Worlds Longest ATV parade world record

Minnesota's thwarting world evidence, the All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota busts the Guinness World Record for Longest ATV Parade.

We contain to confess contravention some world record is attractive tremendous. The Guinness Book of World Records was by remote the top volume to make sure out at the records as a kid, but just for the most excellent records. That total destroyed the previous record of 1,138 ATVs in Kentucky. But don't act totally impressed with Minnesota's achievement. This wasn't a coincidence. This same organization attempted to break the record last year.

ATVAM still has to confirm this claim with the Guinness association in the next some weeks before the record is official. For at this time we can just be proud our state has so a lot of ATV lovers.

Megan Fox Sexiest Woman in the World

Megan Fox speaks she is proud of her 'sex symbol' position and put in that superior looks are necessary to be in Hollywood. Megan Fox was selected the 'Sexiest Woman in the World.

Megan Denise Fox (born May 16, 1986) is an American actress and model. After having a successful career as a model, Fox launched her acting career in 2001, in which she played a supporting role as Brianna Wallace in Holiday In The Sun, starring opposite Ashley Olsen. Fox then guest starred in various television series, including What I Like About You, Two and a Half Men, The Help, Ocean Ave. and Hope and Faith.

In 2004, Fox went on to have a film career starring opposite Lindsay Lohan in Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen. Her most successful films include Crimes Of Fashion (2004), How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2007) and Whore (2008). Fox's breakout role was playing Mikaela Banes, Shia Labeouf's character's love interest in the 2007 blockbuster film Transformers, a role for which Fox won and was nominated for various Teen Choice Awards. Her upcoming films include the sequel to Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Jennifer's Body, Jonah Hex, and The Crossing.

Fox was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to Darlene Tonachio, former Roane County, Tennessee Tourism Director, and Franklin Foxx. Fox's father dropped an "x" from his surname. Fox has one older sister. She is of Irish, French and Native American ancestry. Fox grew up in nearby Rockwood, Tennessee and she began her training in drama and dance at age five, in Kingston, Tennessee. She attended a dance class at the community center there and was involved in Kingston Elementary School's chorus and the Kingston Clippers swim team. At 10-years-old, after moving to St. Petersburg, Florida, Fox continued her training. She attended Morningside Academy, a private Christian school, in Port St. Lucie, during her middle school years and finished her high school education at St. Lucie West Centennial High School, in Port St. Lucie.

At age 16, Fox launched her career after winning several awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Fox made her film debut in the 2001 film Holiday in the Sun as the spoiled heiress Brianna Wallace and rival of Alex Stewart (Ashley Olsen). She then landed guest appearances on Ocean Ave., What I Like About You, Two and a Half Men and The Help from 2003 to 2004. In 2004, Fox starred in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen alongside Lindsay Lohan. She was later cast in a recurring role on the television series Hope & Faith, in which she portrayed Sydney Shanowski from 2004 through 2006.

Fox's big break came when she acquired the lead female role of Mikaela Banes in the 2007 live-action film Transformers, based on the toy and cartoon saga of the same name. She played the love interest of Shia LaBeouf's character Sam Witwicky. In June 2007, Fox was cast in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, starring alongside Jeff Bridges, Simon Pegg and Kirsten Dunst. The character Fox portrayed is that of a young Hollywood starlet getting her first taste of fame. The film premiered in October 2008, and she has signed on for two more Transformers sequels.

As a model, Fox has been featured in the men's magazines FHM, GQ and Maxim. FHM voted her the "Sexiest Woman in the World" in 2008.

Fox is working with Amanda Seyfried and Adam Brody in Diablo Cody's second feature film titled Jennifer's Body, which is due to be released in 2009.

There was some controversy surrounding Fox's appearance while filming the sequel of Transformers when Michael Bay, the movie's director, ordered the actress to gain 10 pounds.

Warner Bros. chose Megan Fox as the clear front-runner replacement for actress Angelina Jolie in the third "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" franchise movie, but Fox turned down the role.

Fox has been involved with actor Brian Austin Green of Beverly Hills, 90210 and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles fame since 2004, having first met on the set of Hope & Faith. It was claimed that the couple had ended their relationship in February 2009, however, Fox has confirmed that they are still together.

