Monthly Archives: Dezembro 2010

2010 In Pics



A bird is mired in oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010. Crude oil flowed from a hole in the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico for three months after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sank on April 20th, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

 In this aerial photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana’s tip, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning Wednesday, April 21, 2010. Eleven men working on the platform were killed, and 17 others injured. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) #

 Crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill washes ashore in Orange Beach, Alabama, Saturday, June 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) #

 A day after a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, killing thousands, a young woman climbs over shopping carts and the rubble of a collapsed store on January 13, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images) #

 An injured person is seen in the street after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Jorge Cruz) #

 A man steps carefully through lifeless bodies piled outside the morgue in Port-au-Prince on January 14, 2010, following a devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti on January 12. Haiti’s government has placed the final death toll at over 230,000. (JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images) #

 A young Haitian man cries out in pain as his mother comforts him while being treated for a trauma wound on his arm at the Center Hospitalier de la Renaissance January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Patients are being treated on the grounds of the hospital by Cuban and German doctors due to fears of the building’s structural integrity. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) #

 A man touches his newborn baby, born three days earlier, at the Israeli hospital in Port-au-Prince January 20, 2010. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins) #


The Aurora Australis, air glow, and cloud-obscured city lights – blurred by the relative motion of the ISS during the long-exposure photograph. Two Russian spacecraft, docked to the ISS, are seen in the foreground of this April 4th, 2010 image. (NASA/JSC) #

 Mourners arrive to light candles under a giant cross at Pilsudski Square in Warsaw, Poland, in memory of late Polish President Lech Kaczynski on April 11, 2010. Kaczynski, his wife Maria and leading members of the Polish military and government were killed when the presidential plane they were traveling in crashed while attempting to land at Smolensk, Russia on April 10th. The delegation was on its way to attend memorial services for the thousands of Polish military officers murdered by the Soviets during World War II at Katyn. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images) #

 A five-week-old Chinchilla rabbit nibbles grass at a rabbit farm in Moosburg north of Munich March 22, 2010. The rabbits at the farm are bred to compete in rabbit shows. (REUTERS/Michaela Rehle) #

 Kyrgyz riot policemen try to protect themselves during clashes with opposition supporters demonstrating against the government in Bishkek on April 7, 2010. Opposition followers killed Kyrgyzstan’s interior minister, took the deputy prime minister hostage and captured state television in a deadly revolt on April 7 against President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. A source in the office of Interior Minister Moldomus Kongantiyev revealed that he had been killed in riots in the northwest hub of Talas where the first protests had erupted. (VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images) #

 The collapsed Borde Rio apartment building is seen in Concepcion, Chile, Thursday, March 4, 2010. On February 27th, a devastating magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck Chile, one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded. (AP Photo/ Natacha Pisarenko) #

Spain’s Gerard Farres Guell kicks up sand with his Aprilia during the 4th stage of the Dakar 2010 between Fiambala, Argentina, and Copiapo, Chile on January 5, 2010. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images) #

 U.S. Marines from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, protect an Afghan man and his child after Taliban fighters opened fire in the town of Marjah, in Nad Ali district, Helmand province, February 13, 2010. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #

 U.S. Marine Sgt. Shane Hanley, a squad leader from Easy Company, 2-2 Marines, receives treatment by U.S. Army flight medic Sgt. Michael G. Patangan (left) while airborne in an army Task Force Pegasus medevac helicopter, shortly after Hanley was wounded, in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan on February 9th, 2010. Sgt. Hanley, of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, who agreed to have photos of himself published, sustained shrapnel injuries to the left side of his body, face and eye when an improvised explosive device detonated below him while he was on a foot patrol. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) # …aSh…

 An undercover Israeli police officer holds a weapon as another detains a Palestinian suspected of throwing stones during clashes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi al-Joz March 16, 2010. Palestinians had mounted violent protests in a “day of rage” in Jerusalem. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner) #

