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Aug 21, 2012

Diana Nyad ends 4th swim attempt from Cuba to Florida due to jellyfish and storm; breaks previous records

Diana Nyad ends 4th swim attempt from Cuba to Florida due to jellyfish and storm; breaks previous records
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American swimmer Diana Nyad ended her fourth attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida today, Tuesday, August 21, 2012 due to jellyfish stings and a storm that had pushed her badly off course. She has been taken out of the water, after more than 41 hours of swimming. Diana Nyad, on her 4th swimming attempt […]


Mar 25, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI Visits Mexico en Route to Cuba, Urged Catholics to Listen to His Message of Peace

Pope Benedict XVI Visits Mexico en Route to Cuba, Urged Catholics to Listen to His Message of Peace
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Pope Benedict XVI visits Mexico for the first time en route to Cuba where he would also express his view about Cuba’s treatment of political dissenters. This was reported by various Mexican and international news sites, March 24, 2012.


Sep 26, 2011

Diana Nyad ends swim attempt from Cuba to Florida after over 40 hours of swimming and Man-of-War stings

Diana Nyad ends swim attempt from Cuba to Florida after over 40 hours of swimming and Man-of-War stings
By in Amazing, Lifestyle, North America, United States 2 comments

Updated: August 21, 2012 10:45 p.m. Read Diana Nyad ends 4th swim attempt from Cuba to Florida due to jellyfish and storm; breaks previous records American swimmer Diana Nyad ended her swim attempt from Cuba to Florida dubbed as ‘Xtreme Dream‘ on Sunday morning, after more than 40 hours of swimming and Man-of-War stings. Diana […]


Sep 24, 2011

Diana Nyad Update: Another attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida starts (Video)

Diana Nyad Update: Another attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida starts (Video)
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Diana Nyad Image Credit: diananyad.com Diana Nyad, an American long-distance swimmer noted for her world record endurance championships, is making another attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida after failing to reach her goal in August, as announced by several international news sites, September 24, 2011. According to reports, Diana Nyad, the 62-year-old endurance swimmer […]


Aug 30, 2011

Polydactyly: Man In Cuba Has 12 Fingers and 12 Toes

Polydactyly: Cuban with 12 fingers
By in North America, Weird, World No comments

Yoandri Hernandez Garrido, a 37-year-old man from Cuba was nicknamed “Twenty-Four” because of his six perfectly formed fingers on each of his hands and six toes on each of his foot, several international news sites reported on Saturday, August 27, 2011. Hernandez‘s condition is known as polydactyly. It was said to be a relatively common […]


Aug 9, 2011

Diana Nyad ends 166-kilometer swim from Cuba to Florida on halfway due to pain

Diana Nyad ends 166-kilometer swim from Cuba to Florida on halfway due to pain
By in Amazing, Lifestyle, North America, United States 2 comments

Updated: September 26, 2011 11:40 a.m. Read Diana Nyad ends third swim attempt from Cuba to Florida after over 40 hours of swimming and Man-of-War stings Diana Nyad file photo Image Credit: CNN.com American swimmer Diana Nyad ended her 166-kilometer (103 miles) swim on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 due to severe pain, which was supposed […]


Aug 8, 2011

Diana Nyad, 61, starts her 60-hour swim from Cuba to Florida without shark cage

Diana Nyad, 61, starts her 60-hour swim from Cuba to Florida without shark cage
By in Amazing, Lifestyle, United States 1 comment

Updated: August 9, 2011 2:34 pm Read Diana Nyad ends 166-kilometer swim from Cuba to Florida on halfway due to pain Diana Nyad, a 61-year old American swimmer, has started her 60-hour swim from Cuba and Florida without shark cage, which was dubbed as her “Xtreme Dream“. Diana Nyad “Xtreme Dream” Image Credit: CNN.com As […]


Apr 26, 2011

Jose Castelar, Cuban Cigar Roller Hopes To Break Own Guinness World Record

Jose Castelar
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Jose Castelar Image Credit: AmazingWorldRecords.com Jose ‘Cueto’ Castelar, a Cuban cigar roller has started rolling a 70-meter cigar in hopes to break his own Guinness world record, several international news sites reported on Monday. According to reports, Castelar is trying to nearly double his 2009 record of 43.38m long stogie. “Cueto said that as long […]


Apr 17, 2011

Bay of Pigs invasion victory 50th anniversary celebrated in Cuba, President Raul Castro proposes reforms

Bay of Pigs invasion victory 50th anniversary celebrated in Cuba, President Raul Castro proposes reforms
By in International, North America, Politics No comments

The 50th anniversary of the ‘Bay of Pigs invasion victory‘ in Cuba is being celebrated today, Sunday, April 17, 2011, as Cuban President Raul Castro proposes major reforms in politics and economy. Cuban President Raul Castro Image Credit: Informador.com.mx According to Informador on Sunday, thousands of Cubans flocked to Revolution Square in Havana, in the […]