Actor Sir Michael Gambon, best known as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films, peacefully passed away at 82. His wife, Lady Gambon, and son, Fergus Gambon, issued a statement announcing the sad news and the cause of death.
Martin Short, the renowned comedian and actor, lost his wife Nancy Dolman to ovarian cancer in 2010. Despite the loss, he has continued to keep her memory alive and has remained focused on being the best father to their three adopted children. In various interviews, he has shared the reasons why he has not pursued another relationship and how he keeps his late wife’s memory alive.
People handle grief differently, and we all have our own way of dealing with it. The Rosenthal family, for instance, has come up with a pretty quirky but surprisingly uplifting way to remember their lost husband and father. However, when they started sharing their moments at his grave online, it caused quite a stir among internet users, and not everyone was on board with it.
In 1912, the Titanic, a historic maritime tragedy, met its fateful end, resulting in the loss of over 1,500 lives. Even after all these years, the memory of this catastrophic incident continues to endure. Remarkably, the sinking of the Titanic stands as the most devastating shipwreck in history at that time, and it remains unrivaled as the most tragic peacetime sinking of a cruise ship ever recorded.
Ryan Reynolds was utterly devastated after his divorce from Scarlett Johansson in 2011. The actor back then even admitted that he did not want to get married again. However, his life was transformed after meeting Blake Lively, who healed his broken heart and gave him a reason to believe in love again.
Hubert and June have experienced almost every phase of life side by side, even death. The couple who were both 100-years-old, passed away just hours from each other after a life lived full of love. Here is a one-of-a-kind journey that will give you goosebumps from its start to its very end.
Sea cucumbers play a vital role in various marine ecosystems, acting as efficient cleaners by sifting through sediment to extract nutrients. Resembling their namesake, sea cucumbers exhibit a cucumber or sausage-like shape, varying in size from less than an inch to over six feet, depending on the species. Not only that, but in Indonesia, Japan and China they hold great value as a culinary delicacy.
Some relationships in Hollywood may sparkle and fade like shooting stars in the night sky. But some couples prove that their love can endure the test of time. Comparing their debut photos with the recent shots, it becomes evident how much these lovebirds have grown and changed yet managed to keep the core of their relationships intact.
Carole Attle claims her deceased husband saved her life after she was hit by a bus. While some may dismiss it as coincidence, a hospice nurse, Julie, sheds light on a phenomenon called “visioning.” Let’s see how this can possibly happen.
Just a week after announcing the happy news of her twins’ birth on Instagram, Hilary Swank posted about a dear person that she lost. The actress paid a powerful homage to her beloved father, Stephen, for his 75th birthday. Swank reminds us that life is a journey mixed with joy and loss, and each step in it should be accepted with grace and elegance.
On the second anniversary of his father’s death, Russell Crowe lost another beloved member of his family. The actor’s 16-month-old puppy, Louis, passed away in a horrible accident. And the 58-year-old couldn’t hide his emotions on live TV as he recalled the heartbreaking event.
The famous Hollywood actress passed away on Wednesday in Los Angeles at the age of 82, after a short illness. Welch, who rose to fame in the ’60s and ’70s, will be remembered for a number of iconic roles as well as for her voluptuous beauty.
Sometimes getting near certain animals, birds, insects, or plants could be a terrible idea. Though at first, all those things may look inviting (some are even adorable). Take for instance slow lorises. Super-cute creatures on the outside and pretty deadly if you go “aww,” approach them, and try to pet them.
We often hear people say that children’s imaginations are endless. Maybe that’s why most people believe that many of the “atypical” things they say are just that, things they’re imagining. However, some of their experiences with their “past lives” seem to be so real and make so much sense that they could make anybody think kids also have some sort of sixth sense.
Knives, caterpillars, butterflies, and apples have one thing in common: they can reveal your fears. The sight of some scary clown or a spider crawling toward you might have you jumping out of your seat but there are certain fears lurking in your subconscious mind and you might not even be aware of their existence.
A lot of people have heard about Tutankhamun. There have been a lot of rumors about his personality since his tomb was discovered. Scientists did a lot of studies and ordinary people talked about the misfortunes that happened to those that opened the tomb. This buzz distracted the attention from another important historical figure — Tutankhamun’s wife, Ankhesenamun. We know about her thanks to the film The Mummy. But it turns out that the film is more fiction than the truth.
Do you remember how we all gathered together at night when we were kids and started to tell spooky stories? Dark figures, strange encounters, haunted houses, mysterious whispers. It’s been a while since then, and we may believe in the paranormal or not. But no matter how old we are, these stories always excite our imagination and give us shivers down our spine. We at Bright Side selected the most interesting and intriguing ones. So fasten your seat belts and get ready to dive deep into the unknown.
Some Hollywood relationships start and finish before the ink on various tabloid pages dries. But there are some lovebirds with relationships that embrace each coming decade. Comparing their first debut photos to more recent shots, we can see how much some couples have changed yet stayed the same.
