From another site, extract:

Who would do such a thing? The same sort of people who have perpetuated some of the top urban legends such as the claim that Mr. Rogers had a former secret career as a trained assassin, and that ATM users can quickly contact police in the event of an attempted robbery by entering their PIN in reverse. The cyberspace is full of lies disguised as inspiration, political alerts, health warnings, and prayers. Many come complete with enhanced photographs. The ones that are especially ironic are those that state, “Even Snopes has confirmed this,” along with a link to Snopes that attributes it as false. People who forward such emails, obviously do not check the link themselves. (source: To Forward or Not to Forward? By Patti Maguire Armstrong

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Forwarded Emails

Sunday, February 21, 2010

How long to paint a feather - Worth forwarding, but with proper source and acknowledgement

Note, This email, with a title, 'I Wonder How Long It Takes To Paint a Feather,' came to me:
  • Information courtesy: Iftekhar Syed Ali, Laith Khalifa, Adil Al-Kufaishi thro' fun_and_fun_only
  • Information corroborated @ Collection of forward mails,fun mails,time pass mails,good morning mails... and @ Whats In Your Email?
  • Info originating from (primary source; not attributed by those of forward): Feather lady Studio: wildlife art by Northwest artist Julie Thompson

  • Saturday, February 6, 2010

    Why INDIA is in trouble? [Nice Joke, Yet another forwarded email]

    PS. Source, our digg says, the idea of this joke comes from:; The pictures' courtesy: zadtee's blog

    Population: 100 crore
    -9 crore retired
    -30 crore in state Government
    -17 crore in central Government (both categories don't work)
    -1 crore IT professionals (don't work for India)
    -25 crore in school
    -1 crore are under 5 years
    -15 crore unemployed
    -1.2 crore u can find anytime in hospitals
    Statistics say you find 79,99,998 people anytime in jail.
    The balance two are you & me.

    BOTTOMLINE: You are busy reading my E-mails and sending forwards! I am busy reading your forwards, and forwarding e-mails to all my friends!!! How can I handle India alone?

    Friday, February 5, 2010

    Forwarding, Forwarded Emails - Quotable quotes about waste of bandwidth, mindwidth and timewidth

    “A new chain letter has entered the charts claiming that the MSN will be closed down unless the bogus email is forwarded to family, friends and colleagues. As always, these chain letters are best deleted as they waste bandwidth.” Carole Theriault @
    “We advise all companies to consider circulating a policy on virus hoaxes to curb the spread of these annoying emails that can cause mail overload and results in down time and loss of profits. Although they do not cause serious network damage, certain hoaxes, such as the HIV Needle email, are cruel tricks that can be very upsetting for those users receiving them.” Carole Theriault @
    “Chain letters like this are too easily forwarded to friends, family and colleagues without people using their common sense. Stories like this become urban legends, constantly being repeated without anyone bothering to check the facts. Hoaxes and chain letters like this are not harmless - they waste time and bandwidth, and can be a genuine headache for support departments. Users need to be more skeptical, and ask themselves whether everything they are told by email can be believed.” Graham Cluley @

    Thursday, February 4, 2010

    E-mail Adds Stress to Daily Life - Strange but true!!!

    Reporter: Allen Mask, M.D. Posted: Aug 27, 2007 @

    Lab and researcher administrator Amarillyis Carreira says
    the hundreds of e-mails she receives daily cause her to suffer from "inbox stress."

    "The conveniences of e-mail - speed and mobility - come along with pressure to also be quick in responding.
    Researchers from Scotland found that for some people, the words "You've got mail" increasingly also mean "You've got stress."
    Lab and researcher administrator Amarillyis Carreira said her inbox is the most cluttered place on her computer and that simply replying to her e-mails can ruin her day.

    "I get about 200, 250 emails a day. It is very stressful," Carreira said.
    continue reading: E-mail Adds Stress to Daily Life