University researchers from Costa Rica and the United States discovered the new species, named #39;Johngarthia cocoensis,#39; on the Pacific Ocean island. The distinguishing characteristic of J. cocoensis, according to the researchers, is its large size-a male can measure 40cm with their front legs extended (females measure smaller). A new species of large land crab was discovered on Cocos Island in Costa Rica, a local newspaper reported on Monday. The crabs live in holes dug into the soil and
Jamie Yeo was born in Singapore on April 17, 1977, studied in Fairfield Methodist Primary School and Nanyang Girls High School before moving to Dayton, Ohio, for four years, where her father was posted as an engineer in the Republic of Singapore Air Force. She attended Dayton Christian High School and graduated with #39;a near 4.0 GPA#39;. On returning to Singapore she entered Ngee Ann Polytechnic and studied mass communications, graduating in 1998. She began dating DJ Glenn Ong in 2001 and the
I really hate myself for doing this, but here’s Heidi Montag and her douche pretend on again off again husband back together again in some completely staged pictures of them walking in the ocean. When are these two going to leave us alone? Nobody gives a crap about what they’re up to, just live out your lives in Costa Rica or wherever the hell they are now and be done with it. Just to be clear, the only reason I’m posting pictures of these morons is because we can see up Heidi’s dress….. That’s it. Oh and I like her big boobies.
Filed under: Spencer Pratt , Celebrity Justice We’re not vouching for Spencer Pratt , but his people tell TMZ Spencer was busted at an airport in Costa Rica for illegal possession of a firearm. As the story goes … Spencer was on his way out of the country when he was busted for felony possession.… Read more
One afternoon in March of 1995, I was on a family vacation in Costa Rica and witnessed something that changed my life forever. As I drove through the Southern Caribbean coast I witnessed a playground full of indigenous children getting sprayed by a Chiquita Banana crop duster . I couldn’t believe my eyes. In these days where we can zip across the world in jets and video chat to Australia on our I Phone, atrocities like this are going on all over the world. It was a serious wake up call and one that I am still trying to figure out how I can do my part to change things…. Read the full story on TreeHugger
Stallone directs Schwarzenegger, Willis, Rourke and a bunch of other ass-kickers in this explosive action flick. By Eric Ditzian Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone and Randy Couture in “The Expendables” Photo: Lionsgate “The Expendables” is what would happen if a 10-year-old growing up in the 1980s was given godlike powers and could brainstorm and green-light the action flick of his preteen dreams: Take Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis , Dolph Lundgren and a bunch of other ass-kickers, give them an army’s worth of guns and explosives, and set them loose to wreak havoc on anyone who so much as breathes on them the wrong way. Co-written and directed by Stallone, “Expendables” is indeed a loosely plotted throwback to the bang-bang ’80s, a cinematic period when muscled superstars chewed scenery (when they weren’t blowing it up) and the actual story didn’t have to make a whole lot of sense. Stallone and his pals — including Jet Li , Jason Statham , Terry Crews and Randy Couture — are a group of mercenaries hired to overthrow a South American dictator and the American drug lord who finances his despotism. That’s really all you have to know about the plotline. But there is a ton you need to know about this flick … because despite its many flaws, “Expendables” still kicks a ton of cinematic ass. And MTV News is just the place to find out all about it. It’s time to lock and load with our “Expendables” cheat sheet! Expanding the Expendables Word of the movie first dropped in November of 2008 when Variety reported that Stallone had pulled the project together with an eye toward beginning filming the following February in Costa Rica and Louisiana. “It’s a great circle of people to be involved with,” Statham told us back then. “Sly is someone I grew up watching on TV and in the movies. He’s a living legend. He’s one of the biggest action stars that Hollywood’s ever seen, the whole world’s ever seen. And so the chance for me to come all these years later and be working alongside Sly is just one of those, like, pinch-yourself moments. Rest assured, it’s going to be a kick-ass film.” Said Crews , “There are a lot of big personalities, big egos in this thing, but it is great. I think it’s going to be wonderful for the fans.” Extending