Aug 24, 2007

Kristin Cavallari Hot Pictures













Aug 20, 2007

Mirjam Weichselbraun Pictures










Mirjam Weichselbraun (born September 27, 1981 in Innsbruck, Austria) is an Austrian television host.

Her first experience in broadcasting was with the regional radio station Antenne Tirol in 1999 and she first appeared in front of the camera in 2001 on the culture program Das Magazin on the channel TV Tirol.

In 2000, she was voted the BRAVO-Girl of the year among 25.000 contestants.

In January of 2002 she joined the newly started music channel VIVA PLUS in Cologne, where she hosted the show Cologne Day. After only eight months she switched to MTV Germany in Berlin where she hosted the live show MTV Select until January 2005.

In Germany she has interviewed some of the most famous artists in the music business including Jon Bon Jovi and Nickelback.

She current presents

TRL Germany with Joko (Alternates with Patrice and Karolin)
Mirjam and Wayne Carpendale are the moderators of RTL's 2006 Dancing on Ice contest.

Aug 16, 2007

Aug 14, 2007

Jana Ina Pictures





Aug 11, 2007

Charlize Theron Pictures












Biography

NAME: Charlize Theron
NATIONALITY: South African
HEIGHT: 5'11"
WEIGHT: 135 lbs
MEASUREMENTS: 35-26-37
HAIR: Currently dyed blonde (naturally brown).
EYES: Green Blue
BORN: August 7, 1975 in Benoni, South Africa.
Official site charlizetheron.com

Theron was born in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa. Her father, Charles Theron, was a construction company owner of French Huguenot descent; her mother, Gerda, is of German descent and took over her husband's business after his death. Theron's first language is Afrikaans. She is also fluent in English and speaks some Xhosa. In the United States, both in her films and while being interviewed, etc., Theron speaks with a typical American accent and style of speech, leading most people to assume she is American.

"Theron" is a French surname pronounced in Afrikaans as "Tronn," although she has said that she prefers the pronunciation "Thrown." The pronunciation commonly used in the United States involves two syllables, with stress on the first.

Theron grew up as the only child on her parents' farm near Johannesburg (Benoni). At the age of thirteen, Charlize was sent to boarding school and began her studies at the National School Of The Arts in Johannesburg. At fifteen, Theron witnessed the death of her father, an abusive alcoholic; her mother shot him in self-defense when he attacked her. The police laid no charges against her.


Aug 8, 2007

Antonov An-225 - World's Largest Aircraft

Ukrainian plane Antonov AN-225 nick named "Mriya" with a length of 84 metres (275.6 feet), wingspan of 88.4 metres (290.02 feet) and a height of 18.1 metres (59.4 feet) is the World's largest aircraft. (Mriya means Dream/Inspiration in Ukrainian.) 

In comparison the Airbus A380-800 has a length of 73 metres (240 feet), wingspan of 79.75 metres (261.6 feet) and a height of 24.1 metre (79 feet. However Airbus A380-800 is a passenger plane where as AN-225 is a cargo plane.

It was built in 1988 as a part of Soviet space programme for carrying the heavy weighing Soviet rocket boosters and the Buran space shuttle on its upper deck.

Besides being the largest, it is the only single plane of its size and type. Although couple more were planned but with the disintegration of the Soviet Union and subsequent curtailment of Soviet space programme even this air craft was mothballed in 1994 but was later re-commissioned and is used now a days for carrying extra heavy loads.

Besides being the largest it is also World's heaviest aircraft. It has payload capacity of 250 tonnes and can carry piggy back weights up to 200 tonnes on its upper deck roof. The aircraft has six engines and a 32-wheel landing gear system.

On 11 August 2009 it set a record of carrying the heaviest single cargo item ever sent via air freight by transporting a generator for a gas power plant in Armenia weighing 189.09 tonnes (416,900 lb).


Image from Flickr is by R82 Photography

Image from Flickr is by pjs2005

Image from Flickr is by Wee in YYC

Image from Flickr is by pjs2005

Image from Flickr is by DRust

Image copied from Wikimedia Commons is in public domain.

Source of Image: This image is widely available on the internet and is presumably under public domain. The image used in this blog has been obtained via Internet Archive (http://web.archive.org) as it couldn't be located in the present web site of NASA - http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/rsa/pics.html.




The aircraft is based at Hostomel Airport (aka Antonov Airport), Kiev, Ukraine and can be seen in Google Earth/Maps.

View in Google Earth  Google Maps

Source of info and more info and images: 
Credits: Braham_S_Aggarwal, member Google Earth Community Forum who was first to spot it in Google Earth. His post entitled 'The Biggest Airplane in the World' brought  this big bird to my knowledge. Thank you Braham.