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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Biggest diamond for a century, Lesedi La Rona; sells for $53 million

9/27/2017 07:56:00 AM 0
A diamond weighing 1,109 carats — the largest found since 1905 — has sold for $53million
The Lesedi La Rona, as it was named, is the third biggest diamond ever found, and the second largest of gem quality.
 Diamond miner Lucara announced it had sold the Lesedi La Rona to Graff Diamonds on Monday for $53million, or $47,777 per carat.

"The discovery of the Lesedi La Rona was a company defining event for Lucara. It solidified the amazing potential and rareness of the diamond recovered at the Karowe mine," William Lamb, president and CEO of Lucara, said in a press release.

Laurence Graff, chairman of Graff Diamonds, bought the diamond privately after it failed to meet its reserve price at an auction last year.

The 1,111-carat stone was recovered by Canadian firm Lucara Diamond Corp in Botswana two years ago.

Lucara said the price was an improvement on the highest bid received at Sotheby's in June 2016.
The diamond is named "Lesedi La Rona", which means "our light" in Botswana's Tswana language.
The stone was first formed between 2.5 to three billion years ago and is roughly the size of a tennis ball.
Laurence Graff said his company was "thrilled and honored" to own the diamond.
"The stone will tell us its story, it will dictate how it wants to be cut, and we will take the utmost care to respect its exceptional properties," he said in a press release.

"I am privileged to be given the opportunity to honor the magnificent natural beauty of the Lesedi La Rona."

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Monday, September 25, 2017

7 Weird Phenomena That Occur in the Human Minds

9/25/2017 07:28:00 AM 0
Ever since the dawn of our species, our minds have shaped the world we live. From problem-solving to forming ideas and executing them, everything we see around us is a product of the human mind, but there is so much more to our minds than the capability to ideate and innovate. Check out some of the weirdest phenomena that can take place in our minds. 

1. Déjà vu - having the feeling that the situation currently being experienced has already been experienced in the past

Déjà vu is feeling like you have already felt or experienced the same thing you are experiencing right now. Usually, it happens, you feel a sense of familiarity and strangeness as if you had already experienced it before, but you can't pinpoint when or where.

Some attribute this occurrence to dreams, and you feel Déjà vu when the same happens in reality. However, others believe that it arises because you have experienced the same situation sometime in your past but cannot entirely recollect it.

2. Déjà visité - Having an uncanny knowledge of a place you've never visited before

Déjà visité makes you feel like you already know a place that you have never seen. Some people feel a strange sense of familiarity when they visit certain areas, but at the same time are baffled about how or why. This condition is formed on spatial relationships, and some are affected by it more than others.

Many throughout history have documented this strange phenomenon by writing down their experiences in books and short stories. Still, no one has been able to understand exactly why or how such a phenomenon exists.

3. Fregoli Delusion – Thinking that everyone around you is actually one person with many disguises

 The Fregoli delusion is similar to the Capgras delusion, but there are some significant differences. People who suffer from this delusion think that the world around them is filled with one person different wearing disguises and living as other people.

Paranoia is common among individuals with this phenomenon. It was named after an actor named Leopoldo Fregoli who was famous for changing into different costumes during his performances.

4. Prosopagnosia - Not being able to recognize faces of people you already know

Prosopagnosia, or face-blindness, is a unique phenomenon that makes it impossible for people to recognize the faces of their friends, family members, or anyone they already know. Those who are affected by this condition usually use their other senses—such as smell or touch—to recognize others.

Some even remember hairstyles or voices for identification. Those afflicted also have a difficult time identifying locations, animals, and landmarks. It is believed that nearly 2% of the world’s population suffers from this mental condition.

5. Apophenia – Seeing patterns where none exist

Apophenia makes people see patterns that don't exist. Their minds create a familiar image on the mundane objects like a loaf of bread or a stain on the wall because their brains have a higher tendency to arrange and process pattern recognition.

You might have heard stories about people stating that they saw the image of Jesus Christ on a Dorito and so forth—apophenia is what makes them see those images.

6. Cotard Delusion – The sufferer holds the delusional belief that they are already dead

The Cotard delusion is also known as the "walking corpse" syndrome. The affected person believes that they are dead. Some even believe that they have no organs and blood. Some stop eating and drinking as they are convinced that they do not need any nourishment for survival.

People affected by this condition are also prone to severe depression. Treatment is essential for sufferers, as they can severely damage their health if left on their own.

