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Maomao: Hi, do you know the “origin” of the Eiffel Tower?
          哎,你知道埃菲尔铁塔的“身世”吗?
Xiao Luo: It’s designed by Gustavo Eiffel, a French architect. Is there anything different?
         法国建筑师埃菲尔造的,还有什么奥妙之处?
 
Maomao: Something you’ve never known! The Eiffel Tower was built for Universal Exhibition
        1889 Paris France.
         不知道了吧!埃菲尔铁塔是1889年法国巴黎世博会的建筑物。
Xiao Luo: did people construct buildings for World Expo?
        世博会还造建筑物?
 
Maomao: Of course! World Expo brings us not only the landmark buildings, but also many great
        inventions. Have you ever heard the slogan—“Everything starts with World Expo”?
        那当然!不仅建筑呢,世博会使人类许多伟大的发明成果走进了我们的生活。没听过一句
           话么,“一切始于世博会”。
Xiao Luo: Are you joking?
           你没开玩笑吧?
 
Maomao: Of course not. The incandescent lamp we use in daily life was invented by Edison.
        当然没有。我们日常生活中用的白炽灯,是爱迪生发明的。
Xiao Luo: I know, but how is it related to World Expo?
        这我知道,但与世博会有什么关系呢?
 
Maomao: The incandescent lamp was displayed first in a World’s Fair, and then introduced into
        people’s life. So did the Edison gramophones, its voice were first heard by visitors in
        World Expo.
        白炽灯也是通过世博会的展示才被普及使用的。还有爱迪生发明的留声机,也是在世博会
          上第一次让人们听到了从留声机里发出的声音。
Xiao Luo: What you said remind me of the marvelous building in Belgium, which is supposed to
         be of a blood tie with World Expo, isn’t it?
         你这么一说我想起来了,好像在比利时还有一个特别棒的建筑,也有着世博“血缘”。
 
Maomao: Bingo! What you mentioned is the Atomiun built for World’s Fair 1958 Brussels Belgium.
        It was called as the most stunning building in the world!
           没错!你说的是1958年比利时布鲁塞尔世博会留下的原子塔建筑,被誉为“地球上最令感到
           震惊的建 筑”!
Xiao Luo: Right, I saw the model, suspended cable structure, unbelievable!
          对我看过模型,悬索结构,妙不可言!