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· January, 2008

Stories about Humor from January, 2008

The difference between Senegal and China

Blog politique au Senegal explains the difference between Senegal and China [Fr]: “Aside from the obvious differences like the color of their skin, the enormous disparity in the size of...

Latvia: Law Firm's Name Change Attempt

Can you imagine a law firm with a name like this: “Viss mainījies skaļi klusēja migla virs pļavām aiz upes un jenotiņš to sajuta tik skaidri ka aizrāvās elpa un...

Qatar: Strange Lights Over Doha

Qatar's bloggers are looking at the night's skies trying to understand what the strange bouncing lights a blogger captured with her camera phone are all about. Is it a UFO,...

Guyana: Persons of Influence

Do! You! Know!!! Who Guyana-Gyal is?? You should…

Singapore: Not in China

Arzhou is shocked to find that according to one of the US state tax department Singapore is a part of China.

Hungary: “Is Budapest Scarier than LA?” responds to an LA reader who is afraid of going to Budapest.

The Balkans: “Jestdej”

Sleeping with Pengovsky posts a copy of the Beatles’ ‘Yesterday’ – spelled phonetically by Croatian musicians: “… For all of you native speakers out there – if you ever wondered...

Uzbekistan: Perpetuum Mobile?

Ibragim says that a teenager from the academic school in Samarqand, Uzbekistan, allegedly invented a “perpetual” car engine powered by a very unusual kind of fuel – air.

Venezuela: Blogger Picks Political “Oops” Moments

Venezuela faced plenty of controversies in 2007, with some of its principal political actors finding ways to stick their foots in their mouths. Blogger More Baker looks back and picks...

Serbia: The Presidential Election

The presidential election in Serbia was held on Jan. 20. The Republic's Electoral Commission confirmed that the Serb Radical Party's candidate Tomislav Nikolic beat the other nine candidates. He received...

Kuwait: Scarlett Johansson in Kuwait

Actress Scarlett Johansson visited a military camp in Kuwait, making blogger Mark to ask: “How does one go about getting access to US camps in Kuwait?”

Sudan: Potassium bromide and witchcraft

Andrew Heavens writes about Potassium bromide and witchcraft in Sudan: “Only in Sudan. Sudanese bakery owner fined for using witchcraft in court”

China: Flowers in the Press Conference

Imagethief notices the flower addiction in Chinese Press Conference.

Serbia: “Endorsed by… Bill Gates?”

Belgrade 2.0 writes about a Serbian “presidential candidate using Windows desktop wallpaper in his official campaign as well as something at the end of the video which reminds pretty much...

China: T-shirt with Chinese Character

Alpar shows a t-shirt with Chinese characteristic, with slogans and pictures of eight prides and eight shames, harmonious society, city management teams’ violence (zh).

Ukraine: Crimean Politicians

Orange Ukraine writes on how Crimean politicians “are asking for testing of Ukrainian language to be conducted in Russian” – or else they wouldn't let the country's PM enter the...

The Baltics: Missing the Borders 2

Lituanica has more on the story of the missing borders and one poor cleaning lady, who was on her way to work in Kaunas, Lithuania, but fell asleep and found...

Peru: Wendy Sulca, Child Video Sensation

From Peru, 10 year old Wendy Sulca is quickly becoming an internet sensation. Her folkloric videos have viewers discussing children´s rights, what it means to be Peruvian and whether or...

The Baltics: Missing the Borders

Latvian Abroad notes that the lack of borders in the Schengen Zone can be quite a nuisance: “A woman from rural Lithuania tries to catch a ride to Kaunas, the...

Pakistan: Mush and Britney

Pakistan Paindabad takes a funny look at Pakistan and Britney Spears.

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