7. Todd Syndrome - A disorienting neurological condition that affects perception

Todd syndrome also known as Alice in wonderland syndrome, is a condition that makes someone see the objects around them as larger or smaller than they are. This condition is not permanent—it appears in in short durations, but may occur several times a day. It is named after Alice in

Wonderland not only because Alice experiences similar situations, but also because author Lewis Carroll was believed to have suffered from it. The syndrome also generally targets children by affecting their visual perception. 

References: 1, 2, 3 and 4
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

This 41 year Old Woman, Lure Hsu, Who looks 20, Is Absoulutely Mind Blowing

9/21/2017 12:12:00 AM 0
World, meet Lure Hsu. Hsu is a Taiwan TWN interior designer who has a strong Instagram game and an even greater sense of style.

But that's not why Hsu is suddenly making waves on the World Wide Web. Apparently, people are freaking out because she is actually 41 years old. That's right, the young woman who looks like though she just turned 18 is actually 41!

Aging is inevitable. Growing old is a part of life. As every year passes, our outer appearance changes. Some are more genetically blessed than others, but when it all comes down to it — your appearance depends on how well you take care of your body.

But she’s not the only one! Apparently Lure comes from a family of youthful looking women who all look like half their age, including their 63-year-old mother!

When you look at Lure Hsu, what age would you guess she is? Most people would answer “in her 20s.”

Believe it or not, this Taiwanese interior designer is actually double that age: 41 years old.

Although most of Lure’s youthful appearance is most likely from her genetics, many people from all over still desperately want to know her skincare secrets.

She actually shared a few tips with Friday Magazine. As expected, she talked about staying out of the sun, coffee plays a part too.

“Everything is simply moisturizing well and not over-exposing yourself to sun,” said Lure.
She religiously uses sunscreen as “sunned skin is drier and make small spots and small fine lines easier to appear.” And we all know what sun damage leads to: accelerated aging.

Hsu also thanks genetics and a well-balanced diet. According to Indy 100, the interior designer drinks her coffee black, chugs water, and avoids super-sugary and greasy foods, while also exercising regularly. 
So, there you have it. The elusive Fountain of Youth may actually come in the form of sunscreen, water, and a light jog. Scroll down for photo proof.

The 41-year-old has surprised millions of people worldwide with her youthful appearance.
But it appears she’s not the only one with such killer looks. Lure comes from a family, where all the members look incredible.

References: 1 and 2
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

These Are The Basic Features Of The New iPhone X Smartphone.

9/14/2017 06:36:00 AM 0
The iPhone X smartphone

Apple introduced iPhone x, along with three brand new iPhones 2 days ago, on the 12th of september, 2017. Yes, you read right, three! They include the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, which have faster processors and better cameras than last year’s iPhone 7 — and now you can charge them wirelessly. And then there’s the iPhone X, a $1,000 smartphone that Apple is basically trying to market as a gadget from the future that arrived a little early.

iPhone X comes with other radical changes like the removal of the home button in favor of a new feature Apple is calling Face ID, which scans your face to unlock your iPhone instead of the traditional Touch ID method still used on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

It's chock full of new features that you should know about, especially as you weigh whether to upgrade to the iPhone 8 or the iPhone X.

Here's a quick look at the top five features of the iPhone X smartphone.

1. The new iPhone X has the sharpest display ever on an iPhone

The iPhone X features a colorful OLED display with more than 2 million pixels. That means sharper text for reading, more impressive video playback and more. Better yet, it has a screen that runs from edge to edge so you get a bigger viewing area without having to carry a larger phone.

2. Face ID

You can register your face with the iPhone X so that it automatically unlocks when you look at it. We've seen this before in phones such as the new andriod gadget, Galaxy S8, but Apple says its face unlock uses 3-D imagery that's even more secure. It says the new tech can't be fooled by even a professionally made mask of your face, and is more secure than fingerprint locks.

3. Animoji

This ties in to facial recognition but is fun enough that it deserves its own spot on the list. Apple developed new "Animoji" that allow you to create short clips of your own emotions and send them off as emojis to friends and family. Maybe you'll make a silly face with the pig emoji, for example: Apple's facial recognition tech will help the emoji resemble the exact expressions you're making.

4. Wireless Charging

5. New camera features 

The iPhone X has a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and a second telephoto lens for zooming. Apple says it offers huge improvements over the cameras we saw in the iPhone 7 Plus, which was the first to offer a telephoto lens. Also expect to see less shaky videos, improved pictures in low light, and more. Also, a new front-facing "TrueDepth" camera is capable of taking those fancy portrait shots that debuted on the iPhone 7 Plus, which create a blurred background bokeh effect that looks much more professional.

