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Top Ten of the Craziest Military Training Exercises

1.Playing a game of “hot potato” with a real grenade (People’s Liberation Army of China)

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Military training is an intense business, involving discipline, precision, and courage that can be called upon in the midst of battle. Soldiers undergoing training in the People’s Liberation Army of China take those ideals to a whole different level, as one of their exercises involves a life-and-death game of “hot potato” with a live grenade.

This incredible video footage shows Chinese troops stationed in Hong Kong passing a live explosive from one soldier to another until the last one finally throws it in the hole. The soldiers then leap out of the way before it explodes, covering their heads for protection.

2.Taking a shot to the chest (Russian Special Forces)

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Larry Vickers, a retired U.S. Army 1st Special Forces operator and a Delta combat veteran, filmed the video below for a series called TAC-TV. These exercises are part of a specialized Russian confidence training course, and one of their training techniques includes shooting each other in the chest.


3.Jumping through rings of fire (People’s Liberation Army of China)

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This incredible picture shows a daredevil soldier jumping through rings of fire. He is clad in his uniform and holding an assault rifle during this scary training exercise in China. His superior said the dangerous task would give him the same feelings and adrenaline rush he would experience in real combat.

The idea behind the exercise is to prepare the troops for the moment when they might be shot. Some end up wounded while others just take hits to the vest. Whatever the outcome, the soldier must be able to return fire quickly and accurately.  Trainees then push people away while firing at the ground, shooting at targets just inches from the volunteers playing innocent bystanders to show how stress affects one’s concentration. Despite these stressful surroundings, the trainee must be able to stay calm and carry out his task.

4.Drownproofing Training (U.S. Navy SEALs)



Practically every part of Navy SEAL training is crazy, but some drills are particularly out there.  Trainees endure surf torture, also called “cold water conditioning,” while covered in mud. They then have their arms and legs bound as a part of “drownproofing.” They must bob up and down twenty times, float for five minutes, swim to the shallow end of the pool, turn around without touching the bottom, swim back to the deep end, do a forward and backward somersault underwater, and retrieve a face mask from the bottom of the pool.

The craziness doesn’t end there either – a BUD/S instructor attacks a trainee in the pool to simulate a combative drowning victim.

5.Breaking slabs of concrete with their heads (South Korean and Chinese soldiers)

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Many fighting forces have marching bands, singers, and performing groups to rally the troops. But China’s military is known for soldiers who can break bamboo poles on their backs and smash bricks on their heads.

If combat were simply a matter of showmanship, then the People’s Liberation Army of China would be near invincible. But military officials have acknowledged that such displays have few practical applications and are reconsidering the amount of time that troops spend on such training.


6.Drinking cobra blood (U.S. Marines)



Gone are the days when a few push-ups and an assault course proved a soldier’s worth. U.S. Marines now drink cobra blood and rip the heads off chickens with their bare teeth as part of their training.  After being taught how to kill venomous cobras by Thai naval instructors, Marines are encouraged to experience the local customs of drinking the animal’s blood. Many of the soldiers happily oblige, tipping their heads back while the blood is squeezed out of the snake’s body and into their mouths.  Other rituals included killing a chicken by biting off its head and eating a cobra’s tail.  The 11-day exercise, called Cobra Gold 2014, involved around 13,000 soldiers from Thailand, the U.S., Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and Malaysia. It takes place in Thailand’s Chon Buri province and covers amphibious assault, humanitarian relief and the evacuation of friendly forces, as well as jungle survival techniques.

7.Testing balance by walking over fires (Belarus Red Berets)



Servicemen from the Belarus Interior Ministry’s Special Unit are undoubtedly tough guys. To prove exactly how tough they are, and to be accepted into the ministry’s elite Red Berets, they have to go through a battery of tests on an extreme course.  The test includes a 10k quick march, followed by an extreme assault course, hand-to-hand fighting, storming a high-rise building and acrobatics. Their superiors throw in extra challenges to make things even harder – they try to knock new recruits off the balance beam with car tires and gunfire.  On average, it takes five to six attempts to earn a spot in the coveted Red Berets – only the fittest manage to do so.

8.Jumping from skyscrapers and rappelling down the side (Israeli Defense Forces)

If terrorists ever tried to take hostages in a Tel Aviv skyscraper, the last thing they’d expect is an anti-terror commando leaping in through the window.  But that’s exactly what the Israel Defense Force anti-terror unit has been doing – jumping from the top of one of Tel Aviv’s tallest buildings and rappelling down the side. Trainees must block out everything that’s around them, focus only on the window and wait for the command to move.  Israel’s Channel 2 cameras captured the moment recruits took turns jumping off the roof of the 49-story Azrieli Center. The exercise is aptly named “baptism by height.”

