13 million Prize

July 16, 2014
Winning Ticket

Winning Ticket

The lucky winner chose six winning numbers in a lotto gaming house on Trzech Krzyży square in Warsaw. The new millionaire won more than PLN 12.7 million. “We do not know if the person who won yesterday in the rollover had some holiday plans, but if not, this person can now confidently start an amazing new adventure and visit all the best beaches in the world,” says Jarosław Tomaszewski from Lotto. Yesterday’s lucky devil is the 970th millionaire of Lotto. His winning numbers were: 8, 19, 20, 26, 28, 36. This recent ‘six-in-a-row’ is the fourth prize of at least one million in Warsaw. “In total, since 1996, there have been 93 in Warsaw,” adds Tomaszewski. The record for the largest win in the lottery still belongs to a resident of Gdynia won who won PLN 33,787,496 on 9 February 2012.
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Międzyzdroje Mystery

July 15, 2014
Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle

A green bottle containing a letter dated 5 April 5 1879 has been found by the Polish seaside. The ‘treasure’ was found on a construction site in the seaside resort of Międzyzdroje. Contractors who werr working on a new investment on Norwid street donated the trove to the town council in Międzyzdroje. “The National Archive in Szczecin will decide what will happen to the bottle and where it will go,” says Henryk Nogala, secretary of the local council. Officially, the find is owned by the Public Treasury. It will then be officially transferred to the National Archive in Szczecin, where the letter will be analysed, restored and translated into Polish.
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Bikini Independence Day

July 8, 2014
Wholesome American?

Wholesome American?

How did Miami Housewives star Joanna Krupa celebrate American Independence Day? Most people just hang out the flag on 4 July but Polish-American supermodel Joanna Krupa, who also presents Polish Top Model, decided to do things differently. The Polish model babe posted a series of selfies and pics of herself on her Instagram site. Sexy, attractive and… patriotic. The pics show off the model’s beautiful body in an all-American bikini, complete with stars and stripes, a summer American flag pie and Joanna with one of her friends in a luxury swimming pool. The question is whether patriotic Joanna is showing off or off-putting. See for yourself: http://instagram.com/joannakrupa
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200-year Bottle of Mineral Water

July 7, 2014
Not Wine

Not Wine

Submarine archaeologists have made a sensational discovery. They have found a two-hundred-year-old bottle of Selters mineral from the German town of Limburg-Weilburg in Hesse. The archaeologists found the well-preserved, stoneware corked bottle while looking for the wreck of the F-53-31 in Gdańsk. “The bottle dates back to 1806-1830 and was discovered during work on the wreckage of the F-53-31,” says Tomasz Bednarz, an archaeologist from the National Maritime Museum. “In addition, we managed to find pieces of pottery, a bowl and a few fragments of other bottles. We also have a lot of stones and even boulders and a ship’s stern, which is a fragment of the vessel. Selters water is one of the oldest mineral waters found in Europe. Its source was discovered around the year 1000 on the northern slopes of the Taunus Mountains. For centuries Selters water has been on the tables of the most rich and powerful people in this world. Its characteristic properties are legendary: apparently a few sips of the ‘liquid treasure’ give both health and strength.
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Pole Wins Dutch Language Contest

July 7, 2014
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Karolina Jagiełło has lived in the Hague for only four years but has already mastered the Dutch language to perfection. Dutch media report that the young Polish girl won a dictation competition for children, organised in the capital of the Netherlands. The girl made only three mistake thus beating the thirty other finalists. She can now holds the title of the “greatest expert on spelling in the Hague”. “I am very surprised and happy,” says the proud 12-year-old. “Spelling and language have never been a problem for me. You just have to concentrate and think,” she adds. Karolina hopes that her victory will change the perception of Polish people in the Netherlands for the better. Her win shows that Polish people can and do speak Dutch. “I feel that through this dictation competition I represent Poland,” said the girl.
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Emily Ratajkowski Goes Topless

