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World's Billionaires 2008

Recent survey by Forbes for The World's Billionaires 2008 that was held on 3 May 2008. [TABLE=6] According to the Forbes, Mark Zuckerberg 23 years old the founder of social networking site Facebook is the world?s youngest US billionaire. Worth 1.5 billion dollars, he has secured the 785th rank. Mmm.. why didn?t I think of Facebook first..

World's smallest school

Li Yongchun, 61, has been teaching at the school in Dasu village, Longjing region for over 25 years. The one child, one teacher school in China /Lu Feng He explained: "At first, the school had more than 400 students, but in the '90s, more and more families migrated from the mountain village to make a living ...

Call for boycott of Dutch products

Malaysian former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad has called for a boycott of Netherlands products for screening a film that criticized the Holy Quran. However, in order to be effective, all 1.3 billion Muslims in the world must unite in the boycott and put the interest of Islam and Muslims over that of individual needs. ...

Amazing Scary Holes on Earth

The sheer scale of these holes reminds you of just how tiny you are. Kimberley big hole - South Africa A glory hole is used when a dam is at full capacity and water needs to be drained from the reservoir. This is the glory hole belonging to Monticello dam in California and it's the largest in ...

The Door to Hell

This place in Uzbekistan is called by locals "The Door to Hell". It is situated near the small town of Darvaz. The story of this place lasts already for 35 years. Once the geologists were drilling for gas. Then suddenly during the drilling they have found an underground cavern, it was so big that all ...

The Use of Indelible Ink

Guyana voting process In the voting process, electors will be required to dip the first joint of their right index fingers in indelible ink. In the past, some persons had claimed to be able to completely wash off the indelible ink from their fingers. This will not be possible at the 2006 elections because the ...

2008 is a leap year

A leap year is a year in which an extra day is added to the calendar in order to synchronize it with the seasons. 2008 is a leap year, which means that it has 366 days instead of the usual 365 days that an ordinary year has. An extra day is added, February 29, which ...

Would Bangkok really sink?

Bangkok is one of 13 large cities at risk of being swamped as sea levels rise in the coming decades, according to the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change held in Khun Samut Chin. The cities include Dhaka in Bangladesh, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Jakarta in Indonesia, Shanghai and Tianjin in China, Mumbai and Kolkata ...

Guinness Book of World Records For Man Hit By Car

In 2001, Matthew McKnight the volunteer firefighter stopped at Interstate 376 in Monroeville, to help out the victims of an accident. While trying to help the victim, he was then hit by a car and thrown in the air for 118 feet. The funny thing is, the distance entitled him to a world record ...