Fury 325

It’s fascinating to see what Werner Stengel made possible.

Kim Jong Un flying planes

For Kim Jong Il’s son, looking at things is not enough.

Carrot

Carrot is designed with you in mind. It’s a seamless experience, meticulously crafted, from beginning to end. It’s not just a vegetable, it’s what a vegetable should be.

;-)

Munich puking

What Oktoberfest is really like.

The Expert

You’re given an impossible task. No one understands. Because you’re the expert.

First Moon Party

New ad from period care package provider HelloFlo:

My favorite is still this Bodyfrom ad:

The art of engineering

I’m a big fan of social search service Aardvark. Today I got a question I couldn’t answer. Aardvark explains why it thought I would:

aardvark: OK. Type ‘mute’ if you’re not interested in art.
(I sent you this question since you know about mechanical engineering.)

Over and out

“Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.”
(LaCrosse, Wisconsin, October 18, 2000)

“The ambassador and the general were briefing me on the - the vast majority of Iraqis want to live in a peaceful, free world. And we will find these people and we will bring them to justice.”
(Washington D.C., October 27, 2003)

“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”
(Washington, D.C., August 5, 2004)

More at BBC and Evil George.

From Shanghai to Linan

The beginning of our two day study trip to Linan organized by the International School. Price: 50 Yuan (about 4,50 Euro).

Leaving Shanghai

Five buses in front of the International Students Building.

Leaving Shanghai

Large houses being built in the middle of nowhere. We’ve also seen developments with dozens of new, empty houses.

Leaving Shanghai

Oriental cherry?

For they know not what they do

Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou
Hongkou

Ok, better than this.

Hongkou

Match your bedding to your dress. Or the other way round.

Hongkou

Better than living food.

Hongkou
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall
Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall

Rainbow City Lifestyle Mall

Shanghai library

Shanghai Library

China’s largest public library.

Shanghai Library
Shanghai Library
Shanghai Library

Confucius

Shanghai Library
Shanghai Library

The biggest fear of Chinese organizations: Climbers.

Shanghai Library

The “Rechtshandbuch für Erzieherinnen” (”law guide for educators”) should be part of every well-assorted library. ;-)

Shanghai Library

In Heping Park, again

Heping Park
Heping Park
Heping Park

No idea what the man’s doing there. He was holding on to the shrub in a weird position without moving.

Heping Park
Heping Park
Heping Park
Heping Park

My bike outside.

Emergency for use

Chenglish
Chenglish
Chenglish

“Blessed are the people who take time to understand.who always can be counted on to lend a helping hand.”

Emergency For Use

See also: Atherosclerosis, Bombing and the heat of Iraq

Questions about giant pandas

We were looking for flashcards but couldn’t find any. The Chinese don’t seem to know them. And on our first day all the shops had closed at 6 pm, even the Foreign Language Bookstore where we wanted to get preprinted ones. But I found something else in another bookstore:

Bookstore
Giant Pandas
Giant Pandas

Did you know that Giant Pandas usually don’t feel carsick?

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Perhaps we first look out of the window

Angela Merkel shows us the Bundeskanzleramt. It’s a real pitty that there’s no English version.

Thanks to Frontal21 for digging this up. They also have links to other politician’s videos on their site.