joi, 29 noiembrie 2012

201 de tari


British man becomes first person to visit all 201 countries... WITHOUT using a plane

  • Graham Hughes, 33, used buses, taxis, trains and his own two feet to travel 160,000 miles in exactly 1,426 days - all on a shoestring of just $100 a week
  • Yesterday he trudged into Juba, the capital of South Sudan, to end the epic journey that began in his hometown of Liverpool on New Year's Day 2009
  • Spent four days 'in a leaky boat' to reach Cape Verde, was jailed for a week in Congo, and was 'saved from Muslim fundamentalists by a Filipino ladyboy'
  • His lowest point was when his sister, Nicole, died of cancer two years ago
  • He says: 'I think I wanted to show that the world is not some big, scary place, but in fact is full of people who want to help you'
If anything can be said about record-breaking globetrotter Graham Hughes, it's that - throughout his travels - he's always kept his feet firmly on the ground.
The 33-year-old adventurer, from Liverpool, has become the first person to visit all 201 countries in the world - without using a plane.
Hughes used buses, taxis, trains and his own two feet to travel 160,000 miles in exactly 1,426 days - all on a shoestring of just $100 a week.
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Finish line: Graham Hughes yesterday trudged into Juba, the capital of South Sudan, to end the epic four-year journey that began in his hometown of Liverpool on New Year's Day 2009
Finish line: Graham Hughes yesterday trudged into Juba, the capital of South Sudan, to end the epic four-year journey that began in his hometown of Liverpool on New Year's Day 2009
He spent four days 'crossing open ocean in a leaky boat' to reach Cape Verde, was jailed for a week in the Congo for being a 'spy', was arrested trying to 'sneak into' Russia and had to be 'rescued from Muslim fundamentalists by a Filipino ladyboy called Jenn'. 
And yesterday ended the epic four-year journey by crossing into Juba, the capital of South Sudan, which did not even exist when he set off from his hometown of Liverpool on New Year's Day 2009.
'I love travel, and I guess my reason for doing it was I wanted to see if this could be done, by one person traveling on a shoestring,' he told the Christian Science Monitor. 'I think I also wanted to show that the world is not some big, scary place, but in fact is full of people who want to help you even if you are a stranger.'
 
He has traversed the borders of all 193 members of the United Nations plus Taiwan, Vatican City, Palestine, Kosovo, Western Sahara and the four home nations of The United Kingdom - all without flying.
Guinness have now confirmed that Hughes, who filmed the expedition for a documentary and raised money for charity WaterAid, has achieved the world record.
'The main feeling today is just one of intense gratitude to every person around the world who helped me get here, by giving me a lift, letting me stay on their couch, or pointing me in the right direction,' Hughes added.
Enlarge His route: Graham Hughes traversed the borders of all 193 members of the United Nations plus Taiwan, Vatican City, Palestine, Kosovo, Western Sahara and the four home nations of The United Kingdom - all without flying
His route: Beginning in Uruguay and ending in South Sudan, Graham Hughes traversed the borders of all 193 members of the United Nations plus Taiwan, Vatican City, Palestine, Kosovo, Western Sahara and the four home nations of The United Kingdom - all without flying
Feet on the ground: Hughes used buses, taxis, trains and his own two feet to travel 160,000 miles in exactly 1,426 days - all on a shoestring of just $100 a week
Feet on the ground: Hughes used buses, taxis, trains and his own two feet to travel 160,000 miles in exactly 1,426 days - all on a shoestring of just $100 a week
While all land transport had to have either wheels, hooves or sturdy rubber soles, he made the longer-haul voyages mostly by hitching lifts on cargo ships.
He even managed to blag a lift on a friendly cruise ship to the Dominican Republic.
Other highlights include dancing with the Highlanders of Papua New Guinea, befriending orangutans in Borneo, riding through the badlands of Kenya on an 18-wheel truck, meeting the Prime Minister of Tuvalu - and 'warning schoolchildren in Afghanistan about the dangers of men with beards'.
He says people tend to wonder how he got into the further-out countries like North Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan, but he says they were the easy ones.
Finally finished: Hughes says people tend to wonder how he got into the further-out countries like North Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan, but he says they were the easy ones
Finally finished: Hughes says people tend to wonder how he got into the further-out countries like North Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan, but he says they were the easy ones
Far tougher was negotiating routes into tiny island nations like Nauru, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the Maldives and the Seychelles 'where there were sometimes pirate threats'.
He says there were low points on the trip such as 'sitting in a bus station in Cambodia at one in the morning or riding some awful truck over bad roads' when he thought: 'Why am I doing this?'
The lowest point came when his sister, Nicole, died of cancer two years ago aged just 39. He broke the trip to hurry home to see her.
'I’d done 184 countries and had only 17 to go and I thought why not leave it there? (...but) she told me not to stop,' he added.
But having finished his journey, he has no intention of buying a plane ticket any time soon and says he now plans to 'keep in the spirit of the adventure' and travel through Africa some more before getting the ferry home from Ireland just in time for Christmas.
VIDEO: Graham FINALLY makes it to South Sudan! For more of his journey, click here... 

