BOATLIFT 9/11 [via Nina Reznick]


Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of lower Manhattan.

How Much Do YOU Need? [via Cacciatore]

What is eaten in one week around the world.........

Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11


Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07


United States : The Revis family of North Carolina (Sure hope most American families eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and less junk food than this family.)
Food expenditure for one week $481.00


Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca
Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09


Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27


Tsunami Camera Found [via Cacciatore]




Yu Muroga was doing his job making deliveries when the 11 March 2011 earthquake hit in Japan.Unaware, like many people in the area, of how far inland the Tsunami would travel, he continued
to drive and do his job.


The HD camera mounted on his dashboard captured not only the earthquake, but also the moment that several other drivers were suddenly engulfed in the Tsunami. Muroga escaped from the vehicle seconds before it was crushed by other debris and sunk underwater. His car and the camera have only recently been recovered by the police. The camera was heavilydamaged but a video expert was able to retrieve this footage.

Reading in Restraint: The Last Chained Libraries

In the Middle Ages, books were incredibly scarce, and although many wanted to share knowledge with the masses, they didn’t quite trust the public. So the chained library was born, and while most of these restrained reading collections have vanished, a rare few still exist, looking much as they did centuries ago.













Yoga Gives Back Shares a Video




I am delighted and grateful to report to you that this new film premiered and received an amazing response at the Asia Yoga Conference in Hong Kong last Sunday!! Thank you again for your most generous support to enable us to produce and share this powerful story with the global yoga community and beyond!! I hope you enjoy this film and share with your community, too!! YGB FILMS is one of our most original and powerful communication tools about YGB campaign and we sincerely hope to have your support again!!


Thank you, Namaste. 

Kayoko



Following YGB Film "Jayashree's Journey" (2010) , this new film tells a story of one micro loan recipient Jayashree's in Bangalore, South India. We first met her in 2007, when she got her first small loan. Seven years later, you see how her dream is becoming a reality.

Music by DJ Drez and Sheela Bringi. 

This YGB Film was sponsored by Aparna Khanolkar, Ashtanga Yoga Confluence, Inc., bluShiba.com, Chuck Miller of Chapati Productions, JalaClothing.com, Namaste Water, ORANIC INDIA, Pure Apparel, Sattva Yoga, StoryMerchant.com, YGB Netherlands & Belgium and YogaFit. 

Edited by Caitlin Danenhauer; Beth Gallagher
Narration by Karen Praxel, 
Production Assistant by Anand Varadaraj, 
Translation by Madhuri Harway. 

A Film by Kayoko Mitsumatsu.

Hunh? {via Nina Reznick]

Solar Panels Drain the Sun’s Energy, Experts Say



This week, a scientific research facility in Wyoming made a startling discovery that is certain to change the way millions of Americans look at the environmentalism movement, after they found conclusive evidence that solar panels not only convert the sun’s energy into usable energy, but that they are also draining the sun of its own energy, possibly with catastrophic consequences far worse than global warming.

Scientists at the Wyoming Institute of Technology, a privately-owned think tank located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, discovered that energy radiated from the sun isn’t merely captured in solar panels, but that energy is directly physically drawn from the sun by those panels, in a process they refer to as “forced photovoltaic drainage.”

“Put into laymen’s terms, the solar panels capture the sun’s energy, but pull on the sun over time, forcing more energy to be released than the sun is actually producing,” WIT claims in a scientific white paper published on Wednesday.  “Imagine a waterfall, dumping water.  But you aren’t catching the water in buckets, but rather sucking it in with a vacuum cleaner.  Eventually, you’re going to suck in so much water that you drain the river above that waterfall completely.”

WIT is adamant that there’s no immediate danger, however.  “Currently, solar panels are an energy niche, and do not pose a serious risk to the sun.  But if we converted our grids to solar energy in a big way, with panels on domestic homes and commercial businesses, and paving our parking lots with panels, we’d start seeing very serious problems over time.  If every home in the world had solar panels on their roofs, global temperatures would drop by as much as thirty degrees over twenty years, and the sun could die out within three hundred to four hundred years.”

The study was commissioned in August 2011 by the Halliburton corporation, who wanted to learn if the energy giant should start manufacturing and selling solar panels domestically and internationally.  Halliburton’s executives wanted to know more about the sustainability of solar energy and how photovoltaic technology might evolve over the next ten years.  But based on the findings of WIT’s research in the field, Halliburton revealed on Friday that they will not be entering the solar energy market.

“Solar panels destroying the sun could potentially be the worst man-made climate disaster in the history of the world, and Halliburton will not be taking part in that,” the company stated in a press release issued Friday morning.  “It’s obvious, based on the findings of this neutral scientific research group, that humans needs to become more dependent on fossil fuels like oil and coal, not less.  Because these so-called `green technologies’ are far more dangerous to the Earth than any hydrofracking operation or deep-water drilling station.  What good is clean air when our very sun is no longer functional?”



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HONEY MOON [via Nina Reznick}

No human has seen tonight's full honey moon in almost 100 years



As the clock ticks over to 12:11am (EDT) tonight, the world will experience the first full honey moon on Friday the 13th in almost 100 years. It will appear golden and huge in the sky, so pay attention because it will not happen again until June 2098.

This Friday the 13th will be extra-beautiful (or creepy, depending on your perspective) because this month's full moon coincides with its perigee—when it's closest to earth during its orbit—so it will appear super large on the horizon. Pair that with the June summer solstice—when the sun cuts its highest path in the sky—and a smattering of atmospheric dust and pollution, and the whole thing will give off an amber—or "honey"—hue.

Now, obviously this is just a coincidence. There is absolutely no reason to suspect that somehow this rare lunar alignment—which we'll next experience in in June 2098—will signal some kind of larger global mayhem. Just to be safe, however: Lovelorn, luck-averse lycanthropes are advised to stay indoors, as this seems like the perfect start to a Jason Voorhees vs. Teenwolf slasher flick.

If you're fogged in or living in the wrong time zone, you can catch a live-feed here from Slooh's community observatories in the Canary Islands and Chile. 


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1994: "Today": "What is the Internet, Anyway?" [via Nina Reznick]

It's hard to believe that 13 years later the internet was still a total mystery to many in the media business, but sure enough, fast forward to this 1994 Today Show segment in which a very confused Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric discuss the internet:

This Child Prodigy's Incredible Artwork Will Make You Want To Doodle In Your Boring Meeting [via Nina Reznick]

At an age when most children are still making stick figure doodles, one incredible kid is producing artwork that will astound you.

Dušan Krtolica, an 11-year-old child prodigy from Serbia, has been making art since he was 2 years old, according to OddityCentral. By the time he was 8 he had already had two national solo exhibitions, and he has since had two more to display his stunning and intricate drawings.

His fourth and most recent exhibition was earlier this month, Viola.bz, an art blog, reported.

Dušan's beautiful, incredibly detailed artwork, often done in pencil or pen, mostly depicts scenes with animals. He loves animals and has a wealth of knowledge about them, as well as about geological time periods and the prehistoric beasts who lived within them.



 

The fifth-grader from Belgrade learned to paint before he could walk, according to Viola.bz, and he also has plans to someday make his own encyclopedia of animals.

 

 "I would have studied animals and published a book about them, but I’m going to draw all of them," Dušan told OddityCentral. He wants to be a zoologist someday.




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