ZumeLife https://zumelife.com Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:36:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 https://zumelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/cropped-89edbb005748b1cc7b45b28fc81453f9-1-32x32.png ZumeLife https://zumelife.com 32 32 Ny jättevinst: Svensk kvinna vann 67 milj https://zumelife.com/2018/07/09/ny-jattevinst-svensk-kvinna-vann-67-milj/ https://zumelife.com/2018/07/09/ny-jattevinst-svensk-kvinna-vann-67-milj/#respond Mon, 09 Jul 2018 20:27:08 +0000 http://zumelife.com/?p=98 Blev mångmiljonär under onsdagen: ”Det är helt otroligt”

Här är casinovinsten som hela Sverige snackar om.

En kvinnlig svensk spelare i 40-årsåldern vann 67 miljoner kronor på  nätcasino genom att , och tog därmed tidernas största casinovinst i Sverige.

– Det är helt otroligt, jag har tittat på kontot så många gånger och förstår det inte, säger nyblivna mångmiljonären från Dalsland till spelbolaget.

Under en längre tid har jackpotten bara växt och växt för det populära casinospelet Hall of Gods. Den 8 februari i år exakt klockan 14:05 föll den helt sanslösa vinsten ut i  casino. En 40-åring från Dalsland vann hela potten själv på 67 470 638 kronor. Den största vinsten online som Unibet någonsin betalat ut.

När spelbolaget pratade med kvinnan var hon chockad.

– Först trodde jag inte det var sant. Jag fattade det inte. Det måste vara fejk tänkte jag direkt, säger kvinnan till Unibet.

Men det var det inte.


”Varken skrek eller någonting”

Efter att kvinnan stirrat på dataskärmen ett tag och fått kontakt med Unibets kundservice förstod hon till slut att det var sant.

– Jag varken skrek eller någonting, jag var helt paralyserad. Så många gånger som man har läst i tidningen om andra som vunnit, men då var det ju bara en dröm, och nu är jag här.

Pengarna ska kvinnan använda till att betala av lånet på huset och bjuda familjen på en längre lyxresa, och även unna sig en ny bil.

– Annars trivs jag som det är, så det blir inget mer annorlunda än så, säger hon.

”Otroligt roligt”

Casinospelaren vill vara anonym. Med mångmiljonvinsten petar hon ner den holländska vinst på 46 miljoner kronor på Mega Fortune, som tidigare var den högsta casinovinsten hos Unibet.

– Det här är otroligt roligt även för oss så klart. Det är inte ofta man får ringa och berätta för någon att hon har vunnit 67 miljoner kronor. Men det var en samlad, om än något omtumlad, vinnare som bara var glad att få prata med någon, säger Jonas Nilsson pr-chef på Unibet.

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Brits’ favourite seaside resorts revealed for summer 2018 https://zumelife.com/2018/07/02/brits-favourite-seaside-resorts-revealed-for-summer-2018/ https://zumelife.com/2018/07/02/brits-favourite-seaside-resorts-revealed-for-summer-2018/#respond Mon, 02 Jul 2018 14:30:09 +0000 https://quotingyourlife.com/?p=36 There’s nothing quite like a trip to the seaside for a quintessentially British summer escape.

Whether you’re tucking into fish and chips while strolling along the promenade, hitting the arcades or making the most of the UK’s best beaches , it’s a classic holiday for a reason.

And while there’s a plethora of choice along the British coasts, there are some resorts that never fail to be a hit with families.

The hotel chain is opening 1,000 new seaside rooms over the next two years – so finding the must-visit hotspots was key.

So, where are Brits heading along the coast this summer? Check out the top 10 below…

1. Torquay

Boats Moored In The Marina At Torquay, Devon, England, Britain, Uk. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

Topping the list is the charming seaside town in Devon, which has long been a firm favourite with Brits thanks to the wide array of activities it offers.

For example, thrill-seekers will find plenty of brilliant surfing hotspots and ample water sports centres, while those who prefer to relax on the beach won’t be disappointed by the picturesque stretches of sand.

Meanwhile the harbour is a stone’s throw from the town centre and offers plenty of shops, bustling bars and restaurants, as well as a picturesque marina – ideal for a family dinner out or a romantic date night.