July 6, 2014
Polish Genes

Polish Genes

Emily Ratajkowski is fast becoming one of the most sought-after models in the media. Born in London to a mother of Polish Jewish roots and a father of Polish Irish roots, Ratajkowski began modelling in her teens in California. She exploded onto the world music scene after appearing in the video to the hit of 2013 “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke (and featuring pop and rap heavyweight Pharrell Williams). The video was key to the song’s success and Ratajkowski leading role in it was undeniable – she appeared topless in the uncensored version, leading to the ‘nude’ version being removed from YouTube, which only added to its popularity. The girl with the Polish roots is striking while it is hot and has taken part in yet another naked photo shoot. This time for the Turkish edition of GQ, which is celebrating its birthday. To hype up the special edition GQ has posted a short video of Emily’s shoot. “I feel really sexy when I’m naked. I want to be just like one of the world’s greatest models,” she said. A step in the right direction?
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Summer, Street and Music

July 4, 2014
Street Rhythms

Street Rhythms

For many of us, summer is a time of relaxation and holidays. However, young people in Poland see it as a great opportunity to make money. Some take a guitar in their hands hoping that people passing by will appreciate their musical efforts. Surprisingly, busking is quite beneficial not only financially but in terms of learning the value of being well organised. The best places to busk in Warsaw are those most often visited by foreign tourists: the Old Town, the Palace of Culture and Science and large shopping centres. Other places are not so profitable. When it comes to the repertoire, the most popular and well-known songs are usually best. People are more likely to stop when they hear melodies they know and then the possibility of making money is greater. The weather is often a source of many problems with instruments. When the temperature is too high, the strings stretch; when it is too low, your hands become stiff. What is more, you cannot perform music when it is raining. These obstacles, however, do not discourage young buskers. The reason may be because this type of job does not always bring great profit but it does give pleasure and entertainment. Sadly, most others prefer a stuffy office job sitting in front of a computer screen.
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Polish Director of House of Cards

June 28, 2014
House of Cards

House of Cards

According to Gazeta Wyborcza, two episodes of the third season of block-busting series “House of Cards” will be directed by world-famous Polish director Agnieszka Holland. “I am looking forward to work with Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright,” says the director. “House of Cards” follows the life of Frank Underwood (Spacey), a ruthless politician who through intrigue and machination, and with the help of his wife Claire (Wright), climbs to the very top of the political food chain. “I have no idea what will happen in the third season, there is no script yet,” says Holland. “Frank’s cynicism has taken the main character so far in the terms of his behaviour that I am curious to see what will happen in the next episodes,” she adds.
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Emily Ratajkowski Woos World

June 27, 2014
Polish Charm?

Polish Charm?

The 23-year-old model who has Polish roots has once again been flaunting her best assets. The sex bomb recently took part in a photo shoot for Shay Toss and their line of swimwear. Ratajkowski became famous the world over when she appeared in the video of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”. At one stage, in the uncensored version of the video, all she had on her was red lipstick. The video may have been controversial but it certainly has not done any harm to Ratajkowski. She looks particularly sexy and stunning in the new Shay Toss photo shoot. However, it will not be the first time Emily Ratajkowski has wooed the world with her wondrous looks and racy photos. So much so that last year, Esquire voted her “Woman of the Year”.
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Circus Lion Attack

June 25, 2014
Angry and Hungry

Angry and Hungry

The tragedy took place in Kostrzyn, where a Czech circus troupe arrived to perform several shows. A circus worker went to feed the circus lion but to his complete surprise the lion attacked him. The man lost his left arm, while his right arm was seriously injured. An emergency rescue helicopter had to then take him to a hospital in Gorzów. “It’s more than unusual,” says Marcin Maludy a spokesman for Lubusz province. The tragedy took place on 19 June. The 39-year-old citizen of the Czech Republic who was attempting to feed the lion “wasn’t a lion tamer, but an assistant, employed to help out around the circus,” adds Maludy.
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