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    Stephen Hawking’s most memorable quotes (RIP)

    “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” “We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.” “I have always tried to overcome the limitations of my condition and lead as full a life as possible. I have traveled the world, from the…

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    Star Trek: Discovery ventures into the Mirror Universe

    Being a Star Trek show in 2018 is very tuff. Television is a very different beast than it was in the 60s or 90s. The happier days of exciting yet straightforward story-telling we saw in older series is just not enough. In the old days, you could apply your own CGI using the most powerful graphics system available  – the human mind. But these day’s, it’s not enough. It’s more than just CGI, of course. Star Trek has to attract a new audience but also has to be true to its roots as it tries to hold on to its old audience. Attracting a new audience is very tricky indeed and…

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    Weekend listening: Top 5 Ted talks we love.

    Time to kill this weekend? We compiled some of our favorite Ted talks from over the years. Enjoy! 1. Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do. Learn the force behind the things you do in your everyday life and how to change your habits. Link: https://www.ted.com/talks/tony_robbins_asks_why_we_do_what_we_do 2. Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness Having less stuff might actually make us happier. Link: https://www.ted.com/talks/graham_hill_less_stuff_more_happiness 3. Susan Cain: The power of introverts Learn why introverts should be encouraged and celebrated. Link: https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts 4. Keith Barry: Brain magic Learn how our brains can fool our bodies. Link: https://www.ted.com/talks/keith_barry_does_brain_magic 5. Elon Musk: The Mind Behind Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity Elon Musk discusses the…

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    Star Trek: Next Generation actor dies at 33

    Jon Paul Steuer who played the memorable Alexander Rozhenko (Lt. Worf’s son) on the American TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation has died at the age of 33. Although many differed actors played the role, Steuer was the first to play the character. The actor was one of few child actors at the time willing to sit in the make-up chair for three hours a day, to apply the Klingon makeup. However, the actor was not recast as the producers wanted an older person. Later in his life, he became a musician. His Band wrote on their Facebook page today, “it is with heavy hearts and saddened minds that…

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    10 random but interesting facts

    Bored? 60 seconds to spare? We have gone through an extensive list of interesting facts and pulled out what we think are the 10 best. Enjoy and share. 1. Movie trailers were originally shown after the movie, which is why they were called trailers. 2. Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore were college roommates. 3. Honey is the only food that never expires. The same honey that was buried with the pharaohs in Egypt is still edible. 4. Pirates wore eye patches so one eye would always be acclimated to the darkness, allowing them to see in the darkness below decks in an instant. 5. The Price Is Right and…

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    The Walking Dead: Rick Grimes Quiz

    We have been following the TV Show ‘The Walking Dead’ up until the very latest season. See if you can answer this short, simple quiz on the shows lead character Rick Grimes, it’s focus is on earlier episodes. (if you can’t see the quiz below click here.) [playbuzz-item item=”a1287122-94a3-48f0-9f02-41701490e9e7″ info=”false” shares=”false” comments=”false” recommend=”undefined” format=”trivia”]

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    Fans Tweeted Tributes To Carrie Fisher On The Anniversary Of Her Death #CarrieOnForever

    One year ago on the 27th of December, Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher died. Her friend and Star Wars costar, Mark Hamill, took to Twitter to commemorate her passing. Posting a tribute to her he started the hashtag #CarrieOnForever. And soon the tweets started spreading throughout the galaxy. (source) First saw Star Wars when I was 6. I remember loving Princess Leia for her feistiness,leadership,&sarcasm. I grew up&fell in love with her for being such a strong mental health advocate&finding out she deals with the same issues I do. RIP, Carrie.We all miss you. #CarrieOnForever  No one's ever really gone…#AlwaysWithUs #CarrieOnForever pic.twitter.com/zsfuKHRSub — Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2017 You'd probably tell us to…

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    TAYTO will now feature the flavour as Gaeilge

    There is nothing more Irish than a packet of Tayto. In fact, Tayto is treated the same way as ‘hover’ vacuums in Ireland, in regardless of the brand we refer to all crisps (or chips in the US) as Tayto. I suppose being so Irish, it should come as no surprise that their crisp packets are now bilingual. But sure why not? Cheese & Onion is now Brioscáin Phrátaí Faoi Bhlas Cáise & Oinniúin, Salt & Vinegar becomes Brioscáin Phrátaí Faoi Bhlas Salainn & Finéagair, and Prawn Cocktail becomes Brioscáin Phrátaí Faoi Bhlas Manglaim Cloicheán Can you spot the difference now that my packs have had an upgrade? Gach lá…

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    Star Wars: A Brief History

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi just opened today in Ireland, with that in mind, lets take a quick look back in time… A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away begins an epic journey that lasts until this day. Originally written and directed by George Lucas, the Star Wars franchise captured millions with its portrayal of forbidden love, alternate universes, universal light versus darkness battle and relatable characters leaving a trace in modern cinema until this very day. As Disney releases the new episode, we take a step back to revisit a history of Star Wars. The following contains the Star Wars franchise and the events until this…

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    Year in Search 2017

    Google has announced their “Year in Search” for 2017. The list is based on search terms that had a high spike in traffic in 2017 compared to 2016. For Ireland overall  Conor McGregor and Donald Trump make unsurprising appearances: Overall Searches 1) Hurricane Ophelia 2) Donald Trump 3) Ireland v Denmark 4) 13 Reasons Why 5) Fidget spinner 6) Hurricane Irma 7) Eireann bus strike 8) McGregor vs Mayweather 9) Eurovision 10) Harvey Weinstein These lists are also catgorisied into ‘recipes’, general questions – i.e ‘what is’ and ‘what are’ type questions,  and ‘sporting events’ as well as ‘movies’. Here are the other Google queries: How To…? 1) How to…