Mercury music prize nominees Django Django became obsessed by the infamous Indian Well of Death riders in Allahabad. So, naturally, they asked Noisey if we’d be up for travelling over to India and standing right in the middle of large lumps of precariously speeding metal for a day, to film a video for their track “Wor”. We happily obliged, getting our shoes stolen in the process, but it was worth it to meet a bunch of guys with the most rock solid testicles we’ve ever come across.
In a bid to spread positivity, a group of Kuwaiti youth collaborated to create their own rendition of a worldwide phenomenon through a music video. A number of Kuwaiti residents, a long with contributors and volunteers, united to create a Kuwaiti version of Pharrell’s first Billboard #1 hit “Happy” from the soundtrack of the movieDespicable Me 2. Other cities have also completed and released their videos including Dubai, Amman, Hong Kong, London, Amsterdam and scores more.
Now, Kuwait has joined forces with most countries in the world in creating its own version of the music video. Like many others, the Kuwaiti version of the “Happy” music video aims to promote positivity and embrace diversity throughout the interwoven fabric that creates this beautiful and colourful nation’s spectrum. The optimistic song serves as a backdrop to many cheerful video contributions from more than 150 residents of Kuwait regardless of age, race, gender, cultural background or lifestyle.
The intention was to reengineer Pharrell’s “Happy” song into an effective message locally by filming specified locations within the city as well as reintroducing “Free Kuwait” t-shirts which were worn during the Gulf War as people were demanding the liberation of their country. Today the youth are maintaining the atmosphere of liberation in spreading positivity and celebrating freedom of expression.
The video is the work of filmmaker Mohammad AlSaeed and is the idea of director Taibah AlQatami. It was shot at a number of locations around Kuwait during February 2014. Many contributions were personally submitted for inclusion and have been incorporated into the music video. The project is done under Weoritu, which is a global institution that promotes positive change through the medium of art.
Join the air of positivity that “Happy” provides and spread the cheer with us! Also, share your happy moments on #HappyQ8
The recipe is really simple: put 300-500 Auks into the hollowed-out body cavity of a seal and press out as much air as possible. Cover the seal with a large rock pile for 3-18 months and eat the Auks raw.
Describing Basel in one word is far from simple. Labels such as Cultural Capital of Switzerland or University City can only be seen as an attempt to give the city, with its wealth of cultural, historical, leisure and enjoyment experiences, a single overarching name. Be inspired by the city on the Rhine with all its facets.
Fertilized eggs from ducks and chickens, also known as balut, are essentially half-developed embryos… and they aren’t pretty. Find out how balut tastes and why this extremely disgusting-looking food is a delicacy in the Philippines in this episode of Why Would You Eat That? Who knew Filipino cooking contained the answer to the age-old debate, chicken vs. the egg? However, why would you eat it is still up for debate.
The Mama Shelter franchise is fast becoming a household name around the boutique hotel circles. The baby of world-renowned designer Philippe Starck, the name Mama Shelter now resonates as a general good time in comparison to other hoteliers, especially in Europe. The Lyon hotel is the epitome of that ambiance. It’s utalitarian with being stale and colorful without being overbearing. There are modern hotels all around the world, but there are few postmodern hotels like this one.
The location is not central, but this works perfectly in a medium-sized European city like Lyon. A few steps away from the center of France’s third-largest city and the birthplace of cinema. The walk to the center is pleasant, easy and direct. Also, the non-central location makes for better views and a surprisingly quiet stay.
The hotel’s bar and restaurant are the focal point of the stay. It’s decorated with swimming pool kitsch and an air of playfulness. It is also one of the best places in the city to have a sunday morning brunch. The dinner dishes are fast, yet tasty. It does get rowdy during the weekend, so if you are a social bee – it’s definitely the place to be!
The service was up to par. The reception is not that of a conventional style (it serves as a concierge and the reception like most boutique hotels), however, the receptionists are more than eager to help, whether in translating or booking a cab ride/restaurant. There is no unnecessary frill here. Plus, the rooms are very well-priced for a hotel of this kind.
This is one of the best hotels in Lyon, France. Also, it is the most youthful and uplifting in its ambiance. Even if you are not staying at Mama Shelter Lyon, you have to visit it during your time in Lyon.
Going into space has always been an adventure for the elite — but that may soon be changing, as we count down to the launch of a new industry: Space tourism. Flying to space remains a privilege reserved for an elite few, but as private companies invest in the sector, imaginative tour operators are already dreaming. Will space tourism speed up the effects of climate change? The FAA and space tourism industry leaders say no, but scientists say the accumulation of black ca.