Walking the Plank: Strange Fictions and Stranger Truths in Pirates of the Caribbean

“Last time you left me with a pistol and one shot,” says Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), about to be stranded on a small island in the Caribbean by the villainous Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush). This scene demonstrates exactly the sort of punishment that was dealt to wayward members of a pirate crew. Unfortunately, Sparrow is then made to walk a comically long plank and dive into the crystal waters below. In the long history of piracy, not a single pirate or pirate victim has taken the plunge from a wooden plank into a watery grave. This entertaining ritual, featured in countless pirate movies and generally accepted as a pirate tradition, is nothing more than an invention of Hollywood. It never happened. Many a pirate was tossed overboard unceremoniously, but never with aid of a plank. Perhaps the idea never occurred to them. Or perhaps it would simply take “Too long!” […]

France to ban dozens of glyphosate weedkillers amid health risk debate

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s health and environment agency said on Monday it was banning dozens of glyphosate-based weedkillers, most of the volume of such products sold in France, ruling there was insufficient data to exclude health risks. The ANSES agency was withdrawing the marketing license for 36 products which would no longer be authorized for use after the end of next year, it said in a statement. The products accounted for nearly three-quarters of the volume of glyphosate products sold last year in France, the European Union’s biggest agricultural producer, it said. Applications to launch four new glyphosate-based products had also been rejected, ANSES added. Glyphosate, first developed by Bayer’s Monsanto unit under the brand Roundup, has been a focus of controversy since a World Health Organization agency concluded in 2015 that it probably causes cancer. Bayer denies the charge. Bayer is facing potentially costly lawsuits in the United States […]

Schlemmertopf Clay Pot Recipes – Fun Cooking for a Healthy Holiday Diet

We all desire to eat healthy so we try to get a good diet every day. But it’s hard to do that on the Christmas season where food is abundant. One of the modern ways to maintain a good eating lifestyle even on the holidays is preparing food in clay pots – and Schlemmertop can be your partner. The original glazed Schlemmertop is a type of clay cookware with a lightly-glazed bottom to offer more advantages to cooking in clay. If washing cookware is a daunting process for you, you will find glazed clay pot easier to clean as food particles, flavors, spices, and odors are not absorbed into the pot. While this clay is glazed, it offers the same healthy meals, without added fats and oils, that unglazed clay cookware can give. With it, your food is also cooked in their natural juices, with all liquids, flavor, taste, nutrients […]

Blue Screen Error 0x0000008e – Effective Repair Tips

The blue screen error 0x0000008e is usually caused by a virus named Antivirus XP 2008; You may find it strange that this antivirus program is actually a virus itself. That is right, and that is what you get for downloading free software on the internet; without proper assessment and verification on the authenticity of the product and the credibility of the company that offers to give you the free download proposition. The free offers are usually found on one of those annoying pop-up online advertisements that present to give you free virus scan and clean up. Once you fell into their trap of downloading the software and installing it on your computer, various problems may occur; eventually leading to the dreaded blue screen error 0x0000008e. One of the horrendous effects of this problem is eventual data loss of your important files and valuable programs installed in your laptop. That is […]

Fantasy Cricket World Cup Gives Unique Experience Of Being Part Of Real One

There is different charm altogether of cricket world cup, after all this event happens after every four years. Being part of cricket world cup is most flourished desire of a cricket fan. What a wonderful thing it would be to a fan if this comes true. Fantasy cricket world cup is such a fantastic medium to fulfill dream of playing cricket by own will. For playing fantasy cricket world cup, you don’t need to go to any ground. You just require an internet-enabled computer and the desire to participate and play. Fantasy cricket world cup fills fans with the enthusiasm, action and emotion of a real world cup. The websites providing fantasy cricket world cup are innumerable. You need to hunt those websites giving chance to play fantasy cricket world cup. After searching that website, you get yourself registered to become a member to play the game. Each websites has […]

Big Brother 7 – Week Two

The Big Brother house is always unpredictable during its lengthy run and the most dangerous thing punters can do is try and pre-empt who will be up for eviction before the nominations are announced and then bet accordingly. This very occurrence took place this week, with Grace Adams-Short seemingly in the firing line. Grace had been seen all week seemingly picking on Nikki and bitching about her behind her back and also bed-hopping between Mikey and George, before the latter left the house on his own accord. Also, being a female in the house is usually bad news as far as eviction survival is concerned because should they go head to head with a male house member, they are usually voted out by the public, very often by a large percentage. On the betting exchanges, Grace was trading at around 6/10 and had been as low as 1/2, making her […]

