This video has been trending recently, and it does deserve its viral appeal. Condensing so much history into a 20min video is pretty impressive, and while its ridiculously fast paced, it feels like I can follow the content to a large extent.
That could also be because I know quite a bit of what he’s talking about though. Well, at least it’s definitely entertaining. And another one of his previous works, history of japan, is just as fun to watch:
I recall distantly having written several political posts at the start of this blog, but then that promptly gave way to reviews of movies, TV shows and anime. I feel like it’s time to go back to talking and ranting about politics just a little, before I turn into someone completely divested from the world around me.
I’m from sunny Singapore, but pretty much everyone across the globe has been hanging on to news of the U.S. presidential elections. Now the dust has settled and the Republicans have a hold of the House, Senate and the Oval Office, it’s time to think about how populism has defined the politics of today and whether the world is going to survive.
So the news came in today. Joseph Schooling of Singapore beat Michael Phelps at the 100m butterfly event at Rio 2016 for Singapore’s first gold medal and Olympic record to boot. Hurray! Majulah Singapura!
Good for him. I’m not too fussed though.
It’s been quite a terrible 2016 for the world at large. The worldwide phenomenon of Pokémon GO and it’s uniting impact can’t hold a candle to countless terror attacks, increasing violence between protesters and police in the US, war in Syria and South Sudan, the Zika virus, and more problems to list than I can remember.
These three tweets just about sum it up.
Unfortunately, that’s a very accurate portrayal of the world we live in.
As a pharmacy student, this scares me quite a bit more than it might scare people with less knowledge of medicine. The news of colistin-resistance plasmids appearing in China (due to the feeding of pigs with colistin-laced food) was especially troubling when I first heard it some time ago. Let’s hope more doctors stop prescribing antibiotics needlessly, and more patients take their antibiotics faithfully. Oh, and that farmers stop abusing antibiotics to keep their livestock from falling sick.
Yea, English is a pretty messy language.
Well, that’s trippy as hell. But to my knowledge, quite accurate.