Friday, May 22, 2009

Boy puts 43 Snails on Face!


Take a look at snail covered face in the picture. This is Fin Keheler, a eleven-year-old boy from Sandy, Utah, who allowed 43 of the slimy mollusks to crawl on his face last Saturday. Why? Because Fin wanted to break the World Record for maximum number of snails placed on the face for 10 seconds.


The Guinness World Records website says the present record was set in 2007 for snails on the face for 10 seconds is eight. The boy says he has since learned the record was 36. On Saturday, Fin made three attempts. Sitting back in a reclining chair, snails gathered from neighbors' gardens were carefully placed on his face. Those that remained for at least 10 seconds were counted.


Now, Fin wants the Guinness World Records to verify his effort. His family is sending witness statements, video and media coverage to Guinness this week. Anyway this attempt proves that there are some people who can do anything and everything for name and fame. What you say?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Baby on 3000 Calories a Day Diet


How much calories a baby should intake per day? Around 1000 calories? But it is reported that a 16-months-old toddler in Britain who was born three months early is being fed 3,000 calories a day! Why? Because the baby is still 6lb under weight and she need to those extra calories to grow.



Baby Agatha Holloway was born via Caesarean section on new year’s eve 2007. But as she was born three months early, Agatha had some severe complications and almost died. The medical team at St George’s Hospital, south London, had managed to resuscitate her and put her on to a life support machine after birth.


Now Agatha's diet includes high-calorie prescription milk, clotted cream, full fat butter, high fat roasted meats and chocolates. Note that the 3000 calories per day mark is 500 calories more than the recommended daily intake for an adult person!