 In this Feb. 16, 2010 photo, the work “Ants”, by Colombia’s artist Rafael Gomez Barros, covers the National Congress’ facade in Bogota, Colombia. According to the artist the ants symbolize the people displaced by the continuing armed conflict in Colombia.
 A Sudanese woman with ethnic Nuer tribal scarification stands outside her grass hut in the town of Malakal in Upper Nile state, April 10, 2010. The Nuer receive facial markings during initiation into adulthood. (REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly) #

 27-year-old Hugo Antonio Luna lies dead in the middle of the road with 18 gunshots in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Wednesday, May 5, 2010. In Mexico’s continuing drug-related violence, over 9,600 people were killed in the year 2010 alone. (AP Photo/Javier Manzano) #

 A balloon flies during the International Hot Air Balloon Week in Chateau-d’Oex January 23, 2010. Over 80 balloons from 15 countries participated in the ballooning event in the Swiss mountain resort. aSh(REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud) #

 Magma churns and gushes in the lava lake of Mount Nyiragongo, one of Africa’s most active volcanoes, in Goma, Congo on March 31, 2010. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) #


Lighthouse Christian School teacher Heather Harrell reacts after finding her grandmother’s Bible in her classroom that was destroyed by the flood in Antioch, Tennessee on Monday, May 3, 2010. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, Shelley Mays) #   

Two year-old octopus Paul, the so-called “octopus oracle” predicts Spain’s 2010 soccer World Cup final victory over The Netherlands by opening and choosing a mussel from a glass box decorated with the Spanish national flag instead of a glass box with the Dutch flag, at the Sea Life Aquarium in the German city of Oberhausen on July 9, 2010. Paul became a media star after correctly picking all six German World Cup results including their first-round defeat against Serbia and their semi-final defeat against Spain. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay) #  

An airplane passes in front of a rainbow above the Mediterranean sea in Nice, southeastern France on Aug. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) #

A man takes a picture inside the British pavilion, a structure bristling with long acrylic rods with seeds embedded inside, at the World Expo 2010 site in Shanghai, China on April 14, 2010. (PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images) #

German police officers lift a woman from the crowd of revelers outside a tunnel at the Love Parade “The art of Love” in the western German city of Duisburg July 24, 2010. A stampede killed at least 19 people after mass panic broke out in a tunnel at the techno music festival in Germany on Saturday. (REUTERS/Daniel Naupold) #

A Pygmy Marmoset (Callithrix pygmaea) among of the hairs of a keeper at a primate rescue and rehabilitation center near Santiago, Chile on August 3, 2010. The Pygmy Marmoset, known as the world’s smallest monkeys and under danger of extinction, was confiscated after being found inside the clothes of a Peruvian citizen during a highway police check at the northern city of Antofagasta. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado) #

A statue and a torn Thai national flag remain in front of Bangkok’s Central World shopping mall, which was gutted by fire after army soldiers advanced towards an encampment of thousands of “Red Shirt” protesters who had been occupying parts of Bangkok on May 19, 2010. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif) #

On February 13, 2010 NASA’s Cassini spacecraft approached close to Saturn’s moon Mimas, approximately 70,000 km away, and created this image of the icy satellite. Saturn’s limb and upper atmosphere are visible in the background. (NASA/JPL/SSI) #

Two-year-old Dhoal, a child suffering from severe malnutrition, is swarmed with flies as he cries on a bed at a local hospital in the southeast Sudanese town of Akobo on April 10, 2010. The population in Akobo and the surrounding counties in the Jonglei state in southern Sudan are suffering from the effects of a devastating drought and tribal conflict. Aid officials have called Akobo the “hungriest place on earth,” after a survey showed that 46 percent of children under five are malnourished. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images) #  …aSh…

Pilot Capt. Brian Bews parachutes to safety just as his CF-18 fighter jet plummets to the ground during a practice flight at the Lethbridge County Airport for the weekend airshow in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada on July 23, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Lethbridge Herald, Ian Martens) #

After months of heavy rainfall caused some of the worst floods Europe has seen in decades, farmers help a horse to jump into an amphibious vehicle in flooded Juliszew village in central Poland at Wisla river on ashworld4u@yahoo.comMay24, 2010. (JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images) #

