The most expensive pizza, commercially available, is a thin-crust, wood fire-baked pizza topped with onion puree, white truffle paste, fontina cheese, baby mozzarella, pancetta, cep mushrooms, freshly picked wild mizuna lettuce and garnished with fresh shavings of a rare Italian white truffle. This pizza itself worth £1,400 (then $2,500) per 1 kg (2 lb 3 oz). Depending upon the amount of truffles available each season, the pizza is regularly sold at £100 (then $178) each to customers of Gordon Ramsey's Maze restaurant, London, UK.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Pic credit : Guinness World Records
Pic credit : Guinness World Records
Harbor, a black and tan coonhound, is recognised as the living dog with the world's longest ears.The 8-year-old pooch has a left ear that measures 12.25 inches and a right ear that measures 13.5 inches.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Rat Temple located in Rajasthan, India is a Hindu temple devoted to Karni Mata, a goddess who is said to have reincarnated her devotees into rats upon death. Today the temple is home to hundreds of rats which representthe reincarnated. Hindus come to worship at the temple and bring offerings of sweets to the rats which are regarded as sacred. It is said that if you accidently kill one of the rats, you must replace the rodent with its weight in silver.
Friday, December 16, 2011
A high school student in central India (Nagpur) was recognized as the world's shortest woman by Guiness World Records on Friday as she turned 18 and said she hopes to earn a degree and make it in Bollywood. Jyoti Amge stood just 62.8 centimeters (24.7 inches) tall — shorter than the average 2-year-old
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Most recently in November 2011, China has launched the new path circling China’s Tianmen Mountain National Park which is a 61 meter (200 foot) long walkway of glass floor and railings. The walkway sits snugly against the mountain instead of jutting out over space but still offers a truly panoramic view all the way down the cliff side. Tianmen Mountain walkway is one of the world’s highest observation platforms at about 1,430 meters (4,700 feet) above sea level.Park regulations require tourists visiting the site to wear anti-slip shoe covers to keep the two and a half inch thick glass clean.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Nadya Denise Doud-Suleman Gutierrez known as Octomom in the media, is an American woman who came to international attention when she gave birth to octuplets (9 twins) in January 2009. Now, the kids are all so healthy and grown up (2 yrs old). This is an exclusive interview of octomom featuring her 9 kids.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Fizz Girl, a Munchkin Cat from California, has grabbed the record title for 'Shortest Living Cat'.Measuring in at just 6 inches tall, this diminutive puss has earned herself a coveted spot in the new Guinness World Records 2012 Edition.
Aevin Dugas a 36 year-old social worker from New Orleans, USA, is the proud owner of the largest natural afro in the world with a circumference measuring an incredible 4 ft. 4 in (1.32 m), which has taken over 12 years to grow. Aevin trims her afro three times a year, and uses up to five conditioners at once when she washes it."You want to know the best thing about my hair?" Aevin says with a smile: "It provides the perfect pillow. I sleep very well."
Walking a tightrope and maintaining your balance itself is an amazing accomplishment that takes tremendous skill and concentration. Ever thought about what it would be like to up the ante? That's exactly what 23-year-old Mich Kemeter does, similar to tightrope walking, but the rope is loose and bouncy, instead of taut, and elevated at extreme locations. He decided to highline without a harness at Yosemite National Park at 3,000 feet above ground. Kemeter walked 82 feet of rope three times with a safety harness attached to his ankle; he removed it on his fourth time. Midway through the walk, he even knelt to pray. Kemeter holds a number of world records, including walking on a 525-foot rope 25 feet above a freezing-cold lake in Austria.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The hall of the main library in Prague is dominated by a giant tower of books - a monument made out of old novels from the library by Slovak artist Matej Kren. It rises more than 5m in the air. In the bottom, there is a mirror, creating the effect of a deep, deep well of wisdom. A sight that is hidden for most tourists, but very, very impressive.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Wang Fang, 27, of Chongqing city in China, was born with her feet facing the wrong way, but has learned to live with her condition without problems and recently refused a disability pension.Doctors and her family feared she would not be able to walk properly when she was born, but agreed that she can now outrun anyone she knows.Wang has a five year-old son with normal feet. She is normal except for the fact that she had to put her shoes on backwards.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A video of a dog in a small village in China has the web buzzing about his devotion. When 68-year-old Lao Pan died earlier this month, the only surviving member of his family was a small yellow dog that he left behind. His little companion has refused to leave his burial site since his owner's death. When villagers noticed the dog lingering around the grave, they began bringing him food and water since he had not eaten in a week. Some villagers even tried to coax the dog away and back to the village, but he always finds his way back to the grave site. Now villagers are planning to build the dog a kennel near the site where his owner is buried. Social media is loving this dog. People have been tweeting that this story is "heartbreaking," and saying that it made their heart smile and cry simultaneously.
