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Tongue Twisters: She Sells Sea Shells…

She sells seashells on the seashore The shells she sells are seashells, I’m sure So if she sells seashells on the seashore Then I’m sure she sells...

On This Day: Great Smog of ’52

On December 5, 1952, The Great Smog of ’52 or Big Smoke – a severe air pollution event began and affected London, UK for six days. Cold weather...

The First Sculpture: The Venus of Willendorf

The Venus of Willendorf is one of the earliest images of the body made by humankind and is in the collection of the Naturhistorisches Museum...

Misquoted: Voltaire – “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”

Many mistakenly attribute the line: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”, to...

Remembrance Day: November 11

Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day and Veterans Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember...

Van Gogh’s Red Vineyard

Vincent van Gogh was not a successful artist during his lifetime and sold only one painting while he was alive. “The Red Vineyard” created...

Misconceptions: JFK’s “Ich Bin Ein Berliner”

“Ich bin ein Berliner” is a quotation from a June 26, 1963, speech given by U.S. President John F. Kennedy in support of the United States...

The First Movie Poster

The first movie posters were created in 1890 by French painter and lithographer Jules Cheret for a short film called “Projections Artistiques” and the other a...