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Power of color

Power of color

Power of color

Colors have had important meanings since ancient times. In many ancient civilizations, people painted colored circles and lines around their eyes and mouths. Originally they did this to please the gods and scare away evil spirits. They soon realised that color could be used to make their faces and bodies beautiful. Body painting is one of the most ancient arts of humankind and today it is coming back into fashion.
The colors of our clothes became just as important as those used for painting the body. Clothes are a symbol of power. The power in the clothes affects both the person who wears them and the people around him or her. So it’s important to choose the colors you wear carefully.
The mysterious Aztec and Maya civilizations dyed their textiles with great artistry. Every color had a meaning: yellow was the symbol of the sun, blue meant the wearer had royal ancestors, red stood for blood.
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Different superstitions

Different superstitions

Different superstitions


Certain beliefs and practices of people helped ease their fear and the feeling of helplessness. Primitive people believed that certain repeated actions or words will bring the practitioner luck or ward off evil. As such beliefs developed, certain tribal members were elevated in status to shaman and magician because of their ability to communicate with the spirit worlds, to influence the weather, to heal the sick, and to interpret dreams.
The average person might be somewhat superstitious with some things. Here are some superstitions with long traditions.
– It’s unlucky to spill salt. If you do, you must take a pinch and throw it over your left shoulder.
– It’s unlucky to put new shoes on the table.
– It’s extremely unlucky to break a mirror. It means 7 years of bad luck.
– It’s very bad luck to open an umbrella in the house — it will either bring misfortune to the person who has opened it or to those who live in the house.
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Spider-Man – famous fictional character

Spider-Man - famous fictional character

Spider-Man – famous fictional character

Spider-man is one of the most famous fictional characters in the world. The real name of Spider-man is Peter Parker. Peter is a crime fighter, student Base of Operations: New York City. He has spider sense that warns him of danger, ability to cling to walls like a spider, great strength, very fast speed.
This comic book superhero first appeared in 1962. It was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Since then Spider-Man has become a hero of many films, TV shows, computer games and a Broadway musical.
Lee and Ditko combined super-hero comics with everyday man’s life. Unlike other superheroes, Peter Parker has lots of usual problems. He is a shy teenager, who is afraid of girls and is bullied at school.
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Graffiti – art or vandalism?

Graffiti – art or vandalism

Graffiti – art or vandalism

Some people believe that graffiti is an example of anti-social behavior, the work of vandals. It was earlier when teenagers wrote swear words and gang names on the fences and pavement. Nowadays, many of those ‘vandals’ are treated as respected artists, and some of them have made it in the world of business.
Now graffiti has the status of ‘street art’. You can see it in advertisements, on clothes, on toys.
The term graffiti comes from the Greek word ‘graphein’ which means ‘to write’. Graffiti was discovered in countries of the Ancient East, Greece, Rome (Pompeii, the Roman catacombs). The earliest graffiti appeared in the 3rd millennium BCE. Then they were presented in the form of prehistoric cave paintings and pictographs. The drawings were often made in the ritual and sacred places in caves. Most often, they portrayed animals, wildlife and hunting scenes.
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Mad as Hatter or geniuses at work?

Mad as Hatter or geniuses at work?

Mad as Hatter or geniuses at work?


British eccentrics are famous the world over. Some wear odd clothes, some collect to the point of obsession, while others inhabit strange environments or hold unorthodox beliefs. They stand out from the crowd. They just express themselves.
American psychologist David Weeks has conducted the first in-depth psychological study of eccentrics and has concluded that Britain’s are still the best in the world.
A true eccentric is never acting. They are strong individuals with strange inclinations of their own which they are not afraid to express. Eccentrics are very healthy. Almost all of them visit the doctor only once every eight or nine years. And they live longer than the rest of us. If you have a particular obsession life becomes full of meaning and significance.
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Our brain and body

Our brain and body

Our brain and body


Some people can through fire, swallow swords, eat glass, sleep on the nails. They seem to feel no pain. How do they do it? Some scientists believe that they are able to slow down their brain waves, so that they do not feel pain.
When we walk, or talk, or play music or football, our brain is controlling our body. But some people seem able to do this better than others.
People who practise yoga seem able to slow down their brain waves, and even their heart. After years of practice, some of them can stop themselves from feeling the cold, or from bleeding when cut with a knife.
The brain is the control center for the body. It receives and makes sense of signals sent from nerve cells in the body and sends information to the body’s muscles and organs. It also controls a person’s thoughts and feelings. Sometimes it is called the busiest communication center in the world. Your brain can’t work hard non-stop. You need have a healthy sleep to make your brain and your muscles work properly.
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Do you believe in ghosts?

Do you believe in ghosts?

Do you believe in ghosts?


There is no scientific proof that ghosts exist. But every culture in the world has stories about ghosts and haunted houses. The oldest known record of a ghost appears in an ancient tale known as The Epic of Gilgamesh, which is dated from around 2200 BC!
People believe that ghosts usually live in old and big houses and appear at night. They wear white clothes and don’t say anything. Ghosts can walk through walls. When a ghost enters a room, the room usually gets cold. Some people say that ghosts can read our thoughts.
A special kind of ghost is called a poltergeist. Poltergeist is a German word which means ‘a noisy ghost.’ They make lots of noise, move objects and sometimes throw them.
Some people believe that ghosts are people who are trapped between the living world and the world of the dead.
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