You'll definitely like to read: Check out the new onePlus 5 Andriod device that beat iPhone speed.
References: 1, 2 and 3
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

7 Reasons Why You Should Consider Dating Your Male Best Friend

9/13/2017 05:34:00 AM 0
 If you've used the phrase "Oh, he's just my friend", to describe a close acquaintance, you should listen up, for this post is meant for you.

The average lady would rather friend zone her male best friend  so hard, that they squeeze out all aspects of love that should have developed in the course of their friendship.

With your BFF as your romantic partner, you get the best of both worlds, someone with whom you can laugh, share your life and cuddle.

However, below are some of the reasons.

1. You both already have a lot in common:

Obviously there are a lot of shared interests which caused you both to meet up in the first place. Or, maybe it was a mutual friend who brought you together. Whatever it is, you know that a lot of your interests are aligned. If they weren't, you would have hid him on Facebook the moment that feature becomes available. Especially if he's somewhat of a social media over-sharer.

If you both bond over something, dates won't be as hard to plan. For example, if you're both psyched about the outdoors, a stroll will never be boring. If you both like music, you can always check to see who's song tops the chart. A date can simply be an event you've wanted to check out anyway, and probably would have, regardless of your romantic status.

2. He knows all about your past relationships

Unless you just met him and bonded instantly, he's probably seen — or at least heard about — your dating disasters of the past. And, likewise, you've probably heard about how his last girlfriend was possessive, or needy, or crazy, or in a secret cult, or all of the above. While these events may have been traumatizing for the both of you at the time, the positive spin is that you both know what doesn't work in a relationship with the other person.

This is key in starting a happy and healthy new relationship. So, if he knows that you were dumped due to an ex's cheating ways, he'll obviously know that you'll be ultra sensitive on the issue, and won't even make jokes about the matter.

3. He might have met your family already

Meeting parents is massively stressful, but if this guy has hung around you enough, he's already familiar with your mom and dad. And unless your parents ever pulled you aside with advice like, "I don't trust this hooligan!" he already gets the parental seal of approval.

In fact, if you mention the relationship to your parents, you'll probably get the response of "Finally!" or "It's about time!" or "So when will we have grandkids?" And you might probably go off like, "One step at a time here, Dad/Mom."

4. You're already very comfortable around him:

It takes a few weeks to feel completely at ease with someone new but if you’re dating your bestie, you can skip all of that because you know each other so well and you can literally, blindly trust the other person because you know without a doubt that they will never break your trust or hurt you in any way, not even once would you think that your bestie would share your personal moments with someone else, that is the level of trust and comfort you both share.

5. Your friend circle might be same

Imagine a situation where in your loved one is from a different friend circle, it might become difficult for you to chill with them because the comfort levels are not that great but if you date your bestie who is from the same friend circle as you, the comfort levels are very high just simply because your friends are the same so, there is nothing to feel shy or uncomfortable about.

6. He's fully aware of your bad habits:

Let's face it, we've all got one. He might joke about your gross (yet satisfying) nail biting habit, or he's probably aware that one glass of wine too many makes you weirdly political in social settings.

When you're dating, you're just cringing over anticipation of the moment when these habits come to light. You'll be wondering if whether or not eating scoopfuls of peanut butter from the jar will be his deal breaker, or making a lot of loud and disgusting sounds while brushing etc. Your best friend accepts you for you, and it's such a good feeling.

7. You've helped been and helped each other through tough times:

Even best friends have fights, you may have hurt or insulted each other at some point in time, which you aren’t proud of so what, you both still managed to sort the situation out and still be together, you know each other’s insecurities and helped them get through it; this proves that you both will continue to do the same even when you’re dating.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

7 Fashion Rules Every Guy Should Follow

9/12/2017 10:10:00 AM 0
Being tall has its advantages, you can date short women and tall women (hey now, double the options!).

But when it comes to your outfits, there are a few things you need to take into consideration, or you risk looking like a giraffe who stumbled through the discount aisle or a yard sale on the way to work. Style is innate, you either have it or you don’t so if you don’t, you can learn it because style is an everyday affair.

Here are the official rules every guy should follow.

