Sunday, June 3, 2012

World's Strongest Boy - Richard Sandrak

Richard Sandrak, also known as Little Hercules was born in April 15, 1992 and is a Ukrainian-born, American bodybuilder, martial artist and actor, renowned for his physique at an extremely young age. He is probably best known for his appearance in the documentary The World's Strongest Boy, which has been shown on several TV channels across the world, and for his dedication to bodybuilding

A remarkable story of a young child who by the age of six had a stomach so firm and so toned that he had, not a six-pack but, an eight-pack. Richard moved to the USA when he was two years old with his parents, Pavel and Lena, from the Ukraine for a better life.

Pavel, A World Martial Arts Champion and Lena, an Aerobics competitor, soon realized, or perhaps, soon decided that Richard would/could be a child prodigy. They began his training at the age of two with light exercises and martial arts skills. This progressed over the next few years to quite intense body-building work outs. Richard trained continuously and attained a truly remarkable physique.

Richard was put in touch with Frank and Sherry Goggin-Giardina, body-building, fitness and nutritional experts with the marketing clout to get Richard known. Frank and Sherry produced a healthy fitness program for the boy to follow and soon he was lifting 180 pounds. He continued to train in martial arts and by age eight had the strongest kicks and fastest punches in the world.

His ability to bench press heavy weights, as well as his training regimen, have made him known in the media of many nations as " The Strongest Boy in the World " have worked to get him a career in movies, much like Sandrak's idol, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the family even launched a line of supplements featuring his picture on the packaging that Richard himself promoted ( They caused controversy in the documentary he is in, as Sandrak's trainer at the time believed that his father was putting steroids in the supplements ).

Now, Richard Sandrak said he still works out, but due to growing up the world had lost interest in him. Anyway take a look at some more stunning photos of the Strongest Boy in the world...

World's Most Tattooed Woman - Julia Gnuse

Julia Gnuse - nicknamed the ' illustrated lady ' - has 95 per cent of her body covered in ink, ranging from jungle scenes and cartoons to her favorite actors.

Miss Gnuse, from California, got her first tattoo 20 years ago and when she was 35, she started getting tattoos on her legs after developing a skin condition called porphyria, which causes the skin to blister when exposed to sunlight and became addicted to body art after first getting tattoos on her legs.

She then turned her attention to her stomach, arms and back and before long was addicted to body art. In an interview, Miss Gnuse said although the ink did not stop her skin from blistering, it covered up the scars and allowed her to be exposed to the sun.

'I did this for the reason of covering scarring from the blisters. They get as deep as three degree burn,' she said.

'I had a friend who is a plastic surgeon, who suggested tattooing my skin the same color to the scarring that I had, seeing if we can match my just pale-looking skin that I had.'

'That didn't work. We tried it. It was very difficult to match that. So I had the idea of a colorful tattoo, then I got hooked. I got addicted.'

Miss Gnuse said there was medication available for her condition, but said taking it could have placed her at risk of blindness. When she unveiled her tattoos at a BookExpo in New York, she said that every one of her designs had been created by the same tattoo artist. And her most favorite was Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz and she have the full chocolate scene on her back, on the lower part of her back.

What began as a bid to cover up a nasty skin condition has resulted into a Guinness World Record for an American who has been named the most tattooed woman in the world. Take a loot at some more photo of this weird women...

World's Most Dangerous and Controversial Zoo - Lujan Zoo in Argentina

This controversial zoo in Argentina allows tourists to have extremely close encounters with some of the most dangerous predators in the world.

Here at the Lujan Zoo near Buenos Aires visitors can ride lions, cuddle bears, stroke tigers and feed cheetahs. Cages are accessible to everyone who paid $50 and signed the paper saying that if you are eaten, the Zoo is not responsible.

Shockingly there doesn't appear to be much in the way of safety regulations to protect either humans or animals and Internet blogs are littered with pictures of tourists with the animals. Even children are allowed to enter the lion's cage and fondle a range of animals that have the potential to kill or maim them.

The animals appear to be very sedate and tame and keepers casually supervise the animals that aren't chained when they are out of their cages. Visitors can even pick up the smaller animals and manhandle them at risk to themselves and the creatures.

Lujan Zoo is about 50 miles from from Buenos Aires, has an entrance fee of just £5. It claims to be dedicated to the conservation of endangered species. But the Animal protection charity, The Born Free Foundation, has condemned the zoo and issued a statement to urge tourists not to visit it. Have a look at some more photos of people having an extremely close encounter with these endangered species...