Food has evolved a lot. It’s easy to take the complexity of the recipes and technology we enjoy today for granted—but it wasn’t always this way. There was a time when things weren’t so sophisticated and took quite a lot longer.
If you’ve ever wondered what food tasted like back then, you’re in luck. We have the answer. We’ve managed to preserve and recover recipes from the time of Richard II all the way back to the Sumerian empire, and you can still try them today.
[Read the full article on Listverse.]
On Wednesday, Marie Claire exclusively unveiled a series of photos from Cara Delevingne and French artist Arno Elias’ new “I Am Not A Trophy” campaign, which features the model-actress fully nude with images of exotic animals projected onto her body. The scintillating global initiative is meant to bring awareness to the harmful practice of poaching and … help save sexy animals? Or something?
[Read the full article at The Onion’s Starwipe.]
As per her contract with Motown Records, we are legally required to send all birthday wishes intended for Gladys Knight to Berry Gordy.
Berry Gordy’s Gladys Knight is 72!
Through protest songs like “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?” and “Who’ll Stop The Rain,” he has dedicated his life to fighting a natural phenomenon he does not fully understand.
John Fogerty is 71!
[Read the full article online at The Onion’s StarWipe.]
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton—two popular singers and reality stars who, by the grace of fate, found each other just in time for their albums’ promotional cycles to begin—are deeply and demonstrably in love, according to the near-hourly updates in our inbox. But theirs is a love that cannot be captured by mere words, nor Instagram posts, nor magazine covers, nor TV interviews, nor televised duets, nor album singles available now on iTunes for a mere $1.29. In fact, the couple so want the whole world to know of their deep, authentic affection for each other, they may be paying people to promote it on social media.
[Read the full article at The Onion’s StarWipe.]
When we hear that Pharrell Williams co-wrote 43 percent of the songs played on the radio in 2004, or that Dr. Luke wrote virtually every hit song in 2014, we’re barely even surprised. If anything, we’re just glad that every credits box doesn’t say “LyricsBot2000” yet. And besides, it makes no difference who wrote the song as long as it’s good, right? Actually, in some cases, it makes all the difference. Here are seven famous songs that take on a whole new meaning when you find out who wrote them — with implications that range from the fascinating to the terrifying.
[Read the full article on Cracked.]
ISIS is a new type of terrorist group. Where Al-Qaeda was satisfied with the simple joys of slaughtering infidels’ children and destroying their propaganda machines, ISIS actually wants our kids to join them—and they’re happy to use Twitter to do it. The really strange part is that it works. People from first world countries actually listen to ISIS and willingly leave their homes in pursuit of the better life that they imagine comes with living with a terrorist group in a Syrian slum.
Thanks to Twitter and their letters home, we get to hear these people talk about their experiences. As it turns out, terrorist recruits have the same first world problems as a freshman on vacation in South America.
[Read the full article at Listverse.]
Raising a child anywhere is hard, but it’s even harder when you’re on the other side of the world you know. Nothing is predictable in the life of an expat child growing up abroad, but if you’re planning on teaching your child Chinese there are a few things you can count on.
[Read the full article at Qingdao Family.]