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Amazing 200 Year Old Hand Made Desk Full of Secret Compartments

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amazing old furniture construction The Roentgens’ Berlin Secretary Cabinet was designed and constructed by Abraham (1711–1793) and David Roentgen (1743–1807). The construction started in 1778 and it took a year to be completed since it was crafted by hand. Abraham and David Roentgen were known as master cabinet-makers during the early 1700s into the early 1800s and they made the cabinet for King Frederick William II.

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Amazing Miniature Structures-The Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman, Alabama.

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 most unusual parks around the world, Grotto  18Carol M. Highsmith, photographer

Ave Maria Grotto, the four-acre park , located in Cullman of Alabama, includes 125 miniature reproductions of the most important  Catholic buildings, churches and shrines.

Also known as “Jerusalem in Miniature”,  this miniature fairyland was built by Joseph Zoettl (1878-1961), a Benedictine Monk and includes Noah’s Ark, the Tower of Babel, St. Peter’s, the Statue of Liberty and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

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Acropolis Made of 120.000 Lego Bricks

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amazing lego structure of parthenon It took around 300 hours to Ryan McNaugh, a professional Lego builder, to build this amazing Lego Acropolis.  ”The model is as close to the real Acropolis as I could make it. It’s not an architectural scale model; it’s more of a representation. The hardest parts were working out how to do all the diagonal lines,” McNaught said. 

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World’s First-Ever Beauty Contests

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It’s impossible to tell exactly when beauty contests or beauty pageants began, but they certainly existed since antiquity. For example, in Troy, in Ellas, on Lesbos Island, in ancient China etc, beauty pageants were a form of entertainment.  Even in the Ottoman Empire, despite strict Islamic morals, rulers entertained themselves with competitions to choose the most gorgeous wife in their harem.

It’s interesting how the perception of beauty have changed over time. Looking at the beauty quins of the past and the women of today I am sure you will agree they aren’t beautiful as todays “modern woman”. What was once considered beautiful and fashionable is now even laughable.

The first modern Europen pageant was held in 1839 in Scotland. The title of  “Queen of Beauty” was awarded  to the 30 year old Jane Georgiana Sheridan (5 November 1809 – 14 December 1884),  wife of Edward Seymour, 12th Duke of Somerset and sister of noted author Caroline Norton .

first known beauty pageant, Jane Georgina

The first modern American pageant, involving the display of women’s faces and figures before judges, was staged by Phineas Taylor Barnum  in 1854, but his beauty contest was closed down by public protest.

It was in the 1880s that beauty pageants became more popular and the first “Bathing Beauty Pageant” took place as part of a summer festival to promote business in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

 First Beauty Pageant Winners in History, Bertha SoucaretMarthe Soucaret

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World’s Best Designed Retail Space- Sweet Alchemy by Stelios Parliaros, Athens, Greece

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Parliaros Pastry Shop, Athens, Greece 17A confectionery and pastry shop in Athens, Sweet Alchemy by Stelios Parliaros,won the first prize as Best Retail Space, at the Travel and Leisure Design Awards 2013 in New York, where a distinguished jury from the design world (Deborah Berke, Rebecca Minkoff, Fine Collins, etc.) chose the best of the year among 10 different categories.

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Africa's First Underwater Hotel Room Manta Resort

The Perfect Room Under the Sea-Manta Resort, Tanzania.

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Can you imagine sleeping surrounded by a tropical marine environment? Relaxation at its best!

Africa's First Underwater Hotel Room Manta Resort 2Underwater accommodations seem to have become a trend among hotels in recent years offering the incredible experience of “Sleeping with the fishes” but few destinations do it better than the Indian Ocean Islands off of East Africa – more precisely the remote island of Pemba.

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