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    Sonja’s list

      In the Tilanqiao area of ​​Hongkou District, Shanghai, there is a Jewish Refugees Memorial Hall. From 1938 to 1941, 20,000 European Jews took refuge in Shanghai to escape Nazi persecution. The memorial hall was originally the Moses Hall established by Jewish expatriates. There is a list wall of Shanghai Jewish refugees in the courtyard. At the beginning of its establishment, only 13,732 names were engraved, but now it has increased to 18,578. This is the result of 83-year-old Sonia Muhlberg’s hard work recording and organizing since 2000.   Sonia was one of the hundreds of “Shanghai babies” born in the Jewish refugee area of ​​Shanghai that year. She told the reporter…

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    The “Mother” Bewitched by Cults

      On June 9, 2020, an unremarkable pet cemetery in Arizona, USA, became the focus of American attention. On the same day, the police dug up two bodies here. It was soon revealed that they were the long missing Teri (16) and Joshua (7).   The owner of the cemetery is De Belle, the stepfather of two children. Just six months ago, he and his child’s mother, Lori, were married in Kauai, Hawaii. Police suspect that the deaths of the two children were related to the couple.   Since August this year, Lori, who is a murder suspect, has appeared in court many times, and the mainstream media in the United States have…

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    The tragicomedy of Anna May Wong

      As the first Chinese actress with international influence in the 20th century, Anna May Wong’s life is undoubtedly tragic. On the one hand, her artistic talent has allowed the Western world to see a modern, fashionable and charming Chinese image. But at the same time, she was also a victim of racism in Western society at that time, and became a “foreign spectacle” stared at on the Western screen. In the early 20th century, when Anna May Wong lived, the relationship between the East and the West was extremely unequal, and Western-led imperialism and colonialism made European and American countries discriminate against other races, including the Chinese. This historical background…

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    What a future without passwords looks like

      On a website called “PasswordMonster”, you can test whether people’s commonly used passwords are safe. Enter “123456”, and the website shows that the password is cracked in 0 seconds. “88888888” is 0.01 seconds.   These days, you can easily find tutorials like “How to Create an Uncrackable Password”, and with a little effort, you can create a very complex password that is difficult to crack. But the problem is that you may not remember it, and then fall into the cycle of “forgot password-reset password-forgot password”.   What if the Internet didn’t use passwords at all? Can we not remember passwords and not be afraid of data leakage?   The “old stuff” of…

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    Chagall and the Flight of Love

      Chagall is known as “the last survivor of the first generation of modernism in Europe”. He once said: “Many people say that my paintings are poetic, fantasy, and misleading. In fact, on the contrary, my paintings are realistic. The…”   As an artist, Chagall was at once a product of modernist Paris and Eastern European Jewish village, a mixture of urban and rural, old and new. That’s why his best work is sympathetic and dreamlike. This is why Chagall became Chagall.   However, behind this compassion and dream, Marc Chagall took a brutal journey in his life, which unfolded in the midst of war, revolution, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. His work reflected…

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    The Postman’s Fairy Tale

      Mr. Corbaba, the postman, is tired of his own job: he says the postman runs around all day, turns left and right, wears the soles of his shoes, heels; Fifteen steps, of which eight thousand two hundred and forty-nine steps to go up and down, are always sent with printed matter, money orders, and other trivial things. What pleasure can they give people?   Once, Mr. Korbaba sat sullenly by the fire in the post office, and fell asleep while sitting up.   At six o’clock, the door of the post office was locked, and all the post office workers went home separately, leaving only Mr. Corbaba locked in there to sleep…

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    The Tarim Basin actually “drifted” from the equator

      In 1910, Wegener, a famous German meteorologist and geophysicist, discovered that the shapes of the two sides of the Atlantic Ocean could complement each other, thus germinating the idea of ​​continental drift. He believes that the land of the world was still connected to each other as a whole 200 million years ago, and then it was separated and drifted to the current position due to the force of the earth’s rotation.   Scientists have found a lot of evidence to support the “continental drift theory”, one of the most convincing evidence is the fossil of the water dragon. Water dragon beast is a kind of mammal-like reptile that lived about…

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    City ​​of the future

      The lack of ground space makes it easy for people to think of developing and utilizing underground space. Today, underground structures for various purposes are not uncommon, but all on a relatively small scale. With the advancement of science and technology, large-scale underground cities will appear on the earth.   Rainbow City is a microcosm of the future underground city. The city is located underground in Osaka, Japan, and is said to hold 500,000 people. The center of the city is a square, which is equipped with more than 2,000 nozzles, which can spray a water column more than 3 meters high, and use rainbow lights to make the light pass…

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    Mysterious Xinjiang Grassland Stone Man

      There are many long stone blocks erected on the grasslands of Xinjiang, engraved with figures or animal patterns of different shapes and images. For the convenience of research, archaeologists call the stones engraved with figures on them “grassland stone figures”; those engraved with deer-shaped patterns are called “deer stones”.   According to field archeology and survey statistics, more than 200 grassland stone figures have been discovered in Xinjiang so far. These stone figures have different shapes, most of which are stele-like portraits, and their postures are divided into two categories: standing and sitting. Judging from the gender attributes of the stone figures, there are mainly male stone figures and a small…

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