Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Make Ajay Devgn 'manly' without injections & steroids

Make Ajay Devgn `manly` without injections & steroidsThat was the brief Rohit Shetty gave to help achieve Devgn's tough-as-nails look in 'Singham'

To achieve his beefy look in Rohit Shetty's Singham, Ajay Devgn worked on looking "manly". Says the director, "We've tried to achieve for AJ the physique of a man who could bash up 20 people, if he so wished. It's not a six-pack look. Anybody can achieve that with injections and steroids. 

The manliness has to come through as he plays a tough cop who is from a village on the Maharashtra-Goa border. It is a raw action film filled with hand-to-hand combat scenes, something one rarely gets to see in movies in this day and age of high-tech gadgetry. Ajay's trainer Prashant Sawant is putting him through the paces."

Adds Prashant, "We trained for three months. Ajay plays a very tough cop. He needed to look the part by losing weight, developing more cuts on his body and appear more lean and muscular.

After training daily for a hour and a half, I oversaw his diet and made sure he maintained a high-protein low-carb diet every three hours. I then had him do a rigorous combination of weights and circuit super sets that incorporated all techniques including pushups and pull-ups."

Ask the trainer if it took time for Ajay to build this physique and pat comes the reply, "It didn't take him much time, Ajay has a great body and he has always been a fitness freak. It's not difficult for him to maintain it." 


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Tight-fisted Akki throws a lavish party for Deepika, John

Tight-fisted Akki throws a lavish party for Deepika, JohnAkshay Kumar throws party for 'Desi Boyz' unit at exclusive club-lounge in London; picks up tab

In B-Town circles, Akshay Kumar may be perceived as being quite tight-fisted with money. He disproved this theory by throwing a lavish wrap-up party for Desi Boyz cast-and-crew last night. 

Sushi treat

The bash was at one of London's most exclusive lounge-bars Nobu, where you can find the finest sushi dishes in the city. 

Says a unit source, "It is one of the most expensive and exclusive restaurants in London. Yesterday was the last day of the Desi Boyz schedule in London. 

Normally, the producers throw a wrap-up party after a schedule ends but Akshay told the producers (Eros) that he was so happy with the way that the entire London schedule went by that he wanted to throw a huge party for the cast and crew."

The source adds that co-stars John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Akshay's close friends Farah Khan and Sajid Nadiadwala (who are also in London on work) attended the party along with director Rohit Dhawan.

The source continues, "Akshay told producer Krishika Lulla that he loved the way Rohit has shot the film. It was a 40-day schedule and throwing a party for everyone was AK's way of showing his appreciation. He invited everybody -- from the spot boys to all the unit hands and took care of them all personally."

Missed it

Says Krishika, "Akshay said he wanted to throw the party himself. He wanted me to join too but I had to stay back in Mumbai for work. Though I missed the bash, I will make sure he throws another party for me in Mumbai! I have known Akshay from his first movie. He's the one motivated me to lose weight. He's like a big brother to me." 


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Why Kareena Kapoor uses the 'size zero' netbook only?

Why Kareena Kapoor uses the `size zero` netbook only?Refuses to shoot unless the netbook she endorses is used and represented in her next film

Kareena Kapoor believes in putting her money where her mouth is. The actress recently took her role as brand ambassador for a 'size zero' netbook (mini laptop) a tad too seriously.

Says a source, "Bebo loves the product and has one in every colour. She carries one to every shoot and is often seen working on it. In her upcoming film Atul Agnihotri's Bodyguard, she plays a management student who does all her studies using her laptop. As such, she is required to use one in every scene."

When a netbook of another make was given to her, she threw a fit and refused to shoot. She even went as far as to insist that the 'size zero' netbook be used in all her scenes in the film."

Kareena confirms, "It's true that I am very particular about my role as brand ambassador and have used the 'size zero' netbook for all my scenes in Bodyguard. I believe in my brand and wanted to represent it on screen as well."


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Deepika's hot skirt to benefit Salman! Why did Ash allow it?

Deepika`s hot skirt to benefit Salman! Why did Ash allow it?Abhishek Bachchan starrer picks Salman Khan's NGO as beneficiary of auction of film costume. PS: Why didn't Ash axe the connection?

