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Polixeni Papapetrou

Hello Funny Names Fans! For those of you who love the land down under, we are celebrating famed Australian photographer, Polixeni Papapetrou. Her name is pronounced poh-leek-SEE-neeĀ  pah-pah-PET-roo. I have been unable to verify if her father had a pet … Continue reading

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Gutzon Borglum, Man of Many Explosive Faces

Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum was an American-born sculptor famous for carving the monumental presidents’ heads at Mt. Rushmore, as well as other famous monuments and historical sculptures. Unquestionably one of the greatest American sculptors ever – he was the … Continue reading

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