Author - Sabrina Gonzalez

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Celebridades Que se Enamoraron de Personas Comunes

El amor puede conquistar cualquier cosa, o eso dice el refrán. Y aunque algunos argumentarían, estas parejas demuestran que el amor puede ayudar a cruzar cualquier frontera, incluso cuando dos personas provienen de mundos tan diferentes.

Esta lista muestra a las celebridades que encontraron el amor lejos de Hollywood, ¡dándoles a todos la esperanza de que el amor sí lo conquista todo!

Matt Damon y la Bartender Luciana Barroso

Cuando este guapo famoso de ‘Good Will Hunting‘ fue arrastrado por sus amigos a un bar mientras filmaba ‘Stuck on You‘, no tenía idea de que su vida estaba a punto de cambiar para siempre. Cuando vio a la bartender, a su futura esposa Luciano Barroso, quedó encantado.

Ahora bien, podemos imaginarnos que siendo una bartender hermosa, te cortejarían más que suficiente, pero cuando Matt Damon te habla, ¿cómo puedes resistirte?

Desde entonces, los dos se casaron en 2005 y han creado una hermosa familia. Es adorable escuchar cómo Damon habla sobre su bella esposa, diciendo: “Mi esposa es mi alma gemela. No puedo imaginar estar sin ella.” ¿Quién dice que no puedes encontrar amor en un bar?

El amor puede conquistar cualquier cosa, o eso dice el refrán. Y aunque algunos argumentarían, estas parejas demuestran que el amor puede ayudar a cruzar cualquier frontera, incluso cuando dos personas provienen de mundos tan diferentes.
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Health

Domino’s Employee Saves Life in Strangely Epic Manner

For years, we’ve been told to lay off the fast food. Weight gain, all of the excess and the total lack of nutritional value in most fast food means that many try and avoid eating foods like take-away pizzas and the like. That being said, for one man it turns out that eating Domino’s on a regular basis was one of the best decisions that he ever made!

Why? Because he was such a regular with his local store that when he stopped ordering they got worried. Kirk Alexander was a massive Domino’s user and, using it at least once per week for the best part of a decade, was a regular with the staff. Then, he stopped appearing at the store and the staff began to worry.

11 days passed without his regular order, and the alarm bells were ringing. They worried that something may have happened to him. Kirk, 47, was a regular and knew the staff very well and to many he was even considered a friend; a good guy who just loved his pizza. So, when he stopped turning up to pick up his order, Tracey Hamblen, an employee, decided that she wanted to check in on him.

She noticed the lights and TV were on, but there no answer at the door – an immediate red flag. She tried to call him on his cell, but there was no response. She called the local store manager, Jenny Seiber, who then phoned the police. In her 911 distress call, she explained that: “This is Domino’s Pizza and we have a customer that usually orders like every night from us.”

When the cops turned up, they could hear someone inside calling out for help and assistance. Gaining entry, they found Kirk on the floor and worried that he had suffered from a stroke. He was taken to a local hospital where he was found to be in a stable, safe condition. While the doctors could not tell when the stroke must have taken place, they could tell that he was making a full, fair recovery.

He’s such a regular that the staff look out for him. Sarah Fuller, the GM, said: “His order pops up on the screen because he orders online. So we see it come across the screen and we’re like, ‘Oh, Kirk’s order.’”

Explaining why they went to the length of checking up on him, she explained the close bond they share with him: “He orders all the time, so we know him. I think we were just doing our job checking in on someone we know who orders a lot. We felt like we needed to do something,”

So, the next time someone in your life makes a joke about you being “best friends” with the people behind the counter at your local take-out venue, remind them of the story of Kirk and how it saved his life!

For years, we’ve been told to lay off the fast food. Weight gain, all of the excess and the total lack of nutritional value in most fast food means that many try and avoid eating foods like take-away pizzas and the like. That being said, for one man it...

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It’s Me or the Mutt – Who Does He Choose?

In life, we are faced with making tough decisions that we do not want to make on a regular basis. For this couple, though, the decision had boiled down to something rather simple. Would the man of the relationship choose his dog, or his partner?

