Living statues in Russia and all over the world
Of course, most of us know, heard, or saw living statues. And sometimes it can be even very scary to see such statue moving unexpectedly. In particular, the term living statue refers to a mime artist who poses like a statue or mannequin, usually with realistic statue-like makeup, sometimes for hours at a time. Meanwhile, living statue performers can fool passersby and a number of hidden camera shows on television have used living statues to startle people.
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Living statues in Russia and all over the world
Some interesting facts about Queen Elizabeth II
First of all, nobody expected Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor to be a monarch. Born April 21, 1926, she was the first child of Prince Albert and his wife, Elizabeth. Her father, the Duke of York, was “spare” to George V’s heir, Prince Edward, which made Princess Elizabeth third in line to the throne. But when King Edward VIII abdicated in 1936, Albert ascended as George VI, and she became the heiress presumptive. Sixteen years later, on Feb. 6, 1952, while on a tour of Kenya, she received the news of her father’s death and at age 25 became head of the commonwealth. Asked what royal name she would like to choose, the young queen replied, “Elizabeth, of course!”
Vintage Vaudeville popular little performers of the 1920s
Burlesque acts of the 1920s regularly featured a troupe of midget performers, such as the Hans Kaesemann Midgets. The Hans Kaesemann Midgets were the biggest little thing in Vaudeville. Traveling from theatre to music hall, the group of little performers put on dance routines and comedy skits to delighted audiences across the U.S. While they stopped short of doing the full monty, like modern burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese. In particular, The Hans Kasemann troupe featured the pint-sized Pick sisters, Olga and Auguste, as well as stunted celebrities Anna Rockel and Willie Rolle. And they were all singing, all dancing, all vertically challenged.
Men who were women before
Really, it’s hard to believe that these men used to be women before. For example, Balian Buschbaum (born 14 July 1980) – a former German pole vaulter. On November 21, 2007 Buschbaum announced his retirement from the sport due to a persistent injury and the desire to begin gender reassignment. And already in January 2008, Buschbaum announced that his new first name was “Balian”, after the blacksmith in the movie Kingdom of Heaven. Thus, the former German pole vaulter, previously known as Yvonne Buschbaum, underwent a gender reassignment operation in 2008.
Google office with Russian soul
Located right in the center of Moscow, Russian Google office is truly unique place, decorated in the style of Russian folk tales. In addition, in the design of the office – images of characters of favorite childhood cartoons and movies. Besides, the designers added a little humor in their creations. The pictures in this post show how the office looked when opened in 2010, and in 2011 – on Google Developer Day. According to the office workers, Moscow Google is a place where you never feel bored. It’s comfortable, cosy, and well equipped.
In fact, in developing the concept of the office interior took part professionals. Thanks to them, the idea was to create a Google office with a Russian soul. Finally, the choice fell on Russian folk tales and favorite childhood cartoons and films.
So, the entire office, including meeting rooms, represents the style of famous films and cartoons. For example, you can sit on a replica of “12 chairs” in the eponymous negotiating or twist the steering wheel in the “Wrongel”. Amateur ornithologists can count birds in “38 parrots” (Soviet cartoon) room. And if you want to relax, just go for a massage to one of two specially equipped rooms.
Astana Railway Station project
Developed by experts from the German architectural studio LAVA, the Railway Station project has become a real masterpiece of architectural design. Located at the intersection of the main ways in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan railroad, subway and road – futuristic object must become the leading transportation means of the city. In fact, Astana located in the north-central part of Kazakhstan, is the second largest city of the country. Its officially estimated population is more than 708,794 people.
Phan Thi Kim Phuc a girl from iconic photo
In the above photo – Kim, photographed running down the road, screaming from the burns to her skin. Nick Ut, the Associated Press photographer who was there to cover the siege, took the photograph of young Kim. Moved by her pain, he rushed her to a South Vietnamese hospital. Phan Thi Kim Phuc was born and raised in the village of Trang Bang, 30 minutes north of Saigon. During the Vietnam War, the strategic Route 1 that runs through the village became the main supply road between Saigon and Phnom Penh. On June 8, 1972, an American military adviser coordinated the napalm bombing of Kim’s village by the South Vietnamese. Nine-year-old Kim fled from a pagoda, where she and her family had been hiding. Two of her infant cousins did not survive the attack, and Kim was badly burned.