Archive for December 21st, 2011

Zeitgeist 2011: Year In Review

What mattered in 2011? Zeitgeist sorted billions of Google searches to capture the year’s 10 fastest-rising global queries and the rest of the spirit of 2011. See how the World Searched with Google’s 2011 Zeitgeist

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Youtube Rewind 2011

Must Read! Pets, songs and babies top YouTube videos in 2011

Pets, songs and babies top YouTube videos in 2011

Online singing sensation Rebecca Black topped a 2011 most-viewed YouTube videos list Tuesday that included spoofs starring pets, talking babies and pop music star Michael Bolton.

The collection of the year’s most popular YouTube snippets was based on an analysis of the more than one trillion video views logged at the Google-owned website.

“That’s about 140 views for every person on the Earth,” YouTube trends manager Kevin Allocca said in a blog post. “More than twice as many stars as in the Milky Way.”

The world’s most watched videos in an array of categories from news to politics or major music labels were online at Youtube rewind.

Images of tsunami waves triggered by the devastating earthquake in Japan was the top news video shared at YouTube during the year, while a buck attacking a bicyclist led in the sports category.

The most watched “how-to” video showed 25 ways to wear a scarf in 4.5 minutes. 🙄

Flying out? Come to airport early

In anticipation of heavy traffic on roads leading to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia), its management on Tuesday advised travelers to be at their terminals at least three hours before their scheduled flights.

With Christmas just a few days away, Naia Terminal 1 manager Dante Basanta said international flights had started to arrive fully packed with balikbayans and tourists who are here to spend the holidays.

Basanta asked travelers to bear with any inconvenience the influx of passengers may bring. He assured them the airport management was doing everything to ease conditions for both passengers and motorists within the airport complex.

He said airport policemen had been deployed to major intersections to control traffic at peak hours.

Basanta said Terminal 1 handles 106 arriving and departing flights each day with over 12,000 arriving passengers and 11,000 departing travelers.

He said there were three peak-hour windows when traffic to the airport gets really bad. These are from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m., from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Basanta said that during peak hours, the airport handles over 12 arrivals and departures an hour, which results in overcrowding in the terminals. 🙄

Cebuano martyr closer to sainthood

The Catholic Church has recognized a miracle that should soon lead to the canonization of a second Filipino saint, Cebuano martyr Pedro Calungsod, the Vatican said Tuesday.

According to a report from the Holy See, Pope Benedict XVI met last December 19 with Angelo Cardinal Amato SDB, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and approved the decree recognizing the miracle required to make Calungsod a saint.

Calungsod is set to be canonized with six others but the Vatican has yet to announce it.

The report also did not mention what miracle was recognized in Calungsod’s case.

However, Church authorities are known to have studied a claimed miracle in Cebu 2003 involving a woman whose heart stopped while undergoing open heart surgery and was declared brain dead.

The woman, however, came back to life after her doctor invoked Calungsod’s help.

Calungsod, a lay catechist martyred while doing missionary work in Guam in 1672, was officially declared a martyr in 2000 by Pope John Paul II.

The first Filipino saint, San Lorenzo Ruiz, was also a layman who was martyred in Japan in the 17th century. 🙄

“What you are afraid of is never as bad as what you imagine. The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists.”

“What you are afraid of is never as bad as what you imagine. The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists.”
Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?