Tired Of People Claiming That Gays Never Existed Until Now, Person Collects 31 Pics As Proof That They Did

Same-sex unions have been recorded all around the world. Throughout the centuries, they have existed in many forms, ranging from informal, unsanctioned relationships to highly ritualized unions. And even though the Old Testament prohibited homosexual relations (Lev. 18:22, 20:13), and the Jewish sages provide the reason for this as being that the Hebrews were warned not to follow the acts of the land of Egypt or the acts of the land of Canaan, same-sex marital practices and rituals were recognized in Mesopotamia. #3 Later on, the increasingly influential Christianity promoted marriage mainly for procreative purposes. Not teachings of the Bible (as well as Talmud and Torah), were understood as prohibiting the practices as contrary to nature and the will of the Creator, and a moral shortcoming.  …

The Victoria Crowned Pigeon Is One Of The Most Beautiful Birds Ever And Can Grow To The Size Of A Turkey

Probably no one would argue that humans are naturally attracted to beautiful things. And how else could it possibly be when we live on this gorgeous planet where every corner is beaming with nature’s splendid creations, whether that be a scalding hot African desert or a tropical forest soaking with rainwater. It’s all very different but undoubtedly unique in the craziest ways. It’s no wonder why some say nature is the world’s greatest artist and we completely agree with that. We have loads of beautiful nature artifacts here on Bored Panda but today’s story is wonderful proof of how spectacular it can be. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Kitty Schweizer Bernard Dupont The fact that …

9 Tips From Experts To Actually Get Over Jet Lag Betches

CaboGoing away soon and want to make the most out of your trip? Just got back from somewhere and wondering WTF you can do to stop feeling like a zombie? I spoke with a bunch of frequent travelers and travel experts who shared these nine tips, tricks, and products to help you adjust your circadian rhythm and start feeling normal again ASAP. “Every time I land after flying to the west coast or someplace with a higher altitude than New York, the first thing I do is take a ginger shot. It literally brings me to life, like I can feel it rejuvenating my body and giving me energy,” says Dakota Nowicki, frequent flyer and founder of @wanderbeyondher, a worldwide …

Gambling companies see huge rise in complaints

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“If I hadn’t gone online for a day, they were quickly on the phone or sending me an email” The number of gamblers complaining about British betting firms has risen almost 5,000% in the past five years. There were a record 8,266 complaints last year, according to Gambling Commission figures obtained by BBC Panorama. That compares to just 169 in 2013. Most of them were about firms refusing to pay out on winning bets or failing to operate in a socially responsible way. The rise follows a sharp increase in UK gambling over the past decade. Image caption Neil McArthur says the industry must know its customers “We are pushing the industry …

Ambulance crew shortage expected for third night

The service had appealed for staff to come to work at the weekend because of difficulties filling rotas. “We are doing everything we can to provide as high a level of cover as we can,” said Dr Ruddell. “We are going to prioritise those calls which have the most critical need. “Unfortunately, those people who have a less critical need are the ones who wait longer, and we apologise for that.” Related Topics NI Health UK ambulance services Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Original Article : HERE ;

The Best Bachelor in Paradise Recap Youll Ever Read: The Mayor Of Paradise Returns Betches

Add in some ill-timed finger guns and the resemblance is uncanny! Jordan Kimball is the first new man to arrive in Paradise and is visibly shocked to learn that Blake is the player of this season. You can tell that Jordan once had to explain to Blake what “having game” meant and that it was different from owning the latest version of Madden, and now that his little monster is stealing all the hot blondes from him. He’s disturbed. HANNAH: *sums up Blake’s love quadrangle* JORDAN: Blake? Blake Horstmann? Is there another Blake in the Bachelor franchise you might have him confused with? Jordan says something about how it’s not right that Blake has his “spoon in all the puddings,” …

Life-Threatening Experiences Lead To Long-Lasting Changes In Animals Brains

Predators can inspire fear that causes long-lasting changes to the brains and behaviors of wild animals, helping them remember and avoid such life-threatening events in the future.  Researchers describe this as an “animal model” of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that suggests the condition may not be a maladaptive dysfunction, but rather a phenomenon that occurs in nature to enhance survival against perceived threats. Retaining a powerful and long-term memory of a life-threatening encounter is “clearly evolutionarily beneficial” if it helps an individual avoid such events in the future, note the researchers. “These results have important implications for biomedical researchers, mental health clinicians, and ecologists,” said study author Liana Zanette in a statement. “Our findings support both the notion that PTSD is not …

