This Is What A Cup Of Tea Looks Like In 22 Different Countries

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Commentary: 4-month lows seen in Nikkei, Shanghai may see a short dip near term. DJIA may keep up sideways action, DAX looks Bullish. PE

DJIA at 20591.86, -0.29% came down a bit Wednesday, 20500-20410 is an important near term support zone. Some sideways consolidation is expected in the 20780-20410 region for the coming sessions.

DAX at 12154.70, +0.13% is holding above support at 12049, and could move higher towards 12400 in here before seeing a sharp corrective decliner.

Shanghai at 3272.94, -0.03% is trading at the upper edge of the daily channel resistance. A fall towards 3250 is expected near term.

Nikkei at 18342.22, -1.13% has been coming down in line with expectations. A fall towards 18200-18000 is seen near term. This could also push down USD/JPY in here.

Nifty at 9203.45, -0.36% tested to 9162 Wednesday before closing above 9200, the 9120/30 area is important support, while that holds, near term looks Bullish.


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This Guy’s Video Of The Manhattan Crane Collapse Is So Frightening

You may have heard the story of the crane that collapsed in Manhattan — which killed one and injured three last Friday — but you can’t really comprehend how terrifying a 565-foot steel arm falling from the sky is until you see it for yourself.

A man on the 30th floor of a nearby building caught the whole collapse on video. From the ominous screams of the bending metal to the amazing force of the fall, this is one of the most frightening construction accidents in recent memory.

As CNN reports, the crane was locked into a secure position while workers lowered it, but strong winds caused it to come crashing to the ground. Unfortunately, a man named David Wichs was sitting in his parked vehicle when it fell, making him the only casualty.

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‘Red flag’: MSNBC’s Krystal Ball used to work for IT contractor!/GPollowitz/status/390921964942278657

This afternoon on “The Cycle,” co-host Krystal Ball told all twelve viewers that she formerly worked for the IT company responsible for the disastrous rollout.!/GPollowitz/status/390921014282321920

It’s important to note that Ball does briefly mention her previous employment on her Facebook page. But since the page has only 129 “likes,” we’re guessing that not many people were aware of Ball’s history before she discussed it on TV. [See Editor’s note below.]

Now, would it be fair to link Ball directly to Obamacare fail? Probably not. Especially since it’s not clear what her position was. And, let’s face it, MSNBC’s made no secret of its crush on Obamacare. No, here’s the real scandal:!/continetti/status/390921912987049985

Seriously. That the White House would tap a company dumb enough to hire the likes of Krystal Ball … well, that’s really disturbing.

Editor’s note: The Facebook page mentioned above is an automatically generated page, and not her official fan page, which is here. The official page doesn’t appear to mention her employment with CGI. We apologize for the error.



Hey, guess who set up Hawaii’s failure of an Obamacare exchange website

Fitting! contractors reportedly experiencing sickness, fainting

MSNBC brings in five-year-old to settle same-sex marriage debate

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Disgrace: US UN delegation does not walk out during Ahmadinejad’s speech!/NathanWurtzel/status/250331197975171072

The president’s busy travel schedule this past couple of weeks allegedly precluded a face-to-face meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu, but he did find time to appear on “The View,” “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “60 Minutes,” where just last night he revealed how he was going to “block out any noise” from Israel regarding Iran’s nuclear program.

That tone from the top seems to have reached the United States’ delegation to the U.N., who had plenty of time for the noise made by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday as the Iranian president addressed a U.N. meeting on the rule of law. Israel’s envoy walked out as Ahmadinejad denounced the existence of Israel a “fake regime,” but the U.S. delegation stayed put.

Conservatives reacted with disbelief.

The U.S. has consistently walked out on Ahmadinejad speeches at the UN in the past, why was this year different?

— AG (@AG_Conservative) September 24, 2012

What the heck? Under Bush our UN reps were supposed 2 walk out when hearing Holocaust denial; guess that's part of the change Obama brought!

