Sunday, 25 September 2016
A cowboy, a one-eyed boxer and a parachuting priest…. meet the original SAS who struck terror into Nazi troops
THEY were some of the bravest, toughest soldiers of World War Two, trained killers who struck terror into Nazi troops in North Africa.
But they were also wildly unconventional pirates in a private army — oddballs who didn’t fit into the traditional ranks.They included a former cowboy, a one-eyed boxer, a parachuting priest and a rugby international.
flaviu the famous carpathian lynx is now back on public display and to get a new mate in next few months.
no not a new episode of television show game of thrones or a new fantasy film but the most used seat in everyone's house the humble toilet seat.the toilet seat is one we all use and i personally whilst awaiting for my body to perform its nature function and too think about the day and how to slow down and go with it ,some read a book ,do the crossword or read newspaper or even listen to music .i wonder what you do my loyal reader ,so please make your surroundings nice and comfortable next time on your white throne.
dug up in texas ,u.s.a a reptile that lived 230 million years ago before dinosaurs.
Flat-faced dog’s fight for life left me ‘a mess,’ says Ulrika Jonsson, as she supports vets’ health warning
THEIR cute scrunched-up faces have made them some of our favourite dogs.
Historians have shed new light on four skeletons found buried near a beach – by studying their buttons.
New research suggests that it's not just the social situation you're in, but also the genes you're born with that affect your likelihood of feeling lonely.
While environmental factors definitely play a bigger role, a new study of more than 10,000 people has shown that loneliness can be partly hereditary too.
As loneliness feeds into all kinds of physical and mental health problems, and is a significant factor in early deaths, scientists are keen to understand more about where it comes from so that we can get better at preventing it.
Specifically, the team was interested in understanding if there could be a genetic risk factor for loneliness.
"We want to know why, genetically speaking, one person is more likely than another to feel lonely, even in the same situation," said lead researcher, psychiatrist Abraham Palmer, from the University of California, San Diego.
"For two people with the same number of close friends and family, one might see their social structure as adequate while the other doesn't," he added. "And that's what we mean by 'genetic predisposition to loneliness'."
Massive crater under small Scottish town could be the crash site of the first meteorite to hit the British Isles
The exact landing site of the first meteorite to hit the British Isles has been a mystery for years.
Now a scientist claims to have discovered its exact location.
Palaeontologist Dr Mike Simms believes he has found the 25 mile-wide impact crater under the small town of Lairg in northern Scotland.For years scientists have been studying green rock fragments found sandwiched between 1.2 billion-year-old sandstone near Ullapool, 30 miles to the west of Lairg.
For decades this layer was thought to be a volcanic mudflow until, in 2008, geologists from Oxford and Aberdeen proved that it had actually been formed by a giant meteorite impact.read more
they say you are never too far from the weird and wonderful in the world and i discover one this phenomenon the other day whilst walking my jack russell-mitzi -around my local estate.whilst walking along glebe meadows ,holsworthy,devon i spotted a duck standing by the gate and a cat sitting beside it i managed too talk to the owner who told me the duck was a 10 month year old indian runner duck who was quite tame as liked sitting by the fire and escorting the postman to the gate.
wiki link OBE (French pronunciation: [aʁsɛn vɛŋ(ɡ)ɛʁ]; born 22 October 1949), is a French football manager and formerplayer. He has been the manager of Arsenal since 1996, where he has since become the club's longest-serving manager and most successful in terms of major titles won. Football pundits give Wenger credit for his contribution to the revolutionising of football in England in the late 1990s through the introduction of changes in the training and diet of players.
Wenger was born in Strasbourg and raised in Duttlenheim. He was introduced to football by his father, the manager of the local village team. After a modest playing career, in which he made appearances for several amateur clubs, Wenger obtained a manager's diploma in 1981. Following an unsuccessful period at Nancy which culminated in his dismissal in 1987, Wenger joinedAS Monaco; the club won the league championship in 1988. In 1991, Wenger guided Monaco to victory in the Coupe de France, but their failure to regain the league title in later seasons led to his departure from the club by mutual consent in 1994. He briefly coached Japanese J.League side Nagoya Grampus Eight, which won the Emperor's Cup and Japanese Super Cup during his stint.
