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House where Hitchcock wrote ‘The Birds’ on sale

world Updated: Apr 29, 2013 00:47 IST

The house where Alfred Hitchcock and Evan Hunter wrote the 1963 classic horror ‘The Birds’ has hit the market in Pound Ridge, Westchester County, for 1.4 million dollars.

John Hart who is the owner of this historic house and a thriller writer himself, only recently learned that ‘ The Birds’ which turns 50 this year, was written in the barn he has worked in since buying the property in 1994, the New York Daily News reported.

Hart reveled that they call the house ‘Dracula bought’.”According to Sally Slater, a broker, one can feel the creative energy inside the house.
He said the master bedroom is the most romantic room he has ever seen. ANI

Earthquake destroyed ancient Greece?
new york: An earthquake may have led to the collapse of the first Greeks — the Mycenaens — who inspired the legends of the Trojan Wars, ‘The Iliad’ and ‘The Odyssey,’a new study has found. The abrupt decline of the Mycenaens around 1200 BC, marking the start of a Dark Ages in Greece, is a Medi-terranean mystery.
Warfare with invaders or uprising by lower classes form some leading explanations behind their collapse, ‘OurAmazingPlanet’ reported. PTI

Personality strength helps fish win fights
London: When predicting the outcome of a fight, the big guy doesn’t always win, according to new research on fish.
Scientists at the University of Exeter and Texas A&M University found that when fish fight over food, it is personality, rather than size, that determines whether they will be victorious.

The findings suggest that when resources are in short supply personality traits such as aggression could be more important than strength when it comes to survival. PTI

Forced exercise reduces anxiety, depression
Washington: Being forced to exercise can reduce anxiety and depression just as much as voluntary exercise does, according to new research.

Past studies have shown that people who exercise are more protected against stress-related disorders. And scientists know that the perception of control can benefit a person’s mental health.

However, it has been an open question whether a person who feels forced to exercise, eliminating the perception of
control, would still reap the anxiety-fighting benefits of the exercise. PTI