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Adèle Exarchopoulos
Adèle Exarchopoulos

The 2013 French romantic coming-of-age drama film Blue Is the Warmest Colour garnered awards and nominations in a variety of categories. In the film, Adèle Exarchopoulos (pictured) stars as a teenager who falls in love with an older woman played by Léa Seydoux. The film premiered at the 66th Cannes Film Festival in May 2013, where it won the Palme d'Or. For the first time, the jury at Cannes presented the award to three recipients: director Abdellatif Kechiche, Exarchopoulos, and Seydoux. At the age of 19, Exarchopoulos became the youngest recipient of the award. At the 39th César Awards, the film received eight nominations, including Best Film, Best Director for Kechiche, and Best Actress for Seydoux. Exarchopoulos was the sole winner for Most Promising Actress. (Full list...)

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Grapsus grapsus

The red rock crab (Grapsus grapsus), also known as "Sally Lightfoot", is one of the commonest crabs along the western seaboard of the Americas. John Steinbeck wrote of them, "Everyone who has seen them has been delighted with them ... These little crabs, with brilliant cloisonné carapaces, walk on their tiptoes, they have remarkable eyes and an extremely fast reaction time." He tried to catch them but to little avail. "If you walk slowly, they move slowly ahead of you in droves. If you hurry, they hurry. When you plunge at them, they seem to disappear in a puff of blue smoke."

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