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I don’t know how I feel about this, but… Yeah I’d watch it.

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When it comes to ranking #1 place in competitions, Canada is no stranger to taking the gold. We’ve always ranked very well of many different categories, but there’s nothing like being the best at something to really make Canadians feel proud of their country.

U.S. News just released their “Countries With the Best Quality of Life” survey, which determined which countries would make the list by ranking each country’s job security, political stability, individual freedom, environmental quality, economic stability, family friendly, income equality, safety, well-developed public education system and well-developed public health system.

In reality, it’s no surprise that Canada not only made the list, but also ranked #1.

In case you were wondering what other countries made the top 10 list for 2019, here you go:

  1. Canada
  2. Sweden
  3. Denmark
  4. Norway
  5. Switzerland
  6. Finland
  7. Australia
  8. Netherlands
  9. New Zealand
  10. Germany

This is Canada’s second year in a row as #1.

I still haven’t finished to read the books I bought some weeks ago, but I couldn’t resist to buy some more that I found cute/interesting.

366 Jours Pour Réfléchir à Notre Terre is a book of images of Earth with a related story of the image. In other words, one image a day throughout the year to observe the threats, the dangers that weigh on the planet, the environment, the urbanisation or the populations. One image a day to contemplate the beauty of the world, its inhabitants but also the shadow that could well damage them.

Skinema “reviews” over 150 pornos in a funny and very fucked up way. It’s hilarious but not for the easily offended, especially those who would be squeamish at the constant mention of anal, lesbian and sex toy fantasies. So yeah, I love sociology as much as politics, psychology and anything related to the complex human behaviour. 

N’oubliez Pas De Réagir is a timeless selection of quotes from men and women committed to changing the world.

“Censorship in all forms punishes curiosity”

Reading, one of my favourite pleasures of life.

Jack Nicholson did it (okay). As have Heath Ledger (great) and Jared Leto (meh).

Now it’s Joaquin Phoenix’s turn to play the iconic villain in an upcoming origin Joker movie directed by Todd Phillips.

Joker is intended to be the first film in a series of DC-based films separate from the shared DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Joaquin’s character begins as a failed stand-up comedian who eventually morphs into a murdering psychopath…

 
A movie without CGI and pure acting makes it very realistic.

In my humble opinion, Joaquin Phoenix  was a great choice for portraying a truly damaged individual such as the joker.

Photographer Christian Vieler specialises in glorious moments of the purest joy, capturing dogs trying to snaffle treats out of mid-air.

The expressions he captures are those of unbridled happiness (anyone who owns a dog knows that treats are basically life for them), panicked anticipation and focused concentration. Because who knows where the next treat is coming from is this one isn’t caught?

The shots bring out the unique personalities of each dog, as we can clearly read the emotions etched over their wonderfully dopey faces.

Vieler has been documenting dogs’ reactions since 2013, and has now collected them all in a book called Treat!

Genius idea with the treats!

Fully realising that rattlesnakes must fulfil some sort of role in nature by virtue of their existence, let’s also add that they suck. They seem like they’re always ill-tempered and they bite and kill people as well as gruesomely swallowing innocent critters whole. Take this amazing footage brought to us by Huffpost.

One sneaky snake (no, not Taylor Swift) tried it by creeping up on what it thought was dinner (aka a poor defenceless kangaroo rat in the desert). That snake is now hissing out the other side of its face. It picked on the wrong ninja kangaroo rat!

 
Scientists tell us that rattlesnakes can launch a bite in 100 milliseconds.

To illustrate how fast that is, a human blink takes 150 milliseconds.

Kangaroo rats can normally use their super-sensitive hearing to sense a predator’s approach and evade being bitten. But if they’re not able to exit immediately, they go ninja with a kick that takes only 70 milliseconds, according to a biology professor at San Diego State University.

“But in perhaps the most surprising finding of our research, kangaroo rats that did not react quickly enough to avoid the strike had another trick up their sleeves: they often were able to avoid being envenomated by reorienting themselves in mid-air and using their massive haunches and feet to kick the snakes away, ninja-style.”

Kangaroo rats might not look like much but it turns out that they’re the badasses of the animal kingdom. Who knew?

We all have our own shower routine. Some of us like jamming out and busting out our karaoke skills, while others like to take the time to reflect…. And judging by the subreddit thread shower thoughts, there is some profound thinking that goes on between suds.

According to the group, a shower thought is “a miniature epiphany that makes the mundane more interesting”. Maybe it’s all the head scrubbing that knocks out these philosophic gems, but if you are searching for life’s meaning, the answer may be underneath your shower head.

Take a look:

 

The one about language really struck me because it’s soooo true!

As an immigrant myself, I saw my dad, a highly educated and experienced chemical engineer, struggling with French and therefore working on jobs not related to his capacities.

My dad is now retired, but I can only imagine how frustrating was for him having to deal with idiots that treated him badly for his French, not giving him the respect he deserved. 

Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed the shower thoughts.