There are words that have been adopted by the dictionary while their origins are closely linked to movies, some of which were based on books. Today‘s quiz will be dedicated to words describing movies which you shall find at the same place on Friday as our usual weekend movie picks.
In today's photogallery we will take a somewhat eerie tour and visit ghost towns around the world. The reasons why people abandon their homes are different in every case, but the places always carry messages from their last inhabitants.
To describe the shape of a tree really is a task for a child in the kindergarten. What happens when the usual description does not fit? That is the situation with the most unusual looking trees around the world. Check them out.
90s of last century was replete with new dances. Video clips were shot in abundance and almost everyone would copy the movements successfully and dance at the discos. However, there were a few dances that became iconic. Here they are:
The chance to own a house of one’s own is an unreachable dream for many people, especially in cities, but not just in large urban areas. To say good-bye to standardised accommodation may be a necessary first step along with a willingness to reduce living space quite dramatically. From camper vans and mobile homes through small log cabins, cottages and garden houses, even exploring the traditional accommodation of nomads – these and more are inspirational options for owning a home.
It all started in a very ordinary way – lightning struck siliceous sand, and the result was a fulgurite – a predecessor of today´s glass. That extremely simplified version of glass manufacturing does, however, include the essentials. The process of melting and the subsequent cooling of the enamel does correspond with the original substance. The production of glass is an appealing craft with a process that is worth seeing – check out our photoproject.
Are you one of those people who cannot pass by a candy shop without stopping? And what´s more, in the end you go home with a vast variety of colourful sweets? Then you are in the right place. While the exhibition of sweets is simply irresistible, the manufacturing of sweets is a fascinating and satisfying process. Watch these videos to see how different sweets are / or were made.
From the pope leading the Good Friday service in the Vatican, to children hunting for eggs in the U.S. Easter is celebrated in many different ways around the world. Most of the celebrations relate to symbolism of fertility while in some countries the celebrations are about welcoming the spring season. In Central and Eastern Europe men playfully whip the bottom of women with a willow whip, in Finland children dress up as cute little witches and go asking for chocolate eggs in the streets while in Norway they read thrillers during Easter. Whatever the way, a celebration is a celebration and welcome at any time.
A whole range of birds, squirrels, here and there a cat - a likely list of the animals to be seen in trees. But nothing could be further from the truth. In today´s photogallery there are some pretty unexpected tree climbers from the animal world that you may come across. Some of them are especially cute while hanging in a tree, but there is a point to it, too – hurrying up a tree while in danger isn´t always that effective.
Co-incidence perhaps but the first roundabout was created by the British soon after the industrial revolution began. So they go back into history. The Germans would argue they were the first to create them. Whatever the fact behind it, roundabouts or traffic circles as the British call them are usually not only of a great convenience for a smooth flow of traffic but some of them have become the best of landmarks given their beauty and opulence.