  22. LesothoLesotho
  23. LiberiaLiberia
  24. LibyaLibya
  25. MadagascarMadagascar
  26. MalawiMalawi
  27. MaliMali
  28. MauritiusMauritius
  29. MoroccoMorocco
  30. MozambiqueMozambique
  31. NamibiaNamibia
  32. NigerNiger
  33. RwandaRwanda
  34. Sao Tome e Principe Sao Tome e Principe
  35. SenegalSenegal
  36. SeychellesSeychelles
  37. Sierra LeoneSierra Leone
  38. SomaliaSomalia
  39. South AfricaSouth Africa
  40. SudanSudan
  41. SwazilandSwaziland
  42. TanzaniaTanzania
  43. TogoTogo
  44. TunisiaTunisia
  45. UgandaUganda
  46. ZambiaZambia
  47. ZimbabweZimbabwe


ASIA

QUALIFIED TEAMS (4)

  1. AustraliaAustralia
  2. IranIran
  3. JapanJapan
  4. Korea RepublicKorea Republic

NOT QUALIFIED TEAMS (39)

  1. AfghanistanAfghanistan
  2. BahrainBahrain
  3. BangladeshBangladesh
  4. CambodiaCambodia
  5. China PRChina PR
  6. Chinese TaipeiChinese Taipei
  7. Hong KongHong Kong
  8. IndiaIndia
  9. IndonesiaIndonesia
  10. IraqIraq
  11. JordanJordan
  12. Korea DPRKorea DPR
  13. KuwaitKuwait
  14. KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
  15. LaosLaos
  16. LebanonLebanon
  17. MacauMacau
  18. MalaysiaMalaysia
  19. MaldivesMaldives
  20. MongoliaMongolia
  21. MyanmarMyanmar
  22. NepalNepal
  23. OmanOman
  24. PakistanPakistan
  25. PalestinePalestine
  26. PhilippinesPhilippines
  27. QatarQatar
  28. Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
  29. SingaporeSingapore
  30. Sri LankaSri Lanka
  31. SyriaSyria
  32. TajikistanTajikistan
  33. ThailandThailand
  34. Timor-LesteTimor-Leste
  35. TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
  36. United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
  37. UzbekistanUzbekistan
  38. VietnamVietnam
  39. YemenYemen
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Game : Train Tasks : Logical Ability

This is an awesome game that will enhance your logical thinking ability using railway puzzle, the task is simple just route the locomotives and wagons as needed. (Wait for the flash to load)

 

 


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Know : Adorable Marbles

Who does not love Marbles ! I related it to little distant planets and moons when I was a Kid, even now it is an object of fantasy for many kids. Why we fancy about humble marbles? It is a great art also.

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marble is a small spherical toy usually made from glassclaysteelplastic or agate. These balls vary in size. Most commonly, they are about 1/2 inch to 1 inch (1.3 to 2.54 cm) in diameter, but they may range from less than 1/30 inch (0.111 cm) to over 3 inches (7.75 cm), while some art glass marbles for display purposes are over 12 inches (30 cm) wide. Marbles can be used for a variety of games called marbles. They are often collected, both for nostalgia and for their aesthetic colors. In the North of England the objects and the game are called “taws”, with larger taws being called bottle washers after the use of a marble in Codd-neck bottles.

Origin

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The Marble might be originated in Harappan civilization in Pakistan near the river Indus. Various marbles of stone were found on excavation near Mohenjo-daro. Marbles are also often mentioned in Roman literature, and there are many examples of marbles from ancient Egypt. They were commonly made of clay, stone or glass. 

Games

Various games can be played with marbles; any such game can itself be called “marbles” (cf. darts,skittlesbowls).

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One game involves drawing a circle in sand, and players will take turns knocking other players’ marbles out of the circle with their own marble. This game is called ringer but is also known by other names. Other versions involve shooting marbles at target marbles or into holes in the ground (such as rolly or rolley hole). A larger-scale game of marbles might involve taking turns trying to hit an opponent’s marble to win. A useful strategy is to throw a marble so that it lands in a protected, or difficult location if it should miss the target. As with many children’s games, new rules are devised all the time, and each group is likely to have its own version, often customized to the environment. While the game of marbles was once ubiquitous and attracted widespread press to national tournaments, its popularity has dwindled in the television age.

In India

Indian Kids Playing Golli

Kanchey or Batti or Golli is one of the most popular traditional Indian games played all over the India, it is also called as Marbles in English. This game is considered as one of the street game and is banned by many parents nowadays. This game increases the aiming and concentration skills.

World championship

The British and World Marbles Championship has been held at Tinsley Green, West Sussex, England, every year since 1932.More than 20 teams from around the world take part in the championship, each Good Friday; German teams have been successful several times since 2000, although local teams from Crawley, Copthorne and other Sussex and Surrey villages often take part as well; the first championship in 1932 was won by Ellen Geary, a young girl who lived on a ranarium in London, England.

Making of Marbles

Today, the making of glass marbles is fully automated full sets of marbles completed in just a fraction of the time it once took to make a single marble. Large amounts of glass are melted during a single step in an immense furnace. The glass is heated to a temperature of 1,500 degrees, creating a flowing stream of molten glass. Once melted, the glass slides down a flat opening nicknamed “Gob-Feeder”. Once the glass had passed through the feeder, it moves into a grooved machine mechanism

Once inside the machine, the glass is colored. A wheeled edge moves the glass in a semi-circular motion into a groove machine part. The heated glass orbs are then separated and enter the rolling process before the glass hardens.

After being rolled into round shapes, they are culled to allow the shape to cure. This is the final step before the packaging and shipment of a bag of marbles. Marbles are still made in the United States.

Marble making is still completed by hand, and is considered a work of artistic expression. Individual artists still practice the art of glass blowing, and sell intricately detailed marbles of all sizes to both collectors and marble fans around the world. The process of glass blowing a single marble takes much longer to complete than the professionally manufactured marbles found at discount stores. Artisans use the old-fashioned tongs to mold the hot glass and place the creation into a kiln for curing. The glass blown marbles are often adorned with objects or animal displays suspended into the marble’s center.

Courtesy & Source : Wikipedia, Youtube & Tara Dodrill (voices.yahoo.com)

HOW SMART ARE YOU? Quick 1 Min. Test

Cartoon-Man-Scratching-HeadREAD this sentence:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE-
SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIF-
IC STUDY COMBINED WITH
THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS.

Now count aloud the F’s in that sentence. Count them ONLY ONCE; do not go back and count them again. If you does it is not valid. Read further after having your answer

Got your ANSWER?

 

[ There are… six F’s in the sentence.

One of average intelligence finds three of them.

If you spotted four, you’re above average.

If you got five, you can turn your nose at most anybody.

If you caught six, …you are a genius. There is no catch.

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