«Tom Thumb»

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    «Tom Thumb»



    [Tom Thumb is a character of English folklore. The History of Tom Thumb was published in 1621, and has the distinction of being the first fairy tale printed in English. Tom is no bigger than his fathers thumb, and his adventures include being swallowed by a cow, tangling with giants, and becoming a favourite of King Arthur. The earliest allusions to Tom occur in various 16th century works such as Reginald Scots Discovery of Witchcraft (1584) where Tom is cited as one of the supernatural folk employed by servant maids to frighten children]. – Wikipedia

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    Cairo Retrospective. Part I

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    Cairo Retrospective. Part I



    Egyptian bootblacks cleaning a Europeans shoes in Cairo. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1870...

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    Map Of The Northern Sky By Albrecht Durer At Sotheby's Auction

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    Map Of The Northern Sky By Albrecht Durer At Sotheby's Auction



    Head of European Prints, Severine Nackers holds a celestial Map of the Southern Sky by Albrecht Durer, at Sothebys Auction House on March 25, 2011 in London, England. The two woodcut maps depicting the Northern and Southern skies circa 1515, are the earliest printed star charts of their kind ever published in Europe, and are expected to fetch between Ј120,000-180,000 GBP when they go on sale at the [London sale of Old Master, Modern and Contemporary prints] at Sothebys Auction house on March 30, 2011. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)...

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    Art Of Caricature

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    Art Of Caricature



    Alfred Hitchcock (1899 – 1980) in front of a caricature of his profile at a press reception in London for his new film [Frenzy]. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). 24th May 1972...

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    Storage Towers For Cars

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    Storage Towers For Cars



    The new 2011 Volkswagen Passant Variant (L) and new Golf Cabrio are lifted into one of two storage towers at the Autostadt customer reception center at the Volkswagen factory on the day of the German automakers annual press conference on March 10, 2011 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)...

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    Few Contemporary Art

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    Few Contemporary Art



    A giant sculpture of a seven-month-old baby by artist Marc Quinn entitled [Planet] contrasts against the stately grandeur of Chatsworth House and the Derbyshire countryside on 4 September, 2008, Chatsworth, England. The bronze sculpture painted white is part of the Beyond Limits exhibition of modern and contemporary sculpture displayed in the gardens of Chatsworth by Sotherbys. More than 20 works will be on display from 9 September to 2 November 2008. In past years acclaimed artists Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley, Salvador Dali and Henry Moore have had work exhibited. (Photo by...

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    Josephine Baker

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    Josephine Baker



    [Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Nicknamed the [Bronze Venus], the [Black Pearl], and even the [Créole Goddess] in anglophone nations.

    Baker was the first African American female to star in a major motion picture and to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States (she was offered the unofficial leadership of the movement by Coretta Scott King in 1968 following Martin Luther King,...

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    Kopi Luwak vs Asian Palm Civet

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    Kopi Luwak vs Asian Palm Civet



    [Kopi luwak (Malay pronunciation), or civet coffee, is one of the worlds most expensive and low-production coffee. It is made from the beans of coffee berries which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) and other related civets, then passed through its digestive tract. ......

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    Simply: Chameleons

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    Simply: Chameleons



    [Chameleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are a distinctive and highly specialized clade of lizards. They are distinguished by their parrot-like zygodactylous feet, their separately mobile and stereoscopic eyes, their very long, highly modified, and rapidly extrudable tongues, their swaying gait, the possession by many of a prehensile tail, crests or horns on their distinctively shaped heads, and the ability of some to change color. Uniquely adapted for climbing and visual hunting, the approximately 160 species of chameleon range from Africa, Madagascar, Spain and Portugal, across south...

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    Boeing. Retrospective

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    Boeing. Retrospective



    Colonel Roscoe Turner, the pilot of an American Boeing plane, showing his wife a model of the plane, at the airfield in Mildenhall. (Photo by R. Wesley/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 19th October 1934...

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