Archive for May, 2014

Arms wide open

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Brazil’s statue of Christ is, for some, the ultimate religious symbol. For others, an irresistible tourist attraction. Its image is known the world over, but few know the story behind Cristo Redentor.

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How Zebras Got Their Stripes

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You would think that someone would have come up with the definitive answer, but the question remains a biological mystery.

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The Origins of Office Speak

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What corporate buzzwords reveal about the history of work
(and what a corporate-buzzword quiz reveals about you)

Samuel Maina‘s insight:

So much lingo here……as practised by people in HR. Tsk!

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The Death Dealer

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 when you believe When James Arthur Ray lifted the heavy tarp door and beckoned his devotees into a wood-frame dome, they obeyed. Tall and confident, Ray watched them enter one by one, more than 50 of them. Stooping…

Samuel Maina‘s insight:

Watch ye therefore the signs of a cult……happens when you believe so much in something blindly without questioning……

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The Pope in the Attic: Benedict in the Time of Francis

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What’s it like for the first living ex-pope in 600 years to watch from up close as the successor he enabled dismantles his legacy? 

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What Really Happened to Michael Rockefeller

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A journey to the heart of New Guinea’s Asmat tribal homeland sheds new light on the mystery of the heir’s disappearance there in 1961

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Burkhard Bilger: The Dark and Dangerous World of Extreme Cavers

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Caving is both the oldest of pastimes and the most uncertain. It’s a game played in the dark or on an invisible field. Deep caving demands what Bill Stone calls siege logistics. It’s not so much a matter of conquering a cave as outlasting it.

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