n July 1869 Van Gogh's uncle obtained a position for him at an art dealers in The Hague.After completing his training in 1873, he was transferred to the London branch at Southampton Street, and took lodgings at 87 Hackford Road, Stockwell
Taiga, also called the Boreal Forests is considered to be the world’s largest land biome consisting of coniferous forests. The Taiga forest consists of almost one-third of all the trees in the world. This forest has the biggest impact on the carbon dioxide levels and is locate just below the tundra line and receives sunlight only for a month in a year thus it takes almost more than 50 years for the seeds to grow into just a sapling’s size. It forms 29 percent of the world’s forest cover. The soil in the Taiga forest is poor in nutrients and acidic. These forests are dominated by larch, spruce, fir and pine trees mostly along with some broadleaf trees like birch, willow, aspen, etc. These are also home for a large range of animals including Alaska Blackfish, moose, reindeer, Canada lynx, Siberian tiger, etc.
Prior to the middle of the 20th century scientists believed the Earth’s continents were stable and did not move. This began to change in 1912 with Alfred Wegener’s formulation of the continental drift theory, and later and more properly the elucidation of plate tectonics during the 1950s and 1960s.
Dupuytren's contracture is a condition where finger tendons contract and the finger points to the palm. It is almost certainly hereditary and tends to show you are from Viking stock. I have had it in the little finger of my left hand, since birth and my paternal grandmother had it too.
Leopold Stokowski played organ at Robert Graves and Nancy Nicholson's wedding during WW1. (Graves did not realise this until Stokowski told him when Graves helped to organise a benefit for Pablo Casals in 1970)