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Miep Gies…Unsung Hero

June 2, 2015

For more than two years, Miep helped the Franks and four other people evade the Gestapo by bringing food, comfort and news of the world to them in a tiny hideout in the canal-side building that housed the family business. It all ended on August 4, 1944, when their hiding place was betrayed and the […]

Eat Chocolate And Improve Your Memory…Really

June 1, 2015

Increase your chance of being nominated for a Noble Peace Prize by eating chocolate…A joint study conducted by researchers from the University of L’Aquila in Italy and Mars, Incorporated says that the regular consumption of dietary cocoa flavanols may improve cognitive function in elderly subjects with early memory decline. The study shows the impact of […]

Earthquakes…Did You Know?

May 31, 2015

Earthquakes can be scary. They cause widespread death and destruction, and make you realise that mankind may consider itself to be highly developed, but Nature always has the upper hand. Just a few facts about earthquakes…just to shake you up: Each year, about 20,000 earthquakes are recorded by The National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) around the world. […]

William Shakespeare…Did You Know?

May 30, 2015

Born in 1564, William Shakespeare is widely credited as being the greatest playwright to have ever graced the history of mankind. With an impressive portfolio that boasts 37 plays and 154 sonnets, Shakespeare penned works that are, even today, among the most renowned and most widely read. Here are just a few facts that you […]

McDonald’s…Did You Know?

May 29, 2015

It has been 75 years since McDonald’s first opened its doors to the public, and it has since become one of the most renowned and widely loved fast-food junctions across the world! Started by Dick and Mac McDonald in 1940, McDonald’s is the result of two brothers’ determination to make it out of the Great […]

Morgan Freeman From Acting To Bee Keeping…. Really?

May 28, 2015

Morgan Freeman  reveled he has converted his 124 acre farm in Mississippi into a refuge for honey bees.  He also has just taken possession of 26 hives for his bees. Freeman has a keen interest in helping to save the insects from extinction and has started to turn his home into a honey bee haven. […]

Hawking….Zayn Still A Member Of One Direction….. Really?

May 27, 2015

Stephen Hawking may be  one of the most brilliant people living today, but does he have an  opinion on Zayn Malik’s decision to leave British boy band One Direction? Hell yeah he does! The theoretical physicist and cosmologist spoke at the Sydney Opera House  via 3D hologram projection from his actual location at Cambridge University in the […]

Two Arrested In Athens Over Weekend…Fraud And Chemical Endangerment

May 26, 2015

ATHENS-Athens Police Department issued warrants on two suspects for Chemical Endangerment of two children on Thursday, May 21.  The Athens Police also arrested one suspect on Friday, May 22 for Fraudulent Use of a Debit or Credit Card.  Here is what Chief Johnson has to say about the two cases: “Sgt. Johnny Campbell was notified byDHR […]

Just How Strong Was Abe Lincoln?

May 26, 2015

When a small gambler tricked Bill Greene, Lincoln’s helper at the general store where they both worker, Lincoln told Bill to bet him the best fur hat in the store that he [Lincoln] could lift a barrel of whisky from the floor and hold it while he took a drink from the bunghole according to Carl […]

Babylonian Hours….Really?

May 25, 2015

The  Astronomical Clock of Prague  could be useful for when you need the time in Babylonian Hours, perhaps during a stag party (bachelor’s party) when time blurs. This medieval astronomical clock is located in southern wall of the Old Town City Hall in the Old Town Square of Prague, Czech Republic. It has inspired many legends including the […]

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