A short history of terrorism

Terrorism is not as we would be tempted to believe, a phenomenon specific to the contemporary era. The term “Terrorism” was first used during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, when the Jacobins, who ruled the revolutionary state, employed violence as a State policy. Mass executions by guillotine were used to compel obedience to the…

Je tiens l’Etat français responsable !

Cela fait 25 ans depuis que j’observe la France changer, continuellement… Je vois la France changer, je vois la France se tordre et se transformer tout doucement devant les grandes pressions et vecteurs de notre temps… immigration, religion, économie, géopolitique, Europe, politique interne, culture, éducation… Je vois la France changer, et pas toujours pour le…

What did Steve Jobs hide in a time capsule over 30 years ago ?

During the June 1983 International Design Conference in Aspen (IDCA), Jobs reluctantly wore a bow tie and actually predicted technologies like the iPad, wireless networking, and the App Store. He navigated his presentation with a Lisa mouse, which was later added to a collection of items donated by conference attendees and buried in the “Aspen…

Remember…remember…the 5th of November !

Most of us have seen the movie but how many know the story is actually based on a real fact ? V for Vendetta is a graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd. The story displays a totalitarian near-apocalyptic future history …..in the 1990s, preceded by a nuclear war in the…

Who were the heaviest sticks of the 20th century ?

Who were the heaviest sticks of the 20th century ? “Two conductors, both alike in dignity (?), In fair Berlin, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil quarrel makes art unclean. From forth the strive of these two foes Will last and long their star-cross’d life; Whose misadventured…

Paris in 3 days ! What to do…

Art collections Paris is the capital of art collections. You will find all forms of art, from all times, from all around the world. The gates of Babylon and the famous winged bulls, the most beautiful Apsaras from Angkor Wat, the Mona Lisa and the most representative works of the 20th century, they’re all in…

2014 National Geographic Photo Contest – The best of !

These photographs are running for National Geographic’s annual Photo Contest which is currently under way. The contest, which results will be know by the end of october, accepts submissions in three simple categories – People, Places and Nature. The first-place winner in each category will win $2,500, and the grand-prize winner, in addition to first-place…

Are these 15 alien creatures living among us ?!?

1. These huge hornets, meat eaters. 2. This deep water creature 3. Also, from deep water, the blobfish 4. This primate from Madagascar 5. This fish eating snake 6. This prehistoric monster from the Marianas Trench 7. This bad mothe***cker 8. This monster frog, eating birds 9. This mouse, living in a horse nose 10.…