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Protest occurs as Italian court rules that a woman was ‘ugly’ and ‘too masculine’ to be raped

 

A courthouse in Italy in a very undignified move, acquitted two men of rape charges saying that woman appear undesirable to get raped. The ruling received much flak from the citizens and crowd of protesters showed up to the courthouse.

In 2015, two men were accused of raping a 22-year-old Peruvian woman. They appeared in court first in 2016, the decision to acquit them all the charges were made by a group of all female judges in 2017. The judges at Ancons court said that the victim’s story is not reliable as she is ‘too masculine to get raped’. The arguments hence made, are based on a photograph of the woman as well as on the convicts’ statements who openly said they were not attracted to a woman. One of the convicts even had the woman’s number saved in his phone as ‘Viking’.

According to the victim’s lawyer, Molinaro, her client’s drink was spiked with drugs during a group encounter at a bar. Doctors believed that her injuries were ‘inconsistency with rape’ and found a high level of benzodiazepines in her blood. Specific benzodiazepines called Rohypnol are also translated as ‘date rape drug’ because of its extensive use in sexual assaults. The drug’s sedative properties are being abused when mixed with alcohol. Though what benzodiazepine was found in the victim’s bloodstream, is not clear.

12 Details No One Noticed On “Friends”

 

Some of us never get bored of watching our favorite TV series over and over again. Still, even the biggest fan may have missed a couple of small details about the show “Friends”.

 

12. The famous couch was always unoccupied for a reason.

Have you ever wondered why the gang’s favorite spot — the legendary orange sofa — was always available for them? Look closely, and you’ll notice that it’s been reserved! You can see the sign in a couple of early episodes. The sign is missing in some episodes, but there’s no need to leave the “Reserved” sign for regulars, right?

11. Monica introduced Rachel to Chandler in the pilot episode as if they’ve never met before.

In the pilot, after leaving Barry at the altar, Rachel comes to the coffee house where Monica introduces her to Joey, Phoebe, and Chandler. But a couple of episodes later in “The One With the Flashback,” we’ll find out that Rachel and Chandler know each other from college and Thanksgiving dinners at the Gellers.

10. Monica has a jar for yelling at her restaurant.

Monica has always been very demanding. However, she was also trying to deal with her problem: at Alessandro’s she had a special jar in which she had to put a dollar every time she yelled at somebody. Apparently, she did yell. A lot.

9. A magical kitchen window.

Everybody saw a window in Monica’s apartment, but few of us noticed that the scene outside this magical kitchen window was constantly changing. A brick wall, a nearby building… We did like the apartment, but there was something really weird going on with this particular window.

8. Interesting notes appear on the board on Joey and Chandler’s apartment door.

Throughout the series, the Magna Doodle Board on Joey and Chandler’s apartment door carried a lot of funny messages. For example, when Chandler and Monica confessed they were dating, a cute drawing of a heart with their initials appeared on the board (aww, how sweet of you, Joe!). Chandler also used to leave messages for Joey to call back some girl, his agent, or his dad.

7. They once changed the names of the entire cast in the credits.

On the first episode of season 6, they added “Arquette” to the end of everyone’s names in the credits to congratulate the happy couple, David and Courteney, who changed her name to Courteney Cox Arquette.

6. Ross has two birthdays.

While others were getting older, Ross didn’t age for three entire seasons. He mentioned he was 29 at least in seasons 3, 4, and 5. Plus, according to Dr. Geller, he was born in December. A couple of years later, he claimed that his birthday was October 18th. We believe it must be the power of Unagi.

5. Friends almost never laugh at Chandler’s jokes.

Everybody loves Chandler’s jokes and sarcastic comments. Well, except for his closest friends. The only logical explanation we could think of is that the director didn’t want to ruin the flow of the scene by stopping for laughs. Yeah, not fair, Chandler, but we know you’re “the funny one.”

4. A nurse at the hospital and Joey’s agent were played by the same actress.

Do you remember Joey’s agent, Estelle Leonard? Few recognized her when she played the role of a nurse in the episode in which Ross’s son, Ben, was born.

3. The unusual camera angle.

In “The One With the Secret Closet,“ they showed us the ”4th wall” of Monica’s apartment while Chandler was attempting to open the secret closet. It was a unique opportunity to see the angle used by the camera crew to shoot the majority of scenes.

2. All the wedding dresses.

Remember the episode in which Monica picks up Emily’s wedding dress and ends up trying it on with her girlfriends who, by the way, also put on wedding gowns? We don’t know why, but Emily wears a completely different dress during her wedding. Rachel’s dress also went through some changes since she left her fiancé at the altar in season 1.

