Posted: 20th May 2012 by Absurd Stories in People
Well the first-ever transgender contestant to compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant has sadly lost her bid to win the title. Thats right, this miss universe contestant was born a male.
Jenna ( or is it Jack) Talackova, 23, competed with 61 contestants Saturday night. She was among the final 12 contestants.
Talackova, who was born a male, underwent a sex change four years ago. The Vancouver, British Columbia, native was initially denied entry to Canada's pageant because she was not a natural-born female. Donald Trump, who runs the Miss Universe Organization, subsequently overruled that decision.
The 6-foot-1 (1.8-meter-1 centimeter) blond beauty strutted the runway and competed in the bikini and formal wear contests.
The winner advances to the international Miss Universe competition in December.
Posted: 18th May 2012 by Absurd Stories in Movies
Tags: The Possession
Produced by Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, Spider-Man), The Possession is one of the summer’s main out-and-out horror films, and will be facing tough competition in the final weekend of the summer going head-to-head with [Rec] 3: Genesis.
The first trailer for The Possession has debuted over at Yahoo Movies, giving us our first look at the film, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen) and Kyra Sedgwick (Gamer) as increasingly concerned parents of the young Natasha Callis (The Firm).
“Clyde and Stephanie Brenek see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.”
Directed by Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch), returning with his first English-language film in a decade, directing from a script co-written by frequent collaborators Juliet Snowden and Stiles White (Knowing).
The Possession will be released in the UK and US on 31st August, which (as noted) puts it head-to-head with Paco Plaza’s return to the REC franchise here in the UK, but puts it a week earlier than [REC] 3’s release in the US, where the latter will be released on 7th September. Here’s the first trailer to see what Bornedal has in store for us.
Posted: 8th May 2012 by Absurd Stories in Animals, People
Tags: Loch Ness
Loch Ness in Chippewa River
The Loch Ness monster wanted a getaway, and what a better place than Wisconsin – and state officials want the legendary lady to leave.
Department of Natural Resources spokesman Dan Baumann says a sculpture of Nessie is illegally obstructing and protruding out of the Chippewa River in Eau Claire and needs to be taken out by the particular person who placed it there.
The sculpture's father is a mystery, although a particular person who anonymously emailed the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram on Thursday said it would be taken out inside 10 days.
Retailer Menards says it would like to acquire the guerrilla art and that the monster could make her home in retention ponds at the home improvement chain's Eau Claire property.
The Loch Ness monster was initially "spotted" at Loch Ness, a waterway some 15 kilometres south of Inverness, Scotland, back 1933.
Posted: 4th May 2012 by Absurd Stories in People
Larry Hall, who is a Condo developer is already 1/4 sold out of upscale doomsday units he is building in an abandoned underground Cold War-era Atlas-F missile silo near Salina, Kan. He told an Agence France-Presse reporter in April that his 14-story structure would house seven floors of apartments ($1 million to $2 million each, cash up front), with the rest devoted to dry food storage, filtered-water tanks and an indoor farm, which would raise fish and vegetables to sustain residents for five years.
The 9-foot-thick concrete walls (built to protect rockets from a Soviet nuclear attack) would be buttressed by entrance security to ward off the savages who were not wise enough to prepare against famine, meteors, nuclear war and the like. Hall said he expects to be sold out this year and begin work on another of the three silos he has options to buy.
Posted: 23rd April 2012 by Absurd Stories in People
MOST ladies grow up playing with Barbie dolls. Some even wish to to appear like them. One 21-year-old has become one, or so she says.
Valeria Lukyanova has grown to be an online sensation in her home country of Russia, claiming on her blog to be the most famed girl on the Russian-language internet.
Her doll-like features, long blonde hair and ‘perfect’ body make her appear just like a real life Barbie.
Horrified viewers have slammed the model over her looks. One commented: She appears not only ugly, yet ridiculous while an additional wrote: "A girl with entirely best features is boring woman."
Others have been kinder for the blonde beauty. One asked: "Isn't it an unhealthy obsession searching to look just like a Barbie doll"
But the big query continues to be unanswered: Is Valeria real or is this a form of an elaborate Photoshop hoax?
More "normal" photos of her are on her Facebook web page and are of the 21-year-old wearing far a smaller amount of make-up suggesting she does exists.
Posted: 31st March 2012 by Absurd Stories in People
Tags: Kids, Lottery, Win
The mirade of "Ways of ruining your kids" is about a million miles long, and somewhere between "reading bedtime stories too scary" and "comparing kids" there is this gem: have your child choose winning lottery numbers
Because for Afsheen Ahsan, this actually worked. Afsheen's 2-year-old daughter, Anaya Hussein, touched a lottery ticket, so she purchased it. And of course THEY WON $1 million.
Afsheen said the only reason I purchased that lottery ticket was because Anaya touched it. "If she had not touched it, I would not have taken it. She is lucky." So now this is going to hang over Anaya's head for the rest of your life? She is a lucky charm! We now wonder if Anaya will work more miracles for her parents? "Anaya, do it again! Choose the Powerball for me!" "Anaya, which pair of socks that I wear today? You pick for me, you are Lucky!"
Luck is a scary thing to hang in a child, because they have absolutely no control over it. This may be the only lucky thing Anaya touches the rest of her life but it still too much pressure. What if your parents start expecting great things from her?
What a strange thing for her to grow up with, always knowing that your family receives $ 30,000 in free income just because she happened to give a lottery ticket at random pat. I think parents should just leave it outside. It has a nice story for adults, but it is too much for the child.
Posted: 28th March 2012 by Absurd Stories in Weird Facts
Tags: food, Humans
During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food. That's the weight of about 6 elephants.