TOKYO — Japan’s Jiroemon Kimura, who had been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living person, the oldest living man and the oldest man ever, died Wednesday of natural causes. He was 116.
Kimura, of Kyotango, Japan, was born April 19, 1897.
According to Guinness, Kimura was the first man in history to have lived to 116 years old. Kimura became the oldest man ever on Dec. 28, 2012, at the age of 115 years, 253 days, breaking the record set by Christian Mortensen, a Danish immigrant to the United States, whose life spanned from 1882-1998.
The title of oldest living person is now another Japanese, Misao Okawa, of Osaka. She is also the world’s oldest living woman.
In March 2013, Coca-Cola set out to break down barriers and create a simple moment of connection between two nations — India and Pakistan. The initiative “Small World Machines” provided a live communications portal between people in India and Pakistan and showed that what unites us is stronger than what sets us apart. The key to engaging with each other through the machines was simple: people in India and Pakistan could complete a task, like touching hands, drawing peace, love, and happiness symbols — together.
While the elder Joyner initially attended the school from 1984 through 1988, he dropped out early to build his career, according to a profile on the Morehouse website. Years later, after his oldest son had began attending Morehouse, he decided he wanted to re-enroll and complete his degree.
While his son was initially shocked by his dad’s decision, he said he liked having him around on campus.
“We used to have a support system. Sometimes he would come to my room to ask about a problem or a class or a professor to take,” the younger Joyner told WXIA-TV.
In fact, the younger Joyner, an English major, said being on campus with his father, a religion major who plans to attend law school, was actually “natural.”
“Senhor Testiculo” (aka “Mr. Testicle” or “Mr. Balls”), recently made a very public appearance at an event run by the Associação de Assistência às Pessoas in Viçosa, Brazil. The mascot, which is literally a huge pair of testicles, appears quite cheerful in the numerous pictures from the event. (Just goes to show, you don’t have to be testy to represent testicular cancer.)
Gawker’s Max Rivlin-Nadler writes that it’s hard to pinpoint what’s most bizarre about the testicular cancer mascot:
Africa’s First Traditional Gay Wedding…? Tshepo Cameron Modisane And Thoba Calvin Sithole Tie The Knot
Two men have tied the knot in what’s been proclaimed Africa’s first traditional gay wedding.
Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithol were reportedly married in the town of KwaDukuza in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa before some 200 guests, in a ceremony that united Zulu and Tswana traditions. The newlyweds, both 27, will also have a second, more intimate ceremony in Johannesburg later this year, according to reports.
“The great step that we took in our relationship as a gay couple was introducing each other to our families,” Tshepo told Mamba Online in February. “We are so blessed to have supportive families who care about us. Even though we are gay they still love us.”
The men say they also hope to have children through a surrogate.
“Family is important to us and that is the number one reason why we want to have children,” Thoba said. “We also want our children to grow up in an environment where they are loved greatly by both parents who appreciate them.”
In 2011, GlobalPost deemed South Africa one of the “best places — and one of the worst — to be gay,” citing the ongoing threat of “corrective rape” aimed at lesbian women, as well as a well-documented pattern of sexual violence against women and children in general.
Actor Wesley Snipes is slowly making his way back to “big business,” as his three-year sentence for failing to pay taxes comes to an end.
TMZ reports that the 50-year-old actor and producer was released from McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania on April 2 and transferred to New York Community Corrections Office, who will oversee his home confinement until July 19.
Sean Moore Says NJ Child Welfare Agency Overreacted To Facebook Photo Of Son Josh Holding Rifle (What Do You Think???)
The ruddy-cheeked, camouflage-clad boy in the photo smiles out from behind a pair of glasses, proudly holding a gun his father gave him as a present for his upcoming 11th birthday.
The weapon in the photo, posted by his dad on Facebook, resembles a military-style assault rifle but, his father says, is actually just a .22-caliber copy. And that, the family believes, is why child welfare case workers and police officers visited the home in Carneys Point last Friday and asked to see his guns.
A popular Colombian model thinks chicken injected with hormones can “turn” a child gay.
Colombia’s CaracolTV filmed 39-year-old model Natalia Paris apparently arguing that hormones in chicken are turning children gay. The model reportedly made the comments as she greeted fans outside a store in Bogota, according to the New York Daily News.
In the video clip, Paris claims girls between the ages of 7 and 10 are starting to develop sooner because hormones in poultry make everything in the body accelerate.
“That’s why those boys who are eating those chickens… they’re starting to turn into homosexuals,” she says, later adding that we need to be aware of the things we consume.
