Monet's 1872 painting Impression, Sunrise is the one that gave rise to the term 'Impressionism'.
In 1866, plagued by debt, he burned 200 of his own paintings to prevent them being seized by creditors.
PIGEONThe British royal family has kept racing pigeons since 1886 when King Leopold of Belgium... MORE
BALLETTwo thousand ballet-goers were evacuated from London's Royal Opera House one evening in 2001 when... MORE
PASTEURWhen Michael H. Hart brought out his book, The 100: A Ranking Of The Most... MORE
ALBATROSSAccording to a recent study, a large proportion of female albatrosses in Hawaii are Lesbian.... MORE
CIRCUSThe history of the modern circus dates back to 9 January 1768, when Philip Astley... MORE
FLEASFleas evolved millions of years ago. A fossil flea found in Australia believed to be... MORE
IBSENThe Norwegian dramatist Ibsen had a pet scorpion that he kept in a jar on... MORE
INFIDELITYIn December 2012, an Italian identified in court papers only as Antonio C, petitioned to... MORE
ADAMSHitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams died at the age of 49... MORE
SCILLY ISLESSince 1986, Prince Charles has received one daffodil a year as rent for land on... MORE
BEER MATSThe first modern beer mat, made of wood pulp, was made by Robert South of... MORE
PLUMThe Australian billygoat plum contains 100 times more vitamin C than an orange. ... MORE
DINOSAURDinosaurs became extinct before the Rockies or the Alps were formed.
After roaming the Earth in... MORE
WORLD WAR ONEThe first British shots of the First World War were fired in Belgium on 21... MORE
GOALResearch in 2010 concluded that soccer goalkeepers do better in penalty shoot-outs if they are... MORE
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