When the Titanic hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic in 1912, it took 1,517 women, men and children to a watery grave. Masabumi Hosono was not one of them.
Masabumi was the only Japanese person to survive the Titanic’s sinking. He was one of the lucky few who escaped on a lifeboat. He did not feel so lucky when he returned to Japan. He was called a dishonorable coward for not falling on his own sword.
Masabumi boarded the largest man-made moving object on Earth with 2,208 other passengers. In the early hours of April 15 he woke up on a doomed ship.
Masabumi fought his way to the deck. He said, “All the hideous blue flashes from the flares and the noises were simply terrifying. There was a feeling of utter dread and desolation.”
ادامه خواندن “داستان بازمانده تایتانیک”
Imagine the loneliness of speaking a language that only you can understand. Researchers have been studying a whale, who communicates in a language not recognizable by other whales. This whale has spent over two decades looking for a friend who will understand him.
Whales are renowned for their songs. Often complex, sometimes simple, songs are their only method of communication. But this unique whale is so out of tune with other whales that no one can hear or understand it.
A team of scientists has been listening to this whale for over two decades. They believe he is a fin or a blue whale. Whatever the case, it has been calling in search of a mate for many a moon.
ادامه خواندن “داستانی از تنهاترین موجود روی زمین”
The Treaty Oak tree was an old and cherished member of the community. For 600 years, it had stood proudly over the spot where the city of Austin, Texas would one day be. The tree was revered by the native people who predated the city. According to a legend, the tree stood as a witness when European settlers made a treaty with the Native Americans. It was a magnificent tree with branches stretching over 130 feet. The Treaty Oak was loved by all… except for one deranged man, who tried to kill it.
One day in 1989, the residents of Austin noticed that their favorite tree had a patch of dead grass beneath it. Upon further examination, they saw that the base of the tree also showed signs of disease. Residents were horrified when they discovered that it was not a natural disease. The tree had been poisoned.
ادامه خواندن “داستان درختی که به بهانه عشق مسموم شد”
Love is the most powerful of human emotions, and new love can make us feel alive like nothing else. The other side of love is the pain of love that has come and gone. Most of us have experienced lost love at some point, and many people believe that time heals all wounds. Could there be another way? What if we could erase the pain of lost love?
In the movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which takes place in the future, a company exists that provides a service to people who want to erase their memories. Here is the story of what happens to a man named Joel: Joel Barish was a quiet, reserved man. His life wasn’t particularly exciting, but he liked things that way. One Valentine’s Day, Joel woke up in a strange mood, which he couldn’t describe. He dressed himself and got ready for work, but when he stepped out the door, he decided not to go
ادامه خواندن “داستان تغییر حافظه”
Donna and her husband John go to the beach every Saturday in the summer. Today is no exception. Donna packs a picnic lunch. She packs the beach umbrella and sun lotion. She cannot find their beach towels. Donna always loses things. The towels are not in the laundry basket or dryer. They are not in the closet, either. She finally looks in her beach bag. She sees the towels folded in the bottom. Of course, the beach towels are exactly where they should be. Donna puts on her swimsuit and floppy sun hat. She is almost ready. She just needs her sunglasses. She thinks they are on the table by the door. Or maybe they are in the bathroom. They could also be in her purse. Donna sighs. John puts the picnic basket, umbrella, and beach bag in the car. He checks his fishing poles and equipment. He places them in the car beside the picnic basket.. Daisy, their dog, jumps in the backseat. She loves the beach! John is ready to leave. Where is Donna? She knows he likes to arrive at the beach before the crowds. John puts the picnic basket, umbrella, and beach bag in the car. He checks his fishing poles and equipment. He places them in the car beside the picnic basket.. Daisy, their dog, jumps in the backseat. She loves the beach! John is ready to leave. Where is Donna? She knows he likes to arrive at the beach before the crowds. John groans and shakes his head. Donna is always late! Donna searches for her sunglasses. She cannot find them, and she knows John is waiting. He hates when she is late! She grabs her purse and locks the door. “You are late,” John says as Donna gets in the car. Donna tells John that she could not find her sunglasses. John looks at her and laughs! He flips down the sun visor so Donna can see herself in the mirror. Donna looks in the mirror and laughs too. Her sunglasses are on top of her head. They were there the whole time!
“It is always in the last place that you look,” Donna giggles!
ادامه خواندن “داستان Lost and Found”
An 80-year-old woman died Tuesday afternoon in a fire. The blaze was reported about 2:30 p.m. at a home on Sunnyside Avenue. The victim was identified as Mary Cass. Her husband, Roy Cass, 80, was not at home at the time of the fire. Investigators from the local fire department were trying to determine the exact cause of the fire. They said it looked like the woman had fallen asleep on the sofa with a cigarette in her hand
ادامه خواندن “داستان آتش سوزی”
Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.”
Gandhi isn’t the first one to compare sleep to death. Sleep provides such a precious break from our busy minds that it’s often compared to death and awakening in the morning to a rebirth. Of course, our mind isn’t always quiet during sleep. We are dreaming during 20% of the time we are sleeping. This dreaming stage is also called REM or Rapid Eye Movement. During REM our minds are very active, but our bodies are resting. At least, that’s true for most people.
Mike Birbiglia has a sleep problem, called REM Behavior Disorder. For most people, the neurotransmitter dopamine is released during sleep. Neurotransmitters have many functions, but one thing dopamine does is paralyze the body during sleep. This keeps the sleeper from moving during their dreams. For people like Mike Birbiglia, things work a little differently.
ادامه خواندن “داستان راه رفتن در خواب”
and heart to heart,
from one place to another.
The warmth and joy of Christmas,
brings us closer to each other.
Happy Merry Christmas From Home to home,
از خانه به خانه،
و قلب به قلب،
از یک مکان به مکان دیگر.
گرمی و لذت
کریسمس، برای ما نزدیک به یکدیگر بودن را به ارمغان میاورد
••..••..••..••اس ام اس تبریک کریسمس••..••..••..••
Bells are ringing
the wishes of christmas day
the flying snowflakes
send my most sincere blessings
to you merry christmas.
آرزوهای روز کریسمس
ارسال صمیمانه ترین تبریکهای من به شما
••..••..••..••اس ام اس تبریک کریسمس••..••..••..••
ادامه خواندن “happy christmas”
A cowboy rode into town and stopped at a saloon for a drink. Unfortunately, the locals always had a habit of picking on strangers. When he finished his drink, he found his horse had been stolen.
He went back into the bar, handily flipped his gun into the air, caught it above his head without even looking and fired a shot into the ceiling. “Which one of you sidewinders stole my horse?!?!? ” he yelled with surprising forcefulness. No one answered. “Alright, I’m gonna have another beer, and if my horse ain’t back outside by the time I finish, I’m gonna do what I dun in Texas! And I don’t like to have to do what I dun in Texas! “. Some of the locals shifted restlessly. The man, true to his word, had another beer, walked outside, and his horse had been returned to the post. He saddled up and started to ride out of town. The bartender wandered out of the bar and asked, “Say partner, before you go… what happened in Texas?” The cowboy turned back and said, “I had to walk home.”
ادامه خواندن “A cowboy”
A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all their might The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down and died The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die He jumped even harder and finally made it out When he got out, the other frogs said, “Did you not hear us?” The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.
This story teaches two lessons
There is power of life and death in the tongue An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day
A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill them
So, be careful of what you say
ادامه خواندن “A group of frogs گروهی از قورباغه ها”