Deepika Padukone's skirt goes under the hammer online. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Salman Khan's NGO Being Human. 

Coincidentally, in the film she wears the garment in, is Abhishek Bachchan starrer, Dum Maaro Dum. And AB Jr is married to Sallu's ex Aishwarya Rai. 

Says a source, "Producer-director Rohan Sippy came up with the idea of auctioning the skirt online, through the film's official website with support being provided by a portal that auctions film memorabilia.

The beneficiary was discussed and the choice was unanimous -- Being Human. They feel it has been involved in some exceptional charity work. " 

Why Deepika's skirt? "While on a nationwide tour, the DMD team is discovering that while the track itself is being criticised, there is great excitement over the costume that Deepika wears in the music video.

There is a huge demand for it, " reveals the source. 

Rohan Sippy says, "We are all surprised by the reaction to Deepika's look in the track. We decided to auction it for charity. "

Anushka Manchanda has crooned for the DMD title track Mit Jaaye Gham song that Pritam Chakraborthy composed. 

Today's Gal!

Says designer Anahita Shroff Adjania, who was responsible for Deepika's look in the film, "We wanted today's girl at a rave -- barefoot, dancing on the sand, wearing anklets and a white dress. 

Deepika's blouse made of stretch lycra, looks like a choli and is cut in such a way that the back looks bare. The skirt moves like a subtle shimmer as there are pieces of metal sheeting in it along with chiffon and is attached to a leather band. 

Inside, she's wearing a tiny sequined hotpants cut very high. She has a tattoo and feathers in her hair to give her a beach-grunge look. "


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Preeti Desai Topless: Fake or Real?

Preeti Desai Topless: Fake or Real?That's what newbie actress and beauty pageant winner Preeti Desai calls the topless pics of her, doing the online rounds

It's a malaise most actresses have to put up with. Everyone from Katrina Kaif to Mallika Sherawat has claimed to be a victim of doctored pictures that see them in several states of undress.

Newbie Preeti Desai (who made news for being Abhay Deol's girlfriend) and who makes her debut in Shor In The City, is distraught to learn that topless pictures of her were circulating online today.

The newbie has been claiming that the pictures are morphed and that she never posed for these pictures "There is a lot of rubbish on the internet. I don't think people are gullible to believe everything they read or see! I'm not going to waste time commenting on silly things like this!" she says.

Preeti would rather talk about her role in SITC. "I play Shalmili opposite Sendhil Ramamurthy's character Abhay (Sendhil), who is going through a bad phase after moving back to the city. She shows him the city through her eyes and the city comes alive for him."

Preeti who?

Preeti Desai is a model and actress and was Miss Great Britain 2006. She made history by becoming the first woman of colour to ever win the title. 


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Tuesday, 19 April 2011

These pictures are just priceless!

God gives the very best to those who leave the choices to Him.

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10 top visa easy holidays

cuba-dive in Indonesia, explore a scenic island in Korea, visit historic spots in Jordan... Take a spur of the moment vacation to exotic destinations that offer visa on arrival. 

1 The Maldives

Set in a turquoise sea, the Maldives is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. With over 1,000 islands, this is truly a beach lover's haven, and so beautiful that you will not want to leave in a hurry. The weather is perfect, the beaches divine, the people are friendly and the resorts stunning. With exclusive resort islands, the one thing you won't have to worry about is how to pass your time. Most resorts offer a range of daily excursions and activities including diving, snorkelling, fishing, kayaking, and island picnics.
2 Jordan

Be it in the quiet of the desert in Wadi Rum or the cacophony of Amman, it is easy to be mesmerised by the history and beauty of this country. A day trip from Amman will take you to Madaba (famed for its mosaics), Mount Nebo, and the site on the Jordan River where tradition holds that Jesus was baptised. A three-hour road journey from Amman will pass in a blur of sand and phosphate factories, until you arrive at the town of Wadi Musa, the tourist hub for the ancient city of Petra.
3 Kenya

