Health Benefits of Green Apples

Boon for eye health : The vitamin-A present in green apples is no less than a boon for the eyes. Therefore, daily consumption of green apples gives great relief in weakness or dryness in the eyes.

Good for type 2 diabetic patients : The sugar level in green apples is much less compared to red apples. Also, the amount of fibre is sufficient. Therefore, green apple helps in managing diabetes. And, especially type-2 diabetes.

Good for lung health : The flavonoids found in green apples strengthen our lungs and reduce the risk of asthma to a great extent. Therefore, it is beneficial to consume green apples regularly for lung health, especially during the winter season.

Maintains digestive system : Filled with fibre, green apples give relief in constipation and other gut issues. A compound called pectin, found in green apples, is known to promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut. Therefore, to keep our digestive system healthy, we should consume green apples regularly.

Strengthen bones : Green apples are loaded with calcium content as well. So, consuming a green apple every day can strengthen bones and teeth.

Makes skin healthy : Rich in various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, green apple fights against ageing.

Bruce Willis To Retire From Acting Due To Suffering From Aphasia

Bruce Willis will step away from his acting career after being diagnosed with aphasia, a condition that impedes a person’s ability to speak and write. The actor’s family, including his wife Emma Heming-Willis and ex-wife Demi Moore, announced his condition on Instagram on Wednesday. Aphasia is “impacting his cognitive abilities”, the statement said. Willis, 67, is best known for playing John McClane in the Die Hard films, which made him a star. Will’s family posted a joint statement on the Instagram handle saying that aphasia is impacting his cognitive abilities- it is a condition that leads to loss of ability to express or understand speech. The post added that it is a challenging time for their family. Aphasia can affect the ability to speak, write and understand language, both verbal and written. It typically occurs suddenly after a stroke or a head injury. 

“With much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him,” his family wrote in a joint statement. “This is a really challenging time for our family and we are so appreciative of your continued love, compassion and support.” Willis has five daughters, three with Ms Moore and two with Ms Heming-Willis. Several actors and other stars offered their condolences to Willis and his family following the news. At the time of his retirement, Willis had completed eight films awaiting release in 2022 and 2023. 

His acting career began in the early 1980s but he did not become a household name until later in that decade – first after starring opposite Cybill Shepherd in the ABC TV series Moonlighting and then in his 1988 performance as John McClane in the first Die Hard film. Since then, his films including The Sixth Sense, Armageddon and Pulp Fiction have grossed more than $5bn worldwide, according to Variety. He’s been nominated for five Golden Globes, winning one for Moonlighting, and three Emmys, winning two. Some of his other popular films include The Fifth Element, Armageddon, The Sixth Sense, The Last Boy Scout, Death Becomes Her, Pulp Fiction and 12 Monkeys.

Work Desktop CPU Replaced And Back At Home Now

Due to a malware that affected some of our work systems, I had issues with my work pc the whole of last year. Unfortunately duet to the 48 hours strike (and living in Kerala), I couldn’t go to the office on either Monday or Tuesday to Kakkanad and collect a replacement CPU – no issue with the monitor or the dual boot client OS – and they setup it up for me. I left for the office at 12:15 pm and came back home by 5:30 pm.

I am ashamed to say that my biggest problem was cleaning the cpu before I put it in a bag and go to the office. My place gets really dusty and it is an issue. Since I have a small desk, I place the CPU horizontally on the table and then the monitor on top of it. That is the only way I can fit the giant 21 inch screen on the small table that I have. You see the pic above? That’s how I wish my work at home setup is. However due to a problem with space – I have a small desk which is perfect for a laptop but for a large monitor and CPU and keyboard plus mouse, it is barely enough.

Therefore cleaning is a chore. Hence I rarely clean and dust the area. Which is a problem. I am going to check and see if I can somehow adjust the area and place a slightly bigger desk there. Anyways, I was so tired as I had to walk around for forms and getting approvals and the papers signed before I could leave for home. I am happy to note that the Uber drivers to and fro were both very friendly and helpful as well as empathetic. I had to skip lunch – only had a lemonade and a couple of vadas at around 3pm to battle the hunger pangs.

