Archive for July 5th, 2004

Canya Gimme Hellboy Horns?


fan gets Spock Ears

This is either the most promising sign of Chinese integration
into the developed world, or the start of a brave new wave of serious

A sci-fi fan in China has had plastic surgery to give himself ears like
Star Trek’s Mr Spock.

The young man astonished surgeons in Nanjing by telling them he wanted
alien-like pointy ears.

He told them he was bored with the shape of his ears and wanted to make
them a ‘more interesting’ shape.

Plastic surgeons tried to talk the man out of the idea but he was adamant
and the operation went ahead, the Yangtze Evening News reported.

Cosmetic surgery has boomed in popularity in China in recent years but
the operation in Nanjing is believed to be the first of its kind.


Yanks Torpedoed by Frank Japanese


He came, he ate and he conquered … again. Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi
of Japan downed a world-record 53 1/2 hot dogs in 12 minutes on Sunday,
blowing away his rivals for the fourth year in a row.

The diminutive 26-year-old Japanese, known as The Gurgitator, successfully retained
the Mustard Yellow International Belt – the World Cup of competitive eating –
at the July 4 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog event at New York’s Coney Island.

Using his trademark "Solomon technique" – breaking the wieners in half
before wolfing them down – the 167cm, 60kg Kobayashi easily surpassed his own
50 1/2-dog record, set in 2002…

from the Australian