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  • Minoan Miniature Frieze Admirals Flotilla Fresco Art Shipping Scene
    Akrotiri, Santorini, Greece

  • Minoan Miniature Frieze Admirals Flotilla Fresco Art
    in Three Panels
    Akrotiri, Santorini, Greece

  • Minoan Miniature Frieze Admirals Flotilla Fresco Art Thera Scene
    Akrotiri, Santorini, Greece

  • Minoan Women "Ladies in Blue" Fresco Art
    Knossos, Crete, Greece

  • Bull Leaping Fresco
    Knossos, Crete, Greece

  • Dolphins Fresco
    Knossos, Crete, Greece

  • Sea Daffodils 'Lilies' Fresco
    Akrotiri, Santorini, Greece

  • Boxing Boys Fresco
    Akrotiri, Santorini, Greece

  • Antelope Fresco
    Akrotiri, Santorini, Greece

  • Minoan Priest King
    Feathered Prince of Lilies
    Fresco Art
    Knossos, Crete, Greece

  • Minoan Octopus Fresco Art
    Knossos, Crete, Greece

  • Minoan Bull Leaping Toreador Fresco Art
    Knossos, Crete, Greece

  • Minoan Antelope Fresco Art
    Akrotiri, Santorini, Greece

  • Minoan Dolphins Fresco Art
    Knossos, Crete, Greece

  • Minoan Sea Daffodils Lilies Fresco Art
    Akrotiri, Santorini, Greece

Where You Come From and Where You Call Home



Ever since cars were introduced at the end of the 19th century, they have played an important role in daily life. We use cars to drive from home to work to school to elsewhere, and we could hardly get by without them. They are so vital that we are even willing to spend a considerable amount of money purchasing and maintaining them. Knowing about various vehicles and their parts can help us enjoy them more and assist us in making better decisions about their maintenance.

Car enthusiasts and even ordinary drivers might not often think about the rules of physics, but it is the rules of physics that enable cars to function and move us about. All of those physical laws we learned in high school have practical applications in our everyday lives in ways that we do not even realize. Understanding cars and their parts begins by knowing about force, mass, movement, and other physical concepts. These concepts can even explain why cars are not perpetual movement machines but must be started and stopped to keep them going.


Cars are made from a combination of parts that must all function properly if they are to remain in use. Wheels, gears, brakes, seats, pipes, and much more are all found in the body of every car on the market. Moreover, as with other machines and their parts, car parts must be replaced or repaired to keep the vehicle in good working order. Buying parts at a discount will save drivers money on their car maintenance, and they will keep their autos in good working order.


Nearly every industrialized country in the world has its own car manufacturers, and global trade means drivers can get whatever car they want no matter where it is made. Japan and the United States are titans in the car industry, but Germany, Korea, and many other countries are also well-known for their car manufacturing. The best car for a driver does not always come from the driver's own country. Sometimes, a driver is happier with a foreign model.


Because cars are made all over the world, car parts are also produced across the globe as well. Getting the best deal on parts may mean importing them. However, mechanics can often find great deals on parts made in the same country. Looking for the best deal on the highest-quality parts can take some time, but it is well worth it.


Foreign and domestic cars are not used only for leisure or business purposes. In fact, cars are found in the sports world as well, with car-racing a popular sport around the world. Formula 1 racing is a beloved international sport, and since 1950, drivers have been building and driving Formula 1 cars around the world. The principles behind the construction of a Formula 1 car are not all that different than the principles of construction for non-racing cars, but Formula 1 cars are much faster.


For those drivers who can afford it, it is possible to get the feel of Formula 1 racing with cars that can be used for business or leisure. Since 1963, the sleek Italian Lamborghini has been a favorite for those who can afford to pay a premium for a fast car that can also take them around town. These cars may cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, but they are well worth it for enthusiasts. They can be found all over the world, even though the production company is based in Italy.


Whether one ends up buying an affordable car or a more expensive luxury model such as a Lamborghini, it is good to have a source of affordable car parts. There are also exciting careers in the automotive industry, for those who'd like to be experts at using these parts themselves. Mechanics earn good money, as do designers who work for the large manufacturers. Study up on the industry to save money on parts and to find an exciting career in the automobile industry.

Where You Come From and Where You Call Home


Home is a place of great significance for many. When a person buys a house, it is often with the intention of putting down roots. A house is where one lays their head at night, relaxes after a hard day of work, raises a family, and grows old. Over the years, homeowners must properly care for their home to reduce the need for serious future repair. In addition, they may even make minor to major home improvements that increase energy efficiency or make the home more appealing inside and out. In addition to having a place to call home, many people also want to know where they come from, which means knowing where their ancestors called home. One can discover where they are from and who their ancestors are through genealogy. Genealogy involves studying historical records including birth, marriage, and death certificates. One may conduct research by interviewing their parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and other relatives who may have information about one's ancestry. Genealogical DNA testing can also help narrow down ethnicity and what region of the world one's ancestors are from. Learning this information can provide invaluable information and even a sense of pride to one's family and future generations.