French director Luc Besson’s new film, Lucy, about a woman who ingests a drug that gives her supernormal mental powers, says action films bore him — but his movie still has a spectacular car chase through Paris.
Besson, whose other sci-fi hit, The Fifth Element (1997),FULL STORY
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Falling real-estate prices and diminishing trade volumes are now a definite trend. The Financial Supervisory Commission has told financial companies to start paying more attention to the risk of slumping prices in the real-estate market. Banks say that in recent years they have been approvingFULL STORY
Toilets, bedpans and other must-haves for nature’s calls from around the world are on display at a museum in Prague that claims to be the largest of its kind.
Rows of toilet paper, bathroom vessels of all types, shapes and sizes and cistern pulls made ofFULL STORY
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Several gas leaks were reported in downtown Nantou City on the night of Aug. 17, alarming local residents and highlighting shortcomings in the local pipeline company’s efforts at responding, including difficulties quickly gaining control of the affected area. During a disaster response review meeting onFULL STORY
Pope Francis has long been a stickler for setting aside enough time to pray, getting up at 4:30am to ensure he is not rushed through his daily meditations.
However, he sheepishly asked to skip evening vespers on Aug. 16 after he ran behind schedule during aFULL STORY
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Chirping sparrows are a constant headache for farmers, who fear more than anything that the birds will pilfer their rice paddy and millet farm harvests. The Taitung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station has come up with a “solar-powered dummy bird repellent.” Experimental farmland usingFULL STORY
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B : Did you bring your resume?
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