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Special Feature Try the top political quiz on GoToQuiz to find where you fall on on multiple axes, then compare your results to others'. They refuse to speak to each other. Despite being only six years apart in age and living less than a mile apart in the same village, the men won't talk. So what happened? Did one of them sleep with the other's wife? Actually, it looks like they simply don't care for each other very much.
That's the whole reason. The Guardian "He has a mole on his forehead that I find awkward to look at. One researcher explained that "they don't have a lot in common" being the only two people in the planet who can speak a rare language doesn't amount to much , and apparently the two men think this is a good enough reason to let a huge part of their culture die.
So that's two things they have in common: an ancient, nearly extinct tongue and irrational stubbornness. And it's not a case of not giving a fuck about their roots, by the way: Manuel actually tried teaching the language himself years ago, but class attendance was low. Another language, Ter Sami , is also spoken by only two elderly people in Russia, but at least we can blame the Soviets for that one. A fancy napkin design that puts all cliche wedding place setting to shame, the imperial napkin fold is so important that it is actually an Austrian state secret.
That impressively starched bread holder is remarkable in that it's made out of just one impossibly folded piece of cloth, and also because it sort of looks like a dong. How do you even get one napkin to do that?
We're pretty sure some of those angles shouldn't exist. Stare at it long enough and it's like looking into an Escher painting. If you try to fold it yourself and take a wrong turn, you might unleash an elder god. Possibly one who looks like a dong. Getty Or maybe an Egyptian god with a silly hat. Originally, the design was used at the dinner table of the emperor or empress of the Austro-Hungarian empire. The empire may have collapsed, but the timeless secret of the penis-napkin lived on, and it's still used at banquets when a foreign head of state is visiting. The fold is considered so important that an example of the royal bread holder appears in pretty much every museum in Austria and Hungary.
With guards watching it at all times, apparently:. Two anonymous government employees who hopefully have more to do in their day-to-day jobs than fold cloth into the shape of genitals. Apparently, the two people who know how to do the fold will pass on the technique before they die as long as they aren't killed at the same time in a bizarre napkin-folding accident.sdc.ascensiondental.com/wik-sexo-trans-madrid.php
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Wikipedia Austria's leading cause of death among males between 30 and Even though the technique is described as a " closely guarded secret ," there is no record of it being written down and held under lock and key somewhere. As far as we know, they don't do anything special to protect its secrecy. But that's the thing: they don't have to. It's that difficult. Now, we're sure some of you will look at that picture and think, "How hard can it be? Yet nowhere on the Internet is there the solution for how to do it. Or maybe it's less about how hard it is and more about the fact that not a lot of people seem to be aware that such a thing as a secret imperial napkin even exists.
Let's just hope nobody puts a video of the fold on one of the world's most popular comedy websites where millions of people can- OH NOOOO. Because the magician is able to produce any card requested by the audience anywhere inside a deck without even touching it. Invented by magician David Berglas in the s, the trick is mind-blowingly simple. The magician shows a pack of cards to the audience and then gives it to a random person. Another random person is asked to name any card let's say the ace of spades and third one is asked to name any number between one and 52 let's say The 12th card in the deck, as counted off by the audience member who was holding the pack this whole time, will somehow be the ace of spades.
That's uncanny. Obviously there are a lot of variants and ripoffs of this trick with varying degrees of hackery involved even Criss Angel has done it , but in Berglas' version, he uses a perfectly normal, often borrowed deck of cards, and none of the people in the audience are working with him.
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So how does he do it? David Berglas and apparently his friend and apprentice Marc Paul , the guy in the video. Magic Week Seen here with obnoxious facial hair. By refusing to tell anyone how to do it, no matter how many times they ask him. We should mention at this point that Berglas escaped Nazi Germany as a child, became a U. If this man says, "No, I will not explain my card trick to you," you shut the fuck up and go hide under the nearest table. I was feet from the bedroom, with my hands tied. Keep in mind that stealing magic tricks is rampant among magicians, as demonstrated by that time Wolverine stole Batman's greatest trick in the film The Prestige.
Since intellectual property law doesn't cover magic tricks , once the secret of how to perform any trick is out, there's nothing a magician can do to stop others from performing it or even explaining it to regular people. So if you happen to come up with the most-impressive card trick of all time , the only thing you can do is keep your mouth shut. It was like our first date. AS: That is the most beautiful, sweet thing. Like, 'cause Krista, it sounds like you felt so alone around your debt. K: I did.
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Yeah I felt very isolated. It stopped becoming my identity and it started just becoming something that was consequential but inconsequential at the same time. And that was a huge revelation. Student loans, though, have not always brought you closer to people in your lives. Jessie: For him, it was a hard line. It was non-negotiable. He considered it, really, a moral issue.
AS: So you wrote in your email to us, "My student loans are currently at the heart of whether I'll call off my wedding. What's happened since? J: Um, they were a really significant component.
Um, I don't know if deciding factor is really the right term but after we got engaged we started talking about planning to have a family one day and then because of some other problems we decided that we should seek a couples' counselor. And it was when we were in couples' counseling, that my ex said that he didn't think that people should have kids if they have student loans or they have debt, which was - it was a blow to put it mildly.
J: And I guess the thing that always just kills me is that student loans are the only debt that I have. I don't even carry a credit card balance. I buy used Toyotas. I am an incredibly frugal person. I had talked to him when I made the decision to really prioritize retirement savings rather than paying as much as I possibly could on that debt. And he was a part of that conversation. He supported it. J: Um, it was a mutual decision. There was literally a moment where I had to ask my ex point blank, "Is this is this something you're willing to move on, in order to stay with me?
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J: I am sitting in my car. I am sitting in my car in Cortez, Colorado on the drive back to my mom's house in Washington State. J: I am. When we called off the wedding I spent a few weeks trying to take a deep breath and kind of get my emotional bearings again. But I had no support system there, he was my support system. I'd lived with him until yesterday morning when I started driving.
AS: When you think about your student loans today, and the plan that you've had to slowly pay it off and also save for retirement, do you feel comfortable with that?
J: Um, one of the things I did in the intervening weeks before I moved, I reexamined my loans and looked at my retirement plan and really took a big picture reassessment, and I felt good about where I'm at with it. I feel like I've made really smart decisions. J: I used. I used to in a way that I think a lot of young people feel shame about about being broke, about being poor.
In the last, probably year, maybe even two years though, I'm actually—it sounds bizarre to say—I'm a little bit proud of my debt.
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I came from a family where I was the first person to graduate from a four-year university. You know, I was born to an year-old mother. I overcame a lot to do what I did. And the fact that I have these loans? Yeah, it stinks that that I'm burdened with repaying them, but it also shows that I did something.