Inspirational Message Discovered On A 2,400 Year Old Mosaic In Turkey

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(PCM) We can all use some positive vibes in life every now and again, so take heed and follow the advice that is engraved upon the 2,400 year old ancient mosaic that was recently unearthed in Turkey which states “Be cheerful, live your life”!

The centuries old “skeletal mosaic” was discovered during excavation works in the southern province of Hatay. Demet Kara, an archaeologist from the Hatay Archaeology Museum, said the mosaic belonged to the dining room of a house from the 3rd century B.C., as new findings have been unearthed in the ancient city of Antiocheia.

Kara further explained, “There are three scenes on glass mosaics made of black tiles. Two things are very important among the elite class in the Roman period in terms of social activities: The first is the bath and the second is dinner. In the first scene, a black person throws fire. That symbolizes the bath. In the middle scene, there is a sundial and a young clothed man running towards it with a bare-headed butler behind. The sundial is between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. 9 p.m. is the bath time in the Roman period. He has to arrive at supper at 10 p.m. Unless he can, it is not well received. There is writing on the scene that reads he is late for supper and writing about time on the other. In the last scene, there is a reckless skeleton with a drinking pot in his hand along with bread and a wine pot. The writing on it reads ‘be cheerful and live your life”.

The mosaic was definitely quite the unique find in Turkey, as the only other place in the world that a mosaic such as this one was said to exist was in Italy and this particular mosaic dates back to a much further time period. Definitely words to live by as then ring just as true now as they most likely did many centuries ago!

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Man Discovers A Ghostly Figure In Image Taken At Hotel That Inspired “The Shining”! We Are Not Surprised!

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(PCM) A tourist from Houston, Texas named Henry Yau was taking photographs at the infamous Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado when he was shocked to discover that his image of the staircase in the hotel lobby featured more than just the hotel decor. Yau captured what appears to be the ghostly apparition of a woman dressed in black standing at the top of the stairwell.

For those that are unaware, the Stanley Hotel is what inspired author Stephen King to write his famous book “The Shining”, although in both the book and the film adaption, the name of the Stanley Hotel was changed to The Overlook Hotel.  The hotel has fascinated suspense and horror fans for decades and is certainly a prime tourist destination for those visiting the region.

Yau stands by his claim that there were no humans present when he was taking the image and it has also been reviewed by several paranormal experts who claim that feel it was definitely not photoshopped and does indeed feature some sort of paranormal entity.

What do you think? Did Yau capture a ghost or is it just a trick of the eye?

By golly! I think I may have captured a #ghost at #StanleyHotel. #EstesPark

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Could The World’s First True Hoverboard Really Exist?

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(PCM) Ever since we got our first glimpse at hoverboard technology in the cult-classic film “Back to the Future” it has remained a staple on the pop culture radar and we have been obsessed with trying to recreate the high-flying phenomena.

There have been many YouTube videos made with people claiming to have perfected the technology and producing working versions of a hoverboard, however all of them at one point or another have proven to be a hoax, that is until now!

The Zapata Racing Flyboard Air, very well may be the first actually legit working hoverboard the world has ever witnessed. While many still continue to doubt it’s authenticity, a video recently surfaced showing a test flight of the board in action and we have to say that it appears to be pretty darn legit to us!

It certainly appears that they are still working on getting the kinks out of operating the board, which is basically a hydraulic jetpack  that is strapped to a users feet. Designer Franky Zapata claims that he has been working on the hoverboard project for over four years now and has nearly perfected the product. Currently the test flights have been taking place over a body of water for obvious safety reasons and the board is powered by four 250hp turbines, all linked to each other via wifi to maximize stabilization.

There was a little bit of an issue with the battery life, as when it went dead, it caused Zapata to spiral out of control a bit and land in the water. His water landing damaged the electronic components in the only working version of the hoverboard, so it appears they are back to the drawing board for the time being.

What do you think?  Could this product be a safety hazard and too dangerous or an incredibly unique way to travel from point A to point B? Either way we think it is pretty cool!

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April 6th is Plan Your Own Epitaph Day

abcde-LooneyApril 6th is Plan Your Epitaph Day.  Spring is in the air, the birds are back and singing flowers are pushing their way out of the ground and new life is everywhere, now let’s take a moment and think about your death.

