Sunday, February 12, 2012

Chinese woman creates website to promote premarital virginity

A Chinese woman writer has run into a controversy after she set up a website that asks people to stay virgins before their wedding.

Freelance writer Tu Shiyou from Wuhan said she was driven to set up the website by the recent trend of youngsters supporting premarital sex, the China Daily reported.

The 38-year-old writer has never been in a relationship.

After a friend expressed disbelief about her virginity, she acquired proof from a hospital and released it on her micro blog.
Some people are doubting Tu's intention for establishing such a website.

A college professor said the website was "not practical".

I find it a noble job as she is promoting to save virginity for marriage as youngesters are indulged in premarital sex at an earlier than before.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Chinese woman gave birth to giant baby

A mother in central China has given birth to a 15.52 pound (7.04 kilogram) baby, possibly the largest newborn on record since the country's founding in 1949.

The state-run Tianjin Post said Tuesday that the 29-year-old mother in Henan province gave birth to the boy Saturday by cesarean section.

It said delivery took just 20 minutes and both mother and the baby, named Chun Chun, are doing fine. The paper said Chun Chun's parents are average size and there was nothing unusual about his mother's pregnancy or diet.

The paper said it wasn't immediately clear whether Chun Chun made China's record books. Guinness World Records says the heaviest newborn ever recorded was born to an Ohio woman in 1879 and weighed 23.7 pounds (10.77 kilograms).

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

World's smallest woman turns into Indian politician

A woman barely 2ft tall is proving that height is no obstacle by becoming a politician. Tiny 18-year-old, Jyoti Amge, is thought to be the smallest woman in the world.

At only 62.8 centimetres tall, she was officially recognised as the world’s smallest woman on her 18th birthday by Guinness World Records in December 2011.

Despite having a condition called Achondroplasia, which prevents her growing after her first birthday, the tiny teenager has started campaigning for political party, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), in the local elections in Mumbai, India.

Jyoti, who dreams of one day launching a Bollywood movie career, is now the world’s smallest election campaigner.

She is shown here being lifted above the crowds by 7ft 1ins tall look-alike of the wrestler, ‘Great Khali’.

She wore a matching purple skirt and jacket and beamed with smiles, drawing cheers from her fellow campaigners.

Well, size doesn't matter isn't it? This little lady packs a lot of punch.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Vietnam Festival: Live pig cut into half.

Nem Thuong's annual pig-chopping festival is, as one might imagine, a very bloody affair.

Each year, on the sixth day of the lunar new year, the villagers of a town about 25 miles north of Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, organize a festival to honor their local guardian deity, Doan Thuong. The celebrations include traditional festival features such as a march and live music, but one part of the ceremony is not for the faint of heart.

According to Reuters, a live pig is shuttled around the village before being placed on the ground on its back. Assistants hold ropes attached to the pig's legs, spreading the animal's appendages apart to expose its belly. A man wielding a large blade then chops the pig in half, and the villagers rush to smear the blood on bank notes, hoping for good luck in the new year.

The practice has been condemned by activists inside Vietnam and abroad.

The video is graphic. You can watch it here.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

'Oldest marathon runner' competes in Hong Kong

When I joined the Standard Chartered Marathon and Energizer Night Run, I did 10km for both marathons and I felt it was a challenge for me. Personally I needed to train my stamina for the run. I salute this century old man for his feat to complete the run!
A 100-year-old British Indian man who claims to be the world's oldest marathoner was all smiles after completing a 10km run at the Hong Kong marathon on Sunday.

Born in 1911 and affectionately nicknamed the Turbaned Torpedo, Fauja Singh finished the race in just over one hour and 34 minutes, organisers told AFP, raising HK$200,000 (S$32,000) for the charity Seeing Is Believing.

'The weather was very pleasant, I enjoyed the race very much,' he was quoted by local media as saying, as he crossed the finishing line, arms in the air.

The centenarian attributed his physical fitness to his healthy lifestyle, including abstaining from smoking and alcohol and to following a vegetarian diet, according to local reports.

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