No need to zoom in! Extraordinary moment gigantic 40ft humpback whale surfaced within arm’s reach of a stunned holidaymaker

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The moment was captured by Giancarlo Thomae, a marine biologist from Moss Landing in California, while on a day trip whale watching last weekend.

He said: ‘We were kayak whale watching and the whales just came right up to us. For being some of the largest animals on the planet they were very graceful.





Pe vaporul ROMANIA

Unde-si fac calatoria

Senatori si deputati,

Capitane:…Sunt pirati!

Care e salvarea?


Vinovatii mor,

Vin copiii lor!

Ionel Maglaviteanul, ¨Eu si lumea¨(stante satirice)

OMG :(

Parents’ horror as Chinese boy, 6, has his eyes GOUGED OUT after being ‘kidnapped by organ trafficker who stole both his corneas

six-year-old Chinese boy had his eyes gouged out after reportedly being kidnapped by an organ trafficker.Family members found the youngster covered in blood some three to four hours after he went missing while playing outside his home.

The child’s eyes were found nearby but the corneas were missing, reports said, implying that an organ trafficker was behind the harrowing attacK.

The boy was drugged and ‘lost consciousness’ before the attacker removed his eyes, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) said on its account on Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter.

His parents discovered he was missing when they called him inside at around 8pm but received no response.



They began a frantic search with other relatives and eventually found him screaming in a nearby field with blood covering his face around three hours later.

The kidnapper apparently told the boy: ‘Don’t cry. Don’t cry and I won’t gouge out your eyes.’

The boy’s father said: ‘We didn’t notice his eyes were gone when we discovered him.

‘We thought he fell down from high and smashed his face.’

However, once the boy was rushed to hospital doctors discovered that his eyes had been removed.

The illicit organ trade in China has been triggered by the disparity between the 300,000 people on hospital transplant waiting lists and the fact that only 10,000 organ transplant operations are performed each year.

Few Chinese agree to donate their organs after death, fuelling the rampant illegal market activity.


Keep it safe.

Before I die, I want to be somebody’s favorite hiding place, the place they can put everything they know they need to survive, every secret, every solitude, every nervous prayer, and be absolutely certain I will keep it safe. I will keep it safe.

– Andrea Gibson, Bone Burying


I really like this feeling


I like to see people reunited, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can’t tell fast enough, the ears that aren’t big enough, the eyes that can’t take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.

―  Jonathan Safran Foer



      „We teach females that in relationships, compromise is what women do. We raise girls to see each other as competitors, not for jobs or for accomplishments— which I think can be a good thing— but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are. If we have sons, we don’t mind knowing about our sons’ girlfriends, but our daughters boyfriends? ‘God forbid!’ But of course when the time is right, we expect those girls to bring back the perfect man to be their husband. We police girls, we praise girls for virginity, but we don’t praise boys for virginity. And it’s always made me wonder how exactly this is supposed to work out because *laughs* the loss of virginity is usually a process that involves *laughs*… 
We teach girls shame. ‘Close your legs!’ ‘Cover yourself!’ We make them feel as though by being born female, they are already guilty of something. And so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire. They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up—and this is the worst thing we do to girls—they grow up to be women who have turned pretense into an artform.” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 



Cele mai vechi petroglife din America

Cele mai vechi petroglife din America, vechi de 14,800 de ani s-au descoperit in zona unui lac secat din Nevada!

¨Whether they turn out to be as old as 14,800 years ago or as recent as 10,500 years ago, they are still the oldest petroglyphs that have been dated in North America,” said Benson, a former research scientist for the US Geological Survey and current curator of anthropology at the University of Colorado Natural History Museum in Boulder.




Scrisoare de pe front

Marius Crăciun

Dragă mama îţi scriu poate ultimele cuvinte
Nu se ştie unde ne opresc şi ce glonţ îmi trece prin minte
Trenul este foarte murdar, totul e un calvar
Toţi tremuram, se aud gloanţe şuierând – vacarm
Parcă am fi la şcoală toţi scriem pe genunchi
Ştim că războiul lor e moartea noastră
Arunc o privire printre scânduri şi văd copaci fără trunchi
Simt că pot să mă întorc erou sau vedeţi-vă de viaţa voastră
De două zile tot mergem…
Gerul cumplit ne seacă crâncen
Sper să putem măcar să călcăm pe pământ
Nu vreau să ştii că fiul tău e înfrânt
Se pare că o să oprim,
Voci străine se aud, cred că vom cobora
Am ultimele amintiri plăcute din copilărie
Acum arma mi-e mama şi muniţia fericire

Se aud obloanele vagonului căzând
Mă opresc aici, vă pup şi vă mai scriu curând

Mamă, în ultimele săptămâni am tras…

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