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Train runs through Bangkok market

Continuing my documentation of cultural eccentricities is this amazing video, where a train runs through a proper vegetable market in Bangkok. Its interesting to look at how people live in different parts of the world…we live in a pond and think thats the whole world…but believe me, its not!

April 27, 2008 Posted by | amazing videos, culture, humor, videos | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Are Americans stupid? Wow video!

Many have debated that Americans are stupid. Some have even proposed that Americans are the most productive and ingenious people exactly because of their stupidity. The reasoning is that creativity is nothing but a sudden cessation of stupidity.

In India you have a huge valley between rich and poor. There is such a valley in the US, just between the super-intelligent and the dumb. This is a country where you have Harvard, Princeton, MIT and tonnes of world-class institutions, models to emulate in the rest of the world, and also the country where people think the currency of UK is Queen Elizabeth money! What a shame!

To be fair, the above video is not about stupidity, but ignorance. And ignorance, we all know, is bliss. That means America is a blissful country, which no one can deny. That is why so many people come to the US, in search of bliss. That means, Iraq and Afganistan and North Korea are the most intelligent and aware countries in the world!

Wow! I really like my reasoning prowess! Enjoy the video!

April 25, 2008 Posted by | culture, general, humor, videos | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Can you imagine an elephant painting?

One of my friends sent me this video:

This video is so amazing, when I saw it first, I was dumbstruck! First, I wondered whether the mahout (elephant rider) is controlling the elephant in some way or other. But even if it was, isnt the fact that “an elephant is able to draw” awesome by itself? Thats how my friend who sent me the video responded to my skepticism, and I agree fully.

We have these weird illusions that we are at the top of the evolutionary ladder, and we end up doing things like the picture shown below (of whale hunting)

These elephants have now become an endangered species. These intelligent creatures, whose full intellectual ability we may never know. And judging from what the elephant is doing in the above video, I think we better roll up our sleeves and get into the act of finding out…!

April 1, 2008 Posted by | culture, general, news, videos | , , , , , | 1 Comment