Tuesday, May 31, 2005

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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Computer Trivia

1. The abacus is believe to be invented by the Babylonians between 100 BCE. and 500 BCE.

2. Blaise Pascal invented the first mechanical calculator, called the Pascaline Arithmetic Machine in 1642

3. 1804 - French silk weaver Joseph-Marie Jacquard build a loom that read holes punched on a series of small sheets of hardwood to control the pattered weaved. This automated machine introduced thye use of punch cards.

4. 1890 - The U.S Census Bureau adopted Dr. Herman Hollerith's Punch Card Tabulating Machine and Sorter, the first electromechanical machine that could read punch card.

5. The Computing-Tabulating Recording Company, formed by herman Hollerith in 1896. Today the company is called International Business Machine (IBM).

6. Dr, John V. Atanasoff and Clifford Berry build the first electronic computer (ABC - Atanasoff-Berry Computer) in 1937.

7. The Mark I, considered to be the first digital computer was introduced by IBM. It was more than 50 feet long and weight almost 5 tons.

8. 1946 - electronic numerical integrator and computer ENIAC, the world's first large-scale, general purpose electronic computer was invented. ENIAC, which was the brainchild of John William Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert Jr.

9. John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley invented the transistor in 1947. They won the Nobel Prize for their invention in 1956.

10. The UNIVAC 1, the first computer to be mass produced for general use was introduce by Remington Rand in 1951. In 1952 it was use to analyzed votes in the US presidential election and correctly predict Dwight D. Eisenhower's victory.

11. The COBOL Language was developed by the committee headed by Dr. Grace Hopper.

12. The first "mouse" was invented by Doug Engelbart in 1964.

13. INTEL Corporation was founded by Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore in 1968.

14. Tim Berners-Lee of CERN created the World Wide Web in 1989.

15. IBM introduced the IBM PC in 1981. This DOS-based PC used a 4.77.MHz 8088 CPU with 64 KB of RAM and quickly became the standard for business PCs.

16. In 1879, the legendary American inventor Thomas Alva Edison publicly exhibited his incandescent electric light bulb for the first time.

17. In 1906, the American inventor Lee de Forest introduced a third electrode called the grid into the vacuum tube. The resulting triode could be used as both an amplifier and a switch, and many of the early radio transmitters were built by de Forest using these triodes (he also presented the first live opera broadcast and the first news report on radio).

18. In April 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft

19. The term "weblog" was coind in 1997 by John Barger.

For more info, see: A History of Computers

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Mother's Day

ni Nestor Leynes

The second Sunday of the month of May is when we celebrate Mother's Day.
Historians claim that the holiday of Mother's Day emerged from the ancient festivals dedicated to mother goddess.

Julia Ward Howe was the first person known to make this suggestion for a Mother's Day. In 1872, she put forth the proposition to observe June 2nd as a day of peace to honor mothers.
In the United States,

Anna M. Jarvis (1864-1948) is credited with bringing in the celebration of Mother's day.
Anna Jarvis began a campaign for a nationwide observance of Mother's Day in 1904. She chose the second Sunday in May, and started the custom of wearing a carnation. A white carnation is worn if the person's mother is deceased, and a colored one (usually red) is worn if the person's mother is still living.Jarvis' own Mother was honored on the first service at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton,West Virginia, on May 10, 1908. Later, at the general assembly in 1912, a delegate from Andrews Church introduced a resolution recognizing Jarvis as the founder of Mother's Day, and suggested that Mother's Day be observed on the second Sunday in May.

President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother's Day an annual national observance on May 9, 1914.

Mother's Day here in the Philippines will be on May 8

Famous Mothers

* Ruth Handler is Barbie's mom. Charlotte Johnson, a fashion designer who had been working in the garment industry for many years, was Barbie's first dress designer.

"Whistler's Mother"

James McNeill Whistler's best known painting, often called "Whistler's Mother," is actually titled "Arrangement in Black and Gray: The Artist's Mother."

  • Hoyt Axton wrote Three Dog Night's "Joy To The World". His mother, Mae Axton wrote "Heartbreak Hotel" for Elvis Presley
  • Gloria Macapagal Arroyo - 14th Philippine President
  • Corazon Aquino - 11th Philippine President after Marcos. The wife of Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino.
  • Queen Mother - British Monarch.
    Princess Diana - the people's princess, mother of William and Harry.
    Mother Teresa - religious mother, who helps the poor, sick and hungry.
    Elyse Keaton - Mother of Alex P. Keaton, Malorie and Jennifer. Family Ties TV Series.
    Mother & Son - Australian TV Series starring Ruth Cracknell and Garry McDonald.
    Mother Goose - Famous childrens fable.
    Old Mother Hubbard - Famous children nursery Rhyme.
    Mother Nature - mother of all creatures.
    Mother Earth - also known as "Tierra Firma".
    Marge Simpson - Mother of Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson from "The Simpsons".
    Wilma Flintstone - Fred's Wife and mother of Pebbles.
    Betty Rubble - Barney' Wife and mother of Bamm Bamm.
  • Indira Gandhi (mother, first woman Prime Minister of India)
  • Margaret Thatcher (mother, first woman Prime Minister of Britain)
  • Carol Brady (fictional, ideal mom and stepmom)
  • Marion Cunningham (fictional, traditional mother)
  • Murphy Brown (fictional, controversial single mom)
  • Reese Witherspoon (young mom, actor)
  • Joan Lunden (older mom of two sets of twins, TV personality)
  • Madonna (hip mom, singer, author, actor)
  • Cher (outrageous mom, singer, Academy Award-winning actor)
  • Sharon Osbourne (rocker mom, TV personality)
  • Celine Dion ("test tube" mom, music star)
  • Barbra Streisand (mother, singer, actor, director, producer)
  • Marie Osmond (biological and adoptive mother of 7, singer)
  • Bobbi McCaughey (mother of sextuplets)
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh (mother of 6, writer, wife of aviator Charles Lindbergh)
  • Whoopi Goldberg (mother, grandmother, actor, comedian)
  • Rosie O'Donnell (gay, adoptive mom, former talk show host, comedian)
  • Marlo Thomas (stepmother to Phil Donahue's children, actor)
  • Angelina Jolie (single, adoptive mom, actor)
  • Jodie Foster (single, biological mother, Academy Award-winning actor)
  • Gwyneth Paltrow (stylish mother to the "Apple" of her eye, Academy Award-winning actor)
  • Julia Roberts (new mother of twins, Academy Award-winning actor)
  • Teri Hatcher ("desperate" mom, actor)
  • Barbara Walters (adoptive mother, TV journalist)
  • Faith Popcorn (adoptive mom, futurist)
  • Lucille Ball (funny mom, TV star, business woman)
  • Chris Evert (athlete mom, three-time Wimbledon champ)
  • Florence Griffith Joyner (athlete mom, triple Olympic gold medallist)
  • Cindy Crawford (supermodel mom)
  • Marie Curie (mother, Nobel Prize-winning scientist)
  • Rosa Parks (the "Mother of Montgomery" who launched the civil rights movement)
  • Toni Morrison (mother, writer, first African American to win the Nobel Prize in literature)
  • Sandra Day O'Connor (mother, first woman appointed to the Supreme Court)
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg (mother, Supreme Court Justice)
  • Victoria Woodhull (mother, first woman to run for American President)
  • Wilma Mankiller (mother, first woman Chief of the Cherokee Nation)
  • Marian Wright Edelman (mother, lawyer, writer, and Founder of the Children's Defense Fund)
  • Mary Kay Ash (mother, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics)
  • "Mother" (Mary Harris) Jones (mother, labor leader)
  • Emma Willard (mother, pioneer in education who campaigned for higher education for women in math, science, and social studies)
  • Clara Barton (founder of the Red Cross and "mother" to thousands of wounded soldiers)
  • "Mother" (Clara McBride) Hale (mother, started Hale House in Harlem to care for infants born to drug-addicted mothers)
  • Candy Lightner (after her 13-year-old daughter was killed by a drunk driver, she founded MADD -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
  • Joan Ganz Cooney (the "mother" of Sesame Street)
  • Grandma Moses (mother and grandmother, and a famous painter who started painting in her 70s)

And last but not least, my mother Mrs. Pacita Paraiso (after all, where would I be without her?)