In 1996, Wenger was named manager of Arsenal and two years later the club completed a league and FA Cup double. The club won another league and cup double in 2002 and retained the FA Cup a year later. In 2004, Wenger managed Arsenal to anundefeated league season, a feat last accomplished by Preston North End, 115 years previously. Arsenal later eclipsed Nottingham Forest's record of 42 league matches unbeaten and went seven more matches before losing in October 2004. The club made their first appearance in a Champions League final in 2006, though they lost to Barcelona. After a period of nine years without a trophy, which coincided with the club relocating to the Emirates Stadium, Wenger guided Arsenal to further FA Cup success in 2014 and2015. Alongside George Ramsay, he is the most successful manager in the competition's history with six titles.
The nickname "Le Professeur" (French; "The Professor") is used by fans and the British media to reflect Wenger's studious demeanour. His approach to the game emphasises an attacking mentality, with the aim that football ought to be entertaining on the pitch. Wenger's Arsenal teams have been criticised for their indiscipline; his players received 100 red cards between September 1996 and February 2014, though the team has won awards for sporting fair play. At Monaco, Wenger earned a reputation for spotting young talent, and he has remained focused on developing a youth system.wiki link
Killer hornets have been spotted in the UK for the first time ever and are feared to be breeding successfully, according to experts.
Why should people get vaccinated against the flu?
Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Over a period of 31 seasons between 1976 and 2007,estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States range from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people. During recent flu seasons, between 80% and 90% of flu related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older. "Flu season" in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May. During this time, flu viruses are circulating at higher levels in the U.S. population. An annual seasonal flu vaccine (either the flu shot or the nasal spray flu vaccine) is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community.
How do flu vaccines work?
Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine.
The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. Traditional flu vaccines (called "trivalent" vaccines) are made to protect against three flu viruses; an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and an influenza B virus. There are also flu vaccines made to protect against four flu viruses (called "quadrivalent" vaccines). These vaccines protect against the same viruses as the trivalent vaccine and an additional B virus.read more
Work items found in a cave in France from 40,000BC were thought to have been crafted by early humans.But ancient DNA tests at the Châtelperronian archaeological site in Grotte du Renne proved they were made by cavemen.
when i was a younger person time seemed to stand still or drag and i looked forward to weekend television yes it was good once .but now i am aging -54 -it seems monday soon blends into the weekend i sure other feel the same way and may have been research-see this link -done on this subject .
Monsters and giants have always played an important part in folklore and fiction. There has been a lot of speculation of whether some of these creatures exist in reality or not. People claiming to have witnessed some of them have aroused those speculations and have created a lot of curiosity about them. There has also been an element of fear involved in it as monsters and giants are known to be something that are dangerous and that can be harmful.
One of the most popular of such creatures that is believed to be in reality is the Bigfoot. The Bigfootis a large, hairy half-human and half-ape like creature. It is known to be about 6 to10 feet tall, is tremendously huge, and walks upright on its legs. It is supposedly known to inhabit, mainly, in forests, in the Pacific Northwest region of North America.
There have been known to be a number of alleged interactions between humans and the Bigfoot. Many people have claimed to have seen it, which adds to the curiosity of the creature. The search for the Bigfoot has been going on for years. But all that has been found are some large footprints, some hazy pictures and videos, and endless stories about the Bigfoot.-read more
Saturday, 24 September 2016
Sunday, 18 September 2016
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Dont’ worry, this isn’t Manchester City’s new three-man defence although they look like they would be less injury-prone than Vincent Kompany.
You may have heard of Diego the Galapagos tortoise by now -- the legendary Casanova that did God's work and single-handledly saved his species from extinction by fathering more than 800 offspring.
rspca officer was surprised when their got a called out on reports of a baby crocodile on the loose by a roadside in winsford,cheshire .the creature found turned out too be just a plastic toy.