When ultimatums are made, there is usually a point of no return – and for this couple, that was almost certainly the case. Having spoken about moving in together, his partner made it clear that she would only move in if the dog went – she HATED the dog, and couldn’t possibly live in the same house as it is.

Ultimatums are never a sign of a happy, healthy relationship and when one is issued, it’s usually crunch time. Molly the beautiful Beagle was the problem here, and one had to go – it was either the partner or the dog. While he knew his partner didn’t really like Molly, he never thought it was a major issue and was definitely something that could be overcome. Sadly, it did not seem to be the case.

Sadly, he went to Craigslist and listed beautiful Molly for someone to come and take, saying that “I have to rehome her.”

In the rest of the ad, he’s so clear about how awesome Molly is.

“She is a purebred from a wealthy area and I have had her for four years. She likes to play games. Not totally trained. Has long hair so she’s a little high maintenance, especially the nails, but she loves having them done.”

You can just tell that he hates having to do this, and does not seem to be too happy about making the choice. However, the ad concluded in the most wonderful way.

“So… anyone interested in my 30-year-old, selfish, wicked, gold-digging girlfriend? Come and get her! Me and my dog want her rehomed ASAP!”

=D.

It looks like the decision that he made was the right one after all. How could anyone hate a dog who looks so friendly, charming and adorable as little Molly? We won’t name names, but well done to the guy; looks like you and your partner were not ready for committing to each other yet, anyway.

Who would you choose – the dog or your partner?

In life, we are faced with making tough decisions that we do not want to make on a regular basis. For this couple, though, the decision had boiled down to something rather simple. Would the man of the relationship choose his dog, or his partner?
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Selfless Teacher Donates All Wedding Gifts To Students In Need

When Rickee Stewart had plans to get married, she decided that it was important that all of the numerous gifts that she would get on her wedding day could be put to good use. The items that every new couple needs usually appear at a wedding, but Rickee and her partner decided that there could be a better use for it all than just keeping it for themselves.

Instead, the entire wedding registry would be donated to the students in need who she worked with every day. Donated to those who ned help buying clothes, supplies and necessities to enjoy a better quality of life, she gave it all up without issue.

A Phenomenal Kindness

She instead asked people to pick items that Copper Hills High School of West Jordan, Utah, could put to good use to help those students who were most in need. She’d seen it work with a food bank that was set up by the school, and noticed how many students of her own were in need of using that food bank themselves. It made her think deeply about her own position, and decided to act in accordance with her heart.

She teaches Business and Finance herself, and was happy to make this sacrifice having known for a long time how hard things could be for others. She even wants to start teaching a bit more about the importance of budget planning in lessons, hopefully helping her students in later life.

Kindness Spreads

Indeed, another good example came from the University of Houston, Texas, when the basketball coach there, Kelvin Sampson, did something similar. He asked for coaches to send whatever kinds of team supplies that they could get to the Houston department, so that the clothing could then be donated out to families who were in need of clothing and help after the Hurricane Harvey disaster had decimated the city.

Stewart saw the wide-reaching appeal that Sampson had got, and decided to follow his lead in putting together an intimate, well-intentioned donation platform to help those who were most in need. Indeed, many items came from people who weren’t even going to her wedding, such is the kindness and generosity of the people of the city.

“This is exactly what we wanted,” she said. “My hope is that we get to not only have this amazing wedding and start our lives together but that we are able to put some warmth on all of those kids.”

When Rickee Stewart had plans to get married, she decided that it was important that all of the numerous gifts that she would get on her wedding day could be put to good use. The items that every new couple needs usually appear at a wedding, but Rickee and...

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This Story of the Bell Witch Will Give You Nightmares

When growing up, we hear all manner of scary stories based on all kinds of fiction and scary tales. From the monster under the bed to the boogieman, we’ve heard them all over the years. One of the most terrifying, though, is that of the Bell Witch; and trust us, it blows away anything that might have freaked you out when you were a kid!

The Story Begins

In 1817 down in Adams, Tennessee, a shocking story unfolded. It had to do with a local family, the Bells. The owners of a massive 300+ acre farm, the father of the family, John, was out in the fields when he witnessed something odd in the corn fields. Described by John as “a dog with a rabbits’ head,” he shot it down in the yard and then went back inside, as one does of course.

