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

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Oldest Lady Still “Feeling Good”!

Misao Okawa, 114 years old

Misao Okawa, 114 years old

Misao Okawa, a Japanese lady is the oldest living human today. She is 114 years old and believes that she is still feeling good about herself.

At the ceremony of handing over the certificate to prove her longevity from Guinness World Record to her, she is really happy with the honour given to her.

She was born on 5th March 1898 and married in 1919 and had three children, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Credits to: dailychilli.com

World Cup Balls

World Cup‘s balls were always something that people care about when comes to its designs and standard. But for people like me and I believe many others, we do not know how it was like during early World Cups in the olden days. So, I bring you the designs of the ball from the first world cup until the latest world cup edition 2010. Enjoy!

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World Cup 1970 – Mexico

Telstar

World Cup 1974 – West Germany

Telstar Durlast

World Cup 1978 – Argentina

Tango Durlast

World Cup 1982 – Spain

Tango Espana

World Cup 1986 – Mexico

Azteca

World Cup 1990 – Italy

Etrvsco

World Cup 1994 – United States

Questra

World Cup 1998 – France

Tricolore

World Cup 2002 – Korea-Japan

Fevernova

World Cup 2006 – Germany

Teamgeist

World Cup 2010 – South Africa

Jabulani

Credits to: soccerballworld.com