01 October 2010

Lehman Brothers Sign Sell for $66,140

Christie's employees pose for a photograph with a Lehman Brothers sign at Christie's in central London. Various items are on display before the auction of LehmanB rothers: Artwork and Ephemera, which took place 29 September.

Employees carry the Lehman Brothers sign into Christie's auction house in London. The sign was sold as part of the 'Lehman Brothers: Artwork and Ephemera' sale in London on Thursday.

The 2 ft x 10 ft Lehman Brothers corporate plaque fetched £42,050 pounds (US$66,140) by an anonymous telephone bidder. This item fetched more than 14 times its estimated value.

Photo1: Reuters
Photo2: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

29 September 2010

Gender Segregation in Israel

A Mea She’arim street with a dividing wall to separate between men and women

Women marching in Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox Jewish) neighborhood in protest of discrimination against women and men segregation in the streets of the neighbourhood.

An Israeli human rights activist woman argues with an Ultra Orthodox Jewish man during a protest against women and men segregation in the streets of the Mea Shearim neighbourhood, September 29, 2010 (Photo by Gili Yaari)

A cartoon regarding Sex segregation on public buses in Israel.
"women are to sit in the back and men in the front in order to avoid physical contact"
Israel’s Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox Jewish) community is posting ‘modesty guards’ and enforcing segregation on buses, obliging men and women to sit separately on more than 70 bus routes making 2,500 journeys a day?!

Israeli women oppose bus segregation: Demonstrators gather near the Israeli Supreme Court to protest gender-based segregation on buses.

28 September 2010

Strangest Kit Kat Flavours 80 varieties

I always thought that a Kit Kat is a Kit Kat?! Didn't know that there is a huge variety of flavours around the world and mainly in Japan, Oh wow!!!

Can you believe that there are more than 80 flavours created to date (and more varieties hitting store shelves every year)?!

The taste combinations of KitKat in Japan is really bizarre, imagine grilled corn flavour? Veggie flavour? Watermelon and Salt flavour? Soda drink flavour? etc....

Do you know what is the most popular Kit Kat flavour in Japan right now. Go on, take a wild guess.

Did you guess original? Cookies & Chocolate? Green tea? Believe it or not, the top-selling variety of Kit Kat in Japan is Soy Sauce flavour???!!! Can you believe that? Can you even think that a Soy Suace Kit Kat flavour even exist LOL!!!

Here is a list of the varieties of Kit Kat flavours existing around the world the majority in Japan:

"Apple", "Apple Vinegar", "Azuki", "Banana", "Beet", "Blueberry", "Bubblegum", "Café Latte with Hokkaidō Milk", "Caramac", "Cantaloupe", "Cappuccino", "Caramel", "Caramel and Salt", "Caramel Macchiato", "Carb Alternatives", "Chocolate Overload",
"Cola and Lemon squash", "Cookies & Chocolate", "Cookies PLUS", "Creamier Chocolate", "Cucumber", "Dark Chocolate", "Daigakuimo"(Sweet Potato flavour), "Fine Dark", "Framboise", "Ginger Ale", "Green Grape Muscat", "Gold" (Petits with fudge-like covering and dusted cocoa powder on outside), "Hascapp", "Houjicha" (Roasted Tea flavour), "Iced Tea", "International Recipe", "Itoen Juu-jitsu Yasai" (Veggie flavour), "Jyagaimo" (Potato flavour), "Kobe Pudding", "Kinako" (Soybean flavour), "Kiwifruit", "Kokuto" (Black Sugar Flavour), "Lemon Chocolate", "Lemon Vinegar", "Mango", "Matcha"(Green tea flavour. Made with green chocolate), "Milky White", "Mint", "Mint Chocolate", "Mixed Juice", "Noisette" (Hazelnut flavoured), "Orange", "Pepper", "Pickled Plum", "Pineapple", "Pumpkin", "Ramune" (Soda drink flavour), "Rose", "Sakura" (Cherry Blossom Flavour), "Soy Sauce", "Strawberry", "Strawberry Cheesecake", "Triple Berry", "Wa Guri" (Chestnut flavour), "Wasabi",
"Watermelon and Salt", "White", "White Creme", "White Chocolate", "Yakimorokoshi" (Grilled Corn flavour), "Zunda" (Mashed edamame beans flavour), and finally the one that we all know it the "Original" but it turned out that it has different taste and texture in different countries?!!

22 September 2010

Disabled Couples Proves...There is Hope for the Rest of Us

This disabled couple proves that there is hope for the rest of us. He has no arms and she has no legs but what they are able to accomplish is remarkable. She takes care of him good and he’s able to do almost everything with his feet. Moreover, in their everyday life they do all the housework without any help from the others. They are an amazing couple.