Pollice Verso by Jean-Leon Gerome, 19th century. Ridley Scott was inspired by this painting to direct Gladiator. But Roman authorities actually used a thumbs UP signal to indicate that the loser of the present battle should die.

Pollice Verso by Jean-Leon Gerome, 19th century. Ridley Scott was inspired by this painting to direct Gladiator. But Roman authorities actually used a thumbs UP signal to indicate that the loser of the present battle should die.

Thumbs-up- You like what your friend is wearing; your office mate is going to ask for a raise; you want to wish your son good luck in the 50-yard freestyle.  You raise your thumb. The thumbs-up gesture is prevalent usually meaning something as vaguely benign as "hello" or "have a good day." This is a Chinese Buddhist monk giving a thumbs-up.

Thumbs-up- You like what your friend is wearing; your office mate is going to ask for a raise; you want to wish your son good luck in the 50-yard freestyle. You raise your thumb. The thumbs-up gesture is prevalent usually meaning something as vaguely benign as "hello" or "have a good day." This is a Chinese Buddhist monk giving a thumbs-up.

As a dietitian, I'm often labelled a "shill" when I argue with someone who cannot support their health claims. I have no affiliation with any organisations or food companies for that matter.

Sooooo ... now that my oldest son is learning to drive he studies and often critiques my ability to operate a motor vehicle.  It's like driving with my father.  Earlier today the conversation went like this.  SON #1: Aren't you supposed to use your turn signal every time you change lanes?  ME: Technically yes but sometimes people won't let you over when you use your turn signal.  SON #1: Yeah but won't a cop give you a ticket if he sees you?  ME: Technically yes ... SON #1: Then you really…

Sooooo ... now that my oldest son is learning to drive he studies and often critiques my ability to operate a motor vehicle. It's like driving with my father. Earlier today the conversation went like this. SON #1: Aren't you supposed to use your turn signal every time you change lanes? ME: Technically yes but sometimes people won't let you over when you use your turn signal. SON #1: Yeah but won't a cop give you a ticket if he sees you? ME: Technically yes ... SON #1: Then you really…

Dan on communicating with the crew of GoF during the underwater scenes. spoiler: he struggled

Dan on communicating with the crew of GoF during the underwater scenes. spoiler: he struggled

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