Friday, May 27, 2016

Ouch! Snake Bites Man's Penis

A man in Thailand is recovering in hospital after a four meter long python found its way into his toilet as he answered the call of nature and latched onto his penis with its fangs for several minutes.

Rescuers were alerted by loud screams. The massive snake eventually released him. He had already lost a lot of blood and was rushed to hospital. Luckily, for the man, pythons are not venomous.

The toilet had to be dismantled to remove the snake.

Kids in China have to Scale a Cliff to Get to School

Chinese authorities have promised to help an isolated mountain village after photos of a terrifying walk to school went viral.

Imagine if you had to literally scale a cliff to get to work or school, risking death each time.

That’s what fifteen children do in an isolated mountain village in China to get to school, and after images of the potentially deadly climb went viral, Chinese authorities have promised to help.

The Communist party secretary in Sichuan province said a steel staircase will be built while the government searches for a longterm solution, the Guardian reports.

For now, the children of Atuler village continue climbing down flimsy ladders and over bare rock races, while wearing their backpacks, for more than an hour to get to school. The journey is so treacherous, thateven or eight people have died attempting it. The kids only return home twice a month.

Chen Jie, who took the photographs of the climb that brought attention to the village, described the trek to the Guardian. “It is very dangerous. You have to be 100% careful,” he said. “If you have any kind of accident, you will fall straight into the abyss.”


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

4 Ways to Increase Android Phone Storage Memory

'Phone storage almost full. Consider deleting some files' is a common annoying pop-up on most smartphones. If you are a heavy Android phone user it may be hard deciding what files and apps you want to delete from your phone.  In case you are faced with this dilemma, here is a short list to help you increase Android phone storage memory.

1) Apps and Games

Android has made it possible for us to download many apps including games that we rarely play. Sometimes they may take up too much space. This is the first place you should look to increase Android phone storage memory.

2) Clear Your Cache

Using your phone for a long time leads to the build up of useless cached information. Browser and mobile apps normally cache information to enable faster loading times without having to connect to the Internet server to fetch a web page. However, after a while, this cached store can become massive and use up valuable storage space. Clear the cache on your phone once in a while by going to 'Settings' then 'Manage my applications'

4) Photos and Video

Videos take up much space on your phone especially if they are High Definition videos. Whatsapp videos can also be notorious at hogging storage space. If you do not want them to delete them, connect your phone to your laptop or PC, download them and then delete them on your phone. Do the same for photos.

3) Other Ideas

Finally, there are a number of other ways to increase Android phone storage memory. These include:

  • Clearing your browsing history
  • Deleting unused contacts
  • Deleting completed tasks
  • Deleting old messages
  • Deleting the phone book log

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Where to Buy Used Computers in Nairobi

Are you looking to buy a used computer in Nairobi? There are three main sources of second hand computers in Nairobi:

Classifieds Sites

Sites such as Olx, pigiame, buyandsell and many others feature used computers for sale.

Purchase from Companies/Government

Private companies and government will dispose off old computers once in a while. They usually do this by issuing disposal tenders or by organizing auctions. Peruse the daily newspapers for these advertisements.

Buy from Importers

There are many Kenyan companies that import refurbished computers from the UK and US. Many of these companies are located within the CBD, that is, Moi Avenue, Kenyatta Avenue, Koinange Street and Jamia Mall. There are also others such as Computer Planet located at Visions Plaza on Mombasa Road. These importers are ideal if you are looking to make a bulk purchase of used computers in Nairobi. They also give you a warranty, usually three months.

Monday, May 16, 2016

How to Search Google Like a Pro

We have all had those moments when you search for something on google and get results that are vastly different from what you are really searching for. Depending on what your search terms are, you can end up getting results that range from completely irrelevant to outright bizarre.

Google says they are continuously improving their search algorithm to deliver relevant results. However, it is yet to get to the level of artificial intelligence (AI) so you have to grapple with bad search results every now and then.

In the meantime, to avoid these frustrations, here are a few tricks to master Google search.

