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Goddess Zhiva

My great-great-grandfather was born in 1845 and he spent his entire life throughout relatively peaceful second half of the 19th century. Little is known about his life - after all life in rural Serbian villages in past times wasn't really documented well and literacy among majority of people wasn't something our ancestors could be proud of. However, what was a major disadvantage for most people turned to be a great opportunity for my great-great-grandfather. Beside being literate and educated, he was gifted with one more human properties only a few others had. He owned a strong and melodic voice that would probably guaranty him at least a radio-host job if he was born a century later. Anyhow, one of his tasks was to read newspapers, various dispatches and communiques while standing in the center of village square surrounded with neighbors and people from nearby settlements. Soon enough he earned valuable prominence in his family and his children decided to devote our family na…

Fairies of Naissus

In pre-Christian mythologies of the western and northern tribes and their pagan beliefs, female deities were not uncommon. Take for instance...

Iron Man

In old Serbian folklore there was one very interesting fairy tale with one very unusual character for the time it was first told. In short i...

Choosing Planets

Let's turn our imagination to the edge and do something different today. We can call it thought experiment, childish game, day dream, sc...

The Prologue of Never-Written Book

Something was bothering her for days. She didn't actually know what it was. It was not the food. She knew that well and her belly was ...

Unthinkable Solutions of Fermi's Paradox

"At some point, the gluons will no longer be able to hold the quarks together, and the hadrons will decay. Which will mean the end of m...

The World of Extraordinary Apps

Smartphones in this touchscreen form are not among us for a very long time. Even though before the year of 2007 the origin of app based mobi...