Fabio Cannavaro Japanese samurai tattoo

A little throwback, Italian soccer star Fabio Cannavaro on the cover of Vanity Fair Italia [It] in May 2006. What caught my eye is the Japanese samurai warrior tattoo, which actually looks cute and a contrast to his muscular body.

Fabio Cannavaro Japanese tattoo Vanity Fair Italia

Speaking of 2006, Cannavaro captained the Italian national team that won the World Cup in Germany a few months after the magazine is published. He was later named as FIFA World Player of The Year and also won the Ballon d’Or.

Ferrari F1 Sounds

A compilation of the roaring engine sound of Ferrari F1s from different eras, from the V6 turbo to the V10, V12 up to the most recent V8. Video by Marchettino, an Italian “petrolhead”. Quite an awesome clip if you are a racing fan.

OMEGA Co-Axial Chronometer commercial

Awesome commercial for Swiss luxury watchmaker OMEGA, produced by Italian production company Tax Free Film. Nice animated sequence and beautiful music.

Scientists jailed for earthquake

L Aquila ItalySix Italian scientists and an ex-government official have been sentenced to six years in prison (for multiple manslaughter) over the 2009 earthquake in L’Aquila which killed 309 people.

The verdict was made not because of the failure to predict the quake (which we know is quite impossible), but the “over-assurance” that misled the victims that it’s safe despite some hints.

But what else should the scientists tell the people?

With this verdict the only call scientists can make in future is to evacuate every time there’s a small tremor, which probably means that most part of Italy is not habitable.

The scientists made the wrong decision for L’Aquila, unfortunately. But they didn’t have much option besides giving the “false assurance”.

Candice Swanepoel Muse Italia

South African model Candice Swanepoel looking amazing for Italian Muse Magazine. Picture by Peruvian fashion photographer Mariano Vivanco

Candice Swanepoel Muse Magazine