Author - Jude Abraham

I am a New Zealand ex-pat currently residing in the Middle East. I like to dabble in a bit of everything, as I am a firm believer in the phrase "variety is the spice of life". I have a professional background in digital and content marketing working in both large corporations as well as local startups. I used to be an amateur musician, and also played sports competitively at high school level. I follow most major sports with a special love for Football (Soccer). I get easily hooked into TV shows, and have a soft spot for science-fiction movies. I am always on the lookout for the coolest gadgets and gizmos because I like to keep things simple (or maybe it's because I am lazy, go figure). In my spare time I travel and collect artifacts and memorabilia from the places I visit. I am lucky to be married to the love of my life and fortunate to be a parent. My writing at TooCool2BeTrue reflects my many areas of interest.

Science

How To Prevent Phones From Damaging Your Eyes

New research outlines how constantly looking at digital devices can lead to irreversible damage to your health.

Why Are Cell Phones Damaging Your Eyes?

Optical chemistry researchers at the University of Toledo (UT) discovered how blue light from digital devices and the sun transform critical molecules in our eyes’ retina into cell killers. This leads to age-related macular degeneration which is a leading cause of blindness in the United States.

Macular degeneration is an incurable eye disease which results in a serious loss of vision due to the death of photoreceptor cells in the retina. These cells require molecules called retinal to sense light and trigger a sequence of signals to the brain. On average this disease begins when a person is in their 50s or 60s. “You need a continuous supply of retinal molecules if you want to see,” Dr. Ajith Karunarathne, assistant professor in the UT Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, said. “Photoreceptors are useless without retinal, which is produced in the eye.”

Blue light is everywhere as it is emitted by computers, televisions, and smartphones. According to the findings, when exposed to blue light, photoreceptor cells do not regenerate in the eye, meaning once they are dead, they are gone forever. Exposure to blue light at night has also been linked to cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity according to another study conducted by Harvard University recently.

The UT research found that blue light exposure triggers retinal reactions which generate poisonous chemical molecules in photoreceptor cells. “We are being exposed to blue light continuously, and the eye’s cornea and lens cannot block or reflect it,” Karunarathne admitted. “It’s no secret that blue light harms our vision by damaging the eye’s retina.”

The good news is that there is a way to prevent the cells from dying. Researchers found a molecule called alpha-tocopherol, a vitamin E derivative and natural antioxidant in the eye and body, stops the affected cells from dying. As a person ages, or if their immune system is suppressed, however, their bodies lose the ability to fight against the attack by retinal and blue light. Karunarathne hopes the research leads to the invention of preventative measures, such as special eye drops to protect the retinal.

By learning more about the mechanisms of blindness, they “hope to find a way to protect the vision of children growing up in a high-tech world,” said Karunarathne.

How Can You Prevent Damage To Your Eyes?

Fortunately, some technology companies have now begun adding blue light filters to their products screens. Many computers and cell phones today come equipped with a blue light (sometimes labeled night light) feature which can be selected from the settings of the device. Alternatively, downloading blue light software is an alternative option.

Wearing sunglasses which filter ultraviolet (UV) and blue light rays also protect the eyes, as well as avoiding looking at phones or tablets in the dark. Today, specially designed glasses can be purchased which blocks out UV light. In the hours leading up to bedtime, refraining from looking at digital devices, and exposure to bright lights during the day affects not only sleep at night but also mood and alertness according to the Harvard study.

Blinking regularly and following the 20-20-20 rule of looking 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes will also allow your eyes to rest and increase blinking, thus improving reflexes and tear production.

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New research outlines how constantly looking at digital devices can lead to irreversible damage to your health.
Why Are Cell Phones Damaging Your Eyes?
Optical chemistry researchers at the University of Toledo (UT) discovered how blue light from digital...

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Scientists: New Mineral Could End Global Warning

A team of scientists in Canada have created a mineral which strips carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, theoretically ending the threat of climate change to our planet.

