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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

October 4, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Answers |

What’s it like to have an extremely high IQ?

Years ago, aged eighteen, I joined MENSA. I left after a year, having seen ample evidence to support the old description of MENSA as “The society for people impressed by their own intelligence”. In truth, the whole organisation was creepy. Anyway, when I applied they sent me an IQ test which you sent in to be scored. If you scored highly enough they asked you to attend a monitored exam. I scored 158 on the test at home and 159 when I went to London to be tested.

I have never encountered anything, either at school, university or at work that has been intellectually difficult for me. I got an English degree and a law degree and barely worked to get either. My memory has always served me well. I quickly see patterns that others don’t seem to notice (that’s your IQ test sewn up right there) and just find concepts come easier to me than to a lot of other people. I do get bored with most subjects quite quickly but, so far, so good.

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The 15 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In America

October 3, 2017 | 21 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

But using exclusive data developed by NeighborhoodScout, and based on FBI data from all local law enforcement agencies in America, we here report those specific neighborhoods in America that have the highest predicted rates of violent crime per 1,000 neighborhood residents of all. Violent crimes include murder, rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. These neighborhoods are the epicenters of violence in America, where social issues are likely to ignite into violence and spread

most dangerous neighborhoods in America

15. Baltimore, MD (E Oliver St / N Broadway)

1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim

 

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos And Videos

October 3, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

Osino Bundi Tribal Chant Group in New Guinea

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What $300,000 Buys In Housing Markets Around The World

October 2, 2017 | 11 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

Mäntyharju, Finland — $298,530 (€269,000)

Location: The shores of Lake Kallavesi

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Fascinating Photos Collected From History

September 28, 2017 | 9 Comments » | Topics: History |

Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father and the only surviving member of the Frank family revisiting the attic they spent the war in, May 3, 1960

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Photographer Gives Intimate Look Inside Bedrooms Across America

September 28, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

Barbara Peacock is one of five recipients of the Getty Images annual Grants for Editorial Photography programme, which gives photojournalists an award of $10,000 as well as the agency’s support in pursuing projects of their choosing. American Bedroom is an ongoing series of portraits in which she explores the complexities and idiosyncrasies of contemporary American life.

Betty, Sweden, Maine: “My husband died. I can smoke in the house now”.

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A Few Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

September 27, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Answers |

What is it like to be a woman in Saudia Arabia?

“I got into an accident in a taxi, and the ambulance refused to take me to the hospital until my male guardian arrived. I had lost a lot of blood. If he didn’t arrive that minute, I would’ve been dead by now,” tweeted Rulaa, 19-year-old Saudi Arabian female teenager in October 2016.

In December 2015, women were allowed to vote and stand in elections in Saudi Arabia for first time in the modern history of the kingdom. The religious establishment opposed the move with the Grand Mufti describing it as “opening the door to evil”, while women’s rights campaigners said it heralded a turning point for women’s rights in this tightly regulated absolute monarchy. In the same year, a gender gap index by the World Economic Forum ranked Saudi Arabia as among the worst countries to be a woman, placing it at 134 out of 145 nations. Did the election signal an improvement in the status of women in Saudi Arabia, or was it window dressing?

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Questions And Answers From World War 2

September 26, 2017 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Answers |

What became of the children of high-ranking nazis? How did they deal with the actions of their parents later in life?

There’s a book on this subject called “My Father’s Keeper – The Children of Nazi Leaders – An Intimate History of Damage and Denial: How Nazis’ Children Grew Up with Parents’ Guilt” written by a German journalist called Stephan Lebert. He did a series of interviews and general research on the children of high ranking Nazis. Also a film called “Hitler’s Children” made by Israeli director Chanoch Zeevi. It was quite diverse – Martin Adolf Bormann ended up being a quiet and peace-seeking priest. Edda Göring made public appearances, attending memorials for Nazis and took part in political events, Gudrun Burwitz (daughter of Himmler) was a neo-Nazi. Bettina Goering had herself sterilized so she “would not pass on the blood of a monster”.

The most disturbing anecdote in the book was Hans Frank’s son Niklas Frank – apparently he masturbated on October 16th (the anniversary of his father’s death) with the image of his father hanging.

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