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A word spoken is past recalling
Words we vocalize every day seem ordinary and familiar to us. We even get the feeling that, for instance, the word “chauffeur” existed forever. There is only this slight nuance: cars themselves re a little over hundred years old… Hence, things aren’t that simple when it comes to our day-to-day vocabulary. Well then, why not recollect interesting stories of other words origin?
12.05.2017 | history, illustration
ROYAL MIGRAINE
It seems that Movers and Shakers of our world cannot fall ill with such typical for mere mortal diseases like rash or gastric ulcer. They gravitate to mental disorders which apparently affected their genius. OUTLOOK had a good dig into the history of physical illness tortured Empress Catherine, great mind Voltaire, writer Swift and other famous personalities.
04.08.2015 | oddities, illustration
Mentality bank
OUTLOOK, writes about variety of national features, tries, as far as it is possible, to help readers learn other cultures, for you to at least be prepared, should you happen to be in this or the other country. The notorious joke about the boxer and trousers edge spread around the world (its capable of reading part, at least) as far back as in 1980 the moment “Solo on Underwood” was published in New York...
10.04.2015 | society, illustration
Muse, descend! Inspiration recipes of great writers
What, to your mind, one shall do to catch the Muse or to get in an inspirational mood? ‘Listen to classical music, eat more antioxidants enhancing brain activity or just take a walk in the fresh air’, you would reply. Not in the least! Many great men of letters thought differently and stirred up their inspiration in completely unexpected ways. Things unusual for average person are quite right for an artist.
Space as a syndrome
“I’ve been in heaven and I was floating like an angel, overlooking the Earth. I knew it was going to be a risky adventure so I prepared myself for the worst. But the whole six day I was experiencing nothing but euphoria”, said Dennis Tito, an American millionaire and the first space tourist, when back on Earth. But is everything really that wonderful?
21.05.2014 | science, medicine, illustration
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