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· October, 2012

Stories about Humor from October, 2012

26 October 2012

Israel: The Unification of Right-Wing Parties Gives Birth to Bibirman

Israelis took to Facebook and Twitter to react to the announcement that the two largest right-wing parties in Israel will run on a joint ballot in the upcoming January 2013...

25 October 2012

China: Grass Mud Horse Style

24 October 2012

Arab World: Salafi Awkward Moments

Recognised by their long beards, and short garbs (thobe), Salafists, who follow a strict interpretation of Islam, were the butt of jokes on Twitter under a new hash tag #SalafiAwkwardMoments....

23 October 2012

Egypt: Advice to Protesting Kuwaitis

As Kuwaitis embarked on their largest ever protest to denounce changes to the electoral law, passed by the country's hereditary ruler while the Parliament was dissolved, Egyptians kept themselves busy...

Chile: #LosQueSobran Campaign to Pull Youth to Polls

Technology for Transparency Network

A group of Chilean NGOs have come together in a fun campaign to encourage young people to vote in the Municipal elections this Sunday, October 28. For the first time...

10 October 2012

China: ‘Are You Happy?’

During a recent national holiday news story feature broadcast by Chinese state-run television, reporters were filmed asking ordinary people questions including whether or not they were happy. Some the quite...

8 October 2012

On National Holiday Portugal's President Hoists Flag – Upside Down

The official celebrations of October 5 in Portugal, a national holiday that celebrates the establishment of the republic in 1910, was marked this year by a symbolic and rather unfortunate...

4 October 2012

Peru: “Talk to My Back, Mr. President”

Peruvian Twitter users show their wit after the release of a video that captures what seems to be a harsh exchange of words between the presidential couple.

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