Sokreun Mean, 36, a badly scarred victim of an acid attack, poses at the Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity (CASC) facility on August 1st, 2010 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She was attacked outside her home with a large quantity of acid causing blindness and severe disfiguration to her face. She has been operated on over 20 times. Sokreun was divorced, but the estranged wife of her husband became jealous and attacked her. She is one of 270 patients receiving treatment by the Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity (CASC), an organization dedicated to the welfare of acid survivors in Cambodia, since 2006. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) #

A violent anti-G20 protester, using Black Bloc tactics, throws a chair through the window of a Tim Horton’s while demonstrators smashed their way through downtown streets June 26, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. (Simon Hayter/Getty Images) #

In seawater covered by a thick layer of spilled oil, two Chinese firefighters, Zheng Zhanhong (center) and Han Xiaoxiong (top right) attempt to rescue their fellow firefighter Zhang Liang (only his hand visible) from drowning beneath the oil slick during clean-up operations at the port of Dalian, China on July 20, 2010. Zhang Liang was unable to resurface, and drowned. (REUTERS/Jiang He/Greenpeace) #   

23As central Russia suffered through its hottest summer since record-keeping began 130 years ago, hundreds of wildfires swept the countryside, causing billions in damage. Russians here try to stop a fire from spreading near the village Golovanovo, Ryazan region, on August 5, 2010. (NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images) #
Starting in July and lasting for months, some of the worst flooding in Pakistan’s history took place – at one point nearly one fifth of the country was underwater. Here, Pakistani flood victim Mohammed Nawaz hangs onto a moving raft as he is rescued by the Pakistan Navy August 10, 2010 in Sukkur, Pakistan. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) #

Pakistani villagers raise hands to get food dropped from an army helicopter at a flood-hit area of Kot Addu, in central Pakistan on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer) #

A soldier evacuating residents carries a flood victim to a helicopter in Sanawa, Pakistan’s on August 5, 2010. (REUTERS/Stringer) #  

Phillip Serwinowski (center), father of Lance Cpl. Timothy G. Serwinowski, rests his head on the forehead of Marine Lance Cpl. Nathan McCormack of Garden City, Michigan as he presents the flag to the family outside Amigone Funeral Home on Sheridan Dr. in Tonawanda, New York on Saturday, June 26, 2010. Serwinkowski’s mother Sally Urban reaches out a supportive arm to the visiting marine who served in the same platoon as her son and escorted the body home after his death. Serwinowski was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and was killed on June 21, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Robert Kirkham) #

U.S. Army Sgt. Jonathan Duralde (right) and Sgt. Luis Gamarra of Bravo Troop 1-71 CAV react and hold hands as they fight pain from injuries they suffered from an IED blast as they are transported aboard a MEDEVAC helicopter from Charlie Co. Sixth Battalion, 101st Airborne Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Shadow June 25, 2010 near Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) #

The first of the 140,000 music fans due at this year’s Glastonbury Festival enjoy the sunset at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 23, 2010 in Glastonbury, England as the festival celebrated its 40th anniversary. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #

A visitor stands on the artwork “Floor” created by South Korean artist Do Ho-suh at the Hong Kong International Art Fair on May 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) #   

A tremendous sinkhole caused by the heavy rains of Tropical Storm Agatha in Guatemala City was estimated to be 30 meters wide and over 60 meters deep. As the sinkhole formed, it swallowed a clothing factory about three miles from the site of a similar sinkhole three years earlier. The clothing factory had closed only an hour before it plunged into the Earth. (REUTERS/Casa Presidencial) #

Chilean miner Osman Araya (right) is welcomed by his wife Angelica as he comes out of the Fenix rescue capsule after been brought to the surface on October 13, 2010 following a 10-week ordeal in the collapsed San Jose mine, near Copiapo, 800 km north of Santiago, Chile. Araya was the sixth from the 33 trapped miners to be lifted from underground. (HUGO INFANTE/AFP/Getty Images

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (center) is greeted by supporters at her National League for Democracy’s party headquarters in Yangon November 15, 2010. Two days earlier, on November 13th, she was released after serving seven years under house arrest. (REUTERS/Stringer) #

