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Discarded Chewing Gum As Art

Posted in Arts & Crafts, WTF?! with tags , , , , , on December 10, 2008 by TheDiversePurse


European artist Ben Wilson has taken to the streets literally and turned those ugly gobs of gum people spit out everyday and turned them into works of art.

Wilson can spend up to 10 hours hunched over heating, lacquering, and then finally painting these tiny “canvasses”. Link for the full gallery! (via The Daily Telegraph)

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‘Perverted’ Europeans Ruin An African Tradition

Posted in Diversity, International, Travel with tags , , , , , , , on October 20, 2008 by TheDiversePurse

With a ritual centuries old, where virgin teenage girls dance nude to display their innocence to the king and pick his wives, the Zulu king himself has ordered the dancers to cover up their bottoms with sarongs. Not because of shame on their part as this tradition, and girls, are respected, but because of the many European tourists who zoom in on bare parts of the teenagers.

The event is a popular destination for toursts attracting about 25,000 people a year, but King Goodwill Zwelithini and many locals are fed up with travel goers gawking at the girls’ nakedness finding it disrespectful to their culture. The King stated the event was “not for looking at maidens’ bottoms.” Link! (via Daily Mail)

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