Claudio Bravo:

Claudio Bravo came up through the ranks at Colo-Colo in Buin, Chile. He was originally a defender until he asked his coach for the chance to try out as goalkeeper instead.

He made his Chilean League debut in 2002 at the age of 19.

In the 2009 season, he won the second division Zamora Trophy for the best goalkeeping record.

On February 14, 2010 Bravo scored a free kick for Real Sociedad against Gimnàstic Tarragona.

Bravo joined Barcelona on the 18th of June 2014. After playing 37 straight league games, he was awarded the Zamora trophy for lowest “goals-to-games” ratio.

Who Was Marilyn Monroe’s Father?

Stanley Gifford

Marilyn’s paternity remains an issue of debate to this day. The two main candidates are Gladys’ second husband, Edward Mortenson, who was listed as the father on Norma Jeane’s birth certificate, and Stanley Gifford, a co-worker of Gladys’ with whom she apparently had an affair around the time of Norma Jeane’s conception. Several other men have been suggested as candidates, but these two remain the most commonly debated. Marilyn herself believed Gifford to be her father, having been shown a picture of the man as a child by her mother and told “this is your father”. Her attempts to contact Gifford over the years were rebuffed.

Edward Mortenson

Ladies, how can you tell when you are in a changing room, restroom, motel etc., whether it’s a mirror or 2-way glass?

A policewoman who travels all over the US and gives seminars and techniques for businesswomen to stay safe, passed this on.

When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc., how many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror, or actually, a 2-way mirror (i.e., they can see you, but you can’t see them)?

There have been many cases of sicko’s installing 2-way mirrors in female changing rooms and it is very difficult to positively identify the surface just by looking at it.

So to safe guard yourself, conduct this simple test:

Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it is a GENUINE mirror.

However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then BEWARE! IT IS A 2-WAY MIRROR!

If there is ‘NO SPACE, LEAVE THE PLACE’

So every time you see a mirror you are not sure of, do the ‘fingernail test’ and REMEMBER……………….'NO SPACE, LEAVE THE PLACE’

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Minako’s Parents

When I made a joke a little while ago about Usagi & Minako switching places to prank their parents, quite a few people expressed surprise/curiosity about whether Minako even had parents. Now, since obviously Minako didn’t phase into being one day (probably), this is about whether her parents were ever discussed/seen in the series - i.e. whether her parents had designs. And they do!

Minako’s unnamed but often-seen parents appear in the Sailor V manga, Codename: Sailor V, the predecessor/prequel to Sailor Moon. They are based on Naoko’s own parents, much like Usagi’s parents Kenji and Ikuko, although Usagi also has a younger brother (Shingo) based on Naoko’s brother, while Minako is an only child. Her parents were common recurring characters, the mother moreso than the father, and their primary roles were to act as victims for the Dark Kingdom’s plots or as foils for Minako’s plans.

While Minako’s parents are intentionally similar to Usagi’s, the dynamic is very different. Minako and her mother do not seem to get along; she constantly scolds Minako for her brashness, manners, grades, chores, etc., while occasionally behaving childish/selfish herself, such as banning Minako from playing her new video game only to stay up all night and play them herself. Like Ikuko, Minako’s mother appears to be a homemaker. Minako’s father is very similar to Kenji, but lacks his confidence and easy rapport with his family. He is somewhat of a bumbling father figure, mostly seen trying fruitlessly to meet the requests (read: demands) of his wife and daughter, getting upset but never angry. Despite their problems, Minako does seem to truly love her parents, and they her. Like the Tsukinos, they seemed largely unaware of their daughter’s secret identity.

Scans thanks to MissDream.org.