Our son was barely two years old when we enrolled him in a daycare in China. We were two western parents raising a child abroad, and we liked to believe we were doing a pretty good job at it. We took pride in the belief that our boy was ahead of the curve.
But when he showed up with a diaper under his pants, the teachers reacted like we’d brought him in covered in bruises.
“No good,” the head of the daycare said with tsk and a disappointed shake of her head. “We will fix this.”
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The Korean War differs from most historical wars in that it never actually ended. Oh, sure, the Koreas stopped exploding each other by the millions once Ike finally got fed up and brandished his considerable nukes at them, but the armistice that established the DMZ and “ended” the war was intended as a temporary measure until a peace treaty could be established.
Now, more than 60 years later, said peace treaty is still about as likely to happen as the final volume of George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire. That’s a long time for North and South Korea to think up less deadly but far more insane ways to mess with one another, such as …
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Food has evolved a lot. It’s easy to take the complexity of the recipes and technology we enjoy today for granted—but it wasn’t always this way. There was a time when things weren’t so sophisticated and took quite a lot longer.
If you’ve ever wondered what food tasted like back then, you’re in luck. We have the answer. We’ve managed to preserve and recover recipes from the time of Richard II all the way back to the Sumerian empire, and you can still try them today.
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On Wednesday, Marie Claire exclusively unveiled a series of photos from Cara Delevingne and French artist Arno Elias’ new “I Am Not A Trophy” campaign, which features the model-actress fully nude with images of exotic animals projected onto her body. The scintillating global initiative is meant to bring awareness to the harmful practice of poaching and … help save sexy animals? Or something?
[Read the full article at The Onion’s Starwipe.]
As per her contract with Motown Records, we are legally required to send all birthday wishes intended for Gladys Knight to Berry Gordy.
Berry Gordy’s Gladys Knight is 72!
Through protest songs like “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?” and “Who’ll Stop The Rain,” he has dedicated his life to fighting a natural phenomenon he does not fully understand.
John Fogerty is 71!
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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton—two popular singers and reality stars who, by the grace of fate, found each other just in time for their albums’ promotional cycles to begin—are deeply and demonstrably in love, according to the near-hourly updates in our inbox. But theirs is a love that cannot be captured by mere words, nor Instagram posts, nor magazine covers, nor TV interviews, nor televised duets, nor album singles available now on iTunes for a mere $1.29. In fact, the couple so want the whole world to know of their deep, authentic affection for each other, they may be paying people to promote it on social media.
[Read the full article at The Onion’s StarWipe.]
When we hear that Pharrell Williams co-wrote 43 percent of the songs played on the radio in 2004, or that Dr. Luke wrote virtually every hit song in 2014, we’re barely even surprised. If anything, we’re just glad that every credits box doesn’t say “LyricsBot2000” yet. And besides, it makes no difference who wrote the song as long as it’s good, right? Actually, in some cases, it makes all the difference. Here are seven famous songs that take on a whole new meaning when you find out who wrote them — with implications that range from the fascinating to the terrifying.
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