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Nov 29, 2010

Top 10 Boxing Knockouts Of All Time

Since the beginning of the last decade, boxing has become a technical contest where the main emphasis falls on the competitive side of the sport. Despite these changes, great boxing matches are still determined by the raw power of a fighter’s punch.

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Knockouts are one of the main attractions of boxing; they are exciting moments that captivate our imagination. The idea that a single punch can turn the tide of a fight and, in some cases, transform underdogs into world champions, is what attracts the masses to this sport.

The physical force of a knockout blow is often such a shock to see that it lives with us in our memories forever. To say that a knockout is an all-time best in the sport is to say that a knockout stands out in history.

When compiling this top 10 list, we judged the knockouts in accordance with the following three key factors: the savagery of the knockout, the technique used to knock out the opponent and the historical significance of that knockout victory.

Here are the top 10 most memorable stoppages from the ring: AskMen.com

Nov 23, 2010

16 Most Expensive Vehicles Sold on eBay

ebay-carsfll2 In the recent months we have seen some of the most expensive vehicles ever sold on eBay motors. This includes our top car, the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California which just sold on October 3rd, 2010 for a price tag of $3.26 million dollars. This graphic does include some vehicles with a final sales price that leave us scratching our heads, but we’ll attempt to address.

Nov 21, 2010

Top 7 Biggest Sheerlegs In The World

Kaisho sheerleg A sheerleg is a floating crane, but compared to crane vessel it is not capable of rotating the crane separate from the ship.

There is a huge variety in sheerlegs when it comes to size and capacity. The smaller cranes start around 50 tons in lifting capacity, with the largest being able to lift over 4000 tons. The bigger sheerlegs usually have their own propulsion system and have a large accommodation facility onboard, while smaller units are a floating pontoons that need be towed to their workplace by tugboats.

Nov 17, 2010

World's Largest Wine Glass (Record set by Lebanon)

World's Largest Wine Glass (Record set by Lebanon) 02 The Largest Wine Glass Guinness World Record has been smashed by Lebanon. This Largest Wine Glass can hold an incredible one hundred bottles.

Elizabeth Smith, An adjudicator of the Guinness Book of World Records confirmed that the plexiglass vessel measured 94.48 inches (2.40 metres) in height and 65 inches (1.65 metres) in diameter.

"I'm here from London and I'm very proud to announce that Vinifest and Eventions, and Lebanon have created a new Guinness world record for the largest wine glass", said Elizabeth.

Nov 14, 2010

10 Bizarre Beauty Products for Women

tooth-jewels-logo Some women never stop bemoaning how exhausting their beauty regimen is. The hours in the salon, the endless application of makeup, the miseries of ill-fitting high heels — all these labors, we are told, are a terrible chore. Generally we just nod along, trying not to look for a fight. But after witnessing these beauty products for women, we’re inclined to agree — women have it a lot worse than men.

Nov 12, 2010

World’s Tallest Climbing Wall: The Excalibur

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Towering over 121 feet in the air (37 meters) and with an overhang of 36 feet (11 meters) the Excalibur at the Klimcentrum Bjoeks (Bjoeks Climb Center) in the town of Groningen, The Netherlands, is considered to be the tallest climbing wall in the world. As long as you don’t take into consideration mountains, cliffs or other man-made structures not specifically designed for climbing. The curved design results in sections that are easy for beginners to tackle, as well as some extremely difficult parts where experienced climbers will literally find themselves hanging.

Nov 10, 2010

World's Most Expensive Jeans

jeans_00 Undoubtedly, the most famous of Levi Strauss's inventions (followed closely by jeans shorts and jeans jackets), blue jeans have been an American staple for over 140 years. Originally developed as work clothes for miners and cowboys, jeans have since gone from durable mess clothes to a trendy fashion statement.

While a pair of Lev`s today will run you about $60, there are many other jeans companies that are much less focused on value, and much more focused on making a statement. The following are just a few of the most expensive jeans known to man.

Nov 8, 2010

The Most Complex Watch in the World: Patek Philippe Calibre 89

With 33 complications, 1728parts, and weight almost 3lbs, the Calibre 89 is no doubt the most complex watch in the world. It was created in 1989 to celebrate the 150th anniversary. There are only four available in platinum, white gold, rose gold and yellow gold.

1 Patek Philippe Calibre 89

Nov 5, 2010

The World's Fastest Rollercoaster: Formula Rossa

The World's Fastest Rollercoaster Formula Rossa Inhabitants of the UAE's capital city Abu Dhabi don't do things by halves. After all, they have gold-dispensing cashpoints, the world's tallest tower, and now... the world's fastest rollercoaster.

It's called the 'Formula Rossa' and it can reach speeds of almost 150mph, just like that, hurtling its passengers at speeds that even German Autobahn traffic cops would cock an eyebrow at.

Nov 3, 2010

World's Largest Hand-Woven Carpet

The world's largest hand-woven carpet 'Qasr al-Alam' has been designed by an Iranian artist on the order of Emir of Oman. The carpet was unveiled in Tehran on July 31, 2010.

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