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Photo: What people in 1899 thought the year 2000 would look like

It's funny to see people's vision of the future mostly because it's ridiculous but also because it's constrained by the reality of their present.

September 4 in pictures

BNN offers to take a look at the most interesting, the most scandalous and simply the most beautiful pictures of the day.

Prince Harry jokes about nude snaps

Britain's Prince Harry has been spotted in his first public appearance since naked photographs of him in a Las Vegas hotel room were leaked on the internet.

Paralympic Games in pictures, 2012.09.04.

22-year-old wheelchair sprinter Mickey Bushell has won Great Britain’s fifth gold medal in the Olympic Stadium in a new Paralympic record of 14.75seconds.

Video: Incredible shot in Paralympic table tennis

British paralympian David Wetherill has become an online hit after producing an incredible table tennis shot.

Riga Zoological garden to weigh giraffes

Riga Zoological garden will organize a special Giraffes Day on September 8 from 13:00 to 15:00. All the long-neck animals that are kept in the zoo will be weighted as part of this event. Visitors will have an opportunity to learn the weights of Piks, Periskops, Usmis and Kimi.

Laughter is more about relationships than humour, research suggests

A recent study suggests that most conversational laughter is not a response to jokes or humorous stories. Laughter is more about relationships than humour.

Science: Mitt Romney looks better than Paul Ryan

A team of Harvard professors has come up with some very interesting findings: Mitt Romney is quite handsome. His running mate, however, might be less so.

Paralympic Games in pictures

Oscar Pistorius was dethroned as young Brazilian Alan Oliveira stole his Paralympic T44 200m crown with a powerful run, topping a successful night on the track for the South American nation.

PHOTO: Obama hits back at Clint Eastwood

Last week Hollywood star Clint Eastwood addressed those attending the Republican Party’s convention, pointing to an empty chair with an "imaginary" US President Barack Obama.

Croatia makes the largest cup of cappuccino

Bartenders in the capital of Croatia – Zagreb – made the largest cup of cappuccino in the world: 2 012 litres. This achievement became the first record in this category in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Americans set new record in chicken wing eating

A new record in chicken wing eating was set during the National Buffalo Wing Festival in USA. California resident Joey Chestnut managed to eat 191 wings in 12 minutes.

September 3 in pictures

BNN offers to take a look at the most interesting, the most scandalous and simply the most beautiful pictures of the day.

Daily joke: School year gifts

It was at the end of the school year, and a kindergarten teacher was receiving gifts from her pupils.

Video: Formerly blind mama orangutan can see her babies for the first time

A formerly blind Sumatran orangutan can see her baby twins for the first time after undergoing cataract surgery in the first such operation in Indonesia.

Video: Hilarious beer chase commercial

New beer commercial by Carlton Draught has recently become very popular on the Internet. In the video, men chasing with glasses full of beer in their hands show real dedication to beer.

Recipe: Garlic ricotta stuffed mushrooms

With autumn on a doorstep, it is a little sad indeed that summer is already waving goodbye. But there is also some good news.

Three-person civil union approved in Brazil

Civil union is practiced in many countries, but what if three persons want to join it? This has prompted heated debate in Sao Paulo, Brasil, where authorities have allowed three persons to enter into civil union.

Daily joke: Colleagues

This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.

Space sugar discovered around Sun-like star

Sugar molecules have been found in the gas surrounding a young sun-like star, suggesting that some of the building blocks of life may actually be present even as alien planets are still forming in the system.

Ligatne Nature Trails installs a new bird house

A new bird house will be opened in Ligatnes Nature Trails on Friday, August 31. It was built specifically to house with new «residents», as well as because the old bird house became outdated.

Why you need at least 4 e-mail addresses suggests everybody having at least four Email addresses. Here are three reasons why.

Chocolate can reduce stroke risk, study suggests

Regularly indulging in chocolate may actually help men decrease their risk of having a stroke, according to a Swedish study.

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