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75-year-old downloads movies in 2 seconds, fastest net connection in world.

In 2007, 21st century, amazing story, California, Crazy news, EU, europe, Odd News, science, Science & Technology, Sweden, technology, World News, Worlds most on July 19, 2007 at 3:02 am

 

Sweden may be ranked number one in The Economist Intelligence Units Index of Democracy (who would have guessed), but now it can lay claim to another big hand waving #1 honour.

75-year-old Swede Sigbritt Lothberg is the owner of “what is believed to be” the fastest residential internet uplink in the world.

She uses technology so fast that it can download a movie in just 2 seconds by allowing the sending of data between two routers placed up to 1,240 miles apart, without any transponders in between.

MSNBC.com reports:

 Hafsteinn Jonsson, head of the Karlstad city network unit and Lothberg’s son, Peter, worked together to install the connection.

“We wanted to show that that there are no limitations to Internet speed,” he said.

Peter Lothberg, who is a networking expert, said he wanted to demonstrate the new technology while providing a computer link for his mother.

“She’s a brand new Internet user,” Lothberg said by phone from California, where he lives. “She didn’t even have a computer before.”

His mother isn’t exactly making the most of her high-speed connection. She only uses it to read Web-based newspapers.

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Video: Hot Dog! Chestnut cracks the big one.

In 2007, amazing story, American News, animals, California, celebrity, citizenship, civilisation, comedy, crazy, Crazy news, dogs, entertainment, hot dog contest, Humans, Humour, Japan, joey chestnut, new york, Odd News, party, People, Places, sport, stunt, TV, United States, USA, World News, world record, Worlds most on July 5, 2007 at 2:13 pm

 

As The Crazy News reported last month the dual between Joey Chestnut of the United States and Takeru Kobayashi of Japan was hotting up.

Today the rivalry crescendoed as America celebrated Independence Day with the famous Nathan’s hotdog eating contest in New York.

The American food extraordinaire beat the reigning six time Japanese champion in a thriller, breaking a new record. The nut scoffed down 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes. That’s a rate of one dog every 10.9 seconds.

Kobayashi finished second with an amazing 63 hot dogs consumed, despite the fact that he was suffering from a jaw injury and a pulled wisdom tooth.

 Here’s the exciting video:

You really get the feeling that one day someone is going to die pushing the limits of food scoffing….

Politician puts dog on roof for 12 hour car trip, back in the 80’s

In 2007, 21st century, adult, adult film, Amature porn, amazing story, American News, animals, Art, beach babe, birds, Bush Whitehouse, California, celebrity, comedy, crazy, Crazy news, entertainment, farm, fashion, hollywood, hottie, Humour, Life, Mitt Romney, naked, nudists, Odd News, Pamela Anderson, People, PETA, pets, Places, politics, Porn stars, religion, republicans, sex, sex industry, sex scandal, Society, tits, Uncategorized, United States, USA, Whitehouse, World News on June 29, 2007 at 12:30 am

 

In American politics, if your running for office, particularly the Presidency, it appears anything you may or may not have done in the past is fare game. No matter how trivial or serious.

Mitt Romney is a former US State Governor and is now currently seeking the nomination for President from the Republican Party (the one George W. Bush belongs to).

About 25 years ago, on one of his many family road trip holidays, Romney decided it was a good idea to strap the family pet,  Seamus, to the car roof for a 12 hour journey from Massachusetts to Canada.

And now, a quater of a century later, animal rights activists are outraged.

Time Magazine reports:

Seamus protested in a scatological way, going to the bathroom on the roof of the car.

Animal rights activists said the tale seems a little cruel.

“It is commonsense that any dog who’s under extreme stress might show that stress by losing control of his bowels: that alone should have been sufficient indication that the dog was, basically, being tortured,” Time quoted Ingrid Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals as saying.

Newkirk said it was “a lesson in cruelty that was … wrong for [his children] to witness.”

So, next time you strap your pet dog to the roof of your car for the 12 hour trip, make sure youre not running for President 25 years later, otherwise you might get yourself into trouble.

Lesson learned.

Speaking of PETA.

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Hot Scoop: King does Paris, media go ga-ga!

In 2007, adult, adult film, adult industry, Amature porn, amazing story, American News, bikini, bird, California, celebrity, celebrity justice, Crazy news, drinking, drugs, entertainment, Fashion Industry, film, hilton, hollywood, hottie, jail, Justice, late night, lingerie, love, music, paris, paris hilton, party, People, porn, Porn stars, sex, sex industry, Society, Swim wear, TV, Uncategorized, USA, X rated on June 26, 2007 at 5:23 pm

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King of talk meets Queen of Celeb on CNN.

The Paris Hilton media circus was in full swing, with serious and soft journalists from around the world descending on Hollywood just to see one woman get out of jail.

Hundreds of photographers, camera and sound operators, reporters, bloggers and general losers bombarded her with questions, camera flashes, and general screaming as she walked a media gauntlet to greet her family in a large SUV outside the jailhouse where she spent the last few weeks.

Hilton stepped to freedom just after 12am local time.

Hilton left the media madness with a major convoy in toe, and TV networks across America went live with an OJ Simpson style news chopper chase as the Hiltons spent about 45 minutes on the road travelling to the Hollywood hills for a stay at the heavily fortified mansion of the Hilton grandparents.

Hilton’s stay cost taxpayers US$1,109.78 a day, more than 10 times the cost of housing inmates in the general population.

Paris will chat to TV talk show host Larry King in an interview sure to be one of CNN’s best rated in history.

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