Monday, July 4, 2011

Bubbleman breaks another world record

Let's hope he doesn't blow it: Samsam Bubbleman breaks another world record for the most bubbles in a bubble

No matter how hard you huffed and puffed you probably wouldn't be able to blow this many bubbles. But Samsam Bubbleman is a professional bubble-maker and quite used to blowing bubbles and breaking records.

The self-dubbed Bubbleologist, whose real name is Sam Heath, has broken his seventh Guinness World Record - this time for the most amount of bubbles in a bubble.

Secret: Samsam Bubbleman refuses to reveal what goes into the secret bubble formula


The latest achievement means he has broken one of his own records yet again but this time he managed to fit 56 bubbles into a bubble.

In 2006 he first broke the record by getting 49 bubbles into a bubble.He has also holds the record for the most people in a bubble and managed to cram 19 into a bubble in 2006.

More than a year later he smashed the same record but this time squeezed a staggering 50 people into a bubble while at London's Science Museum.

The father-of-two has also broken records for the longest chain of bubbles, the number of bounces a bubble can do and the largest frozen bubble.

Willy Wonka of Bubbles: Samsam creates a whopper of a bubble while out on London's Primrose Hill


'It's all about having the right bubble solution. If you have the right mixture then your tools don't matter.

Record holder: Samsam is the holder of seven Guinness World Records



Bubble epiphany: Samsam said he first realised his love of bubbles while watching one gently blowing in the breeze in 1989


Pop: Samsam Bubbleman is the world record holder for the most bubbles in a bubble - 56


Chinese Traditional Eggs - OMG

This curious Chinese delicacy of hard boiled eggs, takes a special ingredient that traditionally, only a boy, preferably under the age of 10, will supply to the recipe.

Every day, buckets of fresh urine are gathered from the schools to boil eggs in to make this much sought after treat. The eggs are first boiled with their shells on in the urine and then with the shells off for about a day and a half. I can't imagine who first come up with this idea, and why, but it so strange.

World's ugliest dog contest

Held as part of the Sonoma-Marin Fair, the World's Ugliest Dog Contest event bestowed a $ 1000 prize for top honors. In this photo, Yoda greets fans following her victory at the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma.


Handsome Hector, right, waits backstage at the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma. At left, fellow contender Icky eyes Hector, a pure bred Chinese Crested who won his division at the Sonoma-Marin Fair event


Hercules, a blind one-eyed 15-year-old pug, competes in the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma. Held as part of the Sonoma-Marin Fair, the event bestowed a $1000 prize for top honors.


Ratdog, a 14-year-old Chihuahua mix, competes in the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma. He was born deaf and toothless, but did not win the Sonoma-Marin Fair competition


A judge evaluates Yoda during the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma. The 14-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix took top honors winning $1000 and a plethora of pet perks at the Sonoma-Marin Fair


A judge evaluates Yoda during the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma. The 14-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix took top honors winning $1000 and a plethora of pet perks at the Sonoma-Marin Fair.


Yoda, the diminutive winner of the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest, squares off against a boxer named Pabst on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma. Yoda took home $1000 and a plethora of pet perks after winning the Sonoma-Marin Fair competition.


Yoda reaches out for her victory trophy after winning the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma. A a 14-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, Yoda took home $1000 and a plethora of pet perks during the event at the Sonoma-Marin Fair.


Yoda, a 14-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, prepares to compete in the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Contest on Friday, June 24, 2011, in Petaluma. The winner of the competition, hosted at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, wins $1000 dollars and other pet perks.


2011 Australian International Motor Show

Porsche Cayman R



BMW's headline act in Melbourne, the Vision EffecientDynamics concept car. The environmentally-friendly supercar accelerates as fast as a Porsche 911 but is one of the most fuel efficient cars on the road


This young car enthusiast feels the need, the need for speed


Be the first in Australasia to see the new Bentley Continental GT


Luxury off-roading with the Range Rover Evoque, already a sell out in Australia


A Subaru Liberty. Yep, that's right. Under all the spoilers and bodywork is the B4 GT300, a pure racing car developed in Japan


Subaru reveals its all-new Impreza and XV concept, two headliners in a three-car small-car strategy


The Audi R8 GT


If you saw this Lamborghini Aventedor LP700-4 skulking down a dark alley, run - fast, very, very fast


The Mercedes CLS63.


