Monday, June 25, 2007


New Zealand: '4real' not a name

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) June 25, 2007 — New Zealand authorities have blocked a couple's bid to officially name their new son "4real," saying numerals are not allowed. Pat and Sheena Wheaton said they decided to name their new baby "4real" shortly after having an ultrasound and being struck by the reality of his impending arrival.
"For most of us, when we try to figure out what our names mean, we have to look it up in a babies book and ... there's no direct link between the meaning and the name," Pat Wheaton told TV One on Wednesday. "With this name, everyone knows what it means."
But when the parents filed the name with New Zealand's Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, they were told names beginning with a number were against the rules.
The government office has opened negotiations with the parents about the name under a policy that says all unusual names must be given case-by-case consideration.

I like this part:
They decided to name their new baby "4real" shortly after having an ultrasound and being struck by the reality of his impending arrival.

What did they think was arriving before the ultrasound a pepperoni pizza?
Here are some other baby names that might have been rejected after parents viewed their ultrasound

· Wow Look At That
· Look She’s Moving
· No Silly That’s His Umbilical Cord
· Look What We Cre 8 Ed
(Other contributions are welcome)

Friday, June 15, 2007

Tips Not Excepted

Another example of zero tolerance for zero tolerance

Miniature toy weapons banned from fifth-grade graduation

Associated Press - June 15, 2007 11:14 AM ET
VERDES, Calif. (AP)

A fifth-grade classroom turned into a free-speech
battleground yesterday, when students in Rancho Palos Verdes were asked to
remove the weapons from their toy soldiers. Students at Cornerstone school typically decorate their fifth-grade graduation hats with miniature cars, figurines, and other toys. Before the ceremony yesterday, students were told they could not participate unless they cut off the tips of the guns carried by their plastic GI's.

Parents reacted angrily, calling the decision censorship. But the school principal and
district officials said the guns violated the school's zero-tolerance for
weapons on campus.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Nipping the Competition

I think this might be a sign that the Guinness book of World Records is running out of ideas for new record breaking categories.

I like the picure of the the nipple guy and the camera zooming in to record the historic moment. This almost reads and looks like a fake lampoonish story but luckily for all mankind it is not.

By Harry Cheadle
for The Brooklyn Paper

It’s official! No one in the world has a longer nipple hair than Doug Williams.

Last Saturday, Williams had his celebrated chest hair measured at a barbeque in his Wil­liamsburg backyard, complete with a grill, a keg, and even a DJ. A group of photographers and a videographer were also on hand, clustered around Williams to get the best shot of the astonishing strand.
The barbeque was the culmination of Williams’s quest to get the hair into the Guinness Book of World Records. He says he didn’t set out to break the coveted record, it just happened.
One morning, Williams was “taking stock” of his nipple hair and noticed one was “really long.” Curious to see what the record was, he looked it up and found out it was only four and a half inches, considerably shorter than the hair sprouting from his own vestigal mammary gland.
Those close to Williams thought it was, well, a little odd.
“Initially, I was a little bit surprised,” said girlfriend Malika Crutchfield. “But after checking out the hair, I realized he had a shot at the record. I’m thrilled.”
The record-breaker himself remained low-key. “It’s a genetic thing,” he said with a shrug, as reporters hounded him with more questions than the beat writers who follow around Barry Bonds.
Measuring duties fell to Dr. Sagat Verma, who bent over Williams and carefully extended the strand, holding it against a tape measure. Appraising nipple growths isn’t Verma’s specialty; by day, he’s an internal medicine specialist at Wyckoff Medical Center in Bushwick.
Hair apparent: A doctor measures Doug Williams's nipple hair while a film crew documents the historic event. The hair measured 5.078 inches, breaking the Guinness Book record.

Another great accomplishment!

The following quote below is from another record holder

"Making it to Guinness World Records is indeed a special occasion for me and my family," said Radhakant. "God has been very kind to me."

To see this great accomplishment and the person that said these words click below