Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A positive world

You don't need a costume to be a superhero. But apparently it does help.
Here's the case of a real life Batman in Australia: Zac Mihajlovic one day decided to build his very own Batmobile. With the help of his grandfather he replicated the 1989 Batman movie vehicle as used by Michael Keaton. He got offered good money for his creation but turned down the money. Just to make the dreams of others come true via the Make-a-Wish foundation:



Mamoudou Gassama is another superhero. Being an illegal immigrant from Mali he had no concerns about his possible deportation or even his own safety. When he saw a child in need he reacted. And how!



He got awarded instant citizenship by non other than French President Macron himself! The incident raises the question: 'Are only useful people allowed to be citizens?' How would you respond to this question after wondering how useful you yourself are for society?

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

We are gullible

People are gullible. Except for you and me of course. We would never fall for the trap of buying more stuff then we need or get a loan, not because we need the money but because the intrest seems so low it really looks like 'easy money'.

Want to make people think a company is trustworthy? Show them the name and logo a thousand times. Want to make people think all foreigners are dangerous and should be kept out of your country? Repeat that message a thousand times.

The trick is how the message is wrapped and how often you repeat it. Actual people have actually studied (on purpose!) on how to trick other people to make them believe whatever you want them to believe.

You can actually make people believe water should be banned. Really? Really.




Here's some more info (click) on this hoax.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

A Positive World

I love to see people enjoy what they do. As long as people enjoy themselves, there's hope yet for the world we live in. This sign interpreter really seems to enjoy the Dutch contribution to this years Eurovision song contest:


It seems it's possible to turn desert into forest! In China they found out how:




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