Ψάρεμα με κορμοράνους στην Ιαπωνία
Ukai is a traditional fishing method which uses trained cormorants to catch river fish such as sweetfish (ayu).
This type of fishing has been around for over 1300 years, most prominently along the Nagaragawa River in Gifu City, where the master fishermen have official patronage from the emperor. Continue reading
Πρόκειται για μια συλλογή από 18 κουκλόσπιτα-σκηνές εγκλήματος, γνωστά ως “Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death” (Μελέτες συνοψίζοντας τα πιο σημαντικά ανεξήγητων θανάτων).
The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death are a series of nineteen (twenty were originally constructed) intricately designed dollhouse-style dioramas created by Frances Glessner Lee (1878–1962), a pioneer in forensic science.
Glessner Lee used her inheritance to establish a department of legal medicine at Harvard Medical School in 1936, and donated the first of the Nutshell Studies in 1946 for use in lectures on the subject of crime scene investigation. In 1966, the department was dissolved, and the dioramas went to the Maryland Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. where they are on permanent loan and still used for forensic seminars. Continue reading
……. On the next death
I will donate the rattle of eternity
in the first passive devil
1600 Jan Claesz., Girl with a Rattle
…….Στον επόμενο θάνατο
θα δωρίσω τη κουδουνίστρα της αιωνιότητας
στο πρώτο περαστικό διάβολο..
Though he didn’t invent it, the guillotine was named for a French doctor
The man who gave his name to Madame la Guillotine or The Widow (La Veuve) was born at Saintes in southern France in 1738 and became a doctor after graduating from university in Paris. From 1789 he was one of the Paris deputies to the Constituent Assembly, in which he took a prominent role. Continue reading
There was a man taking a morning walk at or the beach. He saw that along with the morning tide came hundreds of starfish and when the tide receded, they were left behind and with the morning sun rays, they would die.
The tide was fresh and the starfish were alive. The man took a few steps, picked one and threw it into the water. He drepeatedly. Right behind him there was another person who Continue reading
This is like the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Bamboo slips from the Tang Yu Zhi Dao, an ancient text from the Guodian excavation advocating ‘rule by the most meritorious’ and ‘abdication as a means of succession.’ According to Sarah Allan in Buried Ideas, it ‘reflects ideas that were current in the late fifth and early fourth centuries BCE.’
An eighteenth-century painting showing Emperor Qin Shi Huang of the Qin dynasty ‘burning all the books and throwing scholars into a ravine’ in order to stamp out ideological nonconformity after the unification of China in 221 BCE. ‘For over two millennia,’ Ian Johnson writes, ‘all our knowledge of China’s great philosophical schools was limited to texts revised after the Qin unification.’ Now a trove of recently discovered ancient documents, written on strips of bamboo, ‘is helping to reshape our understanding of China’s contentious past.’ Illustration from Henri Bertin’s album The History of the Lives of the Chinese Emperors.
Near a river in Guodian, China, not far from a farmhouse made of earth and thatched with straw, Chinese archaeologists in 1993 discovered a tomb dating back to the fourth century B.C.
The tomb was just slightly larger than the coffin and stone sarcophagus within. Scattered on the floor were bamboo strips, wide as a pencil, and up to twice as long. On closer scrutiny, scholars realized they had found something remarkable.
“This is like the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls,” says Tu Weiming, director of the Harvard Yenching Institute (HYI), who has played a key role in the preservation of, accessibility to, and research on the Guodian materials since 1996. Continue reading
A beautiful woman had been transformed by a witch into a poppy in a field. Each evening, she returned to normal and was allowed to pass the night at home. One morning, before she went back to the field to become a poppy again, she said to her husband: ‘If you succeed in picking me, the spell will be broken.’
This was true, but how could the man recognise his wife amongst all the other thousands of poppies? The answer was simple: Since the woman had spent the night at home, she was the only poppy in the field that was not wet with dew.
Μια όμορφη γυναίκα είχε μεταμορφωθεί από μια μάγισσα σε μια παπαρούνα σε έναν αγρό.
Κάθε βράδυ, επέστρεψε στο φυσιολογικό και είχε τη δυνατότητα να περάσει τη νύχτα στο σπίτι της. Ένα πρωί, πριν επιστρέψει στο αγρόκτημα για να γίνει πάλι παπαρούνα, είπε στον σύζυγό της: «Αν καταφέρεις να με βρεις, το ξόρκι θα σπάσει».
Αυτό ήταν αλήθεια, αλλά πώς θα μπορούσε ο άνθρωπος να αναγνωρίσει τη σύζυγό του ανάμεσα σε όλες τις άλλες χιλιάδες παπαρούνες;
Η απάντηση ήταν απλή: Δεδομένου ότι η γυναίκα είχε περάσει τη νύχτα στο σπίτι, ήταν η μόνη παπαρούνα στον αγρό που δεν θα είχε πάνω της δροσοσταλίδες.
