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2018 marked the 10th anniversary of World Culture Pictorial online journal, and we’re ringing in 2019 with a site relaunch with more mobile-friendly and other features for your viewing enjoyment.
The archives from 2008 to 2018 can be found at the original site http://www.worldculturepictorial.com/blog/archive whereas all new entries will be posted here going forward.
A big Thank-You to long-time visitors and new, and a very Happy New Year to all!
Publisher, WcP Blog
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Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako become the Emperor and Empress following the abdication of his father, Emperor Akihito
In 1989, Emperor Akihito pledged to protect the Constitution and fulfill his duties. He also expressed his hopes for national prosperity, global peace and the well-being of humanity.
The move follows a deal Mexico struck with the United States in June, vowing to significantly curb U.S.-bound migration in exchange for averting U.S. tariffs on Mexican exports.
“It is unprecedented in INM’s history – in either form or the number of people – for read more
The Skai hydrogen-powered aircraft produces zero emissions
Eco-friendly aircraft could provide affordable and responsible solutions to “everything from relieving traffic congestion to delivering supplies during natural disasters.”
Photo courtesy inhabitat
It’s common knowledge that there are few things in this world more enjoyable than the sight of a small dachshund balancing random household objects on its adorable little head – Harlso the Balancing Hound, with his slightly baffled expression and penchant for balancing even the most unexpected of objects (occasionally while in costume)…
Photo courtesy pawculture.com
A Utah woman who needed her tire changed got a little help from a homeless man, who saw her in the parking lot and noticed she needed a hand.
“I’m old school. I believe in the Golden Rule,” Charles Logan, 56, told InsideEdition.com. “If a little lady needs her tire fixed, you go down there read more
A Viking bridge that took three years to build in Denmark is finally done.
The bridge, which is now considered to be the world’s longest Viking bridge, was built using the tools and methods that Vikings would have used. More than 1,000 people, including craftspeople and children, helped build the bridge throughout read more
Clarence Smoyer received the surprise — and the award — of a lifetime, when the Army bestowed on him the Bronze Star for his heroism as a tank gunner during World War II.
Flanked by a Sherman tank parked on the National Mall just behind the World War II Memorial, Mr. Smoyer and relatives of three of his late crew members read more
Some fifty years before the Mayflower left port, a band of French colonists came to the New World.
Like the later English Pilgrims, these Protestants were victims of religious wars, raging across France and much of Europe. And like those later Pilgrims, they too wanted religious freedom and the chance for a new life. But they also wanted to read more
Britain’s first plastic-free nursery has been unveiled, as artificial toys are swapped with wooden alternatives and food with unrecyclable packaging is banned.
New World Nursery in Washington, Tyne and Wear, has spent two years and £400 making its rooms eco-friendly to help stimulate children’s read more
Next year, French company Agripolis is opening a 150,000-square-foot urban farm in Paris, where, according to The Guardian, it will grow more than 2,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables every day during high season. The farm is located in the 15th arrondissement, where it will occupy the rooftop of a sprawling entertainment complex that’s currently read more
Brazil has banned most legal fires used to clear land for 60 days in a bid to stop the spread of burning which has destroyed parts of the Amazon rain forest. The ban coincides with the dry season in Brazil, which is when most fires are usually set.
There has been more than an 80 per cent increase in the number of fires read more
Endless federal red ink may doom Social Security recipients
According to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the average federal deficit is now expected to hit an eye-popping $1.2 trillion per year between 2020 and 2029—a total of $12.2 trillion over that period.
The new deficit figures read more
He’s over the moon! British photographer spends two years getting the perfect shot on 1,000ft hill
The magical picture shows a few walkers standing on the top of the 1000 ft Teesside hill as the moon lights up their silhouettes.
Astrophotographer Andrew Dawson, 44, snapped read more