Friday, March 30, 2012

Top 10 Coolest Men in Hollywood Movies

This is a list of male actors who are just outright cool. The actors were all picked from modern movies and they all have one thing in common: they have played the coolest people on film. From cool to coolest, here is the list:
10. Pierce Brosnan
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54 year old Pierce Brosnan was born in Ireland. He first shot to fame playing Remington Steele in the television series of the same name. Before his contract on the show was up, he was offered the role of James Bond in an up and coming film, but he was unable to break his contract. The suave actor finally played the role of Bond in Goldeneye, and he played Bond for a further four films (the last being Die Another Day). In 2004, Brosnan was voted “Best Dressed Environmentalist”.

9. Jack Nicholson
70 yo Jack Nicholson is probably best known for his role in Stephen King’s The Shining in which he plays Jack Torrance, a writer who moves with his family to a hotel which is shut for the winter. While he is there he goes insane due to ghosts in the house. If you haven’t seen this film – you absolutely have to. It is one of the best thrillers ever made (probably because it is directed by Kubrick). Nicholson has been nominated for 12 Academy awards and has won three. He is considered to be one of the greatest actors of all time. It is alleged that he has had sex with over 2,000 women.
8. Brad Pitt
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43 year old Brad Pitt made it to this list because of one film: The Fight Club. Pitt plays an incredibly cool guy living in an abandoned house. In his spare time he makes soap from fat stolen from a liposuction clinic – so he can (ironically) sell the rich women their fat back. Another reason that Pitt is cool is that he is predicted to play the role of John Galt (the hero) in an upcoming trilogy of films aiming to bring Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged to the screen. His wife, Angelina Jolie is already signed to play the part of Dagny Taggart.
7. Johnny Depp
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44 year old Johnny Depp is well known for a diverse range of films, from dark movies like From Hell, and Sleepy Hollow, to childrens films like the Pirates of the Carribean and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Depp is a very diverse actor who spends half of him time living in France and the other half in the United States. He part owns a restaurant in Paris with Sean Penn, John Malkovich, and Mick Hucknall. He also plays the guitar and is very good friends with Marilyn Manson.
6. John Travolta
53 year old Travolta shot to fame with his dance moves and singing in the 1970s through films such as Grease and Saturday Night Fever. After a series of flops in the 80s (following his last hit film Urban Cowboy), Travolta’s career had a downturn. Fortunately, in the 90s he made a comeback with his role as Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction (the reason he is on this list). He was nominated for an Academy Award and he returned to the A-list. The only unfortunate aspect of John Travolta which keeps him lower down the list than he could be,
5. Edward Norton
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37 year old Edward Norton is on this list for two reasons: American History X, and Fight Club. For both of these films Norton went from a puny whiny actor to a buff muscleman. He exuded hatred in American History X (which has one of the most gruesome scenes in a modern film – think sidewalk and teeth) in which he played a white supremacist. In the fight club he plays the alter-ego of Brad Pitt’s character and lives with him in the abandoned house. Norton refuses to embrace his celebrity status and he contributes to many charitable organisations, both money and time.
4. Christian Bale
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33 year old Christian Bale was born in Wales, Great Britain. He has an incredible cult status on the internet and in 2007 IMDB users voted him their favourite actor ages under 40. For his role in the Machinists, Bale lost sixty pounds (27 kilograms) taking his weight down to 120 lbs (54 kilograms). Bale is most well known for his roles in American Psycho and Batman Begins where his part saw the Batman Franchise take a turn toward a much darker side. The film was an enormous hit and he will reprise his role in 2008 in The Dark Knight. If he fulfils his contractual obligation to play the role for a third time, he will be the first actor to play Batman in three films.
3. Samuel L. Jackson
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58 year old Samuel Jackson makes this list for his character in Pulp Fiction. In the film he played Jules Winnfield. His character has some classic quotes such as: “Yolanda, I thought you said you were gonna be cool. Now when you yell at me, it makes me nervous. And when I get nervous, I get scared. And when motherfuckers get scared, that’s when motherfuckers accidentally get shot.” Jackson also appeared in two of the new Starwars films and a variety of other films in which he often plays a gangster. Jackson is bald in real life and usually wears wigs in films. He is an avid golfer.
2. Vinnie Jones
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Before you start reading, check out this picture. 42 year old Vinnie is the guy in front. Onscreen and off, Vinnie Jones takes no prisoners! That photo is taken from when he played Soccer for Wimbledon (they won the FA cup in 1988). Vinnie was born in Watford, London and is well known for his intimidating demeanour on screen. He has stared in films such as Lock, Stock and two smoking barrels, and Snatch. in 2006 he played Juggernaut in X Men: The Last Stand. Unfortunately Vinnie has had some difficulties with the law: in 2003 he was convicted of Air Rage and in 1998 was convicted of assaulting his neighbour. In 2005, he became president of the Hertfordshire Agricultural Society.
1. Bruce Willis
Two words: Die Hard. For that reason alone 52 year old German-born Bruce Willis takes top spot. However, Willis has starred in an enormous number of highly popular films such as Sin City, Lucky Number Slevin, The Sixth Sense, and The Fifth Element. Willis was married to Demi Moore for thirteen years. Bruce is the ninth highest grossing movie star of all time. He is known as a keen supporter of the US military and is has been very public in his belief of various conspiracy theories and political views. On April 29, 2007 during a live broadcast of a Nets home playoff game vs. the Toronto Raptors on TSN Willis caused a furore by quoting a catch phrase from his Die Hard films, “Yipee-ki-yay motherfucker”.
That is the list! If you don’t agree with my selection, tell me about it in the comments.