Popeye the Sailor is a cartoon fictional character created by Elzie Crisler Segar.
The character first appeared in the daily King Features comic strip Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929, and Popeye became the strip’s title in later years. Popeye has also appeared in theatrical and television animated cartoons.
Ο Ποπάι (Popeye), ένας από τους πιο αγαπημένους χάρτινους ήρωες, «γεννήθηκε» το 1929 απ’ το πενάκι του Έλζι Κράισλερ Σίγκαρ. Γκρινιάρης, αλλά καλόκαρδος, δεν αποχωρίζεται ποτέ την πiπα και τη ναυτική στολή του.Όταν βρίσκεται σε μπελάδες τρώει σπανάκι, που του δίνει μια υπεράνθρωπη δύναμη για να υπερασπιστεί και να σώσει, συχνά, την αγαπημένη του Όλιβ. Παρότι κοντός, αμόρφωτος, με ιδιόμορφη εμφάνιση και φωνή, με ένα μάτι και κανένα δόντι, πολλοί τον θεωρούν ως τον πρόδρομο των υπερηρώων που κυριάρχησαν αργότερα στα κόμικς.
Έκανε το ντεμπούτο του στις 17 Ιανουαρίου του 1929, σε μία σειρά κόμικς της Continue reading
Fuchs was born in 1501 in Wemding in the Duchy of Bavaria. After attending a school in Heilbronn, Fuchs went to the Marienschule in Erfurt, Thuringia at the age of twelve, and graduated as Baccalaureus artium. In 1524 he became Magister Artium in Ingolstadt, and received a doctor of medicine degree in the same year.
Fuchs’ name is preserved by the plant Fuchsia,]discovered in the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean in 1696/97 by the French scientist and Minim monk Charles Plumier. He published the first description of “Fuchsia triphylla, flore coccineo” in 1703. It is sometimes thought that the color fuchsia is also named for Fuchs, but that actually derives from fuchsine, an early trade name for the dye rosaniline hydrochloride, which produces a brilliant pink-purple color.
One bourbon, one scotch, and one beer
Well, my baby, she gone, gone tonight
I ain’t seen the girl since night before last
I wanna get drunk, get off of my mind…
Eric Liddell (1902 – 1945) was a Scottish Olympic champion at 400 m and a famous Christian missionary; his inspirational life was captured in the film Chariots of Fire‘
Although his parents were Scottish, Eric Liddell was both born and died in China. He was born on 16 January 1902 in the city of Tientsin (now Tianjin) in north-eastern China.
He was sent to Eltham College, a Christian boarding school for 12 years. In 1921, he moved to Edinburgh University where he studied Pure Science. From his school days, he was an outstanding sportsman excelling in short distance running, rugby union and cricket. In 1922 and 1923 he played rugby union for Scotland in the Five Nations. However, it was at running that he really excelled, and after setting a new British record in the 1923 100 yards sprint, he was considered a great prospect for the Olympics in 1924. Continue reading
The peepshow is a rectangular box; the interior is painted on three sides, as well as on the top and bottom
The sixth side is open; originally light would have entered the box from this side, perhaps through specially treated paper stretched across it. The box would have been placed close to a window or illumination provided by a candle. There are peep-holes in the two shorter sides which provide the illusion of three-dimensional views of the interior of a house.
Hoogstraten’s box is an unusually elaborate example, decorated on the exterior with allegorical paintings which correspond to chapters in a theoretical book that the artist was to write later. The long side illustrates
Δυνατά χάλκινα γλυπτά για τη μετανάστευση και την ουτοπία
Ο νορβηγός καλλιτέχνης Fredrik Raddum είναι γνωστός για τα γλυπτά και τις ενδιαφέρουσες εγκαταστάσεις του, οι οποίες συχνά «εξερευνούν» πολιτικά και κοινωνικά θέματα.
Oslo-based Norwegian artist Fredrik Raddum is known for his imaginative figurative sculptures and installation art, which often explore political themes.
His previous work mixes tragedy with humor, depicting surreal, dystopian cartoon figures that encourage the viewer to “think beyond the initial encounter.” Raddum’s most recent collection of bronze sculptures—titled Hacienda Paradise – Utopia Experiment—was exhibited earlier this year at Galleri Brandstrup, and sheds light on a true story of human immigration that’s now referred to as “The Galapagos Affair.” Continue reading
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Η ενηλικίωση στην Ιαπωνία γίνεται στα 20έτη και σύμφωνα με τα ήθη και έθιμα, κάθε δεύτερη Δευτέρα του Ιανουαρίου, διοργανώνονται γιορτές, εκδηλώσεις και πάρτι για το πέρασμα από την εφηβική ηλικία στην ενηλικίωση (Coming of Age Day).