1. Know that women can often be wrong in confirming your style decisions:

A man of style has to understand that he is ultimately alone in the vast sea of indecision that he must pay, women might be wrong in her choice of style for men but a man of style would understand that and might decide to go with it, maintaining the balance between his style and a woman’s view of a man style.

2.Your belt and shoes should match in colour, if not in material:

If your belt and shoe do not match in material, it should always match in colour, this is the easiest mistake even some people of style fall into so it is very important that your shoe and belt should match and if you have on a leather wristwatch, the colour must also match with your shoes and belt”.

3. Your tie length matters

Why you should avoid it: The length of your tie should always just grace the top of your belt buckle or waistband. If it’s shorter or longer than that, it’s going to throw off the whole look.

Do this instead: Buy a tie that hits you at the correct place, or simply adjust the one you have, if that works. It doesn’t matter if the front length of the tie is drastically longer than the back. You want the portions to compliment the length of your torso.

4. Avoid too many colours

Why you should avoid it: Mixing different colors breaks up your proportions, and that makes you look shorter and blockier.

Do this instead: You'll have a more fluid look from head to toe if you dress in all one color. Try pairing a gray T-shirt with gray jeans, or a black suit with black shoes for a lengthening effect.

5. Watches are the single most important accessory a man can own: 

 Invest in one good watch that suits your lifestyle and taste but if you are someone who likes to own more than one watch, wear the appropriate timepiece for your outfit.

6. Avoid long and loose shorts/knickers 

Why you should avoid it: If you’re under 5'10", wearing long, baggy shorts should be avoided at all costs. It can make you legs appear truncated and throw off your proportions.

Do this instead: Go a little shorter in length and pick a boxier shape, which tends to look better on smaller builds.

7. Avoid baggy and/or saggy trousers/pants

Why you should avoid it: The biggest mistake some men make is wearing baggy trousers/pants, especially short men. Assuming you’re not filming a '90s rap video, if the fit is too loose and the waist is sagging, you’re not going to look good, period!

Do this instead: Wear your pants at your natural waist to create the appearance of longer legs. Also, look for a more streamlined leg (e.g. “straight” vs. "relaxed") and double-check your waist size. If all else fails, you guessed it: Take any of your ‘challenged’ trouser/pants to a great tailor for adjustments.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

10 Hilariously Savage Replies From EFCC on Twitter

9/09/2017 10:01:00 AM 0

For a while, social media was treated to some very hilarious moments when the commission’s Twitter handle gave funny responses to tweets that were usually directed at them.

This hilarity was experienced by most Nigerians between 2016 and 2017, and the man behind the many funny tweets we enjoyed was later revealed to be a young aspiring rapper who goes by the name  Olufemi Olukayode Adeyemi a.k.a Fshaw.

However I figured I should dig them out from their archives and share the most epic and hilariously sarcastic responses, because why not? The internet they say, never forgets.

1. When someone said EFCC was stale:

2. Someone asked the commission if cat had belly buttons. 

3. When someone asked EFCC to pick up Arsenal's coach. 

4. When someone wondered what was going on with EFCC twitter account. 

5.When someone said Yahoo was making live better for Nigerians. 

6. Someone asked if he should join the new Ponzi scheme NNN. 

7. The one about landlord. 

8. When someone asked which he should consider between MMM and yahoo yahoo (419). 

9. This savagely epic reply! 

10. When someone compared Ponzi schemes with bet9ja. 

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Step-To-Step Ways To Get Yourself Out Of The Friend Zone ㄧ Part one (1)

9/06/2017 08:16:00 AM 0

Being in the friend zone means you've screwed up, probably right from the beginning or just along the line. It really hurts and might go the extra mile to give you sleepless nights that you wonder why exactly you've gone wrong while still going wrong.

The friend zone is where guys who don’t know how to attract women go to die and this is the last place you want to be because you’re going to have to do some serious work to get out of it.

In the friend zone, she’s feeling absolutely no attraction for you and she’s thinking of you only as a friend and NOTHING MORE.

It's widely believed that once you get yourself in that hell hole called friend zone, you're forever in the friend zone and that nothing you do can get you away from there.

This sucks but I know where you’re at and how you’re feeling about it; I'm here not just to prove you wrong but to also help you get yourself out of there.
"To Get Out of the Friend Zone, You Must Change Your Thinking and Behavior – You Can’t Talk Your Way Out of It"
Trying to talk your way out of the friend zone, attempting to convince her of what a great guy you are, why you’re better than that “jerk” she likes, and what a big mistake she’s making by not seeing how “good” of a guy you are is something that won’t work and won’t get you anywhere closer to dating her.
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Having This Deadly Symptom In Your Nail Means It's Time To See Your Doctor ASAP.

