Monday, October 17, 2011

World's longest neck

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 Myanmar 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.

The Baby Jumping Ceremony in Spain

The Baby-Jumping ceremony also known as El Colacho is a popular traditional event that takes place in Castillo de Murcia, Spain. 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.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Intelligent Cutlery

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.

Rainbow cake

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Wonderwoman Jessica Cox

Jessica Cox was born with no hands although the prenatal tests her mother took showed there was anything wrong. She started using her legs for things most of us can only do with our hands, from a very young age. She learned how to eat, how to write and throughout her childhood she got involved in activities like dancing, swimming and gymnastics. She took up taekwando at the age of 10 and she got her black belt at 14. She has a no-restrictions driving license, she flies planes and she can type 25 words a minute. Jessica Cox is certainly not to be pitied, if something she should be envyed because she has done some things many of us will probably never do, and she did it with no hands.

World's smallest car

The Peel P50 is a three-wheeled car that has only one door on the left side, one windscreen wiper and one headlight. At 134 cm in length and 99 cm in width, the Peel P50 mini-car is the world’s smallest car. Only 50 cars were produced and sold between 1963 and 1964, but only 20 are still around today. The original price was 200 pounds, but today it costs not less than 35,000 to 50,000 pounds.

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