That night, weird noises were heard – rattling chains, knocking noises and other haunting sounds. As the nights went on, the sounds got louder and eerier; rats gnawing on bed posts, a voice slowly chanting a terrifying hymn over and over. Through fear of being deemed nuts, the family agreed to keep the madness a secret. However, when young Betsy woke up with hand prints and welts all over her face, John told his good friend James Johnstone what was going on in a cry for help.

James stayed for a night, confirming he had heard weird sounds as well. Now, the story became public and everyone wanted to come and stay in the ‘haunted house’ to confirm he story. Andrew Jackson even wanted to visit it during his army days – he couldn’t get out, though, as the wheels of his carriage mysteriously locked up…

According to legend, it was an old neighbour who was known as Kate Batts, who was now haunting the family after John had pulled a fast one during a land deal. She also wanted to ruin Bettsy by stopping her intended marriage to a boy called Josh Gardner

The Bell Witch Wins

John fell into a coma in late 1820 and died on December 20th. They found a vial of poison in his room which the Bell Witch – Kate – claimed to have produced, forcing him to drink the poison. A few months later, the Witch won as Bettsy broke off her marriage to Josh – meaning that the Bell Witch had won.

In 1828, after many years of freedom from the torment, John Bell Jr. claimed that she’d returned and made all manner of secret revelations to him – including a predication of the soon-to-arrive Civil War. While some claim it was nothing more than a nefarious evil-doer in town looking to ruin a marriage, others believe the occult and nefarious deeds carried out were legitimately done by a ghost.

If you ever find yourself in town, the haunted house and the supposed Bell Witch Cave where she ‘rested’ are minor tourist attractions in the area and well worth your time if you are a believer or interested party in the occult.

 

When growing up, we hear all manner of scary stories based on all kinds of fiction and scary tales. From the monster under the bed to the boogieman, we’ve heard them all over the years. One of the most terrifying, though, is that of the Bell Witch; and...

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A Decade-Old Disappearance Might Be Closer to Being Solved

While people vanish all the time, they tend to be found quite quickly in the event of their disappearance. However, sadly, it’s not always quite so fast. For beauty queen Tara Grinstead, from Georgia, the disappearance happened over twelve years ago and it’s only now that something might have come out that might help to locate her.

Who Is Tara

Growing up with the dream of being a teacher, Tara went to Middle Georgie College to study and to become closer to achieving her dream. By the age of 28, she was working as a successful history teacher at the Irwin County High School, based 55 miles out from her hometown. By 33, she’d earned a Masters’ Degree – despite all of this success, though, she’d worked to help out at beauty pageants.

Moving to the Miss Georgia Pageant, she’d made a major impact on the industry – but was about to find something rather horrifying.

The Disappearance

In October 2005, she took part in a beauty pageant on the 22nd of the month, before going to a cookout with friends. On the 24th, she never appeared for work – very unlike her. Co-workers phoned the authorities as it was so out of character, and an investigation took place. However, all that was missing from her house or seemed out of place, was an unlocked car and the fact that her purse and keys were missing from the home. In the yard, though, a latex glove was found.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation were brought in to try and find an answer to this odd situation. Save for the glove and a lamp that was found to be smashed in the bedroom, though, nothing really stood out. Her local community set up the Tara Grinstead Command Centre, and began to do everything they could to try and find where she had gone to.

The Search Behins

Websites were managed, phone-lines were manned and information was asked for as an entire town halted to try and find someone who was so revered locally. Over 100 people were interviewed, and the situation became one of the largest missing persons’ case in the history of the entire state. Even with a six-figure reward, however nobody had any pertinent details.

In 2008, the first piece of potentially useful evidence turned up when the latex glove was discovered to have DNA within. In 2009, a horrifying video was found by a man claiming to have killed sixteen women, and people began to connect the dots. While the video was only a hoax, and that the man had nothing to do with Tara or her potential death, it left the community hurt.

New Information

Eventually, Tara was declared legally dead by the investigation team. In 2016, though, some new information came to the fore that might be of use came out. Payne Lindsey, a podcaster, started a crime podcast, Up and Vanished, that grew in popularity. He travelled to Ocilla to try and do some digging into this curious, terrifying case.