Music by Lucio San PedroLyrics by Levi Celerio

Sana'y di magmaliw ang dati kong araw

Nang munti pang bata sa piling ni Nanay

Nais kong maulit ang awit ni Inang mahal

Awit ng pag-ibig habang ako'y nasa duyan

Sana'y di magmaliw ang dati kong araw

Nang munti pang bata sa piling ni Nanay

Nais kong maulit ang awit ni Inang mahal

Awit ng pag-ibig ako'y nasa duyan

Sa aking pagtulog na labis ang himbing

Ang bantay ko'y tala

Ang tanod ko'y bituin

Sa piling ni Nanay

Langit ang buhay

Puso kong may dusa

Sabik sa ugoy ng duyan mo Inay

Sana narito ka Inay

Sana'y di magmaliw ang dati kong araw

Nang munti pang bata sa piling ni Nanay

Nais kong maulit ang awit ni Inang mahal

Awit ng pag-ibig hang ako'y nasa duyan...

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Who took that picture

Did you know...

That the famous Douglas MacArthur photograph while wading in the ashore in Leyte, Philippines on October 20, 1944 was taken by photographer Roger Wrenn.

Who is the first Pope who changed his name?

It was Mercurius who changed his name to John II (533-535), when he became a Pope on 2nd of January, 533.

Hubble Space Telescope

The $2 billion Edwin P. Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was launch by the Space Shuttle Discovery on April 25, 1990.
Position: 600 km above the Earth.
Weight: 11 tonnes
Length: 13.2 m
Diametre: 4.2 m
Equipted since 2002 with ACS (Advanced Camera for Surveys). It consists of three electronic cameras and a complement of filters and dispersers that detect light from the ultraviolet to the near infrared (1200 - 10,000 angstroms). Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS)
Hubble orbits the Earth every 95 minutes. Distance travelled: Over 4.8 billion kms.
Every day, Hubble delivers between 10 and 15 gigabytes of data to astronomers all over the world. This has created a data archive of over 10 terabytes.
Taken more than 400,000 separate observations.
Hubble has observed more than 25,000 astronomical targets.
Hubble has provided data for thousands of scientific papers.

The Hubble helped for the discovery of dark energy; prove the existance of massive black holes; provide sharp views of a comet hitting Jupiter; show the forming planetary systems in common throughout the galaxy and help calculate the age of the Universe and its expansion.
Hubble is slated to be decommissioned in 2010 and replaced by the next-generation James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to be launched in 2011. The new observatory will have a primary mirror that is 20 ft in diameter, compared to the Hubble's 8-foot reflector.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Pasta, pansit and those long string stuffs we like to eat.

For the different pasta shapes, go to:http://www.archimedes-lab.org/atelier.html?http://www.archimedes-lab.org/pastashape.html

  1. The word pasta comes from the Italian word for paste, meaning a combination of flour and water.
  2. The term pasta has always been used on Italian restaurant menus to include all the various pasta offerings.
  3. The Pope set quality standards for pasta in the 13th century.
  4. There are more than 600 pasta shapes world wide.
  5. On record, the Chinese have eaten pasta as early as 5 000 B.C.
  6. Tripolini ("little bows") were named to honour the Italian conquest of Tripoli in Libya.
  7. According to legend, noodles were first made by German bakers in the 13th century. They molded dough into symbolic shapes, such as stars, swords and birds, which they then baked and served as bread.
  8. Top quality pasta is made from durum wheat.
  9. According to the North Dakota Agricultural Statistics Service, about 73 % of the durum wheat grown in the United States is actually grown in North Dakota. American grown durum wheat is considered among the best in the world.
  10. All pasta is made by essentially the same equipment using the same technology. Also, independent taste tests conducted by Consumer reports U.S. pasta was found superior to Italian imports.
  11. According to Harry Balzer (NPD Group, Chicago), consumers enjoy pasta for dinner more than 40 times a year – approximately once a week.
  12. According to a Wall Street Journal article, pasta is actor Leonardo diCaprio’s favourite.
  13. Pasta existed for thousands of years before anybody ever thought of putting tomato sauce on it.
  14. Cortez, a Spanish explorer, brought tomatoes back to Europe from Mexico in 1519.
  15. Even then, nearly 200 years passed before spaghetti served with tomatoe sauce made its way into Italian kitchens.
  16. Speaking of spaghetti … and meatballs: the Italians only ate meat a few times a month. So, when they came to America, where meat was plentiful, they incorporated meat into their cooking more often, making meatballs an American invention.
  17. According to Miss Manners (a.k.a. Judith Martin), a fork is the only utensil that may be used to eat spaghetti while anyone is looking.
  18. Contrary to popular belief, Marco Polo did not discover pasta. The ancient Italians made pasta much like we do today. Although Marco Polo wrote about eating Chinese pasta at the court of Kubla Khan, he probably didn't introduce pasta to Italy. In fact, there's evidence suggesting the Etruscans made pasta as early as 400 B.C. The evidence lies in a bas-relief carving in a cave about 30 miles north of Rome. The carving depicts instruments for making pasta - a rolling-out table, pastry wheel and flour bin. And further proof that Marco Polo didn't "discover" pasta is found in the will of Ponzio Baestone, a Genoan soldier who requested "bariscella peina de macarone" - a small basket of macaroni. His will is dated 1279, 16 years before Marco Polo returned from China.
  19. Thomas Jefferson is credited with introducing macaroni to the United States. It seems that he fell in love with a certain dish he sampled in Naples while serving as the U.S. Ambassador to France. In fact, he promptly ordered crates of "maccaroni," along with a pasta-making machine, sent back to the States.
  20. During the '80s, macaroni, which was traditionally considered a "blue-collar" down-home meal, was transformed into the more upscale "pasta." As more and more people began to have fun with it and romanticize it throughout the '60s and '70s, its image began to change along with its name.
  21. The first American pasta factory was opened in Brooklyn, New York, in 1848, by a Frenchman named Antoine Zerega. Mr. Zerega managed the entire operation with just one horse in his basement to power the machinery. To dry his spaghetti, he placed strands of the pasta on the roof to dry in the sunshine.
  22. One billion pounds of pasta is about 212,595 miles of 16-ounce packages of spaghetti stacked end-to-end -- enough to circle the earth's equator nearly nine times.
  23. To cook one billion pounds of pasta, you would need 2,021,452,000 gallons of water - enough to fill nearly 75,000 Olympic-size swimming pools.
  24. Cooked al dente (al-DEN-tay) literally means "to the tooth," which is how to test pasta to see if it is properly cooked. The pasta should be a bit firm, offering some resistance to the tooth, but tender.
  25. There are more than 500 different pasta shapes. Translating their names into English does not exactly make them sound appetizing: worms, spindles, hats, butterflies, twins, tubes, thimbles, little boys, little ears, quill pens, strings, ribbons etc.
  26. One cup cooked spaghetti provides about 200 calories, 40 grams of carbohydrates, less than one gram of total fat, no cholesterol and only one gram of sodium when cooked without salt.
  27. The history of noodles can first be traced to China during the Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD) during the Classical Imperial period, when every emperor had a cook who created original cuisine particular to his or her dynasty.
  28. Filipinos learned about this flour-based food in the form of strings from the Chinese merchants perhaps several centuries after its creation (202 BC – 220 AD), as trading between Philippines and China was already flourishing.
  29. Philippine pasta dishes includes; Palabok, Miki Guisado, Bihon Guisado, Pansit Molo, miswa, canton, mami and sotanghon.
  30. Mami means manok (chicken) and miki and was created by Ma Mon Luk in 1918. It was called "gupit" on those times.
  31. Spaghetti was introduced to the Philippines, most likely after the Liberation, by the Americans who settled here and brought fast food to the Philippine scene.
  32. The Japanese invented the instant mami.

