The 654th Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling Festival in the northwestern border city of Edirne attracted a record number of visitors this year. Edirne Mayor Recep Gürkan said that this year, a total of 1,923 wrestlers were registered at the event, setting a record. The annual tournament, which began Friday, is the oldest sanctioned sporting competition in the world and has been held in the same place since 1362.
Seeing the future as a project: The Long Now Foundation aims at developping a new way of thinking about our time and future. Opposing the current cultural mainstream that depicts our future’s environment as devastated and non-livable and the people as lonely and ruled by technology, the Foundation offers a more optimistic suggestions for seeing the time that will come. Basically it is the suggestion to start thinking about it at all – not in terms of short periods as modern democracies’ elections are structured but in really long runs.