AROUND THE WORLD IN 1,426 DAYS: GRAHAM HUGHES' TRIP... IN ORDER!

Bolivia: The Death road from La Paz to Coroico
Bolivia: The Death road from La Paz to Coroico
SOUTH AMERICA
1. Uruguay
2. Argentina
3. Paraguay
4. Bolivia
5. Chile
6. Peru
7. Ecuador
8. Colombia
9. Venezuela
10. Brazil
11. Guyana
12.Suriname

THE CARIBBEAN
13. Trinidad & Tobago
14. Grenada
15. St. Vincent & The Grenadines
16. Barbados
17. St. Lucia - Martinique**
18. Dominica
19. St. Kitts & Nevis
20. Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua: He visited palm fringed beaches in The Caribbean
Antigua: He visited palm fringed beaches in The Caribbean
St. Martin/Sint Maarten
British Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
21. Dominican Republic
22. Haiti
23. Jamaica

CENTRAL AND NORTH AMERICA
24 Mexico
25 Guatemala
26 El Salvador
27 Nicaragua
28 Honduras
29 Costa Rica
30 Panama
31 Belize
32 The United States of America
33 The Bahamas - The Conch Republic**
34 Cuba
35 Canada

EUROPE
36 Iceland - The Faroe Islands**
37 The Netherlands
38 Belgium
Cape Verde: He spent four days on a 'leaky fishing boat' getting to this Atlantic isle
Cape Verde: He spent four days on a 'leaky fishing boat' getting to this Atlantic isle
39 France
40 England*
41 Wales*
42 Ireland
43 Northern Ireland*
44 Scotland*
45 Luxembourg
46 Germany
47 Denmark
48 Sweden
49 Norway
50 Finland
51 Estonia
52 Russia
53 Latvia
54 Lithuania
55 Belarus
56 Poland
57 The Czech Republic
58 Slovakia
59 Hungary
60 Romania
61 Moldova
62 Ukraine
63 Bulgaria
USA: He saw a space shuttle take off in America
USA: He saw a space shuttle take off in America
64 Greece
65 Macedonia
66 Kosovo*
67 Montenegro
68 Serbia
69 Albania
70 Croatia
71 Bosnia & Herzegovina
72 Slovenia
73 Austria
74 Liechtenstein
75 Switzerland
76 Italy
77 Vatican City*
78 Malta
79 Tunisia (Africa)
80 San Marino
81 Monaco
82 Andorra
83 Spain
84 Portugal

