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2015-03-26 12:21:02

LIVONIA, Mich., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

2015-03-26 08:40:44

Children & Their Families Can Participate In One Of 14 Different Easter Experiences April 4 and 5 MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Liquid Church, one of New Jersey's

2015-03-26 08:36:22

Aerie Supports Teenage Entrepreneur Megan Grassell And Her Mission To Empower Preteen Girls With Collaborative Collection NEW YORK, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Intimate apparel

2015-03-26 08:36:15

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A panel of experts will discuss the critical relationship between immigration reform, agriculture and wider economic growth on Tuesday, March 31,

2015-03-26 08:23:37

The first international car rental firm to be established in the country receives the GREAT Green Deal Certification of Sustainable Tourism LONDON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz

2015-03-25 08:35:19

BEIJING, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 24, the new season of the Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week (15/16 autumn and winter series) was officially held in Beijing.

2015-03-25 08:35:13

NEW YORK, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest celebrated its 40(th) anniversary with a fan-fare of festivities in New York City today.

2015-03-24 16:24:24

Street League Skateboarding Brings Pro Open Contest to Barcelona Establishing a Gateway into the League for International Field Then Returns to Major US Markets LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2015

LOLcats 19th century
2015-03-24 13:57:35

You might think that LOLCats, those funny and often grammatically incorrect images of felines doing and saying funny things, is a recent phenomenon, but a 19th century Japanese woodcut currently on display in New York reveals otherwise.


Latest Culture Reference Libraries

Damara Sheep
2014-09-25 08:50:59

The Damara sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated Egypt and Eastern Asia and eventually moved to the areas that are now Angola and Namibia. The breed became isolated in Namibia and southern Angola, where it remained free from the influence of other breeds for many years. It was named after the regions where it is known to have originated, which was once known as Gross Damaraland. The Damara sheep is a fat-tailed breed that can be black, brown, white, or black and white pied in...

Afrikaner Cattle
2014-07-04 09:22:53

The Afrikaner is a hardy breed of cattle native to South Africa. It is also known as Afrikander and in Afrikaans it is known as the Afrikanerbees. It is part of the Sanga type cattle. In 1652, large herds of Sanga cattle were rounded up by the Khoikhoi of the Dutch Cape Colony. The Afrikaner were used by the colonists for meat and milk and Boers used them as draft animals to pull wagons on the Great Trek. They have been bred with other cattle types for their fertility, docility and...

Tolfetano Horse
2014-07-03 13:02:31

The Tolfetano is a breed of horse that originated in the Lazio region of Italy. The development of the breed was believed by some to be from crossing the Mongolian horse with native stock. Others believe it derived from crossing native horses with Barb and Spanish breeds. Originally, the breed was known as Maremmano, but when Thoroughbred blood was introduced, the Tolfetano became a separate breed. There are 15 breeds indigenous to Italy and the Tolfetano is one that is recognized by...

Soviet heavy draft horse
2014-06-25 14:10:37

The Soviet Heavy Draft is a breed of horse originating in Russia in the late 1800s and the modern breed established by the 1940s. The horse was developed by crossbreeding native mares with imported Belgian stallions. By 1936, three breeding centers were established, Pochinkovsk, Mordovian and Gavrilovo-Posad. Other breeding centers branched off of these and in 1952 the Soviet Heavy Draft was officially recognized as a heavy draft breed. The average height of the breed is 60.4 inches and...

Pleven Horse
2014-06-25 13:07:23

The Pleven is a breed of horse officially recognized in 1951. The breed was developed in the Klementina stud - the Georgi Dimitrov Agricultural Center - in Bulgaria. Arabian and Thoroughbred horses were crossbred to form the Pleven. It has mostly Anglo-Arab blood, but Gidran stallions were added into the development of today’s breed. It is bred throughout Bulgaria with efforts to increase its size to become an international sporting horse. The head has a straight profile and the neck is...

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