Monthly Archives: March 2011

Baby born at 9:09 on 9/9/09 weighs 9 lbs., 9 oz.

Talk about coincidence, baby boy Henry is one lucky toddler. He was born on 9/9/09 at 09:09 pm and weighed 9 lbs. 9 oz. Her parents planned the date and time for c-section but to their amazement his weight also coincided.

Baby born on 09-09-09 09.09 pm at weighs 9 lbs 9 oz

Baby Henry with his mom.

See the video interview of her mom with baby Henry below:

Giant Huntsman Spider, the Biggest Spider in the World

In terms of leg span, the Giant Huntsman spider is considered to be the biggest spider in the world. Like all huntsman spiders, it’s legs are long compared to the body, and twist forward in a crab-like fashion. A full grown adult can have a leg span of 12 inches and a body length of 2 inches.

Giant Hunstman spider (Heteropoda maxima)

The Giant Hunstman spider (Heteropoda maxima). Image via

This long-legged giant was discovered in a large cave in northern Laos in 2001. It is thought to be a cave dweller because of its pale color, long legs and special hairs on the second foot of the male. The coloration is yellowish-brown with several irregularly distributed dark spots on the rear half. The legs have wide dark bands before the first bend.

Giant huntsman spider - World's biggest spider

Giant huntsman spider carrying it’s eggs. Image via

Apart from its size, the Giant Huntsman spider can be distinguished from other species of Huntsman spiders by genital characteristics. The males’ cymbium is much longer than usual – at least three times longer than the tegulum. The female is distinguished by a characteristically shaped epigyneal field with two anterior directed bands, and the course of their internal ducts.

Woman May Have Predicted the 8.9 Japan Earthquake on YouTube

This woman talking on the video that was posted on YouTube on March 8, 2011, seem to have predicted the 8.9 Japan earthquake. See also cited the 8.8 Chilean Earthquake that happened last year as her starting point of her prediction.

Woman predicted 8.9 Japan Earthquake on YouTube

Woman predicted the 03/11/2011 Japan 8.9 Earthquake on YouTube.

This maybe is true or just plain coincidental and though she didn’t pin point the actual place, if this is in fact uploaded 3 days before the actual disaster happened is just pure unbelievable.

See the video below:

Japan Hit by Magnitude 8.9 Earthquake on 03/11/2011

Update: A woman in YouTube may have predicted this quake.

On March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC, Japan was hit by an magnitude 8.9 earthquake – only 0.6 shy of the biggest earthquake ever recorded. This massive earthquake’s epicenter was near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. It was preceded by a series of large foreshocks over the previous two days, beginning on March 9th with an magnitude 7.2 event approximately 40 km from the March 11 earthquake, and continuing with a further 3 earthquakes greater than magnitude 6 on the same day.

Japan 8.9 Earthquake on 03-11-2011

Massive fire broke after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake in Japan. Image via

The 8.9 earthquake shook the east cost of Japan for nearly a full minute. It was the biggest earthquake that ever hit Japan in over 100 years. Over a thousand is feared dead and billions in dollars in damages.

Sendai, Japan - aftermath of the magnitude 8.9 earthquake

Sendai, Japan – aftermath of the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami. Image via

Tsunami triggered by 8.9 Earthquake in Japan

Tsunami triggered by 8.9 Earthquake in Japan. Image via

The earthquake triggered a destructive tsunami that devastated the east coast of Japan. Waves up to 23 feet were recorded and flattened large area of Sendai, the city nearest the epicenter. Big waves with a speed of 560 mph race across the pacific and reach as far as California, US. Waves. The 52 countries around the epicenter were on a tsunami alert after the quake.

Rad video of the earthquake and tsunami:

Nauru, Smallest and Fattest Country in the World

The Republic of Nauru is both the smallest and fattest independent country in the world. This potato-shaped island nation has a total land area of 8.1 square miles. By car, one can circle the whole country in less than 20 minutes.

With an estimated population of less than 10,000 in 2010, 95% are overweight and 85% of men are considered clinically obese. This is due to the fatty and processed food that was imported to the country that started when the standard of living began to take off due to mining and importing of phosphate that began in the early 1900′s.

Nauru, smallest independent country in the world. Image via

This was not always this way. The original inhabitant of Nauru, who were Micronesian and Polynesian people, were hunters and gatherers. They were physically fit people whose main source of food is the sea. When large deposits of phosphates was discovered in 1900, the people’s lifestyle changes. More fatty and processed food came by ship loads. The income from the exploitation of phosphate gave Nauruans one of the highest living standards in the Pacific and the world.

Native Nauro People

Nauru fishermen with their catch of the day. Image via

Today, the government of Nauru is attempting to reverse it’s gloomy future. They are now launching a countrywide program to fight obesity that includes free exercise classes, sports program, nutrition education and national weight loss competitions.

Here’s a video report of the island country.

Julia Gnuse, Most Tattooed Woman in the World

Julia Gnuse, also known as The Illustrated Lady, is the most tattooed woman in the world according to the 2011 edition of the Guinness Record book. She has tattoos in 95% of her body, including her face – unlike Isobel Varley who has 90% of her body covered with tattoo but save her face of the ink.

Julia Gnuse - Most Tattooed Woman in the World

Julia Gnuse, showing off her tattoos and the 2011 Guinness book. Image via

Born in 1959 in Flint, Michigan, Julia developed porphyria in her 30′s, a condition in which sunlight results in blistering of the skin. To cover those blisters, she decided to get tattoos after a plastic surgeon friend suggested it. She opt for colorful tattoos which covers her scars more easily.

Though her condition has a cure, the side effect could be blindness – a risk she don’t want to take.

Now in her 50′s and a proud Guinness record holder, Julia’s said she started getting tattoos on her legs to cover the blister scars. Then moved to her stomach, arms and back and before long got addicted to it. Her tattoos range from jungle scenes, cartoons to her favourite actors.