Monday, September 28, 2009

Man Marries 4 Brides at same Ceremony


It is reported that a South African man recently married four women at the same marriage ceremony. Milton Mbhele, the 44-year-old groom, showed up for his wedding in Weenen, near Ladysmith, in a white limousine - with four brides. The brides wore white gowns, and each received rings and a kiss from the groom at a ceremony attended by hundreds of people.



Ever heard of something like this? Though it sounds strange, in South Africa polygamous marriages are common among several tribes. In fact, the South African law permits polygamous marriages.


Milton Mbhele, who is a municipal manager in Indaka, said the joint celebration saved money by combining the festivities. Interestingly, he has already been married to Thobile Vilakazi for 12 years and has 11 children. Now his wives are planning to live separately and he will visit them in rotation!


via Daily Telegraph

Friday, September 25, 2009

World's Largest Paintbrush


Chinese artist He Wenjun recently built a record breaking 12 ft long paintbrush create traditional calligraphy in a special exhibition in Nanchong, southern China. Take a look at the picture.


Wenjun built the massive 115lb paintbrush himself using hair from the tails of 300 horses. It took Wenjun a year to build the record breaking painbrush and nearly another year to learn how to control it. The paintbrush is so massive that it can soak up more than 100lbs of ink.


"I am very proud to be the new Guinness record holder," Wenjun said.


Wenjun recently showed off his mastery of the giant paintbrush by successfully creating a giant 'dragon' character on a huge sheet of cloth.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Chubby : The Two-and-a-half Stone Cat


A Chinese man believes his two-and-a-half stone (more than 15 kg) cat could be the heaviest in the world. Xu Jirong, of Qingdao, in northern China's Shandong province, says the cat, named Chubby, has a 27ins waist and gains more than two pounds every year.



Chubby prefers pork to fish and can swallow down four or five pieces of raw pork within minutes. That is probably the secret of her above normal weight gain. What you say? Take a look at her picture.