Tag Archives: Sweden

1914: Silent Evening

Anna Boberg: Silent Evening – Scene from Lofoten (1910-1914)

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1753: The Wolf Peach

In 1753, Linnaeus gave the tomato its Latin species name lycopersicum, which means “wolf peach.” Image: Luis Meléndez: Still Life with Tomatoes, a Bowl of Aubergines and Onions (c. 1771-1774)

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2013: Your Flying Cars Are Here

Jacob Munkhammar: Flying Citroen Visas (2013) See more here.

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1653: She Cursed and Swore like a Musketeer

Christina, the Queen of Sweden from 1632 to 1654, famously rejected traditional gender roles, often wearing men’s clothing and excelling at traditionally masculine pursuits. She was also one of the most educated women of the Renaissance, had a mischievous sense … Continue reading

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