Thursday, 30 October 2008
It doesn’t matter what the subject is, I always want to know what the bottom or top is. What is the best, biggest, weirdest or whateverst? Where does it end? Before the Internet this search was difficult, but I came quite a long way with books and correspondences with like minded people all over the world. I am surprised that much of the facts and stories that have surprised me most have come to me before there was an Internet. Of course, I can now see movies, where I initially had to do with written accounts and one photograph, but since I am not a very visual person, the movies of certain facts, achievements and events, that I can now see on YouTube, often add very little to what I already ”knew”.
What the Internet, and especially YouTube, did change, was that it definitely ended my illusions about all kind of mysteries and miracles. I have lost my believe in monsters, ghosts, UFO’s, aliens, levitation and many other topics that have been a major part of my mind for decades. My idea’s about this world and the so-called reality have been become stranger than they ever were before, but in ways that not easy to describe. I think that everything is at the same time both exactly as it appears AND completely different from what we think it is.
Anyway, I spend a few hours on YouTube tonight and as always I have seen amazing things. Like this hole in the water somewhere in Japan:
It is actually an art piece by Shiro Matsui.
There is another video of an hole-in-the-water on YouTube. This one is called Lake Berryessa’s Glory Hole:
Here is a video about a place that is called the Door to hell:
The text next to the video says:
”This place in Uzbekistan is called by locals “The Door to Hell”. It is situated near the small town of Darvaz. The story of this place lasts already for 35 years. Once the geologists were drilling for gas.. Then suddenly during the drilling they have found an underground cavern, it was so big that all the drilling site with all the equipment and camps got deep deep under the ground. None dared to go down there because the cavern was filled with gas. So they ignited it so that no poisonous gas could come out of the hole, and since then, it’s burning, already for 35 years without any pause. Nobody knows how many tons of excellent gas has been burned for all those years but it just seems to be infinite there.”
One of the first subjects that fascinated me in life, were the martial arts. There were many hard to believe stories and myths in the magazines and books that I read about these subjects, but I also discovered that there were many things true which I could not have imagined. If there is ever going to be given a price to people who have been cultivating stretching the limits of what is physical possible, it should go to the Shaolin monks. I have no idea where the men stand who are now touring the western theatres; even what they do is amazing. But I have the idea that the real thing is far more spectacular. Here is a video that Ruud Hulleman tipped me:
And here is another video in which Shaolin monks demonstrate their abilities to control their bodies:
Finally (for today!), here is a little documentary on the size of our You-inverse:
I could waste the rest of your day with video’s that I enjoyed watching on YouTube, but I rather have it the other way around. I mean, I have heard many people complaining that they get so many YouTube-links in their mailbox. But I wouldn’t mind getting some more!