Check out this video of an octopus literally crawling out of the water and dragging itself across dry land in pursuit of a meal. A family with a camera and captured the whole thing on video. Scientifically explained, apparently walking on land in the octopus kingdom is not as unique as you might think. Octopuses in captivity actually escape their watery enclosures with alarming frequency. While on the move, they have been discovered on carpets, along bookshelves, in a teapot, and inside the aquarium tanks of other fish. However, it's quite unusual to capture video of a walking octopus in action.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
This puppy, named Big Splash and he is 11 months old, weighs 180 pounds and is currently the world’s most expensive dog. The Tibetan Mastiff was sold recently in Chinese city of Qingdao for the insane price of 1.5 million dollars. Totally INSANE!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
This lady was never born, she has not lived for even a single day, and will also never grow old, or die because...
She is... ...a Painting of 'Tica' by Dru Blair
This is a painting completed in February 2005. It probably took a total of around 65-75 hours to complete. The small images are step by step photographs taken during the painting process, and the large image is the final painting after detail and skin texture are added with an eraser and colored pencil. The main colors are blocked in at the beginning, but refinement is withheld until the very end.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Actress and former miss world Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has given birth to a baby girl, the first daughter for her and her actor husband Abhishek Bachchan. The delivery took place at the Seven Hills Hospital in Marol, Mumbai. A proud grandfather, Amitabh tweeted on Wednesday morning, "T 561 - I AM DADA to the cutest baby girl !! Twitter has been the speculation ground for the Bachchan baby since long. There have been speculations on the exact date of delivery and the gender of the baby. The hospital has been under tight security for the past three days in expectation of the youngest member of the Bachchan family. Aishwarya was admitted to the hospital Monday night, according to her spokesperson. Aishwarya, 38, developed labour pains around 4 a.m on November 16 and was taken to the labour room where the delivery took place after nearly six hours. Hospital sources said the delivery was normal and came a few minutes before 10 a.m.
Monday, October 17, 2011
The longest recorded human neck reached 40 cm in length and was created by the successive fitting of copper coils, as practiced by the women of the Padaung or Kareni tribe of
as a sign of beauty. Their necks eventually become so long and weak that they cannot support their heads without the coils. According to tribal custom, even before they reach puberty, girls must start wearing iron coils around their necks and more and more are added through the years. In some tribes the coils are removed to punish women who have committed adultery. Myanmar
The Baby-Jumping ceremony also known as El Colacho is a popular traditional event that takes place in Castillo de Murcia,
. The purpose of this event is to cleanse the little ones of all evil doings. Basically, the infants are laid on a blanket and adults dressed as devils jump over them. The festival has been rated as one of the most dangerous in the world. Spain
Friday, October 7, 2011
If you are conscious about how much you eat, then get IC3, the intelligent cutlery. It’s made-up of a computerized handle and 3 interchangeable eating tools: a fork, a knife and a spoon, each with their own special features. The fork measures food composition, such as fat, sugar or protein levels, the spoon weighs your bites and the knife acts as a thermometer, taking temperature readings from your food. Together these three do a great job of replacing the normal nutritionist.