In a frank interview with GQ Magazine, Fox claimed that she once fell in love and sought to establish a relationship with a female stripper when she was 18 years old. Fox used the experience to illustrate her belief that, "...all humans are born with the ability to be attracted to both sexes." On 14 May 2009, Fox stated that she is bisexual.

Fox has nine tattoos, including a poem on her ribcage, a Chinese word for strength on her neck, the name "Brian" on her hip, and a picture of Marilyn Monroe's face on her right arm. She also has one on her right shoulder that reads, "We will all laugh at gilded butterflies," a line adapted from William Shakespeare's play King Lear.

Roger Federer world records

Grand Slam tournaments

Grand Slam singles finals (18)
Wins (13)

2003 - Wimbledon - Mark Philippoussis 7–6(5), 6–2, 7–6(3)
2004 - Australian Open - Marat Safin 7–6(3), 6–4, 6–2
2004 - Wimbledon (2) - Andy Roddick 4–6, 7–5, 7–6(3), 6–4
2004 - US Open Hard - Lleyton Hewitt 6–0, 7–6(3), 6–0
2005 - Wimbledon (3) - Andy Roddick 6–2, 7–6(2), 6–4
2005 - US Open (2) - Andre Agassi 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(1), 6–1
2006 - Australian Open (2) - Marcos Baghdatis 5–7, 7–5, 6–0, 6–2
2006 - Wimbledon (4) - Rafael Nadal 6–0, 7–6(5), 6–7(2), 6–3
2006 - US Open (3) - Andy Roddick 6–2, 4–6, 7–5, 6–1
2007 - Australian Open (3) - Fernando González 7–6(2), 6–4, 6–4
2007 - Wimbledon (5) - Rafael Nadal 7–6(7), 4–6, 7–6(3), 2–6, 6–2
2007 - US Open (4) - Serbia Novak Djokovic 7–6(4), 7–6(2), 6–4
2008 - US Open (5) - Andy Murray 6-2, 7-5, 6-2

Runner-ups (5)
2006 - French Open - Rafael Nadal 1–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(4)
2007 - French Open (2) - Rafael Nadal 6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
2008 - French Open (3) - Rafael Nadal 6–1, 6–3, 6–0
2008 - Wimbledon Grass - Rafael Nadal 6–4, 6–4, 6–7(5), 6–7(8), 9–7
2009 - Australian Open - Rafael Nadal 7–5, 3–6, 7–6(3), 3–6, 6–2

Singles championships

* 1) Federer has won 13 Grand Slam titles, which is second all-time for a male player to the 14 titles of Pete Sampras.

* 2) Federer won five consecutive men's titles at Wimbledon from 2003-07, matching a feat achieved only by Bjorn Borg in the open era.

* 3) Federer holds the open era record for most consecutive US Open titles at five (2004-08). The previous open era record for a male player was three consecutive US Open titles by both Ivan Lendl and John McEnroe. Federer, Sampras, and Jimmy Connors have won a male open era record five US Open titles.

* 4) Federer is the only player in tennis history to win at least five consecutive titles at two different Grand Slam tournaments (2003-07 Wimbledon, 2004-08 US Open). He is also the only player in tennis history to win the same two Grand Slam tournaments back to back for four consecutive years (2004-07).

* 5) Federer's victory at the 2004 US Open marked the first time in the open era that anyone had won his first four Grand Slam finals. He eventually won his first seven Grand Slam finals before losing to Rafael Nadal in the 2006 French Open final. Federer, Richard Sears, and William Renshaw are the only male players in tennis history to win their first seven Grand Slam singles finals.

* 6) At the 2007 Australian Open, Federer became the fourth man in the open era to win a Grand Slam title without dropping a set. The last man to do this before Federer was Borg at the 1980 French Open. Since then only Rafael Nadal accomplished this feat at the 2008 French Open. The only other man to win the Australian Open during the open era without dropping a set was Ken Rosewall in 1971.

* 7) At the 2006 Australian Open, Federer became the first man to win three consecutive Grand Slam titles since Sampras in 1993-94. Federer repeated this feat at the 2007 Australian Open, making him the only man to do this twice in the open era.

* 8) By winning the 2007 Australian Open, Federer became the only male tennis player to win three different Grand Slam tournaments at least three times each (3 Australian Opens, 5 Wimbledons, and 5 US Opens).

* 9) Federer is the only male player in tennis history to win at least two Grand Slam titles for four consecutive years. Sampras is the only other man to win two Grand Slams in a calendar year four different times (1993-95, 1997), but unlike Federer not in consecutive years.

