Generations of children have been charmed by the magical tale of the boy who never grew up, but Peter Pan is now on a list of banned movies.
Mixed Bulldog and Staffordshire Bull Terrier Max, who lives in an ordinary Australian family became a national hero after rescuing a boy drowning in a river.
In recent months, we have all been subjected to far more social media than we would normally experience. Many of us have spent more time at home with our families than normal.
A man’s forest garden produces tons of food, while practically tending itself. Historically, farms and forests have been foes. Conventional wisdom says we have to cut down the forest to make way for agriculture. But a growing movement called agro-forestry capitalises on the free services forests provide farmers and gardeners.
Injured dog owner spends £300 on X-Rays and vets for his limping lurcher Bill- only to learn he was only copying him out of sympathy
On the night of January 18-19, the Russians celebrated an Orthodox holiday – Epiphany and the believers bathed in ice-holes, despite the abnormal frosts that covered many regions of the and including the capital. In Moscow, for example, the air temperature dropped to minus 23 degrees. Some regions have canceled traditional bathing because of the coronavirus, but most officials organised special fonts, near which doctors, rescuers and police were on duty. In the Moscow region, about 220 ice holes were equipped and entrances to them with convenient parking, TASS reports.
Be careful what you wish for as it could come true. Research reveals that winning the lottery doesn’t necessarily mean winning happiness. Many winners reflect that their lives were happier before they struck gold. The one positive effect is that most winners do claim to be happy but no happier than they were before their win.
A young Pennsylvania couple had always wanted to be parents but never expected to go from zero to nine children in just three years.
For much of human history, privacy during bedtime was an alien concept. Many poor families lived in small houses, where there was only one or two rooms, the larger of which functioned as bedroom and living room both shared by every occupant of the house, including any guests. Even in large houses and palaces, it was not uncommon for servants to sleep in the same room as the master’s. When King Henry V bedded Catherine of Valois, writes Bill Bryson in At Home, both his steward and chamberlain were present in the room. In such circumstances, bed curtains provided a little privacy. But if you wanted true privacy, you had to sleep in a box bed.
Don Starkell wasn’t the kind of guy to shy away from improbable odds. So when people told him his dream of paddling a canoe from Winnipeg to the Amazon was impossible, it fuelled his determination to do it. The epic trip would stretch nearly 20,000 kilometres, through 13 countries, and would include life-threatening tropical storms, fierce waves and a near-execution in Honduras.