Priceless Video – Cocoa farmers trying chocolate for the first time

You would think that chocolate is universal. Something that is everywhere, that everyone can enjoy. It’s not. There are people who have never tried it, even the farmers who break their backs to harvest cocoa beans for a few cents in the Ivory Coast. Watch their faces light up when they eat it for the first time.

Watching them marvel about this sweet food that comes from the beans they harvest is amazing to me. First, because it’s a joy to see their faces. Then, because it’s a stark reminder of how amazingly lucky we are.

For us westerners chocolate is just one more thing. It’s inconsequential. We like to eat it, sometimes we get delighted by it for a minute. But more often than not it’s just one more snack to stuff our fat faces with. We don’t think about it and the incredible effort and resources that are required to make it. We take it for granted along with the other billion foods and the other billion other technologies and privileges we didn’t fight for.

I’m not posting this to be preachy. This comes from a place of true wonder, to remind myself about my own comfortable numbness and the hundred things that I take for granted every day. One day something fatal will happen and then you will realize how much time you wasted whining about this or that rather than enjoying the infinite amount of awesome (yes, everything is awesome!) stuff that exists around you.

taken from: http://sploid.gizmodo.com/cocoa-farmers-trying-chocolate-for-the-first-time-is-a-1612726978?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

I need some chocolate right now.

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Man Creates An Epic Ad to Sell Crappy 1999 Car

 

From the man who created this ad to sell his car, ‘I’m trying to sell my awesome little car. It’s a 1999 Holden Barina. Its not in great condition, but its still a fun little car.

Tweet me an offer using the hashtag #buymybarina. I’ve also set up a little site for it http://buymybarina.com 

You can read all about it on there. Thanks to my mates at Chimney Group for helping me out with it..’

Enjoy!

 

Cat Porn

This will be an ongoing post which will be regularly updated for cat lovers. It will include pics, mostly, of cats in very weird situations.

And for that, we called it Cat Porn.


 

1. Like this cat who called out SOS

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2.  This cat who tried to…not sure what it was trying to do exactly. But it failed

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3. This cat who agreed to have a bath and then instantly changed its mind

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4. This cat who thought it was ready to visit the outside world

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5. This cat that thought it wanted a sibling, but then remembered the joys of being the only pet

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6.  This cat who wanted a self-portrait drawn up, and then wasn’t so sure

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7.  This cat who wanted to see what was in the container

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8. I is cat; I is slinkee

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9. “Help, I’ve made a terrible choice”

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10. The cat who ended up at the vet’s office

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(hint: look in the sink.)

11. Curiosity got this cat stuck in the paper towel bag

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12. This cat that thought it wanted to go to school, until it got there

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13.  This cat who got a box stuck on his head and no longer wanted to play

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14. This cat who got a little too curious

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15.  This cat who gave the whole “bath” thing a try

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16. This cat who opted for the home-made Halloween costume

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17. This cat who thought it could fit

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18.  Cat :0, Ice: 1

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19. This cat who let itself go

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20. This cat who was “just browsing” through its owner’s closet

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21. This cat who thought it would try blending in with the furniture

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22. This cat who tried to be a magician but regretted it instantly

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23.  This cat who didn’t commit to the jump

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24.  This cat who is just…confused

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Sex Education in India

 

The health ministry of India recently suggested that sex education be banned in the country. We look at India’s attitude towards sex through a “government approved” sex education lecture.

This video is a work of fiction that bears no resemblance to any human being living, dead, or abstaining from sex.

She only have sex at night because…

Well done yo! 😀

From the looks, she should be a young teenager. Unless there is no form of sex education, I don’t think anyone will have written that.

So our conclusion is, either this is just a troll tweet, or our dear friend is still very innocently sweet. 😀

Yet again, if this is the reality, wouldn’t we solve the problem of unwanted teen pregnancy already?

Haha! Still… Omfg!

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The Way Millionaires View Money Is Much Different From Everyone Else

 

The Way Millionaires View Money Is Much Different From Everyone Else

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Doesn’t it seem like the rich keep getting richer while the middle class is stuck in the same old spot?

