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1 Michelangelo's ceiling in Sistine Chapel has lost only one piece in five centuries. Humanities > Art 07/08/15
2 Who describes the subject; whom describes the object. Humanities > Linguistics 04/23/12
3 4% of Americans are vegetarian/vegan. Humanities 11/09/10
4 Mandarin is the most widely spoken language in the world. Humanities > Linguistics 08/08/09
5 "The Birth of Venus" was painted in the 1480s by Sandro Botticelli. Humanities > Art 06/27/09
6 "The Storm on the Sea of Galilee" was painted by Rembrandt van Rijn in 1633. Humanities > Art 06/25/09
7 "La Gioconda" is another name for Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa". Humanities > Art 06/18/09
8 "The Last Supper" was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci. Humanities > Art 06/17/09
9 Marcel Duchamp entitled a urinal as art and called it "Fountain" in 1917. Humanities > Art 04/05/09
10 The Pietà and the David were sculpted by Michelangelo before he became thirty years of age. Humanities > Art 03/18/09
11 "Pietà", a marble sculpture of Mary holding and grieving over the dead body of Jesus, was completed by Michelangelo in 1499. Humanities > Art 02/24/09
12 Leonardo Da Vinci's drawing showing the proportions of man is called the "Vitruvian Man". Humanities > Art 02/23/09
13 Jean-François Millet painted "The Gleaners" in 1857 in oil on canvas. Humanities > Art 02/22/09
14 "Las Dos Fridas" was painted in 1939 by Frida Kahlo. Humanities > Art 02/21/09
15 In 1930, Grant Wood painted "American Gothic" in oil on beaverboard. Humanities > Art 02/17/09

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