Myanmar's Inle Lake is one of the largest lakes in the country, but in the last 20 years, satellite images have been revealing what looks like a smaller surface area. The lake, however, is still there — it's just hidden beneath a sprawling, floating tomato farm.
In Southeast Asia, the malaria parasite has been steadily building resistance to the drug that's used to treat it. This scary news, but even worse: the resistance is on the verge of spreading into densely populated India.
Chef and sassy globetrotter Anthony Bourdain's latest TV show Parts Unknown recently took his audience to the less-traveled Myanmar. There Bourdain witnessed the most bonkers street fair, including a human-powered Ferris wheel. See for yourself.
As a reminder, these are the three countries who don't use the incredibly sensible metric system: Liberia, Myanmar and of course, the United States of America. U-S-A! U-S-A! Hell, we should all form some sort of alliance! Non US-people, feel free to tell us why we're dumb for not using the metric system. [Wikimedia…
Emergency communications kits destined to help the clear-up of the Burmese cyclone have been held up by the Asian country's military junta. A five-man team from NGO Telecoms Sans Frontieres has been waiting all week for its entry visas from the
turds powers that be of the brutal regime. And, until the visas are…