Monday, July 30, 2007

Paris Hilton Loses $60 Million Inheritance

HAHA! Finally. Props to grandpa for pulling the plug on her money. $60 Million! I'm sure she has some money from whoever paid her to model and for the amazing show 'The Simple Life.' oh poor Paris :(

"PARTY princess Paris Hilton is $60 million out of pocket after her billionaire grandfather - appalled by her jail term for drink-driving offences - axed her inheritance.

Family patriarch Barron Hilton was already embarrassed by his granddaughter's wild behaviour - notably when her home sex video was leaked on the internet.

But the 79-year-old considered her 23-day sentence last month the last straw.

"He was, and is, extremely embarrassed by how the Hilton name has been sullied by Paris," says Jerry Oppenheimer, who wrote a biography of the clan called House Of Hilton.

"He now doesn't want to leave unearned wealth to his family."

Hilton senior, the only member of the family left with a sizeable stake in the huge hotel chain, has let it be known that he intends to donate to charity the $2.4bn he will gain from this month's sale of the company to private equity firm Blackstone.

The money will go to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the charity set up in the name of the founder of the family business."


Thursday, July 26, 2007

Guinness World Record: tallest horse and shortest horse

From the tallest man and shortest man to the zorse, I now show you the tallest and smallest horses! These are official Guinness World Records for these horses.

Some stats:
Radar, Tallest Living Horse, is 6feet 6inches tall. Radar is a Belgian draft horse.
Thumbelina, Smallest Living Horse, is 17.5 inches tall. Thumbelina is a miniature sorrel brown mare.

I want a mini horse! Has anyone see the MTV show 'Rob and Big'? They had an episode where they went to a miniature horse farm and bought one for their house. Yeah, it was pretty sweet.

great picture

Thursday, July 19, 2007

wtf?! zorse? hebra? zebra horse hybrid!

What the ...? Identity crisis. Is it a horse or a zebra?! Both! Zorse. I can't believe that's an actual term referenced in the article. By the way, this was an accident and not a science experiment according to article. I'm gonna have to see what other hybrid animals there have been.

From Yahoo/Reuters:
"Zorse 'Eclyse', a zebra-horse hybrid foal is pictured in the Safari park in Holte-Stukenbrock near the western German city of Bielefeld June 27, 2007. One-year-old Eclyse was accidentally produced when her mother a zebra, was taken from her German safari park home to a ranch in Italy for a brief time. Ecylse who was born in Italy, has stripes on her head and rear, while the body and her legs are white."

Source: Yahoo / Reuters

Monday, July 16, 2007

Tallest Man and Shortest Man together!

Bao Xishun, 7'9", meet He Pingping, 2'4". Amazingly, they both hail from the same area of Inner Mongolia.

Bao Xishun should play basketball...teammates could just launch the ball in the air since no one else can reach that high. He doesn't even have to jump or fully extend his arms to dunk!

As for He Pingping... he should, I have no idea. Think of something and let me know!


Sunday, July 15, 2007

Prince Charles - c'mon, at least not in public! :)

Great picture. Props to the photographer. Poor girl though. Now she'll only be known for this picture...

Saturday, July 14, 2007

iPhone - Will it Blend?

iPhone, the hottest and newest gadget on the market and Blendtec of course has to see if it will blend! The result seems killer. I wish I had $600 to burn blend. It's amazing what people do these days...


Friday, July 13, 2007

Which one does not belong?

Hmm, someone doesn't fit in...

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Amazing Shark Eating a Seal

Planet Earth - Shark plays with Seal

I don't know about joke funny, but this Great White Shark gets ridiculous height eating the seal. Pretty amazing if you ask me. I can't stop watching this. Chomp chomp. Yummy.

If you haven't watched it, the Planet Earth series is amazing. Man Vs Wild too. Bear Grylls pwns nature.

Dogs are truly a fashion accessory

New Format - 1 video and 1 picture per day

There's always so much good stuff floating around the internet, I think I'll try and filter it to one video and one picture per day unless there is something really good.

I remember a while back where some person was 'walking' a dog by driving their van. Now we have the opposite. Lazy dog and exercising person. Dogs are just a fashion accessory eh?

How pampered does a dog need to be? I can't imagine it being too comfortable though...

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

129 MPH serve ... to the balls! OUCH!

Poor Marc Gicquel. As a guy, I felt bad for a second - but the pictures just made me laugh. I'm not sure how this actually hit him since he's a pro and 129MPH serves aren't out of the ordinary, so if you have a video, please send it to me!

Yahoo! Sports writes:

"Frenchman Marc Gicquel is dragged away by a doctor after he received a serve, travelling at 208 kilometres per hour, in the testicles during the fourth day of the Halle ATP tennis tournament, 14 June 2007 at the Gerry-Weber-Stadion in Halle, western Germany. Gicquel continued his second-round tie against German Benjamin Becker after treatment."

How did he get back up and win this match!?

Maybe because of some special treatment :)