Lexiophiles TGIF Selection No. 3

Here we continute our Thank God It’s Friday Selections. Here we give you a great sendoff into the weekend with articles, blogs, pictures and lots more we have come across during the week. Stuff we found interesting or amusing and thought it would be nice to share.

Brazil
Gráficos Musicais
What do the lyrics of the songs mean? Would you be able to draw a picture about them? What about a graphic?
This brazilian website transformed 12 popular songs into graphics. Check if you would be able to recognize the songs and the artists.

France – Belgium:

Petit dossier sur le secret
Article: Top Secret Information on Wikipedia? The French national security secrets made public.
Blog: A former French policeman shares his thoughts and experiences on current justice and police matters.
(pic source: http://moreas.blog.lemonde.fr/2009/03/18/petit-dossier-sur-le-secret)

Romania
Dan Puric – un ”spărgător profesionist” de limbaje teatrale
Imagine an audience of 300 people laughing, staring, applauding, doing whatever a mime says. He actually doesn’t “say” a word, he just uses body language and music. The results ? An exhilarating show which gathers VIPs, politicians, upper and lower classes, young and old people coming from every layer of the society. That is because, as Dan Puric wrote in one of his best-sellers, ”Art is like bread: some eat only the crust, others eat the crumb, but either way art feeds them both”.

Italy

What’s Umbria like?
An article about Umbria, the green heart of Italy presented by foreigners.

China

In Lieu of Fireworks, Chinese Villagers Hurl Molten Iron at a Wall(English)
During the Lantern Festival last month, one village in China celebrated the same way they have for 500 years—by throwing molten iron at a wall to create showers of make-do fireworks.

English

SuperNews! Twouble with Twitters
Questioning Twitter: is microblogging really a help for socialization? See more tonight in Season Premiere, airing Friday March 20, 10 PM ET/PT. And don’t forget to tweet about it 😉

Japan
Traditional Japanese Food
History of traditional Japanese food. Also this article describes about the difference between Kanto region food and Kansai region food.

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