Dipset Capo Jim Jones has created an urban gear clothing, Vampire Life. In episode one of Vampire TV, DD172 & Vampire Life take you behind the scenes of the creative process behind the clothing line.
A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who’s now 2 1/2 and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.
If you’re reading this, you might not know that it’s the fourth annual National Day of Unplugging, a day when participants nationwide pledge to spend 24 hours completely tech-free.
Impossible, you say? Difficult, maybe, for the most avid Instagrammers and Tweeters and texters among us. But even if you don’t unplug for a full sunset to sunset, spending more time off the grid can be surprisingly beneficial to your mood, relationships and overall health.
Trinidad James is the man with the Midas touch. The rap sensation, who signed a $2 million deal with Def Jam last year, paves the streets of Atlanta gold in the flashy video for his remix to “All Gold Everything.” He reps for Atlanta alongside fellow ATLiens T.I., Young Jeezy, and 2 Chainz, with cameos from B.o.B and DJ Drama. Everything the rappers’ touch turns to gold including dominoes, chains, bikes, and cars. Watch them get their shine on
Lil Poopy is just another booty-slappin’, bad mouthin’ rapper — except for the fact that he is only nine years old, and his dad happens to be getting charged with child abuse because of his scandalous music video.
A Huge Meteorite Slams Into Russia Injuring More Than 500 People!!! A meteor streaked across the sky above Russia’s Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and injuring more than 500 people, many of them hurt by broken glass.
Fragments of the meteor fell in a thinly populated area of the Chelyabinsk region, the Emergency Ministry said in a statement. About 6,000 square feet of a roof at a zinc factory collapsed, but it was unclear whether that was caused by meteor fragments impacting the building, or by a shock wave from a nearby impact.
“There was panic. Peoplehad no idea what was happening. Everyone was going around to people’s houses to check if they were OK,” said Sergey Hametov, a resident of Chelyabinsk, about 930 miles east of Moscow, the biggest city in the affected region.
Sources are saying a large spacial body is on it’s way here, passing by closer and larger than any asteroid so far.
It has to pass through the asteroid belt on it’s way here.
Scientists say to be ready for cataclysm.
Financial woes for Mary J. Blige. The Singer Hit With 900,000 Tax Lien, Right After Being Sued For $2.7 Million For Defaulting On 2 Bank Loans
Mary J. Blige’s financial issues just seem to get worse and worse.
The singer, 42, has been hit with a $901,769.65 tax lien in the State of New Jersey, according to documents obtained by TMZ. And to make matters worse, this delinquent tax issue is only one in a handful of monetary woes Blige has been faced with over the last couple of months.
The “No More Drama” songstress was justsued earlier this month for allegedly defaulting on a $500,000 bank loan. According to the lawsuit filed by Bank of America in New York State Supreme Court, Blige took out the loan in 2005 and stopped making re-payments in June 2012.
Plus in Nov. 2012, Blige and her husband Martin Isaacs were hit with another lawsuitafter they failed to pay off a $2.2 million bank loan. According to court documents filed in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, Signature Bank is seeking to recoup the original loan plus $58,000 in interest.
But that’s not all.
In 2012, Blige’s charity, The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now Inc, was accused of mishandling funds and cheating scholarship students. TMZ reports that the foundation was sued for failing to pay back a $250,000 loan.
Blige’s team has yet to comment on the tax lien.
New!!! @JoeBudden (Video) Ft. @Fabolous, @LilTunechi & @Tank “She Don’t Put It Down” (Official Video)
Behind The Scenes: Trinidad James Ft. @2Chainz, @TIP & @YoungJeezy – All Gold Everything (Remix) Pics
Trinidad James is out there making moves. He gathered 2 Chainz, T.I. & Young Jeezy for the video shoot of his ‘All Gold Everything (Remix)‘ in Atlanta tonight. The Motion Family directed video also has appearances from DJ Drama and B.o.B among others. More flicks after the break.
With hard-hitting beats, politically aware rhymes, deft lyricism and strong song concepts, dead prez emerged in 2000 as one of rap’s most politically strident outfits. Stic.man and M-1′s music provided a voice for the voiceless, a sobering look at the global power structure that was crippling billions of people internationally and millions of Americans domestically. The duo’s first two studio albums, 2000′s Lets Get Free and 2004′s RBG: Revolutionary But Gangsta, were accompanied by four acclaimed Turn Off The Radio mixtapes and solo albums.
The three gentleman enjoy some lady company as the strippers cater to their needs while they sit back and relax, sipping on drinks.