Six months after the first episode of the podcast being released, the police received a tip-off.

Local lady Brooke Sheridan told investigators that a man called Ryan Duke had told her man, Bo Dukes, that he had killed Tara, and that they worked together to get rid of the body. Arrested on a murder charge, Ryan was found to have matching DNA to that of the glove.

Bo himself is awaiting trial, too, for concealing the murder – and is likely to serve as a lead witness in the trial against Ryan.

This tragic story shows how easy it is for a community to both come together and to conceal information from just one tiny source. May Tara rest in peace.

While people vanish all the time, they tend to be found quite quickly in the event of their disappearance. However, sadly, it’s not always quite so fast. For beauty queen Tara Grinstead, from Georgia, the disappearance happened over twelve years ago and...

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You Will Never Believe How This Groom Exposed His Cheating Wife…

Your wedding is supposed to be the most amazing day of your life. Where nothing else matters; you have joined together in union with your loved one – you finally have the one. It’s the moment that nearly everyone dreams of – the big

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However, when you’ve been doing a bit of the dirty on the side, the whole ‘together forever’ thing becomes a little confusing. Entering into an affair with someone more or less destroys every vow you make at a wedding.

When we find out that the one we love has broken that trust, reactions vary. Most leave, others go out and do a bit of damage themselves. Some people, though, turn downright savage. They get ready to bottle it up and to keep one particular moment to drive it home that they know.

From burning stuff to fights on the street, we’ve seen it all in life and in media. People go NUTS when they find out about cheating – and rightly so. This one, though? Christ.

The Craziest Revenge of All

Some people are content to wait until the big day, play it out all that time, just waiting, get the bride in front of all her family friends and then play a video of her cheating. A Singaporean couple were getting together to get married, and the big day had been going perfectly; much laughter, happiness and good spirit.

Friends, family, loved ones and colleagues all together at once. Apparently, according to Zaobao, a local media source, everyone had gathered to watch a video together. It started with the couple happy and together, enjoying themselves. Then, new footage appears – camera footage of the bride entering a hotel room with another guy. Knowing she was rumbled, the bride sprints out the room and runs away.

The Investigation

Apparently, the groom is a well-off businessman and hired a private detective to trail his wife after expecting she was messing around. Known as Ms Zhuo, of the AJAX Investigation and Security Services firm, the agent carried out the necessary duties and found that the suspicions were right.

Following the bride to be or six weeks, she noticed her meeting up with another guy and then caught footage of the second meeting, things changed. Speaking to Zaobao, Zhuo explained.

“They went up to the room together, but one of them left first before the other. However, they both came out of the same room.”

While they could have been doing anything in there, it hardly looks good. Some, though, think it’s a touch too vindictive and could have been handled without ruining her personal and professional integrity.

What do you think? Was it too much?

Your wedding is supposed to be the most amazing day of your life. Where nothing else matters; you have joined together in union with your loved one – you finally have the one. It’s the moment that nearly everyone dreams of – the big .
 
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Are You Brave Enough for The Scary Clown Motel?

Are you suffering from coulrophobia? If your answer is yes, you should probably skip this text. If you do not know that this word describes someone who has fear of clowns, read the story of The Clown Motel from Nevada.

Although the name of hotel may sound to you like a scary book by Stephen King or just another horror movie, this is a real place, located in Tonopah, Nevada. This former mining town has convenient inn for truckers, bikers and other travelers traveling long road. But, this is not a really good place for you if you fear clowns. The first ones are located outside the motel, and it is pretty easy to guess what is expecting you. Other clowns will be waiting you inside- in the lobby there is a human- sized clown in a chair, holding in his lap- yes, you guessed it- a clown. The front office also has numerous shelves filled with clowns (it is estimated that there are over 500 of them!), but that is not all. Every room in this motel is clown- themed, with portraits of famous clowns on doors and walls.

And, if this all is not scary enough, the location of Old Tonopah Cemetery will contribute to atmosphere of creepiness. It is located just beside the motel, giving this location a perfect spot for restless night.