AFRICA
85 Morocco
Estonia: Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, the most northern of the Baltic states
Estonia: Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, the most northern of the Baltic states
86 Western Sahara*
87Mauritania
88 Senegal
89 Cape Verde
90 The Gambia
91 Guinea-Bissau
92 Mali
93 Guinea
94 Sierra Leone
95 Liberia
96 Côte D’Ivoire
97 Ghana
98 Togo
99 Benin
100Burkina Faso
101 Niger
102 Nigeria
103Cameroon
104 Chad
105 Central African Republic
106 Equatorial Guinea
107 Gabon
108 Saõ Tomé & Principé
109 Congo
110 Democratic Republic of Congo
Kenya: Masai Warrior in red standing near Acacia tree
Kenya: Masai Warrior in red standing near Acacia tree
111 Angola
112 Namibia
113 South Africa
114 Botswana
115 Lesotho
116 Swaziland
117 Mozambique
118 Zimbabwe
119 Malawi
120 Zambia
121 Tanzania
122 Comoros
123 Madagascar - Reunion**
124 Mauritius
125 Rwanda
126 Burundi
127 Uganda
128 Kenya
129 Ethiopia - Somaliland**
130 Somalia
131 Djibouti

MIDDLE EAST AND ASIA
132 Saudi Arabia
Afghanistan: He warned Afghan children 'of the dangers of men with beards'
Afghanistan: He warned Afghan children 'of the dangers of men with beards'
133 Egypt (Africa)
134 Sudan (Africa)
135 Jordan
136 Palestine*
137 Israel
138 Syria
139 Lebanon
140 Turkey
Iraqi Kurdistan**
141 Iraq
142 Cyprus (Europe)
Northern Cyprus**
143 Libya (Africa)
144 Algeria (Africa)
145 Georgia
146 Armenia
147 Azerbaijan
148 Kazakhstan
Karakalpakstan**
149 Uzbekistan
150 Kyrgyzstan
151 Tajikistan
152 Turkmenistan
Papua New Guinea: He danced with highlanders from Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea: He danced with highlanders from Papua New Guinea
153 Afghanistan
154 Iran
155 Kuwait
156 Bahrain
157 Qatar
158 United Arab Emirates
159 Oman
160 Yemen
161 Eritrea (Africa)
162 Pakistan
163 India
164 Bangladesh
165 Bhutan
166 Nepal
Tibet**
167 China
168 Mongolia
169 South Korea
170 North Korea
171 Japan
172 Taiwan*
173 Vietnam
174 Cambodia
Borneo: He befriended orangutans in the jungle
Borneo: He befriended orangutans in the jungle
175 Thailand
176 Laos
177 Burma
178 Malaysia
179 Singapore
180 Indonesia
181 Brunei
182 The Philippines
183 East Timor
West Papua**

OCEANIA
184 Papua New Guinea
185 Solomon Islands
186 Australia
New Caledonia**
187 Vanuatu
188 Fiji
Wallis & Futuna**
189 Tuvalu
190 Kiribati
191 Marshall Islands
192 Samoa
Hong Kong: He also saw some of the world's biggest and brightest cities
Hong Kong: He also saw some of the world's biggest and brightest cities
American Samoa**
193 Tonga
194 New Zealand
195 Nauru
Northern Mariana Islands**
Guam**
196Micronesia
197 Palau
Hong Kong**
Macau**

THE FINAL FRONTIER
198 Sri Lanka
199 The Maldives
200 The Seychelles
201 South Sudan
* Not a member of the UN, but still counts towards The Odyssey 201.
** Dependency, Territory, Semi-Autonomous Region or Largely Unrecognised De-Facto State. Does not count towards The Odyssey 201.
(Source: Hughes' website The Odyssey Expedition)


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miercuri, 28 noiembrie 2012

rasa misterioasa?