Scientists developed an accelerated process to produce magnesite, a mineral which traps greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, at room temperature. “Our work shows two things,” said Project leader Professor Ian Power. “Firstly, we have explained how and how fast magnesite forms naturally. This is a process which takes hundreds to thousands of years in nature at Earth’s surface. The second thing we have done is to demonstrate a pathway which speeds this process up dramatically.”

Magnesite naturally occurs in nature in rock form and is used in jewelry and various industrial processes. Its carbon-storing capacity is already known to scientists. In nature, magnesite takes hundreds of thousands of years to form, however, researchers in the study used tiny polystyrene microspheres to speed up the formation of carbon dioxide grabbing magnesite to just 72 days.

Furthermore, in order to speed up this process, scientists significantly reduced the temperature of the magnesite and added the polystyrene microspheres as a catalyst. They further discovered that the microspheres could be re-used as they were unchanged by the production process, thus making the process all the more efficient. “Using microspheres means that we were able to speed up magnesite formation by orders of magnitude. This process takes place at room temperature, meaning that magnesite production is extremely energy efficient.”

One tonne of magnesite can cut down half a tonne of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This means if experts can somehow mass produce the mineral, they would then be able to reduce carbon dioxide levels dramatically. “This depends on several variables, including the price of carbon and the refinement of the sequestration technology, but we now know that the science makes it do-able.”

In theory, this method would be able to suck carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as it is released. If combined with reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, it would slow down or even reverse the effects of climate change. The findings are based on results presented at the Goldschmidt geochemistry conference in Boston by Professor Ian Power and his team from Trent University, Ontario, Canada.

Climate change, sometimes referred to as global warming, is the theory the planet’s climate is heating up to life-threatening levels. The primary cause of global warming, argue advocates, is man-made carbon dioxide emissions. They claim that carbon dioxide creates a type of thermal blanket around the earth’s atmosphere which traps heat which would otherwise be released into space. Hence, the global push to cut-down on carbon emissions.

The research was funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

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Celebs Entertainment Entertainment News

Bringing Sixty Back: Maddona Turns 60

“People say I’m controversial,” Madonna, who turns 60 today, told a music-industry audience in 2016. “But I think the most controversial thing I have ever done is to stick around.”

The celebrated pop star, actress, writer, and director was born on the 16th of August 1958 and given the name Madonna Louise Ciccone by her Catholic parents. Since first breaking onto the music scene in the late 1970s, The Material Girl has now sold more than 300 million records worldwide and performed on 10 concert tours. According to Guinness World Records, she is the best-selling female recording artist of all time.

In 1977 the Queen of Pop moved to the Big Apple to study dance while working as a model. She soon decided to pursue a musical career and began to record demos with her boyfriend Stephen Bray. After a stint as a band member in the Breakfast Club, she decided to embark on a solo career.

Holiday” was Madge’s first breakthrough hit in the US, peaking at number 16, with “Material Girl” reaching number 3 and “Like A Virgin” being the first of her twelve number-one hits. 1985 proved to be a landmark year for “M” as her debut tour sold out. She also played at the historic Live Aid charity concert. The same year she featured in her first mainstream film, Desperately Seeking Susan for which she received generally positive reviews from both critics and viewers.

A polarizing figure, the Queen of Reinvention has never been one to shy away from controversy. From burning crosses and kissing a black saint in her hit single “Like A Prayer“, tackling teenage pregnancy in “Papa Don’t Preach“, supporting the LGBT community during the peak era of HIV news, publishing a controversial “coffee table” photo book of herself in a number of explicit poses in the early 90s, locking lips with Brittany Spears and Christina Aguilera on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2003, the MDNA singer has certainly had her fair share of iconic moments. Throughout the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s, Madonna has maintained her unapologetic sex-positive, no-holds-barred image.

The singer’s list of accomplishments include Grammys, MTV awards, Billboard awards, and a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role as the eponymous Evita in a musical or comedy, among numerous others. In 2008 Maddy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility. She is also the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time with over $1.4 billion earned from concert tours alone. She has also written a series of children’s books, having released seven picture books and twelve chapter books so far.

