Oct 14, 2012

and..Red Bull hits again!! Unbelievable!

THIS IS A MUST WATCH: www.redbullstratos.com 

Red Bull Stratos is a mission to the edge of space that will try to surpass human limits that have existed for more than 50 years.
Supported by a team of experts, Felix Baumgartner will undertake a stratospheric balloon flight to more than 120,000 feet / 36,576 meters and make a record-breaking freefall jump in the attempt to become the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall, while delivering valuable data for medical and scientific advancement.

Felix Baumgartner started his ascent to 23 miles above Earth today, hoping to achieve the craziest free fall that could make him the first skydiver to break the sound barrier.

Baumgartner took off in a pressurized capsule carried by a 55-story ultra-thin helium balloon that is expected to take nearly three hours to climb into the stratosphere.
If plans go as expected, Baumgartner will then jump into a near vacuum with no oxygen to begin what is expected to be the fastest free fall from the highest-ever manned balloon and doing so, the Austrian daredevil will break the 1960 record for high-altitude jupms.


Sep 13, 2011

Playboy's smart moves..

Is there anything better than reliving the glory of a half century ago, when the magazine made its biggest splash publishing nude pictures of Marilyn Monroe and was being read by millions? 

What could be better in a bad economy than to retrace the 1960s' good times and give readers a break on the magazine's price?

Indeed, among the hottest fashion trends for men are retro looks inspired by TV shows such as "Mad Men," which no doubt was an inspiration for other period programs like NBC's new "The Playboy Club," a fictional primetime drama about what goes on behind the scenes of one of the '60s-era nightclubs..

Go to Reuters.com to read the whole article.


A new Naomi Campbell has conquered the world

Leila Lopes is crowned Miss Universe 2011.

She is from Angola and she is 25 years old. It is obvious that Leila managed to fascinate the world..
No more words needed then. You can judge yourself!


Sep 8, 2011

Baby business?? It is becoming a little bit more complicated..

Maybe there are some serious rules missing in the "Baby business" industry..

It is a fact nowadays that more women choose to have babies on their own. As the number of children born through artificial insemination increases, outsize groups of donor siblings are starting to appear.
Children must know their donor’s number and this must become part of their sex education because the possibilities to get in contact with others who were born through donors are growing every day. 

According to a search made by a mother in a Web-based registry for other children fathered by the same donor,  an online group was created to track them.
Over the years, she watched the number of children in her son’s group grow.
And grow.
Today there are..

150 children, all conceived with sperm from one donor
Now, there is growing concern among parents, donors and medical experts about potential negative consequences of having so many children fathered by the same donors, including the possibility that genes for rare diseases could be spread more widely through the population. Some experts are even calling attention to the increased odds of accidental incest between half sisters and half brothers, who often live close to one another.

To read the whole article go to www.nytimes.com

Sep 6, 2011

Guess Where Coca-Cola Is Investing $4 Billion

Who says American companies aren’t investing? They are. Billions, in fact. Only, they are just not investing in the U.S.

Atlanta based Coca-Cola (KO) plans to invest $4 billion in China, the company’s CEO Muhtar Kent told reporters in Shanghai this week. It’s the company’s biggest planned investment in China since the 2009 investment of $2 billion. The investments will start next year and is part of the company’s China capex until 2014.

Kent said the company is even considering listing its shares on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, adding itself to the list of mainstream brands listing their depositary receipts on exchanges outside of their home base. Massachusetts luggage maker Samsonite opted to list in Hong Kong in the second quarter rather than do its initial public offering on the NYSE. The new China investments will focus on innovation, infrastructure and...

For the whole article go to Forbes.com.


Do not believe in movies!

You may end up owing $360.000.

A Malaysian groom is suing his fiancée after she left him at the altar. Masran Abdul Rahman is suing Norzuliyana Mat Hassan for more than $360,000 (£219,000) after she left him six hours before their wedding ceremony.

Both families, who arrange the marriage are said to be distressed and embarrassed, Masran Abdul Rahman, 32 was shocked when his fiancé Norzuliyana Mat Hassan called off their June wedding at the last minute.
According to Masran’s lawyer Latifah, there were 1,200 guests invited to the wedding and...
Go to www.shockingtimes.co.uk to read the whole article. 

Looking for a new start??

Maybe Financial Crisis will end up knocking on your door too..

Do you feel like making a radical change?

Be determined, but don't hurry!
Have a look at the Worldwide Cost of Living survey 2011 - City rankings.
Maybe the only important thing is not just finding a good job.

 City rankings:
Top 50 cities: Cost of living ranking
Mercer international basket including rental accommodation costs
Base City: New York, US

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1aaaaaaaaaaaaa 1 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaLuanda aaaaaAngola
2 aaaaaaaaaaaaa2 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaTokyo aaaaaaJapan
3 aaaaaaaaaaaaa3 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaN'Djamena aaChad
4 aaaaaaaaaaaaa4 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaMoscow aaaaRussia
5 aaaaaaaaaaaaa5 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaGeneva aaaa
For the whole list go to www.mercer.com


Sep 4, 2011

Germany's first "sex tax meters"

Just need to think smart..
More or less every country has its ladies of the night,hasn't it?
Why not take advantage of this?
(Reuters) - Prostitutes in the German city of Bonn must carry a ticket purchased from a new parking meter-like machine while working the streets or face hefty fines from tax authorities in a scheme launched on Monday night.