2. Bournemouth

The seafront and Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth (Image: Getty)

Boasting over seven miles of beaches and picturesque Victorian architecture that looks like something out of a film set, Bournemouth offers everything you need for a picture-perfect seaside break.

But it’s not just the resort’s vibrant atmosphere, swimming-friendly waters and brilliant food offering that appeal to holidaymakers.

Bournemouth is also surrounded by some pretty spectacular cliffs and coastal walks ideal for hikers and ramblers looking to take in the picturesque views.

3. Brighton

Brighton Pier (Image: Getty)

Brighton Pier is iconic for offering up arcade games and thrilling rides that the kids are bound to love – but if you’re after something more laidback you can watch the action from afar in one of the blue and white striped deck chairs along the beach instead.

With an eight-mile long seafront, you won’t struggle to find somewhere to eat thanks to the countless restaurants and ice cream parlours lining the promenade.

As for a night out, there are plenty of bars and live music venues that make up a small part of the town’s world famous nightlife.

4. Weymouth

Weymouth Beach (Image: Getty)

Weymouth Beach is hailed as one of the best beaches in Dorset and is well worth a visit for its fine sands, swimming-friendly waters and colourful beach huts that look like they should be on a postcard.

However, Weymouth offers up a lot more than just pretty beaches. Explorers will find plenty of highlights on a walk along the Jurassic Coast thanks to the pebble beaches, exciting birdlife and landmarks waiting to be discovered.

Back in town you’ll find everything you need for a fun holiday from arcades to restaurants and shops, all with the pretty Georgian houses that make for an eye-catching backdrop.

5. Blackpool

Blackpool Tower (Image: Getty)

If you only visit one thing during your visit with the kids, make it Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The theme park boasts some brilliant rollercoasters – including new addition Icon – as well as a Nickelodeon themed land sure to be popular with younger children.

For unrivalled views of the British coast, Blackpool Tower is a must; not to mention the exhibitions offer a fascinating glimpse into Blackpool’s history.

Then there’s the nightlife. You won’t be disappointed if you’re after a fun night out as Blackpool delivers with a plethora of bars, clubs and restaurants that tailor to everyone from stag and hen dos to chilled family dinners.

6. Southport

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Philip Dunn/REX/Shutterstock (1782358k) Promenade, Marine Lake, Southport, Merseyside Various – 2012

Whether you’re after a day trip or a long weekend, this classic Victorian town delivers.

It’s home to brilliant beaches, a whole host of shopping quarters, golf courses and even a casino and three theatres.

Getting bored of the beach? It’s well worth visiting the Botanical Gardens where you’ll find a burst of colour in the exotic flowers and plants that await, not to mention there are highlights from the aviary to a playground for the kids.

7. Southampton

Sunset over Southampton Water (Image: Getty)

Southampton is predominantly renowned for being the departure point for cruise holidays , but away from the port you’ll find a wealth of pretty beaches, not to mention some brilliant surfing and kayaking spots.

Head into the city and you’ll be greeted by plenty of museums and parks to explore, while evenings can be spent discovering the many restaurants and bars.

8. Dover

Dover Ferry Port (Image: iStock Unreleased)

Most of us will know Dover as the home of ferries across to France, but it offers so much more than just a stopover destination.

History buffs can soak up some culture at the spectacular Dover Castle, the largest castle in England where you can also discover the Secret Wartime Tunnels.

Looking to make the most of the great outdoors instead? There are countless hiking and walking trails on offer so you can make the most of the iconic white cliffs of Dover.

9. Weston-super-Mare

Grand Pier, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, UK. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

Weston-super-Mare offers everything you could want for a classic seaside break; sandy beaches, a Grand Pier, an aquarium where kids can learn more about underwater creatures, and a vibrant atmosphere.

Make sure to catch the Weston Sand Sculpture Festival which puts any of our sandcastle efforts to shame – the festival runs until the 30th September 2018 and this year’s theme is ‘circus’ promising some eye-catching creations.