While holidaying in this African country, a safari will obviously be high up on your list. A visit to Masai Mara National Reserve, the most popular national park is a must. Go for a dusk safari to sight numerous animals like zebras, impalas and elephants. In a matter of hours you could be up close with the lions. Kenya is also known as one of the top five birdwatching destinations in the world. Besides the wildlife reserves, the country also has some spectacular lakes such as Lake Victoria, and mountains where you can head for a trekking expedition.
4 Laos

Mist-shrouded mountain peaks, jungle-clad valleys, wildlife, Buddhist culture--this is Laos for you. A 100-km drive north from the bustling capital, Vientiane, to Vang Vieng, an area in the mountains noted for its limestone caves and landscape, will take you through tropical Asian countryside with its lush green vegetation. At Vang Vieng, you can explore the caves. For trekkers, the far northern provinces of Phongsali, Luang Nam Tha and Udomxai offer exciting possibilities and adventures.
5 Fiji Islands

Whether you choose to relax on white sand beaches soaking up the sun, ride a banana boat, scuba dive at a world famous diving location like Great Astrolabe Reef and Rainbow Reef, surf the reef breaks or walk through abundantly lush tropical rainforests, there are a myriad ways to enjoy Fiji. With 333 islands, this destination would be a perfect holiday for water babies. From Nadi, where the international airport is located, you can opt for a cruise which will whisk you to a new beach each day. Stop by at Monuriki, the island where the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away was filmed.
6 Indonesia

From the incredible landscapes of Mount Bromo and the Ijen volcano in Java, where you can go for trekking, to the enchanting World Heritage Site of Borobudur Temple, and the beautiful beaches of Bali and Lombok, you will be spoilt for choice while deciding where to holiday in Indonesia. The country has much to offer with plenty of islands, each with its own culture and landscape. Indonesia also has some of the best places to go scuba diving such as Raja Ampat, Tulamben and Bali.
7 Jeju Island, Korea

The scenic beauty--waterfalls, cliffs, caves, and beaches--have made this volcanic island, off the southern coast of South Korea, a hot favourite with tourists and honeymooners. An important feature of Jeju is Hallasan, the tallest mountain in the country and a dormant volcano rising 1,950m above sea level. Seogwipo is a good central location to stay, and tour different areas of the island. There are many day trip options from here to Sangumburi Crater, Manjang Lava Cave, Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, also known as Sunrise Peak, for its gorgeous views and the Jeju Folk Village.
8 Cambodia

Start your Cambodian experience with a city tour of its capital, Phnom Penh. A visit to the Royal Palace would enchant you as it is replete with ornately decorated palatial buildings, manicured gardens and the silver pagoda. Your next port of call should be Angkor, a city famed for its huge temple complex, Angkor Wat, built in A.D. 1150. This is the epitome of the classical style of Khmer architecture and has become a symbol of Cambodia. The exteriors look spectacular and the first sight of the five towers reflected in the moat will take your breath away.
9 Seychelles

Picture this... crystal clear water in a million shades of turquoise, sedately lapping onto white sand beaches; enormous pink granite boulders peppering the shoreline, and swaying palm trees at the granite peaks. You can base yourself at the capital city, Victoria, and plan your other day trips from here. For your first snorkelling trip, board a catamaran and head out to Cerf Island. Valle de Mai in Praslin is a World Heritage Site because of the coco de mer trees that grow exclusively here, supposed to be the world's largest nuts. From Mahe, you can take a helicopter ride or hop on to boat for a ride to La Digue Island, the most pristine island here.
10 Mauritius

Cultural diversity, clear aqua blue water, palm-fringed beaches... that is Mauritius. Pereybere beach in the north and Ile aux Cerfs in the east are ideal beaches for swimming and snorkelling, in this picturesque island. Take time out to visit Chameral village, famed for the different colours of rocks--blue, green, red and yellow--spread out before you. These are believed to be the result of uneven cooling of molten rock. Scuba diving is cheap in this part of the world. Do keep a day aside for shopping at Port Louis, also home to restaurants that offer great seafood.

