Movie of the week: Zero Dark Thirty
Maya is a CIA operative whose first experience is in the interrogation of prisoners following the Al Qaeda attacks against the U.S. She is a reluctant participant in extreme duress applied to the detainees, but believes that the truth may only be obtained through such tactics. For several years, she is single-minded in her pursuit of leads to uncover the whereabouts of Al Qaeda’s leader, Osama Bin Laden.
Album of the week: Babel by Mumford & Sons
Babel is the second studio album by British indie folk band Mumford & Sons. In late 2010, Mumford & Sons had already begun road-testing new material that they had been working on. Most of these songs, including “Broken Crown” and “Below My Feet”, had already been played live on numerous occasions before the album’s release. Mumford & Sons decided not to change their sound on Babel, which is the follow-up to 2009′s highly successful Sigh No More, which elevated them to international fame.
Amazing facts of the week
The area that has the longest life expectancy in the world is Japan. It is believed the longevity of its locals has something to do with their daily menu, which is full of vegetables, fish, grains and dairy products.
Ireland is the only European country where there are no snakes. New Zealand and Hawaii are other places in the world where there are no native snakes.
Reluctant (adj.) = not eager; unwilling
Detainees (n.) = a person held in confinement
To uncover (v.) = to reveal or disclose
Road-testing (n.) = to test something in a real environment or context
To elevate (v.) = to raise to a higher position
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