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n Far Cry 4, players find themselves in Kyrat, a wild region of the Himalayas struggling under the regime of a despotic self-appointed king. Using a vast array of weapons, vehicles and animals, players will write their own story across an exotic open-world landscape.
Release Date: November 18, 2014
The Namib is a coastal desert in southern Africa. The name Namib is of Nama origin and means "vast place". According to the broadest definition, the Namib stretches for more than 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa, extending southward from the Carunjamba River in Angola, through Namibia and to the Olifants River in Western Cape, South Africa.
The Namib's northernmost portion, which extends 450 kilometres (280 mi) from the Angola-Namibia border, is known as Moçâmedes Desert, while its southern portion approaches the neighboring Kalahari Desert. From the Atlantic coast eastward, the Namib gradually ascends in elevation, reaching up to 200 kilometres (120 mi) inland to the foot of the Great Escarpment.
Cantonese opera is one of the major categories in Chinese opera, originating in southern China's Cantonese culture. It is popular in Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia. Like all versions of Chinese opera, it is a traditional Chinese art form, involving music, singing, martial arts, acrobatics, and acting.
Many well-known operas performed today, such as The Purple Hairpin and Rejuvenation of the Red Plum Flower, originated in the Yuan Dynasty, with the lyrics and scripts in Cantonese. Until the 20th century all the female roles were performed by males.
Beginning in the 1950s massive waves of immigrants fled Shanghai to destinations like North Point. Their arrival boosted the Cantonese opera fan-base significantly. However, a decreased number of Cantonese opera troupes are left to preserve the art in Hong Kong today. As a result, many stages that were dedicated to the Cantonese genre are closing down.
Noodles at this store in Chongqing, China, come in one strand per bowl no matter how much you order -- thanks to its owner nifty skills.
The 32-year-old can swing any amount of noodles into one strand to be served.
"Two liang (0.2 jin) noodles need to be swung around 60 times, while three liang noodles need 90 swings. No matter how many times I swing it, it's only one noodle.
"I can swing the noodle till it's as long as 300 meters. The recipe of the flour is very important but it's also top-secret. I can guarantee I don't put additives," said Zhao, whose noodles are sold out by 2pm everyday.
Rock-paper-scissors. Scissors-paper-stone. Roshambo. Elephant-man-ant. Whatever you call it, chances are you’ve played it at some point. In Japan, the game is known as janken, and is used to settle any kind of dispute or awkward situation, from who gets the last cookie to which parents have to sit on the PTA that year.
It’s not hard to see why janken is so popular in Japan: it’s simple, and everyone knows how to play. It’s also efficient (particularly if the thing being decided is trivial anyway). Decisions made by janken are stuck to religiously: in three years teaching Japanese schoolkids I never once saw a student complain about the result or demand a rematch. It’s seen as a fair way to make decisions, because the game is based on luck.
Or is it? A group of researchers from Chinese universities has published a paper that shows sure-fire ways to win at rock-paper-scissors. Join us after the jump as we explore how to outsmart small children at their own game!
The researchers observed that “if a player wins over her opponent in one play, her probability of repeating the same action in the next play is considerably higher than her probabilities of shifting actions.” So if you win with rock, you’re more likely to play rock again in the next game (because your brain is yelling: “ROCK FTW! Yeah, rock!!”).
However, if a player loses two or more times in a row, they are more likely to change their play. What’s more, they are more likely to change to the move that will beat the one they just lost to.
So, to become an unbeatable rock-paper-scissors champion, follow these three rules:
RULE NUMBER ONE
If you lose, in the next game play the move that will beat the one your opponent just played.
e.g. Your opponent beat you by playing scissors. Next, play rock, because she’s gonna play scissors again.
RULE NUMBER TWO
If you win twice in a row, don’t keep playing the same move – change it. And seeing as your opponent’s gonna play the thing that will beat the thing you just played, change to the thing that will beat that: the move your opponent just played.
e.g. You played paper, and your opponent played rock. You win! Next, you gotta play rock.
RULE NUMBER THREE
Don’t tell your opponent that you read this article. That would just be confusing.
Orang-orang tipe O dapat mencerna lebih mudah daripada jenis darah daging. Namun, kurangnya protein membuat mereka mudah lelah karena tipe O berasal dari suku-suku yang memburu hewan dan mengumpulkan kacang-kacangan, buah dan tanaman. Suku yang memakan daging rendah lemak, jadi sapi dan kambing yang rendah lemak baik untuk tipe O. Terutama ikan dengan asam lemak omega-3 merupakan sumber protein yang sangat bagus untuk mereka. Memakan sayur segar dan buah sangat dianjurkan. Pada awalnya, suku-suku tidak memakan biji-bijian dan produk susu, sehingga makanan tersebut sulit dicerna bagi orang-orang tipe O. Gandum dan produk susu membuat mereka cepat gemuk.
The game is played on a court similar to badminton and volleyball, or be played artistically, among a circle of players in a street or park, with the objective to keep the shuttle 'up' and show off skills. In Vietnam, it is known as đá cầu and is the national sport, especially played in Hanoi.
In recent years, the game has gained a formal following in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere.
