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The rest of you will have to remain perplexed….

Time to die…

If you look closely has a very simple message. A must have for any pragmatic realist – more here

ghost city

IT looks like any other city skyline with skyscrapers, a few mountains and trees – except it isn’t real.
The giant mirage appeared across the skyline near in East China earlier this month after heavy rainfall and humid conditions along the Xin’an River.
As mist settled over the river at dusk, tall buildings appeared to rise [...]

true blood four is almost here

the best possible Who Wants to be a Millionaire contestant….

L’Inconnue de la Seine

This is an extraordinary story, beautiful in a very strange way, though haunting, moving and Sisyphean in its resolution.
She was found at the dawn of a new century – a young girl, drowned, hauled from the Seine in the grim light of a grey autumn morning.
The custom for handling a pauper of [...]

trapped in an iphone

Ronen’s Adventure: Trapped in an iPhone from Ronen V on Vimeo.

arms race….

This article describes a race that only eight people have finished in its twenty year history….

From Believer Mag -
What makes it so bad? No trail, for one. A cumulative elevation gain that’s nearly twice the height of Everest. Native flora called saw briars that can turn a man’s legs to raw meat in meters. The tough hills have names like Rat Jaw, Little Hell, Big Hell, Testicle Spectacle—this last so-called [...]

The amazing and incredible Antanas Mockus

Antanas Mockus  the mayor of Bogota in Colombia has been using some innovative methods for reducing crime and increasing safety in his city. Read on. I think you’ll be impressed. From The Harvard Gazette
There is almost always a civics lesson behind Mockus’ antics. Florence Thomas, a feminist and a professor at Colombian National University, [...]

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