Category Archives: Death

Necropolis – the City of the Dead

Cities in Europe are becoming more and more similar. The same shops, the same fashion, the same films in cinemas, the same restaurants, the same music, the same food. To escape this mishmash, I like to visit cemeteries, where time … Continue reading

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“For the Rest of my Life”

He closed the heavy door behind him as he left the grand house on Westbourne Terrace. It had become too late to catch a bus and anyway, it was still warm enough to walk. After midnight, London was at its … Continue reading

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A Date with Ebola

“I am Ebola,” he said, extending his hand with rather too much confidence, as if this was a job interview instead of a date. She hardly had time to sit down before he continued: “I am currently the most feared virus in the … Continue reading

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All Saints’ Night in Vilnius

For All Saints’ Day (1 November), which is something like the Christian version of Halloween, it is customary to visit the cemetery and leave flowers and candles behind for the deceased relatives and friends. The custom seems to be respected … Continue reading

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Shocking anti-tobacco pictures

Everyone knows that tobacco products are potentially dangerous, nobody is forced to smoke, and after the wide-ranging smoking bans in public places, there is hardly any harm caused to third parties. Yet, some countries require that shocking warning pictures be printed on … Continue reading

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Richard Kiel, 1939-2014

And I thought Jaws was indestructible. If you have more time, another James Bond fan put together this compilation:

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Why I don’t eat Seafood

Because it can kill you:

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