Miscellaneous

Luís Reis: tarte e surrealismo

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Luís Reis tem apenas 24 anos, mas o seu trabalho abre o apetite a muita gente. Nascido em Coimbra e criado em Leiria por uma família de cozinheiras de talento, é Chef de um dos restaurantes mais importantes da região sem nunca se render ao pretensiosismo que qualquer pessoa no seu lugar teria. Apesar de chefiar o Restaurante Pontuel, Luís apenas se considera um cozinheiro, subestimando assim a sua riqueza profissional e cultura gastronómica. Moonspire esteve à conversa com um dos maiores talentos da região que descreveu a sua ocupação, opinou sobre a agricultura sustentável e proporcionou toda uma nova perspectiva sobre o MasterChef. Continue reading

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Masters of Sex

Masters of Sex is a 2013 american TV show I’m presently hooked on.

The plot is based on the biography Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love by Thomas Maier, and revolves around Dr. William Masters, a well-known obstetrician and Virginia Johnson, his assistent.

The story goes on in the 50’s and 60’s, a time where the physiological effects of sex were unknown, since this was a pretty polemic subject. Dr. Masters and Virginia (a.k.a Gini) were the pioneers in the study of sex.

Aggregating the male and female point of view, they observe their subjects having sex (this includes couples and singles), while monitoring their body responses. It’s rather engaging to see how they face rejection from their medical peers, who are disgusted by the nature of their study, yet curious about it. On top of it, Lizzy Masters, the actress playing Gini, is a attention-grabbing specimen!

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July 12 full moon is a supermoon!

On July 12, 2014, we have the first full moon after the June 21 solstice. Of course I’m stoked.

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Around this time of year, in North America, buck deer start growing antlers, thunder storms rage and farmers struggle to pile up hay in their barns. Thus, according to folklore, we call this full moon the Buck Moon, Thunder Moon or Hay Moon.

The July 2014 full moon is also the first of three full-moon supermoons in 2014. Previously, we had two supermoons in January – on January 1 and 30 – but they were new-moon supermoons. The full moons on July 12, August 10 and September 9 all enjoy the supermoon designation because the centers of these full moons and the center of Earth are less than 361,863 kilometers (224,851 miles) apart.

The closest supermoon of the year comes with the August 10 full moon, with a moon that’s only 356,896 kilometers (221,765 miles) from Earth.

Because it’s a supermoon, and relatively close to Earth, expect higher-than-usual tides in the days ahead.

 

How freaking cool is that? Don’t forget to look up this saturday!

Source: http://earthsky.org/

Find out why people fear Friday 13ths

Being wary of Friday the 13th is much more than a quaint superstition observed by a few uneducated people in distant, unreachable towns and hamlets. In the United States alone, it is estimated that between 17 and 21 million people dread that date to the extent that it can be officially classified as a phobia.
So why is Friday the 13th considered such an “evil” day?
The origins aren’t perfectly clear, but we do know that both Friday and, separately, the number 13 have long been considered unlucky and it was around the late 19th century that the first documented instances started popping up of people putting the two together to form the unluckiest day of all.

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