RASA MISTERIOASĂ care va salva omenirea de la APOCALIPSĂ. CIVILIZAȚIA lor a fost tot timpul pe TERRA, într-un loc UIMITOR

Una dintre cele mai controversate teorii privind sfârșitul lumii face referi la o rasă superioară, ce ar trăi în centrul Pământul, și care ar reprezenta salvarea omenirii din calea apocalipsei.
Centrul Pământului este o sferă goală sau găzduieşte o rasă de oameni super inteligenţi? Este una dintre întrebările care au fascinat şi fascinează lumea, şi care stă la baza unora dintre cele mai interesante teorii ale conspiraţiei.
Timp de secole, oamenii au crezut că Pământul este gol în centru, că miezul Terrei nu este o manta supraîncălzită care se roteşte în jurul unui nucleu de fier solid, ci o sferă goală, protejată de o crustă.
În teoria care a gravitat în jurul acestei idei, important nu era cât de subţire era această crustă care acoperea sfera din centrul Pământului, ci ce se afla înăuntrul acesteia.
În 1692, Edmond Halley (de la numele căruia vine denumirea cometei Halley), a susţinut teoria potrivit căreia Pământul este un înveliş, gros de 805 kilometri, cu inele concentrice în interior. În centrul acestor inele ar exista un nucleu solid şi între inele ar fi atmosfere diferite de gaze fluorescente. Când aceste gaze ieşeau la suprafaţă, pe la Poli, atunci se formau Aurora Borealis şi Australis.
Hitler i-a căutat
Teoriile despre ce s-ar afla în centrul Pământului au continuat şi în secolul XX. De exemplu, Adolf Hitler ar fi trimis o misiune la Polul Sud ca să găsească intrarea către centrul Pământului, fuhrerul fiind convins că acolo era locul prin care putea pătrunde în măruntaiele Terrei.
Mai mult decât atât, Hitler ar fi fost convins că în subteran există o rasă super-inteligentă de oameni care aveau o înălţime de 3,65 metri. Liderul german ar fi intenţionat să îi convingă pe aceşti super-oameni să vină la suprafaţă şi să lupte pentru trupele Germaniei naziste sau, cel puţin, să le dea naziştilor tehnica de luptă a viitorului.
După cum cum subliniază unii dintre comentatorii şi analiştii subiectului, dacă Hitler a trimis sau nu această misiune la Polul Sud este parte din teorie, dar daca a făcut aceasta, cu siguranţă oamenii care au participat la ea nu s-au mai întors niciodată. Aceasta pentru că fie au fost ucişi de super-rasa din centrul Pământului sau, mai simplu, de condiţiile dure din Antarctica.
La 2300 de mile dincolo de Polul Nord ar exista o intrare către centrul Terrei. Aici, conform spuselor amiralului Richard E. Byrd, primul om care a zburat deasupra Polului Nord (în mai 1926 devine primul om care a zburat deasupra Polului Nord, iar în noiembrie 1929, primul om care a zburat deasupra Polului Sud) ar locui o civilizaţie umană mult mai evoluată.
Cei care populau Pământul s-ar fi mutat în subteran acum 100.000 de ani. Un război care ar fi avut loc atunci ar distrus suprafaţa Terrei. Virgil Armstrong, fost agent CIA, descrie fascinantul univers de sub noi: oameni nemuritori, atmosferă controlată, deplasări cu viteze de 3.000 de mile pe oră, atlanţi şi lemurieni, farfurii zburătoare pentru survolarea pământenilor.
Secret de serviciu
Într-un interviu pe care l-a acordat în 1947, Byrd declara că la 2300 de mile dincolo de Polul Nord a întâlnit o zonă cu climă foarte caldă, cu vegetaţie, cu munţi, lacuri şi râuri. Byrd, un explorator celebru, mai presus de orice bănuială, şi-a notat foarte precis în jurnal despre ceea ce a întîlnit în această zonă. “Oamenii care locuiesc aici comunică prin telepatie.
De fapt, ei nu trăiesc la suprafaţă. Sub pământ, la câteva mile adâncime, există un oraş foarte mare, cu milioane de locuitori, care se numeşte Agartha", scria Byrd in jurnalul său secret. Un fost agent Aceste file din jurnalul exploratorului au fost date publicităţii chiar de fostul agent CIA, Virgil Armstrong. Armstrong susţine că Byrd a locuit în Agartha vreme de aproape o lună şi ca "civilizaţia subterană este net superioară nouă".
Fostul agent CIA a adăugat că imediat după descoperirea jurnalului lui Byrd, filele referitoare la Agartha au fost declarate secret de serviciu şi s-a dispus ca în zona intrării în oraşul subteran să fie amplasate baze militare americane care să nu lase sub nici o formă intruşii să pătrundă. Amiralul Byrd subliniază de mai multe ori în jurnalul secret, că în oraşele subterane locuiesc "oameni cu trăsături delicate, iar ei cunosc secretul nemuririi trupului.
Demni de a fi salvaţi?
Armstrong a mai dezvăluit că farfuriile zburătoare care apar pe cerul planetei sunt mijloace de transport ale locuitorilor lumii subterane, iar o parte din tehnologia de fabricare a lor a fost dezvăluită Pentagonului, “avionul invizibil fiind o urmare a acestor cunoştinţe avansate". În afara celor dezvăluite de agentul CIA, există multe alte mărturii, consemnate în dosare secrete.
Astfel, conform unora dintre teorii salvarea omenirii de la Apocalipsă va veni de sub Pământ. Dar, după cum subliniază Virgil Armstrong, "numai dacă civilizaţia subterană net superioară nouă ne va considera demni de a fi salvaţi!"…
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sâmbătă, 24 noiembrie 2012

