A few years ago, my English brother-in-law — a project manager at a manufacturing company — started writing novels. His first book was about a widowed man in northern England trying to raise a teenage son against the backdrop of a challenging post-Thatcher economy.
Macmillan, a major publishing house, promptly bought and released the novel, and it did very well across the pond. My brother-in-law seemed to have a shot at becoming the next Nick Hornby: a writer of domestic stories about the modern British family.
May 20, 2017
Dec 12, 2013
The Voynich Manuscript is a medieval document written in a nameless script and in an unknown language. For over one hundred years people have tried to break the code to not avail. The overall impression given by the existing leaves of the manuscript suggests that it was meant to serve as a pharmacopoeia or to address topics in medieval or early modern medicine.
However, the puzzling details of illustrations have fueled many theories about the book’s origins, the contents of its text, and the idea for which it was intended.
The document contains illustrations that recommend the book is in six parts: Herbal, Astronomical, Biological, Cosmological, Pharmaceutical, and recipes.
Sep 19, 2013
In the later half of 1888, London was terrorized by a sequence of murders in the east end mainly in the White chapel region. The name Jack the Ripper was in use from a letter sent to a newspaper at the occasion by someone claiming to be the murderer. The victims were characteristically prostitutes who had their throats cut and bodies mutilated. In some cases the bodies were exposed just minutes after the ripper had left the scene.
The police at the time had many suspects but could never find adequate evidence to convict anyone. In modern times there has even been some assumption that Prince Albert Victor was the killer. Even with modern police methods, no further light has been shed on the murders in current times. To this date no one knows who the ripper was.
Aug 12, 2013
According to NASA, Astronomers have discovered a giant, bright, dark magenta planet — dubbed GJ 504b — that has the lowest mass of any planet ever photographed around a sun-like star outside our own solar system. The pink exoplanet is about the size of Jupiter, but is about four times the mass. The scientists believe it has warmth of around 460 degrees Fahrenheit.
In addition its color, the planet is extraordinary because of its distance from its sun, GJ 504 or 59 Virginis — almost nine times the distance Jupiter orbits the sun, or 43.5 astronomical units. This is among the hardest planets to explain in a conventional planet-formation framework, supposed researcher Markus Janson. Its discovery implies that we require to seriously considering alternative development theories. Through infrared imaging, astronomers have taken photos of a giant, magenta-hued planet orbiting its sun, 57 light-years from Earth.
Jul 9, 2013
There was mystifying creatures appeared in England. At the Oxwich Gower beach Peninsula, next to Swansea, Wales. This creatures like a giant. It believing came from subterranean by the sea. The creatures have body approximately 3 meters long. Hundreds of people on the seashore had also seen this mysterious animal. This creature is similar to alien from another planet.
Actually this creature is a sea worm and regularly it fix on the wood. Because it big and with a lot of worms and it looks like strange creatures from the sea. Many people supposed that is like a floating swan Barnacles. Other interesting fact is that numerous people on Spain and Portugal consume this animal and the price is expensive.
Jun 29, 2013
A Chinese chicken lays an egg that weighs half a pound, has two yolks inside and contains one more fully-formed egg. The hen has been laying these unusual items for three weeks, according to its owner. She also says she attention the bird was dying as it struggled to lay the first mammoth egg.
Each of these massive eggs weighs around half a pound, and they attract a big crowd for their traditional cracking. The goods hold even more surprises inside. Once cracked, the eggs reveal two yolks and a whole additional egg within.
The 87-year-old owner of this remarkable bird says the animal has been laying eccentric eggs for the past three weeks. Initially, the elderly woman thought her chicken was dying when she spied it straining to lay the first of its monster eggs. The ending result is incredible she has never seen before. It is unclear what is causing this bird to be so generous, but the hen's owner believes the chicken's stable diet of rice is responsible.