Thursday, February 14, 2008

Amazing moment the world's biggest Christ was struck by lightning

This was the dramatic scene as the world's largest statue of Jesus was hit by lightning.
The bolt parted the thunderclouds over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to strike Christ the Redeemer.
The statue is 130ft tall, is made of 700 tons of reinforced concrete and stands atop the 2,296ft Corcovado mountain overlooking the city.

Dubai to Build World's Largest Arch Bridge

Dubai is set to spend $817-million on building the world's largest arch bride, at 617-feet tall and 1-mile in length. Expect it to be in service by 2012.

Man Builds Full Scale Mercedes F1 From 956,000 Matchsticks

Michael Arndt is a man of matchsticks. Over the course of six years, using 956,000 matchsticks, 1686 tubes of glue, and at least three different varieties of mustache, he built a full-scale replica of a McLaren 4/14 F1 car, at a cost of around 6000 Euros. The giant model takes up Arndt's entire kitchen and probably his social life. It can be broken down into 45 parts for easy transport to various matchstick-builders conventions.

Cheers! World's fattest man drops 230kg

The world's fattest man, according to the Guinness Book of Records, proudly announced he has lost 230kg - nearly half his original weight - in less time than doctors had expected.

"I'm going to throw a big party," Manuel Uribe said.

"I'm getting out of my house and going for a walk" in Monterrey, where he lives in northern Mexico.

Mr Uribe, 42, weighed in at 570kg at his heaviest and for five years has been bed-ridden at his home, where his mother and fiancee help him.

Doctors from neighbouring United States, Italy and Mexico for two years have been helping Mr Uribe lose weight through dieting and exercise.

His goal, he said, is dropping to a slim 120kg in four more years.

Total Recall: The woman who can't forget

A woman who has the remarkable ability to recall every trivial detail of every day of her life may be the key to unlocking the secret of how the human mind works.

Given any date, the 42-year-old Californian can recall the day of the week, major news events, and usually what the weather was that day, in what she describes as a "running movie that never stops".

The woman, known only as AJ, cannot forget things - even if she wants to, reports New Scientist. Her remarkable memory goes back to her teens; she can picture where she was, what she was doing and what made the news on any date since the mid 1970s.

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