That has certainly been true the last couple decades, in which scientists have struck on some surprising findings and changed our view of the world in ways large and small. Here are 30 of them. And for more awe-inspiring facts, check out these 30 Astonishing Facts Guaranteed to Give You Child-like Wonder….more: bestlifeonline.
The world’s 1.5 billion Muslims began observing the holy month of Ramadan last Saturday, along with one unexpected addition in Canada. Canadian lawmaker Mark Holland has announced that he will be fasting this year – for the third time in a row – to raise money for a charity that fights against hunger. During Ramadan, Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn to dusk…MORE:.alaraby.co.
Joseph Schreiber, dressed in a burnt orange jumpsuit, his wrists and ankles shackled, pleaded no contest during Monday’s hearing before Circuit Judge Steven Levin. A no contest plea is treated the same as a guilty plea. Schreiber answered Levin’s questions in a clear, unwavering voice before sentencing. He was also ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution although damages exceeded $100,000. Because he was declared a habitual offender, he could have received a life sentence…more: usnews
It reads: “Dear Stephanie, thanks for the sweet letter, one day I hope to meet you also. Tell all my fans I said, ‘Hello,’ from me. Kiss Mother and Daddy for me and wish them my love. May Allah always bless you and guide you. Love from Muhammad Ali.’…more: bbc.
A school in Belgium had sent 30 Muslim school girls home last week for wearing long skirts, baggy pants, dark dresses and skirts over pants after such dresses were banned by the principal. The principal is quoted by media to have said “the wearing of baggy pants, long skirts or dark dresses, and skirts or dresses over pants is not tolerated.”…more: dunyanews
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has denied in a BBC interview that his forces have used barrel bombs indiscriminately in civilian areas. He insists that his air force has only targeted “terrorists” and that civilians have not been harmed. But what are barrel bombs? And why is their use so controversial? MORE bbc