At least once in your life, is happened to you to make very strange dreams: monsters, aliens, super powers, or really particular situations … what you do not know is that these dreams have made after a few hours of sleep, by which time the REM phase (phase of the deeper sleep), it began, at least, this is what have discovered recent British studies, who reported their findings in the renowned magazine ‘Time’.
The cognitive psychology class of the University of Bedfordshire, UK, would in fact, monitored the sleep of 20 people for two nights, which, when their sleep was more agitated, were awakened to tell the students what they had dreamed ; they were woken up to 5 times a night, and than, the next day, they completed a questionnaire about the content of their dreams; from their answers it showed that the most peculiar dreams intensified hour after hour, preciselly in the middle of the night.
The answer is ‘certain yes’ why they should not ? As in real life, even in the comic book superheroes exist with homosexual orientation: Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, the important thing is that there is love! Although we’ll never noticed until now, these loves, but also weddings, date back to 2012, when Alex Alonso, editor of Marvel (the publisher of superheroes), has decided that, having been legalized in that year gay marriages in the state of New York, even the characters wholive in the parallel cartoon universe, also live in this city, would have to adapt to the times. Here then in 2012 Northstar (one of the x-men) married, after he had made coming out (he had revealed his sexual orientation) in 1992; Another coming out was always done by an X-men, in 2015 in fact, the iceman revealed his sexual orientation; these are just two of the many heroes who are not heterosexual, discover you the others!
If you ask that question to your friends or relatives, you will probably answer ‘seven’, but in reality it is not like this, especially because, like us, dogs are all different, so this count depends on the breed and the tonnage of the dog in question.
First, a dog of one year has the same mental faculties of a child of 7, and therefore it is not yet mentally mature, even sexually, although its size has reached that of an adult.
The first 12 months are therefore the most important for a dog, that’s why during this period it is necessary to stimulate their cognitive development, making new experiences, bringing it outdoors to learn about the world, so that I can learn as soon as things work .
It is important, however, that the experiences in 1-5 months, will then must repeated in 6-8 months, because the puppy will be more mature and able to notice the differences, it is in this period that develops the first fears, maybe , in fact, in the early months he had not.
Will seem meaningless, but yes, it really exist, there is a species of tropical fish, which, in spite of a very simple brain, is able to identify a familiar face among dozens of faces. This fish, while not having the part of the brain that processes more complex cognitive, but it still able to accomplish this recognition; archer fish, Toxotes chatareus has also further developed his visual skills, is in fact considered the ‘archer’ fish; it lives in fresh waters of Southeast Asia and Australia, and thanks to its water jet is able to hit the insects and then eat them.
A group of zoologists at Oxford University has taught some of these fish to spit in one of two human faces displayed on a screen suspended above an aquarium, when the fish were aimed at the right face, received in exchange food, the same experiment was done with 44 different faces, and the fish have always hit the exact face.
From what emerges from a study published by the American Psychological Association relating to the debate on police behavior towards the Afro-american community in the USA, to a parity stature, a man with a black skin is perceived as more threatening and dangerous person than one with a white skin.
The research consisted in showing more than 1,000 Americans photographs of some individuals with the same size but with different skin color, the participants were also asked to estimate the height, weight and physical appearance; the answers reveal a strong prejudice, and even racism, in fact the majority of participants rated peoplewith black skin strongest and muscular than those with white skin, and consequently more dangerous, justifying, the use of the force by the police on them, even if unarmed. Even the African-Americans who participated to the tests, evaluated the black people as more strongmen, but are not necessarily more dangerous.
The Black Friday is a new holiday, from USA and from the sixties, is celebrated on the Friday after Thanksgiving, this day, which has become famous throughout the world, provides super discounts in the shops before Christmas: food, shoes, clothes, eletronic stuff, school stuff, make up, furniture, car… everything!
This name so strange is the fact that at the time, in the 1960 the merchants were using the red ink for losses and black ink for revenue in surplus, and thanks to these discounts, every Friday after Thanksgiving, the logs were all compiled black, synonymous of a day ended with a good flush.
This day is therefore the one that gives the go Christmas shopping, and is used as a parameter for assessing how it goes the Christmas season; although they have created a cyber Monday for all online discounts, nowadays even in the web, the discounts are limited only to Friday.
If I say Italy what do you say to me? Pizza and spaghetti of course! But do you know that noodles were first called “worms”? ironically are centuries that it is disputed whether they were invented by the Chinese or by the Sicilians, now after lengthy discussions it was concluded that both have spread independently, in both geographical areas, what instead is certain to bring in Italy the custom of cooking dried pasta were Arabs.
It appears that one of the earliest written records found about dried pasta date back to 1154, in fact, in that area that now corresponds to Italy, before then it was traditional to eat only fresh pasta.
The term “spaghetti”, however, is more recent, in fact, gone up to eighteen hundred, and has spread to America, as the ‘worms’ term was not really indicated to the food, so they found this word which wanted remember a piece of string to eat !
There is no a certain answer, all is relative to what a person mean by knowledge of a language; But we can say with certainty that there are people considered polyglot who are able to speak also fluently 6 languages. But there is an American linguist who has a knowledge of more than 60 languages, modern and ancient, its name is Alexander Arguelles, he is a native English speaker, but at the university he has learned French, German, Spanish, Latin, greek and Sanskrit, but then he has dedicated himself to the Danish, Swedish, Icelandic and Norwegian in their earliest forms, the high German and old French, also after his doctorate he studied some Germanic dialects, Dutch, Swedish and other Scandinavian languages , Italian, Portuguese, Occitan and Catalan, in recent years he has dedicated to the Korean, Japanese, Mandarin and Chinese classical, Russian, Arabic, Persian, Hindi, turkish and swahili. How he does? Listening to many recordings in the original language and repeating, but above all studing much!
Yes, at the Alnwick park you can die, and is not a joke, the warnings are real and recognizable from the start, in fact, the entrance gates there are signs with skulls (classic symbol of danger and death) joined the words ‘these plants can kill’.
This beautiful and dangerous park is the Alnwick Garden and is located in England (it is precisely the which one where there is the castle of Harry Potter), it is one of the most toxic places in the world, is home to the most dangerous plants of the whole earth; but visit it is so dangerous? No if you follow the rules you do not run any risk, perhaps always keep small children by the hand!
The most dangerous plant in the garden? The Conium maculatum, famous for having been used by Socrates to carry out suicide by respiratory paralysis, not least is the plant known as ‘belladonna’, which in addition to procuring hallucinations can still result in death.
If you have been in the Netherlands, and if you have visited Amsterdam, or at least you have received a postcard or seen pictures, you may have noticed that in some parts of the city the houses are crooked. Be quiet, you saw well!
This particular incident dates back to many years ago, when the price of the house was based on its width, plus a large was more it costs, so they decided to make it narrow but high; The problem however, was that, between one floor and the other had to use very narrow and steep stairs where it was almost impossible to move the furniture. For this purpose the inhabitants of Amsterdam decided to adopt the use of pulleys pendants from roofs, but in doing so had to tilt the buildings to the outside.
Among all these houses, however, there is one that beats the record, it is indeed the narrowest house in Amsterdam (only 101 cm) and is located in via Singel 7; if you go there, you can must see it!