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Seventy-nine year old Werner Freund, lives amongst 29 wolves at his sanctuary in Merzig, Germany.
Artwork created by Young-Deok Seo.
The voices of 300 people singing a different notes, collected by Eran Amir.
- “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.”
These structures were created by an artist called Cornelia Konrads.
Lazaro Gitu is an incredibly flexible man from Kenya.
And I can’t even make a solid side….
Chinese artist Liu Bolin camouflages himself in any surroundings. The 35 year old works on a single photo for up to 10 hours at a time.
Johanna Quaas at the Cottbus Challenger Cup in Brandenburg.
Have you heard of Jaime Rascone? I’m sure answers will vary significantly if you ask a hundred people if his job is better than theirs. Jamie is an occasional male model, DJ, and a prostitute…tester. Apparently, to perform for high society, ladies have to go through some vigorous testing. The last part of the test is the making of love. The Digitally Blonde website says “He takes diligent notes on, say, how they moved their hips and whether their groans were adequate, and makes recommendations to the madam.” Life does present some interesting challenges.
Rich Terfry (Buck 65) is a Canadian hip hop artist, MC and turntablist. Currently, he is host of a show on CBC Radio 2 called Drive. He does a fantastic job playing a diverse arrangement of Canadian music. I have heard from a number of music enthusiasts that he is one of their favorites. I concur.
At 32, sometimes I get a bit of flack from 20 somethings about being the old guy on our soccer team. Enter Ken Mink. At age 73, he became what may be the world’s oldest college basketball player, joining Roane State Community College as a shooting guard. Nice work Mr. Mink.
Johnny Htoo and Luther Htoo (born circa 1988) are twin brothers who jointly led the God’s Army guerrilla group—a splinter group of Karen National Union in Myanmar (Burma) during the late 1990s.
According to them and their followers, the twins gained fame in 1997 when they commanded the defenders of their village after troops of the Karen National Union had retreated.
Various legends claimed that the twins had numerous magical powers, including invulnerability to bullets and mines and that they could hand out magical bullets. Supposedly, they could kill by pointing a rifle at the ground and concentrating. One tale claims that Johnny turned himself into an old man and back when bathing in a river. Luther claimed he had 250,000 invisible soldiers in his command when Johnny had 150,000. Their flesh-and-blood followers amounted to between 150 and 300 men. Their men referred to them as Bu Lu and Bu Joh. Both were chain smokers.
Kenya’s oldest pupil, Kimani Nganga Maruge, has died in Nairobi aged 90.
The great-grandfather held the Guinness World Record for being the oldest person to start primary school, at the age of 84.
His house in the Rift Valley was burnt down in post-election violence last year and he was later moved from a camp to an old people’s home in the capital.
Andre the Giant, not only was he a legend in the ring:
- he consumed 7,000 calories per day in alcohol;
- he once was awarded a case of wine after a wrestling match in Japan. He had a four-hour drive to his next gig and polished off the last of the 16 bottles as he arrived; and,
- he holds the world record for the largest number of beers consumed in a single sitting. During a six-hour period, Andre drank 119 standard 12-ounce bottles of beer.