Injured Pakistani blast victims and dead bodies at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Quetta, Pakistan on September 3, 2010. At least 22 people were killed in the attack targeting a Shiite Muslim rally in the southwest Pakistan city of Quetta, police said. (BANARAS KHAN/AFP/Getty Images) #

A dragonfish with teeth on both jaws and tongue is pictured in this image provided by the Census for Marine Life. even has teeth on its tongue. Though terrifying in appearance, the fish are only about the size of a banana. (APPhoto/Dr. Julian Finn, Museum Victoria, Census for Marine Life) #

A woman with cholera symptoms waits for treatment at a public hospital in Limbe village near Cap Haitian, Haiti on Monday Nov. 22, 2010. Thousands of people have been hospitalized for cholera across Haiti with symptoms including serious diarrhea, vomiting and fever and at least 1,100 people have died.
An Italian soldier of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) stands guard as an Afghan boy aims a toy pistol inside Herat’s prison, in western Afghanistan on September 14, 2010. (REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi) #

A miner stands in front of the drill machine “Sissi” after it broke through the rock at the final section Faido-Sedrun, at the construction site of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland on October 15, 2010. With a length of 57 km (35 miles) crossing the Alps, the world’s longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2017. (REUTERS/Christian Hartmann) #

WBC boxing champion Vitali Klitschko (right) of Ukraine lands a punch on Shannon Briggs of the U.S. during their WBC Heavyweight Championship boxing bout in Hamburg October 16, 2010. Klitschko won the fight by points after twelve rounds. (REUTERS/Christian Charisius) #

Friends, colleagues and family members embrace while mourning the death of Luis Carlos Santiago during his funeral in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on September 18, 2010. Santiago, a 21-year-old news photographer working with Juarez-based newspaper El Diario, was killed after an attack by gunmen. (REUTERS/Alejandro Bringas) #

An Israeli motorist runs down a masked Palestinian youth who was standing among a group of youngsters throwing stones at Israeli cars on October 8, 2010 in the mostly Arab east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. (ILIA YEFIMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images) #

Residents leave a danger zone as Indonesia’s Merapi volcano releases ash clouds above Balerante village, Klaten on November 1, 2010. A series of eruptions and pyroclastic flows wreaked havoc on surrounding villages and farms, killing over 140 people. (ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images) #

A US army soldier with the 101st Airborne Division Alpha Battery 1-320th fires an AT-4 as Combat Outpost Nolen on the outskirts of the village of Jellawar in the Arghandab Valley came under Taliban attack on September 11, 2010. (PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images) #

A crowd of Cambodians are pushed onto a bridge during a stampede on the last day of celebrations of a water festival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. Thousands of people celebrating a water festival on a small island in a Cambodian

South Korean Marine Corps’ amphibious vehicles and the Navy’s Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH) ship “Dokdo” (background) take part in a mock landing operation in the sea off Incheon, west of Seoul, September 15, 2010. The operation marked the 60th anniversary of the U.S.-led United Nations troops’ Incheon Landing Operations during the 1950-1953 Korean War. (REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak) #

A gold miner smiles as he climbs down into a mine shaft in Manica Province, near the Zimbabwe border, September 18, 2010. Hundreds of miners work in individual claims rented from local landowners. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic) #

A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker rubs her hands across a female traveler’s chest during a pat-down search at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado on November 23, 2010. This year, the TSA began implementing wider use of full-body scanners and “enhanced” pat-down procedures at airport security installations across the United States. (REUTERS/Rick Wilking) #

Members of the Berlin Seals (Berliner Seehunde) swimming club take a dip in icy Orankesee lake during their traditional Christmas Day ice swim on December 25, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. Club members claim a brief dip inthe chilly waters is healthy and improves blood circulation in the body

Franky Lewis from Bondi heads out for a surf at Bondi Beach on December 25, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.

