olympic torch lighting ceremony in greece

The Olympic Torch today is ignited several months before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games at the site of the ancient Olympic in Olympia, Greece.

Eleven women, representing the Vestal Virgins, perform a ceremony in which the torch is kindled by the light of the Sun, its rays concentrated by a parabolic mirror.

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taboo on national geographic

I really like this show on National Geographic Channel called Taboo. It’s pretty cool….they travel around the world and showcase different culture’s traditions. Seeing programs like this make me think about the balance between an individual’s ability to create themselves through critical thinking, introspection, etc, and the environment’s own ability upon them to shape and [...]