Saturday, March 8, 2008


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Panama Canal time-lapse

A time-lapse journey through the Panama Canal from the
Atlantic to Pacific Ocean onboard a cruise ship.

Brazilian boy, 8, passes law school entrance exam

Brazil's lawyers have been shocked to find that a boy aged eight has managed to pass the entrance exam to law school.
The Bar Association said the achievement of Joao Victor Portellinha be taken as a warning about the low standards of some of Brazil's law schools.
"If this is confirmed, the Education Ministry should immediately intervene ... to investigate the circumstances of this case," said the association's president in Goias state, Miguel Angelo Cancado.
Joao Victor is still in fifth grade, two levels ahead of normal for his age, but his mother says he is not a cloistered genius. "He is a regular boy," she said. "He is very dedicated, likes to read and study, but he has fun and makes friends."The Universidade Paulista, a multi-campus private university, said yesterday that the boy would not be enrolling any time soon: he still has to graduate from high school.

Couple to marry after 50 year courtship

A 101-year-old Italian man is to marry his 98-year-old girlfriend after a courtship of more than half a century.
Giuseppe Rebaudi is to marry long time girlfriend Silvie Basain, who he started seeing in 1952, next month.
French-born Silvie said: "We just need to get a certificate from the French embassy that I have not been married before and am single."
She said her only worry was that they might be rushing things: "We have only been together for 50 years - that may be a bit quick but then again you are only young once."
The ceremony will take place at their home in Bordighera, in the north-west of Italy.