RIP Eugene Melnyk

Canadian businessman , philanthropist, and owner, governor, and chairman of the National Hockey League (NHL)’s Ottawa Senators and AHL’s Belleville Senators Eugene Melnyk passed away on the 28th of March. He was the founder, chairman, and CEO of Biovail Corporation, once Canada’s largest publicly traded pharmaceutical company with more than C$1-billion in annual revenue. He sold almost all of his holdings of the company by 2010. Canadian Business magazine ranked Melnyk 79th on its 2017 list of Canada’s 100 wealthiest people, with a net worth of $1.21 billion.

Melnyk was born in Toronto, Ontario, on May 27, 1959, the son of Ferdinand and Verna Melnyk, who were both born in Ukraine. He was a Canadian citizen and also a long time resident of Barbados, where he sent up residence to avoid the heavy taxes in his home country. In 1982, Melnyk founded medical publishing company Trimel Corporation, which was sold to Thomson Publications (part of the Thomson Corporation) in 1989. In 1989, Melnyk founded Biovail Corporation, a specialty pharmaceutical company. During his time as chairman and CEO of Biovail, revenues grew from $19 million in 1995 to $1.067 billion in 2006. One of Biovail’s strategies was to look for drugs with expired patents, then reinvent them with the company’s proprietary technologies.

Melnyk’s first foray into sports franchise ownership came in 2001 with the purchase of the St. Michael’s Majors of the Ontario Hockey League. At the time, the club played at the St. Michael’s College School’s Arena in Toronto, but Melnyk aimed to move the team to nearby Mississauga.  As there was already an OHL team in Mississauga, the Mississauga IceDogs, Melnyk subsequently purchased the IceDogs franchise in 2006 and resold them in 2007 in order to facilitate the move of the Majors from Toronto to Mississauga. Per the deal arranged by Melnyk, the IceDogs’ new ownership relocated the team to St. Catharines, Ontario and the team became known as the Niagara IceDogs. On May 10, 2012, Melnyk sold the St. Michael’s Majors (now called the Mississauga Steelheads) to Elliott Kerr for an undisclosed price.

On August 26, 2003, Melnyk purchased the Ottawa Senators NHL franchise along with their arena, then known as the Corel Centre. At that time the team was facing bankruptcy and an uncertain future in Ottawa, and was purchased for the sum of US$92 million. In December, 2020, the Ottawa Senators were listed by Forbes magazine as the NHL’s twenty-sixth highest valued franchise at US$450 million. His realationship with the Senators fanbase has been testy of late as some fans in Ottawa had gradually become disillusioned with Melnyk’s management style and perceived unwillingness to spend the money needed to build a championship-caliber team. This came after the Senators fell just one overtime goal shy of reaching the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals.

Melnyk was hospitalized for end-stage liver failure and had a liver transplant in May 2015 after a public appeal for a live liver donor found an anonymous donor. He died on March 28, 2022, due to an undisclosed illness at the age of 62.

11 Movies Based On Michael Chrichton Novels

The Andromeda Strain (1971) : An oldie but a goodie, an alien virus kills people in a town and scientists are brought in to investigate and try to contain it. This came out in the ‘70s, but you could already see Crichton’s clinical, scientific approach that would make Jurassic Park a hard-science fiction hit for the ‘90s. The acting in The Andromeda Strain is top notch, and the story is riveting, just like in the book. But the movie is kind of slow. As mentioned before, this would be a good example of hard science fiction in that the science is the star attraction here. It’s an accessible film, sure, but there’s a reason why The Andromeda Strain wasn’t the ‘70s version of Jurassic Park. It’s just not as interesting a concept as cloning dinosaurs.

The Terminal Man (1974): Based on Crichton’s 1972 novel by the same title, The Terminal Man is a thriller about mind control. The main character, Henry Benson, is scheduled for an operation to have electrodes and a mini-computer implanted in his brain to control his seizures. But what does that really mean for Henry? He ends up having even worse blackouts after the surgery where he gets really violent, and even likes it. It’s fun for the whole family!

The First Great Train Robbery (1979) : Crichton directed The First Great Train Robbery and wrote the screenplay, which was based on his 1975 book with the same title. The First Great Train Robbery is about the Great Gold Robbery of 1855 and takes place in London. Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland star in this really fun caper where two thieves rob a train full of gold. The whole film is basically them figuring out how to do it, and then they do it.

Jurassic Park (1993) : Based on Crichton’s 1990 novel with the same title, Jurassic Park is a science fiction thriller about dinosaurs who are recreated through DNA to populate an amusement park. Unfortunately, some of the safety measures fail, and people find themselves in danger. Jurassic Park is part thriller, part horror, part animatronic magic. It’s one of Steven Spielberg’s greatest movies, and it’s a crowd-pleaser, through and through. Jurassic Park is pretty much what made Michael Crichton a household name, and this is one movie that I think is far better than its source material.