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Surprising Reasons Why People Wake Up Tired

1. You sleep poorly and wake with a bad taste in your mouth.

What it's a symptom of: "Morning mouth" can be a signal of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or asymptomatic heartburn. Recent sleep studies have shown that up to 25 percent of people who report sleeping poorly without a diagnosed cause have sleep-related acid reflux. But because they don't have obvious heartburn symptoms, they're unaware of the condition.
How it interrupts sleep: Acid reflux causes the body to partially awaken from sleep, even when there are no symptoms of heartburn. The result of this "silent reflux" is fitful, uneven sleep, but when you wake up digestion is complete and you can't tell why you slept poorly.
What to do: Follow treatment suggestions for heartburn, even though you aren't experiencing classic heartburn symptoms: Don't eat for at least two hours before hitting the sack, and avoid acid-causing foods in your evening meals. (Alcohol, chocolate, heavy sauces, fatty meats, spicy foods, citrus fruits, and tomatoes all contribute to heartburn and acid reflux.) Some doctors also recommend chewing gum before bed, because it boosts the production of saliva, which neutralizes stomach acid.
Certain medications, particularly aspirin and other painkillers, are hard on the stomach and esophageal lining, so don't take them just before bed.
Sleep studies have shown that sleeping on the left side reduces symptoms, and sleeping on the right side causes them to worsen because acid takes longer to clear out of the esophagus when you're on your right side. If you prefer to sleep on your back — a position that can increase reflux — elevating your head and shoulders can help.
Losing weight can do wonders to banish heartburn and acid reflux. And if all else fails, try taking an over-the-counter antacid.

2. You toss and turn or wake up often to use the bathroom.

What it's a symptom of: Nocturia is the official name for waking up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. The National Sleep Foundation estimates that 65 percent of older adults are sleep deprived as a result of frequent nighttime urination. Normally, our bodies have a natural process that concentrates urine while we sleep so we can get six to eight hours without waking. But as we get older, we become less able to hold fluids for long periods because of a decline in antidiuretic hormones.
How it interrupts sleep: For some people, the problem manifests as having to get up to use the bathroom, and then being unable to get back to sleep. Once middle-of-the-night sleeplessness attacks, they lie awake for hours. But for others the problem is more subtle; they may sleep fitfully without waking fully, as the body attempts to send a signal that it needs to go.
What to do: Start with simple steps. Don't drink any liquids for at least three hours before going to bed. This includes foods with a lot of liquid in them, like soups or fruit. Lower your coffee and tea consumption; the acids in coffee and tea can irritate the bladder. Don't drink alcohol, which functions as a diuretic as well as a bladder irritant.
Go to the bathroom last thing before getting in bed and relax long enough to fully empty your bladder. It's also important to get checked for conditions that cause urination problems. Guys, this means getting your prostate checked. Inflammation of the prostate, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPN), and prostate tumors can all cause frequent urination. In women, overactive bladder, urinary tract infections, incontinence, and cystitis are common causes of urinary problems.
Diabetes can also cause frequent urination, so if you haven't been tested for diabetes recently, see your doctor. Certain drugs such as diuretics and heart medications can contribute to this problem; if that's the case, talk to your doctor about taking them earlier in the day. A prescription antidiuretic can cut down on nighttime urination if all else fails and there's no underlying issue.

3. Your jaw clicks, pops, or feels sore, or your teeth are wearing down.

What it's a symptom of: Teeth grinding, officially known as bruxism, is a subconscious neuromuscular activity. Bruxism often goes on without your being aware of it; experts estimate that only 5 percent of people who grind their teeth or clench their jaws know they do it until a sleep partner notices the telltale sound or a dentist detects wear on the teeth. Jaw clenching is another form of bruxism, except you clench your teeth tightly together rather than moving them from side to side. Jaw clenching can be harder to detect than grinding, but one sign is waking with pain or stiffness in the neck.
How it interrupts sleep: Bruxism involves tensing of the jaw muscles, so it interferes with the relaxation necessary for deep sleep. And if you're fully grinding, your body is engaged in movement rather than resting.
What to do: See a dentist. If you don't have one, dental schools often offer low-cost dental care provided by students supervised by a professor. A dentist can look for underlying causes, such as problems with your bite alignment, and can prescribe a mouth-guard-type device such as a dental splint. If jaw clenching is your primary issue, there are specific dental devices for that.
Experts also suggest giving up gum chewing during the day, because the habitual chewing action can continue at night. Some people who grind their teeth have experienced relief from botox injections to the jaw muscle. Others have had success using a new biofeedback device called Grindcare, approved by the FDA in 2010.

