This aquarium has been closed for almost five months. Now, it’s using old wishing coins to help care for its animals.

At the time the aquariums said essential staff would “remain on-site to care for thousands of animals in aquarium care” at its various locations. Additional staff would work onsite and at home to “ensure the Aquarium will be ready to re-open and welcome guests back once this critical situation has subsided.”

Germany to honor anti-Nazi hero Sophie Scholl with coin

Known and unknown heroes: People who resisted Hitler Red Orchestra resistance group The Gestapo used direction finders to track down illegal transmitters used by resistance groups. In the summer of 1942, more than 120 members of the Rote Kapelle were arrested. This group, centered around Harro Schulze-Boysen and Arvid Harnack, wanted to help Jews document […]

Sumner Redstone, Tenacious Media Mogul, Dies at 97

“Somehow I staggered to the window. It was stuck, I couldn’t budge it. I moved to another window and, I don’t know how, got it open and clambered outside. I was kneeling on a tiny ledge, barely big enough to put one foot on. I was three floors up. If I jump, I’m dead. Flames […]

Italy’s “wine windows,” used during the plague, reopen for contactless food and alcohol sales

One year ago, Buchette del Vino placed a plaque under the wine window at Babae, to designate it an official “buchetta.” Now, “the buchetta of their bar has found a new life,” the organization wrote on Facebook, sharing a photo of the wine window in action. 

The tragedy of India’s education system

We tell them, “That’s great; fantastic work. A plus from me; C plus from the board.” Students are asked to never choose questions where there are two sides to the coin (too risky; you will lose marks, they are told). They are repeatedly told to stick to questions that require facts and avoid anything that […]

Crypto-capitulation: Facebook Might Tie Libra to National Currencies

Regulators have expressed concern about Libra being used for criminal purposes, said it could endanger people’s money and accused it of undermining “monetary sovereignty.” All that scrutiny has taken a toll: major companies like PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Stripe and eBay all pulled out of the Libra Association earlier this month, before it had even held […]

‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’ Buzz: Ananya Panday to romance Mahesh Babu as the second heroine?

Bollywood bombshell Ananya Panday is making her debut in Telugu cinema with Vijay Deverakonda’s pan-Indian film tentatively titled as Fighter. While the maiden schedule of the Puri Jagannadh directorial was shot in Mumbai during the early months of 2020, COVID-19 crisis and the subsequent lockdown has put the shoot temporarily on hold. Touted to be […]

Sarkaru Vaari Paata motion poster released on Mahesh Babu’s birthday

On the occasion of Mahesh Babu’s birthday on Sunday, the makers of his upcoming film Sarkaru Vaari Paata released a motion poster, which gives a glimpse not just into his character but also the sound of the film. While the pre-look, title announcement poster had shown a glimpse of Mahesh Babu in a whole new […]

‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’ pre-look bags massive response on social media; Mahesh Babu’s fans go gaga

— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) 1590896351000During a Q & A session on Instagram, Mahesh Babu said that Sarkaru Vaari Paata is a complete entertainer with a strong message. While SS Thaman has been roped in to compose the music, PS Vinod will be cranking the camera and Marthand K Venkatesh is the editor. While the remaining […]

Sumner Redstone, billionaire media mogul, dead at 97

“My father led an extraordinary life that not only shaped entertainment as we know it today, but created an incredible family legacy,” Sumner’s daughter Shari Redstone said in a statement on Wednesday. “Through it all, we shared a great love for one another and he was a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather. I am so […]