i was already really impressed by the tibetans and their sky burials, but now they’ve truly surpassed themselves! (^_^)
i can’t do ANY of this. i know — i just tried. (doc says i should be released from the hospital in a couple of months….)
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…the world yo-yo championships make me so happy. (^_^)
…but the japanese really got that altruism thing down (d*mn them, they made me cry):
“As the Japanese government and TEPCO struggle to bring the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant under control, a group of pensioners has decided to put their lives at risk to save younger people from radiation….
“‘My acquaintances and I talked very intensively about the accident and about how we could help contain the disaster,’ explained 72-year-old Yasuteru Yamada who came up with the idea.
“‘A functioning cooling system is indispensable,’ he pointed out. ‘But who is supposed to build it? Only people can do it. So why not us? Since we don’t have such a long future ahead?’
“Yamada is a former engineer who studied metallurgy. He set up ‘Qualified Veterans for Fukushima Nuclear Plant No. 1′ as a registered charity to convince the authorities of its seriousness….
“Yamada and his friends have now contacted 2,500 people in Tokyo and the surroundings. Some 450 people have already offered their help and 90 of them – all in their 60s – have agreed to work in the plant itself. He says they are ‘worried about what’s coming. But should we not do anything just because we are worried?’”
previously: japanese waaaaycism
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…guy who will do whatever it takes to stay alive?
one of them had a mental breakdown aboard the boat. another one proposed to the third guy that they kill and eat the first one. that never happened (they got rescued).
can you tell which one is which in the photo?:
they’re all cousins, btw.
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