Meet a truly neighbour-proof piano.
In this beautiful advert, HJ Lim performs extracts from Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 on Yamaha’s Silent Piano.
A previous Silent Sessions saw Jamie Cullum perform “Love Ain’t Gonna Let You Down“, taken from the album “The Pursuit” silently on the new Yamaha SH Silent Piano.
Amazingly, in just about 50 years, life expectancy in China has jumped from 43 years (in 1960) to 73 years today.
Adding 30 years to a person’s life is a giant achievement (see the orange line on the chart). During the same period, life expectancy in the UK, for instance, has increased by 10 years and newborns today are expected to live 80 years.
Check your life expectancy through Google. Search for life expectancy in your country and put the pointer at the age you were born. You will probably discover that kids born today will live about 5 years longer than you. Here is a list of countries sorted by length of life expectancy at birth.
When it comes to facial care, Japanse women tend to go a little bit further than just using makeup. They take facial care to a whole new level by using beauty devices that look more like torture tools and probably feel like entry level torture tools too.
Women use these devices to make their faces slimmer and chins pointier. A slim face and pointy chin have become benchmark features of beauty in Japan, Korea and elsewhere in Asia. Here are just three types of these devices with short descriptions. Looks fun to me.
Mouth massager (tones 11 facial muscles and reduces the signs of skin ageing)
I am not sure about the girl, but the image below makes me feel pain.
There is a 400 year old tradition in Japan to make babies cry. Every year mothers hand over their babies to sumo wrestlers who make them cry. Baby crying is considered healthy and a prerequisite for good luck.
The winner of the contest is the sumo wrester who makes the baby cry faster, usually by scaring them, but never inflicting any physical pain on the babies.
I have just discovered a whole new dimension to classical sculpture. If you dress the sculptures as hipsters it gives them an awesome new look. They become contemporary and totally badass. Needless to say, they look a lot more human. They look like people who we can picture in our lives. This beats Madame Tussauds. I am sold.
This chart by the Economist shows stunning disparities in income of workers compared with CEOs in different countries. See and be amazed at the number of average working days required for a worker to earn as much as a CEO earns in an hour in different countries.