* 10) Federer is the only male player in tennis history to win three Grand Slam tournaments in a calendar year three different times in his career (2004, 2006, 2007).

* 11) Federer won his first 12 Grand Slam finals outside of the French Open, an all-time record. This streak included three titles at the Australian Open, five at Wimbledon, and four at the US Open. His only five losses in Grand Slam singles finals are 3 at the French Open, 1 at Wimbledon and 1 at the Australian Open - all to Nadal. Federer also won his first eight hard court Grand Slam singles finals, an all-time record.

* 12) Only Federer (5 Wimbledons and 5 US Opens), Sampras (7 Wimbledons and 5 US Opens) and Borg (6 French Opens and 5 Wimbledons) have won two different Grand Slam tournaments at least five times. However, only Federer managed to win 5 consecutive grand slam tournaments of two separate events.

* 13) By winning the 2007 Australian Open, Federer won his 6th Grand Slam title in his last 7 attempts, an open era male record. Federer's 7 Grand Slam titles in 9 attempts, 8 in 10 attempts, 9 in 13 attempts, 10 in 14 attempts, 11 in 16 attempts, 12 in 18 attempts, and 13 in 21 attempts are all-time male records.

* 14) Federer is the only male player in tennis history to win 6 Grand Slam titles in two years (2006-07), 8 in three years (2004-06, 2005-07), 11 in four years (2004-07), 12 in five years (2003-07, 2004-08), and 13 in six years (2003-08). 11 Grand Slam titles in four years is an all-time record, male or female.

* 15) Federer has won at least one Grand Slam title for six consecutive years (2003-08) trailing only Borg (1974-81) and Sampras (1993-2000) who hold the open era male record of eight consecutive years.

* 16) Federer has defeated ten different opponents in Grand Slam finals, an all-time male record.

Singles finals

* 1) Federer and Pete Sampras have appeared in 18 Grand Slam singles finals, which is second all-time among male players to the 19 of Ivan Lendl.

* 2) Federer is the only male player is tennis history to reach the final of all four Grand Slam tournaments in back to back calendar years (2006-07) and only the second in the open era to reach all four finals in a single year after Rod Laver in 1969. Federer and Laver (1962, 1969) are the only two male players in tennis history to reach all four Grand Slam finals in the same year at least twice in their careers.

* 3) Federer reached an all-time male record ten consecutive Grand Slam finals (2005 Wimbledon - 2007 US Open), breaking the previous male record of seven set by Jack Crawford in 1934.

* 4) Federer is the only male player in open era history to reach at least three Grand Slam finals for three consecutive calendar years as well as four out of five years (2004, 2006-08), breaking the previous open era record of three out of four years set by Bjorn Borg (1978, 1980-81). In tennis history, Federer and Laver (1960-62, 1969) are the only male players to reach at least three Grand Slam finals in a calendar year at least four times in their careers.

* 5) Federer has reached an all-time record 14 finals out of the last 15 Grand Slam tournaments (2005 Wimbledon - present, excluding the 2008 Australian Open).

* 6) During the open era, only Federer (2003-08) and Borg (1976-81) have reached at least six consecutive Wimbledon finals.

* 7) During the open era, only Federer (2004-08), Lendl (1982-89), and Jimmy Connors (1974-78) have reached at least five consecutive US Open men's finals with Lendl holding the open era record at eight.

* 8) Federer is the only male player in tennis history to reach at least five consecutive finals at two different Grand Slam tournaments (2003-08 Wimbledon, 2004-08 US Open).

* 9) During the open era, only Federer (2006-08), Rafael Nadal (2005-08), Jim Courier (1991-93), Lendl (1984-87), and Borg (1978-81) have reached at least three consecutive French Open men's finals with Nadal, Lendl, and Borg sharing the open era record at four. Federer is the only male player in the open era to be French Open runner-up for three consecutive years.

* 10) Federer (2003-08 Wimbledon, 2004-08 US Open, 2006-08 French Open) and Lendl (1982-89 US Open, 1984-87 French Open, 1989-91 Australian Open) are the only male players in the open era to reach at least three consecutive finals at three different Grand Slam tournaments. In tennis history, Federer, Lendl, and Laver (1959-62 Wimbledon, 1960-62 US Open, 1960-62 Australian Open) are the only male players to accomplish this feat.

