First World War

War in the Sunshine

With the ability to find beauty in foreign battlefields during the First World War, work by painters and photographers who captured the British experiences in Italy with their own eyes is exhibited at Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 

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‘Which inventions were created by accident?’

Potato chips. In the 1800s in New York, a customer at a restaurant sent back French fries because they were too thick. The cook made thinner ones that the customer still thought were too thick. Exasperated, the chef made ones that were exceedingly thin to piss off the customer... who loved them.