10. Isle of Wight

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Neil Farrin/robertharding/REX/Shutterstock (3634968a) Gurnard Beach, Gurnard, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom VARIOUS

It’s no wonder that Queen Victoria and Prince Albert chose a holiday home in the Isle of Wight ; after all it boasts some spectacular beaches, is a short boat trip across from the south coast of England, and has some picturesque landscapes to take in.

Nowadays you’ll also find bustling seafront promenades where families gather either to make the most of the beaches or go exploring the shops and restaurants.

As for nature-lovers, make sure to check out The Needles, three white chalk rocks guarded by a 19th century lighthouse.

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Affordable British destinations perfect for a holiday in 2018 https://zumelife.com/2018/07/02/affordable-british-destinations-perfect-for-a-holiday-in-2018/ https://zumelife.com/2018/07/02/affordable-british-destinations-perfect-for-a-holiday-in-2018/#respond Mon, 02 Jul 2018 14:22:42 +0000 https://quotingyourlife.com/?p=33 Whether you’re saving the pennies or don’t have time for a long getaway, then a UK escape could be the perfect solution for a cheap family holiday.

We’re not just talking a trip to Butlin’s or Legoland , but historical villages packed with hidden cultural gems, or coastal towns that offer spectacular views and entertainment on tap for the whole family.

The perks of holidaying at home? It’s easy to get there, you can speak the language, your credit cards work, mobile phone data won’t cost a fortune – the list goes on.

From the travel costs to the hotel stays, there’s ample opportunity to snap up a bargain break.

Britain has a unique selection of cities, towns, and villages – some hidden and some not so secret – as well as unique architecture, atmosphere and geography, all combined with entertainment, theatres, museums and plenty to see and explore.

We reveal some of our top picks for a brilliant staycation…

1. The English Riviera – Torquay, Babbacombe Bay, Paignton, Brixham

It’s easy to create a lifetime of memories in South Devon’s Beautiful Bay.

The area boasts glorious sandy beaches, award-winning attractions and breathtaking scenery, so it’s ideal for any seaside holiday whether you’re travelling with kids or looking to take a romantic break.


2. Southport – England’s classic resort

Hailed as a classic Victorian town with a contemporary twist, Southport is ideal whether you’re after a day trip or short break.

It’s home to brilliant beaches, a whole host of shopping quarters, golf courses and even a casino and three theatres.

3. Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire is packed with everything from sandy beaches to 186 miles of scenic coastal path and even a castle or two.

Historical hotspots include the stunning Pembroke Castle , an awe-inspiring fortress set on the banks of River Cleddau, and boasts unrivalled views of the surrounding green landscape.


    4. Hunstanton and West Norfolk

    Home to the historic town of King’s Lynn, West Norfolk is the epitome of quintessentially British heritage and filled to the brim with historic buildings.

    With the charming countryside and picturesque scenery it’s no surprise that the Queen chooses to spend her Christmas in the region each year, staying at the Sandringham Estate.

    5. Lytham, St Annes and the Fylde Countryside

    Just a stone’s throw away from Blackpool and Preston, the Fylde area has everything you need for the ultimate staycation.

    There are pretty villages packed with tea shops, cafes and boutique hotels, whilst the more outdoorsy types will have a host of activities to choose from thanks to the cycling and walking trails as well as bird watching hotspots.

    6. Eastbourne and the South Downs

    (Image: Getty)

    There’s nothing like a hike through the stunning South Coast resort to leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated, not to mention South Downs National park provides a magnificent backdrop.

    Meanwhile, there’s plenty of entertainment on throughout the summer that cater to a wide range of holidaymakers.

    7. Llandudno

    This Victorian seaside gem is as vibrant as it is historic – and it’s right by Snowdonia in case you’re looking to spend a couple of days exploring some of Wales’ best-known parks.

    There are some brilliant hiking trails, including Alice in Wonderland-themed walks , based on the real-life Alice Liddell, which can be a great way of keeping the kids entertained.

    Make sure to visit the stunning town of Conwy, whose beautiful landscape has seen it gain World Heritage Site status.

    8. Greater Yarmouth

    If you’re after a classic British seaside holiday, then look no further than Greater Yarmouth in Norfolk.

