Kyoto office employs a bunch of dummies →
NHK reported this week that a Kyoto prefecture public relations office that deals with complaints and citizen requests is using dummies to increase work efficiency. The five upper-body-only mannequins sit on the staff desks facing the employees to ensure they don’t relax. Each is given a name, age, gender and occupation. Yoshiko Naniwano, for example, is a 66-year-old lady from Osaka who...
The Most Isolated Man on the Planet →
He’s an Indian, and Brazilian officials have concluded that he’s the last survivor of an uncontacted tribe. They first became aware of his existence nearly 15 years ago and for a decade launched numerous expeditions to track him, to ensure his safety, and to try to establish peaceful contact with him. In 2007, with ranching and logging closing in quickly on all sides, government...
20 Things I've Learned From Traveling Around the... →
12) Everyone is proud of where they are from. When you meet someone local in another country, most people will be quick to tell you something about their city/province/country that they are proud of. Pride and patriotism seem to be universal values. I remember trying to cross the street once in Palau, one of the smallest countries in the world, and a high school kid came up to me and said,...
Being popular and well liked is not in your best interest… if you behave in a...– Janeane Garofalo, Feel This Book (via nobackseats, missworld, earlyfrost, ephemere)
To pursue a goal which is by definition unattainable is to condemn oneself to a...– Émile Durkheim, in Suicide
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.– Albert Einstein