An adventure with the Indian gypsies of Rajasthan Northern India. I’ve never seen so many naturally good looking heappy people in one place in my life. I love these people. Their culture, their dance, their music, their uniqueness, their brilliant colors they use in clothing, their work habits, and their creativity. Held annually in a region where the currency is camels, the Pushkar Camel Fair attracts Indian pilgrims and merchants drawn by a devotion to religion or business. The festival and the camels have been featured in magazines and television programs around the globe. I was fascinated by this unique event, but was hoping to find something different here. I was looking for some of the most beautiful people on the planet, the Gypsy women, queens of the desert. MORE
Is dilution really the solution to pollution — especially when it’s nuclear waste that can stay radioactive for 100,000 years? A four-member expert group told a federal joint review panel it is.
The panel is examining an Ontario Power Generation proposal to bury low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste from the Darlington, Pickering and Bruce nuclear plants in limestone at the Bruce site in Kincardine, beside Lake Huron. According to the Toronto Star, the experts reported that 1,000 cubic metres of contaminated water could leak from the site, although it’s “highly improbable.” But even if it did leak, they argued, the amount is small compared to Lake Huron’s water volume and the quantity of rain that falls into it. MORE
There is nothing better than a great opening or credit scene for a movie or TV series. Following are some of our favourites. If you have favourite please send us the Youtube link to info@stratford.rocks and we will add to this list we hope will continue to grow. MORE
Alexander III of Macedon (Greek:July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. He was born in Pella in 356 BC and succeeded his father Philip II to the throne at the age of 20. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and by the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders. MORE
While most countries don’t bother with paper denominations smaller than a five, the $1 bill is the pride of America. Maybe it’s the distinctive smell of that cotton-linen blend. Maybe it’s because we suspect there’s map to some secret treasure encoded in the design. Or maybe a thick wad of bills just makes us feel wealthier than we really are.
Whatever the reason, we clearly can’t get enough of them. But how much do we really know about our National Treasure? Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the dollar bill. MORE
According to legend, Rome was founded in 753 BC by twin sons Romulus and Remus who were raised by a she-wolf. During its twelve-century history, the Roman civilization shifted from a monarchy to an oligarchic republic to a immense empire.
Governing the Empire. In order to control their large empire, the Romans developed important ideas about law and government. They developed the best army in the world at that time, and ruled by force. They had fine engineering, and built roads, cities, and outstanding buildings. MORE
It is unclear when Neanderthals split from modern humans, with DNA studies ranging from 182 kya to before 800 kya and the time of divergence from the ancestral Homo heidelbergensis is also vague. The oldest potential Neanderthal bones are dated to 430 kya, but the classification is uncertain. They are known from numerous fossils, especially following 130 kya. The type specimen, Neanderthal 1, was found in 1856 in the German Neander Valley. After much debate over its validity, Neanderthals were depicted as being primitive, stupid, and brutish, for much of the early 20th century. Though their image in the scientific community has markedly changed since, the unevolved caveman archetype remains prevalent in popular culture. MORE
Full movie. This movie is on my list of all time favourites because to me it shows the meeting of the Neanderthal and the Homo Sapien and the reason why all people have 3% Neanderthal DNA. In the prehistoric world, a Cro-Magnon tribe depends on an ever-burning source of fire, which eventually extinguishes. Lacking the knowledge to start a new fire, the tribe sends three warriors (Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Nameer El-Kadi) on a quest for more. With the tribe's future at stake, the warriors make their way across a treacherous landscape full of hostile tribes and monstrous beasts. On their journey, they encounter Ika (Rae Dawn Chong), a woman who has the knowledge they seek. MORE
You're looking at one of the oldest breeds of sheep in the world. Icelandic sheep descended from short-tailed sheep brought to the island from Norway in the 9th and 10th century with the first wave of settlers. These sheep, with their dual-layer wooly coats, thrive in this harsh environment, outnumbering people in Iceland by more than a factor of two. But on December 12, these sheep, especially the ewes, will have to contend with something more invasive than the wind chill factor. Sheep-Cote Clod, the first of the 13 Yule Lads, is due to visit. MORE
Rona is a dynamic national business leader, a champion for the rights of women and girls, the former Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition in the House of Commons, and the former leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. (see video) MORE
Top