Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"I could see she was a big girl, round and strong. That's all I noticed."

Chilean Olympic weightlifter Elizabeth Poblete has given birth to a baby boy during a training session, without having known she was pregnant.

Ms Poblete, 22, who lives in Brazil, said she had felt unwell but had no idea she was expecting a baby. The boy was three months premature and was taken to hospital with his mother, where he remains in intensive care. The hospital in Sao Paulo denied reports it forced Ms Poblete to leave after she was unable to pay for care. Ms Poblete began to feel unwell during training on 8 December, as she was preparing to take part in a competition. Shortly after, she gave birth to a baby weighing only 1.15kg (2.54lbs) and measuring about 34cm (14 inches). The head trainer at the gym, Horacio Reis, said the birth had been "a surprise". "A week ago I acted as a judge in a competition in Chile and this girl was competing. All went well and she won the competition," the AFP news agency quoted him as saying. "I could see she was a big girl, round and strong. That's all I noticed." Mother and child were both taken to hospital in Sao Paulo but Ms Poblete has since been discharged, reportedly telling local media she could not afford to continue receiving treatment.
Ms Poblete came 12th in the 75kg women's category at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

How Humiliating Would This Be?

I mean come on, I’m all for security at airports but isn’t there a better way to do it than this?

JERUSALEM — A performer with the renowned Alvin Ailey dance troupe was ordered to perform steps for Israeli airport security officers to convince them of his identity, a spokesman for the company said Tuesday.

Abdur-Rahim Jackson was singled out from other members of the black American dance ensemble when they arrived at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Sunday night at the start of a six-nation international tour, said publicist Shauli Baskin.
"They stopped him ... as he has a Muslim name," Baskin told The Associated Press. "He told them he was a dancer and was here to dance with the Alvin Ailey dance troupe and they told him, 'So dance.'"
Jackson could not be reached directly on Tuesday, hours before the first of six scheduled performances in Tel Aviv by the New York-based ensemble. But the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot, which first reported the story, quoted him as saying that his father had been a convert to Islam and subsequently gave him a Muslim name.
"I demonstrated a few dance steps and after another round of questioning they let me go and join the rest of the group," he told the paper.
Baskin said that waiting for him in the group was Jackson's fiancee and fellow Alvin Ailey dancer Olivia Bowman, who has a Jewish mother with family in Israel
Baskin said that Jackson did not lodge a complaint with airport officials, and the Israel Airports
Authority said it had no record of the alleged incident.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I can’t wait to see the Olympics! I mean wait I can’t see the Olympics

Beijing losing battle against Olympic smog
By Clifford Coonan in BeijingTuesday, 29 July 2008
With 10 days to go until the Beijing Olympics opens, the smog simply refuses to lift and the Games organizers are preparing emergency measures to clear the air ahead of the big day.
The traffic on the streets of Beijing is noticeably lighter, and many of the big steelworks and coal-fired power stations have been silenced. But the capital was still enveloped yesterday in a haze that restricted visibility to a couple of hundred yards.
It is still not clear exactly how bad the air has to be for an event to be cancelled, and it is forbidden to bring in measuring equipment for any independent measurement of air quality.
Jacques Rogge, the head of the International Olympic Committee, has warned that poor air quality during the Games could result in the suspension of endurance races such as long-distance cycling and the marathon.

Friday, July 25, 2008

I'm Still Here

Hello to the very few people that check this site from time to time. I haven’t posted anything for quite sometime. This is probably because I got caught up in another website called I have always loved lists so it was easy for me to be addicted to this site. I started contributing some lists to the site a couple of months ago and a few were posted. If anybody is interested and is still reading this post these are some of the lists of mine that were posted on

I now plan to get back to posting stuff on the good old No Agenda Zone.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Don’t Run With Your Mortar Board You Could Poke an Eye Out

I read in another article they have been doing this since 1912 and because someone needed some stitches a couple of years ago from a flying mortar board they want to put it to a stop .
I mean come on!

Students have been asked not to throw their hats in the air when they graduate because it is too DANGEROUS

May 27, 2008 Anglia Ruskin University, which has campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford, Essex, does not want graduates to throw their mortar boards into the sky in case the corner of the hat injures someone. The request was made in a statement on the university's website.
Alongside details about which robes students should wear at graduation ceremonies, the statement reads: "It is requested that graduates do not throw the hat up into the air.
"This not only causes damage to the hats but it can also cause injury if the corner of the hat hits the graduate or others who may be nearby."

Friday, May 02, 2008


It seems like every time I look up there is another use for airbags. We started with the basic car airbags then there was the passenger airbags & then side airbags and then recently someone invented a motorcycle jacket airbag.

Then I just ran across this invention. If you hit a pedestrian your bumper senses that you have just hit a human being and an airbag deploys on your hood to protect the guy you just hit.

So I’m thinking I better get on this airbag bandwagon before it passes me by.
So I came up with a couple of ideas of my own. These are hot off the drawing board, patents pending.
We have all heard of taking a bite out of crime now you can take a crime out of a bite. After surgically implanting this special tooth into mans best friend your lawsuit worries are over. This clever little incisor senses human skin only and if more than 10 lbs of pressure is applied Fido has a mouthful of airbag. K9 airbag tooth can be reloaded & used over & over again.
There is nothing worse when you are receiving CPR and have somebody pumping too hard on your chest. Not only do you have to worry about your stopped heart you suffer additional pain with cracked ribs. When50 lbs plus of pressure is applied out pops your rib saving airbag from you CPR glove. Now with CPR glove your ribs can take a sigh of relief.

Friday, April 18, 2008

What kind of flake would buy somthing like this ?

CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- Two sisters from Virginia sold their Illinois-shaped cornflake on eBay Friday night for $1,350. "We were biting our nails all the way up to the finish, seeing what would happen," said Melissa McIntire, 23. "There's a lot of relief involved."
The winner of the auction, which lasted more than a week, is the owner of a trivia Web site who wants to add the cornflake to a traveling museum. "We're starting a collection of pop culture and Americana items," said Monty Kerr of Austin, Texas. "We thought this was a fantastic one." Kerr owns and said he will likely send someone to Virginia to pick up the flake by hand, so it won't be damaged.
This isn't the first cornflake that Kerr has tried to buy. He said he purchased a flake billed as the world's largest, but that by the time it was delivered it had crumbled into three pieces. McIntire and her sister Emily, 15, listed the cornflake on
eBay last week, but eBay canceled the auction, saying it violated the Web site's policy against selling food. The sisters restarted their eBay auction, advertising a coupon redeemable for their cornflake instead of the cereal itself. The McIntires said they'll likely use the money for a family vacation.
Copycat items have popped up on eBay, including cornflakes shaped like Hawaii and Virginia. There's also been a potato chip shaped like Florida, and
Illinois cornflake paraphernalia, including T-shirts and buttons.

It’s really hard to believe somebody actually paid $1,350.00 for a cornflake but I guess somebody did. Anyway I was looking around my house to see if I could find something like this that I could sell on e-bay.
I was really surprised how much stuff I have that’s shaped like other things. I found a Cheerio shaped just like my car tire and some Trix cereal shaped very similar to my beach ball collection just to name a few.The one below is my favorite and will probably bring in the most cash.