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Pioneertown: A Movie Set That Became A Real Town

Pioneertown: A Movie Set That Became A Real Town

Interesting News In 1946, a bunch of Hollywood legends including Roy Rogers, Dick Curtis, and Russell Hayden —tired of travelling to far-off locations to shoot western movies, that were very popular at the time— decided to build a Wild West set, in the High Desert of Southern California, where directors could shoot movies and the […]


Oriental Painting Exhibition begins

TBT Report A 5- day long Oriental Painting Exhibition has opened yesterday which is organized by Oriental Painting Study Group (OPSG) jointly associated with The Daily Star and the Department of Oriental Art, University of Dhaka. The exhibition will continue till 13th of this month at Zainul Gallery of Faculty of Fine Art, University of […]

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Dance speaks of human feelings, cultural identity: Speakers

RANGPUR : Leading cultural personalities have said dance always speaks of human feelings as well as life and living with love,affection, arts, devotion, emotion and cultural identity of any nation on the earth, reports BSS. They said this while taking part in a discussion organised in celebration of the International Dance Day- 2016, by Rangpur […]

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Jungle Book takes big bite out of US box office

Disney’s new version of The Jungle Book has taken a big bite out of the US box office, topping it with $103.6m (£73.1m) in its opening weekend, reports BBC. Its debut was the second biggest April opening in history, behind only Furious 7’s $147.2m (£104m) launch in 2015. According to the studio, Jon Favreau’s film […]

Zootopia’ tramples rivals to top box office

LOS ANGELES : “Zootopia” retained its position at the top of the North American box office at the weekend, raking in $38 million to surge beyond $200 million since its debut, industry estimates showed Sunday, reports BSS. The animated Disney film about intrepid rabbit police officer Judy Hopps, who works with a fox to solve […]

Zootopia’ sets record opening for Disney Animation Studios

Entertainment Desk Disney’s “Zootopia” bounced its way to $73.7 million in its US opening weekend, a record-setting box office debut for Disney Animation Studios, industry estimates showed Sunday, reports BSS. The film about intrepid rabbit police officer Judy Hopps who works with a fox to solve a crime in the Zootopia animal kingdom topped the […]

Nicole Kidman doesn’t regret her marriage to Tom Cruise

Entertainment Desk Nicole Kidman has no regrets when it comes to her marriage to Tom Cruise. Kidman, who recently wrapped the stage production “Photograph 51” in London, spoke with the Evening Standard about her relationship with Cruise, which ended in 2001 after 10 years of marriage. Kidman and Cruise had one of the most highly-publicized […]

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West welcome baby boy

LOS ANGELES- Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West announced Saturday the birth of their second child, a baby boy. “He’s here!” Kardashian wrote in a Titter post, which linked to a page exclaiming “Kanye and I welcome our new baby boy!” The latest addition to the West family was born […]

The Unusual Border of Märket Island

Interesting News Märket is a small 3.3-hectare lump of rock located in the passage joining the Gulf of Bothnia to the Baltic Sea, between Sweden and Finland. The island is divided between the two countries since the Treaty of Fredrikshamn of 1809 defined the border between Sweden and the Russian Empire which ruled Finland at […]

The Neon Museum of Las Vegas

Interesting News Not too far from the Las Vegas strip lies a junkyard filled with huge neon signs – signs that once proudly adorned such famous nightclubs and casinos like Caesars Palace, Binions Horsehoe, Golden Nugget, Silver Slipper and the Stardust. Around 150 of these neon signs, no longer wanted by the businesses that commissioned […]

5 Most Impressive Blue Holes Around The World

TBT Desk A blue hole is an underwater sinkhole formed by the erosion of carbonate rocks and appears as a dark blue circle of water in the ocean. Blue holes are typically located in low-lying coastal regions, which were once above the sea level many thousand years ago. Intense karst activity – the process of […]

The Santa Justa Elevator in Lisbon

Interesting News The Santa Justa Elevator, Elevador de Santa Justa in Portuguese, is a historic outdoor elevator located in the civil parish of Santa Justa, in the capital city of Lisbon, in Portugal. This early 20th century wrought iron elevator connects the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher level Largo do Carmo, and […]

The Petrifying Well of Knaresborough

Interesting News On the banks of the river Nidd, near the town of Knaresborough in North Yorkshire, is one of the oldest ‘entrance charging’ tourist attraction in England. It’s a petrifying well that was once thought to have been cursed by the devil, for whatever object the dripping waters touched, had been turned to stone. […]

Europe’s Disappearing Borders by Valerio Vincenzo

Interesting News Ever since the Schengen Agreement was signed in 1985, internal borders between a large number of European countries are gradually disappearing. The entire Schengen Area, comprising of 26 European countries and 16,500 kilometers of borders, have abolished passport and any type of border control allowing free movement of goods, information, money and people. […]

Cross Seas: When Two Waves Meet

Interesting News This strange pattern at sea is what happens when two wave systems cross each other at nearly perpendicular angles. This can occur when waves generated by one weather system collides with waves generated by another weather system, usually at a place that is far away from both weather systems. Waves can travel thousands […]

The 100 Stepped Garden of Awaji Yumebutai

Interesting news Waji Yumebutai is a complex of buildings consisting of a conference center, a hotel and a memorial in the city of Awaji located in an island of the same name in Hy?go Prefecture, Japan. The complex was designed by architect Tadao Ando and built on the side of a mountain from which soil […]

Cleft Island, Wilsons Promontory, Australia

Interesting News Cleft Island, also known as Skull Rock, is a granite island located off the coast of Wilsons Promontory in the state of Victoria, in Australia. It belongs to a group of three islands called the Anser Group, and is one of the most picturesque of all islands in Wilsons Promontory. The western side […]

Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling

Interesting News For more than two hundred years the small English village of Brockworth in Gloucestershire has played host to the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake. In this annual event a round of 8-pound Double Gloucester cheese is rolled down the Cooper’s Hill and competitors fling themselves at it, racing down the steep hillside. […]

China is Building World’s Largest Telescope

Interesting News The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico will soon lose its title of the largest single aperture radio telescope ever constructed. The Chinese are building a Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, shortened to FAST, which when complete in 2016 will be the world’s largest radio telescope and three times more sensitive than the […]

Australian museum to display ‘world’s finest opal’

Interesting Desk SYDNEY: An Australian museum said Monday it would exhibit what it believes is the best opal stone ever found a 6.0-centimetre (2.4 inch) multi-coloured gem unearthed in the Outback named the Virgin Rainbow. The South Australian Museum said the stone, valued at more than Aus$1.0 million (US$730,000), would go on public display for […]

Kuthiny Baty: The Pumice Stone Valley

Interesting News At the southern tip of Kamchatka Peninsula, within the Southern Kamchatka Wildlife Refuge in Russia, lies Kurile Lake in a large caldera that was formed about 8,000 years ago in an enormous volcanic explosion which shook the entire peninsula. A huge amount of material was ejected during the explosion that produced thick pyroclastic […]

Michigan Builds Fake Town to Test Driverless Cars

Interesting News Early this week, the University of Michigan together with Michigan Department of Transportation opened a new test environment that would enable car manufacturers and technology suppliers to test driverless cars in a controlled environment. Called Mcity, this 32-acre simulation of urban and suburban environment is the first of its kind and includes a […]