Russian X-ray girl thrills Japanese scientists with her remarkable gift!

A 17-year-old Russian girl, Natasha Demkina, from the city of Saransk, Russia has become known for her astounding X-ray ability to see people through and diagnose diseases. Scientists became interested in the Russian girl’s phenomenon: Natasha Demkina was invited to come to London and New York for scientific experiments. British researchers unanimously acknowledged Natasha’s remarkable gift, whereas American scientists hesitated to come to such a conclusion. They did not like that fact that the girl successfully diagnosed diseases with only four patients out of seven. Natasha Demkina has recently passed a similar test in Tokyo, where Japanese scientists confirmed the gift of the Russian X-ray girl.

”It takes me too much time to explain and specify everything that I can see. Sometimes I can see diseases at their early stages, when neither patients nor their doctors have any slightest suspicions about them. That is why we had problems with American scientists,” Natasha says.

During the test in Japan, Natasha was able to see that one of the patients had a prosthetic knee. Another patient had asymmetrically placed internal organs. Natasha easily diagnosed early stages of pregnancy and even a pathology of the fetus with a female patient. She diagnosed a rare undulating spinal curvature with a male patient. When Japanese doctors compared Natasha’s drawing of the curvature with the X-ray photograph, they could see that the photo and the drawing were absolutely identical. When Natasha was finished with her seven patients, Japanese doctors could not help bursting into applause. However, it was only the first stage of the trial.

Natasha Demkina was offered to diagnose the disease of an old rottweiler. The girl was afraid to approach the unmuzzled animal, but the doctor told her that she had to look at the dog’s paws. Five minutes later the girl pointed at the animal’s right back leg, in which she saw a prosthetic device.

The Japanese scientists did not believe the girl, when she told them that she could also see diseases on people’s photographs. When she was presented a small, passport-sized photo of a person, she quickly diagnosed liver cancer with the person on the picture…

Chocolate Strawberry Layer Cake!

Such an easy and refreshing dessert!  If you need something beautiful but quick, this is your recipe!


  • One boxed chocolate cake mix (with water, oil and eggs to make according to package)
  • One (8 oz) container of Cool Whip
  • One (7 oz) container of Jet Puffed Marshmallow fluff
  • One tub of ready-made chocolate frosting
  • About 25 ripe strawberries.


  • Make cake according to box and bake in 2-  8 or 9 inch round pans.
  • Cool cakes, trim off tops to level each cake and cut each cake into two layers
  • Mix Cool Whip and marshmallow fluff together until smooth.
  • Spoon frosting into bowl and heat for about 30 seconds in microwave.  Stir.  It should be a hot fudge consistency.
  • Wash and slice strawberries lengthwise (I used an egg slicer to make this easier).

  • Place one layer of cake on serving plate.  Spread with a bit of melted frosting and a bit of the cream mixture.
  • Place strawberries along the edge with points facing out.  Use small pieces to fill in the middle.

Do this with each layer and then top final layer with remaining cream and frosting.

  • Decorate as desired.
  • Keep refrigerated until serving.

My thoughts:  I miss summer.  I’ve been craving strawberries and this yummy cake did the trick!  It is easy and delicious and you’ll impress everyone you serve it to!  Enjoy!!!  ~r

Waterfall Walkway, St. Beatus Caves, Switzerland

Few people have explored the St. Beatus Cave In Switzerland despite its enchanting location ~ the entrance is an old-style structure hanging on the side of a huge rock face with falling water beneath it. Imagine slowly going up the staircase enjoying the most beautiful views of Switzerland? Invigorating.

Stalactites and stalagmites await visitors inside the cave and a few underground waterfalls and lakes. There’s also a diorama of St. Beatus in his humble cave cell.

The legend of the cave revolves around its namesake, St. Beatus, a monk living around 100 AD, who chose the cave in which to spend his pious hermitage. To his annoyance, however, he discovered someone was already living there; a horrible dragon, who shot lasers of fire from his blazing eyes. St. Beatus, however, would not be run out of his cave so easily, and held his cross up to the beast, invoking the Holy Trinity.

Thrown into a hysteric fit, the dragon ran down the cliff and threw himself into Lake Thun below, causing the placid clear water to rise and boil. So the legend goes.…

Syngenesophobia – Fear of relatives

Family gatherings are important part of our lives. We always have get-togethers and reunions where we gather or meet our relatives during reunions, weddings, or other family events and most of us look forward to it. But there are some people who fear meeting relatives and this is termed syngenesophobia.

