Category: Daily Stories

Men came from Marte. Women too.

Spirit, MER-A (Mars Exploration Rover — A), is a robotic rover on Mars, active from 2004 to 2010. It was one of two rovers of NASA’s ongoing Mars Exploration Rover Mission. It landed successfully on Mars at 04:35 Ground UTC on January 4, 2004, three weeks before its twin, Opportunity (MER-B), landed on the other side of the planet. Its name was chosen through a NASA-sponsored student essay competition. The rover became stuck in late 2009, and its last communication with Earth was sent on March 22, 2010. The rover completed its planned 90-sol mission. Aided by cleaning events...

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A little thing called BRUNCH

A BRUNCH, formally speaking, is the act of having breakfast and lunch in one sitting, halfway between morning and lunchtime. This definition is too simple and very ‘academic’. The truth is that you have opened your eyelids at 11.30 and are not sure if you fancy coffee and pastry or a Mediterranean lunch, the one where you sit in at 12:30.   A BRUNCH, formally speaking, is the act of having breakfast and lunch in one sitting, halfway between morning and lunchtime. This definition is too simple and very ‘academic’. The truth is that you have opened your eyelids...

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Campari running through my veins

You’re walking and you suddenly stumble across a methacrylate sofa in the middle of the street. You turn the corner and a Michelin dummy shaped robot starts chasing you. And before you know it, you bump into a live band show (battery, keys and singer) inside a sixties Volkswagen just teletransported from Woodstock. What in heaven’s name is going on? You are at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the annual furniture expo of Milan. Yes, I said furniture. Does my description not fit into your idea of a furniture expo? You’re right: it doesn’t. The Salone Internazionale del Mobile is...

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Gin fizz in tea cups and a lot of jazz

1920. A new decade kicks off full of economic splendour, political stability and artistic experimentation. Until the crack of 29 The Golden Twenties vibrated in many hearts to the rhythm of clandestine whisky, jazz and burlesque. In London there are still some nostalgic fans of the XX century’s most glamorous decade. Back to unbridled years… Welcome to Prohibition Party Scottish whisky in delicate porcelain cups, roulette games, charleston dance moves until you drop…This is Prohibition 1920’s and any joy of life manifestation is welcome here.   Forget the force of the law for a few hours, forgive yourself for...

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