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Church priests take to the catwalk

I like it when religions update themselves. And now, religion takes to the catwalk as these British priests show off the very latest Spring/Summer Clerical Collection. Enjoy the show:

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Pantokrator: the Colombian Heavy Metal Church

I do believe that worshiping God should be fun, and should take any form the devotee is comfortable with, so I’ll introduce this church in Bogota, Colombia. Named ‘Pantokrator’ (Greek for ‘All Powerful’), this Colombian church is designed for devotees who want to express themselves through heavy metal.

Check it out in the video below by Diagonal View:

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The 1972 self-lighting cigarette by Whang Kyu-bong

I like it when people create things out of a need they had, and this innovation is one of them, but sadly enough it didn’t pick up. I would have found a use for it at the time when I used to smoke. Check out the self-lighting cigarette that was created in Seoul, South Korea, in 1972 by Whang Kyu-bong in the video below:

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A new Japanese diner concept

In Tokyo, Japan, a diner has taken a new turn where the customers are served by ‘french maids’. However in this restaurant, all waitresses are… Find out below in the video from Diagonal View:

via OnlyInJapan.org

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Nubrella: the latest advancement in weather protection

It’s the most bizarre weather accessory you never knew you needed. Check it out in the video below by Diagonal View:

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Watch online HOME, the 2009 movie by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

You can now watch the movie Home by Yann Arthus-Bertrand below. For those who don’t know about it, HOME is an ode to the planet’s beauty and its delicate harmony. Through the landscapes of 54 countries captured from above, Yann Arthus-Bertrand takes us on an unique journey all around the planet, to contemplate it and to understand it.

By bringing us unique footage from the Earth and sharing with us his wonder and his concern, Yann Arthus-Bertrand lays a foundation stone for the world that, together, we must rebuild. The film HOME intends to shift people’s perceptions, to make us aware of the tectonic movements at work and to incite us to act.

More than a movie, HOME will be a major event around the globe: for the first time ever, a film will be released on the same day in over 50 countries. June 5th 2009, World Environment Day has been chosen as the highly symbolic date for this simultaneous, and free of charge, release on every format: movie theatre, TV, DVD and Internet. The aim of director Yann Arthus-Bertrand is to reach the widest possible audience, and to convince us all of our individual and collective responsibility towards the planet.

Watch it below:

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The way you eat an Oreo could say something about who you are

There are countless ways to eat an Oero cookie, but guess what, the way you eat an Oreo could say something about who you are! Krafts Food conducted a survey in 2004 of around 2,000 Oreo eaters, and their findings were surprising. I have checked it myself, and it did apply to me.

Check if it applies to you too in the video below by The History Channel:

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Hilarious camel collapse due to heavy load

This video is so hilarious. You can actually hear the camel screaming lol. When you are too heavy for a camel, I think should consider losing some weight. Watch the short clip below from StupidVideos.com:

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Watch live online the newly re-opened MTV Lebanon (Murr Television)

If you are a Lebanese expatriate and wish to watch MTV Lebanon channel live, you can now do that on my website at www.rabihdagher.com/iptv .

MTV Lebanon (Murr Television) logo

MTV Lebanon (Murr Television) logo

A song for you… to chill out

Song: Whispering Wind
Artist: Moby
Lyrics: Included in the video. External link here
Video courtesy of: unknown

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A trip with the Hubble Space Telescope into a black hole

Interested in black holes? Then you should consider watching the video below shot in 2005 from the Hubble Space Telescope. It zooms in into a supermassive black hole in our neighboring Andromeda galaxy. An explanation about this black hole can be found on the SpaceTelescope.org website.

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The anti spitting law in China

While I was browsing through my folders, I bumped into a picture I took during my stay in Shanghai in 2006 that made me rethink of the cultural differences between East and West. The picture, shown below, shows a sign of ‘No Spitting’, which prohibits people to spit.

Eventhough spitting for the Chinese goes back five millenia, it is now regarded by the government as an obnoxious habit, and needs to be eradicated. Despite continuous advise from medical staff, the fact that spitting in public was a health hazard really hit home when the SARS virus wreaked havoc in the country in 2003. Guangdong province then introduced campaigns on making public spitting illegal. Fines are now imposed in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing. The anti-spitting drive also intensified before the Beijing Olympics in 2008 when the capital city devised a ‘No Spitting Day’ to eradicate a top etiquette no-no. But even with all that, the number of spitters remains very large.

No Spitting sign in Shanghai

No Spitting sign in Shanghai

Watch this 30 seconds rare footage of a Chinese anti-spitting campaign that dates back from the 1950s:

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Mimosa pudica: the sensitive plant

Mimosa pudica, also called the sensitive or shy plant, is a creeping annual or perennial herb often grown for its curiosity value: the compound leaves fold inward and droop when touched, re-opening within minutes. The species is native to South America and Central America, but is now a pantropical weed.

It is not known exactly why the Mimosa pudica has this feature, but many scientists think that the plant uses its ability to shrink as a defense from predators. Many animals may be afraid of such a fast moving plant and would rather go and eat a less active one.

Watch the shy Mimosa pudica in action in the video below from StupidVideos.com:

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How to fold a shirt in less than 3 seconds

While I was working in Shanghai back in 2006, my Chinese coworkers sent me a video on how to fold a shirt in less than three seconds. It’s pretty cool so I thought of sharing it with you here. Once you get used to it you’ll find it very useful especially if you don’t have your mum to fold it for you.

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