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Category archives: Celebrity

“Adwaita” the Aldabra Giant Tortoise – 256 years old

Adwaita (meaning “one and only” in Sanskrit) (c. 1750 – 23 March 2006) was the name of a 250 kg (550 pound) male Aldabra giant tortoise in the Alipore Zoological Gardens of Kolkata, India. He was amongst the longest-living animals in the world and is believed to be the oldest known tortoise on record. According to the BBC, historical records show he was a pet of British general Robert Clive […]

102-year-old woman BASE jumps off popular Idaho bridge to celebrate birthday

A 102-year-old Idaho woman celebrated her birthday in quite unconventional fashion — by BASE jumping off the state’s Perrine Bridge. Dorothy Custer, who celebrated her 101st birthday by zip-lining in Idaho’s Snake River Canyon, marked her May 30 birthday by leaping off the 586-foot-high span in a tandem jump with professional BASE jumper Sean Chuman. Custer originally wanted a “calm” celebration, but her relatives suggested otherwise. “I was thinking of […]

Sri Srinavasan may become first Indian American US Supreme Court judge

A Stanford graduate with Bay Area ties reached one of the highest levels of U.S. law on Thursday. The U.S. Senate confirmed Sri Srinivasan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Srinivasan is the first nominee to that important Circuit Court to win confirmation. Because that court considers legal challenges to executive actions by the President — such as environmental or health regulations — it’s considered a […]

Israeli airport sorts passengers with ‘Jewish stickers’ and ‘Arab stickers’

This shocking story– of yet another “huge humiliation” of a non-Jew at Ben Gurion airport– was posted by Mira Awad, an Israeli Palestinian singer, on her Facebook page, in Hebrew, today. Ami Kaufman at +972 provided a translation of the entry, and notes that Awad is a celebrity in Israel. Awad in translation: So, I was checked at the airport, they asked the questions, put the stickers on, and I […]

Former Black Panther Assata Shakur Added to FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List

The FBI added Assata Shakur to its Most Wanted Terrorist List today. In addition, the state of New Jersey announced it was adding $1 million to the FBI’s $1 million reward for her capture. Shakur becomes the first woman ever to make the list and only the second domestic terrorist to be added to the list. Assata Shakur, the former Joanne Chesimard, was a member of the Black Panther Party […]

Scarred for life, minor burns herself to death

As 15-year-old Fatima breathed her last late on Wednesday night, all those who had known her could not hold back their tears. The young girl was the life of the chaali where she lived. She had suffered enough in life, but the last thing that the residents of the chaali would have imagined was her committing suicide. Her only grouse was that all the attention and protests happened only when […]

Amanda Knox Interview: Seattle Student Says She Wants The Truth To Come Out About Kercher Murder

SEATTLE — Amanda Knox says in an interview that what happened to her was “surreal but it could have happened to anyone.” The Seattle native told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer in an interview airing Tuesday night that “I want the truth to come out. I’d like to be reconsidered as a person.” In March, Italy’s highest criminal court overturned Knox’s acquittal in the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher […]

Sarabjit Singh dies in Lahore, Pakistan agrees to send body back

Lahore: Sarabjit Singh, the Indian who was attacked in a prison in Pakistan where he spent 22 years after being convicted of terrorism, died early this morning at a Lahore hospital after a cardiac arrest. Pakistan has agreed to India’s request that his body be sent back for last rites. The 49-year-old was admitted at Lahore’s Jinnah hospital on Friday with severe brain injuries after a group of inmates hit him […]

Meet the World's Biggest Rabbit!

Meet the World’s Biggest Rabbit! This rabbit’s name is Herman and he lives with his owner, Hans Wagner, in Berlin, Germany. German Giants are domestic rabbits. They do not exist in the wild and can live as long as 12 years. Herman can eat a bale of hay per week. He weighs in at 22 pounds and measures a little over 3 feet. Please follow and like us:

Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev's last call to his mother

After last week’s Boston Marathon bombings, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva phoned her son Tamerlan in Massachusetts to make sure he was safe. “Mama, why are you worrying?” Tamerlan replied from Boston, laughing. Days later, it was the son who phoned his mother. The two, in recent years, had shared a powerful transformation to a more intense brand of Islam. “The police, they have started shooting at us, they are chasing us,” Mrs. […]