4. You move all over the bed or wake tangled in the covers.

What it's a symptom of: That kind of movement indicates restless leg syndrome or a related problem, periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD).
How it interrupts sleep: Doctors don't know exactly what causes these sleep movement disorders, but they do know they're directly related to a lack of deep, restful, REM sleep. The restlessness can prevent you from sinking into deep sleep, or a muscle jerk can wake or partially rouse you from deep sleep.
What to do: See a doctor to discuss your symptoms and get a diagnosis, which may also involve looking for underlying conditions related to restless leg syndrome or PLMD. Diabetes, arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, anemia, thyroid disease, and kidney problems can all contribute to restless leg syndrome and PLMD. Make sure to tell your doctor about any medications you're taking; a number of medications, including antidepressants, antihistamines, and lithium, can cause restless leg syndrome as a side effect.
You can also try making dietary changes to make sure you're getting enough iron and B vitamins, particularly folic acid, since iron and folate deficiency have been linked to restless leg syndrome. Red meat, spinach, and other leafy greens are good sources of both nutrients, but you may want to take supplements as well. If your doctor diagnoses restless leg syndrome or PLMD, medications used to treat Parkinson's can relieve symptoms by eliminating the muscle jerks. Your doctor may also prescribe medication to help you sleep more deeply, with the idea of preventing the involuntary movements from keeping you in light sleep.

5. You wake up with a dry mouth or horrible morning breath.

What it's a symptom of: Mouth breathing and snoring both disrupt sleep by compromising breathing. Look for drool on your pillow or in the corners of your mouth. If you have a partner, ask him or her to monitor you for snoring, gasping, or overloud breathing.
How it interrupts sleep: Mouth breathing and snoring can interrupt sleep because you're not getting enough air to fully relax. Severe snoring — particularly when accompanied by gasps or snorts — can also indicate a more serious problem with obstructed breathing during sleep.
What to do: Train yourself to breathe through your nose. Try snore-stopping nose strips, available over the counter at the drugstore, or use saline nasal spray to irrigate your nasal passages. Experiment with sleep positions; most people have a tendency to snore and breathe through their mouths when sleeping on their backs. Use pillows to prop yourself on your side, or try the tennis ball trick: Put a tennis ball in the back pocket of your pajama bottoms (or attach it some other way), so it alerts you when you roll over.
If you typically drink alcohol in the evening, try cutting it out. Alcohol, a sedative, relaxes the muscles of the nose and throat, contributing to snoring. Other sedatives and sleeping pills do the same thing, so avoid using anything sedating. Alcohol also can trigger snoring in two other ways: It makes you sleep more deeply initially and is dehydrating.
Losing weight — even just ten pounds — can eliminate snoring, studies show. If none of these solutions work, consult a doctor to get tested for sleep-disordered breathing conditions such as apnea.

6. You sleep fitfully, feel exhausted all the time, and wake with a sore throat or neck pain.

What it's a symptom of:Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder defined as breathing interrupted by intervals of ten seconds or more. A milder sleep breathing problem is upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), in which breathing is obstructed but stops for shorter intervals of under ten seconds. The number of people who have sleep apnea and don't know it is astounding; experts estimate that 20 million Americans have sleep apnea, and 87 percent of those are unaware they have the problem. One mistaken assumption is that you have to snore to have sleep apnea. In fact, many people with apnea don't snore.
How it interrupts sleep: Obstructive sleep apnea results when the throat closes and cuts off airflow, preventing you from getting enough oxygen. UARS is similar, but it's usually tongue position that blocks air from getting into the throat. Blood oxygen levels drop, and when the brain knows it's not getting enough oxygen, it starts to wake up. This causes fitful, unproductive sleep. Weight gain is a major factor in sleep apnea, because when people gain weight they end up with extra-soft tissue in the throat area, which causes or contributes to the blockage.
What to do: See an otolaryngologist, who will examine your nose, mouth, and throat to see what's interrupting your breathing and how to fix the problem. It's also important to have your oxygen levels measured during sleep. Your doctor will likely recommend using a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device, a mask that blows air directly into your airways. Studies have shown CPAP masks to be extremely effective in treating sleep apnea. Another mask called a BiPap (Bilevel positive airway pressure device) works similarly but has dual pressure settings. Airway masks only work if you wear them, so work closely with your doctor to choose a model that's comfortable for you.
Other options include oral appliances, which change your mouth position by moving your jaw forward to open up the throat, and surgery, which aims to remove the excess tissue from the throat. Newer, minimally invasive outpatient surgical treatments include the Pillar procedure, which involves using permanent stitches to firm up the soft palate; coblation, which uses radiofrequency to shrink nasal tissues; and use of a carbon dioxide laser to shrink the tonsils.

