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Former British Empire Colonies Desire Return of Diamonds Worth $800 million From the Crown Jewels

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There have been increasing calls for the return of some of the Queen’s crown jewels to India and Africa.

The Passing of Queen Elizabeth II

At Scotland’s Balmoral Castle, Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday, September 8. Age-wise, she was 96.

While many people have paid their respects on the streets of London near Buckingham Palace, in the vicinity of Windsor Castle, and on social media, others have spoken out about the colonial past of the nation that the Queen ruled for 70 years.

People have specifically demanded the return of the Great Star of Africa set in the Sovereign’s Sceptre, which is a part of the Crown Jewels, and the Koh-i-Noor diamond, which is currently placed in the Queen Mother’s crown and is a part of the Crown Jewels on display at the Tower of London.

One of the biggest cut diamonds in the world, the Koh-i-Noor weighs slightly over 105 carats. It is praised as priceless but is estimated to be worth between $140 and $400 million. It is often referred to as one of the most contentious diamonds in the world.

While the diamond was known as the Syamantaka and is thought to have been first described in a Sanskrit writing more than 5,000 years ago, it was only a matter of conjecture as to who truly owned it.

According to reports, Alauddin Khilji, the Emperor of Delhi, first owned it before the Rajas of Malwa till 1304.

Up until 1849, when British forces took control of Punjab and annexed it, the Koh-i-Noor was still in India. After that, it belonged to the British East India Company.

After that, it was transported back to Britain, where Queen Victoria received it in July 1850.

In the end, the diamond was cut and worn by the Queen, who specified in her will that it should only ever be worn by a female monarch or carried by the head of the state’s wife.

When Queen Victoria died, the diamond was added to the crown jewels.

The Return of Diamonds

Despite the monarchy claiming it was a “gift,” India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran have all challenged the British Royalty’s ownership of the Koh-i-Noor diamond, claiming it was stolen from them.

“The Crown Jewels, part of the Royal Collection, are the most potent emblems of the British Monarchy and possess significant religious and cultural significance in our nation’s history,” according to the website of the Tower of London.

Shashi Tharoor, a politician from India and a former international civil servant, has criticized Britain for “owing” its former colonies.

“The British are clinging to stolen artefacts like the Kohinoor diamond, which they embedded in the Queen Mother’s tiara and shamelessly flaunt at the Tower of London, rather than restoring loot to its rightful owners,” Tharoor claimed.

Queen Elizabeth II is the owner of the Great Star of Africa, the largest clear-cut diamond in the world. It is 530 carats in weight and was stolen from South Africa in 1905. It is estimated to be worth $400 million.

The British changed the name of “The Great Star of Africa” to “Chairman of Mine Thomas Cullinan” while still claiming that it was given to them as a sign of goodwill and peace during colonialism.

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Floyd Mayweather Expresses in Buying an NBA Team

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‘Money’ Mayweather is renowned for his enormous wealth; according to Forbes, he is thought to be worth $285 million. The legendary boxer has stated that he wants to own an NBA club and that he has already made a sizable offer for one.

A Huge Announcement

In recent footage from an unidentified event, Mayweather was seen being interviewed and confirming that he has made a first offer for majority ownership of a team. He did not specify the team in which he had already expressed interest, but he did state that he would be open to either buying an expansion team in Seattle or Las Vegas or examining any current franchises that might be for sale.

Some Top Prospects

In response to the question of whether this was Vegas, he said: “It could be the Vegas franchise, it could be the Seattle franchise, or I could be buying a franchise that’s already up-and-running. The first offer, we offered them a little over $2 billion for majority ownership. Do I have it? Absolutely, absolutely I have it.”

Mayweather reportedly earned $65 million earlier this year after competing in a boxing match in Miami against YouTuber Logan Paul. Indeed a big sum, and we believe we have a good idea of where it might be going soon.

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After witnessing a monkey remove and re-put on a man’s jacket, people are persuaded that “monkeys are humans.”

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Amazing video of a monkey removing and putting on a man’s jacket has convinced many that “monkeys are humans.”

Evolution Revolution

Primates, a varied order of animals, include both humans and monkeys.

However, because humans are not related to monkeys or any other current-day primate, they differ slightly from them.

Although chimpanzees and humans both descend from the same ape progenitor, human evolution diverged from chimpanzee evolution.

A remarkable new TikTok video may well prove that there is some validity to the idea that humans and monkeys can share some traits.

In a video posted to the @steff tay TikTok account, we see a man in what appears to be a petting zoo with a monkey staring directly at him.

The crowd laughs and stares in disbelief as the cheeky monkey proceeds to unzip the man’s jacket.

Next, the monkey tries to remove the guy’s jacket but finds it a little tough, so the man slowly lowers it to assist the fumbling primate.

However, the monkey has no trouble removing the remaining portions of the jacket as it falls to the ground.

Amazingly, the monkey—whose name is George, it turns out—picks up the jacket and tries to put it on.

The crowd laughs and stares in disbelief as the cheeky monkey proceeds to unzip the man’s jacket.

Next, the monkey tries to remove the guy’s jacket but finds it a little tough, so the man slowly lowers it to assist the fumbling primate.

However, the monkey has no trouble removing the remaining portions of the jacket as it falls to the ground.

Amazingly, the monkey—whose name is George, it turns out—picks up the jacket and tries to put it on.

People in the TikTok comments were equally astonished, with many finding it funny.

Imagine, someone added, that he simply zips it up and strolls off.

“I don’t like when you guys laugh at him because I feel like he can comprehend,” the second said.

Additionally, a third person remarked, “I thought the monkey was preparing to move west when it asked for his jacket.”

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According to the NHS, the most agonizing experiences people can have

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The worst aches that people can endure have been revealed by the NHS.

These are definitely the worst list

Since everyone has a varied pain threshold and perceives things differently, pain can vary from person to person.

The NHS considers 20 medical disorders and illnesses to be the worst of all time, though.

You may check below to see if you’ve undergone any of the most agonizing medical procedures listed by the NHS, not that it should be a competition—not it’s even a rewarding or enjoyable one to be a part of.

The most traumatic events that can make it difficult for people to carry out daily chores and so be “disabling,” in no particular order, are:

Arthritis,

Migraine,

Sciatica,

Endometriosis,

Acute pancreatitis,

Trigeminal neuralgia,

Sickle cell disease,

Slipped disc,

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS),

Frozen shoulder,

Cluster headache

Shingles,

Kidney stones,

Appendicitis,

Broken bones,

Pain after surgery,

Fibromyalgia (FMS)

Stomach ulcer,

Gout,

Heart attack.

The NHS describes fibromyalgia as a chronic disorder that produces “pain all over the body” and is included on the list.

One in ten women experiences endometriosis, a chronic disorder in which tissue that resembles the lining of the womb grows in other locations, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes.

Trigeminal neuralgia, described as “a sudden, acute facial pain,” also qualifies.

Along with Shingles, which I’ve had the incredible pleasure of personally experiencing, and let me tell you, it’s horrible, it’s frequently described as strong shooting pain or as feeling like an electric shock in the jaw, teeth, or gums.

Dr. Gary LeRoy adds “toothache” and “back discomfort” to the list in addition to these.

According to him, 80% of people will experience chronic lower back pain at some point in their lives because as Homo sapiens, who are always bending, stooping, pushing, and tugging, we develop musculoskeletal back discomfort.

We frequently ignore the items above the neck when it comes to toothaches, and this is because they are so common.

If you are in excruciating pain and are unable to “work, sleep, or provid[e] sustenance” for yourself, you should get in touch with a doctor right away.

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