A tourist in a Mrs. Claus t-shirt poses for a photo in front of a Christmas tree which she decorated on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 25, 2010

An Iraqi Christian girl attends a Christmas mass at Chaldean Catholic church in Amman, Jordan on December 22, 2010. Thousands of Iraqi Christians fled to neighbouring Jordan following a spate of bombings that targeted churches in Iraqi cities in the past few years. (REUTERS/Ali Jarekji)

A man dressed as Santa Claus holds a flare as he wakeboards on a small lake in Hamburg, Germany on December 5, 2010.
U.S. President Barack Obama and his daughter Sasha attend the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. on December 9, 2010

During the annual Santa Speedo Run, which started at the Lir Irish Pub & Restaurant, these runners take up the rear of the race on December 11th, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts

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Engenharia animal

Quer saber como se constrói um abrigo natural praticamente sem ferramentas ?
Primeiro escolha uma folha boa e forte.
Depois… bem, depois acompanhe o passo a passo deste escaravelho-fêmea.
Ela é uma engenheira de se te tirar o chapéu 🙂
Corte a direito
Mantenha a parte inferior da folha para suspender a casa.
Calcule distâncias.
Enrole a folha.
Começe por baixo.
Una os dois lados
Enrole-os juntos.
Faça-o com arte.
A casa está a ganhar forma.
Instale uma porta.
Inspeccione o suporte e reforce-o com cola.
Agora diga-me…
Onde é que ela estudou engenharia ???

Manifesto online gera resultado


Uma modelo magérrima provocou revolta entre os clientes da loja online da Revolve Clothing.

De acordo com o blog Styleite, a modelo que causou o alvoroço é Allie Crandell.

Nas fotos promocionais do site de vendas, ela parece mais uma boneca de plástico do que uma pessoa – e seu peso e saúde foram motivo de protestos e reclamações dos visitantes do site.


A propaganda foi tão negativa que a equipe da marca deixou um comentário respondendo as reclamações, que dizia o seguinte:

“Olá a todos, obrigada pela preocupação. Nós sabemos perfeitamente do feedback em relação ao peso da nossa modelo e isso também nos preocupou. Entramos em contato com ela e seu agente para nos assegurar de que ela ganhará um peso mais saudável. Ela não vai aparecer em nenhum dos nossos comerciais de novos produtos ou editoriais fotográficos até que o assunto seja resolvido adequadamente. Nós agradecemos e respeitamos as observações feitas pelos clientes e visitantes do site e trocemos para que vocês achem nossa resposta satisfatória. Estamos tentando respeitar a privacidade da modelo em questão enquanto lidamos com a situação. Esperamos que vocês compreendam, The Revolve Team.”


E vocês, o que acham da polêmica?


Mensagem de Natal do Presidente da Républica (versão Última Ceia/Rui Unas)..


Pois é… é Natal!
Depois de várias atribulações por cá, acho que o melhor é tentar levar tudo isto com humor por isso, escolhi esta forma de desejar Festas Felizes a todos.
O Rui Unas ( um conterrâneo destas bandas ) soube pegar bem na mensagem de Natal do presidente da República e humorizá-la com estilo.
Gostei e espero que gostem também.
Festas Felizes !!!

