Tiger correctness

June 29, 2015 at 2:48 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Here’s why you should never drive a Maserati with a tin of paint on the back seat: “Most car insurance claims involve another vehicle accident, cracked windshields or storm damage. But one at-fault driver’s incredible misfortune led to an expensive claim after a tin of paint splattered inside his luxury Maserati vehicle when he swerved to avoid a dog in South Australia. Claims Manager for RAA Insurance Hayley Cain said the driver had left the paint on the backseat when the lid dislodged from the tin and flew through the air. ‘As the tin flew around the car like a mini tornado, the leather interior and windscreen were liberally splashed with a thick coat of white paint,’ Ms Cain said. ‘Fortunately the driver was fine, but given the extent of damage to the interior, our insurance assessors declared it a write off and we settled the claim for over $90,000.’

A Chinese challenge: “Quirky figure-testing challenges on social media have become unlikely criteria in a beauty pageant in China. Women are required to balance eggs on their collarbones and touch their navels from behind their backs for a chance to win the International Cross-strait Tourist Ambassador Competition. The touring pageant, which sees contestants from Chinese mainland and Taiwan, was in city of Jiyuan in central China on Monday, according to reports in the People’s Daily Online. Both the collarbone balance and the belly button challenges are considered as ways to show how good one’s figure is, according to Chinese internet users. For the collarbone balance, participants are expected to balance as many coins as they can on their collarbones while keeping them stacked up. In the belly button challenge, you need to try and touch your navel by reaching behind your back. The success of both challenges are intended to reveal the ideal figure. According to the original posts, the thinner you are, the more successful you will be in the challenges. A svelte figure is highly applauded in China.”

Argentine pilots fired after cabin selfies with star: “A pair of pilots got a lot more than they bargained for after letting a voluptuous star into the cockpit of their passenger plane to take photos — while it was in mid-flight. Curvaceous dancer and actress Vicky Xipolitakis posted photos on Twitter of her with both pilots, one of which was taken clearly after the plane had left the ground. The television channel TN also broadcast images of Xipolitakis, known for making semi-nude appearances, teasing the pilot and co-pilot. Footage of their mile-high hijinx also emerged, showing the model shouting: “I’m going to accelerate and will take off.” The pilots appear to think it’s all pretty hilarious. However, their boss didn’t think so. The president of Aerolineas Argentinas, the country’s largest airline, said the pilots were fired immediately after the company became aware of the incident.”

Grand old house: “An incredible 130-year-old seaside residence and invaluable relic from Sydney’s past is on the market for the first time in 60 years. Stepping through the grandiose timber doors of Coogee homestead ‘Roslyn’ is like taking a step back 130 years in time, with the pristine home essentially untouched since its 1886 construction. The magnificent ‘time capsule’, with panaromic views of Coogee Beach in Sydney’s east, is not only a sentimental, historical treasure but also proved a worthy investment for previous owner, the late Bail Burak. The eight bedroom home was bought for just £12,000 in 1955 but is expected to fetch $5 million, despite sitting on a block of only 460 square metres. The impeccable heritage-listed mansion has remained untouched by time, barely changing in 130 years – other than the charming addition of a retro 1950s kitchen. The grandiose homestead was built by British timber merchant Charles Saxton, his wife Emma and their family, according to Domain. The timber merchant certainly has left his mark on the homestead with handcrafted period details standing the test of time throughout the home.

Greatest shoal on earth: “Every year millions of sardines swim from South Africa’s Cape Point northward along the country’s east coast. The sardines have a safety-in-numbers philosophy, but these stunning pictures show that it has its flaws. They capture a feeding frenzy near Port St Johns as marine mammals and birds gorge themselves on balls of fish. The ‘Sardine Run’ is one of the greatest spectacles in the natural world. In terms of biomass the run is equal to east Africa’s world-famous great wildebeest stampede, which sees over two million of the animals head from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya in search of more verdant pastures. The shoal can be nine miles long, 130 feet deep and two miles wide – so big that it can be seen from space.”

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