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  • How Europe became so rich

    How Europe became so rich

    It should be emphasised that Europe’s success was not the result of any inherent superiority of European (much less Christian) culture. It was rather what is known as a classical emergent property, a complex and unintended outcome of simpler interactions on the whole. The modern European economic miracle was the result of contingent institutional outcomes.…

  • He Adds Cartoon to People's Instagram

    Lucas Levitan, a Brazilian illustrator and multimedia artist, based in London with his known series that he calls “Photo Invasion,” he creates the most hilarious images of the Instagram. Gifted with an infinite imagination, he places in other Instagram users’ photos, unique and funny illustrations. Now, he gives the opportunity to other people to add…

  • 15 Books That President Obama Bought at a Local Bookstore

    15 Books That President Obama Bought at a Local Bookstore

    On a recent Saturday, President Obama and his family went to a local independent bookstore, Politics and Prose, and purchased 21 books. Here are the books the president bought, ranked from most popular to least popular (based on the number of Amazon reviews).   On a recent Saturday, President Obama and his family went to…

  • Elephants’ Strategy to Fight Cancer

    Elephants’ Strategy to Fight Cancer

    In 1977, a University of Oxford statistician named Richard Peto pointed out a simple yet puzzling biological fact: We humans should have a lot more cancer than mice, but we don’t. Dr. Peto’s argument was beguilingly simple. Every time a cell divides, there’s a small chance it will gain a mutation that speeds its growth.…

  • The Real Time Profits by Internet Giants

    Click on the image and see the real time profits by internet giants

  • May I See You Home? 19th Century Calling Cards for Date

    In the 19th century, gentlemen used calling cards to formally introduce themselves to new acquaintances and to call upon friends and relatives in a dignified way. But there was another type of card used when a gentleman wanted to get the ball rolling with a lovely lady in a more casual way: the acquaintance card.…

  • Travel to Iran Is Better Than Disneyland

    Travel to Iran Is Better Than Disneyland

    The logistics are simple. Fly to Dubai, arrive at the busiest airport on the entire planet. Transit to Shiraz, Iran – flight time, less than an hour. Various airlines, every day, take your pick. I paid less than hundred for the ticket. Just outside of Shiraz is Persepolis – the UNESCO World Heritage listed ruins…

  • Syrian Toddler Pulled Alive From Rubble After Aleppo Bombing

    Syrian Toddler Pulled Alive From Rubble After Aleppo Bombing

    A toddler completely buried under rubble in Syria has been pulled out alive by rescuers who dug with their bare hands. This video, posted on YouTube by Syrian activists, appears to show a recovery team frantically digging to rescue the trapped youngster in Aleppo, reportedly after government bombings After apparently hearing cries while scouting for…

  • Brides Race to Win a Wedding Dress

    Brides Race to Win a Wedding Dress

    The 150-metre dash requires competitors to don wedding gowns and running shoes in a sprint through the Serbian capital. Belgrade resident Sanja Cigoja was the first to cross the finishing line out of the 100 ladies taking part, with an impressive winning time of 19 seconds.The winner and two runners-up receive numerous awards including the…

  • Only Survived Record of Virginia Woolf's Voice

    Only Survived Record of Virginia Woolf's Voice

    Virginia Woolf in this priceless souvenirs leaves us her fascinating thought process while talking about talks the importance of the words in English language. Words that have feeling and intention in them. Words that deny all sorts of boundaries, classes and expectations. Words that keep changing their meanings all the time.

  • Narcissistic Personality Quiz

    Narcissistic Personality Quiz

    click on the link below Narcissistic Personality Quiz Narcissism in personality trait generally conceived of as excessive self love. In Greek mythology Narcissus was a man who fell in love with his reflection in a pool of water. The test consists of forty pairs of statements. For each pair you should select the one that…

  • Daily Dose of Iran

    Daily Dose of Iran

  • Official Report of the Secret World of Sex in Iran

    Official Report of the Secret World of Sex in Iran

    The Economist published an article this week called “Throwing off the Covers” that reviews the 82 pages document of  Iran’s parliamentary research department.  The magazine finds the report interesting and goes on and to call it Sexual mores in Iran. These are some of the findings that The economist has highlighted: ” Not only are young…

  • Visual Historian of Iranian Cities – Bandar Abbas

    Visual Historian of Iranian Cities – Bandar Abbas

    The oldest record of Bandar Abbas is during the reign of Darius the Great (between 586 and 522 B.C.) When Alexander took over the Persian Empire, Bandar Abbas was known as Hormirzad. Bandar Abbas up to the 16th century, used to be called Gamrūn to the Persians. In the 16th century European navigators called it…

  • Why British Couples Divorce

    Why British Couples Divorce

          A new survey by a British family law firm asked 1,000 divorcees about their separation and came up with top ten reasons why the couples pulled the trigger and separated from their supposed eternal togetherness.

  • Iran Among World’s 20 Drunkest Countries

    Iran Among World’s 20 Drunkest Countries

    In one account, Belarus, Moldova and Russia are the biggest drinkers in the world but those figures only tell part of the story. Not everyone drinks and if you exclude non drinkers, the ranking will change. By this measure, France drinks a lot, but because it has one of the lowest rate of abstainers at…

  • Charlie Chaplin, monster

    By 1915, says Ackroyd, Chaplin was ‘the most famous man in the world’. Lenin said that ‘Chaplin is the only man in the world I want to meet.’ He stayed with Churchill at Chartwell. At Nancy Astor’s house he met Shaw and Keynes. Barrie and H.G. Wells were fans. Debussy told him, ‘You are instinctively…

  • Cooking for Oneself

    Its a Friday night, and I am on my way home after a along day’s work. What’s for dinner? I decide to stop at my favorite restaurant and treat mmyself to my most favorite, smoked salmon and rice dish. Some nights I stop at the nearest fast food drive in and order the greasy hamburger!…

  • Do the Dead Live On In Facebook?

    Think of how rich and deeply personal your online persona has become. Now think of what will happen to it when you die. Until very recently, this question used to feel unusual or irrelevant for all but a tiny, ultrawired slice of the population. In a New York Times Magazine feature about online death last…

  • Persian Tattoos

    Persian Tattoos

    Tattooing among Persians, especially among gypsies and nomads, goes back as far as the 19th century. In Iran, it was common for upper class women to have patterns adorn their hands and feet, to, in their belief, provide strength or protection. Although the art of tattoo in the middle east is forbidden by religious scriptures,…