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The Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo Da Vinci’s apprentice

The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci is the most recognized painting in the world. But since it is so old, a lot of colors faded away, and it has a faded and wrinkled appearance. Don't get me wrong, the burden of the years are part of the reasons why this piece of art is so praised by art critics and art novices. But what if you could learn how the painting looked like when it was painted by Leonardo? Well, you can now have an accurate...

Prosthetic Hand from Victorian Era

When I first saw these pictures, I thought they were just snapshots from another steampunk project made by a Terminator fan. After further research I found out that this prosthetic hand is actual real, and can be found in London Science Museum's collection. The metallic arm was created in the Victorian age, and was probably used to replace the amputated hands of the war heroes. It is made from steel and brass and has many ways of articulating...