Saturday, July 31, 2010
Updated on MFS - Strange But True - People 15 .
Jessica Cox Female pilot without arms
Jessica Cox suffered a rare birth defect and was born without any arms.She is so adept at using her feet, she is even able to insert her contact lenses and apply makeup using only her feet. In her role as a motivational speaker, Jessica has inspired audiences across the United States.She has become the first pilot licensed to fly using only her feet. With one foot manning the controls and the other delicately guiding the steering column.Read more on MFS about this amazing young woman ,who has become an inspirational source for so many,truly she belongs to "The Salt of the Earth"!With 2 videoclips.
Posted by Will MFS at 7:35 AM
Friday, July 23, 2010
Updated on MFS - Strange But True - Places 18 .
Fort Boyard - France
Fort Boyard (pronounced phonetically : / bojar /) is a fort located between the island of Aix and the Ile d'Oleron , attached to the town of Ile-d'Aix , in the Department of Charente-Maritime .
If building a defensive system on the 'Loin Boyard "was considered from the seventeenth century , the project was not realized until well into the nineteenth century. Built to protect the harbor, the mouth of the Charente, the port and especially the great arsenal of Rochefort assaults of the British navy, it is converted into a prison a few years after its completion.
Fort Boyard is part of the arsenal of Rochefort Maritime extends throughout the estuary of the Charente - Maritime . Today it is a property of the General Council of Charente-Maritime .
The fort is the subject of a classification under the Historic Monuments since 1950.Read more about this place on MFS,with 2 videoclips.
Posted by Will MFS at 11:24 AM
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Updated on MFS - Strange But True - Things /Others 18 .
The Lluvia de Peces or Rain of Fish - Honduras.
The Lluvia de Peces or Rain of Fish is a phenomenon that has been occurring for more than a century on a yearly basis in the country of Honduras.The Rain of Fish is common in Honduran Folklore. It occurs in the Departamento de Yoro, between the months of May and July.
Witnesses of this phenomenon state that it begins with a dark cloud in the sky followed by lightning, thunder, strong winds and heavy rain for two to three hours. Once the rain has stopped, hundreds of living fish are found on the ground. People take the fish home to cook and eat them.Read more about this phenomenon on MFS,with 1 videoclip.
Posted by Will MFS at 7:08 PM
Monday, July 12, 2010
Updated on MFS - Strange But True - Things / Other 21
The Dendera zodiac.
The sculptured Dendera zodiac (or Denderah zodiac) is a widely known Egyptian bas-relief from the ceiling of the pronaos (or portico) of a chapel dedicated to Osiris in the Hathor temple at Dendera, containing images of Taurus (the bull) and the Libra (the scales). This chapel was begun in the late Ptolemaic period; its pronaos was added by the emperor Tiberius. This led Jean-François Champollion to date the relief correctly to the Greco-Roman period, but most of his contemporaries believed it to be of the New Kingdom. The now-accepted date for the relief is 50 BC, since it shows the stars and planets in the positions they would have been seen at that date. The relief has been conjectured to be the basis on which later astronomy systems were based. It is now on display at the Musée du Louvre, Paris.Read more about this zodiac on MFS,with 1 videoclip.
Posted by Will MFS at 2:59 AM
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Updated on MFS - Strange But True - People 15
Because of her syndrome Lizzie Velasquez is not able to gain weight. She is 21 years old right now and only weighs about 60 lbs. She has zero percent body fat as well. She is also blind in one eye and has limited vision in the other. It is so rare that it is -to this day- undiagnosed. There are only 3 people in the world including Lizzie who have it. Some researchers believe that there may be a link between Lizzie's syndrome and Progeria but so far this work remains speculative.Read more about this courageous young woman on MFS,with 1 videoclip.
Posted by Will MFS at 6:30 PM