Monday, February 28, 2011

Athens : Most Flirtatious City In The World | Athens Greece News

Athens : Most Flirtatious City In The World

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica periphery and it is one of the world's oldest cities, as its recorded history spans around 3,400 years.

Athens is the world's most flirtatious city but London ranks a lowly 57th, according to the compilers of the world's largest ever study of online flirting. Chilly Moscow came in at number two on the list of nearly 200 cities around the world, while Rome took eighth place and Paris – synonymous with romance – managed only to rank 38th.

The study of flirtatious behaviour online was carried out by, which claims to be the world's largest social networking site for meeting new people.

The "World Flirtation League" study ranked cities by the number of online flirtations initiated per month by Badoo users.

The average Athenian initiated 25.7 online flirtations per month, more than twice as many as people in Rio de Janeiro or Prague and far more than in Paris, London, Berlin or New York.

"Athens is a seductive city, with a hedonistic lifestyle", said Victoria Kyriakopoulous, author of The Lonely Planet Encounter Guide to Athens

"Athenians love to party and they love to talk. They love the game.

Flirting and sexual banter are not just a means to an end but part of social interaction. You can play without having to take it too seriously." Dr Simon Hardy, a British academic and author of the book, "The Greeks, Eroticism and Ourselves", said in ancient Athens the art of flirting was honed at drinking parties known as symposia, where men were entertained by dancing girls.

"It's probably fair to say that the Athenians perfected the art of flirtation in ancient times, especially at the time of symposia described by Plato."

The other cities to make it into the top 10 were Kuwait City, Baku in Azerbaijan, Tunis, Kiev, Beirut, Turin, and Bari in southern Italy.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Couple Wedding Planning Ideas in Comic Theme | Unique wedding

Couple Wedding Planning Ideas in Comic Theme | Unique Wedding

A bride was asked 'do you take this Superman to be your husband?' as she tied the knot in a comic-themed ceremony.

Rob Taverner, 32, dressed as the superhero while Nyssa Pratten, 19, was dressed as Jessica Rabbit in Worcester.

And the two best men dressed as Captain America and Supergirl at the ceremony.

Bride Nyssa walked down the aisle to the 'Star Wars' theme, and after confirming their nuptials the happy couple left to the famous 'Looney Tunes' exit music.

Rob Taverner said he initially came up with the idea of a cartoon wedding at Worcester Register Office as a joke - but his wife-to-be loved the idea.

The 32-year-old self-confessed geek wore the blue Superman top underneath a suit jacket - and donned Clarke Kent style specs.

Bride Nyssa wore a revealing red dress as she imitated curvy cartoon siren Jessica Rabbit, voiced by Kathleen Turner in the 1988 movie.

Among the guests were people dressed as the Incredible Hulk, Betty Boop, Tweety-Pie and Catwoman at the wedding with a difference.

Fancy dress shop worker Rob said: 'Me and my mate Brendan were mucking about, talking online about the wedding.

'We talked about dressing up as cartoon characters, and I was laughing and joking about it with Nyssa when she said 'why not'?'

Mr Taverner said that he and his wife had a shared love of cartoons and comics.

He said: 'I'm what everyone calls a 'geek', into all the nerdy stuff like computers, comics, sci-fi and graphic novels.

'Nyssa's into more of the girlie stuff like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but she's learning - she gets really proud of herself when we're all chatting and she gets a reference.'

The blushing bride, who is 15 weeks pregnant, said that it didn't take her long to choose her outfit.

She said: 'My hair was red to start with and I already had this red dress - it seemed like an obvious decision.'

Rob said that the pair got a positive reaction from staff and other couples at the county hall where they tied the knot.

He said: 'People were coming out and taking pictures, looking out of windows, that sort of thing.

'The best reaction we got was on the way to the wedding when we turned into a garage forecourt to get petrol.

'There was Catwoman driving, with Captain America in the back, I don't think they knew what was going on.'

Everyone stayed in character for the reception, where a drunken Roger Rabbit, Shrek, Scooby Doo, Spongebob Squarepants and characters from the Toy Story movies turned up.

Rob, who popped the question on Christmas Eve, said: 'Everybody came in fancy dress - there were about 70 people in different outfits, it was a really colourful gathering.'

