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In the middle ages Christian priests would recite “hoc est corpus”, meaning “this is the body”, during mass when turning bread into the body of Christ. Since nobody spoke or understood Latin, this chant was garbled into “hocus pocus”, which we still use when performing magic tricks today.

Hocus-pocus What’s the origin of the phrase ‘Hocus-pocus’? From the early 17th century onwards ‘hocus pocus’ (now more often spelled as a single hyphenated word) has been used as an incantation by conjurers when performing tricks. Conjurers didn’t limit themselves to the phrase hocus pocus in their stage patter. The first [feature that juggling consists …

In the middle ages Christian priests would recite “hoc est corpus”, meaning “this is the body”, during mass when turning bread into the body of Christ. Since nobody spoke or understood Latin, this chant was garbled into “hocus pocus”, which we still use when performing magic tricks today. Read More »

Gordon Ramsay has chosen not to give his children a large inheritance, does not take them to expensive restaurants (not even his own), and does not allow them to sit in first class on planes so that they are not spoiled.

“It’s definitely not going to them, and that’s not in a mean way; it’s to not spoil them,” Ramsay told the Telegraph. “I’ve never been really turned on about the money,” Ramsay said. “They don’t sit with us in first class,” Ramsay said of his children. Source: http://money.com/money/4734331/gordon-ramsay-net-worth-will-family-fortune-kids/ Gordon Ramsay Says His Kids Don’t Deserve …

Gordon Ramsay has chosen not to give his children a large inheritance, does not take them to expensive restaurants (not even his own), and does not allow them to sit in first class on planes so that they are not spoiled. Read More »

Despite playing an anti-Semitic Kazakhstani man, Sasha Baron Cohen is actually speaking Hebrew throughout the entire movie “Borat”

That’s because Israeli film fans understand what the anti-semitic character is saying when he’s supposedly spouting Kazakh – Borat is actually speaking fluent Hebrew. The irony of a Hebrew-speaking anti-semite is not lost on the admiring Israeli audience, which has made the movie a huge hit in the country. But in Israel, Borat’s fans are …

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What Happened to Kenny Waters After His Release?

Thanks to the flawed justice system in place, there are several innocent men and women incarcerated for crimes they did not commit. Here’s the story of Kenny Waters and how the poor judgement of authorities lead to his wrongful imprisonment.  Kenny Waters spent 18 years of his life behind bars for a crime he did …

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Zoe Saldana is the only person to appear in 2 movies making $2 billion or more in the box office.

Zoe Saldana-Perego (born Zoe Yadira Saldaña Nazario;[1] 19 June 1978[2]) is an American actress and dancer. Following her performances with the theater group Faces, Saldana made her screen debut in a 1999 episode of Law & Order. Saldana’s film career began a year later with Center Stage (2000), where she played a struggling ballet dancer. …

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Jet Li turned down a role in The Matrix Reloaded because Hollywood producers wanted to record and copy all of his martial arts moves into a digital library, with all rights going to them.

The Matrix seemed like a franchise tailor-made for Jet Li. The Wachowskis‘ mind-bending sci-fi series that began in 1999 featured brooding heroes in black coats with insane martial arts skills — all elements that Li had down pat. In a recent interview with Abacus News, Li revealed that the reason he turned down the role …

Jet Li turned down a role in The Matrix Reloaded because Hollywood producers wanted to record and copy all of his martial arts moves into a digital library, with all rights going to them. Read More »

Months after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Fred Rodgers and Francois Clemmons worked together to show the word how to integrate swimming pools by soaking their feet in the pool together.

From the beginning, Rogers specifically challenged the nation’s understanding of race through his friendship—both on and off-screen—with Francois Clemmons, the Neighborhood police officer who just happened to be an African-American. Soon after hearing him, Rogers invited Clemmons to appear in the Neighborhood—as a police officer. But Rogers prevailed and Clemmons joined MRN in August 1968, …

Months after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Fred Rodgers and Francois Clemmons worked together to show the word how to integrate swimming pools by soaking their feet in the pool together. Read More »

The famous ukulele medley “Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole was originally recorded in a completely unplanned session at 3:00 in the morning, and done in just one take.

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” (also known as “Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World”) is a medley of the songs “Over the Rainbow” and “What a Wonderful World”, by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole and released on his albums Ka ʻAnoʻi and Facing Future. Recording history[edit] At the time, copies of the recording were only made …

The famous ukulele medley “Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole was originally recorded in a completely unplanned session at 3:00 in the morning, and done in just one take. Read More »

Atlanta artist TI has saved at least two people from suicide attempts. One of them was the lead singer of Creed, Scott Stapp. The other was a 24-year-old Atlanta resident who was going to jump from a 22-story building. After hearing about the situation, TI drove to the scene to help.

In 2001, Harris formed the Southern hip hop group P$C, alongside his longtime friends and fellow Atlanta-based rappers Big Kuntry King, Mac Boney, and C-Rod. Upon being released from Arista, Harris signed to Atlantic and subsequently became the co-chief executive officer (CEO) of his own label imprint, Grand Hustle Records, which he launched in 2003.[2][3] …

Atlanta artist TI has saved at least two people from suicide attempts. One of them was the lead singer of Creed, Scott Stapp. The other was a 24-year-old Atlanta resident who was going to jump from a 22-story building. After hearing about the situation, TI drove to the scene to help. Read More »

Daft Punk’s album “Discovery” was turned into a feature length anime film. Having no sound effects or dialogue, the movie was hailed as “the best animated movie made in 2003”

Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (インターステラ5555 Intāsutera Fō Faibu, “Four Five”) is a Japanese-French animated film released on 28 May 2003. The film is the visual realization of Discovery, the second studio album by Daft Punk. Interstella 5555 tells the story of the abduction and rescue of an interstellar pop band. …

Daft Punk’s album “Discovery” was turned into a feature length anime film. Having no sound effects or dialogue, the movie was hailed as “the best animated movie made in 2003” Read More »