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Photo Credit Sebastian Liste/Noor, for The New York Times Zero Freitas, on the records, Freitas is a wealthy businessman who, since he was a child, has been unable to stop buying records. ‘I’ve gone to therapy for 40 years to try to explain this to myself.’

Photo Credit Sebastian Liste/Noor, for The New York Times
Zero Freitas, on the records, Freitas is a wealthy businessman who, since he was a child, has been unable to stop buying records. ‘I’ve gone to therapy for 40 years to try to explain this to myself.’

Meet the man who would own all the vinyl records in the world

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Part 2: The sinister deception of world media and Pallywood

One thing that has always stood out to me surrounding the past and current conflicts between Israel and the resident Gaza Strip Arabs is the obvious imbalance of firepower. And I’m not talking about military firepower, I am talking about the weapons grade propaganda and compliance from the world media as the Gaza Arabs feed as much misinformation as possible to anyone carrying a camera and microphone.

We’re talking about supposedly reputable sources such as The Telegraph who have boots on the ground in Gaza reporting live to the world. The trouble is they report everything they see without question nor query. And like an infectious disease, it spreads far and wide as news repeaters around the world enable it to reach every citizen without an ounce of scrutiny. Perhaps it is a heat of the moment thing and not intentional in the frantic moments of a live report in a war zone, but is a clear and deliberate act of deceptive propaganda by ‘innocent’ Palestinians, Hamas and any other militant factions in Gaza. Read more »

Massive Underground City Uncovered!!!

Guest post

Professor Luis Forchi has uncovered a massive subterranean city in Brazil.

The Megapolis is an architectural marvel with highways and side roads connecting each chamber. Tunnels span most of the city and ensure good ventilation and provide the shortest transport routes ‘everything looks like it was built by an architect, a single mind’. The entire structure covers 50 square meters, and goes 8 meters into the earth. ‘It is the equivalent of building the Great Wall of China, a wonder of the world.

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JAMES MOLLISON

JAMES MOLLISON

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Silly First Name Syndrome epidemic in Brazil

Silly First Name Syndrome has been well documented the world over as being a significant factor in crime, violence and deaths.

We have our fair share of ferals with SFNS, but check out this epidemic of SFNS in Brazil.

When he became a teenager, Wonarllevyston Garlan Marllon Branddon Bruno Paullynelly Mell Oliveira Pereira did what any self-conscious person worried about merciless taunting from his peers might do: He pleaded with his parents and the courts to let him change his name.

“I never had anything in common with Marlon Brando,” he said, referring to the American actor for whom he was partially named. So with the permission of his parents and the legal system, he whittled down his nine names to an economical four, Bruno Wonarleviston Oliveira Pereira.

“I just didn’t want to go through life with something more complicated than that,” explained Mr. Oliveira Pereira, a 19-year-old university student.

Carrying an extraordinary name is remarkably widespread in Brazil. Glance at the Facebook timelines of Brazilian friends. Strike up a conversation at a Sunday afternoon barbecue. Or merely stand in line at a notary public and listen to a pencil-pusher call out the people waiting for documents to be stamped.

You will be awed by some of the names you hear.   Read more »

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The Red Bull Campaign

The Red Bull Campaign

Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world. Read more »

Killer cows take another

Every year Discovery channel has Shark Week…because apparently sharks are natural born killers. But every year Killer Cows take more victims than sharks by a long way.

In Brazil yesterday killer cows took another victim. The killer cows are getting cunning too, this one snuck in through the roof of his house.

A Brazilian man died after a cow crashed through the roof of his home and landed on top of him as he lay sleeping in his bed.

Joao Maria de Souza, 45, had been in bed with his wife Leni when the animal suddenly fell through the ceiling of their home in Caratinga, south east Brazil.

The cow is believed to have escaped from a nearby farm and climbed onto the roof of the couple’s house, which backs onto a steep hill.  Read more »

How many kids? Don’t you have a tv?

That is what I say to my mates who have more than two kids…i am always joking…but it seems like many things it has some basis in fact.

Source: Martin Lewis http://bit.ly/16qlt7W

Source: Martin Lewis http://bit.ly/16qlt7W

India’s population will overtake China’s by 2021, putting a huge strain on resources and public services. And though the country’s overall birth rate has fallen a lot, it’s still explosive in rural areas (pdf).

So how to get rural women to have fewer children? As we just discussed, coercive sterilization is probably not the best way to go. But things you might expect to bring the birth rate down, like higher female literacy or urbanization, don’t necessarily seem to do so, as Stanford professor Martin Lewis explainsRead more »

Goat terrorises Brazilian neighbourhood