Let’s accept the fact that we scour the internet for information every day; well most of us do. If you are into reading and books, you probably came across a lot of lists on the internet that talk about all these famous books that according to them are a must read before one dies. I find that a little stupid. True enough, the talk about some really great titles, but what is the point of reading something that will give you a different and interesting insight into life ‘before’ you die? I say, we should read books or at least know about books that give you an insight into how life can be before we actually start living. So I am going to go ahead and call this one a list of books that you must read before you really grow up.
Author May Sinclair wrote this book. Harriet’s affection towards her parents ultimately drives her to misery. This book contains an important lesson; that one must break free from the chains that bound you and develop one’s own identity. If you want to be an individual, you must, at some point, rebel against your parents. If you fail to do that, you will destroy any chances of you being happy and you will lose your self-respect. So if life gets tough, try dealing with it yourself before running off to your parents.
I am sure you all are familiar with the concept of this particular day. According to theorists and folklorists, the concept of this day did not exist before the 19th century so we can be certain that the superstition started somewhere in the nineteenth century. The earliest documented reference to this date is in the 1869 biography of Gioachino Rossini; he died on Friday the 13th. The book was written by Henry Sutherland Edward. Rossini considered Friday an unlucky day and thirteen and unlucky number and it’s a weird coincidence that he died on the 13th of Friday as well. There will be a total of three ‘13th Friday’ this year and two of them have already happened. The third is due in July. I will list down some of the lesser known events associated with this day that you probably haven’t heard of before. Enjoy the read.
I am pretty sure you are familiar with this band. I am not a fan but most of you must be interested to know that in the year 1970 on the bad day in February, Black Sabbath released their first album in the UK. It reached to number eight in UK and managed a number 23 on the Billboard charts. The album was called Black Sabbath but I am sure you already know this.
Opera is a form of art related to singing. Singers and musicians work in collaboration in a theatrical setting. Opera usually combines text (called a libretto) and a musical score. Opera incorporates acting, scenery and costumes and even dances. The performance is accompanied by an orchestra or a small musical ensemble. It is a part of the western classical music tradition and it started in Italy at the end of the 16th century. It spread across the entire Europe soon thereafter. Since that time, the Opera only grew in popularity. I consider it to be one of the most difficult forms of art and creativity. Over the time, there have been many Opera singers and you probably know a lot of them. This is list however, talks about the best of those singers.
She gave her first performance at the age of thirteen. It was called Orfeo ed Euridice and that was in Germany. She was unable to study medicine because her father was censored by the Nazis. Her beautiful voice however made her ideal for the classical operas such as Mozart, Johann Strauss Jr. and Jacque Offenbach. She also shared affinity with the works of Hugo Wolf and she was one of the greatest opera singers to ever live to the recording age.
Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara was born on the 14th June in 1928. He is more commonly known as el Che or Che. He was a revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, diplomat and a military theorist. He is hated by many and he is loved by many as well and a major figure of the Cuban Revolution. Today he is even remembered as the biggest commercial success. Many also refer to him as the most brutal murderer ever. No matter which corner of the world you go to, they will know of Che Guevara. Not a lot of people, however, ‘know’ Che Guevara and even less know the facts that I am about to mention, so read on.
This particular name ‘Che Guevara’ incites love or hate. This name is a synonym to freedom fighting for some while for others it is an equivalent to butchery. What most of you probably do not know is that his real name was Ernesto Lynch. This name doesn’t really have the same impact as Che Guevara now does it? There was nothing very strong or powerful about his original name however the name that caught on is a completely different story.
I am not that big a fan of history or historical figures for that matter. I do read about them off and on though. Every historical figure has some million stories related to him or her. Now, we can’t be sure which one of those stories is actually true but there is no harm in discussing them is there? This list talks about ten famous historical figures and a scandal or controversy related to them. I find it quite interesting. It is up to you whether you believe in these scandals or not but rest assured that the things I am about to mention below are little known.
Adolf Hitler evaded tax. Recent research uncovered that he got out of paying 405,500 million Reichsmarks in tax back when he became the chancellor of Germany in 1934. He was forgiven for all this evasion of course. He was able to earn 1.2 million Reichsmarks for sales of Mein Kampf and got out of paying 600,000 Reichsmarks in tax.