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Real Superpower Man who eats everything

Michel Lotito has a stomach lining which is twice as thick as normal, and it is a rare condition that most doctors are not sure how it occurs. This man can eat metal, glass, as well as toxic and poisonous material. He also consumes mineral oil and drinks tons of water. His gastric juices, or digestive acids, are unusually powerful, which is the only explanation on how he can digest metallic feasts. He entered the Guinness book of records after eating an airplane. It took him TWO YEARS to finish it (from 1978 to 1980).

Here is the list of items consumed by Michel Lotito

Bicycle - 18
Shopping cart - 15
Television - 7
Chandelier - 6
Bed - 2
Skis - 1
Cessna aircraft - 1
Coffin - 1
A steel chain - 400m

Michel Lotito died of natural causes on June 25, 2007, ten days after his 57th birthday.

El Colacho Festival, Spain

El Colacho Festival, better known as the Baby Jumping Festival, it takes place in June of each year in Castrillo de Murcia, Spain. It is a truly bizarre Spanish practice that dates all the way back to 1620, which celebrates the Christian Feast of Corpus Christi. It's hard to explain the Baby Jumping Festival without sounding like I’m making it up, but here it goes. Grown men dress up as the Devil and jump over babies born in the last 12 months of the year, which lie on mattresses in the street. The aim of the festival is to cleanse the babies of original sin and protect them against illness and evil spirits. It is absolutely crazy to jump over babies in such a manner, if this happened outside of the festival child welfare or social services would surely be called in.

World's Smallest Fish

The Paedocypris progenetica is officially the world's smallest fish at only 7.9mm long, that is less than 1/3 of an inch! Not only is in the smallest fish in the world, but it is also that smallest vertebrate or backboned animal in the entire world! It was discovered in the swamps on the Indonesian island of Sumatra in water that has a PH level of 3. This is about 100 times more acidic than regular rainwater.

The Paedocypris progenetica is actually partially see-through, they have a reduced head skeleton, which leaves the brain completely unprotected by bone. The previous record for smallest vertebrate was held by an 8mm species of Indo Pacific Goby. This discovery was made in 2006, wonder if this really will hold up as the world's smallest fish.

World's most viewed photograph by Charles O'Rear

If you owned a Windows XP computer, then you viewed the image that has recently been called the world's most viewed photograph. Called the Bliss, it is the default wallpaper for the Luna theme of Microsoft's XP operating system, which was a big hit for the company. This success of the OS brought the photograph to the living rooms of as many as a billion people, if a blog is to be believed.

However, Charles O'Rear, the photographer who clicked the iconic picture, feels that the one-billion-figure is an educated guess rather than a fully-accounted-for statistic. Nevertheless, he does agree that the picture is easily one of the most recognisable across the world.

He says, "All the folks I talk with agree it is the most 'recognisable' photo ever. If it were shown to a villager in rural China, for example, good chance they would recognise it. If it were shown to astronauts on the ISS, good bet they would know it, too. I have seen it appear in photos of the White House situation room, the Kremlin, etc."

O'Rear took the picture five years before Windows XP was rolled out, when he was passing through Napa Valley in California. After he captured the image, he refrained from altering or digitally improving it in any way. Though it is not known how much Microsoft paid for the photograph, O'Rear says that the amount was "extraordinary." | Site Maintained by Shyam Srinivas | Admin Login
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