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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining Prestigous. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is Prestigous so important!

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  1. The city of Bruges enjoyed almost 400 years of prosperity due to a single storm in 1134 that opened up a natural channel that allowed sea trade. It lost its prestige when the channel got blocked again in the 1500s.

  2. There is no "Nobel Prize" for Economics - it is a separate prize created 67 years later, which Alfred Nobel's descendants have called "a PR coup by economists to enhance the prestige of free market ideology and establish it as a science."

  3. Up until World War I, it was common for both men and women to have long hair. The unsanitary conditions of trench warfare caused men to adopt short hair to avoid lice and fleas. Due to the number of war veterans and the prestige granted to them, short hair became the dominant style for men.

  4. Christopher Nolan 'begged' David Bowie to act as Nikola Tesla in his movie 'The Prestige'

  5. Ingredients in the average bottle of prestige perfume cost about $1.20 to $1.50. The actual liquid in a typical bottle of $150 perfume is less than 1% of the retail cost. The bottle, box and and display carton typically cost four to six times times more than the fragrance itself

  6. Encyclopedia Britannica’s own market research showed that the typical encyclopedia owner opened his or her volumes less than once a year. They bought them for prestige, not for knowledge.

  7. The "Counting Coup", a war act originated by American Indians by which warriors would sneak up on enemy combatants, touch them on their body, and silently leave without being detected or causing harm. Escaping unharmed was considered a great prestige, especially if risking death or capture

  8. Through many objections Merriam-Webster added the word 'McJob' to their dictionary (2003), defining it as "a low-paying, low-prestige dead-end job that requires few skills and offers very little chance of intracompany advancement".

  9. Granite's cost is much higher than in price than other man-made materials for projects, but it is considered a prestige material, used to impress others because of its elegance, durability, and quality.

  10. The term corduroy (cloth of the king) was coined in England to give "an air of French prestige" to the cloth. Later it was sold in France with the English phrase "kings cords".

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The state of Tlaxcala was involved in a long, ongoing war with the Aztec Empire beginning in the fifteenth century. The Aztecs engaged Tlaxcala in a number of "Flower Wars," which were designed to capture live warriors in order to claim human sacrifice victims and to boost the prestige of the warriors who captured them.

Miles Davis recorded 4 albums between 2 recording sessions in 1956 to fulfill and conclude his contract with Prestige Records

After moving up the ranks during peace time, Hindenburg acquired enough wealth and prestige to marry Gertrud von Sperling in 1860. The couple had two daughters and one son.

The original name for Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' was '12 Years' until he discovered there was a similarly named, soon-to-be Oscar-winning prestige picture on the horizon (12 Years a Slave)

These inventions made the work of the plantation so automated that it resulted in wealth and prestige for his family.

In 1908, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany held an interview with the Daily Telegraph that went so poorly his prestige and influence never recovered.

In Australia during the 1800's, the term ‘squatter’ came to refer to a person of high social prestige who grazes livestock on a large scale. Hence the term, Squattocracy, a play on aristocracy.

Mana, as a video game concept, came from Polynesian peoples. The original meaning was that of an individual or groups' prestige.

Yet another reason to respect Eleanor Roosevelt: she used her prestige to help get the Tuskegee air program (which became the Tuskegee Airmen) off the ground

When German Mathias Rust illegally flew a Cessna into the USSR, the incident aided Gorbachev in the implementation of his reforms, by allowing him to dismiss rival military officials whilst reducing the prestige of the Soviet military, thus helping bring the collapse of the Soviet Union.