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Peter Lambert, a high school teacher from Germany, set himself the goal: to cut out of wood and paint according to the natural appearance of the figures of all ducks in the world. In Germany there are 18, in the whole world - over 200, and each species has a male and female, usually differing in color, for one duck the master takes up to 15 hours. Now Lambert finished making the figure of all the ducks of the northern hemisphere and goes to the ducks of the southern hemisphere. The exhibition of wooden ducks took place in the Museum of Hunting and Fishing in Munich.

Peter Lambert, a high school teacher from Germany, set himself the goal: to cut out of wood and color according to the natural appearance of the figures of all existing species of ducks in the world

"The King of the spokes" is called the Spaniard Mario di Castro. This best knitter of the world today proved once again that even in such a seemingly purely feminine business a man can reach the top. Numerous exhibitions of his products in Paris and New York brought him fame, his services are used by the largest fashion designers of the world.

Roman Herman Melville "Moby Dick" is considered one of the tops of world literature. However, few know that the first edition (1851) was published in only 50 copies, of which no books were sold.

The largest collection of books about mushrooms is stored in the Dresden library. In the "New Herbalist", published around 1600, there are already signs of edible and poisonous mushrooms. But the first scientific work on mycology is the book by Charles de Lecluse published in Antwerk in 1601 in the Latin language "Rariium Plankarum hystoria" (History of Rare Plants). This book is also available in the Dresden Library.

The very first two photographs reproduced in the printing house were printed in the "illustrated newspaper", published in Leipzig, in the March 15, 1885 issue. Before that, newspapers and magazines were illustrated only with engravings. The principle of raster printing of photographs, which is still in use, was proposed by Georg Maisenbach from Munich.

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