Ravi Hongal, the Indian photograher that has built his house in the shape of a camera

Can a passion become almost an obsession? Yes, apparently it is possible, and this Indian man confirms it: he is so fond of photography that he named his three sons after iconic camera brands, Canon, Nikon and Epson, and, if this wasn’t enough, he live on a three-story villa shaped like a giant camera! Probably you hear the phrase “passionate about photography” a lot among photography enthusiasts and among all those who consider themselves (unjustly) photographers only because they hold a camera in their hand, but Ravi Hongal, a 49-year-old…

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Bride-and-Seek: an urban legend and the origins of a Ghost Bride

After a lavish wedding in a stately mansion, members of the wedding party play a game of hide-and-seek. It isn’t long before everyone is found. Everyone, that is, except the bride. This urban legend is also known as “The Lost Bride,” “Bride-and-Go-Seek,” “Ginevra,” “The Mistletoe Bough,” “The Mistletoe Bride,” “The Bride in the Oak Chest,” “The Bride in the Trunk”, depending the version you heard…. As story goes, a young woman was about to get married, and she decided she wanted to hold the wedding in the backyard of the…

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The incredible story of the balloon expedition to the North Pole

For obvious reasons, S. A. Andrée’s balloon polar expedition of 1897 seems foolhardy and doomed to failure in modern times. The aim was to cross over the North Pole in 43 hours in a hydrogen balloon then journey on to land, but it was the age of polar exploration, of new engineering marvels and with the financial support of the Swedish King Oscar II and Alfred Nobel anything must have appeared possible. But S. A. Andrée was a Swedish engineer, not a polar explorer, captivated by balloons since the Chicago…

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#TodayInHistory – August 5

August 5 – Some important events on this day. 910 👉🏼 The last major Viking army to raid England is defeated at the Battle of Tettenhall by the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, led by King Edward and Earl Aethelred 1305 👉🏼 William Wallace, who led Scottish resistance to England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London for trial and execution. One of the great heroes of Scotland, William Wallace was one of the main leaders of the First War of Scottish Independence. In September…

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