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Man Rescued From Taliban Didn’t Believe Donald Trump Was President

Man Rescued From Taliban Didn’t Believe Donald Trump Was President

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This might sound like satire, but we assure you it’s real: A Canadian man rescued from the Taliban-linked Haqqani network has revealed that he thought his captors were joking when they told him Donald Trump had been elected president of the United States. Joshua Boyle and his wife, Caitlin Coleman, were kidnapped while hiking in Afghanistan in late 2012. Unsurprisingly, they were rarely given news of the outside world while in captivity; and when Boyle was forced to participate in a “proof-of-life” video, he didn’t believe it when he was told Trump was president. “It didn’t enter my mind that he was being serious,” Boyle said. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYuTPb2Dc0w For what it’s worth, Boyle and Coleman were unaware that Justin Trudeau was the prime minister of Canada, as
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Review

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Review

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Apple's newest smartphones edge out iPhone 7 models in CR's testing. The iPhone X promises bigger improvements. Apple's newest smartphones, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, look and act a lot like last year's models. But upgrades to the cameras, longer battery life, and wireless charging do give the new models a performance edge over the iPhone 7, placing them among the highest rated phones in Consumer Reports testing. The cameras got the biggest improvements, with testers reporting that the phones’ rear cameras were among the best they’d ever evaluated. Strong points include juiced-up 4K video recording capabilities and a best-in-the-industry slow-motion feature. But that may not be enough to convince iPhone 7 owners to upgrade, says Richard Fisco, Consumer Reports’ head of smartphone t

How to Enable or Disable True Tone Display on iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPad

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Apple announced a feature last year on the iPad Pro, the True Tone display. You might ask what True Tone display is. Well, according to Apple support, “True Tone display, which uses advanced multi-channel sensors to adjust the color and intensity of your display to match the ambient light, so that images appear more natural.” We will discuss later in the article how you can enable and disable True Tone display. So it means that whatever is the lighting in the room, or outside the iPhone or iPad will automatically adapt to the light environment. Making it much easier on the eyes, and importantly reducing eyestrain. As well, giving you a more natural display. Thus, enhancing your display in different settings, though it might take some time for you to adjust to it. Only, if you move i
What Is The Total Net Worth Of Every American Combined?

What Is The Total Net Worth Of Every American Combined?

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Rising home prices and steady stock market gains helped to elevate the United State's household net wealth to a staggering high of $96.2 trillion over the spring. While the elevated total suggests a growing economy, it also reveals an incredible level of income inequality within the country's population. According to the Federal Reserve, Americans' net worth rose by 1.8% to the $96.2 trillion total over the April – June quarter, bolstered by a $1.1 trillion jump in stock portfolios and mutual funds. Home values climbed by $600 billion. Economists are concerned that the wealthier Americans are not as likely to spend their additional income and gains in wealth, leading to a staggering economy in the future. Roughly 10% of Americans hold 80% of the nation's stock market value. Back in 20
11 of the Most Beautiful Hikes in the World

11 of the Most Beautiful Hikes in the World

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From Morocco’s Atlas Mountains to Utah’s Zion National Park, these jaw-dropping adventures are not for the faint of heart Be it scaling the sides of mountains or walking a winding trail for days on end, humans will go to extreme lengths for scenic adventure. Seeking out places almost untouched by development gives new insight into the world through the lens of nature. Whether you are a hiking novice or ready to conquer Mount Everest, these 11 destinations are some of the most beautiful natural spots on the planet. Atlas Mountains, Morocco Hikes in the Atlas Mountains range from a short half-day jaunt to a five-day hike beginning with camel ride through the Sahara Desert into a gorgeous hike up to Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in northern Africa. Mount Everest, Nepal
11 Hidden Spots to Enter the Underworld

11 Hidden Spots to Enter the Underworld

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A world tour of the gateways of Hell. HADES. Naraka. Guinee. Xibalba. Though names may differ from one set of teachings to another, almost every religion on the planet features the concept of an underworld—a place to which the souls of the dead are banished, for penance or punishment. So in honor of 31 Days of Halloween, we mined the Atlas for the various purported entrances to the netherworld, scattered across the globe, ranging from Mayan caves to Japanese swamps. But remember: If you should decide to visit any of these sites, it should be noted by way of a disclaimer that we take no responsibility whatsoever for the consequences of your attempts to open an infernal portal. You have been warned… 1. Cape Matapan Caves CAPE MATAPAN, THE MANI, GREECE Our first g
Scientists now think they know how life as we know it began

Scientists now think they know how life as we know it began

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Humanity has long wondered where we came from, or why life itself even exists in the first place. It’s the ultimate question for many, and countless scientists have devoted their lives to getting closer to the answer. Now, researchers from Canada’s McMaster University, in tandem with scientists from Germany’s Max Planck Institute, believe they may actually have the answer, and it all began some 4 billion years ago, give or take. Drawing on previous research in a number of different scientific fields, the researchers played connect-the-dots, and arrived at a very interesting conclusion. According to the researchers, the most plausible answer to how life initially formed seems to be that meteorites slammed into ponds here on Earth, prompting the formation of self-replicating RNA molec
How a psychopath is made

How a psychopath is made

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Two “extreme” parenting styles have been linked to children becoming criminal psychopaths in later life, a study has revealed. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology interviewed high-security prisoners and found many have a history of either total parental neglect, or rigidly controlling, authoritarian parents. A psychopath is a person who suffers from a chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior. They are defined by their lack of empathy and have a tendency to manipulate people without any guilt. The startling research found that all criminal psychopaths studied also had a history of grotesque physical and/or psychological abuse during childhood. Study author Dr. Aina Gullhaugen commented: “Without exception, these people have been inju
Why there are no snakes in Ireland and it’s not St. Patrick

Why there are no snakes in Ireland and it’s not St. Patrick

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St. Patrick didn’t banish all the snakes from Ireland, there were never any snakes in Ireland, to begin with Legend tells it that in addition to introducing Christianity to Ireland, St. Patrick banished all the snakes from the Emerald Isle, chasing them into the sea from atop a cliff where he had undertaken a 40-day fast. As beloved as this element of St. Patrick’s story may be, a brief scientific inquiry and look back through history – such as the one National Geographic conducted in 2014 – reveals what while St. Patrick did a great many things, sending snakes slithering away from Ireland was not one of them. Snakes never came to Ireland The truth is that there were never any snakes in Ireland to begin with. There are no signs of snakes in Ireland’s fossil record. In fact,
Man loses fortune, lives alone on desert island for 20 years

Man loses fortune, lives alone on desert island for 20 years

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A real-life Robinson Crusoe who has spent 20 years living on a desert island says he’s glad he doesn’t have to worry about terrorist attacks. Former millionaire David Glasheen, 73, moved to the idyllic Restoration Island, located off North East Australia, in May 1997 after losing his fortune in the stock exchange crash of 1987. The ex-gold mining tycoon and property magnate, who at his most successful was worth an estimated $27 million, now lives in a wooden beach shack with only his loyal dog Polly for company. But despite having limited electricity, fresh water and facing regular battles against deadly wildlife, the bearded exile insists he feels safe on the island. He said: “Here there are snakes, spiders and crocodiles but it is safer here than lots of other parts of th