Friday, September 30, 2011

Miss Universe 2011

Miss Angola Leila Lopes was crowned Miss Universe 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bikini wash record

A group of bikini-wearing girls have lathered up on Bournemouth beach in a bid to help set the world record for the most people to shower together. The record was set by 152 people who braved the chilly weather to lather up and get soapy with complete strangers under a giant 18-foot shower structure. Their reward is a new Guinness World Record for the most people showering simultaneously at the same venue.

The event was organized by Lynx to promote their new shower gel and beat the previous record set in Illinois two years ago when 145 people showered together.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Undersea Vacation

Couples can now enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Poseidon Undersea Resort on a private island in Fiji. The resort, which will be the first of its kind, will feature 24 underwater suites and 1 luxury suite called the Nautilus Suite which features 1000 square feet and is decorated in the fashion of Jules Verne’s fictional submarine of the same name.

For those who like to keep both feet on solid earth, there are 48 magnificent bungalows, each with 1,500 square feet and a wrap around veranda, dining area, natural wood furnishings, and private water plunge pool. The resort also features six restaurants, seven bars, and the world’s largest and most elegant undersea restaurant. There’s also a dive shop, water sports center, and retail boutique plus all the amenities luxury guests expect including a nine-hole golf course on the island. The island itself comprises approximately 225 acres and is about a mile long.

The $30,000 price tag buys you and a guest a week’s stay at this amazing resort.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Chile Kiss Party

Hundreds of Chilean students have taken part in a kissing demonstration in the capital Santiago. This is the latest in a series of protests demanding education reforms. Students kissed in front of Santiago Cathedral on Thursday. Their protests began three months ago with demands for state funding, better teacher training, and a guarantee of free quality education to all Chileans.
Chilean students said, "We are here for our cause, and we are protesting in a very beautiful way." "We are supporting the cause. We have a long way to go."

Monday, September 26, 2011

Windows Evolution

1985 – Windows 1.0

1987 – Windows 2.0

1990 – Windows 3.0

1992 – Windows 3.1

1995 – Windows 95

1996 – Windows NT 4.0

1998 – Windows 98

2000 – Windows 2000

2001 – Windows XP

2007 – Windows Vista

2009 - Windows 7

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pope Urban II (ca. 1035 – 1099)

It’s undeniable that Otho de Lagery, who became Pope Urban II in 1088, was a talented diplomat and successful leader, responsible for establishing the modern Roman Curia and supporting reforms of the clergy. What he is most often remembered for, however, is his unfortunate role in launching a bloody holy war against Muslims that has since come to be known as The First Crusade.

In 1095, Byzantine Emperor Alexios I requested Urban’s aid in fighting off the Turks, who had conquered most of Anatolia. Urban responded favorably by using his remarkable rhetorical skills to preach “Just War” – a holy, God-ordained crusade to liberate the eastern churches and the Holy Land from Muslim rule. By appealing to Catholic anger over the rumored (and often unfairly trumped-up) atrocities committed by the invading Turks, and by guaranteeing remission of sins to those who would participate in the fight, Urban was able to organize a large-scale uprising of piously outraged soldiers of Christ.

The religiously-sanctioned First Crusade, while successful in defeating Muslim forces in Anatolia and the Holy Land, was very costly in terms of casualties. Not only was there a huge loss of lives on both sides, but the horrible offenses committed by enraged Christians against Jews, Muslims, and even members of the “schismatic” Eastern church will always be a bloody stain on the pages of church history.