The Beatles… Every story eventually gets mythologized, especially when it comes to the history of popular music groups and performers. The history of the most popular band of all times The Beatles also became a subject of this mandatory mythologizing. Here’s an example of one such myth. Many sources on the Internet claim […]
This history of Dracula. Wallachian commander Vlad T,epes, (Impaler), whose residence was located in Sighisoara, Romania, was neither a vampire nor any other supernatural creature. His family coat of arms had an image of a dragon on it, Dracula in Wallachian. That’s where the commander’s sinister nickname came from. However, the stories of […]
To drink than not to drink… or to be or not to be. Excessive drinking is not beneficial to health, but abstaining from alcohol consumption may also have negative health effects, researchers said. A study of about 38,000 Norwegians showed that abstainers were more likely than moderate drinkers to report symptoms of depression. […]
The first satellite television signal was relayed from Europe to the Telstar satellite over North America in 1962. The first geosynchronous communication satellite, Syncom 2, was launched in 1963. The world’s first commercial communication satellite, called Intelsat I (nicknamed Early Bird), was launched into synchronous orbit on April 6, 1965.
Luxury… Furniture from Michel Haillard featured in this page causes mixed feelings. On the one hand, it is striking in its concept, quality of performance, its luxury eventually. On the other hand there is an idea that this furniture is from hell. To produce all this infernal furniture were used the most drastic materials […]
Cosmology, what is this? The current world came up with the extraordinary revolution that Copernicus and Galileo Galilei introduced to prove that the Earth was not a stable center, but that it revolved around the sun. This generated an enormous crisis in minds and in the Church, because it seemed like everything lost […]
Blonde, this is very aggressive creatures. American researches were curious whether hair color affected women’s nature. There were mostly interested in blondes, who received most of attention. The researchers were surprised to find out that women with fair hair were not soft-spoken princesses, but rather, very aggressive creatures. They blame men who pay […]
The Milky Way collided with a dwarf galaxy the center of which was a massive black hole. For example, it is difficult to explain too high rate of appearance of new stars from three large and dense gas and dust clouds in the vicinity of a supermassive black hole located in the center […]
New year’s resolutions… With a full 12 months of possibilities on the horizon, most people the world over take at least a few minutes to pledge the new year into one that is infinitely better than the last. Get rich. Eat less. Sleep more. Be faster. Go to the gym. Stop smoking. Be nicer. […]
Advertising... bad to lying... While most people know that banner ads from companies you’ve never heard of that promise to melt away “20 pounds in a week, no exercise required!” should be taken with a grain of salt, some huge and highly respected brands are also guilty of telling their consumers major lies to make sales. You’d have to be pretty dumb to believe some of them.
Glass Beach, very interesting beach! Usually, people throwing trash affects on the environment negatively. Mountains of garbage are useless, besides they spoil not only the air, soil and water, but also cause damage to the aesthetic natural beauty. However, rarely, but still there are exceptions when garbage creates beauty. There is an interesting […]
This is not science fiction, immortal forever! Research is already under way to defeat death, involving medical scientists and artificial intelligence experts, focusing on creating the technology necessary to upload the brain’s contents to a silicon support and then download it again into a new body. In his article “How to become immortal – […]