Category: Life

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Why Grace Kelly’s Wedding Gown Still Defines the Royal Chic

The iconic lace masterpiece that the American Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly wore during her glamorous wedding to Prince Rainier III of Monaco on April 19, 1956, in Monaco’s Saint Nicholas Cathedral is still cited as one of the best remembered royal bridal gowns of all time.

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Animated GIFs Reveal The Glorious Past of 7 Iconic Ancient Sites

For those curious to see how some of the world’s greatest architectural masterpieces, such as the Parthenon in Greece, the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico, and the Luxor Temple in Egypt, looked like when they were newly built, Expedia has something new to offer.

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What if World Leaders were Vulnerable?

During the last few years Syrian artist Abdalla Al Omari has been creating striking oil paintings that depict the world’s most controversial and influential leaders as displaced and disenfranchised civilians to raise awareness for people fleeing war-torn countries.

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All About NASA’s Historic Mission Control in Houston, Texas

“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” This was the message American astronaut Neil Armstrong sent from the lunar module to NASA’s Mission Control Center, in Houston, Texas, at 3:18 p.m (CT) on July 20th, 1969, during the historic Apollo 11 trip, and before stepping onto the Moon’s surface.

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Meet Classical Ballet’s “Gifted Beast” Sergei Polunin

Emotional, impulsive and eccentric Sergei Polunin is one of the most gifted male ballet dancers of his generation. “He’s an artist who could make it on the level of [Rudolf] Nureyev and [Mikhail] Baryshnikov if he stays focused on dancing,” art critics say, acknowledging the Ukrainian-born man’s superstar quality.

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A Flashback to Moulin Rouge’s Heyday

The most famous cabaret in the world first opened its doors on October 6th, 1889, at the foot of Montmartre hill in Paris’s 18th arrondissement, under the management of French impresario Charles Zidler and Spanish entrepreneur Joseph Oller.

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The Rise and Fall of “Freak Shows” in the United States

Physically unusual humans, such as those who were extremely short or tall, those with both male and female secondary sexual characteristics or those suffering from extraordinary conditions and diseases, were among the oddities that made “Freak Shows” a major attraction for more than a century.