Tonopah currently has population of about 2,500 people, but in the previous century, this was a perspective city with population of about 50,000, mainly miners. Actually, Tonopah was considered second richest strike of silver in Nevada. The cemetery was founded in 1901, and in following years, around 300 people were buried here. Their graves were marker with wooden crosses, and tin signs contain their names. Beside miners, among buried people there are town citizens who died in plague in 1902, and miners who died in 1911, in fire inside the mine. Today, there is a wooden fence surrounding the graveyard… and all of this can be seen from room of The Clown Motel.

Although you may expect stories about strange events, there are no evidences of such activities. In the online world, this motel is characterized as “eccentric, offering free Internet and mini breakfast”. Yet, many guests make request for staff to remove or cover clown paintings in rooms.

When The Clown Motel became famous on the Internet, people decided to go to Tonopah in order to spend the night there. The entire story brought to this location the title of “America’s scariest motel”. As expected, this motel attracts mainly young people expecting something supernatural and scary. However, Bob and Deborah Perchetti, owners of motel for over 20 years, state that this is a family oriented place, and that they are always pleased to receive feedback from their customers. Bob also said the title brought much publicity, and he believes that this is good for his business.

So, The Clown Motel might just be the perfect place for rest between Las Vegas and Reno…if you are brave enough to stay here!

Are you suffering from coulrophobia? If your answer is yes, you should probably skip this text. If you do not know that this word describes someone who has fear of clowns, read the story of The Clown Motel from Nevada.

Although the name of hotel may sound to...

Entertainment

UNBELIEVABLE: Weirdest Laws Still in Use Today

There is no need to write an intro about this article, it’s really self-explanatory, some people still have really strange laws in their countries…

It’s illegal to hold a salmon under suspicious circumstances in the UK. I really don’t know how anyone can look suspicious holding a fish. This is some fishy law they have in the UK…

It’s illegal to run out of gas on the Autobahn in Germany. Like all Germans, you have to be disciplined, have no sense of humor, and be precise as a Swiss watch. This law, I presume, is used to lower the risk of accidents on the Autobahn. Imagine driving 120mph when all of a sudden a small car appears in front of you… Yeah, the law seems a little stupid when you first look at it but I guess it’s kind of useful.

 

Next, we go over to Japan, the land that brought us sumo wrestling. These hypocrites say it’s illegal to be fat. Could you imagine sumo wrestling with two extremely thin guys? There are some stupid laws around the world, but this is really idiotic.

It’s illegal in Chicago to eat in a place that is on fire. Yes, you read it well. Imagine being in a restaurant which is burning, people screaming and shouting around while you enjoy your obviously hot meal and a cop approaches you to write you a fine. I really wonder how many people got tickets for disobeying this law.

In 2007, the Chinese government passed a law that is somewhat absurd. This law states that it’s illegal for Tibetan monks to reincarnate without the government’s approval. This is either a joke, or the Chinese know something we don’t…

This one is my personal favorite. In Scotland, if a stranger knocks on your door and asks to use the bathroom (toilet), you must let them enter and use it. This is a good law for Scottish people with a weak bladder.

In Samoa, it’s illegal to forget your wife’s birthday. Well, we can all assume that this law was brought by some woman whose husband forgot her birthday often. Every man around the world gets punished if he forgets his wife’s birthday, but in Samoa, you are actually breaking the law.

There is a law in Turkey that states that it’s illegal for men over 80 years of age to become pilots. In my opinion, the Turkish government had some free time to declare laws that are obvious even before they were brought up.

Have you ever wondered why Drake, the Weeknd and Justin Bieber are so popular in Canada? Well, maybe one law in Canada can explain this. It is legally required for Canadian radio stations to play Canadian songs often. To be exact, at least 20% of all songs played on radio must be from Canadian singers.

Now, the mother of all laws around the world. This one comes from the Philippines and it states, I kid you not, that an annoying person can be fined for being annoying. If this law was accepted around the world, this planet would be such a beautiful place to live.

There is no need to write an intro about this article, it’s really self-explanatory, some people still have really strange laws in their countries…
It’s illegal to hold a salmon under suspicious circumstances in the UK. I really don’t know...

