“It’s all in how you say it.” It’s a phrase we all know, but it explains why euphemisms are vital to the task of making negative news seem positive.
Author - Pierre Köchel
From the heart and soul of Canada – New Brunswick – Pierre is a Toronto-based filmmaker, writer, and graphic designer. Though a reputed fast-talker, and known to ask one too many questions, Pierre lets his work speak for itself. He continues to test new ideas and refine his technique to better connect with viewers and to be a reliable voice in a world where talk is cheap, but stories are rich.
During the hardships of the Great Depression Kentucky went the extra mile on horseback to make sure everyone had access to books.
Yes, there are beauty pageants for camels. And yes, some animals are being surgically enhanced to give them a leg up on their competitors.
Earth’s oceans are hiding deep secrets waiting to erupt. There are millions of volcanos underwater, each a potential island in the making.
China needed a railway station built - quickly. A small army of workers with a collective one-track mind later and the job was done overnight.
One man and his ultralight plane are helping to show orphaned birds how to migrate while giving people a front row seat of nature in action.
Stuntmen of the early 20th century lived hard and played hard. They may have been slightly crazy, but they helped prove anything is possible.
Western Sahara is home to a fortified wall 16 times longer than what used to divide Berlin. It’s also dropped millions of landmines into the mix.
The demand for certain truffles has put their price in the 6-digit range. Know any foodies that would pay that much for a tasty fungus?
Swatting has evolved from being an expensive childish prank played on celebrities to a deadly threat linked directly to online gaming. Why?
During WWII Japan took to the skies with explosives-packed balloons to get to its enemy’s home territory an ocean away in America.
There was a time when taking photographs meant using film, and that applied to spy satellites as well. So how did the pictures make it to Earth?
The Centennial Light Bulb has been shining bright for over 100 years now. How come it seems like bulbs today burn out in only a few months?
Thanks to climate change, glaciers are receding at an alarming rate. As the ice continues to disappear, morbid secrets are being unearthed.
Christmas hasn't always been an eggnog-fueled free-for-all in America. There was a time when even whistling a holiday tune was illegal.
Think trying to keep your credit score respectable is tough? China is taking that concept to a new extreme, and everyone will be scrutinized.
Flies have a deadly reputation for spreading diseases and bacteria, but some scientists now think they might actually be able to help us.
Christmas season in the United States is not exclusive to one belief system, so why shouldn’t American Muslims get in on the festive spirit?
Two men with severe disabilities have teamed up to form an unstoppable tree-planting tandem, turning what was once a wasteland into a forest.
100 years ago a deadly explosion lead to a Christmas tradition between the cities of Boston and Halifax. Kindness truly knows no boundaries.
The next time you're cracking open your favorite canned dinner staple, give Napoleon Bonaparte a little thank you.
The human brain is an amazing tool, but why is it so lousy at comprehending the seriousness of big picture problems like climate change?
Do you dream about living near the ocean? How about ON the ocean, in a self-governing, floating city. What could possibly go wrong?
How did Black Friday become America's shop-til-you-drop day? It involves a crisis that has nothing to do with not being the first in line.
This one time, Elvis decided he really wanted a narcotics badge from Richard Nixon. A trip to the White House with a handgun later, he had it.
Did they or didn't they? A physicist has devised a formula that puts math to work in testing the validity of a conspiracy theory.
Albert Einstein, besides being a genius, was also a decent tipper. The courier given this note might not have known it at the time, though.
African nations are planting a continent-crossing Great Green Wall made entirely of vegetation and providing food security for millions.
We all hate it when bugs crash a good picnic, but here's the thing: insects are vital to our survival, and studies show we are wiping them out.
Amongst the many nasty things the Nazis did during WWII was steal a lot of art. Billions of dollar's worth, in fact. Thankfully, someone is on the...