Is Social Media Killing Our Ability To Get Things Done? Betches

When she’s not promoting her novels, NOT HER DAUGHTER, and her newest release, BECAUSE YOU’RE MINE, you can find her creating writing workshops, ogling her sexy husband, homeschooling her incredible daughter, or plotting her next great adventure. I was launching a book in four days, prepping for a 30+ event book tour, homeschooling my daughter, running my side business, and rushing to meet another book deadline head on. Oh yeah, and trying to find time to f*ck my husband sometime this century.  yesBut what happened with ? That Hannah totally got screwed…have they named the new Bachelor yet? God, I hope it’s Peter!This had become my life. youranythingI’d lost the ability to focus. “I love you, Rea.” That’s when I …

30 People Who Downloaded Their Google Data Share The Most Unsettling Things Theyve Found

There are times when we all get a tiny bit paranoid that somebody — like the Illuminati, the world government, a clandestine spy organization or an alien mothership — is secretly watching us. Keeping tabs on us. Noting down every single, tiny, little thing that we do. [Looks around, peers out of the window, glances at the sky]. As it turns out, there’s no need to worry about secret groups collecting information on us because it’s actually happening every single day, right under our noses and in our pockets. Some internet users did a very scary thing — they downloaded their Google here. ——————— HALO462: ——————— Not so much that it was stored info, but I was cooking dinner when …

Anthony Scaramucci Says GOP Could Replace Chernobyl Trump On 2020 Ballot

Anthony Scaramucci, who infamously “We are now in the early episodes of ‘Chernobyl’ on HBO, where the reactor is melting down and the apparatchiks are trying to figure out whether to cover it up or start the clean-up process,” “A couple more weeks like this and ‘country over party’ is going to require the Republicans to replace the top of the ticket in 2020,” he said. He said last month that Trump’s attacks on four women of color in Congress were “catastrophe” and “a bad reflection on the country.” turn on the entire country. “Right now, it’s an unspeakable thing,” he said. “But if he keeps it up, it will no longer be unspeakable.” Scaramucci fired back on Twitter: “ He …

UK house prices and sales ‘losing momentum’

Britain’s fastest moving property market revealed Letting fees ban: Renters confused after change in law Rics said 69% of property professionals said sale prices were lower than asking prices for homes marketed at more than £1m, although asking prices for homes priced at £500,000 or less appeared to be holding up more firmly. House prices continued to fall in London – where a higher proportion of £1m homes are sold, the South East of England, and East Anglia. Overall across the survey, a net balance of 9% of surveyors reported house prices falling rather than increasing. Surveyors’ expectations for house sales in the next few months were flat, with an increasing proportion expecting prices to fall, the survey showed. Simon …

Hilarious Wannabe-Reporter Sets Out To Investigate A House Fire, Actually Solves An Arson Case On FB Live

Rhoda became known far and wide on the internet for pretending to be a reporter live on Facebook. In just under an hour, the hilarious woman solved an arson case and got the perpetrator arrested by police officers. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s incredible: efficient, sassy and with an eye for details, Rhoda is what every reporter should aspire to be. Facebook “Volunteer” reporter Rhoda Young live-streamed a house fire in Norfolk, Virginia, back in 2017 Image credits: Image credits: In the era of fake news and a lack of trust in the media, what the world needs now more than ever is people who are brave enough to shine some light on the truth. And …

Christchurch shootings: ‘real issues’ not being heard by inquiry, critics say

Survivors of mosque massacres not consulted and reporters shut out of royal commission hearings into March attack that killed 51 people Concern is growing that New Zealands royal inquiry into the Christchurch massacre is lacking teeth and transparency with survivors, the media and security experts raising red flags. On 15 March a lone gunmen killed 51 people in a white supremacist-inspired attack at two inner-city Christchurch mosques. Prosecutors say the massacre was livestreamed by the Australian-born shooter, Brenton Tarrant, and is the biggest mass murder in New Zealands modern history. Jacinda Ardern announced a royal commission of inquiry would be held to ascertain what could have been done to prevent the tragedy, particularly by the security and intelligence sector, who …

50 Memes That Make Fun Of The Idea That Video Games Cause Violence

Some myths have more lives than cats and Mario combined. That’s the way plenty of us feel whenever we see someone blaming video games for every new armed atrocity that shocks the world. Look, we get it, video games are an easy target. It’s far easier to blame them for somebody acting violently than it is to confront the tangled, messy, complex web of interrelated reasons that’s actually at fault. But it doesn’t mean that we should power down our critical thinking, just because we want easy answers. Donald Trump, the President of the United States, and other politicians recently used video games as a scapegoat to (at least in part) explain the recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton. …