Over the course of three years, photojournalist Peter Menzel and writer Faith D'Aluisio traveled from their California home to visit over 30 countries to capture people and what they eat in a single day. The book that they made of the project, What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets, features a fascinating array of people and diets.
I want to have some business cards printed that say "You're doing it wrong" to hand out to etiquette offenders.
"Earlier this year, One Laptop Per Child workers dropped off closed boxes containing the tablets, taped shut, with no instruction. “I thought the kids would play with the boxes. Within four minutes, one kid not only opened the box, found the on-off switch … powered it up. Within five days, they were using 47 apps per child, per day. Within two weeks, they were singing ABC songs in the village, and within five months, they had hacked Android,” Negroponte said. “Some idiot in our organization or in the Media Lab had disabled the camera, and they figured out the camera, and had hacked Android.”
It is actually a project to share a meal, meet and learn about 50 strangers all around the world. It is still in the process. Looks like it is in Day 20 or so.
When I first read of the Scythians in Herodotus' Histories, I had such a hard time placing them in a part of the world today. They were such a mysterious mix of cultures, myths and landscapes. I am not sure how well the Ukraine corresponds to the places and peoples Herodotus describes, but this admixture of the Ancient Greeks, Slavs, Goths, Huns, Vikings and Mongols has a wonderous result. Here are the Seven Wonders of the Ukraine.