Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Poveglia is a small island located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. According to legend, during Roman times it was used to isolate thousands of plague victims, and during the three occasions when the Black Death spread through Europe, the island was effectively used as a lazaretto and plague pit – it was considered an efficient way of keeping the infected people separated from the healthy. According to this version, over 160,000 people died on the island throughout its history. Another legend surrounds a building erected in 1922 on the island, which was used for various purposes, including usage as a mental hospital. The legend states that a particular mental health doctor tortured and butchered many of the patients, before going "mad" and jumping to his death from the bell tower. According to that same legend, he survived the fall, but was 'strangled by a mist that came up from the ground'. Its ruins remain to this day.
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Sunday, October 7, 2012
I think you all have heard this story. 76-year-old Hong Kong billionaire offers $65 million to a man who will win the heart of his daughter. There is a tiny problem. His daughter, 33-year-old Cecil Chao Sze-tsung, has just married her girlfriend of seven years Seab Eav in France. Here are photos of Cecil Chao Sze-tsung. She is a pretty girl.
Players of an Irish team the Dublin Minors met Daniel Radcliffe shortly after winning the All-Ireland football championship Sunday. The actor was just walking across a street in Dublin, Ireland. They asked him to celebrate with them, and Daniel agreed. Radcliffe stayed at the pub for a couple of hours and left while he had to be back on set at 8 a.m. Athletes paid for the taxi because the actor didn't have any money on him.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
According to Wikipedia the Dubai Fountain is a record-setting choreographed fountain system set on the 30-acre manmade Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of the Downtown Dubai development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was designed by WET Design, the California-based company responsible for the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas. Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 25 colored projectors, it is 275 m (902 ft) long and shoots water 240 feet into the air accompanied by a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and world music. It was built at a cost of AED 800 million (USD 218 million).
Thursday, October 4, 2012
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
26-year-old Christina Staggs used to weigh 310 lbs (140 kg) when someone told her that she has something in common with Angelina Jolie. And Christina had a dream to aim for. Now, 16 months later she weighs only half of what she used to weigh - 155 lbs (70 kg). Does she look like Angelina Jolie? Not exactly. But she definitely became a very attractive woman. Take a look.