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“Hidden Portrait” Discovered Underneath The Mona Lisa

“Hidden Portrait” Discovered Underneath The Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa is one of the most famous pieces of artwork in human history. This half-length portrait by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, thought to depict Lisa Gherardini in the early 16th century, was given to the King of France centuries ago, and has been on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris since 1797. Now, 500 years on ... Read More »

This Man Who Was In Prison For 44 Years Reacts To Today’s Technology

This Man Who Was In Prison For 44 Years Reacts To Today’s Technology

Johnson’s family stopped visiting in 1998. And he was isolated from the world until his release in 2014. Otis Johnson went to jail at the age of 25 in 1975 for the assault/attempted murder of a police officer. When he got out, he was 69 and the world was a “dystopia where everyone has become a secret agent wearing wires.” Read More »

Man Adopts Two Displaced Parakeets, Now Has 4,000 Of Them

Man Adopts Two Displaced Parakeets, Now Has 4,000 Of Them

Those are a lot of mouths – or should I say, beaks – to feed. In Chennai, India, a man adopted a couple of parakeets after the two were displaced by a tragic tsunami. Ten years later, his green feathered family has gotten bigger. How big exactly? Oh, just about 4,000 members. The 62-year-old camera repairman who goes by the ... Read More »

Facebook Is About To Make Breaking Up A Whole Lot Easier

Facebook Is About To Make Breaking Up A Whole Lot Easier

Back in the good old days before Mark Zuckerberg invented Facebook, breaking up with a partner was far more simple. Nowadays however, dumping a girlfriend or boyfriend is not the last time you’ll see them (sadly). Thanks to the joys of social media, your ex will be forever on your timeline (unless you take the drastic step to unfriend them ... Read More »

12,000 Year Old Frozen Lion Cubs Unveiled In Siberia

12,000 Year Old Frozen Lion Cubs Unveiled In Siberia

Siberia is home to many great things, well it’s home to a few great things, like the Shamanka Rock and Siberian huskies. Ok I’ve got to be honest that’s all I can think of right now, but now we have two more things to add to the list – two perfectly preserved frozen cave lion cubs. The country’s permafrost has ... Read More »

How A U.S. Prison Camp In Iraq Accidentally Formed ISIS

How A U.S. Prison Camp In Iraq Accidentally Formed ISIS

The US prison camp, Bucca, in Iraq may have been the birth place of the terror group ISIS, because extremists were housed together with free time to devise a terror plan against America. It’s estimated that more than 100,000 men passed through camp Bucca while it was open between 2003 and 2009, many of whom became radicalised in the camp. ... Read More »

Guy Tattoos The World Map On His Back, He Get Colours In Every New Country He Visits

Guy Tattoos The World Map On His Back, He Get Colours In Every New Country He Visits

Three years ago, travel blogger Bill Passman was sitting in a bar in Utila, Honduras, when he ran into an acquaintance and noticed her tattoo of a world map. When she said she planned to put a red dot on all the places she had visited, an inspired Passman decided to also tattoo the world map on his back — ... Read More »

In The 1930s, Americans Didn’t Want To Accept Jewish Refugees Fleeing The Holocaust

In The 1930s, Americans Didn’t Want To Accept Jewish Refugees Fleeing The Holocaust

I read yesterday that 27 US states are supposedly refusing to accept Syrian refugees under President Obama’s new plans – an idea I find truly shocking. How can a country with so much, turn away people with so little? While many will disagree and say that Americans are better than that, historically there is a precedent for this sort of ... Read More »

How To Travel Around The World Without Spending Money

How To Travel Around The World Without Spending Money

When youre sitting in class or behind your desk waiting for the clock to strike a time when you can go home it is natural that the mind can wander a bit. It isnt uncommon for your mind to wander to a vacation and even travelling the world. Whatif there was a way that you could travel the world without ... Read More »

How Geniuses Live Their Lives Every Day

How Geniuses Live Their Lives Every Day

People often think of geniuses as unique thinkers that stand out from the crowd. Displaying exceptional intellectual ability, creativity, or originality, they are known to lead movements or discoveries. As a society molded upon the work of geniuses such as Einstein, Jobs, Plato, and Freud, we gain inspiration from them to achieve our own creative feats. Although studies prove that geniuses ... Read More »