A prolific author of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875) is renowned for his beloved 156 fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages and are still much beloved, particularly by children. He has gained an unparalleled level of international acclaim, with his works representing a foundational element of classic Western literary culture.
When I sat down to chat with director Mamoru Hosoda over Zoom last November, it had only been a few weeks since Facebook had announced its name change, and everyone seemed to be talking about the metaverse. Hosoda, meanwhile, was promoting his latest film: Belle, a modern reinterpretation of Beauty and the Beast that just so happened to be set in a metaverse-like virtual world. “I certainly didn’t expect Facebook to change their name during our promotional campaign,” he says.
Abigail Disney, Amy Berg, Evan Rachel Wood, Kathleen Hughes, Phoenix Rising, The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales. The Sundance Institute announced today two new premiere films that have been added to the 2022 Sundance Film Festival lineup. Selected for the Special Screenings section are The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales, directed by Abigail E. Disney and Kathleen Hughes, and Phoenix Rising, directed by Amy Berg.
Lawrence Brooks, the oldest known living American veteran of World War II, died early Wednesday morning, according to the National World War II Museum. He was 112. "He was a beloved friend, a man of great faith and had a gentle spirit that inspired those around him," said Stephen Watson, the museum's president and chief executive. "He proudly served our country during World War II, and returned home to serve his community and church. His kindness, smile and sense of humor connected him to generations of people who loved and admired him."
Many already know of the mass sighting of celestial phenomena or unidentified flying objects (UFO) occurred during 1561 above Nuremberg, viewed by many as a battle of sorts with extraterrestrial origins. Well, two brothers spotted something a tubular-shaped object floating in the sky on October 21, 2021 from a garden. Read more for another picture and additional information.
A 72-million-year-old dinosaur embryo was discovered inside a fossilized egg. And scientists are calling it one of the best-preserved specimens of its kind ever found. The embryo, named Baby Yingliang, was found in southern China, and it belongs to a toothless theropod dinosaur. "After careful fossil preparation, basically we see...
It is a sweltering hot day in July and excited tourists pour from giant buses, shuffling through the Arbeit Macht Frei gates of Auschwitz, camcorders at the ready. One of the visitors is Alina Peretti, my mother. It isn’t her first time at Auschwitz. In 1944, she came here as a girl with her sister, Juta, and mother, Olga, to be put to death.
The United States has had the largest and most powerful navy in the world since World War II. According to several reports, that is no longer true. China has a large fleet, based on the total number of ships, but several of them are extremely small compared to the size of the world’s largest warships […]
SCIENTISTS are embarking on a mission to unravel the mystery behind dozens of grisly child mummies buried in an underground tomb in Sicily. Remains of some of the 163 kids laid to rest at Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo will be examined using X-ray. They're among the 1,284 naturally mummified and...
Scientists have discovered the first “true” millipede and it looks like it was pulled straight from the horror dimension.
Eumillipes Persephone is an eyeless millipede that has over 1,000 legs across its long body. Virginia Tech researchers found E. Persephone in the depths of Australia’s underground. Scientists say it’s the first super-elongated millipede from the country. It’s also the newest record holder for the animal with the greatest number of legs.
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This 1,306-leg millipede looks like a horror movie monster
Eumillipes persephone is named after the Greek queen...
A 70-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur egg discovered in China is giving scientist the opportunity to study dinosaur incubation. Nicknamed Baby Yingliang — after the Chinese museum where it was discovered — the fossil preserves the embryonic skeleton of an oviraptorid dinosaur and shows the baby dinosaur curled up perfectly inside, CNN reported.
Japan and Singapore once again held the two most powerful passports in the world for 2022, according to the Henley Passport Index. Passport holders from the two countries — which also tied for first place last year — are able to enter 192 different destinations around the world without a visa, not taking into account the effect of COVID-19-related restrictions. They were followed by Germany and South Korea, which tied for second place with access to 190 destinations visa-free.
The dramatic collapse of Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano in December 2018 resulted from long-term destabilizing processes, and was not triggered by any distinct changes in the magmatic system that could have been detected by current monitoring techniques, new research has found. The volcano had been erupting for around six...
A Canadian doctor helped a woman deliver a baby 35,000 feet in the air last month during an overnight flight from Doha, Qatar, to Entebbe, Uganda, according to a report on Saturday. On the plane on 5 December, the Qatar Airways staff asked if there was a doctor on board.Dr Aisha Khatib — who was travelling for work and medical training — thought someone on the plane was having a heart attack.In an interview with the BBC, Dr Khatib was quoted as saying: “I see a crowd of people gathered around the patient.”Dr Khatib found that a 25-year-old unidentified...
CAMBRIDGE, England — Earth was nothing more than a giant ocean of lava 3.6 billion years ago, according to new research. The planet’s oldest rocks show that the planet’s magma sea was hundreds of miles deep and stretched across Earth’s surface. The rocks also contain the earliest evidence of microbial life and plate tectonics.
Tails of Iron launched a little while ago across Xbox, PC, and other platforms to relatively widespread acclaim. The game enjoys an 84 rating on Metacritic as of writing, but I feel that — like many indie titles — not enough people are aware of its existence. I'm here to use my limited platform to let you know that indeed, Tails of Iron is awesome, and you shouldn't be deterred by its Soulslike inspirations and comparisons.
Bea Pernia of Bea Interiors Design designed the recently opened Roc Luxe Hotel in Tulum, Quintana Roo on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. The Miami-based interior designer was inspired by Tulum’s natural habitat. A 12 ft. tall organic egg-shaped dome with trees and palms passing through the holes welcomes guests as they enter the lobby area. Bea worked with local artisans to design and manufacture most of the hotel’s wicker and teak wood furniture. Bea’s other hospitality projects include Hiyakawa restaurant and Crudos Art House in Miami.