The founder of the Nissin Food, Momo¬fuku Ando invented the instant ramen in 1958. It’s was the tempura which gave him the method of removing moisture from noodles by frying them in oil. Deep-frying the noodles dehydrated them, and created microscopic holes on their surface, which allowed them to re-hydrate when boiled or submerged in hot water. In 1971, intense competition from other instant ramen manufacturers in Japan urged Momofuku Ando to look for other markets. Thus, the instant ramen was introduced to the world.

Names of famous people

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.
Elvis Costello - Decian Patrick McManus
Edie Adams - Elizabeth Edith Enke
Lou Costello - Louis Francis Cristillo
Joey Adams - Joseph Abramowitz
Buster Crabbe - Clarence Linden Crabbe
Eddie Albert - Edward Albert Heimberger
Joan Crawford - Lucille LeSueur
Nick Adams - Nicholas Adamshock
Bing Crosby - Harry Lillis Crosby
Alan Alda -- Alphonso d'Abruzzo
Christopher Cross - Christopher Geppert
Muhammad Ali - Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.
Scatman Crothers - Benjamin Sherman Crothers
Woody Allen - Allen Stewart Konigsberg
Tom Cruise - Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
Greg Allman - Gregory Lenoir
Tony Curtis - Bernard Schwartz
June Allyson - Ella Geisman
Lacy J. Dalton - Jill Lynne Byrem
Don Ameche - Dominic Felix Amici
Vic Damone - Vito Farinola
Julie Andrews - Julia Elizabeth Wells
Rodney Dangerfield - Jacob Cohen
Eve Arden - Eunice Quedens
Charlie Daniels - Charles Edward Daniel
R.G. Armstrong - Robert Golden Armstrong
Ted Danson - Edward Bridge Danson III
Bea Arthur - Bernice Frankel
Tony Danza - Anthony Iadanza
Fred Astaire - Frederick Austerlitz
Bobby Darin - Walden Robert Cassotto
Chet Atkins - Chester B. Atkins
Doris Day - Doris Kappelhof
Vivian Austin - Vivian Coe
Laraine Day - Laraine Johnson
Frankie Avalon - Francis Thomas Avalonne
Dizzy Dean - Jan Hanna Dean
Babyface - Kenneth Brian Edmonds
Jimmy Dean - Seth Ward
Henny Backus - Henriette Kaye
Sandra Dee - Alexandra Zuck
Lauren Bacall - Betty Joan Perske
Myrna Dell - Marilyn Dunlap
Kaye Ballard - Catherine Gloria Balotta
John Denver - Henry John Deutschendorf
Anne Bancroft - Anna Maria Louisa Italiano
Richard Denning - Louis Albert Denninger
Binnie Barnes - Gertrude Barnes
Bo Derek - Mary Cathleen Collins
Rona Barrett - Rona Burstein
John Derek - Derek Harris
Gene Barry - Eugene Klass
Angie Dickinson - Angeline Brown
John Barrymore - John Blythe
Bo Diddley - Elias Bates
Billy Barty - William John Bertanzetta
Phyllis Diller - Phyllis Driver
Jamie Lyn Bauer - Norma Marvhne Bauer
Jean Dixon - Jeane Pinckert
Orson Bean - Dallas Frederick Burrows
Troy Donahue - Merle Johnson, Jr.
Marilyn Beck - Marilyn Mohr
Kirk Douglas - Issur Danielovitch Demsky
Louie Bellson - Luigi Balassone
Mike Douglas - Michael Delaney Dowd, Jr.
Johnny Bench - Johnny Lee
Patty Duke - Anna Marie Duke
Pat Benatar - Patricia Andrzejewski
Bob Dylan - Robert Zimmerman
Tony Bennett - Antonio Dominic Benedetto
Sheena Easton - Sheena Shirley Orr
Billie Bird - Bird B. Stowell
Buddy Ebsen - Christian Rudolph Ebsen, Jr.
Jack Benny - Benjamin Kubeisky
Barbara Eden - Barbara Huffman
Shelley Berman - Sheldon Berman
Blake Edwards - William Blake McEdwards
Milton Berle - Milton Berlinger
Vince Edwards - Vicent Edward Zoino
Irving Berlin - Israel Baline
Duke Ellington - Edward Kennedy Ellington
Joey Bishop - Joseph Abraham Gottlieb
Gloria Estefan - Gloria Maria Fajardo
Amanda Blake - Beverly Louise Neill
Dale Evans - Frances Octavia Smith
Robert Blake - Michael Gubitosi
Chad Everett - Raymond Lee Cramton
Sonny Bono - Salvatore Phillip Bono
Don Everly - Isaac Donald Everly
Shirley Booth - Thelma Booth Ford
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. - Douglas Elton Ulman, Jr.
Big Bopper - Jiles Perry Richardson
Morgan Fairchild - Patsy Ann McClenny
Ernest Borgnine - Ermes Effron Borgnino
Donna Fargo - Yvonne Vaughan
Tom Bosley - Thomas Edward Bosley
Jamie Farr - Jameel Farah
David Bowie - David Robert Hayward-Jones
Sharon Farrell - Gretchen Helgeson
Bart Braverman - Bartley Louis Braverman
Freddie Fender - Baldemar G. Huerta
Peter Breck - Joseph Peter Breck
Sally Field - Sally Mahoney

Morgan Brittany - Suzanne Cupito
W.C. Fields - William Claude Dukenfield
Charles Bronson - Charles Bunchinsky
Rhonda Fleming - Marilyn Louis
Albert Brooks - Albert Einstein
Gerald R. Ford - Leslie Lynch King, Jr.
Mel Brooks - Melvin Kaminsky
Glenn Ford -- Gwyilyn Ford
Dr. Joyce Brothers - Joyce Diane Bauer
John Ford -- Sean O'Fearna
Don Budge - John Donald Budge
John Forsythe - John Lincoln Freund
George Burns - Nathan Brinbaum
Jodie Foster - Alicia Christian Foster
Richard Burton - Richard Jenkins
Redd Foxx - John Elroy Sanford
Red Buttons - Aaron Chwatt
Connie Francis - Concetta Maria Franconero
Sid Caesar - Sidney Caesar
John Garfield - Julius Garfinkle
Nicholas Cage - Nicholas Coppola
Beverly Garland - Beverly Lucy Fessenden
Michael Caine - Maurice J. Micklewhite
Judy Garland - Frances Gumm
Rory Calhoun - Francis Timony Durgin
James Garner - James Scott Baumgarner
Dyan Cannon - Samile Diane Friesen
Crystal Gayle - Brenda Webb
Truman Capote - Truman Streckfus Persons
Bobbie Gentry - Roberta Streeter
Kate Capshaw - Kathy Sue Nail
Boy George - George Alan O'Dowd
David Carradine - John Arthur Carradine
Robert Ginty - Walter Robert Ginty
Diahann Carroll - Carol Diahann Johnson
Whoopi Goldberg - Caryn Johnson
Lewis Carroll - Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Elliott Gould - Elliott Goldstein
Jack Carter - Jack Chakrin
Cary Grant - Archibald Alexander Leach
Billy Casper - William Earl Casper
Peter Graves - Peter Aurness
Hopalong Cassidy - William Lawrence Boyd
Rocky Graziano - Rocco Barbella
JoAnn Castle - Jo Ann Zering
Shecky Greene - Sheldon Greenfield
Lita Grey Chaplin - Lillita Louise McMurray
Dabbs Greer - R. William Greer
Ray Charles - Ray Charles Robinson
Robert Guillaume - Robert Peter Williams
Chevy Chase - Cornelius Crane Chase
Buddy Hackett - Leonard Hacker
Chubby Checker - Ernest Evans
Connie Haines - Yvonne Marie Jasme
Cher - Cherilyn Sarkisian
Huntz Hall - Henry Hall
Liden Chiles - Truman Linden Chiles
Monty Hall - Monte Halparin
Eric Clapton - Eric Clapp
Jean Harlow - Harlean Carpentier
Candy Clark - Candace June Clark
Pat Harrington - Daniel Patrick Harrington
Robert Clary - Robert Widerman
Gary Hart - Gary Warren Hartpence
Andrew Dice Clay - Andrew Silverstein
Susan Hayward - Edithe Marrener
Patsy Cline - Virginia Patterson Hensley
Rita Hayworth - Margarita Cansino
Lee J. Cobb - Lee Jacob
Chick Hearn - Francis Hearn
Claudette Colbert - Lily Chauchoin
Eileen Heckart - Anna Eileen Heckart
Nat King Cole - Nathaniel Adams Coles
Pee Wee Herman - Paul Rubenfeld
Perry Como - Pierino Roland Como
Hulk Hogan - Terry Jean Bollette
Jeff Conaway - Jeffery Charles William Michael
William Holden - William Franklin Beedle, Jr.
Carol Connors - Annette Kleinbard
Billie Holiday - Eleanora Fagan
Chuck Connors - Kevin Joseph Connors
Xaviera Hollander - Xaviera Devries
Mike Connors - Krekor "Kirk" Ohanian
Earl Holliman - Henry Earl Holliman
Robert Conrad - Conrad Robert Falk
Buddy Holly - Charles Hardin Holley
Alice Cooper - Vincent Damon Furnier
Bob Hope - Leslie Townes Hope
Gary Cooper - Frank James Cooper
Robert Horton - Meade Howard Horton, Jr.
Jackie Cooper - John Cooper, Jr.
Harry Houdini - Ehrich Weiss
David Copperfield - David Kotkin
Rock Hudson - Roy Scherer
Chick Corea - Armando Anthony Corea
Engelbert Humperdinck - Arnold Gerry Dorsey

