Nikki Fernandez and Paulo are fictional minor characters on the ABC
drama television series Lost, played by American actress Kiele Sanchez
and Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro (pictured). The show chronicles the
lives of over forty people after their plane crashes on a remote island
somewhere in the south Pacific. Before boarding the plane, Paulo is a
con artist working with his girlfriend Nikki. He murders a wealthy
television executive, stealing the man's bag of diamonds with Nikki. The
producers of the show were often asked what the rest of the plane-crash
survivors were doing because the show only focuses on approximately
fifteen of the survivors, and the characters of Nikki and Paulo were
created in response. The couple is introduced early in the third season.
Reaction to the characters was generally negative because of their
abrupt introduction. Lost's show runner Damon Lindelof even acknowledged
that the couple are "universally despised" by fans. As a result of this,
the couple was killed off later in the same season. Both Nikki and Paulo
are buried alive, with the diamonds, when they are thought to be dead
after being paralyzed by venomous spiders.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikki_and_Paulo>
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Turkey changed the name of its largest city Constantinople to
A partial core meltdown of the Three Mile Island Nuclear
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to the environment.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
The “tears of things”; the inherent tragedy of existence.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
If you can approach the world's complexities, both its glories
and its horrors, with an attitude of humble curiosity, acknowledging
that however deeply you have seen, you have only scratched the surface,
you will find worlds within worlds, beauties you could not heretofore
imagine, and your own mundane preoccupations will shrink to proper size,
not all that important in the greater scheme of things.
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