 Economic inequality is a hot topic right now, and many people go as far as accusing the wealthy of having some sort of unfair advantage. Those are easy accusations to make, and they resonate well with some people. But the truth is, there are no unfair advantages.

Everyone has the same opportunity to acquire wealth.

The biggest thing holding back most people from striking it big are their thoughts, beliefs and philosophies about money. The differences between how the wealthy and the middle class look at money are as extreme as they are numerous. It’s as if the two groups are living on completely different planets.

So what are the money-making secrets of millionaires?

 

1. The wealthy focus on earning.

The masses focus on how to protect and hoard their money. The wealthy also know saving is important. But they know earning money is even more important. Most people are more concerned with the modest gains they accumulate from their savings and investments than they are with using their billion-dollar minds to create a fortune. Instead of focusing on clipping coupons and living frugally, the wealthy reject the nickel-and-dime thinking of the masses and focus their mental energy where it belongs: on the big money.

 

2. The wealthy use leverage.

In the minds of millionaires, leverage is everything. The wealthy strategically focus their efforts on the most profitable areas of their businesses while leveraging their contacts, credibility, and resources to maximize the results of every action they take. The middle class sees hard work as a badge of honor. The wealthy sees success as a more important badge of honor.

Think about what you were taught about hard work growing up. If you’re not exactly raking in the money, make a decision to let go of any limiting beliefs you have about hard work, and start thinking about how you can use leverage to become more successful.

 

3. The wealthy think about money in non-linear terms.

The masses trade time for money. This creates the belief that making money is a linear process directly connected to time. The average person believes the only way to earn more money — with the exception of raises and bonuses — is to work more hours.

Millionaires know big money requires thinking about it in non-linear terms. They are masters at generating money through ideas that solve problems. They realize there is no limit to ideas; therefore, there is no limit to how much money they can earn. Fortunes can be created almost overnight with the right idea at the right time, but only if the creator understands this non-linear phenomenon.

 

4. The wealthy see money through the eyes of logic.

The wealthy see money for what it is and what it’s not, all through the eyes of logic. Unfortunately, few people are able to think about money without clouding the subject with negative emotions, which come from dozens of middle-class beliefs that are ingrained in our minds when we are young. Emotions have a useful place in our lives.

But when it comes to thinking about money, put your emotions on the shelf and let reason be your guide. When you stop thinking about money through the eyes of emotion, you are free of the psychological chains binding you and free to earn all you can. Decide today to use logic to dictate your financial strategies and emotion to motivate yourself to stick to it.

 

5. The wealthy believe being rich is a right.

The average person believes being rich is a privilege awarded only to lucky people. World-class thinkers know in a capitalist country they have the right to be rich if they’re willing to create massive value for others. They believe if they make life better or easier for others, it’s their right to be rich. They’re always thinking of new ways to build a mousetrap — and are often scorned by the masses for being materialistic, self-absorbed and greedy.

The great ones believe they have the right to be as rich as the value they create. Stop believing self-made millionaires are just lucky. Start believing you are worth every dollar you earn and more.

The most important thing to remember about money is that regardless of your education level, IQ score, or performance in school, you have everything it takes to become a millionaire and earn all your desire. Stop thinking about money in terms of fear and scarcity, and start thinking about it through the eyes of freedom, possibility, opportunity and abundance.

If you’re rich, keep thinking the way you’re thinking. If not, maybe it’s time to change the way you think about money.

 

 

Steve Siebold is author of “How Rich People Think” and a self-made multi-millionaire who has interviewed 1,200 of the world’s wealthiest people during the past 30 years. 

 

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-millionaires-think-about-making-money-2014-7#ixzz37MGebOEx

Guy Loses Poker Bet And Has To Get RIDICULOUS New Name.

This is why you should never get drunk and start placing ridiculous poker bets.

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One unfortunate New Zealander found out the hard way after losing a bet which involved his friends choosing him a new name if he lost.