Body Modification – Body Piercing

Body piercing has become a significant trend in Western culture. Ear piercing came into practice in the early 1980’s when modern piercing techniques were invented and became hygienic. Western culture has no known history or tradition of body piercing but is seen by many as teenage rebellion and by the teens as significant, ritualistic body modification with a cult following, contributing to a sense of belonging. The body art scene started on the West Coast and now many kids and adults can be seen all over the world with nose rings, eyebrow and lip piercings and stretched ear loops. Another facet of body piercing called play piercing is performed purely for the sensation of being pierced, the holes made in the body are not permanent and done purely for adornment and aesthetics. Piercing has its origins 4,000 years ago in the Middle East and mentions of ‘Shanf’ (nose ring) are […]

How to Charge For a Teleseminar – Effective Pricing Models

Teleseminars are an effective way to broaden studying content material merchandise. They’re additionally an effective way to construct your data or recommendation trade. But they do take time and it is important to get a go back on that point again within the type of source of revenue. But how? Well there are a minimum of ten other ways or trade fashions to get a go back from a teleseminar. These come with: 1. The freemium. 2. Direct fees 3. Aggregate charging 4. Record and promote as a virtual product (MP3). 5. Record, transcribe and promote as a combined virtual product. 6. Record and promote as a CD (i.e. bodily product). 7. Record, transcribe and promote as a CD and e-book. 8. Record and promote as a CD (bodily) with a virtual model (MP3). 9. Record, transcribe and promote as a CD and e-book with instant get admission to to […]

Suitable Types Of Bicycle For Alpine Mountain Biking

In the past two decades or so, Alpine mountain biking has gone from a somewhat niche sport enjoyed by semi-serious hobbyists and competitive cyclists to widen its appeal considerably to include other demographics. A few timely marketing campaigns, coupled with the area’s natural charm, has caused many people’s heads to turn towards the French and Swiss mountains as a potential destination for an active family or couples’ holiday. With this increase in popularity came, of course, a parallel boom in sales for sports bikes, namely mountain bikes. Alpine mountain biking is considerably more demanding, in terms of sturdiness and technical features, than road cycling, and many potential enthusiasts wishing to engage in this activity find themselves forced to purchase a new, better bike. And that, usually, is where the doubts begin. The reason so many hobbyists have questions which bike is the best has to do with the fact that […]

How to Become a CompTIA Security + Certified

This vendor-neutral certification is popular among IT enthusiasts who have some prior experience in IT administration and want to shift their focus to security. Mobile devices and cloud computing have changed the way that business is done. Hence, with the massive amount of data transmitted on networks, security has become an essential part of any organization. This certification validates the skill-set required to make the data flow safer and deter hackers. Objectives of CompTIA Security + Certification The primary objective of this certification is to validate that the student is proficient in security measures to be adopted to deter network attacks. The exam aims to confirm that the examinee has adequate information about the following fields: Competence in Network Security Proficiency in Cryptography Knowledge of identity management and access control Ability to detect threat and vulnerabilities Ability to secure application, data and host information Ability to create the infrastructure to […]

The Best FOREX Price Action Trading Indicator – Shift Theory Ratio Price Action Analysis

There is a new category of technical analysis available for trading the FOREX markets. It is called Shift Theory and this new technique is based on Shift Ratios that break down the three main types of chart conditions: Choppy Markets Up Trending Markets Down Trending Markets What Shift Theory Ratios do is focus on the important data and ignores the data that is responsible for false signals and noise. The Shift Theory trading approach works better than any other form of technical analysis because it focuses on the science of price analysis. Most technical analysis today focuses on the closing price as the main piece of data that is analyzed. The main issue with that is the closing price is a moving target. A lot traders don’t realize that indicators are nothing more than measuring tools and they need to be treated that way. When it comes to measuring price […]

Random Facts Versus Whole Science Approach to Homeschool Teaching

When it comes to learning science, most of us were taught in the public school system, which is a big proponent of the random fact teaching methodology. In other words, science was a single subject taught in a vacuum separate from other subjects. When it comes to teaching difficult or complex subjects such as science, it makes more sense to take a holistic approach. Here’s why. The Science Random Fact Junk Drawer There has been much news lately about the American education crisis in regards to a lack of interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) disciplines. The United States is falling behind other developed countries when it comes to new technologies and discoveries, mainly because it is producing fewer graduates with related degrees. One of the reasons for this lack of interest in STEM disciplines is due to the way kids are taught. Students often learn a bit of […]

These Will Be the Big Stories of 2018

Weihnachtsgans with chestnut stuffing… rotkraut… salzkartoffeln… plus a steamed and roasted ente, and, of course, a ham. And don’t forget the mustard, scharfer senf. Yep… I’m still thinking of the Christmas supper I prepared for family and friends a week ago. As you can see, I decided to go full-on Deutsch. My family on my father’s side came from the Ländle (“dear land” in the local dialect) of Baden-Württemberg in the 1860s, by way of Baltimore. Sometimes I hear those ancestors calling to me, as I learned they can do when I lived in Africa. You don’t hear their voices, of course; you just get a feeling. That’s their language. This year, they said: “Gans zu Weihnachten, von Jungen!” The most important thing I’ve learnt from my German ancestors is this: Nothing is permanent. Eventually, change will come. When you live in the middle of European history, it’s inevitable. Best […]

