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Frida Kahlo: The Iconic Unibrowed Mexican Artist

As a child, Frida was stricken with polio in her right leg at the age of six. Despite this handicap, she played soccer, boxed, wrestled, and became a champion swimmer. She spoke and wrote English, loved to use foul language in Spanish, loved floor length native Mexican dresses, and similar to Anne Frank, she kept a diary, but written in the last decade of her life.

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Anne Frank: Her Life & Diary (Het Achterhuis)

The youngest child to Otto and Edith Frank, her birth was mistakenly recorded as a boy. Anne Frank entered the world weighing 8 1/2 lbs and 21" long. She was born Annaliese Marie Frank at a women's clinic in Frankfurt, Germany on June 12, 1929. An avid reader and writer, she writes in a diary entry "After the war I'd like to publish a book called Het Achterhuis."

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An Exhaustive Guide to Pearls: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know

Humans have long since been fascinated by pearls, and mollusks have produced them throughout evolutionary history. Romans thought they were frozen tears of the Gods, Greeks attributed them to lightning strikes at sea. They were commonly dedicated to Venus, Goddess of love & beauty. Alexander Severus, born in Africa and not to be confused with Severus Snape from Harry Potter, reportedly hung pearls in the ears of a status of Venus. They're known as the Queen of Gems... but what causes a pearl?

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