Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Mukesh Ambani World's Richest Man

Mukesh AmbaniMukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani, the 49-year-old Indian tycoon, former petrol pump attendant, whose personal fortune was put at nearly £31billion (about $62 billion), is the world's richest man overtaken Bill Gates in the rich list.

His mansion in Bombay will be 60 storeys tall, but will only have 27 floors to allow for super-high ceilings on the floors occupied by himself, wife Nita, and their three children.

There will be accommodation for 600 personal servants and staff.

Mr Ambani runs Reliance Industries, India's second-largest firm. The oil, textiles and chemicals giant was founded by his father, Dhirubhai, who started work as a petrol pump attendant.

His new pad will also include a helipad, health club, hanging gardens and six floors of car parking.

Construction has already started on what will eventually be a 175m tower and planners are aiming to complete it by September next year.

The building, already worth £500 million, could start a rush on skyscrapers.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

First elected woman president


Argentina’s first lady Cristina Fernandez late Sunday claimed victory in presidential elections, with early exit polls showing she had won by a large margin. Born in La Plata in Buenos Aires province on Feb. 19, 1953, Fernandez, studied law at the School of Legal and Social Sciences of La Plata National University in the 1970s.File photo from 1959 of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Bikini-clad women set Guinness record


Women dressed in bikinis pose for a photographer on Sydney's Bondi Beach September 26, 2007. 1010 bikini-clad women posed on Australia's iconic beach on Wednesday, setting a Guinness world record for the largest swimsuit photo shoot

World Smallest Baby

Thursday, October 25, 2007

world's youngest mother 5-year-old peruvian

Into the hospital at Pisco (Peru) came a tired, ragged Indian woman from the foothills of the Andes. She led by the hand a shy little girl, scarcely three feet tall, with chestnut braids and an enormously bulging abdomen. Pointing to the frightened child, the Indian woman begged Surgeon Geraldo Lozada to exorcise the evil spirits which had taken possession of her. Certain that little Lina Medina had an abdominal tumor, Dr. Lozada examined her, received the surprise of his life when he discovered she was eight months pregnant.

Dr. Lozada took her to Lima, the capital of Peru, prior to the surgery to have other specialists confirm that Lina was in fact pregnant. A month and a half later, on May 14, 1939, she gave birth to a boy by a caesarean section necessitated by her small pelvis. The surgery was performed by Dr. Lozada and Dr. Busalleu, with Dr. Colretta providing anaesthesia. Her case was reported in detail by Dr. Edmundo Escomel to La Presse Medicale, along with the additional details that her menarche had occurred at 8 months of age, and that she had had prominent breast development by the age of 4. By age 5 her figure displayed pelvic widening and advanced bone maturation.

Her son weighed 2.7 kg (6 lb) at birth and was named Gerardo after her doctor. Gerardo was raised believing that Lina was his sister, but found out at the age of ten that she was his mother. He grew up healthy but died in 1979 at the age of 40 of a disease of the bone marrow.

There was never evidence that Lina Medina's pregnancy occurred in any but the usual way, but she never revealed the father of the child, nor the circumstances of her impregnation. Dr. Escomel suggested she might not actually know herself by writing that Lina "couldn't give precise responses." Lina's father was arrested on suspicion of rape and incest, but was later released due to lack of evidence. Medina later married Raúl Jurado, who fathered her second son in 1972. They live in a poor district of Lima known as Chicago Chico ("Little Chicago"). She refused an interview with Reuters in 2002.

There are two published photographs documenting the case. The first one was taken around the beginning of April, 1939, when Medina was seven and a half months into pregnancy. Taken from Medina's left side, it shows her standing naked in front of an inconclusive backdrop (either the side wall of a house with the sun shining on her, or a light-diffusing blanket in a room with an overhead light pointed toward the front of her body). This is the only published photograph of Lina taken during her pregnancy. This photograph is of significant value because it proves Medina's pregnancy as well as the extent of her physiological development. However, this photograph is not widely known outside medical circles. The other photograph is of far greater clarity and was taken a year later in Lima when Gerardo was eleven months old.

Although the case was called a hoax by some, a number of doctors over the years have verified it based on biopsies, X rays of the fetal skeleton in utero, and photographs taken by the doctors caring for her. Extreme degrees of precocious puberty in children under 5 are very uncommon but not unheard of. Pregnancy and delivery by a child this young remains extremely rare because extremely precocious puberty is treated to suppress fertility, preserve growth potential, and reduce the social consequences of full sexual development in childhood, and because termination of such pregnancy is more widely available now than in the early 20th century.

