China's 17th-century Tianqi Emperor suffered from a learning disΠ°bility, and was illiterΠ°te. However, he was an outstanding carpenter and craftsman, spending vast amounts of time on woodworking, and he instructed his servΠ°nts to sell his creations undercΠΎver, to see how much they were worth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tia…
A pair of hand-made bonsai scissors made by a Japanese craftsman can cost up to $35,000 highsnobiety.com/p/sasuke…
The term masterpiece was not used to describe an artist's greatest work, but was used by guilds to describe the piece submitted to them by artists and craftsman to attain the rank of Master. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
A "Masterpiece" isn't necessarily an artists best ever work. It has it's origin in a master craftsman's show piece for acceptance into a guild, later adopted by apprentice artists as their show piece for their Masters Degree, allowing them to study further - and get better at their craft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
In 2013 Craftsman Dave Evans spent weeks making a hand-cut puzzle using photographs of the Queen's diamond jubilee, but just a day after adding the final piece it collapsed on the floor of his workshop - 7 days before presenting it to the Queen theguardian.com/uk/video/…
Today I learned of a craftsman who presented Emperor Tiberius with a piece of allegedly unbreakable glass. Tiberius asked the craftsman, β€œDoes anyone else know how to blow glass like this?” No, the craftsman replied. Without warning, Tiberius had the man beheaded. theatlantic.com/technolog…
Tsar Peter the Great of Russia learned shipbuilding at a dock in Amsterdam after disguising himself as a common craftsman and worked on constructing the ships himself. mainlesson.com/display.ph…
There is a legend that flexible glass was invented around 20AD, when a craftsman presented Tiberius Caesar a bowl of this glass, whereupon he threw it to the ground and it did not shatter. Fearing the implications of such a material, the Caesar had the man beheaded, the formula now lost forever. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fle…
The word "upholstery" comes from a Middle English word "upholder" which referred to a craftsman who made and repaired furniture. It is not related to the word "holster." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uph…
In the birth myth of the Minotaur, Poseidon made Pasiphae fall deeply in love with a bull, as a punishment for her husband, King Minos. After her request, the master craftsman Daedalus (father of Icarus) made her a hollow wooden cow, so she could climb inside of it and mate with the animal. ancient.eu/Minotaur/
DeWalt, Porter-Cable, Craftsman, Cribmaster, Proto, Mac Tools, BlackHawk, Bostitch, and SidChrome are all owned by Stanley Black & Decker stanleyblackanddecker.com…
"Tulip mania" refers to a period in the 1630's where the Dutch east India company and other merchants could sell a single tulip bulb for 10x the ANNUAL wage of a skilled craftsman! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tul…
Joseph Stalin's absentee father, met his ex wife by chance and said, "Stop or I'll kill you! He [Stalin] wants to turn the whole world upside down. If you hadn't taken him to school he'd be a craftsman, now he's in prison. I'll kill such a son with my own hands, he's disgraced me." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bes…
There is a legend that flexible glass was invented around 20AD, when a craftsman presented Tiberius Caesar a bowl of this glass, whereupon he threw it to the ground and it did not shatter. Fearing the implications of such a material, the Caesar had the man beheaded, the formula now lost forever. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fle…
, originally, the term 'masterpiece' referred to a piece of work produced by an apprentice or journeyman aspiring to become a master craftsman in the old European guild system. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
When Tony Hawk's father Frank Hawk died, Tony spread his dad's cremated remains throughout the aisles of a Home Depot, because his father, a craftsman and ramp-building pioneer, spent so much time there when he was alive articles.latimes.com/1997…
Craftsman makes a bottle opener with the same warranty it provides for wrenches craftsman.com/craftsman-c…
Today I learned of tulip mania, a bubble in the price of tulip bulbs in 17th century Netherlands. At its peak a single tulip was selling at about 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tul…
1637 witnessed one of the first economic bubbles; the price of tulip bulbs skyrocketed in the Netherlands to 10x the annual income of a skilled craftsman, until February 1637 when the price collapsed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tul…
One of the earliest recorded economic bubbles in the world burst in Holland due to speculative trading of tulips! It is now referred to as "Tulip Mania" and at its peak a single tulip bulb was worth about ten times a craftsman’s annual income! thebubblebubble.com/tulip…
In the 17th-century Netherlands tulip bulb prices went through a massive price bubble before collapsing. Some single tulip bulbs sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tul…
All Craftsman hand tools have a lifetime warranty, and can be exchanged for a new one at your local retail store, for free, even without proof of purchase craftsman.com/cswarranty/…
The Dutch went through a craze over Tulips in the 1600s. A contract for a single tulip (not a tulip itself) was worth 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tul…
The first economic bubble was the Tulip Mania of 1637. A single bulb sold for 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman. investopedia.com/features…
The first speculative (economic) bubble was the Dutch Tulip Mania in 1637 where tulip bulbs were trading for as much as 10 times the salary of a skilled craftsman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tul…
The word "Playwright" is spelled as such because "wright" is an archaic term for a craftsman or builder. The fact that it is a homophone for "playwrite" is completely coincidental en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…

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