Crabs on the Island

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Aquí tenéis la lectura (voluntaria) para esta semana que nos queda de vacaciones: un delicioso cuento (<20 páginas) de Anatoly Dneprov, físico de la Universidad Estatal de Moscú y, desde 1946, destacado autor dentro de la literatura soviética de ficción. Leer más “Crabs on the Island”

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The true origin of Christmas

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Why do people think that Christmas is wonderful? Most never reflect on why they believe what they believe or do what they do. We live in a world filled with customs, but few ever seek to understand their origin. We generally accept them without question. Most people basically do what everyone else does —because it is easy and natural! Leer más “The true origin of Christmas”

The Story of Love and Madness

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A long time ago, before the world was created and humans set foot on it for the first time, virtues and vices floated around and were bored, not knowing what to do. One day, all the vices and virtues were gathered together and were more bored than ever. Leer más “The Story of Love and Madness”

Junk food? I’m loving it!

zombie-macdonalsYou’ll never eat McDonald’s junk food again after you read these horrifying facts.

Feeling hungry? You may want to read the rest of this article before you head to your favorite fast food restaurant and order your usual chemical and drug-ridden meal. Did you know you’re likely eating crushed beetles or duck feathers with your fast food burger? Here are some of the most disgusting additives you’re eating when you hit the drive-thru:

Duck Feathers: One of the more-enduring urban legends Leer más “Junk food? I’m loving it!”

The Raven

Antes de que se apaguen definitivamente los ecos de Halloween (y a sugerencia de mis queridas alumnas de 2ºBCH), vamos a aprovechar para leer el que probablemente sea el poema más famoso del maestro del terror romántico Edgar Allan Poe.

Tras el “audiolibro” (declamado por Christopher Lee), aquí tenéis el texto tal como fue publicado por primera vez en 1845 (y aquí, en PDF para descargar y/o imprimir): Leer más “The Raven”