Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mark Zuckerberg in Vietnam

Well, who doesn't admire the guy? Yeah, yeah, yeah. You can call me whatever you want but I really like him especially now he visited Southeast Asia for Christmas!

And the big kicker is -- Vietnam. Where Facebook is banned and him missing on 87 million Vietnamese.

Mark is seen here riding a water buffalo is Sapa, Lao Cai Province in Dec 26.

Wit his entourage (read as groupies) visiting a minority village nearby.

Whoops! There he is!

Mark and his girlfriend toured Halong Bay before these photos was taken.

[Photos by AP}

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Over 200 New Species Found in SE Asia

A psychedelic gecko and a monkey with an "Elvis" hairdo are among 208 new species described last year by scientists in the Mekong River region of Southeast Asia.

The region is home to some of the world's most endangered species, including tigers, Asian elephants, Mekong dolphins and Mekong giant catfish, the group said.

The Mekong flows through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

In October, WWF announced Vietnam has lost its last Javan rhinoceros, making the 40 to 60 Javan rhinos living in Indonesia the last remaining members of their species.

Some photos of the newly discovered species...

A new psychedelic gecko is seen in Vietnam. 
It was discovered in Hon Khoai island, Ca Mau province, in southern Vietnam.

A limestone leaf warbler (Phylloscopus Calciatilis), so-called because it breeds in limestone karsts in Laos and has a loud, unique call.

A vibrantly-spotted newt (Tylototriton notialis) discovered in Laos. 

A self-cloning lizard (Leiolepis ngovantrii).

A monkey with "Elvis" hairdo is seen. It was discovered in Myanmar.

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