Van Eyck’s “Ghent Altarpiece,” for one

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Van Eyck’s “Ghent Altarpiece,” for one :

PANEL PAINTING

The Ghent Altarpiece is a large panel painting that was originally installed in 1432 in what was then the parochial church of John the Baptist in the Flemish city of Ghent. The painting changed hands over the centuries and was one of many works of art that was plundered by the Nazis during WWII, with this piece being recovered from a salt mine by the Americans and returned to Belgium.

Auction site

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Auction site :

EBAY

eBay was founded in 1995 as AuctionWeb as part of a computer programmer’s personal website. One of the first items purchased was a broken laser pointer, for $14.83. The buyer collected broken laser pointers …

Pyramid, to Tut

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Pyramid, to Tut :

TOMB

King Tut is a name commonly used for the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen. Tutankhamen may not have been the most significant of the pharaohs historically, but he is the most famous today largely because of the discovery of his nearly intact tomb in 1922 by Howard Carter. Prior to this find, any Egyptian tombs uncovered by archaeologists had been ravaged by grave robbers. Tutankhamen’s magnificent burial mask is one of the most recognizable of all Egyptian artifacts.

2002 Winter Games host, initially

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2002 Winter Games host, initially :

SLC

The last Olympic Games held in the US was in Salt Lake City in 2002, a winter games. That made Utah the fifth US state to host the Olympics.

The list of US-hosted Olympic Games is:

– Los Angeles, California (Summer 1932 & 1984)
– Squaw Valley, California (Winter 1960)
– Atlanta, Georgia (Summer 1996)
– Saint Louis, Missouri (Summer 1904)
– Lake Placid, New York (Winter 1932 & 1980)
– Salt Lake City, Utah (Winter 2002)

Disco ___

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Disco ___ :

ERA

Discotheques first appeared during WWII in Occupied France. American-style music (like jazz and jitterbug dances) was banned by the Nazis, so French natives met in underground clubs that they called discotheques where records were often played on just a single turntable. After the war, these clubs came out into the open. One famous Paris discotheque was called “Whiskey a Gogo”. In that Paris disco, non-stop music was played using two turntables next to a dance-floor, and this concept spread around the world.

County near Limerick

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County near Limerick :

CLARE

One of my favorite counties in Ireland is Clare, home of the Burren, a beautiful and desolate landscape, as well as the world-famous Cliffs of Moher that greet the Atlantic Ocean.

Politico Hatch

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Politico Hatch :

ORRIN

Orrin Hatch is a Republican Senator from Utah. He’s also quite the musician, and plays the piano, violin and organ. He has composed various compositions, including a song called “Heal Our Land” that was played at the 2005 inauguration of President George W. Bush.

Mugs

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Mugs :

FACES

The verb “mug” means to make an exaggerated facial expression. The term comes from mugs used to drink beer (called Toby mugs) that are the made in the shape of heads with grotesque expressions.

Short story award

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Short story award :

O HENRY

O. Henry was the pen name of writer William Sydney Porter from Greensboro, North Carolina. O. Henry is famous for his witty short stories that have a clever twist in the tail.

Title sneaker brand in a Run-D.M.C. hit

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Title sneaker brand in a Run-D.M.C. hit :

ADIDAS

The brand name Adidas dates back to when Adolf “Adi” Dassler started making his own sports shoes in his mother’s laundry room in Bavaria after returning from WWI. With his brother, Adi founded Dassler shoes. The companies big break came in 1936 at the Berlin Olympics, when Adi persuaded American sprinter Jesse Owens to use his shoes, and with the success of Jesse Owens came success for the fledgling shoe company. After WWII the brothers split, acrimoniously. Adi’s brother, Ru-dolf Da-ssler, formed “Ruda” shoes (later to become Puma), and Adi Das-sler formed “Adidas”.

Run-D.M.C. was a hip hop group from Queens, New York. The trio took its name from two of the group’s members: Joseph “Run” Simmons and Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels.