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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.
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.
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.
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.
Alberta is the late entry in banning use of electronic devices and other distracting activities while driving. But, the ban is probably the strictest in North America.
The Distracted Driving Legislation, (Bill 16), that came into effect on Sept. 1, 2011 has set a $172 fine for distracted driving. The distracting activities includes talking in phone, texting, setting GPS devices, personal grooming, reading or other activities that distract the driving.
Activities not allowed during driving include:
- talking on a hand-held cell phone
- using electronic devices like laptop computers, video games, cameras, video
- entertainment displays and programming portable audio players (e.g., mp3 players)
- manually entering information on GPS units
- reading printed material like a book or a magazine
- writing, printing or sketching
- personal grooming like combing your hair, applying makeup or brushing your teeth
- using a 2-way radio or what is commonly referred to as a CB (Citizen’s Band) radio (some exemptions apply)
The law however doesn’t restrict the drivers from doing the following activities:
Buford, probably the smallest town in the world, has a population of 1. Yes O N E, 1.
The sole resident, of the Wyoming, US town is a 60 year old, Don Sammons, who runs a Gas station, liquor store, and hot dogs, all in one.
The town founded in 1866, the town once had a population of 2,000. The majority of the railway worker moved, leaving the whole town empty. Don moved to the town in 1980 with his wife and son. His wife died and he is all alone now. But, his business draws nearly 1,000 people everyday.
The self-claimed The Mayor of Buford has a site to tell about his business:
Sitting at 8,000 feet, Buford is also the highest town in elevation on Interstate 80, the main cross-country route between New York and San Francisco.
A mother and her daughter have been extremely lucky to win a total of $15.8 in five lottery wins. The latest win by Kimberly McCauley, 35, won $100,000 on a scratch-off ticket.
It started in 1991 when the mother, Amy McCauley, won a $15.5 million in the New York Lotto. At that time she was unemployed and searching for job and her husband’s salary was slashed in half. Twenty years after her huge lotto win, Amy went with her daughter Kimberly to collect her win.
To summarize the mother-daughter wins:
- 1991 – $15.5 million in the New York Lotto Jackpot
- 2008 – $161,172 in the Carolina Cash 5 lottery game.
- 2009 – two $1,000 prizes in North Carolina lottery’s Blockbuster game
- 2011 – $100,000 on a scratch-off ticket
The daughter, Kimberly, is planning to use her latest win to pay off her student loan and purchase a Mini Cooper. She will receive a sum of $68,001 after taxes.
Yes, some people have all the luck… But no worries, others have all the ideas to make it big too!
The government officials in Huili county, Southwest China in Sichuan province, got a huge media attention when the local officials published a photo of three government officials inspecting a road. The photo of three men was photoshoped in such a crude manner that they seem to be floating over the road, rather than stepping on it.
Government of Huili county later apologized for publishing a doctored photo in its official website.
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