20 facts you might not know about 'The Silence of the Lambs'
“The Silence of the Lambs” is as unsettling a movie as you will find but it was also a critical darling that spawned multiple sequels and TV shows. As grim and scary as the film can be, it is still a movie, made by actors and producers. That means there are facts about the film and its production we can relay to you. Maybe read them with the lights on.
supplied by Tribune in a gloomy market, sales of the new Alpine A110 (Renault) mark remarkable progression.
After a long decrease of thirteen consecutive months, sales of new cars in Europe experienced a slight rebound at the end of the summer: +4.4% in August, according to the European Association of Manufacturers (Acea ) this Friday.
An almost unexpected rebound in a context that could not be more gloomy since the market has been decreasing 11.9% since the start of the year with nearly 6 million cars sold since last January.
and we expected the worst with a summer season starting with a huge dive at -15.4% in June, followed from another at -10.4% in July.
Bizarre instruments and sounds in famous songs
There are particular sounds that make songs unique, and these sounds are sometimes achieved by using odd instruments and samples. Some music artists did include quite bizarre instruments in their recordings, while others have used common objects as instruments. And then there are also those who sampled the most unique sounds out there and included them in their songs. In this gallery, you'll discover all the weird and wonderful instruments and sound samples used in famous songs. Click on!
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in August, upward sales therefore mark a real rebound, compared to a month of August 2021 catastrophic that had dropped 15% compared to August 2020, however in full pandemic. Read also: Automobile: compared to its highest (in 2018), the European market collapsed by 38%
the European market still far from its levels of 2018 and 2019
if we look at the situation on The main EU markets in August, the increases can be singularly different from one country to another: +3% in Germany, +3.8% in France, but +9.1% in Spain and until at +9.9% in Italy.
However, with 650,305 cars sold in August, the European market remains "well below its level before the pandemic", certainly exceptional having regard to high sales recorded in 2018 and 2019, underlined the ACEA in a statement.
The Spanish city that banned cars and some people think London should do the same
Could the West End follow suit?The Spanish city of Pontevedra in Galicia is, like London, layered with a rich history. But by the late 1990s, an average of 80,000 cars drove through the city of just 85,000 people every day, Politico reports, with 140 road-related serious injuries every year. Traffic going through the centre was fine when it was horses and carts - but gas-guzzling cars driving through what would have been bustling civic hubs was becoming increasingly unpleasant.
Logistics brakes and shortages of
components since spring 2021, the automotive market has been slowed down in Europe and America by a series of logistical problems, including a shortage of semiconductors. These electronic chips, mainly produced in Asia, are essential for the manufacture of phones and laptops, but also cars that always embark more electronics. Read also: Automobile: This catastrophe scenario which threatens despite the end of the
semiconductor crisis with stabilization of flea supply, the ACEA provided for a rebound in automobile sales in the second half of 2022 but the War in Ukraine came to shower this optimism.
Alpine, UFO of the market: +62% increase between 2021 and 2022
Most manufacturers still garnered large profits in the first half thanks to an increase in prices.
In August, the Volkswagen group rebounded by 7.9% and Stellantis by 10.6%.
The Renault group continued to back down (-7.2%) despite the good results of Dacia (+19.5%with 246,311 sales), and Hyundai displayed a slight drop of 0.6%.
Wary of electric cars? Go middle of the road with a plug-in hybrid
A PHEV, like Vauxhall's new Grandland (pictured), combines a petrol engine with one or more electric motors, whose battery you can also recharge.How about going halfway and dipping a cautious toe in the water with a plug-in hybrid car — known as a PHEV — and arguably getting the best of both worlds.
Note, the Alpine surprise (Renault), which, according to , the ACEA ranking displays an increase of +62% in Western Europe, Efta and United Kingdom areas. Over the period January to August 2022, this vehicle which embodies a summit of French automotive engineering, sold in this perimeter at 2,030 units against 1,249 units over the same period of the previous year. Read also: Alpine A110: Finally a Porsche made in France
Celebrities who are members of the National Rifle Association .
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the individual right to keep and bear arms. Espousing this fundamental but controversial right is gun rights advocacy group the National Rifle Association of America (NRA). The association counts numerous high-profile individuals among its membership, including well-known names from the worlds of cinema, television, and music. But who are these pro-gun celebrities? Click through the following gallery and take a look at some notable NRA members, champions of the Second Amendment, and famous gun-owning stars.