10 Interesting Places to Visit with Google Earth

There can be little doubt that technology has changed they way we see our world, and Google Earth is a perfect example. This wonderful tool can be downloaded free of charge from and lets you see the world as never before, zooming about the globe at will. But there’s a lot more that Google Earth can do besides just show you your house (and who hasn’t looked up their house on Google Earth)? So here are 10 interesting places to visit using Google Earth. I provide the coordinates for each location, and you need only plug them into the search box and hit Enter to be taken directly to the spot. These are in no particular order.
One other note, you may wish to turn off the Geographic Web layer in the sidebar (if you have it turned on). Otherwise, for a couple of these sites, all you will see are little blue boxes representing pictures that have been submitted. While these can be very enjoyable, if you’re trying to view the sights, they can be obstructive.
There are, of course, many more interesting sights to be seen through Google Earth, and is reception for this list is good, I’ll do another for you, showcasing some more famous locations.

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On August 27, 1883, after several weeks of rumbling and threatening (accompanied by lesser eruptions), the island of Krakatoa literally exploded in a series of four volcanic eruptions. The explosions were so powerful that they were heard clearly some 3,000 miles away, global weather patterns were disrupted for years to come, and the shockwave circled the globe seven times! Since then, the island has grown up again and is now known as Anak Krakatau (Son of Krakatau). It remains volcanically active and has been steadily growing larger since the 1950′s. Can it be much longer, then, before another Krakatoa? Only time will tell.

Meteor Crater
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About 43 miles east of Flagstaff, AZ lies a crater some 4,000 feet in diameter and 570 feet deep. It was created about 40,000 years ago, probably by a meteor roughly 54 yards wide. Discovered in the late 1800s, the crater was originally thought to have been the site of a volcanic eruption, but in 1903, Daniel Barringer, a mining engineer and businessman, voiced the opinion that it had been the result of a meteorite impact. On August 8, 1964, Capt. John L. Kidd of American Airlines and another pilot, Gary Chapin, crash-landed in the crater in a Cessna 150. They had intended to fly over the crater but experienced a loss of lift and found themselves trapped within. They circled the crater until they ran out of fuel and crash-landed. Both pilots survived, and the remnants of their plane can be viewed even today.

Vredefort Crater
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As long as we’re discussing meteor craters, you might want to go and check out the largest verified impact crater on Earth, located in South Africa. You’ll need to zoom out a little to really appreciate it, though. Created by an asteroid suspected to be some 6 miles wide, this crater has a diameter of as much as 186 miles! The age of the crater is estimated at more than 2 billion years.

Great Pyramid of Giza
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The only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid at Giza was constructed sometime in the 23rd century BC. The Pyramids were constructed to house the earthly remains of the great Pharaohs of Egypt and their arrangement could well be a representation of the “Belt of Orion.” From the central pyramid, if you truck just a little to the southeast, you can also plainly see the Great Sphinx.

