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Greta gets her own stamps!

Not many would get to celebrate their 18th birthday the way Greta Thunberg is doing. The climate activist, who turned 18th on January 3, was honoured with her own set of stamps in her country. She has been featured in the Swedish postage stamp, in recognition of her work to “preserve Sweden’s unique nature for […]

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This man turned on a new leaf, literally!

Something which started as a hobby has turned into a passion for a man in Kazakhstan. And now that hobby is taking him places, at least in the art world.  Kanat Nurtazin has been turning nature into art with his intricate leaf cuttings which feature anything from ballerinas to flamingos to Harry Potter. The 29-year-old […]

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The master of disguise

Last week we talked about how paintings have been stolen from museums, art shows or the artists themselves. Would you like to watch a heist on Netflix? Lupin, a new Netflix show about a thief who steals Marie Antoinette’s prized jewels from the Louvre, is captivating viewers around the world. The story is of the […]

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This little lizard is a chef, and even has a cookbook!

It seems humans were not the only ones who took to cooking during the pandemic, locked in homes. A lizard took to pots and pans, it loved it so much that now he has a cookbook under his name! Yes, an actual lizard. A one-year-old central bearded dragon, Lenny, has brought out his very own […]

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Where do the stolen paintings go?

We hear stories of museum paintings being stolen. They all seem mysterious and curious, but where do they really go after they’re stolen. Because if you see someone selling them, of course they will be questioned! That’s a dangerous path to tread. However, this is a multi billion dollar a year illicit industry. Everything from […]

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These Ice Age drawings are more than 12,000 years old

A mastodon, giant sloths and huge horses… These are not the images from the new Ice Age movie but real drawings found on walls in the Columbian Amazon area.  British and Colombian archaeologists discovered a large display of ancient rock art. The rock art found in the Amazon rainforest carries images of the area’s earliest […]

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Underwater museum on a shipwreck in Amsterdam

A Dutch architecture firm is building an underwater museum of a 271-year-old shipwreck. Amsterdam seems to have become a great place to create museums of all sorts. Right from the most fascinating Rijks Museum where you can spend hours lost in its glory to the Banksy museum. Amsterdam has it all. They are now planning […]

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Can you find beauty in these ugly pictures?

An artist pretended to be a billionaire to infiltrate New York’s most elite apartments and take ‘ugly pictures of very fancy buildings’. Budapest-based Hungarian artist Andi Schmied, while in New York as part of a Triangle Arts Association residency,  made up a very clever story and some acting skills. Schmied gained access to some of […]

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Good samaritans leave cash for the needy

What would you do if you found a bundle of cash just lying around on the road? Well, something like that happened at least 13 times in the small town of England.  Since 2014 there have been at least 13 instances of money being found in Blackhall Colliery, County Durham, usually amounting to £2,000 (almost […]

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Banksy’s new mural has a message about Covid

A new mural by Banksy has appeared on the side of a house in the southern UK city of Bristol. The piece shows a woman in a headscarf sneezing, with her dentures flying several feet out of her mouth and a graphic spray of saliva following them. She is doubled over by the force of […]