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I never really got why people always depict Valkyrie as beautiful and gentle women. They’re described as raging, bloodthirsty slaughterers, ‘to look at a Valkyrie is to look into the heart of a fire’. I reckon they should be more gore covered and evil looking, like Greek Ares as opposed to the current visage of Athenian ideals. I wonder to what extend the Christian Angels have affected their popular perception.

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Some wealthy Chinese think slaughtering tigers is a status symbol

A dead tiger is found during a police raid in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, January 8, 2014.
Chinese officials are cracking down on wealthy businesspeople and others who slaughter tigers as a “visual feast” to demonstrate their wealth and extravagance. At least 10 healthy tigers have been killed recently, according to China’s state media.

The Guardian reports that tiger bones and flesh can sell for hundreds or thousands of dollars. They are prized because of Chinese tradition that says they provide strength to those who possess them. What ever happened to just driving an expensive car or cruising on your yacht?

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Leader of a nation, voice like a Teletubby
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan opened another front in his struggle with the Internet this month, banning Twitter last week and now apparently banning YouTube after an audio recording of a high-level security meeting was posted on the site. The Internet hasn’t respond kindly (or maturely).

On social networks, people have been spreading footage of Erdoğan speaking with a strangely high-pitched voice during a campaign rally. Some speculate the audio is real and the result of vocal damage from too many speeches leading up to Turkey’s elections.

According to the BBC’s Trending blog, a social hashtag that translated roughly to “helium lobby” quickly started trending. In the past, Erdoğan has tended to blame his problems on “lobbies” of enemies. Others joked that the Twitter bird was trapped inside of him.

Taiwan’s students hit the streets, with sunflowers
Taiwan’s government is pushing for closer ties with mainland China — and that’s not sitting well on the streets. Students have staged large protests and taken over parliament buildings to protest a free trade bill with the mainland.

The government says the bill will spur Taiwan’s economic growth. Students feel the bill is being pushed through parliament with little review, circumventing the democratic process. PRI’s The World reports that many worry that China’s larger businesses will overwhelm local companies. In Taiwan, the sunflower is a symbol of hope — so students have decided to carry the flower in hopes that the country’s legislature will change direction.

The British Army used pigs to test body armor
Yet another story about animal slaughter, this time in the name of science. Evidence emerged that the British army used pigs to test its body armor and develop new battlefield medical techniques, resulting in the deaths of 115 animals. According to The Independent, PETA UK blasted the UK’s military for its outdated practices — urging it to use modern testing procedures and training doctors on “life-like human-patient simulators.”

The UK Ministry of Defense said any pigs that were operated on or blown up were anaesthetized before the procedure and were “humanely culled.” At least 28,000 animals were killed in defense tests over the past three years. Officials say they’re cutting back on the practice, thanks to new technology.

This book about Chinese history is surprisingly relevant today
China’s 19th-century Boxer Rebellion was led by the country’s youth. It was a battle over religion and the direction of the country. And it’s the subject of graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang’s latest book, Boxers & Saints. But while the graphic novel is set in the past, Yang says it resonates with youth today.

The teenage Boxers saw themselves as endowed with superpowers, and many drawings in the novel have the intensity of comics. The author says immigrant kids, and especially Asian Amerians, often become immersed in the world of comics and superheroes — because they must navigate, like superheroes, between different identities and worlds. PRI’s Studio 360 tells the story.