How to Say “No” Like an Australian

Oct 20, 2014 By Abraham 2

The word “No” seems simple enough. Just two letters, and therefore two sounds, right?

Not if you’re Australian.

At a panel discussion a few years ago, Zachary Levi explained how he learned to imitate an Australian saying the surprisingly complicated word…

Via: Reddit

And if you’re looking for a perfect example, here you go.

Everything You Need to Know About Ebola in 80 Seconds

Oct 16, 2014 By Joey White 0

If you aren’t sure exactly what Ebola is or how you should respond to it, this short video is for you. It covers everything from where it originated and how it spreads to what the virus does to your body and, most importantly, what you need to do about it…

Little Pakistani Boy Absolutely Kills It with a Traditional Dance

Oct 15, 2014 By Joey White 0

See if you can keep up with this kid as he furiously shakes and spins with infectious happiness…

Via: DPF

These 29 Signs Weren’t Meant To Be Funny But They Totally Are. Look What Road Is a Dead End…

Oct 9, 2014 By Joey White 1

We’ve all laughed at a sign that communicated something that wasn’t intended, whether because of a poor translation from some other language into English or because of accidental humor in English-speaking countries where you’d think the sign maker would have known better.

Travel writer Doug Lansky compiled a fantastic book of these signs called Ultimate Signspotting: Absurd And Amusing Signs From Around The World, documenting all sorts of unintentionally hilarious signs.

Here are a few pics from Lansky’s book as well as our favorites from his hilarious site

Signspotting Around the World: Funny Fails

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If Google Street View Uses Cars, What Do They Use For Desert View? Check It Out…

Oct 9, 2014 By Joey White 1

The latest addition to the Google Street View team isn’t a Toyota Prius or Chevy Volt — It’s a Raffia…

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That’s right, a 10-year-old camel named Raffia is the latest transportation mode being used to capture the world on Google.

Departing at 6:00 AM when conditions in the desert are clearest, Raffia logs miles a day in the United Arab Emirates’ beautiful Liwa Desert

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Syrian woman risks her life to document life under ISIS with her hidden camera

Sep 24, 2014 By Joey White 0

National television station France 2 equipped a Syrian woman with a hidden camera under her niqab to document everyday life in the city of Raqqa, an ISIS-controlled city in northern Syria.

The resulting footage shows men and women carrying AK-47′s as if they’re everyday accessories. One man orders a woman to cover 100% of her face because “God loves women who are covered.” French women are seen talking with loved ones back home, reassuring them that they’re okay and defending their choice to move to Syria as jihadi brides.

The entire video opens a shocking window for Westerners into everyday life under the extreme rule of ISIS…

(via Mashable)

Biracial woman photoshopped by designers from 25 countries to fit their standards of beauty

Sep 20, 2014 By Joey White 5

In an effort to see how various cultures perceive and portray beauty, journalist Priscilla Yuki Wilson sent this photo to designers in over 25 countries around the world…

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Her request was simple: “Make me beautiful.”

If this all sounds familiar, it’s because Wilson’s friend Esther Honig embarked on the same project earlier this year. Wilson wanted to repeat the endeavor to see how different the results would be for someone who is biracial. Wilson’s mother is Japanese and her father is Black, creating a unique element for designers to work with.

Here are several of the images from Wilson’s series

Albania

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Vietnam

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City modifies a major road for commuters who won’t put their phones down

Sep 15, 2014 By Abraham 0

In the Chinese city of Chongqing, they are trying something new to protect those who text while they’re on the road…and those who are near them. No, it’s not meant to help drivers who text — there’s no excuse or accommodation for that dangerously obnoxious habit. This is a special adaptation for those who can’t stop texting while they walk.

A Chinese news source reports that Foreigner Street in the heart of Chongqing is now equipped with a walking lane for mobile phone users…

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On 9/11 US fighter jets took off on a suicide mission. Meet the pilot willing to give her life…

Sep 11, 2014 By Megan Berman 2

In September 2001, Heather “Lucky” Penney was a young, inexperienced F-16 pilot with the 121st Fighter Squadron of the D.C. Air National Guard. As the first female pilot in her squadron, it was a dream come true; her father had served as a fighter pilot in Vietnam, so when Congress opened up combat aviation to women, she was the first in line:

I signed up immediately. I wanted to be a fighter pilot like my dad.

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But on that fateful Tuesday morning thirteen years ago, 26-year-old Lt. Penney was called upon to make the greatest sacrifice of her life…bring down United Airlines flight 93, no matter what. Even knowing that the pilot for one of the planes could be her own father, Penney was prepared to take them down —

We had to protect the airspace any way we could.

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Would-be groom turns prepaid reception into charity ball after his wedding is called off

Sep 11, 2014 By Megan Berman 3

Several months ago, Phil Laboon asked the woman he thought was the love of his life to marry him. But, unfortunately, things didn’t work out for them and they called off the wedding. So Phil was left with a scheduled reception that had already been paid for — almost $20,000 of food, drink, and entertainment.

Instead of feeling sorry for himself, he decided to make the best of a bad situation, and used his prepaid wedding resources to host a charity ball.

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Selling out all the $75 tickets and taking additional donations online and at the party, Laboon and friends raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Surgicorps International, which performs free surgeries for children in developing countries.

The nonprofit has performed over 4,000 surgeries in over 18 countries and looks forward to being able to continue their mission thanks in part to the generosity of Laboon and all his guests.

Laboon explained…

It was obviously pretty heartbreaking for everybody involved. But this ended up becoming a really good scenario…. Bad things happen, but nothing I experience will ever be equal to the obstacles these kids face each day of their lives.