Οι νέες φορούν τα κιμονό τους και ξεχύνονται σε πλατείες δρόμους, στο μετρό, σε πάρτι, σε εκδηλώσεις που διοργανώνουν οι δήμοι για να το… γιορτάσουν. Continue reading
Yes, rescuers are angels
You cannot see their wings
They keep them neatly folded
As they do their caring things.
A man carries a sheep after it was rescued from mud in Şanliurfa. A total of 67 sheep and a donkey were rescued by police forces, firefighters and residents of Şanliurfa’s Bozova district.
Photograph: Halil Fidan
I am so sorry that i can not answer to your comments…. thank you for your love … i will return as soon as i will fell better
Λυπαμαι που δεν μπορω να ανταποκριθω στα μηνυματα σας, νιωθω τοσο αδυναμη, αλλα σας υποσχομαι να γυρισω γρηγορα! Σας ευχαριστω ολους για τις ευχες σας!
Abraham Maslow: Αν έχεις μόνο ένα σφυρί, τότε τείνεις να βλέπεις όλα τα προβλήματα σαν καρφιά
“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.”
Ο Αμερικανός ψυχολόγος Αβραάμ Μάσλοου, γράφοντας το 1966 για τους κινδύνους της απλοποίησης σύνθετων θεμάτων στην επιστήμη, σημείωσε:
«’Οταν το μόνο εργαλείο που διαθέτεις είναι σφυρί, φαντάζομαι ότι είναι μεγάλος ο πειρασμός να βλέπεις κάθε πρόβλημα σαν καρφί».
Απόστολος Γαρούφος: Μετέγραψε το «Μονόγραμμα» του Ελύτη για τους τυφλούς
Apostolos Garoufos from Tsotili in the area of Kozani is a graduate student from the University of Thrace who transcribed a poem by Nobel-prize-winning poet Odysseas Elytis into Braille, as part of a greater project where he will release to the public a free software programme where anyone in the world can transcribe text from Greek or English into Braille. Continue reading
The triskelion or ‘triskele’ is also known as the tri-spiral or ‘Spiral of Life’. The three spirals in the triskelion are interconnected with no open ends thus creating one continuous line. Each spiral turns in the same direction. The three spirals represent balance, harmony and continual motion indicative of the flow of life and of the Earth in her seasons and cycles. Continue reading
Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on 2 March 1904. An American writer, cartoonist, animator, book publisher, and artist best known for authoring children’s books under the pen name Dr. Seuss.
His work includes several of the most popular children’s books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death. Continue reading
You say your calling was the Marines,
But yet your life remains apart at the seams.
You say the life of a soldier
Is what saved you from yourself,
But vivid dreams continue to haunt you
to reveal remanants of the torture,
You had to inflict.
How does the act justify the means?
You say, your honor was stolen from you!
But who stole it from you?
You say, it was the politicians in the end,
that left you scorned.
You say we fought in a senseless war,
In the end you were left feeling void,
Void of any human compassion. How could my
Countrymen have abandoned us?
Why were we such an embarrasment to them?
Our politician’s and leader’s had us believing that
it was our war as well as theirs. What enemy?
Who’s enemy? Their enemy or ours? Was it easier to forget
Those brave men who selflessly gave of themselves
For their country?
You say again, how could they have abandoned us?
No recongnition, no bands playing, just a few
Surviving pictures that tell the story of the
Suffering and the innocence we left beind,
Only to realize that it will continue to burn
In our minds and leave us scared for an eternity!
Life may not let me choose my lot,
But whether I’d be happy or not…
That is my choice.
To leave hurtful memories behind
Or allow them to bother my mind…
The choice is mine.
To fret over a mistake when it’s done
Or learn from it and move on…
The choice is mine.
To be bothered by all that people say
Or ignore them and go my own way…
The choice is mine.
To hide my feelings, pent up, unspoken,
Or say my mind and ease the burden…
The choice is mine.
To enjoy what I’ve been able to gain
Or ungratefully regard it with disdain…
The choice is mine.
Sometimes I won’t get to pick my lot,
But whether I’ll be happy or not
Will always be my choice.
Many many wishes to all of you!!!!! Happy New Year!!!!!
The phrase center of attention means a person or thing that is interesting to everyone and draws the most attention in the room
There are a few possible origin stories for this common phrase.
The first origin story is that the expression developed from the verb center. The word center comes from the Greek kentrum, which means the center point of a compass. This word entered English in the 1300s and meant the center of a circle. By the 1590s, it meant the center of anything. People began using center figuratively by the 1680s. Center of attention is attested from 1868. Continue reading