During play, various parts of the body (except for the hands) are used to keep the shuttlecock from touching the ground. It is primarily balanced and propelled upwards using parts of the leg, especially the feet. Skilled players may employ a powerful overhead kick. In China, the sport usually has two playing forms:
Circle Kick among 5-10 people
Duel Kick between two kickers.
Circle Kick uses upward kicks only for keeping the shuttlecock from touching the ground. Duel Kick has become popular among younger Chinese players, using "Flat Kick" techniques like Shooting Goal techniques in soccer sports. Therefore, the "Powerful Flat Kick" techniques are applied in Chinese JJJ games as a major attacking skill.
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla).
The American Cinco de Mayo celebration originated in the Mexican-American communities of the American West, Southwest, and Northwest in the 1860s. Mexicans and Latinos living in California during the American Civil War are credited with being the first to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the United States. It grew in popularity and evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, first in areas with large Mexican-American populations, like Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.
As in the United States, celebrations elsewhere also emphasize Mexican cuisine, culture and music.
Think your commute was tough? This is one of a packed subway in Japan during rush hours. The attendants will politely but forcefully push you into the carriage and assist the door so that it can be closed.
Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク Gōruden Wīku), often abbreviated to GW, is a collection of four national holidays within seven days. In combination with well placed weekends, the Golden Week becomes one of Japan's three busiest holiday seasons, besides New Year and the Obon week.
The national holidays making up the Golden Week are:
Showa Day (Showa no hi):
April 29 is the birthday of former Emperor Showa, who died in the year 1989. Until 2006, Greenery Day (see May 4) used to be celebrated on this day.
Constitution Day (Kenpo kinenbi):
On this day in 1947, the new postwar constitution was put into effect.
Greenery Day (Midori no hi):
Until 2006, Greenery Day used to be celebrated on April 29, the birthday of former Emperor Showa. The day is dedicated to the environment and nature, because the emperor loved plants and nature. Before being declared Greenery Day, May 4 used to be a national holiday due to a law, which declares a day, that falls between two national holidays, a national holiday.
Children's Day (Kodomo no hi):
The Boy's Festival (Tango no Sekku) is celebrated on this day. Families pray for the health and future success of their sons by hanging up carp streamers and displaying samurai dolls, both symbolizing strength, power and success in life. The Girl's Festival is celebrated on March 3.
Kumis, also spelled kumiss or koumiss in English (or kumys, see other transliterations and cognate words below under terminology and etymology) is a fermented dairy product traditionally made from mare's milk. The drink remains important to the peoples of the Central Asian steppes, of Huno-Bulgar, Turkic and Mongol origin: Bashkirs, Kalmyks, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Mongols, Uyghurs, and Yakuts.
Kumis is a dairy product similar to kefir, but is produced from a liquid starter culture, in contrast to the solid kefir "grains". Because mare's milk contains more sugars than cow's or goat's milk, when fermented, kumis has a higher, though still mild, alcohol content compared to kefir.
Even in the areas of the world where kumis is popular today, mare's milk remains a very limited commodity. Industrial-scale production, therefore, generally uses cow's milk, which is richer in fat and protein, but lower in lactose than the milk from a horse. Before fermentation, the cow's milk is fortified in one of several ways. Sucrose may be added to allow a comparable fermentation. Another technique adds modified whey to better approximate the composition of mare's milk.
The áo dài is a Vietnamese national costume, now most commonly worn by women. In its current form, it is a tight-fitting silk tunic worn over pantaloons. The word is pronounced [ǎːw zâːj] in the North and [ǎːw jâːj] in the South. Áo classifies the item as a piece of clothing on the upper part of the body. Dài means "long".
The word "ao dai" was originally applied to the outfit worn at the court of the Nguyễn Lords at Huế in the 18th century. This outfit evolved into the áo ngũ thân, a five-paneled aristocratic gown worn in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Today's superstition is a simple one: the idea that opening an umbrella inside will bring you, or everyone indoors, bad luck.
Where does this idea come from?
The furthest origin of this superstition can be found in Ancient Egypt. They didn't use umbrellas to protect them from the rain, but from the harsh rays of the sun. It was a very valuable possession, and naturally, only nobility had the privilege. In fact, to cross into the shadow of an umbrella, even by accident, was sacrilege if you weren't of noble birth!
Ancient Egyptians also thought umbrellas could ward off evil spirits, but when you used it inside, you were insulting the sun, which was a deity at the time.
Flash-forward to England, 1883. This is the first 'official' mention of the superstition. They thought holding an umbrella over your head while inside was a sign of death. In 1900, England, it was said that there would be a death in the house before the year was out, if you dared to open the doomed thing inside.
A new page on the Xbox Japan website confirms that Microsoft’s newest home console will finally go on sale in Japan on Thursday, September 4.
The console will retail for 49,980 yen (US$490) with the Kinect camera in the box, or 39,980 yen without, reflecting Microsoft’s recent SKU changes in the US.
A Siliconera report also states that Japanese launch titles will include the following:
Forza Motorsport 5,
Kinect Sports Rivals
Dead Rising 3
Ryse: Son of Rome
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
Murdered: Soul Suspect
Call of Duty: Ghosts