There Were 100 Deaths by Suicide in Lebanon This Year So Far

ISF stats reported 100 deaths by suicide so far this year in Lebanon, versus 143 in the year 2017. If we take May by itself, the numbers are quite shocking as 23 death by suicide occurred, which means that we have on average a suicide every two days and a half in Lebanon and an attempted suicide every 6 hours! Yes, someone attempts suicide every 6 hours in Lebanon and despite all attempts to raise…

World Cup Teams Flags Banned in Beirut

Update: A Beirut street defying Chbib's decision. Beirut Governor has issued a statement today banning Beirut residents from raising non-Lebanese flags during the World Cup, as it is against the law. The only flag that we're allowed to raise is the Lebanese one apparently. This must be the most ridiculous thing I've heard in a long while. It's the World Cup and we're cheering for teams that are actually competing in it. What's the point…

Huawei P20 Pro Review: The 40MP Triple Camera SmartPhone!

The last time a smartphone camera came to close to 40 Megapixels was the Nokia Lumia 1020, which I still have by the way, but what the Huawei P20 Pro is offering with its 40MP 5X hybrid zoom camera is on a whole new level. The P20 Pro camera is being portrayed as the best ever on a smartphone, a photographer's dream and I can confidently say it's the best smartphone camera I've ever shot…

Can Someone Explain Google’s Conversion Calculation Mishap?

Two days ago, Google was showing a wrong conversion currency rate for the Lebanese Pound whereas 1 US dollar equalled 767.51 Lebanese Pounds while the real value is 1,506.65. The currency was showing correctly on all other websites but for some reason Google's value was wrong. A couple of hours later, the issue got fixed and the value was back to normal but I still have no idea how that happened. To begin with, Google…
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ODD: Reviving Batroun’s Nightlife

2 weeks ago
Batroun has always been known for its avant-garde nightlife scene, back when Monot was what Mar Mikhael is today, Batroun’s clubs were full to the brim. The past few years though, the clubbing scene in ...
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ISF covers Entire Football Field to Display Lebanon’s Largest-Ever Drug Bust

2 weeks ago
Fifteen tons of weed were apprehended yesterday by the Internal Security Forces, making it the country’s biggest-ever drug bust. The drugs were worth over $100M dollars and were hidden inside paint buckets. They were set ...
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Tracking Down an Old Lebanese Board Game “Civil War”

2 weeks ago
One of the blog readers emailed me asking about a rare board game called “Civil War” that was created in the 1989 by Naji Tueni. It’s apparently similar to monopoly but themed around the civil ...
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LAU Wants to Establish The Medicinal Cannabis Research Center

2 weeks ago
Should we legalize cannabis in Lebanon? What’s the potential medical value of Lebanon-grown cannabis? The use of weed in the medical field has been legalized in several countries worldwide and there are “currently 10 academic ...
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