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Sunday, December 23, 2007

More Things of Exhibition

Ilya Repin, Manifesto of October 17th, 1905, 1911, courtesy of the State Russian Museum, St PetersburgA major London exhibition of French and Russian art had been halted over claims by the Russian authorities that Britain couldn't guarantee the paintings' return.
  1. There is evidence of contact and understanding between Eastern Islam and Western Protestantism as early as the 16th century. Queen Elizabeth I and the Ottoman Sultana Walide Safiye had a brief friendship, in which the two women shared personal gifts and cosmetics.
  2. The British Queen has launched her own channel on the video-sharing website YouTube.
  3. There were 1,580 cosmetic treatments in the UK on average last year.
  4. Only one in a hundred tourists visiting the UK stay for longer than three months.
  5. Miss France contestants must guarantee that they have never been photographed in compromising positions before entering the competition.
  6. The British government's plans to change the law to make it illegal to pay for sex have attracted criticism from a number of groups.
  7. A surgeon at a prestigious US hospital is facing a disciplinary hearing after he allegedly took a photo of a patient's private part during an operation. The patient is a strip club owner, Sean Dubowik, whose penis is tattooed with the words "Hot Rod".
  8. Only 10% of a horse's lifetime winnings can be attributed to its bloodline.
  9. Humour comes from testosterone.
  10. Reading in dim light does not harm your eyesight.
  11. The Pogues' Fairytale of New York is a song about a blazing row between an alcoholic and a heroin addict.
  12. Amy Winehouse's second album Back to Black, released at the end of 2006, has now sold more than 1.5m copies in the UK, achieving five platinum sales awards.
  13. It's claimed that British classical-pop quartet Blake met through the internet social networking site Facebook.
  14. American networking site Yuwie.com has a unique selling point in that it promises to "share wealth" with its members.
  15. Coca-Cola is being accused of blasphemy in Russia.

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