R. L. LASTER
At the age of 25, I discovered my love of research and the divinity within us. If knowledge precedes empowerment, knowing thyself should be everyone's first priority. Understanding the nature man, woman & their dynamic is gratifying.
The Chateau de Chambord A castle located in the Loire Valley of Loir-et-Cher (France) was built between 1519 and 1547 CE. The French Renaissance building—impressive in both size and architectural detail, was commissioned by Francis I of France to function as a hunting lodge. This is where the king and his entourage could pursue the abundant game in the surrounding forest. The chateau has several innovative design features which proved influential on other French monumental buildings in the 16th century CE. A company called UNESCO is looking to list Chateau de Chambord as a World Heritage Site. Before this can happen, the castle is scheduled to host its first (ever) estate sell of portraits, paintings and anything that can be carried out by hand.
Diamonds Are Forever
Let’s take a look back at some of the world’s most amazing finds. Some of the most incredible things ever discovered have been found in caves. Thrill seekers are drawn to ancient caves because they can give glimpses into the ancient world. We all wonder which caves go the deepest, which bare the most interesting things and who once lived in them. Hidden in ancient caves, civilizations have unearthed artifacts, ancient corpses, burial grounds, and life forms that are so old, they amaze archaeologists. Recently, new discoveries in the deepest caves on Earth can't be explained by scientists. When scientists began exploring a particular cave, they never expected to find signs of life. Explorers discovered giant crystals with life inside. In fact, what they found was around 50,000 years old. The cave in question is in NAICA, Mexico. The bacteria and other microbes in the cave managed to survive by digesting minerals such as iron and magnesium that existed within the crystal formation. Some wonder if this could help scientists find life living in extreme conditions on other planets.
A Modern Haunting
Many haunted places are located throughout Alabama. Of such places, you’d never think a modern, luxury home would foot this mold. This brings us to the Rocky Hill Mansion.
Every Penny Counts
Modest Desires, a Deserving Beauty 2015 is a great year to vast in the ALOHA city of Honolulu. Hawaiian culture is at its peak of intermingling ripeness. The scene is saturated with a wide variety of fast-food chains where celebrity concerts are periodically held at the nationally recognized American football stadium. Although there`s a mixture of mingling cultures cohabitating here, the sound of ukulele struts sound across beach sands louder than any portable radio. The air is crisp and gives host to constant traffic of passenger planes. The tourist-filled behemoths seem to fly unreasonably low and oddly close enough for the logos on their tails to be easily identified. Small and big motor vehicle types frequent [both] the newly paved streets and daintily paved pathways. Most of the vehicles in this area host engines that putt-putt along slightly louder than when they rolled off their mainland assembly lines. KALUA PORK is pork that has been slow roasted under banana leaves left underground. It contends with CHICKEN KATSU pairing with sticky rice. Both are among the most desired dishes on local dining tables.
The Mermaids Journal
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” – Joseph Campbell The Denmark Strait Cataract The Denmark Strait cataract is an undersea waterfall found on the western side of the Denmark Strait. It resides on the Atlantic Ocean (on the Arctic Circle) between Iceland and Greenland. It is the world's highest underwater waterfall that hosts water cascading 3,505 meters (11,500 feet) downwards. This is possible by the density difference of the water masses on either side of the Denmark Strait. The eastern side is colder than the western side. Due to this difference, when the two masses meet along the top ridge of the strait, the colder, denser water flows downwards and underneath the warmer, less dense water. For reference of how massive this underwater waterfall is, here’s some comparison. It is thought that the Denmark Strait cataract has a flow rate exceeding 175 million cubic feet (5.0 million cubic meters) per second which would make it 350 times as voluminous as the extinct Guairá Falls on the border of Brazil and Paraguay (which ‘itself’ was once thought to be the most voluminous waterfall on Earth—being 12 times more voluminous than Victoria Falls). So we see that the Denmark Strait is unimaginably enormous. Due to the underwater proximity and size of this waterfall, explores have only begun to record the multitude of caves and cavernous regions of this magical place. In 2019, several deep-divers made entrance into a previously unexplored dry bed behind the falls. This is the story of what they found inside.
Prince in the Amber Bottle
Underwater Kingdom of Atlantis Atlantis was a mid-Atlantic continent that suddenly sunk into the ocean. The idea that Atlantis was an actual historical place (and not just a legend invented by Plato) didn’t surface until the late 19th century.
War No More
Encapsulated Michael is a 19-yr-old college student. He’s a jovial virgin with more integrity than most young men his age. Although he has already met a couple new friends in class, he and his family are new to the neighborhood. He arrives home—just in time to witness a clock on the wall tick ‘five-eighteen’. Though the home is only semi-furnished, everything is in order. This allows a hand-written note on the counter to be noticeable as it seems to be begging for investigation. Michael begins reading.
Preserve the Bananaslingese
The Bananaslingese are the most isolated tribe in the world, and have captured the imagination of millions. This group of indigenous tribes has lived on their island for up to 55,000 years—and without outside influence. That’s right! They’ve had no contact with the outside world. The Bananaslingese inhabit a small forested island called North Bananasling, which is approximately the size of Manhattan. They resist all contact with outsiders by attacking any boat that approaches to close.