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World’s Longest Bridal Train Displayed From Hot Air Balloon (VIDEO, PICTURES)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 21, 2012

A Romanian model from Bucharest has officially set the Guinness World Record for the longest bridal train, measuring a phenomenal three kilometres (1.8 miles) long.

Ema Dumitrescu, 17, showed off the long ivory train from a hot air balloon above the city to promote the city’s biannual Wedding Fair.

“I’m very happy and thrilled that I’ll be presenting this event,” Dumitrescu said. “It’s going to be beautiful to see the wedding train from a balloon and to follow it along the boulevard.”

The dress itself was designed and made by the Andree Salon fashion house and took 10 seamstresses 100 days to stitch together. Read the rest of this entry »

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Stephen Slevin: Man Locked In Solitary Confinement For Two Years Wins $22m Payout

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 28, 2012

A man who was locked in solitary confinement for two years without a trial, has been awarded a $22m payout.

 

Stephen Slevin, 58, from New Mexico, won the mammoth compensation package for violation of his constitutional rights.

 

Slevin was arrested in August 2005.

 

According to Sky News, he was charged withpossession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated driving while under the influence, driving with a suspended licence, possession of an open container of alcohol in a vehicle and improper use of registration.

 

He was imprisoned in a small padded cell in Dona Ana County, where he remained until May 2007, never once seeing a judge. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are Aliens On The Moon? Scientists Want YOU To Join The Search

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 26, 2011

American scientists want to enlist online volunteers to identify signs of alien life in moon images collected by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).

Physicists Paul Davies and Robert Wagner ofArizona State University believe there may be signs of extra terrestrial life in the form of messages, scientific instruments, waste or evidence of mining that could be spotted by human telescopes and orbiting spacecraft.

In their paper published online in the journal Acta Astronautica, the pair wrote: “Although there is only a tiny probability that alien technology would have left traces on the moon in the form of an artefact or surface modification of lunar features, this location has the virtue of being close, and of preserving traces for an immense duration.

“If it costs little to scan data for signs of intelligent manipulation, little is lost in doing so, even though the probability of detecting alien technology at work may be exceedingly low.”

The paper adds: “Alien civilizations may have sent probes to our region of the galaxy. Any mission to the solar system would probably have occurred a very long time ago.

“The lunar environment could preserve artefacts for millions of years.”

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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The Gods must be crazy: Metal ‘Teletubby head’ falls near Namibian village

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 23, 2011

Namibia, Desert Region : A handout photo provided by the National Forensic Science Institute shows a giant metallic ball of 1,1 metre in diameter weighing some 6 kilograms that fell out of the sky on a remote grassland in Namibia, prompting baffled authorities to contact NASA and the European space agency (ESA) on December 21, 2011. AFP Photo / National Forensic Science Institute)

Mystery surrounds a 13-pound unidentified flying object which fell from the skies in northern Namibia. Despite efforts by researchers to identify its composition and origins, nobody has been able to establish where the metal sphere came from.

Mystery surrounds a 13-pound unidentified flying object which fell from the skies in northern Namibia. Despite efforts by researchers to identify its composition and origins, nobody has been able to establish where the metal sphere came from.

The ball, weighing 13 pounds (5.9 kilograms) and measuring 14 inches (35 centimeters) in diameter hit the ground next to the Namibian village of Omanatunga in the Omunsati region in the north of the country.

Locals reported hearing a series of loud explosions before the sphere was found by a farmer sometime between November 15 and November 20. The metal ball was found some 60 feet (1.5 meters) away from a small crater it is assumed to have created when it fell.

Ever since, local officials and researchers have been kept busy investigating the origins and make-up of the mysterious ball. Local police chief Vilho Hifindaka was quick to calm everyone down by saying the object did not pose any danger, as it was hollow inside.

The director of the Namibian National Forensic Science Institute, Paul Vidik, said the two sides of the ball appear to be welded together and that the sphere contains a metal alloy used in spaceships. He rejected the idea that it could be an extraterrestrial object and said such findings are commonplace throughout the southern hemisphere – in South America, Africa and Australia.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Simon Cowell, The Messiah: Quarter Children Think X Factor Boss Born On Christmas Day

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 21, 2011

   

One in four children think Christmas Day celebratesSimon Cowell‘s birthday, while nearly a quarter think God was born in Essex, a survey has found.

The same number of five to seven-year-olds also thought Jesus was born either at 10 Downing Street or Buckingham Palace, with more than a third not even knowing whose birthday it is on Christmas Eve.

The survey, conducted by Woolworths.co.uk, found children’s perception of Christmas populated with celebrities. More than a third (35%) of the youngsters could not name a single one of Father Christmas’ reindeer. Of the children questioned, 12% thought singer Tulisa was the name of a reindeer. Other names suggested were:

And they fared no better when it came to identifying the three wise men, either. More than a third thought Gary BarlowMark Wright from reality show The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE) and Prince Charles were the gift-bearing visitors in the nativity scene. In a sign of the times, 30% presumed these “wise men” heard about the birth of Jesus through Facebook.

