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    Culture & Art

    Jul 1, 2015

    Amusing families for 65 years

    Bergantino is a small town in north-east Italy, with a long tradition of carousel making since the 1940's. Known as "The Village of the Ride", many of its inhabitants have devoted their careers to the production of expertly crafted amusement...

  • CottonPlant

    Culture & Art

    Jul 1, 2015

    Weaves of cotton

    Pakistan is today one of the main producers of textiles in the world, accounting for about 9 % of the textile needs, producing several types of textile products: cotton spinning (yarn), cotton weaving (cloth), cotton fabric, home textiles,...

  • 1968

    Culture & Art

    Jun 28, 2015

    Toys are fun

    Famosa Toys is one of the biggest toymakers in the world, manufacturing 14 brands with different product lines. From classical dolls to modern motorized toys, the spanish group wants to evolve constantly and innovate everyday.

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    Culture & Art

    May 1, 2015

    Training for excellence

    Majestic mountain ranges, the world's most famous pocket knives and bastionary banking are just a few of the things that come to mind when thinking about Switzerland. With its amazing cuisine, four national languages, horological...

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    Culture & Art

    May 1, 2015

    Hollywood's favourites

    Ever wondered where all the horse tack seen in famous movies, such as Lord of the Rings, Prince of Persia and others where made? If you have, here's the answer: in Portugal. More precisely, a Portuguese family in Leiria, Portugal.

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  • Culture & Art

    Apr 1, 2015

    The Forgotten Instrument

    Russian physicist and inventor Lev Termen created the Theremin, the first electronic musical instrument in history. Unknown to many people, its unique sound is embedded in the world's pop-culture.

  • Culture & Art

    Apr 1, 2015

    Multipurpose

    The acronym VDNKh stands for Russian vystavka dostizheniy narodnogo khozyaystva (Exhibition of Achievements of the People's Economy). It is an open joint stock company and the largest Exhibition centre in Moscow.

  • Sea shells used as currency in China through the XVIth century b.C. up to the VIII the century b.C.

    Culture & Art

    Mar 1, 2015

    From Barter To Banknotes

    Money, in and of itself, is nothing. It can be a shell, a metal coin, or a piece of paper with a historic image on it, but the value that people place on it has nothing to do with the physical value of the money.