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Leonardo / 10 best ideas

Leonardo Da Vinci's 10 Best Ideas

01 - Mirror Writing
Was it a ploy to thwart Renaissance copycats peeking at his notes, or just a way to avoid the inky mess of writing left-handed? Whatever his motives, Da Vinci sure liked mirror writing: most of his journals are scrawled in reverse.

02 - Scuba Gear
Da Vinci's fascination with the sea spurred many designs for aquatic exploration. His diving suit was made of leather, connected to a snorkel made of cane and a bell that floated at the surface. Proving the artist was also practical, the suit included a pouch the diver could urinate in.

03 - The Revolving Bridge
Always a fan of the quick getaway, Da Vinci thought his revolving bridge would be best used in warfare. The light yet sturdy materials, affixed to a rolling rope-and-pulley system, allowed an army to pick up and go at a moment's notice.

04 - The Winged Glider
Da Vinci's imagination was filled to capacity with ideas for flying machines, including several gliders equipped wi…

Libraries / Enciclopedias / The 10 best

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YouTube - Europeana
3 min - 11 Mar 2008 -
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Europeana - Homepage - [ Traducir esta página ]
Multi-lingual online collection of millions of digitized items from European museums, libraries, archives and multi-media collections, with procedures for ...www.europeana.eu/ - 14k - En caché - Páginas similares

Wireless internet / 10 facts about

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Libraries / Ancient / 10 best

The great libraries of the ancient world
served as archives for empires, sanctuaries for sacred writings, and depositories of literature and chronicles.
01 - The libraries of Ugarit (in modern Syria), c. 1200 BC, include diplomatic archives, literary works and the earliest privately-owned libraries yet recovered.
02 - The Library of Ashurbanipal, 7th century BC, in Nineveh (near modern Mosul, Iraq), Considered to be "the first systematically collected library", it was rediscovered in the 19th century. While the library had been destroyed, many fragments of the ancient cuneiform tablets survived, and have been reconstructed. Large portions of the Epic of Gilgamesh were among the many finds.
03 - The Library of Alexandria, fl. 3rd century BC(ca, 295 BC). The date of its destruction is uncertain, but it supposedly housed one of the largest collections in the classical world..
04 - The Library of Pergamum at Pergamum (in what is now Turkey), also in the…

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Official Websites / 10 best

Harry Potter - The Official Site - [ Traducir esta página ]
The Official Harry Potter Website offers content, games and activities which seamlessly extend the magical world of Harry Potter beyond the big screen.harrypotter.warnerbros.com/ - 24k - En caché - Páginas similares

Tony Bennett - Official iLike Page - free music, pictures, videos - [ Traducir esta página ]
The music of Tony Bennett is as relevant now as it was when he first was starting out over ... Official website · Tony Bennett on Facebook; Myspace page ...www.ilike.com/artist/Tony+Bennett - 73k - En caché - Páginas similares

World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk Official Site - [ Traducir esta página ]
History, information, photos, games, on-line training, shop, and poems.www.kosteniuk.com/ - 47k - En caché - Páginas similares

Anna Netrebko - [ Traducir esta página ]
Learn about Anna’s official partnerships. ANNANETREBKO.COM is brought to you by Lenny’s Studio. All rights controlled by Fintage Talent Anna Netrebko is ...

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is a Spanish term that refers both to a musical genre, known for its intricate rapid passages, and a dance genre characterized by its audible footwork. The origins of the term are unclear. The word Flamenco, which applies to the song, the dance and the guitar, did not come into use until the 19th century.
Flamenco embodies a complex musical and cultural tradition. Although considered part of the culture of Spain in general, flamenco actually originates from one region: Andalusia. However, other areas, mainly Extremadura and Murcia, have contributed to the development of several flamenco musical forms, and a great number of renowned flamenco artists have been born in other territories of the state. It is generally acknowledged that flamenco grew out of the unique interplay of native Arabic, Andalusian, Sephardic, and Gypsy cultures that existed in Andalusia prior to and after the Reconquest. Latin American and especially Cuban influences…

