quinta-feira, 27 de outubro de 2016

Waiter breaks finger of 2000 years old statue in British Museum

Hundreds of years ago ( to not say thousands ) a statue was built in Greece, named Venus from Townley. Although the original one was lost through history, a well made copy was found in 1775 in Rome. In fact, the name "Townley" referes to the guy who bought the copy found 241 years ago; and then, the heirs of this man sold the statue to the British Museum in 1805, where it belongs since then.

So, a few days ago the Museum was closed for a private party who would take place in the local. While preparing the food and taking care of everything, one of the waiters present acidentally hit the right hand of the statue with a powerful headbutt, what broke the statue's thumb. Considering the importance of the artifact to the Museum, it was restored and sent back to the museum. If the waiter was fired or not, we will never know.

Estátua foi comprada pelo Museu Britânico em 1805 (Foto: BBC)
British Museum, bought the statue in 1885.

 Vênus de Townley já foi restaurada desde o incidente, em dezembro passado (Foto: BBC/British Museum )
Venus of Townley. The statue had it's thumb completely restored.

Half of young Americans prefer meteor apocalypse than Trump or Hillary for president

Ellections season is coming, and lots of people aren't really satisfied with this fact. According to a survey in U.S.A involving young people from 18 to 35 years old, more than fifty percent of americans in this study would prefer a meteor apocalypse than having Donald Trump for president. Among Hillary Clinton, this number drops to "just" third of the asked ones, who would prefer a world -wide catastrophe than having her for presidence. Trump (Republican) and Hillary (Democrat) are leading one of the most competitive elections until this day in United States history, with people from both sides coming up with arguments for and against each one of them.

Some 23% of the 1,247 people aged 18 to 35 said they would prefer to see a meteor destroy the world than have Trump or Clinton in office.
Some 23% of the 1,247 people aged 18 to 35 said they would prefer to see a meteor destroy the world than have Trump or Clinton in office.

This shows how american young is really not relieved with the actual candidates.

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Donald Trump in all his majesty.
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Same goes to Hillary.

quinta-feira, 20 de outubro de 2016

Brave puppies "fight" against bear and save the day in California

In this Thursday morning 2 little puppies barked at a bear that was near a garden in Bradbury, California. Their owner, Christine Downs, took some photos of her dogs while they were trying to scare the wild animal away, a brown, 2 meters tall, bear. The dogs, who aren't bigger than a poodle, obviously were more than a match for the poor bear, who quikly left the area. With 2 dogs that looked more like giant wolf beasts, the bear decided it was not a clever idea to invade the yard. Nobody got hurt, althoug the bear will need some treatment after the incident.

Cachorrinhos corajosos 'encaram' urso em casa na Califórnia (Foto: Christine Downs/Facebook)
As you can clearly see, the bear turns away when realizes tha the garden is well protected.

quinta-feira, 6 de outubro de 2016

Scientists discover the biggest dinossaur in Brazil until then

The biggest dinossaur in Brazil until the present day was discovered in São Paulo. The dinossaur, who is 25 meters long (just like 2 buses) and lived in our planet during the Cetacean period was named in honor to the greek god of the seas: Poseidon. It's scientific name is Austroposeidon magnificus, because, due to it's enormous size and height, it should probably make the ground shake, just the sea god "used" to do.

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A. magnificus is the bigger one in this picture. Scientists suppose it used to eat the leaves in top of the trees.
The bones of this dinossaur were discovered almost 70 years ago, but just a week ago it started being studied. "We were really surprised" said the paleontologists. "We have never seen such big creatures in our territory. When we first find the bones of this colossus, we thought it was a mistake and we didn't try to search more about it. Now we see how wrong we were".
The A. magificus, which fossile we still don't know if it was from a boy or a girl, used to have a natural predator, according to scientists. But they are not sure of who used to hunt this huge beast.