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World's hairiest girl

An eleven-year-old from Bangkok has received the coveted title of "world's hairiest girl".

Most eleven year old girls are proud of full heads of hair. For Supatra Sasuphan of Bangkok, Thailand, however, that hasn't until recently been the case. Sasuphan suffers (or benefits) from a genetic disorder that produces excessive hair growth on her back, legs, arms and - most noticably - face. Classmates would make often make fun of the child, calling her "monkey face" and "wolf girl". Fortunately the tables were turned when she was named by Guiness World Records as the World's Hairiest Girl. "I'm very happy to be in the Guinness World Records! A lot of people have to do a lot to get in. All I did was answer a few questions and then they gave it to me," said Sasuphan. She also reports that the bullying has subsided and her new title has made her "extremely popular at school."





Baby named after entire football team

Amanda and Stephen Preston decided to name their son after the names of an entire football team.

The Burnley supporters decided to name their son Jensen Jay Alexander Bikey Carlisle Duff Elliot Fox Iwelumo Marney Mears Paterson Thompson Wallace Preston. "We had already decided to call him Jensen as he is Amanda's favourite player, but we couldn't decide on a middle name so we thought why not go for the whole team," says Stephen.


Source www.dailymail.co.uk



Top 10 most expensive football transfers

1. Christiano Ronaldo £80m from Manchester United to Real Madrid.

Real Madrid look to have blown the current transfer record for a footballer out of the water after having an £80m bid for Cristiano Ronaldo accepted by Man United.

2. Kaka £59m - from AC Milan to Real Madrid

Until Real came in for Ronaldo, their reported £59m bid for Kaka looked like it was going to be the new world record benchmark for a transfer fee. Kaka said he was moving 'for AC Milan'. Course he is.

3. Zinedine Zidane £46.7million - from Juventus to Real Madrid in 2001

Following the controversial arrival of Luis Figo in the Spanish capital a year before, Real president Florentino Perez continued his now infamous Galacticos project with the capture of the then FIFA World Player of the Year Zinedine Zidane from Italian giants Juventus for a fee that stood as the world record until Kaka's deal.

4. Luis Figo £37million - from Barca to Real in 2000
Perez was elected Real president in the summer of 2000 on the back of his promise to do the unthinkable and bring the star player from arch-rivals Barcelona to the Bernabeu. Upon appointment he was true to his word, breaking the world transfer record by signing Luis Figo for £37million.

5. Hernan Crespo £35.7million - from Parma to Lazio in 2000

In the summer of 2000 Sven-Goran Eriksson's Lazio were Serie A champions and flush with cash following the sale of Christian Vieri to Inter Milan a year before for a then world-record fee. They spent £35.7million of their money on Parma's Hernan Crespo, who finished top scorer in the league in his first season in Rome but was unable to help the club defend their Scudetto and also left for Inter in 2002.

6. Robinho £32.5million - Real Madrid to Manchester City in 2008

Having been taken over by the super-rich Abu Dhabi investment group on the final day of the 2008 summer transfer window, the new owners of Manchester City made a signal of their intent by beating Chelsea to the signing of unsettled Brazilian star Robinho from Real Madrid in a Premier League record deal worth £32.5million.

7. Gianluigi Buffon £32million - Parma to Juventus in 2001

With Parma selling off all their best players Italian giants Juventus pipped Roma to the signing of Azzurri No.1 Gianluigi Buffon for £32million - a figure which remains a world record sum for a goalkeeper.

8. Christian Vieri £32million - Inter Milan to Lazio in 1999

9. Andrei Shevchenko £30.8million - AC Milan to Chelsea in 2006

During the summer of 2005, there were persistent reports that Roman Abramovich offered a record sum of €75.2 million and striker Hernán Crespo to Milan in exchange for Shevchenko. Milan refused the monetary offer but took Crespo on loan. Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon was quoted as saying, "I think Shevchenko is the type of player we would like. At the end of the day to improve what we have got, it has to be a great player and Shevchenko certainly comes into that class." Shevchenko cited that the persistence of Abramovich was a key factor in his move.

10. Dimitar Berbatov £30.75million - Tottenham Hotspur to Manchester United in 2008

Berbatov moved to Manchester United on 1 September 2008, costing the club £30.75 million and signing a four-year contract.Tottenham had also accepted a bid from Manchester City, but Berbatov claimed after signing for United that he "would not even have thought about Manchester City".Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger, meanwhile, accused Tottenham of having used the complaint to the Premier League to negotiate a higher price for Berbatov from Manchester United.


Source metro.co.uk



Bhutan the Land of the Thunder Dragon

Although it measures only 110 miles from the north to south and 200 from east to west, Bhutan - called by its people Druk Yul, "the Land of the Thunder Dragon" -- is home to a remarkable variety of climates and ecosystems. Essentially, the country is divided into three major land regions: plains and river valleys in the south; a mid-Himalayan (5,000 to 14,000 ft. high) area north of the valleys; and the mountainous lands in the Himalayas, which range from 14,000 to 24,000 ft. above sea level.











Hippies

The hippie is the one who embraces life to the fullest. Promotes peace, love and happiness, but sure as hell sticks up for what they believe in. Anyone can be a hippie, not just that dirty dread-locked tie-dyed pothead with the dead shirt on.

















The Burmese Giraffe Neck Women

The Burmese Giraffe Neck Women have a number less of 500 women. They are from a clan by female inheritance, the Kayan Lahwi synonymLong Necked Karen by some thousand members. They are from Padaung language synonym Kayan language and this language is spoken by about 50.000 persons.

There are three Kayan villages in Mae Hong Son province in Thailand. The largest is Huay Pu Keng, on the Pai river, close to the Thai Burma border. Huai Seau Tao is a commercial village opened in 1995. Many of the residents of Nai Soi Kayan Tayar moved into the Karenni refugee camp in September 2008, but a few families remain there.

Most of the Kayan people in Mae Hong Son are formerly from nine villages in Karenni State. The majority are from Rwan Khu and Daw Kee village. The people of Huay Pu Keng are mainly from Lay Mile village.

Women of the various Kayan tribes identify themselves by their different form of dress. The Kayan Lahwi tribe are the most renowned as they wear ornaments known as neck rings, brass coils that are placed around the neck. The women wearing these coils are known as giraffe women to tourists.These coils are first applied to young girls when they are around five years old.









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Pictures Of Tribes With Lip Plate

A lip plate, also known as a lip plug or lip disc, is a form of body modification. Increasingly larger discs (usually circular, and made from clay or wood) are inserted into a pierced hole in either the upper or lower lip, or both, thereby stretching it. The term labret (pronounced LAY-bret) denotes all kinds of pierced-lip ornaments, including plates and plugs.

Archeological evidence indicates that labrets have been independently invented no less than six times, in Kamchatka (8700 BC), Iran (6400 BC), the Balkans (5000 BC), Sudan (3700 BC), Mesoamerica (1500 BC), and Coastal Ecuador (500 BC). Today, the custom is maintained by a few groups in Africa and Amazonia. Some scholars have argued that in Africa, labret fashion boomed because slave traders refused to purchase slaves whose appearance was not considered "pristine" for the prospective buyers.













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