Monthly Archives January 2015

From Youth to Age Shows in These Genealogy Photos

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Japanese Sculptor Shows How He Transforms Wood Into Surreal Statues

These surreal wood sculptures by Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki will become so much more impressive once you see how much work it took to make them! For one of his latest sculptures, an otherwise-ordinary girl with 12 faces, Kanemaki created a series of progress photos that show the sculpture’s progress from crude log to finished work of art.

Thanks to the reference lines he draws on the log as it’s gradually whittled down by chisels and saws, we get to see how the strange girl depicted emerges from an otherwise formless mass of wood.

This bizarre sculpture isn’t even his strangest – all of Kanemaki’s peaces involve strangely twisted characters, many of which dance with skeletons as well...

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8-year-old girl from Nagaland who saved grandma’s life gets bravery award!

KOHIMA: Mhonbeni Ezung, 8, was among 24 children to receive the national bravery award on Sunday for rescuing her drowning grandmother from a river at Chudi village in Wokha district of Nagaland. She is the youngest recipient of the bravery awards this year.

Mhonbeni Ezung
The incident happened on January 28, 2014, when Mhonbeni had gone to her maternal grandmother’s home in Chudi village. Her grandmother, Renthunglo Jungi, then 78, wife of late Limomo Jungi, had taken her out for fishing to Anunga Hayi stream, 4 to 5 km from Chudi.

While fishing the grandmother suffered sudden cramps, followed by a stroke and fell unconscious. Sensing trouble, Mhonbeni ran back 4-5 km through the thick forests all alone to the village to call for help...

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US President Barack Obama quotes Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘senorita’ dialogue from ‘DDLJ’

Looks like the President Of The United States of America is taking lessons from Narendra Modi. After the Indian PM quoted Star Wars during his recent visit to America, Barack Obama has now quoted Shahrukh Khan’s famous dialogue from DDLJ. Well, half the dialogue anyway. Listen to it here:

US President Barack Obama, who is currently on a visit to India along with First Lady Michelle Obama, surprised everybody when he quoted a famous line from one of Bollywood’s biggest love stories, ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’.

During his last address at a townhall in New Delhi on Tuesday (January 27), President Obama set the crowd chuckling at the Siri Fort Auditorium when he said in broken Hindi, ‘Senorita, bade bade deshon me...

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Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe 2015

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries.

On Sunday night in Miami, Paulina Vega — the 22-year-old student of business administration better known as Miss Colombia — was crowned Miss Universe.

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Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega, after becoming Miss Universe.

“It will be a dream come true to represent the woman of today,” Vega told the Associated Press last week. “A woman that not only cares about being beautiful and being glamorous, but also cares about being a professional, intelligent, hard-working person.”

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