Monday, December 04, 2006

Steve Irwin

Steve Irwin with family

Steve Irwin - wild animals expert

Steve Irwin was born on February 22. 1962, in Essendon, Victoria, Australia. He was mixed TV entertainer and wildlife expert. Almost everyone in the World know about Irvin's "The Crocodile Hunter", TV series he made with his wife Terri. Animal Planet presented that famous documentary series about life in jungle, swamp, wild rivers, ... And lots of networks wide republished show for people. Steve Irwin had no any scientific degree but he knew about wild animals very, very much. Sometimes lots more that some scientists. He worked in Australia Zoo at start, where he felled in love with crocodiles . In 1991, Steve and his wife Terri spend part of their honey-moon with crocodiles filming them. In 1992 they produced "The Crocodile Hunter" first time, and 1996. Animal Planet decided to air that fabulous TV show, and people in more than 200 countries around the World had a chance to watch it. Stewe Irwin was very enthusiastic and had no fear of crocodiles, snakes, spiders and other creatures filming them. Although, danger was there in every show. He become so famous, "South Park" and "The Simpsons" wad some parodies on his Crocodile Hunter in some episodes.

On September 4, 2006, Snorkeling near a stingray, Steve was pierced in the chest by its barb, which hit his heart and he died.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Helene Grimaud - wolf woman

Helene Grimaud is a French pianist with one more big passion besides music. Wolves. She fallen in love with wolves back in 1991. in Florida, when she took her friends dog in a walk, and meet wolf. In fact, that was part she-wolf, part dog, but there was chemistry between Helene and that part-wolf.

Wolf Conservation Center

In 1999. Helene Grimaud and J. Henry Fair, her companion in that time, opened "The Wolf Conservation Center". That educational facility is placed in South Salem, New York. To be more precisely, about 80 km from Manhattan. Wolf Center is 12 hectares big, and 17 wolves live in it. 13 wolves are shielded from public, living in real nature and preparing to be returned into wild nature. 4 wolves are just like pets there. They are socialized, and they are on view to public.
At first year, Wolf Conservation Center had about 500 visitors, but last year we could see real popularity of it. About 20.000 people came to visit wolves in Center. Helene is so proud on it.

Helene Grimaud picture

And just a little about Helene - pianist. In 2006, she played concerts with concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, St Petersburg Philharmonic, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra and many others. Like she said, music and wolves are her life and salvation.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Mikael Genberg - fun artist

Mikael fun artist

Mikael Genberg is a Swedish artist and sculptor with very interesting and unusual ideas. He designs hotels, cafes and other buildings on fun way. He is trying to mix usability and fun on original way.

Woodpecker Hotel

woodpecker interesting hotel

This unusual hotel, opened in 1998, is placed on oak tree, in city park, Vasaparken, Sweden. Hotel is 13 meters above the ground and guests must climb up with rope ladder to their room. In fact, there is only one room with one bed, so hotel is prepare for one guest in a time. Two guests are welcome, too if they don't mind share a bed. Meals are served to guests via a basket attached to a fun pulley. Woodpecker Hotel have bedroom, kitchen, veranda with hammock and a toilet. Place is interesting to tourists, so it's quite popular during the summer.

Utter Inn

Utter Inn

Another interesting hotel design of Mikael Genberg, made in year 2000. Utter Inn is placed on the Lake Mälaren in Västerås, Sweden. Hotel have two parts. One, above water and another under water. On water is little red house, where visitors can look at the lake, drink coffee and enjoy the sightsee. Three meters underwater is room for sleeping (if you can sleep in that conditions), with hard glass windows, so you will feel like you are in aquarium. Feel of adventure will make your adrenaline high, that's for shore. The guests starts the tour at the port of Vasteras. They will be taken the 1 km out on the lake Malaren with a boat. There guests shall get instructions and then they are left alone.

Cafe Koala

caffe koala for brave and weird

Since there are lots of coffee drinkers in Sweden, Mikael come to another fun idea. He made "Cafe Koala", cafe for eight brave guests. Tables and chairs are placed five meters above ground and you will have to climb up ladders first. You will get your coffee in a basket which is winched up by a rope.

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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Al Yeganeh, The Soup man

funny soup man
Did you watched The Soup Nazi episode from Seinfeld, TV show? Thom Barry was the souper, man who owns the unusual soup place. Costumers must stay in line, without making any sounds except order a soup when it's their turn. If the say something in line, or make some unwanted move, The soup man says: "No soup for you! Get out of my place!"

Well, Jerry Seinfeld came to idea by real place - Soup Kitchen International and "Original Soup Man", Iranian Al Yeganeh. Al Yeganeh founded the company in 1984 in New York City . Now, he have restaurants all over the USA. And he have some rules, like "the soup man" in Seinfeld.

Rules for costumers are:
- The line must be kept moving!
- Pick the soup you want
- Have your money ready
- Move to the extreme left after ordering

He have rules for press, too:
- No tabloids
- No "N" word
- No personal questions
- No follow up questions
- Only some of the questions emailed may be answered
- Method and timing of interviews by Al's discretion.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Vlad Tepes Dracula

Drakula Tepes

Vlad Tepes, known also as Drakula, Dracula or Drăculea.
He was son of Vlad II Dracul, voivode of Wallachia (1390 - 1447). Vlad Tepes Dracula was born at the and of 1431, in the fortress of Sighisoara, Romania. More precisely in Transylvania. They say he was a member of "Order of the Dragon", something like "Knights of the Hospital of St. John" at the west. "Dracul" in Romanian language, means "Dragon". Their goal was to protect Christians from Turks. Drakula became known for his brutal punishment techniques. He often ordered people to be decapitated, skinned, hanged, boiled, blinded, strangled, burned, nailed, buried alive, cut off noses, ears, ... He was particularly known throughout his land for his fierce insistence on honesty and order. Almost any crime, from stealing and lying to killing, would be punished by impalement.

One of the first movies about Dracula was Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens , ("Terror of Dracula") in 1922, with Max Schreck playing Graf Orlok.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Papadizi video messages

This is Papadizi, and he published his dramatic video message. He will kill himself if he don't find American woman in 30 days.

Papadizi is Greek shepherd, he lives in mountines and have very healthy life. He is also man of honor. Papadizi made a list of American woman who are invited to contact him. And that list is: Cameron Diaz, Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears, Uma Thurman, Madonna, Julia Roberts and Gwyneth Paltrow. Here is his fun video with that list.

papadizi is very sad. He is afraid he can be last Papadizi if he don't find woman and make baby. He have the message for all american woman: "Don't forget Papadizi! Please come and sleep with me. Why? Because Papadizi is very romantic. I am better that mister George Clooney. Better than Brad Pitt. Better than the great American actor, mister Arnold Schwarzenegger." Maybe you think that's funny? But not for Papadizi.

In this video Papadizi is showing us Playboy with women without honor and without recpect. He asked Mr Hugh Hefner - what is he doing? Why Playboy is bad boy? But Papadizi will forget him that, if he find him American woman. But one with clothes. Not naked.

More about Aleksandros Papadizi on his Youtube profile .