As each business day begins in New York City, Wall Street becomes flooded with expensive cars and designer suits. Meanwhile, as the sun sets in Manila, some Filipinos get ready to start their workday at a call center.
While the typical workforce in Manila begins to settle down for the night, the faceless army of call-center operators are preparing to take your call. The lives of operators, armed with dual monitors and headsets are drastically altered in order to accommodate Western time zones. This synchronization ensures that Filipinos are better suited to assist the American customerOutsourcing, Tech Jobs, Us World, Us, and World via Mashable (Feedly)
On the morning of March 15, 2000, 17 beaked whales stranded themselves on beaches in the northern Bahamas. It was an terrible and extraordinary event: beaked whales are the world’s deepest-diving mammals, and these creatures had spent most of their lives in deep undersea canyons. For just one to show up in shallow water would be extremely unusual. For 17 to strand was almost inconceivable, and it might have remained a mystery but for an equally extraordinary coincidence.
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- baby: d-d-d-d
- dad: daddy?
- baby: destroy capitalism
- karl marx: nice
is the term ‘trap’ (referring to a boy with feminine features) considered offensive?
Comedian Hari Kondabolu (harikondabolu) humorously points out an inconvenient fact about Superman. (Not that you should start rooting for Lex Luthor.)