Couple Wedding Planning Ideas in Comic Theme | Unique Wedding

Couple Wedding Planning Ideas in Comic Theme | Unique Wedding

Couple Wedding Planning Ideas in Comic Theme | Unique Wedding

Thursday, February 24, 2011

World's Smallest Aquarium | Photos of Mini Aquarium Fish Tank

The World's Smallest Aquarium Tank Miniature Designs

The world's smallest aquarium It can only hold two teaspoons of water, it can sit in the palm of your hands, and there's only room for the smallest of fish in it - it's the world's Mini aquarium Fish Tanks.

It might not be the most spacious environment - it's a far cry from, you know, the Amazon or the Atlantic Ocean - but the baby fish still have all the regular aquarium home comforts of multi-coloured stones, sand and seaweed.

Measuring just 30 x 24 x14mm, the 10ml glass tank was created by Russian artist and designer Anatoly Konenko – who still found space for a water filter.

Konenko has specialised in miniatures for 30 years, and has previously mastered the art of writing on rice, poppy seeds and even human hair.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Largest Pair of Jeans Ever | Book Of Guinness World Records 2011

Peruvian seamstresses hoping to snag a Guinness World Record for sewing the largest pair of blue jeans celebrated on Friday, one day after cranes buckled while trying to lift the giant 7.5-tonne pants.

Workers laid the pair on the ground and put big balloons inside the legs to show off the size of the jeans, which are 141 feet (43 m) tall and 98 feet (30 m) wide.

They have pockets, red buttons and a brown belt.

On Thursday, disillusioned crane operators gave up trying to lift the pants with three machines and went looking for a fourth. They wanted to lift the pants to display them. On Friday, workers had to scrap the idea of hoisting the jeans altogether.

The Colombian city of Medellin currently holds the record for the world's largest pair of jeans, which is measured by size, according to the clothing company that organized the event in San Juan de Lurigancho, a district full of textile plants east of the Peru's capital, Lima.

The Colombian pair were 114 feet (35 m) tall by 82 feet (25 m) wide. Representatives from Guinness were not present to see the Peruvian-made jeans, but a notary who can send documentation to the group was.

The company's chief executive said material from the pants will be cut to make backpacks for area school children.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Man Lives With Knife Stabbing Pains In Head For 4 Years

Man Lives With Knife Stabbing Pains In Head 4in blade is placed over the top of the X-ray of Li Fu's skull

A man who went to the doctor complaining of a headache was shocked to discover he'd had a 4in knife blade stuck in his brain for more than four years.

Li Fu from Yunnan Province, China, was stabbed during a robbery in 2006, and the blade of the knife had lodged in his cranium.

But despite receiving treatment for his injuries, doctors failed to notice the knife buried deep in the 37-year-old's skull.

Incredibly, it wasn't until Li visited the doctor last month to complain of his continuous migraines that doctors finally made the grim discovery after a routine X-ray.

Li and his family were so shocked by the X-ray results, they asked for a second opinion before agreeing to let doctors operate.

The second doctor confirmed the suspicions and Li underwent an operation to remove the knife at People's Hospital in Yuxi City, Yunnan Province on Saturday.

He is now in a stable condition in hospital.

Luo Zhiwei, a surgeon at People's Hospital of Yuxi said he had never seen anything so bizarre in his entire career.

He said it was a miracle that Li could survive being stabbed in the head, let alone survive having the knife lodged in his brain for four years.

He said: 'It's a medical miracle. The knife was almost intact when we removed it.'

Stabbing Pains : Fu had gone to his doctor complaining of a headache and was stunned to be told he'd had a knife blade stuck in his brain. He even asked for a second opinion before agreeing to surgery

Stabbing Pains : Li Fu, 37, had surgery to remove the blade, which had been in his head for four years

Stabbing Pains : A Chinese doctor shows a knife which is taken out of Li Fus brain at a hospital in Yuxi city, southwest Chinas Yunnan Province

Stabbing Pains : Li Fu rests in the bed after a surgery at a hospital in Yuxi city, southwest Chinas Yunnan Province

Monday, February 14, 2011

World Record Attempt For Longest Kiss Ever | Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day world record attempt for longest ever kiss. Thousands of lovers will be locking lips this Valentine's Day, but 14 couples in Thailand are taking kissing to another level as they compete to break the Guinness world record for the longest kiss.

