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.
Expensive kits… These are expensive kits, made for the wealthy; not some cheap and cheesy plastic novelty items. Such luxury concedes a seriousness — a deadly seriousness. These items were made to address deep, dark, primal fears. And then, like our fears often are, they were not thrown away but stored in equally […]
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 […]
Halloween (also spelled Hallowe’en) is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31. But many trick-or-treaters of all ages don’t know where this holiday comes from and what it’s really all about. Halloween has origins in the ancient Gaelic festival known as Samhain, which is dervied from Old Irish and means roughly “summer’s end”. […]
People who have agonised over their fat thighs might be able to relax a bit. Danish doctors said, they found patients with the thinnest thighs died sooner than the more endowed. Obesity, age, smoking and other factors did not reduce the effect, the researchers reported in the British Medical Journal.
The intimate relationship and prohibit sex in the USSR. Some American woman asked a question about sex, and a Russian woman got up and said: There is no sex in the USSR! Later, this phrase became proverbial. The poor woman became a laughing stock. However, there was some truth to her words as […]
Legoland is a “must-see” attraction if you’re visiting Denmark with children. The original Legoland (which opened in 1968) is located on the western half of Denmark, called Jutland. Legoland Denmark is centrally located if you’re driving. It’s 150 miles west of Copenhagen.
Let’s continue with some diabetes basics as we enter into the summer season. Remember to make changes slowly so that you are not overwhelmed. Concentrate on the fact that you will eventually feel better, stronger and will be doing your body good! The CDC just reported that only 14% of people with diabetes […]
If you are a smoker who wants to get rid of the nasty habit, you can bid farewell to cigarettes on May 31, the World No Tobacco Day. This day appeared in 1988 when the World Health Organization set a goal to the international community to root out the problem of tobacco smoking […]
Medical term for belly button is umbilicus. Those who smoke a pack of cigarettes a day drink half a cup of tar a year. Humans are the only animals capable of drawing a straight line. On average, an individual grows over 450 miles of hair in a lifetime. When a person smiles, 17 […]
Lottery is the…? The first commodity lottery was held on February 24, 1466 in the Belgian city of Bruges. It was organized by the widow of the artist Jan van Eyck, who decided to celebrate the 25 anniversary of the death of her husband this way, and simultaneously raise funds to benefit the […]
Fiction or true, Myths. There are many myths about men’s sexual preferences. A well-known psychologist helped us understand which of them are pure fiction, and which are true. Myth 1. A man must hunt for sex; otherwise he would quickly cool off towards his woman. True. Men are hunters (real men), so the […]