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A Basset Hound named George (actual dog not pictured) saved his life by dialing 999 as he choked on a telephone cord.
George, a 2-year-old Basset Hound from South Heindley, West Yorkshire, U.K., was strangled by a phone cord — and miraculously saved his own life by calling 999, the British equivalent of 911, reports The Sun.
Women called Suffragettes fought for women's rights. It took 70 years for them to win the right to vote. In a world ruled by men, 19th century women became revolutionaries and reformers who dared to confront their oppressors, not unlike the Occupiers of this century. Suffragettes were scorned by both men and women, religious leaders and in the press for challenging the social construct called the “cult of true womenhood” that defined women only as mothers and homemakers because they were wrongly characterized as not having the intellectual capacity to participate in worldly matters.
Next time your children complain of having to walk to school, show them this video of what some Indonesian kids have to do to get to classes.
Students cling to a collapsed bridge as they cross a river to get to school in the Indonesian village of Sanghiang Tanjung.
It must have been hard on the tourists and crew on the Italian cruise ship Costa Allegria, which was left powerless by a fire in the engine room. The heat of the Indian ocean , no air conditioning and the possibility of pirates in the vicinity. But I wonder if they would not have preferred the lack of amenities to being stuck on this ship as she battles her way through stormy seas?
I had heard about the pilgrimage to “El Quinche”, I read that it is a traditional event that happens every year around November 21st for the past 420 years. Every year about half million people walk to El Quinche, a town located in the north-eastern side of Quito from four different points (Pifo, Sangolqui, Calderón and Cayambe). They walk around 5-8 hours. I had heard that is one of the biggest faith demonstrations of religious faith in Ecuador. I had never been there until this Saturday, when I realized the magnitude of the event.
The following adventure occurred 63 years ago in the waters of Deep Cove, Vancouver Island. The Island’s beautiful seaside is home to some large and unusual marine creatures that lurk and wait for their prey…. A young boy of 12 years old witnessed a scary scenario which happened before his eyes. This is his story.
A new route to Northern Patagonia has opened up and now, with an inexpensive three-day family rafting adventure scheduled, now would be a great time to make the trip.
By car, the new route begins an hour south of Puerto Montt in the village of Hornopiren, where you board a ferry for a four-hour journey along a beautiful fjord to a tiny place called Leptepu. Then drive a few kilometers to another ferry, which will take you to on Caleta Gonzalo and the entrance to Parque Pumalin, the vast nature reserve established by North Face founder Douglas Tompkins.
The tiny village of Renwick possesses a small and uneventful church in which can be found an intriguing explanatory announcement that tells of a supernatural connection
I was first appointed by the Diocese of Exeter to pioneer a youth church in the city and advise and encourage other expressions of youth church. Unlimited, which looks to reach young people who have no experience of church at all, tends to reach Sixth Form students - predominantly from Exeter College. It has been a far harder and slower task than I ever envisaged but I have been in post for four-and-a-half years now and it finally feels like we've made some headway.