Apr 29, 2011

Royal Wedding in the United Kingdom today.

Apr 26, 2011

Joe McNally's advices on how to hold your SLR camera.

Since I'm currently getting more interested in photography as I just got a much better gear than I used to have, I'm posting this short video for you amateur photographers out there. The man is Joe McNally, an American photographer who has been shooting for the National Geographic Society since 1987.

These are his advices on how to hold your camera properly. I'm actually taking some of them for my upcoming life as a photographer:

Apr 24, 2011

Tornadoes in the U.S. A force of nature.

More info on this superb site.

Apr 22, 2011

A lesson on Scots and Geordies.

What nobody has probably told you about those strange people living in Scotland and Newcastle. They aren't what they seem to be, now we know...

Anyway, a funny clip from the British comedy show called Mumbai Calling, about a call center in Mumbai (Bombay), India. This scene has a British guy trying to teach the Indians how to understand and deal with regional UK accents. Enjoy:

Apr 20, 2011

The power of words.

This is a short video but also kind of a powerful one. As this video describes itself, it illustrates the power of words to radically change your message and your effect upon the world. Give it a shot:

Apr 18, 2011

Apr 16, 2011

The Pony Express. Now hiring.

This is a recruitment poster that the service known as the Pony Express used to get new riders to cross the United States from coast to coast from 1860 to 1861. And these are just three little frames of its brief existence. 

Oh, and did you know that the man known as Buffalo Bill was a rider for the Pony Express when he was young?

Apr 12, 2011

Alye Pollack's anti-bullying video.

Enough said by this girl in the video.

Just something to think about.

Apr 8, 2011

Women as a safety risk in WWII factories.

No better way to explain this image than the original source, Exploring 20th century London, does: This poster was issued by the Ministry of Labour and National Service and produced by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. It has an illustration by Grace Golden and promotes safe work practices in the factory. It is one of a series of 'safety first' posters produced during the Second World War in response to the growing number of women working in factories. Their presence was seen to bring new hazards and safety issues into the previously male-dominated factory environment.

Apr 4, 2011

Around the world in 2000 pictures.

Around the World in 2000 Pictures is a  project by Alex Profit in which he takes us on a tour of major world cities (Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, St. Petersbourg, Shanghai, Tokyo, New York and London) through 2000 photographs in stop-motion. He completed the entire project in just 24 days.

It is a pretty cool video and really well done. Check it out:

Apr 2, 2011

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of March 25, 1911.

One hundred years ago, the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of March 25, 1911, killed almost 150 New York City workers and helped expose poor working conditions and inadequate fire safety measures in American cities.

This is how the New York Tribune covered the news in these newspaper pages of the time:

You can find more info on this here.
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