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
ALFREDDuring the reign of Alfred the Great in England, laws were introduced to make people... MORE
BEERThe total amount of beer drunk in the world in 2007 was a record 180... MORE
PETER THE GREATPeter the Great of Russia trained bears to serve alcoholic drinks to his guests. ... MORE
TOBACCOWalter Raleigh brought the first tobacco from Virginia to England on 27 July 1586.... MORE
PALMERSTONLord Palmerston must surely be the oldest British prime minister to be cited as co-respondent... MORE
CANNESThe 'Palm Dog' is an unofficial prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival each year,... MORE
MOOSEThe species know as a moose in North America is referred to as an elk... MORE
SPAThe word 'spa' for a health resort with hot or cold springs, comes from the... MORE
AMUSEMENTA thief in the German town of Hamelin was reported in 2010 to have robbed... MORE
CLEAVAGEAccording to a survey by a cosmetic surgery company in 2010, four out of every... MORE
YODELLINGOn 4 October 1988, the Bavarian Minister for the Environment requested people not to yodel... MORE
20132013 is the first year since 1987 consisting of four different digits.
It is also the... MORE
BAHAMASThere are around 700 islands in the Bahamas, of which only 30 are inhabited.
One of... MORE
SWORDA world record for sword swallowing was set in Australia in 2010 by Chayne Hultgren,... MORE
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