Archive for October, 2011
A 100-year-old man from UK, Fauja Singh, finished last at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 16, 2011. Although, he was last to finish the 42.195-kilometre marathon in 8 hours, that was, 6 hours after the winner Kenneth Mungara of Kenya finished it, he is proud to finish it as the the oldest runner.
Guinness reject birthdate in British Passport
The marathon organizers, Ontario Masters Athletics, has officially been recognized Singh’s feat. But, the Guinness official claim that he hasn’t supplied enough proof to support he is 100 year-old. Fauja doesn’t have of a birth certificate and they won’t accept the birthdate printed in his British passport.
Singh, a Punjabi, can’t read or write and lives in east London. He has a British passport that states he was born on April 1, 1911, in India. But, he doesn’t have a birth certificate. According to his friends, during the time of Singh’s birth, in 1911, they had no mechanism to issue a birth certificate. India was an English colony at that time.
It was the eight marathon of the five-foot-eight, 115-pound Singh, nicknamed the Turbaned Tornado . He started running marathon at the age of 89 in 2000 in London after he lost his wife and child.
It’s flowers’ time, again. It has been some time since I wrote the last post dedicated to flower and National flowers.
Flowers touch a person’s heart and brings peace and tranquility in a person. Literatures give flowers a special treatment and are compared with women, beauty, love, and peace. A boutique on the table brings the room to life. Although the primary value of flowers are beauty and the fruits that follow them.
In modern times, people cultivate, buy, wear, or otherwise be around flowers because of their good appearance and pleasant smell. Around the world, the use flowers varies in a wide range of events and functions:
- Flowers as gifts and decoration in new births or Christenings
- A corsage or boutonniere worn in social functions or in holidays
- Tokens of love or esteem
- Wedding flowers for bridal parties and hall decoration
- Home decoration and table-top decorations
- Gift of remembrance for bon voyage parties, welcome home parties
- Casual "thinking of you" gifts
- Funeral flowers and sympathy for the grieving
- Memorial ceremonies and paying homage to dead people
- Worshiping Gods and Goddesses (Common in Hindu culture).
Apart from their uses in events and function, personal usages, they are also used in various business. The most common use might be selling the flower as a whole, but there are other industries that depend on flowers. Some of the industries that use flowers are:
Can you believe, the following photo features a woman in her twenties?
Even if you take it for granted, you won’t believe that she used to be a beautiful young lady a few days before she started aging all of a sudden.
In a mysterious incident in 2008, a 23 year-old beauty had turned into a old lady — looking as if she is more than 50/60 years old. The 23-year-old Vietnamese woman, named Nguyen Thi Phuong, found her face wrinkled and look like that of a 50/60 year old woman after an allergic reaction to seafood.
A beautiful 21-year-old Phuong married to her carpenter husband Nguyen Thanh Tuyen in 2006. 33-year-old Nguyen says that his love to his wife, Phuong, hasn’t diminished in spite of her looks at the current age of 26 years.
Phuong says that she had itching all over her body in 2008 . She started taking medicine to cure the itching from a local pharmacy as she couldn’t afford to go to the hospital. After some time, the itching disappeared but wrinkles on skin all over her body started to appear.
357 bikini-clad women walked in a the largest bikini parade in Gold Coast, Australia and set a new Guinness World Record. In the previous record, 333 women walked in the parade in the Cayman Islands, last year. The officials from the Guinness Book of World Records were present in the location to count the 357 women participation in the procession.
In the event was sponsored by the Surfers Paradise Alliance and the Gold Coast Bulletin, a total of 361 girls walked in the parade but some were disqualified for not wearing a bikini.
It doesn’t seem like a large parade and most probably another city would love to break it in a short while.
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