Chess before the Queen's Gambit, where did it all begin?
Dec 19 2020
The Real Queen’s Gambit The real Queen’s Gambit is a wonderfully written fictional story based on a novel written in 1983 by Walter Tevis. While the Netflix version does not exactly stick to the book, the characters share many similarities. But what about Chess? When did it all begin? Chess has been around for a very long time. Its roots can be traced back to nearly 1500 years ago. The first records of an early version of chess began in India.
Is Santa-Clause the impostor who replaced Odin, the Norse God?
Dec 18 2020
The story begins a long time ago, with a celebration called Yuletide (or Yule). An old Pagan, Celtic celebration observed by the Germanic people during the Roman Era. Yule is in fact a celebration of the winter solstice. It is the time of the longest night and shortest day of the year. During this celebration, The pagans danced, cheered, drank, and prayed for the return of the light after darkness. The ritual often involved meal and gift-giving.
Are Mushrooms the biggest and Oldest organisms on earth?
Dec 13 2020
Imagine taking a stroll in the forest and coming across a 100-ton mushroom. This specimen would be bigger than a blue whale and would extend through nearly 40 acres of soil. Well, you might not need to continue imagining as this mushroom actually does exist right now. I am not referring to a magic mushroom from the Alice in wonderland world. This particular fungus lives in a forest near Crystal Falls in upper Michigan.
The creepiest Haunted Objects in the world
Dec 12 2020
Well, that research was definitely creepy! Whether you believe in the paranormal or not, these hunted objects are definitely scary. I would not recommend anyone to collect any of them in all honesty. Might it be possible for a spirit, or some sort of residual energy from a previously living person to latch itself onto an object? Many cultures and religions believe so. Shamanism, Buddhism, Shinto are all examples of animistic religions.
The Weirdest Asian foods that make foreigners go... hmmm?
Dec 11 2020
The Weirdest Asian foods that make us go hmmm? Fried chicken butts Served on a stick. A typical snack that you will find when walking around in a night market. Nothing is wasted and every part of the animal can be used and turned into something delicious. In this case, several chicken butts are skewered on a stick. Crunchy and delicious. Thousand-year-old egg A lovely dark green yolk that has a creamy consistency surrounded by a dark brown translucent gel, which used to be the white part of the egg.
When people get into the business of the strange, the bizarre and the downright insane
Dec 10 2020
What drives human beings to swing dangerously on a trapeze with no security net, or to nail sharp objects into their body? What does a magician who locks himself up in a box full of water, a person lying on a bed of nails, or a fire-eating entertainer have in common? They are in the business of…you guessed it, the bizarre. While ventriloquism, comedy shows, clowns, juggling, and buffoonery give us all a laugh, everyone wants to have, what I call, a heart attack experience.
Is the coronavirus bringing back the true meaning of Yuletide Christmas?
Nov 26 2020
It is no secret now that the meaning of the holiday spirit has changed quite dramatically this past century. Families no longer go to their backyard or nearby forest to chop down their Christmas tree. People no longer gather to sing carols to neighbors and friends, stockings are not filled with fruits and chocolate coins anymore, and presents are no longer homemade. The image of children gathering around the fireplace with grandpa telling Christmas stories is only something you might see in old movies.
The public school system vs homeschooling
May 14 2020
The educational system today hasn’t changed its model for hundreds of years. Sitting on a desk in an overcrowded classroom is a tired teacher who is doing her best with the limited resources that she is given. Everyone must look at the board and do the same thing. Like little machines. The system in place is a publicly-funded system where, in every American classroom, groups of about 28 students of roughly the same age are taught by one teacher, usually in an 800 square-foot room.
How You can learn to become honorable
May 12 2020
If you happen to ask yourself this question: Why should I be honorable? For one, the simple answer is that it will make the world a better, peaceful place. Imagine a world where people care for you, where no one takes advantage of you, and where people are always fair towards you. A world where the elderly and the sick are honored and not treated as a mere number in society.
Badass epic villains that got carelessly defeated when they should have known better
May 10 2020
Epic movies will always have epic villains. Ruthless, cunning, and powerful culprits who engage in terrible schemes. Yet sometimes, after the build-up and the hype, some of the villains have met their end… quite pathetically. Judging on how powerfully they have been portrayed from the beginning, they should all have known better. Darth maul, Star Wars Darth Maul was a powerful Sith Lord and Darth Sidious’ apprentice, He appeared as the main antagonist of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
Rain: Beautiful, incredible and life giving, unlike anything else on our planet.
May 7 2020
If you have ever taken a really close look at a raindrop, you’ll find that it seems to be a perfectly transparent sphere with no inclusions whatsoever. Rain looks pure, clean, and seemingly made up of nothing. But, in fact, rain is made up of a few elements that belie its simple appearance. Its complex make up is quite intriguing. Interesting facts about rain The clouds we see above are made up of gazillions of tiny droplets that are made up of ice, water, and air.
The world did not really pause because of the coronavirus. It paused for another reason.