Rising Sun (1993) : In this crime thriller starring Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes, a Japanese prostitute is killed and two detectives (Snipes and Connery) have to solve the case. A disc is in play that may or may not contain the murder on it, and tangled thrills ensue. Rising Sun is another book that is much better than the movie. The story, which concerns Japanese businessmen, is a lot more racially charged in the novel, and the movie is a bit racist, too, in some regards. But the culture clash is intertwined much better in the book, and the movie kind of starts to run in circles, making it a little clumsy as it stumbles to its conclusion. Still, as a story that doesn’t rely on any of the Crichton tropes of technology run amok, it’s still fully engaging, even though Wesley Snipes feels way underused.

Disclosure (1994) : Based on a novel Crichton published the same year, Disclosure is about Tom Sanders, who works in a high-tech company just before the beginning of the dot-com economic boom and is wrongly accused of sexual harassment.

Congo (1995) : Based on Crichton’s 1980 novel, Congo is about a diamond expedition in the rain forest of Congo that is attacked by killer gorillas. Starring Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh, Tim Curry (with a ridiculous accent), Ernie Hudson, and BRUCE FREAKING CAMPBELL (ok, he’s in the movie but he’s not “starring” in it), and even a “talking” gorilla, Congo is about a team that goes into the heart of the jungle to locate a missing team of diamond hunters.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) : The Lost World is the sequel to Jurassic Park. It takes place six years after the original story and involves the search for “Site B,” the place where the dinosaurs for Jurassic Park were hatched. The movie is based on Crichton’s 1995 book with the same title. You’ve likely seen The Lost World, and if you have, then you know it’s not as good as the original. As a follow-up, it’s actually really enjoyable.

Sphere (1998) : Sphere, which was based on Crichton’s 1987 novel with the same title, is the story of a psychologist who is called by U.S. Navy to join a team of scientists to examine an enormous spacecraft discovered on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Dustin Hoffman, and Sharon Stone, Sphere is about a team finding an alien ship underwater. Or so they think. Mysteries abound, and the conclusion is that the book is way better than the movie, despite it’s star power.

The 13th Warrior (1999) : Based on Crichton’s 1976 novel Eaters of the Dead, The 13th Warrior is about a Muslim in the 10th century who travels with a group of Vikings to their settlement. It is largely a retelling of Beowulf. Antonio Banderas stars as the Muslim who ends up with the Vikings who are at war with Grendel (yes, Beowulf’s, Grendel). That said, it turns out that the bad guys are really just cannibals who like to live with bears. It’s…interesting.

Timeline (2003) : Based on Crichton’s 1999 novel, Timeline is about a team of historians that travels to the Middle Ages to retrieve a fellow historian who is trapped there. Paul Walker, Gerard Butler, and Francis O’ Connor star in this time traveling adventure film about some archaeological students who go back to medieval times to save their professor. The action and adventure is all there, but people didn’t turn out to see it, as it was a box office bomb.

———->Bonus : A tv mini-series<———-

The Andromeda Strain (2008) : The 2008 TV mini-series of The Andromeda Strain is a remake of the 1971 movie with the same title. Both are based on Crichton’s novel about a team of scientists who are investigating a deadly extraterrestrial microorganism that rapidly and fatally clots human blood.

My School Years When I Was A Kid In Kuwait

Describe the schools you went to

Ok, so I am only going to mention the two schools I went to in Kuwait over here. The 3rd and final school I went to deserves it’s own long blog post. So let’s get to it – being born in Kuwait, I first went to playschool and at the age of 5 I was enrolled into Upper KG at a proper school. It was called Carmel School Kuwait and was run by Indian nuns and was basically a Catholic school. I went there because my elder sister went there. Also, it was mainly a girls school in that the  majority of the students were girls and they accept like 10-12 boys per class.

It was a fun school, though we had to get up really early to get to the school. 6am I think and we reached the school by 7 am and came home a little after lunch time. I remember crying on day 1 as I missed my parents but soon I made a lot of friends. However they made us boys sit at a desk with 2 girls on each side and sometimes it was just you and 3 girls. Now at that age we hated girls. I remember we had a lot of fun and it was a good time growing up. The school only took boys till the age of 10 or the 4th grade and therefore in my final year in Kuwait, my parents enrolled me in a school called New Indian School.