Angela Nikolau is a talented self taught photographer, adventurer and roofer based in Moscow, Russia. Angela was born in 1993, she shoots a lot of urban, street and underground photography. Nikolau’s Instagram feed contains plenty of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings.
h/t: photogristread more and see more photos
2 Tone (or Two Tone) was a late-1970s ska revival in the United Kingdom led by Jerry Dammers and The Specials. It fused traditional ska music with punk rock attitude, energy and musical elements. Its name came from the record label that Dammers founded, 2 Tone Records as well as a desire to transcend and defuse racial tensions in Thatcher-era Britain. Although 2 Tone's mainstream commercial appeal was largely limited to the UK, it influenced the North American ska punk movement (also known asthird wave ska) in the 1980s and 1990s.The 2 Tone sound was developed by young musicians in Coventry, West Midlands, England who grew up hearing 1960s Jamaican music. They combined influences from ska, reggae and rocksteady with elements of punk rock and new wave. Bands considered part of the genre include: The Specials, The Selecter, The Beat, Madness, Bad Manners and The Bodysnatchers.
The term was coined by The Specials' keyboard player Jerry Dammers, who — with the assistance of Horace Panter and graphic designer John "Teflon" Sims — created the iconic Walt Jabsco logo (a man in a black suit, white shirt, black tie, pork pie hat, white socks and black loafers) to represent the 2 Tone genre. The logo was based on an early album cover photo of Peter Tosh, and included an added black-and-white check pattern.
Most of the bands considered to be part of the 2 Tone genre were signed to 2 Tone Records at some point. Other record labels associated with the 2 Tone sound were Stiff Records and Go Feet Records. The music was especially popular among skinheads, rudiesand some mod revivalists.wiki link-a music that was very much part of the music scene around southend-on -sea during the 80s and saw i lot of people coping style of clothes .
Saturday, 17 September 2016
Eccentric British conceptual artist Bob Parks was at the heart of the thriving Los Angeles performance art scene of the 1970s, appearing in galleries and on television as his alter-ego, Bignose, and walking the streets of LA in a string bikini. But after his marriage failed, Parks saw his burgeoning art career come to pieces. Having been rescued by the parishioners of a South Central gospel church, Bob finally moved back to the UK to live with his parents in the New Forest. Despite planning to stay for only six months to finish a series of paintings and gather his thoughts, Bob stayed for 30 years. A new film, The R&B Feeling: The Bob Parks Story - part of the BBC Four Goes Conceptual season - tells his extraordinary story. Here, director MARCUS WERNER HED and producer TOM VINEY reveal how they made it.read more
Sunday, 11 September 2016
a 1322 rule still in force is all sturgeons and beached whales must be offered to reigning monarch ,also it is still illegal to be drunk in a pub and import potatoes from poland.see some more
Wake me up before you go go GO! The vibrating alarm clock that promises to start your day with an orgasm
Imagine if, instead of starting your day dragging yourself out of bed to the sound of a loud alarm, you were able to rise in the morning with a smile on your face, having just had a much more... er... pleasurable wake up call.
Well, that's the promise behind the new device making a buzz in the market, the Little Rooster alarm.
The small plastic miracle combines a vibrator with an alarm clock so that you can be woken up with an orgasm.read more
Scientists found that after listening to just 50 minutes of uplifting dance music, the levels of antibodies in volunteers' bodies increased.
They also found that stress hormone levels, which can weaken the immune system, decreased after being exposed to the music.
Volunteers who played a percussion instrument along with the music also benefited from the immune boost.
The researchers, from Sussex University and the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany, say their findings demonstrate how music could be used to help aid patients' recovery while in hospital.
In a separate, unpublished, study they also found that playing music while a patient was under anaesthetic during an operation also helped to lower the levels of harmful stress hormones.read more
Indonesian province’s bizarre annual ritual of digging up its dead to give them a wash, groom and dress them in new clothes
They say the dead live on in our hearts and minds - but in one Indonesian province, the deceased continue to walk the earth in a rather more literal, zombie-like fashion.
Families in Toraja in South Sulawesi dig up the bodies of their dead relatives before washing, grooming and dressing them in fancy new clothes.
Even dead children are exhumed - two of these photos show the skeleton of a baby wrapped in a print dress with a doll laid next to it.
Damaged coffins are fixed or replaced, and the mummies are then walked around the province by following a path of straight lines.
The ritual is called Ma'nene, or The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses.
According to the ancient Torajan belief system, the spirit of a dead person must return to his village of origin.
So if a person died on a journey, the family would go to the place of death and accompany the deceased back home by walking them back to the village.
In the past, people were frightened to journey far, in case they died while they were away and were unable to return to their village.read more
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