Mona Lisa takes no lumps in tea tossing

PARIS, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A Russian woman was held in Paris Tuesday after tossing tea at Leonardo da Vinci's painting, the Mona Lisa, officials said.

Woman recreates art with veggies

BEIJING, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A Chinese artist said her vegetable recreations of famous paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and others have sold for up to $2,000.

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Woman has Mona Lisa mowed into her lawn

LONDON, July 24 (UPI) -- A British art-lover said she hired a 3D art expert to create an all-grass reproduction of the Mona Lisa on her home's lawn.

Cruise ship aground; passengers evacuated

RIGA, Latvia, May 5 (UPI) -- Rescue workers have begun evacuating the more than 600 German passengers from a cruise ship stranded in the Baltic Sea, officials said.

Commentary: Wilderness of mirrors

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- "Every lie contains a truth and every truth contains a lie" is a safe rule of thumb when Shakespeare's powers of observation are applied to the Middle East. With each shake of the kaleidoscope, the configuration of the key players becomes a wilderness of mirrors.

Scholar identifies Mona Lisa model

HEIDELBERG , Germany, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A German academic said he has proof the inspiration for Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" was Lisa Gherardini, the wife of a wealthy Florentine merchant.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007.
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New technology offers Mona Lisa info

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- New technology has revealed details about one of the world's most famous paintings, the Mona Lisa by Italian master Leonardo da Vinci.

SS Norway to be scrapped in India

NEW DELHI, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The Indian Supreme Court ruled that the scrapping of the cruise ship SS Norway, thought to contain hazardous materials, can proceed.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007.
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Eiffel Tower, Stonehenge disappointing

LONDON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A survey of British tourists finds that the Eiffel Tower in Paris is a major disappointment.

Doctor: 'Mona Lisa' model had fatty blood

LEUVEN, Belgium, July 25 (UPI) -- The subject of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" suffered from a metabolic condition that made her blood fatty, a Belgian blood expert said.

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'Wonderland' mural a nightmare for owner

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 20 (UPI) -- The decision by a smoking supply store owner to place an "Alice in Wonderland" mural on the side of his Colorado business has become a living nightmare.

Marisa Tomei to star in CBS comedy pilot

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Actress Marisa Tomei, who won an Oscar as the wisecracking Mona Lisa Vito in "My Cousin Vinny," has signed with CBS to headline a comedy pilot. In "The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud," Tomei will play the title character, a very smart, opinionated auth

Oscar-winning composer Ray Evans dies, 92

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Ray Evans, who collaborated with Jay Livingston on three Oscar-winning songs, has died of an apparent heart attack in Los Angeles at 92.

'Mona Lisa' model's burial site found

FLORENCE, Italy, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The burial site for Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa has been found in a former convent in Florence.

Airborne Toxic Event tops MySpace list

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- After listening to more than 1,700 amateur bands with online postings on MySpace, Rolling Stone magazine has named Airborne Toxic Event as the top entry.

Roberts signs onto 'Happiness' adaptation

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Actress Julia Roberts has joined the Hollywood adaptation of Lolly Winston's novel "Happiness Sold Separately" as its producer and possible star.

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006.
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British artist Banksy big at auction

LONDON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- British graffiti artist Banksy's set of pictures of Kate Moss brought in over five times their estimate at Sotheby's auction of modern art in London.

Experts reveal Mona Lisa was recent mother

OTTAWA, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A group of Canadian and French scientists say that the famed subject of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" had recently given birth to a son.

Mona Lisa copy gives insight on original

LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Scholars say a copy of the enigmatic Mona Lisa, scheduled to go on display at London's Dulwich Picture Gallery, may show what the original once looked like.

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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2006 with 131 to follow.
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