# Arts and culture
Biden Administration Launches Initiatives to Support Arts and Culture in Wake of Pandemic
Washington D.C. - After a delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, President Joe Biden presented the National Medal of Arts to Bruce Springsteen, Mindy Kaling, and Gladys Knight during a ceremony at the White House. The ceremony marked the first time the National Medal of Arts has been awarded since 2016, and the first time under the Biden administration.
Discover Dahlonega: The Hidden Gem of North Georgia Mountains
Southern Living recently named Dahlonega in North Georgia Mountains as "Best Small Town," for its quirky character and welcoming community that draws visitors from everywhere. This hidden gem boasts historic buildings, small businesses, an exciting arts scene and exceptional wineries and vineyards - making it worth exploring for all its charm.
Beyond Fashion: Ancient Maya Installed Gemstones in Teeth for a Greater Purpose
ANCIENT MAYA INSTALLED GEMSTONESPhoto byHistoricMystery. The ancient Maya civilization, which flourished in present-day Central America from about 2000 BC to the 16th century AD, is known for its remarkable achievements in architecture, art, astronomy, and mathematics. However, one of their lesser-known but equally fascinating practices was the installation of gemstones in their teeth. While it may seem like a purely cosmetic choice, recent research suggests that there was a much greater purpose behind this ancient dental decoration.
The automatic sink faucet is racist? A black woman claims it doesn't work for her unless she uses a white paper towel
According to an article in the Daily Dot, a woman has been going viral on TikTok for a weird reason. She has been claiming that the automatic sink faucet at her workplace does not work for her hands unless she places a white paper towel under the faucet.
A man refurbishing an old couch finds a hidden letter written by a schoolgirl in 1969 accurately predicting the future
The UK's Daily Mirror reports that a letter from 1969 written by an 11-year-old schoolgirl accurately predicted the future. The letter was discovered by a man who was refurbishing an old couch for a client. It was found down the back of the couch.
A man wearing a $5 ring distracts an Antiques Roadshow expert who ends up revealing its true value
An Antiques Roadshow expert became distracted by a ring that a man was wearing on the show even though he had not brought in the ring for valuation. The show which took place in Portsmouth, UK, involved expert Joanna Hardy analyzing a man's antique jewelry that had been given to him by his late father.
A restaurant unlike any other where a robot will prepare your meals from scratch but do the customers like the taste?
A restaurant in Croatia believes that they are the world's only restaurants where a robot is the chef. Bots&Pots is the name of the restaurant and it offers 70 different one-pot meals cooked by a robotic chef.
The Guinness World Records gives a strange response to the man who claimed he found the biggest M&M in the world
M&M's are a popular type of candy that was first introduced in the United States in 1941. They are small, round chocolate candies coated in colorful candy shells. The name "M&M" stands for "Mars & Murrie's," which refers to the founders of the candy, Forrest Mars Sr. and R. Bruce Murrie.
The Great White Shark Found at an Abandoned Wildlife Park
In a video posted a YouTube video in November 2018, urban explorer Luke McPherson entered an abandoned Australian Wildlife and come upon a shark tank. Millions of people watched the YouTube video, which led to an increase in trespassing on the property to see the shark and vandals who vandalized the tank and its surrounds.
A lawyer who posed with Tom Brady in Vegas is accused of a $10 million spending spree using company funds
A lawyer, Sara Jacqueline King, is being sued for scamming a company and spending more than $10 million of company funds on a Vegas spending spree. King is reported to have gone on a gambling and partying binge in Las Vegas over a period of six months.
A man became a millionaire overnight after spending $45 on old photo negatives at a garage sale
In 2000, Rick Norsigian was working as a painter in Fresno, California when he purchased a box of glass plates of old photo negatives. Rick was also an art collector and he had a notion that the old photo negatives were images taken by Ansel Adams.
FMoPA Partners with TPA for 2023 International Photography Competition
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is calling for entries for the 2023 International Photography Competition. This competition is a showcase of the best in photography from around the world. It’s open to all photographers, regardless of experience or location.
A toddler's toybox trinket purchased for just $30 is discovered to be a precious brooch once worn by Russian royalty
In 2011, a British woman Thea Jourdan bought a sparkly brooch at a thrift store in the UK for around $30. Thea assumed that the brooch was a piece of costume jewelry and that the diamonds surrounding the large orange gemstone in the center were fake.
Free Community Valentine's Event Today To Introduce Clayton Town Center Businesses (Rosé Included)
Nails Naturally By Lisa and JOR Fine Art Gallery are throwing a free Valentine’s “Sip and See” event today, Thursday February 9th, at 4PM. They are both located in Clayton Town Center on Oak Street in the same building as Subway. There will be chocolates and rosé, which is enough of a reason to go enjoy yourself, but there will also be local art, products, and services.
A man stumbled across an abandoned mansion and was shocked to discover what its previous owner left behind in the closet
An abandoned $10.5 million mansion that was once owned by a medical doctor is revealed to have been left behind with a treasure trove of luxury goods. A vlogger, Jeremy Abbott, who is also an urban explorer vlogs his discovery of an abandoned mansion somewhere in the northeastern US.
Clayton Author Chloe Laube Weaves Love, Death, And The Pursuit of Happiness Into Her Writing
Clayton is a wonderful small town, emphasizing community. At times, it can even amplify the drive to create community while forgetting other cultural aspects, such as the arts. Author Chloe Laube fills in those gaps while setting many of her stories in Clayton, her home. The artistry in her concise and punchy fiction is apparent from the first page of any novel of hers you pick up, casting Clayton as a city where creativity thrives.
A teen with fake cancer scammed people for $37,000 but then viewers noticed red flags in her cancer selfies
An article in the New York Post describes how a TikTok scammer could have gotten away with it if it hadn't been for the sharp eyes of some of her viewers. Madison Russo, aged 19, was charged with scamming hundreds of donors out of more than $37,000.
A Christian charity received a strange donation: 12,000-year-old mammoth bones
The Mastodon is an extinct species of large, elephant-like mammals that lived during the Pleistocene epoch. Mastodons had long, curved tusks and a shaggy coat of hair, and were well-adapted for life in forests and swamps. They lived in North America, Europe, and Asia and became extinct about 10,000 years ago, likely due to overhunting by early human populations and changes in climate.
A man bought a hoarder's house with all the contents in it for $10,000 but what he found inside was worth 40 times more
An antique shop owner made quite an investment when he snatched up a home belonging to a hoarder for just $10,000. He would also get to own all the contents inside the house. Alex Archbold, an antique dealer from Canada purchased a house that belonged to a late piano teacher, Bette- Jean Rac who passed away in December 2020.