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How to play at Roket Casino — login, deposits and withdraw 2022

Aussie Rocket Casino Review 2022 Just like its sister sites (Golden Crown Casino, StayCasino, and QB Casino), the Aussie brand Rocket Casino is licensed and...

Heroin Was Initially Marketed As A Cough Suppressant By Bayer AG

From 1898-1910, the German drug company Bayer marketed diacetylmorphine as an over the counter drug under their trademark name Heroin.  The name was derived from the Greek...

Syndromes: Foreign Accent Synrome

Foreign accent syndrome (FAS) is speech disorder that causes a sudden change to speech so that a person speaks with a “foreign” accent.  The...

Tapped Four

Parties, game nights and even dinners become so boring at times but one good game can bring back all the excitement. Tapped four is...

Important Facts and Information about Coronavirus

Coronavirus is a family of different viruses that can trigger someone to suffer from a common cold or other severe ailments such as SARS...

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The Softest Mineral: Talc

Talc is the softest known mineral and is listed as 1 on the Mohs hardness scale. It is a mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate with the chemical formula H2Mg3(SiO3)4 or...

Urban Legends: Green M&Ms are an Aphrodisiac

The rumour that green M&Ms are an aphrodisiac began in the 1970s when students reportedly picked the green ones out of the packages to...

Ants Take Power Naps

Queen fire ants fall into relatively long, deep sleeps and nap for an average of nine hours every day.  By contrast, workers sleep just...

Idioms: Kid Gloves

To treat  (or handle) with “kid gloves” is a popular American phrase meaning to treat a someone or something with extreme tact or gentleness....

George Foreman’s Georges

Talk about Ego (or bad memory) – former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion George Foreman has five sons – each is named George: George Jr.,...

The Nocebo Effect

In medicine, a Nocebo Reaction or response refers to harmful, unpleasant, or undesirable effects a subject manifests after receiving an harmless drug or placebo....

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Origin of the Louvre

The Louvre was originally constructed as the fortress of Philippe Auguste in 1190. Charles V oversaw the first modernisation process  in the 1300s which resulted in...

Origin of the Photograph

The first permanent colour photograph, was conceived by James Clerk Maxwell in 1861. Thomas Sutton, inventor of the single-lens reflex camera, photographed a tartan ribbon three...

Caravaggio’s Unruly Life

Revolutionary Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was infamous for his unruly life.  He was known for brawling and was arrested and imprisoned numerous times. In...

Rousseau’s Jungles

Henri Rousseau is known for his scenes of exotic jungles and animals. In fact, Rousseau never left France. His paintings were based on images...

E.E. Cummings: Poetry and Art

E.E. Cummings was very popular throughout the 20th century and received tremendous critical acclaim for his poetry and writing. Less well-known is his accomplishments...

Groundhog Day: February 2

Groundhog Day is a holiday celebrated on February 2 in the United States and Canada. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a...

Rembrandt’s Money Problems

Throughout his life, Rembrandt van Rijn was plagued with money problems. At the height of his career in 1639 he bought a large house on the...

Picasso vs. Braque: Who Can Tell the Difference?

From 1909 – 1914, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso worked closely together daily to develop Cubism. Both artists produced paintings of monochromatic color and...

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John Lennon – Annie Leibovitz Photo

Born in 1949 in Connecticut, USA Leibovitz studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. She became interested in photography  when she lived in...


Hyperrealism is a genre of painting and sculpture resembling a high resolution photograph. It is a fully-recognized school of art and is considered to be...

Van Gogh’s Ear: What Really Happened?

There are two schools of thought about how Vincent van Gogh lost part of his left ear on December 23, 1888. Some believe that Paul Gauguin...

Pablo Picasso’s Full Name

Pablo Picasso’s full name was Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito...

Picasso vs. Braque: Who Can Tell the Difference?

From 1909 – 1914, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso worked closely together daily to develop Cubism. Both artists produced paintings of monochromatic color and...
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