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The story of Austrian satirical writer and journalist- Moritz Gottlieb Saphir

Nowadays, comedy and satire writers are quite popular and are especially liked by those who aren’t the target of their content 😀 But in the 1st half of the 19th century, being a satirical writer was quite a dangerous job. One wrong joke and you can get summoned to a duel or even face imprisonment….

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February 8, 2021

Happy Birthday Hedy Lamarr

She was one of Hollywood’s most beautiful actresses of her time. So beautiful in fact, that people couldn’t believe she was also an inventor who made some groundbreaking discoveries!   The story of Hedy Lamarr is a truly remarkable one. The Austrian actress, who some considered as the most beautiful woman in the world, was…

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November 9, 2020

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