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In-flight Racism

This happened on a British Airways flight from Johannesburg to London .  A White woman, about 50 years old, was seated next to a black man. Obviously disturbed by this, she called the air Hostess.. ‘Madam, what is the matter,’ the hostess asked. ‘You obviously do not see it then?’ she responded. ‘ You placed […]

‘Burning’ Love and a salute in Painted Feathers

After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park , forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno’s damage. One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a […]

India is world’s capital for open defecation

http://in.news.yahoo.com/india-worlds-capital-open-defecation-says-ramesh-172939546–finance.html New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Terming India as world’s capital for open defecation, Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Jairam RameshThursday said that 100,000 “bio-toilets” will be installed in about 300 backward gram panchayats in the next two years at a cost of Rs.150 crore. “We are the world’s capital for open defecation. It is a matter of shame, anguish, […]

Cuddle from mother brings newborn out of coma

A couple were told by doctors they should say goodbye to their severely ill newly born baby but were astounded when a hug from his mother brought him out of a coma. Adam holding his mother Charlotte Cheshire’s finger after he was born Photo: Caters 9:09AM BST 26 Jul 2012 Adam Cheshire was just a day […]

Neil Harbisson: Listening to Colour

“Life will be much more exciting when we stop creating applications for mobile phones and we start creating applications for our own body.”  Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony […]

The Long and Short of it

Svetlana Pankratova (born April 29, 1971) has, according to Guinness World Records, the longest legs of any woman in the world. While she is not the world’s tallest woman, her legs are 132 centimetres (4 ft 4 in) long. Because her upper body is of much more typical dimensions, she is 1.956 m (6 ft 5 in) tall. She has also very large feet, size […]

London Summer Olympic Games 2012 Countdown

Preview by sprint legend Michael Johnson. (26.37 minutes) http://www.olympic.org/london-2012-summer-olympics Few screen shots: