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BBC: Napoleon Bonaparte painting by David identified
A painting of Napoleon Bonaparte by Jacques-Louis David has been identified in New York by a University of Reading researcher.

Does anyone else think Emperor Napoleon bore an uncanny resemblance to the suspiciously French-sounding James Bond villain Le Chiffre, as portrayed by Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen in the movie Casino Royale?

Le Chiffre

Le Chiffre.



This one has conspiracy written all over it.

Jorn Utzon

BBC: Sydney Opera House architect dies

The Danish architect of the iconic Sydney Opera House, Jorn Utzon, has died at the age of 90, after suffering a heart attack.

Mr Utzon, an award-winning architect, put "Denmark on the world map with his great talent," said Danish Culture Minister Carina Christensen.

Erm… Not wishing to be pedantic, but wasn't Denmark already on the world map?

I visited the Sydney Opera House in November 2000. It's very impressive from a distance, but, close up, it's a bunch of cheap-looking tiles. There's perspective for you.

The nearby bridge is, however, utterly magnificent.