This fear could be due to bad relationships with other family members or relatives and this usually is due to a previous quarrel over relationships, friendships, but most of the time over property. Another reason for this phobia is teenage rebellion wherein some teens would not like anything to do with their scrutinizing relatives that they will not go to these gatherings. Some might have had a traumatic experience in a previous family gathering such as having a hypercritical relative who made fun or humiliated you, or put you down by comparing you with more successful members of the family thus one would avoid this happening again.

People with this fear will do anything not to attend these get-togethers. They will make every excuse in the book not to attend and will even deny some of their relatives.

People with phobia may benefit from counseling, which can be individual or group counseling so that previous misunderstandings or hurts may be addressed and one can get it over with.…

10 Awesome Beach Bars Around the World

What’s better than the beach? Lounging on that beach with a frosty beverage in hand. Raise your glass and check out 10 beautiful beach bars worth the trip!

Soggy Dollar Bar, White Bay, British Virgin Islands

Until recently, the only way to get to the Soggy Dollar was to anchor your boat and swim to the bar. But the Soggy Dollar is now accessible by land, so you can keep your bills (and your credit cards) dry if you want. Even if you have to swim for it, the Soggy Dollar Bar is worth a visit, as it is the birthplace of the famous Caribbean cocktail known as the Painkiller. Order the Original Painkiller—made with dark rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, and orange juice, then topped with fresh Grenadian nutmeg—and enjoy it in a hammock on the sand.

Caddy’s On The Beach, Sunset Beach, Florida

Sometimes going to the beach can be a hassle. Who wants to lug bulky chairs across the hot sand? That’s not a problem at Caddy’s, where patrons have free lounge chairs delivered to them on the beach by a cabana boy. This beach bar has live entertainment seven days a week, so you can alternate between lounging and dancing in the sand.

Baba Nest, Phuket, Thailand

Sip a signature cocktail concocted from fresh local ingredients (like the Mai Thai Lady, made with rum, Curacao, and almond syrup, along with fresh pineapple, mint, lychee, and lime) as you survey panoramic views of Phuket from this rooftop. Grab a beanbag pillow and settle in to watch the sunset reflect off the 360-degree infinity pool that surrounds Baba Nest.

La Buena Vida, North Akumal, Mexico

It might feel like the room is swaying after a few margaritas at La Buena Vida—or you might just be sitting in one of the bar’s many swings. For the best views of Half Moon Bay, scale one of the miradors or “crow’s nests,” private tree houses perched high above the trees. (Best attempted before you have too many of those margaritas.)

The William Thornton, Norman Island, British Virgin Islands

Like your beach bars a bit rowdier? Party like a pirate aboard The Willy T, a floating bar anchored off the coast of Norman Island. Boaters come here to drink cocktails made with Willy T’s own brand of gold rum, take shots out of the “shot ski,” and dive 15 feet off the ship’s top deck.

Theros Wave Bar, Santorini, Greece

Theros Wave Bar sits on the volcanic white rocks of Vlychada and offers amazing ocean views in the world. Order a drink from the bar (constructed out of the same volcanic rock) and relax on a sun bed. Or, come for one of the bar’s famous full-moon parties!

Overwater Bar, Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Built on stilts over a turquoise-blue lagoon, the Overwater Bar offers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Sip champagne while listening to the lapping waves, and definitely order seafood when you’re ready to eat—you know it’s going to be fresh!

Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, St. Maarten

This bar is either awesome or terrifying, depending on how you feel about low-flying planes. Since best Sunset Beach Bars are located just steps from the end of the runway at Princess Juliana International Airport, you can walk straight off the plane and into the bar on Maho Beach. Listen to the background chatter of air-traffic controllers (broadcast into the bar) as you sip a Runway Rum Punch and watch jumbo jets come in for a landing.

The Dune Preserve, Anguilla

Opened by famous reggae singer Bankie Banx, The Dune Preserve has all the ingredients to make a perfect beach bar: great music, a beautiful beach, and delicious drinks. The bar itself is made from a combination of driftwood, seashells, and other materials sourced from the beach, and its bartenders have served drinks to everyone from locals to former President Bill Clinton!

Rojo Beach Bar, Belize

Located just steps from the water, the open-air Rojo Beach Bar is kept cool by ocean breezes—but if you get too hot, a refreshing infinity pool awaits. The icy cocktails and frosty beers will keep you cool as well, of course. Sit at the bar or stake out one of the hammocks, and make friends with the local patrons and dogs that hang around.