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Dietribes: Eggplant

• Few foods have gone through the kind of transformation the eggplant has. From being considered “the mad apple” on the presumption it caused insanity, to having a complete overhaul as the aphrodisiatic “apple of love” in sixteenth century Spain to being used as a cosmetic for black dye that was sometimes used to polish teeth [...]

6 Revolutionary Groups That Robbed Their Country’s Banks

© ALI HAIDER/epa/Corbis Back in May, The Washington Post reported that Libyan rebels had obtained funds by “liberating” government assets worth $505 million in the Central Bank of Libya’s Benghazi branch. Ali Tarhouni (pictured), the rebels’ minister of finance, explained the move to foreign journalists: “Let me put this way: We robbed our own bank.” Locksmiths [...]

Dark White Chocolate Design | Art Sculpture Around The World

White chocolate is a confection of sugar, cocoa butter, and milk solids with a pale yellow or ivory appearance. The melting point of cocoa butter is high enough to keep white chocolate solid at room temperature, yet low enough to allow white chocolate to melt in the mouth. As one of Italy’s most famous famous chocolatiers, [...]

Bejeweled Falconry Hoods

For this year Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition ( Adihex ), the Italian Jewelry house Tiroler Goldschmied is launching a collection of 5 unique diamond studded falcon hoods. Falconry hoods are used to keep raptors calm when in the presence of humans and can be very ornate. At prices ranging from $6,500 to $53,000 these designer [...]

5 Large structures that have been moved short distances

I was driving around my neighborhood recently and discovered this creepy looking house that the city is getting ready to move across town. Still not exactly sure why (seems demolishing it would be better), but it got me thinking: what other big structures have been moved and why? Here are five that have interesting histories. [...]