    This vibrant and fun resort has everything you’d expect from sandy beaches to a pier and pleasure beach, not to mention the countless fish and chips shops that line the coast.

    9. Rail Trail

    From Cornwall to the Highlands and Snowdonia to Norfolk, Railtrail has Britain covered.

    Your escorted rail holiday can be packaged from your local station – that’s 2,500 joining points – or simply join at the hotel.

    10. Pentewan


    Ideally located on the beautiful south coast of Cornwall, Pentewan Sands offers an all-weather clubhouse with two indoor swimming pools, soft-play area, fresh food and family entertainment.

    With an on-site shop, beachside restaurant, watersports centre, tennis courts, playground, launderette, amusement arcade and takeaway; this is a perfect offering for families and couples.


    11. North Tyneside

    Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, UK on Sunday, 1st March 2015
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    Newcastle was named Rough Guides’ top place to visit for 2018 , and it’s not difficult to see why. If you’re after an action-packed holiday, then the endless list of activities on offer here will appeal.

    You can learn to surf, go on a kayak safari, taste award-winning ice cream and fish and chips, play on the Blue Flag beaches or pop into Newcastle for the day.

    Culture vultures can explore the lighthouse, aquarium, World Heritage Roman site, water park and castle. Not to mention all of the bustling weekend markets and fantastic events like Mouth of the Tyne Festival.


    12. Gosport & Lee-on-the-Solent

    Located on England’s South Coast, Gosport is the ultimate destination for those who like an active holiday.

    Boasting 24 miles of waterfront, panoramic beaches, impressive naval heritage, plenty of sailing and watersports opportunities, plus a choice of waterfront restaurants, there’s also plenty to do away from the water.

    For example, go-karting, ice-skating, helicopter rides, summer cruises, and plenty of cycling and walking trails are just some of the extras on offer.


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    Travelodge launches new ‘budget chic’ hotel brand opening this summer https://zumelife.com/2018/07/02/travelodge-launches-new-budget-chic-hotel-brand-opening-this-summer/ https://zumelife.com/2018/07/02/travelodge-launches-new-budget-chic-hotel-brand-opening-this-summer/#respond Mon, 02 Jul 2018 14:16:57 +0000 https://quotingyourlife.com/?p=30 Travelodge is already a go-to for holidaymakers after a bargain break, but the budget hotel chain has just upped its game as it unveils a second brand of cheap hotels.

    Set to open from mid-July, the new Travelodge Plus hotels have been designed for “the budget traveller who wants that little bit more style and choice” with sleeker room designs, updated Bar Café areas and the chain’s already existing SuperRoom offering.

    The biggest difference will be in the new Travelodge Plus rooms, which have been designed with a ‘Tranquility Zen’ colour scheme, not to mention they will offer guests a host of features for a comfortable night’s stay.

    For example, there will be the brand’s signature king-size Travelodge Dreamer bed, as well as blackout curtains so that guests can get their beauty sleep.

    As well as plenty of USB ports so you can stay connected on all of your gadgets, the rooms will boast pixel wall art showcasing the region’s best attractions from London hotspots to the landscapes of the Scottish highlands.

    Travelodge PLUS features new rooms (Image: Travelodge)

    Travelodge Plus will also offer up a new Bar Café to suit both business travellers and those visiting for leisure.

    Think counter seating with built-in USB and laptop power ports, as well as booths and dining benches for groups.

    There’ll be a new Bar Cafe area (Image: Travelodge)

    The hotels will also include premium economy SuperRooms, with Hansgrohe Raindance showers, in-room Lavazza coffee pod machines, irons and ironing boards, larger desks and more USB power points.

    The flagship hotel will be in the City of London with 395 rooms, establishing it as the group’s largest ever new build hotel. It will be the first to open this summer, with the brand also rolling out the format in other cities such as Edinburgh and York.

    Where are the new Travelodge Plus hotels?

    You can already book your stay on the Travelodge website here but it’s always worth keeping your eyes peeled for Travelodge deals and discounts if you want to try and snap up a bargain.

