Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Picture Courtesy: Xinhua/AFP
Finally, he did it. Manuel Uribe, the world's heaviest man, recently married his longtime girlfriend Claudia Solis in northern Mexico. Uribe, who had not left his bed for six years, got married in his hometown of Monterrey. The wedding ceremony was attended by 400 guests. The 43-year-old Mexican and his bed had to be lifted onto a crane for the wedding ceremony. Uribe now weighs 259 kg. I wish them a Happy Married Life…
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Picture Courtesy: Shanghaidaily
It is the Macau Pavilion, which was recently unveiled at Shanghai World Expo. The shape of the pavilion is a jade rabbit lantern and it will change colors to present a mythological world. The designers of this beautiful pavilion got inspiration from rabbit lanterns popular during the Mid-autumn Festival in south China in ancient times. In a bid to attract visitors, balloons will serve as the head and tail of the rabbit. It has been decided that every visitor to this site will get a rabbit lantern.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Photo Courtesy: Yorkshireeveningpost
Here is another interesting story and this time another bold woman.
A 73-year old lady has set a new and unique record in the UK. According to Yorkshireeveningpost, Barbara Dyson, a surgeon from Methley, Leeds, has become the oldest woman in the country to secure a karate black belt after promising her dying husband that she would fight until she won the belt, which is considered as the sport's highest accolade. Dyson won this belt after 10 years of hard training. Now, she has become a master in punching, blocking and kicking. A few days ago, the great-grandmother, who also has three grandchildren, accidentally chopped a friend's hand after she mistook her for a robber.
At this age, I must say I will only play with my grandchildren and puppies. What else, lying on bed and listening to old music. Forget about belt, I wouldn't even be able to do jogging.
Now congratulate that lady for her incredible achievement.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Image Courtesy: Google
They say that no age bar can limit one from getting higher education. According to Croatian Times, a Croatian woman living in Italy has obtained a degree in philosophy, at the age of 85. Mejra Moise, who was born in on the Adriatic Island of Cres received her first degree in literature 62 years ago. Congratulations! Unfortunately I did not find a single photograph of Moise. I wish her all the very best for more higher education.
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." - Foster C. McClellan
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Many strange incidents happen around the world, beyond our imagination. Some are Bizarre, some are hilarious. Some are sad and some are jovial. Here is a story that really shocked me. Roger Goswell, a well-known property developer in Chichester, England killed his wife because she did not tell him that she was not a virgin when they married. Their 40yrs of marriage ended with a tragedy. According to an inquest, Goswell, who suffered from mental illness, killed his wife with a kitchen knife on December 23 last year and later crashed his Smart car into a tree near their home in West Sussex. The property developer later died at Worthing Hospital. What a man and what a world! I still can't believe it that after 40yrs of marriage a man can do such a heinous crime.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Photo Courtesy: Luc Viatour
The moment I found this photo, I decided to put it on my blog. The picture shows that how cute and colourful it is. The Mandarin fish, which is native to the Western Pacific, is probably one of the most distinctive fish available in the marine aquarium hobby today. You can find more information about this fish on Google and Wikipedia.