They were almost the opposite of Carmel School in that girls studied in one slot in the morning and boys in the afternoon to evening slot. Weird when I think about it now. We never had the same classes even during the overlapping hours. So that one year my class was all boys and it was ok since we were all 11 years old and girls were “yuck”. That year was fun too and I made a lot of friends including some who were in my previous classes in Carmel School. Best thing was you didn’t have to wake up early.

Prompt from MARCH 2022 JOURNAL PROMPTS at Rachel

The Oscar Night Slap Heard Across The Internet

I dunno. It didn’t looked staged and it looked staged at the same time. I can’t be sure. Maybe only a couple of people were in on it. If you ask me it’s a bunch of bullcrap – American celebrities have too much drama. If you look at the video, you will see initially Will Smith was laughing – he found it hysterical. Then the black Cruella DeVille gave him a death glare and muppet Will said “yes, ma’am.” and went and hit Chris Rock. Looks very suspicious to me.

He doesn’t come out being the big man in this exchange. I dunno if it is staged. Honestly I’m 50–50 at it. But….Will Smith actually laughed at the joke at first and then Jada gave him a death stare and only then he got up and reacted! Watch the video. If he found it funny himself and was laughing, did she give him hell for doing so? And how can Will now go and blame Chris Rock, who took it like a true professional and continued on with the show.

And another thing, I think there is too much drama among a section of American actors/celebrities. Not African, Australian, UK or Canada celebs. Just the American ones! The rappers, the singers & divas, the actors – all a bit too much.

Tim Hortons Finally Comes To India – A Little Bit Of Canada In India

Finally atleast part of one of my dreams is coming true. There are several fast food & coffeeshop chains from the Western world that I have not tasted and wish to have them come to India. Some UK, American & Canadian ones. Now in terms of Canada, I wish I could actually move there. Now that’s another story but when it comes to Canadian brands, they don’t come as big or iconic as Tim Hortons. And they are coming to India.

Tim Hortons, a coffee brand established in 1964 in Canada, will enter India as part of an exclusive agreement with AG CafĂŠ, a joint venture entity owned by Apparel Group, a global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate and Gateway Partners, an emerging markets alternative investment manager.

Popular for its freshly prepared iconic beverages like the smooth and creamy ‘French Vanilla’ and its creamy blended frozen coffee, the ‘Iced Capp®’ along with made-to-order food and baked goods offerings, like the delicious bite-sized morsels of traditional donuts called ‘Timbits®’, Tim Hortons will open in New Delhi this year, quickly followed by Punjab and other parts of the country. With over 50 years of coffee expertise, the brand has captured the hearts and taste buds of many.

India is one of the world’s fastest-growing markets for specialty coffee retail chains. The growth can be attributed to the changing lifestyle of the young population, rising disposable income, and a keenness to explore global experiences. With this launch, India will become the brand’s fourth country in the Asia Pacific region, and plans to open over two hundred and fifty outlets over the next five years. Tim Hortons India will be led by Navin Gurnaney, an experienced and reputed professional who will serve as the  company’s India CEO. He was previously the CEO for Starbucks India. 

10 things you can’t live without!

10 things I can’t live without!

