Good to know

Good to know

"Good to know" page should feed you with news you might never have heard before.

Information which could be important for you and the once you love.

Information to pass on do your friends - which might could save lives!

1. Good to know - "About mobile phones"

4 THINGS YOU PROBABLY NEVER KNEW YOUR MOBILE PHONE COULD DO

There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies.

Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival.

Check out the things that you can do with it:

Good to know 1.1

Emergency

The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112.

If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile; network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialled even if the keypad is locked.
Try it out.

Good to know 1.2

Have you locked your keys in the car?

Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday.
Good reason to own a cell phone: If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their mobile phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end.

Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you.

Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other ''remote'' for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).

Editor''s Note: It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a mobile phone!

Good to know 1.3

Hidden Battery Power
Imagine your mobile battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#

Your mobile will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery.

This reserve will get charged when you charge your mobile next time.

Good to know 1.4

How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?

To check your Mobile phone''s serial number, key in the following digits on your phone:* # 0 6 #

A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe.
When your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code.

They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless.

You probably won''t get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can''t use/sell it either.

If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

Please pass this along to everyone.

This is the kind of information people don''t mind receiving, so pass it on to your family and friends

2. Good to know - ICE - In case of Emergency

ICE (for In Case of Emergency ) is an abbreviation that a cell phone user can enter into the device''s directory to identify the telephone number of a primary contact, such as next of kin.

In an emergency situation, when a person may not be able to speak, the ICE listing allows rescue workers or other helpers to notify the appropriate person and get relevant information as quickly as possible.

Safe in your mobile phone under ICE1 #, ICE2 #, ICE3 # who should be contacted when you are unable to give lifesaving information. As every 6th person in the world is caring a mobile phone with them!

Your mobile could be your lifesaver!

Bob Brotchie, a British paramedic, came up with the idea for ICE.

According to statistics from Brotchie''s unit in East Anglia, only 25% of people carry emergency contact information. In situations where a person is in shock or unconscious, rescue workers and hospital staff frequently call stored numbers in the individual''s cell phone.

Brotchie thought that the process could be simplified if there were a simple, universal means of identifying an emergency contact number.

Cell phones were deemed the logical choice because people who use the devices tend to carry them wherever they go, even in situations where they might not carry a purse or wallet.

The program encourages people to enter emergency contacts in their cell phone address book under the name "ICE" for "in case of emergency."

Accompanying that acronym would be the name and phone numbers of the person who should be called if something has happened to the owner of the phone.

3. Good to know - Emergency worldwide
Remember #112

This applies all over the world

UNMARKED POLICE CAR WARNING

Read this and then send it to all your friends!

This actually happened to someone''s daughter.

Lauren was 19 yrs old and in university. This story takes place over the Christmas/New Year''s holiday break.

It was the Saturday before New Year''s and it was about 1pm in theafternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend. An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on.

Lauren''s parents have 4 children (high school and university age) and have always told them never to pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road, but rather wait until they get to a petrol station, etc.

So Lauren had actually listened to her parents'' advice, and promptly phoned the number 112 on her mobile phone to tell the police dispatcher that she would not pull over right away. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop behind her.

The dispatcher checked to see if there was a police car where she was, and there wasn''t, and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that he had back-up already on the way.

Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground.

The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes.

I never knew that bit of advice, but especially for a woman alone in a car, you should not pull over for an unmarked car.

Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going to a ''safe'' place. You obviously need to make some signals that you acknowledge them i.e., put on your hazard lights, or call No. 112 like Lauren did.

112 IS THE NUMBER TO RING IF YOU CANNOT GET SERVICE ON YOUR MOBILE

Please pass on to any females that you know

112 can be dialled anywhere in the world with GSM coverage and is automatically translated to that country''s emergency number

Good to know - Emergency call service AUS

4. Good to know - Blood Clots/Stroke
"Tongue"
another Indicator

STROKE:Remember

The 1st Three Letters....S.T.R.

My nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree.

If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.

Seriously..

Please read:

STROKE IDENTIFICATION

During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) ....she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening

Ingrid''s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm Ingrid passed away.)

She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don''t die.... they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this...
A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a troke...totally.

He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE

Thank God for the sense to remember the ''3'' steps, S T R

Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify.

Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S = *Ask the individual to SMILE

T = *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. It is sunny out today)

R = *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks,call 000 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE: Another ''sign'' of a stroke is this:

Ask the person to ''stick'' out their tongue. If the tongue is ''crooked'', if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

5. Good to know - Cell phone pluged in!!!???

Good to know - Never use the mobile while it is plugged in to the power outlet

A few days ago, a person was recharging his mobile phone at home.

�Just at that time a call came in and he answered it with the Instrument still connected to the outlet.

�After a few seconds electricity flowed into the cell phone unrestrained and the young man was thrown to the ground with a heavy thud.

�His parents rushed to the room only to find him unconscious, with a weak heartbeat and burnt fingers.

�He was rushed to the nearby hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

�Cell phones are a very useful modern invention.

However, we must be aware that it can also be an instrument of death

Never use the cell phone while it is hooked to the electrical outlet!

Good to know so
FORWARD THIS TO THE PEOPLE THAT MATTER IN YOUR LIFE!!!!

Good to know - Study into mobile phone health risk

Tips from "Moon Calender"

Have you ever tried things you have been reading! Where you where saying - I don''t believe this - but still tried it!

You don''t have to believe it - but you should give it a try.

I did and I still follow it, because it really works!

You will find out more soon about it!

* Painful finger- toenails (ingrowing finger- toenails)

* when is the best time to clean the house (windows etc., or heavy dirt, hard cleaning stuff)

* gardening (get rid of weeds)

* flooring (bricks outdoor, wooden floor)

* hair cuts

etc., etc.

6. Good to know - Finger- Toenail

Ingrowing finger- toenail

Cut your finger- and toenails every Friday or every second Friday.

Dependent how fast the are growing!

Just make sure you only cut them on "F R I D A Y'' S" you want have any more ingrowing nail problem when you follow this easy rule regular!

It made take a couple weeks when existing problem! Just try it!

7. Good to know - Hair cuts

Want your hair growing fast, slow or want them curly

Fast growing hair
Have your hair cuts when moon is increasing (only when hair damaged and cut only as much as necessary).

Slow growing hair

Have your hair cuts when moon is in decreasing phase.

Curly hair

Want more curly hair - cuts only when moon in star sign "Lion" (which is 2-3 days every month)