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Foreign Journalists and Cameramen Were Deported From Fiji After Mocking Fiji's Government!

In 2009, the Fiji Daily Post didn’t take kindly to suppression of the media from their Secretary of Department.

When told they had to quit posting negative political articles in their media, they took to satire to fire back.

With stories such as “Man Gets On Bus” and “Breakfast As Usual”, the Fiji Daily held protest through their work by mocking the government.

The Fiji Daily also printed mass copies of newspapers that had large blank spots where political articles would have gone and completely stopped airing their Fiji One evening program.

When this happened, the foreign journalists in Fiji were then called to step down at their positions. When refusing, Dorney and Aston were then deported from Fiji and the cameraman Matt Smith was banned from ever returning to Fiji.

The government stated that they breached their visa contracts by doing such.


Nikola Tesla was probably in love with a pigeon!

Nikola Tesla is one of the most eccentric and interesting people in history, often overshadowed by Thomas Edison.

Some of the weird stories about him are grounded in truth, however, since he was such a weird guy.

One such story takes place in his later years when he was pretty much in love with his pet pigeon.

Tesla made a trip one night in 1937 after midnight to visit the local cathedral and library to feed the pigeons. On his way he was struck by a taxicab and thrown to the ground, wrenching his back and breaking three ribs.

Of course, his lifelong custom was to never visit a doctor, so the full extent of his injuries will never be known. For a while he was unable to feed the pigeons since he was bedridden until he was able to walk again in the Spring of 1938.

Near the end of his life he visited the park every day and fed pigeons. He took to one white one in particular and spent over $2,000 that comfortably supported her when she was injured.

He stated that he loved that pigeon as a man loves a woman, and that she loved him. As long as he had her he had a purpose in his life. He was a genius, but also a real weirdo!


The "cocktail party effect" is the human body trick that allows us to tune in one one sound when we are surrounded by many., much like at a cocktail party

Humans are the result of millions of years of nature's engineering, so it's not surprise that our bodies can do some pretty amazing things. One of these things it what psychologists call the "cocktail party effect." This is the ability to distinguish and pay attention to one particular voice out of a multitude of sounds.

Our ears take in a huge number of different sounds, often at the same time. Sometimes it's overwhelming, but if you close your eyes and focus, you can almost always pick up on and follow one particular sound. It's a feat of nature that let's us make sense of the world by creating order from chaos.

When concentrating on one sound, our minds are essentially declining to process the other sounds. If you're at a cocktail party, for example, and tune out of your conversation to listen to the conversation next to you, you're going to miss what your group is saying. In this way, the ability to pick up on one particular voice and the ability to tune things out are very closely related.


You'll never guess how many people have voiced Donald Duck over the years!

Though his voice is one of the most fun to mimic, Donald Duck hasn't been the host to many voice artists.

In fact, since his conception in 1934 by Walt Disney Productions, there have only been two people who have brought the iconic voice to life—at least in an official sense.

Voice performer Clarence Nash audition for Walt Disney Studios when he found out they were looking for people to make animal sounds for the cartoons.

Disney was looking to create a character that could portray some of the more negative character traits that Mickey could no longer hold since becoming a children's role model. Nash's impression of a duck won them over and he became the original voice artist for the infamous angry duck.

Nash died in 1985 with “Mickey's Christmas Carol” being his last performance as Donald in 1983. Nash's pupil, Tony Anselmo, took over with the first time in the film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” It was a challenging first role, challenging Daffy Duck, voiced by creator Mel Blanc, to a piano duel. He still voices the duck to this day.


Jesus wasn't necessarily a carpenter. The word Tekton (root of technology, technical) was translated to carpenter, but means more generally a skilled maker or builder in various mediums.

Jesus is generally known as being a carpenter during his life, but that wasn't necessarily his profession. He is identified as the son of a "tekton", and is called a tekton himself in Mark 6:3.

Tekton has been traditionally translated into "carpenter," but it's actually a general word that can mean a maker of objects with any material, including builders.

Some scholars argue that tekton could equally mean a highly skilled craftsman in wood or the more prestigious metal, perhaps running a workshop with several employees.

It's also been pointed out that the terms 'carpenter' and 'son of a carpenter' are used in the Jewish Talmud to signify a very learned man, and he suggests that a description of Joseph as 'naggar' (a carpenter) could indicate that he was considered wise and highly literate in the Torah.

The specific association with woodworking was a constant in Early Christian writings, though. Justin Martyr (died c. 165) wrote that Jesus made yokes and plows, and there are similar early references.



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