— די/Dee (@SoCal_Zionist) September 24, 2012

Previously We Always Walk Out, But Today US Officials Stay In Seats For Ahmadinejad Speech; Israel Walks Out. #Traitor

— The Info (@birdieinmyear) September 24, 2012

Every day there is something new to be outraged over. I cannot believe our UN delegation did not walk out of Ahmadinejab's speech at the UN

— Melody (@prfekrdumbrella) September 24, 2012

Wait….we don't walk out during Ahmadinejad's speech? And Israel did? ANOTHER reason to vote Obama out of office.

— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) September 24, 2012

==>RT @NolteNC: US Officials Stay In Seats For Ahmadinejad's Speech, Israel Walks Out via @BreitbartNews | #unga

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 24, 2012

Some more "noise" @RJCHQ: Ahmadinejad Defends Holocaust Denial at UN; Israel Walks Out, U.S. Sticks Around to Listen

— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) September 24, 2012

Don't worry Israel, most of us like you and think you're awesome sauce. Our "officials" can officially piss off.

— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) September 24, 2012

War on Women? Giving this nut job a serious platform to espouse his women-hating ideas is pretty damn war-y.

— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) September 24, 2012

At the Democratic National Convention, delegates booed as language about God and Jerusalem that had been removed was added back to the party’s platform in what many considered a sham voice vote. “Unnamed sources” rushed out to spread the story that President Obama had personally intervened to restore Israel to the platform.

Ahmadinejad is scheduled to address the whole United Nations Wednesday. Will the U.S. delegation manage to find their legs —and backbones — by then?

Oh look..Obama admin bowed again.

— S.M (@redsteeze) September 24, 2012

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This Is What A Cup Of Tea Looks Like In 22 Different Countries

How do you take it?

1. Japan

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Matcha is a powdered green tea from Japan using finely ground, high-quality green tea leaves. It’s traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies.

2. India

India has a rich and diverse tea history, with traditional masala chai tea being served through South Asia for thousands of years before the tea industry exploded during the British colonial era. Pictured above is the white leaf Darjeeling tea, which grows wild in India.

3. Britain

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Black tea in the UK can be served on its own or with milk and/or sugar and is taken several times a day. Aim for a golden colour when pouring you milk, and for the love of god, brew the tea first.

4. Turkey

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Turkish coffee may be the country’s most famous warm drink, but cay tea is its most popular, served with every meal, and often in between. The black tea doesn’t take milk, but can be served with or without sugar and is usually brewed in a really confusing two-chamber pot.

5. Tibet

Tibetan po cha, or butter tea, combines tea, salt, and yak butter. The tea is brewed for several hours to get a bitter taste, then churned with butter and salt directly before serving. Try it yourself with this recipe.

6. Morocco

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Spearmint is steeped in green tea for this drink, popular in Morocco and across much of North Africa. Learn how to brew your own here.

7. Hong Kong

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Famous in Hong Kong is iced milk tea known as pantyhose tea or silk stocking tea because it’s similar in colour to nude stockings, no joke. To make, combine strong chilled black tea with evaporated or condensed milk and serve over ice.

8. Taiwan

Pearl milk tea, aka bubble tea, has become a worldwide phenomenon, but it has its roots in Taiwan. It can be served hot or cold, and typically over tapioca pearls cooked in sugar syrup. Basically once you’ve had bubble tea, you’ll never need a Frappuccino again. Use this recipe to make your own.

9. USA

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Sweet iced tea is the lifeblood of the American South. Usually made using strong-brewed Lipton tea and sugar, you can add lemon, or a pinch of baking soda for smoothness. Try out some variations on the classic with these recipes.

10. Russia

For a cup of Russian tea, several types of black leaves are brewed separately and then mixed in the cup. Like Turkey, Russia traditionally uses a multi-chamber pot, called a samovar, with a chamber for water and a chamber for brewing the tea.

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Chai isn’t exclusive to India. Spicy and creamy masala chai is a favourite for Pakistani afternoon tea, and you can use basic English breakfast tea as a base.

12. Thailand

Cha yen is Thailand’s take on iced milk tea, and it combines condensed milk and brewed Thai Tea Mix.