In Thailand's resort of Pattaya, the contestants are part of a kissing marathon in an attempt to beat the current 32-hour record which was set in Germany last year.

The couples have each been given a space of one square metre and they must lock lips at all times, and cannot sit, sleep or leave the venue, or they will be disqualified.

One woman has fainted after 34 minutes of kissing. Others have given up after a few hours.

The couple that last longest will receive a diamond ring worth £1,000 and a £2,000 cash prize.

Felix Werth, 32, one of the contestants said: 'I just participate for fun and I'm looking forward to kissing for a long time.'

The contest began on Sunday at 11pm GMT and will continue throughout Valentine's Day.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Most Expensive Dessert Cake In The World | Birthday And Wedding Cakes

Most Expensive Dessert Cake In The World | Birthday And Wedding Cakes

The Chinese cake decorating designs ideas in Philippines sure know how to ring in their new year in traditional values and a dash of luxury. A local savory called as the Tikoy is a sweet rice cake. And to celebrate the year of the rabbit in pomp, Entrepreneur Angelito Araneta Jr's has come up with a 24-carat edible gold leaf and 0.2-carat diamonds version for those with a sweet tooth for luxury. These gold and diamond rabbits are priced at just $485, had is just one of the 13 made by order for select rich Chinese customers for the new lunar Year of theRabbit in Chinese calendar. Araneta Jr. also revealed that one of his customers also ordered for a two-diamond gold encrusted rice cake priced at $2,700 making it his most expensive sale to date.

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Most Expensive Dessert Cake In The World | Birthday And Wedding Cakes

Most Expensive Dessert Cake In The World | Birthday And Wedding Cakes

Most Expensive Dessert Cake In The World | Birthday And Wedding Cakes

Orphaned Puppy Names After England Rugby Players Team

Homeless: Johnno, Tindall, Ashton, Flood, Wilko, Foden, Easter, Sheridan, Hartley and Haskel after looking for a new home after their mother was killed by a car

An animal charity is trying to find homes for a pack of pups named after England rugby union stars.

The 10 six-week-old Boxer-cross dogs - made up of Johnno, Tindall, Ashton, Flood, Wilko, Foden, Easter, Sheridan, Hartley and Haskell - were taken to a Blue Cross centre in Kimpton, Hertfordshire, on Wednesday, after their mother was killed when she was hit by a car.

'These pups are such little bruisers that it seemed perfect to name them after rugby players,' said Emma Pannell, the centre's deputy manager.

'Like many rugby players, these puppies are going to be big and boisterous so they'd like a home where they can run around.'

The pup's namesakes were in action today against Italy at Twickenham in the Six Nations Championship.

And they ran out 59-13 winners with an especially impressive performance from Chris Ashton, who scored four tries in a match - the first time a player has managed the feat in the competition since 1914.

it looks like little Ashton could be the most popular choice for adoption.

Loving: Assistants Jessica Down (left) and Katrina Brunt cuddle the six-week-old pups at The Blue Cross Animal Welfare Charity

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Lei Yadi Breaks Most Fingers And Toes Guinness World Record 2010

Lei Yadi Min : A Myanmar child has claimed the Guinness world record for having more fingers and toes, the local weekly Messenger News reported Monday.

Lei Yadi Min, over 1 year-old baby girl, possesses 12 fingers -- six each hand, and 14 toes -- 7 each foot.

Living in South Okkalarpa township in Yangon, the Myanmar baby girl is expected to win the record in the coming 2011 - 2012 Guinness world record book.

At present, two Indian children, one over 5 years old and the other over 15 years old with 12 fingers and 13 toes, are registered as the Guinness world record.

Competing with Lei Yadi Min for the Guinness record is also an Indian rival, who owns eight toes each foot.

Lei Yadi Min is now living with her mother and sister in Yangon.

Meanwhile, a Myanmar citizen, U Khun Sai Maung Maung Gyi, 68, has claimed for the prize of Guinness World Record for his highest frequency of donating blood.

He started to donate his blood in February 1956 and completed 204 times in August 2010.

