Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.


Coloring our World

By on November 28, 2007

I was sent a link to a World Clock which I like to call the Tick-Tock Clock. It gives you a brief synopsis of what is going on in the world in terms of births and deaths, marriages and divorces, the status of an assortment of diseases and injuries, etc

At the time of writing this the world population is 6,636, 819, 444 but that will certainly have increased before this is published.

I am always very excited to receive my copy of the National Geographic because it usually has trivia questions from the National Geographic Bee which never ceases to serve as a glowing revelation to me of what a colorful world we live in.

Here are some samples –

Q: What river forms part of the border between Namibia and South Africa?
A: Orange River

Q: Taiwan and China both claim the Senkaku Islands, which are administered by which other country?
A: Japan

Q: On which island is Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, located?
A: Tahiti

Q: The 24-letter hangul alphabet is used for the language of two countries on which pennisula bordering the Yellow Sea?
A: Korean Pennisula

Q: The city of Kandahar is located in the southern part of what landlocked country?
A: Afghanistan

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    December 2, 2007

    Hi, first time here. I like to think I grew up on National Geographic. My mother subscribed and my childhood was rendered colorful by the bold, stark images of the diversity of life on Earth. I looked forward to growing up so I could buy my own National Geographic map (and to be able to eat all the Gala I want)

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    Jola Naibi

    December 5, 2007

    LOL at the Gala comment…I never actually developed a taste for it. You have a lot to thank your mother for…I did not discover NG until I was an adult and I imagine the impression those images could have had on the mind of a child. Thanks for stopping by