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Why Was Vincent Van Gogh Famous? - Why was Vincent Van Gogh Famous. Vincent Van Gogh was born March 30, 1853 in Zundert, Netherland. Growing up Vincent was the oldest child, he had five siblings two brothers, and three sisters. Vincent spend most of his time with his new born brother Theo. He had to take care of his brother seen his mother and father had to work. Since Vincent didn’t have time to go to school he had to get home schooled. Even though Vincent had to get home schooled he didn’t let that stop him. After Vincent stopped taking care of his little brother Theo he went off to become famous for his painting skills....   [tags: impressionists, famous dutch painters]
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Danny Santiago's Famous All Over Town - Danny Santiago's Famous All Over Town           When I was little I remember driving across country, going to Florida, and past neighborhoods that were anything but mine. They had old houses that looked like they were going to fall down any minute, real trashy looking. In Colorado, my house was nice and always kept up. I sat in the car wondering what kind of people lived in those run down places and what they were like. The answers came to me years later when I read the book, Famous All Over Town, by Danny Santiago....   [tags: Famous All Over Town] 654 words
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Famous All Over Town by Danny Santiago - Every individual has times in their life where they feel isolated and alone. When this occurrs a person will search for ways to connect or feel important.. The person will do anything they can to be noticed and appreciated. In the novel, Famous All Over Town, by Danny Santiago the main character, Chato, has many reasons to feel lonely. In almost every aspect of his life he is being let down in one way or another. He has to try to deal with a family on the brink of falling apart, he has to go to a school which doesn't teach anything "fun," and he has friends that are a bad influence on him....   [tags: Famous All Over Town Essays] 900 words
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The Famous Five and the Persons Case - ... She was supported by the Federated Women’s Institute and National Council of Women. Also, over 500 000 people wrote letters and signed petitions to support Murphy being appointed as a senator (Alberta Online Encyclopedia, 2004). However, Robert Borden, the Prime Minister during that time, refused to appoint Murphy into the Senate as women weren’t “persons”. Two other prime ministers, Meighen and Mackenzie both promised to make changes to the British North American Act to include women as persons, but both failed to do so....   [tags: women, persons, senate, rights] 796 words
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The Huge and Famous Bridges in the World - Have you ever thought about how many bridges are there in the world. I did and I researched everything about the bridges. Let’s get this question first of all. There are six hundred thousand bridges in the United States if we consider all bridges small or big. This number is valid for only United States that means there are so many bridges we can’t even count. However even we have counted them they are built new ones and destroyed old ones day by day so the number will change eventually. It was researched the information about some of famous bridges which are known most by people....   [tags: golden gate, brookling]
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The Rights and Responsibilities of the Famous - Celebrities have many of today's youth watching them, and young people are turning to their idols for judgement on what's right and wrong. Because of the First Amendment, the famous, along with everyone else, have the right to say and do what they want within legal limits, and follow whatever religion they choose. The press also have the right to write and report about celebrities. However, the famous also have the responsibility to be mindful of who is looking up to them and following their every move....   [tags: Celebrities, First Amendment, Constitution]
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The Rights and Responsibilities of the Famous - Celebrities have many of today's youth watching them, and kids are turning to their idols for judgement on what's right and wrong. Because of the First Amendment, the famous, along with everyone else, have the right to say and do what they want within legal limits, and follow whatever religion they choose. However, celebrities also have the responsibility to be mindful of who is looking up to them and following their every move. They are often thrust into the position of role model before they are ready....   [tags: celebrities, idols, first amendment]
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Why Is the Colosseum So Famous? - The Colosseum was an arena for many famous fights. Most people know about famous gladiators that fought at the Colosseum, but not many people know the history of the Colosseum. Why did they build it. What happened there. How did the Colosseum impact the daily life of the citizens of Rome. The Colosseum is filled with amazing knowledge and is an architectural wonder. The Colosseum has a vast amount of history just waiting to be found. What was the Colosseum. The Colosseum was many things. It was an arena....   [tags: architectural, history, areana, glory, symbol]
