The World's "Poorest President"

If there is any world leader who can rightfully be termed as the man of the people, it is definitely the President of Uruguay. The 77 year old President of Uruguay, José Mujica is officially the world's poorest and most generous president, not because he cant be richer, but because he donates 90% of his earnings to charitable causes. The president of the country has earned the nickname "el presidente mas pobre" which means "poorest president".

The President who took over office on the 1st of March 2010, said in a recent interview that the only big item he owns is his Volkswagen Beetle car, valued at $1,945 dollars. He earns a salary of $12,500 a month, but only keeps $1,250 for himself, donating the rest to charity.

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Guinness record for wire walk without a balancing pole

Freddy Nock, 46-year-old Swiss daredevil, broke a new record after a 3000 meters high and kilometre long walk along a funicular cable without a balance bar and safety belt. Freddy Nock will enter his accomplishment in the Guinness Book of Records for the "longest and highest wire walk above sea level without a balancing pole".

For his performance, he chose especially the Zugspitze Mountain, the highest peak in Germany, with an altitude of 2962 meters. It took Freddy Nock 90 minutes to complete his mission as he walked on the cable that was featuring a diameter of only five centimeters.

Through his life-risking feat, Freddy Nock hopes to raise money for UNICEF. In 2009 he had climbed the same German mountain but with a balancing pole and raised $19,000 for a German organization that supports rural development projects in Ethiopia.

Largest Barbie Doll collection by Bettina Dorfmann

Bettina Dorfmann, has collected 6,025 Barbie dolls, worth £100,000 setting the world record for the Largest Barbie doll collection. The obsessed Barbie fan keeps the dolls in a bedroom, her cellar and half the kitchen in her house. She plans to boast a collection of at least 10,000 dolls. She started collecting Barbies from 1993 and doesn't plan on ever ending her quest for new additions. Her first one was a rare Midge doll, brought out by Mattel in 1963 and marketed as Barbie's best friend. She has even set up a repair service with people sending her dolls from all across the world. Bettina Dorfmann says she will not stop collecting Barbies until she dies.


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