One usually believes that the term “classical music” refers to art music originating from the Renaissance period. However, this label is incorrect as this genre of music encompasses music spanning several epochs (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern ….). Thus, Mozart belongs to the Classical era as Jean-Sébastien Bach is of the Baroque period.
In 1564, the Church retouched "the Last Judgement" painted by Michelangelo on the wall of the Sistine Chapel a few years earlier, to cover the nudes that caused a scandal. The Church spoke to Daniele Volterra, so that he covered the genitals of the characters. These additions are still in place today. These alterations earned Volterra the nickname "Il Braghettone" ("the breeches maker").
The koala is an animal that does not drink water, except in times of great heat. It feeds exclusively on foliage of more than twenty species of eucalyptus. The leaves provide ample water for the animal to survive. Moreover, in the aboriginal language "Koala" means "does not drink".
Manga is the Japanese version of the comic strips. The Japanese artist Hokusai coined the term Manga to describe comic characters. The literal translation of the word Manga is "ridiculous picture". Even though he was a cartoonist, he was deeply influenced by the impressionist movement and in particular Van Gogh and Monet.
The video game market is exploding, and the bestsellers rival movie box office receipts. Profits of the game Call Of Duty Black Ops, released in November of 2010, surpassed a million dollars in less than six weeks. If it had been a movie, it would find itself in the top 5 earners of all-time. Only the movie Avatar has generated as much money in the same time span.
If an active Google employee dies, the company will continue to pay, his or her spouse, 50% of their salary for the next ten years. Additionally, if the employee has children, the firm will pay each child a monthly stipend of 1,000 dollars till the age of 19. If a child is a full-time student, the stipend will continue to the age of 23. There are 34,000 employees who currently have this benefit.