italki is a global platform that makes it easy to learn a language online. What makes italki special is that it connects students and teachers around the world for 1-on-1 online language lessons. A core belief at italki is that human interaction and cultural sharing are crucial to becoming fluent in a foreign language. Learners on italki not only get a live human teacher, they also have the flexibility to study any language they want, whenever they want, in a way that is personalized for them.
Punch and Judy is one of the most famous puppet shows in the world; it has entertained audiences across the globe for centuries. The exploits of Mr. Punch and his wife, Judy, are usually performed in short scene sequences and generally culminate in one of the characters being comically beaten. Although the roots of the show were not started in England, “Punch and Judy” has become eternally linked with the English seaside culture due to the wild popularity of the shows performed in these locations.
Lava lamps know how to make an impression. After all, illuminated liquids that encase vibrant blobs of wax which seem to glisten and dance within cone-shaped beacons of light that appear to have been designed on another planet are hard to forget. Lava lamps are among the oddest looking yet most entrancing kinds of lights on the market. Although they were a hugely popular fad in the 1970s, they never completely faded out of interest. Today, lava lamps are sold at numerous stores for varying prices (some sell for under $10) and come in a wide array of shapes and colors. Although almost everyone knows what a lava lamp is, few know the background history of how these strange pieces of furniture came into existence.