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Maxime Chaaya to set a new world record today?

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I’ve been following RowingTheIndianOcean.com on a regular basis to keep up with Maxime Chaaya’s progress on his new adventure. And I just noticed now he has less than 20Km to reach the island of Mauritius, so he will most probably finish crossing the ocean by today I guess.

This means his team will not only be the first 3-man team to cross the indian ocean, but also the fastest since the current record is held by the 8 person crew who took 58 days 15 hours and 8 minutes to complete the row back in 2009, and Maxime Chaaya’s team has until tomorrow night to break it. I wish them all the luck!

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Very old Abou Fouad “Yes 3 in 1” ads

How awesome are these vintage ads of Yes 3 in 1 featuring Abou Fouad? I couldn’t stop playing them over and over!

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961 Beer featured in The New York Times

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Forget the idea that religion or the effects of war might preclude the success of a Lebanese brewery. It’s true that many Muslims abstain from alcohol. But plenty of people in the Middle East love to drink, and this is especially true in Lebanon, where the religious plurality includes a thriving Christian population — and besides, people seek alcohol during hard times, said Mazen Hajjar, a former investment banker and airline executive who started 961 Beer.

But there has been a problem. For 80 years, Lebanon “has been drinking fizzy, light beers,” he said. “I wanted to brew real beer.”

His company makes a beer that was named best lager at the Hong Kong International Beer Awards last year. Other regular offerings from 961 include a red ale, a pale ale, a stout, a porter, a witbier and, starting this summer, a black IPA, or India pale ale.

Read the full article here.

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Happy Lebanese Army Day

For all the sacrifices the Lebanese army has made for us, it deserve much more than one day of commemoration every year. Better military equipments, be it from USA or Iran, and unconditional support from all the political parties are definitely the least our fellow troops should be granted. (And possibly less requests to make video clips)

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Ramadan in Tripoli

I was browsing through Facebook the other day and came across these cool photos of Tripoli streets during Ramadan, all taken by the talented Nour Kabbara.

If you live somewhere outside Tripoli, you can’t but notice how much more authentic Ramadan feels in that beautiful city! Having a Suhoor there someday is definitely on my to-do list.

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Man films his wife committing suicide in Ramlet El Baida

Can’t imagine what this man has gone through..! You can read more about the story here and here.

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A day in the life of Virgin Radio Lebanon

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Photos from Maxime Chaaya’s journey rowing the Indian ocean

As you probably know, Maxime Chaaya is currently on a new adventure rowing the Indian ocean. He departed from Australia on June 9th and has  so far crossed 4,600Km with around 1,100Km remaining to arrive to Mauritius Island off the East Coast of Africa.

Below are some photos of his journey he has been uploading to his twitter account recently.

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You can follow a live coverage of Maxime’s adventure on RowingTheIndianOcean.com. Wishing him all the luck to make it safe and sound!

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Fail – Nazi Mini Cooper

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via @raniaatthesouks

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What’s Lebanese about these rolls?

We actually have sambousek, r2a2at, fatayer, and some others, but there’s definitely nothing Lebanese about these banana, peas and cheese stuffed rolls that are currently being offered by Domino’s Pizza India!

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