Twice married, once to American actor Sean Penn, and once to English director and Producer Guy Ritchie with whom she had a son, Rocco. Madonna is the mother to six children, including four she adopted from Malawi where she has focused most of her charity work. She had her first child Lourdes Maria with then-boyfriend and fitness trainer Carlos Leon.

Recently, Madonna told the BBC in 2017 that performing at smaller intimate shows “is something I’m exploring right now”. She said she is looking to perform at a set venue as opposed to touring, “The idea of doing a show that doesn’t travel the world but stays in one place.”

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“People say I’m controversial,” Madonna, who turns 60 today, told a music-industry audience in 2016. “But I think the most controversial thing I have ever done is to stick around.”
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Aretha Franklin’s “Death Is Imminent”

Update: 16/08/2018 – It has now been reported Aretha Franklin passed away aged 76 in her Detroit home surrounded by family, today. The cause is reported to be advanced pancreatic cancer.

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin is reported to be gravely ill in hospice care at her home. Currently, she is surrounded by her family and friends wishing to say goodbye.

The singer has been battling cancer for some time it has been rumored. “Prepare yourself, she’s dying.” A longtime friend and source close to the singer is reported as telling TMZ. The source adds the iconic diva was down to 86 pounds and her health was failing. The source says 2 weeks ago everyone in Aretha’s circle was told, “She could go any time.”

A friend of the songstress confirmed to People that the singer had “been ill for a long time” and her loved ones had been warned her “death is imminent.” Franklin’s nephew, Tim Franklin, also confirmed the 76-year-old star’s status to People following the anonymous source, revealing that the soul singer’s family was “asking for prayers and privacy.” Tim added while the singer “is sick,” her family was “trying to keep her spirits up and go from there.”

A career spanning six decades, the 18-time Grammy award winner first started singing gospel music at the Detroit Church where her father was a minister. In 1960 she signed her first record label, and eight years later she already had chart-toppers like “Respect,” “Chain of Fools”, and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” under her belt. In 1987, Franklin became the first women to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Franklin performed at the inauguration of several US Presidents such as  Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. In 2005, President George W. Bush awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her last performance was at a private Elton John AIDS Foundation event in November 2017.

In February last year, the artist announced she would stop touring, despite booking concerts. Earlier this year, she canceled a pair of scheduled performances on doctors orders according to Rolling Stone.

“We believe she’ll pull through it, she believes she’ll pull through it, and that’s the important thing,” Tim Franklin conceded.

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Update: 16/08/2018 – It has now been reported Aretha Franklin passed away aged 76 in her Detroit home surrounded by family, today. The cause is reported to be advanced pancreatic cancer.
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Oscars Announce New “Popular Film” Category

Change is coming to the Academy Awards, it was announced on the Oscar’s official Twitter page. A new category is being designed to honor “outstanding achievement in popular film”.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also revealed in a statement sent out to its members that the live broadcast would be shortened to 3-hours in length, with certain award categories (unknown as of yet) being announced during ad breaks. “To honor all 24 award categories, we will present select categories live, in the Dolby Theatre, during commercial breaks (categories to be determined). The winning moments will then be edited and aired later in the broadcast.”

With the eligibility requirements and other key details for the new category to be forthcoming, there has been heavy criticism for the move. It has been described as being ham-fisted at best and discriminatory at worst. The decision has been dubbed insulting as being popular has never before been seen as an artistic achievement.

The message seems to suggest that a popular product can’t be high art, or that a high-quality product can’t be popular, is insulting. And as such, many feel that’s what the Oscars do every year. This also solidifies the feeling among producers who worry that should their film become a blockbuster, it may ruin their artistic credibility.

With this year’s edition of the Academy Awards being the lowest-rated telecast on record, the board attempted the bridge the widening gap between films people want to see and the films the academy wants to reward.

Dubbed the “Popcorn Oscar”, the films likely make up the list of nominees for this category are bound to be predicted based on their worldwide box-office gross. This means blockbusters like Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, as well as their fan-favorite stars, will be guaranteed a presence at the ceremony.

Some say, the Oscars’ ratings are tanking for the same reason TV ratings are declining across the board: The outdated monoculture supporting it simply doesn’t exist anymore. Hence, this change doesn’t make Oscar voters seem more in touch, they argue, as all it does is make their elitism that much more clear. The Academy has a long reputation of snubbing hit films whose genres aren’t usually considered Oscar material.

