This Week In History: 12-year-old Palestinian boy Muhammad al-Durrah is shot to death in his father’s arms by Israeli troops
On September 30, 2000, the second day of the second intifada, the father and son were caught in a cross fire and hid behind a concrete cylinder. For 45 minutes Jamal al-Durrah shielded his son from Israeli fire as several bullets narrowly missed them. He desperately waved and shouted: “Don’t shoot!” but to no avail.
Muhammad al-Durrah was shot four times and eventually slumped across his father’s legs, who was also shot and lost consciousness.
An ambulance driver who tried to rescue the boy and his father was also killed, along with a jeep driver, and a second ambulance driver was wounded. Muhammad lay bleeding for at least 17 minutes before an ambulance was able to pick them up.
Mamihlapinatapei (Yagan, an indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego):
The wordless yet meaningful look shared by two people who desire to initiate something, but are both reluctant to start.
A relationship by fate or destiny. This is a complex concept. It draws on principles of predetermination in Chinese culture, which dictate relationships, encounters and affinities, mostly among lovers and friends.
Cafuné (Brazilian Portuguese):
The act of tenderly running your fingers through someone's hair.
The happiness of meeting again after a long time.
A person who is willing to forgive abuse the first time; tolerate it the second time, but never a third time.
La Douleur Exquise (French):
The heart-wrenching pain of wanting someone you can’t have.
Koi No Yokan (Japanese):
The sense upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall into love.
“You bury me.” It’s a declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person, because of how difficult it would be to live without them.
(Norwegian): The euphoria you experience when you’re first falling in love.
The feeling of longing for someone that you love and is lost. Another linguist describes it as a "vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist."
Of American origin, this word is used to describe something when you are unable to "can"
Question, what is the difference between these two pictures in today’s societal view? Michaelangelo’s “David” on the left has been heralded for centuries as a masterpiece. It is readily viewable by any museum visitor. Pictures of it are plastered in art books and classes worldwide. Why then, would a naked male in the other picture be deemed “obscene” or “pornographic”? Why is our society ready enough to view the sculpture, but not a male model? Why does a penis automatically garner an NC-17 rating from the MPAA when mass killings, drug use, and sex scenes can get a PG-13 label, or be shown on cable TV? Why are we so afraid of seeing our bodies?
Everyone knows it’s cos looking at another man’s dick turns you gay. Duh.