The 22-year-old did lose and is now called Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova.

‘My friend lost a bet 5 years ago and his friends changed his name,’ explained the man’s ‘friend’, who helpfully posted the confirmation letter online.

‘He just found out it was actually accepted last week when his passport expired. He has to wait 3 years to fix it.’

The man’s new name will go ‘live’ on Monday when he will also have to change the name on his driving licence and other official documents.

Source: Metro

 

 

Taken from: http://uniladmag.com/articles/guy-loses-poker-bet-get-ridiculous-new-name-incredible/

Brazil vs Germany Resulted In Failed Singapore Advertisment

 

German Success Unravels Singapore’s Anti-Soccer Betting Ad

 

An anti-soccer betting ad, commissioned by Singapore’s National Council on Problem Gambling, on display at a taxi stand in the city-state’s central business district, on July 9. 

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SINGAPORE—Germany’s stunning 7-1 win over Brazil in Tuesday’s World Cup semifinal dispensed delirium and despair to fans from both nations. In Singapore, the result has left advertisers red-faced over an unwittingly prescient campaign.

Over the past month, Singaporeans have been subjected to melancholic television adsand posters featuring young “Andy,” a fictional but troubled boy whose savings were used by his father to bet on Germany’s crowning as world soccer champions.

“I hope Germany wins,” Andy says when his friends ask who he thinks would win the World Cup. “My dad bet all my savings on them.”

Commissioned by Singapore’s National Council on Problem Gambling, the ad was meant to “deter gamblers from gambling irresponsibly during the World Cup,” according to localad agency Goodfellas, which produced the campaign.

But as Die Nationalmannschaft crushed the Seleção in record-breaking fashion, soccer-mad Singaporeans quickly surmised that Andy’s dad was better off keeping his bets on the table.

“Looks like the boy’s father who bet all his savings on Germany will be laughing all the way to the bank!” Singapore’s Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin wrote on his Facebook page during the semifinal.

At halftime, with Germany leading five-nil, broadcasters ran the commercial again, reminding viewers of the worldly riches that may spring from a well-placed bet. Images and comments lampooning the ad promptly went viral on social media.

“This ad has given hope to all gamblers!” a Facebook user named Sieg Delacroix wrote. Others, meanwhile, learned a lesson in filial piety. “Always trust your father,” wrote popular blogger Lee Kin Mun, who goes by the name “mrbrown.”

Neither the government-backed NCPG nor Goodfellas have offered any insight into their apparent act of clairvoyance. A Goodfellas executive referred The Wall Street Journal’s queries to the NCPG, which didn’t immediately respond to a separate request for comment.

Even so, some Singaporeans are hailing the NCPG as their country’s latest soccer oracle, following in the footsteps of Paul the Octopus—a now-deceased cephalopod that correctly predicted the outcome of each game involving Germany at the 2010 World Cup, as well as that year’s final won by Spain.

There’s still time, however, for a final twist in Andy’s tale.

Germany, aiming to win its fourth World Cup title, must still overcome either Argentina or the Netherlands in Sunday’s final, and break a historical hoodoo—no European team has won the tournament when it was hosted in the Americas.

 

Taken from: http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2014/07/09/german-success-unravels-singapores-anti-soccer-betting-ad/

The Winds of Folly – Seth Hunter

The Tide of War
The Tide of War

The second brilliant novel in Seth Hunter’s naval adventure series, featuring Captain Nathan Peake. Newly-promoted Captain Nathan Peake is despatched to the Caribbean to take command of the British navy’s latest frigate, the 32-gun Unicorn. But the Unicorn already has a tragic history of mutiny – and murder. Meanwhile the Revolutionary authorities in Paris have sent the best frigate in the French fleet, the 44-gun Virginie, on a secret mission to spread mayhem from the shores of Cuba to the swamps of the Mississippi Delta. While the Unicorn embarks on her epic duel with the Virginie, Nathan confronts the seductive charms of Sabine Delatour, witch queen of the Army of Lucumi, the intrigues of the American agent Gilbert Imlay…

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