Crazy World: Megan Fox uses 'thumb double'...

Megan Fox employs 'thumb double'


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LONDON: Megan Fox reportedly employs a thumb double in adverts because she's desperate to hide her brachydactyly.

The gorgeous brunette, who evidently has very little else to worry about when it comes to her body, is said to be very keen to hide her clubbed fingers, which are reportedly a side effect of the genetic condition.

In the past, she is said to have enlisted a hand double to conceal her dodgy digits.

When she starred in a one-off Super Bowl ad for Motorola last year, which saw her reclining naked in a bubblebath, her hands didn't match those seen later in the commercial.

During the close-up shot of the phone, a different woman's hands were seen holding the phone, due to Megan's condition.

Bloggers took to the internet to discuss their amusement, with one writer on the Celebrity Smack blog saying: 'Did anyone else catch this? I couldn't help but chuckle when they showed a close-up of the Motorola phone and the hands holding it were definitely not Megan Fox's.'

Daredevil acrobat's spectacular tight rope mountain walk


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SWITZERLAND: One slip and he would plummet 10,000ft to the ground below.

Yet Freddy Nock too his most hair-raising stunt nonchalantly in his stride.

These stunning images show 45-year-old Freddy Nock completing his latest feat - walking more than 5,200 feet down a mountain cable car wire - without a safety net or a harness in the Swiss mountains.

Nock, a hire wire artist extraordinaire who works for a circus, undertook this latest stunt near the Swiss mountain resort of St Moritz.

Using only a balancing stick, he walked down the cable of a funicular on Mount Corvatsch - which is 9, 908 feet above sea level.

He shuffled along the cable for some 5,249 feet, starting from the mountain station - at an altitude of 10,836 feet - to the middle station, which is 8,865 feet above sea level.

Nock, who starting learning acrobatic skills at the age of four, successfully completed the walk on his second attempt, after bad weather forced him to stop earlier in the day.

He previously performed similar stunts Germany, staging a climb over the slopes of the country's highest mountain, and walking 900-metres over Lake Zurich.

'Death ray' dish has intensity of 5,000 suns...

INDIANA: A 'death ray' satellite dish that could heat objects 5,000 times the power of the sun has got internet users hot under the collar.

Eric Jacqmain, from Indiana in the US, covered an ordinary fibreglass satellite dish with 5,800 tiny mirror tiles.

When aligned correctly it can generate a spot a couple of centimetres across, with an intensity of 5,000 suns, the 19-year-old claims.

The inventor then posted the video of his invention on YouTube, with people commenting in awe of the power of the satellite.

The ray generates enough power to melt steel, vaporize aluminum, boil concrete, turn dirt into lava, and obliterate any organic material in an instant.

It stands at 5ft 9 and is 42 inches across.

'Light shines through the hole and hits the translucent plastic on the end of the pipe. All I had to do was aim the dish once and mark the spot.

'As long as the target doesn't conduct heat away too fast it will melt or vaporize just about anything eventually.

'I have vaporized before carbon, which occurs above 6,500 Fahrenheit.'

The American teenager called his invention the R5800 solar 'death ray'.

Putting it into context, just the tiny fraction of the Sun's energy that hits the Earth (around a hundredth of a millionth of a per cent) is enough to meet all our power needs many times over.

In fact, every minute, enough energy arrives at the Earth to meet our demands for a whole year - if only we could harness it properly.

Unfortunately for Jacqmain, his 'death ray' dish met it's own grisly end when it was destroyed in a shed fire.

Separated from her pet dog, 87-year-old woman ends life

LONDON: An 87-year-old dog lover in Britain has ended her life after her pet was taken away by a rescue centre, a media report said.

Former veterinary nurse Joan Mary Crowhurst was found dead on her living room floor, having taken an overdose and left a handwritten note on her mantelpiece that read:

"You stole my dog, you stole my life," the 'Daily Mail' reported.

Crowhurst had adopted Dalmatian Gemma six years ago from a rescue centre near her home in Whippingham on the Isle of Wight. In June last year, Crowhurst was hospitalised after collapsing at home and the dog was taken back to the centre, the Isle of Wight Coroner's Court heard.

Crowhurst, who kept dogs throughout her life, was in hospital and then a care home for around a month before she was allowed back to her house in Campfield Road. She killed herself two weeks later, the report said.

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