Let’s get one thought out of the way, we are all going to die.  It may be decades away or seconds away, but it is inevitable there is no escape.  The question is how do you want to be remembered.

On a tomb stone there is your name and some dates, for instance Joe Clark April 1, 1928 – February 29, 2035.  Do you see that little dash between the dates?  That represents a person’s whole life.  All they did and didn’t do, all of their hopes and disappointments all their laughter and tears are represented by that little dash.

After the name and date can come a sentence or two used to remember that person.  There is a stone in England that reads “Here Lies Arthur The Once and Future King”.  The great comedian WC Fields stone reads, “On the whole I’d Rather be in Philadelphia.”  On another tombstone it reads “To Follow You I’m Not Content.  How Do I Know Which Way You Went?”

If you leave your epitaph to your relatives, you may get nothing but your name and date, or something like “Beloved Mother” or maybe “Always Single and Never Happy.”  Don’t leave your epitaph in the hands of some distant relation or a family member that is too bereaved to think of a thing to say about you.  Who you were on this earth could be remembered hundreds of years from now if you write your own.

Maybe our friend Joe Clark might say about himself. “ I was a husband and father and I did the best I could”. Or “I set out to accomplish something good in my life and I did it”.  It needs to be about you and who you were and how you want to be remembered.

I would go a step farther than this though and plan your own funeral.  Choose the church or other building you want it to be held.  Decide on the music and the flowers, specify who you want to give your eulogy.  What passage of the Bible or another book that you want to have read.  Be in the driver’s seat at your funeral.  Write it all down, including your epitaph, and give it to a trusted friend or your lawyer.  They can take it from there.

Plan Your Own Epitaph Day can be a great experience.  Death is nothing to be afraid of and to go with all the loose strings tied up can be a great experience.

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Looking For Something Unique To Do This Weekend? Try A Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunt!

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(PCM) We recently had the opportunity to participate in the Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunt at the Philadelphia Art Museum and can honestly say we had an absolute blast. It was a great way to work together as a team gathering clues and analyzing evidence to reach a conclusion about who committed the murder of an art curator at the museum.

Watson Adventures was not lying when they said this was one of their more challenging hunts, as the clues we had to solve led us to just about every area of the art museum and many required serious study of various pieces of art to determine just how they fit in the overall puzzle. We were given a two hour time frame to complete the hunt, however we definitely could have benefited from about another hour, as it was very challenging to quickly make your way around the entire Philadelphia Art Museum without being distracted by many of the other phenomenal pieces of art that surround you during your quest.

Also, be prepared to do a lot of walking, as throughout our hunt we had to explore multiple art galleries on various floors of the museum. The stairs at the Philadelphia Art Museum are no joke (right, “Rocky” fans?) and we somehow never did find the elevators. Overall, the hunt was great exercise both physically and mentally and at no point in time did we find ourselves bored or disinterested. There is definitely a reason why this particular scavenger hunt is limited to adults only, as it does require quite a bit of critical thinking and analyzation, as well as, themes such as greed, lust, pride, revenge and treachery while trying to solve the mystery of the curators untimely passing.

The scavenger hunt was both engaging and entertaining and is the perfect afternoon activity if you are on the search for something a little bit different and unique to try out. It was a true learning experience in a very fun way and definitely a neat way to explore the museum. We absolutely can’t wait to take off on another Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunt in the very near future!

The great news is that Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunts take place in various major metropolitan cities in addition to Philadelphia such as Boston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco to name a few! For more information or to book an adventure please visit: http://www.watsonadventures.com/

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Japan Is Looking To Hire Six Full-Time Ninjas!

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(PCM) If being a ninja has always been your dream job then you are in lucky because Japan has the perfect job opportunity for you! A central province in Japan is looking to hire six full-time ninja’s as a way to boost tourism in the region prior to the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games which are set to take place in Tokyo.

Despite the fact that ninja’s are usually shrouded in secrecy, the job description for these ninja’s is pretty upfront. They are looking for a more modern-day ninja whose duties would include performing acrobatic stunts, weapons demonstrations and of course taking selfies with tourists. The job carries a year long contract and pays $1600 per month.

Performances occasionally have to be given in English, so you do not have to be Japanese to apply! Who’s ready to put their ninja skills to the ultimate test?

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