## Beautiful Chess

"Beautiful chess is a chess variant originated by amateur players from Czech Republic in 2013. It is similar to Chess960 and Transcendental chess. In Beautiful chess the beginning positions of the pieces on the back row are changed, with an idea to preserve the spirit of the game and increase variability while retaining symmetry between pieces."
Original Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautiful_chess

## Squoval

Squoval is a portmanteau of the terms and shapes "square" and "oval." The word can refer to the not quite oval, not quite square shape of a fingernail or toenail.  "Essentially a conservative square with the length of a square nail but the softer edges of an oval" the term was coined to refer to fingernail shape in 1984 by Paula Gilmore, a prominent stylist and educator, according to Peters.  This style was popular in the 1990s, and is still a popular natural nail shape. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squoval

## Water Retention on Mathematical Surfaces

This article concerns the mathematical problem of finding the maximum retention of water on various surfaces. Imagine a surface of cells of various heights on a regular array such as a square lattice, and water is rained down on every cell in the system. The boundaries of the system are open and allow water to flow out. Water will be trapped in ponds, and eventually all ponds will fill to their maximum height, with any additional water flowing over spillways and out the boundaries of the system. The problem is to find the amount of water trapped or retained for a given surface.

## UFOs and the Bible

The advent of the phenomenon of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) in the middle of the 20th Century has led to a wide range of religious speculation, especially in regard to the Bible, in western culture. There have been four major theories put forward to connect UFOs and the Bible: the ancient astronaut, the angelic, the demonic, and the fallen angel theory. These theories all seek to reconcile the concept of extraterrestrial visitation with the biblical material. There is also a wider sense in which UFOs have influenced religious imagination, and in this regard the Bible is seen as a resource but not as an authority to be interpreted. There are three other major ways in which the issue of religious imagination has related to the UFO experience: UFOs as a modern religious mythology, UFOs as hope for a New Age spirituality, and the emergence of religious cults rooted in UFO mythology.

All of this discussion has taken place against a back drop in which the governments of the world deny that we are being visited by an extraterrestrial reality, while UFO researchers claim that the evidence of a cover-up is overwhelming. The United States Air Force study of UFOs stated there was “no factual basis whatever” of a government UFO cover-up.

## Instant Rice

Instant rice, also known as minute rice, is rice that has been precooked and dehydrated so that it cooks more rapidly. Regular rice requires approximately 20 minutes to cook while instant rice needs anywhere between five and 10 minutes. Because it has already been cooked, all that is necessary to prepare instant rice is to simply re-hydrate it with hot water. nstant rice is made by using several methods. The most common method is similar to the home cooking process. The rice is blanched in hot water, steamed and rinsed. It is then placed in large ovens for dehydration until the moisture content reaches approximately twelve percent or less.

The basic principle involves increasing moisture of the milled white rice by using steam or water to form cracks or holes in the kernels. The fast cooking properties come from the fact that, when recooked, water can penetrate into the cracked grain much more quickly.

## Blaxy Girls

Blaxy Girls are a Romanian teenagers pop rock girl-band.
The group's first single, "If You Feel My Love" became quickly very popular in Romania.The second great hit is called Dear Mama. The clip was launched in the beginning of March like a present for the women and mothers all around the world being sung with english lyrics. The first album of the group will be launched at the end of 2009. They appeared in the semifinals of the 2008 Golden Stag Festival and were among the finalists for the 2009 Romanian Eurovision Song Contest finishing in a tie for second place.

## Polypropylene stacking chair

The polypropylene stacking chair is a chair manufactured in an injection moulding process using polypropylene. It was designed by Robin Day in 1963 for S.Hille & Co.

This is one of the very few chairs that after over 40 years is still in production and has been been made in forty countries around the world, for schools, hospitals, airports, canteens, restaurants, arenas, hotels, as well as homes.[1] It is the best-selling chair in the world.[2]

The chair first appeared on the market in a choice of charcoal or flame red colours at a little under £3 in price. The side chair won a Council of Industrial Design (now the Design Council) award in 1965.

The brief from Hille was for a low cost mass-produced stacking chair, affordable by all and to meet virtually every seating requirement. Over time it became available in a wide variety of colours and with different forms of base and upholstery. These variations have included Series E for children, made in five sizes with lifting holes, and Polo with rows of graduated circular holes making it suitable for outdoor use.

## Pip's Three-Handed Chess

Pip's Three-Handed Chess is a chess variant for three players played using a standard square chess board. It is played as a series of at least two games, in which the winner is the first player to mate each opponent in a game.

Standard chess rules apply, with the following exceptions or clarifications:

• Pawns must go forward in the direction they originally face.
• Castling is not allowed.
• Pawns only move one space at a time.
• Match ends when a player checkmates each of his opponents. Games are reset after each checkmate.
• Checkmate is official on the mated player’s turn, not when it is first made (if there is a player between the player mating and the player being mated, he may choose to "unmate" the player).
• Players alternate the order of turns each game, starting clockwise.
• Players rotate board sides each game clockwise.
• If a player puts an opponent in checkmate, then another opponent puts the same player in checkmate (either a different checkmate or "adding to" the checkmate), then the first player to put the opponent in checkmate gets credit for the win.

## Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sandwich

A bacon egg and cheese sandwich is a Breakfast sandwich made with bacon, eggs (typically fried or scrambled), cheese and some type of bread — a hard roll, typically — which is usually buttered and toasted. Similar sandwiches substitute sausage or ham for the bacon.
Sonic Drive-In offers a bacon egg and cheese “toaster”. Arby’s offers a “Sourdough Bacon, Egg & Swiss” with 500 calories and 29 grams of fat. Burger King serves up a “Croissan’wich with Bacon, Egg & Cheese” (360 calories and 22 grams of fat) as well as a “Double Croissan’wich with Sausage, Bacon, Egg & Cheese” (610 calories and 46 grams of fat).In New Zealand and some parts of Australia a "Massive McMuffin" is offered with ketchup, bacon, egg, American cheese and two sausage patties.

The sandwich is often served as a breakfast item with coffee. “BEC” is sometimes used as an acronym for the sandwich as is “BE&C”.

## Slow Sex Movement

Slow Sex Movement (as a social movement) has emerged in early 2009 and borrows from a long tradition spanning many centuries, several cultures and many belief systems, including Tantra, Yoga, Buddhism, Buddhist meditation, Taoism, qigong, and integrates Eastern medicine and Western medicine going back to Hippocrates, theories of Wilhelm Reich, orgasm, biology, sociobiology, biological psychiatry and evolutionary theory.
Orgasmic Meditation and mindful sexuality generally are referred to as a practices of the "slow sex" movement and have been compared with the "slow food" movement as popularized by chef Alice Waters (founded by Carlo Petrini in Italy), in that comparison both strip away the trappings and conventions that have developed around a fundamental human activity in order to rediscover their raw biological essence while observing Safer Sex practices and to increase both pleasure and healthfulness.

## Maja Einstein

Maja Einstein is the younger sister of great scientist Albert Einstein. Maja was the only friend of Albert during his childhood. When little Albert saw his sister for the first time he thought she was a kind of toy and asked: “Yes, but where does it have its small wheels?”