Burj Khalifa
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Burj Khalifa, formerly known as Burj Dubai, is the tallest man-made structure in the world, towering over the landscape at an impressive 2,717 feet. Though it is difficult to see the actual building itself on Google Earth, the monstrous shadow that it casts is plainly visible. The building currently holds no less than 14 world records, including the tallest man-made structure, the world’s fastest elevator (40 mph), and the worlds highest swimming pool (on the 76th floor). The cost was a trifling $1.5 billion (U.S.).

Sydney Opera House
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Conceived and largely built by Jørn Utzon, the Sydney Opera House was completed in 1973 (construction began in 1959) at a cost of $102 million. The Concert Hall seats 2,678 individuals and houses the Sydney Opera House Great Organ, the largest mechanical tracker action organ in the world, with over 10,000 pipes. The Opera Theater seats 1,507, the Drama Theater 544, and the Playhouse (an end-stage theater) seats 398. In addition, the Studio and the Utzon Room offer flexible seating of up to 400 and 210, respectively.

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Believed to have been erected around 2500 BC, Stonehenge is known to have been used as a burial ground by Bronze Age cultures living in the region. Beyond that, not much is known for certain. As the people who constructed it left no written records, there is much speculation on it’s function, some of it quite colorful. The most commonly accepted theories are that it served as a primitive observatory, or perhaps a worship site. On Google Earth, the Heelstone is visible to the northeast of the structure, just beside the road, while the remnants of two other henges are visible to the southwest.

The Spring Temple Buddha
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The Spring Temple Buddha is the tallest statue in the world, at 502 feet (when considering the building upon which it sits). It was completed in 2002, at a cost of $55 million and depicts Vairocana Buddha, seen as the embodiment of Emptiness (shunyata). Until their destruction by the Taliban in 2001, the Buddhas of Bamyan were considered to be the largest standing Buddhas in the world. Plans for construction of the Spring Temple Buddha were announced shortly after their destruction.

Christ the Redeemer
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The 130-foot tall statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, stands atop the peak of the Corcovado Mountains, overlooking the city. Construction began in 1922 and was completed in 1931. As of July 2007, it is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. In October 2006, on the statue’s 75th anniversary, Archbishop of Rio Cardinal Eusebio Oscar Scheid consecrated a chapel (named for the patron saint of Brazil—Nossa Senhora Aparecida, or “Our Lady of the Apparition,”) under the statue. This allows Catholics to hold baptisms and weddings there.

Statue of Liberty
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Last, but certainly by no means least, our journey brings us to the Statue of Liberty, which proudly stands in New York Harbor. A gift from France in the year 1886, Liberty stands 151 ft tall, or 305 ft. if the height of the pedestal is included. The statue’s official title is Liberty Enlightening the World, and of the several million visitors each year, one can only wonder how many notice the broken shackles at her feet, or the inscription on the book she carries; July IV MDCCLXXVI. The statue is sheathed in pure copper, over a steel framework, and is one of the most recognizable icons of the United States. From 1886 to 1902, the statue’s torch functioned as a lighthouse, but this was abandoned after discovering that it had a tendency to fatally disorient birds. Though age has tarnished the copper to a bright blue-green hue, one can imagine the incredible glow the statue might have originally had, the sun reflecting off the copper.