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Ladybug as a Lucky Charm

Even though they come in a variety of colors, ladybugs are usually recognized as red, tiny animals with black spots. They are popular in many cultures and various superstitions are associated with them.

Ladybug, a symbol of protection

During the Middle Age, ladybugs were believed to be the symbol of protection.
Stories were connected with farmers, and their problems with aphids ruining their crops. Desperate farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary, asking for help. The Virgin Mary sent help to distressed farmers, in form of thousands of ladybugs which were able to annihilate the aphids and to eventually save the crops. Farmers first called them “Beetles of Our Lady”, eventually evolving into their today’s name, referencing still to the Virgin Mary.
Today, a ladybug is still used as a lucky charm, for safety and protection, against harms of all type.
They are also believed to keep a person safe and healthy, and thus often found on baby and child clothes.
A gift with including ladybug image on it is believed to bring to receive love, happiness, and prosperity. If a ladybug lands on you, you will receive good news. It is believed that if a ladybug lands on an object, you will receive a newer and better version of it.

Ladybug and Love

It is a common belief that if a ladybug lands on the hand of an unmarried woman, she will get married within a year. This is pictured in a poem:
This lady-fly I take from the grass
Whose spotted back might scarlet red surpass?
Fly, lady-bird; north, south, or east or west
Fly where the man is found that I love best.
John Gay, The Shepherd’s Week – 1714

Symbolism of a ladybug for the Newborn Babies

Besides the fact they are considered carriers of fortune and security, there are additional reasons why ladybug symbols should be associated with newborn babies.
They are considered to be lucky for babies as they bring auspicious blessings to them.
Italian nickname for ladybugs “commaruccia” can be translated as “little midwives”, once again indicating their importance.
This symbolism of plentiful blessings made the clothing and other various stuff with ladybugs very popular for both kids and adults.

Self-confidence of a ladybug

Ladybugs are really small creatures, yet, they are capable of protecting themselves from larger opponents.
And really, when ladybug feels endangered, it will release an unpleasant odor, repulsive for the predator, chasing him away in his search for food.
This is often noted by people, commenting that a ladybug is an excellent example how a small and self-reliant a creature can be at the same time.
Association with Virgin Mary
The folklore legends say that this was the favorite of Virgin Mary. Mother of Jesus has been associated with ladybugs for centuries.
It is also believed that seven spots on this tiny animal represent the Seven Joys of Mary, others claim those are the Seven Sorrows of Mary.

Do not kill a ladybug!

To kill a ladybug is considered an extremely bad luck. If you, unfortunately, do so, you will be on the list of Virgin Mary for nine days.
Ladybug images are placed sometimes on tiles on the street of Netherland. It is believed they represent a protest against the violence of irrational kind.

Even though they come in a variety of colors, ladybugs are usually recognized as red, tiny animals with black spots. They are popular in many cultures and various superstitions are associated with them.

Ladybug, a symbol of protection
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The Story of Turquoise Gem

One of the world’s oldest and most famous gems is turquoise. Archaeologists have confirmed that the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt have worn a lot of jewelry with turquoise, and that Chinese artist used these stones for carving arts as back as 3,000 years ago. Today, this is the national gem of Tibet, and there is a belief that this stone brings health, fortune and protection from evil forces.

The name is derived back in the 13th century from french word „pierre tourques“, translated „Turkish stone“. This is an indicator that the material probably appeared in Europe at this time, from Turkish traders.

The stone is often called gemstone of life, and throughout history, it has been used as a holy stone, captivating power, health, and fortune. In ancient cultures, it was given to riders as a talisman, to protect them and their horses from accidental falls.

This gem is found in many cultures- Ancient Egypt, Persian Empire, Ancient China and up to Native Americans. It can be found in some important relics such as King Tutankhamun’s golden mask or sword of Goujian. Grave furnishing with turquoise was discovered in Ancient Egypt, dating around 3,000 B.C. Even older relic (dating 3,700 years B.C.) was found in China, in a form of dragon made of 2,000 pieces of turquoise. Turquoise became popular with the decline of church’s influence, allowing the use of gem in various purposes. In Persia, the gem was worn around the neck or wrist, with the purpose of protection against death. Stone was also used for interior and exterior decoration of important objects. During centuries, Persian turquoise is believed to be the most valuable. Native American tribes, including Navajo, Apache and Zuni, used this stone extensively in jewelry. Once again, it is used for it alleged healing properties and protection. Warriors placed gems at the end of arrows, in order to assure accurate shots.