1. Courteney Cox was pregnant when the last episode was shot.

When Lisa Kudrow got pregnant, screenwriters decided to incorporate her pregnancy into the Friendsscript. Voilà! Phoebe got pregnant too! But it was much more difficult when Courteney Cox announced her pregnancy. According to the plot, Chandler and Monica can’t have children and they adopt twins. Although Courteney was wearing baggy clothes all the time, we still can notice her growing belly in some episodes.

Bonus: Friends Bloopers Special

When you are missing your favorite characters and you have seen every episode 100 times, turn to the special episode of Conan that the talk show host Conan O’Brien did with the whole cast of Friends. It has all the best bloopers and inside jokes from the 10 years of the show’s run.

13 Unexpected but Amazing Uses for Toothpaste You Never Knew Existed

Some of these ideas might seem a little strange, but they work — try them yourselves!

  1. Faded silver items can once again be made to shine if you rub them with a small amount of toothpaste.

  1. With the help of toothpaste, you can get car headlights looking slick and clean. Modern toothpaste contains an abrasive material which works wonders for cleaning them.

  1. The keys on a piano can become dirty very fast due to constant contact with human fingers. Put a small amount of toothpaste on a wet cloth and carefully clean the keys — you’ll be surprised at how effectively it works!

  1. Footwear with white soles, such as Converse shoes, can easily be cleaned with toothpaste.

  1. If you cover the insides of swimming goggles in a very thin layer of toothpaste, then wash it off, they won’t get steamed up anymore when you’re swimming. I never would have guessed!

  1. You can get rid of stains on wooden surfaces in just a couple of minutes by wiping them with a little toothpaste. No need for harmful bleaching chemicals!

  1. Toothpaste is also great for getting rid of various kinds of stains on clothing, from lipstick on a shirt to spaghetti sauce on a tablecloth. Just cover the offending stain with a small amount of toothpaste, rub it in slightly, and leave for a small amount of time before washing it off. But remember that for colored clothing it’s best not to use whitening toothpaste.

  1. You can give taps their old shine back if you cover them in a little toothpaste and rub with a cloth. In fact, it works great on any chrome-plated surface.

  1. You can also use it to clean the bottom of an iron!

  1. The screen and back side of your smartphone can become scratched very quickly if you don’t cover them with a protective film. Put a little toothpaste on a cloth, then carefully rub it on any scratches. Remove any remaining toothpaste, and wipe the screen dry.

  1. Toothpaste can even clean your fingernails. Just cover them in a small amount, leave for a couple of minutes, and wash off with water.

  1. Certain odors, such as that of garlic, onion and fish, can be very difficult to remove from your hands. But if you wash your hands with a small amount of toothpaste, the smell will disappear in no time.

  1. If you fill a condom with toothpaste and tie its end firmly, you’ll get a stress reliever ball that will serve you for a long time due to the endurance of latex, of which condoms are made. Squeeze all you like and let the stress evaporate!

Short Test To Findout What’s on Your Subconscious Mind

We invites you to take a look deep into the secrets of your subconscious mind. Grab a pen and a piece of paper, turn the logic off, turn the imagination on, and let’s go!

  1. You’re peering into the sea. What do you feel?
  2. You’re walking in the forest and looking down at the ground. What do you see? Now write down the feeling you had.
  3. You watch seagulls flying above your head. How does this make you feel?
  4. You’re looking at running horses. What emotions did you get?
  5. You’re in the desert, and there’s a wall in front of you. You can’t see the end of it. There’s a little hole in the wall. You see an oasis through it. What are you going to do?
  6. While wandering around the desert, you suddenly find a jug full of water. What are your actions?
  7. You are lost in the forest in the night. Suddenly you find a house with lights on. Think of what you’re going to do.
  8. You’re in the fog, and you can’t see anything. What’s the first thing you want to do?

What do your answers mean?

  1. This is your attitude to life, your emotions, and wants.
  2. This is the way you feel about your family.
  3. Your attitude to women.
  4. Your attitude to men.
  5. This is your strategy for solving problems.
  6. This is how you choose your sexual partner.
  7. Your readiness for marriage and starting a family.
  8. Your attitude to death.

12 Ways to Survive a Deadly Battle With an Animal

In order to be ready for anything,we collected techniques that will save your life if you meet a wild animal.

Sharks

The good news is that there are 150 types of sharks on our planet, and only 20 of them can attack a human. That is because the majority don’t treat us as food. The bad news is that if a shark gets interested in you, it will be very difficult to get away from it.

  • In order not to attract sharks, avoid getting blood or urine in the water. Sharks can sense the smell from several kilometers away.
  • If you meet a shark face-to-face, don’t turn your back and don’t try to run away in panic. By doing this, you will look like prey. Move slowly.
  • If you are caught, aim at the eyes and gills. Those zones are sensitive.

