reflecting light in bright sparkling flashes
Named for Hortense, the daughter of Napoleon’s stepchild, this glittering diamond has a crack. However, it is so steeped in French history and Napoleonic legend, that it retains its pricelessness despite the flaw.
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Upon his death, Albert Einstein's brain was photographed and dissected into 240 parts. Scientists are now looking through the material for anatomical quirks that would help shed light on the physicist's genius.