Why tomatoes have no taste anymore

It felt just right. Delicious looking is the warm red skin and the scent of tomato tickles my nose. I rest my finger and press it gently. Yes, it feels just right. Not too hard, not too mushy. When I was young, I used to bite a whole in the tomato and then suck the liquid and pulp out. I might still do but you will never know for I would not admit it. So I took the initial bite. Dug the whole that shall lead me to the source. To the sweet, sour, tomatoey insides that smelled and felt just right. I tasted nothing. I felt that I was… Read More

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Respect, Beyoncé, Respect!

Beyoncé takes a stand V.MA. 2016 I find stardom boring so that I never watch the Emmies, Grammies, and Bammies. I did not even install my TV-box. I wanted to send it back, but Comcast told me I´ll have to pay $ 20 more per month if I return it. Yeah, I guess that makes sense. In any way, I´m not up to date with Hollywood and star news. Beyoncé has been around for a long time. My impression of her was always that she is stunningly beautiful, talented and probably a hard worker. Oh, and a great dancer. The music is not bad – just not my style. In 2008,… Read More

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Apple iPhones To Solve Their Own Theft?

A nightmare for thieves and data protectionists alike? Apple has applied for another patent on August 26 (see it HERE) that would allow them to capture information about a user as soon as they suspect unauthorized use. The patent “Biometric Capture for unauthorized User Identification” might allow your phone to solve its own theft. Information that could be collected, uploaded to a server and used to identify the unauthorized user: Fingerprints Pictures Videos Heart rate and data from the motion sensor Apparently, the current user would not be alarmed. I suspect that you would notice that your battery life seems shorter and that the temperature of the phone goes up… Read More

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Women In Trees – A Mystery?

Tickling your phantasy I came across a photo series today, published in the German magazine “Stern”. Of women in trees (in Germany). Yes, women in trees. Picture: Jochen Raiß The pictures below are part of a photo book by Jochen Raiß with over 100 pictures (Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag). As the Stern article explains: When Jochen Raiß found the first woman in a tree he thought it was merely a coincidence. A random shot. He loved going to flea markets and to his surprise he found more pictures of women in trees. After 25 years he had collected over 100. They date from 1920 – 1950. Now, can you imagine how many… Read More

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How Memes Change Our Communication

In September of 2007, a young blogger uploaded a video defending Britney Spears. Spears had just been slaughtered for her appearance at the MTV Music Awards. The US blogger screamed and asked that critics leave Spears alone. The video has been watched over 2 million times within the first 24 hours. Several remixes manifested as well as … yes, memes. A new form of communication was born Memes are a central part of Web 2.0, But a few questions are left to be answered:  How do memes change our communication On the first look, they just seem to be trivial and simplistic artifacts. But they reflect Zeitgeist and cultural discussions.… Read More

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7 Most Dangerous Holiday Flirts

Everything is different when you are on vacation. Women go for guys they would stay clear off at home. After three mojitos and two sunshine reggae, we become easy targets for them. Here are some of the most dangerous holiday flirts: 7 men women only dig on vacations The Singer Where you meet him: The Bahamas, Gili Islands Defining features: Dreadlocks are covering half of his back. Big Grin. Red eyes. That fascinates us: He´s the front man of a Bob-Marley-cover band and … there is just something about him. What catches the eye: There are only women in the front row. Everyone wants him. Because he stands for hunger… Read More

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