Kim Hunter -- Janet Cole
Harry Morgan -- Harry Bratsburg
Tab Hunter -- Arthur Andrew Gelien
Shirley Muldowney -- Shirley Roque
Olivia Hussey -- Olivia Osuna
Peter Nero -- Bernie Nierow
Billy Idol -- William Board
Julie Newmar -- Julia Chalane Newmeyer
Marty Ingels -- Martin Ingerman
Juice Newton -- Judy Cohen
Burl Ives -- Burle Icle Ivanhoe
Chuck Norris -- Carlos Ray Norris
David Janssen -- David Harold Meyer
Annie Oakley -- Phoebe Annie Oakley Mozee
Bruce Jenner -- William Bruce Jenner
Hugh O'Brian -- Hugh Charles Krampe
Elton John -- Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Maureen O'Hara -- Maureen Fitzsimons
Arte Johnson -- Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson
Ryan O'Neal -- Patrick Ryan O'Neal
Don Johnson -- Don Wayne
Jenna von Oy -- Jennifer Jean von Oy
Al Jolson -- Asa Hesselson
Patti Page -- Clara Ann Fowler
Grandpa Jones -- Louis M. Jones
Jack Palance -- Walter Jack Paiahnulk
Tom Jones -- Thomas Jones Woodward
Julie Parrish -- Ruby Joyce Wilbar
Boris Karloff -- William Henry Pratt
Pat Paulsen -- Patrick Layton Paulsen
Casey Kasem -- Kemal Amin Kasem
Johnny Paycheck -- Don Lytle
Danny Kaye -- David Daniel Kominski
Minnie Pearl -- Sarah Ophella Colley Cannon
Michael Keaton -- Michael Douglas
Bernadette Peters -- Bernadette Lazzaro
Howard Keel -- Harry Clifford Keel
Paul Peterson -- William Paul Peterson
Brian Keith -- Robert Kieth, Jr.
Lou Diamond Phillips -- Lou Upchurch
B.B. King -- Riley B. King
Slim Pickens -- Louis Lindley
Larry King -- Larry Zieger
Mary Pickford -- Gladys Smith
Ben Kingsley -- Krishna Bhanji
Stefanie Powers -- Stefdnia Zofija Federkiewicz
Kathleen Kinmont -- Kathleen Kinmont Smith
Prince -- Prince Rogers Nelson
Ted Knight -- Tadeus Konopka
Lee Purcell -- Lee Jeune Williams
Kreskin -- George Kresge, Jr.
Sarah Purcell -- Sarah Pentecost
Cheryl Ladd -- Cheryl Stoppelmoor
Tony Randall -- Leonard Rosenberg
Frankie Laine -- Frankie LoVecchio
Martha Raye -- Margaret Theresa Yvonne Reed
Veronica Lake -- Constance Ockleman
Nancy Reagan -- Anne Frances Robbins
Jack LaLanne -- Francis Henri LaLanne
Robert Redford -- Charles Robert Redford, Jr.
Dorothy Lamour -- Mary Kaumeyer
Donna Reed -- Donna Belle Mullenger
Ann Landers -- Ester Pauline Friedman
Marty Robbins -- Martin David Robinson
Michael Landon -- Eugene Michael Orowitz
Johnny Rivers -- John Henry Ramistella
Stan Laurel -- Arthur Stanley Jefferson
Joan Rivers -- Joan Sandra Molinsky
Steve Lawrence -- Sidney Liebowitz
Cathy Rigby -- Cathleen Roxanne Rigby
Brenda Lee -- Brenda Mae Tarpley
Ann Richards -- Dorothy Ann Willis
Bruce Lee -- Lee Yuen Kam
Debbie Reynolds -- Mary Frances Reynolds
Michele Lee -- Michele Lee Dusiak
Della Reese -- Delloreese Patricia Early
Peggy Lee -- Norma Egstrom
Edward G. Robinson -- Emanuel Goldenberg
Spike Lee -- Shelton Lee
Sugar Ray Robinson -- Walker Smith, Jr.
Janet Leigh -- Jeanette Helen Morrison
Ginger Rogers -- Virginia Katherine McMath
Jack Lemmon -- John Uhler Lemmon III
Roy Rogers -- Leonard Slye
Sugar Ray Leonard -- Ray Charles Leonard
Mickey Rooney -- Joe Yule, Jr.
Huey Lewis -- Hugh Cregg
Lillian Russell -- Helen Leonard
Jerry Lewis -- Joseph Levitch
Winona Ryder -- Winona Horowitz
Hal Linden -- Harold Lipschitz
Jill St. John -- Jill Oppenheim
Art Linkletter -- Arthur Gordon Linkletter
Soupy Sales -- Milton Supman
Little Richard -- Richard Penniman
Susan Sarandon -- Susan Abigail Tomalin
Carole Lombard -- Jane Peters
Randolph Scott -- George Randolph Crane
Jack Lord -- John Joseph Ryan
Jane Seymour -- Joyce Frankenberg
Sophia Loren -- Sophia Scicoloni
Del Shannon -- Charles Westover
Gloria Loring -- Gloria Jean Goff
Omar Sharif -- Michael Shalhoub
Peter Lorre -- Laszio Lowenstein
Charlie Sheen -- Carlos Irwin Estevez
Bela Lugosi -- Bela Blasko
Martin Sheen -- Ramon Estevez