Kangaroos

Kangaroos attack only if you invade their territory. In this case, the animal will feel a threat. To avoid conflict, follow the next steps:

  • Cough. Short and quiet coughing is perceived as a sign of illness, and you are likely to avoid an attack.
  • Slowly move back. You will look smaller and, therefore, less dangerous.
  • Don’t turn around, and don’t run. If you do, you will provoke an animal that can jump really far and reach you in a moment.

Lions

If you meet a lion, look into his eyes. Don’t turn your back, and don’t look away because discontinuity in eye contact will give the predator time to attack.

  • Try to look bigger. Lift up your arms or a jacket. If you look big and dangerous, the predator will try to avoid contact.
  • Talk to the lion in a moderately loud and confident voice. Also, make sounds and gesticulate. This kind of behavior is not typical for a victim. It will mislead the animal, and he will perceive you as an irritation that it is better to stay away from.

Elephants

Elephants are clever and friendly animals. Nevertheless, they can attack, especially female elephants who assume you are a danger to their cubs.

  • If you meet an elephant, pay attention to its body language. A twisted trunk and ears looking back mean that he is going to trample you.
  • If the animal is attacking you, don’t run away. Instead, try to find something that will serve as a barrier between you and the elephant. It can be a rock or a tree.

Rhinos

Rhinos have very bad eyesight. That is why it is easy to frighten them, making them attack. Rhinos can develop a speed of 60 km per hour, and it is very difficult to run away from them. However, it is still possible.

  • The only way to hide from a rhino is to stand behind a tree — it is a significant obstacle for him. This animal will not follow you through bushes or high grass.

Hippos

These animals seem nice. However, more people die from them than from crocodiles. Despite their weight, hippos can run at 30 km per hour. Moreover, it’s easy to make them angry.

  • If the weather is hot, try not to go into brushwoods. During a drought, the level of water goes down, and hippos hide in the tall grass.
  • To make a hippo leave you alone, climb up a tree, a big rock, or a sharp hill. Wait there until the animal leaves.

Bulls

Despite common opinion, bulls react to motion, not to a red (or any other) color.

  • That is why if a bull is running to you, stand straight and still. Use your hat, T-shirt, or any other clothes as bait. Once the bull comes close enough, throw this item of clothing aside — the bull will run after it.

Jellyfish

The sting of a jellyfish brings incredibly long and dull pain. You could follow the common recommendation and pee on the sting. However, that is a myth.

  • Right after getting the sting, wash it with salt water. Freshwater will only worsen the situation. Then, using a stick or tweezers, remove the leftovers of the tentacles. If you have an antihistamine cream, apply it to the sting.

Alligators or crocodiles

The jaws of these animals are one of the strongest on the planet. If you get caught by an alligator or a crocodile, it will not be easy to free yourself.

  • If you are caught, hit the animal’s eyes. The eyes and throat of these animals are the most sensitive areas. So aim right there to free yourself.
  • If you notice this predator crawling to you by ground, make as much noise as you can and run in a zigzag. This is a case where running and shouting are the best solutions.
  • If you see a crocodile while swimming, don’t make splashes and don’t shout — it will attract his attention. Try to swim away as quietly as possible.

Snakes

Most snakes are not dangerous and not poisonous. 80% of snake bites are received when people are trying to catch them.

  • If you notice that you are being followed by a snake, stomp. The vibration will mislead the snake, and it will leave you.
  • If you are bitten, don’t try to suck the poison out of the wound as we often see in movies. It’s better to wash the wound with tap water, fix a tourniquet, and call the rescue service.

Gorillas

Gorillas are called the kings of jungles, and there is a reason for it. They are real leaders who protect their families and space. They will not attack you if you behave well.

  • Sit down so as not to look bigger or taller than a gorilla. Try to whisper, and avoid looking straight into its eyes.
  • In case of an attack, roll into a ball. Gorillas are proud animals, and, as a rule, they will not attack the weak and defenseless.

Bees

Bees will protect their hive and can sting you even if you are simply passing by.

  • Dark colors attract the attention of bees. So if you are wearing a dark T-shirt, the chance of getting stung by a bee is much higher.
  • If there is a swarm or just a couple of bees chasing you, hide in a dark place. The lack of light will mislead them.

How to make a smart impression in short conversation

We prepared some tips for you on how to avoid this situation and instead seriously impress your conversation partner.

 

seriously impress your conversation partner.

A well-formulated question can make a person tell you a story. There’s no way they can answer it in the standard way.

Break the mirror

When a conversation is going badly, an amusing situation often develops which is sometimes referred to as “the mirror.” In order to seem polite, we often ask our conversation partner standard questions, repeat the words they use, or just agree with everything they say. As a result, we lose any enjoyment we might get from the conversation.

