Thursday, March 31, 2016
There was a fact that no two countries with McDonald’s franchises have ever gone to war. This theory was proposed by Thomas Friedman and became massively popular all around the world. It was used to show that countries loving democracy (those most likely to have a McDonald’s franchise) have lived peacefully together due to the merits of that political system (this is also called the Democratic Peace Theory and the Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Resolution). Friedman proposed it in his book The Lexus and the Olive Tree. So, is it true? No. Georgia and Russia were recently at war with each other and both have McDonald’s. Furthermore, Israel and Lebanon also defy the theory for their conflict in 2006, and right after the book was published, NATO bombed Serbia – again disproving the idea.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Los Angeles Times photographer Carolyn Cole took this terrifying photo during her assignment in Liberia. It shows the devastating effects of the Liberian Civil War.
Bullet casings cover entirely a street in Monrovia. The Liberian capital was the worst affected region, because it was the scene of heavy fighting between government soldiers and rebel forces.
Monday, March 28, 2016
A man in China has been growing the nails on his left hand for 13 years – to help him control his temper.Wen Jian, 41, of Changle, Fujian province, says he was always getting into fights before he grew his nails.His longest nail is 35cm (14ins) long and prevents him from making his hand into a fist, reports Fuzhou News.But his long nails have also brought Wen some inconveniences – he has to keep his left hand in a shoe box each night to prevent him from breaking off the nails in his sleep
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016
In forest of Western New Guinea lives one of the last tribes on Earth, Korowai or Kombai tribes .These are amazing images of the Korowai and Kombai tribes living in tree houses that stand in clearings they have carved out of the forest. They number about 3,000. Until 1970, they were unaware of the existence of any people besides themselves.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The yellow sack spider with the Latin name Cheiracanthium inclusum is very common in most of the United States. The yellow sack spider is a cause of many bites in the US and a lot of house spiders are crushed on suspicion of being yellow sac spiders. Its bite corresponds to a bite from a wasp.Sac spiders typically have darker mouthparts and a faint dark stripe running lengthwise down the abdomen.Normally, these are outdoor spiders, but sac spiders often invade structures. Their numbers increase significantly in the fall when the weather turns cool and their food supply disappears. If there are small insects available, sac spiders can become established indoors.Sac spiders construct a silken tube or sac in a protected area, such as within a leaf, under landscape timbers or logs, or at the junction of a wall and ceiling, and they use this sac as their daytime retreat. This is how the sac spider gets its name. These spiders do not build webs.