Ten 100-year predictions that came true 11 January 2012Last updated at 00:09 By Tom Geoghegan BBC News Magazine John Watkins predicted Americans would be taller, tanks would exist and C, X and Q would no longer feature in our everyday alphabet In 1900, an American civil engineer called John Elfreth Watkins made a number of predictions about what the world would be like in 2000. Norman Holland on Marcel Carné's Children of Paradise A poll of 600 French critics and professionals in 1995 voted this film “Best French Film Ever,” and many surveys since then have dittoed that. Oddly though, this masterpiece of film is almost an anti-movie. It announces itself as theater. When it opens, we hear the three knocks that traditionally announce the beginning of a play in the French theater, and the fake curtain on the screen rises. An hour and a half later, there is a break for intermission. Then an old-fashioned title card, as if from a silent movie, says, “Several years passed,” dividing this three-hour film into two “acts.”
Heart surgeon declares on what really causes heart illness We physicians with all our experience, know how and authority often acquire a rather large selfishness that tends to make it hard to accept we are wrong. So, here it is. I openly admit to being mistaken. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having done more than 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific proof. I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.”
Who, what, why: Could Tourette's syndrome make a goalkeeper better? 2 July 2014Last updated at 08:38 ET Who, What, Why The Magazine answers the questions behind the news Tim Howard's World Cup goalkeeping has been universally acclaimed. Before I Die What matters most to you Interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in public. After losing someone she loved and falling into depression, Chang created this experiment on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with her neighbors.
300 millions d'ans UFO dents de roues trouvait dans la ville russe de Vladivostok During a cold winter evening a resident of Vladivostok found a rail-shaped metal detail which was pressed in one of the pieces of coal that the man used to heat his home. Mesmerized by his discovery, the responsible citizen decided to seek help from the scientists of Primorye region. After the metal object was studied by the leading experts the man was shocked to learn about the assumed age of his discovery. The metal detail was supposedly 300 million years old and yet the scientists suggest that it was not created by nature but was rather manufactured by someone. The question of who might have made an aluminum gear in the dawn of time remains unanswered. Nowadays, finding a strange artifact in coal is a relatively frequent occurrence.
Suppressed Technology 'Lost Lightning: The Missing Secrets of Nikola Tesla' - Full Film Home | About Us | Contact | Subscribe 'Lost Lightning: The Missing Secrets ofNikola Tesla' - Full Film Phenomenon: The Lost Archives We Sting U Old 1920s Photos From an Alligator Farm in Los Angeles The Los Angeles Alligator Farm was a pretty crazy place as seen from these old photos from the Los Angeles Public Library. Located next door to the Los Angeles Ostrich Farm in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA, it served as both an alligator farm and a major city tourist attraction from 1907 until 1953. It was eventually shut down in 1984 after the annual attendance dropped below 50,000. All the animals were relocated to a private estate in Florida. The 1920s wasn’t a period of many safety regulations. Even for kids.
Carlos '97 free kick no fluke, say French physicists Roberto Carlos' free kick goal against France in 1997's Tournoi de France is thought by many to have been the most skilful free kick goal -- from 35m with a powerful curling banana trajectory -- ever scored; but by others to have been an incredible fluke. Taken in 1997, a year before the French won the World Cup, Brazilian Carlos's goal held France to a frustrating draw but, now, a group of French physicists -- perhaps with a nostalgic eye to a happier time for French football -- have computed the trajectory and shown that Carlos' goal was no fluke. The research published Sept. 2, 2010 in New Journal of Physics, explains why French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez made no move for the ball (but why a ball-boy ten metres from the goal did duck to safety) as the ball made a last moment sweep left and landed in the back of the net. Carlos' free kick can be seen on YouTube here:
Family tree of the Greek gods Key: The essential Olympians' names are given in bold font. See also List of Greek mythological figures Notes External links Politicien Travail: J'ai eu un enfant avec mon amant ALIEN A LABOUR politician has revealed his marriage is on the ropes - because he's cheating on his wife with an ALIEN. Simon Parkes, who sits on Whitby Town Council, claims he meets his extra-terrestrial lover four times a year for sex sessions on a spaceship that's orbiting the Earth. The 53-year-old driving instructor even alleges he has fathered a love-child called Zarka with his mistresses - who he calls the Cat Queen. Whitby ... Councillor Parkes claims aliens visit him at his home in North Yorkshire
The Best Documentaries of 2011 Note: This chart was updated in February 2012. View the updated post » What was the best documentary of 2011? America Could End Homelessness in One Year by Doing This If America really cared about solving the problem of homelessness among it’s citizenry, here’s an idea that would work. Oh- and that opening line references the fact that as far back as 2011 empty houses in America outnumbered homeless families by five times, according to Amnesty International. Anyway, let’s say the problem with homeless people in America was a result of not enough housing.