Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Redefining willpower

Peng Shulin has taught himself to walk again, with the help of some heavy duty prosthetics, after losing the entire lower half of his body.

Man, I don't even have the oomph keep my lawn mowed...

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Conversational Italian, here I come!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Culture shock

Want to learn about the strange things that are par for the course in other cultures?

Try reading one of their phrasebooks.

  • Russian: I want a specimen of your urine.
  • Hindi: Do you practice safe sex?
  • Portuguese: Must I swallow them whole?

The Day the Highway Maintenance Crew Stood Still

Do you ever get tired of the highway crew leaving road hazard signs up long after the work is done? So did this guy.