Motherhood: Other amazing cases

Bobbie McCaughey is the mother who holds the record for the most surviving children from a single birth. She gave birth to the first set of surviving septuplets - 4 boys and 3 girls on November 19, 1997, at the University Hospital, Iowa, US. Conceived by in vitro fertilization, the babies were delivered after 31 weeks by caesarean in the space of 16 minutes. The babies are named Kenneth, Nathaniel, Brandon, Joel, Kelsey, Natalie and Alexis.

Jayne Bleackley is the mother who holds the record for the shortest interval between two children born in separate pregnancies. She gave birth to Joseph Robert on September 3, 1999, and Annie Jessica Joyce on March 30, 2000. The babies were born 208 days apart.

Elizabeth Ann Buttle is the mother who holds the record for the longest interval between the birth of two children. She gave birth to Belinda on May 19,1956 and Joseph on November 20, 1997. The babies were born 41 years 185 days apart. The mother was 60 years old when her son Joseph was born.

The highest officially recorded number of children born to one Russian mother is 69. Between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 pregnancies, she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets. 67 of them survived infancy.

The modern world record for giving birth is held by Leontina Albina from San Antonio, Chile. Leontina claims to be the mother of 64 children, of which only 55 of them are documented. She is listed in the 1999 Guinness World Records but dropped from later editions.

Toilet Shaped House


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

World's shortest couple

shortest couple

Li Tangyong, 3ft 7ins, of Shunde city, married Chen Guilan, 2ft 4ins, this week.

"We had to postpone the marriage for three years because both our families objected," he told New Express.

But on October 1, they joined 30 other couples in a group wedding at a park in the city.

At the wedding, they announced they have applied to the Guinness Book of Records and are awaiting confirmation.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Nokia N81

Nokia N81

Nokia N81

Nokia N81

Nokia N81

Nokia N81 is a multimedia phone that comes with dedicated music and gaming keys, 3.5 mm headphone connector and 3G and WLAN connectivity. It is configured to find, buy, manage and play music and games purchased from the Nokia Music Store and N-Gage games service. The Nokia N81 will be available in Cobalt blue or Graphite grey color for 360 EUR ($490) while the 8GB N81 is expected to retail for 430 EUR ($585) and available only in Cocoa brown color. Both of them are expected to hit stores in the fourth quarter of 2007.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Vanessa Hudgens hit the Internet

Vanessa HudgensOver a month after frisky nude photos of High School Musical starlet Vanessa Hudgens hit the Internet, OK! can exclusively report that Disney has made up its mind about what to do next and that the 18-year-old actress will not be asked to board the boat for the third HSM film.

“Disney finally decided that they don’t want her back,” an insider reveals to OK!. “They feel that as long as Zac Efron is in the movie, all will be fine. He’s the real star — the household name — and, most importantly, he comes without baggage.”

The source also reports that one of the Cheetah Girls — Adrienne Baillon, 23, or possibly 23-year-old Sabrina Bryan — will take Vanessa's place. “The producers think that after Dancing With the Stars, Sabrina will be more famous than Vanessa.”

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The first A380 delivered to Singapore

AirbusThe first A380 delivered to Singapore Airlines arrives at the Airbus delivery Centre in Toulouse Blagnac, southern France Oct. 15, 2007. European planemaker Airbus sought to squash speculation of further delays to its A380 superjumbo on Monday as it handed over the first giant plane to Singapore Airlines following two years of delays.

Bride wore a 200.8-meter-long and 3-meter-wide wedding gown

BrideBride Xie Qiyun and bridegroom Wu Zun have pictures taken in front of a hotel in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province, Oct. 15, 2007. The bride wore a 200.8-meter-long and 3-meter-wide wedding gown, which weights about 100 kilograms.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Splendid sculpture skills

sculptureTwin brothers Zhang Weikang (L) and Zhang Yongkang work on a sand sculpture of a disabled athlete of the Paralympic Games at the ninth Zhoushan International Sand Sculpture Festival in Zhoushan, East China’s Zhejiang Province in this September 26 file photo. The duo, who were carpenters, have shot to fame due to splendid sculpture skills.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Heavy weighed pumpkin a record 1,524 pounds

pumpkinThad Starr of Oregon celebrates after his pumpkin won first place in the World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California Oct. 8, 2007. Starr’s pumpkin weighed a record 1,524 pounds.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

The National Olympic Stadium

Olympic StadiumVisitors watch the model of the National Olympic Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, at the Programming and Construction Exhibition Center of Nanjing, capital of East China’s Jiangsu Province, Oct. 4, 2007. The Olympic Museum Pieces China Tour Exhibition (Nanjing Leg) attracted a large number of visitors during the National Day holiday.
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