Painting in a National Park…

Painting in a National Park is fine, just as long as you’re not doing it on a rock or a mountain… A 21-years-old painter from New-York went on a trip to a series of National Parks (Yosemite, Crater Lake…) across 5 states, and she painted portraits in each park. She even took pictures and sent them to her Instagram account.


She was probably proud of herself. She has deleted her account now, but her pictures were copied and published by unimpressed internet users, who also reported her to authorities.

She is facing charges up to 5000 $ and a year in prison for vandalism.

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Today is Mother’s Day…

… in the USA, in New-Zealand, in Australia and in many other countries (check the list here). In the United Kingdom and in Ireland, Mother’s Day was on March 30th, this year. In France, in Mauritius and in Madagascar, it will be on May 25th…


Happy Mother's Day to all mothers on the planet

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers on the planet


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As you can read on Wikipedia :

“Afghanistan Listen/æfˈɡænɨstæn/, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in Central Asia and South Asia. It has a population of around 30 million inhabiting an area of approximately 652,000 km2 (252,000 sq mi), making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world. It is bordered by Pakistan and India in the south and the east, Iran in the west, TurkmenistanUzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the far northeast…

After the British left India in 1947, the United States and the Soviet Union began spreading influences in Afghanistan, which led in 1979 to a bloody war between the US-backed mujahideen forces and the Soviet-backed Afghan government in which over a million Afghans lost their lives. This was followed by a 1990s civil war, the rise and fall of the extremist Taliban government, and the 2001–present war. In December 2001, the United Nations Security Council authorized the creation of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to help maintain security in Afghanistan and assist the Karzai administration.

Three decades of war made Afghanistan one of the world’s most dangerous countries. While the international community is rebuilding war-torn Afghanistan, terrorist groups such as the Haqqani Network and Hezbi Islami are actively involved in a nationwide Taliban-led insurgency, which includes hundreds of assassinations and suicide attacks. According to the United Nations, the insurgents were responsible for 80% of civilian casualties in 2011 and 2012.

Of course, there are children in Afghanistan, and they constitute more than half the population. Two Australian skateboard lovers, Oliver Percovich and Sharna Nolan, went to Kabul, the capital city of the country, with a few boards. There, they started organizing skateboarding sessions for the children, boys and girls, living on the street. The kids enjoyed learning how to skate, and soon, a skateboarding school, Skateistan, was created.

A short film was made, to introduce the school and its pupils. It is subtitled in English.

School Website :

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The best jobs in the world ?

Australia proposes each year “the best jobs in the world” to foreigners. It’s a global contest, and there are more than 330,000 applicants from 196 countries !

The six jobs are: Chief Funster in Sydney, New South Wales; Outback Adventurer in the Northern Territory; Park Ranger in Queensland; Wildlife Caretaker in South Australia; Lifestyle Photographer in Melbourne, Victoria; and Taste Master in Western Australia. During their six month working holiday in Australia the winners are paid 100 000 Australian $ and they have to communicate about their experience.

Here is the job ad :

And a successful application sent by a French young woman :

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Playing with food again ?

Some people can’t help playing with food… and the results can be quite interesting. Look at the map below :

Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin

Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin

You can find more maps in this article.

And here is a video of the maps making :

The artists’ nicknames are “Kiwi” and “Eagle”.

Can you guess where they are from ?

Today is Saint-Patrick’s Day

Today, Irish people across the world celebrate Saint-Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

Grumpy cat ate a leprechaun

Grumpy cat ate a leprechaun…

Who was he ? A Roman English of the 4th century who converted the Irish people to christianity, and thus ended the pagan or Celtic religion. Before Saint Patrick, Irish people believed in faeries and practised magic, after Saint Patrick, well, they still did, but they went to church and gradually became very faithful to catholicism.

Traditionnally, on this day, people wear green clothes or a green accessory, and they drink a lot of Irish  beer.

And, by the way, this is a leprechaun :

A green little fairy

A green little fairy

Also, if you want to watch a good movie about the history of Ireland, you can watch Brendan and the Secret of Kells :