Benedict XVI Resignation: First in Over 700 Years!

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI has become the first pope to resign in over 700 years. Cardinals are now begin preparing for a conclave in the Sistine Chapel to elect his successor.

‘Long live the pope!’ a crowd outside chanted as a clock chimed 8 p.m. – the hour that Benedict said he would step down in an announcement earlier this month that stunned the world.

“I will no longer be pope but a simple pilgrim,” the pope told supporters earlier after arriving at Castel Gandolfo from the Vatican in a helicopter that flew as the bells of St Peter’s rang out.

Benedict is only the second pope to resign in the Church’s 2,000-year history, and in his final hours as pontiff he took the unprecedented step of pledging allegiance to his successor.

Credits to: theborneopost.com

Gay Spa Raided

I read the report this morning and I felt it is very much taking my attention. I always hears about “ILLEGAL SPA RAIDED” because of the illegality as well as the illegal masseurs (usually foreign immigrants). However, this one is DIFFERENT.

A MYSTERY spa in Section 17 in Petaling Jaya has been offering sex to gay men, Sinar Harian reported. Residents’ suspicions were raised after they saw men from various age groups paying regular visits to the premises over the past three months.

Just for illustration

Behind the facade of facial treatments and massage services, the spa offered a variety of “packages” performed by foreign, young and good-looking “lady boys” in their 20s.

The services were offered in seven small rooms on the first floor of the shoplot.

Clients looking for a happy ending had to book a massage first, and later choose from a range of packages costing from RM170 to RM295, depending on the type of services sought.

Credits to: thestar.com.my

Can a 10-year-old Girl Give Birth? The Answer is YES!

I couldn’t believe what I have seen in the news headline where it says ‘10-year-old Girl Gives Birth to Baby Daughter in Colombia‘. The first thing I asked myself whether she can actually give birth at the very age. The answer is YES because of this was already happened in Columbia.

The girl hails from an indigenous tribe in the town of Manaure, a town in the Colombian Department of La Guajira. The girl arrived at the hospital crying in “enormous pain” from her contractions. Despite her young age, police may not prosecute the matter since the girl is from the indigenous Wayuu tribe, which is allowed to govern itself.

According to The Telegraph, the youngest mother in the world was named Linda Medina, who gave birth in Peru in 1933 when she was only 5 years old. Medina, who is now 78, had a son named Geraldo who died in 1979 at age 40 from bone marrow disease.

In the operation room

Her baby daughter

Credits to: cbsnews.com, telegraph.co.uk, madamenoire.com, and gossiponthis.com

A Man with Half Skull in Malaysia

Mohd Izanuddin Hisham Muhamad, 24, the resident of Kampung Kubang Panjang in Kelantan, Malaysia, looks like an “alien”, as some people have nicknamed him, reported Harian Metro.

He was asked to describe the incident that had caused what happen to her head and he said said it happened one Friday afternoon. He was riding his motorcycle home from work.

“A Honda Jazz driven bcry a Thai national tried to overtake another vehicle. He didn’t succeed and ended up hitting my motorcycle. I flew like Superman for a distance of 2m and crashed into a large tree by the roadside. My helmet broke into two. I ended up being in a coma… for three months. When he woke up in hospital, he said he felt his head and was shocked to find a huge dent.” He added: “I asked my mother, who was by my bed, for a mirror and I nearly ‘lost my head’ when I saw that my once-perfect head was deformed.”

Half skull

Credits to: www.dailychilli.com and hmetro.com.my

‘Black Widow’ Sentenced to Death

A ‘black widow’ has been sentenced to jail in Japan. Literally, the ‘black widow’ means the species of a spider which will eat her mating partner. In Japan, this woman has killed her 3 partners.

Kanae Kijima, 37, was sentenced to death by the judge who had found out that the death of these three men were because of intentional acts. She murdered the the three men, aged 41, 53 and 80, whom she met through Internet dating sites.

She did many things to them including poisoning them with carbon monoxide from burning charcoal briquettes after giving them sleeping tablets. Saitama district court heard how she had wanted to stop them from demanding back money she had taken from them over the course of brief relationships.

The 'Black Widow'

The 'Black Widow'

Credits to: dailychilli.com

Mushroom Can Eat Plastic?

I heard about an insect-eating plant, but this one is very impressive! Yale researchers found out that there is one magic mushroom which can eat plastic. Thanks to the fungi which is called pestalotiopsis microspora.

Since the world nowadays have difficulties in managing plastic wastes because it is not a biodegradable product and can lasts for so many years. So, why not, maybe this mushroom is the answer to this problem! HOORAY!

Pestalotiopsis Microspora

The upper view

The upper view

The mushroom can be found in the Amazonian forest

The mushroom can be found in the Amazonian forest

Credits to: news.yahoo.com

Superheroes around the World

Superheroes are very famous around the globe. Most of the time, we can find and watch on television as well as comics. And, most of the time as well, we will tend to relate “SUPERHEROES” with these famous movies such as Spiderman, Batman, Ultraman, and all the “-MANs”. However, some superheroes also need to be known around the globe. So, I bring to you the exclusive superhero post. Enjoy!

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Italy

Argoman

Argoman is a superhero very much of the Sixties Euro variety. Clearly, Argoman never had an Uncle Ben who died and taught him any lessons about great power and great responsibility. Argoman is gifted with great powers, but he uses them primarily to make his enemies kill each other and to force beautiful women to come to his island and have sex with him!

