March 7, 2015

Miscellany 7

Painter Nelson Shanks claims he put reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress in Bill Clinton painting that hangs in National Portrait Gallery

00 Years Project: Photographer Captures Portraits Of People From 1 To 100 Years Of Age
Russia is a strange land, and a very big land. Keen Heick-Abildhauge lived there for some time and wanted to show its people to the world. Thus One Hundred Years “The Russian Portrait” project was born. A hundred pictures of Russians aged 1 to 100 tells a shifting story of dreams and images.

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Phantom of the Orchestra Astonishing story of Mamoru Samuragochi,  a deaf genius, second-generation atomic bomb victim whose music inspired a nation. But the “Japanese Beethoven” wasn’t who he seemed.

4 Lessons from Downton Abbey’s Fifth Season.  "Is this why we like to watch Downton Abbey — it offers old, but seemingly fresh solutions to the patterns of behavior that leave so many people unhappy and alone?…It celebrates our human need for communal life: the comforts of married love, parents’ devotion to their children, and the gift of true  friendship. This is a Catholic vision of community nourished by unconditional love, compassion and mercy."

'We show our birth certificates to prove it': One-in-a-million mixed-race twins reveal they have to prove they are sisters.

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Nature creates its own bubble wrap ready for popping in the form of air pockets on a frozen lake

Dramatic moment extreme skier uses his parachute to fly OVER an avalanche Ugo Gerola, 23, captured the action on his helmet camera as he was hurtling down a slope on the Aiguille du Midi in the French Alps as he used a parachute to dodge an avalanche that nearly swept him over the edge of a mountain.

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