Mona Lisa or La Gioconda, by far is “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world”. Period. The half-length portrait of Lisa Gherardini, done by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, also comes with a rich history of casualties.
Before the world was struck with Beatlemania–much, much before, for that matter―a different kind of craze swept through Europe, one that would reveal ties to demonic forces, religious cults, and hallucinogenic drugs. The Dancing Mania was a strange social phenomenon that escapes clear explanation to this day. It was recorded throughout the history of the
In the year of 1666, London was struck by a devastating fire, eviscerating almost everything in sight. For nearly three days the medieval part of the city was under flames. It consumed the homes of approximately 70,000 people of the 80,000 inhabitants living in that part of London, on the inside of the old Roman
Revenge is a dish best served cold, and maybe for a farmer, it is best served biting off a snake’s head and chewing it before spitting it out. A farmer identified as Sonelal hailing from UP’s Hardoi (India), to seek revenge, bit off a snake’s head and chomped it because the momentary lapse of reason
Imagine that your job was spending each and every day surrounded by animals deemed by most of the world as terrifying beasts. No imagine interacting, feeding, and even playing with these same animals. This description is the reality of Danielle and other employees at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide, Colorado. Danielle and
She pretended to be the boy’s girlfriend so police would allow her to approach him. A woman’s romantic act of saving a young boy at a bridge in Shenzen, Guangdong, has touched the hearts of many netizens. Liu Wenxiu just passing by a pedestrian bridge in downtown Shenzhen when she spotted hundreds of onlookers watching
Richard Louis Proenneke (1916-2003), known as Dick, has become an icon of wilderness living in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Born in Iowa, he worked as a farmhand and rancher before joining the Navy the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. After receiving a medical discharge in 1945 (following a bout of rheumatic
A man blindly following his GPS app has driven an SUV with two passengers on board into an icy lake in the northeastern state of Vermont, local police said. The trio — friends from out of state driving a borrowed car — escaped unharmed, local media and police in the city of Burlington said in
It was a miraculous escape for two men, on a motorcycle, who had an encounter with not one but two fully-grown tigers in the wilderness. In an over four-minute-long stomach-churning video that has surfaced, the motorcycle-borne men, somewhere in Maharashtra, are surrounded by the big cats — a tiger in front and a tiger behind.
This is so sad! #5 The Unknown Suffering The saddest of the suffering is when you cannot even decipher the cause of the pain and you can only feel helpless for the situation! This is most relatable with Rehama, a Nigerian kid, who lives a life, we can never even imagine.. #4 Born Healthy She