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The History of Famous Space Films - ... Furthermore, there are beings called Selenites that inhabit the moon. Le Voyage Dans La Lune is a fantastic example of a science fiction film that is not quite scientifically accurate. However, it is an excellent piece of film work for the time and also because the short, primitive science fiction film envisioned things that happen in real space travel long before the actual moon landing event occurred many years after the film was produced.. The famous Star Wars franchised space opera films are probably the most widely known space film in the history of famous space films....   [tags: star wars, science fiction] 1242 words
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Achievement: Just the Rich and Famous? - In life it is important for one to have goals and standards. Without these, our potential cannot be reached. Bill Gates is one of the most richest people in the world. He is one of the most successful people in the world from achieving. Achievement is important in everyday life because it helps us throughout life, determining our future. According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, achievement is defined as something that is accomplished successfully (Merriam-Webster the Online Dictionary)....   [tags: Achievement, fame, ]
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The Economics of Being Famous - Did you know that being famous can be for better or worse. Even though it had been proven a tremendous number of times that being famous can be dangerous people still aspire to be famous. This paper will tell you about the ups and downs that famous people have, as well as the economics trials and tribulations of being famous. What is the cost of a celebrity time and privacy. “Celebrities chose to be publicized. I say that some celebrities even purposely tell paparazzi where their location is so that they can be photographed....   [tags: celebrity, privacy, money]
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Why was Harry Houdini Famous - Harry Houdini was famous because of his outstanding use as a magician. Harry had created and performed magic tricks that were new and still not yet proven possible to mankind. One of Harry’s tricks were the straight jacket escape, but that trick was just a starter. Before each show, he would have his feet shackled and he would be raised in the air and he then would get out of the straight jacket. When he performed this thousands of people would gather around, he has had crowds of 30-50 thousand showing up before his show....   [tags: straitjacket escape, magician, magic tricks]
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Charles Schultz: A Famous Cartoonist - Eight-teen thousand comics in 50 years sounds crazy and impossible, Right. Wrong, it’s not impossible it has been done before by a guy named Charles Monroe Schultz. Making Comics has been his dream and goal ever since he was a little kid. Charles Schultz was the son of Carl and Dena Schultz. He was born November 26, of 1922 in St. Paul Minnesota. Charles was not known by his real name he was commonly known by ‘Sparky” He was nicknamed that because one of his favorite comic strip characters Spark Plug....   [tags: artists, drawings, Peanuts]
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Discussion of Famous Greek Playwrights - The famous Greek playwright, Sophocles, is well known for his many impressive works, but two plays stand out in particular, Oedipus and Antigone. Of the myriad characters in these two plays, Creon, without a doubt, is the most notable for his apparent change in disposition from one play to the next. When introduced in Oedipus, Creon is an amiable character whose loyalty to his king and country comes into question, but inevitably, his devotion is found to be unwavering. Creon did not appear to have ambitious goals of attaining authoritative power....   [tags: sophocles, oedipus, antigone]
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Famous People Born in Illinois - Remember The Name There are many people to remember in history, they most of the time deserve it and sometimes they don’t. there are many from Illinois like Abraham Lincoln. some of the famous people are more modern like Walt Disney, Nelly, Danielle Campbell. Walt Disney maybe dead but his creations are very alive unlike Danielle Campbell other cast members. Nelly being a singer with his hard life. Mary Ann Bickerdyke a women that helped in the Civil War Lincoln along with her. These are amazing people that are rememered in todays society....   [tags: Lincoln, Disney, Mother Byckerdyke's War]
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Sandalwood Tree, Famous for Fragrance - CONTENTS: 1. Taxonomy 2. Introduction 3. Origin & Geographical distribution 4. Botanical Description 5. Biology 6. Cytogenetics (Karyotype of Diploid) (Karyotype of Polyploid) 7. Scope in Pakistan 8. Problems 9. Products 10. Services 11. Uses SANDALWOOD Kingdom:Plantae Order:Santalales Genus:Santalum Species:album, spicatum,paniculatum etc Family:Santalaceae Chromosome no.2n=2x=20 2n=4x=40 Other names:Fragrant sandalwood, Indian sandalwood, Australian sandalwood, White Saunders, Yellow Saunders Extraction:Steam distillation INTRODUCTION: Sandalwood tree is famous for fragrance....   [tags: aromatic woods]
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The Philippines Famous Landforms - Philippines’ famous landforms The Philippines famous landforms are many and include the famed Chocolate Hills in Bohol , the famous rice terraces in Benguit, the Maria Cristina Water Falls (this is one of Philippines famous landforms and is know to be one of the world’s highest water falls) in Mindanao and of course the Palawan Underground River. One of the best known Philippines famous landforms are the Chocolate Hills in Bohol. The Chocolate Hills are a unique geological landform located in Bohol, Philippines....   [tags: tourism, geology] 590 words