Lexus' hot new grille on the concept LF-Gh


The curvy Mazda Minagi


Mazda steps up its European styling on the Shinari concept


Hyundai's long-awaited Elantra


Hyundai's Blue2 concept, a template for future models.


Get your first glimpse of the new Audi A6


Suzuki's Alto, one of the most affordable vehicles at the show


VW's Touareg SUV.


The Fabia, one of two Skoda's on show


The Honda Civic concept


Big cat power packaged up in the $340,000 405kW XKR-5 from Jaguar


Lexus' exotic LFA


Sporty exterior of the Suzuki Swift S concept


Royal wedding in Monaco


Princess Charlene of Monaco makes her journey to Sainte Devote church after their religious wedding ceremony at the Prince's Palace of Monaco on July 2, 2011 in Monaco. The Roman-Catholic ceremony followed the civil wedding which was held in the Throne Room of the Prince's Palace of Monaco on July 1. With her marriage to the head of state of the Principality of Monaco, Charlene Wittstock has become Princess consort of Monaco and gains the title, Princess Charlene of Monaco. Celebrations including concerts and firework displays are being held across several days, attended by a guest list of global celebrities and heads of state.


Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco depart in a car from the Monaco palace after their religious wedding ceremony , Saturday, July 2, 2011.


Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco depart from the Monaco palace after their religious wedding ceremony , Saturday, July 2, 2011.


Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert Of Monaco smile as they leave the palace after the religious ceremony of the Royal Wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco to Charlene Wittstock in the main courtyard at Prince's Palace on July 2, 2011 in Monaco, Monaco. The Roman-Catholic ceremony follows the civil wedding which was held in the Throne Room of the Prince's Palace of Monaco on July 1. With her marriage to the head of state of the Principality of Monaco, Charlene Wittstock will become Princess consort of Monaco and gain the title, Princess Charlene of Monaco. Celebrations including concerts and firework displays are being held across several days, attended by a guest list of global celebrities and heads of state.


Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco depart from the Monaco palace after their religious wedding ceremony , Saturday, July 2, 2011.


Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco depart from the Monaco palace after their religious wedding ceremony , Saturday, July 2, 2011.


Monaco's Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene leave after the religious wedding ceremony at the Monaco Palace, Saturday, July 2, 2011.


Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco depart from the Monaco palace after their religious wedding ceremony , Saturday, July 2, 2011.


Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco depart from the Monaco palace after their religious wedding ceremony , Saturday, July 2, 2011.


Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco depart from the Monaco palace after their religious wedding ceremony , Saturday, July 2, 2011.


Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco depart from the Monaco palace after their religious wedding ceremony , Saturday, July 2, 2011.


Prince Albert II of Monaco looks towards his sisters Princess Caroline, right, and Princess Stephanie as him and his bride Charlene Princess of Monaco leave after their wedding ceremony at the Monaco palace, Saturday, July 2, 2011.


Invited guests standing on the main courtyard in front of the Prince's Palace watch Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco visit St. Devote Church following the religious ceremony of their Royal Wedding on July 2, 2011 in Monaco, Monaco. The Roman-Catholic ceremony follows the civil wedding which was held in the Throne Room of the Prince's Palace of Monaco on July 1. With her marriage to the head of state of the Principality of Monaco, Charlene Wittstock will become Princess consort of Monaco and gain the title, Princess Charlene of Monaco. Celebrations including concerts and firework displays are being held across several days, attended by a guest list of global celebrities and heads of state.


Princess Charlene and Monaco's Prince Albert II are watched on a big screen outside the Sainte Devote church in Monaco as they kiss after their religious wedding ceremony in Monaco Saturday July 2, 2011.


Princess Charlene and Monaco's Prince Albert II kiss outside the Sainte Devote church in Monaco after their religious wedding ceremony in Monaco Saturday July 2, 2011.


Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Princess of Monaco leave the St Devote Church after her wedding to Prince Albert II of Monaco, Saturday, July 2, 2011


A general view as Prince Albert II of Monaco and his bride Charlene Princess of Monaco have their religious wedding ceremony at the Monaco palace, Saturday, July 2, 2011.


Princess Charlene and Monaco's Prince Albert II kiss outside the Sainte Devote church in Monaco after their religious wedding ceremony in Monaco Saturday July 2, 2011.


Charlene Princess of Monaco greets the crowd as she and Prince Albert II of Monaco arrive at the St Devote Church after her wedding to Prince Albert II of Monaco, Saturday, July 2, 2011.