The gigantic book BHUTAN is a breathtaking photographic adventure across the legendary last Himalayan kingdom. Teams from MIT and Friendly Planet took over 60,000 photographs on four extensive expeditions. Portraits of people are life-size or bigger. Panoramas convey the staggering sweep of the Great Himalayan Range and the awesome and unique ancient architecture. Tantric Buddhist dancers, clad in a rainbow of sparkling brocade silks, almost seem to be leaping off the page. According to Guinness World Records, at over five by seven feet (and 133 pounds),
1.Hang Mioku: injected cooking oil into her own face
Hang Mioku, a 48 year-old woman from South Korea, became so addicted to plastic surgery that she was left unrecognisable after her obsession led her to inject cooking oil into her face. She had her first plastic surgery procedure when she was 28. Following operation after operation, her face was eventually left enlarged and disfigured, and the surgeons she visited refused to carry out any more work on her and one suggested that her obsession could be a sign of a psychological disorder. So Hang resorted to injecting cooking oil into her face. It became so grotesquely large that she was called "standing fan" by children in her neighbourhood - due to her large face and small body.
As Hang's notoriety spread she was featured on Korean TV. Viewers seeing the report took mercy on her and sent in enough donations to enable her to have surgery to reduce the size of her face. During the first procedure surgeons removed 60g of foreign substance from Hang's face and 200g from her neck. After several other sessions her face was left greatly reduced but still scarred and disfigured.
There is nothing like the promise of readily available and bountiful energy in our resource-strapped world. Based on data determining that average wind speeds at sea are higher than on land, the modern offshore wind farms promise to be exceptionally energy efficient. When the weather is calm they also look fetchingly beautiful:
One of the coolest aspects of owning one of Apple’s iPhones is the apps or applications that run on the phone. These aps like mini computer applications offer hours of fun or distraction with games, news finders, book readers, social directory notification, and much more. Some of this aps through are a little off… They offer the strange and the weird on your very own iPhone for as little as 99 cents.
Voodoo is an ap for those times it wouldn’t be appropriate to pull out a voodoo doll that looks suspiciously like your boss and start sticking pins in it. Of course, if you are punching away at your iPhone during that same meeting it looks like you are industrious. iVoodoo makes you look hard at work while you stick pins into those who would be your enemies or even those folks who simply tick you off a bit. In fact, you can send those your ill wishes through the cosmic veil for up to five trouble makers at once.
While it looks and feels like a standard ap when you load iVoodoo this application lets you channel your aggression and sticks pin in what looks like a standard Voodoo doll. Just to help you focus your angst by using your iPhone camera you snap a picture of the less-than-appreciated and paste this pic on the dolls face. Then in pin mode you can stick your prey with seven different colored pins. If you’re ticked use the negative pin, if you wish to help someone there is also positive, wealth, power or love.
The Australian businessman who ordered a £1.92m diamond iPhone
Designer Stuart Hughes, from Liverpool, took ten months to make the phone after it was commissioned by an anonymous Australian businessman in 2009. The casing of theiPhone 3GS Supreme was created using 271 grams of 22 solid carat gold. The front bezel houses 136 flawless diamonds totalling a massive 68 carats while the Apple logo on the back is made from a further 53 gems. The front navigation button is made from a single diamond of more than seven carats.
This diamond iPhone is currently the most expensive phone in the world.