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How to spot a fake Panerai (With Pictures)

How to spot a fake Panerai (With Pictures)

Did you know Panerai has a patent for filed in France on 23 March 1916 on the luminosity to the dials of sighting instruments and devices using Radiomir, a radium-based powder? How to spot a fake Panerai? There are some counterfeit Panerai watches on the market, and there are some points to spot a fake Panerai watch and how to tell if your Panerai watch is real The cheapest fakes are the ones that use the incorrect Panerai logo and numbers on the dial. If the numbers are in the wrong place, the watch is most likely a fake. The...

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Why Italic is called italic?

Why Italic is called italic?

Did you know the name italic arose from a history of plagiarism as the inventor did not sell his new fonts to competitors? It got nothing to do with the Tower of Pisa too. First use of italic (see text within the book). Source: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/728043 The term "italic" comes from the Latin word "Itala", which means "to turn".  The history of italic usage started in 1500:- Italic was briefly used in the frontispiece of a 1500 edition of Catherine of Siena when Aldus Manutius wrote to his friend Scipio. It was difficult to notice if you are not looking into...

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Life As A Gladiator in Ancient Rome

Life As A Gladiator in Ancient Rome

How is life as a gladiator? Life is great and tough like an athlete, except for the death rate of around 20% in the arena. Only one gladiator, who survived an extraordinary 150 bouts, survived more than 10 death fights that most gladiators do. Unlike some beliefs, not all gladiators are slaves or criminals. There are people who became a gladiator by choice and trained hard or criminal and slaves who are forced to train and fight. What type of people become a gladiator In ancient Rome, highly trained gladiators faced each other in the Colosseum and fought to the...

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Italians Talking With Their Hands

Italians Talking With Their Hands

It was estimated that there are more than 250 specific hand gestures used by Italians. Why do Italians talk with their hands? The culture started in the 14th century from the Greek colonization of southern Italy and spread to the rest of Italy with the introduction of France, Spain, and Austria culture during the period. Italians are also artistic in nature and gestures can express their emotions better. The main researcher on Italian gestures is professor Isabella Poggi, of the Psychology Department at the Università Roma Tre with multiple research and articles on gestures Symbolic gestures: The case of the Italian gestionary From...

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Learning from Roman Empire and Romans

Learning from Roman Empire and Romans

Rome's great rise and fall were good learning points for many historians. What can we learn from Roman civilization? Rome's early success came from assimilating its conquered enemies to grow its taxable citizens. Rome's fall came from a chaotic and corrupted public institution, with social and economic inequalities that citizens lost faith in the system due to greedy tyrants and leaders. Rome didn't have to fail; it failed because Romans foolishly believed Rome would last forever. What could they have done differently, and when could they have done it? What can we learn from the Fall of Rome Edward Watts,...

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