Camelos Também Choram





Affonso Romano de Sant’Anna 

Eu tinha lido que, lá na Índia, elefantes olhando o crepúsculo, às vezes, choram.  
Mas agora está aí esse filme “Camelos também choram”.  
A gente sabe que porcos e cabritos quando estão sendo mortos soltam gemidos e berros dilacerantes.  
Mas quem mata galinha no interior nunca relatou ter visto lágrimas nos olhos delas.  
Contudo,  esse filme feito sobre uma comunidade de pastores de ovelhas e camelos, lá na Mongólia, mostra que os camelos choram, mas choram não diante da morte, mas em certa circunstância que faria chorar qualquer ser humano.  
E na plateia, eu vi, os não camelos também choravam. 
Para nós, tão afastados da natureza, olhando a dureza do asfalto e a indiferença dos muros e vitrinas; para nós que perdemos o diálogo com plantas e animais, e, por consequência, conosco mesmos, testemunhar com aquela bela família de mongóis o nascimento de um filhote de camelo e sua relação com a mãe é uma forma de reencontrar a nossa própria e destroçada humanidade. 
É isto: eles vivem num deserto. 
Terra árida, pedregosa.  
Eles, dentro daquelas casas redondas de lona e madeira, que podem ser montadas e desmontadas.  
Lá fora um vento permanente ou o assombro do silêncio e da escuridão.   
E as ovelhas e carneiros ali em torno, pontuando a paisagem e sendo a fonte de vida dos humanos. 
Sucede, então, que a rotina é quebrada com o parto difícil de um camelinho.  
Por isto, a mãe camela o rejeita.  
O filho ali, branquinho, mal se sustentando sobre as pernas, querendo mamar e ela fugindo, dando patadas e indo acariciar outro filhote, enquanto o rejeitado geme e segue inutilmente a mãe na seca paisagem. 
A família mongol e vizinhos tentam forçar a mãe camela a alimentar o filho. Em vão.  
Só há uma solução, diz alguém da família, mandar chamar o músico.  
Ao ouvir isto estremeci como se me preparasse para testemunhar um milagre.  
E o milagre começou musicalmente a acontecer. 
Dois meninos montam agilmente seus camelos e vão a uma vila próxima chamar o músico.  
É uma vila pobre, mas já com coisas da modernidade, motos, televisão, e, na escola de música, dentro daquele deserto, jovens tocam instrumentos e dançam, como se a arte brotasse lindamente das pedras. 
O professor de música, como se fosse um médico de aldeia chamado para uma emergência, viaja com seu instrumento de arco e cordas para tentar resolver a questão da rejeição materna.  
Chega. E ali no descampado, primeiro coloca o instrumento com uma bela fita azul sobre o dorso da mãe camela. A família mongol assiste à cena.  
Um vento suave começa a tanger as cordas do instrumento.  
A natureza por si mesma harpeja sua harmônica sabedoria.  
A camela percebe.  
Todos os camelos percebem uma música reordenando suavemente os sentidos.
Erguem a cabeça, aguçam os ouvidos, e esperam.
A seguir, o músico retoma seu instrumento e começa a tocá-lo, enquanto a dona da camela afaga o animal e canta.
E enquanto cordas e voz soam, a mãe camela começa a acolher o filhote, empurrando-o docemente para suas tetas.
E o filhote antes rejeitado e infeliz, vem e mama, mama, mama desesperadamente feliz.
E enquanto ele mama e a música continua, a câmara mostra em primeiro plano que lágrimas desbordam umas após outras dos olhos da mãe camela, dando sinais de que a natureza se reencontrou a si mesma, a rejeição foi superada, o afeto reuniu num  todo amoroso os apartados elementos.
Nós, humanos, na plateia, olhamos aquilo estarrecidos. Maravilhados.
Os mongóis na cena constatam apenas mais um exercício de sua milenar sabedoria.
E nós que perdemos o contato com o micro e o macrocosmos ficamos bestificados com nossa ignorância de coisas tão simples e essenciais.
 Bem que os antigos falavam da terapêutica musical. Casos de instrumentos que abrandavam a fúria, curavam a surdez, a hipocondria e saravam até a mania de perseguição.
Bem que o pensamento místico hindu dizia que a vida se consubstancia no universo com o primeiro som audível – um ré bemol – e que a palavra só surgiria mais tarde.
Bem que os pitagóricos, na Grécia, sustentavam que o universo era uma partitura musical, que o intervalo musical entre a Terra e a Lua era de um tom  e que o cosmos era regido pela harmonia das esferas.
Os primitivos na Mongólia sabem disto.
Os camelos também. Mas nós, os pós-modernos cultivamos a rejeição, a ruptura e o ruído.


Haja professor de música para consertar isto.



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Terremoto do Índico de 2004 – 26 de Dezembro



Terremoto do Índico de 2004



Diagrama do epicentro do terremoto e zonas afetadas pelo tsunami


O Terremoto do Índico de 2004 ocorreu a 26 de dezembro de 2004, cerca das oito da manhã (hora local).

O terremoto teve epicentro no mar a oeste da ilha de Sumatra no Oceano Índico, nas coordenadas 3,298°N latitude e 95,779°O longitude. O abalo teve magnitude sísmica estimada primeiramente em 8,9 na Escala de Richter, posteriormente elevada para 9,0, sendo o sismo mais violento registrado desde 1960 e um dos cinco maiores dos últimos cem anos. Ao tremor de terra seguiu-se um tsunami de cerca de 10 metros de altura que devastou as zonas costeiras . O Tsunami atravessou o Oceano Índico e provocou alguma destruição nas zonas costeiras da África oriental, nomeadamente na Tanzânia, Somália e Quênia.

