Τρίτη, 31 Δεκεμβρίου 2013
Σάββατο, 28 Δεκεμβρίου 2013
A Chinese man divorced and then sued his ex-wife for giving birth to what he called an extremely ugly baby girl.
Initially, Jian Feng accused his wife of infidelity, because he was so sure that he could never be the father of such an ugly child.
When a DNA test proved that the baby was his, Feng’s wife came clean on a little secret — before they met, she had undergone about $100,000 worth of cosmetic surgery in South Korea.
Feng filed for divorce and sued his wife on the grounds of false pretenses, for not telling him about the plastic surgery and duping him into thinking she was beautiful. The kicker? He won. A judge agreed with Feng’s argument and ordered his ex-wife to pay him $120,000.
“I married my wife out of love, but as soon as we had our first daughter, we began having marital issues,” he said in an interview. “Our daughter was incredibly ugly, to the point where it horrified me.”
Αναρτήθηκε από G.-P. στις 7:01 π.μ.
Δευτέρα, 3 Δεκεμβρίου 2012
The holiday season kicked off in Rio de Janeiro with the lighting of the world's largest floating Christmas tree in the heart of the city.Over 100,000 people flocked to the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon to watch a 6-minute fireworks show, which has become one of Rio's main tourist attractions.
This year, the gigantic 85-metre high metal structure built by Brazil's largest insurance company surprised the public with a decoration based on the four seasons of the Earth.
The 542 tonne structure was dressed up with images of leaves representing the fall, snowflakes to portray winter, flowers related to spring and gold ribbons to represent the summer.
There were also colourful knots tied up with balloons illuminated by 3.1 million light bulbs.
With the mountaintop Christ the Redeemer statue looking down on it, the treestands as a brightly flashing symbol of peace in the city that is often shaken by episodes of violence.The Christmas tree was first erected in 1996 and its lighting became Rio's third biggest tourist event after Carnival festivities and New Year's Eve on Copacaban beach.
More than a million people are expected to view the structure before the lights are turned off on Three King's Day on January 6.
The Guinness Book of Records lists it as the world's largest floating Christmas tree. In comparison, the Christmas tree in New York's Rockefeller Centre is 22.5 metres tall and has 30,000 lights, although it is a real Norwegian spruce.
Δευτέρα, 15 Οκτωβρίου 2012
File this under squarely in the rumor column for right now but, word on the street is that Nokia will be announcing a tablet at this years CES in Las Vegas. It is rumored to use the discarded "Senna" tablet design that we covered recently in the post Nokia and MeeGo The Full Story: Dating, Marriage, Divorce.
This tablet was originally designed to run an open source version the now defunct MeeGo OS. Now you would have to assume it will be a Windows 8 tablet. Beyond that the only specs that have been rumored is an 8MP rear camera and that it will available in the normal range of Nokia colors.
Nokia has been hinting at releasing a tablet for some time and now that Windows 8 is available it only makes sense. The real question is there space for another tablet maker in the marketplace and more importantly will anyone out there buy one?
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