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Dennis Tito Becomes World's First Space Tourist.

Tito is a multimillionaire who became the first person to pay for a ticket to space. A former scientist of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Tito is the founder of Wilshire Associates, a leading provider of investment management, consulting, and technology services. Despite his career change from aerospace engineering to investment management, he never lost interest in space exploration. In 2001, he paid $20 million to accompany the crew of Soyuz TM-32 into space. How long did he spend there?

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Louis Comfort Tiffany

Tiffany was an American artist and designer who is best known for his work in stained glass. He studied painting with Inness and later established the interior-decorating firm in New York City that came to be known as Tiffany Studios. The firm specialized in favrile glass work, characterized by iridescent colors and natural forms in the Art Nouveau style. Tiffany's lamps became enormously popular in the 1960s and were widely imitated. Who was his father?

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Ferruccio Lamborghini

Lamborghini was a wealthy manufacturer of tractors and an enthusiastic owner of sports cars. Noticing a problem with the clutch systems of the Ferraris he owned, he approached Enzo Ferrari to complain about the issue. Ferrari insulted Lamborghini, stating that a tractor manufacturer was not qualified to criticize Ferraris. A furious Lamborghini then decided to "build better Ferraris than Ferrari." Why did Lamborghini choose the image of a bull for his company's logo?

Last updated on Saturday, 28th April 2007

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