Monday, June 29, 2009

10 Incredibly Strange and Weird Cakes

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I share my home with 11 cats - four cheetahs, five lions and two tigers

Sharing a bed with your furry friend has taken on a whole new meaning for Riana Van Nieuwenhuizen.

The sanctuary worker shares her South African home with not one but FOUR orphaned cheetahs, five lions and two tigers.

Forty-six-year-old Riana said: 'I love them all. But they're a handful.'

Riana bought her first cheetah, Fiela in 2006, after realising the big cats were in trouble and heading for extinction with only 1000 left in Africa.

She left her full time job working for the department of justice - a position she had held for 22 years - and found temporary employment on a game ranch where she could raise her beloved big cat.

But Riana's real dream was fully realised after she set up the not-for-profit Fiela Funds Cheetah Breeding Project in South Africa to ensure the long-term survival of the cheetah and their ecosystem.

The project spreads over a hectare of land and visitors can meet Fiela and the other cats and even have their pictures taken.

And if you want to outdo your friends in the wedding photo stakes the project also offers newly weds the chance to be snapped cuddling up to a big cat.

The cats in Riana's own home are truly part of the family and are allowed to roam freely.

They make it known when they are hungry, even jumping up onto work surfaces in an attempt to snatch a bite of whatever's going.

Luckily Riana's two dogs aren't on the menu but instead romp with the cats and even snuggle down with them for a snooze.

The cheetahs have even been known to sit in on the odd card game but whether they offered any cat-like-cunning or poker faces is unknown.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

14 Awesome and Creative Bloody Designs

Collection of bloody designs that you can use to spice up your home decor or play pranks on your friends.

Bloody Bathroom Mat
Bloody Coffee Mug
Bloody Shower Curtain
Bloody Chairs
Bloody Bookmark
Bloody Business Card
Bloody Dinner Plates
Blood Puddle Pillows
Bleeding Candles
Bloody iPhone Case
Watchmen Bloody Doomsday Clock
Bloody Lamp
Bloody Kitchen Knife
Bloody Table

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Meet the 2ft world's smallest Buddha man

At just two feet tall, Khagendra Thapa Magar is just four months away from being named the world's smallest man.

Excitedly awaiting his 18th birthday in October of this year, Khagendra and his family are in contact with Guinness to take the official crown from 2ft 5in He Ping Ping of China.

Weighing only 10lbs, Khagendra has become something of a celebrity in his native Nepal, where politicians have joined the clamour to see him recognised as the smallest man in the world and villagers have dubbed him 'little Buddha'.

Born seventeen years ago in the remote Baglung District 125 miles away from the capital Kathmandu, Khagendra's family have always known he was destined for great things, despite his size.

'He was born weighing only 600 grams (1lb 5oz),' says his mother Dhana Maya Thapa Magar, 33.

'It was like watching a newly hatched chick fresh from a shell.

'I admit that at first I was ashamed of him and would not leave the house, but now I only feel pride and am desperate for him to be named as the tinniest man in the world.'

Although the cause of his size has never been medically confirmed, doctors in Nepal who have examined him believe Khagendra to suffer from a malfunctioning pituitary gland.

Otherwise considered to be healthy, the Khagendra Thapa Magar Foundation has been set up by his family to promote his bid to be officially declared the smallest man in the world.

'His fame has spread across Nepal and into India," says his father Rupp Abrader Thana Magyar, 36.

'He travels as part of a dancing troupe so that people can see him.

'He does this only a couple of times a year and now we only do this to make people realise that he is going to be the smallest man in the world.'

According to his parents, he has not increased in size since last year and they do not expect him to grow any further.

'He is small but we are proud,' says Rupp.

If he takes the crown as the world's smallest man he will replace 20-year-old He Ping Ping of Huade County in China.

Khagendra applied to Guinness in 2006 when he was 14, but they denied the application because he was not yet 18.

'We have waited for three and a half years, but soon he will be the title holder,' says Rup.

'The foreign minister Sujata Koirala told us she would support us when we met her earlier this month.'

Suffering from learning difficulties, he has recently enrolled in his local nursery school to learn to read and write.

'I go to school for five days a week and I stay there," says Khagendra.

'I return to my parents fruit shop in Pokhara on the weekends and I help them out in the shop.

'I like to watch my favourite karate shows on television when I am at home and I hope to become the most famous dancer in the world soon.'

Since he first came to attention almost four years ago Khagendra has been on a whirlwind of publicity all aimed at gaining official recognition from Guinness.

'Once I am named as the world's smallest man then I can fulfil my dream of visiting the United States of America,' says Khagendra.

'I can show off my dancing moves and I can show people how good I am at karate.'

Despite not being as mentally developed as other boys his age, Khagendra still has a soft spot for pretty girls.

'One of the best things about when I travel for my dancing is that I get to look at the girls in Kathmandu.

'They are very pretty and dress differently from the girls in my home village.'

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

15 Awesome Face Paintings by James Kuhn

James Kuhn is an American artist who creates incredible face paintings using his own face as a canvas.

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