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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Meet, the Scrubba, a portable washing machine, in form of a bag. This wash bag, allows people to do their laundry, on-the-go. The Scrubba is a lightweight, foldable bag that features small nodules to help sc...

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Thanks to Japan's new invention, the Deoest underwear, extreme farters can now release their foul smelling gas and prevent people near them from fainting. It is a fart-deodorizing underwear, created by Profe...

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Miss Universe Organizers Now Allows Transgender Contestants to Join their Pageant

Written on April 11, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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The Miss Universe organization recently got involved in a controversy involving Transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova

After figuring in a controversy involving transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova, who got rejected from joining Miss Universe Canada pageant because she was born a male, the Miss Universe organizers now allows all transgender contestants to join their pageant. Talackova sought the help of the organization, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination (GLAAD).

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Taking Centerstage: Jimena Navarrete at Miss Universe 2010

Written on August 24, 2010 by Rudfer Tyron

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She stood last, she took center stage. Twenty-two year old Mexicana, Jimena Navarrete, outlasted the rest in vying for the scepter and the crown when her name was called last at the Miss Universe 2010.

Broadcasting Monday on NBC, the Miss Universe finale night presented the top 15 donning their swimsuits, and then the top 10 ramping with their evening gowns. The night grew deeper and the original 83 candidates had gone down to five: Miss Mexico, Miss Australia, Miss Jamaica, Miss Ukraine and Miss Philippines.

Only one of them is flying home with the title. Jimena Navarrete from Mexico has been tall and proud, confidence radiating from beneath her skin, during the whole competition. She is proud of her roots, even posting on her Facebook fanpage: “We won, long live Mexico!” The president of her homeland did not hide his enthusiasm for what the young Mexicana earned: “Her triumph is a source of pride and satisfaction for all Mexicans, who see in her the fruits of perseverance.” Mexican President Felipe Calderon even tweeted that her triumph enhances the image of their country.

The Guadalajara native donned her sash and tiara after finally beating Miss Philippines (4th runner-up), Miss Ukraine (3rd runner-up),  Miss Australia (2nd runner-up) and Miss Jamaica (1st runner-up). Her final question: What effect is unsupervised Internet use having on today’s youth? Her answer: Internet is an “indispensable, necessary tool” and we have to make sure kids are being monitored values-wise in their usage and info-consumption. Thirty seconds and a few moments after the Q&A, she was crowned this year’s Miss Universe, succeeding Stefania Fernandez from Venezuela. Looks like her home country Mexico also took center stage with the Mexicana.

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