Daily Archives: 21 Jan 14

World largest island within a lake on an island within a lake on an island

‘Among the many amazing features of our planet this is one I think you should definitely know about: The world largest island within a lake on an island within a lake on an island! Can you picture that? Vulcan point is a small volcanic island within the 2km large Crater Lake of the Taal Volcano on Volcano Island in Taal lake on Luzon Island, Phillippines…’  (Mudfooted.com)

The resurgence of butter

‘ With dietary advice changing and fears about saturated fat’s purported link to heart disease waning, butter spreads are making a comeback at the expense of their more highly processed plant oil substitutes. As noted US nutritionist Marion Nestle tells Bloomberg, “margarine has become a marker for cheap, artificial, unhealthy food.” ‘ (The Verge).

22 Animals You Didn’t Know Exist

‘We learn all about the common animals when we’re young: dogs, cats, cows, horses, elephants, and on and on. But there are dozens of animals out there that you don’t know about. Not only do you not know about them, but they’re incredibly unique and some are even incredibly adorable. Just take #19 for example. I want one, no matter how illegal that may be.

In no particular order, here are 22 of the most unknown animals that we thought you would be interested in.’ (Viralnova, thanks to Steve).

Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world

Oxfam Canada

‘Winnie Byanyima, the Oxfam executive director who will attend the Davos meetings, said: “It is staggering that in the 21st Century, half of the world’s population – that’s three and a half billion people – own no more than a tiny elite whose numbers could all fit comfortably on a double-decker bus.”

Oxfam also argues that this is no accident either, saying growing inequality has been driven by a “power grab” by wealthy elites, who have co-opted the political process to rig the rules of the economic system in their favor.’ (Guardian). Do you think?