Joe Louis -- Joe Louis Barrow
John Schuck -- Conrad John Schuck
Loretta Lynn -- Loretta Webb
Lizabeth Scott -- Emma Matzo
Sinbad -- David Atkins
Al Sharpton -- Alfred Sharpton
Shirley MacLaine -- Shirley Beaty
Phil Silvers -- Phil Silversmith
Madonna -- Madonna Louise Ciccone
Red Skelton -- Richard Skelton
Lee Majors -- Harvey Lee Yeary
Buffalo Bob Smith -- Robert Emil Schmidt
Malcolm X -- Malcolm Little
Suzanne Somers -- Suzanne Mahoney
Karl Malden -- Mladen Sekulovich
Ann Sothern -- Harriet Lake
Ray Boom Boom Mancini -- Raymond Michael Mancini
Dusty Springfield -- Mary Isobel Catherine O'Brien
Barry Manilow -- Barry Alan Pincus
Robert Stack -- Robert Modini
Jayne Mansfield -- Jayne Palmer
Barbara Stanwyck -- Ruby Stevens
Fredric March -- Frederick Bickel
Ringo Starr -- Richard Starkey
Rocky Marciano -- Rocco Francis Marchegiano
Connie Stevens -- Concetta Rosalie Ingolia
E.G. Marshall -- Edda Gunnar Marshall
Ray Stevens -- Harold Ray Ragsdale
Peter Marshall -- Pierre LaCock
Sting -- Gordon Matthew Sumner
Dean Martin -- Dino Crocetti
Cliffie Stone -- Clifford Gilpen Snyder
Wink Martindale -- Winston Conrad Martindale
Gale Storm -- Josephine Cottle
Chico Marx -- Leonard Marx
Donna Summer -- La Donna Andrea Gaines
Groucho Marx -- Julius Marx
Rip Taylor -- Charles Elmer, Jr.
Gummo Marx -- Milton Marx
Robert Taylor -- Spangler Arlington Brugh
Harpo Marx -- Adolph Marx
Danny Thomas -- Muzyad Yakhoob
Zeppo Marx -- Herbert Marx
Mel Tillis -- Lonnie Melvin Tillis
Jackie Mason -- Jacob Masler
Y.A. Tittle -- Yelberton Abraham Tittle
Walter Matthau -- Walter Matthow
Randy Travis -- Randy Traywick
Bob Mathias -- Robert Bruce Mathias
Sophie Tucker -- Sophia Kalish
Virginia Mayo -- Virginia Clark Jones
Tina Turner -- Annie Mae Bullock
Mitzi McCall -- Mitzi Steiner
Mark Twain -- Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Rue McClanahan -- Eddi-Rue McClanahan
Twiggy -- Leslie Hornby
Don McLean -- Donald McLean
Conway Twitty -- Harold Jenkins
Ed McMahon -- Edward Leo McMahon
Lindsay Wagner -- Lindsay Jean Ball
Audrey Meadows -- Audrey Cotter
Christopher Walken -- Ronald Walken
Jayne Meadows -- Jayne Cotter
Mike Wallace -- Myron Leon Wallace
Meat Loaf -- Marvin Lee Adair
John Wayne -- Marion Michael Morrison
Ethel Merman -- Ethel Zimmermann
Raquel Welch -- Raquel Tejada
George Michael -- Georgios Panayiotou
H.G. Wells -- Herbert George Wells
Marilyn Michaels -- Marilyn Stermberg
Gene Wilder -- Jerome Silberman
Ray Milland -- Reginald Truscott-Jones
Andy Williams -- Howard Andrew Williams
Alley Mills -- Alison Mills
Shelley Winters -- Shirley Schrift
Donna Mills -- Donna Jean Miller
Wolfman Jack -- Robert Smith
Guy Mitchell -- Albert George Cernick
Natalie Wood -- Natasha Gurdin

Do you know ?

  • That sisters Mildred and Patty Hill created the song "Happy Birthday to You" in 1893. The original title of the song was "Good Morning To You".
  • That Elizabeth Foster is Mother Goose. She's married to Isaac Goose.
  • That The Statue of Liberty was modeled to the sculptor Frederick Bartholdi's mother Elizabeth.
  • That the equal sign (=) was created by Robert Recorde more than 400 years ago.
  • That the multiplication sign (x), the Saint Andrew's cross, was introduce by William Oughtred more than 300 years ago.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

The "love bug"

On May 4, 2000, a computer virus spread all over the world via e-mails that brought damages worth $10 Billion. The "iloveyou" virus was called "The grandfather of the modern e-mail aware virusers" was created by a Filipino, Onel de Guzman, 23, college student from Mapua.

The ILOVEYOU virus comes in an e-mail note with "I LOVE YOU" in the subject line and contains an attachment that, when opened, results in the message being re-sent to everyone in the recipient's Microsoft Outlook address book and, perhaps more seriously, the loss of every JPEG, MP3, and certain other files on the recipient's hard disk.

Monday, May 02, 2005

List of Roman Catholic Religious Orders

Agostiniani Scalzi
Mendicant Order
Arrouhbaniat Albassiliat Almoukhalissiat
Monastic Order
Ar-Rouhbanyat Al-Marounyat Liltoubawyat Mariam Al-Azra
Monastic Order
Augustinians of the Assumption
Clerical Religious Congregation
Canons Regular of the Lateran
Order of Canons Regular
Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross
Crosier Fathers
Order of Canons Regular
Carmelites of Mary Immaculate
Clerical Religious Congregation
Monastic Order
Clerics of Saint Viator
Clerical Religious Congregation
Clerics Regular of St. Paul
Order of Clerics Regular
Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus
Clerical Religious Congregation
Confederation of Canons Regular of St. Augustine
Order of Canons Regular
Congrégation du Sacré-Coeur
Pères de Timon David
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of Clerics Regular
Order of Clerics Regular
Congregation of Marian Fathers
Marian Fathers
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of Marian Hill Missionaries
Marianhiller Missionare
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of Missionaries of the Holy Family
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of St. Basil
Basilian Fathers
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament
Blessed Sacrament Fathers
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of Holy Cross
Holy Cross Fathers
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Holy Spirit
Holy Ghost Fathers (Spiritans)
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ
Legionaries of Christ
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Passion
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ
C. R.
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Picpus Fathers
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata
Stigmatine Fathers
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregazione dei Figli dell'Immacolata Concezione
Lay Religious Congregation
Congregazione dei Preti della Dottrina Cristiana
Clerical Religious Congregation
Congregazione Mechitarista di Venezia
Monastic Order
Consolata Missionaries
Consolata Missionaries
Clerical Religious Congregation
Fils de Marie Immaculée
Pères de Chavagnes
Clerical Religious Congregation
Hijos de la Sagrada Familia
Clerical Religious Congregation
Institut du Clergé Patriarcal de Bzommar
Institute of Charity
Clerical Religious Congregation
Istituto del Prado
Ist. del Prado
Clerical Secular Institute
Mendicant Order
Misioneros de la Natividad de María
Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionari di S. Giuseppe nel Messico
Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionaries of Our Lady of LaSalette
Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales
Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionaries of the Company of Mary
Montfort Missionaries
Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionaries of the Holy Spirit
Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sacred Heart Missionaries
Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionary Society of St. Paul
Clerical Religious Congregation
Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Clerical Religious Congregation
Missioni Africane di Verona
Oblates of Mary Immaculate
Oblates of Mary Immaculate
Clerical Religious Congregation
Oblates of St. Francis de Sales
Clerical Religious Congregation
Oblates of St. Joseph
Josephines of Asti
Clerical Religious Congregation
Orden de los Padres Somascos
Somascan Fathers
Order of Clerics Regular
Orden de San Jerónimo
Monjes Jerónimos
Monastic Order
Order of Augustinian Recollects
Augustinian Recollects
Mendicant Order
Order of Cistercians
O. Cist.
Monastic Order
Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance
Monastic Order
Order of Discalced Carmelites
Discalced Carmelites
Mendicant Order
Order of Friar Servants of Mary
Mendicant Order
Order of Friars Minor
Mendicant Order
Order of Friars Minor Capuchin
O.F.M. Cap.
Mendicant Order
Order of Friars Minor Conventual
O.F.M. Conv.
Conventual Franciscans
Mendicant Order
Order of Friars Preachers
Mendicant Order
Order of the Pious Schools
Sch. P.
Order of Clerics Regular
Order of Lebanese Maronite
Monastic Order
Order of Our Lady of Mercy
O. de M.
Mendicant Order
Order of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
O. Carm.
Mendicant Order
Order of Saint Benedict
Monastic Order
Order of St. Basil the Great
Basilian Order of St. Josaphat
Monastic Order
Order of St. Augustine
Mendicant Order
Order of the Canons Regular of Premontre; Norbertines
O. Praem.
Order of Canons Regular
Order of the Holy Cross
Order of Canons Regular
Order of the Ministers of the Sick
Order of Clerics Regular
Order of the Most Holy Trinity
Mendicant Order
Ordre Basilien Alepin
Monastic Order
Ordre Basilien Choueirite
Monastic Order
Pii Operai Catechisti Rurali Missionari Ardorini
Clerical Religious Congregation
Poveri Servi della Divina Provvidenza
Don Calabria
Clerical Religious Congregation
Religieux de Saint Vincent de Paul
Clerical Religious Congregation
Salesians of Saint John Bosco
Salesians of St. John Bosco
Clerical Religious Congregation
Society of Divine Vocations
Vocationist Fathers
Clerical Religious Congregation
Society of Jesus
Order of Clerics Regular
Society of Mary
S. M.
Marist Fathers
Clerical Religious Congregation
Society of Mary
Marianist Fathers
Clerical Religious Congregation
Society of Saint Edmund
Clerical Religious Congregation
Society of the Divine Savior
Clerical Religious Congregation
Society of the Divine Word
Divine Word Missionaries
Clerical Religious Congregation
Sons of Divine Providence
Clerical Religious Congregation
Swiss Congregation of Canons Regular of Saint Maurice of Agaune
Order of Canons Regular
Third Order Regular of St. Francis of Penance
Franciscan Friars (T.O.R.)
Mendicant Order
Xaverian Missionary Fathers
Clerical Religious Congregation
Societies of Apostolic Life
Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America
Confederation of Oratorians of St. Philip Neri
Congregation of Jesus and Mary
Congregation of the Mission
Instituto Español de San Francisco Javier para Misiones Extranjeras
Misioneros Javerianos de Yarumal
Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers)
M. Afr.
Missionary Society of St. Columban
Society of St. Columban
Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions
Priestly Society of St. Joseph Benedict Cottolengo
Cottelengo Congregation
Scarboro Foreign Mission Society
La Société des Missions Etrangères
Société des Missions-Étrangères
Society of African Missions
Society of Precious Blood
Society of Priests of St. Sulpice
Society of the Catholic Apostolate
Sodalicio de Vida Cristiana
St. Joseph's Missionary Society of Mill Hill
Mill Hill Missionaries
St. Joseph's Society of the Sacred Heart
Josephite Fathers
St. Patrick's Society for the Foreign Missions
Note: The above lists are substantially incomplete. They currently only include orders with members who are/were bishops.


