This week we have lots of weird and intriguing.
Such as the most dangerous road in the world, food prices you won't believe and the tallest woman in the world.
There's also Media Nuggets, asked-and-guessed blind items and some bizarre entertainment facts.
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Spilling salt is considered bad luck, probably because it was once so valuable. Superstition has it a person is doomed to shed as many tears as it takes to dissolve the spilled salt.
Evil spirits can't harm you when you stand inside a circle.
Suspend a wedding band over the palm of the pregnant girl. If the ring swings in a circular motion it will be a girl. If the ring swings in a straight line the baby will be a boy.
A knife as a gift from a lover means that the love will soon end.
[Especially if the knife is delivered to your back.]
If you use the same pencil to take a test that you used for studying for the test, the pencil will remember the answers.
The number of Xs in the palm of your right hand is the number of children you will have.
You must hold your breath while going past a cemetery or you will breathe in the spirit of someone who has recently died.
The Most Dangerous Road in the World
And I thought it was I-295, the B-W Parkway.
It consists of 70 km of dirt and rock heading north from La Paz, the world's highest capitol (altitude 3,660 metres), to Coroico, a beautiful Cloud forest town at the rim of the Amazon basin.
Its catchy nickname is due to the 26 vehicles that fall off the road per year. About 200 people annually lose their lives here.
A fatal accident every fortnight is not uncommon on the Coroico road (the July disaster brought the death toll during the previous eight months to 55) and in 1995 the Inter-American Development Bank declared this, the world's most dangerous road.
The only road that exists to get to the Amazon from La Paz, it is carved into the sides of a canyon. It can have vertical drops for 500 metres and has no guardrails.
Consequently, most Bolivians take the time to pray before their descent. After all, it could be their last.
Here's an uncomfortable situation. This top actor had a reputation for being a heavy duty party guy back when he was starting out. It was drugs, booze and babes every night. Since then he's settled down to a degree, but he still has an eye for young girls. He recently had a secret affair with a very popular underage actress who has a yen for older men. They met at a secret hideaway for sex and that was all there was to it. After a year it fizzled out. His first marriage produced a daughter who is now a teenager. Imagine his horror when his teen daughter started hanging out with his underage ex girlfriend! Not only does he fear the actress is a BAD influence on his little girl, but he's terrified she'll spill the beans on HIM!
Thanks to Anita at FreeRepublic.com:
Chris Mathews of MSNBC Unfit to conduct Florida Gubernatorial debate?
NYTimes doctored Classified Iraq Document?
- Air America Blacklisted by Advertisers
Rummy slaps Bill Kristol on Radio
Leading Newspapers Bleeding to death!
USA Today's "fake, but accurate" front pager.
NBC Robs New York taxpayers to eliminate 700 jobs. And worse, NBC got a whopping $133 million in tax subsidies.
For Brit Hume, the clock's ticking. Fox's veteran politics anchor sees retirement down the road.
While David Gregory was arguing about death penalty for Saddam Hussain, his NBC cmera crew delivers death to a person while shooting for dateline.
News Corp. might acquire Newsday.
Get a Load of These Food Prices highest
Some place near Greenland.
For Bluegrass Lovers
I always considered Bluegrass music to be the epitome of American music.
Not so anymore.
Seems the annual Awards Show for Bluegrass music asked the US Navy's bluegrass band to please NOT play a planned medley of US military branch anthems. This as a bow to the sensitivities of Bluegrass' international audience. The Chairperson of the International Bluegrass Music Association resigned because as it turned out, the US Navy's bluegrass band played the medley anyway, although requested to refrain.
Well can't have a military Bluegrass band playing military theme songs, can we?
In recent weeks, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has been embroiled in a controversy concerning its annual Awards Show and the resignation of Board of Directors Chairperson/President David Crow after the US Navy's bluegrass band, Country Current, performed on the Show a medley of US military service branch anthems the group had previously agreed to omit at the request of the Board's Executive Committee. Following these events, the Committee conducted interviews with relevant parties in order to better understand how and why these events occurred, and to consider the issues raised by the controversy.
Bizarre Entertainment FACTS
Tallest Woman in the World
She is from Holland, measures a little over 7'4" and weights 320 pounds.
More Gossip/Speculation HERE