9/06/2017 05:59:00 AM 0

We might have at some point experienced one or two harmless symptoms or signs in our body and however have no need to see a physician. But in the case of this symptom which pose a deadly risk to our life, shirking it will mean drastic results.

When something isn’t quite right, your body will let you know it. Being able to recognize signs and symptoms of a health problem can help you catch it early and figure out a solution. For one lady named Lisa, who narrated the story of an early detection, that sign of black line on her client's fingernail.

Lisa’s Story

Lisa Harrison Williams was giving her client a manicure when she noticed that her client had a dark black line on her fingernail. She immediately knew that something wasn’t right. Lisa wrote about the incident on her Facebook page and explained that her client had been going to the salon for years. The client sat down and asked Lisa for a nail polish cover dark enough to cover the stripe on her nail.

Lisa explained that she didn’t want to scare her client, but she believed the black line in her nail was an urgent matter. She told her client that the black line was a sign of melanoma, and she should see her doctor as soon as possible.

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that most commonly results from high exposure to UV light. In a patient who suffers from melanoma, the cells that produce melanin divide uncontrollably. Symptoms of melanoma include discolorations of various parts of the body, including the nails. These spots of discoloration can change shapes or colors, or produce blood.

Lisa’s client took her advice and saw a doctor. She called Lisa to confirm that she did in fact have melanoma, and it had spread to her lymph nodes. Lisa is sharing her story in hopes of encouraging others to pay special attention to their nail health.

She wrote, “Odd changes in your nails can very likely be nothing to worry about! But sometimes it is an indication of a very serious disease. And please keep an eye on the nail beds—toes and fingers—-of your elderly loved ones and your loved ones that aren’t physically able to notice changes in the nail beds! Early diagnosis can make all the difference in the world!!!”


References: 1, 2 and 3
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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Man with history of sexually abusing chickens, dogs etc. wants chemical CASTRATION instead of prison time

9/02/2017 04:42:00 AM 0
A northwest Indiana man is asking a federal judge to release him from prison if he undergoes a chemical castration.

Michael Bessigano, 46, has been a federal inmate since January after he was arrested for allegedly violating his probation following a 2009 obscenity conviction by accessing obscene materials on the internet.

He has a long history of sexually abusing and killing animals.

Bessigano was arrested twice in 1991 after he was found in a chicken coop with dead birds at his feet. His second arrest came for breaking a rooster's neck and after he was found in a neighbors goose pen attempting to molest the birds. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge and paid a $500 fine.

This week his attorney Jennifer Soble requested the courts take into account time already served in prison, and he will undergo therapy and monthly injections of a testosterone-reducing drug, Depo-Lupron.

Soble argued that he is 'motivated by sexual desire, not by sadism or any desire to hurt animals.' 
In 1993 he was found guilty of breaking into a barn, stealing a Rottweiler and then killing the dog by breaking its neck. He served two years in prison. During this trial he said that he would rather live with animals than people.

A month after his release, he was arrested in connection with the attempted theft of a German shepherd 

'To the extent that Mr. Bessigano has accidentally injured or killed animals during the course of his sexual exploits, that harm is no greater than that imposed by meat-eaters and leather-wearers nationwide,' Soble wrote in a court filing.

He was evaluated by Fred Berlin, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who said the hormone treatment could be effective.

In 2002 Bessigano served four years in prison for plucking a chicken so he could have sex with it in a motel room, then killing the bird.

'Mr. Bessigano's history is unique; his entire history within both the federal and state systems is entirely animated by his unusual sexual preferences,' Soble wrote. 'Those preferences are almost certainly the result of Mr. Bessigano's remarkably traumatic childhood; unable to receive or seek affection from his parents, he sought that affection from animals.' 

While in jail, he would sleep under his cot, paint cat-like stripes on his body and make drawings referring to himself as 'master of cats.' 

Bessigano was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison in 2009 for downloading bestiality pornography.
'Mr. Bessigano poses no risk of harm whatsoever to the human members of his community,' Soble wrote. 

While serving three years of federal supervised release, he was arrested in 2013 for sexually abusing a guinea fowl.

He pleaded guilty to the theft of the bird in 2014 and was sentenced to seven and a half years as a habitual offender. 
Bessigano has previously said he slept with dead animals, including a raccoon, when he was a child. 

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