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The Famous Jospeh Fourier - Joseph Fourier “’The profound study of nature is the most fertile source of mathematical discoveries’ (Joseph Fourier)” (Deb Russell). This quote was spoken by a famous mathematician by the name of Joseph Fourier. Throughout his life, Joseph Fourier had made numerous contributions to the math community, many of which are still taught in schools today. From his early years until death, he lived an adventurous life filled with multiple achievements, all of which contribute to the status of legendary mathematician....   [tags: mathematics, family, teacher, job, science] 795 words
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How To Become Famous - There are many people who want to become famous for all kinds of reason. Some people may have talents that they want to get famous for. Other people may want to be well-known to gain popularity and friends. One of the most important steps to becoming famous is mastering an art. It is not enough to be good at something, you need to be outstanding in whatever area that you choose. Today, there are so many people who are famous that you need to stand out from the crowd. Along the way there will be people who offer you advise....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How-To Essay] 1075 words
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Why was Cleopatra Famous? - Why was Cleopatra Famous. Known for her love affairs with some of Rome’s most famous leaders, and wanting to be worshipped as a goddess, associating herself with the goddess Isis Cleopatra was a famous powerful queen in Ancient Egypt. Cleopatra was born as Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator to Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra V Tryphaena. She was born in 69 B.C.E in Alexandria, and later died there in 30 B.C.E. Because of the time period in which Cleopatra lived not very much is known of her. In ancient times there was record keeping....   [tags: Ancient civilizations, Rome & Egypt]
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Famous for My Ugliness - Famous for my Ugliness -Zahra Phew. I escaped from my barn. Now these nasty animals are no longer going to tease me for my dull feathers.Being born as a ugliest duck is curse,going through the bullying and fear. Now I am alone in my sidewalk all by myself confidently because there no one to bully me.Wait,I can hear the big footsteps thumping behind my back,there is the one. I look back and it is a human woman with a backpack staring at my eyes. “This is a strange bird,I never seen anything like that before!” says she....   [tags: short story] 1416 words
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Famous Authors - In today's world, many people are losing their sense of what a true, fine piece of literature really is. It is rare to find someone who likes to read for their own pleasure. It is even rarer to find someone who likes to read the classics, such as Shakespearean plays or a prose written by Edgar Allan Poe. Some of the oldest tales have greatly influenced the world as we know it in many ways. A few famous people in history who have made a positive impact on the world of literature are Aesop, Dante Alighieri, and Charles Dickens....   [tags: authors] 764 words
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Famous Japanese Gardens - Japanese garden has a very appealing aesthetic importance due to continuous change in various seasons. These gardens always maintain the stillness of air and peace, even though they are changing externally in every season. Following are some of the famous Japanese gardens all over world: • Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto: It is a famous Zen garden style and one of the most popular dry-landscape designs. It is believed to be the unique masterpiece in the culture of Japanese gardens. This garden is comprised of low walls, rock seats arranged on white gravel bed....   [tags: Gardening] 508 words
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Famous German People - ... Otto von Bismarck was a Prussian statesman who conquered German and European affairs with conservative policies from the 1860s until he was forced to resign in 1890. When Bismarck became the Prime Minister of Prussia, the nation was widely known as the weakest of the five European empires. It took Bismarck nine years to make Prussia prestigious again. Prussia had been victorious in three wars, and a united German Empire had begun in the heart of Europe, causing fear among its rivals and enemies....   [tags: Adenauer, Bach, Einstein] 3265 words
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Road to Stardom: The Life of the Rich and Famous - Road to stardom Life of the rich and the famous, Imagine your name in lights everywhere you go, people shouting your name and loved by all, sounds like a pretty good life right. Like Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa painting, film is one of the world's oldest and greatest art forms. In 1827 Claude Niepce took the first ever recorded photograph. And after that day an evolution started a whole new industry. The film industry, and when I was at the age of four that was the type of career I was working in....   [tags: career, sacrifice, talent, education] 795 words
