Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dark Original Version of Classic Fairytale: Cinderella – The Gruesome Ending

Cinderella, in its earlier version is not as sweet as the version that we know today, especially the Disney version. This article will discuss the diferrences amongts the many versions of Cinderella story.



Like any other old fairytales that has been told mouth to mouth for centuries, the story of Cinderella had many different versions. Here is the discussion :



Popular Version

In the sweet popular version of the story, ithe one that I know as a child, Cinderella, a poor girl, who after the death of his father is treated as maid by her step mother and sisters, eventually managed to get to the Prince’s ball by the help of his fairy Godmother. At the ball, the Prince fall in love with her, but alas, the magic must end at midnight. As she darts out, she left one of her glass slipper behind. The prince then searches for any girl whose foot fits the slipper. It fits Cinderella’s foot perfectly. Cinderella marries the Prince and they live happily ever after.

Original and Earlier Version : by Yovita Siswati

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Dark Original Version of Classic Fairytale: Cinderella – The Gruesome Ending | Socyberty

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Some Cats Find Their Way Back to Their Real Home Even After Journeys of Hundreds of Miles: How Do They Do It? | The Real Owner

Cats may like to stay out at night, but they almost always come home. In fact, some have taken their liking for familiar surroundings for extremes. Numerous stories tell of cats who move to a return to their old haunts a few days later. And some cats find their way back to their “real” home even after journeys of hundreds of miles. How do they do it?




Apparently, cats navigate by the sun. On home ground they register where the sun is positioned in the sky at certain times of the day. If a cat is lost or far from home, it works by trial and error until it finds the place where the position of the sun matches what is lodged in its memory. By then the cat has probably recognized the familiar landmarks and smells of its own territory as well.



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Monday, November 15, 2010

Near Death Experiences


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A near-death experience (NDE), refers to a broad range of personal experiences associated with impending death, encompassing multiple possible sensations including detachment from the body, feelings of levitation, extreme fear, total serenity, security, or warmth. Also the experience of absolute dissolution, and the presence of a light, which some people interpret as a deity.
These phenomena are usually reported after an individual has been pronounced clinically dead or otherwise very close to death, hence the term near-death experience. Many NDE reports, however, originate from events that are not life-threatening. With recent developments in cardiac resuscitation techniques, the number of reported NDE-s has increased. Many in the scientific community regard such experiences as hallucinatory, while paranormal specialists and some mainstream scientists claim them to be evidence of an afterlife.
Popular interest in near-death experiences was initially sparked by Raymond Moody's 1975 book Life After Life and the founding of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) in 1981. According to a Gallup poll, approximately eight million Americans claim to have had a near-death experience. Some researchers claim that the number of near-death experience-rs may be underestimated, mainly because some such individuals are presumably afraid or otherwise reluctant to talk about their experiences.
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Narwhal – Unicorn of The Sea | Scienceray

 

Narwhal – Is it a mythical creature or just a strange animal? Read on to unlock the "Unicorn of the Sea’s" real secret!

The narwhal (Monodon monoceros) may look like a mythical creature or a legendary animal, but it’s not. This rarely seen whale is said to be the unicorn of the sea. The narwhal is a medium-sized, pale-colored whale found in the icy waters of the Arctic seas. It has round head, small mouth and a cylindrical body (lacking in dorsal fin). Male narwhals can grow to be about 4 – 9 m long and weigh up to 1,600 kilograms. Females are slightly smaller, growing to about 4 m long and weigh around 1,000 kilogram.

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