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How Audrey Hepburn helped during the Dutch Resistance?

How Audrey Hepburn helped during the Dutch Resistance?

Like several other celebrities, Audrey Hepburn helped fight against the Axis Powers during WW II, joining the likes of Roald Dahl, Moe Berg, Julia Child, Lucky Luciano, James Doohan, Jimmy Stewart, Noel Coward, and Ian Fleming, among others. Audrey Hepburn is a famed actress having starred in classic movies like Funny Face, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Roman Holiday, Sabrina, and My Fair lady. She had also won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Roman Holiday. Hepburn had a fascinating but tumultuous upbringing. Audrey’s father was a British businessman, and her mother was a Dutch baroness. She had spent most of...

The origin of the Loch Ness Monster myth

The origin of the Loch Ness Monster myth

Loch Ness is a long & narrow lake in the Scottish Highlands. The Loch Ness lake is the second-largest Loch in Scotland by surface area and the largest by volume. Loch Ness is also the second deepest Loch with an astounding 755 feet of depth. The water of the Loch Ness lake is dark and murky due to the high levels of peat in the soil surrounding it. The depth, breadth, and low visibility of this Loch Ness lake makes it a prime environment for someone’s imagination to run wild. The first recorded sighting of Nessie was by Saint Columba...

How to write letters in Japanese?

How to write letters in Japanese?

While e-mail and instant messaging makes communicating with someone a trivial matter, there are some situations where a handwritten letter can still be appreciated. Indeed, the fact that letters are so rarely received from person to person makes them all the more cherished; even a person's handwriting can remind others of that person and all of the warm feelings expressed in the words that written by that hand. One particular occasion where technology's advance holds no sway would be "nengajou," Japanese New Year's cards. These treasured holiday trinkets are never sent through any other means than traditional postage. Most Japanese...

Prehistoric insect junk discovered

Prehistoric insect junk discovered

You're bored. We get it. Maybe, you just watched A Bug's Life on Netflix and you thought, hey, why hasn't somebody made a movie called A Bug's Dick. And, you being you, you googled it and now here you are. Check this out. According to Smithsonian Magazine, scientists recently found an exquisitely preserved 50 million-year-old fossil of the assassin bug. The fossil was so well preserved that you can even make out the colored bands on the insect's legs and body. Scientists were even able to make out the critters dingling. Yes, this is a big deal, even though it...

This Baby’s Life Was Saved By A Facebook Post

This Baby’s Life Was Saved By A Facebook Post

This baby story is to justify the advantages of social sites. A woman named Christina DePino from Michigan was already eight months pregnant. She made a post on Facebook about the strange symptoms she was having during pregnancy, and that was to save her future baby life. She experienced continual itching while being pregnant with her first baby. Seeking advice to her strange feelings, she decided to post about the issue on Facebook, and what happened after the post was to prevent the fatal consequences.  She received a lot of responses from her friends, who warned her that she might be suffering from gestational cholestasis. It is a liver...

The nine most spoken languages in the world

The nine most spoken languages in the world

Language is an incredibly important tool in our lives. We use language to communicate with everyone and only when this tool is taking away do we realize how important it is. When we speak to someone that uses a different language we immediately realize how much we rely on language every day. There are many tools in development that may remove the barrier of language in the future as automatic translation could become a reality very soon. Until then we can rely on advanced services like Google Translate that make having a conversation with anyone, a possibility.  There is often...

The Impressive Accomplishments of Elon Musk

The Impressive Accomplishments of Elon Musk

For the last 15 years, one man has been at the forefront of the tech industry revolution. The laid back, charming, and at times enigmatic Elon Musk is his name, and he has more accomplishments than you can count. To say that Elon Musk is a successful businessman is an understatement. The man has pioneered the space and automobile industry to heights that were once thought unimaginable. With this in mind, here are some of the top accomplishments of Elon Musk that have seen his name showered with praise in the tech and engineering spectrum. Tesla Of course, we had...

How many people sleepwalk and why?

How many people sleepwalk and why?

Sleepwalking is one of the strangest unexplained phenomenons that everyone is aware of. It is odd to think that something so well known can not be explained. Recently the largest study of sleepwalking habits was published. It tried to learn more about sleepwalking, its causes and who it affected. The study was conducted in the USA and found that a surprising 30% of Americans had experienced sleepwalking at some stage in their lives. As sleepwalking is far more common in children it is no surprise to see that the number drops considerably for adults in recent times. The study showed...

The greatest airport in the world

The greatest airport in the world

No one likes to have a long layover at an airport. When you are on a long flight you at least know that you are getting closer to your final destination. When you are stuck in an airport it feels like time wasted. Watching a movie or playing on your phone can help but there are only so many hours you can watch and I prefer to save that time for the plane. So what can you do? You can roam the terminals looking for somewhere to charge your phone, you can buy an expensive neck pillow, or you can...

The unusual friendship of a bird, a cat and a firefighter

The unusual friendship of a bird, a cat and a firefighter

During the saddest of times, you can sometimes find the greatest joys. That’s what Australian volunteer firefighter, Matt Owens would find out on his drive home. He’d just found out his dad had terminal cancer. On that same day, he was driving home from a friend’s and saw something unusual on the side of the road. Despite the sadness of the day, he still noticed the injured baby bird on the side of the road. In Matt’s words: “I was driving home from a friend’s house and I just saw from the corner of my eye a little ball of...

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