Maman - Giant spider sculpture

Maman is a giant spider sculpture by French-born American sculptor Louise Bourgeois. The sculpture, which resembles a female spider, is over 30 feet high, with a sac containing pure white marble eggs. Maman(meaning mother) depicts the protectiveness as well as the fragility of motherhood. It has several casts and is displayed at various places around the World.

High Heel Marathon Event

High heel marathon is an unusual event, which is held in many cities, such as Sydney, Paris, Moscow and Amsterdam. But the citizens of Milan were lucky most of all - not every day the winner of such race gets a couple of delicious, lust luxury open-toe sandals from Manolo Blahnik.

Up to 300 girls took part at this competition who must overcome a distance of 80 m running on high heels. The heels should be a minimum 7 cm height and 1.5 cm in diameter. All these fashion sacrifices make only with the aim to get a pair of sandals from the shoe master Manolo Blanik. The winner in the Milan race was not single, but three which means that these three lucky women became the owner of the most elegant heels in the world.

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Chalmers University of Technology is a Swedish university located in Gothenburg that focuses on research and education in technology, natural science and architecture. One building stands out amongst a sea of innovative design in the heart of their campus that is quite impossible to miss. Inspired by the Italian Renaissance, colorful geometric shapes adorn the outer facade creating a piece of functional art. The interior has ample floor space as the upper levels project over the lower. As a result, the building partially shades itself on sunny days. Eco-conscious to its core, the building by Wingårdh Arkitektontor is truly a modern marvel.

The Man who invented Basketball

James Naismith a Canadian-American sports coach was the inventor of Basketball. He invented the sport of basketball in 1891. He was the one who wrote the original basketball rule book. At Springfield YMCA Naismith was asked to create a new indoor game within 14 days.

The first game of basketball was played in December 1891. And, in the year 1936, Basketball was introduced in the official Olympic sports program when Naismith was 75. He witnessed his creation to be the part of most precious Olympic Games. Naismith was also a National Guard chaplain with the First Kansas Infantry Regiment. He taught his soldiers basketball to control their excess energy.


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