Aug 5, 2009

Kid Herry invited to join Mensa

Take a look in the picture above. This young 4 years boy who knew the alphabet backwards by the age of two has been invited to join Mensa. He is from Hampshire.
Harry Chapple, who is now four, is able to calculate the dimensions of circles and squared numbers in seconds, reports the Daily Telegraph.
A series of tests showed he has an IQ of 144 and now Harry has been invited to join Mensa - the society for people with an IQ over 130.
His dad Simon Chapple, 35, of Ash, Hants, said Harry showed an interest in maths from an early age and would ask for games involving numbers whenever they visited toy shops.
"Harry's always been very bright and naturally inquisitive," he said. "He's the kind of boy who'll ask you why the sky is blue and, when you tell him 'because it's reflecting the colour of the sea' he won't be satisfied.
"He'll then ask 'why is the sea blue?' He's very persistent and curious. Harry's got a great memory and keeps all these formulas in his head like Pi which he uses to work out the circumference of circles."
Mr Chapple said that although he was also good at maths as a child and his wife Michelle, 29, also had a good memory they were stunned by Harry's 'incredible' ability.
The Chapples contacted Mensa, who used their own child psychologist George Crowther to carry out a series of tests.
Mr Crowther, a developmental psychologist for over 40 years, said: "Harry is an exceptional young boy and his ability is very rare.
"Only 0.1 per cent of people have an IQ over 140. In a secondary school of 1,000 pupils he could be the only one with that ability."
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Aug 4, 2009

Man dies of excess drinking at own wedding

Zhang, the 32-year-old man who died of excess drinking at his own wedding in Chengdu, Sichuan province. The family of him is demanding a 1.2-million-yuan ($175,696) compensation from the hotel where the reception was held.
During the wedding party on Sunday, the 32-year-old groom passed out after downing a "few extra" glasses of liquor. Hours later, he was found dead in his hotel room.
According to forensic experts, Zhang died of asphyxiation. In simple words, he choked on his own vomit.
Zhang's parents said the hotel staff should not have left their heavily intoxicated son alone in his room and should have phoned doctors, which they didn't.
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Aug 1, 2009

Tiger captured in Las Vegas

A tamed tiger that escaped from a magic act has been captured by Police in Las Vegas.
Police say the residents in the city's northwest section reported seeing the tiger wandering their streets on Thursday night at 9 pm.
Officers were despatched to recover the tiger, which belongs to the Fernando Brothers Magic Act. It was quickly tracked down to a domestic yard and returned to captivity.
The tiger was found in a resident's backyard.Animal Control and Metro Police are investigating the incident.

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