Friday, February 11, 2011

El Ateneo libreria Grand Splendid Bookstore In The World

El Ateneo Grand Splendid is one of the Most Magnificent best known bookshops in Buenos Aires, Argentina. photos And Videos

Situated at 1860 Santa Fe Avenue in Barrio Norte, the building was designed by the architects Peró and Torres Armengol for the empresario Max Glucksman (1875-1946), and opened as a theatre named Teatro Gran Splendid in May 1919. The ecleticist building features ceiling frescoespainted by the Italian artist Nazareno Orlandi, and caryatids sculpted by Troiano Troiani (whose work also graces the cornice along the Buenos Aires City Legislature.

The theatre had a seating capacity of 1,050, and staged a variety of performances, including appearances by the tango artists Carlos Gardel, Francisco Canaro, Roberto Firpo and Ignacio Corsini. Glücksman started his own radio station in 1924 (Radio Splendid), which broadcast from the building where his recording company, Nacional Odeón, made some of the early recordings of the great tango singers of the day. In the late twenties the theatre was converted into a cinema, and in 1929 showed the first sound films presented in Argentina.

The ornate former theatre was leased by Grupo Ilhsa in February 2000. Ilhsa, through Tematika, owns El Ateneo and Yenny booksellers (totaling over 40 stores), as well as the El Ateneo publishing house. The building was subsequently renovated and converted into a book and music shop under the direction of the architect Fernando Manzone; the cinema seating was removed and in its place book shelves were installed. Following refurbishment works, the 2,000 m² (21,000 ft²) El Ateneo Grand Splendid became the group's flagship store, and in 2007 sold over 700,000 books; over a million people walk through its doors annually.

Chairs are provided throughout the building, including the still-intact theatre boxes, where customers can dip into books before purchase, and there is now a café on the back of what was once the stage. The ceiling, the ornate carvings, the crimson stage curtains, the auditorium lighting and many architectural details remain. Despite the changes, the building still retains the feeling of the grand theatre it once was. The Guardian, a prominent British periodical, named El Ateneo second in its 2008 list of the World's Ten Best Bookshops.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Meet Women Most Common Beautiful Face From Around The World

Describing someone as average-looking is rarely seen as a compliment.

But most of us would be quite happy to look like a computer-generated depiction of the 'average' English woman, Welsh woman, or even the average Burmese.

More than 100 women of 41 different nationalities and ethnicities were photographed in cities all over the world in an effort to find common regional features.

The photos were carefully laid over each-other using a computer program to create an individual image for each area - and the biggest surprise is that the 'common' faces are all quite beautiful.

There are, of course, regional differences in face shapes, colours and features.

Peruvians and Iranians have bigger mouths, Ethiopians and Samoans have curlier hair, and fringes seem to be big in Latvia and Poland.

It does make sense that the common women are pretty, both in evolutionary terms, and because averages rule out blemishes.

But most of the photos depict a woman who seems to be in her early twenties - which definitely is not the average age of any nationality.

The study also throws up other results that suggest that maybe the samples weren't quite as wide-ranging as they could have been.

The average South African, for example, definitely shouldn't be pale-skinned - only 9.2 per cent of the population define themselves as white.

Some anomalies can be explained by how the pictures were compiled. The prevalence of mousy hair is a result of blondeness being easily 'diluted'.

South African Photographer Mike Mike - who inspired the images with a web project called The Face of Tomorrow compiling the faces of various cities - explains: 'Blonde hair gets lost pretty quickly when you start averaging.

'You'd need a population 75 per cent blonde to get it visibly remaining. You'd probably have to go to Iceland for that result.'

Mike, who lives in Istanbul, travels the world taking photos of the first 100 people he can persuade to pose in each place - noting their nationality every time.

The 46-year-old got the idea for his project when he was studying at London's Goldsmiths College.

He said: 'Sitting on the underground train, I was intrigued by the sheer diversity of the place – Somalis, Indians, Americans, Zimbabweans, Scandinavians and a hundred other nationalities vying for their place in the metropolis.

'I thought: “What is this place, what is a Londoner?”

'I thought if one could merge all the people in a place like London one would be looking at the future of that place – one would have some notion of what a Londoner is or will become.'