The Origins Of Stage Magic
We have all been sitting in the audience and delighted by a stage magician at one time or another in our lives. They produce coins from nowhere, can handle cards better than any sharp and will make objects, animals and even people disappear and reappear, all with the audience mouths agape. A great stage magician […]
It is not hard to spot a retaining wall unless you live on a salt flat such as Lake Ayer in Australia or the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. They are the stone structures that support tonnes of soil and make flat areas for building, farming and civilization possible. Today there are many kinds of […]
There have been a lot of words written about the nature of intimacy and how men and women feel intimacy in different ways. Now before I go on I will make it very clear that I am talking about intimacy here, not sex. Sex and Intimacy are very different things. Don’t believe me? Then go […]
Since I was a child I had older wiser adults advise me on investment matters. ‘Brick and mortar son, the safest way to go.’ “A good property purchase will never depreciate!’ ‘Get yourself a house, you’ll never regret it.’ Now this advice may be all true and good, but in the light of the Global […]
Most married folk I meet have one common complaint about their wedding: The Cost! From the hundreds to thousands spent simply on the wedding cake to the thousands and even tens of thousands spent on a photographer weddings can cost up to a whole years income or more for the unwary. Here are the top […]
Throughout the world brides bedeck themselves in a vast variety of fashions. Whilst in the west we are used to the traditional Victorian style white gown resplendent with veil and train glittering with brocade and swimming in seed pearls. Throughout the world brides will wear a wide range of styles and fashions that reflect the […]
Humankind has always sought to alter the landscape to suit our purposes. Whether that is for agriculture, construction, mining or even the beautification of our surroundings.
Colossal Concrete! Concrete is one of the most ubiquitous substances used in modern construction. From making massive skyscrapers to building giant boats to cinder blocks used by students for makeshift furniture, concrete underpins our modern life. But this was not always so. The use of concrete as a building material disappeared from use after the […]
Trees are not only a source of lumber and materiel for the building of houses, bridges, for fencing and a million other uses but are also a source of information for the modern scientists. Tree stumps are the repositories of secrets from ages past. Most children know that if we count the rings on a […]
Since the dawn of civilization humankind have had to make use of and channel water for its purposes. Our civilizations have flourished where water is plentiful, withered and died when water becomes scarce.