Joe Hummel III

Leshan Giant Buddha

The Leshan Giant Buddha is a 233 foottall stone statue, built during the Tang Dynasty. It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of Sichuan province in China. It is the tallest ‘pre-modern’ statue in the world. Construction was …

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Glorification of the Eucharist by Salimbeni

Glorification of the Eucharist (Disputa of the Eucharist) by Ventura di Archangelo Salimbeni was painted in 1600. It is located at a church, San Lorenzo in San Pietro in Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy. The Celestial sphere of the Disputa looks amazingly like a Sputnik satellite (below).  

International World Thinking Day February 22

International World Thinking Day is celebrated every year by both The Girl Scouts and The Girl Guides.  It is also celebrated by some boy organizations. The point of International World Thinking Day is for Girl Scouts/Guides to think about their sister and brothers around the world.  In recent years the holiday has been themed. There …

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