We’ve been taught that it does, but I never really believed in it because as a kid it has never worked for me. BBC just had a story on this and turns out I was right, not only does it not work, but at times it will take you longer than if you did nothing at all. What is recommended is thinking of something pleasant, it distracts you from worries which shortens the amount of time it takes you to sleep.[Source]
An interesting report by the BBC that sets some examples of who’s going to benefit from the new law and who isn’t. There are about 48,000 Kuwaitis who had their interest rates dropped. Turns out the UAE dropped entire loans for its citizens rather than just interest fees.
This question has been on my mind for as long as I can remember. UK researchers are a big step closer to finding the answer, they’re suggesting it might be because our ancestors hunted food in wet conditions. So the skin adapted because when wrinkled it improved grip on objects and dealing with any wet surface.[Source]
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BCC went on a journey to find out whether psychics can possess the ability to perceive information by contacting spirits. So they went ahead and made up a story, put it online and decorated a place to make it look like the story was real. Two out of the three psychics they tested told the same made up story they put online, one even faked contacting the imaginary spirit. The third psychic had no idea what he was doing.
This is a follow up on the famous “Planet Earth” series, they go around the world to document the colder side of earth. The video is staggering and some scenes just look surreal. Only BBC can pull something this amazing off. I hope they also raise awareness of global warming and show how ice in some places is melting for the very first time.
I can’t stop watching this video. It’s been on my browser for around 3 days. Breathtaking is just one of many attributes I can possibly describe this footage. It must be super hard holding a camera this heavy on sea let alone taking that flawless shot.
I was listening to BBC Radio world service the other day when they interviewed a woman with an extraordinary story. Ameneh Bahrami was a normal Iranian woman that happened to reject the wrong man. After being rejected Majid Mohavedi threw acid on her face leaving scars and blinding both her eyes. Now she wants to pour acid on his eyes herself, and the courts agreed.
After an international outcry the punishment was postponed. On the interview Ameneh explains to BBC her story from the very beginning. The event of him throwing acid on her face is truly disturbing. Ameneh says if anyone gives her 2 million pounds in cash she is willing to change the ruling. To download the interview click here.
Patrick, a 24 year old amputee demonstrates to BBC how he uses his jaw dropping bionic hand. This is something I use to see in movies, but now is part of Patricks life thanks to technology. This might sound mean but people with an amputation now have something to look forward to. The video couldn’t be embedded, click here to watch the video.