Crazy Art Of McCain And Obama Onto Bread !

The face of U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is seen on a loaf of bread October 30, 2008 at Feel Good Bakery in Alameda, California. With the election less than one week away, the feel good bakery is making loaves of bread with stencils of the presidential candidates faces. Bakery owner Rick Kellner says the Obama loaves are outselling the McCain loaves 8 to 1.

The likeness of presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) is seen on a loaf of bread.

Baker Julien Wagner puts two loaves of bread into an oven with stencils of presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) and U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) October 30, 2008 at Feel Good Bakery in Alameda, California.

The faces of U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) are seen on a loaves of bread at Feel Good Bakery in Alameda.

Baker Julien Wagner stencils the likeness of presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) on a loaf of bread at Feel Good Bakery in Alameda, California. With the election less than one week away, the feel good bakery is making loaves of bread with stencils of the presidential candidates faces. Bakery owner Rick Kellner says the Obama loaves are outselling the McCain loaves 8 to 1.

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Best Faces Of Meltdown

Choking stocks ... a trader gestures on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange , as stocks took a nosedive in reaction the rejection of the $700 billion rescue package.

Scorn losses ... trader Alana Muschong gestures as she works in the S&P 500 futures trading pit at the CME Group in Chicago.

Thumbs down ... share trader Thomas Holler gives his forecast on share price development on the trading floor of the Frankfurt stock exchange.

First pinch ... a broker looks up from the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Wall Street plunged 370 points after investors saw an unexpected contraction in the service sector, signalling a recession.

Shizen houzen ... a German broker reacts at the stock exchange in Frankfurt. European stock markets fell again as a result of the US financial crisis.

Fingers crossed ... keeping hope, brokers work on the floor of the Brazilian Mercantile and Futures Exchange in Sao Paulo. Brazil's main stock index plummeted more than 10 per cent in early trading after steep declines in Asia, Europe. Other Latin America markets fell sharply as well.

'How can this be?' ... an onlooker reacts as he watches stock prices fall on a screen on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai.

Slim pickings ... brokers work on the trading floor in Indonesia Stock Exchange in Jakarta. Indonesian shares rebounded 6.4 per cent on October 14, in line with stronger stock prices in the US.

Oh gosh ... a broker reacts as he works on the floor of the Brazilian Mercantile and Futures Exchange in Sao Paulo .

Thinking, thinking ... a trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange looks up at the opening numbers .

'Tell me I'm dreaming' ... trader Christopher Morie works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Holy $%#! ... a share trader reacts to share price development at the Frankfurt stock exchange.

Lost hope ... a trader rubs his eyes as he pauses outside the New York Stock Exchange following the end of the trading session.

Major pains ... a Saudi trader reacts in to the market crash. Officials said the oil-rich Kingdom is facing no liquidity problem and ruled out any negative effect on its economy from the global credit crisis.

Long faces ... a trader rubs his face while working on stock exchange.

Shock horror ... trader Bradley Silverman watches the numbers as he works on the New York Stock Exchange floor.

Brother where art tho? ... traders work on the main floor of the BM&F Bovespa stock exchange market in Sao Paulo.

Come on' ... a trader hopes it all will pay off as he watches the screens on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Deep breaths ... specialist Robert Tuccillo tries to slow it down, as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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World's Most Bizzare Pain - Proof Man

Meet the man who ran away from the circus to become a lawyer - Eak the Geek!
For the average law student, the thought of spending time sleeping on a bed of nails rather than revising for your bar exams might sound like lunacy. But Eduardo Arrocha – a first year student at the Thomas M Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan – is anything but average.

Better known as Eak The Geek, for 15 years the 45-year-old tattooed wonder was a performer at the Coney Island Circus Sideshow in New York, under the monikers The Pain-Proof Man and The Man Who Tattooed His Face Like Outer Space. His act involved walking on broken glass or inviting audience members to stand on his chest while he was sandwiched between two beds of nails, and these incredible skits were punctuated by poetry readings and lectures on the importance of diversity.

But Eak’s ditched his life on stage in favour of the classroom. And armed with a bachelor’s degree from New York’s Marymount College, he’s packed up his bed of nails and moved to the land of the Great Lakes to pursue a brand new career.

The first term at law school is intense for any student – but in addition to the typical rigours of classes and studying, Eak has endured instant celebrity status and the stares of his fellow pupils.

“It was hard at first because I got way too much attention,” he says. It was inevitable that people in a blue-collar town would be interested in someone with tattoos of stars and planets covering his face. The local paper made sure everyone noticed Eak by running a front-page story the moment he hit town. Some students already knew Eak from Coney Island, but it still took time for the shock to wear off.

“Going to the mall was strange at first,” he says. “The people in Lansing had never seen anybody like me. They freaked out! They weren’t nasty – just really shocked.”

Eak’s career is now firmly in the legal field. When he first considered law school, he assumed his tattoos would prevent him from making the leap to academia. However, he later realised his galaxy of ink gave him an opportunity to do something unique.

