Why don't the Japanese get old?
The Japanese, like all people, unfortunately, are getting old. And the question, apparently, is inspired by the widely discussed book on the Internet " Why Japanese do not age. Secrets…

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Why is India the "jewel of the British crown"?
This enthusiastic epithet entered the international political and journalistic lexicon after 1858, when India was officially declared a colony of great Britain, and the British Queen Victoria-the Empress of India.…

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About tourist fraudsters
The Internet is full of terrible stories about the treachery of tour operators who leave unhappy tourists in a foreign country, after robbing them. There are also stories about fraudulent…

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Why was Egypt called Egypt?

Immediately it should be clarified-Egypt is a country in North Africa called only by foreigners, the Egyptians themselves and residents of other Arab countries call it Misr, officially-Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiya (Arab Republic of Egypt).

The name Egypt came to Russian and other European languages not from ancient Egyptian, as is sometimes thought,but from ancient Greek. Continue reading

Why is there left-hand traffic in Japan?
The legend explains this as follows. Japanese samurai in the old days moved along narrow mountain roads with swords on the left side. And in order not to provoke a…

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Why is the Black sea called black?
There is no single and fully reliable version on this subject. According to the Turks, the name dates back to the time when their country pursued an active aggressive policy…

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Walking in Helsinki
It's no secret that many Russians living in the North-Western district spend their weekends in Finland. Today, they can easily rent a cottage on the lake, and relax in the…

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Why was America called America?
As you know, the discoverer of the American continent, Christopher Columbus, did not call the land discovered by him his name, because he considered it the East coast of Asia,…

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