    Travelodge SuperRoom (Image: Travelodge)

    Peter Gowers, Travelodge Chief Executive said: “Britain is now a nation of budget travellers, with more of us choosing to stay in budget hotels than any other hotel type.

    “The launch of Travelodge Plus helps us offer that little bit more choice for those who want it, while staying true to our mission to be the favourite hotel for value.

    “The hotel market is following the same path as airlines and retail.

    “Budget hotels launched as niche offers but now dominate the market, with a wider customer base than ever.

    “After investing more than £100m to upgrade our hotels across the UK, bringing in our ‘premium economy’ SuperRooms and now launching Travelodge Plus, we are now well placed to match the needs of today’s travellers.

    “From business people more used to high-end hotels to those just getting away for a quick break, budget hotels now offer a wide range of travel choices to suit everyone.”

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    Shoppers outraged after buying ice cream to cool off during heatwave – only to get HALF a tub https://zumelife.com/2018/07/02/shoppers-outraged-after-buying-ice-cream-to-cool-off-during-heatwave-only-to-get-half-a-tub/ https://zumelife.com/2018/07/02/shoppers-outraged-after-buying-ice-cream-to-cool-off-during-heatwave-only-to-get-half-a-tub/#respond Mon, 02 Jul 2018 14:15:45 +0000 https://quotingyourlife.com/?p=27 In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s really hot outside.

    We’ve been treated to a lovely heatwave this week, with temperatures hitting 30C in some places.

    Naturally many people decided to try and cool off by enjoying a bowl of ice cream, but many shoppers who opted for a nice and healthy version were shocked when they opened the tub.

    Shoppers who bought themselves a nice tub of diet-friendly ice cream Breyers were extremely upset when they found their tubs half empty – and took to social media to share their frustration.

    People have been complaining about only getting half a tub of Breyers ice cream (Image: pictureexclusive.com)

    Breyers frozen treats have between 260 and 330 calories per tub, as well of 20g of protein.

    They are also low in sugar, making them an ideal choice for slimmers.

    However shoppers who added a tub to their basket this week are now saying they believe the low-calorie count is due to the very small amount of ice cream you actually get.

    Disappointed ice cream fans who paid up to for £5 for a 500ml tub have shared their anger on Twitter.

    Steve Leonard wrote: “Not impressed with this ‘full’ tub of Breyers ice cream! I’ve actually enjoyed this ice cream in the past, but this is seriously disappointing.”

    His post was accompanied by a photo of a half-empty tub of the company’s cookies and cream flavoured ice cream.

    Steve Leonard@stenard

    Not impressed with this “full” tub of @Breyers ice cream! I’ve actually enjoyed this ice cream in the past, but this is seriously disappointing

    Similarly @DavtonAcc shared some images with a post that said: “Our first try of Breyers ice cream. Are the calories per tub lower because it’s 1/3 empty! Bought from Tesco.”

    Another, Annette Mayes, added: “OMG. Second tub that is only half filled! Breyers ice cream from Tesco, I certainly WON’T be buying anymore of this. I feel let down as it’s so hot I was looking forward to this tonight during the World Cup.”

    A fourth, Twitter user @5h33nz commented: “Think Breyers are tryna act like they are a crisp company… Half the tub full of air.”

    Breyers Delights said ‘changes in temperature’ were to blame for the half-empty tubs and that they were working on a solution.


    OMG. 2nd tub that is only half filled! @Breyers from @Tesco I certainly WONT be buying anymore of this. I feel let down as its so I was looking forward to this tonight during the

    “It seems, on occasion, that lower calorie ice creams can be more sensitive when exposed to large variations in temperature, such as when the product is being moved between freezers.

    “This sensitivity can sometimes lead to changes in the structure of the ice cream, which may impact the volume in an individual tub.“We are aware of a small number of instances where this has occurred and we are working as quickly as possible to resolve this and encourage any customers who have experienced any disappointment to contact us.”

    Breyers current flavours include chocolate, vanilla cupcake, raspberry fudge, butter pecan, cookies and cream and vanilla bean.