Do you know that the word cold (you know...runny nose type of cold or what we called the "common cold") means Chronic Obstructive Lung Disorder.

There is no treatment for the common cold other than that aimed at relieving symptoms and keeping the body well-rested, -fed, and -hydrated. Because of the growing problem of drug resistance, doctors are being discouraged from prescribing antibiotics (which do not affect viruses) for colds unless secondary bacterial infection makes them necessary. There is no convincing evidence that vitamin C megadoses can prevent the common cold.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

"DING, ang bato!" DARNA!!!!!!

July 23, 1947 - Mars Revelo created "Varga" in Bulaklak Magazine Vol.4, Number 17 .When Ravelo left Bulaklak in 1949 after a falling out with its editor, Varga stayed behind. Mars Ravelo took her image, flowing sash and all to Pilipino Comics.
On May 13, 1950, Mars Ravelo re-launched his beloved comics Superheroine now called "Darna" - The mighty warrior from planet Marte.

Story: When young Narda witnessed a falling star late one night and went to investigate where it landed, she found a strange little stone with the word Darna written on it. Hearing others approaching, she popped it in her mouth and in a moment of impetuousness, swallowed it. Instantly she was overtaken by a sensation of travelling through space, and collapsed. She was found by her guardian (parent?) who took her home and put her to bed. Later she asked Narda what had happened, and the young girl recounted the story of her find. But when she said the word that had been inscribed on the stone, she was instantly transformed in a flash of lightning into a tall, Amazonian woman. This was Darna, a mighty warrior from planet Marte.

Nestor Redondo illustrated the first Darna

Darna's first breath-taking adventures was first serialized in the pages of Pilipino comics # 77, she was pitted against the sultry snake goddess Valentina.

May 31, 1951 - The first darna movie, produced by FPJ's Royal Film starring Rosa Del Rosario as Darna and Cristina Aragon as Valentina, while Mila Nimpa portrayed Narda.

Darna was serialized in the following comics:

DARNA - Pilipino Komiks # 77. May 13,1950

DARNA AT ANG BABAING LAWIN -1951- Pilipino Comics.


DARNA AT ANG BABAING TUOD- 1964- Liwayway Comics.

SI DARNA AT ANG PLANETMAN- 1966- Holiday Comics.

DARNA AT NAG BABAING LINTA- Feb 3, 1968. Issue #1 - Darna Comics.

DARNA AND THE TIME MACHINE- 1975- Kampeon Comics

DARNA AT DING- Bulaklak Comics.

Darna vs. the Black widow. 1980


DARNA vs. DYANGA- Jan 1, 1985-Darna Comics.



DARNA AT ANG TAONG IBON 1987- Darna Comics

DARNA VS ZUMARNA- 1993. Darna Comics

Darna sa Gitna ng Pag Ibig at Panganib. ( Darna in the middle of Love and Danger) June 1992. Darna Comics

Darna ang Pagbabalik! ( Darna the Return!)- 1996. Darna Comics

Darna sa Daigdig ng Ilusyon-( Darna in the world of Illusions) 1996- Darna Comics

DARNA VS THE WITCH- 1997 - Darna Comics


DARNA VS ARAKNIDO- 1988 - Darna Comics.


Darna Versus The Warlock- June 25,1990. Darna Comics

DARNA VS THE TOXIC MONSTER-1999- Super Action Comics.

Darna sa Bingit ng Panganib. 1999- Super Action Comics

PAANO KUNG MAY TATLONG DARNA? - Super Action comics.

DARNA- Feb, 2003- Mango comics

DARNA 2nd issue- May 7, 2003- Mango Comics

DARNA 3rd issue- Dec 13, 2003- Mango Comics


Darna Movie List

  1. DARNA May 31, 1951 Royal Films Directed by
    Fernando Poe Starring: Rosa Del Rosario as Darna, Cristina Aragon as Valentina, Mila Nimpa as Narda and Manuel Ubaldo as Ding.
    (Darna and the Hawkwoman)
    Directed by
    Carlos Vander Toloso Aug 15,1952 Royal Films Rosa Del Rosario as Darna,
    Elvira Reyes as Babaing lawin (hawkwoman)
    Mila Nimpa as Narda
    Manuel Ubaldo as Ding
    Directed by
    Danilo Santiago June 27,1963 PPI
    Liza Moreno as Darna
    Gina Alonzo as Roma
    Paquito Salcedo as the evil twin
    and Jose Padilla Jr .
    Directed by
    Natoy Catindig Aug 12,1963 Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions Nida Blanca as Sputnik
    Liza Moreno as Darna
    Tony Ferrer and Dencio Padilla
    Directed by
    Cirio H. Santiago
    April 14,1965 Premiere Productions
    Eva Montes as Darna
    Gina Alonzo as Lucila
    Anita Linda, Ruben Rustia
    with Tito Galla
    and Nancy Roman with Coney Angeles as Narda

    Directed by Marcelino Navarro
    Jan 18,1969
    Vera Perez Productions
    Gina Pareno as Darna/Daria
    Boy Alajar as Ding
    Gina Alajar as Narda
    and Bella Flores w/ Vic Vargas
    (FLY, DARNA, FLY!)

    Directed by
    Maning Borlaza, Elwood Perez
    and Joey Gosiengfiao
    March 23,1973
    Sine Pilipino Vilma Santos as Darna/Narda
    Angelito as Ding
    Gloria Romero as Impakta
    Celia Rodriguez as Valentina and Liza Lorena as Babaing Lawin

    Directed by
    Maning Borlaza
    Dec 22, 1973
    TIIP Vilma Santos as Darna/Narda
    Don Don Nakar as Ding
    Helen Gamboa as X3X
    and Divina Valencia
    with Max Alvarado, Ike Lozada
    Florence Aguilar
    and Kathy de la Cruz

    Directed By Armando Garces

    Dec 25,1975
    TIIP Vilma Santos as Darna
    Bentot Jr as Ding
    Rossana Ortiz as Elektra
    Zandro Zamora, Eva Linda
    and Lita Vasquez
    with Ernie Garcia
    Directed by
    Luciano B. Carlos
    March 30,1979
    Regal films Dolphy as Darna
    Lotis Key, Marissa Delgado
    Brenda Del Rio as Darna
    with Celia Rodriguez, Ruel Vernal
    and Bella Flores
    Directed by Tito Sanchez
    June 15, 1979
    MBM productions Rio Locsin as Darna/Narda
    Romnick Saarmienta as Ding
    Moody Diaz
    and Rex Cortes w/ Ruel Vernal
    Directed by
    J. Erastheo Navoa
    and Cloyd Robinson Feb 8,1980
    D' Wonder Films. Vilma Santos as Darna/Narda
    Nino Mulach as Ding
    Celia Rodriguez as Lei Ming
    Marissa Delgado
    as Dr. Irene Vontesberg
    Veronica Jones as Babaing Lawin
    and Max Alvarado as the Giant
  13. DARNA
    Directed by
    Joel Lamangan
    Dec 25,1991
    Viva Films Nanette Medved as Darna/Narda
    Pilar Pilapil as Valentina
    Bing Loyzaga as Impakta
    Edu Manzano as Dominico Lipolico
    and Ton Ton Gutierez

    (Darna the Return!)
    Directed by
    Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes June 9,1994
    Viva films Anjanette Abayari as Narda/Darna
    Pilita Corales as Valentina
    Cherrie Gil as Valentine
    Lester Llansing as Ding
    Edu Manzano

Darna fun fact

14 Darna movies were made since 1951.

Rosa Del Rosario was the first Darna.

