Useful tips for learning a foreign language 9/13/2015 • Lynda Weappa

We are living in the epoch of globalization and many people come to realize that it's necessary to know more than just one language. But for grown-ups to learn a foreign language is not always an easy task. Here are several tips from polyglots who know the secret of mastering any language in a short time.

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Sudoku - one of the most exciting puzzles 9/12/2015 • Eli

Today people have numerous opportunities to spend their leisure time. Lots of computer games and on-line puzzles are developed and released almost every month, but thousands of people all over the world still prefer to spend free time trying to solve Sudoku!

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National September 11 Memorial & Museum 9/11/2015 • Terry Defoe

We all remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001. These terrorist attacks are unprecedented in recent history. It has made everybody realize that no country and no citizens are safe from murderers who are ready to sacrifice a great number of innocent people for the sake of their aims.

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The painted town 9/10/2015 • jennavene Wilson

Mexican authorities asked street artists to paint the houses of Palmitas, a small neighbourhood of the Mexican town Pachuca. The result exceeded all expectations!

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The Trulli of Alberobello 9/9/2015 • Charlotte Mills

Alberobello is a small town in Apulia, an Italian region situated at the South East of the Apennine peninsula. This town is famous for its unusual houses called trulli.

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14 facts about rain you possibly haven't heard of 9/8/2015 • Carla

"It's raining again" - how often people all around the world utter this phrase. It is no wonder, since rain is one of the most frequent natural phenomena and the most frequent type of precipitations. Yearly around 120 000 mi3 (500 000 km3) of water rain down the Earth. This is almost 20 times as much as the amount of water in all lakes of the largest country in the world Russia.

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A rare bird from the Andes that looks like a plush toy 9/7/2015 • Alma Jara

This funny creature that resembles a stuffed animal is actually a rare bird called Andean cock-of-the-rock. One of its distinctive features is a beak covered with feathers.

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We need to sleep no less than 8 hours per night! 9/6/2015 • Ferrari

How much sleep do we need? To answer this question let's consider the following experiment carried out by scientists from the Universities of Pennsylvania and Washington.The researchers invited 48 healthy grown-up people to participate in the experiment and divided them into four groups. Members of the first group had to spend two days in a row without sleep. Volunteers from the second group had only a four-hour sleep per night. The third group had a six-hour sleep every night. The fourth group slept for no less and no more than eight hours per night.

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The story of tender affection between a fisherman and a white shark turns out to be fake 9/5/2015 • Teresa henderson. ARTIST

In 2006 the Internet community was blown up by a story about a fisherman and a great white shark. Though nearly ten years have passed the story is still popular and is posted on different web sites once in a while.

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