The record, in this case, belongs to a pair of silicon pistols sold at Christie's auction. The pistols made in 1775 by Jacob Walster in Saarbrücken belonged to George Washington, who received them as a token of appreciation from Marquis de Lafayette. In 2002, the Richard Mellon Foundation paid almost two million dollars for them at Christie's auction.
Those with two sets of the gene - one from each parent - are almost twice as likely to say they are satisfied with life, compared to those who lack a copy.
The research reported on by the UK's Press Association found out a strong link between the '5-HTT' gene and happiness by analysing genetic data from more than 2,500 participants.
São Paulo Carnival has already chosen its champions. Vai-Vai samba school was announced as 2011 great winner with the samba theme presentation "A música venceu!" (The music won), which celebrated the life and career of a renowned brazilian maestro, João Carlos Martins.
On friday 11th, Vai-Vai and other seven Carnival winners will present again at Sambadrome in Champion´s Parade.
Brazilian designer Andreia Chavez has made this marvelous pair of invisible shoes "mirror-covered shoes that, by reflecting the ground around them, look like you’re seeing through them to the ground behind."
This shoe is basically a wedge of mirrors, which appear as though they would pinch and slice the sides of your feet like a blade of a shaver.
Love is in the air, but you should book your getaway for Valentine’s Day earlier, because you don’t want to spend the holiday in the local restaurant. The online travel advisor Cheapflights.com helps couples to choose a romantic destination, which meets their requirements.
1. Viceroy Anguilla in the British Antilles – its modern architecture speaks luxury and is gives way only to the surrounding exotic scenery and two white-sand beaches.
Today is difficult to imagine how in the past the trousers were considered as typically male garment, that is not appropriate for women. Modern trends offer wide selection of pants for both men and women’s wardrobe.
The story of trousers begins in Ancient East. After that, this type of clothing is used by some European tribes.
Most fashion students keep their finished design pieces in a wardrobe, but 22-year old Emily Crane has to use a freezer.
Kingston University fashion student created Haute Edible Couture fashion series – new strain of edible “clothing”. The young designer lives by the expression “you are what you eat” and creates intricate designs, all of which are edible. Emily Crane uses gelatin, seaweed and food dyes to form her beautiful garments and accessories.
In this article you will find information about the most important aspects of diamonds: carat, weight, color and clarity. If you are looking for brief information to help you decide which is the best diamond for you or a loved one, you’ve come to the right place.
Diamond (from Greek – adamas - "unbreakable") is a crystallized form of carbon with superlative qualities. It has the highest hardness and thermal conductivity of any bulk material.
Some streets around the world have become the center of world culture. These streets have become a magnet for many people who visit them regularly. Due to the large attendance and interest, these streets are extremely expensive.
Enjoy this list of the most expensive shops in the world