Is this the world's largest turban? Man wears 100lb, 645m long headdress
Meet devout Sikh Avtar Singh Mauni - the proud owner of what could be the world's largest turban. The holy man's impressive headgear weighs a hefty 100lbs and measures in at a staggering 645m when unwrapped - the same as 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools. The 60-year-old has been regularly adding to it for the past 16 years and it can take him up to SIX hours to put it on. His supersize turban has made him one of the most respected preachers in the Pubjab, India, but it causes its fair share of day-to-day problems such as fitting through doorways and getting into cars. He rides a motorcycle during his regular pilgrimages throughout the state and has no problems balancing, despite his turban weighing more than a Labrador retriever. Its size is yet to be officially verified - but if proved correct it would overtake current Guinness World Record Holder, Major Singh, whose turban measured 400m.
Producer: Aamir Bashir / Ruchika Hurria / John Balson, Editor: Ian Philips / Kyle Waters / Sonia Estal.
A mother narrowly avoided death when a bolt of lightning nearly struck her while she was filming a thunderstorm. Lucky Stephanie Rey, 46, had just grabbed her camera when she heard the huge bang that sent her phone flying 10 feet from her hand. Her stunned daughter, Carolanne Weske was visiting Idaho from California and managed to catch the incredible moment on camera.
Videographer / Director: Carolanne Weske, Producer: Dan Howlett, Editor: Sonia Estal.
Developing for Windows Phone 7 – from Concept to MarketPlace
Microsoft has completely transformed its mobile platform with the launch of Windows Phone 7 - a new, holistic design system, with a visually appealing layout and motion to innovative function and hardware integration. At Black Marble we have a history of developing Mobile applications for Windows Phones, and in this session we will provide an overview of the new platform as well as exploring the development environment available on the Windows Phone. There will be a particular focus on our experience of developing TFS Phone Explorer – a mobile application for accessing Team Foundation Server from the Phone - from concept to MarketPlace.