Saturday, August 22, 2009

GoldVish SA's Le Million - Most Expensive Mobile In The World

Guinness World Records certified GoldVish SA’s ‘Le Million’ Piece Unique on
January 29th, 2008. The Geneva-based luxury communications company’s expensive
mobile phone was designed by Emmanuel Gueit as an addition to the Illusion
Collection. The phone is made of 18k white gold and set with 20 carats of VVS1
(only microscopically flawed) diamonds. The phone also features Bluetooth, 2 GB
of storage, FM radio, a digital camera and MP3 playback.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Hoshi Ryokan - The Oldest Hotel In The World

Hoshi is a ryokan (Japanese traditional inn) in the Awazu Onsen area of Komatsu,
in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Founded in 717, it is the world's oldest hotel still in
operation according to the Guinness World Records and the world's oldest continuously operating company after the liquidation of Kongo Gumi in 2006.

The Ryokan has evolved through the centuries. Today, it offers100 rooms and can
accommodate up to 450 guests. A new guest, on arrival, is garbed in a "Yukata", the Japanese
traditional cotton kimono. The hotel boasts of forty-six generations of owners.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Rick Murray - The Zombie Boy

Rick is turning himself into a zombie. So far, more than 24 hours of tattoos –
costing over £4,075 Canadian – have got him halfway there and made him a minor
celebrity on the internet, where people can’t decide if he’s a body modification
visionary or mentally ill sick.

When he was a kid he was a big fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and he
wanted to be a ninja turtle and live in the sewers. But as he got older he fell
in love with zombies and wanted to become one. The closest thing he could get to
becoming a zombie was to get tattooed like one. He see his tattoos as
celebrating the art of obscenity and the macabre.

He thought long and hard about what he really wanted, what his passion was. And
he decided he wanted to be a zombie. His first big move was getting his hands
outlined as skeleton print. They say that once he get his hands tattooed it’s
harder to find a job.

He expected some portions of his tattoos to look more bloody and gory. Probably
because he got an overactive imagination and he’d never be satisfied with the
results. His friends think it’s cool. It’s punk rock..

Friday, August 14, 2009

Man Marries A Dog

An Indian farmer has married his dog in a bid to overcome what he believes is a curse caused by him having stoned to death two mating dogs in his rice field, press reports said.

The 34-year-old farmer, identified as Selvakumar from Sivaganga district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, fell on bad fortune 15 years ago after killing the dogs and hanging their carcasses from a tree. A few days later, his hearing and speech were impaired and he was unable to walk.

Doctors were clueless, but an astrologer finally told him he was cursed by the spirits of the dogs he had killed. He could undo the curse only if he married a dog and live with it, the soothsayer said. After a long search for a 'suitable bride', Selvakumar managed to get a four-year-old mongrel bitch from a friend and had a fully-fledged Hindu wedding in front of villagers and elders on Sunday, eyewitnesses said.

The canine bride, named Selvi, was adorned in a sari and flowers and brought to the temple by village women. A Hindu priest conducted the ceremony. The reports, however, said Selvi the dog attempted to make a run for it -- apparently due to the large crowds -- but was eventually tracked down and returned to her new 'husband'.

"The dog is only for lifting the curse and after that, he plans to get a real bride," a friend of the groom said.