Actor Rob Lowe perhaps best summed up everyone’s feelings, “The film business passed away today with the announcement of the ‘popular’ film Oscar,” he tweeted. “It had been in poor health for a number of years. It is survived by sequels, tentpoles, and vertical integration.”

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People Are Getting Surgery To Look Like Snapchat Filters!

“Snapchat Dysmorphia” has now officially entered the medical lexicon. According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), an astonishing number of plastic surgery patient now list “selfies” as a primary motivation for going under the knife.

The paper states, “A new phenomenon, dubbed ‘Snapchat dysmorphia,’ has patients seeking out cosmetic surgery to look like filtered versions of themselves instead, with fuller lips, bigger eyes, or a thinner nose. This is an alarming trend because those filtered selfies often present an unattainable look and are blurring the line of reality and fantasy for these patients.”

Whether we like it or not, we live in an era of flawlessly edited selfies and ever-evolving standards of beauty. The popularity of image-based social media has put Photoshop and filters in everyone’s arsenal, unlike yonder years when only those in the spotlight had access to these tools. Now, it is not just celebrities propagating beauty standards: it is a classmate, a coworker, or a friend.

A few swipes on Snapchat can give decorate a selfie with a crown of flowers or puppy ears, lighten the skin, or add a sparkle to your eyes. A little adjusting on Facetune can smoothen out skin, and make teeth look whiter and eyes and lips bigger. A quick share on Instagram, and the likes and comments start rolling in. These filters and edits have become the norm, altering people’s perception of beauty worldwide.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), is a condition which involves “excessive preoccupation with a perceived flaw in appearance, classified on the obsessive-compulsive spectrum.” Snapchat dysphoria can be described as an offshoot of the same condition. “Those with a dysmorphic body image may seek out social media as a means of validating their attractiveness,” the study notes. With those with higher engagement on social media platforms more likely to have a higher level of body dissatisfaction, despite trying to “present a specific image of themselves or analyzing and commenting on other’s photos”.

Teens, who once focused on things like the size of their nose, for example, are now hypercritical of completely normal lines, blemishes, and imperfections masked by Snapchat filters. The American Medical Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery says 55% of clinicians saw patients who “wanted to look better in their selfies” in 2017. This signifies a 13% increase from the previous year. The most common procedures from clients between 17 and 22 years old ask for are oversized eyes and lips, narrowed jawlines, refined nose, and flawless skin.

“It can be argued that these apps are making us lose touch with reality because we expect to look perfectly primped and filtered in real life as well,” according to the study. “Filtered selfies especially can have harmful effects on adolescents or those with BDD because these groups may more severely internalize this beauty standard.”

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimated that Americans spent $16 billion on cosmetic surgical fees in 2016.

“Snapchat Dysmorphia” has now officially entered the medical lexicon. According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), an astonishing number of plastic surgery patient now list...

City Life

Vietnam’s Highly Anticipated Golden Bridge Opens

We know what you’re thinking, and the answer is no – this isn’t a scene from a fantasy movie. This golden woven thread bridge held up by a colossal pair of hands overlooking the mountains is located in central Vietnam.

Nicknamed “The Hands of God”,  and nestled in the densely forested Ba Na Hills, Vietnam’s officially named Golden Bridge has attracted throngs of tourists since it opened in June this year. It seems like the purpose to design a structure to evoke the image of the giant hands of God, pulling a strip of gold out of the land was achieved when the shimmering structure, set more than 3,280 feet above sea level, was opened to the public.

The bridge is 150-meters long and passes through a picturesque mountside. It is held up by two weathered hands which although appear to be stone, are in fact made from a combination of steel mesh, concrete and covered with fiberglass.

The scenic Ba Na Hills was first established by French colonists in 1919 and is located near Danang on Vietnam’s central coast. At one point in time, it boasted some 200 villas, but only a few ruins remain today. The Hills are renown for its cobbled streets, a Fantasy Park, and a French-style village, and attracted 2.7 million visitors last year alone according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism. The walkway extends over the treetops from the edge of a leafy cliff face and offers visitors uninterrupted views of the landscape beneath.

