A traditional Jack-o'-lantern ( Pumpkin lantern), associated chiefly with the holiday Halloween, is typically a carved pumpkin. It is named after phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat dogs. To make a jack-o'-lantern, the top of a pumpkin is cut off and the inside flesh is scooped out, and then an image, usually a monstrous face, is carved on the outside surface. At night, a light is placed inside to illuminate the effect. If encounters with ghosts, ghouls or vampires are your idea of fun, then Halloween is probably a favorite time. Places across the globe are getting ready to scare people out of their wits -- and their money.
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 […]
Smoke marijuana! Many Americans teenagers quit smoking cigarettes and turn to smoking marijuana, polls show. Alcohol loses its positions: it finds popularity with 23 percent of respondents. Like cigarettes, alcohol loses popularity with American teenagers. Twenty-three percent of the polled students said that they liked drinking alcohol – it became the lowest index […]
Motorbike Gangs in Europe is alarm ! The arrival of Comancheros and Rebels from Australia, Rock Machine from Canada, plus Mongols and Vagos from the USA creates tension with established outlaw motorcycle clubs in Europe. The number of Outlaw Motorbike Gangs (OMCG) chapters in Europe has increased at a significant rate since 2010 and the total number of chapters is now over 700. The Motorbike Gangs expansion has in particular happened across North-East and South-East Europe.
NASA’s new telescope, Kepler, has discovered five giant new planets outside the Solar System. While none of them are hospitable, scientists are enthusiastic. That the new equipment is working so well, adding to the possibility of completing its mission successfully: to find another Planet Earth out there.
Andromeda Galaxy... is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years (2.4?1019 km) from Earth in the Andromeda constellation. Also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, it is often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts. The Andromeda Galaxy is the nearest spiral galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy, but not the closest galaxy overall.
Origin. Does the recent news by scientists of a comet containing a chemical building block of life furnish evidence that comets were responsible for life’s origin on Earth? Comets may be the most dynamic, spectacular, variable, and mysterious bodies in the solar system. They even contain organic matter—including trace amounts of the amino […]
Knowledge reveals causes… Stephen Hawking said that man should find another planet to live, because we are destroying the earth at an unprecedented speed. Coral reefs suffered the process of bleaching, entire ecosystems are threatened by environmental disasters. Petrobras has about half a dozen platforms at risk. The P-33 and at least four […]
Joy Of Creative Office Life. In the interest of getting the most out of its employees it only makes sense for a company to tailor its offices towards the type of work being performed. For most of us, that means the joy of cubicle life. After all, cubes are cost-effective, make for an […]
Author of sci-fi books, once said that a mysterious satellite called Black Prince was spinning around Earth. The writer believed the object might be an alien probe, a messenger from extraterrestrial civilizations. Some people including scientists paid attention to the writer’s hypothesis. U.S. astrophysicist Ronald Bracewell was the first to take the hypothesis […]
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 […]
Amsterdam, always, always and every day! This translated as a square on a dam. Amstel beer is pure Dutch beer. The population of city is one and a half million people, taking into account the suburbs. Although Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, the capital of the province, where it is, is […]