An unassuming man in a T-shirt and baseball cap stood playing a $4 million violin near the Washington DC subway station entrance. For 43 minutes, he played beautifully on his nearly 300-year-old instrument. This is no surprise since Joshua Bell is one of the world’s most talented violinists. He is used to standing-room-only audiences and adoring fans asking for his autograph.
$120,000 Banana Eaten Off The Wall
When presented with abstract art, those who dispute its value often say, “I could do that!” Jackson Pollock, one of the more famous abstract artists, used a technique of splashing paint on a canvas in a way that looks random. But his work is not as simple as it may seem. His non-traditional style conveyed energy and emotion rather than literal reality.
The Real-Life Beauty And The Beast
Beauty and the Beast is a timeless story. It’s a classic example of how we should never judge a book by its cover. This fairytale also has its roots in real-life. Petrus Gonsalvus was born in the Canary Islands in 1537. He entered the world with a condition called hypertrichosis. Also known as werewolf syndrome, hypertrichosis is extremely rare. Petrus was the first recorded case in history. Since then, fewer than 100 people have been born with the condition, which is identified by an excess of facial and body hair.
Idiom: Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder
‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.’ Is this idiom wrong?
In the African nation of Mauritania, big is beautiful. Some women even visit “fat farms” where they gorge on large quantities of high calorie foods, hoping to return home a bit rounder. Meanwhile, weight-loss camps are gaining popularity in many western nations.
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and nobody knows this better than Lizzie Velásquez. Born prematurely in 1989, Lizzie suffers from a extremely rare medical condition that only two other people in the world have.