According to the BBC, plans are in the works to build an adjoining silver bride that would resemble God’s strand of hair. The area was formerly the site of an American base during the Vietnam War and is now a vacation hot spot. The unique mix of city, beach, and mountains draw many tourists to the area: China Beach for fresh seafood and good waves; Marble Mountains for exploring temples and caves; and the city itself for a burgeoning culinary scene.

The bridge is reported to have cost the Vietnamese government a titanic USD $2 billion and was designed by TA Landscape Architecture in Ho Chi Minh City.

We know what you’re thinking, and the answer is no – this isn’t a scene from a fantasy movie. This golden woven thread bridge held up by a colossal pair of hands overlooking the mountains is located in central Vietnam.
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The Best High School Yearbook Quotes EVER

We all remember that fateful day when we had to come up with our high school yearbook quote. Its that time in the school career where you finally have a chance to show your real self to your peers, teachers, friends and years down the line when you show your yearbook to your children! Many decide to go with profound quotes, some are bizarre, and some purely hilarious!

This list is dedicated to the best high school quotes around. Get ready to see those kids who made history with their brilliant one-liners. While some become heroes, others revel in their newfound villainy! Scroll through and see for yourself.

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We all remember that fateful day when we had to come up with our high school yearbook quote. Its that time in the school career where you finally have a chance to show your real self to your peers, teachers, friends and years down the line when you show your...

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Awesome & Outrageous Things You Can Only See In Dubai

Planning a vacation? If you like cities, you might pick New York. If beaches are your thing, perhaps the Caribbean is where you’ll get your tan. If you want to experience the great outdoors, you may choose the deserts of the Middle East or the wildlife of Africa. Or if it’s culture you’re after, Europe is the scene of your adventure. However, if you want a little of all of the above, Dubai is the place.

The most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, the city of Dubai is one of the seven emirates which make up the Persian Gulf nation. It is a Middle Eastern business hub and a truly global city. Once a city dependent on oil reserves, today less than 5% of its revenue comes from oil, with tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services now key components of the city’s economy.

The World Was Not Their Oyster

Before the discovery of oil, Dubai was an important port of call for trading, particularly from Iran. Until the 1930s, Dubai was known for its pearl exports. However, when the pearl trade was damaged by the Great Depression in the 1930s, as well as the invention of cultured pearls (through oyster farming), Dubai fell into a state of depression with many residents moving elsewhere.

For the next three decades, Dubai survived thanks to the patronage of its ruler Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. When oil was discovered in 1966, the city’s fortunes were set to change for the better, and Dubai would never be the same again.

Discover the secrets of what gives Dubai its unique appeal:

Planning a vacation? If you like cities, you might pick New York. If beaches are your thing, perhaps the Caribbean is where you’ll get your tan. If you want to experience the great outdoors, you may choose the deserts of the Middle East or the wildlife...

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How Is LeBron James Single-handedly Reshaping The NBA?

In case you’ve been living under a rock lately, arguably the biggest news in NBA history broke out earlier this week: LeBron James is moving to the Los Angeles Lakers! This came as a huge shock to everyone, with even the most well-connected of sports journalists being taken by complete surprise.

Eight years ago James, then also with the Cleveland Cavaliers, made the bold decision to join Dwayne Wade’s Miami Heat project. At the time, James was vilified by Cleveland fans who went so far as to burn his jersey. Then NBA commissioner, David Stern, lambasted James calling the move “ill-conceived”. Even Michael Jordan mocked James saying he would never join a rival but try to beat them. James spent four seasons in a Heat team which also featured Chris Bosh. This all-conquering triumvirate of James, Wade, and Bosh reached four finals, winning two NBA championships during what was considered a successful stint. James certainly delivered on his promise to, “take my talents to South Beach“.

