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A collection of vintage ads you would never see today. Stolen Van Gogh paintings found after 14 years. The 1980s Crime Ring That Poisoned Japan’s Candy And Never Got Caught. These maps show how the continents would look if you could see gravity. How All 50 State Capitals Got Their Names. Stalin’s body double. ICYMI, Monday’s links are here, and include how birds avoid crashing into each other in mid-air, old pictures of the death-defying sport known as ‘Auto Polo’, Columbia grad’s experience with the gender misconduct system after he called himself handsome, and the Buddhist Kung Fu nuns who are biking the Himalayas.
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Police Recover 2 Van Gogh Paintings Stolen In 2002

News : Huffington Post

AMSTERDAM, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Italian police have recovered two paintings by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh in Naples, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam said on Friday. It said the paintings, stolen from the museum in 2002, had b...

Stolen Van Gogh paintings found after 14 years

History / Ancient History : The History Blog

Two oil paintings stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in 2002 were found by Italian police in a town outside of Naples. The anti-mafia squad raided the apartment of Raffaele Imperiale, a major drug dealer who is currently on the lam pro...

Van Gogh's "unknown" Sunflowers revealed in new book: Early image shows lost picture in artist's own frame

Arts : Artdaily

A rare early colour image of Vincent van Gogh?s Six Sunflowers has been tracked down in Japan. It reveals that Van Gogh designed a bold orange frame for his still life. The framed painting, once in a private Japanese collection, was...

Two Stolen Van Goghs, Missing For 14 Years, Recovered In Italy

Arts : Modern Art Notes

“The paintings, Seascape at Scheveningen (1882) and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen (1884/85), early works van Gogh painted in Holland, were stolen from the Amsterdam [Van Gogh] museum very early one December morn...

The 1980s Crime Ring That Poisoned Japan's Candy And Never Got Caught

Lifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

Police officers check Glico products at a supermarket in Osaka, Japan, in December 1984. (Photo: Sankei Archive/Getty Images) By now, everyone knows there's no such thing as poisoned Halloween candy. No chemically laced chewing gum....


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