9.Crawling along a path with jagged corals and rocks (Taiwan Marines)

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The “Road to Heaven” test is the final stage of a nine-week intensive Amphibious Training Program in Zuoying, Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan. It requires trainees to execute various exercises and crawl along a 50-meter long path littered with jagged corals and rocks.

10.Riding horses through thick plumes of smoke (Dutch Royal Guard of Honour)



Soldiers are often asked to train with animals. The picture above shows members of the Dutch Royal Guard of Honour riding their horses through smoke bombs during a rehearsal ahead of the Dutch 2014 budget presentation in September 2013.

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Top 10 Highest paid Hollywood Females 2015

1. Oprah Winfrey

Estimated earnings: $315 million

The Queen of All Media’s résumé is as impressive her income, thanks to a dizzying array of projects, including a magazine, radio channel, Website, TV specials and the final season of her top-rated talk show. Her Harpo production company, which spawned the careers of Dr. Phil, Rachael Ray and Dr. Oz, recently rolled out its latest franchise, The Nate Berkus Show. Come January the list’s top-earner will add the lifestyle-themed Oprah Winfrey Network, in partnership with Discovery Communications, to her media empire.

2. Beyoncé Knowles

Estimated earnings: $87 million

One half of the most famous couple in hip-hop (the other half: Jay-Z), Beyoncé continues to expand her business empire beyond music. Endorsement deals with companies ranging from Nintendo to L’Oréal and her growing House of Deréon fashion line bring in millions of dollars per year on top of the $86 million she grossed from a 90-plus date world tour.

3. Britney Spears

Estimated earnings: $64 million

Not long ago most of the entertainment world had written off Britney Spears as a celebrity flameout. But over the last year Spears logged the fifth-highest-grossing tour in the world, bringing in $130 million in gross box office receipts by playing 98 dates. High-profile endorsement deals with Elizabeth Arden and Candies’ prove that the public expects Spears to stay in the spotlight for good.

4. Lady Gaga

Estimated earnings: $62 million

A newcomer to this year’s Celebrity 100, Lady Gaga broke down the door to fame with outlandish outfits and quirky videos, including one that featured her and Beyoncé poisoning an unappreciative boyfriend. With a 106-date tour that grossed $95 million, Lady Gaga is also a marketer’s dream, teaming up with Polaroid, Virgin Mobile, Monster Cable and Viva Glam.

5. Madonna

Estimated earnings: $58 million

The Material Girl isn’t quite ready to cede her spot in pop music’s hierarchy to Lady Gaga or Britney Spears just yet. The 52-year-old singer had the fourth-highest-grossing tour of 2009, bringing in $6 million a night and $138 million overall. An episode of the Fox hit sitcom Glee, which featured cast members singing several of her songs, added to her already high profile, and publishing royalties cushioned her earnings.

6. Sandra Bullock

Estimated earnings: $56 million

With two hit movies (The Proposal and The Blind Side) and an Oscar win raising her profile, Bullock should have been sitting on top of the world. And she is, financially: With $56 million she’s the highest-earning actress in Hollywood. But a messy breakup with cheating husband Jesse James turned her into tabloid fodder. Bullock was able to overcome adversity with news of an adoption and a public return at the MTV Movie Awards.

7. Ellen DeGeneres

Estimated earnings: $55 million

In addition to her short-lived gig judging American Idol, DeGeneres remains host of her popular talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and lends her face to ad campaigns for American Express, CoverGirl and new entry Vitamin Water. In May she announced she was launching her own record label, eleveneleven, and promptly signed 12-year-old YouTube sensation Greyson Chance as her first artist. More recently she signed a multi-year production deal with Warner Bros., which will allow her to produce shows and social media projects with the studio.

8. Miley Cyrus

Estimated earnings: $48 million

The teen star behind Disney’s lucrative Hannah Montana franchise (now in its final season) has matured into a serious entertainment draw, averaging a nightly gross box office of $1.2 million across 57 tour dates. A starring role in the movieThe Last Song, heavy radio play for her hit “Party in the U.S.A.” and her cut from all of those T-shirts with her face on them add up to a large bump in her earnings over last year. But whether she can maintain that appeal without the Disney machine propping her up remains the $48 million question.

