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Pune housemaid's visiting card goes viral

Monday  12:55,   11 november 2019
qz

"It's something quite extraordinary to people, isn't it?"Of the many households Geeta Kale has worked for every day for years—sweeping, mopping, cleaning utensils, dusting, etc—in Pune’s Bavdhan locality, one abruptly decided to end her... >>>

How One Woman Taught Her Dog to Talk

Monday  12:55,   11 november 2019
insideedition

The dog's owner, Christina Hunger, a speech pathologist, created a customized keyboard with 29 buttons for 29 words like “outside,” “park,” “beach” and “play.”  Then, she taught Stella how to express herself by putting different buttons around... >>>

Fascinating color meanings around the world

Monday  06:15,   11 november 2019
starsinsider

When we associate a color with a certain feeling, gender, or saying, it can be hard to see it in any other way. For example, many people see red as tied to anger or passion, but did you know that it’s also linked to purity? Color plays an integral... >>>

From comic book to the mat: chessboxing bout thrills French creator

Monday  06:15,   11 november 2019
msn

French comic book writer Enki Bilal laps it up as he watches two proponents of his creation combine the cerebral nature of chess with the physicality of boxing in a "sporting" firstBilal watched spellbound as Paris's Cabaret Sauvage hosted France's... >>>

Five words in the English language people use wrong

Sunday  17:50,   10 november 2019
qz

Pedants should reach for their red pens now.Someone who has no clothes on is widely described as being stark naked. Originally, however, the phrase began as start naked—from the Old English steort, meaning “tail.” The phrase literally meant “naked... >>>

Ceilings that are worth craning your neck for

Sunday  12:30,   10 november 2019
msn

Some of the most iconic constructions in the world have beautiful interiors. We take a look at 28 such buildings with beautiful crowns but from the... >>>

Nurse takes in man with autism so he can get a new heart

Sunday  12:30,   10 november 2019
cbsnews

You can't get on the transplant list if you don't have a home or some kind of support system to help you post-surgery . Since Jonathan has no family to speak of, his fate was sealed – basically death by loneliness."I mean that just doesn't... >>>

Texas husband, 106, and wife, 105, are officially named as the oldest living couple in the world as they prepare to celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary

Sunday  12:30,   10 november 2019
dailymail.co.uk

The announcement comes just one month before John Henderson, 106, and Charlotte, 105, of Travis County, are due to celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary on December 15.   When the couple tied the knot, it was during the Great Depression in... >>>

Black cat that stormed football pitch in the US is still on the run

Sunday  12:21,   10 november 2019
news.sky

A black cat that found fame after delaying a Monday night NFL game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys is still on the run. Multiple humane traps have been set up throughout the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, but attempts to find the... >>>

'Baby Trump' balloon knifed and deflated in Alabama

Sunday  12:21,   10 november 2019
news.sky

A "Baby Trump" balloon has been knifed and deflated in Alabama.The 6.1m (20ft) tall balloon had been set up in a park as the US president watched a football game... >>>

26 places most tourists overlook that are worth adding to your bucket list

Sunday  12:21,   10 november 2019
msn

26 places most tourists overlook that are worth adding to your bucket... >>>

Librarians are left stunned after book was returned 42 YEARS past its due date - with £10 and an apology

Saturday  20:35,   09 november 2019
dailymail.co.uk

The children's book was taken out from a library in Bristol before Christmas in 1976 and was due back on January 5, 1977. It has been returned 42 years late with a £10 note and an apology.The children's title was taken out from a library in... >>>

How the Eiffel Tower has been turned into a temporary winery

Saturday  20:35,   09 november 2019
msn

High above the streets of Paris, in easily the most iconic tower in the world, a group of ambitious winemakers are pressing grapes that have been fermenting 57 meters above ground for the past month.It's a historic event at the Eiffel Tower and in... >>>

Where Does the Word Hello Come From?

Saturday  20:35,   09 november 2019
bestlifeonline

"Hello" is a very popular greeting, but most of us don't know its source. If you've ever wondered where the word came from, here's the origin of "hello."Despite the word's popularity, though, you probably don't know where "hello"... >>>

How the T. Rex at the American Museum of Natural History Became an Icon

Saturday  12:25,   09 november 2019
mentalfloss

Specimen AMNH 5027, which has been on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City since 1915, has inspired countless dinosaurs in pop culture, from 'King Kong' to 'Jurassic Park.'In the video below, the AMNH... >>>