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What is the philosopher’s stone?

May 3, 2017 | Author: | Posted in General Knowledge

A person looking for a short-cut to riches is said to be searching for the philosopher’s stone. In Poor Richard’s Almanac Benjamin Franklin said: “If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone.” The ancient alchemists believed that somewhere in nature there existed a substance that would transmute all …

Was Cleopatra a blonde or brunette?

April 9, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Celebrities

There is just as much reason for supposing that Cleopatra was a blonde as there is for supposing that she was a brunette. According to the popuĀ­lar conception, she was a decided brunette, with dark skin, dark eyes and dark hair, and she is frequently referred to as the “dark queen of Egypt.” But historical …