“If you’re as tattooed as I am, you’re not really a trailblazer in the sideshow,” Eak explains. “If you look the way I do, it’s no surprise you do that kind of work. That’s what people expect. But if you look like me and you’re in law school, then that’s a real surprise.”

In fact, changing that perception might be a bigger victory than any he’ll achieve in the courtroom. Once he qualifies and begins to practice as the world’s most tattooed lawyer,Eak would like to work with the alternative community and offer representation for business or housing needs. “In New York you meet so many weird-looking people who are incredibly successful, but aren’t part of the mainstream,” he says. “They get snubbed a lot.”

But first he’ll need to get through the rest of law school, which will be a daunting task unlike any other he’s faced: “It makes the sideshow look like a piece of cake. It’s the most bizarre thing I’ve ever done in my life. Now I tell people I went from one freakshow to another.”

In short : You must be thinking  about that this guy belongs in a circus!” And he actually was a part of the Coney Island Circus Slideshow, in New York, where he was known as Eak the Geek, The Pain-Proof Man or The Man Who Painted His Face Like Outer Space. His acts included walking on broken glass, or asking people to walk over him as he was sandwitched between two beds of nails.

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Amazing Wedding Marathon

A true wedding marathon took place last week in the small Republic of Artsakh, internationally known as Nagorno-Karabakh.

The fact that they are living in a territory disputed between Azerbaijan and Armenia, didn’t stop the inhabitants of this country to prove their independence by organizing a wedding marathon.

700 pairs united their destinies in a ceremony that will go down in the record books as one of the biggest mass-weddings in history.

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World's Most Strangest Underground Smuggler's Tunnel

Hundreds of Gaza merchants throng around the border area of Rafah every day to pick up merchandise coming to Gaza from Egypt via subterranean passages.

Gaza's markets are seriously lacking in merchandise due to strict Israeli restrictions on what the country may and may not import. Goods are dropped into and received from the underground network via elaborate pulley systems.

They are then carried down the length of the 1,000 metre tunnels. The network operators have the ability to handle all sorts of products including fuel, computers and clothes.

Underground livestock smuggling has increased dramatically ahead of Eid Al-Adha, a day when Muslims the world over slaughter animals and feed the poor to seek God's forgiveness. The tunnels also ferry people who cannot leave or enter Gaza, but no one may smuggle arms or drugs through the tunnels.

After travelling through the underground tunnel, the frightened cattle is sold, making a heavy profit for those who risk their lives in the dangerous tunnels. Palestinian officials say at least 45 workers have died this year because of cave-ins.

Hamas, which seized control of Gaza in 2007, see the tunnels as an act of defiance against Israel. They, therefore, endorse them and it is even claimed that taxes are imposed upon the underground routes.

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World's Most Strange Species - Geoducks !


They are definitely not "ducks", nor do they have any relation to "geo"-logy. In fact, they seem alien enough to be "from Mars" and, for all I know, possess a malign intelligence.

They are found mostly around Pacific Coast of the US and Canada, and in Japan they seem to serve as inspiration for "manga" of certain tentacled variety.

Modern biologists easily classify it as large saltwater clam, a bivalve mollusk with a huge "neck", or a "siphon". How huge, you'll ask? Up to two meters in length.

Deep Diggers of the Depths : Even their name is wrong, because it's pronounced "GOOEY duck". You'd think an epithet "gooey" would seem more appropriate for this bizarre creature, but it's not gooey in any sense. The name comes from a misspelling of "gweduc" (a native word), which means to "dig deep". Also, the "Elephant Trunk Clam" monicker fits them quite well.

You'd need to hook up with your buddy to dig them out, especially if you're going to use the "hold-breath" method. It's not so easy to spot the protruding siphon, either.

Sometimes they are confused with "piddocks", which are smaller mollusks.

But once spotted, they can't escape you, or dig further down. In fact, the body of an adult geoduck remains in one spot for its entire life. Sea stars would nibble at them, but once they bury themselves almost a meter deep, no predators can get at them - so they end up living REALLY long.

Old and Wise : Treat them with respect. They'll outlive any of you - they get up to 160 years old . It's the second longest-living organism on Earth (after giant tortoises, which can live almost 200 years). As they grow, they accumulate rings on their shell, much like a tree does.

The average adult geoduck that you'll likely to meet will be the same age as you - 25 to 50 years old, but it hardly has the same experiences as you are, being buried all its life in one spot.

Here is a good-sized geoduck on display in a curiosity shop in Seattle.

"Their large, meaty siphon are prized by some for its savory flavor and crunchy texture." It is a delicacy in Asia, each costing $200 - $300, so if you ever considered opening a private geoduck farm... be also ready to deal with their reputation to increase the "male potential".

The average female produces up to 5 billion eggs in her lifetime. Here is a picture of a bunch of geoduck-like mollusks clinging to a log of wood in Ardmore.

Geoduck is an official mascot for the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington - which also has a (very appropriate) motto. "Let It All Hang Out".

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