Friday, August 31, 2012

What the... English?!? Cooking with Poo

Poorly named book found in Thailand, on shelves now!

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Cooking with Poo

Uh, thanks but I'm not hungry.

Monday, August 20, 2012

And I quote...

“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”
― Isabelle Eberhardt
The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt

And I quote...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fan Death

Koreans have some pretty ridiculous beliefs.  The one that is usually the most mind blowing however is fan death.  Although not every Korean believes in this, it is actually quite common, and is frequently backed by media stories that back the claim.

I'm sure many or even most of you have heard about fan death by now, so I'll make this simple.  To quote Wikipedia,  "Fan death is a widely held belief in South Korea that an electric fan left running overnight in a closed room can cause the death of those sleeping inside. All fans sold in South Korea come with an automatic timer that turns the fan off after a certain number of minutes."  The "scientific" explanation for this usually boils down to either asphyxiation or hypothermia.

And while I've never gotten into an argument over its existence, I have had Koreans express their concerns when I was (desperately) in search of fans and an air conditioner that didn't shut off after only a few hours.  (I'm over waking up in a pool of my own sweat.)  I'm pretty sure even Koreans who don't believe in fan death will still take precautions others of us wouldn't even think twice about.

We'll all feel pretty bad someday if the fans do come to kill us.

You can also watch the video on YouTube here.

Then again, these are actually pretty scary.  (That's a door just in the background for a size reference.)

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scary giant fans at a shop near my school

Like holy crap what are you going to do with that fan?  I really can't think of a room you'd need that in. 

And drats I just noticed that these don't seem to have an auto shut off, and I'm sorta wishing I'd bought one.  Killer fan or not.

Oh well.  
*adjusts fan dial to add more minutes*

Hugs & Kisses,

Monday, August 6, 2012

And I quote...

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” 

- Robert Louis Stevenson

And I quote...