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Dubai: The New Destination For the Rich and Famous - Dubai the new destination for the rich and famous. Arabs who made millions of dollars have invested their fortune into a new city to put them on the map. But, with the hard economic climate, is Dubai necessary in the current economy of the world. Dubai’s extreme projects and buildings are unnecessary and serves little to no purpose. Dubai has spent billions of dollar in construction projects. When these are funded by the government and the investments are failures, the government becomes unstable....   [tags: Dubai] 713 words
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Famous Monarchs in Eurpean History: The Tudors - Between the years of 1485 and 1600, England was ruled over by a new dynasty—the Tudors. The Tudors were some of the most famous monarchs in European history. There were six Tudor monarchs. The first Tudor monarch of England was Henry VII. The next monarch was Henry VIII, his son Edward VI, Jane Grey, and Henry VIII’s two daughters, Mary I and Elizabeth I. Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth I are the best-known monarchs; however, all the monarchs experienced both success and failure during their reign....   [tags: England, dynasty, monarchs] 1638 words
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A Journey in Time for Three Famous Authors - Some may call it magic, others will. But how three writers from the sixteenth century came out of a bright flash in lower manhattan in the middle of the day no one will know. How the writers described it was a lightning storm and a bright flash brought them to this time period. traveling through centuries of history in only a few mere seconds. Seeing the world through the eyes of someone that came from such a distant time is something out of the ordinary. Like Dorothy coming out of the house into Oz with full color....   [tags: authors, history, memories] 972 words
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Sarah Bernhardt: The Most Famous Actress - Have you ever wondered how certain people become so famous. Do you know their culture or where they come from. Perhaps, you had never even thought about it for a moment, but everyone that is famous and not famous all have certain life events that lead them to where they are now. Just like Leonardo Dicaprio and everyone else, Sarah Bernhardt, the most famous French actress had many life events as a child through growing up that led her to become an actress. Sarah Bernhardt was born in October of 1844 and died in March of 1923....   [tags: notorious stage and early film actresses]
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William Shakespeare: Analysis of the Famous Playwright - ... Shakespeare eventually became the chief dramatist of Lord Chamberlain’s Men and the popularity of their performances rose to reflect their success. Lord Chamberlain’s Men became a favorite among theater companies, even as so to the oh so influential Queen Elizabeth. The Chamberlain’s Men eventually finished construction of the Globe Theater in 1599 in order to perform their plays to the middle-class public. (Shmoop Editorial Team). The Globe Theater, made of timber, was the source of a good amount of Shakespeare’s holding in profit....   [tags: notorious Elizabethan authors]
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Famous Actions of Martin Luther King - Most people know martin Luther King for his “dream speech”, that isn’t the only thing that made him famous though. Martin Luther king was a key factor in the civil rights movement with all of his non-violent protests. From his sit inns, marches, letters, and speeches to even his death, the civil rights movement wouldn’t have gotten as far as it did without him. As one of the nonviolent protests, marching was a great way to recognize a problem in the community. The march on Washington (1963) was organized to protest for jobs and freedom....   [tags: dream speech, civil rights movement]
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Reasons Why was Jesse James Famous - My historical figure is Jesse James. Jesse is from the Old Western time period. Jesse is a notorious bank robber. He is viewed by many as the American Robin Hood. There are few who don’t know his name. He is arguably the most known and influential criminal known to Old Western American history. September 5, 1847, in Kearney, Missouri marked the birth of Jesse James. Jesse was brought up by a very renowned farming family. He and his brother Frank received a great education. His father, Robert James, ironically a baptist reverend, and his mother Zerelda Cole James....   [tags: american robin hood, jesse james, bank robber]
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Cricket, Famous Sport Around the World - There are lots of different sticks and ball sports played around the world, but Cricket and Baseball are two that are well known and widely spread. Baseball is played in U.S., Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama, Dominican Republic, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Holland, and Italy. Cricket is famous in England and former British colonies. People in U.S.A. hardly know anything about cricket and most of the people have not even heard about cricket except that they know the insect “cricket.” Cricket is a very famous sport around the world and its origin dates back to the 16th century ("Baseball vs Cricket")....   [tags: Sports, England, America, Culture]