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    Harry Potter invisibility cloak is one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to scientists https://zumelife.com/2018/07/02/harry-potter-invisibility-cloak-is-one-step-closer-to-becoming-a-reality-thanks-to-scientists/ https://zumelife.com/2018/07/02/harry-potter-invisibility-cloak-is-one-step-closer-to-becoming-a-reality-thanks-to-scientists/#respond Mon, 02 Jul 2018 14:13:50 +0000 https://quotingyourlife.com/?p=23 Scientists have long believed the key to an invisibility cloak, as featured in Harry Potter , is the manipulation of light. The fundamentally new approach overcomes critical shortcomings of previous attempts.

    It offers hope of securing data transmitted over fibre optic lines, thwarting eavesdroppers, and improving technologies for sensing, telecommunications and information processing.

    The concept, theoretically, could also be extended to make 3D objects invisible from all directions, said the researchers.

    The spectral cloak operates by selectively transferring energy between certain colours of the light wave.

    Harry Potter cloak of invisibility
    The Harry Potter series featured an invisibility cloak (Image: Warner Bros.)

    After the wave has passed through the object, the device restores the light to its original state.

    When viewing an object, what you are really seeing is the way in which it modifies the energy of the light waves that interact with it.

    Luis Romero Cortes, a student in the lab who specialises in quantum optics, explained: “Conventional cloaking solutions rely on altering the propagation path of the illumination around the object to be concealed.

    “This way, different colours take different amounts of time to traverse the cloak, resulting in easily detectable distortion that gives away the presence of the cloak.

    “Our proposed solution avoids this problem by allowing the wave to propagate through the target object, rather than around it, while still avoiding any interaction between the wave and the object.”

    The study, published in the journal Optica, used a technique that rearranged different colours of broadband light so the wave propagates through the object without actually ‘seeing’ it.

    To do this, the spectral cloak first shifts the colours toward regions of the spectrum that will not be affected by propagation through the object.

    For example, if the object reflects green light, then light in the green range might be shifted to blue – so there would be no green light for it to reflect.

    Then, once the wave has cleared the object, the cloaking device reverses the shift, reconstructing the wave in its original state.

    The team demonstrated their approach by concealing an optical filter, a device that selectively transmits different wavelengths of light, after illuminating it with a laser.

    Harry Potter Cloak 450
    The invisibility cloak could become a reality

    The cloaking device was constructed from two pairs of commercially available components called an dispersive optical fiber and a temporal phase modulator placed in front of the filter and behind it.

    The former forces different colours of a broadband wave to travel at different speeds. while the latter modifies the optical frequency.

    This showed the spectral cloak was able to transform the light waves in the range of frequencies that would have been absorbed by the optical filter, then completely reverse the process as the light wave exited the filter on the other side

    It made it look as though the laser pulse had propagated through a non-absorbing medium.

    The device could also find applications beyond invisibility cloaking. For example, selectively removing and reinstating colours in the broadband waves could allow more telecommunication data to be transmitted, reducing logjams.

    Prof Azana said it should be possible to make an object invisible under illumination from every direction.

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    Chimpanzee can’t hide delight at being reunited with human foster family who raised him https://zumelife.com/2018/07/02/chimpanzee-cant-hide-delight-at-being-reunited-with-human-foster-family-who-raised-him/ https://zumelife.com/2018/07/02/chimpanzee-cant-hide-delight-at-being-reunited-with-human-foster-family-who-raised-him/#respond Mon, 02 Jul 2018 14:12:40 +0000 http://zumelife.com/?p=20 This is the adorable moment a chimpanzee was reunited with the humans who raised him after he was rejected by his mother.

    Mobile phone footage begins with Limbani quietly sipping a drink through a straw until he is called from behind and turns to see his former foster father, Jorge.

    The ape immediately becomes very vocal and jumps into the man’s arms, hugging him tightly.

    Limbani keeps his arms wrapped around the man’s neck and his legs around his waist, like a small child.

    Limbani sees Jorge – and immediately reacts with joy (Image: zwfmiami/Instagram)

    Jorge strokes the ape’s head and then leans back to give him a kiss on the face.

    The chimp then spots Jorge’s wife, Tania, and reaches out to her for another cuddle.

