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April 22, 2014
Know that selfie-taking idiot who got kicked in the head by a train conductor? Well, that YouTube video he uploaded got a crapton of views, and he’s poised to make bank from ad revenues and licensing fees—as much as $250,000, according to one estimate. Who’s laughing now?

Know that selfie-taking idiot who got kicked in the head by a train conductor? Well, that YouTube video he uploaded got a crapton of views, and he’s poised to make bank from ad revenues and licensing fees—as much as $250,000, according to one estimate. Who’s laughing now?

10:53 // 4 months ago
July 13, 2013
21:43 // 1 year ago
July 11, 2013

Why the rising price of Quinoa is only part of the story

cutlerish said: Also, quinoa is a staple food in a lot of poorer areas that now have to deal with first-world demand driving costs up.

» SFB says: This is a definite thing that’s floated around in recent months for good reason, but the Wonkblog post we linked to makes a good rebuttal point to this—that the high costs of the grain have been offset to a degree by quality-of-life increases:

The South American quinoa industry, and the importers who care about it, are worried about the coming worldwide explosion of their native crop. Despite a bubble of media coverage earlier this year about how strong demand is making it difficult for Bolivians to afford to eat what they grow, it’s also boosted incomes from about $35 per family per month to about $220, boosting their standards of living dramatically. Now, the worry is maintaining a steady income level when production takes off around the world.

Essentially, there’s major concern that the crop is going to get planted around the world, which could take this advantage away from Bolivians and Peruvians that have grown the crop. — Ernie @ SFB

21:26 // 1 year ago
March 25, 2012
For some reason, we don’t want to relive this in any other form besides a harrowing retelling. A two-mile fall!

For some reason, we don’t want to relive this in any other form besides a harrowing retelling. A two-mile fall!

23:35 // 2 years ago
January 11, 2012
Joran van der Sloot pleads guilty in murder of Peruvian woman: Van der Sloot, associated with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba seven years ago, pleaded guilty to the 2010 murder of Stephany Flores in a Lima hotel room. The plea is intended to reduce his jail sentence. source Follow ShortFormBlog

Joran van der Sloot pleads guilty in murder of Peruvian woman: Van der Sloot, associated with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba seven years ago, pleaded guilty to the 2010 murder of Stephany Flores in a Lima hotel room. The plea is intended to reduce his jail sentence. source

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11:13 // 2 years ago
August 24, 2011
14:09 // 3 years ago
March 11, 2011
kateoplis:

Tsunami warning has been issued for 53 countries and as far away as Chile and Peru.

kateoplis:

Tsunami warning has been issued for 53 countries and as far away as Chile and Peru.

3:18 // 3 years ago
February 11, 2011

We All Together: It's A Sin To Go Away

(from We All Together)

What happens when you get a bunch of Beatles acolytes, put them in Peru, and turn them into a band? Well, you get We All Together, a 1970s-era South American spin on late-period Beatles. They’re known for dead-on (minus the accent) covers of Badfinger and Wings songs (their “Band on the Run” cover is impressive), but this original friggin’ rocks. “It’s a Sin To Go Away,” with its fuzzy, booming bassline, has been a staple of our mixtapes for years, and we submit it to you, fellow Tumblrs.

21:44 // 3 years ago
November 27, 2010
We are what we are: sad, distrustful … We have a natural lack of trust.
Peruvian President Alan Garcia • Suggesting he has a low approval rating (34 percent approve, 62 percent disapprove) because Peruvians are naturally unhappy. He suggests nearby countries, like Brazil, are happier. Way to flip the message. Are the people saying “BOO” or “BOO-urns”?  source (viafollow)
23:38 // 3 years ago
October 7, 2010
Show-off: Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize for literature: This Peruvian dude is the first Latin American Nobel Prize winner in literature since 1990. What you’re witnessing now is this guy’s head getting big. source

Show-off: Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize for literature: This Peruvian dude is the first Latin American Nobel Prize winner in literature since 1990. What you’re witnessing now is this guy’s head getting big. source

10:21 // 3 years ago