7. You get a full night's sleep but feel groggy all the time or get sleepy while driving.

What it's a symptom of: This signals circadian rhythm problems or, more simply, getting out of sync with night and day. Irregular sleep patterns, staying up late under bright lights, working a shift schedule, using computers and other devices in bed, and having too much light in the room while you sleep can disrupt your body's natural sleep-wake cycle.
Why it interrupts sleep: The onset of darkness triggers production of the hormone melatonin, which tells the brain it's time to sleep. Conversely, when your eyes register light, it shuts off melatonin production and tells you it's time to wake up. Even a small amount of ambient light in the room can keep your body from falling into and remaining in a deep sleep. The use of devices with lighted screens is especially problematic in terms of melatonin production because the light shines directly into your eyes. This light is also at the blue end of the spectrum, which scientists believe is particularly disruptive to circadian rhythms.
What to do: Try to get on a regular sleep schedule that's not too far off from the natural cycle of night and day — and preferably the same schedule all week. (Experts recommend 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. or 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. every night, but that's just a general outline.) If you struggle with not feeling alert in the morning, go outside and take a brisk walk in daylight to feel more awake; you'll find that it's much easier to fall asleep the following night. This is also a trick experts recommend to help night owls reset their internal clocks. Force yourself to get up and get into bright light one or two mornings in a row and you'll be less likely to get that "second wind" and burn the midnight oil or experience nighttime sleeplessness.
As much as possible, banish all screens (TVs, computers, and iPads) for at least an hour before bed. Reading is much more sleep-inducing than looking at a lighted screen, but make sure your reading light isn't too bright and turn it so it doesn't shine in your eyes. Remove night-lights; if you need to get up in the middle of the night, keep a small flashlight next to your bed, being careful to turn it away from you. Check your bedroom for all sources of light, however small. Does your smoke alarm have a light in it? Put tape over it. Use an alarm clock without a lighted dial, or cover it. If your windows allow moonlight and light from streetlights to shine in, install blackout curtains or shades tightly fitted to the window frames. Don't charge laptops, phones, cameras, and other devices in your bedroom unless you cover the light they give off.

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Expensive Pets In The World!

We all love our pets, don't we? But some people are ready to pay millions for animals from a million dollar cow to DNA cloned dog. We have complied the top ten list of the most expensive pets in the world. Read ahead to find out.

1. Green Monkey – $16,000,000

Green monkey was considered to be the most expensive horse in the world. Its initial price was $16,000,000. The Green Monkey (in the picture) was purchased as a 2-year-old race horse at Calder Race Course by Demi O'Byrne. A descendant of two Kentucky Derby winners, the winner of the auction had high hopes for the young horse, but the Green Monkey flopped never won a race. The Green Monkey was officially retired on February 12, 2008 after failing to break his maiden in his three career starts.

A portion of his ownership was acquired by the same pin-hook sellers, Randy Hartley and Dean De Renzo, who originally acquired and sold him at auction in the 2006 Fasig-Tipton Calder sale. Hartley/De Renzo bought back into the horse and will partner with John Magnier.
2. Missy – $1,200,000

Missy is a three year old black and white Holsten Cow. She currently holds the record for the most expensive cow ever sold in the market. Winning the title for Grand Champion of the 2009 Western Fall National Show and being one of the best show cows in North America made her a target for buyers. Missy sold for $1.2 million in Ontario, Canada on November 11th, 2009.

