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People with Supernormal abilities

People with Supernormal abilities

People with Supernormal abilities


Human is a wonderful creature. No wonder we are called the crown of creation. Human abilities are truly endless and scientists still cannot explain some of them. No wonder it is considered that we use only a small part of our brain. Here are people who could do extraordinary things.

Michel Lotito, French entertainer, became famous for his ability to eat indigestible objects, such as metal, glass, and rubber. He is known as “Mister Eats All”. He was born with a stomach twice as thick as normal, and is known to have eaten 9 tons of metal before dying of natural causes.
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About Pirates

Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean

The pirates saw themselves as free sailors. The most famous pirates sailed the seas from the late 1500s to the early 1800s.
In ancient times pirates from Phoenicia, Greece, and Rome threatened ships in the Mediterranean Sea. About a thousand years ago some of the Viking warriors in northern Europe committed piracy.
The word ‘piracy’ comes from the ancient Greek word for attack. In fact, ancient Greece was home to some of the earliest-known pirates.
Pirates of the Mediterranean were known as ‘corsairs’. The most famous corsairs were Muslims from North Africa. They took great pleasure in attacking Christian ships. Corsairs wanted people, not treasure, so that they could sell them as slaves or make them row their ships. Half-naked slaves had to row 20 hours a day!
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The Great Sphinx and his secrets

The Great Sphinx

The Great Sphinx

I believe everyone heard about the Sphinx, the most famous riddle-maker in the world. She is a half-lion and half-woman. She asked the question and if the man could not guess the riddle, the Sphinx ate him alive. The question was: “What is that animal which walks on four legs in the morning, on two in the afternoon and on three at night?”
One man, Oedipus, guessed the riddle and the Sphinx was so angry that she killed herself.
And what about you? Do you know the answer?
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Jazz – music of the soul

Jazz – music of the soul

Jazz – music of the soul

At the beginning of the twentieth century black Americans developed a new type of music called jazz. And it is still one of the most distinctly American art forms. In the early 1900s black Americans played the first jazz in the dance halls of New Orleans. Jazz remains a popular musical style not only in the United States but also in countries all over the world.
Jazz was not learned in schools. Many of its creators could not even read music. Jazz shows were outdoor events during which people marched and sometimes rode in horse-drawn wagons.
Jazz was experimental music that broke away from traditional musical forms. It was a highly personal music that focused on individual interpretation and rhythm. Musician had the freedom to compose and reshape the music according to his or her feelings. Improvisation is a main ingredient of jazz.
New Orleans had considerable influence on the development of jazz. It was a city full of music and good times influenced by several cultures – Spanish, French, Anglo-American, and African-American. But the inspiration for jazz came mainly from the history of blacks in America.
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Wedding Customs and Superstitions

Wedding Customs and Superstitions

Wedding Customs and Superstitions

The decision to get married is one of the most important decisions in life. There are so many customs and superstitions associated with weddings. A lot of traditions go back to folklore and pre-Christian times and used to protect marrying couples against bad luck and evil spirits.
In the past young people could not just fall in love and decide to get married. First, they needed to obtain their parents’ consent. In fact, quite often it was the parents who decided who their children should marry and not the children themselves. Now things are not nearly as complicated. However, it is still considered romantic and proper to ask your beloved if he or she would like to marry you and exchange engagement rings.
Now the most popular day is a Saturday as most people work during the week. In the past choosing when to marry was a serious affair. Saturdays were considered unlucky, and so were Fridays, especially Friday the 13th.
The bride chooses her sister or a close friend to be her chief bridesmaid. Originally, bridesmaids were young women dressed the same way as the bride to confuse evil spirits and protect the bride. The groom also has a helper. The Best Man, who is normally the groom’s best friend, plays an important part in any wedding.
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Mysterious Crop Circles

Mysterious Crop Circles

Mysterious Crop Circles

In August 1980, farmer John Scull was surprised to find a circle eighteen metres across in one of his fields in Wiltshire.
This was the first of the now famous ‘crop circles’ of the 1980s. Since then 10,000 more crop circles have appeared from Japan and China to the United States and Brazil, however, about 90% of all circles appear in England in Wiltshire.
Although the shapes began as ordinary circles, over the years they have become more and more interesting. To draw some of them, you need to do difficult mathematics. They are also very large: the biggest are about 300 metres across. Scientists who have studied the circles say that some of them are perhaps made by the weather, by a special kind of storm. We know that they have appeared since the seventeenth century — when people believed they were made by magic. Some people still think that they are made by magic, or by visitors from another planet flying above the fields!
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The Lord of the Rings interesting facts

The Lord of the Rings interesting facts

The Lord of the Rings interesting facts

The Lord of the Rings sometimes called the greatest book of the 20th century. It was published in 1954 and has been translated into 25 languages. The book took 11 years to write. In 1970 the word hobbit was included in the Oxford Dictionary.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, the author of the book, was born in 1892 in South Africa and grew up in a village near Birmingham. He took part in the First World War and then became a professor of English at Oxford University. While Tolkien was correcting exam papers he wrote down a strange sentence: “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit…” Later the writer transformed this sentence into a full novel called The Hobbit, published in 1938.
Tolkien loved ancient myths and for his books he borrowed characters from Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian and other European mythology. He created his own world inhabited by wizards, elves, dwarves, goblins and hobbits.
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