* 11) During the open era, Federer and Lendl are the only male players to reach back to back finals of all four Grand Slam tournaments. In tennis history, Federer, Lendl, Laver, and Roy Emerson are the only male players to achieve this.

* 12) During the open era, Federer is the only male player to reach the final of all four Grand Slam singles tournament at least three times. In tennis history, Federer, Laver, and Ken Rosewall, are the only male players to accomplish this.

* 13) During the open era, Federer (Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open), Lendl (US Open, French Open, Australian Open) and Borg (Wimbledon, US Open, French Open) are the only male players to reach the final of three Grand Slam tournaments at least four times. In tennis history, Federer, Lendl, Borg, Laver (Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open), and Rosewall (Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open) are the only male players to achieve this.

* 14) In tennis history, Federer (2006-08), Nadal (2006-08), and Borg (1978-81) are the only male players to reach the finals of the French Open and Wimbledon back to back for at least three consecutive years with Borg holding the record at four.

* 15) In Federer's 18 Grand Slam singles finals, he has only lost to or been extended to five sets by Nadal (five times and three times respectively).

* 16) Federer is undefeated in his five US Open final appearances, unprecedented in the open era.

* 17) Federer has won at least one bagel set in three of his Grand Slam final appearances (2004 US Open, 2006 Australian Open, 2006 Wimbledon), an open era male record.

Singles semifinals

* 1) Federer has reached a total of 22 Grand Slam semifinals out of the last 24 Grand Slam tournaments (2003 Wimbledon - present).

* 2) Federer has reached an all-time male record 20 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals (2004 Wimbledon - present) breaking the previous male record of 10 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals shared by Ivan Lendl and Rod Laver.

Tennis Masters Cup

* 1) Federer and Lendl are the only players to have won two consecutive Tennis Masters Cup titles twice in their careers.

* 2) Both Federer (2003-07) and Ilie Năstase (1971-75) have appeared in five consecutive Tennis Masters Cup finals, with Lendl appearing in a record nine consecutive finals (1980-88).

* 3) Both Federer and Năstase have won 4 Tennis Masters Cup titles in 5 years.

ATP Masters Series tournaments

* 1) Federer won 29 consecutive Tennis Masters Series matches before he lost to Rafael Nadal in the final of the 2006 Masters Series Monte-Carlo.

* 2) By winning the 2006 Nasdaq 100 Open title, Federer became the only player to win the first two Tennis Masters Series events of the year two years in a row.

* 3) Both Federer and Chang have won three titles at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, but Federer is the only one to win three in a row.

* 4) Federer prevented Rafael Nadal from winning all three clay court ATP Masters Series tournaments in the same year two times in his career, by winning in the finals of 2007 Hamburg (2-6, 6-2, 6-0) and 2009 Madrid (6-4, 6-4). There he ended Nadal's winning streaks on clay with 81 and 33 wins in a row. He won the third clay court ATP Masters Series tournament five times in his career, with four titles in Hamburg and one title in Madrid, extended the previous record of three career titles set by Andriy Medvedev. It is also the most successful ATP Masters Series tournament for him, although it is played on clay courts.

* 5) Both Federer and Nadal have won 15 Master Series Tournaments, which is second only to Agassi 17.

Individual match records

* 1) In a semifinal of the 2004 Tennis Masters Cup, Federer won a second set tiebreak against Marat Safin 20-18, the longest tiebreak in Tennis Masters Cup history.

Brazilian Wandering Spider

The Brazilian wandering spider or (Phoneutria spp.), armed spider ("aranhas armadeira", as they are known in Portuguese) or banana spider (not to be confused with the relatively harmless species of the genus Nephila) are a genus of aggressive and highly venomous spiders found in tropical South and Central America. These spiders are members of the Ctenidae family of wandering spiders.

The Brazilian wandering spiders appear in Guinness World Records 2007 as the world's most venomous spider, and are considered to be responsible for the most human deaths due to envenomation from spider bites.

The genus Phoneutria (Greek for "Murderess") contains eight scientifically described species. The Brazilian wandering spiders can grow to have a leg span of up to 10-13 cm (4-5 in). Their body length ranges from 17 to 48 mm (0.7-1.9 in). The genus is distinguished from other related genera such as Ctenus by the presence of dense prolateral scopulae on the pedipalp tibiae and tarsi in both sexes. Phoneutria are especially easily confused with Cupiennius, in which some species (such as the recently described C. chiapanensis) also have red hairs on the chelicerae.

