January 18, 2015

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Pope takes Mass with 6 million people –
Pope Francis finishes his tour of the Philippines giving Mass in front of an estimated 6 million people in Rizal Park in the capital Manila. This appears to be a record attendance for a papal event eclipsing the 5 million who saw Pope John Paul II in Manila in 1995.
Pope Francis Korea Haemi Castle 19 (cropped)

AB de Villers gets fastest ODI ton –
A new record for the fastest 100 in a one-day international (ODI) by South Africa batsman AB de Villiers who hit a century off 31 balls during an innings of 149 against the West Indies in Johannesburg. Including 8 fours and 10 sixes to beat the previous ODI record of 36 balls by New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson against West Indies on January 1st 2015 but doesn’t match Chris Gayle’s 100 from 30 balls in the Indian Premier League on April 23rd 2013. See List of the Day below.
AB de Villiers 2

Vonn’s record causes Tiger to lose a tooth –
American skier Lindsey Vonn (@lindseyvonn) has won her 63rd World Cup downhill title with a win in the super-G race in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy overtaking the record set by Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell over 35 years ago. Vonn’s boyfriend is golfer Tiger Woods who surprised her by being at the podium after the event. In the media scrum to get pictures of the skier a hand-held camera knocked out one of Wood’s front teeth. She celebrated with this tweet:
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Video of the Day –

Wetness from The Coastal Crew on Vimeo.

List of the day –

Fastest One Day International Centuries in Cricket (According to ESPN)

Runs Balls 6s 4s Player Match Venue Date
1 149 31 16 9 AB de Villiers South Africa v West Indies Johannesburg 18/01/2015
2 131* 36 14 6 CJ Anderson New Zealand v West Indies Queenstown 01/01/2014
3 102 37 11 6 Shahid Afridi Pakistan v Sri Lanka Nairobi 04/10/1996
4 147* 44 10 8 MV Boucher South Africa v Zimbabwe Potchefstroom 20/09/2006
5 117 45 4 18 BC Lara West Indies v Bangladesh Dhaka 09/10/1999
6 102 45 9 10 Shahid Afridi Pakistan v India Kanpur 15/04/2005
7 104 46 5 12 JD Ryder New Zealand v West Indies Queenstown 01/01/2014
8 134 48 11 11 ST Jayasuriya Sri Lanka v Pakistan Singapore 02/04/1996
9 113 50 6 13 KJ O’Brien Ireland v England Bangalore 02/03/2011
10 102 51 4 10 GJ Maxwell Australia v Sri Lanka Sydney 08/03/2015
11 100* 52 7 8 V Kohli India v Australia Jaipur 16/10/2013
12 162* 52 8 17 AB de Villiers South Africa v West Indies Sydney 27/02/2015
13 124 53 4 17 Shahid Afridi Pakistan v Bangladesh Dambulla 21/06/2010
14 130 55 6 16 ST Jayasuriya Sri Lanka v Bangladesh Karachi 30/06/2008
15 116 57 6 11 JP Faulkner Australia v India Bangalore 02/11/2013
16 102 58 3 11 AB de Villiers South Africa v India Ahmedabad 27/02/2010
17 125* 60 6 14 V Sehwag India v New Zealand Hamilton 11/03/2009
18 115* 61 1 18 V Kohli India v Australia Nagpur 30/10/2013
19 121 61 4 11 JC Buttler England v Sri Lanka Lord’s 31/05/2014
20 108 62 3 10 M Azharuddin India v New Zealand Baroda 17/12/1988

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