amazing people around the world

Horrible workplace accident – Dave Holland
June 3, 2007, 3:47 am
Filed under: accident, buddhism, life, scalped, Uncategorized

Dave Holland - The age

This guy got his hair caught in a large drill, & was consequently scalped. The whole article is pretty grusome so i’ll spare the details, save the ending, which is quite beautiful. To Quote…

“The day I got squashed I changed,” says Dave. “I was just a quiet Australian who went out to work one morning and got turned into a different person.

“But it made me better in some ways too. I have a psychological awareness I never had before, I perceive and care about other people’s feelings more than I ever did, I don’t let the little things bother me. I might be a victim, but I don’t want to have a victim mentality.

“On my best days I’ve come to terms with the way I look. I have no hair, no eyebrows and there’s visible scarring over my face and head. But at heart I’m a Buddhist – I understand all things change.”

And so, he says, there are many nights when he sits out in his backyard and watches the stars just to enjoy their beauty.

full article here


The heaviest man in the world – Manuel Uribe
June 3, 2007, 3:39 am
Filed under: life, manuel uribe, obesity, people, Uncategorized, weight loss

This guy lives in a shop window, & has no problem withe people looking at him through the large glass window. At his peak we weighed 560kgs, & has since decided on changing his record, from being the worlds heaviest man, to the man whose lost the most weight. Last year he lost 180kgs & aims to get down to 120kgs. He once tried to commit suicide because he became about his weight, but now attributes weight loss to his happiness, has a girlfriend & now wants children.

“I take one day at a time,” he says, “the doctors told me I had a choice. To choose life or to choose death. I chose life.”

Full article here.