Turquoise is formed when water passes through stones containing copper and aluminum. Various and complex conditions are needed in order to make possible a chemical reaction where deposits of turquoise are formed. The blue color is stronger when there is copper. Likewise, aluminum presence makes shades of turquoise more greenish. If mineral zinc is present, the gem attains yellow-green color, as it is seen rarely and only in few areas. In some cases, there are dark marks, in forms of drops or veins. This is usually associated with the presence of various iron stones. Today’s term „Persian turquoise“ is used for stones without these dark traces.

Turquoise jewelry usually has hardness 5-6 on the Mohs scale. The hardest gems are the ones found on surface sources, having the chance to dry. Softer gems resemble chalk. Natural gems are cut and polished, but no changes are made.

It can change color as it absorbs body oil and moisture. Jewelry can easily be scratched, so handle it gently. It should be kept away from harder stones, or another object. Oils, perfumes or commercial cleaners can damage even modified turquoise. Warm water with mild soap is powerful enough for cleaning.

Turquoise is considered to be a birthstone for December, besides zircon and it is stone recommended for Aquarius, Taurus and Sagittarius.

One of the world’s oldest and most famous gems is turquoise. Archaeologists have confirmed that the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt have worn a lot of jewelry with turquoise, and that Chinese artist used these stones for carving arts as back as 3,000 years...

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Weirdest Medical Conditions Known to Man

The title of this article speaks for itself so we`ll cut to the chase and start with our list leaving out the medical mumbo-jumbo and Latin terms.

Walking corpse syndrome

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This is a very rare mental disorder where the person affected with this disorder actually believes he or she is missing a body part or even dead. People who suffer from this disorder usually don’t take baths, don’t eat and tend to deny their existence. Some people with this disorder go to the graveyard to be with their own kind (talk about stiffs). The first brain scan done on a patient with this disorder showed extremely low brain activity in areas which are connected with motor function, memory and sensory information, almost the same as to someone who is in a vegetative state.

Vampire syndrome

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This is also a very rare disorder and only one in a million people have it. No, it`s not about people sucking blood from other humans with their fangs and turning into bats when necessary. Actually, people who have the vampire syndrome are extremely sensitive to UV rays. Even a short exposure to sunlight can cause extreme skin burns, and eventually cancer. There are some available treatments for this disorder but the best way to stay safe is to completely avoid sunlight, just like a vampire would.

Foreign accent syndrome

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If this syndrome wasn’t real, it would make everyone around the people who have it laugh their eyes out. This syndrome is, in fact, real and makes the people who have it talk in foreign accents even if they never visited that region in their life. It`s not unusual for people who have it to mix several accents in one sentence. This disorder is usually a side effect of stroke or other severe brain injuries. There is no cure for this syndrome, but people can have extensive speech therapy to reduce the severity of this disorder.

Congenital insensitivity to pain

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Imagine if you didn’t feel any physical pain at all. Well, some people can`t feel pain from their birth. This might seem like a cool superpower but it`s actually really dangerous. People with this condition can`t feel any pain which can lead to serious injuries. They can feel the difference between hot and cold, sharp and dull but not enough to warn affected people they are being injured at the time. Broken bones, wounds and other physical injuries can go undetected for some time which can make things more serious than they originally were.

Alien hand syndrome

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This is a very weird syndrome where people can`t control one of their limbs. It`s like a hand has a mind of its own, grabbing random things, unbuttoning a shirt or even hitting the person it`s attached to. Picture that you see someone choking himself, while trying to stop his own arm from doing that. This scene may look like a cheesy horror movie but in fact, it is fairly rare but a real medical condition. People who have this condition suffer mostly mentally. Well, imagine something really embarrassing you can do with one hand when you`re on the street or in a crowded place.

The title of this article speaks for itself so we`ll cut to the chase and start with our list leaving out the medical mumbo-jumbo and Latin terms.
Walking corpse syndrome

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