(She) was a peasant fallen on bad times, and you cannot be much lower in the social pile than that. To be a 16-year-old with an illegitimate son and no house was about as bad as it gets. “She” did at least one thing to be proud...
I didn't know that there was a famous copy of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. It's called "Prado's version" and has been on display in Madrid's Museo del Prado since 1819. According to ">Wikipedia, it was "considered for decades a worthless copy. Show More Summary
The Da Vinci Code has sold so many copies—that would be at least 80 million —that it's bound to turn up in book donation piles. But at one charity shop in the UK, it's been donated so heavily that the shop has posted a sign propped up on a...
ThinkGeek is featuring a mechanical wooden combination lock kit, created by UGEARS, that allows you to use each of the 34 scored pieces to build your own working codex inspired by The Da Vinci Code. Related Laughing Squid PostsA Mechanical...Show More Summary
"The Da Vinci Code" may be a bestseller, but it's a drag on a UK charity shop that's swimming in the popular paperback.
Marianne Boruch begins her new long poem “Keats is Coughing,” published in the April 2017 issue of Poetry, with an epigraph from Leonardo da Vinci: Everything is made of everything. In… Continue reading ?
FINALLY: After 500 years, Leonardo da Vinci’s music machine is brought to life.. “His marvelous viola organista sounds like a chamber orchestra due to its design.” Rather than tapping the strings, as a harpsichord would, this instrument, called the viola organista, lowers the strings onto spinning wheels which are wrapped in horse hair. This acts […]
Simona Halep won a tight battle of former Grand Slam finalists.
The Room series brought the "escape room" genre to the masses with well-designed puzzles and incredible graphics, and now developer Blue Brain Games wants to take that idea and inject some historically accurate realism into the formula. Their upcoming game is titled The House of Da Vinci and it has you playing as the infamous
Besides featuring forefront technical features from the manufacture, this timepiece marks the Da Vinci collection's return to a round case shape
Highlights of this day in history: Nazi Germany's capital Berlin falls in World War II; Artist Leonardo da Vinci dies; Civil War Gen. 'Stonewall' Jackson killed; Nelson Mandela claims victory in South Africa vote; Singer Bing Crosby born. (May 2)
The da Vinci robotic surgical system may be a handy assistant in the operating theater, but a high price tag could be keeping it out of reach of some hospitals. Now the company behind it, Intuitive Surgical, has announced the da Vinci...Show More Summary
Intuitive Surgical, makers of the famous da Vinci line of robotic-assisted surgical platforms, just announced receiving European regulatory approval to introduce its new da Vinci X surgical system. The system is designed for customers that can’t afford the hefty price tag of more expensive da Vinci robots while offering many of the same capabilities as […]
Sharapova beat Roberta Vinci upon her return from her doping ban on Wednesday.
Maria Sharapova won her first match back after a 15-month doping ban.
Sharapova beat Roberta Vinci 7-5 6-3 on her return to competitive tennis at the Stuttgart Open on Wednesday, having served a 15-month doping suspension for using meldonium.
Maria Sharapova wins first match on return from 15-month doping ban, beats Roberta Vinci at Porsche Grand Prix.
Sharapova beat Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the Porsche Grand Prix.
Looking relieved, Maria Sharapova waved to the crowd and blew kisses after winning her first match on her return from a 15-month doping ban on Wednesday. The five-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 beat Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the Porsche Grand Prix. Sharapova had...