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Phonetic names of European Countries in Mandarin

Phonetic names of European Countries in Mandarin

Bolan :DD

Yi Da Li - Italy. Love that.

>Puta Olha

Now this is some banter.

Ai-Er Lan as well.

EU antitrust regulators hit Google with record 2.42 billion euro fine

EU antitrust regulators hit Google with record 2.42 billion euro fine
EU antitrust regulators hit Google with record 2.42 billion euro fine

Just to put that into perspective, 2.42 billion euros is a lot of money.

Thanks, that made it real clear to me.

Wow, it's great to see a fine that might actually make them reconsider their actions

Smart move, that way they'd just lose a shit ton more money than if they'd have just paid the fine in a timely manner.

Awesome view of Sarajevo.

Awesome view of Sarajevo.

Sehen sie diese stadt?

Das ist Walter.

This is how it looked in 1996

is how it looked in 1996

last scene of that film

It is from an old Yugoslav film. The exact quote is from the .

Vladimir Perić - Walter was the commander of Sarajevo Partisans. He was killed by the Germans the very same day the Sarajevo was liberated. The film is not a real description of his life, but more of a propaganda piece, but has nevertheless became a huge success, and was released in about 60 countries. It was especially popular in China, becoming the country's most watched foreign movie in the '70s.

A deadly war and genocide on European soil a mere 20 years ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnian_War

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Paris from the sky

Paris from the sky

A shame that roundabout is a deadly trap.

Agreed, for all people ever intending to use it, never move towards the inner lanes or you're never leaving it again.

If I remember correctly, these wide open roads so typical of Paris were also built to help the government at the time better quell uprisings.

Ive been in the circle since the fucking french revolution

Castel del Monte, Murgie, Apulia. Built in the 1240s for HRE Friedrich II Hohenstaufen, the mysterious and unique deisgn of the castle is made of an octagonal prism with an octagonal tower at each corner.

Castel del Monte, Murgie, Apulia. Built in the 1240s for HRE Friedrich II Hohenstaufen, the mysterious and unique deisgn of the castle is made of an octagonal prism with an octagonal tower at each corner.

The octagonal plan is unusual in castle design. Historians have debated the purpose of the building and it has been suggested that it was intended as a hunting lodge. Another theory is that the octagon is an intermediate symbol between a square (representing the earth) and a circle (representing the sky). Frederick II may have been inspired to build to this shape by either the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, which he had seen during the Sixth Crusade, or by the Palace Chapel of Aachen Cathedral.

Because of its relatively small size, it was once considered to be no more than a "hunting lodge", but scholars now believe it originally had a curtain wall and did serve as a citadel. Frederick was responsible for the construction of many castles in Apulia, but Castel del Monte's geometric design was unique. The fortress is an octagonal prism with an octagonal tower at each corner. The towers were originally some 5 m higher than now, and they should perhaps include a third floor. Both floors have eight rooms and an eight-sided courtyard occupies the castle's centre. Each of the main rooms has vaulted ceilings. Three of the corner towers contain staircases. The castle has two entrances, an unobtrusive service entrance and an ornate main entrance. Frederick's main entrance featured elements from classical design, and may have been influenced by Frederick's interest in Greco-Roman architecture.

The castle, an important symbol of the Puglia region, appears on the back side of the Italian issue 1 Euro cent coin.

Name of the rose.

If you ever get the chance to visit the castle, I'd highly recommend it. It's built with an odd symmetry that uses the golden ratio of 1.618, something photographers may be aware of for composition.

Sieging isnt exactly trivial, the sieging army needs to be orders of magnitude larger than the defending force. There is also always the risk of reinforcements for the defenders that would put the sieging army into a bad spot.

At the end of the day a castle serves the same purpose of getting a good lock on your door: increase the effort required to screw with you. Its not going to prevent a dedicated person from doing so, it just makes it more unlikely.

Oh and the size of your dick is obviously proportional to the size and number of your castles.

Turkish schools to stop teaching evolution, official says

Turkish schools to stop teaching evolution, official says

Get well soon, Turkey.

One of the most disturbing news in a long time, and it's not like there has been a lack for calamitious news lately.

I see Turkey is taking "Going full retard" seriously.

This cold is going to take a while.

Male French bus drivers don skirts to protest shorts ban in heatwave

Male French bus drivers don skirts to protest shorts ban in heatwave
Male French bus drivers don skirts to protest shorts ban in heatwave

It's only a local bus company in Britanny. Their CEO is just a bit zealous. Some of their buses don't even have Air Cond.

Other towns around, not even talking in the South of France, allowed a more comfortable summer suit a while ago.

wait what? can someone tell me why shorts are banned?

The big question: Does Alain Juppé support their struggle?

Some of their buses don't even have Air Cond.

You can be sure the CEO does though, that kind of stupid decision can only come from someone in no position to suffer from the heat.

Extreme temperatures in Finland.

Extreme temperatures in Finland.
Can confirm it's getting ridiculous.

Can confirm

There's no AC in Finland. We are unprepared for this.

I'm feeling this urge to move to Finland right now.

Finns want to move to Spain during winter. Spaniards want to move to Finland during summer? I feel there are deals to be made here.

John Cleese on the UK Brexit negotiation team(xpost /sub/ukpolitics)

John Cleese on the UK Brexit negotiation team(xpost /r/ukpolitics)

Sorry, I find it hard to laugh about his post when he supported Brexit and Theresa May himself.

Mr Cleese was for brexit, so the image is fitting as he is in it :)

7% of UKIP voted remain, people are weird.

It never says he supports Theresa May, he actually supports the Liberal Democrats, despite being for Brexit.

a meme a day keeps the screams at bay

a meme a day keeps the screams at bay

That looks like a very soft brexit.

United Ireland I guess.

"we're losing altitude! Quick, Drop the ballast!"

Scotland laughs maniacally as it plummets towards the ground EU

A soft, fluffy, Brexit.

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