Tuesday, July 17, 2018

10 Facts About Emoji - Today is World Emoji Day

Here are 10 facts about emojis that might surprise you:



  1. The first emoji was created by Shigetaka Kurita in Japan in 1999.
  2. The first World Emoji Day was celebrated July 17, 2014.
  3. There 2,666 emojis in the Unicode Standard list as of July 2017.
  4. 60 billion emojis are sent on Facebook every day as of July 2017.
  5. Emoji usage in marketing messages has increased at an annual growth rate of over 775 percent as of 2016.
  6. In a ranking of the world’s top 10 used emojis on Facebook, the laughing with tears emoji, the heart eyes emoji, and the kissy face emoji were top three as of July 2017.
  7. An afro hairstyle, a bagel, and hands making a heart were among the top emoji requests as of June 2017.
  8. 76 percent of Americans said that they have used emojis at work as of February 2016.
  9. As of February 2016, 78 percent of women claimed to be frequent emoji users compared to 60 percent when it comes to their male counterparts.
  10. This past April, marketing firm Crowdtap conducted a Brand Emoji Index asking employees to rank their favorite brands using only emojis. Apple, Googl, and Microsoft were among the top three indicated by the heart eyes emoji, the sunglasses-wearing emoji and the standard smiling face emoji respectively.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Model Marisa Papen sparks fury posing naked in front of sacred Western Wall in Jerusalem

Model Marisa Papen sparks fury posing naked in front of sacred Wailing Wall in Jerusalem


A MODEL has sparked fury by posing naked in front of Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall, a year after she was jailed for a nude photoshoot in an Egyptian temple.

Marisa Papen took the cheeky snap from the rooftop of a building in the ancient Middle Eastern city, The Sun reports.

“It was immediately clear to me that if we could manage to take a picture in front of or near the Wailing Wall, the whole trip would be a success,” the Belgian model said.

“We got into a conversation with a super friendly guy, who turned out to be Muslim, and he invited us into his house where we drank coffee and mint tea.”

Marisa Papen has caused offence to some by posing naked in front of Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall, a site considered sacred by many Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Marisa Papen has caused offence to some by posing naked in front of Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall, a site considered sacred by many Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Picture: Supplied
When Ms Papen and her photographer Mathias Lambrecht asked if they could visit his rooftop to take a photograph, the man gladly obliged.

“I still had to explain that I wanted to take off my clothes for a picture.

But he was even more chill than we thought,” she added.

Her racy photoshoot comes after she was arrested for posing naked in the temple complex of Karnak near the Egyptian city of Luxor.

The Western Wall or Wailing Wall is an ancient limestone wall in the old city which was part of a Jewish temple expansion and a holy site where Jews go to pray.


The model was arrested in Egypt last year for a similar photoshoot.


Picture: The Daily Telegraph, Enki Eyewear
It is seen as sacred holy site for Jews, Muslims and Christians.

Marisa, who describes herself as “free-spirited and wild-hearted expressionist”, said she has been praised for her racy shoot and Israeli fans have even invited her back to visit.

However, others were not as impressed.

One man fumed online: “This is crossing a line. Who do you think you are to pose here? I hope that God will judge you.”

Defending her nude photos, Marisa said: “Religion is turning mankind more and more into pack animals. We no longer get the chance to listen to our heart and instinct. From birth we are being brainwashed.”

Pics : Marisa Papen's Facebook 

Marisa has defended her nude shoots, asking “How can a skin, a nude body anger someone?”
Marisa has defended her nude shoots, asking “How can a skin, a nude body anger someone?”Picture: Supplied
She added: “How can a skin, a nude body anger someone?”

“I think that religion plays a big role in this, so by expressing my art at this location, as well as in Egypt, I hope to break this stigma.”

This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished with permission.


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