Vilma Santos played Darna four times from the 70's up to the 80's. Rosa Del Rosario and Liza Moreno reprised their role of Darna twice.

Chiquito was the first Male Darna in " Terebol Dobol"
Dolphy was the second male Darna in " Darna Kuno"

Lorna Tolentino was the first actress to play Darna on a TV series in KBS 9 Darna ! ( February 1977)

DARNA- Anjanette Abayari makes a cameo appearance ( as well as Fernando Poe Jr. as Ang Panday) in the movie " PEDRO PENDUKO" starring Janno Gibbs.

The famous expression- " Ding, ang bato...Dali" Was originated in " Lipad, Darna, Lipad!". It did not come from the "Komiks".

Vilma Santos was the first actress to play both " Narda and Darna" starring with the movie "Lipad, Darna, Lipad"

Gina Pareno was the first actress to play both "Darna" and her second alter ego "Daria" young Gina Alajar played " Narda" in Darna at ang Planetman.

In the original komiks, Narda did not have to remove the magic stone everytime she transformed from Darna back to Narda, when she first swallowed the magic stone, it has remained within her and all she needs to do is to say the magic words to transform.

"Lipad, Darna, Lipad" is considered the " Silver Age version of Darna.

Lorna Tolentino was the first actress to wear a one piece Darna costume.

Other Appearances
Lorna Tolentino as Darna/Narda in 1977 Ketchie Benedicto's KBS 9 Darna! The TV series.

* Sharon Cuneta as Darna in Viva Films Captain Barbell
December 25,1986

* Liza Macuja - Comics the Ballet (1997)

* Anjanette Abayari, Alma Conception, Daisy Reyes Darna in Toyota FX Commercials.

* Aug 1-17, 2003 "DARNA THE BALLET" (CCP).
Mica Bernas as Narda. Chin-Chin Gutierez and Tex Ordonez as Valentina. Kristine Crame and Kris Belle Paclibar as Darna.

*Regine Velasquez as Darna in Viva films "CAPTAIN BARBELL" Dec 25, 2003. And in The Singer and the Song Writer Concert Tour 2004.

Darna the TV series in GMA is played by Angel Locsin.

More on Darna @ http://www.marsravelodarna.com/

Care to know....

  1. Gaspar Aquino De Belen wrote the first "Pasyon" in the 18th century.
  2. Fred Perry (1934-36) was the first man to have won all four of the world's major championship titles in tennis - Wimbeldon, Us, Australian and French Open.
  3. Albion was the old name of Great Britain.
  4. Floyed Patterson 1935–, American boxer, b. Waco, N.C. was the first man to regain the heavyweight title in boxing. He was brought up in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was sent to the Wiltwyck School for Boys at Esopus, N.Y., a correctional institution, where he first began to box. As an amateur he won 40 of 44 fights, climaxing his career by winning (1952) the Olympic middleweight championship. As a professional, he lost only one fight before becoming, at the age of 21, the youngest man to win the heavyweight title. He successfully defended his title four times before losing it to Ingemar Johansson, of Sweden, in 1959. Patterson knocked out Johansson one year later to become the first man ever to regain the heavyweight title.
  5. According to both FRENCH and PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH tradition, BELLS NICHOLS is the name of Santa's BROTHER.
  6. Before he was a BEATLE, JOHN LENNON was the leader of the group called THE QUARRYMEN, named after The QUARRY BANK GRAMMAR SCHOOL located in Woolton, England.
  7. Sixteen year old Jane Chester posed for the "Columbia Pictures" LOGO called the PROUD LADY.
  8. The Presidential Retreat in Maryland was originally called "Shangri-La". It was renamed "CAMP DAVID" by President Eisenhower in 1953 for his grandson.
  9. The modern hamburger on a bun got it's start at the ST. Louis World's Fair in 1904.
  10. In Italian: "MAFIA" means "BEAUTY, EXCELLENCE and BRAVERY"; "COSA NOSTRA" means "OUR THING".
  11. The word "Highjack" originated during prohibition. When a truck of illegal liquor was taken, the gunman would say "HIGH, JACK", indicating how the driver should raise his hands.
  12. ROSEBUD" was CITIZEN KANE'S last word on his deathbead in the movie Citizen Kane made in 1941. ROSEBUD was a SLED he had as a child and the frame of the story of the movie was searching for the meaning his last word.
  13. For his first JAMES BOND film Dr. No, 32-year-old SEAN CONNERY received a reported $16,500. By 1966, his salary was $750,000.
  14. Abraham Lincoln, who invented a hydraulic device for lifting ships over shoals, was the only US president ever granted a patent.
  15. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only US president elected four times.
  16. In the movoe, The Incredibles, Syndrome's plan is called the Kronos Project. It is named for the movie Kronos (1957), about a giant robot that lands from space, much as the Omnidroid does.
  17. Syndrome's "zero-point energy" beam is based on an actual physics concept, the zero-point field, demonstrated in 1948 via the Casimir Effect and essential to Stephen Hawking's theory that black holes eventually evaporate. Harnessing the zero-point field would be quite a feat, as it would yield a truly infinite source of energy.
  18. The code to Edna Mode's Lab is 6395742.
  19. Swans are the only birds with penises.
  20. Glass isn't solid, but liquid.
  21. The first female president of the Philippines sworn into office in 1986 was Corazon Cojuangco Aquino.
  22. Enrique, Magellan's slave was the first human to circle the globe. Magellan had purchased him ''10 years earlier in Malacca, where he was baptized, and he had followed his master ever since across Africa and Europe,'' then across the Atlantic, through the Straits of Magellan and across the Pacific. (see: http://filipinohome.com/archive.html )
  23. Filipinos were introduced tothe English language in 1762 by British invaders, not by the Americans.

Up..Up..and away!!!!

  • Kal-El is Superman's Kryptonian Name. His parents were Jor-El and Lara. Superman is 6ft 4inches and weighs 17 stone
  • When Superman started out in the comics, he could only leap, not fly.
  • His middle name has been listed both as "Joseph" and "Jerome", obviously tributes to his creator(s).
  • Clark Kent's favorite meal is Beef Bourguignon (with ketchup)
  • The Jonathon, Martha, and Clark Kent lived on a ten acre farm in Smallville. She inherited it from her first husband, who had passed away.
  • Superman is one of the most recognized characters in fiction. In April 2000, he Got Milk.
  • The initials L. L. feature very prominently in Superman's life. Lana Lang was his boyhood girlfriend, Lois Lane is the love of his life, Lyla Lerrol was a super-hottie Kryptonian that he almost married, and of course, Lex Luthor is his worst enemy.
  • Unless stated otherwise, Superman is always 29 years old in any given story.
  • SUPERMAN made his debut in Action Comics in June,1938 and the artist was Joe Shuster and the writer was Jerry Siegel.
  • In the comic books, BEPPO was the name of Superman's MONKEY and COMET was his SUPER HORSE.
  • Supermans powers;-super strenght-super hearing-xray vision-telescopic vision-microscopic vision-super breath-the ability to split himself into 2 functioning entitles-ability to will himself through solids-ventriloquist[can through his voice]-levitate people-and of course, to fly!

