Tagged: death

Saturn devouring his son

Francisco Goya y Lucientes was the leading figure in Spanish painting during the period 1785-1820. Goya lived through troubled times. The French Revolution (1789-95), for example, shattered the peace of the 18th century and led directly...

What happens during a stroke?

Every two seconds, someone in the world has a stroke. One out of every six people will have a stroke at some point in their lives. Strokes deprive brain cells of oxygen and are...

Extreme World: human trafficking

Coming face to face with the horror of human trafficking reduced TV hardman Ross Kemp to tears. His encounters with slave masters and victims moved the Extreme World frontman very deeply. So he didn’t think twice...

The International Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Race

The International Isle of Man TT Race is an annual motorcycle sport event run on the Isle of Man in May or June of most years since its inaugural race in 1907. It is...

Egyptian mythology as fast as possible

Egyptian Mythology was the belief structure and underlying form of ancient Egyptian culture from at least c. 4000 BCE (as evidenced by burial practices and tomb paintings) to 30 CE with the death of Cleopatra VII, the last of the Ptolemaic rulers...

The mysterious case of Jean Hilliard

Lengby, Minnesota: It was December 20, 1980, when Jean Hilliard’s (19) automobile skidded on an icy road and lurched into a ditch. She was headed to her home after being at a friend’s when this...

Optimistic nihilism

What is great about life? It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t mean that it doesn’t matter what’s great about life, It means that what’s great about life is that it doesn’t matter…