Authorities in Cusco confiscated Inca and pre-Inca ceramics and textiles that were being sold to tourists in stores in the city’s historic center, according to state news agency Andina.
Police Major Yuri Cervantes said there were a total of 180 objects, including ceramic pots, textiles and metal artifacts from the Inca, Chimu and Chancay cultures. … (Read more)
Poor families in Milan will soon be able to take their pets to the vet for free, with the opening of a new “house of animals”, city hall said on Sunday. Milan’s council agreed guidelines that will see the first public veterinary clinic opened in the city’s Bruzzano district. … (Read more)
Iceland: Timelapse Video of Iceland
Brothers Patrick and Henrick Shyu of Blue Eden recently posted the video Crystalapse: Frozen in Timelapse, shot in Iceland earlier this month. Their work has previously been featured by, among others, National Geographic, the Sundance Film Festival and SKY television network. … (Read more)
This threat is not to be taken lightly: according to another post, the only reason why there is no longer life on Mars is that the Texas Ranger had once paid a visit.
The Chuck Norris jokes all follow the same pattern — that he is invincible and all-powerful. As one goes, when Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, he already had three missed calls from Chuck Norris. … (Read more)
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Austria: Sisi Museum celebrates tenth year
A special exhibition is being held at the Imperial Palace in Vienna’s first district to celebrate the tenth birthday of the Sisi Museum.
The museum dedicated to the Austro-Hungarian Empress Elisabeth, wife to Emperor Franz Josef I, houses artefacts and objects belonging to the Empress, who is affectionately known as Sisi … (Read more)
On April 5, the skies above Dubai’s landmark The Palm will be raining man as Ernesto Gainza attempts to break a world record by skydiving with the smallest parachute in the world. With the current record held by Luigi Cani, who made three consecutive jumps in 2000, 2004 and 2008 with a 37sqft canopy, Gainza will be downsizing by 2sqft in an attempt to smash the current title using a 35sqft parachute. … (Read more)
Competition in the air travel industry has driven down the cost of flying to foreign destinations by a quarter over the last decade. Such price reductions have not been visible in the domestic aviation sector. Statistics Finland’s consumer price data reveals a 24 percent reduction in the cost of flights abroad since 2003. The period coincides with an intensification of competition in the industry, as low-cost airlines bring down prices. … (Read more)
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