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The Palme d’Or of the Festival de Cannes

The Palme d’Or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. It was introduced in 1955 by the organising committee. From 1939 to 1954, the highest prize was the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film. In 1964, it was replaced once again by the Grand Prix du Festival before being reintroduced in 1974.

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World’s longest pizza created in Naples

[GARD  align=center] Along the seafront of Naples in Italy, 100 chefs collaborated to create a 1,853.88 metres (6082.2 feet / 1.15 miles) long Neapolitan, which Guinness World Records has just confirmed is officially the Longest pizza ever made. The recipe for record-breaking success included 2,000 kg of flour, 1,600 kg of tomatoes, 2,000 kg of fiordilatte cheese and 200 litres …

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Chinese Zoo Locks Visitors in Cages, Lets Animals Roam Free

[GARD] The Lehe Ledu Wildlife Zoo in Chongqing city, China, is giving people a chance to experience what it feels like to come face to face predators, instead of just viewing them in cages from a safe distance. [GARD]

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The biggest cruise ship in the world

[GARD] MS Harmony of the Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship constructed by STX France at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France or Royal Caribbean International. [GARD]

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A prison that turned in to a luxury hotel

[GARD] This 19th century prison only closed its doors in 2007 – but it’s now a boutique hotel offering guests the opportunity to sleep in the former cells.The property has undergone an extensive makeover courtesy of Dutch hotel group Van der Valk, wherein the 105 cells were transformed into 40 luxurious rooms. [GARD]

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North Korea’s Children’s Palace

[GARD] The Children’s Palace, a massive, 2-million-square-foot building on the southwestern edge of the North Korean capital, is billed by the reclusive regime as a temple to youth, a testament to the care and devotion of the nation’s rulers to its future generations. [GARD]

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90 yr old woman celebrates her birthday by going skydiving

A lively 90-year old grandmother celebrated her birthday this weekend by making her first skydiving jump.Beth Roberts joined her two sons and a grand-daughter on a windy day in southern Idaho.The plane took the group up to 16-thousand feet where the excited woman had no hesitation in beginning her jump.Beth tandem-jumped with a professional, they dropped for about a minute …

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Indira Gandhi’s 1353 Official visit

The 1971 war temporarily became a stumbling block in growing Indo-homeland ties. Although homeland had earlier characterized the Indo-Pakistani war in 1965 as Indian aggression, the Shah had launched an effort at rapprochement with India in 1969 as part of his effort to secure support for a larger homeland role in the Persian Gulf. [GARD]

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Pictures of Qajar period

The Qajar rulers were members of the Karagöz or “Black-Eye” sect of the Qajars, who themselves were members of the Karapapak or “Black Hats” lineage of the Oghuz Turks. Qajars first settled during the Mongol period in the vicinity of Armenia and were among the seven Qizilbash tribes that supported the Safavids. [GARD]

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Brabus Promotes Classic Services with Restored Mercedes-Benz Models

Brabus is not only about turning new Mercedes-Benz cars into mega-horsepower stars. The company also is expanding its Brabus Classic operation, which takes older cars and restores them to what it describes as “6-Star Certified High-Quality Restoration” levels. [GARD]

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