Flamenco / 10 facts about

Le flamenco (cante flamenco)est un art créé par le peuple gitan et andalou, sur la base d'un folklore populaire issu des diverses cultures qui s'épanouirent au long des siècles en Espagne.
. À l'origine le flamenco consistait en un simple chant (cante) a cappella dont le premier genre fut la toná, établie dans le triangle formé par Triana, Jerez et Cadix. . Puis sont apparus les claquement des mains (palmas), la danse (el baile) et la guitare (toque). La danse et la guitare s'expriment désormais souvent seules, bien que le chant soit toujours considéré comme le cœur de la tradition. . Plus récemment, des instruments comme le cajón (un instrument de percussion provenant du Pérou), les palillos (castagnettes), et la guitare basse, ont été introduits dans le milieu. - FUENTE DE ESTE TEMA EN WIKIPEDIA ORG



Websites for news / 10 best


BBC NEWS News Front Page - [ Traducir esta página ]
Get the latest BBC World news: international news, features and analysis from Africa, Americas, South Asia, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.news.bbc.co.uk/ - 81k - En caché - Páginas similares

Newstin - Organizing the News - [ Traducir esta página ]
Newstin.com is organizing the world's news. We are the first news site that allows you to read and comment on news from around the world, regardless of the ...www.newstin.com/ - 57k - En caché - Páginas similares

RIA Novosti
25 Abr 2009 ... Noticias publicadas por la prensa rusa. Relaciones bilaterales y análisis.sp.rian.ru/ - 53k - hace 4 horas - En caché - Páginas similares

The Big Picture - Boston.com - [ Traducir esta página ]
The Big Picture - News Stories in Photographs from the Boston Globe.
www.boston.com/bigpicture/ - 55k - En caché - Páginas similares

ELPAÍS.com: el periódico global de noticias en español
25 Abr 2009 ... Noticias…

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The school of Athens / 10 facts about


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Socrates / 10 facts about

SOCRATES (469-399 B.C.)
Socrates was born in 469 or 470 B.C. in Alopeke, a village (deme) under the jurisdiction of Athens.

He was the son of Sophroniscus and Phainarete. Sophroniscus was a stonemason and Socrates may have also trained as a stonemason. . His circumstances, it seems, were reasonably prosperous -- he was a hoplite, or heavy infantryman, in the army and had to supply his own weapons and armor. . Socrates married Xanthippe later in his life, and had three sons. The oldest of them, Lamprocles, was eighteen years old at the time of Socrates's death.

Habits and Appearance
Socrates had no regular occupation and was by poor by choice, always wearing the same thin cloak and walking barefoot in all weathers. He was considered to be extremely ugly, with bulging eyes and a snub nose. He was normally to be found in the agora, the square or marketplace that formed the civic center of Athens.

Military Experience
Socrates fought bravely in at least three campaigns in the Peloponnesian…

Martin Luther King Jr / 10 facts about


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Dinosaurs / 10 facts about

El Dino eslabon perdido

MENDOZA, Argentina, Sud America.- Los restos de un dinosaurio carnívoro de 10 metros de largo, hallados a lo largo de las márgenes del río Colorado, en Malargüe, podría ser el "eslabón perdido" entre los pájaros y los grandes saurios carnívoros.
La valiosa información que muestra el proceso evolutivo que desembocó en el inusual sistema respiratorio de los pájaros se obtuvo del cráneo de un dinosaurio de 85 millones de años de antigüedad y el peso de un elefante, luego de más de una década de estudios paleontológicos en los Estados Unidos. . Científicos de las universidades de Chicago y de San Juan definieron ayer al Aerosteon riocoloradensis ( que significa "Huesos del aire del río Colorado" ), que de este espécimen se trata, como el "eslabón perdido" en la cadena evolutiva entre esas dos especies. Los restos fueron encontrados hace 12 años en el paraje Cañadón Amarillo, a unos 500 kilómetros al sur de Mendoza, Argentina, donde se pr…

Museums / Europe / 10 best

10 Museums not to Miss in Europe

Europe is known as the center of art and architecture and is also home to several of the world’s greatest masterpieces. It would be a great shame if you miss out on these priceless works of art while you’re there.
Europe is simply oozing with history and culture. You can feel the richness just by walking around the streets. But to really appreciate the wonder of Europe, you have to enter the museums. You don’t have to worry about entering in your rugged attire. Most museums don’t have a dress code. You may want to check your backpack in though. Can’t risk it knocking down an ancient vase, can we?