May 6 2020
While many people who are well off, are staying home, complaining about being so bored, hoarding toilet paper and watching a lot of Netflix, tragedies unrelated to the coronavirus continue to occur around the world as they always have been, in absolute obscurity, and no one cares. By now, it seems like everyone is desensitized to the things going on around the world. While In countries like Zimbabwe, Central African Republic and the Congo, millions of children die of poverty, and millions of people die of hunger…let that sink in:
Weird, disturbing and completely unethical kids shows that were popular back in the day
May 4 2020
Back in the day, Saturday morning was always the best day of the week. That’s because it was cartoon time. Before Netflix and Youtube, kids had to wait all week before seeing their favorite cartoons. It was fun, and obviously no one ever questioned the content and stories. It’s just cartoons! How harmful could they be? Going back in time now and and seeing the stuff makes me wonder, what the hell were people thinking?
COVID-19 and type 2 diabetes: an eye-opening link that may help to stem the pandemic.
Apr 30 2020
COVID-19 has everyone confused. Its pandemic origins are hazy. The way it strikes the immune system has everyone ducking for cover, distancing from crowds and avoiding any kind of social gatherings. But, researchers think they have finally found a clue into the way that this virus works. VIRUSES NEED AN OPTIMAL ENVIRONMENT All viruses have an optimal environment for breeding. Like any other living creature, they seek comfortable settings to their liking in order to reproduce.
The Giant Squid: no longer just a myth
Apr 29 2020
Everyone has heard a crazy story about huge, terrifying sea monsters. These stories go hand in hand with tall tales and myths. Most of the time no one believes they ever existed. Or so it seems. One monster, in particular, has recently risen from the land of horrifying legends to show us its true face. For centuries, fishermen have shared accounts about giant squids knocking over ships and devouring sailors.
The mysterious legends and mythologies that surround our little rabbits
Apr 22 2020
Follow the white rabbit. A little girl follows a white rabbit holding on to a pocket watch. He keeps muttering under his breath “I’m late! I’m late! For a really important date! (Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland,1865). Alice follows the rabbit and falls down a rabbit hole into a world where nothing makes sense, called Wonderland. Is there more to our furry long-eared friends than meets the eye? The mysticism associated with rabbits goes very deep down in history.
25 inspirational quotes to start the day on the right foot
Apr 14 2020
“Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart “Respect other people’s feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.” ― Roy T. Bennett “Do one thing every day that scares you.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt “Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.
6 reasons why video games are not as bad as everyone says they are
Apr 3 2020
For the longest time, The negative aspects of video games have been clouding the front lines of information outlets. How many times did teachers scold parents for allowing their kids too much video game time? While certainly, it’s important to have a healthy balanced life, with enough outdoor time and healthy social interactions, making some time for video games can be beneficial for the mind and spirit. Video games are here to stay, we mind as well embrace the positive aspects they provide.
How did Taiwan curb the spread of COVID 19 so quickly? What is Taiwan doing that we aren’t?
Mar 30 2020
When those living in Europe or America think of Asia, the thoughts often result in crowded night markets, crowded streets, crowded transportation systems, great street food, and beautiful temples. One might think that a country like Taiwan being so crowded will quickly follow down the footsteps of China. with COVID 19 quickly spreading within the population to pandemic proportions. “Life is going on, as usual.” says Andy K., a 45-year-old South African business owner who is currently living in Taiwan.
Live cams around the world
Mar 23 2020
Would you like to see what is going on around the world right now? Let’s rephrase this: Would you like to see what people are doing around the world right now, without a filter? You can see it all for yourself. Check out these live cams that Livestream from countries all around the world and see what the people are up to. Live cam from Times Square, New-York Live cam from Roma Square - Piazza Roma, Italy.
Millionaires that prove that it's never too late.
Feb 4 2020
Always keep dreaming, keep working, keep failing and retrying again and again because you never know what the future may hold for you. Success is 99% failure. If you ever feel like you are losing hope because of where you find yourself in life, don’t give up. It’s never too late to have a new beginning. Many successful people have experienced hardships, poverty. and failure. This did not stop them from achieving their dreams.
Mice as therapy animals
Jan 14 2020
A mouse is small, quick, jumpy and nervous. Hardly a popular therapy animal. So how could they possibly be beneficial in Animal-Assisted-Therapy? I discovered that they have wonderful lessons to teach us. Surprised? This discovery began when I worked with a group of young kids. The children in that class were particularly energetic. The goal was to calm them down and teach them to listen. The first time I saw them, I brought my usual group of most trusted animals consisting of a rabbit, a ferret, a dog and a dove.
How do I select an animal for pet therapy
Oct 15 2019
There are many factors involved when selecting an animal to work as a partner in zootherapy, but the most important ones are: Zero Aggression Easy Adaptation Zero Aggression is a rule in place for obvious reasons. Let’s just all agree that a dog that bites when scared, surprised or touched will basically end a zootherapists career fairly quickly! Easy Adaptation also may seem obvious, but there is actually much to consider.
44 famous quotes for positive thinking in your life today
Jan 1 2019
Positive thinking can help guide you when you feel down and need a little pick me up. Take a look at the following quotes, and maybe you will find one that will become your own personal Mantra. Embrace the glorious mess that you are. ― Elizabeth Gilbert All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure.