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"Why Rembrandt's 'The Night Watch' Is Still a Mystery" by Fisun Güner on bbc.com "The Night Watch" (1642, formally known as "Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq") by Rembrandt (officially known as Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn):
"Dutch Men Confirmed as World's Tallest" by Jonathan Amos on bbc.com The source article, which is much more scholarly in nature: "A Century of Trends in Adult Human Height" on elifesciences.org
It's the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, right? No, it's the Dutch Stichking Ingka Foundation, founded by Ingvar Kamprad, he of the IKEA fortune. Does anyone know what this foundation does for architecture? With this kind of money, an enormous amount of good can be done, but there can also be petty power struggles (which really aren't so petty), and evil people that can get involved. One can only hope that it's been set up to run correctly, and that the board of directors puts the concept of charity before self.