the Expendables Filming didn’t actually start until April of last year and it wrapped up three months later. But it wasn’t until October that we got details about Sly’s lone scene with Willis and Arnie , who both appear in brief cameos. “I thought it was electric in Brazil when all of the Expendables stepped on-set — but today was atomic!!!” wrote a unit publicist. “[The] whole crew was mesmerized as we watched the three of them play off of each other in a pivotal scene that sets up the whole movie.” Actually, “atomic” was a pretty good word for the first trailer , which popped up in March of this year. There were guns, explosions and more guns. People said stuff, but mostly we paid attention to the guns. And the explosions. A second trailer arrived in June, delivering less action but peeks at all of the famous “Expendables” faces . Exalting the Expendables Sly and his castmates stormed Comic-Con in July, delivering a slew of clips, an animated panel discussion and a late but satisfying arrival by Willis . “The biggest problem I think today with action films is it’s too much action and not enough reaction, guys just sitting around,” Stallone told us . “Then you become invested. That’s what they had in the old days. Like ‘Magnificent Seven,’ you maybe had 15 minutes of action and the rest is just character work.” “It is [a tough movie to put together], because these kinds of guys, there’s not a lot of them in abundance, especially in the acting world,” he added. “There is in sports but not in our particular chosen profession, so it took a while to get it together. Most of them have been veterans in their own films, so when you put all these guys together with this kind of muscle power, this kind of ego, it becomes an interesting challenge.” Check out everything we’ve got on “The Expendables.” For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit MTVMoviesBlog.com .
The Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica is a rescue facility and advocate organization for the country’s two sloth species. Home to around 135 sloths, the group cares for many infants who have lost their mothers through human-caused incidents like felled trees, power line electrocution, traffic accidents, and hunting or sport killing. By rescuing and caring for adorable infants, the group is able to not only save the lives of animals but also educate communities about the importance of appreciating and caring for ecosystems. And the babies are definitely something that grabs and holds attention. Check out this ultra cute video of the infant sloths… Read the full story on TreeHugger
Costa Rica native was overwhelmed by the sheer number of toilet-paper varieties. By MTV News staff Debi Nova Photo: MTV News Since “When I Was 17″ premiered in May, we’ve heard celebrity stories of teenage heartbreak and hilarity, triumph and defeat, and OK, a whole lot of foolishness. Drake shared memories of his days rocking what he called a “terrible afro,” Queen Latifah recalled the day she landed her first record deal, and Bret Michaels shared intimate details about the night he lost his virginity. This Saturday’s episode brings us a tale of hope for the future — and a bit of terror at the present. When “Drummer Boy” singer Debi Nova was 17, she emigrated from Costa Rica to Los Angeles. What she found in La La Land was enormously enticing and more than a little overwhelming. “There was a very specific story that marked my coming-to-America moment,” she explains. The event took place almost as soon as her plane had touched down in California and she set out to get some household supplies. “Very first week I get here, I go into the supermarket because I need some toilet paper,” she said. “I go in the toilet-paper aisle and I’m like, ‘OK, unscented, aloe vera, recycled, non-recycled, double-ply, triple-ply, four rolls, eight rolls, 12 rolls, 32 rolls. What do you want?’ ” Tune into Saturday’s show to hear more about Nova’s first year in America, including the embarrassing time she failed her driver’s license test. New York Yankees ace CC Sabathia , who already stood 6-foot-6 before he’d even hit his 18th birthday, and Ciara, who found out what it was like to be cheated on at the tender age of 17, are also featured in the new episode. “When I Was 17″ — this week featuring Debi Nova, CC Sabathia and Ciara — airs Saturday at 11 a.m. on MTV. Related Videos ‘When I Was 17′ Sneak Peek Ep. 11 Related Photos When I Was 17 | Ep. 11 | Celebrity Photo Flashback
Militaryless, democratic, non-conflict-having Costa Rica is the new front in the United States’ War on Inanimate Objects. The country’s national assembly has given the OK for a veritable US invasion force to enter Costa Rican territory: 7,000 marines on 46 warships, including the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship the USS Makin Island, pictured. La Naci
