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There is so called locked-in syndrome that refers to a physical state when an individual is aware (he has an ability to hear and see) but he due to some reasons loses an ability to move. So people suffering from the syndrome can’t speak even though they are awake and understand absolutely everything. So it means that almost all the voluntarily muscles are paralyzed except eyes. The only possible way to communicate with other people is to blink the eyes which are not paralyzed. And it is still unknown what can cause this condition of human body. Nevertheless they think that there are several possible causes of the disease. Among them are: medication overdose, brain injury, damage of nerves and some others. Unfortunately locked-in syndrome is cure less. Strangely enough but there are two women who managed to recover from this state. They are lucky indeed.

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The name of this director, musician, actor and artist is well known worldwide. Even though he has been criticized recently for his “masterpieces” nevertheless is great man indeed.

He started his career as a painter. It was in the 1970s and 1980s in New York City. I suppose it was the greatest time in America when Andy Warhol, Jean-Micheal Basquiat, Patti Smith, David Bowie and many others were at the peak of their popularity and fame. At the same time Gallo performed as a rap and hip hop musician. By the way for some period of time he was a member of the band GRAY along with mentioned Jean-Micheal Basquiat. For me he is just stone-faced serious artist and director who actually pretends to be serious while being very ironic person in reality. So take it easy and never mind he is so strange guy. He is just kidding you. Really!

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There has always been a great woman behind every great man. For a French painter Salvador Dali that strong woman was Gala, a Russian lady, idolized by Dali. Just remember: all the female characters on his pictures are drawn from Gala. I have never heard any story which could be more romantic and tragic in the same time.

Elena Dyakonova, or Gala, was a mysterious and controversial figure, but she was a great friend and devoted assistant. When they met first, Gala was married. She was 36, Dali was 25, but it was like a lightning stroke for the artist: her appearance coincided with the image of an unknown Russian girl, whom Dali used to see in his dreams quite often. And additionally Salvador invented the ideal look of an elegant woman, which he was always looking for. So that all was in Gala, and he decided that Gala was totally his.

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Guinness Book of World Records is full of astonishing facts about the most exciting facts and events ever occurred. It is certain that this book is already one of the most popular ones in the whole world. However it contains some data that there are much more famous books people worldwide keep at home and refer to them on a regular basis.

It is a common fact that Bible is the most read and widely spread book out there on our planet and its circulation averages in 6 billions items.

The second book any of you may have probably heard of is the collection of quotes by Mao Zedong who had been the most affluent communist revolutionary in China and whose wisdom was unquestionable. There are 900 million books published around the world.

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