There are several museums in Europe. Some are large and some are small. It would be impossible to visit each and every one so, to narrow down your list; here are the top picks (in no particular order).

The Louvre Museum
The Musée du Louvre, once a royal palace now probably the biggest and most famous museum in the world can be found in heart of Paris, France. This …

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The 10 best official sites of celebrities

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The official authorized Website of Plácido Domingo
Spanish tenor, conductor and administrator. Official site includes biography, discography, upcoming dates, sound clips, photo album, and press service.www.placidodomingo.com/ - 3k
OPERALIA Official Website
PlacidoDomingo * BEIJING 2008 * Olympic Games

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Anna Netrebko * Russia * Opera
Anna Netrebko - Wikipedia
Anna Netrebko - Opera Chic
Anna Netrebko * Musician Guide
Deusche Grammophone
Danza Ballet Com

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The Ten Tenors * Australia * Opera
The Ten Tenors Official Site
The Ten Tenors * Wikipedia
The Ten Tenors * Star Pulse Com

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Bond Quartet * Australia - Classical/Pop
Bond Quartet Official Site Net
Bond Quartet Wikipedia Org

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Michael Bubble * Canada * Pop
Michael Bubble Official Site
Michael Bubble Last FM
Michael Bubble Wikipedia

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Andrea Bocceli

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Anna Caterina Antonacci

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Alexandra Kosteniuk * Russia * Chess
Modelo y Campeona de Ajedrez
Alexandra Kosteniuk Official S…

Rome / 10 facts about ancient


The 10 best sites for Music with capital ''M''!

Apes - men?

How much distance is there between an ape and a man? How much according to Charles Darwin?

Darwin / 10 facts about

Entries from June 2008
June 30, 1817 (a Monday)

Joseph Hooker (seated, far left) and on the ground next to him, Asa Gray 2 of the first 3 men to whom Darwin revealed his theory of evolution by natural selection (July, 1877 U.S.)

Official websites Pop / 10 best

The Official Earth, Wind & Fire Website - [ Traducir esta página ]
Official site created by veteran member Ralph Johnson. History, discography, upcoming concert appearances, and Real Audio.www.earthwindandfire.com/ - 13k - En caché - Páginas similares

Barry Manilow Official UK Website - [ Traducir esta página ]
Barry Manilow Official UK Fan Club Website. Barry Manilow Concerts, CD's, DVD's, Music. Barry Manilow News, Events and Updates.www.manilowuk.com/ - 21k - En caché - Páginas similares

The Beatles - [ Traducir esta página ]
The official website of The Beatles. Includes historical information, interactive features, merchandise and the latest news.www.thebeatles.com/ - 10k - En caché - Páginas similares

PAUL McCARTNEY.COM . HOME - [ Traducir esta página ]
Meyesight is your site... Go to Meyesight. What is Meyesight? ... Log in and chat with other Macca fans on the Official Paul McCartney Message Board. ...www.paulmccartney.com/ - 35k - En caché - Páginas similares

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Lucy / 10 facts about

Ten facts you didn'tknow about...

Según la teoría de la evolución, formulada por el científico inglés Charles Darwin, naturalista británico, autor del libro “Origen de las especies”, escrito en 1859, todas las especies, incluido el hombre, han sufrido transformaciones, desde su forma original, cuando aparecieron por primera vez sobre la Tierra.

Hace aproximadamente tres mil millones de años, el planeta refugió a la vida en su seno.
A partir de allí, algunas especies se extinguieron, y otras lograron adaptarse al medio para lograr sobrevivir, éstas son las especies más aptas. A esto lo denominó selección natural. Los primates, mamíferos dotados de cinco dedos en las manos y los pies, con un pulgar oponible y un cerebro desarrollado, surgieron hace setenta millones de años. Del tronco común de los primates, surgieron dos ramas: la de los grandes simios, como el gorila, el chi…