When we “break the mirror,” something special appears in the conversation, and it immediately ceases to be boring.

Play around with the expected answer

Another great way to break out of a boring conversation is to avoid giving the expected answer.

A non-standard answer to a question won’t drive people away from you. In fact, it will draw them in because you’ll seem different to others. Push the conversation forward, pose unusual questions, and offer unusual answers. That way, everyone around you will be fascinated.

12 Unplanned Movie Mistakes That Only Made Them Better

12 moments when the shooting went off course, but it only made the movies more interesting.

 

12. Guardians of the Galaxy — the sphere scene

According to the director, Chris Pratt dropped the sphere with the Stone of Infinity not because it was planned but because he was just clumsy. He dropped the sphere, but he stayed in character. That’s why this mistake looks like it was originally in the script.

11. Avengers — the blueberries

Robert Downey Jr. got into his character so well that he “gave” him his own habits, including having snacks all the time. The scene with him offering blueberries to Hulk and Captain America was just an improvisation.

10. The Princess Diaries — the fall

This moment was not originally planned, but the sudden falling of Anne Hathaway was so appropriate to the clumsy princess Mia’s behavior that it was decided to leave this scene in the movie.

9. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring — knife throwing

This scene could have ended tragically if it was not for a lightspeed reaction of Viggo Mortensen. A knife that was aggressively thrown by the orc actor slipped and was heading directly for Viggo’s face. He managed to strike it aside with a sword so that it just broke into splinters. It seems like Viggo’s weapon training was not in vain, and the movie acquired one more dramatic moment.

8. Midnight Cowboy — the taxi

Dustin Hoffman literally projected himself into his character, the rascal Ratso. When Hoffman was unexpectedly almost hit by a taxi during the shooting, he started shouting at the driver, “I’m walking here! Get out of here!”

7. Casino Royale — the beach scene

This remarkable moment appeared in the movie by accident. Daniel Craig fell into the water, but the shooting was not stopped. Instead of another hot chick in a bikini, the audience saw Agent 007 in swim briefs. You must admit that it is more than just a decent substitution. By the way, those briefs were sold at auction for $72,000.

6. The Dark Knight — the hospital explosion

A technical glitch appeared during the shooting, and a series of explosions stopped unexpectedly. The reaction of Heath Ledger is a remarkable improvisation that saved the scene, as it was supposed to be shot from the first take because of the high cost of the pyrotechnic effects.

5. American Sniper — the scene with a baby

The baby that was supposed to act in this scene suddenly had a fever, and that’s why Bradley Cooper had to handle a plastic doll. The actor tried to act plausibly, but if you look more attentively, you can see him touching the fake baby’s hand to make it move.

4. Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark — the fight

Initially, it was planned to shoot a long fight scene with the bad guy in black, but that day Harrison Ford didn’t feel well. Steven Spielberg didn’t want to interrupt the shooting schedule and invited Ford to just shoot the enemy, which he did.

3. Django Unchained — the dining room scene

Leonardo DiCaprio was so much into his acting that he didn’t notice he’d cut his hand. Quentin Tarantino decided not to stop the shooting, and that’s why the scene appeared to be so fascinating. Well, it’s just more evidence that Leo deserved his Oscar, even if he got it for a different movie.

2. The Usual Suspects — the police office scene

A collective bout of laughter in this scene was not initially planned. The reason for this reaction was that Benicio Del Toro broke wind several times during shooting. This explains why Gabriel Byrnecovered his nose with his hand.

1. Captain America: The First Avenger — the touch

Hayley Atwell confessed that the moment when she touched Captain’s America chest was not initially planned. In fact, she was so fascinated with Chris Evans’s perfect body that she just couldn’t resist the temptation. It was not very polite from her side, but the director loved that gesture and decided to leave it in the movie.

12 Images Showing How Introverts and Extroverts See the World

 

We all knows that extroverts and introverts see the world somewhat differently. Here are illustrations  which will make you think just how different we can be.

To extroverts and introverts, parties are completely different events.

 

A conversation with a stranger can be a challenge to an introvert, whereas an extrovert takes up any opportunity to socialize.

 

 

This is true of conversations both face-to-face and over the telephone.

 

Meeting a chatty person in the elevator is a great start to the day for an extrovert. But an introvert dreams of riding it alone.

 

A large office space is like heaven to an extrovert, but it’s like being in a zoo for an introvert.

 

Both have their own strengths at work.

 

They understand leadership differently.

 

 

Home for an introvert is the best place on Earth. If you’re an extrovert, it’s just a place to catch your breath.

 

 

 

After an entire day of socializing, an extrovert is still full of energy. An introvert doesn’t feel the same.

 

Which is why they see the subway trip home somewhat differently.

 

 

The same is true of their ideal evening after a hard day.