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Chris Hemsworth Cheats Death

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Features,

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth has cheated death while surfing.

The 30-year-old actor is an avid surfer and he has had near-fatal accidents a number of times, leaving him under water struggling to breath. Speaking to GQ, he said, "I've surfed a couple of times where I've been pinned under a reef and I'm right at the end of my breath, and there's nothing else you want to see more than the surface."

Chris has been riding waves since he was young, while he's never come face-to-face with a shark, he's certain there have been some "around" while he's been on his board. "I've surfed most of my life and without a doubt there's been sharks in the water when I've been there. I've never seen a shark, but there's no doubt there would've been one around," he added.

Despite his high-risk hobbies, it's in everyday life the Rush star finds himself think about his mortality - and he was sure to take care while he was behind the wheel taking the lead role as Formula 1 star James Hunt in the new biopic. "It's the near misses that you don't see when you're walking down the street, then later you think, 'S**t, that bus was two inches away from hitting me.' There were moments when driving on the track where you think, 'I better pull back here,' because you think of how things could end up," he explained.


Internet Surfing Encourages Brain Activity

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Science,

Senior SurfersNext time your spouse/partner complains that you are on the Internet too much, you can site this study that will be in an upcoming American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. The report suggests that middle-aged and older adults who use the Net may get a brain boosting. Using 24 “normal” volunteers between the ages of 55 and 76, half of the group had previous experience surfing. The participants showed similar brain activity when reading a book and those who went online also registered activity in the frontal, temporal and cingulate areas, which are those that control decision making and complex reasoning.

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Box Office Breakdown:  Almighty Only Does Alrighty

Evan Almighty

Question: When is being the #1 movie just not enough? (Hint:  You have three chances to answer this question correctly).


  1. When the critics don’t really have anything good to say about you
  2. When you made less than 1/2 of what your predecessor did on opening weekend
  3. When it cost over $175 million just to create you

Apparently having God on your side doesn’t guarantee you heavenly box office numbers.  Evan Almighty, the follow-up to 2003’s Bruce Almighty, failed to bring in a large congregation this past weekend.  Although it did better than the rest of the flock, it’s $32 million take paled in comparison to Bruce’s $68 million opening.  And then there’s that glaring $175 million bill…

Of course, we shouldn’t feel so badly about Steve Carell’s career.  I have a feeling that God is providing for him in other ways.

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