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Homer: The Most Famous Greek Poet - Whether Homer was real or not, a group of people, a boy or a girl; one thing we are sure of is that “Homer” wrote two of the best epic poems. The Iliad, which was based on the tenth year of the Trojan War and the Odyssey, which was about a guy named Odysseus who goes on many adventures as he tried to get home to his son and his wife. From what we know Homer was the most famous of all Greek poets because of his written works, his legendary history, and his influential work. “Hateful to me as are the gates of hell, is he who, hiding one thing in his heart, utters another.” This inspiring quote came from one of Homers epic poems, The Iliad....   [tags: Illiad, Oddysseus, Poems] 766 words
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The Famous Egyptian Pharoah King Tut - One of the most famous Egyptian pharaohs was Tutankhaten, better known as King Tut. Tutankhaten is most known for his tomb found by Howard Carter. Egyptologists are still attempting to find out more about this fascinating king. Akhenaten the Fourth was a very unique pharaoh. He moved his entire kingdom to a completely different location and changed the religion. He was also the father of King Tut. There is currently a debate about who Tut’s mother was. Some scientists say it was Nefertiti while others say that it was Akhenaten’s sister....   [tags: testing, religion, tomb, tutankhaten] 838 words
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Famous Women Pilot: Amelia Earhart - Amelia Earhart is one of the most famous women pilots in our history. Her childhood wasn’t the best out of everyone’s, but she used flying as a distraction. Amelia attempted to do things that no one else would attempt and she was the first women to break many records and fly to different places. Amelia was the first woman to attempt to fly around the world even though if it meant risking her life. She changed what women pilots could do and she encouraged them to fly and become pilots. It is still a mystery till today about her disappearance....   [tags: Female Pilot, Biography]
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Famous Native American Chiefs: Cochise - Cochise was one of the most famous of all the Native American chiefs during the 1800s. He was famous at first because he was seen as an honest and peaceful man. He lived at peace with anyone who came into the area where he lived. Cochise became famous later though because he held out against the United States army and would not surrender until he felt he had no other choice. . When he finally did surrender, it was because most of his people had been killed already and he wanted to save the lives of those that remained....   [tags: patriotism, apache nation, land]
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My Famous Smothered Pork Chops - My family’s preferred dinner meals is smothered pork chops. From the aroma of the kitchen to the juicy, pork chops coming off of the stove. Oftentimes, my husband and I make dinner together to enjoy some quality time and conversation while making an enjoyable meal, but not with smoother pork chops. He loves to say he gets full off the scent, so he sits in another room, so he can eat as much as he wants once the food is complete. Smothered pork chops are a meal that I know once my family eats it is going to be lights out....   [tags: personal recipes and anecdotes] 611 words
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The Baroque Period and Famous Composers - The Baroque Period and Famous Composers The baroque period was characterized by a heroic, dramatic and emotional theme. With well know names like Rembrant, Bach, Pennini, Caravaggio, Bernini, Tintoretto, Velasques, Poussin, Handel, and Rubens, the period produced many popular pieces of music and art. The art of the period was filled with movement, light versus shadow, and the use of the whole surface. The composers incorporated new ideas into their music such as different major and minor scales, the use of the violin, a regular rhythm, a melody that was hard to sing to, terrace dynamics, the basso continuo, and instrumental music was now considered as good as vocal music....   [tags: Papers] 1240 words
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Civil Disobedience in Famous Literature - Civil Disobedience in Famous Literature A society or a people cannot let a government lead them blindly. With misrepresentation comes a whole new form of unjustness. The strong are the ones who do not give into demands placed upon them if they do not agree; those who refuse to conform to society; those who stick to their beliefs, no matter the cost. In many cases, those people are the ones who practice civil disobedience. Martin Luther King, Henry Thoreau, Socrates… All advocated that they should not be denied their freedom, and all were considered disobedient....   [tags: Plato Socrates Philosophy Literature Essays] 752 words
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Corruption In Famous Last Word - War is a horrific experience made worse by those who try to control it for their own advantage. In Famous Last Words, Timothy Findley creates a world of intrigue as he describes the tales of conspiracy and corruption for world domination. That made World War II far worse than it otherwise would have been. This is shown through the relationships of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Benito Mussolini. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor are prominent people in society, who want more power....   [tags: Corruption Essays] 1251 words