9  Taylor Swift

Estimated earnings: $45 million

The most-played artist on the radio in 2009, Swift’s 100 live dates during the last 12 months grossed $54 million. She’s one of the few artists who can still convince millions of fans to legally buy music–her Fearless album topped the 2009 sales charts, moving 3.2 million units, while fans downloaded another 12 million tracks from iTunes and Amazon. Major endorsement deals with Sony and CoverGirl helped her bottom line too. More recentlySpeak Now, her third and latest album, sold more than 1 million copies in its first week on shelves, making it the fastest-selling new record in five years.

10 Judge Judy Sheindlin

Estimated earnings: $45 million

While Oprah Winfrey is busy doling out gifts during her final season, daytime rival Judge Judy spends her television time administering tough love. The latter has proved a successful formula for the judge, who frequently trumps Winfrey in the ratings. Still better for the 68-year-old star: Her series brings in a cool $45 million for the year. America’s most-watched courtroom will enter its 15th season this fall.

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Lisa Vanderpump Net Worth, Age, House, Wiki, Bio, Height and Weight

Lisa Vanderpump


Full Name Lisa Jane Vanderpump
Nick Name Lisa Vanderpump
Occupation Restaurateur, Author, Actress, and Television personality
Net Worth approximately $65 Million

Personal Life

Date of Birth September 15, 1960
Age 64 years
Place of Birth Dartford, Kent, London, United Kingdom
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 1982
Sun Sign Virgo
Nationality American
Ethnicity English, 1/32 German, likely remote Dutch
Education Not Available


Father Name Not Available
Mother Name Not Available
Husband Ken Todd

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Children Daughter: Pandora Todd

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Son: Max Todd

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Brother Not Available

Lisa Vanderpump Height, Weight, Body and Measurements

Height Height in feet: 5 feet 4 inches
In cm: 165 cm
Height in meter: 1.65 m
Weight Weight in Kg: 56 kg

Weight in Pounds: 128 pounds

Age 66 years
Measurement 37-26-38 inches or 94-66-97 cm
Bra Size 34C
Dress Size 8  (US)
Shoe size 8  (US)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Blue
Sexuality Straight

Lisa Vanderpump was born on September 15, 1960 in Dartford, Kent, London, United Kingdom. she is an British American restaurateur, author, actress, and television personality, having nationality American and ethnicity English, 1/32 German, likely remote Dutch.

Lisa Vanderpump has been married to Ken Todd. They have Two children one adopted son Max Todd and one daughter Pandora Todd . Vanderpump was honored with a Gold Palm Superstar on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. Lisa Vanderpump net worth US $65 million Her cash mainly coming in the restaurants she possesses and operates with Ken.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Lisa Vanderpump

  • Does Lisa Vanderpump smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Lisa Vanderpump drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Lisa Vanderpump has an estimated net worth of $65 Million.
  • Lisa Vanderpump was a fulltime drama student by age nine.
  • She is the highest paid of all the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Vanderpump raked in $350,000 for the fourth season.
  • Lisa and Ken Todd adopted their child Max Todd when he was six months old.
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Ray Romano Net Worth, Wife, Family, Age, wiki, Children, Height and Weight

Ray Romano


Full Raymond Albert Romano
Nick Name Ray Romano
Ralph Lauren Net worth US$130 million
Occupation Comedian, Actor and Screenwriter

Ray Romano Height and Weight

Height Height in feet: 6 feet 2 inches
In cm: 189 cm
Height in meter: 1.88 m
Weight Weight in Kg: 80kg

Weight in Pounds: 176 pounds

Hair Color Dark brown
Eye Color Dark brown
Sexuality  Straight

Personal Life

Date of Birth December 21, 1957
Age 67 years
Place of Birth Queens, New York, United States
Marital Status Married
Sun Sign Sagittarius
Nationality American
Ethnicity Italian, French
Education Our Lady Queen of Martyrs school


Father Name Al Romano
Mother Name Lucie Romano
Wife Anna Romano

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Children Daughter: Alexandra Romano

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Sons: Joseph Romano, Gregory Romano, and Matthew Romano

Ray Romano Family

Brother Richard Romano,

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Ray Romano was born on December 21, 1957 in Queens, New York, United States. Ray Romano is an American actor, having nationality American and ethnicity whitened. Romano is standup comedian, a screenwriter and voice actor. Romano married his wife, Anna Scarpulla, in 1987.  Ray has two  brothers older brother named Richard and a younger brother Robert Romano. Ray Romano have four children three sons Joseph Romano, Gregory Romano, Matthew Romano and one daughter Alexandra Romano . Raymond received an Emmy Award, and as the voice of “Manny” in the Ice Age film series. Ray Romano net worth US$130 million.

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