Sunday, July 17, 2011

20 Biggest Hotels in the World

20. Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas – 3,002 Rooms

19. The Mirage, Las Vegas – 3,044 Rooms

18. Disney´s Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter, Lake Buena Vista – 3,056 Rooms

17. Caesars Palace, Las Vegas – 3,340 Rooms

16. Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu – 3,386 Rooms

15. Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas – 3,565 Rooms

14. Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Tokyo – 3,680 Rooms

13. Circus Circus, Las Vegas – 3,774 Rooms

12. Bellagio Las Vegas, Las Vegas – 3,993 Rooms

11. Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas – 4,004 Rooms

10. Excalibur Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas – 4,008 Rooms

9. Ambassador City Jomtien, Pattaya – 4,219 Rooms

8. Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas – 4,332 Rooms

7. Luxor Las Vegas, Las Vegas – 4,408 Rooms

6. Encore Las Vegas – 4,570 Rooms

5. Wynn Las Vegas/Encore Las Vegas, Las Vegas – 4,570 Rooms

4. Asia Asia, Dubai – 6,500 Rooms

3. The Venetian, Las Vegas – 7,117 Rooms

2. MGM Grand Las Vegas, Las Vegas – 7,372 Rooms

1. Izmaylovo, Moscow – 7,500 Rooms

Mark Dumas's Best Friend - A Polar Bear

Mark Dumas plays with a 16-year-old polar bear named Agee at his home in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.

Mark has an intimate bond with Agee, and wrestles on the grass with her, kissing her, and putting his head in her huge jaws.

The fearless 60-year-old bear handler even goes for dip in his swimming pool where he and Agee enjoy a watery cuddle together.

Mark and his wife Dawn have owned Agee since she was six weeks old and the colossal mammal even lived in their home as a cub where she played with the family dogs and was bottle fed.

Mark and Dawn train the 60-stone (800lb) friendly beast - the world's largest land predator - to star in TV adverts. She has even performed in movies like 'Alaska' in 1995 when she was just a few weeks old.

Mark said: "If anyone else tried this they'd end up as Agee's dinner. The only people she likes are me and my wife Dawn."

Mark has trained various animals for many films, including Best in Show, Alien vs. Predator: Requiem and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.... etc.

Artistic Subway Station in Stockholm

The Stockholm subway system is said to be the longest art exhibition in the world - 110 kilometers in length. Traveling by subway is like traveling through an exciting story that extends from the artistic pioneers of the 950's to the art experiments of today. Over 90 of the 100 subway stations in Stockholm have been decorated with sculptures, mosaics, paintings, installations, engravings and relief by over 150 artists. It's a part of a long tradition of public art for public transport.