dolphins. lions. elephants.
harry potter. DHr.
HIMYM. Community. Modern Family.
Game of Thrones. The Borgias. Downton Abbey. Band of Brothers. Sherlock. Elementary. Revenge.
Lana del Rey. Leighton Meester, Check in the Dark. Jeff Buckley. Mumford & Sons. Rilo Kiley. The Hush Sound.
Welcome to my Geisha Tuesday <3 :)
For years consumers struggled to fit the large round fruit in their refrigerators. And then there was the problem of trying to cut the fruit when it kept rolling around. But, a forward-thinking farmer on Japan’s south-western island of Shikoku solved the problem. The farmer, from Zentsuji in Kagawa prefecture, came up with the idea of making a cube-shaped watermelon which could easily be packed and stored. - BBC NewsApparently this is old news (my sister says she’s seen this a long time ago), but I just learned about it and it’s a swell idea. Too bad it’s thrice the price of a regular watermelon, though.
This is Hideaki Akaiwa. When the Tsunami hit his home town of Ishinomaki, Hideaki was at work. Realising his wife was trapped in their home, he ignored the advice of professionals, who told him to wait for the army to arrive to provide search and rescue.
Instead he found some scuba gear, jumped in the raging torrent - dodging cars, houses and other debris being dragged around by the powerful current, any of which could have killed him instantly - and navigated the now submerged streets in pitch dark, freezing water until he found his house. Swimming inside, he discovered his wife alive on the upper level with only a small amount of breathing room, and sharing his respirator, pulled her out to safety.
If he had waited for the army, his wife of 20 years would be dead.
Oh, and if that’s not enough badassery for one lifetime, Hideaki realised his mother was also unaccounted for, so jumped back in the water and managed to save her life also. Since then Hideaki enters the water everyday on a one man search and rescue mission, saving countless lives and proving that two natural disasters in a single day, and insurmountable odds can’t stand in the way of love. This man is my hero.
Photo of the Day: “Japanese medical personnel check a mother and son for radiation exposure in Kawamata village, Fukushima prefecture on Monday.”
According to a Japanese official, 22 people so far have tested positive for radiation contamination, and a further 190 may have been exposed.
[epa via msnbc.]
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