a murit JR din Dallas...


Larry Hagman star of Dallas dies at 81

Larry Hagman first performed as JR Ewing in 1978 and became its highest-paid star

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Larry Hagman, who spent more than a decade playing TV villain JR Ewing has died at the age of 81, his family says.
Hagman, who had suffered from cancer and cirrhosis of the liver, died in hospital on Friday afternoon, according to a family statement.
"Larry was back in his beloved Dallas, re-enacting the iconic role he loved most," said the family. "He was surrounded by loved ones."
Long-time friend Linda Gray, who played Sue Ellen, was by his bedside.
"Larry Hagman was my best friend for 35 years," said Ms Gray in a statement released by her agent.
"He was the Pied Piper of life and brought joy to everyone he knew. He was creative, generous, funny, loving and talented and I will miss him enormously.
"He was an original and lived life to the full."
During 13 years as the most scheming oil tycoon in Dallas, JR in his Stetson became one of the most distinctive faces on television screens across the world.
It quickly became one of the network's top-rated programmes - with its 356 episodes being seen by an estimated 300 million people in 57 countries - and was revived this year.
Five bottles of champagne
Born in Texas, Hagman later moved to Los Angeles where he was cared for mainly by his grandmother.
In this 1981 file photo originally provided by CBS, Larry Hagman, is shown in character as JR Ewing from DallasHagman reportedly owned more than 2,000 cowboy hats
After a brief period spent working in the fields, Hagman followed his mother into showbusiness and even toured and played in musicals with her.
Moving into television, he played astronaut Tony Nelson in the 1960s television comedy I Dream of Jeannie.
He first performed as JR Ewing in 1978 and became its highest-paid star, as the programme came to define 1980s excess.
The actor himself owned more than 2,000 cowboy hats.
When Dallas finally finished in 1991, Hagman went on to appear in hit films Nixon and Primary Colors.
His forthright biography, Hello Darlin', detailed his youthful drug-taking exploits and revealed the extent of his 50-year battle with alcoholism.
Even on the hardworking set of Dallas, he consumed five bottles of champagne a day for years and was finally diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver in 1992.
Three years later he had a liver transplant and kept a photo of the organ donor above his mirror.
"I say a prayer for him every morning," he said.
Despite this, Hagman continued to drink secretly until a further life-saving operation in 2003 forced him to stop.

vineri, 23 noiembrie 2012

UFO in Denver...



