viernes, 26 de febrero de 2010

Olympics Women’s Ice Hockey - Cigar beer and gold medal

Some time after they beat the United States 2-0 on Thursday, the Canadian women’s ice hockey team came back from the locker room and staged a party on ice. The party involved bottles of champagne, beer cans and cigars. Among others was 18-year-old superstar Marie-Philip Poulin, who was also drinking alcohol on the ice. The legal drinking age in British Columbia however is 19. The IOC has frowned on the action and has said that it would look into the matter. The winning team should have acted in a bit more responsive manner on the celebration of their winning -- drinking and smoking on the ice was a bit more than expected. (photo – AP)

martes, 16 de febrero de 2010

5-months pregnant athlete in Olympics

Five and half months pregnant, 30 year-old, Kristie Moore, is one of the Team Canada curling team members competing in the Winter Olympics being held in Vancouver, Canada. She is the third pregnant athlete ever to compete in Olympic games. Ninety years ago, Swedish figure skater Magda Julin won a gold medal at the Antwerp Games while in her first trimester and Germany’s Diana Sartor took fourth in the skeleton in 2006. Moore is an alternative player and there is vey little chance she will actually play in the game. She is a backup player and will be called in only if she is needed. Even if she didn’t play, she will receive the medal Canada wins, if her team wins. Good luck with the team. For the unborn child, it would certainly be an honor to be born with an Olympic medal! (Kristie in Yahoo)

lunes, 15 de febrero de 2010

Global warming mystery

For the first time, a senior scientist working with the U.N. report on climate change has admitted that there is no real global warming in current time. The scientist behind the so-called "climate-gate" e-mail scandal admitted that there is no statistically significant global warming since 1995. The scientist believe that the time between 800 and 1300 A.D. could actually had been warmer than present temperatures. Such a news will be a blow to global warming advocates and it makes a easy for a layman not to believe in global warming. A recent BBC poll found that there is already a decrease in global warming believers. The Populus poll of 1,001 adults found 25% did not think global warming was happening, an increase of 10% since a similar poll was conducted in November. The pdf version of the poll report can be downloaded here. Believe or not earth has warmed-up as compared to a near past. But it has warmed and cooled a number of times (at least twice) in the past 1000 years. It might be an interesting read to understand: "If global warming real why is it cold?"

martes, 9 de febrero de 2010

15 year old Sleeping Beauty - Louisa Ball (video)

Louisa Ball is a normal teen except for the 'sleeping beauty sickness'. The 15-year-old girl sleeps for days at a time and cannot be woken.
It is told that Louisa suffers from Kleine-Levin Syndrome, a disease with no cure that clears itself up after 8-12 years of suffering from it. The
Once Louisa slept for 13 days and that was the longest one.

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