Singapore

Batman

On May 13, 1990, this young man was blessed with being named after two superheroes: Batman and Superman. Unfortunately we were unable to find the boy for comment, as no one seems to know his alter egos.

Russia

Black Lightning

Apparently no one in Moscow looks up either. Or at least they don’t for a while. That is, until a series of heroic deeds around the city (rescuing children from burning buildings, depositing bank robbers in front of police stations, etc) are being performed by someone in a flying 1951 black Volga. Certainly it is the unlikeliest of cars for such bravery (the Volga being the “people’s car” of the Soviet era), but the hero and driver is Moscow’s version of Peter Parker, a young man from a working family just trying to earn some cash and win the heart of a beautiful girl, while maybe stopping some bad guys along the way. Black Lightning is a refreshing and fantastically executed action-adventure film.

Malaysia

Cicakman

Set in the make-believe city of Metrofulus, “Cicakman” is about the last person on earth anyone would expect to turn into a superhero. But funnyman Saiful Apek, does, quite by accident and becomes quite a shock to his friend, who also tries his best to adjust to his superpowers. Starring many of Malaysia’s most popular stars including Aznil Nawawi, this is one big budget blockbuster that features 40% CGI, great stunts, great sets and 3D animation. Oh, and when he’s not climbing walls, Saiful @ Cicakman reverts to his alter ego, the unassuming Hairi.

India

G.One

Shah Rukh Khan’s superhero character takes too long to boot in this science fiction flick. G.One arrives just five minutes before the interval point by when you have already restarted your system several times, which has been hanging into nothingness. And the film’s title character Ra.One, a skeletal villain, gets a face (Arjun Rampal) even later in the second half. Is it worth the wait? Only intermittently and inconsistently! So what happens before the advent of the superhero? You are introduced to a nerdy South Indian stereotype Shekhar (Shah Rukh Khan), his wife Sonia (Kareena Kapoor) and their apathetic son Prateek (Armaan Verma). The father hopelessly imitates Michael Jackson, the mother is doing a Phd on Indian abuses and you don’t blame the son to be uninterested by their goofy gimmickry.

Australia

Griff

No matter how strange you may think your interests are, there are likely other like-minded people out there. Griff The Invisible explores this notion in one of the quirkiest ways possible, focusing on how we can perceive our own world differently until we are snapped back to reality. Although the film might be called a superhero film by some, it really defies that description. Griff, played by Ryan Kwanten, may run around in spandex here and there, but this film is really about his personal journey and not his crime-fighting at night. Griff has to come to grips with the world when he is confronted with Melody, an equally odd spirit that doesn’t mind standing out against the mundane. As their lives mix, it is up to them to lean on each other for support against a world that only wants them to conform.

Indonesia

Gundala

Gundala the movie was a hoax perpetrated by Iskandar Salim, a photographer and graphic designer who created promotional material for a movie that was not actually being made about gundala , a lightning powered superhero.Salim noticed that there had never been a movie featuring an Indonesian Superhero and wished to start a public debate on the subject. He created an official website, a Facebook page, posters, and staged photographs that allegedly showed the movie being made. As a result of the attention generated by the hoax Gundala’s creator Harya Suraminata is actually involved in negotiations to produce a real film based on the character.

China

Monkey King

He has been China’s favorite superhero for at least five centuries. He’s amazingly strong, he can fly, and he has a few tricks those other superheroes never heard of. And he’s always ready to do battle with demons, dragons—sometimes even the gods.

Thailand

Red Eagle

The 60s seem like a groovy time for superheroes to flourish on television and film, where in the West brings to mind the William Dozier Batman and the Green Hornet series, while in Thailand came a hero called Red Eagle, a masked avenger with a crimson mask in the shape of an eagle. We know how Batman got a reboot recently under the hands of Christopher Nolan, and Michel Gondry’s version of the Green Hornet will be due in some months after the 3D conversion process. In Thailand, the time is now for the release of Red Eagle, a reboot of the popular Thai hero based on the novels by Sake Dusit, where the film franchise of the 60s ended in tragedy when leading man Mitr Chaibancha fell tragically from a helicopter stunt gone wrong on the last day of shooting of Golden Eagle.

United States of America

Captain America

Captain America: The First Avenger will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving.)

France

Superdupont

Superdupont  is the son of an unknown solider buried under The Arc de Triomphe. How he got his powers and what his real name is still unrevealed, what is know is that he supports economic  patriotism, smokes Gauloises cigarettes, drinks  red wine, eats french cheese and refuses to be painted with China ink. He battles an evil organization called Anti-France, A terrorist group that wants to destroy France. He is an master of Savate (french form of Boxing) and can fly.

Japan

Ultraman

Just 12 years later, in 1966 — the height of the monster craze, both in Japan and here in the States (thanks to TBS, who imported the Japanese monster mash-ups) — a fresh new series titled Ultra Q was born. While the series focused more on the mysterious, slowly but surely, monsters starting peeking into episodes. This series eventually evolved into Ultraman, a show about a giant, skyscraper-sized extraterrestrial being that protects us from equally gigantic monsters, aliens, dinosaurs and other nefarious foes. Each week, Ultraman faces off against fantastically fun villains, destroying towns, villages, forests and cities along the way.

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