In Germany, ladies of the night pay income tax -- the level of which varies from region to region -- but compliance is difficult to enforce with women seeking business on the street.

Refer to Reuters to read the whole article.


Aug 28, 2011

Check this out!

You are going to find it constructive..


Aug 19, 2011

September 2011 upcoming movies.

Just get comfortable and enjoy!!

The big screen has something to please every taste.

We vote this as maybe the funniest: "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy",

but have a look at the rest!

September 2011

• Sep TBA
Thunder Soul 
The Loop Saving Grace B. Jones

• Sep 2 
Apollo 18 
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy 
Shark Night 3D
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Seven Days In Utopia 
Love Crime

• Sep 9
The Whale 
The Afterlight
Where Soldiers Come From 
Tanner Hall
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star 
Burke and Hare 
Laugh At My Pain
Main Street

• Sep 16
Saving Private Perez 
Straw Dogs 
I Don't Know How She Does It 
My Afternoons With Marguerite 
Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace
Jane's Journey 

To see the whole list go to www.movieinsider.com


Aug 17, 2011

Fiat 500C by Gucci – the exclusive convertible

Fiat is once again working with Gucci to put its mark on the convertible 500C. Fiat 500C by Gucci comes personalized with similar items from the Fiat 500 by Gucci coupe.

After the success of Fiat 500 by Gucci, launched in May, Fiat and the fashion designer extend their cooperation on the Fiat 500C convertible version. The Italian manufacturer has already 3,000 orders for the special edition with a fixed roof, which makes them hope that the new Fiat 500C by Gucci will enjoy the same success.

To individualize the new Fiat 500C by Gucci, the two companies have turned to white paint for the bodywork, to a range of satin or black chrome accessories, to contrast in the most obvious way.

To read the whole article, go to www.car-addicts.com

Aug 16, 2011

15 minutes of exercise a day can extend life by three years

According to this new National Research, it seems really easy to win three more years of life.. I think it is worth trying. Why not?

"It's for men, women, the young and old, smokers, healthy and unhealthy people. Doctors, when they see any type of patient, this is a one-size-fits-all type of advice," the lead researcher Chi Pang Wen told Reuters in a telephone interview.

(Reuters) - Doing just 15 minutes of moderate exercise a day may add three years to your life, a large study in Taiwan has found.

After taking into account differences in age, weight, sex and a range of health-related indicators, they found that just 15 minutes of moderate exercise a day increased life expectancy by three years compared to those who remained inactive.

"The first 15 minutes ... the benefits are enormous," Wen said.

Go to www.reuters.com to read the whole article.

Google’s Big Bet on the Mobile Future

Maybe in a few years wherever you will look, you are going to see GOOGLE or GOOGLE will be watching you. 

Google made a $12.5 billion bet on Monday that its future — and the future of big Internet companies — lies in mobile computing, and moved aggressively to take on its arch rival Apple in the mobile market. 

The Silicon Valley giant, known for its search engine and Android phone software, rattled the tech world with its announcement that it would acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings, allowing it to get into the business of making cellphones and tablets.
The acquisition, Google’s largest to date and an all-cash deal, would put the company in head-to-head competition with its own business partners, the many phone makers that use Android software, as well as with Apple. 

Go to The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia, to read the whole article.

Aug 1, 2011

Cyprus and Croatia top EU rankings for bathing water quality

Heading to the beach this summer?

Water at nearly all Europe's coastal and inland bathing sites is clean enough to bathe and swim in, despite a slight decrease in quality.

Top performers

The top performers in 2010 were Cyprus, with 100% of sites rated excellent, followed by Croatia (97.3%) and Malta (95.4%).

Want to check the water quality at your favourite swimming spot?

Go to ec.europa.eu to read the full article.

Aug 3, 2010

Would you prefer an old fashioned movie.. or a breathtaking 3-D ?

by Greis,

A joke making the rounds online involves a pair of red and green glasses and some blurry letters that say, “If you can’t make it good, make it 3-D.”

Almost everybody knows that "AVATAR" became the most successful film ever made..
But was it because of the three dimensional world of James Cameron that we explored or there was something more behind the enchanting multi-coloured fary-tale.
Also an enormous success was recorded by "Alice in Wonderland" of Tim Burton which followed imediately after.

On the other hand, filmakers are working hard on having nearly 60 3-D movies for the next two years..
Numerous online complaints have been counted this year, eventhough the measurement of the audience resistance to the three dimensional cinema productions is quite difficult since with every new release the box offices are set on fire..

To read more about this topic, refer to "The New York Times" article