‘Now is kind of too late,’ Brody responds when she says she’d give a relationship a try. By Amy Wilkinson Kristin Cavallari Photo: MTV After Kristin’s attempt to make Brody jealous by shamelessly flirting with bartender Will went nowhere in Costa Rica, she decided to take a more novel approach this week by telling Brody how she truly feels. But Brody didn’t exactly return the sentiment on Tuesday night’s episode of Stephanie met up with Lo and Holly to catch them up on all the Costa Rica gossip, including the Brody/Kristin drama. “I think she acts like it’s a game, but it really means more to her,” Lo observed. “Because he knows she’s really in love with him.” Talk then turned to the impending arrival of Holly’s mom, Darlene. “I don’t know what I’m going to do if she wants to see Heidi,” Holly said. “But does she know none of us talk to them?” Stephanie asked. “I haven’t told her yet because I didn’t want to make things worse,” Holly replied. But after picking her mom up at LAX, Holly wasted no time telling her what was going on (or not going on) with Heidi. “I tried to call Heidi, but I don’t know how to get a hold of her anymore,” she told Darlene. “I would love to see her while I’m here,” Darlene replied. Holly told Darlene that they’ve written Heidi and Spencer off, but Darlene said she doesn’t believe Holly can completely rid her life of Heidi. Holly is, after all, Heidi’s protector. Later that night, the gang convened at the Colony, where Brody ignored Kristin. Though to be fair, it didn’t look as if Kristin was making much of an attempt to talk to Brody either. Stephanie caught the eye of Brody’s motorcycle-racing friend Josh, who began chatting her up. Brody made it plain to Josh that Stephanie was a bit of a handful. “She’s got some issues,” he told him, but that didn’t stop Josh from walking Stephanie back to her car and asking for her number. The pair met later for a date at Angels & Kings, where Stephanie nervously ordered a soda, as did her date. He divulged that he’d heard about Stephanie’s problems, including her estranged brother and the DUI, and said that he didn’t drink too often because of his racing, which Stephanie found quite reassuring and charming. The next day, Stacie and Kristin met to talk about Brody’s cool reception toward Kristin, and Kristin divulged that Brody had called to say he wanted to talk. “This is the perfect opportunity to get it all out there,” Stacie advised. “But Stace, what else is there to say?” Kristin replied. “But that’s the thing,” Stacie countered. “You really haven’t said it. You haven’t made it clear at all. If you don’t talk about it … you’re going to regret it.” One couple that was on the right track was Lo and her BF Scott, who went out to dinner to celebrate their one-year anniversary. Scott asked when Lo’s lease was up, because he wants to move in with her. But Lo was hesitant to agree to anything for sure because she doesn’t want to move in with a guy unless she’s engaged. Meanwhile, Brody and Kristin met for their chat. “I’m glad that you came over and that you want to talk,” Kristin started. “I feel like things are weird between us now.” “I think things are different,” Brody said cautiously. “What do you want?” Visibly flustered, Kristin let it all out. “I guess I kind of want to give things a shot with you,” she said. “I want a boyfriend. I’d be willing to really try.” “Well, now is kind of too late,” Brody responded. “Part of the reason I’ve been so distant is because I’ve been hanging out with somebody else. And I kind of want to see where it could go. And I think we’ve already been down that road and it didn’t work out. I’m sorry it had to be like this.” It may have also been too late for Darlene to reach Heidi. When Darlene and Holly met for lunch, Holly had tracked down Heidi’s number but couldn’t get a response. The distance from her daughter left Darlene shaken. “I just feel like she can’t live in two worlds, and she feels like she has to choose between us and Spencer,” Darlene said. “I haven’t slept for months. I had to get a prescription for sleeping pills. I’ve been mourning the loss of a child.” Kristin was also in a state of mourning as she met with Lo to discuss her talk with Brody. “You can’t let Brody Jenner make you feel like an idiot, ” Lo advised. “He’s the guy that yells in bars. C’mon.” “I completely put myself out there and he doesn’t want me,” Kristin said. “The guy I love doesn’t want me. It’s done.” Related Videos The Hills (Season 6) | Ep. 11 | ‘Loves Me Not’ The Hills: Live After Show (Season 6) | Ep. 11 Related Photos The Hills (Season 6) | Ep. 11 | ‘Loves Me Not’