Other interesting facts included 28% thinking Lapland was a nightclub and 35% never having heard of Rudolph before.

Woolworths spokesperson said: “Christmas is such a special and magical time of year for children, so it’s surprising that there is so much confusion going around.

“Obviously Christmas means different things for different families but it’s a big shock that 35% don’t even know who Rudolph is.

“We’re not saying that celebrity culture has ruined the traditions of Christmas but from these results it certainly seems to have had an effect on how children think about the big day!”

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Number One Super Guy: Hong Kong Footballer Scores Incredible Scorpion Kick Own Goal (Video)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 20, 2011


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No-one’s ever proud of scoring an own goal – but if you’re ever going to score one, you better pray it’s as magnificent as this glorious scorpion kick number we’ve got for you below.

Pulled off by 31-year-old Nigerian defender Festus Baise for Hong Kong’s Citizen AA team, if it had been seen on the other side of the pitch we’d be looking at a contender for goal of the year.

A shame then that Baise was aiming for a clearance rather than the back of his own net, but hey, you can’t have it all – and at least his team eventually won, a 3-2 final score against Sun Hei making this epic cock-up an amusing anecdote rather than a career-ending blunder.

But as this is such a doozy, it would be criminal not to offer up a round-up of other astonishing own goals, right? Well, exactly… so after checking out his fancy footwork, marvel at a dozen or so other “beauties” afterwards…

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The World’s Oldest Dog, Pusuke, Dies In Japan At The Age Of 26 (Pictures)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 8, 2011

Living to the grand ol’ age of 26 years old, Pusuke has, as they say, had a very good innings.

Working out at a whopping 125 years old in dog years, the much-loved fluffy tan Shiba mix passed away peacefully on Monday after falling ill and refusing to eat his food.

His owner, Yumiko Shinohara, told her local paperShimotsuke Shimbun: “I’m so sad… I would like to tell him that I appreciate he lived a long healthy life.”

Recognised for just one year as the owner of the prestigious oldest living dog title, the Guinness World Record will now pass onto a new (old) dog, with the seemingly-unbeatable record of oldest dog ever still in the paws of an Australian cattle dog called Bluey who died in 1939.

Bluey’s age? 29 years, 6 months and 12 days. Close, Pusuke, but no cigar.

Earlier this year, back in April, the world’s oldest man also died. His name was Walter Breuning, and he lived 114 years old – meaning that Pusuke kind-of-sorta beat him. In a way. A way that in no way counts, that is.

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Weta Find! World’s Largest Insect Weighs Three Times More Than A Mouse (Pictures)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 2, 2011

The world’s biggest insect has been found on a remote island in New Zealand, and it weighs three times more than a mouse.

Nature lover Mark Moffett found the giant weta up a tree on the Little Barrier Island and even managed to feed the critter a carrot.

He was delighted to find that at 71g, it was the largest insect ever recorded in terms of weight.

The 53-year-old former park ranger said: ‘Three of us walked the trails of this small island for two nights scanning the vegetation for a giant weta.

“We spent many hours with no luck finding any at all, before we saw her up in a tree.

“The giant weta is the largest insect in the world, and this is the biggest one ever found, she weighs the equivalent to three mice.”

With a wing span of seven inches, the more squeamish traveller might be put off by the weta, but Moffett was fascinated.

The rare species used to live on the mainland but were made extinct by rats. The massive insect is an example of island giganticsm, where species thrive because of a lack of natural predators.

Moffett told the Daily Mail:

“She enjoyed the carrot so much she seemed to ignore the fact she was resting on our hands and carried on munching away.

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Tear Gas Attack Launched By Politician In South Korean Parliament (Video)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 23, 2011

A South Korean politician has launched a tear gas attack on his rivals in an attempt to stop a controversial trade deal.

Screams and shouting filled the chamber of the National Assembly as members of President Lee Myung-bak’s ruling party forced their way onto the floor for a surprise vote on the deal.

During the confusion one opposition member opened a tear gas canister and attacked his rivals with it, before he was eventually hauled out of the chamber by security guards. Glass doors were also smashed as parliamentary aides attempted to enter the chamber, according to the New York Times.

But the vote, comprising a huge free trade deal with the United States that some in the country argue will result in job losses, was eventually passed with a large majority.

Scenes of physical violence are not unusual in the South Korean parliament. In 2008 lawmakers used a sledgehammer in an attempt to force their way into a committee room to stop a debate on the same US trade deal.

According to the Associated Press after the vote was passed lawmakers were seen slumped on around the parliament chamber, heads on each others’ shoulders and staring at the floor in silence.

The deal represents the United State’s biggest free-trade deal since a 1994 agreement with Canada and Mexico. In 2010 trade between the two countries was worth around $90bn.

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