13. China

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The Chinese love their tea, and drink a wide range of flavours and colours. Pictured is yellow leaf pu-erh tea, which is packaged in bricks or balls, crumbled into the cup, and steeped in hot water.

14. Egypt

Egypt is a large importer of tea, and it’s common to drink unsweetened black tea throughout the day. Hibiscus tea is often a specialty at Egyptian weddings.

15. Mongolia

Suutei tsai is cooked in a flat pan with milk and salt. The savoury tea is served in a shallow metal bowl with most meals.

16. Kenya

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Kenya likes to export its tea and have it too. The country produces simple black tea, but favours chai.

17. Argentina

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Yerba mate is a vitamin-packed green tea grown and drunk throughout South America, as well as in Portugal, Lebanon, and Syria. It has a signature smoky flavour and can be served hot or cold.

18. South Africa

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The Rooibos plant produces a bright red tea, and is found exclusively in South Africa. Typically served on its own without sugar or milk, the tea has a naturally mild and sweet flavour, and is a great before bed cuppa.

19. Qatar

In Qatar, strong milky tea called karak chai is a nationwide favourite. Black tea leaves are boiled in water, mixed with evaporated milk and sugar, and boiled a second time.

20. Mauritania

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Mauritania’s version of the popular north African mint green tea has a specific serving ritual. Drinkers take three cups each, increasing the sweetness of every new cup, so you start bitter and end sweet.

21. Malaysia

Malaysia has perfected the tea needed for all deserts and snacks. Teh tarik is frothed black tea, sugar, and milk served hot. The creamy treat is just right for after a meal or a mid-day treat.

22. Kuwait

A typical afternoon tea in Kuwait infuses black tea leaves with cardamom and saffron for a spicy afternoon pick-me-up. Try this recipe to make your own.


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This Is How To Defog Your Windows In Record Time, According To Science

Driving in the winter is incredibly difficult. The roads are sometimes icy and snowy, your heater doesn’t churn out hot air as fast as you’d like, and of course, you windows get foggy making it hard to see.

Well if you don’t want to deal with that last one, here’s the quickest way to get your windows cleared up plus the scientific explanation behind it.

(via Gizmodo)

Now you’ll never be stuck squinting to see out the windshield again. We can all live and drive in peace…for the most part. Didn’t really cure the icy roads or anything, but it’s a start!

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‘Make our salaries super-sized’: Fast food workers rally for pay hike!/BrothaOnTheLine/status/361922043840696320

Organized by a group called Fast Food Forward, hundreds of service employees walked off the job today and marched to demand an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The rallies took place in seven cities, with the largest culminating in New York City’s Union Square.!/ben_zucker/status/361901909721899008!/BrothaOnTheLine/status/361928501705728000!/BrothaOnTheLine/status/361921591896059905!/DebraCooper2013/status/361945545272619008!/RepJerryNadler/status/361891056209494016

As a Congressman, Rep. Nadler can of course vote on his own pay raises.

Fast Food Forward released the following statement:

In America, people who work hard should be able to afford basic necessities like groceries, rent, childcare and transportation. While fast food corporations reap the benefits of record profits, workers are barely getting by—many are forced to be on public assistance despite having a job. Raising pay for fast food workers will benefit workers and strengthen the overall economy.

Mayoral candidate Bill deBlasio, who stands at second place in the most recent polls, briefly joined the crowd.!/DepDirNYCC/status/361939813554872320

Marchers also demonstrated in Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Kansas City and Flint, Mich.!/andybankertv/status/361971756904374272

Not impressed by the hubbub in Saint Louis was radio host Dana Loesch.!/kcbrez/status/361982833805365249

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23 Delicious Los Angeles Eats That Are Worth Every Penny

Here’s what to feast on for under $10. (Besides In ‘n’ Out!)

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We recently shared a few of our favorite foods under $10 in and around Los Angeles — and then we asked the BuzzFeed Community to share theirs. Here’s what they said.