Eight years later, James leaves Cleveland once again, this time spending four seasons with his hometown team. In this time, the “super-team” phenomenon has caught on among both the minds of players and franchise owners. Golden State Warriors’ signing of Kevin Durant in recent times being the most noteworthy example. Over the course of time, the public has, by and large, come to accept players as the key cog which keeps the NBA machine spinning. Power has shifted from franchise owners to individual players.

This time around, James leaves a sinking ship having given his all to a team he carried to four consecutive NBA finals. Incredibly, James has featured in eight NBA finals in a row now, of which he has won three – two with Miami in four years, and one with Cleveland in four years. Thus, his thirst for success seems understandable given his poor return with Cleveland. Few would argue that it was him who carried Cleveland during his eleven cumulative years with the team. Yet he still kept his promise of delivering an NBA championship to Cleveland’s owner, Dan Gilbert, upon his return and this time leaves a hero.

The Lakers have reportedly signed James for four years. In fact, it is understood James even took a pay-cut to join Los Angeles despite having a better offer on the table from the Cavaliers. It is a well-known fact the Lakers are nowhere near the force they were a decade ago when were led by Kobe Bryant to three consecutive NBA finals, winning two. With many top-level players entering free agency this year, it might be the perfect time to re-build a Lakers super team.

The signing of Shaquille O’Neil by the Lakers in the late 90s changed the rules of the playing field for the better part of a half-decade. This time around, it seems the ramifications of James’ trade will redefine the NBA landscape and arguably re-shape it into a similar model to that of European Soccer’s richest clubs.

It took the legendary Laker, Magic Johnson, to convince James to join Los Angeles. Now it seems, it is James’ turn to deliver and correct his own finals record. This may be his final chance to settle once and for all who is the greatest of them all: Jordan, Bryant, or himself.

No matter which way you look at it, LeBron James is single-handedly taking the NBA into an era of unbridled player power, yet it is still the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy which remains the litmus test for determining the greatest players of all time.

Can James win three championships with the Lakers and beat Bryant’s overall record, or will he be gunning for four more championships and eclipse Jordan himself? Let’s wait and see.

In case you’ve been living under a rock lately, arguably the biggest news in NBA history broke out earlier this week: LeBron James is moving to the Los Angeles Lakers! This came as a huge shock to everyone, with even the most well-connected of sports...

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Unedited Photos of the Wild Wild West You Need To See

Straddle up, we’re in for a bumpy ride through the wild west – one of the most exciting times to be alive in all of history. It was a time of unbridled possibility, with all kinds of opportunities presenting themselves.

Many a journeyman moved to the new American frontier seeking a better life, with some ending up on the wrong side of the law to make themselves a living. Life sure was an adventure for these folks!

The Famous Leavitt Saloon

Bob’s Saloon was a popular establishment in the early 1900s for the inhabitants of Jordan, Montana. This 1904 photo by L.A. Huffman shows a group of cowboys relaxing in front of the old saloon. Robert Leavitt, the saloon’s owner, happened to be a cowboy himself and was among the first residents to settle in Jordan.

The old west saloons offered patrons all types of entertainment such as dancing girls, card games, dice games, and even bowling. Many saloons employed piano players and put on theatrical skits to entertain customers.

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Straddle up, we’re in for a bumpy ride through the wild west – one of the most exciting times to be alive in all of history. It was a time of unbridled possibility, with all kinds of opportunities presenting themselves.
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Hilarious Photos Taken At The Gym

Gyms, also known as health clubs, fitness clubs, fitness centers, or health spas are places where patrons go to exercise and build muscle and/or lose fat. Some enter to get bigger, others to get smaller. Nowadays it’s also the place people go to hashtag, Instagram, and check-in on social media.

In our age of vanity, the happenings at a gym, it seems, are well documented based on these photos.

A Night Out

This picture goes two ways: Either she’s addicted to working out, and we all know someone who is.

Or she has some time to burn until her date and she decides to burn time by burning calories and pumping up some muscles.

See why pain is weakness leaving the body:

Gyms, also known as health clubs, fitness clubs, fitness centers, or health spas are places where patrons go to exercise and build muscle and/or lose fat. Some enter to get bigger, others to get smaller. Nowadays it’s also the place people go to hashtag...