Friday, February 26, 2010

This man had no arms, no legs, but he had 4 wives and 72 mistresses

Matthias Buchinger was a remarkable man. He was born without hands or legs, but he accomplished more than most of us.

He had 4 wives, countless children and mistresses. He was a musician, an engraver and a magician. Can you beat this?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Do you have a problem with nudity?

Most of use don't like to be nude in public. The naked body is something to be kept hidden and shown only on special occasions. This BBC documentary investigates the reasons behind our view of nudity:

They collected a group of average people and subjected them to various tests involving nakedness. I don't really think someone who disrobes on TV is an average person. Do you?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

How people in Tibet cut up the dead and feed them to the vultures

In Tibet the ground is hard and trees are scarce, so burning bodies of dead people is not an option. What do you do then? Feed them to the vultures, of course!

The trained "undertakers" cut up the bodies and the vultures can hardly wait to get to the meat. Wikipedia has pictures too, but consider yourself warned, they are quite graphic. It's interesting nevertheless.