Edna Parker, who became the world’s oldest person more than a year ago, has died at the age of 115 years and 220 days. She died on 26 November at a nursing home in Shelbyville.
She outlived two sons and had 5 grandchildren who gave her 13 great-grandchildren and 13 more great-great-grandchildren. She used to tell that the secret behind her longevity was “more education”. It is also told that she has never drank alcohol and didn’t try tobacco.(Yahoo)
Now, Maria de Jesus of Portugal, born on Sept. 10, 1893, is the world’s oldest living person.
Well, it is not a bear… but a beer shop.
They have “chilled beer” and the painter must have been too smart to write “Child Bear” instead. A friend sent this photo in email.
I am not sure if it is a real one or a smart photoshop image! Comment if any of you had a chance to see it in India.
Ram Bahadur Bomjam (Palden Dorje), 18, known as ‘Buddha Boy’ made news all around the world when he meditated motionless for months without water, food or sleep under a tree in a remote village of Nepal. Local and international scientists unsuccessfully tried to explain his unique meditation technique.
For the second time he made international headlines when he reappeared in the second week of November. It is told that he has resumed his mediation in unknown place late Friday, November 21, after blessing thousands of devotees for the last 10 days.
Some believe he is reincarnation of Buddha and others including the president of the Nepal Buddhist Council don’t think he can be a Buddha only by meditating. Buddha needs life experience and the young man doesn’t have it.
But still he is something not to be taken lightly. He has done something everybody else think is impossible. He did stay under a tree for months and nobody could question his credibility. National Geographic team filmed him for at least 10 days and they couldn’t find him taking food or water. Science can’t explain how he could survive that long without water. The teenager staying still for months in itself is strange. It is another thing that he was not allowed any medical tests to testify his genuineness. Read the rest of this entry »
The guy did mediation for months under a Pipal tree.
He reappeared in second half of Nov. 2008 to bless his devotees and went in hiding again for more mediation.
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According to the latest data released from the Institute of International Education (IIE), the students from Nepal to the US institutions have increased by 15.2% in 2007/08. Nepali students in the US cover about 1.4% of total foreign students. India tops the list with 15.2% followed by China with 13.0%. In the past year Nepal was ranked two points below at 13th rank with 7,754 students in American universities. Chart in Figure 1 compares the major suppliers of foreign students in the US with their percentage share and rankings with Nepal.
Figure 1: Foreign students in the US (2007/08).
The survey showed that some girls (14%) are having sex at school. On average the girls loose virginity at 15. The survey also showed that 52 percent of the respondents don’t use protection during sex and one in three girls fear in having a sexually transmitted disease. Don’t know if it is lack of sex education or mere carelessness… 24 percent of those who already have STDs are still having unprotected sex. (more here)
19-year-old Kristina Dimitrova from Bulgaria and 24 years old Andrei Andrei from Romania are the proud winner of the world’s best bum contest. The event was organised by the underwear maker Sloggi. Dimitrova and Andrei contested among 43 candidates from 28 countries in the final held in Munich. Here is the Reuters video coverage of the event.
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