Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sites of Interest

iBOT® Mobility System

Unique Coffins Crafted in Ghana -

Brave Little Girl

The six-year-old has the very rare Ambras syndrome, or Congenital Hypertrichosis - meaning she has excessive hair covering her face and parts of her body. There are fewer than 40 cases documented worldwide of people with this genetic condition after it was first described in Austria in 1648.
Ten Longest Bridges In World
Two-toned Girls

Bits of News

Man Says He Found Missing Treasure, But State Won't Let Him Dig
From the "Outhouse to the Jailhouse"
The Amish families live a very simple lifestyle with no electricity or cars and said it is against their religion to make the upgrades. They also said they don't mean to bother anyone in the area and are just trying to live the way their forefathers did.
"NATALIE COOPER can only eat tic tacs"
They are normally the thing people eat at that point in a restaurant when you've ploughed through a pile of garlic bread, spaghetti and cheesecake and are too full-up to face anything else. But for 17-year-old Natalie Cooper, the mints alone are the meal. But her breath is minty fresh.
Man falls backwards downstairs, breaks his $1M violin
David Garrett, tripped when leaving Barbican Hall after a violin performance. Unfortunately, he was carrying his 18th century violin and smashed it to pieces. Garrett had bought the 1772 violin for $1 million in 2003, and is devastated. Apparently, he is in denial as well because he is hoping it can be repaired in New York. This was not exactly a graceful fall said witnesses. One witnesses said it was the most humorous thing he has ever seen. He recalled Garrett flipping around backwards, falling down the concrete stairs, and then screaming, "My violin."