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Mosaic as an art form

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MOSAIC as an art form dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. It is an art whereby stones and tiles are put together, side by side, to create a pattern.

A café called Mosaic by the Creek features mosaic as art and conversation piece. Individual stones are put together, and when finished, they can give the impression that what you’re seeing is on 3D.

Concentration is key to create a nice mosaic. Check if a stone would fit in with the rest. It’s like working on a puzzle.

Grouting cleans the surface. It also keeps the stones in place.

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TRIVIA PA MORE (Various Sources): 52 percent of Americans drink coffee.

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An acre of coffee trees can produce up to 10,000 pounds of coffee cherries. That amounts to approximately 2,000 pounds of beans after hulling or milling.

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Adding sugar to coffee is believed to have started in 1715 in the court of King Louis XIV, the French monarch.

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Advertisements for coffee in London in 1657 claimed that the beverage was a cure for scurvy, gout, and other ills.

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After the decaffeinating process, processing companies no longer throw the caffeine away. They sell it to pharmaceutical companies.

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After they are roasted, and when the coffee beans begin to cool, they release about 700 chemical substances that make up the vaporizing aromas.

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An arabica coffee tree can produce up to 12 pounds of coffee a year, depending on soil and climate.

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Australians consume 60 percent more coffee than tea, a sixfold increase since 1940.

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Beethoven was a coffee lover. He was so particular about his coffee that he always counted 60 beans each cup when he prepared his brew.

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