Mirage

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I didn’t know a mirage could be captured on film.

Thousands of tourists and local residents witnessed a mirage of high clarity lasting for four hours off the shore of Penglai City in east China’s Shandong Province on Sunday.

Mists rising on the shore created an image of a city, with modern high-rise buildings, broad city streets and bustling cars as well as crowds of people all clearly visible.

The city of Penglai had been soaked by two days of rain before the rare weather phenomenon occurred.

(via Bifurcated Rivets)

Hunger Striking Because of the Da Vinci Code

Killing yourself because you don’t like a movie seems like a perfectly sane and rational idea to me.

MUMBAI (AFP) – A Catholic group called on Christians to starve themselves to death in protest at the release of “The Da Vinci Code” at cinemas in India as others burned copies of the novel.

The Catholic Secular Forum said it hoped thousand of people would attend a protest Wednesday in Mumbai to burn effigies of Dan Brown, the author of the best-selling novel.

“It’s to show the extent that our feelings have been hurt,” said the group’s general secretary Joseph Dias, speaking of the “fast unto death” call if the government fails to take action.

He denied the hunger strike was irresponsible. “It’s a more Christian way of doing things rather than pulling down things and tearing them up,” he said.

(via J-Walk)