A man in Denver, Colorado videotaped a fast-moving UFO several times during November 2012. He sent the video to local news channel FOX31. FOX31 then sent their own camera crew to attempt to videotape the UFO, which had been appearing at the same location and time of day.The FOX31 cameras did succeed in capturing the object.
It’s a mile high mystery in the skies over Denver.
Strange objects caught on camera flying over the city and nobody can explain it.
We first learned about these sightings when a metro area man, who does not want to be identified brought us his home video. He captured the images on his digital camera from a hilltop in Federal Heights looking south toward downtown Denver.
He said, “The flying objects appear around noon or 1:00 p.m. at least a couple of times a week.” The strangest part is they are flying too fast to see with the naked eye, but when we slowed down the video, several UFOs appear.
We altered the color contrast to make it easier to see. You can take a look for yourself by watching the video clip.We wanted to verify the video we saw was legitimate and not doctored in anyway. So our photojournalist set up his camera in the same spot, and shot video from just before noon until just after 1:00 p.m. He also captured something unexplained on video.

joi, 22 noiembrie 2012

Papa nazist rescrie istoria


Jesus was born years earlier than thought, claims Pope

The entire Christian calendar is based on a miscalculation, the Pope has declared, as he claims in a new book that Jesus was born several years earlier than commonly believed.

Jesus was born years earlier than thought, claims Pope
The Pope also weighs in on the debate over Christ's birthplace Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP
The 'mistake' was made by a sixth century monk known as Dionysius Exiguus or in English Dennis the Small, the 85-year-old pontiff claims in the book 'Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives', published on Wednesday.
"The calculation of the beginning of our calendar – based on the birth of Jesus – was made by Dionysius Exiguus, who made a mistake in his calculations by several years," the Pope writes in the book, which went on sale around the world with an initial print run of a million copies.
"The actual date of Jesus's birth was several years before."
The assertion that the Christian calendar is based on a false premise is not new – many historians believe that Christ was born sometime between 7BC and 2BC.
But the fact that doubts over one of the keystones of Christian tradition have been raised by the leader of the world's one billion Catholics is striking.
Dennis the Small, who was born in Eastern Europe, is credited with being the "inventor" of the modern calendar and the concept of the Anno Domini era.
He drew up the new system in part to distance it from the calendar in use at the time, which was based on the years since the reign of the Roman emperor Diocletian.
The emperor had persecuted Christians, so there was good reason to expunge him from the new dating system in favour of one inspired by the birth of Christ.
The monk's calendar became widely accepted in Europe after it was adopted by the Venerable Bede, the historian-monk, to date the events that he recounted in his Ecclesiastical History of the English People, which he completed in AD 731.
But exactly how Dennis calculated the year of Christ's birth is not clear and the Pope's claim that he made a mistake is a view shared by many scholars.
The Bible does not specify a date for the birth of Christ. The monk instead appears to have based his calculations on vague references to Jesus's age at the start of his ministry and the fact that he was baptised in the reign of the emperor Tiberius.
Christ's birth date is not the only controversy raised by the Pope in his new book – he also said that contrary to the traditional Nativity scene, there were no oxen, donkeys or other animals at Jesus's birth.
He also weighs in on the debate over Christ's birthplace, rejecting arguments by some scholars that he was born in Nazareth rather than Bethlehem.
John Barton, Professor of the Interpretation of the Holy Scripture at Oriel College, Oxford University, said most academics agreed with the Pope that the Christian calendar was wrong and that Jesus was born several years earlier than commonly thought, probably between 6BC and 4BC.
"There is no reference to when he was born in the Bible - all we know is that he was born in the reign of Herod the Great, who died before 1AD," he told The Daily Telegraph. "It's been surmised for a very long time that Jesus was born before 1AD - no one knows for sure."
The idea that Christ was born on Dec 25 also has no basis in historical fact. "We don't even know which season he was born in. The whole idea of celebrating his birth during the darkest part of the year is probably linked to pagan traditions and the winter solstice."