It's not unusual for World War II era bombs to turn up during construction work in German cities – as much as 10 percent of the millions of bombs dropped on Germany during the war did not explode, and ended up buried by rubble, dirt, and time – but it is unusual for one to explode. The Local has more.
“When the virus of restlessness begins to take possession of a wayward man, and the road away from here seems broad and straight and sweet, the victim must first find in himself a good and sufficient reason for going. This to the practical bum is not difficult.”
– John Steinbeck (1902-1968), Travels with Charley
The town of Volterra is famous for its alabaster. Lots of shops sell items created from this marble-like stone, but most of the pieces are mass produced, many from alabaster powder that has been mixed with resin and formed in a mold. If you know where to look, you can still find a few places that produce their pieces by hand.
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