  1. Internet : needless to say all of us cannot do without the internet. I am ever grateful for those who are invented the internet, got us broadband, providing the service, maintaining the servers and creating the apps that have made our lives so much easier & better.
  2. Football : football is life, life is football. The best and most popular sport in the world. I love watching football and celebrating a great goal. Yes, football not the North American variant that is so dumb and not played with a ball or kicked with a foot!
  3. Science fiction shows & movies : The whole reason that movies & tv shows exist in the first place, if you ask me really. To show us what certain people think is the future and what our lives will look like. The possibilities are endless.
  4. Star Trek : Speaking of science fictions shows and movies, this is the ultimate. Star Trek has always been at the forefront of showing us what humanity can aspire to be and shows us a future that is worth waiting for. An end to homelessness, hunger, poverty, diseases and war amongst ourselves. A united earth & our allies headed out to space, boldly going to where no one has gone before.
  5. Music : music is also essential for me to life. Metal, hard rock, soft rock & the Blues is all very much what I live to listen to. Playing my favourite music is always guaranteed to put me in a better mood, bring me back from the depths of despair and re-energize me. I would rather die than not be able to listen to my fav music.
  6. Computers/laptops – It’s what I use to connect to the internet, do my work and play and watch porn! Yeah, admit it, you do too. But mainly for storing videos, photos, images and getting onto the internet, I need my laptop.
  7. Coffee : Ohh, coffee. Such a strong need for this. Every morning and evening, I need my caffeine fix and though I usually have it hot & strong, I also do get a few frappes once in a while. I love coffee.
  8. Beer : Beer is the drink of the gods. Though I love my vodka, rum, brandy and gin, beer is the king. It’s such a social drink, infact it is the second most social drink after coffee. Tea doesn’t even come close. Beer is so great on a hot day, on a not so hot day and one a cold, rainy day. Any day, any time. Beer. Second only to a great coffee.
  9. Pizza : Pizza is the great food invention ever. It is Italy’s love letter to the rest of the world. Pizza is something I love like no other food. And it doesn’t even have to have meat on it! That’s how much I love pizza! I could enjoy a veggie pizza like no body’s business and have my fix taken care off. Ofcourse when I order, it is usually filled with meat toppings.
  10. Women : What would the world be without women? Sexy, soft, dangerous curves, girl or woman. I want women in my life in some shape or form. We cannot live without them.


Rocky (1976)

Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, and directed by John G. Avildsen. It tells the rags to riches American Dream story of Rocky Balboa (Stallone), an uneducated, kind-hearted working class Italian-American and small-time club fighter who, while working as a debt collector for a loan shark in the slums of Philadelphia, gets a shot at the world heavyweight championship. The film also stars Talia Shire as Rocky’s love interest Adrian, Burt Young as Adrian’s brother Paulie, Burgess Meredith as Rocky’s trainer Mickey Goldmill, and Carl Weathers as reigning champion Apollo Creed.

Made on a budget of just under $1 million, Rocky proved to be a sleeper hit, earning $225 million in global box office receipts and becoming the highest-grossing film of 1976. The film was critically acclaimed and solidified Stallone’s career, beginning his rise to prominence as a major movie star. Among other accolades, it received ten Academy Award nominations, winning three, including Best Picture. In 2006, the Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”. Critics consider Rocky one of the greatest sports films ever made and the American Film Institute ranked it the second-best in the genre, after Raging Bull, in 2008.

The Dos of Online Education

Set Up a Quiet Space

To ensure you participate fully as an online student, it’s best to create a space that is free of distractions and remains uninterrupted for the entire duration of your session if possible. In addition, having a clear background or using a virtual one can help you control your environment.

Take off your wall poster or cover it, and make sure your dirty laundry is not visible in the video. Lock your door for privacy, or you might end up in a similar position to this guy. Let your family members and roommates know about the class timings and ask them to avoid knocking on the door during the class.

Be punctual, log in on time

As a student enrolled in online classes, attendance still matters. You’ll want to log into whatever online platform your professor is using. Make sure your computer is charged and be ready to appear on screen in a timely fashion. Being late is not acceptable, especially as your commute is (probably) from your bedroom to the couch in your living room!

Adopt Better Online Communication Habits

You should look at your email regularly – at least once a day. If you are discussing an assignment with a professor or working on a group project, see to it that you are available on a platform accessed by everyone (e.g., Slack, Discord, etc.)

Get a Reliable Internet Connection

This is perhaps the most straightforward tip, but surprisingly, most people ignore it. Your computer and internet access are your most valuable assets in an online setting, similar to how you need pens and papers in a physical space. Therefore, get a dependable internet connection with a high speed. Besides, make sure to get this done before your online classes start, or you might have to face costly interruptions during your session.

Test your tech

Glitches in your technology mean you could miss some vital part of your professor’s lecture. Make sure the camera is stable and that your audio or microphone works. Use headphones to make sure you can hear everyone. Plug in your computer and make sure it’s charged ahead of time.

Take Study Breaks

Regular study breaks can be the key to a student’s success. When you attend school or college, breaks are already planned, but you might have to create your own breaks when studying online. For starters, set smaller breaks and plan how you will utilize them. MIT, one of the top universities in the world, recommends taking a 10-minute study break after every 50 minutes. Afterward, you can create more significant breaks of 30 minutes after every two hours. These serve as an excellent goal post and help you feel energized and refreshed in every study session.

