Although gaming houses existed in countries such as China centuries ago, formal casinos were established beginning in the 17th century. The first casino, Venice’s Il Ridotto, was opened in 1638 and from there spread quickly throughout the rest of Europe and then the world. Today there are some truly remarkable casinos where you can enjoy gambling but also many other forms of entertainment. We take a look at the six best land-based casinos in the world and what makes them so popular. [Read more…]
2018 was a big year at the box office, with many blockbusters that set the silver screen alight and brought in the crowds. But what could 2019 possibly offer that could match the likes of Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? Why, a live action Pokémon film with Ryan Reynolds playing Pikachu of course. What, you’re think we’re joking? That’s just the first film on this list, and proof positive that 2019 is eager to outdo 2018 at the cinema. [Read more…]
Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder, multi-billionaire and the wealthiest man on earth, recently announced that he was getting divorced from his wife of 25 years; MacKenzie. Thankfully, Jeff put out a statement that the separation was amicable, and that both were going their separate ways with no regrets. But given that Jeff has an estimated fortune of $137 billion; how much will the settlement cost him? And how long will it stay amicable, especially now that his new lover turns out to have been around a bit longer than originally believed, and his racy texts have made it to the tabloids! [Read more…]
The name Justin Trudeau will no doubt conjure up images of the distinguished liberal Prime Minister of Canada. A liberal and a feminist, Justin is known for having a strong stance on gender equality, and for believing in freedom of choice where cannabis and playing at an online casino are concerned. [Read more…]
It is hard to imagine famous celebrities and film stars as anything else but their larger than life on-screen personas. But, the truth is they all had to start somewhere, and most of them had regular jobs before making it big in Hollywood, or whatever career earned them big bucks and the admiration of the world press. In an ode to the working-class citizen, we take a look at strange jobs celebrities had before making it big. [Read more…]
Upon hearing that the Titanic 2 will be making an appearance in 2022, your first thought will likely be that Hollywood has somehow managed to convince Leonardo DiCaprio that the classic film needed a sequel. A very forgivable mistake to make, given that every classic film currently seems to be undergoing a remake!
But no, the Titanic 2 is, in fact, a ship. It will be making its maiden voyage in the year 2022, and as can be imagined, many are already starting to place bets as to whether it will reach an untimely demise via iceberg. A fact that the makers of the ship seem to be aware of, given that the Titanic 2’s first journey will retrace the route that claimed the first ship in 1912. [Read more…]
With the coming of the television age in the 20th century, all major spectator sports have had to accommodate two different audiences: their loyal fans attending matches in all weathers, and an enthusiastic armchair audience just dying to switch on the TV to be entertained once again by their favourite team. The advent of televised matches also brought more money into sport. Soon the sale of TV rights was bringing in more hard cash than could possibly be earned from paying spectators alone. [Read more…]
The pressure to perform and excel is intense in our modern world. As we feel this more, human beings are likely to feel insecure and inferior to others. But we’ve got some good news for you; you’re probably a lot more intelligent than you think you are!
Most people have quite a narrow definition of intelligence, but the latest research suggests there are different styles of thinking and learning. That means there are lots of ways in which a person can be smart. You might be more empathetic, or you might be better at deducing things when you work with your hands, for example. [Read more…]
The literary tradition of writing about dystopian futures is well established, with authors imagining the future and giving alarming answers to the question of what the world is coming to. They don’t always get it right, but often they are startlingly accurate. We see this in George Orwell’s 1984, and in the eight novels listed below. [Read more…]
If you’ve ever received a suspicious email, perhaps pretending to be from an African prince claiming he wants you to help him distribute his fortune across the world, you’ll know first-hand the forms cybercrime can take. In this case the scam is easy to see through, but it is a good example of just how easy it is to get involved in being a con artist in the digital world. Another example would be an attempt by unknown offenders to steal your login details, disguising an email to appear as if it is coming from your bank. Less easy to see through, and a step up in terms of sophistication. [Read more…]