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Stories about life: Fattest man in the world Manuel Uribe

Stories and News No. 671 Manuel Uribe is dead. The fattest man in the world, that’s how he was known. And so he will be remembered. Because that’s exactly the way his departure is told. By newspapers and television. For his weight, his 597 kg (1,316 lb). The weight… How important the balance of life is. But Manuel, like all of us, was not just that. Because we are not only made of full things. Of filled and saturated. Overflowing. More or less harmonized dowels in a most often far harmonious body. There is also something else that's worth. Between one kilo and the other. Between the skin and its overvalued colors. Among the forms and its undervalued imperfections. Emptiness. Yes, we are too that. We are also a number of absences. And I'm not referring to the certainly important space that Manuel has left closing his story on this earth. I refer to the gaps that were part of him. Invisible and elusive ones. But not meaningless. What I mean? Pauses, a

Bullfight bull wins after three matadors gored video story

Stories and News No. 670 Bullfight suspended in Madrid: the bull defeated three matadors. The bull wins... Unexpected. Paradoxical and unbelievable, exceptional and rare. Almost impossible, probably fake. These are the stories where the others win. Those who, in the tale told by the peaks of the world, must lose. Die. However, when an unexpected event that lurks in the dreams of lives predestined to an inglorious end transcends all boundaries and invades the real screen, well, it means a light for many. Food for hopes and fuel for do it yourself angels. Read as well as the designers of selfish wings. So, let’s take a look. Let's read what the lit loser wrote in his diary. The so called different people in the world dodge yet another insult, like Neo does in Matrix with bullets. Beating the tiny eye of equally little skull. Making him feel different as well he is. From being a worthy human being. The last creature, commonly known as animals, destined to disap

Oldest cat in the world Guinness book of missed records

Stories and News No. 669 According to the updated Guinness Book of Records, the 24 years old female cat Poppy is officially the oldest in the world. This whole thing of records makes me wish to tell another Guinness story. Of missed records... Take the big book, about Guinness with a capital G. The amazing images and exceptional videos. All that inevitably viral stuff, able to invade every virtual window, from the PC to the tablet and smartphone. Put everything aside, just the time of a page. This one. Imagine a world. An entire planet in a book. Actually, no. The worthy records deserve a real book. I am referring to a measly little one, a modest thing, one of those paperback you may find abandoned on the dusty floor of the waiting room of an old station. And I'm not talking about the result of a virtuous book-crossing. This book is seriously left by accident. Because that’s the only way you could find it. Anyway, it has record too. It is the shortest book in th

Turkey mine disaster video the below lives story

Stories and News No. 668 Near the Soma district, in the north of Turkey, an explosion caused the death of at least 234 people, including Kemal Yildiz, who was only fifteen years old. Two thousand meters deep hundreds are still trapped. Unfortunately for them, these are the only times when we remind those people… The below lives . This is our job. That is our responsibility. Willy-nilly. Because this is the light that remains, to the rest of us. The only horizon granted. Because there the possible existence stands, between the better lines. Because there our jewel lies. A gem called survival. The people of the dark . Human ghosts for the crowded squares on Sunday morning. And for the streets of downtown clogged with onlookers at the windows. Read as the unsuspecting dance of wasted fortunes . We are also harmless vampires that suck one blood type. Our own, unlike many other monstrosities. And we are them too, the real zombies. Creatures on one single dimension mo

High school student graduates by her dying mother video story

Stories and News No. 667 In the U.S. a student named Megan Sugg received her diploma near her mother, who was dying from cancer. The latter died a few days later. These are the words which I guess she could have written for her daughter... One for all. So we'll call it. The best and the only one. The moment that will contain all of them. Narrowed, embraced, like us. Now. Look, they are really here, open your eyes, seriously. Delete the unnecessary tears, there will be time to cry, it always arrives. Look at how many wonders can enter a pupil who loves. The day you will dance with the man who deserves the next ball. The second before the music starts to become the main protagonist. And that one you will hate more than all. Read as the Achilles' heel of the perfect songs . They have an end. Just in that beautiful time they end. Just like me . But that’s not true for us . Because despite I have an expiration date and the same is for you , we together c

Tallest girl in the world gets married the lowest guy video storytelling

Stories and News No. 666 I read that the tallest girl in the world, the Brazilian Elisany Silva da Cruz, 6 feet 9 inches, will marry her boyfriend, Francinaldo da Silva. Who is not tall at all... It will be a great party. One of those to really remember. It will not be for the celebrated couple. Although they are worthy of best magazine covers. The highest and the lowest. Abducted pictures more or less with impunity. No, that day other stuff will gain light. Because otherwise, what fun you would find that day watching things you’ve already seen? A beautiful wedding, of course. Nothing new, from this point of view. In the formulas of the ritual, as in traditional habits. Yet it will remain in the eye. The one enough big to hold the dreams. Unashamedly. It will not be for gifts. There will be, of course. It's the day that, by good fortune, should be recollected as unique. The only one. Introducing yourself with poor gifts would be a crime. Showing up empty

Nigerian girls abducted video letter to Boko Haram

Stories and News No. 665 A video starring a leader of Boko Haram , Abubakar Shekau , has shaken the international public opinion. He claims to have kidnapped about 300 girls (at the moment it seems 223, since fifty seem to have fled ), threatening to sell them as slaves… Mr. Shekau, Although any letter deserves it, I omit the dear. I think you will agree it is not appropriate, this time. In fact, the reasons that lead me to write you regard the words. Those who deserve the space of a page. This one. Eyes observing joys and tragedies, albeit at varying distances. Ours. Mind and heart of those who have one choice ahead. You and your companions. That’s why, if I intend to privilege the only words worthy of the name, I am going now to get rid of unnecessary ones. There was never a more appropriate verb. You see, in the message of your video, gone viral these days, it seems you called the girls as slaves. If you allow me, you are totally wrong. They are not slaves at al