A transit of Venus across the Sun takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and Earth, becoming visible against the solar disk. During a transit, Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun. The duration of such transits is usually measured in hours (the transit of 2004 lasted six hours). A transit is similar to a solar eclipse by the Moon. While the diameter of Venus is more than 3 times that of the Moon, Venus appears smaller, and travels more slowly across the face of the Sun, because it is much farther away from Earth. The next transit of Venus occurs today, between 5 and 6 June 2012, and will be the last Venus transit this century; the next transits of Venus will be in December 2117 and December 2125.
The MGM Grand Las Vegas is the third largest hotel in the world and the largest hotel resort complex in the United States, ahead of The Venetian. when it opened in 1993, the MGM Grand was the largest hotel in the world. Owned and operated by MGM Resorts International, the 30-floor main building is 293 ft high. The property includes five outdoor pools, rivers, and waterfalls that cover 6.6 acres, a 380,000 sq ft convention center, the MGM Grand Garden Arena, CBS Television City, and the Grand Spa. It also houses numerous shops and night clubs, 19 restaurants, and the largest casino in Clark County, which occupies 171,500 sq ft. Located on the Tropicana - Las Vegas Boulevard intersection, pedestrians are not allowed to cross at street level. Instead, the MGM Grand is linked by overhead pedestrian bridges to its neighboring casinos: to the south across Tropicana Avenue, the Tropicana, and to the west across the Strip, the New York-New York hotel and casino.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known mononymously as Rihanna, is a Barbadian recording artist and actress. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, Rihanna moved to the United States at age 16 to pursue a recording career under the guidance of record producer Evan Rogers. Some of her singles have earned their place on the list of best-selling singles worldwide. Rihanna has sold more than 25 million albums and 60 million singles worldwide since the beginning of her career in 2005 -- nipple slip -- which makes her one of the best selling artists of all time. In October 2011, Esquire declared Rihanna as the Sexiest Woman Alive for 2011. Rihanna was also ranked the fourth most powerful celebrity in 2012 with earnings of $53 million between May 2011 and May 2012, according to Forbes.
Prison break movies are always fun to watch, whether the escapes are made by Allied POWs or just common criminals. It appeals to the subversive side of human nature to see a convict stick it to the system and run free, especially one who the audience knows doesn't deserve to be locked up in the first place. Prison break films are very adaptable and can be written to coincide with many different genres, including thrillers, adventure movies and sometimes even comedies. And so here are the ten best jailbreak and POW escape movies of all time.
The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a hotel with 1,885 rooms and a 135,000-square-foot casino in Paradise, Nevada. Owned by Boyd Gaming Corporation, it includes the large multipurpose Orleans Arena that can be converted into an ice rink. It is a major home for poker in the Las Vegas Valley and was one of the biggest poker rooms in Las Vegas prior to the 21st century poker boom. Though The Orleans attracts a fair number of tourists, it is primarily considered to be a locals casino. It is located about 0.8 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip, but offers from 9:00 AM to 12:30 AM a free shuttle bus approximately every 30 minutes to Bill's Gamblin' Hall and Saloon, which is just across the street from Bally's Las Vegas and Caesars Palace.
On June 8, the group stage of the UEFA European Football Championship will commence with Poland facing Greece, and Russia taking on the Czech Republic. Fans from all over Europe will be there ripping and roaring from all over the stadium. This truly is a one-of-a-kind event. Not only will all those countries be represented but the best players in the world will also be in attendance. As will their WAGs... these are the 25 hottest WAGs that you might see at the Euro this year.
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Good morning Ernie, Funny Or Die’s new video reunites The Wire’s Michael Kenneth Williams, Sonja Sohn, Larry Gillard Jr., Andre Royo and Felicia “Snoop” Pearson in “The Wire: The Musical,” depicting America’s failing drug war through the magic of song. Enjoy! Greg
I thought Snoop was in muthafucking jail? Anyway.
The Lady Luck is a hotel and casino in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, owned by the Los Angeles based CIM Group. Some of the rooms are owned as timeshares. Interior spaces have been largely demolished in preparation for renovations. Set on 6.27 acres at 3rd Street and East Ogden Avenue, the development is composed of two towers: the 17-story East Tower built in 1985 with 297-hotel rooms on floors 3-17, and the 25-story West Tower with 334 hotel rooms on floors 6-25. The East Tower is connected to the ground level casino. The property is served by a four-level parking garage and features several restaurants and entertainment venues along 3rd Street. These popular establishments include Triple George Grill, Sidebar and Hogs & Heifers. The Lady Luck Hotel has been closed since 2006, and is scheduled to reopen in April 2013 with a new name, the Downtown Grand.
To many, the words shipwreck and sunken ship conjure images of treasure and piracy in days long since past, but in fact the sunken wrecks of ancient wooden ships are the exception rather than the rule. Over three million shipwrecks are sat on the ocean floor, according to the United Nations. Some sank because of war, others due to the weather or accidents, and still others have been deliberately scuttled. We've trawled the murky ocean depths to find ten fascinating sunken ships – together with the story behind each wreck.
Treasure Island Hotel & Casino is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, USA with 2,664 rooms and 220 suites, and is connected by tram to The Mirage as well as pedestrian bridge to the Fashion Show Mall shopping center. Treasure Island was opened by Mirage Resorts in 1993 under the direction of Steve Wynn at a cost of $450 million. It was designed by architect Joel Bergman. The initial plans called for a tower addition to The Mirage, but later evolved into a full-fledged separate hotel casino resort. Treasure Island originally intended to attract families with whimsical pirate features and icons such as the skull-and-crossbones strip marquee, a large video arcade, and staged pirate battles nightly in "Buccaneer Bay" in front of the kid-friendly pool areas were replaced with an adult-friendly hot tub, contemporary nightclub and party bar. In 2003, the hotel largely abandoned its pirate theme for a more contemporary resort with a focus on adult amenities and services.
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