What A Mess Of My Work System

The week I have been having – man, it’s a pain in the ass. Ok, so Monday I tried to complete the certification for a batch of new hires in Chennai, that I had been training remotely. I got that done and completed by the late evening. I tried to get the recordings done for a teachback for one of my colleagues so he can get certified for an upskill but he was too busy with other work. We tried to reschedule it for 7:30 pm but he told me that it might not work out at all. I had also asked for 2 days off, since I worked the last two Saturdays, as compensation but my manager said that I could take Tuesday off as I would be getting a new batch of new hires in Chennai to train on Wednesday.

So Tuesday I took a day off to enjoy and relax and I wanted to sleep in as well. Unfortunately, I was facing system issues on my work computer (no laptop, it is a clunky desktop). The issue was a malware that affected our network on Saturday and since I was working on Saturday connected via a VPN, my system was affected. I was told to switch it off via WhatsApp but I guess it was too late. So some of my files on the hard drive got corrupted and I couldn’t get connected to the Share folders where the majority of my files are saved. What can I say? Anyways I had raised a trouble ticket on Monday but they kept pushing it around and I actually had words with them on Thursday to get to it.

Finally someone in the local tech team accessed my system yesterday evening and after a couple of hours of trying, he declared it a lost cause. I can still access some stuff and do a bit of work but I won’t be able to get back my access to the folders and other issues that won’t seem to get fixed. The solution is to go and get a replacement CPU and bring it back here. Arrrgh! I hate having to go there for the replacement but I guess it has got to be done.

How Youtubers Make Money From Their Channels

Content creators can join the YouTube Partner program after accumulating 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time. This gives creators access to monetization features such as advertising, fan funding and merchandise sales. Top YouTube stars make close to $20 million a year. However, most make far less or nothing at all.

Google Ads

The first step to making money on YouTube is to join the YouTube Partner program. Partnership gives content creators access to special tools, such as the ability to monetize their videos via Google Adsense. To qualify, content creators must have at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of accumulated watch time over the prior 12-month period. YouTube monetizes videos via pre-roll, display, and other advertising formats. Advertisers pay based on clicks and impressions. YouTube gives the content creator 55% of this revenue and takes 45% for itself.Content creators must adhere to advertising guidelines.

Brand Sponsorship

One lucrative form of advertising is brand sponsorship, also known in the digital marketing world as “influencer marketing.” A company will pay a content creator to promote a brand or product within a video. For example, early in her YouTube career, Michelle Phan drew the attention of cosmetics brand LancĂ´me with her popular make-up tutorials. As of 2019, there were more than 700 agencies that help match brands with social media influencers on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter.

Fan Funding

Another popular way to monetize a channel is through channel memberships. Fans and followers make recurring monthly payments in exchange for bonus content such as badges, emojis, special videos, live chats, and other content. YouTube partners who have reached 1,000 subscribers can enable this monetization feature on their accounts. Third-party services such as Patreon also help video creators to monetize their fan base via monthly memberships. Top video creators earn as much as $40,000 per month from fan support.

Merchandise Sales

YouTube partners also have the ability to sell up to 12 items of merchandise to their audience by enabling this feature in their accounts. Jeffree Starr has made millions selling lipstick, highlighters, and eye shadow palettes to his fans.

Five Weird Laws In Slovakia

Since 2009, the usage of non-Slovak languages on TV or radio (which may sometimes include Czech which every Slovak understands – however, Czech does have some exceptions in other contexts) may be punished by massive fines in thousands of euros. Obviously, the main “victims” of this controversial law are the members of the large Hungarian minority in Slovakia.

Since 2016, Slovak radio stations are obliged to play at least 35% of music that was produced in Slovakia and is sung in Slovak. In Czechia, we’re used to tons of radio stations that play mostly songs in English so we can’t really imagine what it means to listen to radios in Slovakia.

Stealing only one apple from a farm is a crime. If you were already sentenced for a similar crime in last 12 months, you can be sentenced for 2 years.

You must carry your passport or identity card with you at all times at all times – a photocopy of your passport is not enough. Authorities can ask travelers to show their identification at any time. Obviously this poses a risk of theft, so if you’re not the under-the-shirt money belt kind of person, you may want to think about safe places to keep important documents while you walk around cities.

Taking pictures of military and security installations is outlawed. Even facilities that could be perceived as a security interest in verboten: bases, government buildings, power plants, reservoirs, and so on. If you’re caught snapping, police could take your camera or memory card, issue a fine, even deport you.