Nothing is probably as relaxing as a sunny day on the beach. But even the most carefree vacation can be ruined by these little guys if you unexpectedly come across them. These sea creatures, snails, starfish, and even snakes, are beautiful but venomous, and they may be lying right next to you while you are sunbathing.
Odysseus and Loki. Capitan Jack Sparrow and Mary Poppins. It would seem that they’re all such different characters, but in fact, they’re all tricksters — characters who don’t abide by the generally accepted norms and who break the rules. Their deeds may be good or may lead to catastrophic consequences, but at the same time, the tricksters themselves are always much more complicated than any completely positive or negative characters.
Oscar Wilde is one of the most popular English authors that many people know thanks to his trenchant comments and the very famous novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. His plays are still successfully shown around the world and his novels are often quoted. Wilde believed that beauty was the most important thing and he didn’t want to have a humble life.
A copy of Edgar Allan Poe’s very first book was auctioned for $662,500 after his death. But surprisingly, when he initially released the book, it received no recognition. The poet spent most of his life drowning in debt. Even though we regard Edgar Allan Poe as the pioneer of mystery and macabre today, he was labeled as someone who “walked the streets in madness” by his rivals back in the day.
There are often situations in our lives that are out of our control. They require a lot of emotional strength, which at times we actually manage to muster. But many others make us feel defeated, and the stress of always having to be strong could end up taking its toll. A study on emotional exhaustion in nurses, who are often exposed to situations of demand, control, and fatigue, found interesting evidence of what this type of exhaustion means. Taking care of your emotional life is of the utmost importance and it should always be one of your top priorities.
Koalas, those adorable marsupials that have become a symbol of Australian biodiversity were recently declared “functionally extinct.” This means that there are so few of them that koalas now have no influence on their ecosystem. However, there is still hope for these creatures and you can be a part of it.
Despite the fact that plague pandemics appeared in both the Middle Ages and in the modern world, the fiercest and most destructive was the one that ravaged Europe in the 14th century, killing a third of the European population of that time — about 25 million people! But it didn’t just bring on death: after the end of the pandemic, Europe started to change so significantly that the consequences of those events still have an impact on our lives today.
If you watch soap operas often, you might feel like you’ve seen every plot twist in the book. The main male character is usually rich, while the main female character comes from a lower class. Some other characters find out that they are siblings which were separated in childhood. And of course, no soap opera can do without someone falling into a coma or getting amnesia.
Over 780% more cases of chocolate poisoning in pets are caused over Christmas in the UK, according to Vets Now pet emergency services. Even though most pet owners are aware of the toxicity of chocolate along with other foods like nuts, onions, and fatty foods, it is found that most dogs have still experienced a bout food poisoning during the holiday season. Just a few squares of dark chocolate can risk an average dog’s life.
It’s a cool feeling to be a passenger during a long car ride. Music selection and beautiful views are the only things you need to worry about. Many people have the temptation to put their feet on the dashboard and enjoy a carefree ride. Unfortunately, a wrong position in a car leads to an increased risk of serious injury or even death.
Very few people would call an encounter with a snake pleasant, even if it’s just a harmless grass snake. But an encounter with a venomous snake can lead to health problems or even death. Almost every region of the world has its own venomous species, and it wouldn’t be a bad idea to learn more about them. There are also some specific signs that can help you to distinguish whether the snake is venomous or not.
Sometimes when you come home after a long day at work, all you want to do is curl up on the couch and watch something interesting. But quite often the choice of which TV series to watch takes more time than actually watching an episode. So, instead we end up scrolling different websites for hours until it’s time to go to bed.
Due to a powerful earthquake that happened in 2011 in Japan, the Earth started spinning 1.8 microseconds faster. So if you feel like you don’t have enough time, you know what to blame. But seriously, Japan is so unique that it had a chance to influence the planet’s rotation speed. It is truly a whole other universe and we found 16 facts that prove it.
American writer and mythologist Joseph Campbell once said, “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” Being an outstanding thinker interested in all aspects of human existence, Cambell kept developing and promoting the idea of “finding one’s true happiness.” But, unfortunately, this philosophy can’t be applied to most modern people because they’re often afraid to follow their passion, to take risks, and to make global changes. This test will help you learn more about your true wishes and fears and get you one step closer to finding true happiness.
The human body is an amazing thing. But apart from the tremendous opportunities it gives us, it also makes us vulnerable. Indeed, unlike Achilles, the body of an ordinary person has more than just one sensitive point...
Many cats and dogs are on the verge of death every day because of human cruelty or carelessness. However, there are happy animals who’ve managed to start a new life even after all the challenges that they’ve had to go through.
Love is not just about compliments, flowers, or songs, it’s also hard work that requires effort from both sides. Sometimes our actions might tell someone we love them much more than even the warmest words.