FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #432 | The Unbelievable Story Of India’s “Forest Man”

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #432 | The Unbelievable Story Of India’s “Forest Man”

(via) Hats off to Toronto-based filmmaker William McMaster for sharing such an fascinating and inspiring story. Since the 1970's Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland into a lush oasis. Humble yet passionate and philosophical about his work. Payeng takes us on a journey into his incredible forest… more 

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #431 | Kama Sutra-Inspired Art Depicting Police Brutality

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #431 | Kama Sutra-Inspired Art Depicting Police Brutality

(via) These posters were designed by Brazilians Gabriel Morais, Renato Botelho and Bruno Pereira so they could raise awareness about police violence during… more 

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #430 | How To Make Sweet Tunes In A Foodie Paradise

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #430 | How To Make Sweet Tunes In A Foodie Paradise

(via) San Francisco musician Edgar Camago recorded sounds at several foodie magnets (Tartine, Craftsman & Wolves, Ritual, etc) in the city's super tasty… more 

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #429 | How To Make Good Hunting Blowpipes In Borneo

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #429 | How To Make Good Hunting Blowpipes In Borneo

(via) "Only a few elders of Borneo’s Penan tribe still know how to make their unique hunting tool, the blowpipe. Balan is the last person in his village who… more 

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #428 | In The Congo, Making Soccer Balls From Trash

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #428 | In The Congo, Making Soccer Balls From Trash

(via The New York Times): "As soon as I saw a photograph of an African soccer ball, stitched together from old rags in the geometric patterns so familiar to… more 

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #426 | New “Napkin Table” Tackles Picnic Blanket, Fails

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #426 | New “Napkin Table” Tackles Picnic Blanket, Fails

(via) Michael Jan, an industrial design graduate from Taiwan's Tunghai University, is getting a lot of attention for his "Napkin Table" innovation. It's a… more 

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #425 | On Phobos & Deimos, The Two Martian Moons

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #425 | On Phobos & Deimos, The Two Martian Moons

“The Moons of Mars Explained — Phobos & Deimos” is a pretty self-explanatory short video about the past, present, and future of the two,… more 

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #424 | What Venice Would Look Like With Frozen Canals

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #424 | What Venice Would Look Like With Frozen Canals

(via) Combining a mix of photographs with some serious editing savvy, photographer Robert Jahns created a convincing set of images depicting the city of Venice… more 

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #423 | On Old Bombs And Shaking Hands Like A Goof

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #423 | On Old Bombs And Shaking Hands Like A Goof

Monsieur, you're totally doing it wrong: The President of France, François Hollande, needs a remedial course in shaking world leaders' hands. Enjoy the sunny… more 

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #422 | New Unpublished Stories By JD Salinger Leaked

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #422 | New Unpublished Stories By JD Salinger Leaked

A few weeks ago I watched a fascinating documentary about the reclusive American writer, J.D. Salinger (he of The Catcher In The Rye fame). The very end of the… more 

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #421 | On Pepper Spraying To Collect A Pay Cheque

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #421 | On Pepper Spraying To Collect A Pay Cheque

It was nearly two years ago when UC Davis policeman Lt. John Pike calmly walked down a line of prone, peacefully protesting students and pepper sprayed each… more 

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #420 | On Pizza Cocktails And Blowing Up On The TV

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #420 | On Pizza Cocktails And Blowing Up On The TV

Icy veins of the day: Syrian state TV was in the midst of interviewing political analyst Hussam Shuaib yesterday when two huge car bombs went off within… more 

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #419 | On Fake Elections & Especially Lonely Planets

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #419 | On Fake Elections & Especially Lonely Planets

So the presidential election went down in Azerbaijan yesterday, but before the people even woke up to cast their ballots, the country's Central Election… more 

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