This Czechoslovakian production wasn’t the first non-pornographic film to depict sexual intercourse, but it is the first movie to feature an actress, Hedy Lamarr, in her star-making role, simulating an orgasm onscreen. Lamarr’s non-sexual nude caused censorship, bans and denouncements of the film from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Adolph Hitler and Pope Pius XII. However,  […]

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Google doodle today. Marie Skłodowska Curie (1867 – 1934), better known as Madame Curie, was a Polish–French physicist–chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity, a term coined by herself). She was the first person honoured with two Nobel Prizes, in physics and chemistry. She was the first female professor at the University of Paris. […]

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 Artwork: The telltale sweetheart by J O’Yang, Ink on Oriental paper *Artwork is inspired by Four Seasons written by Li Yu (李渔) in 1657 during the Qing Dynasty.  One day the boy was bored. He climbed up a tree and cried: “Wolf! Wolf!” Upon hearing, people from his village all came running to save his life. […]

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Four Asian Tigers is a term used in reference to the highly developed economies of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. These nations and areas were notable for maintaining exceptionally high growth rates and rapid industrialisation. By the 21st century, all four have developed into advanced and high-income economies. BUT, there is a big […]

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