A woman in Detroit in the US owes her life to her bra! She escaped
serious injury when the underwire on her bra deflected a bullet. The
57-year-old woman had spotted a group of men breaking into a neighbor’s
house on Tuesday morning.
When the men saw her, one of them fired a
shot. The bullet lobbed off the underwire on the woman’s bra, saving her
Last week in Brazil, another woman’s life was saved with a bit of
help from her undergarments. She was shot in the chest by robbers on a
bus but survived the attack because she’d stuffed money into her bra.
The cash absorbed most of the impact.
Source: Just Plain’s ... on the Blog
Is this the world’s tallest man?
There could be a new contender for the world’s tallest man title.
27-year old Zhao Liang caused quite a stir when he walked into a
hospital in China a few days ago to treat his injured foot.
Zhao is a staggering 2.46 meters tall making him 10 cm taller than
Bao Xishun, the man currently listed in the Guinness Book of Records as
the world’s tallest.
Zhao’s parents are of average height, with his
father at 1.8m and his mum at 1.68m. His mom says Zhao has a big
appetite - polishing off eight hamburger-sized steamed buns and three
dishes for dinner.
Taking cricket to a higher level
Talk about aiming high! A world record has been set for the world’s
highest ever cricket match. The game has taken place 16,945 feet up
Players, groundsmen, medics and spectators trekked up the
mountain to set the record for a field sport played at the highest
The 50-strong group of amateurs and enthusiasts spent nine days
making their way to the site of the Twenty20 match. Locals helped
prepare the pitch, moving stones, pebbles and rocks out of the playing
area. In the end,
Team Hillary beat Team Tenzing by 36 runs with six balls remaining of
the Nokia Maps Everest Test.
China’s Great Wall longer than thought
The Great Wall of China is longer than originally thought. A two year
government study has uncovered new sections of the Wall that add up to
Experts used new technologies such as infrared range
finders and GPS devices to make the discovery.
They found sections of the wall concealed by hills, trenches and
rivers that stretch from Hu Mountain in northern Liaoning province to
Jiayu Pass in western Gansu province.
The additional parts mean the Great Wall - which Chinese emperors
began constructing 2,000 years ago to keep out Monguls and invaders -
spans about 6,300 km through the northern part of the country. The Great
Wall is China’s premier tourist attraction drawing hundreds of thousands
of visitors each year.