2012

Guest post.

So you have some time to spare while you make decisions about what to do next with your life and you fancy learning Spanish. Then really, there is only one thing I can say to you: go and study Spanish in Spain – at least for a while. Here’s my reasoning:

Firstly, you’ve taken a gap year so you can make your mind up about what to do next. Well, you can’t really do that until you’ve seen something of the world. If you spend your year sitting around at home wondering what to do with yourself a) it will be incredibly boring and b) it will be incredibly boring. Added to which you won’t get any new ideas and by the end of it, you’re world will have shrunk so much that you’ll probably end up deciding that you want to be a barman at your local or the school bus driver. So get out more, see a bit of life, travel to foreign lands and come back far more cool than the dudes you left behind.

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An elderly couple refused to reallocate from the highway construction site in China, because the compensation offered by the government officials was too low. Now their house proudly sits in the middle of this highway in Wenling, Zhejiang province. All other neighbours moved out.


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Bosque de la Esperanza.

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With such ability, John certainly was not bowring.

John Bowring (17 October 1792 – 23 November 1872) was an English political economist, traveller, miscellaneous writer, polyglot, and the 4th Governor of Hong Kong.

How many languages can you speak?

Basically, when you are dining in Pasadena, CA, don’t be surprised if you see a robot walking by. It’s pretty much a basic thing over there.

Follow more robots of all kinds on Brilliant Machines blog. Tweet with a hashtag #brilliantmachines if you spot any robot yourself!

Bonus: Cute robots in the subway.

Carbon.

Since 2008, Japan has a law by which companies are fined for having fat employees. If you’re male and your waist is over 33.5 inches, you’re considered fat. If you’re female, the limit is 35.4 inches. The rationale behind this law is that fat people cost more for the state health care system and companies should chip in unless they encourage healthy life style of their employees.

Obama is a funny guy

November 18, 2012

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