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Sandi Toksvig's top 10 unsung heroines Sandi Toksvig is well known for her TV and radio work as a broadcaster, writer and actor, and currently chairs Radio 4's News Quiz and presents Excess Baggage. Her numerous books for children include Hitler's Canary, based upon her family's experiences in Nazi-occupied Denmark, was published in 2005 to considerable acclaim. Her latest, Girls Are Best, is a knockabout look at the overlooked achievements of women down the ages. Buy Sandi Toksvig books at the Guardian bookshop "When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. "This is often considered to be man's first attempt at a calendar" she explained.

IQ, or intelligence quotient, is a measure of your ability to reason and solve problems. It essentially reflects how well you did on a specific test as compared to other people of your age group. While tests may vary, the average IQ on many tests is 100, and 68 percent of scores lie somewhere between 85 and 115.1 While IQ can be a predictor of things such as academic success, experts caution that it is not necessarily a guarantee of life success. Sometimes people with very high IQs do not fare so well in life, while those with average IQs may thrive. Yes, the Jungle in Calais was on fire. No, it is nothing to do with the Paris terror attacks A huge blaze tore through the "Jungle" refugee camp in Calais just hours after a series of attacks left hundreds dead in the French capital of Paris. According to reports, hundreds of shelters were destroyed as flames took hold of the crowded camp said to be home to approximately 6,000 refugees. While many were quick to dub the fire a revenge attack following the harrowing events in Paris, Calais' deputy mayor Philippe Mignonet. refuted such claims. Speaking to Russia Today he said: That is two separate things, and the fire there has nothing to do with the attacks in Paris tonight An electrical wire is believed to be the cause of the fire, highlighting the danger of life in a crowded camp.

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.—The Gospel According To John, 1:5, KSV Robert 'Bob' Belvedere, Owner Roxeanne de Luca, Contributor & Advice Columnist Pope Voluptuosus I Kerim Bey Hagbard Celine Dr. Clyde 'Fingers' Proctor, OB-SCAT Lord Fatheringay Von Whoopsie The Right Reverend Murray Schadenfreude-Zeitgeist 'The only liberty that is valuable is a liberty connected with order; that not only exists along with order and virtue, but which cannot exist at all without them. "Triply Ambiguous Object" created by Kokichi Sugihara of Japan won the title of Best Optical Illusion of the Year. Contrasted by the colorful items in the aisles, the greyscale section in this supermarket looks eerily colorless. Holly McKee was shopping for a Halloween costume for her younger sister at Asda supermarket in Dundee Milton, Scotland, when she came across an irl optical illusion that made her do a double take. Sandwiched between colorful aisles of clothes and accessories was a display of greyscale children's clothes so uniform that it looked like a black and white filter had been applied in reality.

Beware, there are fake BTTF Nike Air Max trainers with power laces already Great Scott! It might have taken Nike 26 years to perfect the power lace technology shown in Back to the Future II in order to release working self-tying Nike Air Max boots, but it's taken a mere fraction of that time for fakers to replicate the system. In fact, the official sneakers won't even be available on a wider release until next spring (as part of an auction) but should you be interested in knock-offs, it seems you can get your hands on them now. Unauthorised versions are hitting the market, with Instagram user fake_education posting a small clip of the power laces working on a hooky Nike Air Max he discovered. What's quite remarkable is that the power laces actually work quite well on the fake boot. The poster's clip doesn't show the overall design though, so that might be a less impressive.

On Sunday I wore the new-to-me vintage dress I picked up at The Vintage Bazaar. I love this dress; it fits me so perfectly and I haven’t had to make a single alteration. It washes really well and I’ve had quite a few compliments about it already. HISTORICAL NON-FICTION The Dutch East India Company was the first company to issue stocks and is the “granddaddy” of all corporations. During the Han Dynasty, in the first century BCE, Liu Xun was imprisoned from infanthood because his grandfather was accused of practicing witchcraft. Therefore, despite being of royal blood, not many wished to associate with him. Zhang He, one of his grandfather's subordinates, looked after Liu Xun and even provided him with education using his own money. Got it! This site uses cookies to improve its services, analyze traffic and serve ads. See details Cookie Consent plugin for the EU cookie law

Light Drips From Trees In Long-Exposure Photos By Vitor Schietti Brazilian photographer Vitor Schietti uses fireworks and long-exposure photography to create his “Impermanent Sculptures.” The effect was achieved by manual waving of fireworks, some post processing, and then by combining up to 12 shots into a single image. “The series is the result of several years of research on long exposure photography, and the usage of ND filters was vital to find a perfect balance between the fading twilight and the brightness of the fireworks,” Schietti told Colossal. “Only a few attempts were allowed per day, since the time frame during which this balance is possible is very narrow (30 to 50 minutes).” More info: | Facebook | Instagram | Flickr (h/t: colossal) “If one wants to produce art, one is capable of it, but it takes time, dedication, trial and error, [and] acceptance…”

Pictures of High School Awkward Dances from the 1970s These vintage photographs collected by Flashbak, primarily taken in the early 1970s. It was a time before disco, but after Woodstock. It had a little bit of the flavor of both the 60s and 70s, but plenty of teen awkwardness to go around. Here’s the truth about face shapes: almost nobody is a perfect heart, circle, square, or any other narrowly defined category. Most faces are a combination of a few different shapes: rounded chins and tall foreheads, angular features and tapered jaws, and so on. Trying to pick just one stock image out of a lineup can feel impossible. What you want is the shape that looks the most like yours — even if your chin is a little more pointed than the “typical” oval, or your forehead a little wider than the “usual” inverted triangle.

Beautiful Jewelry Made From Natural Objects Using Electroforming Method Designer Kate Voilova and her husband, based in Kyiv-Ukraine, create beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry using elctroforming method -covering things with metal- specifically in their case, copper. They use real honeycomb, leaves -including mistletoe- and feathers with this method and combine them with other elements to turn them into unique pieces of jewelry. Their creations can be purchased in their Etsy shop, Galvanart. “For the years passed we learned to do it properly and on quite high level. We are always trying to show the beauty of nature objects, to stop the moment and make it eternal.”, says Kate. More info:

An expansive photo record of Native American life in the early 1900s Born on a Wisconsin farm in 1868, Edward Sheriff Curtis grew up to become a commercial photographer in Seattle. In 1895 he photographed Princess Angeline, the daughter of the Duwamish chief Seattle, for whom the city was named. That encounter sparked Curtis' lifelong fascination with the cultures and lives of Native American tribes. He soon joined expeditions to visit tribes in Alaska and Montana. In 1906, Curtis was approached by wealthy financier J.P. Morgan, who was interested in funding a documentary project on the indigenous people of the continent.