It is believed that this is not just a maple leaf, but a leaf of sugar maple-a tree that grows only in North America, where it is extracted from the famous maple syrup and sugar.
It was first used as a national symbol in 1965, when the canadian flag appeared in the form in which we are used to seeing it – a red maple leaf on a white background between two red stripes. Continue reading
Russian tourists going on vacation to Vietnam should be aware of the illegality of renting a motor vehicle with an engine capacity of more than 49 CC, as well as the financial and legal consequences in case of participation in an accident or detention by the Vietnamese police. Continue reading
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, or rather, India.
In Spain, until the end of the XVII century, the name “Western India” was used, and it was forbidden to call the continent “America” in official documents and on geographical maps. Continue reading
In the Western part, where the coastal zone is located, the waters of the Yellow sea do have a yellowish tinge.
This is due to the fact that the sea in this area is shallow, and deposits of yellow sand silt from the mouth of the great Chinese river Huanghe spread for many kilometers. Continue reading
According to some scientists, the Red sea was so named because of the seasonal redness of the water associated with the reproduction of reddish single-celled algae.
However, historians believe that the name of the sea in some ancient languages unknown to modern science did not mean the color of the water, but the location of the sea, and the word “red” in this case means “southern”. Continue reading