Mario Balotelli is considered by a lot of people as the most “interesting” man in football if not the world. Here are some “interesting” fact about the Italian.
- Survived a usually fatal disease at birth
- £10,000 in parking fines
- Car impounded 27 times
- £300,000 fine for throwing darts at the youth team
- Won £25,000 in a casino, gave £1,000 to a tramp outside
- Rescued a child from bullying
- Threw tomatoes at some Serie A manager
Oh yes there’s more
Lowe’s and 64 other companies have pulled their ads from TLC new reality show “All American Muslim” due to pressure from the Florida Family Association. The group claims that they have sent more than 700,000 emails to advertisers. But why did they do this? what is the reasoning behind their effort? this is a quote from the letter they sent out:
All-American Muslim’ is propaganda clearly designed to counter legitimate and present-day concerns about many Muslims who are advancing Islamic fundamentalism and Sharia law… The show profiles only Muslims that appear to be ordinary folks while excluding many Islamic believers whose agenda poses a clear and present danger to the liberties and traditional values that the majority of Americans cherish.
Jimmy Kimmel did a great segmant a few weeks back when he told parents to film their kids telling them that they ate all their halloween candy. This time he asks parents to bring a stupid gift and film them opening it. It was awesome. [Youtube]
This must be the scariest video I’ve seen on YouTube. The guy struggles to get is parachute untangelled for a few thousand feet before hitting the ground but survives to tell the tale.
At 2,500 feet, my jump partner flairs his canopy causing it slow down rapidly. I entangle with it and he cuts away. Unable to fly a ball of nylon effectively, I impact a cornfield breaking my pelvis, back and neck causing instant paralysis. As I lay waiting for help, spinal shock begins to set in paralyzing my diaphragm and breathing on my own becomes impossible. Rescue breathing is performed as I lose consciousness. Paramedics arrive and I’m med-flighted to UW Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin where I awake days later after surgery and begin life as a quadriplegic. It’s taken me four and a half years to be able to watch this video.
I remember posting about Mr. Rossy last year when he tried out his new “Jet Propelled Wing” or jetpack and reaching speeds of 300 km/h in the descend.
The Jetman just attempted to fly in formation with a couple of L-39C planes for about 10 minutes and succeeded.
I want one.
This video is pretty amazing. If you thing the beginning if the video is cool, watch around the 3 min mark when the speed gets a little bumped up and then watch just past the 5 min mark to watch TGM HOLiC, the world’s best Tetris player, play the game in freaking invisible mode.
Easy -> Medium -> Hard -> Asian
I’ve got a close friend that discovered that he was color blind in his early 20’s. He had no idea that he was. And I always thought that if you were color blind that you saw things in black and white. till he was diagnosed an shed light on the matter.
So basically every conversation were his color blindness comes up goes a little something like the video.
I remember watching the Police Academy movies back in the 80’s and thinking that there is no way Sgt. Larvelle Jones (played by Michael Winslow) is really producing these sounds and it must be some lame sound effects. But to my amazement a few years later when I saw him on a stage for the first time and his whole show was making crazy sounds. The video above where Michael Winslow is his own radio station.
What made me remember Mr. Winslow is that he had a new video surface on YouTube just last week that I tweeted about, where he plays an electric guitar, drums and Led freaking Zeppelin.
Here is the original song if you are curios.[Link]