3. Tibetan Mastiff – $582,000

The largest Tibetan Mastiffs can stand over 31 inches tall and the breed typically weighs over 140 lbs. The dogs can be brown, black, grey or even in some rare instances, completely white. They lack the troublesome aroma that afflicts other large dogs. In both their native Tibet and the West, they have been prized as livestock guardians and have even been reported to have killed tigers to protect their flock. The average price of a Tibetan Mastiff is $582,000 and is considered to be the third most expensive pet in the world.

The Tibetan Mastiff also known as "home guard", reflects its use as a guardian of herds, flocks, tents, villages, monasteries and palaces, much as an old English dog tied outside the home as a guardian. However, in nomad camps and villages, the dog is traditionally allowed to run loose at night to control strangers coming into village.
4. Sir Lancelot Encore – $155,000

After Edgar and Nina Otto lost their beloved dog Lancelot who died of cancer in 2008. The Florida couple welcomed Lancelot back home just a year later. Lancelot Encore is made of the same DNA that their beloved dog Lancelot was. The couple won a dog-cloning at Bio-Arts auction held in San Francisco with the impressive price tag of 155,000. Oddly enough, while being interviewed by Al Rocker on the Today Show, the couple spoke as how at just 10 weeks old, the puppy was assuming his "forebear's place of preeminence" in their place of residence.

5. White Lion Cubs – $138,000

The white lions are occasionally found in wildlife reserve in South Africa and are rare color mutation of the Kruger subspecies of lion (Panthera leo krugeri). White lions are not yet a separate subspecies and they have been said to be indigenous to the Timbavati region of South Africa for centuries, although the earliest recorded sighting in this region was 1938. It is hard to determine exactly how many white lions are there today, because they are held in captive breeding and canned hunting operations. According to Global White Lion Protection Trust estimate there are less than 300 White Lions world-wide.

6. Stag Beetle – $89,000

The stag beetle is one of the 1200 insects in the Lucanidae family known for its blood curling mandibles (antlers coming out of its head). An average stag beetles are approximately 2-3 inches in length, but the one brought into a retailer was over 3 inches in length. The Japanese breeder of the beetle was paid $89,000 on the spot for this rare creature.
7. Palm Cockatoo – $16,000

The Palm Cockatoo also known as the Goliath Cockatoo, is a large smoky-grey or black parrot of the cockatoo family. It is the only member in subfamily and the only member of the monotypic genus, Probosciger. Its unique position within the cockatoo family has been confirmed by molecular studies. The price of this palm cockatoo is generally $16,000.

The Palm Cockatoo was originally described in 1788 by German naturalist Gmelin. It is the earliest offshoot from the ancestors of what have become the cockatoo families. The Palm Cockatoo is 55–60 cm (22–24 in) in length and weighs 910–1,200 g. It is a unique bird with a large crest and has one of the largest bills of any parrots. The Palm Cockatoo also has a unique red cheek patch that changes color when the bird is excited or alarmed.
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Story of a Bronze Statue

An Indian tourist walks into a curio shop in San Francisco.

Looking around at the exotica, he notices a very lifelike, Life-sized bronze statue of a rat. It has no price tag, but is so striking he decides he must have it.

He takes it to the owner: "How much for the bronze rat?"
"Twelve dollars for the rat, one hundred dollars for the
Story,"says the owner.

The tourist gives the man twelve dollars.
"I'll just take the rat,you can keep the story."

As he walks down the street carrying his bronze rat,
He notices that a few real rats crawl out of the alleys
And sewers and begin following him down the street.
This is disconcerting; he begins walking faster.
But within a couple blocks, the herd of rats behind
Him grows to hundreds, and they begin squealing.

He begins to trot toward the Bay, looking around to see that the rats now numbered in the MILLIONS, and are still Squealing and coming toward him faster and faster.

Concerned, even scared, he runs to the edge of the Bay And throws the bronze rat as far out into the Bay as he Can. Amazingly, the millions of rats all jump into the Bay After it, and are all drowned.








The man walks back to the curio shop.

"Ah ha," says the owner, "You have come back for the story?"

"No," says the man, "I came back to see if you have a statue of an Indian politician in bronze!!

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