Animação exemplificativa do Tsunami do Índico


Um tsunami  é uma onda ou uma série delas que ocorrem após perturbações abruptas que deslocam verticalmente a coluna de água, como, por exemplo, um sismo, atividade vulcânica, abrupto deslocamento de terras ou gelo ou devido ao impacto de um meteorito dentro ou perto do mar. Há quem identifique o termo com “maremoto” – contudo, maremoto refere-se a um sismo no fundo do mar, semelhante a um sismo em terra firme e que pode, de fato originar um tsunami.

A energia de um tsunami é função da sua amplitude e velocidade. Assim, à medida que a onda se aproxima de terra, a sua amplitude (a altura da onda) aumenta à medida que a sua velocidade diminui. Os tsunamis podem caracterizar-se por ondas de 30 metros de altura, causando grande destruição.

O número de vítimas, que era de aproximadamente 150.000, elevou-se para 220.000. O governo da Indonésia suspendeu as buscas por 70.000 desaparecidos e incluiu-os no saldo de vítimas fatais do desastre.

Os países mais afetados foram:

·    Sri Lanka, com milhares de mortos e milhões de desalojados; o estado de emergência nacional declarado

·    Índia, nomeadamente os estados de Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh e os arquipélagos Andaman e Nicobar onde algumas ilhas foram totalmente submersas

·    Indonésia, ilha de Sumatra estado de Banda Aceh

·    Tailândia, especialmente as estâncias turísticas das Ilhas Phi Phi e Phuket

·    Malásia

·    Ilhas Maldivas, onde dois terços da capital, Malé, foram inundados pelo tsunami

·    Bangladesh



Tsunami – pessoas fugindo de uma das ondas


Conseqüências no planeta

O terremoto de
26 de dezembro alterou em 2,5 cm a posição do Polo Norte. Este movimento sugere uma tendência sísmica já verificada em terremotos anteriores. O sismo também afetou a forma da Terra. A forma da Terra (aplanada nos polos e com maior diâmetro sobre o equador), variou uma parte em 10 milhões, tornando a Terra mais redonda. No entanto, todas as mudanças são muito pequenas para serem percebidas sem instrumentos.

O terremoto diminuiu ainda o comprimento dos dias, em 2,68 microssegundos, pelo que a Terra gira um pouco mais rápido do que o fazia antes.

Sempre que acontecem variações da posição das massas sobre a Terra, como acontece num sismo, estas têm de ser compensadas por variações da velocidade de rotação do planeta. É isto que em Física se designa por conservação do momento angular. Apesar da oscilação do eixo terrestre ter sido muito pequena – abaixo de três microssegundos – o planeta sofreu tal efeito, graças a um tempo superior a três minutos de vibração contínua, na zona do epicentro.

 Como a Terra não é perfeitamente esférica, mas sim um elipsóide achatado nos pólos, as diferentes posições do planeta em relação ao Sol e à Lua, bem como as referidas movimentações de massas, dão origem ao tal movimento.

Fonte: Wikipédia


Sagui-leãozinho, o menor macaco do mundo

Sagui-leãozinho, o menor macaco do mundo 


O sagui-leãozinho ou sagui pigmeu é o menor primata do mundo, ele mede 15 centímetros de comprimento e pesa 130 gramas.


O mini macaco é tão pequeno que pode pendurar-se no seu dedo e até entrar no seu bolso com facilidade.



Esta espécie pode ser encontrada na floresta Amazônica e também no Peru, Equador e Bolívia.


Este sagui é um ótimo escalador de árvores e, por ser tão pequeno, alguns índios  colocam-no no cabelo para que cate piolhos e outros bichinhos.


A sua alimentação consiste de frutas, folhas, insetos e seiva das árvores, que eles bebem após roer a casca com seus dentes incisivos.


Aprecie as fotos dos sagui-pigmeu.