Posts tagged with ‘peoples

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.

Hungry yet? Watch Americans try food from Singapore.

Mmm, squid snacks, the only good I’ve ever eaten that required me to choke down vomit in order to finish.

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. 
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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. 

See all the photos here

Useful Swedish words you should know

What else are you doing today? Why not learn a little Swedish?

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.









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