Rocky – A True Inspirational story

This is one of the SADDEST stories ever told in Hollywood. His name is Sylvestar Stallone. One of the BIGGEST and Most famous American Movie superstars. Back in the day,Stallone was a struggling actor in every definition. At some point,he got so broke that he stole his wife’s jewelry and sold it. Things got so bad that he even ended up homeless. Yes,he slept at the New York bus station for 3 days. Unable to pay rent or afford food. His lowest point came when he tried to sell his dog at the liquor store to any stranger. He didn’t have money to feed the dog anymore. He sold it at $25 only. He says he walked away crying.

ImageTwo weeks later,he saw a boxing match between Mohammed Ali and Chuck Wepner and that match gave him the inspiration to write the script for the famous movie,ROCKY. He wrote the script for 20 hours! He tried to sell it and got an offer for $125,000 for the script. But he had just ONE REQUEST. He wanted to STAR in  the movie. He wanted to be the MAIN ACTOR. Rocky himself. But the studio said NO. They wanted a REAL STAR.

They said he “Looked funny and talked funny”. He left with his script. Afew weeks later,the studio offered him $250,000 for the script. He refused. They even offered $350,000. He still refused. They wanted his movie. But NOT him. He said NO. He had to be IN THAT MOVIE.

After a while,the studio agreed,gave him $35,000 for the script and let him star in it! The rest is history! The movie won Best Picture,Best Directing and Best Film Editing at the prestigious Oscar Awards. He was even nominated for BEST ACTOR! The Movie ROCKY was even inducted into the American National Film Registry as one of the greatest movies ever!

And do You know the first thing he bought with the $35,000? THE DOG HE SOLD. Yes,Stallone LOVED HIS DOG SO MUCH that he stood at the liquor store for 3 days waiting for the man he sold his dog to. And on the 3rd day,he saw the man coming with the dog. Stallone explained why he sold the dog and begged for the dog back. The man refused. Stallone offered him $100. The man refused. He offered him $500. And the guy refused. Yes,he refused even $1000. And,Believe it or Not, Stallone had to pay $15,000 for the same,same dog he sold at $25 only! And he finally got his dog back!

And today,the same Stallone who slept in the streets and sold his dog JUST BECAUSE he couldn’t even feed it anymore,is one of the GREATEST Movie Stars who ever walked the Earth!

Being broke is BAD. Really BAD. Have You ever had a dream? A wonderful dream? But You are too broke to implement it? Too tiny to do it? Too small to accomplish it? Damn! I’ve been there too many times!

Life is tough. Opportunities will pass you by,just because you are a
NOBODY. People will want your products but NOT YOU. Its a tough
world. If you aint already famous,or rich or “connected”,You will find it rough.

Doors will be shut on You. People will steal your glory and crash your hopes.You will push and push. And yet NOTHING WILL HAPPEN.

And then your hopes will be crashed.You will be broke. Damn broke. You will do odd jobs for survival. You will be unable to feed yourself. And Yes,you may end up sleeping in the streets.

It happens. Yes,it does.

You,Keep Dreaming. Even when they crush your hopes, Keep Dreaming. Even when they turn you away,Keep Dreaming. Even when they shut you down,Keep Dreaming.

NO ONE KNOWS WHAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF EXCEPT YOURSELF! People will judge You by HOW you look. And by WHAT You have.
But please, Fight on! Fight for Your place in history. Fight for your glory. NEVER EVER GIVE UP!

Even if it means selling all your clothes and sleeping with the dogs,ITS OKAY! But AS LONG AS YOU ARE STILL ALIVE,Your STORY IS NOT OVER. TRUST ME.

Keep Up the Fight. Keep your dreams and hope alive.


Puzzle: Birds in branches

birds on branches

There were some birds sitting on two branches of a tree.

One of the birds of Branch A says to the birds on the Branch B “one of u comes here and we will be equal.”

In reply Branch B bird Say “one of u come here and we would be double compare to u.”

Now say how many birds were their on branch A and branch B


 From first sentence, we get A+1 = B-1 which gives B=A+2

From Second Sentence, we get 2(A-1) = B+1 which gives B = 2A-3

Comparing, we get A as 5 and B as 7.

Branch A = 5 birds

Branch B = 7 birds

Puzzle: Two Hour Glasses

You have two hourglasses: a 7 minute one and an 11 minute one. Using just these hourglasses, how can you accurately measure time 15 minutes?


Hour Glass


Answer :

1.Start both the 7 minute hour glass & 11 minute hour glass.

2. Wait till the 7 minute hour glass times out. Time is 7 minute!

3. Restart the 7 minute hour glass. At this time 11 minute hour glass will have 4 minutes left to time out.

4. As soon as 11 minute glass times out invert the 7 minute hour glass. Total time now is 11 minutes.

5. After inverting 7 minute hour glass, it will now have 4 minutes left for time out.

6. After these 4 minutes times out, the total time is 15 minutes.

Today’s Word : oenophile

Word: oenophile




noun: Someone who enjoys wine, especially as a connoisseur.

From Greek oinos (wine), + -phile (love). Earliest documented use: 1930.

“While I am more than happy to drink wine of all nations and colours, my husband Don is the family oenophile.”
Ann Morrison; Confessions of an Underqualified Oenophile; Financial Times (London, UK); Jun 10, 2006.

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Puzzle: Wine Barrel

There is a barrel with no lid and some wine in it.
“This barrel of wine is more than half full,” said Kiran.
“No it’s not,” says Rahul. “It’s less than half full.”

Without any measuring implements and without removing any wine from the barrel, how can they easily determine who is correct?



Tilt the barrel until the wine barely touches the lip of the barrel. If the bottom of the barrel is visible then it is less than half full.If the barrel bottom is still completly coverd by the wine, then it is more than half full.


Puzzle: A Dog, a Cow and a Goat were stolen

A Dog, a Cow and a Goat were stolen. Three suspects got caught: Rahul, Mithun and Ram. Each person stole one animal, but we do not know who stole which. Here are the investigation statements.

Rahul said: Ram stole the Dog.

Mithun said: Ram stole the Cow.

Ram said: They both were lying. I did not steal the Dog or the Cow.

Later on, the police found out the man who stole the goat told a lie. The man who stole the dog told the truth. Can you find out who stole which?



Ram stole the Cow

Rahul stole the Goat

Mithun stole the Dog


The man who stole the dog told the truth. All we need to do is to find out who was that.

If Rahul had stolen the dog he would not said: Ram stole the dog. He should said: I stole the dog or Ram did not steal the dog. If Ram had stolen the dog, he would not said: I did steal the dog.

So Mithun stole the dog. What he said was true: Ram stole the cow. Then Rahul stole the goat and told a lie.


Simple race puzzle

1) Imagine that you are in a race, you overtake the person in the second position.
What is your position now?


Answer:  Second position


2)You are in a race, you overtake the person in the last position.
what is your position now?


Answer:  This situation is not possible

Today’s Word : stupefy

Word : stupefy
(STOO-puh-fy, STYOO-) 


verb tr.:
1. To make someone so bored or tired as unable to think clearly.
2. To amaze. 

From French stupéfier (to astound), from Latin stupefacere (to make stupid or senseless), from stupere (to be numb or amazed) + facere (to make). Earliest documented use: before 1600. 

“Craig Kimbrel’s stuff has an almost narcotic attraction to it, an irresistible quality that can stupefy.”
Steve Hummer; Braves Closer Took Unusual Path to Role; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia); May 21, 2011. 

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