    Posting the heart-warming video on Instagram, the Zoological Wildlife Foundation in Miami said the couple helped provide Zimbani with “around the clock care for the first few months of his life” after he was born with pneumonia and rejected by his mother.

    The foundation said the ape can go months without seeing Jorge and Tania but his reaction is “always the same”.

    The pair are reunited – and you can tell it’s love (Image: zwfmiami/Instagram)

    Limbani caught pneumonia after his mother broke three ribs while giving birth and rejected her baby when she was unable to produce enough milk for him, popculture trending reports .

    The video shows the powerful bond which developed between the animal and his foster family as he was kept under medical care for the first four months of his life.

    Now that’s true love.

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    Here’s why the moon turns red during a lunar eclipse https://zumelife.com/2018/07/02/heres-why-the-moon-turns-red-during-a-lunar-eclipse/ https://zumelife.com/2018/07/02/heres-why-the-moon-turns-red-during-a-lunar-eclipse/#respond Mon, 02 Jul 2018 14:11:13 +0000 http://zumelife.com/?p=17 The UK is set to experience a “blood moon” next month as our lunar neighbour turns a deep coppery shade of red.

    It’s a fairly common phenomenon that happens roughly twice a year – but has always had mysterious connotations.

    Plenty of conspiracy theorists have seized on blood moons as evidence of the coming apocalypse.

    The hypothesis was originally made famous by Christian ministers John Hagee and Mark Biltz who said an ongoing “tetrad” – four consecutive blood moons which began in April 2014 with six full moons in between – was the indicator of the end of earth as described in the Acts 2:20 and Revelations 6:12.

    Suffice to say, we’re all still here.

    In fact, there’s a very scientific reason for why the moon turns red during a lunar eclipse.

    What is a blood moon?

    (Image: AFP)

    A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes in the shadow of Earth. This is an area known as the umbra, where light from the Sun is blocked by our planet.

    When the light refracts differently in the atmosphere and hits the moon, it makes it appear red. During a total eclipse, the entire moon is in shadow and it appears ‘blood red’.

    But when it skirts the shadow, known as a partial or penumbral eclipse, the effect is less dramatic.

    What do the scientists say?

    “The moon’s orbit around our planet is tilted so it usually falls above or below the shadow of the Earth,” explains NASA.

    “About twice each year, a full moon lines up perfectly with the Earth and sun such that Earth’s shadow totally blocks the sun’s light, which would normally reflect off the moon.”

    “The moon will lose its brightness and take on an eerie, fainter-than-normal glow from the scant sunlight that makes its way through Earth’s atmosphere,” the space agency said.

    “Often cast in a reddish hue because of the way the atmosphere bends the light, totally eclipsed Moons are sometimes called ‘blood moons.’”

        A full moon rises behind Glastonbury

        How long do blood moons last for?

        (Image: AFP)

        The length of a lunar eclipse relies on a number of factors – but they usually do not last for more than a couple of hours.

        For example, the lunar eclipse taking place on July 27, 2018, is predicted to be one of the longest ones this century at roughly one hour and 43 minutes.

        There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, it’s happening at the same time as the moon’s apogee – when it’s at its furthest point away from Earth.

        Secondly, it will be passing directly into the darkest region of the Earth’s shadow.

        The average lunar eclipse lasts for just about an hour. And we’re talking about the part of the eclipse called “totality”, where the entire face of the moon is in shadow.

        There are also pre-eclipse and post-eclipse phases (just like with a solar eclipse) that can often bring the total time of a blood moon up to around five hours.

        When is the next blood moon?

        Now that’s what we call a blood moon! Thanks to Emily Perkins for this

        The next blood moon lunar eclipse visible in the UK will take place on the night of July 27 and the early hours of July 28 to get the best view. It shouldn’t matter where you are in the UK – if you can get to an open space with a clear view of the sky, you should be able to see it.

        As always, make sure you’re as far away from light pollution as possible.

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        Two ‘second Earths’ more similar to our planet than first thought – could harbour alien life https://zumelife.com/2018/07/02/two-second-earths-more-similar-to-our-planet-than-first-thought-could-harbour-alien-life/ https://zumelife.com/2018/07/02/two-second-earths-more-similar-to-our-planet-than-first-thought-could-harbour-alien-life/#respond Mon, 02 Jul 2018 14:09:51 +0000 http://zumelife.com/?p=12 A pair of planets dubbed “second Earths” are more closely related to our planet than first thought.

