In the event that you, dear reader, have not yet seen this, I pass along a link to the Discovery Channel's infectious 'The World is Just Awesome' promotion.
I cannot take full credit for finding it; that goes to Mr J J Drinkwater.
If you find yourself humming it all day long, well, don't say that I didn't warn you. Infectious!
The good people at Discovery.com have provided a method by which one may download the MP3 file, the video, and ring tones for one's portable telephone.
Now, here is the surprising part: at about 30 seconds in to the film, I do believe I spotted my dear sister Sophie*:
She "loves Egyptian kings", as the lyrics go. As I am the (slightly) more squeamish of the two of us, I'm more than happy to allow her to do all the up-close corpse work.
Now in case you cannot see the obvious family resemblance, I offer this crude figure which may clear things up a bit:
Not only is she the smarter one, her eyesight is better, leaving me the only one in the family requiring spectacles. Oh, and she's a soprano, too. None of this alto-register business for her.
I do think the glasses look grand on her, though, and I'm glad she is aging gracefully, since this is what I suspect I will look like in another *cough*-mumble years. Did I mention that she's the older sister?
In any event: do yourself a favour, and, next time you need re-affirmation of just how awesome the world is, listen to the song. Even helps put one's mind off sibling rivalry, mostly.
* N.b.: Naturally, she isn't really my sister; I haven't the foggiest idea who they found to play Sophie's part in this advert. Incredible likeness, though, and the voice is spot-on.