The wandering spiders are so-called because they wander the jungle floor at night, rather than residing in a lair or maintaining a web. During the day they hide inside termite mounds, under fallen logs and rocks, and in banana plants and bromeliads. P. nigriventer is known to hide in dark and moist places in or near human dwellings.

P. nigriventer mates during the dry season from April to June, which leads to frequent observations of the species during this time.

They have a distinctive defensive display in which the body is lifted up into an erect position, the first two pairs of legs are lifted high (revealing the conspicuous black-striped pattern on their underside), while the entire animal sways from side to side.

Phoneutria are found in forests from Costa Rica throughout South America east of the Andes into northern Argentina, including Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay. Two species (P. reidyi and P. boliviensis) are found from southern Central America to the Amazon region, while one species (P. fera) is restricted to the Amazon. The remaining species are restricted to Atlantic Forest of Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, including forest fragments in the Cerrado (savannah). In Brazil Phoneutria is only absent in the northeastern region north of Salvador, Bahia.

Phoneutria has been introduced to Chile and Uruguay.

Phoneutria has a highly venomous bite. This genus includes some of the relatively few species of spiders known to present a threat to human beings.

These spiders are notorious both because of their toxic venom, and because they are not reluctant to attack people who appear threatening. Of the eight described species, P. nigriventer and P. fera most frequently receive mention in mass-media publications. P. nigriventer is the species responsible for most cases of venom intoxication in Brazil because it commonly is found in highly populated areas of south-eastern Brazil, such as the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo. The species P. fera is native to the northern portion of South America in the Amazon of Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and the Guyanas.

Recent[when?] studies suggest that these spiders only inject venom in approximately one-third of their bites and may only inject a small amount in another third. However, research in this area is hindered by the difficulty of identifying particular species.

Bites from these spiders may result in only a couple of painful pinpricks, or may involve full-blown envenomation; but in all cases, people bitten by a Phoneutria, or any Ctenid, should seek immediate emergency treatment, as the venom can be life threatening. P. fera and P. nigriventer are the two most commonly implicated as the most virulent of the Phoneutria spiders.

P. nigriventer venom contains a potent neurotoxin, known as PhTx3, which acts as a broad-spectrum calcium channel blocker that inhibits glutamate release, calcium uptake and also glutamate uptake in neural synapses. At deadly concentrations, this neurotoxin causes loss of muscle control, and breathing problems, resulting in paralysis and eventual asphyxiation. In addition, the venom causes intense pain and inflammation following an attack due to an excitatory effect the venom has on the serotonin 5-HT4 receptors of sensory nerves. This sensory nerve stimulation causes a release of neuropeptides such as substance P which triggers inflammation and pain.

Aside from causing intense pain, the venom of the spider can also cause priapism - uncomfortable erections that can last for many hours and lead to impotence. A component of the venom (Tx2-6) may eventually be used in erectile dysfunction treatments.

The spider's wandering nature is another reason it is considered so dangerous. In densely populated areas, Phoneutria species usually search for cover and dark places to hide during daytime, leading it to hide within houses, clothes, cars, boots, boxes and log piles, thus generating accidents when people disturb it. Its other common name - the "banana spider" - as attributed because it is occasionally found as a 'stowaway' within shipments of bananas.

Despite their reputation as the world's deadliest spiders, there are multiple studies that dispute their capacity for fatal human envenomation. One study suggested that only 2.3% of bites (mainly in children) were serious enough to require antivenom. However, other sources suggest they are the most dangerous or toxic spiders in the world based upon toxicology studies, with one study demonstrating that the amount of Phoneutria nigriventer venom necessary to kill a 20g mouse is only .006 mg (intravenously) and .0134 subcutaneously as compared to 0.110 and 0.2 respectively for Latrodectus mactans (Black Widow). The same study reports the death of two children killed by the same spider in São Sebastião identified as a Phoneutria, and identified by Bucheral. This demonstrates the fact that identification is key in the process of accurately associating a bite with the correct, offending species. Both P. nigriventer and P. fera are extremely dangerous. Pharmacological studies strongly suggest the danger of Phoneutria envenomation and ranks various species of the Phoneutria genus arguably as one of the world's most dangerous spiders.


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