Native Americans created a universal sign language that allowed 2/3 of all Indigenous tribes to communicate across most of North America, hundreds of years before Europeans invented a sign language of their own.

Plains Indian Sign Language Linguists work hard to try to save many languages from extinction, and one that has come close to that point is Plains Indian Sign Language or PISL. This was once one of the most widespread languages in the Americas, and its history predates most European variations of sign language. Today, less …

Native Americans created a universal sign language that allowed 2/3 of all Indigenous tribes to communicate across most of North America, hundreds of years before Europeans invented a sign language of their own. Read More »

When Queen Elizabeth II dies, the BBC will cancel all comedy programming for 12 days

The death of Queen Elizabeth will be one of the most disruptive events in Britain in the past 70 years Two angles facing left, which often indicate, “return to the beginning.” Two angles facing right, which often indicate, “advance to the end.” Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of …

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Rapper J. Cole graduated high school with a 4.2 GPA, accepted a scholarship to St. Johns University, was the president of a pan-African student coalition in college, and graduated with a magna cum laude in communication and business.

J. Cole This article is about the American musician. For the cricketer, see J. Cole (Hampshire cricketer). For the English footballer, see Joe Cole. Jermaine Lamar Cole (born January 28, 1985), known professionally as J. Cole, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. Born on a military base in Germany but raised in …

Rapper J. Cole graduated high school with a 4.2 GPA, accepted a scholarship to St. Johns University, was the president of a pan-African student coalition in college, and graduated with a magna cum laude in communication and business. Read More »

Polish priest Maximilian Kolbe provided shelter to 2000 Jews during WW2. He was later sent to Auschwitz where he volunteered to sacrifice his life for a stranger.

Maximilian Kolbe Maximilian Maria Kolbe OFM Conv. (Polish: Maksymilian Maria Kolbe [maksɨˌmʲilʲan ˌmarʲja ˈkɔlbɛ]; 8 January 1894 – 14 August 1941), a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar, volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II. He had been active in promoting …

Polish priest Maximilian Kolbe provided shelter to 2000 Jews during WW2. He was later sent to Auschwitz where he volunteered to sacrifice his life for a stranger. Read More »

Warren Buffett plans on giving only a small fraction of his weath to his children when he dies, stating “you should leave your children enough so they can do anything, but not enough so they can do nothing.” He instead will donate nearly all of his wealth to charitable foundations.

Warren Buffett Warren Edward Buffett (/ˈbʌfɪt/; born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of US$82.5 billion as of March 9, 2019, making …

Warren Buffett plans on giving only a small fraction of his weath to his children when he dies, stating “you should leave your children enough so they can do anything, but not enough so they can do nothing.” He instead will donate nearly all of his wealth to charitable foundations. Read More »

Vin Diesel named his daughter Pauline in honor of his late friend, Paul Walker.

Vin Diesel Names His Daughter Pauline in Honor of His Late Fast and Furious Co-Star Paul Walker—Get the Details! Paul Walker’s memory lives on. The late actor, who died on Nov. 30, 2013, will forever be a part of Vin Diesel’s life—and now, Paul will be part of Diesel’s newborn daughter’s life, too. As the …

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Kirsty MacColl, vocalist and female singer in “Fairytale of New York”, died saving her son from an oncoming powerboat owned by a multimillionaire while vacationing in Cozumel, Mexico. The boat’s driver escaped jail time by paying a fine of $90USD.

Kirsty MacColl Kirsty Anna MacColl (10 October 1959 – 18 December 2000) was a British singer and songwriter. She recorded several pop hits in the 1980s and 1990s, including “There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis” and cover versions of Billy Bragg’s “A New England” and The Kinks’ “Days”. Her song …

Kirsty MacColl, vocalist and female singer in “Fairytale of New York”, died saving her son from an oncoming powerboat owned by a multimillionaire while vacationing in Cozumel, Mexico. The boat’s driver escaped jail time by paying a fine of $90USD. Read More »

The East German Stasi used psych warfare called Zersetzung against dissidents. Tactics involved breaking into homes and subtly manipulating the contents; moving furniture, altering alarms, removing pictures from walls. Many thought they were losing their minds, and had mental breakdowns.

Zersetzung This article is about the Stasi psychological warfare technique. For the Nazi Germany crime of undermining the war effort, see Wehrkraftzersetzung. Directive No. 1/76 on the Development and Revision of Operational Procedures, which outlined the use of Zersetzung in the Ministry for State Security. Zersetzung (German for “decomposition”) is a psychological warfare technique used …

The East German Stasi used psych warfare called Zersetzung against dissidents. Tactics involved breaking into homes and subtly manipulating the contents; moving furniture, altering alarms, removing pictures from walls. Many thought they were losing their minds, and had mental breakdowns. Read More »

Tigers cannot purr. To show happiness, tigers squint or close their eyes. This is because losing vision lowers defense, so tigers only purposefully do so when they feel comfortable and safe

Tiger “Tigress” redirects here. For other uses, see Tiger (disambiguation) and Tigress (disambiguation). The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest species among the Felidae and classified in the genus Panthera. It is most recognizable for its dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside. It is an apex predator, primarily preying on ungulates …

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Actor Humphrey Bogart was an avid chess player, often playing on set between takes. During World War II, he played correspondence chess with members of the military posted overseas or in hospitals. The FBI intercepted this mail and thought he was sending secret codes to Europe.

Humphrey Bogart and Chess Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born on January 23, 1899 in New York City. He was the son of a noted Manhattan surgeon. His mother was was a popular illustrator. Humphrey probably learned chess in 1912. His father taught him chess during their stay at their summer home in Canandaigua Lake, near …

Actor Humphrey Bogart was an avid chess player, often playing on set between takes. During World War II, he played correspondence chess with members of the military posted overseas or in hospitals. The FBI intercepted this mail and thought he was sending secret codes to Europe. Read More »