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16 People On Things They Couldn’t Believe About America Until They Moved Here


1. Rakib Islam
I am originally from Bangladesh and here are a few things that I find hard to explain to peeps back home.

Fruits and vegetables are way more expensive than meat and poultry.
That, generally speaking, the poor is more obese than the rich.
A lot of couples adopt children, sometimes in spite of having their own, and treat them exactly like their own. (To me, this alone is a marker of a great people)
By and large, people do not carry cash. (snip)

4. Natalia Rekhter
I’m from Russia. Below are a few things I almost always have to explain or discuss with visitors from Russia.

Why individual houses are so large? We always get into discussion that house is not just a shelter, but also a manifestation of one’s financial achievements.
Philanthropy. There is no culture of philanthropy in Russia and many view American philanthropy either as a waste of money or as some intricate plot to get some additional benefits.
People don’t walk places. They go everywhere by a car.
There is almost no public transportation except in a few large cities. People actually have to have cars to get places. Cars are necessity, not luxury.
Majority of high and middle schools have sport facilities of very high, almost professional quality.
Many schools have orchestras, bands, theaters of a very high, almost professional quality. Free. (snip)

More at the link

Elephants Shirley and Jenny Reunited After 20 Years. Keep your tissues handy...

Two Hands Four Paws: A paralyzed Doberman learns to walk again


(couldn't find a Youtube for this one... It's wimp.com)

If appreciating and making music are function of the human brain, then what does this

video say about dogs?

edited to add url...

A GREAT strip in Bill Watterson style by Gavin Aung Than (or do what makes you happy.)

On edit: Not Bill Watterson's work after all. Just in his style. See below.

Home burns then fire department charges residents nearly $20,000: Privatization

That hilarious moment when a black talk show host gives DNA results to a white supremacist, “Hey Bro

That hilarious moment when a black talk show host gives DNA results to a white supremacist, “Hey Bro!”

video at the link


November 11, 2013
By Anomaly
Craig Cobb, the racist who is trying to set up a white supremacist’s wet dream in a tiny town in North Dakota just got smacked upside the head with a little karma — on a soon to be aired TV show. But, we have a clip.

Trisha Goddard, host of the ‘Trisha Show’ gave Cobb some surprising lab results after he submitted a DNA test. Well, it was surprising to him, but not the rest of us really.

Look at his face. I’m dying laughing over here:

Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

TN Student Speaks Out About Common Core, Teacher Evaluation, and Educational Data

Take two nomal people, Add money to just one of them, and watch what happens

Take two nomal people, Add money to just one of them, and watch what happens.

Science can explain a lot of things that I've always wondered about (go, science!). In this case, it explains what I've known for a long time but been unable to quite understand: Why do some folks who have a lot more money than others seem to be less nice and more evil to everyone around them? At 0:50, someone actually takes candy from babies. No, really. At 3:00, we start to see the science unfold before our eyes. Entire management courses could — and should — be taught with the bit starting at 4:40.

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