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Isak Hearthstone The Breckenridge Troll

Officially called Isak Heartstone, this giant sculpture was created by Danish artist Thomas Dambo, a renowned creator known for making trolls installations around the globe. They each vary in design and size, often working to capture some aspect of the local culture. This one is building stone cairns, a feature often found on high-altitude trails […]

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Leo Tolstoy

Tolstoy is best known for his two longest works, War and Peace (1865–69) and Anna Karenina (1875–77), which are commonly regarded as among the finest novels ever written. War and Peace in particular seems virtually to define this form for many readers and critics. Among Tolstoy’s shorter works, The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886) is […]

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The Storm on the Sea of Galilee

  The Storm on the Sea of Galilee ~ 1633 by the Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt van Rijn

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James Barry and the Man Deception

Although Barry’s entire adult life was lived as a man, Barry was born Margaret Ann Bulkley and was known as female in childhood. Barry lived as a man in both public and private life, at least in part in order to be accepted as a university student and pursue a career as a surgeon, Barry’s […]

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The Abundance of Life

Humans share the planet with as many as 8.7 million different forms of life.

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Voltaire

Voltaire was a versatile and prolific writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets.

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Mayan Idol and Altar at CopánIdol

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The Giant Moa

Female giant moa stood approximately two meters high to the top of their back. So in an upright standing position, with their head held high, they could reach three meters tall, allowing them to pluck leaves from tall trees like a giraffe. Their maximum weight was about 250 kg – or as much as a cow.

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