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Top 5 Most Famous Landmarks of Singapore - Most globetrotters would agree that Singapore is one of the best Asian countries especially when it comes to tourist destinations. To complete your Singapore getaway, peak into our list of Singapore's most famous landmarks. Singapore is a first world country thus placing itself as the fourth wealthiest country in the world in terms of GDP (PPP) per capita, according to Wikipedia. Likewise, Singapore also ranks as having the best quality of life in Asia. Yup, isn't a total wow?. But wait till you arrive in their blessed land and be awed personally....   [tags: Travel] 845 words
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The Colors of Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's Famous Novel - F. Scott Fitzgerald is famous for the detail with which he crafted the quintessential American novel, The Great Gatsby. With his well-chosen words, Fitzgerald painted a fantastic portrait of life during the Roaring Twenties in the minds of his readers, a picture rich with color and excitement. Four colors: green, gold, white, and gray played key roles in the symbolic demonstration of ideas and feelings which, woven together seamlessly, made The Great Gatsby a world-renowned work of literary genius....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, literary analysis]
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Louis Pasteur, The Most Famous French Chemist -   Louis Pasteur, the most famous French chemist in the world, was born on December 27, 1822 and passed away on September 28,1895. He said: “There does not exist a category of science to which one can give the name applied science. There are science and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears it”, which showed his ideal method for science. In this quote, he admitted that theoretical science and applied science have to go together and his whole scientific life went on this way....   [tags: Biography, France, Milk, Pasteurization]
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Most Famous Work and the People Who Discovered Them - ... In the early 1990’s Edward Witten and other string theory physicists discovered a new theory that unified all five string theories before it, this new theory also stated that there were not 6 dimensions as previously stated, but 11. This revolutionized the string theory because it was able to unify all theories in one single equation, which is shown below. This was also the first time the string theory had been proven mathematically. Witten presented this theory that he called the M-theory at USC in 1995....   [tags: string theory, chromodynamics, hierarchy ] 542 words
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Ashoka: The Most Famous King of the Mauryan Empire - Religion in the world today serves as a unifying force to help people unite and come together. One such example of how religion unifies a society is through Ashoka and his unification of the Mauryan Empire through Buddhism. Although the Mauryan dynasty was founded by Chandragupta Maurya in 320 BC, the most famous king of the Mauryan empire was Ashoka, the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya. After he fought a brutal war and conquered Kalinga, which left over 100,000 dead, he had a revelation and converted to Buddhism (Violatti, “Ashoka”)....   [tags: religion, buddhism, missionaires] 567 words
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Analysis of The Famous Sculpture, Laocoön and his Two Sons - The piece I decided to analyze is the famous sculpture, Laocoön and his two sons. I decided on this particular piece for a few reasons, one being the emotion we see on the subjects’ faces, and the other being the importance for future art. When I began this research I could not have possibly understood the relevance this piece had on the art that was yet to come. The Hellenistic period of Greek art spans from the time of Alexander the Great’s death in 323 to 30 B.C.E. (“Hellenistic Period” 1). However there have been controversies of precisely how long the Hellenistic period lasted....   [tags: hellenistic period, trojan horse, greek]
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Jack the Ripper: The Most Famous Killer in History - Jack the Ripper is perhaps the most famous serial murder case in the world. Even after over one hundred, twenty years, the case is widely talked about, speculated about, and mulled over (Jones, Jack the Ripper 1888). A lot of the intrigue over the case lies in the fact that it is, to this day, unsolved. Questions still remain over the case. What was Jack the Ripper’s real identity. What was the actual number of victims. The known murders attributed to Jack the Ripper took place between August 7, 1888 and November 10, 1888 (Jack the Ripper Biography)....   [tags: History, Crime]
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The Life and Achievements of Famous Poet, Langston Hughes - I Am Negro, Black as Night The title of this paper was inspired by the famous black poet, Langston Hughes’, poem Negro, which is included in the book The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes’ works are world renowned classics years after the start of his career. Hughes’ works were very influential in the age of the Harlem Renaissance. They are some of the greatest and most eye-opening works of that time. The research undertaken in this paper will include some aspects of his personal life, educational background, important works, the difference in his writing styles and the achievements that he acquired during his career....   [tags: poetry, biography, biographical, african american] 1278 words
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