114-year-old Misao Okawa of Osaka, Japan is named the oldest woman in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Born on March 5, 1898 Ms. Okawa will turn 115 years old in five days. When asked what food makes Okawa live that long, she says that she eats everything. One of the favorite food of Ms. Okawa is mackerel sushi.
We do talk a lot about the most beautiful woman or the sexiest women but, few would like to know about the ‘ugliest woman’. Lizzie Velasquez doesn’t have body fat or muscle tissue – making her a skin wrapped figure on skeleton.
If you think she doesn’t have to loose any fat – that’s not a real problem. The mysterious disease is still undiagnosed and the 23-year-old Lizzie is one of the only three known person with similar problems. She is blind in one eye and has limited vision in the other.
Life sure isn’t fun with such a problems in such an young age. But, Lizzie is strong and determined to help others by motivating speech and suggestion. She has also written a book on herself.
A Korean music video, Gangnam Style, has made a new record in most watched video in YouTube.com. On December 21 the views count had exceeded 1 Billion mark, the first in the history of YouTube and most probably the first in any online video sharing site.
At the time of this writing total page views of the video is 1,004,480,502 with 6,162,311 thumb-ups and 449,312 thumb-downs.
Some of interesting YouTube facts:
- YouTube gets more than 4 billion views on it’s videos on every single day
- Users upload some 72 hours of video every minute – that is more than 100,000 hours of videos uploaded every single day.
- YouTube also gets 800 million unique users every month.
72 year-old Chandra Bahadur Dangi was unknown until he was declared the shortest person in the world in March this year. Another Nepali, Khagendra Thapa Magar was also one of the the record holders of the World’s Shortest person title.
I saw a couple of signs on the wall. The first one looked ok: It read “Wet Paint”. I didn’t touch to see if it was really wet or not.
The next further down the corridor was a sign that went a bit further, and read:
I went back and took photos of the two signs!
Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Nepal is declared the shortest person in the last week of February, last month.
Now, another Nepali has become world’s shortest person ever. The 72 year-old man is also the oldest person claiming to be the shortest person in the world.
Last year, Ted Williams was homeless and standing on the side of roads holding a sign that said he had a great voice. Now, he lives in his own condo, and believes miracles has happened in the last year.
Last year, the Columbus Dispatch newspaper posted a video shot by Doral Chenoweth in YouTube that got viral (attached below) and, he got offers to work in radio.
After a three-month drug rehabilitation program, Ted was good to work in a Boston-based cable network. Currently living just outside Columbus, Ohio in Dublin, Ted is now sober, happy, and has also written a book named “A Golden Voice” to be released in May.
Ted Williams, a homeless Ohio man with a golden radio voice has already received job offers after this video, first posted by The Columbus Dispatch, made him an online sensation.
According to the Experian Hitwise report, Facebook was the top searched word in search engines this year. It was not only the first, four out of ten top search had the word ‘Facebook’ in them. Google’s YouTube was the second, Craigslist the fourth.
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The 18th birthday of Jyoti Amge, from India, was filled with joy when she was declared the world’s shortest woman by Guinness Book of World Records.
The 62.8 centimeters (24.7 inches) tall lady looked like a doll in her traditional Indian dress. Jyoti is 7 centimeters shorter than the previous title holder, Bridgette Jordan, a 22-year-old American.
Until Dec. 16, 2011 she held the title of world’s shortest teenager. In the last two years, Jyoti has only grown 1 cm taller. In a statement Guinness said that she will not grow more due to a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia.
Historically, the title of the shortest woman was held by Pauline Musters, from the Netherlands, who lived from 1876 to 1895 and was only 61 centimeters tall.
A BC resident, Sum Ying Fung died on December 6, 2011 in Burnaby General Hospital at the age of 112 years. Born in China on January 27, 1899, she had less than two months to turn 113 years.
in 1911, Her husband Chong Lim Fung, came to Canada before marrying her. When he went back to China to marry her, the Canadian government didn’t allow her to join her husband in Canada.
It was only in 1954, the government allowed Sum Ying Fung and their children were allowed to immigrate. Her husband died in 1967.
The City of Vancouver had recognized Fung’s 112th birthday on January 27, 2010 and she also received a letter from the Queen. (Photo credit CBC)
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