Watch a cocoa farmer from Ivory Coast try chocolate for the first time
Ivory Coast is one of the world’s biggest producers and exporters of cocoa beans, but the hard working farmers that harvest often have no idea what people in other countries use the bitter beans for. Watch the pure sweet glee on this farmer’s face when he has chocolate for the first time, and how enthusiastic he becomes on sharing with the rest of his friends and family.
One woman’s face photoshopped to fit the definition of beauty in 25 countries
So before you bitch about the photoshopped images being perfect, it’s true, but that’s not the point. It’s amazing to see how much the standards of beauty can vary widely from country to country, from region to region.
TED talk of the day: How languages change and evolve
Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all? Alex Gendler explains how linguists group languages into language families, demonstrating how these linguistic trees give us crucial insights into the past.