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Croatian Facebook Group Results in Arrest

That’s interesting: Croatia currently has over 400,000 users on Facebook and that is more than a 15 percent growth over last month according to our own internal statistics. Facebook tends to be one of the first locations that younger generations turn to for expressing their political frustrations. There is no doubt that Facebook will continue…

The (apparently un-embeddable) video of the cuties is here (I wouldn’t do that with my hand, though, what you see at one point….). Hat-tip: Viktor

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What is wrong with the picture?

Serbian Ministry of Health, as part of their fight against AIDS, inserted a condom inside a women’s magazine this month. The condom is German-made, named “Bumper-Bumper” and in a fun-looking package: [Image from] The timing is unfortunate (I’m sure it was planned months in advance and was too difficult to pull back at the last…

Now we know where Lorax is lurking

Macedonians plant six million trees in single day: Thousands of Macedonians took to the hills and forests on Wednesday to plant six million trees in a single day as part of a mass reforestation drive in the Balkan country. The main aim of the campaign was to replant Macedonia’s forests after extensive wild fires over…

Dreamy Belgrade…

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Good Bye, Yugo

The last of the old Yugo cars rolled off the production line today. Here is some history of it. Yugo cars, known abroad, never came even close to Zastava 750 for its emotional meaning for Yugoslavs. Hey, I learned to drive in one of those:

RSS Feed aggregators as sources of information and knowledge in medical sciences (in Serbian – PDF) is an excellent article by Vedran Vucic geared towards medical professionals in Serbia. He will talk about this at the Belgrade’s Medical School this Saturday as a part of a symposium on electronic libraries, biomedical information, and Open Access.

Semlin Judenlager

This is a website worth spending some time on and looking at every page: This website is linked to a British Academy funded research project on the post-World War Two memorialisation of one of the main sites of the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Serbia, the Semlin Judenlager. Established by Nazi Germany in December 1941 on the…

For some reason, my (rare) posts in which I make direct comparisons between Serbia and the USA (usually about politics) tend to become wildly popular (as in: spreading like wildfire on digg, redditt, stumbleupon, etc.). See, for example: Bush is Milosevic, Comparative Wingnuttery, Darwin in Serbia, More about me, The Warriors, Never Again!, Sixteen years…