Understanding Source Codes and Object Code

Object code and source code actually refer to before and after versions of different computer programs that have been compiled before it can run on the computers. Source codes consist of different programming statements created by programmers using visual programming or text editor tools. They are then saved into file form. A good example is where a programmer can choose to use C language types in a certain sequence of statements falling in the C language. This can be done using a text editor and then saved in the form of a file that has a name. This file has the source code and it can be compiled using C compiler and these results into output. It is the compiled file that is called object code. The object code file contains different instructions which can be understood by a processor but it is a language that human beings can have […]

Welcome To Vietnam – Budget Travel Paradise

Vietnam is becoming a very popular travel destination. People have put Vietnam on their itinerary for 2 main reasons: Vietnam travel is a great bargain for the budget minded tourist and when they arrive in Vietnam they are greeted by great hosts. Airfares to Vietnam are bargains if you shop. You can be in Ho Chi Minh City (known as Saigon to the Vietnamese in the south) from the west coast of the United States in less than 19 hours and this includes a 1 ½ hour layover. Domestic transportation is cheap! An open tour bus ticket from Saigon to Hanoi costs less than $30.00 and your get to see some of the greatest scenery imaginable. Don’t want to take the bus? Comfortable trains and fast planes are available. A two hour flight from Saigon to Hanoi is about $100.00. Tourist hotels are cheap and inviting. The staffs are helpful […]

Keanu Reeves Exercise Routine – Build a Flexible Body in Just 7 Weeks!

Keanu Reeves is a good-looking, tall and rather well toned. His slick glance within the Matrix films is solely surprising. His flexibility and obvious ease in appearing and the motion sequences is simply thoughts blowing. Men everywhere envy him and girls simply love him. To get a stylish and graceful seem like his, you want to apply a balanced vitamin. Working out and getting sufficient leisure could also be crucial for development an excellent look.  Diet plan Consuming a low fats and top protein vitamin will assist you to care for your health ranges. Eating quite a lot of pasta, hen, greens and rice is recommended to achieve muscle tissues. Vegetables and culmination which might be top in fiber have anti-oxidants that assist you to to lose fats. You will have to additionally shopper protein dietary supplements between diets. There are many dietary supplements like whey, casein and creatine that […]

Amit Shah Touching Nithyananda’s Feet? Nope, Look Again

According to the website, the man who can be seen in other photos sitting beside, standing beside and eventually touching Nithyananda’s feet was the High Commissioner of Mauritius in India, Jagdishwar Goburdhun. A photo of Nithyananda with Goburdhun at the event. More Goburdhun was present at the celebrations on 9 July 2017 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nithyananda’s Ashram’s two major institutions, Nithyananda Gurukul and Nithyananda University. The agreement was to lead to the establishment of both these institutions in Mauritius in partnership with the government of the Republic of Mauritius. Here is a video from the celebrations. From 5.50 onwards, Goburdhun can be seen holding the document with MoU and then speaking at the event. Goburdhun and Nithyananda signed the MoU on the auspicious day of Guru Poornima, 9 July 2017. Goburdhun sign the official paperwork to open a Nithyananda Gurukul and Nithyananda University in Mauritius. […]

Activist Thunberg turns spotlight on indigenous struggle at climate summit

MADRID (Reuters) – Teen activist Greta Thunberg turned a spotlight on the struggles of the world’s indigenous peoples against climate change on Monday, appearing at a U.N. summit alongside other young campaigners furious at the West’s failure to tackle the crisis. Indigenous communities from the United States to South America and Australia have mounted increasingly vocal campaigns against new fossil fuel projects in recent years, finding common cause with the young European activists inspired by Thunberg. Pursued by a media scrum ever since arriving at the two-week conference last week after crossing the Atlantic by catamaran, Thunberg stayed largely silent during her first official appearance at the summit, to allow a young Native American, a Ugandan, a Philippine and a Pacific islander to speak. “Their rights are being violated across the world and they are also among the ones being hit the most and the quickest by the climate and […]

What Are Your Options For Bad Credit Debt Loans?

Those ready to get out of debt or to make their budget more manageable have probably considered a debt loan. This basically takes your current loans and combines them into one more manageable loan. While it may not necessarily make your payments lower each month, at least your money is going to one place and may have a clearer end date rather than various debts that never seem to go away. It’s a great way for those with bad credit to help improve their finances and get their budget back on track. This is a great way to get your debts paid off and work towards becoming debt-free. So what are the options for bad credit debt loans? How to Qualify Most people with bad credit fear they will not be approved for future loans. When the car breaks down and it’s time to get a new loan or your […]