1. A French dip sandwich at Philippe The Original.


Where: 1001 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles
Cost: A regular French Dip is $6.75
—Carl Hossli, Facebook

2. The rice bowl — with sorrel pesto, radish, feta cheese, and poached egg — at SQIRL.

Where: 720 N. Virgil Ave, Los Angeles
Cost: $7.75

3. A slice of maple custard from The Pie Hole.


Where: 714 Traction Avenue, Los Angeles
Cost: $6.25
—Kendall Allen, Facebook

4. Dynamite Fries at Oi Asian Fusion.

Where: 7242 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park
Cost: $4
—Martha Reuben Tumbokon, Facebook

5. Macarons from ‘Lette Macarons.


Where: Locations in Beverly Hills, Little Tokyo, and Glendale
Cost: $1.95 each
—Ashley Mae Mangalindan-Santos, Facebook

6. The fried chicken biscuit with Sriracha honey and egg from Free Range food truck.

Where: Local rotating schedule found here.
Cost: $9
—Eric Gonzales, Facebook

7. A dozen cheese pastries from Porto’s Bakery.


Where: Locations in Burbank, Glendale, and Downey
Cost: $.75 cents each
—Angelica Alumia, Facebook

8. Carne asada and al pastor tacos from King Taco.

Where: Locations throughout LA
Cost: $1.39 each

9. Warm croissant bread pudding at Masa of Echo Park.

Where: 1800 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Cost: $8.95

10. Dollar Filipino street food and melon juice at Dollar Hits.

Where: 2422 Temple Street, Los Angeles
Cost: $1 per stick, $1 for juice

11. Popcorn bacon — deep fried chunks of bacon with maple crema — from Black Hogg.

Where: 2852 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Cost: $8
—Rose Ermer, Facebook

12. Dole whip soft serve at Brian’s Shave Ice.


Where: 11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles
Cost: $2.75 to $4.75, depending on size
—Nikki Sun, Facebook

13. Thai boat noodles at Sapp Coffee Shop.

Where: 5183 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles
Cost: $5.75

14. Specialty donuts — like maple bacon or Fruity Pebbles — at California Donuts.


Where: 3540 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles
Cost: $2 to $3
—Joey Reynoso, Facebook

15. Dollar tacos from El Chato taco truck.


Where: 5300 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles
Cost $1 each
—Chris Kevin, Facebook

16. A scoop of saffron pistachio at Saffron & Rose Ice Cream.

Where: 1387 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles
Cost: $4 for a small
—Stephanie Taylor, Facebook

17. The Scott Baioli dog — smoked bacon, cheese, caramelized onions, and garlic aioli — at DogHaus.


Where: Locations in and around LA, including Canoga Park and Burbank
Cost: $5
—Marie Tyler, Facebook

18. A bowl of Daikoko ramen at Daikokuya.

Where: 327 E 1st Street, Los Angeles
Cost: $9.50
—Adam Zane Cook, Facebook

19. Cheese pupusas at Sarita’s Pupuseria.


Where: 317 S. Broadway | Grand Central Market
Cost: About $3 each

20. The Spanish Godfather sandwich — ham, tomato, chorizo, manchego, and veggies — at Ink Sack.

Where: 8360 Melrose Avenue #107, Los Angeles
Cost: $6
—Kevin Rodriguez, Facebook

21. Red velvet cake at Doughboys.


Where: 8136 W. Third Street, Los Angeles
Cost: $6
—Rigo Perez, Facebook

22. Steamed buns and duck fat fries from The Bun Truck.

Where: 151 North Western Avenue, Los Angeles
Cost: Buns are $3, duck fat fries are $5
—Katie Marone, Facebook

23. An ice cream and cookie sandwich from Diddy Riese.

Where: 926 Broxton Avenue, Westwood
Cost: $1.75
—Mariah Cohen, Facebook

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Denis Leary shares video of Dick Van Dyke’s awesome dance moves [Vine]!/thesasenach/status/472445120806420480

Actor and comedian Denis Leary likes this video of Dick Van Dyke dancing in a store while “What You Need” by INXS plays in the background, and we totally agree. Turn the sound on and spend a wonderful few seconds with the TV legend:!/denisleary/status/472443723885056000


A good point here:!/APKeatonLunchbx/status/472444294834696192

So true!

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