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Photo Of The Day: Powerful Letter From LEGO To Parents In The 1970s

Lego Letter From The 1970s

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The letter reads:

To Parents.
The urge to create is equally strong in all children. Boys and girls.
It’s imagination that counts. Not skill. You build whatever comes into your head, the way you want it. A bed or a truck. A dolls house or a spaceship.
A lot of boys like dolls houses. They’re more human than spaceships. A lot of girls prefer spaceships. They’re more exciting than dolls houses.
The most important thing is to put the right material in their hands and let them create whatever appeals to them.

In the 1970s, LEGO began to market gender-neutral toys that encouraged creativity and the desire to create and build among all children. This short but eloquent note was included with a series of Lego dollhouses in 1974 and addressed to parents, emphasizing the importance of this message as well as parents’ crucial role in nourishing their children’s development.

Although LEGO has recently been scrutinized for manufacturing a line of toys specifically geared towards young girls, the company once expressed a progressive outlook on gender equality and bridging the gap between girls and boys.

Coral Castle: Everlasting Love And Mystery In Southern Florida

In general, stony coral’s razor sharp edges don’t make for prime construction material. And yet in southern Florida thousands of tons of it were used exactly for that purpose – building a castle – leaving people scratching their heads as to just how that could happen.

The construction of Coral Castle remains one of Florida’s greatest unsolved mysteries. While theories abound regarding its creation, many find it hard to explain how a 100-pound man who stood just a hair over five feet tall was able to move, carve and manipulate more than 1,100 tons of coral. Had he mastered the skills of the pyramid builders like he claimed? Or was there black magic involved, as others wondered?

In the early 1900s, Latvia native Ed Leedskalnin was set to marry the love of his life, Agnes Skuvst, who was just 16 at the time — ten years younger than her husband-to-be. But Skuvst called off the wedding the day before the festivities, forcing Leedskalnin to move to the United States alone. Skuvst remained in Latvia, and Leedskalnin spent the rest of his life building a monument to their love.

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53 Years After Her Death, Here’s What You Didn’t Know About Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Facts

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More than 50 years have passed since Marilyn Monroe died from a barbiturate overdose on August 5, 1962. During her life, Monroe was an icon in every sense of the term; after her death, the world learned more about her dark, internal struggle to be accepted and loved by all.

While Marilyn Monroe quotes often float around Facebook and Twitter, they rarely paint an accurate portrait of the larger-than-life actress. Monroe was complex, deeply private, and frequently struggled with depression. These Marilyn Monroe facts will likely change your perception on one of the most iconic women in history.

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Despite living before the age of social media, Marilyn Monroe seemed to be photographed, well, everywhere. Check out this collection of rare photos documenting her life:

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Cal Redback Will Blow Your Mind With These Eerie, Altered Photos


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There’s something disturbing about Cal Redback’s latest digital renderings. In an image from his Treebeard series, a brownish-green bush grows from the shadows on a man’s face, obscuring any defining characteristics. In another image, Herbraiser, thorns pucker from a woman’s skin like acupuncture gone so totally wrong. And yet these digitally-altered bodies are undeniably beautiful in some raw, peculiar way.

Herbraiser Photo

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Cal Redback Digital Artists Treebeard

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