  • Actors who played Superman;

Ray Middleton, 1939

Kirk Alan, 1948-1950

George Reeves, 1951-1958

Christopher Reeve, 1978-1987

Dean Cain, 1993-1997

Tom Welling (Smallville)

Brandon Routh (Superman Returns, 2006)

Brandon Routh as Superman in Superman Returns

  • In the epic The Death of Superman storyline, the hero apparently died at the hands of supervillain Doomsday. He returned from the dead to defeat Doomsday, though his "death" gave rise to a number of new characters and storylines. In 1995, Superman (or rather, Clark Kent) finally married Lois Lane, and the two have had a happy marriage... so far. Future editorial changes to the series may reverse some or all of these changes.
    In 2003, DC Comics released a 12-issue maxiseries titled Superman: Birthright, written by Mark Waid and penciled by Lenil Francis Yu; this was made into a retcon of Superman's post-crisis origin, replacing Byrne's version, but yet using many elements from that version, along with elements that subtly tie into the Smallville television show.
  • The only thing that can stop superman is Kryptonite. Green rock which are pieces of his exploded planet.
  • His original costume was made by Mrs.Kent out of the baby blanket he was wrapped in as a child.

May 1 is Labor Day

The May 1st date is used because in 1884 the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions demanded an eight-hour workday in the United States, to come in effect as of May 1, 1886. This resulted in the general strike and the U.S. Haymarket Riot of 1886, but eventually also in the official sanction of the eight-hour workday.
May Day is designated International Workers Day. It is indeed a thoroughly international holiday; and the United States is one of the few countries in the world where pressure from local working classes has not led to an official holiday. In the 20th century, the holiday received the official endorsement of the Soviet Union; celebrations in communist countries during the Cold War era often consisted of large military parades and shows of common people in support of the government.

The Haymarket Martyrs

The story of the Haymarket Martyrs, and their monument in Forest Home Cemetery, begins at a convention of the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in 1884. The Federation (the predecessor to the American Federation of Labor) called for a great movement to win the 8-hour workday, which would climax on May 1, 1886.

The plan was to spend two years urging all American employers to adopt a standard 8-hour day, instead of the 10 to 12, even up to 16-hour days that were prevalent. After May 1 of 1886, all workers not yet on an 8-hour schedule, were to cease work in a nation-wide strike until their employer would meet the demand.

80,000 Marched
Although some employers did meet the deadline, many did not. Accordingly, great demonstrations took place on May 1 all across the country. Chicago's was the biggest with an estimated 80,000 marching on Michigan Avenue, much to the alarm of Chicago's business leaders and newspapers who saw it as foreshadowing "revolution," and demanded a police crackdown.
In fact, the Anarchists and other political radicals in Chicago were reluctant to have anything to do with the 8-hour day strike, which they saw as "reformist;" but they were prevailed upon by the unionists to participate because Albert Parsons and others were such powerful orators and had a substantial following.
A mass meeting was called for the night of May 4, 1886 in the city haymarket at Randolph St. and DesPlaines Ave. Its purpose was to protest a police action from the previous day in which strikers and their supporters at the McCormick Reaper plant on Blue Island Ave. had been killed and injured by police.
The mass meeting in the haymarket was so poorly planned that the organizers had to round up speakers, including Parsons, at the spur of the moment. A rain began to fall, and as the last speaker was concluding, a large force of 200 police arrived with a demand that the meeting disperse.

Bomb Thrown
Someone, unknown to this day, then threw a bomb at the massed police. In their confusion, the police began firing their weapons in the dark, killing at least four in the crowd and wounding many more. Several police were killed (only one by the bomb), the rest probably by police fire. The myth of the Haymarket Riot was born.
In the aftermath of the event, unions were raided all across the country. The Eight-Hour Movement was derailed and it was not until passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1935, that the 8-hour workday became the national standard, a part of the Fair Labor Standards Act passed during President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal."

Albert Parsons and seven others associated with radical organizations were prosecuted in a show trial. None were linked to the unknown bomb thrower, and some were not even present at the time. They were held to be responsible for the bomb thrower's act, because their public criticism of corporate America, the political structure, and the use of police power against the working people, was alleged to have inspired the bomber.

Governor's Pardon
They were found guilty in a trial which Governor John Peter Altgeld subsequently held to be grossly unfair. On June 26, 1894, Altgeld pardoned those defendants still alive and in prison; but Parsons, Spies, Fischer, and Engel had been hanged, and Lingg was an apparent suicide.
The Haymarket case became a world-wide scandal. Governor Oglesby was petitioned by hundreds of thousands, including AFL President Samuel Gompers, to grant clemency, and thus prevent a miscarriage of justice by stopping the executions. Appeals by the defense delayed the hanging for over a year. The seven were scheduled to hang on November 11, 1887. The day before the execution, November tenth, Governor Oglesby commuted the sentences of Saumel Fielden and Michael Schwab to life inprisonment. The remaining prisoners were to be hanged the next day. Louis Lingg cheated the executioner and killed himself in his cell by biting down on a dynamite blasting cap. August Spies, Adolph Fischer, Aulbert Parsons, and George Engel, were hanged on November 11th, known as "Black Friday".

In July of 1889, a delegate from the AFL attending an international labor conference in Paris, urged that May 1 of each year be celebrated as a day of labor solidarity. It was adopted. Accordingly, with the exception of the United States, workers throughout the world consider May First to be their "Labor Day."

Labor Day in the Philippines
May 1, 1903 was the date of the first labor day celebrated in the Philippines. It was organized by the Union Obrera Democratica (UOD), the firstlabor federation in the Philippines.

Isabelo delos Reyes was acknowledge as the Father of Philippine Organized Labor.

White Noise

Have you see the movie "White Noise" which starred Michael Keaton?
The phenomenon in that movie in which spirits communicate through TV or radio is called Electronic Voice Phenomena or (EVP).
EVP is the process through which the dead communicate with the living through household recording devices. These extraordinary recordings-captured by people all over the world, in their homes, with a simple tape or video recorder-seem to confirm what many of us have dared to believe: it is possible for the dead to communicate with us.
The first case was in 1901, when Waldemar Bogoras recorded a shaman's spirit beating a drum. The first tape recorded voice happened in December 5, 1956 "This is G."

Interest in EVP apparently began in the1920s. An interviewer from Scientific American asked Thomas Edison about the possibility of contacting the dead. Edison, a man of no strong religious views, said that nobody knows whether “our personalities pass on to another existence or sphere” but

it is possible to construct an apparatus which will be so delicate that if there
are personalities in another existence or sphere who wish to get in touch with
us in this existence or sphere, this apparatus will at least give them a better
opportunity to express themselves than the tilting tables and raps and ouija
boards and mediums and the other crude methods now purported to be the only
means of communication.
(Clark 1997: 235)

There is no evidence, however, that Edison ever designed or tried to construct such a device. And he probably did not foresee spirits communicating with our tape recorders and television sets.

Psychologist Jim Alcock explains why many people believe in EVP.

Perception is a very complex process, and when our brains try to find patterns,
they are guided in part by what we expect to hear. If you are trying to hear
your friend while conversing in a noisy room, your brain automatically takes
snippets of sound and compares them against possible corresponding words, and
guided by context, we can often “hear” more clearly than the sound patterns
reaching our ears could account for. Indeed, it is relatively easy to
demonstrate in a psychology laboratory that people can readily come to hear
“clearly” even very muffled voices, so long as they have a printed version in
front of them that tells them what words are being spoken. The brain puts
together the visual cue and the auditory input, and we actually “hear” what we
are informed is being said, even though without that information, we could
discern nothing. Going one step further, and we can demonstrate that people can
clearly “hear” voices and words not just in the context of muddled voices, but
in a pattern of white noise, a pattern in which there are no voices or words at
Given that we can routinely demonstrate this effect, it is only
parsimonious to suggest that what people hear with EVP is also the product of
their own brains, and their expectations, rather than the voices of the dearly

For more info about EVP, visit The American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena (AA-EVP)http://aaevp.com/

also visit http://www.ghoststudy.com/new/evp.html