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“The world is divided in countless ways, by seas, cultures, languages, religions and wealth. But the most contentious divide is that of the political borders. They can be traced back to the early Egyptian Dynasties and have shaped the history that we know today. As a result of their long history, borders are ever changing and continually disputed. Some disputes end up being peacefully solved, some end in war, and some continue to this day. This list contains 10 controversial land disputes that exist to this day.” w/ photos
“What the rings would look like from different cities and latitudes across the world. It’s interesting to imagine how it would effect culture throughout time. It would have influenced religion, mythology, navigation.” — Pakiavelli
“A Japanese macaque monkey has found comfort in a local’s pet dog after Typhoon Roke hit the center of the country last week. The monkey was spotted by Yoshiaki Mae in the mountains as it looked confused and frightened, provoking him to rescue the nine-inch-tall animal. Noticing the instant friendship the macaque developed with his pet mongrel dog, named Goma, Mae took the monkey home to care for it. Since then, the rescued animal has clung on to Goma, keeping itself attached to the fluffy black canine for comfort. Mae’s neighbors have all warmed to the new little resident, but the saviour plans to return the macaque back into its natural habitat once it shows signs of regaining its health.” w/ photo
“Yes, reptiles like gentle treatment, too! This giant tortoise gentlemen seems to enjoy cuddling. He is more then 100 years old and one of the 200 wild giant tortoises on Curieuse, a small Seychelles island. Believe it or not: Three of the reptiles followed me, and pushed their heads on my leg to receive the same treatment.” — 1301chrissi
“A 64-year-old stuntman has smashed a world record previously set during the filming of James Bond — by driving through a breakaway glass structure. Rocky Taylor jumped a spinning BMW at speed through a 19ft 69in by 13ft 12in sheet of breakaway glass at the O2 Area in Greenwich south London. This broke the previous record which was set during the filming of Die Another Day when actor Pierce Brosnan drove an Aston Martin through a 8ft 3.5in by 5ft 4.5in glass panel in the Ice Palace scene. The new record was attempted to help raise awareness for ‘Remember A Charity In Your Will’ and was the second Rocky has done this year having previously jumped 40ft from a burning building. As you do.” w/ photos
“And now you finally can have that Bacon Soap you’ve longed for all these years. It’s marbled like real bacon. It smells like real bacon. And while it doesn’t taste like real bacon (trust us), it sure does a body good. A dirty body, that is. Pick up a few bars for you and your friends. Each bar of Bacon Soap comes in a retro, metal tin, which makes it look great near your sink and perfect for gift giving. Bacon Soap – because bacon belongs in your bath!” w/ photos
“A cage fighting event which included children as young as eight has created a storm of controversy. Footage of the bouts posted on the internet have provoked an outcry with the British Cage Fighting Association describing parents who allow their children to take part as ‘morons’. The event was staged at the Greenlands New Labour Social Club in Preston.” — skynews