2013 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

The 2013 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe is a new four door addition to the BMW 6-series group that effectively combines the design, driving dynamics and sleek proportions of the previous 6-series Coupe and provides drivers with the added benefit of being able to provide the space and amenities to seat 5 people comfortably.
The new 6-Series Gran Coupe has the ability to satisfy a driver's need for having a car that is stylish, sporty and luxurious but also the need to be able to seat several adults comfortably. Three Gran Coupe models will be available; 640i is the first, 650i and 650i xDrive will join the line later this year.
The new 6-Series Gran Coupe is approximately 4.4 inches longer than the 2-door sibling, at 197 inches. Most of this added space has been used to increase the amount of comfort for rear passengers. There's also an increase in wheelbase length (of 4.5 inches) which provides us with a fresh design take on the classic proportions of the BMW look. The 6-Series luggage compartment has also been increased; the trunk is now capable of holding 460 liters of luggage space
Other features that make the new BMW 6-series model stand out from other cars are the Connected Drive system and mobility services on offer. Rear-view camera, BMW night vision technology that includes pedestrian recognition technology, surround view camera, blind spot detection and lane departure warnings are just some of the items that have been added to the next generation of BMW Head-Up display systems.
Along with the addition of numerous infotainment and mobility services, the improvement of BMW space and design, the engine in the new Gran Coupe has also been modified to improve driving pleasure. Fine-tuning was performed by BMW's engineer’s means that additional performance has been extracted without compromising fuel efficiency of the car.
The 6-cylinder N55 engine is effortlessly powerful and delivers a high level of performance - the 3.0 liter engine is capable of 315HP at 5-6000rpm. The new sporty looking Gran Coupe is capable of accelerating from 0-100km in just 5.4 seconds!
It turns out that the new 6-series has a lot to offer: great power and performance, a high level of comfort, a fresh new design and a whole lot more space for drivers to utilize!


General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: $76,000.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.5 gallons (37854 liters) Miles Per Gallon: NA city / NA hwy
Length: 197 in. (500 cm) Wheel Base: 116.8 in. (296.8 cm)
Height: 54.8 in. (139 cm) Width: 74.6 in. (189 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 16.2 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Engine: TwinPower Turbo Inline-6 Displacement: 2979 cc
Horsepower: 315 HP Max RPM: 5800 RPM
Torque: 330 lb-ft @ 1300-4500 rpm Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph: 5.4 seconds Maximum Speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)

2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible

The British car maker Jaguar unveiled the XKR-S Convertible at the Los Angeles Auto Show last November 17, 2011. Dubbed as the fastest convertible sports car made by Jaguar, Global Brand Director Adrian Hallmark states that it represents the pinnacle of performance as well as glamour in motoring.

The Jaguar XKR-S Convertibles is powered by 5.0 liter V-8 engine, generating 550 horsepower with 502 lb-ft of torque; an 8% increase in power and a 9% increase in torque as compared to Jaguar XKR, connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. It can propel up to 60mph in about 4.2 seconds, with the top speed reaching up to 186mph.
Exterior & Interior
The exterior design of the XKR-S Convertible has a revised frontage with wider air intake, twin side nacelles, carbon fiber splitter, and a carbon-fiber-inlayed rear wing. The revised front and rear area suspension system includes an upgraded aluminum steering knuckle located at the front double wishbone suspension to increase the stiffness of camber by 23% to provide better steering accuracy.
An upgraded Active Differential is included to lessen steering sensitivity when driving at a very high speed. These improvements are designed to enhance stability and reduce lift. This model is mounted on 20-inch Vulcan alloy wheels with Pirelli P Zero tires, and is 0.4 inch lower than the previous XKR Convertible model. The XKR-S interior is leather-trimmed and features 16-way performance seats, a leather-wrapped three-spoke heated steering wheel, and stainless-steel pedals.
The Jaguar XKR-S Convertible is priced comparably, but the limited 25 units bound to the US are said to be already sold out.


General Info
Vehicle Type: Convertible Base Price: $138,000.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16 gallons (60.5 liters) Miles Per Gallon: 15 city / 22 hwy
Length: 188.7 in. (479.4 cm) Wheel Base: 108.3 in. (275 cm)
Height: 52.3 in. (132.9 cm) Width: 74.5 in. (189 cm)
Curb Weight: 4079 lbs (1850 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 11.1 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Engine: Supercharged V8 Displacement: 5.0 Liter
Horsepower: 550 HP Max RPM: 6000-6500 RPM
Torque: 502 lb-ft @ 2500-5500 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph: 4.6 seconds Maximum Speed: 186 mph (299 km/h)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Worlds Craziest Stunts

Worlds Smallest Teenager with Worlds Biggest Biceps

Pint-sized Khagendra Thapa Magar is within reach of becoming the world's shortest man - as long as he doesn't suddenly have a growth spurt in the next two weeks.

At 22 inches, he is currently the shortest teenager on the planet.

But as soon as he turns 18 on October 14, he will be eligible to take on the title of the world's shortest adult male.

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