… from 1959 … and still so very much adequate for today!
Category Archives: Special People
Hear the Otherworldly Sounds of Skating on Thin Ice
Found this video just recently. Not just is this sport fascinating, but more so the specific sounds that the skating makes. I guess this must be not just fascinating but almost transcendental for those who perform this type of sports..
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think – Hans Rosling
On piqd I found an interesting article on faz.de, the title “Die Welt wird immer besser: 32 gute Nachrichten” (in German). Maybe I’m an optimist, although I don’t really think so, just realist, but I really liked this article.
It appears to me that some media really live from “bad news”, like bad-news are good-news. Sometimes it feels like you really have to search for good news articles. For me, those 32 good news, were actually known, but still I hardly remember them and when reading daily news, the optimism is minimal.
In essence, that articles is a short-summary from the book “Factfulness” by Hans Rosling, who unfortunately died in February 2017. His last book was published post mortem recently in April 2018.
It appears to me that this book is well worth reading… chapter after chapter, after digesting the daily news and reset opinion.
If you can’t read that article on faz.net (as its in German) or if the article or the book are too long, I would recommend to watch this TED-Talk which takes only about 19 minutes, during which Hans Rosling summarizes a few of the facts in a very interesting way.
David Katz … photographer and …
… and a very special person. A very special and inspiring story.
Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out
Origami Artist: Chris Palmer
Archery – Precision
This guy is pretty amazing!
Bow and Arrow – at a new level
An already forgotten art of war … rediscovered and brought to perfection. Impressive!
John Cleese on football
It’s called “Football”, not “Soccer”. Well, everywhere except USA (for whatever reason they call things differently).
Cave Artist – Modern Age
A fantastic video about a special artist – in the modern age. I’m speechless!