Immer am Wochenende (Bleiben wir realistisch: soweit möglich.) gibt es hier einen Sammelpost mit allem, was es nicht zu einem eigenen Artikel gebracht hat. Das ist mal mehr, mal weniger. Mal gucken, wie’s klappt.

Podcast: WR921 Dieselautos

“Die einzige Konstante ist, dass der Diesel in den USA einen schlechten Ruf hat”, sagt Christopher Neumaier. Er ist eigentlich Historiker am Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam, zurzeit Vertretungsprofessor für neuere Sozial-, Wirtschafts- und Technikgeschichte an der Helmut-Schmidt-Universität in Hamburg und hat 2008 promoviert zum Thema “Dieselautos in Deutschland und den USA. Zum Verhältnis von Technologie, Konsum und Politik. 1949 – 2005”, und ich habe mir von ihm erzählen lassen, warum der Diesel in den USA einen so ganz anderen, nämlich schlechteren, Ruf hat als in Deutschland.

Pingelige Maus räumt auf

A homeowner puzzled as to who was mysteriously tidying up his garden shed late at night was astonished to find the culprit was a HOUSE PROUD MOUSE. Stephen Mckears, 72, first noticed objects moving in his shed a month ago and asked his neighbour Rodney Holbrook, 70, to help him get to the bottom of the mystery. The retired electrician noticed plastic clips appearing in an old ice cream tub filled with peanuts which he keeps to feed the birds before more objects began to accumulate. Questioning his sanity, Stephen emptied the tub each night, scattering the nuts and bolts across his shed, only to discover the mess had been cleaned by the morning. After weeks of finding large screws, plastic leads, nuts and bolts neatly filed away, the pair decided to set up a trail camera to uncover the mystery guest.


G I A N T S – Whale sharks of Isla Mujeres

The Yucatan peninsula is one of the busiest tourist destinations in the world and every year just offshore from Cancun, the largest fish in the ocean aggregates in vast numbers to feed. This very special aggregation is one of only a handful of such known sites where whale sharks aggregate and it has turned into a valuable ecotourism contribution to the local economy.


60,000 people singing Bohemian Rhapsody

Awesome crowd sings bohemian rhapsody all together at concert before show!

One Cup of Coffee and a Thousand Thank You’s

Writer A.J. Jacobs wanted to be a little less grumpy, so he started a gratitude practice at dinner. He’d thank everyone from the farmer who grew the carrots on his plate to the supermarket cashier who rang them up. Then, his 10-year-old son pointed out that the people A.J. was thanking couldn’t actually hear him … which sparked another idea.

Voice of Baceprot – School Revolution


Climbing Great Heights for Honey

Twice a year, about 80 miles outside Kathmandu, Nepal, villagers from Bhujung embark on a centuries-old quest. Enduring bee stings and hanging from handmade rope ladders, Madan Singh Gurung and his fellow honey hunters defy death to gather precious liquid gold. It’s a tradition that links past and present—one Madan feels has been his destiny since birth.

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Ruhrpottjunge im Rheinland. Gewaltbereiter Pazifist. Entspannter Choleriker. Freund des gepflegten Kurzfilms und sinnvoll aneinandergereihter Buchstaben. Macht den Scheiß hier seit 2000 und denkt nicht daran, es bleiben zu lassen. Warum auch? Ach ja, der Name. Kommt aus dem Spanischen, bedeutet soviel wie "der Faule" und spricht sich el flocho.


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