• Jul, 2021
  • 11-07-2021
  • Branson flew to the edge of space on Virgin Galactic, then Bezos

    He said it was the 'experience of a lifetime.'

    282k feet (53 miles).

    About 800k people watched the largest of the YT livestreams, it looked like.

    About a week later Bezos flew in his Blue Origin craft to 350k feet (66 miles).

    NASA's designated Earth-Space boundary is 50 miles, but the Karman line is 100km.

     
  • Jun, 2021
  • 16-06-2021
  • Christiano Ronaldo removed some Coke bottles

    ... that were placed in front of him before a press conference, and just kept the water bottle, held it up and said, "Aqua."

    Latin American newspapers ran headlines saying the move cost Coke $4b dollars because after the move the stock moved down over a percent (which is not uncommon in a days trading).

    Ronaldo has before commented he tries to get his children to not drink soda or eat chips.

    A day later, Paul Pogba moved a (non-alcoholic but appearance-wise identical) Heiniken beer that had been placed in front of him at a press conference, but left the coke bottles and water.

     
  • Jun, 2021
  • 15-06-2021
  • DRC using dance for sexual violence victims

    Victims of rape are being treated holistically with dance classes in the DRC. The treatment is considered to include psychological, social, and physical elements.
     
  • May, 2021
  • 01-05-2021
  • Pakistani Camel Library

    A former wood-hauler camel is now employed traveling around some villages of Balochistan province with books strapped to its sides sides. Children run to the camel and clamor for books when the camel arrives.

    Balochistan has only 40% literacy, the lowest in Pakistan.

    Raheema Jalal is the woman behind the project, working with NGOs. The Camel Library Project is looking for further support in order to expand to other villages.



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