Google like a boss


Friday, May 13, 2016

Understanding Motor Insurance

Motor Insurance covers you against loss or damage to your own vehicle due to accidental fire, theft, accident, third –party bodily injury or death, third party property loss or damage. Insurance of motor vehicles against third party risks is compulsory in Kenya and it is an offense for any person to use motor vehicle without the insurance cover.

Types of cover under motor insurance

Motor Third party - This cover protects you against third party losses including death, bodily injury and/or property damage.
Motor Third party Fire and Theft - This cover protects you against all third party risks mentioned above in addition to loss and/or damage to your vehicle due to theft and fire.
Motor Comprehensive - This protects you against the third party’s death, bodily injury and/or property damage as well as loss/ damage to your vehicle due to accidental fire, theft or an accident.

Who is a third party?

  • The first party in a motor insurance contract is you as the vehicle owner.
  • The second party is the insurer. 
  • The third party is a person who suffers property damage or loss or death or bodily injury as a result of an accident involving your motor vehicle. A third party may be any person including a property owner, a pedestrian, a driver or passengers in another vehicle.

Do's and Don'ts when applying for insurance


  • Disclose all material facts on the risks to be covered.
  • Answer all the questions fully and accurately.
  • Complete and sign the proposal form yourself.
  • Establish the market value of your vehicle by having it valued preferably by a Motor Assessor.


  • Leave any question in the proposal form unanswered.
  • Withhold or misrepresent any material facts otherwise the certificate of insurance will be void and claim can be repudiated.
  • Underinsure, as you will be penalized by the application of Average in the event of a claim.

List of Kenya's Operational Border Points

Here is a list of Kenya's operational border points as provided by the Directorate of Immigration and Registration of Persons:
1. Moyale
2. Wilson
3. Namanga
4. Mandera
5. Wajir
6. Lokichogio/Nadapal
7. Loitoktok
8. Malaba
9. Busia
10. Lwakhakha
11. Suam
12. Mbita Point
13. Muhuru Bay
14. Isebania
15. Shimoni
16. Kilindini
17. Old Port
18. LungaLunga
19. Taveta
20. Vanga
21. Lamu
22. Malindi
23. Kiunga
24. Kisumu International Airport

Cheap Basic Stain Removal Tips

The easiest thing to do when your favorite item of clothing has a stain is to replace it with a new one. But you could save yourself the money and time by using these simple stain removal tips that will only cost a fraction of the cost of replacement.

These tips only require a few easy to obtain household care items:

  1. Blood - Soak in cold water mixed with two tablespoons of salt.
  2. Chocolate - Rinse from the reverse side with cold water. Rub in some liquid dish washing soap such as Morning Fresh, Ushindi or your preferred brand, and leave to sit for 5 minutes, then soak for 15 minutes in cold water.
  3. Coffee - Mix 1 teaspoon of white vinegar with two cups of water and apply to the stain with a sponge.
  4. Crayon - Sprinkle baking soda onto the crayon marks and rub with a cloth
  5. Ink (Ballpoint) - Dab a little non-gel toothpaste such as Colgate or Aquafresh over the affected area and rub gently. Wash off with soap. Repeat if necessary
  6. Ink (Dry Erase Marker) - Rub stain with dish washing liquid and a damp cloth, before washing with detergent.
  7. Grass - Pre-treat the stain with white vinegar or dish washing liquid.
  8. Mud - Allow the mud to dry completely. Remove as much mud as you can then rub dish washing liquid into the area with a damp cloth.
  9. Grease - Sprinkle baking soda on the stain to soak up excess grease. Rb the stain with liquid dish soap and wash in the hottest water suitable for the garment.
  10. Red wine - Sprinkle salt on the area to absorb as much as the satin as possible rinse from the reverse side of the stain with boiling water and wash immediately.
  11. Perspiration - Create  a paste with baking soda and water. Apply to the stain and leave it to sit for an hour.
  12. Rust - Squeeze lemon juice onto the stain and sprinkle with salt. Allow garment to bleach naturally in the sun.
  13. Sauce - Apply white vinegar directly onto the stain and wash immediately. Sunlight will also bleach stubborn stains