        Kepler-186f and Kepler-62f – located approximately 500 and 1,200 light years away respectively are two exoplanets that could potentially harbour alien life.

        They are both within the “habitable zone” of their parent star, similar to Earth’s location in our own solar system.

        A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology has used simulations to study the spin axis of the exoplanets. This, in turn, has given astronomers more of an idea about possible seasons and climate of the distant world.

        The axis of a rotating planet will determine how the sunlight strikes its surface.

        Exoplanet Kepler 62f, which orbits a star 1,200 light years from Earth
        Exoplanet Kepler 62f, which orbits a star 1,200 light years from Earth (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle/PA)

        The researchers suggest that Kepler-186f’s tilt is very stable, much like Earth’s, which makes it likely that it has regular seasons and a stable climate.

        “Mars is in the habitable zone in our solar system, but its axial tilt has been very unstable – varying from zero to 60 degrees,” said Georgia Tech Assistant Professor Gongjie Li, who led the study together with graduate student Yutong Shan from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

        “That instability probably contributed to the decay of the Martian atmosphere and the evaporation of surface water.”

        Kepler-186f is the first Earth-size planet discovered in the potentially 'habitable zone' around another star, where liquid water could exist on the planet's surface
        Kepler-186f is the first Earth-size planet discovered in the potentially ‘habitable zone’ around another star, where liquid water could exist on the planet’s surface (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

        To put that into context, the axial tilt of the Earth is very mild. It moves between 22.1 and 24.5 degrees, going from one extreme to the other every 10,000 years or so.

        “Our study is among the first to investigate climate stability of exoplanets and adds to the growing understanding of these potentially habitable nearby worlds,” said Li.

        “I don’t think we understand enough about the origin of life to rule out the possibility of their presence on planets with irregular seasons.”

        Exoplanets – those outside our solar system – can be found by registering dips in light caused by the shadow of the planet as it crosses in front of its host star.

        These dips are indications of exoplanets, but must be examined much closer to validate the candidates are actually exoplanets.

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        One in ten millennials would rather lose a finger than give up their smartphone https://zumelife.com/2018/07/02/one-in-ten-millennials-would-rather-lose-a-finger-than-give-up-their-smartphone/ https://zumelife.com/2018/07/02/one-in-ten-millennials-would-rather-lose-a-finger-than-give-up-their-smartphone/#respond Mon, 02 Jul 2018 14:07:48 +0000 http://zumelife.com/?p=9 Millennials are becoming so reliant on their smartphones that many would be willing to make huge sacrifices for their device.

        A new survey by Tappable has revealed that 23 per cent of millennials would rather lose one of their five senses than give up their smartphone.

        And worryingly, one in ten said they’d even sacrifice a finger for their phone.

        One female respondent, who wished to remain anonymous said: “I can’t live without my phone, it’s integrated into every part of my life.

        Millennials are reliant on their phones (Image: E+)

        “To give up travelling, sex or my social life would render my phone useless – they are all completely co-dependent”.

        In the survey, researchers asked over 500 millennials aged 18-34 what they would prefer to forgo if it meant that they could keep their smartphone.

        The results revealed that 23{d4ce93fa42db76586ebba4efeabc8cfd1321d1dd178725776f3d0287f9c51278} chose smartphones over their five senses, while 38{d4ce93fa42db76586ebba4efeabc8cfd1321d1dd178725776f3d0287f9c51278} would give up drinking for their device.

        Meanwhile, 15{d4ce93fa42db76586ebba4efeabc8cfd1321d1dd178725776f3d0287f9c51278} said they would swap sex for smartphones, and 10{d4ce93fa42db76586ebba4efeabc8cfd1321d1dd178725776f3d0287f9c51278} would cut off a finger.

        Sam Furr, founder of Tappable, said: “Technologies close the gap on distant communities, creating a space that the younger generation can collaborate, interact and share.

        “Something no other generation has experienced.”

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