Friday, October 23, 2009

848 mile golf course

Attention die-hard golfers! The world's longest golf course, spanning 848 miles, is now open!

Nullarbor Links, an 18-hole, 72-par golf course, stretches through several towns situated along the desolate Eyre Highway. Golfers play a hole in one town, then drive to the next tee which could be as far as 62 miles away.

To give golfers the "quintessential Australian experience," the course features a "somewhat rugged, outback-style, natural terrain fairway," which means there are very few manicured greens, or pristine fairways. The course could take as long as 4 days to complete.

”I think people are looking for an adventure, and an experience,” Alfie Caputo, the course's project manager, told ”This is the real Australia, it really is. They'll never play anything like this anywhere in the world.”

VIDEO: World's longest golf course opens

Thursday, October 22, 2009

2 mile long wedding veil

3rd video in :-)

Oct. 20: A woman in Lebanon claims she was married wearing the world’s longest veil. It measured 2 miles and 453 feet.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Irish police ticket Mr. Driving licence

Irish police have received an international award for their search for the country's worst motorist.

Earlier this year it emerged that officers had issued 50 driving tickets to a Mr Prawo Jazdy, which is Polish for "driving licence".

At the Ig Nobel ceremony in the US the force topped the literature category.

The prize was accepted by Karolina Lewestam, "a Polish citizen and holder of a Polish driver's licence", who is a graduate student at Boston University.

She "expressed her good wishes to the Irish police service".

The aim of the Ig Nobel awards is to honour achievements that "first make people laugh and then make them think". It is organised by the magazine Annals of Improbable Research.

Designers of a bra that turns into gas masks and a team who found that named cows produce more milk were among the other award winners.

Irish police had to send out a memo to officers in the force explaining what was behind the repeat offender.

"Prawo Jazdy is actually the Polish for driving licence and not the first and surname on the licence," read a letter from June 2007 from an officer working within the Garda's traffic division.

"Having noticed this, I decided to check and see how many times officers have made this mistake.

"It is quite embarrassing to see that the system has created Prawo Jazdy as a person with over 50 identities."

The officer added that the "mistake" needed to be rectified immediately and asked that a memo be circulated throughout the force.